The following was taken from the Salem Police Department logs for Monday and Tuesday. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Monday, Nov. 5
6:16 a.m. North Shore Medical Center turned over two knives for safekeeping.
9:46 a.m. Police responded to a report of an out-of-control student at Collins Middle School. The assistant principal reported that a female student caused a disturbance in the hallways and classroom of the school, and also pulled a false fire alarm before leaving.
1:38 p.m. A woman reported that someone had hacked into her computer, got into her Facebook account and wrote some derogatory comments about her. She was advised to change all of her computer passwords and to file a complaint with Facebook.
3:47 p.m. Police responded to a possible fire on Wheatland Street. No problem, fire determined it was a defective baseboard and there was no fire.
4:10 p.m. Police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Tremont Street. A woman related that a white vehicle with tinted windows had followed her around for most of the day, from her residence, to a doctors appointment in Peabody, picking up her son from Salem High School, to her son's doctors appointment in Danvers, and back to her residence. Police were able to contact the owner of the vehicle, who related that he is a private investigator who was hired to investigate her. She was notified.
5:46 p.m. A woman reported that she parked her car in front of the North Shore Children's Hospital today from 1:45 to 5 p.m., and when she got home she noticed the roof of her vehicle was caved in. It appears someone walked over the vehicle and jumped on the roof.
10:02 p.m. Police responded to a report of past assault at North Shore Medical Center. Two employees reported being assaulted by the same patient, who spit in one's face and kicked the other in the body. The patient will be summonsed to court and charged with two counts of assault and battery.
Tuesday, Nov. 6
1:45 a.m. Police conducted a traffic stop on the Bridge Street Bypass Road. Katherine Ortega was arrested and will be charged with driving with a revoked license and speeding.
9:08 a.m. Police responded to a fire in a building on Essex Street.
12:56 p.m. Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in a car on Congress Street. Parties were having a romantic lunch break in the backseat of the vehicle. They were advised to have their lunch inside.
3:48 p.m. Police responded to Salem Street for a medical assist. Following a brief investigation of a fight that occurred, Matthew Watson was arrested and will be charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.