, Salem, MA

May 6, 2011




Police found a bike near the Robinson Farm at Abbot Street at 10:13 a.m. It is described as a Trek bike, Alpha model, with a watch attached to the frame and a lock curled around the handlebars.

It's the bicycle "swarm" from Salem, as described by one resident. She complained to police at 11:15 a.m. that they form up every Tuesday night and set out, 30 strong, taking both sides of the road, endangering "motorists, children, old ladies, dog walkers and other cyclists" while making the circuit, according to the police report. What's more, "she knows that the majority are from Salem." On Tuesday night, she said, one cut her off in traffic, forcing her to stop abruptly. Noting they have no spotters for safety, she asked police "to speak to the group or club and ask them to be more courteous and safe."

Police took a report regarding threatening phone calls on Creesy Street at 10:56 p.m.


Whoever was in the Nissan Pathfinder heading inbound on Pleasant Street at 6:46 a.m. and throwing trash out the windows — somebody noticed and called the police. Unfortunately, they were unable to locate the litterbug.



An ambulance, police and firefighters answered a 4:29 p.m. call of a man falling from a ladder at Folly Pond Road.

Police responded to a report of a panhandler bothering commuters at Park Street at 5:16 p.m.

"Loud kids" drew police to Vestry Street at 10:38 p.m. "Toddler walking around was disturbing first-floor tenant," according to the log. "Child was put back to bed."

Someone broke a front door on Winter Street, according to an item logged at 10:47 p.m.


Police persuaded a business on Enon Street at 9 a.m. to push the (presumably noisy) Dumpster pickup to later in the morning.

It's not always easy to keep track of everything, and a woman told police at 12:31 p.m. she thinks she's missing some jewelry "but is not sure," according to the log. "She informed me that she will need some time to think and will call back when she can remember."

Police investigated an assault on Roundy Street at 1:28 p.m.



A woman yelling in the street at 5:02 p.m. created a problem at Lifebridge and a problem for police because she is three months pregnant. She was asked to come in out of the rain and was given slippers to wear. But she walked away after that, and police were asked to look out for her.

Richard Dayner Fuller, 18, of 8 Clifton Road, Salem, was arrested at 5:37 on Clifton Avenue by Patrolmen Deni Gaito and Rafael Gonzalez on a charge of larceny, over $250. This followed a complaint from another man that Fuller had stolen his $350 iPod and was hustling down toward The Point to sell it. Patrolman Theodore Pierce sent out a description, and the alleged robber was picked up moments later. The iPod was returned to its owner.

Andrew Matthews, 17, of 349 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested at 7:07 p.m. by Patrolmen Deni Gaito and Rafael Gonzalez and charged with possession of a Class B drug. Police said they found a Suboxone pill in Matthews' pocket after arresting him on an outstanding warrant.

Manolin Roman Jr., 26, a homeless Salem man, was arrested at 11:08 p.m. on Congress Street by Patrolmen Deni Gaito and Rafael Gonzalez and charged with domestic assault and intimidation of a witness after giving police a few tense moments. Answering a call that warned Roman might be armed, they found him to the rear of the building arguing with a woman, the mother of his child. Officers drew their guns and ordered Roman to show his hands. "At this time," according to the police report, "(Roman) had his right hand in his pocket. He was again told to show his hands. At this time, (he) showed officers his hands, which were empty." At some point, however, according to police, Roman pointed his finger at the woman as if it was a gun barrel and seemed to dare her to talk to police.


Police thought they were responding to a domestic dispute on Washington Street at 3:30 a.m. when a man called and told them he had retreated to the bathroom "in an attempt to avoid problems" with the female resident. When police arrived, however, they were invited inside by the woman, and they discovered the bathroom was empty and the man absent. The woman admitted there had been a verbal dispute between "her and her boyfriend of one month, but at no time did he enter the bathroom to make a phone call," according to the log.

Police responded at 7:03 a.m. to a fight at Lifebridge over a woman. One man said he'd been punched in the face by another "without notice." The man accused of throwing the punch told police he'd been standing up for the man he sponsors and that he'd only swung after being pushed with two hands. Police told both they could seek charges at Salem District Court.

An Abbott Street woman told police at 10:41 a.m. that she'd been advised by Eastern Bank that her debit card was being watched for possible fraud. More than $700 had been spent on it by someone in Florida.

A man seen shivering, cold and hungry on the steps of Wesley Church was given clothing, a meal at the shelter and a one-way MBTA ticket back to Gloucester, according to an item logged at 11:12 a.m.

A woman on Granite Street told police at 11:14 a.m. that her rear car window was smashed, for the second time recently. She could not think of anyone who would do this.

It sounded too good to be true, and it was, when a Highland Avenue man got a check for $4,700 from a bank in Texas. He took it to his own bank and was "advised by a teller that the check was part of a scam," according to a 12:03 p.m. police report.

Police responded to a woman making suicidal threats at 12:13 p.m.

Sometimes it isn't the cable company's fault. Up to 17 families at a Lynde Street apartment lost Comcast because someone cut the cables above the apartment doors, according to a 12:24 p.m. report. Comcast was informed. Police have no suspects.

A woman on Pope Street got a call from a man "saying that she had taken his newspaper and that he was going to come upstairs to find her," according to the log. Police were unable to determine where the call came from, but hope to investigate a surveillance video that may provide a clue. The woman was urged to call if anyone showed up.

Police disposed of hypodermic needles found in the vicinity of Lafayette Street and Clifton Avenue at 3:46 p.m.



Northshore Mall security reported at 6:43 p.m. finding three counterfeit $20 bills at the food court.


Pablo F. Silva, 33, of 96 Margin St., Peabody, was arrested at 1:20 a.m. by Officer Michael Eon at the home address on a charge of domestic assault and battery. The arrest came after a Salem Hospital emergency room nurse called police to say she was treating a woman who had been assaulted.

An employee of the methadone clinic on Route 1 told police at 10:12 a.m. that the facility had gotten a warning that it may be robbed.

Police responded at 1:42 p.m. to a message from a Route 1 apartment that there was an "unwanted" person on the premises. "Upon officer's arrival," according to the police report, "all parties involved were friends again."

A driver stopped on Little's Lane at 1:55 p.m. will be summonsed for driving without a license.



Harrison Carr, 21, of 18 Cherry St., Wenham, was arrested at the CVS on Route 1 at 10:13 p.m. by Officer Scott Frost on charges of possession of a class A drug.


Police responded to an accident with personal injury on Bow Street at 12:53 a.m.

Police responded to an accident with personal injury at Exit 23, Route 128 south, at 4:22 p.m.



Michael J. Boyd, 20, of 122 Essex St., Middleton, was arrested at 7 p.m. at Bouchard's Gas Station on East Street by Officer Michael LeColst and charged with possession of a Class D drug with intent to distribute and two counts of possession of a Class B drug. Jeremy S. Bedard, 19, of 71 East St., Middleton, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the drug laws. The pair was found out, according to police, when they were observed attempting a drug transaction, going into the gas station restroom. Police happened along, according to a spokesperson.