, Salem, MA

February 16, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Beverly


A 7 p.m. report of a “fight upstairs” brought police to 10 Grant Ave., where they determined that the disturbance was actually “guys playing video games.”

Police received a 7:31 p.m. report that a man was screaming at a woman in a white van at 224 Elliott St. and determined that it was a “verbal argument between friends.”

Police responded to a 10:32 p.m. report of “loud music” and “dancing” at 375 Rantoul St. but determined that there was no basis for the call.


A 7:24 a.m. report of a disturbance coming from the second floor brought officers to 11 Whitney Ave., where they determined a woman was banging and yelling. “She admitted it was in retaliation for noise last night,” police wrote.



A 3:36 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance brought police to 18 Keys Drive. Daniel Falasca, 52, of the same address, was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


A Brinks truck was involved in an accident at Warren and Endicott streets, according to an 11:35 a.m. report. No injuries were reported, and no vehicles were towed.



Police conducted a traffic stop after a red light violation on Canal Street at 12:54 a.m., according to the log. Octavio Santos, 22, of 19 Redington St., Swampscott, was arrested on charges of drunken driving, operating a motor vehicle without a license and a red light violation. He was also the subject of a warrant.

Officers pulled over a vehicle that was operating without headlights on Barstow Street at 1:09 a.m. and arrested Amanda Teixeira, 23, of 37 Lynn St., Peabody, on charges of drunken driving and a defective equipment violation.

Police received a 9:47 a.m. report that a woman who had applied for a job at Dunkin’ Donuts at 282 Derby St. a month before had returned to the store and shoplifted two bags of coffee on Thursday. The coffee was valued at $16. Police spoke to the suspect, who subsequently returned to the store and paid for the items. She was then issued a no-trespass order for the store.

Around 1:30 p.m., an officer at Derby and Wharf streets arrested John Aia, 42, of 8 Herbert St., Salem, on a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon (brass knuckles) and a violation of the city’s knife ordinance.

Police received a 1:39 p.m. report from a man at 242 Bridge St. who said another man began yelling at him when he went to pet the man’s dog. “He walked away and the male kept yelling,” police wrote. “Eventually, the male and dog got on a train and left area.”

A city firetruck sideswiped a vehicle parked on Derby Street, according to a 2:05 p.m. report. The truck suffered damage to its right side, and the parked vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Prizm, sustained damage to its left side and mirror. “Roads are narrow due to snowbanks,” police wrote.



Police received a 9:58 a.m. report that a dog at 4 Seaview Ave. had been barking for more than an hour. The same complaint was reported to police again at 4:14 p.m.



An Ocean Avenue man reported at 9:09 a.m. that a friend of a friend had stolen checks from his residence, made them out to himself and cashed them for amounts totaling $8,000. Although the bank had blocked the account, “each time the suspect attempts to cash a check, the victim is charged an additional $30,” police wrote.

One person was hospitalized after a 9:18 a.m. report that two people had fallen down stairs at a Chestnut Street address. Police reported that one of the people was in a wheelchair and sustained a foot injury; the other sustained a facial injury.

For the second day in a row, police fielded multiple complaints of kids throwing snowballs in front of the post office on Smith Street, according to a 2:45 p.m. report. Police searched for the suspects but didn’t report finding them. A woman advised police to post an officer in the area at the end of each school day.



Police arrested a man on multiple charges after a car chase that began on Chebacco Road in Hamilton led to Route 128, returned to Chebacco Road, ended when officers deployed stop sticks on Larch Road and then led to a short foot chase. Daniel Brackesy, 39, of 82 Hovey Road, Londonderry, N.H., was arrested on charges of failure to stop, reckless operation, speeding, a marked lanes violation, assault with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.