Firefighters used water to extinguish this car fire, which was “really cooking” at its height, according to police. The driver said the car was smoking as he pulled into the parking lot at Dick’s Sporting Goods near Danvers’ Liberty Tree Mall shortly after 9:30 last night. By the time he ran from the 2001 Mercedes, it was fully engulfed in flame. The blaze was centered on the engine, and firefighters believe it was started by a faulty electrical connection. Responding from the Danvers Fire Department were Lt. Ken Reardon, Paul LaPointe and Ken Kobierski. No one was injured.



Larceny from a vehicle was reported at 2:18 a.m. on Cabot Street

A possible attempted burglary at the Route 128 Subway eatery was investigated, according to an 11:28 a.m. log entry.

Jonatan De Leon, 20, of 15 Myrtle St., Lynn, was arrested at 11:26 p.m. at Cabot and Rantoul streets by Patrolmen Clifford Woodfin and Joshua Pickett on charges of driving without a license and reckless driving.


A search on Fitzgerald Way failed to uncover anyone breaking into cars, as was suspected at 4:52 a.m.

Police investigated a report of vandalism on Folger Avenue, according to the log at 10:10 a.m.

An accident with personal injury was reported at 4:18 p.m. on Dodge Street.


Police investigated a report of a break-in of a vehicle on Pearl Street, according to the log at 11:27 a.m.

In what was deemed a mental health issue, officers responded at 4:09 p.m. to a woman barricaded in her bedroom, breaking windows. An ambulance was summoned.

Baby things, including a stroller, were reported taken from the front lawn of a home on Netherton Avenue, according to the log at 4:41 p.m.

A car break-in on Cabot Street was reported at 10:09 p.m.



Brett Drew, 22, of 103 Newbury St., Danvers, was arrested at 8:12 p.m. on Route 1 by Officer Justin Ellenton on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Johnathain Hoffman, 29, of 2125 S.E. Florence Drive, Waukee, Iowa, was arrested at 8:39 at the Extended Stay Inn on Route 1 by Officer William Cassidy on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, intimidation of a witness and destruction of property.


Michael Arsenault, 21, of 20 Braman St., Danvers, was arrested at 8:06 a.m. on Pine Street by Officer Dana Hagan on a charge of domestic assault. Police were called on a report of someone complaining her "boyfriend threatened her," according to the log.

A reported larceny involved "copper stolen from a yard" on Locust Street, according to the log at 1:52 p.m.


In what police call a case of malicious damage, not only was a tire cut on a North Street vehicle, but a cable was severed, according to the log at 11:54 a.m.

A vehicular accident with injury was reported at 3:20 p.m. on Endicott Street.


Police investigated a reported house break on Bridle Spur Road at 8:53 p.m.



Police gave a warning when they noticed that a woman's tire on March Street, though still inflated, had been slashed three times. They urged her to get to a garage.

A driver on Raymond Road struck a woman at 8:13 p.m. She was later taken to Salem Hospital as a precaution. "She's wearing dark clothing, and it was hard to see her," the driver told police. "She was running across the street, but diagonally and actually ran toward my car." The driver said he had practically stopped by the time they collided. Meanwhile, the mother of the woman's former boyfriend told police her son was in the process of telling the victim "he did not wish to speak to her anymore" when she became distraught and ran into the street. She had recently sent a text reading, "I need to talk to you. I'm living in a haze. ... I want to kill myself." Police did not believe her injuries were serious. The boyfriend was advised of his right to a restraining order.

Beatriz Abreu-Rivera, 39, of 4226 Harvest Drive, North Andover, was arrested at 10:34 p.m. on Highland Avenue by Patrolman Roberson Troncoso on charges of driving with a suspended license, running a red light and having an outstanding warrant. Police note "she had been arrested numerous time for the same offenses," according to the log.


Two vehicles were vandalized on High Street, according to the log at 7:56 a.m.

A man suspected of casing homes on Linden Street told police at 8:54 a.m. that he was just looking for his aunt's cat. He provided the names of fellow residents and really sold his story with the bag of cat treats he was carrying.

A customer at the Congress Street Market got away with more than he was supposed to after snatching the owner's cellphone. The victim was able to produce photos of the thief from the store security system and turned them over to police at 11:43 a.m.

Jonathan S. Silveira, 27, of 16 Swampscott Ave., Peabody, was arrested at 12:28 p.m. at the MBTA parking lot by an MBTA officer on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and being disorderly. Salem police provided a courtesy booking for Silveira, who was said to have pushed the MBTA officer after being spotted "looking in and around vehicles parked in the MBTA lot," according to the log at 12:28 p.m. A second suspect got away.

Police investigated a report of a sexual assault on Ocean Avenue at 1:58 p.m.

Music was the undoing of a man on Pope Street who was struck by a car backing out of the driveway. Nicholas Boschard was listening to his iPod and said he never heard the car. He had a minor pain in his leg. Though he was on the ground when police arrived, "he was conscious and alert and wanted to get up," according to the log at 2:02 p.m.

A man told police at 4:35 p.m. that his roommate left on Jan. 31 to "get rent money," according to the log, "and do some errands." He hasn't been seen since. Missing persons forms were completed.

Police believed they had stopped the culprits following an armed robbery on Lafayette Street at approximately 11 p.m. last night. "A large black handgun was shown," police announced on the scanner. The suspects were said to number up to five people in a 2004 gray Honda Civic. It was pulled over less than 15 minutes later.

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