, Salem, MA

June 11, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A May Street woman reported at 12:48 p.m. that she had received a scam phone call from a man asking for money and claiming to be “in trouble in Cancun.” Police wrote: “Caller said she does not have a grandson old enough to be in Cancun.”

Police received a 1:50 p.m. report that youths had thrown a rock “or something like that” at a passing car at Atlantic Avenue and Gerry Street. An officer determined no damage had been done.

Somebody dumped beer cans at the end of Auburndale Road, according to a 2:26 p.m. report. Police wrote that a resident requested extra patrols of the area. “She has picked up the mess,” wrote an officer.

Police received an 8:04 p.m. report that a white SUV was “all over the road” at Atlantic Avenue and Greystone Road. “Person was eating while driving,” an officer wrote later.


The Fire Department extinguished a basement fire on Atlantic Avenue, according to a 1:44 a.m. log item.

Police received a 1:51 a.m. report of a burst water pipe from a Cliff Street woman. An officer wrote: “Caller reports that she is holding the pipe up. Caller was hysterical.” An officer determined the leak was in a sump pump hose and fixed the problem, according to the log.

A vehicle crashed into a pole on Lafayette Street, according to a 10:22 a.m. report. There were no reports of injuries.

A Pleasant Street caller reported at 3:42 p.m. that a group of three people were in the apartment across the hall “making noise, yelling, drinking beer and a strange odor in the hallways,” police wrote. An officer told the three to quiet down.



A $100 lawn mower was stolen from 87 Fairview Ave., according to a 2:05 p.m. report.


Police received a 5:32 a.m. report that a customer was refusing to leave the bathroom at the Sunoco on Newbury Street.

A Lynnfield Street man reported at 7:28 p.m. that an unknown person had been “depositing items into his trash” every Monday between 6:45 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.

Police received an 8:29 a.m. report from a Margin Street man who said two tires on his vehicle and one tire on his motorcycle had been slashed.

A washing machine and an air conditioner were stolen from the Holiday Inn on Newbury Street, according to a 9:56 a.m. report.

A battery was stolen from a vehicle at 1100 Salem St., according to a 12:29 p.m. report.

A female was transported to her Endicott Street residence after a 12:59 p.m. report that she “appeared intoxicated and may be undressing” outside the Trackside Bar & Grill on Warren Street.



A loud noise akin to a gunshot was reported on Forest Avenue at 12:59 a.m. Police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.

An officer retrieved two hypodermic needles from nearby the ATM at the Walgreens on Paradise Road, according to a 9:42 a.m. log item.



A 6:53 p.m. report of domestic assault brought police to 56 River St. Subsequently arrested was Robert Noble, 41, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness and four counts of being a fugitive from justice.

Police received an 8:30 p.m. report of a stolen purse at 224 Elliott St. Police wrote later: “Purse not stolen. Just placed in wrong cart.”


A Rantoul Street woman reported at 3:44 p.m. that her “irate” downstairs neighbor had confronted her about “rain and dirt getting onto his porch below.” Police wrote: “The dirt is from a flower pot.”

A 5:59 p.m. report of suspicious activity brought police to 44 Park St. Subsequently arrested was Jessica Coats, 33, of 56 Webb St., Salem, on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Police received a 6:27 p.m. report from a woman who said her young daughter had been approached by a male wearing a Patriots shirt inside the Dunkin’ Donuts at 112 Elliott St. The man asked the girl “if her parents were around” and if “she was alone,” according to the log. An officer was unable to locate the man.


A 10:46 p.m. report of a loud house party brought police to 24 Franklin St. Police wrote later that six adults in an “inflatable moon bounce” had been asked to quiet down.



A bicyclist was transported to Salem Hospital with injuries to his ribs and back after being struck by a motor vehicle at 226 North St., according to a 10:58 a.m. log item.

A suspicious man was “acting strangely” at the Leggs Hill YMCA pool during family time, according to a 6:13 p.m. report. “While the party was in the shallow end of the pool a condom fell out of his pocket,” wrote police. “The ... reporting party engaged in conversation with him and he became irritated ... the male party then stated he was on the board of directors and continued on a strange conversation and then left the area on a bicycle.” Police were unable to locate him.

Police responded to an 8:34 p.m. report of a disturbance in the park at Palmer and Prince streets and subsequently arrested Laurancia Exilhomme, 26, of 44 Park St., Salem, on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of assault and battery. She was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.


A car struck a building at 12 Pope St., according to a 1:20 a.m. report. No injuries were reported, and the woman driving the vehicle at the time will be summonsed on charges of operating an unregistered vehicle and negligent operation so as to endanger, according to the log.

Police and the Fire Department responded to the Swampscott Road transfer station after a 3:10 a.m. report of a fire. The inbound lane of Swampscott Road was closed by police while firefighters extinguished the blaze. A firefighter said the blaze was confined to a trailer full of trash and did not extend to any building. Crews were on scene until about 9 a.m. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

An officer retrieved six hypodermic needles from the bushes in front of 1000 Loring Ave., according to a 9:59 a.m. log item.

Police received a 2:40 p.m. report that somebody had climbed onto the roof of the attendant’s shack at 24 Kernwood St. and turned the security cameras the wrong way. The person might have been caught on surveillance footage, according to the log.

Plants of various shapes and sizes were reported stolen from a woman’s backyard at 6 Daniel St. at 3:05 p.m. The woman’s neighbor reported seeing two males with landscaping shirts in the yard that morning.



A 12:27 a.m. report of a car all over the road on Endicott Street resulted in the arrest of Charles Rehal, 61, of 28 Holten St., Danvers, on charges of drunken driving, driving to endanger and a marked lanes violation.

A 4:33 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Kohl’s on Independence Way led to the arrest of Mariah Almeida, 21, of 77 High St., Gloucester, on a charge of shoplifting.



Police received a 1:39 a.m. report of an alarm at the China Villa restaurant, 239 Maple St., and determined the business had been broken into. An officer said police also learned around that time that three youths had gone missing from the CAB adolescent program on Middleton Road in Danvers. Later in the day, at 1:30 p.m., police went to that location and arrested three people — Andrew See, 17, of Hubbardston; Emmet Leahey, 17, of Marblehead; and a 15-year-old male — each on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony and destruction of property over $250.