The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Wednesday, Aug. 21:
- At 4:21 p.m., police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Appleby Road.
- At 4:23 p.m., a woman called police to report that her bicycle was stolen from the front of the Hawthorne Hotel.
- At 6:31 p.m., police responded to a report of a drunk man passed out on New Derby Street.
- At 7:02 p.m., a Church Street woman called police to report that jewelry had been stolen from her apartment.
- At 8:23 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute near the intersection of Swampscott and Robinson roads.
- At 9:28 p.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Loring Avenue. Luis D. Rodriguez, 29, of 77 River St., Beverly, was arrested for reportedly having two outstanding warrants.
- At 10:21 p.m., police arrested a man near the intersection of Leavitt Street and Harrison Avenue after he allegedly sold heroin to an undercover police officer. Manuel Nina, 24, of 24 Wilde St., Lowell, was arrested on charges of possessing a class A substance (heroin) with intent to distribute and possessing a class B substance (cocaine) with intent to distribute.
- At 11:24 p.m., police responded to a fight on Gardner Street.
Thursday, Aug. 22:
- At 12:39 a.m., police responded to a report of a loose pit bull in the street on Porter Street Court.
- At 12:50 a.m., police responded to a report of a woman practicing a Wiccan ritual on Church Street. The woman was reportedly chanting and burning incense while holding a small stick.
- At 2:53 a.m., a woman flagged down a police officer to report that an unknown person just struck her in the left side of the head with a bottle. The woman was reportedly uncooperative and refused medical attention.
- At 3:05 a.m., police responded to a report of an erratic operator on North Street.
- At 6:34 a.m., a resident entered the police station to report a sexual non-force assault.
- At 7:27 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving an MBTA bus near the intersection of Highland and Ravenna avenues.
- At 8:42 a.m., police and fire units responded to a fire in the basement of a home on Beach Avenue. Click Here for our full story.
- At 8:50 a.m., police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Jefferson Avenue. The operator was issued a citation for failure to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
- At 10:05 a.m., a man on Swampscott Road called police to report that eight of his windows had been damaged recently with what look like BB gun holes.
- At 10:07 a.m., police responded to a gasoline spill near the intersection of Washington and Leavitt streets.
- At 10:51 a.m., police responded to a report of fresh graffiti on Essex Street.
- At 11:28 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Brown Street.
- At 12:00 p.m., police responded to a report of an unhappy customer giving an employee a hard time on Congress Street.
- At 12:37 p.m., a Sable Road resident was issued a fine for having an unregistered dog without its rabies vaccinations.
- At 1:03 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident on Paradise Road.
- At 1:50 p.m., a hypodermic needle was discovered on Northend Avenue.
- At 1:58 p.m., a Lafayette Street resident was issued a $125 fine for having an unleashed, unregistered dog without its rabies vaccinations.
- At 2:31 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute near the intersection of Fairmount and Nursery streets.