, Salem, MA

March 12, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Swampscott


Police received two calls regarding solicitors at Humphrey Street and Orchard Circle about 5:03 p.m. “One believed to be under the influence, selling roofing service,” wrote police. “No vehicle, no name tags, no registration with town.” An officer subsequently determined the two had actually checked in at the station earlier.

Police responded to 40 Hillside Ave. after a 5:16 p.m. report that two men had been reclining in a parked black sedan with the windows cracked for 20 minutes. Police wrote later: “Vehicle pulled away from curb as officer arrived.”


A 37-year-old woman was transported from a Palmer Avenue address to Salem Hospital after a 12:17 p.m. report that she had fainted and “does not feel well.”

Police were unable to locate an elderly woman who was reported to be dressed all in black and walking on Paradise Road “near the flow of traffic” at 6:10 p.m.


An alarm brought police to 45 Lincoln Circle at 12:05 a.m. “Made contact with homeowner; they didn’t how alarm tripped,” police wrote later.


An intoxicated woman in the vicinity of Vinnin Liquors on Paradise Road called 911 about 8 p.m. to ask for a ride home, according to the log. “Incredibly vulgar with operator,” police wrote. “Subject given ride to 67 Eastern Ave., Lynn.”



A passing motorist reported at 3:47 p.m. that she believed a man at Wallis and Elm streets “may have been struck by a motor vehicle.” Police wrote: “She did not see the incident but stated that the male was shaking his cane at a vehicle leaving the area ... it appeared that the male was bleeding from his hand and was covered in mud on half his body.” An officer later determined the 83-year-old man was intoxicated and wrote that he was going to take a taxi home.

Police responded to the Extended Stay America on Jubilee Drive after a 9:32 p.m. report that the manager needed assistance removing two people who were “throwing kitchenware at each other.”


A Washington Street woman reported at 9:14 a.m. that she believed her ex-husband had accessed her Facebook account.



An Arthur Avenue woman called police at 4:47 p.m. “about someone calling her phone and letting it ring once or twice and then hanging up before she can answer the phone. She spoke with an officer yesterday, and he explained there was nothing we could do, and she doesn’t like that answer and wants to speak with the detective.”

A Beacon Street woman reported at 8:43 p.m. that she had received three prank calls on her cellphone and that when she answered the last one someone yelled, “You hit my car!” Police wrote: “She didn’t get who the person was since they were just yelling, but she said she hasn’t hit anyone, and she didn’t know who was calling her.”



Police responded to a 5:29 p.m. report of an “animal bite” at 25 Dow St. and determined it was actually a “squirrel scratch.”

A 6:39 p.m. report of loud yelling brought police to 304 Broughton Drive. Police wrote later: “Mental health issue. Party take away by mother prior to arrival.”


Police responded to a 2:23 a.m. report that a suspicious man was outside a building on Enon Street. Police wrote later: “Party was sent on his way. He is visiting daughter and couldn’t sleep, so he went for a drive and parked in lot to listen to the radio and smoke a cigarette.”

Police received multiple “harassing” phone calls from an unknown female caller with a Spanish accent, according to a 2:27 p.m. log item. “Multiple calls interfered with dispatch of several units to a burglary,” police wrote.



Police received a 1:08 a.m. report of an accident at Anna Drive and Dayton Street and subsequently arrested Scott Stordy, 44, of 96 Liberty St., Middleton, on a charge of drunken driving, second offense.

About 11 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Endicott Street and subsequently arrested Jorge Aurich, 30, of 5 Esquire Circle, Peabody, on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

An officer was unable to locate anything amiss after a 2:35 p.m. report that a man with a firearm was near Gould and Park streets.



Police were unable to locate a suspicious male who was reported to have entered a restroom at 160 Essex St. at 5:13 p.m.

A man reported at 6:51 p.m. that his $500 laptop had been stolen from his vehicle after he left it unlocked and running while he went into Petsmart at 10 Traders Way about 12 p.m.


Police responded to 3 Connors Road after a 6:44 a.m. report that somebody was standing in the middle of the road, but they were unable locate anybody doing so.

A woman at 4 Northey St. reported at 6:52 a.m. that her 13-year-old daughter had apparently run away at some point overnight. Police wrote later: “While looking in the girl’s room, she was found hiding under her bed.”

A 2:32 p.m. report of an unwanted male brought police to the entrance to Salem Harbor Station at 24 Fort Ave., where they determined he’d “walked into the guard shack ... and began to complain about how the plant spoils the view of the harbor.” An officer located the man on Fort Avenue and served him a no-trespass order for the property.