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Salem Grill & Chicken Owner Accused of Buying Stolen Valuables

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

Salem Grill & Chicken Owner Accused of Buying Stolen Valuables

The following is an excerpt from the Salem Police Department's log: 

Tuesday, March 4

  • At 4:04 p.m., a Palmer Street man called police to report that someone shot a paintball at him. 
  • At 4:05 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Loring Avenue.
  • At 4:16 p.m., police responded to a reported sewer backup on Cleveland Road.
  • At 6:59 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious motor vehicle on Kernwood Street.
  • At 7:14 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident on Congress Street. A woman was issued a no trespass order.
  • At 7:56 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Essex Street.
  • At 8:05 p.m., police responded to a break-in on Charter Street. Renee D. Morse, 50, of 11 Hartford St., Salem, was arrested on charges of breaking an entering a building during the nighttime for a felony, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
  • At 8:44 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Dearborn Street. Dennis V. Moustakis, 47, of 23 Dearborn St., Salem, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
  • At 8:52 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Pope Street.
  • At 11:26 p.m., police responded to a report of a drunk man on Lafayette and Hancock streets. A man was placed into protective custody.

Wednesday, March 5

  • At 5:46 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian near the intersection of Washington and Norman streets. A man was issued a citation for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
  • At 6:28 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Amanda Way.
  • At 7:18 a.m., police responded to a report of a raccoon near Salem High School.
  • At 8:24 a.m., police responded to a report of a past break-in at the Clipper Ship Inn on Bridge Street.
  • At 11:31 a.m., police conducted a well-being check near the intersection of North and Federal streets.
  • At 1:18 p.m., police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Broad Street.
  • At 1:36 p.m., police made an arrest on Harbor Street. Wesley R. Smith III, 34, of 13 Harbor St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 1:43 p.m., police received word that a city ordinance citation for conducting business without a license had been issued to Asim Mushtaq, owner of Salem Grill & Chicken on Lafayette Street. Mushtaq was issued the violation for "operating a secondhand valuable business without a license." On Jan. 17, detectives learned that Mushtaq was "again taking stolen property in return for money." The business was reportedly warned in March 2013 to cease such activities after a search warrant was executed following a sting operation. 
  • At 2:21 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious letter on Cliff Street.
  • At 2:32 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Margin Street.
  • At 2:54 p.m., police made an arrest on Lafayette Street. Ricardo Torres, 40, of 414 Essex St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 2:58 p.m., police responded to a disturbance between neighbors on Beaver Street.
  • At 3:03 p.m., police responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance on North Street.
  • At 3:23 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on First Street. 

Other Arrest

Carlos X. Torres, 29, of 116 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.

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