, Salem, MA

July 23, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 8:43 a.m. report that a solicitor with “very yellow eyes” was going door-to-door on Pickwick Road “selling nothing.” Police wrote that the man told a resident he was just “practicing his sales skills.”

A man on Harbor Avenue reported at 9:41 a.m. that somebody had apparently tried to use his boss’ inflatable jet boat the night before, “but they sucked the dock line into the jet drive, choking it.” Police wrote: “The boat is no longer operable.”

A man was transported to Salem Hospital after a 1:50 p.m. report that somebody had a heard a “thud” in a hallway at an Anderson Street address and found him on the floor.

Police received a 7:17 p.m. report that a woman in a pink shirt had approached a woman on Leggs Hill Road and “made a motion to kick her car” when asked if she was OK. Police were unable to locate her.


A man reported at 10:01 a.m. that somebody had told him not to park on Stevens Road because it was a private way. “He was informed it is not private parking,” wrote police.

A woman reported at 1:19 p.m. that there were cars parked in the wrong direction on Goldthwait Road and that she was getting tired “of these people from out of town.”

Police received a 7:35 p.m. report that a woman in a black dress was staggering in the middle of the roadway at Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue, but they didn’t report finding anything suspicious after responding to that area.

Police responded to an 8:50 p.m. report that a “suspicious white pickup truck” was “suspiciously driving around the high school” on Humphrey Street. Police wrote later: “Person giving driving lessons.”


Police received a 10:54 a.m. report that a vehicle with out-of-state plates had been parked in front of a hydrant on Central Street for 48 hours. An officer determined it was parked about eight feet from the hydrant.

A male was transported to Salem Hospital after an 11:41 a.m. report from his girlfriend that he had “facial numbness.”

Police received a 7:23 p.m. report from a woman who said three people were “doing drugs” in a driveway and she had seen “baggies and pipes.” An officer determined the three were actually smoking cigarettes.



A juvenile walked into the station at 12:18 a.m. to report a domestic between him and his parents, according to the log. Raymond Levasseur, 31, of 42 Pleasant St., Swampscott, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received a 1:28 p.m. report that a 4-year-old boy had gone missing on Preston Beach. He was located shortly thereafter. Police wrote: “Just got confused which way to go on the beach to his family.”

A Bay View Drive woman reported at 10:05 p.m. that she’d received four calls “telling her she will be dead by tonight.” Police wrote that the woman had “no idea who’s calling.”


A Puritan Road resident reported at 1:05 a.m. that “there are persons on the beach being very loud and now starting a fire pit.” Police wrote later: “Group moved along.”



Police responded to a 3:25 p.m. report that youths were cutting through a property on Sparrow Lane. “Four juveniles were spoken to by the officer,” wrote police. “He feels the conversation was meaningful and constructive. The youths will not be cutting through...any more.”

Police cited a motorist for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle after conducting a traffic stop outside the fire department on Lowell Street, according to a 6:10 p.m. report.

A Batchelder Avenue woman reported at 6:32 p.m. that her neighbor’s ball was in her yard. Police wrote: “She refused to throw it back over the fence.” The ball was eventually returned to its owner, according to the log.

Police responded to the Carrabba’s restaurant on Newbury Street after a woman reported at 7:58 p.m. that her “grandson had some metal in his food” and management wasn’t assisting her. An officer later spoke to the manager, who said he was “unaware of anything.”

An officer was unable to locate two “disoriented” females who were reported to be walking in the roadway on Lynn Street at 10:34 p.m.

A 10:46 p.m. report of a family dispute brought police to 52 Aborn St., where they determined a woman was “upset” after finding her 16-year-old granddaughter drinking alcohol with friends at a park. Police wrote later: “Grandmother will handle the situation. Peace restored at present.”



Police received a 7:23 p.m. report that a male was throwing objects out of a vehicle during a verbal argument on Coolidge Avenue.


Officers responded to a 4:18 a.m. report that people were fighting outside of 6 Brook Head Ave. Police wrote later: “Party breaking up. All quiet now.”

Police received a 5:50 a.m. report of an “animal in trash cans” at 10 Lawrence St. An officer wrote later: “Animal left the area.”

A 12:30 p.m. report of a suspected drug transaction brought police to 460 Cabot St. Subsequently arrested was Jeffrey Trudel, 24, of 404 Scribner Hill Road, Wakefield, on a charge of possession of a class B drug, and Joshua Douglas Leboeuf, 23, of 46 Leach St., Salem, on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of possession of a class B drug.

An officer was unable to locate a motorist who was reported to be driving up and down Lothrop Street yelling obscenities out the window at 1:06 p.m.

At some point between about 4:15 and 5:15 p.m., an officer on Elliott Street arrested Brett Gamache-Snow, 26, of 6 Gage St., Beverly, on a charge of possession to distribute of a class B substance. An officer said the drug involved was oxycodone but declined to offer more details, saying that an investigation was ongoing.

An 8:54 p.m. report that a woman was being followed brought police to River and Federal streets. An officer wrote later: “Not being followed as reported. Stated youths on scooters from youth center called her names as she walked past. Spoke with several youths and YMCA staff worker who reported the opposite. No threats made or anyone being followed.”


Police were unable to locate two people who were reported to be fighting at 475 Cabot St. at 4:26 a.m.



A Beaver Street woman reported at 5:58 p.m. that a truck with New Hampshire plates had been following her for days. An officer wrote: “She does not know the driver of the truck. She was advised not to approach the truck and to avoid conversing with the driver. I advised her I would speak [to] the driver should I observe the truck in the area.”

Police responded to a 6:15 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at Washington Square North and arrested Michel Leveque, 42, of 22 Parkland Ave., Lynn, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



Police received a 6:42 p.m. report that somebody at the Motel 6 on Newbury Street had received a text message that violated a restraining order.

An 11:49 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to the Motel 6 on Newbury Street. Steven Dichiara, 46, of an unknown address, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.