, Salem, MA

April 25, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Salem


Police received a 5:38 p.m. report that unknown parties had been sleeping in the basement of 15 Lynde St. “Unknown how entry is gained,” police wrote.

At 6:44 p.m., an officer at Bridge and St. Peter streets arrested Paul McGrath, 32, of 22 Hayes Ave., Beverly, on a charge of operating with a suspended license and a marked lanes violation.

Police and the Fire Department responded to an 8:04 p.m. report of a possible fire in the sauna at 38 Swampscott Road, but it was later called “unfounded.”

A 9:55 p.m. report of a smashed window at 59 Loring Ave. resulted in the arrest of Javier Rivera, 18, of 104 Rainbow Terrace, Salem, on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250.


Police responded to a 12:21 p.m. report that a wallet left unattended in a cubicle at the Department of Transitional Assistance at 35 Congress St. had been stolen. “She stated there’s about 20 employees in cubicles in her area, and they all have clients at different times that could be walking in and out of the cubicle area,” an officer wrote.

An officer on a detail at Canal Street and Broadway at 1:11 p.m. stopped a man on a motorized scooter and advised him that it was forbidden to operate one on a public roadway in Salem. The officer issued the individual an ordinance violation.

A 2:23 p.m. report of an unruly customer brought police to the Department of Transitional Assistance, where a security officer told police “a male party was getting irate with the female employees, and he asked the male to sit and wait.” The man left the office before police arrived.

Police received a 3:31 p.m. report of a dog in a pickup truck with the windows rolled up at 50 Traders Way, but an officer was unable to locate the vehicle.



A 3:01 p.m. report of a “female out of control” at a Tracey Street apartment resulted in the arrest of Ronald X. Santos, 24, of 17 Tracey St., Apt. 2R, Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police performed a well-being check on an Essex Lane man after a report that he was “not answering door and grocery bags are outside from yesterday.” An officer said later that the man was “OK.”

A woman on Lowell Street reported at 7:49 p.m. that her boyfriend had “physically” taken $60 from her.


A 3:33 a.m. report of a car on fire brought police and the Fire Department to 4 Mill St., where they determined that a 2012 Toyota Camry was “fully involved.” Also damaged by the fire was a 1998 Dodge Durango and a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, according to the log. The three vehicles were towed after the blaze was extinguished. The incident is being investigated.

Police conducted a traffic stop at 7:56 a.m. at Lowell Street and Northshore Road and arrested Tina Lee Lima, 38, of 8 Summit St., Apt. 1, Peabody, on charges of operating with a suspended license and a U-turn violation. She was also wanted on a warrant.

A Walker Road resident reported at 11:21 a.m. that a neighbor had thrown a BB gun out the window the night before. Police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.



Police received a 5:54 p.m. report that somebody was having a nervous breakdown at the Liberty Tree Mall.

A 10:03 p.m. report of a suspicious vehicle at Riverside and Water streets resulted in the arrest of Damian Tripodi, 27, of 180 Colwell Road, Harrisville, R.I., on charges of possession of a Class B drug and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


A 3:35 p.m. report of a pit bull in a room brought police to the Extended Stay Inn, but the report was later called “unfounded.”



At 7:13 p.m., an officer at 12 Pickett St. arrested David Testa, 58, of the same address, on charges of two counts of violating a harassment prevention order.


Police dispersed a group of people at 335 Rantoul St. at 11:09 a.m.

An officer delivered a verbal warning to a motorist who was driving without plates on Cabot Street around 11:30 a.m.



A Burrill Street woman reported at 5:01 p.m. that her vehicle had come out of gear and rolled into her neighbor’s fence.