, Salem, MA

June 26, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police notified the harbormaster after a 7:46 a.m. report that a kayaker had seen “what he thinks is a small landslide under a telescope at Fort Sewall.” Police wrote about the kayaker: “He thinks the land came from the earth under the Fort.”

Police received a 2:15 p.m. report that there was graffiti on a stop sign on Atlantic Avenue.

An officer found a set of keys on the steps to the station, according to a 2:38 p.m. log item. “Keys belonged to an officer,” wrote police.

A Hillside Avenue woman reported at 6:37 p.m. that somebody with a heavy accent had called her saying they were changing her Medicaid information. “Resident told the man to mail the request and on that request he hung up,” wrote police.

Police received a 7:03 p.m. report that a female on Mugford Street had requested assistance “because her mom hit her with a towel.”

A tree branch fell onto four cars on Mugford Street during the thunderstorm, according to a 7:30 p.m. log item. Various cable and television lines were also brought down, obstructing Mechanic Street. There were no injuries, though one woman called police “saying she was under the tree when it fell. Said she was shaken but OK and is at home.” Police wrote later: “All cars removed, wires removed from the street.”

A man was hospitalized after an 11:04 p.m. report that he tripped on a flip-flop shoe on Front Street and fell and cut his knee.


At 1:21 a.m., police received a be-on-the-lookout alert for a 1993 Buick Century that was involved in a gunpoint robbery at a gas station by the Lynn police station.

A Jersey Street man reported at 3:56 a.m. that he had “some type of oxygen-eating gas in the house and did not know where it was from.” Police wrote: “When asked if he needed fire/EMS/police he declined all three and stated he wanted it in the logs.”



Police contacted the animal control officer after a 7:40 a.m. report that there was an injured bird in front of Panera Bread on Paradise Road.

A 7:47 a.m. report that there was a man asleep in a vehicle with the door open brought police to Humphrey Street near the Lynn line, where they determined he had fallen asleep while reading the paper.

A 38-year-old man on Estabrook Road was transported to Salem Hospital after a 9:38 a.m. report that he was having a “tingling in his hand.”

The department received a 1:04 p.m. request from Winthrop police that a man be arrested for violating a restraining order. Subsequently arrested was Jacob Miller, 29, of 282 Puritan Road, Swampscott, on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order.

Police were unable to locate a puppy on a leash that was reported to be running down Paradise Road at 2:53 p.m.


Police received a 12:16 a.m. report that 10 to 15 youths were drinking and smoking on the beach near 65 Galloupes Point Road. Police took no action after making contact with the youths: “Unable to establish any illegal activity,” an officer wrote.



A May Street woman reported at 5:56 p.m. that her niece had stolen a variety of items from her apartment while she was on vacation, including two laptops, four cellphones, an iPod Nano, three gold-and-diamond earrings, a gold necklace and a digital camera. The woman said her sister had told her the niece was behind the theft. Police are seeking a warrant for the suspect.

Police received a 7:44 p.m. report that a woman’s $200 bicycle had been stolen from a bike rack in the MBTA lot at 242 Bridge St.

An alarm was sounding after lightning showed in the area of Reliance Row, according to an 8:05 p.m. report.

The DPW was notified after a 9:03 p.m. report that there was sewage in the roadway on Park Street.

Police were unable to locate a suspicious person who was reported at 11:10 p.m. to be near an electric box at 4 First St.

Police responded to Washington and Mill streets after an 11:34 p.m. report that a motorist had seen two males chase another male, but they were unable to locate anybody suspicious.


An intoxicated man was taken into protective custody after a 7:12 a.m. report that he had passed out in a hallway at 12 First St.

A 2013 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle was stolen from 149 Newbury St., according to a 7:12 a.m. report.

A woman was “moved along” after a 10:46 a.m. report that she was “camped out” on the lawn at 118 Washington St.

A Coldwell Banker “For Sale” sign was stolen from 1 Washington St., according to a 12:24 p.m. report.

A 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche was stolen from Wharf Street, according to a 3:24 p.m. report.

Police received a 4:11 p.m. report that a former employee of the 99 Restaurant on Bridge Street had been calling the business and being “verbally abusive” to the manager. Police wrote that the female was under the impression that the manager was “providing bad recommendations when she has applied for new jobs.” Police wrote that the manager “stated that was not the case and also stated that her husband also was verbally abusive toward him over the phone.”

A 15-year-old was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250 after a 4:12 p.m. report that he or she had damaged the front doors of the courthouse on Federal Street.

An officer was unable to locate a woodchuck that was reported to be in the bushes near 6 Essex St. at 5:28 p.m.

Police received a 6:15 p.m. report that somebody on a bicycle was holding on to the rear of motor vehicles on Highland Avenue.



Police received a 4:34 a.m. report of a possible knife assault at the Motel 6 on Newbury Street after a man showed up at Lynn Union Hospital with a possible stab wound. An officer said police determined the wound was accidental; the man had apparently tripped while carrying a bag of clothes with kitchen knives inside it, cutting himself on the hip. He also had a swollen ankle, the officer said.

BBs had been shot at a window on Walnut Street, according to a 9:52 a.m. report.

A 12:02 p.m. report of an accident brought police to 76 Newbury St. Subsequently arrested was Joe Juarez, 39, of 303 Warn St., Cureo, Texas, on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to use care in backing, starting, stopping or turning.



Police responded to 126 Lynnfield St. after a 5:06 p.m. report that a man’s neighbor was harassing him over “pre-existing holes in the fence.”

Police responded to a 7:32 p.m. report that a Batchelder Avenue woman had found a ball in her yard that belonged to her next-door neighbor. An officer subsequently placed the ball back into the neighbor’s yard, according to the log.

A 25-year-old man was transported to Salem Hospital after a 10:31 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance between a mother and son on North Central Street.


Police were unable to locate a suspicious man in a Hawaiian shirt reported to be near 67 Winona St. at 12:34 a.m. “Officers checked the surrounding area, found fresh footprints but were unable to locate male in question,” wrote police.

A 96-year-old Shore Drive woman was transported to Lahey hospital after a 12:35 a.m. report that she had a pain in her throat.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Route 128 at 1:46 a.m. and arrested Paul Gilmartin, 44, of 11 Prides Park, Hamilton, on charges of drunken driving, second offense; and speeding.

An officer was unable to locate a male who was reported to be “trying to hitchhike” on Washington Street at 9:04 a.m.

Police responded to the area of 174 Main St. after a 9:19 a.m. report that a man with a bald head and dressed in black was “waving a badge at oncoming traffic,” but they were unable to locate him.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Summit Street at 10:49 a.m. “due to the suspicious activity of the occupants,” according to the log. Police wrote: “The officer searched the vehicle and occupants and stated that there was a straw with white residue on it and a bag with green leafy substance residue on it. The officer sent the parties on their way.”

Police were able to get a child out of a vehicle that had its windows up at Northshore Mall, according to a 12:07 p.m. log item. Police wrote that the child was in “good condition” but that they would be filing a report with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families about the incident.



A Kelleher Road woman called 911 on her cellphone repeatedly during the night, according to a 5:37 a.m. log item. “State [police] handled some calls and transferred six or more calls,” wrote police. “She denied any emergency and was verbally abusive.” The woman said she didn’t want the Beverly police at her home, but state police requested that an officer respond to her location; the woman refused to let the officer in and was “verbally abusive to him also.” The officer confirmed that she didn’t need an ambulance or have an emergency.

A trash truck hit a city meter at Chapman and Bow streets, according to a 9:38 a.m. report.

Police attempted to serve a summons at 30 Railroad Ave. at 11:53 a.m. “Party refused to open door,” wrote an officer. “I can see party peeking out window, and hear movement inside the apartment. At one point I can clearly hear the sound of the front door latch.”

Police conducted a traffic stop on Webber Avenue at 6:18 p.m. and arrested Meryl S. Brown, 23, of 7 Sunset Drive, Beverly, on a charge of operating with a suspended license.



Around 5 p.m., an officer at 232 South Main St. arrested Joan Doyle-Grenier, 61, of 2 Nimitz Way, Salem, on charges of two counts of larceny over $250.