, Salem, MA

September 21, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A crossing guard reported at 2:56 p.m. that a car had gone “sailing through” a crosswalk at Jersey Street and West Shore Drive. “She said she was yelling at the car to stop and the driver did and then waved at the crossing guard like they knew her,” police wrote.

A Ralph Road man reported at 3:42 p.m. that his 12-year-old son was being violent toward his mother and requested that an officer “scare the bejesus” out of him. Police wrote later: “Officers spoke to the boy about being respectful to his parents.”

Police were unable to locate a young boy who was reported at 6:53 p.m. to be hiding behind a phone pole near the Glover School and “jumping out at cars going by.”



A man reported at 2:32 p.m. that a pedestrian had run into his car on Margin Street. Police wrote later: “The officer stated that all parties involved had left the area prior to their arrival.”

Police received a 2:53 p.m. report of an accident in the cemetery on Margin Street and determined a child on a motorized bike ran into the back of a Dodge Durango operated by a Peabody man, according to a log item. The juvenile was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

A 3:42 p.m. report of a disturbance brought police to 12 Sherman St. Police wrote later: “Officer spoke to two juveniles. Stated that issue started today at school. Officer advised juveniles to stay away from each other.”

Police received a 4:37 p.m. report that a 75-year-old woman had gone missing from the Northshore Mall during an assisted-living group shopping trip. Officers determined later that she had taken a bus to Beverly and was located by police in that city.

Somebody reported at 6:50 p.m. that a 3-year-old girl’s family had left her behind at Bonkers Fun House, 535 Lowell St., for 15 minutes. Police wrote later: “Officer reported misunderstanding. Child was being watched by family friend. Management was not aware.”

An officer was unable to locate youths who were reported at 7:11 p.m. to be playing “chicken” with vehicles pulling into 286 Newbury St.

A 20-year-old woman called the station at 11:33 p.m. to report that she was “lost and doesn’t know where she is.” Police pinged her phone and determined she was on Dorchester Avenue in Boston.


Police received a 4:46 a.m. report that a car’s door was ajar at 56 Russell St. and subsequently arrested Joseph Fronduto, 20, of 41 Newhall Ave., Saugus, on charges of two counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle in the nighttime for a felony.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on Tremont Street at 10:23 a.m. and subsequently arrested Joshua Gudis, 23, of 41 Glendale Ave., Peabody, on charges of possession of a class B drug; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.



A stray dog was eating a dead bird near 137 Paradise Road, according to an 11:13 a.m. log item.



A 5:30 p.m. report of a possible fight brought police to 13 Balcomb St., where a man told officers his son had come home from work intoxicated. “He stated his son was acting up and he couldn’t get him to calm down,” wrote police. When officers encountered the son, they noted he was “unstable on his feet” and “very aggressive and confrontational.” Police wrote: “He kept trying to challenge us to a fight. He then sat on the stairs to the house and slammed his head against the wall twice.” Police took him into protective custody.

A 5:48 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Market Basket on Highland Avenue resulted in the arrest of Luis O. Santos, 36, of 604 Essex St., Lynn, on a charge of larceny of property over $250.

Police responded to 22 Bridge St. after an 8:04 p.m. report of a domestic dispute and determined two people were arguing over “a note from one of the children’s teachers.”


Police responded to Bridge and Boston streets after a 12:09 a.m. report that a vehicle had struck a telephone pole. Kruti V. Kansara, 22, of 16 Roosevelt Ave., Peabody, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and operating negligently to endanger. No injuries were reported.

Tires had been slashed on three vehicles parked at 35 Palmer St., according to a 12:21 p.m. log item.

A 2:41 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Market Basket on Highland Avenue led to the arrest of Carolina Isabel Lopez, 30, of 127 Essex St., Lynn, on charges of shoplifting over $100 and giving a false name to a police officer.

Police received a 3:06 p.m. report that a motorist had spit in another motorist’s face during an altercation on Essex Street. Police later spoke to the suspect; he admitted having done so. The victim was satisfied with the officer “advising him of his improper actions” and did not press the issue further, according to the log.

A woman reported at 3:23 p.m. that the driver of a vehicle she had possibly cut off in traffic on Washington Street had gotten out of her vehicle and slapped her in the face. The woman described the driver as in her mid-20s and “missing many teeth,” wrote police.

A 3:37 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 33 Pickman Road, where they determined a father and son were arguing over “estate issues.”



Police received a 10:59 a.m. report of a domestic dispute on Andover Street. Richard Provencher, 45, of 29 Prince St., Danvers, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A 3:18 p.m. report of threats brought police to the Dunkin’ Donuts at 36 Maple St. Christopher Thomas, 26, of 56 River St., Beverly, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.