, Salem, MA

October 13, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


The owner of the Jambu store on Atlantic Avenue reported to police at 4:03 p.m. that flower boxes outside her storefront were continually being damaged and “flowers get pulled out of the boxes.”

A woman reported at 5:58 p.m. that she had struck a crossing sign on Tedesco Street while trying to avoid hitting a dog.



Police received a 5:18 p.m. report of people looking into cars on at Trask Lane and Manor Road but were unable to locate anybody doing so during a search of the area.

A tire fell off of a car at 100 River St., according to a 6:03 p.m. report.

Police responded to an 8:59 p.m. report of a domestic dispute between a father and son at 5 Trask Court and arrested Michael Farese, 28, of 5 Trask Court, Beverly, on charges of two counts of domestic assault and battery.

A 10:09 p.m. report of an intoxicated grandson banging on a front door brought police to Wellesley Road, where they placed the man into protective custody.


Police responded to 41 Brimbal Ave. after an 8:33 a.m. report of threats and subsequently arrested Angel Figueroa, 40, of 73 Towne Hill Road, Haverhill, on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime.

A motorcyclist suffered severe injuries after colliding with a car at Cabot Street and Franklin Place, according to Deputy fire Chief Peter O’Connor. Police received the call at 10:32 a.m. The biker, who police identified as Barney Rogers, 36, of Beverly, was transported to Beverly Hospital and later taken to Lahey North Shore. His condition was unknown at press time Friday night.



A woman who called the regular business line to inquire about a restraining order screamed, “Oh my God, Jesus Christ! What are you doing?!” about a minute into the call, according to a 3:02 p.m. report. Then there were additional “undecipherable screams and cries.” The call was disconnected at 3:12 p.m. and police tried to contact the phone company for a trace but it was “not authorized at this time.”

A Myles Road woman left a message for the animal control officer that she had seen a stray cat the night before, according to a 3:34 p.m. report. “On callback, she confirmed it was not there in the morning,” wrote police. “I advised her it is most likely someone’s outdoor kitty and to keep an eye out for it and call us back if the cat’s health declines.”

A man reported finding a thumb drive with pornographic material on it at 4 Harvard St. at 5:04 p.m. An officer “will attempt to contact the owner to see if he wants it back,” wrote police.

A 2-year-old child was locked in a vehicle on Edgehill Road, according to a 6:06 p.m. report. A tow company unlocked the car.

A Tracey Street resident with a 1-year-old child reported their landlord had shut off their electricity at 6:07 p.m.

Police received a 6:30 p.m. report that a possibly intoxicated man was “continually falling off of his bike into oncoming traffic” near 162 Washington St.

An 8:12 p.m. report of a physical altercation between two men brought police to Starbuck’s at 240 Andover St., where they subsequently determined “it was a disagreement over a business arrangement.”

Police responded to an 8:17 p.m. report of kids causing a disturbance at the Northshore Mall and subsequently spoke with a male party there “who was refusing to deflate his blow-up doll.” Police later wrote: “He has done so and has placed it within a bag.”

Police at the Hess Gas Station at 545 Lowell St. at 11:28 p.m. arrested Paul English, 25, of 5 Cherry St., Danvers, on charges of drunken driving, failure to stop or yield and failure to signal.


Police at 2 Newbury St. at 1:08 a.m. arrested Edward Silva, 43, of 39 Quigley Ave., North Chelmsford, on charges of drunken driving, driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a class B drug and a marked lanes violation.

Police received a 1:53 p.m. report from the Danvers Animal Hospital that an injured swan had recuperated and was ready to be transported back to Crystal Lake. “The swan is back in the lake,” wrote police.

The Fire Department received a 7:45 p.m. report that a youth had suffered a leg injury during a football game at Bishop Fenwick High School. The youth was transported to a local hospital.



A motorist reported at 6:38 p.m. that somebody had egged his vehicle as he drove by the Greenlawn Cemetery. “A search of the cemetery was performed without finding anyone inside,” wrote police.

Police received a 7:33 p.m. report that a woman walking her dog along Lafayette Street near the Marblehead line had found a beige container with a ferret inside. The animal was turned over to the animal control officer in Marblehead.

A pizza delivery person was robbed of cash at knifepoint night near Salem State University, according to Sgt. Andrew Dacy. The Domino’s driver was in the area of Bowditch Hall, at 71 Loring Ave., when a “skinny” white man with a full beard, described as being about 5-foot-5, approached him and showed a silver knife. The man made off with $40 in cash. Police received the call at 10:59 p.m.


Eleven chairs inside Leslie’s Retreat Dog Park were damaged overnight, according to an 8:19 a.m. report. An officer determined that the chairs, which were valued at $25 each, had been slashed across the seat area.

Police and the Fire Department responded to an 8:57 a.m. report of a fire in a cabinet at 26 Shillaber St. The fire, which was apparently ignited by a candle, had been extinguished by the time police arrived.



Police received a 5:32 p.m. report of shoplifting at Walmart. Sharon Koutsianoulis, 49, of 192 Washington St., Dover, N.H., on a charge of shoplifting over $100.


A wallet was reported stolen from a motor vehicle at BJ’s Wholesale Club at 10:29 a.m.