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Scuffle Outside Salem Home Depot Leads to Arrest

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, Jan. 14:

  • At 4:25 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Laurel Street.
  • At 4:29 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Lafayette Street.
  • At 5:28 p.m., police responded to a reported assault and battery on Aborn Street. Kevin Williams, 32, of 23R Aborn St., Salem, was arrested on two counts of assault and battery.
  • At 6:51 p.m., police responded to a disturbance on Canal Street. A man who was reportedly yelling in the street was advised to "stay out of the middle of the street."
  • At 7:03 p.m., a Mason Street woman called police to report that a package containing blank checks was stolen off of her front steps.
  • At 7:18 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Washington Street.
  • At 7:43 p.m., police responded to a report of a man with a motorized wheelchair riding in the street. The man was reportedly advised to stay out of the street.
  • At 10:13 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Boston Street.

Tuesday, Jan. 15:

  • At 12:20 a.m., police responded to a reported fire alarm on Lafayette Street. Firefighters cleared the scene after determining the fire alarm was caused by blow-back from an oil burner.
  • At 1:54 a.m., police responded to a report of a dog possibly being attacked by other animals near the intersection of Hillside Avenue and Heritage Drive. Police were unable to locate anything in the area.
  • At 3:18 a.m., an employee from the Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street entered the police station with a found wallet. 
  • At 6:58 a.m., an Essex Street woman called police to report that someone broke into her apartment overnight and several items were missing.
  • At 10:59 a.m., police responded to a report of shoplifting at the Walmart on Highland Avenue.
  • At 11:25 a.m., a man known to have an outstanding warrant was located on Federal Street. Johnny W. Fantauzzi, 22, of 7 Cherry St., Salem, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 11:29 a.m., a Summer Street woman called police to report that she suspects someone is sleeping in her shed at night.
  • At 12:00 p.m., police responded to a reported fight in the parking lot of Home Depot on Traders Way. A man told police he had a heated discussion with his son. Matthew J. Conti, 31, of 27 Lexington St., Waltham, was arrested for having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 1:40 p.m., Salem firefighters assisted a Perkins Street man who accidentally locked himself out of his apartment while food was cooking on the stove.
  • At 3:04 p.m., a Pickering Street man called police to report that some sterling silver flatware went missing while he was away.
  • At 3:04 p.m., a Northey Street resident called police to report that his car was burglarized overnight.

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Other arrest

Jonathan S. Murphy, 24, of the streets of Salem, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property valued above $250.

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