, Salem, MA

November 3, 2012


The Salem News



Police received an 8:06 a.m. report from a Jersey Street woman who said when she woke up her bowl of Halloween candy was upside down with “only five pieces of candy left.” The woman reported that nothing else was missing and all her doors had been locked. She also said her high school-aged daughter “denied knowing anything.”



A man tried to steal an iPad from the Apple Store at the Northshore Mall, according to a 6:42 p.m. report. Police were unable to locate him.

A loud bang was reported in the area of 252 Lynnfield St. at 7:46 p.m., but police were unable to locate its origin.


Police responded to a 12:42 a.m. report of people making noise and laying in the street at Warren and Buxon streets and arrested Jessica Robinson, 18, of 4 Buxton St., Peabody, and Andrea Kenney, 21, of 4 Buxton St., Peabody, each on a charge of disturbing the peace.

Jewelry worth $250 was reported stolen from a Goldberg Road residence at 12:44 p.m.



Police responded to a 2:04 p.m. report of neighbors fighting at 20 Sohier Road and determined the two had been arguing about a parking space.



An Aurora Lane woman told police at 4:40 p.m. that a ring in a blue pouch which had been stolen from her mother’s house over a year before had “returned to the exact spot where it was taken from” earlier in the day. The woman said “she has no idea how these people got into the house,” wrote police. “Nothing else was disturbed.”

A man working a jewelry stand at 21 Front St. flagged down officers at 5:50 p.m. to report that a woman had taken off with one of his rings on her finger.

The man pointed the woman out to police, who subsequently arrested her. Caroline Claffey, 30, of 32 Hathaway Ave., Beverly, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.

Police received an 8:16 p.m. report from a woman who said she was walking in the area of Ocean Avenue and Summit Street with her husband and five children when a woman she knew approached her and said, “It would be so worth it to rip off your face and head even if I get arrested.” The husband and wife advised the woman “it was Halloween for the kids and that they wanted to enjoy the evening” and then she walked off toward Summit Avenue.

A man was cited for drinking in public after officers observed him walking on Washington Street with a half-full bottle of cognac at 8:34 p.m.

A pushing match erupted at 71 Lafayette St. after one man took offense that another was “taking pictures of his girlfriend’s rear end,” according to an 8:47 p.m. report.

A woman told police at 10:30 p.m. that she had been punched in the face by a man wearing a Tom Brady shirt while she was dancing with a group of people at the corner of Washington and Federal streets. Police spoke to the man, who said he had also been dancing with a group of people and “had not hit anyone.” The man was 19 and appeared to have been drinking, so police called his father to take him.

A car fire at 17 Beckford St. was reported at 10:30 p.m. The Fire Department extinguished the blaze, which was determined to have ignited because of a short in the cigarette lighter.

A woman from Australia reported that her pocketbook was “taken or lost” in the area of Washington Street at 10:44 p.m. Inside the pocketbook was approximately $500 in U.S. currency, $80 in Australian currency, a $450 camera, an unidentified “red leather Louis Vuitton” piece worth $1,400, a $200 cosmetic bag, a Red Sox baseball cap, an iPhone charger and Bulgari sunglasses worth $500.

An officer from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department saw two women begin to fight on Lafayette St. at 10:47 p.m. and arrested them both. Kiana Martin, 17, of 231 Lafayette St., Salem, and Xiomara Mendez, 18, of 52 Commercial St., Lynn, were each arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

A “fight with knives” at 16 Mason St. was reported at 10:58 p.m. Police were unable to locate the combatants.

After an 11 p.m. report of a fight at 211 Washington St., police arrested Adolfo Hernandez, 21, of 12 First St., Salem, on a charge of disorderly conduct.