, Salem, MA

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February 24, 2014




Justin G. Burt, 26, 67 Pulaski St., Peabody, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and leaving the scene of property damage at the intersection of Andover and Cross streets at 2:58 a.m. Police reported a light post was hit.



Police responded to the East India Square parking garage on a report of a “party hit with snowball” from youths on the roof of the garage at 4:44 p.m. No pedestrians were struck. Two teenage boys admitted throwing a snowball from the roof. They were advised “not to throw snowballs to prevent any injuries to the pedestrians and to prevent any possible criminal charges,” according to the log item.

At 6:07 p.m., a Chestnut Street resident reported an “unknown person” took a copper downspout from the front corner of her home. The pipes are valued at $300. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time, according to the log item.

Moises Lopez-Chavez, 47, of Lynn was arrested on a charge of operating without being licensed after police were called to Traders Way for a male and female arguing, according to a 10:27 p.m. log item.


Kayla A. DeFilippo, 23, and Carlos A. Escobar, 22, both of 19 Hazel St., Salem, were arrested on charges of disturbing the peace when police were called to the residence on a report of a “loud party at 1:01 a.m. About 50 people were cleared out of the cellar, according to the log item.

A Department of Public Works vehicle was reported stuck in a sinkhole at the intersection of Chandler Road and Lillian Road at 9:42 a.m.

Robert B. Bocage, 35, 70 Rainbow Terrace, Salem, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery (two counts), assault and battery by dangerous weapon, intimidation of a witness and larceny over $250 at 12 First St., according to a 1:17 p.m. log item. Bocage pushed his girlfriend to the ground and kicked her when she got up to call police and ripped the phone off the wall, police said. About a month ago, he burned her left shoulder with a hot spoon he was using to cook, police said.

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