, Salem, MA

May 24, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A child on a bicycle was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Lafayette Street, according to a 2:39 p.m. log item. The child was subsequently transported to a hospital with undisclosed injuries. “Mother in route from work, will meet them at the hospital,” police wrote.


Police received a 6:32 a.m. report that somebody on Pleasant Street had “pulled a tree out of the ground and took it on the bus with them.”



A package had been stolen from a porch at 60 Humphrey St., according to a 5:29 p.m. log item.

A Glen Road man reported at 6:30 p.m. that a neighbor “may have dumped a TV on his property.”



An 18-year-old woman was transported to Salem Hospital from a Veterans Memorial Drive address after a 2:15 p.m. report that she “caught finger in door, finger appears to be hanging.”

Police received a 2:41 p.m. report that a woman had been thrown down stairs at a Veterans Memorial Drive address. Subsequently arrested was Joseph Christopulos, 36, of 44 Veterans Memorial Drive, Peabody, on charges of assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

Police were unable to locate an intoxicated person who was reported to be on the sidewalk in front of Bunghole Liquors on Lowell Street about 9:45 p.m. Police returned to the area after a 10:24 p.m. report of a “party that is intoxicated, incoherent and suicidal.” A 35-year-old local man was taken into protective custody.


A Madison Avenue woman reported at 6:57 a.m. that somebody had dumped an “unknown, suspicious black suitcase” next to some trash in front of her house. “Officer reports the suitcase was dumped by an unknown person,” police wrote later. “Item will be picked up with the trash.”

A 28-year-old Lawrence man will be summonsed to court on a charge of disturbing a funeral procession after police conducted a traffic stop on Central Street about 11 a.m.



Police received an 8:14 p.m. report that somebody had tried to pick a man’s wallet while he was on Elliott Street.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Dodge Street about 7 p.m. and subsequently arrested Travis J. Knorr, 21, of 14 Abbott St., Salem, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

A 7:58 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to a Charter Street address, where they determined a woman was arguing with her son about him not taking his medications.

An 8:18 p.m. report of a domestic dispute resulted in the arrest of Tina Amore, 42, of 5 Bresnahan Court, Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police responded to 35 Palmer St. to serve warrants for a 32-year-old woman about 9:15 p.m., according to the log. Two officers knocked on the front door while another waited at the back door; as soon as one officer said “Salem Police,” the officer at the back door observed the door open. The woman with warrants “took a few steps into the back hallway and I then placed her under arrest,” the officer wrote.


Police responded to a 2:26 p.m. report that a woman was yelling and crying in the roadway on Derby Street and subsequently took her into protective custody.

A woman reported at 6:28 a.m. that somebody had stolen $297 in cash from her unlocked vehicle sometime overnight while it was parked on Butler Street. Another unlocked vehicle was broken into nearby, according to a 6:50 a.m. log item; a driver’s license and $5 in loose change was reported stolen.

Police responded to a Derby Street address after a 9:12 p.m. report that somebody was trying to get in a vehicle. “He informed this officer that a male party had locked his keys in his car,” wrote police. A tow truck operator arrived and helped the man gain access to the vehicle.

A woman reported at 3:13 p.m. that a man next to her in traffic on Canal Street had blown her a kiss. Police wrote: “She does not know the man and did not know why he was blowing her kisses...she was advised to call if she sees the party again.”



Police responded to a Poplar Street address after an 11:49 a.m. report that people were arguing, but were unable to find anything suspicious.