, Salem, MA

July 10, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


At 2:34 p.m., police responded to H & M, 210 Andover St. Mercedes Roberts, 21, of 13 Arlington St., Apt. 4, Haverhill, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and receiving stolen property over $250.


Dunkin’ Donuts, 3 Central St., reported someone stole the employee tip jar at 10:56 a.m. Approximately $50 in tips were taken, they said.

At 11:22 a.m., security from Lahey Clinic, 1 Essex Center Drive, reported a catalytic converter had been stolen out of an employee’s car in the parking lot. The incident occurred Monday, between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.



At 4:01 p.m., a Pine Hill Road resident reported the theft of a bicycle.



At 4:09 p.m., police received a report of a kayak “having trouble” off Ocean Avenue and notified the harbormaster, who met up with the kayakers.



Stop & Shop, 301 Newbury St., reported a stolen shopping cart at 5:40 p.m.


Police were called to the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., at 8:48 a.m. for a report of a disobedient child.



At 4:28 p.m., a caller reported youths using a BB gun in a park on South Hardy Street. Officers responded and found two people using an “air soft gun,” and told them to “call it a day,” according to the log.

Police responded to 40 Enon St. at 8:17 p.m. and took a report of vandalism — a store window that had been kicked out.


A man reported his boat trailer had been stolen at 191 Cabot St. at 12:40 p.m.



Officers were called to a Boston Street domestic dispute at 1:06 a.m. The caller said her son had left before police arrived. Officers caught up with the son at 2:03 a.m. on Boston Street. Frank Reynaldo Mejia Jr., 18, of 106 Boston St. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, malicious destruction of property over $250 and giving a false name to police.

At 6:13 a.m., police responded to Palmer Street, where a large branch had fallen onto a vehicle.

At 8:24 a.m., a person came in to the police station to report her “three wheel vintage bicycle” had been stolen from 34 Cabot St. The bike was not locked up and kept in a common hallway of the owner’s apartment.

Rodney Marrero, 25, of 19 Meadowbank Ave., Mattapan, was arrested and charged with driving an unregistered, uninsured vehicle, attaching the wrong license plates to a vehicle and driving with a revoked license, second offense, during an 8:33 a.m. Highland Avenue vehicle stop.

At 1:03 p.m., police responded to the Girl Scout camp on Cain Road after an adult supervisor reported seeing a male in the woods on camp grounds, standing, smoking and watching the campers. The man refused to leave when a camp supervisor approached him, but he was gone when police arrived. Police told the camp to call police if it happened again.

At 2:38 p.m., theft of an iPod was reported at Salem High School, 77 Wilson St.

Katherine Reyes, 35, of 391 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, was arrested and charged with driving without a license and blocking an intersection during a 4:54 p.m. New Derby Street vehicle stop.

At 5:43 p.m., police pulled a vehicle over on Norman Street and arrested Daniel Wright Jr., 21, of 344 Essex St., Salem, charging him with illegal possession of a class A substance (heroin); and Gina Wright, 26, of 20 Jordan St., Beverly, charging her with illegal possession of a class A substance (heroin), driving with an expired inspection sticker and defective equipment (a tail light).

At 6:24 p.m., an animal control officer responded to Summer Street, where a cat had been struck by an unknown vehicle.

At 11:57 p.m., Li Jiapeng, 30, of 10 Dow St., Salem, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery.


Police responded to 59 Jefferson Ave. at 6:38 a.m., where a man reported flat-bed equipment had been damaged and oil and other lines on a dump truck had been cut overnight by someone.