, Salem, MA

March 28, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A caller reported to police at 6:38 that his twin brother had taken his license and is refusing to return it. The caller said his brother does not have a valid license, and he is concerned that he will go to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to obtain a duplicate. The caller said they also have similar tattoos, but he has a shamrock on his thumb. The man was told to notify the RMV.

A caller reported a large piece of metal hanging from the old Press Box building at 9 Park St. at 9:57 p.m. The caller was concerned that the metal could fall off and hit someone. Police called Windover Construction. Later, the director of customer service went to the building and said it does not pose a problem because it is nailed securely underneath. A crew will deal with it in the morning.

Police were able to get on the train bridge at 62 Pleasant St. at 10:34 p.m. and pull down orange fencing that was causing a road hazard.


Various items of silverware were located under a bush at 20 Washington St. and turned in to police at 9:09 a.m.

Police stood by at 40 Woodland Ave. as the Department of Public Works removed a homeless camp at 11:12 a.m.



Police responded to a report of a tree down in the roadway at Ingersoll Parkway and Ingersoll Street at 5:52 p.m.

A cracked tree was reported on Charter Street at 6:09 p.m.


Police arrested Robert J. Walsh, 44, of 14 Bennington St., Quincy, at Chili’s Grill and Bar at 10 Newbury St. at 1:53 p.m. and charged him with driving with a suspended license and registration.



A hit and run accident was reported at Pleasant and Cross streets at 7:51 a.m. The woman was stopped in traffic turning left from Pleasant on to Vine Street when a white SUV behind her honked, hit her car, then went around her and continued into town. There were a lot of witnesses, but no one got the license plate. The victim’s 2011 Ford Focus SE was not damaged.

Police and firefighters responded to a report of a mulch fire in the area of Intrepid Circle. Firefighters used tank water to douse it at 6:41 p.m.



A vehicle struck the menu sign at the Sonic Drive-In at 55 Newbury St. at 2:29 p.m.

G2 Salon at 210G Andover St., Northshore Mall, reported larceny by check of $150 at 4:07 p.m. Police attempted to contact the customer.

Someone from CTW Transportation, 3 Summit Industrial Park, called police at 5:33 p.m. to report fraud. A trailer, stolen from the company on Sept. 13, was the subject of a fuel drive-off in Maryland. Police told the business owner where to report the crime since it occurred in Maryland.

Police investigated a single-car crash into a tree at 111 Lynnfield St. at 7:33 p.m. The operator was transported to Salem Hospital.

Ramos M. Sanchez, 23, of 49 Geneva St., Revere, was arrested in the vicinity of 53 Winona St. and 2 Jones Road at 10:02 p.m. and charged with driving with a revoked registration, driving without a license and driving an uninsured vehicle with no inspection sticker. Sanchez was also charged with refusing to identify himself to an officer.


Sgt. Douglas Marcus reported at 6:16 a.m. a Comcast bucket truck and a van taking up one lane on Andover Street (Route 114). Officer Michael Muse was sent to inquire, and the crew told him they were going to finish in a few minutes. They were advised to call for a detail in the future if they were to take up one lane.

After being stopped at 260 Lynnfield St. at 9:41 a.m., Hector Mendez, 28, of 3 Acorn St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with driving without a license and an outstanding warrant for motor vehicle violation.



Police took a report of vandalism to an apartment at 4 Proctor St. at 4:07 p.m.

Police went to Boston and Grove streets for a report of a dangling street light. Police diverted traffic around the spot until crews could secure it at 4:54 p.m.

After a report of a dispute on May Street at 8:47 p.m., police arrested Kari R. Kavanagh, 48, of 44 Boyles St., Beverly, and charged her with disturbing the peace.

Police went to the bus stop shelter at 29 New Derby St. at 9:19 p.m. for a report of a man punching the shelter. Police spoke with an individual who denied he had been punching the building, and officers did not see any damage.

The Salem Fire Department and police responded to 29 New Derby St. for a trash barrel fire at 10:56 p.m. Police arrived to find flames coming from the trash can, and firefighters arrived to put out the blaze.

Police took a report of harassment from a Clark Avenue resident at 11:01 p.m. A resident reported that his neighbor had pointed a laser pointer at him while he was outside. Later that evening, the resident reported the same neighbor threw an iced-tea bottle at his truck. Police advised the resident about his rights of obtaining a harassment order.


Salem Fire Department and police responded to a possible house fire at 2 Pioneer Terrace at 9:45 a.m. The stove-top fire was handled by the Fire Department.

Police summonsed a man to court on charges of receiving stolen property under $250 and larceny by false pretense after scrapping stolen goods at North Shore Recycled Fibers, 81 Highland Ave., at 11:29 a.m.

A resident of Garden Terrace reported at noon that sometime overnight, her back windshield was smashed. Nothing in the white, 1995 Toyota Corolla was taken. There were no witnesses to the vandalism.

A 2006 Chevrolet Equinox headed out of Gardner Street at 12:44 p.m., and a piece of his grill struck a passing MBTA bus on Lafayette Street. There was no damage to the bus. The missing cover of the grille was worth less than $100.

A 2005 Toyota Sienna minivan hit a Dunkin’ Donuts at 31 Bridge St. at 2:22 p.m. when a woman backed out of her parking spot, then accelerated in reverse, hitting the east corner of the building, causing minor damage to the car and cosmetic damage to the masonry and landscaping. No one was injured, including the woman and three toddlers in her care as a nanny, one child aged 3 and two aged 4.



A tree fire caused by power lines was reported at 184 Forest Ave. at 9:38 p.m.