Carol Ann Grady, 46, of 9 Courtney Drive, Beverly, was charged with assault and battery, domestic abuse, and neglect. Police reported the arrest a little after 2 p.m., adding that they would "check the well-being of two children."
Kelly L. Frost, 37, of 12 Dartmouth St., Beverly, was charged with assault and battery shortly after midnight on Monday. "Wife hitting husband," reads the police report, adding that she grabbed the side of his head, leaving a mark.
Vincent J. Cataldo, 40, of 187 Elm St., Everett, was arrested on suspicion of trying to rob Sam's Food Mart on Lowell Street. The arrest was accomplished after a foot chase through a nearby swamp in the early hours of Monday morning. Patrolman Andrew Sweeter responded to two clues — a broken alarm box in the front of the building and snipped telephone wires. State police dogs were brought in. Cataldo was caught in a backyard on Nancy Avenue, according to police. Cataldo is charged with having devices commonly used in burglaries, destroying property and intending to commit a crime.
Jeremy Dawson, 18, 5 Silverleaf Way, Peabody, was charged with domestic assault and battery, domestic assault, damaging property worth over $250, and making threats. The call was logged at roughly 6 a.m. "Caller reports her son is out of control," according to the police report.
Mary L. Brophy, 77, of 5 Haverhill Road, Topsfield, will be summonsed to answer a charge of shoplifting $76 worth of merchandise from J.C. Penney. The call was logged shortly before noon.
At roughly 1 a.m. police broke up a fight between two women. One departed as police arrived. The other told officers that her opponent was her best friend. "She stated that it was a stupid fight," according to the police report. It was over "a male friend." They were advised to move on.
A man on Beckford Street reported that someone had stolen his $250 GPS from his unlocked car. Nothing else was taken. Police reminded him to lock his doors and keep the expensive equipment out of sight.
Kevin Davidson Preval, 17, of 205 Highland Ave., Salem, was charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after a call logged just before noon.
Police contacted the city's DPW, advising them at 1:30 p.m. to investigate a complaint from 173 Boston St. that the building's water has been brown for four days.
An apparent battle among four women led to one arrest and one summons after the victim told officers that one attacker had banged her head against the floor at the Salem Willows arcade. Police logged the call at 8:44 p.m. Dulce Acostademinaya (no age or address available) will be summonsed to answer a charge of assault and battery while Maria Nolasco, 30, of 13 High St., Salem, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (the floor). Nolasco was arrested again at the station on an outstanding warrant from Lynn. The victim said she was attacked by three women, one unidentified, and that she was initially knocked to the floor. Photos were taken of her injuries. Witnesses came forward to identify some of the attackers.
It should always be this easy to take someone into custody: A drunken man was detained by police at Canal Street at 9:45 p.m. after he was found sitting on the curb. "He was asked to get up and walk," according to the police report, "and (he) got up and fell into the cruiser."
Shortly after midnight, police logged a report of a likely scam courtesy of a Mason Street woman. She reported receiving a check made out to her for $2,790.96 asking that she become "a shopper" for the Smart Shopper Program. She was also asked to send a check via Western Union to an address in New York. Her suspicions were raised by the fact that the company involved is in Canada. No doubt she also found it unlikely that people would assign you the job of simply spending their money. Police advised her to report all similar mailings and to refrain from giving out personal information.
Joseph DePierro, 49, of 25 Dewitt Road, Stoneham, was charged with assault and battery while on Broadway Street in Salem.
Michelle M. Gjika, 42, of 21 Bowen Road, Peabody, was arrested at 2:34 a.m. by Patrolman Thomas Hennessey and hit with three charges of assault and battery on a police officer, two charges of witness intimidation, destruction of property over $250, resisting arrest, negligent operation of a vehicle, and drunken driving. No further information is available.
A woman driver hit a telephone pole and a guardrail shortly after 6 p.m. "(The) female operator got out of (the) vehicle shouting to witnesses not to call the police," according to the police report. Apparently, someone talked. The woman got into another car and left the scene. No further information has been released.
Michael A. Carleo, 22, of Hamilton was arrested at nearly 2 a.m. and charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace after allegedly getting into a fight with another man.
Craig A. Lowe, 30, of 150 Green St., Clinton, was charged with drunken driving and driving with a suspended license, after he was stopped on Route 128 by Wenham Officer Shane Kavanagh at 1:31 a.m.