, Salem, MA

March 15, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


Police received a 4:30 p.m. report that somebody in a vehicle was taking pictures of the house at 8 Woodland Ave.

A 6:19 p.m. report that a vehicle was “catching fire” brought police and firefighters to 8 Dodge St. “No fire,” police wrote later. “Starter fluid burned off while engine running.”

An 11:50 p.m. report of an accident brought police to 36 Lothrop St. Subsequently arrested was Matthew Charles Gibbons, 30, of 10 Adeline Road, Beverly, on a charge of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation. No injuries were reported.


One person was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries following a 4:30 a.m. report of a rollover accident on Hull Street.

A Blaine Avenue man contacted police to “again discuss missing rent money from one year ago,” according to a 10:48 p.m. log item. Police wrote that the man’s neighbors had said he “has mental issues and makes frequent wild accusations/allegations.”

An officer spoke with a motorist after seeing him go through a stop sign at Cabot and Roundy streets about 11:30 a.m., according to the log. The man said he’d driven the road “1,000 times,” according to the log. “When I inquired if he had seen the stop sign on his previous 1,000 trips on the roadway, he stated snow ... from his windshield blocked his view of the stop sign.”

A 6:36 p.m. report of a male on the tracks near 10 Park St. resulted in the arrest of Michael A. Waites, 57, of 25 River St., Beverly, on a charge of disorderly conduct.



Police received a 10:02 a.m. report that a man had waved somebody down to say somebody else had attacked him with a knife inside a house on Humphrey Street. Police later determined it was a medical problem, not a disturbance.



A male who said he was having a problems with another male “in regards to their friendship” reported at 8:33 p.m. that he believed something was “going to go down” in a parking lot on Washington Street between 9 and 9:15 p.m. “He stated that earlier this evening, an unknown male party walked into his work ... and stated, ‘You need to stop what you are doing,’” police wrote. “He stated that he is afraid that the male party he is having issues with may have sent people to come after him when he leaves work.” Police didn’t locate anything suspicious.



Police received a 7:23 p.m. report that a window of a vehicle parked at 194 Newbury St. had been smashed and a purse stolen from inside.

A deer was struck by two vehicles in the vicinity of Lowell and Baldwin streets, according to a 7:32 p.m. log item.

An officer was unable to locate a man who was reported to be sleeping on the sidewalk at 13 Wallis St. at 8:35 p.m.

Police received an 11:19 p.m. report that a deer had been “mauled by a coyote” at 495 Lowell St. Police wrote: “DPS called to remove the deceased animal.”


Police responded to Washington Street and Allens Lane after a 1:19 p.m. report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. A 45-year-old man was subsequently transported to Salem Hospital with undisclosed injuries.



Police responded to a 4:10 p.m. report of shoplifting at Market Basket on Highland Avenue and subsequently arrested Anita Gilderubio, 30, of 50 Palmer St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise.


A 2:04 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 4 First St., where they determined a man had been arguing with his girlfriend on the phone.

Police received a 3:12 a.m. report of a “large bang and flash of light” in the vicinity of 12 Winter St. “Checks of area negative, no power disruption nor other sign,” police wrote later.

A man reported at 4:11 a.m. that somebody had stolen three wheels off his vehicle while it was parked at Palmer and Pingree streets.

A woman reported at 12:17 p.m. that she’d lost a $5,600 diamond ring in the parking lot of Target on Highland Avenue. The woman “took the ring off while sitting her vehicle and placed it on her lap,” police wrote. “She then stepped out of the vehicle not realizing the ring was still on her lap.”

A Leach Street woman reported at 1:02 p.m. that her estranged husband was harassing her 15-year-old daughter via social media.

The Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on railroad tracks near Margin Street shortly before 5 p.m., according to radio reports. Firefighters were overheard saying that three or four ties were on fire near a switch.



The Fire Department responded to 140 Echo Ave. after a report of a chimney fire about 4:52 p.m.



Police were unable to locate a female who was reported to be “in traffic” at Beaver Park and Maple Street about 10 a.m.