, Salem, MA

December 4, 2013


The Salem News

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A Crown Way woman reported at 10:54 a.m. that “about five months ago, she had a repair done to her rare pinball machine.” Police wrote: “The repair person took the part to be repaired. She has since been unable to contact him. She states he will not answer the phone. In addition, she had another repair professional come to the house and look at the machine. This professional told her there was no need to remove the part, as it was unbroken.” Police later made contact with the repair person in question and determined that he would be sending the piece back soon.

Police received an 8:12 p.m. report that a 4-year-old on Florence Road had swallowed a penny.



Police were unable to locate a white male with red hair who was reported to have motioned for a child to “come over to him” in the vicinity of 39 Shore Drive about 3 p.m. The juvenile ran home, and the man apparently left in a silver vehicle with a back fin, according to the log.

A Holten Street man reported at 3:39 p.m. that he believed his cousin had stolen his green card.

Somebody at Stop & Shop on Howley Street reported at 6:18 p.m. that he or she had lost money, but whoever it was later found it in his or her rear pocket.

About 10:30 p.m., an officer in the area of 23 Newbury St. arrested Ebrima Marong, 26, of 11 Lakeview Drive, Lynnfield, on charges of distribution of a class D drug, operating a motor vehicle with a license revoked as a habitual traffic offender and resisting arrest.


Police received an 8:24 a.m. report that a car had struck a fence at 90 Washington St. One vehicle was subsequently towed. No injuries were reported.



A 4:02 p.m. report that a man was drinking liquor in a parked vehicle brought police to 157 Washington St., but they were unable to locate him.

Firefighters extinguished a small chimney fire at 6 Tanglewood Lane, according to a 4:38 p.m. log item.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Peabody about 5:30 p.m. and subsequently arrested Kayla A. Provencher, 23, of 15 MacArthur Circle, Peabody, on charges of possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a class E substance, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and having an expired inspection sticker.


Officers were dispatched to Lynn about 2:20 a.m. to assist state police search for a man, according to the log. He was later located near his girlfriend’s residence at 40 Highland Ave. and arrested by state police His girlfriend was also arrested after Salem police determined she was wanted on two warrants.

A 2:22 a.m. report that somebody was fighting with a trespasser at 33 Harbor St. resulted in the arrest of Gregory A. Tobey, 53, homeless, on a charge of trespassing.

Police were unable to locate anything amiss in the area of 11 Church St. after a man reported at 3:54 a.m. that he had been awakened by “what he thought was an explosion.”

A vehicle had apparently knocked over a parking meter near 178 Fort Ave. sometime overnight, according to an 8:42 a.m. log item.

An employee of Subway at 323 Highland Ave. found an envelope with $700 inside at the register of the adjoining convenience store, according to an 11:50 a.m. log item and an interview with an officer. The money was turned over to police.



Police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area of 14 Andrew St. after a 5:08 p.m. report that somebody had been shining a red laser into a residence there.



A 9:22 p.m. report that a baby had been crying for a long time brought police to 19 Charnock St., where they determined there was “no basis for complaint.” Police wrote: “Happy baby ... mother watching TV.”

Police received an 11:32 p.m. report that an abuse prevention order had been violated and subsequently arrested John Michael Galvin, 22, of 112 Greene St., Lynn, on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order.


A 12:58 a.m. report of a domestic dispute resulted in the arrest of Ronan F. McDermott, 36, of 25 Broadway, Beverly, on charges of domestic assault by means of a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

Police responded to the bank at 254 Cabot St. after a 9:29 a.m. report of a suspicious male. Police wrote later: “Stated he was waiting for his grandparents to arrive at bank to meet him ... stated that he would walk home and contact his grandparents as they still hadn’t shown up.”

Police responded to 6 Wedgemere Road after a 10:07 a.m. report of threats and subsequently arrested Michael Richard Hines, 24, of 56 River St., Beverly, on a charge of threatening to commit a crime. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

Police received a 2:51 p.m. report of a road-rage incident at 479 Cabot St. Police wrote later: “Spoke with both parties, both stated they were arguing over a stop sign, no assault or threats made. Both parties advised to drive more cautiously and avoid confrontations with operators in the future.”