Couple Assaulted With Baseball Bat

The following was provided by the Salem Police. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

responded to the following calls and made the following arrests on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

4:18 p.m. — Police responded to Salem and Dow streets on a report of an assault with a baseball bat. Police said there were two victims (a couple) who were transported to with non-life threading injuries, and the investigation to identify the assailants is ongoing.

5:37 pm. — A break-in to an apartment was reported on North Pine Street.

6:35 p.m. — A stolen license plate was reported on North Street.

7:22 p.m. — Police responded to Clifton Avenue for a report of people looking for drugs. Police said they identified people matching the description obtained by dispatch. The people agreed to allow the officer to pat frisk them and search a purse. Police didn't find drugs or paraphernalia on either person, and one said a man had approached them looking for drugs "not the other way around."

8:41 p.m. — A woman assaulted by a motor vehicle was reported on Congress Street.

10:37 p.m. — Police said a past break-in to a room was reported at the .

11:24 p.m. — A caller reported a group of four smashed a lightbulb in the road at Endicott and Pratt streets.

Tuesday Arrests

Rolando E. Estrella, 23, of 2 Harding St. in Andover was arrested on a warrant.

Gary E. McKernan, 45, of 202 Jefferson Ave. was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property as well as on a warrant.

39, of 14 Heritage Dr. was arrested on charges of carjacking, larceny of a motor vehicle, two counts of assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and four counts of larceny of property over $250.

Hector B. Ravelo, 26, of 22 Franklin St. in Beverly was arrested on charges of domestic aggravated assault and battery, assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and negligent operation.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

1:42 p.m. — An officer found a vehicle that had been vandalized on Essex Street. Police said the vehicle had "what appeared to be shampoo with baby powder all around the vehicle." A vulgar word was written on the back glass door with lipstick. Police were not able to locate the owner.

11:55 a.m. — Threats were reported on Essex Street.

11:58 a.m. — Changed locks were reported on Bridge Street.

1:04 p.m. — A person in the library making a scene was reported

1:39 p.m. — A needle on the sidewalk was reported at Lafayette and Ward streets.

2:03 p.m. — Larceny of mail was reported on English Street.

3:15 p.m. — Police received a call a man stole a bottle of Ciroc Red Berry Vodka on Traders Way.

Wednesday Arrests

Charles Ellio Coolidge, 17 of 17 Orange St. in Nashua, NH was arrested on charges of violating the city knife ordinance and possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute.

Xhoi Docnoka, 18, of 108 Lowell Road in North Reading was arrested on a charge of possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute.

For more information email salem@patch.com.

john August 30, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Nothing unusual here. How sad.
michael beaulieu August 31, 2012 at 08:59 AM
Two wednesday in one week that's unusual.


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