, Salem, MA

October 8, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A 19-year-old Lawrence man will be summonsed after a Goodale Street man told police “his daughter’s boyfriend has made a threat to kill him and his wife for $500,” according to the log at 3:12 p.m.

Three people skipped out of a jewelry store on Cross Street after an unsuccessful attempt to make a purchase with a stolen credit card. Police had the make of the vehicle and a partial plate, according to the log at 3:28 p.m.

A 22-year-old woman from Peabody will be summonsed after Red’s Kitchen and Tavern on Route 1 complained at 9:13 p.m. that an employee had stolen cash from the restaurant.


A woman reported vandalism to her vehicle overnight on Little’s Lane, as logged at 11:04 a.m.

The intruder reported at 11:53 a.m. at Peabody Supply Company on Pulaski Street turned out to be a hawk. Police suggested a call to Mass Wildlife or the Animal Rescue League.



A drunken man was taken into custody after running in and out of busy traffic on North Street, as logged at 12:26 a.m.

Police went to a party on Hazel Street, and a $100 noise violation fine was issued, as logged at 1:58 a.m.

Size mattered on Webb Street as police responded at 3:27 a.m. to a report of a man yelling. He told them he was yelling because his car jack was too small.

A woman on Dunlap Street reported to police at 8:54 a.m. that during the night someone stole her son’s bicycle and scooter off the porch. The combined value was given at $600. At 9:03 they were summoned to an adjacent Dunlap address and another mother reporting the loss of her son’s bike and scooter, total value $480. No witnesses or suspects were found.

Before telling police she isn’t having trouble with anyone, a woman on Essex Street reported at 9:33 a.m. coming out to discover her 2002 vehicle with a smashed windshield, back window and driver’s side window, four slashed tires and profanity scratched on the trunk.

The security of the Apple iPhone 5 proved a mixed blessing after a man took one off the bar at Rockafellas, thinking it belonged to his wife. Realizing his error, he told police at 9:52 a.m., he tried to contact the owner but could not unlock the screen. Police are trying to contact the man whose name was on the last text message.

A tent proved less than secure when a man at the Bizarre Bazaar Fair on Essex Street shut down for the night and left his merchandise under a tarp. Back in the morning, he told police at 10:13, he discovered $2,100 worth of missing earrings, bracelets, sweaters, rings and other objects. No suspects were discovered.

A woman called police at 10:15 a.m. when she was dissatisfied with the job a workman was doing caulking her bathroom. An officer “checked the caulking of the shower and deemed it satisfactory,” according to the log. The woman seemed pleased.

Checking a common storage area, a Bridge Street woman discovered her collection of 10 designer handbags gone, according to the log at 2:11 p.m. There is no suspect.

Craig Scott Labrie, 31, 40 Bartlett St., Beverly, was arrested, as logged at 5:47 p.m., at the East India Mall on charges of disturbing the peace and two counts of possessing a class E substance. Participating in the arrest were Patrolmen Ryan Arundel, Dana Mazola, Joshua Gerrard and Detective Daniel Tucker. Police had been searching for a missing juvenile and reported that they found her with Labrie. “Upon making contact, both parties became increasingly agitated and antagonistic, which caused a noted scene of alarm to the numerous tourists, vendors and pedestrians in the area.” A “brief investigation” resulted in both being arrested.

GPS didn’t solve the crime this time. Police went to a Harbor Street address, as logged at 8:30 p.m., seeking a laptop that had been located there according to the GPS. Tenants said it wasn’t there, and this was the second time it was reported to be there. “Tenants were getting annoyed,” according to police.

Alissa Justine Narvaez, 20, 12 First St., Salem, was arrested, as logged at 9:04 p.m., at her address by Patrolmen Ryan Arundel and Joshua Gerrard on charges of domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness and larceny of property worth over $250.

Police responded to roughly a dozen phone calls from Cabot Street at 9:09 p.m., all reporting that they’d heard from nine to 10 gunshots. No evidence of shooting was found, however.

A woman believes she saw the man who slashed her tire as he ran from the vehicle on Grove Street. But she only saw the back of him and could not identify him as the man she has a restraining order against, according to the log at 10:58 p.m.


A Gables Circle resident reported at 7:21 a.m. that a glass panel on a rear sliding door panel shattered. The inside panel was intact, so it was breaking but not entering.

A Valley Street man discovered it was good to have a pal, as he told police at 11:38 a.m. he doesn’t expect to lose any money after his PayPal account was used to the tune of nearly $400. He only had $30 in the account.

Police investigated the report of a larceny on Putnam Street at 2:29 p.m.

The robbery was 21st century: Two cellphones swiped from Wal-Mart on Highland Avenue, as reported at 2:56 p.m. But the successful getaway was on a bicycle headed toward Lynn.

It was all a scam, according to the police log at 3:14 p.m. But it left a woman on Margin Street shaken enough to file a report. She told of an unknown Hispanic male calling her on the phone, demanding money, saying that her daughter — whose name he used — was in an accident and then kidnapped. He demanded cash for the daughter’s release. Reaching her daughter, the woman realized she hadn’t been kidnapped or in an accident.

A fraudulent account was the explanation for a man who left his Salem apartment in May 2012 and then got a bill anyway for continued service to that residence totaling $1,079. He was told to cancel the National Grid account. Police advised he also check his credit for “financial irregularities.”

A woman reported at 5:03 p.m. that she’d been burned by falling debris while walking on Derby Street. “Something hot fell from the scaffolding set up outside the building (316 Derby St.).”



Police reported at 6:22 p.m. the theft of a helmet from a market on Rantoul Street.


Police investigated a breaking and entering on Rantoul Street, as logged at 2:31 a.m.

Multiple officers responded to a report of a fight at Bridge Street and Country Way at 1:58 p.m.

A bicycle went missing, and it didn’t ride off on its own, as reported at 2:14 p.m. on Federal Way.

A report of a burglary on Cabot Street was investigated at 4:24 p.m.

Police had to overcome “language problems” on Sohier Road at 5:52 p.m. before determining the caller needed a jump for his car.


An “out of control 12-year-old” drew police to a mental-health facility on Elliot Street at 8:05 a.m.

An “angry customer” at a Rantoul Street restaurant was told he was no longer welcome there, and it was only 10 a.m.

The theft reported at 12:05 p.m. on Cabot Street was all in the family, a woman complaining her daughter-in-law had stolen her money.

A resident on Cabot Street reported debit card fraud at 4:52 p.m.



No word on how they got it, but someone stole a catalytic converter at the Liberty Tree Mall, as reported at 5:51 p.m. A catalytic converter theft in the same mall was also reported at 9:20 a.m. on Monday.


Police investigated a wallet stolen from a vehicle via a broken window, on Ledgewood Drive, as logged at 7:29 a.m. A broken window was also reported for a vehicle on Chestnut Street at 7:48 a.m.

An accident with personal injury was reported on Route 128 and Elliot Street at 3:55 p.m.