, Salem, MA

July 5, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Swampscott


A mail carrier reported at 11:51 a.m. that she had almost been run over by a gray Kia in the Town Hall parking lot earlier in the morning.

Police received a 2:11 p.m. report that somebody was setting up “what appears to be a mobile paddleboard shop” at the entrance to Preston Beach. “Unknown if they have the proper permit at this time,” wrote police.

A motorist reported at 6:02 p.m. that there were youths on rocks “a distance from shore” near Eisman’s Beach, but an officer was unable to locate them.

Police received a 6:37 p.m. report that a loud bang had shaken a house on Salem Street.

A Blaney Street caller reported at 10:21 p.m. that a 12-year-old boy had gone missing, but he returned home later.

Police responded to 82 Burpee Road after a 10:21 p.m. report of an accident between a motorcycle and a vehicle. The biker was transported to a hospital with undisclosed injuries; the operator of the vehicle was cited for operating with a suspended license.

Five males were fighting in the park across from Red Rock Bistro on Humphrey Street, according to a 10:56 p.m. report.


A 1:05 a.m. report that a vehicle had struck a pole brought police to 521 Humphrey Street. Subsequently arrested was Tyler Peterson, 17, of 52 Little Nahant Road, Nahant, on charges of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, underage possession of alcohol and a marked lanes violation. No injuries were reported.



The Fire Department extinguished a fire in a trash barrel at Pierpont Park shortly before 3 p.m.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Perkins Street at 4:19 p.m. and arrested Erickson Thompson, 44, of 2 Perkins St., Apt. 3, Peabody, on a charge of operating with a suspended license.

A female reported at 4:42 p.m. that she was “stuck in the swamp next to the parking lot and is slowly sinking” near 50 Swampscott Ave. She later refused medical attention.

Police responded to a 5:18 p.m. report that a confused woman was standing at an intersection near the Northshore Mall. “Female was not confused,” an officer wrote later. “She was attempting to cross the street and no one would let her.”

A 5:57 p.m. report that a male was causing a disturbance brought police to 27 North Central St. An officer wrote later: “Male walking his dog and the dog was not obeying. All in order.”

About $30 worth of lawn ornaments had been stolen from 12 Swampscott Ave., according to an 8:06 p.m. report.

Police received an 8:21 p.m. report that a vehicle on Emerson Street had been broken into the night before and about $500 in electronics stolen.

An 8:26 p.m. report of fireworks brought an officer to the bike path by Independence Greenway. Police wrote: “Officer sat in the area for a fair amount of time. All quiet.”

An officer responded to Raymond Circle after an 8:52 p.m. report of fireworks, but nothing suspicious was found aside from a “strong odor of fireworks.”

A Newbury Street resident reported being upset “because a few people are throwing a football around in the area,” according to a 9:23 p.m. log item. Police checked the area but found nothing amiss.

The manager of the Golden Banana on Newbury Street reported at 11:20 p.m. that a man had made statements to a dancer “that he wanted to kill someone.” The man also made “gun-like hand motions,” according to the log. The man later denied making such a statement. “He was asked to leave the property and did so without incident,” wrote police.

A 24-year-old Washington Street woman was transported to Beverly Hospital after an 11:46 p.m. report that she had fallen in the shower.

A Jacobs Street caller reported at 11:46 p.m. that her neighbor’s ex-boyfriend “keeps driving by with the lights off and honking the horn.”


Police served a warrant at 10 Shillaber St. in Salem at 12:21 a.m. Subsequently arrested was Ryan Silveira, 17, of the same address, on a warrant with charges of three counts of breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime for a felony.

Sometime overnight, a newly sodded lawn was damaged and two shrubs stolen at 14 Columbia Blvd., according to a 5:58 a.m. report.

Police received a 7:48 a.m. report that somebody had dumped “For Sale” signs, televisions and lanterns on the lawn at 27 Emily Lane.

An officer was flagged down on Worcester Road at 10:59 a.m. to check on a fox, according to the log. Police wrote: “The officer stated that the animal appeared in good health and ran away when he saw the officer.”

A maintenance vehicle at 300 Brooksby Village Drive had been stolen, according to a 12:07 p.m. report

A 2 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Stop & Shop on Howley Street resulted in the arrest of Eric M. Vaughn, 32, of 3 Benevento Circle, Peabody, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.

Police received a 5:15 p.m. report that a baby fox was in the area of 7 Barnstable Road. An officer was unable to locate it.

An anonymous caller reported at 6:07 p.m. that two Middle Eastern men were building a large remote-controlled model airplane near Crane Brook Way. An officer checked the area in question but was unable to locate anything suspicious.

A Mayfair Road woman reported at 8:05 p.m. that her neighbor “keeps blowing dirt towards her property.”

An 8:18 p.m. report that a baby wasn’t breathing brought emergency personnel to the Extended Stay America on Jubilee Drive, but the baby was reported to be breathing and conscious shortly thereafter.


An officer reported a disturbance inside a vehicle at Gardner Street and Abington Avenue at 12:25 a.m. Subsequently arrested was Kenneth E. Vahey, 35, of 126 Maple St., Apt. 2, Lynn, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received an 8:41 a.m. report that a limousine had been parked on Proctor Circle for three days. “Vehicle will be moved today,” an officer wrote later.



Police received a 5:11 p.m. report that a man had stolen four $6.99 cups and two $5.99 T-shirts from the Dunkin’ Donuts at 262 Highland Ave. An employee said the theft apparently occurred as a woman accompanying the man asked for her coffee to be remade four times.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Bridge Street at 8:14 p.m. and arrested Richard Allen McMullen, 18, of 271 Jefferson Ave., Salem, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without being licensed and a violation of DPW rules and regulations.

An 11:57 p.m. report of fireworks brought police to 20 Franklin St. Subsequently arrested was Kyle Cornelius Terry, 27, of 7 Moulton Ave., Salem, on a charge of assault by dangerous weapon (sledgehammer).


Police conducted a traffic stop on Margin Street at 6:38 a.m. and arrested Lorenzo G. Iglesias, 49, of 52 Ward St., Salem, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without being licensed and a red light or stop sign violation. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

A 10:02 a.m. report of a possible restraining order violation at East India Square led to the arrest of Dylan J. Pringle, 34, of 20 Hathorne St., Salem, on a charge of violating a protective order.

An officer observed a man trying to steal a bike at the MBTA lot on Bridge Street at 10:30 a.m., according to the log. Subsequently arrested was Jose A. Valentin, 44, of 101 Canal St., Salem, on charges of wanton destruction of property, possession of burglarious tools and attempting to commit a crime.

Police were unable to locate a half-naked female who was reported to be in the roadway at 54 Ward St. at 3:16 p.m.

Police responded to a 3:54 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 12 First St. and determined kids were wrestling in a living room. “All were advised to stop wrestling,” wrote police.

A 4:41 p.m. report of an accident brought police to 393 Essex St. Subsequently arrested was Alex Jesus Guerrero, 42, of 19 High St., Lynn, on a charge of operating after license suspension, subsequent offense. He was also wanted on two warrants, according to the log.

A 4:59 p.m. report of a hit-and-run accident brought police to First Street and Traders Way. Subsequently arrested was Isandro Gomes Lopes, 30, of 25 Woodman St., Lynn, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, leaving the scene after property damage and illegal possession of a class B substance. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to 17 Traders Way after a 7:06 p.m. report of an injured cat. An officer wrote later: “Clear, cat in the bushes and mobile.”


Police responded to a 2:40 a.m. report of an assault on Holly Street and subsequently arrested Amanda Curran, 23, of 16 Holly St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



Police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area of 46 Lawrence St. after a 10:43 p.m. report of fireworks akin to quarter-sticks of dynamite.

Police responded to Elliott Street after an 11:07 p.m. report that men were jumping on cars, but an officer was unable to locate anything suspicious.

There were glow sticks in the roadway on Pickering Street, according to an 11:12 p.m. report.

An 11:14 p.m. report that somebody had been kicked in the head brought police to 25 Mill St. Subsequently arrested was Adam Trocki, 32, of 20 Water St., Danvers, on a charge of disorderly conduct.


Police received a 1:12 p.m. report that a dart was stuck in a truck at 184 Maple St.