, Salem, MA

May 14, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 1:54 p.m. report that a coin purse had been stolen from a person on Lincoln Avenue and arrested John Hatt, 21, of 9 Fairview Road, Apt. A, Marblehead, on charges of larceny from a person and breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Hatt was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

A Stonybrook Road resident reported at 2:20 p.m. that a youth “keeps banging on the door and then running away.”

A woman and two men were smashing furniture during “some sort of dispute” on Broughton Road, according to a 3:04 p.m. report, but police were unable to locate them.


A vehicle on Winthrop Avenue had its sunroof smashed and items stolen, according to a 9:18 a.m. report.

A 10:26 a.m. report that a woman was passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle brought police to Washington and Prospect streets, where they determined she’d been involved in an accident. The unidentified woman was taken to Salem Hospital and will be cited on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, operating to endanger and negligent operation, according to the log.

Police received a 10:38 a.m. report that somebody on Franklin Street was creating noise while on a vehicle. An officer wrote later: “Noisy part was taking off the tires. Will be quiet for the rest of the work.”

There were crushed Cheerios and peas on the floor of the post office lobby on Smith Street, according to a 12:43 p.m. report.

A Lee Street caller reported at 5:30 p.m. that a “midget of a man” had been driving around town with his Ferrari or Lamborghini in first drive “just so he can hear the pipes,” according to the log. “Caller does not want to hear the pipes all summer in this nice town,” wrote police.

A man was walking down Ocean Avenue when a silver SUV pulled up and somebody got out and struck him in the head, according to a 6:33 p.m. log item. A 16-year-old was subsequently arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property over $250.

Police received an 11:09 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance on Green Street and arrested Robert Scribner, 42, of 15 Green St., Apt. 3, Marblehead, on charges of domestic assault and battery.



Police received a 5:14 p.m. report that a $70 Mickey and Minnie Mouse ornamental planter had been stolen from outside a residence at 286 Newbury St.

The Fire Department extinguished a garage fire at 253 Lynn St. at about 6 p.m. No injuries were reported.



A 12 a.m. report of a gray motor vehicle “prowling” brought officers to the area of School and Wellman streets, but they were unable to locate it.


A 7:35 a.m. report that a black Ford pickup had struck a building brought police to 20 Cabot St., where they determined the truck had actually clipped a stop sign while going the wrong way on Cox Court. “Vehicle never hit building,” wrote police. “Truck fled area into Salem.”

A Dane Street woman reported at 1:40 p.m. that she had found ammunition. “Item is corroded battery,” an officer wrote later.

Officers responded to a 3 p.m. report of “boyfriend drunk on lawn” at 4 Holding St. and arrested Shane David Stuart, 50, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime.


A 12:34 a.m. report of a loud house party brought police to 20 Trask St. “Party cleared prior to arrival,” police wrote. “Mother hosting graduating seniors.”

A 1:39 a.m. report of a fight brought police to 245 Rantoul St. “Large group from house party at 245 Rantoul St. squaring off in street,” wrote an officer. “All scattered when I exited cruiser. Stood by to ensure calm remained in area.”

A Cherry Road man reported at 8:55 p.m. that his girlfriend had sent him “disturbing” text messages.

A school bus driver was cited for failure to use care after a 2:28 p.m. report of an accident at Cabot and Tremont streets. Officer Mike Boccuzzi said there were students on board at the time but there were no injuries and it was a “very minor” accident.



Police received a 4 a.m. report that somebody was “yelling and screaming” in the yard at 58 Pine St., but officers didn’t report finding anything suspicious.

A Humphrey Street caller reported at 10:41 p.m. that a girl had tried to punch her because she wouldn’t sell her cigarettes.



An officer responded to an 8:25 p.m. report of a motorcycle on the sidewalk at 5 Pearl St. and determined the owner had just been involved in a domestic dispute and had fled the area on foot. He was later located on Jefferson. Arrested was Allen Maneiro, 40, of 17 Wheatland St., Salem on a charge of domestic assault and battery. The motorcycle was towed.