, Salem, MA

September 10, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 10:42 a.m. report that a 1994 Buick Century had gone up on a sidewalk and then struck a wall on Atlantic Avenue. The three people inside refused medical treatment. An officer later sent paperwork to the Registry of Motor Vehicles “requesting a medical evaluation” of the operator, whom police didn’t name.

A West Shore Drive woman reported at 12:13 p.m. that her elderly neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease “keeps slamming the door.” An officer wrote: “She...has left notes asking them not to but she keeps slamming the door.”

A woman at an undisclosed address reported at 1:48 p.m. that “her stalker was back” and that the suspect had balloons. “Activity is on camera,” an officer wrote.

Police were unable to locate a man in his late 40s or early 50s who was reported to be “awkward the way he’s walking and staring at the houses” at Pond and Cowell streets at 2:30 p.m.

Police received a 5:37 p.m. report that a “crazy” woman was yelling obscenities at the front of a house on Heritage Way. “Spoke to both parties involved and will cease to cause problems with one another,” wrote police, but a man called back later saying “she is at it again and he can’t even go out of his house.” The woman subsequently left the area.

A 6:08 p.m. report that there was a large bag “propped up by large rocks” brought police to Tedesco Street, where they determined the bag was full of trash.

The sewer department was notified after a 6:11 p.m. report that keys had been dropped down a storm drain on Central Street and “they got the cover off with a crowbar but can’t get keys.”


Police received a 2:22 a.m. complaint of a loud group of people in a hot tub on Middle Street. “Parties moving inside for the night,” an officer wrote later.

A Jersey Street man reported at 9:42 a.m. that he had heard his neighbor make a verbal threat about “slashing his throat,” according to the log. “He states that there is a strange echo that comes from the center of the 2 houses and that’s when he heard it,” wrote police. The man “just wants it logged and said he didn’t want to see anyone about it.”

A Garden Road man reported at 2:41 p.m. that a male had been sitting in a black car in front of his house for 20 minutes. “The resident went out and asked if everything was OK,” wrote police. “The male in the car said they were OK and then pulled up the street but they have not left the area yet and caller thought that was odd.”

Police received a 4:56 p.m. report of a two-car accident between a 2012 Lexus and a 2011 Hyundai at Humphrey Street and Rockaway Avenue. The operator of the Lexus was subsequently transported to Beverly Hospital with undisclosed injuries; the other driver refused treatment.

A woman on State Street reported at 5:15 p.m. that she had a “red throat” and that her neighbor had been painting the house next door with linseed oil. “She said she opens her windows at night and has not had a sore throat in years. She ... wanted to know about the safety of the stuff she was breathing.” The woman declined medical attention and was advised to contact the Fire Department for information on the substance.

A 21-year-old man on Lafayette Street was “crying and asking for ambulance” and “numb and cannot unclench his hands,” according to a 6:48 p.m. log item. He was subsequently transported to Salem Hospital. An officer said “it was a reaction to the 4 medications the male was taking on top of the beers he drank and weed he smoked,” according to the log.


A Mugford Street man reported at 12:08 a.m. that men had “walked up to his residence and kicked his door with no damage.” An officer subsequently escorted the men to 28 Lincoln Ave. after determining they were “celebrating a birthday.”

Somebody on Phillips Street reported at 4:23 p.m. that a husband and wife “have been screaming all day long and now the woman is just screaming and crying.” An officer subsequently determined that the two planned to “work stuff out.”

A Hawkes Street woman reported at 8:14 p.m. that “every day it’s something else with her car, windshield wipers, tires and now the gas cap is missing.”

A Blueberry Road woman reported at 9:48 p.m. that someone with a flashlight was in her front yard and “the light was coming in her windows.” An officer was unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.



Police responded to a 5:38 p.m. report that youths were tagging the property of the Hess station at 545 Lowell St. and subsequently arrested Conor M. Kelly, 20, of 11 Laurine Road, Danvers, on charges of defacing property and tagging property.

Police responded to a 6:24 p.m. report that a woman was slumped at the wheel of a vehicle parked at the Northshore Mall. The 24-year-old woman was subsequently transported to Lahey hospital; she will be summonsed to court on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a class A drug, possession of a class B drug and possession of a class C drug, according to the log.

A 10:05 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 8 Diane Road, where they arrested Jason S. Soep, 31, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

A Mount Vernon Street woman reported at 11:42 p.m. that she couldn’t locate her 16-year-old son who was “supposed to be home.” Police wrote later: “Officer reports the son was found sleeping in his bed. All in order.”


After an officer observed a black Ford Mustang “with 149KP4 written on a piece of paper as a license plate,” a traffic stop was conducted on Crowninshield Street about 11 a.m. Frederick S. Sullivan, 46, of 8 Coleman St., Peabody, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense; operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.



Police received a 10:58 a.m. report that a white man with short gray hair and a thin build had approached girls in a backyard on Morton Hill Avenue. The man reportedly fled toward Lynn. Police didn’t report finding him.

An officer was unable to locate anything suspicious after an 8:16 p.m. report of a “vehicle blocking traffic and some kind of money exchange taking place” at Burpee Road and Essex Street.

Police didn’t report finding anything amiss after an 11:55 p.m. report of multiple gunshots in the area of Essex Street.


Police arrested two Lynn teens — ages 15 and 14 — on charges of breaking and entering to a motor vehicle after a 1:30 p.m. report that a woman had seen a youth with “what looks like stolen property” in the vicinity of Woodbine Avenue.


An 86-year-old woman on Gale Road was hospitalized after a 6:58 a.m. report that she had been “scratched by her dog.”

A 13-year-old on Windsor Avenue was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital after a 2:35 p.m. report that he or she had a “fish hook stuck in arm.”



A 12:13 a.m. report that kids were breaking into cars brought police to 8 Dunham Road. Roland A. Lemieux, 32, of 10 Kimberly Lane, Middleton, was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. A 38-year-old Lynn woman was arrested at the same time on a warrant, according to the log.

A 12:34 p.m. report that men were arguing at Rantoul Street and Railroad Avenue resulted in the arrest of Gregory G. Barron, 59, of 62 Pleasant St., Beverly, on a charge of violating the city’s open container ordinance.

Police responded to a 3:52 p.m. report that two women were “getting ready to fight” at Charnock and Knowlton streets. “Peace restored,” an officer wrote later.

A 7:12 p.m. report that youths were drinking near Lothrop and Dane streets resulted in the arrest of Brett M. Petruccelli, 19, of 9 Mill St., Beverly, on a charge of possessing liquor as a person under 21.

Police responded to a 9 p.m. report that a homeless person was asking for money near 10 Park St. Darryl Edward Long, 51, homeless, was arrested on a charge of violating the city’s open container ordinance. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

An 11:13 p.m. report that a vehicle had gone down an embankment brought police to McKay and Sturtevant streets, where they determined there were no injuries. “Car did not go into water,” an officer wrote.


A 12:41 a.m. report of a house party brought police to 9 Mason St., where they found approximately 100 people. “All were cooperative and left without incident,” wrote an officer. “Residents advised of consequences of further disturbance complaints.”

Police responded to 197 Cabot St. after a 2:07 a.m. report that a woman’s neighbor had his television on too loud. Officers woke the neighbor up “after several minutes” and “told him to turn the TV down,” according to the log.

About 2:30 p.m., police responded to 6 Home St. after an officer called for assistance, according to the log. Subsequently arrested was Devin Thomas Little, 21, of the same address, on charges of distributing a class D drug, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace and assault and battery on a police officer.

Police received a 5:16 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 23 Mill St. and subsequently arrested Roberto Torres, 20, of 38 Estes St., Lynn, on a charge of assault and battery.

A 6:01 p.m. report that a purse had been stolen on Park Street led to the arrest of Owen E. Mysliwy, 36, homeless, on charges of larceny from a person and disturbing the peace.

A 10:36 p.m. report of a fight brought police to 54 Elliott St. Subsequently arrested was Vincent L. Hudson, 25, of 16 Rand Circle, Danvers; Michael Richard Hines, 24, of 56 River St., Beverly; Brett M. Petruccelli, 19, of 9 Mill St., Beverly; and Kristofer H. Looyengood, 22, of 8 Hayden Road, Billerica, each on charges of disturbing the peace, violating the city’s knife and weapons ordinance and violating the city’s open container ordinance.


Police responded to a 6:04 a.m. report that a male was “acting strange” in the Starbucks at 242 Elliott St. An officer determined that the male was “stating his religious beliefs to patrons and staff at Starbucks after purchasing a coffee. Party was advised that he was bothering staff and customers and to share his views with his fellow worshippers at church this morning.”

A 1:01 p.m. report that a youth was “being beat by a large group of kids” brought police to Elliott and Park streets, where they determined there was “no fight.” An officer wrote: “Kids playing/wrestling with each other.”

Police received a 9:39 p.m. report that a female was screaming at her neighbors near 34 Grant St. and about 15 people had come out of their apartments to watch. Police advised the property manager about the situation.



Police were unable to locate a female who was reported to be asking for money near 227 Highland Ave. at 4:30 p.m.

Police received a 9:48 p.m. report from a guard at the Peabody Essex Museum that a male had been seen exposing himself on Charter Street via a security camera. Police determined the vehicle the male had gotten into afterward belonged to a man in Gloucester; that man subsequently told police that his son had been using it. Police are investigating.


A 1:49 a.m. report of a domestic dispute over money on Thorndike Street resulted in the arrest of Justin R. Engdahl, 22 of 30 Charles St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery and unarmed robbery.

A 1 p.m. report of a possible domestic dispute brought police to Essex Street. Subsequently arrested was Valerie Ann Moraitis, 39, of 49 Essex St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received a 1:11 p.m. report that a woman had tried to pass a fake prescription at the CVS at 272 Highland Ave. Police are investigating.

The manager of the Pep Boys on Highland Avenue reported at 2:11 p.m. that somebody had stolen two cases of motor oil from the business. Police are investigating.

Police responded to a 2:59 p.m. report that a woman with a small child was asking people for money near the Market Basket on Highland Avenue and spoke to a woman who said she had come from Romania with her husband and had “fallen on hard times.” “She related they are homeless but staying at the Motel 6 in Danvers on a temporary basis,” police wrote. “She had a sign asking for money for her children. ... the child appeared fine.” The officer advised the woman that “this was not a safe location to ask motorists for money.”



Police received a 6:18 p.m. report that a vehicle had struck a deer at 250 Andover St.

An 11:14 p.m. report of an unwanted guest at the Residence Inn by Marriott on Newbury Street led to the arrest of David Mover, 22, of 48 Fernwood Ave., Lynn, on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.


A 5:27 p.m. 911 hangup brought police to 7 Berry St. Subsequently arrested was Charles Poitras, 58, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Police dispersed a group from the McDonald’s at 135 Andover St., according to a 1:40 a.m. log item.

A woman at the Holten Richmond Middle School on Conant Street reported at 6:45 p.m. that kids had “ruined her car” by vandalizing it. No further information was available.

Police received an 11:13 p.m. report that a bag had been stolen from a car at 90 Lindall St.



Following a report of an erratic driver, police conducted a traffic stop on Bay Road about 11 p.m. and subsequently arrested Michael Perry, 29, of 54 Washington St., Ipswich, on charges of drunken driving, second offense; operating negligently; a marked lanes violation; and an inspection sticker violation.