, Salem, MA

January 31, 2013


The Salem News

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A Laurel Street woman reported a possible ID theft attempt at 11:21 a.m. She said she had received a letter saying her application to open a credit card had been denied because she spelled her name wrong and used the wrong date of birth.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 12:40 p.m. report of a malfunctioning pellet stove on Amherst Road. “Caller thinks house is on fire because he unplugged the pellet stove and there was still smoke coming from it,” police wrote. No fire was reported.

A Pleasant Street man reported at 4:37 p.m. that a company had called him stating that he won money. “He states the company also told him they will be coming to his house this afternoon,” an officer wrote. Police advised him to call back if the company showed up.



A woman turned over keys she found in the front door of a business at 311 Rantoul St., according to a 12:02 p.m. report.



A female employee of Starbucks at the Northshore Mall got her hand stuck in a coffee machine while she was trying to clean it, according to Lt. Arthur Yeo. The incident was reported to police around 9:30 p.m. Ambulance personnel were able to free her hand, and the worker refused further medical attention.


A Warren Street man reported at 12:03 a.m. that his downstairs neighbors had “a foul smell coming from their apartment, possibly marijuana.”

Police received a 9:21 a.m. report of a person in the middle of Browns Pond across from Bowen Road. An officer advised the person about safety concerns regarding the ice.

The sliding-glass door of a house on Shore Drive was broken, and cash, an iPad and jewelry were taken from inside, according to a 9:56 p.m. report.

Police conducted a traffic stop at 70 Cedar Grove Ave. at 10:20 a.m. and arrested Miguel Peguero, 19, of 107 Lynn St., Apt. 1, Peabody, on charges of two counts of possession of a Class B drug.

A Northend Street woman reported at 11:04 a.m. that her neighbors were stealing electricity from her via an extension cord. An officer reported that the cord had been removed by the time he arrived and that it was an ongoing problem.

Police received a 1:51 p.m. report that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation was unable to remove a sea gull from traffic at 256 Newbury St. because it wasn’t deceased. The animal was transported to Borash Veterinary Clinic.



Police responded to a 5:05 p.m. report of suspicious motor vehicles at 14 Conners Road and determined that a woman was teaching her son to drive.

A 5:53 p.m. report of a dispute between a mother and daughter brought police to Sewall Street.

Officers saw a man with an active warrant walk into Walgreens at 29 New Derby St. at 6:28 p.m. and arrested him as he left, finding items he had just stolen from the store as they did, according to the log. Daniel Lee Nason, 56, of 296 Washington St., Salem, was charged with shoplifting and illegal possession of a Class B substance, in addition to the warrant.

A Lynde Street man reported at 7:18 p.m. that his PlayStation 2 and 15 DVDs had been stolen from his residence after he went to the store and didn’t lock his back door.


A maintenance worker was slightly injured during a fire in the smokestack at Salem Hospital, according to Deputy fire Chief James Lynch. Firefighters responded to the boiler room of the hospital around 1 p.m. and determined that maintenance personnel had already used extinguishers on the fire, which somehow ignited in an oil buildup inside the stack. It was unclear how the worker was injured. He went to the hospital’s emergency room.

A 2:46 p.m. report of a shoplifter brought police to 227 Highland Ave. Wendy Boulay, 40, of 61 Country St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of larceny of property over $250.

Police responded to a 2:48 p.m. report of a domestic dispute between sisters on Beaver Street and arrested Samantha Jansky, 22, of 9 Mill St., Beverly, on charges of two counts of aggravated assault and battery. Lt. Scott Englehardt said Janksy was arguing with her mother when her pregnant sister intervened; Jansky allegedly shoved her sister and pulled her hair.



Police received a 12:05 p.m. report of an attempted larceny of downspouts at St. Mary Church, 24 Conant St.

Somebody lost $500 at Sports Authority, 100 Independence Way, according to a 3:29 p.m. report.

A 3:35 p.m. report of a man in handcuffs brought police to Denny’s at 152 Endicott St., but an officer later called the report “unfounded.”



A man in his 20s was transported to Salem Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle at Burrill and Essex Streets around 9 p.m., according to an officer.