, Salem, MA

December 3, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


Brenda M. Ramos, 33, of 10 First St., Salem, was arrested at 2:06 p.m. at the Northshore Mall J.C. Penney by Officer Javier Sanchez on a charge of shoplifting more than $100 worth of merchandise.

Craig C. Piper, 46, of 5 Cleveland St., Salem, was arrested at 2:19 p.m. on Lynnfield Street for drunken driving — he has been convicted previously of the same charge — and having an open container of alcohol.

Police responded to word of a glass door smashed in on Conrad Lane at 5:13 p.m. Nothing appeared to have been taken. The damaged door was boarded over.

Two large, golden dogs appeared on Bartholomew Street at 7:59 p.m. “The officer performed a Christmas miracle and located the owners at the intersection of Bartholomew and Lynnfield,” according to the report.

Anthony Miscioscia, 18, of 7 Oak St., Peabody, was arrested at 9:48 p.m. on Oak Street by Officer Matt Stark on a charge of aggravated domestic assault and battery and wanton destruction of property valued at less than $250. A man had called to complain that his pregnant daughter was “involved in a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, she is parked in the lot and having difficulty breathing,” according to the log.

Eric Duran, 31, of 21 Bowditch St., Peabody, was arrested at 11:25 p.m. on Washington Street on charges of possessing a Class A and Class D drug. In the same incident, Diana N. Cruz, 28, of 18 Bay State Blvd., Peabody, was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, revoked registration and uninsured vehicle. She was also wanted on other warrants.


Police dispersed a group of angry people in the vicinity of Oliveira’s Steak House on Walnut Street, according to a 12:35 a.m. log entry. “Many indicated they would continue in their hometowns,” according to the log. Police in Salem and Lynn were notified. In what may have been a related incident, a woman reported seeing a fight next to her car on nearby Paleologos Street, resulting in a smashed passenger-side window, as logged at 12:53 a.m.

Taran M. Upchurch, 42, of 944 Parker St., Jamaica Plain, was arrested at 8:02 p.m. at the Northshore Mall Macy’s on charges of shoplifting and two counts of receiving stolen property over and under $250 in value.

Danielle M. Yocum, 30, of 254 Winona St., Peabody, was arrested at 10:02 p.m. on Lowell Street on charges of drunken driving and marked lanes violations.


Police have a suspect in the case of a laptop and digital converter stolen from a residence at Mobile Estates on Route 1, according to the 12:23 log entry.



Benjamin M. Walsh, 26, of 57 Maverick St., Marblehead, was arrested at 11:04 a.m. near Ocean Avenue on charge involving “sexual conduct for fee.” Police were initially called to the beach. Responding were Detective Sean Sweeney of the criminal investigation division and officers Dennis Defelice, Brendan Finnegan and Andrew Clark.

Mary Kathleen Champlain, 46, of 140 Essex St., Beverly, was arrested at 6:51 p.m. on Spring Street on charges of drunken driving and negligent driving. Responding was Officer Christopher Gallo.



Kristen Marie Bell, 31, of 812 Boston St. and Leonard Paul Levasseur, 61, of 71 Harwood St., both of Lynn, and Ronald Ray Webster Jr., 38, of 21 Caller St., Peabody, were arrested at 4:42 p.m. at the Highland Avenue Target on charges of larceny over $250. Webster was also charged with disturbing the peace, and Levasseur had an active warrant. Responding were officers Tracy O’Leary and Deni Gaito.

Police carried a cat struck by a car on Webb Street to the feline hospital, according to the log at 6:25 p.m.

A black and white dog with no tag was found on Congress Street. It was turned over to the animal control officer at 7:37 p.m.

Bicyclist Nayroby Polanco, 21, of 10 First St., Salem, was transported for medical care after colliding with a car on Highland Avenue, according to the log at 9:40 p.m.

Two people “smashed” the 9-by-5-foot plate glass window of the Northshore Career Center on Washington Street, as logged at 11:04 p.m. Described as drunken men in their 20s, they “took off running down Lynde Street,” according to the log. Damage is estimated to be $2,000.

Robert Andrew Masjoan, 21, of 302 Manor Road, Beverly, and Francis J. Mosher, 22, of 13 Bryant St., Salem, were arrested at 11:24 p.m. on Washington Street on charges of assault and battery and being disorderly. Police acted after seeing the pair assaulting another man, according to the report. Responding were Patrolmen Kevin O’Donnell and Ryan Arundel and Detectives Brian and Kevin St. Pierre and Dennis Gaudet.


A woman complained to police at 12:25 a.m. that her friend’s husband has been making harassing phone calls, accusing her of stealing medication from his home. Police listened to a voice mail where he says, “he is going to call police ... and tell her condo association that she is a drug dealer and user if she does not return the medication,” according to the log. She told police “she never took any medication and is unsure why (he) thinks she took it.” She was advised of harassment prevention orders. She did not want police to call the alleged harasser.

Johnny E. Bush, 31, of 109 Congress St., Salem, was arrested at 2:02 a.m. at Dow Street by Patrolman Gilbert Priddy on a charge of drunken driving.

Valued at $200, a snowblower went missing on Webb Street, as logged at 7:43 a.m.

A smashed window (via a large rock found nearby) and a broken side mirror sparked a police investigation of vandalism on a vehicle parked on Summer Street, according to the log at 9:54 a.m.

John N. Callahan, 45, of 56 Margin St., Salem, was arrested at 10:48 a.m. on Essex Street by officers Edward Vaillancourt and Kathleen Rocheville on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and being disorderly. Police report that Callahan was found sitting alongside a 40-ounce bottle of beer in a paper bag. Officers perceived that he was intoxicated and said he struggled when the cuffs were applied. “He then attempted to pull away and started to yell obscenities at both of us,” according to the log. “Our intention at first was to place him in protective custody.” Police say he also attempted to kick Rocheville during booking.

They got the plate numbers after a customer drove away from Hess on North Street without paying $34.12 — but the plates came back canceled, as logged at 7:24 p.m.

Kids throwing snowballs at a store on Congress Street didn’t inspire a call to police until one of them opened the door and hurled one inside the store, as logged at 8:25 p.m.

Notified of a “suspicious vehicle” on Dundee Street, according to the log at 11:32 p.m., police approached and “observed a male in the driver’s seat slumped to his right side. The party was unresponsive.” An officer “observed the motor vehicle to be running and in drive.” He opened the door and put it in park. The man and the vehicle were turned over to Peabody police after it was determined that the sedan was actually in Peabody.


Andre R. Wesley, 25, of 106 Boston St., Salem, was arrested at 1:06 a.m. on Boston Street by Patrolmen Roberson Troncoso and Joshua Gerrard on a charge of being disorderly. Encountering 12 youths, police say one “began to yell and excite the group,” according to the log. He was asked to leave and “began to yell back.”



Police were called to investigate a house break on MacArthur Boulevard, as logged at 9:23 p.m.


An accident with personal injury was recorded at 3:27 p.m. on Interstate 95 south at Maple Street.

Multiple cars were involved in an accident on Route 1 at 4:16 p.m. Some injuries were reported. At 5:45 p.m., a second accident with “multiple cars,” according to the log, at Interstate 95 south near Center Street also resulted in injury. State police downplayed the seriousness of the injuries.