The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Friday, Oct. 11:
- At 4:24 p.m., an officer disposed of a hypodermic needle discovered on Hawthorne Boulevard.
- At 5:11 p.m., police located a man known to have an outstanding warrant at Klop Alley. Ronald H. Talbot, 57, of 335 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
- At 5:58 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Bridge Street.
- At 6:17 p.m., a Rainbow Terrace resident called police to report that their medication had been stolen.
- At 7:06 p.m., police responded to a road rage incident near the intersection of Mason and Grove streets. A man told police he was intentionally struck from behind by a man on a moped who then attacked him and put him in a headlock. The man admitted biting the moped driver during the scuffle. The moped driver told police the other driver pulled in front of him after a verbal exchange, slammed on his brakes and came out swinging. Neither was issued a citation and no charges were filed.
- At 7:39 p.m., firearms were seized on Heritage Drive.
- At 8:50 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Gardner Street.
Saturday, Oct. 12:
- At 1:03 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Margin Street.
- At 8:15 am., a Japonica Avenue woman called police to report that there was a possum in her trash can. Police assisted the woman with removing the animal.
- At 9:32 a.m., police responded to a report of a cooler chained to a pole near the intersection of Lafayette and Harbor streets.
- At 10:11 a.m., an Essex Street woman called police to report that her bicycle was stolen out of her garage on Friday. The woman's missing bicycle was located at the police station and returned to her.
- At 11:58 a.m., numerous people called police to report that items were stolen from unlocked lockers at the Leggs Hill YMCA. Some reported that their car keys were stolen and their cars in the parking lot were burglarized.
- At 1:48 p.m., an officer disposed of a hypodermic needle discovered near the intersection of Lafayette and Harbor streets.
- At 2:00 p.m., police responded to a dispute on Washington Street.
- At 2:37 p.m., police responded to a report of a man preaching with a megaphone on Essex Street. The man was told to keep the volume low and not stay in one spot.
- At 2:48 p.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident involving a Salem fire truck on Leavitt Street.
- At 3:26 p.m., police responded to a report of a drunk person down in the street on Washington Street. A man was placed into protective custody.
- At 3:52 p.m., police responded to a medical overdose on Palmer Street.