, Salem, MA

July 18, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Eustis Road woman reported at 9:49 p.m. that there were people on the beach in front of her house and that she could hear “oar locks and boat sounds.” Police wrote later: “Officer states the owner gave permission for the men to be there.”

Police received an 11:51 p.m. report that two females were walking down Pleasant Street “trying to pull on every car handle that they walked past,” but an officer found nothing suspicious in the area.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Lowell Street at 2:02 p.m. and arrested Flavio Pacheco, 27, of 777 Central St., Lowell, on charges of operating without a license, having no inspection sticker and truck failure to display owner’s name.

Police received a 2:13 p.m. report that there was a dog locked in a car with the windows up near 10 Sylvan St., but an officer found the vehicle and determined there was a person sitting inside, too.

Somebody had stolen 60 bras from the Victoria’s Secret at the Northshore Mall at some point in the past couple days, according to a 2:27 p.m. report.

A Sherry Lee Lane man reported at 2:56 p.m. that he had found a half-dead bat in his kitchen sink. Police wrote: “He contained the bat in the sink and went to work. The bat is now dead. He reports all residents and pets slept upstairs last night. He does not know when the bat entered the house, or if they were exposed.” The bat was to be sent out for testing.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 7:54 p.m. report of a structure fire at 30 Shore Drive and determined it was just food burning on a stove.

The DPW was notified after a 10:57 p.m. report that a water line had broken near 33 Gardner St., and the pavement was buckling.



Police received a 4:16 p.m. report that an elderly man was exposing himself by the library on Burrill Street.

A Paradise Road woman reported at 5:07 p.m. that her bicycle had been stolen.



At 7:14 p.m., an officer at 91 Lafayette St. arrested Michael John Russell, 29, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, on charges of disorderly conduct and illegal possession of a class B substance.

A security guard at 1000 Loring Ave. reported at 8:51 p.m. that a man he believed was “unhappy with management” had approached him outside the building and “put his finger up to his face and poked him in the nose.” The guard refused medical attention.

An officer responded to 18 Shillaber St. after an 8:55 p.m. report of harassment and determined a woman’s son had gotten “very upset that she was taking her other son away camping.” The son subsequently went online and posted “rude remarks” on Facebook about his mother’s boyfriend and his two children, then sent “several nasty texts” to the man, she said. The officer advised the man to “avoid Facebook” and “avoid any more texts” from the woman’s son.

Police were unable to locate anything amiss in the area of 116 Lafayette St. after a 10:16 p.m. report that a female was yelling for help.

An officer responded to 18 Clark Ave. after a 10:30 p.m. report that people were urinating in the roadway and spoke to a man who said that “tonight and usually on the weekends, there are urination stains in the middle of the road in front of his house.” The man said “he has seen male parties he does not recognize walking down the street when it gets dark” and that “he has not witnessed the occurrences, just the aftermaths.” The officer advised him to call police “should he observe the above occurrences.”

Police attempted to conduct a well-being check on two females at 15 Appleton St. at 10:42 p.m., according to the log, but an officer was unable to locate them. “Nothing weird,” wrote police.

Two teenage boys had apparently thrown an Arizona Iced Tea bottle through a woman’s porch window on Hazel Street, according to a 10:52 p.m. report. The window was smashed; police couldn’t find the youths.


A 1:42 a.m. report that somebody was smashing a television in the street brought police to 22 Prince St., where they determined a woman had been attempting to move the item into her pickup truck when she dropped it on the ground. Police wrote: “She was not intentionally smashing/breaking the TV. [She] was advised of the noise complaint and she stated she would move the TV the next day.”

An officer was unable to locate a group of kids who were reported to be playing catch in the area of 119 Boston St. at 2:20 a.m.

A 2:43 p.m. report that a female was yelling brought police to 34 Hazel St., where they determined she was “just talking on the phone.”



An officer was unable to locate anything suspicious in the area of Flint Street after a 9:33 p.m. report of fireworks.


Police received an 11:27 a.m. report that somebody had attempted to steal a Dell computer from the BJ’s Wholesale Club on Hutchinson Drive.



Officers were unable to locate a female who was reported to be staggering in the area of Dane and Butman streets at 5:21 p.m.


Police responded to a 12:01 a.m. report that a man was yelling in back of McDonald’s at 230 Elliott St., but they were unable to locate him.

A 3:59 p.m. report that a bicycle had been damaged brought police to 215 Rantoul St. An officer wrote later: “No damage to bicycle. Upset that building manager moved his bicycle out of the rose bushes.”

An officer located a woman’s black fanny pack after she lost it near 65 Dodge St., according to a 5:27 p.m. report. Police wrote: “Nothing was missing ... she was very pleased with the Beverly police services.”