, Salem, MA

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November 21, 2012




Police responded to a 9:47 p.m. report of a disturbance at 123 Northridge Road and arrested James Willems, 45, of 123 Northridge Road, Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


A 12:06 a.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to a Sargent Street address, where they found that two brothers had been fighting.

A briefcase was stolen from a vehicle at 36 Everett St., according to a 6:35 a.m. report.

Police received an 11:43 a.m. report of fire damage to a motor vehicle at 9 Park St. and determined that the interior of a Mazda had been “completely damaged” by a fire, Officer Dave Costa said in an email. An investigating officer determined that the fire likely started after somebody affixed matches to the end of a piece of wood, lit it on fire, and stuck it under the hood and against the engine block. The Fire Department is investigating.

A motorist was cited for following too closely and having an uninspected motor vehicle after she rear-ended a police cruiser at 191 Cabot St., according to a 12:48 p.m. report.



Police received a 3:19 p.m. report from a Brookbridge Road woman who said her neighbor had given her 7-year-old son “the finger” and that she was now “afraid to let him play outside.” The neighbor denied doing so.

A “loud boom, origin unknown” was reported at 43 Donegal Road at 6:40 p.m.

A teenager who was baby-sitting his younger brother and another boy reported at 9 p.m. that a man wearing all black had banged on his door, said “I’m going to kill you” and tried to get into the apartment. Police arrested Thomas Carter, 25, of 286 Washington St., Peabody, on charges of disorderly conduct (subsequent offense), breaking and entering for a misdemeanor, and trespassing. Lt. Arthur Yeo said Carter was intoxicated and tried to get into another apartment in the same building before he was arrested.

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