Police responded to 81 Highland Ave., at 4:05 p.m., for a motor-vehicle accident.

An officer went to 56 Margin St., at 7:05 p.m., to deal with an unwanted guest.

Officers were sent to 122 Lafayette St., at 7:30 p.m., where they arrested a 61-year-old homeless Salem man on an outstanding warrant.

A larceny report brought an officer to 40 Circle Hill Road, at 7:40 p.m.

Police responded to 408 Essex St., at 8:35 p.m. for a motorcycle/pedestrian or bicycle accident.


Two units responded, at 4:05 a.m., to 4 Technology Way for an alarm. The officers checked all doors and found the building to be secure.

A report of threats brought officers to 62 Butler St., at 4:15 a.m.

Two units were dispatched, at 5 a.m., to the Nathaniel Bowditch School, for an alarm. They determined the building to be secure. They spoke with the custodian, who had been called along with them, and he said he was going to unlock the school for the day.

Officers were sent back to US Biological, 4 Technology Way, at 6:45 a.m., for a second alarm in less than three hours. Again, they checked the entire building, and, again, they found it be secure.

The report of a previous assault brought officers to 23 Congress St., at 10 a.m.

Police had to be called to First Church, 316 Essex St., at about 12:25 p.m., for the report of an undesirable guest who refused to leave.

A motor-vehicle repair plate was reported stolen, at 1:20 p.m., from 9 Herbert St.

Officers were dispatched, at 2:24 p.m., to Washington Street and Barton Square, for a minor motor vehicle accident between a 2009 Honda Accord and a 2013 Honda Accord. One vehicle rear-ended the other, after it failed to stop in time. There were no injuries, no tows and the responsible driver was given a written warning for following too closely.



Police were dispatched, at 5:40 p.m., to a Bass River Road address where they arrested and performed a courtesy booking on a local resident for violating a harassment prevention order in Wakefield.

Officers were sent to 253 Cabot St., at 7:50 p.m., for a homeless person sleeping in the cellar. He was transported to Beverly Hospital.


Officers were dispatched, at 8:50 a.m., to the vicinity of Brimbal Avenue and Herrick Street, for a motor vehicle accident.

Police went to an Elliott Street apartment, at 10:50 a.m. for a report of simple threats.



Police went to Liberty Lane, at 8 a.m., for a utility pole cracked in half. A caller told the electric light department that a landscaping truck had hit the pole and apparently did not stop. It appeared, at this time, that all the wires were intact, with no sparking. Electric Light said power in the area would be out for about a half-hour while they tried to fix the pole.

A Humphrey Street caller advised police, at 11:55 a.m., that she had gotten a mailing and a phone call from the "Massachusetts Chapter of National Police support Funds." She said she wants to "fix" this and will call her congressman to prevent seniors from getting scammed.

A woman came into the station at 12:50 p.m. to relate a situation which had just involved her at the intersection of Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue. She told the officer how she was trying to cross at the crosswalk in front of a car, but hesitated and the car moved forward, but she started to walk again, so the car stopped, then she stopped and the car went ahead and kept going. She gave the officer a plate number which she said may or may not be the car involved.

A woman walked into the station, at 2:50 p.m., to report that when she went to pay for a prescription at CVS, she found she had someone else's driver's license in her purse and she has no idea where or how it happened. She was advised to get a duplicate license and to monitor her credit.

Police were advised, at 9:50 p.m., of sparking wire on a Clifton Avenue pole. They confirmed and requested the Light Department for the wire.  Police cleared the scene when the Light Department arrived.


The Fire Department was dispatched, at 6:40 a.m., to Redstone Lane for the smell of gas in a house. One person was evacuated. National Grid responded and discovered that workers had accidentally covered a vent, causing a buildup of gas and CO (carbon monoxide). They corrected the situation, the fire inspector checked out the house, and all units cleared.



A Hardy Street father asked police, at 9:05 a.m., to do a well-being check on his children whom he is unable to contact, and they are not in school today. He said he and the mother are going through a divorce. Police spoke with school personnel who said the mother had spoken with them and told them she and the children are moving to South Carolina with a man she met online.

An officer notified headquarters and the DPW, at 11:10 a.m., of illegal dumping at the Bike Path Parking Lot at 158 Russell and 118 Birch streets. He reported that a big-screen TV, a bureau and other debris had been illegally dumped there.

The sergeant was approached, at 12:25 p.m., by a Blaney Avenue resident, who told him that her son has warrants and she wants him removed from the house. Police went to 12 Blaney Ave., where they arrested George A. Siopis, 32, of 12 Blaney Ave. Peabody. He was charged on an outstanding Peabody warrant and a warrant from another department, for possession of a Class B drug and for resisting arrest.

An officer went to 28 Sabino Farm Road, at 1:04 p.m., where he was advised the house had been broken into. The officer said there was forced entry through two  doors. The resident was to compile a list of stolen items.

The First Brazilian Baptist Church of Greater Boston, 10 Fierst Ave., reported, at 1:10 p.m., that someone stole cash from their safe during service on Nov. 5.



Police were called to Target, 230 Independence Way, at 5:15 for a possible fraud in progress. Store security told officers that an elderly woman was attempting to send gift cards to a party in another city after a caller told her via phone that she needed to do so, in what sounded like a scam. The officers spoke with the woman, determined that it was a scam and convinced her not to send any money. They then took the woman home and talked with her about how they might be able to help her recover some of the money she had already sent.

The ACO (animal control officer) was sent to Danvers Automotive Center, 17R Hobart, at 8:05  p.m., for a loose dog jumping on cars.


Officers went to Rodeway Inn, 102 Newbury St., at 8 a.m., to serve a warrant, but the subject was not there.

The report of a fraud brought a officer to 4 Federal St., at 10:10 a.m.

An officer was sent to a Grandview Road address, at 1:20 p.m., after a caller complained that someone was disturbing the peace by making too much noise working on cars.

Police responded, at 3 p.m., to Walmart, 55 Brooksby Village Drive, for a larceny from the building. A vehicle with Mass. plates 295YX2 was believed to be involved and detectives were investigating.



Police were sent to an Ogden Lane address, at 12:35 a.m., for the destruction of a mailbox and an assault. It was the last stop for two males in what turned out to have been a mailbox baseball spree in which 20 mailboxes were damaged or destroyed by the subjects who used a baseball bat to strike the mailboxes as they drove past. One juvenile and one adult were arrested. Dylan Duval, 18, of Sawyer Lane, Middleton, was charged with malicious destruction of property and with conspiracy, as was the juvenile. The assault occurred when a resident confronted the pair and was threatened with a baseball bat, leading to the conspiracy charge when the pair refused talk to police. The case remains under investigation.

An unwanted guest was sent on his way from Orchard Circle, at 3:05 a.m.

An officer was sent to North Main Street at 6:20 a.m., to take a report on a past hit-and-run.

A report of suspicious activity brought an officer to TJ Maxx, South Main Street, at 2:20 p.m.


An unwanted guest was sent on his way from an Orchard Circle residence, at 12:30 a.m.

A vehicle was stopped, at 7:20 a.m., and the driver given a verbal warning for an expired inspection sticker.

A South Main Street resident notified police, at 9 a.m. that their motorcycle had been stolen.

An Ogden Lane resident notified police, at 1:20 p.m., of mailbox damage.

A Boxford resident called police, at 3:10 p.m., to inquire about mailbox damage.

Police notified the Middleton Electric Department, at 6:10 p.m., of sparking wires on Memorial Drive.

An officer was sent to South Main Street, at 6:15 p.m., for a three-vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

A driver was stopped, at 9:50 p.m. on South Main Street and verbally warned for driving in traffic with his high beams.


Police noted, at 9:10 a.m., that a North Main Street resident's firearms identification permit (FID)  had been suspended due to their arrest.

An officer went to a South Main Street address, at 12:20 p.m., to take a report on a mail scam.

A minor two car motor vehicle accident, with no tows and no injuries, was reported, at 1:10  p.m. on River St.

Police went to a North Main Street address, at 2:35 p.m., to investigate a threat of violence at school.

Someone called police, at 7:20 p.m., from the area of South Main Street, to complain about the high volume of traffic.