Fireworks Dominate Weekend Logs
An excerpt from the Salem Police Departments weekend logs.
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's weekend logs. Police dealt with many calls about fireworks.
- At 12:08 a.m. Saturday, police received a call about a loud house party and people setting off fireworks on Forest Avenue. Police said the residents and guests did not admit to having any involvement with the fireworks. They were advised to shut off the music, police said.
- Police received a call from Bridge Street at 12:26 a.m. Saturday reporting "a group pounding on a railing being loud." Police said the people left on a bus.
- A man said he was assaulted by a group outside a house on Highland Avenue at 12:39 a.m. Saturday. The officer said the man's eye was swollen and red and his knuckle was bleeding. The man told police he was riding his bike when a group yelled at him. Police said the man reported he was punched and hit with an object. Officers were not able to locate anyone, but they did find the man's glasses in the driveway.
- Police said a trash fire was reported on Raymond Road at 12:58 a.m. Saturday. The Salem Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished it.
- A male reportedly urinated in the Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, police said.
- People setting off fireworks in the street were reported at 1:29 a.m. Saturday. Officers said they saw the large fireworks display from downtown. It had been going off and on since 12 a.m., they said. Police said 50 to 60 people were gathered at Prince and Harbor streets watching them. When they arrived, police said they stopped a male who they had been advised to stop by another responding officer. When they made eye contact with the man, he threw something in a yard, then he began to flee the area, said police. He then made contact with a another man who he handed something to. Police located the man who had a knife in his pocket. The item located in the yard was a lighter, police said.
- Fireworks at Memorial Drive and Restaurant Row were reported at 1:39 a.m. Saturday, police said.
- Loud bangs in the neighborhood were reported on Rainbow Terrace at 2:29 a.m. police said.
- Police said an officer saw several parties standing in a cloud of smoke on a basketball court in Rainbow Terrace at 3:01 a.m. The officer told the group to end the show (fireworks had been observed in the area). Police said the street was littered with empty shells and packaging and the officer stood by while the parties cleaned the street.
- Fireworks were reported again on Rainbow Terrace at 3:27 a.m. Saturday, police said. Nothing was found this time.
- Police received a call someone threw a rock through a vehicle window on Jefferson Avenue 5:21 a.m. Saturday.
- A rock through a vehicle window on Canal Street was reported at 6:52 a.m. Saturday, police said.
- Graffiti to the baseball field at Palmer Cove was observed by an officer at 9:25 a.m. Saturday.
- A person passed out in the bushes at Lafayette and Harbor streets was reported at 11:44 a.m. Saturday, police said.
- Stolen lobster traps were reported on Winter Island Road at 11:59 a.m. Saturday, police said. Police worked with the harbormaster to determine who owns the traps in question.
- A collapsed porch was reported on High Avenue at 2:21 p.m. Saturday, police said.
- Fireworks were reported on Harbor Street at 4:28 p.m. Saturday. Police said when they arrived there were a few people in the driveway playing dominoes.
- "Three loud bangs with smoke in a parking lot" was reported on North Street at 4:49 p.m. police said.
- Eggs thrown into a yard on Federal Street were reported at 6:04 a.m. Saturday police said.
- Police received a report someone was shoplifting lobsters at Shaw's at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, police said.
- Fireworks were reported on Jefferson Avenue at 4:56 p.m. Saturday, police said.
- Police responded to Hillside Avenue on a report of fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said the people in question initially denied they had fireworks, but when the officer found fireworks and confronted them, they told him they heard the call on the scanner and decided to deny it, police said.
- At 4:25 a.m. Sunday, police said a caller on a boat reported a strange noise at a tank on Pierce Avenue. The security guard said it was just a valve alarm that sounds every couple of hours.
- An officer found live fireworks with fuses at 7:16 a.m. Sunday, police said.
- A man sleeping in the bushes on Lafayette Street was reported at 8:46 a.m Sunday, police said.
- Police said a stolen pocketbook was reported on North Street at 11:44 a.m. Sunday.
- The back window of a vehicle was reported smashed at 12:13 p.m. Sunday, police said.
- Police received a call that two females drove through the Dunkin' Donuts drive-through on Highland Avenue at 1:23 p.m. Sunday without paying.
- Stolen cast iron pots were reported on Essex Street at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.
- A child bitten by a woodchuck was reported at 4:12 p.m. Sunday on Jefferson Avenue, police said.