, Salem, MA

January 30, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 12:08 p.m. report that an elderly woman at the library on Pleasant Street would swing her cane each time her caretaker tried to get her to leave.

A Mercury Mountaineer slid into a guardrail at Spring and Sewall streets, according to a 4:52 p.m. report. Police said there was “minimal damage” and no injuries were reported.

A 7:30 p.m. report of a man “screaming and yelling” while he walked his dog brought an officer to Elm Street and Evans Road. “Denied making any statements and is in for the night,” police wrote later.



Police escorted two people off a train at Park Street for fare evasion and creating a disturbance at 2:43 p.m.

At 5:44 p.m., officers received a report that a woman’s son had dropped an envelope containing $1,393 at the post office, officer Dave Costa said in an email. A teller at the post office provided the name and address of a woman who may have picked up the envelope, but the woman wasn’t home when officers responded to her address. The woman who found the money later returned it to police, saying “she had planned to bring the money in but just had to run a couple errands first,” Costa said.


A youth punched a vehicle in a parking lot at 181 Elliott St., according to a 3:48 p.m. report.



Police conducted a traffic stop at 100 Summit St. at 2:50 p.m. and arrested Joel Aniceto Navarro, 28, of 26 W. Green St., Apt. 1, Lynn, on charges of giving an officer a false name and address, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and a vehicle lights violation.

A Goldberg Road woman reported at 4:14 p.m. that her son was trying to take a television out of the house “to sell against her wishes.” An officer reported later that they had resolved the issue.

Police received a 5:12 p.m. report that youths were throwing snowballs at a man’s residence at 5 Highland Terrace.

Police received multiple calls regarding an injured swan at Shaw’s Supermarket at the Northshore Mall around 5:30 p.m. The animal was transported to Borash Veterinary Clinic.

An Evans Road woman reported at 6:13 p.m. that she was being harassed by a former friend she met on Craigslist. “She related that this woman keeps texting her and calling her and leaving messages after their brief friendship ended,” police wrote. “Advised to stop responding to any contact at all.”

A Tracey Street apartment was broken into at some point over the past three weeks, according to an 8:35 p.m. report.

Police responded to a 9:01 p.m. report that an intoxicated man was refusing to leave the library, but they were unable to locate him.

Bank checks worth $3,000 were stolen from a Tracey Street apartment, according to an 11:45 p.m. report. “Officer reports no signs of forced entry,” police wrote.


Police responded to 46 Pine St. after an 12:11 a.m. report that a vehicle had struck a stone wall. The driver will be summonsed on charges of leaving the scene of property damage and speeding; her passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant. There were no injuries, and the vehicle was towed.

Scott Michael Chisholm, 30, of 191 Water St., Saugus, was arrested at 153 Newbury St. at 2:03 a.m. on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.

The passenger-side windows of three vehicles in a parking lot at 7 Centennial Drive were smashed, according to an 8:31 a.m. report.

A Highland Park woman reported at 9:24 a.m. that two youths had been ringing her doorbell.

Police received a 10:17 a.m. report that a man at 187 Lynn St. had found a live bat in an unoccupied part of the building.

A anonymous caller complained about a loose dog in the area of Caruso Court at 12:33 p.m. “Caller did not identify himself and claims to know where the dog lives,” police wrote.



Two people were taken to the hospital for evaluations after a Toyota struck the passenger-side door of a Saturn as it backed out of a space at Walmart, causing the door to hit them. No injuries were reported or citations issued.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 5:37 p.m. report of an odor of smoke at 12 First St. and determined that a dryer had overheated because it was overloaded.

A shoplifter fled the Congress Market with four bags of frozen shrimp, dropping one in the process, according to a 7:52 p.m. report.

A father and son at Walyos Variety at 20 Essex St. detained a 15-year-old shoplifter after seeing him steal two packs of cigarettes, according to a 9:29 p.m. report. The juvenile was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.


Officers responded to an 8:13 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 32 Perkins St. and arrested Brian McCoy, 31, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received a 10:02 a.m. report that a man had stolen two display laptops from Walmart by concealing them under his shirt. They were worth $726, according to the log.

A Congress Street woman turned in a fake $20 bill to police at 10:29 a.m.

A Federal Street man reported receiving voice and text messages at 11 a.m. saying “I’m going to kill you” from a woman he knew.

At 12:59 p.m., an officer at 95 Margin St. arrested Eric Barbeau, 28, of 19 Beacon St., Salem, on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and larceny of property over $250. The arrest was the result of an investigation into a break-in on Conners Road, according to the log.

A Surrey Road woman reported at 3:29 p.m. that a man who had come to her residence claiming to be from National Grid said she was currently “in default” and that if she paid 50 percent of her bill in cash, he would take her off the default list. The woman refused, saying she was going to call National Grid. The man left the area, and police were unable to locate him.



Video games were reported stolen from Best Buy at 10:38 a.m.


Police responded to a 2:05 p.m. report of an accident at 80 High St. and arrested Lyle Bundy, 58, of 3 Haskell Ave., Beverly, on charges of drunken driving and failure to use care in starting, stopping, turning or backing. An officer said there were no injuries.