, Salem, MA

December 7, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 9:25 a.m. report from a Peach Highlands couple who said they had received a threatening anonymous letter “alleging their dogs were barking.”

A Beach Street woman reported at 9:51 a.m. that “there has been an increase” in the nails, tacks and beer bottles being thrown at her house and property. The woman said she believed it stemmed from her reporting her neighbor to the zoning board for an illegal shed.

Police received a 1:57 p.m. report of a gold Mercedes going 100 mph on Ocean Avenue. Police were unable to locate it.



Police responded to Sonic Drive-In after a 3:01 p.m. report that an employee who was “unhappy with his new work schedule” had been terminated and was refusing to leave the parking lot.

Police received a 4:14 p.m. report that an FBI special agent in Boston had received a call from a local resident who was “upset over not receiving any assistance for flooding issues and land issues from the city.” Police wrote: “He made verbal threats that he will have to do what he has to do.”

A Veterans Memorial Drive woman reported at 5:26 p.m. that a USPS package was stolen from her home on Monday, and she suspected that her neighbor had taken it “because food items that can only be purchased in Puerto Rico were in her trash.”

Police received a 7:41 p.m. report that a man was “refusing to pay the grooming fee to Petco because they have gone up in prices, and they are refusing to give his dog back.”

A Troy Street man reported at 9:36 p.m. that lights were on in his neighbor’s house when he was supposed to be on vacation. “Officer reports that the homeowners just came home from vacation,” police wrote.


A 1:57 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 39 Garden Road resulted in the arrest of Joseph Arone, 34, of 39 Garden Road, Apt. G, Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and battery and destruction of property under $250.



A vehicle on Cabot Street was burglarized, according to a 9:28 p.m. report.


A 1:24 a.m. report of a disturbance at 376 Hale St. resulted in the arrest of Preston Anthony Barrett, 45, of N. Sabol Palm Way, Marana, Ariz., on a charge of disorderly conduct.



Police responded to 22 Read St. at 4:51 p.m. after multiple 911 hang-ups. A woman there thought she had called 411 and “kept hitting redial.”

A 9:49 p.m. report of an undesirable man at 116 Lafayette St. resulted in the arrest of Jeffrey Alexander, 59, of the same address, on a charge of trespassing.

Police responded to Taco Bell at 267 Highland Ave. after a 10:28 p.m. report that an employee had been seen on surveillance video stealing $100 from a cash box. Police will investigate.


A 6:42 a.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought officers to 14 Arbella St. Daniel Taylor, 26, of the same address, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery, assault and battery, two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250, and intimidation of a witness.

Police received a 9:14 a.m. report that a snowplow belonging to the Peabody Essex Museum had been stolen from the driveway of 24 Charter St.

A Fairview Avenue man reported at 2:59 p.m. that he had recently found an advertisement for his own home online — at a “much lower price” than he was trying to rent it for. The person listed as renting it was a reverend on a “missionary” call in Bethlehem, Pa.



A man and woman were arguing after a motor vehicle accident at Kohl’s, according to a 6:45 p.m. report. No injuries were reported.

Police received a 9:48 p.m. report of a hit-and-run accident with property damage at 9:48 p.m. and arrested Philip Jalbert, 44, of 83 Hobert St., Danvers, on charges of leaving the scene of property damage and drunken driving, second offense.