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Salem Man Arrested on Weapons Charges

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, Dec. 10:

  • At 4:20 p.m., police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Marlborough Road. A man later was ticketed and will be summonsed to court on a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with property damage.
  • At 4:35 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on North Street. A woman was later placed into protective custody.
  • At 5:27 p.m., a member of the Special Response Unit noticed a man known to the department enter Walgreens on New Derby Street. Michael Vasquez, 44, of 10 Leavitt St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting merchandise valued above $250.
  • At 7:50 p.m., police responded to a report of a small fire on Canal Street. Click Here for our full story.
  • At 8:38 p.m., police responded to a report of an unarmed robbery on First Street. A man told police he agreed to go behind his building to meet a friend and was jumped by three people. Josue Sanchez, 17, of 419 Broadway, Lynn, was arrested on charges of assault and battery, aggravated assault and battery, unarmed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot).
  • At 8:40 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Whalers Lane. A woman reportedly told police her husband was out of control and his firearm wasn't where it usually is. George A. Hindsley, 45, of 164 Whalers Lane, Salem, was arrested on charges of assault, possessing a firearm without an FID card, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully possessing a large capacity firearm and unlawful storage of a firearm.
  • At 8:59 p.m., a woman called police to report that someone broke into her car while it was parked on Hancock Street and her wallet was stolen.
  • At 9:10 p.m., police responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance with a baseball bat on Wheatland Street. Scott R. Hooper, 43, of 14 Wheatland St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property valued above $250.
  • At 10:35 p.m., police received word that a coyote was spotted near Lee Fort Terrace.
  • At 11:16 p.m., police responded to a suspicious motor vehicle fire on Washington Square North. Click Here for our full story.

Tuesday, Dec. 11:

  • At 7:14 a.m., police and fire units responded to Coffee Time Bake Shop on Bridge Street to assist a woman who accidentally locked her 6-month-old daughter inside her car.
  • At 8:57 a.m., the foreman at the St. Joseph Church project called police to report that he found used needles on the site and mattresses in the chapel, suggesting that people were staying there on the weekends and during off-hours.
  • At 9:00 a.m., Phillip Spagnuolo, 45, of 282 North St., Weymouth, was arrested at the police station for having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 10:55 a.m., police responded to a report of a man riding down Jefferson Avenue on a bicycle with a 20' ladder on his shoulder. 
  • At 12:04 p.m., a Cherry Street woman called police to report that her vehicle was damaged overnight while parked in her driveway.
  • At 1:45 p.m., an Ord Street man called police to report that someone cut the cable to his personal surveillance camera overnight.
  • At 1:47 p.m., police received word that shoplifters were fleeing the CVS on Essex Street. Richard T. Brown Jr., 38, of 27 Salem St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise. Kaity Kartalias-Brown, 35, of 27 Salem St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

If you have a question about this police log, please send it to Salem Patch.

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