, Salem, MA

March 19, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Lindbergh Road man reported at 9:31 a.m. that he believed a snowplow driver had stolen his basketball hoop.

Police received a 9:14 p.m. report that two possibly intoxicated high school-age girls had fallen out of a white pickup truck on Bessom Street. Police were unable to locate them.

The Fire Department extinguished a small car fire on Knight Avenue, according to an 11:44 p.m. report. The vehicle was subsequently towed.


A Ridge Road resident called 911 at 11:27 a.m. to ask “what day it was and then what time it was” after a power outage in the area reset clocks. Police wrote: “Confirmed that it was Sunday and the time of day.”

Police fielded a 12:51 p.m. report that a Carol Road resident had received a scam phone call saying “they were in trouble with the FBI.”



Police received a 1:23 p.m. report that kids were throwing water balloons in the area of Rantoul and School streets, but an officer was unable to locate them.

A 2:27 p.m. report of a young girl walking with a suitcase brought police to McKay Street and Colgate Road, where it was determined that she was heading home from a sleepover.

A man ran from the backyard area of 10 Atlantic Ave. after being confronted by a homeowner there around 6:10 p.m. “Nothing appeared to be vandalized or broken into at this time,” police wrote.

At 10:57 p.m., an officer on Cabot Street arrested Lauren House, 20, of 9 Day Ave., Danvers, on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol.

At 11:14 p.m., an officer on Cabot Street arrested Thomas Wagoner, 22, of 18 Hillcrest Road, Danvers, on charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.



A 68-year-old Danvers man was transported to Beverly Hospital after a 2:23 p.m. report that he had fallen and hit his head on a sidewalk at the Northshore Mall.

Police received a 5:08 p.m. report that somebody had heard three gunshots on Pleasant Street, but an officer later called the report “unfounded.”

A 5:37 p.m. report of shoplifting at Sears at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of Luis Roblero, 24, of 36 Oak St., Peabody, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.


A Coleman Street man reported at 9:09 a.m. that somebody had opened a cellphone account in his 4-year-old daughter’s name.

A 12:04 p.m. report of a disturbance between two men in a parking lot at 71 Wallis St. resulted in the arrest of Dennis Anthony Burke, 46, of 5 McIntire Court, Apt. 2, Peabody, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Police responded to a 12:09 p.m. report that a chimney on Washington Street had fallen down and onto a fence. An officer determined that a second chimney “may be ready to come down,” too, and said the property owner was going to hire a contractor to secure it.



Police received an 8:05 p.m. report of a domestic dispute on Puritan Road over a husband’s affair. “She threw water at him and he grabbed her,” police wrote. “Female does not feel safe inside with her husband and was instructed to go outside to her vehicle and lock herself in until police arrive.” Police subsequently advised both people of their rights.

Police received a report of “Twitter account improprieties” and a “verbal confrontation at high school event” from a Phillips Beach Avenue caller at 11:09 p.m.

A 19-year-old woman on Priscilla Road was transported to Salem Hospital with possible alcohol poisoning after an 11:31 p.m. report that she was “in and out of consciousness.”


A vehicle on Beach Avenue had been broken into within the past hour, according to a 9:09 p.m. report.


Police received a 1:51 p.m. report that several people were arguing in a driveway at 13 Roy St., but police later called it “unfounded.”



Police received a 7:07 p.m. report of a domestic dispute in which a father was “flipping out” on Ash Street.


There were no injuries after a minor accident in the parking lot of Bed Bath & Beyond at 180 Endicott St., according to a 2:29 p.m. report.



A suspicious motor vehicle was “driving around bothering the neighborhood children” in the area of 30 Moffatt Road, according to a 4:04 p.m. report, but an officer said it belonged to a man doing errands and no contact with the children had actually been made.

Police received an 11:15 p.m. report of a dispute “over who is going to drive” on Highland Avenue.

Officers responded to a bar at 243 Jefferson Ave. after an 11:58 p.m. report of a fight there, but the combatants were gone by the time they arrived.


A suspicious person was going through trash on Broadway, according to a 6:55 a.m. log item.

A Washington Street man reported to police at 8:48 a.m. that he “started his vehicle this morning, realized he forgot an item in his apartment, he ran upstairs, and when he returned, someone was driving off in his vehicle.”

A woman had filled a carriage with merchandise and then exited Market Basket at 227 Highland Ave., according to a 9:17 a.m. report. Police determined that she had fled the area and left the carriage behind. An officer was unable to locate her.

Albert Figueroa, 49, of 33 East Road, Atkinson, N.H., was arrested at 10:13 a.m. on Barton Street on a charge of violating a protective order.

A $500 catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle at 1000 Loring Ave., according to a 10:32 a.m. report.

A Gardner Street woman reported at 11:51 a.m. that she had received a suspicious voice mail saying she had won $27 million.