, Salem, MA

October 26, 2012


The Salem News

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Police received a 5:09 p.m. report of a loud noise “like drag racing or racing motors” coming from Indy Auto Parts at 108 Newbury St. An officer determined that a group there was building a race car and had been testing out the engine.

A Proctor Circle man reported at 6:11 p.m. that a woman he had dated more than four years before “keeps texting him constantly” and “is now instant messaging his new girlfriend and messaging on Facebook also.”


An abandoned vehicle without plates on Beacon Street was egged, according to an 8:42 a.m. report.

A Northend Street man contacted police at 11:11 a.m. for “tips on how to catch a turtle dove.” He was advised to contact the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.



Two Republican political signs were stolen overnight from a Humphrey Street address, according to an 11:04 a.m. report.

A woman on Smith Street reported a “large group congregating” in front of the post office at 2:48 p.m. Police wrote: “She does not know of any bad intent.”

A school bus driver on Community Road was given a verbal warning for failing to use flashing lights and the stop sign when picking up and discharging passengers “for the entire trip,” according to a 2:54 p.m. report.


An Elmwood Road woman reported hearing a “loud crash” downstairs in her home at 5:17 a.m. Officers checked inside and outside the house but found nothing suspicious.



Police responded to a 4:39 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 81 Flint St. and determined that two people there were arguing over “cat food” and “DVDs that needed to be returned.”

A First Street woman reported at 5:21 p.m. that she had received a phone call from somebody claiming to be a lawyer in California “informing her she was going to be sued and if she wanted to settle out of court they would send her the information as to where to send her check.” Police advised the woman to contact her phone company to have the number blocked.

An employee of Essex’s New York Deli & Pizza reported at 6:10 p.m. that a white man in his early 20s had taken a tip jar with $30 to $40 in it from the store. The suspect was described as being between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall with short, blond hair and a goatee. He was reported to be wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and cargo shorts at the time.

Youths were throwing eggs at cars at 57 Orne St., according to a 7:54 p.m. report. Police were unable to locate them.

A man was reportedly lying in an ambulance bay at 81 Highland Ave. at 8:55 p.m. Police responded but were unable to locate him.


An Oliver Street woman reported at 2:30 p.m. that her prescription medication had been stolen out of her purse at some point during the past two days. “She stated her daughter has had some friends over, but she can’t say it was any of them,” wrote police.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Linden Street at 2:37 p.m. and arrested Tiana Cardona, 24, homeless, and Ryan Ortiz, 19, of 4 Crestview Drive, Malden, each on a charge of possession of a Class D drug with intent to distribute.

Officers in the Special Response Unit on patrol in the Boston area at just before 3 p.m. saw a man in a car who they knew was the subject of a warrant. The officers pulled the vehicle over and arrested three people inside it: two on warrants and one, Timothy Allain, 34, of 16 Cedar Crest Ave., Salem, on a charge of violating the city’s knife ordinance.



Police received a 4:35 p.m. report of two motorcycles parked on the sidewalk at 50 Harrison Ave. An officer contacted the owners to move the vehicles.

A person on Archer Street reported “someone throwing rocks at house” at 5:08 p.m.


Police conducted a traffic stop at 413 Paradise Road at 12:39 p.m. and arrested Robert Galatis, 34, of 124 Green St., Lynn, on a charge of violating a knife ordinance.

A caller reported a coyote running around in the area of Franklin Avenue at 7:55 p.m. “Party was advised this is normal activity for the animal,” police wrote.



Police responded to a 7:46 p.m. report of a loud explosion in the area of 34 Locust St. but were unable to determine the origin of the noise.


The side window of a vehicle at the Days Inn was broken, according to a 2:40 p.m. report.