, Salem, MA

May 1, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Peabody


A Winthrop Street woman reported at 3:39 p.m. that both of her license plates had been stolen.

Police received a 6:32 p.m. report that a GPS and a screw gun were taken during a vehicle break-in at 40 Mount Vernon St.

Police spoke to employees and a manager of the Outback Steakhouse at 300 Andover St. after a 9:37 p.m. report that another employee there had been assaulted while at work. “Apparently, everybody is sticking up for the suspect involved,” police wrote.


A 15-year-old student at Peabody High School was arrested on charges of disturbing a school assembly, assault and battery, and threatening to commit a crime, according to a 7:20 a.m. log item.



Police received an 8:27 p.m.. report of a suspicious man on a porch at 23 Park St. and determined that a woman was giving her nephew a haircut. The woman was advised “just to keep the noise down,” according to the log.

A Boston Street resident told police at 9:50 p.m. that he had returned home from work to find his door kicked in and his drawers rummaged through, although he hadn’t noticed anything missing.

At 10:30 p.m., a campus police officer at Salem State University’s Bowditch Hall dormitory arrested Olivia Spalding, 19, of 5 Bricher St., Newburyport, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


A midnight report of a domestic dispute at 8 Tremont St. resulted in the arrest of Danielle Mello, 23, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Officers in the Special Response Unit encountered in the parking lot of Salem Laundry at 1 Lafayette St. a man with two outstanding warrants, according to a 12:58 p.m. log item. Alexander Jiminian, 19, of 7 Ward St., Salem, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, in addition to the warrants.

A 2 p.m. report of a fight in an alley brought police to 284 Washington St., where a man told them “he was sucker-punched and did not know who did it.” The man refused medical attention, and police were unable to locate any suspects.



Police received a 7:13 p.m. report from somebody at Motel 6 who said a wallet and other belongings had been stolen.


A 2:04 p.m. report that somebody had shoplifted video games from Walmart at 55 Brooksby Village Drive resulted in the arrests of Alberto Nunez, 21, of 89 Endicott St., Peabody, and Oscar Mercado, 22, of 41 Menlo St., Brockton, each on a charge of shoplifting.



Police received a 3:28 a.m. report of disturbance at 139 Park St. and arrested Anthony Fessenden, 18, of the same address, on charges of assault and battery, kidnapping, and witness intimidation. An officer said that Fessenden locked his girlfriend in a room during a domestic dispute and that she injured her thumb when he tried to grab her phone. The officer added that the incident report did not appear to support the charge of kidnapping.

A 3:27 p.m. report that a 7-year-old had gone missing after an argument with a family member brought officers to a West Dane Street address. The child was soon found unharmed in a nearby backyard, according to Officer Mike Boccuzzi.



A Jersey Street resident reported being awakened by a loud noise at 12:13 a.m. “She said it sounded like someone was on her porch,” police wrote. “Checked exterior and interior, nothing showing.”

Police received a 12:39 a.m. report that a Washington Street man heard a “popping noise” and then a “light lit up his whole bedroom.” Police wrote: “Unsure if they were fireworks.”

The passenger-side window of a vehicle on Evans Road was smashed and a wallet stolen from inside, according to a 6:05 a.m. log item. The wallet was later found in a nearby garden, and nothing was missing, police wrote.