, Salem, MA

March 3, 2014


The Salem News

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Police responded at 10:18 a.m. to a report of an elderly person who hadn’t eaten in days.

A slow-moving station wagon had a woman on Rockcliff Road worried that it was her stalker. Police were notified at 8:03 p.m. but were unable to locate the vehicle.


The report at 9:48 a.m. of a confused woman on Naugus Avenue led to police bringing her to the station and contacting her husband in Salem. He confirmed that she has dementia and “she wanders.” But he explained further, “She usually just walks to Forest River and then back home.” He agreed to pick her up.

Complaining that her son was “throwing things around the house,” according to the log at 7:27 p.m., a woman called police and asked that he be removed. But he was gone before officers arrived. Officers said, “if anyone sees him to just state he is not welcome in the home.”



Jason Leon Gachignard, 29, 27 Astor St., Lynn, was arrested, as logged at 10:14 p.m., by Patrolmen Deni Gaito and Thomas Pelletier at New Derby St. on a charge of shoplifting. The officers were part of the Special Response Unit. According to the log, “While on foot patrol, these officers ... observed a party known to them. ... These officers know Mr. Gachignard as a shoplifter and drug user.” Investigating further, they made an arrest. The suspect had been convicted previously of shoplifting, according to police.


A woman complained at 8:21 a.m. that her car, parked in the rear of a Washington Street address, had been vandalized: the rear tire flattened, an offensive word keyed into the driver’s door, and some gas appeared to have been siphoned out.

Police investigated a “past indecent assault and battery” on a person 14 or over on Congress Street, according to the log at 11:03 a.m.

The voice was male and strange, a woman on Palmer Street told police at 12:16 p.m., but his message was chilling. He said “he was being paid $700 to kill her.” And that “if she gave him $1,500, he would not kill her.” He said he was in New York but coming to Boston. The woman told police she was not having problems with anyone. She gave them the caller’s number, and police used it, hearing a message from a Spanish male. The woman was told to contact police if she receives more calls.

Police were looking for a car with a shattered rear window after a man complained at 1:55 p.m. that he was walking at the Willows when another man, wearing a veterans cap, drove up and after some small talk asked for oral sex. “The victim walked away and picked up a rock and threw it at the motor vehicle as he was driving off,” according to the log. He wasn’t certain if he’d hit it.

Maybe it was her ex, a woman on Essex Street told police at 3:06 p.m., after her laptop went missing in the course of breaking up their apartment. “She didn’t want to accuse (him) but wanted it on record ... since he may try and sell it somewhere,” according to the log. “She states he is a druggie.”

The report at 4:26 p.m. of a dead animal in the North River canal turned out to be a lawn ornament.

A woman on Herbert Street was said to be drunken and out of control. When police arrived she was asleep on the couch. But after officers awakened her, she threw a glass of red wine in the face of one of them. She will be summonsed to court on a charge of assault and battery, according to the log at 9:13 p.m.


A driver on Highland Avenue reported a hit and run at 4:05 a.m., with the culprit being a deer that ran into the side of a truck.

This can’t be hard to find. Taken right off company property on Grove Street was a 2000 Ford truck with Harmony Grove Cemetery written right on it. Attached is a plow.

Kyle Jean Hairston, 18, 43 Roslyn St., Salem and Jose Javier Rodriquez, 25, no address, were both arrested, as logged at 12:09 p.m., by Patrolman John Burke and Sgt. Robert Lubas and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Police report a road-rage incident.

Driving on Boston Street, a woman reported to police at 2:28 p.m. that she believes her car was struck by six to nine BBs from a BB gun. Police could find no evidence confirming this, not even damage to the vehicle.



Stephen Mounsey, 26, 56 Webb St., Salem, was arrested, as logged at 6:47 p.m., by officer Robert Hines at Locust and Poplar streets on charges of drunken driving, not taking care in starting and stopping, driving with an invalid registration and an uninsured trailer.


Andrew Murley, 27, 9 Chestnut St., Beverly, was arrested, as logged at 2:42 a.m., on Elliott Street by officer Dana Hagan on charges of speeding and driving with suspended license.



Michelle Rosas, 19, 16 Euclid Road, Lynn, was arrested, as logged at 2:28 p.m., at JC Penney at Northshore Mall on charges of shoplifting and receiving stolen property. In the same incident, Francelis DeLarosa, 18, 36 Timson St., Lynn, was charged with shoplifting and three counts of receiving stolen property. Both were arrested by officer D. J. Murphy.