, Salem, MA

November 2, 2013

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The Salem News

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Police received a 4:45 p.m. report that somebody had overheard a 12-year-old girl on Pleasant Street threaten to kill herself. An officer wrote later: “Mother has arrived on scene and has taken possession of the child.”

A caller reported at 6:42 p.m. that a group of people -- one of whom was wearing a sumo wrestler outfit -- had thrown a rock at a passing vehicle at Village Street and Highland Terrace. Police spoke to a group later: “They claim a light-colored Corolla drove by and threw objects at them and showed a paintball gun.”

An Elm Street woman reported at 7:25 p.m. that somebody had smashed her ceramic pumpkin.

Police were unable to locate whoever was reported to have egged a Countryside Lane house at 7:31 p.m.


A Gerald Road woman reported at 7:19 a.m. that somebody had thrown a pumpkin at her window, cracking it. An officer wrote later: “It was an egg that was thrown at the window, not a pumpkin. Window is not broken.”



Police received a 5:47 p.m. report that a male in a red sweatshirt had smashed the rear window of a woman’s vehicle near 174 Main St. An officer wrote later: “Spoke with party, reported that she had left the city and would not say where she was. Reported that she did not want to file a report or speak with an officer.”

An officer was unable to locate the driver of a gray sedan who was reported to have “exchanged words” with a mother and her children as they trick-or-treated on Felton Street at 6:15 p.m.

Police responded to Hourihan Street after a 7:12 p.m. report that a male “ran down the street nude.” Police wrote later: “Officer reported person in area in costume matching that description.”

A golf cart was returned home after a 7:35 p.m. report that teenagers were driving it at Worcester and Barnstable roads.

An 8:22 p.m. report that a man in his 50s with a red vest and scruffy beard was “possibly casing houses” brought police to Sparrow Lane Extension, where they determined he was out trick-or-treating “for a child.”

A custodian at the West Memorial school on Mansfield Street reported at 9:17 p.m. that youths had sprayed shaving cream in the front yard. “Officer reported that the shaving cream will be washed away by rain,” police wrote later.

Police received a 9:58 p.m. report that somebody had broken into a residence on Orchard Terrace and stolen a digital scale, among other items.


A Crane Brook Way woman reported at 9:02 a.m. that a man had walked by her residence in September, thus violating a restraining order.

A 12:31 p.m. report of a disturbance at 1 Essex Center Drive resulted in the arrest of Richard M. Forziati, 22, of 27 Sandra Road, Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and threatening to commit a crime.



An employee of the Citizens Bank on Paradise Road reported at 12:21 p.m. that a note had been found on the counter “warning them that a robbery was to occur at 8 p.m. this evening.”

Police received a 7:03 p.m. report that a group of youths were throwing eggs at traffic near 370 Forest Ave.



A 12:26 a.m. report of an intoxicated person at the Denny’s on Endicott Street resulted in the arrest of Paul Lawton, 46, of 4 Scott Lane, Peabody, on charges of drunken driving, third offense; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; failure to keep right; having no inspection sticker; and a vehicle lights violation.



Police and the Fire Department responded to 7 Winter St. after a report of a fire alarm activation about 9 p.m. “Inside, firefighters found a fire on the first-floor kitchen stove extending to the cabinets,” the department wrote later on its Facebook page. “The fire was smothered by first arriving firefighters that covered the flaming pot of oil.” There were no injuries.



Police were unable to locate a suspicious man with a sledge hammer who was reported to be in the area of 408 Essex St. at 5:12 p.m.

About 7:30 p.m., an officer in the area of 65 Washington St. confiscated two swords from an individual and issued him or her a $150 fine.

Officers stopped a man on Washington Street and confiscated a 1-foot knife and a 1.5-foot machete from him about 7:40 p.m.

About 8 p.m., police on Washington Street confiscated a sword from a woman and issued her a $150 fine.

Officers at the Essex Street Mall confiscated a samurai sword from a man about 8:50 p.m. The man “related it was part of his costume, but understood why he could not have it. It was seized and he was told he could pick it up at the station the next day.”

Officers on Washington Street about 9 p.m. seized a sword from a man and issued him a $150 fine, then seized a knife from another man.

Police in the area of Essex and Washington streets at 9:09 p..m. confiscated a 4-foot pitchfork from a “cooperative” man, according to the log.

At 9:11 p.m., officers in the area of Essex and Washington street observed an altercation between two men. One of them -- a preacher with a loudspeaker -- told them he’d been punched by the other, but that he didn’t want to press charges. The other man denied having assaulted him.

A 9:55 p.m. report of a fight brought police to the Salem Common. Ariel Zorrilla, 18, of 11 Wagner St., Peabody, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.

Police were unable to locate a woman who was reported to be screaming in the area of Washington and New Derby streets at 10:02 p.m.

An 11:33 p.m. report of a single-vehicle crash brought police to Washington and New Derby streets. Charles McCarthy, 32, of 11 Bayberry Lane, Beverly, was arrested on a charge of drunken driving. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to 1 Courageous Court after an 11:37 p.m. report that a vehicle was driving on a lawn and arrested Brianna Marie Caron, 20, of 10 Abington Ave., Peabody, on charges of drunken driving and operating a motor vehicle recklessly to endanger.


At 12:14 a.m., police responded to 13 Garden Terrace after a report that a woman was screaming. They determined a domestic assault had occurred and the suspect had fled the scene. Later arrested in Lynn was Justin Reynoso, 25, of 48 New Park St., Lynn, on charges of attempted murder and domestic assault and battery. He was also wanted on a warrant. The attempted murder charge stems from Reynoso allegedly having strangled the victim.

A 12:55 a.m. report that somebody had knocked over a mailbox brought police to Lynde and Sewall streets. “Upon arrival there was no one to be found in the general area,” an officer wrote. “The postal drop box was righted at this time.”

Police responded to 190 Bridge St. after a 1:07 a.m. report of a domestic dispute and awoke a husband and wife who “showed no signs of any dispute.”

Police happened upon a fight at 91 Lafayette St. about 1:30 a.m. and arrested Kendall Bridges, 24, homeless, on a charge of disorderly conduct; Joseph C. Lima, 25, of 2 General Patton Drive, Hyannis, on a charge of violating the city’s knife ordinance; Corey R. Marston, 23, of 95 Green St., Lynn, on a charge of disorderly conduct; and Timothy D. Miller, Jr., 23, of 9 General Patton Drive, Hyannis, on charges of assault by dangerous weapon and violating the city’s knife ordinance.