SPD Called During Haircut
An excerpt from the Salem Police Department's Monday log.
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's Monday log. Police were called to several residences about break-ins. Police made several arrests, including one for a break-in that occured in the parking lot of the hospital.
- Police responded to a report that a car had hit a parked motor vehicle on Highland Avenue at 12:32 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, officials said they spoke with the driver who informed them a child's toy had fallen by her feet while she was driving, and when she looked down to pick it up, she struck a parked car.
- At 12:50 a.m. Monday, police responded to Bridge Street on a report of an accident. When they arrived, the officer saw a jeep against a piece of construction equipment. Police said the driver did not see the Bobcat due to low visibility caused by heavy rain and crashed into it.
- Police responded to a report that a dog on Circle Hill Road had been attacked by an unknown animal. When they arrived, police said the resident informed the officer an unknown animal was in his backyard. Police said the animal was moving and did not appear to be rabid. The resident was instructed to check his dog for injuries.
- Police arrested John Joseph Smargiassi, 31, on a warrant and a charge of breaking and entering with intent to commit a crime Monday after Officers Davis, Bedard, Tucker and Salvo responded to the parking lot of Shaughnessy Hospital at 3:42 a.m. Police said they were called after a hospital employee was caring for a patient and noticed a person in the parking lot checking car door handles. Officers spoke with the witness, who described an individual who fit Smargiassi's description. Police said Smargiassi was seen entering a mini-van parked in the lot. Police said the owner of the van was contacted, but nothing was missing.
- At 8:11 a.m. Monday, police responded to Pep Boys on Highland Avenue after it was reported three tires were slashed. Police spoke to a party who said her vehicle was towed to the business that morning from Endicott and Winthrop streets after she saw her tires had been slashed. The party told police everything was in tact at 8 p.m. the night prior.
- Police responded to a report of a child banging and screaming at 10:04 a.m. Monday. An officer responded to the residence and spoke with the mother who said she was giving her son a haircut and he does not like it. The child, who was in the bath when the officer arrived, appeared safe and happy, police said.
- At 10:48 am. Monday, police said they received a call from the Clipper Ship Inn regarding a past larceny. Police said the owner reported a guest took towels, sheets and a bath mat from the room.
- Police responded to Beach Avenue at 4:25 p.m. Monday after a larceny of scrap metal was reported. Police said the resident told police she put two old cast iron radiators and cast iron pipes on the side of her house while construction was being done. On Sunday, the woman's neighbor told her she saw a pickup truck come and load the items into a pickup truck. Authorities said the metal was valued at $400.
- At 5:20 p.m. Monday, police responded to Carrollton Street after it was reported jewelry was stolen from a residence. Detectives said entry was made through a back door.
- Police responded to Lafayette Street at 5:24 p.m. Monday to retrieve a lost guide dog. Police said the party who recovered the dog said the animal had been wandering in the park for an hour without an owner. The dog was returned to its owner.
- At 5:54 p.m., police said they received a call a Playstation had been stolen from a residence on Congress Street.
- Officer Tucker responded to Perkins Street at 6 p.m. Monday after it was reported an EBT card had been stolen. Police said the male party told the officer his friend had taken the card and spent $93 on it and has not returned it. The male party making the report had an active warrant and was placed under arrest after making the report, police said. Robert P. O'Dell, 22, of 16 Ashton Tr., in Lynn, was placed under arrest on a warrant for shoplifting.
- Police responded to Calumuet Street at 6:32 p.m. Monday after it was reported jewelry was stolen from a residence. Police said entry was made through the back door.
- At 6:48 p.m., police responded to an Essex Street shop after it was reported someone made a threatening comment on a Facebook page and then showed up at the shop. Police advised the party to block the person on Facebook and print a photo to be kept at the register so that employees can call police and issue a no-trespass order if he returns to the store.
Also on Monday:
- Police arrested Nicole DeJoy, 29, of 126 Shore Dr., in Peabody, on a warrant.
- Angela Licari, 30, of 61 Atlanta St., in Haverhill, was arrested on a warrant.
- Miguel Morales, 50, of 300 Eustis St., in Roxbury, was arrested on a warrant.