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Armed Home Invasion Reported on Rainbow Terrace

The following information was submitted by the Salem Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Salem Police Department.
Salem Police Department.

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

Friday, Dec. 6

  • At 4:55 p.m., a Boston Street woman called police to report that her license plate had been stolen.
  • At 5:17 p.m., police responded to a report of past threats on Hardy Street.
  • At 5:42 p.m., police made an arrest on Summer Street. Michael C. Byors, 25, of 70 Summer St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 6:31 p.m., a Lawrence Street man called police to report that one of his rear windows was shot out with what looked like a pellet.
  • At 6:40 p.m., a Bridge Street woman called police to report that someone stole Christmas ornaments out of her cellar.
  • At 9:30 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on North Street.
  • At 10:13 p.m., police responded to a reported spill on Swampscott Road. An officer was unable to locate any spill.
  • At 10:30 p.m., police responded to a report of loud music on Palmer Street.

Saturday, Dec. 7


  • At 12:47 a.m., a Boston Street woman called police to report that a package delivered to her house had been stolen.
  • At 1:07 a.m., a Jefferson Avenue resident called police to report that a truck had just driven into their porch. A man told police he had a coughing fit and blacked out while driving. Click Here for our full story.
  • At 1:54 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Shillaber Street.
  • At 2:16 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Lafayette Street.
  • At 3:02 a.m., Salem State University police made an arrest on Loring Avenue. Kelvin L. Kariuki, 27, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering during the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, larceny of property valued under $150 and trespassing. He was reportedly found making himself something to eat in the Salem State University cafeteria.
  • At 3:57 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Dow Street.
  • At 7:40 a.m., police responded to a single-vehicle accident involving a fire hydrant on Marlborough Road.
  • At 9:18 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Essex Street.
  • At 10:07 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Harbor Street. Scott C. Bixby Jr., 25, of 38 Harbor St., Salem, was arrested on two counts of domestic assault and battery, intimidating a witness and manufacturing a class D substance (marijuana). Two marijuana plants were reportedly found inside the apartment.
  • At 10:14 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Buffum Street.
  • At 10:37 a.m., a man called police to report that he unknowingly left an envelope containing $3,700 inside the vestibule of the Sovereign Bank ATM on Essex Street. The bank staff was notified and the envelope was not turned in. Police will review the video of the ATM at the time of the theft.
  • At 10:46 a.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at The Boutique on Front Street.
  • At 11:44 a.m., police responded to a large fight on High Street. A large group scattered when police arrived.
  • At 2:01 p.m., police made an arrest on Dow Street. Matthew J. Watson, 34, of Highland Ave., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having two outstanding warrants.
  • At 2:07 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Target on Highland Avenue. Matthew D. Murray, 22, of 10 Freeman Road, Salem, was arrested on charges of larceny over $250 and possessing burglarious tools.
  • At 2:21 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Summer Street.
  • At 3:14 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on St. Peter Street.
  • At 4:05 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a cyclist near the intersection of Lafayette and Peabody streets. Michael J. Downing, 40, of 61 Ashland St., Lynn.
  • At 4:32 p.m., a man called police to report that his car battery was stolen from his car while it was parked on Loring Avenue.
  • At 4:35 p.m., police responded to a report of past damage to a motor vehicle on Ward Street.
  • At 5:07 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Warren Street. 
  • At 5:37 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious man with a gun near the intersection of Dow and Prince Streets.
  • At 5:40 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Mt. Vernon Street.
  • At 6:07 p.m., a loose dog was recovered near the intersection of North and Symonds streets.
  • At 6:25 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Harbor Street.
  • At 6:44 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Balcomb Street.
  • At 7:08 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Target on Highland Avenue. 
  • At 8:28 p.m., police responded to a reported home invasion on Rainbow Terrace. Three people reportedly told police that three men had just broken into their home and robbed them at gunpoint. The alleged victims told police a laptop and Playstation 3 were stolen and their TV was smashed. Detectives are investigating.
  • At 10:20 p.m., a Planter Street woman called police to report that someone had just driven into house. A witness at the scene reportedly told police a highly intoxicated man had just stolen her car. A warrant will be applied for Brian Richardson, 45, on charges of breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, wanton destruction of property, larceny of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, 9th subsequent offense and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. The Salem Fire Department and the city's Building Inspector responded to the scene to inspect the damage. The Building Inspector did not find any major structural damage and the residence was cleared.
  • At 11:06 p.m., police responded to a loud house party on Mason Street.

Sunday, Dec. 8:

  •  12:32 a.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on North Street.
  • At 1:03 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle break-in on Belleview Avenue. Two juveniles were arrested on a charge of breaking and entering a vehicle during the nighttime with intent to commit a felony.
  • At 1:23 a.m., police responded to a disturbance on Porter Street.
  • At 1:59 a.m., police responded to a report of a loud argument on Lynde Street. A couple told police they were playing video games and were just yelling at the TV. 
  • At 9:58 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Essex Street.
  • At 1:09 p.m., police responded to a past break-in on First Street.
  • At 2:40 p.m., police responded to a report of a gas odor on Essex Street. Local firefighters reportedly found a gas stove leaking in an apartment on the first floor. Gas service to the building was shut off.
  • At 4:06 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Jefferson Avenue.
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Steve December 09, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Wow! This city is becoming filled with criminals who probably are getting away with their crimes because the court is so messed up.

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