, Salem, MA

November 8, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


An officer assisted an elderly couple find their vehicle at the corner of Mugford and Mechanic streets after a 4:21 p.m. report that they couldn’t find it, according to the log.



The DPW was notified after a 3:03 p.m. report that steam was coming out of a sewer cover on Ellsworth Road.

Police received a 4:58 p.m. report of a possible home invasion at 190 Bartholomew St., but an officer determined it was actually a family dispute that had occurred.


The DPW was notified after an officer determined at 1:40 a.m. that several large pumpkins had been smashed in the middle of the roadway at Endicott and Andover streets.

Police received a 9:47 a.m. report of a suspicious male on Catherine Drive. “Male party was hanging up fliers for his lost cat,” police wrote later.

An 11:26 a.m. report of a fight in the hallway at Peabody Vocational High School resulted in the arrest of Anthony Rossi, 18, of 92 Walnut St., Peabody, on charges of disturbing school, assault and battery, and assault and battery on a public employee.

A detail officer received a 12:11 p.m. report that a black woman was standing behind the Toys ‘R’ Us building on Essex Center Drive and “swaying excessively.” Police wrote: “Officer was familiar with the person; she belongs to a local group home and is waiting for the bus.”



Police received an 11:21 p.m. report of a possible robbery in process at 131 Brimbal Ave.


An officer was unable to locate anything amiss on East Street after a 1:18 p.m. report of multiple gunshots. While looking in the area, the officer saw a vehicle make two loops on East Street, according to the log. “I subsequently stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Corning and East Lothrop. Spoke with operator who said he wasn’t sure why vehicles were on his street and wanted to check us out. Party said he was on his way to work in Woburn. Everything seems OK.”

An officer responded to 116 Essex St. after a 9:12 a.m. report that a vehicle had possibly been abandoned there. “No inspection sticker, leaking numerous fluids into storm drain for past three days,” wrote an officer. The vehicle was subsequently removed from the area.

Police received a 12:54 p.m. report that somebody was taking pictures of a house at Lothrop Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Police were unable to locate a man in a fedora who was reported to be “taking pictures of the insides of vehicles” on Cabot Street at 2:18 p.m.

An 8:02 p.m. report that a woman at 353 Cabot St. wanted her “drunken boyfriend” removed resulted in the arrest of Scott J. Hartley, 56, of 12 Herrick Road, Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and battery and possession of a class C drug.

An officer responded to Beverly Commons Drive after an 8:17 p.m. report that four tires on a vehicle there had been smashed, but an officer wrote later: “No observable damage. Possibly deflated.”


A man at 6 School St. reported at 8:22 a.m. that somebody had tried to steal his motorcycle.



Police received a 5:25 a.m. complaint that a loud trash truck was picking up trash behind the building at 646 Humphrey St., but an officer was unable to locate it.



An Essex Street woman reported at 7:37 p.m. that the delivery driver who brought her a television earlier in the day had subsequently sent her two text messages. “This officer called back to the owner of the phone and advised him the messages were not welcome, and not to send any more,” an officer wrote later.

A male was given a no-trespass order for the Market Basket on Highland Avenue after a 7:50 p.m. report that he’d been caught putting about $12 of food items into his backpack.

Police responded to 11 Gallows Hill Road after an 8:31 p.m. report of an accident and spoke to a man who said he’d swerved into a fire hydrant after a black Ford Explorer passed him on the left. No injuries were reported.

An officer responded to the emergency room of Salem Hospital about 10 p.m. after a report that drugs had been found there. A nurse handed over a “plastic bag containing a medical glove with a small, hard object inside.” Police later determined the object was a gram of crack cocaine.

A 10:08 p.m. report that somebody wouldn’t stop ringing a doorbell brought police to 163 North St., where they determined a woman’s downstairs neighbor had been “trying to get her attention about a water leak.”


An officer responded to 104 Lafayette St. after a 12:15 a.m. report of harassing text messages and spoke with a woman who said she’d received a text message containing a lewd picture from a number she didn’t recognize. “She further related that she called the number and spoke with a man who told her he meant to send the text to a different person. The involved party related to me the man was embarrassed and apologetic. No further text messages came from that number.”

A 3:35 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 187 North St. Subsequently arrested was Richard Ralph Craig, 59, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A crossing guard at the Bentley school on Memorial Drive reported at 6:50 a.m. that he’d seen what he believed was a coyote. “No reports of erratic nor aggressive behavior, just a report of being in the area,” an officer wrote. Police were unable to locate the animal.

The Fire Department extinguished a small mulch fire in front of 19 Hazel St. about 11 p.m., according to a log item.

Police responded to an apartment at 14 Cherry St. at 1:12 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant for a woman and were allowed inside by her husband, who said he didn’t know where she was. An officer then found her “hiding under a kitchen cabinet,” according to the log.

Police received a 1:18 p.m. report that somebody had shoplifted a wool hat from a store at 2 East India Square.

Officers responded to 12 Preston Road after a 2:10 p.m. report that a woman had smashed a sliding glass door and determined she lived there and had done so after locking herself out.

A report of an oven fire brought police and the Fire Department to 12 Prince St. about 2:30 p.m. “Stove top was on fire after party burned food,” wrote an officer. “Fire Dept. put fire out with extinguisher and also aired out apartment. All units cleared within 15 minutes.”



Police conducted a traffic stop on Conant Street at 6:09 p.m. and subsequently arrested Maryanne Loughlin, 54, of 13 Mildred Road, Danvers, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

An officer responded to McDonald’s at 182 Endicott St. after a 10:10 p.m. report of employee theft. Police again responded to this location to “keep the peace ... while employee fired” at 11 p.m., according to the log.


Credit cards had been stolen from inside a vehicle 7 Kenmore Drive, according to a 7:12 a.m. report.