, Salem, MA

February 28, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A woman on Washington Street reported to police at 8:41 a.m. that a vehicle had been parked in a 15-minute loading zone for “the past couple weeks.” An officer advised the owner of the vehicle to park elsewhere.

A “raving maniac” in a maroon SUV was passing cars on Humphrey Street, according to a 2:36 p.m. report. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Police received a 6:56 p.m. report that two cars went through a crosswalk on Washington Street while a woman was trying to use it and that “further down the street, a bus did the same thing.” Police wrote: “No description on cars, and she stated that there were three buses parked and she didn’t know which one was the offending bus.”


A 3:45 a.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to Evans Road, where a man said his ex-wife showed up at his shop and was “trying to take his dogs.”



A 10:38 a.m. report of a past assault at 26 Home St. resulted in the arrest of David Trethaway, 47, of 89 West St., Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police responded to a 7:56 p.m. report that an ice ball had been thrown at a car coming off the bridge at Cabot and Front streets, but an officer was unable to locate anything suspicious.

An 8:38 p.m. report of a man passed out in a car brought police to 23 Enon St., where they determined “party took a nap.”


A man at a Sohier Road address told police at 12:31 a.m. that he thought someone had stolen his “depositions,” but then he relocated them, according to the log. “Depositions consisted of incomprehensible scribblings on cardboard and random drawings,” police wrote.



A Lafayette Street man reported at 5:36 p.m. that one of his friends “became angry for an unknown reason” and struck him in the face with her fist. The man refused medical attention.

Police received a 7:15 p.m. report of a burglary from an Endicott Street man who said he’d left his residence unlocked for 13 days while he was away. “He reported the following items missing: mahogany record player, a fisherman statue that used to be a lamp and had a broken bottom, and a couple of old watches he said were unimportant,” police wrote. The man said he couldn’t understand why somebody would take such “worthless items” when he also had 1,000 VHS tapes and 3,000 records.

A woman called police to 22 Prince St. at 8:31 p.m. “because her boyfriend has two last names and she wanted us to find out why he has two last names.” The woman said she’d been with the man for six months but didn’t know his birthday, how old he was or exactly where he was from. Officers were unable to determine why the man had two last names.

A vehicle hit a snowbank and two signposts at 242 Bridge St., according to a 10:19 p.m. report. Police were unable to locate it.


A motorist crashed into a tree after he was cut off on Highland Avenue, according to a 6 a.m. report. The driver, identified as Kevin Bovell, 35, of 30 Ontario St., Lynn, was transported to Salem Hospital with facial injuries and later arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a marked lanes violation. He was also the subject of a warrant.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Patricia Road at 5:49 p.m. and arrested Christopher Tilley, 44, of 60 Harrison Ave., Peabody, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense; having an unregistered motor vehicle; and a miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 7:15 p.m. report of a fire at 12 Crowninshield St. and determined that a fire in a barrel had already been put out by a resident.


A motorist was given a warning for having an unregistered vehicle after he got into an accident with a Fire Department ladder truck near 86 Andover St. at 12:14 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a report of a crash at Herrick and Perley streets around 12:15 p.m. and determined that a Ford F-150 had rolled over near the intersection. No injuries were reported, and no other vehicles were involved. The operator, identified as a 16-year-old boy, will be summonsed on a charge of operating a motor vehicle so as to endanger, an officer said.



Two vehicles at 377 Forest Ave. were broken into overnight, according to a 6:51 a.m. report.

A woman was transported to Salem Hospital after she fell down stairs at 174 Humphrey St., according to an 11:32 a.m. report.



A break-in to a residence on Kirkbride Drive was reported at 6:43 p.m.


A 2:24 a.m. report of suspicious activity at the Concord gas station at 112 Water St. resulted in the arrest of Antonio Furtado, 30, of 28 Abington Ave., Peabody, on charges of larceny from a building and trespassing.