SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

January 21, 2014

'Unknown man' who entered apartment facing charge

SALEM — A 19-year-old Winthrop man was arrested early yesterday morning on a charge of malicious destruction after inviting himself into a party and breaking a window when asked to leave, police said.

Ross H. Kratman, 19, was arrested after admitting to breaking a window at 34 Loring Ave, police said. He was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250.

According to a police, Kratman was unknown to anyone inside an apartment on the second floor when he “invited himself in” around 12:29 a.m.

“When he was told to leave ... this unknown male on his way out the front door smashed the front door windows,” the log item read.

Police initially did not have any suspect until Kratman admitted to breaking the window at 1 a.m. when a Salem State University police officer brought him in for protective custody.

“Kratman had cuts on his hand and admitted to breaking the front door windows to 34 Loring Ave. during the protective custody booking process,” police wrote.

Staff writer Jonathan Phelps can be reached at 978-338-2527 or by email at jphelps@salemnews.com. Follow him on Twitter at JPhelps_SN.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Comments Tracker