, Salem, MA

March 14, 2013


The Salem News

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A woman was transported to Salem Hospital with neck and back injuries after police and the Fire Department responded to a 4:05 p.m. report of an accident at Jefferson Avenue and Read Street. Police determined that the accident occurred when a 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Adam Darmody of Salem began to take a right onto Jefferson Avenue and struck a 2001 Ford Focus driven by Jill Savage of Peabody that had been traveling outbound. Darmody was issued a citation for failure to yield, Savage was hospitalized and both vehicles were towed.

An officer responded to a 5:02 p.m. report of a possibly sick skunk on Calumet Street. “Animal went back into the woods,” police wrote.

A 5:15 p.m. report of a fight brought police to Market Basket at 227 Highland Ave., where they determined “various insults were exchanged” between two women but that it had only been a verbal dispute.

Police took a man into protective custody after a 5:42 p.m. report that a drunken man was refusing to leave the central fire headquarters at 48 Lafayette St.

Police received an 8:07 p.m. report that a loose pit bull had bitten a man on his shin at 4 First St. An officer encountered the animal, and it began growling at him; the officer advised the animal’s owner that it needed to be leashed at all times, according to the log.

A 9:13 p.m. report of an undesirable at 17 Barton St. resulted in the arrest of Albert Figueroa, 49, of 33 East Road, Atkinson, N.H., on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Police received a 2 p.m. report that loud music was coming from boats docked at Pickering Wharf.



Police responded to a 3:47 p.m. report of shoplifting at J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall and arrested Nashaly Santana, 19, of 30 Caldwell Crescent, Lynn, and Elsa Hernendez, 17, of 12 Pope St., Apt. 109, Lynn, each on a charge of shoplifting.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 7:13 p.m. report of a transformer on fire at St. Ann’s Avenue and Griffin Road.

An Avalon Drive man reported at 11:42 p.m. that somebody had opened a credit card with his information.


A 2:45 a.m. report of an unwanted person in the backyard of 11 Tanners Court resulted in the arrest of Daniel Luz, 35, of 211 Lynn St., Peabody, on a charge of trespassing. Luz had agreed to leave the location earlier in the night, according to the log.

A Northfield Road man reported at 9:24 p.m. that two UPS packages had been stolen from his front porch after they were delivered.

Police received a 1:59 p.m. report that a deer ran into the side of a van at the YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St.



Police received a 2:04 a.m. report of loud neighbors near 42 Beckford St., but an officer determined upon arrival at the address that the “apartment was in darkness and there was no answer at the door.”

Shoplifters fled a store at 19 Dodge St., according to a 5:41 p.m. report. Police didn’t report finding them.



A wallet was found at the Peabody Institute Library at 15 Sylvan St., according to a 1:12 p.m. log item.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Maple and Newbury streets at 3:45 p.m. and arrested a 32-year-old man on warrants.



A Devereux Street man reported at 8:17 a.m. that a $1,000 Cartier watch had been stolen from an eyeglass case in his unlocked car. “Watch was in the eyeglass case as he was taking it to have the battery replaced,” police wrote. About $10 in quarters was taken from another car on Devereux Street, according to an 8:32 a.m. log item.

Police received a 9:10 a.m. report that shoes a woman had intended to return to the store were stolen from a vehicle on Buchanan Road.

A Humphrey Street woman reported at 9:16 a.m. that her daughter had seen a suspicious man in a black hooded sweatshirt outside the high school after a meeting there the night before. The daughter reported that she went back inside to wait for a group after seeing the man dart behind a pole. As she was walking out again, she saw the man “slink away,” according to the report.

A Rockaway Avenue woman reported at 3:46 p.m. that somebody had tried to steal the radio from her vehicle the night before.



A detective reported two suspicious people in a white van “checking neighborhood” at 4:18 p.m. Police didn’t report finding anything upon a search of the area.

Police received a 5:55 p.m. report that a black Dodge Charger had almost run somebody over at 450 Paradise Road. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

An individual was transported to Salem Hospital after a 9:43 p.m. report that somebody at 9 Boulder Way had been “drinking all day” and “took a lot of Suboxone.” Police wrote that it sounded like an older man was telling a younger man to “get rid of everything” in his room during the call, along with “the police will be here” and “get rid of it.”