A caller reported two suspicious men running down Jefferson Avenue, one carrying a tire, the other a car jack. An officer met up with the two men, who were standing next to a white Chevrolet Prizm with a flat tire and noticed another tire lying on the ground. The two men insisted the spare tire had come from the trunk, but the officer noticed snow on it. At that point, one of the men allegedly admitted to stealing the tire from a car parked in the lot at 65 Jefferson Ave. Pedro Juan Colon, Jr., 41, and Luis A. Vega, 44, both of 40 Cabot St., Salem, were arrested and charged with larceny of property (over $250).
A man reported that while getting off the 6:20 p.m. commuter train, a man pushed him to the ground, knocking off his eyeglasses, and stole his shoulder bag containing a silver 15-inch Apple Mac Pro, valued at $2,800. The mugger then allegedly fled into a red vehicle operated by a getaway driver. The mugger was described as a white man in his late 20s, about 6 feet 2 inches tall with dark hair, blue jeans and a black North Face-type jacket.
At 10:34 p.m., a man reported that while walking down Commercial Street, a man in a red or orange midsize vehicle approached him and yelled for him to get in the car. The man then started chasing the victim down the street with a knife before eventually fleeing in the vehicle on North Street.
At 1:32 a.m., police came upon a car lodged in a tall snowbank on Dodge Street. Michael J. Stomatuk, 34, of 4836 E. Mossman Road, Phoenix, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle so as to endanger.
Xavier W. Pixley, 19, of 337 Essex St., Swampscott, and Cody Scott George, 17, of 33 Cherry St., Swampscott, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Robert S. Hogan, 43, no known address, was arrested at 4:17 p.m. and charged with two counts of domestic assault and battery.
A man was summonsed for operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle after he was involved in a two-car collision on Washington Street at 3:38 p.m. One woman was transported to Salem Hospital.
A man called Animal Control at 8:53 a.m. looking for his missing male pit bull, Alpha. Police told the man that Alpha had been hit by a car and taken to Northeast Vet, though he was believed to be OK.
At 9:39 am., an Arch Street neighbor complained that a German shepherd living on Avon Street was out in the park again. Animal Control gave the dog's owner a warning.
A resident reported a stop sign missing at Lake Street and Pine Street. DPW was notified.
At 10:46 a.m., a 45-day quarantine was lifted for Mallory the cat.
Eric Perkins, 21, of 17 Louis Road, Peabody, was arrested at 11:42 a.m. near Lynnfield Street and charged with an unsafe lane change, a marked lanes violation and operating under the influence of liquor.
A Veterans Memorial Drive caller reported his car keyed on all sides with profanity written on the hood and trunk.
A minor car crash was reported at Kelly's Roast Beef at 6:57 p.m.
Police responded to a motor vehicle hit-and-run at Best Buy at 4:18 p.m.
At 4:52 p.m., police investigated young men possibly breaking into cars on Essex Street.
Police received a report of an intoxicated woman who may have been assaulted near CVS at 3:04 a.m.