, Salem, MA

January 21, 2013



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The Fire Department went to 6 Ryan Ave. for an electrical fire on the third floor of a two-family home. The fire was called in by the homeowner at 11:47 a.m. A fire official estimated the damage at a few thousand dollars.



A three-car accident was reported at 4:13 p.m. at the Exit 25 ramp on Route 128 North.

Police went to Snip-its hair salon, 300 Andover St., at 6:05 p.m. to talk to the owner about an employee possibly stealing bank deposits. Police will issue a court summons to a 26-year-old employee, who has agreed to make restitution.

Julie A. Follansbee, 31, of 67 Bartemus Trail, Nashua, N.H., was arrested at 7:43 p.m. on Lynn Street on charges of drunken driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. Police had responded to a call about a car driving into a utility box.


Robert J. Digregorio, 54, of 3305 Woodbridge Road, Peabody, was arrested at 6:44 a.m. in Puritan Lawn Cemetery on a charge of driving with a suspended license. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

The Peabody Institute Library on Main Street reported an intoxicated man at the entrance at 9:22 a.m. Police transported a 51-year-old man to the hospital.

A car drove into a telephone pole near Webster and Tremont streets at 9:52 p.m. The driver told police he was trying to avoid a raccoon.


Shelby Township Police from Michigan called at 3:49 a.m. to report they had recovered a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck stolen in Peabody. Peabody police contacted the owner.

A tree fell on Dearborn Road at 12:35 p.m., blocking the street. Police contacted the DPW to clear the road.

A car drove into a telephone pole on Elizabeth Lane at 1:24 p.m. With reports of live wires sparking, the Peabody Municipal Light Department was sent to the scene. The vehicle, described as a dark Mustang, fled the scene, police said.



A man driving a 2005 Lexus said his was struck by another vehicle at 12:56 p.m. as he tried to turn left from Canal Street onto Mill Street. The other car fled, the man told police.

A woman told police that she and her dog were chased down English Street at 8:14 a.m. by a rabid skunk.

A woman told police that a black pickup truck drove into the side of her Beaver Street home at 9:48 p.m causing damage to the shingles. The driver drove off, the woman said, without providing any information. Police were given a possible license plate number and tracked down a man, who admitted striking the house but said he thought he had not done any damage. The homeowner said she did not want to press charges and will work out restitution with the driver.

A resident on Leavitt Street told police she can smell cat urine in her apartment and believes the smell is coming from another apartment. Police said they will refer the matter to the animal control officer.

David Brown, 34, who is homeless, was arrested at 12:32 p.m. following an incident at the Salem Witch Museum in Washington Square. He was charged with two counts of annoying and accosting two women with sexual gestures and disturbing the peace.

A woman walking along Webb Street was bitten on the calf at 12:43 p.m. by a boxer being walked by a man in a red jersey. Without speaking to the woman or her husband, the man proceeded to walk the dog to Conant Street, where he handed it off to a man in a white van, who drove away. Police said the dog, Tyson, has already been declared dangerous by the city. Police said the investigation is continuing.

The Fire Department went to Gallows Hill Park at 6:04 p.m. to put out a small brush fire near the water tank.

A resident on Balcomb Street called at 7:27 p.m. to report that an emerald ring, a gold necklace and other valuable items had been stolen that day from the apartment.

Jose Guzman, 40, of 9 Park St., was arrested at 7:45 p.m. at that address on charges of domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness and malicious destruction of property worth more than $250.

David Galber, 42, of Seventh Street, Medford, was arrested at 9:21 p.m. on Highland Avenue on charges of driving with a suspended license and speeding.

A resident on Palmer Street was issued a citation for a noise violation at 10:11 p.m. The resident was hosting a large house party with a live band, police said.


A car drove into a telephone pole on Jefferson Avenue at 2:51 p.m. in the vicinity of Bouchard’s Garage. When police arrived, they found the driver lying on the sidewalk on his back a short distance from the accident scene. After an investigation, the driver was cited for impeded operation of a motor vehicle due to apparent cellphone use.



Police received a report of a fight on Park Street at 12:30 a.m. When they arrived, there was no fight, but an estimated 200 people were leaving a house party.

Police went to 101 Rantoul St. at 4:35 p.m. to assist a woman stuck in an elevator.

Cheri M. Brown, 42, of 58 Cabot St., was arrested at 8:32 p.m. at the Super Stop & Shop on Elliott Street on charges of shoplifting, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer (two counts).


Police received a report at 4:24 a.m. of multiple cars broken into on Bass River Road.

A woman told Hamilton police at 3:21 p.m. that a man “dropped his pants” at the entrance to the J.C. Phillips Nature Preserve on the Wenham line. After an investigation, police said the actions the woman described sounded more like a “clothing adjustment” than a criminal act.



David Ahern, 44, of 36A Spring St., Danvers, was arrested at 8:40 p.m. on Centre Street on charges of speeding and driving with a suspended license.


Vilfrid Tokrri, 23, of 45 Shore Drive, Peabody, was arrested at 1:46 a.m. on Endicott Street on charges of drunken driving, making an improper turn and a marked lanes violation.

Letizia Passanisi, 26, of 20 Blaine Ave., Beverly, was arrested at 3:20 p.m. at Walmart on Brooksby Village Drive on a charge of shoplifting.

Kelsey Grondin, 23, of 10 Gilbert St., Lawrence, and Timothy Curtis, 32, of 10 Gilbert St., Lawrence, were arrested at the Walmart on Brooksby Village Drive at 4:40 p.m. on charges of shoplifting and receiving stolen property. Curtis was also charged with illegal possesion of a knife.

Pamela Taylor, 31, of 54 North Main St., Brockton, was arrested at 6:53 p.m. at the Walmart on Brooksby Village Drive on charges of attempting to pass a false check and receiving stolen property.

Joseph Maloney, 27, of 4 Amerena Circle, Danvers, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. at Kohl’s on Independence Way on a charge of shoplifting.