Vehicle Destroyed Off-Roading at Gallows Hill Park
The following information was submitted by the Salem Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Wednesday, Jan. 16:
- At 4:16 p.m., police responded to a neighborly dispute on Leavitt Court.
- At 4:17 p.m., police responded to Lotus Gifts for a report of a past shoplifter. An employee told police she noticed that a man stealing a sweatshirt from a clothing rack outside of the store was caught on surveillance video. After an investigation, a warrant will be issued for William McLaughlin and Karen Beaupre, both of whom are reportedly known to police.
- At 5:20 p.m., a local man called police to report that his dog had been attacked by two other dogs while on a walk in the area of Gallows Hill Road.
- At 6:01 p.m., police responded to a reported road rage incident near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Marlborough Road.
- At 6:04 p.m., police responded to a report of a motor vehicle stuck in the woods at Gallows Hill Park. The driver and passenger reportedly told police that they were off-roading. Joseph W. Eddy, 20, of 354 Broadway Lane, Lynn, was arrested on charges of trespassing with intent to damage trees and grass and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Michael W. Pearl, 20, of 21 Bertuccio Ave., Salem, was arrested on a charge of trespassing with intent to damage trees. Eddy's Subaru Forrester sustained "major damage to the entire vehicle, major dents, scratches all over the body and major damage to the undercarriage as well."
- At 6:31 p.m., police reportedly notiecd a man acting in a disoderly manner while riding his bike on Essex Street. Christopher Thomas II, 26, of 29 Bakersfield St., Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of carrying a large knife, disorderly conduct and illegally possessing a class C substance.
- At 9:22 p.m., police responded to The Hawthorne Hotel after a woman reported losing a Tiffany's ring while washing her hands.
Thursday, Jan. 17:
- At 1:01 a.m., police responded to the intersection of North and School streets after a motorist reported kids throwing snowballs.
- At 1:17 a.m., police responded to a weather-related motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Bridge Street and Pierce Avenue.
- At 2:10 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Burnside Street.
- At 3:01 a.m., police responded to a weather-related accident involving a taxi on Marlborough Road.
- At 3:14 a.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on Lafayette Street. Maria V. Espinosa, 27, of 62 Perkins St., Salem, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and illegally possessing a class E substance.
- At 6:36 a.m., police responded to a report of a loud trash picker on Washington Street.
- At 8:38 a.m., a Willson Street resident called police to report finding a "spent casing" in front of their house.
- At 9:16 a.m., firefighters assisted someone who was stuck in an elevator on Essex Street.
- At 9:41 a.m., police responded to a report theft on Amanda Way. A foreman told police that $400 worth of copper wiring was stolen from the basement of 11 Amanda Way.
- At 11:18 a.m., police responded to Congress Street after a resident there reportedly found a rear door damaged.
- At 11:23 a.m., a foreman called police to report that $300 in copper wiring was stolen from the basement area of 12 Amanda Way and that an engine oil line was cut overnight.
- At 12:23 p.m., police received word that a semi-trailer truck took down a large tree limb on Congress Street. The fire dpartment was called to the scene and the Salem DPW removed the branches and freed the truck. The truck was not damaged.
- At 12:32 p.m., an employee at the Walgreens on New Derby Street called police to report that a woman left the store without paying for numerous items, including deodorant, a sweater and gloves. Officers were unable to locate anyone in the area.
- At 1:48 p.m., police located a woman known to have an outstanding warrant on Salem Street. Courtney M. Arsenault, 25, of 56 Salem St., Salem, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant. Stephen P. Pappas, 48, of 28 Lindsay Road, York, Maine, was arrested on a charge of possessing a class B substance (Suboxone). Danielle M. Pruitt, 42, 41 Walnut St., Reading, was arrested on a charge of illegally possessing a class B substance (cocaine), subsequent offense.
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