Melrose Man Allegedly Attacks Police After Salem Home Invasion
The following information was submitted by the Salem Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log:
Monday, Jan. 7:
- At 4:26 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Beaver Street.
- At 4:28 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Herbert Street.
- At 4:41 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Carpenter Street. Amilton L. Ribeiro, 42, of 74 Cabot St., Beverly, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
- At 5:17 p.m., police responded to a reported oven fire on Broad Street. A resident there reportedly melted a plastic bowl in the oven.
- At 6:46 p.m., an Osborne Street man called police to report that a package delivered to his home had been stolen.
- At 7:33 p.m., a Prince Street woman called police to report that someone entered her apartment while she was out of town on business.
- At 9:27 p.m., police responded to a disturbance on Lafayette Street. Desiree D. Luicis, 29, of 2 Howard St., Salem, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
Tuesday, Jan. 8:
- At 7:10 a.m., police responded to report of a dazed, stray cat in the middle of the road on North Street. The cat, which was not wearing a collar and appeared healthy, was taken to the local shelter.
- At 7:33 a.m., a woman called police to report that someone flattened all four of the tires on her vehicle while it was parked on Leavitt Court.
- At 9:44 a.m., police located a man on Federal Street. Michael P. Jones, 26, of 28 O'Callaghan Way, Lynn, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
- At 10:25 a.m., a woman called police to report that her $700 cell phone was stolen out of her purse while she attended a function at The Hawthorne Hotel.
- At 12:46 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Pioneer Terrace.
- At 1:25 p.m., a German Shepard found on Charter Street was returned to its owner.
- At 2:08 p.m., police responded to a reported assault at the North Shore Medical Center. After an investigation, an unidentified person was summonsed to court on charges of assault and battery on a health care provider, malicious destruction of property valued below $250 and two counts of assault.
- At 2:14 p.m., police responded to a dispute on Gallows Hill Road. A resident told police a neighbor was "throwing dog mess" onto their property.
- At 4:15 p.m., two hypodermic needles were disocvered on Collins Street.
- At 4:16 p.m., a man entered the police station to report that someone stole his car while it was parked on Aborn Street.
- At 4:58 p.m., a woman entered the police station to report that the wheel cover for her spare tire was stolen while her car was parked on Peabody Street.
- At 6:01 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Mason Street.
- At 6:27 p.m., a man was located on Derby Street with "a large amount of scrap metal." He was later found to be in possession of Gabapentin. William T. Lewis III, 37, of 13 Central St., Beverly, was arrested on a charge of illegally possessing a class E substance (Gabapentin).
- At 7:53 p.m., a Pope Street man called police to report that he bought a television at Walmart and when he got home he found that the box was empty. Responding officers suggested the man check with Walmart to see if an employee accidentally sold him a display box.
Armed Break-in Arrest
- At 9:52 p.m., police responed to an apartment on Loring Avenue after receiving word that a man was trying to force his way into an apartment. Stephen P. Haverty, 56, of 52 Cranmore Lane, Melrose, was later arrested on charges of breaking and entering during the nighttime to commit a felony, armed assault in a dwelling to commit a felony, three counts of malicious destruction of property valued above $250, three counts of threatening to commit a crime, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Havery reportedly forced his way into the apartment building by breaking down a door and attacked another door with a shovel before threatening several tenants inside. He allegedly became combative while being placed under arrest.
- At 10:26 p.m., police responded to a reported burglar alarm at Collins Middle School. After a door was found open, officers using a K9 unit checked the interior of the school and didn't find anything suspicious.
- At 11:18 p.m., police responded to an alarm at Target.
Wednesday, Jan. 9:
- At 12:03 a.m., police located someone hiding in the basement of a building on Grove Street.
- At 1:42 p.m., an MBTA employee called police to report that there were kids on the train tracks.
- At 1:46 p.m., police located a man known to have active warrants on Highland Avenue. James W. Zouras, 51, of 56 Margin St., Salem, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
- At 3:08 p.m., police located a man known to have active warrants on Derby Street. Redford K. Watkins, 35, of 16 Jewetts Court, Lynn, was arrested for having two outstanding warrants.
- At 3:15 p.m., police received word that there were people out on the ice off of Orne Street.
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