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Salem Grill & Chicken Owner Accused of Buying Stolen Valuables

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: 

Tuesday, March 4

  • At 4:04 p.m., a Palmer Street man called police to report that someone shot a paintball at him. 
  • At 4:05 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Loring Avenue.
  • At 4:16 p.m., police responded to a reported sewer backup on Cleveland Road.
  • At 6:59 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious motor vehicle on Kernwood Street.
  • At 7:14 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident on Congress Street. A woman was issued a no trespass order.
  • At 7:56 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Essex Street.
  • At 8:05 p.m., police responded to a break-in on Charter Street. Renee D. Morse, 50, of 11 Hartford St., Salem, was arrested on charges of breaking an entering a building during the nighttime for a felony, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
  • At 8:44 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Dearborn Street. Dennis V. Moustakis, 47, of 23 Dearborn St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
  • At 8:52 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Pope Street.
  • At 11:26 p.m., police responded to a report of a drunk man on Lafayette and Hancock streets. A man was placed into protective custody.

Wednesday, March 5

  • At 5:46 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian near the intersection of Washington and Norman streets. A man was issued a citation for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
  • At 6:28 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Amanda Way.
  • At 7:18 a.m., police responded to a report of a raccoon near Salem High School.
  • At 8:24 a.m., police responded to a report of a past break-in at the Clipper Ship Inn on Bridge Street.
  • At 11:31 a.m., police conducted a well-being check near the intersection of North and Federal streets.
  • At 1:18 p.m., police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Broad Street.
  • At 1:36 p.m., police made an arrest on Harbor Street. Wesley R. Smith III, 34, of 13 Harbor St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 1:43 p.m., police received word that a city ordinance citation for conducting business without a license had been issued to Asim Mushtaq, owner of Salem Grill & Chicken on Lafayette Street. Mushtaq was issued the violation for "operating a secondhand valuable business without a license." On Jan. 17, detectives learned that Mushtaq was "again taking stolen property in return for money." The business was reportedly warned in March 2013 to cease such activities after a search warrant was executed following a sting operation. 
  • At 2:21 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious letter on Cliff Street.
  • At 2:32 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Margin Street.
  • At 2:54 p.m., police made an arrest on Lafayette Street. Ricardo Torres, 40, of 414 Essex St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 2:58 p.m., police responded to a disturbance between neighbors on Beaver Street.
  • At 3:03 p.m., police responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance on North Street.
  • At 3:23 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on First Street. 

Other Arrest

Carlos X. Torres, 29, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, 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.
John Dumas March 06, 2014 at 11:03 AM
My deceased relative whom was a police officer after WWII actually found stolen articles. One thing he did was check the local bar to see if anyone tried to sell an item for drink money. Thieves are beyond surprisingly stupid. If you what to actually catch one "do not overestimate them".

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