, Salem, MA

November 27, 2012


The Salem News

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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.

The caretaker of the Lions Camp at 181 Fays Ave. reported at 8:32 a.m. that sometime on Saturday someone spray-painted the rear of one of the buildings. Police came to the scene and photographed the graffiti.

Police responded to Tremont Street in the area of Churchill Street at 1:42 p.m. for a report of a man who fell out of and was subsequently run over by his own pickup truck. When police arrived, they found the driver, Brian Reynolds, 40, of Lynn, lying face-down in the middle of the street. He told police he was heading inbound on Tremont Street when the brakes to his 1987 Chevrolet pickup failed as it headed down a decline in the road just before the entrance to Mack Park. The driver opened his door and put his left foot out to try to stop the truck. As he did so, he attempted to run the truck off to the right shoulder of the road up an embankment, which caused him to fall out. The truck drove over his left leg and proceeded down Tremont Street, crossed the roadway and struck a fire hydrant. Reynolds was taken to Salem Hospital, but police said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Police later cited Reynolds for having defective brakes, and the DPW was called to fix the hydrant.



Elizabeth Youts, 45, of 319 Essex St., Beverly, was arrested at 10:05 p.m. and charged with disturbing the peace after a report of an argument