Man Spends $800 on Fake Craigslist Patriots Tickets
The following information was provided by the Salem Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Salem Police responded to the following calls on Saturday and Sunday. For a full list of arrests, click here.
Saturday, Jan. 21
12 a.m. — Police received a call about an unwanted woman at the door. Police said she left prior to the officers' arrival.
12:17 a.m. — The Salem Fire Department and Salem Police Department responded to Mansell's Park on a call about Christmas trees on fire. The fire was extinguished.
12:48 a.m. — A hit and run was reported on Palmer Street..
1:25 a.m. — Police received a call about a dispute over a sandwich on Lafayette Street.
2:11 a.m. — A woman yelling for help was reported on Appleton Street. Police said they were not able to find the woman.
2:49 a.m. — Possible fireworks were reported at Dow and Prince streets. Police said they searched, but they were not able to find anything.
3:15 a.m. — Police said a woman on Boston Street reported she took an order for $33.44 for food, but the person never showed up for the food. When she attempted to call the person, the person cursed at her.
6:30 a.m. — Police received a call that people were banging on doors on First Street.
8:14 a.m. — A slashed tire was reported on Pope street. Police said the woman's tires had been slashed the day prior.
8:59 a.m. — A shoplifter at the CVS at 200 Essex St. was reported. An officer was given a description of the suspect and found him in Klop Alley. Police said he didn't have any of the stolen items in his possession because they fell out of his clothing as he fled. The manager told police the person was seen taking multiple packages of razors and shaving creams and was seen putting them in various pockets. When the manager confronted the man he allegedly grabbed the manager's upper body and hit him in the groin area three times with his knee. He then fled with the stolen items falling out of his jacket. John Neil Lee Jr. was arrested.
9:23 a.m. — Police said a child walking on a sidewalk on Webb Street was reported.
10:12 a.m. — A possible squatter in a Harbor Street residence was reported to police. When the officer arrived, nobody was in the basement. The resident said she thought the person had left the area before police arrived.
1:58 p.m. — Police received a call from an employee at Beverly Cooperative Bank who said she locked herself out and left her pocketbook, keys and identification. The Salem Fire Department was able to gain entry, the alarm was shut off and the woman's identity was confirmed.
2:22 p.m. — A possible fight was reported on Beaver Street. Police there was no fight when they arrived.
2:53 p.m. — A dispute between neighbors was reported. Police said the fight was over snow removal.
3:11 p.m. — Police said an undesirable person in the mall was reported. A person was taking a nap on a bench and was moved along, police said.
3:15 p.m. — Two intoxicated men were reported on Essex street. Police said they were not able to locate them.
4:17 p.m. — A stolen phone was reported on Bridge Street. A man told police he found a white iPhone on Craigslist and met in a Salem parking lot with a man to purchase the phone on Jan. 19. The man told police he gave the man $165 for the phone. When he went to activate the phone, however, Verizon told him that the phone was lost or stolen. The man said the person who sold him the phone did not call him back. Police called the phone number to the phone in the contacts and spoke with a person who said her white iPhone was stolen on Jan. 13, in Danvers. She said she had reported the incident to the Danvers Police. Police said they were not able to contact the man who sold the phone, but they contacted the Peabody Police and they went by his home. He was not there. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
5:19 p.m. — Police received a report about the sale of fake Patriots tickets on Congress Street. A person said he bought four Patriots tickets on Cragislist. He exchanged $800 for four tickets at the AMC Theater in Boston. The man could not produce information on the suspect.
5:23 p.m. — Police said shoplifting was reported at the CVS at 200 Essex St. An employee said she saw a man shoplift a digital camera and run from the store.
5:35 p.m. — A man came to the station with a video of the fire at Mansell Park, which occurred the day prior. He was advised to go to the fire department.
6:49 p.m. — Shoplifting was reported at Wal-Mart. Police said a man was issued a no trespass order after he admitted to taking a hard drive.
6:55 p.m. — Police said they were informed of a shoplifting incident at Walgreen's. A pharmacy employee said a woman tried to return a One Touch Brand Blood Glucose Monitor without a receipt. the transaction was denied because the woman didn't have a receipt, but the employee was suspicious and reported it to police. Officers said they reviewed the video and the woman could be seen putting the item in her bag at the pharmacy and trying to return it at the front of the store, stating she bought it in Peabody. Police said the woman then put the monitor in her bag and left the store. Police said they know the woman and she is known for shoplifting. Police said a warrant would be issued for her arrest.
7:35 p.m. — A woman squatting on a snow bank at Lafayette Street and Raymond Avenue was reported. Police said they were unable to locate her.
7:46 p.m. — Police said a possible intoxicated person was reported on Washington Street. Police said he was not intoxicated but was cold due to the weather. He was not able to go to the shelter because he has a no trespass order. Police said he was sent on his way and refused medical assistance.
10:37 p.m. — A loud house party was reported on Naples Road. Police said there were only seven people at the residence and it was not loud. All non-residents were asked to leave for the evening.
11:27 p.m. — Police were called to North Shore Medical Center to pick up three items. Police said a man was in the hospital and the hospital checked his property and found a collectible dagger in a box, which police took for safe-keeping. Security also gave the officer a brass knuckle and a punching dagger that the hospital staff said belonged to a man who was involved in a call in Peabody that police went to. The Salem Police contacted Peabody Police and the items were turned over to the Peabody Police for evidence.
Sunday, Jan. 22
12:23 p.m. — A past hit and run involving an ice machine was reported on Derby Street.
12:55 p.m. — Police responded to a fight on Lafayette Street. Police said they were on patrol when they said they saw a confrontation at Derby and Lafayette streets. Police said a man was bleeding from the nose and he said he was punched in the face by a man who fled the area. Police were not able to locate the suspect.
1:49 a.m. — An intoxicated man on Norman Street was reported. Police said they spoke with a person who was highly intoxicated and he was placed into protective custody due to his state.
3:11 a.m. — A fight in a Norman Street store was reported at 3:11 a.m.
3:34 a.m. — Loud music on Green Street was reported.
5:10 a.m. — A suspicious person on Margin Street was reported. Police sad the man was highly intoxicated and was taken into protective custody.
9:17 a.m. — A fight between neighbors was reported on Chase Street.
9:40 a.m. — An old tenant possibly stealing property was reported on Hanson Street. A person said a man she knows came into the yard and removed a snowblower from a shed in the backyard. The landlord said it was not his property but he did ask that the man be escorted from the property if he returns.
2:23 p.m. — Police said a possibly intoxicated person was reported on Essex Street. A man was located in an intoxicated state in Museum Place Mall. He was placed into protective custody.
6:29 p.m. — Police said fireworks were reported at Belleview Avenue and Frederick Street.
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