, Salem, MA

February 12, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A woman reported at 10:43 a.m. that a woman in a “giant SUV” nearly struck her child as the two crossed Atlantic Avenue near Commercial Street. The female driver then gave the mother and child the finger and followed them into the nearby CVS, where she made a “huge scene,” wrote police. The “really terrifying” woman was described as being blonde and having “tons of makeup on and fancy clothes.”

A Winthrop Avenue woman reported at 11:04 a.m. that her husband had found a small bag of marijuana in their driveway.

Police received a 12:51 p.m. report that a Birch Street woman had found food items in her yard. “She said it is evidence of someone being in her yard which is gated and she would like to see an officer regarding same,” wrote police. An officer reported later: “Raccoon left the food items.”

Waves knocked down a fence and left debris in the roadway on Phillips Street, according to a 10:51 p.m. report, but an officer was unable to locate the damage.

Police responded to a 10:53 p.m. report of snowmobiles “cruising” on Sewall Street, but were unable to locate them.


An Evans Road woman reported at 12:27 a.m. that her possibly intoxicated neighbor was “banging on the walls” and “horsing around with the dog.”

A Wallace Road woman called police at 11:14 a.m. to complain about the “ridiculous job” the town had done with plowing on her road. “She was displeased and complained about my lack of empathy,” wrote an officer. “I explained that all residents are in the same situation with a lot of snow.”

Police received a 9:13 p.m. report that a man in white ski jacket and a baby blue sweatshirt was “outside in the snow ranting and raving” on State Street.


Police contacted the DPW after receiving a 9:48 a.m. report that a stop sign was missing at Orchard and Phillips streets.

A man was hospitalized after he collapsed while shoveling his driveway on Ocean Avenue, according to a 10:27 a.m. report.

A Lindbergh Road caller reported at 7:23 p.m. that she was unable to get her car off the street because her door handle had broken off and the other door was frozen shut.



A juvenile was transported to Beverly Hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury while sledding near 60 Northend St., according to a 4:27 p.m. report.

Police received an 8:08 p.m. report of a motorcycle rider without a helmet at 3 Nancy Ave., but were unable to locate the individual.

A man on Oakleaf Way reported at 9:33 p.m. that his girlfriend had tried to hit him with a glass candle and then “tried to pick up a kitchen knife.” An officer determined it was only a verbal argument.


A Florence Road called reported at 1:33 p.m. that his 15-year-old son kept hitting his 10-year-old son. An officer spoke to everybody involved and said “there should be no more issues.”



Police and the Fire Department responded to 95 Margin St. for a 5:09 p.m. report of a smell of smoke in the building. Personnel were subsequently informed that the MBTA was cleaning in a nearby tunnel.

A man reported finding the handle of a handgun while he walked along the shoreline looking for sea glass near 155 Derby St., according to a 5:14 p.m. report. An officer brought the item to the police station.


Police received an 8:57 a.m. report of counterfeit $20 and $100 bills from a caller at 146 Boston St.

Police conducted a well-being check on a Langdon Street woman after her daughter reported to her therapist that she had made threats “to burn her house down,” according to a 12:41 p.m. report.

Police received a report at just after 7 p.m. that a Lafayette Street woman was trapped inside her car after it had become wedged between snowbanks in her driveway, according to radio reports. The woman later got out via a window.



A 7:50 p.m. report of kids throwing snowballs brought an officer to 34 Pickering St., but a search of the area didn’t yield anything suspicious.

An 8:31 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 4 Barker St. resulted in the arrest of Cory Cecilio, 25, of the same address, on charges of two counts of domestic assault and battery and possession of a class B drug.

A 46-year-old Stoneham woman was taken into protective custody after an 11:44 p.m. report of a female possibly “on something” at Buffalo Wild Wings, 100 Independence Way.


Police received a 7:53 a.m. report of a finger amputation at the Diluigi sausage plant at 41 Popes Lane.



Officers responded to 37 Story Ave. after a 10:47 a.m. report of “shovel rage.”

Somebody on Orchard Street severed their finger in a snowblower, according to a 12:04 p.m. report. A man there was subsequently transported to Beverly Hospital.


A motor vehicle at 87 Kernwood Ave. had been egged, according to an 8:44 a.m. report.

A railroad crossing gate was stuck down at Dodge and Enon streets, according to a 7:01 p.m. report.

A 10:33 p.m. report of a fire brought police and the Fire Department to 20 Sohier Road, where they determined a man had been placing a tray with burning charcoal on the sidewalk in order to melt the ice. “He states he did not have Ice Melt,” wrote police. The man was advised to extinguish the blaze. Police and firefighters returned to this address after an 11:16 p.m. report of a smell of smoke in the building and determined that it was residual smoke from the earlier incident — and that the same man who was involved now smelled strongly of marijuana. He subsequently admitted to smoking “some marijuana.” An officer wrote: “He showed me the ashes and stated he had no more.” An officer advised the man regarding fines for marijuana. One patrol car and all three Beverly fire engines were tied up for 20 minutes during the incident, according to police.


A 1:33 a.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 58 Cabot St. resulted in the arrest of Anthony Geyer, 21, of Broadway St., Haverhill, on charges of assault and battery and a violation of the city’s knife ordinance.