, Salem, MA

May 9, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 1:13 p.m. report that a lawnmower had been stolen from a garage on Atlantic Avenue.

A man on Green Street reported at 3:43 p.m. that kids had stolen his lunch bag from his work truck. The bag contained a wallet with a debit card, 40 Vicodin pills and $100 in cash, the man said. “Caller is looking around trying to find the kids who stole the bag,” wrote an officer. Police didn’t report finding the youths.

A 3:57 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at a Fairview Road address resulted in the arrests of John Hatt, 21, of 9 Fairview Road, Apt. A, Marblehead, on a charge of domestic assault and battery, and Christine Kennedy, 24, of 14 Chapel St., Apt. 2, Norwood, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


A Mohawk Road caller reported at 2:11 a.m. that she “thought she heard someone outside messing around with the wires of her TV because both of her TVs restarted.” Police wrote: “There was nothing showing in the area and all the TVs and wires are fine. They were advised if they see anyone in the area to call back and the officers will check it out.”



Police fielded a 10:21 p.m. report that an animal was “screaming” outside 43 Paleologos St., but police were unable to locate it.


Police received an 11:19 a.m. report of a “loud explosion” from a woman on Sherwood Avenue. “She does not know where it came from,” wrote police. “The officer checked the area and spoke with the resident and stated that the area was quiet.”

Two motorists were taken to Salem Hospital with undisclosed injuries after a 1:59 p.m. report of an accident near 397 Lowell St. Both vehicles were towed.



Police received an 11:22 p.m. report of a loud party in a backyard near 69 Story Ave., but officers were unable to locate it.

A loud explosion was reported in the area of 31 Elliott St. at 11:28 p.m., but police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.


A Michael Road woman reported hearing noises in her basement at 3:11 a.m. “No one in house,” police wrote later.

A man at 199 Essex St. reported at 7:09 a.m. that a man in a black truck had grabbed him during a road rage incident. Police didn’t report finding the other motorist.

Police responded to an 11:14 a.m. report that an unknown man was mowing a lawn at 8 Grove St.



Police received a 7:48 a.m. report that a man was pacing in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 980 Paradise Road and “possibly smoking marijuana.”

A vehicle refused to stop for police on Danvers Road, according to a 4:49 p.m. report. Subsequently arrested was Charles Mandracchia, 54, of 31 Brittania Circle, Salem, on charges of failure to stop or yield, failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, license not in possession, speeding in violation of a special regulation, possession of a class B drug and a marked lanes violation.


Police received a 5:45 a.m. report of a dog barking near 57 Millett Road, but an officer said everything was quiet upon arrival.



A vehicle at 50 Burley St. had its back window smashed, according to an 8:52 a.m. report.

Police received a 12:56 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Kohl’s on Independence Way.



Police received a 4:30 p.m. report that two suspicious men had been seen tampering with and removing rail tie plates from the tracks near 242 Bridge St. An officer went and looked at the tracks and determined, “Many rail spikes appeared missing.” Police contacted a representative of Pan Am Railways, which leases the tracks from the MBTA.

A Gardner Street man reported to police that somebody had cut 17 of his flowers, according to a 5:32 p.m. log item.

A motorist got her foot stuck in between the floor and the accelerator, causing her to drive into a cement barrier in front of 406 Essex St., according to a 6:09 p.m. report. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle was towed.

Police responded to a 7:33 p.m. report of a rowdy group near 133 Essex St. and subsequently arrested a 24-year-old Salem man on a warrant, in addition to Vanessa Caruso, 20, homeless, on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer and assault by dangerous weapon. She was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

A 7:40 p.m. report of a possible brush fire brought police to 40 Leggs Hill Road. Stephan Ignatenko, 21, of 33 Harbor St., Salem, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and giving a false name to a police officer.

Police responded to an 11:35 p.m. report of an accident on Bridge Street and determined a vehicle had struck a curb and a street light. Clifton Woods, 37, of 10 First St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation.


A 9:40 a.m. report that an undesirable female was yelling on a cellphone brought police to Meadow Street, but they were unable to locate her.

Police received a 12:53 p.m. report that a loose dog had chased a man into a house at Butler and Albion streets. An officer subsequently found a dog fitting the description on Albion Street: “Dog was friendly and I secured dog in the yard.”

An intoxicated man was taken into protective custody after a 2:49 p.m. report that he was making vulgar gestures in the area of School and Barr streets, according to the log.