, Salem, MA

December 16, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


Everyone seems to do it. Travel down the breakdown lane to take a right onto Water Street off the Beverly-Salem Bridge. Between 8:20 and 11:15 a.m., police pulled over 15 cars and issued 14 citations for people taking the risk. One man didn’t take the news well after getting a citation and was “very confrontational and verbally abusive to officer. Operator felt that because everyone drives down the breakdown lane that it should be allowed,” according to the log. The driver continued to “belittle” the officer before driving off and giving the officer “the finger.”


There was a report of a vehicle into a hydrant filed at 4:56 p.m.


William J. Stickney Jr., 44, 202 Rantoul St., was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct at 12:01 a.m. after police were called to Rantoul Street for a false fire alarm.

Jennifer A. Deinstadt, 34, of Stoneham was arrested on three counts of possessing a class B drug and two counts of possession to distribute drug at Rantoul Street and Broadway. Police were called to the area at 1:20 a.m. to a “party being harassed at gas station.”



A road-rage incident was reported to police at 7:01 p.m. at Liberty Tree Mall, where a “male punched her car.”

Robert Petrelis, 22 Willowbrae Drive, Peabody, was arrested at Wal-Mart on charges of shoplifting by price-tag tampering, according to a 10:46 p.m. log item.


A snow blower was reported stolen from the Courtyard Marriott, 275 Independence Way, at 11:51 a.m.


Sotonye Hart, 30, of Boston, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery at Motel 6 at 3:09 a.m. Police were called to the hotel on a report that a “male punched her.”

Derek Farrell, 31, 77 Wenham St., Danvers, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery at 42 Princeton St. at 10:34 a.m.



Police were called to Henrys Way at 11:27 a.m. on a report of “people on his property stealing rocks.” The workers were told to put the rocks back, and it “appeared to be miscommunication with their boss and owner of property,” according to the log item.

Police arrested three people after a person called to report a “group of kids that were smashing bottles” on Lighthouse Lane and left in a green Honda Accord at 8:56 p.m. Arrested were Phy Am, 33, of Lynn, on charges of receiving a stolen vehicle, possessing class E drug and violation to conceal identification; Charles L. Collins-Robinson, 21, of Lynn, on charges of receiving a stolen vehicle, drunken driving and possession of class E drug; and Brian W. Vargas, 24, of Lynn, receiving stolen vehicle.

A caller reported to police at 9:23 p.m. that a silver Ford Taurus frequently parks at the lot at the bottom of Seaview Avenue, and he believes it is “two people having sex.” When asked why he thinks that, he stated, “there is usually a pile of used condoms on the ground,” according to the log.


A resident on Maple Street reported at 6:58 a.m. that someone had stolen all the wreaths from his house, which are valued over $100.



Police responded to Burlington Coat Factory, 310 Andover St., for a shoplifter that had escaped at 6:53 p.m. Lynn police were notified of a vehicle description.

Nicole J. Quinlan, 32, 8 Walnut St., Apt. 419, Peabody, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and vehicle lights violation on Andover Street at 9:21 p.m.

A person reported to police that the rear passenger window of a vehicle was smashed out by a unknown person while it was parked at the Cheesecake Factory, 210 Andover St., at 10:48 p.m.

A caller reported at 10:55 p.m. that a left rear tire had been punctured at 14 Collins St.

A man reported to police at 10:18 p.m. that someone had broken into a car parked on Bourbon Street by smashing the rear driver’s-side window and stolen a laptop, hair-styling tools and $400 in cash.


A person reported a motorcycle stolen from Esquire Circle at 11:27 a.m.

A caller reported to police that his neighbor left a dead cat at his door on Mill Street and threatened him at 11:54 a.m. A 53-year-old woman will be summonsed to court for criminal harassment, threats and malicious damage, according to the log.

Ahmed Khafi, 37, of Lynn was arrested on two counts of shoplifting over $100 by concealing and receiving stolen property under $250 from Sears at Northshore Mall at 1:34 p.m. A five-year trespass notice was issued to Khafi by the mall.

A car was reported “off the road into the woods” at the intersection of Forest Street and Farm Avenue at 2:02 p.m. The operator appeared “to be OK,” according to the log. The car was towed out of the woods.

John Frasca, 46, of Lynnfield was arrested on six counts of shoplifting at Hannaford’s, 637 Lowell St., at 2:05 p.m.

A man reported to police at 4:22 p.m. that his 8-year-old was shot by a “BB gun” earlier in the day. Police were able to locate all the juveniles involved and confiscated an Airsoft gun for destruction, according to the log.

Brad R. Jackson, 33, of 286 Newbury St., Apt. 149, Peabody, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and domestic assault and battery after police were called to the address at 5:49 p.m.


Police responded to Centennial Drive at 4:07 a.m. for a “pole down due to plow hitting it.”



A U-Haul van parked at 43 Jefferson Ave. was reported stolen at 4:31 p.m. The vehicle was recovered in Lynn before it was reported stolen

Ashley E. Lachance, 19, homeless, was arrested on assault and battery and two warrants at the intersection of Broad and Winthrop streets at 9:16 p.m.


Panagiotis Mattheos, 38, 20 Hawthorne St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct on Highland Avenue at 1:17 a.m.

Police responded to Lafayette and Leach streets on a report of a “suspicious male party who approached a female” at 1:55 a.m. The woman reported that a man pulled over in a silver Toyota as she walked alone and asked her if she was a prostitute and left after she said no. He later approached her on foot and “exposed himself to her,” she reported to police. She said that the man got back into his car and drove in the direction of Lafayette Street. The man was not located.

A caller reported “male parties smashed windows to Hummer” at the intersection of Lawrence and Wheatland Street at 5:31 p.m.

Matthew J. Kowalski, 36, 36R West St., Beverly, was arrested on charges of disorderly person and resisting arrest at 9:39 p.m. Kowalski refused to leave the Tavern in Square restaurant and became “combative and belligerent” toward police, according to the log.


Nicole C. Wright, 31, of Lynn was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by asportation at 450 Highland Ave. at 1:50 p.m.



The school resource officer reported that there was a “nonstudent creating a disturbance” at the high school, 200 Essex St. at 1:33 p.m.


Thomas Hill, 47, 1 Loring Ave., Swampscott, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidating a witness, according to a 3:24 a.m. log item.

Police responded to a report of a vehicle hitting a guard rail and fire hydrant on Puritan Road at 11:18 p.m. The Fire Department was notified about the hydrant being out of service.