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The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Salem Police responded to the following calls on Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, Oct. 11
8:11 a.m. — A caller reported a loud barking dog on Nichols Street.
8:31 a.m. — An attempted break-in was reported on Canal Street.
8:54 a.m. — Police responded to a call that a woman was yelling on Turner Street. Police said the woman was late for work and was upset.
9:17 a.m. — A man reported he was assaulted by his business partner on Jefferson Avenue.
9:49 a.m. — Police said a hypodermic needle was reported on Lafayette Street, but they were not able to locate it.
9:57 a.m. — A person was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway on Hawthorne Boulevard.
11:36 a.m. — Police were called to check a man walking with a clown mask at Bridge and North streets.
12:38 p.m. — A dispute was reported on Franklin Street. Police said the fight was over a receipt for rent.
12:59 p.m. — A tractor trailer became unhitched near Walmart.
4:25 p.m. — Police said a sick/injured groundhog was reported on Fillmore Road.
5:35 p.m. — A past break-in to an apartment was reported on Green Street.
6:19 p.m. — After receiving complaints about illegal narcotics activity in the area of Cherry and Cedar streets, police said they performed an investigation for a month and Wellington-Pinales Garcia (see below) was arrested on heroin charges. Police said when they executed search warrants at his Salem residence and vehicle, police found heroin and $2,000 in cash.
6:38 p.m. — Police said a vehicle was egged on Appleton Street.
7:20 p.m. — Harassment was reported on Federal Street.
7:22 p.m. — People drinking in public on Blaney Street were reported, but police said the bottle they located was empty, and there were no signs of public drinking.
7:33 p.m. — A ferret in a beige carrier was found on Lafayette Street at the Marblehead line.
11:34 p.m. — A man yelling was reported on Dove Street. Police said the man was intoxicated and was placed into protective custody.
Wellington Pinales-Garcia, 24, of 41 Walnut St. in Peabody was arrested on a warrant. He was also arrested on charges of possession of a class A substance and manufacture, distribution or dispersion of a drug.
Friday, Oct. 12
2:02 a.m. — Police reported a sprinkler activation in a cell at the station.
8:19 a.m. — Damaged chairs were reported at the dog park. Police said it was reported an unknown person slashed the seat of plastic chairs.
8:48 a.m. — Graffiti to a building was reported on Colonial Road.
8:57 a.m. — A fire in a cabinet was reported on Shillaber Street.
11:04 a.m. — Smoke coming from a dryer was reported on West Avenue. Police said the Salem Fire Department determined it was an electrical issue. The dryer was unplugged.
12:28 p.m. — A possible bike crash was reported at Bridge and Lathrop streets.
4:54 p.m. — A missing child on the bike path was reported at Loring Avenue and Raymond Road.
Brady Charles McConaghy, 25, of 222 East Lauff Ave. in Crescent City (California) was arrested on a malicious destruction of property charge.
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