, Salem, MA

July 5, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


Firefighters doused a shed fire at 2 Reed Road at approximately 3 p.m., saying there was some damage to a fence as well. The initial call came in as a brush fire at 2:52 p.m.

A woman reported at 2:54 p.m. that her daughter was assaulted during a domestic incident with a man. The victim was picked up from Lt. Ross Park and taken to Tedeschi’s on Lowell Street by an officer. Police said they would issue a court summons for the man.

One person was escorted off the property by security after a report of an assault involving two employees at Brooksby Village at 5:27 p.m.

A caller reported a purse was stolen from a dressing room at Macy’s at 7:21 p.m.

Richard C. Zelandi, 28, of Revere was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license at 8:05 p.m., following a motor vehicle stop at Babies R Us on Route 114.

A caller reported a vehicle went through a stop sign at Russell Street at 30 mph, almost hitting a family in a vehicle at 8:09 p.m.

Police responded to a report of a robbery at Gardner Park Variety at 9:41 p.m. Police said a man in an orange jacket and a black shirt pulled up over his mouth and nose allegedly ordered the clerk to the floor and took an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapons were shown. The clerk said the robber was about six feet tall, medium build and also wearing gloves and black pants. The store closed for the night and police said they would be reviewing surveillance footage.

Joseph Hussien, 50, of 148A Washington St., Peabody, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery at 10:25 p.m. following a report of a domestic incident at his residence.

Jennifer Goodman, 43, of 22 Bertuccio Ave., Salem, was arrested at 11:47 p.m. on Route 1 by the jughandle on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and a marked lanes violation.


An officer reported there was a dead opossum on Pulaski Street at 6:26 a.m. Public Services was notified.

Shortly after 4 p.m., police received two calls — one from a person pumping gas at the Hess station on Lowell Street — that a white Ford Explorer came off Route 1, crossed over a median and smashed into a street sign on Lowell Street. The vehicle then fled eastbound on Lowell Street past Dunkin’ Donuts, according to scanner reports. Police stopped the vehicle a short distance away and issued a court summons to a Peabody man. Exact charges were not available Friday night.



A woman reported receiving numerous phone calls over the past three weeks from a person claiming to be from the IRS. The man told her she owed the agency money for doing her taxes wrong for years and she needed to pay immediately to avoid legal action. She was told to purchase prepaid Visa cards in the amount of $1,500. She did so and then read the numbers and codes on the cards to the man, who told her she would receive a letter on Monday. Police advised her she was scammed.

Derek Lane, 40, of Cambridge, was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and giving a false name to a police officer and on two default warrants out of Lowell District Court. Police had responded to an address on Boston Street on a report of an unwanted person at 5:58 p.m. and located Lane sleeping at an entrance to the back hall and stairs.

At 7:46 p.m., a man reported he was pick-pocketed by a group of youths while he was walking along Washington Street toward Essex Street. He said a woman on a skateboard suddenly flipped the board in back of her, almost hitting him. As she went to retrieve the board, four youths behind the man blocked his way. It wasn’t until he got to his car that he discovered his wallet was missing. It contained $40, credit cards, his license and other personal items.

A Bridge Street resident reported a possible peeping Tom at 8:11 p.m. She told police she first saw an elderly male neighbor standing in the parking lot looking at her apartment window. Several minutes later he moved to a different spot and was photographing her dog out on the first floor porch. When she looked through the window, he fled the area. She said she knew which building the man lived in, but not his name. She also said she sees him regularly at the pool where he’s made harassing comments to her and her children before.


Police and fire crews were dispatched to Shetland Park at 1:28 a.m. on a report of a large fire coming from a metal Dumpster on the property. The fire was extinguished and no one was found near the scene.

Albert F. Vigeant, 45, of 8 Hardy St., Salem, was arrested at his residence at 6:01 a.m. on charges of possession of a class B drug (Adderall) and possession of a class E drug (Xanax). An officer responded to a noise complaint at the home when he spotted narcotics in “plain view” in Vigeant’s possession. Vigeant was unable to produce a prescription for the pills and was subsequently arrested.

A Chestnut Street resident reported at 7:10 a.m. that someone had pried off and stolen two copper gutters from the side of her garage.

A woman reported she and her boyfriend were heading to Boston to visit her family when he told her he had to run an errand first. They began to argue because she knew he wanted to go buy drugs, she told police. The boyfriend took her car keys and said he’d be back in 20 minutes. She didn’t press charges, but said he’s repeatedly done that to buy drugs and she was trying to help him. The woman was advised to call the station when she returned home and further advised to seek a restraining order and break up with the boyfriend.

A caller reported there was a man dressed in camouflage on Orne Street at 2:39 p.m. Police located the man who said he just ran a mile and was doing push-ups inside the cemetery. He said he was wearing camo in celebration of the Fourth of July.

A Washington Street resident reported a past theft. She said someone entered her parked car around 9:30 p.m. the night before and stole a cellphone.



Police responded to a two-car crash with property damage at the intersection of Bridge Street and Western Avenue at 6:09 p.m.

Officers assisted state police with an accident on Route 128 North at Exit 18 at 6:24 p.m.


Police responded to a report of a house party and fireworks on School Street at 2:02 a.m.

A deer was struck in the area of Apple Road and Trask Court at 10:09 a.m. Police said the deer was located in Danvers and Danvers police were notified. There wasn’t any damage to the vehicle.



Eric Davis, 33, listed as homeless, was arrested at 5:34 p.m. and charged with larceny over $250 following a report of shoplifting at BJ’s. Police said $400 worth of merchandise was stolen.

Police received a report of a sinkhole forming on Cabot Road at 6:06 p.m.

An officer intervened in a dispute outside Ocean State Job Lot after a carriage bumped a car at 7:04 p.m.


A caller reported a boy sitting in the rain at the corner of Coolidge Road and Sherwood Avenue at 2:10 p.m. An officer checked the area, but didn’t find anyone.



At 12:21 p.m. an Essex Street resident reported he discovered someone had opened credit card accounts under his name after he ran a credit report on himself.

A victim from a previous car break-in on Hardy Road reported finding a steak knife in her yard at 2:11 p.m. She believed the person who was arrested might have dropped it.