The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Tuesday, Dec. 4:
- At 4:46 p.m., a woman entered the police station to report that her father's Toyota Rav4 was stolen from New Derby Street overnight.
- At 5:02 p.m., a Fort Ave woman called police to report that she has noticed items missing from her home over the past week and she believes a house guest may have taken them.
- At 5:31 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Garden Terrace and North Street involving a Ford Focus and a Toyota Prius.
Wednesday Dec. 5:
- At 12:46 a.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Raymond Avenue.
- At 10:00 a.m., police were alerted to suspicious activity and fresh graffiti near the South Harbor Parking Garage.
- At 11:16 a.m., police responded to a report of a man doing push-ups at the intersection of Bridge and Washington streets. The man was advised to stay out of the street.
- At 11:19 a.m., police responded to a report of a man sleeping in a truck on Traders Way. The man was reportedly moved on his way.
- At 12:56 p.m., a Cross Street resident called police to report that he found his personal belongings in his yard and a lock he placed on an exit door had been cut, possibly by an acetylene torch. A message was left for another tenant of the building.
- At 1:12 p.m., a woman at Fairweather Apartments called police to report that she returned home and found that several items were out of place.
- At 1:36 p.m., an Essex Street business owner called police to report that a case of King Arthur baking powder, valued at $180, had been delivered by UPS and stolen from her doorway.
- At 1:50 p.m., a local woman called police to report that her Trek bicycle was stolen from the intersection of Broadway and Canal Street, where it had been chained to a pole.
- At 2:54 p.m., police responded to a report of a Pit Bull left in an abandoned van on an empty lot on Bridge Street. Police attempted to contact the people living out of the van so they can have the dog removed before it is towed.
- At 3:29 p.m., a Fillmore Road woman called police to request to turn over weapons that belonged to her husband, who recently passed away. Turned in were a Powerline Airstrike Airsoft pistol; a Copperhead BB pistol and an Arminius .22 caliber revolver. All of the items were entered into property for destruction at the woman's request.
- At 4:08 p.m., police responded to a report of a barefoot jogger in the roadway on Highland Avenue. Responding officers determined the runner was on the sidewalk and wasn't causing any problems.
- At 4:13 p.m., a Winter Island Road woman called police to report that she has been receiving harassing phone calls.
- At 4:37 p.m., police stopped a man on New Derby Street. Camilo H. Divanne, 46, of 113 Loring Ave., Salem, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
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