The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's police log:
Sunday, Jan. 13:
- At 5:42 p.m., two Salem police officers investigating a suspicious internet posting featuring a juvenile in possession of a handgun. An investigation into the post revealed that the gun was just a replica and it was recovered and brought to the station for "safekeeping/destruction."
- At 6:14 p.m., police responded to a report of a loud group on Washington Street.
- At 6:49 p.m., police responded to a report of a dispute between neighbors on Wisteria Street.
- At 11:28 p.m., police responded to a report of a man on the ground at the intersection of Porter Street and Porter Street Court. Responding officers were unable to locate anyone in the area.
- At 11:31 p.m., police responded to a reported assault and battery in the emergency room of the North Shore Medical Center on Highland Avenue. William Taylor will be summonsed to court for two counts of assault and battery.
Monday, Jan. 14:
- At 12:28 a.m., police responded to a disturbance on Geneva Street. After a brief investigation, Joseph A. White, 50, of 19 Geneva St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.
- At 2:33 a.m., police patrolling The Point reportedly noticed a man throw something into a bush as they drove past. George M. Rivera, 21, of 31 Salem St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon (double-edged dagger). Stephen E. Robinson, 20, of 94 Bridge St., Beverly, was arrested on a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon (double-edged dagger).
- At 7:18 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Canal Street.
- At 9:59 a.m., police responded to a report of gas leaking from a vehicle on Klop Alley.
- At 10:20 a.m., police responded to a disturbance on Gallows Hill Road. A woman told responding officers that she believes one of her neighbors was responsible for a bag of dog feces left on her property.
- At 10:27 a.m., a hypodermic needle was discovered on a bench at a ball-field on Grove Street.
- At 10:42 a.m., police responded to a report of a past shoplifting at Walmart. The assistant loss prevention manager at Walmart showed local police officers a video from Jan. 13 of a man breaking into a display case in the electronic section of the store and stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise. An investigation into the theft is ongoing.
- At 12:39 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious man mumbling about random acts of violence at a bank on Essex Street. The man was told not to return to the bank.
- At 1:35 p.m., police responded to a report of larceny on Beaver Street. A woman told responding officers that an overnight house guest stole $140 from her apartment.
- At 1:53 p.m., police responded to a report of a past break-in at a business on Washington Street. An employee at Psychological Consulting Services told officers their office was broken into over the weekend and cash and a laptop was now missing.
- At 2:56 p.m., a woman called police to report that someone broke into her car while it was parked on Forrester Street.
- At 3:06 p.m., a Holly Street resident called police to report that there was a bat loose in their house.
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