2 Poisoned Cats Reported on Tremont Street
The following was provided by the Salem Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Salem Police Department responded to the following calls and made the following arrests on Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday, May 23
4:48 p.m. — A person assaulted in a stairwell was reported on Boston Street.
5:50 a.m. — A group fighting was reported on Boston Street. A man was told to keep his friends in line and stay in the apartment.
7:10 p.m. — Police said a woman screaming for help was reported on Washington Street.
7:11 p.m. — A dispute with a repair shop was reported on Story Road.
10:29 p.m. — Kids playing basketball in the High Street playground were reported, but police said there was nobody around when they checked.
11:29 p.m. — A break-in to a motor vehicle was reported at Essex and Carlton streets. Police received a call that a break-in was in progress, and officers were given a description of the suspect. An officer saw a man fitting the description on Essex Street. When the man was ordered to stop, police said he fled on foot. Christopher Anthony (see below) was taken to the ground and arrested after a pursuit through back yards, police said.
William J. Venezia III, 36, of 14 Lynch St., was arrested on charges of breaking and entering in the day with intent to commit a crime, larceny of property over $250, larceny by single scheme, forgery, uttering a forged instrument and identity fraud.
Zackary Markis Sweeney, 21, who is listed as homeless, was arrested on two warrants.
Mary Ellen Ragucci, 51, of 42 Boston St., was arrested on four warrants.
Michael R. Douglas, 26, of 19 Rainbow Tr., was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault and battery.
John Davis, 49, of 43 Boston St., was arrested on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
Katherin Suegi Cho, 32, of 1 Symonds St., was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery by a dangerous weapon.
Jamie Candelaria Jr., 30, of 39 Railroad Ave., in Beverly, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering a vehicle, attempting to commit a crime, breaking and entering in the day with intent to commit a crime and larceny of property $250 or less.
Christopher Anthony, 23, of 37 Boardman St., was arrested on charges of breaking and entering at night with intent to commit crime, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Thursday, May 24
2:04 a.m. — A group trespassing under the Kernwood Bridge was reported. Police said they were fishing and were advised to leave, which they did.
6:48 a.m. — An undesirable was reported on Washington Street.
10:52 a.m. — Vandalism was reported on Prince Street. A woman told police a curse word was scratched into the side of her vehicle.
11:20 a.m. — A stolen wallet was reported on Cabot Street.
1:18 p.m. — Police received a call a girl fell on Beaver Street due to road work.
1:25 p.m. — Graffiti by a bench on the walkway was reported on Peabody Street. The markings read "The Smoke Spot" and "420," police said.
3:34 p.m. — Harassing phone calls were reported on Olde Village Drive.
4:05 p.m. — A Tremont Street caller reported her cats were poisoned. The woman said she found her two cats — Tobey and Mr. Thomas — dead near her residence. The woman said she last saw the cats, which were outdoor cats, two days prior. The woman said the cats had been healthy and had no recent health issues. Police said there were no signs of exterior trauma on either cat. The woman was advised to take the carcasses to an animal hospital for testing.
4:21 p.m. — A man trying to entice a child into a home on Loring Hills Avenue was reported. A woman reported her 14-year-old son was riding his bike past a home when a man yelled and asked the boy to come in an help him with his bathroom door. Police said the boy said "no" and went home and told his mother. Police are checking up on the situation.
5:19 p.m. — A large snake under a porch was reported on Buena Vista Avenue.
Mindy A. Wills, 25, of 33 Blueberry Ln., in Hopkinton, was arrested on a warrant.
Brian Francis McAdams, 32, of 42 Broad St., was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery, intimidation of a witness and attempted murder.
Jay S. Downs, 29, of 247 Jefferson Ave., was arrested on two charges of attempted murder (strangulation), domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness.
Christopher Anthony, 23, of 37 Boardman St., was arrested on to warrants.
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