, Salem, MA

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June 28, 2010


This police log has been corrected since publication. To read the correction, please click here.



Police received a report at 6:23 p.m. of a break-in at an apartment at 286 Washington St.

The drivers of two vehicles involved in a crash 7:52 p.m. on Highland Avenue by Crowdis Street were taken to Salem Hospital. Police said a 2002 Ford Explorer turned left from Highland Avenue onto Crowdis Street too early and crashed into a 1999 Honda Accord heading in the opposite direction. The crash caused extensive damage to both vehicles. Rajner Llanaj, 21, of 7 Cherry Hill Ave., Salem, was issued a citation for a marked lane violation and failure to use care in turning. Two passengers in Llanaj's vehicle fled the crash scene but were located at Llanaj's home. The fire department responded to free the driver of the Honda Accord, Michael Leger, 44, of Salem, who was trapped in his car due to damage to the driver's side.

Stephen Dellorfano, 53, of 62 Moffatt Road, Salem, was arrested at 10:49 p.m. and charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (a handgun) following a report of a disturbance at his home. The victims said Dellorfano went down to the basement, retrieved the .45-caliber pistol, and placed it out in the open. The victims felt threatened and left the home. They later called police. After police responded, they seized five firearms and approximately 1,700 rounds of ammunition. Dellorfano does have a license to carry, a New Hampshire gun permit and a BB pistol.


Craig M. Byors, 21, of 70 Summer St., Salem, and William J. Francisco, 22, of 260 Washington St., Salem, were arrested at 2 a.m. following a report of a fight on Palmer and Prince streets. Police charged Byors with assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a shod foot) and Francisco with two counts each of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a shod foot). Police received multiple reports of a fight on the street. Police found the victim of the fight on Salem and Leavitt streets and he had blood all over his face. A woman told police she was punched in the mouth and was assaulted with her own bike when she tried to break up the fight. Police were able to identify Byors and Francisco as two of the men involved in the fight and three more were later identified.

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