, Salem, MA

March 13, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Swampscott


The school resource officer at the Middle School reported a student had a knife in a backpack. The officer made a separate report of threats at the school.

An employee at Stop & Shop on Paradise Road reported at 1:21 p.m. that he was being harassed by a customer.

Police checked out a reportedly dangerous sidewalk in front of a store on Humphrey Street where a woman had fallen.

A 92-year-old woman fell at a residence on Edgehill Road at 5:52 p.m. An ambulance and firefighters responded.



A Charlotte Road resident called police at 8:47 a.m. to report that the Internal Revenue Service had contacted him to report that someone was using his Social Security number.

A Manataug Trail resident reported that in November she lost a platinum ring with a diamond in the center.

A resident came to the station at 7:36 p.m. to report a possible scam. She said her car was struck by another vehicle in Salem in a minor accident at Washington and Canal streets. She told police the male driver demanded $500 and, when she refused, asked for $50. When she refused again, she said the man reduced it to $20, which she paid. The woman said she gave him the money, her name and address. She filed a report with Salem police, who advised her to report the incident to Marblehead police.


A report came in at 3:07 a.m. of a young man in a “hoodie” and jeans walking in Marblehead Neck. The man told police he was coming from a friend’s house but wouldn’t give the family’s name. He told police he was walking on foot to South Boston. Police followed him as he walked “briskly” across the Causeway. Police later determined the youth had been in a fight with another young man and would be staying overnight at a house in Marblehead.



Police went to a home on Lowell Street at 2:15 p.m. to check on a student who had not been at school for three days. Police said there was no car in the driveway and nobody home. The truant officer will be notified, police said.

A resident of Prospect Street called at 2:37 p.m. to complain about deer “living” in the neighborhood. She was advised to contact state wildlife officials.

Police went to a home on Forest Street on a report of an unruly teenager. The 17-year-old, who was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property, will be summonsed to court.

A 57-year-old Stoneham man will be summonsed to court on a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle following a 5:06 p.m. motor vehicle accident with injuries on Jubilee Drive.

Janelle Cordy, 44, of 46 Adams Ave., Lynn, was arrested at 5:58 p.m. on Roosevelt Avenue on a charge of driving with a suspended license. A 23-year-old Lynn woman will be summonsed to court on charges of allowing improper operation of a motor vehicle and not having a current inspection sticker.

A resident of Mobile Estates on Route 1 said she came home at 6:56 p.m. to find three people had broken into her home. She told police they were in a nearby park. The incident is under investigation.



Police on patrol in Pickering Wharf at 1:12 a.m. noticed what looked like a flame in the window of Capt.’s Waterfront restaurant. On closer inspection, they realized it was a gas fireplace that had been left on after closing. Firefighters turned it off without incident.

A man and woman contacted police at 11:12 a.m. to say they found ammunition while cleaning under the backseat of a car that belonged to the man’s mother. The man said his mother bought the car about a year ago but had never checked under the backseat. Police took possession of 42 rounds and two empty casings of .22-caliber ammunition that appeared old and discolored.

While accompanying a sheriff’s deputy attempting to turn off the gas at a High Street residence, police spotted a man with outstanding warrants and arrested him. Shane Davis, Jr., 20, of 13 High St., was booked on default warrants on charges of assault and battery and destruction of property.

A report came in at 1:59 p.m. that the Kernwood Bridge was stuck in the open position.



A woman contacted police at 4:15 p.m. to say that she received a threatening email at work from a man she did not know named Muhammad Yunus Jinnah.


A man was reported sleeping in a cemetery at 11:29 a.m. at Hale and Lothrop streets. The man was sent on his way.

A leaf blower was reported stolen at 12:54 p.m. from Bow Street.

Someone left cinder blocks, a wooden pallet and a traffic cone blocking a parking space at Pond and Chapman streets.

Police went to a Cabot Street residence at 3:46 p.m. where two men made harassment allegations against each other. Police said none of the activity was criminal and advised them to seek complaints in court.

A handgun was found under the hood of a motor vehicle at 5:12 p.m. on Rantoul Street. Police are investigating.



A motor vehicle accident that caused personal injury was reported at 9:21 a.m. on High Street.

Colin Lawler, 29, of 14 Colburn St., Gloucester, was arrested at 2:21 p.m. at Wal-Mart on Brooksby Village Drive on a charge of shoplifting.