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June 26th, 2013

Arrest Made in Connection to Salem Church Burglary

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log: 

Monday, June 24:

  • At 3:14 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Salem Street.
  • At 4:11 p.m., police responded to a report of illegal trash dumping on Technology Way.
  • At 5:51 p.m., police checked on the well-being of a dog on Jefferson Avenue.
  • At 5:56 p.m., a May Street woman entered the police station to report that her niece stole items from her home. Missing items included five laptop computers, six cell phones, an iPod, a digital camera and assorted jewelry.
  • At 6:42 p.m., police located a man known to have an outstanding warrant on Leavitt Street. Harrison U. Ortiz, 24, of 14 Harrison Ave., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 7:44 p.m., a woman called police to report that her bike was stolen from the rack at the MBTA station on Bridge Street.
  • At 7:45 p.m., a man entered the police station to report that his bike was stolen on Federal Street.
  • At 8:08 p.m., police made an arrest on Belleview Avenue. Tiffany L. Zemp, 27, of 53 Belleview Ave., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 8:52 p.m., police responded to a report of an open manhole cover near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Jackson Street. The DPW was notified and replaced the manhole cover.
  • At 9:03 p.m., police responded to a report of sewage in the street on Park Street.
  • At 11:10 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious person near an electrical box on First Street.

Tuesday, June 25:

  • At 12:39 a.m., police responded to a report of a man sleeping in an alley on Derby Street. Steven P. Levesque, 53, of the streets of Salem, was arrested for reportedly having two outstanding warrants.
  • At 8:59 a.m., police arrested a man on Margin Street in connection with the recent robbery from a donation box at Wesley United Methodist Church. Kristian A. Morales, 32, of 15 Heritage Drive, Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant. Detectives noted that Morales was a suspect in two other break-ins at the same church. Click Here for our full story.
  • At 12:46 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Lynde Street. Miguel A. Alma, 20, of 15 Lynde St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 7:12 p.m., police responded to a report of a stolen motorcycle on Derby Street.
  • At 9:04 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Canal Street and Forest Avenue. Ivy W. Maina, 23, of 143 Canal St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 10:07 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a cyclist on Margin Street.
  • At 12:12 p.m., an arrest was made on High Street. Jacob A. Byers, 34, 11 Broad St., Lynn, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 12:54 p.m., a resident found a sandwich bag containing four prescription pills on the sidewalk at Salem Willows Park.
  • At 1:47 p.m., police responded to a report of wires down on Essex Street.
  • At 2:04 p.m., police responded to a report of kids fighting at the intersection of Ropes Street and Porter Street Court.
  • At 3;24 p.m., police responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle on Wharf Street.
  • At 5:28 p.m., police responded to a report of a woodchuck in the bushes on Essex Street.
  • At 5:39 p.m., a search warrant was executed on Palmer Street. Raymond A. Garland, 42, 12 Palmer St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant. Minnie E. Hartwell, 46, of 21 Leavitt St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

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June 25th, 2013

Break-in Reported on Greenway Road

Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Sunday, June 23:

  • At 6:24 p.m., a man entered the police station to report that his bike was stolen from a bike rack on Bridge Street.
  • At 6:57 p.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Lafayette Street. John R. Bernard, 59, of 20 Bates Park Ave., Beverly, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
  • At 7:26 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Thorndike Street.
  • At 7:29 p.m., police responded to a pas assault on Highland Avenue.
  • At 7:39 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Arthur Street.
  • At 8:06 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Pope Street.
  • At 9:19 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Pope Street.

Monday, June 24:

  • At 12:32 a.m., police responded to a report of a man yelling on the sidewalk on Salem Street.
  • At 1:16 a.m., police responded to a report of fishermen on the MBTA bridge on Bridge Street.
  • At 1:16 a.m., police and fire units responded to a possible grass fire on Pope Street.
  • At 1:28 a.m., police responded to a report of a man sleeping behind the wheel of a Mercedes near the intersection of Marlborough Road and Highland Avenue. Jeffrey M. McCarthy, 52, of 15 Hancock St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
  • At 2:41 a.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Clifton Avenue.
  • At 4:21 a.m., police responded to a report of a “tree ready to fall into the street” on Bridge Street. The Department of Public Works was notified.
  • At 6:10 a.m., police responded to a report of a past break-in on Greenway Road. A man told police the screen on one of his windows had been cut and his wallet was missing.
  • At 7:27 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Loring Avenue.
  • At 10:23 a.m., police investigated a theft of a television at Loring Towers. Miguel A. Suarez, 31, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property valued above $250 and malicious destruction of property valued above $250.
  • At 12:55 p.m., police responded to a small outdoor fire near the intersection of Bridge and Flint streets.
  • At 1:11 p.m., police responded to a report of a man taking pictures of young girls in bathing suits on Fort Avenue.
  • At 2:06 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a cyclist near the intersection of Ord and Shillaber streets.
  • At 2:17 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident on Essex Street.
  • At 3:14 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Salem Street.

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June 24th, 2013

Fireworks, Bar Fights and Latenight Wiffle Ball

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

 Saturday, June 22:

  • At 4:00 p.m., police responded to a report of larceny of cell phones near the Gallows Hill Park basketball courts.
  • At 6:53 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Ocean Avenue.
  • At 7:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a man struck in the head with a glass at O’Neills Pub and Restaurant on Washington Street. Marc McCarthy, 23, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (drinking glass).
  • At 9:53 p.m., police responded to a report of a stolen flag on Gardner Street.
  • At 10:23 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Pleasant Street.

Sunday, June 23:

  • At 12:07 a.m., police responded to a report of loud noises on Rawlins Street.
  • At 1:17 a.m., police responded to a report of a loud group on Lafayette Street. Kyle P. Linehan, 21, of 128 Prospect St., Wakefield, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
  • At 1:32 a.m., police responded to a report of a woman screaming on Griswold Drive.
  • At 2:43 a.m., police responded to a report of “something causing a noise” behind a home on Columbus Avenue. Responding officers reportedly found a large raccoon trapped in a metal trap on the rear porch. The raccoon was injured by the trap and had to be put down. The metal trap was confiscated and the Animal Control Officer will follow up with the homeowner.
  • At 3:53 a.m., police responded to a report of a loud group playing wiffle ball in a parking lot on Boston Street. The group agreed to end the game for the morning.
  • At 8:24 a.m., police responded to a report of a man sleeping in the Broad Street Cemetery. The man agreed to move along.
  • At 9:12 a.m., police responded to a report of fresh graffiti on Highland Avenue.
  • At 9:50 a.m., police responded to a report of an unattended backpack on Lafayette Street.
  • At 12:32 p.m., a man called police to report finding an unlabeled prescription bottle under a ramp on Bridge Street. The bottle reportedly contained 38 Benzetropine, 12 Zyprexa, 21 Atenolol and 58 Zoloft tablets.
  • At 2:15 p.m., police responded to a report of a child panhandling in the parking lot of the Target on Highland Avenue.
  • At 2:34 p.m., police responded to a road rage incident near the intersection of Washington and New Derby streets.
  • At 3:42 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Griswold Drive. Douglas S. MacArthur, 51, of 3C Griswold Drive, Salem, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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June 23rd, 2013

Security Vehicle Stolen from Salem Hospital

SALEM POLICE - The Witch City

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Friday, June 21:

  • At 5:09 p.m., police responded to a report of a stolen bicycle on Washington Street.
  • At 5:51 p.m., a man known to have an outstanding warrant was located near the intersection of Lafayette and Harbor streets. Jesse A Cunha, 22, of the streets of Salem, was arrested for reportedly having two outstanding warrants.
  • At 6:18 p.m., police responded to a report of a man entering the woods on Memorial Drive with an axe. Responding officers were unable to locate anyone in the area.
  • At 6:49 p.m., Salem detectives made an arrest on Lafayette Street. Zeban J. Zegarowski, 39, of 2 Columbus Square, Salem, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, third offense, possessing a class B substance with intent to distribute and possessing a class B substance.
  • At 9:12 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Cabot Street.
  • At 9:49 p.m., police responded to a report of men looking through a house on Naples Road with a flashlight.
  • At 10:05 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart on Highland Avenue.
  • At 10:36 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Weatherly Drive. Paul E. Donnelly, 56, of 1 Weatherly Drive, Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Saturday, June 22:

  • At 12:01 a.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint near the intersection of Franklin Street and Moulton Avenue.
  • At 3:52 a.m., police responded to a report of people yelling in the street on Dow Street.
  • At 4:25 a.m., police received word that a security vehicle had been stolen from Salem Hospital. The vehicle was later recovered in Wakefield by the state police.
  • At 7:30 a.m., a hypodermic needle was discovered near the intersection of Washington Square East and Washington Square South.
  • At 10:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a man swinging a metal chain at other people in the street on Salem Street.
  • At 10:38 a.m., police responded to a report of a loose dog on Upham Street.
  • At 1:57 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Target on Highland Avenue. Joshua J. Kalloger, 27, of 14 Fernwood Ave., Lynn, was arrested on a charge of larceny over $250 by single scheme and for reportedly have two outstanding warrants.

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June 22nd, 2013

Heroin Arrests Made Outside of Salem Wendy’s

Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Thursday, June 20:

  • At 4:27 p.m., police responded to a dispute over a bike on Commercial Street.
  • At 4:44 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the parking lot of the Wendy’s on Lafayette Street. Cassandra L. Aylward, 22, of 203 Bartholomew St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and being in possession of a class A substance (heroin). Keaton w. Heckman, 23, of the streets of Wakefield, was arrested on charges of possessing a class A substance (heroin), disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and possessing a class E substance.
  • At 5:14 p.m., a man was arrested in the lobby of the police station. Fernando A. Desa, 47, of 12 Porter St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 5:19 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on the railroad tracks near Jefferson Avenue. A female juvenile was placed under arrest for trespassing.
  • At 5:56 p.m., police responded to a report of an injured squirrel on Winthrop Street.
  • At 6:19 p.m., police responded to a road rage incident on North Street.
  • At 6:25 p.m., police responded to a report of a dog struck by a motor vehicle on Swampscott Road. Responding officers determined that a raccoon had been hit.
  • At 9:32 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Essex Street. Peter A. Sholds, 50, of 47 Essex St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Friday, June 21:

  • At 8:36 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on a man shouting the street near the intersection of Washington and New Derby streets.
  • At 10:23 a.m., police responded to a report of a man waving a knife in the street on Swampscott Road. The man told responding officers that the sidewalk was overgrown with weeds and he was just making a path so he could walk by. The man was advised of the city’s knife ordinance.
  • At 10:29 a.m., police checked on a man sleeping in a car on Washington Street.
  • At 12:02 p.m., police responded to a dispute on Salem Street.
  • At 12:08 p.m., police responded to a past break-in on Loring Avenue.
  • At 12:38 p.m., a man on Broad Street called police to report that someone stole one of his aluminum planks overnight.
  • At 12:59 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident on Boston Street.
  • At 1:04 p.m., police man an arrest at Salem Hospital. Rafael Alves, 26, of 1199 Washington St., Norwood, was arrested for reportedly having two outstanding warrants.
  • At 2:24 p.m., police responded to a report of possible drug activity at William P. Furlong Park on Franklin Street.
  • At 2:38 p.m., a man called police to report that someone recently broke into his car while it was parked on Hathorne Street and stole prescription medication and nine Grateful Dead CDs.
  • At 4:12 p.m., police responded to a report of kids throwing rocks on New Liberty Street.

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June 21st, 2013

Salem Man Reports Waking Up to Intruder

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Wednesday, June 19:

  • At 4:14 p.m., police responded to a report of an injured seagull on Prince Street.
  • At 4:16 p.m., a Lafayette Street man called police to report that someone entered his locked storage unit and stole some of his tools.
  • At 4:38 p.m., a man called police to report that a sail had fallen off of his truck near the Home Depot on Traders Way. The man said he retraced his steps but was unable to find his sail. Soon after, the man said he was contacted by someone who found the sail and wanted money to return it.
  • At 5:36 p.m., police responded to a report of a man playing with a large knife on Hancock Street. Gregory Hardin, 50, of 29 Hancock St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of possessing a large knife.
  • At 5:38 p.m., police and fire units responded to a report of smoke coming from a home on Puritan Road. Responding officers determined that a man was just burning wood in a fire pit in his backyard. Firefighters extinguished the fire.
  • At 6:23 p.m., a man called police to report that his bicycle, valued at $500, was stolen from a bike rack on Sewall Street.
  • At 6:32 p.m., police responded to a report of ducks crossing the road on Highland Avenue. The ducks were reportedly assisted across the roadway.
  • At 7:24 p.m., a North Street woman entered the police station to report that a diamond ring had gone missing from her bedroom.
  • At 8:19 p.m., police responded to a raccoon complaint on Flint Street.
  • At 8:53 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on an older man who appeared lost on Washington Square South.
  • At 10:11 p.m., police responded to a report of a homeless man drinking in the bushes near the intersection of New Derby Street and Klop Alley. John H. Lapointe, 54, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on a charge of drinking in public.

Thursda, June 20:

  • At 2:46 a.m., an Osgood Street man called police to report that he woke up to find an unknown man standing in his bedroom. The man said the intruder fled the house when confronted and escaped by jumping over his back fence. Responding officers weren’t able to find anyone in the area.
  • At 8:52 a.m., police responded to a report of a breaking and entering in progress on Garden Terrace. Wellington Pinales-Garcia, 24, of 46 Walnut St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class A substance (heroin) and possessing a class A substance (heroin) with intent to distribute in a school zone.
  • At 9:24 a.m., police responded to a report of “kids displaying physical emotion on a lawn” on Cauldron Court. The kids were reportedly returned to Salem High School because they were supposed to be in school.
  • At 11:27 a.m., police made an arrest on Charter Street. Alexis S. Dimino, 24, of 8 Herbert St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 2:16 p.m., a Loring Avenue man called police to report that someone stole three flags from his screen porch.

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June 20th, 2013

Unarmed Robbery Reported on Harbor Street

SALEM POLICE - The Witch City

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Tuesday, June 18:

  • At 5:03 p.m., police and fire units responded to an oven fire on Aberdeen Street. The stove was unplugged.
  • At 5:34 p.m., police responded to a traffic light issue near the intersection of Loring Avenue and Pickman Road.
  • At 6:10 p.m., a Harbor Street woman entered the police station to report finding a large amount of hair stuck in the exhaust pipe of her vehicle. The hair was removed without any issues.
  • At 7:37 p.m., a man known to have an outstanding warrant was located on Lafayette Street. Keith McClearn, 41, of 268 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 8:08 p.m., a resident entered the police station to report a past vehicle break-in on West Terrace.
  • At 10:12 p.m., a woman called police to report that she was robbed near the intersection of Lafayette and Harbor streets. A woman said she had just purchased a pack of cigarettes at the New York Food Market when a man ran up behind her and snatched $80 in change out of her hands and ran down the street.
  • At 10:48 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Hanson Street.
  • At 11:03 p.m., police received word that a teenager “wearing all black with white sneakers” had just stolen a street sign near the intersection of Carpenter and Bridge streets.

Wednesday, June 19:

  • At 3:35 a.m., police responded to a reported fight between guests at The Hawthorne Hotel.
  • At 8:07 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Northey Street. Adnilson Santos, 33, of 6 Northey St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 9:54 a.m., police checked out a suspicious black bag left on the side of Marion Road.
  • At 10:32 a.m., police responded to a report of illegal dumping on Canal Street.
  • At 12:50 p.m., a Chandler Road resident called police to report that a biciycle had been recently stolen from their garage. The bike was reportedly found in Swampscott.
  • At 1:20 p.m., police responded to a report of a coyote in a yard on Memorial Drive.
  • At 2:03 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart on Highland Avenue. Betty J. Randazzo, 39, of 13 Sherman St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting merchandise valued above $100.
  • At 3:03 p.m., police responded to a report of non-criminal damage to a bridge on Kernwood Street.
  • At 3:03 p.m., police responded to suspicious activity on Canal Street. Robert G. Dailey, 45, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class A substance (heroin). Joseph L. Thomas, 26, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class A substance (heroin).

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June 19th, 2013

Arrest Made in Connection to Coffee Time Bake Shop Robbery

Coffee Time Bake Shop.

Salem police believe they’ve caught the man who robbed Coffee Time Bake Shop earlier this month.

At 8:50 p.m. Monday night, Aaron Pelletier, 44, of 3 Cross St. Ct., Salem, was arrested on a charge of unarmed robbery by Sgt. Kristian Hanson and Det. Dennis Gaudet, Lt. Mary Butler said Wednesday morning.

Police allege that at 10:15 p.m. on June 10, Pelletier entered the Bridge Street bakery and demanded money from the cash register.

Local detectives were able to connect Pelletier to the crime using surveillance footage, according to police.

Salem Patch will post additional information as it becomes available.

June 19th, 2013

Arrest Made in Connection to Coffee Time Bake Shop Robbery

Coffee Time Bake Shop.

Salem police believe they’ve caught the man who robbed Coffee Time Bake Shop earlier this month.

At 8:50 p.m. Monday night, Aaron Pelletier, 44, of 3 Cross St. Ct., Salem, was arrested on a charge of unarmed robbery by Sgt. Kristian Hanson and Det. Dennis Gaudet, Lt. Mary Butler said.

Police allege that at 10:15 p.m. on June 10, Pelletier entered the Bridge Street bakery and demanded money from the cash register.

Local detectives were able to connect Pelletier to the crime using surveillance footage, according to police.

Salem Patch will post additional information as it becomes available.

June 19th, 2013

Sting Operation in Salem Nabs Alleged Prostitute

City of Salem police department.

A Salem woman was arrested on a prostitution charge Monday evening after an undercover detective posing as a customer responded to her advertisement online.

Jennifer E. Owens, 40, of 3 Cross St. Ct., Salem, was arrested on a charge of offering to perform sexual acts for a fee and for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

At 5:34 p.m., Salem detectives conducted a vice sting operation after learning of prostitution activity in the Salem area advertised on boston.backpage.com, according to this morning’s police log post.

A local detective, acting undercover, reportedly contacted Owens and arranged to meet her on Cross Street Court.

Owens was placed under arrest after allegedly agreeing to perform sexual acts on the undercover officer in exchange for money.

June 19th, 2013

Sting Operation in Salem Nabs Alleged Prostitute

City of Salem police department.

A Salem woman was arrested on a prostitution charge Monday evening after an undercover detective posing as a customer responded to her advertisement online.

Jennifer E. Owens, 40, of 3 Cross St. Ct., Salem, was arrested on a charge of offering to perform sexual acts for money and for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

At 5:34 p.m., Salem detectives conducted a vice sting operation after learning of prostitution activity in the Salem area advertised on Boston.Backpage.com, according to this morning’s police log post.

A local detective, acting undercover, reportedly contacted Owens and arranged to meet her on Cross Street Court.

Owens was placed under arrest after allegedly agreeing to perform sexual acts on the undercover officer in exchange for money.

June 19th, 2013

Dispute Leads to Stabbing at Loring Towers

Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Monday, June 17:

  • At 5:34 p.m., Salem detectives conducted a vice sting operation after learning of prostitution activity in the Salem area advertised on Boston.Backpage.com. Jennifer E. Owens, 40, of 3 Cross St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of prostitution and for reportedly having an outstanding warrant. Click Here for the full story.
  • At 6:06 p.m., police responded to a traffic light issue at the intersection of Boston and Grove streets.
  • At 7:14 p.m., police responded to a report of a large tree branch in the roadway near the intersection of Puritan Road and Witch Way.
  • At 7:54 p.m., a Grove Street resident called police to report that he just noticed that several items were missing from his apartment.
  • At 9:17 p.m., police responded to a reported domestic assault and battery on Sophia Road.
  • At 9:58 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Clifton Avenue. Nobody was found in the area, but trash from the fireworks was found on the road near the baseball field.
  • At 10:54 p.m., police responded to a report of six people fighting in the street on Williams Street.

Tuesday, June 18:

  • At 5:54 a.m., police responded to a report of people causing a disturbance on an MBTA train.
  • At 9:39 a.m., police responded to a sudden death on Calabrese Street.
  • At 9:59 a.m., police responded to a report of a loose dog at Salem Willows Park. The owner agreed to leash their dog.
  • At 12:19 p.m., police responded to a report of aggressive panhandling on Washington Street.
  • At 1:45 p.m., police responded to a report of stolen money on Central Street. James P. Jackson, 46, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on a charge of larceny from a building and for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 2:04 p.m., police responded to a domestic assault on Jefferson Avenue.
  • At 2:14 p.m., police received word that a bicycle had been stolen near the intersection of Essex Street and Museum Place.
  • At 2:32 p.m., police responded to an assault with a knife at Loring Towers. Responding officers reportedly found two men in a heated argument and one with a stab wound to his arm. Julio C. Nestor, 21, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife).

Other arrests:

Dakota Lee Deroin, 17, of 6 Sophia Road, Salem, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Aaron L. Pelletier, 44, 3 Cross St. Ct., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

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June 18th, 2013

Arrest Made at Salem Home Depot

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Sunday, June 16:

  • At 9:43 p.m., police responded to a report of a dead cat on Derby Street. The animal was recovered and disposed of.
  • At 11:42 p.m., police received word that a cat had been struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Bridge Street. The animal was disposed of.

Monday, June 17:

  • At 6:28 a.m., a Balcomb Street man called police to report that someone keyed his vehicle overnight.
  • At 6:46 a.m., a suspicious bag was reported on Winter Street.
  • At 9:30 a.m., a local resident called police to report that their bike had been stolen from a rack on Wharf Street.
  • At 9:37 a.m., a Read Street resident called police to report that her unlocked vehicle was broken into overnight and a wallet and a GPS device were missing. The woman said her credit card company called to let her know her credit card had been used in Lynn. Police are investigating the purchases.
  • At 11:41 p.m., police responded to a report of a man acting strangely near a trash can on Boston Street. Allen R. Delisle, 25, of 70 Rear Dodge St., Beverly, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 12:40 p.m., police responded to a reported shoplifting incident at Home Depot on Traders Way. A man reportedly tried to leave the store with computer cables and shoved the loss prevention employee when confronted. Kabineh Kaba, 42, of 37 Upham Road, Lynn, was arrested on charges of shoplifting merchandise by asportation and assault and battery.
  • At 12:51 p.m., a man called police to report that his car was broken into overnight while parked on Colby Street.
  • At 1:36 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle circling the area of Naples Road.
  • At 3:23 p.m., a Hartford Street woman entered the police station to report that she found that one of her solar lights was stolen off of her front lawn.
  • At 4:31 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Derby Square.

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June 17th, 2013

Salem Police Nab Alleged Heroin Dealer

SALEM POLICE - The Witch City

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Saturday, June 15:

  • At 7:00 p.m., a motor vehicle was stopped on Charter Street. Luis D. Pena, 19, of 6 Harvard St., Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class A substance (heroin) with intent to distribute and possessing a class A substance (heroin) with intent to distribute in a school zone.
  • At 7:01 p.m., police responded to a report of a possibly rabid raccoon on Jefferson Avenue. Officers were unable to locate the animal.
  • At 8:31 p.m., police responded to a reported shoplifting incident at Salem Liquors on Loring Avenue. Two women were reportedly caught leaving the store without paying for two bottles of vodka and a bottle of wine.
  • At 9:19 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint near the intersection of Cabot and Hancock streets.
  • At 9:37 p.m., police and fire units responded to a transformer fire at the intersection of Congress and Harbor streets.
  • At 10:38 p.m., police responded to a report of loud noises outside on Palmer Street.
  • At 11:01 p.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle “doing tire burnouts” near the intersection of Prince Street and Prince Street Place.
  • At 11:11 p.m., police responded to a report of fireworks being set off at Salem Willows Park.

Sunday, June 16

  • At 12:13 a.m., police received word that a fire box had been knocked over near the intersection of Derby and Becket streets.
  • At 1:08 a.m., police responded to a report of cars in a cemetery on North Street. Peabody police officers reportedly went through the cemetery and cleared it before local officers arrived. 
  • At 1:10 a.m., police and fire units responded to a report of a fire behind Victoria Station on Wharf Street. A woman told police she exited the restaurant to find what turned out to be a burning baseball hat on the ground. The woman said she put the small fire out with a glass of water.
  • At 6:19 a.m., police responded to a report of a person trying car door handles near the intersection of Lafayette and Dow streets.
  • At 2:31 p.m., police responded to a domestic assault and battery on Prince Street.
  • At 2:53 p.m., a man called police to report that someone broke into his car while it was parked in front of his home on Clifton Avenue. An iPad and a black leather wallet were missing and all four of the vehicle’s tires were slashed.
  • At 4:21 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Norton Terrace.
  • At 5:15 p.m., police responded to a report of a possibly rabid skunk on Mason Street. Officers were unable to locate the animal.
  • At 5:56 p.m., police responded to a report of a possibly rabid raccoon on Highland Avenue. Officers were unable to locate the animal.

If you have a question about this police log, please send it to Salem Patch.

June 16th, 2013

Trio Arrested on Narcotics Charges After Salem Traffic Stop

Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Friday, June 14:

  • At 4:49 p.m., police responded to a report of loose dogs in the street near the intersection of Lafayette and Palmer streets.
  • At 6:12 p.m., a resident called police to report that someone stole their bicycle from the MBTA station on Bridge Street.
  • At 6:48 p.m., a High Street woman entered the police station to report that her car was broken into overnight.
  • At 6:58 p.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Washington Square South. Scott Ricker, 26, of 40 Bridge St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class C substance (Hydrocodone). Barbara L. Ricker, 52, of 48 Tracey St., Peabody, was arrested on charges of possessing a class C substance (Clonazepam) and two counts of possessing a class B substance (Methamphetamine, Oxycodone). Mary Gilligan, 51, of 8 Oak St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class C substance (Clonazepam).
  • At 7:08 pm., a hypodermic needle was discovered on Witchcraft Road.
  • At 8:03 p.m., police responded to a reported domestic dispute on Perkins Street. Angel G. Moldonado, 55, of 32 Perkins St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
  • At 8:09 p.m., an Essex Street man called police to report that his car was broken into overnight and a bag containing his laptop was missing.
  • At 9:55 p.m., police made an arrest on Margin Street. Peter F. Maglione, 44, of 11 Sutton St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of larceny over $250.
  • At 10:24 p.m., police responded to a report of kids throwing liquid onto passing motor vehicles on Liberty Hill Avenue.
  • At 10:42 p.m., police made an arrest on Lafayette Street. Christine L. Curley, 33, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having three outstanding warrants.

Saturday, June 15:

  • At 1:10 a.m., police responded to a large fight on Salem Street.
  • At 9:44 a.m., police responded to a report of a raccoon walking in the street on Wall Street.
  • At 11:18 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a cyclist on Bridge Street.
  • At 2:25 p.m., two people were advised to vacate the Broad Street Cemetery after police found them having a picnic on the grounds.
  • At 4:21 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Willow Avenue. Abby Bullard, 24, of 73 Congress St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
  • At 4:39 p.m., a man known to have an outstanding warrant was located near the intersection of Lafayette and Harbor streets. Wesley R. Smith III, 33, of 13 Harbor St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

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June 15th, 2013

Salem Woman Charged With 2nd OUI With Child Passenger

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Thursday, June 13:

  • At 4:29 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Pleasant Street.
  • At 4:53 p.m., a woman entered the police station to report that someone entered her car while it was parked on First Street overnight.
  • At 5:49 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Clifton Avenue.
  • At 6:21 p.m., police responded to a reported aggravated assault and battery on Clifton Avenue.
  • At 6:21 p.m., a Highland Avenue woman called police to report that $250 was stolen from her home.
  • At 6:56 p.m., police responded to a report of a drunk woman trying to enter a vehicle with a small child inside. Officers reportedly found a station wagon parked with the engin running on Lafayette Street. Regina L. Maniscalco, 53, of 2 Andover St., Salem, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, second offense and child endangerment while operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
  • At 9:18 p.m., police responded to a report of a drunk woman on Liberty Hill Avenue. Susanna A. Rodgers, 56, of 13 Liberty Hil Ave., Salem, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.
  • 9:58 p.m., police received word that a car had rolled into a utility pole on Cushing Street.
  • At 11:52 p.m., police responded to a dispute between a taxi driver and a customer on Margin Street.

Friday, June 14:

  • At 1:52 a.m., police responded to a past assault on Washington Street. Jessica L. Malone, 30, of 149 Federal St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.
  • At 2:17 a.m., police responded to a report of women yelling in the street near the intersection of Derby and Hardy streets. Stephanie Louis, 21, of 137 Phillips St., Methuen, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 8:35 a.m., a Brooks Street resident called police to report that two vehicles had been entered overnight.
  • At 8:48 a.m., a Brooks Street resident called police to report that a vehicle had been broken into overnight.
  • At 8:51 a.m., a Horton Street resident called police to report that their vehicle had been entered overnight.
  • At 9:52 a.m., police responded to a dispute on Franklin Street.
  • At 10:20 a.m., an Essex Street woman called police to report that several items were recently stolen from her home.
  • At 11:31 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Hersey Street.
  • At 12:26 p.m., a Willson Street resident called police to report a vehicle break-in.
  • At 2:13 p.m., an Osborne Street woman entered the police station to report that someone entered her car overnight and stole a CD player.
  • At 2:24 p.m., police responded to a report of a man going through a dumpster for scrap metal on Broad Street. The man was advised to stay our of dumpsters.

Other arrest:

Kara M. Malone, 36, of 149 Federal St., Salem, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, attaching false plates to a motor vehicle and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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June 15th, 2013

Salem Police Investigating Rash of Vehicle Break-ins

City of Salem police department.

The Salem Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle break-ins that occurred overnight Thursday. The break-ins occurred on Brooks Street, Horton Street, Willson Street and Osborne Street.

Many of the vehicles burglarized Thursday night were reportedly left unlocked, according to this morning’s police log. Consider this a reminder to lock your cars overnight, even if they’re parked in your driveway.

The following log entries were included in this morning’s police log post:

Friday, June 14:

  • At 8:35 a.m., a Brooks Street resident called police to report that two vehicles had been entered overnight.
  • At 8:48 a.m., a Brooks Street resident called police to report that a vehicle had been broken into overnight.
  • At 8:51 a.m., a Horton Street resident called police to report that their vehicle had been entered overnight.
  • At 12:26 p.m., a Willson Street resident called police to report a vehicle break-in.
  • At 2:13 p.m., an Osborne Street woman entered the police station to report that someone entered her car overnight and stole a CD player.
June 14th, 2013

Salem Police Make OUI Child Endangerment Arrest

SALEM POLICE - The Witch City

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Wednesday, June 12:

  • At 4:01 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Market Basket on Highland Avenue. Raymond J. Wright, 55, of 21 Rogers Ave., Lynn, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting merchandise by concealment.
  • At 5:30 p.m., police and fire units responded to a report of smoke coming from the men’s room at the East India Square Mall. No smoke was found.
  • At 6:48 p.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Lafayette Street. Steven F. Swain, 50, of 4 Druid Ave., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
  • At 7:44 p.m., police responded to a report of an aggressive panhandler on Traders Way.

Thursday, June 13:

  •  At 12:41 a.m., police responded to a report of men fishing on Liberty Hill Avenue.
  • At 9:14 a.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on Bridge Street. Derek Labbe, 31, of 7 Home St., Beverly, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and child endangerment while operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Katrina P. Cifra, 23, of 7 Home St., Beverly, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class E substance (Ativan) and for reportedly having two outstanding warrants.
  • At 10:11 a.m., police responded to a report of prescription pills scattered on the ground on Washington Street.
  • At 12:12 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a cyclist on New Derby Street. The cyclist was treated for injuries sustained in the accident. Patricia A. Bongiorno, 57, of 35 High Popples Road, Gloucester, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
  • At 3:40 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Bridge Street.

Other arrest:

Joseph P. Hawe, 17, of 18 Porter St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery.

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June 13th, 2013

Dog Doo Complaint on Cherry Street

Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department‘s log:

Tuesday, June 11:

  • At 4:32 p.m., police responded to a reported explosion and black smoke near the intersection of Loring Avenue and Leggs Hill Road. Officers were unable to find anything unusual in the area.
  • At 8:59 p.m., police responded to a report of a loud bang, possibly a gunshot in the area of Essex Street.

Wednesday, June 12:

  • At 8:21 a.m., police responded to a reported dispute on Highland Avenue.
  • At 9:10 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Sumit Street.
  • At 9:34 a.m., police received word that a mountain bike had been stolen from a backyard on Leach Street.
  • At 11:07 a.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Bridge Street. Responding officers determined that two graffiti artists were just preparing to paint an electrical box on Bridge Street on behalf of the Planning Board.
  • At 12:15 p.m., a March Street woman called police to report that a package had been stolen from her front porch.
  • At 1:09 p.m., police responded to a dispute between neighbors on Rockdale Avenue.
  • At 1:23 p.m., police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on First Street.
  • At 2:04 p.m., police responded to a dispute between landlord and tenant on Balcomb Street.
  • At 2:21 p.m., police responded to a complaint about a dog that has been defecating on a lawn on Cherry Street.
  • At 4:01 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident on Highland Avenue.

If you have a question about this police log, please send it to Salem Patch.

June 12th, 2013

Latenight Fireworks Plaguing Salem Neighborhood

Some have suspected the noises could be caused by trouble-makers with fireworks.

Is it one person with too much time on their hands? Is it a small group of local fireworks enthusiasts?

Whoever is setting off fireworks in what our Google Map has identified as “South Salem” – they seem to be doing it more and more frequently.

It was while combing through reader comments for profanity that I came across an amusing Taker-inspired comment from a Salem Patch reader going by the name of Smith Wesson.

He said:

Regarding the fireworks the police keep going to around Cabot, Hancock and Gardner streets the past few weeks: I don’t know who you are. I don’t know where you got the fireworks. But I will tell you this… what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you stop now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

I took a quick spin through our police log posts from the last few weeks, pulled out these fireworks-related noise complaints and added the listed addresses to the interactive map to the right of this post.

Saturday, June 8

  • At 5:58 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Cabot Street.

Friday, June 7

  • At 9:27 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Hancock Street.
  • At 10:09 p.m., police responded to a second fireworks complaint on Hancock Street.

Wednesday, June 5

  • At 7:55 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Hancock Street.

Saturday, May 18

  • At 8:58 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Lawrence Street.

Saturday, May 11

  • At 9:31 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint near the intersection of Cabot and Hancock streets.
  • At 9:50 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint near the intersection of Roslyn and Hazel streets.
  • At 10:05 p.m., police responded to a fireworks complaint on Cabot Street. Responding officers reportedly found a large cloud of smoke in the area and debris from fireworks in the middle of the street. Because they were getting numerous calls reporting fireworks in the same location, a police officer stayed in the area but didn’t hear any other fireworks go off.

So, we have to ask – Do you regularly hear fireworks at night in your neck of the woods? Would you consider latenight fireworks a real problem in Salem?

What do you think should be done to prevent them?

Let us know in the comments section below.

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