, Salem, MA

June 13, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Dartmouth Road man reported at 12:04 p.m. that his ex-wife had been accessing his iTunes account without his permission. “He was unsure if she made any purchases with the account,” wrote police.

Police received a 1:19 p.m. report that there was debris from an earlier accident on the roadway at Leggs Hill Road and Tedesco Street. Police wrote later: “No visible debris in the road, just sand and a large stick.”

A 4:30 p.m. report of suspicious activity on Bayview Road resulted in the arrest of Spencer Andrews, 24, of 64 Bayview Road, Apt. 2, Marblehead, on charges of distribution of a class D drug and possession of marijuana (one ounce or less).

Police were unable to locate a man who was reported to be passed out in a red Honda Element on Pleasant Street at 4:53 p.m.

A 16-year-old on Abbot View Lane reported at 10:03 p.m. that his parents were fighting. Police wrote: “He stated that it was physical and now they are breaking things.” Police subsequently determined that the man involved would be leaving for the night.

A 10:25 p.m. report of “noisy kids” in a silver Mercedes brought police to Everett Paine Boulevard, but they were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.


Police notified the DPW that a tree had fallen down and was blocking Beach Street, according to a 5:21 a.m. report.

An anonymous caller reported at 6:45 a.m. that someone was using a chain saw in front of an abandoned house on Mystic Road, and “it woke up the whole neighborhood.” Police determined the town’s light department was doing work.

The DPW was informed that a large rock was in the roadway on Watson Street, according to a 7:44 a.m. log item.



A Mulberry Drive woman reported at 8:59 p.m. that her grandson was causing a disturbance and “she is locked inside her car right now and he is inside the residence.” The grandson left the area thereafter, according to the log.

An employee of the Finishing Touch nail salon on Lynnfield Street reported at 9:04 p.m. that a male with a “plastic bag over his body” had watched the store as she locked up. An officer was unable to locate him.

An 11:38 p.m. report of a “sawing noise” brought police to 27 Proctor St., where they determined it was noise from a sump pump.


An officer notified the DPW that trash barrels at Pierpont Park were overflowing, according to a 12:53 a.m. report.

A North Central Court woman reported at 12:59 a.m. that she heard a noise coming from the back door to her house. “Officer checked the area and wasn’t able to locate anyone in question,” police wrote later.

A Warren Street woman reported at 1:12 a.m. that her ex-boyfriend “came in through the window and assaulted her,” but an officer later determined it was only a “verbal dispute.”

Police received a 2:41 a.m. report that a suspicious person was standing on a porch on Barnstable Road. The person subsequently left the area in a black sedan with no headlights on, according to the log. “Officer checked the surrounding area and was unable to locate party.”

Police conducted a traffic stop on Allens Lane at 7:52 a.m. and subsequently arrested Lee J. Brewer, 45, of 23 County St., Peabody, on charges of operating with a suspended license and having an unregistered motor vehicle. He was also wanted on two warrants, according to the log.

Police received a 9:13 a.m. report that a company was working in the area of Railroad Avenue without a detail officer. Police wrote: “The officer stated that the company, Utility Services, had the street down to one lane. They will be stopping work and they will be hiring an officer.”

Police responded to a 9:25 a.m. report that a Newbury Street woman believed someone had attempted to break into her trailer. An officer subsequently found “malicious damage to the screen,” according to the log.

A 10:22 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at a Veterans Memorial Drive address resulted in the arrest of Gary Williams, 29, of 211/2 Sagamore St., Lynn, on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

A 12:16 p.m. report of a possible house fire brought police and the Fire Department to 6 Kingdom Court, where they determined the fire had been contained to a microwave.



A disabled trash truck was towed from Mill and Margin streets, according to a 4:07 p.m. log item.

An officer responded to a 4:30 p.m. report that a large group was loitering at Essex Street and East India Square and “sent a group of 12-15 teenaged youths on their way without incident.”

A 4:32 p.m. report of an “explosion” with “black smoke” brought police to Loring Avenue and Leggs Hill Road, where they unable to locate anything amiss.

Police received an 8:59 p.m. report of a loud bang like a gunshot in the area of 35 Essex St., but an officer was unable to locate anything suspicious.

A 10:06 p.m. report that two people were “acting suspicious” in a pickup truck brought police to 15 Hawthorne Boulevard, where they determined they were “becoming better acquainted with each other.” Police ran them for warrants and then advised them “to find a more suitable location to continue their time together,” according to the log.


Police responded to a 9:33 a.m. report that there were undesirables behind Victoria Station. “They were advised to leave the area and not come back,” wrote police. “They did so without incident.”

An 11:07 p.m. report that a male and female were possibly painting graffiti brought police to 242 Bridge St. An officer wrote: “They stated that they were going to paint an electrical box for a contest, approved by the planning department. I followed up with the planning department and was informed that the painting is approved.”

A Daniels Street woman reported at 11:45 a.m. that her plants had been stolen on June 10 and she suspected a landscape company had taken them. “She approached one of the landscape workers and inquired about her stolen plants,” wrote police. “The worker stated they cleaned up her yard by accident but did not take any plants.”

A March Street woman reported at 12:15 p.m. that a UPS package containing a pair of $74 size 3 teal-and-white LeBron James sneakers had been stolen from her front porch.

Police received a 2:21 p.m. report that a dog was defecating on a lawn at 14 Cherry St.



Police received an 8:42 a.m. report of two suspicious males in a motorized boat at the reservoir near 322 Locust St., but they were unable to locate them.

A 1:49 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Kohl’s on Independence Way resulted in the arrest of Ann Cormier, 39, of 14 Bourbon St., Peabody, on a charge of shoplifting.



A 1:06 a.m. report of a loud bang brought police to the area of Goat Hill Lane and Summit Avenue, but they were unable to locate anything suspicious.

Police received a 6:53 a.m. report that a work crew had started prior to 7 a.m. at 40 Prince St.

An intoxicated man was transported to Beverly Hospital after an 11:16 a.m. report that he was “passed out or sleeping” near 48 Pond St.

At 12:25 p.m., an officer at 389 Cabot St. arrested Ryan McAniff, 22, of 904 Broughton Drive, Beverly, on a charge of distribution of a class C drug; and Michael K. McCallum Jr., 17, of 15 Bennett St., Beverly, on charges of possession of a class C drug and possession of a class B drug.

A 2:45 p.m. report that a young girl “heard noises” brought police to 12 Douglas Ave. “Checked inside of home, no persons found,” wrote police.