, Salem, MA

November 14, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A 7:51 p.m. report of a chimney fire brought the Fire Department and police to 5 Tyler Road, where they determined that buildup in the chimney had produced a lot of smoke but there was no actual damage to the home. Fire personnel “took all the wood out of the wood stove and advised owner to have chimney cleaned,” police wrote.

An 8:08 p.m. report of a fight inside an apartment on Chestnut Street resulted in the arrest of Walter Burns, 50, of 3 Chestnut St., Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault and battery and Suzanne Lefave, 24, of 3 Chestnut St., Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault.


A woman was transported to Beverly Hospital as a precaution after she fell on the stairs of the Beverly Public Library around noon. The woman complained of ankle and back pain.

A Park Street resident reported at 1:14 p.m. that all four tires of a vehicle had been slashed.



Police responded to a 3:06 p.m. report of a neighborhood dispute at 5 Elizabeth Lane and found that neighbors there were arguing “over leaves being blown back and forth between the yards and who was responsible for the cleanup.”

The operator of a 2007 Mini Cooper was transported to Salem Hospital with unspecified injuries after a rollover accident at 133 Forest St. that was first reported to police at 5:12 p.m.

Police received multiple calls just before 7 p.m. of an intoxicated woman stumbling into Lowell Street. A woman was subsequently evaluated at the scene by Atlantic Ambulance and released.


Police received an 11:33 a.m. report that a car on Aborn Street had been broken into and nearly $1,000 worth of items were stolen, including a iPad, an iPod touch, a car charger, a GPS and a gym bag.



Police received a 6:20 p.m. report of kids running in a hallway at 10 First St.

An 8:31 p.m. report of people with a rifle in a red motor vehicle brought police to 245 North St., where a man told them he had seen a man in the rear seat of a vehicle pass a rifle to the driver, who then passed it back. The man then inserted a 7-inch clip into the rifle, and the vehicle drove off toward the center of Salem, the man said. Police were unable to locate the vehicle, and attempts to run possible plate numbers were unsuccessful.

Officers responded to a 9:11 p.m. report of kids in the MBTA tunnel at 242 Bridge St. and advised youths there that if they entered the tunnel they would be trespassing and subject to arrest. The youths said they were mourning the loss of their friend and that they would not enter the tunnel.


Police responded to the Moose Lodge at 50 Grove St. after a 12:06 a.m. report that a man had been chased by three men in the area of Flint Street, possibly in connection to a past domestic dispute incident. “Party was escorted into Peabody with no additional incidents occurring,” police wrote.

A tree on Broad Street was reported to be on fire at 1:46 a.m. The Fire Department extinguished “a small amount of flames,” according to the log.

A woman was arrested after allegedly crashing into a car parked on Boston Street around 3:30 a.m. Lindsey Weiss, 24, of 113 Wapiti Loop, Hyrum, Utah, was charged with drunken driving, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger and illegal possession of a Class C substance.

A 6:08 a.m. report of a man yelling out a window brought police to 1 Carol Way, where they were unable to find anybody doing so.

A Summer Street woman reported at 8:25 a.m. that a couch she was selling on Craigslist had been stolen from outside her house. She also told police she had stopped two people from carrying metal tables away from her yard earlier. “The tables were placed back in her yard, but she noticed that the couch was missing.” She was later told that a man had walked off with her couch, which she valued at $100. Three vases were also reported missing.

A Walter Street woman reported at 8:30 a.m. that a man had taken photographs of the exterior of her house the day before.

Police received a 9:55 a.m. report of a fight at 11 Gardner St., where a woman said she was about to lend her friend $100 when the woman “grabbed her money and fled the house into a van.” The woman who allegedly took the money stopped by the police station later on to “tell her side of what took place,” saying that the two women had begun arguing and that she struck her friend with her fists in an attempt to defend herself. Police arrested Shannon O’Hare, 31, of 27 Pike St., Salisbury, on charges of armed robbery and assault and battery by a dangerous weapon, as well as a warrant out of Chelmsford. The woman who was allegedly robbed later told police there was no robbery and that “O’Hare only came over to get money that she was borrowing from her” and “she thought a bat was used, but then she realized that O’Hare was only striking her with her fists.”

A man crashed his Ford Focus into a brick wall near Dock 24 at Shetland Park after he spilled hot coffee on his lap, according to a 10:32 a.m. report. The car sustained front-end damage and the air bags deployed, but the man was reportedly not injured.

Someone entered a business at 60 Washington St. and stole $100 from the cash register the night before, according to an 11:49 a.m. report.

A Jackson Terrace woman reported at 2:37 p.m. that her upstairs neighbor was being loud and “the lights were shaking and stuff was falling off the wall.” Police spoke to the neighbor, who said her granddaughter had been playing and running around and that she would have her “color and watch TV to avoid any further issues.”



Police received a 7:55 p.m. report of a suspicious white powder on a door on Dyer Court.


A 2:11 p.m. report of a dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend brought police to the Days Inn, where they took a report of domestic assault and battery.



A vehicle was towed after it lost a tire while driving on Atlantic Avenue, according to a 6:09 p.m. report. There were no reported injuries.

Officers transported youths to their homes after responding to Cornell Road for a 6:13 p.m. report that a woman’s car had been egged.



Police on Dodge’s Row at 3:30 p.m. arrested Eddie Clemente, 34, of 69 Lynnway, Lynn, on a charge of driving without a license.



After a two-car accident in the square around 7 p.m., police arrested Kathy Masse, 58, of 27 Lake St., Middleton, on charges of drunken driving and failure to use care in stopping.