, Salem, MA

March 6, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


Police responded to 20 Sohier Road after a 9:33 a.m. report of a strong odor coming from a unit there and determined that the problem was an overflowing cat litter box.

An officer stopped an Americab taxi after seeing it pick up passengers from 69 Story Ave. because the company “is not duly licensed in Beverly,” according to a 1:41 p.m. report. Police determined that the driver was transporting the passengers — his dependents — to a hospital in Boston for free. They were allowed to proceed.

A woman reported at 6:28 p.m. that a man had approached her near Dane Street Beach and tried to speak with her several times, then passed by her several times on his motorcycle and “stopped on side streets to watch her.” The woman said she stopped two other women and asked them to wait with her; the man drove off on Cabot Street. He was described as being a white man with a small motorcycle and a “funny” helmet. “She described the helmet as having a mohawk of different colors,” police wrote. The man was also wearing goggles and had a brown beard, she said.

Police received an 8:28 p.m. report of a lost diamond engagement ring at 181 Elliott St.


Police spoke with an 8-year-old who was causing a disturbance on a bus near 191 Cabot St., according to an 11:18 a.m. report. An officer advised her “to stop her disruptive behavior or she would be removed from the bus and brought into the police station,” police wrote. “She was also advised to put her seat belt on.”



Police received a 2:34 p.m. report of a tall, white man bothering people for money at 6 Essex Center Drive. An officer was unable to locate him.

A man at the Charles Motel, 4 Mill St., told police at 5:12 p.m. that he punched another man who had vandalized his car and threatened him. Police advised both on their harassment order rights.


Police forced entry into a unit at 5231 Avalon Drive at 12:54 a.m. after a caller requested a well-being check on his sister and she didn’t answer the door. “Sister was sleeping,” police wrote. “Officer reports the sister checked out fine.”

Police conducted a traffic stop at Lowell Street and Proctor Circle at 1:12 a.m. and arrested Michael Bourgeois, 26, of 8 Pine St., Apt. 2, Peabody, on charges of drunken driving and speeding.

A Krochmal Road woman reported an animal in her trash can at 8:33 a.m. “I advised her to tip the can over and let the animal leave on its own,” an officer wrote.

A woman reported at 9:37 a.m. that there was a large pigeon underneath her father-in-law’s car at 29 Intervale Ave. “I advised her to let it be, or use a broom to move it along,” an officer wrote.

Police received a 9:51 a.m. report of an explosion sound from a caller on Brookbridge Road. Middleton police confirmed receiving similar calls and reported that they could be related to a brush fire in the area. Police checked the area but were unable to determine the source of the sound.

A 34-year-old woman was arrested on three outstanding warrants after a 12:44 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 101 Lowell St.

A woman was transported to Beverly Hospital after a 1:16 p.m. report that she had passed out at the cash register and struck her chin at Talbots at the Northshore Mall.

Police received a 1:58 p.m. report that a syringe had been found on the ground near a playground on Dark Lane. An officer removed it.



Police received a 3:17 p.m. report that a man tried to steal $125 in merchandise from Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road.



Police responded to an 8:07 p.m. report of domestic assault at 4 Belgian Road and arrested Carlos Lahr, 33, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery on a person 60 or older or disabled with injury.


An officer responded to Walmart at 55 Brooksby Village Drive after a 2:41 p.m. report of an accident with no injuries.



A 5:21 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 135 Lafayette St. resulted in the arrest of Jason Alonzo, 19, of 24 Peabody St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Police received a 4:01 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 41 Federal St. and arrested Christopher Hale, 30, of the same address, on charges of two counts of domestic assault and battery.

A taxi driver told police that he had blacked out before crashing through a fence and striking a wall at 1 Holyoke Square, according to a 4:19 a.m. log item. There were no reported injuries, and police didn’t issue any citations.

A bicyclist was transported to Salem Hospital with arm and leg injuries after being struck by a North Shore Elder Services van near 331 Highland Ave., according to a 10:36 a.m. log item. The operator of the vehicle, identified as James Grocki, was cited for failure to use care in starting.

At 2:47 p.m., an officer at 292 Canal St. arrested Sean Patrick Bell, 44, of 195 Wabash Ave., Ukiah, Calif., on charges of being a fugitive from justice, failure to stop for police, driving at a speed greater than reasonable, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger and passing where prohibited. Police declined to provide specifics about the incident that led to Bell’s arrest. According to a police log from Ukiah, Bell was arrested in September 2012 on a charge of violating a court order.



Police conducted a traffic stop at 80 S. Main St. at 3:40 p.m. and arrested Heather Larocque, 27, of 259 Newbury St., Peabody, on charges of possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute and Sean Boyden, 27, of 2 Dooling Circle, Peabody, on charges of unlicensed operation, possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute.

An officer at 8 Johns Ave. at 4 p.m. arrested Michael Atkinson, 37, of the same address, on a charge of violating a restraining order.



Police received a 10:36 a.m. report that an Alden Road man’s son had left the house against his wishes. Police were unable to locate the youth.

A caller reported at 4:17 p.m. that teenagers in a car had almost become airborne after hitting a bump in the road at Harbor Avenue and Brown Street where the roadway had been repaired after a water main break.


A woman on Creesy Street reported at 7:26 a.m. that her 13-year-old brother had been faking a cough for the past three days to get out of going to school. The female called back later to tell police that the youth had gotten up and gone to school.