, Salem, MA

February 20, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


An Evans Road woman reported receiving harassing emails from her ex-spouse at 5:56 p.m.

Police responded to a 7:49 p.m. report that a person on Humphrey Street had seen a youth tag a mailbox and then run toward Swampscott. An officer subsequently arrested a 14-year-old on a charge of possession to distribute of a Class D drug and a 15-year-old on charges of defacing property and tagging property.


An “adult tricycle” went missing from Powder House Court, according to an 8:40 a.m. report.


A traffic sign had been “spun around” and cars were attempting to go the wrong way on Washington Street, according to a 9:56 p.m. report. “Sign fixed,” an officer wrote later.



A window was smashed at 3 Andover Road, according to a 6:57 a.m. report.


An 8:07 a.m. report of a possible jumper “in a devil costume” brought Beverly and Salem police to the Veterans Memorial Bridge, where they determined that a woman in a Viking-style helmet was “watching the sunrise” and was fine.



Police responded to 266 Newbury St. after a 9:33 p.m. report that a half-dozen men were banging at somebody’s door, but they were unable to locate the group.


Police responded to a 4:15 a.m. report that a person was wrapped in a blanket and sleeping in the backyard of 11 Tanners Court. “Officers spoke to party and explained that he needed to sleep elsewhere,” police wrote.

A man was transported to Salem Hospital after a 7:11 a.m. report that someone was passed out in a snowbank at 4 Fairview Ave. “with blood on him.”

A DVD player and GPS were stolen from an unlocked vehicle at 84 Aborn St., according to an 11:44 a.m. report.



After a 4:05 p.m. report of a minor accident in the Market Basket parking lot at 227 Highland Ave., police arrested Alfredo Villacinda, 24, of 23 Albany St., Lynn, on a charge of operating a vehicle without a license.

A 10:05 p.m. report of a man yelling in the area of Harbor and Congress streets resulted in the arrest of Edward McCusker, 30, of 233 Lafayette St., Salem, on a charge of disturbing the peace.

The “Diamond Engagement Ring” and “Snowy Owl” ice sculptures at the Essex Street mall were recently damaged, according to a 10:29 p.m. report.

A Pierpont Street man reported that someone had shot BBs through his car windows at 10:42 p.m.


Police responded to 257 Washington St. after a 1:15 a.m. report of a woman “crying in the street” and determined that the woman’s purse had been grabbed and stolen by an unknown man, whom they were subsequently unable to locate.

Police responded to a 12:26 p.m. report of an accident at Lafayette and Leavitt streets and arrested Larry Brison, 54, of 11 Grant St., Lynn, on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger and a marked lanes violation. An officer said Brison crashed into a parked car, propelling it into another vehicle. There were no reported injuries.

A person will be summonsed on a charge of malicious destruction of personal property under $250 after police responded to a 1:43 p.m. report that somebody at 53 Barstow St. had been assaulted by a neighbor with a shovel.

A woman was transported to Salem Hospital with facial lacerations and back pain after her vehicle struck a telephone pole near the Kernwood Country Club, 1 Kernwood St., around 7:40 p.m. A firefighter said the woman was wearing a seat belt and that both air bags had deployed during the accident. There was no entrapment.



A GPS was stolen from a vehicle parked at the Knights Inn, 225 Newbury St., according to a 7:11 p.m. report.


Two gunshots were reported at 6 Paulette Drive at 3:39 p.m. An officer was unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.



Residents of a Gregory Street building were evacuated around 9 p.m. after a report of a water main break.