, Salem, MA

October 11, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


Police responded to a 9:42 p.m. report of a suicidal woman on the Cabot Street bridge near the Salem line. An officer said the woman was transported to a local hospital.


Police found a man “sitting on Jersey barriers looking at the stars” after a 12:25 a.m. report of a person on top of the Cabot Street bridge.

Police sent a man on his way after receiving an 11:43 a.m. report of someone lying in the yard at 15 Bow St.



A Jacobs Street woman reported that jewelry had been stolen from her bedroom at 2:39 p.m.

A child was transported to the hospital from 220 Newbury St. after apparently getting a seat belt accidentally stuck around his neck for two minutes, according to a 5:10 p.m. report.


A 10:25 a.m. report of a fight between two men brought police to Joy Road, where they determined neither was interested in pursuing charges.



Police received a 7:07 p.m. report that a motorist had jumped a curb and hit a crosswalk light, breaking it off its foundation, at Loring Avenue and Paradise Road. No injuries were reported.

A Halsey Way man reported at 7:47 p.m. that a window near his front door had been broken, possibly with a rock.

A 7:49 p.m. report of a man with a knife in a hallway brought police to 1000 Loring Ave., where they determined a man who had been drinking had banged on a woman’s door, looking for a man named “Scott” who had apparently stolen his rent and food money for the month. Police told the man, who denied having a knife in the hallway, “to stay in his apartment for the night.”

Officers in the parking lot of Wendy’s on Lafayette Street at 10:51 p.m. arrested Terrence Carter, 21, of 48 Pond St., Beverly, on a charge of illegal possession of a Class A substance.


Officers on patrol observed a dark-colored, four-door sedan turn the wrong way down Washington Street from the Starbucks parking lot, according to a 12:32 a.m. report, but the vehicle refused to stop for them and they lost it in the area of Cabot Street. Shortly thereafter, police received a report that the same sedan had crashed at 4 Gardner St. and its occupants fled toward a nearby backyard. Police arrested Robert Philip Jackson, 22, of 11 Fairfield St., Salem, on charges of failure to stop for police, a one-way street violation, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger, two counts of leaving the scene after property damage, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, a red light or stop sign violation, and operating at a speed greater than reasonable. Also arrested was Ryan Cunniff, 23, of 11 Fairfield St., Salem, on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Police responding to a 3:04 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 331 Essex St. found two tourists from California arguing over the date of their return trip. Officers placed the man into protective custody and seized a Taser from the woman.

A 10:43 a.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to Leavitt and Naumkeag streets, where they determined a woman had been yelling at her cat.

Police received a 2:12 p.m. report of shoplifting at The Boutique at 318 Derby St. and arrested Elizabeth London, 29, of 16 Landers St., Lynn, on charges of unarmed robbery, assault and battery by dangerous weapon, and shoplifting. Also arrested was Patricia Garcia, 37, of 224 Jenness St., Lynn, on charges of unarmed robbery, assault and battery by dangerous weapon, and shoplifting. Lt. Mary Butler said London and Garcia stole seven pairs of jeans from the store and fled the scene in a vehicle as the manager of the store tried to stop them.



A 7:31 p.m. report of a “loud explosion” brought police to 7 Kenmore Drive, but they were unable to locate the source of the noise.



A truck struck a tree and jackknifed in the roadway at Tedesco and Tufts streets, according to a 1:43 p.m. report. No injuries were reported.

Police received a 1:55 p.m. report from a Wares Lane caller that construction crew members “were fighting and chasing each other around with sticks.”


Police received a 12:20 a.m. report of vandalism in the area of Chestnut Street and subsequently determined that three men had smashed several pumpkins, emptied out bags of leaves and vandalized Halloween decorations. The men reportedly admitted to the acts and cleaned the area up under an officer’s supervision.

A Washington Street caller reported a disturbance at 1:36 a.m. Police determined that a mother had been arguing with her son over the “state of the house upon her arrival home.”