SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

May 10, 2013

Police


The Salem News

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Wednesday

Cedar siding worth between $1,200 and $1,500 was stolen overnight from a work site on Johns Road, according to a 7:47 a.m. report.

A woman at a Pilates studio on Spring Street reported illegal dumping at 8:41 a.m. “Last week, there was an aquarium and today was a couch,” police wrote.

Police received a 9:21 a.m. report that a Mercedes had been parked in a two-hour spot on Front Street for the past four days.

Peabody

Wednesday

Police received a 3:54 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 261 Newbury St. Police in Danvers located the man allegedly involved. Joseph Burke, 39, of 277 Andover St., Danvers, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery, malicious destruction of property over $250, and breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony.

Police received a 5:35 p.m. report that six homeless people were drinking at Franklin and Chestnut streets, but police were unable to locate them.

A 5:55 p.m. report of a shoplifter at Macy’s at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of Ramon Castro, 50, of 112 Newpark St., Apt. 3, Lynn, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.

A Warren Street man was transported to Beverly Hospital after a 7:15 p.m. report that he was “waving a knife” and “threatening to cut himself due to a medical issue with a catheter.”

A 10:28 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 520 Jubilee Drive resulted in the arrest of David Cunha, 18, of the same address, on charges of two counts of domestic assault and battery.

Beverly

Wednesday

A 3:36 p.m. report of a man kicking a van and a woman yelling brought police to 30 Hilltop Drive. Timothy Alan Robertson, 25, of 24 Norman St., Salem, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and destruction of property. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

An officer on patrol near 55 Ober St. at 6:35 p.m. found that approximately a dozen picnic tables had been turned upside down and one had been “thrown into the water by the snack bar.”

A 6:52 p.m. report of a woman crying at 375 Rantoul St. resulted in the arrest of Eric Gray, 32, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Thursday

A report of a disabled motor vehicle brought police to 112 Elliott St., where they determined that the man had pulled over to the side of the road to wait for the rain to slow down. “I advised him to pull into a nearby parking lot to wait it out,” an officer wrote.

Police received a 5:05 a.m. report that a man was living out of a camper at Porter and School streets. “Unable to locate owner,” police wrote. “Camper quiet and parked in a legal spot at this time.”

Officers responded to a 9:26 a.m. report that a woman at 245 Elliott St. was calling for help. “Party fell, unable to get up,” police wrote. She was transported to Beverly Hospital.

Swampscott

Wednesday

Police received an 8:48 a.m. report that a man with a beard and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt was “staggering around” in the area of the playground near Fisher and Windsor avenues. An officer determined later: “Person lives in area.”

Salem

Wednesday

Police responded to a 9:30 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 32 Gallows Hill Road and determined that a mother was arguing with her son over her having sold a car without consulting him first.

A 10:15 p.m. report that a woman on Lemon Street was refusing to pay a taxi fare resulted in the arrest of Sara Whittredge, 36, of 9 Woodbury Court, Salem, on charges of evading a taxi fare, assault and battery, and malicious destruction of property under $250. She was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

Thursday

A woman was taken into protective custody after a 2:35 p.m. report that she was sitting on the sidewalk at 150 Lafayette St. Police wrote that the woman was “swaying side to side” and admitted to drinking “about a pint of vodka.”

Police received a 3:29 p.m. report that a vehicle had been stolen from 35 Congress St., but it was later located on Peabody Street. “Not stolen,” police wrote.

A Mount Vernon Street woman reported at 3:46 p.m. that her $250 baby stroller had been stolen from her front porch.

Danvers

Thursday

Police received a 3:42 a.m. report that a man was wandering the halls of the Motel 6 on Newbury Street, but police were unable to locate anybody suspicious.

A 7:52 a.m. report of a “motorcycle down” brought police to Maple and Nichols streets, but there were no injuries during the accident, according to the log.