, Salem, MA

May 11, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Farrell Court woman complained that kids were running through her property at 10:34 a.m.

Police received a 12:27 p.m. report from a caller who was “concerned for male because he is not normally in this area” at Pleasant and Gerry streets. Police wrote later: “He was just taking a walk.”

A Washington Street man reported at 4:42 p.m. that his ex-wife had shown up at his apartment unannounced, but police wrote that the man wasn’t “exactly sure it was her.”

Police received a 7:05 p.m. report that a man was laying in the park on Commercial Street, but police didn’t report finding anything suspicious.

An officer took a man into protective custody after an 8:02 p.m. report that he was “dropping things” and “walking in circles” at a business on Pleasant Street.


Police paged the tree warden after a 7:39 a.m. report that a tree limb was in the roadway at Clifton and Atlantic avenues.



Police received a 3:21 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance between brothers at 6 Harris St. and subsequently arrested Jorge Silva, 20, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery. A 15-year-old will be summonsed on a charge of illegal possession of a class D drug with intent to distribute in relation to the incident, according to the log.

A Downing Road man reported at 5:02 p.m. that his neighbor had just egged his porch.

Police received a 6:11 p.m. report from a Rogers Road man who said his neighbor’s dog was out in the rain and barking to go in. An officer determined that the dog was being brought in by the time he arrived.

A Newbury Street man reported at 10:05 p.m. that his neighbor “banged at his door to let his cat in the house.” Police wrote: “Appears to be an ongoing issue ... no further action at this time.”


An employee at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 672 Lowell St. reported at 5:29 a.m. that a possibly intoxicated man was urinating in the parking lot. Subsequently arrested was John Connors, 50, of 29 Goodale St., Peabody, on charges of disorderly conduct, subsequent offense; and indecent exposure.

A bicyclist was struck by a motor vehicle at Main and Caller streets, but nobody was injured and the motorist agreed to pay for the damage, according to a 9:46 a.m. log item.

Police received a 10:04 a.m. report from a Summit Street woman who said she received a phone call from a man “saying he was testing the water in the area and needed access inside her house.” Police wrote: “The caller contacted the water company and they told her they were not conducting any work like that and to contact the police.”

An Elaine Avenue woman left a voicemail for police regarding “a raccoon that has been spotted walking around the neighborhood during the day,” according to an 11:40 a.m. log item. An officer contacted the woman, who said “the animal is mobile and travels through the neighborhood yards, but is very lethargic — as if drunk.” She was advised to contact the animal control officer whenever she saw the animal or to hire an exterminator.

A fire engine was involved in an accident with a 1998 Chevrolet at Walnut and Paleologos streets, according to a 12:06 p.m. report. There were no injuries or tows.



Police received an 8:39 a.m. report that a 95-year-old man on Pond Street had fallen and was bleeding from the head.

Police responded to a 9:26 p.m. report of a car on the train tracks at Hale Street and Prides Crossing. The vehicle was towed.


Police conducted a traffic stop at Rantoul and Home streets at 2:24 a.m. An officer detected an odor of alcohol on the motorist, but the individual passed field sobriety tests and was only cited for a marked lanes violation.



Police received a 9:11 p.m. report that a man was yelling at passing vehicles near the basketball court at 601 Humphrey St., but he was apparently gone by the time an officer arrived.



Police received a 4:39 p.m. report of a stove fire at 13 Cherry St. A resident there was able to extinguish the blaze before the arrival of the Fire Department.

A School Street woman reported at 5:12 p.m. that she had seen a neighbor slap his dog numerous times before bringing it in the house. Police determined that the dog was uninjured and the man denied doing so.

A 5:47 p.m. report of a possible rabid skunk on a garage roof brought police to 108 Margin St., where they determined it was actually a “sleeping raccoon.” Police wrote: “Tenants were advised to say away from animal and stay indoors. They were also advised to contact animal control and call us back if raccoon gets out of control.”

A woman was transported to Salem Hospital after a 5:50 p.m. report that her left foot had been run over by a man she knew after she got out of his vehicle at 56 Margin St.

Officers in the Special Response Unit were in the area of Porter Street at 6:14 p.m. when they observed two men engaging in suspicious activity, according to a log item. Michael Dalton, 43, of 14 Porter St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a class A substance.

Police fielded a 7:15 p.m. report that somebody had been “cutting and stomping flowers” at 11 Gardner St.


Police received an 11:17 a.m. report of a scam from an employee at the CVS on the Essex Street mall, who said a man gave her a $20 bill for a beverage. When she gave him his change, he pocketed the $10 bill and said he “didn’t get the right amount of change back,” so she gave him another $10 bill, according to the log. She realized her mistake after reviewing security footage and later confronted the man, who gave her the $10 back.

A 3:26 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Home Depot on Traders Way resulted in the arrest of Jessica Valente, 31, of 25 Folger Ave., Beverly, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.



Police received a 5:10 p.m. report that a vehicle had been “written on” at 100 Independence Way.

A 7:58 p.m. report of a disturbance led to the arrest of Domenico Calascibetta, 54, of 6 Huron Drive, Danvers, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Police conducted a traffic stop at 85 Andover St. at 5:47 a.m. and arrested Charlie Ramos, 31, of 460 Prospect St., Methuen, on charges of operating with a suspended license, vehicle window obstructed or tinted and license not in possession.

A 6:13 a.m. report of a fight at the Motel 6 on Newbury Street resulted in the arrest of Marissa Burton, 23, of 320 Elm St., Hanson, on a charge of possession to distribute of a class C drug.

A six-month-old infant was transported to Lahey Medical Center as a precaution after a head-on collision on Elliott Street near Route 128 shortly after 7 p.m. State police handled the accident but requested assistance handling a traffic backup while the scene was cleared. The Fire Department also responded to the scene.