, Salem, MA

August 3, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police and the Fire Department responded to Ocean Avenue after a 12:56 p.m. report that two boys on bicycles had collided and one was bleeding from the mouth. Nobody was hospitalized after the incident. “Both children with parents now,” wrote police.

Police were unable to locate a woman who was reported to be wearing a nightgown and bathrobe while she walked her dog on West Shore Drive at 1:02 p.m.

An officer was unable to locate anything amiss on Hereford Road after a man reported at 3:17 p.m. that a woman had told him she had heard somebody nearby call out “please don’t hit me.”

Police received a 4:43 p.m. report that a suspicious woman — “possibly on drugs” — was walking on Atlantic Avenue with a baby carriage, but an officer was unable to locate her.



A Manson Street man reported at 8:49 a.m. that his neighbor had “intentionally attempted to hit him with his car.” Police wrote: “Caller is now in his house, and the neighbor has returned to his. Appears to be an ongoing neighbor issue.”

Police received an 11:02 a.m. report that a man had gone into a Crossman Avenue woman’s yard saying he “needed to urinate” at 2:30 a.m. the previous Saturday.

Police responded to a 3:09 p.m. report that a man with his underwear outside of his pants had apparently soiled himself in the vicinity of 685 Humphrey St., but police didn’t report finding him.



Police responded to a 4:03 p.m. report that three youths were spray-painting at Hardy and Pleasant streets, but an officer determined they were actually using Silly String.

A Northridge Road woman turned a firearm in at the station about 4 p.m., according to log. Her husband “passed away in 1990 and [she] forgot he had hidden a gun in the closet,” police wrote.

Police received a 4:40 p.m. report that homeless people were fighting in an alley near Cabot and Dane streets. “No fight on arrival,” wrote police. “Parties moved along.”

A woman went to the station about 6:45 p.m. to turn in $80 in cash she found in the area of Rantoul Street and Broadway, according to a log item.

A 7:13 p.m. request for police to check on a woman brought officers to 276 Rantoul St. Summer A. Porter, 18, of the same address, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 9:48 p.m. report that a field was on fire at Sohier and Northridge roads and determined a man was using a portable fire pit with his children. “A controlled fire,” wrote police. “Fire Department was satisfied.”

Officers were unable to locate anything amiss in the area of Elliott Street and Sunset Avenue after two reports of gunshots at roughly 10:15 p.m.


Police responded to a 1:05 a.m. report of disturbance on Rantoul Street and arrested Ronnie Leroy Alford, 22, of 245 Rantoul St., Beverly, on charges of disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

A 1:32 a.m. report that youths were breaking into vehicles brought police to Wellesley Road, but they were unable to locate any signs of break-ins or any youths.

Police received an 11:09 a.m. report that a cab driver was “digging up trees” near the Beverly Airport, but an officer determined the driver was actually picking up an airport employee. Police wrote: “All trees intact.”

A Middlebury Lane woman reported at 2:41 p.m. that somebody had stolen a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal from a package inside her mailbox.

An 8:37 p.m. report that a man had stolen a case of beer brought police to 52 Cabot St. “Male party was not seen entering store or removing the case of beer,” an officer wrote later. “Only seen outside the store with the case of beer.” Police didn’t report finding him.



Police were unable to locate anything amiss near 98 Lafayette St. after a 4:18 p.m. report of a suspicious woman with youths and an open container of alcohol.

A 6:49 p.m. report of an accident brought police to Margin and Endicott streets, where they determined one vehicle had been exiting a driveway when it struck a second vehicle. Subsequently arrested was Donald J. Lord, 79, of 29 Crowdis St., Salem, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without being licensed. No injuries were reported.

An officer was unable to locate a blind woman who was reported to be “walking off sidewalk” on Essex Street at 7:04 p.m.

A Jefferson Avenue man reported about 8 p.m. that his wife was “always angry” and that she had yelled at him “because he had left the common door open in the hallway” and “because he had open[ed] a phone bill that was in his name.” Police advised him of his rights to a harassment prevention order.

Residents lost power in the area of 133 Fort Ave. after an Infiniti I30 veered off the road and struck a telephone pole and guide wire in the area about 8:15 p.m., according to the log. The driver of the vehicle told police the crash happened when he took his eyes of the road briefly to speak with a friend, according to the incident log. The driver, a Peabody man, was subsequently issued a citation for a marked lanes violation. There were no injuries.


Police were unable to locate a person who was reported to be sleeping on the gazebo at Washington Square at 10:47 a.m.

An 11:04 a.m. report of a mother-daughter domestic dispute brought police to 461/2 Essex St., where they determined the two were arguing over money.

A man will be summonsed to court on a charge of assault and battery on a health care provider after he spit in the face of a security officer at Salem Hospital, according to a 2:42 p.m. log item.

Police received a 4:59 p.m. report that a man had slapped a girl across the face at Fort Avenue and Webb Street.



Police received a 2:35 p.m. report that a group of teens “may be involved in a fight” near Pierpont Park, but an officer determined they were actually “getting ready to play basketball.”

A County Street woman reported at 6:19 p.m. that her 171/2-year-old daughter had moved to her grandmother’s home in Beverly and was having relations with a 36-year-old man in the neighborhood. “Mother just wanted it noted the she was not in agreement with this relationship between her daughter and this older man but realizes that there is nothing illegal at this time,” police wrote.

Somebody reported at 6:42 p.m. that a skunk was stuck in a drain pipe near 36 Veterans Memorial Drive and children were abusing it. “Officer was able to free animal,” police wrote later.


At 10:34 a.m., an officer at 108 Newbury St. arrested Randall A. Andino, 45, of 20 Keayne St., Revere, on a charge of conspiracy to violate drug law.



A vehicle at 17 Folly Hill Drive had been broken into, according to a 5:27 p.m. report.

Police received an 8:15 p.m. report of a prank involving a green laser at 7 Hussey Ave.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Endicott Street at 9:21 p.m. and arrested Jesse Silva, 25, of 60 Fulton St., Peabody, on charges of failure to stop, operating a motor vehicle in a violation of license class and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


Police received an 8:21 a.m. report that an iPod had been stolen from a vehicle at 7 Sycamore St.

A 2:59 p.m. report that somebody had tried to shoplift a drill set from the Home Depot on Newbury Street resulted in the arrest of Sean Driscoll, 21, of 41 Omeara Court, Charleston, on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.



By 8:30 p.m., the Fire Department had extinguished a blaze at the office of Agawam Village, 34 County Manor. Firefighters were still on scene checking for extension as of 9:40 p.m. Rowley provided station coverage during the incident.