, Salem, MA

November 6, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Maple Street caller reported at 5:09 p.m. that yard rubbish had been on fire in a driveway. Police said the person wanted the Fire Department to make sure the blaze was fully extinguished.


A pedestrian crossing Pleasant Street in front of Starbucks was struck by a motor vehicle and transported to Salem Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Fire Department received the call at 3:26 p.m.



Police received a 12:31 a.m. report of threats from a Broughton Drive woman who said she was “upset over a public post” on the Internet.



Police received a 911 hang-up at 7:59 a.m. After calling back, an officer wrote: “Caller insisted it’s only a test.”

A Burrill Street woman reported “a rat or squirrel in the house” at 11:23 a.m.


A Parsons Drive man reported at 2:09 p.m. that his neighbor’s willow tree was “excessively tall” and that pieces of it “continue to fall on his house and property.”



At 11:52 p.m., Salem State University police at 4 Loring Ave. arrested Andrew Tubbs, 20, of 545 Cotuit Road, Mashpee, on a charge of disorderly conduct and threatening to commit a crime.


While attempting to move crowds at the corners of Essex and Washington streets at 12:58 a.m., officers came across two “highly intoxicated” men. One was placed into protective custody; the other then allegedly became “extremely loud” and “began to attract a crowd.” Police arrested Jonathan Anglero, 25, of 205 Highland Ave., Salem, on charges of failure to disperse and disturbing the peace.

Police responded to a 1:12 a.m. report of an assault in progress at 51 Canal St. and arrested David Wishnack 34, of 3 Pioneer Circle, Andover, on charges of assault and battery and domestic assault and battery.

A 3:14 a.m. report of an intoxicated man passed out on a table brought police to Dunkin’ Donuts at 152 Washington St., where they took the man into protective custody.

A vehicle parked at 12 Peabody St. had been keyed on both sides sometime overnight, according to an 8:10 a.m. report.

A Charter Street man reported at 6:35 p.m. that his coat and wallet had been stolen from his motorized wheelchair while it was parked in a hallway at his residence building.

A woman was taken into protective custody after police responded to an 8:41 p.m. report that she had left the shelter at 56 Margin St. with a portable breath test.


Police responded to an 8:41 a.m. report of a man “acting strange” at 72 North St. and found a man and woman at the car wash there “emptying computers from their vehicle.” Police determined the two were cleaning out their vehicle before leaving it at a body shop and that the computer in question was not stolen.

A 9:21 a.m. report of trespassing at 205 Highland Ave. resulted in the arrest of Patricia Cunha, 50, of 205 Highland Ave., Salem.

Two residents of a West Avenue address reported at 11:19 a.m. that a safe and a suitcase had been stolen from their bedroom and bedroom closet. They indicated the theft probably occurred on Sunday, when they had found their bedroom window open and their back door unlocked.

Police received an 11:55 a.m. report that sometime on Halloween, an amplifier and three microphones had been stolen from a stage set up near the entrance to the mall at 144 Essex St.

A Washington Street man reported at 12:04 p.m. that someone had left a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card under his door and “every month he has been receiving small gifts,” possibly from a woman he knows. “He was advised that he has no evidence that she is leaving the items and if he believes he is being harassed he can seek a harassment order,” police wrote.

A 911 hang-up at 12:45 p.m. brought officers to 6 Gallows Hill Road, where a woman told them that her uncle had gotten “into her face” and yelled at her. Police arrested Donald Chittick, 52, of 6 Gallows Hill Road, Salem, on a charge of domestic assault.

Police responded to a 1:12 p.m. report of a man exposing himself near 227 Highland Ave. and arrested John Evans, 76, of 3 Ralph Road, Peabody, on charges of open and gross lewdness and having an open container of alcohol. An officer said a woman saw Evans urinating in a public area.

Police received a 3:40 p.m. report of loose chickens at 14 Beach Ave., but an officer later wrote: “Chickens in yard, no problem.”


A man was urinating on the sidewalk at 46 Marlborough Road, according to a 3:02 p.m. report. Police were unable to locate him.

A Lafayette Street man reported at 4:47 p.m. that his top dresser drawer had been broken into but nothing had been stolen.

Police received a 6:24 p.m. report from a Derby Street man who said somebody had stolen the “flag that is related to his heritage” he had hung on the wall in his backyard. The man said he suspected his boarder was behind the theft. “This is part of an ongoing dispute between the two, which has been going on for a year and a half,” police wrote.

Police responded to a 10:52 p.m. report of a loud disturbance at 12 Pope St. and determined a man there had been watching the Celtics and “did yell at times during the game.”


A student at Collins Middle School caused a disturbance and pulled a fire alarm, according to a 9:46 a.m. report. The girl will be summonsed to court.

Police received a 1:38 p.m. report that someone had gotten into a Daniels Street woman’s Facebook account and written derogatory comments about her. “She was advised to change all her computer passwords and to file a complaint with Facebook to see if they can help her,” police wrote.

A Flint Street woman reported to police at 2:22 p.m. that a collection agency had told her she owed Comcast $905.78 on an account using her name and address. The woman said she has never had a Comcast account.



Police received an anonymous 2:06 p.m. report of a strong odor of marijuana at 9 Magnolia Way. “Officer made contact with the residents,” police wrote. “They were asked to cease any smoking of controlled substances.”

A Collins Street woman reported at 5:20 p.m. that a man and woman were arguing in the apartment above her and that the man had said he “would burn the building down if he did not get his money.” Police determined the two were arguing over rent.

State police reported at 6:22 p.m. that a woman had told them “she was punched by her baby’s dad” before the call was disconnected. Subsequently arrested was Romario Bazile, 23, of 365 Maple St., Lynn, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Jewelry, documents and other items were reported stolen from a Brown Street house at 7:50 p.m. An officer stated that a sliding glass door on the side of the home had been forced open.

A PlayStation 3 and controllers were reported stolen from an apartment on Foster Street at 7:55 p.m.

A Foster Street man reported at 8:30 p.m. that he had just seen his girlfriend key his motor vehicle. The woman will be summonsed to court for malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

Police responded to a 10:46 p.m. report of a domestic assault at 18 Elm St. and arrested Dayvison Cordearo, 33, of 18 Elm St., Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and battery and witness intimidation.


A 6:29 a.m. report that a car had struck a fence at 38 Lynnfield St. resulted in the arrest of Victor Negron, 41, of 14 Cherry St., Salem, on charges of drunken driving, second offense; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license; operating a motor vehicle recklessly so as to endanger; and a marked lanes violation.



Police received a 10:35 p.m. report of shoplifting at Target and arrested Matthew Waters, 32, of 4 First St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting by price-tag tampering.


A ring was reported stolen from a room at the Comfort Inn at 8:05 a.m.


Police fielded a 5:03 p.m. report of assault at the skate park at 59 Conant St.

Police received a 5:31 p.m. report that a water balloon had been thrown at a car at 116 Water St.

An 8:38 p.m. report of shoplifting at Walmart resulted in the arrest of Stephen Howes, 23, of 252 Newbury St., Peabody, on a charge of shoplifting.