, Salem, MA

March 27, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Salem


An officer gave a motorist a verbal warning on Essex Street at 5:41 p.m. for having “excessive tint” on the car windows.

A Salem State University police officer reported finding a “highly intoxicated” male on the college property on Loring Avenue at 9:55 p.m. The male was placed into protective custody.

Police received a call about a man asleep behind the wheel of a black Ford pickup truck at the intersection of Essex and Washington streets at 11:15 p.m. Officers said they spoke with the driver, and when he exited the truck, it was “immediately obvious” he was extremely intoxicated. They said his speech was slurred, he couldn’t stand on his own, and he smelled of alcohol. The pickup truck was parked without the engine running, and the man was not injured. He was placed in protective custody and later issued a parking ticket for blocking a fire hydrant with his truck.


Police responded to a report of a male yelling in a Lafayette Street apartment on 1:50 a.m. The man told officers he was yelling at his TV and said he would go to bed for the night after he was advised to keep his voice down.

A female reported at 10:06 a.m. that she parked her van on Washington Street the night before and when she came out to her vehicle the next morning, she discovered the right rear tire was slashed. There were no witnesses, but she suspected her estranged husband was responsible.

A female came into the station at 10:29 a.m. to report her husband’s identity was stolen. She said she received a call on March 21 from her bank, asking if she had moved to a new address in Rhode Island. A few days later, she received a new credit card by mail, which she never ordered and promptly canceled. She then received two calls from a female asking for personal information and her credit card passwords. The woman didn’t provide any information and called her bank. A credit report showed several credit inquiries from sources the couple didn’t authorize or request.

Police were called to The Clipper Ship on Bridge Street at 11:51 a.m. on a report of a man refusing to leave after checkout. Officers said the man was heavily intoxicated and placed in protective custody. Roy A. Muckle, 47, of 56 Margin St., Salem, was then subsequently arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Lynn District Court for defrauding an innkeeper.

Carla P. Alves, 39, of 61 Dunlap St., Salem, was arrested at 12:16 p.m. following a report of a shoplifter at The Family Dollar on Canal Street. She was charged with two counts of shoplifting by concealing merchandise (third offense) and on a default warrant from Peabody District Court.

Craig C. Piper, 47, of 5 Cleveland Road, Salem, was arrested at his home following a domestic incident reported at 1:19 p.m. He was charged with domestic assault and making threats to kill.

A man came to the station to report someone stole a spare tire out of the back of his truck the night before. He said the truck was parked in front of his home on Federal Street and the tire was actually old and useless, but he still wanted to report the theft anyway.

A female caller reported at 4:07 p.m. that an apartment on Proctor Street was vandalized sometime overnight.



Police arrested Rick C. Ferreira, 43, of 12 Northend St. #2, Peabody, after a motor vehicle stop on Washington Street at 2:38 p.m. Ferreira was charged on an outstanding warrant from Lawrence District Court for failure to attend jury duty.

A 53-year-old Nahant woman was transported to Salem Hospital after a two-vehicle accident at the corner of Sparrow Lane and Central Street at 3:22 p.m. Both vehicles were towed.

A resident at a Shamrock Street apartment reported at 4:26 p.m. that someone broke into his home sometime after 6:30 a.m. Police said pry marks were visible on the front door.

An anonymous caller reported at 5:52 p.m. that there was a vehicle wrapped in Saran wrap outside Hannaford Supermarket on Lowell Street with “inappropriate language” written on the plastic. Police said it was a birthday prank and advised the owner of the vehicle.

A male at a Norris Brook Lane home was transported to Mass. General Hospital at 6:38 p.m. with an abdominal puncture wound.

Police assisted state troopers with apprehending a 40-year-old man at Newbury Street Inn (formerly Mario’s Motor Inn) on Route 1 at 7:43 p.m. The man was wanted as a rape suspect in Woburn and arrested by state police. He was transported to the Woburn Police Department.

Edward J. Cloutman Jr., 53, of 69 Winona St., Peabody, was arrested after a motor vehicle stop on Aderene Road at 8:46 p.m. He was charged with driving with a suspended license and speeding.


A caller reported there was a man in black pants and a black shirt walking down the street in the area of Main Street and Littles Lane at 11:03 a.m. She said he was screaming and holding a bat and had either a weapon or a bat in his backpack. Police checked the area but didn’t find anyone.

A caller reported there was a brush fire on Foster Street near the railroad tracks at 11:35 a.m.



Police received a report of a person under the influence of narcotics on River Street near the River House Shelter at 9:45 p.m. An officer said the person refused transport to a hospital and was in possession of heroin. A court summons will be issued.


Police responded at 11:19 a.m. to a report of a past break-in at a Rantoul Street address in the 200 block. Copper pipe was stolen.

An officer responded to a report of a past break-in at a Boyles Street home at 10:16 p.m.


Officers responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Rantoul Street at 1:28 p.m. They said two females were arguing after one woman parked her car too close to the other vehicle, causing the bumpers to touch. No damage was observed on either car.



Anamaria Fernandez, 61, of 1 Palmer Ave., Salem, was arrested following a report of two female shoplifters at Savers on Endicott Street at 7:48 p.m. She was charged with shoplifting by asportation.


A resident walked into the station at 1:47 p.m. to report receiving a letter stating the person’s dead mother had won $1.1 million, and she should be in touch by April 10. The letter included an 800 number to call and a return address in Florida.



A female came to the station at 2:54 p.m. to report a theft from her vehicle at the corner of Blaney Street and Thorndike Terrace.

A caller reported there was a young child out on a roof at a Redington Street home at 3:21 p.m.

Walker Road was blocked off after police received numerous calls of a water main break at 8:55 p.m. Public Works was notified.