, Salem, MA

July 3, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police responded to a 7:03 p.m. report that kids were “pulling string across the road” on Beacon Street. An officer wrote later: “Kids moved along.”

A Chestnut Street woman contacted police at 9:56 p.m. “looking for advice because she felt her husband was saying mean things to her at times.” Police determined nothing physical had occurred between the two.


A man reported at 3:29 p.m. that he’d possibly dropped his white-gold and diamond ring on Pleasant Street. “He went back and looked around but did not find the ring,” wrote police.

A 5:31 p.m. report that a suspicious man was “trying to enter the house using a basketball hoop” brought police to a Lafayette Street address. Subsequently arrested was Joseph Green, 51, of 42 Commercial St., Marblehead, on a charge of vandalizing property.


An individual on Commercial Street was transported to Salem Hospital after a 7:49 a.m. report that his or her wrists had been injured by handcuffs during an arrest the previous day. “Today they are cut up and bleeding and caller has had to miss a day of work,” wrote police.

Police responded to Washington Street after a woman reported at 11:38 a.m. that she had seen a man with a red beard “pleasuring himself” in a red vehicle in front of Crosby’s Marketplace. Police wrote: “Party left as officers were arriving on scene, calling party did not want to speak to officers there, she stated that she did not see any parts of him, just him making movements and faces that would be associated with the actions of pleasuring himself.”

Police and the Fire Department responded to Tidewinds Terrace after a 2:20 p.m. report that a vehicle’s gas tank had caught fire 6 feet from a building, but the fire had apparently extinguished itself by the time they arrived.

A bicyclist was transported to Salem Hospital after a 4 p.m. report that he or she had fallen “with injuries” near Harbor Avenue and Hunsley Lane.


Police received a 9:58 a.m. report that a woman had found a “broken pill bottle” on Lighthouse Lane on June 1 and determined it contained “a type of Ritalin.” Police wrote: “Party would like it logged since she believes the party might have been dealing them because of the type of medication it was.”

A caller reported at 3:13 p.m. that seven youths had shoplifted a $100 shirt from a business on Washington Street. Police were unable to locate them.

A Central Street woman reported at 4:46 p.m. that somebody — possibly her boyfriend — had stolen her 2007 Toyota Yaris. The woman’s daughter subsequently told police that the man in question was a “crack addict” and that the vehicle might be in Dorchester.

Police received a 5:39 p.m. that a man on Doaks Lane had seen a swimmer go into the water “and now he doesn’t have a visual of the swimmer.” An officer wrote later that the swimmer was fine.

Police responded to a 5:41 p.m. report of solicitors on Crestwood Road and arrested Antonio Overby, 30, of 202 North San Jose St., Hearne, Texas, on charges of soliciting without a permit and being a fugitive from justice on a court warrant.

An 8:37 p.m. report of a loud table saw brought police to Maple Circle, where a homeowner said it would be shut down.

Police were unable to locate skateboarders who were reported to be “yelling and screaming” on Pleasant Street at 11:01 p.m.


A person on Alexander Circle was transported to Salem Hospital after a 5:27 a.m. report that he or she had a “racing heart” and “faint pain” in the shoulder.

A 5:42 a.m. report that there was a strobe light — possibly an alarm — going off in the window of a house brought police to Winthrop Avenue and Humphrey Street, where they determined it was “not an alarm” but a “signal strobe for (a) house sale.”



An 8:10 a.m. report of a suspicious backpack brought police to 64 Humphrey St., where they determined it contained musical equipment.

A Longwood Drive female reported at 12:18 p.m. that she had received threatening texts from her ex-boyfriend.

A Duncan Terrace woman reported at 2:44 p.m. that she believed “some person may be attempting to gain entry to her house when she is not home.”



Police received a 2:46 p.m. report that a suspicious item was floating in a pond near 289 Lynn St. Police determined it was a cooler and that it was about 40 feet offshore.

A Dooling Circle woman reported “baby skunks out during day,” according to a 3:12 p.m. report. “I advised her that they do come out during the day,” wrote an officer. “I suggested she hire an exterminator, or call Mass. Wildlife for further info on how to drive them out.”

Police received a 3:12 p.m. report that a man had forced a woman out of a car on Crowninshield Street and taken their child, but an officer later determined there was “no actual kidnapping due to no orders being placed in the courts.” They also determined the incident had actually happened in Lynnfield.

A 6:13 p.m. report of a restraining order violation brought police to 30 Emily Lane. Subsequently arrested was Albert J. Intonti, 54, of 7 Wheeler St., Peabody, on charges of violating an abuse prevention order and domestic assault.

Police responded to a 6:41 p.m. report of an assault at 90 Winona St. and arrested Anamaria B. Batista, 41, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

An intoxicated female was transported to Beverly Hospital after a 7:06 p.m. report that she was passed out in a hallway at 9 North Central St.

Police received a 9:49 p.m. report from a man who “would like to speak to an officer regarding the liquor store taking his liquor away from him.” An officer wrote later the man had been spoken to. “No further action required,” wrote police.

A Pulaski Street woman reported at 10:14 p.m. that she had seen “lights in the sky by her house.” An officer determined she had seen the lights above a factory across from 53 Pulaski St.

Police received a 10:35 p.m. report that a suspicious black SUV had followed a Hamilton Road woman’s son down the street. “No further information at this time,” wrote police, who were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.


A 24-year-old Jackson Avenue man was transported to Salem Hospital after a 1:14 a.m. report that an allergic reaction had caused his tongue to swell.

Police received a 1:52 a.m. report that there was a group of drunken people in front of Charles Hotel on Mill Street. “Gathering dispersed without incident,” police wrote later.

A 73-year-old Ledgewood Way man was transported to Salem Hospital after an 8:28 a.m. report that he had taken the wrong medication.

An officer found a 6-year-old boy “wandering” near 2 Washington St., according to a 9:03 a.m. log item. The officer returned the child home and spoke to his mother, determining that he “went out on his own.”

A Brooksby Village Drive woman reported at 9:39 a.m. that $104 had been taken from her wallet while she was in a dining hall the night before.



A tree had fallen onto a vehicle at Cabot and Bartlett streets, according to a 4:52 p.m. report.

Police received a 7:02 p.m. report of a scam in which an Elliott Street woman had wired somebody $540.

A 8:02 p.m. report that somebody was pounding on a door brought police to 68 Cabot St. Subsequently arrested was James David Silva, 44, of 72 Cabot St., Beverly, on a charge of destruction of property.

Police received a 10:27 p.m. report that a drunken man was yelling at a woman in a Wallis Street apartment. Police didn’t report finding anything suspicious after responding to that location.


A Bennett Street man reported at 11:17 a.m. that he had received a cellphone call from somebody who said they were holding his brother captive. Police wrote: “Gabriel was then told that his brother would be killed if he did not send $1,500 via Western Union to Puerto Rico. Gabriel contacted his brother Calvin who reported being at work and that he was fine.”

A 12:11 p.m., an officer at 46 Wallis St. arrested Jason Thomas Lee, 35, of the same address, on charges of assault and battery and destruction of property.



A 2:46 p.m. report of an argument brought police to 31 Salem St., where a woman said she’d been “speaking loudly with her nephew.”

Police received a 6:33 p.m. report that somebody had stolen a Gateway laptop from a front porch on Buffum Street. Police wrote that the man who it belonged to “remotely connected to his laptop by software he had installed on it and spoke with an unknown person through messaging. This person stated they did not know the computer was stolen and would bring the laptop to the police station. Laptop was never brought to the station.”

A 6:50 p.m. report of a larceny brought police to 11 Russell Drive. Police wrote: “Clear, caller cancelled, umbrella found in woods due to strong storms in area.”

An investigation into a stolen $1,300 mountain bike brought police to 81 Highland Ave., according to an 8:18 p.m. log item. Subsequently arrested was Gabriel Guillen, 18, of 91/2 Meadow St., Salem, on a charge of larceny of property over $250, and Miranda Giering, 18, of 121 Highland Ave., Salem, on a charge of receiving stolen property.

A 9:55 p.m. report of a disturbance brought police to 31 Salem St., where they determined a woman was yelling at her ex-boyfriend. Police wrote: “She said that he was calling her names and texting her bad names. She was told to go to Salem District Court and get a harassment prevention order. She was also told to call us if he came back.”

Police responded to 4 Bedford St. after a 10:26 p.m. report of a domestic dispute between a mother and her son. Officers determined the two were arguing because the son hadn’t been taking his medication and his mother was concerned. The son later “agreed to take his medication and call it a night,” wrote police.


Police conducted a traffic stop on Canal Street at 5:52 a.m. and arrested Terrance Jacobsen, 32, of 6 Linden St., Salem, on charges of speeding greater than reasonable and operating with a license revoked for drunken driving.

An officer responded to 3 Hamilton St. after a 6:28 a.m. report that a man’s flower pot had been thrown into the street. “Unknown who did it,” wrote police. “He was advised an extra check will be made at his home.”

Police conducted a traffic stop on Traders Way at 8:56 a.m. and arrested Edvin Solis, 22, of 136 Allen Ave., Lynn, on charges of operating an unregistered vehicle, operating an uninsured vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

The Fire Department unlocked the doors of a vehicle on 10 First St. after a 9:30 a.m. report that a 2-year-old child had been locked inside it, according to a log item. “Child well, all clear,” wrote police later.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on a warrant on Lafayette Street at 9:53 a.m., according to a log item. Police didn’t write what charge the warrant included but noted, “The defendant’s gym shorts and sneakers were taken as evidence.”

A 12:58 p.m. report of stolen tools brought police to 76 Margin St. Subsequently arrested was David Gaudet, 36, of the same address, on charges of larceny of property over $250 and malicious destruction of property over $250.



Two intoxicated men were taken into protective custody after a 9:50 p.m. report of suspicious activity in Plains Park, according to the log.


Police were unable to locate an erratic operator who was reported to have crossed the center line on Maple Street at 8:16 a.m.