, Salem, MA

February 13, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


Police responded to a Blaine Avenue address after a 6:53 a.m. report that a father was being beat up by his son.

An 8:53 p.m. report of a possible trash fire brought police and the Fire Department to 9 Park St., where they determined that there was no basis for the call.


Police received a 9:53 a.m. report that a Cabot Street man was robbed twice — once at gunpoint, once with a knife — while making ATM withdrawals during his vacation in the Dominican Republic. He reported losing a total of $527.83 in the robberies, according to Officer Dave Costa.

A Thoreau Circle caller reported hearing several gunshots at 11:19 a.m., but police didn’t report finding anything suspicious.

A 2:31 p.m. report that a man was chasing a woman brought officers to 77 Herrick St., but they didn’t report finding anything out of the ordinary.



An anonymous caller reported a man shoveling snow into the roadway at Sewall and Jersey streets at 9:12 a.m.

Police moved along “kids with snowballs” at Leggs Hill Road and Riverside Drive at 12:47 p.m.


A Chevrolet Silverado was stuck in a snowbank and blocking traffic on Pleasant Street, according to a 7:19 a.m. report.



A caller reported an elderly man “running with his hands in the air” near the bus stop at 4 Essex Center Drive at 2:59 p.m. Police were unable to locate him.

Police responded to 28 Veterans Memorial Drive after a 5:22 p.m. report that four youths were throwing snowballs at a woman’s property from a nearby snowbank. “Removed youths from property,” police wrote, “all in order.”


A 1:01 a.m. report of a “loud party” brought police to 10 Overlook Trail, where they determined the disturbance was from “a small group of males getting haircuts.” An officer wrote: “They will quiet down.”

A Hillside Avenue man reported at 12:30 p.m. that he had been chased into his residence by a loose dog. An officer was unable to locate the animal.

A 12:33 p.m. report that people were throwing snowballs at passing vehicles brought an officer to Main and Holten streets. “The officer checked the area and stated that there was no one around,” police wrote.

A sinkhole was reported at Kosciusko and Lowell streets at 12:46 p.m. Police contacted the DPW.

Police received a 1:11 p.m. report of a shovel in the high-speed lane on Route 128 south just before the exit for the Liberty Tree Mall.



A 4:39 p.m. report of a disturbance brought police to the Department of Transitional Assistance at 35 Congress St. Police will summons a 19-year-old man on a charge of assault and battery after they determined that he grabbed a woman’s leg while she was holding her baby. Lt. Scott Englehardt said the man had mental health issues and didn’t know the woman. She was not injured during the incident.


Police conducted a traffic stop on Lafayette Street at 1:45 a.m. and arrested Abimael Sanchez, 22, of 35 Palmer St., Salem, on charges of operating a motor vehicle without a license and having no inspection sticker.

At 5:27, an officer at Salem State University arrested Jacqueline Toomey, 18, of 7 Pratt Drive, Norton, on a charge of domestic assault and battery. According to the log, Toomey “engaged in a physical altercation with one of her roommates.”

The glass front door of Giovanni’s Pizza, 44 Jefferson Ave., was smashed at some point overnight, according to an 8:05 a.m. report.

Police received a 9:41 a.m. report of a scam from a Shore Avenue woman who said a man she met on had persuaded her to send a series of MoneyGrams before his trip to London “to purchase diamonds.” The money amounts were for $979, $650 and $1,000. The woman reported that on Feb. 6, the man sent her an Edible Arrangement, but when she called the company to ask where it was purchased from, they said Lincoln, Neb. The man had said he lived in Boston.

At 3:23 p.m., an officer at 19 Rainbow Terrace arrested Dana Coogan, 31, of 80 Clarendon Ave., Lynn, on charges of assault and battery by dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property over $250. The charges stemmed from an incident in Lynn.



Police responded to a 6:39 p.m. report of disturbance at 125 Redington St. and determined that “mom came home and yelled at kids for messy house.”



A vehicle spun out at Maple and Newbury streets, according to a 10:47 a.m. report. No injuries were reported.

A wallet was reported stolen from a vehicle at 7 Rowell Road at 3:35 p.m.