Police

Salem

Monday

An officer went to the vicinity of 318 Essex St. at 5:58 p.m. to check the well-being of a woman walking down the street in her socks, talking to herself. The woman told the officer that her shoes were hurting her, so she took them off and put them in her bag. The reason for talking: she was praying out loud.

A complaint about barking dogs brought an officer to the vicinity of Ocean Avenue at 6:27 p.m. The officer spoke with the dogs’ owner, who said that no dogs were barking, at which time they resumed barking. The man was very defensive about his dogs and said he could not understand how this could be a bother to anyone at this time of day. Police will check with the city clerk on Tuesday to see if the dogs are registered for 2015.

David Matthew Anderson, 35, of 77 Verona St., Lynn, and Rosanna McKenzie, 44, of 38 Boston St., were arrested at 7:44 p.m. Anderson was charged with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute; possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute; possession of a Class C substance with intent to distribute; illegal possession of a Class B substance; and illegal possession of a Class E substance. McKenzie was charged with prostitution and with illegal possession of a Class A substance. 

Tuesday

Christopher Don Decker, 25, of 11 Gardner St., was arrested in the vicinity of 18 Washington Square at 1:41 a.m. after police responded to the Hawthorne Hotel on a report of a man attempting to take an item from a vehicle. Following a brief investigation, Decker was placed under arrest and will be charged with the following: Breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit larceny; resisting arrest; being a disorderly person.

Rubi Ramos, 23, of 34 Prince St., was arrested at 2:39 a.m. in the vicinity of Mary Jane Lee Park after she was identified as being sought in an earlier case. She was charged with the malicious destruction of property over $250.

A Scenic Avenue resident called police at 7:38 a.m. to report a dead rabbit in the street. The DPW was notified.

Police went to 51 Lafayette St. at 8:27 a.m. on a report that mail had been tampered with. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with two residents of the building who found two packages in the lobby that had been ripped open sometime overnight. It is unknown whether anything was missing from the packages.

Police were called to a Gallows Hill Road residence at 9:13 a.m. for a report of a break-in to a motor vehicle. A Garmin GPS and some miscellaneous change were stolen. There was no forced entry. It appears the car had been left unlocked.

A woman came into the police station at 10:51 a.m. with a small brown/white dog without a collar or tags. She said she found the dog running around on Lafayette Street, and when she picked it up, the dog bit her hand. She declined medical attention and said she will seek her own. The dog was taken into custody and the animal control officer notified.

An officer responded to the vicinity of North Street at 10:58 a.m. after a man fell off his bike. The man, who said he was not injured, was assisted by two police officers, one of whom was on detail in the area.

Police went to a Boston Street address at 12:04 p.m. on a report of an unknown problem. The landlady told the responding officer that a Comcast contractor had cut a line to one of her second-floor apartments, thus knocking out the service to a first-floor apartment. She was advised to contact Comcast as the line was more than likely a pirate line eliminated by the Comcast technician.

Police responded to the Target parking lot at 227 Highland Ave., at 12:14 p.m., on a report of a motor vehicle break-in. A woman told them she had left her handbag in the car when she went into Target. When she returned it was missing. She said she had inadvertently left the driver’s side rear window rolled down. Target told her they do not have security cameras covering that part of the parking lot.

Robert L. Arsenault Jr., 34, of 43 Boston St., was arrested at 1:38 p.m. in the vicinity of 43 Boston St., for allegedly masturbating in public. Two women, who were stopped in traffic, saw a large man in the doorway “glaring” at them while he scratched himself. Seconds later, the women said, he turned briefly toward the doorway, then turned back toward them, fondling his exposed penis. The women pulled into a nearby parking lot and called police. Arsenault was was transported to police headquarters and charged with open and gross lewdness.

Peabody

Monday

An officer responded to the vicinity of 8 Glenn Road at 2:04 p.m. on a call about suspicious activity. There she observed two men get out of a grey pickup parked nearby and walk onto the golf course. The officer said they were picking up golf balls. They were advised not to trespass in the area.

Police responded to a Walnut Street address at 4:09 p.m. to a report of money missing from a bank account. The officer will document and forward to the elder affairs officer to follow up. The officer believes it may be related to a phone scam in which more than $1,000 was taken from a bank account.

An officer responded at 5:39 p.m. to the vicinity of the Century House Restaurant at 235 Andover St. on the report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Route 114. An elderly woman fled the scene, up the Prospect Street hill. The officer located the woman and transported her to her residence in Salem. The vehicle was towed.

Kristen Herbert, 41, of  Chapman Place, Lynn, was arrested at 9:52 p.m. after being stopped while carrying a passenger on a scooter. She was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection sticker.

Tuesday

Police were called to the Northshore Mall on the report of an unknown man taking picture of the mall. The officer spoke to the man, who identified himself with a passport. The officer will document.

Marblehead

Monday

A caller reported to police at 8:54 a.m. a group of 4 people with a cooler were on the beach in the vicinity of Atlantic Avenue. The officer confirmed the group was on the beach, as a part of a Glover School field trip, and that they were, in fact, on the public portion of the beach.

A driver reported at 11:18 a.m. that the traffic light at Clifton and Atlantic avenues is too sensitive. It goes off every time a car goes by, even if it’s just seconds later. It is causing a traffic backup on Atlantic Avenue. The wire inspector checked the lights and said they are working properly.

A caller from Lighthouse Lane notified police at 12:08 p.m. that he had found what appears to be diving equipment at the lighthouse. He said it had been there for three days, and he took possession of the equipment so no one would take it. If someone believes it is theirs, they should contact police.

A caller from the vicinity of Phillips Street reported at 3:49 p.m. that a man was mowing the marsh area of Goldthwait Beach in his underwear. The officer could not locate the man.

A black specialized boys bike was taken from the Gerry School, as reported at 6:05 p.m.

A fire engine, EMT unit and police officer responded at 7:16 p.m. to the vicinity of West Shore Drive after a female was reported to have hurt herself on a trampoline. She was transported to Salem Childrens Hospital.

A caller reported at 9:02 p.m. that a house in the vicinity of Elm Street had been broken into. The officer reported that someone had pushed an air conditioner through the window and into the house, and some items were missing from inside the house.

A man told police at 9:16 p.m. that he had found a wallet in Boston while attending BC in January 2012. He tried to contact the owner via Facebook but got no reponse until 2014. Now she has contacted him, threatening legal action, because after two years, he threw it away.

Beverly

Monday

Police responded to the vicinity of Stewart Avenue at 5:08 p.m. on a report of a wire down. The Fire Department checked out pole number 434.

Police responded at 6:45 p.m. to the vicinity of Route 128-southbound and Exit 19 on a report of three females walking on the highway. They were looking for a cellphone that had been left on their car. Police drove them back to the car, parked on Brimbal Avenue.

Police responded to a Blaine Avenue residence at 9:13 p.m. after a father called to say he needs help speaking to his son. Officers said the father and son were fighting, and he can’t seem to stay out of trouble lately, in or out of school.

Tuesday

Laura E. McCollum, 29, of 13 Blaine Ave., was arrested at 2:08 a.m. after police were called to a Rantoul Street address on a report of a woman causing a disturbance. She was charged with using a motor vehicle without authority.

Police were called to a Blaine Avenue address at noon on a report of an unwanted guest. A female was told to leave and a male party left for court to get a stay-away order.

Laura E. McCollum, 29, of 13 Blaine Ave., was arrested at that address, at 1:13 p.m. after police responded to the report of an unwanted guest. She was charged with two counts of destruction of property.

Swampscott

Monday

An officer responded at 10:43 a.m. to a Thomas Road address on a report of three males banging on the front door, then the back, and the resident didn’t know what was going on. The officer determined they were friends of the homeowner who wanted to pick up his cellphone charger for him.

Police responded at 8:11 p.m. to 1 Salem St., Swampscott, after a caller reported hearing a loud explosion somewhere within the complex. The power is now out. The Fire Department was notified, and they contacted National Grid.

Danvers

Monday

Police responded to Dunkin Donuts on High Street at 5:13 p.m. on a report that six male customers were behaving in a threatening manner. The report was unfounded.

The report of a non-domestic dispute with a woman yelling brought police to the vicinity of Webb Street at 7:11 p.m. The woman was placed in protective custody.

Police went to International Cars Limited, 181 Newbury St., at 8:31 p.m., on a report of stolen auto wheels.

Tuesday

A man was placed into protective custody at 12:22 p.m. at Kappy’s Liquors, 158 Andover St..

Officers responded to Danvers High School, 60 Cabot Road, at 2:05 p.m. on a report of two drivers arguing after a minor motor-vehicle accident without personal injury. The drivers exchanged papers and went on their way.

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