, Salem, MA

February 6, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


Police received a 7:52 a.m. report that a 16-year-old on Washington Street was refusing to go to school.

A caller from Gilbert Heights Road requested a detective in regards to a harassment issue at 5:43 p.m. Police later determined the woman was drunk. “No harassment or anything close,” wrote police.



A dog was tied to a tree at 20 James St., according to a 12 p.m. report.

Police received a 3:32 p.m. report of “threats from contractor” at 10 Juniper St.

A 5:04 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to 139 Park St. Subsequently arrested was Paul Fessenden, 23, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault.

An apartment at 12 Blaine Ave. was vandalized, according to a 7:49 p.m. report.

An 11:14 p.m. report that somebody’s sister was “on a tirade” brought police to 16 Agate St. Marc Frazier, 33, of the same address, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery. Officer Dave Costa said Frazier allegedly slammed a door and threw a lamp against a wall during a confrontation with his sister. No injuries were reported.



A $100 sign for a business at 142 Canal St. was torn in half at some point overnight, according to an 8:34 a.m. report.

A $620 stove that had been removed by the Fire Department from a home at 2 Flint St. after a stove fire was subsequently stolen from the sidewalk, according to a 10:23 a.m. report.

Police received a 4:04 p.m. report of “trash dumping over the seawall” at 9 Conners Road.

A 6:32 p.m. report of a shoplifter brought police to 227 Highland Ave., where they arrested Sean Slattery, 40, of 10 Harvard Ave., Saugus, on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 and attempting to commit a crime. He was also the subject of two warrants.

Police will issue two ordinance violations for owning a disorderly house to the owner of 3 Geneva St. after determining that he hadn’t taken enough action to curb loud parties, according to a 9:09 p.m. report.


A 9:42 a.m. report of an accident brought police to 72 Loring Ave., where they determined one car had struck a second, causing it to strike a third, which in turn struck a fourth. Then the first car fled the scene. No injuries or tows were reported.

A vehicle taking a left into the CVS lot on Canal Street struck a vehicle in the other lane, causing it to crash into a fence and then a light pole, according to a 12:48 p.m. report. The driver of the first car was cited for failing to yield the right of way. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to Beverly Hospital after complaining of neck pain, an officer said.

Police responded to a 1:10 p.m. report of a domestic dispute between a mother and son at 15 Prince Street Place and arrested a juvenile on charges of domestic assault and malicious destruction of property over $250.

An officer determined a person on Congress Street who called 911 was actually trying to reach someone in India.

Somebody saw a man and a woman possibly injecting drugs in a pick-up truck at Webb and Webster streets, according to a 3:12 p.m. report. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.



A four-car crash on Route 128 at Centennial Drive was reported to police at 7:22 a.m. A firefighter said the accident was minor and that everybody involved refused medical transport.

Police conducted a traffic stop after a 6:56 p.m. report of an erratic operator on the wrong side of Lowell Street. An officer reported that the party was “on medications” and “not feeling well” after having a couple of drinks. The officer followed the vehicle home and reported later “party made it home safely.”

A Washington Street caller reported at 7:36 p.m. that an unknown man had opened a screen door and stuck his head inside the residence. “When he saw the home was occupied he fled the area,” wrote police. Police were unable to find the man and speculated that he had gone to the wrong house.

A loud blast was reported on Belfast Street at 9:04 p.m.


A Newbury Street man reported his back door lock was “cut off” at 10:32 a.m.



A 2:08 a.m. report that somebody rang a doorbell brought police to 108 Centre St., but a search of the area didn’t yield anything suspicious.

Richard Louissaint, 20, of 9 Memorial Drive, Middleton, was arrested on charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to a 7 p.m. log item. Louissaint was arrested at North Shore Community College.


Police conducted a traffic stop at 153 Endicott St. at 4:37 a.m. and arrested Brian Zagrobski, 44, of 13 Crowdis St., Salem, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense; possession of a class B drug; and a moped violation.

An 11:53 a.m. report of a suspicious man on a pink bike brought an officer to Cherry Street, but the report was later called “unfounded.”

An officer was unable to locate a vehicle which had driven through two stop lights on High Street, according to a 2:20 p.m. log item.

Two men were transported to Beverly Hospital with undisclosed injuries after a single-vehicle accident on Route 1 northbound at about 8 p.m. A firefighter said the vehicle struck a guardrail and then spun around twice. The men were “conscious and semi-alert” after the accident, he said.



Nobody was injured in a two-alarm house fire that broke out at 121 Summit St. just after noon. Fire Chief Ronald Giovannacci said the blaze apparently started with some kind of electrical problem inside a chicken coop and spread to the nearby house. Crews from Danvers and Boxford assisted at the scene and it took about 40 minutes to knock the fire down. Middleton and Ipswich firefighters provided headquarters coverage during the incident.

After a report of an erratic operator, police conducted a traffic stop at Route 1 and Salem Road at 1:56 p.m. and arrested Priscilla Guerrero, 29, of Wakefield, on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, operating to endanger and a marked lanes violation.