, Salem, MA

November 26, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Salem


Keep your money in your pockets — that might be the lesson for a man who was counting his on Margin Street when a woman passed by and snatched “the money out of his hand and ran away,” according to the log at 4:30 p.m. Police seem to know who did it, as they’ve ordered a woman summoned to court for larceny.

Christopher Ouellette, 57, of 225 Derby St., Salem, was arrested at 5:43 p.m. at home by Patrolmen Ryan Arundel and Derek White on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Catherine Mary Olson, 21, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested at 6:53 p.m. on Congress Street by Patrolman Thomas Pelletier on a charge of knowingly being present where heroin is kept. The Special Response Unit was responding to suspicious activity in the area of Wendy’s.


William T. Rinaldi, 19, of 5 Willowbrae Drive, Peabody, was arrested at 3:57 a.m. on Washington Street by Patrolmen Rafael Gonzalez and Daniel Tucker on charges of illegally possessing a Class B substance, possessing a Class D substance with intent to distribute, violating the city knife ordinance and having defective equipment. In the same incident, Mark A. Lendall, 21, of 5A Elginwood Road, Peabody, was arrested for possessing a Class D drug with intent to distribute. The arrests followed a traffic stop.

Valerie C. Mayi, 33, of 24 Boston St., Salem, was arrested at 8:29 a.m. on Lafayette Street by Patrolmen DeeJay Gagnon and Jason Gross on charges of driving with a suspended license, driving with no license in possession, and going through a stop sign or red light.

A woman turned over a lost phone to police at 8:50 a.m., after finding what she described as “suspicious activity in photos” on the phone. Police took possession of the phone for safekeeping. The nature of the activity was not revealed.

Jose A. Taveras, 38, of 422 Blake Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested at 3:40 p.m. on Jackson Street by Officer Tracy O’Leary on charges of driving with a revoked license and violating DPW rules and on an outstanding warrant. Police say Taveras went the wrong way around a traffic island and drove straight toward a cruiser. Returning to the right lane just before colliding, he headed up the street, where he was pulled over.

Pablo Roman Jr., 36, of 27 Salem St., Salem, was arrested at 5:48 p.m. on Porter Street by Patrolmen Thomas Pelletier and Robert Cunningham and Sgt. Kristian Hanson on charges of driving without a license, going through a light or stop sign, and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

Raymond R. Thompson, 27, of 95 Lawrence St., Salem, was arrested by Patrolman John Burke on charges of malicious destruction of property over $25, larceny over $250 and illegal possession of a Class E substance. Police initially responded to a report of the destruction of a door on Lafayette Street.

Protective custody followed after a report at 10:16 p.m. of a woman “in a blanket walking in traffic” on Lafayette Street.


A Howard Street man told police at 1:10 a.m. that he invited five people to his apartment to drink. “He left the room for about 15 minutes, and on returning, the (PlayStation 3 game system) was gone, along with his five guests,” according to the log. He could provide only a few first names. Police advised against inviting people into his home he does not know.

When he saw the clerk at an all-night business struggling to stay conscious, a customer was concerned enough to contact police at 6:18 a.m. Officers went to the scene, where the man told them “he had been awake all night and was tired,” according to the log. A visit by police was enough to restore him to alertness.

A man told police at 9:21 a.m. that someone took advantage of his slumber at the Salem Common to steal his backpack.



Police responded to Lothrop Street at 12:16 p.m. and a report of a man “trying car doors,” according to the log.

Stolen tools brought officers to Hale Street at 12:20 p.m.

Four officers responded at 6:09 p.m. on Cabot Street and a call regarding someone breaking into vehicles.

Phillip J. Fitzgerald, 39, of 39 Squam Hill Road, Rockport, was arrested at 6:31 p.m. on Rantoul Street on a charge of disorderly conduct. The arrest followed an accident involving a pedestrian. An ambulance was called. Patrolmen John McCarthy, Erik Abrahamson and Kenneth Rollins responded.


A report of larceny involved an outboard motor taken off the back of a boat, as reported at 11:40 a.m. on Water Street.

State police responded to a report of a metallic case found near one of the Sunoco gas pumps on the Route 128 rest stop. The “suspicious package” turned out to be a suitcase.

A case of stolen packages was reported on Gage Street at 10 p.m.


Dylan Sahakian, 17, of 15 Orchard St., Beverly, was arrested at 1:44 a.m. at his address by Patrolmen Scott Leblanc and Kevin Coletti on a charge of assault and battery. Police had responded to a report of a fight between brothers.

Donald J. Bishop, 51, of 245 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested at 3:22 a.m. at home on charges of disturbing the peace and threatening to commit a crime. Responding to a report of a man breaking down a door were Patrolmen Gary Little, Scott Leblanc and Michael Flynn and Sgt. Michael Cassola.

It drew the attention of a police when a man sent a photo of a slashed forearm to a female friend. They discovered that the man was uninjured. “He said he got the photo from the Internet,” according to the log at 10:58 a.m.

Josiah B. Woodhouse, 37, of 40 Heather St., Beverly, was arrested at 11:10 a.m. at home by Patrolmen Gary Little and Jason Lantych on a charge of assault and battery.

The driver got a warning for not taking care in turning, and the bicyclist got a “minor bruise” after a collision at Dodge Street and Route 128.

A man reported to be threatening his mother with a hammer drew police to Bridge Street at 4:59 p.m. A later report warned that he might have a firearm.



Yann Celestin Ketchanga, 24, of 4409 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax, Va., was arrested at 4:43 p.m. at the Northshore Mall Sears on charges of driving with a suspended license and using a forged credit card. Responding was Detective Ralph Scopa.

A broken water main was logged at 4:57 p.m. on Glen Drive at Intervale Avenue.

Marcia Gomes, 18, of 14 Walsh Ave., Peabody, and Linda Pratto, 18, of 43 Reed Road, Peabody, were arrested at 5:44 p.m. at the Northshore Mall J.C. Penney on a charge of shoplifting.

Eric C. Amor, 41, of 286 Washington St., Salem, was arrested at 7:36 p.m. on Mill Street on charges of domestic assault and destruction of property worth over $250.

Roy Demasse, 30, of 8 Walnut St., Peabody, was arrested at 8:51 p.m. on charges of possessing a Class B and Class E drug and larceny over $250 and on active warrants.


A homeowner on Wallis Ann Road complained to police at 9:01 a.m. that $1,500 went missing following an open house on Nov. 18.

Joseph Marchesi, 30, of 47 Lake Shore Road, Peabody, was arrested at 1:56 p.m. on Lynn Street by Officer Alan Graglia on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony, domestic assault, and malicious destruction of property worth over $250. Police had responded to a caller who said “his daughter is having a dispute with her boyfriend,” according to the log.

Matthew Edward Coffey, 21, of 38 Case Drive, Revere, was arrested at 11:53 p.m. on charges including two counts of domestic assault and battery and two counts of wanton destruction of property worth over $250.


A deer injured near McCarthy School on Lake Street had to be euthanized by the animal control officer, as reported at 10:54 a.m.

After hitting a woman’s vehicle near Capone’s Restaurant on Summit Street, a driver went on the lam. A witness, however, got the license number and left it on the victim’s windshield. She reported that to police at 11:03 a.m.

The friend who set up a medical fund for a woman’s daughter won’t release the money to her — that was the woman’s complaint to police at 1:39 p.m.



Police were called to Savers Value Village on Endicott Street to deal with a complaint at 7:05 p.m. of a woman “screaming songs.”


Anton Topchyyev, 29, of 161 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach, Maine, was arrested at 2:15 a.m. on Route 1 by Officer Scott Frost on charges of drunken driving, having an open container and negligent driving. The incident was described as involving a “wrong-way driver.”