, Salem, MA

October 9, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


In the wake of an accident where a bicyclist was hit by a car on Washington Street at Sewall Street, Jody Richardson, 48, was taken to Salem Hospital, according to the log at 3:27 p.m.

Anthony R. Ventresca, 23, of 1735 Northshore Road, Revere, was arrested at 4:18 p.m. on Manomet Road on a charge of domestic assault and disorderly conduct. A caller earlier told police “he wants his adult son removed from the residence, he is being verbally abusive toward the family and destructive to the furniture,” as cited in the log.

Cigarette butts flicked over a fence drew a complaint on Buxton Street at 5:48 p.m. An officer had a talk with the offending neighbor, who promised “she will sweep them up,” according to the log.

A kid on Whipple Road was feeling bad enough to call police at 6:14 p.m. Atlantic Ambulance gave him a look, but he was sent home. Police determined he had “smoked marijuana ... on Lowell Street with some other kids and got paranoid and had an adverse reaction to it,” according to the log.

A 65-year-old Peabody man will be summonsed for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon following a disturbance outside of T & L Liquors, as logged at 6:54 p.m.

After letting her son’s friend in the home, a woman on Wheatland Street told police at 8:07 p.m. she discovered her television was gone.


An accident on Lowell Street at 12:25 a.m. resulted in one driver, a 19-year-old from Peabody, being summonsed for driving with a suspended license and another driver, a 44-year-old from Peabody, being summonsed for driving without a license and failing to yield.

An injured swan near the Hannaford Plaza required some research for police, with no animal control officer on duty in Peabody, Salem or Beverly; no one at MassWildlife; and a holiday for the Environmental Police. “Able to refer to Danvers Animal Hospital as a wildlife rehab center,” according to the log at 11:13 a.m. An officer brought the swan there.

Two individuals will be summonsed for assault and battery, a 21-year-old and a 28-year-old, following an incident on Elliott Place reported at 11:14 a.m. and involving a woman’s claim that someone “threw a glass bottle at her and a baby,” according to the log.



Broken marble tables at The Goddess’ Treasure Chest in Derby Square brought a complaint to police at 9:49 p.m. The owner expressed concern that “homeless people are jumping over the locked gate and sleeping down in the area where her store is located,” according to the log. Police promised to make checks.


A woman on Langdon Street told police at 12:09 a.m. that she let a restraining order lapse against her husband because of the children but is now having second thoughts. She complained “recently his behavior has her concerned,” according to the log. “He acts erratically and is unpredictable. One minute, he is calm and the next volatile and hostile to her. ... He has left her voice messages yelling and swearing.” Police aided in getting a judge to provide an emergency restraining order.

Police investigated a report at 1:19 a.m. of domestic assault and battery on Washington Street described as “man and woman arguing in the street.”

Someone on the roof got attention on Central Street at 2:53 a.m. Police responded and found a woman planning a party with friends who thought the roof would be a good place for it. “She walked up on her roof to see if it would be possible,” according to the log. Police suggested it wasn’t the best time to be walking on the roof, and the woman assured them she would not go up there again.

A woman on Herbert Street feared an attempted break when she returned from a trip to find a pane of glass on the outer door shattered, as logged at 8:48 a.m.



Christopher Curreri, 42, of 1 Robin Road, Peabody, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. on Washington Street by Sgt. Gary Hayward and Detective Steve Weir on a charge of possession of a Class A drug.



Police investigated a report of a stolen purse at Connors Farm, logged at 1:09 p.m.



Police took a report at 8:21 p.m. of an accused shoplifter running from a store on Dodge Street.

Two juveniles were taken in following word of a possible boat theft off River and Margin streets at 9:18 p.m. An individual was later located under a dock nearby carrying a bag of gumballs. He was sent on his way.


A report of a fight on Rantoul Street at 12:53 a.m. drew four officers.

Benjamin W. Jones, 33, of 48 Pleasant St., Beverly, was arrested at 1:04 a.m. on Elliott Street by Patrolman Scott Leblanc on a charge of disorderly conduct.

When kids kept ringing her bell on West Dane Street, a woman had a theory. She told police at 1:15 a.m. that she just got back with her boyfriend after a three-week separation. She “believes that the woman he was seeing during the three weeks is sending her kids by the house to harass” her, according to the log. Police acquainted her with her rights.

Good fences might make good neighbors, but when a woman had a survey crew leave stakes for a new fence, someone promptly pulled them up. A neighbor admitted to the deed, she said.