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Police Log: Teens Arrested for Assault, Stealing Booze

The following information was supplied by the Newton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Truck safety violations

A Waltham man was arrested last Friday (Aug. 17) after police conducted an inspection of his truck while it was parked near the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Centre Street.

Carlos Corrado, 26, of 88 Charles St. was arrested for driving without a license and cited for a number of truck safety violations. 

In addition, the company Corrado works for was also cited for employing an unlicensed driver and having a truck that was unsafe.

Some of the safety violations included having an uncovered load, having a safety chain improperly attached and low tire tread, among others.

Construction tools stolen

Police responded to a construction site on Brae Burn Road last Friday after one of the workers reported that a gas-powered generator was stolen from the site.

According to reports, someone entered the worksite sometime between 4 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday and stole the generator, which was bolted to a chain.

Reports said the suspects came in through an open back window and exited through the front door, which the suspects left open.

The worker told police the generator weighs several hundred pounds and would require two people to carry. The chain holding down the generator was also cut, he said. 

Teen faces assault, property damage charges

A Newton teen was arrested Saturday (Aug. 18) after police responded to California Street for reports of a possible domestic incident.

Giovanni Estevan Salazar, 17, of 280 California St. #4, was charged with assault and battery, use of a motor vehicle without authority, leaving the scene of property damage, three counts of defacing property, intimidation of a witness and assault with a dangerous weapon, police said. 

after he allegedly groped a woman in that town. At that time, he was charged with assault with intent to rape and assault and battery on a child over 14. 

Car window smashed

Police responded to Nevada Street Saturday after a woman reported that someone had smashed the front driver side window of her Honda accord.

According to reports, the incident happened sometime after 4 a.m. Saturday. The car, which was not entered, was parked in the driveway. 

Teen arrested for stealing wine

A Shrewsbury teen was arrested Saturday after he allegedly stole wine from Newton Centre Wine & Spirits. 

According to reports, an employee told police that a young man stole two bottles of wine and fled down Beacon Place and through the municipal parking lot with two other males. 

The employee then spotted the suspect on Centre Street at Langley Road and pointed him out to police, reports said.

Zachary Brian Burnham, 19, of 552 Main St. #5, was arrested for shoplifting, police said. 

Bench stolen

A resident living on Randlett Park told police Sunday (Aug. 19) that someone stole a metal bench from the of his house while he was on vacation.

According to reports, the theft happened sometime between August 11 - August 18.

Medford man faces license, alcohol charges

A Medford man was arrested Sunday after police pulled him over near the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Washington Street for not stopping at a red light.

Arsenio M. Borges, 46, of 16 Sturges St., was charged with driving with a revoked license, failure to stop at a red light and having an open alcohol container in the vehicle, police said. 

Trespassing charges

A Braintree man was arrested Sunday after police responded to Pleasant Street for reports of an unwanted party.

Vashudha Kumar, 39, of 20 Rockdale St., was arrested for violating a trespassing order, police said. 

Man crashes car, faces drunk driving charges

A Waltham man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly drove his car while drunk and crashed it off the side of the road near Crafts Street and California Street, reports said. 

Luis A. Hernandez, 44, of 37 Dartmouth St. #1, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license and failure to stop, police said. 

Vehicle break-in

Police responded to Langley Road Monday (Aug. 20) after a man reported his work van had been broken into sometime between 12:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Monday. 

The vehicle owner told police the van was locked and parked in his driveway. 

Questions on this police log can be sent to Melanie.Graham@patch.com.

Newtonite August 28, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Salazar is back in the blotter? There's a kid that's begging for attention. Don't forget he was also arrested on June 27th for assault with a cell phone. Someone should do something for him now while he still has a chance.

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