, Salem, MA

April 23, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


Police received a 9:20 p.m. report of a loud explosion at 11 Fayette St., but officers were unable to locate anything amiss in the area.

A 9:48 p.m. report of kids with fireworks near Lothrop and Dane streets resulted in the arrests of Michael Shawn Lewis, 25, of 35 Buttonwood Road, Amesbury, on a charge of violating the city’s knife and weapons ordinance, and Anthony Susanno, 25, of 16 Chase St., Beverly, on charges of two counts of violating the city’s knife and weapons ordinance.


Police received a 12:03 a.m. report of “people smashing stuff’ at 315 Rantoul St., but they had already left the area by the time officers arrived.

A caller reported hearing three gunshots on Railroad Avenue at 1:53 a.m., but police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.

A 10:05 a.m. report of an assault with a baseball bat at 145 New Balch St. resulted in the arrests of Gina Dimarco, 22, of 4 David Circle, Stoneham, on charges of intimidation of a witness and disorderly conduct and Robert Morin, 35, of 286 Washington St., Salem, on charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and vandalizing property.


A 12:45 a.m. report of a house party involving a “loud group and the smell of marijuana” brought officers to 12 Pleasant St. Subsequently arrested was Norain Truong, 23, of 47 Autumn St., Lynn, on a charge of disturbing the peace, and Reginald Larochelle, 32, of 12 Pleasant St., Beverly, on charges of disturbing the peace and interfering with a police officer.

Four officers responded to a 1:24 p.m. report that “party believes someone is in the house” at 9 Ocean St. Police wrote later: “Grandmother downstairs.”

A 3:36 p.m. report of a shoplifter at a 446 Rantoul St. store resulted in the arrest of Jessica Timmons, 34, of 2 Pratt Ave., Beverly, on a charge of shoplifting.



Police received a 3:13 p.m. report from an Andover Street caller who said there was a large dog on her porch. “She is unfamiliar with the animal and fears it is aggressive,” police wrote. An officer located the dog’s owner, determined that the animal had been struck by a car and said later that the dog would be hospitalized.

Vases and figurines worth $1,100 were stolen from a Lincoln Place residence, according to a 5:25 p.m. report.



A red backpack containing work files, an iPad and some change was stolen from an unlocked car on Hawkes Street, according to a 9:08 a.m. report.

A Neptune Road man reported at 5:24 p.m. that he woke and the dirt bike he had been fixing for his nephew was gone.


Police received a 1:09 a.m. report from a Pearl Street man who said he had seen two men in baggy clothing breaking into cars. Officers were unable to locate them.

A Farrell Court man was hospitalized after calling police at 1:14 a.m. and telling them, “I gotta go, I gotta go.” Police wrote: “When asked what was wrong, he said he didn’t know, he just needed to go to the hospital.”

A man on Farrell Court reported at 8:53 a.m. that several cars there had been vandalized with white spray paint overnight.

Police, an ambulance and the Fire Department responded to a 2:08 p.m. report that an elderly man was on the ground at an Ocean Avenue address, but police later determined that he was “sleeping in yard.”

A caller reported that a man and woman with a child were smoking marijuana on Lafayette Street at 3:02 p.m. Police were unable to locate them.

Police received a 911 call with “no sound” from a Roosevelt Avenue address at 7:39 p.m. Police wrote: “On call back, child reports baby sister called.”


A motorist was transported to Salem Hospital with undisclosed injuries after a 12:45 a.m. report that a car had struck a tree on Atlantic Avenue. Police wrote: “Driver admits to texting while driving.”



A Humphrey Street caller reported at 6:33 p.m. that a young man in a Red Sox shirt had threatened to “throw a ball at her car” while she was in traffic.


Police received a 2:32 p.m. report that dirt bikers were on the property of Aggregate Industries on Danvers Road. “No way to access the property,” an officer wrote later. “Can hear the dirt bikes.”

Police responded to a 9:31 p.m. report of disturbance on Paradise Road in which a woman was screaming and saying, “He’s going to kill me,” and arrested Michael Litvak, 65, of 404 Paradise Road, Swampscott, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



A vehicle was keyed at Stop & Shop at 301 Newbury St., according to a 5:06 p.m. report.

Police received an 8:03 p.m. report that a vehicle had been maliciously damaged with a shopping cart at the Liberty Tree Mall.


A 2:59 p.m. report of a man lying in the grass brought police to Folly Hill Drive, but they were unable to locate him.

Emergency personnel responded to a 5:10 p.m. report that a girl had been struck in the head by a pitched baseball at Great Oak Elementary School, according to radio reports. The girl did not suffer loss of consciousness during the incident.



Police responded to a 5:05 p.m. report of a domestic dispute on the front patio of 12 Pope St. and determined that a 12-year-old boy and his mother were arguing because he was “upset he lost his soccer game and had to do his homework.”

A 6:47 p.m. report of suspicious activity in a car brought officers to Jefferson Avenue, where they determined that a man was sitting his vehicle scratching lottery tickets.


At 12:34 p.m., an officer at Salem District Court arrested Kate Gast, 25, of 20 Adams St., Waltham, on a charge of intimidation of a witness. An officer said Gast “exchanged words” with another woman in a courtroom.

Officers on patrol in the area of Lafayette Street observed a woman they knew was the subject of a warrant and arrested her. Summer Revia, 26, of 40 Ward St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a Class C substance, in addition to the warrant.



The Fire Department responded to a report of a chimney fire at 36 N. Liberty St. shortly after 8 p.m. According to radio reports, the blaze had already been extinguished by a resident.