, Salem, MA

January 19, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Smith Street woman reported at 3:26 p.m. that she had returned home from picking up her kids at school to find that somebody had entered her apartment. “On her return, she found M&M’s on the floor and some of them were smashed,” police wrote. “She said she has since cleaned them up but she is mad that someone entered her apartment.”



Police responded to a 3:26 p.m. report that two youths were fighting in the parking lot at 411 Cabot St. “Both boys separated on their own prior to arrival,” wrote police. “Both refused medical attention.”

An 11:06 p.m. report of a drunk man singing in the street brought officers to 6 Chestnut St., where they advised him to quiet down for the evening.



An officer disposed of syringes that were found at Marrs Park at 4:13 p.m.

A Bresnahan Street woman reported at 4:20 p.m. that her home had been entered without her permission, but an officer said there was “no evidence to support the claim.”

Police received a 5:45 p.m. report from a man who said he had fought off five men who were trying to abduct a woman at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 120 Newbury St. The man said that none of the involved parties were still on scene and that the altercation had occurred an hour before. An officer said he didn’t find the report credible.

A man in a tan coat was yelling at somebody in a silver pickup truck at Rizzo’s Roast Beef, according to an 11:11 p.m. report. Officers were unable to locate them.


The Fire Department responded to a 10:38 a.m. report of a smell of smoke at the Newbury Street Inn and determined it was from a towel smoldering on a hot plate.

A detail officer at 97 Washington St. reported at 11:12 a.m. that he had seen a truck strike a tree and then drive off.

A motorist was given a verbal warning for failing to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle after a traffic stop at Lowell and Forest streets at 11:29 a.m.

A Lowell Street caller complained that an injured deer was coming into his yard and eating his shrubs, according to a 1:56 p.m. log item. “I advised him to call Mass. Wildlife for further instruction on how to make his yard less attractive to the animal,” wrote an officer.



Police and the Fire Department responded to a 7:20 p.m. report of a fire on the first floor of 101 Mason St. “Food on stove,” wrote police.

A Harbor Street woman reported at 7:59 p.m. that a box delivered to her by UPS was subsequently “ripped open” and “the items inside had been taken.” The stolen items included clothing she had ordered online.

A 10:21 p.m. report of a fight in the roadway brought police to 1000 Loring Ave., where they determined two people were engaged in an argument “that began in Lynn on an MBTA bus.”


Police received a 12:28 a.m. report of a suspicious vehicle at 401 Essex St. and subsequently determined that a man had pulled over “to read a paper.”

A man flagged down police at 50 Fort Ave. at 12:40 a.m. and told an officer that a man driving a dark sedan had asked him if he “desired oral sex.” When the man “declined with a few choice words,” the vehicle drove off on Fort Avenue toward Webb Street. Police checked the area but were unable to locate it.

A 7:52 a.m. report of smoke and flames coming out of a chimney brought police and the Fire Department to 9 Linden St. Firefighters determined it was a boiler issue. No damage was reported.

Police moved along two women after an 11:31 a.m. report that they were sleeping in a vehicle at 1 Lafayette St.

Jose Oliviera, 26, of 21 Salem St., Salem, was arrested at 12:08 p.m. at 13 Palmer St. on a charge of illegal possession of a class A substance.

A man on Federal Street told police at 2:41 p.m. that his ex-girlfriend had threatened to stab him with a knife “if he didn’t leave Salem” when he ran into her on his way to court to get a restraining order against her. The man said she showed him a knife as he made the statement. Police sought a warrant for the woman on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

Police responded to a 3:03 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Walgreens at 59 Boston St. and determined a woman had fled the store after she was confronted by the manager. Before fleeing, she had apparently handed over a bag with the stolen items in it — and police determined that the bag itself had possibly been stolen from Victoria’s Secret at the Northshore Mall on Wednesday.

The Fire Department responded to a report of a smoke at 24 Lee Fort Terrace at 3:23 p.m. and determined the haze had actually been caused by a humidifier.

Police conducted a traffic stop at 201 Washington St. at 3:53 p.m. and arrested Hollie Ann Innis, 45, of 11 Lyman St., Beverly, on a charge of illegal possession of a class B substance.



Police received a 7:14 p.m. report that North Face jackets had been stolen from Sports Authority at 100 Independence Way.


Suspicious door bell ringing was reported at 133 North St. at 10:01 a.m.

A 4:32 p.m. report of shoplifting at Walmart resulted in the arrest of Melissa Hoffses, 22, of 162 Wethersfield St., Rowley, on a charge of shoplifting.



Joey Chan, 21, of 115 Flint Farm Road, Middleton, was arrested at 4 Lake St. at 10:53 a.m. on charges of drunken driving, a red light violation and operating to endanger.