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

Salem Police Department.
Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log: 


Friday, Jan. 17

  • At 4:01 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Traders Way. Michael D. Irvine, 48, of 33 Margin St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting valued above $100.
  • At 4:16 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on on Boston Street.
  • At 7:02 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious man on Highland Avenue. A search of a building was conducted and police reportedly found plywood ripped off of a garage door.
  • At 9:38 p.m., police responded to a report of a sinkhole near the intersection of Leavitt Street and Harrison Avenue. National Grid was notified.
  • At 10:31 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a police cruiser near the intersection of Washington and New Derby streets. 
  • At 10:57 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on a woman standing in the road on Loring Avenue. A woman was placed into protective custody.
  • At 11:07 p.m., police responded to a noise complaint at the Ward 2 Social Club on East Collins Street.
  • At 11:33 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on First Street.

Saturday, Jan. 18

  • At 12:29 a.m., police responded to a reported fight outside of The Village Tavern on Essex Street. The altercation reportedly involved staff members and two patrons. 
  • At 12:30 a.m., police responded to a loud house party on Essex Street. 
  • At 12:33 a.m., police responded to a report of people smashing bottles near the intersection of Essex and English streets.
  • At 4:43 a.m., police conducted a property check on Goodhue Street.
  • At 9:09 a.m., police responded to a road rage incident on Jefferson Avenue.
  • At 12:23 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Palmer Street. Gissel Jiminian, 37, of 199 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested on two counts of assault and battery.
  • At 2:13 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Heritage Drive.
  • At 3:14 p.m., police responded to a report of a stolen wallet at the Walmart on Highland Avenue.
  • At 4:31 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious package on Essex Street.
  • At 4:56 p.m., a lost dog was returned to its owner on Cedarcrest Avenue.
  • At 5:49 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Lafayette Street.
  • At 6:39 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Salem Street.
  • At 9:13 p.m., police responded to a report of a gunshot on Lafayette Street. 
  • At 9:59 p.m., an employee at the Taco Bell on Highland Avenue called police to report that he was nearly struck by a vehicle with three teens in it. The man said the teens threw gummy bears through the drive-thru window and almost hit him when he tried to confront them.
  • At 10:54 p.m., police responded to a noise complaint on West Avenue.
  • At 10:58 p.m., a Washington Street resident called police to report that someone had just kicked in their door.
  • At 11:30 p.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Derby Street.
  • At 11:40 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Lafayette Street.

Sunday, Jan. 19:

  • At 12:28 a.m., police responded to a report of a loud altercation on Herbert Street.
  • At 2:17 a.m., police responded to a loud house party on Hawthorne Boulevard.
  • At 9:24 a.m., police responded to a past vehicle break-in on Proctor Street.
  • At 11:52 a.m., police responded to a reported gas leak on Leach Street.
  • At 2:29 p.m., police responded to a report of a past hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Essex Street.

Other Arrest:

Michelle A. Cote, 41, of 5 Harrison Ave., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

If you have a question about this police log, please send it to owen.boss@patch.com. 

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