, Salem, MA

April 2, 2013


The Salem News

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Surgical gloves were found outside a residence on Oak Street, according to a 3:03 p.m. report.

Police and the Fire Department received a 7:26 p.m. report of a house fire on Lake Street, but the caller subsequently determined that the blaze was actually in a fire pit.


A possible “prowler” was reported on Curwen Road at 3:37 a.m., but officers checked the area and were unable to locate anything suspicious.

Police and Atlantic Ambulance responded to an 11:01 a.m. report that somebody was yelling for help on Endicott St., but that person later refused medical transport.

A Waldingsfield Lane woman requested assistance removing her emergency brake at 11:04 a.m. An officer helped her.

An Aborn Street woman reported at 1:44 p.m. that her sister had opened a National Grid account in her name.



A 9:36 a.m. report that a man was walking in the roadway and telling cars to hit him brought police to Herrick Street, where they determined, “Party having a bad day over father’s court case and girlfriend leaving him. Party calmed down and refused any further assistance.”



Police received a 7:41 p.m. report that a group of youths were offering people alcohol near the baseball diamond at 200 Forest Ave. An officer was unable to locate them.


Someone had been “pouring stuff” on a girl’s car at 15 Paradise Road, according to a 9:35 p.m. report.

An erratic operator in a gray Mercedes nearly struck a police officer and took off toward Lynn on Lynn Shore Drive after being told to stop, according to a 9:04 p.m. report. Police didn’t report catching up with the vehicle.


A Paradise Road resident reported that for the second time in two days, somebody had dumped coffee all over a vehicle. “Believed to have been doing by adjacent rooming house,” police wrote.



A laptop was taken during a break-in to a vehicle at 107 Locust St., according to a 5:58 a.m. report.

A cellphone was stolen from a car at 3 Huron Ave., according to a 6:51 a.m. report.

Police received a 7:59 a.m. report that a window was smashed on a vehicle at 10 Riding Club Road and a wallet stolen from inside.



Police responded to a 10:20 p.m. report of an undesirable at 18 Turner Court and determined that a man there was playing a guitar and singing the George Jones song “The Race is On.” Police wrote: “He was in the area looking to reunite with his former wife ... but has not talked to her in a year and does not know her residence.” An officer transported him to a shelter and advised him to phone his ex-wife, “as opposed to seeking her out unannounced in the middle of the night.”


Randolph Lilley, 49, of 43 Boston St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of trespassing after he refused to leave Salem Hospital, according to a 6:52 a.m. log item.

Salem and Beverly police responded to the Veterans Memorial Bridge after a 10:30 a.m. report of a possible jumper and determined that the man wasn’t suicidal but had been “sitting on one of the concrete light police footings,” panicking the people who saw him. George Perruzzi, 18, of 3 Mount Pleasant Drive, Peabody, was arrested on a charge of violating the city’s knife ordinance.



Police received a 12:34 p.m. report that somebody had smashed a working television that was left outside for anybody who wanted it on Broughton Road.

A Sargent Road caller reported that a woman had come to the door saying she drove 21/2 hours to “shampoo a neighbor’s carpet,” but nobody was home. Police were unable to locate the woman.


Police conducted a traffic stop at noon and arrested Paul Casale, 62, of 18 Rainbow Road, Marblehead, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and drunken driving, second offense.

An Evans Road woman reported at 3:44 p.m. that her husband had made comments about “burning down the house, but she does not think he would really do it.” The woman that the man’s “M.O. would be to hire someone to do it,” according to the log.