, Salem, MA

October 19, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A crossing guard at West Shore Drive and Jersey Street reported at 7:37 a.m. that a woman in a blue Subaru “threw her hands up in the air and went right through the intersection” while the guard was out in the street with her sign. Nobody was injured.

A Brown Street woman reported at 7:31 p.m. that her wallet had been taken from her purse on Columbus Day and that she’d subsequently received a call from an unidentified female who said she had it. She asked to make arrangements so she could get the wallet back and the woman said she’d call back, but never did.



Police responded to a 6:05 p.m. report of a “strange noise” coming from a basement at 85 Essex St. and determined that an entertainment system there had turned on by itself.

Police at Dodge Street and Arlington Avenue conducted a traffic stop at 7:19 p.m. and arrested William Wood, 30, of 210 Rantoul St., Ipswich, on a charge of possession of a Class B drug (Adderall).


A 4:43 a.m. report of a loud group brought police to 9 Memorial Drive, where they determined there was no basis for the call. “House in complete darkness,” an officer wrote.



Police received a 2:01 p.m. report that a man’s vehicle ran out of gas at 2 Andover St. and that when he returned from getting more, “it was gone.” Police hadn’t reported any tows, so they listed it as stolen. Then the man called back an hour and a half later to report that he’d found it farther down the road. “He stated that it appeared that his vehicle had been pushed out of the way by an unknown party,” an officer wrote.

A Lowell Street woman reported at 3:44 p.m. that jewelry had gone missing from her home.

A syringe was found in the backyard of a Northend Street residence, according to a 5:35 p.m. report. An officer disposed of it.

Police received a 5:42 p.m. report that an Xbox, chain saw, laptop and entertainment system were stolen from a Worcester Road residence while its occupants were on vacation. “There may be a possible suspect,” police wrote.

A vehicle was doing “doughnuts” in the parking lot of the Latitude Sports Club at 194 Newbury St., according to an 8:08 p.m. report. State police stopped the vehicle.

Police received a 9:45 p.m. report of three men who possibly had a rifle in a blue Ford Focus on James Street. Officers found the men and determined that it was a BB gun.


Police responded to a 12:05 p.m. report that a vehicle had been running in the driveway of 31 Northend St. and found that a man was “charging his battery and had taken a nap.”



Police were unable to locate a coyote reported to be at 226 North St. at 5:08 p.m.

A homeowner on Aurora Lane reported at 11:01 p.m. that she’d heard footsteps on her deck and found two women “wearing skirts and professional-looking jackets” on her front lawn. When the woman asked why they had been on her deck, they told her “what seemed to be a fictitious story, they were spreading the word of God.” The women left.


A woman reported at 3:07 a.m. that she was in the area of Harbor Street when an unknown man had taken her purse out of her car “while she was in it.” The man was described as 5-foot-10, with brown hair and blue jeans. The woman was unable to say in which direction he fled.

An officer was driving inbound on Jefferson Avenue at 7:51 a.m. when the truck in front of him apparently hit a bump, causing a pane of glass to break free and shatter on the roadway. The operator pulled over, as did the officer, who called the DPW to clean the glass off the road. No citations were issued.

A woman reported that an unknown man began yelling and cursing at her for no reason her while she was sitting on the steps on the sea wall at Collins Cove. Police were unable to locate him.

Police received a 1:32 p.m. report that two vehicles had struck each other while backing out of parking spaces at 17 Paradise Road.

A woman told police at 3:27 p.m. that a suspicious man had followed her and her three young children while she was at the Essex Street pedestrian mall the day before. “She stated the male followed her for more than an hour as she browsed the shops on the mall,” an officer wrote. “She states the male never confronted her or spoke to her.” The woman provided police with a photo she took of the man.

A man came to the station at 3:30 p.m. to report a possible scam in which a man had sent him a check for $2,300 for two chairs he’d offered up for sale on the Internet. “He was to cash it, keep his portion, then give the rest of the cash to the shipper, who would come pick up the chairs,” police wrote. “He emailed the person back saying he was not interested.”

A woman reported at 4:17 p.m. that her $200 cellphone had been stolen out of her purse while it was in the office of the Lawyer of the Day Program at Salem Probate Court.



At 1:02 a.m., an officer on High Street arrested Yevgeniy Zhigulin, 21, of 15 Rand Circle, Danvers, on charges of driving to endanger, possession to distribute a Class D drug and illegal possession of a knife.

Police received an 8:06 a.m. report that a boat at John George Park appeared to be sinking.

A shoplifter stole baby formula from Walmart, according to a 3:45 p.m. report. Police arrested Mabel Restrepo, 32, of 100 Harrison Ave., Winsocket, R.I., on a charge of larceny over $250.