, Salem, MA

October 2, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Briar Lane woman reported at 11:49 a.m. that her political signs had been damaged for the second time, this time while she was at Mass.

An 8:33 p.m. report of a woman who appeared to be drunk driving away from Village Liquors resulted in the arrest of ConstanceNeilson, 54, of 38 Birch St., Marblehead, on a charge of drunken driving second offense and a marked lanes violation.


Police received a 12:03 p.m. report that a Gerald Road man’s porcelain flower pot had been smashed and his five solar lights stolen overnight. The man told police that his wife had heard “a crash” at about midnight the night before.

A recycling bin was dumped out into a handicapped parking space on Ocean Avenue, according to a 7:07 p.m. report.


A burglar alarm went off in a Humphrey Street building, according to a 1:50 a.m. report. Police subsequently arrested a juvenile on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and malicious destruction of property over $250.

A Highland Terrace caller reported at 9:40 a.m. that a radar detector had been stolen from a motor vehicle.

An intoxicated man was reported to be harassing the clerk and patrons of a Pleasant Street business at 10:41 p.m.



Police received a 3:04 p.m. report that two drivers with their vehicles “head to head” in the center turning lane near 240 Andover St. were arguing with each other.

A man at McDonald’s at 133 Main St. reported at 5:39 p.m. that another man had “spit at him” and “threatened him with a golf club.” Police reported that the apparent offender returned and apologized, and that the first man was “satisfied with that.”

Police received a 7:57 p.m. report of two men in long coats “acting suspicious and taking things off the shelves” at the Walgreens at 229 Andover St. Police advised both men to leave.

Police responded to a 10:29 p.m. report that two sisters at 4 Balgreen Drive were arguing about a lawnmower part. “Reporting party called back and stated she no longer required police assistance, her sister returned the part to her.”


An elderly woman was transported to the Lahey Clinic after she was found wandering at Lynnfield and Bartholomew streets, according to a 4:33 a.m. report.

Police responded to a 5:02 a.m. report of a disturbance at 5 McIntire Court.

Charles Tate, 42, of 5 McIntire Court, Peabody, was arrested on a charge of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony.

A 46-year-old man was transported to Mass. General with unknown injuries after a vehicle struck a telephone pole on Lowell Street. The report came in at 8:26 p.m. A MedFlight was initially called but later cancelled because it would have taken too long to arrive. The man was extricated from the vehicle by the Fire Department.



A 9:15 p.m. report of a person next to a vehicle with his pants around his ankles brought police to 230 Elliott St., where they determined a man with “severe medical issues with his liver and bladder” had suffered “an uncontrollable need to urinate.”



Police received a 6:46 p.m. report that a person had been punched in the face at the Extended Stay Inn.

A fight involving up to 18 people at the Danversport Yacht Club was reported at 8:41 p.m., but an officer said police arrived on scene to find the group had already dispersed.

After receiving a 10:09 p.m. report of a man with a gun at the Days Inn at 152 Endicott St., police arrested JustinGrondin, 25, of an unknown address, on charges of larceny from a building and disturbing the peace. Lt. Carole Germano said Grondin took a BB gun and a mask out of somebody else’s room and was seen “running around” the Days Inn with the mask on and the gun in his hand.


A window was broken on a motor vehicle on Andover Street, according to an 11:26 a.m. report.

A 1:29 p.m. report of shoplifting brought police to Kohl’s, where they arrested Lyn Brunell, 43, of 14 Chapel St., Somerville, on a charge of larceny over $250.

Police received a 3:48 p.m. report of shoplifting at Walmart.

Paul Merrill, 51, of 38 Harrison St., Haverhill, was arrested on charges of shoplifting and shoplifting over $100.



Police received a 4:53 p.m. report that the gazebo at Leslie’s Retreat Dog Park had been damaged. An officer determined that a bench was missing from the area, along with “fifteen rails” on the gazebo.

A 7:22 p.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 98 North St., where they determined a father and daughter were arguing after the father took the daughter’s cell phone away “because she would not answer it when he called.” Police responded to the Lifebridge Shelter at 56 Margin St. after a 7:23 p.m. report of an assault and arrested Christopher Thomas, 25, of 79 Boston St., Salem, on a charge of assault and battery by dangerous weapon.

A 9:28 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 286 Washington St. resulted in the arrest of Colleen Keenan, 54, of 286 Washington St., Salem, on a charge of assault and battery by dangerous weapon.

Police responded to a 9:41 p.m. report that a man had been assaulted at Argie’s Liquors and subsequently arrested TyroneEllison, 33, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The Fire Department extricated a 26-year-old man from his vehicle following a two-car crash at 214 Jefferson Ave. which was initially reported at 10:04 p.m. The man was transported to North Shore Medical Center with unknown injuries.


Police responded to a 1:33 a.m. report of a man sleeping inside a vehicle at 38 Salem St. JesseCunha, 22, of 23 Mertel St., Stoneham, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a class B substance, illegal possession of a class C substance and two counts of illegal possession of a class E substance.

A 1:41 a.m. report of an assault brought police to 116 Lafayette St., where they arrested Tina White, 46, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, on a charge of aggravated assault and battery.

A woman was arrested after a 2:10 a.m. report of a person not moving inside a vehicle at 52 Jefferson Ave.

Shariany Soto, 19, of 38 Salem St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of transporting liquor as a minor and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

A pedestrian in his late 30s was struck by a motor vehicle on North Street across from Engine 2, according to a 4:20 p.m. report. The man was transported to North Shore Medical Center with leg and head injuries.



Police are investigating a report at about 3 p.m. that a white man in his 50s tried to call a child over to his pickup truck on Salem Street, according to Sgt. Tim Cassidy. The man was described as having white hair and a small green pickup truck with two doors. The boy ran home and alerted his parents.