, Salem, MA

December 18, 2012


The Salem News

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A trash truck worker fell off his truck at Humphrey Street and Pickwick Road, according to an 8:23 a.m. report. The man was transported to Salem Hospital with nose and lip lacerations.

A Broughton Road man reported at 10:20 a.m. that he had found a gas can behind his home “where kids were trying to break into his house last night.”


Police received a 1:05 p.m. report that somebody had dumped a pallet full of televisions at the school on Pleasant Street. An officer later determined that whoever had left it there had permission to do so.

One ornamental deer was stolen and another damaged at a Richard Road address, according to a 3:14 p.m. report.


Police determined two or three men had gotten out of a truck and urinated in the yard of a May Street residence after responding to a 12:42 a.m. report of suspicious activity there.

A 9:30 a.m. complaint brought police to Maverick Street, where they determined the disturbance was coming from a nearby home. “They will take it easy with the chainsaws until a little later,” wrote an officer.

Police received a 10:42 a.m. report that seven cars were keyed in the area of Jefferson Street.



Police received a 2:17 p.m. report from an Anderson Street woman who said somebody had put peanut butter in her backyard. An officer determined her neighbor had been feeding it to squirrels.

A Normandy Drive woman reported at 10:09 p.m. that her husband had consumed a large amount of alcohol and was making threats. A man was subsequently transported to Beverly Hospital.


A 12:43 a.m. report of a disturbance at the Charles Motel resulted in the arrest of Scott Deharo, 37, of 4 Mill St., Apt. 7, Peabody, on a charge of disturbing the peace and two warrants.

Police responded to a 6:55 a.m. report of a domestic assault at the Charles Motel and subsequently arrested Nicole Armstrong, 20, of 4 Mill St., Apt. 6, Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A Warren Street woman reported at 12:44 p.m. that her sister had stolen a personal check and cashed it.

An employee of the McDonald’s at 133 Main St. reported a woman had been “huffing cans” and passing out in the store before she was asked to leave. Police were unable to locate her.


A 10:03 a.m. report of gunshots brought police to a bike path near 11 Brookbridge Road, but officers were unable to hear the sounds or locate anything suspicious.


An 83-year-old man was hospitalized with head injuries after he was struck by a vehicle on the eastbound side of Main Street at about 5:10 p.m. An officer said the vehicle which hit him was driven by Judith Wronkowski, 63, of 10 Washington Place, Peabody. The man, who was reported to be unresponsive when police first arrived, was transported to Salem Hospital and then Beth Israel in Boston. Police were trying to contact the man’s relatives and would not release his name. A portion of Main Street was closed to traffic until nearly 8 p.m. while a state police reconstruction team worked at the accident site.



Police responded to a 5:55 p.m. report of a man “walking around staring at houses” at Cornell and Amherst roads and determined he lived in the area and was just out for a walk.


A vehicle on Cedar Street was broken into and a GPS device stolen, according to a 4:31 p.m. report.



Police received a 4:02 p.m. report that a man had kicked and broken a door at 116 Lafayette St. and subsequently arrested Alex Ledford, 17, of 42 Newhall St., Lynn, on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250.

A 5:14 p.m. report of possible gunshots brought officers to 57 Orne St., where they were unable to find anything suspicious. “Fireworks suspected,” wrote an officer.

A report of shoplifting at the Target at 227 Highland Ave. at 9:54 p.m. resulted in the arrest of Maria Parkinson, 32, of 55 Broad St., Lynn, on charges of shoplifting, attempting to commit a crime and two counts of malicious destruction of property, and Maxima Parkinson, 28, of 12 Pope St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting.


A man took a screen out of a window at 72 Palmer St., according to a 9:58 a.m. report, but police later determined the person in question was the property owner and he had been repairing the screen.

A tenant at 25 Ord St. reported to police at 11:01 a.m. that her landlord had called her father “saying she does drugs.” The landlord denied doing so.

At 11:59 a.m., the Fire Department extinguished a car fire in a 2006 Honda Accord outside Sunshine Laundry at 19 Boston St. The car apparently caught fire while its owner was doing laundry inside. The fire, which appeared to have started in the dashboard area of the vehicle, is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to a 1:12 p.m. report of a man in a johnny in the street at 81 Highland Ave., but were unable to locate him.

A man was removed from his jury service on a civil case and placed into protective custody after he “returned from lunch in a visibly intoxicated state,” according to a 2:19 p.m. report.



Police received a 4:10 a.m. report that a deer had been struck at Andover Street and Watson Parkway.

Assorted work tools were reported stolen from a vehicle at 27 Pickering St. at 7:19 a.m.