A Rockaway Street man reported at 10:30 a.m. that somebody had opened a Comcast account in Salem using his Social Security number.
Police received a 10:46 a.m. report from a Bessom Street man who said he had tried the designated Boston marathon bombing tip line but was unable to get through. “He stated that while helping out some children at the scene, he noted a man behind him just standing and staring at him.” Police advised the man to keep trying to the tip line; according to the log, he eventually got in contact with the FBI.
A Gerry Street woman reported at 1:26 p.m. that she had received a call from “American Roofer Safety” offering a half-priced chimney cleaning. “When caller asked (if) she could have a contact number because she wanted to discuss this with her husband, the phone was hung up,” police wrote.
Police received a 7:19 p.m. report of a black trash bag on Atlantic Avenue. Police wrote: “Confirmed just a bag of trash.”
Kids put cones across Brook Road, according to an 8:38 p.m. log item.
The Fire Department extinguished a fire inside a garage at 13 Centennial Drive, according to a 3:43 p.m. log item.
Police received a 4:36 p.m. report of shoplifting at Petco at 10 Sylvan St. and arrested William McLaughlin, 49, of 16 Cherry St., Apt. 1, Salem, on charges of shoplifting and disorderly conduct and Karen Beaupre, 49, of the same address, on a charge of shoplifting.
Police received a 7:56 p.m. report of a shoplifter at J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall who had an expired Visa, a Lebanese passport, two children and an “inability to communicate due to language barrier,” according to the log. Police determined that the woman’s husband had a valid Visa. Police were investigating.