, Salem, MA

February 27, 2013


The Salem News

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A Littles Lane woman reported at 9:37 p.m. that her brother had stolen her vehicle, which was subsequently found by Lynn police on Union Street.


Police contacted the DPW after a 1:26 a.m. report of a water main break in front of 9 Forenza Road.

An Aborn Place woman reported at 9:58 a.m. that jewelry had been stolen from her residence and numerous checks “stolen, forged and cashed.”



Three officers responded to an 8:50 p.m. report of kids drinking and smoking in a car at 26 Monroe St., but upon arrival they determined that the youths “were just out for a drive and pulled over to hang out.” Police wrote: “There was no evidence of either party drinking, and they were only smoking a cigarette.”


A man reported at 5:02 a.m. that his arm was struck by a passing vehicle as he stepped into the crosswalk at Washington and Norman streets. The man said he wasn’t injured, and police spoke to the driver of the vehicle but didn’t issue any citations.

Police received an 8:47 a.m. report that a motorist was struck from behind while waiting at a red light at Highland Avenue and Swampscott Road. The man in the vehicle that struck him initially “offered to exchange information” but “jumped back in his car and fled” when he was told the police would be involved, according to the log. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

A 10:35 a.m. report of two men checking car doors near 426 Essex St. resulted in the arrest of Jonathan Lausier, 20, of 7 Glover St., Salem, on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Police responded to a 3:17 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 335 Lafayette St. and determined that two people were arguing “over laundry.”



The Fire Department responded to a 6:45 a.m. report of a fire at the Manchester House on Beverly Commons Drive and quickly put the blaze out with handheld extinguishers. A firefighter said the fire was located in a dryer and didn’t cause any structural damage. The family of four living at that residence safely evacuated the building, and there were no injuries, he said.


Officers responded to the New England Academy at 500 Cummings Center after a 4:11 p.m. report of a bus driver with alcohol on his breath. Officers spoke to the man, who was in a restroom when they arrived, and determined that he was slurring his words and had alcohol on his breath, Officer Dave Costa said in an email about the incident. The man said he had four or five beers the previous night but subsequently failed two of four field sobriety tests. Police also determined that he was required to wear corrective lenses but didn’t have any in his possession. Officers determined that the man was unable to safely transport children and contacted the bus company to send another bus. “No arrest as officers did not witness operation of vehicle,” Costa said.

A 6:01 p.m. report of two men with rifle-type weapons in the bushes brought police to Lothrop Street and Wilson Avenue, where they determined that it was actually kids with Nerf guns.

Traffic was backed up on Route 128 north shortly after 4:30 p.m. as emergency personnel provided aid for an undisclosed medical situation shortly before the exit for Route 1A.



A person at 11 Rand Circle reported harassing phone calls at 3:34 p.m.



Officers stood by on Smith Street after a report of an after-school fight, according to a 2:15 p.m. report, but “involved kids did not show.”

A State Street man reported that a woman was making threatening phone calls to him at 3:14 p.m.

A social worker requested a well-being check of a Washington Street resident at 5:27 p.m., after the man had missed his day treatment program and hadn’t communicated with her in the past three days by phone or text, according to the log. Officers entered the man’s residence and discovered a body, after which they contacted the state’s medical examiner. An officer said the death did not appear to be suspicious.

Police responded to a 6:22 p.m. report of an active emergency beacon in the area from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and determined that it was coming from a boat on Lime Street. “Beacon could be seen from outside the boat flashing inside,” police wrote.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Atlantic Avenue and Beach Street at 10:25 p.m. and arrested Robert Delgreco, 22, of 221 Reservoir Ave., Revere, on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.