, Salem, MA

February 22, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A stop sign was reported missing at the intersection of Rantoul and Edwards streets at 5:49 p.m. The DPW was contacted to erect a temporary one.

A 10:40 p.m. report that two men were looking into cars at 29 River St. resulted in the arrest of Zachary Risotti, 17, of 136 Oldshire Road, Marlborough, on charges of two counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony.


Police received a 10:44 a.m. report of a suspicious man in a mask at 230 Elliott St., but were unable to locate him during a search of the area.



The Fire Department reported to police at 2:06 p.m. that there was a hawk stuck in the river, but the bird apparently freed itself and flew off shortly thereafter.

A garage at 38 Herrick Road was broken into and various tools stolen, according to a 6:35 p.m. report.

A North Central Street woman reported at 8:48 p.m. that she had four unwanted family members in her residence who were refusing to leave.

A man told police at 10:56 p.m. that another man pulled out a gun during a verbal argument with him at a Lynn Street address. The victim did not want to return to the residence or go to the police station to file a complaint, so a sergeant advised officers to “stand down.”

Police conducted a traffic stop at 545 Lowell St. at 10:57 p.m. and arrested Maurice Terrell Perkins, 41, of 1170 Flowing Creek Way, Osteen, Fla., on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a lights violation.


A man will be summonsed on a charge of larceny over $250 by a single scheme after he admitted to stealing money from a secured cash box at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., according to an 8:05 a.m. log item.

Police received a 10:04 a.m. report from Danvers police that a man operating a champagne-colored Toyota Camry had exposed himself in the vicinity of 8 Newbury St. The suspect was described as a white man in his mid-30s, with short brown hair and a clean shave. He was wearing a red shirt and shorts at the time of the incident, about which officers declined to provide further information.



Police responded to a 2:30 p.m. report that a woman was nearly struck by a truck at Staples on Paradise Road. “The vehicle did not hit her, but she is claiming that she is injured emotionally,” police wrote.


A missing manhole cover was reported at Burke Drive and Forest Avenue at 11:35 a.m.

A Middlesex Avenue woman reported at 12:49 p.m. that her tax office in Lynn had been broken into. “Possible identity theft,” police wrote.


Two people were removed from an MBTA train at the depot at 10 Railroad Ave. after a 10:09 a.m. report of a disturbance on board.



After an 11:40 p.m. report that guests were refusing to open their door, police at the DoubleTree Hotel arrested Christina Burlette, 32, and Matthew Waters, 33, both of Salem, each on a charge of defacing property and disorderly conduct. An officer said the two refused to open the door after a complaint that water was coming from their room. The Fire Department showed up to force entry, but then the suspects finally allowed them inside, he said.


Police responded to an 11:35 a.m. report of an accident in the drive-through of Dunkin’ Donuts at 99 High St. No injuries were reported.



Two motorists were hospitalized with minor injuries after a three-car, chain-reaction accident at Highland Avenue and Crowdis Street, according to a 4:22 p.m. report.

A man reported finding a ring in a snowbank on Harbor Street at 4:33 p.m.

Police investigated a 5:01 p.m. report that a suspicious person was living in the woods behind the golf course at 75 Willson St. and located a blue tent, in which there was clothing, dog food, a large knife and duffel bags. “No one was located in the area at this time,” police wrote. “The knife was placed into evidence for safekeeping.”


A 3:08 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 22 Bridge St. resulted in the arrest of Noel Perez, 48, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery. A woman at the location was also arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Salem District Court.

A 1:36 p.m. report of a shoplifter at 450 Highland Ave. resulted in the arrest of Lisa Fronduto, 34, of 12 Pope St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.

The store manager at Starbucks at 211 Washington St. reported that a man with a large beard and a motorized wheelchair had been panhandling aggressively in front of the store at 1:45 p.m., but an officer was unable to locate the individual.

Police fielded a report of a possibly counterfeit $10 bill at 29 New Derby St. at 6:32 p.m.



Police received a 1:12 p.m. report that a car ran over trash at Front and Darling streets. “He called back to say it went around the block and has come back and is picking up the trash,” police wrote.

A Foster Street woman reported at 4:09 p.m. that she had been receiving harassing texts and phone calls from a person who got her information from a dating website.

A Roosevelt Avenue woman called 911 to ask for an airport phone number at 6:45 p.m. “She was informed to call 411, not 911,” police wrote.


An employee of Walgreens on Pleasant Street told police at 12:18 p.m. that she had seen a police report in the newspaper regarding a missing adult tricycle. “After seeing the report in the paper, the pharmacy decided to call in and say they had brought in and have been holding the trike for a week and a half at least. Pharmacy has called the owner of the trike and told her they are putting it outdoors for her to collect.”