, Salem, MA

November 9, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


An ambulance was summoned for a two-car accident at Essex and Corning streets at 4:08 p.m.

Sidney F. Connolly, 28, of 101 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested on charges of indecent assault and battery, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Money was reported stolen from a wallet on Elliott Street at 5:12 p.m.

Police responded to a call regarding a pit bull attacking another dog and its walker at Walker and Cherry roads at 7:20 p.m.

Henry H. Grundy, 55, of 490 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested on charges of reckless driving, failing to use care and driving under the influence of a drug, Percocet.


Kristofer H. Looyengood, 23, of 8 Hayden Road, Billerica, was arrested and charged with drunken driving at 1:08 a.m. on Elliott Street, by patrolmen Scott Leblanc and Daniel Brown. Officers initially responded to a report of someone driving erratically.

Tools are reported missing following a report of a burglary on Beckford Street. Copper wire was also reported stolen from a nearby property.



Rachel Chittick, 21, of 6 Gallows Hill Road, Salem, was arrested at 2:05 p.m. at the Lahey Medical Center by Officer Daniel Murphy on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. The original call concerned an “unwanted intoxicated party.”

A 29-year-old Peabody woman will be summonsed on charges including driving with a revoked registration and no insurance after a stop on Central Street at 2:10 p.m.

A Jordan Road driver complained of vandalism, a damaged window, to a vehicle parked in front of the house at 2:44 p.m.

Police received a report at 6:20 p.m. that a manager at P. F. Chang’s China Bistro at the Northshore Mall “stole $5,000 in the past few months.” Police are following up.

A pedestrian was taken to Salem Hospital at 6:44 p.m. after getting a leg stuck in a grate at Leather City Commons.

Craig M. Hyde, 28, 252 Newbury St., Peabody, was arrested at 8:02 p.m. on charges of marked lane violations and drunken driving after a previous conviction, at Wilson Square. Police had responded to an accident.


Police responded at 11:10 a.m. to a complaint of a road rage incident at Driscoll and Collins streets.



A briefcase and wool coat were reported missing after a car was broken into on Franklin Street. The property was later found in the parking lot of the Old North Church.

The driver of a white van earned a citation for leaving the scene after striking a parked car on Atlantic Avenue. Police shadowed him across the town line where he was stopped by the Swampscott Police.



A woman on Washington Street complained to police at 4:32 p.m. about a stranger who “walked up to her motor vehicle and started to yell at her for no reason.” He was gone before police got there.

It was a civil matter, police said, but they advised a landlord on Endicott Street that if his tenant was behind in her rent, he could not simply take her keys and tell her to leave. “He has to go through the correct legal channels,” they said.

Jason Earle Brown, 30, of 99 Broadway, Salem, was arrested at 9:39 p.m. on Broadway by Salem State Police on charges of assault and battery on an elderly or disabled person, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Loud noises on Palmer Street at 10:43 p.m. will result in a man being summonsed for “wanton destruction.” The man had gone to the door of the woman upstairs to complain about the noise. He knocked. And later, he admitted to police, “he knocked too hard, which resulted in the door cracking,” according to the police log.


Two Toyota owners involved in an accident with injuries at Boston and Proctor streets told two different stories, according to the log at 8:07 a.m. The Camry driver told police the Corolla driver was trying to pass her when she “tapped” her brakes and was rear-ended by the Corolla. But the Corolla driver said the Camry “abruptly applied her brakes and stopped short,” so a collision was unavoidable. A bystander backed the latter story, but did not stay around long enough for police to get his name.

A past domestic assault and battery was logged at Highland Avenue at 10:08 a.m.

It’s happened before — a man told police his car keys were stolen from the men’s locker room at the YMCA on Leggs Hill Road. When he went to his car with a spare key, his money clip had been stolen from the vehicle, according to the log at 10:10 a.m.

Police reported “neighbors fighting over garland” on Palmer Street at 1:47 p.m.. A resident suspected a neighbor of knocking a bit of garland off her door following an argument. The neighbor denied it.

A woman who dropped her iPhone in Periwinkles’ parking lot called the number and got a woman who said she “was going to return it to Periwinkles,” according to the log at 1:47 p.m. As she waited, police advised the owner to call the phone provider and use GPS to locate the phone.

A man spotted a bicycle chained to a guardrail at the welfare office that he believes is the one stolen from him in Lynn last month. He showed police a photo of him on the bike and they observed “it appears to be the same bike.” But the current owner replied that he’s owned the bike for two years. Police took down the bike’s serial number and advised the first man to get his receipt to see if the numbers match.

Police investigated an apparent break-in on Lafayette Street at 3 p.m. A door was kicked in and the bedroom was in disarray.

A Tewksbury man was arrested on outstanding warrants from Salem, Lynn and Malden after he and a woman were accused of shoplifting at the Highland Avenue Walmart at 4:09 p.m.

A case worker’s concern over a man who hadn’t been heard from all week led police to a Boston Street apartment and a confrontation with a white and tan pit bull, according to the log at 4:51 p.m.. A call to the animal control officer proved fruitless, so the dog was controlled by police through its harness. Patrolmen Dennis Luti and Sgt. Bill Jennings searched the apartment, finding it “in total disarray. The dog tore apart the apartment.” The missing man wasn’t found. The dog was sent to Danvers Animal Hospital leaving on the back seat of the cruiser “a puddle of blood.” The animal control officer will investigate.

No one expects people to “Remember, remember the 5th of November” around here. (It’s a British thing.) But a business on Essex Street complained at 5:15 p.m. about kids wearing Guy Fawkes masks banging on the window and opening “the door to the business” to yell an obscenity. “One boy was described as blond with a bowl type haircut and the two others were darker skinned.” Police advised a call if they return.