, Salem, MA

October 31, 2012


The Salem News

---- — Salem


A vehicle break-in was logged on Highland Avenue at 5:30 p.m.

Hit by a vehicle at Lafayette and Roslyn streets, a pedestrian was taken to the hospital, as logged at 6:02 p.m.

Police investigated a report of child neglect on Salem Street at 6:15 p.m.


Jenna Dorothy Starratt, 19, of 13A Fay Ave., Peabody, was arrested at 1:45 a.m. on Tremont Avenue by officers Tracy O’Leary and Philias Verrette on charges of domestic assault and battery, breaking and entering, and two counts of malicious destruction of property worth over $25. The arrest followed an interview where the people involved described an argument that got “out of hand,” according to the log.

A woman complained to police at 9:38 a.m. that her son stole her checks and cashed them. Citizens Bank’s fraud department is also investigating.

With a prescription of Klonopin in a CVS bag, a man walking on the Essex Street mall on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. was a victim when “someone unknown to him came up from behind him and knocked him to the ground and took the bag,” according to the police log at 12:02 p.m. He had fresh cuts and bruises and could give no reason why he waited so long to tell his story. Police report no suspects.

A report of smashed pumpkins drew police to the Salem Common at 12:30 p.m., but they were unable to locate the kids responsible.

You might not realize you have a disorderly house, but police will let you know. They gave notice to 96 Broadway at 8:40 p.m., citing four recent visits, as well as noise ordinance violations. “Future calls,” they warned, “will result in a keeper of a disorderly house city ordinance violation ($200) fine.”


Officers responded to a complaint at 1:07 a.m. on Essex Street of a robbery and stabbing. Police say the incident likely involves local people, and they note that the stabbing injury was “non-life-threatening.” Responding were Patrolmen Michael Ball and Philias Verrette and Sgt. David Tucker. Investigating the incident is Sgt. James Page.

A Prospect Avenue man approached police after he suspected a scam following the receipt of a nearly $900 bill from National Grid. It covered a period when he did not live at the address in question, as logged at 9:35 a.m.

After suddenly swerving and hitting a pole on the wrong side of Jefferson Avenue, a driver explained to police that he had a medical problem. A witness confirmed that the man had been traveling at a normal speed. Meanwhile, the man said “he sneezed approximately two to five times, and next thing he knew, he had struck the pole,” according to the log at 2:25 p.m. He explained that his condition can cause him to pass out if he coughs or sneezes too many times. Police notified the Registry.

Taking note of a downed tree, a man on Restaurant Row accidently drove into a parking meter, knocking it over, according to the story he told police at 3:27 p.m.



Valtair Belto Freitas, 47, of 101 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested at 4:33 p.m. on Elliott Street by Patrolman Mark Panjwani on a charge of driving with a suspended license and on a stop sign violation.

Police responded to a report of three men removing political signs from a lawn at Hale Street and Brackenbury Lane, as logged at 10:46 p.m. No word on who they were campaigning against.


An ambulance was called after a report at 10:38 a.m. of a pedestrian struck on Enon Street.

Police sent two men on their way after a report at 11:59 a.m. that they were sleeping in shrubs on Cabot Street.

A report of larceny of money on Cabot Street was investigated at 7:53 p.m.


A man said to be sober was stopped for “honking his horn while driving down Margin Street without realizing,” according to the log at 11:28 p.m. He apologized.


A woman told police at 3:03 a.m. that she had been assaulted by a stranger.

Property damage was noted at 11:12 a.m. after a woman on Essex Street told police she’d hit a deer.

Allesandro F. Tejada, 37, of 17 Roundy St., Beverly, was arrested at 8:27 p.m. at his address by Patrolmen Michael Henebury and Joshua Pickett on a charge of domestic assault and battery. Police had responded to a report of a woman struck by her husband.


Police investigated a “past larceny at the Sterling Center,” according to a 10:05 a.m. log entry. They note that video surveillance shows the suspect.



Kyle Lopez, 23, of 320 Newbury St., Danvers, was arrested at 4:40 a.m. near the Endicott Green Apartments on Route 1 by Officer William Cassidy on charges of breaking and entering, having burglary tools, receiving stolen property, and having a firearm without a permit. In the same incident, Lisa Febonio, 23, of 629 Eastern Ave., Lynn, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering and receiving stolen property. Police had responded to a report of someone trying to break into cars.



Dana A. Michaud, 20, of 14 Collins St., Peabody, was arrested at 10:09 a.m. at his address by Officer Robert Gallo on a charge of domestic assault. Police responded to a woman who complained “her son is out of control,” according to the log.

Krista Rita McCaffrey, 24, of 454 E. Third St., South Boston, was arrested at 11:03 a.m. at the Northshore Mall Nordstrom by Officer Daniel Murphy on a charge of shoplifting.

Getting bitten by a stray dog near Brown School caused some concern for a man who could not determine how dangerous the animal was. As logged at 12:38 p.m., the man noted that the son of the dog’s owner soon arrived, but he couldn’t say if the pet had gotten its rabies shot. “The city clerk’s office confirmed they have no record of the dog ever being registered,” according to the log. The bite victim, bleeding from his thumb, was urged to see a doctor.



A report at 1:52 p.m. of a sailboat crashing into a house on Driftwood Road proved an exaggeration. “Harbormaster watched it,” according to the log, “and says it only struck land, not a house ... but is in the yard.”



Maria I. Cirinna, of 5 Junction Lane, Hamilton, was arrested at 7:17 p.m. at her address by Sgt. Stephen Walsh on a charge of domestic assault and battery.