, Salem, MA

September 12, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A 2:21 p.m. report that a man was “banging items in his car” brought police to 101 Foster St. “Male party was checked out by Atlantic Ambulance and transported to Salem Hospital for evaluation,” an officer wrote later.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Lowell and Summit streets at 3:19 p.m. and cited a motorcyclist for operating without a helmet. “The bike will be left on the side of the roadway until he returns with a helmet,” wrote police.

A 3:26 p.m. report that a man was “cutting up a box in the parking lot in an aggressive manner” brought police to an Esquire Circle address. “Officers checked the area and located the chopped up boxes, but was unable to locate the party in question,” wrote police.

A pregnant woman was transported to Union hospital in Lynn after a 6:01 p.m. report that she had fallen at an Amanda Way address.

A woman reported at 6:26 p.m. that another woman had videotaped her family on Ruth Avenue, so she got into her vehicle and “cornered” the woman at an intersection. Police determined that the woman in question was actually a property inspector: “House is being foreclosed and party is taking photos of the house,” an officer wrote.

A possibly intoxicated man phoned the police station at least six times in under five minutes to request warrant information regarding another man. “He was told repeatedly that this information would not be released to him,” wrote police. The man then called back and spoke to a lieutenant, who told him the same thing. Then he called the dispatcher and said he’d be reporting the lieutenant to the mayor.

A 10 p.m. report of a fight on Holten Street resulted in the arrest of Matthew Guy, 24, of 5 Pleasant St., Apt. 2, Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Firefighters forced entry to a Crane Brook Way woman’s apartment after somebody heard her yelling for help, according to a 10:11 p.m. log item. The woman was subsequently transported to Lahey Medical Center.


A vehicle had struck the building at 49 Warren St., according to a 9:59 a.m. report. There were no injuries and a message was left for the building inspector.

A student at the Veterans Memorial High School was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital after a 1:09 p.m. report that he or she had passed out.



An Overlook Road woman reported at 1:08 p.m. that she had returned home to find that her door was unlocked, and that she thought she had locked it before she left. “She is now sitting in her red Honda eating her salad thinking about burglars,” wrote police. An officer walked through the house with her and determined everything was OK.

Police received a report of a “speeding car and operator made bad gestures” on Foster Street at 3:15 p.m.

A Lafayette Street woman reported at 3:34 p.m. that she had received a phone call from a “foreign-sounding male” who said she had “won millions in a drawing and all she had to do was give a driver a check for $200 when he comes at 5 p.m. to deliver the check.” Police wrote: “Caller knew it was a scam and just wanted us to be aware.”

A man on Washington Street reported at 4:57 p.m. that he had noticed a vehicle running in the area when he left for work at 7 a.m. and “it is in the same spot now and still running.” An officer wrote later: “Owner has been in and out all day and shut the car off. All clear.”

Police were unable to locate a man in a purple shirt who was reported to be bleeding after a fall he sustained at the bus stop at Humphrey and West streets at 6:17 p.m.

Somebody walking a dog at Humphrey and West streets found an ax on the sidewalk, according to a 10:20 p.m. report.


Police received a 4:01 a.m. report that a man had seen three people with a dog walking by a bank on Pleasant Street. “One yelled ‘stop’ at him,” wrote police. “He did not and called police.” And officer determined later that the group of people were “only looking for directions.”



Police received a 2:30 p.m. report of a suspicious man with a trash bag and wearing a dress shirt in the area of Greenwood Avenue and Humphrey Street.


Police received a report shortly before 8:30 p.m. that a 16-year-old girl had been followed and assaulted — possibly sexually — by a man driving a “dirty-looking” four-door older-model white Honda Civic near the Clarke Elementary School on Middlesex Avenue. The male was additionally described in a be-on-the-lookout alert as being in his 30s, 5-foot-8 or 5-foot-9, with a thin chinstrap beard. Two males were also reportedly in the back seat of the vehicle, which was last seen heading toward Vinnin Square on Paradise Road.



A Warren Street woman reported at 7:37 p.m. that she had heard her neighbor yell inside her home “I am going to get them, I am going to get them, they’re in the yard” while she was working on her garden.

An 8:30 p.m. request for a well-being check on an intoxicated man brought police to 2 Margin St. Leslie Ferreira, 31, homeless, was arrested on charges of two counts of illegal possession of a class E substance. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

Police received a 9:09 p.m. report that a $1,600 window had been broken overnight at Salem Grill and Chicken, 105 Lafayette St.

Police responded to 142 Canal St. after a 10:14 p.m. report that a band was playing and spoke with a man who was “already in process of breaking down the band equipment.” Police wrote: “He was advised of the noise complaint and advised to end practice earlier in the future.”

A female reported at 11:41 p.m. that she had been harassed by a male at the White Dove Market on Loring Avenue. “She stated she and her friends were attempting to enter the store and an unidentified employee...held the doors closed.” The female told police the male made an inappropriate hand gesture, opened the door as she walked away and “whistled and yelled at her.” An officer spoke to the male, who said he actually made a different hand gesture to signify the store was closed. The male said the female had then become upset and “flipped him the middle finger,” and that, as she walked away, he opened the door and yelled, “Go away!” The female was advised that a report would be on file should she choose to “pursue charges at Salem District Court.”


A Green Street woman reported at 12:04 a.m. that her ex-boyfriend had banged on her front door and windows. The woman also told police that the man “did leave a pair of sunglasses in her mailbox and that she did not want them.” Police took the sunglasses, advised her about her rights to a restraining order and told her to contact the police for further assistance should she need it.

A 6:07 a.m. report of a suspicious person brought police to the Harbor Walk behind the Beverly Cooperative Bank, where they found a man “feeding a large flock of ducks.” Police wrote: “He was advised to stop feeding the ducks because it was also attracting rats.” The man said he had been feeding the ducks since February, when they were ducklings, and that the request saddened him because he had grown “to have a relationship with them.” Nevertheless, “he said he would stop and understood that it was a public health issue,” police wrote.

Police received an 8:57 a.m. report that a $4,000 transmitter used to located underground telephone lines had been stolen after a subcontractor had placed it on the ground at Lafayette Place and Lafayette Street. The transmitter was described as an orange box, and it was in a yellow duffel bag at the time of the theft, he said.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Sylvan Street at 11:15 p.m. and arrested Andre Walker, 23, of 170 Lynn St., Peabody, on charges of forgery or misuse of a Registry of Motor Vehicles document, registration suspended or revoked, no liability policy and no inspection sticker.


Police received an 11:18 a.m. report that a motorcycle had been stolen from Kirkbride Drive.



Police received a 6:53 p.m. report that hunters were shooting ducks from a boat off West Street. “Beverly Harbormaster was able to speak with the vessel in question as it was entering Manchester Harbor,” an officer wrote later.

Police conducted radar enforcement on a portion of Boyles Street where the speed limit was 20 mph, according to an 11:46 a.m. log item. The enforcement resulted in officers stopping nine motorists, two of whom received citations.

A 3:22 p.m. report of suspicious activity brought police to 276 Rantoul St. Richard E. Lewis, 53, of 278 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, trespassing and accosting or annoying a person of the opposite sex. Police declined to provide further information last night.