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Sand draws fans to Revere

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Deborah Barrett-Cutulle of Saugus works on her sculpture during the International Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach on Friday.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

REVERE — Crowds flooded Revere Beach from one end to the other Friday afternoon for the opening of the annual Sand Sculpting Festival.

Sunbathers grabbed a spot on the beach, foodies tasted the surprises offered by more than a dozen food trucks, and young and old alike watched as sand became art before their eyes.

“The idea that Revere Beach has transformed itself into someplace that would host something like this — it’s another Boston-proud moment,” said Gina Nazzaro of Roslindale, who visited the city with three generations of her family.

Her sister, Lisa Nazzaro, was happy to be along the stretch of road taken over by trucks carrying everything from gourmet ice cream sandwiches from Frozen Hoagies to more savory options including Boston Burger Co. and Kelly’s Roast Beef.

Aria Labonte said she attended the festival once before and was wowed by the scale of the celebration. This summer, with her nearly two-year-old daughter, Juliet, in tow, she was impressed all over again.

“She is loving it,” said Labonte. “She loves the sand. She loves the sand sculptures. She wants to get out there and make her own.”

Sixteen sculptors hit the beach to tackle their individual pieces in the late-morning summer heat Friday. The artists traveled from near and far; one commutes from Saugus, while more than two thirds travel from outside of the United States.

At the center of the chaos is a 30-feet wide by 20-feet tall replica of the USS Constitution, chosen in recognition of the warship’s 220th birthday. The vessel has been drydocked for the past two years to undergo repairs, but, coincidentally, will be returning to the open water Sunday.

The monument is surrounded by wooden barrels and crates scattered about, all crafted from sand.

Friday’s festivities also saw sculptors teach children how to create their own castles using only a bucket, plastic spoon, and knife. Jets of water and steam shot through the display at waiting children, who played the part of pirates trying to invade the ship.

The festival opens again today at 10 a.m. with live music sounding off at 11:30 a.m. Sculptors will drop their tools at 2 p.m. and spectators will vote for their favorite pieces until 4 p.m.

Smokin’ Joe and the Henchmen will perform live music, leading up to the largely anticipated awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Awards will be handed out to sculptures deemed best by spectators.

Live music from World Premiere Band and fireworks will cap off the night.

The festival will open for its final day on Sunday at 10 a.m. Beach-goers can view the completed sculptures until 8 p.m., while local groups perform, including the Rachel Ferrante’s Academy of Performing Arts, Revere Karate School, and the Revere High School Robotics team.

The Great Escape, a local Journey tribute band, will play from 3-6 p.m.


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

Saugus hands sculpt sand in Revere

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Deborah Barrett-Cutulle, a Saugus resident, works on the main sculpture in Revere.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

REVERE — Saugus resident Deborah Barrett-Cutulle is competing by herself for the first time in the 14th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach this weekend, something she admits makes her a little nervous.

Barrett-Cutulle, an Everett native, started competing two years ago, but was able to team up both times with Steve Topazio, of Rhode Island. This year, the duo competition is not an option, with only a solo contest featured in this year’s event, which runs from Friday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the first two days, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the final day.

Sixteen artists are competing in the solo contest, and 10 of the sculptors are from outside the country. Seven countries, including the United States are represented. Barrett-Cutulle is the only local sculptor.

Barrett-Cutulle and Topazio took home the people’s choice award last year for their sculpture, “The Color’s in the Mind.” She said going off on her own makes her a little scared of the unknown, but there’s a lot that she knows now about competing from teaming up with Topazio.

She is mostly excited, as she likes conceptualizing. Barrett-Cutulle is an illustrator by trade — she went to the Art Institute of Boston — and has been operating in that profession for many years.

But she said she fell into the sand world about 12 years ago with a bit of a push from someone. She also works as a DJ and someone in her audience told her that she should go check out the sand sculpting competition at the beach because Barrett-Cutulle had been giving out prints of her artwork that night.

Barrett-Cutulle decided to take her shot at the beach and see how well she could do with logos. She started feeling her way through the sand in 2005. The work included cutting out sponsors’ names and the logos in the sand.

She had been known as a logo carver — one of the few artists who was probably only doing logos — and then was given the opportunity to compete a couple of years ago. As parts of a doubles team, she said it was a little bit easier to try the other side of things.

Barrett-Cutulle said she loves sand sculpting, adding that it’s an amazing form of art even though it goes away so quickly. She’s excited for the competition, and is proud to be in there and be local.

“I love it,” Barrett-Cutulle said. “It’s just awesome. The people are awesome. It’s not the largest group of people in the world who do this. I just feel blessed to be in there…I’m going to do something I really love and can’t wait to do. I think people who do get into sand fall in love with it.”

Barrett-Cutulle started working on the the festival’s centerpiece sculpture — a massive recreation of the USS Constitution, the famed warship celebrating its 220th birthday — with the 15 other sculptors on Saturday, and work continues on that until Wednesday, when artists start their individual pieces.

She said her piece is something everyone will be able to relate to — it’s in memory of her brother, who died about a year and a half ago. Barrett-Cutulle said she has only drawn the piece, but has never created it in the sand. She chose to do the remembrance piece because she wanted to do something special, and enjoyed having her brother’s spirit in the sand with her last year.


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

Revere ready to sculpt

By GAYLA CAWLEY

REVERE — In a week, hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to flock to the 14th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach, but today the excitement kicks off when trucks deliver sand to be used in the competition.

The sand comes from a quarry in New Hampshire and is delivered to America’s first public beach a day before the 16 sculptors begin work on this year’s centerpiece sculpture, the USS Constitution, the famed warship that is celebrating its 220th birthday.

The festival, which will be from Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the first two days and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the final day, will showcase one of Massachusetts’ most famous tall ships, with a massive, sand sculpture recreation of the USS Constitution.

John Hamel, chairman of board for the Revere Beach Partnership, the nonprofit that organizes the festival, said the centerpiece will be 30 feet wide and 20 feet tall.  

He said the festival weekend happens to coincide with when the ship is relaunching after a long restoration period. The ship has been dry docked for repairs for the past two years and is expected to return to the waters at the historic Charlestown Navy Yard on July 23, according to online reports.

Last year’s centerpiece, which showcased the invention of the wheel, locomotion, the launch of the shuttle and the smartphone, was tricked out last year, with smoke emitting every 25 minutes from the train’s stack and bottom of the shuttle, with tweets displaying on the flat screen TV, which was used as a giant cellphone.

Hamel said the bar will be raised with the centerpiece from what was done last year, but declined to provide further details.

This year’s theme happens to be a celebration of the engineering genius that are tall ships, Hamel said, but sculptors can create whatever they want with their individual pieces.

Although the festival, which includes sculptors from all over the world, doesn’t kick off until next Friday, Hamel said the best kept secret is to go while the sculptors are still doing their work. The sculptors are working on the centerpiece from Saturday until next Wednesday, when they start working on their individual sculptures.

Of the 16 sculptors, 10 are from outside the country. Seven countries, including the United States are represented. This year’s festival only features a solo competition, eliminating the duo competition, which presents a new challenge for the only local sculptor, Deborah Barrett-Cutulle, a Saugus resident.

Barrett-Cutulle started competing two years ago, both times with Steve Topazio, of Rhode Island. Last year, the pair took home the people’s choice award for their sculpture, “The Color’s in the Mind.” She’ll be competing as a solo artist for the first time, which she said is a little scary, but she’s mostly excited. The illustrator, who fell into the sand world about 12 years ago, said she likes to conceptualize.

“I just feel blessed to be in there,” Barrett-Cutulle said. “I feel proud to be in there and to be local. It’s awesome. It would be nice to grab an award even if it’s people’s choice. I think my piece will be something we will all be able to relate (to).”

She said her piece will be in memory of her brother, who died about a year and a half ago.

The festival also features gourmet food trucks, live entertainment, local vendors, exhibit booths, children’s sand sculpting lessons, and fireworks. Admission is free.

Hamel said the idea behind the festival is tied to the purpose and mission of the Revere Beach Partnership, which is to continue the heritage of Revere Beach as a nearby retreat for New England families. The mission is also described as preserving the beach’s unique historic and natural assets, and to plan and oversee its continued improvement.

Festival organizers recommend that spectators use the MBTA and public transportation to and from the event. The MBTA Blue Line can be taken to the Wonderland or Revere Beach stops. Parking is available at the Wonderland Greyhound Track, and is a short walk to the festival. There is also limited handicap parking along Revere Beach Boulevard on a first come, first serve basis from Eliot Circle to Shirley Avenue.


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

Lynn bounces back with win over Revere

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Lynn’s Aidan Dowe struck out five batters in five innings of work. 

By HAROLD RIVERA 

LYNN– After a loss to Medford on Sunday, the Lynn 14-year-old all-stars were hungry for a win in Monday’s Babe Ruth State Tournament game against Revere. Aidan Dow cruised on the mound and the Lynn bats exploded for 10 runs in a 10-0 five-inning mercy rule win over Revere at Breed.

“We had a major hiccup on Sunday against Medford,” Lynn coach Dave Galeazzi said. “We walked nine and committed seven errors in the field. The boys came back tonight and did what they had to do. Revere’s a hot and cold team, it’s trick or treat with them.”

Dow allowed just two hits and four walks in his five innings of work, while fanning five Revere batters. He also scored the final run of the evening when he raced home on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth to seal the 10-0 win.

“He (Dow) did a great job,” Galeazzi said. “He only allowed two hits. In the two years I’ve coached him in Babe Ruth, that’s the best game I’ve seen him pitch. He was very consistent, he kept his arm up, he pounded the strike zone and his curveball was working. He was on all cylinders.”

After Revere stranded a pair of baserunners in the top of the first, Lynn struck for two runs in the bottom half of the frame. Kyle Durant led off with a double and Kevin Pena followed with a single. Nico Galeazzi brought Durant home with a RBI single for the 1-0 lead. A pop-up from Luke Mannion’s bat dropped, allowing Pena to come home and boost Lynn’s edge to 2-0.

Dow worked around a two-out single in the top of the second to keep Revere off the board.

Jared DeFillipo’s two-out double in the bottom of the second turned out to be the start of a five-run Lynn rally that stretched a 2-0 game into a comfortable 7-0 lead. DeFillipo came home on a throwing error to make it 3-0. A balk allowed Shawn Anderson to score Lynn’s fourth run and a delayed steal saw Durant score to bump Lynn’s lead to 5-0. Nico Galeazzi added a RBI double and later scored on another Revere error to make it 7-0.

“We can always preach things and we try to go that extra step,” Galeazzi said. “We worked two delayed steals to perfection. We work on that stuff a lot in practice and it really paid off. We scored a few runs on that and added a couple hits.”

Lynn cooled down in the bottom halves of the third and fourth innings, but plated three more runs in the fifth. Galeazzi led off the fifth with a single and advanced to third on a failed pickoff attempt. A RBI triple off Mannion’s bat allowed Galeazzi to trot home for the 8-0 lead. Dow followed suit with a RBI triple of his own, scoring Mannion, and raced home on a wild pitch on the ensuing at-bat to seal the 10-0 win.

“We told the kids before the game that we just had to put the ball in play tonight,” Galeazzi said. “We played Revere in Districts and we beat them 12-1. We didn’t really tattoo the ball but we put it on the ground and they made some errors.”

Lynn now turns its attention to Wednesday night’s (8 p.m.) matchup at Breed against Peabody. The last time Lynn and Peabody met, in the District round, it was the latter that took home a 1-0 win.

“We have a friendly, nice rivalry with Peabody,” Galeazzi said. “The last four times we’ve played Peabody, the games have all turned out to be 1-0 games. I expect the same.”

Lynn 13’s
Lynn 7, Newton 2

Lynn 13’s pitchers Christian Moran and Anthony Marino worked together to pitch a combined no-hitter. Moran, the starter, tossed the first five innings. Marino came on in relief and pitched the last two innings. Anthony Mateo notched the bit hit of the night with a bases-clearing double in the third inning. Lynn plated three in the third and added four more runs in the sixth. “It was a big team effort,” Lynn coach Brian O’Connor said. “Everybody earned walks and we grinded it out. We grinded out seven runs.” Lynn now awaits the No. 2 seed from the South for Thursday’s game at Breed.

 

16-year-old stabbed in back in Revere

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EMS and a police offer walk a stabbing victim to a waiting ambulance on Sumner St. in Revere on Sunday.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

REVERE — A 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the back during an attempted robbery on Sumner Street late Sunday afternoon.

Two men had allegedly been trying to rob him, but fled after stabbing the teenager once in the back, Revere police said.

The teen was sent to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Police responded to the incident shortly after 4:30 p.m.

No arrests have been made and the incident is under investigation.


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

 

Women’s football team make Super Bowl

REVERE — The Boston Renegades defeated the Chicago Force Saturday night at Della Russo Field, 47-33, to earn a trip to Women’s Football Alliance Super Bowl in two weeks in Pittsburgh.

Among the coaches for the Renegades is Lynn Classical graduate Rasi Chau. The alliance is considered the premiere women’s football league in the country.

The Renegades jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter. Quarterback Allison Cahill ran for one TD and hit Stephanie Pasquale with a 28-yard pass for another. Angela Pasquale ran for the other one.

Chicago scored two touchdowns to close the lead to 21-14 before Cahill hit Whitney Zelee with an 11-yarder to make it 27-14. Zelee then rushed 62 yards to make it 33-14, Boston, before Chicago, again, scored two quick touchdowns to close the lead to 33-26.

However, Cahill hit Adrien Smith to make the score 39-26, and after the Force closed to within six (39-33) in the fourth quarter, Zelee finished it off with a 1-yard plunge that, with the 2-point conversion, accounted for the final score.

 

Splits the order of the weekend for Lynn Babe Ruth

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Lynn 13s hird baseman Christian Moran holds the tag on Arlington’s Ben Platt during Saturday’s game at Clancy Field at Breed Middle School.

By SCOT COOPER

LYNN — Whichever team lost Sunday morning’s game between the 13-year old all-stars from Lynn and Swampscott was going to be eliminated from the Babe Ruth State Tournament.

Lynn survived, battling for seven innings and holding on for a 12-9 win at Breed Middle School’s Clancy Field.

Both teams came into Sunday’s matchup at 0-1, Lynn lost to Arlington, 13-2 Saturday, while Swampscott fell 13-5 to Newton. The frustrating part about Lynn’s loss Saturday was that it snapped a three-game winning streak against Arlington.

Lynn jumped out 2-0 in the top of the first against Swampscott’s Pierce Friedman. Aivan Cabral reached on an error and moved up on a single by Aaron O’Connor. Base hits by Anthony Mateo and Ethaniel Almanderez gave Lynn the lead.

Lynn doubled its lead to 4-0 with two runs in the top of the second. Anthony Marino singled and Ty Wilson walked. Cabral drove Marino home and Wilson scored on a hit by Mateo.

Mateo had a huge day at the plate for Lynn with four hits, a walk and three RBI, and he said the work the team did before the game really paid off.

“We’re a good hitting team, and we didn’t show that in our game Saturday,” the second baseman said. “We came out early today and worked on our hitting with our coaches and it paid off for me and the team.”

Swampscott put one up in the bottom of the second when Friedman knocked home Patrick Carroll. Lynn got that run back in the third, going up 5-1 when Jason Donohue knocked in Nolan Mulcahy.  

Swampscott cut it to a 2-run game with a pair in its half of the third. Dylan Dubiel scored on an error, Jake Taylor singled and scored on a hit by Drew Botta.

Lynn kept the pressure up at the plate and scored two in the top of the fourth. Mateo knocked in Cabral and Almanderez drove in Mateo, putting Lynn up, 7-3. Marino, Christian Moran and Cabral scored in the fifth, once again punch at the plate from Mateo and Almanderez did the trick for Lynn, making it 10-3.

Looking at the bad end of a seven-run deficit, Swampscott scored four in the last of the fifth. Taylor and Botta scored on a long double by Joseph Ford.  Carroll went to third ahead of Ford, and scored on a balk, and Leland Howe singled in Ford, making it 10-7.

Swampscott really made Lynn sweat, scoring two in the sixth. Botta singled and scored on an error, and Carroll scored when Friedman was plunked with the bases loaded, making it 10-9.

Mateo and Almanderez singled in the seventh and both came around when Swampscott pitchers walked four straight batters.  Moran pitched the shutout seventh, and Lynn had a 12-9 win, and life for tonight’s 8 p.m. game with Newton.

“It’s a good thing I’m only 40, because if I was any older. I’d have had a heart attack,” said Lynn manager Brian O’Connor. “That was a close one.

“I know we’re a good hitting team, we’ll hit, we just have to tighten things up in the field.”

“It’s tough, but we battled,” Swampscott manager Fred Dubiel said. “Credit to them, they really battled and we came up a few runs short.”

14-year-olds

Lynn beat Newton, 13-2, Saturday, but fell Sunday to Medford, 8-5.

In the Newton game, which only lasted four innings due to the 10-run rule, Luke Mannion went the distance to get the win.

“He didn’t have his best stuff, but he gutted it out for us,” manager Dave Galeazzi said.

Lucas Fritz was 4-for-4, with four singles. and Nico Galeazzi was 3-4. Jared Defillipo played well at shortstop.

Sunday, Galeazzi, Fritz and Aiden Dow scored in the third on RBI singles from Fritz, Mannion and Mark Tobin.

Lynn was down 8-3 in the top of the seventh, but scored two unearned runs.

Lynn faces Revere tonight (5:30).

15-year-olds

The15s also split this weekend, beating host Chelmsford, 5-4, Saturday and losing, 4-2, to Medford Sunday.

“Everybody on the team pitched in for us, it was a great team win (Saturday),” manager John Nerich said. “Carl Finnegan did a great job on the mound, he pitched well, Connor Donahue came in in relief he did a good job and Andy Duverge closed out the win, finishing off the game in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded.”

Donahue also hit a homer in the third inning that put Lynn up 3-1.

Sunday, Lynn fell behind 2-0 and 2-1, but fought back to make it 3-2, before Medford added a late run to win it, 4-2.

“We had some jitters early, we dug ourselves a hole,” Nerich said. “We battled, but we couldn’t tie it up when we got it to 3-2, we couldn’t get the runs across when we needed them.”

Brendan Lannon was outstanding on the mound for us, he pitched great for seven innings,” Nerich said. “We’ve got Peabody (tonight, 5) and then we’re back at it on Tuesday (5) against Newton.”

 

Boston Renegades come to Revere

PHOTO COURTESY OF BOSTON RENEGADES
Boston Renegades players, from left, Steph Jeffers, Emily Weinberg and Vicky Eddy celebrate victory in the gold medal round of the International Federation of American Football’s Women’s World Championship.

By STEVE KRAUSE

REVERECatholic Memorial’s loss is Revere’s gain — at least for one night.

The Boston Renegades — a women’s full-contact tackle football team from the Women’s Football Alliance — usually play their games at Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury. But because the stadium is booked tonight, the Renegades will move their conference championship game against the Chicago Force tonight (6 p.m.) to DellaRusso Stadium. And as Classical alumnus Rasi Chau, who coaches linebackers on the team under head coach John Johnson of Wayland, says, “come out and support us. We’re trying to represent all of New England (tonight).”

He said the team averages anywhere from 100 to 200 fans, depending on the weather.

Though the roster consists of talent from throughout the country, there is a smattering  of local players on the squad, the most active of whom are Briannah Gallo of Peabody (starting defensive back), Jenna LoVasco of Beverly (backup noseguard) and Amanda Alpert of Revere by way of Saugus (player/coach).

Ace Guzman of Lynn, a cornerback, is on the disabled list with an injury.

The Renegades are a relatively new amalgamation of two teams that car dealer and rock guitarist Ernie Boch Jr. bought in 2012 and renamed the Boston Militia. Under Boch’s ownership, the Militia won two league titles before Boch sold it to current owner Molly Goodwin, who rechristened them the Renegades.

The Renegades began their playoff run a month ago after winning home-field advantage up until the league championship game next week in Pittsburgh. After defeating the D.C. Divas, the Renegades earned a two-week bye leading up to tonight’s game.

They’ll also be buoyed by the return of three players who were members of the return of three members of the U.S. Women’s National American Football Team, which last month won its third straight Women’s World Championship: Emily Weinberg, Steph Jeffers and Vicky Eddy.

“This is a working-class league,” Chau said. “All these players have regular jobs. They’re not pros. They’re semi-pro women.”

Chau, a 1999 graduate of Classical, played for both Dave Dempsey and Matt Durgin during his career there.

“Both of them taught you how to love the game,” Chau said. “They both taught that you have to love it, but that you had to be disciplined and that you had to have it in your heart, and put in the hard work.”

He said the women he coaches have that ethic.

“A lot of these women have never played the game before,” he said, “and they’re eager to learn the game. They’re hungry to hit, too.”I was super-excited when they hired me. They’re excited to learn, and I’m excited to teach.”

Revere looks to brighten city streets

By LEAH DEARBORN

REVERE — Making Broadway brighter is just one of the goals for the city as it moves through the long days of summer with a number of neighborhood projects.

The milling of Broadway from Mountain Avenue to Revere Street is scheduled for July 16-18, said a statement from the office of Mayor Brian Arrigo.

The project is part of an effort to power street lights on Broadway, with National Grid completing electrical work to prepare for the new lights.

The plan is to begin paving approximately two weeks after milling is completed, around the first week of August, said the statement. According to the current schedule, the road should be paved and all the lights installed and powered later that month.

In other parts of the city, the Revere Community Committee is inviting volunteers to help clean up Shirley Avenue on July 6 at 5:30 p.m.

The cleaning, which starts at the municipal parking lot, will be followed by pizza and a tree lighting meant to bring a more luminous shine to the street.  

Neighborhood revitalization manager Elijah G. Plymesser said the street is a target area for the nonprofit committee, which serves Chelsea and Revere.

He said the cleanup is an opportunity to get neighbors together and brighten the space, in addition to giving the city a nudge toward buying more trash cans for Shirley Avenue.

The community committee has other upcoming plans, including a July 12 ‘‘eat and greet’’ at 124 Centennial Ave. and a Sept. 23 cultural festival.

Plymesser said anyone interested in getting their hands dirty can attend a monthly meeting with the group on the third Tuesday of the month at the Garfield School cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Revere City Council President Bob Haas dies

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Revere City Councilor Robert J. Haas Jr. at a 2017 ribbon-cutting on Revere Beach.

By ROBERTO SCALESE

Robert J. Haas Jr., a legend of Revere politics, has died.

Haas was vacationing with his wife Juanita when he passed away this weekend, according to Revere City Councilor John Powers. He was 74.

“He was just all about Revere. He lived here all his life, graduated from Revere High School, ran a business here,” Powers said. “He will be sorely missed.”

Haas served as a city councilor from 1980 to 1992, when he was elected mayor of the city. During that time, Haas was instrumental in bringing several commercial developments into the city, including hotels like the Hampton and Comfort inns.

He served four terms as mayor before losing to Thomas Ambrosino in 1999, but it didn’t take long for Haas to return to public life. He was elected as an at-large City Councilor in 2003 and served on the body ever since.

“I started working in his office for a couple of years in his last term as mayor,” Powers said. “He was just a great guy. His first thought was always his family and the city of Revere. He’s made many, many contributions.”

Haas graduated from Revere High School in 1963. After serving in the military, he took a job at National Shawmut Bank of Boston while going to school at night. Haas earned a finance degree at Northeastern University.

Condolences from across the state came as news of Haas’s passing spread.

“Bob has been a mentor and a friend throughout my career,” Mayor Brian Arrigo said in a statement. “His counsel and support has meant the world to me. He was always willing to share his experiences and his wisdom, both in politics and in life.”

“I mourn the loss of Mayor Bob Haas,” Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo said in a statement. “I have fond memories of competing on the softball field against him and advocating for local concerns alongside him.”

“Councillor Haas was more than a former Mayor and current City Councillor—he was a neighbor and a friend,” Revere State Representative RoseLee Vincent said in a statement. “For decades, Bob served the people of the City of Revere and worked hard for the betterment of the community.”

Haas is survived by his wife Juanita, their three children Jennifer, Rachel and Robert, and several grandchildren.


You can contact Roberto at rscalese@itemlive.com. Follow him on Twitter @BertoScalese.

Revere smiles for photo contest

By MATT DEMIRS

REVERE —  The city is having a photo contest to promote its 311 call center, a new way to report non-emergency incidents.

“We see the 311 service as transformative to residents in voicing their concerns to city hall,” said Joseph Gravellese, a spokesman for Mayor Brian M. Arrigo. “No more will people experience being directed from department to department to solve their issue or collect information.”

The photo competition invites Revere residents to involve the community with the launch of 311, to personalize the site.

As officials narrow down the choices of some of the best submissions, they will use an online voting process to pick the winners.

Residents have the opportunity to win prizes by submitting their best pictures of Revere to be included on the website and the app.

A total of five winners, including at least one Revere Public School student, will be selected and awarded a $50 gift certificate to Kelly’s Roast Beef.

The 311 call center will allow residents to report hazards such as broken tree branches and potholes. Boston, Everett, and Somerville have had the system in place for years.

One of the most interesting facets is the ability to track citywide issues and the status of requests, Gravellese said.

Steve Craig, Somerville’s constituent director, said he has been happy with the 311 system since the city began using it nearly a decade ago. He recommends it for other towns.

“As a city, we are constantly re-evaluating and deciding what works and what doesn’t,” he said. “I believe that any city can benefit by making the switch to 311.”

By glancing at Somerville’s 311 data online, The Item found 69 of 98 pothole complaints have been repaired in the last two months.

The site also reports on requests made about graffiti, sidewalk repair, city building maintenance, and more.

“Revere’s hope is to provide a new approach for residents to interact with local government,” Gravellese said.  “It will not only improve the capacity to how we address issues, as well as provide members of the community with questions like how to get a permit or sticker for trash pickup.”

The program in Revere cost $100,000 per year, with $81,000 set aside for two full-time employees. The money will come from the city’s fiscal year budget after the upfront cost was covered by the administration of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.

The 311 website and app will feature photos of Revere landmarks — including Revere Beach, historic buildings, and other snapshots of city life.

Entries include sand castles from the annual sculpting competition, Wonderland station, and a fisheye shot of City Hall, just to name a few.

To vote, visit https://www.poll-maker.com/poll1100325x5b784a64-46, mark the check on the picture you want to win, and scroll down the bottom of the page to click vote.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Donald W. Mason

Donald Walter Mason died on June 14, 2017, with the tender, loving care of CarePartners Solace Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Asheville, N.C. His sacred transition from this life and ascension into the arms of angels was peaceful as that of a faithful servant. He was born in Chelsea, Mass. on April 23, 1925, and was the son of the late Ellis Lawrence and Marian Hooten Mason. He was preceded in death by his brother Lawrence, sons Richard Ellis Mason and David Harding Mason, and his beloved wife, Pauline Harding Mason.

He is survived by Donald Wayne and Pat Mason of Jackson, N.H., Vickie-Ann Mason, Spofford, N.H., Willard Mason (Connie), Peabody, Kenneth Mason (Marie), Revere, Arthur Mason, Wilmington, Erik Mason (Elizabeth), Dover, N.H., Jessica Veronelli (Andrew), Haverhill, N.H., David Harding Mason II (Susan), Newburyport, Lindsay Amaroso (Jay), Peabody, Richard Ellis Mason II, Lynn, Joanne and Bob Connor, Lynn, Rob Connor (Dana), Peabody, Stephen Connor, Peabody, Jill Hendry (Chris), Framingham, five great-grandchildren, multiple nieces and nephews, and Dr. Hettie Lou Garland, Asheville, N.C.

Don grew up in Revere, and left high school to join the Navy in 1943. He was a MM2c on the USS Bunkerhill CV 17. He was a survivor of the two Kamikaze attacks on May 11, 1945. A picture of him being transferred by basket to a hospital ship was published in Life magazine. He was listed as missing in action for three months. He was subsequently identified, recovered from his injuries on a hospital ship, and returned to duty on the USS Bunkerhill when the ship was repaired and redeployed to the Pacific campaign. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He returned home, presented documentation of classes completed on the USS Bunkerhill and was awarded his high school diploma from Revere High School. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal (12 stars), American Area Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal (2 stars), World War II Victory Medal.

Don attended Wentworth Institute to study engineering and later received a diploma from Northeastern University as a professional engineer. He was also a licensed contractor. He married Pauline Harding on September 28, 1948, building their home and raising their sons in Lynn. He worked at various jobs before working at New England Baptist Hospital for 27 years as a professional engineer. He was a Rose Donor with the Office of Philanthropy after his retirement. He and Pauline had a flag pole and plaque erected on the grounds in memory of their son, Richard Ellis Mason. He also worked at the Lahey Clinic for five years as a consultant. He and Pauline built a home in Jackson, N.H. and permanently moved there after full retirement for both of them.

Don was elected to membership in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1976. He served as Color Sergeant and Military Support Company, 6th Sergeant of Artillery, Assistant Paymaster, the Ten of Us Club, and continued to serve after moving to Jackson. He became a life member as Ltc Donald W. Mason in 1995. He served with exceptional pride, considering it to be an honor to serve as a member of the Company, traveled to 22 countries for various ceremonies and other activities, including joining the Company with the Honorable Artillery Company in London when Queen Elizabeth II presented the Colors to the Honorable Artillery Company. He also served in the Massachusetts National Guard, attaining the rank of Major.

Don loved golf, playing any course with pride with his Bobby Jones Persimmon Wood driver. He learned how to play working as a caddy as a teenager in New Hampshire and Maine. He once caddied for Babe Ruth. He loved the White Mountains of New Hampshire, was a member of the Mt. Washington Observatory and skied whenever and wherever he could. Using his skills as a contractor and engineer, he could build almost anything or solve any problem with simple solutions. He built a home for his father, the family home in Lynn, and the retirement home in Jackson. There were few things that Don could not fix. He had a keen eye for design, colors, and what worked with whatever, and arose each day with a project to work on in his basement or garage shop. He loved haddock, baked beans, and eggs, a childhood memory from his Grandma Hooten after Sunday Mass, making his own baked beans, hated garlic, wanted his meals piping hot, cooked chowder soups and gallons of spaghetti sauce with only one brand of tomatoes. He cooked turkey, washed thoroughly and hung from a string attached to a nail over the sink to drip dry before preparing. He wanted no help with the dressing made with stale bread and his special ingredients and gravy that only he could prepare. Once the cooking was completed, the kitchen was left to others to clean, taking at least an hour. He loved clocks, antiques, and many treasures from others trash. These are just a few of his favorite things as he lived life to the fullest extent until his death.

Service information: MORRIS Funeral Home in Asheville, NC is assisting Dr. Garland in arrangements for preparation and transport to Lynn, MA. SOLIMINE Funeral Home is assisting the family in Lynn, MA.

The wake will be held on Tuesday June 27, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. at SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt. 129) Lynn, MA 01904. The family will gather at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Lynn, and burial with his son Richard and wife Pauline at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, followed by a luncheon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Memorials may be made to CarePartners Foundation, 68 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 or New England Baptist Hospital Office of Philanthropy, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120. For directions and guestbook please visit Solimine.com.

Celebrating centuries in Saugus

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Theoni Dezerene, who turned 105, looks at the birthday cake that was brought out during the celebration at Saugus Center on Friday.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Five women celebrated a combined 513 years of life Friday afternoon.

Muriel Fresco, 100, born on March 18, 1917; Marion Rumson, 102, born on Nov. 2, 1915; Nellie Warrington, turning 103, born on Aug. 16, 1914; Margaret Cohen, 103, born on June 20, 1914; and Theoni Dezerene, 105, born on June 20, 1912, celebrated their milestones at a birthday party held at Saugus Center, a nursing and rehab facility on Lincoln Avenue.

“It’s remarkable (to have five people over 100 years old),” said Rumson, who lived in Revere her entire life and worked at Polaroid. “It’s wonderful. I’ve got such a wonderful family. God gifted me. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

Dezerene was proud to be the oldest birthday girl in the bunch. She said she was impressed with the party.

“It’s quite an idea,” she said. “It brings back good memories.”

A Saugus resident since 1949, Dezerene is a rehab patient who will return home when she regains her strength, she said. She and her 95-year-old friend drove to lunch to celebrate her birthday earlier in the week.

Rosie the Riveter, who worked as a lathe operator during World War II, had a word of advice for younger generations.

“If you pray to God, listen to your parents, and ignore the naughty things, you will be good,” she said. “Go to school and be kind to people. That’s what matters.”

The centenarians gathered with family members over cake and ice cream, brought by state Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus). Wong also gave the birthday girls citations from the State House.

“They have seen so much life,” said Wong. “They could teach us a lot.”


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

Late rally propels Lynn past Swampscott/Nahant

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Aaron O’Connor hit an RBI triple in Lynn’s 5-3 win. 

By HAROLD RIVERA 

PEABODY — Swampscott/Nahant gave Lynn a battle and a half in Friday’s Eastern Mass. Babe Ruth District 1 13-year-old Tournament game, but it wasn’t enough. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Lynn bats rallied for three runs to earn a 5-3 win at Peabody High’s Bezemes Diamond.

“These are the type of games that I talk to the kids about,” Lynn coach Brian O’Connor said. “If we’re going to do anything with this team, we have to win games like this.”

The game was scoreless until Lynn broke the ice in the bottom of the second. Anthony Mateo reached on a fielder’s choice and stole second. Nolan Mulkahy singled, allowing Mateo to take third. An errant infield throw slipped past first base, allowing Mateo to score the game’s first run.

Lynn held its 1-0 lead until Swampscott/Nahant answered with three runs in the top of the fourth. Drew Botta and Harry Riddell drew back-to-back walks to start the inning. A passed ball allowed Botta to take third and Riddell to advance to second. Max Gordon’s RBI single brought Botta home, tying the game at 1-1. Joseph Ford followed with a two-RBI single, giving Swampscott/Nahant a 3-1 lead.

“Joseph came up to bat and he knew it was the right time to make contact,” Swampscott/Nahant coach Fred Dubiel said. “That was a key hit. He’s one of our bottom of the order hitters but he’s had hits like that in Babe Ruth all year.”

On the mound, Botta did everything he could to give Swampscott/Nahant a chance to win. Lynn got one back in the fourth, on an RBI groundout by Mateo, scoring Aaron O’Connor to make it a 3-2 game.

“We simply wanted our best going against Lynn’s best,” Dubiel said. “He (Botta) pitched his heart out. I made one visit to the mound and he told me he felt good and wanted to keep going.”

Swampscott/Nahant held it’s one-run advantage until Lynn answered the bell in the sixth. Christian Moran, who started on the mound for Lynn, walked to start the frame and came home on O’Connor’s triple to tie the game, 3-3. An RBI single off Ethaniel Almendarez’s bat brought O’Connor home for the 4-3 lead. Mulkahy added an RBI single, scoring Almendarez, to bump Lynn’s edge to 5-3.

Aiven Cabral, who came on in relief, recorded the final four outs to seal the 5-3 win.

“I knew we were going to do it, I just didn’t know when and I’m glad we rallied in time,” O’Connor said. “The pitching hung strong. Aiven came in relief and he’s been a little off his last couple starts but he came back strong in this game.”

Defensively, Lynn was sharp in the win.

“They made some great plays,” O’Connor said. “They make those dirty plays like Dustin Pedroia. They always make them.”

Lynn looks to stay on the win column against Revere on Sunday (6) while Swampscott/Nahant looks to bounce back on Monday (5), also against Revere.

Revere mayor takes outside look inside police department

BY GAYLA CAWLEY

REVEREMayor Brian Arrigo has his sights set on a complete review of the Revere Police Department, and hiring a new chief.

Earlier this year, Arrigo opted against renewing the contract of Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli, which expires on June 30, citing a difference of philosophy. He said it was clear his philosophy — making sure leadership in the department was building trust in the community, and was focused on creating a culture of accountability and community policing – was a little bit different from the current chief.

“My administration is committed to delivering the highest standards of professionalism and accountability in all aspects of city government, especially public safety,” Arrigo said. “It is clear that we have to transform our police department into a modern outfit focused on 21st century community policing.

“We need a police department with leadership that emphasizes officers patrolling on foot, who get to know residents and business owners, and who make it their core mission to build deep trust between police and residents,” Arrigo continued. “In a complex, ever-changing urban environment, this approach to policing is vital in making our city a safe place to live, raise a family, and conduct business. This guiding principle is one we’ve followed in searching for our department’s next chief of police.”

Over the last two months, Arrigo said the candidates for police chief have undergone a thorough assessment from three police chiefs from outside the area. He said the candidates all scored lower than what was expected, which he said speaks to some deeper issues that may be in the department.

“Throughout this process, we have discovered significant managerial, communication, and community-relations issues within the police department,” Arrigo said. “Many of these revelations have been deeply concerning.

“While I had hoped to have a permanent police chief in place by July 1, based on what we have learned, I have decided to implement a top-to-bottom organizational review of the department, which will be conducted by a third-party.”

Arrigo said he expects the review will last six to nine months, which will involve looking at the organizational structure of the department, using technology better, and levels of communication, within the department and outside to his office.

While he said it is possible that the ideal candidate is internal, he also plans to request that the city council and the legislature allow him to expand the pool of potential applicants for chief, to include ones from outside the department. City ordinances states that a chief needs to come from within the department, and can only be a captain or lieutenant with five years in that rank, he added.

In the meantime, Arrigo said as of July 1, he will be appointing Capt. James Guido, the executive officer of the department, as interim chief. He will be in place while the organizational review is completed.  

City councilor Anthony Zambuto said the process has obviously been initiated by the mayor, thinks that it has merit and is going to look at it, but hasn’t seen exactly what Arrigo was planning to do.

“I’m certainly going to keep an open mind and look at it and support the parts of it that I can,” Zambuto said. “It’s always good to review the structure of any of our departments.”

Zambuto said it was not his choice to not renew Cafarelli’s contract, and that he felt he was doing a great job. The city councilor pointed out that he is not the appointing authority, the mayor is, and all the council can do is say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ to whomever Arrigo puts up. He said he would have reappointed the existing chief, but that’s not up to him.

Appointing an interim chief is a good stabilizing move, Zambuto said, and added he’s not against any review, as any department will always benefit from one.

“I can’t speak negatively about a review,” Zambuto said. “Who would? The best department in the world could use tweaking. Let’s see how it will shake out and we’ll go from there … Every force has its problems and Revere did too. A review will not hurt. It will only be helpful.”

City councilor John Powers said he is in favor of supporting whatever recommendation the mayor puts before the council. Regarding possibly expanding the pool for police chief, he said he thinks it’s always in the best interest of any city to make sure it is getting the best qualified candidates for that position.

“That’s not to say we don’t have qualified candidates,” Powers said. “I’m sure we do. When you look beyond what you have, you get a better understanding of what’s out there, and what may be the best fit for the department.”

Powers said that a review of any municipal, state or national department is always good, adding that circumstances change and procedures need to change with those circumstances. “We don’t operate a police department like we did 50 years ago,” he said.

“This decision and the appointment of a new police chief is critical and will have a long-term impact on our beloved city,” Arrigo said. “I have a responsibility to ensure our next chief has deep managerial skills, is guided by the principles of 21st century policing, and meets rigorous, high standards.

“Our police officers work diligently each and every day to keep our residents safe,” Arrigo continued. “They deserve a leadership structure and an organizational culture that utilizes best practices and gives them the tools to succeed. I look forward to working with fellow community leaders to make sure our police department is an example for the rest of the Commonwealth.”


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

 

Satterwhite enters race for school committee

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Michael Satterwhite is the latest candidate to enter the crowded race for School Committee.

By THOMAS GRILLO

Michael Satterwhite insists there’s something missing in the city’s public schools: Spanish-speaking teachers.

“About 68 percent of the school children consider themselves to be Hispanic, but there aren’t many Hispanic teachers,” he said. “We need to recruit faculty that more reflect the students.”

The 32-year-old Revere attorney, who has a 9-year-old daughter and another child on the way, is the latest candidate to launch a campaign for a seat on the School Committee.

“As a lawyer, I see families who have children with disabilities and others who are on IEPs (Individualized Education Plans),” he said. “Over the years it’s been such a difficult process for parents to get through it and get the proper ed plans for their kids. I have the tools to improve our schools.”

He enters a crowded field to join the seven-member panel where the mayor serves as chair. There will be at least two new members of the school committee because Patricia Capano, the vice chairwoman, and Maria Carrasco will not seek re-election.

Incumbents seeking another term include Donna Coppola, John Ford, Lorraine Gately, and Jared Nicholson. In addition, there are nine other contenders including Jordan Avery, Cherish Rashida Casey,  Brian Castellanos, Elizabeth Rosario Gervacio, Gayle Hearns-Rogers, Sandra Lopez, Natasha Megie-Maddrey, Jessica Murphy, and Stanley Wotring Jr.

While Satterwhite agrees Lynn desperately needs new schools, he voted against the controversial proposal in March to approve construction of a pair of middle schools.

In a special election, voters rejected two ballot questions that would have authorized a $188.5 million plan for a 652-student school on Parkland Avenue and a second school to house 1,008 students on McManus Field on Commercial Street.

“I voted no because the process didn’t sit well for me,” he said. “We need new buildings, but do they need to be where they planned to put them? I didn’t agree with the school to be built at Parkland Avenue.”

Satterwhite wants to know why the city needed to tax homeowners an extra $200 a year for 25 years for the new schools.

“I’m paying property taxes now, so what are they doing to improve the schools,” he said. “Where is the $5,000 that I pay going?”

Satterwhite didn’t have the easiest of childhoods. He has talked about his mother being one of Lynn’s biggest drug dealers and a user as well. At one point, he went to live with his father to get away from a bad environment.

In 1997, he met former Mayor Thomas M. Menino at a Volunteers of America event. The faith-based nonprofit was founded in 1896 to provide assistance to low-income people. He said Menino became a mentor and helped guide him into adulthood.

“It was something having someone of his stature actually want to know more about me and help me,” he said. “We had a friendship of many years.”


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

Armed robbery suspect faces numerous charges

REVERE — A Chelsea armed robbery suspect using a false identity was arrested in Revere after a police chase and violent struggle on Monday night.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., Chelsea Police responded to an armed robbery outside Rosev Dairy on Griffin Way. A suspect had brandished a gun and robbed two employees who were leaving with cash proceeds, state police said.

The suspect forcibly took two bags containing more than $40,000, got into a nearby white Volkswagen Jetta with a female driver and male passenger inside. The suspects drove down Eastern Avenue, and one of the victims followed it in his own car, state police said.

The Jetta continued onto Clinton Street to the dead end portion of Lisa Lane. At that point, the suspect who robbed the employees fired at least two shots at the victim’s car that was following him. The victim backed up, left the area, and called 911, state police said.

The 911 call was received at the State Police Barracks in Revere, and a “Be On the Lookout” alert was put out for the suspect car. State Police Sgt. Edward Troy heard the broadcast alert and went to Mahoney Circle in Revere, where he monitored traffic looking for the Jetta, state police said.

A short time later, Troy saw the suspect car coming through the rotary. As it turned onto Shirley Avenue in Revere, Troy pulled behind it and activated his marked cruiser’s lights and siren in an attempt to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The Jetta did not stop and turned right onto Walnut Avenue, where it pulled to the right and stopped next to a playground, state police said.

State police said the male passenger got out of the Jetta and Troy got out of his cruiser and ordered the passenger back into the car. But the passenger leaned back into the Jetta and began to retrieve something while continuing to look back at the sergeant and ignoring his orders to cease.

Even when Troy then drew his service pistol and ordered the suspect to the ground, the man ignored his orders, grabbed a large bag from the Jetta, and ran toward Shirley Avenue, state police said.

Troy ran after him and told the Revere barracks that he was in a foot pursuit with a possibly armed suspect. The running suspect turned left onto Sumner Street, and tried unsuccessfully to open the passenger door of a parked van. When he couldn’t get into the van he kept running up Sumner to a pickup truck, where he stopped, ducked down, put the bag down, and was trying to remove something from inside his sweatpants while looking directly at Troy, who was running toward him, state police said.

The sergeant again drew his pistol, pointed it at the suspect, and ordered him to show his hands and get on the ground. With his free hand, the sergeant also drew his Taser and continued to order the suspect to surrender, state police said.

Instead, the suspect again grabbed the bag and began running. He crossed Sumner Street onto Walnut Place with Troy again in pursuit, continuing to yell commands at him to surrender. On the sidewalk of Walnut Place, Troy deployed his Taser again and struck the suspect with the weapon’s probes, state police said.

The suspect was momentarily immobilized and fell to the ground, but after a few seconds tried to get up and flee again. The sergeant tased him again. After a few seconds, the suspect again regained mobility and tried to pull the probes out. The suspect began violently resisting Troy’s attempts to wrestle him to the ground, state police said.

After fighting the suspect for several more moments, Troy was able to put the suspect back onto the ground. He held him down while two other troopers reached the scene and took the suspect into custody. State police said he continued to resist the entire time.

Troy recovered a Springfield Armory .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol with a laser sight from the suspect’s sweatpants pocket. The gun was loaded with one round in the chamber and two more in the magazine, state police said.

The suspect identified himself as Xavier P. Harbert, adding that he had never been arrested in his life. Troopers recovered the bag the suspect had fled with, a large women’s handbag containing multiple stacks of U.S. currency inside plastic deposit bags, state police said.

Meanwhile, troopers returned to the site where the Jetta had been stopped and found the car gone. It was found a short distance away on Walnut Avenue. More plastic bank deposit bags containing money were inside the car, state police said.  

The armed robbery victims positively identified the suspect as the man who had robbed and shot at them. All evidence related to the armed robbery was turned over to Chelsea Police.

The suspect was brought to the State Police barracks in Revere to be booked. He had a driver’s license identifying him as Xavier Paul Harbert, and he said he was a basketball player at Texas A&M University, state police said.

But, after troopers took his fingerprints and submitted them to a national fingerprint database, they learned that the suspect’s true identity is Joshua Kountze Andrews, 31, who has a lengthy criminal history and an open warrant out of Middlesex County for firearm and drug offenses. The shirt that Andrews was wearing was turned over to the State Police Crime Scene Services Section for processing for evidence related to gunshot residue, state police said.

Further investigation revealed that a man named Xavier Paul Harbert holds a driver’s license in Texas. Troopers formed the opinion that Andrews falsely procured a Massachusetts driver’s license using the stolen identity of that person.

Andrews was charged with armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a firearm without ammunition, resisting arrest, giving a false name to police, and identity fraud.

He was also arrested on the outstanding Middlesex County default warrant. He was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Tuesday and held on $100,000 cash bail. Investigation into the armed robbery incident and Andrews’ accomplices is ongoing. Bail on the existing case out of Middlesex County was revoked.

Revere sweet on robotics manufacturing

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The Necco Candy Factory on American Legion Highway in Revere.

By THOMAS GRILLO

REVERE — The factory that made candy for those with a sweet tooth could soon be a manufacturing hub for robotics.

Framingham-based Atlantic Management Corp. and VMD Cos. of North Andover has purchased Necco, the  170-year-old candy company, and its 55-acre headquarters on American Legion Highway for $54.5 million.

The deal has already benefitted the city in a big way, according to Mayor Brian Arrigo. He said Atlantic has shown it wants to partner with Revere.

“Atlantic paid more than $3 million Necco owed in back taxes and water and sewer bills,” he said.  “They also donated $15,000 for the Sand Sculpting Festival. Atlantic sees the value and potential in the city and want to invest a significant amount of money here.”

Necco is best known for its Necco Wafers, Clark and Sky Bars, Mary Janes, Squirrel Nut Zippers and the Valentine Sweethearts. They moved to Revere from Cambridge in 2003. Their lease on the 830,000-square-foot space expires next summer.

It’s unclear what will happen to Necco when the lease is up. Arrigo said while his and Atlantic’s vision for the property includes robotics, biotech and laboratory space, there’s enough room to continue making sweets.

“A year ago we were talking about a slot parlor coming to Revere with some questionable investors,” he said. “My long term vision for the city building a new economy is happening.”

Last fall, voters overwhelming rejected a slot parlor near the Suffolk Downs race track.

Atlantic CEO Joseph Zink said his company was attracted to Revere because of its proximity to Boston and Logan International Airport, and the city’s access to the MBTA.

“We are also excited about the city’s vision to bring biotech, robotics, and  e-commerce to the city and we want to build a partnership  with them,” he said.

Necco CEO Michael McGee could not be reached for comment.


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

 

 

Police log: 6-16-2017

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

Christina Dionizio, of 101 Lynnway, was arrested at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday on warrant charges of possession to distribute cocaine, possession of a Class B drug, possession of a Class E drug, possession of a firearm without FID card, and possession of ammo without FID.

Omar Lejer, of 484 Western Ave., was arrested at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday on warrant charges possession to distribute drugs, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and warrant charges.

Jose Pichardo, of 3 Easton Street, Lawrence, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Thursday and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of property damage.

Diana Sosa, of 58 Cottage St, Chelsea, was arrested at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday and charged with disorderly conduct, drug possession of a Class A substance, and warrant charges of  larceny over $250, assault and battery, trespassing, possession of a Class A drug.

Terrance Teixeira, of 22 Lee Ct, was arrested at 2:05 p.m. Thursday on warrant charges of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on family/household member.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Stone Place at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday; at Holyoke Street and O’Callaghan Way at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday; at Euclid Avenue and Magnolia Avenue at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday; at 50 Western Ave at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday; at Eastern Avenue and Western Avenue at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday; at Shaw’s Supermarket on State Street at 5:56 a.m. Thursday; A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 58 Essex St at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday; at 58 Essex St at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday; at 158 Chestnut Street at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 119 Lewis St at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday; at Discount Liquors at 3 Market Square at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday; A report of suspicious activity  at 590 Washington St at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday; at 35 Campbell St at 9 a.m. Wednesday; at Autumn Street and Lewis Street at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday; at 12 Chapman Pl at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday; A report of trespassing at 2 Brightwood Ter at 9:59 a.m. Wednesday.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday on Hanover Street.

Theft

A report of shoplifting at Family Dollar at 50 Central Avenue at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday;

A report of larceny at 43 Jackson St at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday; at 7:37 p.m. Wednesday at Hanover Street and Johnson Street; at 8 Silsbee St at 10:36 a.m. Thursday.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported a student fled the Marblehead Veterans Middle School on Pleasant Street at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday. The student returned to school at 10:04 a.m.

A report of suspicious activity on Doaks Lane at 1:12 p.m. Wednesday. Caller reported a male taking photos of houses in the area. The caller confronted the male, who became adversarial with her.

A caller reported that a woman intentionally walked her dog across the street to “let it pee” on his yard and they exchanged words at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday on Village Street. The caller was informed that the animal control officer was not on duty and he became agitated, stating “it was not an animal control issue, but a police issue because the person trespassed on the property” and when he “yelled to the woman about it” she became ira

A report of a disturbance at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday on Countryside Lane. Caller reports the neighbor behind her is making a lot of noise on the porch and talking about drugs. Police report the woman was speaking to her mother, who is hard of hearing.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 258 Winthrop St at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday; on Salem Street at 12:01 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at Harris Park at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday; at 99 Riverside Ave at 4:30 a.m. Friday; at 36 Cherry St at 11:32 a.m. Thursday; at the West Medford Commuter Rail on High Street at 3:54 p.m. Thursday.

A report of vandalism at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at 15 Foster CT.

Theft

A report of larceny at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Morton Ave.; at 9:55 a.m. Thursday at 172 Spring St.

Overdoses

A report of an overdose at Riverside Avenue and Wellington Road at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday.


NAHANT

Arrests

Luciano Montefusco, 58, of 121 Castle Rd, was arrested Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on Castle Road and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Raul F. Powell Jr., 30, of 42 Barrett St in Lynn, was arrested at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday at the Nahant Rotary on warrant charges.

Edward Scott Frary, 54, of 8 Goddard Dr. Apt. 2, was arrested at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday at Seaside Variety on Nahant Road and charged with fourth offense of operating under the influence, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Khaled Tchaicha, 43, of 12 Becket St. Apt 3 in Dorchester, was arrested at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday on Fox Hill Road and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and possession of an open container of alcohol in motor vehicle.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at Doggie Beach; at 9:44 a.m. Thursday on Lafayette Terrace; A report of a water incident at 4:15 p.m. Monday at the bath house on the Causeway.

Theft

A report of larceny, forgery, fraud at 2:24 p.m. Monday at the bath house on the Causeway.


PEABODY

Accident

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 30 Andover Street and 1 Hilltop Dr. at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday; at 464 Lowell St at 5 p.m. Wednesday; at Not Your Average Joes on Andover Street at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday; at 178 Lowell St and 3 Orchard St at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday; at 185 Bartholomew St. at 9:43 a.m. Thursday; at Lahey Health & Medical Center on Essex Center Drive at 12:22 p.m. Thursday; at American Red Cross on Lowell Street at 1:39 p.m. Thursday; A report that a motor vehicle struck a parked car at Sears on Andover Street at 1:17 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

At 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, a Hancock Street caller reported he received a parking ticket for parking on the sidewalk the night before and “now there are several vehicles parked on the sidewalk.”

A report of an intoxicated person at TJ Maxx on Lowell Street at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday; A report of a motorcycle driving up and down the walking path on MacArthur Circle for about an hour at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday; Caller reported his neighbor spat on his car on Batchelder Avenue at 11:12 a.m.  Thursday.


REVERE

Arrests

Christopher J. Davulis, 32, of 79 Ocean View Drive in Dorchester, was arrested at 12:33 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald’s Restaurant on Squire Road and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, possession of a Class A drug, and illegal possession of a Class A substance.

Joseph Thomson, 55, of 714 Winthrop Ave, was arrested at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday on warrant charges.

Crystal L. Cosme, 25, of 25 Cummings St., Medford, was arrested on North Shore Road and Freeman Street at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, giving a false name to a police officer, and on warrant charges.

Eric Machado, 22, of 6 Parkview Rd., was arrested Wednesday at 8:25 p.m. on Neponset Street and charged with operating recklessly as to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle, and operating after right to operate with a suspended license.

Charles Eagan, 30, of 7 Rhodes Ave Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Street and charged with motor vehicle lights violation, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and illegal possession of a Class B substance.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Revere Street and American Legion Highway at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday; at Revere Beach Parkway and Charles Avenue at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday; at Freeman Street and North Shore Road at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:32 a.m. Wednesday on Beach Street; at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday on Suffolk Avenue; at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday at Pizza Days on American Legion Highway; A report of harassing phone calls at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday on Calumet Street; A report of gunshots at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday on Burnham Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Hung Viet Pham of 830 Salem Street in Malden was arrested at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday at Macy’s Department Store at 1201 Broadway. Pham was charged with larceny over $250, burglarious instrument possession of saber, sword, weapon, or knife in excess of 2 ½ inches, aggravated shoplifting, and failure to appear.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1252 Broadway at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday. Caller reports his Jeep Grand Laredo was struck by a tractor trailer in the area of Lynn Street, Revere; A report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5:41 p.m. at Salem Turnpike and Ballard Street. Two people were transported to Salem Hospital and one person was transported to Union Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday at 17 Carr Rd. Caller reported a dispute over property lines and the installation of a fence; A report of a woman in her 30s wearing shorts and a t-shirt chasing after a white van and screaming at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street; A report of a woman screaming inside a house at 1:02 a.m. Thursday on Springdale Avenue. Police report nothing is wrong at the premises. While leaving, a neighbor came out and stated there was a bat in her house and that was the source of the screaming; A report of a young raccoon on Churchill Street at 3:02 a.m. Thursday walking funny and acting aggressive when the caller goes near it.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at Doctors Express at 371 Broadway at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday; at Sprint at 114 Broadway at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday; at Kohl’s Department store at 333 Broadway at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday.

Theft

A caller reported his wallet was stolen at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday at 1201 Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Street and Salem Street; at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Atlantic Avenue and Ocean Avenue.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 57 Millett Rd. at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday; at Barnstable Street and Plymouth Avenue at 1:18 a.m. Thursday;

A report of a disturbance at Starbucks Coffee at 1016 Paradise Rd at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday.

Theft

A report of larceny at Stop & Shop on Paradise Road at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday; at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday at 330 Paradise Rd.; at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday at 51 Sampson Ave.

Ann Bryson, 85

REVEREAnn Bryson, a lifelong Revere resident, 85 years, June 14, in Revere, unexpectedly, ending a lengthy period of failing health. Wife of the late Elmore L. Bryson Jr. Devoted mother of Richard A. Bryson and wife Jane E. of Revere,  Joyce A. Doherty and husband Dan of Stoneham. She was a dear sister to Mary Ruggiero of Revere, Susie Picariello of Lynnfield, and the late Ella Picariello, Joseph A. Beatrice, and Fred and Charles Beatrice. She is lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the

Service information: Family and friends are respectfully invited to the funeral on Saturday, June 17 from the VERTUCCIO & SMITH Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107) Revere, at 9 a.m., followed by the funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours are Friday only 3-7 p.m. Parking available left of the funeral home. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Former waitress for “Angie’s Clams & Take Out” of Revere for many years. Please visit Verutuccioandsmith.com.

A good move in Revere

Revere deserves praise for redefining parks and recreation with the giant outdoor chess set the city plunked in the middle of downtown. It doesn’t matter if chess is a game that takes years to master, the fact that Revere tried a new approach to engaging residents and giving downtown a fresh look makes sense and should be copied by other communities.

The surreal sight of a chessboard and pieces on a downtown street is enough to make pedestrians and drivers gawk and stop and ponder the toddler-sized pieces. Putting a chessboard where everyone can see it is equivalent to inviting literally the entire city to get interested in a game that is a world unto itself.

Chess and other board games could be described as generational because grandparents or parents or aunts and uncles teach children how to play the games on snowy afternoons, idle evenings or in the shade on scorching-hot days.

At once a solitary and extremely intimate game, chess builds concentration and mental nimbleness and brings players face to face with an opponent’s mental discipline. People play the game for their entire life and readily admit they have barely scratched the surface in terms of becoming a proficient player.

It is a timeless game played for centuries and across the course of history. Books written about chess could fill several libraries.

Chess relates directly to mathematics. It is a teaching exercise for almost every major political and military decision made in the course of history and it is an unforgiving pursuit: A lapse in concentration, a move made too casually, can spell defeat.

Putting these lessons and many others the game teaches on display in Revere is a brilliant move in an age when electronic entertainment all too often captivates young and old minds alike. Social media and texting take a back seat when pieces start moving on a chessboard. The focus and patience chess teaches are lessons worth reinforcing in an age of instant gratification and split-second information.

Chess also teaches the virtues of silence. In an age of effortless communication, saying nothing has taken a backseat to saying anything that comes to mind. Teaching kids to keep their mouths shut for a half hour or hour and their minds engaged is a lesson that pays significant dividends later in life when silence plays a role in enhancing an employment opportunity or strengthening a relationship.

Because it is largely a game played in silence, chess straddles and overarches language barriers and cultural differences. It is the perfect game for a city like Revere where people from all over the world live and make a living.

It’s too early to declare Revere’s outdoor chess set a fun attraction or a training ground for chessmasters. But if one kid walks by the board and decides to learn chess fundamentals or a local senior gets inspired to teach the game to someone, then the city will have scored a huge success.

It’s your move, Revere.

Police log: 6-15-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Antulio Barrios, 33, of 19 Albany St.; was arrested at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday and charged with a passing violation and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Juan Diaz, of 133 Washington St.; was arrested on warrant charges at 7:42 a.m. Wednesday for an uninsured motor vehicle.

Jordan Machado, 27, of 1041 Chaffee, New Bedford, was arrested at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, peddling door-to-door violation, interfering with a police officer and municipal by-law ordinance.

Michael Potorski of 12 Carlton St., Salem, was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, plate violation, registration not in possession, and an uninsured motor vehicle.

Hakeem Ricker of 100 Lawrence Ave., Dorchester, was arrested at 11:06 a.m. Tuesday on warrant charges of assault and battery on child with injury, assault and battery with dangerous weapon, and attempt to commit crime.

Cleber Vieira of 447 Malden St., Revere, was arrested at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday on warrant charges of destruction of property and arrested and charged with a straight warrant.

Jessica Wagle, of 20 West Wyoming Ave., Melrose, was arrested at 8:19 Tuesday on warrant charges for possession of Class A and Class E drugs.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday at Commercial Street and Lynnway; at 11:09 a.m. Tuesday at Boston and North Federal streets; at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday at 11 High St.; at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday at 112 Market St.; at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at Commercial and Summer streets; at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at 29 Astor St.; at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday at Blakeley and Holyoke streets; at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Chestnut streets; at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday at 519 Washington St.; at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday at Market and Oxford streets; at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday at 133 Walnut St.; at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday at Cooper Street and Western Avenue; at 10:19 a.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday at Boston Street and Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Broadway Circle; at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday at Market Square; at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday at North Bend Street;

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday at 103 Franklin St.

Breaking and entry

A report of a breaking and entry to a motor vehicle accident at 5:57 a.m. Tuesday at 30 High St.; at  6:28 p.m. Tuesday at 101 Cook St.; at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday at 340 Maple St.; at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday at 126 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Joyce St.; at 11:01 a.m. at 77 Green St.;

Fire

A report of a fire at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday at 37 Kirtland St.; at 9:51 p.m. Tuesday at 67 Silsbee St.; at 10:57 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Summerset Court; at 7:08 a.m. Wednesday at 24 Bulfinch St.;

Overdose

A report of an overdose at at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday at Joyce St.; at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at Union Street.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 1:54 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Chase St.; at 8:24 a.m. Thursday at 79 Hardwood St.; A report of motor vehicle theft at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday at 112 South St.; A report of larceny at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday at 759 Lynnway; at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday at 732R Lynnway.


MALDEN

Complaints

Report of an uninsured motor vehicle and trailer at Dexter and Maple streets on Tuesday at at 5:49 p.m.; report of larceny over $250 at Oliver Street and a second incident at Boston and Pleasant streets at 3:43 p.m.; Report of an assault on Wyoming Avenue on Tuesday 4:19 p.m.; Report of a larceny under $250 at Century Bank on Ferry Street on Tuesday 9:37 a.m.; Report of credit card fraud at the Linden School on Wescott Street at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday; Report of an unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on Tuesday at 8:24 a.m. at McFadden Manor on Forest Street.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported a truck striking a pole near Gregory Street  where they are doing construction at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday.

A caller reported a fallen women on the ground who struck her head on impact at Community Road at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.

At 11:36 a.m. Tuesday a caller reported of a letter carrier who lost $80 cash on Smith Street.

A report at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday of two Atlantic Paving trucks parked on Elm and Roosevelt in front of no parking signs.

At 4:22 p.m. Tuesday a caller reported she dropped a piece of jewelry to a shop on Atlantic Avenue and they have not returned it.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday at Atlantic Avenue. The caller reported that the woman was leaving the area and saw a couple of young men near a car who appeared too young to be driving.


MEDFORD

Arrests

Armando Aguilar, 41, of 75 Hancock, Stoneham, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, second offense.

Amarbir Mann, 33, of 14604 Walt Whitman Trail, Pflugerville, Texas, was arrested for shoplifting.

John Bradbury, 53, of 3A Gordon Court, York, Maine, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon.

Laura Bradley, 46, of 16 Foster Court, was arrested on charges of witness intimidation, destruction of property, and assault and battery.  


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:06 a.m. Wednesday at the Home Depot at 564 Broadway. The caller reported finding a backpack in the break room with ammunition inside.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday at 9 Hitching Hill Rd.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Bennett Ave. The caller reports an unknown person is in her home, breaking, and rummaging through things.

A report of property damage at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday at 770 Broadway. The caller reported someone struck her vehicle with a carriage.

At 8:24 p.m. a caller from Serino Way reported his neighbor has begun to remove his fence. The caller told police they will be contacting the building inspector in the morning about damage to his fence and the installation of a fence by his neighbor.

A caller from Palmer Avenue reported a group of youths throwing fireworks at people and cars from an older gray Toyota Corolla. Police could not find the vehicle.

 

Check Revere’s latest move

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Amya Conn checks out the chess set in front of Revere City Hall.

By MATT DEMIRS

REVERE  A royal family moved to the city on Monday.

The king and queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights, and eight pawns now live on the sidewalk outside City Hall, waiting for someone to make their next move.

The Revere Recreation Department opened an outdoor chess and checkers for residents to play for the summer.

The pop-up park meets a pair of the city’s goals, according to Joseph Gravellese, a spokesman for Mayor Brian M. Arrigo

“Our first goal is to create vibrant public spaces for the community,” he said. “It is a unique use of unused space. Nobody really walks behind the monument so we wanted to do something with it.”  

The second goal, Gravallese said, was to give Revere residents something to do.

He said the games are just the beginning of creating these kind of spaces. The library plans to open a small branch at the pop-up station where people can read books and magazines. They are also looking to create a chess club to not only answer student interest, but to educate and involve others and use the space.

After admitting he was the first person to lose a game, Gravellese said the feedback has been positive on the board game. He saw three different games being played in the first few hours.

The chess and checkers pieces, filled partly with sand, weigh about 20 pounds. The weight will make it more difficult for anyone thinking of stealing them.

Gravellese said Revere is planning to create more of these pop-up park stations throughout the city to transform dead space into vibrant attractions for people to get outside.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Police log: 6-14-2017

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

 

LYNN

Arrests

Jair Depina, 18, of 41 Grant St., was arrested at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday for violation of parole or probation. He was also arrested on warrant charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault to murder.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Broadway and Jenness Street at 11:22 a.m. Monday; at Boston Street and Washington Street at 2:19 p.m. Monday; at 61 Hood St at 2:44 p.m. Monday; at 140 Union St. at 3:23 p.m.; at Kevill Road and Western Avenue at 3:58 p.m. Monday; at Adams Street and Chestnut Street at 4:24 p.m. Monday; at 53 Central Ave at 5:40 p.m. Monday; at 477 Walnut St at 6:06 p.m. Monday; at Cleveland Street and Western Avenue at 6:40 p.m. Monday.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at Brothers Deli at City Hall Square at 5:48 p.m. Monday; at 103 Franklin St at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday;

Assaults

A report of an assault on Kingsley Terrace at 1:38 p.m. Monday; on Washington Street at 1:41 p.m. Monday.

Complaints

A report of a gunshot on Rogers Avenue at 1:15 a.m. Monday;

A report of trespassing at 10:47 a.m. Monday at 501 Washington St.;

A report of suspicious activity at Lynn City Hall at 11:50 a.m. Monday.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:45 a.m. Monday at 102 Maplewood Rd.;

A report of larceny at Mcdonalds at 60 Boston St at 9:33 a.m. Monday; at 90 O’Callaghan Way at 9:42 a.m. Monday; at 32 Normandy Rd. at 10:13 a.m. Monday; at 124 Central Ave at 3:14 p.m. Monday; at 14 Massachusetts Ave at 5:40 p.m. Monday;

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:41 a.m. Monday at 30 Cottage St.;

A report of a robbery at Tech Skate Park at 80 Neptune Blvd at 9:07 p.m. Monday; at 26 Morris St at 9:33 p.m. Monday; at 8 Chase St at 1:54 a.m. Tuesday; on Friend Street at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at Breed Middle School at 90 O’Callaghan Way at 11:39 a.m. Monday;


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:56 p.m. Monday at Weston Road and Ocean Avenue.

Complaints

A caller reported his kayak was missing from the pier and float area on Village Street at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Theft

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:03 a.m. Monday on Orne Street.


MALDEN

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at 190 Beach St.; A report of a motor vehicle hit and run at 8:12 p.m. Sunday at 30 Baldwin Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault on Clifton Street at 10:43 p.m. Sunday;

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:57 a.m. Sunday at 15 Dell St.; at 9:18 a.m. Sunday on Medford Street; at 3:03 p.m. Sunday at 1100 Main St.; at 11:43 p.m. Sunday on Glen Rock Avenue;

A report of a disturbance at 16 James St. at 2:05 a.m. Sunday; at 373 Salem St. at 4:27 a.m. Sunday; on Boylston Street at 9:31 p.m. Sunday; at 19 Lebanon St at 8:15 p.m. Sunday;


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Dunkin’ Donuts on Commercial Street at 9:52 p.m. Monday; at Hyatt Place Hotel at 116 Riverside Ave at 6:36 a.m. Tuesday; at Harvard Street and Mystic Avenue at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 308 Boston Ave. at 5:58 p.m. Monday; on Arden Road at 6:32 p.m. Monday; at 23 Valley St at 6:59 p.m. Monday; at Park Street and Salem Street at 7:01 p.m. Monday; at 25 Willis Ave. at 8:11 p.m. Monday;

A report of a tree down at 21 Brussel Rd. at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday.

Theft

A report of larceny at 3 Nathaniel Rd at 8:43 p.m. Monday; at 115 Emerald St at 8:20 p.m. Monday; at 19 Pembroke St at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:29 a.m. Monday at Central Street and Lincoln Avenue; A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:40 p.m. at Starbucks Coffee on Broadway. Caller reports the suspect fled the scene in a silver vehicle; A report of a four-vehicle accident at 2:52 p.m. at Forest Street and Main Street with one person transported to an area hospital; A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:15 p.m. at 481 Walnut St.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person sleeping inside East Boston Savings Bank at 320 Central St at 6:04 a.m. Monday;

A caller reported she believed a BB from an air rifle was shot through her bedroom window at 8:46 a.m. Monday at 30 Talbot St.;

A report of a large pothole at 9 Indian Rock Dr. at 11:11 a.m. Monday.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 6:03 p.m. at Biy Y on Broadway; A report of a car fire at 10:12 p.m. at Hooters on Broadway.

Theft

A report at 10:03 am.. Monday that a woman broke into the cologne case at Walgreens at 1228 Broadway at 11 p.m. Wednesday and stole more than $900 worth of cologne;

A report of a stolen bicycle worth about $450 at 7:43 p.m. at 7 Oak Point Rd.

SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:07 a.m. Tuesday at 49 Essex St.

Complaints

A complaint of suspicious activity at 10:54 a.m. Monday at 43 Hillside Ave; A complaint of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 4:06 p.m. Monday on Danvers Road;

A report of a fight at 7:42 p.m. Monday at Gulf Express on Essex Street;

A complaint of suspicious activity at 11:52 p.m. Monday at 26 Burpee Rd.


PEABODY

Arrests

Lilian Lammy, 30, of 70 Beach Ave, Swampscott, was arrested for four outstanding warrants and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:23 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1 Rose Circle Sunday at 4:10 p.m.; at 145 Summit St Monday at 8:18 a.m.; at 145 Summit St Monday at 8:39 a.m. An officer reports that a cruiser was struck while the officer was investigating an incident.; at 3:10 p.m Monday at 260 Washington St and 2 Hourihan St.; at 3:15 p.m. Monday at the Northshore Mall; at 3:40 p.m. Monday at 133 Main St.; at 4:44 p.m. at 4 Essex Center Dr.;
A motor vehicle hit and run at 4:25 p.m. Monday at 1 Essex Center Dr.; at 6:46 p.m. Monday on Andover Street;

Complaints

At 3:53 p.m. Sunday, a caller reported it appears unknown parties are entering her backyard without permission while she is away and littering by leaving cigarette butts on her patio furniture at 16 Sabino Farm Rd;

A report of an intoxicated person in the J&H Truck Repair parking lot on Newbury Street. Caller reports a man is trying to fight people;

A report of a disturbance at 51 Paleologos St at 11:49 p.m. Monday. Police report a group of children having a water fight in the street;

A report of suspicious activity at 13 Wallis St at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday. Caller reports a man making mixed drinks in the U.S. Post Office parking lot.

 

 

Police log: 6-13-2017

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

 

LYNN

Arrests

Brian Hopkins, 39, of 417 Middle Road, Dover, was arrested on a trespassing charge on Sunday at 12:36 p.m.

Complaints

A report of noise at 3:21 a.m. Sunday at the Blossom Street Extension; at 5:59 p.m. Sunday at 43 Vine St.; at 12:17 a.m. Sunday at Tudor Street; at 12:21 a.m. Sunday; at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at 47 Woodman St.; at 12:32 a.m. Sunday at 478 Chatham St., Apt. 1; at 12:32 a.m. Sunday at 95 Park St., Apt.1; at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at 71 Michigan Ave., Apt 1; at 1:32 a.m. Sunday at 47 Woodman St., Pat. 1; at 1:37 a.m. Sunday at 131 Washington St.; at 1:41 a.m. Sunday at the Lynnway and Washington Street; at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at 309 Boston St., Apt. C3, third floor; at 1:55 a.m Sunday at 478 Chatham St.; at 2:12 a.m. Sunday at 38 Hanover St.; at 95 Park St., Apt. 2 on Sunday at 2:33 a.m.; at 80 Sagamore St. at 3:28 a.m. on Sunday; at 82 Grove St. at 3:30 a.m Sunday; at 74 Hanover St. at 3:27 a.m.; A report of an uninvited guest on Sunday at 12:04 a.m. at 228 Curwin Circle; at 80 Sagamore St., Apt. 306 on Sunday at 4:40 a.m.; at Sonny’s Car Wash at 700 Lynnway on Sunday at 12:19   p.m.; On Sunday at 1:08 p.m. at 100 Willow St.   

Accidents

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 10:09 p.m. Sunday at 33 Cedar Brook Road; A report of a motor vehicle theft at 6:45 a.m. Monday at 102 Maplewood Road; A report of a motor vehicle stop at 7:54 a.m. Monday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 158 South Common St. on Sunday at 7:52 a.m. A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9 Lloyd St. on Sunday at 9:09 p.m. A report of a motor vehicle accident on Sunday at 11:22 a.m. at Broadway and Jenness Street.

Assaults

A report of assault and battery at 1:38 p.m. Monday at 4 Kingsley Terrace, Apt. 8;


MARBLEHEAD

A report of a burglar false alarm at 12:16 a.m. at West Shore Drive; A report of a shoulder injury by a person outside the pool are at Leggs Hill Road on Sunday at 12:56 a.m.; A caller said he heard someone from the upper part of Countryside Lane talking about drugs on Sunday at 1:59 a.m.


MALDEN

Arrests

Igor Cruz of 548 Salem St. on Tuesday at 2:23 p.m.

Toni Grungo of 84 Essex St. on Tuesday at 9:57 p.m.

Michael Harrington of 816 Main St., was arrested on a charge of suspicious activity on Wednesday at 8:21 p.m.

Kevin Kelly of 80 Main St. for shoplifting on Thursday at 10:34 a.m.

David Solis of 65 Willow St. on Thursday at 11:24 p.m.

Jesus Bruno of 72 Cabot St., Beverly was arrested for drinking alcohol from an open container, operating under the influence of alcohol.


MEDFORD

Complaints

A caller reported a white female in her 50s with brown hair, wearing a blue striped shirt trying door handles at Grove Street and Tyler Avenue on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Police could not find the woman; Report of shoplifting at Kohls at 3850 Mystic Valley Parkway on Sunday at 1:48 p.m.; Report of an overdose at 31 Henry St. on Sunday at 4:14 p.m. patient taken to hospital; Caller reported a man down on the sidewalk at Fellsway West and Salem Street on Sunday at 5:11 p.m.; A report of two suspicious men on the first floor of the complex at 22 Allston St. on Sunday at 5:28 p.m.; Caller from Panera Bread at 499 Riverside Ave. said a man has been sleeping in the restaurant for a long time on Sunday at 6:14 p.m.; On Sunday at 10:08 p.m. a caller said a white male wearing a T-shirt and shorts was trying to  make entry into her apartment. Officer reported it was the upstairs neighbor trying to get in the wrong door; Caller said there is a man down in the street at Bonner and Willis avenues wearing a T-shirt, hat and jeans on Sunday at 10:53 p.m. Caller said he spoke with the person and all is OK; Caller said there was an unattended baby carriage on the sidewalk at the Lumiere Apartments at 3780 Mystic Avenue on Monday at 6:09 a.m. Police found there was no baby in the carriage. The carriage was brought back to the police station; Caller said she was bitten by a dog on Monday at 2:02 p.m. at 13 Edward St. Animal Control officer was notified and following up.


SAUGUS

Complaints

Police responded to a call about a loud party at 145 Fairmount Ave. on Sunday at 2:32 a.m. Officer spoke with homeowner who said they will be shutting down for the night; Caller reported her pocketbook was stolen out of her carriage at Lowes at 1500 Broadway on Sunday at 9:38 a.m. but she did not see who took it. Police were dispatched, but Lowes reported finding the pocketbook; On Sunday at 10:14 a.m. a caller reported chairs in the road at om Route 1 at the Square One Mall but officers did not find anything; Report of smoke behind Lynn Fells Parkway at Gilway on Sunday at 10:54 a.m. Revere Engine 3 was dispatched but no smoke was found; Caller reported they found a small Labrador on Sunday at 11:39 a.m. but they are unable to keep it. The caller was referred to the Saugus Animal Hospital and the MSPCA.

 

Revere drug sweep nabs 12

REVERE The Revere Police Department Drug / Gang Unit concluded a two-month undercover narcotics investigation resulting in 12 arrests for distribution of a Class B substance, crack cocaine and cocaine.

Multiple agencies including the Winthrop Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI Northshore Gang Task Force assisted in the four-day roundup of 12 identified targets in the Shirley Ave. and Beachmont areas of Revere.

 During the investigation, detectives also executed two  search warrants: one in the Shirley Avenue area, and a second in the Beachmont area. Detectives seized in excess of 70 grams of cocaine and $17,000 in cash. 

The targets of the investigation were identified by Revere Police Detectives as impact players and prioritized for investigative resources because of their criminal activity in the city neighborhoods, and the Revere Police Department’s commitment to improving the quality of life in the community.

 

Police log: 6-12-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Royer Deleon, 20, of 61 Elm. St, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured motor vehicle/ trailer, leaving the scene of the property after damage and an unregistered motor vehicle at 3:19 p.m. Saturday.

Joshua Hale was arrested on warrant charges for assault and battery +60/disabled, destruction of property, and correctional institution disturbance, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest at 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

Michael Holmes, of 242 Boston St., was arrested on warrant charges for malicious defacement of property, larceny over $250, daytime breaking and entry for felony, disorderly conduct and assualt and battery on a police officer at 12:15 a.m. Sunday.

Thomas Simson, 34, of 52 White St., East Boston, was arrested and charged with an open container ordinance violation at 2:56 p.m. Saturday.

John Sindone, 55, of 58 Kirtland St., was arrested and charged with lewdness condition, open and gross lewdness, and aggressively annoying someone at 4:37 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:05 a.m. Friday at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 10:44 a.m. Friday at Bellaire and Western avenue; at 3:04 p.m. Friday at Locust street; at 4:08 p.m. Friday at Walnut and Wyman street; at 7:16 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Richardson road; at 9:42 p.m. Friday at Broad and Washington street; at 9:46 p.m. Friday at 106 Federal St.; at 9:51 p.m. Friday at Central avenue and Sutton street; at 9:52 p.m. Friday at Central avenue; at 12:26 a.m. Saturday at Boston and Grove street; at 12:29 a.m. Saturday at 60 Boston St.; at 12:13 p.m. Saturday at Allen avenue and Chestnut street; at 12:15 p.m Saturday. at 892 Washington St.; at 12:20 p.m. at Allerton and Chestnut street; at 2:10 p.m Saturday at 326 Chatham St.; at 8:07 p.m. Saturday at Fortesque terrace; at 10:14 p.m. Saturday at Broad and Pleasant street; at 10:39 p.m. Saturday at 10 Pleasant St.; at 10:49 p.m. Saturday at Washington street and Western avenue; at 10:06 a.m. Sunday at 328 Broadway; at 11:24 a.m. Sunday at 821 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:25 p.m. Friday at 61 Neptune St.; at 11:14 a.m. Saturday at 656 Lynnfield St.; at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Broad and Washington street;

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Essex and Fayette street; at 4:09 p.m. Saturday at Goodridge street and Tracy avenue; at 6:06 p.m. Saturday at 6 Essex Circle; at 11:01 a.m. Sunday at 437 Summer St.;

Assault and Battery

A report of assault and battery at 11:19 a.m. Saturday at 126 Union St.; A report of an assault at 10:07 p.m. at 20 Neptune Blvd.;

Breaking and Entry

A report of breaking and entry at 3:22 p.m. Friday at 112 Hollingsworth St.; at 8:08 p.m. Saturday at 20 Pond St.; A report of breaking and entry to a motor vehicle at 7:05 p.m. Friday at 14 Summer St.; at 11:48 p.m. Saturday at 56 Burrill Ave.; at 10:07 a.m. Sunday at 148 Fayette St.;

Complaints

A report of a sexual assault at 11:33 a.m. Friday on Everett St. A report of a fight at 4:01 p.m. Friday at 1 Central Square; at 7:31 p.m. at 200 Union St.; at 4:54 Saturday at 54 Hanover St.; at 6:31 p.m. Saturday at State street; A report of violation of harassment ordinance at 4:46 p.m. Friday at 43 State St.;

A report of gang activity at 6:11 p.m. Friday at Circuit avenue; at 4:33 p.m. Saturday at Circuit avenue. A report of drug activity at 8:35 a.m. Saturday at 65 Franklin St.;

Fire

A report of a fire at 12:07 a.m. Friday at 303 Broadway; at 4:12 p.m. Friday at 16 Surfside Rd.; at 2:10 a.m. Saturday at 7 Liberty Square; at 8:32 a.m. Sunday at 24 Mount Vernon St.;

Gunshot

A report of a gunshot at 7:21 p.m. Friday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 9:55 p.m. Friday at 710 Summer St.; at 11:50 p.m. Friday at East Highland street; at 4:41 a.m. Saturday at 445 Essex St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:19 a.m. Friday at Lynnway; at 11:54 Saturday at Woodman street.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 12:57 a.m. Friday at Fayette and Mason street. A report of larceny at 9:37 a.m. Friday at 51 Hood St.; at 11:54 a.m. Saturday at 41 Light St.; at 11:59 a.m. Saturday at 159 Lynnway’ at 10:10 p.m. Saturday at 380 Boston St.; at 8:57 a.m. Sunday at 95 Union St.;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:31 a.m. Saturday at 36 Tudor St.; at 9:38 a.m. Sunday at 89 Centre St.;

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at 36 Tudor St.; at 11:50 a.m. Sunday at 14 Lawton Ave.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:33 p.m. Friday at Widger road and Lafayette street; at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Atlantic avenue and Smith street.

A pedestrian was struck at 6:54 p.m. Friday at Village Street.

Complaints

A report of cars being parked all day in two hours spots. The caller asked to enforce the two hour parking rule.

A caller reported a kid skateboarding for the past 30 minutes outside their home who won’t leave at 1:44 p.m. Friday at Pleasant street. The caller allegedly asked the kid to leave and would not. The kid then became belligerent was yelling. Officers spoke to the kid.

A report of a person fighting with a knife at 8:32 p.m. Friday Broughton road. The young caller reported a white male fighting with the knife who may have left the area.

A report of an erratic operator at 12:28 a.m. Saturday at Atlantic Ave. The caller stated the vehicle was all over the road and swerving in and out of traffic.

A report of a neighbor dispute at 10:37 a.m. Saturday at Broughton road. The caller reports her neighbor followed her and her son home and swearing at her son. The caller had to close the door and does not know the neighbors name.

A report of an erratic operator at 8:39 p.m. Saturday at Atlantic avenue. The caller states the driver was going 80/90 mph and almost hit several cars on Hawkes street. She stated the car was a silver mercedes.

A report of a loud beach part at 10:50 p.m. Saturday at Pequot road.

A caller reported at 1:59 a.m. at Countryside lane that she can hear someone from the upper part of Countryside lane talking about drugs.

Fire

A report of a heavy smoke coming from bushes at 10:27 a.m. Saturday at Gerry street. The fire was extinguished.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:52 p.m. Friday at Village street. The caller allegedly was just informed of her rear car window being smashed. Another caller reported suspicious activity of one male in the vicinity of where the vehicle was parked earlier.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:23 p.m. Friday at 20 Clement Ave.; at 7:52 p.m. Friday at 300 Andover St.; at 9:55 p.m. Friday at 22 Newbury St,; at 11:24 Saturday at 175 Andover St.;

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 7:31 p.m. Friday at 1 Melony Rd.;

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:52 a.m. Sunday at 225 Andover St. and 2 Sylvan St.

Complaints

A report of an abandoned vehicle at 10:41 a.m. Saturday at Forest street.; A report of an assault at 11:19 p.m. Saturday at 96 Newbury St.; A report of a fight at 11:27 p.m. Saturday at Sherman street.

Gunshots

A report of gunshots at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 500 Northshore Rd.;

Theft

A report of larceny at 7:47 p.m. Saturday at 210a Andover St.;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:35 p.m. Friday at 61 Pulaski St.; at 8:40 a.m. Sunday at 79 Lynnfield St.; A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 2:27 p.m. Saturday at 9 Cedar Grove Ave.;


MALDEN

Arrest

Igor Cruz, of 548 Salem St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday at 8:02 a.m.

Trespass

Police investigated a report of trespassing on Wednesday at 2:31 p.m. at 15 Mount Washington Avenue. Police responded to a trespassing report Wednesday at 3:11 p.m. at 107-109 Summer St.

Disturbance

Police responded to a report of disturbance on Wednesday at 2:33 p.m. at Oak Grove MBTA station.

Accidents

Police responded to an accident reported with personal injury on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. at Broadway and Salem Street.

Vandalism

Police investigated a vandalism report on Wednesday at 6:54 p.m. at 90 Whitman St. Apt 2.

 

 

 

Revere school stands tall against bullying

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Boston Red Sox outfielder Brock Holt gives Rumney Marsh Academy School Adjustment Councilor Lisa Gendreau a high-five.

By MATT DEMIRS

REVERE — Students at Rumney Marsh Middle School have been on a mission to create a school without bullying.

Their hard work paid off on Friday when they received the “Boston Vs. Bullies 2017 School of the Year” award.

“There are few schools that stand out for their attitude where kids can safely learn,” said Rusty Sullivan, executive director of the Sports Museum, author of the Boston vs. Bullies program.

The effort is funded by the Highland Street Foundation, a Newton nonprofit whose mission it to help children and families, and New Balance, the Boston athletic footwear company.

After receiving the award, students were surprised by a visit from Boston Red Sox player Brock Holt.

The 28-year-old utility player took questions from students who wondered about the professional player’s life in Major League Baseball and growing up.

“Did you ever get bullied when you were young?” asked one student.

“I was bullied growing up,” Holt said. “But people in my high school stood up and it stopped.”

He told students about the importance of teamwork and having each other’s back, something Holt said is crucial to creating a positive climate.

Holt also talked of cyberbullying and the impact students can have if they work together.

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“You guys have the opportunity to change this world,” he said. “And it starts with being good to each other.”

Rumney Marsh students said their school is a positive place, where bullying is almost nonexistent or stopped in it’s tracks.

Hunter Jones, 13, said teachers don’t tolerate bullying.

“The climate we have here makes you feel safe,” he said. “It also creates an environment at the school which welcomes the students coming up from fifth grade.”

Seventh-grader Victor Pelatere, 13, said Lynn has offered programs to help students handle bullying ever since he was in elementary school.

“Schools feels really secure when you know you have teachers and friends to help you,” he said.

Students who have been bullied, like seventh-grader Taylor Walsh, found help talking with her teachers.

She was bullied by girls who were supposed to be her friends at the start of the school year, Walsh said.

While it didn’t make her feel good, Walsh found help in the teaching staff, she said.

“The teachers told me they weren’t worth it and not to feel like I needed to be their friends,” she said. “They explained to me that people will come to me and there are tons of students who will want to be my friends.”


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com

Police log: 6-10-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Kendall Bridges, 28, of 38 Hanover St., was arrested and charged with possession of Class B drugs at 6:14 p.m. Thursday.

Spencer Camara-Harrison, 23, of 53 Hanson St., Somerville, was arrested an charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licence and possession of Class C drugs at 7:51 a.m. Friday.

Robert Doucette was arrested on warrant charges of trafficking cocaine, possession to distribute cocaine, and possession to distribute drugs, at 8:26 a.m. Friday.

Rachel Kennedy, 28, of 28 Sweetwater St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 6:21 p.m. Thursday.

Alissa King, of 106 Jackson St. was arrested on warrant charges of violating parole at 4:44 p.m. Thursday.

Joseph Leclerc, of 29 Elm St., Gloucester, was arrested and charged with violation of city knife ordinance and possession of Class A drugs. He was also arrested on warrant charges of operation of motor vehicle with a suspended license, speeding, possession of Class A drugs, and shoplifting by asportation.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:11 a.m. Thursday at 3 City Hall Square; at 10:43 a.m. Thursday at 475 Western Ave.; at 12:12 p.m. Thursday at 35 Tremont St.; at 12:31 a.m. Thursday at Freeman square; at 1:49 p.m. Thursday at 319 Lynnway; at 2:16 p.m. Thursday at Safford street; at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 4:29 p.m. Thursday at 72 Warren St.; at 5:54 p.m. Thursday at 155 Jenness St.; at 6:25 p.m. Thursday at 17 Lynnway; at 8:05 a.m,. Friday at 20 Neptune Blvd.;

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:19 p.m. Thursday at Boston street and Fenton avenue; at 5:21 p.m. Thursday at Eastern ave and Herschel street;

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 10:22 p.m. Thursday at Lawton and Western avenue.

Assault

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:55 p.m. Thursday at Bennett street and South; at 9:33 p.m. Thursday at 103 Washington St.;

Complaints

A report of a scam at 11:23 a.m. Thursday at 20 Wardwell Ave.; A report of a threat at 12:03 p.m. Thursday at 526 Western Ave.; a report of an injured cop at 11:23 p.m. Thursday 300 Washington St.; a report of a threat at 10:09 a.m. Friday at 222 Broadway.

Fire

A report of a 1 alarm fire at 12:39 p.m. Thursday at 72 Mudge St.; at 5:50 p.m. Thursday at 436 Summer St.; at 12:07 a.m. Friday at 303 Broadway.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:52 p.m. Thursday at Chatham street; at 3:21 p.m. Thursday at Barry Park.

Vandalism

A report of a vandalism at 11:07 a.m. Thursday at 47 Woodman St.

Theft

A report of larceny at 3:01 p.m. Thursday at 73 Urban St.; at 3:14 p.m. Thursday at 10 Farrar St.; at 9:37 p.m. Friday at 51 Hood St.; at 12:57 a.m. Friday at Fayette and Mason street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:31 p.m. Thursday at 106 Newhall St.

Police log: 6-9-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Pleasant and Spring street at  12:51 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of someone trying to steal at Rockland road at 7:49 a.m. Thursday. The caller reported someone tried to steal a bicycle from under the resident’s deck. A report of an overturner boat in Marblehead harbor at 3:55 p.m. Thursday. A report of two males wearing tactical gear at Beacon street at 5:59 p.m. Thursday. The caller reported two males wearing gear and carrying rifles. A report of illegally parked cars at Robert and Tully road at 6:10 p.m. Thursday.

Fire

A report of a fire in an electrical socket at Anchorage lane at 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at Shetland road at 11:21 a.m. Thursday. A report of cars not stopping for pedestrians in the crosswalk at Atlantic ave and Hawkes street. The caller reported a cluster of students along Atlantic avenue trying to cross and no cars would stop for them.


PEABODY

Arrests

Lucas Biz, 27, of 263 Western Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 4:47 p.m. Thursday.

Joseph M. Bettencourt, 49, of 5 Winthrop St. was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, second offense negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop/yield at 9:01 p.m. Thursday.

Guadalupe Garza, 44, of 215 Market St., Galveston, Texas, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence at 10:08 Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:29 p.m. Thursday at 10 County St.; at 3:44 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Drive.; at 4:09 p.m. Thursday at 252 Andover St.; at 4:12 p.m. Thursday at 147 Summit St.; at 10:14 a.m. Friday at 22 Castle Circle.

Complaints

A report of a civil matter at 1:32 p.m. Friday at Boost Mobile at 100 Main St. The caller reported from off site of an unruly customer in the store.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:35 p.m. Thursday at Newbury St.;

Theft

A report of larceny at 9:26 a.m. Friday at 10 Hardy St. A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 9:45 a.m. Friday at 50 Walnut St.;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:33 p.m. Thursday at 261 Newbury St.; at 8:05 p.m. Thursday at 3 Elmwood Circle.


REVERE

Arrests

Ariel Velasquez, 24, of 52 Abruzzi St. was arrested on warrant charges and charged with distribution of Class B drugs at 12:24 p.m. Thursday.

Luis Ruiz, 49, of 26 Thornton St. was arrested and charged with distribution of Class B drugs and trafficking cocaine at 1:44 p.m. Thursday.

Elen Sullivan, 48, of 304 American Legion Highway, was arrested and charged with violating abuse prevention order at 8:56 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:21 p.m. Thursday at MAhoney Circle; at 6:27 p.m. at Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with damaged property at 6:26 p.m. at Broadway.

Complaints

A report of harassment at 9:33 a.m. Thursday at REvere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue. A report of an abandoned motor vehicle at 11:36 a.m. Thursday at Fowler Avenue. A report of a missing person at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Beverly Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 4:39 a.m. Thursday at Blake Street.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 12:13 a.m. Thursday at 41 Hopkins St.; a report of theft at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Dolphin Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Eligio Lopez was arrested and charged with unlawful operation of a motor vehicle at 12:42 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a three-car motor vehicle accident with non-fatal injuries on route 1 South at Auto Excellence Group at 2:16 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of an animal complaint at 95 Lynn Fells Parkway at 12:55 a.m Thursday. A caller reported of an ongoing problem of dog barking. A report of an erratic driver at 298 Main St. at 7:17 a.m. Thursday. A report of low hanging wires at 128 Winter St. at 10:34 a.m. Thursday. A report of a noise complaint at 35 Lincoln Ave. at 2:22 p.m. Thursday. A report of a motor vehicle complaint at Main street at 3:48 p.m. Thursday. The caller reported the operator throwing objects the window of the vehicle and hitting pedestrians.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 36 Newhall Ave. at 2:52 p.m. Thursday.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:04 p.m. Thursday at 1006 Paradise Rd.

Complaints

A report of a neighbor problem at 10:16 a.m. Thursday at 75 Essex St.; A report of suspicious activity at 1:13 p.m. Thursday at Walgreens at 505 Paradise Rd.; at 1:42 p.m. at Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 980 Paradise Rd.

Fire

A report of a fire at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at 2 Prospect Ave.

Revere salutes Class of 2017

PHOTO BY ALENA KUZUB
The Class of 2017 proceeds to their seats during graduation.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

REVERE — More than 400 students moved their tassel from left to right Thursday night at Revere High School.

“What exactly makes Revere so special? The first word that comes to mind is grit,” said class president Gianni Hill. “In Revere, we do not give up even when times are difficult. We band together as a community when facing economic disparity, families separated by an ocean, and the negative stigma that comes with an urban school. We choose, however, not to be defined by these hardships.”

Students at Revere High have showed their resolve on the field and on the court, and by working harder than children in other districts may have had to, she said.

Many students “were leaving school to rush over to a part-time job to help support our families,” she said.

The class participated in beach cleanups and raised money for Steps 4 Cancer, a local nonprofit that benefits Revere families affected by cancer, two years in a row.

“You are all nothing short of incredible human beings,” she said.

KIPP charters a course for graduates

Hayley Petrozzelli, the class salutatorian, said she became obsessed with finishing high school at the top of the class and the goal began to take over her life. She advised her fellow graduates not to fall into the same grind.

“I remember one time in advisory, I was furiously reading my World History textbook cramming for a test, and one of my good friends asked ‘Hayley, are you breathing?’” said Petrozzelli. “She brought to my attention that I was almost panting, harshly breathing out words and turning red.

“Graduates, when you are on a college campus, a job site, or any setting that demands something from you, take time to breathe and take advantage of all you can do,” she said. “Take a second to look at the world instead of letting it pass you by.”

Petrozzelli will attend Emmanuel College in the fall.

Valedictorian Samantha Rosa, who will study English at Northeastern University, praised her classmates for their accomplishments.

“Today is the culmination of our tireless pursuits,” said Rosa. “Our midnight cramming sessions, our late night games, and our never ending shifts. We entered as over 400 people with distinct backgrounds and unique experiences, when we scurried into the doors of Revere High School four years ago, clammy and terrified — or maybe that was just me — but we get to leave matured, with our perspectives broadened.”


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

Words to live by

ITEM FILE PHOTO 
A girl wears a decorated cap at the Medford High School and Medford Vocational Technical High School graduation.

High school seniors spend months anticipating graduation and just participating in a milestone event in their lives. As Malden High School class orator Felicia Lombardi put it: “I feel like I have been ready to graduate since August of 2013.”

The pomp and circumstances seem to pass in a flash and, in some ways, graduation day offers a reminder for people on the verge of adulthood to savor each and every moment.

Speakers at more than a dozen graduations held since late May in Lynn and surrounding communities took time to reflect and offer words of wisdom that are poignant for their ability to reflect youthful optimism and a refusal to look at the world as a dark and damaged place.

St. Mary’s High School salutatorian Katie Cadigan, waxing philosophical, reminded fellow seniors: “Time … has the power to rob you, and the power to give.”

In an equally eloquent reflection, Lynn Vocational Technical Institute senior Ashley Pimentel reminded classmates, “No one can tell us what lies ahead.” Her words are equal parts warning and message of defiance reminding the Class of 2017 that the time has come to fully take life into their own hands.

Lynn School Superintendent Dr. Catherine Latham reminded Fecteau-Leary graduates that “60 percent of job opportunities are tied to your high school diploma.” Latham knows that the students who use their diploma as a stepping stone to trade skills training or an advanced degree put themselves on a path to lifetime success.

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Another veteran education leader, Peabody Interim Superintendent Herb Levine told Class of 2017 members to “be nice.”

“I know that sounds simple, but we need that in this world.”

Swampscott High class vice president Claire Powell urged classmates to greet the world with “determination and resilience.”

Malden Catholic Headmaster Thomas Doherty reminded graduating seniors “we are truly a family” with bonds to the school enduring long after graduation. Classical High School salutatorian Calvin Cheung referenced Mark Twain to remind his classmates that graduation might be the day they detect their life’s purpose.

Latham amplified that theme in remarks to English High School seniors when she urged them to go through life with an open mind to new ideas and a willingness to take chances.

Some of the thousands of Lynn area students who marked this spring by graduating from high school will leave their communities for distant places. Some will travel halfway around the world to serve their country. Some will start college careers. Some will stay in Lynn, Malden, Medford or Saugus.

We urge all of them, including Revere and Knowledge Is Power Program seniors who graduated last night and Marblehead seniors who will stride across the stage on Sunday to heed Medford High School faculty speaker Andrew Milne’s suggestion: “Get yourself to your own starting line.”

Police log: 6-9-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Christian Bybee, 47, of 25 Hamilton Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery on ambulance personnel at 8:15 a.m. Thursday.

Michael Byrnes, 23, of 3 Mace Place, was arrested on warrant charges of Class B drug possession, conspiracy to violate the drug law, failure to drive in right lane, failure to signal, larceny, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 7:02 a.m. Thursday.

Leonard Calkins, of 23 Broad St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender, unregistered motor vehicle, number plate violation to conceal, speeding, Class E drug possession, and marked lanes violation at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday.

Phyllis Danieli, 52, of 30 Franklin St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 7:58 a.m. Thursday.

Gregory Dicrescenzo, 38, of 26 Astor St., was arrested and charged with uttering a false prescription and larceny of a drug at 8:31 a.m. Thursday.

Keila Garcia, 19, of 124 Chestnut St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of shoplifting by concealing merchandise, assault and battery, liquor possession by a person under 21, and carrying a dangerous weapon at 7:33 a.m. Thursday.

Larry Green, 52, of 119 Lewis St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of failure to register as a sex offender and larceny at 7:29 a.m. Thursday.

Frederick Greer, 44, of 16 Essex Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of failure to register as a sex offender at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Alex Guerrero, 46, of 88 Jackson St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug distribution and Class A drug possession at 8:49 a.m. Thursday.

Michael Nash, 54, of 25 Magner Road, was arrested and charged with larceny from person and assault and battery at 9:09 a.m. Thursday.

James Politano, 48, of 30 Franklin St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and larceny at 7:50 a.m. Thursday.

Ramon Rodriguez, of 136 Northridge Road, Beverly, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older and assault and battery at 8:15 a.m. Thursday.

Michael Rogers, 24, of 10 Essex Court, was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny from a person over 65 at 9:04 a.m. Thursday.

Donnell Skeen, 35, of 170 South Common St., was arrested on a warrant charge of Class B drug distribution at 7:16 a.m. Thursday.

Dianne Spilman, 51, of 10 Farrar St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of daytime breaking and entering for a felony, attempt to commit a crime, and larceny at 6:25 a.m. Thursday.

Glen Wilder, 48, of 43 Timson St., was arrested and charged with threat to commit a crime and assault with a dangerous weapon at 9:47 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 116 Lewis St.; at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday at 33 North Common St.; at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday on Friend Street; at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday at 65 Broad St.; at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday at 610 Chestnut St.; at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday at Essex and Sheridan streets; at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at 11 Houston Place; at 3:05 a.m. Thursday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 6:48 a.m. Thursday at Chase Road and Euclid Avenue; at 8:02 a.m. Thursday at 47 Jackson St.; at 8:21 a.m. Thursday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 9:17 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Street and Washington Avenue; at 9:57 a.m. Thursday at 23A Market Square.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday on Sheridan Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday at 52 Friend St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at 35 Suffolk St.; at 9:42 a.m. Thursday at Union and Washington streets.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday at 609 Western Ave.; at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday at 24 Burrill Ave.; at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday at 138 Euclid Ave.; at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at Broad and Portland St.; at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday at 28 Joyce St.; at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Curwin Terrace; at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday at 532 Western Ave.; at 5:04 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Bassett St.; at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday at 170 South Common St.; at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Elmore St.; at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at 54 Elm St.; at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday at 3 Kingsley Terrace; at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday at 91 Newhall St.; at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday at 353 Essex St.; at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at 24 Burrill Ave.; at 1:16 a.m. Thursday at 103 Magnolia Ave.; at 3 a.m. Thursday at 79 Goodridge St.; at 3:42 a.m. Thursday at 358 Broadway; at 4:20 a.m. Thursday at 358 Broadway; at 7:26 a.m. Thursday at Ford Elementary School at 49 Hollingsworth St.

A report of a gunshot at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday at 99 New Park St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:13 a.m. Thursday at CVS at 65 Boston St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:08 a.m. Thursday at 24 Mansfield St.

A report of vandalism at 7:58 a.m. Thursday at 300 Lynn Shore Drive.

Police log: 6-8-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A third grader reportedly saw a clown with a knife in the wooded conservation area while walking from school to his or her grandparents’ house at 2:49 p.m. Wednesday on Turner Road. Police checked the woods for the knife wielding clown, along with the school and surrounding areas, and were unable to locate anything. Police spoke to other people in the area, and no one else saw what was reported.

A report of a disturbance at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday on Peach Highlands.

A group of kids were reportedly smoking pot in the woods behind the school at 7:35 a.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street. The caller stated that she walks the tracks and sees this every day. She said she saw one boy walk out of the woods and then re-enter the woods, and that the kids know she is reporting them, adding that the boy was probably going to warn his friends. Police reported the kids were smoking cigarettes.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at 59 Gardner St.; at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 82 Lowell St. and 2 Perkins St. One vehicle reportedly rolled over after a two-car accident. One drive was cited for failure to use care in turning; at 12:57 p.m. Thursday at The Vitamin Shoppe at 300 Andover St.; at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at 36 Clement Ave. and 2 Milk St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday at 299 Lowell St.; at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday at 8 Caller St. and 136 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:16 p.m. Thursday at Maddy’s Car Wash at 300 Andover St.

Complaints

A caller reported two men were having a fistfight at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday at 57 Pierpont St. and 2 Cottage St. Police checked the area and couldn’t find the combatants

A report of a disturbance at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday at 15 Osborne St. and 8 Cottage St.; at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Lynnfield St.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:12 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 79 Lynnfield St. The business owner reported there was a man in a brown van that sits in the vehicle for a long period of time, and is not a customer. Police reported the man was watching a movie and waiting for a friend.


REVERE

Arrests

Mark A. Brooks-Carranza, 27, of 325 Beach St., was arrested and charged with three counts of Class B drug distribution and Class B drug possession with intent to distribute at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday.

Jonathan Eric Calderon, 27, of 75 Sheridan St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled with injury at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Ciulla, 41, of 105 Ashley St., East Boston, was arrested on warrants at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday.

David Dellabarba, 38, of 128 Rindge St., Weymouth, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger and leaving an accident scene after property damage at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Marouane Ziouani, 28, of 90-92 Crest Ave., Apt. B, was arrested and charged with six counts of Class B drug distribution, cocaine trafficking, Class E drug possession, and unlawful possession of ammunition at 2:54 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:23 a.m. Tuesday on Bennington Street; at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday on Mahoney Circle; at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday at Gaulino’s Auto on Ward Street; at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday at Darque Tan on American Legion Highway; at 6:27 p.m. Tuesday on Malden Street; at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Park Avenue. Alexandre Augusto Delair, 30, of 270 Chestnut St., Apt. 1, Chelsea, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday at Charger Street and Rumney Road; at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday at Revere City Hall on Broadway; at 1:13 p.m. Wednesday on Adams Street; at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday at Revere House of Pizza on Broadway; at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 2:47 p.m. Wednesday at Bridge Pizzeria on Washington Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:11 a.m. Tuesday at Margarita’s Restaurant on American Legion Highway; at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday on Nahant Avenue; at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday at Waite and Floyd streets; at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday on VFW Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment at 2:58 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street. At least one person was taken to the hospital.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday on VFW Parkway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday on Crescent Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:39 a.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road; at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road; at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at West Revere Health Center on Salem Street; at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday at New Deal Fruit on Broadway; at 9:56 a.m. Wednesday on Crescent Avenue; at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday on Oak Island Road.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday on Kingman Avenue; at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday on Winthrop Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday on Wave Avenue; at 4:47 p.m. Tuesday on Highland Street; at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday on Fitcairn Street; at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday on Constitution Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday at Webster First Federal Credit Union at 448 Lincoln Ave.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Winter St. A caller reported a man in a black four-door sedan had pointed a rifle out of the window of his vehicle and fired it at the bleachers at Stocker Field. Police spoke with the caller further, who reported that when she was sitting on the porch with her friend, they heard a loud ping off of one of the bleachers. They then heard what they described as an air rifle reload and then another shot was fired, followed by another ping off of the bleachers. They then reportedly saw the man run away and put away what looked like an air rifle in his trunk. The two then exchanged words over how an air rifle should be used and the man got into his car and drove off. Police could not find any casings (from possible shots) after an area search.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday at 4728 Scotts Mill Court.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday at 16 Denver St. A man reported when he left his house in his car, it stalled and would not start. He had the vehicle towed, and one of the mechanics discovered that water had been dumped in the fuel tank.

Revere puts a ribbon on progress

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, left, helps Budge Upton, partner at Upton & Partners, Mayor Brian Arrigo, and Xander Dyer, V.P. T.A. Associates Realty cut the ribbon at Ocean 650 Apartments.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

REVERE — Ocean 650 Apartments, a new luxury apartment complex on Revere Beach, was christened by city and state officials on Wednesday, who hailed it as setting the standard for future development in Revere.

Jay Ash, state secretary of housing and economic development, joined Mayor Brian Arrigo and other city officials for a ribbon cutting on the rooftop of the apartment complex on Ocean Avenue, which holds 230 market-rate units, ranging from $1,750 to more than $4,000, according to the developer, Budge Upton, partner with Dedham-based Upton & Partners.

“This is awesome,” Ash said. “To the city council, congratulations on what you’ve been able to accomplish here. This is really something that you should take a great deal of credit for. Lots of communities (would) be very happy to have what you have here and are very envious here today. To be able to deliver such quality development to the community and a community that very much wants to have development … take place is really something you should be proud of.”

Upton said the building opened about five months ago, on a budget of $50 million, and is 61 percent leased. He declined to say how much he paid for the property, which he acquired from the master developer, Joseph DiGangi in late 2014. Online records show the sale price was $2.47 million, and the property value is $31.4 million. Upton said construction began 26 months ago.

Upton said he liked the location for the complex because of the public transportation, the beach, proximity to downtown Boston and a supportive government. Amenities include a fitness center, roof deck views of the Boston skyline, garage parking, and its location adjacent to the MBTA Wonderland Station.

“I think it’s a great place setter for future development in Revere,” Upton said.

Boston-based Arrowstreet was the architecture firm for the project. David Bois, principal of Arrowstreet, said the design was trying to be a modern interpretation of the New England beach house. He said 70 percent of the units have water views.

Medford sends off its seniors

Ash said he was very impressed and that the project is important to the entire Commonwealth. He said there’s a housing crunch in Massachusetts and each of the state’s 351 municipalities are needed to solve that problem.

He said housing in the Greater Boston area is critically important “to all of our economies,” and there is a need for developments such as Ocean 650 to take place in places such as Revere to continue to attract talent and income. Municipalities such as Revere and Chelsea also need to be creating the housing necessary to support all of the jobs that want to come to Massachusetts, added Ash.

“The good news for all of us right now is that Massachusetts is in a great place,” Ash said. “The great place is that we actually have more jobs than we have people. We have jobs that are chasing after people instead of people that are chasing after jobs. In order to make sure that we continue to retain those people that are here and attract others, we need to have quality housing and what you have here is quality housing.”

Arrigo said the building and the oceanfront view, are beautiful, but “at the end of the day, this sets a new standard (for) the city of Revere and that’s what’s so exciting about tonight.” He said there is a new standard in terms of development and the developer’s interest and the project is really a testament to the city’s vision, a vision that has been going on for a number of years.

Arrigo said there had been 15 to 30 years of work that went into making the project a reality. He credited former Revere mayor and current city manager in Chelsea, Thomas Ambrosino, for having the vision of a waterfront square.

Arrigo said it was exciting to hear Upton say the project was only the beginning for the city, because it couldn’t be more true, as there are “great things” happening in terms of developments at Wonderland and Suffolk Downs.

“Those are all part of the further vision, the bigger vision, and the bigger things that are going to be happening in the city of Revere,” he said.


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

Police log: 6-8-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Kerri Loftus, 28, of 37 Carver St., Marshfield, was arrested and charged with parole/probation violation at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Hayk Nalbandyan, 32, of 175 Ocean St., was arrested and charged with electronic fund transfer violation, larceny by a single scheme and credit card fraud at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday.

Jonathan Simon, 24, of 25 Birch St., Everett, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 10:41 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Magnolia Avenue; at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday at Congress Street and Western Avenue; at 7:38 a.m. Wednesday at 72 Franklin St.; at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday on Lynnfield Street; at 9:39 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:34 p.m. Tuesday at 113 Fayette St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday at 21 Fuller St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at 32 Shepard St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Washington St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at 38 Wentworth Place; at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday at 20 South St.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday at 109 Harbor St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at 56 Henry Ave.

Police log: 6-7-2017


MALDEN

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:02 a.m. Monday on Forest Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:18 a.m. Monday on Lebanon Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:01 a.m. Monday on South Ammett Street; at 11:30 a.m. Monday on Pleasant Street; at 1 p.m. Monday on Orchard Street.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Street; at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Maple and Tedesco streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday on Bowden Street; at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue.


PEABODY

Arrests

Robert A. Bouffard, 66, homeless, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and false fire alarm at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday.

Jason B. Coombs, 36, of 321 Jefferson Ave., Apt. 3, Salem, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to rape, unarmed assault to rob and assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled with serious injury at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday.

Eddy G. Mendez, 29, of 30 Pleasant St., Apt. 2, Salem, was arrested on a warrant at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday.

Thomas Pettiglio, 49, of 507 Broad St., Apt. 19, Nashua, New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and on a warrant at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday.

Thomas Herbert Simpson, 34, of 64 Tudor St., Apt. 11, Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to use care in start/stop/turn/back and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Jamison P. Wood, 34, of 321 Jefferson Ave., Apt. 3, Salem, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to rape, unarmed assault to rob, and assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled with serious injury at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Shell at 85 Lynnfield St.; at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday at 227 Andover St.; at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday at 0 Bartholomew St. and 378 Lynnfield St. A three-car accident was reported; at 1:43 p.m. Wednesday at 590 Lowell St. and 2 Danforth Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault with a dangerous weapon at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday on Tremont Street. A caller reported men assaulting a woman on the street. Jason Coombs, 36, and Jamison Wood, 34, both of Salem, were arrested for assault and battery, assault to rape and on other charges.

Complaints

A report of disorderly conduct at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Central St. A deputy from the fire department requested an officer for a malicious fire alarm pull activation. Robert Bouffard, 66, homeless, was arrested.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday at Subway at 141 Summit St. A caller reported a white sheet on their head causing a disturbance.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday at 53 Lynn St. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday at 38 Glen Drive. A car was vandalized.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday at Victor’s Italian Cuisine at 1639 Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:52 pm. Tuesday at 2 Marden St. A caller reported hearing a noise on his roof, and after reviewing his security tapes, it appeared that somebody may have climbed on his roof. Police reported it appeared that it was an animal that climbed on his roof.

Bringing back a good read in Malden

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Malden Arts Council member Sharon Santillo adds a book to the Little Free Library at 67 Ashland St.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

MALDEN — In a project aimed to bring back the city’s neighborhood libraries, Malden Arts has set out to install a Little Free Library in every ward.

The system is built on the idea that a passerby can take a book, read it, and later return it or leave behind a different book.

“If you really like a book and want to keep it, that’s perfectly fine,” said Sharon Santillo, a Malden Arts member. “You can bring back a different one. It’s a way of circulating.”

Malden Arts, Malden Reads, and Friends of Oak Grove are creating the small, wooden boxes with glass doors using donated recycled materials. Once the structures — which look somewhat like bird houses — are created, local artists are volunteering to paint them.

The first of the boxes, which each contain more than a dozen page-turners, is up and running in front of the Ashland Street Fire Station, also known as the former Chemical 1 Fire Station. The building has been converted into a home by its current owners, Lisa Sulda and Jon Bekemeier, who serve as the library’s stewards.

Swampscott awarded for use of green power

Three more libraries are constructed and ready to be installed in Wards 3 and 7. The goal is to have at least one in each of the city’s eight Wards, with two Wards having two libraries.

Santillo said the city once had 11 neighborhood libraries, some of which were housed on the second floor of local firehouses. In the early 1980s, most of them were closed. By bringing back smaller versions of the libraries, Santillo said the city is encouraging a sense of community, a love of reading, and a place for people to stop and socialize while walking through the neighborhood.

“It isn’t the same but it’s a way to try to bring back our community libraries,” Santillo said.

The first Little Free Library was created in 2009 in Hudson, Wis., by Todd Bol, in memory of his mother.

Today more than 50,000 libraries exist in the United States and the project has expanded to reach 70 countries. Each is registered in a database on the Little Free Libraries’ website so residents can search by their town or city to find the box closest to them. A grant from the Malden Cultural Council covers the $40 cost of registering each library.

While the Ashland Street library is Malden’s first, a lending box can be found on Boulder Road in Saugus; Summer Street in Lynnfield; North Shore Road in Revere; Pleasant Street, Seaview Avenue, Pond Street, and Everett Paine Boulevard in Marblehead; and George P. Hassett Drive, Brookings Street, and Burget Avenue in Medford.


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

Police log: 6-7-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Naneshca Calderon, 24, of 39 Wardwell Ave., was arrested and charged with larceny at 4:23 p.m. Monday.

Juan Cruz-Garrega, 19, of 501 Washington St., was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, unlawful improper storage of a firearm, and Class B drug trafficking more than 200 grams at 7:06 a.m. Tuesday.

Angie Davis, of 87A West Grove St., Middleborough, was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a child under 14 at 4:12 p.m. Monday.

Amanda Hill, of 138 South Common St., was arrested on a warrant at 6:23 p.m. Monday.

Alexander Jimenez, 45, of 8 Cedar St., was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, Class A drug possession with intent to distribute, and Class B drug possession with intent to distribute at 2:26 p.m. Monday.

Yonny Minyety-Casado, 50, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 2:29 p.m. Monday.

Lynnette Perry, 40, of 33 High Rock St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Marina Potenza, of 141 Tracy Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday.

Jose Rivera, 34, of 501 Washington St., was arrested and charged with unlawful improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card and Class B drug trafficking more than 200 grams at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday.

Jairo Salado-Ayala, 36, of 501 Washington St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 6:53 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:51 p.m. Monday at 82 Laighton St.; at 5:27 p.m. Monday on Lynnway; at 8:50 p.m. Monday at Broadway and Magnolia Avenue; at 8:07 a.m. Tuesday at High Rock Street and Lawton Avenue; at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday at 141 Pleasant St.; at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday at Hood School at 24 Oakwood Ave.; at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Chatham St.; at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday at Farrar and Newhall streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:45 p.m. Monday at 12 Ashton Terrace; at 6:16 p.m. Monday at 189 Fayette St.  

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at 780 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:37 a.m. Monday on Linden Street; at 11:49 a.m. Monday on Bloomfield Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:20 p.m. Monday at 32 City Hall Square; at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Cedardale Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:49 p.m. Monday at Metro PCS at 415 Lynnway; at 3:02 p.m. Monday at 62 Market Square; at 5:26 p.m. Monday at 88 Empire St.; at 7:53 p.m. Monday at Boston and Bulfinch streets; at 8:07 p.m. Monday at 35 Elizabeth St.; at 8:19 p.m. Monday at 18 Melvin Ave.; at 10:53 p.m. Monday at 33 Bloomfield St.; at 10:56 p.m. Monday at 41 Light St.; at 11:06 p.m. Monday at 82 Timson St.; at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Fiske Ave.; at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday on Fayette Street; at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday at Henry Avenue and Washington Street.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:31 p.m. Tuesday on North Common Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:45 p.m. Monday at 125 Oxford St.; at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at 180 Commercial St.; at 11:48 a.m. Tuesday at 498 Essex St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:55 p.m. Monday at 579 Western Ave.; at 7:43 p.m. Monday at 16 Mt Hood Terrace.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday at Ashland and Border streets.

Police log: 6-6-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:31 p.m. Friday on Condon Circle. A person was taken to Union Hospital; at 4:04 p.m. Saturday at 71 Main St. and 1 Bay State Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:18 a.m. Tuesday at 61 Pillings Pond Road; at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday at 296 Edgemere Road; at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday at 920 Summer St.; at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday at 19 E Huckleberry Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:44 p.m. Friday at 390 Main St. A caller reported a neighbor cut grass on her property. The resident was advised to contact the building inspector regarding civil matters; at 9:19 p.m. Saturday on Shady Nook Lane.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:06 a.m. Friday at Vaporama at 449 North Broadway.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:27 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant and Prince streets.

Complaints

A caller reported someone was in her house at 3:23 p.m. Monday on Green Street. Police reported the nurse on scene may have been the one who “entered the home.”

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:06 p.m. Monday on Pond Street.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:14 p.m. Sunday at Tides Restaurant on Wilson Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:39 a.m. Sunday on Seabreeze Lane.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:42 a.m. Saturday on Spring Road; at 1:39 p.m. Monday at Nahant Coast Guard Station on Nahant Road.


REVERE

Arrests

Hugo D. Gomez, 32, of 3 Grosvenor Park, Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license at 6:09 p.m. Monday.

Victor Uribe Londono, 18, of 88 Ward St., Apt. 305, was arrested and charged with Class D drug possession with intent to distribute/MFG/cultivate within 1000 feet of a school/100 feet of a park at 11:48 a.m. Monday.

Hochy Lora, 29, of 24 Sumner St., was arrested on a warrant at 6:22 a.m. Monday

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 7:14 a.m. Monday at Cushman Avenue and Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:51 a.m. Monday on Bennington Street; at 11:17 a.m. Monday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 1:35 p.m. Monday on Mahoney Circle; at 3:36 p.m. Monday at AutoZone on Broadway; at 7:10 p.m. Monday on Furlong Drive.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:02 p.m. Monday on Broadway

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:05 a.m. Monday at Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street; at 11:37 a.m. Monday on Revere Street; at 11:48 a.m. Monday at Revere High School on School Street; at 12:10 p.m. Monday on Dashwood Street; at 12:58 p.m. Monday at Tobie’s Jewelry on Shirley Avenue; at 1:29 p.m. Monday at Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street. A 13-year-old juvenile was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and disturbing school. A 14-year-old juvenile was summoned for the same charges; at 1:50 p.m. Monday at Revere High School on School Street; at 2:44 p.m. Monday on Rose Street; at 3:12 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 10:28 p.m. Monday on Newbury Street.

Theft

A report of larceny to a motor vehicle at 9:05 a.m. Monday on John Mooney Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:23 a.m. Monday on Proctor Avenue. Jacqueline Galvez-Ramirez, 20, of 485 Proctor Ave., was summoned for malicious destruction of property; at 9:55 p.m. Monday at Northgate Parking Lot on Squire Road.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:58 p.m. Monday at 153 Water St. A single-car accident into a mailbox was reported.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:12 p.m. Monday at Overpass on Walnut Street.

A report of a suspicious substance at 2:14 p.m. Monday at 86 Main St. A caller reported she found Mercury the previous day and wanted to know how to dispose of it. Police told her not to handle the substance any further. The fire department responded and the items were disposed at Town Hall.

Fire

A report of a fire at 8:25 p.m. Monday at 18 Maple St. A caller reported her dryer was catching fire. Responders reported it was a burnt belt on the dryer, which has been disabled.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Humphrey Street and Nirvana Drive.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:36 a.m. Monday at 108 Stetson Ave.

Police log: 6-6-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Senaida Rodriguez, 42, of 12 Henry Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and battery in the presence of a police officer and disorderly conduct at 5:33 p.m. Sunday.

Johnny Soria, of 19 Cottage St., was arrested on a warrant charge of threat to commit a crime at 10:20 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:21 p.m. Sunday at Franklin and Hanover streets; at 7:51 p.m. Sunday at 350 Chatham St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:37 p.m. Sunday at Oxford and Washington streets; at 7:56 p.m. Sunday at Cottage and Linden streets; at 9:31 p.m. Sunday at 468 Broadway; at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at Central Square and Union Street; at 6:54 a.m. Monday at Boston and Congress streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 2:21 p.m. Sunday at Lynn Common.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 6:23 p.m. Sunday on Congress Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:35 p.m. Sunday at 36 Tudor St.; at 3 p.m. Sunday at 49 Green St.; at 3:09 p.m. Sunday at 501 Washington St.; at 5:49 p.m. Sunday at 282 Boston St.; at 6:25 p.m. Sunday at Broad and Green streets; at 7:34 p.m. Sunday at 47 Hamilton Ave.; at 8:51 p.m. Sunday at 500 Essex St.; at 9:20 p.m. Sunday at 68 Johnson St.; at 12:22 a.m. Monday at 33 Bloomfield St.; at 4:39 a.m. Monday at 460 Chestnut St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:12 p.m. Sunday at 10 Lincoln St.

A report of vandalism at 8:34 p.m. Sunday at 40 Smith St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Tracy Ann Chartier, 45, of 97 Moore St., Apt. 2, Lowell, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:57 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:29 a.m. Sunday at Maple Street and Old Salem Road; at 3:55 p.m. Sunday on Community Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:37 p.m. Saturday on Prospect Street. A caller reported a GPS was taken from her car.

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:26 p.m. Sunday on Broughton Road. A caller reported she was outside mowing her lawn and someone entered her home and took her wallet; at 5 p.m. Sunday on Front Street. A caller reported that a neighbor informed her that three male teenagers entered her property. The kids took off after one reportedly walked into the building and two went through the window. The kids told police they entered the building, walked around for 10 to 15 minutes and then left. The kids were picked up by their parents.

Complaints

A caller complained at 10:27 a.m. that the MBTA The Ride had not come to a pickup that morning on Creesy Street. She wanted an officer to come to her and call the T to force them to do their job. She stated she scheduled the ride on Monday and was told to call the T to confirm the ride

A caller reported at 12:18 p.m. Friday that a white dump truck drove around the school on Humphrey Street honking its horn causing a disturbance. The school thought it was a student doing a senior project, but couldn’t verify it. Video footage was set to be reviewed

A woman reported she was in front of ACE Hardware and was crossing the struck and was nearly hit by a truck at 12:20 p.m. Friday on Atlantic Avenue. She stated she waited and the man saw her, and the when she began crossing, the truck drove at her. Police stated she was visibly shaken when she came into the station to report the incident. Police issued a be on the lookout for the suspect van.

A report of underaged youths drinking in the woods behind the grandstand at 6:30 p.m. Friday on Wyman Road.

A report of a man banging on the front door at 9:43 p.m. Friday on Westport Lane. A man called from the Yacht Club and relayed that his daughter was home and told him that a man was banging on the front door of the house. Police reported a company was making a delivery to the wrong house.

A caller reported a large group of teens yelling and “throwing things at the construction vehicles” at 11 p.m. Saturday at Beach and Orchard streets. Police spoke to one youth on Beach Street who stated he didn’t see anyone throwing items.

A priest reported at 10:37 a.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue that there was a man rollerblading in the church parking lot and has asked him to leave several times. The person could be heard accosting and yelling at the priest while on the phone. The suspect ran away. The priest called looking for an update, and related that while the man was exposing his buttocks, the man stated “this is what I think of you people.” As an elderly couple was approaching the church, the man stated “I could take you down.” The priest told them not to interact with the man and all of them walked away. The priest stated the man had two clips or clamps in his nose and was concerned about vandalism to the church. Police spoke with the man’s mother who stated he appeared to be in a normal state when he left the house, and she had unsuccessfully tried to reach him. Police arrested the man, Robert Connors, 23,  near Marblehead High School on Humphrey Street. Connors reportedly had a screw in his pocket, possibly something from the bars of the cell, and was using it to dig in the floor of the cell. Connors, of 27 Haley Road, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

A report of a disturbance at 4:58 p.m. Sunday on Broughton Road. A caller reported her son was punched in the face. Police reported the alleged victim refused to speak with an officer and declined medical attention.

Fire

A report of a smouldering trash barrel at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on Maverick Court. Police reported the contents in the bag were from from hardwood floor that combusted.

Theft

A report of stolen tools at 6:12 p.m. Friday on Pickett Street. The owner of a roofing company said and employee stole a bunch of his tools. When the owner was at the station waiting to speak with an officer, the suspect admitted to theft and said he would return the tools if the owner paid him.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:34 a.m. Monday at 62 Franklin St. and 4 Perkins St. A two-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Lahey Hospital; at 1:09 p.m. Monday at Subway at 532 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:54 p.m. Monday at 84 Aborn St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:05 p.m. Sunday on Central Street. A woman having a seizure was reported. Police reported there were no seizure and it was a past assault. The person was taken to Salem Hospital. A 56-year-old man was summoned for assault and battery on an intimate partner, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, strangulation or suffocation, witness intimidation and malicious destruction of property.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:29 p.m. Sunday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St.; at 11:32 p.m. Sunday at 5 Goldberg Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:58 a.m. Monday at 24 Tracey St. Police reported the air was let out of the tires on the caller’s vehicle.


REVERE

Arrests

Islam A. Elgohary, 26, of 237 Lantern Road, Apt. 23, was arrested and charged with cocaine trafficking and possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card at 11:51 a.m. Saturday.

William E. Lunde III, 51, of 26 Yeamans St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:38 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:16 a.m. Friday on Copeland Circle; at 7:34 a.m. Friday at Sewall and Harris streets; at 3:52 p.m. Friday at Cushman Avenue and Cushman Terrace. John E. Pfeifer Jr., 57, of 137 N St., Boston, was summoned for wanton destruction of property, OUI drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle; at 6:02 p.m. Friday on Central Avenue. Robin M. Montgomery, 52, of 43 Hillside Ave., was summoned for operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked or suspended license and child 5-12 without a seatbelt; at 6:20 p.m. Friday at Malden Street and Aurelia Sylvia Drive; at 8:09 p.m. Friday at Oak Island and North Shore roads; at 9:27 p.m. Friday on Mcclure Street; at 9:38 p.m. Friday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 9:24 a.m. Saturday at Dimino’s Sub Sandwiches on Revere Beach Parkway; at 11:01 a.m. Saturday at School Street and Eastern Avenue; at 12:08 p.m. Saturday at Squire Road and Keayne Street; at 10:46 p.m. Saturday at Broadway and Park Avenue; at 10:18 a.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 8:29 p.m. Friday at Revere High School on School Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:13 p.m. Friday at Broadway Towers on Broadway.

Assaults

A report of rape at 4:58 a.m. Saturday on Washington Avenue.

A report of an assault at 12:55 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 6:43 p.m. Saturday on Shirley Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:46 a.m. Friday on Bradstreet Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:06 a.m. Friday on Bellingham Avenue; at 12:31 a.m. Friday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 12:31 a.m. Friday on Florence Avenue; at 2:50 p.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Court; at 1:31 a.m. Saturday on Marshview Terrace; at 3:31 a.m. Saturday at Witherbee and Rice avenues; at 4:51 a.m. Saturday at South Avenue and Malden Street; at 6:31 a.m. Saturday at Lee’s Trailer Park on Revere Beach Parkway; at 10:38 a.m. Saturday at Sally’s Beauty Supply on Squire Road; at 12:43 p.m. Saturday on Squire Road; at 4:08 p.m. Saturday on Vane Street; at 8:07 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street; at 10:48 p.m. Saturday on Prospect Avenue; at 11:15 p.m. Saturday on Goodwin Avenue; at 11:23 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 11:45 p.m. Saturday on Shirley Avenue; at 11:49 p.m. Saturday on Francis Street; at 12:24 a.m. Sunday at Casa Carla Apartments on Belle Isle Avenue; at 12:40 a.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 12:53 a.m. Sunday at Franklin Avenue and Hichborn Street; at 1:31 a.m. Sunday on Cooledge Street; at 2:21 a.m. Sunday at Rumney Flats on Ward Street; at 4:13 a.m. Sunday at Lee’s Trailer Park on Revere Beach Parkway; at 11:43 a.m. Sunday on Broadway.

A report of shots fired at 8:27 a.m. Saturday at Beachmont Train Station on Winthrop Avenue; at 10:24 p.m. Saturday on Endicott Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:36 a.m. Friday on Haith Street; at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Shirley Avenue; at 9:40 p.m. Sunday at Target on Furlong Drive.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Theodore K. Meserve, of 282A Bryant St., Malden, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender and motor vehicle lights violation at 8:38 p.m. Friday.

Kathleen F. Moreland, of 273 Curwin Circle, Lynn, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant at 5:42 p.m. Saturday.

DJefferson Roselien, of 14 Loomis St., was arrested and charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police and marked lanes violation at 8:38 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5 p.m. Friday at Kohls at 333 Broadway; at 5:19 p.m. Friday at Blueridge Avenue and Walnut Street; at 3:39 p.m. Saturday at Overpass on Main Street; at 2:36 p.m. Sunday at 16 Hamilton St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:58 a.m. Saturday at Lowes at 1500 Broadway. A caller reported an object fell off a vehicle and smashed her windshield.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:36 p.m. Sunday at Kohls at 333 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:33 a.m. Friday at 5 Greenwood Ave. A caller reported a man driving an Audi was knocking on all of the neighbors’ doors and looking into their windows; at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at B.D.’s Furniture at 1201 Broadway. A caller reported a youth climbing a cliff.

A report of a disturbance at 6:21 p.m. Saturday at 38 Old County Road. A woman reportedly refused to pay her cab fare; at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 7:25 a.m. Saturday at Midwest Grill at 910 Broadway. A caller reported a mulch fire in the front of the parking lot, which was extinguished; at 6:26 p.m. Saturday at IHOP at 114 Broadway. A small mulch fire was reported.

A report of a grill fire at 8:21 p.m. Sunday at 604 Rockwood Drive. A caller reported a grill fire in close proximity to the home, but the homeowner called back to say it had been extinguished.

Theft

A report of a larceny by check at 1:22 p.m. Friday at 5 Wilson St. A woman reported a check was left for her in her mailbox, but a man was seen on video removing the check and leaving the scene.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:33 p.m. Friday at 1907 Founders Way.

A report of a larceny at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway. A caller reported her wallet was stolen while she was inside the store.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:36 a.m. Sunday at 65 Fairmount Ave. A caller reported someone broke his house window and vandalized his home; at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at 193 Winter St. A man reported his vehicle was vandalized, with the passenger’s side mirror damaged and the entire perimeter of the car keyed.

A caller reported his neighbor damaged his fence at 4:47 p.m. Sunday at 12 Nowell St. Police reported there were four to five holes in his fence by a BB gun. An officer reported he was unable to speak with the neighbor at that time.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Kimberley Gath, 38, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 7:33 p.m. Saturday.

Richard Cella, 57, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 9:28 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:23 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street; at 1:13 p.m. Sunday at High School at 200 Essex St.; at 1:41 p.m. Sunday at CVS at 413 Paradise Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:02 p.m. Saturday at 980 Paradise Road; at 8:17 p.m. Saturday at 259 Puritan Road; at 10:12 p.m. Saturday on Manton Road; at 1:22 a.m. Sunday at 58 New Ocean St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:05 p.m. Sunday on Humphrey Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:35 a.m. Saturday at 9 Farragut Road.

Police log: 6-5-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Adam Cochrane, 28, of 361 Essex St., was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise, shoplifting by asportation, disorderly conduct, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unarmed robbery, and trespassing at 10:41 p.m. Friday.

Omar Culbreath was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of malicious damage to a motor vehicle, possession of a burglarious instrument, breaking into a depository, Class E drug possession, shoplifting by asportation, disorderly conduct, larceny, larceny from a person, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, attempt to commit a crime, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:37 a.m. Saturday.

Erika Grace was arrested on warrant charges of larceny from a person, daytime breaking and entering for a felony, and destruction of property at 11:04 a.m. Sunday.

Annette Johnson, 56, of 24 Violet St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 10:37 p.m. Friday.

Daniel Napolitano was arrested on warrant charges of larceny, daytime breaking and entering for a felony, and conspiracy at 4:33 p.m. Friday.

Leavitt Patrick, 25, of 376 Washington St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 8:13 p.m. Saturday.

David Torres, 27, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and on warrant charges of three counts of trespassing, Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, daytime breaking and entering for a felony, and destruction of property at 8:02 p.m. Friday.

Cody Walsh, of 679 Western Ave., was arrested on warrant charge of marijuana possession at 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

Rachelle Young, of 9 Trenton Terrace, was arrested on a warrant charge of trespassing at 6:01 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Friday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 4:27 p.m. Friday at 637 Western Ave.; at 7:16 p.m. Friday at 60 Estes St.; at 11:17 a.m. Saturday at Franklin and Laighton streets; at 1:23 p.m. Saturday at Lynn Shore Drive and Ocean Street; at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at 34 State St.; at 2:09 p.m. Saturday at 262 South Common St.; at 2:48 p.m. Saturday at Laighton and Washington streets; at 6:04 p.m. Saturday at Jade at 101 Lynnfield St.; at 7:57 p.m. Saturday at 9 Market Square; at 9 p.m. Saturday at 337 Union St.; at 9:06 p.m. Saturday at 122 Boston St.; at 12:46 a.m. Sunday at Chatham and Essex streets; at 7:37 a.m. Sunday on Lynnfield Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:32 p.m. Friday at Autumn and Stephen streets; at 12:03 p.m. Saturday at Boston and Perley streets; at 5:26 p.m. Saturday at 330 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 2:26 p.m. Friday on O’Callaghan Way.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:29 a.m. Saturday on North Common Street; at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at 167 Bowler St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:37 p.m. Friday at 35 Washington St.; at 4:26 p.m. Friday at 103 Brookline St.; at 4:52 p.m. Friday at 15 Carnes St.; at 10:17 p.m. Friday at 84 Marianna St.; at 1:07 a.m. Saturday at 144 South Common St.; at 1:20 a.m. Saturday on Lambert Avenue; at 10:37 a.m. Saturday at 119 Lewis St.; at 4:31 p.m. Saturday at 9 Rockmere Gardens; at 4:34 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan’s Liquors at 196 Essex St.; at 7 p.m. Saturday at 7 Barrett St.; at 8:05 p.m. Saturday at 100 Willow St.; at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 1 a.m. Sunday at Clinton and Birch streets; at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at 377 Lynnway; at 3:28 a.m. Sunday at 35 Hanover St.; at 3:42 a.m. Sunday at 21 Sheridan St.

A report of a gunshot at 1 a.m. Saturday at 37 Rock Ave.; at 11:23 p.m. Saturday at Chatham and Essex streets.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:52 p.m. Friday on Nahant Street; at 11:06 p.m. Friday on Timson Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:35 p.m. Friday at 604 Essex St.; at 12:35 a.m. Saturday at 167 North Common St.; at 12:33 p.m. Saturday at 116 Boston St.; at 6:47 p.m. Saturday at 73 Collins St.; at 6:32 a.m. Sunday at 5 Bloomfield St.

A report of a robbery at 12:05 a.m. Sunday at Chatham and Parrott streets; at 8:33 a.m. Sunday on Surfside Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:07 p.m. Sunday at 421 Chestnut St.


PEABODY

Arrests

Shawn B. Sullivan, 30, of 184 Proctor Ave., Revere, was arrested and charged with three counts of malicious destruction of property at 12:46 a.m. Sunday.

Stephen H. Vaccaro, 49, of 2 Paul Ave., Salem, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 11:41 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:33 p.m. Friday at 136 Lowell St. and 2 King St.; at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at Chandler’s Ice Cream at 86 Andover St.; at 1:18 a.m. Sunday at 68 Aborn St. A motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle was reported. The driver of the motorcycle fled on foot. Several vehicles were struck and damaged. The motorcycle was towed; at 7:07 a.m. Sunday at Lowell and Foster streets; at 1:32 p.m. Sunday at 191 Bartholomew St. A single-car accident near the guardrail was reported. After hitting the rail, the vehicle left the scene and came to a stop at 191 Bartholomew. The driver was summoned for leaving the scene of an accident.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Green Tea at 126 Newbury St. An officer reported a vehicle had struck his cruiser.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 11:37 p.m. Friday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St. A past stabbing, and possible assault and battery was reported. Police reported there was no stabbing and that it was an armed robbery. An unknown person stole a wallet and left the scene. Video showed a black SUV and possibly a black man with short hair. There was a knife shown and a struggle.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:09 a.m. Sunday on Andover Street. Trader Joe’s staff reported a disturbance in the parking lot where someone had deployed mace. James Hollow, 58, of 6 Sprucewood Circle, Boxford, was summoned for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:58 p.m. Friday at Century Bank and Trust at 12 Peabody Square. An employee of the bank reported a person came inside and began recording on their iPhone. Police reported the man appeared mentally challenged and appeared to be recording on his iPad inside the bank. He made no transaction and left when asked if he was recording; at 9:57 a.m. Saturday at Land and Sea at 67 Lynnfield St. A woman in a white and pink top, and just her underwear appeared to be intoxicated. She was taken to Salem Hospital; at 12:14 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 1 Margin St. Salem Police relayed a report of a suspicious device in the back parking lot of the church, which was described as a pressure cooker. An officer reported the State Police Bomb Squad responded and reported that the device was not explosive.

A report of a disturbance at 10:23 p.m. Friday at 94 Shore Drive. A neighbor reported yelling. Police reported the people were discussing a home loan they didn’t get and didn’t realize they were loud; at 8:52 p.m. Saturday at Domino’s Pizza at 1 Andover St.; at 10:52 p.m. Saturday on Samoset Road; at 10:52 p.m. Saturday at Stonewood Tavern at 139 Lynnfield St.; at 11:16 p.m. Saturday at 8 Hardy St.; at 12:43 a.m. Sunday at Northfield Properties at 65 Main St.; at 12:46 a.m. Sunday at 18 Samoset Road. Several unwanted people were reportedly refusing to leave the residence and were damaging vehicle windows. Shawn B. Sullivan, 30, of Revere, was arrested for malicious destruction of property; at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at 6 Tanners Court; at 9:56 a.m. Sunday at 261 Newbury St.; at 12:59 p.m. Sunday at Symphony Park on Symphony Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:57 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. A 37-year-old Salem man was taken to Lahey Hospital and was summoned for Class E drug possession; at 4:16 p.m. Saturday on Lowell Street. A passerby reported a person passed out behind the wheel. The person was revived and taken to Lahey Hospital; at 11:41 p.m. Saturday on Veterans Memorial Drive. The person was taken to Salem Hospital. An officer also fell down the stairs and injured his leg; at 3:43 a.m. Sunday on Davis Terrace. A man was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:08 p.m. Sunday at 2 Reynolds Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:54 p.m. Saturday at 14B Hardy St. A caller reported her vehicle was keyed. The caller decided she didn’t want to pursue the matter with police.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:11 a.m. Friday at 82 Burpee Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Marshalls at 1005 Paradise Road; at 11:02 a.m. Friday at Salem Street and Sunbeam Lane.

 

Carmen D. Valeri, 90

SAUGUSMr. Carmen D. Valeri, 90, died on Friday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was the husband of Barbara (Morgan) Valeri with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

Born and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Arcangelo and Assunta Valeri. A veteran of the United Army Air Corp, Mr. Valeri was a self employed iron worker specializing in ornamental ironwork. He was a member of the Saugus DAV and the Saugus American Legion,Cpl. Scott J. Procopio Post 210.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five children; David Valeri & his wife the late Jeanne Valeri of Saugus, Marianne Spinelli & her husband Nick of Wells, Maine, Karen Holmes & her husband Don of W. Newbury, Robert Valeri & his wife Dee of Groveland and Carmen D. Valeri Jr. & his wife Liz of Reading, 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was the brother of Mary Simpson of Saugus, Dolly Valerio of Melrose, and the late Sandy Shinay, Margaret Castinetti, Alfred Valeri and Lawrence Valeri.

Service information: Relatives and friends invited to attend visiting hours in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Monday 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 12 p.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.In lieu of flowers donations, in his memory may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, www.thehome.org.

Police log: 6-3-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Timothy Brulotte of 15 Chandler Terrace, was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drugs, not in possession of a license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, motor vehicle light violation, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle at 1:31 p.m. Thursday.

Alicia Grupee, of 72 Mall St., was arrested and charged with malacious defacement of property and threatening to commit a crime at 12:10 p.m. Thursday.

Lorenzo Perez-Esteban, 22, of 24 Barrett St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 8:40 a.m. Friday.

Donald Ross, was arrested on warrant charges for  trespassing at 7:50 a.m. Friday.

Darlene Whitehead-Smith, of 145 Lewis St., was arrested on warrant charges for larceny over $250 and shoplifting at 5:42 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:05 p.m. Thursday at 55 Addison Ave.; 3:27 p.m. Thursday at 1103 Western Ave.; at 4:14 p.m. Thursday at Gas Wharf road and the Lynnway; at 5:24 p.m. Thursday at 96 Garfield Ave.; at 6:53 p.m. Thursday at 2 Adams St.; at 9:24 p.m. Thursday at Boston and Cedar street.; at 10:31 Friday at 369 Summer St.; at 1:10 p.m. Friday at 335 Broadway.

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 6:45 a.m. Friday at Commercial and Warren streets.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 7:16 a.m. Friday at Commercial and Warren streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:42 a.m. Friday at 43 Boston St.

Assault and Battery

A report of assault and battery with a deadly weapon at 4:51 p.m. Thursday at 1 Ashton Square.

Breaking and Entry

A report of breaking and entry to a motor vehicle at 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A missing report was filed at 29 Childs St. at 9:42 a.m. Friday.

Fire

A report of a fire at 2:04 a.m. Friday at 30 Surfside Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:22 p.m. on Bennett and Oakville street; at 11:45 p.m. at Central Avenue.

Theft

A report of larceny at 10:25 a.m. Thursday at 32 Ocean Ave. A report of motor vehicle theft at 10:22 p.m. at Beach Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:27 p.m. Thursday at 8 South Common St.; a report of a motor vehicle vandalism at 6:36 p.m. at 71 Michigan Ave.; at 12:53 p.m. Friday at 11 Margin St.

Police log: 6-2-2017


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:53 a.m. Friday at 5 Paleologos St..

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injuries at 12:27 p.m. at 189 Andover St.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 1:27 a.m. Friday at 7 Elm St.; a report of a neighborhood dispute at 9:40 a.m. Friday at Foster Street.

A caller reports of annoying phone calls at 1:54 p.m. Friday at 300 Andover St.


REVERE

Arrests

Elda Munoz-Dealdana, 42, of 81 W. Eagle St., East Boston, was arrested on warrant charges at 12:02 p.m. Thursday.

Gina Dimarco, 26, of 7 Carmen Lane, was arrested on warrant charges for disturbance at 3:14 p.m. Thursday.

Helen Sullivan, 48, of 304 American Legion Highway, was arrested and charged with violation of an abuse prevention order at 7:53 p.m. Thursday.

Domenick Dubano, 19, of 67 Furness St., was arrested and charged with destruction of property at 9:23 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at Washington Avenue; at

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 12:16 p.m. Thursday at Stop & Shop at Squire Road; at 1:08 p.m. at Payson and Carleton Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with damaged property at 9:26 a.m. Thursday at Parkway Optical on Broadway Street; at 4:44 p.m. Thursday at Dolphin Avenue.

Assault

A report of an assault at 12:47 p.m. Thursday at Revere Street.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Reservoir Avenue; at 6:29 p.m. Thursday at Crest Avenue; at 8:35 p.m. Thursday at Newhall Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:16 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Street and Birchwood Avenue; at 12:15 p.m. at 99 Split Rt. 1.; a report of a motor vehicle leaving the scene after an accident at 7 p.m Thursday at 56 Intervale Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with non-fatal injuries at 3:53 p.m. Thursday at 473 Essex St.

Complaints

A report of three males breaking windows on a white pickup truck at 3:03 a.m. Thursday at 120 Fairmount Ave. The caller states this allegedly occurred after an argument.

A report of a towed car at 1:54 p.m. Thursday at 1 Founderway Way.


SWAMPSCOTT

A report of an accident at 6:38 a.m. Thursday at 16 Nantucket Ave.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:44 a.m. Thursday at 129 Galloupes Pt Road; at 12:26 a.m Friday at 160 Windsor Ave.

A report of a disturbance at 4:03 p.m. Thursday at Essex Street; at 11:53 p.m. Thursday at 30 Phillips St.;

A report of a scam at 6:39 p.m. Thursday at 17 Magnolia Road.

A rapid endorsement

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Newton Mayor Setti Warren speaks with The Item in this February 2017 file photo.

During his regular morning commute to Boston from his Swampscott home today, Gov. Baker will have a chance to glance to his left along the Lynnway where the city’s abandoned ferry landing is located and to his right where the MBTA commuter garage sits half empty.

Baker pulled the state financial plug last year on the ferry, ending two years of summertime water-transit service from Lynn Harbor to Boston. Ferry riders loved their scenic and stress-free commutes, but Baker and his aides said pouring money into the ferry no longer made sense.

Never filled to capacity except during blizzards, the commuter garage is a concrete testament to why commuter rail is, at best, a mediocre public-transportation connection between the Lynn and Boston.

Newton Mayor Setti Warren evidently understands why the commuter ferry worked and why commuter rail doesn’t. He also understands that we have reached the point where the cost of not building mass transit exceeds the expense of building it.

Warren is a Democrat running for governor, and if the Democratic primary election were held tomorrow, this newspaper would endorse Setti Warren as the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s gubernatorial nominee in 2018.

We would endorse his vision, his common sense, his fortitude, and his ability to listen to what Lynn needs.

Warren campaigns on transportation promise

Warren came to Lynn one week ago to underscore why he thinks a Blue Line extension running from Wonderland to Lynn makes sense. Riders can board a Blue Line train and travel to downtown Boston in the same way Revere and East Boston residents currently utilize the Blue Line.

The Blue Line extension has been supported and endorsed by Lynn business leaders and elected officials, as well as officials in other communities, for 70 years. The Blue Line isn’t just a  simple and straight-forward solution to pulling people off increasingly crowded highways; it is a litmus test for the willingness on the part of public officials to map out a better future for Lynn.

Commuter rail does not work for Lynn. With its limited connection points to other destinations and costly inefficiency, it is an example of how one governor after another has come to Lynn and touted commuter rail as efficient transportation instead of listening to Lynn talk about the transit option we need.

Setti Warren is listening. He is also stating an indisputable fact when he points out the costs to the Massachusetts economy and to commuters if alternative transportation options are not available.

Building new roads isn’t the answer. Warren knows this, and he is not afraid to say new tax revenue is the only way to pay for needed transportation improvements. He is ready to run for and win the Democratic nomination by boldly saying, “We need more revenue.”

Like Setti Warren, we realize the time for alternative transportation solutions has arrived and the economic future of Lynn and other cities depends on those solutions.

Revere couple charged with human trafficking

BOSTON — A joint investigation by local police, state prosecutors and federal agents has yielded three arrests on human trafficking charges.

Search warrants were executed Thursday afternoon on Putnam Street in East Boston and Bradstreet Avenue in Revere, according to an announcement by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, Boston, Revere and Woburn police departments, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Boston.

Arrested on charges of trafficking in persons for sexual servitude were: Cesar Aldana-Carranza, 48, of Revere; his wife, Elda Munoz, 42, of Revere; and his sister, Nabia Enamorado, 50, of East Boston.

Only Enamorado was arraigned on Thursday. East Boston Municipal Court Judge John McDonald imposed $5,000 cash bail and ordered her to surrender her passport and wear a GPS monitor if she posts bail, according to the Suffolk County DA’s office.

She will return to court on June 28. Aldana-Carranza and Munoz are expected to be arraigned on Friday.

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“Human trafficking is human exploitation for profit,” District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said in a statement. “Pimps and traffickers cash in on it, sex buyers contribute to it, and victims suffer because of it. Our goal is to build strong cases against perpetrators and deliver support and services to survivors. Suffolk prosecutors work with a broad array of law enforcement agencies and social service providers in this important work, and we’re grateful for their partnership.”

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said human trafficking is not a victimless crime.

“The exploitation of women for profit is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in my city,” Evans said in a statement. “I commend the efforts of my detectives and all who worked to identify and apprehend these suspects.”

The arrests were based on evidence developed in multiple joint surveillance operations, the analysis of phone records obtained pursuant to a search warrant, detectives’ detailed observations on web-based prostitution platforms, and plainclothes operations in which “dates” were arranged through those websites and subsequently called off, according to the DA’s office.

The investigation arose out of a Woburn narcotics investigation during which a cell phone was seized, examined, and found to contain text message exchanges that strongly suggested commercial sexual exploitation, prosecutors said.

Human trafficking, upon conviction, is punishable by up to 20 years in state prison.

 

Police log: 6-2-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Allison Avagianos, 35 of 262 Den Quarry Road, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday.

Elodia Carrillo, 47, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Quevin Perez, 26, of 37 Hamilton St., Everett, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 7:55 a.m. Thursday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday at 112 Market St.; at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 50 Ashland St.; at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern Avenue and Erie Street; at 7:01 p.m. Wednesday at 630 Western Ave.; at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday at Olympic Auto Body at 174 Broad St.; at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday at Dana and Essex streets; at 5:38 a.m. Thursday at 100 Essex St.; at 7:03 a.m. Thursday at Boston Street and Broadway; at 9:28 a.m. Thursday at Game Stop at 39 State St.; at 11:07 a.m. Thursday at Broad and Washington streets; at 11:18 a.m. Thursday at 84 Franklin St.; at 11:53 a.m. Thursday at 307 Eastern Ave.; at 12:07 p.m. Thursday at 84 Franklin St.; at 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Alley and Commercial streets; at 2:31 p.m. Thursday at Linton Road and Western Avenue; at 2:38 p.m. Thursday at Commercial Street and Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:51 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Conomo Avenue; at 7:36 a.m. Thursday at 1000 Western Ave.; at 7:39 a.m. Thursday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday on Willow Street; at 2:54 p.m. Wednesday on Green Street; at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday on Lewis Street; at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday on Light Street; at 12:38 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton and Lawton avenues.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Union Court; at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday at 11 Union Place; at 12:51 p.m. Thursday at 25 Pleasant St.; at 1:58 p.m. Thursday at 6 Nichols St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday at 526 Western Ave.; at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Rock Ave.; at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday at Autumn and Bassett streets; at 6:11 p.m. Wednesday at 40 Spencer St.; at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at 17 N Ridge Circle; at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday at 33 High St.; at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at 24 Burrill Ave.; at 11:28 p.m. Wednesday at 19 Sagamore St.; at 11:31 p.m. Wednesday at 185 Chestnut St.; at 12:35 a.m. Thursday at Asian Garden at 8 Market St.; at 1:08 a.m. Thursday at Franklin Street and Western Avenue; at 2:15 a.m. Thursday at Union Hospital at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at Harrington Elementary School at 21 Dexter St.; at 11:25 a.m. Thursday on Morrill Place; at 12:43 p.m. Thursday at Herbert and Hollingsworth streets

A report of a gunshot at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at 28 Amity St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday on Essex Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:47 p.m. Wednesday at 39 Market St.; at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday at 20 South St.; at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fecteau Leary Middle School at 33 North Common St.; at 10:25 a.m. Thursday at 32 Ocean Ave.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday at 7 Howard St.

Police log: 6-1-2017


PEABODY

Arrests

Christian A. Castillo, 22, of 1 Goldberg Road, was arrested on a warrant at 1:58 p.m. Thursday.

Sebastiao Alves Cavalcante, 52, of 3 Center St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Emerson St. and 156 Lowell St.; at 8:18 a.m. Thursday at Peabody Fire Department Engine 7 at 601 Lowell St.; at 9:36 a.m. Thursday at 280 Lynn St.

A report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday at 12 Hourihan St. A caller reported that he had struck a pedestrian that was walking in the roadway. The person was taken to Salem Hospital

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:21 p.m. Wednesday at 32 Keys Drive; at 12:03 a.m. Thursday at 47 Raymond Circle; at 12:13 a.m. Thursday at 4 Lincoln St.; at 5:28 a.m. Thursday at 6 Marion Road; at 9:22 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 162 Washington St.

A report of suspicious activity at 1:21 p.m. Thursday at 9 Roycroft Road. A caller reported a suspicious person seemed to be checking the doors and windows of his neighbor’s house. An officer reported there was an electrician working next door.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:43 a.m. Thursday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St. Theft by an employee was reported, and the business decided to handle it themselves.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:44 p.m. Wednesday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. A woman reported past vandalism to her vehicle; at 3:19 p.m. Thursday at 124 Foster St. An officer was flagged down and notified of malicious damage to a motor vehicle, and reported the person’s car was keyed.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:34 a.m. Wednesday on North Shore Road; at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Check Cashing on Beach Street; at 1:03 p.m. Wednesday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday on Washington Avenue; at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday at Sons of Revere on Revere Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:23 a.m. Wednesday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday on Mahoney Circle; at 2:32 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Animal Clinic on Broadway; at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday on Brown Circle; at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at CVS on Squire Road. Matthew F. Forshay, 36, of 55 Dexter Road, Melrose, was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday at Flynn Electric on Mccoba Street; at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday on Glover Drive; at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday on Cushing Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday at New Revere Police Station on Revere Beach Parkway; at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday at Citizens Bank on Broadway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:16 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Street and Birchwood Avenue.

Complaints

A caller reported a man left the store and threw his iPhone at the windshield of her vehicle and damaged it at 4:44 p.m. Wednesday at Sprint at 114 Broadway. Police spoke with the man involved who agreed to make restitution.

A report of gunshots at 8:31 p.m. Wednesday on Eustis Street. A caller reported she heard a sound of gunshots in the area. Police checked the area and reported the sound was more of fireworks than gunshots.

A report of a disturbance at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday at 48 Denver St. A caller reported a group of youths setting off fireworks in the gazebo in the area. Police reported the youths’ vehicle had broken down and they were waiting on AAA.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:03 a.m. Thursday at 120 Fairmount Ave. A caller reported three men breaking windows on a white Ford pickup truck, and that it had occurred after an argument.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Woods at 73 Chestnut St. A caller reported he was missing $20 from his drawer; at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday at Bank of America at 948 Broadway. A caller reported he made a couple of transactions at the bank, including a $200 withdrawal, and forgot to take the cash with him when he left. He thought the woman behind him took the cash and left. He has already informed the bank.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:54 a.m. Wednesday at Elmwood and Paradise roads.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:02 a.m. Wednesday at 30 Danvers Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday at 646 Humphrey St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday at 441 Humphrey St.

Killing a beast in Malden

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A plan for a new development in Malden.

Malden has launched a sweeping downtown renovation project that is bold in its scope and redefining in its ability to shape the city’s downtown.

At the center of of the $100 million-plus project is the demolition of the “Beast That Ate Pleasant Street.” That is the name local wits gave City Hall with the nickname referring to the unfortunate decision 40 years ago to have the seat of city government straddle one of Malden’s most vibrant streets.

The six-story municipal building and the former police station will be replaced with a transit-oriented, mixed use development that will reopen Malden Square’s primary retail street — Pleasant Street — and reconnect it with the Malden Center MBTA Station at Malden Center.

Dubbed “Jefferson at Malden Center,” the massive project will rise not only on the former City Hall and police station lots but also on the site of First Church. Construction plans call for constructing

320 residential units in two buildings, a 45,000 square foot office condominium shell (to be built out by the city for a new city hall), more than 22,500 square feet of ground floor retail, and approximately 330 parking spaces.  

The two buildings will be connected by a sky bridge. The development will have 30,000 square feet of amenities for its residential tenants including a pool, three-season deck and a yoga lawn. City officials are touting the project as the new “front door” to Pleasant Street.”

State Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash called the development “the definition of a bold move.” Finding a comparison to Malden’s vision for its downtown requires traveling to neighboring Revere where the city’s beachfront, with help from the state, is being transformed into new residential towers with a parking garage nearby and skyway connecting the beach to the Wonderland Blue Line station.

Harmony on display in Swampscott

Always one to shy away from mundane language, Ash credited Malden officials for “knocking the knock” in addition to walking the walk when it comes to making a bold urban development decision.

The Jefferson project is also a study in political will with Mayor Gary Christenson carrying on the legacy of former Mayor Richard Howard who, in Ash’s words, fought the “good fights” to get his city focused on downtown redevelopment.

“Malden is doing something here that every other community wants to do or should be doing in their downtown,” Ash said.

It is not surprising to hear Ash so excited about Malden’s transformation. After all, he helped guide the city of Chelsea’s resurgence with state help and the same progressive approach to working with developers that Christenson has demonstrated.

One of those developers, Jefferson Apartment Group Vice President Sandi Silk, called his firm’s plans for Malden, working in partnership with the city and state, “a first — anywhere.”

“Reconnecting Pleasant Street will dramatically change how residents and visitors perceive and use Malden, how they shop and dine in this community,” Silk said.

That is strong language and it underscores the transformative power of political will and community cooperation when it is focused on change and harnessed to the goal of making life in a community better.

Police log: 6-1-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Ronald Allen, of 126 Winnepurkit Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, registration not in possession, speeding and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 10:03 p.m. Tuesday.

Breanna Bradlee, of 9 Relay St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious wanton property defacement at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday.

Natacha Mora, 29, of 43 Lafayette Park, was arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit a crime and resisting arrest at 3:59 a.m. Wednesday.

Roy Sanders-Riley, 27, of 10 Flint St., was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery and on a warrant at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday at 30 Elm St.; at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday on Lloyd Terrace; at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday at 89 Western Ave.; at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday at Caribbean Auto Body at 18 Alley St.; at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Bennett and Commercial streets; at 10:06 a.m. Wednesday at 423 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Park streets; at 1:37 a.m. Wednesday at Light and Summer streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday at 92 Broadway; at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday at 1 Chase St.; at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday at Shepard and Warren streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Farrar St.; at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday at 18 Lawton Ave.; at 5:37 a.m. Wednesday at 103 Liberty St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday at 19 East Highland St.; at 4:46 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Hood St.; at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Garelick Farms at 626 Lynnway; at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Southside Ave.; at 4:51 a.m. Wednesday at 26 Newhall St.

A report of a gunshot at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Park St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:57 a.m. Wednesday on Churchill Place.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday at 82 Green St.; at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday at Richdale at 149 Walnut St.; at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday at 35 Washington St.; at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday at 229 Lewis St.; at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday at 814 Western Ave.; at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday at 97 Curwin Circle; at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday at 30 Sherbrook Place; at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday at 103 Liberty St.; at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday at 300 Washington St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday at 14 Sheilas Way.

A report of a robbery at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at Hanover and North Common streets.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday at 132 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday at 69 Gardiner St.; at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday at 501 Washington St.

Police log: 5-31-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a vehicle blaring the horn at 12 p.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street. The secretary from the high school reported one of the teachers stated there was a white pickup truck driving around the school blaring the horn, and disrupting school activity.

A report of a foul smell at 5:09 p.m. Tuesday on Barnard Street. Someone stated that it smells “like s–t” in the area of the fish market on Barnard Street. There was a second call on that from a business owner. A man stated he attempted to use bleach and soap to clean rusty chains from the harbor and that’s what the smell was.

A report of suspicious activity at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday on Pickwick Road. A caller reported there was a suspicious man in the area who was “shuffling back and forth” on the street. She wasn’t sure if the man was under the influence.

A caller complained about an aggressive man at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday on Turner Road. A caller reported that every so often, he will drive through his old neighborhood and that night, he stopped by and saw a familiar face. He stated that when he and the person were having a conversation, a man came up in a car and started to act aggressively. He stated that the man became agitated that they were talking in the road and exchanged words and then he called him an expletive. The man then quickly reversed back up the road at a high rate of speed.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:47 p.m. Tuesday at 39 County St. and 2 Maple St.  A two-car accident was reported. Vidal Bonilla, 43, of 540A Summer St., Lynn, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday at 7-Eleven at 100 Lynn St.; at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday at 0 Bartholomew St. and 378 Lynnfield St.; at 8:58 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern Bank at 37 Foster St.; at 12:27 p.m. Wednesday at 60 Central St. A single-car accident was reported. A tree was knocked down in the area. The vehicle was towed and the occupants were taken to Salem Hospital; at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Emerson St. and 156 Lowell St.  

Complaints

A report of threats at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Pond on Sunset Drive. A caller reported a man threatened him and harmed his dog while on the walking path near Spring Pond. The caller reported his dog had been running after the suspect’s dog in a playful manner, and the suspect struck the caller’s dog with a ski/trekking pole and also threatened to shoot his dog.

A report of a disturbance at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday at Boston Bounce at 5B Webster St. An employee reported that the driver of a vehicle had illegally dumped items in the dumpster and then started to yell at her. Police spoke with the employee who stated nothing was actually dumped–she was upset that the driver had some words with her.

A report of a road rage incident at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson Square Citgo at 2 Andover St. A caller reported a person from a black Camry threw two water bottles at them on Route 114. Police spoke with the mother of the suspect who threw the water bottles, and told her that her daughter needed to come to station to be spoken to.

Fire

A report of a house fire at 4:31 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Wheeler Ave. The fire department put the blaze out.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:17 p.m. Tuesday at First Brazilian Baptist Church of Greater Boston at 10 First Ave. Vandalism at the church was reported–$200 worth of vandalism of a trampoline; at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 418 Lowell St. A house was egged. Police reported there was no damage and all of the eggs that were thrown were cleaned up; at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday at 13 Bay State Blvd. A caller reported vandalism to his property. A woman reportedly spray painted a box spring that was discarded.


REVERE

Arrests

Anthony S. Esposito, 76, Apt. 310, was arrested and charged with rude and disorderly conduct at 3:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:38 a.m. Tuesday on Proctor Avenue; at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday at Shirley Avenue Train Station; at 3:11 p.m. Tuesday on Dolphin Avenue; at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at Vertuccio Funeral Home on Broadway; at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Housing Authority on Dolphin Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 4:08 a.m. Tuesday on Beach Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday on Woodland Road; at 2:29 p.m. Tuesday at Enterprise Rent A Car on Beach Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Kayla N. Guzman, of 94 Saugus Ave., was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, selling/delivering liquor to a person under 21, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 70 Broadway. A caller reported a tool was stolen out of his truck.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at 1500 Broadway. A caller reported her purse was stolen out of her carriage, but she didn’t see who took it. An officer reported she left the purse in a different carriage, and it was found with all of its contents.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrest

Taylor Phillips, 26, was arrested and charged with speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor second offense at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:04 a.m. Tuesday at Capen Road and Essex Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday at 7 Arbutus Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:26 a.m. Tuesday at 60 Humphrey St.

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  • Medford High*
  • Peabody High
  • Revere High
  • Saugus High*
  • St. John’s Prep*
  • St. Mary’s
  • Swampscott High*

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State OKs $150K for algae cleanup

By THOMAS GRILLO

Lynn and Nahant’s beaches should smell a lot sweeter this summer, thanks to a decision by the Baker administration to spend $150,000 for algae cleanup.

In an effort to balance the state budget, Gov. Charlie Baker trimmed the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s  (DCR) budget in December by nearly $6 million. He also vetoed $50,000 in spending that was earmarked for the weed removal. As a result, it appeared the deadly smell that has plagued the area’s beaches would return.

But lobbying by the Lynn and Revere delegation and advocacy groups caused Baker to reconsider.

“The governor is very supportive of algae removal and we will continue to do it and figure out a way, as a department, to cover the cost,” said Susan Hamilton, DCR’s director of park operations.

On the chopping block was a DCR-funded algae removal program that has been in place for more than a decade. It  operates from April through November in Lynn and Nahant. DCR trucks collect the algae from the beaches and deliver it to a landfill.

Marblehead resident pledges $5M to NSMC

At a packed hearing at Lynn Museum/LynnArts Tuesday, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission co-chairs Sen. Thomas M. McGee (D- Lynn) and Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) hosted an evening to discuss beaches in Lynn, Swampscott, and Nahant.

In an interview prior to the session, McGee said he is certain that lobbying and meetings with Baker administration staff was essential in getting the administration to reverse course.

State Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead) who had joined McGee to secure annual funding for beach cleanup, said the algae removal is a quality of life issue.

But not all the news was good. Kelly Coughlin of Stony Brook Partners reported the findings of King’s Beach in Lynn and Swampscott for water quality to be among the lowest in the region with a grade of 83 percent for swimming. In contrast, two South Boston beaches consistently scored at the top of the list with perfect scores of 100 percent.

Bruce Berman, a spokesman for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, credited McGee, Vincent, the Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach, state Reps. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead), Dan Cahill (D-Lynn) and Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn) for working to maintain DCR’s budget.


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

 

Police log: 5-31-2017

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

Carlos Batres, 19, was arrested and charged with trespassing and violation of the city knife ordinance at 10:25 p.m. Monday.

Joshua Diaz, 23, of 249 Hyde Park Ave., Jamaica Plain, was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday.

Isaiah Graham, 35, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and threat to commit a crime at 12:09 p.m. Tuesday.

William Leger, 31, of 64 Walnut St., Everett, was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 5:08 p.m. Monday.

Jason Little, 36, of 30 Pomeworth St., Stoneham, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Kenneth Psomos, 49, of 22 Pulaski St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, motor vehicle not meeting safety standards, Class B drug possession and on warrants at 6:15 p.m. Monday.

Nancy Stevens, 52, of 56 Eastern Ave., Woburn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, one-way street violation, failure to wear a seatbelt and Class C drug possession at 3:47 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3 p.m. Monday at 584 Summer St.; at 3:18 p.m. Monday at 649 Lynnway; at 4:39 p.m. Monday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 5:10 p.m. Monday at 312 Eastern Ave.; at 5:10 p.m. Monday at 308 Eastern Ave.; at 3:29 a.m. Tuesday at 354 Chatham St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:13 p.m. Monday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:52 p.m. Monday on Neptune Boulevard; at 6:28 p.m. Monday on Camden Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday at 21 Light St.; at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday at 21 Light St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:13 p.m. Monday at 4 Brightwood Terrace; at 1:15 p.m. Monday at 3 Alice Ave.; at 2:02 p.m. Monday at Goldfish Pond at 0 Lafayette Park; at 3:10 p.m. Monday at 50-52 Newhall St.; at 4:46 p.m. Monday at 340 Washington St.; at 5:19 p.m. Monday at 94 Kirtland St.; at 11:48 p.m. Monday at 10 North Common Terrace; at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 1:06 a.m. Tuesday at 90 Park St.; at 2:23 a.m. Tuesday at 16 Border St.; at 3:27 a.m. Tuesday at 15 Newcastle Court; at 5:38 a.m. Tuesday at 40 Boston St.; at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 80 Washington St.; at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday at Comcast Cable at 26 Tremont St.

A report of a gunshot at 5:56 p.m. Monday at 57 Cook St.; at 10:27 p.m. Monday at 87 Mall St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:20 p.m. Monday at 707 Western Ave.; at 9:59 p.m. Monday at 110 Eastern Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:13 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Alden St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:54 p.m. Monday at 19 Porter St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at 51 Autumn St.

Police log: 5-30-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of harassment at 7:49 p.m. Monday on Pleasant Street. An employee from Dunkin’ Donuts reported that a man comes in regularly and makes her feel uncomfortable. That day, he had attempted to reach over the counter and touch her.

A caller reported a keyed car at 8:22 p.m. Monday on Anderson Street.

A caller reported someone walking on the roof with a flashlight at 9:51 p.m. Monday on Pleasant Street. The manager reported the person was a roof cleaner.


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:05 p.m. Friday on Condon Circle; at 12 a.m. Monday on North Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:49 p.m. Monday on Walnut Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:02 a.m. Saturday at 6 Drury Lane. Two unlocked vehicles were entered the prior night.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:34 a.m. Saturday at Bali-Hai Restaurant at 93 Moulton Drive; at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at 56 Locksley Road; at 12:17 a.m. Monday at 380 Lowell St.; at 9 p.m. Monday on Sylvan Circle; at 10:42 p.m. Monday at Yard House at 340 Market St.

A caller reported middle school kids darting in and out of traffic at 5:42 p.m. Sunday on Summer Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:09 p.m. Sunday on Lynnbrook Road. Multiple callers reported loud noise in the area, possibly gunshots or fireworks. Police checked the area and didn’t find anything.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:12 p.m. Saturday at The Paper Store at 105 Market St.


PEABODY

Arrests

Leandro M. Bacelar, 24, of 96 Tremont St., Apt. A, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace at 11:07 p.m. Monday.

Don A. Denham, 38, of 50 ½ Aborn St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, receiving stolen property and on warrants at 10:12 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:54 p.m. Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central St.; at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday at 11 Andover St. and 11 Pound Lane.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:07 p.m. Monday at 25 Elm St. A resident reported hearing screaming from outside. Leandro M. Bacelar, 24, was arrested; at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday at Tannery Apartments at 16 Crowninshield St.; at 12:58 a.m. Tuesday at 50 Margin St. and 93 Gardner St.; at 4:51 a.m. Tuesday at 14 Connolly Terrace.

Police attempted to serve a warrant at 10:12 a.m. Tuesday on Prospect Street. An officer was in foot pursuit of a suspect, who fled down Prospect Street towards Andover/Five Guys area. The suspect was apprehended on Endicott Street in Danvers. Don A. Denham, 38, was arrested on warrants and other charges.

Fire

A report of a vehicle on fire at 6:36 a.m. Tuesday at 32 Corwin St.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 7:43 p.m. Monday at 12 Larrabee Terrace. A man reported his motorcycle was stolen; at 5 a.m. Tuesday at 76 Lynn St. A resident reported his motorcycle was missing from his driveway.

A report of a stolen bicycle at 9:14 p.m. Monday at 10 Elmwood Circle.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:24 p.m. Monday at 12 Elmwood Circle; at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday at 11 Elmwood Circle.


REVERE

Arrests

Pedro I. Rodriguez-Castane, 26, of 164 Hichborn St., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with operating after suspension for drunk driving, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and habitual traffic offender at 12:44 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:09 a.m. Monday on Mountain Avenue; at 10:08 p.m. Monday on Lynn Marsh Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:04 a.m. Monday on Beach Street; at 1:01 a.m. Monday on Hasey Street; at 1:41 a.m. Monday on Fenley Street; at 2:24 a.m. Monday on Sumner Street; 2:46 a.m. Monday at Bill Ash’s Lounge on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 2:53 a.m. Monday at Atlantic Towers on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 3:04 a.m. Monday on True Street; at 3:44 a.m. Monday on Ambrose Street; at 4:04 a.m. Monday on Ann Road; at 5:11 a.m. Monday on True Street; at 10:26 a.m. Monday at Revere City Hall on Broadway; at 1:26 p.m. Monday on Hawes Street; at 2:45 p.m. Monday on Nahant Avenue; at 5:43 p.m. Monday on Rose Street; at 9:05 p.m. Monday on Winthrop Avenue; at 10:27 p.m. Monday on Washburn Avenue.

A report of shots fired at 12:34 p.m. Monday at Broadway Towers on Broadway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:26 a.m. Monday at Lynn Liquor Mart on Hamilton Street; at 8:07 p.m. Monday at Overpass on Walnut Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:32 p.m. Monday at United States Post Office at 437 Lincoln Ave. A two-car accident while one was parked was reported; at 4:04 p.m. Monday at Macy’s/Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:18 a.m. Monday at Tedeschi’s at 386 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported three teenagers drinking in the parking lot and causing a disturbance; at 9:51 p.m. Monday at Extra Space Storage at 640 Broadway.

As Trahant steps down, others step up

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
“I’ll still be around,” longtime City Councilor William Trahant says.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN William Trahant knew something was wrong last fall when he was boating on Tripp Pond at his camp in Poland, Maine.

“I could feel pain in my chest, started sweating and had all the symptoms of a heart attack,” said the Ward 2 City Councilor.

Minutes later he was rushed to a local hospital where doctors confirmed his instincts. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and underwent successful triple bypass surgery.

It was a life-changing moment for the 57-year-old contractor who has served on the Council for nine terms. He knew it was time to quit and not seek reelection.

“I’m not a quitter and I’ll still be around, but I need to do this for my health and for my family,” he said.

It didn’t take long for candidates to line up to replace him.

Alexander Zapata, a former candidate for state representative who couldn’t get enough signatures to run against Daniel Cahill, had already pulled papers. He could not be reached for comment.

Mac gets a city salute

Last week, Gina O’Toole, a 51-year-old teacher’s aide in the Lynn Public Schools, joined the race.   

“Over the years, I’ve noticed lots of things that needed to be done in the neighborhood and people always tell me to call the ward councilor,” she said. “As a councilor, I will be able to contribute to the community in a way that I can’t as a regular citizen.”

O’Toole said her neighbors are concerned about the lack of traffic lights on Eastern and Western avenues, road conditions in the ward and Floating Bridge Pond needs to be cleaned.  

Rick Starbard, 53, owner of Rick’s Auto Collision in Revere, also tossed his hat in the ring.

“I didn’t plan on running,” he said. “But when Billy decided not to seek re-election, that promoted my phone to ring off the hook with people encouraging me to run and I decided to do it.”

Starbard, a former School Committeeman who was defeated in a bid for an at-large councilor seat two years ago, said experience as a business owner will benefit the council.

“The key to balancing our budget is to expand our commercial tax base and fund public safety,” said the former teacher at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute. “We need to do more to attract business and industry to the city.”


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

Police log: 5-30-2017

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 Colon, 25, of 27 Essex Court, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on warrants at 8:25 p.m. Sunday.

Santos Morales, of 27 Essex Court, was arrested on warrant charges of failure to stop/yield, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to wear a seatbelt at 8:37 p.m. Sunday.

Thomas Sanchez, 20, of 23 Nahant Place, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no inspection/sticker at 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:42 a.m. Sunday at 16 Springvale Ave.; at 12:50 p.m. Friday at Superior Roast Beef at 200 Lynnfield St.; at 3:55 p.m. Sunday at 371 Boston St.; at 5:55 p.m. Sunday at Cottage and Linden streets; at 8:50 p.m. Sunday at 20 Park St.; at 9:35 p.m. Sunday at 12 Park St.; at 11:59 p.m. Sunday at Franklin and Hanover streets; at 3:19 a.m. Monday on Lynn Shore Drive; at 11:23 a.m. Monday at Boston and Hamilton streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:29 p.m. Sunday at 12 Hammond St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:02 p.m. Sunday at Essex and Washington streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:40 p.m. Sunday on Shepard Street; at 11:48 p.m. Sunday on Central Avenue.

A report of an assault at 12:07 a.m. Monday on Pinkham Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:44 a.m. Sunday at Walmart at 780 Lynnway; at 11:25 a.m. Sunday at 37 Elm St.; at 1:18 p.m. Sunday at East Coast International Church at 65 Munroe St.; at 1:47 p.m. Sunday at 17 Morton Hill Ave.; at 6:18 p.m. Sunday at Shelter at 100 Willow St.; at 8:07 p.m. Sunday on Willow Street; at 8:35 p.m. Sunday at Cottage and Summer streets; at 10:57 p.m. Sunday on Shepard Street; at 11:24 p.m. Sunday at 38 Hanover St.; at 11:41 p.m. Sunday at Essex and West Green streets; at 12:43 a.m. Monday at Domino’s Pizza at 341 Union St.; at 1:18 a.m. Monday at 132 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 1:53 a.m. Monday at 150 Hamilton Ave.; at 2:16 a.m. Monday at 170 Union St.; at 6:08 a.m. Monday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.; at 9:22 a.m. Monday at 224 Washington St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:44 a.m. Sunday on Lynnfield Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:06 a.m. Monday at 43 Fuller St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:25 a.m. Sunday at 32 Baker St.

A report of vandalism at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at 167 North Common St.; at 12:29 a.m. Monday at 136 Central Ave.; at 8:43 a.m. Monday at 42 Baker St.

Police log: 5-28-17


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:02 p.m. Sunday on Foster Street. A caller reported hearing a vehicle speed up and then a loud crash by the Eastern Yacht Club. Police couldn’t find an accident; at 3:17 a.m. Monday on Devereux Street. A caller reported a pole came down across from her house, and a tree possibly came with it. A car was found on the other side of the incident.

Complaints

A caller reported he found a needle on the beach at 11:47 a.m. Sunday on Beacon Street.

A report of a band at a neighborhood party at 5 p.m. Sunday on Greystone Road. A caller reported there was a neighborhood party that night at his residence, and the band “Better Than Nothing” was playing. All of the neighbors had been notified, but he was afraid that if word got out that the band was playing, groupies may show up and make the gathering much larger than anticipated. He would call if he felt that was happening.

A report of a fight at 1:04 a.m. Monday at Marion Road and Humphrey Street. A caller reported a fight between two men in their 20s, but no weapons were seen. The fight ended as the combatants moved on.

A caller reported a middle-aged man came to her front door, opened it, and then spoke to her at 4:10 a.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue. She couldn’t remember the words and no vehicle was seen. He may have said something about the address.

Fire

A report of a large outside fire at 3:26 p.m. Sunday on Orchard Street. A large fire was reported near the fence and close to the house.

Theft

A report of a stolen iPhone at 10:52 p.m. Sunday on Leicester Road.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:27 p.m. Sunday at Treadwell’s Ice Cream Stand at 46 Margin St.; at 12:06 a.m. Monday at 91 Lynn St. and 2 County St. Jonathan L. Tejeda, 25, of 56 Delle Ave., Apt. 10, Roxbury, was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage; at 12:41 p.m. Monday at 79 Lowell St. and 2 Sawyer St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:53 a.m. Monday at 23 Avalon Drive.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:46 p.m. Sunday on Wilson Square. An off-duty officer reported he saw a male walking down 114 without a bike and then noticed him riding a mountain bike. It was unknown whether the bike was stolen or not. Police spoke with the two people involved, who stated they were returning the bike to Vet’s Park to another male; at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at 9 Magnolia Way. A caller reported a person was going through the dumpster. An officer reported the person was scraping through the dumpster and was sent on his way; at 2:56 a.m. Monday at 17 Bresnahan St. An unknown person reportedly tried to open the door. When the homeowner yelled, the person left in an unknown direction

A report of a disturbance at 9:36 p.m. Sunday at 8 George Road; at 9:52 p.m. Sunday at 15 Sewall St.; at 11:19 p.m. Sunday at 23 Oak Ave. An officer spoke with people, who stated they had just come back from a cookout and there was no fight. The caller reported there was a loud disturbance and fighting. He stated he heard a woman say she had a gun; at 4:41 a.m. Monday at 43 North Central St.

A man was reportedly dressed in scrubs with a clown’s mask on, heading to Main Street on Washington Street at 2:36 p.m. Monday. The activity was reported as suspicious.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:09 p.m. Sunday on Gardner Street. A caller reported a man wasn’t breathing. The man was taken to Salem Hospital. The CPAC unit was notified.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 10:47 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central St. A caller reported he was at a cookout and was robbed of money at gunpoint. The caller later reported there were three guns involved. Police checked on an address at Smidt Avenue and were unable to find the suspect. The original report was unfounded. Police spoke with the caller who was sent on his way to his residence in Salem.  

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:55 p.m. Sunday at 12 Carol Ann Road. A caller reported his house was egged.