, Salem, MA

July 5, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 8:39 a.m. report that somebody had found a camera near Village Street that contained photos of “historical landmarks in Salem.”

A caller reported a “ridiculous situation where a woman was refusing to move her car and two buses were stuck” at Washington and Pickett streets at 9:19 a.m. Police wrote later: “The woman finally moved the car and traffic could flow.”

A Pleasant Street woman reported at 12:57 p.m. that a cross-trainer had been stolen from the sidewalk in front of her house after it had been left there several days. “She said her daughter was coming to get it and there was a note on it saying it wasn’t trash and wasn’t for free,” wrote police.

Police received a 3:40 p.m. report that a woman in beige pants was “aggressively” trying to stop traffic “telling them she needs a ride” at Green Street and Powder House Court. Police were unable to locate her.

A Central Street woman reported losing a small change purse at 4:26 p.m., but she called back later and said she had found it.

A woman reported at 4:43 p.m. that somebody had stolen a wallet containing $228 in cash from her unlocked car on Heritage Way.

A woman reported fireworks at Circle and Front streets at 8:59 p.m. “No longer going on, but it was quite a display,” wrote police. “She was advised to call back if they start again.”

Police received a 9:27 p.m. report that fireworks being set off near Norman Street “may cause a fire at the boat yard.” Police wrote later: “Officer reports kids running upon his arrival.”


A Washington Street man reported at 6:08 a.m. that his ex-wife was “banging on the door” and “threatening to kill him.”

A woman on Pleasant Street called police at 11:50 a.m. to seek permission “to block in cars and park illegally so she and her family could ring the bells at the church.”

Somebody on Gingerbread Hill Road reported at 12:08 p.m. that a neighbor had discharged a cannon that was five times more powerful “than it should be” at 8 a.m. and noon. “Cat is distressed as is resident,” wrote police. An officer later located the man with the cannon and reported that “he will shut it down for the day.”

A woman on Pleasant Street called police at 12:35 p.m. to report that, while ringing a church bell, “all the people who were helping got sweaty so [they] took off their glasses.” Police wrote: “Someone picked up her glasses in error.”

A 3:12 p.m. report that kids were shooting water balloons at boats with slingshots brought police to Fort Sewall Lane, where they were unable to locate anything suspicious.

Police received a 6:44 p.m. report of possibly intoxicated boaters in Marblehead Harbor. “Woman observed a Grady White vessel named RumRunner was throwing a female off the boat into the water and as she was trying to get back into the boat they threw her back in,” wrote police.

A male on Front Street was hospitalized after a 7:25 p.m. report that he was “passed out” and “drooling.”

At 8:11 p.m., an officer on Washington Street arrested Peter Woodford, 50, of 2281 Quinn St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, on a charge of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over.

An 8:36 p.m. report of a BMW SUV being operated erratically on Atlantic Avenue resulted in the arrest of Pamela Joy Barton, 46, of 256 Ocean Ave., Marblehead, on a charge of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation.

Police gave a verbal warning for a marked lanes violation to a motorist on Humphrey Street at 11:02 p.m. Police wrote later: “Owner of vehicle called in to apologize for his behavior, he stated that he felt he was being rude to the officer and he did not mean to sound that way, he was just tired.”


Police responded to Harbor View Lane after a 1:56 a.m. report that a male was screaming obscenities. “Caller did not believe he was swimming, but she believed he was on or close to the rocks,” wrote police. An officer subsequently transported the male home.



Police received an 8:54 a.m. report that somebody was selling fireworks on Paradise Road.


An officer was unable to locate an injured seagull that was reported to be on Humphrey Street at 5:41 a.m.



A 10:20 p.m. report that a youth was on the ground brought police to Elliott Street and McPherson Drive. Police determined the youth had run over his finger with a skateboard.


A 1:23 a.m. report of a possible abuse prevention order violation on Dearborn Avenue resulted in the arrest of Frank R. Lamonde, 28, of 48 Curwin Circle, Lynn, on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order.

An 11:01 p.m. report that a man was laying on the ground brought police to Elliott and Greene streets, where they determined “party was getting some sun.”

Police responded to 174 Rantoul St. after a 7:49 p.m. report that “two girls” and “one guy” were fighting. Police wrote: “Report of skinny female all messed up on drugs as primary aggressor. Observed her entering building.”

A male was passed out on the Cabot Street sidewalk, according to an 8:53 p.m. report.

At 9:22 p.m., an officer on West Street arrested Taylor William Marrs, 19, of 30 N. Shetland Road, Danvers, on charges of trespassing and destruction of property.


A 10:10 a.m. report that two brothers were fighting brought police to 15 Orchard St. Kevin M. Sahakian, 22, of the same address, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Two intoxicated people were hospitalized after a 12:26 a.m. report that they both had fallen and injured themselves on Charnock Street.

Police received a 2:24 p.m. report that a woman on Water Street was harassing National Grid workers.



Officers responded to a 4:50 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 89 Essex St. and determined that no such address existed. “The number went from 85 Essex to 91 Essex Street,” wrote police. The officers checked the area but found nothing amiss.

Police observed a man drinking a beer in the area of 29 New Derby St. at 6:54 p.m., according to the log. Police arrested Kevin Leslie, 23, of 33 Farley Ave., Ipswich, on charges of illegal possession of a class B substance and a violation of the city’s knife ordinance, and Eamon Padraic Smyth, 22, of 79 Lothrop St., Beverly, on charges of drinking in public and littering.

Officers were unable to locate a suspicious couple who were reportedly “being intimate” near 32 Clifton Ave., according to a 7:55 p.m. log item.

A female at Salem Willows reported to an officer at 7:58 p.m. that a white male dressed all in black was possibly taking photos of children. The officer found the man, but he said he wasn’t “taking pictures of minors or females, just taking pictures of adults.” The officer asked to look at the photos but the man wasn’t using a digital camera.

The Fire Department extinguished a fire in a trash bin at 255 Jefferson Ave. at 8:20 p.m., according to the log.

Police conducted a traffic stop at 311 Derby St. at 9:15 p.m. Jennifer M. Morrill, 27, of 72 Cabot St., Beverly, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and operating without a license.

A traffic stop on Congress Street at 10:11 p.m. led to the arrest of Daniel J. Feeney, 31, of 22 Hancock Ave., Medford, on charges of illegal possession of a class E substance, two counts of illegal possession of a class B substance, carrying a dangerous weapon, failure to yield, a violation of the city’s knife ordinance and a marked lanes violation.

A 10:51 p.m. report of “kids with backpacks” brought police to Palmer and Prince streets. “Parties were stopped and checked out,” wrote an officer. “No warrants and no weapons of any kind. Backpacks were filled with cans of Budweiser. All involved parties were over 21.”


Officers responded to 12 Daniels St. after a 1:07 a.m. report of a loud house party and found a man grilling food by himself. They advised him to be quiet.

At 8:44 a.m., an officer at the MBTA station on Bridge Street arrested Shaday J. Imadiyi, 18, of 498 Essex St., Lynn, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

A woman reported to police at 9:52 a.m. that she was having difficulty filling a prescription. An officer advised her that she needed her doctor’s approval for refills.

Police received a 10:21 a.m. report that somebody had apparently pushed a lit cigarette through the mail slot of a front door on Essex Street. “The cigarette caused a small burnt spot on the carpet where it was found,” wrote police. “No suspects at this time.”

A 10:30 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 31 Salem St., where they determined a husband and wife were arguing over finances.



A disabled vehicle at Ash and Sylvan streets was towed after it rolled out of a driveway, according to an 8:40 a.m. log item.

Police received a 12:03 p.m. report of a dispute over parking at 100 Independence Way.

A 4:04 p.m. report of the attempted larceny of motorcycle keys brought police to the Knights Inn on Newbury Street.



Police were unable to locate a man with a gold-colored vehicle who was reported to be flagging down people on Lynnfield Street at 4:04 p.m.

Police responded to Essex Lane after a 4:16 p.m. report that trespassers were refusing to leave a pool and had threatened the lifeguard. Police wrote later: “A compromise was reached. All is in order.”

A 7:13 p.m. report that youths had damaged trees brought an officer to Crane Brook Way. “Youths were playing soccer while their father grilled,” an officer wrote later. “One got excited and jumped on a tree branch and it broke. There was nothing malicious.”

National Grid was contacted after an 8:04 p.m. report that a transformer had exploded on Lowell Street and five poles had snapped. The street was subsequently closed to traffic.

A man on Rodney Road had an insect in his ear, according to an 8:58 p.m. report. He subsequently refused medical treatment.


A Carpenter Street resident reported an ongoing dispute with a neighbor in which glass bottles had been thrown into a pool and yard at 8:25 a.m.