, Salem, MA

December 8, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 2:50 p.m. report of kids “up to no good” on the tracks near Pinecliff Drive. “Kids took off, beer cans scattered about,” an officer wrote.

An intoxicated bicyclist struck a car at Pleasant and Washington streets, according to a 3:49 p.m. report. No injuries were reported.

An officer in Virginia contacted the department at 7:31 p.m. after coming across a “nice” motor vehicle linked to an address in Marblehead “with a homeless male inside.” Police determined that the owner of the vehicle was in Alexandria, Va., and that she was reporting the vehicle stolen.


A Broughton Road caller reported at 12:29 a.m. that her mother had hit her in the face during a fight “regarding medications that were taken.” Police spoke to the two, one of whom subsequently agreed to leave for the evening.



A property manager at 401 Bridge St. requested assistance getting VIN numbers from abandoned vehicles at 4:58 p.m. “He attempted to get them himself, but there was a homeless woman in one of the vehicles with a pit bull,” wrote police. An officer helped him and reported nobody was in the area.

An officer responded to a 5:19 p.m. report of a stolen lamp worth $10 at 11 Church St., where a property manger had video footage of the theft. The officer and the property manager tracked down the woman responsible in a nearby apartment and “she turned over the lamp to us.”

A woman reported at 9:51 p.m. that she left a purse on the roof of her vehicle on Arthur Street and then drove away. An officer was unable to locate the purse, which was said to contain $80 in cash and business cards.


After several people were allegedly observed drinking alcohol on Pickering Wharf at about 8:30 a.m., police arrested the following on a charge of drinking in public: Sheena Tassone, 27, of 56 Margin St., Salem; Steven Levesque, 53, homeless; and Jonathan Benson, 40, of 56 Margin St., Salem.

Police received a 9:10 a.m. report of undesirables underneath a “No Loitering” sign at 11 Trader’s Way. “Group was moved and advised,” wrote police.

A Ropes Street man reported at 1:40 p.m. that somebody had written on “all sides” of his gray Honda Accord with black spray paint. An officer wrote that the only legible word was “shark.” The man said he had no idea who did it and that he wasn’t having problems with anyone.



Police received a 7:12 a.m. report of a refrigerator on the roadside at 33 Cross St.



A man reported losing his muscovy duck in the area of Tracey Street at 2:57 p.m. The duck was described as large, mostly brown and with red bumps on her face.

Police conducted a traffic stop near the Northshore Mall at 3:02 p.m. and arrested Michael Nazzaro, 31, of 18 Lindauer St., Peabody, on a charge of possession to distribute of a class B drug.

A report of threats brought police to 15 Sunset Drive at 3:26 p.m. Jason Encarnacao, 29, of the same address, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

A manager at the Barnes and Noble at the Northshore Mall reported somebody had stolen $2,800 in electronics from the store about a week before.


A Warren Street man reported a man singing in the apartment above him at 12:51 a.m. An officer checked the area but determined it was now “all quiet.”

The Fire Department extinguished a car fire at Route 128 north and Route 95 north, according to a 5:13 a.m. report. The vehicle was later towed.

Police received a 1:33 p.m. report that a Central Street caller “believes an unknown person is taking her car and driving it at night.”



Police received an 8 p.m. report of “kids playing with fire” at McDonald’s, but the youths were gone by the time police arrived.


A 12:07 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 200 North St. resulted in the arrest of Marco Bertazzoni, 46, of the same address, on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery on a person over 60 or disabled with injury.