, Salem, MA

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December 30, 2010




A caller reported two suspicious men running down Jefferson Avenue, one carrying a tire, the other a car jack. An officer met up with the two men, who were standing next to a white Chevrolet Prizm with a flat tire and noticed another tire lying on the ground. The two men insisted the spare tire had come from the trunk, but the officer noticed snow on it. At that point, one of the men allegedly admitted to stealing the tire from a car parked in the lot at 65 Jefferson Ave. Pedro Juan Colon, Jr., 41, and Luis A. Vega, 44, both of 40 Cabot St., Salem, were arrested and charged with larceny of property (over $250).

A man reported that while getting off the 6:20 p.m. commuter train, a man pushed him to the ground, knocking off his eyeglasses, and stole his shoulder bag containing a silver 15-inch Apple Mac Pro, valued at $2,800. The mugger then allegedly fled into a red vehicle operated by a getaway driver. The mugger was described as a white man in his late 20s, about 6 feet 2 inches tall with dark hair, blue jeans and a black North Face-type jacket.

At 10:34 p.m., a man reported that while walking down Commercial Street, a man in a red or orange midsize vehicle approached him and yelled for him to get in the car. The man then started chasing the victim down the street with a knife before eventually fleeing in the vehicle on North Street.


At 1:32 a.m., police came upon a car lodged in a tall snowbank on Dodge Street. Michael J. Stomatuk, 34, of 4836 E. Mossman Road, Phoenix, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle so as to endanger.

Xavier W. Pixley, 19, of 337 Essex St., Swampscott, and Cody Scott George, 17, of 33 Cherry St., Swampscott, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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