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Salem Man Charged With Drunk Driving Following Crash

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

Salem Police Department.
Salem Police Department.

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log: 


Friday, Feb. 21:

  • At 4:44 p.m., police responded to a disturbance on Essex Street.
  • At 4:57 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Congress Street.
  • At 5:09 p.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on Butler Street.
  • At 5:11 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Northey Street.
  • At 6:07 p.m., police responded to a past larceny on Chestnut Street. A woman told police someone stole a copper downspout from her house.
  • At 6:50 p.m., police responded to a sewage issue on Cleveland Road.
  • At 7:18 p.m., police responded to a disturbance on Lafayette Street. 
  • At 8:08 p.m., police responded to a traffic light issue on Bridge Street.
  • At 9:17 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart on Highland Avenue.
  • At 9:32 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Margin Street.
  • At 9:38 p.m., police made an arrest on Courageous Court. Vanessa I. Pineda, 31, of 70 Granite St., Lynn, was arrested for reportedly having five outstanding warrants.
  • At 9:39 p.m., police responded to a fire alarm on Emerton Street. The smoke was determined to have been caused by food burning on the stove.
  • At 10:18 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on a Boston Street woman after he vehicle was found in the Saugus River. The woman told police her car must have been stolen because she hadn't used it since 10 a.m.
  • At 10:32 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Mason Street. 

Saturday, Feb. 22

  • At 12:59 a.m., the DPW was notified that there were repots of icy roads.
  • At 1:01 a.m., police responded to a loud party on Hazel Street.
  • At 1:14 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Hancock Street. 
  • At 4:45 a.m., police responded to a water main break on Chandler Road.
  • At 9:45 a.m., police responded to a report of a damaged vehicle on Lafayette Street.
  • At 10:40 a.m., police responded to a report of kids throwing snowballs on Washington Street.
  • At 11:12 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Hawthorne Boulevard. A man was placed into protective custody.
  • At 11:45 a.m., police responded to a dispute on Beaver Street.
  • At 12:58 p.m., police responded to a past break-in on Webb Street.
  • At 1:09 p.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle damaged overnight on Barton Street.
  • At 1:47 p.m., police responded to a past hit-and-run motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Mason and Flint streets.
  • At 2:07 p.m., police responded to a dispute on Washington Street.
  • At 2:17 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on First Street.
  • At 2:19 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Essex Street.
  • At 3:08 p.m., police responded to a neighbor dispute on Heritage Drive. 
  • At 4:28 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity near the intersection of First Street and Whaler's Lane.
  • At 4:59 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Hayes Road.
  • At 5:08 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Lafayette Street. A man was placed into protective custody.
  • At 6:06 p.m., police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Highland Avenue. 
  • At 7:51 p.m., police responded to a past vehicle break-in on Grove Street.
  • At 7:55 p.m., police responded to a past assault on Highland Avenue.
  • At 11:17 p.m., police responded to a report of a man rapping in the street on Congress Street. The man was advised to keep it down and stay in the sidewalk.
  • At 11:41 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Mason and Buffum streets. Richard A. Coombs, 31, of 7 Harmony St., Salem, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Sunday, Feb. 23

  • At 12:58 a.m., police responded to a disturbance on High Street.
  • At 1:05 a.m., police responded to a past assault on Washington Street.
  • At 1:20 a.m., police responded to a loud house party on Lafayette Street. 
  • At 2:09 a.m., police responded to a disturbance on Dow Street.
  • At 2:10 a.m., police made an arrest on College Drive. Jocelyn E. Smolinsky, 19, of 96 Dobbins St., Salem, was arrested on charges of being a minor in possession of alcohol and possessing a class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute.
  • At 2:26 a.m., police responded to a report of an explosion on Pope Street.
  • At 3:20 a.m., police responded to a disturbance on South Street.
  • At 3:44 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Highland Avenue.
  • At 4:01 a.m., police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Margin Street. 
  • At 9:21 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Forest Avenue.
  • At 11:46 a.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious package on Liberty Hill Avenue.
  • At 3:31 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Canal Street.

Other Arrests

Moises Lopez-Chavez, 24, of 47 Rock Ave., Lynn, was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Robert D. Bocage, 35, of 70 Rainbow Terrace, Salem, was arrested on charges of assault and battery by dangerous weapon, intimidation of a witness, larceny over $250 and two counts of domestic assault and battery.

Sidney Connolly, 28, of 101 Rantoul St., Beverly, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

Kayla A. Defilippo, 23, of 19 Hazel St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. 

Carlos A. Escobar, 22, of 19 Hazel St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace.

Richard Felix, 20, of 118 Walworth St., Roslindale, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

If you have a question about this police log, please send it to owen.boss@patch.com.

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