, Salem, MA

May 21, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 11:33 a.m. report that a 100-year-old woman on Rowland Street was having difficulty breathing. She subsequently refused transportation to a hospital.

A Jersey Street man told police at 12:18 p.m. that he had been contacted by a man who said he had “overheard his neighbor talking about killing a hitchhiker.”

A Franklin Street woman reported at 1:54 p.m. that she had found a “strange note” pinned to her door.

A woman fell and hit her head while trying to cross Atlantic Avenue, according to a 3:38 p.m. log item. She refused medical attention.

Police received a 4:46 p.m. report that lumber had been stolen from somewhere on Baldwin Road.

A 6:27 p.m. report that a motorist had struck a vehicle on Bessom Street and then left the area resulted in the arrest of Patricia Patrick, 64, of 2 Pleasant Court, Marblehead, on a charge of drunken driving.

Police received a 7:40 p.m. report that kids were on the roof of a Brook Road building. Police wrote later: “Getting a Frisbee.”


A man reported at 1:22 p.m. that he had paid $419.69 for a kayak at a used kayak sale and then gone to get his truck to pick it up — but the kayak had been sold again by the time he returned.

A Hazel Court woman reported at 10:02 p.m. that she had received a strange voicemail “which sounded like a pocket dial with a conversation between a male and a female.” Topics discussed included “breast implants” and “rashes on a baby,” according to the log. The message also featured “what sounded like a fake baby crying.” Police wrote: “She called the number back and the female that answered did not know how her number was dialed but would check her phone.”

Police received an 11:56 p.m. report of five or six teens lying down in the middle of Cornell Road, but police were unable to locate them.


A 7:40 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to Prospect Street, where they determined a father and daughter were arguing “over chores.”


A stop sign had been knocked over at Green and Elm streets, according to a 5:34 a.m. log item.



A 3:43 p.m. report of a shoplifter at the Macy’s at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of David A. Todisco, 31, of 59 Wordsworth St., Apt. 1, East Boston, on charges of two counts of shoplifting, third offense; possession of a burglarious instrument; and resisting arrest.

Police received a 3:53 p.m. report that a young child had been crying for over an hour and its parents were yelling in a foreign language at 21 Caller St. An officer determined the child was playing and fine.

An 8:34 p.m. report that a 44-year-old man was out of control at an address at 4111 Crane Brook Way resulted in the arrest of Edward Shaw, 43, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery and domestic assault.

Two rings, a wedding band and cash were reported stolen from 196 Lynn St. at 9:53 p.m.


A 1:23 p.m. report of a family dispute at 51 N. Central St. resulted in the arrest of Kyle Chenery, 24, of the same address, on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 and domestic assault and battery.



Police received a 9:48 a.m. report that a mattress had been dumped on a woman’s property at 132 Northolk Ave. “Appears it fell off truck, DPW will need to be notified,” wrote police.



Police and the Fire Department responded to a 12:56 p.m. report of a possible house fire at 9 Linden Ave. and determined smoke in the cellar was from a faulty dryer cord.

A Shillaber Street woman reported at 2:29 p.m. that she sold a watch over eBay to somebody in New Jersey for $625, but the person had been dissatisfied with the purchase and sent the box back — empty.

Police received a 4:43 p.m. report that there were four men dressed in camouflage and wearing bandanas near Fort Avenue and determined they were playing paintball. “They were advised that they were trespassing and advised to leave the area,” wrote police.

A 4:44 p.m. report that a man was making threats brought police to 31 Salem St., where they determined he was “just upset that he had just fell on the ground.”

The front door and living room window of a residence at 26 Dunlap St. had been damaged by BBs, according to a 5:13 p.m. report.

Police received a 7:25 p.m. report that a man had taken pictures of a house at 22 Barnes Circle. When somebody asked the man why he was taking pictures of his house, the man replied, “It won’t be your house for long,” then left the area, according to the log. Police were unable to locate him.


A Granite Street man reported at 6:20 a.m. that he had found a car ashtray with $1.14 in change in it in his driveway.

A 12:30 p.m. report that a man was stealing metal from the DPW yard at 5 Jefferson Ave. resulted in the arrest of Allen Delisle, 26, of 8 Oak St., Peabody, on charges of two counts of receiving stolen property over $250, receiving stolen property under $250, larceny by false pretense, larceny over $250 and trespassing. An officer said Delisle stole a large metal grate.

Police received a 1:53 p.m. report that an $800 coin-operated dryer had been stolen from 245 Lafayette St.

Police received a 3 p.m. report that an oral surgeon’s office at 100 Highland Ave. had received more than 20 unwanted phone calls in the past half-hour.

A caller reported at 5:08 p.m. that the traffic lights at North and School streets were “taking too long to change.”



Police received a 7:40 p.m. report that somebody might have had a gun in their waistband at 1101 Kirkbride Drive, but officers were unable to locate anybody suspicious in that area.

An 8:19 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Walmart on Brooksby Village Drive resulted in the arrests of Chelsy Ferro, 19, of 16 Herbert Ave., Peabody; Nicole Ferro, 23, of 16 Herbert Ave., Peabody; and Christy In, 19, of 263 Lowell St., Peabody, each on a charge of shoplifting.

A 10:53 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 6 Dyer Court resulted in the arrest of Gina Smith, 29, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Police responded to 301 Newbury St. after a 5:12 p.m. report that a dog was locked in a vehicle. An officer was unable to locate it.



At 3:12 p.m., officers assisted the state police in executing a search warrant at 188 Boston St. and arrested Stephen M. Neal, 56, of the same address, on charges of distribution of obscene matter and distribution of material of a child in a sexual act, an officer said. Police seized at least two computers from Neal’s residence during the incident. Neal was booked in Middleton and then transported to the state police barracks in Danvers.