Police Nab 4 for OUI Post Patty’s Day

Police made four arrests for drivers operating under the influence of alcohol between Thursday and Sunday, although in one case, the driver passed a Breathalyzer test, but was then cited for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

These are excerpts from reports in the Danvers police log from Thursday through Sunday.

March 17

  • William McCourt, 46, of 50 Centre St., Danvers, was arrested at his residence on a warrant at 11:50 a.m. The charges on the warrant (dating from 2009) were for assault and battery and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor, but a police spokesman didn’t know if the charges were still outstanding or if the man failed to pay court fines or other stipulations.
  • Seth Sequeira, 22, of 110 Centre St., Danvers, was arrested at the Samuel Holten House at 1:21 p.m. on a warrant as a fugitive from justice. A police spokesman said New Hampshire authorities issued the warrant for a burglary, but he didn’t know if the charge was outstanding or if the man failed to abide by court requirements.
  • Police initially arrested a 58-year-old Beverly man for driving under the influence of alcohol after a motor vehicle stop on report of an erratic operator on Maple Street near Essex Aggie at 6:47 p.m. The charge was dropped, however, and the man was released after he passed a Breathalyzer test. Officers did find an open container of alcohol in the car and issued a court summons on that charge.

March 18

  • A Centre Street resident was issued a court summons at 10:32 a.m. for violation of the town’s junk car bylaw. Police said the summons was issued because the resident failed to comply with a previous order to remove the vehicle.
  • Christopher Colombo, 18, of 47 Collins St., Lynn, was arrested at Marshalls at 11:32 a.m. for shoplifting. Police said he and another male – a 21-year-old from Salem – each put on a pair of boots, left their shoes behind and took off without paying. Police were unable to locate the second suspect at first, but issued a court summons for shoplifting once they were able to identify him.
  • A 60-year-old Beverly woman was transported to Beverly Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a car in the Target parking lot struck her at 1:14 p.m. A summons was issued for the driver on charges of impeded operation and driving to endanger.
  • Kandace Kukas, 43, of 9 Hampshire Rd., Peabody, was arrested near the Golfers Warehouse on Route 1 for driving under the influence of alcohol and a marked lanes violation at 10:41 p.m. An officer on patrol spotted her car weaving between two lanes and pulled her over.
  • Louise McNulty, 46, of 12 Lebel Rd., Danvers, was arrested near Motel 6 on Route 1 after leaving the scene of a car accident in the parking lot of Brutole’s at 10:42 p.m. Police said she was trying to exit the lot when the accident happened – there were no injuries or vehicles towed – and then fled the scene. The vehicle was found parked at Motel 6 and McNulty was found nearby. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of property damage.

March 19

  • Brandon Alves, 37, of 8 Ashford Trail, Peabody, was arrested in the McDonald’s parking lot on Route 114 at 2 a.m. An officer, performing a routine patrol, spotted Alves’ car parked at a weird angle and partially in a handicapped space. The engine was also still running and the driver, which turned out to be Alves, was slumped over the wheel. While trying to wake Alves up, the officer smelled alcohol on his breath and Alves subsequently failed a field sobriety test. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • An officer spotted a vandalized motor vehicle parked on Berry Street at 3:02 a.m. The car had been egged, toilet-papered and covered in shaving cream.
  • An employee reported two male juveniles tried to steal a large spider prop from Monster Mini Golf on Route 1 at 4:18 p.m. The youths were confronted while trying to leave the property and verbally told not to return by police.
  • Police responded to a report of larceny at Monkey Joe’s on Route 1 at 4:51 p.m. Police said someone stole a pair of UGG boots.
  • Alyssa Auriemma, 32, of 416 Washington St., Haverhill, was arrested at Walmart at 6:19 p.m. for shoplifting. Police said she stole some cosmetics.
  • Timothy Hill, 57, of 152 Endicott St., Danvers, was arrested on a warrant at 11:29 p.m. An officer on patrol checking license plates at the Days Inn discovered Hill had a warrant out for his arrest from Woburn and took him into custody. The charges on the warrant (from 2009) were for motor vehicle violations.

March 20

  • One injured party, complaining of neck pain, was transported to Beverly Hospital at 2:26 p.m., following a rear-end collision on State Road. The driver at-fault was cited for failure to use care in stopping and for failure to have the vehicle inspected.
  • A 3-year-old boy was taken to Beverly Hospital at 3:15 p.m. after being struck by a car in a mobile home park on North Street. Police said the boy suffered minor cuts and had run in between two cars in the park when he was struck.
  • Three occupants of one vehicle were transported to Beverly Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a two-car accident at the intersection of Adams and Sylvan streets at 3:32 p.m. Police said the driver at-fault failed to stop for a red light and was cited accordingly.
  • Katrina Cifra, 21 of 71 Butler St., in Salem, was arrested at Claire’s Boutique in the Liberty Tree Mall for shoplifting at 5:45 p.m. Police said she stole $10 earrings.


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