Police received an 8:28 p.m. report of a suspicious group in a yard on Village Street and subsequently arrested SamMastronardi, 17, of 128 Pleasant St., Marblehead, on charges of trespassing and being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol, and Michael Johnson , 18, of 371 River St., Mattapan, on charges of trespassing and being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol. A 16-year-old was also arrested on the same charges.
A 4:50 p.m. report of men begging for money brought police to the area of Burlington Coat Factory, where they advised the men to leave.
A 5:58 p.m. report of a disturbance brought police to 2 Shore Drive, where they determined a father, daughter and daughter’s boyfriend had been arguing. Police subsequently arrested Kegi Hallatari, 19, of 2 Shore Drive, Peabody, on charges of possession of a class A drug and two counts of possession of a class B drug.
Police responded to the Cabaret Lounge at 3:30 a.m. after a report that a woman had returned to retrieve her motor vehicle after being told earlier in the night by police to wait until morning to drive. Janette B. Straub , 23, of 443 Adams St., Abington, was arrested on a charge of drunken driving.
A suspicious man in a red motor vehicle with white tires was reported to be “watching children” at area schools, according to a 11:15 a.m. log entry, but officers were unable to locate any such vehicle.
Police responded to a 4:26 p.m. report of five loose pitbulls at Gallows Hill Park and advised two people that their dogs had to be leashed and licensed with the city.
A Pickering Street woman reported at 6:07 p.m. that somebody had left a bag with two lacrosse sticks on the sidewalk in front of her residence.
Police conducted a traffic stop on North Street at 6:50 p.m. and subsequently arrested
Joshua R. Doucette, 21, of 35 Lynn St., Peabody, on a charge of illegal possesion of a class A substance; Leslie Thomas Ferreira, 30, homeless, on a charge of being knowably present in a place where heroin is being kept; and Corina Marie Lyttle, 23, of 29 Hancock St., Salem, on a charge of being knowably present in a place where heroin is being kept.
A 7:33 p.m. report of a man trying to get into houses brought police to Buffum Street, where they encountered a man who said he been looking for a place to relieve himself.
A 14-year-old boy in the area of Washington Square was struck in the face with a “hard object,” possibly brass knuckles, while trying to break up a fight between two girls, said Lt. Scott Englehardt. Police received the report at 8:09 p.m.
Two women in the parking lot of Bill and Bob’s Famous Roast Beef reported being followed there by an unknown man, according to a 1:04 a.m. report. The suspect was described as a white man in his early 20s, thin, wearing baggy jeans, a red shirt and a black cap. Once in the lot, one of the women confronted the man, who then “used profanities towards the two females” and sped away from the scene in a blue Toyota. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
A driver struck a telephone pole at 335 Bridge St., according to a 5:42 a.m. report. The driver, who told police he felt tired immediately before the accident, will be cited for operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger. No injuries were reported.
A Briggs Street woman reported at 8:47 a.m. that she had been assaulted by three different people over the past three days, but declined to identify them.
An Ober Street man reported at 10:06 a.m. that he had been chased into his house by a loose pitbull as he tried to take out his trash.
A vehicle struck a bicyclist on Lafayette Street, according to a 3:29 p.m. report. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Mass. General via ambulance with a leg injury. A spokesman at the hospital said he was in good condition last night.
A camcorder was reported stolen from Best Buy at 6:34 p.m.
Police took a report of shoplifting from Big Lots at 2:22 p.m.