, Salem, MA

March 16, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A Ruth Avenue man reported that a man in a red vehicle followed his two daughters home from Paul Avenue. An officer determined that the man did not speak to or approach the juveniles; police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Police responded to the Northshore Mall after a 3:08 p.m. report that a 2001 Ford Taurus had struck a wall there. The driver, identified as Alexander Mavroules, 89, of Peabody, refused medical treatment, and the vehicle was towed to his residence.

A white man, about 30 to 40 years old and wearing a black jacket, stole a toy helicopter from 7-Eleven at 23 Newbury St. and fled in back of a nearby restaurant, according to a 6:11 p.m. log item.


A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked at iParty at 300 Andover St., according to a 10:39 a.m. report.



Police received a 4:48 p.m. report that a baby was locked inside a car at 91 Herrick St., but police reported that OnStar had remotely unlocked it before they arrived.

An officer conducted a well-being check on a woman at 245 Cabot St. at 7:53 p.m. and determined “party was fine, lounging on couch.”

A 10:17 p.m. report of a burglary in which a front door had been kicked in brought police to 705 Manor Road.


Police received an 11:54 a.m. report that a firearm had been discharged inside the building at 27 Cabot St. Officer Mike Boccuzzi said in an email that a licensed firearms owner had secured a weapon in a holster prior to going to a firing range and that his girlfriend had moved it, “causing an accidental discharge.” The incident happened on Sunday and was reported by the landlord of the building, he said. Nobody was reported injured.



A Salem Street man reported that an MBTA bus “sits running in front of his residence” every morning and “wakes up his infant.” Police wrote: “Caller also states that bus is blocking lane of travel.”

Police conducted enforcement on Burpee Road at 1:15 p.m. after a complaint of speeders on the street, but no violations were found.

A call reported “annoying” youths were riding around the neighborhood of Foster Road on a scooter at 3:43 p.m., but police were unable to locate them.


A Phillips Beach Avenue woman reported a suspicious man was in her backyard at 12:40 a.m. Police didn’t report finding anything.



A Meadow Street woman reported at 6:06 p.m. that kids had found knives without handles in her yard. Police took them for destruction.


Police received a 12:42 a.m. report that a man was making “general threats” in front of the Gulu-Gulu Cafe at 247 Essex St. When a woman went to confront him, the man began to yell “burn in hell,” according to the report. Police sent the man on his way.

A man entered Village Tavern at 168 Essex St. after closing time and requested a water, then went outside, knocked over a large ashtray and refused to leave, according to a 1:18 a.m. log item. Police arrested Nasie Ferderer, 43, homeless, on charges of disorderly conduct and giving a false name to an officer.

Policed responded to 60 Washington St. after a 9:07 a.m. report that somebody was sleeping on the side of Tabernacle Church. Police advised the woman to go to a homeless shelter.

A man reported at 9:31 a.m. that a 10- to 12-inch piece of exhaust pipe had been sawed off the undercarriage of his vehicle while it was parked near 309 Bridge St.

A residence at 104 Lafayette had been burglarized, according to a 10:49 a.m. report.

Police “strongly advised” a woman to stay away from her ex-boyfriend’s residence after responding to a 1:58 p.m. report that someone was banging on the door of 198 Loring Ave.

A Settlers Way woman reported at 2:25 p.m. that her medical bracelet and other items had been sold to a local pawn shop. The woman said “she hasn’t worn the items for some time and could only think of one company that had access to her home recently,” according to the log.

Police received a 2:43 p.m. report that a screen door on Becket Street had been kicked in and arrested Michael Ball, 24, of 10 Becket St., Salem, on charges of disorderly conduct and threatening to commit a crime.

A 3:05 p.m. report of smoke coming from a residence brought police and the Fire Department to 5 Rand Road, where firefighters determined that it was a boiler issue.

A 3:08 p.m. report of shoplifting at The Home Depot at 50 Traders Way resulted in the arrest of Christine Fowler, 42, of 12 Palmer St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.



Police conducted a traffic stop at Holten and Charles streets at 10:01 p.m. and arrested Sean Devoe, 32, of 63 Holten St., Danvers, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a stop sign violation.


A 7:47 a.m. traffic stop at 150 Hobart St. resulted in the arrest of William Coburn, 39, of 50 S. Common St., Lynn, on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding.