Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 6-24-19

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.




Michael Cepeda, of 26 Huss Court, was arrested on warrant charges of armed assault to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:58 a.m. Friday.

Marquel Greaves, 23, of 647 Boston St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 2:45 a.m. Saturday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 11:01 a.m. Friday at Eastern Bank at 156 Boston St.; at 9:44 a.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Maple streets.

A report of a motor vehicle crash at 3:44 p.m. Friday at 50 Boston St.; at 4:11 p.m. Friday at 11 Spring St.; at 4:48 p.m. Friday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.; at 12:39 a.m. Saturday at 187 Walnut St.; at 1:51 a.m. Saturday at Kelly Honda at 540 Lynnway; at 2 a.m. Saturday at 122 Liberty St.; at 2:06 a.m. Saturday at 44 New Park St.; at 11:01 a.m. Saturday at Green and Union streets; at 1:22 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Avenue and Harvest Street; at 6:13 p.m. Saturday at 141 Eastern Ave.; at 10:59 p.m. Saturday at 25 Market Square; at 1:19 a.m. Sunday at 50 Bassett St.; at 12:21 p.m. Sunday at Lynnway and Newhall Street; at 12:38 p.m. Sunday at 29 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 5:23 p.m. Friday at 719 Boston St.; at 1:41 a.m. Saturday at 22 Wolcott Road; at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at 648 Boston St.; at 9:57 p.m. Saturday at 323 Chatham St.; at 10:47 p.m. Saturday at 337 Union St.; at 1:34 a.m. Sunday at 51 Sheridan St.


A report of an assault at 2:26 a.m. Saturday on Franklin Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 8:36 a.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Federal Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:07 a.m. Saturday at 81 Whiting St.; at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at 445 Essex St.; at 9:51 p.m. Saturday at 810 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:24 p.m. Saturday at 27 Shady Lane.


A report of an overdose at 12:24 p.m. Friday on Oxford Street; at 1:40 p.m. Friday on Flint Street; at 3:52 p.m. Friday at Market and State streets; at 10:01 a.m. Saturday on Joyce Street; at 11:01 a.m. Saturday on Central Avenue; at 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Baker Street.


A report of a larceny at 1:52 p.m. Friday at 83 W Neptune St.; at 9:27 p.m. Saturday at 24 Deer Park; at 11:16 p.m. Saturday at Casey’s Shell at 535 Lynnway.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:58 p.m. Friday at 6 Belle Ave.


A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:44 a.m. Saturday on N Bend Street; at 12:26 p.m. Saturday at 18 Peary Ave.; at 9:37 p.m. Saturday at 25 Clifton Ave.

A report of vandalism at 1:24 p.m. Saturday at 316 Chatham St.; at 5:13 p.m. Saturday at 65 Cannon Rock Road; at 12:26 a.m. Sunday at 30 High St.




A report of a motor vehicle crash at 4:06 p.m. Saturday at Mason and Washington streets.


A report of an assault at 12:46 p.m. Saturday on Redstone Lane. A caller reported he had a dispute with a neighbor’s landscaper regarding him blowing leaves and grass onto his property. He said the landscaper shoved him down.


A report of teens drinking in the middle of the street at 9:15 p.m. Friday at Green Street and Cloutmans Lane. An officer located the group and reported there was no drinking.

A report of an underage drinking party at 11:03 p.m. Friday on Manataug Trail. A neighbor reported she could see them and knows they are under 21. The group reportedly ran toward the beach and had some on the back porch.

A caller reported receiving a strange bill at 1:18 p.m. Saturday on Frost Lane. An officer reported the woman had purchased hearing aids in Peabody and the bill was for them.

A report of kids passed out in the yard at 8:22 p.m. Friday at Overlook and Puritan roads. A caller reported a car with kids inside was in the middle of the street when one kid got out and started urinating on the bushes of a house.

A report of a suspicious package at 12:22 a.m. Sunday on Pond Street. A caller reported he went on a walk and returned to find a brown box with the word “free” on it. He found it suspicious and wanted an officer to check on it. Police reported the package wasn’t suspicious.


A caller reported his brand new dinghy and 4 HP engine was stolen from the back of his boat at 11:27 a.m. Saturday at Salem Harbor. He said it was tied to his boat and was gone. The harbormaster reported it was not stolen but had broken loose and was tied up at the end of Driftwood Road. The caller was able to recover it.




Robert J. Petrelis, 38, of 22 Willowbrae Drive, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 12:47 p.m. Friday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 5:24 p.m. Thursday on Howley Street.


A report of an assault at 11:22 p.m. Thursday on Littles Lane.


A report of a larceny at 9:02 a.m. Friday at 50 Warren St. A caller reported a package worth $450 was stolen.




A report of a motor vehicle crash at 3:49 p.m. Friday at Walgreens at 505 Paradise Road; at 11:39 a.m. Saturday at 4 Stearns St.


A report of suspicious activity at 8:06 p.m. Friday at Hemenway Road and Humphrey Street; at 12:31 a.m. Saturday on Plummer Avenue.  

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