The Salem News
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A UPS driver reported finding a dead body between a fence and a walkway at a Marsh Avenue address at 2:25 p.m. Officer Dave Costa said the body belonged to a 66-year-old man who had been seen in the neighborhood earlier in the day. No signs of foul play were found inside or outside the residence, he said. State police and the state medical examiner’s office are investigating.
Police received a 7:49 p.m. report that somebody had shot a BB through a front window at 354 Rantoul St.
A woman whom police found sitting in the middle of Herrick Street in the rain agreed to go back into Beverly Hospital for treatment, according to an 8:27 p.m. report.
A 12:08 p.m. report of animal abuse at 58 Cabot St. resulted in the arrest of @text1_Bullet:Anthony Geyer@text1_Bullet:, 21, of 8 Roundy St., Beverly, on a charge of cruelty to an animal. Officer Dave Costa said Geyer’s mother reported that he had killed her 6-month-old cat and that one witness told police she had seen Geyer “dragging the cat through the snow by a collar” the night before. Another witness called police when Geyer came to her door holding the dead cat and said it was “not purring right.” Investigating officers determined that the cat had a large amount of food stuffed into its mouth and that Geyer had scratches consistent with claw marks on his hands when he was arrested, although Geyer said they were sustained during a fistfight, Costa said.
Police responded to a 2:26 p.m. report that a resident was bothering his neighbors at 20 Sohier Road and found a man sitting on a microwave in a common hall, playing guitar. “He was advised that he was bothering other residents and to play his guitar in his apartment,” an officer wrote. “He stated that he was within his rights to make music. I agreed with him but stated that this common hallway is shared by all. He went back into his apartment.”
A Bridge Street man reported at 5:33 p.m. that he had been awakened the night before by a “vibrating noise coming through the walls.” Officers checked nearby apartments but found nothing suspicious. “No vibrating noise at the present moment,” police wrote.
An 8:24 p.m. report of a telephone pole fire brought police and the Fire Department to 50 Grove St., where they determined that equipment there was smoldering and “occasionally a flame would appear.” National Grid was contacted to fix the problem.
Officers responded to Central Street after a 10:40 p.m. report that someone had walked out on an open tab. @text1_Bullet:Melissa Cote@text1_Bullet:, 25, of 14 Gardner St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of defrauding an innkeeper. She was also the subject of a warrant.
An 11:02 p.m. report of “yelling and banging” brought police to 49 Essex St., where they determined two people had been watching “Jackass: The Movie” and “might have been laughing loud.”
A man will be summonsed on a charge of assault and battery on a medical employee after he allegedly punched a Salem Hospital employee in the jaw while he was awaiting treatment, according to an 11:20 p.m. report.
Police responded to an 11:36 p.m. report of domestic assault at 71 Palmer St. and arrested @text1_Bullet:Patrick Devine@text1_Bullet:, 24, of 30 Tucker St., Lynn, on charges of domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, malicious destruction of property under $250, larceny of property under $250, and threatening to commit a crime.
An officer observed a pickup truck run a stop sign at Gedny and Margin streets at 6:15 a.m. and arrested @text1_Bullet:Elvis@text1_Bullet: @text1_Bullet:Brito@text1_Bullet:, 41, of 14 Dana St., Lynn, on charges of operating after license suspension and a red light violation.
The Fire Department extinguished a stove fire at 11 Church St., according to a 12:09 p.m. report.
Police received a 1:37 p.m. report that an ice sculpture at 180 Essex St. had been toppled. An officer checked the area and determined that two others had been damaged, as well.
A 1:57 p.m. report of domestic assault on Jefferson Avenue resulted in the arrest of @text1_Bullet:Ahmed Mehalba@text1_Bullet:, 40, of 357 Jefferson Ave., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
Officers responded to a 3:36 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Family Dollar store at 138 Canal St. and determined that a woman had walked out with a $7 bottle of Gain laundry detergent under her coat. Police spoke to the woman, who admitted stealing the item and said she was “very sorry.” She was issued a no-trespass order.
A 3:29 p.m. report of a swan with a possible broken wing brought police to the Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St. “Duck is in the parking lot,” police wrote later. “Animal control cannot catch the duck.”
St. Adelaide Church at 712 Lowell St. was evacuated after a report of a gas leak and National Grid was called to the scene, according to a 6:36 p.m. log item.
A Sprague Street woman reported to police at 7:20 p.m. that somebody kept ordering Chinese food to her house.
An officer at 8 Glendale Drive at 8:07 p.m. arrested @text1_Bullet:Amanda Herrick@text1_Bullet:, 31, of 6 Yale St., Danvers, on a charge of drunken driving.
Police responded to a 12:35 p.m. report of a disturbance at 6 Lee Park and arrested @text1_Bullet:Aaron C. Vose@text1_Bullet:, 27, of 27 Brunswick Road, Baltic, Conn., on charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing.