, Salem, MA

May 8, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Pleasant Street woman was transported to Salem Hospital at 12:23 p.m. after falling down the stairs at her home.

A Taft Street resident called police at 1:17 p.m. to report the theft of a black double-stroller from her front yard.

A Washington Street resident called at 1:45 p.m. to report a robbery that he believed happened Sunday night. He told police he has a black eye, sore ribs and is missing $1,200. The man said he was either “knocked out” or “out of focus,” which is the reason he didn’t report the incident sooner.

A Green Street resident called at 6:21 p.m. to report that a neighbor “keeps touching his property” and moving things in and out of his yard.



Police went to Emerson Park at 3:09 p.m. to extricate a 15-year-old girl who was stuck in a child swing.


Rory O’Brien, 28, of 390 Walnut St., Lynn, was arrested at 12:08 a.m. following a traffic stop on Washington on charges of drunken driving and a one-way street violation.

Security at Northshore Mall contacted police at 9:46 a.m. to report graffiti on a bike path, a traffic sign and mailboxes.

Peabody Police got a call from Lynn Police at 12:29 p.m. about a suspect they were pursuing with multiple warrants who was headed toward Peabody. Peabody officers apprehended the man after a foot chase in the vicinity of Lynn Street. He was turned over to Lynn Police.

Police went to Franklin Street to serve a 10-day quarantine notice for a dog named Joey.



A man asking people for money on Park Street at 4:16 p.m. was sent on his way by police.


A pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a possible shoulder injury after a motor vehicle accident at 10:12 a.m. in McDonald’s parking lot on Elliott Street.

A Clifton Avenue resident contacted police at 2:40 p.m. to report a past larceny.

A wallet was reported stolen from a car on Hale Street at 2:54 p.m.



A Brentwood Avenue resident contacted police at 4:28 to report a scam. The man said he received a phone message at home from the Internal Revenue Service from someone who said he had a warrant for the resident’s arrest. The resident said he called the phone number left with the message and spoke to a man who identified himself as IRS officer John Loyte, who told him he would be arrested within the hour unless he sent $2,600. The resident then called Salem Police, who tried calling the same number but got no answer. The resident was told not to send any money and to contact police if he got any more calls.

Gener Nolasco, 21, of 48 Burrill St., Lynn, was arrested at 5:42 p.m. on Highland Avenue following a motor vehicle stop. He was charged with driving with a suspended license, failure to signal and providing a false name to police.

Camila Freitas, 25, of 88 Bomona St., Revere, was arrested at 7 p.m. on Fort Avenue on charges of driving without a license and speeding.

A Bridge Street resident contacted police at 7:14 p.m. to report she is being harassed through Facebook. Police told her to contact Facebook.


Staff at Waterfront Hotel contacted police at 8:05 a.m. to report that a man was harassing the staff by calling and then coming to the hotel asking for information about someone he thought was staying there. Police spoke with the man and told him not to contact hotel staff and to stay away from the property.

A man was taken into protective custody at 12:28 a.m. on Whaler’s Lane.

The driver of a 2008 Mercury Mariner was issued a citation at 7:42 a.m. on Bridge Street for driving around a school bus that was stopped with its flashing yellow lights blinking. The driver’s right-side mirror struck the school bus sign.

A homeless man was reported sleeping in a parking lot at Crombie and Norman streets at 8:16 a.m. Police sent him on his way and contacted the Community Impact Unit to follow up the case.

A city employee reported vandalism to the men’s bathroom at Klop Alley. The plumbing was damaged when someone tried to pull a urinal off the wall.

A man was sent on his way after he was found at 10:37 a.m. on the beach at the rear of the Ward 2 Social Club.

Clifford Toussaint, 44, of 56 River St., Beverly, was arrested on a charge of trespassing after police received a report at 11:51 a.m. of someone trying to squeeze through a gap in the front gate at Salem Harbor Station power plant.

Police received a report at 1:23 p.m. of homeless individuals living under the Congress Street bridge.

William Devaux, 35, of 33 Irving Road, Natick, was arrested at 1:31 p.m. at Market Basket on Highland Avenue on a charge of larceny of items worth more than $250.

Kirk Wonson, 44, of 120 Washington St., Gloucester, was arrested at 3:25 p.m. on Lafayette Street following a motor vehicle stop on charges of illegal possession of Suboxone, a prescription medicine; defective equipment and a general traffic violation.

Police responded to Lafayette Street at 4:34 p.m. on a report of a manhole exploding.

Fa Xu Xiang, 38, of 30 Leach St. was arrested at 6:48 p.m. at his residence on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon (a metal coffee mug).



Christine Hebert, 47, of 18 Hampshire Road, Peabody, was arrested at Wal-Mart, 55 Brooksby Village Drive, Danvers, at 5:47 p.m. on charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing.

James Riordan, 24, of 20 Andrews Road, Topsfield, was arrested at 7:22 p.m. on Collins Street after police received a report of a “truck all over the road.” He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, a marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and illegal possession of prescription drugs.


Steven Penney, 39, of 11 Lyman St., Beverly, was arrested at 5:41 a.m. on Maple Street on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Starmeka Kelly, 30, of 102 Newbury St., Danvers, was arrested 4:14 p.m. at Best Buy, 230 Independence Way, on a charge of larceny of items worth more than $250.



Moises Lopez-Nolasco, 29, of 7 Pinkham Place, Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested at 8 p.m. on Topsfield Road on charges of driving with a revoked license and a marked lanes violation.


Eugene Turner, 22, of 7 Highwood Road, Manchester-by-the-Sea, was arrested at 8:50 p.m. on Main Street by Patrolman Shane Kavanagh on charges of operating under the influence of drugs (second offense), operating to endanger, a marked lanes violation and speeding.