, Salem, MA

May 9, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Danvers


Malicious damage to a motor vehicle was reported at Best Buy, 230 Independence Way, at 6:40 p.m.



A Fort Sewall Terrace resident reported at the station at 10:02 that an 11-foot inflatable boat next to his house had been moved and tied to a nearby float. The gas in the motor was turned on, and there was gas in the boat. Items were stolen from a 16-foot Lund powerboat that he also owns.

A resident reported at the station at 10:50 a.m. that she lost a 2-carat diamond out of her ring at the carnival on Ocean Avenue.

Police responded to a crash at 51 Pleasant St., Gut ‘n’ Feathers badminton club, at 7:12 p.m. A person said she was parked when a blue 1998 Volvo sedan struck her car while leaving a parking spot. The vehicle then struck another car. Police found front-end damage to the parked 2003 Honda Odyssey and rear-end damage to a parked 2007 Honda SE Accord. The vehicle returned to the scene while police were on the phone with the victim, dropped off a passenger and left, heading toward Washington Street. Police arrested Normita M. Snow-Creeden, 53, of 8 Summit Ave., Salem, and charged her with drunken driving, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. She was to be arraigned in Lynn District Court yesterday.



Firefighters spent all afternoon dousing a sizeable brush fire at 56 North Liberty St. that scorched about 12 acres. Firefighters responded to the call at 11:30 a.m. and returned to the station at 6:15 p.m. A North Andover engine, a North Reading brush truck and engine, and Boxford’s brush truck responded to the scene. Danvers Fire was called to cover the station. State forestry crews were also on scene.



Two people were transported to Salem Hospital after a multiple car accident near 38 Sutton St. A mail truck had to be towed from the scene at 2:47 p.m.

Silvano Rivera Jr., 37, of 42 Joy St., Apt. E, Lynn, was arrested at Sears, 210S Andover St., at 3:09 p.m. and charged with shoplifting merchandise worth more than $100 and two counts of receiving stolen property, one worth more than $250 and the other worth less than $250.

Police responded to Central Street at 3:23 p.m. on a report that a woman believes a neighbor is placing nude adult advertisements on her vehicle. The reporting party does not have any suspects.

A shed was reported broken into at 32 Mt. Vernon St. at 5:48 p.m., and nearly $1000 in fishing gear was missing.

A UPS package with $55 worth of cosmetics inside was reported missing at 5:56 p.m. after being delivered to an apartment on Tuesday at the Tannery Gardens, 11 Foster St.

The Peabody Fire Department doused a bonfire at 24 Dane St. at 9:13 p.m.


Heriberto Pabellon Torres, 48, of 49 Fulton St., Apt. 2, Peabody, was arrested at 1:38 p.m. in the vicinity of 82 Prospect St. and 230 Andover St. (Route 114) and charged with driving with a suspended license.



A resident came to the station on Margin Street to report at 5:54 p.m. that while at Mansell Park earlier in the day someone stole her mini-backpack diaper bag. The bag contained Social Security and EBT cards.

Police responded to 12 Pope St. at 8:23 p.m. for a report of a past larceny of a wedding ring and a Guess watch. The owner suspects a guest who was staying with her.

Police and Salem Fire responded to a fire alarm at 36 Derby St. at 9:30 p.m. Responders found smoke in the apartment due to products left on the stove while it was lit.

Police responded to a possible domestic disturbance in a vehicle on the Beverly-Salem bridge at 9:31 p.m. Police located a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta abandoned in the right outbound lane of the bypass road. A couple was located in separate locations. The two had argued over the woman’s operation of the car’s clutch, causing damage to it. The car was towed for impeding the roadway, and the couple were sent on their way.


Police went to the area of 52 Mason St. at 12:27 a.m. for a report that a white 2008 Mazada 3 had struck two parked cars. Police located the vehicle in the vicinity of 60 Mason St. facing the wrong side of the road with damage to the driver’s-side bumper. Police also found two parked cars, a black Mazada 626 and a brown Saturn Ion, that were damaged. Police arrested John F. Condon, 26, of 32 West St., Beverly Farms, and charged him with drunken driving and a marked lanes violation.

Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle break-in on Orange Street at 5:19 a.m. An Apple iPod and Garmin GPS device, each valued at $200, were stolen from a 1999 Land Rover.

At 7:15 a.m., Police cited a Salem driver for “following too closely” and had her transported via Atlantic Ambulance to the hospital for further evaluation after she reportedly struck the vehicle stopped in front of her at Jefferson Street and Loring Avenue.

A past larceny was reported at the Salem courthouse, 56 Federal St., at 9:19 a.m.

Police took a report of a past hit-and-run accident at 9:57 a.m. at 120 Washington St. The accident took place behind the building. Police found damage to the rear passenger side fender and scrapes consistent with an accident.

Police issued an arrest warrant after investigating a domestic dispute at 11:01 at a residence on Sophia Road.