, Salem, MA

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March 18, 2013




An employee of Abercrombie & Fitch at the Northshore Mall reported to police at 5:58 p.m. that $500 worth of perfume had been stolen. Each bottle was valued at $74.

Mary F. Holden, 73, of 14 Bourbon St., Apt. 30, Peabody, was arrested at 8:27 p.m. on charges of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation after a two-car crash in the vicinity of 41 Forest St.


A suspicious red sport utility vehicle with one man sitting inside it since the night before was reported at the Outback Steakhouse, 300 Andover St., at 10:23 a.m. The man told police that he ran out of gas and was making arrangements with AAA. Police were called back to the scene at 8:56 p.m. by a manager because the man was still there. Employees at Outback “had taken up a collection to get the person some food and buy some gas,” according to the log.


Mark F. Stewart, 52, of 2 Dana Road, Peabody, was arrested at 78 Central St., Apt. 1, on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime and disturbing the peace at 12:48 a.m. A caller reported that Stewart was “smashing things outside,” according to the log.

A $40 black mailbox was reported stolen at 1 Birch St., according to an 8:02 a.m. report.



Salvador E. Pena Jr., 26, of 12 First St., Salem, was arrested and charged with distribution of heroin in the parking lot of Shaw’s on Traders Way at 8:55 p.m. Detectives were on surveillance of the lot when they observed the drivers of two separate vehicles engage in “suspicious activity,” according to the log.

Jessem Alotibi, 29, of 4 Harrison Road, Salem, was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle without being licensed and a red light violation on Boston Street at 10:20 p.m. After being pulled over for running a red light, Alotibi showed police a learner’s permit, according to the log.

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