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

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

By GORDON VINCENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Police log: 2-25-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Police log: 2-24-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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


PEABODY

Accidents

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

Well Being Check

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

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


REVERE

Accidents

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

Assaults

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

Complaints

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


SAUGUS

Complaints

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

Suspicious Activity

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

Credit Card Fraud

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

Tech, Classical, St. Mary’s set for tourney runs

FILE PHOTO
Soneta Srey and the No. 4 Lynn Classical girls basketball team will host No. 13 North Andover on Wednesday night. 

By KATIE MORRISON

With three girls teams vying for a state championship, Lynn is a center of activity for high school basketball this season. Friday, the Classical, Tech and St. Mary’s girls basketball teams found out what their roads to the North finals will look like as brackets were released for all four divisions.

The Rams earned the No. 4 seed in the Division 1 bracket, which will set them up for at least two home games, provided they win. But the first hurdle is all coach Tom Sawyer is looking at right now: next Wednesday’s game against No. 13 North Andover, at Classical at 7.

Unlike last year, when Classical drew fellow Northeastern Conference team Beverly in the first round, the Rams are facing off against an unfamiliar squad in North Andover of the Merrimack Valley Conference.

The Scarlet Knights (11-9) are led by the duo of Faith Connors and Emma LiPorto, and Sawyer says that they can beat you in a number of ways.

“They’re an athletic, talented team that runs the floor in transition very well,” Sawyer said, who added that North Andover likes to drive to the basket, but also has a number of good outside shooters, like Connors. “We’ll have our hands full making sure we can contain them.”

The Rams are playing well heading into the tournament. Classical hasn’t lost since Feb. 3, and as far as losses go, there were plenty of positives to take from a two-point loss against Division 1 second-seed Revere, which was undefeated at the time (though it finished with two losses). Since then, the Rams reeled off four-straight wins to finish 17-5, their best record in 13 years.

Earning a home game is another milestone for the Classical girls, since it’s the first time in 10 years the Rams will host a tournament game.

“It’s very rewarding and I’m happy for this team to earn a home game,” Sawyer said. “We’re hoping we can get the students and community to come out and support.”

But the Rams are the only Lynn girls team to earn a home game. St. Mary’s just fell short, getting the No. 5 seed in a small Division 3 bracket. That means the Spartans will be traveling to Boston next Friday to take on Green Academy.

St. Mary’s doesn’t share any common opponents with the small Boston charter school, but coach Jeff Newhall said he isn’t concerned about who the Spartans are playing, just how his team plays Friday.

“We don’t know a ton about them, but at this point, it’s about us being prepared to play at a tournament level and being prepared mentally,” Newhall said.

The Spartans are one of the more battle-tested teams out there, as 20 of the 22 games in their regular season were against teams now in the tournament. After starting 1-5, St. Mary’s has been putting a lot of pressure on itself to reach the tournament, so it isn’t taking anything for granted.

“With the schedule we play, there’s not a lot of margin for error,” Newhall said. “I think we were playing at a tournament level for 6-8 weeks. Anything is possible if we play the way we’re capable of playing.”

The time off between the end of the regular season and the start of the tournament is a big advantage for St. Mary’s, which has played a grueling schedule that included three tournaments and a trip to Florida.
“It’s been a grind at times, and having some time off hasn’t been bad,” Newhall said.

It’s also given the Spartans time to get healthy. Temi Falayi injured her ankle during the Spartans’ regular season finale Monday against Rockland. The x-rays came back negative, but some extra time to recover can’t hurt. Newhall said he’s optimistic Falayi will be on the court come Friday.

On the other hand, there’s the Tech girls. The No. 12 seed in Division 4 will wait until Wednesday to play No. 5 Pope John on the road, making it almost two weeks in between the end of the regular season and the start of the tournament.

“We took a few days off to rest because we have a small team, but we’ve been practicing and scrimmaging since Wednesday,” coach Kaitlyn Wechsler said. “We’re trying to stay in basketball shape and game mode.”

The Tigers are in the tourney for the first time since 2008, and after going down to the wire to clinch a postseason berth in its final game, the pressure is finally off for Tech.

“This was our goal, and no one is expecting us to do much, being a lower seed,” said Wechsler. “But maybe we can go out there and be that Cinderella team like in college basketball. Teams take us lightly because of our seed, and the pressure is on them.”

Wechsler said she’s still gathering information about Pope John, and the key is to find out what kind of defense Tech’s opponent will play.

“We like to know what kind of defense other team is playing to prepare for it,” Wechsler said. “We had a scrimmage (yesterday) and had them practice everything, zone, man, press, just so we’re ready for anything.”

Tech travels to Pope John Wednesday at 7.

Police log: 2-24-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 2-23-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

Accidents

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

Assaults

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

D’Amato, Wilkey earn Moynihan honors

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Matt D’Amato (left) and Paris Wilkey are Moynihan Student-Athletes of the Month for January. 

Peabody boys basketball star Matt D’Amato and Lynn Classical girls hoops star Paris Wilkey kicked off 2017 in style, as they were recently named the Moynihan Student-Athletes of the Month for January.  

It is the first selection for each of these model high schoolers, and for Paris, the announcement came as a pleasant surprise.

“I really wasn’t sure what (the award) even was until my coach explained it to me, so to be nominated and then win it is a great feeling,” said Paris, a junior who is averaging over 18 points and seven rebounds per game for the streaking Rams.  

With her strong play on the court, Paris — who regularly draws double teams — has helped Lynn Classical to a 17-5 record and a second place finish in the Northeastern Conference. It’s the first time the Rams have had a regular season win percentage that high in over a decade, and Paris is a huge reason why.  

“Since my freshman year we’ve been underestimated because of our size. I’m 5-foot-9 and I’m the tallest girl on our team whereas other teams have at least one 6-footer or a big girl,” said Paris. “So to be 17-5 and have the best record in 13 years … I’m really proud of that and how we have stepped it up. We just click a lot more as a team this year than the past two years and it’s all come together for us.”

Paris and her Rams squad will find out their first opponent in the Division 1 North state tournament today, but in the meantime you can bet she’ll be studying in order to maintain her 3.75 GPA. Paris has always put her academics first and knows that it’s her work in the classroom that will allow her to be successful in life.  

“My grades are very important to me,” said Paris, who is currently ranked No. 56 in her class of 381 students. She also takes honors and AP courses despite being a junior.  

“My dad always tells me that grades come first and without good grades there’d be no basketball. To get into a good school the grades come first too, so I always put the classroom first and that’s always been a big deal to me.”

Paris has also donated much of her time to volunteer with Lynn Classical girls basketball clinics for younger, aspiring athletes, and was involved with the Special Olympics through her basketball team as well.

“I love kids and giving back in any way I can and being in such a great environment like that feels really good,” Paris said of her work with both clinics. “This is our first year doing the free basketball clinic and it’s literally the best part of my day, whether we do it after practice or before practice on Saturdays. I love seeing the kids happy and helping out and I’m really glad our coaches put that together.”

Paris has already looked ahead to life after high school, and she plans to study physical therapy in college.  

As for Matt, his accomplishments on and off the court are equally impressive.  

A two-year captain of the basketball team, Matt helped lead the Tanners to an eight-game winning streak earlier this season and a Division 1 state tournament berth. During the month of January, he recorded a season-high 27 points in a win over Gloucester, while piling up excellent stat lines of 17 points and five rebounds in a win over Revere and 11 points in a win over Swampscott.  

In the classroom, Matt carries a 3.4 GPA and is ranked in the top 25 percent of his graduating class. This is the first time in Matt’s four-year career that he has won the award.  

“It feels great because I know how long the award has been running and winning it is the one thing my brother (TJ) always had over me,” said Matt. “(TJ) won it twice I believe, so to win it now is really an honor.”

When he’s not busy with sports (he also played quarterback on the varsity football team and is a baseball standout as well) and academics, Matt can be found helping freshman students through Peabody High’s Transitional Partners program.  

“It’s basically like this little group where we meet with freshmen that aren’t as fortunate as some of us are and we meet them once a week and eat lunch with them,” said Matt. “It helps create a better environment for them in high school; it’s been a cool experience.”

Matt hopes to play college basketball following graduation, but is leaning towards a post graduate year at Suffield Academy in Connecticut in order to fine tune his game and continue to mature and grow in the classroom.

Morrison: Lynn teams ready to make noise in tourney

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

By KATIE MORRISON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revere hits the beach for February fun

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE
Katherine Rice looks for sea life with her binoculars during the Winter Beach Safari on Revere Beach.

REVERE — With a weeklong break from school, children are taking to the state’s beaches and marshes to explore and learn about the world around them.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is hosting several free activities from now until Monday, when most students return to school.

At Revere Beach on Wednesday, Park Ranger Matthew Nash taught a group of children and their moms about the common shells that wash up on the sand. He identified oyster shells, mussel shells, snails, periwinkles, crab claws and razor clams, and showed them how a moon snail uses its radula to create a hole in a clam shell and suck out the meat.

The elementary-aged students identified items they hadn’t yet learned about and came at Nash equipped with plenty of questions.

Six-year-old Katherine Rice arrived prepared with binoculars, a bird book and a clipboard.

“I like looking around and being at the beach,” she said.

Her mom, biologist Melissa Rice, said she enjoyed spending time at the beach without the crowds.

“We live in Malden so we go to the Stone Zoo a lot to learn about animals and wildlife,” said Lisa Sears, who brought her daughter. “We’re always looking for fun and interesting fact-based programs where my daughter can run around.”

The same program will be offered today at 1 p.m. at Nahant Beach in Lynn. Participants should meet at the James J. Ward Bath House on the ocean side near the outdoor showers.

Wednesday morning Nash led a small group of bird watchers who came across a snowy owl on Winthrop Beach.

A Winter Wildlife Detectives activity will be today at 9 a.m. at the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation. Children can learn about coyotes and other creatures that are active during the winter. Nash asks that attendees wear hiking boots or shoes and consider the weather when layering up.

“School vacation week serves as an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the natural world that surrounds us,” said Energy of Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton in a statement. “I encourage residents and families to explore the commonwealth’s many environmental, cultural and recreational resources.”

Green Line project short list to help Medford


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

Police log: 2-23-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

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

Vandalism

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

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

Police log: 2-22-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

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

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

Complaints

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

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

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


PEABODY

Accidents

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Fire

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

Assaults

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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


SAUGUS

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

Condo sales sail in Lynn

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

By THOMAS GRILLO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saugus staking out a Hilltop vision


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

Kelly’s meals on wheels

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Kelly’s Roast Beef in Revere has been operating from this truck while the store is renovated.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

REVERE — For a limited time, Kelly’s Roast Beef lovers can catch their favorite sandwiches from a food truck at Revere Beach.

The flagship restaurant is operating a mobile shop to serve their most popular menu items, including roast beef, cheeseburgers, fish sandwiches and lobster rolls while the kitchen goes through major renovations.

John “Brian” McCarthy, president of the company, said he is using the opportunity as a trial run for what could be an expansion to his business plan.

“It’s a pretty good idea for us to try this and see if it works,” McCarthy said. “We bought it from a gentleman who tried it for a year. We want to make sure that if we do something, we do it right.”

Founded in 1951 by Frank McCarthy and Raymond Carey, the walk-up window on Revere Beach Boulevard is the original location of what has since expanded to include four other stores in Saugus, Danvers, Natick and Medford.

Dan Doherty, vice president and director of operations, oversees the everyday operation of the restaurants.

“This is the first time in our history that we’ve closed,” said Doherty. “We’ve done smaller renovations in the past but this rehab was beyond staying open.”

McCarthy said the space’s plumbing and electrical is being updated to better meet the city’s codes. New floors, ceilings and equipment are also being added.

Rather than battening down the hatches and closing its doors to customers, Kelly’s wheeled in a food truck painted with the store’s logo and an under-the-sea mural. The truck is equipped with grills and everything the crew needs to prepare the Revere Beach favorites. But cooking the food in the small space is no easy task.

General Manager John Barry is one five managers who have taken to the grill to fulfill orders.

“We make sure we’re making the things that people are coming to Kelly’s for,” Barry said. “Kelly’s has a longstanding tradition to never close. We’re always open. When there’s a big snow storm, we sleep here.”

Using the truck for the past two weeks has McCarthy thinking about taking Kelly’s on the move.

“We do a lot of catering now,” he said. “It has really caught on. We could be a lot more mobile now with the food truck. We could take it to venues and have the ability to use the truck there.”

Judi and Bernard Peloquin of Westford returned to Kelly’s Tuesday after spending their first date there 15 years ago.

“I got a roast beef sandwich and he was shocked that I finished the whole thing,” Judi said. “I told him ‘I love food’ and he still married me.”

The couple was surprised to be greeted with a truck, but said they were fans of the concept.

“Food trucks are becoming more and more popular — you see them all over the place in the South Station area,” she said. “I would definitely look for it.”

Revere Beach’s walk-up window is expected to reopen by Monday. Until then, the truck will be parked outside and open for business from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

Condo sales sail in Lynn


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

Police log: 2-22-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

Police log: 2-21-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

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

Theft

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


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

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


PEABODY

Accidents

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

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

Robert Minsky, 89

SWAMPSCOTT — Minsky, Robert “Bob,” of Swampscott, formerly of Dorchester, Mattapan and Revere, entered into rest on Feb. 21, 2017 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Edith (Itzkovitz) Minsky.

Father of Richard and his wife Denise Minsky of Salem and Paul Minsky of Lynn. Loving brother of the late Florence. Cherished grandfather of Alyssa, Cherice (Chris) and Jason. Great-grandfather of Caity.

Service information: Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 10 a.m. at STANETSKY-HYMANSON Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem. Interment will be held at Beth Jacob Cemetery in Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or at www.caredimensions.org.

Police log: 2-21-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 2-20-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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


NAHANT

Arrests

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

Vandalism

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

Kids spell their way to City Hall

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

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

Winning word: auction

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

  • Omolade Adeniyi, third grader at Hill School, Revere

Winning word:

clodhopper

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

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

Winning word:

burglarious

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

  • Massimo Bottari, sixth grader at Village School, Marblehead

Winning word:

pugnacious

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

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

Winning word: alliance

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

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

Winning word: koan

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

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

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

Winning word:

dumbwaiter

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

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

Winning word: daunted

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

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

Winning word: inlet

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

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

Winning word: invisible

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

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

Winning word:

chemistry

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

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

Winning word: alpinist

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

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

Winning word:

prestidigitation

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

  • Charleigh Noroselsky, fourth grader at Garfield Elementary, Revere

Winning word:

patagonia

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

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

Winning word:

eucalyptus

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

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

Winning word:

perpetrator

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

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

Winning word: algae

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

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

Winning word: maladroit

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

 

Lynn, Revere car chase ends in Saugus on Saturday

SAUGUS — A Newburyport man was arrested after leading police on a chase through three towns on Saturday afternoon, while hitting several parked cars in the process.

Shortly before 2 p.m., State Police stopped Stephen Staffiery, 48, the driver of a 1998 Infinity QX4, on the Lynnway for motor vehicle violations. During the traffic stop, Staffiery ran away, before eventually getting back into his vehicle and taking off, state police said.

Transit Police attempted to pull him over on Route 1A in Revere, but Staffiery didn’t stop. Staffiery made his way onto Revere Street, and while still being chased by police, struck one car, before getting on Route 60 westbound, where he struck two more cars. The crashes didn’t result in any injuries, state police said.

The chase continued, as Staffiery entered Copeland Circle, at the intersection of Route 1. Staffiery left the highway at the Salem Street area in North Revere, and fled into a Saugus residential area. He pulled over on Dale Street in Saugus and ran away through backyards, state police said.

Transit, Revere and Saugus police ran after Staffiery, and after a brief struggle, he was arrested and charged with: Equipment violation; attaching plates; unregistered motor vehicle; uninsured motor vehicle; failure to stop for police; operating on a suspended/revoked license; speeding; disorderly conduct; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; leaving the scene of a property damage crash; resisting arrest; receiving stolen property; OUI drugs; heroin possession; possession of a burglarious instrument; and fugitive from justice warrant out of New Hampshire.

Staffiery is scheduled to be arraigned in Lynn District Court on Tuesday.

Man leads police on North Shore chase

SAUGUS—A Newburyport man was arrested after leading police on a chase through three towns on Saturday afternoon, while hitting several parked cars in the process.

Shortly before 2 p.m., State Police stopped Stephen Staffiery, 48, the driver of a 1998 Infinity QX4, on the Lynnway for motor vehicle violations. During the traffic stop, Staffiery ran away, before eventually getting back into his vehicle and taking off, state police said.

Transit Police attempted to pull over the vehicle on Route 1A in Revere, but Staffiery didn’t stop. The Infinity made its way onto Revere Street, and while continuing to evade police, Staffiery struck one vehicle, before fleeing onto Route 60 westbound, where he struck two more cars. The crashes didn’t result in any injuries, state police said.

The chase continued, as the Infinity entered Copeland Circle, at the intersection of Route 1. Staffiery left the highway at the Salem Street area in North Revere, and fled into a Saugus residential area. He pulled over on Dale Street in Saugus and ran away through backyards, state police said.

Transit, Revere and Saugus police ran after Staffiery, and after a brief struggle, he was arrested on 16 charges.

  • Equipment violation
  • Attaching plates
  • Unregistered motor vehicle
  • Uninsured motor vehicle
  • Failure to stop for police
  • Operating on a suspended/revoked license
  • Speeding
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Leaving the scene of a property damage crash
  • Resisting arrest
  • Receiving stolen property
  • OUI drugs
  • Heroin possession
  • Possession of a burglarious instrument
  • Fugitive from justice warrant out of New Hampshire

Staffiery is scheduled to be arraigned in Lynn District Court on Tuesday.

Police log: 2-18-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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

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

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

Police log: 2-17-2017


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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


REVERE

Accidents

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

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

Assault

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Police nab Marblehead trail assault suspect

By GAYLA CAWLEY

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

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

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

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

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

Police eye Swampscott man in tire slashings

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

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

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

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

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

In Lynn, overall crime drops, violence jumps


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

 

Police log: 2-17-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

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

Assaults

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 2-16-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

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

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

Theft

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

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

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

Complaints

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

Fire

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

Theft

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

Revere man killed in home boiler explosion

PHOTOS BY SCOTT EISEN
Public safety officials respond to fatal explosion at 785 Revere Beach Parkway in Revere that killed a 50-year-old man.

By THOR JOURGENSEN and THOMAS GRILLO

REVERE — A heating expert says the boiler explosion early Wednesday that killed a 50-year-old man could have been avoided if simple steps had been taken.

“We are constantly preaching to customers and our technicians not to ignore boiler maintenance,” said Jeff Waldman, owner of Waldman Plumbing & Heating in Lynn, a four-generation family-owned business.

Reyes Bertrand died in the blast in the predawn hours at 785 Revere Beach Parkway. Revere Fire Chief Christopher Bright said the explosion severely damaged the basement of the Ranch-style home. Bright said the home’s other 10 residents were unharmed. But a man who identified himself as the victim’s cousin said he suffered injuries to his fingers.

Fernando Osorio said he was sleeping in the basement when the explosion threw him against a wall. He fled the house only to discover the victim was still inside. The blast’s force blew out basement windows and coated snow in front of the house with soot. Bright said the lower level was blown apart by the explosion’s force.

“Luckily, there weren’t more fatalities,” Bright said.

Customers often ask Waldman how often they should have their oil or gas burners inspected and tested. The safe answer is once a year, he said.

“The key is having a technician who is familiar with your heating system,” he said. “There are lots of safeties built into these units and if they are not checked regularly things like this can happen.”

For example, Waldman said every hot water system has a pressure release valve. If it’s not maintained, the homeowner could be in danger.

“If that pressure release valve malfunctions, you are creating a bomb in the basement that can blow right through the roof,” he said. “We show a video to our guys on what happens if there’s a plugged relief valve. It doesn’t happen often, but it happens.”

The other thing to keep in mind, he said, is an experienced tech with the right equipment will analyze the heating unit’s combustion for safety and efficiency.

“We test the flue gasses to make sure a burner is firing at the proper rate,” Waldman said. “Just because a boiler is working doesn’t mean it’s working safely. Many times homeowners wait until the heat goes out, but sometimes that’s too late.”

The first line of defense is an annual tune up, whether you have a gas or oil burner, he said.

If you fail to maintain the system, be on the lookout for telltale signs of trouble. Listen to your heating unit and if there’s a percolating sound or banging, that’s a sign of trouble, Waldman said. If there’s rust on the vent pipe connected to the chimney or white drip marks, that’s also time to call for service.

When the hot water in your home is hotter than usual, that means something is not working right, he said.

David Castro of Chelsea, who said he’s a friend of the home’s residents, had previously checked the boiler for problems at the homeowner’s request. He described the victim as a Honduran native who was living with his family in Everett before moving two years ago to Revere Beach Parkway.

“This is a really bad tragedy,” Castro said.

Neighbor Hugo Gonzalez formerly lived at 785 Revere Beach Parkway and said the home was one of several on a stretch of the Parkway damaged by the tornado that hit Revere three years ago. He said the victim had problems getting the boiler to work.

“It worries me. It could have been my family,” Gonzalez said.

Police log: 2-16-2017


Thor Jourgensen can be reached at tjourgensen@itemlive.com. Thomas Grillo can be reached at tgrillo@itemlive.com.

Police log: 2-16-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 2-15-2017


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Vandalism

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

Theresa F. Bigglestone

REVERE — Theresa F. (Villani) Bigglestone, Feb. 12, of Revere. Beloved wife of the late Norman G. Bigglestone. Devoted mother of Sandra M. William of Lynnfield, and Robinlee M. Thomas of Lynn. Cherished sister of Ramon Villani of Lewiston, Maine, and the late Evelyn Sweeney, Annette O’Neil, Carl Jackobsen, Frank Villani, Gloria Williams and Dante Villani. Proud grandmother of Julie Cambece of Lynnfield, Kelly Ciccone of Middleton, Eric Williams of Stoneham, and Christopher Tardie of Lynn, and great-grandmother of Addison.

Service information: Funeral from the WEIR-MACCUISH Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Revere, at 9 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 17, from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Special Olympics program returns to Revere

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

REVERE — Children with intellectual disabilities can complete fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth while competing in The Special Olympics Young Athletes program.

Back for its second year in a row, The Young Athletes program, the free, six-week session, will begin March 11. Sessions will be every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Paul Revere School gymnasium on Revere Street.

“We’re excited to once again host the Special Olympics in our community,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo in a statement. “My office and the Revere Public Schools are committed to working with Revere parents to help give all of our kids opportunities to thrive.”

The program, intended for children with intellectual disabilities ages 2 to 7, returned to the city last year after a long absence. It serves as an introduction to sports and the world of Special Olympics and helps children develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

According to the Special Olympics website, parents of children involved develop better social skills and become more confident, which helps them to talk and play with their peers. The events also serve as a networking event for parents of children with disabilities.

Since the program is volunteer-driven, anyone who would like to help should contact Enza Goodwin at 781-485-7163 or email etumb@comcast.net. Children can be registered to participate at SpecialOlympicsMA.org.

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

Bisignani sentenced for tax fraud

BOSTON The former town administrator of Nahant and Saugus was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in connection with failing to report more than $375,000 of his income on his federal tax returns from 2010 to 2013, according to a news release.

Andrew R. Bisignani, 70, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to one year of probation, the first four months to be served in Coolidge House and the following six months on home confinement.

In December 2016, Bisignani pleaded guilty to four counts of filing false tax returns.

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Bisignani admitted that from 2010 to 2013, he collected rental income from three properties in Revere, the release said. During the same years, Bisignani collected interest and loan income by making multiple, private, short-term loans that were secured by Massachusetts real estate.

Bisignani underreported his total rental real estate income when submitting his individual tax returns to the IRS in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also underreported the interest income he received in connection with his private loans for 2010, 2011 and 2012, the release said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristina E. Barclay of Weinreb’s Public Corruption Unit is prosecuting the case.

Police log: 2-15-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 2-14-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

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

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

Assaults

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

Complaints

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

Vandalism

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


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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

Fire

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

A report of suspicious activity at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday at 4 Normandy Drive. A caller reported unknown men with shovels were walking around her house. She thought one person was on the roof shoveling snow. Police checked on the people and reported no issue as they had gone to the wrong house for snow removal.

A report of a disturbance at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday at Shamrock Motors at 5 Willard St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:31 p.m. Monday at Paradise Gym & Fitness at 21 Elm Place.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:33 a.m. Monday at 41 Doherty Circle.

$250,000 in tow for Lynn

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Pictured in the towing lot behind the Western Avenue fire station is what was left of the cars that were towed from the streets of Lynn.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — As if shoveling nearly 24 inches of snow in the last two storms is not enough, discovering your car has been towed can really ruin your day.

As many as 209 cars were hauled to the city’s lot on Sunday and Monday while 300 tickets were issued during the snow emergency, according to the Lynn Parking Department. That’s on the heels of last week’s powerful nor’easter, when 181 cars were towed and 1,260 tickets were written. The city stands to collect more than $250,000 in fees from the pair of storms and spring is still five weeks away.

“I feel sorry for anyone who couldn’t get to their car in time or had a situation,” said Robert Stilian, acting parking director. “But the problem is, if they don’t clear the streets, fire equipment and ambulances can’t get through. It’s not about revenue we collect, it’s all about public safety.”

The weekend blizzard that dumped a foot of snow in Lynn caused headaches for residents and city workers. Car owners scrambled to get their cars off the streets while plows tried to stay ahead of the long-duration storm.

Unless someone’s car is in a dangerous spot, meter maids won’t tag them, Stilian said. On the other hand, if your car is extending into the street from a driveway, or if it’s parked on a sidewalk, you are more likely to get a ticket, he said. Here are the rules: anytime a vehicle impedes snow removal, you can be faced with a $100 ticket. If there’s a snow emergency, like the one that was declared Sunday night, the fine is increased to $150 and your car could be towed.

That tow will cost another $150 and must be paid in cash at the lot behind the fire station at 725 Western Ave. Pony up an additional $35 a day for every day it’s left in the lot.

G/J Towing Inc. of Revere operates the lot and towing is done by four firms, Stilian said. The parking and the police departments oversee the towing companies. The police receive a list of cars towed and they submit the list to City Hall. Stilian said he performs a payment settlement every two months to compare books.

To avoid a ticket or tow, officials say use the city’s school parking lots, but be sure to be out by 6 a.m. or there’s a chance for a ticket and/or a tow.

“My parents were very wise and they drummed into me at an early age that whenever you hear there’s a snowstorm coming, get your car off the street,” Stilian said. “There’s no better advice.”

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

Police log: 2-14-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Donne Agogo, 23, of 298 Eastern Ave., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing and shoplifting by asportation at 12:33 p.m. Monday.

Kevin Sanchez, 18, of 35 Marsh St., Lowell, was arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, failure to signal, failure to wear a seatbelt and methamphetamine trafficking at 8:04 p.m. Sunday.

Alphonso Weah-Weah, 19, of 107 Jefferson St., was arrested and charged with two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, failure to wear a seatbelt and methamphetamine trafficking at 7:38 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:24 p.m. Sunday at Euclid and Magnolia avenues; at 2:32 p.m. Sunday at Burrill and New Ocean streets; at 2:42 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 2:50 p.m. Sunday at 46 Jenness St.; at 3:04 p.m. Sunday at Boston and Moulton streets; at 3:19 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Jenness Street; at 3:31 p.m. Sunday at Fayette Street and Trinity Avenue; at 4:43 p.m. Sunday at Adams and Sheridan streets; at 4:59 p.m. Sunday at 34 Forest St.; at 2:43 a.m. Monday at W Sigourney Street and Washington Avenue; at 7:43 a.m. Monday at Hurd Street and Parkland Avenue; at 8:04 a.m. Monday at 4 Madison St.; at 8:16 a.m. Monday at Jenness Street and Millard Avenue; at 9:25 a.m. Monday at 32 Merrill Ave.; at 11:45 a.m. Monday at 12 Shepard St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:02 a.m. Monday at Capitol Diner at 431 Union St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:28 p.m. Sunday at 21 Story Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 4:19 p.m. Sunday at 32 W Neptune St.; at 6:18 p.m. Sunday at 669 Western Ave.; at 9:47 p.m. Sunday at 50 Andrew St.; at 11:20 p.m. Sunday on Union Street; at 2:40 a.m. Monday at 94 Spencer St.; at 4:13 a.m. Monday at 10 Surfside Road; at 10:47 a.m. Monday at 26 Essex Circle; at 12:25 p.m. Monday at 178 Chestnut St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:21 p.m. Sunday at 54 N Franklin St.; at 3:36 p.m. Sunday at 5 Ashland St.; at 10:10 a.m. Monday at 501 Washington St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at 159 Essex St.; at 11:16 a.m. Monday at 91 Newton Ave.

Police log: 2-13-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

Police received a report that two vehicles slid from the driveway to the telephone pole at the end of the street at 9:12 p.m. Sunday on Greystone Road.

Complaints

A caller reported he was on Main Street when a man honked at him and he pulled over at 12:13 p.m. Sunday at Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street. The caller reported the man claimed he was struck by him. The caller stated he didn’t hit any pedestrians and the man was confrontational, and swore at him before driving off.


PEABODY

Arrests

Christopher S. Bissel, 35, of 47 Ashton St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant at 3:43 p.m. Sunday.

Katie Jean Gonyea, 35, of 233 Lafayette St., Apt 25, Salem, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise second offense at 3:43 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:06 p.m. Sunday at 21 Winona St. and Moulton Road; at 2:14 p.m. Sunday at 96 Forest St.; at 2:14 p.m. SUnday at 2 Gardner St. and 13 Pulaski St.; at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at 633 Lowell St. and 2 Russell St. A car into a snowbank was reported; at 3:06 p.m. Sunday at 2 Cross St. and 174 Andover St. DPW was notified to sand the hill because cars were stuck on it; at 5:52 p.m. Sunday at 51 Perkins St. and 6 Allens Lane; at 6:03 p.m. Sunday at Bartholomew Street and 378 Lynnfield St.; at 6:09 p.m. Sunday at Not Your Average Joe’s at 210N Andover St.; at 6:14 p.m. Sunday at 22 Lynn St. A car into a pole was reported but police couldn’t find the crash; at 6:28 p.m. Sunday at 22 Main St.; at 8:14 a.m. Monday at 5 Felton St.; at 12:17 p.m. Monday at 5B Christina Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:21 p.m. Sunday at Route 128 North and 310 Lowell St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 4:43 p.m. Sunday on Warren Street.

Complaints

A report of a dispute over snow removal at 1:37 p.m. Sunday at 3 Smidt Ave. The landlord was upset that the neighbors were having their snow plowed on her property.

A report of a road rage incident at 8:49 p.m. Sunday at 9 Blair Terrace. A caller reported a plow driver attempted to run him over.

A report of a disturbance at 1:06 a.m. Monday at Care One at Peabody Glen at 199 Andover St.; at 3:27 a.m. Monday at 1 Pinecrest Ave. A man running a snowblower was keeping the neighborhood awake. Police told the man to stop snowblowing.

Fire

A report of a structure fire at 9:10 a.m. Monday at 262 Lynnfield St. A caller reported a fire in the basement. The fire department extinguished the fire.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 3:48 p.m. Sunday at 88 Endicott St.; at 9:41 a.m. Monday at Wood Trucking at 13 Lakeland Park Drive.

A report of a larceny at 6:18 p.m. Sunday at Mass Bay Hockey at 216 Newbury St. A zamboni was reported stolen.


REVERE

Arrests

Jillian F. Biddiscombe, 35, of 3 Seal Harbor Road, Apt. 631, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise third offense at 8:40 p.m. Friday.

Abas M. Bilal, 22, of 137 Bunkerhill St., Apt. 1139, Charlestown, was arrested and charged with three counts of nighttime vehicle breaking and entering and operating after a suspended license or right to operate at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

James T. Brennan, 30, of 72 Thornton St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and on a warrant at 12:07 p.m. Saturday.

Santiago Mesa, 30, of 165 Winthrop Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop and failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle at 1:20 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:34 p.m. Friday at TD Bank on Broadway; at 3:57 p.m. Friday at Brewer Heating on Furlong Drive; at 9:36 p.m. Friday on Everett Street; at 5:59 a.m. Saturday at Salem and Fenwick streets; at 6:48 a.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 9:35 a.m. Saturday at Taft Street and Broadway; at 3:32 p.m. Saturday on Naples Road; at 8:09 p.m. Saturday at Revere House of Pizza on Broadway; at 10:27 p.m. Saturday at Prospect House on Reservoir Avenue; at 10:34 a.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 3:04 p.m. Sunday at Lynn and Salem streets; at 3:10 p.m. Sunday on Fenwick Street; at 3:26 p.m. Sunday Park Avenue Apartments on Park Avenue; at 5:22 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Squire Road; at 7:15 a.m. Monday at Stop & Shop on Furlong Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:57 a.m. Sunday on American Legion Highway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:59 p.m. Sunday on Broadway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 6:17 p.m. Saturday on Keayne Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 6:49 a.m. Monday on Abruzzi Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:36 p.m. Saturday on Yeamans Street; at 3:18 a.m. Monday on Pearl Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:46 a.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Street; at 9:36 a.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 10:42 a.m. Friday on Pemberton Street; at 11:29 a.m. Friday on Broadway; at 12:53 p.m. Friday at Bank of America on Squire Road; at 2:34 p.m. Friday on Pemberton Street; at 3:48 p.m. Friday on Bennington Street; at 6:04 p.m. Friday on Newman Street; at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Court; at 10:45 p.m. Friday at Ocean Place Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 11:20 p.m. Friday on Larkin Street; at 1:53 a.m. Saturday at Seawatch Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 2:10 a.m. Saturday at Tuscano and Lucia avenues; at 2:31 a.m. Saturday on North Shore Road. Francisco Santiago, 21, of 209 Fayette St., Lynn, was summoned for assault and battery. Jaclyn Giordano, 20, of 1698 North Shore Road, was summoned for assault and battery; at 3:12 a.m. Saturday on Larkin Street; at 9:08 a.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop on Furlong Drive; at 1:14 p.m. Saturday on Crescent Avenue; at 3:10 p.m. Saturday on Nahant Avenue; at 7:01 p.m. Saturday at 7-Eleven on Broadway; at 11:05 p.m. Saturday on Sears Street; at 3:32 a.m. Sunday at Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 5:03 p.m. Sunday at Revere and Cleveland streets; at 7:21 p.m. Sunday on Highland Street; at 6:31 a.m. Monday on Billow Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose 4:19 p.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 9:22 p.m. Sunday on George Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:40 p.m. Friday on Burnett Road; at 5:28 p.m. Friday on Highland Street; at 10:11 a.m. Saturday on Walnut Avenue; at 5:49 p.m. Saturday on Eliot Circle

A report of a larceny to a motor vehicle at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Target on Furlong Drive.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:54 a.m. Friday on Fiske Street.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Sunday at Burrill and New Ocean streets; at 2:33 p.m. Sunday at 113 Burrill St.; at 4:18 p.m. Sunday at Banks and Walker roads.

Canceled schools, parking bans are orders of the day

PHOTO BY NICOLE GOODHUE BOYD
Jessica O’Gorman of Swampscott walks her dog Cody Bear, an Old English Sheepdog, along Lynn Shore Drive on Sunday as the snow starts to pick up.

A snowy Sunday is expected to continue into this afternoon, with officials setting into place parking bans and school cancellations.

In Lynn, an on-street parking ban was set to go into place at 9 p.m. Sunday. Cars must be removed from all public streets and sidewalks. Residents can face a $150 tow fee, $35-a-day storage fee, and parking tickets for failing to comply with the parking ban, according to Department of Public Works Commissioner Andrew Hall.

Residents can park their cars at all Lynn public schools. Parking is also available at the Ellis Street municipal lot (School Street side only) and the MBTA garage at the intersection of Broad and Market streets (a parking charge per car applies).

Once the parking ban concludes, cars must be removed from these lots promptly to avoid a tow.

Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day all week. Today’s collection will be picked up Tuesday, Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday, Wednesday will be picked up Thursday, Thursday will picked up Friday, and Friday will be picked up Saturday.

Lynn Public Schools are closed today. Check in with the city’s website at cityoflynn.net for further updates.

Visit town.lynnfield.ma.us for updates for Lynnfield; www.marblehead.org for updates for Marblehead.

The winter parking ban remains in effect in Nahant.

Nahant Public Schools are closed today.

In Peabody, a parking ban was issued at 6 a.m. Sunday and remains in effect until further notice. As with Lynn, cars must be removed from the streets to avoid being ticketed and towed.

There will be no trash collection today, resulting in a one-day collection delay for the remainder of the week.

Peabody Public Schools are also closed today. Follow the city’s website at www.peabody-ma.gov for updates.

A parking ban went into effect in Revere at 6 p.m. Sunday. Residents should be aware of the list of emergency arteries and not park on these streets until the ban is lifted.

Cars parked on emergency arteries will be towed for the duration of the parking ban. Visit reverepolice.org/snow-emergency-parking for more information.

Trash collection appears to remain on schedule.

Revere Public Schools and offices are closed today, according to the city’s website.

A town-wide parking ban took effect in Saugus at 10 p.m. Sunday and will continue until 6 a.m. Tuesday, unless lifted sooner.

Trash and recycling collection is canceled for today. Collection will then run on a one-day delay from Tuesday through Saturday this week.

Follow saugus-ma.gov/ for more updates from the town.

In Swampscott, the snow ban began at 8 p.m. Sunday and will remain in effect until further notice. There is no on-street parking during this time.

Trash and recycling collection is delayed by one day all week.

Swampscott Public Schools are closed today.

Visit the town’s website at town.swampscott.ma.us for further updates on the snow ban and other cancellations.

Revere student shows mettle with metal

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Senior Giavanna Giangregio of Revere was a leader on the fire pit project.

REVERE — When Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical High School wanted to help disabled veterans, they turned to student Giavanna Giangregio to use her metal fabrication skills.

The senior at the Wakefield school used her metal fabrication skills to lead a team of students who created a fire pit which will be auctioned off at a Cabin Fever Party on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Anthony’s of Malden at 105 Canal St.

The event is a fundraiser for Boston’s Seventh Annual Wounded Vet Run on Sunday, May 21 at 1 p.m. Participants will take off from Boston Harley-Davidson on Squire Road in Revere.

The pit is 26 inches tall and made from carbon steel. It has a removable 15-inch top. Giangregio created the custom graphic of a motorcyclist that is affixed around the center screen, in honor of the charity bike event. Eight fellow students worked with her to complete the project.

William Williams, one of four metal fabrications instructors, suggested the project to the students after he noticed one of his friends who was selling fire pits was making a lot of money.

“It’s a great opportunity to work with the vets and show the kids what it’s like to give back to the community,” he said. “Gia cut out all the parts for the shapes. She took initiative and was really gung-ho about it.”

Williams said he didn’t know how much money the pit would raise, but has seen similar items sell online for about $500.

“This was a great opportunity for our students to use the skills they learned in class to create something that will benefit an extremely worthy cause,” said David DiBarri, superintendent of the school.

This year’s Vet Run will benefit U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Boyd, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Josh Bouchard, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bre Sullivan and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kenny Butler.

Rules are changing at Lynn Shelter


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

Police log: 2-11-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

John Banks of 50 Andrews St. was arrested on warrant charges of armed assault and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:19 a.m. Friday.

Mark Daniels, 23, of 48 Saratoga St. was arrested for armed robbery at 1:07 p.m. Friday.

Wallace Jones, 26, of 102 Henry Ave was arrested on warrant charges of armed robbery, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon at 1:32 p.m. Friday.

James McDonald of 6 Granite St., Saugus, was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery at 10:22 p.m. Thursday.

Phillip Ragusa Jr. of 95 Alley St. was arrested on a warrant charge of Class A drug possession at 2:19 p.m. Friday.

Joseph Wilcox, 28, of 33 Spring St. was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting by asportation, shoplifting by concealing merchandise and Class B drug possession at 11:10 a.m. Friday.

Michael Williams, 44, of 23 Bonavesta St. was arrested on a warrant at 2:46 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A motor vehicle accident was reported at 11:15 p.m. at Brightwood Terrace and Essex Street on Thursday;

Assaults

An assault was reported at 12:28 p.m. at Timson Street Friday.

Complaints

A suspicious person was reported at 5:56 p.m. at Boston Street Thursday; a suspicious person was reported at 428 Chatham St. at 6:02 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance was reported at 399 Essex St. at 11:33 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance was reported at 11:34 a.m. at Western Ave

Overdoses

An overdose was reported at 10:01 p.m. at Joyce Street Thursday; an overdose was reported at 8:45 a.m. at Union Street Friday; an overdose was reported at 10:43 a.m. at Spring Street Friday  

Theft

A report of larceny at 49 N. Federal St. #2 at 1:11 p.m. Thursday; a report of larceny at 97 Harwood St. at 12:56 Friday.

Police log: 2-10-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of trash in the street at 8:07 a.m. Thursday at Atlantic Ave; a report of a road blockage due to trees on wires at 12:01 p.m. Thursday at Beacon Street; a report that surfers were surfing too long at 2:10 p.m. Thursday at Devereux Beach; a dispute over snow at 5:34 p.m.;

Accidents  

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:18 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Ave; a report of a car stuck on the side of the road at 4:42 p.m. Thursday at West Shore Drive and Green Street; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:06 p.m. Thursday at Creesy Street; a report of a car stuck on a hill at 6:04 p.m. Thursday at Elm Street; a report of a minor motor vehicle accident at 8:02 p.m. at Washington Street and Pearl Street; a report of a disabled motor vehicle at 10:07 p.m. Thursday at Weston Road.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:43 a.m. Thursday at Lowell Street; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Street and Newbury Street; a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 3:31 p.m. Thursday at Forest Street; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:43 p.m. Thursday at Brooksby Village Drive; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:35 p.m. Thursday at 155 Lowell St.; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:27 a.m. Friday at Andover Street and Violet Road; a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 9:23 a.m. Friday at 256 Andover St.;  

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:24 a.m. Thursday at 286 Newbury Street; a report of harassment at 8:26 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Road; a report of suspicious activity at 10:55 a.m. Thursday at Mount Vernon Street. A caller reported a green trash bag in front of his house with cremation remains.; a report of a disturbance at 2:40 p.m. Thursday at Anthony Road; a report of a neighborhood dispute at 11:51 p.m. Thursday at 22 Andover St. Officers resolved a dispute over snow removal.; a report of a dog complaint at 8:27 a.m. Friday at 32 Clement Ave. The caller complained of excessive barking; a report of a dog complaint at 9:08 a.m. Friday at Benevento Circle; a report of harassment at 9:58 a.m.   

Theft

A report of fraud at 12:29 a.m. Thursday at 57 Newbury Street #301; a report of a possible stolen vehicle at 8:27 a.m. Thursday at 164 Newbury St.


REVERE

Arrests

Daniel P. Morrow, 101 Florence Ave #3 was arrested on a warrant at 7:25 a.m. on Wednesday.

John J. Ciano, 30, of 288 Vane St. was arrested on a warrant at 9:02 a.m. on Wednesday.

Four juveniles were arrested at the Beachmont School for a school disturbance at 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday.

William Deangelo, 37, of 6 Glover Dr. was arrested on a warrant at 1:51 a.m. on Thursday.

Luiz A. Dachuna, 25, of 56 Furness St. was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 3:15 a.m. on Thursday.

Eduardo M. Romero, 18, of 5 Hilltop Ave. in Saugus was arrested on a warrant.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:38 a.m. Wednesday at Argent Street and Newhall Street; at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday at Reservoir Ave; at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday at Fenley Street; at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday at Bellingham Ave; at 7:05 Wednesday at Liberty Ave; at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Cushman Ave; at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Newhall Street and Fenley Street; at at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway; at 8:20 a.m. Thursday on North Shore Road; at 12:08 p.m. Thursday on the American Legion Highway; at 12:40 p.m. Thursday on Grover Street and Orvis Road; at 1:01 p.m. Thursday on Patriot Parkway and Squire Road; at 2:49 p.m. Thursday on the Lee Burbank Highway; at 7:01 p.m. Thursday on Everett Street; at 7:36 p.m. Thursday on Fenno Street; at 8:34 p.m. Thursday on Park Ave; at 10:17 p.m. Thursday on Pearl Ave and Summer Street.

Breaking and Entering

A past breaking and entering was reported at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Street.  

Complaints

A report of a loud stereo disturbance at 12:15 a.m. Thursday at Prospect Ave; a report of suspicious activity 6:22 a.m. Thursday at Furlong Drive; a report of a complaint at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at North Shore Road; a report of a disturbance at 10:26 a.m. Thursday at Centennial Ave; a report of a disturbance at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Shirley Ave; a report of a complaint at 12:19 p.m. Thursday at Broadway; a report of an unwanted person at 2:07 p.m. Thursday at Walnut Ave; a report of suspicious activity at 5:18 p.m. at Standish Road and Curtis Road; a report of fraud at 5:58 p.m. at Bennington Street; a report of suspicious activity at 6:19 p.m. at Beach Street; a report of a disturbance at 8:36 p.m. Thursday at Lantern Road; a report of a disturbance at 9:26 p.m. Thursday at Vera Street.

Theft

A report of larceny at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway; a report of larceny at 8:31 p.m. at Central Ave; A report of shoplifting at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway; a report of larceny at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at Revere Beach Parkway; a report of larceny at 10:40 a.m. Thursday at Cooledge Street; a report of past shoplifting at 11:12 a.m. Thursday at the VFW Parkway.

 

Police log: 2-10-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Franklin Evans, 33, of 7 Temple St., Cambridge, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and Class B drug possession at 11:01 a.m. Thursday.

Adam Lewis, of 11 Willard St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrant charges of no inspection/sticker and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 4:51 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Conomo Avenue; at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday at Day Street and Lynnway; at 7:26 p.m. Wednesday at Essex Street and Silver Lake Place; at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday on Exchange Street; at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday at Essex and High streets; at 11:13 a.m. Thursday at 255 Blossom St. Extension; at 12:34 p.m. Thursday on Federal Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:24 a.m. Thursday at 42 Linden St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday on Orchard Street; at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday on Chatham Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday on Western Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday at 49 Hanover St.; at 5:41 a.m. Thursday at 139 Western Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:53 p.m. Wednesday at Summer Street and Western Avenue; at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday at 8 Joyce St.; at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday at 185 N Common St.; at 12:17 a.m. Thursday at 37 Witt St.; at 6:46 a.m. Thursday at 30 Parkland Ave.; at 6:48 a.m. Thursday at 8 Joyce St.; at 9:16 a.m. Thursday at 77 Grant St.; at 9:19 a.m. Thursday at 95 Neptune St.; at 11:10 a.m. Thursday at 28 Lewis St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday at O’Reilly Auto Parts at 599 Lynnway; at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Apple Blossom Lane; at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday at Shaw’s at 43 State St.; at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at St Jean’s Credit Union at 250 Maple St.; at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday at 83 Memorial Park Ave.; at 7:52 a.m. Thursday at 18 Richard St.

A report of a robbery at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday at Harwood Street and Western Avenue.

Police log: 2-9-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a truck hitting a guardrail at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday on Bayview Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:46 p.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Street and Sevinor Road; at 6:51 p.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Street and Clifton Avenue.

Complaints

A report of fireworks at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported two people throwing fireworks from Castle Rock towards the Castle.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at 8 ½ Mt Vernon St. A caller reported someone damaged their front gate while they were out earlier in the day. Police reported a pickup truck struck the gate/wall; at 9:43 a.m. Thursday at Lowell Street and Route 128 North. A woman was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday at 71 Dodge St.; at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday at Municipal Parking Lot on Central Street; at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Fountain St. A caller reported a disturbance between two dog owners after two large dogs attacked a smaller dog; at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday at 108 Tremont St.; at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday at 108 Tremont St.; at 12:24 a.m. Thursday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St. A caller reported the sound of possible gunshots in the area.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 7:59 p.m. Wednesday at Gaeta Enterprises at 14 Newbury St. Staff reported a man in a gray BMW appeared to be intoxicated and was urinating in the parking lot.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:55 a.m. Thursday at 36 Mt Vernon St. A caller reported a green trash bag in front of his house with a box of cremation remains. Saugus Police were asked to make a notification to a family member. Family members no longer reside there.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 8:27 a.m. Thursday at Logan Express at 164 Newbury St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Mulberry Drive. Police received a report from a man who stated a vehicle drove onto his property and damaged his hedges. Police reported minor damage to one of the shrubs.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:14 a.m. Wednesday at 509 Humphrey St.; at 6:29 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Foster Road; at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday at Danvers Road and Essex Street; at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Street and Stanley Road; at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday at 67 Walnut Road; at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday at 40 Roy St.; at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday at Burrill Street and Paradise Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday at 450 Paradise Road.

Steve Stranahan takes Mike Carr’s message forward

ITEM FILE PHOTO
Steve Stranahan, left, was Mike Carr’s closest friend for 16 years.

By Steve Krause

 

LYNN — It happened too fast, as far as Steve Stranahan is concerned.

His best friend, Mike Carr, was near death last April, but somehow rallied to the point where he was able to coach the English boys basketball team. As he’s been since Carr took over the position in 2010, Stranahan was next to him on the bench.

Then, in January, things changed again.

“His last round of chemo really did him in,” said Stranahan. “He went into the hospital on Martin Luther King Day, figuring he’d be in no more than a day.”

But Carr never came out. He died Friday night, Jan. 27, moments after the Bulldogs had played perhaps their best game of the season in beating Peabody.

“I definitely thought he’d last longer,” Stranahan said. “He went way too quickly.”

Now, Stranahan and the rest of the English assistants are left to pick up the pieces of a tragic season the only way they know how: by winning basketball games.

“I think it’s been a tough situation from the start,” said English athletic director Dick Newton. “The kids knew coming in that Mike was sick, and it was pretty established that Strannie was going to take over if anything happened.”

“I’d say the kids are responding on the court, but struggling off the court,” said Stranahan. “A couple of them have had other people in their lives pass away, so they’re struggling with this.

“I never had to deal with the loss of a coach,” he said, “and I’d imagine that’s a pretty big deal to them. But everything gets back to normal on the court, and they’ve responded there. Hopefully they continue to do that.”

Including the night Carr died, English has not lost. The Bulldogs got off to a slow start Tuesday against Revere, and then scored 25 third-quarter points to end up winning the game. English needs one more win to make the tournament, and has four games in which to get it, including games against Everett, and rematches from earlier games with Peabody and Classical (which is now Wednesday night).

This has been a balancing act for Stranahan. He is now acting as head coach, dealing with mourning students while he is still grieving himself.

“Mike was my best friend for the last 16 years, ever since I moved up here (from Abington),” he said. “I think just about every day, or parts of every day, I was with him. (His death) has left a big hole in my life.”

Like his players, his one solace is the the game. The Bulldogs play a defensive-pressure, up-tempo game, and that’s not going to change, Stranahan said.

“We run under the same philosophy as Mike’s,” he said. “We’re carrying on his tradition. Our offense runs off our defense. As defense goes, so goes offense. We’re always trying to get transition baskets.”
He acknowledges that it sometimes looks as if the Bulldogs are out of control.

“But,” he said, “we have to play with energy. If we don’t, we get beaten badly (such as the last time they lost, against St. John’s Prep, 82-48). Now, The Prep is a good team. We may play our best and still lose by 10. But if we go out and play the way we can, we can play with anybody. Whether we beat them all the time … that’s something else.”

Stranahan is convinced that while it’s been a tough year off the court, the adversity has bonded the players.

“We’ve had the situation with Mike, and we’ve also had some kids who have quit. I think all of it has brought us closer together.”

Stranahan has plenty of help on the bench with freshman coach Tom Smiley and JV coaches Travonne Berry Rogers (who played for Carr) and Ron Young.

“All the guys give input, and I listen,” said Stranahan. “It’s just like it was with Mike. He didn’t always take your advice, but he listened. That’s how I’m working it with these guys.”

“This has been an adjustment for everybody,” Newton said. “But the kids are playing hard for (Stranahan) and he’s kept it together as well as anybody could have.”

Eyes on the skies for snowfall

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Lynn’s fleet of snow plows are ready for the storm.

BY LEAH DEARBORN

If you live on the North Shore, you’ve probably heard the news that snow is coming.

The storm could bring upward of 12 inches of snow to areas throughout the state, said a Wednesday press release from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).   

“The weather forecast is calling for snow to begin before the morning commute on Thursday, become heavy quickly, and continue throughout the day, decreasing visibility and braking time,” Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin said in the release.

Even as commuters and residents monitor news stations about forecasts, city officials urge them to check local municipal websites, paying particular attention to emergency parking bans and school cancellations.

In Lynn, an emergency parking ban was scheduled to go into effect at midnight Wednesday, the city website said.

Vehicles that park on a public street or sidewalk may face a $155 tow fee and a $35 storage fee in addition to parking tickets. Parking is available at the Ellis Street Municipal Lot (School Street side) and the MBTA garage at Broad and Market streets with a charge of $4 per vehicle, the website said.

Lynn Public Schools are also closed on Thursday. Parking is available but limited at all school lots, and residents are advised by city officials to remove vehicles after the snow ban to avoid ticketing and towing.

“There’s no need for a list; it’s simply all schools,” the mayor’s chief of staff John Krol said about parking in school lots during the storm. “We don’t want any confusion.”

Icy-road crashes mark morning commute

The Peabody Police Department announced an emergency parking ban to be in effect at 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to an email from the department.

In Lynnfield and Saugus, residents were advised that trash and recycling pickup will be delayed due to the anticipated snowstorm.

Lynnfield trash and recycling scheduled for Thursday of this week will be picked up Friday; trash and recycling normally picked up Friday will be picked up Saturday.

“We’ve got salt, we’ve got plows ready to go,” said Lynnfield DPW Director John Tomasz.

The town of Saugus issued a parking ban, effective at 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, the town website said.

Parking is available in the Saugus High School upper lot on Pearce Memorial Drive.

Saugus Youth and Recreation announced on Facebook that all of their events will be canceled Thursday. This includes after-school club, youth wrestling and basketball.

In Swampscott, schools will be closed for the day, according to a message sent out to parents by Superintendent Pamela R.H. Angelakis. DPW Director Gino Cresta said he plans to put an emergency snow ban into effect at 2 a.m. Thursday.

Cresta recommends that residents try to stay off roadways during the storm.

“We’ll be out there as soon as the first snowflake hits,” he said.

Nahant Police Lt. J. Paul Manley said a regular winter parking ban is already in place and all vehicles should be removed from town streets.

The snow parking ban in Revere will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday and apply to specific streets listed on the city website, said DPW foreman Paul Argenzio.

Revere Public Schools are also closed Thursday, according to the city’s official Facebook page.

 

Police log: 2-9-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Angel Avelino, 24, of 526 Western Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing and on warrant charges of two counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and larceny at 3:02 p.m. Wednesday.

Christian Castillo, 22, of 1 Goldburg Road, Peabody, was arrested and charged with trespassing and violation of the city knife ordinance and on a warrant charge of juror failure to attend at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday.

Ruth Delacruz was arrested on warrant charges of receiving stolen property, assault and battery, larceny, trespassing and shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday.

Derek Duval, of 90 Ford St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday.

Jose Machado, 24, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession, violation of the city knife ordinance and trespassing at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Japhal Perez, 27, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant and Tremont streets; at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday at 102 Boston St.; at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Laundry at 188 Essex St.; at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday at 47 Cliff St.; at 5:49 a.m. Wednesday at 538 Walnut St.; at 5:58 a.m. Wednesday at 38 Atkinson St.; at 6:03 a.m. Wednesday at 70 Den Quarry Road; at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday at Green and Violet streets; at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday at Huss Court and South Common Street; at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Virginia Terrace; at 6:06 a.m. Wednesday at 67 Parkland Ave.; at 6:14 a.m. Wednesday Carlton and Cook streets; at 6:16 a.m. Wednesday at 51 Manson St.; at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday at 28 Sunnyside Road; at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday at Allen Avenue and Cook Street; at 6:32 a.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Virginia Terrace; at 6:33 a.m. Wednesday on Acorn Street; at 6:34 a.m. Wednesday at 200 Linwood St.; at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at 141 Den Quarry Road; at 6:36 a.m. Wednesday at 38 Grant St.; at 6:37 a.m. Wednesday at 70 Granite St.; at 6:42 a.m. Wednesday at Atkinson and Woodlawn streets; at 6:44 a.m. Wednesday at Grant and Rockingham streets; at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at Broad and Portland streets; at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday at Brookline Street and Eastern Avenue; at 6:49 a.m. Wednesday at Cook and Hollingsworth streets; at 6:53 a.m. Wednesday at 4 Westview Road; at 6:57 a.m. Wednesday at 60 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 6:57 a.m. Wednesday at 11 Hudson St.; at 7 a.m. Wednesday at 51 Atkinson St.; at 7:01 a.m. Wednesday at Bellevue Road and Lovers Leap Avenue; at 7:01 a.m. Wednesday at 67 Grant St.; at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday at Dungeon and Parkland avenues; at 7:11 a.m. Wednesday at North Franklin Street and Northern Avenue; at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday at 64 Adams St.; at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday at 190 Allen Ave.; at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at 58 Coolidge Road; at 7:16 a.m. Wednesday at Bellevue Road and Woodlawn Street; at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Street Extension and Tracy Avenue; at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday at 64 Jefferson St.; at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday at 26 Oneida St.; at 7:33 a.m. Wednesday at 104 Parkland Ave.; at 7:33 a.m. Wednesday at Euclid Avenue and Wentworth Place; at 7:34 a.m. Wednesday  at Allen Avenue and Apple Street; at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday at Hutchinsons Court; at 7:36 a.m. Wednesday at 116 Bay View Ave.; at 7:41 a.m. Wednesday at Beacon Hill and Beede avenues; at 7:43 a.m. Wednesday at 51 Manson St.; at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday on Burdett Road; at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday on Hesper Street; at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday at Graves and Western avenues; at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at 26 Myrtle St.; at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Brookvale St.; at 7:56 a.m. Wednesday on Marion Street; at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Brookvale St.; at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at 70 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday at 37 Wentworth Place; at 8:38 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Street Extension and Tracy Avenue; at 8:59 a.m. Wednesday at 63 Autumn St.; at 9 a.m. Wednesday on Dungeon Avenue; at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday at 46 Coolidge Road; at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday at Cook and Grant streets; at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday at 35 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday at Bay View and Western avenues; at 10:18 a.m. Wednesday at Atkinson and Walnut streets; at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at 63 Autumn St.; at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Street Extension and Tracy Avenue; at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at 74 Chestnut St.; at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday at 57 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 12 p.m. Wednesday at 108 Bay View Ave.; at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday at 126 Grant Road; at 12:16 p.m. Wednesday at 67 Grant St.; at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Street and Western Avenue; at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Boston St.; at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Henry Ave.; at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday at 98 Marianna St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday at Capitol Diner at 431 Union St.; at 6 a.m. Wednesday at Bennett and Commercial streets; at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday at 35 Lovers Leap Ave.; at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday on Market Square.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday at 56 Ingalls St.; at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday at 7 Rantoul Ave.; at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday at 37 Green St.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 6:18 a.m. Wednesday North Common and Whiting streets; at 6:46 a.m. Wednesday on Allen Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 12:56 p.m. Wednesday on Brookline Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at 18 Linton Road; at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday at 9 Story Ave.; at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday at 18 Linton Road; at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Tarmey Lane.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:02 p.m. Tuesday on Buffum Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday at 51 Memorial Park Ave.; at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday at 77 Greenwood Ave.; at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday at 119 Lewis St.; at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at 80 Washington St.; at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday on Oxford Street.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday on Kingsley Terrace.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday at Dollar Tree at 102 Boston St.; at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 11 a.m. Wednesday at CVS at 509 Eastern Ave.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:21 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Farrar St.

Police log: 2-8-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A caller reported he slid on the ice while driving his car and hit a pole at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday on Rolleston Road. He wanted no response, but an officer was sent to check the police. An officer reported the pole was possibly moved slightly.

Complaints

A report of a needle on the beach at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue. A woman reported she was on Riverhead Beach with her kids and saw a needle. She didn’t want her kids to see it, so she kicked sand over it. She stated the needle was somewhere on the left, you are going down the boat ramp.

A caller complained about construction starting too early at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on Wallace Road. He claims it started at 6:25 a.m. or so. Police reported no one was on scene.


NAHANT

Arrests

Frederick Page, 38, of 45 Edward St., East Boston, was arrested on warrants at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:41 a.m. Wednesday on Castle Road; at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday on Lennox Road; at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday on Lennox Road.


PEABODY

Arrests

Kevin J. Karakoudas, 28, of 29 Paleologos St., Apt. 2, was arrested on warrants at 2:14 pm. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:52 a.m. Wednesday at 245 Lowell St. Police reported a single car accident into the fence of the property; at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at 0 Bartholomew St. and 378 Lynnfield St.; at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Lynnfield St. A two car accident with injuries was reported. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital; at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service at 175 Washington St.; at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Washington St. and 101 Main St. A car crash into a telephone pole was reported; at 6:04 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Margin St. and 93 Gardner St. A car crash into a parked car was reported; at 6:22 a.m. Wednesday at 2 King St. and 136 Lowell St.; at 6:49 a.m. Wednesday on Overlea Avenue; at 6:57 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Main St.; at 7:04 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Margin St. and 93 Gardner St.; at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday at 7 Russell St. and 42 Murray St.; at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Longwood Ave. and 6 Elaine Ave.; at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday at 260 Washington St. and 2 Hourihan St. A two-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital. Both vehicles were towed; at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Forest St. and 220 Lowell St.; at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Howley St. and 192 Main St.; at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Pinecrest Ave. and 193 Winona St.; at 8:14 a.m. Wednesday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St. A plow into a parked car was reported; at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday at 36 Aborn St. and 39 Pleasant St. A car into a pole was reported; at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday at 16 Holten St. and 8 Sewall St.; at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday at 22 Spring St. and 20 Park St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:54 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Collins St. Gilmar F. Estorque, 44, of 65 Mason St., Apt. 2, Salem, was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday on Goodale Street.

Complaints

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Bourbon St. A caller was upset that her neighbors’ children were making noise while playing.

The department of public works reported a male resident throwing snow into the street and yelling at the plow operator at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday at Emerson and Perkins streets. An officer checked the area, but could not locate anyone shoveling snow into the street.

A report of a disturbance at 7:54 p.m. Tuesday at Beverly Hospital at 65 Prospect St. Police received a report of cars doing “donuts” in the parking lot. Police reported the youths were sent on their way.

Vandalism

A report of property damaged by a snow plow at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at 3 Hilltop Drive. An officer reported the city plow driver struck the mailbox at the residence and damaged it.  


REVERE

Arrests

Matthew J. Sutherland, 43, of 45 Gore Road, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, larceny and on a warrant at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday at New Revere Police Station at Walnut and Shirley avenues; at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday at Beach and Harris streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday at North Shore and Eliot roads; at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 6 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle; at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday on Beach Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday on Barrett Street; at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday on Garfield Avenue; at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday at Revere High School on School Street; at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday on Larkin Street; at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday on Cecilian Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Beach Parkway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Ballard St. and 82 Lincoln Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday at 9 School St. A caller reported a car into a house. Police reported the car struck the fence, not the house; at 6:01 a.m. Wednesday on Johnson Street. The fire captain reported a car into a pole. The driver was the sole occupant and had to get out by the passenger side of the vehicle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:07 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Street and Broadway; at 2:39 a.m. Wednesday on Fox Hill Bridge; at 5:43 a.m. Wednesday on King Street. A caller reported a car striking a fence at the bottom of the hill. Police reported there was no vehicle in the area and no description of it was given; at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Avenue and Sunnyside Park. A caller reported his vehicle struck a parked car due to icy conditions; at 6:52 a.m. Wednesday at 18R Smith Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at 47 Evergreen St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald’s at 127 Broadway. An employee reported a customer comes in every day, creates a large mess and then leaves.

A report of property damage at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Orchard Ave. A caller reported a youth drove over his lawn and damaged some of his property. Police responded as the person’s car was stuck in the bushes.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:27 a.m. Tuesday at Dragon Island Restaurant at 44 Hamilton St.; at 11:33 p.m. Tuesday at Holiday Inn Express at 999 Broadway. A caller reported her “Michael Kors” purse was taken from the front lobby.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:16 a.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street; at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday at 450 Paradise Road; at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday on Danvers Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:43 p.m Tuesday at Swampscott Middle School at 207 Forest Ave.

Police log: 2-8-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Liz Garcia, 41, of 72 Mall St., was arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee and heroin possession at 2:08 a.m. Tuesday.

Joanna Lugo, 42, of 72 Mall St., was arrested and charged with sexual conduct for a fee at 2:07 a.m. Tuesday.

Jared Papadimitriou, of 2 Hart St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery and larceny at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:14 p.m. Monday at Broad and Exchange streets; at 3:09 p.m. Monday at 70 Hanover St.; at 4:49 p.m. Monday at Henry Avenue and Washington Street; at 5:41 p.m. Monday at Laighton Street and Lawton Avenue; at 9:30 am. Tuesday at 38 Estes St.; at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday at 502 Western Ave.; at 11:03 a.m. Tuesday at 678 Lynnfield St.; at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday at 269 Union St.; at 11:16 a.m. Tuesday at 212 Boston St.; at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday at 21 Stanwood St.; at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at 76 Grover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:06 p.m. Monday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:37 a.m. Tuesday at Essex and Empire streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:23 p.m. Monday on Neptune Boulevard.

A report of an assault at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on Essex Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday at 269 Union St.; at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday at 35 Washington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:39 p.m. Monday on City Hall Square; at 4:14 p.m. Monday at 30 Surfside Road; at 5:38 p.m. Monday at 25 State St.; at 6:18 p.m. Monday at 102 Henry Ave.; at 7:01 p.m. Monday at 89 Liberty St.; at 9:09 p.m. Monday at 137 Broad St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:58 a.m. Tuesday at 13 Park St.; at 9:21 a.m. Tuesday at 7 Liberty Square; at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Light St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:01 p.m. Monday at 376 Washington St.

Police log: 2-7-2017


LYNNFIELD

Arrests

Crystal Ulchak, 33, of 4 Old Wood Road, was arrested on a warrant at 11:40 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:47 p.m. Friday on King Rail Drive; at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at 807 Salem St. and 5 Canterbury Road; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Donovan’s Liquor at 449 N Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:21 p.m. Saturday at 580 S Broadway. One person was taken to Union Hospital.

Fire

A report of a brush fire on the side of the house at 3:07 p.m. Sunday at 15 Cider Mill Road

A report of a brush fire at 3:33 p.m. Monday at 20 Stanley Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:33 p.m. Friday at Herb Chambers Cadillac at 395 N Broadway.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:59 p.m. Monday on Smith Street.

Complaints

A caller reported her vehicle was egged by kids the previous night at 10:24 a.m. Monday on Elm Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 6:51 p.m. Monday on State Street. A caller reported that someone was “peering” into his yard and found it suspicious. The man was driving a truck and drove off towards the water. The man told police he was working at 92 Washington and was checking a small easement between properties to make sure nothing was left behind.

Fire

A report of heavy smoke from the chimney at 10:50 a.m. Monday on Kenneth Road. Multiple callers reported heavy smoke from a house and chimney.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:05 p.m. Monday at 1 Summit St. and 0 Christina Drive; at 4:47 p.m. Monday at 121 Winona St.; at 7:06 p.m. Monday at 128 Underpass on Lowell Street; at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Sparrow Lane and 117 Central St.; at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday at 82 Lowell St. and 2 Perkins St.; at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday on Forest Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:12 p.m. Monday at Latitude Sports Club at 194 Newbury St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday on Paleologos Street. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday at Center School at 18 Irving St.


REVERE

Arrests

Joseph M. Dellorfano, 44, of 60 Cecilian Ave., was arrested and charged with uttering a counterfeit note, larceny from person, identity fraud, trespassing and on warrants at 4:44 p.m. Monday.

Krunalkumar J. Patel, 31, of 337 Paris St., East Boston, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 6:48 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7 a.m. Monday on Copeland Circle; at 8:17 a.m. Monday at Bob’s Discount on Ferragamo Way; at 8:23 a.m. Monday on Broadway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 3:47 a.m. Monday on Beach Street. Janine M. Proia, 22, of 82 Undine Ave., Winthrop, was summoned for assault and battery.

A report of an assault at 10:59 a.m. Monday on School Street; at 7:55 p.m. Monday on Rever Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:36 a.m. Monday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street; at 4:39 p.m. Monday at Rumney Flats on Ward Street; at 7:23 p.m. Monday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street.

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:12 p.m. Monday at Cinco De Mayo on Centennial Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:43 a.m. Monday on Walnut Place; at 7:59 p.m. Monday on Sears Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 6:53 p.m. Monday on Pearl Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:10 a.m. Monday on Park Avenue; at 2:53 p.m. Monday on Freeman Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Justina ML Boyce was arrested on a warrant at 4:34 p.m. Monday.

Anthony Martinez, of 39 Boylston St., Boston, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest at 5:27 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:37 a.m. Monday at 386 Lincoln Ave. A man was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital. A woman was taken to Salem Hospital. The fire captain reported a two car accident, head on collision; at 3:42 p.m. Monday at Gas Station on Sunnyside Park.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:08 p.m. Monday at Home Depot at 564 Broadway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife) at 5:27 p.m. Monday on Broadway. Anthony Martinez, of 39 Boylston St., Boston, was arrested.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday at 49-50 Evergreen St.; at 6:56 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Evergreen St. A man reported his car was broken into and items were stolen.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:58 p.m. Monday at Laurel Towers; at 6:38 p.m. Monday at Bridgewell at 17 Seagirt Ave. A caller reported she was struck in the head three times by another resident of the home. Police reported there may have been no assault and the administrative staff was instructed to follow up in the morning; at 11 p.m. Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 1204 Broadway; at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bed Bath and Beyond at 367 Broadway.

Theft

A report of an armed robbery at 11:06 p.m. Monday at Red Roof Inn at 920 Broadway. An employee at the front desk reported receiving a call from a man inside one of the rooms who stated he was assaulted. Police reported the man was a victim of an armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. The only footage available was of a man, about 6 feet tall, 250 pounds and with a muscular build. His iPhone was stolen and he was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.


SWAMPSCOTT

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:04 a.m. Monday at 51 Essex St.

Locals celebrate Super Bowl win at Patriots parade

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Owen Doherty and his mother Mary of Lynnfield waiting in the snow for the parade.

By STEVE KRAUSE 

BOSTON — Steve Ahern of Revere stood under a tree, watching curiously as the scene in Government Center unfolded before him.

The snow was flying and the people were celebrating, waiting for the duck boats escorting the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots to come down Tremont Street.

“Is that keeping you dry?” Ahern was asked.

“I want to think so,” he answered.

Like many people who braved the cold and wet weather Tuesday to come into Boston for the parade, Ahern not only watched Sunday’s 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons, but he was sure they’d pull the game out.

“Everyone was freaking out at halftime,” he said of the people with whom he was watching the game, “but I kept telling them that they’re a second-half team, that they’d be all right.”

Mary Doherty of Lynnfield wasn’t so confident. She had already hoisted her son, Owen, onto the top of a mailbox on Tremont Street so he could get a better view, and began explaining how she came to see the ending of Sunday’s shocking victory.

“I was at my brother’s,” she said, “and I was ready to go home. It was 28-3, and I said this is it. They’re not going to win.”

She said she was getting ready to go home because “it was a school night,” when she heard cheering from the other room. So, she went back in, and watched the rest of the game.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

The majority of Lynn-area residents who sloshed their way into Boston say they were on board with the idea of a Patriots comeback.

“I never lost faith,” said Elsie Palmieri of Saugus. “Some of the people I was watching the game with did, though.”

Of course, she said, seeing Julian Edelman’s “miraculous catch” in which he picked the ball from between the legs of a defender and hung onto it cemented her confidence.

“That’s probably my lasting memory of the game,” she said.

Tom Colbert of Peabody called that “our David Tyree catch,” referring to the New York Giants’ receiver who came up with an improbable reception, balancing the ball of his helmet, in the 2008 Super Bowl in which the Patriots had their perfect season spoiled.

“That was the most exciting game I have ever seen,” he said. “I never lost faith. I never thought it was over. Not with that team.”

For Lynn’s Luis Pineiros, the game even had more significance.

“It was my 35th birthday Sunday,” said Pineiros, who had 30 people at his house watching. “That was some kind of present. Kids who were watching that game should learn never to give up.”

E.J. Carlson, who coaches an East Lynn Pop Warner team, admits his faith was wavering a little.

“I shut off the TV for about five or 10 minutes when it got to be 28-3,” he said. “But I turned it back on again.”
He was in a distinct minority among the people with whom he rode in from Wonderland.

“Not me,” said Rob McLennan of Lynn. “But I prayed throughout the whole game that they would do it, and stick it in Roger Goodell’s face.”

Still, said Suzanne Perry of Lynn, “it was a nailbiter. Amazing. That was definitely one for the books.”

And about the boos Goodell received as he presented the Vince Lombardi trophy to Patriots owner Robert Kraft?

“I was laughing,” said Alexandra Hernandez. “He deserved it.”

On the other hand, said Colbert, “I thought Brady handled the whole Goodell thing with class.”

Carlson is convinced quarterback Tom Brady can play for “three to five more seasons if he wants to. He has it in him. Brady is it!”

Though not every school in the area cancelled classes so students could attend the rally, Bishop Fenwick did.

Not so in Marblehead. A group of people, some of them students, were seen getting ready to board the train at Wonderland, but they were hesitant about getting their pictures taken.

“I don’t know if we should,” said the mother. “Some of these kids are truants today.”

Revere sets sights on the new year

PHOTO BY BETHANY DOANE
Revere High School students Erin Mahoney, 15, Gabriela Barroso, 15, Savannah Hart, 17, represent RISE (Revere Intersectional Support for Education) at City Hall.

By BETHANY DOANE

REVERE Online services that will make local government more accessible was one of the city’s highlights lauded by Mayor Brian Arrigo in his State of the City Address Monday night at City Hall.

“Online services means you won’t have to wait in line at City Hall,” Arrigo said to a packed room of more than 100 people.

Construction of a new 31-constituent call center is underway, so residents can call, text, tweet, email and Facebook Revere city staff members to resolve community issues, he said. “The call center will open new avenues of conversations for residents, and allow city staff to collect and analyze data to improve management practices.”

A new online database tracking all Inspectional Service reports reduced response times to resident complaints to less than two business days. Additionally, residents can now pay property taxes, excise taxes and water bills online.

“I like the new innovation of technology; we’re seeing the fruition of hard work to update technology from the past few years,” said Tony Zambuto, Dean of City Council.

Seminar explains success for small business

Making services available to everyone through the internet was a much-needed change to the establishment, said Dimple Rana, a Revere resident and City Hall employee. Family members used to speak to City Hall staff through Rana because going there in person was too overwhelming, she said.

Arrigo, who also promised more government transparency, will propose a new ordinance to bring Revere into full compliance with state ethics and conflict of interest laws. “Our first training with the State Ethics Commission will take place in March.”

As far as the city’s 2018 fiscal budget goes, Mayor Arrigo said he’ll ask department heads to hold the lines on costs, while investing in the city’s infrastructure.

The project on Revere Beach Parkway will become a reality this year, bringing a new hotel to Revere for the first time in 20 years, and providing hundreds of jobs. The $3.63 million Infrastructure Program grant Revere received to kick off the Revere Beach Parkway project will also allow the city to improve water delivery, sidewalks and pedestrian access to the Beachmont neighborhood.

A pressing issue to the city’s budget is the disrepair of the water and sewer infrastructure, which resulted in a multi-million dollar EPA consent decree for violations of the Clean Water Act. Arrigo said his administration is seeking to extend the consent decree term to alleviate future rate shock.

He also said the administration will be even more effective in the city’s battle against opioid addiction. He launched a new Substance Use Disorder Initiative office last year and the office reports that overdose calls went down 24 percent in 2016.

To build on the battle against addiction, Revere will secure funding for a school-based program about prescription pill abuse, starting in middle school, he said.

“I’m concerned about opioids, and I’m on board with the mayor’s efforts,” said Kathleen Heiser, president of the Beachmont Improvement Committee. Heiser said she lost her daughter to opioid addiction in November of 2016.

Lastly, the mayor had a special message to the city’s immigrants.

“This is a city that has always thrived on immigrants,” he said, as the room erupted in applause. “For new immigrants to Revere and to your families: we are richer for your presence and proud that you sought to make a better life for yourselves in our community. Remain proud of your heritage, and be proud of your new home here.”

Students representing Revere Intersectional Support for Education (RISE), and Women Encouraging Empowerment (WEE) also had a message for immigrants. “We support inclusion and we’re here to welcome the public with open arms,” said Savannah Hart, 17, a student at Revere High School.

The message of inclusion resonated with other community members.

“As a lifelong resident, hearing the mayor welcome Revere to everyone makes me proud of my city and our mayor,” said Rana.

Police log: 2-7-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Sebastien Bejin, 26, of 61 Park St., was arrested on warrant charges of armed robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle at 10:34 a.m. Monday.

Yaddy Ferreras, 31, of 42 Vine St., was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of assault and battery and two counts of destruction of property at 10:08 a.m. Monday.

Claude Hernandez, 37, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and larceny at 9:38 p.m. Sunday.

Ricardo Hussey, of 145 Lewis St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery and juror failure to attend at 11:55 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:02 p.m. Sunday at 95 Tremont St.; at 9:08 p.m. Sunday at 25 Atkinson St.; at 6:40 a.m. Monday at 526 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:08 p.m. Sunday at 210 Market St.; at 7:49 a.m. Monday at 638 Summer St.; at 8:10 a.m. Monday at 1 Parkland Ave.; at 12:46 p.m. Monday at Sagamore and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:39 p.m. Sunday at 502 Chestnut St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:42 a.m. Monday at 19 Glen Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:07 p.m. Sunday at Family Dollar at 200 Union St.; at 6:58 p.m. Sunday at 134 Western Ave.; at 7:22 p.m. Sunday at 64 Market Square; at 7:58 p.m. Sunday at 361 Essex St.; at 11:29 p.m. Sunday at 501 Washington St.; at 12:09 a.m. Monday at 36 Whiting St.; at 1:17 a.m. Monday at 41 Grant St.; at 1:33 a.m. Monday at 17 Beach Road; at 6:49 a.m. Monday at 14 Nichols Ave.; at 11:25 a.m. Monday at Broad and Lewis streets.

A report of a gunshot at 10:27 p.m. Sunday at 6 Wilson Terrace; at 10:35 p.m. Sunday at Pine Grove Avenue and Tapley Street.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:17 p.m. Sunday on Boston Street; at 5:18 p.m. Sunday on Lynnway; at 5:39 p.m. Sunday on Boston Street; at 9:36 a.m. Monday on Ford Street; at 11:16 a.m. Monday on Great Woods Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:21 a.m. Monday at 72 Fayette St.

Police log: 2-6-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of two cars keyed at 9:28 a.m. Sunday on Intrepid Circle. A caller reported that both of her daughters had friends over the previous night and both of their cars were keyed.


REVERE

Arrests

Orlando Josue Basco, 21, of 50 Annunciation Road, Apt. U, Roxbury, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 6:20 p.m. Friday.

Boubakeur Benhamou, 20, of 204 Constitution Ave., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 2:03 p.m. Saturday.

Geno Robert Ciano, 19, of 8 Oak Tree Lane, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 2:03 p.m. Saturday.

David J. Donato, 44, of 589 Broadway, Apt. 10, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license for OUI and as a habitual traffic offender at 1:34 a.m. Saturday.

Mercedes Escobar, 29, of 14 Moulton St., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and larceny of property at 8:28 p.m. Friday.

Andrew Makara, 32, of 8 Ray St., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a license at 12:02 a.m. Saturday.

Maureen C. Pavone, 52, of 1021 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 2:20 a.m. Saturday.

Michael F. Toto Jr., 60, of 200B Winthrop Parkway, was arrested and charged with violation of a protective order at 8:51 a.m. Friday.

Hubert Jason Wallace, 43, of 870 Hunnington Ave., Apt. 1, Roxbury, was arrested and charged with speeding and on a warrant at 11:15 pm. Sunday.

Steven R. Willette, 44, of 97 Fuller St., Apt. 2, Dorchester, was arrested on a warrant at 8:28 p.m. Friday.

Juan Zapata, 18, of 539 Beach St., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 2:18 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:06 a.m. Friday at Squire Road and Sigourney Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:02 a.m. Saturday at Unos on Squire Road. Andrew Makara, 32, of Lynn, was arrested for OUI liquor; at 1:18 p.m. Saturday on Shirley Avenue; at 3:08 p.m. Saturday on Mahoney Circle; at 4:57 p.m. Saturday at Newhall and Sargent streets; at 8:58 p.m. Saturday at Tedeschi Food Shops on Beach Street; at 10:02 p.m. Saturday on Lee Burbank Highway; at 1:10 a.m. Sunday on Standish Road; at 2:37 a.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 2:43 p.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 3:55 p.m. Sunday at Patriot Parkway and Rumney Road; at 9:21 p.m. Sunday at Pizzeria Uno on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:21 p.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway.

A report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle at 11:40 p.m. Sunday at Charger Street and Squire Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:59 a.m. Friday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 3:33 a.m. Friday on Morris Street; at 9:41 a.m. Friday on Arcadia Street; at 10:16 p.m. Friday at Sears Street and Bay Road; at 12:44 a.m. Saturday on Larkin Street; at 2:12 a.m. Saturday at Mobil Gas Station on Squire Road; at 3:13 a.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 8:07 a.m. Saturday on Kimball Avenue; at 12:50 p.m. Saturday at Safy Market on Broadway; at 2:24 p.m. Saturday at IHOP on Squire Road; at 3:07 p.m. Saturday on Yeamans Street; at 6:08 p.m. Saturday at Marshalls on VFW Parkway; at 7:19 p.m. Saturday at 7-Eleven on Broadway; at 8:21 p.m. Saturday at Renzo’s Brick Oven Pizzeria on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 1:36 a.m. Sunday at Broadway Towers on Broadway; at 1:46 a.m. Sunday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road; at 2:41 a.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:31 a.m. Sunday at Vanguard at Water Front Square on Ocean Avenue. Abdulla Fakira, 25, of 674 Ocean Ave., Apt. 202, was summoned for assault and battery; at 12:34 p.m. Sunday at Woody’s Liquor on Broadway; at 5:15 p.m. Sunday on Revere Street; at 10:09 p.m. Sunday at Ocean Village Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 10:30 p.m. Sunday on Howard Street; at 10:38 p.m. Sunday at Harris Street and Revere Beach Parkway.

A report of shots fired at 12:02 a.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Raymond Road.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 9:52 a.m. Friday on Bennington Street; at 10:39 p.m. Friday on Malden Street; at 4:27 p.m. Saturday on Eliot Circle

Theft

A report of an unarmed robbery at 6:31 a.m. Friday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway.

A report of bicycle theft at 6:47 p.m. Friday at D&L Discount Liquors on Broadway.

A report of a robbery at 1:14 a.m. Saturday on North Shore Road.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:39 p.m. Sunday at Wonderland Entertainment on North Shore Road; at 9:54 a.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue; at 12:53 p.m. Sunday on Lincoln Street.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 1:39 p.m. Sunday at Wonderland Entertainment on North Shore Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:52 p.m. Saturday on Park Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Ellisa Zeinert, of 8 Woodland Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 11:03 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:09 p.m. Friday at Saugus Professional North Building at 99 Walnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:58 p.m. Friday at Saugus Town Hall at 298 Central St. A three-car accident was reported with possible entrapment. Police shut down traffic from Taylor Street to Saugus Center; at 3:24 a.m. Saturday at Walgreens at 1228 Broadway; at 7:26 a.m. Monday at Vietnamese Gospel Hall at 101 Main St. A three-car accident was reported. Medical attention was declined.

A report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle at 6:40 p.m. Friday at 54 Lincoln Ave. The pedestrian was conscious and responsive. The vehicle fled the scene. The victim refused medical attention.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:11 a.m. Saturday at Kane’s Donuts at 120 Lincoln Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:27 p.m. Saturday at Bike Path near Central Street; at 3:44 p.m. Saturday at Route 1 Northbound near Walnut Street. A caller reported a male walking in the median of Route 1 North near Walnut Street. The man made it across safely, but was told by police not to cross the highway again; at 8:01 p.m. Saturday at Carmaleno’s Pushcart Restaurant at 331 Main St. An employee reported an unruly male customer who was refusing to pay his $500 bill. The man was trespassed indefinitely.

A report of suspicious activity at 5:26 p.m. Saturday at 4 Long Pond Drive. A caller reported someone in the pond and was unsure if that person was in distress or not. Firefighters and police checked the area of the lake. The fire captain reported it was a good intent call and there were only a pair of swans in the pond.

Police log: 2-4-2017

LYNN

Arrests

Marlon Chavev, 18, of 20 Park St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, OUI drugs/liquor, unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle and a marked lane violation at 10:58 p.m. Thursday.

Ryan Hussey, 30, of 3 Mill St., Hamilton was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A and Class C substance violation of an open container law at 11:46 p.m. Thursday.

Shelton Johnson, of 11 Clarendon St., was arrested and charged with armed robbery at 8:19 a.m. Thursday.

Isaiah Lee, of 24 Surfside Road, was arrested and charged with malicious defacement of property at 4:51 p.m. Thursday.

Kedin Lopez, 22, of 92 Marianna St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 2:31 p.m. Thursday.

Martha Reynoso, 24, of 20 Sagamore St., was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license, marked lanes violation and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 8:18 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:13 p.m. Thursday at Adams St. Extension; at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Adams and Chestnut streets; at 6:21 p.m. Thursday at Henry Avenue and Washington Street; at 7:18 p.m. Thursday at 29 Boston St.; at 10:06 p.m. Thursday at 14 Laurel St.; at 10:50 p.m.Thursday at 766 Summer St.; at 3:40 a.m. Thursday at Essex and Sheridan streets; at 6:37 a.m. Thursday at Euclid Avenue and Maple Street; at 6:52 a.m. Thursday at Burns Street and Western Avenue.

Complaints

A report of an alarm at Lynn English High School at 50 Goodridge St. at 3:12 a.m. Thursday;  noise reported at 13 High Rock Terrace at 6 a.m. on Thursday; an unwelcome guest reported at 24 Flint St on Thursday at 8:24 a.m.; call for a well-being check on Walnut Street on Thursday at 8:45 a.m.; Report of a medical condition at 196 Locust St, Apt. 501 on Thursday at 9:01 a.m.; Report of a hazardous condition on Thursday at 9:02 a.m. on Western Avenue; assault and battery reported on Thursday at 9:09 a.m. at 33 North Common St.; police called to investigate suspicious activity at 77 Dearborn Avenue on Thursday at 10:44 a.m.; Report of shoplifting at 391 Essex St. on Thursday at 10:57 a.m.; Report of larceny on Thursday at 12:11 p.m. at 93 Jefferson St., Apt. 2; Motor vehicle stop at Henry Avenue and Washington Street on Thursday at 1:05 p.m.; Disturbance reported at 44 Arlington St., Apt 2, on Thursday at 1:47 p.m.; Police called to investigate suspicious activity at English High School at 50 Goodridge St. at 2:08 p.m. on Thursday; A work of art reported missing on Thursday at 2:23 p.m. at 67 Broad St.; Drunk person reported on Thursday at 3:42 p.m. at 493 Summer St.; Police called to check the MBTA Parking Garage on Thursday at 4:03 p.m.; Disturbance reported at Hanover and Washington streets on Thursday at 4:01 p.m.; Medical emergency on Thursday at 4:20 p.m. at 466 Chatham St.; Vandals reported at Casey’s Shell Station at 535 Lynnway on Thursday at 4:24 p.m.; Shoplifting reported at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St. on Thursday at 4:45 p.m.; Medical emergency on Thursday at 4:41 p.m. Thursday at 256 Curwin Circle.     

Police log: 2-3-2017


LYNNFIELD

Complaints

Property check at 33 Apple Hill Lane on Tuesday at 12:52 a.m.

Motor vehicle violation complaints at 7 Archer Lane and 6 Edgemere Road on Tuesday at 10:04 a.m.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

Report of a dark colored Honda illegally parked near the entrance of Old Burial Hill at 9 a.m. Sunday. Police checked and reported vehicle is legally parked and road is passable.

Caller reported strong scent of gas on the Causeway at 9:08 a.m. Sunday, National Grid called and were on their way.

Report by an Eastern Bank ATM customer that someone may have tampered with the machine at 9:37 a.m. Sunday. Caller said when he took the receipt, alarm went off. Police learned the alarm goes off when cash is not removed from the machine within a certain amount of time. Alarm scheduled to sound for 15 minutes. Manager notified.

A well-being check was requested on Sunday at 10:56 a.m. on Independence Way, unit 65. Caller said her brother in the next unit was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Officer sent to investigate.

Report of an assault on a clerk at the Village Market. Caller said female customer came into the store at 11:24 a.m. Sunday and shoved the clerk when the store didn’t have what she wanted. Police requested store video for further investigation.

Report of a lost flip phone made at the station on Sunday at 4:16 p.m. Woman said her daughter may have lost the phone when it fell out of her backpack on her walk home.


PEABODY

Complaints

Report of a medical emergency at 9 Ayer St. on Wednesday at 2:47 p.m. Person was taken to Lahey Hospital.

Resident called to complain about a white SUV that was obstructing a stop sign at 4:17 p.m. on Wednesday at 36 Railroad Avenue. Officer checked area and did not find the vehicle.

Two car motor vehicle accident reported on Wednesday 4:28 p.m. at 210 North Andover St. at the Northshore Mall. No injuries reported.

Resident reported possible fire in the walls of 58 Harrison Avenue on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Call handled by the Fire Department.

Motor vehicle stop at 107 Lynn St. on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Driver was issued a verbal warning for a marked lane violation.

Called reported finding her car door wide open at 8 Bragg St. on Wednesday at 6:54 p.m. It appears the wind may have blown the unsecured door open.

Report of an unconscious person on the floor of a locked home at 96 Lynn St. on Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. Overdose confirmed and victim was taken to Salem Hospital.

Drunk person reported at D&R Market at 54 Foster St. on Wednesday at 10:04 p.m. Person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Caller reported being in a car accident on Wednesday at 10:58 p.m. at 1 Goodale St. Officer reported car  was on its side. Victim taken to Lynn Union Hospital.

Report of a baby crying for two hours on Wednesday at 11:58 p.m. at 50 Warren St., Apt. 315. Baby was teething.


REVERE

Complaints

Report of a domestic disturbance at 1:08 a.m. Wednesday on at Rumney Flats/Ward Street. Peace restored.

Car repossessed on Union Street on Wednesday at 1:21 a.m.

Report of an unwanted person at 176 Broadway on Wednesday at 3:49 a.m.

Motor vehicle stop on Squire Road at Northgate Shopping Center on Wednesday at 8:26 a.m. Citation issued.

Report of vandalism on Wednesday at 2:25 p.m. at the Rodeway Inn on American Legion Highway.

Abandoned car reported on Wednesday at 4:33 p.m. on Vane Street.

Motor Vehicle stop on Wednesday at 4:43 p.m,. at Shirley Avenue and Thornton Street. Juvenile was arrested for reckless operation of a car, failure to stop for a police officer unlicensed operation of a car, unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.

Report of a car parked in a handicapped parking space on Wednesday at 7:32 p.m. Citation issued.


SAUGUS

Complaints

Break-in reported at Friendly’s Restaurant at 777 Broadway on Thursday at 12:04 a.m. Officers reported building appeared to be secure.

Report of a disabled car on Thursday at 7:31 a.m. at the Evans Elementary School at 1 East Denver St. Owner made arrangements for tow.

Breaking and entering at Oye’s Restaurant at 44 Broadway on Thursday at 9 a.m. The owner reported his contractors told him multiple TVs were stolen.

Home burglar alarm went off at 9:36 a.m. Thursday. Officers said alarm was not ringing when they arrived and home was secure.

Caller from Alto Decor reported that when he tried to return furniture to the store, the employee threatened to shoot him. Officers reported there appears to be a civil dispute over some items purchased. No firearms found.

Complaints of outdoor music at Casa Vallarta at 114 Broadway on Thursday at 11:58 a.m. Police inspected outdoor speakers which were disconnected and inoperable.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Kenneth Smith, 50, was arrested on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Complaints

A request for a building check at the high school on Wednesday at 1:40 a.m.

A report of a motor vehicle problem on Wednesday at 2:11 a.m. at Burrill Street and Thomas Road.

Call from the Unitarian Universalist Church at 101 Forest Avenue on Wednesday at 1:08 a.m.

Building checks requested for the Stanley School at 10 Whitman Road and the Middle School at 207 Forest Avenue on Wednesday at 3:13 and 3:14 a.m.

Revere officer accused of beating child resigns

By GAYLA CAWLEY

REVERE — Officer Marcos R. Garcia has resigned from the Revere Police Department amid allegations of abusing his girlfriend’s child.

Revere police confirmed that Garcia resigned as of Jan. 26. He had been on administrative leave.

Garcia, 32, of Saugus, was arraigned last month in Chelsea District Court on charges of assault and battery on a child causing injury and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

He was ordered to stay away from and have no contact with the victims and witnesses in the case and have no contact with children under the age of 18, except his own child, without the knowledge of a parent or guardian. He is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 23.

2nd Revere officer charged with child abuse

Prosecutors said Garcia had been dating Angela Halcovich, another Revere police officer and mother of the 5-year-old victim and another 8-year-old boy. When the child did not eat dinner quickly enough on the evening of Jan. 12, Garcia allegedly sent the child to a bedroom, placed him in handcuffs and beat him with his hands and a belt, prosecutors said.

Halcovich, 32, of Revere, was arraigned last week in Chelsea District Court on charges of physically abusing her two children. She pleaded not guilty. She is only allowed supervised visits with her children and is scheduled to return to court on Feb. 24.

Halcovich remains on paid administrative leave, police said.

 

Police log: 2-3-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Ryan Hussey, 30, of 3 Mill St., Hamilton, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and Class C drug possession at 11:46 a.m. Thursday.

Shelton Johnson, of 11 Clarendon St., was arrested on a warrant charge of armed robbery at 8:19 a.m. Thursday.

Daniel Morin, of 33 Marianna St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 8:34 p.m. Wednesday.

Martha Reynoso, 24, of 20 Sagamore St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, marked lanes violation and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 8:18 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at Federal and Waterhill streets; at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday at 1073R Western Ave.; at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern and Oakwood avenues; at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday at Nina’s Market at 51 Essex St.; at 6:37 a.m. Thursday at Euclid Avenue and Maple Street; at 6:52 a.m. Thursday at Burns Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday at Nahant and W Baltimore streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 9:09 a.m. Thursday on N Common Street.

A report of a sexual assault at 10:16 a.m. Thursday on Union Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:01 p.m. Wednesday at 72 Hanover St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:05 a.m. Thursday at 53 Campbell Terrace.

Complaints

A report of a gunshot at 2:12 p.m. Wednesday at 102 Henry Ave.

A report of a disturbance at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday at 189 Williams Ave.; at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday art 44 Arlington St.; at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday at 10 Munroe St.; at 10:32 p.m. Wednesday at 66 Harwood St.; at 1:53 a.m. Thursday at 330 Essex St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday on Marianna Street; at 12:10 a.m. Thursday on Western Avenue; at 12:42 a.m. Thursday on Clarendon Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:12 a.m. Thursday at 330 Essex St.; at 11:35 a.m. Thursday at 33 N Common St.; at 12:11 p.m. Thursday at 93 Jefferson St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Mailloux Lane; at 8:04 a.m. Thursday at 43 Beacon Hill Ave.

A report of vandalism at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday at Casey’s Shell at 535 Lynnway.

Police log: 2-2-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:49 p.m. Wednesday on Leggs Hill Road. A caller reported he was in a line of traffic, at a stop sign. While there, a car rear-ended him. He stated both he and his restrained baby were injured. One person was taken to Salem Hospital. A citation was issued for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Complaints

A caller reported he followed a motor vehicle back into town and observed it “weaving in and out of the line and stopping at green lights” at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday on Lafayette Street. Police reported the driver was from Jamaica and was unfamiliar with the area. She had permission to drive the car.


NAHANT

Arrests

Howard W. Carleton, 56, of 303 Nahant Road, was arrested on warrants at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 10:31 a.m. Thursday on Cliff Street.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.; at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday at 11 Pound Lane and 11 Andover St.; at 10:58 p.m. Wednesday at 1 Goodale St. Police reported the vehicle was on its side; at 9:06 a.m. Thursday at Lowe Mart Shopping Center at 474 Lowell St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St. Police reported the passenger rear window was broken and a purse was stolen.

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Kosciusko St. A breaking and entering to the residence was reported.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday at Tannery Apartments at 50 Warren St. A caller reported a baby crying for two hours. Police reported the baby is teething; at 5:13 a.m. Thursday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

Fire

A report of a structure fire at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 58 Harrison Ave. A resident reported a possible fire in the walls of the house. It was handled by the fire department.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday on Lynn Street. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:24 a.m. Wednesday on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 1:39 p.m. Wednesday on Rossetti Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9 a.m. Wednesday on Brown Circle; at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday on Park Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway Towers on Broadway. Jamie L. Rodriguez, 47, of 250 Broadway, Apt. 512, was summoned for trespassing; at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday on Yeamans Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 8:09 a.m. Wednesday at Seacoast Middle/High School on School Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at Rodeway Inn on American Legion Highway.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Kenneth Dumas was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation, shoplifting by concealing merchandise, receiving stolen property, credit card fraud, larceny and on a warrant at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:01 a.m. Wednesday on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday at Norfolk Avenue and Paradise Road; at 12:58 p.m. Wednesday at CVS at 413 Paradise Road.

LACC hosts a night of excellence

PHOTO BY PAULA MULLER
Award winners at the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Excellence Awards, front row from left, are Tessa Cogliano, Joanna O’Neil, Pauline Spirito, Joanna Mills, Marioli Licardie, Audrey Jimenez; standing, from left, are Andy Giller, Keith Saunders, Peter Kane, Bill Terlecky, Sean Anderson, Peter Mikedis, Alexander Sepulveda, Kevin Coppinger, Joanne Eagan, Rick Starbard, Tom Dill, Patrick DeBoever, and Jim Reece.

By BETHANY DOANE

LYNNFIELD — New Angle Glass was awarded “large” Business of the Year, while Big A’s Home Improvement was awarded “small” (fewer than 20 employees) Business of the Year Wednesday night at the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Annual Meeting & Business Excellence Awards.

The meeting is a great opportunity to celebrate membership and instill new officers, said LACC President Leslie Gould. “Our members contribute to the community through volunteerism, philanthropy, the tax base, and a variety of quality services,” she said.

“It’s really nice for me and my staff to get recognition, but anyone in business works hard, and a lot of people deserve this honor every bit as much” said Businessman of the Year winner Patrick DeBoever from Four Winds Pub & Grill in Lynn.

“This award is a combination of 35 years of hard work, dedication, and most importantly, team work; I wouldn’t be here without my great team of girls,” said Businesswoman of the Year winner Pauline Spirito, owner of Infinity Boutique in Swampscott.

Family & Children Services of Greater Lynn received the Nonprofit Recognition Award; Tom Dill of Lazy Dog Sports Bar in Lynn received the David Solimine Sr. Community Service Award; Sidekim Foods of Lynn received the Multicultural Business Leadership Award; Rick Starbard of Rick’s Auto Collision Inc. in Revere received the LAAC Chairman’s Award; and Jim Reece of Plumr, a plumbing and heating business out of Wakefield, received the “Carol Vasapolli” LACC Volunteer of the Year Award.

To determine the award winners, LACC members submitted nominations to the nomination committee.  

Other winners spoke about what the award represented for their community.

New member and Rookie of the Year winner Alexander Sepulveda of Private Jewels Fitness in Lynn said this award is not only for him, but also for the children he trains in his after-school boxing program.

“I love what I do, and this award makes it that much better,” he said.

More than 300 attended and LACC member Seth Albaum of Upsidemedia, LLC provided entertainment.

“Everyone in the LACC is a winner,” Gould said. “Those who were awarded tonight were honored because of the extra effort that they’ve given.”

The LACC has been serving Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, and Swampscott for 104 years, and has reached 400 members representing 100 professions.

Swampscott fired up again

 

Police log: 2-2-2017

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

Alexis Bingham, 20, of 58 Broad St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Jeffrey Cordero, 27, of 124 Green St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 12:51 p.m. Wednesday.

David Martin, of 13 Kings Hill Drive, was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license, larceny, number plate violation to conceal, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 4:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Diana Sosa, 21, of 58 Cottage St., Chelsea, was arrested and charged with trespassing and Class A drug possession at 4:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Anthony Vidal, 20, of 18 Shaws Court, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance at 12:14 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday at 421 Essex St.; at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Halford Place; at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday at 512 Chestnut St.; at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnway and Market Street; at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday at 29 Newhall St.; at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday at 699 Boston St.; at 8:18 a.m. Wednesday on Harvest Street; at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern Avenue and Glenwood Street; at 11:53 a.m. Wednesday at 188 Essex St.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Halford Place.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday at Goldthwait and Goodridge streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue; at 1:29 a.m. Wednesday on Light Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday on Lynnfield Street; at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday on Eastern Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:58 a.m. Wednesday at 42 Walnut St.; at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday at 11 Circle Ave.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:59 p.m. Tuesday on Green Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday at 24 Gilbert St.; at 12:57 p.m. Wednesday at 173 Oxford St.

A report of a robbery at 10:41 p.m. Tuesday on Sanderson Avenue; at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Adams St. Extension.

Police log: 2-1-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:08 pm. Tuesday at Humphrey Street and Glendale Road. A car into a pole was reported; at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday at Tioga Way and Green Street. A vehicle vs. a cruiser was reported.

Complaints

A caller reported that her neighbors were being loud and “playing karaoke” at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday on Creesy Street. She just wanted it logged because “by the time police come over, they will have been quiet.” Police were told the noise was from a birthday party that was wrapping up.


PEABODY

Arrests

Clifton Robinson, 47, of 4 Dane St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, operating after a revoked license, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and on a warrant at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Christopher Waisanen, 48, of 8R Elm St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery and threat to commit a crime at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A caller reported a motor vehicle struck four parked vehicles at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at 64 Aborn St. Clifton Robinson, 47, of 4 Dane St., Apt. 1, was arrested for OUI liquor.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:03 a.m. Wednesday at 7 Batchelder Ave. and 2 Morgan Road; at 7:42 a.m. Wednesday at 520 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday at 77 Main St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday at Mike and Lill’s Black Sheep Pub & Grill at 5 Central St. A caller reported he was approached by a woman to call 911. The woman told the caller that her boyfriend stated that he wanted to kill her, as well as everybody in the restaurant. The suspect walked out of the bar and was found on Munroe Street. Christopher Waisanen, 48, of 8R Elm St., was arrested.

A caller reported vehicles doing donuts in the vicinity, creating a traffic hazard at 11:37 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Technology Drive.

Fire

A report of a car fire at 8:51 a.m. Wednesday at Richdale Convenience Store at 288 Washington St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday at Washington and Bresnahan streets. A man was taken to Salem Hospital.


REVERE

Arrests

Michael C. Matusik, 39, of 224 Washington St., Apt. 2A, Lynn, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday on Winthrop Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday on Hichborn Street; at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday on Larkin Street; at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday at Prevites Market on State Road; at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at La Esquina Sabol on Unity Avenue; at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday on Glover Drive.

Theft

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday at Target on Furlong Drive.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:34 a.m. Tuesday on Bradstreet Avenue; at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday at Atlas Automotive on North Shore Road.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 476 Puritan Road.

Saugus to sift through ash landfill proposals

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Alliance for Health & the Environment, a coalition of environmental organizations and public officials, has requested a Special Town Meeting for Monday, Feb. 6 to amend bylaws related to ash landfills, so the Planning Board will meet Thursday before making a recommendation on three proposed articles.

Chairman Peter Rossetti said the panel needs to advise Town Meeting to either support or reject the proposed zoning changes before the town can take any action.

The Alliance is opposed to the expansion of Wheelabrator Saugus, an energy-from-waste facility that provides disposal of up to 1,500 tons per day of waste from 10 Massachusetts communities.

If approved by Town Meeting, definitions will be added to the town’s zoning bylaws for “ash,” “landfill” and “ash landfill.” An addition would be made to the Environmental Performance Standards section that restricts the elevation of a landfill to 50 feet above mean sea level.

“No new landfill or new ash landfill shall be established in or adjacent to an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and no existing landfill or ash landfill shall be expanded in or adjacent to an Area of Critical Environmental Concern.”

The third article would alter the Table of Use Regulations under Zoning By-Laws, Article V, Section 5.6, by adding the principal use “landfill/ash landfill” to only be allowed in areas with industrial zoning and would require a special permit.

More than 450 Saugus residents signed a petition in support of the meeting, well over the required 200 to hold a special meeting.

“A substantially similar zoning amendment was adopted by the Saugus Town Meeting in 2003 and annulled by the Land Court in 2005,” said James Connolly, Wheelabrator vice president of environmental health and safety. “In addition to being clearly illegal, the articles, if passed by Town Meeting, would threaten our ability to keep providing environmental and economic benefits and will result in unnecessary and costly litigation for Saugus taxpayers.

“We remain strongly opposed to these articles and it remains our preference to have a meaningful discussion with the town on how it ca most benefit from our continued operation,” Connelly said.

In a Jan. 6 letter to the Saugus Board of Selectmen, John Daukas of Goodwin Procter law firm on behalf of Wheelabrator wrote in objection to the request for a Town Meeting.

“As the proposed amendment is patently illegal for the reasons found by the court in 2005, it would be improper for the Town Meeting to consider let alone adopt it,” Daukas wrote. “Therefore, if the Town Meeting adopts the proposed amendment, Wheelabrator immediately will file suit to once again have the restriction struck down as null and void, and will seek to recover its legal fees and any associated costs or damages from the town.”

Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere), who heads the Alliance, said Wheelabrator is bullying residents by attempting to “stomp on the town’s right to control its own zoning ordinances.”

“Sadly, this company is trying to silence the town into remaining complacent about the unlined ash landfill that was supposed to close over 20 years ago,” Vincent said. “The residents of Saugus, especially the Town Meeting Members, should not be intimidated by threats. The time is now to right this wrong and stand up for the public health of the community. What is happening in Saugus is exactly why the term environmental justice was created.”

Veronica Eady, an attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation, said in a letter to officials that Town Meeting has a right to exercise tis authority to amend the bylaws and prevent the future expansion of Wheelabrator’s landfill beyond 50 feet.

“The residents of Saugus absolutely have the right to impose reasonable restrictions on landfills in their town in order to protect public health and the environment,” Eady wrote.

Thursday’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Making GOALS realities in Saugus


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

Police log: 2-1-2017

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

Raviel Carrasquillo, of 11 Nelson St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery, threat to commit a crime, witness intimidation and malicious wanton property defacement at 9:36 a.m. Tuesday.

Katie Dyer-Garcia, 32, of 126 Union St., was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and on warrants charges of two counts of Class B drug distribution, Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 4:37 p.m. Monday.

Danijel Pesa, 27, of 8 Morrill Place, was arrested on warrant charges of Class B drug possession and destruction of property at 7:16 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:36 p.m. Monday at Mall and N Common streets; at 3:08 p.m. Monday at Casco Road and Lynnfield Street; at 5:42 p.m. Monday at Broad and Newhall streets; at 1:44 a.m. Tuesday at 217 Cedar Brook Road; at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday at Chestnut and Essex streets; at 1:04 p.m. Tuesday at 417 Walnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:37 p.m. Monday at Oxford and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday at Blossom Street and Neptune Boulevard; at 2:31 p.m. Tuesday at Eastern Avenue and Marianna Street.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Washington St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 5:21 p.m. Monday on Neptune Boulevard.

A report of an assault at 6:11 p.m. Monday on Lincoln Street; at 12:09 a.m. Tuesday on Estes Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:16 p.m. Monday at 1 George St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:12 p.m. Monday at 512 Chestnut St.; at 3:28 p.m. Monday at All Checks Cashed at 62 Market Square; at 3:56 p.m. Monday at 78 Henry Ave.; at 4:35 p.m. Monday at 11 Barrett St.; at 4:41 p.m. Monday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 6:36 p.m. Monday at 182 Chestnut St.; at 10:29 p.m. Monday at 235 Union St.; at 2:11 a.m. Tuesday at 47 Park St.; at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at 294 Union St.; at 3:16 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Light St.; at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday on Rockaway Street; at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday at Adams and Rockaway streets.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:03 p.m. Monday on Estes Street; at 12:52 a.m. Tuesday on South Elm Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:58 p.m. Monday at 17 Clifton St.; at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday at 648 Boston St.; at 2:42 p.m. Tuesday at 145 Euclid Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday at 513 Western Ave.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:26 p.m. Monday at River Works Credit Union at 947 Western Ave.; at 7:27 a.m. Tuesday at 75 Memorial Park Ave.

Police log: 1-31-2017


LYNNFIELD

Arrests

Joshua Andrews, 27, of 22 Hayden Road, Saugus, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 10:15 p.m. Friday.

Jennelle Junker, 31, of 107 Birch St., Apt. 3, Peabody, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 9:28 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:46 a.m. Saturday at Route 128 Southbound Exit 43; at 3:39 p.m. Sunday at 592 Main St. and South Common Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:42 p.m. Sunday at Charles Schwab at 200 Market St. One person was taken to Beverly Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:49 p.m. Friday at 35 Lynnbrook Road; at 7:18 p.m. Saturday at Glen Meadow Park on Trickett Road. A caller reported loud kids in the park, with it sounding like they were “smashing things.” Police reported there was nobody there; at 9:18 p.m. Sunday at Kings Entertainment at 510 Market St. A fight was reported. Jennelle Junker, 31, of Peabody, was arrested; at 2:47 p.m. Monday on Market Street. A caller reported an altercation between kids on the school bus.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Wilmarie Yudaisy Riveras-Lopez, 25, of 15 Fortesque Terrace, Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested on a warrant at 9 a.m. Monday.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:46 a.m. Monday on Bonad Road.

Complaints

A report of a scam call at 5:57 a.m. Tuesday on McKinley Road. A caller reported his wife received a scam call that originated from a relative’s phone. There was a message at the end stating “mission accomplished.”


PEABODY

Arrests

Deidre F. Hunt, 56, of 286 Newbury St., Apt 57, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 8:20 p.m. Monday.

Marin Prendi, 36, of 3 Elaine Ave., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unsafe lane change at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:27 p.m. Monday at Sports Medicine North at 1 Orthopedic Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:20 p.m. Monday at CVS at 535 Lowell St. A caller reported a woman crashed into the wall of CVS three to four times. The caller reported no obvious damage to the building, but it appeared the windows bowed in when the building was struck. Deidre F. Hunt, 56, of 286 Newbury St., Apt. 57, was arrested for OUI liquor; at 8:31 p.m. Monday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:27 p.m. Monday at 34 Keys Drive. A caller reported a theft of medication.


REVERE

Arrests

Edward J. Cascio, 59, of 57 Vane St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 5:45 p.m. Monday.

Edward Cascio Jr., 21, of 57 Vane St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and violation of the city knife ordinance at 5:45 p.m. Monday.

Michelle M. Cascio, 27, of 57 Vane St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 5:45 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:50 a.m. Monday on Suffolk Downs Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8 p.m. Monday at Divas Fashion Boutique on Broadway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:10 p.m. Monday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road.

A report of an assault at 1:52 p.m. Monday at Seacoast Middle/High School on School Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:59 a.m. Monday on Beach Street; at 2:27 a.m. Monday on Bradstreet Avenue; at 4:33 p.m. Monday on Revere Street; at 10:32 p.m. Monday on Reservoir Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:53 a.m. Monday on Naples Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:02 a.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Rose Street; at 9:09 a.m. Monday at Beachmont Laundromat on Winthrop Avenue; at 3:24 p.m. Monday on Amelia Place; at 10:28 p.m. Monday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road. Avelino R. Rivera, 26, of 79 Burma Road, Apt. G, Chelsea, was summoned for malicious destruction of property.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:19 a.m. Monday at Route 1 Auto Sales at 961 Broadway; at 1:19 p.m. Monday at Lowe’s at 1500 Broadway; at 5:05 p.m. Monday at Central Street and Knowles Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:44 p.m. Monday at Home Depot Building Supply at 564 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:26 a.m. Monday at 323 Essex St. A caller reported someone going through the dumpster and trash barrels on his property and wanted advice on what his options are; at 10:35 a.m. Monday at 323 Essex St. A caller reported a man in a black hooded and green jacket digging through his trash on private property and heading down Bufford Street. The man was trespassed from the property by the owner; at 11:42 a.m. Monday at Bob’s Discount Furniture at 263 Broadway. A caller reported a man in a black jacket and grey hat moaning behind the store in the woods. The man had a green bottle in his hand. Police spoke with the director of the Salvation Army who thinks it was a previous resident.

A report of a suspicious person at 8:08 am. Monday at Fuddruckers Restaurant/Boland Group at 910 Broadway. A caller reported a man, dressed all in black, stuck trying to cross the median; at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Harwich Street and Laconia Avenue. A caller reported a man wearing a neon vest had a clipboard and was sitting on the rocks at the corner of Harwich and Laconia.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:28 p.m. Monday at Boulder Way and Essex Street.

Peabody thumps Classical in triple-overtime

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Paris Wilkey looks to the basket, but Peabody’s Catherine Manning plays tight defense.

By STEVE KRAUSE

LYNN — And now … the Classical girls basketball team has to shake their three-overtime loss to Peabody off and head into first-place Revere on Friday night.

That’s the reality that faces the Rams after the Tanners climbed back from an 11-point halftime deficit Tuesday night and defeated Classical, 57-49 in a marathon game at the Rams’ gym.

“We just kept scratching, kept clawing, and kept fighting,” said Peabody coach Stan McKeen. “We didn’t quit.”

Neither did Classical.

“It was a great high school game,” said Rams coach Tom Sawyer. “We played great in the first half; and they played great in the second.”

There were several factors in the turnaround, but at the end of the night, the biggest was free throws. Each team shot 24 of them, but Classical hit nine of them to the Tanners’ 20.

“In this kind of game,” said Sawyer, “you have to hit your free throws.”

With the scored tied at 47 heading into the third overtime, Classical actually grabbed a lead when Soneta Srey hit a layup about 10 seconds in. But those were the last points Classical would score.

Meanwhile, Peabody, taking advantage of four Classical stars who had fouled out, began going to the basket and drawing fouls. In the final 3½ minutes of the overtime, the Tanners hit eight free throws to only one basket — two of Liz Zaiter’s nine points — to give Peabody the winning margin.

“This was Liz’s first game after missing five,” said McKeen. “She stayed in there (after Nene Onwuogu fouled out — Peabody’s only disqualification).”

Classical began as if the game would be over in the first quarter. The Rams jumped out to a 9-0 lead with Irianis Delgado hitting for seven of the points. And when Paris (game-high 18 points) Wilkey hit a three at the buzzer ending the first period, it was 16-7 and Classical looked as if it was on its way.

“But,” said Sawyer, “we didn’t think we were going to score 16 every quarter.”

He was right. Classical only scored eight in the second period, but Peabody could only counter with six, and that made it 24-13 in favor of the Rams.

But the turnaround was still subtle. McKeen went to a 3-2 zone and denied Classical the great looks it got in the first quarter.

The move didn’t pay dividends until the third period, when Peabody outscored Classical 14-7 to go into the next eight minutes down only four, 31-27.

Classical kept a two- to four-point distance between itself and the Tanners until Peabody was finally able to tie it, 37-37, with 1:50 to go in regulation on a 3-pointer by Alyssa Alperen. Delgado gave Classical the lead back with 49 seconds to go, but a layup by Onwuogu with seven seconds left tied it and sent it to overtime.

Through the first two overtimes, neither team led by more than two points. A Katie Wallace bucket with 1:05 to go in the first overtime forced another four minutes. And this time, it was Jeylly Medrano’s two freebies with 2:10 to go that made it 47-47.

Neither team shot well.

“We had some good looks,” said Sawyer. “But they just didn’t go in. For either team.”

Wallace led Peabody with 16 points, followed by Melissa Gray’s 14.

Delgado finished with 11 for the Rams.

Classical had a moment of silence prior to the game in memory of both English boys basketball coach Mike Carr, who died Friday; and Item feature writer Michele Durgin, a Classical graduate, who was killed Saturday in an auto accident.

 

Check here for snow plans and parking bans

The Director of Public Services in Peabody has declared an emergency parking ban effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday for the expected weather-related event. The ban will remain in effect until rescinded. All vehicles must be removed from all public ways during this time.

In Revere, Mayor Brian Arrigo’s Office and the Department of Public Works have been monitoring weather forecasts. As of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, the plan is to not declare a snow emergency or parking ban.

The mayor and the department will continue to monitor the weather and will make adjustments accordingly. For now, residents are asked to proceed with caution and avoid parking on emergency arteries if possible; however, there will be no ban in place.

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Police log: 1-31-2017

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

Courtney Coleman, 35, of 699 Massachusetts Ave., South Boston, was arrested and charged with larceny at 2:59 p.m. Sunday.

Ashley Connolly, of 84 Franklin St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of larceny, failure to stop/yield, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Brelin Espinal, 34, of 56 Kirtland St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with Class A drug distribution at 12:33 p.m. Monday.

Ariel Guzman, 48, of 23 W Green St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and trespassing at 7:02 p.m. Sunday.

Elizabeth Keo, 20, of 84 Hamilton Ave., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing at 12:27 p.m. Monday.

Shannice Molina, of 21 Shepard St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disturbing the peace at 12:10 p.m. Monday.

Matthew Myslinski, 25, of 26 Grove St., was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and Class E drug possession with intent to distribute at 12:11 p.m. Monday.

Joel Sanchez, of 2 Stephen St., was arrested on warrant charges of larceny by false pretense, Class A drug possession and breaking and entering nighttime for a felony at 10:58 p.m. Sunday.

Ian Wilkie, 28, of 384 Eastern Ave., was arrested and charged with home invasion at 2:38 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:13 a.m. Sunday at U-Haul at 282 Lynnway; at 1:19 p.m. Sunday at 72 Lewis St.; at 2:42 p.m. Sunday at 92 Chestnut St.; at 7:04 p.m. Sunday at Mall and N Common streets; at 8:37 p.m. Sunday at 186 Henry Ave.; at 10:19 p.m. Sunday at 12 Chestnut Ave.; at 5:38 a.m. Monday on Ashland Street; at 11:21 a.m. Monday at Fays and Western avenues.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:08 p.m. Sunday at 305 Chestnut St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 7:32 p.m. Sunday on S Elm Street; at 9:58 p.m. Sunday on Arlington Street.

A report of an assault at 10:32 a.m. Monday on S Elm Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:59 a.m. Sunday at 37 Waterhill St.; at 2:16 p.m. Sunday at 36-38 Baker St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:22 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 7:11 p.m. Sunday at 7 Brownville Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:46 a.m. Sunday at Walgreens at 841 Western Ave.; at 2:51 p.m. Sunday at 161 Broad St.; at 6:34 p.m. Sunday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 11:55 a.m. Monday at 56 Lowell St.; at 11:59 a.m. Monday at Kelly Honda at 540 Lynnway.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:47 a.m. Monday on Eastern Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:52 p.m. Sunday at Public Storage at 595 Lynnway.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:42 a.m. Monday at 33 Beacon Hill Ave.

Police log: 1-30-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Assaults

A report of an assault at 11:21 a.m. Sunday on Pleasant Street. Police reported the clerk at Village Market reported that when a female customer was told the store didn’t have what she wanted, she shoved the clerk.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:55 a.m. Sunday at Railroad Right of Way. Police came across a suspicious device while searching for items. The item was a small capacitor that was disposed of.


PEABODY

Arrests

Brian S. Hernandez, 23, of 50 Warren St., Apt. 107V, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 12:07 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:15 a.m. Monday at 7 Forest St. and 2 Dudley St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:29 p.m. Sunday at 9 Taylor St. A caller reported two males knocking on the back door for 15 minutes. Police reported they were high school kids making a movie for school; at 7:48 a.m. Monday at Spring Hill Suites at 43 Newbury St. A caller reported seeing a suspicious person standing outside of the car with binoculars.

A report of a disturbance at 11:43 p.m. Sunday at 8 Oakland St.; at 11:53 p.m. Sunday at Park Place Mobile Home Park at 266 Newbury St.; at 2:20 a.m. Monday at 14 Collins St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 11:44 p.m. Sunday on Westview Circle. A 27-year-old man was taken to Beverly Hospital.


REVERE

Arrests

Edelmira Gavarrete, 40, of 17 Beach Road, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:20 p.m. Friday.

Victor E. Menedez-Lemus, 38, of 20 Woodland Road, Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with assault and battery at 11:43 a.m. Sunday.

Jason Jose Portillo, 18, of 110 Mercer St., Apt. 860, South Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and violation of the city knife ordinance at 10:03 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:55 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 9:47 p.m. Friday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway; at 10:20 p.m. Friday at Revere City Hall on Broadway. Mauricio Soriano-Ramirez, 28, of 22 Yeamans St., was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Edelmira Gavarrete, 40, of 17 Beach Road, was arrested; at 1:02 a.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 1:49 a.m. Saturday on Mahoney Circle; at 1:51 a.m. Saturday at Wonderland Entertainment on North Shore Road; at 12:41 p.m. Saturday on 1a Northbound; at 4:29 p.m. Saturday at Piller House on Lincoln Street; at 5:38 p.m. Saturday at Malden Street and Washington Avenue; at 6:48 p.m. Saturday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 6:19 p.m. Sunday at Cinco De Mayo on Centennial Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:14 a.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:51 p.m. Saturday on Unity Avenue.

A report of an assault and battery at 12:08 p.m. Sunday on North Shore Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:08 a.m. Friday on Tudor Street; at 9:12 p.m. Friday on Ward Street; at 11:39 p.m. Friday at Roseland Properties on Parkside Place; at 2:55 a.m. Saturday on Kimball Avenue; at 3:15 a.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 4:46 a.m. Saturday on Centennial Avenue; at 10:43 a.m. Saturday at St. Jean Credit Union on Shirley Avenue; at 1:43 p.m. Saturday on Yeamans Street; at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Haddon Street and Winthrop Avenue; at 6:51 p.m. Saturday on Revere Street; at 8:09 p.m. Saturday at Four Points Sheraton on Squire Road; at 10:22 p.m. Saturday on Dolphin Avenue; at 11:51 a.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street; at 1:23 p.m. Sunday at Ocean Liquors on Shirley Avenue; at 10:24 p.m. Sunday on Revere Street.

A report of shots fired at 4:03 p.m. Sunday on Sewall Street.

Theft

A report of bicycle theft at 8:41 a.m. Friday on Pomona Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:36 p.m. Friday at Revere High School on School Street; at 12:08 a.m. Saturday on Emmet Terrace; at 5:48 p.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop on Furlong Drive.

 

Big Blue fall to Fishermen

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Louis Olivieri scored a pair of goals in the loss to Gloucester. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

SALEM — In a tightly-contested game between two talented teams, one group has to come out on top. Unfortunately for the Swampscott boys hockey team, it was Gloucester that earned the win Monday night at Salem State’s Rockett Arena. Louis Olivieri scored two goals for Swampscott but the Big Blue fell to the Fishermen, 5-3.

The difference in the contest was a slow start on Swampscott’s end, and Gloucester’s ability to find the net every time the Big Blue clawed back into the game.

“Tonight, unfortunately, was one of those nights where we just didn’t have enough guys going,” Swampscott coach Gino Faia said. “When we’re not playing together as a team, that’s going to happen.”

Gloucester took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Ed Field shot the puck past Big Blue goalie Dan Johnson with nine minutes and 33 seconds to play. Swampscott’s Mike Johnson found himself in a one-on-one with Fishermen goalie Noah Poliskey but his shot was off the mark with 3:43 to play. Andrew Dove found Olivieri open in a two-on-one but the latter’s shot was saved by Poliskey and Gloucester led 1-0 after one.

“They came out fast,” Faia said of the Fishermen. “They were aggressive and we anticipated that, we just weren’t ready for it.”

Liam Lyons found the back of the net with 11 minutes and 48 seconds remaining in the second period to make it 2-0 in Gloucester’s favor. Down two goals, Olivieri carried the Big Blue back into the game, scoring Swampscott’s first goal of the night on assists from Mike Johnson and Stevie Santanello.

“Louis, that was another one of his nice snipes,” Faia said. “He got a pass from the point and had a nice shot. Our first line was going hard and playing well all night.”

With the deficit down to 2-1, Swampscott looked to be back in the game. Gloucester’s Field answered by netting his second goal of the night with 3:16 left in the period to give the Fishermen a 3-1 lead at the end of two.

“It was an off night on our part for sure,” Faia said. “Give Gloucester credit, the came at us hard. They worked hard. Every time we closed the gap, they got one and put the dagger.”

The Big Blue rallied back in the third period. With six minutes and 30 seconds remaining, Dom Codispoti scored to make it a one-goal deficit at 3-2. Once again, the Fishermen rose to the occasion to put the dagger in the Big Blue’s chances.

Sal Constanzo slipped the puck past Dan Johnson into the top right-hand corner of the net to pad Gloucester’s lead at 4-2. Costanzo’s goal was scored with 5:40 remaining.

Olivieri found the net to make it a one-goal deficit, once again, at 4-3 with 2:30 to play.

The Fishermen added an empty-netter in the final minute of the game and walked away with 5-3 win, handing Swampscott its second loss of the season.

Olivieri scored two goals for Swampscott (12-2), while Field netted a pair of goals for Gloucester (5-6-1).

Dan Johnson made 18 saves for the Big Blue. Poliskey made 22 stops for the Fishermen.

Swampscott will hope to regroup before the Big Blue skate against Revere on Saturday.

“We just have to get back to what we were doing in the beginning and come out a little faster,” Faia said. “The last couple games, we’ve had slow starts. We just have to get back to getting the pucks in and working our speed.”