, Salem, MA

March 2, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A man requested police do a well-being check on a woman who didn’t show up on Pleasant Street for their 3 p.m. date. “She was not there when he arrived ... he does not have her phone number and they have been communicating via U.S. Mail,” wrote police. An officer located the woman and reported that she would call the man.

An 11:42 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to a Jersey Street address, where they determined it was a verbal altercation between a mother and son.



A Rantoul Street woman reported to police that she had confronted a man who “was staring at her son for a long time” at 11:33 a.m. The man denied any wrongdoing to police.

A car bumped into the front corner of the building at 252 Elliott St., according to a 1:57 p.m. report. “No damage to the car or building,” wrote police.

Police received a 2:50 p.m. report of a missing UPS package at 15 Lovett St.

Police responded to Bridge and Ashton streets after a 3:30 p.m. report of an accident involving a school bus. “No children on board,” wrote police. “No damage to either vehicle.”

An officer and an ambulance responded to a 4:32 p.m. report that a person was hallucinating and paranoid on Manor Road.

Police responded to an 11 p.m. report of a rowdy group in the parking lot at 302 Rantoul St. “All parties just acting rowdy, all got in cars and left area peacefully,” wrote police.


A 4:10 a.m. report of a man with a handgun and warrants out brought police to the area of 29 Bow St., but a search of the area didn’t yield anything suspicious.



Police responded to a 1:40 a.m. report of a large animal laying in the roadway, possibly dead, at Humphrey and Salem streets. “Was bag of trash,” wrote police.



An 8:30 p.m. report of kids throwing snowballs at passing vehicles brought police to Lowell Street. “Group ran off when officer approached.”

At 9:02 p.m., an officer at 4 Cashman Road arrested Michael Bain, 41, of the same address, on a charge of being of being a fugitive from justice. An officer said Bain was wanted in New Hampshire on a charge of violating a protective order.


A 12:34 a.m. report of a vehicle stuck in a snowbank at Wallis and Hardy streets resulted in the arrest of Sean Singleton Irish, 35, of 29 Easter Lilly Court, Murrells Inlet, S.C., on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He was also wanted on an outstanding warrant from Woburn District Court. Irish was transported by ambulance to Lahey North.

A Johnson Street woman reported at 9:24 a.m. that trash had been dumped on her front yard.


Police received a 6:52 a.m. report that a man in a Volkswagen was taking pictures of the school at Lynn and Dexter streets. Officers were unable to locate him.

A 10:48 a.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 3 Magnolia Way resulted in the arrest of Christopher Calla, 27, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A caller reported at 1:24 p.m. that a black car with one occupant had been parked on Hathaway Avenue for the past two hours. An officer determined it was a private detective who had registered with police.



Police received a 7:57 p.m. report that a North Shore Medical Center employee had been punched, thrown to the ground and kicked with a bare foot by a woman. Police will summons the woman on charges of three counts of assault and battery.


Police responded to a 12:13 a.m. report that a man was sleeping against a house at Flint and Federal streets and arrested him on two outstanding warrants after placing him in protective custody.

Police will summons a man on charges of refusing to stop for police, a marked lanes violation, a red light violation, a stop sign violation, operating recklessly to endanger, speeding and operating after license suspension after a short police pursuit that began at at 2:56 a.m. at Derby and Daniels streets and was terminated when the vehicle went over the bridge.

The operator of a moped was transported to Beverly Hospital after being struck by a Toyota Corolla at 112 North St., according to an 11 a.m. report. A firefighter said the 30-year-old man went up on the hood of the Corolla and complained of lower back pain following the crash.

A 1:26 p.m. report of an erratic driver brought police to Belleview Avenue, where they arrested Ellen Kelleher, 57, of 37 Belleview Ave., Salem, on a charge of drunken driving, third offense.

A 3:30 p.m. report of a past domestic dispute on Highland Avenue resulted in the arrest of Kenneth Sutton, 37, of 12 Pope St., Salem, on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, threatening to commit a crime and kidnapping. An officer said Sutton grabbed his mother by the neck, choked her, and then stopped her from leaving a residence by pulling her wheelchair back inside.

Police responded to a 3:21 p.m. report that a vehicle had struck a fire hydrant at Loring Avenue and Leggs Hill Road. The operator told police he had taken his eyes of the road “for a short while” before the accident and was cited for speeding and a marked lanes violation. No injuries were reported.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 5:18 p.m. report that a dog had fallen through the ice and into a pond off Pickman Road. A firefighter put on an exposure suit and waded into about four feet of water to grab the dog, who was apparently uninjured and warmed up afterwards in a waiting ambulance. According to scanner reports and police log of the incident, the dog was transported to the pound because its nearby owners were not at home at the time.



Police responded to a 6:24 p.m. report of an accident involving a pedestrian at the 99 Restaurant at 60 Commonwealth Ave. A 45-year-old woman was subsequently transported to Beverly Hospital with hip pain, according to an officer. No citations were issued.

A North Shetland Road man reported at 9:09 p.m. that his girlfriend had slapped him.


A residence at 7 Garden St. had been broken into, according to a 3:53 p.m. report.

Police and medics responded to a 5:10 p.m. report that a 21-year-old man had overdosed — possibly on heroin — in the bathroom of the movie theater at the Liberty Tree Mall, according to radio reports. An officer said the man was subsequently transported to Beverly hospital.