Man Arrested on Unarmed Robbery Charge for Stealing Cigarettes

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

The responded to the following calls and made the following arrests on Sunday and Monday.

Sunday, April 22

4:26 p.m. — Police responded to Church Street on a call about malicious damage to property. The person reported a man had picked up a leather chair in the lobby and threw it against a wall, knocking over a lamp and damaging the chair. Police said the caller didn't know the identity of the man, but the incidents were caught on a video, which will be reviewed.

6:03 p.m. — A dispute between a landlord and tenant was reported on Webb Street. Police said the issue may have been about the tenant's grandchild and the fact that the landlord doesn't want her there because there is lead paint.

6:44 p.m. — A shoplifter was reported at . The alleged victim told police a person entered the store, reached behind the counter and tried to steal two packs of Marlboro cigarettes. The person allegedly made a fist and threatened the clerk. Police said the suspect left the store and police were later able to locate and arrest him. (See below)

8:07 p.m. — Police said a Palmer Street resident told them someone ripped a "no trespass" sign from the front of her home.

Sunday Arrests

Paul Simon Maestranzi, 40, of 80 Larch Row in Wenham, was arrested on a charge of unarmed robbery.

Morgan Saoirse Murphy, 34, of 27 Herrick St. in Beverly, was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property (a bicycle) and larceny by single scheme.

Jose Allen Negron, 36, of 22 Pleasant St., was arrested on a charge of breaking and entering at night/attempting to commit a crime.

Priscila Joyce Weaver, 41, of 47 Weare Road in Seabrook, N.H., was arrested on charges of operating under the influence of liquor (second offense), a marked lanes violation, failure to keep right and violation of the city knife ordinance.

Monday, April 23

1:50 a.m. — People in the lobby on Traders Way were reported. Police told them they could not sleep there.

3:23 a.m. — Water coming through a ceiling on Read Street was reported.

6 a.m. — Police received a call a sign may fall off a building on Derby Street.

8:53 a.m. — A dog in the laundromat was reported on Lafayette Street. Police said there were no dogs or people in the building when they checked.

12:08 p.m. — An abandoned vehicle was reported at Broad and Hathorne streets.

12:34 p.m. — A woman told police she thought someone did something to her car, which was parked in the South Harbor Parking Garage, because it would not start.

1:03 p.m. — Police responded to Heritage Drive. A woman said her neighbor walks around loudly. The officer stood in the apartment for five minutes and could not hear anything. The upstairs neighbor was not home, police said.

1:18 p.m. — Police received a call from Bridge street about one employee who allegedly told another that if he was not paid, he would burn her house down.

1:35 p.m. — Police spoke to a man about a larceny that happened 1:30 a.m. Friday while he was outside . The man told police he was having an argument with a friend when he threw his jacket on the ground and then it was stolen.

2:40 p.m. — A deer stuck in a fence was reported on Swampscott Road. Police said it was gone by the time they arrived.

Monday Arrests

Adam E. Cochrane, 23, of 48 Endicott St., was arrested on a warrant.

Nicholas Austin Mann, 27, of 421 Essex St., was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence of liquor (second offense)

For questions about the log, email salem@patch.com.

Dawn Cerbone April 24, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Why would you call the police if your neighbor walked loudly? What a waste of resources for an Officer to go to an apartment to listen if the neighbor walks loudly!! Don't complain about Police overtime if the they constantly have to answer calls that are frivolous like that. I notice them a lot in the police log. Does everyone who lives in Salem have to whisper and walk on their tippy toes. Call the Police for a real emergency if your neighbors are noisy call your landlord or you HOA.
CarleaSkunkrawk April 24, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Morgan is innocent! That situation was blown out of proportion!


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