, Salem, MA

January 3, 2013


The Salem News

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At 7:45 p.m., an officer on Pope Street arrested Luis Rodriguez, 29, of 12 Pope St., Salem, on a charge of violating a protective order.

A 9:55 p.m. report of a disturbance on Salem Street resulted in the arrest of Dane Mullin, 26, of 27 Salem St., Salem, on charges of domestic assault and battery and disturbing the peace.


Police responded to a 9:32 a.m. report that a man stole a pipe from the side of the DPW building on Jefferson Avenue and took it down the street to a recycling center. An officer found the man and informed him that the pipe belonged to the DPW. “It should be noted there were no signs or markings indicating the area was city property,” an officer wrote.

More than $5,000 in copper wiring was stolen from a home on Scotia Street the previous Friday or Saturday, according to a 10:22 a.m. report from a contractor.

A Fowler Street woman reported at 11:01 a.m. that two packages had been stolen after they were delivered to her residence.

A 1 p.m. report from an MBTA bus at Congress and Peabody streets resulted in the arrest of Edwin Colon, 34, of 117 Loring Ave., Salem, on a charge of violating a protective order.

Police received a 1:36 p.m. report of a “trash picker” on Cavendish Circle.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 2:42 p.m. report that a bird near 52 Orne St. had “its feet stuck below the ice and was not able to get out” but determined that the goose was mobile. Police reported that the bird might have had a minor injury and would be monitored by the Animal Rescue League of Boston over the next few days.

MBTA train service was halted for roughly 20 minutes around 8:30 p.m. after police received a report that a dog had been struck by a train, Lt. Mary Butler said. Police had previously received a report of a dog running inbound on the bridge from Beverly, and then a report that two people were seen chasing it. Butler said the trains were stopped to make sure no one was on the tracks or injured and cleared to continue after officers searched the area.



A caller from a real estate office on Atlantic Avenue reported at 9:03 a.m. that a husky man with silver hair and sweatpants was “making them nervous by walking back and forth.” Police determined the man had dropped his phone the night before and was looking for its battery.


A woman at Orne Street and Doaks Lane reported at 11:52 a.m. that contractors were working in the area and “ruining this good day.” Police were unable to locate them.



Police received a 1:14 a.m. report of a loud stereo and banging at an apartment at 321 Cabot St.

A 2:37 a.m. report of a man looking into vehicles brought officers to Cabot and Pond streets, where they found no signs that any cars had been burglarized.

Police received a 9:54 a.m. report that a couple were arguing over who should take out the trash at 15 Tossa Terrace and arrested Atlee Greene, 61, of the same address, on a charge of assault and battery.

A light pole fell into the street at 295 Cabot St., according to a 1:45 p.m. report. Police contacted the DPW.



An officer responded to a 2:04 p.m. report of a silver Jeep with flat tires that had been parked on Hancock Street “for two months” and determined that the vehicle was legally parked, properly registered and did not have any flat tires.

A 20-year-old Peabody man who was transported to Lahey Clinic after a 5:25 p.m. report of an overdose at 3 Ledgewood Way. He will be summonsed on a charge of possession of a Class A drug.

A man was evaluated by emergency personnel after a 9:26 p.m. report of “nail polish in his eyes” at CVS at 174 Main St. No further information was available.


Richard Zeuli, 41, of 12 St. Ann’s Ave., Peabody, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation after an accident at 52 County St. around 12:15 a.m. No injuries were reported.