, Salem, MA

April 12, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A man was transported to Salem Hospital after a 9:29 a.m. report that a “man trying to harm himself” had “gone down into the water” on Front Street.

A Bayview Road man reported at 12:51 p.m. that he had received a call on his cellphone from a woman who said she was with the U.S. Census Bureau.


An Endicott Avenue woman reported at 6:21 a.m. that she had left her keys in her vehicle overnight and it was stolen.



A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at 194 Newbury St., according to a 2:25 p.m. report.

The Fire Department ventilated a building at 6 Silverleaf Way after they received a 9:48 p.m. report that there was a strong odor of gas there and determined that a running vehicle in a garage was giving off a “great amount of heat and strong fumes.”


Police received an 8:31 a.m. report that somebody had pried the door open to a vehicle on Foster Street and stolen $10 in change and two radio faceplates from inside.

A man on Salem Street reported at 12:23 p.m. that his vehicle had been broken into via an unlocked door and the owner’s manual stolen.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a report of a three-car accident on Route 128 south just before Route 114. According to radio reports, air bags had deployed, but there was no entrapment or injuries.



An officer euthanized a sick raccoon at 19 Wedgemere Road, according to a 5:09 p.m. log item.

A man was hospitalized after a 5:45 p.m. report that he was sleeping on the back steps at 311 Cabot St.

At 6:27 p.m., officers at Chapman and Bow streets arrested Ronnie Alford, 42, of 245 Rantoul St., Beverly, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and a miscellaneous equipment violation.

Police responded to an 8:33 p.m. report that there were people on the tracks at Odell Avenue and Spring Street and determined that they were making a film on the platform.

A 10:18 p.m. report that somebody had been “jumped” by three men brought police to 174 Rantoul St., but an officer said the men had already left the area by the time they arrived and the alleged victim was unwilling to discuss the incident.

At 11:19 p.m., an officer at Hale and Cross streets arrested Mark Costa, 43, of 18 Goodwin Road, Beverly, on a charge of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation.



Police received a 4:16 p.m. report that dirt bikers were trespassing on the property of Aggregate Industries at 30 Danvers Road.



An officer traveling north on Canal Street around 1 a.m. in a cruiser attempted to initiate a motor vehicle stop but lost control because of the wet roadway and crashed into a parked car, according to a log item. No injuries were reported.

About $250 worth of lumber was stolen from Collins Middle School, according to a 7:01 a.m. report. Another $250 in lumber was reported stolen from 84 Highland Ave. at 7:32 a.m.

A Boardman Street woman reported at 9:58 a.m. that her neighbor had knocked on her door and “started yelling at her.” Police spoke to the second woman, who said she had gone to retrieve her laundry and discovered that “someone had thrown a tissue in the washer and ruined her wash.” Police wrote: “She was advised not to accuse her neighbors, and they were both advised to stay away from each other if they are not getting along.”

A man told police at 1:41 p.m. that he had thrown a piece of his sandwich at a black Audi that had nearly struck him in a crosswalk on Norman Street. Then the vehicle stopped, a man got out and the two exchanged words — and the driver slapped him in the face, he said. Police advised the man that if he wanted pursue the matter, he could seek a complaint at Salem District Court.

Police took a 2:38 p.m. report of an assault from two people in front of the Red Lion Smoke Shop on Washington Street and arrested Pamela Hardy, 48, of 2.5 Burnside St., Salem, on charges of four counts of assault and battery by dangerous weapon and two counts of assault and battery. An officer said Hardy struck the people — whom she knew — with her foot and a pocketbook during an altercation.

Police executed a narcotics search warrant at 7:30 p.m. at 12 Palmer St., where they recovered several twists of heroin and quantities of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, hash, Suboxone pills and Xanax pills, as well as packaging materials and scales. Arrested were Charles Jordan, 46, of 12 Palmer St., Apt. 1; Tyrei Thomas, 21, of 31 Fearless Ave., Lynn; and Ricardo Aristide, 23, also of 31 Fearless Ave., Lynn. Each man is charged with several counts of possession with intent to distribute.



Police received a 2 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at Ira Toyota, 161 Andover St.

A 2:54 p.m. report of a fight brought police to the skate park at 59 Conant St.