, Salem, MA

November 16, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle on Kennel Hill Drive at 5:10 p.m.

Police responded to an 11:04 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 48 Pleasant St. and arrested Francisco Diaz, 22, of 199 Chestnut St., Chelsea, on charges of assault, destruction of property and threatening to commit a crime.


Gunshots were reported on Brimbal Hill Drive at 9:19 a.m., but officers didn’t find anything suspicious.

A high-tension wire fell in front of Dunkin’ Donuts at 37 West St., according to a 3:53 p.m. report to the Fire Department. No injuries were reported, and firefighters stood by for about an hour while National Grid responded to the scene.



Police received a 7:30 p.m. report of a deer struck by a vehicle at 38 Andover St. “Deer was euthanized and disposed of,” an officer wrote.

An officer monitoring customer traffic at J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall at 8:06 p.m. arrested Anthony Walcott, 37, of 15 Cherry St., Swampscott, on charges of larceny over $250 and possession of Mace without an FID card and Dennis Elswick, 36, of 43 Boston St., Salem, on charges of larceny over $250, attaching plates and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


The DPW was contacted to pick up a dead sea gull on Seneca Road, according to a 7:36 a.m. report.

A 911 hang-up at 9:48 a.m. ended up bringing police to Oak Avenue, where they arrested Steven Thompson, 39, of 4 Oak Ave., Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police responded after a Collins Street resident reported a disturbance next door at 10:55 a.m. Francis Daniel Bennett, 23, of 14 Collins St., Peabody, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, three counts of assault and battery on a police officer, threatening to commit a crime, and defacing property.

A bicyclist was transported to Salem Hospital with unknown injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle at 111 Foster St., according to an 11:24 p.m. report.



Police conducted a traffic stop in the Walgreens parking lot at 29 New Derby St. around 8:30 p.m. and arrested Mattias Kasparian, 32, of 95 Central St., North Reading, on charges of defective equipment, illegal possession of a Class A substance (heroin), illegal possession of a Class B substance (Suboxone) and carrying a dangerous weapon (brass knuckles).

Officers found an Acer laptop in the lobby of the police station at 10:16 p.m. “The computer is locked, and there is no way of identifying the owner at this time.”

A 11:35 p.m. report of a dispute over an Xbox brought an officer to 30 Boston St., where it was determined that a woman’s son wanted to stay up and play “Call of Duty 2.” After police arrived, the youth said “he would go to bed for the night.”


A Hersey Street man reported at 11:07 a.m. that he had received a call at work from an unknown woman who told him “You’re gonna die” before hanging up. The man did not recognize the caller and said “he has no enemies that he knows of.” Police told him to call back if the harassment continued.

Police received a 1:52 p.m. report of a man lying on the sidewalk at 10 Federal St. “Party taking a nap,” an officer wrote later, “sent on his way.”



Police received a 7:53 p.m. report of a “stumbling pedestrian” at Hobart and Pine streets, but an officer was unable to locate the person.


An officer at the Extended Stay Inn at 1:22 p.m. arrested Douglas Mahan, 22, of 110 Centre St., Danvers, on a charge of distribution of a Class A drug.



A ring was found at Carlton Road and Rockaway Avenue, according to a 2:47 p.m. report.

A ring with “32 Anniversary” inscribed inside was turned over to a selectman’s office, according to a 5:01 p.m. report.

A Hillside Avenue woman reported at 7:04 p.m. that her landlord was “harassing her and being inappropriate with her daughter.”

Police responded to a 9:52 p.m. report that a motorist struck a parked car at 53 Rockaway Ave. while “avoiding a critter” and arrested Thomas Albu, 65, of 38 Willows Road, Marblehead, on charges of drunken driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.