The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Sunday, Dec. 1:
- At 4:00 p.m., police responded to a reported fraud on Gables Circle.
- At 4:28 p.m., police responded to a report of a woman yelling on Hardy Street. A woman reportedly told police "she was a witch and was putting a spell on (someone)." The woman was advised to stop yelling and continue on with her spell.
- At 6:26 p.m., police responded to a report of threats to kill on Highland Avenue. A man wishing to see his wife who was temporarily denied entrance to the hospital reportedly told staff members he was going to come back and "shoot up the place." Police later issued the man a no trespass order.
- At 6:29 p.m., police responded to a reported fight between three dogs on Dearborn Street. The city's animal control officer was notified.
- At 8:49 p.m., police responded to a report of debris in the roadway near the intersection of Bridge and Washington streets.
- At 9:56 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Lafayette Street.
- At 11:16 p.m., police responded to a report of a fight in front of a home on Irving Street. Peter J. Cormier, 46, of 44 Irving St., Salem, was arrested on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Monday, Dec. 2:
- At 12:23 a.m., police responded to a disturbance on School Street.
- At 7:59 a.m., a man called police to report that $3,000 worth of tools was stolen from a trailer on Goodhue Street.
- At 9:24 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Clark Avenue.
- At 11:28 a.m., the principal at Salem High School called police to report that a student had become disruptive and he wanted her removed from the school. The principal later agreed to let the girl stay until her ride arrived.
- At 11:49 a.m., police responded to a report of a man digging up grass at the Salem Common.
- At 12:55 p.m., a Howard Street woman called police to report that her son stole two gold bands from her dresser and exchanged them for cash.
- At 1:53 p.m., police responded to a report of a man throwing up on Washington Street.
- At 2:08 p.m., police responded to a dispute between a landlord and tenant on Weatherly Drive.
- At 3:09 p.m., police responded to a report of a large bag of leaves in the travel lane on North Street.
- At 3:18 p.m., police questioned a man seen pushing two bikes near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Willson Road. The man told police he found one of the two bikes and agreed to turn it over to police.