, Salem, MA

July 8, 2013


The Salem News

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Police responded to a report of an “undesirable group” at the McDonald’s on Canal Street just after 1 a.m. A man told police that he and some friends had walked to McDonald’s and realized that only the drive-through window was open. The man told police he asked a motorist if he would buy food for him and his friends if he gave him money.

A Parlee Street resident reported at 1:26 a.m. that someone had stolen his mountain bike from his driveway. Police said it appeared that whoever took the bike left a Razor scooter in its place.

A man told police he had locked his mountain bike to the bike rack at the Salem train depot on the morning of June 26, and when he returned that afternoon, the lock had been cut and the bike stolen.

Police said a son called 911 because his mother was telling him to help around the house, and “he didn’t feel like it.” Police advised the son that he is 18 and can be thrown out of the house if he doesn’t like his mother’s rules. They also told him not to call 911 unless he has a real emergency.

Laurent E. Madore, 66, of 18 St. Paul St., Salem, was arrested and charged with unlawfully obtaining a controlled substance.

Police were called to North Shore Medical Center for a report of a past assault and spoke with seven victims. Police said they would issue a summons for a woman on charges of seven counts of assault and battery and three counts of assault and battery on a health provider.

A Pearl Street resident told police she was unloading groceries in her driveway around 2 p.m. when she realized someone had entered her car through the passenger door and stolen her shoulder bag, Louis Vuitton wallet and Apple iPhone, with a combined value of $1,100.

Jamie Drago, 28, of 17 Zito Drive, Saugus, was arrested at 5:07 p.m. at Sears and charged with shoplifting over $100.

Police said two 10-year-old girls made a prank phone call to Sammy’s Roast Beef giving fake addresses for delivery. Police spoke to the girls about the “seriousness of making prank calls.”

Cynthia M. Keith, 23, of 3 Rainbow Terrace, Salem, was arrested at 6:22 p.m. and charged with assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

Police and firefighters retrieved a dog that had fallen into the canal along Commercial Street around 7 p.m. The small, light-brown dog ran through the canal at low tide and up a rock wall when officials grabbed him. The dog had no collar or identification.

Sarah D. Haskell, 30, of 5 Pond St., Salem, was arrested at 8 p.m. and charged with domestic assault and battery.


An officer on patrol was flagged down at 12:30 a.m. on Derby Street by a man who said he just saw two people take his bicycle and run off. A bike matching the stolen bike’s description was found about 2 a.m. on Charter Street.

Police investigated a report of a car break-in in the parking lot of Century Bank on Central Street around 1 a.m. The car had a smashed window on the passenger side. The owner reported that her TomTom GPS, Coolpix camera and small black purse with $300 were stolen.

Alonzo J. Scott, 17, of 420 Essex St., Lynn, and Geordany Baptiste, listed as homeless of Lynn, were arrested at 1:21 a.m. on Central Street and charged with two counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, receiving stolen property of more than $250 and two counts of larceny of property over $250.

Teodoro Villanueva, listed as homeless in Salem, was arrested at 1:27 a.m. on Canal Street and charged with violating a protective order.

Police responded to a complaint of a person playing a saxophone on Charter Street about 9:30 a.m.

Dennis W. Duverger, 65, of 34 Hanover St., Lynn, was arrested at 12:54 p.m. in the area of Gedney Court and charged with drinking in public.



Police responded to a report at 11:24 p.m. of suspicious activity in the area of a scrap metal donation receptacle at Harry Ball Field on Essex Street. Upon arrival, police saw a vehicle backed into a dark corner on the opposite side of the parking lot from the container. The woman in the car told police she was there to donate metal. Police said the same woman was also found there at 11:30 p.m. on July 2. Police advised her to “donate” during daytime hours and instructed her that the city’s parks and playgrounds close at 10 p.m. and that she was trespassing.


Witnesses told police a motorcyclist appeared to lose consciousness and drove off the road into a road sign, sending the motorcycle and operator airborne onto a grassy shoulder at Essex Street and Old Essex Road about 10:45 a.m. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital.

Police responded at 12:05 p.m. to a report of a group of males causing a disturbance at Lynch Park. After talking to witnesses, police said there was no disturbance, just “normal people in a free country trying to enjoy a hot summer day. All stated that the recreation representative was overzealous and rude. Treated them like they were little kids instead of adults and made things worse.”



Police received a report at 2:41 p.m. of a boat taking on water on the Crane River.


Brian Hobbs, 26, of 143 High St., Danvers, was arrested at 4:07 p.m. and charged with driving with a suspended license and not displaying a number plate sticker.



Police, fire and ambulance responded just before 2 p.m. to Devereux Beach on a report of a 31/2-year-old child having trouble breathing from a possible allergic reaction. The child was taken by ambulance to North Shore Children’s Hospital.

A caller told police that the parking situation on Beacon Street is “unacceptable” because emergency vehicles would not be able to get down the street. The caller wanted to know the best way to go about making a section of Beacon Street one-way during the summer. He was told to speak with selectmen.

A man came to the police station at 5:41 p.m. to say that he had triggered the alarm at the library because he didn’t realize it closed at 5 p.m. He said no one told him the library was closing, and the alarm sounded when he walked out the door.

A woman told police at 10:34 p.m. that she chased two kids down the railroad tracks after they hit her car with eggs, but she couldn’t catch them.


Police received a call at 5:02 a.m. of a possibly suicidal male with a knife on Commercial Street. The man was taken to the hospital.

A female prisoner at the police station was taken to the hospital at 6:06 a.m. after complaining that she was bitten by something.



Police responded at 3:26 p.m. to a report of someone fishing close to swimmers at Eisman’s Beach. The fisherman agreed to fish when fewer people were swimming.


Police said a suspect apparently entered a home on Crossman Avenue through an unlocked door and took a wallet from a purse on a counter.



Krystle Roy and Brett Drew, both age 24, of 319 North Main St., Middleton, Apt. B, were arrested at 10:28 p.m. and charged with possession of a Class A substance.