The Fire Department responded to 7 Clifton Ave. at 7:12 a.m. on a report of a garage being struck by lightning. “There was quite a bit of smoke showing,” said Lt. Eric Fowler. It had not been determined if the lightning struck the garage or a nearby tree, which had a big section apparently damaged by lightning. There was minimal damage and no injuries reported during the fire. The biggest challenge was gaining access to the garage because the doors open electronically, Fowler said.
Russel T. Hurd Jr., 72, 14 Myrtle St., was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery on a person over 60 and intimidation of a witness
Justin T. Clancy, 18, 6 Mulberry Drive, Peabody, and Erik B. Krezmien, 20, homeless, were arrested on MacArthur Road at 12:41 a.m. on charges of nighttime breaking and entering for felony and receiving stolen property over $250. Police were called to the street on a report that a “party entered vehicle.” Clancy was additionally charged with violating the city’s knife/weapon ordinance.
Money was reported stolen from a wallet at Motel 6 at 8:25 p.m.
Jason Papagikos, 37, 295 Lynn Shore Ave., was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 128 on a warrant, according to a 3:11 a.m. report.
Stephen Bruce, 39, 11 Clifton St., Salem, was arrested for forging or misusing RMV documents after a traffic stop on Endicott and Sylvan streets, according to 7:12 a.m. report.
A snowblower was reported stolen from 9 Rainbow Terrace at 1:01 p.m.
A woman reported to police at 9:54 a.m. that she saw a “guy with a big belly” sleeping on a bench at Crocker Park. The caller suggested officers check the park in the overnight hours.
A man reported to police at 2:55 a.m. that he was “jumped” and “pushed off” his moped by another male as he was driving on Sewall Street. He declined medical treatment. Police checked the area for the suspect but were unable to locate him.
Oscar Solorio, 30, 64 Foster St., Apt. 306, Peabody, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery at 5:03 p.m. at his address. His ex-wife reported that he left her apartment after throwing her to the ground after a dispute over child visitation rights, according to the police log item.
A caller reported to police that “intoxicated youths” were kicking mailboxes and walking in Lynnfield Street, according to a 12:48 a.m. log item. An officer reported that both youths were picked up by their father.
Andres Rivera, 31, 13 High St., was arrested on a warrant for distributing a class D substance in a school zone, according to an 8:18 p.m. report.
Police were called to the Broad Street cemetery at 3:52 p.m. on a report that people were having sex in public. There was a couple found lying in the grass, but they were fully clothed, according to the log item. The two were advised to leave the area and not engage in “inappropriate behavior in public.”
An unarmed robbery was reported at Cafe Kushco, 128 Washington St., at 4:55 p.m. An employee said a man in his 20s handed her a note demanding to empty the cash register. The man also stole the tip jar with approximately $30 in it, according to police.
Stephen D. Edmunds, 27, 286 Newbury St., Peabody, was arrested on charges of drunken driving, marked lanes violation and leaving the scene of property damage, after an accident on the corner of Barr and Mason streets at 9:38 p.m.
Mark T. Ricker, 55, 116 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace after police were called to his address on a report of a party at 10:37 p.m.
Leonard M. Gowen, 77, 22 Prince St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery at 10:55 p.m.
Jacob Laustsen, 20, 16 Topsfield Road, Boxford, was arrested for violating the city’s knife ordinance after police were called to the commons for a reported fight at 3:26 a.m.
Viktor Raskin, 60, 6 Loring Hills Ave., Salem, was arrested on charges of drunken driving second offense and marked lane violation after a reported car accident on Paradise Road at 8:29 p.m. No injuries were reported, according to the log item.
Jacob Parker, 25, of Lynn was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with suspended license, moped violation and motorcycle equipment violation on Middlesex Avenue at 12:53 p.m.
A man in front of Town Hall, 22 Monument Ave., called police because he witnessed a woman walking a brown dog who refused to pick up her dog’s “droppings” at 6:32 a.m.