, Salem, MA

January 2, 2014


The Salem News

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Police assisted the Fire Department with a report of a transformer fire on Beaver Street at 4:41 p.m.

Kevin Manuel Quintero, 31, of 32 Chatham St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police received a report of a possible domestic dispute at 6:22 p.m. at 12 First St.

Police and fire crews responded to a fire in a first-floor kitchen at 128 Boston St. at 6:51 p.m. When police arrived, all of the residents were out of the building. The apartment was vented of smoke and the occupants were allowed to return.

Police responded to 18 Porter St. at 7:05 p.m. on a report of a house break. The resident told officers a robot piggy bank was missing.


At 1:05 a.m., police took a drunken man into protective custody after a report of a someone in the hallway at 292 Washington St.

At 1:56 a.m., police went to the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W., for a noise complaint. Police advised a loud group in the third-floor hallway to return to their rooms.

At 2:20 a.m., police went to 52 Roslyn St. for a report of a man causing a disturbance. Police took a drunken individual into protective custody.

Police at 9:27 a.m. took a report of an overnight break into a vehicle at 7 Bow St. A Garmin Nuvi GPS unit and the motor vehicle’s manual were reported missing. There were no signs of forced entry, police said.

Police responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a retaining wall in front of 3 Winter Island Road around 2 p.m. Police said the driver was blinded by the sun when her vehicle veered onto the road’s shoulder, striking the wall. Those in the vehicle were not injured, but the car had extensive passenger’s side front end damage and had to be towed. The wall did not appear to be damaged.

An officer was flagged down at 2:51 p.m. by someone who was concerned a man was walking down Highland Avenue and staggering into the street. Police found a homeless Peabody man who was swaying back and forth and had glassy eyes and slurred speech. After he was given a field sobriety test, he was placed into protective custody. Back at the station, police discovered he had an outstanding warrant for indecent exposure and city ordinance violations.



Michael Conway, 38, of 24 Putnam St., Salem, was arrested at 4 a.m. and charged with disorderly conduct after a report of a disturbance on Highland Avenue.

John Reddy Jr., 36, of 24 Arthur St., Beverly, was arrested and charged at 7 a.m. with malicious destruction of property. He reportedly smashed a television in the house.



Domenic Difabio, 51, of 145 Euclid Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license after he was stopped at 293 Maple St. at 1:21 p.m.

Kayla Myrer, 20, of 127 Hampton Circle, Hull, was arrested at 3:52 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 55 Brooksby Village Drive, and charged with shoplifting.



Sandy Villanlona-Santana, 23, of 7 Elm St., Apt. 1, Peabody, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery after an incident in the vicinity of 7 Elm St.

Two Charlestown women were summonsed for shoplifting over $100 at Macy’s at the Northshore Mall at 3:12 p.m.

State police responded to a three-car accident at Centennial Drive and Route 128 at 3:25 p.m.

A caller reported at 3:34 p.m. his motor vehicle was entered and the ignition was damaged at 3 Anthony Road.

Jason Banville, 30, of 12 Oak Ave., Peabody, was arrested and charged with driving after license suspension, a subsequent offense, at 47 Bartholemew St. at 4:49 p.m.

Animal control responded to a report of a cat stuck in a fence at 115 Central St. at 7:34 p.m. The officer was able to free the cat.

Police received a report at 11:12 p.m. that some intoxicated customers were refusing to pay their bill at Pellana restaurant, 9R Sylvan St. Police persuaded the revelers to pay their bill and they left in a cab.


A caller at 1:59 a.m. reported a man wearing a black tank top was yelling in the middle of Anthony Road. An officer reported the man was attending a party at 3 Anthony Road, and the resident agreed to keep the noise down and the people inside.

At 3:26 a.m., police checked on an intoxicated woman walking in the area of 47 Washington St. and 44 Oak St. The officer transported the woman to the lobby of the station, and she was later picked up by her brother.

Danvers police reported a brush fire off Route 128 and Centennial Drive southbound at 9:51 a.m.

A caller from Veterans Memorial Drive reported the window of his vehicle had been damaged at 10:17 a.m.



An officer was flagged down on Ocean Avenue at 3:32 p.m. by a person who turned over a hypodermic needle, which the officer secured.

A caller said she followed a blue Chevrolet pickup on Tedesco Street heading into Swampscott that was occupied by three people who appeared to be throwing rocks from their windows at 4:06 p.m. The caller saw the vehicle enter Stop & Shop in Swampscott. Police spoke with the driver’s mother who reported it was not ice balls or rocks coming from the windows, but grapes. The officer was advised by the mother the driver would not do this again.