, Salem, MA

September 18, 2013


The Salem News

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Police received a 4:54 p.m. report that an employee of Taco Bell on Highland Avenue had gone to Burger King for lunch and left her Coach wallet on the counter. When she went back to retrieve it, staff said they didn’t have it and that nothing had been turned over. The female reported that the wallet had contained $500 in cash, a driver’s license, a Social Security card and a debit card.

A 5:46 p.m. request that police check on the well-being of children brought officers to 56 Palmer St. Police wrote later: “Unit 22 spoke with the reporting party who showed obvious signs of intoxication. She was sobbing and yelling at us. She was able to relate that an unknown man yelled at the kids playing across the street. These officers then checked the area and spoke with several children playing in the vicinity, all related that no one had yelled at them and there was no issues. Reporting party was advised to stay in her home and to call if she required assistance.”

Officers were unable to locate a seagull that was reported at 6:55 p.m. to have a hook in its mouth in the area of Lafayette and Harbor streets.

The manager of Market Basket on Highland Avenue reported at 7:32 p.m. that he had “second thoughts” about having given a man $67.71 for returned items, so he located him in the parking lot, at which point the male said “[expletive] you” and “pointed an unknown object, possibly a gun” at him. The male was later located by Hamilton police, who arrested him on four outstanding warrants. No weapon was found.

An 8:07 p.m. report that a man had sent text messages to his wife in violation of a protective order resulted in the arrest of Gregory Mario Benyue, 53, of 16 Scenic Ave., Salem, on charges of 11 counts of violating a protective order, an officer said.

A 9:57 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at a West Avenue address resulted in the arrest of Michael R. Connor, 54, of 32 West Ave., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


A 2 a.m. report of a fight in a hallway brought police to 12 Pope St. Subsequently arrested was Carlos E. Paulino, 31, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery by dangerous weapon.

Police received a 12:42 p.m. report that a woman had been “berated” by a pedestrian on Webb Street.

A 5:28 p.m. report that a woman was on a second-floor porch roof brought police to 37 Endicott St., where they determined she had gone onto it “to see what it was like.” An officer wrote that the woman told police “she was not trying to hurt herself; she just wanted to see what the view was like being up so high.” An officer advised her not do so again and that her neighbors had become “very concerned for her well being when they saw her out there.”


Police responded to 27 Charter St. after a 4:26 a.m. report that somebody was sleeping in a lobby and spoke to woman who said had been “just trying to stay warm.” An officer wrote: “She was advised to go to the shelter.”

An officer was dispatched to Bridge and Flint streets about 9 a.m. to check for a possibly injured cat, according to the log. An officer wrote later: “No cat, dead skunk, DPW notified.”

A 9:57 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at a White Street address resulted in the arrest of Tremaine B. Surro, 39, of 10 White St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police responded to Summer and Norman streets after a 12:03 p.m. report of a vehicle-versus-bicyclist accident. The driver of the vehicle — Domingo Cruz, 58, of Salem — will be summonsed to court on a charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident; the bicyclist sustained a cut to his head but refused medical transport. An officer said the accident occurred because the bicyclist had expected Cruz to yield to him — he didn’t.