, Salem, MA

October 31, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A man on Everett Paine Boulevard complained about landscapers making noise at 10:41 a.m. Police wrote: “Caller said he did not know the address he was calling from. He said he was at the house caring for his mother who lives there and is ill. He said the work is going on right next door.” An officer wrote later: “Families doing yard work, no contractors.”

A woman on Jersey Street reported at 11:07 a.m. that her wallet, which read “Happy Day,” and had pom-poms, was stolen from her vehicle the day before, but an officer wrote later: “Found it in her jacket.”

Police received a 9:41 p.m. report of a disturbance on Barnard Hawkes Court. An officer investigated, but police wrote later: “Caller called back. Music is back on, and now the parties are yelling at each and a baby is crying nonstop.” Officers subsequently “told the friends to leave for the night,” according to the log.

Police received an 11:44 p.m. report of a disturbance on Barnard Hawkes Court. An officer investigated and determined: “Person was hanging pictures on the wall.”


Police received a 2:03 p.m. report that an unregistered van had been on Maverick Street “for weeks,” but an officer wrote later: “Vehicle is registered and is parked legally.”


A Maple Street man reported at 6:19 a.m. that construction workers at the Glover school had been starting too early — at 5:45 a.m. most days. An officer checked the area and wrote later: “No exterior work being done at this time.”

Police were unable to locate a man who was reported to be “trying to remove a bush” from the grounds of the Corinthian Yacht Club on Nahant Street at 6:28 a.m.

A 2:44 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to a Sevinor Road address, where they determined people had been arguing over money that was supposed to be spent on food but had been used for “something else.”

A man reported at 7:51 p.m. that his girlfriend had struck him “a few times” during a fight at dinner at a Bessom Street address and that he “wants someone to go with him so he can get a few things out of the apartment.” Subsequently arrested was Robert E. Jenkins, 62, of 30 Bessom St., Apt. C, Marblehead, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.



A child was transported to Salem Hospital with undisclosed injuries after a 3:44 p.m. report that he or she had fallen off a bicycle near 81 Endicott St.

A Fulton Street man reported at 5:35 p.m. that he’d found a “loan on his credit report ... that he did not apply for or receive.” Police wrote: “He spoke to the credit reporting bureau, and they advised him to file a police report.”

Police received a 6:27 p.m. report that an unknown male had entered an apartment at 110 Lowell St., laid down on the floor and claimed he was Jesus. The man was subsequently transported to Salem Hospital. Police wrote that an officer accompanied the man there because he was “combative due to being on some type of drug.”

A Dustin Street resident reported at 9:25 p.m. that his or her phone lines may have been cut, but an officer determined they were “not cut, but worn.”


Police and the Fire Department responded to 71 Tremont St. after a 3:51 p.m. report of a structure fire in a basement. An officer determined that “there were flammable things put inside the dryer. Dryer was removed from the building, and no damage occurred to the building. PFD assisting in ventilating smoke from the building. All in order at this time.”

A Pond View Road man reported at 7:23 a.m. that his garage had been broken into overnight and an air compressor and power washer stolen.

A man walked into the station about 12 p.m. and reported that his ex-wife had an unregistered firearm in her house on Lowell Street Court. Police subsequently determined that the woman had an active license for it.



A man reported at 11:27 a.m. that his estranged wife had “ransacked” the house at 121 Essex St.

A Burrill Street man reported at 7:12 p.m. that somebody had hacked into his email accounts.



A woman reported at 8:45 p.m. that somebody had stolen the plates off her rental car while it was parked in front of her residence at 5 Central St. She was advised to report the theft to her rental company.


A 9:45 a.m. report that an alarm was sounding brought police and the Fire Department to 11 Congress St., where they found a flashing fire panel and a “heavy smell of smoke in the air.” Firefighters and an officer entered the building but found no signs of a fire.

Police and emergency personnel responded to Elliott and Beckford streets after a 10:26 a.m. report that a vehicle had struck a pole. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Beverly Hospital with undisclosed injuries. An officer said that he or she had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and that the airbags did not deploy.



Police and the Fire Department responded to 7 Bridge St. after a 9:53 p.m. report that a truck had crashed into a house. Subsequently arrested was Daniel Bodek, 48, of 27 Taft Ave., Beverly, on a charge of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation. An officer said the accident damaged a large section of the house and caused a small fire on the utility pole across the street. A passenger in Bodek’s vehicle was transported to Beverly Hospital.


A purse had been stolen from a vehicle parked at 14 Otis St., according to a 3:11 p.m. report.



Police received a 7:11 p.m. report that a “religious zealot” with a loudspeaker was blocking access to a store on Essex Street, but an officer wrote later: “There was no problem found.”

Officers responded to 11 Church St. after a 10:41 p.m. report of a dispute between neighbors and determined one woman had gone to another’s door “because she needed to give her money for an Avon order.” When the woman didn’t answer her door, the second apparently “got upset” and knocked a decorative corn off the door “and ruined it,” wrote police. The woman subsequently admitting to police that she had knocked the corn off by accident and said she would buy a new one for the woman.


Police received a 1:38 a.m. report of assault on Osgood Street. Subsequently arrested was Shaun C. Gallagher, 26, of 99 Bridge St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police were unable to locate a vehicle that was reported to be driving on the wrong side of Highland Avenue at 2:30 a.m.

There were no injuries after a vehicle struck a pedestrian who wasn’t using a crosswalk at Lafayette and Harbor streets at 11:42 a.m., according to the log.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Wilson Street about 12:30 p.m. and subsequently arrested Brandon L. Rinaldi, 23, of 5 Willowbrake Drive, Peabody, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without a license in possession, illegal possession of a class B substance and a marked lanes violation.

Police responded to the parking lot of Target at 227 Highland Ave. at 3:21 p.m. and spoke with a man who said somebody had stolen items from his vehicle while he was shopping. Those items included medical records, pay stubs, 10 or 15 checks, and his and his wife’s passports. There were no signs of forced entry.