, Salem, MA

November 5, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


Victoria L. Tivey, 37, of 115 Lowell St., Peabody, was arrested at 3:42 p.m. on Lowell Street by Officer Daniel Jenkins on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Jose Ivan Riverafred, 25, of 1 Vallar Road, East Boston, and Tejada Yorky Sepulveda, of 11545 Blvd. Langelier, Montreal, were arrested at 5:52 p.m. in the vicinity of the Northshore Mall Nordstrom on charges of possession of a Class B drug, conspiracy to violate the drug laws and possessing a Class B drug with the intent to distribute.

A woman on McIntire Court told police at 6:30 p.m. that her ex-boyfriend stole her car. Lynn police were notified.

Delight M. Corvi, 43, of 8 Apple Hill Lane, Lynnfield, was arrested at 11:20 p.m. near the Lowell Street Dunkin’ Donuts on a charge of drunken driving.


A woman on Aborn Street called at 2:49 a.m. to report that her vehicle was being vandalized.

A woman on Central Street reported at 9:02 a.m. that credit cards and a cellphone worth $450 were stolen.

Mom got a talking-to from police at 1:32 p.m. after she left two boys, ages 8 and 9, alone in her parked car in the vicinity of the Northshore Mall Nordstrom.

Natasha L. Cedano, 28, of 4 Summers Court, Lynn, was arrested at 4:09 p.m. by Officer Gerald Fitzgerald on two charges of shoplifting at Gap.

Dolores Mercurio, 48, of 273 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested at 5:06 p.m. at the Northshore Mall Sears on charges of larceny over $250, disorderly conduct and two counts of possessing a Class B drug.

Huyen Nguyen, 25, of 1155 N. Green Bay Road, Waukegan, Ill., and Hanh Ngo, of 48 Greenleaf St., Quincy, were arrested at 5:48 p.m. at the Northshore Mall H&M by Officer Matt Stark on charges of larceny over $250.


James Cronin, 44, of 11 Wheeler St., Peabody, was arrested at 10:55 a.m. at his address on a charge of domestic assault and battery and malicious destruction of property over $250. A woman refused treatment. Responding were Officer Alan Graglia and Detective Stephanie Lane.

The claim at 12:16 p.m. was a purse stolen from an unlocked car near the Northshore Mall Nordstrom. But the security video showed the vehicle “was not entered while parked at that location,” according to the log.

After “several weeks” on Bartholomew Street, a vehicle drew the attention of residents and was soon confirmed stolen from Haverhill, according to the log at 12:57 p.m.



Robert Morris, 47, of 152 Endicott St., Danvers, was arrested at 2:38 a.m. by Officer Michael Balsley on Centre Street on charges of drunken driving, having an open container of alcohol and marked lanes violations.

An accident with injury was reported at 7:59 a.m. on Elliott Street.

Police were contacted at 3:04 p.m. regarding a larceny involving sneakers.

Bailey Bouchard, 18, of 78 Tremont St., Salem, was arrested at 3:27 p.m. at the Liberty Tree Mall Kohl’s by Officer Richard Barthelmess on a charge of shoplifting.


Officers investigated a report of domestic assault and battery at the Route 1 Extended Stay Inn, according to the log at 12:06 a.m.

Officers investigated a report of domestic assault and battery on Kirkbride Drive, according to the log at 12:57 a.m.

Reports of threats and malicious damage to a door brought police to Locust Street, as logged at 1:45 p.m.

Police were alerted at 4:16 p.m. to a report of an attempted break-in on Sanford Court.



Police were called to a report of a dog being thrown from a vehicle. But it wasn’t as ugly as it sounded. A witness told them that a neighbor has two pit bulls and “when someone opened the door to the car, one of the pit bulls jumped out of the car and ran,” according to the log at 9:33 p.m.

Dameon Robert Burks, 34, of 24 Norman St., Salem, was arrested at 10:17 p.m. by Patrolmen Daniel Tucker and William Jennings on a charge of domestic assault and battery. Police had responded to a report of “roommate trashing apartment.”


When there weren’t any officers to send regarding noise at Tavern in the Square, management was consulted and “immediately agreed to address the problem and have it turned down without any complaint,” according to the log at 12:03 a.m.

Eugenio Burgos-Laboy, 40, of 191 Federal St., Salem, was arrested at 12:28 a.m. on Federal Street by Patrolmen Roberson Troncoso, Joshua Gerrard and Brian Butler on charges of intimidation of a witness and three counts of domestic assault and battery.

Police and the Fire Department joined forces at 8:12 a.m. to carry a dog on Spruance Way into a car. The 120-pound German shepherd was headed to a vet in Peabody.

Paul J. Lavoie, 47, of 9 Cottage St., Salem, was arrested at 10:15 a.m. on Cottage Street by Patrolmen Daniel Tucker and Mark Fabiszewski on charges of domestic assault and battery on an elderly person, domestic assault and battery, two counts of threatening to commit a crime, malicious destruction of property, and resisting arrest.

How high is the price of gasoline? High enough that a Loring Avenue resident reported at 10:30 a.m. that gas was pilfered from the tanks of two vehicles in driveway.

Michael A. Waselchuck, 24, of 148 Essex St., Swampscott, was arrested at 11:50 a.m. in the Traders Way/Whalers Lane area by Patrolman Daniel Tucker on charges of shoplifting, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. Waselchuck fled, sparking “a lengthy foot pursuit,” according to the log.

With the sun in her eyes, a woman on Derby Street making a left turn at Congress Street inadvertently drove up onto a traffic island and couldn’t get off, according to the log at 4:42 p.m. Her vehicle was undamaged, and no citation was issued. A sign on the traffic island had been previously broken. Bill’s Towing came to the rescue. On Sunday, a second driver made a similar mistake and was likewise stuck on the island, as logged at 11:24 a.m. Police note that this has happened several times.

Counterfeit bills reported at the Salem Diner drew police at 5:46 p.m. A similar call came from Market Basket on Highland Avenue on Sunday at 12:08 p.m.

A man was taken to Salem Hospital after telling police that an unknown person had punched him in the jaw and robbed him on Palmer Street, as reported in the log at 6:15 p.m.

Suspicious items spotted on Highland Avenue, as logged at 9:04 p.m., were possibly model rockets.


Robert P. McLaughlin, 23, of 143 Canal St., Salem, was arrested at 1:44 a.m. on Canal Street by Patrolman William Riley on a charge of disturbing the peace. Police had responded to a complaint about a loud party.

A Loring Avenue resident complained at 9:05 a.m. of systematic vandalism. “For the past three weeks, there have been missing pickets” on his fence, according to the log. He fixes them, but a few days later, there are more missing. The homeowner suspects college students.

A Fairmount Street man told police at 12:46 p.m. that two leaf blowers valued at $1,000 were stolen from a trailer in his driveway overnight.



Zachary Monaco, 19, of 18 Curtis Road, Boxford, was arrested at 1:30 p.m. on Curtis Road by Officer Matthew Dupont on charges of assault and battery, intimidation of a witness, and unarmed robbery. Police indicated that a fight with a girlfriend was involved.



“Flashing” on Smith Street was the complaint from a merchant. He named the culprit at 1:16 p.m. and expected to have the evidence exposed on video. But “cameras in the store were down at the time,” according to the log.

Matthew Vitrwal, 21, of 11 Shepherds Way, Barnstable, was arrested at 8:52 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue on two counts of assault and battery on a police officer. Responding were officers Chuck Sinclair, Dean Peralta and Eric Osattin. Police had answered a “report of two individuals fighting in the back of the bank,” according to the log.


Wakefield Auto towed a car from the Village Plaza to Flagship Mercedes on Route 1 in Lynnfield. When they got the car there, the key would not fit. “It is the wrong car,” according to the log at 3:21 p.m. Wakefield Auto planned to tow it back and “get the plate number ... so we can figure out whose motor vehicle was towed.”



A house break was reported at 10:33 p.m. on Gardner Street.

At 11:34 p.m., police were alerted to a break-in of a Jeep on Cabot Street.


An accident involving a police cruiser was reported on Cabot Street at 2:57 a.m.


A man told police at 11:58 a.m. that he’d been assaulted in Salem on Halloween night and that he was afraid the assailant would do it again. After conferring with police, he said he would seek protection from District Court.