, Salem, MA

May 10, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Swampscott


Christine Curley, 33, of 9 Brookster Terrace, Swampscott, was arrested at 6:25 p.m. and charged with domestic assault and battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a caller reported someone out of control and kicking a car. Curley also had four warrants for drug possession and traffic violations.

Someone from Magnolia Road called at 7:55 p.m. saying there was a squirrel outside attacking him. The caller was using a broom to knock it away. Police instructed him to go inside if he could do so safely. The squirrel was contained in a box, and neighbors on Arbutus Road took possession of it until the animal control officer could get it.

Two motor vehicles were struck on Blaney Street. One vehicle fled toward Humphrey Street at 9:23 p.m.


A 94-year-old woman was transported to Salem Hospital from a Shelton Road address after an 11:53 a.m. report that she’d fallen and injured her head.

Police received a 4:14 p.m. report that copper gutters had been stolen from a Phillips Beach Avenue address.



Police received a 6:58 a.m. report that there was a mattress in the middle of the roadway at West Shore Drive and Lafayette Street.



A 6:34 p.m. report that kids were throwing things at homes brought police to 17 Andover St., where they determined a youth had thrown a tennis ball at a house.


Police received an 8:49 a.m. report that a woman had been heard calling for help in the distance by somebody in the vicinity of Jordan Street, but they were unable to locate anything amiss.

A 4:43 p.m. report that a dog owner was not picking up the animal’s waste brought police to Lothrop Street. “Dog owner picked up the poop,” an officer wrote later.


The Fire Department extinguished a small brush fire in the vicinity of Brimbal Avenue and Broughton Drive, according to a 2:55 a.m. log item.



Police were unable to locate the solicitors who were reported to be selling meat on Raymond Circle at 4:05 p.m.

Police received a 6:06 p.m. report that youths were on the roof of the Higgins Middle School on King Street. Police wrote later: “The youths were removed from the roof, brought to the station and turned over to their mothers.”

An 11:47 p.m. report that a man was defecating in a foyer brought police to a Central Street address. An officer wrote later: “Resident in dire situation and couldn’t make it in. He will take care of the mess.”


Police received an 8:53 a.m. report from the superintendent at Corbiel Park that “someone damaged the grass at the park by driving on it.” The parks department planned to “find some large rocks to block the entrance to the field,” police wrote.



Police received an 8:26 p.m. report that three children had been abandoned at the Econo Lodge at 152 Endicott St.


Police received a 1:57 p.m. report of boyfriend-girlfriend domestic dispute at the Liberty Tree Mall.



Police went to the aid of a biker involved in a motorcycle crash at 1:59 p.m. The rider lost control as she made a turn on Margin Street heading inbound in front of the police station. The rider was thrown from the bike onto a grassy area, striking the handlebars of the bike with her face and torso. She did not suffer serious injury and was on her feet and talking when police arrived.

A 7:10 p.m. report that a man and woman were fighting brought police to 4 Kelly Road. Subsequently arrested was Douglas W. Donaldson, 29, homeless, on charges of domestic assault and battery, assault and battery of a person disabled or older than 60, threatening to commit a crime and breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony. Donaldson got into a dispute with his mother outside her home, where he wasn’t welcome, according to the log.

An 8:28 p.m. report of a fight brought police to Washington and New Derby streets. Subsequently arrested was Kristian Wilt, 35, homeless, on charges of assault and battery and attempting to commit a crime.


A woman reported at 9:51 p.m. that her ex-boyfriend had left a threatening letter on her vehicle at Loring Avenue and Linden Street. The woman told police that the man had been “leaving notes and flowers on her car and showing up at her work.”

Police responded to a 10:31 p.m. report that somebody was trespassing on the property of Salem Harbor Station, 24 Fort Ave. They determined a man had entered the area via Blaney Street “to take some pictures for his employer named Mig Construction.” Police wrote: “The company is bidding on a project at the facility.” The manager of Salem Harbor Station declined to press charges against the man, who was escorted from the property after he agreed to delete the photos he’d taken.

Police received a 1:54 p.m. report that somebody was dressed up in “Nazi gear” at the Army Barracks, 234 Essex St. “Spoke to the clerk at the Army Barracks,” an officer wrote later. “He stated that he did talk with the male party with the Nazi gear. He said the man walked around the store for a short period of time, then left. He had no issues with him being in the store.”