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, Sept. 19
4:37 p.m. Police responded to East India Square on a report of larceny. A male party left his satchel bag down by the fountain on the pedestrian mall unattended. When he returned the bag was missing. He located the bag inside the East India Sqaure Mall. Missing from it was his new laptop valued at $400.
6:07 p.m. A resident on Pickering Street reported finding a lacrosse bag with two lacrosse sticks inside on the sidewalk in front of her residence. No name or address listed on the bag or sticks.
7:33 p.m. Police responded to Buffum Street on a report of a suspicious male trying to get into houses. The man was found coming out of the side of a residence. When asked what he was doing in the area, he stated he was trying to relieve himself. He was run for warrants, searched for weapons and sent on his way.
8:09 p.m. Police took a walk-in report of a past assault and battery with brass knuckles.
9:46 p.m. Police responded to a report of vandalism to a car on Ropes Street. Party reports that sometime between 5:50 and 9:45 p.m. the rear window of his car was smashed as it was sitting in his driveway.
Thursday, Sept. 20
10:52 a.m. A woman reported that while she was inside the Irving Gas Station at the corner of Highland Avenue and Swampscott Road, someone had gone through her purse while it was on top of her shopping cart, which was outside the front door by the Red Box. The woman reported a cell phone missing.
11:45 a.m. Police took a report of a past hit and run on Canal Street.
3:08 p.m. Police responded to a report of a hypodermic needle at Bentley Elementary School. A party reported that her daughter was stuck by a needle while at recess on September 14. Needle could not be located.
3:29 p.m. Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist. An off-duty officer driving down Lafayette Street stated that he stopped to let the driver in question turn down Lafayette Place. At this time, the bicyclist passed the off-duty officer on the right side and the vehicle and bicycle collided. Damage to vehicle is a shattered windshield, dent to the fender and numerous scratches. The bicyclist, a Peabody resident, was treated by Atlantic Ambulance and then transported to Boston for further treatment. He was not wearing a helmet at the time.
Joshua R. Doucette, of 35 Lynn Street, Peabody, will be charged with illegal possession of a Class A substance.