At 2:34 p.m. Thursday, the publishers from The Review and Morning Journal went to the police station and reported a theft. Detectives are investigating the incident.
On Thursday evening, Sharon Robinson, 55, reported someone removed a windchime from a Riverview Cemetery gravesite.
Officers went to a Center Street residence at 12:01 a.m. Friday after a mother said her daughter would not listen and she took all the cell phones and hid them. When officers arrived, the juvenile gave her mother her cell phone. Both were advised to go to bed and discuss the problems in the morning. At 12:51 a.m., the mother called the station and advised her daughter took the phone again after twisting her arms and shoving her.
At 1:42 a.m. Friday, Kristen N. Barnes, 20, went to the police station to report that she was assaulted by Nick Weyand while she was in her vehicle at Gina's Drive-Thru. An officer noted redness and swelling on the victim's left cheek. Barnes told officers Weyand was trying to assault another male who was inside her vehicle. She was advised to file charges.
Samuel J. Lapin, 42, was charged with obstructing after running from officers. At 3:47 a.m. Friday and while on patrol, an officer noticed a male suddenly run from the parking area behind the Hot Dog Shoppe. The suspect ran onto the Moose Lodge roof and jumped off on the Third Street side. During the foot pursuit, a second male was spotted near the Salvation Army, but officers continued to chase the first suspect. Lapin was found on the front porch of the Thompson House. He told officers he was from Salem and visiting a friend, according to the report. The second subject was identified as Brandon Toothman.
At 6:46 a.m. Friday, officers arrested Brandon R. Toothman, 20, for obstructing official business. Toothman reportedly ran from officers during an early-morning foot chase. He was later spotted at the corner of Fourth and Jackson streets and admitted to running from officers earlier but was now lost, according to a report.
Officers went to a West Seventh Street home at 11:29 a.m. Friday after Angela Walsh said her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Springer, had her car blocked in and would not let her leave. Springer was advised to leave and not return or face arrest.
On Friday at 1:54 p.m., Marjorie Fickle, 86, of Princeton Street, told officers someone took two flower pots from her porch.