, Salem, MA

July 27, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A man on Endicott Street was handed an emergency abuse prevention order and banished from the residence after a woman appeared at the Beverly Hospital emergency room saying she had been assaulted, according to the log at 3:01 p.m.

As logged at 3:24 p.m. a woman told police her purse was stolen as she was getting an MRI at Northshore MRI on Centennial Drive.

Here’s a new reason not to smoke at the Northshore Mall. Not only is it forbidden, but a Pepperell man who did it anyway managed to set off the smoke alarms. He was warned not to smoke in the mall again, according to the log at 4:42 p.m.

A dachshund named Buddy is not, apparently, a buddy to everyone. A woman on Catherine Drive reported at 5:48 p.m. that the animal bit her. A citation and a 10-day quarantine notice was sent to owner Sheila Higgins.

A man reported the theft of a $2,000 plow from the Roadhouse Pub on Pulaski Street, as logged at 11:58 p.m.


Police reacted to a report at 8:43 a.m. of a Verizon employee “doing work in a ladder and ... an elderly male yelling at her.” It turned out both worked for Verizon.

A man on Overlook Trail reported at 12:28 p.m. what he believes was mail fraud in his eBay purchase.

During a visit to Woodbridge Assisted Living Community on Lynnfield Street a woman told police $250 in cash was stolen from her purse, as logged at 12:50 p.m. Police were documenting the incident.

Police in Peabody and Danvers responded to a report of man assaulting woman at 1:07 p.m. The woman could not be located.

A person on Buxton Lane called police at 1:11 p.m. after seeing someone drinking a beer while driving. The vehicle could not be located. A license plate number was provided.



A resident on Norman Street was watching television in the cellar between 7 and 8 p.m. when, she thinks, someone broke in and took her wallet and cellphone. Her door was unlocked, according to the log at 8:44 a.m.

Police were working at 11:15 a.m. to identify the owner of a red kayak found upside down in the water near Stramski Park.

Two young girls were reported near the Eveleth School at 6:23 p.m. with a sign reading “Honk if we are pretty.”

An Evans Road resident put out a call for help at 8:55 p.m. after “hearing someone kicking in his door and then make entry into the house,” according to the log. He screamed and the “perpetrator ... ran out of the house.” The caller wasn’t sure which way the intruder went and could not offer a detailed description.



Elueterio Sotodeleon, 32, of 139 Lawton Ave., Lynn, was arrested, as logged at 5:06 p.m., by Patrolman Michael Ball, on charges of driving without a license, giving a false name to police and failing to be careful backing up. Police were responding to an accident on Canal Street when they uncovered Sotodeleon’s lapses in documentation. The suspect’s employer was cited for allowing the use of the vehicle.

During the day on North Street a burglar is suspected of taking more than $1,000 worth of items from a man’s upstairs bedroom, as logged at 6:50 p.m. Among the missing objects, a PlayStation and accessories, a laptop, a DVD writer, view tablet and a Walther PP9 airsoft silver and black handgun.

Jamie Lee Primus, 25, of 59 Federal St., Beverly, was arrested, as logged at 7:24 p.m., on Boston Street by Patrolman Brian Benson on multiple outstanding warrants and for possession of a class A drug. Jason Pelechowicz, 26, of 5 Bernard Hawkes Court, Marblehead, was also arrested in the same incident for being where heroin was present. Police and the Salem Fire Department had responded to a reported overdose. “The female was transported to the hospital by Atlantic Ambulance,” according to the log.

One driver was taken to Salem Hospital complaining of “not feeling well” after a two-car accident at Boston and Pope streets, as logged at 8:55 p.m. A car was rear-ended after one vehicle skidded on wet pavement, according to a witness.

A long scratch on her car caused a woman on Turner Street to complain at 8:59 p.m. of malicious destruction of her property.


Thieves broke into a vehicle on Orchard Street overnight but only got away with an iPod, as reported by the owner who called police at 7:56 a.m. “No suspects or witnesses at this time,” according to the log.

A resident at the Lafayette Hotel reported at 9:06 a.m. that his room had been broken into and his medications stolen. The victim explained that he’d stayed overnight at a friend’s house and came back to find the door forced. Police noted that the dead bolt had been pried open. Fingerprints could not be obtained.

A woman on Salem Street reported at 10:20 a.m. identity theft with attempts to open credit card accounts in her name. Police recalled that she complained of the same problem in 2006.

An employee of North Shore Self Storage on Swampscott Road called police at 12:44 p.m. to report an attempt to enter a storage unit over the last two weeks. A lock had been cut. Nothing was taken. This unit is used by the storage facility itself.

Rocks rained down on a vacant residence on Highland Avenue, as witnessed by broken windows. Police got a call at 12:58 p.m. regarding kids tossing the rocks, but they were gone before officers arrived.

As the landlord related the tale, it was good when the courts directed a tenant on Harbor Street to pay $2,600 in back rent. It seemed good when he paid it. It wasn’t good when the check bounced, according to the log.

Whoever broke into a woman’s vehicle on Highland Avenue at the Market Basket came away with her handicap placard, as logged at 2:55 p.m. The victim “is familiar with the process to obtain another placard,” according to the log.

A delivery of women’s clothing and footwear will never get to the person who ordered it on Loring Avenue. It was stolen off the porch, according to the log at 3:15 p.m.



Police investigated a past theft on Folly Pond Road, as logged at 6:48 p.m.

A past break on Elliott Street drew police at 8:16 p.m.


Officers took a report of an unarmed robbery on Elliott Street at 12:01 a.m.

Sunglasses and a Leatherman tool disappeared after a vehicle was broken into on Folger Avenue, as logged at 5:37 a.m.

The theft of jewelry from a home on Hillside Avenue was noted in the log at 9:55 a.m.

Larceny from a vehicle on Kernwood Avenue drew police at 10:51 a.m.

The log at 12:11 p.m. indicates “three units entered in the Cummings Center.” Police suspect a burglary.

A “past car break from last night” is logged on Porter Terrace at 5:46 p.m.

Police responded to a report at 6:58 p.m. of a “window shot out with BB gun” on Virginia Avenue.

Intervening in a dispute between a mother and son on Sohier Road at 9:25 p.m., police ruled “mother was in charge.”


It was an accident as a driver backed into a police cruiser on Conant Street, as logged at 1:34 p.m.