, Salem, MA

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November 28, 2012



A man reported seeing the couple wanted on child abuse charges out of Plaistow, N.H., on Sprague Street at 7 p.m. Detectives were dispatched to the area, but nobody was detained.


Police received a 12:17 a.m. report that somebody had smashed the window of a vehicle at 154 Washington St. and stolen a $400 iPod.



Daniel S. Zapantis, 27, of 184 Bridge St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a bottle, at 184 Bridge St. The report originally came in at 4:59 p.m. as a possible attack with a hammer. Police were called again to the address for an ongoing domestic incident at 7:57 p.m.


Police took a report of slashed tires at a residence on Hilltop Drive at 10:49 a.m.

Police took a report of a stolen cellphone from a classroom at Beverly High, 100 Sohier Road, at 11:43 a.m.

David Brown, 47, of 15 Sargent St., Beverly, was arrested at 8:19 p.m., after being stopped at 50 Enon St., and charged with drunken driving, second offense.



A Harbor Street woman reported at 6:45 p.m. that somebody had hacked into her Facebook and iCloud accounts and shut them both down.


A man was arrested on a Boston warrant for assault and battery after officers on patrol saw him inside Salem Laundry after closing. The man said he had entered after finding the door ajar; police secured it and took him into custody.



Police investigated a report of a shoplifter at Gulf Express, 160 Andover St., at 10:26 p.m. The suspect was gone when police arrived.


A customer’s vehicle was reported stolen at Sunoco, 140 Andover St., at 8:40 a.m.

Sheri Sprague, 23, of Everett was arrested at 50 Centre St. and charged with possession of a Class D drug, marijuana, with intent to distribute.

Police responded to Walmart at 5:51 p.m. and arrested Francis Lora, 20, of 7 Lemon St., Salem, on a charge of shoplifting.



A car caught fire near Starbucks on Pleasant Street, according to an 8 a.m. report. A fire extinguisher was used to put the blaze out.

Police received a 6:11 p.m. report that a transformer at Atlantic Avenue and Garden Road had caught fire.

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