, Salem, MA

December 1, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Dodge Road woman reported at 11:22 a.m. that she had received a scam email regarding $500,000.

Police received a 1:56 p.m. report that a Front Street woman had been receiving annoying phone calls for the past six months. “She did not want to see an officer but will come in, as the calls are now coming in the middle of the night and scaring her,” wrote police. An officer determined the calls were being made by a telemarketer.



A 3:45 p.m. report of an oven fire brought police and the Fire Department to 101 Essex St., where they determined the blaze was already extinguished and had been contained to the oven.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 6:16 p.m. report of smoke in a house at 38 Roundy St. and determined the condition had been caused by a TV Guide from Sept. 17, 1971, which was found in a heating duct.


Police dispersed a house party at 11 Lenox St. at 12:15 a.m. and arrested Juan Fortich, 21, of the same address, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Someone was reported to be pounding on the door of 12 Princeton St. at 5:06 a.m.

Two tires were slashed on a Jeep parked near 50 Broadway, according to a 7:29 a.m. report.

A male in his late teens was transported to Beverly Hospital with minor injuries after his vehicle struck a tree at Essex and Spring streets at about 8:30 p.m.



A Flint Street woman reported at 4:37 p.m. that somebody had taken her name off her mailbox three times in recent weeks.

An officer found a “severely” injured seagull near the Salvation Army at 93 North St. after a 5:10 p.m. report. “The seagull expired on scene,” the officer wrote.

A man was yelling at motor vehicles on Mason Street, according to a 10:10 p.m. report, but an officer was unable to locate him.


Police responded to 17 Harbor St. after a 12:08 a.m. 911 call from that address. Officers determined a man there had called 911 to “ask a question about sending mail to the police station.” He was advised “that he could use the Post Office to send mail and that he should not call 911 unless it was for an emergency.”

Police assisted a Salem Housing Authority inspector and manager carry out a court order allowing for an inspection and photos regarding a “hoarding issue” at a residence on Lee Fort Terrace, according to a 9:11 a.m. report.

Police received a 9:57 a.m. report of two men fighting with baseball bats at 38 Boston St., but subsequently determined it was only a verbal dispute over a custody issue.

A 1:11 p.m. noise complaint brought an officer to 7 May St., where he advised a woman in a Dodge Neon to lower her music.

A man told police at 2:14 p.m. that he had been struck by a young female in a red car while he was driving by the Hawthorne Hotel. He said he had intended to “work it out with her” but had left the scene without getting any information except her phone number.



Police responded to a 6:08 p.m. report of a break-in at 9 Walker Road, where they determined someone had kicked in the front door and spit on the carpet.

A heroin overdose was reported on Crane Brook Way at 7:06 p.m. “Party not breathing and turning blue,” wrote police.

Police received a 7:54 p.m. report that a woman had overdosed in a hallway of the Homewood Suites hotel but were unable to find her after responding to that location.

A neighborhood dispute over trash barrels brought an officer to 194 Washington St. at 10:40 p.m.


A Washington Street woman reported “persons standing over her bed threatening her” at 4:39 a.m., but police found nothing suspicious after responding to her house.

A woman reported finding a handheld radio at 4 Wiseman Drive at 10:39 a.m. An officer confirmed that it belonged to the department.

A bus driver reported an unattended 2-year-old in the roadway at 67 Endicott St. at 11:27 a.m. “Officer reports the child had escaped from his home without the caretaker knowing,” wrote police. “Child was returned to his family.”

Police received a 12:45 p.m. report that a Pump It Up customer who was upset no food was included in a party she had booked had remarked, “This is the reason why people bring guns to places.” An officer was going to advise her she was “not welcomed” at the business.

The Fire Department extinguished a small trash fire at 80 Walnut St. at 1:48 p.m.



Police responded to an 11:07 p.m. report of a car stopped in the road at 153 Endicott St. and subsequently arrested Christopher Mulvany, 33, of 39 Central St., Beverly, on charges of drunken driving and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


A 12 a.m. report of shoplifting at Kohls resulted in the arrest of Anna Clifford, 46, of 24 Sidney Ave., Lynn, on a charge of shoplifting.

Police fielded an 8:44 a.m. report of an injured deer at 80 Lindall St., but an officer was unable to locate the animal.