, Salem, MA

June 18, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 8:05 a.m. report that a 14-year-old boy with blond hair was shooting squirrels with a BB gun on Waldron Court.

A Girdler Road woman reported at 10:54 a.m. that her 22-year-old son was being disrespectful.

Police gave a motorist a verbal warning after a road-rage incident on Atlantic Avenue, according to an 11:16 a.m. log item. “Operator was advised to keep his vulgarities to himself,” wrote police.

Police responded to a 7:14 p.m. report of loud music on Jane Road and determined it was coming from a mother-daughter birthday party. “They will turn the music down,” wrote police. “Surrounding neighbors had all been notified.” Police returned to the address after another report of loud music later on. “Party is breaking up,” wrote police.

Police responded to a 10:23 p.m. report that a woman could hear somebody screaming, “Stop, someone help me” on Atlantic Avenue. An officer determined the woman was stuck on her roof; the Fire Department forced entry to the residence and helped the woman. Police wrote in the log that she had gone out on her roof deck with latex spray to address a leak and encountered a hornet’s nest. “In the confusion as the hornets became agitated the door got shut and she was locked on the roof deck,” wrote police.


Police received a 4:26 a.m. complaint at the station from a man who said he had been offered the opportunity to purchase a bicycle stolen from an “M” town — either Marblehead or Malden. Police wrote that the man said his complaint about the issue was “payback” because the other male had “betrayed” him.

Police received a 10:25 a.m. report that kids were selling lemonade in the area of Foster Street and Valley Road from a caller who voiced concern that the kids might get hit by cars speeding down the road; police determined there were no issues. “Kids are sitting in their chairs, with an umbrella and sign,” an officer wrote.

A woman reported at 11:16 a.m. that she had been “reading the log” when she noticed a call regarding a television that was taken in the area of Green Street — and that she had seen a male walking with a television in that area.

Police received a 1:27 p.m. report that somebody on Green Street Court had found a neighbor “cold to touch, foaming, and stiff.” Emergency personnel determined the individual was dead.

An individual in a yellow sweater was transported to Salem Hospital after a 7:54 p.m. report that he or she was bleeding from the mouth or chin in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts on Pleasant Street.



A 10:16 p.m. report of a house party brought police to 70 Grover St., where they determined it was a small group of Beverly High School graduates. “Mom advised of complaint and [told] to quiet down for evening,” wrote police.



A male went to Lahey hospital “to get checked out” after a 4:03 p.m. report that he had been following other males into the bathroom of Burtons Grill at the Northshore Mall.

A bicyclist reported at 4:37 p.m. that she’d heard a female screaming in the area of Peabody Road. “Checked area, nothing heard,” wrote police.

A man was transported to Lahey hospital after a 6:54 p.m. report that he had sustained an open head injury after he fell off a bar stool at Toscana’s restaurant at 3 Bourbon St.

A 7:44 p.m. report that a child was driving a car brought police to 300 Andover St. “Owner/operator was spoken to,” police wrote later. “She will cease.”

Police received a 10:35 a.m. report that youths with a dark vehicle near 6 Benevento Circle had placed fireworks “in a rabbit’s mouth” and lit them. Police wrote later that an officer had located the vehicle and spoken to the youths, but that no “enforcement action” was taken.


Police responded to an 8:08 a.m. report that a woman at 6 Crane Ave. was having a dispute with her husband and determined the two were arguing “over one of them moving out and who would be packing a bag.”

An 11:56 a.m. report that an unknown person had dropped off a suspicious bag brought police to Catherine Drive, where they determined the bag contained “an unopened bottle of wine and a beer.” Police wrote: “Officer will dispose of the items.”



Police received an 11:53 a.m. report that somebody at 61 Greenwood Ave. had received a call from somebody claiming to represent the town of Swampscott. “They stated that they wanted to get into the house to check for storm damage,” wrote police.

A Paradise Road resident reported at 1:10 p.m. that they had received a suspicious email on their computer. Police wrote later: “Party downloaded a virus.”

The animal control officer was notified after a 4:07 p.m. report that a “sick-looking skunk” was walking in circles in the middle of Valley Road.

Police responded to a 9:12 p.m. report that a telephone pole was leaning toward the roadway at 308 Essex St. An officer wrote later: “No change from previous condition.”

A Norfolk Avenue resident reported at 10:51 p.m. that they had received a call from a female stating “she was just raped,” and then a male apparently snatched the phone and hung it up. There was no identification information about the caller, and whoever reported it was unsure where the call came from, according to the log.


Police received an 11:38 a.m. report that a woman on Paradise Road had struck her male companion and “ripped off his shirt,” but an officer subsequently determined it was only a verbal argument.

Youths were lighting fireworks in the street at Middlesex and Norfolk avenues, according to a 9:12 p.m. report. “Parties will stop,” police wrote later.



A Loring Avenue man reported at 5:24 p.m. that somebody had slashed all four tires of his 2005 Dodge Caravan.

Police received a 6:21 p.m. report of a domestic dispute in the street at 144 Marlborough Road and determined a woman had been yelling at a passing vehicle because somebody inside it had thrown a “bottle at her and her baby and then started yelling obscenities,” according to the log.

A 9:14 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to 20 Planters Court, where a woman told them her intoxicated husband had “started a dispute over nothing.”


Police were unable to locate a couple who were reported to be yelling in the street at 212 Essex St. at 12:10 a.m.

An officer located two people sitting in a vehicle on Ferry Street at 1:42 a.m. and determined it was a man and his girlfriend. The man “stated that he is having a tough year, and he is living in his van down by the river,” wrote police.

A Highland Avenue woman reported at 10:07 a.m. that she hadn’t heard from her nephew in a long time. Police wrote later: “Party in nursing home — aunt notified.”

A 26-year-old Beverly man was arrested on a warrant after a 11:41 a.m. report that somebody was “acting strange” near a trash can at 59 Boston St.

A suspicious vehicle was reported to be circling the neighborhood of 2 Naples Road at 1:36 p.m., but an officer was unable to locate it.

One of a Hartford Street woman’s 12 solar lights had gone missing from her front yard, according to a 3:23 p.m. report.



An 8:20 p.m. report that a 79-year-old man was “out of control” brought police to 90 Lindall St.


Police received a 4:35 p.m. report that somebody’s foot had been run over at the Home Depot on Newbury Street.

A 7:42 p.m. request for medical aid at 5113 Kirkbride Drive resulted in the arrest of Scott Kehoe, 37, of the same address, on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace.


Police received a 2 p.m. report that a suspicious man was looking over a fence at 2 Grapevine Road.