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Unknown Person Steals Car And Returns It

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

The responded to the following calls and made the following arrests on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday, May 28

4:30 p.m. — A man with a sign was reported at Broad Street and Dalton Parkway.

5:09 p.m. — A person on the railroad tracks was reported on Broadway. Police were not able to locate the man.

5:29 p.m. — Police said a man with a sign in the median strip was reported at Essex Street and Dalton Parkway. Police said they spoke with a man who said he and his friend cleaned the memorial on Dalton Parkway . The man said he and his friend made signs to hold to show their support on the holiday. The man said as they were loading the car to leave for the day, a man started yelling at him and wouldn't stop even though they told him they were leaving. The man was described as 5'7" with gold chains on and very crowded teeth. The man also told police the man "walked with his arms away from his side as if 'carrying watermelons.'"

5:49 p.m. — Loud music was reported on Becket Street.

6:18 p.m. — Police arrested Nicholas Stoddard (see below) after police came upon a group of young adults in the pedestrian mall. When advised of the city ordinance regarding loitering in the mall, police said Stoddard "refused to leave the area and became boisterous by swearing obscenities loudly."

7:20 p.m. — Graffiti on garage doors on Endicott Street was reported to police.

7:42 p.m. — Graffiti reading "Terrace All Day" was reported on a dumpster on Rainbow Terrace.

7:59 p.m. — Threats to kill were reported on Palmer Street. Police said they received a report a man was threatening a woman with a machete. Police issued a warrant for the man's arrest.

Monday Arrests

Nicholas Evan Stoddard, 21, of 2 Robie St. in Hampton, NH, was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace and a violation of the city knife ordinance.

Jonathan Candilieri, 28, of 52 Roslyn St., was arrested on two warrants.

Tuesday, May 29

6:04 a.m. — An officer found an overturned porta potty on North Street.

7:33 a.m. — A wallet was found on Essex Street by the .

8:42 a.m. — A motor vehicle break-in was reported on Proctor Street. Police said a laptop and credit cards were stolen.

8:50 a.m. — Police said a dispute between neighbors was reported on Linden Street.

9:04 a.m. — A break-in to a home on Harbor Street was reported. Police said the residents told police they found their front door kicked in and their television was missing.

9:38 a.m. — Juveniles possibly with guns were reported on High Street. Police said the caller reported there were four males possibly with a BB gun. The caller said one entered a home with the gun and the other three left on foot. Police made contact with the person with the gun and he immediately said he had an airsoft gun. He brought the officer into the apartment, and the gun was confiscated. Police said the other three people were identified and advised.

11:47 a.m. — A man possibly looking for scrap metal was reported on Mason Street.

2:12 p.m. — A cell phone was found on Lawrence Street.

4:18 p.m. — Police received a call someone took a car and returned it on Heritage Drive. The caller said when she went out to her car at 7:20 a.m. it had no gas in it, and when she came home from work it had half a tank of gas. The woman told police a GPS was taken as well as a Nintendo DSI. The bumper was popped out and looked like it had hit red mulch, police said.

5:33 p.m. — An assault in the park was reported at Palmer and Prince streets.

6 p.m. — A stolen moped was reported on Webb Street.

Tuesday Arrests

Robert Uzdavinis III, 30, of 14 Lathrop St., was arrested on three warrants.

John J. Stonge III, 18, of 199 Eastern Ave. in Lynn, was arrested on a warrant.

Stephen D. Shoap, 42, of 10 Pleasant St in Lynn, was arrested on two charges, including operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor.

Dennis Michael Bemis, 41, of 228 Peace St. in Billerica, was arrested on charges of operating with a suspended certificate and a marked lanes violation.

For questions about this log email salem@patch.com.

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