, Salem, MA

July 23, 2012


The Salem News

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Manuel Genoa, 24, of 288 Washington St., Salem, was arrested at 6:58 p.m. on Lafayette Street by Patrolmen Daniel Tucker and Derek White on a charge of driving with a suspended license and possessing Class D drugs with intent to distribute.

Egles A Oviedo Jr., 34, of 248 Washington St., Salem, was arrested at 6:59 p.m. on Lynch and Pingree streets by the Special Response Unit on charges of possessing a Class A drug with intent to distribute; manufacturing, distributing and displaying the drug; and possessing it with intent to distribute in a school zone. In the same incident, William E. Hartwell , 42, of 75 Palmer St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of illegally possessing the drug. Sgt. Kristian Hanson reported following the pair and watching a drug deal. “Hartwell was found to possess three twists of heroin that he had purchased from Oviedo,” according to the log. Oviedo was said to have “two additional twists of heroin and $145 in cash.”

A woman who told police at 9:30 p.m. that she was walking her dog on Varney Street when it was attacked and bitten by another dog named Buddy. It was her second encounter with Buddy, according to the log. The animal control officer will be notified.

Kilton Aldon Joyce, 52, homeless, was arrested at 10:23 p.m. on Pope Street by Officer Rafael Gonzalez on a charge of disturbing the peace. Joyce had been asked to leave a woman’s home on Pope Street earlier in the night, resulting in a visit by police. Later, he was found “screaming and banging on the door,” according to the log.


Starting at 1:25 a.m., police responded to a series of complaints about fireworks on Canal Street, Willson Street and Holly Street.

Shannon Doherty, 37, of 14 Willow St., Beverly, was arrested at 2:07 a.m. on Beaver Street by Patrolmen John Burke and James Johnson and Sgt. David Tucker on charges of driving the wrong way down a one-way street and drunken driving. Police spotted two vehicles going the wrong way on Beaver Street, but the driver in the second vehicle emerged to tell officers of following Doherty, who had allegedly caused an accident in Peabody. They suggested the witness contact Peabody police.

In a small-scale whodunit, police heard from residents of an apartment on Harbor Street where two laptops and a bag of change went missing overnight, despite the fact none of the four roommates heard anyone come in. There were no signs of forced entry.

Someone looking for a catalytic converter at Advanced Auto Parts on Essex Street didn’t bother to go inside the store. Instead, according to the log at 8:59 a.m., they cut it from the bottom of the parts truck. Police set the value of the part at $1,000.

The owner of Crow Haven Corner called police at 3:27 p.m. regarding “Mothers Against Drunk Driving protesting outside her store,” according to the log. Laurie Stathopoulos said one of the protesters had been in her store. She added that the group has been harassing her on Facebook, as well. Police told her she could obtain a harassment-prevention order. The protesters, led by Marilyn Rubner, were told they must stay out of the store. Neither the police nor an employee at Crow Haven Corner, a witch shop, could explain why the business drew the ire of MADD. But members of the Wiccan community have been outspoken in their support of Angelique Griffin, 25, a Wiccan who has been charged with motor vehicle homicide while drunk in a June 16 accident that killed passenger Dillon Renard, 19.

Donald Yancy, 33, of 22 Amity St., Lynn, was arrested at 4:23 p.m. on Lafayette Street by Patrolmen Derek White and Daniel Tucker on a charge of being disorderly. He was also wanted on an outstanding warrant. Police describe Yancy as so combative that he distracted the driver, causing an accident as police backed into the station garage.

Cody Zachery Sousa, 20, of 5 Harrison Ave., Salem, and Todd Allen McDermott, 22, of 13 Palmer St., Salem, were arrested at 8:46 p.m. on Harbor Street by Patrolmen Gilbert Priddy and Rafael Gonzalez on a charge of trespassing. Sousa was also charged in violating the city knife ordinance.

Johnny Amador Deleon, 53, of 49 Harbor St., Salem, was arrested at 10:13 p.m. on Harbor Street by Patrolmen Derek White and Daniel Tucker on charges of malicious destruction of property, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and being disorderly. Police had responded initially to a report of a man banging on cars.

Michael H. Morency Jr., 26, of 2 Star Ave. Salem, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. on Central Street by Officer Kathleen Rocheville on charges of driving with a suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle and creating unnecessary noise.

A woman told police at 11:28 p.m. that she was walking on Mason Street with her boyfriend “when she was hit by an unknown projectile, which she thought may have been a BB,” according to the log. A “light-color, Honda-type vehicle” was passing at the time and appeared to flee.


A woman on Hazel Street complained at 2:18 a.m. that she heard things hitting her house and looked out to find a sink strainer, a kitchen brush and an empty bottle of Formula 409. She explained she’s having issues with neighbors and thinks someone was aiming at a spotlight mounted on her house.

It was a sign of something when police spotted a street sign on the roof of a motor vehicle parked on Linden Street at 9:22 a.m. An officer removed it and placed it by the road for the DPW. He was unable to reach the vehicle’s owner, and the reason the sign got on the vehicle remains a mystery.

Police and the harbormaster escorted a woman to Pigs Island, where she said she saw a foot-long bone on the rocks while kayaking. A search of the entire island did not lead to any bone.

A missing teenage girl was located at 10:39 a.m. under the bridge on Congress Street near Pickering Wharf, according to a 10:39 a.m. log entry.

A woman reported the theft of her catalytic converter on Parallel Street, according to the log at 10:46 a.m.



A Hollywood ending was the aim after a movie truck hit a parked car on Atlantic Avenue. “Movie people want to pay out of pocket and not go through insurance,” according to the log at 11:38 a.m. A note and a business card were left at the scene.

The limits of locks were established for a man who told police at 2:14 p.m. that he locks his bike and hops on the bus to Boston daily. On Thursday, someone stole the tires off his bike.


A 41-year-old Marblehead woman was taken into protective custody after a report at 9:15 p.m. that she was “screaming in the street.”


Philip W. Freidin, 21, of 23 Pinecliff Drive, Marblehead, was arrested at 1:56 a.m. on West Shore Drive and Village Street on charges of drunken driving, speeding, negligent operation of a vehicle and marked lanes violations. Responding were the Marblehead Fire Department and officers Arthur Buckley, Christopher Adkerson and James Donovan. The vehicle “went over front wall onto lawn,” according to the log.



A man hit by a vehicle on Route 1 near the Pump N Pantry suffered head, hip and ankle injuries. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, according to a 3:35 p.m. log entry. Police say he was transported as a precaution.

David D. Hale Jr., 39, of 68 Barstow St., Salem, was arrested at 7:12 p.m. on Washington Street by Officer Matthew Mason on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. This followed a report in the log of a “road rage” incident where the alleged victim charged that a driver and passenger emerged from a green Lexus wearing “red devil vests” and carrying a knife.

A wallet and an iPod touch went missing after a driver reported at 7:35 p.m. that his car was broken into while in the vicinity of Jiffy Lube on Route 114.


Jose R. Vargas, 51, of 117 Maverick St., Boston, was arrested at 1:46 a.m. on Lynnfield St. for drunken driving, having an open container in his vehicle and marked lanes violations.

A woman was taken to Salem Hospital after an accident reported at 3:58 a.m. on Lowell Street.

Debby Correia, 35, of Framingham hit and moved a fire hydrant and struck a home, according to the log.

Police were uncertain regarding the identity of a driver in a Dodge Charger “operating aggressively and tailgating” on Route 128, according to the log, and perhaps “using blue lights to make a car stop.” An officer familiar with such a vehicle suggested “the person is a constable and not legitimate law enforcement.” Michael Hallberg, 46, of 78 Goodale St., Peabody, was arrested by Officer Brian Richard at his address at 9:08 a.m. on charges of domestic assault and battery and witness intimidation. Police had previously taken a call from a woman who said “her husband is out of control and possibly intoxicated,” according to the log.

Colton C. Buckley, 21, of 95 Main St., Peabody, was arrested at his address at 10:22 a.m. by Officer Christos Zamakis on a charge of domestic assault and battery. Initially, police had been called concerning a man “upset that his ex-girlfriend is trying to move out,” according to the log.

Belzain Fuentes, 30, of 20 High St., Lynn, was arrested at 11:15 a.m. on Lynn Street by Officer Mark Saia on a charge of failing to stop or yield and driving with a suspended license.

Spray paint was used to vandalize a vehicle on Bartholomew Street, according to a complaint at 1:23 p.m.

Jennifer E. Henriquez, 36, of 85A Lisbon St., Malden, and Joyce V. Keech, 39, of 71 Thornton St., Lawrence, were arrested at 4:49 p.m. at the Northshore Mall J.C. Penney on charges of shoplifting.

Donald W. Valentine, 40, of 89 W. Main St., Georgetown, was arrested in his town on a charge of driving under the influence and will be summonsed by Peabody police for allegedly driving to endanger and leaving the scene of property damage following a 7:24 p.m. accident on Washington Street. Police acted on the basis of a partial plate obtained by witnesses.

The staff at Starbucks on Route 114 requested extra police patrols at 7:39 p.m. after a customer made a death threat.



An iPod and clothing went missing after a vehicle was broken into near the movie theater at the Liberty Tree Mall, according to the log at 12:57 a.m. A computer was stolen from a vehicle on High Street, as logged at 3:27 p.m. And a radio and money were taken from a vehicle at Motel 6 on Route 1, according to a 4:10 p.m. log entry.

Matthew Paul Chute, 21, of 23 Water St., Danvers, was arrested at 10:09 p.m. at his address by Officer Christopher Sanborn on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police investigated a report of a woman assaulted in the vicinity of Endicott Green Apartments on Route 1, as logged at 10:41 p.m. A domestic dispute was investigated in the same area early Sunday morning.



Cameron White, 21, of 26 Elm Place, Swampscott, was arrested at 8:32 p.m. on Beryl Street by Sgt. Joseph Kable and Officer Brian Wilson on two counts of domestic assault and battery, assault and battery, disorderly conduct, and possession of a Class E substance.