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July 18, 2013

Police nab two after vehicle break-ins

SALEM — Two men were arrested on multiple charges late Tuesday night after police received a report of a vehicle break-in near Leach and Green streets.

Carlos E. Cabrera Jr., 21, of 79 Summer St., Salem, was arrested on charges of three counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony.

Luis Eduardo Gomez Jr., 20, of 61/2 Roslyn St., Salem, was arrested on charges of three counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and disorderly conduct.

Police responded to an 11:34 p.m. report that two suspicious males were possibly entering vehicles near the intersection of Leach and Green streets and found the pair, according to the incident log. An officer said they had broken into three vehicles.

It was unclear exactly where all of the break-ins occurred, but at 6:10 the next morning, a Vermont man called police to say that his 2013 Nissan Versa had been rummaged through while it was parked overnight in his mother’s driveway at 9 Messervy St., about a tenth of a mile from where the pair were arrested. There was no damage to the Versa, and nothing was reported stolen. The man said it was possible he had left the car unlocked.

Police also received an 8:09 a.m. report that a vehicle at 17 Messervy St. had been entered and three pairs of sunglasses stolen — one pair of black ones, one pair of gold-and-orange ones, and one pair of Michael Kors.

Police indicated in the incident log that both break-ins could be related to the two men who were arrested.

The arrest was Gomez Jr.’s second by Salem police that day. After police conducted a traffic stop on Piedmont Sreet at 12:46 a.m. the previous night, they arrested him on charges of operating without a license and failure to signal before stopping.

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