, Salem, MA

November 11, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Washington Street woman reported at 9:24 a.m. that she thought someone was “messing with her every two weeks regarding issues that she is having with the condo association.” Police wrote: “Today she reports someone tampered with her furnace by removing a wire.”

Police received an 11:03 a.m. report that somebody had stolen lobster traps from a man on Front Street, but police wrote later: “Appears to be civil issue. People who made the traps for him took them back because he didn’t pay them what he owed.”

A 91-year-old man was transported to an area hospital after a 2:32 p.m. report that he had fallen down six stairs outside a Darling Street address.

A Village Street woman reported 4:01 p.m. that her car had been egged overnight. “She noted after taking it to a car wash that the paint on the vehicle was damaged,” wrote police.

Police were unable to locate the large group of people who were reported to be smashing pumpkins on Robert Road at 6:23 p.m.


Police responded to Smith and Pleasant streets about 9:45 a.m. after a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a car and determined that a woman had actually fallen in the street at the same time a minor vehicle accident occurred across it. The woman sustained facial injuries and was hospitalized. Nobody was injured in the crash.

A 10:48 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to a Pleasant Street address. Police wrote later: “Officers report the parties involved had a rough day and were not fighting.”



Police were unable to locate anything amiss after a Buena Vista Street resident reported “suspicious noises in house” at 12:55 a.m.

Police received a 9:34 a.m. report that a tomb at the cemetery on Capen Road had been opened.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on Paradise Road at 1:18 p.m. and subsequently arrested Kalin Flores, 27, of 11 Poplar St., Lawrence, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop or yield.

A Burrill Street man reported at 5:35 p.m. that a white man with a mask “knocked on his door and then fled toward the train station.” Police later determined that the mask “appeared to be something along the lines of an Egyptian pharaoh.” An officer was unable to locate the man.



Police conducted a traffic stop at Lynnfield Street and Antonio Drive about 2:30 p.m. and subsequently arrested Kevin J. Barrera, 21, of 109 Essex St., Apt. 2, Lynn, on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

A 2:45 p.m. report of an injured swan brought police to Warren Street. Police wrote later: “Officer reported swan went back into pond. Environmental police declined to respond.”

Police were unable to locate two men who were reported to be in the canal near 18 Walnut St. at 4:28 p.m.

An Esquire Circle woman reported at 10:52 p.m. that a former colleague had taken $425 from her via a check-cashing scam.


A Pulaski Street man reported at 12:38 a.m. that somebody had thrown a rock through his window.

Police responded to Ledgewood Way after an 11:08 a.m. report that an “elderly female wearing high green socks and pajamas appears to be lost wandering the parking lot.” Police wrote later that the woman had gone back to her home and that her son “is aware of his mother’s condition and is working on getting her into an assisted-living facility.”

An officer conducted a traffic stop on Aborn Street about 1:35 p.m. and subsequently arrested Gerardo D. Cardona, 42, of 16 Sherman St., Peabody, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense, and driving on the sidewalk.

Three people were given no trespass orders for the Northshore Mall after a 2:58 p.m. report that a white woman in her 50s had approached a 14-year-old boy there and “asked him to purchase drugs for her.”

Police received a 3:41 p.m. report that six to eight youths were throwing rocks at ducks at Spring Pond on Lynn Street. “Sent the youths on their way,” an officer wrote later.

Police received a 9:56 p.m. report that a boyfriend and girlfriend were arguing over car keys in a parking lot on Foster Street.


Police conducted a traffic stop on Washington Street about 10 a.m. and subsequently arrested Francis Heredia-Rijo, 21, of 526 Western Ave., Apt. 8, Lynn, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, having no inspection sticker, having an uninsured motor vehicle, operating with a revoked registration and attaching plates.



A 7:06 p.m. report that people were arguing at the scene of an accident brought police to 52 Webb St., where they determined a vehicle had backed into the roadway and into another vehicle that had stopped to allow it to do so. Subsequently arrested was Brenda M. Capone, 54, of 177 Winter St., Saugus, on charges of drunken driving and failure to use care in backing. There were no injuries.

An 8:01 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 52 Tremont St., where they determined a mother had been arguing with her son over him smoking marijuana.

Police and the Fire Department responded to 9 Skerry St. about 8:30 p.m. after a report of a large bonfire. The blaze was put out by firefighters and the man who started it was advised that outside burning was prohibited in the city.


A 12:30 a.m. report of a larceny brought police to the Village Tavern on Essex Street, where an employee said that three females had left without paying their $193.24 bill. An officer located a phone number for one of them and gave her a call. He wrote: “I asked Aimee if she was at the Village Tavern tonight? Aimee related yes. I asked if she forgot to pay the bill? Aimee related no! ‘I put two one hundred dollar bills on the bar.’” The officer planned to review video footage from the bar.

A Lafayette Street man reported at 10:42 a.m. that he had let a man sleep in his apartment and then noticed that $120 in cash and a bottle of medication had gone missing from a drawer. “He was advised a report will be on file and to stop letting homeless people sleep in his apartment,” wrote an officer.

A 4:15 p.m. report that a raccoon was walking around brought police to 178 Fort Ave. An officer wrote later: “Area checked, no sign of raccoon or any other menacing beast.”

Police received a 5:41 p.m. report that a 2-year-old child had locked his or her father out of a house on Arbella Street.

A 6 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 44 Aurora Lane, where a male told them he was having a “really bad day” and “screaming at my friend on the phone.” Police advised him to “keep his voice down while outside, as the neighbors were complaining.”

Police responded to 190 Bridge St. after a 6:20 p.m. report of a domestic dispute and determined a mother and her 17-year-old son had been arguing over the latter’s alleged “inability to follow rules and clean his room.”

An officer was unable to locate a suspicious white woman with a mohawk who was reported to be in the area of 1 Stodder Place at 6:49 p.m.

About 11:30 p.m., an officer at 117 Lafayette St. arrested Steven F. Swain, 51, of 4 Druid Ave., Peabody, on a charge of trespassing. Swain had been given a no-trespass order for the location at 8 p.m., according to the log.

An 11:50 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at a West Avenue address resulted in the arrest of Makaylla Morgan Irving, 21, of 68 Story Ave., Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Police responded to Bridge and Webb streets after a 12:43 a.m. report that a male had possibly been assaulted there. The male told police that he’d been approached by a group of six males between 12 and 16 years old, and that one of them had knocked him to the ground. The male sustained bruising to his lip but declined medical attention. Police were unable to locate the suspects.

A 1:46 a.m. report of a domestic dispute on Symonds Street led to the arrest of Anthony Sean Granada, 34, of 10 Symonds St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery by dangerous weapon.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Loring Avenue at 4:04 a.m. and subsequently arrested Amanda Margaret Vance, 19, of 5 Timbercreek Lane, Billerica, on charges of drunken driving, failure to keep right and two red light or stop sign violations.

About 9:30 a.m., an officer at the Salem High School noticed a bus with an open door and then determined that at least two buses had been vandalized.

Police responded to Kings Roast Beef on North Street after a noontime report that somebody had left a note at the business and spoke to the owner, who said he found “a sign and what appeared to be spit on the front window of his store.” Police wrote: “The sign ... had words written on it that disparaged the business. The sign also appeared to have a name on it. The name appeared to be a party that the owner related is unwanted at the business.”

A 12:34 p.m. report that a man was throwing a woman’s clothes into Derby Street led to the arrest of Justin S. Mattera, 35, of 210 Derby St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received a 2:46 p.m. report that buses parked in a lot at 53 Mason St. had been vandalized.



A 9:04 p.m. report of an accident brought police to Endicott Street and Independence Way. Subsequently arrested was Brenda Ross, 50, of 459 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on a charge of drunken driving.


Police received an 11:40 a.m. report that somebody at 3 Garfield Ave. had fallen and injured their leg.


A 3:17 a.m. report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to Beverly Airport. Subsequently arrested was Michael Parisella, 22, of 127 Burley St., Danvers, on a charge of drunken driving.