The following was taken from the Salem Police Department logs for Saturday and Sunday. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Saturday, Nov. 17
12:14 a.m. Police responded to a report of smoke coming from a home on Bridge Street. On arrival, police did not observe any smoke. The resident stated that one of the planters on her front porch caught on fire and she put it out.
1:52 a.m. Police observed a male party stumbling down Lafayette Street singing into a traffic cone. He was found to be highly intoxicated, and for his safety, as well as the safety of the public and the traffic cone, he was placed into protective custody.
6:46 a.m. Police responded to a disturbance on Connors Road. Party stated he was working for the city and needed to keep his pumps going due to the tide. Party stated it would only be until they got the water gate fixed. Advised to continue.
12:20 p.m. Police resopnded to a dispute over a tow on Garden Terrace.
1:07 p.m. Police responded to a report of damage to an apartment on Webb Street. Party reported that her 50-inch flatscreen T.V. is cracked. Her roof was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and she has been in a hotel for about three weeks. Landlord has had lots of people coming in for repairs. She states she is also missing some electronics.
2:55 p.m. Police responded to a Rainbow Terrace on a report of possible animal abuse. Upon arrival a group of small children pointed out a small dog on the lawn area. They stated a short time earlier a group of older kids was throwing rocks and sticks at the dog.
4:24 p.m. Police took a report of a vandalism to a vehicle on Derby Street.
10:16 p.m. Police responded to Boston Street on a report that a suspect using a stolen credit card was in the area. Upon arrival, suspect had already left. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Sunday, Nov. 18
12:59 a.m. Police responded to a Boston Street on a report of a door to a residence being kicked in and items being taken. Suspects described as male and female party. Upon arrival, door was found to be secure with no visible damage. Unable to reach caller on call back, caller hung up abruptly. Allegations proved to be unsubstantiated.
1:40 a.m. Police responded to a report of a fight on Harbor Street. Clear, no fight, parties moved along.
9:17 a.m. Police responded to a dispute between two parties on Washington Street.
9:55 a.m. Caller reports that someone threw a brick through his car window sometime overnight.
11:03 a.m. Police found a hypodermic needle on Tremont Street.
Joseph E. Harrison Jr., of 24 New Castle Road, Peabody, was arrested on the basis of a warrant.
Michael Darren Lockard, of 59 Beaver Street, was arrested on the basis of a warrant.
Rodney Clifford, of 82 Michigan Avenue, Lynn, will be charged with driving with a suspended license, illegal possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute, and driving with defective equipment.
Michael Derek Sherwood, of 40 Ward Street, was arrested on the basis of a warrant.
Jevon A. Smith-Gomez, of 1000 Loring Avenue, will be charged with domestic assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and intimidation of a witness.