Peabody

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.

Peabody officials question Oak Street development

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
The Peabody/Lynn Elks Lodge on Oak Street in Peabody may be torn down to make room for an 80-unit apartment development.

By LEAH DEARBORN

PEABODY — City departments have expressed concern about a pending 80-unit apartment development at 40 Oak St., known as The Residences at O’Shea Field.

“Right now it’s very speculative,” said Stacey Bernson, Assistant Director of Community Development.

The heads of city departments presented concerns related to public safety, area flooding, financial feasibility and project design at a construction review meeting in December.

Bernson said police and fire departments expressed worries regarding traffic and accessibility to the property in the event of an emergency.

She said the Recreation, Parks and Forestry Department has also spoken out against the project on the grounds that there are no playgrounds or green spaces nearby for potential tenants to use.

She said the Elks Lodge on the site has a purchase and sale agreement with developer Larkin Real Estate, Inc.

“We’re certainly going to propose a project no different than other projects the city has seen in terms of review,” said John Smolak, an attorney representing the development. “The site was identified by the city itself for affordable housing. It’s curious how the city feels it’s not an acceptable place now.”

Smolak said the developers will follow all imposed guidelines and that the approval of the Conservation Commission is necessary for it to move forward.

Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. acknowledged the inclusion of the site in the city’s 2013 Housing Production Plan in a Dec. 21 letter addressed to the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency.

“We understand that at first glance, this site appears to be an ideal location for a housing development … The proposed scale and density included in our plan is significantly less than what has been proposed by the developer,” said Bettencourt in the letter.

School Committee member Tom Rossignoll said the board added their names to the development opposition out of concern that the housing could have a negative effect on the already overcrowded Welch Elementary School.

As part of the 40B process for affordable housing, Bernson said the project will be reviewed by the state before it can move forward.

The comments made by various departments and abutters have been submitted to MassHousing, said Bernson, and the city should know by end of month whether the development has been approved by the state.


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

Police log: 1-16-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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.

Fenwick girls turn basketball game into a party

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Peabody forward Catherine Manning goes in for a layup past Fenwick’s Olivia DiPietro. 

By ANNE MARIE TOBIN

PEABODY — It may not have been pretty at times, but not even a dozen or so missed layups and free throws could dampen the celebratory feeling at the Bishop Fenwick gymnasium yesterday afternoon. The Crusaders’ girls basketball team (7-3) unfurled their 2016 state championship game prior to its game against cross-city rival Peabody (4-4), then simply outran the Tanners en route to a 67-52 win.

The members of that team along with former Fenwick greats Cheryl Murtaugh (‘77), Kerri Burke (‘03) and Amy Pelletier (‘11) were honored in a pre-game ceremony in which they were presented with special plaques of recognition cleverly fashioned from the the original 1959 bleachers that had been replaced over the summer.

“I felt bad that we didn’t play our best on this day with so many alums back, but winning on the day we hung the banner was good,” Fenwick coach Adam DeBaggis said. “We missed a lot of layups, and a lot of free throws that, had we made half of them, would have taken a lot of pressure off, but overall it was a good day;”

Senior captain Sam Mancinelli and sophomore Jaxson Nadeau had double-doubles. Mancinelli scored a season-high 22 points with 10 rebounds, eight steals and three assists, while Nadeau finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and three assists.

Fenwick carried the momentum from the ceremony onto the court, forcing three straight Peabody turnovers to grab a quick 5-0 lead. Peabody battled back to take a 13-12 lead after one quarter. The second quarter was back-and-forth until the final minute when Mancinelli and Nadeau hit back-to-back threes and Mancinelli had a putback off her own offensive rebound to complete an 8-0 run that quickly turned a three-point Tanner deficit into 11, 32-21, at the half.

Fenwick piled on to open the third quarter with a 7-0 run to put Peabody in a big hole, trailing 39-21.

“Stretching out that lead just before halftime was huge, and then we got a fast start in the third quarter as well, so all of a sudden it went from a five point game to a really big lead,” DeBaggis said.

Peabody senior captain Melissa Gray stopped the bleeding with 3-pointer. Unfortunately for the Tanners, the closest they would come the rest of the way was nine points (41-32) after a steal and pull up jumper by Gray, who finished with a double-double (20 points, 11 rebounds). Fellow senior captain Katie Wallace (9 points) put the Tanners on her back in the fourth quarter, scoring nine of her team’s 16 points, but it wasn’t enough. Senior captain Alyssa Alperen also scored nine, while Catherine Manning (7 rebounds) scored seven, Nene Onwuogo (7 rebounds) scored six before fouling out. Hannah Pellizzaro chipped in one point.

Peabody coach Stan McKeen was happy with the Tanners’ effort but felt they made it too easy for Fenwick,

“Our biggest problem was not getting back on defense, we gave them too many easy baskets and simply did not box out,” he said. “When you miss shots, you have to get back on defense and we didn’t. The put a lot of pressure on us the whole game, and I think fatigue played was a factor, especially at the end. That’s what makes Fenwick a good team.”

Masco goalie stones Peabody girls hockey team

FILE PHOTO
Peabody/Lynnfield girls hockey coach Michelle Roach, speaking to the team, bemoaned its lack of success scoring goals after Saturday’s loss to Masconomet.

By SCOT COOPER

PEABODY —  For almost 50 minutes Saturday afternoon there wasn’t much ink going on the score sheet in the Peabody girls hockey game against Masconomet.

However, the Chieftains never stopped putting the pressure on Peabody goalie Jenny Collins, and eventually they broke through for a 2-0 win.

Masco was dominant in the first period, keeping the puck in the Tanner end for long stretches of action, with Collins, a freshman, getting a pad, a glove, a stick on every shot she saw, and she saw quite a few.

Mikayla Vincent did get one by Collins with about five minutes left in the first, but it clanged off the left post. Peabody also struck iron with time running out in the opening period, when Molly Smedira’s shot struck the pipe to the left of Masco goalie Molly Elmore.

The second period was a carbon copy of the first, a lot of good chances by both teams but nothing in the net. The Tanners were much better in the second, carrying the play for long stretches. But they couldn’t get one by Elmore.

With Masco desperate to end a 5-game winless streak, the Chieftains once again were aggressive on the attack from the opening puck drop in the third. Despite a couple of Maco power plays, Collins was still perfect for Peabody.

The Chieftains finally got a puck over the goal line on a broken play in front of the Peabody net. A Tanner clearing pass struck a leg and wound up on the stick of Masco’s Abby Gendron along the goal line. Gendron took a stride towards the front of the net and dished the puck to the far post, where co-captain Kate Irons knocked it home with 12 minutes left in the third.

The goal gave Masco a big lift, and with that shot of confidence, the Chieftains controlled the play for most of the period until another loose puck ended up in the Peabody goal.

Defenseman Lexi Rosenbaum took a shot from the right point that hit teammate Izzy Sarra to Collins’ left. The puck landed right on Sarra’s backhand and she swept the puck across the crease to Vincent who had an open net to look at.

Peabody brought Collins to the bench with a minute to go in the third, but couldn’t get one by Elmore, who said the locker room mood was upbeat after the team picked up its first win since Christmas.

“Everybody was pretty excited in the locker room after this win, we hadn’t won one in a long time,” Elmore said.  “I just tried to stay focused when there wasn’t a lot of action in my end and wait for us to score.”

Masco coach Ryan Sugar said he told his team to just keep up the attack do what they were doing, with a little modification after the first two periods.

“I told them not to get frustrated, keep shooting keep attacking, but I told them to attack the net, crash the net, which we weren’t doing early on,” Sugar said. “It’s been a rough stretch (0-3-2) after opening the year 4-0, so it’s good to get this win.”

Peabody (3-5-1) coach Michelle Roach said her team played well for stretches Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t get the puck in the net.

“We held them off, but we’ve been having trouble finding the back of the net all year,” Roach said. “Jenny was excellent, she’s been our rock all season along with our other goalie (Abby Buckley) as well, we have to find a way to score some goals.”

Peabody will host Shawsheen next Saturday.

 

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.

 

 

 

Pasy Magulas, 97

LYNN — Mrs. Pasy (Coupoulos) Magulas, 97, of Peabody, formerly a longtime resident of Lynn, passed away at Beverly Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Pasy was the beloved wife of the late George Magulas. They met at a Valentine’s Day dance, married and were devoted to each other for 49 years.  

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Bertha (Kritikos) Copoulos. She was an honor student and graduate of Lynn Classical High School with the Class of 1937. She loved to dance, travel and ski and was a fitness enthusiast. She was a lifelong communicant of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn. She and her husband owned and operated the very successful Helene Beauty Salon in Lynn for more than 35 years. She was good friends with all of her customers, especially her business partner, Josephine (Corbagli) Pasquali.

Pasy was the loving mother of Dorothea Wrobel, the cherished grandmother of Kristen, Jamie, Ariana, Olivia and Dylan, and the great-grandmother of five beautiful great-grandchildren. She will be tremendously missed for all of the love, laughter and beautiful celebrations. Her legacy is one of kindness. Her creed was, “Love one another.”  

Service information: Pasy’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at the CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. Burial of ashes will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pasy’s memory may be made to the Hellenic Cardiac Fund for Children, c/o Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301 or via www.bostonchildrens.org/givenow. For the online guestbook please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.

 

Robert M. Butler, 64

LYNN — Mr. Robert M. “Bob” Butler, age 64, of Lynn, died on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at North Shore Medical Center, Salem Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Carol (Bedard) Butler, who predeceased him in 2005.

Born in Saugus in 1952, he was the son of the late Alfred and Eloise (Bumgarner) Butler. Bob was raised in Saugus, attended Saugus Public Schools and graduated from Saugus High School, Class of 1970. Following high school, Bob went on to Boston State College where he studied education. He moved to Lynn and has been a resident of the city since 1974.

He worked as an inspector at the General Electric River Works Plant in West Lynn for many years and was a shop steward for IUE-CWA Local 201. He also worked as an EMT and manager at Atlantic and the former Nordstroms Ambulance. He enjoyed collecting coins and was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan.  

Bob was the loving father of Katie Thornell and her husband Todd of Beverly and the beloved grandfather of Tynan Thornell. In addition, he is survived by his father-in-law, Roland Bedard and his late wife Catherine of Lynn, his brother-in-law, Robert Bedard of Lynn, his sister-in-law, Maureen Gilleberto and her husband (Paul) of Peabody, his niece, Jenny Shirley and his nephew, Michael Gilleberto.

Service information: A funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017 in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9 a.m. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road #200, Framingham, MA 01701 or at www.diabetes.org. Directions and online guestbook at www.solimine.com.

 

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.

Gann’s star dual-athlete commits to Ursinus

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Peabody native Jayme Callum, pictured with the Independent Girls Conference volleyball championship trophy, will play softball and volleyball at Ursinus College. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

Peabody native Jayme Callum has built a stellar athletic career at Waltham’s Gann Academy.

A star dual-athlete in volleyball and softball, Callum has earned numerous awards for her accomplishments in both sports. Callum was named the 2016 Independent Girls Conference MVP in volleyball and earned the same award in 2015 for softball. Now she’s taking the next step in her athletic endeavors.

The Gann Academy senior announced her commitment to Ursinus College in Pennsylvania next year, where she’ll continue to play both volleyball and softball.

Callum’s college decision is a process that began last year when she initially visited Ursinus on a softball-related trip. Ursinus left a positive impression on Callum, so she decided to connect to the school’s volleyball team. That’s when she knew her choice was clear.

“The process started last year when I contacted coaches,” Callum said. “I came down and visited the school. I fell in love with the campus. I primarily was going to the school for softball and then I was able to add volleyball too.”

An outside hitter in volleyball and a catcher in softball, Callum shared that she also considered committing to Gettysburg College and the University of Hartford. In the end, her experiences in connecting with the volleyball and softball teams at Ursinus played a major role in her commitment to the Bears.  

“The girls on the softball team were nice and very connected to each other,” Callum recalled. “I met the volleyball team for the first time in the fall and that went well. They are a very cohesive group.”

Another driving force in Callum’s decision was the school’s size. Ursinus is a small school with an enrollment of  just 1,650 undergraduate students.

“Another thing that appealed to me is the school’s size,” Callum said. “That was important for me, coming from a small prep school.”

Callum’s athletic resume in an impressive one. She recently wrapped up a stellar senior volleyball campaign that saw the Heifers finish undefeated in the regular season at 15-0. The team won its first IGC Conference title in school history and earned a trip to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference playoffs.

“It was the best season that our school has ever had,” Callum said. “It was the first time our school has gone undefeated in volleyball.”

Although her high school volleyball career has come to a close, Callum is still engaged in the sport through her club program, the Beantown Volleyball Club. In the meantime, she’ll also be preparing for her senior season on the diamond.

The Heifers softball team has won the IGC championship over the past two seasons and Callum is hopeful she and her teammates can make it a third this upcoming spring.

“I’m hoping to have another strong season,” Callum said.  “ We lost our pitcher from last season, so we’re sort of a young team. I’m hoping for the best. Everyone’s really invested.”

As she gears up to carry her athletic skills to the collegiate realm, Callum credited her coaches for preparing her for the next stage.

“I’m going to miss the coaches,” Callum said. “I’ve formed a very strong bond with all of my volleyball and softball coaches, especially Jaime Wakefield. She’s an assistant coach on both teams. My coaches taught me about leadership and how to stand up for myself.”

Although high school athletes may often lack guidance when they make decisions on their futures, that wasn’t the case with Callum. Her mother, Susan, was a stellar volleyball player at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her father, David, was a standout baseball player at Lehigh University.

“I’m very proud to carry that tradition (of playing in college),” Callum said. “The best advice I got was from my parents and my coaches. They told me to find a school and a coach that reached out to me, not to play for a coach that I felt wasn’t invested in me.”

Now that she’s endured the stresses that come with choosing where to continue her athletic and academic careers, Callum offers the same advice for high school athletes who are unsure of how to zero in on where to go next.

“I’d give somebody the same advice that my parents and coaches gave me,” Callum said. “Find a coach that they feel connected to. I’d also tell them to find a school they feel comfortable at. If they ever stop playing sports, they should go to a school where they’re still comfortable.”


Harold Rivera can be reached at hrivera@itemlive.com. 

Morrison: No shortage of contenders in the NEC

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Jack Stafford of the Lynn Jets continues to play like an MVP as he looks to carry his team to the top of the Northeastern Conference. 

By KATIE MORRISON

Once the tournament rolls around, one thing will be certain: any Northeastern Conference boys hockey team that makes the cut will surely be battle-tested.

The NEC is shaping up to be one of the strongest leagues in hockey this season. In the NEC/North, Danvers, Saugus, Marblehead and Winthrop are all in the mix for a league title and eventually a playoff berth, while in the NEC/South, it’s looking like a battle between Lynn and Swampscott.

The race between Swampscott and Lynn should be a good one. The Jets aren’t even halfway through their schedule, but aside from a rematch with Latin Academy (which Lynn tied, 5-5, in the season opener, a game that the Jets looked to have in the bag before the Dragons rallied back from a 3-1 deficit late) and a non-league matchup with Somerville, Lynn’s schedule over the next few weeks looks like smooth sailing. The Jets will take on Beverly, Peabody, Gloucester and Revere/Malden to close out January. Lynn (4-1-1) defeated the Patriots earlier this season, and can take advantage of the fact that Beverly (1-7) and Peabody (0-6) are having down seasons.

The Jets have only played six games, but are starting to hit their stride. In last Thursday’s game against Shawsheen, the defense looked a lot stronger than it did when Lynn let Latin Academy creep back into the game in the opener, and coach Joe Conlon said that it was goalie Jack Stafford’s best game of the season. Stafford looked every bit as good as he did last season when he won the NEC MVP.

Having Stafford playing at a high level will be key for the Jets going forward. The senior goaltender was unbelievable last season, boasting a .949 save percentage and 1.3 goals per game average. He’s allowed 12 goals in six games so far this season, but as the Jets showed last Thursday, when Stafford is playing up to his capabilities and the defense in front of him is working well, Lynn is a very tough team to score against.

On the offensive side, the Jets have a lot of firepower, scoring 29 goals over six games. The offense comes from a lot of different sources as well, which makes Lynn tough to defend. Sean Devin leads the team with five goals, and 12 other players have found the back of the net for the Jets so far this season.

The one time the Jets were shut out was against Swampscott in a 2-0 loss. When the two teams meet again on February 6, it’s going to be a battle.

The Big Blue have been rolling, and their only loss came against Winthrop early in the season. Swampscott has been dealt some adversity; senior captain Mike Johnson was injured in the win over Lynn.

Losing Johnson hurts. The forward led the team in points last season (55) and became the seventh player in Swampscott High history to join the 100-point club in the Blue’s 10-3 win over Gloucester on Dec. 21. He logged eight points (five goals, three assists) in three games this season for Swampscott. It remains to be seen when he’ll return to the ice, but he hasn’t been ruled out for the season. If and when he does return, it will be a massive boost to the Swampscott offense.

Not that the Swampscott offense has been struggling without Johnson. Senior captain Louis Olivieri (nine goals, eight assists) and junior Stevie Santanello (seven goals, six assists) have stepped up in Johnson’s absence. The defense has also been lights-out as of late; the Blue have only given up three goals over their last five games.

The game to watch, in my opinion, next week is the showdown between Swampscott and Saugus on Wednesday at Salem State’s Rockett Arena. Saugus proved that it is the real deal a couple of days ago when it gave Winthrop all it could handle in a 2-2 tie. I said a couple of weeks ago that Saugus was the most surprising team in the NEC so far, and the Sachems keep showing that they’re on the rebound from a tough 3-14-3 season last year.

The road ahead isn’t easy as the Sachems will face huge tests against Danvers and Bishop Fenwick before they even get to the Big Blue, and after that they’ll have to skate against Marblehead. If Saugus gets through this grueling stretch with a couple of more wins under its belt, it’s safe to say the Sachems are going to be a tough team to take down.


Katie Morrison can be reached at hrivera@itemlive.com. 

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.

Beverly restaurant owners plead to $6M fraud


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.

Priscilla St. Pierre, 92

PEABODY — Mrs. Priscilla (Bartlett) St. Pierre, of Peabody and formerly of Saugus, age 92, died on Friday, Jan. 6 at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Peabody. She was the wife of the late Raymond St. Pierre.

Born in Lynnfield, she was the daughter of the late Newell and Gladys (Deveau) Bartlett. She worked as a registered nurse for Greater Lynn Senior Service. She was a devoted homemaker and a long time resident of Saugus.

Mrs. St. Pierre leaves one son, Bruce McCarrier and his wife Patricia of Saugus; one daughter, Mardell Radebaugh and her husband Daniel of Northwood, N.H.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sister-in-law Claire Lacerte.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Compassus Hospice, 22 Johnson St., Peabody, MA 01960.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service in St. John’s Episcopal Church, corners of Central and Prospect Streets, Saugus on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. Arrangements by BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, Saugus. For condolences visit BisbeePorcella.com.

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.

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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.

A new direction for the arts

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Carolyn Cole is the new director of the Lynn Cultural District.

By BILL BROTHERTON

LYNN — Carolyn Cole, who grew up in the Pine Hill section of the city, remembers elementary school field trips to the “shoe museum to make paper shoes.”

It started a love for the arts that continues to evolve. Cole is the new director of the Lynn Cultural District, having been promoted from her position of program manager. She succeeds Kate Luchini, who is devoting more time to her burgeoning jewelry business and other artistic endeavors.

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Making those paper shoes unleashed a creativity that has stayed with Cole. As a youngster, she took acting classes in the LynnArts building, participated in the theater program at English and Bishop Fenwick high schools and got a scholarship to New England Conservatory, where she studied and trained. After earning a musical theater degree, she acted in Rhode Island, moved to New York City, got an office job on Wall Street and landed a few singing and acting gigs. She moved to Washington, D.C., in 2011 after winning the role of Tracy Turnblad in the Signature Theatre’s production of “Hairspray.”

“After about three years, I started really missing Lynn. I missed the community. So I moved back to my parents’ basement,” she said, then laughed. That was a little less than two years ago, and she’s been active in the arts community since returning. She took odd jobs, taught musical theater to school kids and gave voice lessons at School of Rock in the LynnArts building. She volunteered with Arts After Hours, Girls Inc. and other nonprofits. She met Emily Ruddock, the director when Lynn was first designated as a Cultural District, and got involved. She, Luchini and Drew Russo, executive director of the Lynn Museum, teamed as formidable leaders of the city’s growing arts coalition.

She’s come full circle.

“I love to meet people and I’m always asking how I can help,” said Cole. “I learned so much from Kate, and Drew and his staff have been so supportive. I am so happy to be here, to be home where so much is happening.

“I’ve met so many people who say ‘Nothing is going on in downtown Lynn. Where do I park? Where do I eat?’ Well, so much is going on in downtown Lynn. I tell them about six places to park, seven places to eat, places to shop, places to see art and music and black-box theater. This Lynn Museum is a gem. People who come here for the first time can’t believe how wonderful it is. The same with the LynnArts gallery,” she added. “There’s a lot of incredible talent in this city.”

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In her new role, Cole will continue to work with the museum and LynnArts, reaching out to the community in a collaborative effort to get the word out about Lynn’s arts and culture scene.

“I’ve lived in New York and D.C.; I’ve traveled to many of America’s biggest cities … I’ve never been to a place as special and unique as Lynn,” said Cole. “I joke that I was born at Stop & Shop, in aisle seven,” she added, referencing Lynn Hospital, the former occupant of that parcel.

Cole and her husband of eight years, Michael Fogarty, an NCAA basketball official, are expecting their first child, a girl, next month. It was Michael who suggested they move to Lynn, and Carolyn was only too happy to accommodate him. “We met in Rhode Island, he followed me to New York and I took him around with me all these years and places,” she said, smiling. They have bought a house in the Euclid Avenue/Wyoma Square area.

“People ask ‘How are you going to run a Cultural District and raise a baby at the same time?’ That’s just what a woman does, isn’t it?” said Cole.

Russo said Cole is bright, creative and talented and he is looking forward to working with her in her new position. The two grew up in Lynn and took acting classes together.

“Carolyn has a tremendous work ethic. Everyone enjoys working with her. She loves theater and the arts and has been a successful singer, actor and teacher. We are so lucky to have her here in Lynn,” Russo said.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council believes a thriving creative sector is a powerful economic development asset. In support of this, the MCC’s Cultural Districts Initiative was authorized by the state legislature in 2010 and implemented in 2011. Lynn was approved as one of the first five Cultural Districts.

These cultural districts help local arts, humanities and science organizations improve the quality and range of their public programs so that more local families can benefit from them. They enhance the experience for visitors and thus attract more tourist dollars and tax revenue. And they attract artists, cultural organizations, restaurateurs  and entrepreneurs of all kinds, enhancing property values and making communities more attractive.

Lynn’s Cultural District designation expires in June, and a committee is now working toward renewing and expanding the program for another five years. A recent meeting at the Lynn Museum was led by Cole and attended by representatives from the arts community, the city of Lynn, the city of Peabody, Mass Development, The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, the Food Project, the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance, the media and others.


Bill Brotherton can be reached at bbrotherton@itemlive.com.

Police log: 1-10-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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.

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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.

Peabody rep wants OD registry

ITEM FILE PHOTO
Peabody City Hall.

By LEAH DEARBORN

PEABODY — State Rep. Thomas Walsh (D-Peabody) plans to introduce legislation that will create a statewide registry of overdose responses.

“Nothing exists like this now,” said Walsh. “Let’s say, for instance, an overdose occurred in Peabody one night and the same person overdosed in another town a few days later. Emergency services conducting follow-up business would know who they have responded to.”

Walsh said no interconnected, statewide registry of overdose records exists right now and that while some towns and cities have established their own individual databases, they are separate from each other.

Walsh said the registry is an initiative he has been working on with city fire personnel.

The legislation will be filed in the coming weeks before being assigned to a committee, said Walsh. From there it must successfully move through the House of Representatives and the Senate before it can be implemented as a statewide service.  

Twenty-six unintentional overdose deaths occurred in Peabody between 2012 and 2015, according to statistics from the state Department of Health.

The most recent department data confirms 2,644 opioid-related deaths across the state between January 2015 and September 2016. Another 637 deaths are estimated to be opioid-related.

State government has signed several recent pieces of legislation into law to combat the opioid epidemic, including a bill approved last March that limits opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for first-time adult prescriptions.

The bill, which Walsh reflected as one of the first signed after he took office last spring, also places a seven-day limit on opiate prescriptions for minors.


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

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.

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

 

Cat house moves to Peabody

By ADAM SWIFT

PEABODY Stray cats will now have a fighting chance to make it through the winter.

Thursday night, the Peabody City Council approved a special permit for a no-kill, cat-only adoption center on Main Street operated by Animal Umbrella Inc., a volunteer nonprofit.

“I think this will be a great asset to the city,” said Councilor-at-Large Anne Manning-Martin. “It is certainly needed to help these stray animals and take them off the streets for the winter. I commend these volunteers.”

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Animal Umbrella has been running a shelter in Revere, but Charles Martins, the attorney representing the charity, said the organization has been forced out as the Revere landlord is demolishing the building to use it for other purposes.

The new shelter will be at 150R Main St., the former home of the Northeast Animal Hospital.

“It is approximately 2,300 square feet and already conducive to use for animals,” said Martins.

The maximum number of felines that will be housed at the shelter is 60, with an average of about 40 to 50 at most times. The cats at the shelter will be spayed or neutered.

“I’ve supported the organization for over 20 years,” said Peabody resident Robert Marcotte. “They are my charity of choice. They are doing God’s work, rescuing animals that do not have a chance in the world.”

Marcotte added that the volunteers who staff the shelter keep it fastidiously clean.

Ward 2 Councilor Peter McGinn said he spoke with the volunteers from the shelter, as well as the city’s health department for guidance on any special conditions for the location.

“I am comfortable that they are committed to running a clean and well-run location,” he said.

The cats at the shelter will be available for adoption by the public during business hours.

“As a cat lover, I am very happy to see them move to Peabody,” said City Council President Joel Saslaw.

Animal Umbrella was founded in 1984, with its original shelter in Lynn before it moved to Revere.

 

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.

 

Swampscott basketball coach resigns

By STEVE KRAUSE

Dave Born, boys basketball coach for Swampscott, resigned Friday night following the team’s loss to Peabody, athletic director Kelly Farley confirmed.

Farley said Justin Fucile, a former coach, will serve in the interim.

Born said the decision for him to step down was mutual, but he did not elaborate.

The Big Blue are still looking for their first win of the season.


Steve Krause can be reached at skrause@itemlive.com. 

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.

Mall security finds bag of dead dogs

By LEAH DEARBORN

PEABODY Five dead dogs were found in a bag by security Saturday at the Northshore Mall.

Peabody Police Capt. Dennis Bonauito said the dogs appeared to be stillborn fetuses.

Bonauito said the case is still under investigation and there is no additional information regarding who left the dogs.

Mall security contacted the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after finding the animals at 9:28 p.m.

Rob Halpin, director of public relations at the MSPCA said the society was notified but that the investigation has been passed to local law enforcement.  

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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.

 

Ellen R. Hughes, 75

PEABODY — Ellen R. (Gibbons) Hughes, age 75, of Peabody, formerly of Salem and Swampscott, died on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at Continuing Care at Brooksby Village, after a brief illness.

Daughter of the late John and Mary (Coogan) Gibbons, sister of Shelagh Gibbons-Ichimura of Seattle, Wash., Maureen Bellante of Swampscott and Laurence Gibbons of North Carolina; aunt of eight nieces and nephews and eight grandnieces and nephews.

Service information: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn, on Saturday, January 7, 2017, followed by burial in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial vising hours Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA  02472. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, Salem. Complete obituary, directions and guest book at Solimine.com.

And then there was one in Swampscott

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Charing Cross Realty Trust has withdrawn its proposal to convert the shuttered Swampscott Middle School on Greenwood Avenue into 11 single-family homes, leaving only Groom Construction, the other developer, which proposed luxury apartments.

“Over the past several weeks, we have become increasingly uneasy with a number of decisions made by town officials regarding this selection process and believe that it would be in the best interest of Charing Cross to withdraw rather than to continue with a process that causes us concern,” Phil Singleton, trustee of Charing Cross, wrote in a letter to Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen.

Groom Construction, the Salem-based company that originally won approval for condominiums on the site five years ago, has proposed 28 luxury apartments or condominiums and three garage outbuildings on the site. Representatives from Groom wrote in their proposal that it was their preference that the units be offered as condominiums to buyers should market conditions be favorable.

Peabody-based Charing Cross and Groom Construction responded to the Request for Proposals (RFP) released by town officials in September.

LHAND’s pioneering work

Singleton said the decision was made because town officials were unwilling to publicize bid prices from either developer, which he said should be public information. He said he was also troubled by the town’s “ill-conceived” plan to have Peter Kane, director of community development, present the proposals to the neighborhood during an upcoming community forum, rather than the developers themselves.

“We just didn’t like the way they were doing the procedure and felt they did a couple of things that were against the rules,” Singleton said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “We thought about it over the weekend and decided this morning that we wouldn’t go ahead.”

The community forum is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Swampscott High School cafeteria, where Kane will present the remaining proposal.

“Developers obviously have every right to withdraw,” Kane said. “I couldn’t necessarily say I’m surprised or not surprised. We were holding the forum to get an idea of what residents felt on the two proposals. We’ll still use this forum to get feedback on the lone proposal.”

Dreeben said after Charing Cross withdrew, there was only one other option, but still believes the community forum is necessary. She said the selectmen are scheduled to vote on a proposal for the reuse of the Greenwood Avenue school on Jan. 18.

“But yeah, that makes the decision pretty easy then,” she said. “We would need to vote … but it looks fairly clear that if there’s only one proposal, then that would be the one as long as it meets our criteria.”

Drainage a Pleasant problem in Marblehead

The zoning change approved at Town Meeting last May allows for construction of a single structure with 28 units on the site. Potential developers had 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 the initial zoning change approved at Town Meeting, which allowed for a multi-family unit on the parcel. That was overturned by Massachusetts Land Court after neighbors filed suit in 2014, and zoning was reverted to single-family housing.

Singleton wrote in his letter that town officials wrote in the RFP that potential developers must adhere to a residential reuse of the property that is at a “scale appropriate to the site, consistent with neighborhood characteristics and in compliance with existing zoning.”

At previous public forums, neighbors voiced concerns that the potential size of a building allowed by the zoning change would not fit in with the neighborhood.

“While we presented our proposal as a neighborhood-friendly option, the (Town Selection) Committee’s insistence that there was no way to determine if we were neighborhood friendly because there was there was ‘no consensus’ in the neighborhood as to the scale and design of a proposed development left us believing that a significant chasm exists between what the neighbors are saying and what the town is hearing,” Singleton wrote.


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.

Peabody is in a state of celebration

PHOTO BY NICOLE GOODHUE BOYD
Jon Simmons directs the high school chorus during mid-term Inaugural of City Government at City Hall.

By ADAM SWIFT

PEABODY — Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr.’s review on the state of the city, followed by its centennial celebration Monday night, was, even more this year than most, a chance to look forward while looking back.

“It was Jan. 1, 1917, that the first Peabody city government was sworn into office, in a ceremony that was much like this,” said Bettencourt at city hall for the mid-term inaugural and city council reorganization ceremony. Bettencourt’s talk was followed by a birthday party for the city in the Wiggin Auditorium.

Earlier in the evening, the city council elected Ward 5 Councilor Joel Saslaw as the body’s new president.

“Peabody is a city that is rich in history, but the one thing that stands out is that we are a city that feels like a town,” said Saslaw. “As we continue to grow, I hope Peabody never loses that hometown feeling.”

Downtown was Peabody’s main attraction in 2016

In the fall of November 1916, Peabody voters approved changing from a town to a city government by a narrow 55-vote margin, the mayor said. At that time, Peabody was one of the largest producers of leather in the world and a beacon for immigrants from across Europe and the world.

“They came to Peabody seeking a better life for themselves and their families,” Bettencourt said.

Even though the city has grown and changed tremendously over the past century, the mayor said many of the issues and challenges those first elected officials faced 100 years ago are very similar to the issues Peabody faces today.

Downtown infrastructure, education and quality of life issues were all of the utmost importance in 1917 as they are in 2017, Bettencourt said. In 1917, city officials debated the need for a new high school as the $95,000 high school built in 1904 was already being deemed too small.

“In 2017, we are focusing on education, public safety, the downtown and our quality of life,” Bettencourt said.

Thanks to many dedicated people in the city, the mayor said there has been much to celebrate over the past year in those areas. Chief among them, he said, was the opening of the new Higgins Middle School to students in September to rave reviews.

“I’m proud to say that we undertook the biggest construction project in the city’s history and delivered it on time and under budget,” said Bettencourt.

The past year also saw the completion of the Peabody Square reconfiguration project, continued work on downtown flood mitigation efforts and the beginning of the Crystal Lake restoration and beautification project (whose mention drew cheers from the audience).

“Our investments in education, public safety and quality of life are continuing to pay dividends and we’ve done it without compromising the affordability that has long been Peabody’s calling card,” Bettencourt said. “Peabody has come a long way in 100 years from our time as the leather capital of the world with dirt roads and cobblestone sidewalks to a thriving 21st century city focused on education, public safety, economic development and the quality of life for the residents we serve. Working together, all of us, Peabody’s future looks bright.”

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

Peabody builds efficiency

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Peabody City Hall.

By LEAH DEARBORN

PEABODY — In an effort to simplify the bureaucratic process and improve efficiency, the city is establishing a separate building department, said Christopher Ryder, chief of staff for Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr.

Ryder said the newly established department previously fell under the broader umbrella of the community development department, but now will be under Building Commissioner Albert Talarico with a standalone budget. All other operations within the department will remain unchanged.

“The Building Commissioner shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, for a term of one year,” said a public notice published by City Council.

The adjustments are small, but Ryder said they will help increase efficiency.

“It’s more in line with state standards,” said Ryder. “The mayor feels it will help to streamline the department.”

Ryder said he couldn’t comment on why there wasn’t a standalone building department in place before Bettencourt became mayor in 2012. He said the changes have already gone into effect, just in time for the new year.

According to the official City of Peabody website, the building department is mandated to ensure the safety and welfare of the general public through the enforcement of all state building codes and local ordinances.

Peabody police arrest man on multiple warrants

PEABODY — Jose Luis Vasquez was arrested on warrants for rape, assault and battery, Sunday morning at the Holiday Inn on Newbury St., according to the  Peabody Police Department.

Vasquez, 26, of 124 Green St. in Lynn,  is due to be arraigned on Tuesday, at 9 a.m. at Peabody District Court.  Charges include: Two counts of rape, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery against a family or household member, intimidation of a witness, two counts of threats and violation of probation. There were three separate warrants that were the result of investigation by city police officers and detectives conducted over the past four days.

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

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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

Have you seen this missing Salem woman?

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT

A 33-year-old woman was last seen Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from Salem Police.

Christine Amara left her home between 4-4:30 p.m. wearing a red jacket, jeans, black shoes and gray hat, her mother told police.

Amara works at Not Your Average Joe’s in Peabody, and did not show up for her shift Wednesday, police said.

Amara, who is described as 5’4, 155 pounds, white, with blond hair and hazel eyes, was last seen driving her father’s red Toyota Tundra (Massachusetts plate 3YC433), according to the police.

Contact Salem Police at (978) 744-1212 with any information on her whereabouts.

Police log: 12-30-2016

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.

 

Downtown was Peabody’s main attraction in 2016

FILE PHOTO BY SCOTT EISEN
An aerial view of the Liberty Statue in Peabody Square in Peabody on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

By LEAH DEARBORN

PEABODY — A yearlong focus on the city center is beginning to pay off for downtown businesses.

Deanne Healey, president of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, said the biggest project of the year was the reconfiguration of Peabody Square, which wrapped up in October.

“From the feedback we’ve received, the general consensus is that people were skeptical at first, but now they’re pleasantly surprised,” said Healey.

The improvements to the downtown will continue into the new year in an effort to ensure that non-residents know exactly what the city has to offer.

Neighborhood organization Peabody Main Streets has been working with a design and wayfinding consultant to create more uniform signage, said Healey.

“We want people to see downtown Peabody as a destination and not a one-stop shop,” said Healey. “Right now the signage in town is not very good. When you get off the highway, every sign points you to Salem.”

Healey said most businesses in the center have been around for a long time and have a consistent client base. The real hurdle, she said, is getting people to linger and try new things.

Swampscott under new management

It was a challenge Peabody Main Streets attempted to overcome this year with events designed to showcase the city’s livelier side, such as a pop-up dinner party at East End Veterans Memorial Park in September.

Healey said the group is already looking forward to a pop-up winter-themed bar scheduled for March 4 in the renovated center.

Julie Daigle, business liaison for the city, said Peabody plans to work with a consultant to fill store vacancies downtown.

Daigle named furniture store Manzel Inc. as an example of a business that has been thriving since a recent move from Route 1 to Foster Street.

“They’ve done a great job revitalizing the downtown,” said George Kougianos, owner of Brother’s Restaurant and Deli, that returned to Main Street this year after an absence of nearly two decades. “We just happened to have a chance to come back at the same time and we took it. We’re doing great.”

Christopher Ryder, chief of staff for Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt Jr. said his hope this New Year’s is to see a continued revitalization on Main Street, not just into 2017 but for many years to come.


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

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.

Morrison: Boverini tournament was one to remember

FILE PHOTO
St. Mary’s Temi Falayi, right, and Swampscott’s Jaymie Caponigro wrestle over a jump ball in the girls finale of the Boverini Tournament.

By KATIE MORRISON 

This year’s Walter J. Boverini Tournament has come and gone, and at the end of it all, both St. Mary’s teams came out on top for the second straight year.

Coming into the tournament, I’ll admit I was curious to see how the Spartan girls were going to fare. After all, they opened the season 0-3, and came back from the KSA Pre-Holiday Tournament in Florida with just one win under their belts.

I figured Classical or Swampscott, two of the top teams in the competitive Northeastern Conference, would be able to provide a pretty good test for St. Mary’s. However, the Spartans had no trouble against either team, beating Classical by 18 points and Swampscott by 28.

The Spartans had the misfortune of starting the season against some very talented teams. St. Mary’s fell to Revere, which right now looks like the team to beat in the NEC, on a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left to play. They then fell to reigning Division 3 South champion Williams and then to Division 2 strength Arlington Catholic after the Cougars scored the final 10 points of the game to win 48-41.

As they showed in the Boverini, things are starting to click for the Spartans. A big part of that is the play of Temi Falayi, who was named the tournament’s MVP.

Falayi is a versatile player and does a lot of things well. Coach Jeff Newhall said that in the beginning of the season, the senior, who’s bound for Assumption on a basketball scholarship next year, might have been putting too much pressure on herself to be everything the team needed.

“I think the last two games were her best two games and our best two games,” Newhall said. “I talked to her in Florida about this — early in the season, I think she was putting a little too much pressure on herself, and I told her to just play the way she can play.

“She’s a senior, it’s her last shot, she’s a scholarship player, you have nothing to prove to anybody, just go out and play the way you’re capable of playing,” Newhall added. “That’s what earned you a college scholarship, you don’t have to do anything more. The last two days, she did exactly that. She’s all over the place, rebounding the ball, blocking shots, finishing in the post, passing the ball, the versatile player she is, and we really need that from her going forward.”

And that’s exactly what Falayi did. The key to shutting down Classical was taking its leading scorer, Paris Wilkey, out of the equation, and Falayi was able to do that, limiting Wilkey to just one basket. She was also big on the boards, and scored 16 points in a double-double.

Another piece of the equation is the fact that St. Mary’s finally got some time to get in a few practices in a row after coming back from Florida, where the team was on a game-heavy schedule. Newhall said the team took that time to work on defense, and seeing as how it outscored its opponents 113-67, the work seems to have paid off.

The Spartans were also hitting shots that Newhall said they weren’t making earlier in the season.

“It sounds wacky, but I’m talking about post layups and breakaways,” Newhall said. “That’s the difference between scoring 60 or 40. That’s been the biggest thing. I believe we were thrown into the fire early against some top teams in the state and country, and it’s made us better.”

Things were not so easy for the St. Mary’s boys, but man, were those games fun to watch. The first-round game against Classical wasn’t as much of a nail-biter as the finale against English, but it was still very entertaining.

The Rams were able to stay in the game when they set the tempo. Classical is extremely athletic and thrives off fast breaks and forcing turnovers. When I saw them play Peabody a couple of weeks ago, there were three or four times in the second half alone when the Rams would force a turnover and someone would lob the ball up the court to Jaylen Johnson, who would out-run everyone and make an easy layup.

That was the pace of the game in the early going against St. Mary’s Tuesday, but once the Spartans were able to slow the game down and force Classical to play their way, making several passes during each possession, St. Mary’s was able to pull away.

Against English, the game was so much tighter than the final score of 61-53. The Bulldogs are definitely a team to watch in the NEC, with a solid mix of speed, size and scoring ability. That should make Tuesday’s Classical-English matchup a thriller.

Speaking of the Classical-English rivalry…the one downside to this tournament is the fact that there’s a solid chance every year that the Rams and Bulldogs will meet. This year, the boys avoided that, but the girls met in the consolation round, and will now have to play three times this year. And it just so happens that with the way the schedule falls, the two rivals will have to play each other in back-to-back games as they face off again Tuesday.

There’s a chance Classical could sweep the season series, and especially when that series is three games, that has to turn down the heat on the rivalry a little bit.

Almost as fun to watch as the action on the court is the English boys bench. They are so animated and seem to live and die with every shot, especially when the game gets tight. I swear that their reactions get the crowd fired up as well; the excitement and intensity they exhibit is contagious, and makes the game so fun. So I hope the Bulldogs don’t stop what they’re doing, and I bet the energy will be unbelievable at the rivalry game Tuesday as they travel to Classical.


Katie Morrison can be reached at kmorrison@itemlive.com. 

Peabody reaches out to fire victims

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Firefighters respond Christmas night to a fire at Washington Street and Swampscott Avenue in Peabody.

By LEAH DEARBORN

PEABODY — The cause of a three-alarm fire on Christmas night remains unclear.

The blaze, which began shortly after 8 p.m. at 168 Washington St., raged for about two hours.

Sharon Cameron, director of Health and Human Services in Peabody, said the mayor’s office is reaching out to help the displaced residents through the property owner to determine their needs.

Cameron said she was unaware of when or where any future fundraising efforts will take place or what will happen to the building itself. She said the Fire Department has set aside some gifts from a previous toy drive for families in need.

Peabody fire leaves 10 homeless

Ten people were displaced by the fire, said Red Cross spokesman Jeff Hall. The residents, totaling four families, include seven adults and three children.

Hall said the public can assist victims of the fire by donating to the Red Cross, which grants a stipend of $200-300 to fire victims.

The Red Cross does not set up individual fundraising efforts for each fire and makes its donations through a general pool, Hall said.   

The 3,242 square-foot multi-use building is owned by Tracey and Peter Castrichini of Peabody, according to the City Assessor’s website.

“We have so many people helping us right now,” said Tracey Castrichini, who did not have a guess as to how the fire started. “I’m finding things out right now on a need-to-know basis.”

Breakup may have sparked Newhall fire

Tenant Mark Wishney said he first noticed smoke coming up from the lower floor of the building. He said no one was home in the upstairs apartments when the fire started.

“We figured out pretty fast to get out of there,” he said. “The smoke was so bad. We lost a lot of possessions, but we’re just thankful no one was hurt.”


Leah Dearborn can be reached at ldearborn@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.

William E. Kaese, 73

PEABODY — William E. Kaese, 73, of Peabody and formerly of Swampscott, died unexpectedly on Friday at his home.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Edwin and Anne (Hendry) Kaese. He was raised and educated in Swampscott and was a graduate of Swampscott High School, Class of 1962. He lived in Peabody for the past 25 years.

Bill enjoyed playing sports in high school and was a member of the football team and track team as well. Following his high school graduation, Bill was employed as a machine shop operator for many companies in Lynn before he became disabled.  

He is survived by his sister, Ellen and her husband David Patterson of Wakefield; his nephews, Dana Patterson of Wakefield and Dan Abbott of Winthrop, and is also survived by his grandniece and nephew, Shannon and Gavin Abbott of Winthrop. He was predeceased by his niece Deborah Abbott.   

Service information: At this time there are no funeral services planned for Bill. Arrangements were made by the CONWAY, CAHILL-BRODEUR Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Visit Ccbfuneral.com to sign online guest book.

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.”

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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.

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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.

 

Vacation full of fun in Lynn

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Juliana Smith, with so many gifts to choose from, has a hard time making a choice at the Gregg Neighborhood House.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

Halfway through school vacation week, parents may be itching to get their children out of the house. Luckily there are a number of activities to keep them busy.

All week long, children and families can curl up at the Nahant Public Library for free movie showings at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. The showings began Tuesday with “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Today, “Finding Nemo” will be shown, followed by “Finding Dory” on Thursday and “Over the Hedge” on Friday. An extra viewing of “Finding Dory” will be at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Passes to several area museums are also available.

The Gregg Neighborhood House, a school-aged childcare program in Lynn, has a weeklong schedule of themed days and special activities. Children dressed in their pajamas snacked on gingerbread cookies and watched “The Polar Express” on Tuesday. Each child received a gift from the Gregg House, gathered through donations.

The fun continues today with a crazy hat theme day and tomorrow, a hand ball game, said Dana Doherty-Kinloch, a social worker.  Children already enrolled in the program are eligible to participate.

School vacations are the busiest weeks of the year at Kings Bowl America on Market Street in Lynnfield, said manager Christopher Barrows. The bowling alley is a popular destination when class is out for the holidays and the lanes fill up quickly, he said.

Similarly, at Wicked Escapes located on Route 1, additional daytime slots were added to the schedule, but quickly filled.  The adventure game involves locking participants in a room and giving them 60 minutes to solve a series of puzzles that lead to their escape.

The puzzles are designed by co-owner Skip Dylen, who has experience in the amusement park and haunted house business and has worked on sets for Ocean Park in Hong Kong, Busch Gardens in Florida and Spooky World and Nightmare New England in New Hampshire.

Children can take a stitch in time and learn to sew at the Saugus Public Library today at 3:30 p.m. using a needle, thread, fabric, and possibly a sewing machine. Youth in second grade and up can attend the free program.

If kids are feeling crafty, they can visit the Lynn Public Library for scrapbooking today at 10 a.m.

Saugus Iron Works and Breakheart Reservation, both free, are open all week with regular programming.

The Saugus Family YMCA has a youth basketball tournament on Thursday afternoon from 4 to 9 p.m. Parents can register their children over the phone or at the Welcome Center.

There’s a school vacation sports clinic at the Torigian Family YMCA on Lynnfield Street in Peabody. For $30 per day for YMCA members, or $40 for nonmembers, children can play basketball Wednesday, floor hockey on Thursday, and sports jam on Friday.

YMCA of Metro North Gymnastics Center on Main Street in Saugus has a special vacation program all week that parents can enroll their children in on a day-to-day basis. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., snacks, crafts, lunch and gymnastics lessons are offered.

The cost for a half-day is $35 for members; $50 for nonmembers. The full-day program costs $61 for members; $85 for nonmembers.


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

Swampscott under new management

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Peabody resident Sean Fitzgerald waits his turn to be interviewed for town administrator of Swampscott in this December 2016 photo.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Sean Fitzgerald, a Peabody resident and town manager in Plaistow, N.H., will be making his way back home as he accepts the Swampscott town administrator position.

“Swampscott’s just a wonderful community,” Fitzgerald said. “I have been a town manager for eight years (and) have certainly enjoyed helping communities find their potential … Working closer to home would certainly give me an opportunity to do what I love and spend more time with my family.”

Fitzgerald, a lifelong resident of the North Shore, said he spent much of his childhood in Swampscott. His grandmother was a nurse at Hadley Elementary School for decades and his mother grew up on Bay View Drive. As the new administrator, he said he wants to help Swampscott continue to be the enchanted place that he loves.

Fitzgerald said he plans to meet with the selectmen after he begins his new job to figure out their priorities. He said there’s been a number of important goals identified in the town’s master plan, including protecting the waterfront and promoting commercial development.

Swampscott selects new administrator

Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen, said Fitzgerald immediately accepted the town administrator position after it was offered to him following his public interview last week. She said he agreed to meet with the board after the new year for contract negotiations.

Dreeben said the start date will also be negotiated, but she’s hoping it’s within 45 to 60 days.

“I think he has a nice combination of leadership skills and interpersonal relationship skills,” Dreeben said. “He’s also had excellent experience as a town manager. He already knows what goes into doing the job. I think we liked his combination of enthusiasm, as well as experience.”

Dreeben said some of the priorities the selectmen will have for Fitzgerald will include forward movement on the development of the former Machon Elementary School and old Swampscott Middle School on Greenwood Avenue. She said he’ll be expected to help put together a stronger five-year and capital plan for the town, and develop more robust budgeting processes.

She said the selectmen also plan on working with the school officials on bringing a potential new school building to town. Dreeben said Fitzgerald’s past experience in Peabody with school building projects will be helpful.

Before becoming town manager in Plaistow in 2008, Fitzgerald served as chief of staff to former Peabody Mayor Michael Bonfanti. In his resume, he outlines that one of those projects included writing a statement of interest that led to the successful construction of the new Higgins Middle School.

“I’m excited about beginning to work with him and I’m looking forward to the new year,” said Dreeben.

Fitzgerald was hired in nearby Saugus last year, serving less than a week as town manager. He was sworn in a day before a recall election that unseated four of the five members of the Saugus Board of Selectmen. His contract was voided a week later after the four new selectmen were sworn in. Saugus reinstated Town Manager Scott Crabtree, who was fired by the previous board. Fitzgerald was reinstated in Plaistow.

Gino Cresta, department of public works director, has been serving as the interim town administrator since mid-October, when former Town Administrator Thomas Younger left for the same job in Stoneham. Town Accountant David Castellarin, who also serves as assistant town administrator, has been in charge of the budget during the interim tenure.


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

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.

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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.

Saugus falls to Medford in Kasabuski final

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Lynnfield’s Johnny Perkoskie and the Pioneers won 6-1 over Portland, Maine.

By MATT FRASER AND JOYCE EREKSON

The Saugus boys hockey team gave everything it had in the championship game of the Kasabuski Classic Tuesday at Kasabuski Rink, but fell in overtime, 4-3, to Medford.
Saugus’ Adam Rodrigues opened the scoring in the first period, and the Sachems scored a power play goal later in the period to take a 2-0 lead as Brenden Patterson sent Brendan Ronan’s rebound past the Medford goaltender.
Medford tied it up early in the third, but Saugus’ Ian Worthley found Nick Moore in front of the net and Moore put the Sachems back on top. The lead didn’t last long as Medford tied it up, and despite some scoring chances late, the Sachems couldn’t take back the lead.
The game is officially scored a tie, so the Sachems remain undefeated at 4-0-1.

Lynnfield 6, Portland, Maine 1
The Pioneers, coming off of their first loss of the year Monday, were challenged by coach Jon Gardner to respond to Monday’s defeat emphatically in the consolation game of the Kasabuski Classic.
“The good teams don’t allow for losing streaks to develop. Our guys took that to heart (today),” said Gardner, who was understandably curious as to how his team would perform after a misleading, 4-1 loss to Medford in the opening round.
The undermanned Bulldogs proved overwhelmed from the opening puck drop, allowing Lynnfield to a 3-0 lead after the first period.
Tom Powers, Johnny Percoskie and Joey Mack scored to break it wide open by the 2:52 mark.
“We took into account that they lost a captain to injury yesterday and a rough travel schedule,” said Gardner of Portland, who traveled back home after a 3-1 loss to tournament-host Saugus. “We knew we had to get on them early and often and the guys executed the game plan.”
In the middle frame, Will Farofoli and Tyler Murphy had respective finishes before Mack capped the Pioneers output late in the final period. Mason Martell’s goal at the 1:41 mark broke the combined bid shutout from Dave Langone, Aiden Kelley and Joe Breslow.
Winthrop 10, Peabody 2
Winthrop senior Charlie Page scored four goals to lead the Vikings to victory in the consolation game.
Winthrop led 2-1 after one period and then put the game away with six goals in the second period. The Vikings lost to North Reading, 4-1, in the first round of the tournament. Peabody dropped its opener against Melrose, 2-1.
The Tanners (0-3) had goals from Nick Merryman and Connor McCarron. Jack McKelvey, Tim January, Chris Gillen and Nick Capillo each had an assist. Tyler Marley, Dean Paulson, Gene August, Chris Finn, Steve Holgerson and Luke Evangelista also scored for Winthrop.

Peabody fire leaves 10 homeless

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Destruction at Washington Street and Swampscott Avenue in Peabody is seen the day after a fire tore through Christmas night.

By LEAH DEARBORN

PEABODY — Ten people are without homes after a three-alarm fire Christmas night on Washington Street. The blaze, which began shortly after 8 p.m. on Christmas at 168 Washington St., raged for about two hours.

Jeff Hall, a Red Cross spokesman, said 10 people, which included seven adults and three children, were displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to firefighter Luke Murdoch. He was unaware of any injuries caused by the fire.

Breakup may have sparked Newhall fire

Tenant Mark Wishney said he first noticed smoke coming up from the lower floor of the building Sunday night.

“We figured out pretty fast to get out of there,” he said. “The smoke was so bad. We lost a lot of possessions, but we’re just thankful no one was hurt.”

David McKenzie, a first floor tenant whose cat perished in the blaze, said he still hoped to retrieve some items from his apartment.

Hall said the public can assist victims of the fire by donating to the Red Cross.  

Firefighters work to control a fire at the corner of Washington Street. and Swampscott Avenue.Bob Roche

Firefighters work to control a fire Christmas night at the corner of Washington Street and Swampscott Avenue in Peabody.

A Peabody firefighter kneels on the curb to aim his hose into the open door of the burning building on Washington Street.Bob Roche

A Peabody firefighter kneels on the curb to aim his hose into the open door of the burning building on Washington Street.