, Salem, MA

June 25, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 11:05 a.m. report that a disabled truck with a loose gas tank was “in a dangerous position” at Pleasant and Smith streets.

A woman reported at 12:22 p.m. that a well-dressed man between 22 and 28 years old had possibly taken “a pole” on Columbia Road.

Police received a 12:50 p.m. report of an altercation, possibly involving a knife, between neighbors on Guernsey Street. Police wrote: “911 caller reports a fight in progress. He stated that one of the combatants had a knife or club and was attempting to use it. The weapon was then taken away from him by the other combatant.” Police made no arrests after responding to the location.

A man found tools in a box on the roadway at Green Street and Lincoln Avenue, according to a 1:23 p.m. report.

A Merritt Street woman reported at 2:30 p.m. that a boat yard adjacent to her property was dumping trash in her yard.


A 65-year-old Power Terrace woman was transported to Salem Hospital after a 4:16 a.m. report that she’d dislocated her hip.

A “combative” woman with a red umbrella had gone into a Washington Street store and acted in a threatening manner toward an employee, according to a 1:57 p.m. report. Police were unable to locate her.

An 83-year-old Beverly Avenue woman was hospitalized after a 4:04 p.m. report that she was “unresponsive but breathing heavily.”

Police responded to a 5:11 p.m. report that a boom box had been blasting “all day” in a yard on Elm Street. An officer wrote later, “The parties will be more considerate in the future,” but a caller subsequently reported that the music was back on. An officer then determined that it was on again but at an acceptable level for the time of day.

A 7:24 p.m. report of a drunken driver at Higgins and Mohawk roads resulted in the arrest of Frederick Abbott Deroo, 71, of 10 Sagamore Road, Marblehead, on a charge of drunken driving.

Police received a 9:09 p.m. report that a male had approached two girls at the high school on Humphrey Street and asked how old they were.

A man reported at 9:12 p.m. that a 16-year-old male skateboarder with a cowboy hat had grabbed onto his mirror at the intersection of Tedesco and Maple streets. Police wrote: “He was trying to hitch a ride.” The man said the boy let go when his wife banged on the window.


Police conducted a traffic stop at Ocean Avenue and Wallace Road at 12:09 a.m. and subsequently arrested Joseph A. McCabe, 49, of 515 Burncoat St., Worcester, on charges of drunken driving, speeding, license not in possession and registration not in possession.

Police received a 2:10 p.m. report that a woman in a 5 Guys uniform had left the Salem Hospital emergency room with an IV still attached to her arm. “They are looking to have it removed if someone comes across her,” wrote police.

A “No Parking” sign had gone missing from in front of the fire station on Franklin Street, according to a 2:54 p.m. report.

A 3-year-old boy had gone missing from a house on Orne Street, according to a 6:44 p.m. report. “Child was found at the neighbor’s house,” police wrote later.



Police received an 11:45 a.m. report that a male “with no clothes on” was traveling inbound on Essex Street on a motorcycle. Police didn’t report finding him.

The assistant harbormaster reported at 5:59 p.m. that “some very young kids without adult supervision” were jumping from the pier near 365 Humphrey St. and ignoring his instructions to stop. “Made contact with subjects,” an officer wrote later, “advised not to jump off pier anymore.”

A man reported at 6:27 p.m. that he had received a phone call from inside his business — Fiore Fitness at 17 Columbia St. — stating that “they were inside the business stealing equipment,” according to the log.


A group of teenagers were dispersed from Puritan Road after a 12:54 a.m. report that they were being loud.



A female on Main Street was transported to Salem Hospital after a 2:33 p.m. report that she was trying to overdose on pills.

A 3:03 p.m. report of shoplifting at Sears at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of Roger P. Murphy, 40, of 112 Northend St., Apt. 2, Salem, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.

A 3:37 p.m. report of a disturbance between a woman and her children’s father at 8 Donegal Road resulted in the arrest of Debony Lynn Dealmeida, 21, of 41 Pine St., Apt. 9, Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A Johnson Avenue man reported at 9:09 p.m. that a gray Mazda had been parked at the end of his driveway for about four days. It was subsequently towed.


Police received a 7:08 a.m. report that a vehicle had crashed overnight on a man’s property at 10 Union St. “Airbags are deployed but no one is with the car,” wrote police.

An 8:20 a.m. report that a suspicious male was sitting in a white Chevrolet brought police to 150 Newbury St., where they determined he had run out of gas.

Police received a report about 8 p.m. that lightning had struck near a trailer at 266 Newbury St., according to radio reports.



Police conducted a traffic stop at 117 Lafayette St. at 6:57 p.m. and subsequently arrested John Bernard, 59, of 20 Bates Park Ave., Beverly, on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and failure to use a turn signal.


Police were unable to locate motorcyclists who were reported to be riding without helmets on Highland Avenue at 12:15 a.m.

Police and the Fire Department responded to Pope Street after a 1:16 a.m. report of a grass fire.

An officer was flagged down by a passer-by at 1:28 a.m. “in regards to a person possibly sick or sleeping behind the wheel of a white Mercedes SUV” at Highland Avenue and Marlborough Road. Subsequently arrested was Jeffrey McCarthy, 52, of 15 Hancock St., Peabody, on a charge of drunken driving.

A vehicle was towed after a 7:31 a.m. report that it had struck a “cut piece of tree stump” on Highland Avenue and possibly damaged its transmission.

A Lynde Street woman reported at 8:13 a.m. that she had found a coffee cup on her back porch and believed a man she knew “may be coming by and sitting on the porch.” Police wrote: “She was advised to call if she does see him on her property.”

A 10:23 a.m. report that somebody wished to provide information about a stolen television brought police to 1000 Loring Ave. Subsequently arrested was Miguel Suarez, 31, of the same address, on charges of receiving stolen property over $250 and malicious destruction of property over $250. Police wrote: “The television was subsequently located outside of the residence after having been dropped into the bushes surrounding the building.”

Police received a 10:51 a.m. report from a Hancock Street woman who said she’d had a verbal altercation with her husband “because he stayed out all night and came home drunk.” Police wrote: “She stated she has only known him for 7 months and got married after a few months. She stated she wanted him to leave yesterday and after about an hour and a half he did leave.”

Police received a 1:11 p.m. report that a husband and wife were walking on Restaurant Row when they saw a man in front of them “take what appeared to be several pictures of two young girls who were walking in front of him in bathing suits.” Police are investigating.

A 2:17 p.m. report of a shoplifter brought police to the CVS at 200 Essex St., where they confronted him. “He left the store and upon being checked he had no store merchandise on his person,” wrote police.

Police responded to a 3:14 p.m. report of a disturbance at 31 Salem St. and determined two people were arguing over “financial issues.”



Police responded to a 4:25 p.m. report that a father was arguing with his daughter at 43 Federal St. and subsequently arrested Rene Samuel Palomo, 53, of 431/2 Federal St., Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A 4:26 p.m. report that a male was “yelling,” “screaming” and “throwing things” brought police to 245 Cabot St., where they were unable to locate him.

The Fire Department and police responded to a 5:50 p.m. report of smoke in the building at 122 Bridge St. and determined it was from food that had been left on a stove with nobody home. “Beverly fire made entry,” wrote police. “Food removed.”

A 9:06 p.m. report of a “disgruntled beachgoer” brought police to West Street, where they determined a man had been yelled at by somebody.


A Sohier Road woman reported at 11:49 a.m. that her flowers had been dumped out and the pot was missing. Police wrote: “Requested extra patrols ...”

Two tires were stolen from a car parked at 224 Elliott St., according to an 11:51 a.m. report.



Police were unable to locate boxes that were reported to be in the roadway at Ash and Lawrence streets at 5:05 p.m.


A vehicle at 24 Walter Road had been broken into, according to a 9:21 a.m. report.

Police received a 1:55 p.m. report of counterfeit bills from the Dunkin’ Donuts at 79 Andover St.

A 3:57 p.m. report of an unwanted guest brought police to the Liberty Tree Mall. A 23-year-old Lynn man was subsequently arrested on a warrant.

Police fielded a 3:44 p.m. report that arrows had been found in the yard at 88 Poplar St.

Police and the Fire Department received an 8:15 p.m. report that a lightning strike had caused a small fire near a building at Ira Toyota, 161 Andover St., according to radio reports. A dispatcher said later that the fire was actually caused by a downed electrical line. It was unclear what caught fire, but no structures were involved, he said.

Both directions of Route 62 between Vineyard and Forest streets were closed to traffic as of 8:30 p.m. after a tree was knocked into the roadway during the thunderstorm.



At 10:04 p.m., police at 61 Maple St. arrested Scott Currier, 54, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.