, Salem, MA

October 10, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 11:14 a.m. report that a man in a Halloween mask had approached a pharmacist on Atlantic Avenue and then left the store. Workers were advised to call 911 if he returned.

A Chestnut Street woman reported at 4:05 p.m. that while she tried to work on a piece of her land, a neighbor who had been harassing her said, “You’re a freak and I’m going to get you.”

An Atlantic Avenue caller reported a small child “alone on the wall crawling” at 4:17 p.m. A responding officer was unable to locate anything amiss in the area. Police later wrote: “It’s the Halloween decorations the family has put out.”

Police received a 6:19 p.m. report from a woman on Broughton Road who said her mother was driving drunk and had stolen $100 from her. Police were unable to locate the vehicle but determined later, “Everything is OK.”

A Village Street man reported “what he thought was 10 shots” at 9:37 p.m. A second caller from the area reported seeing a fireworks display around the same time.


Police received a 5:34 p.m. report of an ongoing dispute between Hammond Place neighbors regarding their property lines. “Today, they were arguing about one raking leaves on the other’s property,” police wrote.



Police responded to a 5:20 p.m. report of shoplifting at LensCrafters at the Northshore Mall and arrested David Sullivan, 52, of 1 Pond St., Winthrop.

A Wheatland Street woman reported at 10:52 p.m. that her son was high and “banging at the back door trying to get in the house.” Officers responded but were unable to locate him.



Seats were reported stolen from a vehicle at 54 Oak St. at 10:59 a.m.

A man at 12 New Balch St. called police to remove his son at 7:55 p.m. Police arrested the 29-year-old on a warrant.


Police dispersed approximately 100 Endicott students from a party at 4 Silver Court, according to a 12:18 a.m. report.

A 12:34 a.m. report of an unwanted person at 91 Herrick St. resulted in the arrest of Nicholas Meserve, 19, homeless, on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was also the subject of two Salem warrants.

A report that somebody had stolen 15 cans of baby formula and diapers brought police to a store at 224 Elliott St. at 12:31 p.m.



An officer on patrol at the Forest River Park was approached at 6:07 p.m. by a woman who said “a Middle Eastern man asked her to help him with his daughter and pointed to a wooded area with rocks.” The woman reportedly “told the male no and walked away.” The officer searched the park and found the man, who explained his daughter had twisted her ankle and he had asked the woman for help in getting her to the car.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Bridge Street and the bypass road at 7:43 p.m. and arrested Kory Lance Almand, 29, of 26 Lafayette St., Portsmouth, N.H., on charges of illegal possession of a Class A substance and trafficking in cocaine. An officer said Almand was found to be in possession of 27 grams of cocaine.

A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a motor vehicle at Broadway and Charles Street, according to a 10:11 p.m. report. The driver told police she hadn’t seen the woman, who was reportedly wearing all black and was transported to Salem Hospital.


A 1:29 a.m. report of a man yelling at a woman on Derby Street resulted in the arrest of Craig Marciano, 26, of 37 Maple Ave., Woburn, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received a 2:15 p.m. report of attempted break-in at a residence on Andrew Street. “Victim reported she was in her bedroom napping when her dog started barking, she heard something at the window, and pulled the curtain to the side and saw a male party,” police wrote. “She stated she never saw his face, just two white hands pushing up the screen from the bottom.” The man reportedly fled toward Andrew Street. Nothing was taken in the incident.



A two-car accident on Elliott Street was reported at 7:36 p.m. No injuries were reported.


Police received a 4:44 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 45 Purchase St.