Woman Arrested for Syringe Assault

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

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

Sunday, July 15

4:31 p.m. — An undesirable was reported at . An employee told police a man came into the store "asking for K2, which he described as some type of hallucinogen." The employee told police the person was told they did not carry the substance, but he came back into the store three times within 20 minutes and started to scare off customs. The employee also told police the man gave the middle finger. Police were not able to locate the man.

5:15 p.m. — Harassment was reported on Orange Street. A man said he was walking down the pedestrian mall and a man got in his face and wanted to fight because he coughed and spit on the ground. The caller told police the man walked by his house and looked over his fence.

5:51 p.m. — A dog left in a vehicle was reported at .

5:59 p.m. — Suspicious people on a Broadway property, possibly with weapons were reported. Police said there was no problem, kids were just playing paintball.

7:03 p.m. — A hypodermic needle was found on Endicott Street. It was properly disposed of, police said.

7:05 p.m. — Kids with squirt guns were reported at .

10:10 p.m. — An issue in the emergency room was reported at North Shore Medical Center. Police said there was an "assaultive" woman who was threatening a staff member with a syringe. Michelle Lee Forgione (see below) was arrested.

Sunday Arrests

Michelle Lee Forgione, 27, who is listed as homeless was arrested on charges of assault by a dangerous weapon (syringe), resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Maria Orquie Hernandez, 31, of 7 Barrett St. in Lynn was arrested on an assault and battery charge.

Monday, July 16

12:24 a.m. — Police responded to the on a no trespass order issue after two employees said they were assaulted by a customer. The person in question left before police arrived.

1:06 a.m. — Police said the customer in question at the Black Lobster returned, took a paddle owned by an alleged victim from the prior incident and paddled to his boat in Salem Harbor. Police said the Harbormaster was called to retrieve the property.

4:24 a.m. — Stolen motorcycles were reported on Lynde Street.

6:02 a.m. — Sawdust was reported on a Hazel Street vehicle. A woman said she is having an ongoing issue with a neighbor who is running a wood shop out of the garage. The woman said the sawdust blows all over her vehicle.

6:23 a.m. — A possible homeless camp was reported on Memorial Drive.

6:34 a.m. — Police said a man on Bridge Street told them he was the victim of an attempted robbery and was stabbed in the left arm during the incident.

8:09 a.m. — Police responded to a dispute between neighbors on Beaver Street. Police said the issue is ongoing and in this instance, the caller said her neighbor's child threw a ball that hit her house and a sneaker that hit her car.

10:16 a.m. — Stolen tires from a trailer were reported on Swampscott Road.

11:22 a.m. — A man was issued a no trespass order at after he allegedly took price tags off several adult movies "in a possible attempt to steal them from the store."

12:25 p.m. — Stolen property was reported on Harbor Street.

12:31 p.m. — Police said 10 bicycles found in a basement were reported on Salem Street.

2:13 p.m. — An argument over a mirror was reported on Dodge Street.

2:57 p.m. — An injured seagull was reported on Highland Avenue.

Monday Arrest

Anthony Vega, 26, of 9 Essex Ct. in Lynn was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle after a license suspension and a U-turn violation.

For information about this log email aubry@patch.com.


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