, Salem, MA

April 30, 2014


The Salem News

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Jamie Stavros, 32, of 50 Warren St., Peabody, was arrested at 4:35 p.m. and charged with shoplifting from Target on Highland Avenue.

Police responded to a report of graffiti on the H&H Propeller building on Essex Street.

Police responded at 6:37 p.m. to a report of a woman sleeping in a black Toyota SUV in the parking area next to Walgreens on New Derby Street. The woman told police she was waiting for someone in Walgreens and had closed her eyes for a few minutes.

Police received a call at 6:53 p.m. that a woman had been in the bathroom of the Hess gas station on North Street for 30 minutes and was not answering the door. A store clerk unlocked the restroom door after police made several attempts to get the attention of the person inside. A woman was found lying on the floor. She told police she had been drinking all day and had fallen asleep. Police placed her in protective custody and took her to the police station.

Kathleen O’Hara, 59, of 461/2 Essex St., Salem, was arrested at 7:13 p.m. and charged with domestic assault and battery and domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a cordless phone.

Police responded at 8:14 p.m. to the area of Essex Street and Hodges Court for a report of two juveniles causing damage. With the help of a witness, police found them and asked what they were doing. The juveniles told police they had taken a flag from a business and knocked over a planter. Police took them back to both locations and had them put the flag back and clean up the planter. “After it was all cleaned up we brought them back to their parents,” police said.


Police handcuffed a man and placed him in protective custody at 12:07 a.m. after he was found wandering the halls of Salem Hospital, yelling and banging on the walls. Hospital staff told police he was not a patient. Police said he appeared to be highly intoxicated.

A man told police that someone broke the driver’s side window of his car with a rock while it was parked at the Moose Lodge on Grove Street. Police said the rock appeared to weigh about 60 pounds.

Margret Gallant, 18, of 19 Kosciuszko St., Salem, was arrested at 4:14 a.m. and charged with disturbing the peace. Police said they had received a complaint of loud music less than 20 minutes earlier and advised her of the consequences if they had to return because of more complaints.

Police responded at 4:27 a.m. to a report of suspicious activity on Cloutman Street and found a man sleeping in his car. The man told police he lives with his girlfriend but could not get into the apartment and his cellphone battery was dead.

Police responded at 6:22 a.m. to a motor vehicle accident on Essex Street and found a car on the wrong side of the road that had collided with two parked cars. The driver was walking around on the sidewalk and told police he had chest pains that caused him to cross the double yellow line and crash into the parked cars. The man was evaluated at the scene by medical personnel and refused transport to the hospital. All three vehicles were towed. The driver, a Lynn man, was cited for a marked lanes violation.

Samantha Chaletzky, 21, of 16 Phillips St., Salem, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. and charged with domestic assault and battery.



A girl told police she is being bullied by other girls on Facebook.

A Crowninshield Street resident reported that a grill had been stolen off his porch.


A person called police to report that someone had flashed a handgun toward him during a road rage incident. Joshua Messenger, 40, of 103 Adams Ave., Saugus, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and with improper storage of a firearm.



The caretaker of the Mary Baker Eddy Historic House on Paradise Road reported the theft of copper downspouts from the house.

Police received a report at 12:52 p.m. of a suspicious man walking along the old track bed on Paradise Road. The man told police he was taking pictures.



Laurie Kirton, 56, of 2 Ocean Ave., Gloucester, and Marie Kirton, 79, of 8 Reynard St., Gloucester, were arrested at Wal-Mart at 6:27 p.m. and charged with shoplifting.



An Oberlin Road resident told police there are ongoing issues with residents of the Folly Hill area using the fire road. The resident said a woman got out of her vehicle and yelled at him because he stood in the middle of the road.

John McKenna, 47, of 202 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with violation of the city’s open container ordinance.

David Trites, 55, of 12 Mulberry Drive, Peabody, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. on Elliott Street and charged with violation of an abuse prevention order.



A woman came to the police station with a hunting bow she said she found in her house. She told police the bow might belong to her stepson and she didn’t feel comfortable with it around the house. The woman later returned to get the bow, saying it belongs to her husband.

A woman told police she overheard her neighbor saying she was going to get her fired from her school job.

A woman told police that a camp in Rhode Island won’t let her speak to her son and she is concerned that he is not getting his medication. She was advised to contact the South Kingston Police Department.

Police received a report of a boat washing up on the beach at Glover’s Landing. The harbormaster said the boat was from the Pleon Yacht Club and two people were notified.