, Salem, MA

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November 20, 2013




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.

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