Police Nab Beverly Man for Multiple Shoplifting Incidents
This is an excerpt from reports in the Danvers police log from Friday through Monday.
- An employee at New Bridge Variety & Deli on Bridge Street reported at 6:06 a.m. that someone stole a bundle of 23 newspapers from the store.
- Police responded to a report of a fight at the Gulf Express station at 160 Andover St. at 7:57 a.m. The driver of a transportation service said a male passenger assaulted him during an argument between the two. Police said the driver was bleeding when they arrived on the scene and a summons for assault and battery was issued to the passenger.
- Paul Golden, 56, of 6 I Street, South Boston, was arrested for larceny over $250 after a shoplifting incident was reported at The Sports Authority at 3:49 p.m. Three Northface jackets were stolen.
- Store security at Walmart reported someone stole a $3 pair of New England Patriots socks at 7:37 p.m. The suspect was caught and the matter was handled by the store.
- Dennis Hinchey, 56, of 51 Newbury St., Danvers, was arrested on Route 1 at 12:45 a.m. for his fourth offense of driving under the influence of alcohol. A driver behind Hinchey's car called police, saying he [Hinchey] was driving all over the road, police said. If he's found guilty of the charge, Hinchey could lose his license for an extended period of time.
- Edward Bates, 20, of 24 Neal Rd., Danvers, was arrested after police were called to his home by family members at 8:13 a.m. Bates was charged with resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a shod foot). Police said Bates was intoxicated when they arrived and became combative with officers, kicking one of them.
- Gordon Shattuck, 43, of 15 Blaine Ave., Beverly, was arrested at 10:44 a.m. at Market Basket on two counts of shoplifting and on a warrant from Peabody District Court. Police said Shattuck stole $298 worth of health and beauty supplies in his second theft from the store in recent days. He allegedly stole $218 worth of goods on Dec. 8. The charge on the warrant was also for shoplifting.
- An employee at the GNC Store in the mall reported at 11:33 a.m. that someone stole three bottles of whey protein worth $56.
- A caller at Townsend Oil on Cherry Street reported at 10:48 a.m. that someone spray-painted the garage door.
- An employee at Asian Island, located inside the mall, reported someone cut the wire to a 20-inch combination TV/DVD at the business and stole the set.
- An attempted break-in was reported at a residence on Regent Drive at 8:29 p.m. Police said someone kicked in the rear door, but was apparently "spooked" by the presence of a dog inside and fled empty-handed.
- At 1:41 p.m., a caller at Jimmy's Famous Beef & Seafood on High Street reported credit card fraud.
- Police responded to a report of malicious damage to a vehicle at 1:48 p.m. A car parked on Pine Street near Warm Traditions Stove Shoppe was spray-painted with blue paint. Police said they believe it was related to the graffiti incident at Townsend Oil.
- Police responded to a report of an attempted break-in at an Arrowhead Road residence at 1:50 p.m. Police said there was damage to the molding at the back door, but it didn't appear the person gained entry.