Cops Respond to Dispute Over Wetness of Clothes
The following was provided by the Salem Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Salem Police Department responded to the following calls and made the following arrests on Monday and Tuesday.
Monday, June 18
4:38 p.m. — A fight in a basement was reported on Downing Street. Police said the fight was over laundry in the common area, and the fight turned physical. Both people said they were assaulted by the other. Police said one person removed the other persons' clothes from the dryer which prompted a fight over whether or not the clothes were dry. Police said the people were advised to stay away from each other.
4:49 p.m. — A Lynde street caller reported his tire was slashed. He also said he found a firework placed between his screen and house door.
7:15 p.m. — Police said a Salem Street caller reported his home was broken into two times in recent days.
7:27 p.m. — Objects being thrown onto the road were reported on Boston Street. Police were not able to find anything.
7:33 p.m. — Police were called to check on a child walking with a man at Essex and Herbert streets. Police said the man was with a child and a dog and was allegedly "angrily yelling at the child." Police made contact with the man, and they said he was "instantly confrontational and began yelling at [the] officer." Police said the witness approached and stated she called police. The officer requested backup, and a report concerning the wellbeing of the child was filed.
8:03 p.m. — Possible drug activity in a Salem Street basement was reported.
8:32 p.m. — Police received a call about construction noise. A woman said there was loud banging coming from an apartment. The woman said the issue is ongoing and it disturbs her and her child. Police said the neighbor stated he was hanging a picture on the wall. "He was advised that 8:30 at night was not the best time to do any hammering especially since he knows there is a young child who would probably be going to sleep," police said.
9:34 p.m. — A person locked in an ATM was reported on Highland Avenue.
9:42 p.m. — A possible fight in the street was reported on Boston Street. Police said people were gathering at the site of Saturday's fatal accident, and there was no problem.
10:46 p.m. — Fireworks were reported at Essex and Pine streets.
Monday, June 18
Stanley P. Sokol, 66, of 48 Derby St. was arrested on a charge of assault and battery by a dangerous weapon.
Monique G. Lefave, 22, of 250 Washington St. was arrested on a warrant.
David Clayton Gauthier, 21, of 61 Veteran's Way in Gloucester was arrested on a warrant.
Tuesday, June 19
4:42 a.m. — A stolen phone was reported at Lifebridge. A man said he let a man with gold teeth use his phone to play games on it, and when he woke up, the man and the phone were gone.
8:54 a.m. — Police responded to Oakland Street on a report of a break-in. Police said the woman told them "she believes someone will break into her apartment. She could not give a reason as to why she thinks it will happen but just does."
11:21 a.m. — Two girls were hit in a crosswalk by Salem High School, and the driver drove away, police said. The girls were okay and were able to leave the scene.
11:40 a.m. — An inert grenade was reported on Margin Street.
1:38 p.m. — An overdose was reported on Congress Street.
1:52 p.m. — Police said a possible drug deal was reported on Cedar Street.
Sylvia Fawehinmi, 18, of 130 Edgemere Road in Lynn was arrested on a shoplifting by concealing merchandise charge.
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