The Salem News
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A man reported at 9:15 a.m. that he had heard his neighbors on an unidentified street “saying they had killed a couple of people.” Police wrote: “He related he did hear it last night....and thought he should report it.”
The vice principal at Marblehead High School reported two students had been found with marijuana and paraphernalia at 12:51 p.m.
A Cloutmans Lane woman reported at 2:29 p.m. that she had received a strange text message that said, “Hello this is Tylers mom. What are specs for the weapon? Thank you Renee.”
Police received a 3:02 p.m. report from a woman on Green Street Court who said her neighbors had “unusual people” in the building and that about 10 people were living above her. Police wrote: “At one point she threatened to shoot through the floor with a gun. She was advised that was a threat and she shouldn’t speak like that, she then said that she was only kidding and wouldn’t even know how to use a gun.”
A man in a gray Kia pulled over on Pleasant Street and said, “Excuse me,” prompting a female on foot to run home and tell her mother, according to a 7:02 p.m. report. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.
A 10:01 p.m. report that a woman was crying and requesting assistance brought police to Lafayette Street. Troy Maloney, 46, of 13 Lafayette St., Marblehead, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.
Police received a 10:42 p.m. report that a white man with a slim build stole a carton of Marlboro cigarettes from the Pump’n Pantry at 137 Newbury St.
A woman reported at 10:47 p.m. that numerous prescriptions had been stolen from her backpack while she was at Pierpont Park earlier in the day.
A 11:54 p.m. report of a disturbance at 5 Carol Ann Road led to the arrest of Scott Broughton, 26, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault.
Police conducted a traffic stop at 347 Lynnfield St. at 1:02 a.m. and arrested Garry Zimmerman, 61, of 924 Capitol Landing Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, on a charge of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation.
A traffic stop at Washington and Hourihan streets at 7:54 a.m. resulted in the arrest of Julio Dejesus, 38, of 25 Loris Road, Peabody, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating with a revoked registration and having an uninsured motor vehicle.
Police received a 10:52 a.m. report that an elderly person was sitting on the sidewalk on Essex Street with “legs in the roadway.”
A motorist reported at 12:40 p.m. that he had nearly struck a pedestrian on Humphrey Street at the Lynn line “because he was focused reading a digital sign just prior to the walkway.” An officer was going to investigate whether the sign should be moved.
Police conducted a traffic stop on Cabot Street at the Salem line at 5:14 p.m. and arrested Shane Cicoria, 30, of 36 School St., Beverly, on a charge of resisting arrest, in addition to three default warrants.
A 10:16 p.m. report that people were shooting water balloons from a makeshift catapult brought police to 19 Ashton Ave., where they determined no damage had been done. “Homemade device disposed of,” wrote police.
Police received a 9:04 p.m. report that a man in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot tried to “call over” a couple kids in the Park Street playground, according to an email from Officer Mike Boccuzzi. “Kids got nervous and didn’t approach,” he wrote. A mother reported the incident. No other similar incidents were reported.
Police received a 6:58 p.m. report that an erratic motorist struck a sign at Maple and Poplar streets, but they were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.
Police retrieved a hypodermic needle from the roadway at Seneca Drive and Summer Street, according to a 8:25 p.m. log item.
A Charter Street resident was using a table saw at 11:22 p.m., according to the log.
A 1:34 p.m. report of a shoplifter at the Walmart at 55 Brooksby Village Drive resulted in the arrest of Edward Phillips, 32, of 69 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg, on a charge of larceny over $250.
Police received a 7:34 p.m. report that oxygen tanks had fallen off a truck on Tremont Street.
The Fire Department extinguished a Dumpster fire at 232 Highland Ave. at 8 p.m.
Police responded to an 8:04 a.m. report that a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle at Washington and Church streets, but no injuries were reported.
A 9:35 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought officers to 74 Beaver St., where they determined a mother and daughter were arguing over how the mother did laundry.
Police conducted a traffic stop on Maple Street at 1:28 p.m. and arrested Michael Carey, 52, of 21 Acacia St., Gloucester, on a charge of operating after license revocation and a marked lanes violation. He was also wanted on an outstanding warrant, an officer said.
A 3:02 p.m. report of a domestic dispute between a mother and her two young daughters at 36 Village Road resulted in the arrest of Susan Kenney, 47, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.