, Salem, MA

March 27, 2013


The Salem News

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An Allens Lane woman reported at 5:27 p.m. that her son had been attacked by five other students on a school bus on March 14.

Police received a 6:36 p.m. report from a Carpenter Street man who said his neighbor’s motion-sensor device was making his dog bark.

Two loud explosions were reported in the area of 2 Mansfield St. at 8:43 p.m., but police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.


A rock was thrown through a window at 5 Cobb Ave. over the weekend, according to a 7:29 a.m. report.

A Buttonwood Lane man reported at 10:15 a.m. that his neighbors would “flaunt” their dogs at him “by walking them by his house unleashed.” An officer determined that it was part of an ongoing dispute and advised the man to call when the incident was actually happening.

An employee at a business at 2 Centennial Drive reported at 1:26 p.m. that $14,000 in inventory had been stolen between March 11 and 25. Police were unable to provide additional information.



Police conducted a traffic stop at 289 Humphrey St. at 4:39 p.m. and arrested Joel Lopez, 28, of 37 Trinity Ave., Lynn, on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and disguise to obstruct justice. He was also wanted on warrants with charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a vehicle lights violation, according to the log.

Charles McCarthy, 48, of 181 Topsfield Road, Boxford, was arrested on charges of drunken driving, third offense, and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license after police conducted a traffic stop at 10:24 p.m. at Atlantic Avenue and Preston Court.

Several people left Red Rock Bistro at 141 Humphrey St. without paying a $103.79 tab, according to a 10:26 p.m. report. The bill was later paid by phone.



Police conducted a well-being check on a Farrell Court woman at 5:26 p.m. and determined that she was fine and watching the movie “Gone With the Wind.” Police wrote: “No other problems found.”

A Lafayette Street woman went to the police station around 7:20 p.m. to report that she had received a letter in the mail. “She was concerned about both the content and the fact that she was unfamiliar with the sender,” police wrote. “She was advised that this was nothing more than a scam and to disregard the letter.”

A woman at 45 Lawrence St. called police at 9:28 p.m. to report that her neighbor was smoking marijuana “and it is making her apartment stink.” Police determined that the scent was from an incense candle.


Police received a 12:19 a.m.. report that a red pickup truck had backed into a car on Hancock Street and arrested Michael Steven Lull, 35, of 31 Hancock St., Salem, on a charge of drunken driving, third offense.

A 1:30 a.m. report of an undesirable man at 30 West Ave. resulted in the arrest of Shawn Duncan, 22, of 29 Rosewood Ave., Billerica, on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony and wanton destruction of property over $100. An officer said Duncan went to his ex-girlfriend’s house and tried to get in, but she wouldn’t let him, so he climbed in through an open window, knocking over a flower pot in the process.

An 11:58 a.m. report of a “party acting up in waiting room” on Highland Avenue resulted in the arrest of Jaime Peguero, 26, of 117 Lafayette St., Salem, on a charge of aggravated assault and battery.

Police received a 12:28 p.m. report from an employee of the court clinic at the Salem District Court that a client had “made threats to cause harm in the court complex.” Michael Ball, 24, of 10 Becket St., Salem, was later arrested on a warrant with a charge of threatening to commit a crime (murder). An officer said Ball threatened to “shoot people.”

A man reported at 1:54 p.m. that he had gotten into an argument with another man inside St. Mary’s Cemetery at 226 North St. and that afterward, the man followed him and “gave him the finger.”

A Boston Street woman reported that her wedding ring had gone missing after she hosted a house party on March 22. “She states she doesn’t know who did it but had a lot of her friends, plus her daughter had friends over that night,” police wrote. Other jewelry was also taken.

Police received a 3:10 p.m. report of shoplifting at 450 Highland Ave. and arrested Corin Brownhill, 26, of 15 Putnam St., Salem, and Jennifer Morrill, 26, homeless, each on a charge of shoplifting.

Police responded to a 4:41 p.m. report of a fight on the mall at Essex Street and East India Square.



Police received a 6:33 p.m. report of malicious damage to a residence at 8 Dyer Court. “Oil on welcome mat,” police wrote.


A 2:08 a.m. report of a woman slumped over the wheel of a vehicle at 425 Newbury St. resulted in the arrest of Danielle Harbison, 26, of 220 Essex St., Melrose, on a charge of drunken driving.

A scooter was stolen from the Days Inn at 152 Endicott St., according to a 7:19 a.m. report.

A traffic stop at 130 Sylvan St. at 7:39 a.m. resulted in the arrest of Rafael Lugo-Espaillat, 25, of 61 Congress St., Salem, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

A 12:59 p.m. report of a disturbance at the CAB facility at 111 Middleton Road resulted in the arrest of Tara Bergin, 26, of 217 Main St., Wayland, on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

Medications were stolen from a mailbox on MacArthur Boulevard, according to a 3:38 p.m. report.



An Enon Street woman reported a disturbing phone message “with sounds of gunshots” at 9:14 a.m. “No voices,” police wrote. “Sounds like a video game.” Police advised her to check with her provider to track the number and call back if she received more calls.



A Pickwick Road woman reported at 12:33 p.m. that she had received a threatening text message from an unknown number that read, “Read lightly all eyes are on you.”