Burglar Steals $175 as Resident Sleeps 5 Feet Away
An excerpt from the Salem Police Department's Wednesday log.
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's Wednesday log. Officers responded to several burglary calls, a call about possible drug activity and a fight involving a baseball bat.
- At 5:41 a.m. Wednesday, police received a call about a loud engine running in the vicinity of Bridge and Flint streets. Police said they were unable to find the vehicle making the noise.
- At 6:23 a.m. Wednesday, a Briggs Street caller reported a tire had been stolen off a vehicle overnight. Police said the driver's side rear rim and tire had been taken and the lug nuts were stripped.
- Police received a call about a past break into a residence on Congress Street at 8:49 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the resident reported he went to bed at approximately 1 a.m. the night prior. When he woke up at 6:30 a.m., police said the back door was open and $175 was missing from his wallet. Police said it appeared someone had jimmied the back door, as there was evidence of scrape marks. At the time of the theft, police side the resident was five feet from the wallet. Authorities said the resident moved in over a year ago and began having problems only in the past two weeks.
- At 11:17 a.m. police said a Saunders Street resident called to report harassment. Police said the resident informed them she has been having a parking issue with her neighbor for more than a year. The resident told the officer a particular neighbor keeps parking her motor vehicle right up within an inch of her car even though there is room for four or five vehicles in front of her house. Police said the resident believes her neighbor is trying to provoke her.
- Police received a call from Community Health on Congress Street at 3:14 p.m. Wednesday. Police said a doctor reported she was notified of a fake prescription by a Peabody CVS after it was suspected script was altered. Police said the the 30 tabs on a prescription for Flexeril had been altered to 80 tabs and the refill was changed from none to two. Police said the doctor was advised to contact Peabody Police since the incident occurred in that city.
- At 4:08 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call about possible drug activity inside a vehicle on Fort Avenue. Police said the suspect vehicle was gone on arrival.
- Police said an individual came into the station at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday to report shipping fraud. Police said the resident reported he sent a television and box to Santo Domingo via the shipping company Mi Patria, but the package never arrived. The party told police he tried to call the shipping company, but was not able to reach anyone.
- Officials said they received a call at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday about an assault with a baseball bat at Congress and Palmer streets. Police said the officers did not observe anyone in the area when they arrived, and no individual came forward as a witness.
- At 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, police received a call about a burglary on Gallows Hill Road. Police said the residents came home and discovered the home had been entered and an iPad and jewelry stolen.
- Police and fire responded to Washington Street at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday about a possible house fire. Police said when they arrived, fire was already there. The building was cleared by the fire department after smoke was seen coming from a dryer.
Also on Wednesday:
- Juan Ramon Ayala, 21, of 56 Margin St., was arrested on a warrant.
- Luis David Suarez, 21, of 22 Prince St., was arrested for operating a motor vehicle after a license suspension and failing to yield.