, Salem, MA

January 18, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A caller from 5 Kennel Hill Drive reported a barking dog in the neighborhood at 2:41 a.m.

At 11:03 a.m., police received a report from the Bass Haven Yacht Club, located at 10 McPherson Drive, regarding several boats that were broken into.

Police responded to 59 Federal St. at 12:29 p.m. regarding a report of a small puddle of blood and human excrement found in the driveway.



Police responded to a 3:15 p.m. call from Sears on Andover Street and subsequently arrested Christina Gordon, 32, of 1 High St., Reading, on a charge of shoplifting by asportation over $100.

Police responded to a well-being check at Sears at 3:56 p.m. and arrested Heather Gormley, 37, of 765 Broadway St., Chelsea, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, receiving stolen property over $250, and giving a false name and address to an officer. Gormley was also arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Malden.

A resident from 5 Emery St. called police at 7:18 p.m. on a report of vandalism. The caller said his lawn was damaged by a Boston Chauffeur Limousine driver who attempted to “turn his limo around using the front lawn,” according to the log.



At 3:20 p.m., police received a call from a resident of 12 Buchanan Road, saying she heard what she thought was six or seven gunshots earlier that morning, but did not see anyone in the area. Police advised her in the future to call immediately.

Police received a call from the area of Lafayette Street at 5:43 p.m. on a report of a possible hoarding situation.

Police responded to the area of 475 Highland Ave. at 7:51 p.m. on a report of two young kids who were pointing a red laser at passing cars.


At 2:15 a.m., police arrested Kevin Ferriter, 47, of 91 Lovett St., Beverly, on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and a marked lanes violation. Ferriter was pulled over on Highland Avenue for erratic driving.

Police responded to 79 Bridge St. at 2:40 a.m. on a report of a suspicious party climbing to the second floor of an apartment building. Police made contact with the party, who had been staying on the third floor and was locked out.

Police received a call from 207 Loring Ave. at 11:36 a.m. regarding malicious destruction of property. According to the log, the resident reported her wooden fence on the edge of her yard was damaged sometime during the previous night. It appeared as though a section of her fence had been kicked in, but she didn’t see or hear anyone, nor did the neighbors. This is the third time her fence has been damaged.

Police responded to 5 Ober St. at 1:52 p.m. regarding a report of theft of medication from an apartment building. The resident reported that between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. an unknown suspect stole his prescribed Ambien, tramadol and Fiorinal pills. No forced entry reported to the home.

At 2:21 p.m., a resident from 10 Jefferson Ave. reported that someone had removed her mailbox from the porch of her business by unscrewing it and leaving it on the ground, the log said.



A caller from Market Square reported a complaint at 12:27 a.m. regarding an upstairs neighbor that was earlier kicked out of the apartment and is now in the common hallway pounding on the door to get back inside. According to the log, the male party was locked out.



A caller from 948 Humphrey St. reported to police at 7:12 a.m. that a driver was flagged down by an elderly man who requested he call police. According to the log, the elderly man said he thought someone might have been in his basement.

At 12:10 p.m., a caller from 30 Curry Circle reported that he is a contractor and the key that was left for him to access the house and do work appears to be missing. It was unknown if another contractor took it, or if someone used it to gain access to the house.

Police responded to a call from 14 Sargent Road at 2:52 p.m. regarding a resident’s cat that was stuck on the roof of the house next door.

At 3:39 p.m., a caller from the area of Paradise Road reported a dead hawk in the street before Whole Foods, going northbound.



At 9:46 p.m., police arrested Timothy Kenda, 25, of 70 Holten St., on a charge of larceny over $250, after he was caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart, 55 Brooksby Village Drive.


A caller from 16 Andrew St. reported a water main break to police at 2:21 p.m.



Police arrested Bartolome Sorto, 47, of 67 Freemont Ave., Chelsea, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol at 7:18 p.m. after he was pulled over on Bay Road near Talbots in downtown Hamilton.