, Salem, MA

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January 16, 2013



Police received a 1:54 a.m. report that a dog was being attacked “by other animals” at Hillside Avenue and Heritage Drive, but an officer was unable to locate anything amiss in the area.

Somebody walked out of Walmart at 450 Highland Ave. with two generators, according to a 10:59 a.m. report.

At 11:25 a.m., an officer at the Salem District Court arrested Johnny Fantauzzi, 22, of 7 Cherry St., Salem, on a straight warrant for a charge of aggravated assault and battery.

Police and the Fire Department responded to a 1:40 p.m. report of a lockout at 31 Perkins St. and determined that a man there had started to cook eggs and then locked himself out of the house while taking out his trash. The man called 911 because he knew he had food on the stove but was able to get back inside via a window. Firefighters extinguished the food and ventilated the apartment.

A Pickering Street man reported at 3:04 p.m. that a nine-piece set of sterling silver flatware had been stolen while he was away on vacation in late December.



Police took a report of domestic assault and battery at the Extended Stay Inn at 7:01 p.m.


A vehicle at Dick’s Sporting Goods had its tires slashed, according to a 2:06 p.m. report.

Police received a 7:01 p.m. report of stolen bottles of liquor from Kappy’s Liquors at 158 Andover St.

An officer responded to McDonald’s at 77 High St. after an 8:44 p.m. report that change had been thrown at a vehicle there, but nothing suspicious was found.


Heating oil was reported stolen from a Cheever Street address at 10:26 a.m.



The window of a vehicle on West Shore Drive had been smashed and cash stolen from a wallet inside, according to an 8:43 a.m. report.

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