, Salem, MA

November 13, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A 1:26 p.m. report that somebody was “screaming and throwing stuff around the apartment” during a dispute brought police to a Pleasant Street address, but they were unable to locate anything amiss. An officer wrote: “Spoke to three different tenants, and no one is exactly [sure] where it was coming from. No answer at the apartment the calling party thought it was coming from. Tenants were advised to call back if it starts up again.”


Police received a 5:56 a.m. 911 call during which a child could be heard crying and a woman saying, “I’m not going to hurt you anymore.” Police wrote later: “Child was the one who called, back and forth between the two, ironed out.”



Police were unable to locate a pit bull that was reported to be tied to a tree at 43 Foster St. at 2:37 p.m.

A 5:34 p.m. report that a vehicle had struck a parked car brought police to 101 Central St. Subsequently arrested was Salyblue Tony Reach, 30, of 10 Birch Pond Road, Saugus, on charges of drunken driving, second offense, and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Police were unable to locate two males who were reported to be fighting and threatening to kill each other on  Bartholomew Street at 6:42 p.m.


A Brooksby Village Drive woman was transported to Salem Hospital after a 5:40 a.m. report that she had fallen and struck her head.

Police received a 9:28 a.m. report that two vehicles had been broken into at 2 Amanda Way. Hair clippers and $80 in cash were stolen from one; a phone charger and $20 was stolen from the other.

A vehicle at 121 Bartholomew St. had been broken into and five oxycodone pills stolen from inside, according to an 11:04 a.m. report.

An 86-year-old woman was transported to Lahey hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the building at 8 Essex Center Drive shortly before 1 p.m., according the log and an interview with an officer. It was unclear what caused the woman to lose control of her vehicle, but the officer said she apparently crossed a parking lot before driving into the building. The section of the building she drove into was vacant, and nobody else was injured.

Police received a 1:20 p.m. report of a road-rage incident on Crowninshield Street during which “a cheeseburger was thrown back and forth between operators.”



The manager of CVS on Paradise Road reported at 3:53 a.m. that a tall man had been seen running from the store with a package and then heading toward Lynn in a vehicle. Police didn’t report finding him.



Police received a 10:27 p.m. request to the check the well-being of somebody on Essex Street. An officer wrote later: “Party walking to the store to buy cigarettes. All is fine.”

An 11:31 p.m. report of suspicious activity on Cabot Street near the Salem line led to the arrest of Liam R. MacKenzie, 24, of 26 West Dane St., Beverly, on a charge of possession of a class C drug.


A 12:47 a.m. 911 call during which yelling could be heard brought police to 7 Rantoul St. Police wrote: “20+ units in building — all appear in darkness. No answer on the call back or any further info on unit name or number. All appears quiet.”

Police responded to a 1:05 p.m. report that an apartment had been broken into at 31 Home St. Subsequently arrested was Adam P. Shairs, 30, of 14 Union St., Beverly, on charges of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of threatening to commit a crime, receiving stolen property over $250 and possession of a class B drug.

The animal control officer struck a fire hydrant while driving on Endicott street, according to a 2:11 p.m. log item.

Police received a 2:58 p.m. report that a man’s wife was being held against her will somewhere near Essex and Cedar streets, but police wrote later that she “said that she was at this apartment of a friend of her own free will and did not want to leave.”



An Essex Street woman reported at 7:07 p.m. that someone had knocked on her front door three times and that she’d received “phone calls with no one on the other line.” Police wrote: “This is one of several calls to that address over the past weeks concerning someone knocking on the door. On all occasions, no one was in the area.”

An 11:54 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 32 Nursery St., where they determined a woman had been upset with her son “because he was playing music that she thought was too loud.” The son agreed to turn it off for the night.


A 2:50 p.m. report of a suspicious person brought police to Memorial Drive. An officer wrote later: “Unit 21 responded, found party in question, he was checked out and sent on his way, was just sitting in his car.”



Police received a 9:17 a.m. report that a vehicle had been broken into at 97 Maple St.