, Salem, MA

December 10, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


Police responded to an apartment on Broadway and a report of “domestic drunkenness,” as logged at 12:45 a.m.

Two drunks banging on a restaurant window on Cabot Street, as reported at 1:31 a.m., were “transported to Salem,” according to the log.

Carlos Patrone, 22, of 75 Union St., Methuen, was arrested at 2:06 a.m. on Rantoul Street on charges of drunken driving, possessing an ounce of marijuana, passing violations and marked lanes violations. Responding were Patrolmen Timothy Mezza and Michael Henebury.

With help from OnStar, officers recovered a vehicle stolen in Lynnfield. It was found on Lovett Street, as logged at 9:21 a.m. “No damage done to vehicle,” according to the log, “Keys not in vehicle.”

When the son turned up drunk on Cedar Street, the father told police he didn’t want him there. But he changed his mind, according to the log at 3:54 p.m., “as long as he goes to bed.”

A woman reported her pocketbook stolen at the Cummings Center, as logged at 6:21 p.m.



There was no forced entry, police said, but $1,000 worth of electronics was missing from a house on Shore Drive, including PlayStation games, as logged at 2:18 p.m.

A broken car window on Fulton Street translated into a stolen purse, according to the log at 3:04 p.m.

An ambulance was sent following a three-car accident on Route 1 at Lowell Street, reported at 4:43 p.m.

Luis Santos, 35, of 604 Essex St., Lynn, was arrested at 4:54 p.m. at the Northshore Mall J.C. Penney on a charge of shoplifting. He was convicted twice before on the same charge, police said.

The loss of a $3,000 engagement ring was blamed on a past break-in on Osborne Street, according to the log at 5:04 p.m.

One-car accidents happen all the time, but the car also getting “lodged on a pile of wood chips,” according to the log at 7:43 p.m., does not.


Stolen steel was reported from Sabino Farm Road, as logged at 9:01 a.m.

Theft from the Lego store at the Northshore Mall was reported at 3:13 p.m. A $400 kit went missing.

For some people, it’s the season to get arrested for shoplifting. J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall said they’d handle the incident, which involved two adults, as logged at 5:37 p.m.

A Malden resident at the Northshore Mall was cited for illegal use of a handicapped placard, according to the log at 8:29 p.m.

Three people, two from Gloucester, ages 21 and 22, and one, 21, from Rockport, are to be summonsed for possessing Class A and B drugs, following a traffic stop on Oak Street in the vicinity of the Elks Lodge, according to the log at 11:02 p.m.

Police alerted MassHighway to a sinkhole at the entrance to the Northshore Mall, in the vicinity of The Container Store, as logged at 1:06 p.m.



Somebody on Ropes Street wanted to make a statement by spray-painting a smiley face and a peace sign on car doors. Unhappily, they picked somebody else’s car to do it on, as reported at 6:57 p.m.

A man complained to police at 8:11 p.m. that he was standing in front of Walgreens on New Derby Street when a woman, whom he identified, came up, squirted him with water and told him to stay away from her. He was advised by officers to keep his distance from the woman, whom police could not locate.

Police heard from a man at 8:58 p.m. that a tool worth $120 was stolen from his vehicle while he worked at the Traders Way Home Depot.

A woman told police at 9:41 p.m. that her Planet Fitness locker on Traders Way was not locked when someone stole her wallet, containing credit cards and $10.

James F. Martinez, 32, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested at 9:44 p.m. at his address on charges of possessing a Class A and a Class B drug. Patrolmen Rafael Gonzalez, Daniel Tucker and Theodore Pierce initially responded to a report of an assault.

The wail of a smoke detector brought police to Buffum Street at 10:08 p.m., but they found no smoke, just a detector going off in the Dumpster.


Sleeping in the lobby of a Lafayette Street building at 12:09 a.m. earned a man a no-trespass order.

The report at 1:47 a.m. of a crowd fighting in Salem Street drew police. “Upon arrival, the large group dispersed with no incident,” according to the log.

A man on Palmer Street was spotted “lying a blanket down” in a basement, according to the log. “He stated he was going to take a nap.” He was told there had been a complaint at 8:54 a.m. and that “he just can’t nap anywhere he wanted.” He and his blanket were sent away.

Officers recovered a Vera Wang purse in a trash barrel at 9:16 p.m. It had been stolen from the Anchor Pub in Beverly the night before, and some bank cards were recovered inside.

The woman who kicked ex-boyfriend Jason Papagikos out of her house last February made sure to check all the closets when she got home. At the time, it didn’t help, as she found him under her bed. Now, with a restraining order against him and Papagikos in jail awaiting trial on other charges, she got a Facebook message from a third party described as a friend of Papagikos. The message “referenced Jason twice and asked if he ‘could hide under her bed’ sometime,” according to the log at 11 a.m. Police suggested a restraining order while noting that there’s no proof the ex-boyfriend encouraged the call and no violation occurred.

A woman on Beacon Street told police at noon that her friend’s husband had called to blame her for the problems in his marriage. “You don’t know me and what I’m capable of,” he said at one point, according to the log, which the woman took as a threat. Police urged her to block his calls.

What seemed to be an illegally parked car opposite Dead Horse Beach at 5:51 p.m. turned out to have been stolen from Boxford on Dec. 4. Nothing appeared to be damaged.

Francis A. Flaherty, 33, of 60 Lexington St., Lynn, was arrested at 7:48 p.m. on Boston Street on charges of assault, intimidation of a witness, threatening to commit a crime and kidnapping. Patrolmen James Johnson and John Burke had responded to a call from a mother wanting her son to leave.

Joseph P. Grace III, 63, of 390 Highland Ave., Salem, was arrested at 11:33 p.m. on Highland Avenue by Patrolmen Derek Sears and John Burke on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.


Von D. Robinson, 35, of 103 Marlborough Road, Salem, and Darguin Fortuna, 23, of 260 Washington St., Salem, were arrested at 12:36 a.m. on charges of being disorderly. Police say they were investigating a disturbance in front of Rockafellas when they encountered Robinson “punching and yelling,” according to the log. “He kept yelling and screaming. He was advised numerous times to lower his voice.” After he was handcuffed, police say, the second man approached, yelling, “That’s my friend. What did he do?” He was arrested when he refused requests to move away. Responding were Patrolmen Dana Mazola, Roberson Trancoso, Joshua Gerrard and Jonathan Duzz and Sgt. Richard Gagnon.

A woman reported her cellphone stolen after she put it down to use a restroom stall at Rockafellas, as logged at 12:55 a.m.

Jamie B. O’Riordan, 21, of 3 Warren Road, Woburn, was arrested at 1:42 a.m. on Lafayette Street by Patrolman Jonathan Duzz on charges of drunken driving and marked lanes violations.