SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 23, 2013

Police/fire


The Salem News

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Thursday

Police received a 7:53 a.m. report that a white van was “burning rubber” on West Shore Drive, but they were unable to locate the vehicle.

A Pleasant Street woman called 911 at 9:47 a.m. to report a “buzzing sound.” Police determined it was a fire alarm set off by food on a stove.

A Pleasant Street man reported at 12:28 p.m. that somebody had opened two credit cards in his name.

Police conducted a traffic stop at School Street and Roundhouse Road at 1:22 p.m. and subsequently cited a driver for “failure to clear snow from windshield.”

A Lucia Road caller reported a “loud bang” at 11:56 p.m. “Checked the area, no loud banging sounds,” wrote an officer.

Friday

A loud bang was reported in the area of Front Street at 5:15 a.m. An officer was unable to locate the source of the noise.

Peabody

Thursday

Police received a 2:01 p.m. report that a Woodbridge Road woman’s credit card had been stolen and charged $1,700, but an officer determined later that nothing was actually missing.

Somebody forced their way in through the front door at a Tuckers Court house and stole jewelry, two Coach purses worth $700 and an Xbox controller, according to a 2:45 p.m. report.

A King Street woman reported at 2:58 p.m. that a group of eight kids had tried to steal a package that was delivered to her house, but “she got the package before the kids could take it.” An officer wrote: “The officer was in the area when the call came in and there was no one on the street.”

Three teenagers were throwing snowballs at cars near 57 Bartholomew St., according to a 3:42 p.m. report, but an officer was unable to locate them.

A Nissan Altima was towed after a 4:47 p.m. report that a car struck a pole on Farm Avenue. No injuries were reported.

Somebody stole $1,200 worth of cologne and perfume from Ultra at the Northshore Mall, according to an 8:02 p.m. report. The suspect was described as a heavyset white man, about 5-foot-6, wearing a black hat and blue jeans.

Friday

A vehicle was stolen overnight from 64 Foster St., according to an 8:07 a.m. log item.

Police received a 10:49 a.m. report that a man had been living in a red Ford Explorer on Keys Drive since Monday. The officer spoke with the man and “he stated he will be leaving the area,” police wrote.

A 27-year-old woman was transported to Salem Hospital with a possible leg injury after she was struck by a vehicle near 116 Central St. at about 12:45 p.m., according to a log item. An officer said no citations were issued.

Swampscott

Thursday

Police received a 2:10 p.m. report of a verbal altercation between several parents outside of the Stanley Elementary School at 10 Whitman Road.

Salem

Thursday

Police received a 5:19 p.m. report that a woman’s laundry had been stolen out of a community laundry room at 1000 Loring Ave. “The laundry consisted of bed sheets, pillow cases and an unknown amount of pajamas,” wrote police.

Friday

A 7:19 a.m. report of hypodermic needles in the snow brought officers to Washington and Norman streets, but they were unable to locate them.

Police received a 9:49 a.m. report that a vehicle at 102 Lafayette St. had been keyed and the word “hater” written on its rear windshield “in a blue substance.”

Following a two-week investigation into illegal activity, including the purchase of stolen electronics, tools, jewelry and “other secondhand valuables,” police executed search warrants at 12:10 p.m. at the NYFC Food Market and the Salem Grill and Chicken at 105 Lafayette St., according to the log. Police wrote that numerous items were recovered for identification purposes and that detectives noted other violations while they were there, including “the recovery of numerous packs of flavored cigars without tax stamps,” pirated DVDs and EBT card violations. “All of the above offenses are under further investigation,” wrote police.

An unknown man handed an officer a $100 U.S. savings bond while he was working a detail at Linden Street and Atlantic Avenue, according to a 12:43 p.m. report. Police returned the bond to its owner.

Danvers

Friday

A 1:19 p.m. report of a shoplifter at the Walmart at 55 Brooksby Village Drive resulted in the arrest of Korlu Bulaya, 27, of 29 Shore Drive, Peabody, on a charge of shoplifting.

Beverly

Thursday

Police received an 8:20 p.m. report that a man on Washington Street had struck a woman and told her she had “three days.” Officers were unable to locate either party.

A home invasion was reported at 599 Cabot St. at 10:18 p.m. Officer Mike Boccuzzi said in an email that three women in their 20s entered a house and stole clothing from a 20-year-old woman who they said stole it from one of them in the first place. No injuries were reported or arrests made.

Friday

The Fire Department and police responded to a 6:04 a.m. report of an electrical fire at 16 Crescent Ave., but no fire was found.