, Salem, MA

November 9, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


Overhead wires were sparking at Cabot and Colon streets, according to a 5:43 p.m. report. An officer was unable to locate them.

Police responded to a 7:12 p.m. report of assault at 10 High St. and arrested Jonnha Jerome, 17, of 6 Echo Ave., Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A man was taken into protective custody after a 10:39 p.m. report of an intoxicated person breaking things in a home at 150 Dodge St.



Police responded to a 3:48 p.m. report of assault at 41 Rockway Road and arrested Paul E. Bourgeois, 23, of 41 Rockway Road, Peabody, and Katelyn Hart, 20, of 273 Lynnfield St., Lynn, each on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

An odor of sulfur gas was reported at 75 Walnut St. at 10:56 p.m., but an officer wasn’t able to detect it.


A 12:14 a.m. report of a domestic dispute brought police to 10 Winter St., where they arrested Joao Babilon, 28, of 10 Winter St., Peabody, on charges of three counts of domestic assault and battery, three counts of threatening to commit a crime, and witness intimidation.

Police received an 8:28 a.m. report of a “disoriented” coyote at 407 Lowell St., but an officer determined it was just a loose dog.



A woman reported at 5:15 p.m. that she had been bitten on the right leg by a dog after being warned to “watch out” for it by a man walking it on Gardner Street. The woman declined medical attention but “did wish to have the dog owner pay for her pants,” police wrote. The man agreed.

Police received a 5:47 p.m. report that a public defender had been threatened by a man he was representing because of a misunderstanding over a court date. Police informed the man of the new date and advised him to stop threatening his lawyer.

A woman was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a two-car accident at Washington and Norman streets just after 6 p.m.

At 6:31 p.m., Salem State University police arrested Christopher Mathieson, 28, of 300 Sumner St., East Boston, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


Three people, including a 2-year-old boy, were hospitalized with unspecified injuries after a three-car accident on Highland Avenue just before 7:30 a.m. that police said was caused by the erratic driving of 84-year-old Lynn man. Police wrote that the man was reported to be “all over the road” and “cutting cars off” as he headed into Salem from Lynn, and that he drove up on a guardrail at Highland Avenue and Traders Way, dismounted from it, then drove through a red light and struck two cars in the intersection. “The operator was asked what had happened and he could only offer his windows were fogged up,” police wrote. The man will be summonsed on charges of operating to endanger, failure to remain in marked lanes and failure to stop for a red light. An “immediate threat” complaint will also be filed with the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the log said. All three cars were towed.

Tools were reported stolen from a construction company working at Collins Middle School at 9:35 a.m.

A tip jar was stolen from Starbucks on Washington Street by a man in a red and white cap and a black hooded sweatshirt, according to an 11:19 a.m. report.

David Okeny, 17, of 111 Broadway St., Salem, was arrested at Salem High School at 11:33 a.m. on charges of possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute in a school zone.



Police received an 8:41 p.m. report of firecrackers in a mailbox at 30 Garden St. A subsequent search of the area didn’t yield any suspects.



Police received an 8:55 a.m. report from a Richard Road woman who said her 8-year-old boy claimed to have a “tummy ache” and was refusing to go to school. The woman said she had tried several tactics to get the boy to go to school, including threatening him with calling the police. Police wrote later: “Officer clear, child is still not going to school.”

A Jefferson Street man reported to police at 11:28 a.m. that his mother-in-law was drinking when she shouldn’t be.



Around 6:30 p.m., police arrested Jason Papagikos, 37, of 53 Whiting Place, Lynn, on a charge of uttering a false instrument. An officer said Papagikos tried to pass counterfeit $20 bills at the Candlelite Motor Inn.