, Salem, MA

September 17, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received an 11:28 p.m. report that there was a large group in front of a bar on Pleasant Street, but an officer was unable to locate anybody in the area.


A caller reported a loud party on Pleasant Street at 12:31 a.m. “Officers were there already and cleared the area,” wrote police. “Peace restored.”

A man reported at 6:21 a.m. that “poison fumes” were coming from 10 Jersey St. “He asked that there be no response and a log-in only,” wrote an officer. “He thinks that residence should be investigated.”

Police received a 7:29 a.m. report that a dark-colored car driven by a dark-haired man possibly in his 30s had twice circled a woman at a bus stop on Washington Street. “She was advised that an entry would be made and if the incident happens again to try and get a better description with possibly a plate,” wrote an officer.



Police responded to a 3:06 p.m. report that a group of people with a pit bull were “causing an issue” at Main Street Laundry, 122 Main St. An officer wrote later that “the parties will leave the dog outside of the business while they do laundry.”

A white male in a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt broke into a trailer at 259 Newbury St. through an unlocked rear door, according to a 5:57 p.m. report. “Doesn’t appear anything was taken at this time,” an officer wrote later. Police didn’t report finding the man.

Police received a 7:56 p.m. report that a 12-year-old boy “went out over an hour ago and has not returned home” to 128 Lowell St. Police subsequently determined that the son and his friend were at the Courthouse Pub and that an officer was “going to check if they are still there.” The youths returned to their homes later.

A woman on Avalon Drive reported at 8:22 p.m. that her 24-year-old daughter had stolen her rental car, a blue Hyundai Elantra.

An 11:06 p.m. report of “alarms sounding and a strange odor” brought police and the Fire Department to 50 Warren St. “Food on the stove in apartment 536,” an officer wrote later.


A male at 103 Central St. reported at 1:58 a.m. that a black male in a red shirt had pushed him to the ground. “He sustained an abrasion to his head, was checked by EMS and refused transport,” police wrote later. “An area check by 2 units was not fruitful.”



Police conducted a traffic stop at Maple and Newbury streets at 5:44 a.m. and subsequently arrested Kerry Crotty, 34, of 2124 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and possession of a class B drug.

Police received a 6:51 a.m. report that money had been stolen from a vending machine at the Motel 6 on Newbury Street.

Threats had been posted in the bathroom of the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, according to a 12:36 p.m. log item.



Officers were unable to locate the seven to eight kids who were reported to be being loud in the area of 16 Barlett St. at 8:23 p.m.

Police responded to a 9:17 p.m. report of a loud house party at 36 Bartlett St. and found 25 to 30 people boarding a party bus. “Neighbor advised that they are Endicott students, and late night noise is common,” wrote an officer.

Police were unable to find anything amiss after an 11:16 p.m. report that a laser was being shined into windows in the area of Lothrop and Dane streets.


Police received a 3:01 a.m. report that people were playing football near 488 Rantoul St. “All quiet on arrival,” an officer wrote later, “advised them no more football.”

An officer was unable to locate two youths who were reported to be in the intersection of East Lothrop and Bisson streets at 3:33 a.m.

A 3:07 p.m. report of “burnt identity documents” brought police to 17 Hull St. “Brought to station,” an officer wrote later. “Placed into evidence.”

Police responded to a 3:21 p.m. report that a white male was pulling on car door handles at Lothrop and Ocean streets. “Party pat-frisked,” wrote police later, “no items found on person other than wallet. Units clear.”

Police received an 8:10 p.m. report that a male had been assaulted at a bar on Rantoul Street.

An 11:51 p.m. report that a man was lying on the ground brought police to Livingstone Avenue. “Party moved along, was taking a nap,” an officer wrote later.



Police were unable to locate two “young people” who had gotten out of a “suspicious grey convertible” and were looking at a property on Currier Court at 12:34 p.m.