, Salem, MA

June 22, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A resident at 4 Wiseman Drive reported at 4:17 p.m. that a man who was wearing no shirt and was with a small child was trying to break into his car and house. Police responded and arrested Scott W. Bridge, 29, of 22 Buxton Lane, Peabody. Bridge was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, two counts of attempt to commit a crime, and assault and battery on ambulance personnel. Police notified the state Department of Children and Families about the child.

Police said they will summon a Saugus woman on charges of driving with a suspended license.

A male was taken to the hospital after falling off his bicycle on Howley Street at around 6:30 p.m.

A 6-year-old boy who was reported missing at 7:10 p.m. was found by police on Downing Road and reunited with his family.

Police received a report of a person slumped over the wheel in a white pickup truck at the Luso-American Credit Union on Tremont Street. Police said the man was checking his email and was fine.

Police said they will summon a Peabody man on charges of driving while not being duly licensed.

A caller reported hearing three loud explosions at 10:24 p.m. in the area of Jubilee Drive. An officer checked the area and could not locate the source of the explosions.


A YMCA employee told police at 9:54 a.m. that a dog had been left in a car with the windows up. Police spoke to the vehicle’s owner.

A Peterson Road resident complained to police that two foxes were living on his property. Police told him to call Mass Wildlife.

Police received a report of a German shepherd puppy locked in a crate inside a motor vehicle outside Nordstrom at the Northshore Mall.

A caller told police that his dog was attacked by two boxers in the area of Reed Road and that the dogs were on the loose. The animal control officer issued a $100 citation and a quarantine order to the dogs’ owner, Adam Zdanwich of 31 Trask Road, Peabody. Police said it was the third incident in the last month involving the dogs.



Officers assigned to the special response unit arrested two people while conducting a patrol in the rear of the Wendy’s parking lot on Lafayette Street. Keaton W. Heckman, 24, of Wakefield, listed as homeless, was arrested at 4:53 p.m. and charged with illegal possession of a Class A substance, illegal possession of a Class E substance, being a disorderly person and resisting arrest. Cassandra Lee Aylward, 23, of 203 Bartholomew St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with driving after license suspension and being knowingly present at a place where heroin is kept.

An MBTA train conductor called police at 5:19 p.m. to express concern for the safety of a female sitting close to the railroad tracks under the Jefferson Avenue overpass. Police arrested the female, who is a juvenile, and charged her with trespassing.

A Salem man was issued a $100 noise violation fine at 10:13 p.m. after police responded to his Aborn Street residence for the second time due to complaints about loud music.


Police went to Swampscott Road at 10:34 a.m. on a report of a man waving a knife. The man told police he was just making a path through overgrown weeds on the sidewalk. Police advised him of the city’s knife ordinance.

A man told police that somebody stole nine Grateful Dead CDs and a prescription bottle of Klonopin from his parked car on Hathorne Street.



Police responded to a 5:33 p.m. report of a car into a building at Carter’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry on Route 114. There were no reported injuries.

Police received a report at 6:02 p.m. of a suspicious man smoking a silver pipe in the area of Kent Street. A search turned up negative.

Sean Devoe, 32, of 63 Holten St., Danvers, was arrested at 11:36 p.m. at Holten and Wadsworth streets and charged with unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, driving to endanger, and a lane violation.


Justin Shairs, 20, of 107 Elliott St., Danvers, was arrested at 2:54 p.m. and charged with resisting arrest, breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, and larceny over $250.



Police received a report at 4:54 p.m. of a possible rabid fox in the area of Crosby Avenue. The animal control officer has the animal, police said.

An officer was sent to observe the “high crash” area of Cabot and Dodge streets near Henry’s Market between the peak commuter hours of 5 to 6 p.m. The officer noted that traffic backed up several times onto Route 128, “creating a possible future hazard on 128 North.”


Police called AAA at 9:39 a.m. to free a 3-year-old child locked in a car on Elliott Street.



Three people were taken to the hospital and one driver was issued a citation after an accident on Essex Street at 8:28 a.m.

Police notified the harbormaster that a kayak had been found off shore. The harbormaster reported that the owner came forward and said the kayak had gotten loose from its mooring.


Police responded to a 6:58 a.m. report of a man sleeping at the train station with his shirt pulled up over his head. The man told police he was waiting for a train.



A Rowland Street resident told police that a car speeds up her street every day around 8 a.m. and that she has yelled at the driver to slow down. Today the driver intentionally sped up as she passed the resident, who was loading her kids in the car. Police called the driver and told her to be mindful of the speed limit.

A woman told police she was driving on Atlantic Avenue when a truck in front of her struck a tree limb, causing it to fall and strike the passenger side of her vehicle, where her son was sitting. Police notified the tree warden to look at the tree’s low branches.