, Salem, MA

November 27, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Swampscott


A young male was transported to Salem Hospital after a 6:25 a.m. report that he looked to be in “bad shape” near 646 Humphrey St.



Police received a 9:25 a.m. report of an erratic operator at Pleasant and Washington streets. Police wrote later: “Party is OK. Going through a tough time now. No issues. Clear.”

A custodian at the school on Pleasant Street reported at 9:31 a.m. that his “skateboarder friends” had affixed stickers “with drawings of marijuana leaves and also written on with #stayblazed” to the building and buses. Police wrote: “He has removed all the stickers already.”

A 9:53 p.m. report that a man was “screaming” and “swearing” brought police to a Lincoln Avenue address, where they determined he had fallen off his boat while shrink-wrapping it. “He denies any injury,” police wrote.

Swampscott police reported at 11:38 p.m. that they had an Ocean Avenue resident’s son’s “missing backpack, wallet and beer.” Police wrote: “They will release two of the three to the family.”


A woman on Crown Way reported at 3:44 a.m. that she had been awakened by a man yelling, “Fire, fire, fire.” Police wrote: “She looked outside and doesn’t see anything and it is quiet now.” Police and firefighters were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Andover Street at 2:37 p.m. and arrested Michael F. O’Connor, 26, of 52 Elm St., Salisbury, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop or yield. He was also wanted on two warrants, according to the log.

A Lynn Street woman reported at 6:12 p.m. that her purse had been stolen and she had a suspect, but police wrote later: “Suspect was never witnessed taking anything.”


A Foster Street man reported at 12:45 a.m. that his girlfriend was refusing to leave his apartment. Police wrote later: “Officers spoke with unwanted party, unwanted party left without incident.”

A woman who spoke Spanish and English had called the department every two or three minutes “throughout the day,” according to a 9:02 a.m. log item. Police wrote: “Believe she is complaining about witches and demons in USA.”

Police conducted a traffic stop at Lowell Street and Lowell Street Court about 10:45 a.m. and arrested Brian M. Lepore, 44, of 12 Forenza Road, Peabody, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an unregistered vehicle and attaching plates.

A woman at the Charles Motel on Mill Street who called police about 1 p.m. “is accusing her neighbors of stealing her cats and hiding them in different buildings,” police wrote. Later: “Officer reports that three outdoor cats have not yet returned home.”



Police and the Fire Department responded to 401 Essex St. after a 9:53 p.m. report that a fire alarm was sounding and determined somebody there had burned food.

A Glidden Street woman reported at 11:19 p.m. that she believed somebody had “changed the channel on her TV” while she was out. Police wrote: “Her house was locked and no signs of forced entry. She thinks her estranged husband may be responsible. There is no evidence of this.”


Police responded to 225 Essex St. after a 2:49 p.m. report that a woman in a gray sedan appeared to have passed out. “Checked the area but found no gray vehicle or woman sitting in a vehicle,” police wrote later.



Police received a 4:19 p.m. report that a $650 iPhone 5 had been stolen from an unsecured locker at the YMCA at 40 Leggs Hill Road.

An officer was unable to locate youths who were reported to be skateboarding in the parking garage at 2 East India Square at 4:25 p.m.

A 7:45 p.m. report of a loud disturbance brought police to 12 Dow St., where they spoke with a woman who said she’d heard glass break in her apartment and determined one of her windows had been broken. An officer wrote: “When I looked at the window I observed a hole in the screen which appeared to be an inch and a half high and wide. I went back into the apartment to try [to] locate the object that was used. I observed a small tomato behind the couch.” The woman said the tomato wasn’t hers and that she didn’t know where it came from, police wrote.

Police responded to a 9:09 p.m. report that somebody had jumped through the drive-thru window of the Dunkin’ Donuts at 232 Highland Ave. and determined it had likely been an employee. “The business had just closed at 9 p.m. according to the sign,” wrote an officer. “I have been there in the past for an alarm and one of the employees had told me that she sometimes exits the building via the drive-thru window because she does not have the code for the alarm.”

Police were unable to locate a white van from which somebody was reported to be shooting a BB gun at signs at Roslyn and Hazel streets about 10 p.m.


A 9:40 a.m. report of an injured swan brought police to 347 Highland Ave. Police wrote: “The swan flew away prior to arrival.”



Police conducted a traffic stop on Maple Street at 11:08 p.m. and arrested Edvaldo Alexandre, 42, of 29 Simon St., Beverly, on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle lights violation.


A 2:18 p.m. report that a vehicle’s windows had been smashed resulted in the arrest of John Mumbauer, 38, of 115 Ash St., Danvers, on charges of malicious damage to a motor vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

A 4:22 p.m. report that somebody had shoplifted baby formula and clothing at the Wal-Mart on Brooksby Village Drive led to the arrest of Karen Gilbert, 29, of 102 Newbury St., Danvers, on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.