, Salem, MA

July 30, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Central Street woman reported at 10:08 a.m. that somebody had entered her unlocked house and stolen $120 from her purse.

Police received a 1:18 p.m. 911 hang-up call and subsequently determined that a woman had been “going through her electronic phone book and misdialed.”

A Pleasant Street woman reported at 2:55 p.m. that she had heard screaming about 2 a.m. the night before. “She thought it was someone who was just passing by screaming,” wrote police. “This afternoon, they were walking around the house and discovered several windows in the garage smashed.”

Somebody on Peter Circle was hospitalized after a 7:13 p.m. report that they had scratched their cornea.

A 10:49 p.m. report of “fireworks and gunshots” brought police to the area of Jersey and Guernsey streets, where they advised a man, “if it continues, he will be our guest.”


Police received multiple reports around 12 a.m. that a gray truck had struck a vehicle on Washington Street and then left the area. Subsequently arrested was Nathan Paul Koontz, 22, of 275 Pleasant St., Marblehead, on charges of drunken driving, leaving the scene of property damage and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

A Jersey Street man reported at 1:11 a.m. that “there is some type of chemical being sprayed in [his] house” and that he had to hold his breath. Police wrote: “Did not want medical attention, wanted it noted.”

A woman reported at 3:46 a.m. that she had walked by three teenagers on Washington Street and “they looked at her and disappeared.” An officer was unable to locate them.

A Hammond Place woman reported at 9:30 a.m. that a woman had called her home about 12:45 a.m. the night before and said “she left her kid on her front steps 20 minutes ago.” Police wrote: “Resident asked the caller who she was. The caller said her name was Melissa. The resident said Melissa who? and the line was disconnected. Resident has been up all night since and has not located a child on her steps.”

Police received a 4:02 p.m. report that 20 lobsters had been stolen from the pier on Commercial Street.


A Jersey Street man reported at 3:14 a.m. that there was a “noxious smell” coming from his neighbor’s residence and that his neighbor had “the ability to spray something into his home.” Police wrote: “Caller just wanted it logged.”

A Marion Road woman reported at 3:51 p.m. that a man had “entered her yard to retrieve a ball that went over a fence.” An officer wrote: “This has happened in the past several times. He is alleged to have crushed some blackberry bushes in the process.”

A 4:02 p.m. report of “screaming and yelling” brought police to State Street apartment, where they determined a mother and daughter had been arguing over “hair spray.”

Police responded to a 4:12 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance in a backyard on Nicholson Street and determined people there were arguing over “flowers.”

Police received a 7:58 p.m. report that a suspicious male with a red sweatshirt and a small puppy had “stuck his foot out in the street and then proceeded to stare at the female driver who then went home to report [i]t to her father.” Police were unable to locate the male.



Somebody on Eisenhower Road was transported to Union Hospital in Lynn after a 3:35 p.m. report that he or she had suffered an allergic reaction to a bee sting and was unconscious.

A Mount Vernon Street resident reported at 5:33 p.m. that there was possibly a raccoon in his or her garage. “Officer opened door to garage to let [it] out,” police wrote later.

A 5:45 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Sears at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of Anthony Magwood, 36, of 629 Eastern Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

A Newbury Street woman reported a dispute over a bicycle at 6:51 p.m. Police wrote later: “The officer spoke with the reporting party and she denied saying that there was a dispute with the bike. She informed the officer that there were low hanging wires in the area. The officer stated that there were no low hanging wires.”

Jewelry worth $600 had been stolen during a break-in at a residence on Dexter Street, according to a 9:51 p.m. report.

A Janet Lane man reported at 11:10 p.m. that “a group of juveniles have been ringing his doorbell and running away for the past few days.”


Police received a 7:26 a.m. report that a male had stolen scrap metal from a construction site on Newbury Street. Police wrote later: “The officer stated that the metal was in a dumpster and that there were no signs posted to stay off the property. No further action at this time.”

Somebody broke into a vehicle on Franklin Street overnight and stole “an unknown amount of loose change,” according to a 9:35 a.m. report.

Police were unable to locate anything amiss after an 8:20 p.m. report that a group of teenagers was causing a disturbance at the McDonald’s at 133 Main St.

An officer was unable to locate anything suspicious after an 8:49 p.m. report of gunshots in the area of Endicott Street by Wilson Square.

A 9:08 p.m. report of a two-car accident brought police to 199 Andover St. Subsequently arrested was Adelio A. Santos, 53, of 19 Proctor Circle, Peabody, on charges of drunken driving, fourth offense; and operating after license revocation. There were no injuries.


A Sherman Street woman reported at 1:30 a.m. that she was having an argument with her boyfriend. An officer subsequently determined the two were both intoxicated and that they had agreed “to go to bed.”

A clerk at the Tedeschi at 115 Main St. reported at 1:36 a.m. that he or she had been assaulted by somebody. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

Police received a 4:04 p.m. report that a backpack containing an iPhone, a charger and $500 in cash had been stolen from a locker at the YMCA on Lynnfield Street.


Police and the Fire Department responded to Russell Street shortly before 5 p.m. after a report that a vehicle had struck a tree. When firefighters arrived they put out a small fire beneath the engine compartment with a dry chemical extinguisher and extricated the vehicle’s sole occupant, a firefighter said. That person was transported to Mass. General Hospital with a compound fracture to the lower right leg.



Police and the Fire Department responded to a 5:08 p.m. report of a possible structure fire at 37 Gallows Hill Road and determined the fire was actually in an outside fire pit.

Police responded to a 5:31 p.m. report of a break-in in progress at 19 Rainbow Terrace and forced entry into the residence with the help of the Fire Department. A K9 unit swept each room of the house and found the suspect — identified as Michael Robert Douglas, 27, homeless — hiding under clothes in a closet, said Lt. Scott Englehardt. Douglas was arrested on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony and malicious destruction of property over $250. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Lynn, according to the incident log.

A 5:42 p.m. report of a shoplifter at the Home Depot on Trader’s Way resulted in the arrest of Don Daniel Mattos Jr., 22, of 12 First St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.

Police received a 6:28 p.m. report that three potted plants and three solar lights had been stolen from a side yard at 10 Brittania Circle.

Police responded to 47 Roslyn St. after a 9:46 p.m. report of a dispute and determined one female had been arguing with another “over the noise level in her apartment.”

A 10:03 p.m. report of a domestic dispute on High Street led to the arrest of Robert Satterwhite, 47, of 8 High St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A 10:28 p.m. report that a suspicious male with a flashlight was looking into houses brought police to 22 Charles St., where they determined he was looking for his cat.



A woman at 32 Story Ave. reported at 12:48 a.m. that her boyfriend had stolen her truck.

Police received a 9:46 a.m. report that a bicycle had been stolen from the basement of 21 Herrick St.

Police assisted a man at 20 Story Ave. after a 2:01 p.m. report that one-and-a-half-year-old child had locked him out.

Police responded to a 5:50 p.m. report of a “man down” at Rantoul and Pond streets and found him “lying face down on glass in filth,” according to the log. An officer wrote that the man had approximately 30 flies “feeding off his wounds to his feet.”

Police received a 7:22 p.m. report that somebody had followed an erratic motorist from Danvers to a Duck Pond Road address. “The operator ran into the building,” wrote police. An officer seized a folding knife and an empty liquor bottle “both in plain view” from the unlocked vehicle. “No answer at door,” wrote police.

An intoxicated male was reported to be “getting ready to be assaulted by multiple parties” at 245 Rantoul St., according to a 7:24 p.m. report. “Those parties advised not to engage him if he returns and [to] call police,” wrote an officer.

A 7:57 p.m. report of a domestic dispute in a vehicle brought police to Dodge Street and Access Road. Subsequently arrested was Casey J. Sarofian, 22, of 61 William Ave., Bradford, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Four people were arrested during a state police sobriety checkpoint on Cabot Street, two during a “saturation patrol” and two during the checkpoint itself, according to a 12:01 a.m. log item. State police declined to provide further information.

Police fielded numerous reports of a vehicle break-ins on Sunday morning, beginning with one at 89 Hale St. at 6:44 a.m. According to the log, other vehicles on Lake Shore Avenue, Baker Avenue, Parramatta Road and Corning Street had also been broken into. An officer said most of the vehicles had been unlocked.

A 5:19 p.m. report that a young female appeared intoxicated brought police to Cabot Street, where they determined her ex-husband was taking her home. “Both deny any problem,” wrote police.

A male was transported home after a 6:17 p.m. report that he was “yelling at traffic” and “jumping in street” at Brimbal Avenue and Colon Street.

Police received an 8:35 p.m. report that 14-year-old had been assaulted by a friend’s neighbor at 204 Manor Road. “Unable to determine the basis of this incident,” an officer wrote later.

An officer responded to a 12:09 p.m. report that kids were “burying themselves neck deep” near Lothrop Street, but police didn’t report finding anything suspicious.


A bicyclist was hospitalized with a knee laceration after she was struck by a vehicle near the corner of Elliott and Chase streets about 5 p.m. The woman was “bleeding badly” after the accident, according to radio reports.