, Salem, MA

December 4, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A 2:44 a.m. report of an accident at Essex Street and Parramatta Road resulted in the arrest of Drew Frenette, 20, of 165 Pine Grove St., New Bedford, on a charge of drunken driving. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to a 6:39 a.m. report of an unknown person in the yard at 12 Curtis Point and found “fresh boot prints across pool cover” but nobody suspicious.

A 6:33 p.m. report of a person sleeping in a car at 31 Elliott St. resulted in the arrest of Cody Farris, 19, homeless, on charges of being a person under 21 in possession of alcohol and violating the city’s open container ordinance.

Police responded to Brimbal Avenue and Herrick Street after an 11:26 p.m. report of an intoxicated woman “fighting on sidewalk” and arrested Alex Dunbar, 28, of 14 Evelyn Road, Beverly, on charges of possession of a Class A drug and a Class B drug.


A 1:09 a.m. report of a fight in the street brought police to Rantoul and Creek streets, where they determined that it was a “fight between people leaving the bars.”

At 1:18 p.m., an officer arrested David Testa, 57, of 12 Pickett St., Beverly, on a charge of violating a harassment-prevention order.

At 1:57 p.m., police arrested Craig Cowper, 34, of 34 Grant St., Beverly, on charges of disorderly conduct and possession of a Class A drug.

A 9:27 p.m. report of “fireworks bouncing off cars” brought police to 30 W. Dane St.

Police responded to a 9:28 p.m. report of a man with a bat at 22 Grant St. The man was helping his brother move.



Both the left and right front windows were broken as a GPS and designer sunglasses went missing from a vehicle in the vicinity of Brothers Kouzina on Route 1, as logged at 12:49 a.m.

Brian J. Walsh, 38, of 36 Shore Drive, Peabody, was arrested at 10:54 a.m. at the Northshore Mall Sears on a charge of shoplifting merchandise over $100 in value. The log reports testimony relating that “it was a box cutter that was used to cut off tags in the store.”

A three-vehicle accident at 11 a.m. on Route 114 sent Edith Roach, 60, of 210 Maple St., Lynn, to Salem Hospital.

A driver on John Road reported bottles thrown at his vehicle, as logged at 12:48 p.m.

A 9:14 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance resulted in the arrest of Randen Davis, 37, of 111 Foster St., Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Police received a 4:04 a.m. report of an unwanted person at 31 Pulaski St. and arrested Stephanie Boutchie, 21, of that address, on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, subsequent offense.

A Hog Hill man was transported to Salem Hospital after he cut his hand with a power tool, according to a 9:55 a.m. report.



Joseph J. Yannizze, 51, of 286 Washington St., Salem, and Michelle Dauwer, 44, no address, were arrested at 12:19 p.m. on Essex Street by Patrolman Daniel Tucker on charges of shoplifting. Yannizze is also charged with receiving stolen property worth more than $250. Police stopped the pair because they matched the description of two shoplifters fleeing CVS.

A Sutton Terrace woman reported at 5:17 p.m. that somebody had broken into her home and stolen cash and savings bonds.

Police received a 7:33 p.m. report that sewage was washing up from a manhole at 38 Sable Road. A DPW employee was notified.

A woman driving a gray Mazda on Loring Avenue around 9:30 p.m. was unable to negotiate an S-turn and struck a utility pole before rolling over. The pole snapped; the woman and her passenger were not injured.

Police received a 10:46 p.m. report that a Carpenter Street woman “was concerned that someone may be on her third floor after she heard noises.” Police wrote: “No persons were found. However, two bats were found flying around on the third floor and making noise. The animals were caught and released.”


Police responded to a 10:11 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 179 Boston St. Two people were arguing over a “lost bill.”

A Boston Street man reported at 12:56 p.m. that prescription medication had gone missing from an unlocked safe in his bedroom.

Police received a 2:15 p.m. report of a suspicious person carrying a file cabinet on Hathorne Street. An officer spoke to the man, who was actually carrying a small refrigerator and a portable dishwasher, and determined that he had found the items in a Dumpster by the Italian American Club on Pratt Street. The officer checked the Dumpster out and determined it was “not properly stored” on the Italian American Club’s property. “I went inside and spoke to the bartender to inform him that their Dumpster needs to be moved on their property to prevent people from illegal dumping,” the officer wrote.



Paul Maestranzi, 41, of 80 Larch Row, Wenham, was arrested at 2 p.m. at the Route 1 CVS by Officer Richard Barthelmess on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Police had been summoned regarding a “problem with a customer,” according to the log.

Courtney Ahern-Stetson, 19, of 23 Popes Lane, Danvers, was arrested at 7:50 p.m. at home by Officer Dana Hagan on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.


Max Paniagua, 37, of 32 North Shetland Road, Danvers, was arrested at 3:05 a.m. on Shetland Road by Officer Dana Hagan on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Police received a 5:13 p.m. report that a laptop had been taken from a room at the Motel 6.


A domestic dispute between a daughter and her parents was reported on Hyde Street at 1:06 p.m.

A domestic assault and battery in which a male pulled a female’s hair was reported at 1:35 p.m. at Holten and Pine streets.



A woman reported at 9:06 a.m. that there was Silly String “all over” the front of a building on Sewall Street, as well as empty cans left in front.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Pleasant Street at 11:43 a.m. after deeming a driver’s operation through a detail area “hazardous.” The woman who was pulled over subsequently called 911 to find out what the officer’s name was “because he yelled at her,” police wrote.

Youths on Broughton Road were “screaming all the time” at a neighbor’s house, according to a 5 p.m. report. “It is an ongoing issue of the grandmother not being able to control the kids,” police wrote.

A caller reported “an altercation with two males with shaved heads and goatees wearing white shirts with Crueger written on them” on State Street at 10:58 p.m. The caller reported the two had left the area, but had made comments about “shooting up the bar” before they went. Police were unable to locate them.


A ring found on Fort Sewall Lane was turned over to police at 10:26 a.m.

A man reported at 7:22 p.m. that a car that began flashing its high beams at him after he passed it on Pleasant Street and followed him for 15 minutes afterward. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.