, Salem, MA

October 17, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A 5:31 p.m. report that a man broke into an apartment and took cash brought police to 45 Balch St. An officer later wrote: “Cleared — male hallucinating.”


Police tried to conduct a traffic stop on Brimbal Avenue at 8:55 a.m., but the driver wouldn’t pull over. “Followed vehicle with lights and siren down Budleigh onto Dodge, then onto Enon to the old Sunoco station,” an officer wrote. “Elderly operator stopped at gas station to get gas. Operator said he did not hear the siren or see me behind him. Citation issued.”

Eileen Carey, 49, of 606 Manor Road, Beverly, was arrested at 9:24 a.m. at her address on charges of disturbing the peace and trespassing.



The manager of J.Crew at the Northshore Mall reported finding a bullet in a fitting room at 4:57 p.m.

An Aborn Street woman reported vandalism to the Halloween ornaments on her front lawn at 5:06 p.m.

Police received a 6:12 p.m. report of illegal dumping in the Dumpster belonging to World Class Billiards at 82 Newbury St. “Suspect came back and retrieved what he dumped when caught,” police wrote.

An injured deer on Forest Street was reported at 8 p.m., but an officer was unable to locate it.


A $2,000 windshield was reported stolen from a Bobcat loader at a construction site on Upton Street at 7:01 a.m.

An employee of Five Guys at 227 Andover St. reported at 11:55 a.m. that he had received a counterfeit $5 bill.

Police received a 1:44 p.m. report of a sea gull “that will not fly” from a woman at 21 Johnson St. “She confirmed no apparent injuries at this time,” an officer wrote. “I advised her to let it be.”



A Palmer Street man reported at 4:02 p.m. that his $1,200 MacBook had gone missing after he hosted a party.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 4:13 p.m. report of a stove fire at 87 Rainbow Terrace. Firefighters extinguished the fire, and no injuries were reported.

A fire in a manhole on Lafayette Street was reported at 5:23 p.m.

Police received a 6:18 p.m. report of a raccoon stuck in a garbage can at 3 Ocean Terrace, but the animal was gone by the time police arrived.

A 7:17 p.m. report that a woman had found a dog running in and out of traffic brought police to Cabot Street. An officer later determined that “Liberty” had gotten out of her yard through a hole in the fence.

Police responded to a 9:12 p.m. report of a man who smelled “strongly of gas” walking around the MBTA lot on Bridge Street with an empty gas can and a woman in red pants. Police were unable to locate the man.


Police responded to a midnight report of a domestic dispute on West Avenue and arrested Mary B. Strong, 49, of 1 Washington St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery by dangerous weapon and intimidation of a witness.

An officer spoke with staff at Salem High School at 12:18 p.m. about a girl there being bullied.

Police received a 12:29 p.m. report of “raccoons blocking entrance” at 189 Jefferson Ave. The animals were apparently gone by the time police arrived.

A truck hit the “Entering Salem” sign on Highland Ave., according to a 12:40 p.m. report. An officer determined that the sign was not damaged.

Police received a 1:15 p.m. report from a man who said “he was eating lunch when he noticed his car was on fire” at 79 Proctor St. The man put the fire out before the Fire Department arrived. “A crystal ball may have caused the fire,” an officer wrote.

An Ames Street man reported at 2:30 p.m. that a delivery truck driver assaulted him after the two began arguing “when he engaged the driver by offering his political views.”



Police received a 2:34 p.m. report that a Glendale Road woman’s neighbor had been throwing various things over her fence, including “dog poo” and “bricks.”

A Devereux Street woman reported at 3:28 p.m. that her daughter had “pulled a knife on her.”