Saugus

Police log: 4-24-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Jose Bonilla, 49, of 18 Locust St., was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of personal injury at 11:06 p.m. Saturday.

Christian Matos, 22, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, two counts of carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card, home invasion, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, firearm use in a felony, reckless endangerment to a child,  Class A drug trafficking more than 36 grams, Class B drug trafficking more than 36 grams, Class B drug possession and Class C drug possession at 2:02 a.m. Sunday.

Adam Mitchell, 30, of 89 Clark St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing and shoplifting by asportation at 8:18 p.m. Thursday.

Miguel Nivar, 33, was arrested and charged with destruction of property at 8:57 a.m. Saturday.

Isaias Orellana, 54, of 60 Sprague St., Revere, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration at 3:49 p.m. Saturday.

Wellington Pena, 41, of 19 Mall St. was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer and on warrant charges of Class A drug possession and trespassing at 10:20 p.m. Friday.

Joel Rosario, 29, of 43 Trinity Ave., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 6:53 p.m. Saturday.

Robert Ross, 37, of 35 Hampshire Road, Peabody, was arrested and charged with trespassing and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor at 12:25 a.m. Saturday.

Jose Santanero-Cordero, of 125 Commercial St., was arrested on warrant charges of malicious wanton property defacement, possession of a burglarious instrument and disguise to obstruct justice at 6:24 p.m. Saturday.

Genaro Viola, of 8 Rantoul Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 6:55 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:21 a.m. Friday at Laighton and Washington streets; at 9:14 a.m. Friday at Exchange and Spring streets; at 9:28 a.m. Friday at Quincy Terrace and Washington Street; at 11:21 a.m. Friday at Central Avenue and Essex Street; at 11:56 a.m. Friday at Cleveland Street and Western Avenue; at 4:27 p.m. Friday at Market and Tremont streets; at 5:47 p.m. Friday on Joyce Street; at 6:40 p.m. Friday at 52 Allen Ave.; at 7:08 p.m. Friday at 5 High Rock St.; at 10:30 p.m. Friday at 316 Eastern Ave.; at 3:14 a.m. Saturday at 228 Chatham St.; at 5:40 a.m. Saturday at 89 Euclid Ave.; at 5:52 a.m. Saturday at Lynn City Hall at 3 City Hall Square; at 8:45 a.m. Saturday on Barnard Circle; at 10:42 a.m. Saturday at 29 Chase St.; at 12:24 p.m. Saturday at Bowler and Chestnut streets; at 2:43 p.m. Saturday at Boston and Ford streets; at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lyman and Washington streets; at 7:31 p.m. Saturday at Atlantic Toyota at 671 Lynnway; at 10:14 p.m. Saturday at 532 Western Ave.; at 5:37 a.m. Sunday at 439 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:21 p.m. Friday at Holyoke and Walnut streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:50 p.m. Friday at 85 Nahant St.; at 7:21 p.m. Friday at 164 Franklin St.; at 1:05 a.m. Sunday at 145 Lewis St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:28 a.m. Friday on Ford Street; at 1:45 a.m. Sunday at Newhall and West Baltimore Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:23 p.m. Friday at 9 Surfside Road; at 9:39 p.m. Saturday at 9 Lander St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:17 p.m. Saturday at 92 Williams Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:48 a.m. Friday at 54 Orchard St.; at 12:51 a.m. Friday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.; at 5:30 a.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 819 Western Ave.; at 9:51 a.m. Friday at 55 Harwood St.; at 1:47 p.m. Friday at 106 Broad St.; at 5:51 p.m. Friday at 60 Atlantic St.; at 1:50 a.m. Saturday at 16 Barrett St.; at 2:11 a.m. Saturday at 35 Fearless Ave.; at 4:18 a.m. Saturday at 156 Linwood St.; at 8:55 a.m. Saturday at 27 Beyer Place; at 12:12 p.m. Saturday at 73 Exchange St.; at 3:02 p.m. Saturday at 100 Willow St.; at 6:26 p.m. Saturday at 86 Mall St.; at 9:31 p.m. Saturday at 332 Boston St.; at 10:21 p.m. Saturday at 44 Nelson St.; at 1:16 a.m. Sunday at 14 Nichols Ave.; at 1:24 a.m. Sunday at 84 Franklin St.; at 2:12 a.m. Sunday at 5 Albany Terrace; at 3:54 a.m. Sunday on Beacon Hill Avenue; at 6:05 a.m. Sunday at New England Laundromat at 143 Franklin St.

A report of a gunshot at 8:29 p.m. Saturday at Lynn English High School at 50 Goodridge St.; at 9:17 p.m. Saturday at Cook Street Playground.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:30 a.m. Friday on Green Street; at 10:32 p.m. Saturday on Milton Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:56 p.m. Friday at 64 Flint St.; at 3:59 a.m. Saturday at 109 Walnut St.; at 11:52 a.m. Saturday at 501 Washington St.; at 4:12 p.m. Saturday at Green Tea at 751 Lynnway; at 3:10 a.m. Sunday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 11:53 a.m. Sunday at 80 Neptune Blvd.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:52 p.m. Friday at Friend and Silsbee streets.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:50 p.m. Friday at 45 Graves Ave.

A report of vandalism at 11:16 p.m. Saturday at 40 Hamilton Ave.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Alison Burr, 62, of 4 Jersey St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 1:54 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:54 p.m. Saturday at Highland Terrace and Bessom Street. A caller reported a woman hit her car and thought the driver was intoxicated. Alison Burr, 62, of Marblehead, was arrested for OUI liquor.

Complaints

A caller reported he saw a suspicious duffle bag at the corner at 10:19 a.m. Friday at Green Street and Meadow Lane. He stated he was going to check it out, but thought better of it. Police reported it was an empty golf bag.

A caller reported he was throwing his trash out and found a cooking knife outside at 6:36 p.m. Friday on Washington Street.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 1:22 a.m. Saturday on Sean’s Way. A caller reported a loud engine from a car drove by. He didn’t see anything but stated that none of his neighbors have cars that sound like that, so it may be kids driving around smoking pot.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:23 a.m. Saturday at Atlantic and Clifton avenues. A caller reported she might be overreacting, but a man asked for directions to the JCC and inquired about other synagogues in the area. She stated she got a “weird vibe” from him. The man was in his 20s, and had the hood up on his sweatshirt. The man had an accent that she described as “Eastern European.”

A caller found a bag with drug paraphernalia on the sidewalk at 10:24 a.m. Saturday at Atlantic and Seaview avenues.


PEABODY

Arrests

Joao Antunes, 54, of 180 Main St., Everett, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation at 5:12 p.m. Friday.

Michael P. McDade, 27, of 90 Aborn St., Apt. 1R, was arrested on warrants at 11:37 a.m. Saturday.

Yan Carlos Morel, 32, of 3 Swampscott Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and marked lanes violation at 10:14 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:14 p.m. Thursday at Lahey Health & Medical Center at 1 Essex Center Drive; at 3:40 p.m. Thursday at Central Street Liquors at 17 Central St.; at 7:34 a.m. Friday at Direct Tire & Auto Service at 231 Andover St. A single-car accident into a guardrail was reported with no injuries; at 1:59 p.m. Friday at 39 Andover St. and Andover Drive; at 3:55 p.m. Friday at 16 Crowninshield St.; at 4:46 p.m, Friday at 66 Andover St.; at 5:16 p.m. Friday at 63 County St.; at 9:29 p.m. Friday at 30 Felton St. and 1 Baldwin St.; at 10:07 a.m. Saturday at 208 Andover St. and Route 128 North. A two-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital; at 10:33 a.m. Saturday at Burlington Coat Factory at 310 Andover St. A three-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Beverly Hospital; at 11:26 a.m. Saturday at 61 Harris St. and 91 Tremont St. A two-car accident was reported. A juvenile was taken to North Shore Children’s Hospital; at 11:43 a.m. Saturday at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill at 210S Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:24 p.m. Friday at 148 Washington St. and 2 Hancock St. The two drivers were criminally cited. One driver was cited for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The other driver was cited with leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:24 p.m. Thursday at Wallis School Apartments at 17 Sewall St. A caller reported a car with multiple occupants was filled with smoke and thought the people were using drugs. Police reported the driver and passenger were vaping.

A report of a disturbance at 10:34 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church at 4 Coolidge Road; at 4:42 p.m. Friday at Namco Pool & Patio at 216 Newbury St.; at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 2 Magnolia Way.

A report of a road rage incident at 4:53 p.m. Friday at Main and Foster streets. A woman reported a white pickup truck drove up beside her on Lowell Street in front of Bunghole Liquors and threw something at the side of her vehicle. Police reported there was damage (a large scratch) to the passenger side rear quarter panel of the vehicle.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 6:09 p.m. Friday at 36 Proctor St. and 18 Oakland St. A caller reported there was a woman outside of his house who was counting pills and shoving them in her bra. Police reported the woman checked out and all appeared to be in order.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:12 p.m. Friday at 13 Nancy Ave. A caller reported his house was egged and thought the suspects were two kids that were seen running toward the park.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

William Burgio, 56, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation, possession of a shielding device and trespassing at 3:12 p.m. Friday.

Joseph Vernon, 21, was arrested and charged with trespassing and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor at 3:07 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:31 p.m. Friday at Panera Bread at 433 Paradise Road; at 4:08 p.m. Friday at Burpee Road and Essex Street; at 2:56 p.m. Saturday at Salem Five at 440 Paradise Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at 20 The Greenway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:58 p.m. Saturday at Cafe Avellino at 242 Humphrey St.

Fire damages Hurd Avenue home

ITEM PHOTO BY THOR JOURGENSEN
A fire at this home appears to have started on the back porch, officials say.

By THOR JOURGENSEN

SAUGUS A two-alarm fire left a Hurd Avenue family of five without a home Friday morning.

No one was hurt in the 9:20 a.m. fire and firefighters rescued the family cat. A teenage family member who was home at the time fled the single-story house unharmed.

Town Highway Department employee Dan Schena was working on Hurd Avenue in front of Veterans Memorial Elementary School when he saw the fire on the other side of the street.

“The whole back porch was engulfed,” he said.

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Schena reported the fire even as Saugus firefighters aided by Lynn, Malden, Melrose and Wakefield firefighters, converged on the scene.

Fire Capt. Chris Rizza said an initial investigation pointed to the rear porch as the fire’s origin but did not initially identify a cause. Rizza said the house is uninhabitable. The fire was extinguished by 11:15 a.m.

Landfill extension plan filed in Saugus

ITEM FILE PHOTO
Pictured is Wheelabrator Saugus.

By PAUL HALLORAN

SAUGUS — Wheelabrator Saugus has applied to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for continued use of its ash residue monofill.

The application seeks no change in the nature of the monofill, the daily capacity, the materials deposited, or operations at the monofill. 

The only proposed change is to apply the same minimum slope to the final grades within two of the five internal valleys of the monofill in a configuration that is consistent with what was already approved for the three other valleys. The application of this same minimum slope would not increase the monofill’s height or footprint.

The monofill is located next to the energy-from-waste facility on Route 107.

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To plan for the possibility that the monofill reaches its currently permitted airspace before the application process is complete, Wheelabrator has submitted a second application to DEP to transport ash off-site to alternative landfills on an as-needed basis.

This option would represent only a temporary solution because the 26 daily truck trips associated with off-site ash transport will result in a bigger impact on the environment and higher costs for municipal and business customers.

Meanwhile, Wheelabrator continues to seek a public dialogue with town officials about a long-term plan for the monofill that would maintain and enhance Wheelabrator’s value to the town.

Wheelabrator Saugus is an integral part of the region’s environmental and economic infrastructure, providing nearby communities and businesses with an environmentally-sound way to convert post-recycled waste to clean energy while creating millions in economic benefits to the Town of Saugus, including jobs, taxes and support for community organizations and activities.

Police log: 4-22-2017

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.

LYNNFIELD

Complaints

On Tuesday at 10:28 a.m., there was a report of a suspicious automobile on Main Street.

At 6:12 p.m., there was a gas grill fire on Doncaster Road that was handled by the fire department.

At 7:39 p.m., there was a suspicious automobile on Lynnbrook Road.

Incidents

On Wednesday at 1:06 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident with property damage at Condon Circle.

At 2:58 p.m., there was a report of a fire on Salem Street.

At 10:33 p.m., a caller on Fairview Avenue reported that a dog had been barking since the early morning hours.

On Thursday at 6:44 p.m., there were motor vehicle violations on North Broadway.

On Friday at 1:10 p.m., there was a report of a suspicious automobile on Prospect Avenue.

At 3:40 p.m., there was a report of a painting missing from a resident’s room on Salem Street.

Police log: 4-21-2017


PEABODY

Incidents

On Monday at 4:19 p.m., a caller reported that a reckless driver got off Route 128 at the Lowell Street exit.

At 5:12 p.m., a caller reported that there were several juveniles in an abandoned factory on Lynnfield Street. The juveniles were sent on their way.

At 6:19 p.m., a manager reported a past larceny of 84 bras from Victoria’s Secret at the Northshore Mall.

At 9:31 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Summit Street.

At 10:53 p.m., there was a report of a dog that was barking on Birch Street and keeping a neighbor up.

At 11:54 p.m., police arrested Austin M. Belanger, 20, of Hobart Street in Danvers on a warrant.

Complaints

On Tuesday at 9:33 a.m., there was a report of a past breaking and entering on Newbury Street.

At 11:36 a.m., a caller had left a voicemail stating that she needed help putting her dog in the car. On callback, she stated her neighbor had helped her secure the dog in the car.

At 12:43 p.m., a caller on North Central Court reported that her neighbor allows her dog to roam off leash, use her lawn as a bathroom, and does not pick up the waste. Animal control mailed a citation warning as well as a copy of the leash law, waste removal law, license application, and an order to license the dog within seven days.

At 4:25 p.m., there was a report of two men drinking in a parked vehicle in a lot on Summit Street. Officers checked the area and the men were sent on their way. The driver was drinking soda.

Arrests

On Wednesday, at 1:47am, there was a report of two men causing a disturbance near the Tedeschi Food Shop on Main Street. Police arrested Khiry Jamal Murray, 26, of Kingsley Terrace in Lynn on charges of disorderly conduct, shoplifting, possessing a firearm without an FID card, possession of firearm or ammunition in a dwelling, and leaving a firearm in a vehicle. Police also arrested Brandon Dixon on Littles Lane in Peabody on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, subsequent offense.

On Friday, at 1:08 p.m., police arrested Kelley Lyn Guillette, 43, of St Ann’s Avenue in Peabody on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to wear a seatbelt; Police also arrested Danielle M. Guillette, 47, of Tanners Court in Peabody on a charge of allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle.

Weapons Charge

At 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday, an anonymous caller said there was a man in the driveway with a rifle and a woman yelling at him. A sergeant arrived on the scene and said the weapon was a bb gun. The anonymous caller called back and said the rifle was in a blue barrel under a pizza box. The man was transported to Salem Hospital and the officer took possession of three bb guns.

Scams, assaults and theft

On Saturday, at 10:16 a.m., a caller reported that he was scammed out of $250 on Facebook; At 12:18 p.m., a criminal complaint was filed against a Hillsboro, NH man for breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property.

At 1:36 p.m., there was a report of a bronze vase stolen from a gravesite at the Puritan Lawn Cemetery.

At 9:20 p.m., a criminal complaint was filed against a Gloucester man for assault and battery.


SAUGUS

Complaints

A road rage incident was reported on Thursday at 12:28 p.m. at the upper parking lot of the Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. Police dispatched but suspect was gone.

On Thursday at 4:41 p.m. a resident came to the station to report she received a check in the mail for $2,650.50 from Hermanos Auto Wholesalers in Florida. Party said she deposited the check into her account and later discovered check did not clear because it was fraudulent. Woman said she never sent she never sent a check to the company but was assessed fees from TD Bank because her account was overdrawn. The bank requested that she make a report to police.

Police were called to the playground on Hurd Avenue about a disturbance on Thursday at 10:16 and 10:26 p.m.  Callers said a group of kids were making noise. Officer sent and told the teens the park was closed and they left without incident.

At 7:43 a.m. Friday police were called about a suspicious black truck in the parking lot of the Ballard School at 25 Richard St. Caller said this has been an issue for several weeks and is concerned. Police investigated and learned vehicle belongs to a custodian in the school.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrest

Delvin Colon, 30, was arrested on Thursday for armed robbery.

Christie Serino Memorial Baseball Tournament starts Sunday

EAST BOSTON — The Third Annual Christie Serino Memorial Baseball Tournament will begin with first round action on Sunday East Boston Memorial Park featuring a pair of games.

East Boston will take on Amesbury High School at 9:30 a.m. in game one and Saugus High School will take on Madison Park at noon.

The two winners will play for the championship next Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m. A consolation game will be played at 10.

The tournament started in 2015 to honor the memory of the late Chris Serino, a Saugus resident and one of the few coaches nationally to have served as an NCAA Division 1 head coach in two major sports, in baseball at the University of New Hampshire in the early 1990s and as head hockey coach at Merrimack College later that decade.

After more than 15 years in the college ranks as both a coach and athletic director, Serino served as head hockey coach and athletic director at Malden Catholic High School from 2006 until he died in 2012.

“I was blessed to count Coach Serino as a dear friend and mentor, and was also fortunate to have been able to coach his two sons, Nick and Anthony, both of whom were outstanding ballplayers,” said Steve Freker, who is the tournament co-director along with Anthony Serino. “(Coach) Serino helped so many players and their families through the years no matter what sport they played or the school they attended. This has been a great way to honor his legacy.”

Freker said the Serino family is grateful to East Boston High School headmaster Phil Brangiforte and the East Boston Jets baseball program for their continued support of this tournament is providing the game site.

An ocean of fun in Saugus

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Kids touch sea stars as the New England Aquarium comes to the Saugus Public Library.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS About 90 children dove into the adventures of The New England Aquarium without having to travel to Boston.

A $500 grant from the Saugus Cultural Council funded a three-hour presentation by the aquarium’s traveling education outreach program at the Saugus Public Library.

“We just want to support the children’s curiosity,” said Children’s Librarian Amy Melton. “It’s great that they’re learning about the natural world around us, especially with our location being so close to the ocean.”

The program teaches children about local marine life and habitats and encourages them to develop a stronger connection to science. The tide pools program specifically focuses on ocean science. It’s split up into separate segments for different age groups to cater the lesson so the children get the most out of the experience.

Program educator Danny Trigone, a marine biologist, teaches multiple hour-long classes, 5 to 6 days each week.

“My goal is really to give them a sense that these animals are local and build a future generation of ocean stewards at an early age,” said Trigone. “We also teach them that they have the power to protect these animals.”

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The toddler level provides sensory exploration with a story-time style lesson with flash cards and photos followed by hands-on activities with the sea creatures they just learned about. The six through eight age group deepens the context of what elementary school students are learning in school about habitats and adaptations. The children investigate and touch tanks that represent three New England coastal habitats.

In a third session, the students learn about how coastal animals have adapted to life in their environment and interact with the animals they live with.

“It was weird that on the hermit crab the skeleton was on the outside and on the starfish, he had lots of eyes,” said 4-year-old Mackenzie Rafferty.

Adriana Mazin, 5, said she found it odd that the starfish had eyes on its legs, rather than above its mouth, which she also believed was in a strange place at the center of its body. Five-year-old Connor Gaudet was concerned the spider crab may have been dead, but then remembered that he learned that the creature tries to blend in with its environment on The Octonauts, a show on Disney Channel.

“I’m really happy the library offered this program it’s a benefit to the town to have things like this,” said parent Talisa Rafferty.


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

Police log: 4-21-2017

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

Shawn Cahill, 26, of 16 Halford Place, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:17 p.m. Wednesday.

Carlos Gonzalez, 18, of 10 Anderson Lane, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance, operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, failure to wear a seatbelt and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday.

Ryan Jimenez, 28, of 11 Middlewood Road, Wenham, was arrested and charged with refusing to produce license/registration/plates and heroin possession at 1:37 a.m. Thursday.

Jonathan Loper, 18, of 172 Linden Ave., Malden, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday.

Carlos Perez, 25, of 199 Curwin Circle, was arrested and charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, failure to wear a seat belt and on warrant charges of two counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, Class A drug distribution and larceny by false pretense at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday.

Jonathan Reyes, 22, of 232 Curwin Circle, was arrested on warrant charges of motor vehicle lights violation and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Moulton and Walnut streets; at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Porter Street; at 1:11 p.m. Thursday at Commercial Street and Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:31 a.m. Thursday at 770 Lynnfield St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday at 501 Washington St.; at 2:03 a.m. Thursday at Little River Inn at 618 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:31 a.m. Thursday at 3 Grosvenor Park.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at 292 Den Quarry Road; at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at 525 Lynnway; at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday at 445 Essex St.; at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday at 72 Lewis St.; at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday at 282 Boston St.; at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at 20 Nahant Place; at 11:48 p.m. Wednesday at 19 Union St.; at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at 319 Lynnway; at 10:07 a.m. Thursday at 115 Chatham St.; at 11:26 a.m. Thursday at 81 Adams St.

A report of a gunshot at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday at Amory and Grove streets.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday on Hamilton Avenue; at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday on Neptune Boulevard.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:50 a.m. Thursday at 40 Lynnfield St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:33 p.m. Thursday at 42 Vine St.

Police log: 4-20-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday on Community Road. Police reported an elderly drive went through the fence at the top of the hill near the playground area. Mo children were injured. Police reported it was a case of mixed up pedals.

Complaints

A report of a party/camp fire at 8:09 a.m. Wednesday on Beacon Street. A caller reported there was a camp fire and drinking party in Steer Swamp and it is a mess with bottles strewn about. The caller said that the fire was “all out” and thinks that there was a group called Friends of Steer Swamp who might want to clean it up.

A report of a person who tried to get in the safe at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported there was an overnight break at the beach garage. Someone reportedly tried to cut open the safe at the garage.

PEABODY

Arrests

Robert M. Doyle, 56, of 261 Newbury St., Apt. 110, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60 and armed robbery at 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

Jael Ernesto Medina, 19, of 68 Veterans Memorial Drive, was arrested on a warrant at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday at 187 Lynn St. Juana Mendez, 22, of 192 Williams Ave., Apt. 2, Lynn, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to use care in start/stop/turn/back.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday at Park Place Mobile Home Park at 266 Newbury St. A caller reported her house was broken into and a playstation was taken. Police reported no forced entry, and that three controllers and a playstation were taken

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on Andover Street; at 2:55 a.m. Thursday at Peabody House at 18 Walnut St.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 7:59 p.m. Wednesday on Lowell Street. A caller reported a man with a bat smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the Speedway lot. Police reported that the suspect and the unknown victim vehicle’s operator are teammates on a high school sports team, and that the matter was a misunderstanding regarding a prank with a miniature baseball bat.

An officer was approached by a woman who located an owl at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Housing Authority at 75 Central St. The animal was brought to a rehab center.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday at 60 Margin St. A caller reported items stolen from the storage area of her apartment. Police reported that a macbook pro was taken; at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday at 117 Tremont St. A caller reported his items were taken while he was at a friend’s apartment. Police reported the items were returned and the caller was satisfied with the outcome.

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. An employee from Hertz reported a stolen vehicle.

A report of a robbery at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Gene’s Barber Shop at 535 Lowell St. A caller reported a man with a knife trying to get money from the owner. The caller described the person as a middle aged white man with a cane, who was trying to shake the owner down for money. The caller stated that at some point, the person pulled a steak knife out. The knife was taken away from the suspect. Robert M. Doyle, 56, of 261 Newbury St., was arrested for armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:50 a.m. Thursday at Corbiel Park on Russell Street. A dog reportedly jumped on a cruiser, resulting in scratches.

SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:13 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut Street and Fairmount Avenue. A caller reported a three-car accident with injury. Two people were taken to Union Hospital and one person was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings at 180 Main St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Citizens Bank at 180 Main St. A caller reported a suspicious man who was trying to cash a suspicious check; at 2:28 p.m. Wednesday at Golf Country at 860 Broadway. A caller reported the building was broken into and the property that may have been inside has been thrown all over the property. Police reported there were no signs of a break and there were just some golf clubs left out.

A report of property damage at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at Lincoln House/Bridgewell at 47 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a car window had been broken. Police reported the damage was on the driver’s side rear window was damaged from the inside out, and that the caller had some recent work done on the vehicle.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday at Speedway at 220 Broadway. A caller reported an outside mulch fire at the business. Engine 3 reported they extinguished a small mulch fire.

SWAMPSCOTT

Arrest

Troy Thiboutot, 48, was arrested and charged with larceny, possession of a shielding device, possession of a burglarious instrument and on warrant charges of shoplifting by asportation and possession of a shielding device at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday at 450 Paradise Road.

Donnell M. Howard, 75

SAUGUS — Mr. Donnell M. Howard, 75, died on Saturday, April 15 at his home in Saugus. He was the loving husband of Jacqueline Powers with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.

Born in Malden, he was the son of the late Stanley and Clare (Mathews) Howard. He worked as a machinist at General Electric for 25 years and then worked at the Saugus Senior Center for 10 years. His passions were spending time with his family and going up to the New Hampshire camp with a nice cigar.

In addition to his wife, Donnell leaves his daughter Julie Brickley and her husband Arthur; two sons, Christopher Howard and his wife Renee, David Howard and his wife Lisa; six grandchildren, Christian, Ashlyn, Gretchen, Declan, Emma, and Michael. He is predeceased by his brother Richard Howard and brother-in-law William Powers.

Service information: Donations in his memory may be made to Joslin Diabetes Ctr., 1 Joslin Pl., Boston, MA 02215 or Joslin.org.

Services are private at the request of the family. For condolences BisbeePorcella.com.

Police log: 4-20-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Edward Perez, of 303 Broadway, was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise, larceny, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and unarmed robbery at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Paul Pustorino, 26, of 10 Barrett Road, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday at 225 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:24 p.m. Tuesday at 27 Houston Place; at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Dollar Tree at 759 Lynnway; at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at 367 Washington St.; at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday at 867 Lynnfield St.; at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday at Hobson and South streets; at 8:41 a.m. Wednesday at Boston and Kirtland streets; at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnway and Shepard Street; at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday at 137 Euclid Ave.; at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday at 873 Lynnfield St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday at 7-Eleven at 303 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday at 66 Laighton St.; at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday at 5 Gardiner St.; at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday at Union and Washington streets.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Mall St.; at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Union St.; at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday at 3 Tower Hill Circle; at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday at 134 Curwin Circle; at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday at 82 West Neptune St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday at Payless Shoes at 17 State St.; at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday at 45/47 Grant St.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday at 89 Clark St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Essex St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday at 33A Jackson St.; at 3:28 p.m. Wednesday at 185 North Common St.  

Police log: 4-19-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday at Harbor and Ocean avenues. A caller reported she saw a man take a cement mooring off of the beach at Cat Boat Cove and put it in the back of his hatchback car.

A report of the grandparent scam at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday on Jersey Street. A caller reported falling for the grandparent scam and gave her credit card information for $2,000. Shortly after the transaction, her grandson came over. She called the bank and was told the money had already left her account.

A caller reported that he heard a group of teens/skateboards coming by the house and “drop something heavy” in the middle of the road at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday on Jersey Street. He checked and found it was an opened package from Guernsey Street. Police spoke with the kids who said they had nothing to do with it. The package was returned to the owner, with nothing damaged or missing.

A report of a person crying at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday on Barnard Hawkes Court. A caller reported hearing someone crying next door and said it happens often. Police reported it was possibly the TV.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Technology Drive; at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday at 33 Fairview Ave. and 2 Troy St. A caller reported he struck a dog in the street. Police reported the dog owner left the area with the dog prior to their arrival; at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 1 Margin St.; at 7:14 a.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Suites at 43 Newbury St.; at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday at 17 Centennial Drive; at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday at 81 Central St. and 1 Goldberg Road.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday on Andover Street. A caller reported that a vehicle pulled over, dropped a bucket on the side of the road and drove off. Police reported an empty bucket was found; at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at 220 Lynn St. A caller reported a man came to the front door and tried to force his way into the front door when she opened it. He drove a red car and had a dog. The caller reported the man asked her if it was her stray dog. She said no and then closed the door. The man then tried to opened the door, before leaving the area; at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday at 8 Villa Lane and 3 Magnolia Terrace. Police checked the area for possible drug activity.

A report of a disturbance at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Redberry Lane.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 1:18 a.m. Wednesday at 6 Orchard Terrace. A caller reported a gray sedan parked and occupied by several youths. The caller thought they might be up to no good. Police reported the people involved agreed to stay inside the residence for the rest of the night.

Fire

A report of a brush fire at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday at Springs Pond. A caller reported he could see a large camp fire across Springs Pond. Police reported they could not find the fire.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday at 35 Veterans Memorial Drive. A caller reported a vandalized car. Police reported there are no suspects.


REVERE

Arrests

Hernan Gavidia, 47, of 651 Beach St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday.

Daniel J. Hanlon, 30, of 60 Putnam St., East Boston, was arrested and charged with speeding, OUI drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Noe A. Hernandez, 41, of 651 Beach St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:46 a.m. Tuesday on Revere Street. Diana L. Ciulla, 63, of 505 Revere Beach Blvd., Apt. 1, was summoned for two counts of leaving an accident scene after property damage and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle; at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday on Reservoir Avenue; at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday on Beach Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday at Hill School on Park Avenue; at 6:46 p.m. Tuesday at Target on Furlong Drive; at 11:31 p.m. Tuesday on Harris Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Beach Parkway.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday on Suffolk Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday on Pearl Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday on Salem Turnpike. A caller reported a chair fell off a car and she drove into it. Police reported two cars drove into a chair that fell off of a sedan. Police removed the chair from the road.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 2:19 a.m. Wednesday on Pratt Overpass. The fire department reported locating a small fire on top of the cliffs and they were relocating to the shops of Saugus. Two small brush fires were reported and extinguished.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Juliana Gonzalez, 34, was arrested and charged with impeded operation and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday at 120 Puritan Road.

Saugus school magic number: $900,000

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The closure of the Ballard Early Education Center is among the proposed cuts to help bridge a potential $900,000 budget gap.

Should the building have to close its doors, the program would move to other public school facilities, said Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi.

“My worst case scenario is on paper right now,” DeRuosi said.

The School Committee voted a $29.6 million budget but the Finance Committee is supporting Town Manager Scott Crabtree’s recommendation for $1.6 million less. After making adjustments to the department’s critical needs, DeRuosi said the district would still face a $900,000 shortfall. Town Meeting will vote on the budget May 1.

At a meeting Tuesday, he proposed cuts that included closing the center and not replacing seven retiring employees, six teachers and a nurse, and cutting one elementary school teacher. Six paraprofessional positions would also be eliminated to save the district between $98,000 and $114,000.

The Ballard Early Education Center has several curriculum-based preschool classes, about five of which are integrated classes of both regular and special education. DeRuosi proposed relocating the more self-contained classes to Saugus High School and the more inclusive classes to Veterans Memorial Elementary School. This year the school has 118 children, though some are half-day and part-time students. Moving the program would save the district between $140,000 and $145,000, he said.

“When you’re spending over $1 million on 45 students, you have to look at how you can do that more efficiently,” said Chairwoman Jeannie Meredith.

Federal loan paves way for Malden streets

DeRuosi also questioned whether two retiring custodians needed to be replaced and whether a currently open position needed to be filled.

DeRuosi added that as a long-term goal, the master plan includes having fewer school buildings. He and School Committee members shared a vision that high school juniors and seniors could take child development courses and volunteer in classrooms to help prepare them to pursue degrees in fields such as social work and education.

By not replacing teachers, some schools would be faced with larger class sizes of up to 26 students, DeRuosi said. He added that parents would have the option to move their children to another school with smaller class sizes.

School Committee member Peter Manoogian argued that keeping smaller class sizes should be a priority when looking at the budget. Member Arthur Grabowski said he would rather see higher paying positions eliminated than teachers and nurses.

The panel also discussed whether the Belmonte Middle School needed its current two vice principals, three councilors and an adjustment counselor in addition to Principal Kerry Robbins.


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

Police log: 4-19-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Rodrigue Abellard, of 73 Washington St., Arlington, was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation and violation of an abuse prevention order at 12:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Jose Chilel Sandoval, 27, of 451 Essex St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday.

Antone Holland, 37, of 92 Walnut St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with trespassing, violation of the city knife ordinance, Class B drug possession and on warrant charges of failure to stop/yield and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 10:17 p.m. Monday.

Adam Konopka was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of destruction of property and disturbing the peace at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday.

Jonathan Loper, 18, of 172 Linden Ave., Malden, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance and trespassing at 5:21 p.m. Monday.

Crystal Madden, 32, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday.

Terrence Murphy, of 70 Burroughs Road, North Reading, was arrested on a warrant charge of disorderly conduct at 11:42 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:10 p.m. Monday on Central Avenue; at 7:07 p.m. Monday at 242 Boston St.; at 10:53 p.m. Monday at 138 Franklin St.; at 7:24 a.m. Tuesday at MBTA Garage at 985 Western Ave.; at 12:06 p.m. Tuesday on Johnson Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:44 p.m. Monday on Market Square.

A report of an assault and battery at 9:14 p.m. Monday on Market Street; at 11:01 a.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Street.

A report of an assault at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:15 p.m. Monday at 69 Lynnway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:38 p.m. Monday at 70 Lafayette Park; at 6:23 p.m. Monday at 9 Evans Lane; at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday at 526 Western Ave.; at 3:38 a.m. Tuesday at 54 Sheridan St.; at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday at 9 Rockmere Gardens; at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at 26 Essex Circle

A report of a gunshot at 4:48 p.m. Monday at Goldfish Pond on Lafayette Park.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:19 p.m. Monday on Boston Street.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 7:21 p.m. Monday on Ellis Street; at 5:22 a.m. Tuesday at 526 Western Ave.

A report of a larceny at 8:46 p.m. Monday at 31 Franklin St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday at 9 Milton St.

Police log: 4-18-2017


LYNNFIELD

Arrests

Jaime H. Avendano, 62, of 41 Bow St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:53 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:52 p.m. Saturday at Post Office Square; at 6:53 p.m. Saturday on Route 128 Southbound, Exit 43; at 10:53 a.m. Sunday at 8 South Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 p.m. Monday at Center Market at 588 Main St.; at 11:28 p.m. Monday at 71 Forest Hill Ave.

Fire

A brush fire was reported at 4:46 p.m. Saturday at Christmas Tree Shop at 28 South Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:40 p.m. Friday at Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St. A caller reported a painting was missing from his father’s room; at 4:34 a.m. Monday at 18 Lakeview Ave. A stolen iPhone was reported.


PEABODY

Arrests

Jorge L. Gonzalez Jr., 41, of 44 Tracey St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:48 a.m. Monday at 24 Fulton St. and 1 Dennis St.; at 12:16 p.m. Monday at Peabody Shell at 85 Lynnfield St.; at 2:34 p.m. Monday at South Peabody Liquor Mart at 87 Lynnfield St.; at 2:52 p.m. Monday at Terrace Estate Garages at 152 Shore Drive; at 3:45 p.m. Monday at CVS at 174 Main St.; at 4:06 p.m. Monday at 300 Andover St.; at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Car Wash at 27 Central St.; at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Technology Drive.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday at 20 Hawthorne Circle. A caller reported her purse was missing from her vehicle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:19 a.m. Monday at 9 Donna St.; at 10:44 a.m. Monday at New England Meat Market at 62 Walnut St.; at 3:32 a.m. Tuesday at 15 Eisenhower Road.

A report of suspicious activity at 4:43 p.m. Monday at 278 Newbury St. A child was reportedly riding around the park on a 4-wheeler; at 8:10 p.m. Monday at 17 Pleasant St. A caller reported multiple people yelling and screaming at him as he was pulling into his driveway; at 4:06 a.m. Tuesday at 23 Rose Circle. A caller reported a man in a pick-up truck with scrap metal in the bed entering multiple private properties.

Fire

A report of a fire inside of an apartment at 3:26 p.m. Monday at 13 Overlook Trail. Police reported the fire was contained in the oven and had been extinguished. There was smoke in the building.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:29 p.m. Monday at Brooksby Village at 301 Brooksby Village Drive. A caller reported a past theft of a large collection of jewelry; at 10:34 p.m. Monday at 440 Jubilee Drive. A caller reported their scooter was stolen, the neighbor chased the people down who stole it, and they abandoned the scooter, and took off. Police reported two teenagers attempted to steal the moped.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday at 26 Paleologos St.


REVERE

Arrests

David A. Cardenas, 35, of 636 Park Ave., was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and operating recklessly so as to endanger at 11:36 p.m. Saturday.

Blake Lee Coughlin, 23, of 22 Lawton Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested on warrants at 10:11 p.m. Monday.

Antonietta C. Giugliano, 36, of 669 Saratoga St., was arrested and charged with larceny at 3:45 p.m. Friday.

Louis M. Guido, 54, of 176 Broadway, Apt. 2A, was arrested on a warrant at 2:17 a.m. Friday.

Walter Alexander Maldonado, 20, of 119 Atlantic Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, nighttime breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, malicious destruction of property and resisting arrest at 10:16 p.m. Monday.

Kevin M. McDonald, 32, of 905 Saratoga St., Apt. 1, East Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 8:43 p.m. Friday.

Joshua Mendez-Ramos, 20, of 1028 North Shore Road, Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and on a warrant at 8:10 p.m. Sunday.

Jose A. Munoz-Gomez, 25, of 447 Eastern Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with two counts of failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger, operating a motor vehicle without a license and unregistered motor vehicle at 5:22 p.m. Friday.

Brunilda Petushi, 35, of 800 Governors Drive, Apt. 8, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 7:52 p.m. Friday.

Alexandra Robinson, 32, of 35 Cutler St., Winthrop, was arrested on warrants at 11:46 p.m. Saturday.

Daniel C. Vasconcelos, 42, of 30 Eustis St., Apt. 2R, was arrested and charged with operating after a suspended license or right to operate, leaving an accident scene with personal injury/no death and crosswalk violation at 6:59 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:57 a.m. Friday on Brown Circle; at 4:42 p.m. Friday at Mass General Hospital on Ocean Avenue; at 6:17 p.m. Friday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 7:17 p.m. Friday on American Highway; at 12:04 a.m. Saturday at Darque Tan on American Legion Highway; at 8:49 a.m. Saturday at McDonald’s on Squire Road; at 12:29 p.m. Saturday on Squire Road; at 2:20 p.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 4:15 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 4:35 p.m. Saturday at Sabella’s Ravioli on Broadway; at 7:56 p.m. Saturday at New Revere Police Station on Revere Beach Parkway; at 11:36 p.m. Saturday on Park Avenue; at 2:36 p.m. Sunday at Fiores Market on Revere Street; at 3:59 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America on American Legion Highway; at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Marina Restaurant at the Wharf on North Shore Road. Joseph L. Pescione, 30, of 21 Wadsworth Ave., Apt. 2, was summoned for OUI drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle; at 1:40 p.m. Monday at Sunoco on North Shore Road; at 3:56 p.m. Monday on Joey Road; at 6:59 p.m. Monday at Mountain Avenue and Broadway; at 11:53 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:29 p.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road. Maria S. Nascimento, 46, of 123 Vernal St., Apt. 3, Everett, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving an accident scene after property damage.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 12:34 a.m. Saturday on Broadway.

A report of an assault at 12:42 p.m. Monday on Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:24 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street.

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:20 p.m. Sunday on North Shore Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:14 a.m. Friday at Shipwreck Lounge on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 10:23 a.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Squire Road; at 11:22 a.m. Friday on Shirley Avenue; at 12:51 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 7:48 p.m. Friday on Glover Drive; at 12:51 a.m. Saturday on Orvis Road; at 12:55 a.m. Saturday on Thornton Street; at 1:27 a.m. Saturday on Bosson Street; at 2:33 a.m. Saturday on Ocean Avenue; at 11:13 a.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 2:24 p.m. Saturday at McKinley School on Yeamans Street; at 5:53 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens on Broadway; at 6:36 p.m. Saturday at Revere Fire Department Central Station on Broadway; at 7:25 p.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Harris Street; at 10:35 p.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 11:20 p.m. Saturday at Rumney Flats on Ward Street; at 4:28 a.m. Sunday at Fr Brennan Hall on Winthrop Avenue; at 10:10 a.m. Sunday at Joe’s Market on Squire Road; at 5:06 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 8:10 p.m. Sunday on North Shore Road; at 9:58 p.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue; at 11:10 p.m. Sunday on School Street; at 11:24 p.m. Sunday on Florence Avenue; at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 1:09 a.m. Monday at Sammy’s Patio on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 2:02 a.m. Monday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 3:02 a.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue; at 3:32 a.m. Monday on Sumner Street; at 8:47 a.m. Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street; at 1:49 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 3:43 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 8:12 p.m. Monday on Tuttle Street; at 8:58 p.m. Monday at Drive-In Diner on Lee Burbank Highway.

A report of a deceased whale at 12:26 p.m. Friday on Eliot Circle.

A report of shots fired at 10:39 p.m. Sunday on River Avenue; at 10:11 p.m. Monday on Sargent Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:03 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street.

A report of a robbery at 9:21 p.m. Sunday at Wonderland Convenience Store on North Shore Road.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:44 a.m. Monday at IHOP on Squire Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:59 p.m. Friday at Revere Karate Academy on Broadway.

A report of vandalism at 6:44 p.m. Friday at Little League Park on Winthrop Avenue; at 8:54 p.m. Friday on Bellingham Avenue; at 8:43 a.m. Sunday on School Street; at 3:35 p.m. Sunday on Taft Street; at 5:21 p.m. Monday on Suffolk Avenue; at 8:53 p.m. Monday on Revere Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Sophat Kem, of 23 Flint St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 8:28 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:29 a.m. Friday at Eastern Bank at 605 Broadway; at 4:31 a.m. Sunday at 52 Summer St.; at 7:56 p.m. Monday at Home Depot at 564 Broadway

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:13 p.m. Friday at U-Haul Co. of Boston at 66 Broadway

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:23 p.m. Friday at Walnut and Spring streets; at 9:54 a.m. Sunday at Lincoln Avenue and Ernest Street

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 3:43 p.m. Monday at Breakheart Reservation at 117 Forest St. Two purses were reported stolen after a car break-in

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:29 a.m. Saturday at 2 Biscayne Ave. A caller reported waking up to the sound of her window breaking and hearing footsteps take off. The caller was unaware of how many people were involved and could not provide any suspect information; at 6:39 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Cemetery on Winter Street. A caller reported a man appeared to be taking flowers off of gravestones. Police reported the man was cleaning the area around his late relative’s grave; at 4:20 a.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven at 32 Hamilton St. A caller reported a man in a blue BMW had been following him and attempted to strike his car; at 5:27 p.m. Sunday at 6 Elizabeth Court. A caller reported an unknown man was walking through her backyard. When she confronted him, he ran away. Police were unable to find the man.

A report of a disturbance at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at Fox Hill Yacht Club at 114 Ballard St. A caller reported a man in his 40s was punching the walls inside the building and then left. Police were unable to find the man; at 6:08 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 10:26 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 2:35 a.m. Sunday at 25 Stillings Road; at 9:03 p.m. Sunday at Kowloon Restaurant at 948 Broadway; at 11:02 p.m. Sunday at Prankers Pond; at 11:13 p.m. Sunday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway; at 6:46 p.m. Monday at 1201 Broadway; at 8:42 p.m. Monday on Cliff Road.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 5:01 p.m. Saturday at 239 Walnut St. A dumpster fire was reported; at 8:26 p.m. Sunday at Prankers Pond at 7 Cliff Road. A small fire around the pond was extinguished; at 11:04 a.m. Monday on Scotts Mill Court. A caller reported a smouldering pile of mulch.

A report of a fire investigation at 8:21 p.m. Monday at 17 Hammersmith Drive. A caller reported seeing an explosion in the pond behind his house.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:44 p.m. Monday at Super Petroleum at 1330 Broadway A caller reported her wallet was stolen and someone rented a car in her name after the theft.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:49 a.m. Saturday at 38 Fairchild Ave.; at 2:54 a.m. Monday at 5 Tuscan Ave. A caller reported a brick was thrown through his window from a grey vehicle with four occupants. Police reported a car was vandalized, along with two house windows.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Kathy Sheehan, 63, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, license not in possession, leaving the scene of personal injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, OUI liquor second offense and failure to use care starting at 3:17 p.m. Monday.

Wendy Bergstrom, 51, was arrested and charged with uninsured motor vehicle/trailer and unregistered motor vehicle at 6:01 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:24 p.m. at Eastern Bank at 405 Paradise Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:30 a.m. Monday at 500 Puritan Road.

Sears protester: They know what happened

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Richard Stelmack protests in front of Sears.

SAUGUS It’s a classic David versus Goliath battle.

The fight between Richard Stelmack of Malden and Sears has spilled out onto Route 1.

For months, the 63-year-old retired truck driver has been picketing in front of the Square One Mall.

His beef?  Stelmack said the workers who delivered his 22-cubic-foot Kenmore refrigerator last summer caused $3,200 damage to his kitchen floor.

“I noticed the gouges when the delivery guys drove away,” he said. “I made a half dozen calls to Sears customer service and customer resolution, but they gave me the run around.”

The lack of response from the retailer spurred Stelmack to march up and down the sidewalk in front of Sears with a sandwich board sign.

Since picketing began, two Sears employees have come out to talk to him. But Stelmack refused to discuss the case with them.

“What do they know about it?” he said. “These 20-something kids can’t do anything for me.”

Last fall, he heard from Border Transfer of Massachusetts, the Westwood company that made the delivery.

In the letter, Abe Matos, the company’s director of carrier relations, apologized and asked him to give them a call.

But Stelmack declined.

“Why should I have to call anyone?” he said. “I sent letters to the Sears CEO, customer service, claims resolution and the trucking company. They know exactly what happened, why did they wait so long to write me? It’s not about the money.”

Still, in February Stelmack filed suit in small claims court seeking interest and attorney fees that total more than $10,000. The court date is set for July.

Matos could not be reached for comment. Sears declined comment. 

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

 

Businesses joining to help Saugus schools

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Local businesses will raise money for Saugus Public Schools for the 25th year in a row.

The 2017 Taste for Education fundraiser will be Monday, May 1 from 6-9 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers. The annual event is sponsored by the Saugus Business Education Collaborative.

Guests mingle while tasting menu items from participating restaurants. The evening is billed as an opportunity for business owners to meet and form relationships with each other. Last year, more than 330 people attended and more than $17,000 was raised for the fund.

Each Saugus elementary school principal chose to use the money to purchase Chromebooks for students.

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Among the dozens of local restaurants, caterers, chefs and businesses participating this year are Kelly’s Roast Beef, Kowloon Restaurant, Prince Pizzeria, Victor’s Italian Cuisine, The Tumble Inn Diner, Fuddruckers, J & M Specialty, Caryn’s Sports Bar, Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc., Out of Asia,  Sweet Deal, Teresa’s Italian Eatery, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Edible Arrangements, The Lenox Hotel, and Casa Vallarta.

SBEC president John Smolinsky will serve as the master of ceremonies. Perfect Parties will provide music and Balloonatics will bring the balloons. The evening will also feature several raffles, silent, and live auctions.

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at each of the public schools, the Saugus Public Schools Administration Building and North Shore Bank’s Route 1 branch.

 

Police log: 4-18-2017

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

Timothy Taylor, of 7 Rantoul Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of armed robbery and larceny from person at 11:13 a.m. Monday.

Karen Vasquez, 29, of 130 Lewis St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 12:18 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:34 p.m. Sunday at 5 Lowell St.; at 4:20 a.m. Monday at 19 Lafayette Park; at 12:50 p.m. Monday at 177 Chatham St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:06 p.m. Sunday at 307 Curwin Circle; at 11:08 p.m. Sunday at Holyoke and Myrtle streets; at 12:16 a.m. Monday at 15 Parkland Ave.; at 11:44 a.m. Monday at 546 Lynnfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:11 p.m. Sunday at 26 Waitt Road; at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Broad and Green streets; at 4:16 p.m. Sunday at 559 Western Ave.; at 10:01 p.m. Sunday at Adams and Rockaway streets; at 10:23 a.m. Monday at Nahant Rotary at 1 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 12:53 p.m. Monday on Western Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:48 a.m. Sunday at 104 Newhall St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:43 a.m. Monday at 28 Lincoln St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:57 a.m. Sunday at 58 Estes St.; at 6:07 p.m. Sunday at 161 Broad St.; at 12 a.m. Monday at 85 Alley St.; at 1:20 a.m. Monday at 35 Washington St.; at 1:21 a.m. Monday at 124 Central Ave.; at 1:26 a.m. Monday at 137 Broad St.; at 2:20 a.m. Monday at Tech Field at 80 Neptune Blvd.; at 4:03 a.m. Monday at 29A Mall St.; at 2:44 p.m. Monday at 751 Lynnway.

A report of a gunshot at 3:09 p.m. Sunday at 25 Exchange St.; at 5:33 p.m. Sunday at 75 Marion St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:19 p.m. Sunday on Farrar Street; at 10:14 p.m. Sunday on Lockwood Road; at 12:59 p.m. Monday at Greystone Park and Lynn Shore Drive.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:06 a.m. Sunday at 4 Regent Place; at 12:08 p.m. Sunday at 149 Walnut St.; at 9:22 a.m. Monday at 108 Gardiner St.; at 1:26 p.m. Monday at 780 Lynnway.

Police log: 04-17-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a couple all over each other at 7 p.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported he witnessed a couple “all over each other and exposing themselves in the process.” He wanted someone to check it out and have them stop. The couple appeared to be in their late teens. Police reported the couple was leaving the beach and nothing was going on.

A report of a man hiding behind a tree at 10:38 p.m. Sunday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported he could “see a man hiding behind a tree and he has no business being there.”

A report of tapping at the door at 2:10 a.m. Monday on Locust Street. A caller reported hearing tapping sounds at the front or her back of her residence. She didn’t see anyone. She went downstairs and turned the lights on, and the tapping sounds continued. Police spoke with the resident and reported it was a skunk.


PEABODY

Arrests

Kelley Lyn Guillette, 43, of 33 St Anns Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to wear a seat belt at 1:08 p.m. Friday.

Walter Maldonado, 40, of 136 Denson St., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 6:34 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:04 p.m. Friday at Bank of America at 189 Andover St.; at 5:40 p.m. Friday at Petco at 10 Sylvan St.; at 6:33 p.m. Friday at 23 Driscoll St.; at 9:02 p.m. Friday at Main and Foster streets. One person was taken to Salem Hospital; at 9:32 a.m. Saturday at 2 Walnut St. and 3 Central St.; at 11:50 a.m. Saturday at 39 Cross St.; at 10:44 a.m. Sunday at Four Season Cleaners at 37 Margin St.; at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at CVS at 637 Lowell St.; at 5:19 p.m. Sunday at Wendy’s on Dearborn Road; at 11:23 p.m. Sunday at 9 Driscoll St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:43 a.m. Monday on Walnut Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:18 p.m. Saturday at 4 Forest St. Bryson Poland, 21, of 27 Union St., Apt. 1, Hillsboro, New Hampshire, was summoned for malicious destruction of property and nighttime building breaking and entering for a felony.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:10 p.m. Friday at Four Star Service at 134R Newbury St.; at 8 p.m. Friday at 44 Holten St. and 6 Pleasant St.; at 8:09 p.m. Friday at 5 Pleasant St.; at 10:03 p.m. Friday at 5 Bragg St.; at 8:23 p.m. Saturday at 1 Belfast St. A distraught woman reported she had some money missing. Amber Marie Williams, 23, of 271 Chatham St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was summoned for unarmed robbery and larceny from person; at 9:20 p.m. Saturday at Carraba’s Restaurant at 1A Newbury St. A caller reported being involved in a fight with his coworker. Joshua S. Silva, 27, of 34 Riverview Road, Gloucester, was summoned for two counts of assault and battery; at 9:42 p.m. Saturday at 2 Market St. and 115 Russell St.; at 1:24 a.m. Sunday at 111 Foster St.; at 4:18 a.m. Sunday on Hardy Street; at 8:46 p.m. Sunday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St.; at 9:07 p.m. Sunday at 89 Endicott St.; at 10:13 p.m. Sunday at 10 Holten St.; at 12:50 a.m. Monday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St.; at 5:28 a.m. Monday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.; at 5:31 a.m. Monday at 34 Sherman St.; at 5:48 a.m. Monday at Pilgrim Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center at 96 Forest St.

A report of suspicious activity at 6:07 p.m. Friday at Peabody House at 18 Walnut St. A caller reported a suspicious “bucket” in the lobby. Police reported an officer had already removed the bucket; at 4:19 p.m. Sunday at Tedeschi Food Shops at 598 Lowell St. A caller reported that a man was reaching for something inside. The caller reported being nervous because of they thought it might have been a gun based on the actions of the person; at 7:38 p.m. Sunday at 7 Hilltop Drive. A caller reported an ongoing issue regarding youths in the neighborhood hitting his fence was lacrosse balls.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 11:36 p.m. Friday on Overlook Trail. Police reported the person overdosed on sleeping pills and was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:27 p.m. Friday at Puritan Lawn Cemetery at 185 Lake St. A caller reported a bronze vase was stolen from her father’s grave site; at 1:36 p.m. Saturday at Puritan Lawn Cemetery at 185 Lake St.; at 9:31 p.m. Sunday at Sunoco at 144 Newbury St. A caller reported a wallet was stolen. A wallet containing two credit cards, along with $500 was stolen.


SWAMPSCOTT

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:39 p.m. Sunday on Cherry Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:29 p.m. Sunday at 33 Cherry St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:30 a.m. Monday at 500 Puritan Road.

Saugus will show its appreciation to veterans

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — World Series Park will host a Veterans and Military Appreciation Day in September with reenactments, military vehicles, and baseball.

The Saugus Veterans Council will unveil and dedicate a POW/MIA stadium seat and honor POWs and MIAs. A commemorative ceremony with elected and military officials will also take place.

The event is sponsored by Wheelabrator Saugus, an energy-from-waste facility that provides disposal of up to 1,500 tons per day of waste from 10 Massachusetts communities. Many other area businesses have agreed to donate food.

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with World Series Park and the Saugus Veterans Council to honor our veterans and active military personnel, and pay tribute to their service to our country,” said Peter Kendrigan, general manager of Wheelabrator Saugus.

Throughout the day there will be a parachutist, singers, a torch lighting, and a balloon release. All veterans and active military are invited to attend and receive challenge coins. They will also be treated to food and drinks. Entertainment will be provided by the U.S. Navy Band, Tom Rosa and Company, and  the Senior Tone and BEat ConnXtionz Dance Company.

“Our goal is to have the community come together to honor our veterans and active military,” said Bob Davis, superintendent of World Series Park.

Davis is arranging for the landing and display of a Massachusetts National Guard Army Black Hawk helicopter. Military vehicles and classic cars will also be on display. Drill teams, marching units, military reenactments and displays, a parade of motorcycles and a large American Flag displayed from a fire truck will be on hand.

American flags will also be distributed. Following the ceremony, the U.S. Army baseball team called West Point will play. The annual Saugus alumni baseball game will follow.

A moon bounce and costumed characters will provide entertainment for children.


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

Peabody’s D’Angelo perfect against Revere

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Peabody’s Alex D’Angelo, in his first varsity appearance, tossed a perfect game against Revere.

By ANNE MARIE TOBIN

PEABODY — What a week it has been for the Peabody High baseball team.  The Tanners opened the season with wins against two teams (St. John’s Prep and Danvers) that had humiliated them last year, then defeated Saugus Thursday in its home opener..

That was nothing compared to what happened Saturday.

Alex D’Angelo, making his first ever appearance in a varsity game, did the unthinkable.  The junior threw the rarest game of all, a perfect game.  He faced 21 batters and retired 21 batters in the Tanners’ 6-0  win over Revere at Bezemes Field Saturday morning.

The game was a pitchers’ duel until the sixth inning when Peabody scored five runs to cap the win.

Defensively, D’Angelo had a little help from his friends.

In the top of the fourth inning, Chris Gillen and Jake Doherty saved a hit with a bang-bang play on a grounder to third.  Gillen fielded the ball, but his throw was a bit off the mark on the home plate side of the first base bag.

“Doherty made a circus play, taking the throw and was pulled off the bag, but he reached back and tagged the guy to get the out,” Peabody coach Mark Bettencourt said.  “It was just a great play.”

In the top of the sixth inning, it was right fielder Nick Palma’s turn to play hero.

“Not only did he have a great day at the plate, going three-for-three with two RBI, he made an incredible diving, shoestring catch to keep the no-hitter and perfect game alive,” said Bettencourt.  “That was another really big play that stood out.”

Ultimately, however, it was D’Angelo who got the job done, but it was nerve wracking to say the least.

With two outs in the top of the final inning, he threw three straight balls to the 21st batter he faced, third baseman Matt Cravotta.

“Things had been really quiet on the bench, nobody was saying anything and everybody was just leaving Alex alone as you always do when a no-hitter, let alone a perfect game is on the line,” said Bettencourt.  “When the count was 3-0, we all thought, oh, no, oh no, we couldn’t believe it.”

D’Angelo buckled down and threw a strike.  His next pitch was also a strike that was fouled off to bring the count to 3-2 and set the stage.

“He (the batter) tapped the ball back to Alex and that was that,” Bettencourt said.
To put it all in perspective, in 140 years of Major League Baseball in more than 210,000 games, only 23 pitchers have thrown a perfect game, and nobody has ever done it more than once.

In Peabody, however, perfection isn’t as rare as you might think.  

On April 29, 2014, softball pitcher Shelbi Wilson, now a sophomore on the Wheaton College softball team, faced (and retired) all 21 Gloucester batters in a 9-0 Tanners’ win in an outing for the ages, the only perfect game coach Butch Melanaphy had witnessed in his tenure.

“Nobody realized what she had done and that includes Shelbi,” said Melanaphy with a laugh. “They were all in shock when they found out at the end of the game. Watching the way she pitched today was truly unbelievable.”  Wilson struck out eight, and received some help from an airtight defense.

D’Angelo finished with only five strikeouts, but like Wilson, was aided by a perfect defensive effort to pull off the incredible feat.  Bettencourt said it was a total team effort with every fielder on the team except one, center fielder Jake Zeuli, making a putout.

“To be honest, we were planning to split the game,” Bettencourt said.  “We hoped to get four innings from Alex and have Will Diezemann finish up.  What was really impressive was that Alex had only five strikeouts so we had to make 16 plays in the field for outs.”

While perfect games are rare, Bettencourt knows a thing or two about them, having witnessed two in the last two years, the first one tossed by his 9-year old daughter Abigail two years ago in the semifinals of the state Little League state championship softball tournament.

“That game against Assabet Valley was the only other perfect game that I have ever been witness to as a coach or player,” he said.

Michael J. Kolenda, 55

SAUGUS — Michael Joseph Kolenda, 55, of Saugus, died early on Monday, April 3, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose following a brief illness.
Born in Saugus, he was the son of the late Michael A. and Alice T. (Kijewski) Kolenda. He was raised in Saugus and later was at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers before moving back to Saugus a few years ago.
Michael leaves behind a sister Michelle Kolenda, a nephew Christopher Bari, and three nieces, Amber Leigh, Nikole Diane, and Miranda Kolenda, and is also survived by his two guardians, Alice Shea and Carol Herrick. He was predeceased by his brother Paul Michael Kolenda.
Service information: Following cremation, a graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at the family lot at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Broadway, Lynn, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Arrangements were made by the Conway, CAHILL-BRODEUR Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Visit Ccbfuneral.com for online obituary and sign guestbook.

Police Log: 4-15-2017

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

Mayya Shoykhet, 28, of 10 Farrar St., was arrested at 4:24 p.m. Thursday for trespassing.

Eliza Wallner, 28, of 10 Farrar St., was arrested at 4:26 p.m. Thursday for driving with a suspended license and a state highway traffic violation and trespassing.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at 24 Dexter St.; at 4:22 p.m. Thursday at 494 Western Ave.; at North Shore Community College at 30 Broad St. at 7:35 p.m.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:32 a.m. Friday at 79 Newhall St.


MARBLEHEAD

Suspicious Activity

Report of a lost Citi credit card on Thursday at 12:26 p.m. in the area of the Bliss Salon; on Thursday at 3:13 p.m. caller said she received a telephone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS at 240-848-7050 but is convinced it’s a scam. Woman with two young children called on Thursday at 4:19 p.m. to say she was at the park and is afraid to walk to her car because of turkeys. Officer assisted family back to the car.


NAHANT

Citizens Assisted

Police report of citizen assists on Flash Road on Wednesday at 1:55 p.m.; at the Nahant Housing Authority on Wednesday at 4:10 p.m.; of a gas odor on Nahant Road Wednesday at 8:32 p.m.

 


 

SAUGUS

Complaints

A building check was requested for the Oaklandvale Elementary School at 266 Main St. on Wednesday at 1:27 a.m.; police officers reported an unoccupied vehicle in the Dick’s Sporting Goods parking lot at the Square One Mall on Wednesday at 2:32 a.m. When they ran the plates, they discovered the green GMC Envoy had revoked insurance. Car seized and impounded. On Wednesday at 4:28 a.m. caller reported a white male in a dark shirt riding a bike was looking into multiple vehicles near the Square One Mall at 455 Essex St. Four police officers spotted suspect and placed him under arrest.

 

James K. Crotty, 62

SAUGUS — Mr. James K. Crotty, age 62, died on Friday, April 7 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Elliott.

Born in Winthrop, he was the loving son of James and Helen (Hannon) Crotty of Saugus. He spent most of his life in Saugus and worked as a general contractor in the construction industry.

Mr. Crotty also leaves four beloved children, Marcus Crotty of Texas, Valorie Crotty of Washington, Ryan Elliott and his wife Gia of Saugus, Avery Crotty of Saugus; his cherished grandson, Logan Crotty of Saugus; his dear sister, Bonnie Ducott of Saugus, and his nephew, Douglas Ducott of Saugus.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, Mass. Chapter, 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA 01760.

Service information: Services were private at the request of the family. Arrangements by BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, Saugus.

James K. Crotty, 62

SAUGUS — Mr. James K. Crotty, 62, died on Friday, April 7, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Born in Winthrop, he was loving son of James and Helen (Hannon) Crotty of Saugus. He spent most of his life in Saugus and worked as a general contractor in the construction industry.

Mr. Crotty also leaves four beloved children, Marcus Crotty of Texas, Valorie Crotty of Washington, Ryan Elliott and his wife Gia of Saugus, Avery Crotty of Saugus; his cherished grandson Logan Crotty of Saugus; his dear sister Bonnie Ducott of Saugus and his nephew Douglas Ducott of Saugus.

Service information: Donations in his memory may be made to Leukemia Society of America, Mass. Chapter, 9 Erie Dr., Natick, MA 01760.

Services were private at the request of the family.  Arrangements by BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, Saugus.

 

$82K for Chromebooks among Saugus requests

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Chromebooks for students, pump station repairs, and a new fire truck dominate warrants for the May 1 Annual Town Meeting and a Special Town Meeting.

The Board of Selectmen closed warrants for the meetings. The purpose is to close the special Town Meeting sooner, rather than waiting for the annual meeting to close, which could be as late as June 30, said Town Manager Scott Crabtree.

When the meetings end with unfinished business, they resume to the following Monday until all decisions are made.

The School Committee submitted a request for $82,000 for the one-time purchase of Chromebooks for Saugus Public Schools, which are necessary to comply with statewide computer-based testing, such as MCAS.

Crabtree also included a request to fund Chromebooks, citing confusion about whether the School Department had already requested the money.

“They haven’t identified a source of funding,” Crabtree said. “It’s kind of difficult when you don’t have a conversation with the Town Manager. I also have heard discussions that they may have money within their budget to pay for the Chromebooks.”

Ruggiero put her best foot forward

Town Meeting members will first take up articles that include appropriating money to repair and maintain parks and playgrounds; to design, construct, repair and replace parks and playgrounds and parks; and to make capital improvements to the Lincoln Avenue Pumping Station.

Crabtree said the pumping station, which hasn’t seen major improvements in more than a decade, is in need of repairs and upgrades. He said the existing station is worth about $100 million but is in need of a new bypass. He called the issue a time sensitive priority.

Crabtree is also asking to add money to the town’s stabilization fund. He said he hopes to increase the town’s bond rating to Triple A, so they can pay less interest when borrowing and allow the town’s tax dollars to go further.

“These articles that I’m asking for sort of stay in line with what our priorities are,” said Crabtree. “We’re continuing to take action to build the town’s financial health and stability, improve parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields, and (make) town-wide improvements for our infrastructure.”

The Annual Special Town Meeting articles will follow.

Several articles from Crabtree include a request to purchase a new fire engine for the Fire Department, and to appropriate money for a Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust. He also wants members to reauthorize revolving funds for supporting recreational programs, and for activities at the senior center.


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

Police log: 4-14-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Raelyn Barrett, 31, of 45 Tudor St., was arrested on warrant charges of leaving the scene of property damage and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 11:20 a.m. Thursday.

Brian Chandler, of 41 Light St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery and refusing to produce DNA database sample at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday.

Courtney Feeley, 28, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on warrants at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday.

Sixto Lopez-Nolasco, 38, of 20 New Park St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 7:11 a.m. Thursday.

Lawrence Morrison, 54, of 33 High St., was arrested and charged with larceny from a building at 3:10 p.m. Thursday.

Julio Toro, 45, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut and Howard streets; at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Chestnut streets; at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Union St.; at 10:03 p.m. Wednesday on Casco Road; at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at 24 Dexter St.; at 2:51 p.m. Thursday at East Boston Savings Bank at 335 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday at 182 Alley St.; at 12:56 p.m. Thursday at Brimblecom Street and Western Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 12:32 p.m. Thursday at Joyce and Union streets.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday at 35 Walnut St.; at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at South Common and Shepard streets; at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday at 9 Lyman St.; at 5:38 p.m. Wednesday at 43 Cottage St.; at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday at 50-52 Newhall St.; at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at Green Tea at 751 Lynnway; at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday at 150 Walnut St.; at 12:57 p.m. Thursday at DPW Garage & HQ at 250 Commercial St.; at 1:34 p.m. Thursday at Silsbee and Union streets; at 3:03 p.m. Thursday at Dental Office at 160 Market St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Boston St.; at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at 120 Broad St.; at 12:40 p.m. Thursday at State Street Liquors at 44 State St.

A report of a robbery at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday at 86 Lewis St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday at 227 Eastern Ave.; at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at 229 Curwin Circle.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:44 a.m. Thursday at 9 Milton St.; at 2:28 p.m. Thursday at Washington Street and Western Avenue.

Police log: 4-13-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Anthony M. Stone, 25, of 51 Broughton Road, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 8:28 p.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of an elderly woman in traffic at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday at Jersey and Shepard streets. A caller reported an elderly woman in a hot pink outfit jumping out into traffic attempting to catch a ride. Police couldn’t find the woman.


PEABODY

Arrests

Jorge L. Gonzalez Jr., 41, of 44 Tracey St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with daytime building breaking and entering for a felony, larceny from a building and on a warrant at 1:56 p.m. Thursday.

Jennifer Guarino, 34, of 44 Tracey St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with daytime building breaking and entering for a felony and larceny from a building at 1:56 p.m. Thursday.

Michelle M. Mackenzie, 56, of 7221 Crane Brook Way, was arrested on warrants at 9:32 a.m. Thursday.

Christopher D. Tilley, 49, of 60 Harrison Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 12:21 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday at 485 Lowell St.; at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Emery St. and 80 Prospect St.; at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday at Bertucci’s Pizza at 15 Newbury St.; at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday at 564 Lowell St. A head-on collision was reported; at 10:03 p.m. Wednesday on Lynnfield Street; at 6:19 a.m. Thursday at 56 Washington St.; at 10:16 a.m. Thursday at 12 Wallis Ann Road and 22 Sutton St.; at 2:59 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Church at 140 Lynn St.; at 3:47 p.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 162 Washington St.; at 4 p.m. Thursday at 36 Prospect St. and 2 Tomah Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday at 44 Keys Drive.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Johnson St.; at 1:56 p.m. Thursday at 1 Andover Drive. A caller reported two people breaking and entering at 2 Andover Drive Building B. Police reported having two suspects stopped on Tracey Street. Jorge L. Gonzalez Jr., 41, of Peabody, and Jennifer Guarino, 34, of Peabody, were arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday at 7 School St.; at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Oak St.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:58 p.m. Thursday at 278 Newbury St. A caller reported holes in the back of his trailer, possible from a BB gun. Police reported two BB holes in the shed

A report of gunshots at 1:40 p.m. Thursday at Just In Time Cafe at 2 First Ave. A caller reported she heard gunshots in the area. Police reported the sound was likely coming from the construction at 5 Fifth St. They are repairing the roof and when they drop the material, it is making a banging sound.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday at T.J. Maxx at 300 Andover St.; at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. A person walked into the station to report a theft; at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at Latitude’s at 194 Newbury St. A caller reported his gym bag was stolen from the locker room; at 3:23 p.m. Thursday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.


REVERE

Arrests

Johnnie E. Martin, 18, of 54 Baxendale Road, Apt. 2, Brockton, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, possession of burglarious tools and malicious destruction of property at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday.

Victor Joseph Russo, 52, of 35 Warren St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, OUI liquor third offense and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:36 a.m. Wednesday at Price Rite on Squire Road; at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday at Railroad Street and Lee Burbank Highway; at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:56 p.m. Wednesday on Winthrop Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:31 a.m. Wednesday on Reservoir Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:12 a.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday on Orr Square; at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday at Wonderland Auto on North Shore Road.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 1:21 a.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday on Ward Street.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday on Shirley Avenue.

A report of larceny from a car at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday at Buonfiglio Funeral Home on Revere Street; at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday at Vertuccio Funeral Home on Broadway.

A report of a larceny at 9:02 p.m. Wednesday at Luberto’s Pastry Shop on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:27 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue; at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway; at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway.

 

6 face prison for alleged steroid scheme

BOSTON – Three North Shore residents were among the six charged in federal court Wednesday in connection with conspiracy to traffic counterfeit steroids, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Philip Goodwin, 36, of Lynn; Brian Petzke, 49, of Saugus; Melissa Sclafani, 29, of Gloucester; Robert Medeiros, 31, of Gardner; Tyler Bauman, 32, and Kathryn Green, 28, both of Shrewsbury, were charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit drugs and distribute controlled substances.  

The defendants engaged in a scheme to make and sell illegal steroids by purchasing raw materials and supplies, marketing the steroids on social media and selling them, according to the complaint.

It is alleged that the defendants marketed the steroids as being made by “Onyx Pharmaceuticals,” using the Onyx name and its trademark symbol. But Onyx, a pharmaceutical company owned by California-based Amgen Inc., does not manufacture liquid steroids.  

27-year-old shot more than once on Federal

The defendants allegedly made the steroids themselves, using raw materials imported from overseas, including China.  Bauman promoted the steroids on social media as “Musclehead 320,” claiming he was “sponsored” by “Onyx.”  

In addition, Bauman, Goodwin and Sclafani opened Wicked Tan, a tanning salon in Beverly, which allegedly served as a front to launder funds and purchase supplies for the conspiracy.

If convicted, the defendants face up to 15 years in prison, three years of probation and a fine of $250,000.

Police log: 4-13-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Kemoni Boone, 18, of 24 Judson St., Malden, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 12:48 p.m. Wednesday.

Joshua Boulay, 31, of 51 Main St., Ipswich, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and on warrant charges of two counts of larceny, daytime breaking and entering for a felony,  assault with a dangerous weapon and receiving stolen property at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday.

Philip Goodwin, 36, of 32 Elizabeth St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 8:06 a.m. Wednesday.

Jaquan Kendrick, 18, of 87 West Main St., Marlborough, was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Joan Ortiz, of 17 Stone Place, was arrested on a warrant charge of threat to commit a crime at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Potorski, 53, of 12 Carlton St., Salem, was arrested on warrant charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and breakdown lane violation at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Taylore Spring, of 16 Border St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and destruction of property at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Jonathan Zepeda, 23, of 67 Lake St., Waltham, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at 80 Boston St.; at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 577 Walnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Commercial St.; at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday at English High School at 50 Goodridge St.; at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday at Bay View Avenue and Hollingsworth Street; at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday at 72 Eastern Ave.; at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at Waitt and Western avenues; at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday on South Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at 124 Broad St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday on Lewis Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 6:54 a.m. Wednesday on Morris Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at 186 Williams Ave.

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:02 a.m. Wednesday at 555 Summer St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Bowler and Chestnut streets; at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday at 4 Brightwood Terrace; at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday at 77 Green St.; at 9:24 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Myrtle streets; at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday on Waterhill Street.

A report of a gunshot at 12:36 a.m. Wednesday at Lido Cafe at 106 Federal St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:13 p.m. Tuesday on Winnepurkit Avenue; at 12:57 a.m. Wednesday on Lynnfield Street.
Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Andrew St.; at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Lawton Ave.; at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday at Public Library at 5 North Common St.; at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday at Broad and Newhall streets; at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday at 57 Rogers Ave.; at 10:46 a.m. at 121 Franklin St.; at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday at 76 Fays Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at 905 Western Ave.

Police log: 4-12-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday on State Street. A caller reported a “sketchy male,” who may have been intoxicated, was talking to himself and swaying; at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street.  A caller reported that a man approached him asking for money and stated that he would need more money to get to Boston. When the caller said no he said he needed to get to Framingham. The caller stated that when he left the man, it appeared he was “talking on the phone and looking into cars.”

A caller reported that her neighbor directly behind her was using loud power tools, working on his boat at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday on Jersey Street. Police reported the man was sanding his boat and agreed to stop for the night.

PEABODY

Arrests

Austin M. Belanger, 20, of 5 Hobart St. Apt. 1, Danvers, was arrested on a warrant at 11:54 p.m. Monday.

Brandon D. Dixon, 30, of 16 Littles Lane, Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday.

Khiry Jamal Murray, 26, of 3 Kingsley Terrace, Apt. 6, Lynn, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, shoplifting by asportation, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, possession of a firearm or ammunition in a dwelling and leaving a firearm in a vehicle at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:02 p.m. Monday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.; at 9:31 p.m. Monday at 7 Summit St. and 33 Centennial Drive; at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Circle on Lynnfield Street; at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday at 550 Lowell St. and 232 Newbury St.; at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday on Lowell Street Court; at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday at 485 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:52 p.m. Tuesday at Big Y at 637 Lowell St.; at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday on Summit Street; at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday at The Cheesecake Factory at 210C Andover St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday at 261 Newbury St.; at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Johnson St.  

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:13 p.m. Monday at Lahey Health & Medical Center at 1 Essex Center Drive; at 11:54 p.m. Monday at Bill & Bob’s Roast Beef at 2 Central St.; at 2:22 a.m. Tuesday at Tannery Gardens at 111 Foster St.; at 2:52 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Ashford Trail

A caller reported her cat was struck in a tree at 8:27 a.m. Tuesday at 13 Brown St. Police suggested she call ARL for assistance, since they do tree rescue; at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday at Champions’ Pub at 114 Foster St.; at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday at 26 Benevento Circle; at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Railroad Ave. and 2 Central St.; at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday at Tedeschi Food Shops at 115 Main St. Two men causing a disturbance was reported. Khiry Jamal Murray, 26, of Lynn and Brandon D. Dixon, 30, of Peabody, were arrested; at 4 a.m. Wednesday at 21 Caller St.

A caller reported her neighbor allows her dog to roam off the leash, use her lawn as a bathroom, and does not pick up the waste at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday at 8A North Central Court. A citation warning was issued to the woman, along with a copy of the leash law, waste removal law, license application and an order to license within seven days.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Greenwood Road. A caller reported a man attempted to gain entry to her back slider and fled towards Welcome Street. The man was found at 2 Welcome St. and had previously registered as a solicitor; at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Colonial Road. A caller reported people were going through the garage next door when the homeowner was not home. Police reported the people were emptying the garage of the resident, who was incarcerated. They were told to leave for the night and come back during normal hours

A report of disorderly conduct at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday at 286 Newbury St. A caller reported that there was a man in the driveway with a rifle and a woman was yelling at him. Police reported the weapon was a gun. The caller called again and stated the rifle was in a blue barrel under a pizza box. The man was taken to Salem Hospital. Police took possession of three BB guns and they were placed into safe keep. David Zachary Ramos, 22, of 286 Newbury St., Apt. 151, was summoned for disturbing the peace.

Fire

A report of confirmed flames and smoke at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vasilios Church at 5 Paleologos St. Police reported the flames were out, and a possible picture had been too close to the candle.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:19 p.m. Monday at Victoria’s Secret at 210V Andover St. A manager reported a theft on Saturday of 84 bras, valued at approximately $30,000; at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday at T.J. Maxx at 300 Andover St.


REVERE

Arrests

Dimitri Duvinard, 23, of 156 Salem St., Apt. 2, was arrested on a warrant at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Thomas M. Lanzilli, 36, of 113 Orleans St., Apt. 1, East Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Lisa Rossetti, 47, of 36 Roosevelt St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday at Sunoco on North Shore Road; at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday at North Shore Road and Shirley Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday at Easy Pie on Squire Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday on Overlook Ridge Terrace.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:52 a.m. Tuesday on Fenno Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday at Prospect House on Reservoir Avenue; at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday at Fenno and Borden streets; at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday on Howard Street; at 5:44 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street; at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday on Cooledge Street; at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday on Agatha Street; at 10:43 p.m. Tuesday on Rumney Road.

Theft

A report of an armed robbery at 3:03 a.m. Tuesday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Terrace.

A report of larceny of property at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road.

A report of bicycle theft at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday at Vin’s Auto Service on American Legion Highway.

A report of vandalism at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday on Cooledge Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Sawyer Aleman, of 47 Hamilton Ave., Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with impeded operation (texting) and operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday.

Andrew J. Brown, of 14 Milton St., was arrested on a warrant at 3:45 p.m. Monday.

George Leo Goodwin Jr., of 38 Waban St., was arrested and charged with nighttime vehicle breaking and entering for a felony, possession of a burglarious instrument, receiving stolen property, possession of a sword, saber, weapon or knife in excess of 2 and a half inches and larceny at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:51 a.m. Monday at Saugus Smile at 302 Central St. A caller reported a truck into a building. Police reported the vehicle clipped the building with minor structural damage. There were no injuries; at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Main Street; at 5:56 p.m. Tuesday on Walnut Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:26 p.m. Monday on Broadway. An accident involving a tractor trailer and a motor vehicle was reported; at 2:14 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Avenue and Guild Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Street and Salem Turnpike.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at 455 Essex St. A caller reported a man looking into multiple vehicles. He was reportedly on a bike hearing into Saugus with multiple bags. George Leo Goodwin Jr., of 38 Waban St., was arrested.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:06 p.m. Monday at 7 Ledgewood Road. A caller reported he found a pistol magazine with live ammunition in it; at 9:46 p.m. Monday at 99 Central St.; at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at 75 Vine St. A caller reported the abandoned building across from Pennybrook Garden at 75 Vine St. appears to have been broke into.

A report of a disturbance at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Walmart at 770 Broadway. A caller reported two people arguing in a big, brown truck with no license plates in the front parking lot. Police reported there was only one man involved, who was upset about the customer service he received in the store.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 11:42 a.m. Monday at 12 Herbert Ave. A caller reported a small brush fire in the back of the home which had been exposed to the rear of the home.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday on Danvers Road; at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday at 925 Humphrey St.; at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Railroad Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at 153 Paradise Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at 89 Redington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday on Humphrey

Timely hitting drives Peabody past Danvers

FILE PHOTO
Peabody coach Mark Bettencourt confers with Eric DeMayo during Wednesday’s game. 

By ANNE MARIE TOBIN

DANVERS — Yesterday’s baseball game at Twi Field between Peabody and Danvers came down to one thing: timely hitting. The Tanners got it, but the Falcons, who stranded 12 runners on the basepaths, didn’t.

Toss in a sloppy first inning (in pouring rain) in which Danvers issued four straight walks, and it added up to a 6-1 Peabody win and the 200th career win for Peabody head coach Mark Bettencourt, who has been coaching the Tanners since 2005.

“It was a good win for us, we got great pitching again from (Jake) Zeuli and (Pat) Maguire and clutch hitting from Jake Doherty and Zeuli,” said Peabody (2-0) coach Bettencourt. “We took advantage of the chances we had for the most part and we made some big plays when we needed them.  They beat us last year, so it was great to get this win early in the season knowing we don’t play them again.”

After the first out of the game, Dillon struggled to find the plate. He walked the bases loaded for Peabody starter Zeuli. Zeuli also walked, bringing home Anthony Iannuzzi with the first run of the game.

Doherty followed with a single, bringing home Nick Palma and Chris Gillen to make it a 3-0 game.  

Danvers had its chances to get back in the game over the first three innings, but solid defense bailed out Zeuli when he needed it most. The Falcons had runners at first and third with two outs in the first, but Zeuli got Nick Raimo on a grounder to third to end the inning. In the second, they again had runners at first and third, but got out of the jam with a double play.

Both teams were in a charitable mood in the fifth inning. Peabody scratched out a run in the top of the inning to bump the Tanners’ lead to 4-0.

In the bottom of the inning, two walks sandwiched around an infield error loaded the bases, and the Falcons were in business with only one out.  

Maguire came on to relieve Zeuli, and got Jordan DeDonato on a fly ball to Zeuli in center field.  He walked in a run, then got left fielder Max Paul on a grounder back to the mound to get out of the inning.

“We had our chances but we just could not get the hits we needed when we had runners in scoring position,” Danvers coach Fred Day said.  “We get the walk in the fifth, then they make an error and we get another walk, but all game long it seemed when we did have chances, the best we could do was get a weak ground ball.”

The top of sixth hitting provided some breathing room for the Tanners.  Iannuzzi blasted a double to center field and reached third on a fielder’s choice by Gillen. With two outs, Zeuli drove a double to right-center, scoring Iannuzzi from third and Gillen from first.

“We are so happy to have Jake Zeuli swinging the bat the way he is, we didn’t expect that from him at all,” Bettencourt said.  “Tonight, it came down to a couple of big hits, the one from Jake at the end of the game, and Doherty’s in the first, and the pitching was solid from Jake and Pat just as it was in our win against St. John’s Prep.  It helped to get those three runs in the first.”

Zeuli scattered seven hits in 4.1 innings and was tagged for one unearned run, while Maguire gave up just two hits and a walk in 2.2 innings of relief.

Peabody’s next game is Friday at home, depending on field conditions on Bezemes Field, against Saugus at 4.

Kenneth J. O’Donnell Jr., 58

LYNN — Kenneth J. O’Donnell Jr., a long-time resident of Lynn, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the age of 58.

Born in Saugus on Sept. 8, 1958, he was the son of the late Kenneth J. O’Donnell Sr. and Patricia (Kalapinski). Kenny was raised and educated in Lynn. After high school, he served time in the U.S. Marines from 1976 until 1979 while being stationed in California. Upon his return home, Kenny took employment with Lynn Plastics working as a compound mixer. After 17 years of time spent with the company, he then went on to work at Salem State University for the past 5 years as a cashier in the cafeteria. Kenny was a rabid Boston sports fan and rooted for all the teams; most especially the Bruins. He was an avid reader and self-taught drawing artist. Kenny leaves his daughters, Katelyn O’Donnell and Avamaria O’Donnell, both of Lynn, his former wife, Darlene A. O’Donnell of Lynn, his companion, Monte Snellenberger of Lynn, and his sisters; Sharon Redfearn and her husband, Shawn of Plaistow, N.H., and Madelyn Mars and her husband, Steven of Saugus. He also leaves his nieces and nephews; Paul Bianchi, III and his wife, Angela of Kingston, Kenneth Bianchi and his wife, Angela of California, Michael Bianchi of Salem, Marisa Traskos and her husband, Andrew of Salem, Allison Mars of Waltham and Patrick Mars of California.

Service information: A Memorial Service for Kenny will be held in the CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn, on Friday, April 14, 2017, at 4 p.m. Visiting hours will be held in the funeral home prior to the service from 2-4 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. For directions and to sign the online guestbook, please visit: Cuffemcginn.com.

They earned it, chief says of new firefighters

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS – The Saugus Fire Department has appointed four new firefighters to its crew.

Matthew Smith, Joshua Mullen, Sean Bohannon, and Martin Hyppolite were sworn into their new roles on Monday at Saugus Town Hall by Saugus Fire Chief Michael Newbury and Town Manager Scott Crabtree in a ceremony observed by their friends and family, members of the fire department, and Town Hall employees.

“All four of them deserve the job,” said Newbury. “They earned it.”

Both Smith, a Norwich University graduate, and Bohannon are U.S. Army veterans. Bohannon was a heavy duty equipment operator and served more than one overseas deployment, said Newbury.

Mullen was a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force for the past four years and is working on his master’s degree in Fire Science.

“He will be one of the most educated guys we’ve had right off the bat,” said Newbury.

Hyppolite recently graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he played football for four years.

Newbury said the four men, all with different backgrounds, will each be an asset to the crew.

“It’s always exciting to have new department members,” said Newbury. “It always brings a new enthusiasm, so having four new firefighters on at the same time is a good feeling.”

Symposium brings big ideas to Lynn Museum

Newbury said he is looking forward to working with the new firefighters and seeing them serve the community. They will fill the roles of three retirees and one firefighter who is expected to retire this year, he said.

“I am proud to appoint firefighters Smith, Mullen, Bohannon and Hyppolite to the Saugus Fire Department,” said Crabtree in a statement. “These men will be a great asset to the town and I wish them the best success in their new roles.”


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

Missing teenager found; reunited with family

COURTESY PHOTO
Ashley Kilgore is pictured in this undated photo.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

Saugus Police Department

Police provided this photo of Kilgore.

Update: Missing 15-year-old Ashley Kilgore was found and reunited with family, Police Lt. Ronald Giorgetti said Tuesday night. No additional details were available, he said.

SAUGUS — The Saugus Police Department is asking for help locating a teenager who has been missing for a week.

Ashley Kilgore, 15, was last seen April 4 at her home in Saugus, said Police Lt. Ronald Giorgetti. Anyone who has seen or been in contact with Kilgore is asked to contact Det. Sean Moynihan at (781) 941-1183.

Kilgore is described as black with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 1 inch tall and 129 pounds with a skinny build, police say.

While initial reports do not suggest that Kilgore has been abducted, police are still concerned about her whereabouts, Giorgetti said. Kilgore may be staying with friends in the Lynn-Saugus area, he said.

“We’re trying to locate her and reunite her with her family,” Giorgetti said. “If anybody has had any contact or seen her, they are asked to call Det. Moynihan.”


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

Police log: 4-12-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Jillian Manalaysay, 33, of 40 Beacon Hill Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and motor vehicle lights violation at 3:23 p.m. Monday.

Norman Phillips Jr., 52, of 38 Neptune St., was arrested on a warrant charge of 8:44 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:11 p.m. Monday at Pine Grove Cemetery at 145 Boston St.; at 5:07 p.m. Monday at 146 Washington St.; at 8:20 p.m. Monday at 88 Franklin St.; at 9:34 p.m. Monday at 430 Chestnut St.; at 8:21 a.m. Tuesday at Federal and Marion streets; at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnway and Surfside Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:20 p.m. Monday at Broadway and Richardson Road; at 8:17 p.m. Monday on Franklin Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday at 90 Rockaway St.; at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday at Wendy’s at 116 Boston St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 11:36 a.m. Monday on Lyman Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 5:06 p.m. Monday on Central Avenue; at 10:13 p.m. Monday on West Green Street; at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday on Central Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:04 p.m. Monday at Thurgood Marshall Middle School at 19 Porter St.; at 6:53 p.m. Monday at 14 Quincy Terrace.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:12 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Goodridge streets; at 11:02 p.m. Monday at 23 Lexington St.; at 11:56 p.m. Monday at 40 Arlington St.; at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday at 3 Moulton St.; at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday at Harris Road and Lynnfield Street; at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Circle Ave.; at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 37 Breed St.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 10:54 a.m. Monday at 837 Lynnway; at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at 837 Lynnway.

A report of a larceny at 12:48 p.m. Monday at 526 Western Ave.; at 1:14 Monday at 270 Union St.; at 1:18 p.m. Monday at 65 Boston St.; at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 9:22 a.m. Tuesday at 29 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday at 63 Autumn St.; at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday at 18 North Federal St.; at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday at 102 Boston St.

A report of a robbery at 8:12 p.m. Monday at Holland and Western avenues; at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at 476 Summer St.

Police log: 4-11-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on Summer Street. One person was taken to Union Hospital; at 1:39 p.m. Sunday at 925 Summer St. and 1 Archer Lane. A motorcycle accident was reported. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 10:17 a.m. Tuesday at 771 Salem St. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:40 p.m. Sunday at Davio’s at 1250 Market St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of an attempted breaking and entering at 2:13 p.m. Friday at 2 Lara Lane.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 11:30 p.m. Monday at 17 Archer Lane. A caller reported two teenagers sitting on the curb and thought they were using marijuana.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:23 p.m. Friday at The Boston Sports Club at 425 Walnut St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday at Atlantic Avenue and Central Street.

Complaints

A report of a vehicle and house egging at 11:20 a.m. Monday on Evans Road. A caller reported his home and two vehicles were egged.

A report of objects in the road at 1:54 p.m. Monday at Gregory and Barnard streets. A caller reported objects, possibly furniture, in the middle of the road.

A report of a kite surfer in distress at 6:34 p.m. Monday at Marblehead Harbor. A caller reported seeing two kite surfers and one was in distress. Coast Guard was notified. Two kite surfers were reportedly in the water near Tinkers Island and one of the kite surfers was seen down in the water trying to swim toward the gut. Police reported the kite surfers didn’t need any assistance.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 5:14 p.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue. Outside burning was reported near Goldthwait.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:15 p.m. Monday on Beacon Street. A caller reported his vehicle was vandalized and thought he knew who it was.


PEABODY

Arrests

Arao Dornela, 40, of 23 Mason St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with failure to display owner’s name and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license subsequent offense at 10:09 a.m. Monday.

Arthur C. Kirk Jr., 21, of 196 Washington St., was arrested on a warrant at 8:28 p.m. Friday.

Oswaldo Nolosco, 23, of 192 Franklin St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 12:14 p.m. Saturday.

Stanley Vallon, 24, of 89 Bowen Ave., Medford, was arrested on a warrant at 1:44 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:57 p.m. Friday at 112 Summit St. Police reported a red SUV that drove off the road into a tree. The driver was taken to Salem Hospital. Sandra Valerio, 21, of 89 Alder St., Lawrence, was summoned for OUI liquor, marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:03 a.m. Saturday on Hotel Road; at 1:21 p.m. Saturday at Starbucks at 240 Andover St.; at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at 7 Webster St.; at 1:12 p.m. Sunday at 63 Central St. and 2 Tremont St.; at 1:57 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Margin Street; at 2:01 p.m. Sunday at 3 Buford Road; at 5:39 p.m. Sunday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.; at 10:10 a.m. Sunday at 83 Tremont St. and 56 Paleologos St.; at 12:44 p.m. Monday at Higgins Middle School at 85 Perkins St.; at 2:49 p.m. Monday at 58 Lowell St. and 2 School St.; at 3:40 p.m. Monday at 11 Centennial Drive.

A report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle at 2:25 p.m. Monday at 2 Prospect St. and 363 Lowell St. A caller reported he was struck by a car. Police reported he didn’t have any injuries, but wanted a report.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:14 a.m. Monday at 21 Avalon Drive. A car was unlocked and scratch tickets, valued at $15, were taken.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:18 p.m. Friday at Brothers Deli at 11 Main St.; at 7:26 p.m. Friday at 6 Lowe St.; at 11:40 a.m. Saturday at 261 Newbury St. Michael S. Connors, 55, of 261 Newbury St., Apt. 110C, was summoned for daytime breaking and entering for a felony/person in fear and threat to commit a crime; at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at 14 North Apts at 1000 Crane Brook Way; at 12:05 a.m. Sunday at Sun Factory at 67 Foster St.; at 6:46 a.m. Sunday at 261 Newbury St. A resident reported his neighbor woke him up by pounding on his window taunting him to come outside for a fight; at 1:35 a.m. Monday at 84 Aborn St.; at 1:45 a.m. Monday at 84 Aborn St.; at 2:30 a.m. Monday at A Plus Market at 15 Central St.; at 5:30 a.m. Monday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

A report of suspicious activity at 5:44 p.m. Friday at 11 Coleman St. A caller was concerned about a white male in his 30s to 40s riding a bike, usually smoking a cigarette, apparently drunk or high. The man comes by around 4 to 5 p.m.; at 9:22 p.m. Saturday at 4 Ledgewood Way. A caller reported a suspicious man with dirty blonde hair that was walking around before tying his backpack to a light pole and walking away. Police reported the man was awaiting a taxi; at 1:41 p.m. Sunday at Lt Ross Park on Johnson Street. A person reportedly dressed as a fox was bothering the kids and parents at the playground. The 15-year-old girl was sent on her way by police.

A report of a medical emergency at 2:50 p.m. Sunday at P.F. Chang’s at 210P Andover St. A car rolled over a person’s foot. Vehicles fled the scene after hitting a car, which in turn rolled over onto a man’s foot. The person refused transport.

Fire

A report of a fire at 7:31 p.m. Sunday at 19 Styles Drive. A caller reported a fire in the firepit getting too close to a nearby gas tank.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 11:35 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital; at 3:17 p.m. Saturday on Murray Street. A caller reported her son had taken unknown drugs and was having some sort of episode. The person was taken to Lahey North.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:49 p.m. Friday at Cortland Terrace at 302 Brooksby Village Drive. A caller reported he had guests over and had his checkbook stolen out of his house. Police reported the person picked up a panhandler at Walmart and brought him back to his house to do some work and the male stole the checkbook; at 12:35 p.m. Sunday at 14 Penn Road. A homeowner reported the shed lock was pried off and a bike was stolen.

A report of a stolen bicycle at 3:09 p.m. Sunday at Sports Collectibles at 14 Peabody Square. A caller reported that he was assaulted by the suspect prior to the bike being taken. Police reported that a juvenile stated that one youth known to him and three others assaulted him and stole his bicycle.


REVERE

Arrests

Deborah T. Michel, 22, of 1060 Main St., Apt. 9, Malden, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger and wanton destruction of property at 2:56 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:56 a.m. Monday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 12:14 p.m. Monday at Check Cashing on Beach Street; at 3:06 p.m. Monday on Butler Circle; at 6:58 p.m. Monday at Wendy’s on Furlong Drive; at 9:09 p.m. Monday on Copeland Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:01 p.m. Monday at Exeter House on Charger Street; at 1:06 p.m. Monday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:21 p.m. Monday at Greater Boston Fitness on Charger Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:23 a.m. Monday on Central Avenue; at 11:51 a.m. Monday at Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street; at 12:31 p.m. Monday on Grover Street; at 10:30 p.m. Monday on Highland Street; at 10:37 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 8:17 p.m. Monday at Darque Tan on American Legion Highway.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 10:59 p.m. Monday on Oak Island Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:04 a.m. Monday on Suffolk Avenue; at 9:32 a.m. Monday at Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:10 a.m. Monday at Farragut and Paradise roads.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:24 p.m. Monday at Panera Bread at 433 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 10:01 p.m. Monday at Boulder Way and Essex Street.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:46 a.m. Monday at 94 Redington St.

Police log: 4-11-2017

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

Kier Beveridge, 40, was arrested and charged with malicious wanton property defacement and disorderly conduct at 11:38 p.m. Sunday.

Elvin Coreano, 24, of 134 Western Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 9:16 a.m. Monday.

Corey Demille, 37, of 9 Arbutus Place, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 1:02 a.m. Monday.

Joshua Dixon, of 4 Clark Ave., Salem, was arrested on warrant charges of destruction of property, disorderly conduct and threat to commit a crime at 1:31 p.m. Sunday.

Scott Gilbert, of 18 Crestwood Circle, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny by check and Class A drug possession at 5:55 p.m. Sunday.

Davia Gunderman, of 25 Bowler St., was arrested on warrant charges of malicious damage to a motor vehicle, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, OUI drugs and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 1:23 a.m. Monday.

Guillermo Miranda-Sanchez, 31, of 127 Washington St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 1:18 a.m. Monday.

Brandie Pelechowicz, 34, of 56 Margin St., Salem, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Jose Rodriguez, 19, of 65 Whiting St., was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance and disguise to obstruct justice at 3:23 p.m. Sunday.

Senaida Rodriguez, of 12 Henry Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, destruction of property, assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 10:43 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:56 p.m. Sunday at Maple Street and Western Avenue; at 4:15 p.m. Sunday on Lynn Shore Drive; at 4:39 p.m. Sunday at Chatham Street and Williams Avenue; at 4:41 p.m. Sunday at 76 Hanover St.; at 5:44 p.m. Sunday on Fayette Street; at 11:57 p.m. Sunday at 9 Breed St.; at 1:04 a.m. Monday at 4 Freeman Square.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5 p.m. Sunday at 431 Summer St.; at 6:31 p.m. Sunday at Boston and Washington Street; at 9:04 a.m. Monday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:13 p.m. Sunday at 147 Franklin St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at 7 Chase St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:48 p.m. Sunday at 4 Brightwood Terrace; at 3:37 p.m. Sunday at 77 Green St.; at 4:56 p.m. Sunday at 283 Maple St.; at 7:23 p.m. Sunday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 8 p.m. Sunday at 16 Tilton Place; at 8:11 p.m. Sunday at 429 Chestnut St.; at 8:28 p.m. Sunday at Union and Washington streets; at 9:58 p.m. Sunday at 8 Lafayette Park; at 10:07 p.m. Sunday at Johnson and Lloyd streets; at 10:31 p.m. Sunday at 50 Andrew St.; at 2:20 a.m. Monday at 1 Chase St.; at 2:24 a.m. Monday at 100 Willow St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:21 p.m. Sunday at Pine Grove Cemetery at 145 Boston St.

A report of a robbery at 2:46 p.m. Sunday at 10 Sheldon St.; at 12:17 a.m. Monday at McDonald’s at 60 Boston St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:02 p.m. Sunday on Broad Street.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:10 p.m. Sunday at 176 Fayette St.

A report of vandalism at 8:01 a.m. Monday at Drewicz Elementary School at 34 Hood St.

Police log: 4-10-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Nicholas Lemoine, 31, of 30 Exeter Road, Hampton, New Hampshire, was arrested on a warrant at 7:20 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:08 p.m. Friday at May and Humphrey streets; at 4:39 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Street and Baldwin Road; at 7:06 a.m. Monday on Lafayette Street.

Complaints

A report of a lockdown drill at 9:32 a.m. Friday on Maple Street. A caller reported they were doing a lockdown drill at the school because they thought there was an intruder from the upper playground. A man broke the glass and was carrying a long, silver object, which may have been a rifle. At the time of the call, it was unknown if the man was still in the building, and may have exited the gym doors.

A report of a drug/narcotic offense at 2:06 p.m. Friday at Phillips and Devereux streets. A man walked into the station and said he just walked by a car at the corner of Phillips and Devereux and there was a pipe with pot in it in plain view. The man wouldn’t leave his name and walked off in the direction of Ocean Avenue.

A report of ammunition found at 3:27 p.m. Friday at Chestnut and Cliff streets. Two 12 gauge shells and two .22 rounds were found by the curb at the end of Chestnut Street.

A caller complained about an “eccentric” neighbor who had taken it upon herself to run a hose through the condo and into a neighbor’s yard without asking permission at 9:11 a.m. Saturday on Waldron Street. Police reported the hose actually belonged to the water department.

A report of a kite in the tree by the wires at 3:09 p.m. Saturday on Brook Road. A caller reported her kite got stuck in a small tree on Hobbs Playground near the playground equipment. The kite string broke off and now she could not reach it. She stated if the wind blows, the kite might hit the wires, as it was near them. Police reported the kite was scheduled to be removed on Monday.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:41 a.m. Sunday on Londonderry Road. A caller reported a black Land Rover was driving around the neighborhood taking random pictures of the street and of the people on the street, and then proceeded to take pictures of the YMCA. He thought it was suspicious.

A report of a vehicle egging at 6:06 a.m. Monday on Tedesco Street. A caller reported he was driving with his wife by the country club and two occupants in a black pickup truck threw eggs out of the window, striking his vehicle.

Theft

A report of a stolen tablet at 1:51 p.m. Saturday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported he left Dunkin’ Donuts, realized he was missing his tablet, and when he went back inside, it was gone. He stated he and an elderly women were the only people in the store at the time. He spoke to the manager, who reviewed the video footage, and because of where he was sitting and the angle of the sun, nothing could be seen.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:22 p.m. Saturday at Nahant Police Department on Nahant Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:01 p.m. Saturday on Sea View Avenue; at 2:06 a.m. Sunday at Nahant Rotary on Causeway; at 4:16 p.m. Sunday at Nahant Rotary on Causeway.


REVERE

Arrests

Travis Artist, 36, of 67 Spruce St., Apt. 1, Fitchburg, was arrested and charged with larceny of property and on a warrant at 8:27 p.m. Friday.

Tricia Gullion, 45, of 31 Hillside Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation second offense and on a warrant at 2:41 p.m. Sunday.

Richard J. Markee Jr., 28, of 35 Glendale St., was arrested on warrants at 3:47 p.m. Saturday.

Lisa Rice, 31, of 156 Bow St. Apt. 2, Everett, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant at 10:19 a.m. Friday.

Daniel Torres, 24, of 82 Clark, Apt. 2, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with Class C drug possession at 2:46 a.m. Saturday.

Johanna Zwicker, 25, of 428 Maple St., Apt. 2, Danvers, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, violation of the city ordinance for rude and disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 4:35 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:02 a.m. Friday on Furlong Drive; at 6:19 a.m. Friday at Waitt Court and Waitt Park; at 9:52 a.m. Friday at Charger and Ward streets; at 2:32 p.m. Friday at Broadway Towers on Broadway; at 2:43 p.m. Friday on Cambridge Street; at 4:49 p.m. Friday at Hill School on Park Avenue; at 5:35 p.m. Friday on American Legion Highway; at 10:19 a.m. Saturday at Our Ladies of Lourdes at Endicott Avenue and State Road; at 12:44 p.m. Saturday at Sargent Street and Joey Road; at 1:11 p.m. Saturday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 10:18 p.m. Saturday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 3:33 a.m. Sunday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 8:51 a.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 4:29 p.m. Sunday at Planet Fitness on Charger Street. Kelly Baldomero Pojoy, 22, of 37 Bay View Ave., Lynn, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 5:16 p.m. Sunday on Franklin Avenue; at 6:26 p.m. Sunday at Price Rite on Squire Road; at 7:01 p.m. Sunday at Luberto’s Pastry Shop on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:55 a.m. Friday on Ward Street; at 12:57 p.m. Friday on Mahoney Circle; at 7:37 a.m. Sunday at Adult Daycare on Revere Beach Parkway; at 10:07 p.m. Sunday on Revere Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:27 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street; at 3:18 a.m. Sunday on Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:23 p.m. Friday on Agawam Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:13 p.m. Friday on Cambridge Street; at 7:40 p.m. Friday on North Shore Road; at 7:53 p.m. Friday on American Legion Highway; at 8:32 p.m. Friday on VFW Parkway; at 9:06 p.m. Friday on North Shore Road. Robert Calvo, 54, of 810 North Shore Road, Apt. 2, was summoned for trespassing, nighttime breaking and entering/intent to commit a misdemeanor and assault to intimidate; at 10:53 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Central Avenue; at 1:04 a.m. Saturday on Cushing Avenue; at 1:20 a.m. Saturday on Prospect Avenue; at 2:02 a.m. Saturday at Rumney Flats on Ward Street; at 2:46 a.m. Saturday at Chateau Richeau Apartments on Belle Isle Avenue; at 5:52 a.m. Saturday on Garfield Avenue; at 11:19 a.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 1:38 p.m. Saturday at Seven Day Store on Winthrop Avenue; at 1:55 p.m. Saturday at Liston Towers on Dolphin Avenue; at 9:08 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 12:31 a.m. Sunday at Oceanside Condominiums on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 3:45 a.m. Sunday on Shirley Avenue; at 4:35 a.m. Sunday on Fernwood Avenue; at 4:52 a.m. Sunday on Squire Road; at 1:20 p.m. Sunday at Laundromax on VFW Parkway; at 1:35 p.m. Sunday on Francis Street; at 5:34 p.m. Sunday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 6:55 p.m. Sunday at Cooledge Street and Constitution Avenue; at 8:09 p.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 9:18 p.m. Sunday on Blake Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Davis Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:31 p.m. Saturday on Park Avenue; at 8:20 p.m. Saturday on Walnut Avenue.

A report of auto theft at 6:48 a.m. Sunday on Hall Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:46 p.m. Sunday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Dante Baggs, of 329 Western Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with three counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, crosswalk violation, no inspection/sticker, impeded operation and on a warrant at 4:39 p.m. Sunday.

Jorje Gomez-Perez, of 23 Court St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 2:51 p.m. Saturday.

Shawn Holland, of 28 Wickford St., was arrested and charged with failure to appear upon recognizance at 11:36 a.m. Saturday.

Eddy Aremy Rashid, of 27 Sagamore St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 4:29 a.m. Saturday.

Julius Wright, of 29 Jette St., Apt. 733, Brighton, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 3:17 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7 a.m. Friday at Lynn Fells Parkway and Lewis O Gray Drive; at 7:16 a.m. Friday at Army Barracks at 30 Broadway. One person was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital; at 1:35 p.m. Friday at Target at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 4:29 a.m. Saturday at Spuds Restaurant at 22 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a car into the building. Police reported the vehicle was not into the building. Eddy Aremy Rashid, of Lynn, was arrested for OUI liquor; at 2:46 p.m. Sunday at Speedway at 1252 Broadway. A caller reported a motorcycle accident; at 3:18 p.m. Sunday at Square One Mall on Essex Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:13 p.m. Friday at 58 Main St.; at 12:41 a.m. Sunday at Polcari’s Restaurant at 92 Broadway; at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at 16 St James Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:59 p.m. Saturday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway; at 6:57 p.m. Saturday at Santoro’s Subvilla at 259 Essex St. A caller reported a car crashed into a pole; at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at 6 Dudley St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:59 p.m. Sunday at 6 Granite St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:49 a.m. Friday at 300 Central St.; at 4:05 p.m. Friday at Adriana Salon at 86 Lincoln Ave.; at 5:32 p.m. Friday at 424 Central St. A caller reported a landscaper blowing debris from the yard into the street. Police reported speaking with the foreman who cleaned the area around the sidewalk, and the wind carried some of the debris into the roadway; at 11:04 p.m. Saturday at Main Street and Scott Drive; at 10:11 p.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven at 32 Hamilton St.

A report of suspicious activity at 6:32 a.m. Monday at 25 Wonderland Ave. A caller reported someone rang her doorbell multiple times throughout the night and was unsure if anyone was on the premises of her home. Police reported there was no one there.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 12:44 p.m. Sunday at Route One Car Wash at 481 Broadway. A caller reported a brush fire on the median. The call was unfounded.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at EZ Pass Saugus at 1201 Broadway. A caller reported her purse was stolen while she was on break.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:51 p.m. Saturday at 40 Juniper Drive. Police reported a vehicle appeared to be egged and scratched.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:01 p.m. Sunday at 10 Hampshire St.; at 3:41 p.m. Sunday at 108 Stetson Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:53 p.m. Sunday at Middle School at 207 Forest Ave.

AvalonBay has a plan for Hilltop site

COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured is a rendering for the $100 million development planned for transforming the Hilltop Steak House site.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The Planning Board signed off on the $100 million AvalonBay Communities development planned for the former Hilltop Steak House site.

The panel unanimously approved the conceptual Master Plan Thursday night, which included revisions made by AvalonBay developers in response to town bylaws and feedback from neighbors. Details of the project still need to be determined. AvalonBay representatives will attend a meeting in two weeks to seek Site Plan approval, which will include everything from materials and color schemes to the property’s infrastructure.

Plans include turning 13.9 acres of the site into a mixed-use development with residential and retail space. The frontage will house one story of retail space, and three four-story residential buildings will be in the rear. The residential space will have a total of 280 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, and a one-story clubhouse with an outdoor swimming pool.

Abutters expressed concerns that the existing swale and wetlands area would be impacted by the new construction. Water runoff from the site ends up in a swale behind homes on Laurine Road, which connects to Crystal Brook. Stephen Martorano, senior project manager at Bohler Engineering, said the swale was 3-feet deep at one point but sediment and leaves have reduced it to about a foot in depth.  

The discussion has caused tempers to rise at several meetings.

Gilway Street resident Patricia Battaglia believes their plan to add one acre of landscaping throughout the site to absorb some of the runoff will fail. She said she believes the pavement is absorbing more water. She has also argued that dredging the swale will result in water moving to Crystal Brook more quickly.

Landscaping will be added at the back of the property to absorb some of the excess water and create a privacy and sound buffer.

Teeing off on LPGA

Michael Roberts, AvalonBay senior vice president of development, maintained that plans to construct the residential and retail community include reducing stormwater runoff, not adding to it. The company will dredge the swale to clear it of built-up sediment and leaves and is working with the Department of Public Works to determine who will be responsible for maintaining it. The water will be treated to remove sediment accumulation.

The team made changes to the architecture to better fit with the guidelines and requirements outlined by the town for mixed-use developments.

Each unit will have a bay window and most will have a balcony to give the community more of an inclusive feel. The lobby of each apartment building will be open and face a common area to promote use of the retail space. The amount of glass used in the retail buildings was upped from 16 percent to more than 20. Stores will range in size from 1,500 to 2,000 square feet. A wall and fence will be added to the back and side edges of the site for privacy. The color scheme has yet to be determined.

The board also accepted the traffic plan, which includes a deceleration lane, and the environmental study, which outlines plans to clean up the wetlands and add invasive plants.

Gilway Street resident Peter Paskaley wasn’t sold on the developer’s traffic analysis.

“I foresee it being an additional burden on an already taxed roadway,” he said.

AvalonBay will return in two weeks to seek Site Plan approval. Roberts said the company anticipates that once permitting is in place, construction will be completed in 20 to 24 months.


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

Police log: 4-8-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Elisha Davis, 22, was arrested at 7:17 a.m. Friday on charges of resisting arrest, witness intimidation and possession to distribute class drugs.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:13 a.m. at 105 Linwood Rd. Thursday; at 193 Fayette St. at 1:05 p.m. Thursday.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 9:17 a.m. at 19 Red Rock St. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of noise at 1:17 a.m. at 113 Franklin St. #10 Thursday; at 2:08 a.m. at 12 Elizabeth St. Thursday.

A report of a disturbance at 47 Park St. at 7:01 a.m. Friday; at 196 Essex St. at 12:37 Friday; at 16 Flint St. #1 at 4:17 p.m. Friday.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 61 Vine St. at 6:46 p.m. Thursday.

Theft

A report of larceny at 95 Tremont St. #710 at 5:57 a.m. Thursday; at 8 Clark Circle at 7:55 a.m. Thursday; at 29 Elm St. #2 12:36 p.m. Thursday; at 377 Lynnway at 2:10 p.m. Thursday; at Essex Street at 2:35 p.m. Friday.

Police log: 4-7-2017


MARBLEHEAD

A report of suspicious activity at 7:56 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Street. A tree stump was misidentified as a man wearing camouflage and scaring children.

A report of two lacrosse sticks stolen and recovered at 2:43 p.m. Thursday at Humphrey Street.


NAHANT

A report of downed wires at 8:57 a.m. Thursday at Nahant Road.

A report of suspicious activity at 6:09 p.m. Thursday at Willow Road.


PEABODY

Nakimuli Kasolo Rose, 48, of 7 Heather Rd. in Watertown was arrested Wednesday at Andover Street for shoplifting over $100.

Roberson Jeanne-Pierre, 27, of 8 Lowe Street was arrested Wednesday at Lowe Street for disorderly conduct.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:32 a.m. Thursday at Main and Wallis streets.


 

SWAMPSCOTT

A report of a disturbance at 2:08 p.m. Thursday at 46 Duncan Terr.

Contuining positive change in Saugus

COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured is Christine Moreschi.

SAUGUS — Christine Moreschi has been hired to replace Susan Dunn as chief administrative aide for the Town Manager.

Dunn has worked for the town of Saugus for 22 years and will retire in July. Moreschi, a Town Meeting member for Precinct 2, began working alongside her at the end of March.

“Susan Dunn has done a wonderful job,” said Moreschi. “I’ve seen a lot of positive change in the town. I want to be more of a part of that.”

Moreschi, a Saugus native, is a member of the Saugus High School Project Building Committee, Food Service Committee, Wellness Committee, and St. Vincent de Paul. She’s the president of the Belmonte Middle School Parent Teacher Organization. Before assuming the role, she was a member of the Veterans Memorial Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.

“I’ve been very involved in the town,” Moreschi said. “I was born and raised here and I’m raising my family here.”

Swampscott gives the Green(wood) light

“I am pleased to welcome Christine to her new position,” said Town Manager Scott Crabtree in a statement. “Christine holds an ideal skillset for this challenging role. I am confident that her extensive knowledge of the town, experience at the Saugus Public Schools, and expertise with administrative tasks will make her an asset to my office and the community.”

Moreschi has an associate’s degree in paralegal studies from North Shore Community College. She most recently worked as the Administrator’s Secretary at Veterans Memorial Elementary School for five years.

In her new role, she will independently maintain and supervise financial records, produce correspondence and other documents, and act as a liaison with department heads, said Crabtree.


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

 

Anna J. Keogh, 60

SAUGUS — Anna J. (Trevisone) Keogh, age 60, of Saugus, formerly of Everett, died on Wednesday, April 5, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. She was the loving wife of James E. Keogh Jr.

Born and raised in Everett, she later moved to Saugus where she lived for the past 29 years. Anna was a beloved sister-in-law of Robert Keogh and his wife Madeline of Winthrop; Kathleen Keogh of Saugus; and Carol DePaolis and her husband Samuel of Saugus. She also leaves many loving nieces and nephews.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus. [Please meet at church.] Interment Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Arrangements by BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, Saugus. For condolences BisbeePorcella.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Police log: 4-7-2017

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

Ismaila Bobb, 38, of 227 Maple St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 8:56 a.m. Thursday.

Cricket Brown was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and on a warrant charge of sexual conduct for a fee at 2:01 p.m. Wednesday.

Adonis Delgado, of 14 Tarmey Lane, was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 11:23 p.m. Wednesday.

Kyle Farese, 24, of 63 Lynnway, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Guzman, 24, of 9 Pearl St., Ayer, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and on warrant charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Jackeline Hernandez, of 132 Elm St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery, unarmed robbery and larceny at 12:02 p.m. Thursday.

John Hodgdon, 23, of 9 Oakcrest Road, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Taylor Mills was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, Class E drug possession, larceny, receiving stolen property, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and unregistered motor vehicle at 7:59 p.m. Wednesday.

Ercilio Salcedo, 40, of 47 Fales St., Worcester, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Adriana Solano, of 80 Sagamore St., was arrested on a warrant charge of witness intimidation at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday at Hood School at 24 Oakwood Ave.; at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday at 235 O’Callaghan Way; at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday at 4 Brightwood Terrace; at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday at Lynnfield Street and Winslow Way; at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday at Chatham Street and Western Avenue; at 7:35 a.m. Thursday at 71 Linden St.; at 8:17 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 333 Lynnway; at 9:08 a.m. Thursday at 274 Union St.; at 1:02 p.m. Thursday at Caldwell Crescent and Marianna Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:13 a.m. Thursday at 105 Linwood St.; at 1:05 p.m. Thursday at 193 Fayette St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Evelyn St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:46 a.m. Thursday at 113 Maplewood Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday on Red Rock Street; at 9:17 a.m. Thursday on Red Rock Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday at 17 Collins St.; at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday at 881 Western Ave.; at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday at 41 State St.; at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on Gray Circle; at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday at 22 Circuit Ave.; at 1:27 p.m. Thursday at 60 River St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday on Boston Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday at 204D Blossom St. Extension; at 5:57 a.m. Thursday at 95 Tremont St.; at 7:55 a.m. Thursday at 8 Clark Circle; at 12:36 p.m. Thursday at 29 Elm St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday at 116 Adams St.; at 11:19 a.m. Thursday at 8 Lafayette Park.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Sagamore St.

Police log: 4-6-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of an item found at the beach at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue. A man came into the station with an item he found at Devereux Beach. He stated that he had seen something on the news where an item washed up on the beach and it turned out to be an explosive. Police determined that the item was a harmless piece of fishing equipment.

A report of a disturbance at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday on Ames Road. Police received a complaint of a child on a motorized scooter going up and down the street and path; at 10:07 p.m. Wednesday on Lime Street.

Theft

A report of a stolen phone at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday on Cloutmans Lane. A caller reported she was missing a phone and thought it was taken by friends of her children who had been staying at the house. She thought other items were missing from the house as well.

A report of a phone and wallet stolen at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday on Humphrey Street. While at track practice, a victim’s phone and wallet were stolen. The phone via an app was popping up in Dorchester.

A report of packages taken at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday on Jersey Street. A caller reported that a couple of packages were taken from his porch.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday at Chisholms Motel at 1314 Broadway; at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday at Central and Saville streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:19 p.m. Wednesday at Flex Fitness at 304 Lincoln Ave.

Complaints

A report of property damage at 9:42 a.m. Wednesday at 27 Bow St. A caller reported a black Camaro was traveling at a high rate of speed cutting off a trash truck, causing property damage to the rocks in front of his home.

A report of a disturbance at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday at 18 Desota St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrest

Elizabeth Anderson, 50, was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday at Uno Chicago Grill at 970 Paradise Road; at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday at 180 Norfolk Ave.

Light shed on Saugus problem

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Hitching Hill Road resident Ferruccio Romeo first noticed the street lights on Cider Mill and Bisbee roads were off more than a week ago while walking his dog in the dark.

They were turned off on Wednesday, March 29 and remained off last night, according to Romeo, but Peter Rossetti, chairman of the Planning Board, said he expects them to be turned back on any time now.

“Street lights are a public safety issue and jeopardize our public safety as well as the safety of our property,” said Romeo.

The issue stems from an unpaid National Grid electric bill totaling about $10,000. The bill is the responsibility of John Mallon, developer of the Bellevue Heights subdivision, until the project is completed and accepted by the town, said Town Counsel John Vasapolli.

“The legal responsibility is with the developer because it’s still a private development,” Vasapolli said. “It’s not an accepted subdivision. It’s up to the developer to plow, supply electricity, so on and so forth.”

Rossetti said Mallon has not paid the bill in about a year. At a meeting last month, Mallon said he would pay the bill when the board reduced his $50,000 surety bond. Rossetti warned that should the town have to step up and pay it on his behalf, they would pursue legal action.

Rosetti said he spoke with Town Manager Scott Crabtree and the Department of Public Works about resolving the issue because, although it’s not the town’s responsibility, it’s a matter of public safety. Crabtree could not be reached for comment.

“Mr. Mallon has overlooked payments on the electrical bill,” said Rossetti. “The last time I spoke with the DPW, they were making arrangements to have someone with the authority from the town allow the town to pay the bill. Then I believe the town is going to take action to collect the money that is owed.”

Green Line to Medford gets green light

Debra Panetta, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen, said Crabtree wrote a letter to National Grid Tuesday stating that the town would take over the responsibility of the street lights moving forward.

“Town counsel is correct, it is not the responsibility of the town,” said Panetta. “However, it is a safety concern not to have the street lights turned on, regardless of this being private property in a subdivision owned by a developer.

“The developer’s failure to meet his obligations is the real issue,” she said. “It’s a shame that the town had to step in where this is clearly the responsibility of the developer. My opinion is that the developer should pay the street light bill and finish the development as promised. Any money spent by the town for this development needs to be reimbursed by the developer.”

Panetta added that the selectmen do not have any jurisdiction on developments; The matter is the responsibility of the Planning Board which she expects will vote to take action to address this issue.

Romeo has requested to be on tonight’s Planning Board agenda and to be heard at the next Board of Selectmen meeting.

Mallon could not be reached for comment.


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

Police log: 4-6-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Kayla Agresti, 24, of 15 Newcastle St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on warrant charges of sexual conduct for a fee and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 11:34 p.m. Tuesday.

Isaiah Gonzalez was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of trespassing, shoplifting by concealing merchandise and destruction of property at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday on Wyoma Square; at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Flint streets; at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday at Minot Street and Western Avenue; at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday on Casco Road; at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Hamilton streets; at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnway and Shepard Street; at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday at Cumberland Farms at 668 Chestnut St.; at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Mansfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday at 290 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday at 315R Lynnway; at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday at 86 Lewis St.

Complaints

A report of a bomb threat at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday at 70 Conomo Ave.

A report of a disturbance at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Camden St.; at 3 p.m. Tuesday at 35 Fiske Ave.; at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 8:34 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Chase St.; at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday at 500 Walnut St.; at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday at 112 Market St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:47 p.m. Tuesday at 5 North Common St.; at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 73 Waterhill St.; at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday at 66 Rockaway St.; at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at 166 Washington St.; at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday at 127 Washington St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Exchange St.; at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 116 Adams St.

Police log: 4-5-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of runners in the road at 6 a.m. Wednesday on Leggs Hill Road. A caller complained about runners in the boot camp program at the YMCA. He stated that they ran in front of his car , and have done the same several times. He stated that he stopped one runner and suggested that they wear reflective clothing and that they not dart in front of cars. One of the runners then swore at him. He said he nearly struck them as they ran. Police spoke to a YMCA representative who said that he would speak to the instructors about using more caution.

Overdose

A report of an opioid overdose at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue.


PEABODY

Arrest

Samuel E. Wango, 22, of 3322 Crane Brook Way, was arrested on a warrant at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4 p.m. Tuesday at 412 Lynnfield St. and 2 Elmwood Circle. Wittly Jourdan, 35, of 11 Uphams St., Apt. 1, Malden, was summoned for uninsured motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle; at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday at Catholic Charities at 13 Pulaski St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday at 93 Walnut St. and 29 Howley St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday at 346 Lowell St. Someone reported that a truck pulled into their driveway, turned around after crossing the brook, and a man exited his vehicle, walked over to the brook, close to the culvert and threw something in. He then returned to the vehicle and left the property. Police checked the area and brook, and reported that everything was in order.

A report of a disturbance at 10:09 p.m. Tuesday at Azorean Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Ghost at 20 Howley St.; at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday at 111 Foster St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday at 45 Washington St. A past robbery was reported; at 8:52 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Greene Road. A caller reported a magnetic construction sign, worth $225, was stolen off his truck during the night.


REVERE

Arrests

Batilus J. Gabriel, 34, of 41 Highland St., Apt. 12, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession with intent to distribute at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Melissa A. Pellegrini, 31, of 41 Highland St., Apt. 12, was arrested on a warrant at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:51 a.m. Tuesday at Rumney Marsh Middle School on American Legion Highway; at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Street and North Shore Road; at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday at Hill School on Park Avenue; at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday at Bridge Pizzeria on Washington Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday on Kingman Avenue; at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday at Karla’s Market on Shirley Avenue; at 9:36 p.m. Tuesday at Wendy’s on Furlong Drive.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Eliot Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald’s on Squire Road; at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jean Credit Union on Shirley Avenue; at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday at Market Basket on Squire Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday on Beach Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St.; at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday at Adams Avenue and Vine Street. A caller reported a vehicle struck a tree; at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday on Walnut Street. A two-car accident was reported. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday on Jasper Street.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday on Broadway. A caller reported an MBTA bus with a flashing sign that said “call the police.” Police reporting it was a malfunctioning sign on the bus.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday at 179 Aspen Road; at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday at Humphrey Street and Phillips Avenue; at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Paradise Road.

Burning desire for new fire station in Saugus

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Saugus firefighter William Cross is advocating for a third fire station on the west side of town.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — As the amount of residential and commercial properties grow, the town needs to increase public safety resources to cover it, said veteran firefighter William Cross.

Cross, the union president of Saugus Firefighters Local #1003, is advocating for a third fire station to cover the west side of town with easy access to Route 1 North and South. It’s a fight he said dates back to the early 1970s under former Fire Chief Thomas Nolan, but is even more crucial today with the mixed-use developments planned for Route 1.

Essex Landing, a $120 million development under construction at the former Route 1 Miniature Golf & Batting Cages, will include 250 apartment units, two hotels, shops and restaurants. AvalonBay Properties is proposing 280 apartment units and 24,000 square feet of retail space at the former Hilltop Steak House site.  WoodSpring Suites will be constructed at the former Cap World Truck Accessories & Trailers site at 832 Broadway this year. The $9 million hotel will be a four-story building with 122 rooms, each with a kitchenette.

“What it comes down to is Saugus has outgrown its fire department,” Cross said. “We are stuck in the past. Every town department from A to Z has grown with the town, but not the Fire Department. With all the new building going on, we feel the growth should be reflected in the department.

“We are the biggest cut-through town on the North Shore,” said Cross. “For every minute we don’t put water on a fire, it doubles in size. When someone needs CPR, or needs any of the many skills that first responders bring to the scenes, the extra minutes it takes to get there, that’s taking away from a person’s chance at living. Every minute matters.”

Traffic congestion, especially when school is released in the afternoons, is a major concern, he said.

Former Town Meeting Moderator Robert Long, who served for 18 years, said a capital improvement program was approved by Town Meeting in 1995. The town voted to have a debt exclusion for $20 million to fund the construction of the Public Safety Building on Hamilton Street, Saugus Public Library, Senior Center, Department of Public Works building, and renovations to Town Hall. Finally, $500,000 was set aside for a West Side Fire Station, Long said.

“It had been envisioned as a two-bay engine house,” he said.

One bay would house a fast response engine and the other, either an ambulance or police car.

NSCC president lays out 2017 goals, plans

Under former Town Manager Steven Angelo, a house was purchased beside the Oaklandvale Elementary School for about $160,000 to be used as a fire station property, Long said. Both he and Cross question why the location was chosen.

Studies in the ’70s and in the’90s determined the best location would be on Lynn Fells Parkway near Target and the entrance to Breakheart Reservation, Cross said. He believes the town could sell the Main Street home for double the purchase price.

In 2003, Cross sponsored three Town Meeting articles in an effort to bring the new station to fruition. A debt exclusion for a new ladder truck and a second debt exclusion for a new, $500,000 firehouse both passed. A third article for a Proposition 2 ½  override to fund the hiring of 12 new firefighters failed.

“It probably would have passed if the firehouse was on the ground and folks could see it,” said Long.

Cross argued that the current staff could man the station as more firefighters are gradually hired.

“It comes down to putting money where your mouth is and finding ways to fund it,” he said.

While he acknowledged that the town budget is tight, he said he is hoping to put the issue on the town’s radar.

“It’s no surprise that this is coming up again considering the Essex Landing and AvalonBay projects,” said Debra Panetta, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen. “Public safety is of the utmost importance, and with these large developments being built in our town, people are concerned.”

Town Manager Scott Crabtree did not return calls seeking comment.


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

Police log: 4-5-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Kendall Bridges, 28, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 4:05 p.m. Monday.

Timothy Brulotte, of 15 Chandler Terrace, was arrested on a warrant charge of Class A drug possession at 2:31 p.m. Monday.

Elizabeth Burns, 27, of 29 Washington St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with daytime breaking and entering for a felony, larceny from a building and trespassing at 9:36 a.m. Tuesday.

Brian Chandler, 53, of 41 Light St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery and on a warrant at 11:43 p.m. Monday.

Rachael Kennedy, 28, of 78 Sweetwater St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 4:03 p.m. Monday.

Deng Monykuc, 27, of 498 Essex St., was arrested and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest at 6:53 p.m. Monday.

Brianna Nardone, 21, of 21 Springvale Ave., was arrested and charged with motor vehicle lights violation and on warrant charges of OUI liquor, license not in possession and marked lanes violation at 11:05 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:21 p.m. Monday at 1 Market St.; at 3:45 p.m. Monday at 48 Lafayette Park; at 4:21 p.m. Monday at B Street and Parkland Avenue; at 5:18 p.m. Monday at Boston and Franklin streets; at 5:21 p.m. Monday at Allen Avenue and Chestnut Street; at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Broad and Green streets; at 7:45 p.m. Monday at 123 Green St.; at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday at Market and State streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:43 p.m. Monday at 20 Wheeler St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:03 p.m. Monday on Light Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:24 p.m. Monday at 84 Adams St.; at 7:59 p.m. Monday at 287 Walnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:32 p.m. Monday at 18 Holland Ave.; at 8:51 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Libby Court.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:45 p.m. Monday at 27 Essex Court; at 7:35 p.m. Monday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 8:05 p.m. Monday at 48 Friend St.; at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday at 45 Thistle St.; at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday at Taco Bell at 124 Boston St.; at 10:01 a.m. Tuesday at 214 Ocean St.; at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday at 409 Lynnway; at 10:56 a.m. Tuesday at 14 Holland Ave.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:52 p.m. Monday on Boston Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:31 p.m. Monday at 170 South Common St.; at 4:44 p.m. Monday at 250 Maple St.

A report of a robbery at 3:39 p.m. Monday at Boston and Congress streets.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday at 24 Hamilton Ave.

Police log: 4-4-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:22 p.m. Saturday on Condon Circle; at 1:08 p.m. Monday on Main Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:27 p.m. Sunday on Route 128 Southbound. Two people were taken to Lahey Clinic.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 12:10 a.m. Saturday at 15 Atherton Circle. A man wearing a white coat heading to Glenn Meadow was reportedly walking down the street yelling. Police checked the surrounding area and were unable to find the man; at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday at 7 Jensen St. A caller reported a suspicious man knocked on her door. Police reported a man with a disabled vehicle called for a tow truck.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:43 p.m. Monday at 344 Pillings Pond Road. A caller reported a stolen bicycle.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Jay Lafromboise, 37, of 10 Garden Road, was arrested on a warrant at 9:16 a.m. Monday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:52 a.m. Monday on Washington Street.

An employee from the shop stated at 12:01 p.m. Monday on Barnard Street that a juvenile had been skateboarding and grinding on the steps. The employee went out and confronted the individual, who then made inappropriate gestures and took off.

A report of an egging incident at 1:44 p.m. Monday on Washington Street. A caller reported she was leaving her house that morning and someone had thrown eggs at her.


NAHANT

Arrests

Christopher Delrosario, 19, of 49 Harbor St., Apt. 2, Salem, was arrested and charged with failure to drive in the right lane, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and Class A drug possession at 11:07 a.m. Friday.


PEABODY

Arrests

Sebastiao Souza, 43, of 10 Johnson St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license subsequent offense at 4:41 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Monday at 2 Clement Ave. and  96 Washington St.; at 2:54 p.m. Monday at 27 Putnam St. A caller reported her house may have been damaged in a motor vehicle accident that morning. Police reported the building department was installing supports for the house. Michail Qyrasi, 35, of 25 Aborn St., was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to use care in start/stop/turn/back. Betim Qyrasi, 68, of 94 Birch St., was summoned for allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle; at 4:02 p.m. Monday at 35 County St. A three-car accident was reported. Police reported one driver was taken to Union Hospital; at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at 132 Newbury St. and 2 Winona St.; at 6:51 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Pound Lane and 11 Andover St.; at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at 82 Lowell St. and 2 Perkins St. A two-car accident was reported. One of the drivers was cited for failure to yield; at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday at Outback Steakhouse at 300 Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:16 p.m. Monday at Community Outreach Center at 210O Andover St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:41 p.m. Monday at 22 Hancock St. A caller reported a break that occurred earlier in the day via the front door. Police reported the caller was unsure what, if anything, was taken.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:18 p.m. Monday at Carraba’s Restaurant at 1A Newbury St. An employee requested a group smoking weed be dispersed from the front of the restaurant. An officer reported the group had left prior to his arrival; at 4:10 p.m. Monday at 116 Foster St.; at 7:02 p.m. Monday at 116 Foster St. A caller reported a male made threats to her. An officer reported no threats to harm were made and advised the man to stay away from the caller; at 7:45 p.m. Monday at 12 Anthony Road. A caller reported her son was assaulted while at James Street Park earlier in the day; at 11:03 p.m. Monday at 116 Shore Drive; at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday at 114 Shore Drive.

Fire

A report of a fire at 5:01 p.m. Monday at 39 Wallis St. and 23 Upton St. A caller from Boston Bounce reported she saw smoke from her place of business. The Peabody Fire Department extinguished a small trash fire that was in the rear of the property behind the building.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6 p.m. Monday at Paddy Kelley’s at 154 Washington St. The owner wanted to report employee theft.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:02 a.m. Monday on Vane Street; at 3:40 p.m. Monday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road. Wellida Machado, 33, of 237 Lantern Road, Apt 20, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Geraldo Magelo Paulino, 30, of 187 Gladstone St., Apt. 1, Boston, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 4:12 p.m. Monday at Wonderland Marketplace on VFW Parkway; at 7:40 p.m. Monday on Brown Circle; at 8:52 p.m. Monday at Master Auto Sales on Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:56 a.m. Monday at Bill Ash’s Lounge on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 9:58 a.m. Monday on Orchard Street; at 1:59 p.m. Monday at Youth in Motion on Broadway; at 7:28 p.m. Monday at 7-Eleven on Shirley Avenue; at 10:57 p.m. Monday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:53 p.m. Monday on South Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:28 a.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 12:39 a.m. Monday at IHOP on Squire Road; at 5:58 p.m. Monday at Dollar Tree on Furlong Drive.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:55 a.m. Monday on Dawes Street; at 8:14 p.m. Monday on Franklin Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:18 a.m. Monday at 190 Broadway. One person was taken to Union Hospital.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 5:46 p.m. Monday at 21 Foster St. A woman reported two one dollar bills were turned in at an Eastern Bank in Peabody with her personal information printed on them. She was told by the bank that the bills were taken out of circulation and set to be destroyed.

A report of a disturbance at 6:42 p.m. Monday at 59 Denver St.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 5:38 p.m. Monday at 24 Curtis Road. A caller reported her neighbor was burning leaves in the backyard.

A report of a building fire at 10:37 p.m. Monday at 11 Davis St. A caller reported a porch on fire.


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:08 a.m. Monday at 10 Bay View Ave.

Police ID woman killed by her vehicle in Saugus

PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Saugus and state police respond to the Sunoco gas station on Route 1 North. 

SAUGUS Police have identified the woman killed by her own vehicle at a Sunoco gas station Saturday as Colleen Dolan of Bridgewater.

Dolan, 38, died after becoming trapped under her vehicle, a Chevy Captiva, while at the Route 1 gas station at 700 Broadway, police said.

An initial investigation indicated that the vehicle rolled, trapping Dolan underneath it. Her death was ruled accidental, police said.

Police responded to a report of a woman trapped underneath a vehicle at approximately 9:51 a.m. Dolan was declared dead at the scene.

The Saugus Fire Department and the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section also responded.

Daughter says mother had ‘the biggest heart’

PHOTO COURTESY OF MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE
Pictured is murder suspect David Michael Grossack.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNN The 47-year-old homeless man accused of killing his 56-year-old girlfriend in December was held without bail following a Lynn District Court appearance on Monday.

David Grossack pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge. He is scheduled to return to court for a probable cause hearing on May 4.

Grossack is accused of killing Kathleen Burgess, whose body was found by her daughter. Michelle Valasunas, 37, of Saugus, had not heard from her mother in about 10 days, and went to check on her on Dec. 29, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office.

“Her and I were extremely close — have been my entire life,” said Valasunas. “She lived with me up until Oct. 15, 2016. She had the biggest heart. Anybody she knows would tell you the same thing.”

Grossack’s defense attorney, Denise Regan, said she had no comment.

Valasunas said she was just happy that Grossack was finally in custody.

Burgess’ body was found on her apartment floor of 40 Newhall St., covered up with blankets and sheets. Valasunas told responding officers that Grossack had been staying at the apartment with Burgess at times, prosecutors said.

Investigators found Burgess’ body in an advanced state of decomposition, indicating that she had been dead for days. Because of the decomposition, investigators initially couldn’t determine if Burgess had sustained any injuries or trauma. Evidence indicated there may have been a struggle. Blood evidence was collected throughout the studio apartment, according to court documents.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner later ruled her death a homicide by blunt force trauma with multiple facial fractures, court documents show.

Investigators couldn’t find Grossack, but later learned he had been staying at various homeless shelters in the Boston area. He had been providing the shelters with different aliases from fraudulent identification cards, according to court documents.

Grossack was arrested on outstanding unrelated warrants by the Pittsfield Police Department March 28. While he was being booked, he told police that he had attempted to kill himself months ago after he had killed his girlfriend, court documents said.

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During an interview with Pittsfield police, Grossack allegedly admitted to killing Burgess and provided a detailed description of how he assaulted and killed her, which was consistent with evidence at the scene. He described a stressful relationship with Burgess and stated that he stayed at the apartment for a few days after killing her.

Grossack is also accused of killing a man in Everett in February, and was ordered held without bail following a Malden District Court appearance last week. The body of Francis Brescia, 65, of Everett, was also found in an advanced state of decomposition at 25 Oakland Ave., on Feb. 25. The building’s landlord had found Brescia following a well-being check, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

Grossack allegedly fatally assaulted Brescia in his home on or around Feb. 10. Brescia suffered a fractured skull and was stabbed at least 14 times, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

A warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the homicide and he was later arrested by Pittsfield police.


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

Border Cafe faces cockroach complaint

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Following an allegation that a Border Cafe customer took home more than just leftovers, all restaurants in town may be subjected to regular pest inspections.

William Heffernan, chairman of the Board of Health, and Director of Public Health David Greenbaum agreed Monday night that the panel should consider making routine pest inspections mandatory for all restaurants. Greenbaum said he’d like to see them completed on a monthly basis.

“Given the amount of establishments in town, I think we, as a board, will request pest inspections be completed more regularly than they are now,” said Heffernan.

The proposed change stems from an incident two weeks ago. Kristin Torres, a customer, posted on Facebook that she found a cockroach at the bottom of her leftovers from the Route 1 Mexican restaurant. The post included two photos of an insect at the bottom of a glass bowl of dip and quickly spread over the internet.

“He was all the way at the bottom,” Torres wrote. “I am sick to my stomach.”

“When I came home and opened up my leftovers after eating the cilantro dip with my pastelitos, this was on the bottom,” she wrote. “To think me and my husband go there religiously. I am extremely disappointed and disgusted.”

Torres said comments written on the Facebook page were deleted — when a review was posted, the whole page was taken down.

Greenbaum said the issue is under investigation. Torres called him Monday morning to file a complaint. On Monday, March 28, before answering calls from Bob Murphy, vice president of operations for Border Cafe, Greenbaum paid the shop an unscheduled visit to complete his own inspection.

“I went Monday morning at 10 a.m.,” Greenbaum said. “I wasn’t going to rely on their pest control’s inspection.”

While there, he found a dead insect beneath the three-bay sink that he described as looking like a cockroach.

“I did look at the area where they prepare this particular dish and there was no activity,” he said.

No live cockroaches have been found and the dead bugs aren’t enough evidence to determine the building is in violation. Should he have found live cockroaches, the restaurant would have been shut down, he said.

“I’m comfortable with them being open,” Greenbaum said.

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This isn’t the first time the Mexican restaurant’s cleanliness has come into question. As recently as two to three months ago, inspectors noted German cockroach activity, Greenbaum said, though most reports have come back with little or no activity.

“I know last year the issue centered around a suspect foodborne illness complaint,” Greenbaum said.

Murphy said restaurant operators have taken great strides to improve operations over the past year to consistently deliver the highest standards.

“We understand that the board takes all public complaints concerning restaurant food safety and public health very seriously,” he said. “We want the board to understand that the company is committed to the highest standards of food safety as well as a quality dining experience for our valued guests.”

Murphy noted that the customer placed her own food in the take-out container and discovered the bug when she reopened it about five hours later. He said the administration immediately contacted its own pest control company to have them complete an inspection. The company, Ecologic Entomology IPM found no activity.

Lisa Berger of Berger Food Safety Consulting said she has worked with the Border Cafe for about a year, and members of her team have completed 19 inspections with no evidence of a pest problem.

“A lot of people make complaints whether they’re legit or not,” Berger said. “We’re pretty much at the mercy of someone having made this complaint.”

Murphy agreed to voluntarily have pest control inspections twice a week for the foreseeable future.

Revere’s Health Inspector also completed an inspection as a neutral third party and found no evidence of living roaches.


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

Bridging a danger

The state’s decision to give Saugus $500,000 to start the Water Street bridge’s replacement is a positive step in the right direction to eliminating dangers above area roadways.

The bridge is more than a century old and the state money will initially pay for what will probably be an expensive and time-consuming process to replace the bridge on the town’s border with Wakefield. It is hoped the Water Street bridge project is a hint at an accelerated state and federal effort to get aging and decaying bridges across the nation fixed or replaced.

Bridges in Massachusetts and other states were built, in many cases, to accommodate traffic from a simpler time when fewer vehicles moved across bridges and mega-trucks carrying enormous loads had yet to be invented.

New England weather and proximity in the case of coastal communities has hastened the demise of many bridges to the point where they have become dangerous potential disasters.

Bridges are never an easy fix. Anyone familiar with town bridges spanning the Saugus River knows the amount of time and traffic detouring required to get those bridges replaced and the work continues.

Bridge projects require detouring drivers or shutting down lanes and contributing to traffic tie-ups on already-overcrowded roads. They involve engineering and structural work that takes time and money to accomplish.

But bridge repairs cannot be ignored. News reports periodically highlight horror stories about concrete chunks or metal falling from elderly bridges onto vehicles. More than one bridge in the state has been closed down or posted with state warning signs prohibiting truck traffic.

Focusing on violence

Ironically, the same strategy that set the stage for bridge construction across the nation 80 years ago makes sense today. The Great Depression spawned federal project agencies that built bridges and put the unemployed to work.

A new national commitment funded by federal dollars to fix up thousands of bridges needs to be entertained and launched. More exciting transportation projects or alternate energy endeavors should be put on hold in order to channel money into bridge building.

Municipal spending, even state dollars, don’t come close to covering costs for pricey bridge projects — even ones as relatively small as the Water Street bridge. Failure to repair and replace bridges will lead to an economic injury caused by detours and traffic tie-ups around closed bridges.

Police log: 4-4-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Elodia Carrillo, 47, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 2:38 p.m. Sunday.

Molica Chen, of 272 Western Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of defacing property at 1:39 p.m. Sunday.

Matthew Currier, of 15 Parkland Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of speeding and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 2:31 p.m. Sunday.

Corey Denton, of 8 Allen St., New Bedford, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of shoplifting by asportation at 7:39 p.m. Sunday.

Amanda Dexter, 26, of 11 Cook St., was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering nighttime for a felony and destruction of property at 1:44 p.m. Monday.

Philip Falcucci, 31, of 124 Crescent Ave., Revere, was arrested and charged with destruction of property at 12:59 p.m. Monday.

Sheilagh Kelly, 41, of 467 Ferry St., Malden, was arrested and charged with larceny by check at 1:22 p.m. Monday.

Joanne Knapp, of 79 North Common St., was arrested on warrant charges of sexual conduct for a fee and Class A drug possession at 1:14 p.m. Sunday.

Brandon Ortiz, 22, of 80 Sagamore St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and destruction of property at 12:28 a.m. Monday.

Yared Rios, 45, of 67 Rand St., was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, trespassing with a firearm, unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card, firearm violation with one prior violent crime and violation of the city knife ordinance at 8:32 p.m. Sunday.

Eliza Wallner was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and two counts of state highway traffic violation at 10:38 a.m. Monday.

Muntaser Wiher, 38, of 70 Kernwood Drive, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 11:31 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:51 p.m. Sunday at 38 Exchange St.; at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at Auto Zone at 86 Boston St.; at 9:18 p.m. Sunday at 107 Newhall St.; at 11:13 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street; at 1:33 a.m. Monday at 446 Western Ave.; at 8:34 a.m. Monday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 12:29 p.m. Monday at 1 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:18 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Bank at 112 Market St.; at 9:49 a.m. Monday at 224 Washington St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:21 a.m. Monday at Broadway and Jenness Street; at 7:39 a.m. Monday at 8 Lafayette Park.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 2:14 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at 83 Eutaw Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:31 p.m. Sunday at 77 Green St.; at 4:51 p.m. Sunday at 228 Kings Hill Drive; at 6:38 p.m. Sunday at 38 Hanover St.; at 11:02 p.m. Sunday at Euphoria Night Club at 130 Union St.; at 10:47 a.m. Monday at Lynn City Hall at 3 City Hall Square.

A report of a gunshot at 7:42 p.m. Sunday at Pine Grove Cemetery at 145 Boston St.; at 10:40 p.m. Sunday at Allen and Rock avenues; at 10:54 p.m. Sunday at 29 Grant St.; at 11:33 p.m. Sunday at 78 Central Ave.; at 11:34 p.m. Sunday at Lynnway and Newhall Street; at 1:32 a.m. Monday at Sagamore and Washington streets; at 2:16 a.m. Monday at Mt Vernon and Silsbee streets.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:48 p.m. Sunday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 5:14 p.m. Sunday at 810 Lynnway; at 8:12 a.m. Monday at 33 Cherry St.; at 10:50 a.m. Monday at 153 Tracy Ave.; at 11:36 a.m. Monday at 1 Brook Road; at 12:34 p.m. Monday at Eastern Bank at 112 Market St.  

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:52 p.m. Sunday at 26 Rockingham St.

Police log: 4-3-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:09 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street.

Complaints

A caller reported a black Jeep with a soft top heading towards the neck with the driver possibly smoking a joint at 10:23 a.m. Sunday at Beach and East Orchard streets. The caller witnessed the driver light the joint and drive off.

A report of an egging incident at 6:30 a.m. Monday on Washington Street. A caller reported her car was hit by an egging that morning and she was also partially sprayed. She thought the people involved were throwing them from a window, rather than a vehicle. Police reported some egg parts could be seen in the street. Another caller reported his car was hit and thought he knew the location of the house involved. Police reported the second floor of 284 Washington St. was the suspected location off the egging, but the occupants would not answer the door.


PEABODY

Arrests

Douglas M. Bozek, 46, of 29 Harrison Ave., was arrested on warrants at 2:35 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:21 p.m. Sunday at 46 Margin St. and 2 Newcastle Road; at 9:23 a.m. Saturday at Green Tangerine Spa & Salon at 210G Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:19 p.m. Sunday at 76 Aborn St.; at 1:19 a.m. Monday at Portuguese-American War Veterans at 103 Tremont St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a burglary attempt at 11:07 p.m. Sunday at R&A Automotive at 26 Lake St. A caller reported a man trying to break in. Police reported the man was looking for a phone number for the business in order to inform them that he had dropped off his car in the lot for service.

Complaints

A report of harassment at 9:13 p.m. Sunday at The Cheesecake Factory at 210C Andover St. A caller reported someone was harassing them online and posting inappropriate photos of them. Police reported the harassment occurred in Salem and that the caller would be obtaining a harassment order there.

A report of a disturbance at 10:29 p.m. Sunday at 13 Keys Drive.


REVERE

Arrests

Dengel Capeles-Rosa, 32, of 461 Crescent Ave., Apt. 9, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant at 3:33 a.m. Sunday.

Cheryl Ann Lawrence, 47, of 177F Greenleaf Ave., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 9:29 p.m. Thursday.

Jean M. Leuci, 51, of 50 Fernwood Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 1:31 p.m. Thursday.

Carolyn Painter, 39, of 5 Wedgewood Road, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with larceny of property at 9:29 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:05 a.m. Friday on Shirley Avenue; at 11:35 a.m. Friday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway; at 2:55 p.m. Friday on Martin Street; at 4:28 p.m. Friday at Adams Street and Cushman Avenue; at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Staples on VFW Parkway; at 5:42 p.m. Friday at T-Mobile on Everett Street; at 10:34 p.m. Friday at Firestone on Squire Road; at 8:02 a.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 11:39 a.m. Saturday at Four Points Sheraton on Squire Road; at 2:35 p.m. Saturday on Reservoir Avenue; at 2:52 p.m. Saturday at Thrifty Car Rental on Lee Burbank Highway; at 6:52 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Family Chiropractic on Broadway; at 8:18 p.m. Saturday at Mill and Beach streets. A 17-year-old juvenile was summoned for operating recklessly so as to endanger and speeding; at 11:05 p.m. Saturday at Wonderland Entertainment on North Shore Road; at 8:37 a.m. Sunday on Broadway; at 12:42 p.m. Sunday on Brown Circle. Fernando R. Desouza, 42, of 370 Ocean Ave., Apt. 808, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and state highway/following too close; at 8:51 p.m. Sunday at Mom’s Indian Motorcycles on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:13 p.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:05 p.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 10:41 p.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 2:36 p.m. Sunday on Park Avenue; at 4:09 p.m. Sunday on Squire Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:33 p.m. Saturday at Church of Latter Day Saints on Washington Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:05 a.m. Friday on Carleton Street; at 8:08 a.m. Friday at 7-Eleven on Broadway; at 10:06 a.m. Friday at Sally’s Beauty Supply on Squire Road; at 3:31 p.m. Friday at Registry of Motor Vehicles on Everett Street; at 11:33 p.m. Friday at BK’s Bar & Grille on Ocean Avenue; at 11:48 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 1:56 a.m. Saturday at Rodeway Inn on American Legion Highway; at 7:56 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 8:34 p.m. Saturday on Sargent Street; at 10:21 p.m. Saturday on Centennial Avenue; at 12:11 a.m. Sunday on Centennial Avenue; at 2:38 a.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:33 a.m. Sunday on Pomona Street; at 4:34 a.m. Sunday on Pomona Street; at 5:38 a.m. Sunday on South Avenue; at 3:01 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 3:15 p.m. Sunday on Agawam Street; at 7 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 7:24 p.m. Sunday on Mills Avenue.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 8:25 p.m. Friday at Centennial Avenue and North Shore Road.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:42 a.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue; at 8:17 p.m. Saturday at Northgate on Squire Road; at 6:28 p.m. Sunday at Burlington Coat Factory on Squire Road.

A report of bicycle theft at 9:01 p.m. Sunday at Rite Aid on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.

A report of vandalism at 7:01 p.m. Sunday at Robert Road and School Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:05 a.m. Friday at Lincoln and Western avenues; at 8:45 p.m. Friday at 177 Winter St. A caller reported a vehicle into a pole across from the home; at 5:56 a.m. Saturday at Fox Hill Bridge on Salem Turnpike.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:20 p.m. Friday at Saugus Community Methodist Church at 493 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a purse was removed from a vehicle parked in the rear of the lot and the passenger’s side window was broken; at 10:24 p.m. Saturday at Angela’s Coal Fired Pizza at 880 Broadway; at 10:41 p.m. Saturday at The Continental Restaurant at 266 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:08 a.m. Friday at Clifton Avenue and Baker Street; at 10:33 p.m. Friday at Warden Street Apartments at 5 Warden St. A caller reported there were five kids to the rear of her building and thought they were using marijuana. Police reported finding nothing after an area check; at 11:12 p.m. Saturday at Milano Drive and Forest Street; at 4 p.m. Saturday at Staaf Road and School Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:47 p.m. Friday at Heritage Heights Housing for the Elderly at 19 Talbot St. A caller reported four young males banged on her door and tried to open it. Her friend, who was in the apartment with her, tried to chase the males, but tripped and fell, injuring her wrist. The suspects fled towards Vine Street. Police reported there didn’t seem to be any entry and it was unclear what the children wanted.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:59 p.m. Friday at Sunglass Hut in Macy’s at 1185 Broadway. The supervisor reported nine pairs of sunglasses were stolen overnight, totaling about $3,000.


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:46 p.m. Sunday at Burrill Street and Doherty Circle.

Jets fall to Malden in season opener

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Lynn’s Jose Perez is checked from behind on a hard hit by Malden’s Sean Lord.

By HAROLD RIVERA

MALDEN — With a roster full of experienced players, Lynn Jets lacrosse coach Peter Pappagianopoulos has high expectations coming into the spring season. Monday night at MacDonald Stadium in Malden, Pappagianopoulos got his first live look at the Jets.

Lynn’s Matt Moorehouse scored a pair of early goals in the opening period to give the Jets an early 2-0 edge but Malden claimed the victory, 11-7.

“Individually and skill-wise, we’re in a decent place,” Pappagianopoulos said. “It’s just the basics. We couldn’t throw and catch. If we can do the basics, we can play with anybody. We have a lot of athletes. In the grand scheme of things, it just comes down to the basics.”

After Moorehouse put Lynn up, 2-0, Malden battled back with three unanswered goals to take the lead. Andy Tham netted a pair of goals for the Golden Tornados and Zack Rufo added a score, giving Malden the 3-2 advantage after the first period.

Malden never looked back from there. Lynn evened the game at 4-4 in the second period behind a goal from Nicky Duong. The Golden Tornadoes responded with another 3-0 rally led by goals from Tham, Alex Connick and Steven Sexton. Malden led 8-5 at the midway point.

“We got out ground-balled and we got outpassed,” Pappagianopoulos said. “We didn’t get out-hustled. These are basic skills, things we know.”

Lynn made it a one-goal game at 8-7 in the third period, thanks to scores from Duong and Ryan Clark. Connick padded the lead for Malden with a goal to make it a 9-7 score at the end of three.

The Golden Tornadoes got fourth period goals from Rufo and Roman Granzziano to walk away with the 11-7 win.

“The teams were just about even,” Malden coach Brenden Maney said. “The difference is my keeper (Hasnat Moughal) made a couple more saves. It was a close game, so if he doesn’t make those saves we’re on the wrong end of this one.”

Maney added, “They attacked us early. They scored a number of their goals from their attack and we couldn’t figure that out. We settled down and we were able to prevent that from happening later on. It was about even lacrosse from there on out.”

Moorehouse notched a hat trick to lead the way for Lynn. Jets goalie Chris Johnson made seven saves in the contest. The Jets will look to improve by going back to the basics in practice.

“It’s day one stuff,” Pappagianopoulos said. “Get the ball up, look for the open man. We just have to become more confident. My goalie (Johnson) played well and our defense looked alright. Offensively, when we completed passes we looked good.”

With three new teams joining the Northeastern Conference, Monday’s game gave the two coaches an indication of the level of competition that lies ahead this season. Lynn and Malden have traditionally played one another twice a year, but they’ll both be facing new teams this spring due to the merger.

“I think it’s how it should be,” Pappagianopoulos said. “Malden is new to the NEC but we’ve played them each of the last three years. The only new team we added is Everett, another inner-city school. We should be playing together. If we want to keep building inner-city lacrosse teams we should be playing each other. It’s good for the conference.”

Another new feature for the Jets this spring is the addition of Tech to the combine team. As of now, the Jets have three players from Tech on their roster.

“We added three players and they’re good kids,” Pappagianopoulos said. “It’s good for them to be a part of a team. Last year they folded and the year before they barely made it through. It wasn’t fair to those kids. It was smart for the city to bring everybody together.”

Lynn (0-1) looks to bounce back on Wednesday when the Jets host Saugus.

Paul E. O’Brien, 87

SAUGUS — Mr. Paul E. O’Brien, 87, of Saugusm formerly of Lynn, died on April 2 at the Hawthorne Hill Rehab in Danvers. He was the husband of the late Lorraine (Breau) O’Brien.

Born and raised in Lynn, Mr. O’Brien was the son of the late Thomas A. and Mary (Nagle) O’Brien. Paul was a graduate of Boston College. He was a hockey coach at Saugus High School for 23 years from 1955-79. Mr. O’Brien retired as a guidance counselor from Saugus High School in the late 1990’s where he started as a history teacher in the early 1950’s.

Mr. O’Brien is survived by two sons, Michael P. O’Brien of S. Boston, Timothy P. O’Brien and his wife Kelly of Wakefield; one daughter, Jo-Anne O’Brien Fay and her husband Christopher of Peabody; two sisters, Patricia O’Brien of Lynn, Jaqueline Elsmore of Winthrop; four grandchildren, Meghan, Michael, Matthew, Monica. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Richard O’Brien and sister, Eleanor Scanlon.

In lieu of flowers donations in Paul’s memory may be made to Hathorne Hill Activities Department, Attn: Fran Walker, 15 Kirkbride Dr, Danvers MA 01923.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com.

Virginia Discolo, 85

SAUGUS — Virginia Discolo, 85, of Saugus, died on March 31. Loving wife of 61 years of the late Paul J. Discolo. Beloved mother of the late Paula Discolo and the late Susan Oxley, Gary Discolo of Florida, Gayle Barbero and her husband James of Peabody, Paul Discolo Jr. of Florida, Lisa Discolo of Saugus. Cherished grandmother to 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild. Dear sister to Lillian Johnson of Saugus and the late Charles Woodell. Also adored by many nieces and nephews.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, Saugus, on Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the charity of your choice.

Mary J. Dixon, 85

Mrs. Mary J. (Dunlop) Dixon, beloved wife of the late John J. Dixon, and proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was 85.

She was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late Robert W. Dunlop, and Constance (Beardsell) Gumb. She was raised in Lynn, a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1949. She lived in Saugus since 1971. She was married to the late John J. Dixon for more than 60 years, before his passing in 2009.

Mrs. Dixon enjoyed cooking, gardening, the beach and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her fondest memories included winters in Clearwater Beach, Fla., with her husband, and road trips to Atlantic City. She loved time with her family, especially time with grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She leaves three sons, John W. Dixon and his wife Marie, of Saugus, Michael S. Dixon of Saugus, James A. Dixon and his wife Amy of Lynn, her grandchildren, Kevin, Sean, Timothy, Ryan, Christina Doherty, Michael, Mary, Jack, Nicole Dixon, and her great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Arianna, Ryan Dixon and Cameron Trembley. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Mary Dunlop, and several nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late Robert W Dunlop Jr., William Dunlop and Carol A. King. Her warmth, kindness, and sense of humor will be sorely missed by her friends and family, and all those who knew her.

Service information: Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway, (Rt. 129), Lynn. Burial is in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours are on Tuesday, April 4, from 4-8 p.m. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home for Little Wanderers (www.thehome.org), or Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Howard L. Norris Jr., 79

MARLBOROUGH, N.H. — Mr. Howard L. Norris Jr., age 79, of Marlborough, N.H., formerly of Lynn, died Saturday, March 25 after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Mildred (Reed) Norris, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage.

Born in Saugus, he was the son of the late Howard L. Norris Sr. and the late Myrtle H. Edwards. He was the brother of the late Barbara Pelchat, Beverly Thibodeau, Dorothy Reed and James Norris. He had lived in Lynn for many years and was a resident of Lynn until his death.

Howard was a production worker for Coca-Cola in Lynn and then for Clean Environment Co. in North Billerica. He also did remodeling for the late John Sordillo Realty of Lynn.

He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Pack 18, and was also a member and worker for the Knights of Pythias, as well as former Master-at-Arms. He loved nature, gardening and landscaping. He loved animals, especially his pet rabbits and dogs. He enjoyed biking, fishing and clam digging with his sons and in-laws, and camping with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, Frank Norris of Cape Coral, Fla., Howard J. Norris of Lynn, Charles Norris and his wife Joanne of Lynn, Paul Norris and his wife Leslie of Melrose and Peter Norris of Lynn; four grandchildren, Jennifer Norris and Charles Norris Jr. of Lynn and Nicolas Norris and Brooke Norris of Melrose; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Ava; the caring mother of his five sons, Nancy Gainley; as well as many nieces and nephews. He also leaves Mildred’s children, Stephen Colby, Richard Colby, James Colby, Arthur L Colby Jr., the late Diane Baetzel, Mary Doane and Melissa Morgan; and Mildred’s grandchildren, Jordan, Catherine, Adrian and Christopher.

Service information: At the request of the family, private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 300, 1301 N Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325-0300. Arrangements by the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, Lynn. Guestbook at www.solimine.com.

 

1997 April Fools’ blizzard anything but a joke

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Virginia and Donald Lucia are pictured 20 years after the April Fools’ Day blizzard of 1997.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

LYNN Only three to five inches of snow is expected this April Fools’ Day. But 20 years ago, the joke was on the residents of the Northeastern United States when Mother Nature dumped rain, sleet and more than 25 inches of snow on every town from Maine to Maryland.

Item file photo

Virginia and Donald Lucia tackle the blizzard in 1997.

“We couldn’t get out from our front or side door that day,” said Virginia Lucia, who the late Item photographer Walter Hoey captured shoveling snow from the top of her car two decades ago. “It was just so much snow.”

Virginia and her husband, Donald Lucia, have lived in their Fernwood Avenue home for 56 years. Donald, who worked for the Swampscott Public School system, said more than anything, he remembers the flooding that followed the snowfall.

“And, of course, these storms bring out a certain sense of camaraderie,” he said. “You see your neighbors and you help each other out.”

The record-setting spring blizzard prompted the deaths of three men in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; all suffered heart attacks while shoveling snow.

Prior to the storm, Boston had received 26.5 inches of snow for the season. People took warnings of a blizzard lightly because of the anticipated storm’s date. Plows had already been put away from the spring season. March 30, 1997, a sunny day with a high temperature of 63 degrees, didn’t help convince anyone otherwise.

But a cold front hit on March 31. From 7-11 p.m., an inch of snow fell each hour. From 11-3 a.m. on April 1, three inches piled up per hour. With 25.4 inches measured at Logan International Airport, the snowstorm was the fourth largest in Boston’s history. The biggest was the North American Blizzard of 2003, which totaled 27.5 inches, beating the Blizzard of ‘78 by .4 inches.

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About 1,000 Massachusetts drivers spent the night trapped in their vehicles, Logan Airport was shut down, and trees and large limbs fell, leaving many without electricity; 8,000 in Lynn alone.

City officials used the Broadway Fire Station as an emergency management command post, Breed Junior High as an evacuation center, and Greater Lynn Senior Services as a shelter.

A 4-year-old boy fell into Sluice Pond while playing with his older brother. His brother jumped into the frigid water after him, as did their father, who helped rescue them both. A Howard Street woman went into labor during the storm’s peak, a Boston Street man was injured by his snowblower, and a Saratoga Street man was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital to have two of his partially severed fingers reattached.

On April 2, 1997, then-Lynn Mayor Patrick J. McManus estimated the April Fools’ Day surprise cost the city $100,000 in plowing and sanding costs, on top of the $200,000 budgeted and mostly already spent during the winter.

Schools in Lynn, Peabody, Nahant, Lynnfield, Revere and Saugus were closed for the first time that year, according to a 1997 Item article. Marblehead and Swampscott had a two-hour delay.


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