, Salem, MA

November 4, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A 5:59 p.m. report of a father-daughter argument brought police to 6 Radcliff Road, where they arrested Vanessa M. Grande, 22, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery. She was also wanted on a warrant.

Police responded to Hilltop Drive after a 9:57 p.m. report of an argument and arrested Ryan J. Belanger, 30, homeless, on charges of domestic assault and battery and trespassing.


Police received a 10:25 a.m. report of an argument on a train at Dodge and Enon streets. Police wrote later: “Separated parties on different coaches, agreeable with conductors. Peace restored over verbal argument.”

Police conducted a traffic stop at Goat Hill Lane and Summit Avenue at 2:10 p.m. and arrested Michael E. Agnew, 60, of 68 Dane St., Beverly, on a charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense.



Kevin McCaffrey, 38, of North Andover was arrested on charges of failure to stop and operating with a revoked license, subsequent offense, during a traffic stop at 2:36 a.m.



A woman reported to police that she was “attacked by two parties” at 4:14 p.m. outside Nordstrom’s at Northshore Mall, 201 Andover St. Police checked with surrounding companies for camera footage.


A caller reported to police that a cat was injured in the road on Goodale Street at 11:22 a.m. The cat was brought to Borash Animal Hospital, according to the log report.

A 20-year-old will be summonsed to court for unlawful possession of a firearm after a report of gunshots being heard at 29 Buxton Lane at 2:55 p.m. A caller reported that “a friend of his called and stated that a neighbor was shooting a handgun,” according to the log report.

A report of gunshots near Cedar Grove Cemetery, 70 Cedar Grove Ave., at 5:07 p.m was determined by an officer to be “kids lighting off fireworks,” according to the log entry.

Matthew S. Wolpe, 29, of Wilmington was arrested at 1201 Crane Brook Way on warrants for possession of class C substance, receiving stolen property, abandoned motor vehicle and operating with a revoked license, at 9:01 p.m.

Approximately $200 in jewelry was reported stolen from 75 Wastington St., Apt. 1L, at 10:48 p.m. after a break-in in which the screen to a window was broken.



Police responded to 35 Mason St. after a 1:39 a.m. report of a domestic dispute and arrested David J. Christensen, 48, of 257 Washington St., Salem, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A 3:21 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 36 Boston St. Upon arrival, officers heard “what sounded like furniture being moved around” and spoke to a woman who said “nothing was going on and that she was by herself,” according to the log. The woman refused to let an officer inside, but the officer went in anyway after hearing somebody in the bathroom, then ordered a man to come out. He complied, but then the woman began yelling at the officer and eventually struck him in the face as he was trying to arrest her, according to the log. Raquel A. Salerno, 23, of 36 Boston St., Salem, was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.

Police received a 9:36 a.m. report of domestic assault at a Ward Street address. Argelis D. Almonte, 20, of 25 Ward St., Salem, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

A 10:57 a.m. report of a fire brought police and the Fire Department to 250 Washington St. An officer wrote later: “Wires smoking in appliance, no fire.”


Richard Cigile, 23, of Canton, Mich., was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct at 1:22 a.m. after police were breaking up a large house party at 414 Lafayette St. He was arrested after refusing to leave the area in a “quiet and orderly fashion.”

Michael A. Gentile, 23, of Brighton was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250 at 1:40 a.m. at 7 Gardner St.,

Roy P. Wellington, 37, and Robert J. Swain, 49, both of 116 Bridge St., Salem, were arrested on charges on disturbing the peace after police responded to a loud party at Lemon Street. Both were also issued a $100 citation for city noise violations.

Sean Meninger, 31, 15 Putnam St., Salem, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery, assault by dangerous weapon, warrant from drunken driving and two counts intimidation of a witness, according to a 12:36 p.m. log item.

Kristen M. Bell, 32, of Lynn was arrested on charges of shoplifting by concealment for the fifth subsequent time from Market Basket on Highland Avenue. She was caught by the manager putting items into her purse, according to a 5:05 p.m. report.

Michael R. Douglas, 27, homeless, was arrested on a charge of trespassing at 19 Rainbow Terrace at 5:41 p.m.


Albert G. Rizzo, 45, 72 Butler St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery at 1:42 a.m.

Police responded to 120 Canal St. on a report of “someone on the roof” at 1:45 a.m. Louis M. Pizzigoni, 26, Locust Street, Danvers, was arrested on a charge of trespassing. Pizzigoni was observed on the roof and was found to be intoxicated, according to police.



It was reported to police that five kids were seen breaking pumpkins on Elwin Street at 8:53 p.m. and went toward 46 Windsor Ave. Another report of five teens smashing pumpkins was reported at 11:22 p.m. on Stetson Avenue.