, Salem, MA

February 15, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Prospect Street man reported at 2:20 p.m. that he was concerned about his neighbor. “She is a recluse and they haven’t seen her in a while,” police wrote. “Also, her car hasn’t been cleaned off since last storm and her walkway wasn’t shoveled.” Police and firefighters eventually made contact with the woman, who said she was having difficulty ambulating but refused medical attention.


Police were unable to locate a Lexus “with no one inside” that was reported to be in the middle of Tufts Street at 10:27 a.m.

Police responded to a Washington Street address after a woman reported at 11:01 a.m. that “she was in fear of her boyfriend, who keeps coming to the property.” A 61-year-old woman was arrested on a local warrant.

A woman named Louise from Peoria, Ariz., reported at 10:42 p.m. that she’d been speaking on the phone with a friend on Atlantic Avenue when the woman stopped talking. “The phone line remains open but she can just hear breathing on the phone with no verbal communication,” police wrote. An officer wrote later: “Woman had fallen asleep while talking to Louise — she will call her back and let her know what happened.”



Police responded to a 1:46 p.m. report that a woman was shoplifting at the Walgreens on Paradise Road and determined she wasn’t.



The DPW requested police assistance in moving vehicles off of Dane Street at 3:51 p.m., but police wrote: “Road too slippery for the cruiser at this time.”

A woman on Central Street reported at 5:16 p.m. that “a person she knows as Dave” stole money from her purse and then left in a red Ford Escape.


An Eastman Park resident had left a message for the animal control officer that an “unknown woman from Blaney Avenue” had “left a bag of dog poop on his doorstep recently,” according to an 8:54 a.m. log item. The officer told him to file a complaint with police if the harassment continued.

A Northend Street woman reported at 10:46 a.m. that she’d received a scam phone call saying her son had been kidnapped in Lawrence and “they are requesting money.”



A Langdon Street woman reported at 4:29 p.m. that her husband had threatened to blow up the house during an argument over him using the car. Police advised the man against making threats.

Police received an 8:07 p.m. report that a woman’s $1,100 bicycle had been stolen from an unlocked porch on Pearl Street.

An 8:23 p.m. report that a shed’s doors were open brought police to 12 Hanson St. An officer wrote later: “Upon arrival, I observed that the doors in question are for a Dumpster.”

A man reported at 8:57 p.m. that he’d lost his gold ring, possibly while shoveling in front of his business at 180 Essex St.

A 10:28 p.m. report of a mother-daughter domestic dispute on Loring Avenue resulted in the arrest of Lakeisha Sophia Hunt, 35, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, on charges of domestic assault and battery and larceny of property.


A 7:20 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to Pioneer Terrace. Jeffrey Larocque, 43, of 18 Spring St., Gloucester, was arrested on charges of three counts of domestic assault and battery, attempted murder, assault by dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property over $250. An officer said Larocque punched his girlfriend in the face several times, threatened her with a steak knife and — justifying the attempted murder charge — strangled her. The woman was treated at the scene for her injuries.

Police conducted a traffic stop at 227 Highland Ave. about 8:30 a.m. and arrested William J. Rivera, 29, of 42 Welch Ave., Manchester, N.H., on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating an uninsured vehicle.

An officer responded to Aurora Lane after somebody reported at 12:10 p.m. that somebody else had dumped “what appears to be an old medicine cabinet” at the end of the street. When the person who found it moved the item, “an old prescription for eye drops fell out,” police wrote. “An attempt will be made to contact the owner of the drops to see why the cabinet was dumped on Aurora Lane. Case to remain open.”

About 12:45 p.m., an officer arrested Michael P. Smith, 26, of 4 Bertuccio Ave., Salem, on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.



Police received a 10:39 p.m. report that the rear window of a vehicle at 220 Conant St. had been shot out.


An 8:36 a.m. report that two drivers were arguing after an accident brought police to 11 Porter St. There were no injuries.