, Salem, MA

October 24, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Broughton Road woman reported at 1:14 p.m. that somebody had put a dead mouse under her door.

A $100 bill was found on Wallace Street, according to a 3:11 p.m. report.

A Vine Street man reported at 4 p.m. that somebody had taken his handicapped placard from his motor vehicle.

Police received a 4:01 p.m. report from a Cushing Road man who said somebody had entered his garage and “slashed a tetherball.” Police wrote: “Nothing else disturbed or taken. He has spoken to neighbors and reports nothing else unusual and has no known enemies.”

A Green Street man reported at 6:21 p.m. that one of his firearms had been stolen.



Two tires on a vehicle at 19 Thorndike St. were reported slashed at 3:51 p.m.

Police received an 8:50 p.m. report that a dark-colored hatchback had pulled away from a gas station at 295 Cabot St. without paying for $36.43 in gas.



Police responded to a 5:02 p.m. report of “a few male parties urinating outdoors” on Prospect Street. An officer subsequently reported that a man from Bedford, N.H., will be summonsed for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

An Avalon Drive woman reported at 8:42 p.m. that she had let her ex borrow her car “and now he will not return it.” Police will summons the man on a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle.

Police received a 9:04 p.m. report of a large group “causing a scene” in the area of Sewall Street and Pierpont Park. An officer dispersed the group.

Police will summons a Lynnfield man on a charge of annoying phone calls after an Amazing Superstore employee reported numerous calls from a man named “Artie.”


Police received a 1:06 a.m. report that two women got out of a cab near 2 Calumet St. and “climbed into the window of a house.” Police wrote: “Officer reports the female party worked out a deal with the cab driver to pay him tomorrow.”



A 4:36 p.m. report of a man trying to fill a fake prescription brought police to CVS at 200 Essex St., where they arrested Michael Dumais, 29, of 16 Lathrop St., Salem, on charges of forgery, uttering a false prescription and receiving stolen property.

A pink fleece jacket was reported stolen from the women’s locker room of the YMCA at 6:42 pm.

Police received a 6:50 p.m. request from a Highland Avenue address for help “with a deceased feline.” Fifteen minutes later, police reported: “Caller canceled call, animal alive.”

Police responded to the area of Lafayette Park after an 8:06 p.m. report of a woman there trying to give away a small tan dog. “Unable to locate anyone in the area,” police wrote.

Police at 75 Palmer St. at 9:26 p.m. arrested Jason Baez, 17, of 3 Beach Road, Lynn, on charges of larceny of property over $250, larceny from a person, threatening to commit a crime and disorderly conduct.

UPDATE: Charges in the following case were dismissed on Jan. 16, 2013. An 11:27 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 2 Woodbury Court, where they arrested resident Jakari Griffith, 33, on charges of attempted murder and domestic assault and battery.


Police received a 1 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 18 Rainbow Terrace and determined the disturbance came from children screaming while their father tried to put them to bed.

A woman reported at 12:21 p.m. that she had fallen into a pothole on Lynde Street after getting out of her vehicle.

Police received a 12:37 p.m. report that copper trim and gutters were stolen from the property at 60 Grove St. overnight on Friday.

Police conducted a traffic stop of a dirt bike on Grove Street at 3:03 p.m. and arrested Jesse Silva, 24, of 60 Fulton St., Peabody, on charges of operating a motor vehicle after license suspension, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger, passing where prohibited, operating at a speed greater than reasonable, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Lt. Mary Butler said the dirt bike had been reported stolen nearly a year before and that Silva said he had purchased it on Craigslist.

A 3:07 p.m. report of a man in a van “possibly following children” brought police to Rainbow Terrace, but they were unable to locate anybody fitting that description.



A prize-winning pumpkin was reported stolen from Clark School at 8:47 p.m.


A 2:13 a.m. report of an intoxicated person at 17 Braman St. resulted in the arrest of Adam Tillinghast, 24, of 17 Braman St., Danvers, on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

A suspicious ice cream truck was reported at Princeton and Wenham streets at 4:17 p.m.

Police received a 4:34 p.m. report of domestic assault and battery from Beverly Hospital at Danvers and arrested Eric Warcewicz, 36, of 3 Nichols St., Haverhill, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.