, Salem, MA

October 17, 2013

Salem police: One break-in suspect arrested, another eludes officers

By Neil H. Dempsey
Staff Writer

---- — SALEM — Police say one man was arrested and another eluded officers after a report that somebody was trying car doors on Summit Avenue early yesterday morning.

Edely Benard Telfort, 21, of 26 Waitt Ave., Lynn, was arrested on charges of two counts of receiving stolen property over $250 and two counts of receiving stolen property under $250, according to the incident log and an interview with an officer.

Police responded to the area of Summit and Leach streets about 1:15 a.m. after a report of a suspicious white SUV and a man checking the handles of car doors.

“Upon arrival...a black male with a white sweatshirt was observed with the door open to an SUV and a flashlight in hand,” wrote police. “Right next to that parked vehicle, there was a white SUV with the light and engine running.”

The operator of the vehicle — later identified at Telfort — then “flashed his light” and began to leave the area, while the black male in the sweatshirt ran off behind 47 Leach St., police wrote. Officers chased after the suspect but were unable to locate him.

Telfort was stopped and arrested without incident.

Police say the pair entered at least three vehicles and stole items including GPS devices, a purse and a credit card. Those items were recovered.

Officers had cleared the scene by 2:37 a.m.