SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

April 20, 2013

Police / Fire


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead

Thursday

At 8:40 a.m., an officer at Pond and Green streets arrested Ryan Peaslee, 33, of 20 Pond St., Apt. 1, Marblehead, on a charge of possession of a class C drug.

Friday

A Heritage Way woman reported at 12:39 a.m. that a group of people were being loud around her house. “She states that they may be smoking something,” wrote police. An officer didn’t find anything suspicious upon responding to the area.

Peabody

Thursday

A 59-year-old man complained of back pain and was transported to Salem Hospital after he was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk near the Walgreens at 35 Main St., according to a 3:19 p.m. log item. An officer said no citations were issued.

Police received a 3:43 p.m. report that five 5-gallon gas tanks had been stolen from a garage on Wilson Terrace.

A Park Street man told police at 6:19 p.m. that he had a tip about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Police received a 7:23 p.m. report that two suspicious males wearing army fatigues and carrying firearms ran through a backyard near Kingdom Court and Kingdom Terrace. Police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.

A 7:29 p.m. report of a “small explosion” brought police to Shillaber Street, but they later called the report “unfounded.”

Friday

An intoxicated male called 911 to request an officer at 9 Oak St., according to a 2:12 a.m. report. “The officers checked the area and stated that all was quiet,” wrote police. “The officers also stated that there was not a 9 Oak St.”

An Elaine Avenue woman reported a “loud noise coming from her burner” at 4:09 a.m., but police later determined “the noise was static from a television left on.”

Police conducted a 10:03 a.m. traffic stop at 401 Lowell St. and arrested Adam McLaughlin, 29, of 602 Manor Road, Beverly, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, giving an officer a false name and address, having an unregistered vehicle and a passing violation. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Salem District Court.

Beverly

Thursday

An Elliott Street man told police he had been assaulted by his wife at 7:40 a.m. Police arrested Ariella Lichtman, 27, of 41 Elliott St., Beverly, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police received an 8:01 p.m. report that there was a cardboard box on Route 128 north near Exit 18. State police later determined the box was full of lacrosse equipment.

Friday

Police received a 7:49 a.m. report that a mother and daughter were involved in a domestic dispute on Roundy Street, and arrested Donna Caisse, 55, of 45 Roundy St., Beverly, on a charge of disorderly conduct. She was also wanted on a warrant.

A 12:34 a.m. report that a person with a backpack and a flashlight was checking cars brought police to Monument Square and Abbott Street, where they were unable to locate anything suspicious.

Police received a 1:30 a.m. report of a man in a Dumpster at 119 Rantoul St. and determined he was looking for scrap metal. “Party advised not to go into Dumpsters again and sent on his way,” wrote police.

Swampscott

Thursday

Police received an 11:39 a.m. report that a suspicious man in sweatpants “appears to be watching children in the playground” at 35 Burpee Road. Police wrote: “Officers checked the area and were unable to locate person in question. Officers also spoke to children in park.”

A woman at 88 Cherry St. reported at 9:03 p.m. that she was “trapped” in her vehicle by a large raccoon.

Salem

Thursday

Police conducted a traffic stop at Lafayette and Chase streets at 5:21 p.m. and arrested William J. Papp, 22, of 31 Mount Pleasant Ave., Ipswich, on charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, attaching wrong plates to a vehicle, having an expired inspection sticker and operating a vehicle after license revocation.

A 5:57 p.m. report that a person was refusing to leave Steve’s Quality Market on Margin Street resulted in the arrest of Kandi Kampas, 47, of 29 Hancock St., Salem, on a charge of trespassing.

Police received a 7:01 p.m. request for help from a woman at 11 Heritage Drive and subsequently arrested Danielle Loupos, 37, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault by dangerous weapon.

An 8:14 p.m. report of an unattended backpack brought officers to Washington Square, but they didn’t report finding anything suspicious.

Friday

Police responded to a 1:03 a.m. report of a fight in an apartment at 31 Salem St. and arrested Benjamin Magee, 24, homeless, on charges of home invasion, two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250, assault and battery and assault and battery by dangerous weapon. Also arrested was Deisere Watson, 30, of the same address, on a charge of assault and battery by dangerous weapon. Police were unable to provide more information on the incident last night.

A woman on Jefferson Avenue informed police that her boyfriend had thrown several glasses at her and slammed her head on the ground during a dispute, according to a 9:32 a.m. log item. Subsequently arrested was James Patrick Richard, 31, of 195 Jefferson Ave., Salem, on charges of domestic assault and battery by dangerous weapon, assault by dangerous weapon and domestic assault and battery.

Danvers

Thursday

A camera and purse were stolen from a vehicle at 21 Cedar Hill Drive, according to a 6:14 p.m. report.

An 8:07 p.m. report of a suspicious person at Kohl’s resulted in the arrest of Paul Burns, 21, of 11 Morgan Road, Quincy, on a charge of larceny over $250.

Police received an 8:29 p.m. report that a car had been egged at Tipert Street and Walter Road.

Friday

Police conducted a traffic stop at 132 Liberty St. at 7:02 a.m. and arrested Sandy Ramirez, 30, of 2 Smidt Ave., Peabody, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, having no inspection sticker and having an altered exhaust.

At 9:21 a.m., an officer on Andover Street arrested Nicholas Meserve, 20, of 18 Buxton Road, Danvers, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Police received a 10:39 a.m. report of an abandoned backpack at Tipert Street and Walter Road.

A 1:23 p.m. report of shoplifting at Walmart resulted in the arrest of Stephanie Morrison, 22, of 45 Fairfield Ave., Malden, on a charge of shoplifting.

Police responded to a 1:49 p.m. report of larceny at East Coast Apline, 139 Endicott St., and arrested Chad LeBlanc, 34, of 2 Banks Place, Melrose, on a charge of larceny over $250.

Hamilton

Thursday

Police received a 9:39 p.m. report of an erratic driver and conducted a traffic stop on Bay Road, leading to the arrest of the operator, Joshua D. Miller, 35, of 41 Market St., Lynn, on charges of operating with a suspended license, giving a false name to a police officer, possession of a class B substance and two counts of possession of a class C substance. The passenger in the vehicle, identified as Alycia Mazzeo, 20, of 149 Federal St., Apt. 149, Salem, was also arrested on charges of two counts of possession of a class B substance and two counts of possession of a class C substance.

A 10:50 p.m. report that a car had struck a tree brought police to Asbury Street, where they determined the passenger was still in the vehicle and the driver had fled, an officer said. Scott Argetes, 40, of 2 Lincoln Ave., Hamilton, was arrested later on charges of leaving the scene after personal injury, leaving the scene after property damage, a marked lanes violation and having no inspection sticker. The officer said the passenger was not hospitalized.

Friday

Police conducted a traffic stop on Juniper Road at 3:34 p.m. and arrested Leonildo X. Dasilva, 39, of 260 Rantoul St., Beverly, on charges of operating with a suspended license and having an unregistered motor vehicle.