, Salem, MA

October 19, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Washington Street man reported at 10:26 a.m. that he awoke Tuesday to find egg on his vehicle’s windshield, and “this morning, he woke up to find that his mirror was smashed.” Police wrote: “He did not wish to speak to an officer at this time but will if it occurs again.”

Police received an 11 p.m. report of a loud banging noise on Gerald Road. “She went outside to look and didn’t see anything but can still hear it,” wrote police. An officer was unable to locate anything amiss; the banging later ceased.


A Hathaway Road woman was transported to Salem Hospital after her home health aide reported at 7:28 a.m. that she had fallen and gotten “tangled in her walker.” Police wrote: “Leg is bleeding, and home health aide cannot stop bleeding because of the way she is tangled in the walker.”



A Parkview Lane man reported at 2:53 p.m. that he’d seen two males inside his home and that they’d apparently stolen cash and jewelry. Police searched the area for the suspects — later described as three males in a white van — but were unable to locate them. Items taken included a safe with $8,000 in cash, $8,000 worth of jewelry, personal documents and $1,000 from a purse.

A 67-year-old man was transported to his home on Lowell Street after a 8:37 p.m. report that an intoxicated man was sleeping inside the Bill and Bob’s Roast Beef on Central Street.

Police received a 9:25 p.m. report that a Collins Street woman’s 2011 Suzuki motorcycle had just been stolen from her driveway. The vehicle was later located when an Oakland Street caller reported at 11:19 p.m. that there was a motorcycle behind his residence.


A woman reported at 3:32 a.m. that she had been “knocked down by a male” while she was running on Warren Street on Wednesday.

A 4:09 a.m. report that a female was yelling brought police to Munroe Street, where they spoke with a 22-year-old woman who was “on the phone and admitted to yelling.” An officer advised her to “keep it down.”

Police received multiple 911 calls about 6:20 p.m. that something had exploded inside a pizza oven at Tanner City Pizza, 44 Margin Street, according to radio reports and an interview with an officer. There were no injuries or fire. The Fire Department determined later that the oven had a “pilot issue” and would have to be shut down, according to radio reports.



Police received a 9:56 a.m. report of an assault with a knife on a school bus from the high school on Essex Street. No injuries were reported.

A teenage male was seen going into a yard on Boynton Street and then emerging with a girl’s bike, according to a 10:26 a.m. log item.

Police responded to Uno Chicago Grill on Paradise Road after a 7:18 p.m. report that a man had run his girlfriend’s foot over with his car during a domestic dispute. Subsequently arrested was Jared Jones, 29, of 111 Eastern Ave., Lynn, on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police did not report whether the woman required medical treatment.



Police and the Fire Department responded to 276 Rantoul St. after a 12:34 a.m. report that a fire alarm was sounding there but determined it was a false alarm.

Officers were unable to locate anything amiss in the area of 374 Rantoul St. after a 1:20 a.m. report of “a loud bang and yelling.”

An 11:53 p.m. report of disturbance brought police to 174 Rantoul St., where they determined two people were arguing over a $10 bill. “Peace restored,” an officer wrote later.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Cabot Street at 12:23 p.m. and subsequently arrested Robert H. Engle, 47, of 26 Cross St., Salem, on a charge of operating with a license suspended for drunken driving and a one-way violation.



An officer responded to the area of Pleasant and Pickman streets after a 4:10 p.m. report that youths were smashing pumpkins. “No youth were found in the area,” an officer wrote later.

At 4:15 p.m., officers at 17 Leavitt St. located a man wanted on warrants. Subsequently arrested was Paul T. Carolan Jr., 34, homeless, on a charge of illegal possession of a class A substance. He was also the subject of four warrants, according to the log.

Officers responded to 38 Salem St. after a 4:49 p.m. report that a group was fighting in a backyard. An officer wrote later: “There were a group of youth in the area, but all was in order and there was no one fighting. Unfounded.”

Police received a 9:13 p.m. report of a domestic dispute on Washington Street. Subsequently arrested was Joseph A. Spaulding, 49, of 286 Washington St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

At 11:43 p.m., a Salem State University officer at 43 Loring Ave. arrested Derek B. Galante, 19, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


An 11:02 p.m. report that equipment had been stolen brought police to 70 North St., where they determined that at some point since the previous Saturday, somebody had stolen two outriggers from a boom crane. Police wrote in the log that each outrigger weighed 300 pounds and that it would cost $5,000 to replace them.

Police received a 4:40 p.m. report that a man was selling razors at a bus stop at 29 New Derby St. “He said that he has had them at his house for a while and that they were a gift from his girlfriend,” wrote police.

Officers in the area of Lafayette and Dow streets at 4:54 p.m. saw a male punch another person “off of a bicycle,” according to the log. Subsequently arrested was Robert Pietrini, 42, of 58 Sohier Road, Beverly, on charges of disorderly conduct and assault and battery.



Two workers fell from scaffolding at the home at 8 Sharon’s Way about 1 p.m., after one of them tried to anchor a ladder and the scaffolding tipped. One man sustained injuries to his face, hand and legs, while the other sustained back injuries. Both were transported to Beverly Hospital via ambulance. Radio reports indicated that the men had fallen between 10 and 12 feet.

A 3:57 p.m. report of employee theft at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Commonwealth Avenue resulted in the arrest of Thomas Naimo, 31, of 148 Shore Drive, Peabody, on a charge of larceny over $250.

Police received a report about 8:15 p.m. that a man at 12 Trask St. had been struck several times in the head with a golf club by his wife. Beverly J. Yacovitch, 65, of the same address, was subsequently arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The victim was transported to Beverly Hospital with undisclosed injuries.