, Salem, MA

April 11, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A caller reported finding hypodermic needles and spoons at a Bartholomew Street property at 2:11 p.m. An officer disposed of the items.

A man was transported to Beverly Hospital after a 6:42 p.m. report that he was unconscious in a white pickup truck at 5 Allens Lane.

Police received a 7:31 p.m. report that a James Street woman wanted her son removed after a disturbance and arrested Korey Avallon, 26, of 17 James St., Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault.

A client at a group home on Lowell Street stated that her boyfriend was en route with a firearm to “settle a score” with another resident, according to a 7:34 p.m. report. Police wrote later: “Units, after questioning staff and clients, realized that no threat existed and the alleged perpetrator had already gone.”


Police received a 2:30 a.m. report from a Crane Brook Way resident who said something had been thrown through his front window. Police wrote later: “He called back and advised it was a varmint that had entered the home and was wreaking havoc.”

A Tracey Street woman reported at 10:52 a.m. that her dryer had been stolen.



A Dodge Street found a needle in her backyard, according to a 10:33 a.m. report.



Police received a 1:58 p.m. report that a man with a dog was refusing to leave the Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road. “The dog is not a service dog,” police wrote.

A heavyset white man with a bright blue shirt and a shopping cart was running in and out of traffic near Walgreens on Paradise Road, according to a 4:47 p.m. report.



Police on patrol at 1:27 a.m. found a vehicle facing southbound on Bay Road and determined that it had been traveling northbound when it struck a utility pole. Ryan Beauchamp, 24, of 20 Marquette St., Springfield, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation. No injuries were reported.



Police received a 5:10 p.m. report of a loud guitar at 1301 Kirkbride Drive.

Police notified the animal control officer after a 7:17 p.m. report of an injured goose near 72 Spring St.


A vehicle at the Extended Stay Inn at 102 Newbury St. had its tires slashed, according to an 8:37 a.m. report.

A computer was stolen during a car break-in at 8 Thorpe Circle, according to a 1:45 p.m. report.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Marlborough Road at 5:27 p.m. and arrested Anthony Woodworth, 31, of 16 Wildemere Place, Lynn, on charges of operating a motor vehicle without a license and making an improper left turn.


Police responded to a 2:04 a.m. report that youths were having a fire near Salem Oil and Grease at 60 Grove St. As officers arrived, two to four people ran from their spotlights, according to the log. The Fire Department extinguished the blaze.

Police advised a crew doing landscaping at 81 Highland Ave. at 5:10 a.m. to stop until it was later in the morning.

The Fire Department responded to a 9:33 a.m. report of an odor at the East India Square Mall and determined that it was coming from six oversized planters that had recently been sprayed with a type of insecticide, a firefighter said. Firefighters opened the doors and ventilated the area, then closed the doors again. More complaints about the odor came in at 3 p.m., and the Department of Health was called to the scene. The planters were subsequently removed from the mall.

At 1:39 p.m., a Salem State University officer at 416 Lafayette St. arrested Nicholas Otto, 23, of 92 Garrison Road, Chelmsford, on a charge of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over.

An officer on Beaver Street at 3:29 p.m. arrested Meaghan Ward, 22, of 6 Beaver St., Salem, on charges of disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest. An officer said Ward became combative when an officer went to serve a protection order on her so she could be evaluated at a hospital.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Boston Street at 3:49 p.m. and arrested Tiffany Zemp, 27, of 53 Belleview Ave., Salem, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

A 6:35 p.m. report that a man was smoking marijuana brought police to 95 Derby St., but they were unable to locate him.



A motorist backed into a gas main and then pulled forward into a fence outside a building on Beacon Street, according to a 4:43 p.m. log item. When police investigated, they determined that the driver had left the scene with the car keys. The building was evacuated, and the Fire Department shut the gas off. National Grid responded to the scene.

Police received a 10:21 p.m. report from a Florida caller who said a woman at the Riptide on Pleasant Street was waiting for a ride “to Lynn to get heroin and may OD.” Police spoke to the woman and determined that she was fine.


Police responded to a 1:01 a.m. report of “lots of banging sounds and windows being smashed” at Tedesco Street and Brookhouse Drive, but didn’t report finding anything suspicious.