The following was taken from the Salem Police Department logs for Tuesday and Wednesday. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
Tuesday, Nov. 6
4:18 p.m. Police responded to a report of a hit-and-run on Paradise Road.
8:27 p.m. Police responded to a report of a fire alarm being pulled at the Hawthorne Hotel. An employee told police that a fire alarm went off inside the hotel, and the fire department told him that it came from a pull station. He also stated that someone in the lobby told him that two youths, a male, and a heavyset female, ran through the lobby and out the front door. No one saw them pull the alarm.
Wednesday, Nov. 7
7:56 a.m. Police assisted the fire department on a report of smoke coming from a chimney on Nursery Street.
9:53 a.m. Police responded to a disturbance on Frederick Street. Police responded to Frederick Street to speak with a crossing guard from Witchcraft Heights Elementary School. The crossing guard stated that there is an entrance to the school that has a sign posted stating "Do not enter between 7:30 - 8:30 a.m." She stated that a green pickup truck driven by a white male entered through the area where the sign is posted, and she asked him to not enter there due to the heavy foot traffic of children. She stated that the man yelled at her that he will continue to enter that way and there is nothing she can do about it.
4:12 p.m. Police responded to a report of burglary on Orchard Street.
Joshua S. Talbot, of 39 Trask Street, Beverly, was arrested on the basis of a warrant out of Lynn District Court.
John Joseph LaPointe, homeless, will be charged with trespassing.
Jonathan Torres, of 4 Heritage Drive, will be charged with domestic assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, intimidation of a witness, and malicious destruction of property over $250.