, Salem, MA

October 5, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 4:33 p.m. report from a woman at Harbor Avenue and Foster Street that a man with a floppy hat and a backpack was “standing in a manner which made her think he was in distress or vomiting.” An officer determined the man was “walking the causeway” and did not appear to be in distress.

A 4:49 p.m. report of minors drinking under the bridge on Village Street resulted in the arrest of Olivia Hitchens, 19, of 653 Chestnut St., Waban; Neil Rae, 17, of 357 Commercial St., Boston; and Brendon Lilly, 20, of 14 Ledgewood Circle, Topsfield, each on a charge of being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol.

A Maverick Court woman reported her husband was drunk driving at 5:01 p.m, resulting in the arrest of Matthew E. Denis, 49, of 10 Maverick Court, Marblehead, on charges of drunken driving second offense and a marked lanes violation.



Police received an 8 p.m. report of a man standing on the bridge railing on Cabot Street near the Salem line. Officers responded and found a 42-year-old man who said he was just heading to the bar and denied standing on the railing, according to Officer Dave Costa. The man refused medical attention.

A 10:19 p.m. report of an argument at 45 Baker Ave. resulted in the arrest of Kenneth Regan, 49, of 45 Baker Ave., Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault.

A smell of smoke in the area of Hale Street and Eisenhower Avenue was reported to police at 10:24 p.m., but neither officers nor the Fire Department found any sign of fire.


Police received a 9:44 a.m. report from National Grid personnel that two people had been sleeping in the basement of a building they were terminating service to. Officers responded but the people had left prior to their arrival.



A pedestrian on Northend Street was struck by a vehicle that apparently fled the scene, according to a 3:05 p.m. report. The 22-year-old victim refused medical attention. The vehicle was described as an older model red Ford truck.

Police received a 5:42 p.m. report of vandalism to a residence on Columbus Road. The damage included several severed lines, including a cable wire, gas line to a propane tank and an extension wire on the back deck. A resident told police “it may be an ex-coworker.”

A Tremont Street woman reported “a skunk that will not let her out her back door” at 6:44 p.m. “Skunk made its way under the grill in her backyard,” wrote an officer. “She stated that the skunk has never gone under her grill before. I explained it was probably taking shelter from the rain and would most likely be on its way by morning.”

Police responded to a 9:58 p.m. report of a suspicious man looking in the windows of the vehicles at Acura of Peabody. An officer determined that the man was looking at the vehicles at night “so he doesn’t have to speak with the sales persons.”


A 1:28 p.m. report that an intoxicated landlord was banging on a woman’s door brought police to 19 Warren St., where they determined that the man had retired to his unit for the night. About a half-hour later, the woman reported that the landlord was making threats over the phone. Police arrested Robert E. Burkett, 46, of 19 Warren St., Peabody, on a charge of disturbing the peace.



An officer responding to the Chebacco Road boat ramp at about 9:53 p.m. crashed his cruiser into a tree on Miles River Road after swerving to avoid a deer. The officer suffered a wound to his right arm the department called “superficial” in a press release. He was treated and released from Beverly Hospital.


Two people were transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries after a two-vehicle crash at Essex and Woodbury streets. The Fire Department received the call at 9:56 a.m.



Police received a 4:38 p.m. report that a man driving on Highland Avenue had struck a light pole while trying to pull into the Market Basket parking lot. No injuries were reported.

A man tried to use a stolen credit card to purchase two packs of cigarettes and a lighter at the Red Lion Smoke Shop, according to a 5:15 p.m. report. Police were unable to locate him.

A 5:18 p.m. report of domestic assault resulted in the arrest of Anthony Furey, 23, of 18 Watson St., Marblehead, on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

An argument in an apartment on Lafayette Street was reported at 7:37 p.m. Maryah Cushing, 56, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received an 8:45 p.m. report of kids throwing rocks off a roof at 1 New Liberty St., but officers were unable to locate them.


A 3:04 a.m. report of a drunk person lying in the roadway brought police to 24 Fort Ave., where they subsequently placed a man into protective custody.

A Federal Street woman reported at 9:16 a.m. that a change jar had gone missing from her bedroom while she was at work. Police determined the woman was also missing several pieces of jewelry.

An 11:15 a.m. report of two men drinking in a backyard brought police to 11 Harbor St., where they arrested Barry Bullock, 54, of 56 Margin St., Salem, on a charge of trespassing.

A possible domestic dispute in a vehicle at the Greenlawn Cemetery was reported to police at 11:29 a.m. Officers determined a man and woman living out of their car had been arguing about finances. No physical abuse was reported.

A Cushing Street man reported at 1:39 p.m. that he had rolled over in bed to see an unknown man standing in his kitchen. The man asked if “Jay Conrad” was there and left when told he wasn’t. “It appeared the male party had the wrong residence,” wrote police.



Police responded to a 5:52 p.m. report of a fight at 30 Water St. and subsequently arrested Matthew Campbell, 17, of 9 Ardmore Drive, Danvers, on a charge of assault and battery and disorderly conduct.