, Salem, MA

May 17, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Flint Street woman reported at 8:35 a.m. that there was $1,700 missing from her safe and she believed her son was responsible. “She said every time she tries to help him it is a dead end ... said she called him last night and he answered and she told him to never come to the house again,” wrote police.

An Evans Road woman reported at 10:08 p.m. that a man she had an abuse prevention order against was drinking and playing music nearby. “She wants us to come by and ask him to turn down the music and she also fears that he will become more aggressive as the night goes on,” wrote police. An officer reported that there was no loud music upon his arrival and that the man did not seem intoxicated. The man called police later himself — to report that the woman was “kicking his door and yelling at him and he is just trying to sit in his man cave.”



A Winona Street woman reported at 2:34 p.m. that her neighbor had left “used cigarettes” in her mailbox.

Police received a 6:16 p.m. report that a male was throwing things against the window of the Brothers Kouzina restaurant at 25 Newbury St. An officer found the male and determined, “It appeared to be a family dispute. There was no damage to the building or windows.”

An officer located a safe in the roadway near 50 Farm Ave., according to a 6:51 p.m. report.

Police received a 9:03 p.m. report that a female was screaming for help behind the Welch School on Swampscott Avenue. Police located females there and determined “they were just playing.”


Police received a 3:09 a.m. report that youths were “causing a traffic hazard” by sitting on the curb at 373 Lowell St. with their legs in the roadway, but an officer was unable to locate them.

A vehicle on Tremont Street was broken into and a passport stolen, according to a 7:50 a.m. report.

Loose change was stolen from a vehicle at 28 Harris St., according to a 9:20 a.m. report.

The animal control officer was going to transport a baby opossum to the Danvers Animal Hospital after a 9:58 a.m. report that a woman had struck and killed a female opossum at 56 Northend St.

Police received an 11:01 a.m. report of a man screaming in the mobile home park at 286 Newbury St. Police determined the man was having a “heated” phone conversation.

A caller reported at 11:31 a.m. that there were two men — wearing gloves and all black clothing — running down May Street with “multiple items.” Police were unable to locate the two men, although they did arrest a 24-year-old local man on a warrant while they were checking the area.



Police responded to a 7:37 p.m. report of a break-in at 30 Wellman St. — “with suspect still on site” — and arrested Raymond Garland Jr., 21, homeless, on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, larceny over $250 and destruction of property.


Cross Lane was blocked off around noon while the Fire Department extinguished a fire in the woods, according to the log. Police were on scene for about two hours.

A 2:56 p.m. report that a bicyclist had been hit by a car brought police to Rantoul and Creek streets, but they were unable to locate the accident.



A caller reported at 11:03 a.m. that a suspicious man had been in the same spot at Atlantic Avenue and Humphrey Street for 30 minutes “watching houses.”

Police fielded an 8:04 p.m. report of screaming in the area of 125 Eastman Ave., but police didn’t report finding anything suspicious in the area.


The animal control officer was notified after a 7:30 a.m. report of an injured bat on Burke Drive.

Police received a 6:41 p.m. report that a group of men were “throwing large objects to exercise” in Abbot Park on Paradise Road, “creating a hazard to small children.”



A delivery driver for Mandee’s Pizza reported at 6:34 p.m. that a man had approached him while he was making a delivery on Barr Street and “made some inappropriate comments about meeting him later that night.” Police spoke to the man, who denied making the comments.

A woman went to the station at 8:18 p.m. to request assistance “with an animal hospital for the kitten that was stepped on accidentally,” according to the log.


An Orchard Street woman reported at 10:31 a.m. that she had advertised a couch on Craigslist for $200 and a man living in London had contacted her to buy it. Police wrote that, rather the sending the woman the money, the London man had sent her two money orders for $975 each and requested that she deposit them, deduct her share, and then send him the remainder. She realized it was a scam and refused, according to the log.

Police received a 12:29 p.m. report of a man sleeping at the post office on Margin Street and found one man sleeping on a bench. He was advised to leave the area. An officer found another man “soundly sleeping” on the lawn in front of the post office with his hands inside a container of food “which he also had spilled on his person.” Police wrote that the man said he had a “situation” when asked if he had been drinking. He was taken into protective custody.

Police received a 1:33 p.m. report that nail polish had been thrown on a car at 41 Flint St.

At 2:35 p.m., an officer at 19 Aborn St. arrested Alexis Montero, 22, of 13 Caller St., Peabody, on charges of two counts of distribution of a class B substance, an officer said.



Police received a 5:14 p.m. report that youths might be spray painting near 63 High St., but an officer was unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.


Police received a 1:40 p.m. report that there was a jar of money in a drain at 200 North St.