, Salem, MA

March 21, 2013


The Salem News

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Police received a 3:28 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 11 Blaney Ave. and arrested Donald Kodes, 62, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.

Five air conditioners were stolen from a garage at 5 Donegal Road, according to a 5:14 p.m. report. An officer said there was a suspect.

Police received a 6:04 p.m. report that about $300 in scrap copper had been stolen from a home at 9 Donegal Road.


A 2001 Honda Civic was stolen from the parking lot of Logan Express at 164 Newbury St., according to a 12:11 a.m. report.

A 33-year-old woman was transported to Union Hospital in Lynn with minor injuries after a 12:16 a.m. report of an accident at Lake and Winona streets.

A 9:30 a.m. report of a head-on collision between a GMC Sierra and a Toyota Scion brought police to 20 Sutton St. Both vehicles were towed, but there were no injuries, according to the log. Subsequently arrested was Philip Casavant, 34, of 33 Elm St., Leominster, on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, a marked lanes violation and operating a motor vehicle recklessly so as to endanger.

A woman at 154 Newbury St. reported a raccoon at her trailer at 11:06 a.m. An officer advised her to report nuisance wildlife to park management. “She then stated she has a set a trap for it. I made it clear that she would be responsible for the animal’s disposition and made her aware that it was illegal to relocate wildlife,” the officer wrote.

The state police conducted an air search for a stolen vehicle out of Amesbury around 8 p.m. A trooper said the car pulled into the Gaeta tow yard at 14 Newbury Turnpike and then its occupants — a man and a woman — fled on foot. They were both apprehended shortly thereafter. No further information was available.



The Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to extricate a 34-year-old woman from a Chevy Trailblazer after it veered out of the eastbound lane of Bridge Street shortly after 10 p.m. and struck a utility pole and then a tree. An officer said she sustained a neck injury during the accident and was transported to Beverly Hospital. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.


The Fire Department extinguished a small fire under the front patio of the Beverly Golf & Tennis Club at 134 McKay St. shortly after 8 a.m. A firefighter said the blaze was ignited by workmen who were using a plumber’s torch to thaw ice as part of an effort to replace concrete stairs to the patio. The flame of the torch penetrated the external masonry work and ignited the wood framing beneath, but firefighters doused it before it spread further, he said.

A Cabot Street resident sent money to Ghana as part of a scam, according to a 10:13 log item.

A business at 345 Rantoul St. was reported to have been burglarized at 12:05 p.m.

Police received a 12:06 p.m. report that a catalytic converter had been stolen from a vehicle at 10 Park St.

The Fire Department responded to a 6:40 p.m. report of a chimney fire at 37 Crescent St.



A Norfolk Avenue man returned home to find his house had been burglarized, according to a 7:34 p.m. report.



Officers in the Special Response Unit observed suspicious activity in the area of Palmer and Salem streets around 5:44 p.m. and arrested Carlos Feliz, 17, of 34 Prince St., Salem, on charges of possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute, according to the log.

A 6:02 p.m. report of an out-of-control resident at the Plummer Home for Boys at 37 Winter Island Road resulted in the arrest of Carlos Trinidad-Figueroa, 17, of the same address, on charges of two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250.

Police conducted a well-being check on a woman sitting on a bench at 400 Highland Ave. around 9:45 p.m. and determined that she “wanted to get away from her residence and smoke some cigarettes without anybody she knows seeing her.”


A 2:56 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Pep Boys at 230 Highland Ave. resulted in the arrest of John Page, 30, of 23 Central St., Beverly, on a charge of shoplifting.

As part of an ongoing investigation, police photographed graffiti in the area of 2 East India Square around 4:30 p.m., according to the log.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Endicott Street at 9:55 p.m. and arrested Monica Farrar, 25, of 286 Newbury St., Peabody, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


Police received a 1:33 p.m. report of an assault in which a cigarette was thrown in somebody’s face at 4 Laurel St.

At 1:50 p.m., an officer on Route 128 north arrested Carlos Perez, 34, of 556 Chestnut St., Lynn, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and resisting arrest.


A 61-year-old Everett woman was transported to Beverly Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a rollover on Route 1 north near Interstate 95 around 10 a.m., a state trooper said. Her vehicle went into the woods and was the only one involved in the accident; police contacted the state highway department about the icy condition of the roadway.

A 29-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man were transported to Beverly Hospital for evaluation after a 12:35 p.m. report of a two-vehicle rear-end accident at 236 Maple St.

A 3:53 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Kohl’s at 50 Independence Way resulted in the arrest of Brooke Cuoco, 22, of 4 Seaview Ave., Danvers, on a charge of larceny over $250.



An officer near 71 East Street at 11:20 a.m. arrested Richard Louissaint, 21, of 9 Memorial Drive, Middleton, on charges of malicious destruction of property and larceny. An officer said Louissaint had been seen taking mail from a mailbox.



A laptop was stolen from a vehicle on Pickwick Road, according to an 11:19 a.m. report.

A 12:24 p.m. report that a woman was putting snow in the roadway brought an officer to the area of Merritt and Pickett streets, but nothing suspicious was found.