, Salem, MA

May 16, 2014


The Salem News

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Police took a report at 2:01 p.m. of a previous hit and run accident in front of a Hazel Street home. The incident took place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday. The resident said his 2005 Toyota Camry had been sideswiped and the driver’s side mirror knocked off.

Police responded at 3:33 p.m. to a report of a hit and run with a bus at 77 Willson St. The Salem driver who struck the bus and left, thinking there was no damage, was found at home on Lawrence Street. There was no visible damage to either vehicle.

Police took a report of a hit-and-run accident at 540 Loring Ave. and Periwinkles food shop at 3:47 p.m. A witness took down the plate number of the vehicle involved, which came back belonging to a Swampscott woman.

Matthew Jervinis, 41, of 361/2 Buffum St., Salem, was arrested at 8:53 p.m. and charged with domestic assault and threatening to commit a crime.

Police investigated a report that someone left without paying a bill at the Lobster Shanty, 25 Front St., at 11:58 p.m. A man told the bartender he was going out for a smoke but instead began to leave the area. The manager followed the man to the Essex Street pedestrian mall but lost him. The manager has a video of the incident he plans to provide police.


A Visa credit card, $5 in cash and a pair of sunglasses were reported stolen from a 2013 Infinity G37X on Ord Street at 7:35 a.m.

At 8:50 a.m., a woman came to the station at 56 Margin St. to report her prescription medications were stolen from the Lifebridge shelter the day before.

Police responded to the courthouse at 56 Federal St. at 11:55 a.m. for a report of a woman who brought a knife and drug paraphernalia into court. Court officers had the woman stopped at the metal detector with her handbag emptied out. Police found a folding knife, with a 3-inch-long blade, a rolled marijuana cigarette and a glass pipe filled with marijuana. Police cited her for violating the city knife ordinance and $100 for possession of class D substance under an ounce.

Police responded to Cavendish Circle at 12:17 p.m. for a report of a possible domestic dispute with a knife shown. George E. Thompson, 48, of 5 Cavendish Circle, Salem, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery.

Wyatt Lee Paige, 34, of 293 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested at 3:04 p.m. and charged with violating a harassment prevention order, witness intimidation and threatening to commit a crime.

Police responded to a report at 3:05 p.m. that someone had smashed a glass door on a backhoe parked behind Wal-Mart at 450 Highland Ave.



Jeffrey James Gonsalves, 52, of 339 Moraine St., Marshfield, and Nukindra S. Quarles, 37, homeless, were arrested at 8:43 p.m. after a stop in the vicinity of 20 Sohier Road. Gonsalves was charged with distributing cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug laws, and Quarles was charged with cocaine distribution.


Police took a report of a hit and run at 11:19 a.m. at 20 Sohier Road. The Beverly Housing Authority is reviewing surveillance video.

James Everett White, 73, of 490 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery at 1:09 p.m. at his residence.

Daniel R. Ciman, 30, of 139 East St., Middleton, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs at 1:26 p.m. at 420 Cabot St. after a report of an erratic operator.

Police cited a motorist on Chapman and Bow streets at 8:38 p.m. for having an expired, nonrenewable registration. A small amount of marijuana was seized and placed in evidence and marked for destruction.

After a report of an erratic operator, Lisa D. Bell, 41, of 9 Lakeside Ave., Beverly was arrested on Dodge Street and Pershing Avenue and charged with drunken driving at 10:18 p.m.


Police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Sohier Road and Lyman Street after someone spotted a female with a holster at 9:01 a.m. Police found it was a Beverly High student in costume for a student costume day. The holster was taken by school staff.

A car fire was reported at Walgreen’s at the corner of Conant and Dodge streets at 5:54 p.m.



Police took a report of shoplifting of video games at Wal-Mart, 55 Brooksby Village Drive, at 5:37 p.m.

Police took a report of a past assault at Walgreen’s, 107 High St., at 10:41 p.m.


Police arrested Gregory Mitchell, 41, of 16A Shore Drive, Peabody, at 6:14 a.m. at the Gulf station, 100 High St., and charged him with driving with a suspended license and an outstanding warrant.

Colleen DiNuccio, 48, of 4 Oak Terrace, Georgetown, was arrested at 11:36 a.m. at The Home Depot, 92 Newbury St., and charged with driving with a suspended license, an equipment violation, larceny under $250 and failing to stop for police. Police responded to a report of money stolen from a truck.

Police responded to a report of a fox with an arrow through it on Anthony Lane. Police did not find any wounded animals.

A mulch fire away from the building was reported at Wal-Mart 55 Brooksby Village Drive, at 7:59 p.m.



Patrolman Michael Frayler arrested Keith Chadwell, 35, of 18 Swampscott Ave., Swampscott and charged with him with breaking and entering in the day to commit felony and larceny from a person at 8:19 a.m. at 246 Humphrey St.

Loss prevention at Stop & Shop, 450 Paradise Road, reported an juvenile female shoplifter was in their office. Police transported the juvenile to the high school at 10:22 a.m.

A resident of Orchard Circle reported at 12:29 p.m. a past theft of a handicapped placard the day before while at Five Guys deli in Vinnin Square.

A resident of Muriel Road reported coming home around 10:47 p.m. and finding a past break-in.



A resident reported at 2:08 p.m. that men came to his father’s house on Proctor Street around May 8 or 9, claiming they were called to address a water leak in the basement. The man’s father now reports money missing from the residence.

A stop in the vicinity of 2 Mt. Vernon St. resulted in a Peabody resident being summonsed for driving with a suspended license, speeding and failure to display owner’s name.

Police arrested Waldecy F. Sobrinho, 43, of 32 Cooper St., Apt. 2R, Lynn, during a traffic stop at Stop & Shop, 19 Howley St., at 3:30 p.m. and charged him with driving with a suspended license, subsequent offense, and failure to display owner’s name.

Police received a report that a vehicle had crashed into a parked vehicle in a driveway at 43 Holten St. at 3:51 p.m. There were no injuries, but a chain-link fence was damaged. A 16-year-old will be summonsed to court for driving without a license.

Police received a report of shoplifting at Nordstrom, 210N Andover St., Northshore Mall, at 6:09 p.m. An $800 purse was grabbed by a tall male wearing dark clothing and sunglasses. He was accompanied by a female with long blond hair and a short male with thick glasses and a hat. The incident took place at 5:50 p.m.

Police went to Northeast Nursery, 234 Newbury St., for a report of a brush fire at 6:34 p.m.

A caller reported a possible fire in a trailer at Peabody Mobile Park, 252 Newbury St., Apt. 93, at 9:06 p.m. There was no smoke showing, but the Fire Department remained on scene to wait for the homeowner to return from work to check the furnace.


Police stopped a commercial vehicle on the ramp to 128 south from Route 1 at 7:25 a.m. The driver will be summonsed for driving with a suspended license, and the owner will be summonsed for allowing the operation of an uninsured vehicle.

A white BMX bike was reported stolen from a Newhall Place residence at 9:43 a.m. The resident followed the suspect to the skate park and recovered the bike. The resident did not want to pursue the incident further.

The owner of a construction site at 126 Bartholomew St. reported an attempted break-in at the water tower at 10:39 a.m.


Firefighters responded to a brush fire that burned 2 acres near the North Andover line late yesterday afternoon. Crews were out of the woods by 7 p.m. North Andover and Danvers responded to the Middleton Fire Department for coverage.