, Salem, MA

October 6, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 6:02 p.m. report that a strange man “wearing a cape” was hanging around mailboxes on Green Street. Police were unable to locate him.



Police gave a driver a verbal warning after a car cut into a funeral procession on Brimbal Avenue at 12:29 p.m.

A 3:05 p.m. report of two children left by themselves brought police to 144 Park St., where they determined there was no basis for the call because several adults were present.

A Glidden Street resident reported loud horns or sirens at 11:50 p.m., but police were unable to find anything amiss.


Police determined a man reported to be in a backyard on Cabot Street at 5:40 a.m. was looking through recycling bins for cans and bottles.



Police received a 4:11 p.m. report that somebody had stolen a stroller and a car seat from Babies “R” Us.

A report of a 2-year-old wandering around outside brought police to 16 Griffin St., where they reunited the child with his parents.

A 68-year-old man was transported to Mass. General after he was struck by a motor vehicle at 11 Main St., according to a 6:32 p.m. report. The man was reportedly “unconscious and bleeding from the head” after the accident. No citations were reported. A hospital spokesperson listed the man as being in fair condition Friday night.

Police received an 8:43 p.m. report of a domestic assault at 24 Mount Pleasant Drive and subsequently arrested Joseph Severino, 44, of 24 Mount Pleasant Drive, Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

An Aborn Street youth reported being harassed on Facebook on Twitter by a female youth she’d never met at 11:37 p.m.



Police received a 6:08 p.m. report from a woman who said her friend’s ex-boyfriend had called her derogatory names and spit on her inside the Circle K store on Highland Avenue. An officer spoke to the man, who said the woman had actually spit on him. “He was advised to stay away from her and she was advised to stay away from him,” wrote police.

An employee at the Bangkok Paradise reported to police at 7:54 p.m. that a man who had asked “multiple times in the past few weeks” to buy his iPhone stole it after showing up at the restaurant to fill out a job application. Police wrote that after the man had filled out the application, “he can be seen from the surveillance video walking over to a DJ table and taking the iPhone and putting it in his pocket.” Police are seeking a warrant for the man on a charge of larceny over $250 from a building.

Officers arrested three people after a 10:30 p.m. report of a loud party at 53 Lawrence St. Arrested was Daniel Villarreal, 20, of 53 Lawrence St., Salem, on charges of violating the city’s noise control ordinance and transporting alcohol as a minor; Daniel Kerber, 21, of 53 Lawrence St., Salem, on charges of violating the city’s noise control ordinance and delivering alcoholic beverages to a minor; and Matthew Johnson, 20, of 53 Lawrence St., Salem, on charges of violating the city’s noise control ordinance and transporting alcohol as a minor.


A Hancock Street man reported at 8:34 a.m. that his $15 Rubbermaid trash barrel had been stolen from in front of his house sometime after 10 p.m. the night before. “No suspects or witnesses at this time,” wrote an officer.

An officer responded to a 9:03 a.m. report of a motor vehicle crash at Washington and New Derby streets. No injuries were reported and no tows were necessary.

An officer on patrol near Peabody Street found a man allegedly drinking on a bench, according to a 9:18 a.m. report. Arrested was Paul Labonte, 53, of 25 Liberty St., Beverly, on a charge of drinking in public.

Police responded to a 12:51 p.m. report of a suspicious man possibly with a handgun near the May Street playground and arrested Bjorn Nichols, 19, homeless, on charges of violating the city’s fake gun ordinance, three counts of violating the city’s knife ordinance, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Nichols was reportedly in possession of a BB gun and three knives.

A person reportedly walked off with a piece of headstone belonging to a grave marked “Susan Wakefield Age 12 Days” from the Charter Street Cemetery, according to a 2:17 p.m. report. The caller reported that the unknown person put the piece down and walked off when confronted.

A Lafayette Place man went to the station at 2:58 p.m. to report “he found his rear tire flat this afternoon.” The man said it was his fourth flat tire in the past three years.



Police arrested a man after an alleged road rage incident near Pine and Whipple streets at around 6 p.m. An officer said a man driving a red sedan nearly struck a man and a woman using a crosswalk, then yelled obscenities at them, drove down the road, turned around, and aimed at them as they attempted to use another crosswalk. No contact was made between the vehicle and the pedestrians. Police arrested Remington Baker, 19, of 49 Locust St., Danvers, on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, driving to endanger and speeding.

Police took a report of a domestic dispute inside the AMC Theaters at 100 Independence Way at 7:39 p.m.


A spare tire was stolen off of a Jeep at 56 Liberty St., according to a 9:19 a.m. report.