, Salem, MA

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December 3, 2012



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.

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