, Salem, MA

December 31, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Salem


A pedestrian told police at 5:09 p.m. that she was hit by a truck on Derby Street. The vehicle “struck her left leg, spun her around where she fell to the ground, and the pickup stopped on her right foot,” according to the log. Maria Piccillo complained of knee and foot pain but refused medical attention. The truck driver was cited.

Try the civil court — that was the advice to a woman who complained that her mother had all the utility bills in her name, despite the fact that she lives elsewhere. Police put the report on file, according to the log at 6:03 p.m.

The spurned boyfriend got an uncomfortable response when he repeatedly called his former girlfriend — instead of hearing her voice, he got the stern tones of a Salem patrolman who warned him that criminal charges could result if he didn’t stop calling. The girlfriend was lodging a complaint against him at the precise moment he called her cellphone, according to the log at 6:51 p.m.

John Stevens Pendleton, 42, of 8 Jefferson St., Marblehead, was arrested at 10:39 p.m. on Highland Avenue by officers Dennis Luti and Karla Caldera on charges of drunken driving and unsafe lane changes. The arrest followed a two-car accident. Pendleton has a previous drunken-driving conviction.

A woman told a cab driver that she would get his $12 fare in her residence on Lafayette Street. Then she went inside and never came out. Police were called at 11:38 p.m., and officers were able to locate the “obviously drunk” woman in her apartment. The fare, plus an $8 tip, was paid by the woman’s mother, “who then chastised her grown daughter for acting like a juvenile,” according to the log.


Men walking down Essex Street didn’t get the chair, according to the log at 12:59 a.m. They explained to police they saw it in front of Citizens Bank and carried it off because “they believed the chair was trash.” Officers had them “return the chair to where they had found it.”

A woman reported at 10:41 a.m. that both her tires were slashed after her car was parked behind Major Magleashe’s on Washington Street.

John P. Carter, 61, of 40 Salem St., North Andover, was arrested at 1:08 p.m. on Essex Street by Patrolmen Jason Gross and Frederick Dubiel on charges of drunken driving and reckless operation.

Police investigated the past break-in of a truck on Goodhue Street, according to the log at 4:04 p.m. Reported gone were a flat-screen TV, Verizon netbook and Garmin GPS, all valued at approximately $500.

Police investigated a past house break at an apartment on Boston Street, as logged at 4:56 p.m. A man complained that someone had forced the door and taken everything. “After a short investigation,” according to the log, “it was determined that most of his property was thrown out back in the trash at the rear of the building.” The man told police that he believes the landlord did it because “he is behind in the rent.”


Robert J. Burgess, 24, of 40 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, and Christopher F. Clark, 38, of 7 Westborn Drive, Nashua, N.H., were arrested at 12:29 a.m. on New Derby Street on charges of being disorderly. Burgess was also charged with resisting arrest. Patrolmen Daniel Tucker and Rafael Gonzalez encountered their fight in progress.

If you want a real doughnut, expect to pay real money. That was the lesson at the Bridge Street Dunkin’ Donuts after the clerk told a white man in his late 40s that they would not accept a “waxy”-looking $100 bill. Police responded at 8:35 a.m., but the suspected funny-money man, not a regular customer, was gone.

Officers stood watch until National Grid could respond to a smoking manhole cover on Bridge Street at 11:35 a.m.

Keep in touch if problems persist, police told a woman on Arbella Street who complained at 11:39 a.m. that her former boyfriend was posting on Facebook “that he was going to make her life miserable,” according to the log. She was told how to obtain a restraining order.

Go to court, police advised a man who said he was prevented from visiting his three children by his ex-girlfriend, according to the log at 11:58 a.m. He was told to seek visitation rights.



The wrong kind of outreach might have been the problem at the Community Outreach Center on Route 114 at 2:50 p.m. Two women clashed with an older woman accusing a young woman of throwing a rock at her vehicle.

A woman was taken to Lahey Clinic and a 45-year-old Lowell man will be summonsed for domestic assault and battery after police were called to Homestead Studio Suites at 3:22 p.m.

Daniel S. Gilio, 65, of 16 Manomet Road, Peabody, was arrested at 7:01 p.m. on a charge of domestic assault and battery. His wife reported that he “pushed her off a chair and has consumed a large amount of alcohol,” according to the log.


Wires went down, but no injuries were reported after police responded to word of a “vehicle into a house” on Aborn Street, according to the log at 12:55 a.m.

A man from Derry, N.H., and a woman from Everett will be summonsed by Detective Ralph Scopa on drug charges, involving Class A and Class B substances, following an investigation at Puritan Lawn Cemetery on Lake Street at 10:35 a.m.

Following a three-car accident on Lynnfield Street, a woman was taken to Union Hospital, according to the log at 12:23 p.m.

Police reported issuing more than 100 winter parking tickets as of 2:39 p.m.

The group was dispersed after police received word at 8:48 p.m. of “adults fighting inside” the McVann-O’Keefe rink on Lowell Street. They “maintained a presence until the game was over,” according to the log.

Carlos Antonio Rodrigues, 30, of 64 Tremont St., Peabody, was arrested at 9:02 p.m. on Oak Street on charges of driving without a license and violating a one-way street sign. A second person will be summonsed for allowing him to drive.


Verizon Wireless on Route 114 reported at 12:35 p.m. that a cellphone had been stolen from its display yesterday afternoon.



A tree crew on Sherman Street reportedly “demanding money for services not rendered,” as logged at 3:11 p.m., was investigated as possible swindlers.

An elderly woman stranded at the Cumming Center at 4:42 p.m. got help from an officer who “was able to secure the woman a ride back to her residence in Peabody,” according to the log.

Robert J. DiPalma, 32, of 23 Fayette St., Beverly, was arrested at 6:08 p.m. at his address by Patrolmen Erik Abrahamson and Joshua Pickett on charges of domestic assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime. Police had responded to a call concerning a father and daughter, according to the log.

Tina Amore, 41, of 5 Bresnahan Court, Beverly, was arrested at 10:44 p.m. by Patrolman Thomas Nolan on a charge of disorderly conduct. The Beverly Fire Department had responded to an alarm and reported an uncooperative resident.


Raymond J. Mello, 44, of 41 Roundy St., Beverly, was arrested at 8:24 a.m. at his address by Patrolmen Joshua Pickett and Charles Twombly on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Eman Zeidan, 40, of 35 Lyman St., Beverly, was arrested at 2:19 p.m. at his address on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery on a disabled person over 60. Responding were Patrolmen Jay Derobertis, Joshua Pickett and Charles Twombly.

A case of a stolen snowplow drew police to Beacon Street at 3:01 p.m.

A complaint on Arlington Avenue at 4:43 p.m. that someone had glued a driver’s locks shut was solved when police determined that ice, not glue, had done the trick.

Investigators went to a home on Penny Lane following a 7:38 p.m. call that the rear sliding door had been smashed in and the rooms ransacked.

Slashed tires were the problem for a woman on Front Street, as logged at 7:40 p.m.

A 63-year-old woman on Rantoul Street was taken away by ambulance with facial injuries after getting struck by an ambulance, according to the log at 8:38 p.m. Police are investigating.

A smashed front door was evidence of burglary at the Essex Street Sunoco station, according to a 11:42 p.m. log entry. With $100 missing from the cash register, police are looking into video surveillance.


The bell must have rung before police arrived — no one was in the area after they responded to a report on West Dane Street of “two males fighting,” according to the log at 12:31 a.m.

A woman on Everett Street reported at 1:36 a.m. that someone stole her Christmas decorations. Some individual mailboxes were also said to have been damaged.

Snow transforms the world into a different place, a place where you can’t park where you used to. Police report handing out 66 citations and towing 42 vehicles by 4 a.m.

A report of a past assault with a baseball bat drew police to Pratt Avenue at 12:33 p.m.



A report of fraud at CVS on Maple Street drew police attention at 6:40 p.m.

A briefcase was stolen from a vehicle on Maple Street, according to the log at 8:55 p.m.


Trees took the hit in a case of malicious damage on Princeton Street, as logged at 10:08 a.m.

Downspouts are cited at 12:41 p.m. in the case of larceny at the Maple Street Church.


A man firing a gun at Osram Sylvania will be summonsed to court for a firearm offense, according to the log at 12:59 a.m.



Michael Iovanna, 49, of 121 Mill St. Middleton, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. on Route 114 by Officer Brian Kelly on a charge of drunken driving.