, Salem, MA

December 12, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


An Essex Street man reported at 3:45 p.m. that he was missing $20 from a dresser drawer.

A rock was thrown at a truck at Carver Street and Livingstone Avenue, according to a 5:30 p.m. report. Police were unable to locate anybody in the area.

Police received a 6:28 p.m. report that a Broughton Road woman went out her back door when Rent-A-Center showed up to collected rented furniture.


The Fire Department extinguished a car fire in a 2001 Honda Tribute that ignited after a two-car accident near Sohier Road and Brimbal Avenue around 7 p.m. The accident occurred when a vehicle traveling south on Sohier Road tried to turn left onto the Route 128 bypass road toward Brimbal Avenue and cut in front of a vehicle traveling north on Sohier Road that had the right of way, Officer Dave Costa said. The vehicle trying to turn was struck by the other vehicle, which subsequently caught fire. All three occupants managed to escape and were transported to Beverly Hospital with back and neck pain, Costa said. A section of Sohier Road was closed while crews cleaned the scene. No citations were reported.



Police received a 2:40 p.m. report that items including pink slippers, laundry detergent and hair spray were taken from an apartment at 115 Lowell St. over the weekend.

A 4:32 p.m. report of shoplifting at Sears at the Northshore Mall resulted in the arrest of Francis Dermody, 45, of 230 N. Main St., Randolph, on charges of shoplifting, possession of a Class B drug and disorderly conduct.

At 6:01 p.m., an officer at 174 Main St. arrested Kelly Whitten, 24, of 69 Campbell Ave., Apt. 1, Revere, on charges of two counts of possession of a Class B drug.

Police received a 6:33 p.m. report of a shoplifter at Sears at the Northshore Mall and arrested Lawrence Ianetta, 45, of 190 Lafayette St., Apt. 8, Salem, on charges of shoplifting and receiving stolen property over $250.


Police received an 11:19 p.m. report of a two men fighting outside of Paddy Kellys. An officer advised them they were not welcome at the bar.


A 1:20 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 7-Eleven at 79 Lowell St. resulted in the arrest of Steven Lobo, 22, of 9 N. Central Court, Apt. 2, Peabody, on charges of domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, and destruction of property under $250.

Police received an 11:46 a.m. report of a heavy trash bag that was “leaking blood” at 1405 Huntington Drive. An officer determined that the bag contained the remains of a deer.

A 61-year-old man was transported to Union Hospital and then MedFlighted to Brigham and Women’s after police responded to a 3:05 p.m. report of a medical emergency at 274 Lynn St.



An officer inside Walgreens at 29 New Derby St. saw a man shoplifting, according to a 5:27 p.m. report. Michael Vasquez, 44, of 10 Leavitt St., Salem, was arrested.

Police responded to an 8:40 p.m. report that a Whalers Lane woman’s husband was “out of control” and “has a firearm in the house and it’s not where it normally is.” Arrested was George Hindsley, 45, of 164 Whalers Lane, Salem, on charges of assault, possession of a firearm without a license, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large-capacity firearm and unlawful storage of a firearm. Sgt. David Tucker said police were originally unable to locate the 9 mm in question, but that Hindsley’s wife called them back later in the evening, telling them she’d found it in a drawer. The gun was seized.

Police responded to a 9:10 p.m. report of a man with a baseball bat causing a disturbance at 14 Wheatland St. and arrested Scott Hooper, 43, of the same address, on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250.


A Pierce Avenue woman reported at 12:10 p.m. that stolen checks had been cashed on her account. Police are investigating.

Police received a 1:45 p.m. report from an Ord Street man who said the cord to the security camera outside his home had been cut overnight.

A 1:47 p.m. report of shoplifters fleeing CVS on Essex St. resulted in the arrests of Kaity Kartalias-Brown, 35, and Richard Brown, 38, both of 27 Salem St., Salem, each on a charge of shoplifting.



A pocketbook was stolen from a car parked at 199 Newbury St., according to a 7 p.m. report.


Two people were taken into protective custody after a 2:36 a.m. report of a fight in front of Denny’s involving up to 10 people.

Police received a 10:13 a.m. report of a basketball hoop in the road at 8 Clark St.

Two women were transported to Beverly Hospital with unspecified injuries and a portion of Route 35 was temporarily closed after a head-on collision at Locust and North streets at about 4:30 p.m.



Local police and detectives from the district attorney’s office are investigating the discovery of a body, according to Essex County district attorney spokesperson Carrie Kimball Monahan. No further information was available at press time.



A woman near Evans Road and West Shore Drive reported at 9:29 a.m. that her intoxicated husband had just left the house for Gloucester with her dog in a blue GMC pickup truck.

Officers served a search warrant at an apartment on Pleasant Street at 11:05 a.m. and arrested Nathaniel Mattson, 19, of 191 Pleasant St., Marblehead, on charges of distribution of a Class D drug and a drug violation near a school or park.

Police received a 2:35 p.m. report that a woman’s car roof was damaged on Lee Street. “She said she has been threatened by a contractor working nearby who told her to move her car each time he is in the area working,” police wrote.