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Man Can't Tell If Taxi Driver Urinated or Used Windex

The following information was provided by the Salem Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

responded to the following calls and made the following arrests on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

5:52 p.m. — A possible fight in the street was reported.

6:12 p.m. — Police responded to an Essex Street apartment about possible drug activity. When they arrived, police said officers could smell burnt marijuana coming from the apartment. One of the officers had been in the apartment for the same call previously, police said. When police asked if the woman had been smoking marijuana, she said she had not. When told the neighbors were complaining, she said, "I don't care; I use it for medical purposes." The woman was asked if she has a prescription and says she does not. The woman was issued a citation.

6:51 p.m. — A past issue involving harassment was reported to police. A woman said a car has been following her over the past two to three weeks. She also said she is being harassed over the phone.

6:54 p.m. — A gunshot victim walked into , police said. The Criminal Investigation Unit was notified, police said.

8:08 p.m. — Police said a group of loud kids was reported at Washington and Front streets. Officers said they were gone on arrival.

8:16 p.m. — A purse snatching was reported on Palmer Street. Police said they responded to the area of the Prime Gas station. They spoke to a woman who was screaming. Police said she was highly intoxicated and hard to speak to. She eventually told police someone stole her purse and said a woman was in the area and started fighting with her. The woman said she tried to assist the victim of the purse snatching, but the woman started hitting her. Police said the woman was put into protective custody. The larceny investigation is ongoing.

9:36 p.m. — Police said a slashed tire was reported on Boston Street.

Tuesday Arrests

Judith A. Borden, 52, of 3 Clark Ave., was arrested on a domestic assault and battery charge.

Robert Cornell Satterwhite, 46, of 501 Washington St., in Lynn, was arrested on an assault and battery charge.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

8:44 a.m. — A child locked in a vehicle was reported on North Street.

9:06 a.m. — Police said a person trying to cash a stolen check was reported at Salem Five on Essex Street.

9:16 a.m. — Suspicious activity was reported on Leavitt Street. A man said he thought he saw someone urinating by a taxi. The witness said the taxi pulled over by his back parking lot, the driver got out and urinated by his building. The man said he yelled at the driver. "The driver told him he was using Windex on his door and just wiping the taxi off. There was no puddle in the area," police said. A license plate was provided. The man told police he didn't see the person "actually urinating or his pants in disarray."

9:31 a.m. — Police received a call that a person may have fallen down at Jefferson and Dove avenues. Police said they were not able to locate the person.

10:10 a.m. — A past hit and run was reported on Loring Avenue.

10:18 a.m. — Credit car fraud was reported on Daniels Street.

10:51 a.m. — Suspicious activity at the Washington Street Starbucks was reported. A woman said the same person is there each time, but never says anything to her.

11:11 a.m. — A man looking into vehicles was reported on Federal Street. A man said he was waiting for his friend who was in court. While waiting in their truck, he said the truck battery died.

11:26 a.m. — Police said a shoplifter was reported at . Police said the woman paid for some items, but didn't pay for others including two shirts and speakers. She will be summonsed to court. Police said the woman was cooperative.

11:33 a.m. — A slashed tire was reported on Turner Street.

11:41 a.m. — Police said a past motor vehicle break-in was reported on Flint Street.

1:18 p.m. — Another shoplifter, this time a woman stealing children's clothing was reported at Walmart.

Wednesday Arrests

Robert B. Branconnier, 49, of 7A Filmore Rd., was arrested on a warrant.

Mary Ellen Ragucci, 51, who is listed as homeless, was arrested on a warrant.

Linda Rennicks, 57, of 32 Gallows Hill Rd., was arrested on a warrant.

Samuel T. Rodriguez, 35, of 15A Ingalls St., in Lynn, was arrested on a harassment prevention violation.

For questions about this log email salem@patch.com.

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