Salem

Thursday

A three-car, chain collisiion occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 146 Boston St. The driver of a 2015 Nissan Rogue said she had stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, as did the Fiat behind her. The Fiat was then struck in the rear by a Subaru and was propelled into the Nissan. The Subaru was towed and its operator was cited for following too closely.

An hour later, police were dispatched to the vicinity of 159 North St. for a rear-end collision between a 1999 Toyota Camry and a tow truck. Both vehicles were traveling south on North street in heavy traffic when the Toyota rear-ended the tow truck. The Toyota sustained heavy front-end damage, with both air bags deploying and a broken windshield. Damage to the tow truck was minor. There were no injuries, but the Toyota was towed and its driver was cited.

A woman came into the station at 5 p.m. to report that someone had dumped trash from his car in front of her house.

Officers went to the Grosvenor Park Nursing Home, 7 Loring Hills Ave., at 5:30 p.m., for the possible theft of money from a patient. The patient said $600 had been taken from his bedside drawer. Patients and staff were questioned, but, at this time, there are no suspects.

Police were sent to Walmart, 450 Highland Ave., at 7 p.m., for a report of shoplifting. They arrested Katie J. Gonyea, 34, of 18 Leach St., Apt. 2, Salem, and charged her with shoplifting.

Friday

Police responded to a fight on Margin Street at midnight and arrested Robert A. Harkness, 33, of 122 Margin St., left apt., Salem. He was charged with assault and battery.

A man came to the station to report that someone had stolen his medication from his room at the Lafayette Hotel. He was reporting the theft to police so his doctor would write him a new prescription.

Peabody

Thursday

Police were sent to Keys Drive at 2 p.m. for the report of a distraught woman walking toward Prospect Street. The officer spoke with thewoman, who indicated a man was the source of her problems, but she declined to identify him. The officer was transporting her back to her home, but she asked to be dropped off on Sabino Farm Road.

Police said they would seek a summons against a 17-year-old Peabody boy charged with driving without a license, speeding and excessive window tint. Police stopped his car on on Bartholomew Street at around 2:30 p.m. His vehicle was towed.

Police responded at 5:30 p.m. to the Southwick Condominiums, 80 Foster St., after a resident reported that a pair of sneakers delivered to him by UPS was stolen by another resident and his daughter. He said there is a video showing the larceny. Police will summons the alleged thief, charging him with larceny under $250.

Police received a call from Batchelder Street shortly after 6 p.m. reporting children playing basketball in the street. The responding officer reported the children were playing basketball in front of their home and no vehicles were nearby. No issue.

A caller reported someone had broken into their car and stolen an iPhone while it was parked near Sears at the Northshore Mall.

A caller reported her 2015 Honda Civic had been struck from behind by a 2007 Chevy, while driving in the vicinity of the Metro Credit Union around 7 p.m. She said the driver, a young woman, stopped and got out, but said she didn’t “have the money for this” and left the scene without exchanging information. The driver who was hit got the other car’s license number, however. Peabody police called Salem (where the Chevy was registered) police and asked them to call the owner and have him call the Peabody station. The 21-year-old woman called Peabody police and denied being involved in an accident. The officer advised her that he was citing her for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and she could take it up in court.

Police were called to Legal Seafoods at 10 p.m. for an intoxicated man causing a disturbance. The man was issued a three-year no-trespass order by mall security, and he left without further incident.

A caller from the Farnham Park-Endicott Street area called police at 10 p.m., to report that a loud party going on in the parking lot was keeping the neighborhood awake. Police dispersed the gathering.

Friday

A caller advised police at 2:50 a.m. of having seen a trespasser on the Analogic Property, 8 Centennial Drive. The caller said the man, dressed in a green pullover and jeans, was drinking something and carrying a hatchet as he walked into the Extended Stay parking lot. Police spoke with the man, who they said was carrying a make-shift tomahawk on his nightly walk and was a resident of the hotel. They advised him to remain inside for the rest of the evening.

Santos Lopez, 33, of 111 Brookline St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested on Lynnfield Street shortly before 7:30 a.m. and charged with driving with a suspended license, subsequent offense. His car was towed.

A Holten Street resident reported a Dino BMX bicycle valued at $75 stolen.

Marblehead

Thursday

A Summer Street caller advised police, at 10:40 a.m., that she had just gotten a call from a young man who said, “Hey, Grandma.” She does not have any grandchildren and believes it to be an attempt at a scam.

A Humphrey Street caller told police that someone had been taking packages delivered to their front porch.

Police, fire and ambulances responded to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Pleasant and Smith streets involving a 2009 Ford Escape, a 2014 Ford Econoline van and a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE. No injurieswere reported.

Police checking a 2014 gray Chevrolet Corvette, illegally parked in the vicinity of Baldwin Road and Pleasant street, learned that the plates were registered to a 2015 Ford Mustang. The operator had an international permit and the passenger had no drivers license. The vehicle was towed and the police will seek a summons for the driver.

A person called at 9:30 p.m. from the vicinity of Cowell Street to report a group of kids sitting in a circle in the middle of the street. No one was there when police arrived.

Beverly

Thursday

Police went to the vicinity of Nursery Street and Bass River Roadat 5 p.m. for a report of a moped doing wheelies in the street. The moped had gone when police arrived.

Friday

Police were dispatched to the vicinity of Preston Place at midnight to assist Wenham police in a search for two men who took off after a crash. Wenham later advised it had been a misunderstanding. It was a routine crash and no one had fled.

Police and an ambulance were dispatched to 54 Elliott St. at 6 p.m., for a woman who passed out in a pharmacy chair. She was taken to Beverly Hospital.

Officers were called to a Blaine Avenue apartment, at 6:53 a.m., for two unwanted guests.

A Rezza Road resident reported that someone had broken into his truck.

A car was broken into in the vicinity of Essex Street and Watch Hill Lane.

Police were sent to Gage Street near the railroad tracks shortly after noon for the report of a person on the tracks. The man was apologetic and said he was attempting to retrieve a coin that was on the tracks. He was advised to stay off them.

Swampscott

Thursday

A woman reported the theft of a package from her residence.

An Ocean Avenue caller told police there were four men in his driveway and they would not leave. He had no idea who they were.  No issue — they were utility workers, the officer reported.

A caller from Phillips Beach reported a dead whale just offshore. It was checked out and found to be a dead harbor porpoise. No further action was required.

An employee from the Paradiso Restaurant, 15 Railroad Ave., called at 11:38 p.m. to report a fight.

Danvers

Thursday

A report of noises in the gutter brought police to a Sylvan Street address. No one was found; squirrels most likely suspects.

Friday

Police responded to two reports of malicious damage in the same general area and time frame: At 5:14 a.m., on Maple Street, crates and trash were thrown into the road; and at 5:22 a.m., flower pots were thrown into the road on Locust Street.

Police were sent to the vicinity of 5 Cherry Hill Drive at 2:48 p.m. for the report that six carloads of teens were trespassing. Officers spoke with the teens and sent them on their way.

An officer was called to the vicinity of Perry Terrace for a report of larceny.