Police Respond to Steak/Mozzarella Sticks Dispute
The following was provided by the Salem Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The Salem Police responded to the following calls and made the following arrests on Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, April 26
5:46 p.m. — An attempted break-in was reported on Ward Street. Police said a front apartment door was kicked in, but no entry was gained.
7:06 p.m. — Police said an officer was on duty when he saw a man enter Walgreens "and then re-emerge just moments later running to a vehicle."
Police said the officer saw the man running with a bag and suspected he had just shoplifted. The officer was able to get the license plate number of the vehicle, but he was not able to turn around in time to stop the vehicle because of the traffic congestion and the rate of speed at which the man left the lot. Police said they were able to identify the man and confirm he shoplifted with the assistance of the Marblehead Police Department.
8:38 p.m. — A suspicious man looking into a vehicle with a flashlight was reported on Lafayette Street.
11:19 p.m. — Larceny of frozen food was reported on Salem Street. Police said a man reported another man "left his apartment with a $5 frozen steak." Police were not able to locate the man and they advised the caller to seek a complaint in court for the $5. Police said the man who allegedly stole the steak left the resident "a box of frozen mozzarella sticks (25 count)." The caller said he was moving the next day and would talk to the man, who is a friend.
Friday April 27
1:01 a.m. — Threats were reported at the same Salem Street residence. The caller said he had been receiving threatening text messages from the man who allegedly stole the steak, and he didn't know why he was harassing him.
1:20 a.m. — A large group was reported on Perkins Street.
2:25 a.m. — Police said a loud party was reported on Perkins Street again, and Josue Viciere (see below) was arrested.
8:43 a.m. — A vandalized vehicle was reported on Boston Street. Police said someone keyed the trunk.
8:45 a.m. — An injured seagull was reported on Canal Street. The seagull was captured, placed in a container and the rescue league was notified, police said.
12:21 p.m. — Larceny was reported on Highland Avenue.
1:18 p.m. — Police said larceny was reported on Lynde Street.
Romario Bazile, 22, of 265 Maple St. in Lynn was arrested on charges of receiving or buying stolen property, possession of a class D substance and a red light or stop sign violation.
Josue Viciere, 23, of 36 Oakcrest St. in Mattapan was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace.
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