, Salem, MA

July 31, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 4:12 p.m. report that a woman’s daughter had been walking home on Pleasant Street after a driver’s education class when two men in a moving van made “cat calls” at her and blocked her from walking by. The incident “scared her and made her run all the way home,” police wrote. An officer was unable to locate the men.

An anonymous caller reported at 10:09 p.m. that youths were “yelling and swearing” in the parking lot of Devereux Beach. An officer wrote later: “Spoke to the kids and told them to move along.”

A Pleasant Street woman reported at 10:07 p.m. that a man was “threatening her and is leaving her nasty notes in the house and took out the bulbs from the lights so she can’t see where she is going.” Police wrote later: “Dispute was over a light in the hallway.”

A “young female” reported at 10:28 p.m. that “she was down at the beach about 30 minutes ago and saw a young girl with red hair walking with an older male with a dog leash and they were speaking Russian to each other,” according to the log. Police wrote: “They had since left but [she] wanted to report it as it had bothered her.”

A man was hospitalized after an 11:07 p.m. report that he had been injured near the water on Commercial Street.



A John Road woman reported at 10:07 a.m. that there was a sick skunk in her yard. “Skunk was deceased [u]pon arrival,” wrote an officer.

Police responded to a 4:59 p.m. report that there was a wild turkey in the parking lot of Santarpio’s Pizza on Newbury Street. An officer subsequently determined that the animal wasn’t “bothering anyone at this time,” but police returned to the location after a 6:10 p.m. report that environmental police were requesting assistance in catching the “nuisance turkey.” An officer wrote later that they were “unable to catch turkey at this time” and that the environmental police were planning to return the next day to try again.


Police responded to a 6:04 p.m. report that a skunk was “caught in a fish hook” near 40 Longview Way. An officer wrote later: “Skunk was freed and seemed in good health.”

Police received a 6:51 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at Tedeschi on Lowell Street and subsequently arrested Robert P. Goodrich, 25, of 41 Pine St., Apt. 9, Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and battery and larceny under $250.


An officer responded to a 1:08 a.m. report that a car had been hit with an egg at Warren and Buxon streets and determined that someone had actually been “dropping balloons filled with Italian dressing.”

An officer was unable to locate anything amiss after a 2 a.m. report that a Newbury Street woman had heard someone speaking in her backyard when she got out of the shower.

A juvenile was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital after a 9:36 a.m. report that he had possibly dislocated his elbow at the Lynnfield Street YMCA.

At 10 a.m., an officer at the Peabody District Court arrested Tyler M. Ferrier, 20, of 35 Barr St., Apt. 2, Salem, on an outstanding warrant with charges of open and gross lewdness and assault and battery.

A Crowninshield Street woman reported at 1:43 p.m. that she had realized “sometime in the past month” that jewelry had gone missing from her apartment.



A Franklin Avenue resident reported at 1:21 a.m. that he or she had heard knocking at the front door, “but no one is there.”



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.

An officer was unable to locate a man who was reported to be staggering on Lothrop Street at 8:41 p.m.

A 9:55 p.m. report that a woman was passed out in a vehicle brought police to Lothrop and Dane streets, where they determined she was “not passed out, just sleeping.”


Multiple mailboxes had been vandalized in the area of Landers Drive and Middlebury Lane, according to a 4:44 a.m. log item.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Highland Avenue at 1:27 a.m. and arrested Byron Ramirez, 26, of 16 Rockaway St., Lynn, on charges of operating without a license and speeding.

Police responded to 42 Harbor St. after a 1:57 a.m. report that a group was “chanting” in the street. An officer advised them to leave the area and to “keep the noise down,” according to the log.

Two neighbors on Essex Street each called police at roughly 10:40 a.m. after they had an argument over “a dryer they purchased together.”

A Garden Terrace woman reported at 12:16 p.m. that her ex-boyfriend had threatened to “plant drugs in her house and call immigration on her.”

Police responded to Washington Square after a 2:16 p.m. report that an older man had been seen kissing a “young girl” and determined a 19-year-old female had kissed her father.

A man reported at 6:44 p.m. that he thought the garage at 77 Jefferson Ave. was on fire because he “felt a lot of heat coming from the building.” An officer determined there was no fire: “The front of the building’s garage door face[s] into the sun, and that was the heat that was felt,” wrote police.

An officer was unable to locate an individual who was reported to be jogging through the train tunnel near 242 Bridge St. at 9:03 p.m.


A man reported at 12:02 a.m. that, for the past week, a woman who lived at 12 Pope St. had been standing too close to him, saying nasty things about him to other residents “loud enough for him to hear” and “making faces at him.”

A 27-year-old woman was transported to Salem Hospital after she apparently overdosed and was found unconscious in a hallway of the apartment building at 116 Lafayette St. about 12:45 a.m., an officer said. It was unclear what she overdosed on.

Police responded to a 5:13 a.m. noise complaint in the area of 76 Wharf St. and determined a truck driver was “dropping off a bathroom.” Police wrote: “He said that he would be quiet while unloading the rest of his shipment. He was advised of the 8 a.m. city ordinance.”

An officer on patrol on the harborwalk at 10:46 a.m. saw a man “standing up drinking a Busch beer,” according to the incident log. Subsequently arrested was Matthew Eric Michetti, 45, homeless, on a charge of drinking in public.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Wilson Street at 4:31 p.m. and subsequently arrested Analia L. Rodriguez, 18, of 3 Heritage Drive, Salem, on charges of transporting liquor as a minor and having an expired inspection sticker.



Police received a 6:32 p.m. report of a “large bang” nearby 18 Charles St., but an officer was unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.


A vehicle at 7 Pat Drive had been broken into, according to a 2:20 p.m. report.

Police received an 8:23 p.m. report that a catalytic converter had been stolen from a vehicle at 301 Newbury St.


Somebody’s wallet was stolen at Panera Bread on Independence Way, according to a 3:22 p.m. report.