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December 10, 2012



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.

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