, Salem, MA

Local News

February 4, 2013




Randy T. Niswander, 24, of 28 Silver St., Salem, was arrested on charges of larceny after being caught by video surveillance stealing a purse and two jackets from the Moose Lodge, according to a 1:03 a.m. log item. Niswander was arrested at his girlfriend’s house on Grove Street.

Andy Soares, 20, of New Bedford, was arrested by Salem State University police at 1:58 a.m. for being a disorderly person and malicious destruction of property over $250. Soares was found to be destroying a sign and being loud and disruptive while intoxicated in front of the college’s police building, according to the report.

The backdoor of a dentist office at 260 Essex St. was reported spray painted overnight by vandals at 9:01 a.m.

Peter Vitello, 59, of 43 Hancock St., Salem, was arrested after being pulled over on his street on charges of operating after license suspension and a dirty (faded) license plate, according to 11:17 a.m. report.

Police arrested Miguel Villafane at 173 Lafayette St., Apt. 7, at 6:37 p.m. on a warrant from Salem District Court for domestic assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon. Villafane was combative at first until he saw police dog Turbo, according to the log.


A man reported to police at 1:03 p.m. that someone had shot eight BB pellets at the window to a business at 203 Washington St. The damage is estimated at $1,000 and there are no witnesses or suspects, according to the log item.



John W. Kozar, 40, of 24 Londonderry Road, Marblehead, was arrested at the Sonic restaurant, 55 Newbury St., at 1:04 a.m. on charges of drunken driving. Police reported that Kozar passed out in the drive-thru.

A license plate was reported stolen from a 2005 Ford Ranger at 75 Walnut St., according to a 10:45 a.m. report.

Two customers of Bonkers Fun House, 535 Lowell St., reported a camera, Nintendo DS and and iPod stolen at 6:31 p.m.

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