, Salem, MA

February 7, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A woman reported at 9:05 a.m. that she had been “discriminated against and humiliated and attacked and lied about” at the Worldly Pets store on Pleasant Street. Police wrote: “She wants to file a discrimination complaint against the owner because the owner accused her a year ago of shoplifting.” Police advised her the owner could remove her from the store if he wanted to and advised her to “take her business elsewhere.”

An officer conducted a traffic stop at Pleasant and Watson streets at 1:06 p.m. Donna Cohen, 57, of 274 Washington St., Marblehead, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.



An Aborn Street woman reported somebody had tampered with her mail at 3:18 p.m.

Police received a 6:30 p.m. report of an injured turkey on Lynn Street. An officer reported later that it had flown away.

A 7:42 p.m. report of a shoplifter at J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of Wanda Tejeda Sauzo, 30, of 25 Garden Terrace, Salem, on charges of shoplifting over $100 and furnishing a false name or social security number as an arrestee.

A Park Street man reported at 7:46 p.m. that he was having a dispute with his roommate in regards to an assault “that never took place.”


A 17-year-old male was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital with hip and knee injuries after he was struck by a vehicle at Lowell and Endicott streets, according to a 6:41 a.m. report. Lt. Arthur Yeo said the teen apparently walked into traffic without waiting for the crosswalk signal. The operator of the vehicle, identified as Linda Sacco, 52, was not cited.

An employee of Abercrombie Kids at the Northshore Mall reported at 12:49 p.m. that he had been threatened by two men after “they were told that they could not buy in bulk and that there was a limit on how many items they could buy.”



Officers in the Special Response Unit saw a man they knew was the subject of a warrant on Boston Street at about 5:15 p.m. and arrested him. During the arrest “a new Sony DVD player fell from his coat and a ratchet set was discovered,” according to the log. Raymond Garland, 42, of 12 Daniels St., Salem, was arrested on charges of shoplifting, wanton destruction of real property and receiving stolen property, in addition to the warrant.

Officers observed suspicious activity in the area of 286 Washington St. at 6:51 p.m. and arrested Joel Barreras, 24, of 92 Chestnut St., Lynn, on charges of possession of a class A substance with intent to distribute and trespassing.

A man reported at 6:57 p.m. that his driver’s side window was struck with a BB as he was driving inbound on Highland Avenue and that he had seen “a party in dark clothing standing by the guardrail” at the time. Police searched the area with the help of a K9 unit but were unable to locate anybody suspicious.

An officer responded to 16.5 Chase St. after a 7:08 p.m. report that a woman’s pocketbook had been stolen, but the woman had found the pocketbook “covered by jackets” in her kitchen by the time the officer arrived.

A Bridge Street man reported at 9:30 p.m. that he was “pursuing a modeling career” and that an agency had sent him $3,438.95 in checks with instructions to cash them and send the money to an address in the Phillipines. An officer attempted to contact an agency representative about the suspected scam, but the man on the line hung up “upon being told he was speaking with police.”


Police responded to a 12:22 a.m. report of residential break-in at 1 Prince St. and determined the suspect had fled in a gray Audi with damage to a rear passenger window. The vehicle was stopped by Lynn police and the operator, Arismendi Ramos, 39, of 26 Mount Vernon St., Lynn, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor and malicious destruction of property over $250.

Police responded after a noise complaint about a leaf blower on Lynde Street at 6:27 a.m. and determined a man there was using the blower to “move the snow.” He was advised to hold off until 8 a.m. because of the city ordinance.



Police received a 5:26 p.m. report of a disturbance at 245 Cabot St. and determined a drunken man was “banging walls.” Police wrote: “Told to quiet down.” Officers responded to the address again after a 7:44 p.m. report of “party acting up still.” Subsequently arrested was Edward Belanger, 47, of 245 Cabot St., Beverly, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

A 9:05 p.m. report of fresh footprints in the snow on a back deck brought police to 26 Dartmouth St., where they were unable to locate anything else suspicious.


Police responded to an 8:23 a.m. report of a man walking on Elliott Street with possibly a rifle and determined it was an ROTC member walking to Beverly High School “dressed as a soldier” with a case containing an electric guitar. “I transported him to the high school,” wrote an officer.



Police fielded a 6:17 p.m. report of a stolen purse at Panera Bread, 100 Independence Way.

Drugs were found in a cash drawer at the Denny’s at 152 Endicott St., according to a 7:24 p.m. report.


Police received an 8:31 a.m. report of a suspicious orange Cadillac at Locust Street and Valley Road. An officer was unable to locate it.



At 1:31 p.m., an officer at 18 Webb St. arrested Anthony Forlizzi, 22, of Eisenhower Road, Peabody, on charges of possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute, having no inspection sticker and excessive window tint, and Joshua Larey, 22, of 18 Webb St., Middleton, on charges of possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute and failure to wear a seat belt. An officer said the two were caught with a “large amount” of marijuana.