Salem Grinch Steals Pleasant Street Christmas Tree
The following information was submitted by the Salem Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Tuesday, Dec. 18:
- At 4:07 p.m., a man on Harmony Grove Road called police to report that he found a firearm. Responding officers determined the weapon was actually a plastic water gun and it was taken back to the police station.
- At 4:37 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Essex Street.
- At 4:38 p.m. and employee at Crosby's Market called police to report a shoplifter who fled the store and was being chased by the store manager. The woman was later stopped near Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill and was found to be in possession of pastrami, pickles and roast beef. Jane A. O'Connor, 44, of 117 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and shoplifting merchandise by asportation.
- At 4:45 p.m., police responded to the Dunkin' Donuts on Highland Avenue for a report of an unwanted woman dancing around in the seating area. The woman was later removed from the shop and issued a no trespass order.
- At 7:54 p.m., police responded to a report of a man checking the doors at Bentley Elementary School. Officers later determined that the man was a custodian who was just making sure the doors were locked.
Wednesday, Dec. 19:
- At 12:19 a.m., police responded to the Salem Tavern after receiving word that three male customers had just left without paying a $124 bill.
- At 1:28 a.m., police responded to a reported domestic dispute on Mason Street. Isaac B. Suggs, 40, of 110 Newhall St., Lynn, was arrested on charges of trespassing, malicious destruction of property valued over $250 (door) and possessing a class B substance (cocaine) with intent to distribute. Jillian N. Manalaysay, 29, of 40 Beacon Hill Ave., Lynn, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class B substance (Suboxone).
- At 1:33 a.m., police located a man near the intersection of Cabot and Hancock streets. David C. Snow, 22, of 471 Essex St., Lynn, was arrested on charges of possessing a class B substance (cocaine) and for having an outstanding warrant.
- At 2:16 a.m., police responded to a reported assault at the Hess station on Derby Street. Kiara M. Ravelo, 20, of 15 Palmer St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery and for having an outstanding warrant.
- At 6:54 a.m., police responded to a report of gunshots near the intersection of Memorial Drive and Restaurant Row. Officers determined the noises were caused by duck hunters legally hunting from a boat on the ocean.
- At 9:38 a.m., a Green Street woman entered the police station to report that a $594 charge was fraudulently made on her credit card.
- At 11:39 a.m., police and fire units responded to a chimney fire on Columbus Avenue. The fire was extinguished by firefighters before causing any damage.
- At 12:19 p.m., police transported a Chihuahua found in a crate on the side of the street to the Danvers Animal Hospital.
- At 2:10 p.m., police located a man on Congress Street. Lee E. Gonzalez, 27, of 60 Dow St., Salem, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
- At 3:28 p.m., police and fire units responded to a report of a smoke coming from a boiler on Chase Street.
- At 4:11 p.m., police were alerted to a car chase in Lynn that may be heading into Salem.
- At 4:26 p.m., a Palmer Street woman called police to report a stolen wheelchair.
- At 5:53 p.m., police responded to a report of shoplifting on Derby Street. Colette S. Olcott, 43, 44 Pingree St., Salem, was arrested on charges of shoplifting merchandise, third offense and possessing a class C substance, subsequent offense.
- At 6:57 p.m., police responded to a report of two men fighting on Park Street. The men were reportedly gone by the time police arrived.
- At 7:18 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious man on Washington Street. Jonathan C. Trefry, 31, of the streets of Boston, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
Thursday, Dec. 20:
- At 1:22 p.m., a Pleasant Street woman called police to report that a Christmas tree was stolen from her front lawn Wednesday. The woman said she believed the theft occurred between 1 and 4 p.m. The tree was described as being four feet tall and decorated with ornaments.
- At 2:37 p.m., a Ward Street woman called police to report that a box filled with presents delivered by Globe Santa was found empty in her hallway.
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