, Salem, MA

November 22, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 9:30 a.m. report that the roadway at Lafayette and Pleasant streets was “covered in black ice.”

A woman on Cowell Street reported at 10:32 a.m. that her boyfriend had “hit her in the face a few times this morning before she left for work.” Police wrote: “She would like for an officer to make sure he does not come back around the house.” An officer was unable to locate him.

A 54-year-old man on Beacon Street was transported to Salem Hospital after a 12:18 p.m. report that he had sustained a “hit to the groin by a piece of wood.”


A child was transported to a hospital after a 7:31 a.m. report that he or she had fallen off a bicycle at Tedesco Street and Elmwood Road.

Harbor Avenue was closed to traffic as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire in a large, metal trash bin near a residence about 7:30 p.m. No injuries were reported, and the blaze was knocked down before it could spread to any buildings.



A 3:18 p.m. report of shoplifting brought police to Sears at Northshore Mall. Subsequently arrested was Michelle L. McKeon, 45, of 19 Christopher Drive, Stoughton, on charges of two counts of larceny over $250.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Lowell Street at 3:44 p.m. and subsequently arrested Brian M. McBride, 30, of 46 Edward Ave., Lynnfield, on a charge of possession of a class A drug, and Anthony M. Turcketta, 27, of 72 Emerald St., Malden, on a charge of being knowably present where heroin is kept.

A man at the Mobile Estates trailer park on Newbury Street reported at 5:47 p.m. that he believed somebody had unlocked his door, gone into his residence and “turned up the heat” at some point in the last two hours.

An injured rabbit was transported to the Borash Veterinary Clinic after a 7:28 p.m. report that somebody had a found it on Tamarack Lane and “would prefer to not keep the animal overnight.”


Four youths were transported to the Salem shelter after a 1:49 a.m. report that they gone to Lahey hospital on Essex Center Drive “stating they had nowhere to go for the night.”

Four tires had been slashed on a vehicle at 12 Blaney Ave., according to a 10 a.m. report.



Police received a 5:49 p.m. report that the building at 33 Shelton Road had been vandalized.



Police responded to a Beckford Street address after a 6:28 p.m. report that somebody was doing drugs with kids in the apartment and determined there was “no evidence” of any such activity. Police wrote: “Family on couch watching SpongeBob.”

About 8:30 p.m., police responded to 101 Rantoul St. after a report that a vehicle’s air bags had deployed after it went over a plate in the road. Police returned to this address about 9:30 p.m. after another report of the hazard. Police wrote: “Construction plates in the roadway were inappropriately placed, causing a hazard. The plates overlapped, causing an unsafe clearance for vehicles, especially smaller cars. Message left for contractor to remedy the hazard.” The construction company responsible for the plates arrived on scene about 9:50 p.m. Police wrote afterward: “Contractor to make adjustments. Unknown contributing factor as thousands of cars have traveled the roadway without incident.”

A 9:52 p.m. report that a homeowner had discovered a screen had been “popped” from a door brought police to 16 Bridge St. Police wrote later: “Unit reports that homeowner mistook situation.”


A 9:25 a.m. report that a dog had fallen out of a truck brought police to 525 Cabot St. The animal was subsequently transported to Beverly Animal Hospital.

A driver was cited after an officer observed him or her fail to stop for a blind pedestrian in a crosswalk at Cabot and Dane streets, according to a 2:38 p.m. log item.



A Barr Street woman reported at 5:03 p.m. that she had determined a vehicle she’d bought off Craigslist was “defective” and that it appeared the odometer had been tampered with. She told police she tried to return it, but the seller “flatly refused.” Police wrote: “After a brief investigation, the suspect agreed to return the MV, in lieu of civil action against her from the victim.”

A female on Liberty Hill Avenue had been called bad names and told “she should go kill herself” by an unknown person in a online chat room, according to a 7:30 p.m. report.


An employee at the Lobster Shanty on Front Street reported at 12:41 a.m. that somebody had stolen 15 bags of empty cans — worth $180 — from a fenced-in area. Police wrote: “He noticed that whoever took the can pried open the chain-link fence in the back left corner to gain access inside ... He was advised to resecure the roof and try not to let the amount of empty cans build up.”

Police received a 1:54 p.m. report that a check-cashing business on Harbor Street had cashed a counterfeit money order for $995. Police were planning to seek a warrant for a man with charges of uttering a forged instrument and larceny over $250.

Officers were unable to locate youths who were reported to be smoking near 35 Lawrence St. at 2:59 p.m.



Police received a 7:32 p.m. report that clothing had been stolen from somebody at the Motel 6 on Newbury Street.


A 2:22 a.m. report that a charity box had been stolen from the McDonald’s at 77 High St. resulted in the arrest of Ashley Ellard, 23, of 50 Glendale Drive, Danvers, on a charge of larceny from a building.