, Salem, MA

October 29, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Salem


A woman reported her vehicle stolen at 5:31 p.m. She also reported that “she kicked her boyfriend ... out of the house about a week ago,” according to the log. And he has a key and no license. The vehicle was subsequently returned.

Fireworks drew police to the Salem Willows at 9:37 p.m. A group of people scattered, but police interviewed a man who told them he had set off the fireworks in celebration of his sister’s wedding. He was “advised” and sent on his way.

A silver ring with a turquoise stone was found in the restroom at the New England Soup Factory. The restaurant owner turned it in to police at 9:41 p.m.


In the hours after midnight, police took nearly a score of people into custody, most of them for being drunk. They also responded to several loud parties.

Michael James Brooks, 23, of 6 Olde Coach Road, North Reading, and Cody Ryan Fisher, 22, of 12103 Inwood Drive, Woburn, were arrested at 12:11 a.m. on Washington Street by Patrolman Jason Gross, Sgt. Kristian Hanson and Sgt. Harry Rocheville on charges of being disorderly.

A man told police at 12:31 a.m. that he had been in a fight on Boardman Street, having been attacked by another man described as 6-foot-2. “He then altered his story and stated that he had been jumped by a group of individuals.” Police noted a welt under his eye and that he was drunk. He was taken into protective custody and eventually sent to the Salem Hospital emergency room.

At 12:46 a.m., police took the story of a man who said he was punched and thrown to the ground in Tavern in the Square on Washington Street by a man wearing a plaid suit. He had suffered a “laceration above his left eye,” according to the log, but refused medical care.

Christopher McInerney, 33, of 13 Leos Lane, Avon, was arrested at 1:06 a.m. by Patrolman Gilbert Priddy on Washington Street on charges of drunken driving, having an open container and not being careful backing up. The arrest followed an accident where a passenger in the other vehicle suffered a “non-life-threatening injury,” according to the log.

Kevin Mark O’Connell, 23, and Joseph Donald PIemonte, 23, both of 114 Margin St., Salem, were arrested at 1:57 a.m. at their address on charges of disturbing the peace. Responding were Patrolmen Dana Mazola, Daniel Tucker, Joshua Gerrard and Jonathan Duzz.

Halloween decorations went missing after a resident on Wisteria Street reported at 9:15 a.m. seeing a woman looking at items stored under a tarp in her backyard. She shouted at the intruder, who fled in a dark sedan. Only then, she discovered that $80 in Halloween decorations in the front yard were missing.

Damien C. Henderson, 30, of 17 Winter Ave., Malden, was arrested at 11:05 a.m. at 1000 Loring Avenue by Patrolmen Dennis Luti and Lawrence Puleo and Sgt. Robert Lubas on charges of violating a protective order, aggravated assault and battery, and trespassing. The arrest came after a report that he struck his ex-girlfriend in the arm.

Don’t get up until the ride is over. That was the message from the operators of the Flying Box ride at the carnival on Derby Street after a woman told police she fell and wanted her money back. “She did not want to make ‘a big deal’ over it,” according to the log at 12:59 p.m., but she did ‘not have any fun.’” She was given a refund. Police checked out the ride and heard from the operators that the woman had ignored their warning and stood too soon. The woman declined medical attention and would not give police her name.

The disappearance of a $300 check from a mailbox drew police to Boston Street at 2:38 p.m.



Police investigated the report of an assault on school bus near the Days Inn on Endicott Street at 5:57 p.m.


Michael O’Brien, 62, of 33 Millbrook Road, Beverly, was arrested at 1:16 a.m. on Route 128 by Officer Scott Frost on a charge of drunken driving, after three prior convictions, and failure to yield.


Robin Cerat, 55, of 31 Locust St., Danvers, was arrested at 1:33 a.m. at her address by Officer Scott Frost on a charge of domestic assault and battery. Police had responded to a report of a mother assaulting her daughter.

Brian Goolsby, 34, of 11 Congress Ave., Danvers, was arrested at 2:57 a.m. at Broad and Water streets by Officer Scott Frost on a charge of drunken driving, marked lanes violations and speeding.

Samantha Gannon, 25, of 165 Crawford St., Lowell, was arrested at 4:23 a.m. on Dayton Street near the Comfort Inn on a charge of being disorderly. Police had responded to a report of an unruly guest.