Marblehead

Police log: 5-23-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Raymond Bryant, 63, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 9:43 p.m. Sunday.

Renice Dave, 21, of 36 Broad St., Brockton, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

Denatia Dunn, 22, of 36 Broad St., Brockton, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 3:18 p.m. Sunday.

Ryan Sartell, 33, of 4 Houghton St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug distribution, Class B drug distribution, failure to signal and marked lane violation at 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

Alejandro Sosa-Delacruz, 49, of 413 Boston St., was arrested and charged with malicious wanton property defacement, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 1:09 a.m. Monday.

Kollie Tapeh, 33, of 484 Western Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 11:14 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:32 p.m. Sunday at 50 Western Ave.; at 4:11 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 4:29 p.m. Sunday at 515 Western Ave.; at 4:40 p.m. Sunday on Western Avenue; at 6:31 p.m. Sunday at 17 West Green St.; at 10:11 p.m. Sunday at Eastern and Oakwood avenues; at 10:49 a.m. Monday at 196 Euclid Ave.; at 10:53 a.m. Monday at 269 Union St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:20 p.m. Sunday at 91 Chestnut St.; at 5:26 p.m. Sunday at 11 Lowell St.; at 5:43 p.m. Sunday at 61 Neptune St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:40 p.m. Sunday at 155 Commercial St.; at 7:58 a.m. Monday at Big Lots at 126 Boston St.; at 10:42 a.m. Monday at Boston and Washington streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:46 p.m. Sunday on Western Avenue; at 3:46 p.m. Sunday on Curwin Terrace.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 4:47 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:41 a.m. Monday at 74 Chatham St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:24 p.m. Sunday at Honey Dew Donuts at 1067 Western Ave.; at 2:37 p.m. Sunday at 107 River St.; at 3:14 p.m. Sunday on Hanson Street; at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at 104 Woodman St.; at 7 p.m. Sunday at 133 Chatham St.; at 8:49 p.m. Sunday at 19 Mall St.; at 1:12 a.m. Monday at 33 Cherry St.; at 9:56 a.m. Monday at 53 Clovelly St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:32 p.m. Sunday at 138 Jackson St.; at 7:27 a.m. Monday at 117 North Common St.

Police log: 5-22-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Patricia A. Flynn, 51, of 14 Hawkes St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 4:48 p.m. Sunday.

Raymond J. Viera, 28, of 5 Henry Ave. Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:01 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a bike vs. car accident at 12:11 p.m. Sunday on Doaks Lane. Multiple callers reported a motorcycle was speeding down Doaks Lane and had struck a car. The person was reportedly in and out of consciousness and bleeding from an unknown area. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:14 p.m. Sunday on Tedesco Street; at 4:14 p.m. Sunday on West Shore Drive.

Complaints

A caller reported  he was traveling with his family on West Shore Drive when another vehicle was tailgating him and attempting to cross the double lines and pass him at 12:06 p.m. Sunday. The caller and the other vehicle pulled over and the other driver reportedly gave him “the finger” before speeding off on Cornell Road.


PEABODY

Arrests

Zara J. Zegarowski, 37, of 6 School St., Apt. 2, Beverly, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and resisting arrest at 11:58 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:51 p.m. Monday at 18 Brown St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at 32 Nancy Ave. and 26 Edythe Lane; at 8:06 p.m. Sunday at 3 Tremont Place; at 11:05 p.m. Sunday at 56 Central St.; at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at 14 Bourbon St.; at 12:27 a.m. Monday at Tannery Apartments at 50 Warren St.; at 12:41 a.m. Monday on Trofin Lane; at 4:02 a.m. Monday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:21 a.m. Monday at MacArthur Park on MacArthur Circle. A girl with pink hair was reportedly walking barefoot and crying. The girl was taken back to her home, and her mother was at home. She was upset because she had missed the bus; at 12:55 p.m. Monday on Railroad Avenue. A man was reportedly carrying around a baseball bat on his shoulder. Police reported the 64-year-old man had found a bat and wanted to keep it for stickball.

Theft

A woman reported at 4:22 p.m. Monday that her son’s bike was stolen from the South Memorial School at 24 Maple St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:07 p.m. Sunday at Walnut Street Place at 8 Walnut St. A caller reported another tenant damaged some of her property.


REVERE

Arrests

Abdel Rahman Abla, 37, of 92 Proctor Ave., Apt. B, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and strangulation or suffocation at 4:54 a.m. Saturday.

Grace Duran, 24, of 27-29 Lafayette Park, Apt. 1(Left), Lynn, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 6:04 p.m. Saturday.

Anthony J. Faldich, 58, of 47 Nahant Ave., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 9:29 a.m. Friday.

Lonnie E. Jones, 51, of 10 Mason St., Nashua, New Hampshire, was arrested on a warrant at 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

Angel Matos, 20, of 162 Union St., Apt. 3, Everett, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime at 4:27 a.m. Saturday.

Christina Ashley Modica, 26, of 149 Elm St., Stoneham, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 12:25 p.m. Sunday.

Lajanae Russell, 18, of 61 Lincoln St., Apt. B, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and malicious destruction of property at 10:29 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:34 p.m. Friday at Mountain Avenue and Broadway; at 2:06 p.m. Friday at Squire and Gore roads; at 2:51 p.m. Friday at Folsom Street and Broadway; at 2:56 p.m. Friday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 7:19 p.m. Friday on Beach Street; at 10:11 p.m. Friday on Butler Circle; at 7:03 a.m. Saturday at Rick’s Auto Collision on North Shore Road; at 12:24 p.m. Saturday on Fenley Street; at 3:24 p.m. Saturday at Nahant Avenue and Beach Street; at 7:29 p.m. Saturday at North Shore Road and Revere Street; at 2:48 a.m. Sunday on Garfield Avenue; at 2:52 a.m. Sunday on Centennial Avenue; at 11:49 a.m. Sunday on Salem Street; at 11:49 a.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 2:08 p.m. Sunday on Mahoney Circle; at 3:04 p.m. Sunday on Mahoney Circle; at 3:28 p.m. Sunday on Lee Burbank Highway; at 4:06 p.m. Sunday at Registry of Motor Vehicles on Everett Street; at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Copeland Circle; at 7:16 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Central Avenue; at 11:43 p.m. Sunday on Copeland Circle.

A report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle at 12:44 p.m. Friday on Salem Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:14 p.m. Saturday on Dolphin Avenue; at 7:49 a.m. Sunday on Lee Burbank Highway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:23 p.m. Sunday on Crescent Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:57 p.m. Friday on Prospect Avenue; at 3:39 p.m. Friday on Hyde Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:50 a.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Squire Road; at 8:55 p.m. Friday on Neponset Street; at 8:58 p.m. Friday on Vane Street; at 9 p.m. Friday on Walnut Avenue; at 12:28 a.m. Saturday on Dashwood Street; at 12:31 a.m. Saturday on Alice Street; at 1:51 a.m. Saturday at Blaney and Lincoln streets; at 2 p.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 2:25 p.m. Saturday on Vane Street; at 9:06 p.m. Saturday on Larkin Street; at 10:02 p.m. Saturday on Suffolk Avenue; at 10:19 p.m. Saturday on Haddon Street; at 10:42 p.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue; at 11:07 p.m. Saturday on Washburn Avenue; at 12:37 a.m. Sunday on Sumner Street; at 12:39 a.m. Sunday on Fowler Avenue; at 1:26 a.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue; at 2:48 p.m. Sunday at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Park Avenue; at 6:03 p.m. Sunday on Florence Avenue.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:06 p.m. Friday on Emmet Terrace; at 4:56 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 5:02 p.m. Saturday on Mccoba Street; at 7:56 p.m. Saturday at Lee’s Trailer Park on Revere Beach Parkway.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 3:23 a.m. Friday at Walgreens on Broadway.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:18 p.m. Friday on Cary Avenue; at 8:56 a.m. Sunday at Thrifty Car Rental on Lee Burbank Highway.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 12 p.m. Saturday on Cary Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:54 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 10:21 p.m. Sunday at PLS Check Cashing on Beach Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Alessandro Desposito, of 41 Pilgrim Road, Medford, was arrested and charged with larceny at 5:12 p.m. Sunday.

Kyle R. Upton, of 18 Summit Terrace, Peabody, was arrested on warrants at 2:47 a.m. Monday.

Gustavo Vitorino, of 697 Boston St., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 11:26 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:18 p.m. Friday at Richard and Dudley streets; at 11:26 p.m. Sunday at 595 Lincoln Ave. Gustavo Vitorino, of Lynn, was arrested for OUI liquor.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:54 p.m. Friday at Lawndale and Lincoln avenues; at 3:51 p.m. Friday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 7:14 p.m. Saturday at Savers Department Store at 1160 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:25 a.m. Monday at 52 Lincoln Ave.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 11:51 a.m. Friday on Main Street. A caller reported an older man, with a peach golf shirt, was trying to open car doors and get inside. The caller reported the man seemed confused and didn’t mean any harm. Police were unable to find the man.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:46 p.m. Friday on Bristow Street. A caller reported a man sitting on the bench screaming to himself. Police reported the man had headphones on and was singing; at 2:59 p.m. Saturday at 3211 Founders Way. A caller reported UPS dropped off a package to her home, but it appeared that it was stolen.

A report of a disturbance at 1:36 a.m. Sunday at 16 Riverview Ave. A caller reported someone was at their door ringing the doorbell, and was asking for a missing cellphone; at 10:19 a.m. Sunday on Walden Terrace; at 10:57 a.m. Sunday at Walmart at 770 Broadway. A caller reported a man and woman walking around the store handing out flyers

Multiple callers reported ducklings trapped in a drain at the intersection at 4:42 p.m. Sunday at 345 Central St.

Fire

A report of a building fire at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at 15 Burnham Ave. Several callers reported a shed on fire. Heavy fire was knocked down by the fire department.

A report of an outside fire at 7:50 a.m. Sunday at Polcari’s Restaurant at 92 Broadway. A mulch fire was reported and extinguished; at 3:19 p.m. Sunday at 6 Dell Ave. A caller reported children knocked on his door to tell him about an outside fire. A second caller reported smoke behind her residence at 76 Broadway. A third caller reported the location was Walden Avenue and Hawkes Street. The fire department responded to Hawkes and Dell streets, where smoke was coming from the woods. The brush fire was extinguished. The fire captain reported crews responded to Standish Terrace and found a large area of the woods on fire, which was extinguished.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:53 a.m. Sunday at 115 Danvers Road; at 1:31 p.m. Sunday at 234 Humphrey St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:47 p.m. Sunday at Forbes Service Station at 441 Humphrey St.; at 1:35 a.m. Monday at 26 Shackle Way.

SSU grad was given Head Start by teacher

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Ralph Bertrand with his mom Gerri Bertrand. Ralph graduated on Saturday from SSU with a business degree.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNN — Twenty years ago, Gerri Bertrand felt such a connection with one of her students that she decided to take him in a foster child, and later adopt him.

At the time the Rowley resident was a teacher with the Head Start program in Lynn, offered through Lynn Economic Opportunity (LEO), which in addition to Lynn, services Nahant, Swampscott, Marblehead, Lynnfield and Saugus. Her son, Ralph Bertrand, 23, had been her student for two years, and was 4 years old when she decided to take him in a foster child.

“There just seemed to be a connection or bond from the beginning,” Gerri Bertrand said. “I think it was, for us, we had gone through, as a family, we had gone through a tragedy in our life. I lost my sister the year before and I just really believed that to give back — so for me, and for my husband, it was a life was taken and we just wanted to be able to give somebody a better life.

“Ralph fit into our family perfectly. At the time he was adopted, we had two biological children, and they were 16 and 15. People thought we were crazy for starting over again, but it just felt right.”

Ralph later graduated from Head Start, a nationwide preschool program for low-income families that prioritizes children, ages 3 to 5,  who are in foster care or homeless, according to his mother. He went onto kindergarten and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, where he excelled in sports, serving as the captain for the soccer and track teams, in addition to playing others.

He graduated from Salem State University on Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. He plans to start applying to work at marketing firms toward the end of the summer, and wants to mostly do sports marketing. He also plans on attending graduate school to get his master’s degree in business.

“I think one of the things it proves is that if children get a stable beginning, and if they get the foundation, then it doesn’t matter where you come from, or who you are, or your economical background, whether you’re rich or poor, that you have the ability to succeed,” Gerri said, who is now the Head Start Program Director. “It may take you a little longer, or you may have bumps in the road, but everybody given the chance has the ability to succeed.”

Ralph said his story shows that “if you work hard enough and you put your mind to it, then you’ll be successful.”

Gerri said the Head Start program works with the whole family, and before Ralph became a part of hers, the program worked with his social worker and foster family at the time. Head Start, by working with the whole family and giving people the information that they have options, serves as the foundation, and plants the seed, she added.

Gerri said her son was in a good foster home before he came to live with her, but they had a lot of children. She said Ralph wears glasses and his eyes hadn’t been checked. He needed glasses desperately. Developmentally, she said he also needed some help with language development, since he was in a home where Spanish was the dominant language.

“Since I was adopted, I think I’ve gotten to grow, just as a person, just through my family, with the help of obviously my mother, and my father, as well as my siblings,” Ralph said. “They had put me into certain programs where I was able to read and write. Once I was able to do that, I started to become more successful in the classroom. Because of that, it helped me out when I would play sports, or when I would meet friends.”

She said before Ralph came to live with her, he had a failure to thrive, meaning he had come from some trauma, and it affected his ability to eat. He was 23 pounds when he was 4½ years old. His mother had some mental health issues, Gerri said. Both of his biological parents are still alive. Ralph said he recently reconnected with both of them, in addition to his biological siblings, who were also placed in foster care.

Through his adopted family, he has two siblings. His adopted father, Dan, whom Gerri said her son was very close to, died eight years ago.

Fifty-two years ago (Head Start had its birthday last week) President Lyndon B. Johnson created Head Start, a program to help meet the emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs of preschool-aged children from low-income families. In his State of the Union address in 1964, Johnson declared a “War on Poverty.”

Gerri said the program has seen many successes with the children it services. Early Head Start also provides parenting and child care resources to pregnant women, and infants 6 weeks to 3 years old.

“Ralph and other young (children) across the country, if they get the tools they need and the tools that Head Start provides, they can achieve anything,” she said. “And I think that was one of the things that Ralph was an example of. He had his struggles. He had his deficits, but he worked hard and he graduated from college, and he’s looking at a very bright future in front of him.”


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

 

Police log: 5-22-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

 

LYNN

 

Arrests

Genesis Acosta, 24, of 33 Lincoln St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and miscellaneous equipment violation at 2:41 a.m. Sunday.

 

John Burgess, 32, of 10 Dartmouth St., was arrested and charged with two counts of receiving stolen property at 11:55 a.m. Sunday.

 

Jose Cadiz-Matos, 30, of 47 Essex St., was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance at 12:35 a.m. Saturday.

 

Jonathan Colon, 31, of 33 Lincoln St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, OUI liquor and on warrants at 2:39 a.m. Sunday.

 

Elvin Coreano, of 56 Lawton St., was arrested on warrant charges of receiving stolen property and daytime breaking and entering for a felony at 4:11 a.m. Saturday.

 

Jeremiah Davis, 25, of 34 Hanover St., was arrested and charged with larceny from a building at 3:16 p.m. Saturday.

 

Gustavo Merida, 53, of 30 Morris St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 12:06 a.m. Sunday.

 

Andrew Mumbauer, 29, of 24 Rogers Ave., was arrested and charged with failure to disperse at 3:49 a.m. Sunday.

 

Cristian Polanco, 22, was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute at 3:52 a.m. Saturday.

 

Melissa Shields, 25, of 2 Oakland St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny by false pretense at 11:36 p.m. Saturday.

 

Laurel Tidmarsh, 60, of 23 Alison Way, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 9:33 p.m. Friday.

 

Diane Tolbert, of 100 Willow St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 10:35 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:59 p.m. Friday at 371 Summer St.; at 2 p.m. Friday at 525 Boston St.; at 3:10 p.m. Friday at Boston and New Park streets; at 5:19 p.m. Friday on Federal Street; at 6:17 p.m. Friday at 17 Hollingsworth St.; at 6:24 p.m. Friday on Chase Road; at 6:27 p.m. Friday at Sachem and Sagamore streets; at 12:17 a.m. Saturday at 593 Boston St.; at 9:03 a.m. Saturday at 102 Western Ave.; at 9:03 a.m. Saturday at Chatham Street and Western Avenue; at 10:10 a.m. Saturday at 300 Broad St.; at 2:56 p.m. Saturday at 158 Chestnut St.; at 3:16 p.m. Saturday at 57 Market St.; at 4:28 p.m. Saturday at 106 Lawton Ave.; at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at Ford and Locust streets; at 6:34 a.m. Sunday at 356 Maple St.; at 8:53 a.m. Sunday on Broadway; at 9:26 a.m. Sunday at Essex and Rockaway streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:07 p.m. Friday at 100 Parkland Ave.; at 2:58 a.m. Saturday at Goldfish Pond at 0 Lafayette Park; at 6:01 p.m. Saturday on Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:55 p.m. Friday at 159 Washington St.; at 10:22 p.m. Friday at Holyoke and Walnut streets; at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at 765 Lynnfield St.; at 2:44 a.m. Sunday at 170 South Common St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 11:49 p.m. Saturday on Circuit Avenue.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:17 p.m. Friday at 54 Elm St.; at 6:29 p.m. Friday at 33 Newcastle St.; at 5:39 a.m. Sunday at 60 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:11 p.m. Friday at 47 Flint St.; at 4:29 p.m. Friday at 29 Boston St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:50 p.m. Friday at KFC at 720 Lynnway; at 2:16 p.m. Friday at 204 Curwin Circle; at 5:54 p.m. Friday at Gibbs Gas Station at 240 Western Ave.; at 7:28 p.m. Friday at 573 Chestnut St.; at 8:02 p.m. Friday at 51 Chatham St.; at 8:30 p.m. Friday at 26 Childs St.; at 10:02 p.m. Friday at Boston and North Federal streets; at 11:56 p.m. Friday at 2 Brightwood Terrace; at 5:31 a.m. Saturday at 10 Iona Terrace; at 6:37 a.m. Saturday at 75 Johnson St.; at 6:32 p.m. Saturday at 810 Lynnway; at 9:26 p.m. Saturday at 10 Iona Terrace; at 10:07 p.m. Saturday at Northern Avenue Playground on Northern Avenue; at 10:31 p.m. Saturday at 65 Centre St.; at 11:44 p.m. Saturday  at 138 South Common St.; at 3:49 a.m. Sunday at Wendy’s at 116 Boston St.; at 9:54 a.m. Sunday at 13 Seaside Terrace; at 11:38 a.m. Sunday at 33 Waverly St.

A report of a gunshot at 9:57 p.m. Friday at 206 Fays Ave.; at 10:59 a.m. Saturday on Beacon Hill Avenue; at 10:10 p.m. Saturday on Sargents Court.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:07 a.m. Sunday on Essex Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:27 p.m. Friday at 95 Ashland St.; at 9:58 a.m. Saturday at 112 Market St.; at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at 2 Victory Road; at 11:48 a.m. Saturday at 112 Market St.; at 8:01 a.m. Sunday at 100 Willow St.

A report of a robbery at 3:06 p.m. Friday at 24 Rockmere Gardens.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 5:22 p.m. Friday at 14 Oakcrest Road; at 4:49 p.m. Saturday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 9:55 a.m. Sunday on Wallace Road.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:14 p.m. Friday at 9 Milton St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Arrests

Lawrence J. Littler, 51, of 406 Paradise Road, Apt. 1M, Swampscott, was arrested on a warrant at 12:53 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:47 p.m. Friday on Humphrey Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:01 p.m. Friday on Jersey Street.

 

Complaints

A caller reported an underage drinking party at 11:26 p.m. Friday on Elmwood Road. A caller reported several underage kids appeared to be drunk and carrying several cases of beer.

A caller reported hearing a window break at 12:18 a.m. Saturday on Brown Street. The caller thought her home was being broken into. Her husband checked the property, and no windows were broken into, but she thought it could be one of her neighbors’. Police checked the caller’s home and surrounding residences, and reported everything appeared to be in order.

A caller reported a woman in her 70s in traffic was trying to stop cars going by at 10:09 a.m. Saturday on Jersey Street. Police checked and reported the woman was gone.

A caller reported a bus was stuck, causing havoc at 12:26 p.m. Saturday at Front and Franklin streets. Police checked and reported the bus was gone.

 

Theft

A report of stolen bikes at 4:12 p.m. Saturday on Martin Terrace.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Peter G. Burgess, 35, of 88 Aborn St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, second offense at 11:53 a.m. Sunday.

 

Allison P. Lheureux, 33, of 15 Coolidge Ave., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 10:12 p.m. Saturday.

 

Hedmer Pojoy Tobar, 34, of 19 Sydney Road, Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:25 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:54 p.m. Friday at Direct Tire & Auto Service at 231 Andover St. A two-car accident was reported. The driver of one car was taken to Beverly Hospital. A passenger in the other car was taken to Salem Hospital; at 12:27 a.m. Saturday at 2 Clearwater Road; at 4:47 p.m. Sunday at 5 Sutton St. and 2 Putnam St. A two-car accident was reported. Four people were taken to Salem Hospital. Both vehicles were towed.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:58 a.m. Saturday at 117 Lynn St.; at 7:42 p.m. Saturday at 112 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:53 p.m. Saturday at 107 Main St.; at 11:44 a.m. Sunday at 16 Crowninshield St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:59 p.m. Friday at 67 Harrison Ave.; at 10:50 p.m. Saturday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St.; at 10:56 p.m. Saturday at 21 Murdock Drive; at 12:06 a.m. Sunday at 108 Tremont St.; at 12:28 a.m. Sunday at 21 Murdock Drive; at 12:43 a.m. Sunday at Tedeschi Food Shop at 598 Lowell St.; at 1:38 a.m. Sunday at Oliveira’s Steak House at 74 Walnut St.; at 1:42 a.m. Sunday at 6 Anthony Road; at 1:42 a.m. Sunday at 26 Summit Terrace; at 1:52 a.m. Sunday at 2 Jeffrey St.; at 1:09 p.m. Sunday at Bebe at 210B Andover St.; at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at 32 Nancy Ave. and 26 Edythe Lane.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:13 p.m. Saturday at 63 Central St. and 2 Tremont St. A passing motorist reported there was a man punching himself. He was described as a white man in his late 20s to 30s, and had bandages on his right arm. Police couldn’t find the man after an area check; at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at 42 Russell St. and 33 Roosevelt Ave. A suspicious man in and out of traffic was reported. Police checked the area, but couldn’t find the man; at 11:41 p.m. Saturday at 37 Shore Drive. A caller reported the occupant of a suspicious car appeared to be checking on the tires/wheels of other vehicles in the parking lot. The caller was concerned the person was trying to steal car parts. Police reported the person had lost a ring and was looking around the area it may have been lost; at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at 274 Lynnfield St. A caller reported a car occupied by two men drove by and they threw firecrackers at him. He confronted them and they parked on the street across from his house. Police spoke with the men and they were sent off.

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 8 p.m. Saturday at 7 Hilltop Drive. A caller reported a neighbor threw a lacrosse ball off the siding and damaged his home. An officer spoke with the neighbor who agreed to pay for the damage to the siding of the residence.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:46 p.m. Friday on King Street. The person was taken to Lahey Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at 202 Brooksby Village Drive. A caller reported her purse was stolen from her apartment. An officer found the purse in the apartment.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:59 a.m. Saturday at BMW of Peabody at 221 Andover St. The manager reported vandalism to several vehicles on the property over the past few days. Police reported emblems were taken from two vehicles; at 11:53 a.m. Sunday at 14 Roycroft Road. A caller reported three slashed tires on a car. Police reported there are no suspects.

Classical softball team beats Marblehead on Gridley’s walkoff

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Alaina Gridley’s seventh-inning single knocked home the winning run in Classical’s 4-3 softball win Saturday over Marblehead.

By STEVE KRAUSE

LYNN — It was a game between two of the Northeastern Conference’s elite softball teams, and it lived up to the billing.

Alaina Gridley hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday to lift Classical to a 4-3 win over Marblehead at Breed Middle School to raise their record to 14-2.

“It was a good game,” said Classical coach Erica Richard. “Maybe too good a game!”

The Rams had played some small ball in taking a 3-0 lead in the second inning, the Magicians rallied to tie the game with one run in the third and two more in the fourth.

And that’s where it stood until there was one out in the bottom of the seventh. That’s when Johnna Calder hit a soft line drive to right that fell in front of Mercedes Pelletier and then bounced crazily away from her all the way to the fence. Calder ended up on third with a triple.

That set the stage for Gridley, and pitcher Charlotte Plakans worked carefully to her. The count went full before Gridley launched one into left field to win the game.

“We have good No. 3 (Gridley) and No. 4 (Meghan Leavitt) hitters,” said Richard. “And when you see them up there in crucial situations, you can feel very good even if you’re nervous at the same time.”

Classical got started with none out in the second. Katie Morris led off with a solid single to center and from there, the Rams bunted the Magicians to death.

“And,” said Marblehead coach Johnny Gold, “we didn’t do a very good job in the field in that inning.”

Tori Adams laid down a sacrifice bunt, but it was so well-placed she ended up on first with a single. Kiara Edmonds followed with another sacrifice, putting runners on second and third.

Emma DeJoie put down Classical’s third straight bunt and ended up on first as confusion among Marblehead’s fielders resulted in no play being made. Neither of the other two runners advanced.

Maddie Dana’s grounder to third resulted in two runs, the first when the throw home attempting a force play went wide; and the second on another errant throw. Rebecca Walker’s grounder to the pitcher brought home the third run.

Marblehead, 13-4, got one run back in the top of the third when Hannah Garthe reached on an infield hit and eventually came around to score on a Classical error.

In the fourth, Plakans led off with a double and went to third on Olivia Fusengni’s single. But she was ruled out on interference when, on Montana Joyce’s foul ball, she got tangled up with Dana, who was trying to catch the ball.

That seemed to be a break for the Rams, but when Joyce’s swinging third strike skidded all the way to the backstop, Fusengni got to third. Both runners came across on an error on Bel Sogoloff’s ground ball.

“We didn’t play all that well,” said Gold. “We’re a better team than how we played today. We’re a better hitting team. Their pitcher was throwing them low and away and we couldn’t adjust. But we battled.”

I am the best person for the job, McGee says

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
State Sen. Thomas McGee stands with his brother, Shawn, and former babysitter Mae DeLuca.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — State Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) launched his bid for mayor Friday night before more than 300 enthusiastic supporters at the Knights of Columbus.

“My name is Tom McGee and tonight I proudly kick off my campaign for mayor of Lynn,” he said. “I am running because I love our city and the values the city of Lynn represents.”

The 61-year-old senator will face incumbent Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, a Republican, who kicked off her campaign for a third term last month.

Consider the progress we’ve made, Kennedy says

McGee’s daughter, Katherine, 19, introduced her father.

“He never missed a softball game, a dance recital, a golf match or a swim meet and I know if I really needed him he would jump in his car and make the six-hour drive to Villanova,” she said. “One of the things I admire most about my dad is his love for Lynn. He has lived here his whole life and always showed Thomas and me all the wonderful qualities Lynn has. I don’t think it’s possible for his heart to hold more love for this city.”

McGee was elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1994 to represent West Lynn and Nahant. After four terms, he won a seat in the Senate in 2002 in a district that includes Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott.

Lynn teacher joins the march

Michael O’Connor, a Lynn firefighter for 22 years, said he is a strong McGee backer.

“He’s been a lifelong friend,” he said.  “I think he’ll move the city in the right direction.”

Janet Dolan, a Nahant resident, said McGee has always represented the district, including Nahant, very well.

“He’s very visible, very open to help, if anyone is in difficulty I think he’s very reliable,” she said.

David Condon, chairman of the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association, said his group has been a longtime supporter of McGee.

“We’ve had a very good working relationship over the years and he will make a difference as mayor of Lynn,” he said.

McGee said this is a critical time for the city as it faces an enormous budget challenge.

“Our city is at a crossroads and the next four years will be critical in determining Lynn’s future,” he said. “Under current leadership, our city is faced with an emerging fiscal crisis that threatens public safety and erodes people’s confidence in Lynn’s ability to manage its own affairs and jeopardizes our potential for attracting new families and businesses. We need to harness all that Lynn has to offer.”

McGee said he’s the right person for the job.

“I believe I am the best person to lead our city at such a critical time,” he said. “I ask you to join me in working for the betterment of this city.”

In the race for cash, McGee is way ahead. In the most recent filing with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign Finance. McGee reported a balance of $69,170 while Kennedy had less than $13,000.


Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

Driver crashes, knocks power in Swampscott

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SWAMPSCOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
The driver was taken to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SWAMPSCOTT The Humphrey Street area near the Marblehead line went without power Friday morning after a woman drove off the road and struck a utility pole.

The pole snapped in half, causing the outage. The driver was taken to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Swampscott Police Department.


Bridget Turcotte can be reached at bturcotte@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @BridgetTurcotte

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Police log: 5-20-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Tina White of 124 Central Ave. was arrested on charges of larceny and malicious property damage and on warrant charges of larceny, breaking and entering, and shoplifting at 6:51 p.m. Thursday.

David Torres was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class C drug at 1:31 a.m. on Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Franklin Street and Western Avenue at 1:56 p.m. Thursday; at 531 Walnut St. at 3:18 p.m. Thursday; at 695 Boston St. at 3:45 p.m. Thursday; at 49 Kirtland St. at 5:16 p.m. Thursday; at Burdett Road and Fernwood Avenue at 6:16 p.m. Thursday; on the Lynnway at 8:58 a.m. Friday; at 11 Breed Sq. at 10:36 a.m. Friday; at 80 Boston St. at 12:05 p.m. Friday; at 371 Summer St. at 12:59 p.m. Friday; of a motor vehicle hit and run on Pleasant Street at 3:38 p.m. Thursday; at Cumberland Farms on Chestnut Street at 12:42 p.m. Friday.

Assaults

A report of assault and battery at 11:32 a.m. Thursday on Washington Street; at 11:42 a.m. Thursday at Christie’s Restaurant on the Lynnway; at 11:28 p.m. Thursday at Amity Street and Washington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 23 Central Ave. at 2:26 p.m. Thursday; at 44 Estes Street at 4:34 p.m.; at 14 Brookvale St. at 8:08 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of a fight at Barry Park at 3:20 p.m. Thursday; at Pinkham Street and Story Avenue at 6:37 p.m. Thursday.

A report of a disturbance at Hurst Street and Parkland Avenue at 4:52 p.m. Thursday; at 48 Newhall St. at 7:11 p.m. Thursday.

Theft

A report of larceny at 16 Conomo Ave. at 3:28 p.m. Thursday; at 124 Central Ave. at 5:27 p.m. Thursday; at 3:34 a.m. Friday at 23 Lexington St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3 Light St. at 2:55 p.m. Thursday; at 136 Jackson St. at 5:09 p.m. Thursday; At 2:30 a.m. Friday at 69 Gardiner St.

Police log: 5-19-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported her cat has been missing for a week at 1:17 p.m. Thursday. Caller is at her friends house cleaning and dog walking and can hear her cat in the house. She is uneasy about going through the house without someone. Police reported they could not find the cat.

At 5:55 p.m. Thursday a caller reported a vehicle was unoccupied and idling for the past 20 minutes. Police contacted the owner and left a message. Owner reported she got the message at 5:10 a.m. Friday and would check on her car.

A report of suspicious activity at 7:24 p.m. Thursday on Ruby Avenue. Caller reports a person on the roof of a house on Ruby Avenue practicing karate. The house is a two-family gray house with red doors. Caller is concerned about his well being. Police report the person is practicing for a dance.

A report of a boat trailer parked in the street with no reflectors at 10:05 p.m. Thursday at Atlantic Avenue and Seaview Avenue. Caller reports the trailer is sticking out and it could cause an accident. Police could not locate the trailer.

A report of a sailboat malfunction at 5:16 a.m. Friday. Caller reports one of his autonomous sailboats malfunctioned and washed up on Devereux Beach. If it is damaged, he will remove it. If not, he will relaunch it.


PEABODY

Arrests

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident on the ramp from Route 114 to 128 North at 4:15 p.m. Thursday; at 312 Lowell St. at 7:41 p.m. Thursday; at 55 County St. at 6:40 a.m. Friday; at 2 Cross St and 174 Andover St. at 11:57 a.m. Friday.

Complaints

A person reported to the Peabody Police station that her landlord was doing Haitian Voodoo on her children at 4:21 p.m. Thursday.

A report of suspicious activity at 8 Larrabee Terrace at 9:58 a.m. Friday. Caller reports a maler with a black baseball cap and red emblem was peering over some high bushes into their property. Officer spoke with one of the meter readers from Peabody Municipal Light Plant, who reported they were the suspect party and were reading the meter.


REVERE

Arrests

Sean M. Pryor, 44, of 25 Steeple St., was arrested on warrant charges at 11:31 a.m. Thursday at the Revere Police Station on Revere Beach Parkway.

Anthony J. Faldich, 58, of 47 Nahant Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing at the Revere Housing Authority on Nahant Avenue at 9:29 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:44 a.m. Thursday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 11:35 a.m. Thursday at Dollar Tree on Squire Road; at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at North Shore Road and York Street; at 1:34 a.m. Thursday at Land of Liquor on North Shore Road; at 5:50 p.m. Thursday on Broadway; at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Revere Fire Department Central Station on Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:22 a.m. Thursday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 4:58 p.m. at the Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 1:08 a.m. Thursday on Davis Street; at 3:25 a.m. Thursday on Alden Avenue; at 3:33 p.m. Thursday on Squire Road; at 8:04 p.m. Thursday at the McKinley School on Yeamans Street; At 2 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street

A report of an abandoned motor vehicle at 9:47 a.m. Thursday on Vane Street.

A report of illegal dumping at 1:06 p.m. Thursday on Billow Avenue.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 3:23 a.m. Friday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:48 p.m. Thursday on Highland Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Elena M Howe of 91 Alden St., Malden, was arrested and charged with shoplifted at TJ Maxx on Broadway at 2:09 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of motor vehicle accident at 10:44 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Street and Broadway. Caller reports one vehicle into a guardrail in the high speed lane. One person was transported to Beverly Hospital; at 4:31 p.m. Thursday at Eustis Street and Essex Street involving three vehicles and a utility pole; at 9:08 p.m. Thursday near the Main Street overpass on Broadway. One person was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a smell of gas in a house on Lewis O Gray Drive at 2:35 a.m. on Thursday. Residents were advised to evacuate the home. Fire Department reports no odor of gas in the home.

A report of an erratic driver at Bob’s Discount Furniture at 7:23 p.m. Thursday.

A report of a disturbance at 9:52 p.m. Thursday on Newhall Avenue.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 7:28 a.m. Thursday at Angela’s Coal Fired Pizza on Broadway.

Theft

A report of credit card fraud at 5:23 p.m. Thursday on Essex Street.

Vandalism

A caller reported he believed his neighbor fired a bb through his window on Alice Street at 1 p.m. Thursday.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident on Paradise Road at 2:56 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity on Forest Avenue at 1:47 p.m. Thursday.

A report of a disturbance at Humphrey Street and Monument Avenue at 6:14 p.m. Thursday; at 330 Paradise Road 9:25 p.m. Thursday.

Theft

A report of larceny at the Swampscott Public Library at 5:17 p.m. Thursday.

 

Classical suffers first loss of the season at Reading

FILE PHOTO
Tyler Way notched two hits for the Rams. 

By MIKE ALONGI 

READING — For the first time all season, the Lynn Classical baseball team’s bats fell silent against an opponent, leading to a 5-1 loss to the Reading Rockets on the road at Morton Field on Friday afternoon. The Rams only mustered three hits on the day, two of which came from lead-off hitter Tyler Way.

“Well, you can’t win if you don’t hit, and that’s what killed us today,” said Classical coach Mike Zukowski. “We fell behind in some counts, had some uncharacteristic plays defensively and I think eventually we started pressing a little too much both at the plate and in the field.”

Reading pitcher Will McFadden had a lot to do with those quiet bats as well, getting the win on the mound after giving up one run on two hits with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of work. After Matt McLaughlin came in to get the final out of the sixth inning, AJ Ucci earned the save with a 1-2-3 seventh inning.

Classical got on the board right away in this one, but the one run it scored had to be manufactured with only one hit. It started with a bunt single by Way, who then advanced to second base on an errant pickoff attempt. He then moved up to third on a passed ball. Matt Lauria walked to put runners on first and third, then attempted to steal second base. The Rockets caught Lauria in a rundown between first and second, but the ensuing game of pickle resulted in Way scoring from third base to take a 1-0 lead.

“That was a good way for us to start, moving our guy over and getting him in without a hit,” said Zukowski. “But I mean, there’s only so many runs you can score from plays like that. Eventually you have to hit the ball and make plays that way.”

Reading responded right away in the bottom of the first. A walk and a single to start the inning put runners on first and second with no outs for No. 3 hitter Corey DiLoreto, who smacked an RBI single to right-centerfield to tie the game at 1-1. After an error and a strikeout put runners on second and third with one out, James Reilly stepped in a executed a perfect squeeze bunt up the first-base line to bring in a run for a 2-1 lead.

The score remained at 2-1 for much of the game, with McFadden retiring 11 of the final 15 batters he faced. The Rams were not able to get a runner to second base until Sean Devin stole second in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Rockets added three more insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth thanks to a sacrifice fly from Ben Fischer and RBI singles from Jack Gohr and Patrick Drummey before Ucci earned the save in the top of the seventh.

For Classical (15-1), this is new territory. After not losing a game all season, Zukowski has yet to see how this team responds to these kinds of performances.

“We’ll see how these guys bounce back,” said Zukowski. “It’s our first loss, so this is definitely going to show me what kind of character these guys have. Who’s going to show up? Are we going to pack it away and whine about it or are we going to come out and play our brand of baseball? We’ll see on Monday.”

The Rams are coming down the homestretch of their season now, starting with a Northeastern Conference game against Marblehead on Monday afternoon.

Police log: 5-19-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Lenore Desilva, of 42 Gage St., was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of destruction of property, daytime breaking and entering for a felony and threat to commit a crime at 11:36 a.m. Thursday.

Julio Jimenez, 25, of 23 Lexington St., was arrested and charged with malicious wanton property defacement at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday.

James Johnson, of 105 Rockaway St., was arrested on warrant charges of drug possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate the drug law and larceny at 1:21 p.m. Wednesday.

Franklin Lopez, 21, of 55 Collins St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop/yield and on warrants at 9:51 a.m. Thursday.

Merlin Ramirez, 18, of 40 Trinity Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with serious bodily injury at 2:07 p.m. Wednesday.

Richard Salsgiver, of 12 Iona Terrace, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of larceny, larceny by false pretense and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday at Franklin and North Common streets; at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant and State streets; at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday at Henry Avenue and Washington Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Robinson streets; at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday at 294 Union St.; at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday at Broad and Newhall streets; at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday at Belleaire and Western avenues; at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald’s at 567 Lynnway; at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at Commercial Street and Neptune Boulevard; at 9:24 p.m. Wednesday at Burger King at 108 Boston St.; at 6:08 a.m. Thursday at 7-Eleven at 9 Austin Square; at 9:03 a.m. Thursday at Walgreens at 290 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:31 a.m. Thursday at 362 Chestnut St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday on North Common Street

A report of an assault at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday on Lexington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday at 15 Parrott St.; at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday at 44 Estes St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday at 18 Bond St.; at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday at 780 Lynnway; at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday at 21 Essex Circle; at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday at 55 Park St.; at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at 36 Walden St.; at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday at 74 Lexington St.; at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday at 166 Washington St.; at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday at 23 Lexington St.; at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday at 166 Washington St.; at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Essex Place; at 10:57 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Sagamore St.; at 3:46 a.m. Thursday at 79 Lake View Ave.; at 7:40 a.m. Thursday at 80 Sagamore St.; at 9:19 a.m. Thursday at 42 Longhill Road; at 11:09 a.m. Thursday at 320 Curwin Circle.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday on Western Avenue; at 10:54 a.m. Thursday on Andrew Street; at 11:16 a.m. Thursday on Johnson Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday at 27 Bulfinch St.; at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday at 161 Eastern Ave.; at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at 110 Chestnut St.; at 11:27 a.m. Thursday at 20 Heaths Court.

Police log: 5-18-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant and Bessom streets.

Complaints

A report of kids snooping in the area at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on Puritan Road. People snooping in the area said they saw a lot of cats in the area and said they wanted to know something about why the cats were there.

A report of a loud TV at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday on Franklin Street. A caller reported her neighbor’s “TV is too loud again–it’s too warm to keep the windows closed so I have to hear them blasting the TV.” She wanted an officer to tell them to turn it down.

A report of a loose lamp post at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday on Washington Street. A caller reported there was a loose lamp post in the area of the muffin shop. She stated she found out “because I was having a La La movie moment and found (out) that it was not very secure.”


NAHANT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday on Nahant Road.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:46 p.m. Wednesday at 72 Central St.; at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday at 309 Lowell St.; at 2:12 a.m. Thursday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St.; at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.; at 10:54 a.m. Thursday at 234 Lynn St. and 2 Morgan Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Mason St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday on Bartholomew Street; at 3:09 p.m. Thursday at 32 James St. and 31 Perkins St. A caller reported another youth had just been assaulted. The juvenile was taken to North Shore Children’s Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a large turtle in the street at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday at Crystal Lake on Lowell Street.

A report of a disturbance at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday at 23 Sherman St.; at 11:18 p.m. Wednesday on Hardy Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:03 p.m. Wednesday on Hardy Street. Kids lighting matches was reported. The group scattered upon police arrival.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday at Sunglass Hut at 210S Andover St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:33 a.m. Thursday at Mini of Peabody at 209 Andover St. A vandalized vehicle was reported. The front grill was missing and there was paint damage; at 12:26 p.m. Thursday at 1 Gwinnett Road. A caller reported her boat was vandalized by an unknown person. An officer reported the window to the boat was broken. There are no suspects.


REVERE

Arrests

Anthony J. Faldich, 58, of 47 Nahant Ave., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday on Broadway; at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday on Brown Circle; at 1:39 p.m. Wednesday on Gage Avenue; at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday at Price Rite on Squire Road; at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday on American Legion Highway. Erli Dias Dos-Santos, 37, of 77 Derby Road, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday on Park Avenue. Juan Santa, 25, of 103 Shirley Ave., Apt. R, was summoned for malicious destruction of property.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Street and Shirley Avenue; at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday on Larkin Street; at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday at Hill Park on Park Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday on Bickford Avenue; at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday at Master Auto Sales on Broadway.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:27 a.m. Wednesday on Hichborn Street.

A report of vandalism at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at Belden Bly Bridge on Salem Turnpike.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday at Polo Gas at 50 Hamilton St.; at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday at 393 Central St. and 1 Adams Ave.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday at 13 Stocker St. A caller reported three woman throwing rocks at the front and back of the home.

A caller reported she was cleaning the park and found a dead animal  inside a plastic bag at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday at Ferns Motel at 152 Broadway.

A report of a suspicious person at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday at Cliftondale Square at Lincoln Avenue and Smith Road. A caller reported an older man carrying a boombox, blasting music in people’s faces, and running in and out of traffic.

A report of a disturbance at 1:48 a.m. Thursday at 305 Walnut St.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 12:42 p.m. Wednesday at AT&T at 124 Broadway; at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday at IHOP at 114 Broadway; at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday at North Suburban Dialysis Center at 124 Broadway; at 7:28 a.m. Thursday at Angela’s Coal Fired Pizza at 880 Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:01 p.m. Wednesday at 23 Intervale Ave. A caller reported a larceny by check; at 9:21 p.m. Wednesday at Flex Fitness at 304 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported his keys were stolen.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

Police log: 5-18-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Tyler Maniscalco, of 60 Gardiner St., was arrested on warrant charges of larceny from person, Class A drug possession and assault and battery at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday.

Tina Marino, of 373 Chatham St., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, OUI drugs, receiving stolen property and marked lanes violation at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday.

Javier Pimentel, 18, of 47 Park St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Jorge Pimentel, 24, of 47 Park St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday at Eastern Avenue and Huron Street; at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday at Broad and Silsbee streets; at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday on Lynnway; at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday at Summer Street and Western Avenue; at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday at 50 State St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday on Iona Terrace; at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday on Green Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 12 a.m. Wednesday on Washington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Albany St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday at 11 South St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday at 12 Van Buren Terrace; at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Albany St.; at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Walmart at 780 Lynnway; at 2:01 a.m. Wednesday at Public Library at 5 North Common St.; at 3:32 a.m. Wednesday at Planet Fitness at 50 Boston St.; at 9:01 a.m. Wednesday at 111 Washington St.; at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday at 285 Lynn Shore Drive.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday on Boston Street; at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday on Pennybrook Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Chase St.; at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at Drewicz Elementary School at 34 Hood St.; at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Drewicz Elementary School at 34 Hood St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday at 86 Bennett St.; at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday at 27 Chatham St.

Police log: 5-17-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday at Atlantic and Seaview avenues; at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at West Shore Drive and Turner Road

Complaints

Police reported a female driver smacking something in the backseat at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue. It was unknown if it was a pet, child or something else. The house was checked several times.

A report of drug activity in a motor vehicle at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday on Seaview Avenue. A man reported there were three people sitting in a black sedan, and thought they were doing drugs. Police checked the area and found nothing.

A report of a drone flying in the area at 4:59 p.m. Tuesday on Atlantic Avenue. A caller reported there was someone “possibly on the seawall” flying a drone in the house, and thought it was “weird that they can just have it hovering over the beach like that.”

A report of a person screaming at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday on Shuman Road. A caller reported he heard a person scream, and then a male voice yelling. He called back later and said the screaming may be a group of kids at the beach, as he can see such a group. Police reported they could see people both on the beach, as well as riding bikes in the area.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at Nahant Rotary on Causeway.


PEABODY

Arrests

Rainor Silvestre, 39, of 55 Cedar St., Apt. 2104, Woburn, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield, truck fails to display owner’s name and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 10:36 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday at Lowell Street Market at 672 Lowell St.; at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday at 263 Lowell St.; at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday at Pediatric Health Care at 10 Centennial Drive; at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday at North Shore Motor Weeks at 468 Lowell St. A motor vehicle struck a dog. The owner of the canine took possession of the remains; at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday at 51 Main St.; at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday at 303 Lowell St.; at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Bourbon St.; at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday at Deschene & Associates at 2 Bourbon St.; at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Baldwin St. and 415 Lowell St.; at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday at Auto Sense at 222 Newbury St.; at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday at 34 Winona St. and 0 Lindauer St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Sherman St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday at Mini of Peabody at 209 Andover St. A caller reported hood ornaments and windshield wiper blades were taken from multiple vehicles.

Vandalism

Vandalism was reported to a vehicle at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday at 13 Sabino Farm Road

A report of vandalism at 10:46 a.m. Wednesday at Tannery Gardens at 111 Foster St. Fourstar reported that a person was taking down the tow signs at that location.


REVERE

Arrests

Tricia A. Gullion, 45, of 40 Crest Ave., was arrested and charged with Class E drug possession at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:28 a.m. Tuesday on Roughan Street. Guillermo Arbey Jimenez Gaviria, 27, of 741 Revere Beach Parkway, Apt. 1, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday on Malden Street; at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday on Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday on Shirley Avenue; at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday at Speedway on Squire Road; at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue; at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday at Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday on Kingman Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:53 p.m. Tuesday on Walnut Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday at Oaklandvale Elementary School at 266 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday at Target at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at Belden Bly Bridge on Salem Turnpike.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street. A caller reported being involved in a road rage incident on Main Street. He reported the suspect vehicle cut him off and when both men exited their vehicles, the man pushed him and left the scene in a blue Dodge.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday on Sweetwater Street. A caller reported a large brush fire in the area of Howard Street. The fire department reported they were unable to locate a fire.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at 230 Salem St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:09 p.m. Tuesday at 690 Humphrey St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday at 1016 Paradise Road.

 

McGee: Every morning I’ll wake up determined

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Maria McGee listens to her husband, state Sen. Thomas M. McGee, speak as he signs his papers March 27.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

LYNN — State Sen. Thomas M. McGee (D-Lynn) will kick off his campaign for mayor from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus on Lynnfield Street.

“I will be a mayor who works hard, always listens, and wakes up every morning determined to create a better future for all Lynners,” McGee said in a statement.

McGee announced he would run for the position about two months ago. A lifelong Lynn resident, he has represented the Third Essex District in the Massachusetts State Senate since 2002. The district encompasses Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott.

“Lynn is on the cusp of something big,” McGee said in a statement. “We have always had the assets: talented, hardworking, diverse citizens; amazing natural resources like the woods and the waterfront; a downtown that’s coming alive with the arts and culture; neighborhoods that reflect the best of America. This race is about who can best bring our city together and realize our incredible potential at this pivotal moment in Lynn’s history.”

I think I can make a difference, McGee says

McGee is running against Republican Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, who kicked off her campaign for a third term last month at the Porthole Restaurant. Kennedy was elected mayor in 2009 when she beat Mayor Edward “Chip” Clancy by 27 votes. In 2013, she beat Timothy Phelan by a 59 to 41 margin.

As senate chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, McGee has been an advocate for improving the state’s transportation system and fighting for regional equality. He also advocates for quality education and extended learning opportunities for children, ensuring accessible and affordable childcare and health care for working families, and expanding workforce training and development.

Before his election to the senate, McGee served four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing West Lynn and Nahant. Prior to holding office, he practiced law as an assistant district attorney for Essex County. He was elected to the Democratic State Committee in 1976 and served as chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party for three years from 2013 to 2016.

Swampscott opens its doors to tourists

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The Swampscott area is shown in the above map. 

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Two zoning changes approved at Town Meeting on Tuesday night could bring a hotel or inn to Swampscott, along with more affordable housing.

The two zoning changes dominated the discussion during the second night of Town Meeting, but the more debated of the two was regarding a tourist lodging overlay district.

Town Meeting members voted, 153-51, in favor of amending zoning bylaws to create a tourist lodging overlay district, and modify where hotels, motels, inns and a bed and breakfast are allowed by special permit. The overlay district identifies more areas where the lodgings are possible, and the purpose is to make Swampscott more of a tourist destination again. The current zoning law has significant restrictions in place, making the creation of tourist lodging difficult in Swampscott, officials said.

The tourist lodging overlay district includes the portion of Humphrey Street from the Lynn line to the monument. There are also the properties on the east side of Puritan Road, opposite Sandy Beach. The Planning Board recommended to Town Meeting members, which was also accepted with the vote, that two properties on Sculpin Way be eliminated from the district, along with the properties from Phillips Beach to Preston Beach.

There is currently only one bed and breakfast in town on Humphrey Street, and there are no hotels, motels or inns.

Peter Kane, director of community development, said the properties were chosen so hotels would be adjacent to or across from water, with easy access to beaches, but also on main routes.

Town Meeting members questioned why the properties near Marblehead were removed, with Gerard Perry saying that there is a perception that certain neighborhoods in town are being treated differently, and he wanted to make sure that everyone was being treated fairly.

Swampscott rail trail on track

Voters also approved amending the zoning bylaw by adding affordable housing regulations, or inclusionary housing regulations. The purpose is to encourage affordable housing in town, which is below the state required amount of affordable housing units. The town is at 3.75 percent, while 10 percent of all units are required to meet the affordable housing definition, officials said.

The Planning Board recommended, which was approved, that if a new project, or development is a certain size, developers would be required to contribute 10 percent, rather than the initial drafted 15 percent figure, of its units as affordable.

That would apply to a multi-family development, with 10 or more units; a new subdivision, with six or more units; and an assisted living facility or independent living facility, with five or more units, Kane said.

Developers can also pay a fee in lieu of offering affordable housing, which would go toward the town’s affordable housing trust. The change only applies to developments proposed after Town Meeting.

Richard Frenkel, a Town Meeting member, questioned the change from 15 to 10 percent.

Kane said the Planning Board heard feedback that 15 percent was a little too aggressive for initial adoption.

Town Meeting members also approved lowering the town’s speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour, as part of the Municipal Modernization Act, which allows the Board of Selectmen to lower the speed limit on certain roads without state approval.

RAW project lets students head HOME

The change won’t affect state-controlled roads, such as Paradise Road, which has a speed limit of 35 mph, or town roads with posted speed limits lower than 25 mph.

Voters approved an article authorizing the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for special legislation allowing the board to issue eight additional all-liquor licenses. The town currently has 14. Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald said the last license was recently issued by the selectmen, and the increase is intended to bring additional businesses to Swampscott.

Town Meeting members approved placing a historic preservation restriction on the Swampscott Fish House.

Gino Cresta, department of public works director and assistant town administrator, said previously that the grant will allow the town to receive a $50,000 Mass Historical grant for renovations to the Fish House, which it has already applied for.

The Fish House is already on the Massachusetts Historic Register, but the historic preservation restriction puts more protection, and exterior work done on the building would require Massachusetts Historical Commission permission, Cresta said.

The Swampscott Yacht Club are tenants in the building. Jackson Schultz, past commodore of the Swampscott Yacht Club, spoke in opposition to the article, saying he’d much prefer to go to the town for permission for alterations to the building, rather than go to the state. He said one of the club’s goals is to eventually put a kitchen back in place.

“I rise against this change,” Schultz said.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

 

A toast to the smashing avocado

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Find the recipe for avocado smash on toast, below.

By ROSALIE HARRINGTON

There’s a skateboard park in Beverly designed for practicing the sport, with concrete ramps and half pipe configurations. It is, along with other such spots on the North Shore, the latest passion of my grandsons.

On the last Sunday that wasn’t rain-soaked — it was just cold — they had a couple of hours of nearly bone-breaking recreation on their scooters and skateboards before we finally convinced them it was time to get something to eat.

A friend had made me eager to investigate a new cafe, Tartine on Cabot Street in downtown Beverly, just a few doors down from where he and his fiancee live. Tartine specializes in toast with toppings, which is, by the way, the meaning of the word. In Italian cooking we call them bruschetta or crostini, the original Italian canape. For examples, toasted bread topped with chicken livers seasoned with sage and a splash of Marsala; ham or salami with chopped tomatoes; or wilted kale with garlic and olive oil are all delicious as a snack or accompaniment to drinks.

Last year, a friend told me about a cafe in California that just served toast with toppings, which sounded strange. Really, no sandwiches, just toast with toppings?

But then a week or two later, I noticed a little cafe in Marblehead doing the same concept and it started to make sense. Just as fast, it seems, the idea has become a food fad. That’s how food trends seem to roll these days — with fascinating speed.

Tartine restaurant is part coffee shop, part high-end sandwich shop. My husband Todd and I brought the boys there to thaw out and fill our stomachs, and were delighted to find such a sophisticated/casual concept on the North Shore. The place was bustling, just a few weeks after its launch.

We sat at the bar and were excited by the atmosphere and the young crowd. We realized we weren’t in the right place, given that we had the grandsons, whose mother had declared strict culinary guidelines that excluded any consumption of sweets. This prohibited us from ordering the natural menu choice at Tartine – made-to-order waffles.  

So, while Todd and I split an avocado mash, the boys inhaled bowls of granola with yogurt. At $8.50 per bowl, the second servings they requested seemed overly indulgent, so we took them home to finish the job there.

A book of gifts

The avocado mash appears to be a big national trend, by the way, and we’ve been enjoying the item at our current favorite spot, Superfine in Manchester-by-the-Sea (soon to open a new location in Marblehead), the past few months. They make the most delicious version we’ve tried, and it is by far the most generous portion and least expensive — at $4.

Avocados used to appear on menus stuffed with chicken salad or crab meat or mashed with lemon or lime juice, tomato and minced onion (as in guacamole), traditionally served with crisp tortilla. olives, crumbled bacon and cilantro are sometimes added.

This new version, spread thick on toast, is often made with a little olive oil, lemon, sea salt and hard boiled egg — but the recipes vary based on one’s tastes and imagination.  With a ripe avocado within reach and a hearty loaf of country French or Italian bread, you have all you need for a wonderful appetizer or a fresh-approach breakfast.

My interest rekindled by this trend, I picked up a bag of small avocados last week at Trader Joe’s. I had read that they’ve become dear in price of late as a result of the above-referenced fad, the bag struck me as a very good deal at just $5. Each one was perfect, but needed a few days to ripen.  A reminder — the color of the fruit varies from light green to almost black, but the color does not affect the flavor, nor does the size.  They should be eaten only when ripe and this is established when you press gently with your fingers and it yields to the pressure.  It takes a few days for the fruit to ripen, and once ripened it should be kept in the fridge.  

Because they’re round with a hard pit in the middle, cutting them can be dangerous. Just peel them and get to work! To prepare, mash them up and serve sprinkled with lemon or lime juice, which will keep them from darkening from exposure to the air. Saran Wrap or foil wrapped around the fruit will keep it from discoloring.

In the “Joy of Cooking Kosher,” author Jamie Geller has created a delicious recipe for a cool cucumber and avocado cream soup that can also be used as a shooter. Avocado, cucumber, Greek yogurt, garlic, fresh cilantro and kosher salt diluted with a little water, blended and served very cold.  For years, Gazpacho was the chilled fresh tomato, cucumber, peppers and herbs soup of Spanish origin that everyone was serving in summer.  I really love a cold soup, especially as a picnic item. This time of year a strawberry, blueberry or fresh pea soup are favorites. Create your own versions by adding fresh ginger, coconut milk, Middle Eastern spices like turmeric, cumin or cinnamon or nutmeg. A dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt is a perfect topping.

There’s no need to feel tied to a recipe. Throw in the things you love or those items in the fridge that are running out of time.

One need only to have eyes wide open when shopping to take in the wonderful array of new foods in the markets. We are so lucky to be participants in this world of exciting food choices.  All we need is an adventuresome spirit.  Who can guess what the next craze will be? Perhaps you will be the cook who invents it!


Avocado Smash on Toast

Scoop the flesh from two avocados and place in a bowl.  

Add the juice of 1 lemon or lime, removing the seeds, 2 tablespoons of olive or sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and smash with the back of a heavy spoon.

You can also add a little fresh herb like cilantro or chives, a chopped hard-boiled egg, a few tablespoons of feta and 4 chopped grape tomatoes. If you prefer a smoother texture you can pulse this in the food processor.  I like a coarse texture so the heavy spoon works well for me.  

Slice and toast a few slices of country bread and spread the mixture over the surface.  

Add a garnish of fresh chives.

Serve on a plate with some fresh greens and a few slices of watermelon or cantaloupe. A fried or poached egg on top is nice, too.  

 

Police log: 5-17-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Anthony Indorarto, 38, of 162 Kimball Ave., Revere, was arrested and charged with unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license, speeding and on warrants at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Cesar Rosales Hernandez, 36, of 12 Pope St., Salem, was arrested and charged with one-way street violation, alcohol from an open container in a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, OUI liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and on warrants at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday.

Terrance Rourke, 50, of 2 Victory Road, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday.

Jordany Torres-Rodriguez, 32, of 58 Kirtland St., was arrested on a warrant charge of trespassing at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:58 a.m. Monday at 173 Essex St.; at 1:04 p.m. Monday at Boston and Franklin streets; at 2:12 p.m. Monday at Eastern and Waitt avenues; at 2:25 p.m. Monday at 25 Ontario St.; at 4:34 p.m. Monday at Broad and Market streets; at 4:37 p.m. Monday at 540 Chestnut St.; at 5:47 p.m. Monday at 74 River St.; at 6:28 p.m. Monday at Cottage and Hood streets; at 8:10 p.m. Monday at Chatham and Collins streets; at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday at Boston and Cottage streets; at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday at 730 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:29 a.m. Tuesday on Wyoma Square.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance 1:28 p.m. Monday at 224 Washington St.; at 3:36 p.m. Monday at 283 Maple St.; at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 927 Western Ave.; at 6:53 p.m. Monday at 927 Western Ave.; at 9:24 p.m. Monday at Essex and Johnson streets; at 11:36 p.m. Monday at 41 Light St.; at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Coolidge Circle; at 9:01 a.m. Tuesday at 19 Cottage St.; at 9:41 a.m. Tuesday at 225 Boston St.

A report of a gunshot at 8:47 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 8:48 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Essex streets.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:13 p.m. Monday on Market Street.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 6:27 p.m. Monday at 28 North Federal St.

A report of a larceny at 6:34 p.m. Monday at 69 Gardiner St.; at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday at Osmund Hotel at 89 Liberty St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday at 27 Buffum St.

Police log: 5-16-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:54 a.m. Friday on Lynnfield Street; at 12:04 a.m. Sunday at 782 Salem St. and 505 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods Market at 100 Market St.; at 5:42 p.m. Saturday on Brook Drive; at 2:25 a.m. Sunday at 771 Salem St. and 462 South Broadway; at 7:11 a.m. Monday on Condon Circle; at 6:58 p.m. Monday on Condon Circle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10 p.m. Friday at 12 Heritage Lane; at 2:04 p.m. Saturday at 5 Evans Road. A caller reported people in their backyard. Police reported it was a neighbor from Currie Circle and everything was OK; at 6:50 p.m. Sunday at Herb Chambers Cadillac at 395 North Broadway; at 9:39 p.m. Monday at 165 Lowell St.

Fire

A report of a fire at 6:55 p.m. Saturday at 70 Summer St. A caller reported a fire in the neighbor’s backyard.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:34 a.m. Tuesday at Rockcliff Road and Clifton Avenue.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:43 p.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue. A caller reported some strange activities around her house lately. A neighbor saw a strange man around the house a few days ago and confronted him. On Monday, she found that her dog had a piece of yarn wrapped around the collar and the yarn was from inside her house.

A man reported that a motorist threw a beer bottle at his car at 11:46 p.m. Monday on Girdler Road.


PEABODY

Arrests

Michael G. Belanger, 40, of 117 Tremont St., Apt. 3, was arrested on a warrant at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Jared Robert Cook, 23, of 3 Ray St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday.

Raymond F. Gallant, 28, of 5 Apple Road, Apt. 24, Beverly, was arrested on a warrant at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday.

James Jodoin, 29, of 53 Rockdale Ave., Lynn, was arrested on a warrant at 7:42 p.m. Sunday.

Robert Sawall, 31, of 12 Martin St., Apt. 2, Danvers, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, marked lanes violation and on warrants at 6:58 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:42 p.m. Sunday at 147 Summit St. and 0 Lynnfield St.; at 3:57 p.m. Sunday at 57 Garden Road; at 9:23 a.m. Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 162 Washington St.; at 11:59 a.m. Monday at 2 Sylvan St. and 225 Andover St.; at 5:10 p.m. Monday at Care One at Peabody Glen at 199 Andover St.; at 7:58 a.m. Tuesday at Bishop Fenwick School at 83 Margin St.; at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday at South Peabody Liquor Mart at 87 Lynnfield St.; at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday at Plum Tomatoes at 145 Summit St.; at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday at Capone’s Restaurant at 147 Summit St.

Assaults

A report of an assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday on Ray Street. A caller reported his son threatened his wife with a knife. Jared Robert Cook, 23, was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at 54 Prospect St. A caller reported two men yelling and screaming in the rear of the house; at 10:21 p.m. Sunday at 5 Warren St.; at 5:54 a.m. Monday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.; at 12:56 a.m. Tuesday at 13 Keys Drive.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:44 p.m. Monday on Howley Street. A caller reported a man and woman climbing through a window. Police reported the man had forgotten his keys inside the building; at 10:11 a.m. Tuesday at 87 Russell St. A caller reported that the resident informed her that there was an unknown person ringing the doorbell and trying to open the door. Police reported the person was a worker from Wellington Energy and they were hired by the city to change out the electrical meters; at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday on Dark Lane. Police received a complaint regarding people jumping behind the wall (school property), where it meets the white fence. They stay there for some time crouched down. Drinking was noticed. Then they jump back out and walk away. Police checked the area and there was no one on the property.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday on Foster Street. A 23-year-old woman was taken to Beverly Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:40 a.m. Monday at Sears/LP Office at 210S Andover St. The office manager reported her wallet was stolen from her office; at 11:25 a.m. Monday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St. A caller reported that her belongings were damaged and/or stolen. Police reported there was no issue.

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 6:04 p.m. Monday at 6 Allens Lane.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:01 p.m. Sunday at 24 Raylen Ave. A caller reported damage to her exterior garage door. An officer reported that an interior garage door jam had some damage, but that the door’s lock appeared to be intact; at 10:12 a.m. Monday at Mobil at 137 Newbury St. A caller reported a vehicle possibly damaged the fence.


REVERE

Arrests

Christian Jesus Soto, 27, of 6 Franklin St., Apt. 6B, Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, attaching plates to a motor vehicle and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 1:51 a.m. Monday.

Brendan Zamuto, 26, of 28 Newbury Ave., Methuen, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance at 12:12 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:41 a.m. Monday on Brown Circle; at 8:38 a.m. Monday at Luigi’s Pizzeria on Winthrop Avenue; at 5:03 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road; at 8:44 p.m. Monday on Copeland Circle; at 8:50 p.m. Monday at Four Points Sheraton on Squire Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:16 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:17 a.m. Monday at Wave and Dolphin avenues; at 3:30 a.m. Monday on Shirley Avenue; at 3:43 a.m. Monday at Li-Jo Apartments on Revere Beach Parkway; at 2:29 p.m. Monday at Oak Island Street and North Shore Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:06 a.m. Monday at Broadway Apartments on Broadway; at 2:34 p.m. Monday at Matthew Cooper Insurance on Broadway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:11 a.m. Monday on Essex Street; at 7:31 a.m. Monday at 127 Central St.; at 8:43 a.m. Monday at Cataldo Ambulance Service at 180 Walnut St.; at 9:56 a.m. Monday at McNaught Lane at 70 Main St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:42 p.m. Monday at 5 Biscayne Ave. A woman reported that two of the vehicles in her driveway were broken into the previous night; at 3:42 p.m. Monday at 6 Atherton St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 11:26 p.m. Monday at Burrill Street and Monument Avenue.

Swampscott rail trail on track

PHOTO BY PAULA MULLER
From left, Camden Alexander, Finn Conner, Lucas Gunther and Brody Laker show their support for the rail trail.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Town Meeting members approved allocating funds to allow officials to move forward with plans for a proposed rail trail on Monday night.

After much debate, Town Meeting members voted 210-56 to approve a warrant article, requesting $850,000 for the design and engineering of the trail location within the National Grid corridor, as well as the legal fees and costs for acquisition of the easement rights.

The two-plus mile, 10-foot wide trail would run from the Swampscott Train Station to the Marblehead line at Seaview Avenue, connecting with the Marblehead rail trail, which also links to trails in Salem.

Officials have said $240,000 of the requested Town Meeting funds would be used to hire professionals for design and engineering costs. About $610,000 would be for acquisition of easement rights, where the town would work with the property owners (National Grid and/or other parties) to secure the rights. This may be done through eminent domain, or by donation/gift of the land.

Eagle lands on Saugus agenda

The Town Meeting funds allocated are not for construction of the trail, which will be paid with donations, grants, and private funds, officials said.

Peter Kane, director of community development, said that the utility corridor is made up of 11 parcels of property. National Grid pays property taxes for all 11 parcels, but doesn’t hold clear title on all of them. Through a title process, numerous owners have been identified, which could include abutters.

Town Meeting members approved a $66.63 million town budget, which includes $28,197,500 allocated to the schools.

Voters also approved Fire Chief Kevin Breen’s request for a $645,000 replacement of a Engine 22, a 1997 Emergency One Hurricane Cab, which serves as a reserve piece. The replacement was among other capital project funding requests that passed.

With the funds allocated, Engine 21, a 2009 Spartan that serves as the frontline piece, would become the reserve piece and the new vehicle would become the frontline piece.

Town Meeting will reconvene Tuesday at 7 p.m., where the rest of the articles on the warrant will be taken up.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Police log: 5-16-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

Arrests

Nina Burns, 23, of 38 Hanover St., was arrested on warrant charges of larceny and malicious wanton property defacement at 8:57 p.m. Sunday.

Isaac Fontanez, 28, of 171 Washington St., was arrested on a warrant at 11:59 a.m. Sunday.

Lorraine Matos, 42, of 23 Bennett St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery at 1:12 a.m. Monday.

Laura Ruggiero, 36, of 11 Lagrange Terrace, was arrested on warrant charges of forgery of a check, uttering a false check and larceny at 5:23 p.m. Sunday.

Juan Salas-Rosario, 37, of 12 Greenwood Place, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and marked lanes violation at 10:42 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:32 a.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.; at 1:02 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 4:04 p.m. Sunday on Central Square; at 8:32 p.m. Sunday at 265 Broadway; at 1:49 a.m. Monday at 122 Myrtle St.; at 5:41 a.m. Monday at Eastern and Melvin avenues; at 6:56 a.m. Monday at Bowler and Chestnut streets; at 7:28 a.m. Monday on Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:14 a.m. Monday at 46 Bloomfield St.; at 8:20 a.m. Monday at 46 Lewis St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:04 a.m. Monday at Chestnut and Union streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:48 p.m. Sunday at 30 Ridgeway St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:11 a.m. Monday at 35 Beach Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:24 p.m. Sunday at 15 Northside Ave.; at 4:03 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Buffet at 138 Boston St.; at 6 p.m. Sunday at Pride Kia at 793 Lynnway; at 7:55 p.m. Sunday at 27 Union St.; at 12:15 a.m. Monday at George’s Roast Beef at 124 Broad St.; at 12:38 a.m. Monday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 10:39 a.m. Monday at 24 Alice Ave.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:58 p.m. Sunday on Light Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:43 p.m. Sunday at Linden Market at 617 Summer St.

A report of a robbery at 12:53 a.m. Monday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:29 a.m. Monday at 22 Wilson St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:55 a.m. Sunday at 69 Park St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:02 a.m. Monday at 21 Spencer St.

Police log: 5-15-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:58 p.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue.

Complaints

A woman reported she could see a boat in Salem Harbor and that the jib was flipping in the wind at 5:10 p.m. Sunday. The harbormaster reported he was aware of the issue and was down there with the boat owner, and all they could do was wait for the wind to die down.


REVERE

Arrests

Joseph P. Capone, 37, of 19 Pleasant St., Apt. 1, Swampscott, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked or suspended license and on a warrant at 9:54 a.m. Friday.

Brian J. Fitzpatrick, 49, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway, Apt. 64, was arrested and charged with daytime breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor and malicious destruction of property at 7:14 p.m. Sunday.

Leslie Goodman, 60, of 181 Salem St., Apt. 8R, Boston, was arrested on a warrant at 10:06 p.m. Sunday.

James P. Mantia, 43, of 175 Rumney Road, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property at 10:20 p.m. Saturday.

Brandon Mason, 21, of 234 Newland St., Malden, was arrested and charged with disorderly person at 1:04 a.m. Sunday.

Nicholas J. Mason, 21, of 20 Holloway St., Malden, was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer at 1:04 a.m. Sunday.

Luis F. Sepulveda, 45, of 1009 Eastern Ave., Apt. 1FL, Malden, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage at 2:56 a.m. Sunday.

Iovani Yoc, 31, of 46 Clark St., Salem, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and improper turn at 5:25 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:23 a.m. Friday on North Shore Road; at 8:20 a.m. Friday at Beachmont School on Everard Street; at 9:20 a.m. Friday at Thrifty Car Rental on Lee Burbank Highway; at 11:54 a.m. Friday on Copeland Circle; at 1:42 p.m. Friday at Li-Jo Apartments on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:45 p.m. Friday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 4:41 p.m. Friday at Enterprise Rent A Car on Beach Street; at 5:42 p.m. Friday on Washington Street; at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Mountain Avenue and Essex Street. Charles S. Mandracchia, 27, of 31 Brittania Circle, Salem, was summoned for operating after a suspended license or right to operate; at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hertz on Lee Burbank Highway; at 4:44 p.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 2:25 a.m. Sunday on Washington Avenue; at 1:19 p.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at Dollar Tree on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:55 a.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street; at 8:31 a.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 10:59 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Ballfield/Parking Lot on Washington Avenue; at 4 p.m. Saturday at North Shore Road and Revere Street; at 8:08 a.m. Sunday on Revere Street; at 6:44 p.m. Sunday on Mill Street; at 8 p.m. Sunday at Market Basket on Squire Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Endicott Avenue.

A report of an assault at 8:57 a.m. Sunday on Vane Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:01 a.m. Saturday on Squire Road; at 9:13 p.m. Sunday on Centennial Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:28 a.m. Friday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 9:04 p.m. Friday at Wendy’s on Furlong Drive; at 10:51 p.m. Friday at Super Class Barber Shop on Shirley Avenue; at 12:16 a.m. Saturday on Bellingham Avenue; at 12:48 a.m. Saturday on Leverett Avenue; at 1:51 a.m. Saturday at Las Vegas Restaurant on Shirley Avenue; at 3:04 a.m. Saturday on Fenley Street; at 5:08 a.m. Saturday on Roughan Street; at 3:43 p.m. Saturday  at Squire Road and Charger Street; at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Hutchinson Street; at 6:27 p.m. Saturday at Broadway and Park Avenue; at 10:20 p.m. Saturday on Furlong Drive; at 10:46 p.m. Saturday on Mountain Avenue; at 11:05 p.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop on Furlong Drive; at 12:17 a.m. Sunday on Florence Avenue; at 12:41 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 1:04 a.m. Sunday at Squire Lounge on Squire Road; at 1:26 p.m. Sunday at Rumney Marsh Middle School on American Legion Highway; at 4:45 p.m. Sunday on Park Avenue; at 6:58 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 11:24 p.m. Sunday at West Revere Health Center on Salem Street.

A report of shots fired at 6:18 a.m. Saturday on Hichborn Street.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 10:02 a.m. Friday at Hertz Corporation on Squire Road.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:44 p.m. Friday on Agatha Street; at 1:40 p.m. Friday on Furness Street. Brian J. Oregan, 41, of 5 Emerald Road, Nahant, was summoned for larceny; at 8:50 p.m. Friday on Dawes Street; at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at Flaming Grill Buffet on Furlong Drive; at 2:28 a.m. Sunday on Roughan Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:44 a.m. Friday at Revere Housing on Nahant Avenue; at 11:35 a.m. Saturday at Class Barber Shop on Shirley Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Paul A. Votano II, of 73 Lewis St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested on a warrant at 12:42 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:56 a.m. Friday at Walnut Street and Indian Rock Drive; at 2:57 p.m. Friday at Central and Walnut streets; at 11:52 a.m. Saturday at Walgreens at 1228 Broadway; at 1:43 p.m. Saturday at 104 Main St. and 6 Vine St.; at 10:23 a.m. Sunday on Walnut Street; at 3:52 p.m. Sunday at 5 Broadway; at 4:56 p.m. Sunday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway; at 5:11 a.m. Monday on Essex Street; at 7:31 a.m. Monday at 127 Central St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:50 a.m. Friday at Target at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 2:06 p.m. Saturday at Gianna Drive and Walnut Street; at 2:39 p.m. Saturday at Burger King at 1449 Broadway. A six-car accident was reported.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:44 p.m. Saturday at Roller World at 425 Broadway; at 2:21 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 1539 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:09 p.m. Friday on Walden Pond Avenue. A caller reported two men were walking around the area with bolt cutters and hard hats, and it didn’t appear that any work was being done nearby. Police were unable to find the men

A report of a disturbance at 4:58 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Elementary School at 25 Hurd Ave. A caller reported a group of youths lighting fireworks near the playground. Police were unable to locate any fireworks; at 8:27 p.m. Friday at 14 Riverside Court. A caller reported someone banging on her door and was afraid to go see who it may be; at 12:07 a.m. Saturday at 2 Pearl Road; at 11:49 a.m. Saturday at Marshalls at 655 Broadway. A caller reported an older man in a car got extremely close to her and revved his engine while she was crossing the lot; at 5:33 p.m. Saturday at Roller World at 425 Broadway; at 12:19 a.m. Sunday on Greenwood Avenue. A caller reported three men were punching a car and slamming on the doors.

A report of a suspicious person at 11:48 a.m. Saturday near Lynnhurst School on Walnut Street. A caller reported an elderly person trying to get into people’s vehicles and yelling loudly.

A report of property damage at 7:32 p.m. Sunday at 6 Lily Pond Ave. A caller reported there were some empty beer bottles thrown on his front lawn sometime during the overnight hours. He reported a small crack in the windshield of his taxi cab, which was parked in his driveway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:46 a.m. Sunday at Cliftondale Liquors at 7 Essex St. A caller reported a man grabbed two to three bottles from the store and ran out.

Oh, Brothers: A taste of Lynn on Marblehead Neck

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Erica Petersiel and George Markos prepare a hamburger at the Neck Run Cafe on Ocean Street in Marblehead.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEADGeorge Markos, owner of Brothers Deli in Lynn, has opened a new cafe at Devereux Beach.

The Neck Run Café, located at 105 Ocean Ave., had its soft opening on May 5, and is open three days a week from Friday to Sunday. After Memorial Day weekend, the seasonal café will be open seven days a week until September for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Markos purchased the café at an auction for an undisclosed price several months ago. He said he acquired the building, which includes a kitchen space and seating area inside and on the deck, because he always liked to have one or two businesses. He’ll continue to operate Brothers Deli, which he has been running on his own for almost 30 years.

He said the business location reminds him of his native Greece, as it is on top of an ocean like the Greek Isles.

“It’s like a home away from home,” Markos said.

Markos said people can order food at the concession stand and sit inside or out. Seating arrangements can accommodate 125 to 140 people.

He said 20 to 25 people will be working in the café, which will include lots of teenagers, who will be taking orders and serving ice cream. The more experienced people will be doing the cooking.

The menu includes fried seafood, such as scallops, shrimp and clams, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, onion rings, and chicken fingers. Coffee and drinks will also be served.

In his first year of business in Marblehead, Markos said he would be looking to establish a good name, keep people happy and achieve the trust of the residents. He said he would be focused on providing great food, a great atmosphere and a happy place.

“You have to give 100 percent of yourself to the people,” Markos said.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Police log: 5-15-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

 

Arrests

Daniel Caron, 27, of 6 Beach Ave., Swampscott, was arrested on warrant charges of six counts of destruction of property, Class A drug possession Class B drug possession, and disturbing the peace at 4:43 p.m. Saturday.

 

Derrick Hall, 51, was arrested on warrant charges of trespassing and carrying a dangerous weapon at 1:03 p.m. Friday.

 

John Sindoni, 55, of 52 Burrill Ave., was arrested and charged with nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, Class C drug possession, and Class E drug possession at 3:02 a.m. Sunday.

 

Scott Solesky, 35, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with two counts of moped violation, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, violation of the city knife ordinance, carrying a dangerous weapon and on warrants at 4:40 p.m. Saturday.

 

Eliud Vega, 35, of 68 Collins St., was arrested and charged with destruction of property and on a warrant charge of threat to commit a crime at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Tina White, 51, of 124 Central Ave., was arrested and charged with larceny at 6:25 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:42 a.m. Friday at 855 Lynnfield St.; at 11:54 a.m. Friday at 697 Lynnfield St.; at 7:07 p.m. Friday at Lynnway and Newhall Street; at 7:34 p.m. Friday at 28 Linwood Road; at 1:10 a.m. Saturday at 53 Breed St.; at 9:25 a.m. Saturday at 53 Commercial St.; at 1:12 p.m. Saturday at Stanwood Street and Western Avenue; at 2:19 p.m. Saturday at 10 Munroe St.; at 11:36 p.m. Saturday at 35 Graves Ave.; at 6:52 a.m. Sunday at AL Prime Energy at 969 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:11 p.m. Friday at 379 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:24 a.m. Sunday at 679 Western Ave.; at 8:26 a.m. Sunday at Lafayette Park and Lewis Street.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 2 p.m. Friday on O’Callaghan Way; at 2:08 a.m. Saturday on Lloyd Street; at 3:32 p.m. Saturday on Summer Street.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:09 p.m. Friday on Lynnfield Street.

A report of an assault at 10:40 p.m. Saturday on Summer Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:03 a.m. Friday at 41 Carolyn Road; at 2:32 p.m. Friday at Summer and Walden streets.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:14 p.m. Friday on Magnolia Avenue; at 4:22 p.m. Friday at Mobil Gas Station at 512 Chestnut St.; at 4:22 p.m. Friday at 11 Albany St.; at 6:29 p.m. Friday at Eastern Bank at 156 Boston St.; at 7:34 p.m. Friday at 39 Wardwell St.; at 8:04 p.m. Friday at Commercial and Summer streets; at 11:21 p.m. Friday at Brookvale and Tacoma streets; at 3:52 a.m. Saturday at 94 Alley St.; at 9:43 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church at 8 South Common St.; at 7:14 p.m. Saturday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 8:04 p.m. Saturday at 44 Park St.; at 9:05 p.m. Saturday at 555 Summer St.; at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at 109 Walnut St.; at 9:52 p.m. Saturday at 16 High Rock St.; at 11:55 p.m. Saturday on Mt Vernon Street; at 7:18 a.m. Sunday at 63 Lynnway; at 8:43 a.m. Sunday at 63 Lynnway.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:49 p.m. Saturday on Marianna Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:45 p.m. Friday at 38 Market St.; at 3:51 p.m. Friday at 61 North Common St.; at 1:21 p.m. Saturday at 209 Fayette St.; at 2:49 p.m. Saturday at 20 East Highland St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:50 p.m. Friday at 44 Estes St.

A report of a robbery at 12:17 p.m. Saturday at Mall and North Common streets.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:17 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at 133 Broadway; at 6:35 p.m. Saturday at 165 Broad St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:53 a.m. Sunday at 69 Park St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:14 a.m. Friday at Atlantic Avenue and Garden Road; at 9:37 a.m. Friday at Lafayette and Maple streets; at 4:16 p.m. Friday on Lafayette Street. One driver was complaining of cardiac issues; at 11:31 a.m. Saturday on Garden Road.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:11 p.m. Saturday on Ocean Avenue. Someone broke into the Rockmore down at Riverhead.

 

Complaints

A caller reported cars didn’t stop for her and her son as they were trying to use the crosswalk at 3:18 p.m. Friday at Green Street and Powder House Court. She said one driver seemed to be with a florist making a delivery and the other driver was an older person. She thought that maybe there could be a newspaper article letting people know that now with the warmer weather, there will be pedestrians and bikes looking to cross in the area.

A caller reported that he got into his car at Starbucks, drove home and found that there was a man in the backseat of his car at 9:04 a.m. Saturday on Pleasant Street. He said the man was clearly intoxicated. The man got out of his car and went down Jersey, taking a left on Sewall Street. Police reported that the man in question claimed that he was trying to get off in Lynn, but got off at the wrong stop, and told officers he was asking people for directions on how to get back. Police showed him the bus stop and charges were to follow.

A caller reported that his sister was told by a neighbor that there was a man walking around the area asking people for rides to Boston Street in Lynn at 2:56 p.m. Saturday on Evans Road Extension. Additional people reported seeing the man. One woman said she was sitting in her truck when the man waked around the block three times, and came close to her truck on the third pass. He jumped back when he saw her dog in the truck. A caller reported the man was at her house asking for a ride, and stated he had been drinking. Police eventually found the man.

A caller reported there was a man on the trail in back of the tennis courts who appeared to be sleeping in a hammock at 4:22 p.m. Saturday on Wyman Road. Police checked, but couldn’t anything.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Terry A. Gleason, 22, of 50 Warren St., Apt. 312V, was arrested on a warrant at 3:24 p.m. Friday.

 

Terrance P. Jacobsen, 36, of 9 Linden St., Salem, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and Class B drug possession at 6:04 p.m. Saturday.

 

Jean Tobin, 50, of 46 Peabody St., Apt. 1-1, Salem, was arrested on warrants at 2:19 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:44 p.m. Friday at Carroll School at 60 Northend St.; at 4:53 p.m. Friday at 268 Lowell St.; at 5:26 p.m. Friday at Plum Tomatoes at 145 Summit St.; at 5:35 p.m. Friday at 79 Lowell St. and 2 Sawyer St.; at 9:06 p.m. Friday on Tumelty Road; at 8:37 a.m. Saturday at Party City at 300 Andover St.; at 11:31 a.m. Saturday at 309 Lowell St. and 2 Northshore Road; at 1:53 p.m. Saturday at 0 Lynnfield St. and 147 Summit St. A two-car accident with airbag deployment was reported. A 61-year-old man received a criminal application for operating after suspension. Both vehicles were towed; at 2:43 p.m. Saturday at 148 Lowell St. and 2 Southwick Road; at 5 a.m. Sunday at 72 County St. A car into a pole was reported; at 12:03 p.m. Sunday at Chandler’s Ice Cream at 86 Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:36 p.m. Saturday at Trader Joe’s at 300 Andover St.; at 10:39 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Place Plaza at 300 Andover St.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:52 p.m. Saturday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St. Taken from the backseat of a vehicle was a bag with a gold bracelet, valued at $310. There was no damage to the vehicle.

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:41 p.m. Friday at Bagel World Bakery & Deli at 10 Sylvan St. A caller reported a man in his 20s with short brown hair driving a black sedan pulled up next to performed a lewd act. Danvers Police were notified; at 8:50 p.m. Friday at 443 Lowell St. A caller reported four teenagers running through yards; at 2:28 p.m. Saturday at 6 Selwyn Road. A caller reported an elderly woman crawling up the stairs across the street, and thought she may be confused. Police reported the woman’s daughter picked her up; at 3:31 p.m. Saturday at Bank of America ATM at 150 Main St. A caller reported a man and woman acting suspicious in the back of Bank of America because they had a laptop and wires hanging out of a machine. Police reported the man was charging his tablet in the vestibule.
Mall Security reported a girl was touched inappropriately at 4:06 p.m. Saturday at Northshore Mall Security at 210 Andover St. Police reported the two 14-year-olds were on a first date and the boy had put his arm around her, and made her feel uncomfortable. Police spoke with both parents and informed them of the situation.

A report of a disturbance at 4:34 p.m. Saturday at 64 Foster St.; at 5:47 p.m. Saturday at Omega Pizza at 100 Lynn St. A caller reported a customer threw food at him. A female reportedly threw food in the face of an employee and left in a blue Volvo. Police reported the people involved came back to the store and apologized for the incident; at 6:04 p.m. Saturday at 116 Foster St.; at 10:43 p.m. Saturday at 15 Summer St.; at 10:49 p.m. Saturday at Carraba’s Restaurant at 1A Newbury St. The manager of the building reported an employee threatened another employee with a knife. An officer reported there was no knife involved and it was a mutual disagreement; at 1:26 a.m. Sunday at 6 Park St.; at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at Tannery Apartments at 50 Warren St.; at 3:29 a.m. Sunday at 0 Tremont Place and 26 Tremont St.

The store manager reported three juveniles jumping on the roof while one friend was ordering food at 12:04 a.m. Sunday at Pete’s A Place at 19A Central St. Police reported there was no damage done and no missing property.

A report of gunshots at 12:59 a.m. Sunday at 5 Fulton St. An off-duty officer reported shots fired and found shell casings. A black car, possibly an Impala, is the suspected vehicle, but police were unsure of the target. There was a possible entry point of a bullet on the side of the home, and police reported that 6 Fulton St. was also hit by bullets.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:52 p.m. Saturday on Paleologos Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:31 p.m. Friday at Macy’s at 210M Andover St. A caller reported someone continually comes in to steal fitbits.

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 7:35 a.m. Sunday at 4 Fenton St.

 

Vandalism

Vandalism to a motor vehicle was reported at 11:50 a.m. Saturday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane.

A report of vandalism at 3:59 p.m. Saturday at 44 Holten St. A caller reported a BB was found in his window and cracked it.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:15 a.m. Friday at Bertram House at 565 Humphrey St.; at 11:58 p.m. Friday at 484 Humphrey St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:09 p.m. Friday at CVS at 413 Paradise Road.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:53 a.m. Friday at 481 Humphrey St.

 

Police log: 5-13-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Aaron Bellamy, 26,  was arrested and charged with possessing a Class A substance on Thursday at 6:31 p.m.

Jesse Cerasuolo, 25, of 37 Damon Ave., Nashua, N.H. was arrested and charged with possessing a Class A substance on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Robert Ferguson was arrested on a warrant charge for shoplifting and operating a motor vehicle with a suspend license on Friday at 11:38 a.m.

Nigel Pierre, 24, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering at nighttime at 8:07 a.m. on Friday.

Juan Rivera of 100 Johnson St. was arrested and charged with assault and battery on Thursday at 6:28 p.m.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Park Street and Western Avenue; at 4:38 p.m. Thursday at Casco Road and Lynnfield Street 300; at 302 Euclid Ave at 8:04 a.m. Friday; At 8:52 a.m. and 8:53 a.m. at 695 Lynnfield St.; Friday at 9:28 a.m. at Boston and Marion streets.

Police log: 5-12-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

On Thursday at 6:13 p.m., multiple burglar alarms went off at the library reported by the alarm company. Woman also called from library and said she was in the vestibule when they went off. She had not heard the closing announcement. Police found front door secure.

Report of a car broken into on Thursday at 7:54 p.m. Caller reported wallet stolen and his credit card was used multiple times that day.

Caller reported a man got out of his car on Friday at 12:12 a.m. and appears to be stumbling on his feet and may be intoxicated. Police arrived and offered to give man a ride to State Street.

Woman walked into the police station on on Friday at 6:53 a.m. to report her 15-year-old daughter is missing. The family discovered an open window last night that was supposed to be closed. Mother reportedly got into argument with her daughter and girl said she did not want to live in the house anymore. Daughter was described as 5-foot-2-inches tall with brown hair, blue eyes and about 100 pounds. Juvenile was located in Winchester.


LYNNFIELD

Motor Vehicle Accidents

On Monday, May 8 at 3:33 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident with property damage on North Broadway. At 8:54 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, there was a report of a larceny on Main Street. At 10:14 a.m., there was a motor vehicle complaint on South Broadway.


SAUGUS

Deer Strike

A caller reported his vehicle struck a deer on Thursday at 4:56 a.m. near the reservoir on Walnut Street. The driver was not injured but there was slight damage to the truck. The deer appeared to be dead.

Gunfire at Mall

Square One Mall security reported someone shot out the windows to Best Buy and the Wow Gym on Thursday at 2:58 p.m. Officer dispatched, no suspects found.

North Shore gets money for road repairs

By GAYLA CAWLEY

Several North Shore communities were among the state’s towns and cities allocated Chapter 90 funding for local road repairs and resurfacing for FY18, according to an announcement from state legislators.

“Chapter 90’s annual allocation of state funds allow municipalities to continue to invest in local roads and bridges,” state Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) said in a statement. “This continued investment into infrastructure helps improve the quality of life for citizens.”

Lynn received more than $1.5 million in Chapter 90 funding. Other communities also receiving Chapter 90 funding include Saugus with $642,035, Marblehead with $455,615, Lynnfield with $417,697, Swampscott with $295,854, and Nahant with $92,135.

Gino Cresta, Swampscott department of public works director and assistant town administrator, said Town Meeting members will also be asked to approve $200,000 in non-Chapter 90 road repair funding on Monday, for the town’s road service management system.

Cresta said the Chapter 90 and non-Chapter 90 funding will go strictly toward paving streets, including Sampson Avenue, Eureka Avenue, Fairview Avenue, Pleasant Street, Greenwood Avenue, Bay View Avenue, Cedar Hill Terrace, Sunset Drive, and Lawrence Terrace.

Getting the lead out in Malden

“It’s important to our communities that we are able to provide this helpful funding just as the road construction heats up,” state Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead) said in a statement. “Nobody likes potholes, so it’s good for everyone for road work to get underway.”

State Rep. Daniel Cahill (D-Lynn) said in a statement “we worked tirelessly as a delegation to ensure the city of Lynn received more funding this year than last, because without this money, the city would not be able to pave or repair any of our roads or sidewalks.”

“I’m very pleased that the state continues to provide these much-needed funds for our local transportation infrastructure,” state Rep. Brendan Crighton said in a statement. “This investment will help people safely get to where they need to go, while at the same time benefitting our local economy.”

State Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) said in a statement she was “particularly pleased at the funding Saugus will receive for its roads, and I’m sure the town will direct these funds in needed areas.”


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Police log: 5-12-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

James Adams, of 8 Elizabeth St., Mattapan, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny from person and kidnapping at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday.

Vincent Gennari, of 4 Hanson St., Salem, was arrested on warrant charges of daytime breaking and entering for a felony, assault and battery and larceny at 10:11 a.m. Thursday.

Juan Luna-Percel, 36, of 7 Liberty Square, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession with intent to distribute, Class B drug possession with intent to distribute and disorderly conduct at 12:38 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern Avenue and Timson Street; at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday at 10 Farrar St.; at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday at Hanover and Johnson streets; at 7:16 a.m. Thursday at 90 High Rock St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday on Moulton Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at 796 Western Ave.; at 6:16 a.m. Thursday at 15 Salem St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday at 126 Union St.; at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday at 42 Raddin Grove Ave.; at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday at 65 Centre St.; at 10:49 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern Avenue and Upham Road; at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday at 60 Boston St.; at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at 12 Michigan Ave.; at 6:54 a.m. Thursday at 27 Sagamore St.; at 10:31 a.m. Thursday at 1 George St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday on Central Square.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday at 126 Union St.; at 7:51 p.m. Wednesday at 128 Union St.; at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Washington St.; at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday at 126 Union St.

A report of a robbery at 3:34 a.m. Thursday at 7 Liberty Square.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday at 32 Hamilton Ave.

Police log: 5-11-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:11 p.m. Wednesday on West Shore Drive.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported he was working on the floats at Devereux Beach and stated there was a gray car tucked into the floats and felt they were doing drugs.

A report of a disturbance at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday on West Shore Drive.

A report of a neighbor dispute at 3:54 p.m. Wednesday on Prospect Street. A caller reported there was a device on his neighbor’s property that sets off a sound that is meant to keep animals away from the house. He stated the noise is loud and it hurts everyone’s ears as they walk by. He stated that he stepped onto her property to turn the machine off and was met by the woman “who yelled and screamed at him and became hostile.” She proceeded to turn the device back on. He also stated that the woman at one point “began to come towards me and throw what looked like a towel.”


PEABODY

Arrests

Geso Maia Dasilva, 38, of 8 Beverly Commons, Apt. 9, Beverly, was arrested and charged with failure to display owner’s name and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 12:57 p.m. Thursday.

Davary Xavier Jones, 20, of 76 Franklin St., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled with injury and on a warrant at 11:03 a.m. Thursday.

Daniel Theodhori, 18, of 22 Redberry Lane, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and obstructed/nontransparent window at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday.

Kristi Theodhori, 21, of 22 Redberry Lane, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on a warrant at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Sunoco at 1 Lynn St.; at 3:14 p.m. Wednesday at 84 Lynnfield St. and 74 County St.; at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday at Meineke Auto Care Center at 241 Newbury St.; at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday at 401 Lowell St. and 1 Meadowview Road; at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday at 564 Lowell St.; at 9:54 a.m. Thursday at 7 Summit St. and 33 Centennial Drive. A truck hit a pole.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday at 232 Washington St.; at 7:28 a.m. Thursday at Holiday Inn at 1 Newbury St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle at 11:06 am. Thursday at 2 Sawyer St. and 79 Lowell St. One person was taken to Lahey Hospital; at 12:26 p.m. Thursday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday at 75 Central St. An officer was flagged down by a person who reported a group on the side of the building possibly had a knife. Police reported the group was watching their children at the playground and there were no weapons present; at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday at 47 Shore Drive. A caller reported a man pulling on car door handles.

A report of harassment at 7:46 p.m. Wednesday at 4 Longwood Ave. A caller reported that the previous homeowner has been driving by his house and banging on his door.

A report of a disturbance at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday at 14 Bourbon St.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 11:03 a.m. Thursday at 0 Central St. and 2 Main St. A black man reportedly knocked down and robbed an elderly man, and then ran from Main towards Central Street. Davary Xavier Jones, 20, was arrested.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:40 a.m. Thursday at 9A Rockdale Park. A vehicle had the air let out of its tires and all four brake lines were cut; at 9:01 a.m. Thursday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.


REVERE

Arrests

Itamar Batista Figueredo, 34, of 30 Augustus St., was arrested and charged with arson of a dwelling house at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:27 a.m. Wednesday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday on Sewall Street; at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday at Washington Avenue and Marble Street; at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at New Deal Social Club on Shirley Avenue. Rolando Antonio Verde, 37, of 123 Franklin St., Apt. 3, Chelsea, was summoned for operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked registration.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday on Winthrop Avenue; at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday at Domino’s Pizza on Broadway; at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday on Goodwin Avenue; at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday on Central Avenue.

Fire

A report of an arson at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday  on Augustus Street. Itamar Batista Figueredo, 34, was arrested for arson.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday on Beach Street; at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday on East Mountain Avenue; at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday at Dollar Tree on Squire Road; at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday on Stone Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday on Larkin Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday at Ellis and Central streets; at 4:56 a.m. Thursday on Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at 1 Hayden Road. A caller reported there was a suspicious vehicle parked outside his home with a smashed out window and running engine, but the vehicle appeared to be unoccupied. Police reported the vehicle was shut off, but they were unable to make contact with the registered owner.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road; at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at Essex Street and Mall Access Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday at 172 Norfolk Ave.

Locals boost Prep rugby past Belmont

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
St. John’s Brian Barrett from Peabody runs away from the Belmont defense down the sideline.

By HAROLD RIVERA 

DANVERS– After wins in its previous two matches, the St. John’s Prep rugby team rolled into Thursday afternoon’s game against Belmont on a high note. Thanks to a trio of locals, the good times continue for the Eagles.

Omar Guerrero of Marblehead, Harrison Hosker of Nahant and Brian Barrett of Peabody each scored tries for the Eagles en route to a 19-10 win over Belmont at Brother Linus Athletic Complex. The win puts the Prep at 3-1 on the season.

“We knew Belmont is a really well-coached team,” Prep coach Seelan Manickam said. “They usually rely on their speed and they did again today. They have a tough defense and they’re a tough opponent, all the time, for us.”

The Marauders took a 5-0 lead six minutes into the game when Joe Viale, Belmont’s scrum-half, scored the game’s first try. The ensuing kick was no good, but Belmont’s early lead gave the Marauders the start they were looking for.

“I’m proud of the way our guys played and carried themselves,” Belmont coach Greg Bruce said. “We knew that coming up here, it’s always an aggressive and competitive game. We were prepared for that, we just didn’t capitalize on some opportunities.”

That was the only lead Belmont would see in Thursday’s match, as St. John’s took over on Guerrero’s try in the 25th minute. Connor Robinson’s kick was good, giving the Eagles a 7-5 advantage. The score stayed at 7-5 at the halfway mark.

“We’re a team that sometimes, fresh out of the gate, especially offensively, we’re not attacking as strongly as I’d like us to,” Manickam said. “That’s something we’ll work on. Once our guys get going, we have a certain system we play. Once we get settled into our system, that’s when we take over.”

Six minutes into the second half, the Eagles found some breathing room. Hosker’s try, followed by Robinson’s kick, made it a nine-point Prep lead at 14-5.

Belmont stepped up and held it’s ground defensively, but the Eagles bumped their lead to 19-5 when Barrett, the Prep’s eight-man, took a quick tap-and-go and turned it into a try in the 70th minute of play.

“Brian’s one of the best players in the state right now,” Manickam said. “That was a good heads up play by him. He was very much aware of the situation and where the try-line was. That’s what you look for from your captains and your seniors, he delivered.”

Things got interesting when Sam Harris found the try-zone for the Marauders in the 78th minute, but Belmont missed the ensuing kick and the Eagles staved off the late rally to hold on for the win, 19-10.

“Credit to St. John’s Prep, they were able to put us under a lot of pressure,” Bruce said. “We missed a lot of our set pieces, our lineouts and our scrums. We fell off a bunch of our tackles. Those were the things that hurt us today.”

Belmont falls to 3-2 after the loss, but Bruce and his team walked away feeling proud after a late effort made it a close game again.

“We were pretty disheartened after a physical game like that,” Bruce said. “The last 10 minutes, our substitutes came on and they were really able to bring a lot of energy into the game. If you’re going to lose, to finish like that, that’s the way you want to do it.”

After dropping the season-opener to BC High, the Eagles have won three in a row and are right where they want to be.

“We’ve put ourselves in the driver’s seat moving forward,” Manickam said. “Not taking the rest of our opponents lightly, we’ll be tested against Xaverian and Lincoln-Sudbury for sure.”

The Eagles have already secured a playoff spot and are looking to earn the highest seed possible in their upcoming games. Manickam, in his third season at the helm of the Eagles, said the goal is to earn a home game in the team’s first playoff game.

The Prep’s strong season, Manickam noted, wouldn’t have been possible without the help of his coaching staff.

“My coaching staff is second to none,” Manickam said. “Part of this is the fact that we have coaches that really know what they’re doing. They bring a unique perspective to the boys on the team. Hats off to them. They bring knowledge to the players and really know how to connect to them.”

Police log: 5-11-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Mark Dipaolo, 25, of 112 S Hampton St., Boston, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and on a warrant charge of trespassing at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Jose Rodriguez, of 153 Intervale Road, Dorchester, was arrested on a warrant charge of witness intimidation at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Jose Sanchez, 33, of 44 Rockingham St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and possession of a knife with a blade over 2 ½ inches at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday.

Roy Seawright, 27, of 11 Courtney St. Fall River, was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday.

Resean Smith, 30, of 177 Essex St., was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm weapon, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and on warrant charges of unlawful improper storage of a firearm, receiving a firearm with a defaced number, carrying a loaded firearm weapon, daytime breaking and entering for a felony, attempt to commit a crime, assault and battery, and assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday at Sagamore and Washington streets; at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at 45 Boston St.; at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday at Parkland Avenue and Richardson Road; at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday at 732 Western Ave.; at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday at Commercial and South Common streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday at 45 Boston St.; at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Ford St.; at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Shepard St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday on Munroe Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday at 50 South Common St.; at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Story Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at 111 Washington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:09 p.m. Tuesday at Baltimore and Nahant streets; at 7:23 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Linwood St.; at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday at 41 Light St.; at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday at 50 South Common St.; at 8:48 a.m. Wednesday at 27 Beyer Place; at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday at Ernie’s Harvest Time at 597 Essex St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday at 36 Farrar St.; at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday on Bay View Avenue; at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday at 68 Exchange St.; at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday at 135 Ocean St.; at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday at 88 Oakwood Ave.; at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at 88 Green St.; at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday at 13 Essex St.; at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday at 15 Franklin St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday at 58 Maple St.; at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday at 9 Milton St.

Police log: 5-10-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday on Rolleston Road. A caller reported she was the friend of the owner, and was just shown a circle that was etched into the glass, as if someone tried to cut it with a glass cutter.


PEABODY

Arrests

Kimberly M. Carrasquillo, 26, of 114 Blaisdell St., Apt. 1, Haverhill, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 3:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Destiny Love Herrera, 18, of 77 Oak St. Lawrence, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant at 3:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday at Route 128 South and 208 Andover St.; at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday at 101 Main St. and 2 Washington St.; at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday at 550 Lowell St. and 232 Newbury St.

Complaints

A caller reported an elderly man hitchhiking at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at 76 Lake St.

A report of suspicious activity at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St. A caller reported there was a man looking into vehicles and approaching women

A caller reported his neighbor was destroying things on his property at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Larrabee Terrace.

A homeowner reported the contractors that are building a house next to his keep knocking down his fence and leaving trash in his yard at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Buford Road

A report of a disturbance at 11:54 p.m. Tuesday on Sherman Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday at Mini of Peabody at 209 Andover St. The manager of the dealership reported a sign and memory card were missing from the property; at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Omni Care at 2 Technology Drive. Security reported an employee admitted to stealing some prescription drugs.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday at Nordstrom at 210N Andover St. Taken from a vehicle was a purse and work computer.


REVERE

Arrests

Fatima Ouakrim, 20, of 92 Proctor Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 6:39 a.m. Tuesday.

Zachary Roldan, 22, of 170 Bellingham Ave., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and Class D drug possession with intent to distribute at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris M. Silva, 25, of 37 Davis St., was arrested and charged with motor vehicle operator refuses to identify self, disorderly conduct and crosswalk violation at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday.

Dominic I. Vega, 19, of 102 Blossom St., Chelsea, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, racing a motor vehicle, wanton destruction of property and leaving an accident scene after property damage at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:15 a.m. Monday at Wonderland Auto on North Shore Road; at 6:34 a.m. Monday at Broadway and Revere Street; at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Ward Street and Broadway; at 7:02 a.m. Tuesday at Endicott and Crest avenues; at 11:29 a.m. Tuesday on Lynn Marsh Road; at 7:31 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday pon Copeland Circle; at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday on Carey Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:49 p.m. Monday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street; at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday at Endicott and Bellingham avenues.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:13 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:25 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at East Boston Savings Bank on Broadway; at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday at Gasco Oil on Broadway; at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street; at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Chamberlain Avenue.

A report of indecent exposure at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday on Arcadia Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 2:26 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Avenue and Carmen Lane.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:03 p.m. Monday at Revere High School on School Street; at 7:36 p.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:04 p.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue; at 6:13 p.m. Monday on Winthrop Avenue; at 6:34 p.m. Monday on Douglas Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:26 p.m. Monday at 104 Main St. and 6 Vine St. A motor vehicle collision was reported, but police said the call was unfounded.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Glen Golf Course at 60 Water St. A caller reported a vehicle struck a boulder; at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday at York Ford at 1481 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday at 141 Central St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:27 a.m. Monday at 16 Jackson St. A caller reported an unknown person in her breeze way. A man asked her to call 911, due to four men trying to jump him carrying a knife; at 7:43 a.m. Monday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway. A woman from the motel reported a man came to the front desk claiming his motor vehicle was broken into, and a cellphone was stolen; at 1:49 p.m. Monday at 67 Bow St. A caller reported a man looking into her yard and home. When she came out of the house and confronted him, he ran down the street.

A report of a disturbance at 1:18 p.m. Monday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway; at 4:57 p.m. Monday at Lena’s Sandwich Shop at 496 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a six men fighting, with a baseball bat shown.

A report of a suspicious person at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday at Melrose Fish and Game Club on Cheever Avenue. Melrose Police reported a man walking down the street with a dead turkey and crossbow.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:01 p.m. Monday at Macy’s/Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. An employee as detained for about $800 in gift card fraud.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday at 41 Newhall Ave. A caller reported someone broke the windshield to her motor vehicle.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road.

Classical’s Adams shines in duel at Danvers

FILE PHOTO
Tori Adams and the Rams improved to 10-1 on the season. 

By MIKE ALONGI

DANVERS — It was a pitchers duel at Great Oaks Park on Wednesday afternoon, and it was Tori Adams and the Lynn Classical softball team who came out on top, 2-1, over Danvers. Adams pitched a complete game and gave up one run on seven hits with four strikeouts and five walks.

“The way that she pitched in the tough situations today, getting out of those innings when we needed her to, it just shows how much confidence she has and how much she’s grown over the past year,” said Classical coach Erica Richard. “Let’s just hope it carries us through the rest of the week, because we have some more tough games coming up.”

On the other side, Danvers pitcher Daria Papamechail also pitched a complete game, giving up two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts.

“Daria pitched well today, she was executing her pitches the whole game,” said Danvers coach Colleen Newbury. “We executed on that side of the ball, we just couldn’t really get the hits going at the right time today.”

The Rams struck first in the top of the second inning. After a leadoff double from Kayla Morrill, Papamechail struck out two straight batters and appeared to be on the verge of escaping the inning. But Emma DeJoie (2-for-3) knocked an RBI single to left field to put Classical up 1-0.

Danvers (9-3) came right back with a big threat in the bottom of the second, getting runners to first and second with no outs. But Adams came back and retired the next three batters in order to escape unscathed.

Classical (10-1) was right back at it in the top of the third. Rebecca Walker led off with a single and advanced to second on a sac-bunt by Johnna Calder. After Alaina Gridley popped out, Meghan Leavitt lined an RBI single up the middle to take a two-run lead.

The Falcons threatened once again in the bottom of the third, loading up the bases with just one out. Adams struck out the next batter for the second out, but then let a pitch get away and Erica Haibon raced in from third on the passed ball, making it 2-1. Runners then stood at second and third with two outs, but Adams forced a groundout to get out of the inning.

From there, both pitchers settled down. Papamechail retired 11 of the final 14 batters she faced, and Adams worked out of small jams in the bottom of the fifth and sixth.

In the bottom of the seventh, Danvers had its best chance to steal a win. The Falcons got runners to first and second with one out for Krista Kennedy, who rocketed a single to centerfield. The tying run likely would’ve scored on the play, but DeJoie made a great throw from centerfield to keep the runner on third and the bases loaded. Then Classical got a force out at the plate to once again save the run, and sealed the win on a groundout to Adams.

“This was a big game for us, not only because it was against a very good Danvers team but also because we were coming off our first loss of the year on Monday,” said Richard. “We knew we had to come out and get it going early, and we were able to put runners on and get out of tough innings when we needed to.”

From here, Classical will continue a tough week of games with a game against cross-town rival Lynn English this afternoon. Danvers will take on Marblehead this afternoon.

Marblehead voters make their selection

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Paul Jalbert posts election results.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEAD — The Town Election brought a new member to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, but also featured a low voter turnout.

Mark C. Moses Grader, chairman of the Finance Committee, was elected to a one-year term on the five-member board. He received the most votes of the Selectmen candidates with 1,899.

Grader has been a member of the Finance Committee for nine years, and chairman for the past five. He is the co-founder and managing partner of Little Harbor Advisors, an investment management firm based in Marblehead. He is married with two sons, who were educated through Marblehead schools.

“I’m very proud and honored to be elected, and it’s the culmination of a lot of teamwork and effort,” Grader said. “I’m just really pleased.”

The four incumbents — Jackie Belf-Becker, who serves as chairwoman, Harry Christensen Jr., Judith Jacobi, and James Nye — retained their seats. Nye received 1,807 votes, Jacobi had 1,783, Belf-Becker received 1,686, and Christensen had 1,535 ballots cast in his favor.

John Liming, a former selectman, was the other challenger, but did not gain a seat after receiving 819 votes.

Bret Murray was the other member of the Board of Selectmen up for re-election, but decided not to run for another term.

A term on the Board of Selectmen is only for one year, so incumbents have to run annually.

Voter turnout was 16 percent.

In switching boards, Grader said he was eager to go from an oversight role to a decision-making and executive role in Marblehead town government.

Grader said his No. 1 priority is to make sure Marblehead continues to be fiscally very sound. The financial health of the town is what makes every other initiative possible, he added.

Belf-Becker, an attorney, has lived in Marblehead for 41 years. She and her husband have been married for almost 43 years, and have two children who have gone through Marblehead Public Schools. She has been on the Board of Selectmen since 2005, and has been chairwoman for nine years, not all consecutively. Previously, she served six years on the School Committee, including three as chairwoman.

“I’m thrilled,” Belf-Becker said. “I’m very grateful to the voters for letting me serve another term … I think that we work really well together as a board and Moses will be a fabulous addition. I think that together, we do a good job for the town and that’s what matters most to all of us.”

Talking the talk about walking the walk

Belf-Becker said she would be focused on collective bargaining agreements, which all have to be renegotiated in early 2018, making sure that all budgetary needs continue to be met, and seeing what projects are coming down the pipeline.

Nye, a Marblehead native, is the president and CEO of National Grand Bank in Marblehead. He was first elected to the board in 2005. His three daughters were raised in the town.

Nye said it was a great honor to be re-elected. He said a fantastic team has been created, with the town administrator, finance director and the department heads.

“The town is really running efficiently,” he said. “I’m honored to keep it moving forward in a fiscally responsible manner. We welcome Moses to the team.”

Nye said the focus is always on the budget, and also said the priority would be on collective bargaining agreements.

Jacobi has served on the board since 2000. While running, she cited the importance of her years as a classroom teacher and a calm temperament that allows her to evaluate situations and listen to concerns.

“I’m very pleased,” Jacobi said. “It says a lot for the incumbents, and I think that altogether, we’re a good team.”

Going forward, Jacobi said her hope was to keep Marblehead the stable town that it is. Sometimes, she said, it’s more exciting to say people want change, but if the wheel is working, keep it rolling.

Christensen has served on the board for about 20 years since the 1990s on three different stints. He has been practicing law in Marblehead for more than 30 years. He is married with two children, and has three grandchildren. He has lived in Marblehead all his life, with the exception a year he spent in the United States Marine Corps.

Christensen was not at Abbot (Town) Hall for results or to comment on his re-election.  

In the only other contested race, Rufus Titus defeated Rose Ann Wheeler McCarthy 1,514 to 803 for a three-year term on the Cemetery Commission.

Other uncontested races were for Moderator, Assessors, Board of Health, Abbot Public Library Trustees, Municipal Light Commission, Planning Board, Recreation and Parks Commission, School Committee, and the Water and Sewer Commission.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

 

Police log: 5-10-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Derek Beaulieu, of 22 Range Heights Circle, was arrested on warrant charges of nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, disturbing the peace and Class C drug possession at 4:21 p.m. Monday.

Michael Bradley, 41, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and on warrants at 10:50 am. Tuesday.

Timothy Brown, 23, of 44 O’Callaghan Way, was arrested on a warrant at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday.

Alvin Carter, 37, of 84 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 7:16 p.m. Monday.

Rolando Nolasco, 25, of 5 Moulton St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Michael Peluso, 41, of 46 Michigan Ave., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and malicious wanton property defacement at 7:54 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:16 p.m. Monday at 435 Lynnway; at 3:38 p.m. Monday at 1 City Hall Square; at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Brimblecom Street and Western Avenue; at 6:29 p.m. Monday at 540 Chestnut St.; at 8:01 p.m. Monday at Cowdrey Avenue and Lynnfield Street; at 8:34 a.m. Tuesday on Tremont Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:17 p.m. Monday at 61 Lawton Ave.; at 10:43 p.m. Monday at Broad and Dexter streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:17 a.m. Monday at 108 Chatham St.; at 4:53 a.m. Tuesday at 40 Judge Road.

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:58 p.m. Monday at 524 Lynnfield St.; at 12:36 a.m. Tuesday at 40 Dexter St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:51 p.m. Monday at 46 Bennett St.; at 12:55 p.m. Monday at 50 Newhall St.; at 4:33 p.m. Monday at 72 Mall St.; at 4:50 p.m. Monday at 27 Sagamore St.; at 10:22 p.m. Monday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.; at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday at 138 North Common St.; at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday at 63 Lynnway; at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday at 157 Parkland Ave.; at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday at 358 Broadway.

A report of a gunshot at 10:40 p.m. Monday at 34 Nahant St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:05 p.m. Monday on Eastern Avenue; at 10:25 p.m. Monday on Newhall Street; at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday on Broad Street; at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on Farrar Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:19 p.m. Monday at 21 Whiting St.; at 2:13 p.m. Monday at 21 Howard St.; at 4:44 p.m. Monday at 14 Holland Ave.; at 11:53 am. Tuesday at 39 Newhall St.; at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Lake Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 3:52 p.m. Monday at 21 Howard St.

A report of a robbery at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday at 15 Salem St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:51 p.m. Monday at 11 Circle Ave.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday at 9A Lyman St.

Police log: 5-9-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:17 p.m. Friday at 71 Main St. and 1 Bay State Road; at 5:11 p.m. Friday on Condon Circle; at 6:07 p.m. Friday at Herb Chambers Cadillac at 395 North Broadway; at 3:09 p.m. Saturday on Condon Circle; at 1:11 p.m. Sunday at 347 Essex St. and 1 Pillings Pond Road; at 3:33 p.m. Monday on North Broadway; at 8:59 a.m. Tuesday at 511 Walnut St. and 199 Salem St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:54 p.m. Sunday at 100 Walnut St. and 425 Market St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:30 p.m. Friday at 120 Salem St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8 a.m. Monday at Caruso at 2 Northway. A caller reported the cause of the noise was that his garage door broke, which caused the loud bang he heard earlier; at 10:36 a.m. Monday on North Broadway.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 6:27 p.m. Sunday at Pump’n Pantry at 793 Main St.

A report of a larceny at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday at 805 Main St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrest

John F. Perry III, 73, of 5 Bessom St., was arrested on a warrant at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:23 p.m. Monday at Maple and Tedesco streets.

Complaints

A report of a person yelling for help at 6:19 p.m. Monday at Marblehead Harbor. Multiple callers reported a person yelling for help and they thought the person was in the water. The boat (Whaler) picked up the person in the water.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:55 p.m. Thursday on Valley Road; at 1:08 a.m. Monday at Nahant Rotary on Causeway.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 7:32 p.m. Saturday at Bass Point Apartments on Sea Breeze Lane.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:51 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Buttonwood Lane and 48 Andover St. A caller reported hearing a skidding car and a crash. Police reported there was no sign of an accident; at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Centennial Drive. A motorcycle vs. a car was reported.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday at Higgins Middle School at 85 Perkins St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:53 p.m. Monday at Maddy’s Car Wash at 300 Andover St.; at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday at 16 Silverleaf Way. A caller reported a suspicious woman in the parking lot. She noticed the woman several times over the last several days, and stated she was taking pictures of her and her child. Police reported the woman is a private investigator and is doing a follow-up on an accident from several years ago.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at 12 Winthrop St., A caller reported his motorcycle was stolen.

A report of a larceny at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday at 24 Hourihan St. A caller reported $1,200 was missing from her locked safe.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:41 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:27 p.m. Monday at 24 Phillips St.

Police log: 5-9-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Terrielynn Allard, 36, of 46 Cemetery Road, Baltic, Conn., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 3:06 p.m. Sunday.

Edwin Bravo, 28, of 140 Adams St., was arrested and charged with four counts of leaving the scene of property damage and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:09 a.m. Monday.

Michelle Knox, 30, of 30 Harwood St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, trespassing and on warrants at 7:06 p.m. Sunday.

Joel Sanchez, 29, of 2 Stephen St., was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer and unregistered motor vehicle at 7:11 p.m. Sunday.

Gary Taveres-Reyes, 24, of 192 Washington St., was arrested and charged with drinking in public and trespassing at 6:49 p.m. Sunday.

Francisco Taverez, 35, of 176 Beacon Hill Ave., was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law at 6:44 p.m. Sunday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:39 p.m. Sunday at 55 Fayette St.; at 1:32 p.m. Sunday at 181 North Common St.; at 8:16 a.m. Monday at 441 Chatham St.; at 8:19 a.m. Monday at 53 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:29 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Avenue and Ware Street; at 3:34 p.m. Sunday at 101 Light St.; at 4:18 p.m. Sunday at Bennett and Commercial streets; at 4:43 p.m. Sunday at 281 Western Ave.; at 4:44 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Street and Western Avenue; at 5:04 p.m. Sunday at Rockingham Street and Western Avenue; at 7:25 p.m. Sunday at Bowler and Ford streets; at 1:07 a.m. Monday at Nahant Rotary at 1 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:37 p.m. Sunday on Lewis Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 10:36 a.m. Monday on Union Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:27 p.m. Sunday at 118 New Park St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:55 p.m. Sunday at 37 Park St.; at 1:25 p.m. Sunday at 190 South Common St.; at 2:33 p.m. Sunday at Family Dollar at 140 Boston St.; at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at 66 Market Square; at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Heald Package at 6 Commercial St.; at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at 129 Oxford St.; at 12:31 a.m. Monday at 53 Smith St.; at 8:49 a.m. Monday at 79 Lake View Ave.; at 9:01 a.m. Monday at 22 Range Heights Circle; at 9:12 a.m. Monday at 118 Chatham St.; at 9:57 a.m. Monday at 75 Rockaway St.

A report of a gunshot at 4:07 a.m. Monday at 21 Laurel St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:10 p.m. Sunday on Ames Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at 45 Sadler St.; at 5:43 p.m. Sunday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 5:39 a.m. Monday at 70 Market Square; at 6:47 a.m. Monday at 44 Estes St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:55 p.m. Sunday at 55 Cedar St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:02 a.m. Monday at 15 Holyoke St.

Police log: 5-8-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:25 a.m. Sunday at Pleasant and Devereux streets.

Complaints

A caller reported that his wife was locked in the bathroom at 11:56 a.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue. Police reported entry was gained.

A report of a disturbance at 5:46 p.m. Sunday on Pond Street.

A caller reported a woman was locked in her room because the doorknob fell off at 7:56 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street. Police reported entry was gained.

A report of an unknown vehicle in the condo at 8:55 p.m. Sunday on Green Street. A caller reported an upholstery truck parked in the lot for condo owners and didn’t recognize it. Earlier in the day, she had gone outside and saw a man working on the van, and he declined her assistance when she asked. He also stated that he lived in the condo. Her concern was that she had never seen the man before and felt it was a close-knit condo complex. She wanted to report him as suspicious since she had never seen the truck there before.


PEABODY

Arrests

Nicholas A. Kalivas, 19, of 70 Gardner St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 1 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:07 p.m. Sunday at Northeast Arc at 209 Lowell St. One person was taken to Salem Hospital and a juvenile was taking to North Shore Children’s Hospital; at 6:18 p.m. Sunday at 295 Forest St. and 133 Newbury St.; at 6:54 a.m. Monday on King Street; at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Petco at 10 Sylvan St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:26 p.m. Sunday at 23 Clement Ave.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 6:09 p.m. Sunday on Oak Street. A caller reported the bartender was assaulted by a customer. April B. Paolini, 46, of 35 Tremont St., Apt. 3, was summoned for assault and battery.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at 33 Roosevelt Ave. and 42 Russell St.; at 12:19 a.m. Monday at 317 Lynnfield St.; at 12:25 a.m. Monday at 43 Shore Drive; at 3:25 a.m. Monday at Extended Stay America at 200 Jubilee Drive. A caller reported a woman yelling for help and a naked man running around the parking lot. The manager reported the naked man came to the front desk and reported being locked out of his room, stating that he was “set up.” The room was registered to a woman. Police reported the man was not aware the woman involved was a prostitute and her pimp came and took her from the scene.

Fire

A report of a fire at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the basement at 1 Washington Place. Police reported everything was in order and the furnace was the cause.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:20 p.m. Sunday on Main Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:51 p.m. Sunday at 8 Basford Court. A caller reported her former boyfriend stole one of her cellphones. Police reported the man agreed to return the phone.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:58 a.m. Monday at 33 Felton St. A caller reported damage to his motor vehicle. Police reported a BB broke the window to the car and there were no suspects.


REVERE

Arrests

Thomas G. Bulger, 29, of 23 Broad St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 2:13 a.m. Saturday.

Brian J. Carmichael, 34, of 3 Perkins Ave., Reading, was arrested on warrants at 8:21 p.m. Sunday.

Franklin Escobar Gonzales, 31, of 34 Pacific St., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license at 12:42 p.m. Friday.

Nicholas Murcia, 34, of 39 Boylston St., Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 7:52 p.m. Saturday.

Ivonne M. Rodriguez, 21, of 19 Dix St., Apt. 2, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with disorderly person and assault and battery on a police officer at 2:07 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:50 a.m. Friday at Route 1 Shell on Bennett Highway; at 3:22 p.m. Friday on Brown Circle; at 3:48 p.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street; at 5:01 p.m. Friday at Robert Road and School Street; at 10:26 p.m. Friday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 2:13 a.m. Saturday at Squire Lounge on Squire Road; at 2:55 a.m. Saturday at Broadway and Beach Street. Fernando Tomaz, 20, of 25 Fenno St., Apt. 1, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 1:38 p.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue; at 1:42 p.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 2:12 p.m. Saturday on Malden Street; at 8:53 p.m. Saturday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway; at 4:44 p.m. Sunday at Target on Furlong Drive; at 6:42 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Rumney Road; at 9:11 p.m. Sunday at Patriot Parkway and Davis Street; at 10:08 p.m. Sunday at Speaker Box Stereo Unlimited on North Shore Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:10 p.m. Friday on Brown Circle; at 12:03 a.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:57 a.m. Saturday on Crest Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:08 p.m. Saturday on Beachland Avenue; at 9:49 p.m. Sunday on Kimball Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:55 p.m. Saturday at Ocean Gate Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 11:53 p.m. Sunday on Vane Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:34 a.m. Friday at Wonderland Entertainment on North Shore Road; at 1:57 p.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 3:33 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 6:37 p.m. Friday at Shirley Avenue Apartments on Shirley Avenue; at 6:51 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 12:50 a.m. Saturday on Centennial Avenue; at 1:10 a.m. Saturday on Fenno Street; at 1:36 a.m. Saturday at Margarita’s Restaurant on American Legion Highway; at 1:49 a.m. Saturday at Cinco de Mayo on Centennial Avenue; at 2:07 a.m. Saturday at Squire Lounge on Squire Road; at 5:43 p.m. Saturday at Revere Beach Train Station on Shirley Avenue; at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at Vinal Street and Revere Beach Parkway; at 11:06 p.m. Saturday at Antonia’s at the Beach on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 12:47 a.m. Sunday on Hichborn Street; at 1:52 a.m. Sunday on Thornton Street; at 2:06 a.m. Sunday on Reservoir Avenue; at 6:37 a.m. Sunday on Yeamans Street; at 9:57 p.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 1:01 a.m. Saturday on Washington Street; at 8:16 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 5:35 p.m. Sunday on Squire Road; at 10:58 p.m. Sunday on Emmet Terrace.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 5:56 a.m. Friday on Walnut Avenue; at 10:39 a.m. Saturday on Atwood Street; at 8:51 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Citgo on Broadway; at 9:09 p.m. Sunday at Action Towing on Broadway.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 9:13 a.m. Saturday at Municipal Parking Lot on Central Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:39 a.m. Sunday at Dashwood Park on Dashwood Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:53 p.m. Friday at 15 Linwood St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:02 p.m. Friday at Ballard Street and Eastern Avenue. A caller reported a coyote crossed in front of his vehicle and he lost control.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:21 a.m. Sunday at Santander Bank at 323 Broadway. A two-car accident was reported. Two people were taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 4:42 p.m. Sunday at 577 Lincoln Ave. A head-on collision was reported. Two people were taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 9:18 p.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:07 p.m. Friday at 3 Butterfield Road. A caller reported his father-in-law’s home may have been broken into because the door was pried open. Police reported a confirmed break; at 2:59 p.m. Friday at 2404 Founders Way. A caller reported damage to her garage door and thought it was done deliberately.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Guild Road and Richard Street. A caller reported two men looking into a car window and acting out of the ordinary, walking up and down Richard Street.

A report of a disturbance at 11:10 p.m. Friday at McDonald’s at 738 Broadway; at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at 120 Essex St.; at 10:27 p.m. Saturday at LA Fitness at 1450 Broadway. A caller reported a bald man jumping in front of cars; at 4 a.m. Sunday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway; at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Alto Decor at 799 Broadway.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:26 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America at 1093 Broadway. A caller reported a man attempting to pry open an ATM in front of the business. Police reported the man works for the company and was servicing the machine.

Vandalism

A smashed TV was reported in one of the rooms at 12:20 p.m. Sunday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway.

 

Marblehead voters Select tomorrow

FILE PHOTO
The Town House at 1 Market Square, Marblehead, Precinct 1’s polling location.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEAD The Board of Selectmen race highlights the Town Election on Tuesday, with six candidates vying for five seats.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling locations are at The Town House, 1 Market Square, for Precinct 1; The Masonic Temple, 62 Pleasant St., for Precincts 2 and 3; and The Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey St., for Precincts 4, 5 and 6.

A term on the five-member board of selectmen is only for one year, so incumbents have to run annually. Four incumbents — Jackie Belf-Becker, who serves as chairwoman, Harry Christensen Jr., Judith Jacobi and James Nye — are running for re-election. Bret Murray decided not to run for another term. John Liming and Mark C. Moses Grader, chairman of the Finance Committee, are the two challengers looking to get on the board.

Belf-Becker, an attorney, has lived in Marblehead for 41 years. She and her husband have been married for almost 43 years, and have two children who have gone through the Marblehead Public Schools. She is running for her 13th term on the Board of Selectmen and has been chairwoman for nine years, not all consecutively. Previously, she served six years on the School Committee, including three as chairwoman.

She said previously an experienced board is best able to handle collective bargaining agreements, which all have to be renegotiated in early 2018.

Jacobi, who has served on the board since 2000, said previously that it was important to live within a budget so the town doesn’t have to ask for a Proposition 2½ override. She said her years as a classroom teacher are important, along with a calm temperament that allows her to evaluate situations and listen to concerns.

Christensen has served on the board for about 20 years since the 1990s on three different stints. He has been practicing law in Marblehead for more than 30 years. He is married with two children, and has three grandchildren. He has lived in Marblehead all of his life, with the exception of a year he spent in the United States Marine Corps.

Nye, a Marblehead native, is the president and CEO of National Grand Bank in Marblehead. He was first elected to the board in 2005. His three daughters were raised in the town.

The four incumbents talked about being fiscally responsible, while delivering the services residents have come to expect.

Grader has been a member of the finance committee for nine years, and chairman for the past five. He is the co-founder and managing partner of Little Harbor Advisors, an investment management firm based in Marblehead. He is married with two sons, who were educated through Marblehead schools.

Grader said previously the financial health of the town is the No. 1 issue, as the quality of services residents have come to expect cannot be maintained without strong and well-managed financial resources.

Liming, a former selectman, said previously that he would focus on fixing sidewalks so children can walk to school safely. He also stated that he would work on giving more transparency, offering selectmen hours at town hall. If elected, he said it was his hope that he could open the gateway for other residents who may want to run for public office.

The only other contested race is for the Cemetery Commission. Rose Ann Wheeler McCarthy and Rufus Titus are each vying to fill an open seat for a three-year term.

Other uncontested races are for Moderator, Assessors, Board of Health, Abbot Public Library Trustees, Municipal Light Commission, Planning Board, Recreation and Parks Commission, School Committee, and the Water and Sewer Commission.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Police log: 5-8-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Steve Almonor, 24, of 500 North Shore Road, Peabody, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, drug possession with intent to distribute, Class C drug possession, conspiracy to violate the drug law, armed assault to rob, extortion by threat of injury, witness intimidation, malicious wanton property defacement and on a warrant charge of selling liquor to a person under 21 at 6:56 p.m. Saturday.

Heriberto Felix, 19, of 18 Bond St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, armed assault to rob, extortion by threat of injury, witness intimidation and malicious wanton property defacement at 7:35 p.m. Saturday.

Michelle Forgione, 32, of 95 Pleasant St., was arrested and charged with motor vehicle breaking and entering with theft at 11:44 p.m. Saturday.

Wilfrin Hiciano, of 31 Broad St., was arrested on warrant charges of false firearm license/ID card, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful improper storage of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card at 8:03 a.m. Saturday.

Terrel Payne, 22, of 95 Woodman St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, armed assault to rob, extortion by threat of injury, witness intimidation and malicious wanton property defacement at 7:28 p.m. Saturday.

Shad Ventura, 20, of 196 Euclid Ave., was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card, assault with a dangerous weapon, armed assault to rob, extortion by threat of injury, conspiracy to violate the drug law, witness intimidation and malicious wanton property defacement at 7:11 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:25 a.m. Friday at 79 Bennett St.; at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at 47 Amity St.; at 8:13 p.m. Saturday at 444 Essex St.; at 8:50 p.m. Saturday at 31 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:44 p.m. Friday at 484 Western Ave.; at 4:23 p.m. Friday at Cottage and Hood streets; at 8:41 p.m. Friday at Congress Street and Western Avenue; at 2:06 p.m. Saturday at 141 Euclid Ave.; at 10:44 p.m. Saturday at Buchanan Bridge on Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:26 p.m. Friday at Casey’s Shell at 122 Boston St.; at 1:35 p.m. Friday at 269 Union St.; at 2:37 p.m. Friday at High and Oxford streets; at 3:20 p.m. Friday at 280 Union St.; at 4:48 p.m. Friday at Stanwood Street and Western Avenue; at 4:55 p.m. Friday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 5:24 p.m. Friday at 69 Grant St.; at 5:27 p.m. Friday at 49 Western Ave.; at 6:36 p.m. Friday at Radio Shack on State Street; at 1:49 a.m. Saturday at 288 Chestnut St.; at 1:50 a.m. Saturday at 290 Chestnut St.; at 11:24 a.m. Saturday at 758 Boston St.; at 12:41 p.m. Saturday at 12 South St.; at 12:44 p.m. Saturday on North Common Street; at 1:01 p.m. Saturday at 86 South Common St.; at 3:31 p.m. Saturday at 85 Lynnway; at 4:54 p.m. Saturday at 144 Williams Ave.; at 5:34 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut and Mason streets; at 6:51 p.m. Saturday at Domino’s Pizza at 707 Western Ave.; at 6:52 p.m. Saturday at 5 Norwood Terrace; at 10:16 p.m. Saturday at 85 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 3:36 p.m. Friday on O’Callaghan Way.

A report of an assault at 2:47 p.m. Saturday on Whiting Street; at 4:16 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue.

A report of an assault and battery at 8:22 p.m. Saturday on Cottage Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at 71 Pine Grove Ave.; at 11:27 p.m. Saturday on Shepard Street.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:23 a.m. Saturday at 107 Nahant St.; at 9:31 a.m. Sunday at 63 Washington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:09 p.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 80 Boston St.; at 6:03 p.m. Friday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 6:09 p.m. Friday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 6:27 p.m. Friday a 48 Newhall St.; at 10:52 p.m. Friday at 30 Empire St.; at 12:24 a.m. Saturday at 10 Stephen Terrace; at 12:51 a.m. Saturday at 120 Hamilton Ave.; at 12:56 a.m. Saturday at 22 Massachusetts Ave.; at 1:33 a.m. Saturday at 10 Stephen Terrace; at 1:45 a.m. Saturday at 75 Haviland Ave.; at 3:31 a.m. Saturday at 121 Lawton Ave.; at 7:59 a.m. Saturday at 12 Chase St.; at 11:38 a.m. Saturday at 41 Light St.; at 12:27 p.m. Saturday at 50 Central Ave.; at 2:07 p.m. Saturday at 111 New Park St.; at 3:46 p.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 50 Western Ave.; at 4:03 p.m. Saturday at 22 Flint St.; at 6:37 p.m. Saturday at 26 Union St.; at 7 p.m. Saturday on Bassett Street; at 8:14 p.m. Saturday at Hines Liquors at 518 Western Ave.; at 8:28 p.m. Saturday at 16 Southside Ave.; at 10:58 p.m. Saturday at 120 Liberty St.; at 12:38 a.m. Sunday on Barrett Street; at 1:13 a.m. Sunday at 207 Chestnut St.; at 10:31 a.m. Sunday at 279 Maple St.; at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Compare Supermarket at 2 Adams St. Extension.

A report of a gunshot at 1:25 a.m. Sunday at Eutaw and Western avenues; at 1:24 a.m. Sunday at Eutaw Avenue and Goodridge Street.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:36 p.m. Friday on Holland Avenue; at 10:22 p.m. Friday on Essex Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:05 p.m. Friday at 124 Central Ave.; at 7:11 p.m. Friday at 29 Congress St.; at 1:19 p.m. Saturday at 19 Union St.; at 5:14 p.m. Saturday at 5 Elmwood Ave.

A report of a robbery at 3:17 p.m. Saturday at 126 Franklin St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 7:21 p.m. Saturday on Curwin Circle.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:23 p.m. Saturday at 40 Broad St.; at 7:04 a.m. Sunday at 32 Astor St.

A report of vandalism at 11:39 p.m. Saturday at 29 Astor St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Andre E. Dick-Williams, 23, of 11 Vine St., Apt. 2, was arrested on warrants at 10:14 p.m. Friday.

Stephanie Lynne Miller, 22, of 73 Linden St., Salem, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to stop/yield at 6:02 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:02 p.m. Friday at Smith and Pleasant streets. An accident with injuries was reported. Stephanie Lynne Miller, 22, of Salem, was arrested for OUI liquor.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:19 p.m. Friday on Green Street.

A caller reported there was a man wearing sunglasses, a backpack and hoodie while walking a yellow labrador at 7:41 a.m. Saturday at Pond and Green streets. She thought it was suspicious because it was so overcast out. She said he was headed toward Green on Pond Street, and was going to double back to check his location. Police reported there was nothing suspicious in the area.

A caller reported while driving by, she noticed a group of kids inside a tan vehicle smoking marijuana at 3:04 p.m. Saturday on Old Salem Road, and wanted an officer to check it out. Police reported there was no evidence of drug activity after speaking with the people involved.

A caller reported erratic operation of a BMW dirt bike at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue. A caller reported she was cut off by the library and when the road turned into the double lanes in front of the Veterans School, she almost hit the bike. The rider kicked her car. A second caller reported the bike passed him going 50 mph.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:36 p.m. Saturday on Sharon Road. A caller reported he witnessed a driver get out of a parked SUV and get into another SUV. He stated it appeared as though there might have been a drug deal happening. The caller stated he flashed a light at the car and the vehicle took off with the other car still left behind. Citations for issued for marijuana possession to the involved people.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:08 p.m. Saturday on Front Street. A woman reportedly had some money taken while she was in the bathroom.


PEABODY

Arrests

Kevin M. Blade, 25, of 35 Collins St., Apt. 41, Danvers, was arrested and charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property, OUI liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, trespassing, disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 10:10 p.m. Saturday.

Ashley L. Blake, 27, of 126 Dartmouth St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and marked lanes violation at 8:32 p.m. Friday.

Carlooman-Vazquez Jrs R., 23, of 5213 Avalon Drive, was arrested on a warrant at 9:35 a.m. Saturday.

Jenny Saenz, 37, of 15 Abruzzi St., Revere, was arrested on warrants at 8:51 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:07 p.m. Friday at 97 Winona St. and 43 Lake St.; at 8:32 p.m. Friday at Peabody Fire Department Engine 5 at 27A Lynn St. Ashley L. Blake, 27, of Lynn, was arrested for OUI liquor; at 10:17 p.m. Friday at Higgins Middle School at 85 Perkins St.; at 2:32 a.m. Saturday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.; at 12:32 p.m. Saturday at 357 Lowell St. and 64 Proctor Circle; at 1:52 p.m. Saturday at 286 Washington St. and 2 Granite St.; at 3:52 p.m. Saturday at 2 Sawyer St. and 36 Railroad Ave.; at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at 312 Lowell St. and Route 128 South; at 6:39 a.m. Sunday at Richland Convenience Store at 272 Lynn St. A two-car accident was reported. A fire hydrant and guardrail were damaged in front of 265 Lynn St. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital. Sara Ann Thompson, 31, was cited for operating with a suspended license; at 12:38 p.m. Sunday at Su Chang’s at 373 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:12 p.m. Friday at T.J. Maxx at 300 Andover St.; at 8:06 p.m. Friday at 0 Lynnfield St. and 147 Summit St.; at 7:34 a.m. Saturday at 12 Downing Road; at 10:47 a.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St.

A report of operating under the influence of liquor at 10:10 p.m. Saturday at 145 Main St. Multiple callers reported a vehicle struck a tree. The driver fled on foot down Pierpont Street. Kevin M. Blade, 25, of Danvers, was arrested for OUI liquor and other charges.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:37 p.m. Friday at Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St. A caller was upset because a random man was trying to teach him how to raise his children; at 6:28 p.m. Friday at Food Court at 210F Andover St.; at 11:36 p.m. Friday at 43 Shore Drive; at 3:06 a.m. Saturday at Homewood Suites at 57 Newbury St. A caller reported her daughter called her yelling that she needed help from the hotel; at 5:10 a.m. Saturday at Whispering Meadows at 278 Newbury St.; at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.; at 9:53 p.m. Saturday at 5 Bragg St.; at 11 p.m. Saturday on Wayne Road. A caller reported kids were playing basketball; at 1:58 a.m. Sunday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St. A man was reportedly on a bender for two days and just shot coke for the first time. He was taken to Salem Hospital; at 2:14 a.m. Sunday at Holiday Inn at 1 Newbury St.; at 12:29 p.m. Sunday at 23 Goldberg St.

A report of suspicious activity at 4:50 p.m. Saturday at The Cheesecake Factory at 210C Andover St. A caller reported a young child left alone in a vehicle. Police reported the child had forgotten their coat in the restaurant and the parent had run back in to retrieve it; at 10:07 p.m. Saturday on Cleveland Road. A caller reported three people, about 16 years old, were ringing the doorbell and then trying to open the front door of the residence.

A report of gunshots at 1:12 p.m. Sunday at 25 Hamilton Road. A caller reported hearing two gunshots in the area. Police checked the area and reported the call was unfounded.

Theft

A report of a stolen bicycle at 6:48 p.m. Friday at Tannery Gardens at 111 Foster St. A stolen silver mountain bike was reported.

A report of a larceny at 6:23 p.m. Saturday at 72 Central St. A caller reported her iPhone was missing and her ex-boyfriend may have taken it.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:20 p.m. Saturday at 6 Silverleaf Way. A caller reported he thought he heard a gunshot and his window broke. An officer reported the outer part of the double pane window was possibly damaged by a rock, but there was no evidence of a gunshot.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Jose Iraola, 32, was arrested and charged with license not in possession, no inspection/sticker and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

Shane Hicks, 23, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield, speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor at 10:32 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:35 a.m. Friday at 5 Paradise Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:11 a.m. Friday on Railroad Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:41 p.m. Saturday at 64 Pine St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 3:59 a.m. Sunday at 79 Roy St.

Irene C. Nagle, 85

SWAMPSCOTT Irene C. (Murphy) Nagle, 85, of Swampscott and formerly of Marblehead and Topsfield, passed away May 4, 2017, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. A loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend, she’ll be missed by many.

Born in Everett, Irene was raised in Everett and Saugus and summered in Scituate as a child. A Salem State College graduate, she taught in the Everett Public Schools before starting her family. Along with her husband, William, she raised her family in Topsfield, where they resided for more than 25 years. Throughout her life Irene continued to impart life’s lessons and remained devoted to her faith.

Irene was the beloved wife of William A. Nagle. The couple shared more than 54 years of marriage. She was the mother of John W. of Randolph and Peter A. and his wife Lynn of Wakefield. She was predeceased by a son, Paul W. The daughter of the late George and Marguerite (Mulledy) Murphy, Irene was the sister of Rita (Frank) Madigan of Sandwich, George (Jacqueline) Murphy of Sarasota, Fla. and the late Mary Louise (Lawrence) Cronin.

Service information: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead on Tuesday, May 9 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow in Our Lady Star of the Sea Cemetery, Marblehead. Visitation will be held at the EUSTIS AND CORNELL Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street Marblehead prior to Mass on Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To share a memory of Irene or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit Eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.

 

Police log: 5-6-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Taofeek Liad of 169 Euclid Ave. was arrested on warrant charges of uttering a false check at 10:44 a.m Thursday.

Austin Martinez of 3 Oxford Terrace was arrested on warrant charges of larceny at 4:36 p.m. Thursday.

Maria Serraro  of 23 Rockmere Gardens was arrested on out of town warrant charges at 7:47 p.m. Thursday.

Damon Lewis of 13 Beaudry Terrace was arrested for violating the city’s knife ordinance at 7:53 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident on Oxford Street at 2:37 p.m. Thursday; at 678 Washington St. at  2:44 p.m. Thursday.; at Eastern Avenue and Western Avenue at 2:47 p.m. Thursday; at the MBTA Garage on Western Avenue at 3:18 p.m. Thursday; at Houghton Street and Orchard Street at 6:48 p.m. Thursday; a hit and run motor vehicle accident at Minot Street and Western Avenue at 7:21 p.m. Thursday; A hit and run motor vehicle accident at 3 Lynnfield Street at 12:37 a.m. Friday; A motor vehicle accident at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street at 9:18 a.m. Friday; A motor vehicle accident at 74 Central Ave at 10:07 a.m. Friday.

Assaults

A report of an assault on Chestnut Street at 9:14 p.m. Thursday;

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity on Magnolia Avenue at 10:02 a.m. Thursday; of trespassing at 128 S Common Street at 10:35 a.m. Thursday; a disturbance at Munroe Street and Washington Street at 4:29 p.m. Thursday; of gang activity on Woodman Street at 7:56 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance on State Street at 7:56 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance on Ford Street at 8:20 p.m. Thursday; of suspicious activity on Eastern Avenue at 8:44 p.m. Thursday;

Theft

A report of larceny at Planet Fitness on Boston Street at 11:15 p.m. Thursday; of motor vehicle theft at 353 Union St. at 8:10 a.m. Friday;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 16 Tudor St. at 9:11 a.m. Friday.

Police log: 5-5-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A woman walked into the police station and asked to speak with an officer at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday. Woman would not give her address or say what it was regarding. She asked police to speak with her outside. Once outside, she opened her trunk and gave police a pellet gun belonging to her son that she wanted to turn in for destruction.


PEABODY

Arrests

Claire Rolbi Marte-Saint, 31, of 13 Keys Dr., was arrested at 11:22 a.m. on Dooling Circle Friday and charged with heroin/morphine/opium trafficking in conspiracy to violate drug law

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Mcdonald’s on Main Street at 8:23 a.m. Friday; of a motor vehicle accident at 10 Holten Street at 9:22 a.m. Friday; at 300 Andover St at 11:05 a.m. Friday; at Lowell Street and Prospect Street at 12:05 p.m. Friday.

Assaults

A caller reported that her son was assaulted by another child at 4 p.m. Thursday. Police stated that the party apologized and everybody is happy now.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:09 p.m. Thursday. A woman reports a suspicious motor vehicle in the area while her daughter was walking to school; A report of an unwanted female party by the name of Debbie in the kitchen area of 75 Central Street at 6:05 a.m. Friday. Police will contact Public Housing and resolve the issue.

Theft

A caller at 5:23 p.m. Thursday reported a backpack was stolen from the Latitudes Sports Club sometime on Wednesday.


REVERE

Arrests

A 15-year-old minor was arrested and charged with distribution of a class D drug and drug violation near a school or park at 11:01 a.m. Thursday;

Laura P. Baum, 30, was arrested at Revere House of Pizza on a warrant at 12:26 p.m. Thursday

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:52 a.m. Thursday at Cambridge Street and Park Avenue; At 4:03 p.m. at Staples on VFW Parkway; At 6:50 a.m. Friday at Route 1 Shell on Bennett Highway.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at St. Mary’s ballfield parking lot on Washington Avenue at 2:20 p.m. Thursday; a report of an animal complaint at McKinley School on Yeamans Street at 7:01 a.m. Thursday; a complaint at Caruso’s Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road 10:09 a.m. Thursday; at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue at 5:01 p.m. Thursday; a complaint of suspicious activity on Garfield Avenue at 7:44 p.m. Thursday; A report of a disturbance on Kingman Avenue at 8:34 p.m. Thursday; A report of suspicious activity on Pearl Avenue at 1:54 a.m. Friday.

Theft

A report of shoplifting at Walgreens on Broadway at 12:42 a.m. Thursday; an armed robbery on Florence Avenue at 12:58 p.m. Thursday.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a multiple vehicle motor vehicle accident at 11:40 a.m. Thursday on Main Street. One person was transported to Winchester Hospital, two people transported to Melrose- Wakefield hospital, and all involved vehicles towed; a report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:58 p.m. Thursday at Hooters on Broadway. Caller reports his vehicle was stuck while he was inside the restaurant.

Complaints

A caller reported her motorcycle was tampered with at 12:45 p.m. Thursday; a report of suspicious activity at 12:16 a.m. Friday at McDonalds on Broadway. Caller reports suspicious activity in the parking lot. Police determine the parking lot is being re-painted; Caller reports a male party left his taxi without paying at Lincoln Avenue at Oak Hill Road at 2:45 a.m. Friday. Driver is unsure of which door the male party entered.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Giovanni Rossi, 45, was arrested at 8:14 p.m. Thursday on warrant charges of assault and battery.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Norfolk Avenue and Paradise Road at 3:41 p.m. Thursday; of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at Fish house at 431 Humphrey St. at 8:13 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of a scam at 531 Humphrey St. at 3:39 p.m. Thursday; of suspicious activity on Railroad Avenue at 5:17 p.m. Thursday.

 

Police log: 5-5-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Taofeek Liad, of 169 Euclid Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of uttering a false check at 10:44 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday at Dana and Essex streets; at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Street and Western Avenue; at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday at 101 President St.; at 5:29 p.m. Wednesday at Barrett and Boston streets; at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday at 350 Boston St.; at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday at Bessom and Essex streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday at 105 Laighton St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Breed Street and Hovey Terrace.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday on Empire Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday on Beacon Hill Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:52 a.m. Thursday at 340 Parkland Ave.; at 3:34 a.m. Thursday at 132 Tracy Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday at 52 Burrill Ave.; at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday at CVS at 200 South Common St.; at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 10:57 p.m. Wednesday on High Rock Street; at 2:49 a.m. Thursday at 124 Green St.; at 2:56 a.m. Thursday at 21 West Green St.; at 7:59 a.m. Thursday at 7 Hanover St.; at 9:17 a.m. Thursday at 85 Munroe St.; at 12:19 p.m. Thursday at 95 Park St.

A report of a gunshot at 5:16 a.m. Thursday at Euclid and Lake View avenues.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:48 p.m. Wednesday at 20 Market Square; at 4:57 p.m. Wednesday at 39 Park St.; at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at Commercial and South Common streets; at 11:28 a.m. Thursday at 64 Baker St.; at 11:49 a.m. Thursday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 12:54 p.m. Thursday at 12 Portland St.; at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 551 Summer St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:24 a.m. Thursday at Bruno’s Bar at 854 Western Ave.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday at 13 Jackson Terrace.

Police log: 5-4-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported a man was acting suspicious. He was in the kitchen area of Dunkin’ Donuts and went out the back door. The caller reported the man was clearly not there to get coffee as he left without any; at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday on Schooner Ridge. A caller reported seeing someone sitting on the roof of a house and and walking on the ridge line, and was concerned about it. Police reported one of the family members was taking a picture of the sunset.

Theft

A package, with an item valued at $531.24, was reported stolen at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday on State Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday on Pond Street. A woman reported someone used checks from her closed account.

A report of stolen camera equipment at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday on Bessom Street.


PEABODY

Arrests

Felipe Rodriguez, 42, of 132 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no inspection/sticker at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday at Toomey’s Cleaners at 106 Lynn St.; at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday at Margin Street and Margin Terrace; at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday at 167 Lynn St. A man was taken to Salem Hospital; at 5:45 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central St.; at 8:39 a.m. Thursday at 39 Garden Road; at 12:18 p.m. Thursday at Starbucks at 240 Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at 754 Lowell St. A caller reported that a vehicle struck and damaged his shed.

Complaints

A report of threats at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday at Pearle Vision at 9 Sylvan St. An employee reported that a customer made threats to damage the store and left the store. Police spoke with the caller who reported the customer was unhappy with the service and stated that he would come back and spray paint the windows.

A report of a disturbance at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday on Coolidge Avenue. Darcy A. Bates, 48, of 6 Norfolk Ave., was summoned for assault and battery.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at 18 Oakland St. A caller reported her iPhone was stolen and pawned.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Munroe St. A caller reported his vehicle’s tires were slashed.


REVERE

Arrests

Anthony M. Gilardi, 20, of 3000 Alta Stone Place, Apt. 108, Melrose, was arrested and charged with failure to stop, OUI drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday at Priceless Sales on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Avenue and Dedham Street. Domenick A. Durbano, 19, of 67 Furness St., was summoned for operating recklessly so as to endanger and leaving an accident scene after property damage; at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday on Northshore Road; at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday on Grand Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:31 a.m. Wednesday at BK’s Bar & Grille on Ocean Avenue; at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway; at 3:02 p.m. Wednesday on Beachland Avenue; at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Park Avenue; at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday on Pomona Street; at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 6:24 a.m. Wednesday on Jordan Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings at 180 Main St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Elementary School at 25 Hurd Ave. A caller reported a group of youths fighting and recording each other at the school; at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday at Kmart at 180 Main St.

Fire

A report of a building fire at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday at 435 Walnut St. A caller reported a fire on the third floor of the building. A two-alarm fire in a three-story wood structure was reported.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Stanley Terrace. A woman reported her tires were slashed on the night of April 25.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Burrill St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday at Eastman Avenue and Essex Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday on Paradise Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Commonwealth Terrace.  

Ifs, ands, and abutters may force trail off Grid

COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured is a plan for the Swampscott rail trail.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — National Grid representatives have informed town officials that they will not voluntarily enter into a license with the town for a proposed rail trail within the company’s corridor.

Town Meeting members will be asked to approve a warrant article on May 15 requesting $850,000 for the design and engineering of the trail location within the National Grid corridor, as well as the legal fees and costs for acquisition of the easement rights.

The two-plus mile, 10-foot wide trail would run from the Swampscott Train Station to the Marblehead line at Seaview Avenue, connecting with the Marblehead rail trail, which also links to trails in Salem, officials said.

A recent email from a National Grid representative, Michael Guerin, was sent to Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald and director of community development Peter Kane in response to Kane’s April 6 email requesting a meeting to discuss the town’s proposed rail trail.

National Grid’s correspondence detailed the company’s concerns with the proposed trail, saying: “National Grid has property rights along the right-of-way proposed to be used for the rail trail.”

Guerin further stated in the email that the company has significant concerns about the opposition from neighbors along the right-of-way, and that National Grid has been contacted repeatedly by abutters and their legal counsel.

“These residents have been very vocal about their opposition to the rail trail and until such time as their objections have been resolved, National Grid does not feel it can voluntarily enter into a license with the town for the proposed trail,” Guerin wrote.

“If, however, the town of Swampscott intends to take the rail trail by eminent domain, then National Grid would meet with you to discuss how to best ensure National Grid’s ability to continue to use and maintain the right-of-way for its electric facilities, so that we can continue to provide safe and reliable service to our customers,” Guerin continued.

Kane said the letter wasn’t surprising and was expected based on past discussions with National Grid. On Tuesday, at a Rail Trail Informational meeting, he said the town had a meeting with National Grid earlier this week.

“Based on the town’s research and discussions with National Grid over the past few years, we knew they wouldn’t be able to provide us a low- or no-cost license for the exact reason they stated in the email,” Kane said in an email. “This is the reason why the Board of Selectmen submitted a warrant article for Town Meeting for funding to instead go through the eminent domain process.

“This email substantiates our statements at the public meetings that the town can’t get a license,” Kane wrote. “This is a standard type of response and we look forward to working with our utility to bring this amenity to the town.”

Kane said $240,000 of the requested Town Meeting funds would be used to hire professionals for design and engineering costs. About $610,000 would be for acquisition of easement rights, where the town would work with the property owners (National Grid and/or other parties) to secure the rights. This may be done through eminent domain, with compensation for owners, or by donation/gift of the land.

The Town Meeting funds would not for be construction of the trail, which would be paid for by donations, grants and private funds, officials said.

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Thomas Palleria, an abutter of the proposed trail, said he owns land that the town may try to take by eminent domain. He said neighbors have been living under the threat of eminent domain for years.

Town Meeting has voted for the creation of the trail on four separate occasions, including three times since 2002, Kane said. In 2009, Town Meeting gave the town the authority to use eminent domain for a recreational easement, but didn’t allocate the funds for that process.

Palleria said he thinks that eminent domain proceedings against National Grid are going to increase the cost of acquiring the easement rights, potentially to an amount much larger than the funds requested at Town Meeting.

He said there are also potential issues with appraised values of land for abutters and legal fees that could push numbers beyond that $850,000 figure.

In addition, Palleria said there’s “no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” referring to additional funds needed for construction of the trail, which the town would have to go out and find after the design, engineering and acquisition phase. There’s no guarantee that the rail trail is even feasible, he added.

Other residents at the informational meeting agreed, with one saying that Town Meeting could be voting in $850,000 that could get the town nothing, referring to the trail. Some argued that the warrant article should be split, with Town Meeting only voting to allocate funds for the design and engineering phase, and drop asking for funds for acquisition of easement rights until the first phase was completed.

Kane, through a presentation on Tuesday night, identified grant opportunities that Swampscott could pursue for the trail construction, including the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation: Recreational Trails Program, Mass State Transportation Improvement Plan, MassDOT Complete Streets, Safe Routes to Schools, and nonprofit grant opportunities such as PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program and The Barr Foundation.

The rail bed, where National Grid power lines run to Marblehead, has been vacant since the 1960s, when the Marblehead railroad branch shut down. It was sold to National Grid’s predecessor.

Town officials meet with National Grid representatives in 2014 and 2015, who were believed to be the sole owners of the easement wanted by the town for the trail. Officials said the town had previously been in discussions to acquire the easement from the company for little to no cost, but it has since been learned that National Grid doesn’t appear to own all of the land. Through a title process, numerous owners have been identified, which could include abutters.

Kane said the utility corridor is made up of 11 parcels of property, which make up a total area of about 500,000 square feet. The rail trail easement would be about 90,000 square feet, or 18 percent. National Grid pays property taxes for all 11 parcels, and paid $57,778 in FY17. Although National Grid pays the property taxes, not all 11 parcels are held in fee simple title by the company, meaning it doesn’t hold clear title on all of them.

Not all residents who spoke on Tuesday were against the trail.

Eric Bachman said one of the reasons he moved to Swampscott 10 years ago was for enticement of the rail trail. He said he imagines it as safer place kids can ride their bikes and as free exercise, or a way people can get out in nature.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Marblehead’s Rosenthal donates $1 million to Northeast Arc

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Marblehead resident and philanthropist Steven P. Rosenthal’s (left) $1 million donation to Northeast Arc will aid Arc clients like Billy Fallon of Lynn, who works at a Danvers Arc facility. 

By PAUL HALLORAN

In deciding to make an unprecedented $1 million gift to Northeast Arc, Steven P. Rosenthal wanted to ensure it would have maximum impact.

“I wanted to do something different, innovative, even disruptive, in a positive sense,” he said. “The idea was to find a way to literally change lives one at a time.”

The result is the establishment of the Changing Lives Fund, which will provide a new vehicle for Northeast Arc to expand services in creative and innovative ways that traditional funding has not allowed.

The donation will help Arc and clients like Billy Fallon of Lynn, who works at Northeast Arc’s Heritage Shredding company in Danvers.

Rosenthal, a Marblehead resident, is founder and chairman of West Shore LLC, a Boston-based real estate private equity company. He said he wants his gift to enable Northeast Arc to break new ground in the work it does providing lifelong support for people with disabilities.

“This is a real game-changer for us,” said Jo Ann Simons, CEO of Northeast Arc. “Not only is Steve’s gift significant in the level of his generosity, it will allow us to greatly expand our reach in supporting individuals and test other new ideas and innovations.”

Rosenthal said he is confident in Northeast Arc’s ability to effectively use the gift as intended.

“They can figure out what will be innovative, what will be impactful, what will be different,” he said. “Jo Ann is an innovative, aggressive thinker. Northeast Arc is on the front line of helping people on the most basic level, in their day-to-day individual lives.”

The Changing Lives Fund can be used to develop a service model that is not currently funded by a state or federal agency; provide seed money to start a new initiative that will become self-sustaining; and develop initiatives that simultaneously support the Northeast Arc’s mission and the needs of the community.

The fund also allows Northeast Arc to provide financial support to new ideas of other individuals and organizations that support people with disabilities and are consistent with Arc’s mission.

“To borrow Steve’s use of the word ‘disruptor,’ the Northeast Arc has a history of playing that role. Family members have been the most creative and positive disruptors in our industry, and this fund will give us the flexibility to support them,” Simons said.

Rosenthal earned his bachelor’s degree at Harvard and a law degree at Boston University. He practiced corporate law for 25 years and served as co-managing director at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo. Prior to forming West Shore, he served as president and CEO at Northland Investment Corporation.

Rosenthal’s philanthropic work includes currently serving as a trustee of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which advocates for the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout society. He also serves on the board of trustees at the Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut. He has previously served on the board of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, American Israel Public Affairs Committee and several roles at Harvard College.

Sustainability for the Changing Lives Fund may include future donations, grant activity and business income from start-ups supported by the fund.

Founded in 1954 by families advocating for community-based services and supports for their children, Northeast Arc’s core values remain the same: All people, regardless of abilities, should have access and opportunities that support them to continue to learn, grow and become contributing members of society. Northeast Arc has been a leader in the disability field, advocating for and developing programs and service options that support people in all stages of their lives. The Northeast Arc also has developed small business opportunities that teach valuable employment skills.

 

Police log: 5-4-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Salvatore Aiello, of 20 Reservoir Road, Gloucester, was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, carjacking, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, destruction of property and Class B drug possession at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Gerard Berrios, 33, of 21 Beach Road, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operator of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration and on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, unregistered motor vehicle and number plate violation to conceal at 10:54 a.m. Wednesday.

William Cash, 44, of 24 George St., was arrested and charged with murder at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Richard Hilliard, 59, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday.

Xavier Karanja, of 435 Essex St., was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday.

Ceferino Lopez, 39, of 31 Ridge Way, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to yield at an intersection and alcohol from an open container in a motor vehicle at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday at 400 Broadway; at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Parkland Avenue; at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday at 7-Eleven at 264 Essex St.; at 7:29 a.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 116 Lewis St.; at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday at Ford Elementary School at 49 Hollingsworth St.; at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday at Broad and Newhall streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:06 a.m. Wednesday at 146 Walnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday on Wyoma Square.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Pinkham Place.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday at 17B Alley St.; at 2:46 p.m. Tuesday on Surfside Road; at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street; at 11:43 p.m. Tuesday at Mass Towing at 1171 Western Ave.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday on State Street; at 8:49 a.m. Wednesday on Washington Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday at 49 Gardiner St.; at 10:54 a.m. Wednesday at 34 Hanover St.

Vandalism  

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at 7 Lyman St.; at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday at 312 Western Ave.

A report of vandalism at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday at Essex Street and Mt Hood Terrace.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Erin G. Carr, 37, of 191 Pleasant St., was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday at Maple and Lafayette streets; at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday at Jersey Street and West Shore Drive; at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday at Jersey Street and West Shore Drive; at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday at Lafayette and Laurel streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported that his floating restaurant, The Rockmore, was broken. He reported vandalism inside and some graffiti on the restaurant.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday on Doane Street. A caller reported a man walking up and down the street looking into the windows of people’s houses and looking through vehicle windows. The caller thought it was suspicious.

A report of a disturbance at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street; at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday on Arnold Terrace. A caller reported that her children “saw on Instagram someone hurting a dog.” Her children stated it came from a classmate, but were unsure if it was a shared post or not.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday on Causeway.


PEABODY

Arrests

Gerard Gosselin, 37, of 1823 Silverleaf Way, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Nolan, 23, of 1 Waselchuk Drive, was arrested and charged with nighttime motor vehicle breaking and entering for a felony and disorderly conduct at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Greene Road and 135 Russell St.; at 2:59 a.m. Wednesday at 380 Lynnfield St. and 2 Ralph Road. A car into a pole was reported. Thomas Gregory Schumacher, 37, of 111 Foster St., Apt. 519, was summoned for Class C drug possession, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 8:08 a.m. Wednesday at 550 Lowell St. and 232 Newbury St.; at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday at 327 Lowell St.; at 11:28 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnfield Street and 200 Hathaway Avenue; at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Metro Cleaners at 43 Foster St.; at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday at Toomey’s Cleaners at 106 Lynn St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday at 18 Walnut St. A suspicious person looking into cars was reported. Michael Nolan, 23, was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday at 34 Veterans Memorial Drive; at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday at 116 Foster St. A caller reported her upstairs neighbor was blaring music far too loudly and was jumping up and down maliciously in their apartment; at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Mobile Park at 252 Newbury St.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday at Brothers Deli at 11 Main St. A caller reported a man knocked over a newspaper vendor and walked towards Main Street. He was described as being intoxicated. An officer spoke with the person, who stated he was maced by a police officer prior to the event.

Fire

A report of a fire at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday at Family Entertainment Group at 535 Lowell St. An officer reported the sign in front of Bonkers was smoking.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday on Andover Street. The man was taken to Lahey Hospital; at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday on Swampscott Avenue. A caller reported his son was passed out. He was taken to Salem Hospital; at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday on Overlook Trail. A caller reported her daughter overdosed on lorazepam. She was taken to Union Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday at Bliss Massage Studio at 80 Prospect St. A caller reported a theft of her jewelry while she was utilizing the services of the massage studio. An officer reported two 14K rings and a 14K necklace chain with a crucifix were taken.


REVERE

Arrests

Elmer Funes, 19, of 2030 Columbus Ave., Apt. 2, Roxbury, was arrested on warrants at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday.

Corrine A. Solis, 57, of 4 Fernboro St., Apt. 1, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Avenue; at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road; at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue; at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Terrace; at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday on American Legion Highway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:52 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Avenue; at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street.

Theft

A report of a possible overdose at 12:14 p.m. Tuesday on School Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday on Janvrin Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday on Walden Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway; at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday at 35 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday on Broadway.

Complaints

A caller reported a raccoon was harassing the neighbor at 4:17 p.m. Tuesday at 39 Birch St. He further reported he felt as though he was in danger due to the raccoon being all over the neighborhood and climbing on houses. The animal control officer responded and reported the raccoon climbed up a tree.

A report of a disturbance at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday on Cheever Avenue. A caller reported off-road vehicles driving on the roadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:02 a.m. Tuesday at 46 Paradise Road.  

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday at Antique Table at 2 Essex St.

Rams ride strong offense to clinch tournament bid

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Classical pitcher Tori Adams tossed five innings in the win. 

By KATIE MORRISON

LYNN — The Classical softball team’s season reached the halfway point Wednesday, and it’s already checked off a big goal on its list.

The Rams blanked Malden, 12-0, to improve to 9-0 and clinch a state tournament berth with nine regular season games remaining. The weight of the feat isn’t lost on coach Erica Richard.

“This year, since the first day we stepped into the gym, it was like everybody clicked,” Richard said. “To be 9-0 and already qualify for the tournament, I don’t think we could have predicted that. I was telling the girls it’s so fun this year. We all get along and work hard, and everyone enjoys being here.”

On Wednesday, Classical was in the driver’s seat from the start. Junior pitcher Tori Adams, who has been lights out for the Rams all season, retired the side in order in the first.

Classical got the bottom half of the frame started on the right note as Becca Walker drew a walk. But the Rams ran into some tough luck as Emma DeJoie popped up to third with Walker running, and the Golden Tornados turned a double play.

So the Rams created a new rally. Alaina Gridley singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. A balk allowed her to scoot to third, and she scored the game’s first run on a wild pitch.

Meg Leavitt walked and Adams singled, putting two on for Kayla Morrill, who knocked them both home with a single. Kiara Edmonds made good contact, but hit it right to the center fielder to end the inning with Classical up, 3-0.

Malden had something going in the second on a hit and an error, but Adams buckled down, striking out Julia Parker and getting Taylor Bozzi to ground out to first.

Adams’ counterpart, Malden’s Madison Figueiredo, settled in after a rocky first, retiring the Rams in order in both the second and third. But in the fourth, Classical broke the game wide open.

Adams led off with a walk and made it to third on a stolen base and wild pitch. Morrill laid down a nice sacrifice bunt, and Adams baited Figueiredo into throwing to third. The pitcher’s throw skipped away, allowing Adams to score and Morrill to reach second.

Edmonds walked and Maddie Dana reached on an error, and Walker came through with a two-run single. Alaina Gridley also knocked in a run on a groundout. When all was said and done, the Rams held an 8-0 lead.

Classical added three more in the fifth as Johnna Calder knocked in a run with a single and Walker doubled in a run to make it 11-0 Classical. Morrill drove in Leavitt to add to the lead in the sixth.

Richard said that a big part of the Rams’ success has been their deep lineup.

“It’s the most consistent team I’ve seen,” the coach said. “We don’t rely on one or two girls. It starts anywhere. As soon as one person gets going, it’s like the next person rides along, or if one person struggles, the person behind them gets it going.

“As a coach, it’s like I don’t have to worry where I am in the lineup because I’m confident with everybody, and that’s not a common thing.”

Adams went five innings, allowing two hits and a walk. Edmonds came on in relief in the sixth, and after a leadoff single and wild pitch, settled down to get the next three batter to ground out, strike out and line out, respectively.

The Rams are scheduled to play rival English Friday, but with the impending wet weather, Richard isn’t sure if the game will have to be postponed. After that, the Rams take on Medford Monday and will then face tough tests in Danvers, Beverly and Marblehead.

 

Tradition makes a stand in Marblehead

Town Clerk Robin Michaud’s name is not on the May 9 Marblehead election ballot but Michaud won a resounding vote of confidence at Monday’s Town Meeting when participants voted 389-166 to defeat a petition to make the clerk’s job an appointed rather than an elected post.

If the vote had gone the other way, appointment proponents would have had to jump through several hoops during the next two years before the clerk’s job became an appointed position. The petition dominated Monday night’s Town Meeting debate with Michaud speaking against it. She simultaneously exerted her independence and demonstrated her popularity by urging Town Meeting to view an elected clerk as a Marblehead tradition. She also warned that an appointed clerk could face pressure from town elected officials, notably the Board of Selectmen.

The chief proponent for an appointed clerk made what almost has to be viewed as a dig at Michaud when he suggested appointment, rather than election, could make the clerk’s office run more efficiently.

Marblehead’s neighboring towns appoint clerks, in the case of Swampscott, Lynnfield and Saugus where the town manager is the appointing authority. Nahant just elected its clerk, the popular Margaret Barile, but the emphasis on appointment offers an insight into the clerk’s role from one community to another.

If there is one job in town government that is most closely identified with an individual’s personality, it is town clerk.

Tradition comes to a ‘head

Clerks are the face of town government: They help people fill out and file birth and death certificates and, in towns such as Nahant, they preside over the annual rite of summer better known as beach permit renewal.

Clerks also preside over elections in many towns and that role can and does bring them into conflict with elected officials. It’s been a long time since a North Shore clerk stood up and said elected officials were attempting to exercise undue influence on the clerk’s office. But clerks know exactly what is going on in town government. They know who is feuding, who is looking to get someone a job and who is saying something different from what they are doing.

It is interesting — if not a little amusing — to note that Marblehead Town Meeting members voted by secret ballot on the appointment question. Imagine more than 500 people lining up with pencils and pieces of paper to make a decision that could have been affirmed with a show of hands.

A Lynnfield Town Meeting member had the nerve to propose a secret ballot vote on the controversial rail trail proposed for that town. The idea went down in flames and the resulting vote gave trail proponents a one-vote victory.

Marblehead’s secret ballot saw residents strike down the appointed Town Clerk proposal by more than a two-to-one margin. It confirmed what Michaud must have known before Town Meeting started on Monday: She is a popular town official who is viewed as efficient and hard-working and independent.

Police log: 5-3-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Xavier Karanja, of 435 Essex St., was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday.

Merari Merida-Lopez, 28, of 160 Williams Ave., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 3:02 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:32 p.m. Monday at Commercial Street and Lynnway; at 2:39 p.m. Monday at 168 Broad St.; at 2:38 p.m. Monday at Lucky Liquors at 171 Lewis St.; at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday at Parkland Avenue and Richardson Road; at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 173 Oxford St.; at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday at 58 Grant St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:22 p.m. Monday on Sheldon Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:32 p.m. Monday at 93 Goodridge St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:18 p.m. Monday at 32 Broad St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:28 p.m. Monday at Chatham and Parrott streets; at 6:15 p.m. Monday at 41 Light St.; at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday at 33 High St.; at 9:26 a.m. Tuesday at 127 Blossom St.; at 10 a.m. Tuesday on Central Square.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:58 p.m. Monday on Moulton Street; at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday on Ashland Street; at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:56 a.m. Tuesday at 13 La Grange Terrace.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday at 160 Williams Ave.

Police log: 5-2-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:42 a.m. Friday at 51 Parsons Ave.; at 11:18 a.m. Sunday at 448 Main St. and 45 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:08 p.m. Saturday on Condon Circle.

Complaints

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle had been parked on the street for several days at 2:52 p.m. Friday. The owner was a resident of the street.

A report of a disturbance at 2:38 p.m. Saturday at 7 Patrice Lane; at 8:42 p.m. Sunday at 33 Crescent Ave.

Kids were reportedly taunting a nesting bird at 3:25 p.m. Saturday at 600 Market St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:48 p.m. Saturday at 335 Market St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Shawn A. Bragan, 37, of 88 Grant St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 10:28 p.m. Monday.

Tanya Marie Kisthart, 33, of 597 Lincoln Ave., Apt. 3, Saugus, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, allowing/operating with a revoked/suspended registration, uninsured motor vehicle and on a warrant at 11:20 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:39 p.m. Monday on Longview Drive; at 5:37 p.m. Monday on Beacon Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:23 p.m. Monday on Heritage Way; at 9:58 p.m. Monday on Village Street. A caller reported a man was in the driveway yelling and making weird noises.

A report of a note left on a car at 6:02 a.m. Tuesday on Sewall Street. A caller reported someone left a note on her car the previous night telling her to use her driveway and felt threatened by it. She thought it came from her neighbor, but didn’t have proof.


PEABODY

Arrests

Ana L. Ortiz, 40, of 10 Broughton St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor third offense, failure to stop/yield, speeding and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 12:59 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:18 p.m. Monday at 243 Washington St. and 1 Allens Lane; at 9:12 p.m. Monday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.; at 10:29 p.m. Monday at 67 Fulton St. and 103 Tremont St.; at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday at Five Guys at 227 Andover St.; at 1:23 p.m. Tuesday at Macy’s at 210M Andover St.; at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.

A report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle at 9:44 p.m. Monday at 574 Lowell St. and 2 Larrabee Terrace. An officer was struck by a vehicle while on a detail assignment. The person was taken to Lahey Hospital and the driver was sent on his way. A citation was mailed to the driver.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:33 p.m. Monday at 25 Johnson Ave. A caller reported an unknown person rang her doorbell, and was sitting inside a blue vehicle. The caller later reported the person left; at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at 12 Brookbridge Road. A caller reported there was an unknown person on the back of her property. She stated that he was wearing a uniform and carrying a box. Police reported he works for Wellington Energy and they are a subcontractor for PMLP.

Fire

A report of a fire at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday at Family Entertainment Group at 535 Lowell St. An officer reported the sign in front of Bonkers was smoking. The fire department was notified.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday on Hancock Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:53 p.m. Monday at 8 Ashford Trail; at 10:51 p.m. Monday at Tedeschi Food Shops at 115 Main St. A stolen iPhone was reported.


REVERE

Arrests

Dahir Abdi Ahmed, 40, of 55 Nahant Ave. Apt. 11, was arrested and charged with disorderly person, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest at 5:37 p.m. Monday.

Lhassane Baghough, 51, of 56 Shirley Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 7:50 p.m. Monday.

Joseph L. Pescione, 30, of 21 Wadsworth Ave., Apt. 2, was arrested on warrants at 3:57 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:53 p.m. Monday on Mahoney Circle.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:50 p.m. Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital (Revere Unit) on Ocean Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:41 a.m. Monday on Milano Avenue; at 8:27 p.m. Monday on Beach Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 1:41 p.m. Monday on Vane Street.

Theft

A report of larceny from motor vehicles at 1:11 a.m. Monday at Necco Plant Area on American Legion Highway.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 6:26 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road; at 6:37 p.m. Monday on Garfield Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:11 a.m. Monday on Dawes Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:48 a.m. Monday at 319 Walnut St.; at 12:10 p.m. Monday at Home Depot at 564 Broadway.

Complaints

A caller reported her vehicle was egged at 10:51 a.m. Monday at 276 Central St. She said the incident occurred the prior night around 6 p.m.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:55 p.m. Monday at Square One Mall. Mall Security reported a man spray painting the outside of the stairs by Best Buy. Police reported the man was writing on the stairs with a pen and was trespassed from the mall for a year.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:11 p.m. Monday at AT&T at 124 Broadway. A caller reported a customer went into the back room on Friday and took several cellphones; at 2:24 p.m. Monday at Heritage Heights Housing for the Elderly at 19 Talbot St. A caller reported she went on vacation, and when she returned home, $300 was missing from her apartment; at 3:54 p.m. Monday at 45 Western Ave. A woman reported she was the victim of an online scam. She was sent a $1,000 check in the mail and was told to keep $300, and wire the remaining $700 to a third party. The check has since bounced and she is being held responsible by her bank; at 7:57 p.m. Monday at Stop & Shop at 180 Main St. A man reported that his wife’s iPhone was stolen from her purse while she was in the store.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrest

Claudia Bettencourt, 34, was arrested and charged with two counts of improper use of a credit card, larceny, receiving stolen property, forgery of a check and uttering a false check at 6:01 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:19 p.m. Monday at 63 Orchard St.

Swampscott overcomes slow to start to down Danvers

FILE PHOTO
Maggie DiGrande and the Big Blue defeated the Danvers Falcons. 

By MIKE ALONGI 

SALEM — It’s been just about two weeks since the Swampscott girls lacrosse team last played a game, and coach Al Eaton wasn’t sure how his team would respond after the long layoff. After a slow start, the Big Blue rallied for six goals in the second half to power past Danvers, 9-5, at Bertram Field on Tuesday night.

“We haven’t played in so long and we kind of had a bad practice yesterday, so I wasn’t sure how we’d play today,” said Eaton. “But we came out and fought hard against a really good Danvers team, and everything clicked for us today.”

Maggie DiGrande and Emerson Laundry each had two goals for Swampscott (4-1), while Ocean Crawley-Sweeney had one goal and one assist. Grace DiGrande, Ellie Wright, Mary Miles and Emma Sutherland each had one goal.

One of the biggest stories of the game was the performance of goalkeeper Claire Powell, who stopped 16 total shots and made huge saves down the stretch.

“Claire was unbelievable tonight,” Eaton said. “This might have been her best game, she just made so many huge stops. A lot of players had their best game tonight, but she was a huge part of the win.”

For Danvers, Isabel McKenna had two goals and one assist, Morgan Mscisz scored two goals and Jess Barthelmess had one goal. Tiffany Foster and Lydia Runnals each had one assist.

The Falcons came out hot to start the game, taking advantage of the sluggish start by Swampscott. Just over 30 seconds into the game, Mscisz scored on a great pass from McKenna to take the early lead. Five minutes later, McKenna scored two goals in a two-minute span to stretch the lead to 3-0.

From there, Swampscott kicked it into gear. It started when Laundry made a steal near midfield and took it all the way in for a goal to get the Big Blue on the board with about 15 minutes left in the half. Wright added a goal with 7:29 to go, then Maggie DiGrande scored her first goal with 40 seconds left for a 3-3 tie going into halftime.

For Eaton and the Big Blue, there were many adjustments to make at halftime. It was all about playing their game.

“We were doing fine for the most part after that slow start, so we didn’t want to change things up too much,” Eaton said. “We just needed to keep moving the ball well and attacking, and we knew the chances would come.”

They did just that, scoring twice in the first 1:01 of the second half with goals from Crawley-Sweeney and Maggie DiGrande to jump out to a 5-3 lead. Danvers broke the Swampscott run when Barthelmess scored on a free position with 16:06 left, but the Big Blue answered with two more goals of their own to stretch the lead to 7-4 with just over seven minutes left. Mscisz scored to make it 7-5, but Swampscott closed with two more goals in the final five minutes to seal the victory.

The Big Blue will take on Medford on Friday. Danvers will travel to Marblehead for a game against the Magicians on Friday.

Tradition comes to a ‘head

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEAD — The town clerk position will remain elected, as Town Meeting rejected a proposal to change the position to an appointed one on Monday night.

Town Meeting was dominated by the citizens petition centered around the town clerk position, and was relatively routine before the proposal was up for debate.

The petition was defeated 389-166, keeping the position elected, but the matter wasn’t easily resolved.

A petition from 12 voters before Town Meeting requesting that the vote be conducted by secret ballot was honored, meaning that hundreds of members voted individually by paper ballot, which then had to be counted.

Town Clerk Robin Michaud was against the proposed change, which if approved, would have then went on the town election ballot as a referendum in May 2018. It would have gone into effect in May 2019, if it had passed Town Meeting and a ballot initiative.

Michaud also spoke against the article at Town Meeting, saying that if the position was appointed by the Board of Selectmen, the clerk would be pressured to do what they want in order to keep his or her job.

She had previously argued that the position is the chief election official for the town, and should stay independent. Michaud said previously that elected town clerks have served Marblehead and towns through the Commonwealth for hundreds of years, and in a town full of tradition, “we should keep this tradition too,” one that has stood the test of time because it works.

Several Town Meeting members spoke against the proposal, with one urging a “no” vote in order to preserve the history and tradition.

Charles Gessner, the sponsor for the petition, said he thought the change would improve the efficiency of the town clerk’s office.

Saugus Town Meeting is at play

Without any discussion, Town Meeting members approved an $89.2 million budget, including a $36.5 million figure for the schools.

Three other citizens’ petitions had also garnered some attention leading up to Town Meeting.

Voters gave their approval to accepting Tioga Way as a town or public road. Only public ways are eligible for state Chapter 90 funds to repair and resurface local roads, Town Administrator John McGinn said previously.

Another petition requesting funds for holiday donations was indefinitely postponed, after the sponsors withdrew their motion, citing the recent approval by the Board of Selectmen to create a donation fund, upon the request of the Chamber of Commerce. With the fund, people can make freewill donations payable to the town of Marblehead, which would go into that fund and be available for the purchase of holiday decorations.

A fourth citizens’ petition passed, which was asking the town to support a resolution supporting state and federal legislation that provides greater transparency in political donations and limits the influence of money in politics, and requests state and federal representatives to pass such legislation.

The effort is part of a larger movement by Represent.Us, a grassroots campaign based in Florence, that is aimed at stopping political bribery, ending secret money and fixing broken elections.

Bonnie Grenier, one of the sponsors of the petition, said previously the resolution is nonbinding and doesn’t become law, but would represent the voice of the people, and would strongly encourage elected officials at the state and local level.

Speaking in favor of the article on Monday, she said it would enhance transparency in political fundraising and campaign spending, and is aimed at restoring government that truly represents, we the people. If there’s going to be change, she said it falls to the people to act.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Police log: 5-2-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Jean Alexis, of 20 Ima St., Dorchester, was arrested on a warrant at 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Lorrie Dodge, 52, of 24 Curwen Road, Peabody, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and leaving the scene of property damage at 1:38 am. Monday.

Jose Irizarry, of 58 Lawton Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of unarmed robbery, shoplifting by asportation and resisting arrest at 3:17 p.m. Sunday.

Norman Saunders, 49, of 30 Empire St., was arrested and charged with larceny from a building at 12:10 p.m. Sunday.

John Sims Jr., 42, was arrested and charged with nighttime breaking and entering for a felony and Class B drug possession at 4:11 a.m. Monday.

Boramy Thoeun, 27, of 12 Atkins Ave., Unit 2, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and drug possession with intent to distribute at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Robert Trahant, 51, of 5 Gardiner St., was arrested and charged with violation of a harassment prevention order at 11:26 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:07 p.m. Sunday at Mass Merchandise Mart at 810 Lynnway; at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at MBTA Garage at 985 Western Ave.; at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at 123 Marianna St.; at 4:21 p.m. Sunday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 6:12 p.m. Sunday at McDonald’s at 60 Boston St.; at 10:20 p.m. Sunday at Anchor Road and Lynnfield Street; at 12:59 a.m. Monday at 11 Maple St.; at 6:53 a.m. Monday at 411 Broadway; at 10:34 a.m. Monday at Ocean Street and Pierce Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:10 p.m Sunday at 48 Union St.; at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at 186 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:22 p.m. Sunday at 6 Bay State Road; at 7:43 p.m. Sunday at Commercial and South Common streets; at 9:08 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Essex streets; at 9:58 a.m. Monday at 55 Broad St.; at 11:48 a.m. Monday at Deer Cove Street and Lynn Shore Drive.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 8:17 p.m. Sunday on Neptune Boulevard.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:03 p.m. Sunday at 153 Lewis St.; at 2:47 p.m. Sunday on Fairmount Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:02 a.m. Monday at 9 Oakcrest Road.

Complaints

A report of a gunshot at 1:31 p.m. Sunday at Newhall Street and Lynnway; at 9:10 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Essex streets.

A report of a disturbance at 8:29 p.m. Sunday at Family Dollar at 50 Central Ave.; at 9:06 a.m. Monday on Lynn Shore Drive; at 9:07 a.m. Monday at Green and Howard streets.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:34 a.m. Sunday at Salem Laundry at 100 Essex St.; at 12:59 p.m. Sunday at 11 Broad St.; at 1:36 p.m. Sunday at 205 Western Ave.; at 9:19 p.m. Sunday at 7 Rantoul Ave.; at 8:37 a.m. Monday at 65 Murray St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 12:33 p.m. Sunday at 17 Morris St.

Police log: 5-1-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Casey McDonald, 22, of 5 Ratlin Road, was arrested on a warrant at 12:03 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:29 p.m. Sunday at Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Complaints

A caller reported a small group of kids were in the woods at 12:36 p.m. Sunday on Old Salem Road. They were reportedly preparing to light a fire with broken up pieces of boxes when the caller shined a light and interrupted them.

A caller reported two men got out of a vehicle and took a picture of her license plate and then drove off at 6:27 p.m. Sunday on Ramsdell Road. The caller stated that she hadn’t been out all day and didn’t know why they would.

Theft

A report of a stolen bike at 2:10 p.m. Sunday on Cloutmans Lane. A caller reported someone stole his red and white trek bike. Police later heard from someone who found a bike matching that description, which belonged to the caller.


PEABODY

Arrests

Rhonda M. Dion, 46, of 278 Newbury St., Apt. 27, was arrested on a warrant at 10:29 a.m. Monday.

Andrew F. Gaff, 24, of 61 Pierpont St., was arrested on a warrant at 5:17 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:24 a.m. Monday at St. Ann’s Church at 140 Lynn St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:57 p.m. Sunday  at 38 Sherman St.; at 4:32 p.m. Sunday at Family Entertainment Group at 535 Lowell St. A caller reported a woman had a knife held to her throat after a verbal argument. Police reported the woman was taken to Beverly Hospital; at 10:06 p.m. Sunday at 116 Foster St.; at 11:10 p.m. Sunday at 266 Newbury St.; at 5:51 a.m. Monday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St. A caller reported a trash truck picking up prior to the noise ordinance.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:11 p.m. Sunday at 26 Holten St. A caller reported a past theft of cash.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:25 a.m. Monday at 20 Keys Drive. A man reported a large scratch on his vehicle.


REVERE

Arrests

Anthony S. Esposito, 76, of 45 Dolphin Ave., Apt. 310, was arrested on a warrant at 1:55 p.m. Friday.

Romain Paul Peallat, 24, of 2 Clonmel Ave., Burlington, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs at 5:48 p.m. Saturday.

Wilmer Reyes, 24, of 317 Broadway, Apt. 2, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with vandalizing property at 11:33 a.m. Sunday.

Linda S. Saia, 64, of 86 Lincoln St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and on warrants at 5:51 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:42 a.m. Friday on Freeman Street; at 1:42 p.m. Friday at Esquire Bar on Lee Burbank Highway; at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Family Dollar on Squire Road; at 10:35 p.m. Friday at North Shore Road and Revere Street; at 12:58 a.m. Saturday on Lynn Street; at 7:41 a.m. Saturday on Bennington Street; at 1:44 p.m. Saturday on Brown Circle; at 2:02 p.m. Saturday at Drive In Diner on Lee Burbank Highway; at 2:08 p.m. Saturday at North Marshall and Salem streets. Thiago Carvalho, 26, of 113 Summer St., Stoneham, was summoned for operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger; at 4:56 a.m. Sunday on Mahoney Circle; at 7:37 a.m. Sunday on Vane Street; at 10:02 a.m. Sunday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway. Victor A. Carbajal-Cruz, 30, Apt. 3, East Boston, was summoned for following too close/state highway and operating after a suspended license or right to operate; at 11:13 a.m. Sunday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 7:09 p.m. Sunday on Copeland Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:32 p.m. Friday at Cushman Avenue and Adams Street; at 12:55 a.m. Saturday on Lynn Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:27 p.m. Friday on Shirley Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:44 p.m. Sunday on Arnold Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:54 a.m. Friday on Proctor Avenue; at 6:36 a.m. Friday at Rent A Tool on North Shore Road; at 2:59 p.m. Friday at Paul Revere School on Revere Street; at 6:39 p.m. Friday on Pemberton Street; at 9:07 p.m. Friday on Beach Street; at 9:44 p.m. Friday on Hichborn Street; at 1:25 a.m. Saturday on Shirley Avenue; at 1:51 a.m. Saturday on Eliot Circle; at 2:23 a.m. Saturday at Quality Inn on Morris Street; at 2:46 a.m. Saturday at Casa Carla Apartments  on Belle Isle Avenue; at 3:23 a.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 3:53 a.m. Saturday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Terrace; at 9:58 a.m. Saturday on Centennial Avenue; at 1:11 p.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 1:27 p.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 9:57 p.m. Saturday on Wilson Street; at 10:11 p.m. Saturday at Oxford Street and Park Avenue; at 11:08 p.m. Saturday on Kilburn Street; at 11:16 p.m Saturday on Atwood Street; at 11:20 p.m. Saturday on Grover Street; at 11:22 p.m. Saturday on Wolcott Road; at 12:03 a.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 2:59 a.m. Sunday at Quality Inn on Morris Street; at 11:33 a.m. Sunday on South Avenue; at 6:52 p.m. Sunday at Ocean Village Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 9:33 p.m. Sunday at Volare on Broadway.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 4:25 p.m. Saturday on Waite Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:50 a.m. Saturday at IHOP on Squire Road; at 9:44 a.m. Sunday on Grand View Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:27 p.m. Saturday at Beachmont VFW Post 6712 on Bennington Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

John S. Tapley, of 26 Pleasant St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor third offense and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle at 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:44 a.m. Friday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 1 p.m. Friday at 34 Butterfield Road; at 8:44 p.m. Friday at Kowloon Restaurant at 948 Broadway; at 6:18 p.m. Saturday at 19 Wilbur Ave. and Wilbur Court; at 6:48 a.m. Monday at 319 Walnut St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:30 p.m. Friday at 73 Newhall Ave. A caller reported her home was broken into and had money stolen from her son’s room on Wednesday; at 11:25 a.m. Saturday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway. The manager reported someone broke into the motel and took several TVs; at 9:51 p.m. Saturday at 22 Donna Road. A caller reported she arrived home to find that her residence had been broken home; at 6:05 a.m. Sunday at Central Street Cuts at 308 Central St. A caller reported a past break into the business. Police reported a confirmed break and that the suspect gained access to the safe.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:16 a.m. Monday at Kowloon Restaurant at 948 Broadway. A iPhone was taken from inside an employee’s vehicle and the front passenger window was broken out.

Complaints

A caller reported at 12:50 a.m. Friday at 15 Fiske Road the suspicious death of two animals, a rabbit and a squirrel that occurred during the day. The caller reported it occurred in the backyard of the house across from 15 Fiske Road.

The property manager reported he had footage of people dumping trash onto the property at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Sherman Plaza at 1160 Broadway.

A caller reported an oil spill in the basement of the building at 11:50 a.m. Friday at Gregson Law Office at 325 Central St. Engine 3 reported the oil was from a previous spill and a clean-up crew would be removing the oil.

A report of a disturbance at 9:15 p.m. Friday at Jones Drive and Pillings Road; at 12:41 a.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Elementary School at 25 Hurd Ave.

A report of operating under the influence of liquor at 10:30 p.m. Friday at Public Safety Building at 27 Hamilton St. A caller reported an erratic operator drove down Hamilton Street and struck a vehicle. John S. Tapley, of 26 Pleasant St., was arrested for OUI liquor.

An officer reported a vehicle refusing to stop for speeding at 12:55 a.m. Saturday on Central Street. The occupants bailed out and ran through backyards in the area of School and Daisy streets. State Police assisted with a K9 unit. An extensive search was conducted with negative results and the vehicle was towed. Ammunition was found inside the suspect vehicle and a stolen firearm was recovered.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 2:20 a.m. Saturday at Speedway at 220 Broadway. A caller reported two vehicles in the lot at the back of the parking lot. The clerk reported that there were two vehicles in the lot earlier who were flying drones.

An injured turkey was reported at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at 31 Greatwoods Road. An animal control officer reported capturing the turkey, which had an arrow in it, and taking it to the animal hospital.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:10 p.m. Saturday at Sarpi Salon/Cindy Nails at 5 Broadway. The property manager reported several males on the building. Police reported three males fled prior to their arrival; at 2:31 p.m. Sunday at 44 Wonderland Ave. A caller reported a man with a hooded sweatshirt went inside a Procopio Construction trailer, but did not see if he took anything, and left in a gray sedan. Police reported it appeared the suspect gained entry and that the door was pried open. The trailer was located in Lynn, and Lynn Police were notified.

A report of gunshots at 1:27 p.m. Sunday at 31 Eustis St. A caller heard gunshots in the area. Police spoke with a neighbor who reported seeing fireworks going off in the area

A report of a suspicious person at 2:55 p.m. Sunday at Salvation Army at 209-33 Broadway. A caller reported a man in tan shorts and a black hoodie tried to break into one of the donation bins. Police reported finding the suspect and that no entry was made to the donation box.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 5:52 p.m. Friday at IHOP at 114 Broadway. An employee reported there was mulch outside the business that kept smoking and was on fire earlier in the day. The fire department reported the fire was extinguished; at 9:16 p.m. Friday at 31 Houston Ave. Several callers reported the residence had a fire pit burning on the back porch of the home. The fire department reported it was an outside charcoal grill; at 1:02 p.m. Saturday at 17 Hammersmith Drive. A caller reported an outside fire in the back of his home. Several youths were found inside a rowboat in the pond by police and fire crews, but no fire was located in the area; at 2:54 p.m. Sunday at 35 Magnolia St. A caller reported an outside fire in the back of the house. A small contained fire was extinguished prior to the arrival of fire crews.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:28 a.m. Friday at U-Haul Company of Boston at 66 Broadway. A manager reported a trailer was stolen from his lot.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:26 a.m. Sunday at Clarke School at 100 Middlesex Ave.

Nothing major as Marblehead meets tonight

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEADTown Meeting members will be asked to approve an $89.2 million budget and presented with four citizens’ petitions tonight.

Town Meeting will convene at 7 p.m. at Marblehead Veterans Memorial Middle School auditorium, 217 Pleasant St.

The $89.2 million budget up for approval includes the $36.5 million budget for the schools.

To start the process, 300 registered voters are required to attend. Last week, at a candidates forum, Jackie Belf-Becker, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen, said she was concerned there wouldn’t be a quorum. Town Administrator John McGinn said there’s always some concern about the quorum. Last year, Town Meeting proposed reducing the quorum, but 700 people showed up, and that warrant article didn’t go forward.

There are 33 articles on the warrant tonight.

Voters will also be asked to approve funds to purchase equipment for several departments and for capital improvements for public buildings.

Voters will be asked to appropriate $494,699, so the town can recondition a front end loader and buy a backhoe for the highway department and purchase a mini excavator for the drain department, among other equipment requests.

Members will be asked to appropriate $260,000 for capital improvements, which include roof repairs and replacing five heaters at Tower Way; installing a temporary generator tie-in and upgrading the access control system for the police station; and a drain project, external painting and HVAC repairs for the library, among other requests.

Four citizens petitions have garnered the most attention.

One petition proposes changing the town clerk’s position from elected to appointed. Town Clerk Robin Michaud is opposed to the warrant article, arguing that the position is the chief election official for the town and should stay independent from the elected board of the selectmen, the appointing authority for the town. The sponsor for the petition, Charles Gessner, said he thought the change would improve the efficiency of the town clerk’s office.

If Town Meeting approves the article, the issue would go on the town election ballot as a referendum in May 2018. If it passes on the ballot, it would go into effect in May 2019.

Town Meeting members will be asked to accept Tioga Way as a town or public road. Only public ways are eligible for state Chapter 90 funds to repair and resurface local roads, according to McGinn. He said accepting roads as public ways only occurs when the road meets all the standards set by the town and impacts the amount of Chapter 90 funds for which the town is eligible.

Another petition asks voters to approve allocating $2,600 for the beautification of the town during the holiday season, which would be used to decorate the commercial zones on Washington Street, Pleasant Street and Atlantic Avenue.

The funds may no longer be necessary because the selectmen recently approved creating a donation fund, upon the request of the Chamber of Commerce. With the fund, McGinn said people can make freewill donations payable to the town of Marblehead, which would go into that fund and be available for the purchase of holiday decorations in the commercial area of town.

The fourth citizens’ petition asks the town to support a resolution supporting state and federal legislation that provides greater transparency in political donations and limits the influence of money in politics, and requests state and federal representatives to pass such legislation.

Bonnie Grenier, one of the petition’s sponsors, said essentially, the purpose is to protest or get their voices heard that money in politics is corrupting the political system. She said the resolution, if passed, would be nonbinding and doesn’t become law, but would represent the voice of the people, and would strongly encourage elected officials at the state and local level.

She said the effort is part of a larger movement by Represent.Us., a grassroots campaign based in Florence, that is aimed at stopping political bribery, ending secret money, and fixing broken elections.

“Until we change the system, nothing is going to happen and big money is going to control the situation,” Grenier said.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at gcawley@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

Girls Inc. of Lynn to hold 19th annual H.A.L.T. event

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Lynn Vocational Technical Institute, where Girls Inc. of Lynn will be holding the event.

LYNN — Girls Inc. of Lynn will host its 19th annual H.A.L.T. (Healthy Alternatives for Lynn Teens) event at the Lynn Vocational Technical Institute High School cafeteria Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The event serves to increase positive social norms by highlighting healthy alternatives to drinking and other risky behaviors, and inspire youths to become involved in their communities and make healthy choices.

Created by teens for teens, this free event is open to eighth through 12th grade students, including students from the Marblehead, Swampscott, and Salem communities. Youths participate in workshops focused on empowering oneself and others. The workshops are led by Girls Inc. of Lynn peer leaders and staff from other social organizations in the community. Afterward, teens are invited to enjoy international food and a pizza-tasting contest. Following dinner, teens who were nominated by their school or community organization will receive a Youth in Action Award. The night will conclude with a choice of either dancing or competing in a basketball tournament — a new addition to the event this year, made possible by a collaboration with Stop the Violence Lynn and the Lynn Police Department’s Drop-in Center.

“The H.A.L.T. event is a great opportunity to celebrate teen’s accomplishments and contributions, while providing a safe, educational, and fun space for them to hang out, be inspired, and make new friendships,” says Deb Ansourlian, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Lynn.

In addition, all chaperones attending H.A.L.T. are invited to a networking session while the teens are participating in workshops. This networking session provides an opportunity to learn about what other similar organizations in the community are doing and brainstorm ways to collaborate.

Girls Inc. of Lynn is a nonprofit organization, and an affiliate of the national Girls Inc. model. Girls Inc. of Lynn aims to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by meeting the needs of girls in the community, developing their capacity to overcome the effects of discrimination and be self-sufficient, responsible members of the community. By providing girls aged 5-18 with after-school and summer programs tailored to their needs, Girls Inc. of Lynn has served as a vigorous advocate for all girls in the surrounding North Shore communities since 1942.

Vandalism at Tower School in Marblehead

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A sign at Tower school in Marblehead was spray painted sometime over the weekend.

MARBLEHEAD — Police are looking for the person or persons responsible for vandalism at Tower School.

Parents, staff and students were greeted with an unwelcome surprise when they arrived at Tower School on West Shore Drive Friday morning. Sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and 7:30 a.m. the following day, school property was vandalized, Marblehead police said in a statement.

Two expensive signs and one vehicle were spray painted, which is considered malicious destruction of property and would be considered a felony, police said.

Police are asking for the public’s help, specifically from residents who may have been out and saw the signs and vehicle without the spray paint.

People should also notify police if they were in the area and heard or saw anything suspicious, including strange noises or people on foot, or in a car lingering, by calling the department at 781-631-1212 or reacting to their Facebook post regarding the incident.

 

Police log: 5-1-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Steve Denton, 31, of 26 Roslyn St., Salem, was arrested and charged with failure to slow, speeding and drug possession with intent to distribute at 7:29 p.m. Saturday.

Amanda Harris, of 3 Rhodes Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and disguise to obstruct justice at 2:03 p.m. Saturday.

Sarah Parr, 32, of 144 Broad St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 7:57 p.m. Saturday.

Joseph Scarpellini was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 12:23 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:38 a.m. Friday at 43 State St.; at 1:22 p.m. Friday at 93 Alley St.; at 6:38 p.m. Friday at 11 Graves Ave.; at 10:31 p.m. Friday at Boston and Hamilton streets; at 1:53 a.m. Saturday at 787 Western Ave.; at 7:01 a.m. Saturday at Shepard and Warren streets; at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at 17 Walden St.; at 1:10 p.m. Saturday at 40 High Rock St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:52 p.m. Friday at 43 Boston St.; at 7:01 p.m. Saturday on Lynnway; at 8:38 p.m. Saturday at 258 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:23 p.m. Friday at 90 Gardiner St.; at 1:33 p.m. Friday at 51 High Rock St.; at 4:02 p.m. Friday at 296 Essex St.; at 6:16 p.m. Friday at 128 Green St.; at 9:28 p.m. Friday at 454 Essex St.; at 1:44 a.m. Saturday at 144 Broad St.; at 8:23 a.m. Saturday at 108 Western Ave.; at 10:33 a.m. Saturday at 2 West Sigourney St.; at 10:35 a.m. Saturday at Centre Street and Western Avenue; at 1:59 p.m. Saturday at 395 Eastern Ave.; at 2:59 p.m. Saturday at 11 Pinkham St.; at 8:25 p.m. Saturday at Boston and Washington streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:16 a.m. Friday on Essex Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 10:49 p.m. Friday on Beacon Hill Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:24 p.m. Friday at Chestnut Street and Story Avenue; at 10:09 a.m. Sunday at 17 Morris St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:10 a.m. Saturday at 18 Elmwood Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:06 p.m. Friday at 14 Essex Circle; at 1:38 p.m. Friday at Walmart at 780 Lynnway; at 2:59 p.m. Friday on Sanderson Avenue; at 5:06 p.m. Friday at 12 Belle Ave.; at 6:13 p.m. Friday at 44 Estes St.; at 6:21 p.m. Friday at 12 Belle Ave.; at 9:36 p.m. Friday at 20 Stephen St.; at 12:35 a.m. Saturday at Boston and Franklin streets; at 3:57 a.m. Saturday at 104 Johnson St.; at 7:47 a.m. Saturday at 25 Arlington St.; at 3:37 p.m. Saturday at 181 North Common St.; at 5:49 p.m. Saturday at 49 Autumn St.; at 8:11 p.m. Saturday at 52 Friend St.; at 10:48 p.m. Saturday at 41 Light St.; at 11:22 p.m. Saturday at Dragon Inn at 144 Market St.; at 12:28 a.m. Sunday at 126 Union St.; at 1:03 a.m. Sunday at 20 East Highland St.; at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at 52 Friend St.; at 1:24 a.m. Sunday at 11 Broad St.; at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at 24 Graves Ave.; at 3:44 a.m. Sunday at 303 Western Ave.; at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at 119 Lewis St.; at 6:31 a.m. Sunday at JME at 164 Blossom St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:08 a.m. Friday at 62 Market Square; at 12:05 p.m. Friday at St. Jeans Credit Union at 250 Maple St.; at 4:11 p.m. Friday at All Checks Cashed at 62 Market Square; at 8:46 a.m. Saturday at 50 Lynnway; at 9:12 a.m. Saturday at Salem Laundry at 100 Essex St.; at 9:51 p.m. Saturday at 9 Sheldon St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:28 p.m. Friday at 604 Essex St.; at 10:32 p.m. Friday at 126 Franklin St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:40 a.m. Saturday at 580 Chestnut St.; at 12:33 p.m. Saturday at 17 Walden St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at West Shore Drive and Santry Road; at 3:08 p.m. Saturday at West Shore Drive and Lafayette Street.

Complaints

A caller noticed a car sitting in the area and thought the people were smoking pot at 3:58 p.m. Friday.

A report of kids partying in the woods at 8:47 p.m. Friday on Old Salem Road. A caller reported there kids in the conservation area by Forest River that appeared to be having a party in the woods. An orange glow could also be seen. Police reported a group of kids and an outside fire. The kids were picked up by their parents.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:29 p.m. Friday on Fieldbrook Road. A caller reported a car with kids parked and thought they were smoking pot. Police checked the area and couldn’t find any occupied parked cars.

A caller reported being concerned for her brother’s well-being, as he had made statements that he wanted to jump off a bridge in Marblehead at 3:34 a.m. Saturday on Lafayette Street. She was unsure where he was, and when she asked him, he kept saying “I am on the ledge of the bridge in Marblehead.” Police reported the man was found talking to his girlfriend at Lead Mills by the water, and was released to his sister.

A report of a teen asking for money at 9 p.m. Saturday on Pleasant Street. A teenager was reportedly down by Village Market asking people for money and cigarettes.

A report of a possible underage party at 9:42 p.m. Saturday on Clifton Avenue. A caller reported there appeared to be an underage drinking party happening, and stated that as she was walking past the house, she saw a “few teens running towards the house with red solo cups.” She “looked through the window and saw more kids with cups.” Police reported no loud party and no noise.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:54 p.m. Friday on Locust Street.


PEABODY

Arrests

Merari Merida, 28, of 160 Williams Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating with a revoked registration, uninsured motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 8:57 a.m. Sunday.

Anthony Leon Tate, 57, of 2 Rogers Ave., Apt. 4, Lynn, was arrested and charged with larceny and on warrants at 4:36 p.m. Saturday.

Jorge Tercero, 36, of 65 Veterans Memorial Drive, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to display owners’ name at 9:21 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:49 p.m. Friday at 629 Lowell St. and 156 Goodale St.; at 4:05 p.m. Friday at 261 Lowell St.; at 4:31 p.m. Friday at 587 Lowell St. and 1 Anita Road; at 1:04 p.m. Saturday at 4 Perkins St. and 62 Franklin St.; at 1:27 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Library at 82 Main St.; at 6:07 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Sunoco at 1 Lynn St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:03 p.m. Friday at Boston Children’s Hospital at 10 Centennial Drive; at 1:02 p.m. Saturday at A Plus Market at 50 Central St.; at 6:35 p.m. Saturday at 210 Andover St.  

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:24 p.m. Friday at 21 Osborne St. A safe was taken with $30,000 in cash, jewelry and other identifications.

Complaints

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 4:14 p.m. Friday at 571 Lowell St. A caller reported a neighbor throwing trash into their back.

A report of a disturbance at 8:08 p.m. Friday at Rizzo’s Roast Beef at 178 Lynn St.; at 8:38 p.m. Friday at Tannery Apartments at 50 Warren St.; at 9:37 p.m. Friday on Clooney Terrace; at 9:50 p.m. Friday at 61 Aborn St.; at 12:27 a.m. Saturday at 32 Keys Drive; at 12:29 a.m. Saturday at Griffin and Merrow; at 1:21 a.m. Saturday at 54 North End St.; at 3:01 a.m. Saturday at 32 Keys Drive; at 11:08 a.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central St. A caller reported homeless people throwing items and yelling; at 7 p.m. Saturday at 46 Veterans Memorial Drive; at 8:36 p.m. Saturday on Arboretum; at 9:54 p.m. Saturday at 153 Washington St.; at 10:43 p.m. Saturday on Hardy Street; at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at Tannery Apartments at 16 Crowninshield St.; at 12:28 a.m. Sunday at Portuguese Club at 10 Collins St.; at 12:37 a.m. Sunday at VFW Fidelity Post 1011 at 20 Stevens St.; at 2:57 p.m. Sunday at 38 Sherman St.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:14 p.m. Friday at JCPenney at 210J Andover St. A caller reported that a woman approached her vehicle and opened the door to get in. She stated that she wanted to leave the area with them. The woman was taken to Lahey Hospital; at 8:18 p.m. Saturday at 6 Castle Circle. An off-duty officer reported hearing gunshots. The noise was fireworks.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:03 p.m. Saturday at 47 Raymond Circle; at 2:11 p.m. Sunday at 26 Holten St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:20 a.m. Sunday at 2 Theresa Road. A caller reported vandalism to her motor vehicle in her driveway. Four tires were slashed and trash was thrown on the car.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Shon Calman, 39, was arrested and charged with two counts of shoplifting by asportation, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, motor vehicle operator refuses to identify self and on warrant charges of operation of multiple motor vehicle violations and Class B drug possession at 5:13 p.m. Friday.

Eric Cassie, 56, was arrested and charged with assault to murder and threat to commit a crime at 2:18 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:31 a.m. Friday at 260 Humphrey St.; at 1:44 p.m. Friday at 63 Essex St.; at 2:50 p.m. Friday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road; at 3:01 p.m. Friday at 200 Essex St.; at 6:12 p.m. Friday at CVS at 413 Paradise Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:52 p.m. Friday at C&L Package Store at 26 New Ocean St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:43 a.m. Saturday at 47 Pine St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:51 p.m. Friday at 132 Foster Road.

Barbara Full Curtin, 82

MARBLEHEADBarbara Full Curtin, 82, passed on April 15, 2017, at Spaulding Hospital, Cambridge, Mass. comforted by family. Barbara was born in Salem to Frederic W. Full and Miriam B. Taylor, and grew up in Marblehead with her parents and her sister Marilyn. She graduated from Marblehead High School and Vermont Junior College.

Barbara worked as a medical secretary at Salem Hospital until meeting the love of her life, Austin Robert Curtin, on an adventurous outing with girlfriends to Cape Cod in the summer of 1960. Barbara and Bob married in October 1961, and settled in Marblehead after a honeymoon trip to Miami Beach, Fla. They lovingly raised two children, Sue and Fred, and enjoyed traveling and spending time together in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Florida.

After raising her children, Barbara returned to work at Harbor Sweets in Salem, she remained there for more than 20 years. Barbara especially loved spending time with friends over a cup of coffee and, during the summers, relaxing with them on Preston Beach.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband and sister, and she leaves her son Frederic Curtin of Marblehead and her daughter Sue Gonzalez and her husband Jose Gonzalez of Charlestown. She also leaves her four nieces Kristin Johnson of Alameda, CA, Elizabeth Currier and Sarah Johnson of Hollis, N.H. and Lindsey Wild of Underhill, Vt. We miss our dear mother, mother-in-law and aunt. May she rest in peace.

Service Information: A graveside service will be held at Waterside Cemetery, 294 West Shore Dr., Marblehead on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. As requested there are no visiting hours. For additional information or online guestbook please visit Murphyfuneralhome.com or call 978-744-0497.

Nahant artwork spans three seas

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Artist Stacey Wilson-McMahon unveils the Three Seas mosaics.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

NAHANT — Three of the world’s seascapes translated into art are the latest addition to Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center thanks to dedication by local children who worked through spring vacation to complete the 30,000-piece mosaics.

The three mosaics depict coastal habitats of New England, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Northwest. They were unveiled in a Thursday night ceremony Kemari McCauley of Marblehead attended with friends and classmates.

“I think it’s a good thing because people are going to understand the oceans more if they can look at the art,” said McCauley, 10.

Working under the direction of artist Stacey Wilson-McMahon, who is also the director of Apatchworks, the middle and high school students attached thousands of small bisazza tiles from Italy to create the mosaics representing Northeastern University’s Three Seas program. Undergraduate and graduate students in the program live and study in New England, Caribbean, and Pacific Northwest coastal habitats throughout the course of a year.

Apatchworks is a nonprofit organization with a goal to create vibrant spaces in hospitals that might otherwise seem dreary or scary to children.

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Wilson-McMahon began working on the project nearly two years ago with members of Girls Inc. of Lynn’s Beach Sisters organization, a six-week program that focuses on STEAM, or science, technology, engineering, art and math. In 2015, a group of girls spent about seven hours working to complete the first of the three mosaics.

Because Wilson-McMahon lives in France, the project took a hiatus until April vacation approached. Youth from Lynn, Marblehead, Malden and other North Shore and Greater Boston communities opted to spend their break learning about science and creating art. The group completed the final two mosaics to complete the project.

“The kids spent some time on science and some on art,” said Val Perini, who coordinates outreach programs for k through 12 at the Marine Science Center. “They spent half the day learning about these habitats and then put what they learned into art.”

The three mosaics hang side by side within the center’s bunker.

“This bunker doesn’t always look cozy,” said Dr. Geoff Trussell, director of the Marine Science Center. “I think using artwork to express marine science is a good way to capture interest in marine science.”

He encouraged the youngsters to consider a career in the field, adding that he changed his mind many times before settling on Marine Science at the end of college.


Bridget Turcotte can be reached at bturcotte@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @BridgetTurcotte.

How much would you pay for this pottery?

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This piece of pottery — about the size of a hot plate — fetched $3,900 at auction.

SALEM — At an April 3 auction, a bidder put up $3,900 for this piece of Marblehead pottery, according to Witch City Consignment & Thrift co-owner Jenn Bayles. The bidder claimed that the piece could be worth upward of $10,000-20,000.

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Police log: 4-29-2017

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to The Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.

LYNN

Arrests

Kara Briana, 37,  of 9 Lakeview Ave. was charged for possessing a Class B, C and E substance on Thursday at 9:04 p.m.

Courtney Coleman, 55, of 34 Pleasant St., Hyde Park was arrested for larceny over $250 and on a default warrant at 2:21 p.m. Friday.

Christopher Godfrey, 20, of 21 Castle Gate Rd. in Boston was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on Thursday at 3:27 p.m.

Michael Rizzo, 39, of 88 Salem St., Reading was arrested for possession of a Class B drug substance, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and an uninsured motor vehicle and trailer at 4:25 p.m. on Thursday.

Angel Rodriguez, 22, of 72 Hanover St., was arrested with distributing cocaine on Thursday at 9:03 p.m.

Paige Rumson of 103 Liberty was arrested for threatening to commit a crime, assault and battery, trespassing, and possession of a Class A drug on Friday at 10:26 a.m.

Ashley Thibault, 31, was arrested for prostitution on Friday at5:16 a.m.

David Torres was arrested for breaking and entering at night to commit a felony and destruction of property over $250 on Thursday at 11:10 p.m.

Michael Vincent, 35, was arrested for possession of a knife, and possession of a Class B substance on Thursday at 8:12 p.m.

Eliza Wallner, 39, was arrested for prostitution and possession for a Class C substance n Friday at 1:51 a.m.  

Amy Ward, 35, was arrested for possession of a Class E substance on Thursday at 8:10 p.m.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:01 a.m. Friday at 451 Chestnut St.; at 7:54 a.m. Friday at 580 Essex St.; at 8:17 a.m. Friday at Boston and Marion streets; at 8:40 a.m. Friday at Kipp Academy at 90 High Rock St.;

Noise/Disturbance

A report of a disturbance at 12:15 a.m. Friday at Liberty and Washington streets; at 10 West Baltimore St. on Friday at 1:39 a.m.; a report of a noise on Friday at 12:31 a.m. at 110 Franklin St.; at 1:30 a.m. Friday at @5 Ridge Ave; at 2:40 a.m. on Friday at 4 Kingsley Terrace, Apt 9.

Police log: 4-28-2017


PEABODY

Complaints

On Monday at 4:19 p.m., a caller reported that a reckless driver got off Route 128 at the Lowell Street exit; At 5:12 p.m., a caller reported that there were several juveniles in an abandoned factory on Lynnfield Street. The juveniles were sent on their way; At 6:19 p.m., a manager reported a past larceny of 84 bras from Victoria’s Secret at the Northshore Mall; At 10:53 p.m., there was a report of a dog that was barking on Birch Street and keeping a neighbor up; At 11:54 p.m., police arrested Austin M. Belanger, 20, of Hobart Street in Danvers on a warrant.

Pet Sounds

On Tuesday at 11:36 a.m., a caller had left a voicemail stating that she needed help putting her dog in the car. On callback, she stated her neighbor had helped her secure the dog in the car.

At 12:43 p.m. on Tuesday a caller on North Central Court reported that her neighbor allows her dog to roam off leash, use her lawn as a bathroom, and does not pick up the waste. Animal control mailed a citation warning as well as a copy of the leash law, waste removal law, license application, and an order to license the dog within seven days; At 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday, there was a report of two men drinking in a parked vehicle in a lot on Summit Street. Officers checked the area and the men were sent on their way. The driver was drinking soda.

Disturbances

On Wednesday at 1:47 a.m., there was a report of two men causing a disturbance near the Tedeschi Food Shop on Main Street. Police arrested Khiry Jamal Murray, 26, of Kingsley Terrace in Lynn on charges of disorderly conduct, shoplifting, possessing a firearm without an FID card, possession of firearm or ammunition in a dwelling, and leaving a firearm in a vehicle. Police also arrested Brandon Dixon on Littles Lane in Peabody on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, subsequent offense; At 12:25 p.m., an anonymous caller said there was a man in the driveway with a rifle and a woman yelling at him. A sergeant arrived on the scene and said the weapon was a bb gun. The anonymous caller called back and said the rifle was in a blue barrel under a pizza box. The man was transported to Salem Hospital and the officer took possession of three bb guns.

Arrests  

At 1:08 p.m., on Friday police arrested Kelley Lyn Guillette, 43, of St Ann’s Avenue in Peabody on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to wear a seat belt. 


LYNNFIELD

Complaints

On Tuesday at 10:28 a.m., there was a report of a suspicious automobile on Main Street; At 6:12 p.m., there was a gas grill fire on Doncaster Road that was handled by the fire department; At 7:39 p.m., there was a suspicious automobile on Lynnbrook Road; On Wednesday at 1:06 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident with property damage at Condon Circle; At 2:58 p.m., there was a report of a fire on Salem Street; At 10:33 p.m., a caller on Fairview Avenue reported that a dog had been barking since the early morning hours; On Friday at 1:10 p.m., there was a report of a suspicious automobile on Prospect Avenue; At 3:40 p.m., there was a report of a painting missing from a resident’s room on Salem Street.


SAUGUS

Dispute

A male caller reported his sister is having a dispute with her landlord. Officers reported a verbal argument between tenant and landlord on Serino Way on Thursday at 1:50 p.m. Peace restored.

Disturbance

Manager at Sherman Plaza at 1160 Broadway reported a group of teens hanging out in back causing a disturbance on Friday at 6:40 p.m. Officers were dispatched but could not find youth.