The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Monday, Oct. 28:
- At 5:29 p.m., police responded to a complaint regarding a preacher with a megaphone near the intersection of Essex and Washington streets. The man agreed to turn his megaphone down.
- At 5:57 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Perkins Street.
- At 6:35 p.m., police responded to a report of a loud preacher on Essex Street. The man agreed to stop using the megaphone for the night.
- At 8:33 p.m., police responded to a report of a loud person with a megaphone near the intersection of Washington and Essex streets. The man agreed to turn the volume down on his megaphone.
- At 9:30 p.m., police responded to a report of kids racing dirt bikes on Swampscott Road.
Tuesday, Oct. 29:
- At 12:34 a.m., police responded to a report of a man sleeping in an ATM on Washington Street. The man was issued a no trespass order and moved along.
- At 1:33 a.m., a homeless man was advised that he can't just stay inside the Dunkin Donuts on Washington Street. The man was issued a no trespass order.
- At 5:08 a.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Wall Street.
- At 7:25 a.m., police responded to a report of landscapers working too early on Boston Street. The landscaping crew was advised to shut down their leaf blowers until 8 a.m.
- At 10:02 a.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious letter on Riverbank Road.
- At 11:10 a.m., police responded to a trash-picking complaint near the intersection of Whalers Lane and Cavendish Circle.
- At 1:42 p.m., a woman entered the police station to report that she accidentally struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Leavitt and Congress streets. The woman said the pedestrian was uninjured.
- At 2:34 p.m., a Boston Street man called police to report that ball valves, flow valves and piping had been stolen from his furnace unit.
- At 2:54 p.m., police responded to a disturbance at Salem Hospital on Highland Avenue. Nicholas O. Meserve, 21, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct.
- At 3:50 p.m., a Jefferson Avenue resident surrendered a .22 caliber rifle.
- At 3:56 p.m., an Ocean Avenue resident called police to report a past break-in.