, Salem, MA

November 10, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Camille Terrace resident reported at 8:02 a.m. that a youth aged 12 to 14 had been shooting birds in the area over the past couple of weeks.

Police received a 2:49 p.m. report that a Pitman Road resident’s neighbor had been pulling up survey stakes.

A motor vehicle struck a fence on Ocean Avenue, according to a 3:11 p.m. report. The vehicle was towed and no injuries were reported.

Police received a 4:34 p.m. report from a postal employee that a Subaru had struck a tree on West Shore Drive. Police determined the brake hadn’t been set and the car had rolled into the tree.

A caller reported to police at 9:22 p.m. that he had seen “what he believed to be a drug transaction” in a parking lot on Atlantic Avenue.


A Nissan Murano on Cleveland Road was burglarized, according to a 7:04 a.m. report. Police determined the car’s window had been smashed.



A dog was howling outside of 30 Old Planters Road, according to an 8:31 p.m. report. Police wrote later that the dog had been brought inside.

A 10:54 p.m. report of adults arguing loudly brought police to 50 Broadway St., where they determined the noise was actually from a birthday party.


A 1 a.m. report of an unresponsive taxi driver brought police to 143 Brimbal Ave., where they determined the driver was just sleeping.

A 53-year-old man was struck by a Ford Ranger near the Bowl-O-Mat on River Street at just before 5 p.m. and was subsequently transported to Beverly Hospital with minor injuries. An officer said the woman driving the Ranger was cited at the scene for not wearing her glasses but that her not doing so did not necessarily contribute to the accident.



Police responded to a 2:28 p.m. report that a man at 54 Granite St. wanted his girlfriend removed from the house and subsequently arrested Charles W. Mason, 53, of 54 Granite St., Peabody, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

A window of the Tedeschi at 115 Main St. was smashed, according to a 3:34 p.m. report.

Police received a 5:02 p.m. report that a house on Jacobs Street had been burglarized.

A Summit Terrace woman reported at 6:55 p.m. that she had found a yellow envelope hanging from her front door with a yellow note instructing her to call Bank of America. “When she called that number it requested her account number or social security number,” wrote police. Bank of America subsequently informed her that this was fraudulent activity and they had not left the envelope.

A leopard-print pocketbook was stolen from a motor vehicle parked at the West Congregational Church at 27 Johnson St., according to a 9:31 p.m. report.

Somebody smashed a window on a motor vehicle parked at 106 Main St. and stole a diaper bag worth $30, according to a 10:29 p.m. report.


Police called back a Perkins Street residence after a 911 hangup at 9:23 a.m. and heard a man yelling in the background and “a dish sounded like it had just been broken.” Police wrote: “A female stated that the number was dialed in error by a child.” An officer determined that there had been a verbal dispute at the address.



A 9:52 p.m. report of threats brought police to 282 Washington St., where they arrested Whester Canela, 25, of 50 Warren St., Peabody, on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 and intimidation of a witness.


A deer was reported to be in the median at Highland Avenue and Swampscott Road at 1:02 a.m., but police were unable to locate it.

Police responded to a 2:41 a.m. report of a “group of a kids about to fight” at 6 Gallows Hill Road and determined that there was no fight — the youths had locked their keys inside a car.

A man was “lifting car handles” on Sewall Street at 10:32 a.m., according to a report. Police were unable to locate him.

Police received a 2:20 p.m. report that two flat-screened televisions had been stolen from the Boys and Girls Club at 13 Hawthorne Boulevard.

A Washington Street man reported to police at 2:41 p.m. that his sister-in-law had been driving by his apartment and yelling things like “crackhead” at him. “This has been going on for the past couple of months,” wrote police. The man said his sister-in-law was doing it because she had been charged with assaulting him in July.

Police were dispatched to the train station at 242 Bridge St. after a 3:49 p.m. report of a party that appeared to be in distress and subsequently arrested Keaton Heckman, 23, homeless, on a charge of illegal possession of a class A substance.



Seventeen vehicles at Ira Toyota on Andover Street sustained suspicious dents to their fenders, according to a 3:40 p.m. report. There were no suspects.


A two-vehicle accident brought police to Maple and Nichols streets at 6:46 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Police received a 2:46 p.m. report of breaking and entering at a residence on Collins Street.