The following was taken from the Salem Police Department logs for Wednesday and Thursday. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Wednesday, August 15:
4:08 p.m. A man reported his unlocked bike stolen from the corner of Essex Street and New Liberty Street.
4:21 p.m. Members of the special response unit on patrol in the area of Nicole's Market on Essex Street observed two parties acting suspiciously. When an argument ensued between them, officers intervened. One party arrested for drug offense.
5:22 p.m. Police responded to a past attempted burglary on Jefferson Avenue. The outside basement lock of the residence had been cut off. Some items were moved around in the basement, but nothing was taken.
5:53 p.m. Police responded to a report of items stolen from a home on Cross Avenue. Taken was $200 cash, an iPad, iPod touch, quarter collection, and about 20 to 30 blu-ray discs. No signs of forced entry.
6:52 p.m. Police recovered an abandoned car - found by a passerby in the woods off of Barcelona Avenue - that was reported stolen in July.
7:19 p.m. A male party reported that he has received 40 phone calls over the last 30 days from a random phone number. The number comes back to a Canadian pharmacy. He called the number, and they hung up on him. An officer called and spoke to a representative who said reporting party is on the do-not-call list.
9:35 p.m. Police responded to Cambridge Street on a report of a man pulling up flowers. Homeowner stated that a white male was pulling up flowers on his doorstep. The male in question was highly intoxicated and thought that he was at his own home. He was placed into protective custody.
Thursday, August 16:
12:24 a.m. Police took a report of flooding on Forrester Street. DPW notified.
1:18 p.m. Police responded to Highland Avenue where a man had been stopped by staff at Market Basket for trying to steal two bottles of Senokot. The man offered to pay for them, and staff was satisfied with him paying for the products and being advised that he is no longer welcome at the store.
Erika F. Church, of 7019 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY, was arrested for assault and battery.
Rebecca L. Morong, of 39½ Mason Street, was arrested on the basis of a warrant.
Ricardo Torres, of 414 Essex Street, was arrested for illegal possession of a Class A substance.
Christine T. Brault, of 98 North Street, was arrested on the basis of a warrant.
Carlos D. Caraballo, homeless, was arrested on the basis of five warrants.