UFO Reported in Salem
The following was provided by 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. For a list of arrests, click here.
Thursday, Aug. 16
4:33 p.m. — A man on Charter Street was taken into protective custody. Police said he smelled like alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and could not stand by himself.
7:02 p.m. — Police said an unwanted person ringing a doorbell was reported on Tanglewood Lane.
7:26 p.m. — A person flying a helicopter with a camera was reported on Charter Street, but police could not find anyone.
9:12 p.m. — Police said fraud was reported at Essex Street NY Deli and Pizza. A woman said there was a "film flam involving money." A man said he was short $20 when he received change, and he was given another $20. Later on, police said the register was short $20.
9:28 p.m. — Objects floating were reported at Boston and Pope streets. Scanner reports from that time indicated a caller reported a UFO.
9:56 p.m. — Neighbors being loud were reported on Lynch Street.
Friday, Aug. 17
12:11 a.m. — An unknown disturbance inside an apartment was reported on Boston Street. Police said a person was trying to fix a door and it caused noise.
12:46 a.m. — A suspicious, unoccupied vehicle running was reported on Canal Street. Police said a man said he found a Chevy that had its headlights on and its engine running. Police said the vehicle is registered to Hertz. It was shut off and secured.
1:44 a.m. — A possible single gunshot was reported in the Gallows Hill area. Police weren't able to locate anything.
5:45 a.m. — Police said an attempted break-in was reported at Tony Lena's. Police spoke with the owner who said when he went to open the store "he found a window…pushed in and shattered glass on the floor." Police said "the outer window was still half-closed and in a locked position so entry was not made into the shop." Police said another window was slightly open, but not enough for someone to make entry. Nothing was reported missing.
7:07 a.m. — A bicyclist was struck at North and Foster streets.
9:46 a.m. — A lost license plate was reported on Fillmore Road.
11:31 a.m. — A dead animal was reported at Memorial Drive and Restaurant Row. Police said the caller reported "a strange piece of a dead amphibian. It appeared to be a stingray." Since kids were in the area, police relocated the animal.
2:59 p.m. — Police said a man cutting bikes from a rack were reported on Bridge Street, but the call was unfounded.
3:47 p.m. — Rental fraud was reported on Highland Avenue.
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