, Salem, MA

March 13, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


Police received a 2:41 p.m. report that a woman had collapsed in a driveway on Corning Street.

A catalytic converter was stolen from a car at 152 Conant St., according to a 9:14 p.m. log item.


A purse was stolen from a vehicle in a garage at 54 Paine Ave., according to a 12:32 a.m. report.

Police received a 1:29 a.m. report from a Cabot Street man: “Party was cut off by red Corolla and was concerned after Corolla followed his vehicle to his residence, then drove by twice. Party was unable to get plate and did not speak to the occupants.”

A 9:19 a.m. report of a man with a sword brought four officers to 314 Cabot St. “Found to be an umbrella,” police wrote later.

A brick with the message “keep the money” and an expletive written on it was left on steps of a home at 17 Essex St., according to a 1:12 p.m. report.



A woman reported at 6:10 p.m. that her wallet had been stolen while she shopped at The Children’s Place at the Northshore Mall.

Police sent a man on his way after a 6:36 p.m. report that a man’s son was approached by a “strange male” at Sunshine Laundry, 48 Foster St.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on a warrant after a 7:36 p.m. report from a caller at 14 Collins Street who said she believed “her daughter is being struck by her husband.”


Police responded to a 1:42 a.m. report of a disturbance in a hallway at 9 Holten St. and determined that it was just two people “fixing a light.”

Police received a 4:55 a.m. report that a “federal officer” was locked out of his motor vehicle in front of the Golden Banana at 151 Newbury St. Police wrote later that assistance had been rendered “without incident.” No further information was available.

A Joy Road woman reported at 11:25 a.m. that two dogs had come onto her property and “chased her to her front door.” Police planned to issue a complaint to the dogs’ owner.

A caller reported that a beige house on Goodale Street had it windows “steamed up.” Police wrote: “She was concerned that the house may be vacant and that damage could be occurring inside the house.” An officer determined the “steam” was likely “outside condensation” and that nothing seemed amiss.

A vehicle struck a building at 111 Foster St., according to a 1:11 p.m. report. Police wrote that the operator — identified as Duc Huynh of Lynn — was uninjured, and the vehicle was not towed. An officer said Huynh told police that she had been trying to park in front of the building when she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brakes; damage to the building included cracked bricks and a broken door frame.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Tremont and Tracey streets at 1:19 p.m. and arrested Luciano Fernandes, 36, of 4 Sprague St., Apt. 1, Peabody, on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Police wrote that Fernandes was arrested “after giving several different dates of birth.”



Police received a 9:29 a.m. report of an attempted break-in at 68 Mountwood Road.

A loose dog was reported to be in the roadway at 373 Forest Ave. at 4:08 p.m.



Police responded to a 4:45 p.m. report of a possible domestic dispute at 2 Burnside St. and determined that two people there were arguing over food.

The Fire Department and police investigated a 7:10 p.m. report of a “strange odor” in the building at 233 Lafayette St. and determined that it was from cleaning supplies.

Police responded to 12 First St. after a 10:12 p.m. report that somebody was tossing furniture into a hallway and arrested Denise Baillie, 59, of the same address, on a charge of disturbing the peace.

A 10:18 p.m. report of gunshots brought police to the area of 106 Boston St., but they were unable to locate anything suspicious. One resident there said she had heard fireworks.

Police responded to a 10:51 p.m. report of “loud banging” at 8 Herbert St. and determined that two men there were arguing “over soup that was spilled and who was going to clean it up.” Police escorted one of the men off the property.


A 12:26 p.m. report of a woman “out of control” brought police to the Department of Transitional Assistance at 35 Congress St., where they determined that a woman “began yelling at staff and throwing papers around when she was informed she was not eligible for benefits.” Police wrote that the woman “was also reported to be yelling multiple unintelligible and nonsensical statements in her rage.” She was served with a no-trespassing order for the office.

Police received a 3:21 p.m. report of an undesirable at Planet Fitness at 19 Traders Way and determined that a man there had photographed a female employee with his cellphone and then refused to delete the picture. “He stated that the employees were harassing him, by following him around,” police wrote. The man also said he had been followed everywhere he went for the past year, including to “grocery stores” and New York. The man was served a no-trespassing order.



Police received a 6:16 p.m. report of “threats through text” at 22 Trask St.


A 9:49 a.m. report of a stolen backpack at the CAB adolescent program, 111 Middleton Road, resulted in the arrest of Jacob Hebert, 17, of 9 Valentine Road, Pittsfield, on a charge of receiving stolen property under $250.



Police received a 2:23 p.m. report that a vehicle went through a crosswalk while a crossing guard was attempting to help an adult cross at Jersey Street and West Shore Drive. “Operator said something about needing to get home to walk her dog,” police wrote.

A motorist was transported to Salem Hospital after police and the Fire Department responded to a 4:31 p.m. report of a rollover accident at Pleasant and Smith streets. An officer said the individual’s injuries did not appear serious.