, Salem, MA

March 26, 2013


The Salem News

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Police received a 1:16 p.m. report that a man’s neighbor on Pleasant Street was having a “hissy fit” because he had used cat litter on ice in lieu of salt or another ice-melting product.

Police Chief Robert Picariello received an email saying that people were having sex in a car at the Stramski Way park “so loudly I heard it from my driveway on Liberty Road,” according to an 8:45 p.m. log item. The email continued: “Let ’em do what they want to do, but people shouldn’t be down there after dark with the lights off because worse things might happen.” Police responded to the area and determined that “parties are fully clothed, leaving the area.”

Police, the Fire Department and an ambulance responded after a Sheldon Road man reported at 10:28 p.m. that something was wrong with his 16-year-old daughter. Police wrote later: “Daughter had eaten marijuana-laced brownies.”


The Fire Department received a 10 p.m. report “from what sounded like a drunk female” who said she’d run over a gas tank at Pleasant and Smith streets and was afraid to move her vehicle. Police got the tank out and determined that she was not intoxicated.


Police responded to an 11:30 a.m. report of a crash at Atlantic Avenue and Bubier Road. One person was transported to Salem Hospital with undisclosed injuries.



A motorcycle struck a parked car on North Central Street, according to a 2:16 p.m. report. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to a 4:30 p.m. report of suspected drug activity at Barnes & Noble at the Northshore Mall and determined that an employee had mistaken an individual’s nicotine cigarette for a marijuana cigarette.

A 5:43 p.m. report of an “annoying” remote control car brought police to 10 Lincoln Road, where they were unable to locate it.

Police received a 5:49 p.m. report of an elderly man in a vehicle at Foster and Oak streets who “may have been there all night.” After investigating, police wrote: “All in order. Waiting for a parking space.”

There were no injuries and no tows necessary after a minor accident between a police cruiser and another vehicle on Fairview Avenue, according to a 5:54 p.m. report.


An 8:04 a.m. report that a caller “wants to speak to a police officer about kicking his girlfriend out” brought police to 143 Washington St. Jonathan Dibiaso, 32, of the same address, was arrested on charges of two counts of aggravated domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, attempted murder, and threatening to commit a crime. A 29-year-old Revere woman was also arrested on a warrant. No further information was available.

A Carpenter Street man reported at 8:58 a.m. that his neighbor was using “animal radar” to get his dog to bark. “He feels he, and his dog, are being harassed,” police wrote. “I advised him that would be considered a civil matter and would have to be addressed in court.”

Tools worth about $1,500 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle at 10 Centennial Drive, according to a 10:33 a.m. report.



Police responded to a 5:43 p.m. report that a patron had been asked to leave a bar at 304 Rantoul St. and spoke to a man who said someone had slipped him a “Mickey” and it “made him really drunk.”

A 9:52 p.m. report of a prevention order violation at a Judson Street address resulted in the arrest of Holly Chouinard, 46, of 20 Bow St., Beverly.


A 12:23 p.m. report that a man was sleeping behind a Dumpster brought officers to 44 Dodge St., where they subsequently gave him “directions to Gloucester.”

Police responded to a 3:02 p.m. report of an argument at 30 Grant St. and arrested a 33-year-old man on a warrant.

Police responded to a 5:27 p.m. report that a man was passed out on a bench at 37 Enon St. Patrick Reed, 48, homeless, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and three counts of being a fugitive from justice after he was transported to Beverly Hospital, according to the log. Officer Mike Boccuzzi said Reed was wanted on charges of probation violations in Tennessee and Virginia.

A 5:29 p.m. report that kids were hiding behind a fence brought an officer to South Hardy Street. “Kids looking for snake,” police wrote later.


A 911 hang-up call at 11:29 a.m. brought police to 45 Putnam St. Jacob Dube, 20, of the same address, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



A man was taken into protective custody after police responded to an 11:40 p.m. report that an intoxicated man had fallen asleep at a table in Dunkin’ Donuts at 152 Washington St.


Police received a 9:26 a.m. report that about 50 Swarovski crystal figurines had been stolen from a cabinet in a home on Settlers Way. The figurines ranged in price from $50 to $150 each and were of animals, bridges and buildings, police wrote. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence, and larger crystal items had apparently been left untouched.

An unknown black vehicle struck a man on his skateboard at Washington and Norman streets, knocking him to the ground, according to a 12:18 p.m. report. The man sustained road rash to the right side of his body but refused medical treatment.

A 1:03 p.m. report of a possibly rabid skunk brought police to 122 Derby St., but they were unable to locate it. “Skunk is on the run,” an officer wrote.



A 4:41 a.m. report of an unwanted guest at the Extended Stay Inn at 102 Newbury St. resulted in the arrest of Anthony Holland, 24, of 2717 Washington St., Roxbury, on a charge of disturbing the peace.

Tires were reported stolen from Kelly Infiniti at 155 Andover St. at 8:24 a.m.



A Roy Street man told police at 8:12 p.m. that his daughter’s phone had been stolen, and somebody was now using it to send him pornographic images.