, Salem, MA

June 19, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A man reported at 7:54 a.m. that he had found a “battery hooked onto some type of circuit board” in back of a building on Community Road. An officer determined it was an electronic cigarette component.

A 10:20 a.m. report of an abuse prevention order violation on State Street resulted in the arrest of James Thompson, 18, of 23 State St., Apt 4, Marblehead, on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

A Merritt Street man reported at 11:25 a.m. that a tractor-trailer truck had struck his house. Police wrote later: “Truck driver denies hitting house, no visible damage on the house or truck.”

Police were unable to locate an “aggressive driver” who was reported to be on Atlantic Avenue at 3:14 p.m.



A 51-year-old woman was transported to North Shore Medical Center after her scooter fell off a curb while she was trying to back it up near the post office on Essex Center Drive, according to a 4:36 p.m. report.

Police were unable to locate an ATV that was reported to be “racing in the street” at Henrietta Road and Pulver Drive at 5:04 p.m.

Police responded to a 5:52 p.m. report that a snapping turtle was causing traffic problems near 636 Lowell St., but they were unable to locate the animal.

Police received a 6:46 p.m. report that a white 4-door vehicle with Rhode Island plates had flashed a blue-and-white light at a motorist in an attempt to “get her to pull over” on Allens Lane. The woman drove away from the vehicle, and it continued onto 128 north or 95 north, according to the log. Police were unable to locate it.

A Washington Street resident reported at 7:12 p.m. that a snow blower and two lawn mowers had been stolen.

A 7:16 p.m. report that somebody was sleeping in a vehicle brought police to 1 Fenton St. Police wrote: “Male became homeless yesterday. Will make other arrangements.”

Police received an 8:52 p.m. report that a female had been bitten by a dog near Lowell and Carpenter streets. An officer subsequently determined the woman had been knocked over by the dog but not bitten. “She has no injuries,” wrote police. “Clothes were damaged in the incident. Dog owner will reimburse her for the clothes.”


Police responded to a 12:32 a.m. report of a disturbance at 88 Endicott St. and subsequently arrested David Mirabal, 24, of 8 Sherman St., Apt. 2, Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and battery and breaking and entering for misdemeanor.

A 14-year-old child on Perley Avenue “will not get out of bed to go to school,” according to a 6:23 a.m. report. Police wrote later: “Mother called back ... she will bring the child to school on her own.”

An officer determined homeless people had been setting up an overnight camp near 34 Railroad Ave. after an 8:52 a.m. report of a “suspicious odor in the area.”

An 18-year-old woman was transported to Boston Children’s Hospital via ambulance after an 11:52 a.m. report that she had burned herself while cooking.

Tools had been stolen from a garage on Driscoll Street, according to a 12:17 a.m. report.



Police responded to a 12:13 a.m. report of fight in the street at Park and Riverside streets, but an officer was unable to locate anything suspicious in that area.

Somebody reported at 9:30 a.m. that an object had been stuffed into a vehicle’s tail pipe at 5 Wayland Road.

Police received a 1:24 p.m. report that luggage had been left on the side of the road at Elliott and Chase streets.

A bartender at a 278 Rantoul St. business seized a man’s New York license “believing it was fake,” according to a 9:01 p.m. log item. The license was subsequently returned to the man.

A 9:46 p.m. report of a fight in an apartment brought officers to 325 Cabot St., where they determined there was no disturbance. “Nelson was on the phone with a friend,” police wrote.

Police responded to 352 Cabot St. at 9:50 p.m. for a well-being check of a man and his baby, according to the log. Police wrote: “Man wished for police to provide a DNA test to determine if his baby was actually his. He was shocked to hear that the police do not provide that service and more surprised to hear that he might have to pay for such a test.”


A 12:57 a.m. report that a plane hadn’t checked in with the tower brought police and the Fire Department to the Beverly Airport, but an officer later determined everything was OK. Police wrote later: “Pilot called and checked in.”

A Poland Springs truck clipped the mirror of a vehicle at 272 Cabot St., according to a 10:13 a.m. report.



Police received an 11:07 a.m. report that a vehicle had been stolen from nearby 44 Humphrey St., but police later determined it had only been “misplaced.”

A vehicle at 281 Humphrey St. had been vandalized with graffiti, according to a 7:32 p.m. report.

A woman reported at 10:57 p.m. that two cats had attacked her dog while she was walking it on Andrew Road the previous Friday. The dog “suffered bites which eventually required vet visit,” police wrote.



A Grove Street man reported at 7:54 p.m. that several items had gone missing from his room. “No signs of forced entry were noted,” wrote police. “Victim related the apartment door was unlocked upon his return. The apartment was untouched other than the missing items.”

Police took an intoxicated woman into protective custody after an 8:12 p.m. report that she was laid out and sleeping on rocks near 50 Traders Way.

An 8:18 p.m. report that a man was yelling in the street brought officers to 45 Hancock St., where they witnessed him fall off his bicycle. They spoke to the man and determined he was intoxicated and had been having a verbal dispute with his girlfriend and her mother. Police determined the girlfriend was “just as intoxicated” as the man and took both into protective custody.

A 9:17 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance between sisters brought police to a Sophia Road address. Subsequently arrested was Dakota Lee Deroin, 17, of 6 Sophia Road, Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery by dangerous weapon.


Police received a 10:26 a.m. report that a man who had his Planet Fitness membership canceled “due to his behavior” had called the Traders Way business later and stated, “I’m gonna find you and get you hahaha.”

Police were unable to locate two male undesirables who were reported to be panhandling in the area of 252 Essex St. at 11:14 a.m.

A 1:45 p.m. report that money had been stolen from 2 Central St. resulted in the arrest of James Philip Jackson, 47, homeless, on a charge of larceny from a building. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.



Police received an 8:44 a.m. report that a vehicle had possibly struck a stone wall at Locust and Wenham streets, but police were unable to locate anything amiss in that area.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a three-car crash on Elliott Street near Route 128 shortly before 6:30 p.m. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to pop open a door, but there were no major injuries, a dispatcher said.