, Salem, MA

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November 27, 2012




Police investigated a crash in the vicinity of 326 Jefferson Ave. at 3:29 p.m. The 63-year-old Marblehead driver told police he received a call, then reached for his phone, which had fallen on the floor. He swerved and struck a parked car. He was cited for driving at a speed greater than reasonable and failure to stay within marked lanes. The Fire Department assisted with the call.

At 4:21 p.m., Police responded to Kings Roast Beef at 145 North St. on a report of a possible drunken man behind the wheel. Mark F. Lovely, 59, of 4 Westview Circle, Peabody, was arrested and charged with drunken driving, second offense.

A woman came to the Salem police station at 6:19 p.m. to report that the $250 iPhone 4 she had bought for her grandson had been stolen while he was at the YMCA on Leggs Hill Road. The woman spoke with AT&T to cancel the phone service.

After a traffic stop in the vicinity of 248 Lafayette St. at 7:10 p.m., Patrolman Daniel Tucker and Patrolman Rafael Gonzalez arrested Richard Scimone, 58, of 92 Southern Ave., Essex, and charged him with carrying a dangerous weapon, a combination brass knuckles and spring knife; driving with a suspended license; and a marked lanes violation.

Police arrested Ericson Almonte, 20, of 8 Clifton Ave., Salem, at 111 Rainbow Terrace at 9:15 p.m. after a traffic stop and charged him with driving with a suspended license, a subsequent offense.

Police responded at 10:05 p.m. to the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and Derby Street for a report of a man who exposed himself near 129 Essex St. Randy R. Funicella, 33, of 3 Leach St., Salem was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious contact.


Peterson Desrosiers, 20, of 60 Dow St., Salem, was arrested and charged with speeding and driving without a license after being stopped at 1:17 a.m. driving a gray Honda with Florida plates in the area of Lafayette and Peabody streets.

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