Marblehead

Marblehead addiction fighters ask ‘If Only’

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEAD Marblehead will be showing a short film highlighting the dangers of prescription drug and opioid misuse and abuse next Tuesday.

The short film, “If Only,” will be shown at the Marblehead Veterans Middle School Performing Arts Center on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The film was donated to the town by the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for inner city youth, and will be introduced by James Wahlberg, executive director.

The screening will encourage the safe use and disposal of drugs to keep them out of the hands of children. The film will be followed by an interactive discussion about drug use and addiction, featuring a panel of local experts.

Andrew Petty, Marblehead health director, said he’ll be part of the panel with Maureen Cavanagh, founder and president of Magnolia New Beginnings, Kristin Fraher, of the Essex County District Attorney’s office, a person in recovery, someone who’s lost a child to addiction, and Michael Duggan, founder of Wicked Sober.

Petty said the panel will talk about recovery, including how hard it is, how long it really takes and the pain people go through after losing a child. He said addiction is easier if it can be open and talked about, rather than people who are struggling and holding everything in. The discussion will also provide information on where to find a detox bed and where people can turn to for help.

“It’s hitting Massachusetts really hard, so there isn’t always a bed available,” Petty said. “It’s really important to get people into treatment as soon as possible.”

Marblehead Police Chief Robert Picariello said the panel discussion will focus on the opioid crisis. Questions will also be taken from the audience.

Picariello said there were 26 opioid overdoses in 2016 by 21 people. Four of those overdoses were fatal. The average age of victims was 33 years old. To contrast, in 2015, he said the department had three reported overdoses. This month, there have been two overdoses.

Picariello said the fatalities appear to be from heroin, but the overdoses are from a large family of opioids.

“We definitely saw an increase in 2016,” Picariello said. “It’s hard to tell what’s going to happen in 2017. The opioid working group in town is an effort to raise awareness and try to provide access to resources to prevent it from going up … My hope is that it will go down. I don’t know if that will happen though.”

The police chief said the decision to show the film grew out of the opioid working group, which is represented by all of the key town departments. He said the screening is another effort to raise public awareness. A big focus of the group, Picariello said, is to start a conversation about the opioid crisis and make residents realize that it’s not something that’s only happening somewhere else.

“It’s happening in Marblehead,” he said.

What usually happens, Petty said, is people start on prescription drugs after an accident or injury and get addicted. He said they find that opioid prescriptions are expensive and harder to get, so people eventually turn to heroin, which is much cheaper.

“In this area, we’re seeing a lot of heroin that is laced with fentanyl, (which) causes an overdose when people think they’re just taking opioids,” Petty said.

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

Prepping for a knockout punch to cancer

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“My favorite picture of myself,” Marblehead Firefighter Matthew Christensen writes on Instagram. 

By DAVID WILSON

MARBLEHEAD — Cancer has a new foe.

He’s served in the Army. He’s a Marblehead firefighter. And he’s a father of three.

At 5 feet 10 inches and 160 pounds, Matthew Christensen is just four months away from the Haymakers for Hope charity boxing event at the House of Blues in Boston.

Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to “literally fight” for a cure. According to their website, they have helped raise almost $6 million since 2009. Money raised goes toward cancer research.

“You can’t talk to anyone who hasn’t known someone personally, or an acquaintance, who hasn’t been impacted by cancer,” Christensen said.

Christensen, 33, knows from experience. His mother battled breast cancer twice. She just had her follow-up appointment Wednesday, he said.

His grandmother died from lung cancer. A friend lost his sister to cancer last year.

So Christensen wants to fight. But he needs help getting into the ring on May 18. He needs to raise $5,000 to box. As of Wednesday night, he’s at $1,705.

But Christensen isn’t looking at the $5,000 minimum as a finish line: “I’m shooting to completely smoke that minimum,” he said. He wants to raise as much as he can.

He’s already received 14 donations, most from friends and family. There’s one anonymous donation for $100; Christensen has no idea who it is from. He wishes he could thank them.

But he’s going to fight for them. “I’ve done half-marathons; I run almost every day; I can skip rope for 20 minutes without stopping, but nothing compares to fighting,” Christensen said.

Christensen trains with coach Eric Kane at a facility in Salem. He said Kane tells him, “There is no way to build up your fighting conditioning other than fighting.”

So Christensen is giving it his all. And come his match, in front of thousands, he’s going to win, he said.

“If I lose, it’s not because my opponent out-trained me,” he said.

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).

Mitt work @hurrikane47 #box #boxer #boxing #fighttosurvive #mittwork #backtobasics #babysteps

A video posted by Matthew Christensen (@mgchristensen83) on


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

 

Police log: 1-19-2017

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

Amanda Dexter, 25, of 11 Cook St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday.

Christopher Everett, of 50 Cherry St., Plymouth, was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering daytime for a felony and larceny at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday.

Richard Giordano, 26, of 25 Washington St., Revere, was arrested and charged with larceny, Class A drug possession and on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, license not in possession and speeding at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday.

Isiah Gonzalez, 20, of 265 Euclid Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday.

Alex Graham, 40, homeless, was arrested and charged with home invasion, Class B drug possession, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and receiving stolen property at 2:44 a.m. Wednesday.

Gustave Olson, 36, of 1 Mallard Way, Gloucester, was arrested on warrant charges of OUI drugs third offense and Class A drug possession at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday at Lawton and Western avenues; at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday at 87 Oxford St.; at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday at 134 Chestnut St.; at 11:43 p.m. Tuesday at 139 W Neptune St.; at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday at Broad and Dexter streets

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 6:38 a.m. Wednesday at 127 Maple St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday at 11 Market Square.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday on Allen Avenue.

A report of a sexual assault at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday on Park Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Tilton Terrace; at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday at 205 Curwin Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:59 a.m. Wednesday at 5 Magner Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at 124 Central Ave.; at 4:03 p.m. Tuesday at 13 Newcastle St.; at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday at 501 Washington St.; at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday at 53 Union St.; at 11:52 p.m. Tuesday at 111 Washington St.; at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday at 38 Hanover St.; at 1:09 p.m. Wednesday at 52 Friend St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday on Quinn Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday at 400 Parkland Ave.; at 4:01 p.m. Tuesday at 100 Union St.; at 6:23 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Central Square; at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday at 67 Silsbee St.; at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday at 87 Centre St.; at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday at 21 Rogers Ave.

A report of a robbery at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 2:03 a.m. Wednesday at 119 Lewis St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday at 42 Pinkham St.

Police log: 1-18-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a suspicious Uber driver at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday at Humphrey Street and Broughton Road. A caller reported she got ab Uber ride from Salem and the driver was sketchy. He reportedly had an open container of alcohol and an invalid inspection sticker.

A report of a disturbance at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday on Crown Way. A caller reported there was a woman in a yellow car who was not allowing her daughter to get out of her car. Police reported a minor road rage incident took place; at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on Creesy Street. A caller reported her neighbor and their boyfriend were arguing loudly and throwing  clothes in the hallway; at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported that he witnessed a man giving the clerk a hard time. Police reported a disagreement over a sandwich.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday at PIne Grove at 261 Newbury St.; at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday at 42 Lynnfield St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at McDonalds at 133 Main St.


REVERE

Arrests

Erwin Herrera, 30, of 8 Montfern Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday.

Angel Suarez, 24, of 34 Hillside Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 1:04 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Squire Road; at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday at Pizzeria Uno on Squire Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 3:07 a.m. Tuesday on Reservoir Avenue.

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday on Lowe Street Place; at 5:31 p.m. Tuesday on Reservoir Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:07 a.m. Tuesday at Laundromax on VFW Parkway; at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday at Planet Fitness on Charger Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday on Squire Road; at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road. David Lee Wells, 21, of 1535 North Shore Road, Apt. 3, was summoned for daytime breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor.

A report of bicycle theft at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday at Hill Park on Park Avenue.

Johnson, Swampscott pass tough NEC test

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Mike Johnson’s return served as a boost for Swampscott in the 5-2 win at Salem State. 

By MIKE ALONGI 

SALEM — The Swampscott boys hockey team got one of its leaders and biggest playmakers back on the ice on Wednesday night, and he made an immediate impact.

Senior captain Mike Johnson returned from injury to notch a goal and an assist and help lift the Big Blue to a 5-2 win over Saugus in a Northeastern Conference battle at Richard H. Rockett Arena.

“He’s a difference-maker,” Swampscott coach Gino Faia said of Johnson. “He’s a great player, he knows what to do with the puck and he’s a huge addition back to our team.”

Senior captain Louis Olivieri also had a goal and an assist, giving him an impressive 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) at the halfway mark of the season. Senior forward Andrew Dove netted two goals and junior forward Thomas O’Keefe scored one goal. Senior defenseman Emery Wollerscheid, senior forward Kevin Lombard and junior defenseman Jack Poska each had one assist.

The Sachems got goals from sophomore defenseman Joe Cross and senior forward Brenden Patterson, while freshman forward Ian Worthley had one assist.

It was a tight game for the majority of the contest, with the score tied at 1-1 after the second period. Johnson got the scoring started in the first period with a nifty shot from the right circle, then Cross tied it up in the second after scoring on a long rebound.

But the third period saw things heat up for Swampscott, as the Big Blue rattled off three goals in less than two minutes. It started early, with Dove scoring on a great backhanded shot less than five minutes in. A minute and a half later, O’Keefe scored on a putback in front of the net to go up two goals, 3-1. Just 14 seconds after that, Dove added his second of the night to ice the game.

The Sachems had a chance to make it a game again after Patterson scored with eight minutes left, but Swampscott was able to keep the puck away to finish it off. Saugus pulled its goalie with about two minutes left, but to no avail as Olivieri scored an empty-netter to put the game away at 5-2.

“We’ve normally been a good third period team this year,” said Saugus coach Jeff Natalucci. “But we just didn’t execute well tonight. We had some good moments here and there, but it wasn’t enough against a good team like this. Give all the credit to Swampscott, they beat us tonight.”

With the win, Swampscott (10-1-0) has already clinched a tournament spot at the halfway point in the season.
“Getting to the tournament was the No. 1 goal of the season, so we can cross that off our list now,” Faia said. “Now it’s time to start trying to fine-tune our game and start to go after other goals we’ve set for this year.”

The Big Blue will go up against NEC foe Danvers on Saturday at Bourque Arena in Beverly.

Natalucci said he’s pleased with where his team is at the halfway point, but there’s still plenty of room to improve.
“This is definitely one of those games that you learn from,” he said. “We’ve got to learn from what happened here tonight, buckle down, work hard and get after it in these last 10 games.”

Saugus (6-2-2) now has a week off before its next game against Marblehead at Rockett Arena on Jan. 25.

Local stars shine at Frozen Fenway

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Lynn native Katie Burt made 22 saves in Boston College’s win last week at Fenway Park. 

By JOSHUA KUMMINS

BOSTON — There is no place for local sports fans quite like Fenway Park, but memories at “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” are more often made on hot summer nights than in the midst of winter.

This past week, Fenway turned into a hockey wonderland as the Boston Red Sox and Hockey East teamed up to host the Capital One Frozen Fenway series.

“It’s really special,” Boston University captain Doyle Somerby said of the opportunity to play at Fenway. “It’s extremely unique to be able to play on Fenway in the first place, but to be from Marblehead and grow up coming here a lot is a really special thing.”

On Jan. 8, Somerby and the fifth-ranked Terriers earned a 5-3 win over UMass in the first of four Hockey East outdoor games played over the course of two weeks. The entire event, which ran from Jan. 3-16, included five Division I men’s games, two Division III games, seven official high school games, and a girls’ youth hockey clinic, as well as two figure skating shows.

Somerby was one of several locals who had the dream opportunity to take part in the hockey festivities. Lynn’s Katie Burt and Marblehead’s Lexie and Brianna Laing faced off with their Boston College and Harvard women’s teams on Jan. 10. Burt and Brianna Laing were the starting goaltenders for their respective teams that night, one that featured some adverse conditions, including a third period that was played through pouring rain.

“Especially coming from Boston, it’s one of those things that’s on your bucket list that you want to do,” said Lexie Laing. “You hear about Frozen Fenway every year, it’s on your bucket list, and I was thinking during the game, even playing in the rain is on your bucket list. … People were slipping and sliding out there, people were drenched. It was fun though.”

Laing leads Harvard with nine points through 16 games of her junior season, including an assist on the lone Crimson goal at Fenway. However, Burt made 22 saves to help the Eagles to a 3-1 win, the ninth in BC’s current 11-game unbeaten streak.

“It was really cool,” said Burt. “We got to go around the park and see everything. And, we got a couple minutes at the end of practice (last Monday) to take pictures and take it all in, so we could just focus on the game. It was awesome.”

The BC-Harvard clash capped off “Women’s and Girls’ Hockey Day” at Fenway, for which proceeds benefitted Denna Laing, Lexie and Brianna’s older sister who suffered a spinal cord injury while playing for the Boston Pride in last January’s first-ever women’s professional outdoor game.

Before the game, Denna Laing participated in a ceremonial puck drop with sister Lexie, BC captain Andie Anastos and current Pride players Alex Carpenter and Marissa Gedman. Earlier that day, Noble and Greenough School, the alma mater of all three Laings, played against BB&N.

“It was really special to see all the progress (Denna) has made,” Burt said. “I’ve been fortunate to play the Laing family all through the years around here, so that was awesome.”

At the Division III level, Saugus native Jordan Cross and her Connecticut College squad took on New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foe Bowdoin on Thursday afternoon, while former Beverly’s Bailey MacBurnie, who formerly played at St. Mary’s, tended goal for UMass Boston that night.

In just his third collegiate start, MacBurnie made 37 saves to help the Beacons to a 5-1 win over Babson, their New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) archrival, Babson.

“I thought he played phenomenal,” UMass Boston head coach Peter Belisle said of MacBurnie. “He’s cool, calm and collected. His puck and rebound control were great, he stayed focused. I thought he was lights-out.”

 

Names and notes

  • Burt helped BC to two more wins after Frozen Fenway as she combined for 37 stops in 1-0 and 3-1 wins over Merrimack. She moved into eighth place in NCAA history with her 27th collegiate shutout as she made 12 saves in Friday’s series opener. Burt followed up her fourth blanking of the season with 25 stops the following day, moving within one win shy (79) of tying Molly Schaus for BC’s career wins record.
  • Lynn’s Isiah Robinson scored 11 points off the bench in the Connecticut College men’s basketball team’s 83-76 overtime win Saturday over No. 5 Amherst. Robinson shot 4-of-5 from the field and 3-of-3 from three-point range, with eight of his points coming in the second half.
  • Lynn’s Marcos Echevarria tied his career-high with 37 points and made 16 of his 17 free throws ― the second-most in a single game in Nichols College program history ― in the Bisons’ 93-80 loss at Endicott on Saturday. Echevarria also drained five triples and eight of his 14 field-goal attempts in the game.
  • Saugus’ Tyler Granara registered an assist in each game this weekend as his 15th-ranked Amherst College men’s hockey team earned 4-1 wins over NESCAC foes Tufts and Connecticut College. The Purple and White are winners of six straight games.
  • Peabody’s Jonathan Felteau scored his sixth goal of the season for the Salve Regina University men’s hockey team Saturday, but the then-No. 13/14 Seahawks dropped a 5-2 decision at Elmira. Felteau has points in three straight games, also including an assist in Friday’s 4-1 loss at Hobart.
  • Saugus’ Norma Waggett has been the Salem State University women’s basketball team’s top scorer in four straight games after posting 16 points and seven rebounds in Saturday’s 67-45 loss to Bridgewater State.
  • Senior attackman Will Jennings of Danvers was one of three Endicott College players named an Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-American last Thursday. Jennings set a new single-season program record with 80 goals for the Gulls’ 9-9 team last spring, while his 96 points rank second. He finished second in all of NCAA Division III with 4.71 goals per game in 2016.

 

Trump’s the topic in Marblehead

PHOTO BY LINDSEY RYAN
An audience listens to a presentation about the Trump Administration’s possible effect on the Supreme Court.

By LINDSEY RYAN

MARBLEHEAD — President-elect Donald Trump will officially take office on Friday, and many Americans are concerned as to what he will do in office. Attorney and former resident Deirdre Robbins spoke at the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead Tuesday night  about the possible effects of the Trump Administration, and the effect it will have on the Supreme Court.

Robbins discussed the history of the Constitution as well as amendments to give context to her speech, and to help the audience understand today’s Supreme Court.

“I think we all know the judge that Trump appoints to fill Justice (Antonin) Scalia’s seat we all know is going to be of a particular attitude or background or approach,” said Robbins. Scalia’s death left the court evenly split, 4-4, along conservative and liberal lines, and Trump has promised to appoint a conservative justice to take his place.

Robbins  gave information on specific cases such as Roe v. Wade, which guarantees women’s reproductive rights,  and Massachusetts v. EPA that went through the Supreme Court, and whether the Constitution prohibits or denies these specific cases.

“Although we don’t take any positions on candidates and parties, we have a lot of positions and we advocate on behalf of those positions, like reproductive choice, we have positions on money in politics, gambling and The League exists on the local level, the state level and the national level,” said Kathy Leonardson of The Marblehead League of women voters.

“One of our big things in The League of Women Voters is civic engagement, keeping the public informed and interested,” said Leonardson.

Locals set for Grand Old Trump party

Robbins talked  about Trump’s potential Supreme Court Justices, and the possible changes that could occur with passed laws. State legal activity, and their individual liberties and freedoms were also discussed, and how the states may choose to enact their freedoms.

“These changes that possibly may happen during this administration might affect some of the issues where we have concerns, the environment is another big one … this is really important for the public and I think it’s really timely,” said Leonardson.

Police log: 1-18-2017

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

Samnang Kuy, of 14 John St., Worcester, was arrested on a warrant charge of armed robbery at 9:33 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:36 p.m. Sunday at 57 Franklin St.; at 2:35 p.m. Sunday at 44 Western Ave.; at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at 780 Lynnway; at 10:27 p.m. Sunday at 630 Chestnut St.; at 11:02 a.m. Monday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 11:44 a.m. Monday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 12:53 p.m. Monday at 7-Eleven at 3 Lynnfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:47 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Street and Western Avenue; at 5:54 p.m. Sunday at Chatham and Essex streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:56 a.m. Monday at 71 Fernwood Ave.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:34 p.m. Sunday at 66 Harwood St.; at 8:34 a.m. Monday at 160 Neptune Blvd.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:03 a.m. Monday at 47 Flint St.; at 10:44 a.m. Monday at 29 Northern Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:43 p.m. Sunday at 1 Brightwood Terrace; at 3:47 p.m. Sunday at 66 Harwood St.; at 9:37 p.m. Sunday at 12 Fortesque Terrace; at 7:35 a.m. Monday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 2:12 p.m. Monday at Eutaw Avenue and Goodridge Street.

A report of a gunshot at 2:51 a.m. Monday on N Common Street.

A report of an injured police officer at 7:02 a.m. Monday at 55 Kevill Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:21 p.m. Sunday at 60 Adams St.; at 1:35 a.m. Monday at 171 Lewis St.; at 10:25 a.m. Monday at 279 Union St.; at 11:30 a.m. Monday at 152 Holyoke St.; at 12:02 p.m. Monday at 7 Southside Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 12:29 p.m. Monday at 32 Rogers Ave.

Police log: 1-17-2017


LYNNFIELD

Arrests

Charlie Ramos, 35, of 1 Bellevue Island, was arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery on a person 14 and over at 3:29 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:08 a.m. Monday on Condon Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:57 p.m. Monday at Route 128 Southbound, Exit 43; at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at 846 Salem St. and 39 Munroe St. A car into a pole was reported.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:38 p.m. Friday at 2 Thomas Road; at 9:12 p.m. Friday at CMCS at 23 Center Village.

A report of a suspicious person at 10:03 p.m. Saturday at Route 128, Exit 41. A caller reported a person walking down the off ramp at Exit 41. Police were unable to find the person.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported the nursing home was pumping out water onto the street at 9:12 a.m. Monday on Lafayette Street. The caller thought the water would freeze over and create unsafe conditions.

A caller reported a truck dropped a load of sheet rock into the street art 11:08 a.m. Monday at Pleasant and Smith streets.

A caller reported finding a knife while in Chandler Hovey Park near the entrance at 12:36 p.m. Monday on Lighthouse Lane. The knife was turned in.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday on Shamrock Street; at 9:57 a.m. Tuesday at Sprint at 232 Andover St.; at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday at 309 Lowell St. and 2 Northshore Road.

Complaints

A report of threats at 5:47 p.m. Monday at 14 Farm Ave. A caller reported that a man was banging on his door with threats. David S. Delauri, 24, of 154 Newbury St., Apt. 9, was summoned for threat to commit a crime and assault.

A report of a disturbance at 10:04 p.m. Monday at 19 Sherman St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:23 p.m. Monday at 98 Central St. A caller reported someone keyed her car. Police reported the damage looked like it came from a door hitting the vehicle.


REVERE

Arrests

Anaeli Carrillo, 19, of 50 Brookvale Ave., Lynnfield, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 8:25 p.m. Friday.

Lex Chamblin, 19, of 82 Adams St., Malden, was arrested on warrants at 5:47 p.m. Friday.

Sabrina Crayton, 19, of 3 Norton St., Lynnfield, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 8:25 p.m. Friday.

Nicole O. Drummey, 19, of 47 Longbow Road, Danvers, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, buying/receiving a motor vehicle and contributing to the delinquency of a child at 7:27 p.m. Monday.

Scott C. Mehlinger, 29, of 193 Rice Ave., was arrested on warrants at 2:13 a.m. Monday.

William Morsh, 51, of 80 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on a warrant at 10:52 a.m. Saturday.

Christina Soares, 48, of 966 Shirley St., Apt. 1, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and trespassing at 10:47 p.m. Friday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:20 a.m. Friday at Revere Street and American Legion Highway; at 12:24 p.m. Friday at Beachmont Train Station on Winthrop Avenue; at 1:08 p.m. Friday on Copeland Circle. Anthony Michael Ferullo, 27, of 14 Union Ave., Everett, was summoned for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle; at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Augusta Heights Condo on Lee Burbank Highway; at 5:17 p.m. Friday at Barn Car Wash on Squire Road; at 5:38 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 5:53 p.m. Friday at Fenno on Borden Street; at 5:56 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 5:56 p.m. Friday at Wendy’s on Squire Road; at 7:21 p.m. Friday on Proctor Avenue. A 17-year-old juvenile was summoned for operating a motor vehicle without a license; at 11 p.m. Friday at Squire Road and Copeland Circle; at 1:10 p.m. Saturday at IHOP on Squire Road; at 7:57 p.m. Saturday on Sigourney Street; at 2:55 a.m. Sunday on American Legion Highway; at 7:32 a.m. Sunday at Salem Street and Overlook Ridge Drive; at 2:56 p.m. Sunday on Mountain Avenue; at 9:03 a.m. Monday at Sagamore Street and Beachland Avenue; at 4:48 p.m. Monday at Furlong Drive and Revere Beach Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:56 p.m. Friday at Rite Aid on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:55 a.m. Saturday on Brown Circle.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:05 p.m. Saturday at Exeter House on Charger Street; at 10:10 a.m. Sunday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:07 a.m. Friday on Ocean Avenue; at 12:03 p.m. Friday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 5:11 p.m. Friday at West Revere Health Center on Salem Street; at 10:20 p.m. Friday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 11:41 p.m. Friday on Wave Avenue; at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 1:39 p.m. Saturday at Sammy’s Patio on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 2:26 p.m. Saturday on Dix Street; at 2:47 p.m. Saturday at 7-Eleven on Shirley Avenue; at 4:09 p.m. Saturday at Gasco Oil on Broadway; at 11:55 p.m. Saturday on Standish Road; at 3:26 a.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 7:23 p.m. Sunday at Cronin Rink on Revere Beach Parkway; at 8:04 p.m. Sunday at Adams Court and Adams Street; at 10:02 p.m. Sunday on Yeamans Street; at 10:25 p.m. Sunday at Bark & Purr Grooming on Revere Street; at 4:03 a.m. Monday on Thornton Street; at 4:51 a.m. Monday on Ellerton Street; at 11:20 a.m. Monday on Glendale Street; at 1:31 p.m. Monday on Bixby Street; at 1:31 p.m. Monday on Kimball Avenue; at 6:08 p.m. Monday on Shirley Avenue; at 7:24 p.m. Monday on E Mountain Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:05 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 9:59 a.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 3:50 p.m. Saturday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 2:56 a.m. Sunday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:14 a.m. Friday on Harris Street; at 9:56 a.m. Saturday at Exeter House on Charger Street; at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Haddon Street; at 3:54 a.m. Monday on Madison Street; at 7:35 a.m. Monday on Amasa Street.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Burrill Street and Middlesex Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:16 p.m. Monday at Danvers Road and Essex Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12 a.m. Sunday at 330 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:42 p.m. Friday at 8 Sheridan Terrace; at 2:40 p.m. Saturday at 90 Galloupes Point Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:03 p.m. Saturday at 199 Burrill St.

From a small town to the big screen

PHOTO COURTESY OF J. BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Lynn native Sheree Dunwell sings up a storm during a recent wedding. She and the band the Free Downloads will appear in the new Robert De Niro film “The Comedian.”

By BILL BROTHERTON

LYNN When Robert De Niro’s new movie “The Comedian” opens on Feb. 3, filmgoers should be on the lookout for Lynn native Sheree Dunwell.

It’ll be tough to miss her. Dunwell is lead singer for the band The Free Downloads, and her powerful vocals will ring through the theater during an extended wedding scene. The band will be on screen for nearly seven minutes.

“I’m still kind of in shock. It’s one of the most unbelievable experiences I’ve had in my life,” said Dunwell, a 2003 Classical High graduate. “I met and talked with Patti LuPone, one of my favorite singers and one of the biggest Broadway stars of all time. She said I have a wonderful voice. I still can’t believe it.”

Sounds like teen spirit

In “The Comedian,” De Niro plays an aging insult comic who attends his niece’s wedding. During a scene in which he gives a toast, The Free Downloads are the chosen wedding band. Dunwell said the band had 24 hours to learn three songs. “Siman Tov Mazel Tov,” which accompanies the traditional Hora dance, was already in their repertoire. But they had to start from scratch with “(We Want) The Same Thing” by Belinda Carlisle and “Would I Lie to You” by Charles and Eddie.

For The Free Downloads, filming took place in New York City over 36 hours in March, and Dunwell said she and her bandmates have been on cloud nine ever since.

“The cast and crew were invited to a screening in December, and we all got to see the film. It’s a pretty funny movie, slightly vulgar but hilarious,” said Dunwell. “It was wild to sit there, knowing that the scene we filmed was coming up. We watched the film with director Taylor Hackford (“An Officer and a Gentleman,” “Ray,” “The Devil’s Advocate”), De Niro and Danny DeVito, Leslie Mann, Patti LuPone, all the stars. Everyone was so nice. I thought, ‘OK, I’m a girl from Lynn. Is this really happening?’”

The Free Downloads have been together for more than seven years. The seven-piece band performs top 40 hits, dance pop, hip-hop, Motown and classic rock. With a list of some 250 songs, the Rhode Island-based septet plays private events, corporate functions and social gatherings throughout New England and New York. Dunwell estimates she and Neil Letendre (vocals), George Leonard III (guitarist/bandleader), John Wilson (bass), Riccardo Pearlman (drums), Greg Takemoto (saxophone) and Marc Trachtenberg (keyboards) have played more than 200 weddings.

Dunwell knew she had musical talent from about the time she learned to walk. “I’d sing along to the radio; I’d harmonize,” she said. “According to my mom, the rumor was that I was singing along to my great-grandmother, an opera singer.”

The daughter of Kathleen Swanson and Wendell Dunwell said she was supported by her family and encouraged by Classical High teacher Joe Picano “the music god of Lynn” who praised her singing talent and helped her join the Wang Center’s Young at Arts program and receive a scholarship from the Handel & Haydn Society to study voice at the New England Conservatory Preparatory Program.

“I never would have been able to afford voice lessons without this,” she said.

After one year of formal voice training, she advanced to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and earned her BFA in Vocal Performance, eventually performing with Michael Feinstein and the Pittsburgh Pops in 2007.

One year later she returned home. ”It was a transitional period. I didn’t have a lot of confidence,” she said. “I wanted to sing opera, but I doubted my abilities. I didn’t think I measured up. … I got stage fright. I cried. I started working at a bank and stopped singing. I thought that was it.”

Then, in 2008, someone needed a singer for a wedding; it was an emergency situation that Dunwell hesitantly filled. Soon after, Greg Coles’ Picante Soul band in Marblehead needed a vocalist and Dunwell landed the gig. She was on her way. Local musician Wayne Jones heard her potential and told her there was a band in Rhode Island that needed a singer.

It was The Free Downloads. She was just what they needed. In 2013, she was crowned North Shore Star at North Shore Music Theatre. She won the Community Auditions TV show championship in 2015.

Music is not quite a full-time job for Dunwell; she works for a Boston-based real estate development company by day. She and her bandmates aren’t sure what’s in store for them once the movie comes out and people start asking, “Who is that band?”

“We have no idea what to expect,” she said. “It was fun for us just to be selected. So anything more will be great. Hopefully, people will like us and want to book us.”

Here’s a link to the movie trailer; The Free Downloads can be heard playing at 1 minute and 28 seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALlj3RRF9h8


Bill Brotherton is the Item’s Features Editor. He can be reached at bbrotherton@itemlive.com.

Police log: 1-17-2017

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

Marvin Barrios, 29, of 31 Addison Ave., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 12:07 a.m. Monday.

Michelle Knox, 30, of 30 Harwood St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and disorderly conduct at 3:02 p.m. Sunday.

Jon Sanders, 50, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 1:57 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:08 p.m. Sunday at 5 Parker Ave.; at 10:23 p.m. Sunday at 41 Gardiner St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:11 a.m. Monday at 634 Walnut St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:46 a.m. Monday on Union Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:16 a.m. Monday at 599 Western Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:27 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Essex streets; at 3:20 a.m. Monday at Union Hospital at 500 Lynnfield St.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 5:13 p.m. Sunday at 99 Commercial St.

A report of a larceny at 9:22 a.m. Monday at 17 Mt Pleasant St.; at 10:47 a.m. Monday at 73 Holyoke St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:07 p.m. Sunday at 102 Henry Ave.; at 8:31 a.m. Monday at Convenience Plus at 225 Western Ave.

Police log: 1-16-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of Uber issues at 2:46 a.m. Monday on Front Street. A caller was a new Uber driver, and reported that he received a request for a ride somewhere on Front Street. He then received a “strange text” regarding complaints an Uber driver had left him stranded, but with no location or identity. He stated the call may have originated from Beverly.

A safe was reported found at 6:20 a.m. Monday on West Shore Drive. A caller stated he found a safe while walking his dog, describing it as 18 inches cubed. Police reported the safe seemed to have been ditched and not forced open. The safe was brought to the police station.

Fire

A report of a fire at 9:25 a.m. Sunday on Orne Street. A caller reported a small but fire, but they were able to extinguish it. The caller was afraid it might be in the walls. An outlet fire was reported and extinguished.


NAHANT

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:17 a.m. Friday on Walton Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 5:07 p.m. Thursday on Wilson Road.


PEABODY

Arrests

Aquiles Antonio Bernabe-Deleon, 25, of 255 Vine St., Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:20 p.m Sunday.

Richard J. Urbankiewicz, 41, of 6 Pierpont St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, strangulation or suffocation with serious bodily harm, OUI liquor, speeding and marked lanes violation at 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:25 p.m. Sunday at 10 Batchelder Ave.; at 11:27 a.m. Monday at Kappy’s Liquor at 175 Andover St.; at 11:29 a.m. Monday at State and Aborn streets; at 11:54 a.m. Monday on Route 128 North; at 12:16 p.m. Monday at The Ultimate at 130 Newbury St.; at 12:31 p.m. Monday at Route 128 South and Centennial Drive.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:10 p.m. Sunday on Mcintire Court.

Fire

A report of a structure fire at 7:44 p.m. Sunday at 611 Lowell St.

Police log: 1-16-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Macauthur Belin-Jr., 49, of 9 Milton St., was arrested and charged with violation of an harassment prevention order at 12:02 p.m. Sunday.

Alan Iraheta, 23, of 60 Rock Ave., was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer, assault and battery on a police officer and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 12:38 a.m. Saturday.

Lurina Rivera, 31 of 32 Range Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of use of a motor vehicle without authority, larceny from a building and larceny of a motor vehicle at 10:35 a.m. Friday.

Matthew Sao, 24, of 121 High Rock St., was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, carrying a loaded firearm weapon, firearm violation with one prior violent crime, receiving stolen property, failure to stop/yield, violation of the city knife ordinance and drug possession with intent to distribute at 12:10 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:41 a.m. Friday at Market and State streets; at 8:08 a.m. Friday at Eastern Avenue and Stanwood Street; at 10:07 a.m. Friday at 527 Western Ave.; at 12:21 p.m. Friday at 100 Johnson St.; at 3:45 p.m. Friday at 1127 Western Ave.; at 4:18 p.m. Friday on Western Avenue; at 4:48 p.m. Friday at 674 Western Ave.; at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Euclid Avenue; at 11:57 p.m. Friday at 35 Washington St.; at 10:51 a.m. Saturday at Spencer Street and Western Avenue; at 10:51 a.m. Saturday at 841 Western Ave.; at 1:43 a.m. Sunday at 50 Lynnway; at 7:40 a.m. Sunday at 112 Exchange St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:12 p.m. Friday at 1103 Western Ave.; at 9:56 p.m. Friday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 11:42 a.m. Sunday at Nahant Rotary at 1 Lynnway.

An report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:29 p.m. Friday at 107 Victory Road; at 6:25 p.m. Saturday at 190 Lewis St.; at 6:57 p.m. Saturday on Collins Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 4:57 p.m. Friday on Sewall Street.

A report of an assault at 5:25 p.m. Saturday on New Park Street.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 5:14 a.m. Sunday on Central Square.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:53 a.m. Friday at 110 Park St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:57 a.m. Friday at 12 Rogers Ave.; at 6:08 p.m. Friday at 10 Minot St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:59 p.m. Friday at 3 Mountain Ave.; at 6:44 p.m. Friday at 309 Boston St.; at 7:21 p.m. Friday on Pleasant Street; at 10:47 p.m. Friday at 12 Fortesque Terrace; at 11:34 p.m. Friday at Kiley Playground at 61 Burrill Ave.; at 11:39 p.m. Friday at 19 Rockaway St.; at 12:28 a.m. Saturday at 125 Marianna St.; at 1:20 a.m. Saturday at 3 Carleton Terrace; at 1:58 a.m. Saturday at Goldfish Pond on Lafayette Park; at 1:24 p.m. Saturday at McDonalds at 60 Boston St.; at 3:04 p.m. Saturday at 173A Union St.; at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 7 Brookline Ave.; at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at 26 Mall St.; at 7:09 p.m. Saturday at 170 S Common St.; at 7:24 p.m. Saturday at 44 Estes St.; at 8:27 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut Street and Lafayette Park; at 11:46 p.m. Saturday at Essex Avenue and Essex Street; at 9:57 a.m. Sunday at Santander Bank at 39 Exchange St.; at 11:23 a.m. Sunday at 26 Washington St.

A report of a gunshot at 8:13 p.m. Friday at 390 Chestnut St.; at 11:17 p.m. Friday at 18 Hamilton Ave.; at 9:47 a.m. Saturday at 60 Rock Ave.; at 4:25 p.m. Saturday at 293 Summer St.; at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at Mandee’s Pizza at 65 Goodridge St.; at 5:54 p.m. Saturday at Salem ER at 300 Washington St.; at 6:34 p.m. Saturday at 38 Hanover St.; at 11:27 p.m. Saturday at Beacon Hill and Lawton avenues.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:01 a.m. Friday on Circle Avenue; at 1:52 p.m. Saturday on Lewis Street; at 3:37 p.m. Saturday on Fortesque Terrace; at 7:07 a.m. Sunday on Tracy Avenue.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 10:02 a.m. Friday at 17 Beede Ave.; at 3:12 a.m. Sunday on Central Square.

A report of a larceny at 11:50 a.m. Friday at 26 Bailey St.; at 12:35 p.m. Friday at 427 Lynnway; at 3:28 p.m. Friday at 28 Childs St.; at 9:19 p.m. Saturday at 38 Burrill Ave.; at 12:39 a.m. Sunday at 38 W Neptune St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:05 p.m. Friday at 11 Grosvenor Park.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:05 a.m. Friday at 7 Chase St.; at 12:19 p.m. Friday at 32 Cherry St.; at 5:21 p.m. Friday at 22 Newhall St.; at 9:26 a.m. Sunday at 655 Western Ave.

A report of vandalism at 1:01 p.m. Friday at 11 Margin St.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported her boyfriend may have done some cocaine and subsequently had a seizure at 12:36 a.m. Sunday on Victoria Lane. She had been stopped for speeding and then told the officer the story.

A report of a barricaded roadway at 6:13 a.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue. A man reported he witnessed two youths in the roadway, who were putting large pieces of wood in the road to block traffic When he went to remove the wood a second time, the two kids ran off.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:33 p.m. Friday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported his friend overdosed in the motor vehicle. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.


PEABODY

Arrests

Edwin Martinez Burke, 25, of 16 Hardy St., Apt. 1, Salem, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Timothy M. Burke, 28, of 95 Middle St., W Newbury, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and threat to commit a crime at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Brandon Devin, 19, of 48 Blakely St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with nighttime motor vehicle breaking and entering for a felony and larceny at 2 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:58 p.m. Friday on Summit Street. A car into a ditch was reported; at 2:38 p.m. Saturday at South Peabody Liquor Mart at 87 Lynnfield St. A vehicle striking a building was reported; art 3:27 p.m. Saturday at 2 Spring Pond Road and 272 Lynn St.; at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Trader Joe’s at 300 Andover St.; at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Trader Joe’s at 300 Andover St.; at 7:14 p.m. Saturday at McDonalds at 133 Main St. Jader Barbosa, 58, of 354 Cabot St., Beverly, was summoned for unlicensed operation.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:49 p.m. Sunday at Bagel World Bakery & Deli at 10 Sylvan St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 7:30 p.m. Friday on Thorndike Street. A caller reported her boyfriend made threats to cause bodily injury to her and stated he had a firearm in the area of her house. The caller stated he said he would have a shoot out with police if stopped.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2 a.m. Saturday at John Larson’s Service at 289 Lynn St. Brandon Devin, 19, of Lynn, was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:21 a.m. Saturday at 34 Keys Drive; at 6:12 a.m. Saturday at 18 Swampscott Ave.; at 7:09 p.m. Saturday at O’Fado at 72 Walnut St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 11:37 p.m. Friday on Elmwood Circle. The man was taken to Union Hospital; at 1:41 a.m. Sunday on Hampshire Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:42 p.m. Saturday at 17 Dublin Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:16 a.m. Saturday at 52 Russell St. A resident reported orange from a  paintball on his car; at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Peabody Mobile Park at 252 Newbury St. A rock through the windshield was reported.

Roundup: Swampscott girls shine in state track relays

By STEVE KRAUSE

The Swampscott girls had a big day Saturday at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association relays.

The Big Blue won the Division 3 high jump championship with a combined 14-7.25, with Georgia Cilley doing a 4-6, Haley Bernhardt 4-8 and Michelle Connor 5.5

The shot put trio of Taylor McBurney, Masie Vasquez and Mackenzie Creighton finished third overall with a combined 92-6.

The foursome of Georgia Cilley, Kendall Rhodes, Ellie Wright and Meredith Zimmer came in six in the 50-meter shuttle hurdles with a 33.57.

In all the girls placed fifth in Division 4.

In Division 2, the Beverly girls had a good day, finishing fifth with 26 points. The Panthers won the 1600 spring with a 4:18.51, were sixth in the 4×50 Beverly (26.17), seventh in the 4×400 (4:23.51), eighth in the 4×800 (10:29.26), fourth in the distance (12:57.83) sixth in the shuttle hurdles (33.41) fourth in the high jump (13-10.50) and third in the shot put (90-01.25).

In Division 3, it was a Gloucester day. For the girls, the Fishermen took fourth in the 1600 sprint (4:20.24), eighth in the shuttle hurdle (33.52), third in the high jump (14-02.50) while the boys took ninth in the 4×400 relay, eighth in the 1600 spring (3:48.02) and 10th in the long jump (52-07.50)

In Division 4, Marblehead girls were 10th in the 4×800 relay (10:32.63) and fifth in the shot put (14-07.25).

For the boys, Danvers was third in the 4×50 relay (23.11) while Marblehead was fifth (23.23). The Magicians were sixth in the 1600 sprints (3:43.42); Danvers 10th in the distance medley (11:51.80) and eighth in the shuttle hurdles (30.35); and Swampscott third in the shot put (115-11).

Roxbury CC Tiger Open

At Reggie Lewis Center Saturday, Peabody’s weight throw team dominated the field, taking the top four places in the 25-pound weight throw.  

Patrick Pang qualified for nationals and set a PR by more than two feet with a throw of 56-06.50, while Conor Ramos placed second with a PR of 47-08.25.  In his first time competing in the event, Dariel Canela also set a PR (44-08.50) and finished third, while William DeMayo threw 44-07.5 and finished fourth.  Carlos Vega (43-05), Randdye Ramos (35-08.5), Jake Sousa (29-08.75) and Gabe Carvalho (29-04.75) also competed.

SWIMMING

Fenwick 79, Matignon/St. Joseph’s 62

The Crusaders, 5-0, placed first in all 11 events: the 200 medley relay (1:52.28, Connor Chirstuk, Rowan Emerson, Garrett Collins,  Michael D’lorio; 200 freestyle relay (1:56.07, Joie Dillon, Sarah Arnold, Rowan Emerson, and Connor Chirstuk); 400 freestyle relay (4:06.63, Sarah Long, Joie Dillon, Sophia Lumino, and Catherine Chirstuk).

Also, Connor Christuk 200 IM (2:18.46) and 500 free (5:27.63); Catherine Christuk 200 free (2:06.15) and 100 back (1:04.25); Sophia Lumino 100 free (57.27) and 100 breast (1:12.50); Rowan Emerson 50 free (26.78) and Garrett Collins 100 fly (1:09.58).

The Crusaders are in action next Sunday against St. Mary’s.

WRESTLING

Lynnfield 45, Triton 34

Lynnfield 54, Essex Tech 30

Lynnfield 15, Smith Voke 0

Melrose 56, Lynnfield 22

In a super quad at North Reading, Lynnfield winners in the Triton match were: 106, Stuart Glover; 113, Chris Metrano; 120, Chris Reardon; 126, Will Glover; 145, Adam Rossetti; 152, Connor Stead; 182, Anthony Wilkinson; 195, Kevin Farrelly.

Against Essex Tech, it was 106, Metrano; 113, Glover; 120 Chris Reardon; 126, Glover; 132, J. Reardon; 138, Rossetti;  

160, McCullough; 170, Wilkinson; 195 Farrelly.

Against Smith, it was 132, Reardon;  170, Wilkinson; 195, Farrelly.

Against Melrose, it was 113, Metrano; 132, Reardon; 138, Rossetti and 145, Stead.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

St. Mary’s 53 Fontbonne 40

At Emmanuel College, the Spartans, 7-4, won their sixth in a row. Down 25-14 in second quarter, St. Mary’s outscored Fontbonne 39-15 over final 20 minutes of game.

Olivia Nazaire led all scorers with 23 points, with help from Mia Nowicki (13) and Gabby Torres (6).

Police log: 1-14-2017

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

Jaclyn Fournier, 22, of 35 Downey Rd., Peabody, was arrested and charged with possession of A Class C drug, OUI , and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 12:38 a.m.  Thursday.

Liz Garcia, of 14 Chase St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 3:18 p.m. Thursday.

William Peralta, 33, of 16 Pinkham Pl., was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 2:40 a.m. Friday.

James Wiebe, 52, homeless, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and trespassing at 12:17 p.m.Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:42 p.m. Thursday at 985 Western Ave.; at 3:12 p.m. at 109 Memorial Park Ave.; at 4:01 p.m. at 151 Central Ave.; at 4:46 p.m. at 62 Henry Ave.; at 5:02 p.m. on Bradford Road; at 5:33 p.m. on Broadway; at 6:19 p.m. at 104 South Common St.; at 6:30 p.m. at 38 North Franklin St.; at 6:37 p.m. at 621 Western Ave.; at 7:34 p.m. on Essex Street; at 10:47 p.m. at 174 Broadway; at 3:47 a.m. Friday on Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of threats at 9:16 a.m. Thursday at 210 Lewis St.

A report of a disturbance at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at 161 Broadway; at 10:51 a.m. at 139 Central Ave.; at 3:21 p.m. at 127 Washington St.; at 11:57 p.m. at 29 Morris St.; at 11:59 p.m. at 44 Intervale St.; at 2:29 a.m. Friday at 10 Bates St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at 51 Franklin St.; at 2:36 p.m. at 204 Washington St.

A report of trespassing at 11:29 a.m. Thursday at 20 Essex Circle.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:34 p.m. Thursday at 47 Mt. Pleasant St.; at 2:40 p.m. at 31 Stetson St.; at 3:46 p.m. at 35 Tracy Ave.

A report of vandalism at 1:28 p.m. Thursday at 133 Broadway; at 4:58 p.m. at 9 Milton St.; at 9:23 p.m. at 11 Margin St.

A report of a fight at 3:54 p.m. Thursday on Autumn Street; at 7:54 p.m. on Broadway; at 8:25 p.m. on Marianna Street

A report of an uninvited guest at 4:40 p.m. Thursday at 124 Green St.; at 5:29 p.m. at 826 Boston St.; at 6:03 p.m.at 12 Hutchinsons Ct.

A report of larceny at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at 50 Western Ave.

A report of an overdose at 7:38 p.m. Thursday on Marianna Street.

A report of neighbor problems at 8:14 p.m. Thursday at 94 Chatham St.

A report of a con/scam at 9:49 p.m. Thursday at 88 Clairmont St.

A report of a missing person at 10:41 p.m. Thursday at 70 Walnut St.

A report of an assault at 12:26 a.m. Friday at 174 Broadway.

A report of an unknown problem ar 2:26 a.m. Friday at 604 Essex St.

Police log: 1-13-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of an accidental 911 call at 7:56 a.m. Thursday on Village Street.

A report of a phone scam at 9:27 a.m. Thursday on Atlantic Avenue.

A report of larceny at 10:38 a.m. Thursday on Robert Road. Caller reported $1000 in tools were stolen from a job site.

A report of a car blocking the street at 2:14 p.m. Thursday on Hooper Street.

A report of lost checks at 2:44 p.m. Thursday on Gerry Street. Caller reports she lost two checks.

A report of an erratic driver at 6:55 p.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street.

A report of loud music at 12:51 a.m. Friday on Farrell Court.

A report of a lost phone at 1:25 a.m. Friday on Martin Street.


PEABODY

Arrests

John Nelson, 42, was arrested and charged with OUI  and wreckless operation of a motor vehicle at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at 19 Benevento Circle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:23 a.m. Thursday on Magnolia Way.

A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 8:29 a.m. Thursday at 5212 Crane Brook Way. Air was let out of tires during the night.

A report of a  female citizen approached by a man in a white vehicle at 9:09 a.m. Thursday on Magnolia Way.

A report of a lost/stolen license plate at 11:59 a.m. Thursday at 3 Englewood Rd.

A report of fraud at 4:39 p.m. Thursday at 19 Howley St.

A report of youths panhandling at 4:51 p.m. Thursday on Lowell Street.

A report of a verbal argument between customers at 7:38 p.m. Thursday at The Outback Steakhouse.

A report of an harassment issue on Facebook at 8:20 p.m. Thursday on Loris Road.

A report of runaway at 11:55 a.m. Friday on Harris Street.


REVERE

Arrests

Aneudy Cleto-Bello, 20, of 172 Washington St., was arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the drug law, and distribution of a Class A drug at 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:57 p.m. Thursday on Ward Street.

Complaints

A report of a 911 hang up at 1:56 a.m. Thursday on Harris Street; at 5:46 p.m. on Broadway; at 8:06 p.m. on North Shore Road.

A report of a citizen assist at 8:40 a.m. Thursday on Broadway; at 9:49 a.m. on Pleasant Street.

A report of larceny at 10:49 a.m. Thursday on Oakwood Avenue; at 11:55 a.m. on Squire Road

A report of a disturbance at 12:50 p.m on Broadway ; at 9:40 p.m. on Agatha Street

A report of an abandoned motor vehicle at 1:40 p.m. Thursday on Lincoln Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 2:05 p.m. Thursday on Garfield Avenue; at 9:54 p.m. on Revere Beach Boulevard.

A report of an auto theft at 9:16 p.m. Thursday on Florence Avenue.

A report of harassment 10:31 p.m. Thursday on Bellingham Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a hit and run accident at 10:17 a.m.Thursday at 25 Seagirt Ave. Caller reports he heard loud noise during the night and found his car damaged in the morning.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:11 p.m. Thursday on Essex Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:44 a.m. Friday at 1450 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a motor vehicle break in at 9:37 a.m. Thursday at 25 Seagirt Ave.; at 10:37 a.m. at 12 Juliette Rd.

A report of an accidental 911 call at 12:31 p.m. Thursday at 1715 Broadway.

A report of a ladder in the middle of Route One South at 2:09 p.m. Thursday.

A report of larceny at 4:52 p.m. Thursday at 1450 Broadway.

A report of an unwanted party at 11:53 p.m. Thursday at 948 Broadway.

A report of larceny of  a motor vehicle at 2:38 a.m. Friday at 16 Arrowhead Dr.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:52 a.m. Thursday at 450 Paradise Rd.; at 12:13 p.m. at 450 Paradise Rd.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:34 a.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street.

A report of a 911 hang up at 12:20 p.m. Thursday at 450 Paradise Rd.

A report of a lost article at 5:20 p.m. Thursday at 109 Elmwood Dr.

 

 

 

Louise M. Hanlon, 78

Louise M. Hanlon, age 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Jan. 12, 2017.

Born Dec. 10, 1938, Louise was the daughter of the late Eugene and Delphine Daley of Salem. She was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas Daley and Richard Daley, and her son-in-law Stephen B. Magrane.

Louise Hanlon was a member of Salem High School, Class of 1957. After graduation, Louise went to work at the Telephone Company in Salem. After marrying Thomas M Hanlon Jr. of Salem in 1961, she left the phone company and traveled with her husband, who was in the U.S. military. In 1979, Louise returned to New England Telephone and held several positions, finally retiring as manager in 1995.

Following her divorce, Louise shared more than 40 wonderful years together with her longtime companion, Mike Collins. With a strong passion for life and everything fun, she was very active with several groups of friends, frequently attending concerts, theater events at the North Shore Music Theater and trips. Each summer, Louise and Mike attended the horse races in Saratoga, N.Y.   

Louise is survived by five children and their families, Thomas M. Hanlon III and wife Prof. Stephanie Leone, Laurie Magrane and children, Ashley (Magrane) Quell with husband Robert Quell and daughter Sadie, Erin Magrane and fiancée Bobby Mazzarino, Kelsey Magrane and Molly Sue Magrane, Colleen Hanlon and son, Nicholas McKenzie and grandson, Nicholas Jr., Kathleen (Hanlon) Langan and husband Eugene Langan, and children, John and Hannah, David J. Hanlon and wife Audrey (Hodgdon) Hanlon, and children, Michael and Rae.

Louise found great joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she will be deeply missed.

Service information: Her visiting hours will be held at the MURPHY Funeral Home, 85 Federal St. (corner of North Street), Salem on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For additional information or online guest book please call 978-744-0497 or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.

 

New harbormaster at the helm in Marblehead

COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured is Marblehead’s new harbormaster, Mark Souza.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEAD — Town officials have chosen Mark Souza as their next harbormaster, a position that’s essential in a waterfront community.

Souza, deputy harbormaster in Beverly for the past six years, was unanimously hired by the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday night, following a brief job interview. Souza said he also served as an assistant harbormaster in Beverly.

“It would be the growth perspective,” Souza said of why he was interested in the job. “I wanted to become the harbormaster. I’m very excited. Lifelong goal.”

Souza said when he starts his new job he’ll first focus on customer service, his availability to the public and getting the lay of the land. He was born and raised in Tewksbury, but has always loved the North Shore.

Marblehead has a fantastic history, which makes it very attractive,” Souza said.

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The range for the full-time position is between $64,000 and $85,000, with contract negotiations and a decision on the start date pending, according to Town Administrator John McGinn. But he said the start date could potentially be mid-February.

Marblehead Harbormaster Webb Russell resigned several months ago to move onto other opportunities. He’s been the town’s harbormaster for five years. His last day is March 15, according to McGinn.

“Webb’s been a very good guy in that role, but I certainly respect his desire to move onto other challenges,” McGinn said.

Russell could not be reached for comment.

The harbormaster is responsible for managing the harbor enterprise fund and its budget, along with the administration, operation and revenue generation associated with the town’s harbors and related facilities or properties, according to a job description.

“I’d like to welcome you to Marblehead Harbor, the birthplace of the American Navy,” said Harry Christensen, a member of the board of selectmen, to Souza after his job interview.

Following Russell’s resignation, a selection committee was formed, made up of two members of the Harbors and Waters Board, the board that oversees the harbormaster, and McGinn.

The position was posted, with the search process conducted in November and December. Two rounds of interviews were conducted, and the selection committee collectively made the recommendation that Souza was the best person for the job, McGinn said. The harbors and waters board interviewed Souza on Tuesday and recommended him to the selectmen.

McGinn said Souza was selected because of his extensive experience in harbor management, his certification by the Massachusetts Harbormasters Association, his management style and his solid references from other local harbormasters.


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

Police log: 1-13-2017

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

Axel Augustin, 18, of 52 New Park St., was arrested and charged on a courtesy booking at 6:14 a.m. Wednesday.

Raymond Bryant, 63, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday.

Benjamin Caron, 30, of 40 Cedar St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and Class C drug possession at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Daniel Caron, 27, of 6 Beach Ave., Swampscott, was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, destruction of property and disturbing the peace at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Aneudy Cleto-Bello, 20, of 172 Washington St., was arrested and charged on a courtesy booking at 6:45 a.m. Thursday.

Jhonny Gonzalez, 31, of 96 Alley St., was arrested and charged on a courtesy booking at 6:33 a.m. Thursday.

James Hickey, 28, of 133 Franklin St., Stoneham, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and Class B drug possession at 8:28 p.m. Wednesday.

George Morales-Tapia, 23, of 182 Chestnut St., was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and on warrant charges of two counts of trespassing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, Class B drug possession, Class E drug possession, destruction of property, and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor at 10:50 a.m. Thursday.

Aaron Mwankuga, 25, of 78 Central Ave., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Ashley Thibault was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession and sexual conduct for a fee at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday at 143 South St.; at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday at 85 Euclid Ave.; at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday at 240 Broadway; at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday at 335 Union St.; at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday on Chase Road; at 12:42 p.m. Thursday at MBTA Garage at 985 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday at Commercial and S Common streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:51 p.m. Wednesday at AL Prime Energy at 969 Western Ave.; at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday art 156 Broad St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at 51 Franklin St.; at 12:13 p.m. Thursday at 3 Drexel Terrace; at 12:32 p.m. Thursday at 29 Morris St

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at 127 Washington St.; at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday at 16 Etna Place; at 7:42 a.m. Thursday at 53 Groveland St.; at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at 303 Broadway; at 8:56 a.m. Thursday at 303 Broadway; at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at 161 Broad St.; at 10:51 a.m. Thursday at Essex County Juvenile Court at 139 Central Ave.

A report of a gunshot at 4:14 a.m. Thursday at 11 Margin St. The call was unfounded.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:31 p.m. Wednesday on Sagamore Street; at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday at Taco Bell at 126 Boston St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:22 p.m. Wednesday at CVS at 200 S Common St.; at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday at 43 Childs St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 8:37 a.m. Thursday at 185 Lewis St.
Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:28 p.m. Thursday at 133 Broadway.

Police log: 1-12-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday on Elm Street. An oil delivery man reported that when he made a delivery, there was a real sketchy man outside the residence he had not seen before. The man was pacing back and forth while talking on a cell phone. Police reported the man in question was taking down his Christmas lights and has lived there for two years.

A report of kids on the pond at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday on Marion Road. A caller reported kids on the pond and he could see open water near the middle. Police reported no broken areas on the ice.


PEABODY

Arrests

John Paul Nelson, 42, of 24 Emily Lane, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 9:25 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service at 175 Washington St.; at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday at Trader Joe’s at 300 Andover St.; at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at 19 Benevento Circle. A car into a pole was reported. John Paul Nelson, 42, of Peabody was arrested for OUI drugs.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday at 210 Andover St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday at Gulf Station at 136 Newbury St. A clerk reported a U-Haul driver filled up with gas and left without paying.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday at 10 Holten St.; at 8:29 a.m. Thursday at 5212 Crane Brook Way. A caller reported damage to her vehicle. An officer reported that an unknown person let the air out of the tires on the left side of the vehicle.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford Park and Revere Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday on Brown Circle; at 1:17 p.m. Wednesday on Mahoney Circle; at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday at Lyn’s One Hour Cleaners on Atlantic Avenue; at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday at Mobil Gas Station on Squire Road; at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday on Cushman Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday on Proctor Avenue; at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday on Arnold Street; at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday on Kimball Avenue; at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Isle Condo Trust on Bennington Street; at 10:27 p.m. Wednesday on Endicott Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:26 a.m. Wednesday at Surfside Apartments on Ocean Avenue; at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday at Beach Street and North Shore Road.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a dog struck by a motor vehicle at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Saville St. The caller reported the dog was still breathing, but no owner was on scene and there were no tags on the animal. Police reported the dog was a Jack Russell terrier. Animal Control removed the dog and took it to the pound.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Woods at 73 Chestnut St. A fight between two females was reported; at 10:17 p.m. Wednesday at Saugus Mobile Home Park at 846 Broadway. A caller reported hearing gunshots earlier that morning and came across a bullet in her trailer.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Street and Lincoln Avenue. A caller reported three males, with one possibly in possession of a small handgun. The man reportedly with the handgun was described as wearing a blue t-shirt and green track pants. Police reported searching to the Revere line and were unable to find the caller or man matching the description; at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday on Prankers Pond. Police reported discovering three tents in the woods with propane tanks, but nobody was in the area.


SWAMPSCOTT

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday at 21 Erie St.

Complaints

A report of an injured police officer at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday at 531 Humphrey St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday at 20 Outlook Road.

Police log: 1-12-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Ivan Andujar, of 16 Essex St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of witness intimidation at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday.

Matthew Donovan, of 3 Kingsley Terrace, was arrested on a warrant at 3:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Anfernee Ortega, 19, of 28 Curwin Terrace, was arrested and charged with speeding, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to signal and Class D drug possession with intent to distribute at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Daniel Reynoso, of 39 Newhall St., was arrested on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and state highway signal/sign/marking at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday.

Jonathan Roy, of 1 Loring Ave., Swampscott, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny, breaking and entering nighttime for a felony, receiving stolen property and larceny at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday.

Mark Szczesuil, 49, of 163 Hamilton St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with probation/parole violation at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday at Silsbee and Union streets; at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday at Broad Street and Oxford Terrace; at 11:37 a.m. Wednesday at Spencer Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday at 261 Boston St.; at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday at Goldthwait Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday at 84 Orchard St.; at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday at Commercial and Summer streets; at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday at Goodridge Street and Tracy Avenue; at 2:59 p.m. Wednesday at Richdale at 149 Walnut St.

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday on Fayette Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at 224 Washington St.; at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday at 31 Franklin St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:31 a.m. Wednesday at 18 Lloyd St.; at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s Hall at 61 West St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at 5 Roy Terrace; at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday on Common Street; at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday at 162 Washington St.; at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday at 62 Johnson St.; at 10:07 p.m. Tuesday at 178 Chestnut St.; at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday at 25 W Green St.; at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at 7-Eleven at 3 Lynnfield St.; at 10:48 p.m. Tuesday at 25 W Green St.; at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday at Lido Cafe at 106 Federal St.; at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at 17 Linden St.; at 10:16 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Andrew St.; at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday at Bank of America at 1 State St.; at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday at Brothers Deli at 41 Market St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:28 .m. Wednesday on Broad Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday at 80 Park St.; at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday at 40 Baltimore St.; at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday at 20 Astor St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday at 217 Washington St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at 39 Mountain Ave.

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MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday on Beringer Way. A caller reported she could see on her “nest camera” that it appeared that four males entered her work’s warehouse and “came out holding something.” She did not know if they left in a vehicle and believed that the items that were taken were about the size of a pizza box.


PEABODY

Arrests

Querene Q. Joseph, 54, of 96 Edith St., Apt. 1, Everett, was arrested and charged with larceny at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday.

Angel C. Merida, 64, of 61 Newhall St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, no inspection/sticker and failure to yield at an intersection at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Warren St. and 52 Central St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday at 278 Lynn St.; at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday at 272 Lynn St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Dudley St. A caller reported two males in the vicinity carrying what appeared to be rifles. Police spoke with the men and learned the rifles were actually pellet guns.

A report of a disturbance at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Truman Road. A caller reported someone was possible trying to gain entrance into her residence. An officer checked the residence with the homeowner and there was no one in the cellar, no tracks in the snow and no signs of forced entry; at 11:44 a.m. Wednesday at Mobile Store at 100 Main St.

Fire

A report of a car fire at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at 8 Holden St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday at 22 Dalton Court. A broken rear windshield was reported; at 11:50 am. Wednesday at 10 Holten St. An officer reported that the windshield was smashed.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday at 50 Forest St. A vehicle into a pole was reported. Police reported significant pole damage.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday on Sampson Street. A caller reported a male trapped in an oil truck that rolled over and was leaking oil. The person was extricated and taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at Main and Franklin streets.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Putney Eskridge, 23, of 95 Cook St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:08 a.m. Tuesday at Paradise Citgo at 219 Paradise Road.

Vandalism

A report of a motor vehicle vandalism at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at 65 Buena Vista St.; at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday at 84 Essex St.

Police log: 1-11-2017

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

Amanda Dexter, 25, of 11 Cook St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 8:25 p.m. Monday.

Franklin Evans, of 7 Temple St., Cambridge, was arrested on a warrant charge of trespassing at 3:29 p.m. Monday.

Luis Gonzalez, of 183 Beacon Hill Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering nighttime for a felony, malicious wanton property defacement, forgery of a check, uttering a false check, attempt to commit a crime and receiving stolen property at 8:07 a.m. Tuesday.

Judith Phillips, of 11 Pattys Way, was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday.

Anthony Rando, 34, of 6 Perkins St., was arrested and charged with trespassing, motor vehicle breaking and entering with nothing stolen and attempt to commit a crime at 2:45 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:39 p.m. Monday at 40 Franklin St.; at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday at 140 Union St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 6:38 p.m. Monday at Essex and Liberty streets; at 8:36 p.m. Monday at 395 Essex St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:08 a.m. Tuesday on Olive Street; at 7:43 am. Tuesday at 7 Birch St.; at 1:16 p.m. Tuesday at 1067 Western Ave.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday on Light Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:25 p.m. Monday at 124 Green St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:59 p.m. Monday on Liberty Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:43 p.m. Monday on O’Callaghan Way; at 2:55 p.m. Monday at 342 Walnut St.; at 4:13 p.m. Monday at 303 Broadway; at 5:48 p.m. Monday at 303 Broadway; at 12 a.m. Tuesday at 170 Oxford St.; at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday at 107 Myrtle St.; at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday at Connery Elementary School at 50 Elm St.; at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday at 20 Huss Court; at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday at 335 Union St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:12 p.m. Monday at 8 Amity St.; at 5:04 p.m. Monday at 24 Estes St.; at 7:08 p.m. Monday at 145 Lewis St.; at 10:43 p.m. Monday at 26 W Baltimore St.; at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday at 22 Elmwood Ave.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 9:28 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Keslar Ave.

Police log: 1-10-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:12 a.m. Friday at Durham Drive and Willowby Way; at 6:35 p.m. Friday at 771 Salem St. and 462 S Broadway; at 10:13 p.m. Friday at 807 Salem St. and 5 Canterbury Road; at 11:59 a.m. Saturday at 585 Salem St. and 1087 Summer St.; at 5:08 p.m. Sunday on Route 128 Southbound.

Fire

A report of a fire coming from across the pond at 8:15 p.m. Monday at 2 Wymon Way. The fire department reported burning of christmas trees on the pond behind 159 Bourque Road.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Kevin Patrick Driscoll, 50, of 38 Cloutmans Lane, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on a warrant at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a car vs. truck at 7:56 a.m. Monday on Turner Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:05 a.m. Monday on Turner Road; at 1:48 p.m. Monday on Roundhouse Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:05 a.m. Monday on Tower Way; at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday on Cloutmans Lane. A single car crash into a pole and curb was reported. Kevin Patrick Driscoll, 50, of Marblehead, was arrested.

A caller reported a customer was inside the store and was a little shaken up after striking a few parked vehicles on the street at 11:01 a.m. Monday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of an oil spill outside school at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday at Gerry School on Elm Street. A caller reported an oil leak in the basement. The caller stated a nozzle snapped off and there was a reportable quantity of oil spilled outside the school. The school was closed and children were relocated to Coffin School. The fire department responded.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:34 p.m. Monday at 105 Lowell St. and 6 Crowinshield St.; at 4:08 p.m. Monday at 6 Essex Place; at 7:54 p.m. Monday at McDonalds at 133 Main St. A caller reported a dark colored sedan struck the building. Police reported the vehicle was removed from the side of the building; at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St. A vehicle off the road into the woods was reported; at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday at Route 128 Overpass on Farm Avenue; at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday at Container Store at 210C Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:02 a.m. Tuesday at West Branch Library at 603 Lowell St.

Complaints

A report of a suicide attempt at 5:57 p.m. Monday on Newbury Street. A caller reported her adult son cut himself and locked himself in his room. He was taken to Beverly Hospital.

A report of a disturbance at 7:18 p.m. Monday at 4 Lincoln Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:33 p.m. Monday at 56 Pine St. A caller reported she never received a package, but FedEx told her it was delivered. The package of assorted charms was valued at $1,142.


REVERE

Arrests

Judith A. Cerundolo, 53, of 101 Pearl Ave., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Nicholas M. Couch, 26, of 252 Cooledge St., was arrested on a warrant at 11:31 a.m. Monday.

Steven Michael Hescock, 19, of 27 William Road, Billerica, was arrested on a warrant at 5:24 p.m. Monday.

Grace M. Serrano, 27, of 28 Constitution Ave., was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault with intent to murder, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:52 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:47 p.m. Monday on Copeland Circle; at 5:28 a.m. Tuesday at North Shore Road and Mills Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:20 a.m. Monday at Washington Avenue and Bruno Street; at 3:47 p.m. Monday on Lincoln Street; at 4:08 p.m. Monday at Laundromax on VFW Parkway; at 5:45 p.m. Monday on Emanuel Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:02 p.m. Monday on Arnold Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 10:15 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:49 p.m. Monday on Wentworth Road.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:06 a.m. Monday at Saugus Senior Center at 466 Central St.; at 8:56 p.m. Monday at Walgreens at 166 Walnut St.; at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday at Goddard School at 248 Lynn Fells Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:06 p.m. Monday at Spring and Walnut streets; at 5:29 p.m. Monday at Jo-Ann Fabrics at 1073 Broadway. A three-car accident was reported. One person was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital; at 9:33 p.m. Monday at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway. A caller reported two vehicles hit each other head on.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday at Soc’s Ice Cream at 67 Lynn Fells Parkway. A caller reported a man walking down the street dressed in all black with a black ski mask.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Luis Lopez, 18, of 53 Chatham St., Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 9:24 p.m. Monday.

Mounir Rhoulam, 39, of 12 Hillside Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 6:28 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:08 a.m. Tuesday at Paradise Citgo at 219 Paradise Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:05 p.m. Monday at 34 Crescent St.; at 2:33 p.m. Monday at 25 Crescent St.

Police log: 1-10-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Tarik Bakkal, 24, of 139 Kimball, Revere, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and Class B drug possession at 3:47 p.m. Sunday.

Naomi Brown, 35, of 8 Lafayette Park, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 2:57 p.m. Sunday.

Adam Mitchell, 29, of 89 Clark St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 10:53 a.m. Monday.

Francisco Yool, 37, of 682 Summer St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and on warrants at 9:46 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:19 a.m. Sunday at 12 Regina Road; at 3:47 p.m. Sunday at Greystone Park and Lynn Shore Drive; at 8:22 p.m. Sunday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 8:49 p.m. Sunday on City Hall Square; at 10:06 p.m. Sunday at 57 Rogers Ave.; at 12:12 a.m. Monday at 35 Mt Pleasant St.; at 6:06 a.m. Monday at 605 Chestnut St.; at 10:08 a.m. Monday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2 p.m. Sunday at 221 Lewis St.; at 8:20 p.m. Sunday at 116 Lewis St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:42 a.m. Monday at 112 New Park St.; at 9:08 a.m. Monday at 157 Walnut St.; at 10:42 a.m. Monday on Wyoma Square.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 7:59 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Union streets.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:12 a.m. Sunday at 12 Concord St.; at 1:06 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 577 Walnut St.; at 3:51 p.m. Sunday at 244 Ocean St.; at 4:11 p.m. Sunday at 19 Olive St.; at 6:39 p.m Sunday at 130 Neptune Blvd.; at 7:24 p.m. Sunday at 320 Lynnfield St.; at 8:50 p.m. Sunday at 10 Joyce St.; at 9:35 p.m. Sunday at Dollar Tree at 759 Lynnway; at 11:17 p.m. Sunday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 11:27 p.m. Sunday at 130 Union St.; at 11:27 p.m. Sunday at 35 Tracy Ave.; at 2:08 a.m. Monday at 115 Adams St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Willow Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:52 p.m. Sunday at 498 Essex St.; at 4:56 p.m. Sunday at 6 Porter Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:24 p.m. Sunday on Woodman Street; at 9:49 p.m. Sunday at 28 Essex St.; at 10:23 p.m. Sunday at 11 Mountain Ave.; at 11:57 p.m. Sunday at 109 Broad St.

A report of a robbery at 7:14 p.m. Sunday at 57 South St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:39 p.m. Sunday at 203 Euclid Ave.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:44 a.m. Monday at 55 Baker St.

Lynn tax preparer sentenced for fraud


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Brendan J. O’Connell, 21, of 22 Royall St., Medford, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs at 10:31 p.m. Sunday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:20 p.m. Sunday at West Shore Drive and Cornell Road; at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street. A car into a snowbank was reported. The car was pushed out of the snowbank.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:07 p.m. Sunday on Woodfin Terrace. A caller reported three youths inside the dump playing on one of the hills. Police reported a few kids walking through the snow in the area, but they left.

A caller reported he and a friend were following behind a vehicle where the “driver appeared to be drunk” and was “weaving in and out of the yellow line.” Brendon J. O’Connell, 21, of Medford was arrested for OUI drugs.


PEABODY

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:42 a.m. Monday at Christian Book Distributors at 140 Summit St. Police reported that an unknown person tried to steal a plow and plow harness off of a vehicle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:40 p.m. Sunday at Sylvan Street Grille at 12 Sylvan St.

A report of suspicious activity at 2:38 a.m. Monday at 2 Main St. A caller reported people in the apartment building were trying to open multiple doors.


REVERE

Arrests

Troy R. Thiboutot, 48, of Lynn, was arrested and charged with larceny at 6:19 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:09 a.m. Friday on Park Avenue; at 8:16 a.m. Friday at Janvrin Avenue and Beach Street; at 8:28 a.m. Friday on Mountain Avenue; at 8:55 a.m. Friday on Thurlow Avenue; at 9:51 a.m. Friday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street; at 9:38 p.m. Friday at E Mountain and Cary avenues; at 2:38 a.m. Saturday at Route One Copeland to Lynn Street; at 12:07 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street; at 2:09 p.m. Saturday at Wonderland Auto on North Shore Road; at 3:13 p.m. Saturday at Ambassador East Condos on Revere Beach Parkway; at 4:29 p.m. Saturday at Olive and Penn streets; at 6:06 p.m. Saturday at Beach Street and North Shore Road; at 8 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 1:07 a.m. Sunday at North Shore Road and Revere Street; at 8:50 a.m. Sunday on Malden Street; at 3:23 p.m. Sunday at Beach Street and North Shore Road; at 4:19 p.m. Sunday on Mahoney Circle; at 6:04 a.m. Monday at North Shore Road and Gladys Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 1:02 p.m. Friday on Malden Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:31 p.m. Friday on Brown Circle.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:02 p.m. Saturday on Eastern Avenue.

Complaints

A report of shots fired at 6:12 a.m. Friday on Fenno Street.

A report of a disturbance at 6:29 p.m. Friday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street; at 8:16 p.m. Friday on Ocean Avenue; at 9:25 p.m. Friday on Derby Road; at 11:44 p.m. Friday at Exeter House on Charger Street; at 12:03 a.m. Saturday at Greater Boston Indoor Sports on Charger Street; at 12:48 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street; at 1:05 a.m. Saturday at Gladys and Glendale streets; at 9:23 p.m. Saturday on Hall Street; at 9:47 p.m. Saturday at Roseland Properties on Parkside Place; at 1:10 a.m. Sunday on Library Street; at 12:10 p.m. Sunday on Francis Street; at 9:43 p.m. Sunday on Winthrop Avenue; at 1:21 a.m. Monday on Ridge Road.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 7:27 p.m. Friday on American Legion Highway.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 8:09 p.m. Friday at Seawatch Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at New Revere Police Station on Revere Beach Parkway.

A report of a robbery at 7:57 p.m. Sunday on Kimball Avenue; at 8:36 p.m. Sunday on Garfield Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8 a.m. Friday at 66 Water St. A caller reported a motor vehicle crashed through a fence near the golf course; at 8:29 a.m. Friday at 32 Hanson Road. A caller reported a vehicle into the stone wall outside her residence. Police reported the vehicle slid off the icy roadway, with the front left tire over the one foot high cement wall. The vehicle was lifted off the wall by the tow company and the driver declined medical attention; at 12:09 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes and Hamilton streets; at 1:53 p.m. Saturday at 78 Water St. A car through a fence was reported; at 4:59 p.m. Saturday at Oaklandvale Avenue and Lynn Fells Parkway; at 11:35 p.m. Saturday at Walnut and Central streets. A caller reported a vehicle slid and took down a light post.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:53 a.m. Friday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway; at 4:03 p.m. Friday at Aldo Hair Salon at 26 Hamilton St.; at 7:17 p.m. Saturday at Petries Flower and Plant Shop at 409 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 1:16 p.m. Sunday at 6 Vine St. and 104 Main St. DPW reported a sidewalk plow took down a traffic light pole.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:13 p.m. Saturday at Salem Turnpike and Ballard Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:15 a.m. Sunday at 11 Seagirt Ave. Three vehicles were broken into; at 5:40 p.m. Sunday at 32 Seagirt Ave. A woman reported her vehicle was broken into and $850 in cash was stolen.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:48 p.m. Friday at 7 School St.; at 11:49 p.m. Friday at Continental Restaurant at 266 Broadway. A caller reported a male punched a female in the face. Both people were gone upon officer arrival; at 8:14 a.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 2:33 a.m. Sunday at McDonalds at 738 Broadway.

Fire

A report of a building fire at 3:52 p.m. Saturday at 52 Juniper Drive. A caller reported a chimney fire in his home. The fire captain reported fire showing from the chimney, but it was contained to the flue of the chimney.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:08 p.m. Friday at Sears/Square One Mall at 1325 Broadway. Sears Loss Prevention reported approximately 40 stolen chains.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Christopher Smith, 21, of 100 Newhall St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:54 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:20 p.m. Sunday at Swampscott High School at 200 Essex St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:58 p.m. Sunday on Humphrey Street.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 9:52 a.m. Sunday at 21 Roy St.; at 4:39 p.m. Sunday at 43 Hillside Ave.

Police log: 1-9-2017

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

Angelia Ard, 24, of 14 Chase St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and on a warrant charge of an unnatural act at 3:10 p.m. Saturday.

Ahmed Bah, 23, of 318 Boston St., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop/yield at 3:39 a.m. Saturday.

Ernest Hosie, of 100 Willow St., was arrested on warrant charges of uninsured motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Jon Sanders, 50, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 2:17 a.m. Sunday.

Herbie Smith, 28, of 6 Lewis Lane, Saugus, was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession and shoplifting by asportation at 4:25 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:17 p.m. Friday at Cobbet Elementary School at 40 Franklin St.; at 6:46 p.m. Friday at 136 Central Ave.; at 9:22 p.m. Friday at 501 Washington St.; at 11:06 p.m. Friday at 524 Lynnfield St.; at 1:03 a.m. Saturday at Boston and Cottage streets; at 8:03 a.m. Saturday at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street; at 11:41 a.m. Saturday at Broadway and Magnolia Avenue; at 2:17 p.m. Saturday at Euclid Avenue and Sylvia Street; at 3:46 p.m. Saturday at 197 Allen Ave.; at 5:04 p.m. Saturday at 271 Lynnfield St.; at 6:28 p.m. Saturday at 3 Waitt Ave.; at 6:38 p.m. Saturday at Cobb Lane and Lynnfield Street; at 8:02 p.m. Saturday at 4 Pickering Terrace; at 8:13 p.m. Saturday at Federal Street and Western Avenue; at 8:27 p.m. Saturday at S Common and Commercial streets; at 12:04 a.m. Sunday at 295 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:37 p.m. Friday at 29 Bennett St.; at 11:40 a.m. Saturday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 1:46 p.m. Saturday at Kelly Honda at 540 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:32 a.m. Saturday at 107 Park St.; at 7:56 a.m. Sunday at 6 Poplar St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:52 p.m. Friday on Chestnut Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:09 p.m. Saturday at 24 Lander St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:44 p.m. Friday at 38 Hanover St.; at 5:13 p.m. Friday at 270 Union St.; at 8:49 p.m. Friday at 111 Grant St.; at 11:25 p.m. Friday at 100 Newhall St.; at 12:06 a.m. Saturday at 170 Union St.; at 8:16 a.m. Saturday at 10 Munroe St.; at 12:16 p.m. Saturday at 124 Central Ave.; at 3:26 p.m. Saturday at 358 Chestnut St.; at 3:37 p.m. Saturday at 7 Safford Road; at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at 421 Essex St.; at 6:38 p.m. Saturday on Blossom Street Extension; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 424 Essex St.; at 8:21 p.m. Saturday at 41 Light St.; at 8:25 p.m. Saturday at McDonalds at 567 Lynnway; at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at 166 Chatham St.; at 9:58 p.m. Saturday at 189 Williams Ave.; at 11:09 p.m. Saturday at 122 Jefferson St.; at 11:43 p.m. Saturday at 170 S Common St.; at 11:51 p.m. Saturday at 135 Lawton Ave.; at 11:59 p.m. Saturday at 304 Essex St.; at 1:41 a.m. Sunday at 145 Lewis St.; at 1:49 a.m. Sunday at 464 Western Ave.

A report of a gunshot at 4:05 p.m. Friday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 4:27 p.m. Friday at 148 Liberty St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:02 p.m. Friday on Summer Street; at 4:11 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut Street and Story Avenue; at 8:06 a.m. Sunday on Lincoln Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:49 p.m. Friday at 14 Halford Place; at 4:28 p.m. Friday at 147 Washington St.; at 5:34 p.m. Friday at 12 Browns Ave.; at 12:33 p.m. Saturday at 25 Exchange St.; at 4:51 p.m. Saturday at 500 Essex St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 5:42 p.m. Saturday at 15 Essex Court.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:40 p.m. Friday at 11 Goodridge St.; at 4:23 p.m. Friday at 221 Eastern Ave.; at 4:44 p.m. Friday at 376 Washington St.; at 10:03 a.m. Saturday at 54 Columbia Ave.; at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at 30 Melvin Ave.

A report of vandalism at 12:10 p.m. Saturday at 10 La Grange Terrace; at 3:53 p.m. Saturday at 10 La Grange Terrace.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:48 a.m. Saturday at Tedesco Street and Charlotte Road; at 11:47 p.m. Saturday at Maple and Tedesco streets; at 7 a.m. Sunday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of truck egged while parked at 3:22 p.m. Friday at West Shore Drive and Stramski Way

A report of kids doing bong hits on a porch at 3:25 p.m. Friday on Guernsey Street. Police reported no kids on the porch the caller reported.

A report of property damage at 8:24 p.m. Saturday on Tedesco Street. A caller reported that he heard “a plow come into the yard and hit the gate.” He thought it was a town plow, but had no description, and stated believed it was because “they the only ones out plowing right now.”


PEABODY

Arrests

Ramon Anthony Martinez, 28, of 13 Henry Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and threat to commit a crime at 8:06 a.m. Saturday

David Price, 36, of 1 Norwood Circle, Woburn, was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation and on a warrant at 7:57 p.m. Friday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:38 p.m. Friday at 148 Lowell St. and 2 Southwick Road; at 4:20 p.m. Friday at 192 Main St. and 2 Howley St.; at 7:41 p.m. Friday on Route 128 North. A car into a guardrail was reported; at 10:16 a.m. Saturday at Mason Movers at 229 Newbury St.; at 12:18 p.m. Saturday at 24 Dale St. and 2 Upham St.; at 12:21 p.m. Saturday at 4 Lake St. and 660 Lowell St.; at 12:27 p.m. Saturday at Northeast Nursery at 629 Lowell St. and 156 Goodale St.; at 3:17 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Sunoco at 1 Lynn St.; at 3:41 p.m. Saturday at 20 Lynn St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Macy’s at 210M Andover St.; at 5:19 p.m. Saturday at 10 Margin St. and 68 Driscoll St. A caller reported a city plow struck a motor vehicle.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 8:06 a.m. Saturday on Central Street. Ramon Anthony Martinez, 28, of Lynn, was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a road rage incident at 2:38 p.m. Friday at Trader Joe’s at 300 Andover St. A caller reported another driver made a gesture with his hand similar to a gun during a road rage incident. Police reported no issue.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:21 p.,m. Friday at 15 Macarthur Circle. A caller reported hearing someone ringing the front doorbell, and after looking outside, she saw fresh footprints in the snow. Police checked the house and didn’t find anyone.

A report of a disturbance at 3:13 a.m. Saturday at Tannery Apartments at 16 Crowninshield St.; at 12 a.m. Sunday at Fairweather Apartments at 20 Central St.; at 10:23 a.m. Sunday at 660 Lowell St. and 4 Lake St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 5:55 p.m. Friday on Andover Street. The man was taken to Lahey Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:06 p.m. Saturday at 1 Haskell Place. A caller reported her former boyfriend had stolen items from her porch; at 1:50 p.m. Sunday at Chipotle Mexican Grill at 210C Andover St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:48 a.m. Friday on Rockland Street; at 7:52 a.m. Friday at Bay View and Greenwood avenues; at 7:55 a.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Terrace and Humphrey Street; at 8:12 a.m. Friday at 61 Pleasant St.; at 8:49 a.m. Friday at Pine and Superior streets; at 9:40 a.m. Friday at 468 Humphrey St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:29 a.m. Friday at 6 Norfolk Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Eastman Avenue and Essex Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of breaking and entering at 10:54 p.m. Friday at 3 Mudge St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:57 p.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:36 a.m. Friday at 34 Essex Ave.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:11 p.m. Friday at 42 Essex Ave.; at 3:53 p.m. Friday at 17 Hillside Ave.; at 8:26 a.m. Saturday at 18 Eureka Ave.; at 9:42 a.m. Saturday at 6 Superior St.; at 9:52 a.m. Saturday at 40 Roy St.; at 10:04 a.m. Saturday at 54 Columbia St.; at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at 157 Essex St.; at 11:01 a.m. Saturday at 70 Buena Vista St.; at 11:24 a.m. Saturday at 20 Crescent St.; at 12 p.m. Saturday at 11 Elliott St.

Hot goalie keeps Marblehead girls hockey all tied up

FILE PHOTO
Olivia Fusegni put Marblehead on top Sunday, but in the end, Oakmont forged the tie.

By SCOT COOPER

SALEM — Two teams played a very up-tempo hockey game Sunday morning at Salem State’s Rockett Arena. When the buzzer went off at the end, Marblehead and Oakmont Regional had to settle for a 3-3 tie.

Marblehead (2-5-1) coach Emily Hudak had said after last week’s disappointing loss to Medford that her team needed to play with more energy and urgency for three periods every game.

That’s how it seemed Sunday. The Magicians came out flying and played an excellent first period. However, they could only get one puck past Oakmont goalie Bridgette Martin, who was outstanding  between the pipes. Martin allowed one goal despite the fact Marblehead had several great chances.

Hudak said that her team did have a good start and played well. But Oakmont never quit, rallying from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits. Spartan Sarah Craig scored her second goal of the game in the third period to secure a point for the team from Ashburnham.

“(Martin) was excellent, especially early in the game. She seemed to stop everything, she made the initial save and covered it up,” Hudak said.

“We had our chances in this game, we outshot them, we had a lot of odd-man rushes, we kept shooting but she stopped just about everything,” Hudak said. “We had some really, really tough teams on the schedule to start the year, we’re pretty evenly matched with the teams we’re playing now. We have to keep playing hard.”

“The girls are getting better, we just can’t leave any points on the table if we want to get to the state tournament,” Hudak said. “I like how we skated hard all game, it was kind of like a light bulb went off in their heads, play hard and good things will happen.”

After Olivia Fusegni put the Magicians on top by one with 1:44 left in the first period, Sydney Cresta made it 2-0 halfway through the second period. Oakmont’s Craig scored her first goal from Taylor Sheppard with two Marblehead skaters sitting in the penalty box.

Cassidy Driscoll scored 29 seconds into the third period, but once again, Oakmont rallied back to tie it at 2-2. Marblehead responded just 85 seconds later when Cate Delaney made it 3-2.

Craig scored her second goal, another on the power play,  with 10:20 left in the game to tie it.

Marblehead pressed to go ahead. Cresta hit the post behind Martin, and the Magicians had four shots on a late power play of their own. But they could not get that fourth score.

Senior co-captain Brynne O’Connor, who had two assists from the point, said that she and the other captains Fusegni and Lauren Perry have stressed to Marblehead’s younger players that they need every point they can get, if the team wants to achieve their number one pre-season goal, to get back to the state tournament.

“I think that we had a little more drive today than we had in the Medford game,” O’Connor said. “We have to play with a lot of drive if we want to make it to the states, that’s our biggest goal for this season.”

“All the girls were upset about what happened in the Medford game, we did not come out with the fire in that game,” O’Connor said. “We played much better today and we have to keep playing better with that drive every game.”

Oakmont (3-3-1) coach Joelle Vautour said she was pleased that her team kept battling back every time Marblehead went ahead.

“It was a really good game today, I thought it was one of our best all-around games we’ve played this season,” Vautour said. “From the goalie through the defense up to the forwards I thought we played very well and never stopped skating when we got behind.”

Marblehead will be back on the ice next Saturday, on the road, against Lynn-Winthrop.

Fiery photos: Marblehead’s Christmas tree burning

PHOTOS BY PAULA MULLER
Anathea Waitekus films her daughter, Asia Waitekus, at the annual burning of used Christmas trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud puts on gloves Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud puts on gloves Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud keeps an eye on the burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud keeps an eye on the burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud drags a last-minute Christmas tree onto the pile of burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud drags a last-minute Christmas tree onto the pile of burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud throws a late-arriving Christmas tree onto the pile of burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud throws a late-arriving Christmas tree onto the pile of burning trees at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud puts on protective gloves to throw a late-arriving Christmas tree on the burn.Paula Muller

Marblehead Firefighter Timothy Michaud puts on protective gloves to throw a late-arriving Christmas tree on the burn.

Lina and Dounia Pecers-Abbadi of Marblehead squeeze in between the taller people in the crowd to watch the annual burning at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Lina and Dounia Pecers-Abbadi of Marblehead squeeze in between the taller people in the crowd to watch the annual burning at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Norah and Nick Walsh of Marblehead watch the annual burning of used Christmas trees at Riverhead Beach.Paula Muller

Norah and Nick Walsh of Marblehead watch the annual burning of used Christmas trees at Riverhead Beach.

George Ryan and Nat Boyce, both of Marblehead, try toasting marshmallows at the annual burning at Riverhead Beach.Paula Muller

George Ryan and Nat Boyce, both of Marblehead, try toasting marshmallows at the annual burning at Riverhead Beach.

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.Paula Muller

Spectators watch used Christmas tree burn Friday evening at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

A blazing goodbye to Christmas in Marblehead

PHOTO BY PAULA MULLER
A pile of Christmas trees burns at Riverhead Beach in Marblehead.

By BETHANY DOANE

MARBLEHEAD A pillar of smoke rose above the water as more than 300 people young and old gathered for Marblehead’s Feast of the Epiphany Christmas tree burning at Riverhead Beach.

Fire Chief Jason Gilliand estimated that about 400 trees made up the massive blazing mountain at Friday night’s event.

“The Marblehead Environment Conservation, Fire Department, Tree Department, Highway Department and Parks and Recreation Department all teamed together to make the evening a great success that will continue for years to come,” said Gilliand.

Stay tuned for snow

The annual event was halted in 2008 because of construction on the causeway. Last year was the first time since that the tree burning was brought back to life.

Marblehead’s Department of Public Works collected trees from the roadside after Christmas, but some residents took a more hands-on approach, passing their trees to members of the fire department just moments before the burning commenced.

What Gilliand likes most about the event is that “it’s a fantastic family and community event for winter, and everyone has an awesome time.”

William Stevenson, who has lived in Marblehead for 12 years, likes the tree burning even more than the town’s Independence Day fireworks, he said.

“This is a nice, neighborly thing. You see everyone you know and have a sense of nostalgia and small-town ambiance,” Stevenson said.

Left and right, friends greeted one another, giving the sense that the small town is one big family. Parents with their young children, groups of teenagers and lifelong friends spread a sense of togetherness and cheer.

“This is a great tradition to be back in Marblehead,” said Selectman Jim Nye, who attended the event with daughter, Ashley, and childhood friend Jack Attridge.

“Everyone in Marblehead is a childhood friend,” Attridge said. “That’s the best part about the town.”

Growing up, Nye and Attridge attended the Christmas tree burning every year with their families and are thrilled to see the tradition continue for new generations.

From the happy faces in the crowd, the group effort from all the parties involved made the 12th night of Christmas one that residents will not soon forget.

Stay tuned for snow

By LEAH DEARBORN

Treacherous travel conditions are expected late Saturday afternoon and evening with several inches of snow predicted to fall.

The National Weather Service on Friday estimated an 80 percent chance of precipitation for Saturday snowfall. In Lynn, three to five inches of accumulation before 10 p.m. is possible.

Residents should check city and town websites for updated information on parking restrictions and other measures related to road-clearing work.

In Lynn, a parking ban will go into effective Saturday at noon. “Keep an eye on the City of Lynn website,” said DPW Commissioner Andrew J. Hall. “That’s the latest and greatest.”

In Peabody, an emergency parking ban has been declared for Saturday  starting at 8 a.m.

A snow emergency has been declared in Revere and a parking ban begins Saturday at noon.

Swampscott interim town administrator and DPW director Gino Cresta has decided to put a parking ban into effect Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight.

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Some towns in the area have yet to implement emergency snow measures specific to the weekend weather.

Nahant Police Clerk Roz Puleo said the town hasn’t announced any additional parking restrictions on top of the annual winter ban.

“There’s no parking on the street if the plows are out,” said Puleo.

Police Lt. Michael Everett of Marblehead said nothing unusual is in effect for the weekend outside of the typical winter overnight parking ban.

Everett said the town usually only initiates an emergency ban after heavy snowfall when the streets are being cleared.   

The Saugus Police Department was unaware of any extra measures taken to prepare for upcoming snow.

Check community websites for possible parking bans as the weather changes.


Leah Dearborn can be reached at ldearborn@itemlive.com

 

Police log: 1-7-2017

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

Luis Torres, 22, of 12 First Street, Salem, was arrested on a default warrant at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:40 p.m. Thursday at 558 Chestnut St.; at 10:21 p.m. Thursday on The Lynnway ; at 10:44 a.m. Friday at 157 Walnut St.; at 11:47 a.m. Friday at 7 Silver Lake Place.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:13 p.m. Thursday at 361 Essex St.; at 4:48 p.m. at 437 Eastern Ave.; at 5:31 p.m. at 127 Munroe St.; at 6:38 p.m. at 67 Hood St.; at 6:48 p.m. at 49 Linden St.; at 8:22 p.m. at 49 Linden St.; at 10:39 p.m. at 94 Hanover St.; at 11:34 p.m. at 107 Cottage St.; at 11:36 p.m. at 63 Hanover St.; at 11:43 p.m. at 655 Western Ave.; at 1:50 a.m. Friday at 25 Ridge Ave.; at 5:53 a.m. at 9 Milton St.; at 9:52 a.m. at 819 Western Ave.; at 10:36 a.m. at 665 Western Ave.; at 11:32 a.m. at at 38 Hanover St.

A report of a missing person at 4:19 p.m. Thursday at 66 Phillips Ave.; at 9:45 p.m. at 71 B Memorial Park Ave.; at 10:19 p.m. at 100 Magnolia Ave.

A report of neighbor problems at 6:02 p.m. Thursday at 103 Copeland Road.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 6:48 p.m. Thursday at 5 Addison Ave.

A report of trespassing at 6:58 p.m. Thursday at 20 State St.; at 9:34 p.m. at 112 Market St.; at 2:04 a.m. Friday at 35 Market Sq.

A report of a lockout at 8:44 p.m. Thursday at 20 E Highland St.

A report of a 911 hang up at 9:28 p.m. Thursday at 62 Market Sq.

A report of larceny at 10:29 p.m. Thursday at 16 Mildred St.; at 9:06 a.m. Friday at 27 Beyer Pl.

A report of a noise at 2:39 a.m. Friday at 9 Fay St.

A report of a fight at 3:33 a.m. Friday at 27 Union St.

A report of a prowler at 6:29 a.m. Friday at 132 Tracy Ave.

A report of vandalism at 7:11 a.m. Friday at 19 Bessom St.; at 10:02 a.m. Friday at 130 Eastern Ave.

A report of an uninvited guest at 7:50 a.m. Friday at 11 Barrett St.

Police log: 1-6-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of loud kids at 11:58 p.m. Thursday on West Shore Drive.

A report of an accidental 911 call at 12:02 a.m. Friday on Ralph Road.


PEABODY

Complaints

A report of a citizen in need of help at 12:41 p.m. Thursday on Lowell Street.

A report of trash in the street at 12:43 p.m. Thursday on Washington Street.

A report of a car illegally parked at 1:13 p.m. Thursday on Wallis Street. Car was towed.

A report of a parking dispute at 2:51 p.m. Thursday on Oak Street; at 3:21 p.m. On Spring Street.

A report of an intoxicated person at 3:29 p.m. Thursday on Washington Street.

A report of a neighbor dispute at 4:34 p.m. Thursday on Dalton Court.

A report of an unwanted person at 12:09 a.m. Friday on Centennial Drive.

A report of a disturbance at 9:51 a.m. Friday at 210B Andover St.

A report of fraud at 11:41 a.m. Friday at 6 Allens Lane.


REVERE

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:33 a.m. Thursday on North Shore Road ; at 3:04 a.m. on Glover Drive; at 10:16 a.m. on Glover Drive; at 1:24 p.m. on Revere Street; at 4:55 p.m. on Belle Isle Avenue; at 5:59 p.m. on Belle Isle Avenue; at 8:50 p.m. on Sagamore Street.

A report of wire down at 6:31 a.m. Thursday on Newhall Street.

A report of an animal complaint at 7:37 a.m. Thursday on Prospect Avenue.

A report of an unwanted person at 9:24 a.m. Thursday on Broadway; at 10:48 p.m. on American Legion Highway; at 11:33 p.m. on Vinal Street.

A report of larceny at 10:23 a.m. Thursday on Broadway; at 4:41 p.m. on Tapley Place.

A report of a burglary at 12:43 p.m. Thursday on Revere Street.

A report of a missing person at 1:07 p.m. Thursday on Lambert Street.

A report of fraud at 2:22 p.m. Thursday on Dolphin Avenue.

A report of a 911 hang up at 3:15 p.m. Thursday on Shirley Avenue.

A report of shoplifting at 5:57 p.m. Thursday at Target on Furlong Drive.

A report of a blocked driveway at 12:12 a.m. Friday on Highland Street.

A report of a prisoner transport at 8:19 a.m. Friday on Revere Beach Parkway.


SAUGUS

Complaints

A report of a carbon monoxide activation at 3:09 a.m. Thursday at 113 Lincoln Ave. Residents were advised to evacuate.

A report of a dump truck violating noise by-law at 4:40 a.m. Thursday on Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Isa Agalliu,59, no address listed, was arrested and charged with assault and battery at 2:41 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of vandalism at 2:40 a.m. Thursday at 51B Doherty Circle; at 1:05 p.m.at 96 Burpee Rd.; at 3:22 p.m. at 23 Bristol Ave.; at 3:50 p.m. at 36 Essex Ave.; at 4:00 p.m. at 230 Burrill St.

 

Marblehead plans forums on transgender awareness

By BETHANY DOANE

MARBLEHEAD — The Task Force Against Discrimination (TFAD) is making plans for a spring forum on supporting and protecting the transgender community.

TFAD will show a documentary on transgender experiences Sunday, March 26 from 2-4 p.m. in the Marblehead library meeting room followed by a discussion.

“People from other communities are definitely welcome to attend; young adults, parents, anyone and everyone,” said TFAD member Loren Weston.  

TFAD was formed in 1989 to battle anti-Semitism. Its mission is to make Marblehead a community where all are welcome, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background or gender. For the past three years, Marblehead has been awarded membership as a No Place for Hate community and TFAD co-chairman Anne Marie Hunter said the recognition highlights TFAD’s efforts to push for sensitivity training on behalf of all groups targeted by prejudice and bigotry.

Hunter said group members focus on “empowering people to be who they are” through cultivating a safer, more informed and accepting society. She said there is a particularly urgent demand for better understanding and inclusion of LGBTQ community members, including transgender youth.

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TFAD is not the only local organization committed to eliminating bias and bigotry. Marblehead High School teenagers were honored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for their response to anti-Semitic vandalism at the school.

Students raised $8,000 to pay for ADL-sponsored anti-bias training at Marblehead High. They also filmed an informational video with ADL, which has already been viewed in a local synagogue and shown in Sharon Middle School in Sharon, following an incident in that community.

“It is important for the community to be aware that these events are happening here in Marblehead,” Salem State Professor Melissa Kaplowitch said, adding that the TFAD “can have a wonderful effect on the schools and trickle down into the community.”

Updates on the March transgender film showing and discussion will be posted to the Facebook page for Marblehead Task Force Against Discrimination. Further information about North Shore Alliance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth (nAGLY) is available at www.nagly.org, or call (978) 224-2102.

Police log: 1-6-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Jorge Aponte, 36, of 50 President St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug distribution at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday.

William Dembro, 49, of 425 Farrwood Drive, Haverhill, was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation and on warrant charges of unregistered motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 2:56 a.m. Thursday.

Alido Diaz, 23 of 100 Newhall St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield and failure to slow at 2:35 a.m. Thursday.

Dimas Escalante, of 364 Mountain Ave., Revere, was arrested on warrant charges of selling/using/possessing firearm silencers, receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card at 11:17 a.m. Thursday.

Franklin Evans, 33, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Lee Hamilton, 50, of 70 Granite St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and disorderly conduct at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Maxim Mojica, 45, of 50 President St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug distribution at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Sullivan, 33, of 28 Nottingham Court, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 12:38 a.m. Thursday.

James Veloz, 25, of 25 West Green St., was arrested and charged with armed robbery and violation of the open container law at 1:43 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of motor vehicle accident at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 233 Chestnut St.; at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at Goldthwait Street and Western Avenue; at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday at Brimblecom Street and Western Avenue; at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday at 66 Vine St.; at 6:31 p.m. Wednesday at Centre Street and Market Square; at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday at Grosvenor Park and Lynn Shore Drive; at 7:13 a.m. Thursday at 36 Rogers Ave.; at 9:44 a.m. Thursday at 261 Euclid Ave.; at 11:37 a.m. Thursday at Alley and Shepard streets; at 1:34 p.m. Thursday at 11 Chase St.  

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Wyman streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:11 a.m. Thursday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 7:54 a.m. Thursday at Alley and Blossom streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:31 a.m. Thursday on Bessom Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:33 a.m. Thursday at 49 Linden St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 12 p.m. Thursday at 33 Buchanan Circle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Commercial St.; at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Arlington St.; at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday at 280 Union St.; at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday at 50 Central Ave.; at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday at 58 Archer St.; at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday on Lovett Place; at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday at 893 Western Ave.; at 1:12 a.m. Thursday at George’s Roast Beef at 124 Broad St.; at 1:11 p.m. Thursday at 69 N Common St.; at 2:13 p.m. Thursday at 710 Summer St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday on Austin Square; at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday on Savory Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday at 21 Essex Circle; at 12:31 p.m. Thursday at Santander Bank at 35 Market Square; at 2:19 p.m. Thursday at 7 Liberty Square.

A report of a robbery at 1:29 a.m. Thursday at Chestnut and Olive streets.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:25 a.m. Thursday at 3 River St.; at 1:08 p.m. Thursday at 25 Bessom St.; at 1:34 p.m. Thursday at 25 Bessom St.  

Police log: 1-5-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street.

A report of a car into a tree at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday on Humphrey Street. Four people were reported in the car. Two people were taken to North Shore Medical Center.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday on West Shore Drive. A caller reported a suspicious car parked in front of his house for the past hour with someone inside possibly taking pictures. Police spoke with an Uber driver who was waiting for fares in the area.

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PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:23 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School at 485 Lowell St.; at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at 64 Foster St.; at 6:47 a.m. Thursday at 149 Main St.; at 8:08 a.m. Thursday at 2 Walnut St. and 3 Central St.; at 9:23 a.m. Thursday at 137 Lowell St. and 91 Endicott St. One person was taken to Salem Hospital; at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at 70 Endicott St. and 52 Warren St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:09 a.m. Thursday on Pheasant Creek Lane. A car reportedly struck at least three to four parked cars. The driver was taken to Beverly Hospital.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Main St. A caller reported a past breaking and entering by a girlfriend, with entry through a window.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday at Heaven’s Taste at 150 Main St. A caller reported suspicious people in a parking lot looking in cars. A witness reported a stocky male in green flannel.

A report of a disturbance at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Abington Ave.; at 9:41 p.m. Wednesday at Main Street Laundry at 122 Main St.; at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday at 1 Reed Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:27 a.m. Thursday on Silverleaf Way. The male was taken to Lahey Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:41 a.m. Thursday at Marriott Hotel at 8A Centennial Drive. A woman reported her wallet was stolen; at 11:43 a.m. Thursday at Bath & Body Works at 210B Andover St. An employee theft was reported. Shaquilla Rivera, 22, of 14 Adams Court, Apt. 2, Lynn, was summoned for shoplifting $4,400 in merchandise.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday at 5002 Heatherwood Lane. A caller reported damage to her car. Police reported the car was keyed with damage all the way from the front driver’s quarter panel to the rear quarter panel; at 9 a.m. Thursday at Leather City Commons at 77 Lowell St. An officer conducting a city property check of the park discovered the entire chain link fence from Lowell Street to the river had been knocked down and destroyed. The incident is under investigation.


REVERE

Arrests
Jules Romero Ferreira, 18, of 105 Kennedy Drive, Malden, was arrested and charged with larceny from a building at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday at Enterprise Rental Car on American Legion Highway; at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday on Brown Circle; at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident with personal injury at 6:24 p.m. Wednesday at Nahant and Shirley avenues. Manuel Lemus, 38, of 204 Walnut Ave., was summoned for leaving an accident scene of personal injury or death and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday at Seacoast Middle/High School on School Street; at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday on Sumner Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday on Park Avenue; at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday on Winthrop Parkway.

A report of a larceny from a storage container at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday at Public Storage on Ward Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday at Happy Garden on Revere Beach Boulevard.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street; at 6:06 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Street and Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:46 a.m. Wednesday at 43 Lincoln Ave. Police confirmed a break into the home.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday on Butterfield Road.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Cliff Road. A man reported seeing a man and woman walking in the woods, with the woman holding a black rifle with a scope on it. Police reported checking the area and found no signs of the people, but hunting cameras were set up.

A report of a disturbance at 4:57 p.m. Wednesday at Kasabuski Bros. Memorial Arena at 201 Forest St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Warren Road. A man reported four tires were slashed on his vehicle.

Swampscott has sole

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Maggie DiGrande, left, and Gabby LaRiviere put the first of what they hope will be 300 pair of shoes in one of the collection boxes they will have in Swampscott and Marblehead over the next two months.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Two Swampscott High School seniors are collecting new and used shoes as part of a recycling effort to help the community and environment become more sustainable.

Maggie DiGrande and Gabby LaRiviere, both 17, are collecting the shoes as part of a project for their “Green Scholars” class. The pair plans to start collecting today, and intends to donate all of the shoes to Soles 4 Souls, which says it is a not-for-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing.

DiGrande said collection boxes will be set up in four locations: the YMCA in Marblehead, the Jewish Community Center in Marblehead, Swampscott Middle School and Swampscott High School, until the end of February. Their goal is to collect 300 pairs of shoes.

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Depending on the condition of the shoes, they’ll either be distributed to more people, if wearable, or recycled into new shoes. The friends say they’re collecting adult and children’s shoes, but not high heels.

“A lot of people don’t figure you can recycle a lot of shoes,” DiGrande said.

DiGrande said the idea for the project came after they taught middle school students about what could be recycled and what can’t. LaRiviere did some research, found Soles 4 Souls and thought it would be a good idea to pair with them and start a drive of their own.

“It helps because the shoes go to impoverished people,” LaRiviere said. “And everyone can get involved.”

The project allows people to put their shoes to use, DiGrande added.

“Me, personally, I want to see how the community comes together,” she said.


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

Upcoming workshop tries to put away anxiety

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Mental health, and more specifically, anxiety, will be the focus of an upcoming parent and teacher workshop at Swampscott High School.

The workshop, which is open to the public at no charge, will be Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 7-9 p.m. Registration is not required.

The featured speaker is Lynn Lyons, a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of anxious children and their parents, and the co-author with Reid Wilson of “Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children.” She has been featured on television and public radio, including “Katie Couric” and “Morning Edition.”

“Anxiety is a very persistent master; when it moves into families, it takes over daily routines, schoolwork, bedtime and recreation,” reads a description of the event. “To make matters worse, the things that we do intuitively as adults to help and console our anxious children actually make the anxiety stronger.”

The event was paid for by a federal grant for an undisclosed amount obtained by the Swampscott Special Education Department. It will be hosted by the Swampscott Schools Mental Health Task Force and Glover School Parent Teacher Organization in Marblehead.  

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The workshop will discuss concrete strategies parents and educators can use with children and teens to handle anxiety and prevent the development of anxiety and depression later in life.

Cathy Kalpin, school adjustment counselor at Clarke Elementary School and a member of the Mental Health Task Force, said there’s been an effort in the district to get some parent and teacher forums around the issue of an anxiety, because it was something raised during the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, taken by student in grades 6 to 11 last year.

Craig Harris, school psychologist at Swampscott High School, said the survey showed that 25 percent of students at the high school and 18 percent of students at the middle school report that they often or always have a lot of worries that are difficult to control.

Nineteen percent of all students reported they often or always get so nervous during tests that they have a hard time concentrating. The survey also showed that 46 percent of students reported symptoms consistent with a panic attack in the past year, while 22 percent said they experienced three or more in the past year, according to Harris.

Another relevant statistic, Harris said, is that 25 percent of people are estimated to meet the diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder over their lifetime.

Kalpin said anxiety was also identified as an issue when staff was surveyed about problems they had in their classrooms, and it tends to increase in higher grades. She said Lyons will offer some practical approaches to addressing anxiety and some mistakes made in dealing with it.

“Everyone benefits because it’s either about helping them develop their own strategies or helping them to respond to their own moments of anxiety,” Kalpin said. “Oftentimes our instinctual reactions to kids with anxiety is to remove the stress … She can talk about how to push them through it.”

School officials have made mental health a priority. This year, two new programs were introduced at the high school aimed at providing a supportive environment for students suffering from mental or emotional health concerns. Swampscott Integrated for Transition (SWIFT) was designed to address the needs of students reentering school after absences because of serious mental problems or medical illness. The Harbor Program is a special education program for students with emotional disabilities.


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

Police log: 1-5-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Jorge Aurich, of 33 Spring St., was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of larceny and breaking and entering nighttime for a felony at 2:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Craig Ernst, 46, of 555 Summer St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and disorderly conduct at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Paige MacDonald, 26, of 66 Charles St., Quincy, was arrested on warrant charges of OUI drugs, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 11:56 a.m. Wednesday.

Tiffany Miller, of 28 Wickford St., Saugus, was arrested on a warrant at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday.

Corey O’Leary, 35, of 68 South St., was arrested and charged with Class C drug possession at 11:41 a.m. Wednesday.

James Perry, of 16 County Road, Chelsea, was arrested on warrant charges of four counts of larceny, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, unregistered motor vehicle, obstructing firefighting and vandalizing a state building at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday at Joyce and Union streets; at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday at Franklin and Hanover streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:47 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Franklin streets; at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday at O’Callaghan Way and Walnut Street; at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Laighton St.; at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at 19 Union St.; at 8:48 a.m. Wednesday at 901 Western Ave.; at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at McDonalds at 567 Lynnway; at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday at 70 Lafayette Park.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday at 53 Union St.; at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Springvale Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:16 a.m. Wednesday on Central Avenue.

A report of an assault and battery at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday on Chestnut Street.

A report of a sexual assault at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday on Brookline Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday at 5 Albany Terrace; at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at 171 Lewis St.; at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Ridge Ave.; at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday at 39 Coburn St.; at 1:01 a.m. Wednesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 1:19 a.m. Wednesday at 100 Newhall St.; at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday at 8 Lafayette Park.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday on Union Street; at 3:23 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Boston St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday at 8 Wilfred St.; at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Bessom St.

Police log: 1-4-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday on Cornell Road. A caller reported broken glass outside a church and believes someone may have broken in. Police reported broken glass and signs of a break-in.

Complaints

A woman reported she was extremely upset about an encounter with a rude parking lot attendant at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday on Bessom Street. She told police she knew she shouldn’t have parked in the private lot, but was upset that nothing was going to be done about the incident.

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PEABODY

Arrests

Joseph J. Lafratta, 44, of 13 Rose Circle, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and on a warrant at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday at 54 Walnut St. and 2 Upton St.; at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at 48 Lynnfield St. and 2 Cashman Road; at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday at Holden Oil at 91 Lynnfield St.; at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday at Latitude Sports Club at 194 Newbury St. A caller reported a single motor vehicle into a fire hydrant; at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday at Bartholomew Street and 230 Valley Circle; at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday at Luso American Credit Union at 37 Tremont St. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 2 Swampscott Ave. A three car accident was reported. Joseph J. Lafratta, 44, of Peabody was arrested; at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at Turkish Towel at 34 Railroad Ave. A caller reported the supply trailer lock was cut by an apparent bolt cutter.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Friendly’s Restaurant at 250 Andover St.; at 12:08 a.m. Wednesday at 34 Keys Drive; at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Tuckers Court.

A caller reported an unknown person was knocking on her back door maliciously at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Bank of America ATM at 150 Main St. A caller reported finding several ATM cards. She thought the ATM may have been vandalized or possibly broken into. Police reported the machine had been damaged.


REVERE

Arrests

Luana L. Cepeda, 23, of 308 Reservoir Ave., Apt. 2, was arrested on warrants at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Dennis Leonel Ramirez, 24, of 35 Louis St., Apt. B1, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with four counts of Class B drug distribution, three counts of Class A drug distribution and possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute at 1:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6 a.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle; at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday at Harris and Beach streets; at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Towers on Broadway; at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle. Marlucio Alves-Dos Santos, 38, of 60 Temple St., Reading, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday on Charger Street; at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday on Foster Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday on Fenno Street; at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday at Casa Lucia on Lucia Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday at Winthrop Avenue Laundry on Winthrop Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Charlotte L. Levasseur, of 139 Franklin St., Apt. 1, Stoneham, was arrested on warrants at 3:31 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tedeschi at 386 Lincoln Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday at Marshalls at 655 Broadway; at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5 a.m. Tuesday at Red Roof Inn at 920 Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Carlos Beltran, 39, of 126 Garfield Ave., Chelsea, was arrested and charged with strangulation or suffocation, assault and battery and on warrant charges of inhaling glue/toxic substance, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, leaving the scene of property damage, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI drugs at 3:23 a.m. Saturday.

Jorje Gomez-Perez, 28, of 23 Court St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, unregistered motor vehicle and improper operation of a motor vehicle at 5:25 p.m. Saturday.

Jessica Sindo, 28, of 148 Liberty St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, destruction of property, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and OUI liquor second offense at 7:50 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday at Essex and Hanley streets.

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 3:12 p.m. Tuesday on Paradise Road.

 

Monastery brewery falls flat in Swampscott

ITEM FILE PHOTO
Pictured is the entrance to the old Marian Court College.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Plans to convert the former Marian Court College into an Orthodox Christian monastery, with a brewery on site, have been shelved.

Fr. Andrew Bushell, a Marblehead native and executive chairman of St. Paul’s Foundation, a monastic institution of the monks of Mount Athos in Greece, had a purchase agreement in place with the Sisters of Mercy, the current owners of the property at 35 Littles Point Road.

Bushell had until the end of December to close on the property, but did not follow through on what town officials said would have been a $4 million purchase.

“We decided not to move forward with the property,” Bushell said in an email on Tuesday.

Zoning issues brewing on Swampscott waterfront

Alice Poltorick, a spokeswoman for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Northeast Community, said the property didn’t close.  

“He had until the end of the month,” Poltorick said. “No extension (was) asked for or granted … The property is for sale. It’s listed with a broker.”

Gino Cresta, interim town administrator, said Bushell had initially put down a $50,000 payment, and there was another large figure due at the end of December.

“He was waiting to see if he had the support of the town before he put the other part of the significant part of the deposit down,” Cresta said. “He’s not going forward with it.”

Bushell previously said that his decision to complete the purchase of the Marian Court property, also known as White Court, hinged on being able to build a small monastic brewery and cider house on the site, inside of what is now the Mercy Center. Plans also included establishing a warehouse in Lynn or Revere, which would be used for storage and larger deliveries.

Town officials were against the brewery aspect, arguing that zoning bylaws do not allow for one in the residential district where the former college is located. The college closed in June 2015 because of financial difficulties. The only uses allowed in that district without having to obtain a special permit are a single-family dwelling, a religious use, educational use, child care facility, agricultural use or facilities for the sale and production of dairy products from June to September, according to Peter Kane, director of community development.

Leadership sets Swampscott up for 2017

Kane said in a previous interview that a brewery is not identified as an allowed use in Swampscott, and according to the town’s zoning bylaws, if a use is not specified, then it’s not allowed. Bushell argued that the brewery was allowed under the Dover Amendment exemption, the law that exempts agricultural, religious and educational corporations from certain zoning restrictions.

“A number of committees have submitted letters saying they wanted the town to buy the property,” Kane said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “We’d have to go and ask Town Meeting to agree to purchase it.”

Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen, said the board would potentially discuss buying the property at their meeting tonight. She said there’s been a strong interest in town for the property being available for public use.

“I’d love to see that,” Dreeben said. “We’d just have to find a way to swing it financially. If it’s going to be for public use, then the public has to buy it.”

Cresta said there’s been other offers on the Marian Court property, but there are no other purchase agreements in place.

“I think it’s in our best interest to stay involved,” Cresta said. “But I don’t know how much say we can have in a private sale. We can make suggestions.”

The 6.2-acre White Court property is assessed at $7.8 million, including the two buildings and surrounding land, according to land records.

The former college is listed on LoopNet as a “spectacular oceanfront estate property in Swampscott” with CBRE/New England, which calls itself the worldwide leader in real estate services.  

“The property’s idyllic setting is perfect for housing, hospitality, or a continued educational or institutional use,” the listing reads. “Located in the desirable seaside community of Swampscott, 35 Littles Point Road offers investors, owners, developers and collectors a myriad of exciting restoration, adaptive reuse and development options.”


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

Police log: 1-4-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Joel Ayala, 31, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of property damage, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, destruction of property, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and threat to commit a crime at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday.

Michele Cleary, 44, of 31 Settlers Ridge Road, North Andover, was arrested and charged with an unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, number plate violation, possession of a Class C drug and on warrants at 4:11 p.m. Monday.

David Coan was arrested on warrant charges of possession of a Class A drug, shoplifting by asportation and larceny at 8:52 p.m. Monday.

Angel Collazo, 20, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, unarmed assault to rob, possession of a Class C drug and on warrant charges of larceny from person, assault with a dangerous weapon and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 6:31 p.m. Monday.

Bakari Jones, 20, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and unarmed assault to rob at 6:53 p.m. Monday.

Patrick Lynch, of 58 Estes St., was arrested on a warrant charge of uttering a false prescription at 4:12 p.m. Monday.

Mayco Martinez-Rivaz, 24, of 128 Putnam St., Boston, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery in the presence of a police officer, violation of the city knife ordinance, disorderly conduct and on a warrant charge of Class B drug distribution at 2:58 a.m. Tuesday.

Evarisett Rodriguez, of 48 Ashland St., was arrested on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 12:05 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:30 a.m. Monday at 297 Boston St.; at 12:27 p.m. Monday at 148 Fayette St.; at 6:13 p.m. Monday at 46 Lewis St.; at 9:11 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 9:37 p.m. Monday on Wyoma Square; at 11:27 p.m. Monday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:37 p.m. Monday at 770 Western Ave.; at 10:30 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 10:12 a.m. Tuesday at Brotherhood Credit Union at 75 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 6:23 a.m. Tuesday at Andrew and Market streets; at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday at 123 Western Ave.

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 11:46 a.m. Monday on Western Avenue.

A report of an assault at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday on Porter Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:27 a.m. Monday at 48 Allerton St.; at 9:16 p.m. Monday at Atlas Pizza at 120 Broad St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:03 a.m. Monday at Shelter at 100 Willow St.; at 2:20 p.m. Monday at 1 Market St.; at 3:15 p.m. Monday at 28 Lovett Place; at 4:11 p.m. Monday at 137 Alley St.; at 4:19 p.m. Monday at 39 State St.; at 4:49 p.m. Monday at 25 State St.; at 8:08 p.m. Monday at 203 Chatham St.; at 10:19 p.m. Monday at 120 Eutaw Ave.; at 11:15 p.m. Monday at 28 Lovett Place; at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at 491 Washington St.; at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday on Central Square.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:01 a.m. Monday on Granite Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:01 a.m. Monday at 130 Union St.; at 5:13 p.m. Monday at 177 Chatham St.; at 8:51 p.m. Monday at Walmart at 780 Lynnway.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:30 a.m. Monday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 4:08 p.m. Monday at 37 Green St.

A report of a robbery at 9:08 a.m. Monday on Blossom Street; at 12:22 p.m. Monday at 375 Boston St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:41 a.m. Monday at 274 Eastern Ave.; at 10:59 a.m. Monday at Sheldon Street and Eastern Avenue; at 11:29 a.m. Monday at 9 Sheldon St.

A report of vandalism at 8:34 p.m. Monday at 25 Arlington St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:09 p.m. Monday on Old Salem Road.

Complaints

A caller reported a strong odor of gas inside her business and outside at 10:07 a.m. Monday on Washington Street. The caller was advised to leave the building. National Grid responded.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:40 p.m. Monday on Beach Street. A caller reported selling a car and having the check bounce. Police had the buyer bring in the $500 to the police station to avoid being criminally charged.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:45 p.m. Monday on Gerry Street. A caller reported that someone went onto her property and keyed her vehicle.


PEABODY

Arrests

Gilmar Tibaldi, 52, of 119 Mt Vernon St., Malden, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no inspection/sticker at 7:06 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report a motor vehicle accident at 2:45 p.m. Monday at Wet Willy’s at 300 Andover St.; at 6:25 p.m. Monday at 174 Andover St. and 2 Cross St.; at 7:56 p.m. Monday at 2 Andover St. and 91 Endicott St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:49 p.m. Monday at 45 Washington St.; at 6:10 p.m. Monday at Tedeschi Food Shops at 598 Lowell St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:50 p.m. Monday at 170 Newbury St.; at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Coleman St. and 38 Forest St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:59 p.m. Monday at 1 Haskell Place.

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Bob McGee Plumbing and Heating at 647R Lowell St. An employee reported a trailer was stolen.


REVERE

Arrests

Laura P. Baum, 30, Everett, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 8:47 a.m. Monday.

Travis T. Lazare, 26, of 1098 Barbey St., Apt. 2, Brooklyn, New York, was arrested and charged with three counts of failure to stop/yield, failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle, identity fraud, credit card fraud and motor vehicle by-law violation at 7:09 p.m. Friday.

Daniel Maisonneuve, 28, of 625 E 86th St., Brooklyn, New York, was arrested and charged with receiving an improper credit card, identity fraud and larceny at 7:09 p.m. Friday.

Thabo N. Motlalekgosi, 20, of 291 Revere St., Apt. 4, was arrested on a warrant at 8:03 p.m. Monday.

Mark N. Rockland, 56, of 529 Shirley St., Apt. W29, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license and receiving a stolen motor vehicle at 5:37 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:59 a.m. Friday on North Shore Road

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:57 a.m. Friday at American Legion Highway and Hutchinson Street; at 10:29 a.m. Friday at Kappy’s on Bennett Highway; at 1:33 p.m. Friday at Shirley Avenue and Sumner Street; at 4:38 p.m. Friday at Century 21 Hub Realty on Squire Road; at 10:55 p.m. Friday on Winthrop Avenue; at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Fenno Street; at 9:42 p.m. Saturday on Butler Circle; at 11:46 p.m. Saturday at Furlong Drive and Revere Beach Parkway; at 12:26 a.m. Sunday on Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:54 a.m. Sunday at Casa Lucia on Lucia Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:18 p.m. Friday on Avalon Street; at 12:08 a.m. Saturday at Beachmont Train Station on Winthrop Avenue; at 4:06 a.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 4:58 a.m. Saturday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 5:51 a.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Broadway; at 2:58 p.m. Saturday at Sprint on Everett Street; at 5:15 p.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 6:39 p.m. Saturday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 7:19 p.m. Saturday on Ridge Road; at 9:37 p.m. Saturday on Florence Avenue; at 10:06 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 12:18 a.m. Sunday on Harris Street; at 12:43 a.m. Sunday at North Shore Road and Arcadia Street; at 1:11 a.m. Sunday at Wendy’s on Squire Road; at 1:28 a.m. Sunday on Malden Street; at 2:11 a.m. Sunday at Patriot Parkway and Gage Avenue; at 2:40 a.m. Sunday at Las Delicias Colombian on Shirley Avenue; at 3:59 a.m. Sunday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 5:50 a.m. Sunday on Malden Street; at 1:21 a.m. Monday on Roughan Street; at 1:20 p.m. Monday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road; at 10:35 p.m. Monday on Campbell Avenue; at 11 p.m. Monday on Hichborn Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:23 p.m. Friday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 2:44 p.m. Friday at M&S Remodeling Company on Park Avenue; at 7:09 p.m. Friday at Bay Road and Revere Street; at 8:17 p.m. Friday on S Irving Street; at 4:05 p.m. Monday on Hauman Street; at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:23 a.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue; at 12:30 a.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Raymond Road.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Charlotte L. Levasseur, of 139 Franklin St., Apt. 1, Stoneham, was arrested on warrants at 3:31 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:54 a.m. Friday on Salem Turnpike. A caller reported a car into a pole; at 12:39 p.m. Monday at 104 Main St. and 6 Vine St.; at 1:48 p.m. Monday at Broadway and Main Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:54 p.m. Friday at Breakheart Entrance on Lynn Fells Parkway; at 7:14 p.m. Friday at Boston Market at 168 Broadway; at 2:58 p.m. Sunday at Michael’s Crafts at 607 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:53 p.m. Saturday at Square One Mall at 1277 Broadway.

A report of a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle at 8:55 a.m. Sunday at 285 Main St. and 172 Lynn Fells Parkway. Police reported the woman slipped on the ice and was not struck by a car.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:08 a.m. Friday at Cedar Glen Golf Course at 60 Water St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:02 p.m. Saturday at 40 Wonderland Ave. A caller reported the driver and passenger in a car were driving around, getting out of the vehicle and looking at the homes.

A report of a suspicious person at 1:13 a.m. Sunday at 26 Saville St. A caller reported a woman rang her doorbell asking for her to call a taxi and then sat on her steps in the rain. Police reported the woman entered a taxi and left the area.

A report of a disturbance at 5 a.m. Monday at Red Roof Inn at 920 Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:17 a.m. Friday at Panera Bread at 647 Broadway. A caller reported her wallet was stolen and her credit cards were used at Target; at 2:25 p.m. Friday at Best Buy/Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. An employee reported a man stole a JBL speaker and took off in a car; at 1:11 p.m. Saturday at 72 Newhall Ave. A woman reported jewelry missing from her home after a contractor performed worked there

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:14 a.m. Saturday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2 a.m. Saturday at 2 Lenox Ave. A caller reported vandalism to her front window after a group of youths threw something at it. She stated it was an ongoing issue.


SWAMPSCOTT

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:25 p.m. Monday at 56 Jessie St.

Drainage a Pleasant problem in Marblehead

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEAD — Phase 2 of the Pleasant Street drainage project, that will prevent water from leaching out of culverts into nearby basements and increase the flow rate, will move forward this spring, say town officials.

“In short, water will enter the stormwater system faster, be contained in the system and moved out of the drainage system more efficiently, ” said Amy McHugh, superintendent of the Water and Sewer Commission.

To proceed with the second phase, the town was awarded more than $1 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds in 2015.

Funds were initially approved for drainage improvements in the Pleasant Street area at Town Meeting in 2012. The three-phase project was originally designed with a price tag of almost $5 million. Work on Atlantic Avenue, Essex and Spring streets began May 2013 and was completed during the summer of 2014.

McHugh said Phase 2 includes two types of construction, trenchless technology and classic improvement. Trenchless work began during the fall, when a 33-inch concrete pipe running from Sewall to Pleasant streets had a structural liner inserted.

McHugh said the stone culvert located in the easement on Pleasant Street will have a cement liner placed during the spring. Stone culverts that are more than 100 years old will be upgraded next summer and replaced with 48-inch pipe on School and Pleasant streets.

Approximately 700 feet of aged drainage infrastructure will be replaced on Pleasant Street between Spring and Anderson streets, McHugh said. Catch basins will also be added on Pleasant Street at the Bessom Street intersection.

Town Administrator John McGinn said the project was undertaken because under certain weather conditions, there would be flooding in the allotted areas and lots of water would go into those buildings.

McHugh said Phase 3 is scheduled for final design and construction after the second phase is completed. Drainage problems on Evans Road and Roosevelt Avenue will be addressed.


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

Police log: 1-3-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Javier Bello, 21, of 8 Cleveland St., was arrested and charged with two counts of alcohol from an open container a motor vehicle, OUI liquor, OUI drugs, marked lanes violation and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 6:20 a.m. Monday.

Nina Burns, of 16 Essex Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 12:03 p.m. Friday.

Mariano Delossantos Cruz, 25, of 501 Washington St., was arrested and charged with no inspection/sticker, drug possession with intent to distribute and motor vehicle lights violation at 6:32 p.m. Sunday.

Barry Duane, 61, of 25 Hamilton Ave., was arrested and charged with shoplifting at 1:54 p.m. Saturday.

Katrina Freeman, 26, of 66 Astor St., was arrested and charged with destruction of property and assault and battery on a police officer at 12:27 a.m. Sunday.

Kelsey Godin, 23, of 100 Timson St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, unregistered motor vehicle and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 12:18 a.m. Saturday.

Pamela Hurley, of 534 Essex St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class C drug possession, breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 2:48 p.m. Sunday.

Jesus Martinez was arrested on a warrant charge of shoplifting at 1:49 a.m. Sunday.

Nolan Morel, 25, of 40 Endicott St., was arrested and charged with malicious wanton property defacement and attempt to commit a crime at 8:53 p.m. Saturday.

Anthony Muniz, 29, of 110 Whittum Ave., Springfield, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and leaving the scene of property damage at 12:56 a.m. Saturday.

Manauris Munoz, 31, of 71 Michigan Ave., was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law at 12:14 a.m. Monday.

Sabrina Smith, 41, of 50 South Common St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense and resisting arrest at 1:19 a.m. Sunday.

Richard Stringer, 34, of 21 Grove St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:28 a.m. Friday at Nickey’s Pizza at 64 Lynnfield St.; at 10:32 a.m. Friday at 182 Commercial St.; at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at 395 Essex St.; at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at 32 Market Square; at 1:31 a.m. Sunday at 550 Lynnfield St.; at 1:37 a.m. Sunday at 707 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:48 p.m. Friday at 29 Arlington St.; at 3:39 p.m. Friday at Spencer Street and Western Avenue; at 6:28 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Mansfield Street; at 10:05 p.m. Friday at Beacon Hill Avenue and Washington Street; at 11:58 p.m. Friday at 50 Parkland Ave.; at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 634 Eastern Ave.; at 2:03 p.m. Saturday at Compare Supermarket at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 3:21 p.m. Saturday at Burger King at 108 Boston St.; at 9:28 p.m. Saturday at 16 City Hall Square; at 10:33 p.m. Saturday on Wyoma Square; at 10:44 p.m. Saturday at 353 Eastern Ave.; at 12:22 a.m. Sunday at 14 Rockaway Court; at 12:44 a.m. Sunday at Orthodox at 54 South Common St.; at 1:12 a.m. Sunday at 18 Linwood Road; at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at Mall Street and Western Avenue; at 8:23 a.m. Sunday at Hanover and Washington streets; at 10:38 a.m. Sunday at 39 Baker St.; at 4:16 p.m. Sunday at 35 Washington St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:27 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens at 290 Broadway; at 8:39 p.m. Saturday at 174 Broad St.; at 11:33 p.m. Saturday at 98 S Common St.; at 11:49 p.m. Saturday at Broad and Newhall streets; at 7:36 a.m. Sunday at 89 Tracy Ave.  

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 1:38 p.m. Sunday on Broad Street.

A report of an assault at 2:35 p.m. Sunday on Arlington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:21 a.m. Friday at 371 Summer St.; at 6:59 p.m. Friday at 683 Lynnfield St.; at 8:32 p.m. Saturday at 21 Endicott St.; at 1:14 p.m. Sunday at 42 W Baltimore St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:37 a.m. Friday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.; at 11:08 a.m. Friday at 811 Lynnway; at 1:50 p.m. Friday at 149 Broad St.; at 2:04 p.m. Friday at Blossom Street and Neptune Boulevard; at 5:52 p.m. Friday at 56 Mudge St.; at 5:54 p.m. Friday on Lynnway; at 6:08 p.m. Friday at 285 Lynn Shore Drive; at 7:03 p.m. Friday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 7:31 p.m. Friday at Centro Liquors at 395 Essex St.; at 7:45 p.m. Friday at 24 Houghton St.; at 7:53 p.m. Friday at 454 Essex St.; at 12:12 a.m. Saturday at 43 Childs St.; at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at 190 Franklin St.; at 12:37 a.m. Saturday at 124 Broad St.; at 1:04 a.m. Saturday on Hart Street; at 1:56 a.m. Saturday at 53 Arlington St.; at 2:13 a.m. Saturday at 77-79 Chestnut St.; at 3:31 a.m. Saturday on Shorey Street; at 3:39 a.m. Saturday at McDonalds at 60 Boston St.; at 11:34 a.m. Saturday at 49 Memorial Park Ave.; at 1:08 p.m. Saturday at Fayette and Olive streets; at 9:05 p.m. Saturday at Chatham Street and Williams Avenue; at 11:55 p.m. Saturday at 65 Astor St.; at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at 397 Eastern Ave.; at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at 7 Moulton St.; at 1:05 a.m. Sunday at 474 Chestnut St.; at 2:01 a.m. Sunday at 22 Kirtland St.; at 2:13 a.m. Sunday at 375 Boston St.; at 2:44 a.m. Sunday at 51 Laighton Terrace; at 3:01 a.m. Sunday at 23 Houston St.; at 3:39 a.m. Sunday at 183 Chestnut St.; at 3:43 a.m. Sunday at 21 Grove St.; at 4:23 a.m. Sunday at 119 Henry Ave.; at 4:27 a.m. Sunday at 39 Wilfred St.; at 4:54 a.m. Sunday at 38 Hanover St.; at 6:11 a.m. Sunday at 601 Boston St.; at 12:24 p.m. Sunday at 161 Broad St.; at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 195 Union St.; at 2:34 p.m. Sunday at 28 Arlington St.; at 3:48 p.m. Sunday at China Lion at 6 Market St.; at 8:01 p.m. Sunday at 95 Hanover St.; at 8:46 p.m. Sunday at 41 Light St.; at 11:23 p.m. Sunday at 632 Boston St.; at 11:51 p.m. Sunday at Euphoria Night Club at 130 Union St.

A report of a gunshot at 3:04 a.m. Sunday at 631 Eastern Ave.; at 4:03 a.m. Sunday on Tilton Terrace.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:36 p.m. Friday on Webster Street.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 1:03 p.m. Friday at 61 Baker St.; at 5:29 p.m. Sunday at 86 Warren St.

A report of a larceny at 2:28 p.m. Friday at 134 Western Ave.; at 4:03 p.m. Friday at 38 Market St.; at 4:13 p.m. Friday at 7-Eleven at 264 Essex St.; at 6:44 p.m. Friday at 176 Ocean St.; at 2:08 p.m. Saturday at 297 Chatham St.; at 7:20 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 10:59 p.m. Saturday at 139 Western Ave.; at 4:47 p.m. Sunday at 429 Washington St.; at 5:12 p.m. Sunday at 124 Central Ave.

A report of a robbery at 9:06 p.m. Saturday at 196 Essex St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:13 a.m. Saturday at 9 Milton St.; at 7:19 p.m. Sunday at 43 Childs St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:26 a.m. Saturday at 355 Summer St.; at 9 a.m. Saturday at 127 Washington St.; at 10:21 a.m. Saturday at 130 Eastern Ave.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Devon Kole Karvala, 23, of 130 Jersey St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 9:50 a.m. Friday.

Complaints

A report of unattended bikes in the woods at 2:21 p.m. Sunday on West Shore Drive. A caller reported she was driving by and noticed two bikes with helmets in the woods between West Shore Drive and the Tower School. Police reported while they were checking the area, two kids approached and stated they were playing in the area and the bikes were theirs.

Fire

A report of a garage fire at 8:31 a.m. Sunday on Vine Street. A caller reported seeing her neighbor’s garage on fire. Police reported paints and solvents in the building. The scene was cleared around 10:41 a.m.


PEABODY

Arrests

Marlon J. Gillard, 35, of 29 Oakland St., Salem, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 12:46 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:48 p.m. Sunday at Big Y at 637 Lowell St.; at 3:35 p.m. Sunday at 230 Andover St. and 82 Prospect St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:01 p.m. Sunday at 4 Lincoln Road. A caller reported someone may have broken into the basement. An officer reported after a thorough search of the entire house, there were no other occupants.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:08 p.m. Sunday on Littles Lane; at 10:55 p.m. Sunday at 116 Foster St.

A report of an open window at 8:17 a.m. Monday at Welch School at 50 Swampscott Ave. Police reported checking the interior of the school.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:51 a.m. Monday on Reynolds Road. A caller reported two males not familiar to the area hanging out. Police reported nothing was found in the area; at 1:53 p.m. Monday at Sports Medicine North at 1 Orthopedic Drive. A man looking into motor vehicles was reported.


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:37 p.m. Sunday at 1002 Paradise Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:15 p.m. Sunday on Blaney Street.

Marblehead logs another bizarre year

By GAYLA CAWLEY

As the new year rolls around, it is time for reflection on the events of 2016. For some, those events are chronicled in The Item’s police log.

We present some of our favorite entries from the past year.

To the police, thank you for all that you do.

Marblehead, Jan. 2  

An Elm Street caller stated that her neighbors have been harassing her by calling her names, screaming at her and believed they were “shining a laser into the window” at her.

Marblehead, Jan. 4

A Front Street caller reported a man threw pieces of dog poop at her while she was walking her dog.

Peabody, Jan. 13

A Beckett Street caller reported a burglary attempt. The caller stated a male party wearing a black facemask, Michael Jordan black sweater, black pants, black cotton gloves, black Air Jordan sneakers with maroon on the sole left her apartment when she came home. He stated he was looking for “Billy” and “he didn’t take anything.” The caller stated the man took off his shoes prior to entering her apartment.

Swampscott, Jan. 15

Police received a call for suspicious activity at the Walgreens on Paradise Road. The caller reported a man in a white van with roof racks on it asked her if she would like to participate with him and his wife in a sexual relationship. There was no further interaction.

Lynnfield, Jan. 16

A Chatham Street caller reported someone rang her doorbell and left behind two hamsters in a box on her doorstep.

Marblehead, Jan. 26

A Green Street caller reported a neighbor walking out with a one-gallon bucket and dumping it into the drain. She thought it might be human waste as the house may not be in the proper condition to live in. An officer reported it was water he was using to rinse his cement bucket.

Peabody, Feb. 3

A mailman reported a Bartholomew Street resident let him into his house because the wild, aggressive turkeys were chasing him and pecking at him. The mailman safely returned to his truck with the assistance of the Animal Control officer.

Saugus, Feb. 3

The manager of Applebee’s on Broadway reported there was a white male acting strangely in the parking lot and was climbing a tree.

Marblehead, Feb. 20

A Pleasant Street caller reported a suspicious man came to his door and asked if he could come in and charge his cell phone. The caller stated the man was pushy. An officer reported the man also came into the station to ask if he could charge his cell phone. The man stated he uses Swampscott as a home base. He stated “I’ve been to several other houses and no one else has called you guys.” When asked if he thought it was unusual for a stranger to approach a residence and ask to use a cell phone charger, he stated “nope.” He denied asking the caller if he could enter the residence. The man was advised to leave and stop his activity. He was told where the bus stop was. He said he knew where it was since he has been working in Marblehead for 10 years.

Peabody, Feb. 21

A Mill Street caller reported that someone broke into her apartment the previous week and urinated on the floor.

Marblehead, Feb. 26

A Front Street caller reported a man in a vest with a leather coat under it and a hat on that had been on the beach acting weird for 20 minutes. The man had allegedly urinated out in public. An officer reported the party was collecting rocks for the aquarium and was advised not to do so. There was no observation regarding the urination.

Marblehead, March 1

A Franklin Street resident was looking for advice. The woman reported she has a rape whistle and would like to know what the procedure is, should she need to use the whistle.

Marblehead, March 7

A Rose Avenue caller reported her husband was having a nightmare. The woman called 911 and when asked what the problem was, she asked her husband what was wrong and he told her he was having a dream. She related she thought he was dying because he was yelling.

Marblehead, March 7

A Buena Vista Road caller reported annoying phone calls. A woman reported receiving a bunch of anonymous phone calls with just heavy breathing on the other end. The woman called back and stated that she knows who the person was and everything is fine.

Marblehead, March 9

A report of two complaints in the vicinity of Smith Street. A caller stated she has two complaints regarding her experience on the tracks. The first she relayed was that she was out for a jog and she encountered not one, but two dogs that were not on leashes and that almost bit her. She stated the dogs were medium-sized and the owners were not too far behind. Her second complaint was that when she got to the crosswalk on Smith Street, she was almost struck by a woman driving and not paying attention. She stated that while it occurred, an “undercover cop car” in the post office parking lot “witnessed what happened” and did not do anything. She stated the car was a white SUV that had blue plates with the word “police” written on it. She stated that this all occurred sometime between 9 and 10 a.m. that morning.

Lynnfield, March 12

A Salem Street caller reported he had his land surveyed. His neighbors were unhappy with this and removed all the lines the surveyor put up.

Swampscott, March 13

A Bates Road caller reported an unknown person sleeping on the lawn just after 11:30 a.m.. The person was a salesman from Andersen Windows.

Saugus, March 20

A Kelly’s Roast Beef manager reported a man dressed as Jesus running in and out of traffic on Route 1 South at 11:53 p.m. An officer reported the man was a Malden Catholic fan celebrating a win and left.

Peabody, March 23

A report of three teens harassing wild turkeys at 6:15 p.m. at Welch School on Swampscott Avenue.

Swampscott, March 28

A Walker Road caller reported a huge raccoon was trying to get into his home through a vent on the roof at 6:06 a.m.

Swampscott, April 5

A Pine Hill Road caller said she tried to back out from her driveway and a turkey would not move for her to back out. Every time she tried to back out, the turkey moved to her rear wheel. She was afraid and did not want to run him over.

Saugus, April 16

A disturbance was reported at the IHOP on Broadway at 5:20 a.m. A caller reported another customer assaulted him and threw hot sauce on him before leaving in a BMW. An officer reported a small cup of hot sauce was thrown at the man and the suspect fled prior to his arrival.

Lynnfield, April 21

A caller reported people yelling at each other in the parking lot at Lynnfield Commons on North Broadway at 5:13 a.m. An officer reported a fox in the back parking lot squealing every few minutes.

Saugus, April 24

A report of 10 ducks trying to cross Route One Northbound near the Boston Market on Broadway at 7:53 a.m. Sunday. Police reported the call was unfounded.

Saugus, April 30

A road rage incident was reported at Winter and Central streets. A caller reported a woman threw an iced coffee through her window at her while they were at the rotary in Cliftondale Square.

Peabody, May 5

A Chase Circle caller reported two mallard ducks in a pool. The caller was advised to shoo them away or let them leave on their own.

Peabody, May 10

A suspicious motor vehicle was reported at 3:01 a.m. at Speedway on Lowell Street. A clerk reported there was a red vehicle sitting at the pump for about an hour. An officer checked and the woman thought it was a full service station.

Marblehead, May 27

A Stramski Way caller reported cocaine bags and condoms were left on her property. She also reported illegal drug activity on her street.

Peabody, May 31

A North Central Street caller reported three cows in the backyard shortly before 5 p.m. The caller later stated there were 10 to 12 cows now loose. Officers assisted the staff of Dunajski Dairy in bringing the cows back to their pen.

Peabody, May 31

A Veterans Memorial Drive caller reported a neighbor was chasing after her kids with a stick at 6:48 p.m.

Saugus, June 19

An employee at Panera Bread on Broadway reported that a customer complained about a drink and then proceeded to throw drinks at the employee. An officer was told by the manager that this was caused by a wrong drink order. The customer threw the drinks behind the counter and stormed off.

Marblehead, June 21

A Lincoln Park caller reported he was having a problem with his neighbor around 4:30 p.m. He was trying to grill and there was a neighbor who was moving his grill and spraying his wife with a hose.

Peabody, June 26

A report of a woman walking around outside without sneakers shortly after 10 p.m. at the U.S. Post Office on Wallis Street. An officer transported her to the sneakers’ location.

Marblehead, July 2

A woman reported that while her boat was on its private dock on Hunsley Lane, it appeared that someone had been on it and moved all kinds of things around on the boat. Nothing was taken, but just moved around. Her husband then got on the phone to say that he had read something about “The Arranger,” a person who was going into people’s homes on the neck and moving things around. He also said that his daughter had seen someone standing on their boat but didn’t call police at the time it happened.

Marblehead, July 2

A report of a drone hovering over the porch at 12:30 p.m. on Goodwins Court. A frantic woman called reporting a drone was hovering over her deck for two minutes. She said “a crime could happen” and that it was “an invasion of privacy.” She didn’t want a police response or her name in the paper. She also didn’t want her father to know about the drone as it was her parents’ property.

Saugus, July 4

A Clifton Street caller reported he believed his neighbor shot out the window to his vehicle with a BB gun. An officer reported two BB shots to the window, but was unable to speak with the neighbor.

Marblehead, July 6

A West Shore Drive woman called shortly after 2 p.m. to say that she couldn’t find her husband. She said she was watching television and didn’t have a concept for how long she hadn’t seen him for. Her husband was located in the garage cleaning his car.

Peabody, July 10

A caller reported there was a suspicious motor vehicle in the area of the post office on Essex Center Drive shortly before 11 p.m. An officer spoke with the people in the vehicle, who were driving around the parking lot catching Pokemon Go characters.

Marblehead, Aug. 5

A caller reported kite surfers came toward her “aggressively” three or four times while she was swimming at the beach on Ocean Avenue at 6:43 p.m. She said she felt threatened.

Peabody, Aug. 8

A Martinack Avenue man reported he disposed of a dead bat in his house after coming home from vacation. He stated that his friend, and their cat, were house sitting at the time and the cat may have killed the bat.

Marblehead, Aug. 10

A report of a woman throwing a bucket of water at another female at 11:21 a.m. Pleasant Street. The woman denied throwing water at the caller. The woman called back to say that when the other female threw the dog water at her, it caused her eyes to turn all red. She said she spent eight hours at the doctor yesterday for her eyes and that she is going blind in her left eye. She declined medical attention.

Marblehead, Aug. 19

A Pleasant Street caller reported she was being evicted and said the son of the dog groomer tells her “FU” every time he sees her so she does not go out much. She stated he comes every day and scratches her car. She called complaining that in the paper, it was reported as a glass of water that was thrown at her. She said it was a whole bucket and she was covered from head to toe. She said it was not fair to say that in the paper and wants it changed. She was told by police that they do not write the newspaper. She said her eyes were still bothering her, but she had still not gone for any medical attention, as she was having her class reunion.

Marblehead, Aug. 20

A report of pokemon causing a disturbance at 3:30 p.m. on Lighthouse Lane. A caller reported his wife is a light sleeper and nightly, there are huge groups of people playing pokemon at the lighthouse. He requested that the gates get locked nightly. He said there is no lock on the chain and people just loosen the chain and go into the park.

Peabody, Aug. 22

A caller reported a vagrant bathing in the sink at Sunshine Laundry on Foster Street shortly before 10:30 a.m. He was described as a very dirty man who comes to the store frequently to bathe in the sink.

Marblehead, Aug. 27

A report of terrible music at 6:34 p.m. on Cloutmans Lane. A caller reported he was “listening to the worst music of his entire life” coming from across the ocean. He would like it noted and understood that nothing could be done.

Marblehead, Aug. 28

A Elm Street caller reported she has photographs of people who are shining laser beams at her house. She stated it’s an ongoing issue and has been speaking to her attorney about it.

Saugus, Sept. 3

A report of an aircraft accident at 11:36 a.m. on Salem Turnpike. A caller reported witnessing a small plane crash into the marsh on 107 Southbound. The owner retrieved the model plane from the marsh area. An officer reported a large model, unmanned airplane that crashed into the marsh.

Swampscott, Sept. 7

A Kings Beach Terrace homeowner reported someone was trying to break into his house shortly before 11 p.m. and he beat them up.

Marblehead, Sept. 9

A caller reported two drunks fighting outside the riptide on Pleasant Street shortly before 11:30 p.m. and heading toward the monument. One had a British accent and the other was in a suit.

Marblehead, Sept. 18

An Elm Street caller told police she finally got photos of the people responsible for shooting the light ray guns at her. She wanted to show the pictures to an officer after she got them developed.

Lynnfield, Sept. 18

A report of a german shepherd roaming the halls of a building at 2:39 p.m. at Lynnfield Commons at 375 North Broadway. The owner was located.

Marblehead, Sept. 26

A Maverick Street caller reported that kids were outside playing shortly after 4:30 p.m. and they were “ruining his right to quiet enjoyment.” He was told that police would not tell kids at that hour not to play outside because it’s not unreasonable for them to be out at that time.

Marblehead, Oct. 4

A Stonybrook Road caller reported that overnight, someone smeared a hamburger all over his son’s truck. The rear window and driver’s side were covered in condiments. The buns were on the roof and the windshield.

Marblehead, Oct. 18

An Elm Street woman sent police photos showing evidence of the neighbors shining lasers into her apartment. Officers investigated and found that it was a metallic, purple pinwheel inside of the apartment, which shines a purple beam when the sun hits it. An officer took photos and spun the pinwheel around so the sun no longer hits it. Police also took photos of the outside of the house, which show that the window is completely obstructed by bushes, as is the window of the house she alleges is shining the laser at her house.

Saugus, Oct. 18

A caller who wished to remain anonymous stated he went to the Red Roof Inn on Broadway to get a massage around 10 p.m. and when he got to the room, the woman was offering a different service.

Marblehead, Oct. 24

An Elm Street woman stated that she wanted to call and vent that she believes that all of the officers who have spoken to her about the “lasers that are being shot into her house” are not taking her seriously. She stated that it is happening again and that she will be contacting her lawyer about the issue. A man called and said he encountered the woman on the street and approached her to have a conversation about her screaming at 4:30 a.m. He reported that she told him that she is trying to get the neighbors to stop “shooting proton laser beams into the house” and that she knows “the lasers are from the Israelis.”

Peabody, Oct. 30

A Tara Road caller reported her neighbor was using a leaf blower to maliciously blow leaves onto her property.

Marblehead, Nov. 1

A person came into the police station with a photo of a picture of a man’s face that was taped to a tree on Tioga Way. There were no words on it.

Marblehead, Nov. 9

A Hawthorn Road caller reported a worker was delivering oil and had his dog with him shortly before 10:30 a.m. The caller stated that the dog got out of the oil truck and urinated on his lawn. The man asked the delivery man not to let his dog do that again. He replied “welcome to Marblehead,” upsetting the caller.

Marblehead, Nov. 29

A caller reported someone on Intervale Road had the American flag turned upside down. He felt it was because they were protesting the election results, but added that it is a distress signal and felt someone should go and check on them. An officer reported the house was actually on Brimblecomb Avenue, but no one was home.

Marblehead, Dec. 9

A Lincoln Park resident complained that a neighbor’s bushes were blocking and obstructing her driveway. An officer reported the woman doesn’t like the bushes and was told there was no police issue.

Marblehead, Dec. 27

A caller reported strange activity at Abbot Street and Abbot Court shortly before 2 p.m., stating that a car pulled up and people were pointing at houses. They then pulled farther up the street, got out and started going door to door. Police reported they were Jehovah’s witnesses.


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

First Night a first for Swampscott

PHOTO BY SCOTT EISEN
Acrobat Li Liu performs at Swampscott’s First Night festivities Saturday. More photos on Look!, page A8. 

By ADAM SWIFT

SWAMPSCOTT — Nearly 500 people turned out for the town’s inaugural First Night celebration at Swampscott High School Saturday and given the reaction to the family friendly event, no one expects it to be the last.

First Night Swampscott is an idea that’s been in the works for some time, according to Danielle Strauss, recreation director.

“When my kids were really young, we would have to pack them in the car and bring them into Boston for First Night,” said Strauss. “I really felt that there should be no need to do that and that we could do something in Swampscott.”

With an expanded event’s budget for the recreation department this year, Strauss said the first thing on her to-do list was to take First Night Swampscott from an idea to a reality.

Saturday’s event ran from 2-6 p.m., with arts and crafts projects, a photo booth, a balloon drop and well-received performances from Chinese acrobat Anna Lee, magician Mike Bent with his AbraKidabra show and the Rainforest Reptile Show.

Bent had his young crowd laughing and oohing and ahhing in amazement as he put his own spin on some magic classics (the quarter behind the ear gag), and seemed surprised by his own powers to make the peanut butter and the jelly containers switch places.

Swampscott resident Donald Waugh and his daughter Hannah, 3, were busy at the arts and crafts table in the cafeteria.

“She’s extra excited about the animal show, and about the arts and crafts,” said Waugh. “There’s a great sense of community, getting everyone together.”

Marblehead resident Kevin Hayden agreed that First Night Swampscott, with the attendance heavy on children and young children, was a great way to bring New Year’s fun closer to home.

“There are lots of family friendly activities indoors,” he said. “It’s great to see the support from the community and to see friends and be social.”

Strauss said she was happy to see a good turnout for the event.

“It’s a great way for a family to spend an afternoon for New Year’s Eve,” she said. “The turnout has been great.”

A cool way to start the year

PHOTO BY SCOTT EISEN
The Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott was Sunday.

By ADAM SWIFT

SWAMPSCOTT — Compared to some years, it was downright toasty for the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach on New Year’s Day.

Still, it takes a special brand of commitment to take a dip in the Atlantic when the wind is whipping and the thermometer is hovering around 40 degrees.

“It’s a really fun community event,” said Jill Hartmann, whose husband Mike helped start the event 11 years ago. “There’s a core group who has been doing this every year.”

While there was a definite chill in the air Sunday morning, as is to be expected in January, Hartmann said it was a big improvement over the year when the temperature hovered around a bone-chilling 20 degrees below zero.

Hundreds of polar plungers of all ages lined the shore as the countdown began.

For Marblehead’s Braiden Kilroy, 11, this is the second year he’s taken the plunge.

“My dad does it every year, so now I come to do it, too,” he said.

His dad, Dave, said the polar plunge is a great way to start the new year.

“It’s the right way to start the year with a refreshing dip,” said Dave Kilroy. “Later today, I’ll be taking a 45-minute ocean swim.”

Pat O’Neill of Swampscott was doing his best to keep warm before the plunge, and didn’t seem like the type who would be adding an additional ocean swim to his day’s activities.

“It’s for a good cause,” he said. “I’m not really much of a winter person, so this kind of shocks me into it.”

The Annual Polar Bear Plunge is sponsored by the Swampscott Yacht Club and has raised more than $100,000 for local charities over the years, according to Hartmann. This year’s dip raised money for the Swampscott school district’s newly created SWIFT and HARBOR programs and the Russell J. Hopkins Children’s Fund.

Two of the younger swimmers, Geneva Kelleher, 7, and Elizabeth Curry, 6, were quick to bundle up to counteract their chattering teeth after running out of the Atlantic.

“I’m glad I did it but it was really chilly,” said Kelleher.

The Swampscott polar plungers weren’t the only ones to get cold and wet for a good cause on New Year’s Day.

In Nahant, they were “Freezin’ for a Reason” at Short Beach.

The Lynn event was organized by George and Stephanie Sonia, and Patricia, Mario and Nicholas Capano. This year, funds will be donated to “Homes for Our Troops,” which builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured veterans post 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

Marblehead is ready for 2017

By GAYLA CAWLEY

MARBLEHEAD — Significant renovations to the Marblehead Community Center and the first floor of the Abbot Public Library were two of the year’s highlights and accomplishments cited by Marblehead town officials.

Town Administrator John McGinn said the community center project was undertaken partly for a more equitable distribution of space between the Council on Aging and the Recreation and Parks Commission, since both have offices there.

The $85,000 renovation, started in the spring and completed in November, included the installation of air conditioning in meeting rooms and improved meeting space. McGinn said a space study was completed to see how the building could be better used.

McGinn said the library’s renovated children’s room and large meeting room on the first floor was a  $220,000 project completed with trust fund money donated to the library. The children’s room received new flooring and the town is also looking at further repairs for the library.

“There’s sort of a much more inviting look to the place than there was before,” he said.

McGinn said he was also happy with the four historic documents that were unveiled last spring, which dated to revolutionary times. The documents are on display in the selectmen’s room at Abbot Hall.

Documents included a letter from George Washington to the inhabitants of the town of Marblehead in 1789, Elbridge Gerry’s letter to the selectmen accepting an appointment to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress in 1774, Paul Revere’s letter to Jonathan Glover and the selectmen attempting to procure surplus cannon from the town, written in 1787, and a resolution of the Massachusetts General Court Senate and House relative to a Marblehead petition, signed by John Hancock and Samuel Adams, written in 1784.

Another highlight, McGinn said, was the purchase of a fire pumper truck. In May, the town approved a $620,000 fire truck, which he said should be delivered next spring.

He said the town also had its AAA bond rating from Standard and Poor’s reaffirmed last August for the eighth consecutive year, which allows Marblehead to borrow at lower interest rates. Marblehead was one of just 46 of the 351 communities across Massachusetts to achieve the rating, the highest possible from Standard and Poor’s, a crediting agency.

McGinn said another highlight was progress on the renovation of the Elbridge Gerry School. Town Meeting members approved funding a $750,000 feasibility study last May, which allows the Gerry School Building Committee to follow the process required by the Massachusetts School Building Authority. Voters approved the ballot initiative a month later. The state will pay about $243,525 for the study, with taxpayers responsible for $506,475.

The K-1 school has never been improved since it was built in 1906. The project would have to be approved at Town Meeting in 2018. Construction options would be considered after the study’s completion, which could take up to two years.

McGinn said the town is looking at options that would involve combining the school with Coffin School, or combining Gerry, Coffin and Bell School.

Landfill capping, an ongoing project for several years, wrapped up in November. The landfill closure began in 2014 and accounts for more than $17 million of the $23 million allocated for the Marblehead transfer station upgrade.

Marblehead entered into a consent decree with the state Department of Environmental Protection to cap and close the landfill in the early 2000s. Before the capping, the town hadn’t landfilled material since 1975.

The town’s existing landfill was constructed in the 1930s and the incinerator was built in 1950. During those years, there was open pit burning, with material, including products containing lead and heavy metals, brought on site, burned and placed in the landfill.

The Woodfin Terrace transfer station is also slated for demolition. Most of the 1950 building was razed last spring, but the trash compactor is still in place. The bidding process for a new transfer station isn’t expected to begin until next spring.

After more than a decade, William Pattison Landing, the town’s newest pier opened. The $370,000 project at Stramski Way and West Shore Drive was previously referred to as Stramski Pier, for the family that owned the surrounding park before the town bought it.

The pier, which provides access to Salem Harbor from West Shore Drive, was named after William Pattison, a former member of the Harbors and Waters Board. Pattison was passionate about the project. He died in 2010 and never saw its completion.

To complete the project, a permit was required from the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, which couldn’t be issued until the completion of a $12.5 million sewer pipe replacement, which connects the Stramski area underneath the harbor to South Essex Sewerage District’s treatment facilities in Salem.

The controversial Marblehead Mariner project, which would have been the town’s first assisted living facility, was denied by the Zoning Board of Appeals last May. The ZBA rejected a special permit for the facility, which was the final approval needed for the developers, Coastal Streets and Harbor Street Development.

Board members said the application was rejected because the design was too large and incompatible with the neighborhood. The facility would have been built on Pleasant Street, and would have included 87 apartments on a 4.5-acre site. It would have featured parks, walking paths, seating areas, patios and gardens.

Phil Helmes, one of the developers, serves as chairman on the town’s Planning Board, which granted site plan review approval. The developers filed an appeal of the ZBA decision with the Massachusetts Land Court on June 16.

“That’s really out of the town’s hands at this point,” said McGinn.

Phase 2 of a three part drainage project will continue this spring with culvert work on Pleasant and School streets. Proposed work includes upgrading stone culverts that are more than 100 years old, replacing it with 48-inch PVC pipe.

The town was successful with securing more than $1 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds in 2015 to move forward on the project. The first phase was completed three years ago on portions of Atlantic Avenue, Essex and Spring streets.

“Under certain weather conditions, we would experience flooding in those areas and a lot of water that would go into those buildings,” McGinn said. “The project was originally designed to be an almost $5 million project.”

Marblehead had to quickly hire a new trash hauler, JRM Hauling, after their former collector, Hiltz Waste Disposal stopped services with about a day’s notice. Marblehead entered into a 10-year contract with JRM, and is paying $795,000 for the first year, which includes the cost of all recycling disposal. McGinn said despite the unexpected termination of their contract with Hiltz, the town didn’t miss a day of trash service with its transition to JRM. Hiltz later declared bankruptcy.


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

 

Police log: 1-2-2017

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

MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a $1.00 bill found in parking lot at 3:03 p.m. Friday. Money was returned to owner.

A report of a dispute at 7:23 p.m. Friday on Lee Street.

A report of a citizen in need of assistance at 2:23 a.m. Saturday on Pleasant Street. Caller has had a few drinks and needs transport home.

A report of man knocking on doors at 10:39 p.m. Saturday on Washington Street.

A report of a man walking in the street at 12:23 a.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue.

PEABODY

Complaints

A report a man attempting to pry open an ATM at 4:37 p.m. Saturday on Lowell Street.

A report of a man spitting on a woman as she crossed the street at 5:10 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.

A report of an unwanted guest at  6:48 p.m. Saturday at Holiday Inn on Newbury Street. Party upset over prices; at 3:19 a.m. Sunday at 194 Washington St.

A report of a 911 hang up call at 8:46 p.m. Saturday  on Lake Street.

A report of a bag containing a deceased animal found at 9:28 p.m. Saturday at North Shore Mall.

A report of a loud party  at 12:16 a.m. Sunday at 50 Warren St.; at 1:42 a.m. at 10 Collins St.

 

What a year it was

ITEM FILE PHOTO
2016 was an eventful year across the North Shore.

By Thor Jourgensen

It was the year a ferry got sunk in Lynn, a dinosaur was saved in Saugus, a laughing man burned his Swampscott home, Revere rejected slot machines and Peabody celebrated its centennial.

With 2016 hours away from ending, North Shore residents and residents in neighboring communities can look back on a year that made people smile, cry, yell and hope for what 2017 will bring.

Vote for your favorite story of 2016

Donald Trump’s climb to the presidency dominated headlines this year, but Lynn’s police chief also made political news as a first-time candidate by being elected Essex County Sheriff. Kevin Coppinger will be sworn in at Lynn City Hall on Jan. 4.

His election came in a year that also saw Lynn City Council President Daniel Cahill elected East Lynn state representative and Thomas Walsh return to the state Legislature as Peabody’s representative.

Saugus’ Kane’s Donuts got into a fight this year with Lincoln Avenue neighborhood homeowners over truck deliveries. But the year ended on an up note with Kane’s announcing plans for a second Saugus location on Route 1 on the same site where developers have vowed to keep Route 1’s iconic orange dinosaur.

Saugus celebrated iconic landmarks in 2016 and Lynn lost two of the city’s longtime businesses. Christie’s closed its takeout eatery next to Nahant Rotary, where it had operated for 103 years, and Lucky Strike bowling alley on Buffum Street closed after 79 years in business.

The city also lost ferry service from Blossom Street extension to Boston with a Baker administration decision not to fund water transportation from Lynn for a third year of operation. The decision outraged Lynn legislators and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, who earlier in the year announced $4.5 million in federal money available to buy the city its own ferry.

Lynn and Peabody opened new middle schools in 2016 with Lynn students starting classes in Marshall Middle School following spring break and Peabody’s Higgins Middle School opening in September.

Lynn’s bid to build more middle schools to absorb a tidal wave of students in their early teens turned controversial with a plan to site one of the schools on Parkland Avenue. A small group of neighbors and a homeowner potentially facing eminent domain protested the project as city officials sought approval for the middle school plans.

Swampscott pressed forward with plans to convert the Machon School to senior housing and build homes on the Greenwood Avenue former middle school site. Two homes in the town were gutted by a July 3 fire and a Linden Avenue blaze was blamed on the homeowner who, according to a police report, laughed as he watched his ex-wife’s home burn. Authorities charged the man with arson.

Lynn police responded this year to three incidents ending in officer-involved fatal shootings, including a man police said try to carjack a woman in January and a gun-wielding robbery suspect in October. A man who attempted to rob a Lynnway gas station on Nov. 29 was shot by police who were told the suspect was armed.

City councilors focused their attention on the Lynnway during discussions this year about siting medical marijuana dispensaries. Passage of the state referendum legalizing marijuana loomed over the dispensary debate and several firms interested in selling medical marijuana locally have submitted proposals to the city.

Developers unveiled plans for an apartment complex on the Lynnway’s northern end in 2016 even as developers presented Saugus officials with plans for an extended-stay hotel and a combined residential, hotel and commercial development.

Lynn residents tempered their outlooks on potential new Lynnway development with anger over Partner HealthCare’s plans to close Union Hospital and the Lynnway’s garish appearance. City officials said there is little that can be done to clear away the forest of signs fighting for drivers’ attention along the road until new development changes the commercial Lynnway’s character.

Sports gave Lynn residents reasons to be happy in 2016. The stunning end to the English-Classical Thanksgiving game briefly spread Ram running back Marcus Rivera’s name nationwide, including an interview with ESPN. The Lynn Babe Ruth 15s headed to North Dakota with visions of winning the Babe Ruth World Series. They fell short but were embraced upon their return by family and friends.

St. Mary’s enjoyed a banner year with a state championship boys basketball team. The boys hockey team made it to the state final at TD Garden and the football team went to the Division 3A Super Bowl at Gillette.

Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo opposed a proposal to convert a corner of the city into a slots gambling complex. Residents defeated a referendum on the proposal and a similar statewide referendum met with defeat.

In Peabody, residents capped off renovations to the city’s center with a centennial celebration that continues into next week. Nahant residents remembered how the town came together to launch the home-made vessel “Valiant” while Lynnfield and Marblehead residents discussed plans to build a new library and continue the Gerry School’s more-than-century-long service to the town.


Thor Jourgensen can be reached at tjourgensen@itemlive.com.

Leadership sets Swampscott up for 2017

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — The town saw a changing of the guard in 2016 and opportunities to bring new life to old buildings.

The Board of Selectmen hired Sean Fitzgerald, a Peabody resident and town manager in Plaistow, N.H., as town administrator in December. Board members and Fitzgerald still have to negotiate the terms of his contract, including salary and a start date.

Former Town Administrator Thomas Younger left his post in mid-October after he accepted the same position in Stoneham in August. Gino Cresta, department of public works director, has been serving as interim town administrator since Younger’s departure. Town Accountant David Castellarin, who also serves as assistant town administrator, has been in charge of the budget during Cresta’s interim tenure.

Town officials have made filling vacant buildings a priority this past year. The former Machon Elementary School on Burpee Road will soon be transformed into senior affordable housing.

Construction is set to begin in 2019.

Saugus maps Route 1’s road to success

B’nai B’rith Housing, a nonprofit and the developer selected for the project, plans to reuse the original 1920 building and demolish the 1963 addition. The town retains control of the property until the developer closes on the sale and the 99-year ground lease for $500,000 is executed. The purchase includes an additional $50,000 payment for off-site improvements.

The former Swampscott Middle School on Greenwood Avenue is also slated for redevelopment.

Two developers responded to the town’s Request for Proposals (RFP). Groom Construction has proposed a single structure with 28 luxury apartments or condominiums. Charing Cross Realty Trust wants to build 11 single-family homes. The zoning change approved at Town Meeting last May allows for construction of a single structure with up to 28 units on the site, with developers required to adhere to an affordable housing component.

Groom originally won approval for a different condominium project on the site five years ago, and is in the midst of pending litigation with the town, which has to be resolved before the town is able to proceed with the sale of the property. The lawsuit stemmed from an initial zoning change for a multi-family unit approved at Town Meeting, which was overturned by Massachusetts Land Court, reverting zoning back to single-family housing.

The selectmen are tentatively scheduled to vote on one of the two proposals in late January or early February.

The former senior center on Burrill Street is set to be transformed into a community arts building. The board approved a reuse proposal from Reach Arts, a nonprofit group of artists and residents, last March. The building had been vacant since 2007.

Cresta said the group hasn’t moved in yet and the building needs hundreds of thousands of dollars of renovations. He said the building either needs to be renovated or disposed of.

Cresta said the town also needs to find a suitable use for the train depot building on Railroad Avenue, which it leases from the MBTA. He said it’s been unoccupied for the past 20 years and the building is deteriorating.

The former Marian Court College, also known as White Court, could soon become an Orthodox Christian monastery with a brewery and cider house on site.

Fr. Andrew Bushell, a Marblehead native and executive chairman of St. Paul’s Foundation, a monastic institution of the monks of Mount Athos in Greece, has a purchase agreement in place with the Sisters of Mercy, the current owners of the property at 35 Littles Point Road. The school was closed in 2015, due to financial difficulties.

Cresta said on Thursday that Bushell has not closed on the property, and his deadline was by the end of December. Town officials have not been supportive of his plans for a brewery, arguing that zoning bylaws do not allow for one in the residential district where the former college is located.

Swampscott also saw a change in its garbage collector, after its former trash hauler, Hiltz Waste Disposal, informed town officials that they were stopping collection services with about a day’s notice. Officials had to scramble to find a new hauler, with a hasty procurement process leading to the hire of Republic Services. Hiltz later declared bankruptcy. Town Meeting had to allocate an additional $408,587 in November to make up the difference from the larger contract negotiated with Republic.

Artificial turf will soon be implemented at Blocksidge Field, a project that was in the discussion phase for many years. In May 2015, Town Meeting approved $1.65 million in construction costs for the turf field. An additional $300,000 was raised by the AllBlue Foundation. The $1.85 million project includes the new field, grandstands and a press box.

“We’re hoping to have it out to bid prior to the end of January and starting construction with any luck by end of April, beginning of May,” Cresta said.

The field should be ready for play by September 2017.

Cresta also highlighted the $440,000 Humphrey Street paving project from the Lynn line to the Fish House. The majority of the project has been completed, but paving also has to be finished from Millett Road to Shelton Road. Work began last May with the installation of 47 handicap ramps. Sidewalk curb extensions were designed to slow traffic, crosswalks were restriped and bike lanes were added.

Cresta said the public works department is going to be starting the rehabilitation of the sewer mains in the Stacey Brook area, with plans to put that out to bid by the end of January. Construction is expected to start in the spring.

Funds needed to clean up the sewage discharging into the ocean at King’s Beach from Stacey Brook at the Lynn-Swampscott line were allocated at Town Meeting in November.

Voters approved the $2 million needed for design and construction costs to eliminate the non-stormwater pollutants from entering the town’s drainage system.

Two separate outfalls have Lynn and Swampscott discharging right next to each other. Sewage is getting into the drainage pipe and going into the ocean.

The funds are needed to keep the town in compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent decree, that requires the town to eliminate the pollutants from entering the town’s drainage system.

The funds would be for the first two parts of Phase 1 of the Stacey Brook project, which will include relining sewer mains and replacing sewer infrastructure that is more than 100 years old. The project includes four phases of work, that when adjusted for inflation will cost $10.7 million over eight years.

With the help of Peter Kane, director of community development, Cresta said all of the town’s streetlights were converted to LED lights, which was completed within the past month. The project was funded through Town Meeting in 2015, with $150,000 of the $350,000 paid for by a grant.

Looking ahead, Cresta said the town will be negotiating union contracts with police, fire personnel and clerical staff. All of those contracts expire on June 30, 2017.


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

Police log: 12-31-2016

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

Katelyn Flanagan, 26, no address listed, was arrested and charged with performing  an unnatural act at 4:12 a.m. Friday.

Austin Martinez, 20, of 3 Oxford Terrace, was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seat belt, along with a straight warrant, at 2:19 a.m. Friday.

Mainor Monteros-Solis, 36,  of 367 Chatham St., was arrested and charged with performing an unnatural act at 4:21 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:22 p.m. Thursday on Harmon Street; at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 570 Western Ave.at 10:21 p.m. Thursday on Belle Avenue; at 10:44 p.m. Thursday at 333 Boston St.; at 1:14 a.m. Friday at 124 Boston St.; at 6:46 a.m. Friday at 8 Adams St.

Complaints

A report of larceny at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at 84 Grove St.; at 7:54 a.m. Friday at 8 Tilton Pl.

A report of a disturbance at 4:06 p.m. Thursday at 13 Nahant St.; at 4:30 p.m. at 130 Neptune Blvd.; at 7:15 p.m. on Lovett Place; at 8:41 p.m. at 399 Essex St.; at 9:08 p.m. at at 224 Washington St.; at 2:39 a.m. Friday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 3:16 a.m. at 15 Lyman St.; at 4:30 a.m. Friday at 381 Summer St.; at 6:21 a.m. at 26 Washington St.; at 7:58 a.m. Friday at 16 Hanover St.

A report of vandalism at 5:48 p.m. Thursday at 25 Boston St.

A report of a 911 hang up at 6:43 p.m. Thursday at 66 Laighton St.; at 12:34 a.m. Friday at 194 Judge Rd.; at 5:49 a.m. at 204 Eastern Ave.

A report of a neighbor problem at 6:53 p.m.  Thursday on Milton Street; at 7:22 a.m. Friday at 16 Hanover St.

A report of a fight at 7:22 p.m. Thursday at 20 E Highland St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:35 p.m. Thursday at 55 Elmwood Ave.

A report of a missing person at 11:20 p.m. Thursday at 50 Newhall St.; at 4:17 a.m. Friday at 4 Fosdick Terr.

A report of an uninvited guest at 2:38 a.m. Friday at 88 Light St.; at 7:15 a.m. at 50 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 7:48 a.m. Friday at 1 Fortesque Terr.

Police log: 12-30-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a citizen receiving annoying phone calls at 12:29 p.m. Thursday on Carol Road.

A report of an unwanted flyer placed in a mailbox at 12:37 p.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street.

A report of a 911 hang-up at 3:42 p.m. Thursday on Atlantic Avenue. Call was accidental.; at 11:20 p.m. Thursday on Turner Road.

A report of a drunk man causing a problem at 6:37 p.m. Thursday on Tedesco Street. Man was taken into custody.

A report of a disturbance at 12:17 a.m. Friday on Pond Street.


PEABODY

Complaints

A report of larceny at 2:35 p.m. Thursday st 16 Crownshield St.; at 2:44 p.m. at 4 Lincoln Rd.

A report of computer fraud at 3:04 p.m. Thursday at 34 Connolly Ter.

A report of threats at 5:35 p.m. Thursday on Brown Street.

A report of an unwanted guest at 10:28 p.m. Thursday on Sylvan Street; at 3:53 a.m. On Raymond Circle.

A report of a disturbance at 12:03 a.m. Friday on Endicott Street; at 12:41 a.m. On Washington Street; at 2:08 a.m. on Fulton Street.

A report of larceny at 11:38 a.m. Friday at 210Y Andover St.


REVERE

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:18 a.m. Thursday on Central Avenue; at 5:07 p.m. on Shirley Avenue; at 8:15 p.m. on North Shore Road.

A report of shoplifting at 1:39 a.m. Thursday  on Squire Road; at 8:54 a.m. Thursday on Squire Road.

A report of an unwanted person at 1:47 a.m. Thursday on Steeple Street; at 1:39 p.m. Thursday on Prospect Avenue; at 1:45 p.m. Thursday on Adams Court; at 2:12 p.m. Thursday at Comfort Inn on American Legion Highway; at 11:56 p.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of suspicious activity at 2:52 a.m. Thursday on Sargent Street; at 9:55 a.m. Thursday on Walnut Avenue; at 11:32 a.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of a 911 hang-up at 1:08 p.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of larceny at 6:15 p.m. Thursday on Beach Street.

A report of an assault at 8:27 p.m. Thursday on North Shore Road; at 11:39 p.m. Thursday on Lee Burbank Highway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:57 p.m. Thursday at 333 Broadway; at 2:13 p.m. Thursday at 166 Walnut St.; at 7:03 p.m. Thursday on Lincoln Avenue; at 7:54 a.m. Friday on the Salem Turnpike.

Complaints

A report of a larceny at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 770 Broadway.

A report of shoplifting at 7:11 p.m. Thursday at 1325 Broadway.

A report of a 911 hang-up at 7:49 p.m. Thursday on Main Street. Call was accidental.

 

Police log: 12-30-2016

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

Anastasia Beckley was arrested on warrant charges of home invasion and possession of a Class B drug at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Bridget Christopher, 23, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 11:28 a.m. Thursday.

Oscar Hernandez, 28, of 22 Harris St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and OUI drugs at 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

Moises Ortiz, 28, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 12:57 p.m. Thursday.

Bunly Phok, 45, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 11:31 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday at 210 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at Columbia and Eastern avenues; at 10:53 p.m. Wednesday at 274 Essex St.; at 12:54 a.m. Thursday at 128 Jackson St.; at 12:37 p.m. Thursday at 697 Boston St.  

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday on Fayette Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:46 p.m. Wednesday at 111 Chestnut St.; at 4:11 p.m. Wednesday at 50 State St.; at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday at 77 Green St.; at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 932 Lynnfield St.; at 6:16 a.m. Thursday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at 655 Western Ave.; at 10:51 a.m. Thursday at 39 Magnolia Ave; at 12:38 p.m. Thursday at 44 Averill St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:49 a.m. Thursday at 61 Bulfinch St.; at 11:05 a.m. Thursday at 425 Lynnway; at 12:41 p.m. Thursday at 7-Eleven at 264 Essex St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at 328 Chestnut St.; at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Tremont St.

Police log: 12-29-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of an odor of natural gas outside at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street. National Grid was notified. The odor was outside and inside the house. Police shut down the street. Police spoke with the homeowner, who was at work and unable to leave, but gave key access to the fire department. There was a malfunction in a gas heating unit, which was shut off and the homeowner was notified to have it fixed.

Woman spits out drugs during traffic stop


PEABODY

Arrests

Deshawn Huston, 21, of 487 Walnut St., Lynn, was arrested on warrants at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:16 p.m. Wednesday at 133 Lowell St.; at 7:51 a.m. Thursday at 147 Summit St. and Lynnfield Street; at 9:48 a.m. Thursday at 24 Mt Vernon St.; at 12:56 p.m. Thursday at Sears Automotive at 210S Andover St.

Overdose

A report of a drug overdose at 8:12 a.m. Thursday on Dana Road. The medical examiner’s office took possession of the deceased person.


REVERE

Arrests

Sherri L. Marano, 45, of 925 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on warrants at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street. Linda Chea, 21, of 120 Marshall St., was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage; at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shirley Avenue and North Shore Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday on North Shore Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:44 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue; at 3:07 a.m. Wednesday on Victoria Street; at 3:47 a.m. Wednesday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday on Cushman Avenue; at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday on Dehon Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny of a rug at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday on Barrett Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday at Greater Boston Fitness on Charger Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday on Mt Vernon Street; at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at Patty’s Auto Parts at 140 Salem Turnpike; at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:51 a.m. Thursday at Patty’s Auto Parts on Salem Turnpike. A vehicle into a telephone pole was reported. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday at Ocean State Job Lot at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway. A caller reported he saw a man in a white van who may have a firearm. Police checked the area and reported the call was unfounded.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn Express at 999 Broadway. The manager reported four tires missing from a vehicle.


SWAMPSCOTT

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

Local teams show support for Falmouth community

COURTESY PHOTO
The St. Mary’s boys hockey team hung the jerseys numbered “10” and “19” in honor of James Lavin and Owen Higgins respectively. The No.88 is a tribute to the late Patrick Reddy. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

A handful of local high school hockey teams are doing their part to pay respects to James Lavin and Owen Higgins, the two Falmouth High School students who were killed a car crash last Thursday night.

Lavin and Higgins, members of Falmouth High’s hockey team, had just left hockey practice when their car crashed into the woods around 7 p.m. Lavin was pronounced dead the scene of the accident. Higgins died later Thursday night from the injuries he suffered.

Local teams have rallied together to show their support for the Falmouth community. At the Lynn Jets Christmas Tournament, the Lynn and Swampscott teams hung jerseys on their benches with the respective numbers worn by Higgins and Lavin. Higgins wore number “19” while Lavin wore number “10.”

Wednesday’s contest between the Peabody/Lynnfield and Quincy/North Quincy girls hockey teams included a similar tribute. Peabody/Lynnfield’s bench also featured a banner that read “Falmouth Strong.”

At the Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament, Beverly, Gloucester and Marblehead hung the No.10 and No.19 jerseys on their respective benches. The same was done by Saugus in the Kasabuski Tournament and Revere/Malden in the East Boston Deep Freeze Tournament.

The St. Mary’s boys hockey team held a fundraiser on Wednesday night as the Spartans hosted Lowell Catholic at Connery Rink.

The St. Mary’s community suffered a similar tragic loss in 2007 when Patrick Reddy died in a car accident in Maine. Reddy, a 2006 graduate of St. Mary’s, starred on the Spartans hockey team.

“He (Reddy) was a senior captain and just a very popular kid both with the hockey program and the school,” St. Mary’s hockey coach Mark Lee said. “He was very popular in the Lynn community.”

Lee added that the tragedy in Falmouth hit home for the St. Mary’s team, after having experienced a similar loss in Reddy’s death.

“It hit home, especially for those of us who were here coaching and for the Reddy family,” Lee said. “It brought back some bad memories of a tragedy that feels like it happened yesterday. It has to be a nightmare. I can’t imagine what those two families are going through.”

St. Mary’s donated all of the proceeds from the game’s 50-50 raffle, and raised a total of $2200. That amount was matched by the Patrick Reddy Foundation, as well as the Joseph O’Donnell Foundation, making it a $6600 total for the fundraising efforts.

“I think hockey people are special,” Lee said. “It’s a tight family and we rally around each other. It’s just a tragedy. We’ve gone through it at St. Mary’s. We know firsthand how tragic it is and we appreciated other schools helping us in our time of loss.”

Lee added, “The hockey community is a special community. We’re happy to do what we can to help ease the pain a little bit.”

Lee credited Mike Reddy, father of the late Patrick, for offering the idea of a fundraiser on behalf of the St. Mary’s community.

“As soon as it happened he (Mike) contacted me,” Lee said. “Having lived it and having that feeling of what the families are going through, I give the Reddy’s all the credit in the world. They wanted to do something in the name of St. Mary’s.”

In a team effort, the St. Mary’s players got the word out to their friends and families in hopes of drawing a strong crowd at Wednesday’s game. The fans in the crowd also showed support by wearing maroon and white, Falmouth High School’s colors.

“Our players were happy to help,” Lee said. “They did everything they could to get the word out and get a good crowd at the game. I believe these young men understood and were honored to be a part of this. We had a good crowd at the game. A lot of the kids in the crowd wore Falmouth colors.”

Lee acknowledged the fundraising efforts as a sign that the St. Mary’s community cares for the losses suffered in Falmouth.

“I’m very proud of our program,” Lee said. “Our hearts go out those families.”


Harold Rivera can be reached at hrivera@itemlive.com. 

Police log: 12-29-2016

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

Alexis Bingham, of 58 Broad St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday.

Nelson Bolivar, 52, of 64 Palmer Ave., Salem, was arrested and charged with Class A drug distribution and Class B drug distribution at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Andrew Cole, 37, of 528 Water St., Wakefield, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday.

Melissa Snow, of 13 Beckford St., Beverly, was arrested on a warrant charge of Class B drug distribution at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday.

Edward Welsh, 34, of 33 Linwood Road, was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice at 8:32 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at 185 Chatham St.; at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday at Broad and Exchange streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday at 544 Chestnut St.; at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at 94 Alley St.; at 8:04 p.m. Tuesday at 483 Chatham St.; at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday at 580 Essex St.; at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern Avenue and Victory Road; at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Market and State streets; at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday at 192 Euclid Ave.; at 1:02 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Silsbee and Union streets.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Washington St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday at 169 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday at 460 Eastern Ave.

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at 44 Allerton St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at Compare Supermarket at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday at 19 Chase St.; at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday at 1 George St.; at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday at Lawton and Rogers avenues; at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday at 60 Estes St.

A report of a gunshot at 2:16 p.m. Tuesday on Pennybrook Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue; at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday at Lynn Shore Drive and Wave Street; at 4:17 a.m. Wednesday on Essex Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Parkland Ave.

A report of a robbery at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday at 30 Harwood St.

Police log: 12-28-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street; at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday at Washington and Mugford streets.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday on Orchard Circle. A caller reported he saw a woman walking around the house under construction and trying the back door. He had never seen her before. Police reported the woman was authorized to be there by the homeowner. She was the housekeeper; at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday at Abbot Street and Abbot Court. A caller reported strange activity, in that a car pulled up and people were pointing at houses. They then pulled further up the street, got out and started going door to door. Police reported they were Jehovah’s witnesses.

Woman spits out drugs during traffic stop


PEABODY

Arrests

Jacqueline M. Camp, 22, of 82 Judge Road, Lynn, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Elesman Cordoba, 35, of 30 High St., Apt. B4, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to display owner’s name at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.; at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday at Crystal Lake at 648 Lowell St. and 1 Crystal Drive. Police reported a vehicle struck the crosswalk light at the entrance to Crystal Lake; at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at 6 Highland St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:39 p.m. Tuesday at 47 Blaney Ave. and 2 Eastman Park. A caller reported a car alarm sounding for two hours.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Sherman St. A caller reported her neighbor told her that it appeared someone was prowling in the house, which was temporarily condemned and should be vacant. Police checked the house and reported it was vacant.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday at Bath & Body Works at 210B Andover St. A caller reported her cell phone was stolen while inside the mall; at 5:56 a.m. Wednesday at Extended Stay America at 200 Jubilee Drive. A caller reported the rims and tires were stolen off her truck; at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday at McVann O’Keefe Rink at 511 Lowell St.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday at Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott on Morris Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:39 p.m. Tuesday at Sargent Street and Washington Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cushman Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Beach Train Station on Shirley Avenue; at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday on Orr Square; at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday at Mobil Gas Station on Squire Road; at 9:28 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Cooledge Street; at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday at James Street and Walnut Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue; at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday at Aesthetic North on Broadway.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Michael R. Adams, of 2 Sigourney St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of property damage, OUI liquor and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 12:22 a.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday at 24 Hamilton St.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at 43 Staaf Road. A caller reported three men were attempting to break into her grandmother’s home. The caller further reported that it was only family members trying to get into the home.

Theft

A report of an unarmed robbery at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday at Saugus Bank at 412 Lynn Fells Parkway. The bank teller reported the male robber handed her a note, but no weapon was shown.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Puritan Lane.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:21 a.m. Tuesday at 74 Rockland St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday on Danvers Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday at 78 Columbia St.

Lynn home sales stay hot

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — Home sales in the city continued to surge into the new year as volume and prices rose in November, according to The Warren Group, the Boston-based real estate tracker.

The number of single-family homes sold last month swelled to 61, up from 52 for the same month a year ago, a 17.3 percent hike.

As sales rose, so did prices. The median price for a single-family dwelling climbed by nearly 27 percent to $310,000. One year ago, the median was $244,500.

Condominium sales also were strong. The number of units that changed hands nearly doubled to 20 in November while median prices reached $206,250, up from $174,000 a year ago, an 18.5 percent increase.

SEE MORE: See the numbers by community here

Brokers say rising rents on the North Shore are turning tenants into first-time homebuyers, as the cost of a mortgage is often a better deal than rent in many places.

“I sold a home to a couple in Revere who were paying $1,800 a month in rent and now their mortgage in Lynn is $1,500,” said George Panagopoulos, a sales associate at Clements Realty Group in Lynn. “Rents are so high in other communities and Lynn’s home prices are still affordable.”

New library on Lynnfield’s to-do list

Thomas Lynch, president of A. James Lynch Inc., a Lynn real estate agency, said rising prices are the result of supply and demand.

“The lack of inventory is driving prices up,” he said. “But even though prices are rising, Lynn is still the best bargain around and the best value for your money.”

On Tuesday, there were just 44 single-family homes listed for sale in Lynn from $199,000 for a two-bedroom Colonial on Groveland Street to $729,000 for a 10-room Victorian on Lynn Shore Drive, according to the MLS Property Information Network. During peak times, there were more than 200 homes for sales, say agents.  

Among North Shore communities, Revere saw strong volume as sales nearly doubled to 23 homes sold in November. Revere home prices also rose. The median reached $297,000, up from $273,500, a nearly 9 percent hike.

Peabody home sales fell in November while prices rose. There were 21 single-family homes sold compared to 41 last year, a 49 percent decrease. Despite the sales slump, prices were up by 10.5 percent to $386,800 from $350,000 a year ago.

In Marblehead, home sales fell to 17, down from two dozen last year. While sales dipped, median prices soared by 18 percent to $690,000 in November from $585,000 one year ago.

In Swampscott, sales fell by nearly half as median prices rose by more than 30 percent to $575,000.

Nahant single-family sales were flat while the median prices increased 7.5 percent to $549,900.

In Lynnfield, home prices increased by 7.5 percent to $612,500 while sales were flat.

Saugus home sales fell to 28, down from 37 a year ago while median prices swelled to $381,700, up from $328,000, a 16.4 percent hike.

Jeep flips on Boston Street

Statewide, 5,061 single-family homes sold in November, compared to 4,015 in November 2015, a 26 percent increase. This marks the highest November sales amount since 1998 and the second highest in November on record. Year-to-date, sales are up by 12.0 percent with 55,622 homes sold through November 2016 compared with 49,663 sold during the same time last year.

The median sale price of a single-family home in November reached $349,000, a 4.9 percent increase from $332,500 last year. Year-to-date prices are up 1.8 percent from last year, with a median sale price of $346,000.


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

 

Police log: 12-28-2016

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

Victor Alicea, 47, was arrested and charged with trespassing, possession of a Class A drug and on warrants at 9:04 p.m. Monday.

Amanda Dexter, 25, of 11 Cook St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

James Douglas, 21, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 10:37 a.m. Tuesday.

Octavio Sanabria, 40, was arrested and charged with trespassing, violation of the city knife ordinance and possession of a Class A drug at 9:17 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:55 p.m. Monday at Knights of Columbus at 177 Lynnfield St.; at 10:22 p.m. Monday at 19 Mudge St.; at 6:04 a.m. Tuesday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 10:42 a.m. Tuesday at 69 Jenness St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:23 p.m. Monday at 6 Olive St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:03 p.m. Monday at 604 Essex St.; at 5:42 p.m. Monday at Hines Liquors at 518 Western Ave.; at 6:01 p.m. Monday at 74 Newhall St.; at 6:44 p.m. Monday at 170 Union St.; at 8:23 p.m. Monday at CVS at 200 S Common St.; at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday at 28 Lovett Place; at 2:21 a.m. Tuesday at 64 Market Square; at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday at 4 Houghton St.; at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday at 583 Lynnway.

A report of a gunshot at 9:37 p.m. Monday at 111 Laighton St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:52 p.m. Monday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 4:18 p.m. Monday at 34 Hanover St.; at 10:53 a.m. Tuesday at 3 Kingsley Terrace; at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 12:23 p.m. Tuesday on James Street.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:49 a.m. Tuesday at 1 George St.

Police log: 12-27-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:24 p.m. Monday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of a possible intruder at 7 a.m. Tuesday on Pond Street. A caller reported she saw a male figure in the house. She thought the figure was a dog and then realized it may have been a man in dark clothing, walking away. Police reported it was possibly her son or a guest walking around in the house.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:09 p.m. Monday at 15 Aborn St.; at 5:56 a.m. Tuesday at 230 Andover St. and 82 Prospect St.; at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday at 587 Lowell St. and 1 Anita Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:32 p.m. Monday at McVann O’Keefe Rink at 511 Lowell St. Credit cards were taken; at 3:22 a.m. Tuesday at Homewood Suites at 57 Newbury St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 11:14 a.m. Tuesday at 25 Proctor Circle. A man reported he has been noticing people meeting up at the end of the street after dark.

70-year-old man hit by car has died


REVERE

Arrests

Jose A. Alvarenga-Garcia, 37, of 23 Guam Road, Apt. A, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by price tag tampering at 10:16 a.m. Friday.

Damien M. Centrella, 42, of 44 Constitution Ave., was arrested and charged on a warrant at 11:56 a.m. Friday.

Robert A. Ellington, 39, of 200 Captains Row, Apt. 405, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property and disorderly conduct at 8:07 p.m. Monday.

Eduardo Garcia Monzon, 20, of 286 Malden St., was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property and on warrants at 11:39 p.m. Saturday.

Steven M. Hescock, 40, of 71 Neponset St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and on a warrant at 1:26 a.m. Friday.

James McKenna, 51, of 36 Western Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to yield at an intersection at 3:07 p.m. Friday.

Robert A. Rossetti, 59, of 1 Hillcrest Ave., Nahant, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle at 1:21 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:27 a.m. Friday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 8:23 a.m. Friday at Four Points Sheraton on Squire Road; at 3:07 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Davis Street; at 10:02 p.m. Friday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 11:44 p.m. Friday on Lynn Marsh Road; at 10:27 a.m. Saturday at Ocean View Kennel on North Shore Road; at 5:46 p.m. Saturday at D&L Discount Liquors on Broadway; at 12:03 a.m. Sunday on Copeland Circle; at 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Campbell Avenue; at 6:26 p.m. Sunday on Squire Road; at 10:07 p.m. Sunday at Sigourney Street and Squire Road; at 5:33 p.m. Monday on Copeland Circle; at 7 p.m. Monday at Broadway and Malden Street; at 7:18 p.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:22 p.m. Friday at Pines River Fish Market on American Legion Highway; at 10:25 p.m. Friday at Marina Restaurant on the Wharf on North Shore Road; at 10:53 a.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 1:01 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 6:17 p.m. Saturday at Broadway and Mountain Avenue; at 11:07 a.m. Sunday at Dunkin Donuts on Broadway; at 3:47 p.m. Monday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:16 p.m. Friday at Cottage Park Road and Pleasant Street; at 12:07 p.m. Saturday at Pomona and Hutchinson streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:58 p.m. Friday on Charger Street. Anouar Daissaoui, 35, of 8 View St., was summoned for assault and battery. Abdellah Abdelouhab, 27, of 115 Cooledge St., was summoned for assault and battery; at 11:53 a.m. Monday on Conant Street; at 3:17 p.m. Monday on Shirley Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:55 a.m. Saturday on Lantern Road; at 5:33 a.m. Saturday on Prospect Avenue; at 12 p.m. Sunday on Yeamans Street.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:49 a.m. Saturday on Park Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:43 a.m. Friday on Ocean Avenue; at 11:14 a.m. Friday at BJ’s Gasoline Station on Ward Street; at 11:23 a.m. Friday at Broadway Towers on Broadway; at 7:53 p.m. Friday at Northgate Shopping Center on Squire Road; at 8:05 p.m. Friday on Walnut Avenue; at 1:42 a.m. Saturday at Peter’s Super Beef on North Shore Road; at 3:53 a.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue; at 3:56 a.m. Saturday on Pomona Street; at 5:34 p.m. Saturday on Broadsound Avenue; at 6:18 p.m. Saturday on Ocean Avenue; at 6:46 p.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 7:15 p.m. Saturday on McKinley Street; at 9:48 p.m. Saturday at Extra Space Storage on Revere Beach Parkway; at 10:26 p.m. Saturday on Alice Street; at 10:49 p.m. Saturday on Hichborn Street; at 11:39 p.m. Saturday on Malden Street; at 11:53 p.m. Saturday on Bradstreet Avenue; at 11:57 p.m. Saturday on Fenley Street; at 12:10 a.m. Sunday on Steeple Street; at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at Carleton and Revere streets; at 1:53 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 2:24 a.m. Sunday on Campbell Avenue; at 2:45 a.m. Sunday on Winthrop Avenue; at 2:59 a.m. Sunday on Reservoir Avenue; at 3:26 a.m. Sunday on North Shore Road; at 3:40 a.m. Sunday on Kimball Avenue; at 7:07 a.m. Sunday on IHOP on Squire Road; at 9:01 p.m. Sunday on Sargent Street; at 9:26 p.m. Sunday on Eliot Road; at 10:55 p.m. Sunday on Bellingham Avenue; at 2:57 a.m. Monday on Pomona Street; at 12:01 p.m. Monday on Lancaster Avenue; at 6:17 p.m. Monday at Ambassador East Condos on Revere Beach Parkway; at 8:07 p.m. Monday at Beach Street and Shirley Avenue; at 11:18 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road.

A report of shots fired at 7:50 a.m. Monday at Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:36 p.m. Friday at Sprint on Everett Street.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 10:09 p.m. Monday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:29 p.m. Friday on Shawmut Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Amanda G. Mori, of 10 Linden St., Apt. 1L, Reading, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 1:22 p.m. Saturday.

Carlos E. Poma-Bernal, of 40 Haskell Ave., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 2:39 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9 a.m. Friday at 41 Winter St.; at 8:49 a.m. Sunday at 42 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:26 a.m. Friday at 90 Great Woods Road. A car into a pole was reported; at 12:18 p.m. Friday at 149 Lynn Fells Parkway. One person was taken to Beth Israel Hospital; at 12:32 p.m. Saturday on Boston Street; at 7:39 p.m. Saturday at Boston Market at 168 Broadway; at 11:05 p.m. Saturday at 27 Water St. A motor vehicle into a pole was reported. One person was taken to Union Hospital; at 11:36 p.m. Saturday on Baker Street. A car into a telephone pole was reported; at 2:37 a.m. Sunday on Lincoln Avenue. A car into a sign pole was reported. Two people were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital; at 3:46 a.m. Sunday at 588 Lincoln Ave. A car into a tree was reported; at 2:50 p.m. Monday at 66 Broadway; at 4:49 p.m. Monday at 20 Denver St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:58 p.m. Friday at 497 Walnut St.; at 10:42 a.m. Saturday at Broadway and Main Street; at 2:50 p.m. Monday at Kohls at 333 Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:59 p.m. Friday at Eliot Community Human Services at 36 Western Ave. A caller reported she arrived at the group home and found the door open with several items missing; at 6:10 a.m. Saturday at 47 Newhall Ave. Police reported there was not an attempted break as the daughter of the resident was staying there during her mother’s vacation.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:55 p.m. Friday at Walmart at 770 Broadway. A woman reported another female struck her leg with a shopping carriage and did not apologize. An alleged verbal slur was used during the altercation; at 12:22 a.m. Saturday at Verizon Wireless at 180 Main St. A caller reported he was assaulted; at 1:33 p.m. Saturday at 1212 Lewis O Gray Drive. A caller reported several men fighting; at 7:11 p.m. Monday at Buffalo Wild Wings at 180 Main St.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:11 a.m. Monday on Salem Turnpike. A caller reported a man with a black dog on the other side of the marsh was shooting at ducks; at 4:13 p.m. Monday on Rhodes Street. A caller reported two men were conducting some drug activity on the bridge. The caller stated seeing a gun inside one man’s backpack. The men reported it was a non-functioning pellet gun.

Fire

A report of a car fire at 11:02 a.m. Sunday at 9 Taylor St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Taco Bell at 421 Broadway. A caller reported one employee stole money from another employee’s pocketbook.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:01 p.m. Monday at Qdoba Mexican Eats at 1016 Paradise Road.

Police log: 12-27-2016

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

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:18 a.m. Sunday at 369 Summer St.; at 2:23 p.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven at 3 Lynnfield St.; at 2:59 p.m. Sunday at 54 Casco Road; at 8:48 p.m. Sunday at 583 Lynnway; at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at 13 Lynnfield St.; at 11:39 a.m. Monday at Dollar Tree at 102 Boston St.; at 12:07 p.m. Monday at 133 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:30 a.m. Monday at 423 Boston St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 6:13 a.m. Sunday on Essex Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:58 p.m. Sunday at 109 Hollingsworth St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:48 p.m. Sunday at 201 Essex St.; at 12:33 a.m. Monday at 27 Longwood Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:11 a.m. Sunday at 9 Fay St.; at 3:57 a.m. Sunday at 11 Bennett St.; at 4:06 a.m. Sunday on Highland Avenue; at 4:33 a.m. Sunday at 11 Barrett St.; at 6:14 a.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven at 3 Lynnfield St.; at 10:02 a.m. Sunday at 122 Chestnut St.; at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at 509 Eastern Ave.; at 5:13 p.m. Sunday at 35 Wyman St.; at 8:19 p.m. Sunday at 732 Western Ave.; at 9:38 p.m. Sunday at 811 Lynnfield St.; at 11:42 p.m. Sunday at 130 Eastern Ave.; at 11:56 p.m. Sunday at 65 Boston St.; at 1:28 a.m. Monday at 361 Essex St.; at 9:18 a.m. Monday at 223 Union St.; at 10:36 a.m. Monday at 136 Western Ave.; at 12:46 p.m. Monday at 158 Eutaw Ave.

A report of a gunshot at 12:38 a.m. Monday at Lido Cafe at 106 Federal St.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 3:05 a.m. Sunday on Franklin Street; at 6:06 p.m. Sunday at 34 Union St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:56 a.m. Sunday at 86 Eastern Ave.

Police log: 12-26-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of property damage at 8:27 a.m. Sunday on Briar Lane. A caller reported a vehicle struck his expensive basketball hoop the previous night, completely ruining it. The vehicle that struck it left a few pieces of the car in the street.

A caller reported someone rang her doorbell and no one was there at 11:27 a.m. Sunday on Lafayette Street. The caller stated that someone rang it again an hour later and no one was there.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:34 a.m. Friday on Norman Street.

A report of a house and car egged at 9:40 p.m. Friday on Devereux Street. The caller was holding a bag of eggs that the suspects had left behind. Police reported two to three high school-aged suspects.


PEABODY

Arrests

Erildo Rodrigues Dossantos, 33, of 153 Washington St., Apt. B, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, failure to stop for police, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, assault with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct at 8:54 p.m. Sunday.

Joel Medina Jr., 26, of 14 Trinity Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for police, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, disorderly conduct and failure to slow at 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

Robert W. Neubert, 50, of 7 Spring Road, Lynn, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 1:11 p.m. Monday.

Randy Scott White, 36, of 12 Clinton Ave., Saugus, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a Class B drug at 1:37 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:17 p.m. Sunday at Sunrise Assisted Living at 73 Margin St.; at 4:56 p.m. Sunday at Atlantic Ambulance at 90 Foster St. A woman reported she was struck by a pickup truck that continued onto Mason Street; at 6:44 p.m. Sunday at 14 Jennifer Lane. Tessa Marcaurele, 78, of 30B Jennifer Lane, was summoned for leaving the scene of an accident; at 9:17 a.m. Monday at 9 Patricia Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 2:50 a.m. Monday on Main Street. A woman was jumped outside the store. Police reported no suspects.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 3:05 p.m. Sunday at 9 Penn Road. Three unlocked vehicles were broken into. A wallet and a checkbook was taken from one of the vehicles.

A report of an attempted burglary at 11:39 a.m. Monday at Northfield Properties at 2 Main St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:07 p.m. Sunday at 168 Washington St.; at 9:54 p.m. Sunday at 12 Magnolia Way; at 1:02 a.m. Monday at Tannery Apartments at 14 Crowninshield St.

A report of a motor vehicle stop at 11:15 p.m. Sunday at 124 Washington St. and 2 Parsons St. An officer reported a vehicle almost struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk. An officer reported the vehicle and driver attempted to hit him. The vehicle was detained at gunpoint. Joel Medina Jr., 26, of 14 Trinity Ave., Lynn, was arrested.

A report of suspicious activity at 1:37 p.m. Monday at 36 Beacon Blvd. A caller reported two men in a car and that one had a syringe in his mouth. Randy Scott White, 36, of Saugus, was arrested for drug possession.

Fire

A report of a grease fire at 4:25 a.m. Monday at Peabody Bread at 168 Main St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:45 p.m. Monday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St. A stolen wallet was reported.


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:26 a.m. Sunday at 157 Essex St.; at 10:28 p.m. Sunday at 14 Phillips St.

Echevarria in the spotlight at Nichols

PHOTO  BY JIL SOUZA
Lynn native Marcos Echevarria has established himself as a centerpiece player at Nichols. 

By JOSHUA KUMMINS 

Marcos Echevarria hasn’t even been at Nichols College for head coach Tom Glynn’s full three-year tenure, but those following New England college basketball know that the Lynn native has already established himself as a centerpiece player for the Bisons.

“Whenever I recruit on the North Shore and in Boston, Nichols basketball is quickly associated with his name,” Glynn said.

For example, Joey Flannery ― the reigning Division III National Player of the Year ― is that signature player for Babson, a team that last year advanced three rounds into the NCAA Tournament and is currently ranked first nationally. During Glynn’s tenure as an assistant coach at MIT, it was Jimmy Bartolotta, who finished his career as the nation’s top player in 2008.

However, Flannery and Bartolotta’s respective head coaches, Stephen Brennan and Larry Anderson are New England fixtures, having worked at their institutions for more than two decades.

“He’s that one kid who is the face of the program,” Glynn said of his sophomore point guard. “It’s happened, obviously, a lot earlier in my career, but it’s pretty cool. He’s a great kid to be associated with … and demonstrates everything that’s right about college basketball.”

Echevarria was named a captain in March, at the conclusion of his freshman year. While he’s a critical leader off the court, few players in the nation have done more to prove themselves on it.

He leads the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) in scoring by more than four points per game, averaging 26.4 through the season’s first nine contests. That mark ranks sixth in the NCAA Division III and first in New England.

Echevarria has been an all-around contributor, not only leading the Bison in scoring, but also in minutes played (37.6 per game), three-point field goals (39), free throws (67), assists (36), and steals (20). He has been Nichols’ top scorer in five games.

“I’m still learning and growing, but it’s just been a journey,” said Echevarria, whose team has ten freshmen and just one four-year senior. “Coach Glynn has given me the reigns and allowed me to make my mistakes and grow from them. He’s been my big supporter on the court, pushing me to do what’s best for the team and myself at the same time.”

The Bison began the season with an 80-75 loss at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, but are 7-1 since. They defeated Roger Williams, Wentworth and Western New England for a 3-0 start to CCC play.

Nichols averages 94.2 points per game, having scored at least 90 in seven of its games. Echevarria is an obvious key to that success, and sees Glynn’s approaches as a contributing factor to the team’s lethal offense.

“I think what’s helped us is getting fast break points and making as many layups as we can. That comes from hard defense,” Echevarria said. “Another thing we pride ourselves on is fast break three-pointers. Usually coaches want us to take the layup, but Coach Glynn wants us to take the three. I think that’s definitely one of my strong suits, and a lot of my teammates’ as well.”

Earning captaincy is rare for a player as young as Echevarria, but his first year with the Bison was hardly a typical one. Last season, the St. John’s Prep and St. Mark’s School product earned All-CCC Second Team honors after scoring a team-high 18.9 points per game and setting Nichols’ single-season record with 99 three-pointers.

“Being so young and being a captain has its ups and downs,” Echevarria said. “I think I’m relating a lot more to the freshmen because I’ve just been through it, and they listen to me.”

He continued to earn trust from Glynn and assumed more responsibility this season, primarily playing point guard after switching between shooting guard as a freshman.

“You can just see all the work he put in over the summer every day in practice, and in the games it’s obvious,” Glynn said. “He’s added a lot to his game. He’s always been able to shoot and score, but he’s attacking the rim and playing a lot more of the game.”

Echevarria not only tries to lead his teammates, but also serve as a role model to the Lynn community.  

With Nichols off this past week before Christmas, Echevarria was in Orlando, Florida to support his younger brother, Jalen, who plays for St. Mary’s boys basketball team, at the Pre-Holiday KSA Classic Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.

“It gives me a lot of heart on the court because I’m playing for something more than myself,” Echevarria said. “I’m trying to create a pathway for other kids to show that they can go to college and become big names.”

 

Names and notes

  • Marblehead’s Sam York and his University of Miami football team are in bowl game action this week, facing No. 14/12 West Virginia in Wednesday night’s Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. York ― a transfer from Ohio State, where he was a part of the Buckeyes’ national championship team in 2014 ― did not appear in any games this season, but was named a Scout Team Player of the Week on two occasions.
  • Next Monday, Peabody native and St. John’s Prep grad Johnathan Thomas and the No. 5 Penn State football team faces No. 9 USC in the Rose Bowl. Thomas appeared in four games for the 11-2 Nittany Lions.
  • At the midway point of the college hockey season, Saugus native and Union College senior captain Mike Vecchione is the nation’s leader with 18 goals and 37 points in 19 games. He has scored hat tricks against Niagara (four goals) and Yale, three shorthanded goals and also won 300 faceoffs.
  • Lynn’s Katie Burt is one of just two Women’s Hockey East goaltenders with three shutouts this season and leads the league with a .719 winning percentage, thanks to her 10-3-3 record. The Boston College junior returns to the ice next Wednesday against Syracuse.

 

Police log: 12-24-2016

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

Reynotte Bradford, 24, of 16 Newhall St., was arrested and charged with arson of a dwelling at 12:00 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:53 p.m. Thursday at 38 Blossom St.; at 3:12 p.m. Thursday at 37 North Federal St.; at 4:06 p.m. Thursday at 330 Lynnway; at 4:32 p.m. Thursday on Franklin Street; at 5:15 p.m. Thursday on Essex Street; at 5:29 p.m. Thursday on Bowler Street; at 5:36 p.m. Thursday on Harris Road; at 5:45 p.m. Thursday on Cedar Brook Road; at 6:26 p.m. Thursday at 274 Euclid Ave.; at 6:51 p.m. Thursday on Centre Street; at 8:00 p.m. Thursday at 163 Tracy Ave.; at 10:47 p.m. Thursday at 84 Franklin St.; at 3:02 a.m. Friday at 69 Newhall St.; at 6:45 a.m. Friday on Broad Street; at 8:10 a.m. Friday on Western Avenue; at 9:03 a.m. Friday at 60 W Sigourney St.

Complaints

A report of an assault and battery at 3:12 p.m. Thursday on Pleasant Street.

A report of a juvenile problem at 3:14 p.m. Thursday on Chestnut Street.

A report of a disturbance at 4:21 p.m. Thursday at 126 Boston St.; at 5:55 p.m. Thursday on Shepard Street; at 7:50 p.m. Thursday at 9 Surfside Rd.; at 9:44 p.m. Thursday at 121 Nahant St.; at 11:04 p.m. Thursday at 72 Hanover St.; at 12:25 a.m. Friday at 170 Union St.; at 2:47 a.m. Friday at 20 Ashton Terr.

A report of a con/scam at 5:04 p.m. Thursday at 49 Colonial Ave.

A report of larceny at 5:42 p.m. Thursday at 96 Lockwood Rd.

A report of vandalism at 10:32 p.m. Thursday at 11 Alison Way.

A report of a noise at 11:45 p.m. Thursday on Addison Avenue.

A report of an uninvited guest at 12:08 a.m. Friday on Western Avenue.

Police log: 12-23-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:21 a.m. Thursday on West Shore Drive; at 4:35 p.m. Thursday on Atlantic Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a brown bag taken from a home at 8:14 a.m. Thursday on Pinecliff Drive

A report of suspicious online sales at 10:13 a.m. Thursday on Ocean Avenue.

A report of fraud at 4:22 p.m. Thursday on Westport Lane. Walk in reports possible scam on Craig’s List.

A report of a stolen iphone at 8:15 p.m. Thursday on West Street.

A report of a break in at 11:55 p.m. Thursday on Countryside Lane.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:41 a.m. Thursday on Lowell Street; at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at 2 State St.

Complaints

A report of a barking dog at 12:21 a.m. Thursday on Aborn Street.

A report of a citizen assist at 11:55 a.m. Thursday at 36 Fulton St.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of an accident at 12:15 p.m. Thursday on Florence Avenue; at 10:17 p.m. Thursday on Broadway

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:53 a.m. Thursday on Broadway; at 10:47 a.m. Thursday on Newhall Street; at 11:24 a.m. Thursday on Sumner Street; at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Shirley Avenue; at 10:37 p.m. Thursday at 8 Pratt Ct.; at 10:44 p.m. Thursday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 10:47 p.m. Thursday on Beach Street; at 11:52 p.m. Thursday on Milano Avenue.

A report of a 911 hang up at 11:48 a.m. Thursday on Squire Road; at 1:46 p.m. Thursday on Revere Street.

A report of larceny at 12:52 p.m. Thursday on Nahant Avenue.

A report of a burglary at 1:24 p.m. Thursday on Orchard Street.

A report of an assault at 2:21 p.m. Thursday on Garfield Avenue.

A report of shoplifting at 3:43 p.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of vandalism at 9:42 p.m. Thursday on Beach Street.

A report of an unwanted person at 10:03 p.m. Thursday on Beach Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:01 a.m. Thursday at 234 Essex St.; at 2:15 p.m. Thursday on Lincoln Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a 911 hang up at 8:46 a.m. Thursday at 1201 Broadway. Confirmed accidental; at 10:47 a.m. Thursday at 6 First St. Confirmed accidental.

A report of larceny at 12:59 p.m. Thursday at 180 Main St. Male left Stop and Shop with carriage of groceries and failed to pay.

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 6:35 p.m. Thursday at 20 Curtis Rd. Walk in reports neighbor’s tree service left unwanted trees on his property.

A report of a breaking and entering into a motor vehicle at 9:26 p.m. Thursday at Square One Mall.

A report of car fire at 9:58 p.m. Thursday at 770 Broadway. Fire was extinguished.

A report of an unwanted person at 11:34 p.m. Thursday at 770 Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:08 p.m. Thursday atv 156 Humphrey St.

Complaints

A report of  a motor vehicle problem at 11:40 a.m. Thursday at 413 Paradise Rd.

A report of a disturbance at 12:06 p.m. Thursday at 26 Rock Ave.

A report of vandalism at 6:09 p.m. Thursday at 211 Burrill St.

A report of an unknown problem at 4:24 a.m. Friday at 7 Arbutus Rd.

Hanukkah in Swampscott all about community

PHOTO BY PAULA MULLER
Rabbi Michael Ragozin of Congregation Shirat Hayam lights the menorah after reading the story of Hanukkah to preschoolers in the Shirat Hayam Center for Early Education.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT Although Hanukkah is traditionally celebrated among family, the Congregation Shirat of Hayam in Swampscott is planning a larger community event.

The Congregation Shirat Hayam Community Hanukkah Lighting will be Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 6 p.m. Hanukkah begins on Saturday and is celebrated for eight days.

Community members are asked to bring their own menorah and five candles. The event will also feature songs, games, food and hot chocolate.

The menorah lighting is held in partnership with Marblehead’s Temple Sinai. The event was held at Temple Sinai last year and drew about 60 people, according to Shirat Hayam Rabbi Michael Ragozin.

Following the lighting, there will be a gallery walk, where everyone can walk around and see the different varieties of menorahs that people brought, Ragozin said.

“It’s a tremendously wonderful feel of being together as a community at this time, to see the variety of Hanukkiah (Hebrew for menorah) and to stand together as a community, as a people, as we bring light into the darkest time of the year,” Ragozin said.

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Hanukkah celebrates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where legend shows that Jews rose up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt, who had tried to stamp out the Jewish religion, according to history.com.

Legend also shows that the during the rededication, after recapturing the temple, the Jews witnessed an apparent miracle. There was only enough oil to light the menorah’s candles burning for a single night, but the flames lasted for eight nights.

Ragozin said the candles are lit during Hanukkah in memory of the miracle of the oil. He said there’s also the human miracle of the holiday, as a group of people cared so deeply about the traditions of the Jewish religion that they resisted the oppressive power of assimilation, and had the courage to stand up and fight for their beliefs.

“It’s the story of the few defeating the many, the weak defeating the strong,” Ragozin said. “If our ancestors hadn’t stood up and won that war, we wouldn’t be here today.”

Rabbi David Meyer of the Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead said Hanukkah is primarily an at-home festival and that the temple is not doing much beyond their Sabbath next week. The temple had a community meal last week that included latkes, or potato pancakes.

Meyer said lighting a candle every night during Hanukkah is also an affirmation of the victory of light over the forces of darkness.

“Certainly the idea that our values and our freedoms are worth standing up for and fighting for is a message that can never grow old,” Meyer said.


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