, Salem, MA

January 7, 2013


The Salem News

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An officer responded to Walmart at 450 Highland Ave. at 2:45 p.m. on a report of a past shoplifting. Employees reported that a man walked into the store and took a $128 DVD player off a shelf and then went to the service desk, “where he tells the clerk it was a present,” according to the report. The store was running a no-receipt refund promotion, so the clerk gave him the $128. The store reported to Salem police that the man was arrested in Lynn, and he admitted to the theft. The report states that the store would like to press its own charges.

Police were dispatched to 298 Washington St. at 4:19 p.m. on a report that “a party” was sleeping in the rear of the building. When the officers arrived, a child stated that it was not a person but an animal. The officers observed a sleeping raccoon and told the child to stay away from it.

At 7:08 p.m., a woman reported that someone stole an iPad sometime between Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Friday at 5 p.m. The device was valued at $400.

An attempted break-in at 16 Fort Ave. was reported to police at 7:43 p.m. A woman at the residence reported that there were some pry marks on the door near the deadbolt. No entry was made, according to the report.

A hit-and-run accident was reported on Palmer Street at 8:23 p.m. The car was reportedly struck while parked outside 64 Palmer St.

Jonathan W. Panient, 23, of 12 Pope St., Salem, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and malicious destruction of property worth $250 or less, according to an 10:28 p.m. log item. Panient allegedly hit a woman in the face and smashed her cellphone, according to the log.


William T. Reardon, 51, of Lynn was arrested after making an illegal U-turn at Essex and Summer streets, according to a 9:20 a.m. item. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, subsequent offense, and an improper left turn.

A man was placed into protective custody after he was found passed out on a bench at the MBTA lot on Bridge Street at 11:52 a.m. Police were called to the parking for a possible drunken individual on the tracks. The man stated that he needed to get on the train to Beverly but did not have money on him.

A $320 North Face jacket was reported stolen from the YMCA at 40 Leggs Hill Road at 1:11 p.m. A woman stated that the jacket was left on a hook by the upstairs gym. Police contacted the YMCA asking for any surveillance footage for the investigation, according to the report.

David Perry Jr., 18, of 21 Laurel St., Salem, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle after license suspension and defective equipment on Hawthorne Boulevard, according to a 6:29 p.m. item.

A hit-and-run accident was reported in the parking lot of Taco Bell at 267 Highland St. at 6:56 p.m. A driver allegedly hit the rear driver’s-side door of another car while backing out, according to the log.


Jose M. Cepeda, 20, of 145 Summitt St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving with an expired inspection sticker on Congress Street, according to a 3:32 a.m. report.

Brian A. Trombley, 34, of Lynn was arrested on Highland Avenue on charges of operating a motor vehicle after license suspension and operating an unregistered vehicle, according to a 9:19 a.m. report.

Police received a report of larceny to a truck at 9:55 a.m. A light bar affixed to a plow valued at $1,500 was reported stolen from 58 Bridge St. Also reported stolen was a CB radio valued at $150.

Ian M. Anderson, 24, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and daytime break-in with intent to commit a misdemeanor (assault) at 36 Boston St., according to a 1:19 p.m. report.



A man reported that $1,000 worth of tools were stolen from his basement at 10 Pulaski St., according to a report filed at 6:20 p.m.


A woman reported that her wallet was stolen from her vehicle sometime on the night of Jan. 2 while it was parked in front of her friend’s house on Abbott Street, according to a 2:58 p.m. report.

Mario Chun, 52, of Lynn was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and no inspection sticker at 10 County St. at 3:03 p.m.

A man reported that the spare tire on his Jeep was stolen from his driveway at 6 Allens Lane, according to a 5:23 p.m. report.

An employee at Tom’s Bourbon Street Pizza Co., 10 Sylvan St., reported her wallet stolen at 6:07 p.m. She believes a customer came around the counter, according to the log.

John Koen, 52, of 21 Newcastle Road, Peabody, was arrested on two counts of domestic assault and battery at Brodie’s Pub on Lowell Street, according to an 11:05 p.m. report.



Christopher Alderson, 18, of 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, was arrested at 5:13 p.m. on charges of shoplifting from Kohl’s at 50 Independence Way.

Susan Calhoun, 23, of Londonderry, N.H., was arrested at 6:38 p.m. on charges of shoplifting at Walmart, 55 Brooksby Village Drive.

Ian Moss, 72, of 2423 Kirkbridge Drive, Danvers, was arrested at 8:54 p.m. on charges of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation on Poplar Street.


Andrew Jimenez, 21, of 109 Congress St., Salem, was arrested at 6:50 a.m. on charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended license and driving with no inspection sticker on Andover Street.

A vehicle was reported stolen at 152 Endicott St. at 8:55 a.m.

Brian Jacques, 29, of 32 Elliott St., Danvers, was arrested at home at 8:41 p.m. on charges of domestic assault and battery.



A larceny was reported at 58 Dunham Road at 7:30 a.m.

A stolen cellphone was reported at 191 Cabot St. at 9:30 a.m.

At 9:42 p.m., a report of a possible gunshot coming from the rear of 8 College Lane was reported by a Dunham Road resident. Police found remnants of fireworks, according to the report.


Dany Jose Chun, 25, of 90 Broadway St., Salem, was arrested after crashing into a tree at the corner of Rantoul and West Dane streets at 3:05 a.m. He was charged with drunken driving, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

Police were called to 29 Railroad Ave. at 4:08 p.m. for an odor in the basement. The homeowner told police that the first-floor resident, who was not home, reported a smell and box in the basement consistent with a meth lab. Police determined that the smell was a skunk and did not find anything in the basement.

Loud music and threats were reported at 746 Hale St. at 6:03 p.m.

A burglary was reported at 83 Lovett St. at 6:16 p.m.

Police responded to River Street for a drunken person passed out on the street at 6:18 p.m.

A past break-in was reported at 14 Wedgemere Road at 7:44 p.m.