, Salem, MA

December 6, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A 2:09 p.m. report of a shoplifter at Sears at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of Bailey Sheppard, 18, of 56 Washington St., Ipswich, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.

An elderly man with a head injury left Lahey Clinic with his door open and his leg hanging out of the vehicle, according to a 3:57 p.m. report. Ambulance personnel examined him; he refused medical attention.

Police served a warrant at 4:34 p.m. and arrested Kevin Heenan, 23, of 2 Tracey St., Peabody, on charges of possession to distribute of a Class D drug and possession of a Class B drug.

A female reported at 4:49 p.m. that she had been assaulted by her uncle. David Drago, 25, of 248 High St., Medford, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police responded to a 7:15 p.m. report that two men near Pierpont Street “started beating on another kid” with a board and a large tree branch. Police were unable to locate any of the youths, but the alleged victim approached police later in the night. “The officer will follow up the incident to determine if any charges will be filed,” police wrote.


A notary stamp and information pertaining to past notaries was reported stolen from an apartment at 286 Newbury St. at 8:59 a.m.

Police were summoned to a gas station at 129 Newbury St. at 9:53 a.m. after a report of a dispute over “how much gas was pumped.” Police wrote later: “Attendant pumped too much gas. Customer agreed to pay for the gas.”



A 2005 Toyota RAV4 was stolen while it was parked on New Derby Street, according to a 4:46 p.m. report.

A Lafayette Street woman reported at 6:56 p.m. that a man she knew “began yelling at her and accusing her of calling the police” before he left the area. Officers were unable to locate him. The woman was advised to call police if he returned.


A man was reported to be “yelling” and “jumping in the street” at 242 Bridge St. at 9:17 a.m., but police were unable to locate him.

Police responded to Bridge and Washington streets at 11:16 a.m. after a report of a man doing pushups. “Clear,” police wrote later, “Frank was advised to stay out of street.”

A Highland Avenue woman told police at 1:12 p.m. that “nothing was missing from her apartment, but she was concerned that some items on a bureau and table were moved and not as she had left them.” Police reported that there were no signs of forced entry.

A woman on Essex Street reported at 1:36 p.m. that a package containing $180 worth of King Arthur baking flour had been stolen from her door after UPS delivered it.

Police received a 1:50 p.m. report that when a woman went to retrieve the bicycle she had chained to a pole in the area of Broadway and Canal Street, “it was gone and so was the pole.”

A 4:08 p.m. report of a “barefoot” jogger in the roadway brought police to Highland Avenue, where they determined the person was on the sidewalk. “No problem,” police wrote.



Police fielded a 1:40 a.m. report of domestic assault and battery at Motel 6.

Tools were reported stolen from a vehicle at Comfort Inn at 5:33 a.m.

Paint was thrown on a vehicle at 62 Nichols St., according to a 2:12 p.m. report.

Police received a 4:09 p.m. report of two men with a sledgehammer at Walgreens at 107 High St., but an officer later called it “unfounded.”



Police and the Fire Department responded to a 4:22 p.m. report that smoke was seen coming from the roof of 131 McKay St. and determined that it was a “boiler issue.”



A Tedesco Street woman reported at 8:05 a.m. that her son had thrown his bicycle helmet on the ground and she wanted an officer to “intimidate the hell out of him” so he’d wear it.

A woman on Ocean Avenue reported at 5:26 p.m. that her front door was “wide open” when she returned home. “Checked the house, all in order,” police wrote.

Police received a 6:40 p.m. report that a man fell down while kicking a vehicle that didn’t stop for him at a crosswalk at Village and Pleasant streets.