Man Says Knife Pulled Over Parking Spot at the Mall
This is an excerpt from reports in the Danvers police log from Thursday through Sunday.
- Police responded to a report of an armed threat outside the Liberty Tree Mall near the former Vinny Testa's at 1:24 p.m. The male victim said he had just pulled into a parking spot after spotting an opening. He was about to exit the car when another male got out of his car and confronted him, armed with a three- to four-inch knife. The victim said the man was also looking for a spot and told him to "Get the (expletive) out of my spot." Police searched the area, but couldn't find the suspect. The victim, meanwhile, took off across the street to the parking lot at Ultimate Electronics. Police said they have a suspect and are trying to get in touch with him before pursuing charges.
- A male patient at Hunt Nursing Home on Lindall Street reported his cell phone was missing from his room at 2:28 p.m.
- A mailman working on Algonquin Road told police a BB gun pellet hit his truck at 2:49 p.m. Police spoke to two juveniles nearby who said they were shooting at a snowbank and one shot accidentally hit the mail truck. There was no visible marking on the vehicle.
- A resident on Algonquin Road reported at 3:44 p.m. that someone fired a paintball at the person's house. The resident washed green paint marks off a garage door. There were no suspects.
- Police responded to a report of shoplifting at Kohl's at 4:15 p.m. Police said two 18-year-old males, one from Lynn and one from Salem, ran out of the store with two pairs of watches each. They were both issued summonses for shoplifting.
- John Leone, 61, of 12 Captain Cook Way, Plaistow, N.H., was arrested at Walmart at 4:50 p.m. for shoplifting. Police said he stole a padlock.
- Police responded to a report of a break-in at Holten Brandi Foods on Garden Street at 9:04 a.m. A caller said someone broke the padlock on a box truck and stole a large amount of stainless steel equipment.
- A 19-year-old Danvers male was issued a court summons for leaving the scene of property damage, following a hit-and-run car accident on Elm Street at 1:52 p.m. A female driver said she was pulling into the Bank of America parking lot when another vehicle struck her car and then fled. An officer located the suspect in another parking lot and the male denied any involvement in the accident, but the officer examined the vehicle and was able to determine otherwise.
- At 2:54 p.m., a male caller reported someone stole his prescription medications from his room at the Endicott Green.
- Christopher Fizz, 26, of 106 Forest St., Danvers was arrested on a warrant at the Liberty Tree Mall at 3:28 p.m. An officer checking license plates in the parking lot discovered that Fizz was wanted for shoplifting and took him into custody.
- Eric Allis, 18, of 15 Chase St., Danvers, was arrested at his residence at 12:51 a.m. for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and furnishing alcohol to minors after police broke up an underage drinking party at the apartment. See related story.
- Charles Galatis, 18, of Cranston, R.I., was arrested at Motel 6 at 2:27 a.m. for being a minor in possession of alcohol, malicious destruction of property and furnishing alcohol to minors after police broke up an underage drinking party inside a motel room. See related story.
- An officer reported finding graffiti under the abutment of the Route 1 bridge over Route 62 at 10:55 a.m. Police say it was the work of the same tagger responsible for other graffiti in town in recent weeks. The case is still under investigation.
- A car accident with personal injuries was reported at the intersection of Conant and Poplar streets at 11:14 a.m., but no further details were available at the time.
- Frederick Dougherty, 29, of 7 Highland Rd., Middleton, was arrested outside Kappy's Liquors on Route 114 at 11:38 a.m. for a second offense of driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to use care in operating the vehicle. Police said Dougherty was turning out of Kappy's parking lot when he struck a vehicle in the roadway that he said he didn't see at first. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.
- At 3:17 p.m., a caller on Kirkbride Drive reported someone stole all four rims and tires from his car sometime overnight.
- A larceny was reported at BJ's Wholesale Club at 4:02 p.m., but no further details were available at the time.
- A caller reported a stolen purse at Market Basket at 6:08 p.m.
- An employee at the CVS off Route 1 reported someone tried to fill a fake prescription at the pharmacy at 7:27 p.m.
- A single car accident was reported on Route 128 near Exit 23 at 9:21 p.m. The driver, a 17-year-old Lynnfield male, was transported to Beverly Hospital with non-fatal injuries and later summonsed to court on multiple charges. See related story.
- Police responded to a report of an assault at the Days Inn on Endicott Street at 11:43 p.m., but no further details were yet available.
- A teen driver was issued a court summons for violating a restriction on junior operators (under 18), which prohibits driving after 1 a.m. An officer stopped the teen on Endicott Street at 2:46 a.m.
- Paul Owens, 52, of 126 Pine St., Danvers, was arrested at 2:03 p.m. at Avalon Danvers on Kirkbride Drive for domestic assault and battery, resisting arrest and malicious destruction of property over $250. Police said the incident involved Owens' girlfriend. There were no injuries.