Traffic Stop Reveals Heroin, Brass Knuckles
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:
Wednesday, Nov. 14:
- At 5:01 p.m., police responded to a reported larceny from an apartment on Charles Street. A warrant for larceny over $250 was issued for a suspect.
- At 5:44 p.m., police responded to a report of a pedestrian who was injured when they were struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Webb and Bridge streets. The pedestrian was reportedly taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver, who was in Saturn Ion, wasn't issued a citation. The pedestrian reportedly crossed the street during a green light against traffic and wasn't in a crosswalk.
- At 5:47 p.m., police and fire units responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Mason and Buffum streets involving a Kia sedan and a Jeep utility vehicle. One of the vehicles reportedly burst into flames after the accident and had to be extinguished by local firefighters. Mason Street was temporarily shut down to traffic.
- At 7:32 p.m., a resident on Barr Street called police to report that their front license plate had been stolen sometime since Nov. 9.
- At 8:33 p.m., police pulled over a motor vehicle on New Derby Street for having defective equipment. Mattias T. Kasparian, 32, of 95 Central St., North Reading, was arrested on charges of possessing a class A substance (heroin), possessing a class B substance (Suboxone), and carrying a dangerous weapon (brass knuckles).
- At 10:16 p.m., an Acer Netbook computer was reportedly found in the lobby of the police station.
- At 11:35 p.m., a Boston Street woman called police to report that her son "did not want to go to bed, and wanted to stay up and play XBox Call of Duty 2 Black Ops. The boy was convinced to go to bed.
Thursday, Nov. 15:
- At 8:51 a.m., police responded to a report of a past hit-and-run motor vehicle accident in the Old Court House parking lot on Washington Street.
- At 10:30 a.m., Shawn Michael Negri, 28, of 23 Tutor St., Lynn, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant for disorderly conduct.
- At 11:07 a.m., a Hersey Street resident called police to report that while he was at work he received a phone call from a private number and an unknown woman said "you're gonna die."
- At 11:59 a.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious person trying to sell food stamps on Lafayette Street.
- At 1:52 p.m., police responded to a report of a man taking a nap on Federal Street.
- At 2:39 p.m., a Palmer Street woman called police to report that a UPS package was stolen from her front door. The package reportedly contained a Disney plate valued at $25.
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