, Salem, MA

February 14, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A customer left a 449 Cabot St. business without paying for gas, according to an 11:04 a.m. report.

A 12:12 p.m. report of a man “acting strange” brought police to 150 Cabot St.



Police fielded multiple phone calls of two Saint Bernards in traffic on Winona Street around 5:30 p.m. An officer located the dogs and returned them to their residence with the help of a Lynnfield animal control officer.

Police received an 11:47 p.m. report of a “lost or stolen” coat at the Roadhouse Pub, 55 Pulaski St. “Officer reported manager will wait and see if jacket is returned,” police wrote.


Somebody broke into Long’s Jewelers at 35 Cross St. by shattering a window with a dumbbell, according to a 6:10 a.m. report. Nothing was reported stolen.

A 28-year-old Salem woman, identified as Mary Mulherin, was transported to Salem Hospital with unspecified injuries after a motor vehicle accident at Perkins and Lowell streets, according to an 8:27 a.m. log item. The other driver, identified as Jorge Dafonte, 48, of Peabody, was not reported injured. No citations were issued.

A Washington Street woman reported a skunk in her yard at 8:32 a.m. “I advised her skunks come out during the day and that it is their breeding season,” an officer wrote. “I suggested she call an exterminator if she wants it permanently removed.”

Police received a 1:39 p.m. report that somebody had stolen 209 sweaters from the children’s section of GapKids/babyGap at the Northshore Mall. The sweaters were worth $3,218.55 and were apparently stolen around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3.



Police responded to a 6:47 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 2 Howard St. and arrested Desiree Lucius, 29, of the same address, on charges of assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault and battery. According to the log, Lucius punched her mother, punched a family friend and then threw a cellphone at her mother, striking her in the face.

Officers responded to the area of Lafayette and Ward streets after a 9:45 p.m. report of youths throwing snowballs at cars. “The youths first denied throwing any snowballs,” police wrote. “After a brief conversation, they admitted to throwing snowballs at vehicles. The youths were advised not to throw snowballs at vehicles and left the area without incident.”


Police responded to 69 Ocean Ave. after a 6:46 a.m. report that a cat was caught in an animal trap. The cat was set free, apparently uninjured, and an officer advised the man who lived at the address to “keep a closer eye on the traps to ensure domesticated animals wouldn’t be hurt.”

Undesirables were sleeping in a garage at Derby and Congress streets, according to a 9:15 a.m. report, but an officer was unable to locate anybody suspicious.

A 40-year-old man died after he overdosed in a parked car at 76 Lafayette St. around 1:30 p.m., according to Lt. Mary Butler. The man was with other people at the time, one of whom called police. It was unclear what drug the man overdosed on, and the incident is under investigation.

An officer found a black Virgin cellphone in a snowbank on Hawthorne Boulevard, according to a 1:33 p.m. report. “Unable to turn phone on,” police wrote.

A 3:19 p.m. report that somebody was throwing snow at traffic brought an officer to Mason Street, but nothing suspicious was located.

Police responded to 18 Porter St. after a 3:29 p.m. report of a domestic dispute and determined that a couple had been engaged in a verbal argument. “Parties advised to keep it down and separate for the night if needed,” police wrote.



Police received a 7:50 p.m. report of “males assaulting male” during a road-rage incident at Elliott and Bridge streets, but an officer was unable to locate anything suspicious.


At 12:28 p.m., police at the Liberty Tree Mall arrested Kyle Harris, 41, of 32 Fosters Lane, Wakefield, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

A 2:36 p.m. report of shoplifting at Walmart, 55 Brooksby Village, resulted in the arrest of Christine King, 45, of 21 Caller St., Peabody, on a charge of shoplifting.

Police responded to a 2:51 p.m. report of shoplifting at Market Basket, 139 Endicott St., and arrested Maureen Anderson, 48, of 2 Ashton St., Beverly, on a charge of shoplifting.

A 4:13 p.m. report of shoplifting brought an officer to Walmart, where Tia Jones, 26, of 31 Lily St., Lynn, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.



Police received multiple calls around 3:10 p.m. about a large group of kids “causing problems” and “throwing snowballs at cars” on Smith Street.

An “irate” caller told police at 8:15 p.m. that the harbormaster had parked near Ferry Lane in a way that took up three spots. An officer determined that the harbormaster was legally parked.

People were reported to be throwing “what seemed like ice balls and snowballs” at passing cars on Pleasant Street at 8:29 p.m., but an officer was unable to locate anyone suspicious.

An officer gave a verbal warning to the driver of a Nissan Altima after the car turned off Village Street and onto Hawthorne Road “on two wheels,” according to an 11:51 p.m. log item.



Two vehicles were towed after an accident at Route 1 and Maple Street around 7:20 a.m. An officer said both drivers refused medical transport. Police were on the scene until 7:44 a.m.