, Salem, MA

November 20, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 12:18 p.m. report of an attempted scam from a Bonad Road man who said a check for $2,417.22 had been sent to him with instructions to deposit it, wait 24 hours, take out the cash and then forward it to Singapore via Western Union.

A report of “loud screaming” brought police to Washington Street at 11:18 p.m., where officers subsequently determined that it was “just a couple having an argument.”


Police responded to an 8:42 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance on Intrepid Circle and arrested Colin McQuade, 43, of 9 Golden Oaks Lane, Andover, on a charge of larceny over $250 and larceny of a drug.



Police received a 12:06 p.m. report of a possible transformer explosion at 65 Dodge St. “National Grid on scene and will handle,” police wrote. “No fire.”

A report of a “customer irate over the perceived theft of 50 cents of gas by gas station” brought police to 61 Cabot St. “Customer argued with clerk and knocked candy display on ground,” an officer wrote. Police were unable to locate the individual.

Police received a 6:13 p.m. report of a fight inside an apartment at 210 Manor Road.

A Salem man was arrested on a warrant after police responded to a 9:51 p.m. report of a fight inside a white truck at Hardy Street and Railroad Avenue.

A “sketchy” man was reportedly going door to door on Jewett Road, according to a 2:58 p.m. report. Officers were unable to locate the man.



A 2:28 p.m. report of a shoplifter brought police to the Pink store at the Northshore Mall. Tammy Kendrick, 37, of 653 Western Ave., Lynn, was arrested on charges of shoplifting and destruction of property over $250.

Police received a 3:25 p.m. report that a man at 261 Newbury St. said he had been assaulted by his neighbor and determined that the neighbor was alleging that he had been assaulted, too. An officer spoke about the situation with them both. “Cooler heads are now prevailing,” police wrote later.

Police responded to a 4:50 p.m. report that someone was “fiddling with the mailboxes with a screwdriver” near 111 Foster St. “All in order,” an officer later reported.

A woman reported at 6:46 p.m. that her car had been broken into while she was at the Northshore Mall. The woman said a GPS might have been stolen, “but it did not work well anyway, so she will forgo reporting.”


A house on Tracey Street was struck by BBs, according to a 10:51 a.m. report. Two windows and vinyl siding were reported damaged.



A Pope Street woman reported at 5:06 p.m. that she had lost a white envelope with $900 in cash in it, apparently at Market Basket.

A 10:53 p.m. report of a suspicious person at 19 Front St. resulted in the arrest of Ronald Talbot, 56, homeless, and John Lapointe, 53, homeless, each on a charge of trespassing.


Loud explosions were reported on Bridge Street at 12:22 a.m., but officers were unable to locate anything amiss.

A report of a customer dispute brought police to the Shell gas station at 146 Boston St. at 8:59 a.m., where they determined that two patrons had been arguing over parking. One man reportedly threw a small traffic cone at the rear of the other’s vehicle, breaking a taillight. The man who allegedly threw the cone will be summonsed to court on a charge of malicious destruction of property under $250.

A wrought-iron bench was stolen from the backyard of a Marion Road address during the previous night, according to a 10:52 a.m. report.

A 1:06 p.m. report of a man blowing leaves in the street brought an officer to 507 Loring Ave., but the man had apparently left the area.



A 5:40 p.m. report of shoplifting at Walmart resulted in the arrest of Donna Lendall, 46, of 29 Hamilton Road, Peabody, and Angelina Marchelli, 26, of 13 Pine Road, Beverly, each on a charge of shoplifting.


Jackhammers were reported stolen from 360 Andover St. at 8:15 a.m.

A dispute between two motorists at Costco Wholesale was reported at 12:43 p.m.