, Salem, MA

December 23, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Danvers


Police received a 9:41 p.m. report that rocks had been thrown over a fence on Andover Street.

An officer was unable to locate a man who was reported to be looking into cars in the vicinity of 110 Newbury St. at 10:06 a.m.



A 17-year-old man was arrested on Pleasant Street on a charge of possession of liquor under 21 at 5:50 p.m. Police were called to the area for a drunken “male stumbling around with a bottle of booze.”

Samuel D. Snow, 22, 3 Cloutmans Lane, Marblehead, was arrested on charges of drunken driving, failure to stop/yield and leaving the scene of property damage, according to a 6:45 p.m. report. A caller reported to police a white pickup truck sideswiped a couple of parked cars on Pleasant Street and headed toward Salem. Snow was transported to the Swampscott Police Station for a blood alcohol test, according to the log.


Cathryn M. Singley, 18, 21 Prospect Ave., Swampscott, was arrested at 1:03 a.m. after being pulled over on Ocean Avenue on charges of drunken driving, speeding and marked lanes violation. A passenger was taken into protective custody.


Corey M. O’Neil, 21, of Haverhill was arrested at 3 a.m. on charges of drunken driving, speeding and marked lanes violation after being pulled over at the intersection of Humphrey Street and Glendale Road.



A 1:18 a.m. report of an intoxicated person brought police to 1 Keys Drive. Police wrote: “Mother is upset with son who doesn’t work and just stays on the couch. Officers gave mother alternatives, and she may go to court to have the son removed.”

An officer found that a silver SUV had backed up to the front doors of Duddy’s Liquors on Newbury Street, according to a 1:27 a.m. log item. “Tired operator who pulled over to rest,” police wrote later. “He was looking at the treadmills in the fitness store.”

The owner of Zucker’s Bakery at 4 Lake St. reported at 6:34 a.m. that somebody in a white minivan with a missing hubcap had stolen two bread racks from the rear of the business. Police are investigating.

Police received an 11:36 a.m. report of an attempted break-in at an apartment at 22 Keys Drive. Police wrote: “This morning, when the resident arrived back from coffee, maintenance had to assist her in getting into her apartment when they found a piece of a screwdriver debris in the lock.”

Michael W. Nickerson, 26, 176 Newbury St., Apt. 11, Peabody, was arrested at Sears, 210 Andover St., on a charge of shoplifting by asportation, second offense, at 4:11 p.m.

Sebastiao A. Cavalcante, 49, 88 Aborn St., Peabody, was arrested on charges of drunken driving, operating a vehicle recklessly to endanger and unlicensed operation after being pulled over at the intersection of Hourihan and Washington streets at 11:13 p.m.


A caller reported to police at 1:46 a.m. that his friend “swallowed a fish and is now coughing up some blood” at 9 Blueberry Way. A 19-year-old man was transported to Union Hospital.

Police took a report from a caller from Charles Motel, 4 Mill St., stating “his neighbor dumped fecal matter on the property,” at 9:06 a.m. Ellen Pelletier, 53, 4 Mill St., Apt. 11, Peabody, was arrested on charges of vandalizing property and witness intimidation.

Two women were arrested from shoplifting from H & M at Northshore mall, according to a 3:15 p.m. log item. Sophia B. Tizol, 24, 19 Courtney Drive, Beverly, and Danielle Celestin, 24, of Lynn were arrested on charges of shoplifting over $100.

Nicole Denning, 33, 1803 Hollow Tree Court, Peabody, was arrested on a warrant for shoplifting over $100 by asportation, according to a 7:39 p.m. log item.



Police received an 8:04 a.m. report that somebody had heard gunshots in the area of Fort Avenue. Police wrote later: “Nothing showing, possibly duck hunters.”

Two tires of a woman’s vehicle at 39 Harbor St. had been slashed, according to an 8:31 a.m. report. “She stated the only suspect would be her ex-boyfriend,” police wrote.

A 10:09 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 4 Sophia Road, where they determined a mother and daughter were arguing over the latter having gotten into an accident with the former’s vehicle.

Police responded to an apartment at 44 Roslyn St. after a 10:58 a.m. report that there was a squirrel in its kitchen. “Unit 22 responded, squirrel was hiding in walls,” wrote police. “Advised to call pest control.”

A man went to the station about 12:15 p.m. to report that he’d left $100 in an ATM at the 7-Eleven at 28 Norman St. the previous day. “These officers followed up by looking at the store’s camera footage and could not determine whether or not the cash was left in the machine,” police wrote.

Police received a 5:02 p.m. report that an intoxicated person was banging on doors at 12 First St., but officers were unable to locate him or her.

A man reported to police that his car was stolen at 9 p.m. He said he was working out at Planet Fitness, 19 Traders Way, when he noticed his car stolen. The victim stated he had his iPhone 5 and wallet in the car. He had brought his keys into the lockers, where he later noticed them missing. He had two credit cards that were shown to have been used at Target ($157.49) and Wal-Mart ($120) in Salem.

Officers responded to Century Bank at the intersection of Central and Charter streets for “an individual sleeping in the ATM area.” Judith L. Carpentier, 35, homeless, was arrested on a charge of trespassing at 9:34 p.m.


Police responded to 25 Garden Terrace on a report of a man breaking into the house through the rear window at 12:39 p.m. Nelson A. Amparo, 31, of Boston was arrested on charges of nighttime breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property over $250.

Joseph E. Green, 27, 7 Ward St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery and resisting arrest at 3:54 a.m.

Jeffrey R. Vincent, 28, 1 Heritage Drive, Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery on a disabled person at 8:48 a.m.

A woman reported to police at 9:15 a.m. on Essex and Washington streets that her car had been broken into overnight and designer boots, jeans, pants, shirts, ski pants, gloves, jewelry and prescription medication were stolen. There was also a duffle bag, backpack and suitcase stolen.

Patrick B. Hartery, 26, 1 Devereaux Ave., Salem, was arrested at 11:57 a.m. on a charge of domestic assault and battery, according to an 11:57 a.m. log item .


Natasha A. Betemit, 30, 41 Elliot St., Beverly, was arrested after a traffic stop on Lafayette Street on charges of speeding and operating without being licensed, according to a 1:58 a.m. report. Betemit was going 61 mph in a 30 mph speed zone, police said.

Britanny M. Ayers, 19, 19 Geneva St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery, according to a 3:39 a.m. log item

Police responded to Hazel Street to arrest Kristopher Burnham, 24, 19 Hazel St., Salem, on a warrant for attempted murder, domestic assault and battery and unarmed robbery at 10:23 a.m. The case stems from a domestic situation in which Burnham is accused of taking money from his girlfriend and assaulting her, police said. The attempted murder charge is for strangulation.

Maria A. Espaillat, 28, 15 Harbor St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise from Walgreens, 29 New Derby St., at 3:11 p.m.



A report of youths “throwing snowballs at passing cars” on Puritan Road was called in at 1:52 p.m. A caller reported minor damage, according to the log.

A caller reported to police at 6:26 p.m. a person “punching people and armed with a bottle,” on Humphrey Street.

Police responded to Ocean Street and Curry Circle at 10:02 p.m. for a car that rolled into a stone wall causing “some damage.”