Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the press log this past week.
- 1:52 a.m. Police received a report of an intoxicated person passed out in the laundry room at the . Police said the person then left the hotel in a taxi without causing a scene.
- 3:36 a.m. Police assisted with traffic control on Boston Street in Salem, following a fatal car accident near the city line. A 19-year-old Danvers male was killed when the car he was riding in crashed into a flatbed trailer. The driver, a Salem woman, is facing a vehicular homicide charge. .
- 5:17 p.m. Police responded to a single car accident at on Main Street. A speaker in the drive-through was damaged. The equipment was valued at approximately $1,000.
- 5:45 p.m. Police responded to a report of a fight in the street on Tremont Street. Police spoke to the caller who said the altercation was between a male named "Mike" and three females who were picking on her and touching her stuff.
- 2:56 p.m. Store security at reported a shoplifting in progress. Police checked the area for the suspect's vehicle, but were unable to find it. Store security said a watch valued around $50 was stolen along with other possible items. Police identified the owner of the vehicle and said they would issue a summons for shoplifting in addition to filing multiple child endangerment reports because the man apparently left his children in the store and/or the car while stealing merchandise inside.
- 5:05 p.m. A caller reported a white male on a black bike in the parking lot just approached a customer and asked if he wanted to buy some crack. Police said the suspect was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and glasses. The caller, police said, declined to give them any of his (the caller's) personal information.
- 6:39 p.m. A 20-year-old Peabody male was issued a summons for being a minor in possession of alcohol and texting while driving, following a three-car accident at the corner of Lynnfield Street and Dooling Circle. He was driving a 1996 BMW convert, police said. Two vehicles were towed from the scene.
- 8:47 a.m. An employee at reported a past larceny. An officer investigating the scene said more than 30 bronze vases were stolen -- they were valued around $200 each. The theft occurred after 6 a.m. Police found two unoccupied vehicles at the rear of the cemetery -- one was owned by a Salem woman and the other by a Lynn man. The Lynn man was located fishing by the pond and was advised not to return. It was unclear if police suspected the man and the vehicles were connected to the theft.
- 12:58 p.m. A caller reported a male was urinating on the trees by .
- 2:23 p.m. A caller reported two people whom she entrusted her personal property with to her store at their Paleologos Street residence instead stole that property. An officer followed up with the suspects who admitted to hawking the property in Lynn in May. A 51-year-old Peabody man was issued a summons for larceny over $250.
- 6:27 p.m. A 33-year-old man was issued a summons for shoplifting at , following a report of stolen boots.
- 2:12 p.m. A homeowner on Livingston Drive reported there were bones on the edge of her property. An officer said the bones were part of a Halloween costume and there was nothing further unusual about it.
- 6:40 p.m. An officer was flagged down at by a person reporting a television scam. The person paid $5,000 for a TV.
- 6:45 p.m. A caller on Market Street reported he believed someone put sugar in his truck's fuel tank. Police said the vehicle was in a garage being serviced.
- 10:36 p.m. A caller at Oliveira's Steak House reported there was a male there who wanted to report a possible theft. An officer spoke with the man, a 45-year-old resident, and he actually said he believed he might be accused of stealing lottery tickets. The officer said the man was intoxicated and told him to report back when he was sober.
- 1:03 a.m. A cab driver reported one of his passengers fled on foot from the taxi at the corner of Lynn Street and Aberdeen Avenue, leaving a female inside. Officers transported the female to a Rainbow Circle residence where the male was living temporarily, but he had not returned. Police said the taxi fare was paid and they were cleared from the scene.
- 1:34 a.m. A caller reported a black vehicle drove past his house with its lights off. Police pulled the car over and said the driver was a juvenile with a junior operator's license. There were also juvenile passengers. Police contacted parents to pick up all of them. The parent of the driver also picked up the vehicle.
- 1:46 a.m. Police received a call from a clerk at the on Main Street that a male shoplifter just fled the convenience store. The clerk said the man, who was clad in black, stole some sandwiches and fled in a green Ford Taurus. Police checked the area, but did not find the vehicle.
- 5:10 p.m. Police responded to a report of a car striking a pedestrian on Main Street near the . A 19-year-old male, who was riding a bicycle, was taken to Salem Hospital by ambulance. He had a cut on his chin.
- 12:11 a.m. A 48-year-old man was arrested at where he was living for unlawful possession of a firearm (shotgun), possession of ammunition and improper storage of said firearm. He was also served with an emergency restraining order. .
- 11:08 a.m. A motorist was cited for a marked lanes violation and failure to use care after interrupting a funeral procession in Peabody Square.
- 12:27 p.m. A 19-year-old Lynn male was arrested for numerous motor vehicle violations after almost striking a pedestrian at the corner of Ellsworth Road and King Street and fleeing police. .
- 2:29 p.m. A caller at a Pequot Road home reported she responded to a knock at her door to find a heavyset white male, approximately five-eight with gray hair, wearing a white T-shirt and glasses and carrying an unmarked white bag. The man asked her if she had ordered any food. After checking with another person in the home and informing the man they didn't order food, the man then said he made a mistake and meant to bring the food to another home on the street. But instead, he returned to his car and left the area. The woman saw a second white male -- skinny and about 60 years old -- in another car that left at the same time as the first one, but both went in opposite directions and neither stopped to deliver food at another home.
- 9:13 a.m. A caller on Lowell Street reported some ongoing suspicious activity. She said a rake was found in her yard and she didn't know who the tool belonged to. An officer suggested she install a camera or security system to prevent issues in the future.