Marblehead

Rebellion: a North Shore tradition

PHOTO BY ALENA KUZUB
Rev. Barnard (portrayed by Jeff Barz-Snell, Minister of the First Church of Salem), left, addresses the crowd, while Lieutenant Colonel Leslie (portrayed by Charlie Newhall of Salem) instructs his troops during a reenactment of Leslie’s retreat on Sunday.

By LEAH DEARBORN

SALEM — Resistance was in the air on Saturday, with surly Colonists invited to take part in a reenactment of Leslie’s retreat, a historic event with wide-reaching repercussions.

“Leslie’s retreat is kind of a big one,” said event organizer Stacia Kraft. “Somebody needs to do something about this every year. North Salem people have always been aware and attached to this story.”

On Feb. 26, 1775, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Leslie and the 64th regiment led the advancement of British troops from Marblehead to seize ammunition stored near North Bridge in Salem.

Once there, they met with resistance from local men who refused to lower the bridge and let them pass. A compromise was eventually struck without any fatalities, and Colonel Leslie retreated with his men.

The confrontation marked the first armed resistance to royal authority by colonists, according to a plaque on the bridge commemorating the event.

“It was the first place where they resisted the crown, which just wasn’t done,” said Craig Burnham, a self-described North Salem local. “The crown went where the crown wanted.”

Residents of what is now known as Peabody, formerly part of Danvers, were involved as well.

Salem city historian Jim McAllister said the Danvers regiment followed Leslie’s troops as they marched back to Marblehead playing “The World Turned Upside Down,” a tune later made famous by the British surrender at Yorktown.

“There’s a lot of different stories about Leslie’s retreat,” said Jane Arlander, who attended the event in the character of her ancestor, Mary Mulliken Sanderson.

Reenactment participants gathered at Hamilton Hall and the First Church on Essex Street in Salem before converging at the corner of Federal and North streets.

When a group of individuals wearing red and holding fake weapons approached in the guise of British troops, they were greeted by loud boos and at least one shout of “lobster-coated scallywags!”

After a heated discussion between Colonel Leslie, portrayed by Charles Newhall of Salem, and Colonial leaders, an agreement was reached and the fake weapons were lowered.

“I personally like the angle that it was peaceful,” said organizer Michael Selbst, a sentiment shared by Kraft.

“It was a grassroots effort,” said Kraft while sipping one of George Washington’s favorite beverages, Fish House Punch.

Kraft emphasized the timeliness and importance of nonviolent dissent in regards to why the history of Leslie’s retreat is still so relevant today.

“People are turning from being consumers to being citizens,” she said.

The reenactment is one of a series of upcoming events celebrating the area’s revolutionary history, including a resistance ball at Hamilton Hall on April 8.

Police log: 2-27-2017

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Arrests

Decourcey Belle, 27, of 12 Beech St., Roslindale, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation, resisting arrest, fugitive from justice, disguise to obstruct justice and on a warrant charge of larceny at 2:05 p.m. Friday.

Aldo Chery, of 51 Hanover St., was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 12:50 a.m. Saturday.

Matthew Coolong, 28, of 22 Lynnway, Revere, was arrested and charged with destruction of property at 3:08 a.m. Saturday.

James Dryer, of 12 Main St., Salisbury, was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise and assault with a dangerous weapon at 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

Larry Green, 52, of 780 Albany Ave., Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 8:40 a.m. Sunday.

Donald Greenleaf, 48, of 172A Jenness St., was arrested and charged with parole/probation violation and on a warrant at 11:47 p.m. Friday.

Jason Janiluinas, 41, of 37 Wentworth Road, Revere, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, Class A drug possession and on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to signal at 11:02 a.m. Saturday.

Aaron Mwankuga, 25, of 78 Central Ave., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 9:32 a.m. Sunday.

Alchanice Sharpe, 21, of 8 Fowler St., Dorchester, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 3:21 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:28 p.m. Friday at 406 Eastern Ave.; at 7:59 p.m. Friday at Dee’s Corner at 37 Essex St.; at 8:31 p.m. Saturday at 16 Blakeley St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:39 p.m. Friday at 185 N Common St.; at 3:09 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Springvale Avenue; at 4:15 p.m. Friday at Boston and N Bend streets; at 11:02 p.m. Friday at 5 Tracy Ave.; at 12:02 a.m. Saturday at 33 Bowler St.; at 9:20 a.m. Saturday at 20 Nahant Place; at 11:03 a.m. Saturday on Maple Street; at 3:23 p.m. Saturday at Grant Street and Rock Avenue; at 8:48 p.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 577 Walnut St.; at 11:26 a.m. Sunday at 32 Hamilton Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:46 p.m. Saturday at Hollingsworth Street and Rock Avenue; at 10:59 p.m. Saturday at 45 Union St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 4:57 p.m. Saturday on Union Street; at 8:24 p.m. Saturday on Newhall Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:53 p.m. Friday at 469 Walnut St.; at 12:32 a.m. Sunday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:14 a.m. Sunday at 101 Bickford St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:13 p.m. Friday at 43 Kernwood Drive; at 5:35 p.m. Friday at 9 Evans Lane; at 5:40 p.m. Friday at Big Lots at 126 Boston St.; at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Pizza Hut at 39 State St.; at 7:24 p.m. Friday at 360 Washington St.; at 8:16 p.m. Friday on Market Street; at 8:18 p.m. Friday at 130 Neptune Blvd.; at 9:20 p.m. Friday at Hanover and N Common streets; at 12:10 a.m. Saturday at 34 Hanover St.; at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 8 Auburn St.; at 2:32 a.m. Saturday at 501 Washington St.; at 2:40 a.m. Saturday at 604 Essex St.; at 2:41 a.m. Saturday at Honey Dew Donuts at 1067 Western Ave.; at 3:11 a.m. Saturday at 15 Huss Court; at 3:24 a.m. Saturday at 111 Grant St.; at 4:23 a.m. Saturday at 47 Trinity Ave.; at 1:16 p.m. Saturday at 111 New Park St.; at 1:33 p.m. Saturday at 18 Henry Ave.; at 2:53 p.m. Saturday at 131 Commercial St.; at 4:17 p.m. Saturday at 16 Essex Circle; at 5:51 p.m. Saturday at 61 Bulfinch St.; at 5:51 p.m. Saturday on Lynnway; at 7:20 p.m. Saturday at 90 Linwood St.; at 8:18 p.m. Saturday at 69 N Common St.; at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at 19 Kevill Road; at 1:05 a.m. Sunday at 22 N Franklin St.; at 6:35 a.m. Sunday at 98 Henry Ave.; at 7:32 a.m. Sunday at 50 Andrew St.; at 9:47 a.m. Sunday at 124 Green St.; at 10:34 a.m. Sunday at 40 Hamilton Ave.; at 10:42 a.m. Sunday at 77 Green St.

A report of an injured police officer at 2:11 p.m. Friday at 300 Washington St.

A report of a gunshot at 8:09 p.m. Friday at Lynn Woods Playground on Great Woods Road; at 8:11 p.m. Friday on Harris Road; at 11:55 p.m. Friday at Essex and Jackson streets.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:30 p.m. Friday on Essex Street; at 9:04 a.m. Saturday at Jefferson and Sheridan streets; at 9:13 p.m. Saturday on Nahant Place.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:57 p.m. Friday at 204 Blossom St. Extension; at 7 p.m. Friday at 11 Kings Hill Drive; at 7:21 p.m. Friday at 130 Eastern Ave.; at 8:38 p.m. Friday at 95 Tremont St.

A report of a robbery at 9:01 p.m. Friday at 135 Chestnut St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:11 p.m. Friday at 140 Linwood St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:02 p.m. Friday on Maverick Court.

Complaints

A caller reported erratic operation of a car at 2:59 p.m. Saturday at West Shore Drive and Lafayette Street. The caller reported the driver was tailgating, honking and driving like a “maniac.” The caller further reported the car was all smashed up.

A caller reported she witnessed a black Audi SUV strike a biker at 3:03 p.m. Saturday at Atlantic and Rockaway avenues. She stopped to make sure the biker was OK, and reported he was fine, but was shaken up. She stated the driver of the SUV kept going after hitting the biker.

A report of kids in the driveway at 7:08 p.m. Saturday on Cornell Road. A woman reported driving by a house on Cornell Road. She said the owners were away, but there were two teenagers in their driveway smoking cigarettes and wasn’t sure what was going on. Police reported one of the people was the homeowner’s daughter, who was staying at the house while her parents were in Florida.

A pocketknife was found near the swings at the Jewish Community Center at 7:25 p.m. Saturday  on Community Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:28 a.m. Friday on Lafayette Street. Three headstones were tipped over in the cemetery.


PEABODY

Arrests

Jose Garcia, 54, of 165 Cottage St., Apt. 608, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 3:14 p.m. Friday.

Travis Wayne Sangster, 24, of 90 Aborn St., Apt. 1L, was arrested on a warrant at 4:31 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:41 p.m. Friday at TUV America at 10 Centennial Drive; at 1:24 p.m. Sunday at 85 Andover St. and 6 Esquire Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:57 p.m. Friday at Capone’s Restaurant at 147 Summit St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:18 p.m. Friday at North Shore Mobile Villa at 161 Newbury St. A vehicle that struck a trailer was reported. Police reported a small piece of plastic was hit and there was no damage; at 3:14 p.m. Saturday at Descenza Jewelers at 161 Andover St. Maria Deleon, 36, of 24 High Rock Terrace, Lynn, was summoned for unlicensed operation and a red light violation. Adolfo Lopez, 36, of 24 High Rock Terrace, Lynn, was summoned for revoked registration/no insurance and allowing unlicensed operation; at 4:11 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Housing Authority at 75 Central St.; at 7:04 p.m. Saturday at 93 Gardner St. and 50 Margin St.; at 7:17 p.m. Saturday on Cross Street; at 1:11 a.m. Sunday at Bill & Bob’s Roast Beef at 2 Central St.; at 1:23 a.m. Sunday at 52 Lynn St. A caller reported a car into a fence.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:08 a.m. Sunday at 15 Coolidge Road. Four pairs of sunglasses and spare change was stolen; at 10:06 a.m. Sunday at 24 Dustin St. A black leather purse, with a wallet inside, was stolen.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:20 p.m. Friday at 94 Franklin St. A caller reported a purse and clothing in her trash barrel. The items were returned to the owner; at 10:12 p.m. Friday at 500 Northshore Road. Three males were reportedly wandering along and looking around with flashlights; at 2:40 a.m. Saturday at 550 Lowell St. and 232 Newbury St. State Police reported a group of four youths throwing objects at vehicles on the highway; at 11:47 a.m. Saturday at Barnes and Noble at 210B Andover St. A male yelling at toddlers was reported; at 7:34 p.m. Saturday on Hilltop Drive. A caller reported a male that appeared to be intoxicated walking in the road and waving and white shirt over in his head. Police couldn’t find the man.

A report of a disturbance at 9:17 p.m. Friday at Maddy’s Car Wash at 300 Andover St. Loud music in the lot was reported. The music was turned down to an acceptable level after police responded; at 10:23 p.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Society at 15 Endicott St. Loud music was reported; at 2:20 a.m. Saturday at Highlands at Dearborn at 19 Dearborn Road. A caller reported a male and female yelling someone’s name with a crowbar in hand; at 5:06 p.m. Saturday at 19 Farm Ave. A possible disturbance over people removing items was reported; at 9:39 p.m. Saturday at 111 Birch St. A loud house party was reported. Police ended the party; at 11:32 p.m. Saturday at Clean As Can Be at 15 Bowditch St. A noise complaint coming from a party in the neighborhood was reported. Police reported the party was ended; at 11:34 p.m. Saturday at 47 Aborn St. A loud party with underage drinking was reported. Police reported all of the people were 21 and older.

A fight was reported at 12:08 a.m. Saturday at Domino’s Pizza at 1 Andover St. Police reported someone asked the driver of a silver Honda for a ride, and was then jumped by the occupants of the car. No weapons were involved. The vehicle fled down Endicott Street.

Fire

A shed fire was reported at 8:46 p.m. Friday at 19 Granite St. Police reported the blaze was coming from a fire pit.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 3:37 p.m. Saturday on Holten Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of an overdose at 4:22 p.m. Saturday on Andover Street. The person was taken to Lahey North Hospital; at 7:20 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. The person refused to cooperate with police, but was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:43 a.m. Saturday at 111 Foster St. A Medford cab driver reported a man didn’t pay his cab fare and left his credit card in the car. Police couldn’t find the person, and reported the card left behind was a debit gift card with a negative balance.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:16 a.m. Saturday at Vega and Sons Trucking at 8 Lynn St. A vehicle was vandalized overnight.

‘Dark’ day a good one for Lynn’s Stafford

PHOTO | BOB ROCHE
Lynn Jets goalie Jack Stafford is ready to smother the shot of Jets teammate Jon Kosmas in Shoot Out/Shooter

By GORDON VINCENT

SALEM – For the past four years, goaltender Jack Stafford has been the backbone of the Lynn Jets. In Saturday’s Northeastern Conference all-star boys hockey game, Stafford got the rare opportunity to play against two of his Jets teammates, Jon Kosmas and Ryan Clark.

Stafford made 12 saves but more importantly earned bragging rights as his team in Dark jerseys defeated the team in White jerseys, 7-6, on Saturday at Rockett Arena. James McCarthy of Marblehead scored the winning goal for the Dark team with 1:45 left in the game.

“Everyone should have an opportunity to experience a game like this,” said Stafford, who was named to the NEC All-Conference first team as well as being selected to participate in the All-Star game. “You get to play with kids you play against all season, and you get to see a different side of them. And they’re all great players.”

What’s more, Stafford stoned Kosmas twice on penalty shots the pre-game skills competition. More bragging rights.

“Yeah, there definitely was some chirping going on,” said Stafford. “If (Kosmas) had scored on me during the shootout or if either one of them had scored on me during the game, I definitely would have heard about it.”

Stafford ended up on the opposite bench from his Lynn teammates because of the five goalies selected for the game, four would have ended up on the White team, which was comprised of players from Danvers, Winthrop, Gloucester, Peabody and Lynn, sans Stafford.

The Dark team was made up of players from Marblehead, Swampscott, Revere, Beverly and Saugus.

McCarthy led the Dark team with two goals and an assist, while Andrew Dove and Mike Johnson, both of Swampscott, Drew Cioffi of Marblehead, Brendan Ronan of Saugus, and Mike Giordano of Revere scored once each. Louis Olivieri of Swampscott and Braden Haley of Marblehead had two assists each.

For the White team, Liam Lyons of Gloucester had a pair of goals, Henry Brooks of Winthrop, Chris Gillen of Peabody, Sal Costanzo of Gloucester and Rob Tibbetts of Danvers scored one goal apiece. Tibbetts added a pair of assists, as did Lynn’s Clark.

The game itself, which was carved into two, 25-minute periods of running time, was what you would expect – lots of end-to-end play, few whistles, no penalties, and almost no contact (there were two body checks during the game, both of which appeared to be accidental). The proceedings did get a bit spirited in the final minute, however, as the White team pressed for a tying goal. Stafford had to make a good stop of a shot by Winthrop’s David Barry with about 13 seconds left in the game to preserve the win.

In the skills competition, Tibbetts of Danvers was the winner of the fastest skater competition, edging Jack Poska of Swampscott in the final. Ridge Driscoll of Marblehead won the stickhandling competition, beating Colin Desmond of Danvers in the final. Winners of the shootout were Marblehead’s Haley, who defeated Jimmy Alcott of Saugus in the final, and Winthrop goaltender Ryan Skoczylas, who stopped seven of the eight shots he faced.

 

Swampscott snags top seed in Division 3 hockey

FILE PHOTO
Louis Olivieri is one of two Big Blue players who eclipsed the 100-point mark for his career this season

By SCOT COOPER

The Swampscott hockey team is in a new spot as it  awaits the start if the Division 3 hockey tournament.

The Big Blue are the top seed for the first time, finishing the regular season at 17-3, the best record in the history of the program.

Blue coach Gino Faia said the team will use this week to get healthy, and he’ll remind his team that they’ve got to play their best hockey of the year, because seeding doesn’t matter when the puck drops. “We’re very happy about our regular season, certainly, but that’s not going to mean much when we take the ice next Sunday,” Faia said. “We’re proud of our regular season, but it’s a different story now. Anything can happen in the playoffs, seeding really doesn’t matter, you have to play well no matter whether you’re seeded first or last.”

The Big Blue received a first round bye, and will play the winner of the Newton South-Lowell first round game. Swampscott has some history with both teams in previous seasons, playing Newton South in several East Boston Tournaments and beating Lowell twice last winter.

“It’s the playoffs and you’ve got to go out and win games, top seed, bottom seed, you have to do it on the ice this time of year,” Faia said. “We’ve got a good week to get ready, which we need to get everybody healthy.”

Several regulars were wiped out by different illnesses down the stretch, but the Blue still won five of their last six games despite having two of their first four defensemen out of the lineup.

Faia said pressure in the offensive end and contributions from the backline have been the keys to Swampscott’s success this season. The forwards have done a good job forcing turnovers with an aggressive fore-check and then turning them into scoring opportunities for the Blue.

“One of the things that’s really helped us is good offensive numbers from our defensemen, Jack Poska, Dom Codispoti, Emery Wollerschied and David Peterson have all had good seasons defensively, and have really contributed on the offensive end as well,” Faia said.

This is the third straight playoff trip for junior goalie Dan Johnson and the big first line of Mike Johnson, Andrew Dove and Louis Olivieri. Both Mike Johnson and Olivieri cracked the 100-point plateau for Swampscott this winter.

“We do have a lot of guys with playoff experience, certainly but I think this season we really are a deep team and can play three lines and get production from all three lines,” Faia said.

In Division 1, St. Mary’s (13-7-2) awaits word of its first-round opponent. The Spartans won’t know until after tonight’s Division 1A play-in games.

In Division 2, No. 12 Saugus (9-7-4) will try to knock off No. 5 Methuen (12-4-4) Tuesday night in Woburn. The Sachems will try to get their footing back after dropping their final two games of the regular season

“It’s important that we shore up a few things defensively, and it’s important that we play our game,” said Saugus coach Jeff Natalucci.

“We need to get in there aggressively on the forecheck, and really, just play our game. We need to bring our game, and not let them bring their game to us.”

Natalucci will be counting on a strong performance in the net from junior Nick Sanderson and will look for some scoring punch up front from Brendan Ronan (18-12-30), Brendan Patterson (12-8-20) and top-scoring defenseman Mike Sarnacchiaro (5-10-15).

“When things are working for us, it’s our speed, getting pucks in deep, playing the game down low,” Natalucci said. “We’ve got three lines that can all skate really well, and when we forecheck the way that we’re capable of, and play the game down low we have a lot of success.”

No. 3 Danvers (15-3-2) and winner of the Northeastern Conference/North crown, grabbed a bye awaits the winner of the Tewksbury-Stoneham game. Coach Steve Baldasarre said his team bounced back from a tough stretch in the middle of the season and closed the schedule very well.

“We really just have to keep playing with the consistency we’ve been playing with lately, we had our little lull, three losses, in the middle of the season,” Baldasarre said. “The guys got refocused they worked hard, the guys picked each other up, and we had a lot of guys step up after a few guys got hurt.”

No. 4 Winthrop (13-3-4) will try to shake off a rough stretch to close the season; junior forward Tyler Mignosa suffered a back injury in practice and will be out of action for three months, according to coach Dale Dunbar.

“He (Mignosa) went out five games ago, and we haven’t won since, we’ve managed a couple of ties, but I’m a little concerned about our recent play,” Dunbar said. “Tyler’s one of those kids that does everything for you, and you really miss him when he’s out of the lineup.”

Winthrop will square off against the No. 13 seed Lynnfield Tuesday night at 7:30 in Stoneham.

No. 9 Marblehead (12-6-4) comes into the tournament with a 6-0-2 in February to finish with 12 wins after a 0-4-1 start. Coach Bob Jackson said his team would need an A-plus effort Tuesday (7:30) at the Chelmsford Forum against North Andover.

“North Andover is very, very formidable opponent, and we are definitely going to have to play one of our best games of the year to beat them,” Jackson said. “If you look at their record, they played a great schedule this year, they beat Danvers, they beat Tewksbury, they beat Lincoln-Sudbury. Some of the teams that are ahead of them in the playoff standings they played really well against.”

Marblehead will need solid play in the net from senior Ronan Cunningham and scoring from the first line of Braden Haley, James McCarthy and Drew Cioffi. Marblehead’s second line has been a pleasant surprise this winter, with Sam Cioffi and Jacob Garfield playing with freshman Zach Piersol. Piersol didn’t make the team to start the year, but worked his way onto the team and has scored some very big goals for Marblehead.

Police log: 2-25-2017

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

Khalil Johnson, 27, of 205 Pratt Ave., Lowell, was arrested for shoplifting and resisting arrest on Friday at 2:05 p.m.

Kendrick Bellamy, 41, of 21 Kerwin St., Boston, was arrested for larceny from a building, breaking and entering, possessing  a burglary instrument, destruction of property and possession of a Class E substance at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Victoria Badjie, 38, of 188 Washington St., was arrested on a charge of protective custody at 2:31 p.m. Thursday.

Raymond Bryant, 63, was arrested for trespass at 4:27 p.m. Thursday.

Albert Burns, of 11 Dudley St., Saugus was arrested for shoplifting at 3:21 p.m. Thursday.

Kelly McNeil, 31, of 10 Greene St., North Reading, was arrested for larceny from a building, breaking and entering, possessing  a burglary instrument and a knife with a blade at 3:33 a.m. Thursday.

Brian Neenan of 124 Central St.was arrested on a warrant charge for operating a vehicle with a revoked license and two counts of distributing a Class A and B substances at 12:39 p.m. Friday.

John O’Neal, 66, of 69 North Common St., was arrested on a warrant charge for a parole violation on Thursday at 6:23 p.m.

Lurina Rivera of 32 Range Ave. was arrested on a warrant charge of using a motor vehicle without permission, larceny from a building and motor vehicle larceny on Friday at 10:24 a.m.

Donald Ross, 48, was arrested for trespassing on Thursday at 1:02 p.m.

William Tirrell of 100 Willow St., was arrested on Thursday at 9:15 p.m. for driving with a suspended license.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:51 a.m. Thursday at Broad Street; at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at Green and Union streets.; at 12:51 p.m. Thursday at Essex Street and Rogers Avenue; at 12:59 p.m. Thursday at Brightwood Terrace and Essex Street; at 1:15 p.m. Thursday Franklin and Laighton streets; at 2:36 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant and State streets; at 3:12 a.m. Friday at 678 Walnut St.; at 6:44 a.m. Friday at Essex Avenue and Essex Street Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle at 3:23 a.m. Thursday at 325 Broad St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:56 a.m. Friday at Planet Fitness at 50 Boston St.; Friday at 12:58 a.m. Friday at Chestnut and Union streets; Friday at 678 Walnut St. at 3:12 a.m. Friday at City Hall at 3 City Hall Square at 11:14 a.m.; at 1:11 p.m. Friday at Essex Circle.

Police log: 2-24-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Abdou K. Sene, 21, of 15 Hines Court, Apt. 10, was arrested on a warrant at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:07 a.m. Thursday at Tedesco and Maple streets.

Complaints

A report of loud music that had been going on for an hour at 5:05 a.m. Friday on Washington Street. Officer reported an all clear and everything appears quiet.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:21 p.m. Thursday at the Salem Country Club at 133 Forest St.; at 6:13 p.m. Thursday at 102 Tremont St.; a hit and run at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at 67 Lynnfield St.; at 12:26 a.m. Friday at Newbury Street.

Well Being Check

North Shore Elder Services requested well being check for a man who has dementia and a history of falls on Thursday at 10:16 a.m. police checked home and found female was sleeping.

A 911 call to police at 10:54 a.m. Thursday from an insurance company representative who said a customer told them he was planning to kill himself. Officer spoke to man and he was taken to Salem Hospital for evaluation. Home checked for firearms.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5 p.m. Thursday at Big Lots on the VFW Parkway; at 7:12 p.m. Thursday on Sargent Street. Hit and run on Thursday at 9:35 p.m. on Walnut Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 1:52 a.m. Wednesday on Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:04 p.m. Thursday at Global Oil on Lee Burbank Highway; at 2:47 p.m. Thursday on Irving Street; at 6:50 p.m. Thursday on Winthrop Avenue.


SAUGUS

Complaints

A caller reported traffic lights not working at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Ballard Street at 11:35 a.m. Friday. Department of Public Works notified.

Suspicious Activity

Caller reported she heard noises outside her home and saw footprints at 12:30 p.m. Friday at 40 Clifton Ave. Officer reported footprints appear to be old and there was no sign of forced entry.

Credit Card Fraud

A woman came to the station Friday at 12:51 p.m. to report fraudulent charges on her credit card totaling $700. Filed report.

Helen I. Feinberg, 92

SWAMPSCOTT — Helen I. (Bulafkin) Feinberg 92, of Swampscott, formerly of Chelsea, beloved wife of the late Julius “Moxie” Feinberg, died Feb. 21, 2017 at the Devereux House in Marblehead surrounded by her family.

Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Rose (Ligols) Bulafkin. Raised and educated in Chelsea, a graduate of Chelsea High School and was employed at Chelsea City Hall for many years. She was also a home maker who enjoyed her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a 20-year resident of Swampscott.

She is survived by her three sons, Richard Feinberg and his wife Laural, Stuart Feinberg, both of Swampscott, and Ralph Feinberg and his wife Janet of Newton; her grandchildren, Jordan Feinberg of Newton and Julie R. Lucas of Swampscott; and her two great grandchildren, Kyle and Dylan Lucas of Swampscott.

Service information: Private graveside services were held at Liberty Progressive Cemetery, Everett. Memorial observance to be held in the recreation room at Crown Pointe, 400 Paradise Road, Swampscott, Monday, Feb. 27 from 12-5 p.m. Assisting the family with arrangements is the TORF Funeral Service, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea. For guest book please visitwww.torffuneralservice.com.

 

Lynn boys basketball teams prep for tourney

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Javonte Edwards and the No. 14 Lynn English boys basketball team will visit No. 3 Central Catholic on Tuesday night. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

The MIAA boys basketball state tournament pairings were released on Friday, and all four Lynn teams will compete for a shot at a state title.

In Division 1 North, English (10-9), the No. 14 seed, will visit No. 3 Central Catholic on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs boast a talented nucleus led by Tommy Rijo and Ivy Lopes. Javonte Edwards is a strong presence in the paint and gives English a boost when he knocks down his mid-range jump shot. Calvin Seng runs the offense and is capable of catching fire from the three at anytime. English qualified for the tournament with a win in its final game of the season at Swampscott.

In Division 2 North, Classical (18-3) drew the third seed and will host No. 14 Salem on Monday night. The Rams finished the season with three wins a row, giving coach Tom Grassa a reason to feel his team is coming into the state tournament on a good note.

“The fact that we’re coming off a win against Marblehead has to be helpful,” Grassa said. “We beat Beverly, English and Marblehead to give us three wins in four days to end the season. That should certainly give us some momentum coming into the tournament.”

Salem is no stranger to Classical. The two talented Northeastern Conference teams battled it out earlier in the season, with the Rams grabbing a 54-43 win.

“They’re a dangerous team,” Grassa said of the Witches. “They’re probably the best three-point shooting team, maybe in the league. They were down 20 points to Marblehead and managed to cut that down to two points in the fourth quarter.”

Salem boasts a handful of talented outside shooters, meaning the Rams will have to be strong on defense to get the win.

“They can be an explosive team,” Grassa said. “It’s easy to defend a team that has one shooter. They have five guys on the perimeter that can hit three-pointers.”

After being knocked out of last season’s tournament in the first round with a loss at Arlington, Classical is coming in hungry this time around.

“We certainly do not want to get knocked out in the first round,” Grassa said. “I think getting beat by Arlington last year may serve as a heavy motivational point to survive.”

In Division 3, Tech drew the No. 15 seed and visits No. 2 Newburyport on Monday. The Tigers (7-13) finished the season on a four-game win streak and clinched the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Small in the process. Coach Stevie Patrick said his team is feeling good after achieving the goals it set in the preseason.

“We did everything we said we were going to do,” Patrick said. “We won the CAC, we’re in the state tournament, and we have a few players who might be all-stars.”

Patrick said the team’s solid ending is a good sign moving into the tournament.

“We’re coming in with a four-game winning streak,” Patrick said. “I don’t think we can ask for anything better. We’ve been practicing extremely hard.”

The Tigers didn’t play against Newburyport during the regular season, but Patrick scouted the Clippers last week and came away impressed.

“I had a feeling we were going to be playing them so I watched them a week ago against Mystic Valley,” Patrick said. “They’re smart, they play together very well and they have athleticism. They’re similar to us and they play together.”

In Division 4, St. Mary’s, the No. 3 seed, has a first-round bye. The Spartans will host the winner of Tuesday’s matchup between No. 6 Maimonides and No. 11 Winthrop on Thursday.

The Spartans are off until Thursday’s game, meaning it’ll be a one-week layoff between games for St. Mary’s. Although some teams prefer to avoid long breaks, the Spartans will use the week to heal up.

“We had some injuries up until a week and a half ago,” St. Mary’s coach Dave Brown said. “We played very well in the Spartan Classic and the consolation game of the Comcast Tournament, so I was pleased to see that.”

Brown added, “We played our last five games in six days. The kids will be able to rest and heal up their injuries. We’ll get some shooting in, some sprints and we’ll be ready to go.”

Brown, who used to coach at Winthrop, said it would be a neat opportunity to clash against the Vikings. A few of Brown’s former players are currently on the Winthrop coaching staff.

 

Plenty of local teams in state tourney

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Chris Canela and the No. 9 Peabody Tanners will visit No. 8 Lawrence on Monday night. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

There’s no shortage of local teams that will participate in this year’s MIAA boys basketball state tournament.

In Division 1 North, No. 5 St. John’s Prep will host No. 12 Revere on Tuesday night. The Eagles finished the regular season at 15-5, led by strong play from Matt Relihan, Tommy O’Neil and Brett McNiff. Revere won 8 of its final 10 games to finish at 13-9 under first-year coach David Leary. Players to watch on the Patriots side include Mass Joof and Curtis High.

Peabody (13-7) drew the No. 9 seed in Division 1, earning the Tanners a trip to Lawrence to play the No. 8 Lancers on Monday night.

“I’ve had a chance to get an initial scouting report on them (Lancers), we’re familiar with them,” Tanners coach Thad Broughton said. “They’re a terrific team and they play in a tough conference but we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

Peabody will have to stick to its strengths to come out of Lawrence with the win.

“We went up there for the state tournament two years ago,” Broughton recalled. “It was a great atmosphere. We need to do all the things that got us in the tournament, which are take care of the basketball, rebound and defend.”

Also in Division 1, No. 7 Malden (14-6) hosts No. 10 Somerville on Monday.

In Division 2 North, No. 2 Marblehead (19-1) hosts No. 15 Wakefield on Monday. The Magicians put together a strong season led by Patrick Bugler and Derek Marino. Bo Millett has served as a strong rebounder for the Magicians down the stretch.

“Wakefield’s a tough team,” Magicians coach Mike Giardi said. “Their record is very deceiving. We saw them in our Sheridan Tournament. They play really hard and it’s going to be a tough game for us.”

Although the Magicians had a great regular season, Giardi and his players understand that the tournament is a different story.

“We’re fortunate that we’ve played very well in key moments,” Giardi said. “We overcame some adversity. When you’re in the tournament, it’s one game at a time.”

Division 2 features a battle between two talented NEC powerhouses in No. 3 Classical (18-3) and No. 14 Salem (10-8), at Classical on Monday. The Rams and Witches met in the regular season, with Classical notching a 54-43 win at Salem. The Witches feature a number of outside shooters who are capable of heating up from the three. Nate Lebron and Henny Vlaun are two names to watch for Salem in the tournament.

Also in the Division 2 North bracket, No. 12 Beverly (12-8) visits No. 5 Brighton and No. 10 Malden Catholic (13-7) is at No. 7 North Andover. Pat Gavin is the player to keep an eye out for on the Beverly side.

In Division 3 North, Lynnfield and Saugus will look to make noise.

The No. 4 Pioneers (16-4) put together a great regular season. They’ll host No. 13 Stoneham on Monday. Lynnfield is anchored by its two leading scorers, Louis Ellis and Billy Arsenault.

Saugus (7-13), which made the tournament under the Sullivan Rule, drew the No. 14 seed in the bracket. The Sachems will hit the road for a matchup at No. 3 Weston on Monday.

Sachems assistant coach Mark Bertrand said the tough NEC schedule has prepared Saugus for what the team will see in the tournament.

“We knew as the season progressed that we’d likely be on the road,” Bertrand said. “That’s the great thing about the NEC, we’re battle-tested.”

Bertrand added, “As much as we would’ve liked to have won more games, the NEC gets you ready.”

Saugus has seen film on Weston and will continue to study its upcoming opponent as Monday’s game nears.

“We’ve seen them,” Bertrand said. “We have some film and we’ll look at some more over the weekend. They’re really good. They’ll be ready for us.”

Although the Sachems didn’t finish the regular season with as many wins as the team had hoped, the state tournament brings a new beginning.

“We would’ve loved to have been 15-5 but that didn’t happen,” Bertrand said. “Everyone’s 0-0 right now. We know we have a good team and they’re starting to gel. Most teams come together in the second half.”

A pair of local teams are featured in the Division 4 bracket in No. 10 Mystic Valley and No. 11 Winthrop. Mystic Valley  (11-9) will make the trip up to No. 7 Pope John on Monday. The Vikings (8-12) will visit No. 6 Maimonides on Tuesday. The winner of the game will clash against No. 3 St. Mary’s (15-5), last year’s Division 4 state champion, at Conigliaro Gym.

Police log: 2-24-2017

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

Kendrick Bellamy, 41, of 21 Kerwin St., Boston, was arrested and charged with larceny from building, breaking and entering nighttime for a felony, possession of a burglarious instrument, destruction of property and Class E drug possession at 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

Dylan Flanagan, 24, of 6 Wilson Terrace, was arrested and charged with parole/probation violation at 2:22 p.m. Thursday.

Georgios Keskinidis was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Kelly McNeil, 30, of 10 Greene St., North Reading, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering nighttime for a felony, larceny from building, destruction of property, possession of a burglarious instrument and possession of a knife with a blade over 2 and a half inches at 3:33 a.m. Thursday.

Emily Sheehan, 25, of 9 Bearhill Road, Merrimack, was arrested on warrant charges of juror failure to attend, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation and OUI liquor at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday at B Street and Parkland Avenue; at 2:54 p.m. Wednesday at 258 Parkland Ave.; at 3:28 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Western Ave.; at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday at Boston Street and Rhodes Avenue; at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday at 400 Broadway; at 11:51 a.m. Thursday on Broad Street; at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at Green and Union streets; at 12:51 p.m. Thursday at Essex Street and Rogers Avenue; at 1:20 p.m. Thursday at Franklin and Laighton streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday at 406 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:59 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Church at 74 South Common St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday at 29 North Common St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 3:23 a.m. Thursday at 325 Broad St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday at 19 Essex Circle; at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday at 19 Forest St.; at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday on Brightwood Terrace; at 4:52 p.m. Wednesday at 377 Essex St.; at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday at 147 Franklin St.; at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Public Library at 5 North Common St.; at 11:36 p.m. Wednesday at 330 Essex St.; at 12:15 a.m. Thursday on Quincy Terrace; at 1:54 a.m. Thursday at 2 Williams Place; at 2:29 a.m. Thursday at 454 Essex St.; at 3:06 a.m. Thursday at 16 Flint St.; at 9:11 a.m. Thursday at 2 Brightwood Terrace.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday on Boston Street; at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday on Chatham Street; at 5:19 a.m. Thursday on Mudge Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday at Lynn City Hall at 3 City Hall Square; at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday at 170 Union St.; at 1:11 p.m. Thursday at 8 Silsbee St.

A report of a robbery at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday on North Common Street.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 1:23 p.m. Thursday at 271 Chatham St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:48 p.m. Wednesday at Goldfish Pond at 0 Lafayette Park; at 10:09 a.m. Thursday at 81 Empire St.

Police log: 2-23-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Abdou K. Sene, 21, of 15 Hines Court, Apt. 10, was arrested on a warrant at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:07 a.m. Thursday at Tedesco and Maple streets.

Complaints

A report of someone posing as a firefighter at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday on Anderson Street. The fire chief called in saying he was alerted to someone posing as a firefighter in an effort to solicit a donation.


PEABODY

Arrests

David E. Garcia, 46, of 390 Lowell St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday.

Laurie J. McCullock, 40, of 401 Essex St., Apt. 222, Beverly, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, shoplifting by concealing merchandise and possession of a burglarious instrument at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday on Centennial Drive; at 4:36 p.m. Wednesday at 221 Andover St.; at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday at Domino’s Pizza at 1 Andover St.; at 7:47 a.m. Thursday at 220 Lowell St. and 2 Forest St.; at 12:55 p.m. Thursday at U.S. Post Office at 4 Essex Center Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:35 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 527 Lowell St.

Complaints

A report of gunshots at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday on Scribner Road. Ten gunshots were reported. Police reported the call was unfounded.

A report of a disturbance at 8:43 a.m. Thursday on McIntire Court; at 1:08 p.m. Thursday at Wendy’s at 71 Newbury St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday on Foster Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens at 35 Main St. A stolen bike was reported, worth about $300.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:02 a.m. Thursday at 111 Main St. A caller reported damage to a vehicle during neighbors moving.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway; at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday at Dairy Mart on Squire Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 1:52 a.m. Wednesday on Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday at Rumney Flats on Ward Street; at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Crescent Avenue; at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday at Hill Park on Park Avenue; at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday on Squire Road; at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at Flaming Grill Buffet on Furlong Drive; at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 10:32 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Nahant Avenue.

A report of shots fired at 9:38 pm. Wednesday on Cooledge Street.

Theft

A report of larceny of a wallet at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday at Burlington Coat Factory on Squire Road.

A report of auto theft at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday on Central Avenue; at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday on Shirley Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:33 a.m. Wednesday at Domino’s Pizza on Broadway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:51 a.m. Wednesday at York Ford at 1481 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at Lynn Fells Parkway and Falmouth Street; at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday at Jimmy’s Steer House at 114 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday on Bow Street. One person was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday at 8 Wickford St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday at Speedway at 220 Broadway. A theft of about $25 was reported.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:19 p.m. Wednesday at 27 Spring St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of an accident at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday at 88 Cherry St.

Morrison: Lynn teams ready to make noise in tourney

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Temi Falayi has been a staple to St. Mary’s success on the court this season. 

By KATIE MORRISON

It’s been a banner year for basketball in Lynn.

For the first time since 2011, seven of Lynn’s eight basketball teams made the tournament: the boys teams from all four schools, and the girls teams from Classical, St. Mary’s and Tech.

What’s even better is the fact that Lynn teams could do some serious damage in the tournament. Seedings for all divisions come out today, but even without knowing exactly where each team will wind up, it’s pretty clear which teams are going to make some noise.

First, there’s the obvious choice: St. Mary’s boys. How could you not like the defending Division 4 state champions in this year’s tournament? The Spartans are a strong, unselfish team, and all five starters are scoring threats, it just depends on who has the hot hand. Stephen Fama just had a couple big games in the Spartan Classic and killed both Greater Lawrence and Salem in the paint, using his size to get quite a few put-backs. Jalen Echevarria is dangerous from the perimeter and in the paint, and Jonny Mercado runs a tight ship on offense.

St. Mary’s played a tough schedule this season, taking on teams like St. John’s Prep, Cathedral and New Mission, as well as a rematch with fellow Division 4 state finalist Maynard, making them pretty battle-tested.

Then there’s the Classical boys. I bet the Rams wish there wasn’t so much time in between their final regular season contest and the start of the tournament, because if you believe in momentum, Classical should be riding high after toppling Marblehead, which was undefeated in the Northeastern Conference until last Friday’s game. There have been short stretches during the season when Classical slumped and didn’t play up to its abilities, but when the Rams are on, they’re nearly unstoppable. Classical gets it done with speed; it’s a team of almost entirely guards, save for big man Edwin Solis, who still has the ball-handling skills of a guard. I wondered if Marblehead’s double-headed attack of big men Derek Marino and Bo Millett might give the Rams trouble, but Classical handled anything the Magicians threw their way.

For the girls, St. Mary’s is the team I would put money on to make a deep run. The Spartans have a lot of tournament experience under their belts. Last year, St. Mary’s couldn’t get past rival Bishop Fenwick, which went on to win the Division 3 state title. This time around, the Crusaders don’t give St. Mary’s the same headaches they did last year; the Spartans beat Fenwick twice during the regular season.

St. Mary’s will likely end up somewhere in the middle of the Division 3 bracket with a 14-8 record. There have been some growing pains this season as the Spartans struggled to replace 2015-16 leading scorer Marnelle Garraud, who transferred to Noble and Greenough. But with Temi Falayi (who left the Spartans’ regular-season finale with an injury) and Olivia Nazaire leading the charge, if players like Gabby Torres and Mia Nowicki have the hot hand, the Spartans can hang with anyone.

Classical is also having a strong season, boasting the best record (17-5) in 13 years. The Rams are undersized, but quick and scrappy. It’s always hard to judge the Division 1 tournament, though; last season, Classical was right in the middle of the pack in the division, cruising to a first-round win but struggling against top-seeded Lowell in the quarterfinals. However, Classical showed this season that it can hang with the top teams, as the Rams gave Revere, one of the strongest teams in the area and undefeated in the Northeastern Conference, all it could handle earlier this month in a 55-53 loss for Classical. If those two Division 1 teams meet in the tournament, there could be some fireworks.

Also in the tournament is the Revere boys basketball team, which made the playoffs for the first time in 16 years under new head coach David Leary. Leary coached the Tech boys last season, but left after one year and landed with the Patriots. He’s done a lot with the team over there; Revere doesn’t have a lot of stars, but Curtis High, who came off the bench for St. Mary’s last season, has emerged as a key piece for the Patriots. Revere is hitting its stride, to say the least, as it won eight of its last 10 games to finish 13-9.

Congratulations to the Peabody/Lynnfield girls hockey team for making the tournament for the first time in the program’s history. I can’t imagine the pressure the Tanners felt during Wednesday’s game against Melrose; both teams needed a point to clinch a tournament berth, and the game was scoreless through two periods. Of course, a tie would have gotten the job done for both teams, but the Tanners powered through and sent home four goals in the third. Playing that well under pressure bodes well for Peabody/Lynnfield going forward.

How cool is it that Lynn’s Marcos Echevarria, the star of the Nichols College men’s basketball team, leads the entire nation in three-pointers? Let that sink in for a minute; the sophomore has made more threes than anyone who will be playing during March Madness. That doesn’t happen very often.

Finding left from right on the streets of Lynn

PHOTO BY PAULA MULLER
Pictured are what appear to be conflicting street signs off Ocean Street in Lynn.

By LEAH DEARBORN

LYNN — The City of Lynn was settled more than three centuries ago; more than enough time for streets and buildings to develop some unusual nomenclature.

There’s the baffling intersection of Ocean Park and Greenleaf Circle, where two signs are posted on top of each other, making it difficult to determine where one street ends and the other begins.

“So where’s Greenleaf?” asked service professional Bruce Vining as he walked up the street, squinting at the signs. “It’s confusing. People should be aware of this.”

“We get a lot of people lost here,” said State Rep. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn), who explained that Greenleaf, which connects to Nahant Street, is the name of the original cul-de-sac that existed before the development of Ocean Park.

The city also boasts Lover’s Leap and Dungeon avenues. In East Lynn, resident John Nicholson said he doesn’t know anyone named Patty on Patty’s Way.

There’s a presidential theme going on near the Saugus line, with streets named for Washington, Hayes, Harrison, Cleveland and Garfield.

Real estate agent Steven White was holding an open house for a property in the Diamond District on Tuesday, an area named for the wealth of its inhabitants, many of whom made their fortunes in the shoe industry.

A Marblehead resident, White said his town has its share of interesting names, like Gingerbread Hill.

Without leaving the eastern part of Lynn, residents can visit the Great Lakes as well; at least Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie. Ontario Street is located farther inland, near Gallagher Park.

The question is whether the names have anything to do with the flooding that has historically occurred on the lake-themed streets, or if it’s merely a coincidence.

“I’ve lived in the area for 60 years and they’ve always had those names. I really don’t know why,” said Richard Coppinger, a former Ward 3 councilor.

Coppinger said a trek through Pine Grove Cemetery reveals a correlation between gravestones and street names.

The surnames of city pioneers such as Breed, Mudge, Newhall and Chase can be found on street signs as well as in the older areas of the cemetery, he said.

Coppinger said that of the names the city has to offer, however, he’s particularly fond of condo and apartment complexes with classic titles like the Breakers and the Biltmore.

Swampscott courts Marian purchase


Leah Dearborn can be reached at ldearborn@itemlive.com.

Police log: 2-23-2017

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

Misael Echevarria, 36, of 98 Green St., was arrested and charged with two counts of failure to register as a sex offender at 10:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Daniel Knittle, 23, of 8 Victoria Lane, Marblehead, was arrested and charged with defacing property/tagging at 2:06 a.m. Wednesday.

Alex Ledford was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday.

Patrick Lynch, 48, of 58 Estes St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday.

Jose Marte, 41, of 124 Eastern Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on warrant charges for motor vehicle violations at 10:57 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday at Commercial Street and Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday at Broad and Silsbee streets; at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at Maple and Chatham streets; at 8:54 a.m. Wednesday at Allston and Lynnfield streets; at 11:06 a.m. Wednesday at 235 Boston St.; at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday at 60 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:13 p.m. Tuesday at Broad and Union streets; at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday at 123 Western Ave.; at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday at Chestnut and Essex streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday on Market Street.

A report of a sexual assault at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday on Summer Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday at 63 Lynnway; at 8:04 p.m. Tuesday at Belden Bly Bridge on Western Avenue; at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday at 631 Eastern Ave.; at 1:03 p.m. Wednesday at 11 Adams Court.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday at 14 B St.; at 8:08 a.m. Wednesday at 44 Baltimore St.

Complaints

A report of a gunshot at 8:12 p.m. Tuesday at Essex and Jackson streets.

A report of a disturbance at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday at 33 High St.; at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday at 740 Summer St.; at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday at 145 Lewis St.; at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday at 52 Holly Ave.; at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday at 9 Oakwood Ave.; at 2:04 a.m. Wednesday at 43 President St.; at 2:49 a.m. Wednesday at 563 Boston St.; at 9:54 a.m. Wednesday at 501 Washington St.; at 10:36 a.m. Wednesday at 330 Lynnway; at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Boston St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Broad St.; at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday at 7 Barrett Court.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday at 103 Washington St.; at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday at 36 Western Ave.

Police log: 2-22-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Stephen P. Molinari, 33, of 88 Pennybrook Road, Lynn, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class D drug, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle, attaching plate, receiving stolen property and shoplifting by asportation at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Paige A. Rumson, 27, of 12 Golden Drive, Apt. 3, Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Complaints

A caller reported her neighbor was putting cones out preventing people from parking on the street at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday. Police informed the woman that she could move the cones and park on the street. She told police “I don’t want to, as I don’t want to start anything with the neighbors. She wanted an officer to come down and remove the cones.

A report of a disturbance at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street.

A caller reported that a man was walking in the street with headphones on and no dog at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday at Tedesco Street and Leggs Hill Road. She was concerned because she always sees him with a dog. Police found the man and reported he was fine. He was just trying to avoid snowbanks.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday at 12 Alden Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Century House Restaurant at 235 Andover St.; at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday at Sonic Drive-in at 55 Newbury St.; at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday at 629 Lowell St. and 156 Goodale St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday at The Cheesecake Factory at 210C Andover St. A registration car booklet and about $10 worth of change was taken from the car.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Reynolds Road. A caller reported a suspicious car drove by the residence before and flashed lights at it. Police spoke with a resident of Tammie Lane who stated he came upon a car with youths in it and was concerned because his vehicle had been broken into in the past, which was why he was shining his lights around the neighborhood. Police told the people involved not to interact with each other.

A report of a disturbance at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday at Pierpont Park on Pierpont Street. A caller reported several youths fighting. Police reported the youths were not fighting; at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Burford Road. A caller reported someone banging on her door. Police reported the person had the wrong address; at 4:39 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Collins St.

Fire

A report of an oven fire at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday at 43 Paleologos St. The blaze was handled by the fire department.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday on Silverleaf Way. The person was taken to Lahey Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday at 103 Central St. An elderly woman reported a piece of furniture that belonged to her was missing from outside her apartment.


REVERE

Arrests

Richard D. Linares, 23, of 144 Washington St., Apt. 7, Peabody, was arrested on a warrant at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Roy M. Stuart, 36, of 199 Constitution Ave., was arrested on warrants at 3:33 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Tedeschi Food Mart on Squire Road; at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday at Beachmont Liquors on Winthrop Avenue; at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday on Bennington Street; at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday at North Shore Road and Revere Street; at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday on Beach Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:34 a.m. Tuesday on Hillside Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Justin B. Blood, of 50 Hood St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with no inspection/sticker and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday.

Brian M. Sevoich, of 06 Bailey Ave., was arrested and charged with carjacking at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:38 a.m. Tuesday at Noah’s Motors at 622 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:56 p.m. Tuesday across Stocker Field. A caller reported a man with a small gun. He stated he was unsure if the man was shooting animals in the water, but was lingering along the bike path across from the field. Police reported the man was practicing shooting targets with his airsoft gun and went home for the night.

Cancer, he’s coming for you next

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Matthew Christensen speaks during an interview after training Feb. 17. 

By DAVID WILSON

SALEM — Close your eyes. You hear grunts; breaths that almost sound angry. Swish, swish. Thud. Another. A pause. Wait; any second now. Thud, thud, thud.

Marblehead firefighter Matthew Christensen absorbs blow after blow from trainer Eric Kane. It’s a barrage most would flee.

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Matthew Christensen finishes a session with Eric Kane.

“Keep your head up, keep your head up,” Kane says, his gloved fists hovering.

Christensen doesn’t run; he bites down on his mouthpiece. His face is red and, at times, pained. But with eyes on Kane, he’s energized, determined.

More heavy breaths; short spurts of laughter; an expletive or two, as Christensen, 33, and Kane, 35, continue five three-minute rounds at a home-turned-training facility in Salem.

After the fourth round, Christensen drops to one knee. “One more,” Kane says. “Yes sir,” he replies.

It’s not exactly a fair matchup. Kane, at 6 feet and 202 pounds, has 2 inches and 40 pounds on Christensen. But the Haymakers for Hope charity boxing event is three months away, and Christensen wants to be ready.

Now in its seventh year, the tournament is set for May 18 at the House of Blues in Boston. This will be Christensen’s first.

Haymakers for Hope — an “amazing charity,” Christensen said — has raised more than $6 million for cancer research, according to their website. Men and women are asked to raise $5,000 in donations before entering the ring.

As of Tuesday, Christensen is at $3,730. He needs to raise $1,300 more. But don’t call $5,000 a goal; Christensen quickly dismisses that figure as a “minimum.” He wants to raise as much as he can.

For Christensen, the connection to cancer is personal. When he reaches the subject, his already-deep voice drops; at times, he talks slower.

His mother battled breast cancer twice. After follow-up appointments earlier this year, she’s cancer-free and doing great, he said. He lost his grandmother to lung cancer. It was “so hard” watching hers progress, he said.

And Christensen knows he, too, is at risk. Sixty percent of firefighters will get cancer; twice as likely as the general public, he’s told. He recalls a recent fire in Marblehead; afterward, wiping his face, neck and hands to remove toxins and carcinogens.

But the father of three finds strength in his youngest son, Mac. His “little special guy” — just 7 years old — is autistic and nonverbal, but very high-functioning, Christensen said.

On their website, Haymakers for Hope features a quote from the late computer science professor Randy Pausch. “Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something,” it reads in part.

“Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough.”

Thud, thud, thud. It’s the fifth and final round and Christensen is in “crash mode.” The winner in an amateur match is often the one who gives the most in the last minute of the last round, Kane said.

To the untrained eye, a lot of Christensen’s moves look defensive. But in unexpected moments, he delivers a blast of his own. In crash mode, more than before.

Christensen’s opponent in the Haymakers for Hope tournament has yet to be announced. He finds out next month. It will be someone similarly-matched; smaller and less experienced than, say, Kane.

But that doesn’t mean Christensen gets to take it easy.

Arrogance is one of the worst qualities for an amateur boxer, Kane said. It doesn’t look like he has to worry, though; it’s “very easy to be humble when you have complete confidence in your trainer,” Christensen says.

The bond between the two is just months old, but appears to have grown quickly. Christensen says he owes “literally everything” to Kane, while Kane says Christensen is “not even the same guy” who first walked through his door.

“He’s not just my coach; he’s my friend,” Christensen said.

A friend who will be cornering him on fight day, standing right outside the ring. “I’m not going into it without him,” Christensen says, looking to Kane.

Christensen’s focus, now, is fundraising, he said. And working on his form. And you know, maybe not talking so much while training.

“He’s a nice guy, so he says sorry sometimes,” Kane said.

And on May 18, Christensen will have an audience of thousands; his wife, Laura, and fellow firefighters among them.

“If I can get in the ring and get knocked around a little bit, dish a couple punches out, raise money for this charity, I’ll do it,” he said.

For a moment, it’s quiet; “I’ll do it more than once.”

Visit www.haymakersforhope.org/profiles/matthew-christensen to learn more about Christensen, to donate and to buy tickets (tickets purchased from Christensen’s page go toward his total, he said).


David Wilson can be reached at dwilson@itemlive.com.

Condo sales sail in Lynn

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This graphic shows the increase in North Shore condominium sales from 2015-2016. 

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — Condominium sales in the city made the biggest splash on the North Shore last year as buyers sought alternatives to higher prices closer to Boston.

The number of condos sold in 2016 soared by a whopping 48 percent in Lynn to 225 units, up from 152 in 2015, according to The Warren Group, the Boston-based real estate tracking firm.

Perhaps the most attractive thing about Lynn condos was the low cost, say agents. The median price of a condo last year was $180,000, up less than 1 percent from $178,500 in 2015.

In contrast, buyers faced sticker shock in competing cities that are out of reach for many potential buyers. In Chelsea, the median was $317,000, East Boston reached $416,000, Somerville was $580,000 and South Boston topped out at $631,000.

“Buyers are choosing Lynn because it’s more affordable,” said Michael Connor, owner-manager at Connor Real Estate in Lynn. “There’s great value for your money here compared to other cities.”

Colleen Toner, broker-owner of Toner Real Estate in Lynn, said the soaring cost of apartments in Lynn is driving condo sales. A tenant paying $1,500 in rent would pay less than $1,200 per month for a $200,000 condo with 5 percent down.

The other factor that drove sales last year was low interest rates, Toner said.

The average mortgage interest rate in 2016 was 3.65 percent. That’s down from 4.17 percent in 2014, according to Freddie Mac, the federal agency that provides mortgage capital to lenders.

Revere was the only other North Shore city to demonstrate a strong sales condo market as 204 units sold last year compared to 156 in 2015, a 31 percent hike. While sales increased, median prices fell by 4.4 percent to $267,200 last year, down from $279,500 in 2015.

Four communities, including Peabody, Swampscott, Lynnfield and Marblehead, saw sales fall but prices rise.

In Peabody, 154 units sold in 2016, down more than 9 percent from 2015 levels when sales reached 170. But the median price rose to $267,750 last year, up from $254,500 in 2015, a 5.2 percent hike.

Sales of condos in Swampscott slipped to 62 last year from 69 in 2015, a 10 percent drop, as median prices increased by 4 percent to $255,000 last year, up from $244,900 in 2015.

Lynnfield condo sales fell by 30 percent with 14 units sold last year, down from 20 in 2015. But the median price increased by 60 percent to $709,900, up from $440,000 in 2015.

In Marblehead, 52 condos sold last year, down from 57 in 2015, a nearly 9 percent dip while median prices rose to $350,750, a 14 percent increase over the 2015 level of $307,500.

Sales were flat in Nahant, which has a small condo market. Just six units sold last year, the same as in 2015. But median prices showed the biggest increase on the North Shore and reached $370,000 last year, up from $209,300, a 77 percent jump.  

Only Saugus experienced fewer sales and a drop in the median price. A total of 54 condos sold last year, down from 56 in 2015 while the median fell to $286,000 last year from $323,750 in 2015, a nearly 12 percent dip.

Saugus staking out a Hilltop vision


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

Police log: 2-22-2017

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

Matthew Elwell, of 136 Western Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting by asportation and assault with a dangerous weapon at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday.

Ivan Gonzalez-Rodriguez, of 65 Whiting St., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and passing violation at 5:17 p.m. Monday.

James Legault, of 540 Chestnut St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 7:52 p.m. Monday.

Dale Lundquist, of 101 Lynnway, was arrested on a warrant at 7:40 p.m. Monday.

Rebecca Morris, of 167 North Common St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, disguise to obstruct justice, Class B drug possession, Class E drug possession and forging/misusing an RMV document at 6:36 p.m. Monday.

Fernando Murga, 32, was arrested and charged with urinating in public at 5:52 p.m. Monday.

Orlando Vales, 30, of 77 Marion St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 1:14 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:50 p.m. Monday at 322 Essex St.; at 9:12 a.m. Tuesday at Hanover and Washington streets; at 10:07 a.m. Tuesday on Harding Street; at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday at 67 Tudor St.; at 11:09 a.m. Tuesday at 269 Union St.; at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday on Silsbee Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:41 a.m. Tuesday at Boston and Federal streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday at 618 Boston St.; at 7:56 a.m. Tuesday at 40 Broad St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:56 p.m. Monday at 285 Lynn Shore Drive; at 4:48 p.m. Monday at 780 Lynnway; at 5:48 p.m. Monday at 106 Curwin Circle; at 6:11 p.m. Monday at 48 Newhall St.; at 6:25 p.m. Monday at 63 Curwin Circle; at 6:29 p.m. Monday at 50 Newhall St.; at 2:38 a.m. Tuesday at 12 Rockmere Gardens; at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday at Boston and Washington streets; at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday at 422 Walnut St.; at 12:26 p.m. Tuesday at 80 Sagamore St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:31 p.m. Monday on Western Avenue; at 6:20 p.m. Monday on Chestnut Street; at 8:08 p.m. Monday on Eastern Avenue; at 9:39 p.m. Monday on Spring Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:29 p.m. Monday at 9 Broad St.; at 8:03 p.m. Monday at 180 Commercial St.; at 8:18 p.m. Monday at 30 Boston St.

Police log: 2-21-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:27 p.m. Thursday at Whole Foods Market at 100 Market St.; at 1:44 p.m. Thursday at 180 Salem St.; at 7:39 a.m. Friday at 1 Hutchins Circle and 529 Main St.; at 3:21 p.m. Friday at Kings Entertainment at 510 Market St.; at 8:47 p.m. Friday on Market Street; at 10:38 p.m. Saturday at 65 Brook Drive and 326 S Broadway; at 6:38 p.m. Monday at Bali-Hai Restaurant at 93 Moulton Drive.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:48 p.m. Friday at 730 Market St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:47 a.m. Monday at Bessom and Pleasant streets; at 4:26 p.m. Monday at Pleasant and Spring streets.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:23 p.m. Monday at 2 Prospect St. and 363 Lowell St.; at 4:17 p.m. Monday at 8 Pine St.; at 5:54 p.m. Monday on Lowell Street; at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday at 6 Essex Center Drive; at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday at 15 Peabody Road and 0 Clark Road; at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday at Perfecto’s Cafe at 515 Lowell St.; at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday at TD Bank at 31 Cross St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:26 p.m. Monday at 6 Spring St. A woman reported the house was broken into. Heaters were stolen, but no one was living in the house.

Complaints

A caller reported a neighbor putting snow in the street at 2:02 p.m. Monday at 17 Linden Road. Police had the man remove the debris from the road.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:19 p.m. Monday on Felton Street. More than 15 callers reported loud explosions in the area of Brooksby Farm. Police reported all was in order after an area check and that all the houses had power.

A report of a disturbance at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday at Today’s Insurance at 66 Main St.  


REVERE

Arrests

Kathleen K. Baltzer, 46, of 120 Winthrop Ave., was arrested and charged with unregistered motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, habitual traffic offender and on warrants at 5:38 p.m. Saturday.

Andre F. Peixoto, 31, of 234 Highland St., New Bedford, was arrested and charged with disorderly person and disturbing the peace at 3:19 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:33 a.m. Friday on North Shore Road; at 11:47 a.m. Friday at Sunoco Gas Station on Broadway; at 6:41 p.m. Friday at Sargent Street and Jefferson Drive; at 10:33 p.m. Friday at Squire Road and Mccoba Street; at 2:06 p.m. Saturday on Squire Road; at 5:23 p.m. Saturday on Copeland Circle; at 6:48 p.m. Saturday at Hampton Inn on Lee Burbank Highway; at 7:24 p.m. Saturday on Ocean Avenue; at 12:33 a.m. Sunday at Wonderland Entertainment at North Shore Road and Shawmut Street; at 2 a.m. Sunday at Wonderland Entertainment on North Shore Road; at 9:56 a.m. Sunday on Lucia Avenue; at 12:03 p.m. Sunday at Shaw’s Supermarket on Revere Beach Parkway; at 12:42 p.m. Sunday on S Furness Street; at 2:09 p.m. Sunday at Harley Davidson on Squire Road; at 3:03 p.m. Sunday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 8:34 p.m. Sunday on Carey Circle; at 5:34 p.m. Monday on Highland Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:27 p.m. Friday on Charger Street; at 1:14 p.m. Saturday on Eliot Road; at 3:16 p.m. Sunday at Market Basket on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident with personal injury at 10:07 p.m. Sunday at Blanchards Liquors on American Legion Highway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:01 p.m. Friday on Dehon Street; at 8:40 p.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Hutchinson Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:34 a.m. Friday on Emmet Terrace; at 11:23 a.m. Friday on Fernwood Avenue; at 4:11 p.m. Friday on South Avenue; at 4:39 p.m. Friday at Cosmo Pools on Washington Avenue; at 3:04 a.m. Saturday on Tuscano Avenue; at 10:24 a.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 1:48 p.m. Saturday on Malden Street; at 4:23 p.m. Saturday on Malden Street. Sherri L. Marano, 45, of 925 Revere Beach Parkway, was summoned for vandalizing property; at 8:10 p.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 9:50 p.m. Saturday at Planet Fitness on Charger Street; at 9:57 p.m. Saturday on Olive Street; at 10:45 p.m. Saturday on Shirley Avenue; at 11:46 p.m. Saturday on Garfield Avenue; at 12:08 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 12:19 a.m. Sunday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street; at 12:33 a.m. Sunday on Wave Avenue; at 1:06 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 2:45 a.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:08 a.m. Sunday on Reservoir Avenue; at 3:12 p.m. Sunday on Bellingham Avenue; at 4:36 p.m. Sunday on Park Avenue; at 6:55 p.m. Sunday on Newbury Street; at 11:22 p.m. Sunday on Standish Road; at 2:45 a.m. Monday on Agawam Street; at 3:36 a.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue; at 8:57 a.m. Monday on Carleton Street; at 10:19 p.m. Monday on Walnut Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 3:39 p.m. Friday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:47 p.m. Friday at Target on Furlong Drive; at 10:23 a.m. Saturday at New Revere Police Station on Revere Street; at 3:48 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Rose Street.

A report of a larceny at 9:03 a.m. Monday on Campbell Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:06 a.m. Friday on Jones Road; at 2:55 p.m. Friday on Bellingham Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:40 p.m. Saturday at 240 Lincoln Ave. and 7 Bristow St.; at 2:08 p.m. Saturday at Lynn Fells Parkway and Forest Street; at 10:04 a.m. Monday on Nickole Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:21 p.m. Saturday at 259 Essex St.; at 4:34 p.m. Monday at Central and Elm streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:06 p.m. Sunday on Essex Street. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 2:36 p.m. Monday at Sports World at 87 Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:09 p.m. Sunday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway; at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Target at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 11:29 a.m. Monday at 30 Spencer Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:44 p.m. Friday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. Mall Security reported a customer got into an altercation with an employee in the food court and smashed the tip jar; at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at Kentucky Fried Chicken at 421 Broadway; at 11:20 p.m. Sunday at Extra Space Storage at 640 Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:21 p.m. Friday at New York and Company at 1201 Broadway. A loss prevention manager reported there had been 11 total fraudulent returns totaling more than $4,000 and identified a suspect; at 3:04 p.m. Saturday at 21 Newhall Ave. A caller reported a PCA worker had stolen jewelry from the apartment; at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at Victoria’s Secret at 1277 Broadway. A manager reported a past theft of $700; at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Macy’s/Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. A caller reported her credit cards were stolen from her wallet while she was in the store.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:12 a.m. Friday at 66 Denver St. A caller reported his tires were slashed on his vehicle.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:07 p.m. Monday at 11 Plymouth Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:18 p.m. Monday at Blaney Street and Thorndike Terrace.

Ralph L. Hefler, 90

MARBLEHEAD — It is with great sadness that we announce that Ralph Leslie Hefler, 90, passed away at home in the presence of his loving family on Feb. 14, 2017.

Ralph was born and raised in Lynn, the son of James and Margaret (MacDonald) Hefler. He graduated from Lynn English High School and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served from 1944-1947, including a tour of duty in Okinawa, Japan.

When he returned home after the war, Ralph met and married his forever Valentine, the late Barbara (Scott) Hefler. The two made their home and raised their family in Marblehead. He was an extraordinary father to his children, an ideal father figure to his oldest grandson, Erik, and a role model for his youngest grandson, Bill. Nothing was more important to him than his family. He was at his happiest at family gatherings for the holidays, cookouts and any other occasion that brought his family close.

He retired from a long career with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, finishing in the Department of Industrial Accidents, where he made many friendships and was highly respected for his work ethic.

Ralph loved fishing and had a rod in-hand whenever possible. His favorite activity was sitting in his “yacht” in the pond at his son’s house. He loved people, had a wicked sense of humor and a generous heart; he always lent a hand to those who needed help. He will be deeply missed by all of those whose lives he touched.

Ralph leaves his children, Christine (Hefler) Sandgren of Marblehead, his son, Scott Hefler and his wife Karen Jean (Woodfin) Hefler of South Hampton, N.H., and daughter, Karen Hefler of Marblehead; his grandsons, Erik Andrew Sandgren of Marblehead and William Hefler of South Hampton, N.H.; his sister, Shirley Bond and her husband Ray of Bristol, R.I.; his sister-in-law, Doris Hefler of Nahant, his cousins, Fred Sullivan of Marblehead and Patricia Eggermann of Huntington, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Frederick and Russell (Buddy) Hefler. He also leaves cherished friends Priscilla Stocker and Raymond Orne. Ralph’s family is grateful for the kind support and guidance of Care Dimensions Hospice.

Service information: At Ralph’s request, there will be no services. Donations may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA, 02135 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Fish on Dad!

Flanagan withdraws from Boston Marathon

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Shalane Flanagan (left) has withdrawn from April’s Boston Marathon due to an injury. 

Marblehead native Shalane Flanagan has withdrawn from April’s running of the Boston Marathon due to a fracture in her back that will require four to six weeks of rest and healing, it was announced Tuesday.

“I’m extremely sad at the loss of opportunity to run with the best and that I will not be a part of my favorite race,” said Flanagan.

The four-time Olympian has run Boston three times and recorded the fastest time ever run by an American woman on the Boston course in 2014 (2:22:02). She most recently finished sixth in the marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She won the bronze medal in the 10,000-meter race at the 2008 Olympics and the bronze medal at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. She holds North and Central American records in the indoor 3,000m and 5,000m and in the 10K, 15K, and 25K.

Flanagan, who was a multiple state champion in both cross country and track while at Marblehead High, graduating in 2000, skipped the Boston race last year to concentrate on Rio de Janeiro.

Flanagan ran the marathon in 2013, but had finished and left the area before two bombs ripped through the finish line, killing three and injuring and maiming more than 200.

She was among the first of the elite runners to sign up for the 2014 race, and led through two-thirds of it before being overtaken by eventual winner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya.

However, despite finishing seventh among women, Flanagan recorded the fastest time ever run by an American woman on the Boston course (2:22.02).

A four-time olympian (including this year’s marathon in Rio), Flanagan holds North and Central American records in the indoor 3,000m and 5,000m and in the 10K, 15K, and 25K.

At the 2008 Olympics, Flanagan overcame stomach problems that threatened her participation and hot temperatures to win the bronze and break her own American record. Flanagan is only the second American woman to ever win an Olympic medal at 10,000m, joining Lynn Jennings, who won the bronze in 1992.

Her 10K American record was earned on the streets of Boston at the 2016 BAA 10K.

Flanagan also won the bronze medal at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. She  won the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and was ninth in the 2012 Olympic Marathon. This year she finished third at the 2016 Trials and sixth in Rio.

As a student-athlete at Marblehead High, Flanagan’s accomplishments included three all-state cross country performances, a first-place All-State finish in the mile, and a two-mile win whose record still stands; her 4:46 mile won the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. She was the Moynihan Lumber Student Athlete of the Year award winner in 1999 and 2000.

Flanagan attended the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she won national cross country titles in 2002 and 2003 — becoming the first individual champion in the sport in Tar Heel history — and numerous track accolades, with best times of 4:11.24 in 1,500m (7th in the US at any level in 2003,) 9:00.22 in the 3,000m, and 15:20.54 in the 5K.

Peabody’s Buonopane enjoys baseball in the sun

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Tom Buonopane, a Peabody native and St. John’s Prep alum, is off to a strong start at Eckerd this season. 

By JOSHUA KUMMINS

While New Englanders were forced to shovel snow several times in recent weeks, Peabody native Tom Buonopane is happy to have had nothing to do with that.

At Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., and elsewhere around the powerful Division II Sunshine State Conference (SSC), there are few days off from baseball. And, the junior center fielder ― who attended St. John’s Prep and played his first college season at the University of Rhode Island ― isn’t complaining.

“It’s a blessing to be down here playing every single day,” Buonopane said. “At URI, we were shoveling snow off the field to get our first game in, but here we’ve practiced every single day and throughout the fall and winter.

“Just playing the game you love every single day with the brothers next to you is really fun.”

Buonopane’s second season as a Triton is off to a great start. He’s gone 11-for-33 through the first nine games with six runs scored and five RBI.

Eckerd is just 3-6 on the year, but Buonopane has hit safely in all but one game thus far, has already managed three multi-hit efforts and has driven in four runs over the last three outings, including one in an 8-5 win over Ave Maria last Wednesday.

As SSC play does not begin until a three-game series against reigning national champion Nova Southeastern over the weekend, this time of year is just about getting better.

“Each and every day, we get our individual drills in and really work on our routes to baseballs and approach at the plate,” said Buonopane. “So far, I feel like I’ve been getting better even in just the two weeks we’ve been playing. I’m feeling good and I have a positive outlook on the rest of the season.”

Buonopane, who hit .308 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 38 games last season, is one of just 10 players on Eckerd’s roster with at least junior status.

As an everyday player and now the Tritons’ starter in center field, developing a presence of leadership has been just as important as Buonopane’s positive start to the season statistically.

“We’re a pretty young team and still trying to find ourselves, so Tom has provided leadership for our team being an upperclassmen and someone who’s played every day,” Tritons head coach Josh Beauregard said. “His play so far has been really good, mixing him between the leadoff spot and the five hole to better utilize his skill set.”

Buonopane is one of four Massachusetts natives and six total New Englanders on the Eckerd roster. Also among the Tritons’ other locals is left-handed pitcher Cam Lanzilli of Stoneham, a UMass Lowell transfer who spent this past summer in Lynn with the Futures Collegiate League’s North Shore Navigators.

“Just having some guys from up north who know what I go through to try to grind and play the game we play, playing inside and hitting in the cages instead of out in the sun, it feels good,” Buonopane said. “I’m a long way from home, but having a taste of it makes you feel more comfortable because they know how much harder you have to work to get here.”

Beauregard notes that New Englanders can have an added “projectability” because of the forced break from baseball during the winter. Often, the players he recruits here are multi-sport athletes.

Still, Beauregard ― as a New Englander himself ― knows the baseball talent and high-caliber programs in this region, especially at the D-II level with the likes of Franklin Pierce and Southern New Hampshire in the Northeast-10 Conference.

“The main reason I came down to Florida is that I was tired of shoveling,” said Beauregard, who hails from Keene, N.H. “I love the mindset, the blue-collar atmosphere up there. You’re just taught to work hard and get your job done, and that’s the attitude we have too.”

Another selling point? An on-campus beach.

“I came down here at the end of my sophomore year looking for a new place to play down here,” Buonopane said. “A senior captain that year, Jimmy Gutowski took me down to the beach first, and I was sold.

“I was with my father and I told him, ‘Dad, we’ve got to make this happen.’”

Mission accomplished.

 

Names and notes

  • Lynn’s Stephen Basden was one of four Endicott College men’s basketball players in double figures Saturday in an 84-72 win over Western New England, scoring 13 points while also recording six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
  • Lynnfield’s John Festa recorded his second assist and fifth point of the season in the Amherst College men’s hockey team’s 4-1 win over Middlebury on Saturday.
  • At Saturday’s NCAA Division III New England Championships in Medford, St. Mary’s grad Andrew DiMaiti became the fourth consecutive Tufts runner to win the 600-meter title with a 1:21.25 time. The Medford native also helped the Jumbos’ 4×400-meter relay team finish fourth. Peabody native Marcus Vieira of Worcester State placed fourth in the weight throw with a distance of 17.07 meters, while Lynn’s Jalil Gibson finished 11th in the 60-meter dash, finishing in 7.16 seconds.
  • Bates College swimming captain Sara Daher of Marblehead earned five All-NESCAC honors after helping the Bobcats place in the 200-yard freestyle relay, 400 free relay, 800 free relay and 400 medley relay, while nabbing second in the 200-yard individual medley at last week’s conference championship meet.
  • Lynn’s Ashelyne Babb was the Utica College women’s basketball team’s second-leading scorer this season, averaging 12.6 points and 3.9 assists per game after a nine-point effort in Saturday’s season-ending, 56-44 win over Elmira. Her 70 steals led the Empire 8 Conference.
  • Lynn’s Cam O’Neill went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in the Holy Cross baseball team’s Sunday season opener, a 3-2 loss to Central Connecticut State.
  • Saugus’ Peter Bocchino recorded his first three hits of the season this weekend for the Bentley University baseball team, which lost twice to Rollins and once to Southern Connecticut State. He went 2-for-4 with a triple on Saturday against SCSU and drove in a run in a 7-6 setback to Rollins the following day.

Marblehead collects for a good cause

By LINDSEY RYAN

MARBLEHEAD — A community donation drive to collect items needed by Syrian refugees is pushing toward its goal of filling a 40-foot container for shipment by month’s end.

Members of Swampscott Unites, Respects and Embraces (SURE) are working with local organizations SPUR and The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor to collect donations for Nu Day Syria to help refugees. Nu Day Syria is a nonprofit organization that aids Syrian refugees as well as citizens living in Syria.

“I think it’s such a positive thing to turn the sentiments into action. I think it’s huge to do it together, to be reminded of how many around you are as concerned and as desiring to make an impact,” said volunteer Susannah Ketchum Glass.

Donations for Syrian refugees are being sorted at the Marblehead Community Charter Public School through this month. The volunteers have been sorting and packing clothing, as well as medical supplies, canned food and other items ranging from shampoo to sleeping bags, sanitary pads and toys.

Swampscott resident Keli Khatib’s husband is Syrian and the local woman called the collection effort “near and dear to our hearts.” Khatib has done previous work for the organization, helping with sorting donations.

“The need for donations for these containers, because they are expensive, is great … People want to help … so we just encourage them to get involved,” said Khatib.

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Rosaleen Doherty, chairwoman of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s service committee, said the organization’s motto, “Service Above Self,” mirrors the refugee assistance effort.

“It’s inspiring to see so many individuals and organizations come together so immediately and so generously to work together to address this humanitarian need,” she said.

For questions about donations, please contact Doherty at Right at Home Senior Care at 978-234-0672 or Right at Home Senior Care at 978-744-5151.

Marblehead businesses and organizations including Coldwell Banker, 2 Atlantic Ave.; Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA, 40 Leggs Hill Road; Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey St.; National Grand Bank, 91 Pleasant St.; St. Andrews Church, 135 Lafayette St.; and Residential Front Porch, 5 Trager Road, are accepting donations during business hours.

In Swampscott, Swampscott Atlantic Hearing Care, Suite 1G, 990 Paradise Road; Eastern Bank, 405 Paradise Road; First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave. (accepting from 10 a.m. to noon); and the Swampscott Senior Center, 200 Essex St., are accepting donations.

Donations can also be delivered directly to the warehouse at the Marblehead Community Charter Public School, 17 Lime St., on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information about Nu Day Syria, visit nudaysyria.net or the organization’s Facebook page. For updates and more information about the February Collection for Nu Day Syria, visit The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s website at www.rcomh.org or the club’s Facebook page. For updates and specific volunteer opportunities, visit SPUR’s website at www.spur.community or its Facebook page, or S.U.R.E.’s Facebook page.

Police log: 2-21-2017

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 was arrested on warrant charges of receiving stolen property, breaking and entering daytime for a felony and breaking and entering nighttime for a felony at 3:42 p.m. Sunday.

Jennifer Echeverria, 25, of 65 Elm St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and leaving the scene of property damage at 4:27 a.m. Monday.

Stephen Fobert, 41, of 15 Broad St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense, OUI drugs second offense and Class A drug possession subsequent offense at 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

Jorge Juarez, 22, of 32 Moulton St., was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of property damage, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor at 12:38 a.m. Monday.

Diego Mejia, of 61 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Class A drug possession, crosswalk violation, breaking and entering daytime for a felony, larceny by check, forgery of a check and uttering a false check at 8:47 a.m. Monday.

Tatiana Pena, 26, of 15 Lyman St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 3:12 p.m. Monday.

Joshua Smith, 22, of 32 Howard St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, attempted murder and mayhem at 6:41 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at 145 N Common St.; at 6:46 p.m. Sunday at 136 Myrtle St.; at 1:22 a.m. Monday at 501 Washington St.; at 3:59 a.m. Monday at 94 Hanover St.; at 7:31 a.m. Monday at 927 Western Ave.; at 10:28 a.m. Monday at Federal and Marion streets; at 1:35 p.m. Monday at Chatham and Marianna streets; at 2:30 p.m. Monda at 50 Boston St.; at 2:33 p.m. Monday at Lynn City Hall at 3 City Hall Square.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:49 p.m. Sunday at 43 Rockaway St.; at 11:11 a.m. Monday at Boston and Federal streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:11 p.m. Sunday at 147 Myrtle St.; at 12:06 p.m. Monday at 58 Parkland Ave.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 5:59 p.m. Sunday on Howard Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 12:37 a.m. Monday at Essex and Washington streets.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 7:27 a.m. Monday on Boston Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 50 Adams St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:21 p.m. Sunday at 31 Broad St.; at 1:54 p.m. Monday at 16 Surfside Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:04 a.m. Sunday at 42 Market St.; at 12:51 p.m. Sunday at 26 Essex Circle; at 1:11 p.m. Sunday at 20 Essex Circle; at 1:49 p.m. Sunday at 242 Chestnut St.; at 5:52 p.m. Sunday at 26 Autumn St.; at 6:47 p.m. Sunday on Essex Circle; at 7:09 p.m. Sunday at 33 Newcastle St.; at 12:21 a.m. Monday at Club Euphoria on Union Street; at 2:25 a.m. Monday at 66 Commercial St.; at 3:50 a.m. Monday at 83 Franklin St.; at 8:59 a.m. Monday at 1 Freeman Square; at 2:56 p.m. Monday at 285 Lynn Shore Drive.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:46 p.m. Sunday at 590 Washington St.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 7:31 p.m. Sunday at 3 Kingsley Terrace.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:54 p.m. Sunday at 9 Kingswood Lane; at 8:03 a.m. Monday at 69 Gardiner St.; at 2:10 p.m. Monday at Richdale at 149 Walnut St.

Police log: 2-20-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported kids throwing snowballs at cars from the cliff at 7:57 p.m. Sunday on Pleasant Street.


NAHANT

Arrests

Pamela E. Sprenger, 57, of 38 Irving Way, was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation, OUI drugs second offense and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 3:35 a.m. Sunday.


PEABODY

Arrests

Michael C. Hebb, 45, of 84 Aborn St., Apt. 1201, was arrested on a warrant charge of murder at 10:41 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:08 p.m. Sunday at 5 Granite Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:12 a.m. Monday at 629 Lowell St. and 156 Goodale St.; at 8:39 a.m. Monday at 20 Webster St. A van on its roof was reported; at 11:11 a.m. Monday at Brothers Deli at 11 Main St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:22 p.m. Sunday at Metro Cleaners at 43 Foster St.; at 9:41 p.m. Sunday at 28 Washington St.; at 3:07 a.m. Monday at Bella Rose Consulting at 71 Northend St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:20 p.m. Sunday at 1 Ian Circle. Two cars were reportedly keyed.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:52 a.m. Sunday on New Ocean Street.

Kids spell their way to City Hall

The 32nd Annual Daily Item Regional Spelling Bee will be March 10 at Lynn City Hall Auditorium. Candidates include 54 champions from local schools in grades three through eight. The winner of The Item’s regional bee will move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May. The trip is paid for by corporate sponsors, Joel and Mary Abramson and their Marblehead-based travel agency, Flagship Travel. The names of local winners will be published as they come in.

  • Geovanny Acetty, fourth grader at Paul Revere School, Revere.

Winning word: auction

Geovanny likes building things with Legos. He likes to read Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. When he grows up, he wants to travel, become an astronaut and president of the United States.

  • Omolade Adeniyi, third grader at Hill School, Revere

Winning word:

clodhopper

Omolade wants a job in healthcare when she grows up. She likes exploring, reading and math. She hates bugs, losing and getting dirty.

  • Zackaria Benlail, fifth grader at A.C. Whelan School, Revere

Winning word:

burglarious

Zackaria wants to be a veterinarian. He likes playing outside and video games.

  • Massimo Bottari, sixth grader at Village School, Marblehead

Winning word:

pugnacious

Massimo lives in Marblehead with his two younger siblings, Sophie and Giorgio. In his free time, he enjoys playing with Legos and using electronics. In addition, he plays soccer and baseball. He loves reading Percy Jackson books. His favorite is Sea of Monsters because he also loves the ocean.

  • Samuel Burns, sixth grader at Susan B. Anthony Middle School, Revere

Winning word: alliance

Samuel’s favorite subject is math. In his spare time, he loves to draw. He hopes to become an engineer when he grows up. His favorite word is snoop.

  • Caroline Clark, seventh grader at Sacred Hearts School, Haverhill

Winning word: koan

Caroline has been a student at Sacred Hearts since pre-K. She is a high honors student.

She enjoys reading, writing, math and photography. Her passion is dance. In the future, she aspires to become a journalist.  

  • Davin Clement Jr., fourth grader at Shoemaker School, Lynn

Winning word:

dumbwaiter

Davin likes to study about different cultures and customs in faraway places. Some of his hobbies are swimming, baseball, cooking and going to the movies. He enjoys trying different recipes when he cooks. In the future, he wants to either become a history professor or culinary instructor. His favorite food is Mexican.  

  • Kendall Giordano, fifth grader at Beachmont Veterans Memorial School, Revere

Winning word: daunted

Kendall wants to go to Yale to study history or journalism. Her hobbies are reading, writing and basketball.  

  • Nicholas Granitsas, sixth grader at North Shore Christian School, Lynn

Winning word: inlet

Nicholas likes math. He also plays soccer and baseball. His favorite food is hot dogs with macaroni with cheese with beans.

  • Jaylen Guscott, fifth grader at Sewell-Anderson School, Lynn

Winning word: invisible

Jaylen’s plans for the future include having his own family, being a professional basketball player and seeing his kids graduate from college. Some of his likes are having recess, watching TV, and hanging out with his family. Some of his talents are writing, math and playing basketball.

  • Matthew Howell, fifth grader at Lynn Woods School, Lynn

Winning word:

chemistry

Matthew is interested in hiking in the woods and becoming a video game designer or computer programmer when he grows up.

  • Sara Johnston, fifth grader at St. Monica School, Methuen

Winning word: alpinist

Sara is the oldest of four children. She likes to read, draw and play basketball. She would like to become a teacher.

  • Christy Ly, sixth grader at Rumney Marsh Academy, Revere

Winning word:

prestidigitation

Christy enjoys celebrating Christmas. Her favorite subject is journalism. She likes to read and hopes to get a job that helps people when she grows up.

  • Charleigh Noroselsky, fourth grader at Garfield Elementary, Revere

Winning word:

patagonia

In the future, Charleigh plans to become a 10th degree black belt in karate. The karate school she goes to is called Revere Karate Academy. She dislikes homework and Monday mornings.

  • Will Robson, seventh grader at St. John’s Prep, Danvers

Winning word:

eucalyptus

Will hopes to go to the Nationals. He likes “The Walking Dead” and football. He doesn’t ike math.

  • Braedon Smith, sixth grader at John G. Whittier School, Haverhill

Winning word:

perpetrator

When Braedon grows up, he wants to be a professional sports player or a veterinarian. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and watching the Patriots and Celtics. He also likes going to Disney World in Florida on vacation.

  • Melih Yilmaz, fifth grader at Abraham Lincoln School, Revere

Winning word: algae

Melih is a great student who loves math. He plays the piano. He hopes to attend MIT or Harvard and become a computer programmer.

  • William Yue, seventh grader at The Pike School, Andover

Winning word: maladroit

William enjoys spelling, reading and math. He loves writing, science, being a photographer and delivering speeches.

 

Lynn shows solidarity when tragedy strikes

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Lynn English coach Steve Stranahan talks to his team during a timeout.

By STEVE KRAUSE

LYNNSteve Stranahan remembers being at Curry College and giving classmate Kevin Moran a hard time about being from Lynn.

That’s because all Stranahan, who grew up in Abington, knew about the city was what he’d read in the newspapers or heard from other people.

But after he got married, he relocated to Lynn. Now, he said, he couldn’t be prouder to live here.

Last year was an eye-opening experience for Stranahan. His best friend, English boys basketball coach Mike Carr, was stricken in March and was near death in April. He rallied, but medical bills were astronomical. So, a benefit was planned for Carr at the Hibernian Hall on Federal Street in July.

“Usually, you hear of something like this, and a lot of people come up to you and ask what they can do to help,” Stranahan said, “and that’s as far as it goes.

“But the response to this was just overwhelming,” he said. “It was incredible to me, the amount of people — and the wide scope of people — who came to me because they knew our relationship. It helped.

“Everybody came together,” he said. “We set up several meetings. They were widely attended. I was really moved.”

Carr, for whom Stranahan served as an assistant, was able to coach through the holidays, but his health declined after that. He went into the hospital on Martin Luther King day in January and died Jan. 27. Again, Stranahan saw the generosity and spirit of Lynners — this time in the enormous tribute the city paid to his friend, both in the overflow crowds at the wake the following Wednesday and at the funeral the next day.

“It makes me happy that I moved, and I’m proud to be a part of it,” said Stranahan. “And people who aren’t from here won’t see that, and won’t understand it.”

To say Lynn is a diverse city is putting it mildly. Contained within its seven wards and 28 precincts are both upscale enclaves, working-class neighborhoods and probably everything in between. Yet there is a commonality about being from the city that seems to transcend labels. And this shines through the most in the toughest of times.

“There’s no other community that comes together the way they do Lynn,” said St. Mary’s football coach Matt Durgin.

Last month, one day after Carr succumbed to cancer, Durgin’s sister, Michele, died in an automobile accident in Marblehead. The Durgin family went through a horrible ordeal, but didn’t go through it alone.

“The city came together in a big way,” said Durgin. “Michele loved the city of Lynn, as I do. I couldn’t live anywhere else. In a tragic situation, the support from the people in the city brought a lot of comfort to our family.”

Michele Durgin’s wake, which was supposed to last at Solimine Funeral Home on Broadway from 4 to 8 p.m. did not end until 10:20. As Matt Durgin noted, people from St. Mary’s — where Michele taught for 21 years — paid their respects, but so did coaches, educators from the Lynn school system, and, most of all, former students whom she influenced positively.

“Lynn,” said former Lynn Vocational Technical Institute director Bart Conlon “is amazing in that way.

“And not just the people who live here now, either,” he said. “There are so many people who have moved away, and when tragedy happens, they all come back.”

Conlon said that when his son, Michael, died in 1996 in an auto accident, with their daughter Michelle in the car, he and his wife, Diane, had to go to New Hampshire, where the accident occurred. By the time they got back home, it was close to 10 p.m.

“The house was filled,” Conlon said. “It was an eye-opener. People were helpful in so many ways.”

Michelle Conlon died of cancer in 2011, and again, the family was as overwhelmed by the support the people in the city provided as it was overcome by grief.

“People I hardly knew came, just to say hello, to pay their respects,” Conlon said. “They waited outside in the lines … it made you feel good that they cared enough about you and your family.”

Police log: 2-20-2017

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

Benjamin Bowden, of 116 New Park St., was arrested on a warrant at 8:48 a.m. Saturday.

Edin DeLeon, of 174 Broadway, was arrested and charged with property destruction and on a warrant at 7:29 p.m. Saturday.

Christian Kendal, of 37 Adams St., was arrested on a warrant at 12:16 a.m. on Saturday.

Joseph LeClerc of Gloucester was arrested on a warrant at 12:49 a.m. on Saturday.

Chelcie McDade, of 90 Aborn St., Peabody, was arrested on a warrant at 10:10 a.m. on Friday.

Bonnie Montanez, of Lowell, was arrested on a warrant at 4:36 p.m. on Saturday.

David Pezzulo, 59, of 11 Brook St., Salem, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle at 11:17 a.m. on Sunday.

Gary Platt, of 175 Fayette St., was arrested on a warrant at 10:31 a.m. on Sunday.

Joseph Stapf, of Litchfield, was arrested on a warrant at 2:46 a.m. on Saturday.

Joseph Vincent, 27, of Gloucester was arrested and charged with Class E drug possession at 12:47 a.m. on Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit-and-run at 22 Barrett St. on Friday at 3:32 a.m.; a report of an accident at Stanwood Street and Western Avenue on Friday at 7:47 a.m.; at Newhall and Sagamore streets on Friday at 7:58 a.m.; at 25 Pleasant St. on Friday at 8:21 a.m.; at Broad and Washington streets on Friday at 11:07 a.m.; at Eastern Avenue and Ocean Street on Friday at 11:24 a.m.; at Boston and Moulton streets on Friday at 11:32 a.m.; at Liberty and Washington streets on Friday at 11:40 a.m.; at 48 Hillside Ave. on Friday at 11:49 a.m.; at 79 North Common St. on Friday at 2:42 p.m.; with injury at 150 Essex St. on Friday at 5:29 p.m.; at 35 Washington St. on Friday at 6:09 p.m.; at 126 Hamilton Ave. on Friday at 6:49 p.m.; at Maple Street and Western Avenue on Saturday at 12:14 p.m.; at 9 Union St. on Saturday at 12:32 p.m.; at 969 Western Ave. on Saturday at 12:33 p.m.; at 234 Lynnfield St. on Saturday at 1:10 p.m.; hit-and-run reported at Chatham Street and Williams Avenue on Saturday at 7:02 p.m.; at Chestnut Street and Chestnut Terrace on Saturday at 8:42 p.m.; with injury at Bennett and Orchard streets on Saturday at 9:59 p.m.; a hit-and-run at 123 Hamilton Avenue on Sunday at 6:49 a.m.; at 32 Chestnut St. on Sunday at 8:03 a.m.; at Maple Street and Western Avenue on Sunday at 10:40 a.m.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 300 Washington St. on Friday at 5:04 p.m.

Complaints

A disturbance was reported at Commercial and Summer streets on Friday at 1:11 a.m.

A disturbance was reported at 9 Surfside Road on Friday at 2:25 a.m.

A disturbance was reported at 80 Sagamore St. on Friday at 12:01 p.m.

A missing person report was filed from 9 Devlin Way on Friday at 1:31 p.m.

A disturbance was reported at 14 Rock Avenue on Friday at 3:45 p.m.

A disturbance was reported at 501 Washington St. on Friday at 4:13 p.m.

A noise complaint was reported at 42 Rockingham St. on Saturday at 12:25 a.m.

A noise complaint was reported at 32 Nelson St. on Saturday at 12:33 a.m.

A report of an uninvited guest was lodged at 116 New Park St. on Saturday at 8:12 a.m.

A report of an uninvited guest was lodged at 174 Broadway on Saturday at 6:47 p.m.

A noise complaint was reported at 224A Washington St. on Saturday at 10:01 p.m.

Theft

A larceny was reported at 95 Tremont St. on Friday at 10:37 a.m.; at 96 Laurel St. on Friday at 8:11 p.m.; at 138 South Common St. on Saturday at 3:11 p.m.; a motor vehicle theft was reported on Cypress Place on Saturday at 9:31 p.m. and a motor vehicle theft was reported at 111 Munroe St. on Sunday at 12:10 a.m.

Vandalism

Vandalism was reported at 103 Broad St. on Friday at 9:05 p.m.

MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

Police responded to a report of an underage party on Ware Lane at 7:41 p.m. on Friday.

PEABODY

Arrests

Jeffrey Lopez, 27, of 119 Lewis St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating after license revoked at 4:29 p.m. on Friday.

Lynda Esquilin, 26 of 119 Lewis St., Lynn, was arrested on a warrant at 4:29 p.m. on Friday.

Jody Crockett, 46, of Wakefield, was arrested and charged with operating after suspension at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday.

Ujwal Dhungel, 31, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with shoplifting over $100 at 5:40 p.m. on Saturday.

Carlos Bastos, 41, of Everett, was arrested and charged with unlicensed motor vehicle operation at 9:56 p.m. on Saturday.

Accidents

A hit-and-run was reported at 210 Andover St. at 6:02 p.m. on Friday; a police officer reported minor damage to a cruiser at 637 Lowell St. at 9:19 a.m. on Saturday; hit-and-run at 310 Lowell St. at 9:50 a.m. on Saturday; hit-and-run at 210 Andover St. at 10:21 a.m. on Saturday; hit-and-run at 373 Lowell St. at 7:39 p.m. on Saturday; at 163 Washington St. at 11:36 a.m. on Sunday.

Complaints

A citation was issued to a Fountain Street resident for one unvaccinated and two unlicensed dogs at 2:07 p.m. on Saturday.

A homeowner requested animal control remove a raccoon at 234 Lynn St. at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday.

Police responded to a loud music report at 49 Pierpont St. at 12:05 p.m. on Sunday.

Lynn/Winthrop girls just miss

FILE PHOTO
Abby Stafford scored the only goal for the Bulldogs Saturday in their loss to Andover.

By SCOT COOPER

WINTHROP — The Andover High girls hockey team rolled into Larsen Rink Saturday, needing to sweep its final three games of the season to qualify for the state tournament. Winger Callie Willie made sure the Golden Warriors went  home happy, scoring a third period goal that clinched a 2-1 win.

Bulldogs coach Anthony Martucci said he was a bit disappointed over the loss, but that Andover (8-9-2) should have locked up a playoff spot weeks ago.

“That’s a very good team over there, a tournament team for sure, that should have already qualified, but hasn’t because they play such a tough schedule, they are an excellent team,” Martucci said. “I thought that we played well, we just couldn’t add to our lead after we went up 1-0 in the second. We knew they wouldn’t quit, they didn’t as I said, great team, we wish them well in their last two games.”

The Bulldogs (11-5) have already qualified for the tournament. Now they’re fine-tuning things and getting ready for this week’s Newburyport Tournament at the Graf Arena — as well as the upcoming playoffs.

“We’ve got the tournament with Masconomet, Marblehead and Winchester coming up next weekend,” Martucci said. “We just need to find a way to score more goals. That’s been a little bit of a problem.

“We can always count on great goaltending (from senior Gretchen Howard), and we just need to capitalize on more of our chances,” he said.

After a scoreless first, the Bulldogs went up 1-0 in the second period on a score by NEC All-Star Abby Stafford, who converted a pass from Mia Price. Price got the puck in the offensive end on a nice dish by Catie O’Shea. Andover goalie Emma Berube had no chance on Stafford’s goal at the 1:12 mark.

The Bulldogs lead lasted exactly 60 seconds, until 2:12 when Andover’s Alex Johnson potted an unassisted goal behind Howard to tie things up.

The game stayed tied at 1-1 until there were just over seven minutes left, and Willie jumped on a loose puck in front and banged it past Howard at 7:21. Forward Alli Wright had the initial shot on Howard, but was denied. Willie was able to poke the puck under the Bulldogs goalie before she could tie it up.

Andover coach Kevin Drew said his team came in desperate, and played desperate for 45 minutes against a solid Bulldogs team.

“Any time you can get two points against a good team like them, we’ll take it,” Drew said. “We came in here with our backs against the wall, needing three of three, and I thought the girls played a really good game.”

There were Senior Day activities for the Bulldogs. With Howard, Price, Abby Carleton, Maddie Faina’a, Meghan Chavis, Kelsie Griffiths and Sydney Adamson recognized.

“You really can’t say enough about our senior group, all of them have been so important to our success as a team, and to the success of our program,” Martucci said. “Those girls have really been great to have around and it’s really been a pleasure to coach them.”

Price and Faina’a said that it would have been nice to win Saturday, but this has been a fantastic year for the Bulldogs.

“Our chemistry has really improved since the beginning of the year, we enjoy playing with each other and we’re looking forward to winning in the tournament,” Price said.

“This has been one of the best teams that I have ever been on,” Faina’a, said. “This has been an awesome season and we want it to go on a lot longer.”

The Bulldogs will play Masconomet Tuesday in the opening game of the Newburyport Tournament.

Marblehead boys hockey turns Swampscott Blue

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Swampscott’s Andrew Dove flies over the ice as he tries to get off a shot. 

By SCOT COOPER

SALEM — The Swampscott High hockey team had a tough task Saturday night, trying to knock off a Marblehead team that hadn’t lost in February.

With four Big Blue regulars out with a variety of illnesses, the Magicians wore down the home team, winning 3-1 Saturday night at Rockett Arena.

The teams were locked in a 1-1 tie late in the third period when Magician winger Mike Kagan squeezed a shot past Blue goalie Dan Johnson for the eventual game-winner with 4:42 to go in the third.

James McCarthy scored his second goal of the game just 27 seconds later with 4:15 remaining in the game to take most of the steam out of Swampscott.  

The Blue pulled their goalie and went on a power play with 35 seconds to go, but couldn’t get another one by Magician goalie Ronan Cunningham.

Outside the Marblehead locker room, Kagan said it wasn’t a pretty goal, but he’ll certainly take his second tally of the season.

“You can take 10 shots a game, and the only thing that matters is do you put one in?” Kagan said. “I work on coming out of the corner in practice and stuffing one in the five-hole. (Johnson) got his stick on it but it rolled up and went in, we’ll take it.”

McCarthy, who opened the scoring with 2:52 left in the first period, capitalizing on a Blue turnover and rifling a wrist shot home from the high slot, said that any time you can score to beat a big rival it’s a great thing.

“We know they (Swampscott, 16-3) are having a great season, they’d be pumped up to play us, so to come out and beat them, it’s a great, great feeling,” the co-captain said. “To come out, senior year and score a couple in a win over Swampscott is a big deal. “We’ve been playing really good hockey as a team lately as we get ready for the tournament.”

Marblehead improves to 11-6-3, with a huge NEC game coming up on Monday night at home against Winthrop.  Marblehead’s seven-game unbeaten streak began on Feb. 1, with a 3-3 tie against the Vikings.

Magician coach Bob Jackson said a shuffling of his lines has provided an offensive boost lately.

“We moved (James) McCarthy over to a line with (Braden) Haley and (Drew) Cioffi and they’ve done really well together,” Jackson said.

Cioffi and Haley were each credited with assists on both of McCarthy’s goals, for a six-point night for their line.

For the Big Blue, who were without wingers Brett Benoit and Drew Olivieri and defenseman Dom Codispoti and Emery Wollerscheid, it was a frustrating night.

“I know the guys are very disappointed losing to their big rival, but I told the room that nobody should hang their heads, we battled all night,” Big Blue coach Gino Faia said. “That is a very good Division 2 team, the type of team we’ll see in the playoffs. We’ve just got to get healthy.”

Andrew Dove zipped one off the pipe and in from Mike Johnson at 3:06 of the third period for the lone Blue goal.

It was Senior Night for the Big Blue with Mike Johnson, Louis Olivieri, Owen Madigan-Fried, Kevin Lombard, Emery Wollerscheid, Andrew Dove and David Peterson and their parents being recognized before the faceoff.

Swampscott will travel to The Olympia in Springfield today to close the regular season against Agawam.

 

North Shore has holes to fill

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Pictured is a pothole on North Franklin Street where it blends with Linwood Road.

By LEAH DEARBORN

Rough roads in winter are a fact of life.

But local public works departments are making an effort to put a freeze on potholes.

Danny Diroche of Los V Tires & Auto Service on Chestnut Street said he’s seen a lot of weather-related repairs in the wake of recent storms.

“It’s everywhere, you know,” he said about the cracks and crevices New England winters are notorious for creating.

Diroche cited well-traveled streets in Lynn like Western Avenue and Franklin Street as popular places for potholes.

Ward 5 City Councilor Dianna Chakoutis said she hasn’t had many complaints about holey roads this winter, nor has she hit too many while out driving on her own. She said the city Department of Public Works (DPW) has quickly patched any potholes she’s reported.

“It’s not as bad as a couple of years ago, but there are some,” said Ward 1 Councilor Wayne Lozzi. “I would hope this is an average winter. Two years ago was pretty traumatic for a lot of city residents.”

Lozzi said the record snowfall amounts of 2015 did serve as a learning experience for the city.

He said Lynn is now better equipped to handle snow removal following changes to snow policy ordinances and the purchase of more and better equipment.  

In Ward 7, Councilor Jay Walsh said that part of the difficulty in effectively treating potholes before spring comes from the fact that most hot top plants in the area tend to close during the cold months.

Walsh said that in low temperatures, a huge amount of energy is required to keep the tar heated and prevent it from congealing.

As a result, many communities purchase hot boxes to store, haul and dispense small amounts of hot asphalt for pavement repair.

Gino Cresta, Swampscott’s DPW director, said the town purchased their own hot box last year, which has been out patching potholes three times per week.

He said that while plenty of streets still need serious attention, the hot box was one of the best investments the department has made in the past several years.

Arthur Graves, director of Public Works in Marblehead, said potholes are an inevitability in winter, but his department is also equipped with a hot box and will respond whenever they receive a complaint.

“We get them, we’re trying to keep up with them,” he said.

Aggregate result is space for Saugus


Leah Dearborn can be reached at ldearborn@itemlive.com.

Police log: 2-18-2017

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

Dario Mercedes, 59, of 7 Willow St. in Lynn was arrested on protective custody at 2:39 p.m. Thursday.

Octavio Sanabria was arrested on a warrant charge of parole or probation violation at 4:17 p.m. Thursday.

Donnell Skeen, 35, of 170 S. Common St. was arrested on a warrant charge of Class B drug distribution at 7:00 p.m. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a straight warrant and an unregistered motor vehicle.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:55 a.m. Thursday at 64 Gardiner St.; at 8:07 a.m. Thursday at Goodridge Street; at 8:50 a.m. Thursday at 175 Walnut St.; at 10:32 a.m. Thursday at 52 Franklin St.; at 10:59 a.m. Thursday at 59 N. Franklin St.; at 1:51 p.m. Thursday at Eastern and Glenwood Street; at 2:42 p.m. Thursday at 77 New Park St.; at 4:22 p.m. Thursday at 8 S. Common St.; at 6:22 p.m. Thursday at 86 Boston St.; at 7:47 a.m. Friday at Stanwood Street and Western Ave.; at 7:58 a.m. Friday at Newhall and Sagamore streets; at 8:21 a.m.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with a personal injury at 7:28 a.m. Thursday at Boston and Cedar streets.

A report of police motor vehicle accident at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Hamilton and Lawton avenues.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run at 8:35 p.m. Thursday at 15 Pond St.; at 3:32 a.m. Friday at 22 Barrett St. #3; at 6:30 a.m. Friday at 622 Eastern Ave.

Breaking and Entering

A report of breaking and entering at 1:31 a.m. at 10 Grover St. Thursday.

A report of past breaking and entering of a motor vehicle at 5:38 p.m. at 17 W. Baltimore St. #3; at 6:57 p.m. at 186 Market St.; at 11:31 p.m. at 50 Boston St.  

Complaints

A report of an unwanted guest at 14 a.m. at 2 Rogers Ave.

A report of a disturbance at 133 Chestnut St. #2R at 1:28 a.m. Thursday; at 7:39 a.m. at 9 S. Elm St. Thursday; at 1:48 Thursday at 34 Hood St.; at 2:02 p.m. at 378 Chestnut St. #1;  at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at 39 Buffum St.; at 3:21 p.m. Thursday 36 Flint St.; at 3:36 p.m. Thursday at 50 Central Ave.; at 3:48 p.m. Thursday at 20 Wheeler St.; at 5:26 p.m. Thursday at 126 Union St. #17; at 6:09 p.m. Thursday at 366 Western Ave. #3; at 6:27 p.m. Thursday at 50 Central Ave.; at 8:28 p.m. Thursday at 10 High Rock St.; at 11:58 Thursday at 501 Washington St. #311; at 1:11 a.m. Friday at Commercial and Summer streets; at 2:25 a.m. Friday at 9 Surfside Road.

Theft

A report of a scam at 2:06 p.m. Thursday at 9 Surfside Road #9.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 2:49 p.m. at 725 Western Ave.

A report of larceny at 3:29 p.m. at 60 Granite St.

Police log: 2-17-2017


PEABODY

Arrests

Jason M. Modugno, 43, of 117 Elliot St. #1 in Beverly was arrested at 3:42 p.m. Thursday for concealing over $100 worth of shoplifted merchandise.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:25 a.m. Thursday at 201S Andover St.; at 11:50 Thursday at 2 Johnson Ave. and 82 Lynnfield St.; at 12:59 a.m. Thursday Sewall Street; at 2:42 p.m. Thursday at 83 Margin St.; at 3:42 p.m. Thursday at 309 Lowell St. and 2 Northshore Road; at 11:40 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 7:05 a.m. Thursday at 52 Warren and 70 Endicott streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a past breaking and entering at 8:33 p.m. Thursday at 6 Dearborn Road.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:18 a.m. at Goldie Street; at 10:31 a.m. Thursday at Squire Road; at 11:36 a.m. at Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run at 2:58 p.m. Thursday at Sigourney Street and Squire Road.

Assault

A report of an assault at 8:31 a.m. Thursday at Thurlow Ave.

Breaking and Entering

A report of an attempted breaking and entering at 10:36 p.m. Thursday at Shirley Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:24 a.m. Thursday at Ocean Ave.; at 11:38 a.m. Thursday at Sears Street; at 3:50 p.m. Thursday at Reservoir Ave.; at 6:38 p.m. Thursday at Campbell Ave.

A report of a complaint at 8:40 a.m. Thursday at Bell Circle; at 10:35 a.m. Thursday at Squire Road; at 5:57 p.m. Thursday at Revere Street; at 7:40 p.m. Thursday at Lee Burbank Highway.

Theft

A report of larceny, forgery or fraud at 1:33 p.m. Thursday at Gelndale Street.

A report of larceny at 7:58 p.m. Thursday at Garfield Ave.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report by a walk-in of a past motor vehicle accident at 4:01 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of large pothole at 2:38 p.m. Thursday at 213 Walnut St. Department of public works will put a barrel over the hole.

Theft

A report of shoplifting at 4:46 p.m. Thursday at 1201 Broadway. An employee reported roughly $4,000 in merchandise was stolen.

Glen A. Lougee, 94

LYNN — Glen A. Lougee, age 94, formerly of Marblehead, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at Life Care Center in Lynn, following a long illness.

Glen Lougee was born and raised in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Arlo and Verda Lougee. Growing up, Glen was a popular and spirited young man. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and became an accomplished bagpipe player. He graduated from Laconia High School, Class of 1941 and was the class president. Glen graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and later received his master’s degree from Boston University.

When the war broke out, Glen enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He trained to be a medical corpsman. During 1944 and 1945 found Glen in the Western Pacific, attached to a large naval task force, preparing to invade the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima. During both February and March 1945, as that terrible event unfolded, more than 100,000 Marines invaded the volcanic island, heavily protected by the enemy. Glen is mentioned in a book chronicling the Battle of Iwo Jima. The book is called “Battle Wounds of Iwo Jima.” During his service on Iwo Jima, Glen was wounded and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Following his service during WWII, Glen worked for DuMont Television in New York City. After receiving his master’s degree, he became a biology teacher and taught at Stoneham High School. He worked there until his retirement. During the summer time, he ran a number of businesses at Weirs Beach and also in Glendale, N.H.

Glen is a Christian and a member of East Baptist Church in Lynn. Prior to his illness, he was very active in his church.

Glen is survived by his longtime friends, Elden and Mary Seeley of Lynn. He was predeceased by his brother, Malcolm and his sister, Norma.

Service information: Friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 from 10-11 a.m. at CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, MA 01904. Funeral services, along with committal prayers and Navy honors, will follow the calling hours at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Private burial will take place later in the spring in Union Cemetery in Laconia, N.H. Donations in Glen’s memory are requested to East Baptist Church, 300 Western Ave., Lynn, MA 01904. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.

 

Police nab Marblehead trail assault suspect

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEAD — The GPS bracelet that has already linked Mounir Rhoulam, 39, of Swampscott, to a rash of tire slashings and five alleged assaults against women on the Lynn-Swampscott line, has also tied him to an assault last October on the Marblehead Rail Trail.

On Oct. 26, police received a call shortly after 11 a.m. that a man had exposed himself and tried to grab a woman on the portion of the popular 4-mile trail outside Tower School, a private pre-K to 8 school on West Shore Drive. The trail connects Marblehead, Swampscott and Salem.

Rhoulam was arraigned in Lynn District Court Wednesday on charges of open and gross lewdness, indecent exposure and assault. He was also arraigned on numerous other charges stemming from a Jan. 9 arrest by Swampscott Police. After his arrest, police discovered Rhoulam was already on probation, and a GPS ankle bracelet put him in the area of five alleged assaults against women in Swampscott and Lynn.

Police also believe, through the suspect’s GPS bracelet, Rhoulam was in the area of a rash of tire slashings that began in October and ended in January. A total of 32 people reported their tires slashed in Swampscott alone. There have been no tire slashings in the area since Rhoulam’s arrest. Lynn and Saugus Police also reported similar incidents.

Rhoulam was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Feb. 23.

Police eye Swampscott man in tire slashings

According to court documents, on the date of the incident in Marblehead, the victim told police she was walking alone on the path toward Salem when she saw a man ahead of her on a bike in the area of the Tower School athletic fields. At first, she related, she wasn’t concerned, but became nervous when he got off the bike. She told police the man had exposed and grabbed himself with his right hand, while trying to grab her with his left hand. She jumped back and screamed for help and then the man fled on the bike toward Salem without making physical contact or saying a word, according to the documents.

Several people on the path who heard her yell came to her aid and helped her call 911, but when asked, none of them had seen the incident, according to documents.

Schools were notified of the incident by police, who searched the area with assistance from a Salem K9 unit, but the suspect was not found. Police continued to patrol the rail trail the day after the alleged assault, with no sighting of the suspect the victim described. A woman came forward on the day of the incident after seeing a news broadcast about the alleged assault to relate an odd encounter on the path to police. The woman told police about an encounter she had walking on the path on Oct. 23, when she felt someone behind her and turned to see a man on a bike. She said the man rummaged around in his bag for longer than it should have taken him to find anything, as the bag was very small, and was “panting” while doing so. She was concerned enough to pick up a large rock, and told police she left with the feeling she wanted to tell other walkers or joggers to avoid the trail, according to court documents.

Marblehead Police Sgt. Sean Brady wrote in his report that he spoke with Swampscott Police Sgt. Tim Cassidy on Jan. 12 regarding the arrest of Rhoulam. Brady wrote that Rhoulam, a registered sex offender, is on probation and wears a GPS monitoring bracelet. Police checked Rhoulam’s sex offender registry photo, which matched the description of the suspect from the rail trail assault case, court documents say.

Brady spoke with Rhoulam’s probation officer, who was able to access his whereabouts on Oct. 26. The GPS bracelet placed him in the same location of the encounter with the victim at approximately 11 a.m., according to court documents. The probation officer said Rhoulam had been on probation for a sexual assault conviction out of Revere.

In Lynn, overall crime drops, violence jumps


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

 

Police log: 2-17-2017

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

Davoni Boyd, of 140 Union St., was arrested on a warrant at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

Alex Guerrero, 46, of 88 Jackson St., was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and on a warrant charge of Class A drug distribution at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday.

Pedro Morales, 20, of 30 Lafayette Park, was arrested and charged with use of a motor vehicle without authority and on a warrant at 1:36 p.m. Thursday.

Carlos Perez, 25, of 114 South Common St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 8:10 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday at 617 Boston St.; at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.; at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Washington streets; at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday at Columbia and Eastern avenues; at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Ford streets; at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday at 985 Western Ave.; at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday at 149 Essex St.; at 8:28 p.m. Wednesday at 32 Moulton St.; at 7:55 a.m. Thursday at 64 Gardiner St.; at 8:07 a.m. Thursday on Goodridge Street; at 8:50 a.m. Thursday at 175 Walnut St.; at 10:32 a.m. Thursday at 52 Franklin St.; at 1:51 p.m. Thursday at Eastern Avenue and Glenwood Street.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday at Silsbee and Union streets; at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Hamilton and Lawton avenues.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:28 a.m. Thursday at Boston and Cedar streets; at 8:59 a.m. Thursday at Waitt and Western avenues.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:07 p.m. Thursday at 51 Light St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday on Fortesque Terrace.

A report of an assault at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday on State Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:31 a.m. Thursday at 10 Grover St.

Complaints

A report of a gunshot at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday at 408 Summer St.  

A report of a disturbance at 1:28 a.m. Thursday at 133 Chestnut St.; at 7:39 a.m. Thursday at 9 S Elm St.; at 1:48 p.m. Thursday at Drewicz Elementary School at 34 Hood St.; at 2:02 p.m. Thursday at 378 Chestnut St.  

Theft

A report of larceny at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at 10 High Rock St.; at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday at 332 Euclid Ave.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday at 605 Eastern Ave.; at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday at 103 Broad St.

Police log: 2-16-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday on Carol Road. A caller reported she hit a tree and was stuck in her vehicle; at 4:27 a.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Front Street.

Complaints

A report of a rock thrown through a windshield at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday on Cottage Street. A woman reported someone threw a rock and broke her rear window.

A report of a broken window at 9:44 a.m. Wednesday on Community Road. The caller wasn’t sure if it was caused by vandalism.

A report of a grandparent scam at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday on Intrepid Circle. A man reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be his grandson. The person told him he got in trouble with the police the previous night and was pulled over speeding, and officers found marijuana in his car. The person told the caller he needed money to get out of it.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:39 p.m. Tuesday on Robert Road. A caller reported that a machine was taken from the construction site over the weekend, and access was gained through forced entry.

A man reported his daughter’s iPhone was stolen from the Veteran’s School at 9:28 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street. The phone was found in the girl’s bathroom.


REVERE

Arrests

Dineen E. Duro, 33, of Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and trespassing at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bank of America on American Legion Highway; at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday at Cushman Avenue and Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday at Firestone on Squire Road; at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday at Everard and Bennington streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday on North Shore Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday on Lincoln Street; at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday on Lee Burbank Highway; at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday on Oak Island Street; at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Beach Train Station on Shirley Avenue; at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday at Burlington Coat Factory on Squire Road.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday on Sargent Street; at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday on Lantern Road.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 12:29 a.m. Wednesday at Target on Furlong Drive.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday at Target on Furlong Drive.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:56 a.m. Wednesday on Lincoln Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday on Essex Street. Several callers reported a gray Honda Sedan in the snow with an elderly woman slumped over the wheel. Police reported the car slid off the roadway into the snowbank.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut and Central streets.

Complaints

A report of property damage at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday at 245 Essex St. A caller reported a snow plow driver dumped snow in his driveway from his neighbor’s driveway.

Fire

A report of a car fire at 8:56 p.m. Wednesday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. Mall security reported a vehicle fire on the second floor of the parking garage.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:34 p.m. Wednesday at 1504 Lewis O Gray Drive.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday at Norfolk Avenue and Paradise Road; at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday at Burrill and Essex streets.

North Shore anglers ask ‘why knot?’

PHOTO BY NICOLE GOODHUE BOYD
Matthew Arsenault of Plum Island holds a handmade stainless steel bass during a Why Knot Fishing gathering at Toscana’s Ristorante. 

PEABODY — A few big fish tales were swapped on Wednesday night at a community meetup for enthusiasts of all stripes.

Why Knot Fishing, billed as a “team of passionate and positive anglers,” hosted the event at Toscana’s Ristorante on Bourbon Street, drawing a diverse crowd of professionals and hobbyists.

Why Knot was started three years ago by Endicott College graduates Joe Gugino and Matthew Zimmerman.

“Obviously, the fishing in this area is not year round,” said Gugino. “Winter lets you gear up and do trips that help you push out of your comfort zone.”

Matthew Arsenault of Plum Island was at the event to showcase his metal art business, Flood Tide Fabrications. Arsenault, a commercial tuna fisherman, crafts metal sculptures of aquatic life during the winter downtime.

“Even talking about it makes my blood boil,” said Arsenault about looking forward to getting back on the open ocean. “There’s no feeling like getting your (fishing rod) pulled by an 800-pound fish.”

Arsenault said his favorite fish story comes from one trip out on the Gulf of Maine last summer, when he hooked seven tunas in eight hours and took four home.

Gearing up plan for the Lynnway

Robert Galante of East Coast Flies in Medford was on hand to demonstrate various types of fly-tying.

Galante, who teaches adult classes in the subject at Shawsheen Technical Institute, pointed to a fly called the Crackleback as his favorite.

“It doesn’t look like any type of insect, particularly,” he said. “But it catches fish when nothing else will.”

Most of the attendees came for a fun, laidback evening of socializing.

Fishing friends Gary George and Kevin French, both of Peabody, and Bill Eicher, of Stoneham, laughed when asked if they had any fishing stories to tell.

French recounted his experience landing a porbeagle shark, and Eicher took out a photo of his dog and most loyal fishing partner, Brady.

“These meetups are great,” said George. “Fishermen can be protective of their secret spots and tricks. You come here, and people are a lot more willing to talk and friendly.”

Why Knot’s next event is a fly tying night on March 8 in Wenham. Starting in April, they also take groups out on the water for kayak fishing with Little Harbor Boathouse in Marblehead.

 

Police log: 2-16-2017

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.

LYNN

Arrests

Leigha Farnham, 38, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday.

Isaiah Gonzalez, 20, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday.

Robert Lewis, 46, of 36 Western Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:46 a.m. Wednesday.

James Nutton, 34, of 26 Essex Circle, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday.

Mark Tassinary, of 234 Earle St., New Bedford, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 3:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Eliza Wallner, 39, was arrested and charged with trespassing and on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and state highway traffic violation at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Casey’s Shell at 122 Boston St.; at 2:46 p.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 932 Lynnfield St.; at 3:08 p.m. Tuesday at Classical High School at 235 O’Callaghan Way; at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday at 185 Walnut St.; at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday at Richdale at 229 Broadway; at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday at 60 Lynnfield St.; at 11:32 a.m. Wednesday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at 13 Seymour Ave.; at 12 p.m. Wednesday at 59 Lexington St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:17 p.m. Tuesday at 120 Broad St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday at Burns and River streets; at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday at 75 Lynnway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday at 86 Lewis St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Washington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at 17 Beach Road; at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday at 20 Park St.; at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday at 247 Union St.; at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday at Commercial Street and Lynnway; at 11:07 p.m. Tuesday on Brightwood Terrace.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday at Callahan Elementary School at 200 O’Callaghan Way.

Police log: 2-15-2017


PEABODY

Arrests

Daniel Joseph Baldwin, 25, of 261 Newbury St., Apt. 101C, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday at Holden Oil at 91 Lynnfield St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:38 a.m. Wednesday at 9925 Magnolia Way.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday on Gardner Street. A male with a needle in his arm was reported. Narcan was administered twice. The man was taken to Lahey Hospital.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday at 13 Center St. A caller reported his car was scratched.


REVERE

Arrests

Scott G. Stillman, 47, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway, Apt. 32, was arrested on warrants at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:23 a.m. Monday at Bank of America on American Legion Highway; at 11:13 p.m. Monday at Thrifty Car Rental on Lee Burbank Highway; at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Sunoco Gas Station on Lee Burbank Highway; at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday on American Legion Highway; at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road; at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday at Harley Davidson on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:57 a.m. Monday on Henry Street; at 11:47 a.m. Tuesday on Beach Road; at 5:41 p.m. Tuesday at Beachmont School on Everard Street. Matthews Bruno, 21, of 8 Orient Ave., East Boston, was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage; at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday on Jones Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:43 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 7:29 p.m. Monday at Revere House Auto Service Global Gas on Broadway; at 8:29 a.m. Tuesday at Seacoast Middle/High School on School Street. A 15-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession with intent to distribute; at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday at Roadway Inn on American Legion Highway; at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue; at 8:02 p.m. Tuesday at Flaming Grill Buffet on Furlong Drive.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 10:08 a.m. Monday on Temple Street; at 12:31 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 6:55 p.m. Monday at Pretzel Time on Squire Road; at 9:44 a.m. Tuesday at Liston Towers on Dolphin Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 5:31 p.m. Monday on Calumet Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:29 a.m. Friday at 6 Cliff Road; at 9:44 a.m. Saturday at 250 Central St.; at 2:39 p.m. Saturday at Deflorio Guy & Rose at 24 Birch Pond Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Avenue Market at 84 Lincoln Ave.; at 5:32 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Avenue and Vincent Street; at 3:05 a.m. Sunday at Resco Wheelabrator at 100 Salem Turnpike. A caller reported a motorist struck a pole and fled the scene towards Lynn; at 3:19 p.m. Sunday at Hurd Avenue and Pelham Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:46 a.m. Friday at North Shore Physicians at 1069 Broadway. An employee reported a female patient threatened to go from room to room to find the doctors. Police reported the only threat made was that she would stomp around the office; at 7:55 p.m. Friday at 21 Hood St. A caller reported his neighbor was throwing snow into his driveway; at 9:32 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Elementary School at 25 Hurd Ave. Police dispersed a group of youths playing on the playground after hours; at 11:22 a.m. Sunday at 12 Foss Ave.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:42 p.m. Friday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway. A woman reported two televisions were stolen from a room; at 8:20 p.m. Friday at Kowloon Restaurant at 948 Broadway. A group ran out on a bill.


SWAMPSCOTT

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday at 450 Paradise Road.

Johnson, Solis pace Classical past English

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Erick Solis (right) looks for a shot as Charlie de Rochmont defends. 

By KATIE MORRISON

LYNN — The Classical boys basketball team is tough to contain.

Tuesday night, the Rams sunk Beverly behind nine three-pointers. On Wednesday night, Classical did the most damage on easy layups in transition to top rival English, 69-46, at the Paul Cavanagh Field House.

“To be honest, we really prefer the transition game,” Classical coach Tom Grassa said. “It’s kind of gravy. As the expression goes, you live and die with threes, and we’ve had some nights, like against Beverly, when we’re 9-for-17 (behind the arc), we were terrific. But then we’ve had nights when we’ve been 3-for-22.”

Classical was in control from the get-go in this one, and left English searching for its 10th win which will boost the Bulldogs into the tournament. The Bulldogs have one game left on the season.

“We have to go after it,” English coach Steve Stranahan said. “If we don’t come out with energy, we’re not going to play well.  If you can’t get up for your inner-city rival, then shame on you. There’s no excuses, just go out and get it.”

The energy was high in the Cavanagh gymnasium on English’s Senior Night, and the game was fast-paced right off the bat. Jaylen Johnson opened the scoring on a breakaway layup, and added another in similar fashion after Edwin Solis forced English to turn the ball over on the full court press. Tommy Rijo got the Bulldogs on the board with a three, but Classical responded with layups from Dyrrell Rucker and Johnson to open the lead to 8-3. Stranahan called a timeout to get his team back on track.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, they weren’t able to slow down the Rams, and Classical ran the lead up to 17-8 at the end of the quarter.

“We like to set the tone with teams to be very up tempo,” Grassa said. “A lot of time we press not to get a steal, but just to force the other team to be uncomfortable. A lot of teams have terrific half court offense if you allow them to walk the ball down.”

The opening period was a sloppy quarter, as each team turned the ball over five times, but it was Classical that was able to capitalize on the messy play.

“They were getting after the rebounds, (Edwin) Solis he throws it long and beats us up the court for some easy baskets,” Stranahan said. “They’re a very good team. In order to contain them, our shots shouldn’t be flying way out and letting them get rebounds. Our shots weren’t falling, they were getting rebounds and getting up the court and getting baskets.”

English cut the lead down to four, 19-15, midway through the second, as Angel Soto put back offensive rebounds on two straight possessions. But that’d be as close as the Bulldogs would get, and the Rams went on a 7-0 run to open it up. Classical led 36-21 at the half.

Johnson put up 15 points in the quarter, most on layups in transition. For English, Ivy Lopes did the heavy lifting with nine points, all coming in the second.

The Bulldogs were unable to gain any ground in the third. A couple of bad turnovers allowed Classical to up the lead to 20, 48-28, with three minutes left in the quarter.

The Rams never let up on the gas, and held English at bay to cruise to the win. Other than a three from Edwin Solis early in the game, Classical’s only baskets from behind the arc came late in the fourth quarter when both teams had emptied their benches.

Johnson scored a game-high 22 points, adding three steals. Erick Solis scored 19 to go with five rebounds and three steals, and Edwin Solis (8 rebounds) and Rucker each added seven points.

For English, Lopes led the way with 17 points, and Javonte Edwards scored seven. Frank Perry chipped in with six points and five rebounds.

The Bulldogs close out the regular season Friday in Swampscott, and need to beat the Big Blue to make the state tournament. Classical has a huge matchup against Marblehead Friday night.

 

End of season tournaments on the horizon

By STEVE KRAUSE 

End-of-season high school tournaments in basketball and hockey will dot the horizon beginning Sunday.

These games serve as a precursor to the official MIAA state tournaments, whose pairings will be announced Friday, Feb. 24 for basketball and Saturday, Feb. 25 for hockey.

The tournaments serve several purposes. Teams look to them as ways to prepare them for the state tournaments. And very often, participating teams need them to win games that will make them eligible for state tournament play.

In basketball, the Larry McIntire International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) Board 130 Classic will be held Sunday and Monday at Beverly High School’s Henry Cabot Lodge Field House.

The tournament is named for the former Big East referee and longtime assigner for several high school leagues and the MIAA North sectional tournament. It returns to the North Shore after being played at North Andover last year. It has also been held at Central Catholic High School and St. John’s Prep.

“We’re very excited to have the tournament in Beverly,” said Board 130 president Peter Dion. “With seven North Shore teams and a first-class venue, we are hoping for big crowds both days.”

The tournament includes both the Bishop Fenwick boys and girls as well as St. John’s Prep.

Also participating are Masconomet and Beverly, which is close to the lineup of the former North Shore Invitational Tournament, for which McIntire served as co-chair, along with Mike O’Brien, who broadcasts area sports on North Shore 104.9.

One boys player and one girls player will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Since starting the tournament in 2011, the board has awarded $24,000 in scholarships. All seniors playing in the tournament were invited to apply for the scholarships.

“We want to be able to help student-athletes while showcasing some great talent,” said Scholarship Committee chairman Dave Margossian.

IAABO Board 130 has more than 400 members who officiate basketball games from the youth to collegiate levels.

St. Mary’s will hold its 12th Spartan Classic, Sunday and Monday for girls; and Feb. 22-23 for boys. Both tournaments are at the Conigliaro Gym at St. Mary’s.

The St. Mary’s girls will vie for their seventh overall Division 3 championship and fifth in a row.

Other teams participating are: Arlington Catholic, Groton-Dunstable, Belmont, Pentucket, Newton North, Bayview Academy, Arlington, Billerica, Latin Academy, Rockland and Coyle-Cassidy.

For the boys, it’ll be St. Clement, Salem, Greater Lawrence and St. Mary’s.

The 22nd annual Newburyport Bank Ice Hockey Classic  will be held from Monday through next Friday at the Henry Graf Skating Rink. Teams participating include Lynn and Danvers for the boys and Marblehead and Lynn/Winthrop for the girls.

For dates and times for individual games, please consult the accompanying schedules.

 

Police log: 2-15-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Sergio Castro-Solis, 37, of 242 Boston St., was arrested and charged with parole/probation violation and on a warrant charge of OUI liquor at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Ieisha Clements, 34, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 4:29 p.m. Monday.

Sarah McDonough, 31, 29 Raymond Road, Salem, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding at 2:36 a.m. Tuesday.

James McKenna, of 36 Western Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of OUI liquor fourth offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop/yield at 8:54 p.m. Monday.

Wayne Wilmot, 55, of 41 Light St., was arrested and charged with failure to register as a sex offender at 9:37 a.m. Tuesday.

Christine Zak, of 18 Cashman Road, Peabody, was arrested on a warrant charge of parole/probation violation at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:49 p.m. Monday at Lynnway and Market Street; at 5:58 p.m. Monday at North Shore Community College at 300 Broad St.; at 6:10 p.m. Monday at 348 Chestnut St.; at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday on Belle Avenue; at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday at Chatham Street and Western Avenue; at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday at Franklin and Laighton streets; at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday at 3 Lynnfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:06 p.m. Monday at 310 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:16 a.m. Tuesday at Santander Bank at 414 Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 3:58 p.m. Monday at 86 Lewis St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:37 p.m. Monday at 201 Essex St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:02 p.m. Monday at 32 W Neptune St.; at 6:12 p.m. Monday at 599 Western Ave.; at 7:04 p.m. Monday at 69 N Common St.; at 7:25 p.m. Monday at 8 Wilfred St.; at 11:55 p.m. Monday at 47 Estes St.; at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday at 378 Chestnut St.; at 10:42 a.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 10:48 a.m. Tuesday at 399 Essex St.; at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday on South Street Court.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:19 p.m. Monday on High Street; at 8:19 p.m. Monday on Western Avenue; at 8:52 p.m. Monday on Cedar Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:52 a.m. Tuesday at 55 Western Ave.; at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at 14-20 Central Ave.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:06 p.m. Monday at 111 Washington St.; at 4:22 p.m. Monday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday at 181 N Common St.

Police log: 2-14-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:07 a.m. Friday at 100 Market St. and 425 Walnut St.; at 10:08 a.m. Saturday on Condon Circle; at 10:56 a.m. Saturday on Market Street; at 1:03 p.m. Sunday at Whole Foods Market at 100 Market St.; at 2:33 p.m. Sunday on Condon Circle; at 5:12 p.m. Sunday on Ashwood Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Summer St. and 618 Main St.; at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Street and North Broadway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:23 p.m. Friday on Market Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:45 p.m. Monday at Advanced Medical at 7 Kimball Lane. A caller reported two people arguing in the parking lot.

Vandalism

A report of malicious destruction of property at 8:38 p.m. Sunday at 10 Upton Lane. A caller reported a plow driver was plowing snow onto his fence. Police spoke with the driver.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of an image on Snapchat at 1:41 p.m. Monday on Seaview Avenue. A caller reported her daughter had seen a Snapchat of some boys doing disturbing things and they are students at the high school.

A report of abuse allegations at 2:16 p.m. Monday on Lafayette Street. An administrator called looking for an officer to take a report of an alleged abuse. The caller reported the patient had some bruises and told her social worker that it was the “gal working the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift.”

A report of harassment at 2:23 p.m. Monday on Susan Road. A woman reported that she just got chocolate and flowers delivered to her house. She stated it was the second time recently and she would like someone to speak with the man who sent them and tell him to stop. She has also sent him text messages telling him to stop calling and to stop contacting her, but it continues.

Someone reported a homeowner throwing some snow into the street at 4:45 p.m. Monday on Beacon Street and was concerned about the passing traffic.

A report of kids walking on the street at 7:36 a.m. Tuesday at Village Street and Heritage Way. A caller reported kids walking in the street and she was afraid they were going to die. She wanted police to enforce the sidewalk clearing. Police told her there was no rule about sidewalk clearing. An officer was in front of the school at the time of the call and reported that most of the sidewalks were clear.

Fire

A homeowner reported he had a small fire in his kitchen at 5:41 p.m. Monday on Homestead Road and has extinguished it. He was concerned if it may have been in the walls or not fully extinguished. Police reported the fire was confirmed out, but there was heavy smoke present.


PEABODY

Arrests

Celso T. Defreitas, 41, of 134 Beacon St., Apt. 2, Clinton, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor third offense, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license subsequent offense, marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 5:16 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of an impaired driver at 5:16 p.m. Monday at 310 Lowell St. and Route 128 North. A caller reported the vehicle got off the highway onto Lowell Street, and that the driver was swerving and appeared to be asleep behind the wheel. The vehicle struck a snowbank on Lowell Street. Police stopped the vehicle on Foster Street. Celso T. Defreitas, 41, of 134 Beacon St., Apt. 2, Clinton, was arrested for OUI liquor third offense.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:58 p.m. Monday at T-Mobile at 210T Andover St. An employee reported that someone kicked her car. Police reported someone clipped the car’s mirror.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Brooksby Village at 301 Brooksby Village Drive; at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday at Century House Restaurant at 235 Andover St.; at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Blair Terrace and 156 Lynnfield St.

A pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at 21 Caller St. The 59-year-old male pedestrian was taken to Salem Hospital.  

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 3:15 p.m. Monday at 5321 Crane Brook Way. A caller reported her car was broken into and a wallet containing cash and her driver’s license was taken.

Complaints

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 6:20 p.m. Monday at 346 Lowell St. Police reported a neighbor dispute over the plowing of a shared driveway. The people involved were told to stay away from each other.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday at 4 Normandy Drive. A caller reported unknown men with shovels were walking around her house. She thought one person was on the roof shoveling snow. Police checked on the people and reported no issue as they had gone to the wrong house for snow removal.

A report of a disturbance at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday at Shamrock Motors at 5 Willard St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:31 p.m. Monday at Paradise Gym & Fitness at 21 Elm Place.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:33 a.m. Monday at 41 Doherty Circle.

Police log: 2-14-2017

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

Donne Agogo, 23, of 298 Eastern Ave., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing and shoplifting by asportation at 12:33 p.m. Monday.

Kevin Sanchez, 18, of 35 Marsh St., Lowell, was arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, failure to signal, failure to wear a seatbelt and methamphetamine trafficking at 8:04 p.m. Sunday.

Alphonso Weah-Weah, 19, of 107 Jefferson St., was arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, failure to wear a seatbelt and methamphetamine trafficking at 7:38 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:24 p.m. Sunday at Euclid and Magnolia avenues; at 2:32 p.m. Sunday at Burrill and New Ocean streets; at 2:42 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 2:50 p.m. Sunday at 46 Jenness St.; at 3:04 p.m. Sunday at Boston and Moulton streets; at 3:19 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Jenness Street; at 3:31 p.m. Sunday at Fayette Street and Trinity Avenue; at 4:43 p.m. Sunday at Adams and Sheridan streets; at 4:59 p.m. Sunday at 34 Forest St.; at 2:43 a.m. Monday at W Sigourney Street and Washington Avenue; at 7:43 a.m. Monday at Hurd Street and Parkland Avenue; at 8:04 a.m. Monday at 4 Madison St.; at 8:16 a.m. Monday at Jenness Street and Millard Avenue; at 9:25 a.m. Monday at 32 Merrill Ave.; at 11:45 a.m. Monday at 12 Shepard St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:02 a.m. Monday at Capitol Diner at 431 Union St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:28 p.m. Sunday at 21 Story Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 4:19 p.m. Sunday at 32 W Neptune St.; at 6:18 p.m. Sunday at 669 Western Ave.; at 9:47 p.m. Sunday at 50 Andrew St.; at 11:20 p.m. Sunday on Union Street; at 2:40 a.m. Monday at 94 Spencer St.; at 4:13 a.m. Monday at 10 Surfside Road; at 10:47 a.m. Monday at 26 Essex Circle; at 12:25 p.m. Monday at 178 Chestnut St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:21 p.m. Sunday at 54 N Franklin St.; at 3:36 p.m. Sunday at 5 Ashland St.; at 10:10 a.m. Monday at 501 Washington St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at 159 Essex St.; at 11:16 a.m. Monday at 91 Newton Ave.

Police log: 2-13-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

Police received a report that two vehicles slid from the driveway to the telephone pole at the end of the street at 9:12 p.m. Sunday on Greystone Road.

Complaints

A caller reported he was on Main Street when a man honked at him and he pulled over at 12:13 p.m. Sunday at Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street. The caller reported the man claimed he was struck by him. The caller stated he didn’t hit any pedestrians and the man was confrontational, and swore at him before driving off.


PEABODY

Arrests

Christopher S. Bissel, 35, of 47 Ashton St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant at 3:43 p.m. Sunday.

Katie Jean Gonyea, 35, of 233 Lafayette St., Apt 25, Salem, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise second offense at 3:43 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:06 p.m. Sunday at 21 Winona St. and Moulton Road; at 2:14 p.m. Sunday at 96 Forest St.; at 2:14 p.m. SUnday at 2 Gardner St. and 13 Pulaski St.; at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at 633 Lowell St. and 2 Russell St. A car into a snowbank was reported; at 3:06 p.m. Sunday at 2 Cross St. and 174 Andover St. DPW was notified to sand the hill because cars were stuck on it; at 5:52 p.m. Sunday at 51 Perkins St. and 6 Allens Lane; at 6:03 p.m. Sunday at Bartholomew Street and 378 Lynnfield St.; at 6:09 p.m. Sunday at Not Your Average Joe’s at 210N Andover St.; at 6:14 p.m. Sunday at 22 Lynn St. A car into a pole was reported but police couldn’t find the crash; at 6:28 p.m. Sunday at 22 Main St.; at 8:14 a.m. Monday at 5 Felton St.; at 12:17 p.m. Monday at 5B Christina Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:21 p.m. Sunday at Route 128 North and 310 Lowell St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 4:43 p.m. Sunday on Warren Street.

Complaints

A report of a dispute over snow removal at 1:37 p.m. Sunday at 3 Smidt Ave. The landlord was upset that the neighbors were having their snow plowed on her property.

A report of a road rage incident at 8:49 p.m. Sunday at 9 Blair Terrace. A caller reported a plow driver attempted to run him over.

A report of a disturbance at 1:06 a.m. Monday at Care One at Peabody Glen at 199 Andover St.; at 3:27 a.m. Monday at 1 Pinecrest Ave. A man running a snowblower was keeping the neighborhood awake. Police told the man to stop snowblowing.

Fire

A report of a structure fire at 9:10 a.m. Monday at 262 Lynnfield St. A caller reported a fire in the basement. The fire department extinguished the fire.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 3:48 p.m. Sunday at 88 Endicott St.; at 9:41 a.m. Monday at Wood Trucking at 13 Lakeland Park Drive.

A report of a larceny at 6:18 p.m. Sunday at Mass Bay Hockey at 216 Newbury St. A zamboni was reported stolen.


REVERE

Arrests

Jillian F. Biddiscombe, 35, of 3 Seal Harbor Road, Apt. 631, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise third offense at 8:40 p.m. Friday.

Abas M. Bilal, 22, of 137 Bunkerhill St., Apt. 1139, Charlestown, was arrested and charged with three counts of nighttime vehicle breaking and entering and operating after a suspended license or right to operate at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

James T. Brennan, 30, of 72 Thornton St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and on a warrant at 12:07 p.m. Saturday.

Santiago Mesa, 30, of 165 Winthrop Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop and failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle at 1:20 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:34 p.m. Friday at TD Bank on Broadway; at 3:57 p.m. Friday at Brewer Heating on Furlong Drive; at 9:36 p.m. Friday on Everett Street; at 5:59 a.m. Saturday at Salem and Fenwick streets; at 6:48 a.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 9:35 a.m. Saturday at Taft Street and Broadway; at 3:32 p.m. Saturday on Naples Road; at 8:09 p.m. Saturday at Revere House of Pizza on Broadway; at 10:27 p.m. Saturday at Prospect House on Reservoir Avenue; at 10:34 a.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 3:04 p.m. Sunday at Lynn and Salem streets; at 3:10 p.m. Sunday on Fenwick Street; at 3:26 p.m. Sunday Park Avenue Apartments on Park Avenue; at 5:22 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Squire Road; at 7:15 a.m. Monday at Stop & Shop on Furlong Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:57 a.m. Sunday on American Legion Highway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:59 p.m. Sunday on Broadway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 6:17 p.m. Saturday on Keayne Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 6:49 a.m. Monday on Abruzzi Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:36 p.m. Saturday on Yeamans Street; at 3:18 a.m. Monday on Pearl Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:46 a.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Street; at 9:36 a.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 10:42 a.m. Friday on Pemberton Street; at 11:29 a.m. Friday on Broadway; at 12:53 p.m. Friday at Bank of America on Squire Road; at 2:34 p.m. Friday on Pemberton Street; at 3:48 p.m. Friday on Bennington Street; at 6:04 p.m. Friday on Newman Street; at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Court; at 10:45 p.m. Friday at Ocean Place Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 11:20 p.m. Friday on Larkin Street; at 1:53 a.m. Saturday at Seawatch Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 2:10 a.m. Saturday at Tuscano and Lucia avenues; at 2:31 a.m. Saturday on North Shore Road. Francisco Santiago, 21, of 209 Fayette St., Lynn, was summoned for assault and battery. Jaclyn Giordano, 20, of 1698 North Shore Road, was summoned for assault and battery; at 3:12 a.m. Saturday on Larkin Street; at 9:08 a.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop on Furlong Drive; at 1:14 p.m. Saturday on Crescent Avenue; at 3:10 p.m. Saturday on Nahant Avenue; at 7:01 p.m. Saturday at 7-Eleven on Broadway; at 11:05 p.m. Saturday on Sears Street; at 3:32 a.m. Sunday at Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 5:03 p.m. Sunday at Revere and Cleveland streets; at 7:21 p.m. Sunday on Highland Street; at 6:31 a.m. Monday on Billow Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose 4:19 p.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 9:22 p.m. Sunday on George Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:40 p.m. Friday on Burnett Road; at 5:28 p.m. Friday on Highland Street; at 10:11 a.m. Saturday on Walnut Avenue; at 5:49 p.m. Saturday on Eliot Circle

A report of a larceny to a motor vehicle at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Target on Furlong Drive.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:54 a.m. Friday on Fiske Street.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Sunday at Burrill and New Ocean streets; at 2:33 p.m. Sunday at 113 Burrill St.; at 4:18 p.m. Sunday at Banks and Walker roads.

Canceled schools, parking bans are orders of the day

PHOTO BY NICOLE GOODHUE BOYD
Jessica O’Gorman of Swampscott walks her dog Cody Bear, an Old English Sheepdog, along Lynn Shore Drive on Sunday as the snow starts to pick up.

A snowy Sunday is expected to continue into this afternoon, with officials setting into place parking bans and school cancellations.

In Lynn, an on-street parking ban was set to go into place at 9 p.m. Sunday. Cars must be removed from all public streets and sidewalks. Residents can face a $150 tow fee, $35-a-day storage fee, and parking tickets for failing to comply with the parking ban, according to Department of Public Works Commissioner Andrew Hall.

Residents can park their cars at all Lynn public schools. Parking is also available at the Ellis Street municipal lot (School Street side only) and the MBTA garage at the intersection of Broad and Market streets (a parking charge per car applies).

Once the parking ban concludes, cars must be removed from these lots promptly to avoid a tow.

Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day all week. Today’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday, Wednesday will be picked up Thursday, Thursday will picked up Friday, and Friday will be picked up Saturday.

Lynn Public Schools are closed today. Check in with the city’s website at cityoflynn.net for further updates.

Visit town.lynnfield.ma.us for updates for Lynnfield; www.marblehead.org for updates for Marblehead.

The winter parking ban remains in effect in Nahant.

Nahant Public Schools are closed today.

In Peabody, a parking ban was issued at 6 a.m. Sunday and remains in effect until further notice. As with Lynn, cars must be removed from the streets to avoid being ticketed and towed.

There will be no trash collection today, resulting in a one-day collection delay for the remainder of the week.

Peabody Public Schools are also closed today. Follow the city’s website at www.peabody-ma.gov for updates.

A parking ban went into effect in Revere at 6 p.m. Sunday. Residents should be aware of the list of emergency arteries and not park on these streets until the ban is lifted.

Cars parked on emergency arteries will be towed for the duration of the parking ban. Visit reverepolice.org/snow-emergency-parking for more information.

Trash collection appears to remain on schedule.

Revere Public Schools and offices are closed today, according to the city’s website.

A town-wide parking ban took effect in Saugus at 10 p.m. Sunday and will continue until 6 a.m. Tuesday, unless lifted sooner.

Trash and recycling collection is canceled for today. Collection will then run on a one-day delay from Tuesday through Saturday this week.

Follow saugus-ma.gov/ for more updates from the town.

In Swampscott, the snow ban began at 8 p.m. Sunday and will remain in effect until further notice. There is no on-street parking during this time.

Trash and recycling collection is delayed by one day all week.

Swampscott Public Schools are closed today.

Visit the town’s website at town.swampscott.ma.us for further updates on the snow ban and other cancellations.

Police log: 2-13-2017

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

Jose Lazu, 47, of 39 Crosby St., Lowell, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon, Class A drug possession, possession of a knife with a blade over two and a half inches and on warrant charges of marked lanes violation, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle at 10:57 p.m. Friday.

Phylecia Rucker, 30, of 86 Kingsdale St., Boston, was arrested and charged with larceny at 2:10 p.m. Saturday.

Monet Santos, 19, of 22 Darlington St., Dorchester, was arrested and charged with larceny at 2:08 p.m. Saturday.

Maria Serrano, 27, of 23 Rockmere Gardens, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of assault and battery at 4:49 a.m. Sunday.

Dexter Soares, 27, of 8 Chase St., was arrested and charged with uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, no inspection/sticker, unregistered motor vehicle and on warrants at 1:21 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:59 p.m. Friday at 1067 Western Ave.; at 1:01 p.m. Friday on Cooper Street; at 8:33 a.m. Sunday at Boston and Federal streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:39 p.m. Friday at Market and Broad streets; at 6:14 p.m. Friday at Sonny’s Car Wash at 700 Lynnway; at 9:10 p.m. Friday at Centre Street and Market Square; at 1:28 a.m. Saturday at 98 Richardson Road; at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Casco Road and Lynnfield Street; at 8:43 a.m. Saturday at Showcase Laundromat at 110 Washington St.; at 9:37 a.m. Saturday at 45 Henry Ave.; at 12:34 p.m. Saturday at Alley and Shepard streets; at 10:15 p.m. Saturday at 6 Houston St.; at 11:34 p.m. Saturday at 22 Robinson St.; at 2:09 a.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Lewis streets; at 9:42 a.m. Sunday at South and Summer streets; at 10:59 a.m. Sunday at Lynnway and Market Street; at 12:48 p.m. Sunday at 70 Munroe St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:22 p.m. Friday at 102 Warren St.; at 1:58 a.m. Saturday at 124 Broad St.; at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at 122 Boston St.; at 11:33 p.m. Saturday at Linwood Street and Parkland Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 6:39 p.m. Friday on Western Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:12 p.m. Friday at 79 Lowell St.; at 3:28 p.m. Saturday at 595 Lynnway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:20 p.m. Friday at Broad and Silsbee streets; at 2:49 p.m. Saturday at 11 Wentworth Place; at 6:06 p.m. Saturday at 61 Gardiner St.; at 7:04 p.m. Saturday at 399 Essex St.; at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at 94 Alley St.; at 3:17 a.m. Sunday at 56 Broad St.; at 4:19 a.m. Sunday at 23 Rockmere Gardens; at 5:56 a.m. Sunday at 86 Green St.

A report of a gunshot at 3:07 p.m. Saturday at 5 Huss Court.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:03 p.m. Friday on Washington Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:14 p.m. Friday at 43 Linwood St.; at 5:13 p.m. Friday at 53 Arlington St.; at 11:06 a.m. Saturday at 30 Broadway; at 4:16 p.m. Saturday at 61 Gardiner St.; at 10:22 a.m. Sunday at U-Haul at 282 Lynnway; at 11:21 a.m. Sunday at 53 Mall St.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:53 p.m. Saturday at Shepard Street and Evans Road. A caller reported there was a man lying in the road. The man stated he was fine and didn’t need assistance. He was wearing dark clothing and “looked like a trash bag.” The man was lying directly on the road and appeared to be in his 40’s. Police couldn’t find the man.

A report of a suspicious man at 12:21 a.m. Sunday on Tedesco Street. A caller reported the man was yelling at cars and swearing randomly in the street.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle at 2:04 p.m. Friday at Babies ‘R’ Us at 300 Andover St. The victim was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:34 p.m. Friday at 119 Tremont St. and 50 Mt Vernon St.; at 3:47 p.m. Friday at Kappy’s Liquor at 175 Andover St.; at 5:11 p.m. Friday at 18 Sparrow Lane. A resident reported a vehicle spun out onto the lawn. The vehicle was freed before police got there; at 10:01 a.m. Saturday at Treadwell’s Ice Cream Stand at 46 Margin St.; at 10:23 a.m. Saturday at 384 Lynnfield St. A vehicle off the road was reported; at 7:31 p.m. Saturday at 101 Main St. and 2 Washington St.; at 1:27 a.m. Sunday on Sutton Street. A car into a pole was reported; at 12:33 p.m. Sunday at 97 Winona St. and 43 Lake St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at 47 Washington St.; at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at 9 Wiseman Drive; at 8:52 p.m. Saturday at 21 Perkins St.; at 9:35 a.m. Sunday at Southwyck Condominium Association at 80 Foster St. A caller reported his car was hit by a plow.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:27 p.m. Saturday at 8 Aberdeen Ave. The suspect is known and items were taken.

Complaints

A neighbor dispute over snow removal was reported at 4:43 p.m. Friday at 171 Lynnfield St. The people were told to stay off each other’s property.

A report of a disturbance at 5:42 p.m. Friday at 84 Aborn St. A caller reported seeing a man vandalizing a car with a woman in it. Johnny Fantauzzi, 26, of 84 Aborn St., Apt. 2107, was summoned for assault and battery and malicious damage to a motor vehicle; at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at 102 Main St.; at 11:36 p.m. Saturday at 6 Ellsworth Road.

A report of a road rage incident at 9:25 p.m. Saturday on Lowell Street. A caller reported a car behind him was shining a laser pointer at him and interfering with his vision.

Fire

A car fire was reported at 8:19 p.m. Saturday at Haven from Hunger at 71 Wallis St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:16 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill Suites at 43 Newbury St. A caller reported a pair of tennis shoes, worth $130, was stolen from her hotel room.

Lynn icemen happy with tie

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Brian Chalmers scores Winthrop’s first goal despite pressure from the Jets’Steve Patrie. 

By GORDON VINCENT

WINTHROP —  If there’s truth to the notion the last team to score feels better about a tie, then the Lynn Jets were the happier team after their 3-3 draw with Winthrop, Saturday, at Larsen Rink.

Mike Clougherty‘s goal with 5:07 left in the third period drew the Jets (10-3-3) level, after earlier goals for Lynn by Brian Clougherty and Sean Devin. John DiFilippo had a pair of assists.

For the Vikings (13-1-3), Brian Chalmers, Gene August and Steve Holgerson scored one goal each, while Matt Tarantino had two assists.

“I thought this was our best effort of the season team-wise, mentally and physically,” said Jets coach Joe Conlon. “The players gave 100 percent out there today.”

Brian Cloughtery put the Jets ahead at 7:38 of the first period when the scored on a rebound of a shot by DiFilippo. Winthrop goaltender Ryan Skoczylas made the initial stop of DiFilippo’s shot from the left faceoff circle, but the puck caromed right to Clougherty, who buried a one-timer with authority.

Mike Clougherty almost doubled Lynn’s lead about two minutes later when his shot from the left circle hit the near post, and two minutes later Skoczylas robbed Brian Clougherty who tried to snap home a rebound of a shot from the right point by Steve Patrie.

Winthrop equalized when Chalmers scored with 1:42 left in the first period. His shot from the slot from about 20 feet banked off the far post past Lynn goalie Jack Stafford.

Mike Clougherty had another good chance on a power play early in the second period. He stick-handled past a defender and found himself with an open shot from about 10 feet, but then hooked a shot over the net.

The Vikings took their first lead at 6:39 of the second period when August scored on a 2-on-1. The winger opted to shoot from the right circle, and the puck beat Stafford low.

The Jets evened the score with a power play goal with 3:30 left in the second period. After Chris Finn was sent to the penalty box for holding, Jon Kosmas won a faceoff and the puck came back to Steve Patrie at the left point. Skoczylas made the initial stop, but Devin fired the rebound home from the left of the net.

Winthrop answered with a power play goal of its own with 18 seconds left in the second period to make the score 3-2. Holgerson collected a rebound and ripped the puck from the right of the net past Stafford on the short side.

“Those goals late in the period are the kind you usually don’t come back from,” Conlon said “I thought our players showed a lot of character in the third period.”

Brian Clougherty had a couple of chances on the same shift about five minutes into the third period, but both bids were turned away by Skoczylas. Mike Clougherty finally evened the score when he converted a rebound of a shot from the right point by Patrie.

The Vikings had the best chances to break the tie. With about a minute left, Stafford had to make two terrific saves, first on a shot from the left point by Dave Barry and then on the rebound by Bryce Costin.

The Jets play Gloucester at Connery Rink on Wednesday (8), while the Vikings play Marblehead on Monday (7:30) at Salem State.

 

Hockey: Big Blue survive Beverly

FILE PHOTO
Swampscott’s Dan Johnson stopped 27 shots Saturday in the Big Blue’s win over Beverly

By SCOT COOPER

It was not the Big Blue hockey team’s prettiest game of the season, according to head coach Gino Faia, but Swampscott will take Saturday’s 6-4 win over Beverly, which moved the team to 15-2-0.

“We hadn’t beaten them since 2009, when we won the division, we were a little sloppy early, but we settled down and played better in the second and third,” Faia said. “We had a good finish. A win is a win and we’ll take the two points and move forward.”

Defenseman Dom Codispoti scored twice and dished out two assists, Mike Johnson had two goals and an assist, and his younger brother Dan Made 27 saves for the Blue.

Zach Elwell and Andrew Dove also scored for Swampscott; winger Steve Santanello had three assists.

The Big Blue will entertain Everett Wednesday night at Salem State.

Marblehead 5 Agawam 1

At Salem State Saturday, the Magicians rolled up five first-period goals and then cruised to the win.

Marblehead can lock up a spot in the tournament with a win or a tie tonight against Winthrop.

“We did some good things, we had a good start, but there are still a few things we can clean up moving forward,” Marblehead coach Bob Jackson said.

Braden Haley scored twice and had two assists, Drew Cioffi had a goal and two assists and James McCarthy had two helpers for the winners. Aidan Gillis and Sam Cioffi also scored goals for Marblehead (9-6-3).

Danvers 4 Gloucester 0

Yegor Bublik was perfect in the net and the Falcons got two scores from Tom Mento en route to the win.

Danvers is now 11-3-2, and in control of its own destiny in the hunt for the Northeastern Conference/North crown.

The Falcons, who also got goals from Nic DiSciullo and Jack Pinho, are ahead of Winthrop by two points for the title, with a potential winner-take-all game set for Wednesday night between the two teams.

The Vikings have a game in hand, and play Marblehead Monday night.

“(It was a) good defensive effort, that was the key, and of course Yegor in the net,” Danvers coach Steve Baldassare said. “We’re in the driver’s seat, and that’s where we want to be heading into the Winthrop game.”

Saugus 5 Revere 4

At Cronin Rink in Revere, the Patriots played a heck of a game on Senior Night in Revere, according to coach Joe Ciccarello, but could not knock off the Sachems.

“We played very well against a good team, they’ve really had our number and blown us out the last few times we played,” Ciccarello said. “Tonight we played hard, made it 3-3, but then they went up (4-3) and got an empty net goal (5-3), we scored to make it 5-4, and were pressing, but couldn’t get the tying goal.”

Mike Goroshko had two goals, Mike Giordano had a goal and two assists, and Jim Pandolfo also scored for the Patriots who fell to 6-9-1. Revere has to win out the remainder of their games to make the playoffs.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Lynn/Winthrop 2 Medford 0

Gretchen Howard picked up another shutout, and she got offensive help early in the game from Katie O’Shea and an Abby Stafford goal on the power play in a 2-0 win over Medford.

Coach Anthony Martucci said the team sagged a little in the second and third after playing a solid first, jumping out in front of the Mustangs by a pair of goals.

“It was a little sloppy in the second and third, thankfully we had a lead and we were able to hang on,” Martucci said. “We have to play better Monday night against Belmont if the weather cooperates and we can play that one.”

Mia Price had a pair of assists for the winners, who improved to 10-4-0.

St. Mary’s 1 Arl. Cath. 1

On Senior Night with the home team recognizing its five seniors (Brittany McPherson, Adara Nazarian, Emily Stephenson, Sarah Ryan and Ashley Wojewodzic), the Spartans tied up Arlington Catholic, 1-1.

Zoe Solomons, the freshman from Saugus, scored 44 seconds into the second period, with an assist from Ryan, to offset a Cougar goal late in the period.

“We played well on both ends of the ice,” Spartans coach Frank Pagliuca said. “We just ran into a very hot goaltender.

“We were able to get a point in the league, and now we have a big game next weekend with Austin Prep for the title,” he said.

The Spartans have a non-league game against Quincy on Wednesday as a tuneup for the game against Austin Prep next Saturday at Essex Tech.

Beverly 1 Masconomet 1

Izzy Primack scored the only goal of the game for the visiting Panthers in a 1-1 tie with Masconomet. Beverly is 14-0-3 with four games left in the regular season.

“They (Masco) always play us tough up there, and yesterday was no different,” Panthers coach Brian Seabury said. “We didn’t play great, their goalie played very well for them, they always seem to give us some trouble no matter where we play them.”

Molly Hamor and Brittany Foster picked up assists on Primack’s goal.

Peabody 4, Oakmont 1

At McVann-O’Keefe Rink in Peabody, the Tanners got another strong game in the net from Abby Buckley.

Carolyn Garofoli had the hat trick and Sammie Mirasolo added the other score to lead the offense.

“We have a tough league game against Medford on Wednesday night,” said coach Michelle Roach. “We’ll have to continue to play with a sense of urgency and make sure we’re doing the little things over the next couple weeks if we want to get to where we want to be.

Marblehead second in swim sectional

By STEVE KRAUSE

The Marblehead girls swimming team finished second in the Massachusetts sectional Saturday at the MIT pool while Bishop Fenwick was 11th, and Peabody finished 12th.

The boys meet, which was supposed to be held Sunday, was cancelled due to the impending storm. It will not be made up. However, after a similar situation happened three years ago, the MIAA established a policy for determining who goes onto next week’s state tournament.

Swimmers and divers who exceeded the fastest sectional qualifying standard will automatically proceed to the states, and divers who achieved one state qualifying score prior to the sectional will also qualify for states.

The medley relay team of Ellie Ronan, Amanda Wager, Grace McGuire and Meagan Hathaway won in 1:49.60. Ronan also won the backstroke in 58.79, which is a school record; and the 200 IM (2:07.62).

Also for the Magicians, Hathaway was third in the 200 free (1:54.76) and second in the 100 fly (59.77.95). Maguire was third in the 200 IM (2:12.96); Wager was second in the 500 free (5:20.15) and third in the 100 breast (1:10.50).

PEABODY

Two new qualifying times for the MIAA State Championship qualifying times were achieved by Millie Teague in the 200 individual medley (16th place) and in the 100 breaststroke (14th place, 1:13.00).  

The State-qualifying 200-yard medley relay team of Cailin Currie, Kirsten Currie, Millie Teague, Cana Teague achieved 10th place (1:58.53), and the same team swam the 200 free relay, also qualifying for states (10th place, 1:47.40).  

Senior Cailin Currie placed 22nd in the 200 IM (2:27.21), and 37th in the 100 fly (1:12.69); also swimming butterfly was Cana Teague (25th place, 1:06.62)  and 100 back  (27th place, 1:07.60).  Kirsten Currie finished seventh in the 100  free (56.95) and eighth in the 200 free (2:03.10).  

Besides the girls qualifiers for MIAA State Championships, Conor McCarthy is advancing to the MIAA Boys State Championships. These swimmers will be competing at girls and boys state championships next weekend at Boston University.

CLASSICAL

Sarah Sirois was eighth in diving with a score of 404.70. Carly Mendonca was ninth in the 50 free (25.60) and ninth in the 100 back (1:02.21).

Also qualifying for sectionals as relay members were Alaina Gridley, Gabriela Marquez and Rachel Brennan.  They swam the 200 free relay and 400 free relay with Mendonca.

BISHOP FENWICK

Catherine Chrisuk was fourth in the 200 IM and 10th in the 100 fly. Sophia Lumino was fifth in the 200 IM and third in the 100 breaststroke.

100 fly placed. 10th.

Senior Connor Christuk will compete in the states, as well the boys relay team.

ENGLISH

Caroline Zuffante was 36th in the 500 free (5:59.520.

Also, the 200 free relay team of Shanel Turnansky, Hannah and Emma Trahant and Kiley Moorehouse) was 23rd in 1:57.28; and the 400 free relay (Turanskey, Zuffante, Moorehouse and Emma Trahant was 25th (4:25.85).

ST. MARY’S

Senior Eve Smith finished ninth in the 200 free and 13th in the 500 free

Freshman Gabbi Marchese finished 14th in the 100 Fly.

“The girls did a really nice job on Saturday,” Spartan coach Michelle Brewster said.

 

Police eye Swampscott man in tire slashings

PHOTO COURTESY OF SWAMPSCOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
This still from surveillance video shows a suspect in a string of tire slashings, Swampscott police said last month.

SWAMPSCOTT A notorious tire slasher may now be in police custody.

Mounir Rhoulam, 39, of Swampscott was arrested on charges of trespassing, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after an early morning foot chase last month by Lynn and Swampscott police.

Following his arrest, police discovered that Rhoulam was already on probation, according to an email from the Swampscott department.

A GPS ankle bracelet put him in the area of five alleged assaults against women near Beach Avenue and Essex Street on the Lynn-Swampscott line, in addition to others in Marblehead and Salem.

Police also believe Rhoulam was in the area of a rash of tire slashings that began in October and ended in January.

A total of 32 people reported their tires slashed in Swampscott alone. There have been no tire slashing incidents in the area since Rhoulam’s arrest Jan. 9.  

Rhoulam has been charged with 22 counts of malicious destruction under $250 and 11 counts of malicious destruction over $250. He is due in Lynn District Court on Feb. 15.

Police: GPS links sex offender to assaults

Police log: 2-11-2017

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

John Banks of 50 Andrews St. was arrested on warrant charges of armed assault and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:19 a.m. Friday.

Mark Daniels, 23, of 48 Saratoga St. was arrested for armed robbery at 1:07 p.m. Friday.

Wallace Jones, 26, of 102 Henry Ave was arrested on warrant charges of armed robbery, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon at 1:32 p.m. Friday.

James McDonald of 6 Granite St., Saugus, was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery at 10:22 p.m. Thursday.

Phillip Ragusa Jr. of 95 Alley St. was arrested on a warrant charge of Class A drug possession at 2:19 p.m. Friday.

Joseph Wilcox, 28, of 33 Spring St. was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting by asportation, shoplifting by concealing merchandise and Class B drug possession at 11:10 a.m. Friday.

Michael Williams, 44, of 23 Bonavesta St. was arrested on a warrant at 2:46 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A motor vehicle accident was reported at 11:15 p.m. at Brightwood Terrace and Essex Street on Thursday;

Assaults

An assault was reported at 12:28 p.m. at Timson Street Friday.

Complaints

A suspicious person was reported at 5:56 p.m. at Boston Street Thursday; a suspicious person was reported at 428 Chatham St. at 6:02 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance was reported at 399 Essex St. at 11:33 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance was reported at 11:34 a.m. at Western Ave

Overdoses

An overdose was reported at 10:01 p.m. at Joyce Street Thursday; an overdose was reported at 8:45 a.m. at Union Street Friday; an overdose was reported at 10:43 a.m. at Spring Street Friday  

Theft

A report of larceny at 49 N. Federal St. #2 at 1:11 p.m. Thursday; a report of larceny at 97 Harwood St. at 12:56 Friday.

Police log: 2-10-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of trash in the street at 8:07 a.m. Thursday at Atlantic Ave; a report of a road blockage due to trees on wires at 12:01 p.m. Thursday at Beacon Street; a report that surfers were surfing too long at 2:10 p.m. Thursday at Devereux Beach; a dispute over snow at 5:34 p.m.;

Accidents  

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:18 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Ave; a report of a car stuck on the side of the road at 4:42 p.m. Thursday at West Shore Drive and Green Street; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:06 p.m. Thursday at Creesy Street; a report of a car stuck on a hill at 6:04 p.m. Thursday at Elm Street; a report of a minor motor vehicle accident at 8:02 p.m. at Washington Street and Pearl Street; a report of a disabled motor vehicle at 10:07 p.m. Thursday at Weston Road.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:43 a.m. Thursday at Lowell Street; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Street and Newbury Street; a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 3:31 p.m. Thursday at Forest Street; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:43 p.m. Thursday at Brooksby Village Drive; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:35 p.m. Thursday at 155 Lowell St.; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:27 a.m. Friday at Andover Street and Violet Road; a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 9:23 a.m. Friday at 256 Andover St.;  

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:24 a.m. Thursday at 286 Newbury Street; a report of harassment at 8:26 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Road; a report of suspicious activity at 10:55 a.m. Thursday at Mount Vernon Street. A caller reported a green trash bag in front of his house with cremation remains.; a report of a disturbance at 2:40 p.m. Thursday at Anthony Road; a report of a neighborhood dispute at 11:51 p.m. Thursday at 22 Andover St. Officers resolved a dispute over snow removal.; a report of a dog complaint at 8:27 a.m. Friday at 32 Clement Ave. The caller complained of excessive barking; a report of a dog complaint at 9:08 a.m. Friday at Benevento Circle; a report of harassment at 9:58 a.m.   

Theft

A report of fraud at 12:29 a.m. Thursday at 57 Newbury Street #301; a report of a possible stolen vehicle at 8:27 a.m. Thursday at 164 Newbury St.


REVERE

Arrests

Daniel P. Morrow, 101 Florence Ave #3 was arrested on a warrant at 7:25 a.m. on Wednesday.

John J. Ciano, 30, of 288 Vane St. was arrested on a warrant at 9:02 a.m. on Wednesday.

Four juveniles were arrested at the Beachmont School for a school disturbance at 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday.

William Deangelo, 37, of 6 Glover Dr. was arrested on a warrant at 1:51 a.m. on Thursday.

Luiz A. Dachuna, 25, of 56 Furness St. was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 3:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Eduardo M. Romero, 18, of 5 Hilltop Ave. in Saugus was arrested on a warrant.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:38 a.m. Wednesday at Argent Street and Newhall Street; at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday at Reservoir Ave; at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday at Fenley Street; at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday at Bellingham Ave; at 7:05 Wednesday at Liberty Ave; at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Cushman Ave; at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Newhall Street and Fenley Street; at at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway; at 8:20 a.m. Thursday on North Shore Road; at 12:08 p.m. Thursday on the American Legion Highway; at 12:40 p.m. Thursday on Grover Street and Orvis Road; at 1:01 p.m. Thursday on Patriot Parkway and Squire Road; at 2:49 p.m. Thursday on the Lee Burbank Highway; at 7:01 p.m. Thursday on Everett Street; at 7:36 p.m. Thursday on Fenno Street; at 8:34 p.m. Thursday on Park Ave; at 10:17 p.m. Thursday on Pearl Ave and Summer Street.

Breaking and Entering

A past breaking and entering was reported at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Street.  

Complaints

A report of a loud stereo disturbance at 12:15 a.m. Thursday at Prospect Ave; a report of suspicious activity 6:22 a.m. Thursday at Furlong Drive; a report of a complaint at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at North Shore Road; a report of a disturbance at 10:26 a.m. Thursday at Centennial Ave; a report of a disturbance at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Shirley Ave; a report of a complaint at 12:19 p.m. Thursday at Broadway; a report of an unwanted person at 2:07 p.m. Thursday at Walnut Ave; a report of suspicious activity at 5:18 p.m. at Standish Road and Curtis Road; a report of fraud at 5:58 p.m. at Bennington Street; a report of suspicious activity at 6:19 p.m. at Beach Street; a report of a disturbance at 8:36 p.m. Thursday at Lantern Road; a report of a disturbance at 9:26 p.m. Thursday at Vera Street.

Theft

A report of larceny at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway; a report of larceny at 8:31 p.m. at Central Ave; A report of shoplifting at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway; a report of larceny at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at Revere Beach Parkway; a report of larceny at 10:40 a.m. Thursday at Cooledge Street; a report of past shoplifting at 11:12 a.m. Thursday at the VFW Parkway.

 

Abramsons ready for ‘amazing’ spelling bee

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Mary and Joel Abramson have been involved with the spelling bee for years.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SWAMPSCOTT — Joel and Mary Abramson, corporate sponsors of the Daily Item’s Regional Spelling Bee, take pride in encouraging literacy.

“We had never been to a spelling bee. After our first event, we realized you kind of get hooked,” said Mary. “It’s an amazing event — It’s a real family event. It’s heartwarming to see how invested, not only the children are, but their parents are.”

The 32nd annual competition will be March 10 at Lynn City Hall Auditorium. Candidates include 54 champions from local schools in grades three through eight.

The winner of The Item’s regional bee will move on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May, a trip that’s paid for by the Abramsons and their Marblehead-based travel agency, Flagship Travel.

It includes roundtrip airfare for two, lodging, food and $400 in spending money. Joel estimates that it’s a $4,000 value.

The sponsors for the fourth year in a row also purchase $10 gift cards to Barnes & Noble for each of the participants. The first-place champion will take home a $100 gift card, second and third place will snag a $50 and $25 voucher for the book store. Each of the finalists will also receive a dictionary.

The couple picks up the costs for mailings to schools and food and beverages at the bee.

“We’ve always tried to support as many educational events as we can,” said Joel. “We’re both readers and we’re just concerned that kids are relying too much on spell check and Google to get their information. We thought we could utilize our marketing skills and passion for reading.”

Joel and Mary consider themselves ingrained in the community. Joel serves on the Board of Trustees for KIPP Academy in Lynn. Mary grew up in Beverly and Joel in Lynn. They have lived in Swampscott, where they raised their son Benjamin, for 40 years. Flagship Travel has been in Marblehead since its inception in 1983. They’ve raised money to support their neighbors going through hardships and enjoy watching local children grow.

They followed former Marblehead competitors Amber Born and Mitchell Robson. Born was the first Item contestant to make it to the final round. She took four trips to the national competition and placed fourth in 2013.  

Born went on to coach last year’s winner, Mitchell Robson, who secured seventh place in his final of three consecutive trips to the Scripps bee. To secure his spot at the national competition, Robson went head to head with third-grader Ashrita Gandhari from the St. Michael’s School in North Andover for more than four hours and 400 words. A tie breaker held a week later lasted an additional 115 rounds.

Robson has aged out of the competition but his younger brother Will Robson will compete this year, said Joel.

Joel said the bee has grown from 20 participating schools to more than 50 in the past four years. The couple prides themselves on creating a buzz about the bee and helping to keep it fun.

“We’re not going to change the world or build a new high school, but we can do this,” said Mary.

Lynn firefighters settle on contract


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

Police log: 2-10-2017

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

Franklin Evans, 33, of 7 Temple St., Cambridge, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and Class B drug possession at 11:01 a.m. Thursday.

Adam Lewis, of 11 Willard St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrant charges of no inspection/sticker and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Conomo Avenue; at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday at Day Street and Lynnway; at 7:26 p.m. Wednesday at Essex Street and Silver Lake Place; at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday on Exchange Street; at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday at Essex and High streets; at 11:13 a.m. Thursday at 255 Blossom St. Extension; at 12:34 p.m. Thursday on Federal Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:24 a.m. Thursday at 42 Linden St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday on Orchard Street; at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday on Chatham Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday on Western Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday at 49 Hanover St.; at 5:41 a.m. Thursday at 139 Western Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:53 p.m. Wednesday at Summer Street and Western Avenue; at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday at 8 Joyce St.; at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday at 185 N Common St.; at 12:17 a.m. Thursday at 37 Witt St.; at 6:46 a.m. Thursday at 30 Parkland Ave.; at 6:48 a.m. Thursday at 8 Joyce St.; at 9:16 a.m. Thursday at 77 Grant St.; at 9:19 a.m. Thursday at 95 Neptune St.; at 11:10 a.m. Thursday at 28 Lewis St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday at O’Reilly Auto Parts at 599 Lynnway; at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Apple Blossom Lane; at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday at Shaw’s at 43 State St.; at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at St Jean’s Credit Union at 250 Maple St.; at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday at 83 Memorial Park Ave.; at 7:52 a.m. Thursday at 18 Richard St.

A report of a robbery at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday at Harwood Street and Western Avenue.

Police log: 2-9-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a truck hitting a guardrail at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday on Bayview Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:46 p.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Street and Sevinor Road; at 6:51 p.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Street and Clifton Avenue.

Complaints

A report of fireworks at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported two people throwing fireworks from Castle Rock towards the Castle.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at 8 ½ Mt Vernon St. A caller reported someone damaged their front gate while they were out earlier in the day. Police reported a pickup truck struck the gate/wall; at 9:43 a.m. Thursday at Lowell Street and Route 128 North. A woman was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday at 71 Dodge St.; at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday at Municipal Parking Lot on Central Street; at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Fountain St. A caller reported a disturbance between two dog owners after two large dogs attacked a smaller dog; at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday at 108 Tremont St.; at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday at 108 Tremont St.; at 12:24 a.m. Thursday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St. A caller reported the sound of possible gunshots in the area.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 7:59 p.m. Wednesday at Gaeta Enterprises at 14 Newbury St. Staff reported a man in a gray BMW appeared to be intoxicated and was urinating in the parking lot.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:55 a.m. Thursday at 36 Mt Vernon St. A caller reported a green trash bag in front of his house with a box of cremation remains. Saugus Police were asked to make a notification to a family member. Family members no longer reside there.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 8:27 a.m. Thursday at Logan Express at 164 Newbury St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Mulberry Drive. Police received a report from a man who stated a vehicle drove onto his property and damaged his hedges. Police reported minor damage to one of the shrubs.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:14 a.m. Wednesday at 509 Humphrey St.; at 6:29 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Foster Road; at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday at Danvers Road and Essex Street; at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Street and Stanley Road; at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday at 67 Walnut Road; at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday at 40 Roy St.; at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday at Burrill Street and Paradise Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday at 450 Paradise Road.

Talking about Trump in Marblehead

PHOTO BY NICOLE GOODHUE BOYD
Jonathan Heins, 13, listens during a Norma Marks Shribman Memorial Town Hall gathering at Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead. He is the grandson of panelist, Michael Harrington.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

MARBLEHEAD President Donald Trump’s rise to power was the focus of Wednesday night’s panel discussion which brought more than 200 spectators to Temple Emanu-El.

“Many people feel like the political system was offering them nothing, and, in my opinion, had some pretty legitimate grievances with that,” said James M. Shannon, former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts who later served as the Massachusetts attorney general. “We just have to acknowledge that a lot of people have been left behind, have been threatened, have had stagnant wages or wages that have declined. I think we have to have a little more respect for the people who voted for Donald Trump than we tend to have around here.”

The event was held in memory of Norma Marks Shribman, who had a special interest in current affairs, and sponsored by her children; David Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Jeffrey Shribman of Marblehead; Peter Shribman of Swampscott; and Cindy Liptrop of Marblehead.

David Shribman formerly worked as the Washington bureau chief for The Boston Globe, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1995. A Salem native, he also spent time as a reporter with the Salem News.

He said his mother loved a crowd and would have been pleased with the size of the audience.

Shannon was among four panelists chosen because of their role as prominent observers of the political scene.

He sat beside Mickey Edwards, a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma and former John Quincy Adams lecturer in politics at Harvard University; Katherine Seelye, New England bureau chief for The New York Times, who has been with the Times since 1994 and covered six presidential elections; and Michael J. Harrington, former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, who won a special election in 1969 and was elected to four full terms as a congressman.

Shannon also expressed disappointment in U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, whom he said he expected more from. Instead, he said, Mattis stood beside Trump with a smile on his face while he signed executive orders that don’t align with what the country stands for.

Edwards agreed, adding he was equally concerned with the people Trump has on the White House staff.

Kellyanne (Conway), when she was Kellyanne Fitzpatrick, would come speak to my class when I was teaching at Harvard and she’s smart but her ideas are bad,” Edwards said.

Seelye said that while covering a primary in New Hampshire last year, she kept thinking that one thing after another would surely be the remark or action that would eliminate him from the presidential race.

“I kept thinking no candidate could get away with saying something like this or doing something like this,” she said. “In a way, I’m just as dumbfounded as I was a year ago.”

The change in administration has brought many added challenges to the media, she said. Her staff has to be extra conscious of remaining impartial.

“It’s a challenge every day in multiple ways one is this question of lies whether you call something that is blatantly untrue a lie,” she said.

According to the dictionary, a lie is only a lie if it was intended to be untrue, she said.

“This is just one of 5 million decisions going on in newsrooms today on how to deal with this phenomenon,” Seelye said.

Swampscott grapples with education spending


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

Coming attractions

COURTESY PHOTO

Bill Staines will perform at the me & thee coffeehouse.

Bill Staines at me & thee

MARBLEHEAD — Folk Legacy Month at the me & thee continues with the appearance of Bill Staines tomorrow night. Staines has performed on the coffeehouse stage every year since it began in 1970. Quentin Callewaert opens the show at 8 p.m. The me & thee coffee house is at the Unitarian Universalist Church on 28 Mugford St. in Marblehead.

Staines became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960s and for a time emceed the Sunday Hootenanny at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge. He performs nearly 200 concerts a year and drives some 65,000 miles annually. He has recorded 26 albums and many of his songs have appeared in grade school music books, church hymnals and scouting campfire songbooks.

Callewaert has been on the music scene for only a few years but he’s making a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around — and the Byfield resident is still in high school. Quentin plays a combination of classical, traditional, contemporary and popular material as well as his own finely crafted original compositions.

The door charge for this show is $20. Tickets are available at the me & thee website at www.meandthee.org.

Bite into the Big Apple with a weekend away

Sculpture exhibit

LYNN Mary Spitzer, a sculptor based at the Lydia Pinkham Building, will exhibit some of her work at Christopher’s Cafe, 2 Lewis St., through March 4. The restaurant is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

‘Artful Prose’

LYNN North Shore Community College and the Lynn Museum are collaborating on two Black History Month programs. “Artful Prose: A Spoken Word Event” will occupy the LynnArts Gallery tonight from 6-8 p.m. A festive “Harlem Renaissance Gala” will follow at Lynn Museum on Feb. 23.

The Lynn High School Jazz Band is expected to perform at the gala. Boston-based actor Alan White will recite poems and stories from the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural, social and artistic explosion that revitalized Harlem, N.Y., in the 1920s.

The “Artful Prose” night is an open mic, spoken word showcase. Everyone is invited to participate and all will be given up to three minutes to share their talent. The subject matter need not be related to Black History Month.

Both events are free and open to all

To perform at “Artful Prose,” sign up here: https://goo.gl/xh5kIY. To attend, use this link: https://goo.gl/kkSQ4G.

For free tickets to the gala, use this link: https://goo.gl/cfNFAH

‘Love Letters’

PEABODY — Northeast Arc, a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with disabilities become full participants in the community, will host “Love Letters” at the ArcWorks Community Art Center tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the performance benefit Arc’s planned construction of a Black Box Theater at ArcWorks.

“Love Letters” is the story of a man and a woman whose friendship spans 50 years, during which, despite making different choices and taking different paths, they share a bond that cannot be broken. Starring in the production are John Archer of Danvers and Anne Marilyn Lucas of Marblehead. It is being directed by Aimee Oliver of Wenham.

Tickets, $25, can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/ArcLoveLetters or by calling Pam Silva at 978-624-2403. For additional information visit www.facebook.com/ArcWorksCommunityArtCenter.

‘Thomas Spencer: Salem Abolitionist’

SALEMHistorical Interpreter and storyteller Merrill Kohlhofer will present “Thomas Spencer: Salem Abolitionist,” a program about the anti-slavery effort in the port city of Salem, tonight at National Park Service Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For additional information, call 978-740-1650.

The Gift of Song

SWAMPSCOTT — The First Church in Swampscott will present “The Gift of Song: Voices of Black America” on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary at 40 Monument Ave. The gifted musicians and actors in this program include baritone Robert Honeysucker, internationally renowned opera and concert singer; reader Samuel Martinborough, performer and theater educator; tenor Antanas Meilus; soprano Kynesha Patterson; organist Andrew Soll; and pianist and artistic director Beverly Soll. An interfaith choir will also participate in the performance. The concert is free and open to the public; free-will donations will be accepted. For more information, call 781-592-6081 or visit thefirstchurch.org.

Police log: 2-9-2017

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

Angel Avelino, 24, of 526 Western Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing and on warrant charges of two counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and larceny at 3:02 p.m. Wednesday.

Christian Castillo, 22, of 1 Goldburg Road, Peabody, was arrested and charged with trespassing and violation of the city knife ordinance and on a warrant charge of juror failure to attend at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday.

Ruth Delacruz was arrested on warrant charges of receiving stolen property, assault and battery, larceny, trespassing and shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday.

Derek Duval, of 90 Ford St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday.

Jose Machado, 24, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession, violation of the city knife ordinance and trespassing at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Japhal Perez, 27, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant and Tremont streets; at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday at 102 Boston St.; at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Laundry at 188 Essex St.; at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday at 47 Cliff St.; at 5:49 a.m. Wednesday at 538 Walnut St.; at 5:58 a.m. Wednesday at 38 Atkinson St.; at 6:03 a.m. Wednesday at 70 Den Quarry Road; at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday at Green and Violet streets; at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday at Huss Court and South Common Street; at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Virginia Terrace; at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday at 67 Parkland Ave.; at 6:14 a.m. Wednesday Carlton and Cook streets; at 6:16 a.m. Wednesday at 51 Manson St.; at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday at 28 Sunnyside Road; at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday at Allen Avenue and Cook Street; at 6:32 a.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Virginia Terrace; at 6:33 a.m. Wednesday on Acorn Street; at 6:34 a.m. Wednesday at 200 Linwood St.; at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at 141 Den Quarry Road; at 6:36 a.m. Wednesday at 38 Grant St.; at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday at 70 Granite St.; at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday at Atkinson and Woodlawn streets; at 6:44 a.m. Wednesday at Grant and Rockingham streets; at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at Broad and Portland streets; at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday at Brookline Street and Eastern Avenue; at 6:49 a.m. Wednesday at Cook and Hollingsworth streets; at 6:53 a.m. Wednesday at 4 Westview Road; at 6:57 a.m. Wednesday at 60 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 6:57 a.m. Wednesday at 11 Hudson St.; at 7 a.m. Wednesday at 51 Atkinson St.; at 7:01 a.m. Wednesday at Bellevue Road and Lovers Leap Avenue; at 7:01 a.m. Wednesday at 67 Grant St.; at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday at Dungeon and Parkland avenues; at 7:11 a.m. Wednesday at North Franklin Street and Northern Avenue; at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday at 64 Adams St.; at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday at 190 Allen Ave.; at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at 58 Coolidge Road; at 7:16 a.m. Wednesday at Bellevue Road and Woodlawn Street; at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Street Extension and Tracy Avenue; at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday at 64 Jefferson St.; at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday at 26 Oneida St.; at 7:33 a.m. Wednesday at 104 Parkland Ave.; at 7:33 a.m. Wednesday at Euclid Avenue and Wentworth Place; at 7:34 a.m. Wednesday  at Allen Avenue and Apple Street; at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday at Hutchinsons Court; at 7:36 a.m. Wednesday at 116 Bay View Ave.; at 7:41 a.m. Wednesday at Beacon Hill and Beede avenues; at 7:43 a.m. Wednesday at 51 Manson St.; at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday on Burdett Road; at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday on Hesper Street; at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday at Graves and Western avenues; at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at 26 Myrtle St.; at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Brookvale St.; at 7:56 a.m. Wednesday on Marion Street; at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Brookvale St.; at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at 70 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday at 37 Wentworth Place; at 8:38 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Street Extension and Tracy Avenue; at 8:59 a.m. Wednesday at 63 Autumn St.; at 9 a.m. Wednesday on Dungeon Avenue; at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday at 46 Coolidge Road; at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday at Cook and Grant streets; at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday at 35 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday at Bay View and Western avenues; at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday at Atkinson and Walnut streets; at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at 63 Autumn St.; at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Street Extension and Tracy Avenue; at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at 74 Chestnut St.; at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday at 57 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 12 p.m. Wednesday at 108 Bay View Ave.; at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday at 126 Grant Road; at 12:16 p.m. Wednesday at 67 Grant St.; at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Street and Western Avenue; at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Boston St.; at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Henry Ave.; at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday at 98 Marianna St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday at Capitol Diner at 431 Union St.; at 6 a.m. Wednesday at Bennett and Commercial streets; at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday at 35 Lovers Leap Ave.; at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday on Market Square.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday at 56 Ingalls St.; at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday at 7 Rantoul Ave.; at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday at 37 Green St.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday North Common and Whiting streets; at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday on Allen Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 12:56 p.m. Wednesday on Brookline Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at 18 Linton Road; at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday at 9 Story Ave.; at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday at 18 Linton Road; at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Tarmey Lane.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:02 p.m. Tuesday on Buffum Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday at 51 Memorial Park Ave.; at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday at 77 Greenwood Ave.; at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday at 119 Lewis St.; at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at 80 Washington St.; at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday on Oxford Street.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday on Kingsley Terrace.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday at Dollar Tree at 102 Boston St.; at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 11 a.m. Wednesday at CVS at 509 Eastern Ave.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:21 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Farrar St.

Police log: 2-8-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A caller reported he slid on the ice while driving his car and hit a pole at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday on Rolleston Road. He wanted no response, but an officer was sent to check the police. An officer reported the pole was possibly moved slightly.

Complaints

A report of a needle on the beach at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue. A woman reported she was on Riverhead Beach with her kids and saw a needle. She didn’t want her kids to see it, so she kicked sand over it. She stated the needle was somewhere on the left, you are going down the boat ramp.

A caller complained about construction starting too early at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on Wallace Road. He claims it started at 6:25 a.m. or so. Police reported no one was on scene.


NAHANT

Arrests

Frederick Page, 38, of 45 Edward St., East Boston, was arrested on warrants at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:41 a.m. Wednesday on Castle Road; at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday on Lennox Road; at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday on Lennox Road.


PEABODY

Arrests

Kevin J. Karakoudas, 28, of 29 Paleologos St., Apt. 2, was arrested on warrants at 2:14 pm. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:52 a.m. Wednesday at 245 Lowell St. Police reported a single car accident into the fence of the property; at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at 0 Bartholomew St. and 378 Lynnfield St.; at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Lynnfield St. A two car accident with injuries was reported. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital; at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service at 175 Washington St.; at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Washington St. and 101 Main St. A car crash into a telephone pole was reported; at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Margin St. and 93 Gardner St. A car crash into a parked car was reported; at 6:22 a.m. Wednesday at 2 King St. and 136 Lowell St.; at 6:49 a.m. Wednesday on Overlea Avenue; at 6:57 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Main St.; at 7:04 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Margin St. and 93 Gardner St.; at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday at 7 Russell St. and 42 Murray St.; at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Longwood Ave. and 6 Elaine Ave.; at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday at 260 Washington St. and 2 Hourihan St. A two-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital. Both vehicles were towed; at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Forest St. and 220 Lowell St.; at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Howley St. and 192 Main St.; at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Pinecrest Ave. and 193 Winona St.; at 8:14 a.m. Wednesday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St. A plow into a parked car was reported; at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday at 36 Aborn St. and 39 Pleasant St. A car into a pole was reported; at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday at 16 Holten St. and 8 Sewall St.; at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday at 22 Spring St. and 20 Park St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:54 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Collins St. Gilmar F. Estorque, 44, of 65 Mason St., Apt. 2, Salem, was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday on Goodale Street.

Complaints

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Bourbon St. A caller was upset that her neighbors’ children were making noise while playing.

The department of public works reported a male resident throwing snow into the street and yelling at the plow operator at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday at Emerson and Perkins streets. An officer checked the area, but could not locate anyone shoveling snow into the street.

A report of a disturbance at 7:54 p.m. Tuesday at Beverly Hospital at 65 Prospect St. Police received a report of cars doing “donuts” in the parking lot. Police reported the youths were sent on their way.

Vandalism

A report of property damaged by a snow plow at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at 3 Hilltop Drive. An officer reported the city plow driver struck the mailbox at the residence and damaged it.  


REVERE

Arrests

Matthew J. Sutherland, 43, of 45 Gore Road, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, larceny and on a warrant at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday at New Revere Police Station at Walnut and Shirley avenues; at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday at Beach and Harris streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday at North Shore and Eliot roads; at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 6 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle; at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday on Beach Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday on Barrett Street; at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday on Garfield Avenue; at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday at Revere High School on School Street; at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday on Larkin Street; at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday on Cecilian Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Beach Parkway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Ballard St. and 82 Lincoln Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday at 9 School St. A caller reported a car into a house. Police reported the car struck the fence, not the house; at 6:01 a.m. Wednesday on Johnson Street. The fire captain reported a car into a pole. The driver was the sole occupant and had to get out by the passenger side of the vehicle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Street and Broadway; at 2:39 a.m. Wednesday on Fox Hill Bridge; at 5:43 a.m. Wednesday on King Street. A caller reported a car striking a fence at the bottom of the hill. Police reported there was no vehicle in the area and no description of it was given; at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Avenue and Sunnyside Park. A caller reported his vehicle struck a parked car due to icy conditions; at 6:52 a.m. Wednesday at 18R Smith Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at 47 Evergreen St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald’s at 127 Broadway. An employee reported a customer comes in every day, creates a large mess and then leaves.

A report of property damage at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Orchard Ave. A caller reported a youth drove over his lawn and damaged some of his property. Police responded as the person’s car was stuck in the bushes.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:27 a.m. Tuesday at Dragon Island Restaurant at 44 Hamilton St.; at 11:33 p.m. Tuesday at Holiday Inn Express at 999 Broadway. A caller reported her “Michael Kors” purse was taken from the front lobby.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:16 a.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street; at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday at 450 Paradise Road; at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday on Danvers Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:43 p.m Tuesday at Swampscott Middle School at 207 Forest Ave.

Police log: 2-8-2017

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

Liz Garcia, 41, of 72 Mall St., was arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee and heroin possession at 2:08 a.m. Tuesday.

Joanna Lugo, 42, of 72 Mall St., was arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee at 2:07 a.m. Tuesday.

Jared Papadimitriou, of 2 Hart St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery and larceny at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:14 p.m. Monday at Broad and Exchange streets; at 3:09 p.m. Monday at 70 Hanover St.; at 4:49 p.m. Monday at Henry Avenue and Washington Street; at 5:41 p.m. Monday at Laighton Street and Lawton Avenue; at 9:30 am. Tuesday at 38 Estes St.; at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday at 502 Western Ave.; at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday at 678 Lynnfield St.; at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday at 269 Union St.; at 11:16 a.m. Tuesday at 212 Boston St.; at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday at 21 Stanwood St.; at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at 76 Grover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:06 p.m. Monday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday at Essex and Empire streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:23 p.m. Monday on Neptune Boulevard.

A report of an assault at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on Essex Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday at 269 Union St.; at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday at 35 Washington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:39 p.m. Monday on City Hall Square; at 4:14 p.m. Monday at 30 Surfside Road; at 5:38 p.m. Monday at 25 State St.; at 6:18 p.m. Monday at 102 Henry Ave.; at 7:01 p.m. Monday at 89 Liberty St.; at 9:09 p.m. Monday at 137 Broad St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:58 a.m. Tuesday at 13 Park St.; at 9:21 a.m. Tuesday at 7 Liberty Square; at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Light St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:01 p.m. Monday at 376 Washington St.

Police log: 2-7-2017


LYNNFIELD

Arrests

Crystal Ulchak, 33, of 4 Old Wood Road, was arrested on a warrant at 11:40 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:47 p.m. Friday on King Rail Drive; at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at 807 Salem St. and 5 Canterbury Road; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Donovan’s Liquor at 449 N Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:21 p.m. Saturday at 580 S Broadway. One person was taken to Union Hospital.

Fire

A report of a brush fire on the side of the house at 3:07 p.m. Sunday at 15 Cider Mill Road

A report of a brush fire at 3:33 p.m. Monday at 20 Stanley Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:33 p.m. Friday at Herb Chambers Cadillac at 395 N Broadway.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:59 p.m. Monday on Smith Street.

Complaints

A caller reported her vehicle was egged by kids the previous night at 10:24 a.m. Monday on Elm Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 6:51 p.m. Monday on State Street. A caller reported that someone was “peering” into his yard and found it suspicious. The man was driving a truck and drove off towards the water. The man told police he was working at 92 Washington and was checking a small easement between properties to make sure nothing was left behind.

Fire

A report of heavy smoke from the chimney at 10:50 a.m. Monday on Kenneth Road. Multiple callers reported heavy smoke from a house and chimney.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:05 p.m. Monday at 1 Summit St. and 0 Christina Drive; at 4:47 p.m. Monday at 121 Winona St.; at 7:06 p.m. Monday at 128 Underpass on Lowell Street; at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Sparrow Lane and 117 Central St.; at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday at 82 Lowell St. and 2 Perkins St.; at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday on Forest Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:12 p.m. Monday at Latitude Sports Club at 194 Newbury St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday on Paleologos Street. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday at Center School at 18 Irving St.


REVERE

Arrests

Joseph M. Dellorfano, 44, of 60 Cecilian Ave., was arrested and charged with uttering a counterfeit note, larceny from person, identity fraud, trespassing and on warrants at 4:44 p.m. Monday.

Krunalkumar J. Patel, 31, of 337 Paris St., East Boston, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 6:48 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7 a.m. Monday on Copeland Circle; at 8:17 a.m. Monday at Bob’s Discount on Ferragamo Way; at 8:23 a.m. Monday on Broadway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 3:47 a.m. Monday on Beach Street. Janine M. Proia, 22, of 82 Undine Ave., Winthrop, was summoned for assault and battery.

A report of an assault at 10:59 a.m. Monday on School Street; at 7:55 p.m. Monday on Rever Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:36 a.m. Monday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street; at 4:39 p.m. Monday at Rumney Flats on Ward Street; at 7:23 p.m. Monday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street.

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:12 p.m. Monday at Cinco De Mayo on Centennial Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:43 a.m. Monday on Walnut Place; at 7:59 p.m. Monday on Sears Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 6:53 p.m. Monday on Pearl Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:10 a.m. Monday on Park Avenue; at 2:53 p.m. Monday on Freeman Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Justina ML Boyce was arrested on a warrant at 4:34 p.m. Monday.

Anthony Martinez, of 39 Boylston St., Boston, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest at 5:27 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:37 a.m. Monday at 386 Lincoln Ave. A man was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital. A woman was taken to Salem Hospital. The fire captain reported a two car accident, head on collision; at 3:42 p.m. Monday at Gas Station on Sunnyside Park.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:08 p.m. Monday at Home Depot at 564 Broadway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife) at 5:27 p.m. Monday on Broadway. Anthony Martinez, of 39 Boylston St., Boston, was arrested.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday at 49-50 Evergreen St.; at 6:56 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Evergreen St. A man reported his car was broken into and items were stolen.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:58 p.m. Monday at Laurel Towers; at 6:38 p.m. Monday at Bridgewell at 17 Seagirt Ave. A caller reported she was struck in the head three times by another resident of the home. Police reported there may have been no assault and the administrative staff was instructed to follow up in the morning; at 11 p.m. Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 1204 Broadway; at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bed Bath and Beyond at 367 Broadway.

Theft

A report of an armed robbery at 11:06 p.m. Monday at Red Roof Inn at 920 Broadway. An employee at the front desk reported receiving a call from a man inside one of the rooms who stated he was assaulted. Police reported the man was a victim of an armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. The only footage available was of a man, about 6 feet tall, 250 pounds and with a muscular build. His iPhone was stolen and he was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.


SWAMPSCOTT

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:04 a.m. Monday at 51 Essex St.

Locals celebrate Super Bowl win at Patriots parade

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Owen Doherty and his mother Mary of Lynnfield waiting in the snow for the parade.

By STEVE KRAUSE 

BOSTON — Steve Ahern of Revere stood under a tree, watching curiously as the scene in Government Center unfolded before him.

The snow was flying and the people were celebrating, waiting for the duck boats escorting the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots to come down Tremont Street.

“Is that keeping you dry?” Ahern was asked.

“I want to think so,” he answered.

Like many people who braved the cold and wet weather Tuesday to come into Boston for the parade, Ahern not only watched Sunday’s 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons, but he was sure they’d pull the game out.

“Everyone was freaking out at halftime,” he said of the people with whom he was watching the game, “but I kept telling them that they’re a second-half team, that they’d be all right.”

Mary Doherty of Lynnfield wasn’t so confident. She had already hoisted her son, Owen, onto the top of a mailbox on Tremont Street so he could get a better view, and began explaining how she came to see the ending of Sunday’s shocking victory.

“I was at my brother’s,” she said, “and I was ready to go home. It was 28-3, and I said this is it. They’re not going to win.”

She said she was getting ready to go home because “it was a school night,” when she heard cheering from the other room. So, she went back in, and watched the rest of the game.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

The majority of Lynn-area residents who sloshed their way into Boston say they were on board with the idea of a Patriots comeback.

“I never lost faith,” said Elsie Palmieri of Saugus. “Some of the people I was watching the game with did, though.”

Of course, she said, seeing Julian Edelman’s “miraculous catch” in which he picked the ball from between the legs of a defender and hung onto it cemented her confidence.

“That’s probably my lasting memory of the game,” she said.

Tom Colbert of Peabody called that “our David Tyree catch,” referring to the New York Giants’ receiver who came up with an improbable reception, balancing the ball of his helmet, in the 2008 Super Bowl in which the Patriots had their perfect season spoiled.

“That was the most exciting game I have ever seen,” he said. “I never lost faith. I never thought it was over. Not with that team.”

For Lynn’s Luis Pineiros, the game even had more significance.

“It was my 35th birthday Sunday,” said Pineiros, who had 30 people at his house watching. “That was some kind of present. Kids who were watching that game should learn never to give up.”

E.J. Carlson, who coaches an East Lynn Pop Warner team, admits his faith was wavering a little.

“I shut off the TV for about five or 10 minutes when it got to be 28-3,” he said. “But I turned it back on again.”
He was in a distinct minority among the people with whom he rode in from Wonderland.

“Not me,” said Rob McLennan of Lynn. “But I prayed throughout the whole game that they would do it, and stick it in Roger Goodell’s face.”

Still, said Suzanne Perry of Lynn, “it was a nailbiter. Amazing. That was definitely one for the books.”

And about the boos Goodell received as he presented the Vince Lombardi trophy to Patriots owner Robert Kraft?

“I was laughing,” said Alexandra Hernandez. “He deserved it.”

On the other hand, said Colbert, “I thought Brady handled the whole Goodell thing with class.”

Carlson is convinced quarterback Tom Brady can play for “three to five more seasons if he wants to. He has it in him. Brady is it!”

Though not every school in the area cancelled classes so students could attend the rally, Bishop Fenwick did.

Not so in Marblehead. A group of people, some of them students, were seen getting ready to board the train at Wonderland, but they were hesitant about getting their pictures taken.

“I don’t know if we should,” said the mother. “Some of these kids are truants today.”