, Salem, MA

November 20, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A woman reported at 8:11 a.m. that her two vehicles had been broken into on Pearl Street over the weekend. “Nothing was taken from the cars,” police wrote.

A man reported at 2:22 p.m. that a crane would be “coming into town for dock repairs” sometime soon. Police wrote: “He reports the crane may have problems with the turns on both State Street and Front Street. He wanted to let us know.”

Police received a 5:15 p.m. report of graffiti containing an explicit phrase and “male genitalia” on Pleasant Street, according to the log.


Police received a 4:24 a.m. report that somebody’s son on Harbor Avenue had seen a man walking through a yard with a crowbar and “went outside to find out what he was doing.” During the ensuing altercation, the son stabbed the man, who then left the area, according to the log. Police determined that hospitals in Salem and Lynn hadn’t received anybody with a stab wound; an officer wrote later: “Story given to me had no supporting evidence blood evidence on ground or on meat cleaver. Incident unfounded.”

Police were unable to locate a disoriented elderly man who was reported to be walking on Tedesco Street in a coat and slippers at 6:47 a.m.



A 3:44 p.m. report of an intoxicated female shoplifter brought police to Sears at Northshore Mall. Subsequently arrested was Annemarie Fischer, 27, of 11 Savoy Road, South Hamilton, on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.

Police were unable to locate a deer with two broken back legs that was reported to be dragging itself behind a house on Lowell Street following an accident at 7:21 p.m.

Police received an 11:07 p.m. report that somebody’s sister on Harrison Avenue “is out of control ... and has a fork in her possession.”


Police conducted a traffic stop on Main Street about 10 a.m. and subsequently arrested Nelson Brizzi, 51, of 96 Margin St., Peabody, on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to display owner’s name.



A man reported at 8:45 p.m. that his iPhone 5 had been stolen from inside his boot while he played basketball at the YMCA on Leggs Hill Road.

Police were unable to locate the man who was reported to be trying to punch passing cars at Lafayette and Harbor streets at 9:18 p.m.


Police responded to the area of 104 Lafayette St. after a 12:51 a.m. report of a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian. An officer wrote later: “This unit searched the area for either the vehicle involved or the pedestrian. Neither party was located, and the calling party left no information.”

Police were seeking a warrant for a man with charges of aggravated domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness after an 8:30 a.m. report that a pregnant woman on Washington Street had been pushed twice by her boyfriend and that he also grabbed her cellphone.

Police responded to Flint and Essex streets after a 10:10 a.m. report that somebody was stealing copper gutters and subsequently arrested Peter Brian Turco, 36, of 29 Cherry St., Salem, on charges of larceny of property over $250, malicious destruction of property over $250 and possession of burglarious tools.

A 10:30 a.m. report that a car had struck a building brought police to 276 Highland Ave., where they determined a woman had hit the gas instead of the brake while pulling into a parking spot. Police cited the driver for failure to use care in stopping. There were no injuries, and the building sustained only minor damage, according to the log.

Police received a 3:23 p.m. report of a suspicious cooking pot somewhere on First Street, but police didn’t report finding anything suspicious after responding to the area.



An officer was unable to locate a man who was reported to be regularly sleeping in a truck parked overnight in the area of 38 Lothrop St.

Police received an 11:34 a.m. report that a business at 278 Rantoul St. had been broken into.



Somebody complained at 5:21 p.m. that kids were going into the woods near 51 Damon St., but an officer later called the report “unfounded.”

Police received a 9:07 p.m. report that a male had threatened the manager of the Buffalo Wild Wings on Independence Way.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on Newbury Street about 11 p.m. and subsequently arrested Anthony Tedesco, 37, of 109 Summer St., Malden, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


Police responded to Kohl’s on Independence Way after a 3:19 p.m. report of shoplifting and subsequently arrested Martisse Johnson, 26, of 8 Stanley Terrace, Lynn, and Barbara Jimenez, 23, of 5 Oakwood Ave., Lynn, each on a charge of larceny over $250.



About 3 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop at Boston and Central streets. Subsequently arrested was Selina Barreira, 27, of 26 Oak Ave., Peabody, on charges of illegal possession of a class B substance and illegal possession of a class C substance.