Suspicious Activity Reported at Power Plant
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's Tuesday log.
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's Tuesday log. Officers responded to calls about suspicious activity by the power plant and malicious destruction to a car. Police also made several arrests.
- Police responded to Leach Street at 12:42 a.m. Tuesday after a caller reported a stolen vehicle. Police said an officer determined the vehicle in question had been towed for blocking a driveway.
- Police responded to Fort Avenue in the vicinity of the Salem Harbor Power Station after it was reported a suspicious party was taking photographs. Officials said a plate number was obtained and SPD spoke to the vehicle's owner, who reported he works for Salem Public Schools and was taking photos of city locations to be used in the classroom for teaching purposes.
- At 10:19 a.m. Tuesday, a representative from the Bank of America on Washington Street reported a ceiling tile was missing in the ATM vestibule. Police said no access was gained and no alarms were set off.
- Police arrested Michael Oxton, 30, of Brothers Table in Lynn Tuesday at 11:55 a.m. after police said he attempted to steal a box of condoms from the CVS on Essex Street by concealing them under his jacket.
- At 11:59 a.m., police responded to Hazel Street after a caller reported her car was keyed overnight.
- John F. Sullivan Jr., 68, of 29 Hancock St., was arrested on a warrant at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday. Officials said they were initially called about a past assault after Sullivan allegedly pushed a party down a few stairs.
- Police responded to Sewall Street at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday after it was reported there was a possible fight. When they arrived, police said the area was clear.
- At 5:25 p.m., police responded to Rouge on Derby Street. Police said the owner reported damage had been done to Christmas lights and planters outside the business. Police said the owner believes the damage is done when bars let out at 1 a.m. Four incidents have been reported since October, police said. Authorities said extra checks were requested.
- Police responded to Wal-Mart at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday on a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival, police said the store security associate informed the officer a male came into the store, went into the infant department and brought two car seats directly to the service department without purchasing them. Police said the male told the associate he had been given the car seats as a gift and he did not have a receipt. When the male was unable to produce an ID per the request of the associate, the associate told the male a return could not be authorized. Police said the male made a call and someone brought him an ID. After watching the security camera and noticing that the male never entered the store with the car seats, police said the gift card was canceled and area Wal-Marts were notified. The suspect was identified and police said Wal-Mart would press charges.
- At 8:18 p.m. on Tuesday, police said malicious destruction to a motor vehicle was reported. Police said it was reported a car was damaged on Boston Street. The owner and officer who inspected the car believe the damage was done with a hammer or a sledgehammer.
- Police responded to Rand Road at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday after police said they received a call about a lost-looking teenager. When they arrived, police said they were unable to locate the teenager.
Also on Tuesday:
- Raheem Omar Shepard, 30, of 60 Saint Marks Road, in Dorchester, was arrested on charges of assault and battery, home invasion, intimidation of a witness and violating the city knife ordinance.