, Salem, MA

December 27, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 8:07 a.m. report that somebody had put a “Post Office sticker with swastika drawn on it” on a light pole at the high school on Humphrey Street. “Assistant principal stated she has reviewed the camera footage,” police wrote. “She will get back to us with any photographs as needed.”

Police were unable to locate a male who was reported to be “running up the street singing and yelling” at Neptune and Bayview roads about 8:30 a.m.

A Lafayette Street woman reported at 2:32 p.m. that her 14-year-old daughter was “communicating on the Internet with an unknown person from a chat room.”


A woman on Washington Street reported at 1:19 p.m. that somebody had parked “directly against her bumper, and she cannot get out of the spot.”


A 6-year-old girl was transported to a hospital from somewhere on Humphrey Street after a 1:12 p.m. report that she’d sustained an allergic reaction to peanuts.



A 10:20 p.m. report that a suspicious person was in a shed brought police to 14 Wheatland St. Police wrote: “Party no longer resides at that address and was moved along.”


Police responded to 15 Lynde St. after a 9:18 a.m. report that somebody had attempted to pour sugar into a vehicle’s gas tank. An officer wrote: “I observed a large amount of what appeared to be sugar in and around the MV gas fill neck.”

Police received a 12 p.m. report that a Dow Street woman was being harassed by the maid she had recently fired. “Both were advised not to call or text each other and to stay away from each other,” police wrote.

A 2:31 p.m. report of a landlord-tenant dispute brought police to 14 Cherry St., where a woman said her landlord had threatened to evict her because she had reported a gas leak. The Fire Department had advised the landlord that he had five days to repair a furnace, she said. “She was advised that she made the right phone calls and that the landlord couldn’t evict her without cause,” police wrote. “She was advised that if the landlord doesn’t make the proper repairs to call the health and the Fire Department again.”



Police received a 3:02 p.m. report that fireworks were coming from the vicinity of 5 Franklin St. “They were spoken to, and the display has concluded,” police wrote later.

A Cashman Road man reported at 7:27 p.m. that he “wanted his three daughters to leave.” Police wrote later: “They left without incident.”


Police received a 1:11 a.m. report of an erratic operator at Tremont and Wallis streets but later determined that the driver had been “having difficulty seeing” because the person who reported him had his high beams on.

A Magnolia Way man reported at 10:15 a.m. that his ex-wife had accessed his account.



Police received an 11:49 p.m. report that a vehicle at TGI Fridays at 49 Newbury St. had been broken into.



Police responded to 62 Glidden St. after a 9:21 p.m. report of a disturbance and determined it was part of a “long-standing neighbor dispute.” Police wrote that the man who called said he had heard his neighbor’s friends mention the word “shotgun” while outside. The neighbor said his daughter had been walking to her car when one of her friends stated, “I have shotgun” — “As in he wanted the front seat,” police wrote.


A 7:46 p.m. report that people were fighting at 5 Ashton St. resulted in the arrest of Ralph F. Ozual, 25, of 572 Walnut St., Lynn, on a charge of disturbing the peace. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.


About 11 a.m., police arrested Nicholas Digiovanni, 48, of 315 Rantoul St., Beverly, on charges of domestic assault and threatening to commit a crime.

A 6:58 p.m. report of a disturbance resulted in the arrest of Andrew J. Pritchard, 42, of 342 Old Essex Road, Beverly, on a charge of assault and battery.