, Salem, MA

August 28, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 8:07 a.m. report that a woman’s car on Ruby Avenue had been “ransacked” overnight and a GPS and chargers stolen from it.

A man reported at 9:46 p.m. that his vehicle had been broken into on Roosevelt Avenue at some point overnight. “Nothing was missing but some change,” wrote an officer.

Police were unable to locate a short man with a dollar bill tattooed on the back of his neck who was reported to have tried to pass a false check somewhere on Pleasant Street at 3:19 p.m.

Police received a 6:26 p.m. report that a man was playing music on his roof on Central Street.

Police responded to a 10:18 p.m. report that an alarm was sounding at a business on Atlantic Avenue and determined a woman had been inside shopping when the “lights went out.” The woman told police that she had “crawled” toward the front of the store, put her items on the counter and made her way outside to call the police. She was “concerned that they would lock up and leave without checking [the] store and stated that she was scared and embarrassed,” wrote police.



A Penny Lane man reported at 2:53 p.m. that somebody had cashed a money order he’d sent to his brother in Pennsylvania.

Police received a 3:35 p.m. report that a car was on fire near 161 Main St. The vehicle was subsequently towed; it was unclear from the log whether there actually was a fire.

A juvenile was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital after a 6:51 p.m. report that he’d possibly broken his arm while playing football at Higgins Field.

A 7:04 p.m. report of a mother-son domestic dispute at 45 Washington St., Apt. 4, resulted in the arrest of Angel Rodriquez, 22, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A woman reported at 9:49 p.m. that an employee of the 7-Eleven at 79 Lowell St. had stolen her debit card. Police wrote later: “Officer reported that the debit card was located outside of reporting party’s vehicle.”

Police responded to a 10:50 p.m. report of an “explosion or gun shots” near 44 Wheatland St. “Officers checked area and found nothing,” wrote police.


Police received a 2:17 a.m. report that a vehicle at 286 Newbury St. had been damaged. An officer wrote later: “There was no damage to the vehicle. A license plate bolt was removed from the vehicle. They believe they know who it is.”

A 7:35 a.m. report that a man was passed out in a green Saab brought police to the area of 19 Central St. “Party had pulled over to rest after working the night shift,” an officer wrote later.

A Fulton Street man complained that an opossum was “trying to get at his rabbits,” according to a 9:18 item. An officer wrote: “I advised caller he would have to hire an exterminator if he did not want to get rid of it himself.”

Police received an 11:01 a.m. report that a heavyset man was revving the engine of a motorcycle at the Whispering Meadows mobile home park. An officer located the bike but reported that several people in the area denied having operated it.

Police responded to an 11:07 a.m. report that a female appeared to be sleeping inside a vehicle in the parking lot of McCarthy school on Lake Street. Subsequently arrested was Christine Varone, 34, of 63 Central St., Saugus, on a charge of drunken driving, second offense.

Police conducted a traffic stop on County Street at 11:14 a.m. and subsequently arrested Adam D. Cook, 26, of 28 Veterans Memorial Drive, Peabody, on a charge of operating after license revocation and a motor vehicle brakes violation.

A Lynn Street woman reported at 12:32 p.m. she could hear “yelling” and “glass breaking” at a neighbor’s residence. An officer wrote later: “Verbal argument between siblings.”

Police responded to a 1:48 p.m. report that a male had carried a golf club into the D & R Market on Foster Street. An officer “sent him on his way,” according to the log.



Police received a 7:53 p.m. report that children had been left in a car at Wal-Mart on Brooksby Village Drive, but an officer was unable to locate them.



A 9:51 p.m. report of an assault at 45 Baker Ave. resulted in the arrest of Cameron Stewart Regan, 21, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police were unable to locate a loud group that was reported to be in the parking lot at 401 Manor Road at 11:16 p.m.


Officers responded to Hale and Dane streets after a 1:15 a.m. report that an intoxicated person was riding a bicycle with a golf club and determined that the male had actually crashed into a parked vehicle, “causing the windshield to crack.” Police were going to notify the vehicle’s owner later in the morning; it was unclear from the log if a golf club was actually involved.

Officers were unable to locate a group of people who were reported to be arguing in the street at Rantoul and Fayette streets at 1:19 a.m.

Police were unable to locate a male who “looks in need of help” at Exit 20B on Route 128 at 12:31 p.m.

A 5:12 p.m. report that a male was walking in the breakdown lane brought police to Exit 18 of Route 128, where they determined he was “trying to get to Maine to find work as a commercial fisherman.” An officer dropped him off in Gloucester.



A 6:01 p.m. report of a loud argument brought police to 14 Heritage Drive, where they determined a man had been trying to wake up his hard-of-hearing father.


An officer discovered that somebody had apparently “shrink-wrapped” the gazebo at the playground on Collins Street, according to a 12:37 a.m. log item. Police wrote: “No apparent damage to the structure. Dispatch to notify DPW for a.m. cleanup.”

A woman reported at 11:28 a.m. that somebody had broken into her vehicle on Federal Street and stolen a suitcase containing clothing and a laptop.

A 12:43 a.m. report of wild animals near a house brought police to a vacant property on Jackson Street, where they spoke to a neighbor who said she’d seen “all manner of wild animals” in the area and believed “they are using the home/land next door as [a] habitat.” The woman said that her son had recently been confronted by a “large unknown animal” in their backyard, that a rat had died in her dryer vent and that her home “smells of skunk all the time.” Another neighbor said raccoons were living in the vacant building’s roof and that woodchucks were living beneath it; she also said that a turkey had “damaged the fence” owned by the first neighbor. The first woman also said that “she and her family have been unable to enjoy their backyard all summer.” An officer tried to contact the company that managed the property but was informed that it no longer had a contract with Bank of America to do so.

Police received a 3:30 p.m. report that a Crowdis Street woman’s home health aide had apparently written at least one check to herself and forged the woman’s signature. In addition, $2,500 in jewelry was missing, as well as $1,500 in cash, the woman said.

A 3:58 p.m. report that somebody had a knife brought police to the High Street playground. “Upon arrival I observed a few youths in the playground,” an officer wrote. “I asked them to come over so I could speak with them. I asked them all if they had any weapons on them. They all stated no. Due to safety of other youths in the playground, I conducted a pat frisk for weapons and discovered a 3-inch knife in the pocket” of one boy. The officer confiscated the knife and contacted the youth’s mother.