Ambulance Hit and Run, Starbucks Customer Overstays Welcome
An excerpt from the Salem Police Department logs.
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's Sunday, Monday and Tuesday logs. Calls ranged from a report about shoplifting to concerns about a counterfeit bill and a hit and run with an ambulance.
- On Sunday at 12:10 a.m., police responded to First Street after a break-in was reported. Authorities said various electronics were reported missing including an X-box, a computer tower and a hard drive. Men’s Usher and Calvin Klein colognes were also stolen, police said.
- Police responded to Essex Street and Washington Square Sunday at 1:59 a.m. after two people reported a friend drove off with their car after they were finished drinking at Rockafella’s for the night.
- At 8:57 a.m. Sunday, a caller reported he was hit by an ambulance at Essex Street and Barton Square. Authorities said the incident took place at 4:30 p.m. Friday. While the male was driving down Essex Street toward Washington Street, police said he saw an ambulance approaching him from the rear with its lights and sirens on. Officials said the male pulled over to the right side of Essex Street by Barton Square and as the ambulance passed his vehicle, “he heard a loud crack…[and] realized that his vehicle was struck by the ambulance.” Police said the man was unable to see the name of the company on the ambulance.
- Police received a call from First Street at 11:08 a.m. Sunday after a resident said the rims and tires were stolen from her vehicle.
- At 1:11 p.m. Sunday, police said they received a call from the Army Barracks store on Essex Street after an employee followed a male out of the store after the security alarm went off. Police said the employee located the male who said his cell phone often sets off security alarms. When the employee returned to the store, patrons told him they believed the man had stolen the leather coat he was wearing. When the employee went back outside to locate the man, he found the suspect and the male took a leather coat out of a backpack and threw it at the employee. Police were not able to find the suspect.
- Police said a driver drove over the traffic island on Hawthorne Boulevard at 5:27 p.m. Sunday. Officials said the male claimed the road was dark and he could not see any of the markings on the street.
- Ibrahim Shehu, 26, of 134 North Street in Salem was arrested at 8:53 p.m. Sunday on the Bridge Street Bypass Road. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license and speeding after police said they clocked him traveling 56 MPH in a 30 MPH zone.
Also on Sunday
- Dillon Dwyer, 21, of 61 Ash St. in Reading was arrested on charges of speeding, failing to signal, operating a motor vehicle after a license suspension and violating the city knife ordinance.
- Sony Martinez, 54, of 8 Cherry St. was arrested on a warrant and an assault and battery charge.
- Police responded to the area of Federal and Beckford streets Monday at 12:09 a.m. after police said it was reported a suspicious male was trying door handles. Police said the male was highly intoxicated and was placed in protective custody. A witness told police he was not sure if the male was leaning on the cars or trying to open them.
- At 2:37 a.m. Monday, police responded to Read Street after suspicious noises outside a house were reported. Police said everything was in order, but it appeared “the wind was making the Christmas lights tap against the siding.”
- Police said a male reported he was struck in the head by the butt of a BB gun at 3:32 a.m. Sunday, but could not provide information about his assailant. The male was highly intoxicated and sought medical attention at Salem Hospital, police said.
- At 11:11 a.m. Monday, police received a call about a man dumping into a sewer on Canal Street. Police advised the man to dispose of the substance like common water if it was water and dump chemicals according to HAZMAT regulations if it was something other than water. Police said there was no evidence the man was dumping a substance other than water.
- Police received a call at 2:08 p.m. Monday from a woman who wanted her son removed from her residence because they were arguing about television.
Also on Monday
- Police arrested Mary Brennan Strong, 48, of 1 Washington St. on an assault and battery charge.
- Oliver Lorenzo Gravely, 17, of 15 Harrison Ave. was arrested on a warrant.
- Police responded to Starbucks on Washington Street Tuesday after police said there was a request for assistance in having a person leave the store. Police said the person in question had “apparently overstayed his welcome.”
- At 11:13 am. Tuesday, police received a call that a child was refusing to go to school.
- Police responded to the Irving Gas Station on Tuesday after it was reported there was a possible counterfeit $20 bill.
- At 1:25 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the area of Hess on North Street after it was reported a person was drinking and driving. When police identified the female in question, they said there was no evidence she was under the influence. Police said Hess employees did not make the call.
- Police said two pocketbooks were found on Bridge Street at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday near the rear of 99 Restaurant.
- At 5:31 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to School Street Court after a complaint that a neighbor had a loud muffler.
- At 8:03 p.m. Tuesday, police received a call from Winter Street about a car alarm that had been going off for the third day in a row.
Also on Tuesday
- Johnny Leak Furey, 17, of 37 Winter Island Rd. was arrested on a warrant.
- Robert Dreesen, 26, of 9 Adams Rd. in Boxford was arrested on three out-of-town warrants from Barnstable and Falmouth.
- Donald Mark Felt, 58, of 326 Lafayette Rd. was arrested on an assault and battery charge.