, Salem, MA

November 12, 2012

Police log

The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A 32-year-old Saugus man was taken to Salem Hospital with a leg injury following a two-car crash at 3:55 p.m. at the intersection of Lynnfield and County streets. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Carlos Rodrigues, 30, of 64 Tremont St., Apt. 2, Peabody, was arrested at 4:17 p.m. on Aborn Street on a charge (two counts) of violating a restraining order.

A Peabody man reported at 8:47 p.m. that the tires on his car were slashed while in the parking lot at P.F. Chang’s in the Northshore Mall.


Joseph Collins, 20, of 39 Appleton St., Salem, was arrested at 1:57 a.m. on Lynn Street on charges of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation.

John A. Cardone, 24, of 27 Glen Drive, Peabody, was arrested at 9:09 a.m. at Joe’s American Bar & Grill in the Northshore Mall on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Jonathan Reardon, 55, of 35 Chestnut St., Salem, was arrested at 1:32 p.m. on Route 114 on charges of drunken driving, marked lanes violation and having an open container of alcohol in the motor vehicle.

Staff at J.C. Penney in the Northshore Mall detained two teenagers at 6:02 p.m. on suspicion of shoplifting. The 17-year-old girls from Lynn will be summonsed to court on charges of attempting to steal $168 worth of merchandise.

The Stop & Shop on Howley Street reported at 6:30 p.m. that a man tried to roll off with a grocery cart filled with $320 worth of food. The man fled, but the store recovered the cart and groceries.

After a motor vehicle stop at 10:32 p.m. on Railroad Avenue, Arnie Stephens, 24, of 264 Main St., Andover, N.H., was arrested on charges of speeding and possession of cocaine.


A 45-year-old woman was transported to the hospital from Cottage Street after passing out and hitting her head.

The quarantine on Jay the cat from Lisburn Street was lifted at 12:06 p.m.

Matthew Fitzpatrick, 41, of 19 Virginia Ave., Beverly, was arrested at 4:48 p.m. by Patrolman Matthew Mason on a charge of drunken driving after his car struck a parked car on Gardner Street.



A Norman Street resident reported a hit-and-run while his car was parked overnight in front of his home. Police reported scrapes and dents to the side of the car, a missing mirror and other damage.

Police went to an Endicott Street apartment at 6:08 p.m. after a resident called the station. The resident apologized, explaining that he meant to call Salem House of Pizza but called police instead. He said he has both on speed dial.

Junior Carmona, 43, of 260 Washington St., Salem, was arrested on Congress Street at 7:26 p.m. on charges of possession of “crack” cocaine with intent to distribute and drug possession within a school zone. Police said they found the drugs while booking Carmona after a warrant arrest on outstanding drugs charges.


Police went to a Washington Street residence at 2:59 a.m. on a report of loud noise. A woman told police it was her birthday and she was having a few drinks with her husband and his brother. They were told to keep the noise down or face possible penalties if police had to return.

James Robichaud, 38, of 47 Gage St., Lynn, was arrested at 2:38 p.m. in the Wendy’s parking lot on Lafayette Street on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and a marked lanes violation.

The Fire Department went to an apartment on Beckford Street at 5:20 p.m. after a resident reported a blocked fireplace flue. Firefighters helped unblock the flue and then ventilated the second and third floors.

Police responded to a report of a burglar at a home on Beaver Street. A resident said that as she arrived home about 9:14 p.m., she could see the curtains move and a pair of eyes peering out. The resident said she watched for about five minutes and could still see the eyes staring at her. Police searched the residence and found nobody. The home alarm system also indicated no one had entered the house.

Police received a report at 10:31 p.m. of young males possibly “cyber-stealing” customers’ information from an Eastern Bank branch on Loring Avenue. When a cruiser arrived, an officer noticed two males hastily leaving the bank entryway and getting into a vehicle. The officer followed the car and pulled it over. When asked about a laptop, which supposedly had been used for the suspicious activity, the young men said all they had was an iPhone and they were only listening to music while waiting for their ride.


Police went to Hazel Street at 1:13 a.m. on a report of a loud party, one of several such reports early Sunday morning. One person from Hazel Street will be summonsed to court on a charge of disturbing the peace.

A First Street resident told police at 7:28 a.m. that someone drilled into his two door locks overnight making it impossible for him to use his key. He said this is the third time this has happened.

A motorist was cited for driving too fast after crashing into a parked car on Chestnut Street at 8:48 a.m. Both cars suffered substantial damage, police said. The driver declined medical aid.

Juan Familia-Familia, 37, of 911 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, was arrested at 2 p.m. in an alley off Salem Street on charges of possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute, and trespassing. He is being held on a federal immigration detainer for possible deportation.



A Dartmouth Street resident reported that sometime over the past two days someone drew a smiley face on his car window while it was parked in his driveway. Neighbors told the resident it is the mark used by a Peeping Tom in that area. Police said the smiley face looks like “Stewie,” a character from the animated TV show “Family Guy.”

A man who was struck by a car at 11:31 p.m. on Rantoul Street refused medical attention.


A loud group was reported on West Dane Street at 2:51 a.m. A party bus dropped the group off, after which all parties dispersed, police said. A few minutes later, police received a report of a gunshot at a house party in the same area. Occupants of an apartment told police they had just been dropped off by the party bus but assured police no guns had been fired. Police said the group was cooperative and there was no basis for the complaint.

A two-vehicle accident was reported at 9:45 a.m. at Bridge and Margin streets. Two people were taken to the hospital.

A patrol car spotted a car sitting in the cemetery on Cabot Street by the DPW garage at 9:18 p.m. By the time the cruiser turned around and entered the cemetery, the car was gone. Police discovered the garage door of the DPW building was open. Police called the city electrician and together they walked through the building. All was in order, police said, and the building was secured. A short time later, police spotted a similar car sitting behind a building on Cherry Hill Drive with its lights off. Police got the driver’s identification and sent him on his way.


A Judson Street resident locked himself out of his apartment at 3:51 a.m. when he stepped outside for a cigarette. The resident was able to get back in by smashing a window. Police checked the apartment and all seemed in order.

An ambulance was called to Sohier Road at 11:50 a.m. for an injured cheerleader.



Police went to School Street at 7:39 p.m. on a report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle, and received similar damage reports later in the night about cars on Exeter Street and Colby Road.

A deer was struck by a car at 8:14 p.m. on Maple Street.


A stolen motor vehicle was reported at 7:31 a.m. on Wayside Drive.

Michael Manning, 38, of 2413 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, was arrested at 8:27 a.m. on that street on charges of open and gross lewdness and disturbing the peace.

Deborah Gauthier, 50, of 19 Grant St., Beverly, was placed in protective custody following a motor vehicle accident at 8:59 a.m. on Endicott Street near Market Basket.


Jessica Christie, 25, of 180 Newbury St., Danvers, was arrested at that address at 1:11 a.m. on a charge of domestic assault and battery.



Patrick Ryan, 37, of 13 Cottage St., Hamilton, was arrested at 12:53 a.m. at that address on a charge of domestic assault and battery.