, Salem, MA

December 19, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


After conducting a traffic stop on Bessom Street at 7:32 p.m., police arrested Alicia Dragon, 55, of 62 Broughton Road, Marblehead, on charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, a marked lanes violation and drunken driving, second offense.



A juvenile was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital after police responded to a 2:32 p.m. report that somebody had fallen near the North Face store at the Northshore Mall.

Police received a 2:46 p.m. report of a baby in an unlocked car with its engine on at 19 Howely St. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.

A man kicked a door and ripped a mailbox off a house at 26 Columbia Blvd., according to a 7:15 p.m. report, but an officer was unable to locate him.

Police responded to a 9:05 p.m. report that teens were drinking alcohol in two motor vehicles on Blanch Road, but were unable to locate them.

A man at Carrabba’s Restaurant reported at 11:33 p.m. that somebody had stolen an $1,100 custom bicycle from his truck at some point during the evening.


Police received a 7:06 a.m. report of gunshots near the Burke School at 127 Birch St. “The officer checked the area and everything appears quiet,” wrote police. “It is believed that the sound is coming from Middleton.” Middleton police reported receiving the same complaint, but they reported everything was quiet too.

A Park Street caller reported hearing a “loud explosion” and seeing smoke in the area at 10:21 a.m., but police and the Fire Department were unable to locate anything suspicious. “Possibly a car backfire,” wrote an officer.

A youth told police at 4:36 p.m. that a man in a green van followed him as he walked near Barnstable and Worcester roads and “sped off once the youth ran into the house.” An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.


Police received a 1:05 a.m. report that three women were in the backyard at 13 Abington Ave., but an officer was unable to locate them.



Police responded to a 7:59 p.m. report of a man sleeping in a truck at 37 Rowell Ave. Officers were unable to locate the man.

Three men were reported to be on a roof at Pond and Rantoul streets at 11:30 p.m. An officer determined the men were cleaning vents.


A window was smashed on a vehicle at 24 Iverson Road and a pink iPod Nano stolen, according to a 7:09 a.m. report.

Police received a 10:06 a.m. report that a side window was smashed on a building at 163 Lothrop St.

A Rantoul Street woman reported at 2:21 p.m. that she had “randomly” seen a man who was a co-defendant in the homicide of her former boyfriend 10 years before. “Unknown if this was a chance encounter,” wrote an officer. Police advised the woman to call police if the man returned.



A Prince Street man reported at 11:12 p.m. that a vehicle had nearly struck his fence.



Police responded to an 8:13 p.m. report of an “undesirable” sleeping in front of the Grace Episcopal Church at 385 Essex St. and found two people there asleep under blankets. Both were advised to leave the area and not return.


A man who went to Salem Hospital’s emergency room for a toothache was unhappy that he was given a follow-up appointment at another location and called two nurses names before knocking over a newspaper box on his way out, according to an 8:20 a.m. report.

Police responded to a 9:08 a.m. report of a “male party acting up” at 152 Washington St. Jeremy Ray, 25, of 31 Salem St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

A man found what appeared to be a woman’s diamond ring on the ground on Chestnut Street, according to a 12:36 p.m. report. The ring was later determined to be “costume jewelry of very little value,” wrote police.

Police responded to a 1:16 p.m. report that somebody was throwing things out a window at 286 Washington St. and determined a man had tossed his personal items out during a verbal argument. Police advised the man “to pick up his property from the sidewalk” and “take a walk and cool down.”

A 1:56 p.m. report of a man in a backyard at 2 Adam St. resulted in the arrest of Jeremy Osgood, 33, homeless, on charges of trespassing and larceny of property $250 or less.

A 2:25 p.m. report of damage to golf course greens brought police to 1 Kernwood St., where they determined somebody had dug a hole near the cup on the 10th green and damaged tarps on the 10th and 11th greens.

A domestic dispute report at 2:27 p.m. brought police to 5 Cushing St., where they determined a man and his daughter were arguing over how to set up the new apartment they’d just moved into. “They were both advised that they should be able to work out these small issues with each other and if they can’t that maybe they will have to reconsider on living together.”

An employee of the Walgreens at 29 New Derby St. told police at 2:32 p.m. that two women, one of whom was pushing a baby carriage, had stolen toilet paper and a bag of buttered popcorn from the store. Police were unable to locate the two.