The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Sunday, Jan. 27:
- At 11:43 a.m., a Plymouth Street man called police to report that someone opened a Comcast cable account in his name while he was incarcerated and ran up a bill of more than $1,000.
- At 1:30 p.m., a man entered the police station to report that his wallet was stolen from his locker at the YMCA on Sewall Street.
- At 2:42 p.m., police responded to a report of two boys walking on the ice near the intersection of James Ayube Bypass Road and Bridge Street. Responding officers were unable to locate anyone on the ice.
- At 3:07 p.m., a Hazel Street man called police to report that his vehicle had been burglarized.
- At 4:15 p.m., police responded to a reported road rage incident in the parking lot at Market Basket. A man told police he, his wife, and their baby were pulling into the parking lot when a white sedan nearly struck them. When he confronted the other driver, the man said he was jumped and beaten by the four occupants of the other vehicle. Click Here for our full story.
- At 5:03 p.m., a Hazel Street man who called police to report that his vehicle had been burglarized reportedly found that property was also taken from his backyard and hallway.
- At 5:59 p.m., police responded to a report of "customers giving (a) cashier a hard time" on Derby Street.
- At 6:45 p.m., police responded to a report of vandalism in a bathroom at the Museum Place Mall. Four youths were checked for warrants and released after officers were unable to find spray-paint cans on them or in the bathroom.
- At 7:32 p.m., officers checked on two dogs left in a parked motor vehicle on Highland Avenue. The dogs were reportedly wearing sweaters and appeared to be sleeping.
- At 7:59 p.m., police located a man known to have outstanding warrants on Leavitt Street. Richard T. Brown Jr., 38, of 17 Leavitt St., Salem, was arrested for having three outstanding warrants.
- At 8:41 p.m., a Curtis Street woman called police to report that she lost her cell phone and had been texting the man who found it. The woman said the man who found it agreed to meet her at The Hawthorne Hotel but never showed up. He then said he would give the phone back for $8 and when she refused to pay him he reportedly said he would "just throw the phone in the ocean."
- At 9:36 p.m., police located a man on Lafayette Street who had a no trespass order on file. Jolen Schadhauser, 32, of 3 Lowe St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of trespassing and for having three outstanding warrants.
- At 11:20 p.m., police located a man on English Street. Justin A. Hasty, 18, of 3 Gage St., Beverly, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
Monday, Jan. 28:
- At 12:18 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Norman Street. Gregory Digiovanni Jr., 25, of 24 Norman St., Salem, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.
- At 12:26 a.m., police and fire units responded to a fire alarm sounding on Margin Street. Employees at LifeBridge reportedly witnessed Sandy Finnigan pull the fire box in front of the building. She will be summonsed to court on a charge of causing a false fire alarm.
- At 6:28 a.m., a Woodside Street man called police to report that his 2000 Ford Ranger was stolen from in front of his house. The man said the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were on the dash.
- At 9:14 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Monroe Street.
- At 9:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a tractor trailer leaking fuel near the intersection of Boston and Bridge streets.
- At 9:41 a.m., a hypodermic needle was discovered on Pioneer Terrace.
- At 10:39 a.m., police and fire units responded to a report of smoke inside Green Tea Yoga & Massage. The electrical fire was reportedly caused by a radiator in the lobby.
- At 11:09 a.m., police responded to a report of a raccoon eating trash on Castle Road. The raccoon reportedly ran off into the woods.
- At 11:32 a.m., a Thomas Circle woman called police to report that $241 had been spent fraudulently on her credit card.
- At 12:42 p.m., a Norman Street man called police to report that a gold chain valued between $800 and $900 was missing from his dresser drawer. The man said his apartment was left unlocked overnight.
- At 1:09 p.m., a Bridge Street man called police to report that he suspects a neighbor is opening his mail and re-taping it shut.
- At 2:30 p.m., police located a woman known to have outstanding warrants on Lafayette Street. Kristi L. Murray, 42, of 116 Lafayette st., was arrested for having two outstanding warrants.
- At 2:50 p.m., a man entered the police station to report that a book-bag and several gift certificates went missing from his motor vehicle while it was impounded.
- At 3:26 p.m., police monitoring the Walgreens at the intersection of New Derby and Derby streets observed a man pass by the registers without paying. The man was later found to be in possession of two boxes of spring rolls and toilet paper. Joseph P. Nazarian, 58, of 44 Pingree St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting merchandise by asportation and having an outstanding warrant.
- At 4:08 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Leval Road.
- At 4:33 p.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Herbert Street.
- At 4:41 p.m., police responded to a report of vehicles parked on the ice at the intersection of Tremont and Churchill streets. Responding officers were unable to find any vehicles on the ice.
- At 4:57 p.m., police responded to a report of kids out on the ice on Orne Street. Responding officers were unable to find anyone out on the ice.
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