, Salem, MA

July 26, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A woman with bruises on her arm and leg went to the station at 10:34 a.m. to report that she had sustained those injuries the night before “when her boyfriend shoved her into a pole.”

A Foster Terrace woman reported at 11:30 a.m. that she had found “what she believes is a real gun” on a shelf of the house she had just moved into. “She would like it removed,” wrote police.

A group of five teenagers were dispersed from a Redstone Lane address after a 1:03 p.m. report that they were jumping into the water from the roof of a shed.

Police received a 1:46 p.m. report from a woman who said her brother’s neighbors had informed her that “he was intoxicated and dancing around naked” at a Farrell Court address. Police didn’t report finding anything suspicious upon responding to that area.

Police responded to State Street after a man reported at 9:34 p.m. that somebody was “using his horn ... inside his moving truck.” Police wrote: “The caller works for Nationwide Van Lines. He was inside a home, he heard his truck horn activated. He went downstairs to find an unknown person inside the vehicle using his horn.”



A woman on Beckett Street reported at 3:57 p.m. that she had found a “white bunny with pink eyes.” The animal was subsequently transported to Borash Veterinary Clinic.

A man was asked to leave the premises of a law office on Lowell Street after a 4:39 p.m. report that he had “knocked very loudly on the doors.”

An 8 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Toys R Us at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrests of Guy A. Morgan, 30, of 24 Clippership Lane, East Boston, on a charge of larceny over $250.

An officer responded to 6 Rogers Road after a report that a woman had been threatened by her neighbor, but the officer later determined that no threats had actually been made. The woman was “upset that she did a good deed for the neighbor ... and feels she was unappreciated for her efforts,” wrote police.


A 2:47 a.m. report that people were yelling brought police to McIntire Court, where they determined the people were “leaving for another city” and “discussing which car to take.”

A motorist reported at 3:28 a.m. that his car had been egged while he was driving it on Route 1.

A Berry Street man reported at 9:41 a.m. that there was a dead skunk on the property. “I advised him it is property owner’s responsibility to remove and dispose of the animal,” wrote an officer.

Police received a 10:53 a.m. report that a woman’s vehicle on Forest Street had been vandalized. An officer wrote: “Every panel and every light had deep scratches in it.”

The house at 29 Nancy Ave. had been egged overnight, according to a 10:54 a.m. report. “The officer stated that there was no damage to the house and that the homeowner will be washing the egg off the house,” wrote police.

A Truman Road woman reported at 1:29 p.m. that there was a groundhog near her car, and it wouldn’t leave. The animal control officer was going to bring the animal to the Borash Veterinary Clinic, according to the log.



A pharmacist at CVS on Paradise Road reported at 11:48 a.m. that prescription medications had been stolen.

A 12:18 p.m. report of a shoplifter at Marshalls on Paradise Road led to the arrest of Robert Furtick, 35, of 19 Marinna St., Lynn, on charges of larceny under $250; disorderly conduct; possession of a class B drug, subsequent offense; and resisting arrest.

An Edgehill Road female reported at 12:24 p.m. that she felt she was being videotaped. No further information was provided in the log.

Police received a 3:03 p.m. report that youths had been jumping from the pier near 431 Humphrey St. and that one had nearly been struck by a boat.



Police responded to Maple Street and Hazen Avenue after an 8:54 p.m. report of an accident and subsequently arrested Paul Bolger, 46, of 259 Chestnut St., Lynn, on charges of drunken driving, second offense; leaving the scene of property damage; and a marked lanes violation. There were no injuries, according to the log.



A Harrison Avenue woman reported at 6:10 p.m. that a U.S. Postal Service package containing 500 business cards, 9 card holders and a notebook had been stolen from her front door.

A Pope Street man reported at 6:49 p.m. that he heard people outside his door say they were going to “get him” and “pry open his door with a crowbar,” according to the log. Police didn’t find anybody suspicious in the area.

Police received a 7:11 p.m. report from a Wisteria Street man who said a BB had apparently been shot at his vehicle while he was working on it.

Officers were unable to locate a suspicious male with a knife who was reported to be on Harbor Street at 7:25 p.m.

A dog sustained “major injuries” after it fell out a third-floor window at 187 Lafayette St., according to a 7:27 p.m. report. An officer wrote: “The owner related to me that his friend was on the way with a vet to care for the dog. This officer did observe the window that the dog fell from and was able to observe the screen which it had fell through. The dog ... also ha[d] old scars on its back that the owner stated were from an accident a few years ago.”

At 7:42 p.m., officers in the area of Lafayette and Harbor streets arrested Xavier Marquez, 48, homeless, on charges of drinking in public and disturbing the peace.

A Fillmore Road woman reported at 9:18 p.m. that she believed her adult son had stolen $4 from her purse.

Police responded to a 10:49 p.m. report that two people on a bench at the Salem Commons were “possibly engaged in sexual relations. Police wrote: “Both were clothed and not found in compromising position(s). The two denied such activity and were moved along ... after being advised to behave themselves.”


Officers on patrol in the area of Lafayette and New Derby streets heard a “loud bang” and saw a mailbox had been knocked over on the sidewalk, according to a 1:29 a.m. log item. When they pulled up to it, they noticed a man standing next to it. “As soon as he saw us he began to walk away,” police wrote. “I asked him to stop and he started to run.” After a brief foot chase, police arrested David Michael Hanson, 24, of 385 Lafayette St., Salem, on charges of two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250, attempting to commit a crime and disturbing the peace. At the same time that police were arresting Hanson, a 911 caller reported that somebody had tried to force their way into the nearby Walgreens, according to the log.

Police were unable to locate a woman who was reported to be walking in traffic on Highland Avenue at 2:52 p.m.



A worker at the Beverly Education Foundation carnival was arrested on an out-of-state warrant after officers conducted a “safety check” of personnel associated with the attraction, an officer said. Sebastian Moody-Dabney, 22, homeless, was arrested on a warrant out of Maine with a charge of being a fugitive from justice. No further information was available as of last night.