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January 14, 2013



Police responded to Roslyn and Hazel streets at 8:43 p.m. for a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian during a domestic dispute. It was determined that the car was heading to North Andover. Police in that town were notified and arrested John A. DiStefano, 25, of 42 Jerad Place Road, North Andover, on charges of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car door).


Melissa K. Pierce, 21, of 14 Essex St., Salem, was arrested on Bridge Street on charges of drunken driving and a marked lanes violation at 1:43 a.m.

A 2:48 a.m. report of a suspicious car parked on the grass of 259 Highland Ave. resulted in the arrest of Alissa J. Narvaez, 19, of 14 Tidd St., Swampscott, on charges of drunken driving, an open container violation, being minor in possession of alcohol and a marked lanes violation.

Police responded to 47 Roslyn St. at 10:08 a.m. after a man reported damage to the passenger-side window of his truck that appears to be from a rock. There are no suspects or witnesses, according to the log.

A hit-and-run accident was reported at 207 North St. at 5:21 p.m. The victim’s vehicle was rear-ended after stopping for a pedestrian crossing the street.

A car was reportedly broken into in the parking lot of Planet Fitness at 19 Traders Way at 6:03 p.m. The front passenger-side window was broken and a pocketbook was missing, according to the report.

Charles Brown, 52, homeless, was arrested on charges of possession of heroin at 6:57 p.m. near 13 Harbor St. Members of the Special Response Unit were on patrol when they observed a suspicious man seated in his vehicle.

Shoplifting was reported at Market Basket at 227 Highland Ave. at 7:02 p.m. Management reported that a man took $89 worth of items without paying. All items were returned, and a no-trespass order was filed against the man.

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