, Salem, MA

October 4, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Conant Road woman reported at 8:58 a.m. that her $8,000 platinum-and-diamonds wedding band had gone missing at some point in the past three days, but police wrote later that she had called back: “Called to say her mom came over to help her look and they found the ring in her jewelry box!”

A cab driver on East Orchard Street reported at 5:57 p.m. that his fare had refused to leave. “She was unhappy with him as a driver,” wrote police. “Upon calling the police, the fare left the cab willingly.”

Police received a 10:46 p.m. report that a woman was walking up Shorewood Road “carrying a bag and crying and yelling,” but an officer was unable to locate her.


A male was transported to Salem Hospital after a 4:29 a.m. report that he had passed out in the back of a cab on Rose Avenue.



Police received a 911 hang-up from 30 Northend St. at 5:52 p.m., according to the log. Police wrote later: “Officer reports no disturbance. Mother was disciplining 12-year-old daughter.”

A Forbes Way woman reported a disturbance at 7:08 p.m. Subsequently arrested was Robert P. Fiore, 56, of 1 Forbes Way, Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


A 7:30 a.m. report of a shoplifting at D & R Market at 54 Foster St. resulted in the arrest of Amanda L. Elwell, 30, of 121 Central St., Peabody, on charges of shoplifting by asportation and furnishing a false name or Social Security number as an arrestee. She was also wanted on three warrants, according to the log.

Police received a 10:06 a.m. report that a swan was trapped between a drainage ditch and a grate near 637 Lowell St., but the animal control officer determined thereafter that the bird had been able to free itself.



A man reported at 12:24 a.m. that his car had been egged near 11 Outlook Road.



A male was transported to Beverly Hospital after a 6:55 p.m. report that he was lying in the roadway at Rantoul and Edwards streets. “Party said he fell off curb, strong odor of alcohol about him,” wrote an officer.

About 8:45 p.m., police responded to 45 Enon St. after a report of a dispute and arrested Edwin Dejesus Saravia, 22, of 185 Chestnut St., Lynn, on charges of drunken driving and reckless endangerment of a child. An officer said a woman had been arguing with her husband — Saravia — because he had been drinking before he came to pick her up at work. His 5-year-old son was in the car at the time, the officer said.

Police responded to a 9:43 p.m. report that a youth was flagging down cars on McPherson Drive and determined his car wouldn’t start. “His dad is on route with jumper cables,” an officer wrote later.

A 9:46 p.m. report that somebody had heard an alarm sounding and smelled something burning brought police to 62 Pleasant St. Subsequently arrested was Richard Joseph Sturtevant, 56, of the same address, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Officers responded to an 11:47 p.m. report of a residential break-in at 4 Ober St. and subsequently arrested Claudine A. Maloney, 39, of 4 Bayview Ave., Beverly, on a charge of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony.


A 12:23 a.m. report that rubbish-pickers were making noise brought police to 119 Rantoul St. “Two males ran as I approached,” an officer wrote later. “Area search negative.”

Police received a 10:08 a.m. report of a fight on Beckford Street and subsequently arrested James Thomas Brennan, 27, of 30 Bennett St., Beverly, on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon on a person over 60. An officer said Brennan kicked his grandfather in the chest during an argument. The man refused medical treatment.



Police received a 7:18 p.m. report that somebody on Crowdis Street had received an obscene phone call.


Police responded to McDonald’s at 150 Canal St. after a 1:29 a.m. report that a male was “wandering around” in the restaurant’s parking lot. The man told police he was “just trying to eat” — the employee who had reported him said she’d given him a Big Mac and french fries to “make him go away.” Police wrote: “Howard was advised to leave the area and not to return for the remainder of the evening.”

A Park Street woman reported at 12:12 p.m. that somebody had told her father in El Salvador, “We know where you live.” Police wrote: “She doesn’t have any idea why someone would visit her parents in El Salvador.” The woman said the only “problems” she had was with a man whom she had a permanent restraining order against. An officer advised her to call police if she saw anybody suspicious near her apartment.

A Jefferson Avenue woman reported at 12:43 p.m. that she had let another woman borrow her shoes six weeks before and they had yet to be returned. Police spoke to the woman in question, who said that the first had “asked her to sell the shoes because she need[ed] the money, possibly for drugs.” The first woman was advised it was a civil matter that she could pursue in court. She said she didn’t plan to.



Police were unable to locate two males who were reported to be in a Dumpster near the Econo Lodge on Endicott Street at 11:43 p.m.


Police received a 2:36 p.m. report of a domestic dispute between a male and female at D & D Paintball at 23 Locust St.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a report that a car was on fire on Route 1 northbound near Route 114 shortly after 7 p.m. Firefighters had extinguished the blaze by 7:12 p.m., according to radio reports.