Police: Woman Spit in Man's Face on Central Street
The following information was provided by the Salem Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Salem Police responded to the following calls and made the following arrests on Monday and Tuesday.
Monday, March 12
4:09 p.m. — A possible tree limb down on wires was reported on Geneva Street. Police said there was no problem when they checked.
4:29 p.m. — The Criminal Investigation Unit found a man laid out on a bench on New Derby Street. He was not intoxicated and was moved along.
5:16 p.m. – Police received a call about a phone that was stolen from the playground in Salem Common. Police said the park was full of high school kids when the phone was taken.
5:23 p.m. — Thefts from a Chestnut Street building were reported. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
5:25 p.m. — Police received a call about a pocketbook left in a vehicle at Pep Boys.
5:26 p.m. — Police said two undesirables were told to move away from the alley by the Salem Wax Museum. Police also said the no trespassing sign that had been posted on a fence in the area had been torn down.
5:29 p.m. — A dispute involving neighbors was reported on Pyburn Avenue. Police said a woman told them her children were at a friend's home and they were playing street hockey. The woman said a neighbor got upset because a puck went onto his lawn, he reportedly yelled at the kids and gave them the finger. The man denied making the gesture and said he has issues with his neighbors recently. All people involved were told to avoid each other.
5:35 p.m. — A possible assault on the basketball court at Salem Common was reported. A 27-year-old man got into a verbal altercation with high school kids and was asked to leave the area, which he did, police said.
6:06 p.m. — Police said a vehicle was left running on Lafayette Street. Police said the car was left running by accident.
6:08 p.m. — An undesirable was reported in front of Walgreens on New Derby Street. Police said the man was moved along.
6:09 p.m. — Police received a call a shoplifter stole kitty litter from a Highland Avenue store. The person fled and was gone when police arrived.
6:30 p.m. — A news crew trespassing was reported on Gardner Street.
7:01 p.m. — Something burning outside was reported on Puritan Road. The Fire Department responded. Police said there was no issue — somebody was just using the fire for cooking, and the fire was over a fire pit. The fire department allowed the fire to continue, police said.
8 a.m. — A woman yelling on Hancock Street was reported. A woman told police she was being loud on the third floor, and she was told to keep it down.
9:22 p.m. — People camping on Memorial Drive were reported. Two men in the woods were found with a fire on a rock. They fire was put out, and the people left the woods, police said. There was no camp or alcohol where they were found, police said.
10:26 p.m. — Police said vehicles drag racing were reported on Fort Avenue. Police said they were not able to locate the racing, but they will monitor the area.
Ashley Elizabeth LaChance, 17, of 39 1/2 Mason St., was arrested on a warrant.
Clori Beth Thomson, 23, of 105 Empire St., in Lynn, was arrested on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, threatening to commit a crime and assault.
Tuesday, March 13
12:41 a.m. — A loud group in McGlew Park was reported. Police said the park was empty when they arrived.
12:44 a.m. — Loud music was reported on Loring Avenue.
1:21 a.m. — A loud party was reported on Geneva Street. Police said the address had recently been declared a disorderly house and the residents had been notified as a result of multiple quality of life complaints. Police said they could clearly hear people and when they knocked, they got no response. They then found resident Ryan Frost (see below) hiding in the basement. He was arrested.
8:15 a.m. — A possibly rabid raccoon was reported on Sumner Road. Police sad the animal was sick. An officer "discharged his firearm once to stop the animal from suffering." The Department of Public Works removed the animal, police said.
8:56 a.m. — An undesirable in Salem Laundry was reported. Police said the man was sleeping in a chair in the business.
9:09 a.m. — A credit card stuck in a parking meter was reported at Essex Street and Washington Square East.
11:30 a.m. — Police received a call a woman spit in a man's face on Central Street. Police spoke with a man who said he was driving through the intersection at Charter and Lafayette streets when a car came driving through at a fast rate and pulled into a parking spot. The man admitted to police he may have rolled through a stop sign, but said he did not see any cars coming. After the car was parked, the man said a woman approached him and the two started yelling. Then, the man said, the woman spit on his face while he was still in his work van. The woman said the man rolled through the stop sign and it scared her. She said they were yelling at each other, but she denied spitting. The officer "could see what looked to be spit on the inside of [the man's] van," police said. The man told police he did not want to press charges.
12:26 p.m. — People panhandling in front of Walgreens on New Derby Street was reported.
12:27 p.m. — People shooting a pellet gun at a worker on Lafayette Street was reported.
2 p.m. — A keyed car was reported on Derby Street.
3:37 p.m. — Police responded to Boston Street on a report a vehicle hit a fire hydrant and fled. Justin Wayne Dube (see below) was arrested.
4:16 p.m. — Police received a call a man exposed himself on Canal Street.
Justin Wayne Dube, 34, of 11 Heritage Dr., was arrested on charges of operating after a license suspension and leaving the scene after property damage. He was also arrested on two warrants.
Ryan E. Frost, 22, of 3 Geneva St., was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace.
Gregory Paul Jaynes, 33, of 42 Ellworth Road, in Peabody, was arrested on charges of larceny and breaking and entering in the day with intent to commit a crime.
Clori Beth Thomson, 23, of 105 Empire St., in Lynn, was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property $250 or more, two charges of assault on a health care worker and resisting arrest.
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