, Salem, MA

January 12, 2013


The Salem News

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Preston Phili Ferraro Jr., 27, of 32 Broadway St., Beverly, was arrested at 11:59 p.m. and charged with violating a restraining order after a report of a domestic disturbance on Rantoul Street.


Two woman were seen running up Wallis Street after a vehicle hit a fence at 42 Park St. at 3:54 a.m. Police had the vehicle towed, and are investigating.

A water main break was reported in the vicinity of 23 Dartmouth St. at 4:56 a.m. The DPW was notified.

Police and the Fire Department responded to 3 Broadway for a report of smoke in the building at 10:19 a.m. A worker was cutting an oil tank in the basement with improper equipment.

Hypodermic needles were found on the ground at 16 Mulberry St. at 12:13 p.m.



Police responded to a report of an erratic operator in the vicinity of the Ferncroft Mobil, 420 Newbury St., at 5:38 p.m. Car was reportedly all over the road.

Police took a report of larceny at the Doubletree Hotel, 50 Ferncroft Road, at 7:03 p.m.

Police responded to a two-car accident with injuries on Elliott Street in which an airbag deployed at 7:12 p.m.


On a report of a man sleeping in the hall at Motel 6 at 65 Newbury St. at 6:39 a.m., police arrested a 34-year-old man on a warrant.

Tina Lunn, 35, of 90 Pothier St., Bellingham, and Michael Sharib, 36, of 94 Ford St., Lynn, were both arrested at 1:51 p.m. at Kohl’s, 50 Independence Way, the Liberty Tree Mall, and charged with larceny over $250 in a shoplifting incident.

At 2:06 p.m., Alexandra Simoes, 43, of 8 Evergreen Lane, Topsfield, was arrested at Walmart, 55 Brooksby Village Drive, and charged with shoplifting.

A motor vehicle was reportedly stolen from a business on Liberty Street.



Police received a report from a resident of Bayview Road a boat had broken loose and was damaging his deck’s supports at 9:21 a.m. The harbormaster was notified.

Police and fire officials responded to School Street for a possible grease fire called in by a restaurant at 7:46 p.m. Police requested a thermal imaging unit to the kitchen area.



Police at 4:34 p.m. investigated the larceny of lightweight transport chair on Blaney Avenue. Police said others involved refused to give it back to the owner, and tried to return it to Hutchinson Medical in Salem. Salem police were called to remove a person from the business the day before. The chair may have been left at the loading dock.

A house was reported egged and a screen damaged on Newcastle Road at 5:11 p.m.

Eric S. Henault, 18, of 20 Knollwood Drive, Charlton, was arrested at 6:17 p.m. at J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall, 210J Andover St., and charged with shoplifting and warrants from Dudley District Court.

Police took a report of a shoplifter at Newbury Comics, 210N Andover St., at 6:19 p.m. The store handled the matter.

A trash barrel fire was reported at Bunghole Liquors, 79 Lowell St., at 7:48 p.m. The Fire Department was notified.


Michael White, 31, of 17 Columbia Road, Apt. 3, Wakefield, was arrested after being stopped in the vicinity of Amazing Superstore at 82 Newbury St. at 7:13 a.m., and charged with driving with a revoked license, a subsequent offense; failing to wear his seat belt and two warrants from Woburn District Court.

An Aborn Street resident reported at 8:40 a.m. the tires to her vehicle were vandalized. Police documented the damage.

At 10:41 a.m., an animal control officer served in hand a 10-day quarantine order on Princes, a domestic short hair tuxedo cat, living in an apartment at 201 Brooksby Village Drive. Princes had scratched a Brooksby Village employee on Wednesday.

Police at 11:42 a.m. investigated a hit-and-run accident on Warren Street. The reporting party said his motor vehicle had been struck while parked overnight.

An iPhone was reported stolen at the Higgins Middle School, 1 King St. Extension, at 1:22 p.m.

Police at 1:49 p.m. responded to 130 Newbury St., the former Country Side Motel, on a report from a Winona Street resident who told police the mayor had issued a cease and desist order for construction on the property, and there was work being performed there. Police could not locate anyone in the area doing work.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Highway Division at 1:58 p.m. requested the DPW’s sewer division be notified of a sewer leak located at 286 Newbury St., the Mobile Estates mobile home park.



Police responded at 7:15 p.m. to the Irving Gas Station at Swampscott Road and spoke with person who said he was threatened by a man driving a black SUV while walking with his 5-year-old son, having crossed at Traders Way. Police plan to summons a man to court for making threats.

A hit-and-run accident was reported on Hancock Street at 8:35 p.m. The owner stated he parked his Honda Pilot on the corner of Geneva and Hancock streets at 4 p.m., and when he came home, he noticed the back of his car had been hit. Police noted damage to the rear bumper and passenger side quarter panel.

Police shut down construction at a business at 84 Highland Ave. after a noise complaint at 10:56 p.m. The contractor did not have a permit do the work, and he was advised of the city noise ordinance, and the work site was shut down for the night.


James T. Sacco, 23, of 12 Wisteria St., Salem, was arrested at 3:46 a.m. after a traffic stop on Holly Street. He was charged with driving with a suspended license, possession of a Class B drug, amphetamines; possession of a Class C drug, clonazepam, and failure to properly display license plates.

Police responded to 52 Endicott Street at 7:28 a.m. on a report of a raccoon in the hall. After a brief standoff, an officer was able to put a noose around the animal, bring it outside, and release it to the wild.

A doctor at Salem Hospital, 81 Highland Ave, reported at 7:31 a.m. his 2003 green Honda Pilot was struck in the doctor’s parking lot sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Police observed damage to the rear passenger quarter panel.

Police responded to pick up hypodermic needles found in the vicinity of 65 Congress St. at 1:52 p.m.

A bus driver reported to police at 3:35 p.m. he struck a fence at the intersection of Essex Street and Hawthorne Boulevard. The driver said he did not realize he struck the fence until a bus monitor informed him he had. The black wrought iron fence, which is owned by the city, had minor damage. The bus sustained a scrape down the passenger side.

Police received a report of a pedestrian accident, and a short time later, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Salem police broadcast to area departments that the driver of a brown, 2010 Nissan Murano SUV was allegedly involved in a domestic assault and battery incident in which a victim was dragged down the street. Police said over the radio the suspect lives in North Andover. Police later canceled the alert when the victim was in custody, according to radio reports.