, Salem, MA

April 9, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A Bass Rock Lane man reported at 4:17 p.m. that his laptop had been taken from his house while he was working in the garage, but an officer found it in a room.

A woman reported loud music at a residence on Middle Street at 4:23 p.m. “She reports they were also out in the hot tub last night around 1:30 a.m.,” police wrote. Police checked the area but determined that the music was “not unreasonable at this time.”


Police conducted a traffic stop at Mason and Tucker streets at 12:03 a.m. and arrested Erik Juan Hernandez, 34, of 83 Annafran St., Roslindale, on charges of drunken driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

A man called police at 1:29 a.m. to report that he heard somebody yelling “Help! Help!” from inside his father’s house on Summer Street. Michael Mattson, 47, of 24 Summer St., Apt. 1, Marblehead, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and witness intimidation.

An Ocean Avenue woman reported at 8:13 a.m. that someone “with an agenda” had vandalized her car and house with eggs.

One person was hospitalized after a 3 p.m. report that a man’s drunken brother had pulled a knife on him, but police later reported that “there was no assault with knife.”

The chimney of an empty building on Washington Street collapsed onto a neighboring house, according to a 6:10 p.m. log item. No injuries were reported.



A white woman described as being 5-foot-5 with orange or red hair stole $1,000 of merchandise from Victoria’s Secret at the Northshore Mall, according to a 5:22 p.m. report. An officer was unable to locate the suspect.

A 5:34 p.m. report of a sick animal on a sidewalk brought an officer to 14 Carol Ann Road. “Officer reports woodchuck was moved,” police wrote.

Police spoke to a motorist after an 8:07 p.m. report that a suspicious vehicle had been parking on Shillaber Street at odd hours and determined that the man was trying to connect to a Wi-Fi signal.

A Tremont Street caller reported hearing gunshots at 9:02 p.m., but an officer was unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.

Police conducted a traffic stop at First Avenue and Lynnfield Street at 9:45 p.m. and arrested Diane LeBlanc, 49, of 33 Archer St., Lynn, on charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop or yield. She was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.


A 1:13 a.m. report of an unwanted woman at 192 Washington St. resulted in the arrest of Lisa Faretra, 43, of 145 Washington St., Apt. 1, Peabody, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

A weed wacker and other tools were stolen from a yard at 20 Webster St., according to a 7:57 a.m. report.

A $6,600 necklace was reported missing from an apartment at 304 Brooksby Village Drive at 10 a.m.

The Fire Department extinguished a fire in a hot tub outside a house at 22 Herold Road, according to a 10:55 a.m. report. A firefighter said a brush fire spread to the freestanding tub and completely destroyed it, but it was unclear what caused the brush fire. The blaze did not extend to any structure.

Two 16-year-olds were arrested after police responded to an 11:39 a.m. report of a disturbance at Veterans Memorial High School. Both were arrested on charges of assault and battery and disturbing a school assembly.



A 3-year-old boy escaped a backyard fence and was found wandering at Lyman and Ames streets, according to a 4:34 p.m. report. He was uninjured, and his mother said that he had only been outside for about five minutes at the time of the incident.

A residence at 14 Highland Ave. was burglarized, according to an 11:47 p.m. report.


A 1:42 a.m. report that a man was kicking a door at 321 Cabot St. resulted in the arrest of Theodore Nelson, 47, of the same address, on a charge of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

A 10:57 p.m. report of a man yelling at traffic brought police to 296 Cabot St., but they didn’t report finding anything suspicious in the area.

Police received a 5:07 p.m. report that a BB had been shot through a screen and window at 42 Washington St.


A 7:14 p.m. report of domestic abuse brought police to 108 Lothrop St. Michael Musticchio, 29, of 56 Lothrop St., Beverly, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault.


Police responded to an 8:50 a.m. report that a father and son were arguing at 49 Parramatta Road and arrested Thomas Lovasco, 49, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

An 11:59 a.m. report of assault at 22 King Terrace resulted in the arrest of Jason Michael Anderson, 28, of the same address, on charges of two counts of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.



Police received an 8:16 a.m. report from a Sable Road woman who said her son’s unlocked vehicle had been entered and a backpack and $1 stolen from inside. “The backpack was recovered on her front lawn,” police wrote.

Loose change and a wallet were stolen from an unlocked vehicle at 182 Marlborough Road, according to a 9:35 a.m. report.

An officer responded to a 7:01 p.m. report that an animal had been struck by a vehicle at 29 Grove St. and determined that “a large woodchuck was found to have crawled off of the roadway ... in obvious suffering and distress.” The officer put the animal down with one shot from his service weapon.

Police responded to a 9:55 p.m. report that people were climbing scaffolding outside the Peabody Essex Museum and arrested Jessica Candilieri, 18, of 52 Roslyn St., Salem, on a charge of trespassing.


A Beaver Street woman reported at 10:13 a.m. that somebody had cut her brake line.

A 12:11 p.m. report of a shoplifter at Walmart at 450 Highland Ave. resulted in the arrest of Raymond Garland, 42, of 12 Palmer St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting.

A 12:21 p.m. report of a “male party making animal sounds” brought police to 180 Essex St., where they were unable to locate him.



Police received a 4:21 p.m. report that a woman’s children had been threatened by their neighbor — “who is their grandfather” — on Highland Place.



A 6:11 p.m. report that somebody had shoplifted a pellet gun at Walmart at 55 Brooksby Village Drive resulted in the arrest of Antonio Gomez, 17, of 286 Newbury St., Peabody, on a charge of shoplifting. A 44-year-old Beverly man was arrested on a warrant at the same time.


A Chevrolet Impala was keyed at Motel 6 at 65 Newbury St., according to a 9:48 p.m. report.