, Salem, MA

January 30, 2014


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A party from 32 Keys Drive reported a past burglary at 2:55 p.m. According to the log, a window was forced in, and two TVs, cash and a computer were taken. The incident occurred after 10 a.m. Friday, the log said.

At 4:12 p.m., a resident from 8 Joy Road reported identity fraud. Someone accessed her credit cards from Capital One and added their name to her accounts, ordered two new cards to be sent to their address, and took two cash advances without her knowledge or consent, the log said.

Police responded to a Macy’s shoplifting incident at 5:46 p.m. on Andover Street. The caller stated that two shoplifters left on foot down Prospect Street into the woods in the direction of Su Chang’s restaurant. One party took a Polo sweater, and the other party dropped items and took off on foot, the log said.


A caller from 75 Central St. reported a disturbance at 4:35 a.m. A male party wearing a blue plaid shirt and black sweatpants was yelling and banging on the wall of the hallway. The party was a resident of the building and was escorted to his apartment, according to the log.

Police received a larceny report at 1:50 p.m. from 43 Newbury St. The caller reported multiple stolen catalytic converters from vehicles in the parking lot.



Police responded to 35 Beckford St. at 9:57 p.m. on a report of footprints on the back deck that leads to the caller’s bedroom windows. According to the log, the footprints were not there 24 hours prior to the caller’s report.

A motorist reported at 10:49 p.m. that he or she struck a large raccoon while driving in the area of Dodge Street and Route 128.


A male party was reported panhandling in the area of 10 Park St. at 8:09 a.m.



At 4:16 p.m., police responded to Marc’s Market on a report of fraud. Upon police’s arrival, the owner said that earlier that day, he received a call from someone claiming to be from National Grid and told him his electric bill was overdue, and if he didn’t pay, his electricity would be shut off. The owner purchased two Vanilla Reload cards and called the male back and gave him two PIN numbers for the cards. The owner then called National Grid and found out he did not have an outstanding balance. He checked the two reload cards online and found the balances were both zero. The amount on the two cards had totaled $995.30, the log said.

Police received a call from 197 Derby St. at 5 p.m. reporting a dog was chained to a tree.

At 5:16 p.m., police received a call from the area of Lafayette Street regarding three people seen in large metal trash receptacles.

Police responded to Walgreens on New Derby Street at 5:21 p.m. on a report of a counterfeiting and subsequently arrested Kimberly Papa, 39, 3 Cross St., on charges of uttering a false prescription, and forgery, knowingly altering the prescription.


Police responded to 22 Mason St. at 12:35 a.m. on a report of a possible roommate dispute. Upon arrival, police spoke to the caller, who said his roommate had “mooned him” while he was cooking in the kitchen. According to the log, the roommate stated he had the flu and was having stomach issues, and he was attempting to get his pants down as he entered the bathroom.

A caller in the area of Highland Avenue reported a suspicious backpack at 12:40 p.m.

At 1:39 p.m., police stopped a vehicle for taking a right turn from Lafayette Street onto Loring Avenue from the left lane and subsequently arrested Christopher Knestaut, 34, 21 Harbor St., on charges of illegal possession of a class B substance and illegal possession of a class C substance.

Police arrested Wayne Trippett, 68, 40 Highland Ave., on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, failure to grant a right-of-way at an intersection, and on an assault and battery warrant out of Salem.



At 10:02 a.m., police arrested Raul Frometa, 40, 12 Harrison Ave., Salem, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and driving without an inspection sticker after he was stopped on Pleasant Street.

At 1:55 p.m., a caller from Humphrey Street reported an elderly female walking in the street, possibly confused, wearing a hat and jacket and carrying a pocketbook.



A caller from 531 Humphrey Street reported at 9:11 a.m. that his or her minor daughter was sending and receiving inappropriate text messages.

Police received a call at 11:32 p.m. from the area of Claremont Terrace reporting an Irish setter was running loose in the street for the last hour.



At 2:27 p.m., police arrested Richard Putnam, 85, 5 Coolidge Road, on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, second offense, and failure to use care in slowing, starting, stopping, turning and backing, after his vehicle got stuck on a snowbank.

Police responded to a call from Lowes home improvement store and subsequently arrested Sheena Tassone, 29, 115 Mobile Estates, Peabody, on charges of larceny over $250. Tassone was booked at 5:23 p.m.