, Salem, MA

September 1, 2011




Marblehead Smile Design and Family Dental on Atlantic Avenue reported paintballs had been shot at a vehicle and building at 6:36 p.m. No damage was found by a responding officer.



Daniel Webster, 51, of 2 Fuller Road, Middleton, was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license.



At 9:57 a.m., a past break-in, with a MacBook laptop stolen, was reported from 7 Emmet St.

A small mulch fire was reported near 8 Oak St. at 12:28 p.m. The fire was extinguished before police and fire personnel arrived.

At 1:31 p.m., a person reported vandalism to a vehicle at 12 Quail Road. A responding officer found no vandalism, only bird droppings on the car.



At 4:13 p.m., police responded to Rosyln Street after a caller reported she was hypnotized a few weeks ago by two female acquaintances, whose names she cannot remember, and she now stutters as a result. She declined medical attention.

Police responded to an accident on North Street at 4:23 p.m. A vehicle driven by Mark Bannister, 48, of 25 Lee St., Salem, collided with a vehicle driven by Kimberly Galeota, 32, of 34 Fairmount St., Salem. Bannister was cited for following too closely; Galeota and her son refused medical treatment.

At 6:03 p.m., police responded to a report of a past break-in at 7 Clifton Ave. Sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., the home was entered and three watches, a laptop computer, an iPad, a pair of diamond earrings and $3,000 in cash were taken, according to the resident. Police have no suspects or witnesses to the incident.

At 6:54 p.m., police responded to 17 Leavitt St. to take a report of stolen medication and found an altercation with a hammer had occurred over the medication. Annette Mathis, 34, of 15 Leavitt St., Salem, and Courtney Arsenault, 25, of 56 Salem St., Salem, were arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; Arsenault was also charged on a warrant for possession of heroin.


Officers responded to East Collins Street twice in the span of 30 minutes to speak with the same group of residents about arguing loudly in the street. Just before 1 a.m., Mark Rosen, 39, of 103 Cabot St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace. A second resident, an intoxicated female, was taken into protective custody.

At 8:30 a.m., officers went to 20 Summit St. and issued a criminal complaint against Halinson Hernandez and Emmanuel Santiago for violating Mass. General Laws against keeping a disorderly house. Police said they have responded to more than a dozen early morning calls this year at 20 Summit St. for loud music, disturbances and loud parties.



At 11:23 p.m., police responded to a report of erratic driver on Maple Street at Newbury Street. Maria Baker, 41, of 16 Patricia Road, Danvers, was arrested and charged with a marked lanes violation and drunken driving, first offense.


At a 1:57 a.m. vehicle stop at Forest and Maple streets, Cameron Viveiros, 19, of 4 Vassar St., Medford, was arrested and charged on a warrant for past motor vehicle charges, including driving with a suspended license, a stop sign violation and an improper turn.

Police responded to a 12:02 p.m. vehicle accident at Holten and Pine streets and arrested Paul Meinerth, 66, of 5 Pat Drive, Danvers, charging him with drunken driving, failure to use care in starting, stopping, turning or backing, and driving without an inspection sticker.

At 12:31 p.m., police took a report of a vehicle break-in at Planet Fitness, 20 Archmeadow Drive.

Police responded to a 2:44 p.m. report of road rage at 194 Endicott St. and arrested Peter Dantonio, 32, of 202 Pine St., Danvers, and charged him with disorderly conduct.



At 8:45 a.m., an officer disposed of a needle found near the bathhouse at Dane Street Beach.

Police took a report of a past vehicle break-in on Rantoul at Federal Street at 12:27 p.m.