, Salem, MA

October 12, 2012


The Salem News

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Police received a 6:19 p.m. report that teens were causing a disturbance in the young adult room of the library, but an officer didn’t find any disturbance upon responding.

An 18-year-old woman was transported to Salem Hospital with a possible neck injury after her vehicle struck a tree on Forest Street, according to a 7:46 p.m. report. No citations were issued, and the vehicle was towed.


A caller reported at 7:41 a.m. that a pothole at Route 114 west and Route 128 south had caused her a flat tire.

Police received an 11:14 a.m. report that a ring was stuck on a 69-year-old man’s finger at 7 Silverleaf Way. An officer later said the ring had been cut off the man’s finger.

A Berry Street man reported at 12:29 p.m. that a man in his early 20s with a shaved head had been walking in his driveway, sitting on his steps and lying on his lawn. An officer responded but could not locate the man.

An intoxicated man on Foster Street was having “difficulty operating a bicycle,” according to a 1:27 p.m. report. Police spoke to the man, who “was on his bike and did not want our services.”



A Livingstone Avenue caller reported a person swimming “or in distress” at 3:31 p.m. Police determined that the unidentified person “had returned to shore and walked away,” and that people at the park said “a resident of area swims the beach waters at all times of year.”



A 5:02 p.m. report of an undesirable female at 59 Boston St. resulted in the arrest of Kathryn Flaherty, 51, of 43 Boston St., Salem, on a charge of trespassing.

An officer arrested a woman after allegedly seeing her drinking from a bottle of pumpkin-flavored beer in the parking lot of Dunkin’ Donuts at 152 Washington St. at 7:29 p.m. Melissa Cote, 25, of 14 Gardner St., Salem, was charged with drinking in public.

Staff at the North Shore Medical Center reported to police at 7:46 p.m. that a patient had walked away from the hospital with an IV still in his arm.

A tow operator on Bridge Street reported being struck by the side mirror of a passing SUV while he was putting a vehicle onto his truck at 7:53 p.m. The man declined medical attention.

A worker at the McDonald’s at 150 Canal St. reported to police at 8:35 p.m. that a man in a gold or silver two-door Honda had made threats to him at the drive-through.

Police received a 9:27 p.m. report from a Chase Street man who said he discovered $600 had been stolen from his top dresser drawer when he returned home from the gym. The man said two contractors had been in the house earlier in the day to fix a roof leak.


Police responded to an 8:54 a.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 37 Turner St. and determined a woman there “was late for work in Boston and was upset.”

A Jefferson Avenue man reported at 9:17 a.m. that he had been slapped in his face by his business partner during an argument.

A man walking around in a clown mask at Bridge and North streets was reported to police at 11:36 a.m. An officer subsequently determined that the man had a permit to play an instrument on the mall.

A tractor-trailer lost its trailer as it exited the Walmart lot at 450 Highland Ave., according to a 12:59 p.m. report. “No collision with any other vehicle or property occurred,” police wrote.



Police took a 12:26 p.m. report of breaking and entering at the Texas Roadhouse at 301 Newbury St.

A 2:41 p.m. report of shoplifting brought police to Kohl’s, where they subsequently arrested Israel Santiago, 38, of 299 Allen Park Road, Springfield, on charges of shoplifting and illegal possession of a knife.



Police received a 10:56 a.m. report that somebody had smeared “feces and toilet paper” on a man’s vehicle while it was parked by a thrift shop on Pleasant Street. “He said he had Romney and Brown stickers on his vehicle,” police wrote. “He claims this is happening all around the country.”

A Lafayette Street caller reported at 1:45 p.m. that sparks were coming from wires on the street, but police and lighting personnel were unable to locate any problem.

Police received a 1:51 p.m. report that a Broughton Road woman’s “psycho neighbor” had been harassing her by banging on her door. She also said “all her shades are drawn in an effort to avoid contact, but they were throwing things at her house,” police wrote. An officer advised the woman about her rights to a harassment-prevention order.