, Salem, MA

July 24, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 12:50 p.m. report that a woman had lost her gold necklace while she was walking her dog, possibly in the area of Front or Washington streets.


An officer was unable to locate a vehicle that was reported to be “driving around in the area really fast” near Humphrey and West streets at 1:44 a.m.



Police dispersed a large group of youths from nearby Maddy’s Car Wash on Andover Street, according to a 12:44 a.m. log item.

A King Street man reported at 2:57 a.m. that somebody was “pounding” on his door. Police wrote later: “Officer checked the area and did not locate anyone.”

Police received a 5:11 a.m. report that a trash truck was “waking the neighbors” on Lynn Street. An officer was unable to locate it.

A caller at 36 Wilson Terrace reported at 7:27 a.m. that the “entire parking lot is covered with hypodermic needles,” according to the log. An officer located four or five needles and disposed of them.

A Salem woman will be summonsed to court on a charge of uttering counterfeit bills after an 11:20 a.m. report that she passed fake cash at North Shore Bank on Andover Street.

Police responded to a 2:06 p.m. report that a woman on Swampscott Avenue had been confronted by an “angry man” as she was hanging a sign for a “found cat.” Police subsequently arrested a 54-year-old Peabody man on a warrant.

A 51-year-old man called the police station’s business line “claiming to be an investigator with the U.S. Department of Labor,” according to a 4:29 p.m. log item.

An Abington Avenue woman reported at 7:35 p.m. that her son had stolen her vehicle.

Somebody smashed the window of a vehicle parked outside Barnes and Noble on Andover Street and stole a $2,000 laptop, according to a 9:14 p.m. report.

An officer dispersed a group of people from Maddy’s Car Wash on Andover Street, according to an 11:13 p.m. log item.

Police received an 11:16 p.m. report that a passenger in an “undescribed” vehicle had pointed a black handgun at a man during a road-rage incident near 89 Main St. An officer was unable to locate the suspect’s vehicle.

The Fire Department extinguished a trash receptacle fire outside McCarthy school on Lake Street, according to an 11:59 p.m. log item.


Police sent a Foster Street man home after receiving a 12:30 a.m. report of an “unwanted patron” at Paddy Kellys on Washington Street. Thirty-two minutes later, police received a report that the man had returned. Subsequently arrested was Leonardo Arroyo Vasquez, 21, of 111 Foster St., Apt. 514, Peabody, on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

A woman reported at 1:45 a.m. that three youths had assaulted her and her son with bottles at the 7-Eleven at 79 Lowell St.

A Rogers Road man was transported to Beth Israel in Boston after a 10:41 a.m. report that he was suffering from “exacerbation of Lupus.”



A 1:32 a.m. report of a loud group brought police to Lothrop and Dane streets. Police wrote later: “Cleared the water of approximately 25 people ... all parties were very cooperative.” An officer determined that at least one of the people was there on a “birthday swim.”

Police were unable to locate a man “wearing only shorts” who was reported to be on a fire escape at 40 Bow St. at 2:30 a.m.

Police received a 10:32 a.m. report that a window on Virginia Avenue had been “shot out.”

A 3:47 p.m. report that a man was in a construction site at Rantoul and Federal streets resulted in the arrest of Harry Joseph Boutin, 72, of 62 Pleasant St., Beverly, on a charge of trespassing.


Police and the Fire Department responded to a 12:34 a.m. report that a fire alarm was sounding at 84 Cabot St. “Microwave fire caused by metal on Chinese food container,” an officer wrote later.

An officer conducted a check of the high school on Sohier Road at 2:13 a.m. and found “carny trailers” in the lots. “Appears carnival coming to town!!!!!” wrote the officer.

An individual was transported to Beverly Hospital after a 2:23 p.m. report that a 15-year-old was “causing problems” and “breaking things” near Standley and Old Standley streets.

Officers responded to Federal and Rantoul streets after an 8:31 p.m. report that people were trying to get into a vehicle. “All is fine,” an officer wrote later. “Keys locked in car.”

Police were unable to find anything amiss near Bridge Street and Virginia Avenue after an 11:30 p.m. report that a BB gun was being shot in the neighborhood.


A Cabot Street woman reported at 12 p.m. that she’d seen people going in and out of an apartment “with brown paper bags.” Police wrote: “She believes there is drug activity going on, but has not actually observed any drugs.”



An officer was unable to locate youths on bikes who were reported to be “looking in yards” on Puritan Avenue at 2:57 p.m.

A package was stolen off the porch of 77 Paradise Road, according to a 3:29 p.m. report.

Police received a 5 p.m. report that three youths were “yelling and screaming” near Burrill and Columbia streets and that one had urinated on a nearby building. Police wrote later: “Made contact with subjects and got their info.”



Police received a 7:16 a.m. report that somebody had kicked in a window at 54 Charles St. and stolen $5,000 in cash from the residence. An officer said the money was in an envelope and that the resident discovered the break-in upon returning home after being away overnight. Police are investigating.

A woman reported at 11:39 a.m. that her purse had been stolen while she was at Market Basket on Highland Avenue the night before. She said the wallet contained a driver’s license, an insurance card, a credit card, an inhaler, $280 in cash and three bottles of medication, including one of Oxycontin.

A 12:13 p.m. report of an “unwanted female” brought police to the 7-Eleven at 128 North St., where a clerk said the woman had come into the store and complained about the food. “He states she will come in, open a package of food, taste it, then complain it doesn’t taste good and refuse to pay for it,” wrote police. The woman was issued a no-trespass order for the store.

Officers in the area of West Avenue and Forest River Park observed suspicious activity about 12:45 p.m., according to the log. George Gianareles, 37, of 5 Ayer St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a class A substance. Also arrested were Kirk Pickard, 38, of 14 Benjamin Road, Worcester, on a charge of illegal possession of a class A substance, and Jessica Candilieri, 19, of 32 Church St., Gonic, N.H., on a charge of illegal possession of a class A substance.

An officer was unable to locate youths who were reported to be playing with BB guns on Grove Street at 4:46 p.m.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle near 114 Boston St. about 8:50 p.m. A firefighter said a dog had run into the road, followed by its owner, forcing a motorist to brake suddenly. That car was subsequently struck from behind by another, forcing it into the dog and its owner. The drivers of both vehicles were transported to Salem Hospital as a precaution. The dog was killed, but its owner did not sustain injuries.

Police were unable to locate youths who were reported at 4:46 p.m. to be playing with BB guns in Mack Park.

An officer responded to 12 Pope St. after a man reported at 6:57 p.m. that he had heard voices outside his door. Police wrote: “He does not know who is hanging around his door. He was advised to call the police should they return and harass him.”


Police received a 1:08 p.m. report that a $25 Razor scooter had been stolen from in front of 86 Rainbow Terrace.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Endicott Street at 6:55 a.m. and arrested Antonio Furtado, 31, of 152 Endicott St., Danvers, on charges of operating with a suspended license and a miscellaneous equipment violation.

An officer conducted a traffic stop at Bridge and Elliott streets at 2:58 p.m. and arrested Richard Wojcik, 60, of 45 Broadway St., Beverly, on charges of operating with a suspended license, failure to stop for police and giving an officer a false name or address.

Police received a 9:24 p.m. report that a vehicle at the Liberty Tree Mall had been broken into.


Copper wires were stolen from Danvers Electric on Burroughs Street, according to a 10:45 a.m. report.

The Fire Department responded to Mass General North Shore on Endicott Street after a report shortly after 9 p.m. that a 2-year-old child had fallen at Chuck E. Cheese and was bleeding from the head, according to radio reports. The child was subsequently transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital; a firefighter said on the radio that he or she would be “fine.”