, Salem, MA

August 29, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


A woman reported at 3:20 p.m. that a rug worth $100 and a dock line worth between $50 and $100 had been stolen from her boat in Marblehead Harbor.

A 6:17 p.m. report of “loud guitar playing” brought police to Rowland Street. An officer wrote later: “Music turned way down.”

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate a man from a vehicle that had rolled onto its side during a three-car accident on Atlantic Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. The man sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was subsequently transported to Massachusetts General Hospital via ambulance. The vehicle was towed.

Police received a 10:47 p.m. report of an underage party at an Intrepid Circle address. Police wrote: “Report that one of the partygoers threw up over the ledge onto the downstairs neighbor’s property and the one below that.” Police didn’t report finding anything suspicious upon responding to the area.

A Sandie Lane woman reported at 11:18 p.m. that she feared somebody was outside because her dog was barking and growling.


A woman reported at 3:32 a.m. that her daughter on Ruby Avenue had “sent her pictures of her cutting herself.” Police wrote: “Mother states this has happened in the past and her daughter was transported to the hospital.” An officer determined the daughter was “fine” and that she’d sustained no recent cuts.



A woman reported at 2:15 p.m. that there was a seagull on the property at 3 Bourboun St. “She has provided it with food and water,” wrote an officer. “I advised her to let it be and call me back with its status tomorrow morning.”

A 27-year-old man was transported to Salem Hospital from a Main Street address after a 4:51 p.m. report that he had overdosed and wasn’t breathing.

A Drake Way resident reported at 6:29 p.m. that there was somebody drinking in a blow-up boat on a nearby pond. An officer determined it was actually three youths fishing for eels and advised them they were on private property.

A 7:17 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance on Bartholomew Street resulted in the arrest of Carol A. Gajeski-Knight, 41, of 1 Harold Court, Apt. 1, Gloucester, on charges of assault and battery on a person over 60 or disabled with injury, domestic assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60. Lt. Arthur Yeo said Gajeski-Knight assaulted her sister and threw a pair of keys at her mother during an altercation.

Police received a 9:23 p.m. report that a man was on the ground and semiconscious on Newbury Street, possibly after a fight. An officer wrote later: “Party transported to Salem Hospital stated that he fell and hit his head on a rock.”


A 2:25 a.m. report of a “man down” brought police to 96 Tremont St. “Party locked out of his house decided that the sidewalk would be a good place to sleep,” an officer wrote later. “He was advised it wasn’t.”

A 3:26 a.m. report of “yelling in the area and possible gunshots” brought police to 47 Holten St. Subsequently arrested was Jonathan Hoskyns, 22, of 10 Holten St., Peabody, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Lt. Arthur Yeo said Hoskyns threw a knife at another male during an altercation. There were no injuries and no evidence that a gun was involved in the incident.

Police received several calls regarding a small child that had apparently been left unattended in the street near Sutton and South streets around 8 a.m. A 911 caller subsequently reported that his 6-year-old daughter was missing, but the child had already been transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital via ambulance. An officer planned to file an abuse or neglect report about the incident.

An 8:14 a.m. report that a tractor trailer had struck a tree branch brought police to 4 Allens Lane. “Officers assisted the truck in extricating itself from the tree branches,” police wrote later.

A Wheeler Street woman reported at 1:03 p.m. that her neighbor was “yelling, crying and carrying on inside the home.” Police spoke to the man and determined “he had been upset at things that were going on but appears to be fine at this time.”

Police received a report about 6:30 p.m. that a 60-year-old woman had suffered a possible stroke in the pool at the Atlantis Sports Club & Spa at 50 Ferncroft Road. The woman had been pulled from the water, according to radio reports.



Police conducted a traffic stop on Humphrey Street at 8 a.m. and subsequently arrested Ravair Costa, 25, of 34 Francis St., Everett, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a number plate violation.

A traffic stop on Cherry Street at 1:46 p.m. resulted in the arrest of Christopher Nagle, 19, of 39 Rockaway St., Lynn, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and registration not in possession.

A male on Ocean View Road reported at 5:51 p.m. that his 17-year-old brother had been “acting up” but then “calmed down when he called 911.”


A female on Paradise Road reported at 4:11 p.m. that her ex-boyfriend had used her personal information to obtain a Comcast account, on which he had run up a large balance.

A Humphrey Terrace man reported at 7:47 p.m. that a skunk in his front yard “ain’t backing down,” according to the log.



A 1:20 a.m. report that somebody had possibly been assaulted in the vicinity of Washington Square South resulted in the arrest of Jennifer R. Reynolds, 29, of 45 Woodland Road, Revere, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Police responded to 7 Heritage Drive after a 3:04 a.m. report that somebody was breaking in through a window and subsequently arrested Ray Recupero, 55, of 10 Kelly Lane, Lynn, on a charge of malicious destruction of property under $250. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

At 6:11 a.m., officers responded to 116 Lafayette St. for a report of a possible fight inside an apartment. A woman reported that her son had pushed her and taken her cellphone; subsequently arrested was Keith Bourassa, 29, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness. He was also wanted on a warrant, according to the log.

A 12:34 p.m. report of a shoplifter at CVS at 200 Essex St. resulted in the arrest of Deshea St. Jacques, 30, of 14 Cherry St., Salem, on charges of shoplifting by asportation and disturbing the peace.

Police were unable to locate somebody who was reported to be urinating in the area of Washington Square at 5:45 p.m.

A man reported about 9:30 p.m. that he had been driving down Planters Street when he heard a female voice yell, “The speed limit is 15 miles per hour!” Then he heard a crash, got out of his car and determined its front headlight was broken. When he returned to the area where he had heard the voice, he found a female sitting in the driveway of 20 Planters St., drinking a beer. When he asked “why she threw a bottle at his car,” the female denied having done so. An officer was unable to find any glass or “evidence of any glass breaking” in the area and advised the man he could file his own charges if he wanted to.

A 9:42 p.m. report of a domestic disturbance at 29 Perkins St. resulted in the arrest of Jose Antonio Baez, 24, of the same address, on charges of two counts of malicious destruction of property over $250.

Police responded to a 10:54 p.m. report of a domestic assault on Park Street and subsequently arrested Radhames Medina Soto, 26, of 16 Park St., Salem, on charges of two counts of domestic assault and battery, armed assault with intent to murder, and two counts of assault and battery by dangerous weapon. An officer said Soto pulled out a knife while he was arguing with a former girlfriend and held it “toward” her throat and stomach.


Around 10:20 a.m., an officer at 47 Federal St. arrested Michael Anthony Viola, 50, of 4 Butterfield St., Saugus, on a felony warrant of Salem, N.H., with a charge of “criminal solicitation to commit and criminal liability for conduct of another,” according to the log. Police in New Hampshire planned to have Viola extradited.

Officers were unable to locate a child who was reported to be “going to cars asking for money” near Congress and Leavitt streets at 4:18 p.m.



Police responded to a 10:35 p.m. report of a mother-daughter domestic dispute at 57 Needham Road and subsequently arrested Susan Previte, 51, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.


An 11:38 p.m. report of an erratic operator in a vehicle with heavy damage resulted in the arrest of John Drinkwater, 57, of 24 Foster St., Danvers, on a charge of drunken driving, third offense.


Police conducted a traffic stop on Endicott Street at 2:10 a.m. and arrested Douglas Gomes, 31, of 21 Sprague St., Peabody, on a charge of attaching plates and having an uninsured motor vehicle or trailer.

A 2:52 p.m. report of shoplifting at the Market Basket on Endicott Street resulted in the arrest of Anthony Borzi, 75, of 6 Dodge Court, Danvers, on a charge of shoplifting by asportation.



Police conducted a traffic stop about 2:45 p.m. and arrested Elvis Peralta, 48, of 25 Fairmont St., Lawrence, on charges of failure to inspect and operating with a suspended license.