The Salem News
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A caller reported hearing a child yelling for its mother at School Street and Roundhouse Road at 5:07 p.m. “Caller said the voice does not sound in distress or hurt,” wrote police. “Caller cannot actually see the child but can hear them in the area.” An officer was unable to locate the child.
Police were unable to locate a man in a suit who was reported to be pinning a female against a fence on Essex Street at 10:05 p.m.
A lobsterman reported at 12:39 p.m. that lobsters had been stolen from his boat moored at Fisherman’s Beach. Police received another report that lobsters had been stolen in the same vicinity at 1:04 p.m., and then a 10:26 p.m. report that lobsters had been stolen from somebody at 531 Humphrey St.
A Hillside Avenue resident reported at 4:39 p.m. that lawn furniture had been stolen off a porch.
A 92-year-old woman was hospitalized after a 1:57 a.m. report that she’d fallen and broken her arm at 11 Highland Place.
Police responded to nearby 24 Jackson St. after a 5:29 p.m. report of a possible homeless encampment, but determined the site had likely been abandoned. “Old clothes were strewn about and two old, very wet blankets were found in the forested section of the playground,” an officer wrote.
Police searched the area near the train depot at 242 Bridge St. with the aid of a K-9 unit after a 7:32 p.m. report that a man had caught another man trying to steal his bike. The suspect had fled onto a train, but then apparently got off it and eluded police. “It was learned that the suspect had left belongings on the train as he fled...consisting of a blue bag of assorted woman’s clothing and a large set of bolt cutters,” wrote police. The suspect was described as white, thin, about 30 years old, with “scruffy” facial hair and a green baseball cap.
Somebody in lockup at the station on Margin Street had attempted suicide, according to a 9:19 p.m. log item.
A 10:28 p.m. report of a domestic dispute between a brother and sister brought police to 11 Central St., where they determined the two were arguing over a Comcast bill.
Police responded to the parking lot at 59 Boston St. after a 10:33 p.m. report of a fight and spoke to three men sitting on the side of a building there. “All relate that they are homeless and there was no fight,” an officer wrote.
A 1:11 a.m. report that youths were attempting to take a flag off a pole brought police to South Washington Square. An officer wrote later: “No one found in area. No group or youths. Flag intact.”
Police responded to 20 Prescott St. after a 2:54 a.m. report of a domestic dispute and determined that a man who was a friend of a group of people there had been “asked to leave.” An officer wrote that the man “was not happy about this and proceeded to yell up to the friends from the street for almost 30 minutes. He was gone by the time officers arrived on scene.”
Police received a 2:57 a.m. report that a “roving band of youths” were being loud at Loring Avenue and Pickman Road. “Observed the group of youths on central campus heading toward Marsh Hall,” wrote an officer later. “All of the youths entered the dorm.”
Salem State police arrested a 16-year-old on charges of drunken driving, operating without a license, speeding, giving a false name and a marked lanes violation, according to a 3:22 a.m. log item.
Police received a 7:26 a.m. report that somebody had broken into a construction site at 28 Goodhue St. and stolen a $1,100 air compressor and seven boxes of sprinkler heads worth a total of $6,500.
Police were unable to locate a youth who was reported to be riding a bike erratically near Klop Alley at 2:32 p.m.
Police responded to 35 Congress St. after a 2:46 p.m. report of a possibly intoxicated man, but an officer wrote later: “He was not intoxicated. He stated he was very sleepy.”
A 6:48 p.m. report of an erratic driver on Endicott Street led to the arrest of John Galvin, 22, of 8 Sunset Drive, Beverly, on charges of possession of a class B drug and possession of a class C drug.
Police received a 7:09 p.m. report that the CVS at 111 Newbury St. had gotten a bomb threat.
An employee of the Macy’s at the Northshore Mall reported at 3:26 p.m. that he had restrained a woman suspected of shoplifting with handcuffs while trying to get her into the loss prevention office. Subsequently arrested was Jamie E. Drago, 29, of 17 Zito Drive, Saugus, on a charge of larceny over $250.
An officer was waved down about 12:30 p.m. by a man who said he was having a problem at PK Motor Cars, 195 Washington St. “The officer went to the business and they did not want to discuss the issue with him. The officer stated that there was a dispute over a deposit that was made on a vehicle. He never bought the vehicle and the business is refusing to return his money at this time.”