, Salem, MA

October 9, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Hereford Road man reported at 11:33 a.m. that his residence had been broken into and jewelry, a digital camera and a small pumpkin stolen.

Police received a 5 p.m. report that two “lost limos” were creating a “logjam of traffic” at Washington and Darling streets.


Police responded to a McKinley Road address after a 1:33 a.m. report that a male’s friends were concerned about his posts on Facebook. “He was alleged to have had a knife under his chin, while making comments about the police,” wrote an officer. Police wrote later that the male was found “in bed for the evening” and would “remove the posts on Facebook, at the request of his mother.”

Police determined a 911 call from an Ocean Avenue residence about 9:30 a.m. had occurred when somebody “hit wrong button trying to answer answering machine.”

An intoxicated woman was transported to a hospital after a 1:34 p.m. report that she had fallen at a Seaview Avenue address and “knocked out a tooth completely.” An officer wrote: “They are going to put the tooth in milk in a Ziploc bag.”

Per a request from Lynn police, a local officer checked a Broughton Road address for a vehicle possibly involved in a hit-and-run accident in Lynn, according to an 11:57 p.m. report. “No car located,” an officer wrote later.


A 33-year-old woman was taken into protective custody after a 9:40 p.m. report of a domestic dispute, “and it sounds violent” at a Pleasant Street address.

An 86-year-old man was transported to a hospital after a 9:59 p.m. report that he had fallen and “struck his head on a table corner” at a Harbor View Lane address.


Police and the Fire Department responded to Beacon Street after a 6:38 a.m. report that a dry-docked boat was on fire, but an officer later called the report “unfounded.”



Police received a 7:32 p.m. report of a stolen nail gun from somebody on Sparrow Lane Extension, but an officer determined what had occurred was actually part of a business dispute. Police wrote later: “Parties own business together and agreed to meet to exchange tools.”


A 1:18 a.m. report of an assault from a woman on Herrick Road resulted in the arrest of Ty Lee Arbegast, 23, of 32 Sabino Farm Road, Peabody, on charges of two counts of domestic assault and battery.

Police responded to a 5:57 a.m. report that a male was threatening his girlfriend at Dunkin’ Donuts at 117 Newbury St. and arrested Christopher D. Martinez, 41, of 22 Lander Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A 34-year-old woman was transported to Beverly Hospital with minor injuries after a 6:09 a.m. report of a vehicle-versus-pedestrian accident at Lynnfield and County streets. The operator of the vehicle — whom an officer declined to identify — was cited for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, according to the log.

At 6:51 a.m., an officer went to the Plaza Motel on Newbury Street. Subsequently arrested was Erlene Anne McLaughlin, 28, of 21 Essex St., Apt. 1, Haverhill, on a warrant with charges of two counts of a drug violation near a school or park, distribution of a class A drug, possession of a class B drug and conspiracy to violate drug law.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Norfolk Avenue at 10:56 a.m. and subsequently arrested Sarah A. Hames, 34, of 1 MacArthur Circle, Peabody, on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

A North Central Street man reported at 11:43 a.m. that he had been scammed while trying to purchase a pickup truck. Police wrote: “Officer stated that the party purchased a car in Illinois. The car has not been delivered as of this date. Officer stated there has not been a crime at this time; if there is a crime it occurred outside of this jurisdiction.”



A Windsor Avenue man reported at 4:24 p.m. that his neighbor was blowing leaves onto his property. “Ongoing neighbor dispute,” an officer wrote later.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Commonwealth Avenue and Humphrey Street at 10:22 p.m. and subsequently arrested Richard Langford, 55, of 13 Phillips Circle, Swampscott, on charges of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and a marked lanes violation.


A 1:13 a.m. report from a female on Paradise Road who said she had “left her house because her boyfriend went berserk” resulted in the arrest of Joseph Costanzo, 54, of 2 Shackle Way, Swampscott, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



Police conducted a well-being check at a Rantoul Street address about 9:40 p.m. and subsequently arrested the following three people on a charge of reckless endangerment of a child: Kevin M. Farmer, 37, of 215 Market St., Rockland; Elizabeth K. Guy, 38, of 105 Asbury St., Hamilton; and Sandra Noonan, 35, of 273 Rantoul St., Beverly. Officer Mike Boccuzzi said the three were found to be intoxicated at the residence.


A Radcliff Road man reported at 8:51 a.m. that he believed somebody had shot at his house.

Police conducted a traffic stop at River and Federal streets about 10:45 a.m. and subsequently arrested Christian J. Castillo, 19, of 105 Rainbow Terrace, Salem, on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.



Police were unable to locate people who were reported to be drinking on benches near 160 Essex St. at 5:50 p.m.

An officer was unable to locate anything amiss after a 10:42 p.m. report of gunshots in the area of 17 Hardy St.


A 2:13 a.m. report that a person was sleeping on the ground brought police to Harbor and Lafayette streets, where they found a man “sitting on a heating grate, staying warm.”

A man reported at 7:46 a.m. that three of the tires on his Infiniti had been stolen overnight while he was at his cousin’s house on Perkins Street. “His vehicle was being held up by three scissor jacks,” an officer wrote.

A Foster Court man reported at 8:47 a.m. that he believed somebody had intentionally put mulch in his dogs’ kennels “to poison them.”

Police responded to Traders Way and Highland Avenue after a 1:22 p.m. report that a woman with children was soliciting for money. An officer spoke to the woman, who provided a Romanian identification card and said she was “living at a hotel temporarily while in transit to New York with her family.” The woman’s two daughters were with her and “appeared fine,” according to the log. Police wrote: “She was advised that SPD had received a call concerned about the children. She related they would leave the area. They were allowed to go on their way.”



A camera had been stolen from a vehicle at 60 Locust St., according to a 2:18 p.m. report.



About 8:30 p.m., police at the Topsfield Fair arrested John W. Greenemeier, 29, of 5 Columbia St., Columbia, N.J., on a charge of possession and sale of counterfeit items. An officer said Greenemeier had been selling counterfeit OtterBox phone covers at a booth at the fair.