Sunset Road blasting continued today, with the first blast completed about 12:20 p.m. and the second at 2:45 p.m.

A driver called police at 4 p.m., from near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Bubier Road to advise them about a "huge" pothole. He said it was big enough to knock a tire off and was a hazard. Officer Peralta checked and agreed with the caller. He said it should be addressed now.

A woman came into the station at 4:50 p.m., to report that she had locked her bike on the bike rack at the church on Atlantic avenue on Friday, and it was now gone. She said she tried calling the church to see if they had it, but there was no answer, and she was going to follow up later.

An employee of an Atlantic Avenue business called police at 5:05 p.m. to report that her boss was acting strangely. He was talking oddly, moving slowly and didn't know what time it was. Fire and emergency, units were dispatched, the boss was examined by an EMT and transported to a local hospital.

A Farrell Court woman called police, at 5:25 p.m. to complain about her neighbor who, she said, is "purposely planting obnoxious-smelling weed plants" to make her sick and it was forcing her to take more allergy medication. She was advised to speak with the housing authority regarding her problem. She also wanted to mention that she is planting  specific plants "to ward off insects from the other plants" the neighbor is growing.

A male called police at 8:45 p.m., from Washington Street, and told them he had gotten out of rehab today, started drinking and just slit his wrists. He said he was bleeding badly but was going to put pressure on the cuts. Police and emergency personnel arrived in five minutes and he was transported to a local hospital.

Police and fire were dispatched at 8:50 p.m., to a Bennett Road address after a neighborhood resident said the neighbors behind her house had a "huge bonfire" and she was concerned it might set the trees on fire.

A woman called police from Washington Street, at 11:40 p.m., to report that her Jeep had been stolen out of the Crosby's lot. She said her brother's vehicle was also taken No tow company reported them as having been towed for trespass, but moments later Phil's Towing showed up with the two vehicles and tow slips. The driver was advised, in the future, to report tows to police before the vehicles are picked up to avoid the confusion of thinking they have been stolen. The tow company billed the vehicle owners $108 per car. The owners negotiated with the tow operator and departed with their cars at 12:20 a.m. Police log did not indicate what they paid.


Police and emergency vehicles responded to the vicinity of Pond and Orne streets, at 12:20 a.m., after a caller reported a woman "slumped over" on the sidewalk and there was "a sketchy" male with her. The female said she was staying at Hillside at her boyfriend's and she gave his first name. She said the boyfriend was just riding around on his bike. The woman was transported to Salem Hospital and police were looking for the male who had been with her 

A Hawkes Street caller complained to police, at 3:40 a.m. that the workers on the trash truck are too loud for this time of the morning. They are throwing things around, causing undue noise. Police checked and found no trash trucks in the area.

A person called police, at 7:35 a.m., from the area of Tedesco Street and Canterbury Road, to report a small boy in his pajamas running down the street, with no adults around. Officers checked the area but, at 7:40, they had found nothing.



Police stopped a vehicle, at 5:20 p.m., in the vicinity of Budget Pools. They arrested David E. Mendez Lopez, 21, of 79 Essex St., Apt. 1, Lynn. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and with failing to signal for a turn.

Caller at 9 p.m. from the area of Brown's Pond on Lynn Street asked to speak with an officer regarding a female who was harassing her and letting her dogs run loose in the area. The second female responded that the caller had been smoking pot in her car. The officer spoke with both parties, advised them of city ordinances and sent them on their way.

A caller told police, at 9:40 p.m., that he was walking his dog on Avalon Drive and saw two bicycles parked in the wooded area. On his way back, he saw two young adult males running into the wooded area toward the bikes. He told the officer he was aware of recent car breaks in the area and found it very suspicious. He could not give a description of the males.

Police were notified, at 11:20 p.m. that parties had broken into the pool area of Avalon at Cranebrook, 1000 Crane Brook Way. The intruders left before police arrived.


Mall Security at Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., requested an officer to assist in removing a female that was digging in the dumpster between Ultra and Shaws. The female and her daughter left without incident after police spoke with them.



A minor motor-vehicle crash brought a cruiser to the vicinity of Dodge and Conant streets, at 5:50 p.m.

An officer was sent to 4 McPherson Drive, at 6:45 p.m., to assist a parent in breaking up a fight between kids.

Four patrolmen and a detective responded, at 7:40 p.m., to 12 Devon Ave., for a possible burglary attempt, with two men checking the back door of Unit 4. Officers arrested two suspects, Anthony K. Garcia, 21, of 55 Franklin St., Peabody; and Victor M. Yuma, 19, of 38 Peabody St., Salem. They were each charged with attempting to commit a crime and Garcia was additionally charged with receiving stolen property.

An officer was sent to Old Essex Road and Essex Street, at 7:45 p.m., for a car driving on a rim.

A noise disturbance brought officers to 43 Roundy St. at 9:15 p.m. After a brief investigation, officers arrested Midaya Alina Cruz, 18, of the same address. She was charged with disorderly conduct..

At 9:20 p.m., police went to 6 Home St. after a man called to report he believes the air conditioner was taken off his porch.

An officer was sent to 4 McPherson Drive, at 10 p.m., for a bike stolen from the Youth Center.

Police were sent to 24 Blaine Ave., at 10 p.m., for a party reporting that they believe their father's girlfriend is stealing things.


Two cruisers were sent to the vicinity of Cabot and Rantoul streets, at 1:40 a.m., for a hit-and-run accident with property damage.

An officer was sent to School and River streets, at 9:10 a.m., for a tractor trailer stuck on the bridge.

Officers responded to 37 Enon St., at noon for a past hit-and-run with property damage.

Police were sent to Route 128 south and Exit 20A at 12:50 p.m., to assist state police with a boat off its trailer.

Three units were dispatched to an Elliott Street address, at 1 p.m., after a party called and reported being threatened with a gun. The gun turned out to be a air-propelled pellet rifle designed to resemble a military assault rifle. Officers arrested Zachary Sweeney, 28, of 5 Chestnut St., Apt. 3, Beverly. He was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon and with attempting to commit a crime.

Officers went to 79 Lothrop St.  at 1:25 p.m., after a parent reported their daughter's car was possibly missing.

Officers were sent to 62 Pleasant St., at 1:35 p.m., to speak with the drunken male out front.



Police were sent to 5 Carpenter St., at 3:50 p.m., for a past break and entry.

Officers on patrol in the vicinity of 29 New Derby St., at 5:25 p.m., arrested Donald Lee Germain, 47, of the streets, Salem, and charged him with the city ordinance preventing drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

At 6:40 p.m., officers were sent to 168 Essex St., for a drunken person. That was followed up at 7:15 with a visit to 1 Sewall St., for a second drunk; and at 7:25 p.m., to 14 Gardner St., for the third.

In line with those arrests — and the current GMC truck ad on TV — some things do indeed, seem to come in threes: Officers responded to three separate requests for well-being checks in a half hour, from 8:05 to 8:35 p.m., at 8 Pierce Ave., 211 Washington St., and 168 Essex St.


Police were sent to Boston and Fowler streets at 6;10 a.m., for a disturbance.

At 8:40 a.m., police went to 18 Chase St., for a case of vandalism or graffiti.

A past break-and-entry brought officers to 190 Fort Ave., at 8:50 a.m.

A past assault brought officers to 211 Washington St., at 9:25 a.m.

At approximately 9:35 a.m., in the downtown area of Salem, police arrested a woman and two men, Shannon E. Bohn, 35, homeless, of Salem; Aaron Michael Boulter, 36, of 11 Roslyn St., Salem; and Michael Joseph Kelly, 59, homeless, of Salem. All were charged with violating the city ordinance preventing drinking alcoholic beverages in public.

Officers responded to 80 Ocean Avenue, at 9:50 a.m., for a reported larceny.

Police were called to another larceny report, at 12:40 p.m., at 1 Japonica Ave., Salem.

Officers were called to the vicinity of 175 Lafayette St., at 1:50 p.m., for a motor-vehicle accident with airbag deployment and possible injuries.




An officer was called to Gulf Express, 160 Andover St., at 6:20 p.m., for an intoxicated male. He was taken into protective custody and held until he sobered up.

An officer was sent to Motel 6, 65 Newbury St., at 10:40 p.m. for a suspicious person in the dumpster.


Officers were dispatched to 175 Water St., at 8:05 a.m., for a motor vehicle without personal injury.

Police went to The Home Depot, 92 Newbury St., at 10:45 a.m., for malicious damage to a motor vehicle after a person's car door was keyed.

An officer was called to Lowes Home Improvement, 153 Andover St., at 2:55 p.m. for a non-domestic dispute involving a customer.

Officers were sent to Stop & Shop, 301 Newbury St., at 9:20 p.m., for a larceny


Officers went to the Liberty Marina, 130 Water St., at 2:55 a.m., to check out two people with flashlights.

Police were called to the Portside Diner, 2 River St., at 8:10 a.m., for a non-residential break-in. Less than $50 was taken.

Police were dispatched to Kohls, 50 Independence Way, at 11:45 a.m., for a  shoplifter. They arrested Lauralyn Eastman, 26, of 233 Lafayette St., Salem. She was charged with shoplifting.

Liberty Marina, 130 Water St., notified police at noon that a cooler and beer had been stolen.

Police were dispatched, at 2:10 p.m., to Walmart, for a shoplifter. They arrested Renee Kirby, 47, of 86 Lake Ave., Melrose. She was charged with shoplifting, 3rd offense.












Officers were sent to 208 Humphrey St., at 1:15 a.m., for a suspicious vehicle.

Police were sent to 11 Elliott St., at 8:30 a.m., for a case of vandalism to a motor vehicle.

The report of a suspicious party or vehicle brought police to 80 Nason Road, at 11:45 a.m.

Police were sent to the Hadley School, 24 Redington St., at 1:15 p.m., for vandalism.

A reported larceny brought officers to 23 Puritan Lane, at 1:25 p.m.

Police responded, at 3:45 p.m., to Olympia Sports, 450 Paradise Road, for a suspicious person.