, Salem, MA

November 26, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 8:38 report that an alarm was sounding somewhere on Pleasant Street. Police wrote later: “Glenn said it was a signal for the boiler being out. He said it is supposed to text him if the signal activates, but they were in middle of reprogramming it, and it did not get him a message.”

Police responded to a store on Pleasant Street after a 2:45 p.m. complaint regarding a customer there. Police wrote: “Employee said male entered the store, tried to walk out without paying, returned looking for a free refill and then left and returned a third time with a dog. He was asked to leave, and he did, but he has now returned and is sitting in the [motor vehicle] out front.” Later: “Party was told to leave and advised not to come back.”



A man at 42 Highland St. reported at 2:57 p.m. that two cars had been struck by a falling branch.

Police received a 2:58 p.m. report that two side mirrors had been broken on a van at 20 Wallis St.

Police responded to a 6:23 p.m. report of a dispute between two sisters at 8 Alexandra St. and subsequently arrested Virginia C. Dorsi, 56, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A 6:39 p.m. report that a man had tried to break into an apartment on Main Street led to the arrest of Tremayne L. Ellison, 37, of 100 Willow St., Lynn, on a charge of disorderly conduct, subsequent offense.

A woman at 4702 Deerfield Circle reported at 7:50 p.m. that there was a dispute between her children. Police wrote later: “Juvenile was sent to room for night.”


Police received an 8:02 a.m. 911 hang-up call from a woman at 8 Alexandra St. who “seemed out of breath and very nervous,” according to the log. Police wrote: “Caller would not give any information other than she was trying to get 411. Check of the location history shows a domestic history.” Subsequently arrested was Virginia C. Dorsi, 56, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Essex Center Drive about 12 p.m. and subsequently arrested Michael Eng, 30, of 1621/2 North St., Apt. 2, Salem, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, receiving stolen property over $250 and possession of a burglarious instrument.



Police responded to a 6:37 a.m. report of gunshots in the vicinity of 62 Water St. and determined they had likely come from duck hunters in the harbor.

Police were unable to locate somebody who was reported to have knocked on a door at 14 Beach St. and then run off at 6:12 p.m.

Somebody had smashed the window of a vehicle on Enon Street and stolen a briefcase from inside, according to a 6:19 p.m. report.

Police wrote in a 6:58 p.m. log item: “Female called 911 speaking Spanish and asked if I speak Spanish. I asked if she speaks English, and she did not answer. I contacted an interpreter, but by that time she had hung up. Two call-backs went straight to voice mail. Call was a cellphone call and was shown to be in the area of 893 Hale St. on the map. 906 searched the area with negative results.”

Police received a 7:49 p.m. report that a pumpkin had been thrown at the house at 38 Everett St.


Police received 911 calls from kids in a “program” at 6 Echo Ave., according to a 12:56 a.m. log item. “Wants more food from the staff or wants out of program,” police wrote. “Was advised not to call 911 for non-emergency.”

A 4:57 p.m. report of a transformer fire brought police and the Fire Department to Essex Street and Old Rubbly Road.


A 2 a.m. report of “someone with a forged script” at a 54 Elliott St. business resulted in the arrest of Christopher J. McDonough, 24, of 7 Sunset Drive, Beverly, on a charge of uttering a false prescription.

An officer was patrolling in the area of Lothrop and Dane streets about 3:30 a.m., according to a log item. “All quiet, too cold!!!!!” police wrote.

A state hazardous materials team was called to the Cummings Center shortly before 5:30 p.m. after an employee at American Renal Associates discovered a suspicious white powder in the process of opening a package, a firefighter said. The room was evacuated, but the state team subsequently determined that there wasn’t enough of the substance left to test and that there was no danger. The firefighter said the powder had likely been leftover lubricant used at a package-processing facility.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Puritan Road at 4:49 p.m. and subsequently arrested Peter Lagorio, 58, of 2 Sylvan Terrace, Lynnfield, on charges of drunken driving and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


An officer was unable to locate anything amiss in the area of 47 Dead Eye Run after a 5:34 a.m. report that somebody had rung a woman’s doorbell three times in 10 minutes.



A 9:35 p.m. report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to 85 Newbury St. Subsequently arrested was Stephen Livingstone, 20, of 235 Parkland Ave., Lynn, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license.



A 5:14 p.m. report of a suspicious vehicle at 319 Highland Ave. resulted in the arrest of Samuel Taste, 39, of 100 Willow St., Lynn, on charges of knowingly receiving stolen property, motor vehicle, sixth subsequent offense; operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, ninth subsequent offense; operating an unregistered motor vehicle; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; and attaching plates to a motor vehicle.

Police received a 5:44 p.m. report of a stabbing at 6 Sophia Road. Subsequently arrested was Candace Jillian Deroin, 26, of the same address, on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a victim 60 or older, attempted murder and threatening to commit a crime. An officer said Deroin stabbed her grandmother in the hand with a kitchen knife during a dispute and that the victim was transported to the hospital by her daughter.


A window on Lynde Street had fallen out of its frame and onto two vehicles, according to a 6:20 a.m. report.

The animal control officer responded to 32 Federal St. after an 8:11 a.m. report that a cat was “not doing well” underneath a bush there. Police wrote: “Appears with the cold night, the cat was nearly frozen.” The animal was transported to a veterinarian, where it was placed onto a heating pad.

Police and the Fire Department responded to 152 Washington St. after an 11:21 a.m. report that a car was on fire there. “Upon arrival, vehicle appeared to have a small electrical fire,” police wrote later. “The fire appeared to have burnt out. Salem fire on scene and did flush the vehicle with water and searched for further smoke and fire.”

Police and firefighters responded to 88 Ocean Ave. after a 3:48 p.m. report of a small fire on a porch.

A 4:43 p.m. report of pickpocketing on Gedney Street resulted in the arrest of Amanda Leigh Wiedemann, 29, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, on a charge of larceny from a person.

Officers responded to 53 Belleview Ave. after a 5:42 p.m. report of a domestic dispute and found a woman sitting in a driveway, bleeding from her nose and right wrist. Subsequently arrested was Tiffany Leigh Zemp, 28, of the same address, on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person 60 or older and two counts of assault and battery on an elderly or disabled person.