, Salem, MA

May 17, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 11:41 a.m. report that a scout for a German television show called “Lost Father” would be in town for the next day or two. “He will go to MHS and will be looking for houses that fit what they are looking for,” wrote police. “He will also be taking photos along the causeway and in the downtown area...he related they don’t have the budget to film in an area like NY City but feel that Mass. is very friendly to the film industry.”

A Green Street Court woman reported at 12:46 p.m. that she discovered somebody had written “drop dead” on her door in marker when she woke up in the morning.

Police received a 1:37 p.m. report of a scam phone call from a Garfield Street woman who said a “talkative IRS agent with an Indian accent” had claimed she underpaid her taxes and that her husband would be “arrested in 30 minutes.”

Somebody reported to police at 6:17 p.m. that they’d found a book on Devereux Beach.


Police received a 12:36 a.m. report that somebody had been ringing a door bell on and off since 11:30 p.m. “Every time they open the door, no one is there,” wrote police. Later: “Checked the doorbell and it was jammed, causing a malfunction.”



Police received a 10:45 a.m. report that a suspicious white man in his 20s had dropped a black package near a retaining wall at 1 Loring Ave. Police wrote later: “Old container of chicken.”

A man at a Morton Road address reported at 4:29 p.m. that an elderly man “came to his residence and does not want to return to his own residence.”

An 8:09 p.m. report that youths were screaming in the area brought police to 174 Humphrey St., where they determined it was a “Boy Scout troop doing project, they are all done now.”


Police received a 5:43 a.m. report that $700 had gone missing from somebody’s wallet in the vicinity of Essex Street and Mall Access Road.



Police received a 6:13 p.m. report of a father-daughter dispute on Brookside Avenue.

An officer was unable to locate lumber that was reported to be in the roadway on Newbury Street about 11:30 p.m.


Police were unable to locate seal-coating salesmen who were reported to be on Maple Street about 12:50 p.m.



Police received a 10:40 p.m. report that the window of a woman’s vehicle had been smashed out while she was traveling outbound on Loring Avenue. “Her passenger side window was shattered by some type of projectile,” wrote police. An officer searched the area but found nothing suspicious. The woman was uninjured.


A man reported at 9:31 a.m. that $176 in cash had been stolen from the wallet of a woman who was holding it for him on Salem Street.

Police will seek a warrant with a charge of threatening to commit a crime for a man after they received a 1:21 p.m. report that he had threatened somebody at the court on Federal Street. The man allegedly told the victim: “I’m gonna kill you, and I will do it very soon.”

Police responded to a Harris Street address after a 3:25 p.m. report that a raccoon was “acting strange” in trash, but they were unable to locate the animal.



Police received a 7:02 p.m. report that a television had been stolen from a house on Cabot Street.

An 8:03 p.m. report that a man was calling girls names brought police to 376 Cabot St. Police wrote later: “Woman parked in fire lane. Man confronted her about it.”


Officers were unable to locate a man who was reported to be throwing rocks at a window on Broadway at 12:51 a.m.

Police responded to 214 Rantoul St. after a 1:05 a.m. report that somebody was sleeping a doorway and subsequently arrested Phyllis Ann Rogers, 49, of 48 Lincoln Park, Gloucester, on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

A 1:42 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at a Home Street address resulted in the arrest of Donna M. Woodford, 48, of 26 Home St., Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A 1:20 p.m. report of a fight in the lobby brought police to the high school on Sohier Road. Khadijya A. Lamons, 18, of 603 Manor Road, Beverly, was arrested on a charge of disturbing school.

Police responded to 253 Cabot St. after a 6:10 p.m. report of a “drunk, homeless man sleeping in the church.” Police wrote later: “Party was kicked out.”



A child was transported to a hospital from a Magnolia Way address after a 4:38 p.m. report that he or she had been burned by hot tea.

A 10:07 p.m. report that two men were fighting brought police to 22 Keys Drive. Subsequently arrested was Christopher A. Consoli, 29, of 3 Highwoods Drive, Methuen, on charges of threatening to commit a crime and assault with a dangerous weapon.