Another brilliant criminal!
Salem woman faces burglary
charges after Beverly bank
By JILL HARMACINSKI
BEVERLY -- A Salem woman was high on
cocaine and looking for cash when she allegedly
smashed in a glass door at Fleet Bank's Cabot
Street branch this weekend, police said.
Moments later, as alarms tripped throughout the
bank, the woman was confronted by numerous
"I'm the one you're looking for. ... I'm strung out
on coke," Deborah Knorr, 37, told officers,
according to a police report.
Knorr would later tell detectives she tried to
make false deposits into Fleet's ATM. When the
automated teller ate her card, Knorr got the tire
jack out of her car and smashed the glass at the
bank, police said.
Knorr, of 14 Essex St., was to be arraigned in
Salem District Court today on several charges,
including breaking and entering in the nighttime to
commit a felony, possession of burglarious tools
and malicious destruction of property.
Knorr was held over the weekend at the Beverly
police station on $500 bail.
At 4 a.m. Sunday, police were sent to the Fleet
branch at 165 Cabot St. when the bank's
entrance alarms sounded. Patrolmen who arrived
found Knorr's red car left in a "no parking zone"
in the front of the bank, according to a report
filed by Patrolman Mark Panjiwani.
As they investigated, they found a glass door in
the bank's ATM area broken. Knorr's black
purse was also left on the counter next to the
cash machine, police said.
Inside the bank, police found a 2-foot-long steel
tire jack left on the floor. In the basement, they
found the tearful Knorr.
"Her hands were noted to have small cuts on
them as if they were cut on glass," Panjiwani
wrote. Despite the minor cuts, Knorr did not
suffer any serious injury in the break, police said.
Knorr later told detectives she was high on
cocaine and under the influence of alcohol when
she committed the burglary, according to police.
She was trying to get into the bank to get cash so
she could buy more cocaine, police said.
Although she broke into the bank, Knorr told
detectives she didn't steal anything.
After Knorr was taken into custody, police
conducted a thorough search of the bank. Two
canine officers, Sgt. Gary Mastrangelo and
Officer George Gikas, from the Essex County
Sheriff's Department, were called in to search the
Fleet Vice President Bradford Gaige was also
called to the bank Sunday morning to check the
damage and see if anything was missing. Several
file cabinets and drawers were left open, but
nothing was taken from the bank, Panjiwani
Police also recovered a bank surveillance video.
The tape allegedly revealed Knorr committing