The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Tuesday, Dec. 25:
- At 6:35 p.m., police responded to First Street for a report of a past domestic dispute. After an investigation, a summons was issued for Muriel Mailloux for a charge of domestic assault and battery on a person over the age of 60.
- At 6:44 p.m., a woman reported that she went to the shelter to get a loaf of bread and a man got in her face and yelled "Boo!" The woman was told to contact shelter staff about the incident.
- At 7:08 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Endicott Street.
- At 9:23 p.m., police responded to Pioneer Terrace to assist a woman who was locked out of her home.
- At 9:58 p.m., a Daniels Street resident called police to report that their security fence had been cut.
Wednesday, Dec 26:
- At 12:33 a.m., police responded to a report of a man wearing only an orange jacket near the intersection of Essex Street and Hawthorne Boulevard.
- At 8:42 a.m., police and fire units responded to a second-floor fire on Federal Street.
- At 9:33 a.m., police responded to Salem Health Center for a report of a false prescription. An arrest warrant was filed for Michael Dumais on a charge of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance.
- At 9:57 a.m., police and fire units responded to a report of a burned vehicle on Canal Street. A man told police he found the interior of his Dodge van burned. After an investigation, fire officials determined the damage was caused by a faulty electrical wire beneath the driver's seat.
- At 10:32 a.m., police arrested a woman on Federal Street. Erin M. Soper, 28, of 16 Johnston Terrace, Saugus, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
- At 11:20 a.m., police responded to a report of "kids on mopeds near the intersection of School and Barr streets.
- At 11:44 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Lee Fort Terrace.
- At 12:12 p.m., a Bay View Avenue man called police to report that his front door was tampered with sometime Monday afternoon.
- At 12:32 p.m., police arrested a man on Lathrop Street. Michael J. Dumais, 29, of 16 Lathrop St., Salem, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
- At 1:19 p.m., a local man entered the police station to report that his iPad was stolen.
- At 1:37 p.m., police responded to a report of an unruly customer at the CVS on Essex Street. The store manager told police a man tried to return a pack of Duracell watch batteries valued at $7 without a receipt but was turned away when a store employee discovered he unsuccessfully tried to return the batteries earlier in the day. The customer reportedly refused to leave the store before lunging at the manager "as if he was attempting to strike him" and said "I'm gonna smash you!" Video footage of the incident was reportedly turned over to police.
- At 2:20 p.m., police responded to Salem District Court for a report of an out-of-control woman. A woman at the courthouse was reportedly upset that she couldn't bring her two children into the court room with her.
- At 3:02 p.m., an Essex Street woman entered the police station to report that she noticed $634.75 in unauthorized payments had been recently made on her credit card.
- At 3:12 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Putnam Street.
- At 3:19 p.m., a woman called police to report that her car was vandalized while parked behind Sidelines Sports Bar and Grille on Malone Drive. The woman said she found foot and hand prints on the car and feces on the hood.
- At 3:29 p.m., police responded to a report of wires down on Aborn Street.
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