, Salem, MA

June 7, 2013


The Salem News

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Police received an 8:04 p.m. complaint from a woman who said workers were making noise on Sewall Street. “Someone is sanding and it is disturbing her,” wrote police. An officer determined the noise was actually from someone vacuuming their vehicle.

A Pond Street woman reported at 9:25 p.m. that somebody had turned on her hose “full tilt.” Police wrote: “She left the house around 5:30 and returned now to find the hose gushing.”

Police responded to a Sewall Street address after an 11:45 p.m. report of a loud party in a backyard. “They went inside for the night,” an officer wrote later.


Police received a 9:20 a.m. report of an incident between neighbors on Pierce Street. “Caller is a diabetic,” wrote police. “Last night, the crows got into her trash which she put out and there were needles which she uses for her diabetes in the street. Caller said a neighbor came over and was taking picture of the needles in the street and words were exchanged.”

An officer stopped to assist a person on Ralph Road “with what appeared to be a car on fire,” according to a 2:25 p.m. log item. The officer determined shortly thereafter, “Car is not on fire.”

A woman reported at 3:35 p.m. that a maroon pickup truck had just gone the wrong way down Front Street at “490 mph.” Police wrote: “Caller said there is going to be a terrible accident and someone would get killed.” Police didn’t report finding the vehicle.

Police received a 6:03 p.m. report that a woman in a tan sedan had run over a child’s beach ball on Ocean Avenue, popping it.



Police responded to Sunset Drive after a 3:38 p.m. complaint of dirt bikes and ATVs in the area. “Three parties advised that a return to the area for recreational vehicle play will result in their arrest for trespassing,” police wrote.

A Buttonwood Lane woman reported at 3:39 p.m. that a neighborhood skunk was “spraying too much” and she couldn’t sleep because of the odor.

Police received a 5:40 p.m. report of a missing 8-year-old on Beacon Street. The child was later located at the Witch Heights playground.

A grill fire at 6 Pequot Road was extinguished before emergency personnel arrived, according to a 7:43 p.m. report.

A Castle Circle caller reported a car had been racing up and down the street with no plates. “If he sees the vehicle operating he will call immediately so operation can be observed,” wrote an officer.

Police received a 9:36 p.m. report that somebody at 112 Lowell St. was throwing things out a window, but an officer found “no sign of any debris” at the address, according to the log.


An Aberdeen Avenue woman reported at 1:20 p.m. that her daughter was skipping school at her boyfriend’s house.

A $100 leaf blower was stolen from 20 Reo Road, according to a 1:38 p.m. report.



Police received a 9:26 a.m. report that a box of glass bottles had been smashed in the roadway at Paradise Road and Swampscott Avenue. Police later determined: “Just an empty box.”

A 1:37 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Marshalls on Paradise Road led to the arrest of Juan Santiago, 37, of 85 Western Ave., Lynn, on a charge of shoplifting.


Police responded to a 12:28 a.m. report of a gunshot near 491 Puritan Road, but determined the noise likely came from fireworks.



A 6:12 p.m. report that smoke was coming from a window brought police and the Fire Department to 8 William St., where they determined it was from food on a stove.

The Fire Department ventilated the building at 5 Heritage Drive after a 7:06 p.m. report of a grease fire.

A 9:24 p.m. report that a man was in some bushes brought police to 211 Washington St., where they took him into protective custody after determining he was intoxicated.


Police were unable to locate anything suspicious after responding to a 1:52 a.m. report of screaming and a possible fight at 9 North St.

An officer conducted a traffic stop at Bridge and Flint streets at 7:03 a.m. and arrested Elmer Vicente, 26, of 130 Newbury St., Peabody, on a charge of operating without a license and a red light or stop sign violation.

At 7:50 a.m., an officer at the Walmart on Highland Avenue arrested Sasha Santana, 24, of 80 Sagamore St., Lynn, on a charge of shoplifting. She was also wanted on a warrant out of Lynn, according to the log.

Police responded to a 9:09 a.m. report that a suspicious man was knocking on doors on Irving Street and determined his boss had asked him to “go around the block and ask people if they needed their driveway paved.” Police wrote: “He was advised to stop and go back to work.”

A High Street woman reported at 9:20 p.m. that her jewelry had been stolen on May 24 after her son had some female friends over to the residence.

Police responded to an 11:34 a.m. report that somebody was sleeping on a mattress on the commons and found a woman sleeping on a couch cushion. She subsequently left the area.

Somebody found six men’s watches in a shopping cart in the parking lot of 10 Jefferson Ave., according to a 12:52 p.m. log item.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Jefferson Avenue at 3:15 p.m. and arrested Lillian Lammy, 26, of 70 Beach Ave., Swampscott, on charges of operating with a suspended license and having no inspection sticker.



Police received a 5:13 p.m. report of an open manhole at Centre and Hobart streets, but an officer was unable to locate it.

A 5:54 p.m. report of an accident with personal injury brought police to Andover Street, but they were unable to locate it.

A bat was in the house at 27 Brookside Ave., according to an 11:26 p.m. report.


Police received a 2:32 p.m. report that two foster children at 17 Green St. were being disobedient.



A 1:26 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 6 Home St. resulted in the arrest of Adam Marcus Jordan, 22, of 599 Cabot St., Beverly, on charges of attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, witness intimidation, two counts of destruction of property and threatening to commit a crime. An officer said Jordan is accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend during a dispute, hence the attempted murder charge.

Police received a 9:42 p.m. report that a man tried to open a woman’s car door with her inside at the Dane Street Beach. “He was unsuccessful and she left right away,” wrote police. An officer was unable to locate the man.

Security at Montserrat College reported at 9:43 p.m. that a student had seen a peeping Tom look into a window. Police were unable to locate the man.

Police received a 9:55 p.m. report that two bicyclists were arguing at 69 Federal St. “No argument,” an officer wrote later. “Sent on their way.”


A 1:29 a.m. report of fireworks brought police to the area of Liberty and Newbury streets, but they were unable to locate anything suspicious.

Police fielded a 5:18 p.m. report that a finger had been amputated on Essex Street.