Saugus

Meeting to consider Saugus school vote

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS Town Meeting members will be asked Tuesday to decide whether residents will hit the polls on June 20 to vote on a new middle-high school.

The School Building Committee recently approved a total project budget investment of $186 million, which includes an investment of $160 million for a proposed grades 6-12 combination middle and high school.

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) will reimburse the town at a minimum rate of 53 percent which is expected to increase of eligible approved project costs.

In addition, a $25 million district-wide master plan would restructure the district to include an upper elementary school for grades 3-5 at the existing Belmonte Middle School and a lower elementary school for Pre-K through grade 2 at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School. The master plan is a town project and is not being pursued through the MSBA. The town’s share of the total project would be an estimated $118 million, bonded over a 30-year period.

Town Manager Scott Crabtree said the town’s recently earned S&P AA+ bond rating, which is the highest rating in the town’s history, will save taxpayers an estimated $7.2 million in savings over the life of the bond.

A fact sheet provided by Crabtree details the cost to residents with average home value assessments. According to The Warren Group, in March, the median home value in Saugus was $374,950.

At $375,000, the cost would be $76 in 2018, $118 in 2019, and would continue gradually increasing until reaching $541 in 2024. The cost would then begin to gradually decline.

With a home valued at $300,000, a resident would contribute an estimated $61 in 2018, $94 in the second year, and peak at $433 in 2014. If a resident’s home is valued at $150,000, they would pay $30 in the first year and peak at $216 in 2024.

On June 20, voters will need to approve both ballot questions for either initiative to move forward, Crabtree said.

The first question will ask residents to support the middle-high school building. The 270,000-square-foot school will have a 12,000-square-foot gymnasium, 750-seat auditorium, capacity for more than 1,300 students, state-of-the-art science labs, a sports complex, walking paths, and student gardens.

Students lend voices to Memorial Day

The second question will ask residents to support the District-Wide Master Plan Solution, which will provide money to renovate and improve the Belmonte Middle School and Veterans Memorial School to be reused as the town’s only upper and lower elementary schools.

Town Meeting Members will also vote Tuesday on the School Department’s budget. Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi proposed cuts to the School Committee on Thursday that would make up for a potential $900,000 gap.

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.

To help close the gap, DeRuosi proposed closing the Ballard Early Education Center, which has several curriculum-based preschool classes, about five of which are integrated classes of both regular and special education.

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.

He originally suggested relocating the more self-contained classes to Saugus High School and the more inclusive classes to Veterans Memorial Elementary School but parents didn’t agree that a high school setting was the best place for their children.

He recrafted the plan, moving all children to Veterans Memorial instead. The Ballard students would use two classrooms and a first and a third grade class would see an increase in size to 27 and 28 students. He plans to allow parents to opt to send their children to other schools with smaller class sizes and expects the numbers will drop by the start of the school year.

Krista Follis, who has a 4-year-old son at Ballard, said she appreciates the changes DeRuosi has made to the plan but feels very uneasy going into June without knowing where her son will attend school.

A custodian and clerk who work at Ballard will be transfered to fill open positions from retiring employees at Veterans Memorial. The Ballard nurse will move to the high school to fill one of two vacant positions. A second vacant nursing position will not be filled. A kindergarten teacher at Veterans Memorial will be moved to fill an open position at Lynnhurst Elementary School.

“There will be a time that the early education center will not be in a stand alone building, it will be part of a Pre-K to (grade) 2,” said DeRuosi. “We’re making those moves now.”


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

Students lend voices to Memorial Day

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Students look on as U.S. Navy veteran John Klecker tells them about the importance of Memorial Day.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Students at the Waybright Elementary School honored fallen heroes by creating their own Memorial Day program Friday morning.

Each grade chose their own way to honor the veterans. Kindergartners created large poppies out of red construction paper and gold glitter and recited a poem; the first-grade class put together a medley of patriotic songs, singing “Yankee Doodle” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

Children in the fourth-grade class boastfully recited a poem they wrote themselves.

“We are proud Americans,” they said. “We are thankful for those that keep us safe. Those that are gone are never forgotten. We are the home of the free because of the brave. We are the USA.”

Steve Castinetti, retired naval officer and commander of the Saugus Veterans Council, explained the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day to the children, reminding them that this weekend, they should be remembering those killed during a war and those who died from injuries received during a war. In November, we will remember all veterans, he said.

“Today, we want to remember those soldiers, sailors and Marines who died protecting us,” Castinetti said. “Saugus has lost several people over the years.”

Mulling a school move in Peabody

Castinetti told the students that Kasabuski Arena, where many of them like to skate, was named after two brothers who were killed just 12 months apart. Brothers John and Walter Kasabuski served in the 10th Mountain Division during World War II.

Reminding the students that the ceremony was a somber event, Principal Kelly Moss commended the youngsters for their hard work in putting it together.  

The event was just the start of the weekend’s ceremonies to commemorate the holiday.

The town’s annual Memorial Day Parade, hosted by the Saugus Veterans Council, will step off on Jackson Street at 9:30 a.m. today. This year’s ceremony will honor the town’s Purple Heart recipients, who will serve as grand marshals of the parade.

Vets and residents will march through town to the veterans section of Riverside Ceremony at about 9:45 a.m., where participants will man each grave marker and salute the heroes. Parade-goers will observe a 21-gun salute.

At 10:30 a.m., the crowd will travel to Saugus Town Hall, where ceremonies will continue and military vehicles will be parked for viewing.


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

Police log: 5-27-2017

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

Oswaldo Acevedo, of 41 Lewis St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with violating parole at 4:37 p.m. Thursday.

Helison Benazi De Souza, 37, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, disguise to obstruct justice, electronic fund transfer violation, larceny, and credit card fraud at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Nathan Harrington, 40, of 137 Broad St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:46 p.m. Thursday.

Stephen Livingstone, 24, of 235 Parkland Ave., was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 11:25 p.m. Thursday.

Tiffany Oram, 27, of 12 Iona Terrace, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 1:17 a.m. Friday.

William Penta, of 4 Pigeon Hill Rd., Brookline, was arrested on warrant charges of perjury, conspiracy and witness at 12:45 p.m Thursday.

Kevin Sanchez, 23, of 58 Walford Way, Charlestown, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and failure to yield at an intersection at 10:55 p.m. Thursday.

Kevin Simon, 22, of 20 East Highland St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 11:19 p.m. Thursday.

Joshua Sisson, of 16 Amity St., was arrested on warrant charges of violation of parole at 10:31 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:57 a.m. Thursday at Essex and Sheridan street; at 11:23 a.m. Thursday at Essex and Fayette streets; at 1:04 p.m Thursday at 600 Eastern Ave.; at 1:25 p.m. Thursday at 33 Munroe St.; a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 2:23 p.m.Thursday at 532 Lynnfield St.; at 2:32 p.m. at Chatham and Maple streets; at 4:10 p.m., Thursday at Bradford Road and Lynnfield Street; at 4:26 p.m. Thursday at 765 Lynnfield St.; at 7:43 a.m. Friday at 126 Alley St; at 7:57 a.m. Friday at Chatham Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 6:23 p.m. Thursday at Lawton and Western Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle at 10 a.m. Friday at 160 Neptune Blvd.

Fights

A report of a fight at 6:57 Thursday at 58 Conomo Ave.; at 8:48 p.m. Thursday at 161 Broad St.

Gunshot

A report of a gunshot at 2:41 p.m. at 234 Chestnut St.; at 3:11 a.m. Friday at 82 Silsbee St.

Robbery

A report of robbery at 2:33 p.m. Thursday at Central Square; at 5:16 p.m. Thursday at 263 Lynnfield St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:27 p.m. Thursday at 74 Newhall St.; at 8:31 a.m. Friday at 41 Market St.

Police log: 5-26-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a damaged motor vehicle from a landscaper working in the area at 1:27 Thursday on Coolidge Road.  A report of receiving threatening texts from a family member at 4:49 Thursday on Front Street. A report of no water in the apartment 6:05 p.m. Thursday on Pleasant Street.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 12:26 a.m. Thursday at 1 Beach St.; A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:42 a.m. Thursday at VFW Parkway; at 8:16 a.m. Thursday at Copeland Circle; at 11:46 a.m. Thursday at Beach Street; a hit and run accident to property at 12:23 p.m. Thursday at 1 Beach St.; at 2:34 Thursday at North Shore Road; at 2:32 p.m. at Brown Circle; at 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Mahoney Circle; at 4:32 p.m. Thursday at Copeland Circle. A report of a motor vehicle accident with injured person at 2:21 p.m. Thursday at Lee Burbank Highway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of burglary and breaking and entering at 8:47 a.m. Thursday at Elmwood Street; at 3:09 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Avenue; at 4:56 p.m. Thursday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Street.; at 9:03 p.m. Thursday at the Garfield School.

Recovered Stolen Vehicle

A report of a recovered stolen motor vehicle at 5:40 p.m. Thursday at Everard Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:03 p.m. Thursday at Broadway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with non-fatal injury at 12:26 p.m. Thursday on Salem Turnpike; at 3:35 a.m. Friday at 1143 Broadway; at 5:01 p.m. Thursday motor vehicle accident with another party leaving the scene at 564 Broadway. A report of a motor vehicle accident with non-fatal injuries at 9:04 p.m. Thursday at 140 Salem Turnpike. A report of a motor vehicle accident leaving the scene at 5:01 p.m. Thursday on 564 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a small dog walking around the neighborhood with no owner at 12:38 p.m. Thursday on 20 Gates Road; reports a truck obstructing traffic at 1:29 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Avenue; at 6:03 p.m. Thursday reports of a suspicious person peering into windows before walking away at 40 Springdale Ave.

Medical

A report of an elderly male who fell taken to Beverly Hospital at 1:19 p.m. Thursday from 1201 Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run at 5:58 Friday at 109 Norfolk Ave.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 11:24 a.m. Thursday at 1005 Paradise Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:00 p.m. Thursday on Burrill Street.

 

Local lacrosse teams set for tournament

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Dante Maribito and the No. 9 Spartans will face No. 8 Swampscott on Wednesday in the first round. 

By MIKE ALONGI 

The seedings and brackets for the MIAA boys and girls lacrosse state tournaments were released on Friday, and several local teams earned spots in the field across all divisions. On the boys side, 10 local teams made their way into the tournament, while nine teams got in on the girls side.

Division 3 North is where the bulk of the local teams reside in the boys tournament, with five teams earning a bid. Swampscott earned a No. 8 seed after finishing the year at 13-7, while St. Mary’s (11-9) came in at No. 9 and Bishop Fenwick (10-10) slotted in at No. 10. Rounding out the bottom portion of the bracket in Div. 3 North is Winthrop at No. 13 (10-8) and Saugus at No. 14 (10-10).

This sets up some interesting first-round matchups in Div. 3 North, including a St. Mary’s-Swampscott matchup on Wednesday. The winner of that match will move on to face No. 1-seed Hamilton-Wenham (15-1). Other matchups in the first round will be Winthrop at No. 4 Triton, Fenwick at No. 7 Newburyport and Saugus at No. 3 Austin Prep, all of which will take place on Tuesday.

Division 2 North, the smallest of the three boys divisions, has one of the most evenly matched fields on the boys side, as only two teams have more than 12 wins on the season. Beverly earned a No. 3 seed after finishing 10-9 through a bruising schedule, while Marblehead (10-8) earned the No. 7 seed, Malden Catholic (8-10) earned the No. 8 seed and Danvers (11-7) earned the No. 9 seed.

Due to the small size of the field, there are only two first-round games in Div. 2 North. Danvers and Malden Catholic will battle it out on Wednesday afternoon to see who has the pleasure of facing undefeated No. 1-seed Wakefield (18-0), while the Magicians will host Northeast Tech at Piper Field to decide who will face No. 2 Winchester (12-6). Beverly, who is moving straight into the quarterfinals as the No. 3 seed, will wait until next Saturday to host No. 6 Shawsheen (15-5).

The Revere Patriots are the lone local representative in Division 1 North, earning a fairly pedestrian No. 6 seed despite finishing with a 17-2 record. This means that despite winning more games than any other team in their bracket this season, the Patriots will have to host a first-round game against No. 11 Central Catholic (10-8) on Wednesday. If they can win that game, the Patriots will move on to face No. 3 Acton-Boxborough (14-4) in the quarterfinals next Saturday.

On the girls side, Division 2 North boasts six local teams led by No. 2-seed Marblehead (16-2). Also earning seeds in Div. 2 North were Bishop Fenwick at No. 6 (11-7), Swampscott at No. 7 (15-2), Lynnfield at No. 8 (13-5), St. Mary’s at No. 9 (13-5) and Gloucester at No. 16 (9-6).

Gloucester will take on No. 17 Mystic Valley (10-12) in the preliminary round on Monday, which will decide who gets to face No. 1 Newburyport (16-0). Swampscott will also play on Monday in a first-round game against No. 10 Essex Tech (14-4), while Fenwick will take on No. 11 Shawsheen Tech (9-6) on Tuesday. Wednesday will feature Lynnfield hosting St. Mary’s in the afternoon and Marblehead hosting No. 15 Melrose (8-8) in the evening.

Hilltop sold for $17.2M

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An artist’s rendering of the $100 million redevelopment of the former Hilltop Steak House site.

By THOMAS GRILLO  

SAUGUS — AvalonBay Communities has closed on a deal to buy the Hilltop Steak House for $17.2 million, according to the Southern Essex County Registry of Deeds.

The seller, High Country Investor Inc., paid $10.1 million in 2004 for the restaurant that sits on a 14-acre site. The 52-year-old landmark family restaurant closed in 2013 after servings millions of patrons on Route 1.

Avalon’s purchase clears the way for a $100 million mixed-use development that will feature three four-story residential buildings and a one-story commercial structure. The complex will house 280 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, and clubhouse with an outdoor swimming pool. In addition, a fourth building will include 24,000 square feet of retail space .

Once permitting is in place, construction is expected to be completed in two years.

Michael Roberts, Avalon’s senior vice president of development, did not return a call seeking comment.


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

Police log: 5-26-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Marvin Deleon, 30, of 31 Addison Ave., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and miscellaneous equipment violation at 6:43 a.m. Thursday.

Tammy Lafountaine, of 145 Lewis St., was arrested on warrant charges of disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace at 11:01 a.m. Thursday.

Eric Maldonado was arrested on warrant charges of larceny from a building, larceny, trespassing, breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and shoplifting by asportation at 10:14 a.m. Thursday.

William Penta, of 4 Pigeon Hill Road, Brookline, was arrested on warrant charges of perjury, witness intimidation and conspiracy at 12:56 p.m. Thursday.

Orby Sieu, 54, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with malicious wanton property defacement and larceny from a person at 8:13 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:57 a.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven at 9 Austin Square; at 11:28 a.m. Wednesday at 3 City Hall Square; at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Locust streets; at 3:32 pm. Wednesday on Lynnfield Street; at 5:03 p.m. Wednesday at 173 Oxford St.; at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday at 10 Union St.; at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lynnway and Pleasant Street; at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday at Henry’s Variety on Boston Street; at 7:57 a.m. Thursday at Essex and Sheridan streets; at 11:23 a.m. Thursday at Essex and Fayette streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday at 2 State St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday on Essex Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday at 25 Magner Road; at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday at 64 Market Square; at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday on Blake Street; at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday at 52 Baker St.; at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at 81 Collins St.; at 3:54 p.m. Wednesday at 518 Boston St.; at 6:18 p.m. Wednesday at 374 Boston St.; at 6:24 p.m. Wednesday at 23 Central Square; at 8:24 p.m. Wednesday at Little Caesars at 24 Union St.; at 9:23 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Linden St.; at 11:07 p.m. Wednesday on Essex Street; at 12:09 a.m. Thursday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 1:21 a.m. Thursday at 24 Sanger Ave.; at 1:35 a.m. Thursday at 52 Kirtland St.; at 11:29 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 364 Lynnway.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:37 a.m. Thursday on Chatham Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday at 435 Lynnway; at 2:21 p.m. Wednesday at 166 Washington St.; at 3:53 p.m. Wednesday at 498 Essex St.; at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at 12 Bennett Circle; at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday at Shelter at 100 Willow St.; at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday on Market Square; at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at 100 Willow St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday at Smith and Union streets.

Police log: 5-25-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

David Douglas Mader, 30, of 165 West Shore Drive, was arrested and charged with two counts of failure to stop for police at 11:06 a.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of a motorcycle failure to stop at 11:06 a.m. Wednesday at Ocean Avenue and Flint Street. A sergeant requested that detail officers on Ocean/East Orchard get the plate of the motorcycle that will be passing them shortly. The motorcyclist was unhappy about the sergeant’s detail and gave him the finger as he passed. Two officers tried to stop the motorcycle and he went right by them knowing that they were trying to get him to stop. David Douglas Mader, 30, was arrested for failure to stop for police.

A report of graffiti in the bathroom at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Humphrey Street. The principal of the high school wanted to speak with an officer, but wouldn’t give specific details on the phone.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday on Green Street. A caller reported a suspicious man walking in the area. When the person saw him, he turned and went the other way. Police reported the local resident was throwing trash away in the dumpster.

A report of people with flashlights at 3:02 a.m. Thursday on Harvard Street. A caller reported there is a large group of kids making noise in the street. The caller stated she yelled at two people who were around her house with flashlights. She yelled at them and they left.

A caller reported her young daughter witnessed a person in their driveway taking pictures of their house at 7:29 a.m. Thursday on Pond Street. She stated this has happened several times in the past.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday at 193 Winona St. and 2 Pinecrest Ave. A car into a rock was reported; at 6:17 p.m. Wednesday at Lucky House at 22 Central St.; at 7:58 p.m. Wednesday at 0 Margin St. and 2 North Shore Ave.; at 8:46 p.m. Wednesday at 192 Main St. and 2 Howley St.; at 8:12 a.m. Thursday at 378 Lynnfield St. and 0 Bartholomew St. Two people were taken to Salem Hospital; at 11:37 a.m. Thursday at 569 Lowell St.; at 12:55 p.m. Thursday at 13 Centennial Drive.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School at 485 Lowell St. An out of control parent needed to be removed; at 5:41 a.m. Thursday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Munroe St. A female was taken to Salem Hospital; at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday at 4 Nichols Lane. The person was taken to Union Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday at Canterbury Court at 201 Brooksby Village Drive. Several items were reported missing from the apartment.


REVERE

Arrests

Carmen A. Colella, 30, of 8 Payson St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery at 4:49 p.m. Wednesday.

Anthony S. Esposito, 76, of 45 Dolphin Ave., Apt. 310, was arrested and charged with criminal harassment, violation of a harassment prevention order and threat to commit a crime at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday.

Samantha A. Ney, 25, of 31 Elmwood St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly person and on warrants at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:59 a.m. Wednesday at Torretta’s Bakery on Winthrop Avenue; at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday at Tuttle and Revere streets. Judith A. Cerundolo, 54, of 101 Pearl Ave., Apt. 2, was summoned for operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license; at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday on Constitution Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday at Ocean Avenue and Beach Street; at 2:34 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson Avenue and Malden Street; at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday on Elmwood Street; at 6:56 p.m. Wednesday on Elmwood Street; at 10:09 p.m. Wednesday on Crest Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday on Winthrop Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Nuvia Colindres-Garcia, of Chelsea, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday.

Frank Gilbert, of 190 Warwick Road, Melrose, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 1:34 a.m. Thursday.

Gabriela Segovea, of Chelsea, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of identity fraud at 7 p.m. Wednesday at UPS Store at 1268C Broadway. A man reported that someone had stolen his Bank of America credit card number and ordered a $3,500 computer from Microsoft. Someone with a photo ID bearing his information picked it up before him at the UPS store. He has since canceled his credit card.

A report of a disturbance at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday at 16 Denver St. A caller reported her downstairs neighbor kept removing her belongings from the hallway out onto the street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday at Charlie’s Pizzeria at 1 Main St. A caller reported two bicycles were stolen behind the building and had the theft on video; at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday at Dick’s Sporting Goods at 1201 Broadway. Loss Prevention reported a theft by an employee.

Walter E. Liberge, 76

SAUGUSWalter E. “Eddie” Liberge, 76, of Saugus, husband of Judith S. (McAdoo) Liberge, passed away in the presence of his loving family on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the NSMC Salem Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born in Lynn, on Feb. 10, 1941, son of the late Walter and Theresa (Massa) Liberge. Raised in Lynn he graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1958. Following his marriage in 1963, he moved to Saugus.

Eddie was employed for 54 years as a machinist at General Electric in Lynn retiring in March 2017. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks East District and a Life member of the Saugus Elks Lodge #642, and was also involved with the Jaycees in Lynn for many years.

In addition to his wife Judy with whom he shared 54 years of marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa E. Roberts, and Michelle “Shelli” Liberge and her fiancée Chris P. Selinger all of Peabody, two grandchildren, Alison L. Roberts and Dean E. Roberts of Peabody; a former son-in-law, Edward D. Roberts of Danvers; a niece, Sharon Liberge, a nephew, Tom Liberge, and many cousins, friends and co-workers. He was also predeceased by his brother Thomas Liberge.

Service information: His family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, May 30th from 4-7 p.m. at the CONWAY, CAHILL-BRODEUR Funeral Home at 82 Lynn St., Peabody with his Celebration of Life service at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The family requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Eddie’s name to the Shriners Burns Hospital, https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/en/Locations/boston/Care/Burn-Care. Please visitCcbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.

 

A new chapter for Saugus author

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Michael Coller is running for Saugus selectman.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — A private investigator and author of two controversial books is seeking a spot on the Board of Selectmen.

Given his law enforcement and investigation background, Michael Coller said he feels confident he can thoroughly research anything that comes before the board and make a well-informed decision in the town’s best interest.

“If you all have the same feelings to vote as one body, what’s the difference between having five different selectmen or just one,” said Coller. “I’m not challenging anyone on the board but I think finer points could be brought out. I’m hoping to create a little more degree of independence.”

Coller is on the Conservation Commission and Library Board of Trustees. He was born and raised in Saugus and graduated from Bridgewater State University with a degree in management.

He has worked as a security professional for 23 years, focusing specifically on large retail firms, criminal investigations, asset protection, and firearm licensing.

In his spare time, he enjoys writing. He takes pride in a series of books he’s working on, the Bruno Johnson series. He’s currently working on the third installment, which follows the main character, a private investigator, as he returns home to uncover political wrongdoings in local government.

Characters in the second book “Bruno Johnson: Against the Grain,” include Missiles, known for her “voluptuous breasts years ago (which) were worthy of being dipped in bronze. However, they now look like tube socks with baseballs sunk in the bottom;” Alisa, “a tiny peanut sized gal with what appeared to be fried eggs for breasts;” and Sue the Moo, who is “as big as a cow with four wrecking balls attached to her body. Two stuck on her chest and the other ones jammed in the seat of her pants.”

Labor of love in Revere

Coller maintains that while the plot of the books may mirror local politics, the similarities are “purely coincidental.” He admitted he changed the names of characters in his book to protect the identities of real people but called his work fictional.

Like himself, he said Johnson is a character who refuses to knock on doors; he just opens them.

“I surely have the creativity to research what I need to research to come to a sound decision that will benefit the town,” he said. “This town shouldn’t be a stepping stone. I’m looking for a balance between property taxes and commercial taxes. As far as a new high school, it’s only going to help our property values. I don’t have children in the schools but I support a new high school. It’s going to help our town.”

If elected, Coller hopes to contribute to the revitalization of the town’s waterfront and Cliftondale Square.

“I went to Saugus High School with some of the people who own businesses (in Cliftondale Square),” he said. “It’s not as prominent as Saugus Center with the library and Town Hall. I think it’s gotten kind of dreary while Saugus Center is more welcoming. It needs some work. When I grew up here, it was as busy or busier than Saugus Center.”

Last year, a study of the square using a $10,000 Massachusetts Downtown Initiative grant found that 72 percent of the square’s businesses are independently owned. With more than 192,000 square feet of commercial space, the 66 existing businesses are underutilized, with some retail stores seeing fewer than 30 customers a day.

Coller worked as a commercial fisherman in Saugus, Gloucester, and Boston while putting himself through college and said he has an understanding for the importance of improving the waterfront area.

Town Clerk Ellen Schena said potential candidates can take out papers to run for office in July. Board of Selectmen candidates will be required to obtain 50 signatures and return the papers by Sept. 19.


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

Police log: 5-25-2017

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

Shara Belgiorno was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of Class B drug possession at 12:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Patrick Kayulu was arrested on warrant charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed assault to rob and trespassing at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday.

Steven Paradis, of 19 Hanover St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, Class C drug possession, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to wear a seatbelt and conspiracy to violate the drug law at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday  at 269 Union St.; at 1:34 p.m. Tuesday at 237 Chatham St.; at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday on Lynnway; at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday at Chestnut and Pond streets; at 11:26 p.m. Tuesday at Chestnut and Grant streets; at 12:47 a.m. Wednesday at 120 Franklin St.; at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday at 101 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday at Blue Ox at 191 Oxford St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 5:24 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue; at 10:32 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 9:47 p.m. Tuesday on Johnson Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday at 679 Western Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:29 a.m. Tuesday at 221 Cedar Brook Road; at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday on Brightwood Terrace; at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday at Shelter at 110 Willow St.; at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday on State Street; at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at 200 Essex St.; at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday on Sagamore Street; at 4:52 p.m. Tuesday at 27 Union St.; at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday at 819 Western Ave.; at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday at 40 Newhall St.; at 12 a.m. Wednesday on Blaisdell Terrace; at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday at 27 Wolcott Road; at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday on Lewis Street: at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday at 501 Washington St.; at 5:53 a.m. Wednesday at 11 Shepard St.; at 6:44 a.m. Wednesday at 48 Laighton St.; at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday at 66 Harwood St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:07 p.m. Tuesday on Franklin Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday at 250 Maple St.; at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at 11 Violet St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 9:47 a.m. Wednesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.

Police log: 5-24-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant and Smith streets; at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday at Ocean and Harbor avenues. A caller reported the earlier that day, he witnessed a vehicle “go so fast and hit a granite curb and bounce the car back into the road.” He stated that he spoke to the driver and asked him to slow down next time. He said there appeared to be a small portion of the wall missing from the accident. Police reported there was no significant damage in the area.

A report of a vehicle into a wall at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday on Elm Street. A caller reported she witnessed a vehicle get hit and “jump the curb and hit something.” She stated the driver appeared to have a cut lip. A caller reported he heard an accident and walked to the bottom of the hill and saw a single vehicle into a wall. The caller went to assist the person who stated he was struck by a black car and he took off in an unknown direction. Police reported there was no other vehicle involved and it was not a hit and run accident. Two people were taken to Salem Hospital. The driver was cited for negligent operation.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 10:33 p.m. Tuesday on Atlantic Avenue. A caller reported his 28-year-old son was unconscious, but breathing and thought it was an overdose. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.


PEABODY

Arrests

Danielle N. Fiandaca, 19, of 13 Walden Hill Drive, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Gavin Guay, 25, of 2 Celtic St., Concord, New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and on warrants at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:03 p.m. Tuesday on Hardy Street. A caller reported that a group of youths playing basketball somewhere on the street were keeping her up. Police reported the youths were advised to shut it down for the night; at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday at 54 Lynn St.

A caller reported seeing two bears by a neighbor’s yellow house at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at 21 Ethel Ave. Police reported checking the area, and didn’t see any bears or signs of them.

A report of gunshots at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday at Leather City Commons at 77 Lowell St. An officer reported hearing fireworks or a possible gunshot in the area. Police reported checking the area and were unable to find anything out of the ordinary.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday at 19 Bradford Road. A caller reported a few items missing from the home.


REVERE

Arrests

Lonnie E. Jones, 51, of 10 Mason St., Nashua, New Hampshire, was arrested on a warrant at 11:24 p.m. Tuesday.

Jared W. Spera, 20, of 3A Lisbon St., Malden, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, operating an unregistered motor vehicle/trailer and operating an uninsured motor vehicle at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:11 a.m. Tuesday on School Street; at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday on Broadway. Frank O. Coppola, 62, of 40 Union St., Apt. 2, was summoned for operating after a suspended license or right to operate; at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday at Sunoco Gas Station on Lee Burbank Highway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday at Beach Street and Cary Avenue; at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday on Endicott Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident with personal injury at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday on Beach Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road; at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday on Nahant Avenue; at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Boston Indoor Sports on Charger Street; at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday at Caruso’s Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday at CVS on Squire Road; at 9:33 p.m. Tuesday at Sunoco on North Shore Road; at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday on Fenley Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday on Raymond Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on Kimball Avenue; at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday at Target on Furlong Drive.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Jamie L. Stiefel, of 1268 Broadway, Apt. C302, was arrested and charged with larceny by a single scheme at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:09 p.m. Tuesday at KFC at 421 Broadway.

Complaints

A caller reported a raccoon trapped in the tree at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday at 10 Alder St. The animal control officer reported the homeowner’s dogs were safely back inside the home and the raccoon left the yard.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday at Buffalo Wild Wings at 180 Main St. A caller reported a vehicle clipped a tree and kept driving towards the restaurant. Police reported the driver was avoiding a squirrel and hit a small tree in the process

A report of suspicious activity at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Pamela Road. A caller reported multiple computers in her family’s house were hacked and the hacker was demanding ransom. Police reported there was no crime and the computer had a virus.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday at Marine Corps Recruiting Office at 188 Broadway. The staff sergeant reported the rear passenger door to one of their government vehicles was dented.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:40 p.m. Monday at Walgreens at 505 Paradise Road; at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Burrill and Essex streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday on Pine Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:35 a.m. Monday at 26 Shackle Way.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday at 61 Lincoln Circle; at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday at Hadley School at 24 Redington St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:30 p.m. Monday at 40 Stetson Ave.

A report of vandalism at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at Gulf Express at 197 Essex St.

Lynn woman asks ‘When is enough enough?’

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Lorraine Varjabedian still hasn’t been paid her judgment.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — Nearly six years after a sewer backup damaged Lorraine Varjabedian‘s ranch style home on Maplewood Road, she is still waiting to be reimbursed for the renovation.

“Not only was my house the only one in Lynn to be filled with waste, it’s been five and a half years,” she said. “When is enough enough?”

Last month, a Essex Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Fahey ordered the city’s Water & Sewer Commission and Procopio Enterprises Inc., a Saugus construction company, to pay Varjabedian a total of $52,653. Both parties have appealed the decision.

The drama started in 2011 when an early morning storm dumped more than four inches of rain in less than 24 hours. It caused the homeowner to awake to the sound of running water in her three-bedroom home.

Sewage rose about 10 inches to the top of the bottom step. A family room, laundry center and a bathroom, as well as walls and doors were destroyed.

The city offered to pay the cleaning bill of nearly $13,000. But Varjabedian insisted the cost of the cleanup, new appliances and renovation was much more and she refused to settle.

The next year, Varjabedian filed suit. Following an investigation, the city discovered the bathroom had been built without permits. In addition, engineers learned stormwater was entering sewer lines in the Boulder Heights neighborhood in contrast to instructions given when the building permits were issued to Procopio, the builder.

Up in arms over Peabody pot district

The judge found that the commission and the builder were at fault.

Peter Bosse, Procopio’s attorney, declined to comment.  

“We bought this house when we were 20,” Varjabedian said.  

In her ruling, Judge Fahey found the homeowner’s installation of a bathroom below grade contributed to the incident and reduced the award to half the original claim.

“I sued for $80,000 when, in fact, my loss was more than $120,000 with about $60,000 of that going to lawyers,” Varjabedian said. “Everything went into a dumpster including my wedding gown and many family photographs.”

Samuel Vitali, the attorney for the Water & Sewer Commission, said while the panel is sympathetic, it was their fault.

“We offered to pay for the cleanup, but no good deed goes unpunished and she rejected our offer,” he said. “I have an obligation to protect my client, and they are the 90,000 ratepayers.”

Varjabedian just wants it to be over.

“I’ve lived in this house for 52 years and I’m 73,” she said. “I will be dead by the time this is resolved. Why couldn’t they just pay it?”


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

 

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Wheelabrator Saugus being taken to court

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Wheelabrator Saugus is pictured in this file photo.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Conservation Law Foundation is taking Wheelabrator Saugus, Inc., to court for failure to monitor and track water quality in the area surrounding the company’s ash landfill.

In a letter dated Monday, May 22, staff attorney Heather Murray wrote on behalf of the foundation that it intends to file suit against Wheelabrator in federal court. Monitoring the water quality is required by the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Murray wrote.

“The Saugus ash landfill sits at the heart of a thriving community, yet landfills of this type are infamous for releasing lead, mercury, and other cancer-causing chemicals in our air and water,” said CLF attorney Kirstie Pecci in a statement.

Wheelabrator’s approximately 140-acre site is located at the confluence of the Saugus River and Pines River and within the boundaries of the Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental concern.

Peter Kendrigan, general manager of Wheelabrator Saugus, said the company complies with state and federal regulations.

Lynn woman asks ‘When is enough enough?’

“The assertions by CLF are false, demonstrate a lack of understanding of the regulations, and appear to be designed only to interfere with Wheelabrator Technologies’ application with the state Department of Environmental Protection to continue operating the monofill,” he said in a statement.

The CLF notice states that because the landfill was originally used for solid waste, soil acidification has likely already taken place and could continue to take place, increasing the risk for leaching. It adds that the landfill is the only unlined landfill in the state and that its coastal location makes it “extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise and damaging storm surge.”

“Despite this significant hazard, the landfill has operated for decades without monitoring its impact or creating an adequate barrier from the families and businesses that call Saugus home. It’s time for Wheelabrator to answer for its years of neglect and finally commit to water quality monitoring as the law requires and the community demands.”

“Wheelabrator is an environmental services company that processes post-recycled solid waste from eastern Massachusetts municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable energy,” said Kendrigan in a statement. “Protecting public health and the environment is our highest priority and we operate in a manner that is protective of the environment. We are in full compliance with stringent state and federal air, water, and solid waste regulation, and our operating permits have been maintained and renewed without excepting in Saugus.”

A copy of CLF’s notice is available at www.clf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-05-22-FINAL-Wheelabrator-Saugus-Notice-Letter.pdf


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

Police log: 5-24-2017

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

Tharith Mom, 47, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession and on a warrant charge of nighttime breaking and entering for a felony at 10:32 a.m. Tuesday.

Nehemias Pojoy-Deleon, 27, of 214 Essex St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation and on warrants at 10:50 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:20 p.m. Monday at Essex and Bessom streets; at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday at 32 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:31 p.m. Monday at 3 Broad St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:32 p.m. Monday at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:52 p.m. Monday at 84 Franklin St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2 p.m. Monday at 64 Robinson St.; at 12:54 a.m. Tuesday at 500 Essex St.; at 1:03 a.m. Tuesday at 18 Fuller St.; at 4:09 a.m. Tuesday at 119 Lewis St.; at 4:57 a.m. Tuesday at Family Dollar at 50 Central Ave.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:22 p.m. Monday at 541 Chestnut St.; at 3:13 p.m. Monday at Eblens at 14 State St.; at 5:18 p.m. Monday at Convenience Store at 127 Munroe St.; at 1:06 a.m. Tuesday at 12 Iona Terrace

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:39 p.m. Monday at 36 Safford St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:41 p.m. Monday at 44 Curwin Circle; at 7:07 a.m. Tuesday at 69 Camden St.

Police log: 5-23-2017


LYNNFIELD

Arrests

Kevin Martinez, 27, of 13 Joanne Drive, Apt. 14, Ashland, was arrested and charged with operating on a revoked license and operating a truck on an excluded way at 9:50 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:15 a.m. Saturday at 128 South Ramp on North Broadway; at 4:08 p.m. Saturday at 228 Lowell St. and 1100 Main St.; at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Main Street and Route 128 Exit 41; at 2:51 p.m. Monday on Canterbury Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:24 a.m. Saturday at 6 Gianna Drive and 767 Walnut St.; at 5:57 a.m. Saturday at 376 Lowell St.; at 8:05 p.m. Saturday at 8 Needham Road; at 2:47 p.m. Sunday on Juniper Road.

A report of suspicious activity at 6:55 a.m. Monday at 4 Lake St. A caller reported a black backpack was left in front of her house. Police went through the bag and found that it was a kid’s bag with Gatorade in it.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 2:32 p.m. Saturday at Christmas Tree Shop at 28 South Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:30 a.m. Friday at 605 Chestnut St.

Vandalism

A report of malicious destruction of property at 3:49 p.m. Friday at Lynnfield High School at 275 Essex St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:03 p.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 6:56 p.m. Monday on Maple Street. A woman reported her son had bruises and cuts on his arm. When she asked him what happened, he told her it was done by a teacher’s aide in school. Once she heard that, she brought him to the police station.

Complaints

A caller returned home and saw a man on the back porch at 5:16 p.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue. Police reported the man was a contractor working there.


PEABODY

Arrests

Richard Mottola, 29, of 1 Anne Drive, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and witness intimidation at 2:06 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:12 p.m. Monday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.; at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday at Pediatric Health Care at 10 Centennial Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday at 6 Reo Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:30 p.m. Monday at 34 Sherman St.; at 10:53 p.m. Monday at 24 Fulton St. and 1 Dennis St.; at 2:06 a.m. Tuesday at 1 Anne Drive. A domestic, involving a man with a knife was reported. Richard Mottola, 29, was arrested; at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday at James Street Park on James Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday at Town Variety at 116 Central St. Three men made the caller nervous.

Theft

A report of fraud at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday at Northfield Properties at 2 Main St. A man reported that a $306.06 check was stolen out of his mailbox sometime over the last two weeks and was cashed.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7 p.m. Monday at 40 Tremont St. A caller reported her vehicle was vandalized. An officer reported there was a screw in the vehicle’s tire; at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday at Family Entertainment Group at 535 Lowell St. A manager reported vandalized windows; at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday at 146 Main St. The landlord reported some damage to the rear common area door. An officer spoke with the caller, who reported the rear door frame was broken.


REVERE

Arrests

Jacqueline Reyes, 30, of 15 Parkside Place, Apt. 214, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and on a warrant at 7:31 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:26 a.m. Monday at Pearle Vision/Northgate Plaza on Squire Road; at 9:16 a.m. Monday on Everett Street; at 10:12 a.m. Monday on Mahoney Circle; at 10:59 a.m. Monday on Beach Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:09 a.m. Monday on Bell Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:59 p.m. Monday at CVS on Squire Road; at 3:27 Monday on Prospect Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:10 a.m. Monday on Crescent Avenue; at 4:43 a.m. Monday on Nahant Avenue; at 7:39 p.m. Monday on Florence Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 8:55 p.m. Monday on Bateman Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:08 a.m. Monday at State Road Liquors on State Road.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:25 a.m. Monday at 52 Lincoln Ave.; at 8:12 a.m. Monday at 10 Vinegar Hill Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Monday at Kohls at 333 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 6:56 p.m. Monday at Route 1 South on Broadway. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital after a two-car accident.

Complaints

A caller reported a woman spray painted her room and wanted her removed at 10:59 a.m. Monday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway. Police reported it was a disagreement over the money paid and the way the room was kept.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:21 p.m. Monday at Holiday Inn Express at 999 Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:59 a.m. Monday at 5 Stanley Terrace. A woman reported several acts of vandalism to her home.

Town Meeting rejects Eagle Road proposal

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — In the third Town Meeting session Monday night, members worked through six of the 12 remaining articles on the warrant, rejecting one that would allow Eagle Road residents to sell their properties for commercial use.

Residents asked that their properties, zoned strictly for residential use, be rezoned for commercial use. The proposal affects 42-61 Eagle Road, located behind Barn Carwash and C & P Imports. One of the homes is vacant, one is rented, and three are owner-occupied. Other lots in the mix do not have structures on them.

Rosemarie Zondiros, who owns three of lots, is in full support of the movement.

“I have lived on Eagle Road for 33 years and this is tough for me but I have seen all of the changes,” Zondiros said. “When I moved there it was a nice neighborhood. It’s not ever going to be a neighborhood again.”

While only one of the lots meets the 40,000 square-foot minimum land requirement set by the town that a developer would need to construct on the land, owners said they were willing to group the parcels to be sold together.

But Town Meeting members referred the article back to its creator with concerns about possible plans for the properties.

Bill Leuci, who represents Precinct 4, which encompasses Eagle Road, said he was concerned that redevelopment of the property would include more rock blasting.

If this land is developed — it is all rock — if they were to try to develop this land, there would be an awful lot of blasting and I think our area has been blasted enough,” he said. “With Essex Landing, everyone on my side of Route 1 felt that blasting quite a bit and called the Fire Department quite a few times, and there just wasn’t any relief until it was all done.”

Meetings to focus on beaches, state funding

Others said they were concerned the properties would be used to create an access road for a Revere development.

Town Meeting members also voted to allow a development at 2 Winston St. be exempt from a requirement that would force one of the seven units located in three buildings to be affordable.

This property has been vacant for probably a decade to 12 years,” said Town Manager Scott Crabtree. “One of the things the town is interested in is healthy development that is going to be a benefit to the community with the least impact.”

Crabtree said he would rather allow the developer to be exempt from the requirement than see the property sit vacant for another decade.

Town Meeting authorized the town to borrow $695,000 for the purchase of a fire engine for the Fire Department. The motion also authorizes Crabtree to seek grant funding to reduce the borrowing amount and go toward the principal.

Fire Chief Michael Newbury said when the department receives the truck in about a year, it will replace a 23-year-old engine. The apparatus should only be used on the front line for about 15 years, he said.

The water rate was increased 2.5 percent with all receipts to be held within the Water Enterprise Fund to be used exclusively for water expenses, maintenance, debt and, improvement programs. More than $6.5 million was appropriated into the Water Enterprise Fund and more than $4.7 million was appropriated to operate the Sewer Enterprise Fund.


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

Saugus in the zone

It is remarkable, maybe amazing, to see Saugus residents, with input from the town’s planner, contemplate the resurrection of Eagle Road.

Currently zoned for residential use in a neighborhood located off Route 1 near the Malden and Revere lines, 42-61 Eagle Road are lots located behind Barn Carwash and C & P Imports. The addresses are a mix of rental housing, vacant lots and three owner-occupied properties.

Eagle Road residents asked Town Meeting Monday night to speed along what they termed their street’s inevitable transition to commercial use. They asked Town Meeting members to allow Eagle Road properties to be rezoned for commercial use.

Zoning battles are a recurring drama familiar to anyone serving in town government and even on city zoning and planning boards. The plot line typically involves angry neighbors vowing to preserve the character of their neighborhood against encroaching development.

Commercial activity in the form of a proposed business or a firm seeking to expand is cast almost always as a villain in the zoning drama. But Eagle Road residents threw out the script Monday night by acknowledging reality and stating that the residential character that once defined their street has slipped into the past.

Eagle lands on Saugus agenda

They also demonstrated a strong grasp of zoning complexities when they acknowledged the challenges they may face in converting the hodge-podge of lots on Eagle Road into a prospective development site.

Town Planner Krista Leahy warned that Eagle Road’s transformation into a commercial area or potential commercial extension of Route 1 will not be as simple as changing language on a property title.

The very fact that Leahy, a recent town hire, waded into the Eagle Road discussion, demonstrates the advances Saugus has made in thinking about its economic future. Route 1 conversations have been dominated this year by discussions about revitalizing the former Hilltop Restaurant site and other big-name parcels along with the highway.

Route 1 at the Malden-Revere end rarely gets illuminated by the development spotlight and Eagle Road residents deserve praise for taking the rare step of initiating a development idea instead of digging in their heels to oppose one.

With Leahy’s guidance and their own demonstration of foresight, it is easy to see how Eagle Road residents and the town can make Eagle Road a stronger contributor to the town’s tax base.

 

Police log: 5-23-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Raymond Bryant, 63, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 9:43 p.m. Sunday.

Renice Dave, 21, of 36 Broad St., Brockton, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

Denatia Dunn, 22, of 36 Broad St., Brockton, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 3:18 p.m. Sunday.

Ryan Sartell, 33, of 4 Houghton St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug distribution, Class B drug distribution, failure to signal and marked lane violation at 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

Alejandro Sosa-Delacruz, 49, of 413 Boston St., was arrested and charged with malicious wanton property defacement, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 1:09 a.m. Monday.

Kollie Tapeh, 33, of 484 Western Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 11:14 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:32 p.m. Sunday at 50 Western Ave.; at 4:11 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 4:29 p.m. Sunday at 515 Western Ave.; at 4:40 p.m. Sunday on Western Avenue; at 6:31 p.m. Sunday at 17 West Green St.; at 10:11 p.m. Sunday at Eastern and Oakwood avenues; at 10:49 a.m. Monday at 196 Euclid Ave.; at 10:53 a.m. Monday at 269 Union St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:20 p.m. Sunday at 91 Chestnut St.; at 5:26 p.m. Sunday at 11 Lowell St.; at 5:43 p.m. Sunday at 61 Neptune St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:40 p.m. Sunday at 155 Commercial St.; at 7:58 a.m. Monday at Big Lots at 126 Boston St.; at 10:42 a.m. Monday at Boston and Washington streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:46 p.m. Sunday on Western Avenue; at 3:46 p.m. Sunday on Curwin Terrace.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 4:47 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:41 a.m. Monday at 74 Chatham St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:24 p.m. Sunday at Honey Dew Donuts at 1067 Western Ave.; at 2:37 p.m. Sunday at 107 River St.; at 3:14 p.m. Sunday on Hanson Street; at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at 104 Woodman St.; at 7 p.m. Sunday at 133 Chatham St.; at 8:49 p.m. Sunday at 19 Mall St.; at 1:12 a.m. Monday at 33 Cherry St.; at 9:56 a.m. Monday at 53 Clovelly St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:32 p.m. Sunday at 138 Jackson St.; at 7:27 a.m. Monday at 117 North Common St.

Police log: 5-22-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Patricia A. Flynn, 51, of 14 Hawkes St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 4:48 p.m. Sunday.

Raymond J. Viera, 28, of 5 Henry Ave. Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:01 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a bike vs. car accident at 12:11 p.m. Sunday on Doaks Lane. Multiple callers reported a motorcycle was speeding down Doaks Lane and had struck a car. The person was reportedly in and out of consciousness and bleeding from an unknown area. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:14 p.m. Sunday on Tedesco Street; at 4:14 p.m. Sunday on West Shore Drive.

Complaints

A caller reported  he was traveling with his family on West Shore Drive when another vehicle was tailgating him and attempting to cross the double lines and pass him at 12:06 p.m. Sunday. The caller and the other vehicle pulled over and the other driver reportedly gave him “the finger” before speeding off on Cornell Road.


PEABODY

Arrests

Zara J. Zegarowski, 37, of 6 School St., Apt. 2, Beverly, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and resisting arrest at 11:58 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:51 p.m. Monday at 18 Brown St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at 32 Nancy Ave. and 26 Edythe Lane; at 8:06 p.m. Sunday at 3 Tremont Place; at 11:05 p.m. Sunday at 56 Central St.; at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at 14 Bourbon St.; at 12:27 a.m. Monday at Tannery Apartments at 50 Warren St.; at 12:41 a.m. Monday on Trofin Lane; at 4:02 a.m. Monday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:21 a.m. Monday at MacArthur Park on MacArthur Circle. A girl with pink hair was reportedly walking barefoot and crying. The girl was taken back to her home, and her mother was at home. She was upset because she had missed the bus; at 12:55 p.m. Monday on Railroad Avenue. A man was reportedly carrying around a baseball bat on his shoulder. Police reported the 64-year-old man had found a bat and wanted to keep it for stickball.

Theft

A woman reported at 4:22 p.m. Monday that her son’s bike was stolen from the South Memorial School at 24 Maple St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:07 p.m. Sunday at Walnut Street Place at 8 Walnut St. A caller reported another tenant damaged some of her property.


REVERE

Arrests

Abdel Rahman Abla, 37, of 92 Proctor Ave., Apt. B, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and strangulation or suffocation at 4:54 a.m. Saturday.

Grace Duran, 24, of 27-29 Lafayette Park, Apt. 1(Left), Lynn, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 6:04 p.m. Saturday.

Anthony J. Faldich, 58, of 47 Nahant Ave., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 9:29 a.m. Friday.

Lonnie E. Jones, 51, of 10 Mason St., Nashua, New Hampshire, was arrested on a warrant at 2:25 p.m. Saturday.

Angel Matos, 20, of 162 Union St., Apt. 3, Everett, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime at 4:27 a.m. Saturday.

Christina Ashley Modica, 26, of 149 Elm St., Stoneham, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 12:25 p.m. Sunday.

Lajanae Russell, 18, of 61 Lincoln St., Apt. B, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and malicious destruction of property at 10:29 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:34 p.m. Friday at Mountain Avenue and Broadway; at 2:06 p.m. Friday at Squire and Gore roads; at 2:51 p.m. Friday at Folsom Street and Broadway; at 2:56 p.m. Friday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 7:19 p.m. Friday on Beach Street; at 10:11 p.m. Friday on Butler Circle; at 7:03 a.m. Saturday at Rick’s Auto Collision on North Shore Road; at 12:24 p.m. Saturday on Fenley Street; at 3:24 p.m. Saturday at Nahant Avenue and Beach Street; at 7:29 p.m. Saturday at North Shore Road and Revere Street; at 2:48 a.m. Sunday on Garfield Avenue; at 2:52 a.m. Sunday on Centennial Avenue; at 11:49 a.m. Sunday on Salem Street; at 11:49 a.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 2:08 p.m. Sunday on Mahoney Circle; at 3:04 p.m. Sunday on Mahoney Circle; at 3:28 p.m. Sunday on Lee Burbank Highway; at 4:06 p.m. Sunday at Registry of Motor Vehicles on Everett Street; at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Copeland Circle; at 7:16 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Central Avenue; at 11:43 p.m. Sunday on Copeland Circle.

A report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle at 12:44 p.m. Friday on Salem Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:14 p.m. Saturday on Dolphin Avenue; at 7:49 a.m. Sunday on Lee Burbank Highway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:23 p.m. Sunday on Crescent Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:57 p.m. Friday on Prospect Avenue; at 3:39 p.m. Friday on Hyde Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:50 a.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Squire Road; at 8:55 p.m. Friday on Neponset Street; at 8:58 p.m. Friday on Vane Street; at 9 p.m. Friday on Walnut Avenue; at 12:28 a.m. Saturday on Dashwood Street; at 12:31 a.m. Saturday on Alice Street; at 1:51 a.m. Saturday at Blaney and Lincoln streets; at 2 p.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 2:25 p.m. Saturday on Vane Street; at 9:06 p.m. Saturday on Larkin Street; at 10:02 p.m. Saturday on Suffolk Avenue; at 10:19 p.m. Saturday on Haddon Street; at 10:42 p.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue; at 11:07 p.m. Saturday on Washburn Avenue; at 12:37 a.m. Sunday on Sumner Street; at 12:39 a.m. Sunday on Fowler Avenue; at 1:26 a.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue; at 2:48 p.m. Sunday at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Park Avenue; at 6:03 p.m. Sunday on Florence Avenue.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:06 p.m. Friday on Emmet Terrace; at 4:56 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 5:02 p.m. Saturday on Mccoba Street; at 7:56 p.m. Saturday at Lee’s Trailer Park on Revere Beach Parkway.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 3:23 a.m. Friday at Walgreens on Broadway.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:18 p.m. Friday on Cary Avenue; at 8:56 a.m. Sunday at Thrifty Car Rental on Lee Burbank Highway.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 12 p.m. Saturday on Cary Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:54 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 10:21 p.m. Sunday at PLS Check Cashing on Beach Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Alessandro Desposito, of 41 Pilgrim Road, Medford, was arrested and charged with larceny at 5:12 p.m. Sunday.

Kyle R. Upton, of 18 Summit Terrace, Peabody, was arrested on warrants at 2:47 a.m. Monday.

Gustavo Vitorino, of 697 Boston St., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 11:26 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:18 p.m. Friday at Richard and Dudley streets; at 11:26 p.m. Sunday at 595 Lincoln Ave. Gustavo Vitorino, of Lynn, was arrested for OUI liquor.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:54 p.m. Friday at Lawndale and Lincoln avenues; at 3:51 p.m. Friday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 7:14 p.m. Saturday at Savers Department Store at 1160 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:25 a.m. Monday at 52 Lincoln Ave.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 11:51 a.m. Friday on Main Street. A caller reported an older man, with a peach golf shirt, was trying to open car doors and get inside. The caller reported the man seemed confused and didn’t mean any harm. Police were unable to find the man.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:46 p.m. Friday on Bristow Street. A caller reported a man sitting on the bench screaming to himself. Police reported the man had headphones on and was singing; at 2:59 p.m. Saturday at 3211 Founders Way. A caller reported UPS dropped off a package to her home, but it appeared that it was stolen.

A report of a disturbance at 1:36 a.m. Sunday at 16 Riverview Ave. A caller reported someone was at their door ringing the doorbell, and was asking for a missing cellphone; at 10:19 a.m. Sunday on Walden Terrace; at 10:57 a.m. Sunday at Walmart at 770 Broadway. A caller reported a man and woman walking around the store handing out flyers

Multiple callers reported ducklings trapped in a drain at the intersection at 4:42 p.m. Sunday at 345 Central St.

Fire

A report of a building fire at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at 15 Burnham Ave. Several callers reported a shed on fire. Heavy fire was knocked down by the fire department.

A report of an outside fire at 7:50 a.m. Sunday at Polcari’s Restaurant at 92 Broadway. A mulch fire was reported and extinguished; at 3:19 p.m. Sunday at 6 Dell Ave. A caller reported children knocked on his door to tell him about an outside fire. A second caller reported smoke behind her residence at 76 Broadway. A third caller reported the location was Walden Avenue and Hawkes Street. The fire department responded to Hawkes and Dell streets, where smoke was coming from the woods. The brush fire was extinguished. The fire captain reported crews responded to Standish Terrace and found a large area of the woods on fire, which was extinguished.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:53 a.m. Sunday at 115 Danvers Road; at 1:31 p.m. Sunday at 234 Humphrey St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:47 p.m. Sunday at Forbes Service Station at 441 Humphrey St.; at 1:35 a.m. Monday at 26 Shackle Way.

Lots of action in Saugus Town Meeting

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Two zoning articles recommended by the Planning Board Thursday will be on the table for discussion at tonight’s Town Meeting.

The panel supported a recommendation on two articles.
In one, Eagle Road residents are asking that their properties, currently zoned strictly for residential use, be rezoned for commercial use. The proposal affects 42-61 Eagle Road, located behind Barn Carwash and C & P Imports.
One of the homes is vacant, one is rented, and three are owner-occupied. Other lots in the mix do not have structures on them.

Rosemarie Zondiros, who owns three of lots, is in full support of the movement.

“I have lived on Eagle Road for 33 years and this is tough for me but I have seen all of the changes,” Zondiros said. “When I moved there it was a nice neighborhood. It’s not ever going to be a neighborhood again.”

Committee member Dennis Moschella said he patrolled the area while working as a police officer and agreed that it would never be the residential space it once was.

Town Planner Krista Leahy pointed out that only one of the lots meets the 40,000 square-foot minimum land requirement set by the town that a developer would need to construct on the land.

“Before you go and zone this, realize that you might have trouble selling these properties,” Leahy said. “It’s not just as simple as changing the title of your land.”

Attorney Richard Magnan, who represents most of the land owners, said the residents are aware of the requirement and he believes they have plans to merge the properties together for the redevelopment.

The board voted unanimously to recommend the article to Town Meeting.

In the second article, members will also discuss whether a Winston Street development should be allowed to build seven units without making one affordable, as specified in the town’s bylaws for properties with more than four units.

Eight years ago, the panel and Town Meeting approved a 10-unit condominium building to be built on the former Alco Food Products, Inc., site. Part of the agreement was for developers to include one affordable unit, Rossetti said.

But in almost a decade, the work has not been completed. Developers returned to the Planning Board earlier this year to request a change in the plan. Rather than constructing one 10-unit building, they want to build two duplexes and one triplex. None of the seven units would be lower priced.

Rossetti said the use wouldn’t qualify for the same zoning and Town Meeting members would need to take a vote. But he added that the panel has no jurisdiction over affordability.

Leahy voiced opposition to allowing the developer to be exempt from the bylaw.

“We’re under 10 percent (affordability) and need to get to 10 percent,” she said. “Any bit we can add to our affordable housing stock we should be doing.”


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

Taking on the charge in Saugus

COURTESY PHOTOS
Saugus’ two new electric cars parked in front of the charging station.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The town opened a new charging station, which residents can use, and invested in two new electric cars.

The ChargePoint Charging Station has a Level-2 charger, which falls between a DC Fast Charger, which can charge a vehicle for up to 40 miles of use in about 10 minutes, and a Level-1 charger, which is essentially plugging the car into a household outlet. A Level-1 charger takes about 22 hours to fully charge a car battery, according to PlugInAmerica.org.

The station is located at the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. and is free for residents.

The Department of Public Works and Parking Enforcement Department personnel will also be sporting new, electric vehicles while on the job.

With grant funding, the town purchased two electric 2016 Nissan Leaf S Hatchbacks and installed a charging station for a total cost of about $53,000.

The town received $22,500 for the investment through Phase III of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Electric Vehicles Incentive Program (MassEVIP). The remaining cost was covered by Green Community grant funding.

The five-passenger electric vehicles have a battery range of about 84 to 107 miles and take about four hours to charge fully on a Level-2 charger.

“This investment in electric vehicles will help continue our progress towards greater energy conservation and cleaner energy within the community,” said Town Manager Scott Crabtree. “I am proud that the Town of Saugus has taken these important steps towards becoming a more environmentally friendly community by developing these clean cars and helping the State achieve its climate goals.”

Crabtree added that the use of the vehicles will help provide energy security, improve fuel economy, lower fuel costs, and reduce emissions.


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

Police log: 5-22-2017

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

 

LYNN

 

Arrests

Genesis Acosta, 24, of 33 Lincoln St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and miscellaneous equipment violation at 2:41 a.m. Sunday.

 

John Burgess, 32, of 10 Dartmouth St., was arrested and charged with two counts of receiving stolen property at 11:55 a.m. Sunday.

 

Jose Cadiz-Matos, 30, of 47 Essex St., was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance at 12:35 a.m. Saturday.

 

Jonathan Colon, 31, of 33 Lincoln St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, OUI liquor and on warrants at 2:39 a.m. Sunday.

 

Elvin Coreano, of 56 Lawton St., was arrested on warrant charges of receiving stolen property and daytime breaking and entering for a felony at 4:11 a.m. Saturday.

 

Jeremiah Davis, 25, of 34 Hanover St., was arrested and charged with larceny from a building at 3:16 p.m. Saturday.

 

Gustavo Merida, 53, of 30 Morris St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 12:06 a.m. Sunday.

 

Andrew Mumbauer, 29, of 24 Rogers Ave., was arrested and charged with failure to disperse at 3:49 a.m. Sunday.

 

Cristian Polanco, 22, was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute at 3:52 a.m. Saturday.

 

Melissa Shields, 25, of 2 Oakland St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny by false pretense at 11:36 p.m. Saturday.

 

Laurel Tidmarsh, 60, of 23 Alison Way, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 9:33 p.m. Friday.

 

Diane Tolbert, of 100 Willow St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 10:35 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:59 p.m. Friday at 371 Summer St.; at 2 p.m. Friday at 525 Boston St.; at 3:10 p.m. Friday at Boston and New Park streets; at 5:19 p.m. Friday on Federal Street; at 6:17 p.m. Friday at 17 Hollingsworth St.; at 6:24 p.m. Friday on Chase Road; at 6:27 p.m. Friday at Sachem and Sagamore streets; at 12:17 a.m. Saturday at 593 Boston St.; at 9:03 a.m. Saturday at 102 Western Ave.; at 9:03 a.m. Saturday at Chatham Street and Western Avenue; at 10:10 a.m. Saturday at 300 Broad St.; at 2:56 p.m. Saturday at 158 Chestnut St.; at 3:16 p.m. Saturday at 57 Market St.; at 4:28 p.m. Saturday at 106 Lawton Ave.; at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at Ford and Locust streets; at 6:34 a.m. Sunday at 356 Maple St.; at 8:53 a.m. Sunday on Broadway; at 9:26 a.m. Sunday at Essex and Rockaway streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:07 p.m. Friday at 100 Parkland Ave.; at 2:58 a.m. Saturday at Goldfish Pond at 0 Lafayette Park; at 6:01 p.m. Saturday on Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:55 p.m. Friday at 159 Washington St.; at 10:22 p.m. Friday at Holyoke and Walnut streets; at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at 765 Lynnfield St.; at 2:44 a.m. Sunday at 170 South Common St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 11:49 p.m. Saturday on Circuit Avenue.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:17 p.m. Friday at 54 Elm St.; at 6:29 p.m. Friday at 33 Newcastle St.; at 5:39 a.m. Sunday at 60 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:11 p.m. Friday at 47 Flint St.; at 4:29 p.m. Friday at 29 Boston St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:50 p.m. Friday at KFC at 720 Lynnway; at 2:16 p.m. Friday at 204 Curwin Circle; at 5:54 p.m. Friday at Gibbs Gas Station at 240 Western Ave.; at 7:28 p.m. Friday at 573 Chestnut St.; at 8:02 p.m. Friday at 51 Chatham St.; at 8:30 p.m. Friday at 26 Childs St.; at 10:02 p.m. Friday at Boston and North Federal streets; at 11:56 p.m. Friday at 2 Brightwood Terrace; at 5:31 a.m. Saturday at 10 Iona Terrace; at 6:37 a.m. Saturday at 75 Johnson St.; at 6:32 p.m. Saturday at 810 Lynnway; at 9:26 p.m. Saturday at 10 Iona Terrace; at 10:07 p.m. Saturday at Northern Avenue Playground on Northern Avenue; at 10:31 p.m. Saturday at 65 Centre St.; at 11:44 p.m. Saturday  at 138 South Common St.; at 3:49 a.m. Sunday at Wendy’s at 116 Boston St.; at 9:54 a.m. Sunday at 13 Seaside Terrace; at 11:38 a.m. Sunday at 33 Waverly St.

A report of a gunshot at 9:57 p.m. Friday at 206 Fays Ave.; at 10:59 a.m. Saturday on Beacon Hill Avenue; at 10:10 p.m. Saturday on Sargents Court.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:07 a.m. Sunday on Essex Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:27 p.m. Friday at 95 Ashland St.; at 9:58 a.m. Saturday at 112 Market St.; at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at 2 Victory Road; at 11:48 a.m. Saturday at 112 Market St.; at 8:01 a.m. Sunday at 100 Willow St.

A report of a robbery at 3:06 p.m. Friday at 24 Rockmere Gardens.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 5:22 p.m. Friday at 14 Oakcrest Road; at 4:49 p.m. Saturday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 9:55 a.m. Sunday on Wallace Road.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:14 p.m. Friday at 9 Milton St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Arrests

Lawrence J. Littler, 51, of 406 Paradise Road, Apt. 1M, Swampscott, was arrested on a warrant at 12:53 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:47 p.m. Friday on Humphrey Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:01 p.m. Friday on Jersey Street.

 

Complaints

A caller reported an underage drinking party at 11:26 p.m. Friday on Elmwood Road. A caller reported several underage kids appeared to be drunk and carrying several cases of beer.

A caller reported hearing a window break at 12:18 a.m. Saturday on Brown Street. The caller thought her home was being broken into. Her husband checked the property, and no windows were broken into, but she thought it could be one of her neighbors’. Police checked the caller’s home and surrounding residences, and reported everything appeared to be in order.

A caller reported a woman in her 70s in traffic was trying to stop cars going by at 10:09 a.m. Saturday on Jersey Street. Police checked and reported the woman was gone.

A caller reported a bus was stuck, causing havoc at 12:26 p.m. Saturday at Front and Franklin streets. Police checked and reported the bus was gone.

 

Theft

A report of stolen bikes at 4:12 p.m. Saturday on Martin Terrace.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Peter G. Burgess, 35, of 88 Aborn St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, second offense at 11:53 a.m. Sunday.

 

Allison P. Lheureux, 33, of 15 Coolidge Ave., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 10:12 p.m. Saturday.

 

Hedmer Pojoy Tobar, 34, of 19 Sydney Road, Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:25 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:54 p.m. Friday at Direct Tire & Auto Service at 231 Andover St. A two-car accident was reported. The driver of one car was taken to Beverly Hospital. A passenger in the other car was taken to Salem Hospital; at 12:27 a.m. Saturday at 2 Clearwater Road; at 4:47 p.m. Sunday at 5 Sutton St. and 2 Putnam St. A two-car accident was reported. Four people were taken to Salem Hospital. Both vehicles were towed.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:58 a.m. Saturday at 117 Lynn St.; at 7:42 p.m. Saturday at 112 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:53 p.m. Saturday at 107 Main St.; at 11:44 a.m. Sunday at 16 Crowninshield St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:59 p.m. Friday at 67 Harrison Ave.; at 10:50 p.m. Saturday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St.; at 10:56 p.m. Saturday at 21 Murdock Drive; at 12:06 a.m. Sunday at 108 Tremont St.; at 12:28 a.m. Sunday at 21 Murdock Drive; at 12:43 a.m. Sunday at Tedeschi Food Shop at 598 Lowell St.; at 1:38 a.m. Sunday at Oliveira’s Steak House at 74 Walnut St.; at 1:42 a.m. Sunday at 6 Anthony Road; at 1:42 a.m. Sunday at 26 Summit Terrace; at 1:52 a.m. Sunday at 2 Jeffrey St.; at 1:09 p.m. Sunday at Bebe at 210B Andover St.; at 6:05 p.m. Sunday at 32 Nancy Ave. and 26 Edythe Lane.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:13 p.m. Saturday at 63 Central St. and 2 Tremont St. A passing motorist reported there was a man punching himself. He was described as a white man in his late 20s to 30s, and had bandages on his right arm. Police couldn’t find the man after an area check; at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at 42 Russell St. and 33 Roosevelt Ave. A suspicious man in and out of traffic was reported. Police checked the area, but couldn’t find the man; at 11:41 p.m. Saturday at 37 Shore Drive. A caller reported the occupant of a suspicious car appeared to be checking on the tires/wheels of other vehicles in the parking lot. The caller was concerned the person was trying to steal car parts. Police reported the person had lost a ring and was looking around the area it may have been lost; at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at 274 Lynnfield St. A caller reported a car occupied by two men drove by and they threw firecrackers at him. He confronted them and they parked on the street across from his house. Police spoke with the men and they were sent off.

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 8 p.m. Saturday at 7 Hilltop Drive. A caller reported a neighbor threw a lacrosse ball off the siding and damaged his home. An officer spoke with the neighbor who agreed to pay for the damage to the siding of the residence.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:46 p.m. Friday on King Street. The person was taken to Lahey Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at 202 Brooksby Village Drive. A caller reported her purse was stolen from her apartment. An officer found the purse in the apartment.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:59 a.m. Saturday at BMW of Peabody at 221 Andover St. The manager reported vandalism to several vehicles on the property over the past few days. Police reported emblems were taken from two vehicles; at 11:53 a.m. Sunday at 14 Roycroft Road. A caller reported three slashed tires on a car. Police reported there are no suspects.

I am the best person for the job, McGee says

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
State Sen. Thomas McGee stands with his brother, Shawn, and former babysitter Mae DeLuca.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — State Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) launched his bid for mayor Friday night before more than 300 enthusiastic supporters at the Knights of Columbus.

“My name is Tom McGee and tonight I proudly kick off my campaign for mayor of Lynn,” he said. “I am running because I love our city and the values the city of Lynn represents.”

The 61-year-old senator will face incumbent Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, a Republican, who kicked off her campaign for a third term last month.

Consider the progress we’ve made, Kennedy says

McGee’s daughter, Katherine, 19, introduced her father.

“He never missed a softball game, a dance recital, a golf match or a swim meet and I know if I really needed him he would jump in his car and make the six-hour drive to Villanova,” she said. “One of the things I admire most about my dad is his love for Lynn. He has lived here his whole life and always showed Thomas and me all the wonderful qualities Lynn has. I don’t think it’s possible for his heart to hold more love for this city.”

McGee was elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1994 to represent West Lynn and Nahant. After four terms, he won a seat in the Senate in 2002 in a district that includes Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott.

Lynn teacher joins the march

Michael O’Connor, a Lynn firefighter for 22 years, said he is a strong McGee backer.

“He’s been a lifelong friend,” he said.  “I think he’ll move the city in the right direction.”

Janet Dolan, a Nahant resident, said McGee has always represented the district, including Nahant, very well.

“He’s very visible, very open to help, if anyone is in difficulty I think he’s very reliable,” she said.

David Condon, chairman of the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association, said his group has been a longtime supporter of McGee.

“We’ve had a very good working relationship over the years and he will make a difference as mayor of Lynn,” he said.

McGee said this is a critical time for the city as it faces an enormous budget challenge.

“Our city is at a crossroads and the next four years will be critical in determining Lynn’s future,” he said. “Under current leadership, our city is faced with an emerging fiscal crisis that threatens public safety and erodes people’s confidence in Lynn’s ability to manage its own affairs and jeopardizes our potential for attracting new families and businesses. We need to harness all that Lynn has to offer.”

McGee said he’s the right person for the job.

“I believe I am the best person to lead our city at such a critical time,” he said. “I ask you to join me in working for the betterment of this city.”

In the race for cash, McGee is way ahead. In the most recent filing with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign Finance. McGee reported a balance of $69,170 while Kennedy had less than $13,000.


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

Police log: 5-20-2017

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

Tina White of 124 Central Ave. was arrested on charges of larceny and malicious property damage and on warrant charges of larceny, breaking and entering, and shoplifting at 6:51 p.m. Thursday.

David Torres was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession of a Class C drug at 1:31 a.m. on Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Franklin Street and Western Avenue at 1:56 p.m. Thursday; at 531 Walnut St. at 3:18 p.m. Thursday; at 695 Boston St. at 3:45 p.m. Thursday; at 49 Kirtland St. at 5:16 p.m. Thursday; at Burdett Road and Fernwood Avenue at 6:16 p.m. Thursday; on the Lynnway at 8:58 a.m. Friday; at 11 Breed Sq. at 10:36 a.m. Friday; at 80 Boston St. at 12:05 p.m. Friday; at 371 Summer St. at 12:59 p.m. Friday; of a motor vehicle hit and run on Pleasant Street at 3:38 p.m. Thursday; at Cumberland Farms on Chestnut Street at 12:42 p.m. Friday.

Assaults

A report of assault and battery at 11:32 a.m. Thursday on Washington Street; at 11:42 a.m. Thursday at Christie’s Restaurant on the Lynnway; at 11:28 p.m. Thursday at Amity Street and Washington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 23 Central Ave. at 2:26 p.m. Thursday; at 44 Estes Street at 4:34 p.m.; at 14 Brookvale St. at 8:08 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of a fight at Barry Park at 3:20 p.m. Thursday; at Pinkham Street and Story Avenue at 6:37 p.m. Thursday.

A report of a disturbance at Hurst Street and Parkland Avenue at 4:52 p.m. Thursday; at 48 Newhall St. at 7:11 p.m. Thursday.

Theft

A report of larceny at 16 Conomo Ave. at 3:28 p.m. Thursday; at 124 Central Ave. at 5:27 p.m. Thursday; at 3:34 a.m. Friday at 23 Lexington St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3 Light St. at 2:55 p.m. Thursday; at 136 Jackson St. at 5:09 p.m. Thursday; At 2:30 a.m. Friday at 69 Gardiner St.

Police log: 5-19-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported her cat has been missing for a week at 1:17 p.m. Thursday. Caller is at her friends house cleaning and dog walking and can hear her cat in the house. She is uneasy about going through the house without someone. Police reported they could not find the cat.

At 5:55 p.m. Thursday a caller reported a vehicle was unoccupied and idling for the past 20 minutes. Police contacted the owner and left a message. Owner reported she got the message at 5:10 a.m. Friday and would check on her car.

A report of suspicious activity at 7:24 p.m. Thursday on Ruby Avenue. Caller reports a person on the roof of a house on Ruby Avenue practicing karate. The house is a two-family gray house with red doors. Caller is concerned about his well being. Police report the person is practicing for a dance.

A report of a boat trailer parked in the street with no reflectors at 10:05 p.m. Thursday at Atlantic Avenue and Seaview Avenue. Caller reports the trailer is sticking out and it could cause an accident. Police could not locate the trailer.

A report of a sailboat malfunction at 5:16 a.m. Friday. Caller reports one of his autonomous sailboats malfunctioned and washed up on Devereux Beach. If it is damaged, he will remove it. If not, he will relaunch it.


PEABODY

Arrests

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident on the ramp from Route 114 to 128 North at 4:15 p.m. Thursday; at 312 Lowell St. at 7:41 p.m. Thursday; at 55 County St. at 6:40 a.m. Friday; at 2 Cross St and 174 Andover St. at 11:57 a.m. Friday.

Complaints

A person reported to the Peabody Police station that her landlord was doing Haitian Voodoo on her children at 4:21 p.m. Thursday.

A report of suspicious activity at 8 Larrabee Terrace at 9:58 a.m. Friday. Caller reports a maler with a black baseball cap and red emblem was peering over some high bushes into their property. Officer spoke with one of the meter readers from Peabody Municipal Light Plant, who reported they were the suspect party and were reading the meter.


REVERE

Arrests

Sean M. Pryor, 44, of 25 Steeple St., was arrested on warrant charges at 11:31 a.m. Thursday at the Revere Police Station on Revere Beach Parkway.

Anthony J. Faldich, 58, of 47 Nahant Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing at the Revere Housing Authority on Nahant Avenue at 9:29 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:44 a.m. Thursday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 11:35 a.m. Thursday at Dollar Tree on Squire Road; at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at North Shore Road and York Street; at 1:34 a.m. Thursday at Land of Liquor on North Shore Road; at 5:50 p.m. Thursday on Broadway; at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Revere Fire Department Central Station on Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:22 a.m. Thursday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 4:58 p.m. at the Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 1:08 a.m. Thursday on Davis Street; at 3:25 a.m. Thursday on Alden Avenue; at 3:33 p.m. Thursday on Squire Road; at 8:04 p.m. Thursday at the McKinley School on Yeamans Street; At 2 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street

A report of an abandoned motor vehicle at 9:47 a.m. Thursday on Vane Street.

A report of illegal dumping at 1:06 p.m. Thursday on Billow Avenue.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 3:23 a.m. Friday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:48 p.m. Thursday on Highland Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Elena M Howe of 91 Alden St., Malden, was arrested and charged with shoplifted at TJ Maxx on Broadway at 2:09 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of motor vehicle accident at 10:44 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Street and Broadway. Caller reports one vehicle into a guardrail in the high speed lane. One person was transported to Beverly Hospital; at 4:31 p.m. Thursday at Eustis Street and Essex Street involving three vehicles and a utility pole; at 9:08 p.m. Thursday near the Main Street overpass on Broadway. One person was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a smell of gas in a house on Lewis O Gray Drive at 2:35 a.m. on Thursday. Residents were advised to evacuate the home. Fire Department reports no odor of gas in the home.

A report of an erratic driver at Bob’s Discount Furniture at 7:23 p.m. Thursday.

A report of a disturbance at 9:52 p.m. Thursday on Newhall Avenue.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 7:28 a.m. Thursday at Angela’s Coal Fired Pizza on Broadway.

Theft

A report of credit card fraud at 5:23 p.m. Thursday on Essex Street.

Vandalism

A caller reported he believed his neighbor fired a bb through his window on Alice Street at 1 p.m. Thursday.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident on Paradise Road at 2:56 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity on Forest Avenue at 1:47 p.m. Thursday.

A report of a disturbance at Humphrey Street and Monument Avenue at 6:14 p.m. Thursday; at 330 Paradise Road 9:25 p.m. Thursday.

Theft

A report of larceny at the Swampscott Public Library at 5:17 p.m. Thursday.

 

Michael F. Wishart, 61

SAUGUS — On May 15, 2017 Michael Francis Wishart, son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away after a brief illness surrounded by his family at the young age of 61.

Born in 1955 to the late Charles W. Wishart Sr. and Patricia (Abbott) Wishart, Mike always called Saugus his home. He graduated in 1974 from Saugus High School then soon afterwards enlisted in the USAF. After basic and specialist training, Mike spent the balance of his tour at Grand Forks AFB in North Dakota as a protective coating specialist.    

In 1979 Mike returned to Saugus and plied his many talents being a jack-of-all-trades contractor right up to the end. His artistic skills can be attested to by those who were gifted with a personalized, hand-made engraved walking stick from Mike.

Mike was a loving son, brother and uncle. He had a tight and long-lasting friendship with many. He was a hard worker, had a wonderful sense of humor and quick wit. He enjoyed woodworking, camping, golf, hiking and exploring the great outdoors. He also enjoyed his alone time sitting about a campfire exploring the stars.  

Mike is survived by his mother, Patricia Wishart of Lincoln, N.H.; two brothers, Charles Wishart Jr. and wife Phu of North Woodstock, N.H., Thomas Wishart and wife Sharon of Rock Hill, S.C.; and three sisters, Mary Normandin and husband Grant of Merrimack, N.H., Rose Tully and Tricia Wishart, both of Lynn. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Service information: Mike will be entombed in the Veteran’s Columbarium at Riverside Cemetery in Saugus on Monday, May 22 at 1 p.m. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held afterwards at the Italian-American Club, 1 Beachview Ave., Saugus. In lieu of flowers Mike would like donations made to the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home.

Students explore careers at Shadow Day

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Saugus Police Department Det. Frank Morello, left, and Det. Sgt. Paul VanSteensburg, third from right, taught Saugus High School juniors, from left, Brittaney Sudanowicz, Robert McGrane, Briana Forgione, Mike Rothwell, Allie Kotkowsky, Hayden Costa, Tiffany Bravo, Alexa Faysal, and Christian Heffernan, how to safely handle and shoot a gun.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — While some high schoolers were learning how to bake Thursday morning, others were learning how to safely shoot a gun.

More than 60 high schoolers shadowed professionals in the workforce to get a taste of the careers they are interested in. Laurie Golan, a math teacher at the school who retired last spring, organized the program for more than 20 years. This May, the tradition was passed on to guidance councilor Bethany Norton.

Saugus Firefighter Bill Cross said he’s been volunteering for Shadow Day for more than two decades and has seen at least five students grow up to work for the department.

Three juniors took on a day as a firefighter Thursday: Danny McCullough, Ryan Groark, and Nick Sanderson. All three admitted the job was more difficult than they expected, though none of them were ready to step down from the challenge.

“We did a simulation of a fire and it was really hard doing that simulation,” said McCullough. “We wore back out shields and had no idea where we were. But (in this job) you’re making a difference.”

“It’s cool how they do their jobs and save lives,” said Sanderson.

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During their visit, Cross said they put up an aerialStere practicing in an unrealistic setting that didn’t involve smoke, heat, or the anxiety of getting someone out of a burning building.

“They did it all wrong, they didn’t stick together, but that’s how you learn,” Cross said.

Next door at the Saugus Police Department, about half-a-dozen teens toured the station, got a glimpse at the holding cells, and learned how to shoot AR-15 rifles and glock handguns. The students were taught about firearm safety before setting out for the shooting range.

Alice Kotkowski, a junior, said she recently decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. She’s interested in becoming a private investigator or working in forensic science.

“I just think it’s really cool how they can figure out who people are through such little evidence and with science,” she said.

Brittney Sudanowicz liked learning how to shoot a gun. She hasn’t decided on a career path, but said that law enforcement is in the running. She was surprised to learn Thursday how many different jobs there are in police work.


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

Police log: 5-19-2017

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

Lenore Desilva, of 42 Gage St., was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of destruction of property, daytime breaking and entering for a felony and threat to commit a crime at 11:36 a.m. Thursday.

Julio Jimenez, 25, of 23 Lexington St., was arrested and charged with malicious wanton property defacement at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday.

James Johnson, of 105 Rockaway St., was arrested on warrant charges of drug possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate the drug law and larceny at 1:21 p.m. Wednesday.

Franklin Lopez, 21, of 55 Collins St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop/yield and on warrants at 9:51 a.m. Thursday.

Merlin Ramirez, 18, of 40 Trinity Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with serious bodily injury at 2:07 p.m. Wednesday.

Richard Salsgiver, of 12 Iona Terrace, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of larceny, larceny by false pretense and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday at Franklin and North Common streets; at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant and State streets; at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday at Henry Avenue and Washington Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Robinson streets; at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday at 294 Union St.; at 4:26 p.m. Wednesday at Broad and Newhall streets; at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday at Belleaire and Western avenues; at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald’s at 567 Lynnway; at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at Commercial Street and Neptune Boulevard; at 9:24 p.m. Wednesday at Burger King at 108 Boston St.; at 6:08 a.m. Thursday at 7-Eleven at 9 Austin Square; at 9:03 a.m. Thursday at Walgreens at 290 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:31 a.m. Thursday at 362 Chestnut St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday on North Common Street

A report of an assault at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday on Lexington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday at 15 Parrott St.; at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday at 44 Estes St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday at 18 Bond St.; at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday at 780 Lynnway; at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday at 21 Essex Circle; at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday at 55 Park St.; at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at 36 Walden St.; at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday at 74 Lexington St.; at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday at 166 Washington St.; at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday at 23 Lexington St.; at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday at 166 Washington St.; at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Essex Place; at 10:57 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Sagamore St.; at 3:46 a.m. Thursday at 79 Lake View Ave.; at 7:40 a.m. Thursday at 80 Sagamore St.; at 9:19 a.m. Thursday at 42 Longhill Road; at 11:09 a.m. Thursday at 320 Curwin Circle.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday on Western Avenue; at 10:54 a.m. Thursday on Andrew Street; at 11:16 a.m. Thursday on Johnson Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday at 27 Bulfinch St.; at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday at 161 Eastern Ave.; at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at 110 Chestnut St.; at 11:27 a.m. Thursday at 20 Heaths Court.

Police log: 5-18-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant and Bessom streets.

Complaints

A report of kids snooping in the area at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on Puritan Road. People snooping in the area said they saw a lot of cats in the area and said they wanted to know something about why the cats were there.

A report of a loud TV at 8:44 p.m. Wednesday on Franklin Street. A caller reported her neighbor’s “TV is too loud again–it’s too warm to keep the windows closed so I have to hear them blasting the TV.” She wanted an officer to tell them to turn it down.

A report of a loose lamp post at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday on Washington Street. A caller reported there was a loose lamp post in the area of the muffin shop. She stated she found out “because I was having a La La movie moment and found (out) that it was not very secure.”


NAHANT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday on Nahant Road.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:46 p.m. Wednesday at 72 Central St.; at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday at 309 Lowell St.; at 2:12 a.m. Thursday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St.; at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.; at 10:54 a.m. Thursday at 234 Lynn St. and 2 Morgan Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Mason St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday on Bartholomew Street; at 3:09 p.m. Thursday at 32 James St. and 31 Perkins St. A caller reported another youth had just been assaulted. The juvenile was taken to North Shore Children’s Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a large turtle in the street at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday at Crystal Lake on Lowell Street.

A report of a disturbance at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday at 23 Sherman St.; at 11:18 p.m. Wednesday on Hardy Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:03 p.m. Wednesday on Hardy Street. Kids lighting matches was reported. The group scattered upon police arrival.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday at Sunglass Hut at 210S Andover St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:33 a.m. Thursday at Mini of Peabody at 209 Andover St. A vandalized vehicle was reported. The front grill was missing and there was paint damage; at 12:26 p.m. Thursday at 1 Gwinnett Road. A caller reported her boat was vandalized by an unknown person. An officer reported the window to the boat was broken. There are no suspects.


REVERE

Arrests

Anthony J. Faldich, 58, of 47 Nahant Ave., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday on Broadway; at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday on Brown Circle; at 1:39 p.m. Wednesday on Gage Avenue; at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday at Price Rite on Squire Road; at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday on American Legion Highway. Erli Dias Dos-Santos, 37, of 77 Derby Road, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday on Park Avenue. Juan Santa, 25, of 103 Shirley Ave., Apt. R, was summoned for malicious destruction of property.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:13 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Street and Shirley Avenue; at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday on Larkin Street; at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday at Hill Park on Park Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday on Bickford Avenue; at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday at Master Auto Sales on Broadway.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:27 a.m. Wednesday on Hichborn Street.

A report of vandalism at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at Belden Bly Bridge on Salem Turnpike.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday at Polo Gas at 50 Hamilton St.; at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday at 393 Central St. and 1 Adams Ave.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday at 13 Stocker St. A caller reported three woman throwing rocks at the front and back of the home.

A caller reported she was cleaning the park and found a dead animal  inside a plastic bag at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday at Ferns Motel at 152 Broadway.

A report of a suspicious person at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday at Cliftondale Square at Lincoln Avenue and Smith Road. A caller reported an older man carrying a boombox, blasting music in people’s faces, and running in and out of traffic.

A report of a disturbance at 1:48 a.m. Thursday at 305 Walnut St.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 12:42 p.m. Wednesday at AT&T at 124 Broadway; at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday at IHOP at 114 Broadway; at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday at North Suburban Dialysis Center at 124 Broadway; at 7:28 a.m. Thursday at Angela’s Coal Fired Pizza at 880 Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:01 p.m. Wednesday at 23 Intervale Ave. A caller reported a larceny by check; at 9:21 p.m. Wednesday at Flex Fitness at 304 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported his keys were stolen.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

Riley offers new point of view in Saugus

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Pictured is former School Committee member Corinne Riley.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Former School Committee member Corinne Riley is vying for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.

“Watching Board of Selectmen meetings and other committee meetings, I feel that at times there’s not that many different point of views during discussion,” said Riley. “I think that more people can be represented in town.”

Riley hopes to bring a different perspective. As a volunteer at many different capacities for several years, she said she has seen the needs and heard the concerns of different community groups.

She has served as the chair of the Saugus War Monument Committee, a member of the Belmonte Renovation Steering Committee; Belmonte School Council; Belmonte Parent Teacher Organization; an executive board member, league manager, and coach for Saugus Softball Little League; a religious educator at St. Margaret Parish in Saugus for eight years; co-chair of the Saugus Coalition for the Homeless; and campaign manager for the re-election of state Rep. Donald Wong.

“One of my strong points is my ability to work with all groups,” Riley said. “I have dealt with many personalities especially while volunteering. You have to be able to give and take and negotiate, for lack of a better word, to get things done. I’m an independent thinker but I have the ability to change my mind if someone has a better argument.”

While serving two terms on the School Committee, she advocated for salary increases for teachers and paraprofessionals that work with special education students, for new science labs, and proposed to lower extracurricular user fees. She worked with the Saugus Chamber of Commerce to bring back the student job fair at Saugus High School in 2014, which has since become an annual event.

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When she learned the Ballard Early Education Center was the only school with a defibrillator, she advocated for private donations to fund defibrillators in each school, she said.

“There are other things that could be addressed that, at this time, people don’t seem to want to discuss,” she said.

Riley said the new combination high school and middle school project is a priority for her. But she also sees strong needs in other parts of the town. She strongly believes the Fire Department needs to expand to include a third station on the west side of town.

“With all the development and planning for Route 1, we really do need another fire station,” she said. “That’s really something I would like to pursue. Route 1 will be invaded with more traffic and more people.”

It’s also imperative to conduct a more thorough census, she said.

“I really think this town would benefit from a town-wide, door-knocking census,” she said. “We need to be interviewing people and talking to them and getting the real numbers.”

Higher numbers could qualify the town for additional state financial aid, she said. It would also support the notion that an additional fire station is necessary.


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

Police log: 5-18-2017

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

Tyler Maniscalco, of 60 Gardiner St., was arrested on warrant charges of larceny from person, Class A drug possession and assault and battery at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday.

Tina Marino, of 373 Chatham St., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, OUI drugs, receiving stolen property and marked lanes violation at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday.

Javier Pimentel, 18, of 47 Park St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Jorge Pimentel, 24, of 47 Park St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday at Eastern Avenue and Huron Street; at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday at Broad and Silsbee streets; at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday on Lynnway; at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday at Summer Street and Western Avenue; at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday at 50 State St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday on Iona Terrace; at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday on Green Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 12 a.m. Wednesday on Washington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Albany St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday at 11 South St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday at 12 Van Buren Terrace; at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Albany St.; at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Walmart at 780 Lynnway; at 2:01 a.m. Wednesday at Public Library at 5 North Common St.; at 3:32 a.m. Wednesday at Planet Fitness at 50 Boston St.; at 9:01 a.m. Wednesday at 111 Washington St.; at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday at 285 Lynn Shore Drive.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday on Boston Street; at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday on Pennybrook Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Chase St.; at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at Drewicz Elementary School at 34 Hood St.; at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Drewicz Elementary School at 34 Hood St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday at 86 Bennett St.; at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday at 27 Chatham St.

Police log: 5-17-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday at Atlantic and Seaview avenues; at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at West Shore Drive and Turner Road

Complaints

Police reported a female driver smacking something in the backseat at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue. It was unknown if it was a pet, child or something else. The house was checked several times.

A report of drug activity in a motor vehicle at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday on Seaview Avenue. A man reported there were three people sitting in a black sedan, and thought they were doing drugs. Police checked the area and found nothing.

A report of a drone flying in the area at 4:59 p.m. Tuesday on Atlantic Avenue. A caller reported there was someone “possibly on the seawall” flying a drone in the house, and thought it was “weird that they can just have it hovering over the beach like that.”

A report of a person screaming at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday on Shuman Road. A caller reported he heard a person scream, and then a male voice yelling. He called back later and said the screaming may be a group of kids at the beach, as he can see such a group. Police reported they could see people both on the beach, as well as riding bikes in the area.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at Nahant Rotary on Causeway.


PEABODY

Arrests

Rainor Silvestre, 39, of 55 Cedar St., Apt. 2104, Woburn, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield, truck fails to display owner’s name and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 10:36 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday at Lowell Street Market at 672 Lowell St.; at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday at 263 Lowell St.; at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday at Pediatric Health Care at 10 Centennial Drive; at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday at North Shore Motor Weeks at 468 Lowell St. A motor vehicle struck a dog. The owner of the canine took possession of the remains; at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday at 51 Main St.; at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday at 303 Lowell St.; at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Bourbon St.; at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday at Deschene & Associates at 2 Bourbon St.; at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Baldwin St. and 415 Lowell St.; at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday at Auto Sense at 222 Newbury St.; at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday at 34 Winona St. and 0 Lindauer St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Sherman St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday at Mini of Peabody at 209 Andover St. A caller reported hood ornaments and windshield wiper blades were taken from multiple vehicles.

Vandalism

Vandalism was reported to a vehicle at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday at 13 Sabino Farm Road

A report of vandalism at 10:46 a.m. Wednesday at Tannery Gardens at 111 Foster St. Fourstar reported that a person was taking down the tow signs at that location.


REVERE

Arrests

Tricia A. Gullion, 45, of 40 Crest Ave., was arrested and charged with Class E drug possession at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:28 a.m. Tuesday on Roughan Street. Guillermo Arbey Jimenez Gaviria, 27, of 741 Revere Beach Parkway, Apt. 1, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday on Malden Street; at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday on Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday on Shirley Avenue; at 12:59 p.m. Tuesday at Speedway on Squire Road; at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue; at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday at Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday on Kingman Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:53 p.m. Tuesday on Walnut Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday at Oaklandvale Elementary School at 266 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday at Target at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at Belden Bly Bridge on Salem Turnpike.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street. A caller reported being involved in a road rage incident on Main Street. He reported the suspect vehicle cut him off and when both men exited their vehicles, the man pushed him and left the scene in a blue Dodge.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday on Sweetwater Street. A caller reported a large brush fire in the area of Howard Street. The fire department reported they were unable to locate a fire.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at 230 Salem St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:09 p.m. Tuesday at 690 Humphrey St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday at 1016 Paradise Road.

 

McGee: Every morning I’ll wake up determined

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Maria McGee listens to her husband, state Sen. Thomas M. McGee, speak as he signs his papers March 27.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

LYNN — State Sen. Thomas M. McGee (D-Lynn) will kick off his campaign for mayor from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus on Lynnfield Street.

“I will be a mayor who works hard, always listens, and wakes up every morning determined to create a better future for all Lynners,” McGee said in a statement.

McGee announced he would run for the position about two months ago. A lifelong Lynn resident, he has represented the Third Essex District in the Massachusetts State Senate since 2002. The district encompasses Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott.

“Lynn is on the cusp of something big,” McGee said in a statement. “We have always had the assets: talented, hardworking, diverse citizens; amazing natural resources like the woods and the waterfront; a downtown that’s coming alive with the arts and culture; neighborhoods that reflect the best of America. This race is about who can best bring our city together and realize our incredible potential at this pivotal moment in Lynn’s history.”

I think I can make a difference, McGee says

McGee is running against Republican Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, who kicked off her campaign for a third term last month at the Porthole Restaurant. Kennedy was elected mayor in 2009 when she beat Mayor Edward “Chip” Clancy by 27 votes. In 2013, she beat Timothy Phelan by a 59 to 41 margin.

As senate chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, McGee has been an advocate for improving the state’s transportation system and fighting for regional equality. He also advocates for quality education and extended learning opportunities for children, ensuring accessible and affordable childcare and health care for working families, and expanding workforce training and development.

Before his election to the senate, McGee served four terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing West Lynn and Nahant. Prior to holding office, he practiced law as an assistant district attorney for Essex County. He was elected to the Democratic State Committee in 1976 and served as chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party for three years from 2013 to 2016.

Police log: 5-17-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Anthony Indorarto, 38, of 162 Kimball Ave., Revere, was arrested and charged with unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license, speeding and on warrants at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Cesar Rosales Hernandez, 36, of 12 Pope St., Salem, was arrested and charged with one-way street violation, alcohol from an open container in a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, OUI liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and on warrants at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday.

Terrance Rourke, 50, of 2 Victory Road, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday.

Jordany Torres-Rodriguez, 32, of 58 Kirtland St., was arrested on a warrant charge of trespassing at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:58 a.m. Monday at 173 Essex St.; at 1:04 p.m. Monday at Boston and Franklin streets; at 2:12 p.m. Monday at Eastern and Waitt avenues; at 2:25 p.m. Monday at 25 Ontario St.; at 4:34 p.m. Monday at Broad and Market streets; at 4:37 p.m. Monday at 540 Chestnut St.; at 5:47 p.m. Monday at 74 River St.; at 6:28 p.m. Monday at Cottage and Hood streets; at 8:10 p.m. Monday at Chatham and Collins streets; at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday at Boston and Cottage streets; at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday at 730 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:29 a.m. Tuesday on Wyoma Square.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance 1:28 p.m. Monday at 224 Washington St.; at 3:36 p.m. Monday at 283 Maple St.; at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 927 Western Ave.; at 6:53 p.m. Monday at 927 Western Ave.; at 9:24 p.m. Monday at Essex and Johnson streets; at 11:36 p.m. Monday at 41 Light St.; at 7:11 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Coolidge Circle; at 9:01 a.m. Tuesday at 19 Cottage St.; at 9:41 a.m. Tuesday at 225 Boston St.

A report of a gunshot at 8:47 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 8:48 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Essex streets.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:13 p.m. Monday on Market Street.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 6:27 p.m. Monday at 28 North Federal St.

A report of a larceny at 6:34 p.m. Monday at 69 Gardiner St.; at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday at Osmund Hotel at 89 Liberty St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday at 27 Buffum St.

Police log: 5-16-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:54 a.m. Friday on Lynnfield Street; at 12:04 a.m. Sunday at 782 Salem St. and 505 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:05 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods Market at 100 Market St.; at 5:42 p.m. Saturday on Brook Drive; at 2:25 a.m. Sunday at 771 Salem St. and 462 South Broadway; at 7:11 a.m. Monday on Condon Circle; at 6:58 p.m. Monday on Condon Circle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10 p.m. Friday at 12 Heritage Lane; at 2:04 p.m. Saturday at 5 Evans Road. A caller reported people in their backyard. Police reported it was a neighbor from Currie Circle and everything was OK; at 6:50 p.m. Sunday at Herb Chambers Cadillac at 395 North Broadway; at 9:39 p.m. Monday at 165 Lowell St.

Fire

A report of a fire at 6:55 p.m. Saturday at 70 Summer St. A caller reported a fire in the neighbor’s backyard.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:34 a.m. Tuesday at Rockcliff Road and Clifton Avenue.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:43 p.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue. A caller reported some strange activities around her house lately. A neighbor saw a strange man around the house a few days ago and confronted him. On Monday, she found that her dog had a piece of yarn wrapped around the collar and the yarn was from inside her house.

A man reported that a motorist threw a beer bottle at his car at 11:46 p.m. Monday on Girdler Road.


PEABODY

Arrests

Michael G. Belanger, 40, of 117 Tremont St., Apt. 3, was arrested on a warrant at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Jared Robert Cook, 23, of 3 Ray St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday.

Raymond F. Gallant, 28, of 5 Apple Road, Apt. 24, Beverly, was arrested on a warrant at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday.

James Jodoin, 29, of 53 Rockdale Ave., Lynn, was arrested on a warrant at 7:42 p.m. Sunday.

Robert Sawall, 31, of 12 Martin St., Apt. 2, Danvers, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, marked lanes violation and on warrants at 6:58 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:42 p.m. Sunday at 147 Summit St. and 0 Lynnfield St.; at 3:57 p.m. Sunday at 57 Garden Road; at 9:23 a.m. Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 162 Washington St.; at 11:59 a.m. Monday at 2 Sylvan St. and 225 Andover St.; at 5:10 p.m. Monday at Care One at Peabody Glen at 199 Andover St.; at 7:58 a.m. Tuesday at Bishop Fenwick School at 83 Margin St.; at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday at South Peabody Liquor Mart at 87 Lynnfield St.; at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday at Plum Tomatoes at 145 Summit St.; at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday at Capone’s Restaurant at 147 Summit St.

Assaults

A report of an assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday on Ray Street. A caller reported his son threatened his wife with a knife. Jared Robert Cook, 23, was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at 54 Prospect St. A caller reported two men yelling and screaming in the rear of the house; at 10:21 p.m. Sunday at 5 Warren St.; at 5:54 a.m. Monday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.; at 12:56 a.m. Tuesday at 13 Keys Drive.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:44 p.m. Monday on Howley Street. A caller reported a man and woman climbing through a window. Police reported the man had forgotten his keys inside the building; at 10:11 a.m. Tuesday at 87 Russell St. A caller reported that the resident informed her that there was an unknown person ringing the doorbell and trying to open the door. Police reported the person was a worker from Wellington Energy and they were hired by the city to change out the electrical meters; at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday on Dark Lane. Police received a complaint regarding people jumping behind the wall (school property), where it meets the white fence. They stay there for some time crouched down. Drinking was noticed. Then they jump back out and walk away. Police checked the area and there was no one on the property.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday on Foster Street. A 23-year-old woman was taken to Beverly Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:40 a.m. Monday at Sears/LP Office at 210S Andover St. The office manager reported her wallet was stolen from her office; at 11:25 a.m. Monday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St. A caller reported that her belongings were damaged and/or stolen. Police reported there was no issue.

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 6:04 p.m. Monday at 6 Allens Lane.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:01 p.m. Sunday at 24 Raylen Ave. A caller reported damage to her exterior garage door. An officer reported that an interior garage door jam had some damage, but that the door’s lock appeared to be intact; at 10:12 a.m. Monday at Mobil at 137 Newbury St. A caller reported a vehicle possibly damaged the fence.


REVERE

Arrests

Christian Jesus Soto, 27, of 6 Franklin St., Apt. 6B, Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, attaching plates to a motor vehicle and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 1:51 a.m. Monday.

Brendan Zamuto, 26, of 28 Newbury Ave., Methuen, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance at 12:12 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:41 a.m. Monday on Brown Circle; at 8:38 a.m. Monday at Luigi’s Pizzeria on Winthrop Avenue; at 5:03 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road; at 8:44 p.m. Monday on Copeland Circle; at 8:50 p.m. Monday at Four Points Sheraton on Squire Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:16 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:17 a.m. Monday at Wave and Dolphin avenues; at 3:30 a.m. Monday on Shirley Avenue; at 3:43 a.m. Monday at Li-Jo Apartments on Revere Beach Parkway; at 2:29 p.m. Monday at Oak Island Street and North Shore Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:06 a.m. Monday at Broadway Apartments on Broadway; at 2:34 p.m. Monday at Matthew Cooper Insurance on Broadway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:11 a.m. Monday on Essex Street; at 7:31 a.m. Monday at 127 Central St.; at 8:43 a.m. Monday at Cataldo Ambulance Service at 180 Walnut St.; at 9:56 a.m. Monday at McNaught Lane at 70 Main St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:42 p.m. Monday at 5 Biscayne Ave. A woman reported that two of the vehicles in her driveway were broken into the previous night; at 3:42 p.m. Monday at 6 Atherton St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 11:26 p.m. Monday at Burrill Street and Monument Avenue.

Laurence C. Erikson, 73

SAUGUSMr. Laurence C. Erickson, 73, of Saugus, formerly of Lynn, died peacefully on May 13 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann “Mae” (Russo) Erickson.

Born and raised in Lynn, Mr. Erickson spent the past 41 years living in Saugus. He was the son of the late Laurence and Margaret (Regan) Erickson. Laurence worked as an auto body mechanic and was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard. He was an avid sports fan who loved watching NASCAR and stock car racing, and above all, he especially enjoyed bowling and golfing.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Erickson leaves one step-son, Richard Murphy of Saugus; one sister, Barbara DiBona and her husband Erminio of Holbrook, one brother, Bruce Erickson and his wife Sharon of Saugus as well as many loving nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was predeceased by his step-son Michael Murphy.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Internment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. In lieu of flowers, donations in Laurence’s memory may be made to the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center @ Lahey Medical Center, One Essex Center Dr., Peabody, MA 01960. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com.

Eagle lands on Saugus agenda

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The Saugus Planning Board will discuss whether four properties near Route 1 should be rezoned at Thursday’s meeting.

The panel will make a recommendation on two proposed articles for Town Meeting, which resumes on Monday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Eagle Road residents are asking that their properties, currently zoned strictly for residential use, be rezoned for commercial use, said chairman Peter Rossetti. The proposal affects four properties on the road, which is located behind Barn Carwash and C & P Imports.

Rossetti said at least one of the four existing homes is vacant and has been for several years.

“A lot of people really don’t want to live that close to Route 1,” said Rossetti.

Young and old in concert in Nahant

The Planning Board will also discuss altering plans for a development on Winston Street. Eight years ago, the panel and Town Meeting approved a 10-unit condominium building to be built on the former Alco Food Products, Inc., site. Part of the agreement was for developers to include one affordable unit, Rossetti said.

But in almost a decade, the work has not been completed. Developers returned to the Planning Board earlier this year to request a change in the plan. Rather than constructing one 10-unit building, they want to build two duplexes and one triplex. None of the seven units would be lower priced.

Rossetti said the use wouldn’t qualify for the same zoning and Town Meeting members would need to take a vote. Prior to the May 22 meeting, the Planning Board needs to determine whether it will be considered a zoning article, which requires two-thirds of the vote, or whether it’s considered a modification of the original request eight years ago, which would require a majority vote.

The board’s recommendation will be given to the Finance Committee, which will make a recommendation before the start of the Town Meeting.


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

Police log: 5-16-2017

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

Arrests

Nina Burns, 23, of 38 Hanover St., was arrested on warrant charges of larceny and malicious wanton property defacement at 8:57 p.m. Sunday.

Isaac Fontanez, 28, of 171 Washington St., was arrested on a warrant at 11:59 a.m. Sunday.

Lorraine Matos, 42, of 23 Bennett St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery at 1:12 a.m. Monday.

Laura Ruggiero, 36, of 11 Lagrange Terrace, was arrested on warrant charges of forgery of a check, uttering a false check and larceny at 5:23 p.m. Sunday.

Juan Salas-Rosario, 37, of 12 Greenwood Place, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and marked lanes violation at 10:42 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:32 a.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.; at 1:02 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 4:04 p.m. Sunday on Central Square; at 8:32 p.m. Sunday at 265 Broadway; at 1:49 a.m. Monday at 122 Myrtle St.; at 5:41 a.m. Monday at Eastern and Melvin avenues; at 6:56 a.m. Monday at Bowler and Chestnut streets; at 7:28 a.m. Monday on Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:14 a.m. Monday at 46 Bloomfield St.; at 8:20 a.m. Monday at 46 Lewis St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:04 a.m. Monday at Chestnut and Union streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:48 p.m. Sunday at 30 Ridgeway St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:11 a.m. Monday at 35 Beach Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:24 p.m. Sunday at 15 Northside Ave.; at 4:03 p.m. Sunday at Imperial Buffet at 138 Boston St.; at 6 p.m. Sunday at Pride Kia at 793 Lynnway; at 7:55 p.m. Sunday at 27 Union St.; at 12:15 a.m. Monday at George’s Roast Beef at 124 Broad St.; at 12:38 a.m. Monday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 10:39 a.m. Monday at 24 Alice Ave.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:58 p.m. Sunday on Light Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:43 p.m. Sunday at Linden Market at 617 Summer St.

A report of a robbery at 12:53 a.m. Monday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:29 a.m. Monday at 22 Wilson St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:55 a.m. Sunday at 69 Park St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:02 a.m. Monday at 21 Spencer St.

Police log: 5-15-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:58 p.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue.

Complaints

A woman reported she could see a boat in Salem Harbor and that the jib was flipping in the wind at 5:10 p.m. Sunday. The harbormaster reported he was aware of the issue and was down there with the boat owner, and all they could do was wait for the wind to die down.


REVERE

Arrests

Joseph P. Capone, 37, of 19 Pleasant St., Apt. 1, Swampscott, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked or suspended license and on a warrant at 9:54 a.m. Friday.

Brian J. Fitzpatrick, 49, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway, Apt. 64, was arrested and charged with daytime breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor and malicious destruction of property at 7:14 p.m. Sunday.

Leslie Goodman, 60, of 181 Salem St., Apt. 8R, Boston, was arrested on a warrant at 10:06 p.m. Sunday.

James P. Mantia, 43, of 175 Rumney Road, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property at 10:20 p.m. Saturday.

Brandon Mason, 21, of 234 Newland St., Malden, was arrested and charged with disorderly person at 1:04 a.m. Sunday.

Nicholas J. Mason, 21, of 20 Holloway St., Malden, was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer at 1:04 a.m. Sunday.

Luis F. Sepulveda, 45, of 1009 Eastern Ave., Apt. 1FL, Malden, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage at 2:56 a.m. Sunday.

Iovani Yoc, 31, of 46 Clark St., Salem, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and improper turn at 5:25 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:23 a.m. Friday on North Shore Road; at 8:20 a.m. Friday at Beachmont School on Everard Street; at 9:20 a.m. Friday at Thrifty Car Rental on Lee Burbank Highway; at 11:54 a.m. Friday on Copeland Circle; at 1:42 p.m. Friday at Li-Jo Apartments on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:45 p.m. Friday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 4:41 p.m. Friday at Enterprise Rent A Car on Beach Street; at 5:42 p.m. Friday on Washington Street; at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Mountain Avenue and Essex Street. Charles S. Mandracchia, 27, of 31 Brittania Circle, Salem, was summoned for operating after a suspended license or right to operate; at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hertz on Lee Burbank Highway; at 4:44 p.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 2:25 a.m. Sunday on Washington Avenue; at 1:19 p.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at Dollar Tree on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:55 a.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street; at 8:31 a.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 10:59 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Ballfield/Parking Lot on Washington Avenue; at 4 p.m. Saturday at North Shore Road and Revere Street; at 8:08 a.m. Sunday on Revere Street; at 6:44 p.m. Sunday on Mill Street; at 8 p.m. Sunday at Market Basket on Squire Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Endicott Avenue.

A report of an assault at 8:57 a.m. Sunday on Vane Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:01 a.m. Saturday on Squire Road; at 9:13 p.m. Sunday on Centennial Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:28 a.m. Friday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 9:04 p.m. Friday at Wendy’s on Furlong Drive; at 10:51 p.m. Friday at Super Class Barber Shop on Shirley Avenue; at 12:16 a.m. Saturday on Bellingham Avenue; at 12:48 a.m. Saturday on Leverett Avenue; at 1:51 a.m. Saturday at Las Vegas Restaurant on Shirley Avenue; at 3:04 a.m. Saturday on Fenley Street; at 5:08 a.m. Saturday on Roughan Street; at 3:43 p.m. Saturday  at Squire Road and Charger Street; at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Hutchinson Street; at 6:27 p.m. Saturday at Broadway and Park Avenue; at 10:20 p.m. Saturday on Furlong Drive; at 10:46 p.m. Saturday on Mountain Avenue; at 11:05 p.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop on Furlong Drive; at 12:17 a.m. Sunday on Florence Avenue; at 12:41 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 1:04 a.m. Sunday at Squire Lounge on Squire Road; at 1:26 p.m. Sunday at Rumney Marsh Middle School on American Legion Highway; at 4:45 p.m. Sunday on Park Avenue; at 6:58 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 11:24 p.m. Sunday at West Revere Health Center on Salem Street.

A report of shots fired at 6:18 a.m. Saturday on Hichborn Street.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 10:02 a.m. Friday at Hertz Corporation on Squire Road.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:44 p.m. Friday on Agatha Street; at 1:40 p.m. Friday on Furness Street. Brian J. Oregan, 41, of 5 Emerald Road, Nahant, was summoned for larceny; at 8:50 p.m. Friday on Dawes Street; at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at Flaming Grill Buffet on Furlong Drive; at 2:28 a.m. Sunday on Roughan Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:44 a.m. Friday at Revere Housing on Nahant Avenue; at 11:35 a.m. Saturday at Class Barber Shop on Shirley Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Paul A. Votano II, of 73 Lewis St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested on a warrant at 12:42 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:56 a.m. Friday at Walnut Street and Indian Rock Drive; at 2:57 p.m. Friday at Central and Walnut streets; at 11:52 a.m. Saturday at Walgreens at 1228 Broadway; at 1:43 p.m. Saturday at 104 Main St. and 6 Vine St.; at 10:23 a.m. Sunday on Walnut Street; at 3:52 p.m. Sunday at 5 Broadway; at 4:56 p.m. Sunday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway; at 5:11 a.m. Monday on Essex Street; at 7:31 a.m. Monday at 127 Central St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:50 a.m. Friday at Target at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 2:06 p.m. Saturday at Gianna Drive and Walnut Street; at 2:39 p.m. Saturday at Burger King at 1449 Broadway. A six-car accident was reported.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:44 p.m. Saturday at Roller World at 425 Broadway; at 2:21 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 1539 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:09 p.m. Friday on Walden Pond Avenue. A caller reported two men were walking around the area with bolt cutters and hard hats, and it didn’t appear that any work was being done nearby. Police were unable to find the men

A report of a disturbance at 4:58 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Elementary School at 25 Hurd Ave. A caller reported a group of youths lighting fireworks near the playground. Police were unable to locate any fireworks; at 8:27 p.m. Friday at 14 Riverside Court. A caller reported someone banging on her door and was afraid to go see who it may be; at 12:07 a.m. Saturday at 2 Pearl Road; at 11:49 a.m. Saturday at Marshalls at 655 Broadway. A caller reported an older man in a car got extremely close to her and revved his engine while she was crossing the lot; at 5:33 p.m. Saturday at Roller World at 425 Broadway; at 12:19 a.m. Sunday on Greenwood Avenue. A caller reported three men were punching a car and slamming on the doors.

A report of a suspicious person at 11:48 a.m. Saturday near Lynnhurst School on Walnut Street. A caller reported an elderly person trying to get into people’s vehicles and yelling loudly.

A report of property damage at 7:32 p.m. Sunday at 6 Lily Pond Ave. A caller reported there were some empty beer bottles thrown on his front lawn sometime during the overnight hours. He reported a small crack in the windshield of his taxi cab, which was parked in his driveway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:46 a.m. Sunday at Cliftondale Liquors at 7 Essex St. A caller reported a man grabbed two to three bottles from the store and ran out.

Police log: 5-15-2017

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

Daniel Caron, 27, of 6 Beach Ave., Swampscott, was arrested on warrant charges of six counts of destruction of property, Class A drug possession Class B drug possession, and disturbing the peace at 4:43 p.m. Saturday.

 

Derrick Hall, 51, was arrested on warrant charges of trespassing and carrying a dangerous weapon at 1:03 p.m. Friday.

 

John Sindoni, 55, of 52 Burrill Ave., was arrested and charged with nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, Class C drug possession, and Class E drug possession at 3:02 a.m. Sunday.

 

Scott Solesky, 35, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with two counts of moped violation, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, violation of the city knife ordinance, carrying a dangerous weapon and on warrants at 4:40 p.m. Saturday.

 

Eliud Vega, 35, of 68 Collins St., was arrested and charged with destruction of property and on a warrant charge of threat to commit a crime at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

 

Tina White, 51, of 124 Central Ave., was arrested and charged with larceny at 6:25 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:42 a.m. Friday at 855 Lynnfield St.; at 11:54 a.m. Friday at 697 Lynnfield St.; at 7:07 p.m. Friday at Lynnway and Newhall Street; at 7:34 p.m. Friday at 28 Linwood Road; at 1:10 a.m. Saturday at 53 Breed St.; at 9:25 a.m. Saturday at 53 Commercial St.; at 1:12 p.m. Saturday at Stanwood Street and Western Avenue; at 2:19 p.m. Saturday at 10 Munroe St.; at 11:36 p.m. Saturday at 35 Graves Ave.; at 6:52 a.m. Sunday at AL Prime Energy at 969 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:11 p.m. Friday at 379 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:24 a.m. Sunday at 679 Western Ave.; at 8:26 a.m. Sunday at Lafayette Park and Lewis Street.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 2 p.m. Friday on O’Callaghan Way; at 2:08 a.m. Saturday on Lloyd Street; at 3:32 p.m. Saturday on Summer Street.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:09 p.m. Friday on Lynnfield Street.

A report of an assault at 10:40 p.m. Saturday on Summer Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:03 a.m. Friday at 41 Carolyn Road; at 2:32 p.m. Friday at Summer and Walden streets.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:14 p.m. Friday on Magnolia Avenue; at 4:22 p.m. Friday at Mobil Gas Station at 512 Chestnut St.; at 4:22 p.m. Friday at 11 Albany St.; at 6:29 p.m. Friday at Eastern Bank at 156 Boston St.; at 7:34 p.m. Friday at 39 Wardwell St.; at 8:04 p.m. Friday at Commercial and Summer streets; at 11:21 p.m. Friday at Brookvale and Tacoma streets; at 3:52 a.m. Saturday at 94 Alley St.; at 9:43 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church at 8 South Common St.; at 7:14 p.m. Saturday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 8:04 p.m. Saturday at 44 Park St.; at 9:05 p.m. Saturday at 555 Summer St.; at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at 109 Walnut St.; at 9:52 p.m. Saturday at 16 High Rock St.; at 11:55 p.m. Saturday on Mt Vernon Street; at 7:18 a.m. Sunday at 63 Lynnway; at 8:43 a.m. Sunday at 63 Lynnway.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:49 p.m. Saturday on Marianna Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:45 p.m. Friday at 38 Market St.; at 3:51 p.m. Friday at 61 North Common St.; at 1:21 p.m. Saturday at 209 Fayette St.; at 2:49 p.m. Saturday at 20 East Highland St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:50 p.m. Friday at 44 Estes St.

A report of a robbery at 12:17 p.m. Saturday at Mall and North Common streets.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:17 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at 133 Broadway; at 6:35 p.m. Saturday at 165 Broad St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:53 a.m. Sunday at 69 Park St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:14 a.m. Friday at Atlantic Avenue and Garden Road; at 9:37 a.m. Friday at Lafayette and Maple streets; at 4:16 p.m. Friday on Lafayette Street. One driver was complaining of cardiac issues; at 11:31 a.m. Saturday on Garden Road.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:11 p.m. Saturday on Ocean Avenue. Someone broke into the Rockmore down at Riverhead.

 

Complaints

A caller reported cars didn’t stop for her and her son as they were trying to use the crosswalk at 3:18 p.m. Friday at Green Street and Powder House Court. She said one driver seemed to be with a florist making a delivery and the other driver was an older person. She thought that maybe there could be a newspaper article letting people know that now with the warmer weather, there will be pedestrians and bikes looking to cross in the area.

A caller reported that he got into his car at Starbucks, drove home and found that there was a man in the backseat of his car at 9:04 a.m. Saturday on Pleasant Street. He said the man was clearly intoxicated. The man got out of his car and went down Jersey, taking a left on Sewall Street. Police reported that the man in question claimed that he was trying to get off in Lynn, but got off at the wrong stop, and told officers he was asking people for directions on how to get back. Police showed him the bus stop and charges were to follow.

A caller reported that his sister was told by a neighbor that there was a man walking around the area asking people for rides to Boston Street in Lynn at 2:56 p.m. Saturday on Evans Road Extension. Additional people reported seeing the man. One woman said she was sitting in her truck when the man waked around the block three times, and came close to her truck on the third pass. He jumped back when he saw her dog in the truck. A caller reported the man was at her house asking for a ride, and stated he had been drinking. Police eventually found the man.

A caller reported there was a man on the trail in back of the tennis courts who appeared to be sleeping in a hammock at 4:22 p.m. Saturday on Wyman Road. Police checked, but couldn’t anything.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Terry A. Gleason, 22, of 50 Warren St., Apt. 312V, was arrested on a warrant at 3:24 p.m. Friday.

 

Terrance P. Jacobsen, 36, of 9 Linden St., Salem, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and Class B drug possession at 6:04 p.m. Saturday.

 

Jean Tobin, 50, of 46 Peabody St., Apt. 1-1, Salem, was arrested on warrants at 2:19 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:44 p.m. Friday at Carroll School at 60 Northend St.; at 4:53 p.m. Friday at 268 Lowell St.; at 5:26 p.m. Friday at Plum Tomatoes at 145 Summit St.; at 5:35 p.m. Friday at 79 Lowell St. and 2 Sawyer St.; at 9:06 p.m. Friday on Tumelty Road; at 8:37 a.m. Saturday at Party City at 300 Andover St.; at 11:31 a.m. Saturday at 309 Lowell St. and 2 Northshore Road; at 1:53 p.m. Saturday at 0 Lynnfield St. and 147 Summit St. A two-car accident with airbag deployment was reported. A 61-year-old man received a criminal application for operating after suspension. Both vehicles were towed; at 2:43 p.m. Saturday at 148 Lowell St. and 2 Southwick Road; at 5 a.m. Sunday at 72 County St. A car into a pole was reported; at 12:03 p.m. Sunday at Chandler’s Ice Cream at 86 Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:36 p.m. Saturday at Trader Joe’s at 300 Andover St.; at 10:39 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Place Plaza at 300 Andover St.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:52 p.m. Saturday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St. Taken from the backseat of a vehicle was a bag with a gold bracelet, valued at $310. There was no damage to the vehicle.

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:41 p.m. Friday at Bagel World Bakery & Deli at 10 Sylvan St. A caller reported a man in his 20s with short brown hair driving a black sedan pulled up next to performed a lewd act. Danvers Police were notified; at 8:50 p.m. Friday at 443 Lowell St. A caller reported four teenagers running through yards; at 2:28 p.m. Saturday at 6 Selwyn Road. A caller reported an elderly woman crawling up the stairs across the street, and thought she may be confused. Police reported the woman’s daughter picked her up; at 3:31 p.m. Saturday at Bank of America ATM at 150 Main St. A caller reported a man and woman acting suspicious in the back of Bank of America because they had a laptop and wires hanging out of a machine. Police reported the man was charging his tablet in the vestibule.
Mall Security reported a girl was touched inappropriately at 4:06 p.m. Saturday at Northshore Mall Security at 210 Andover St. Police reported the two 14-year-olds were on a first date and the boy had put his arm around her, and made her feel uncomfortable. Police spoke with both parents and informed them of the situation.

A report of a disturbance at 4:34 p.m. Saturday at 64 Foster St.; at 5:47 p.m. Saturday at Omega Pizza at 100 Lynn St. A caller reported a customer threw food at him. A female reportedly threw food in the face of an employee and left in a blue Volvo. Police reported the people involved came back to the store and apologized for the incident; at 6:04 p.m. Saturday at 116 Foster St.; at 10:43 p.m. Saturday at 15 Summer St.; at 10:49 p.m. Saturday at Carraba’s Restaurant at 1A Newbury St. The manager of the building reported an employee threatened another employee with a knife. An officer reported there was no knife involved and it was a mutual disagreement; at 1:26 a.m. Sunday at 6 Park St.; at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at Tannery Apartments at 50 Warren St.; at 3:29 a.m. Sunday at 0 Tremont Place and 26 Tremont St.

The store manager reported three juveniles jumping on the roof while one friend was ordering food at 12:04 a.m. Sunday at Pete’s A Place at 19A Central St. Police reported there was no damage done and no missing property.

A report of gunshots at 12:59 a.m. Sunday at 5 Fulton St. An off-duty officer reported shots fired and found shell casings. A black car, possibly an Impala, is the suspected vehicle, but police were unsure of the target. There was a possible entry point of a bullet on the side of the home, and police reported that 6 Fulton St. was also hit by bullets.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:52 p.m. Saturday on Paleologos Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:31 p.m. Friday at Macy’s at 210M Andover St. A caller reported someone continually comes in to steal fitbits.

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 7:35 a.m. Sunday at 4 Fenton St.

 

Vandalism

Vandalism to a motor vehicle was reported at 11:50 a.m. Saturday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane.

A report of vandalism at 3:59 p.m. Saturday at 44 Holten St. A caller reported a BB was found in his window and cracked it.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:15 a.m. Friday at Bertram House at 565 Humphrey St.; at 11:58 p.m. Friday at 484 Humphrey St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:09 p.m. Friday at CVS at 413 Paradise Road.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:53 a.m. Friday at 481 Humphrey St.

 

Friends who walk together, talk together

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Ann Tringale, left, and Sandy Sturrock walk down Summer Street in Saugus.

By MICHAEL CONWAY

SAUGUS — Imagine another morning several miles inland from the Atlantic Coast, but they lace up their shoes just the same. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…  their rubber soles hit the pavement. However, these are not letter carriers adhering to the unofficial United States Postal Service creed, but a pair of Saugus seniors who’ve walked together through town nearing four decades. They’ve chatted the entirety, and have reaped the many benefits.

Meet Saugonians, Ann Tringale, 77, and Sandy Sturrock, 74, longtime friends, neighbors, and walking partners since the early 1970s. “But we don’t go out if it’s icy,” says Sturrock, for fear of injury.

Otherwise, four days a week at 9 a.m., they meet near Stackpole Field close to their homes. Unless sidetracked by a baby in carriage, or to snoop out a new house in the neighborhood, over the next 40 minutes, they’ll trek two-and-a-half miles through a section of town. First across Appleton and Summer streets, then they head west on Main to Newhall Avenue. At the Saugus Commons loop they reach the halfway point, and head back. At a pace just shy of power-walking, they’ve marched into healthier bodies and minds.  

“I think walking is good, it gives me that good feeling,” says Tringale. “I feel energized … it gives me that spark.” She said their routine offers structure, and that structure is one of the best things in life. She also prefers being out in the fresh air versus a gym.

Sturrock reports many physical benefits. During a physical in January, she was given good news by her doctor. She has both good circulation and a good heart.

“My doctor told me to keep on walking,” she said. Additionally, she claims their routine has been good for stress relief. Last year, when her husband had to go into a nursing home, she found it a depressing time; “a terrible thing… a real downer.”

Still, she said the chats with Tringale have proved invaluable. “I’ve leaned on her more than once. I can tell her just about anything,” Sturrock said of her friend.   

Mother says daughters punished for hairstyles

Of course, medical professionals agree with the benefits of walking. Informed of the ladies and their habitual routine, one Massachusetts General Hospital neurologist weighed in. “Studies show that exercise and socializing are some of the best things for a healthy brain,” said Marie Pasinski, M.D., Harvard Medical School faculty member, and author of “Beautiful Brain Beautiful You.”

Pasinski also said, “Exercise makes the brain more resilient to diseases like dementia, and decreases the risks of other neurodegenerative disorders.”

If not by name, Tringale and Sturrock are easily remembered as they walk and talk through town at an inspiring pace. Sturrock also reports being stopped by both fellow Saugonians, and total strangers when out and about. “They say things like, ‘We see you all the time.’ or, ‘Good for you.’” One bold person joked, “‘Your mouths are always going,’” Sturrock said.  

So, what do they chat about?

“We are never at a loss for words. We talk about everything,” said Sturrock. Tringale offers a different slant. “I’ll put it this way: She’s my shrink, and I’m hers,” she said.   

Over the last many decades, they’ve been part of Saugus’ mid-morning scene, and have wedged out for themselves a bit of notoriety, if not a slither of fame. But, more importantly, they have enjoyed good health and companionship.

“It’s such a simple thing, just put one foot in front of the other,” Sturrock said.

“You don’t even know you’re walking,” Tringale said.

Police log: 5-13-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Aaron Bellamy, 26,  was arrested and charged with possessing a Class A substance on Thursday at 6:31 p.m.

Jesse Cerasuolo, 25, of 37 Damon Ave., Nashua, N.H. was arrested and charged with possessing a Class A substance on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Robert Ferguson was arrested on a warrant charge for shoplifting and operating a motor vehicle with a suspend license on Friday at 11:38 a.m.

Nigel Pierre, 24, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering at nighttime at 8:07 a.m. on Friday.

Juan Rivera of 100 Johnson St. was arrested and charged with assault and battery on Thursday at 6:28 p.m.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Park Street and Western Avenue; at 4:38 p.m. Thursday at Casco Road and Lynnfield Street 300; at 302 Euclid Ave at 8:04 a.m. Friday; At 8:52 a.m. and 8:53 a.m. at 695 Lynnfield St.; Friday at 9:28 a.m. at Boston and Marion streets.

Police log: 5-12-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

On Thursday at 6:13 p.m., multiple burglar alarms went off at the library reported by the alarm company. Woman also called from library and said she was in the vestibule when they went off. She had not heard the closing announcement. Police found front door secure.

Report of a car broken into on Thursday at 7:54 p.m. Caller reported wallet stolen and his credit card was used multiple times that day.

Caller reported a man got out of his car on Friday at 12:12 a.m. and appears to be stumbling on his feet and may be intoxicated. Police arrived and offered to give man a ride to State Street.

Woman walked into the police station on on Friday at 6:53 a.m. to report her 15-year-old daughter is missing. The family discovered an open window last night that was supposed to be closed. Mother reportedly got into argument with her daughter and girl said she did not want to live in the house anymore. Daughter was described as 5-foot-2-inches tall with brown hair, blue eyes and about 100 pounds. Juvenile was located in Winchester.


LYNNFIELD

Motor Vehicle Accidents

On Monday, May 8 at 3:33 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident with property damage on North Broadway. At 8:54 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, there was a report of a larceny on Main Street. At 10:14 a.m., there was a motor vehicle complaint on South Broadway.


SAUGUS

Deer Strike

A caller reported his vehicle struck a deer on Thursday at 4:56 a.m. near the reservoir on Walnut Street. The driver was not injured but there was slight damage to the truck. The deer appeared to be dead.

Gunfire at Mall

Square One Mall security reported someone shot out the windows to Best Buy and the Wow Gym on Thursday at 2:58 p.m. Officer dispatched, no suspects found.

North Shore gets money for road repairs

By GAYLA CAWLEY

Several North Shore communities were among the state’s towns and cities allocated Chapter 90 funding for local road repairs and resurfacing for FY18, according to an announcement from state legislators.

“Chapter 90’s annual allocation of state funds allow municipalities to continue to invest in local roads and bridges,” state Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) said in a statement. “This continued investment into infrastructure helps improve the quality of life for citizens.”

Lynn received more than $1.5 million in Chapter 90 funding. Other communities also receiving Chapter 90 funding include Saugus with $642,035, Marblehead with $455,615, Lynnfield with $417,697, Swampscott with $295,854, and Nahant with $92,135.

Gino Cresta, Swampscott department of public works director and assistant town administrator, said Town Meeting members will also be asked to approve $200,000 in non-Chapter 90 road repair funding on Monday, for the town’s road service management system.

Cresta said the Chapter 90 and non-Chapter 90 funding will go strictly toward paving streets, including Sampson Avenue, Eureka Avenue, Fairview Avenue, Pleasant Street, Greenwood Avenue, Bay View Avenue, Cedar Hill Terrace, Sunset Drive, and Lawrence Terrace.

Getting the lead out in Malden

“It’s important to our communities that we are able to provide this helpful funding just as the road construction heats up,” state Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead) said in a statement. “Nobody likes potholes, so it’s good for everyone for road work to get underway.”

State Rep. Daniel Cahill (D-Lynn) said in a statement “we worked tirelessly as a delegation to ensure the city of Lynn received more funding this year than last, because without this money, the city would not be able to pave or repair any of our roads or sidewalks.”

“I’m very pleased that the state continues to provide these much-needed funds for our local transportation infrastructure,” state Rep. Brendan Crighton said in a statement. “This investment will help people safely get to where they need to go, while at the same time benefitting our local economy.”

State Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) said in a statement she was “particularly pleased at the funding Saugus will receive for its roads, and I’m sure the town will direct these funds in needed areas.”


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

Police log: 5-12-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

James Adams, of 8 Elizabeth St., Mattapan, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny from person and kidnapping at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday.

Vincent Gennari, of 4 Hanson St., Salem, was arrested on warrant charges of daytime breaking and entering for a felony, assault and battery and larceny at 10:11 a.m. Thursday.

Juan Luna-Percel, 36, of 7 Liberty Square, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession with intent to distribute, Class B drug possession with intent to distribute and disorderly conduct at 12:38 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern Avenue and Timson Street; at 5:57 p.m. Wednesday at 10 Farrar St.; at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday at Hanover and Johnson streets; at 7:16 a.m. Thursday at 90 High Rock St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday on Moulton Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at 796 Western Ave.; at 6:16 a.m. Thursday at 15 Salem St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday at 126 Union St.; at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday at 42 Raddin Grove Ave.; at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday at 65 Centre St.; at 10:49 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern Avenue and Upham Road; at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday at 60 Boston St.; at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at 12 Michigan Ave.; at 6:54 a.m. Thursday at 27 Sagamore St.; at 10:31 a.m. Thursday at 1 George St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday on Central Square.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday at 126 Union St.; at 7:51 p.m. Wednesday at 128 Union St.; at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Washington St.; at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday at 126 Union St.

A report of a robbery at 3:34 a.m. Thursday at 7 Liberty Square.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday at 32 Hamilton Ave.

Police log: 5-11-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:11 p.m. Wednesday on West Shore Drive.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:16 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported he was working on the floats at Devereux Beach and stated there was a gray car tucked into the floats and felt they were doing drugs.

A report of a disturbance at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday on West Shore Drive.

A report of a neighbor dispute at 3:54 p.m. Wednesday on Prospect Street. A caller reported there was a device on his neighbor’s property that sets off a sound that is meant to keep animals away from the house. He stated the noise is loud and it hurts everyone’s ears as they walk by. He stated that he stepped onto her property to turn the machine off and was met by the woman “who yelled and screamed at him and became hostile.” She proceeded to turn the device back on. He also stated that the woman at one point “began to come towards me and throw what looked like a towel.”


PEABODY

Arrests

Geso Maia Dasilva, 38, of 8 Beverly Commons, Apt. 9, Beverly, was arrested and charged with failure to display owner’s name and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 12:57 p.m. Thursday.

Davary Xavier Jones, 20, of 76 Franklin St., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled with injury and on a warrant at 11:03 a.m. Thursday.

Daniel Theodhori, 18, of 22 Redberry Lane, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and obstructed/nontransparent window at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday.

Kristi Theodhori, 21, of 22 Redberry Lane, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on a warrant at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Sunoco at 1 Lynn St.; at 3:14 p.m. Wednesday at 84 Lynnfield St. and 74 County St.; at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday at Meineke Auto Care Center at 241 Newbury St.; at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday at 401 Lowell St. and 1 Meadowview Road; at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday at 564 Lowell St.; at 9:54 a.m. Thursday at 7 Summit St. and 33 Centennial Drive. A truck hit a pole.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday at 232 Washington St.; at 7:28 a.m. Thursday at Holiday Inn at 1 Newbury St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle at 11:06 am. Thursday at 2 Sawyer St. and 79 Lowell St. One person was taken to Lahey Hospital; at 12:26 p.m. Thursday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday at 75 Central St. An officer was flagged down by a person who reported a group on the side of the building possibly had a knife. Police reported the group was watching their children at the playground and there were no weapons present; at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday at 47 Shore Drive. A caller reported a man pulling on car door handles.

A report of harassment at 7:46 p.m. Wednesday at 4 Longwood Ave. A caller reported that the previous homeowner has been driving by his house and banging on his door.

A report of a disturbance at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday at 14 Bourbon St.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 11:03 a.m. Thursday at 0 Central St. and 2 Main St. A black man reportedly knocked down and robbed an elderly man, and then ran from Main towards Central Street. Davary Xavier Jones, 20, was arrested.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:40 a.m. Thursday at 9A Rockdale Park. A vehicle had the air let out of its tires and all four brake lines were cut; at 9:01 a.m. Thursday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.


REVERE

Arrests

Itamar Batista Figueredo, 34, of 30 Augustus St., was arrested and charged with arson of a dwelling house at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:27 a.m. Wednesday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday on Sewall Street; at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday at Washington Avenue and Marble Street; at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at New Deal Social Club on Shirley Avenue. Rolando Antonio Verde, 37, of 123 Franklin St., Apt. 3, Chelsea, was summoned for operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked registration.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday on Winthrop Avenue; at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday at Domino’s Pizza on Broadway; at 8:09 p.m. Wednesday on Goodwin Avenue; at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday on Central Avenue.

Fire

A report of an arson at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday  on Augustus Street. Itamar Batista Figueredo, 34, was arrested for arson.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday on Beach Street; at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday on East Mountain Avenue; at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday at Dollar Tree on Squire Road; at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday on Stone Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday on Larkin Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday at Ellis and Central streets; at 4:56 a.m. Thursday on Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at 1 Hayden Road. A caller reported there was a suspicious vehicle parked outside his home with a smashed out window and running engine, but the vehicle appeared to be unoccupied. Police reported the vehicle was shut off, but they were unable to make contact with the registered owner.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road; at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at Essex Street and Mall Access Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday at 172 Norfolk Ave.

SAUGUS George O. Gregson, Esq., 81, died on May 8 at his home in Saugus surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Linda (Tillotson) Gregson.

Born and raised in Saugus, he was the son of the late George and Mabel (Sackrison) Gregson. A U.S. Army Korean War veteran, following his military service he attended Boston University and Boston University Law School graduating in 1961. Atty. Gregson served as the town manager in Saugus, 1977-1978. He was also affiliated with many associations; the Saugus Lions Club for over 40 years, Town of Saugus Finance Committee, past Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Saugusbank, member of the Essex and Lynn Bar Assoc.

In addition to his wife, George was the beloved father of five children; Jessica Schembri of Saugus, James Gregson and his wife Kimberly of Saugus, Kevin Gregson of Beverly, Lisa Gregson of Beverly, Kris Mazza and her husband Dave of Maine; cherished grandfather of eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; dear brother of Harold Gregson and his wife Saundra of Arkansas, the late Robert and Richard Gregson, and the late Nancy Lamb. He is also survived by sister-in-law Doris Gregson of Arizona.

Service information: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of George to support Dr. Mary-Ellen Taplin’s prostate cancer research: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Friday 4-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. For directions & condolencesBisbee-Porcella.com.

Saugus promotes new vision for schools

By THOR JOURGENSEN

SAUGUS — Town officials are organizing a June election in which residents will be asked “to support and invest” in a sweeping local school reorganization featuring a middle-high school district-wide facility.  

The plan, tentatively discussed to date with town educators and parents, proposes several significant changes. A grade 6-12 middle-high school is at the center of the plan.  Belmonte Middle School would be established as an “upper elementary school” for grades 3, 4 and 5, and Veterans Memorial Elementary School would become a “lower elementary school” for pre-kindergarten to grade 2.

“This is a real opportunity for the Town of Saugus to meet the goals of its educational plan,” said Town Manager Scott Crabtree. “Challenging our students to reach their full potential necessitates that our schools have the resources and facilities to meet the academic needs of all students and prepare them for success should they pursue higher education or compete in today’s workforce.”  

The proposed middle-high school complex will total 270,000 total square feet including a 12,000 square-foot gymnasium and capacity for 1,360 students in grades 6-12. There will be state-of-the-art science labs and technology classrooms, fine and performing arts classrooms and a 750-seat auditorium.

In addition, the proposal includes a new sports complex and outdoor track, walking paths, outdoor classrooms, and student gardens. Veterans Memorial Elementary School and Belmonte Middle School will also receive construction updates.

A town statement outlining the proposed school changes emphasized their potential to move the Saugus public school system’s status under state education rankings from from a Level 3 to a Level 1 school district.

Profiles in courage

The statement says the proposed reconfiguration is also intended to provide fair and equal access to all students enabling them to reach their highest potential and to continue to prioritize education.

The proposal’s school building improvements are also intended to maintain accreditation with New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and address address health and safety issues including identified deficiencies in fire protection, sprinkler systems, and disability access compliance.

“Providing our students and staff with resources and facilities that achieves the vision of our Town’s educational plan is critical,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. David DeRuosi. “This solution will facilitate a shift from teacher-centered to student-centered instruction, and an emphasis on the critical thinking, communication and technology skills needed to enhance 21st century skills our students need to be successful.”

The proposal’s additional elements include new science labs that meet state educational and safety standards. Building designs include work spaces for student collaboration and project-based learning in all subject areas; and shared instructional resources and opportunities for increased teacher collaboration.  

The town statement lists no specific June date for bringing the proposal before voters.

“This middle-high school district-wide solution is critical for the residents of Saugus because it will enhance our children’s education and change the way education is valued and delivered in the community,” said Jeanette Meredith, School Committee chairwoman and Saugus High School Project Building Committee.

Police log: 5-11-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Mark Dipaolo, 25, of 112 S Hampton St., Boston, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and on a warrant charge of trespassing at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Jose Rodriguez, of 153 Intervale Road, Dorchester, was arrested on a warrant charge of witness intimidation at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Jose Sanchez, 33, of 44 Rockingham St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and possession of a knife with a blade over 2 ½ inches at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday.

Roy Seawright, 27, of 11 Courtney St. Fall River, was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday.

Resean Smith, 30, of 177 Essex St., was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm weapon, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and on warrant charges of unlawful improper storage of a firearm, receiving a firearm with a defaced number, carrying a loaded firearm weapon, daytime breaking and entering for a felony, attempt to commit a crime, assault and battery, and assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday at Sagamore and Washington streets; at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at 45 Boston St.; at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday at Parkland Avenue and Richardson Road; at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday at 732 Western Ave.; at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday at Commercial and South Common streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday at 45 Boston St.; at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Ford St.; at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Shepard St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday on Munroe Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday at 50 South Common St.; at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Story Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at 111 Washington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:09 p.m. Tuesday at Baltimore and Nahant streets; at 7:23 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Linwood St.; at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday at 41 Light St.; at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday at 50 South Common St.; at 8:48 a.m. Wednesday at 27 Beyer Place; at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday at Ernie’s Harvest Time at 597 Essex St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday at 36 Farrar St.; at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday on Bay View Avenue; at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday at 68 Exchange St.; at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday at 135 Ocean St.; at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday at 88 Oakwood Ave.; at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at 88 Green St.; at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday at 13 Essex St.; at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday at 15 Franklin St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday at 58 Maple St.; at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday at 9 Milton St.

Police log: 5-10-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday on Rolleston Road. A caller reported she was the friend of the owner, and was just shown a circle that was etched into the glass, as if someone tried to cut it with a glass cutter.


PEABODY

Arrests

Kimberly M. Carrasquillo, 26, of 114 Blaisdell St., Apt. 1, Haverhill, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 3:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Destiny Love Herrera, 18, of 77 Oak St. Lawrence, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant at 3:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday at Route 128 South and 208 Andover St.; at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday at 101 Main St. and 2 Washington St.; at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday at 550 Lowell St. and 232 Newbury St.

Complaints

A caller reported an elderly man hitchhiking at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at 76 Lake St.

A report of suspicious activity at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St. A caller reported there was a man looking into vehicles and approaching women

A caller reported his neighbor was destroying things on his property at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Larrabee Terrace.

A homeowner reported the contractors that are building a house next to his keep knocking down his fence and leaving trash in his yard at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Buford Road

A report of a disturbance at 11:54 p.m. Tuesday on Sherman Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday at Mini of Peabody at 209 Andover St. The manager of the dealership reported a sign and memory card were missing from the property; at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Omni Care at 2 Technology Drive. Security reported an employee admitted to stealing some prescription drugs.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday at Nordstrom at 210N Andover St. Taken from a vehicle was a purse and work computer.


REVERE

Arrests

Fatima Ouakrim, 20, of 92 Proctor Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 6:39 a.m. Tuesday.

Zachary Roldan, 22, of 170 Bellingham Ave., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and Class D drug possession with intent to distribute at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris M. Silva, 25, of 37 Davis St., was arrested and charged with motor vehicle operator refuses to identify self, disorderly conduct and crosswalk violation at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday.

Dominic I. Vega, 19, of 102 Blossom St., Chelsea, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, racing a motor vehicle, wanton destruction of property and leaving an accident scene after property damage at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:15 a.m. Monday at Wonderland Auto on North Shore Road; at 6:34 a.m. Monday at Broadway and Revere Street; at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Ward Street and Broadway; at 7:02 a.m. Tuesday at Endicott and Crest avenues; at 11:29 a.m. Tuesday on Lynn Marsh Road; at 7:31 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday pon Copeland Circle; at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday on Carey Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:49 p.m. Monday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street; at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday at Endicott and Bellingham avenues.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:13 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:25 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at East Boston Savings Bank on Broadway; at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday at Gasco Oil on Broadway; at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street; at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Chamberlain Avenue.

A report of indecent exposure at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday on Arcadia Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 2:26 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Avenue and Carmen Lane.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:03 p.m. Monday at Revere High School on School Street; at 7:36 p.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:04 p.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue; at 6:13 p.m. Monday on Winthrop Avenue; at 6:34 p.m. Monday on Douglas Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:26 p.m. Monday at 104 Main St. and 6 Vine St. A motor vehicle collision was reported, but police said the call was unfounded.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Glen Golf Course at 60 Water St. A caller reported a vehicle struck a boulder; at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday at York Ford at 1481 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday at 141 Central St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:27 a.m. Monday at 16 Jackson St. A caller reported an unknown person in her breeze way. A man asked her to call 911, due to four men trying to jump him carrying a knife; at 7:43 a.m. Monday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway. A woman from the motel reported a man came to the front desk claiming his motor vehicle was broken into, and a cellphone was stolen; at 1:49 p.m. Monday at 67 Bow St. A caller reported a man looking into her yard and home. When she came out of the house and confronted him, he ran down the street.

A report of a disturbance at 1:18 p.m. Monday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway; at 4:57 p.m. Monday at Lena’s Sandwich Shop at 496 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a six men fighting, with a baseball bat shown.

A report of a suspicious person at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday at Melrose Fish and Game Club on Cheever Avenue. Melrose Police reported a man walking down the street with a dead turkey and crossbow.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:01 p.m. Monday at Macy’s/Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. An employee as detained for about $800 in gift card fraud.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday at 41 Newhall Ave. A caller reported someone broke the windshield to her motor vehicle.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road.

Police log: 5-10-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Derek Beaulieu, of 22 Range Heights Circle, was arrested on warrant charges of nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, disturbing the peace and Class C drug possession at 4:21 p.m. Monday.

Michael Bradley, 41, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and on warrants at 10:50 am. Tuesday.

Timothy Brown, 23, of 44 O’Callaghan Way, was arrested on a warrant at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday.

Alvin Carter, 37, of 84 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 7:16 p.m. Monday.

Rolando Nolasco, 25, of 5 Moulton St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Michael Peluso, 41, of 46 Michigan Ave., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and malicious wanton property defacement at 7:54 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:16 p.m. Monday at 435 Lynnway; at 3:38 p.m. Monday at 1 City Hall Square; at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Brimblecom Street and Western Avenue; at 6:29 p.m. Monday at 540 Chestnut St.; at 8:01 p.m. Monday at Cowdrey Avenue and Lynnfield Street; at 8:34 a.m. Tuesday on Tremont Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:17 p.m. Monday at 61 Lawton Ave.; at 10:43 p.m. Monday at Broad and Dexter streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:17 a.m. Monday at 108 Chatham St.; at 4:53 a.m. Tuesday at 40 Judge Road.

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:58 p.m. Monday at 524 Lynnfield St.; at 12:36 a.m. Tuesday at 40 Dexter St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:51 p.m. Monday at 46 Bennett St.; at 12:55 p.m. Monday at 50 Newhall St.; at 4:33 p.m. Monday at 72 Mall St.; at 4:50 p.m. Monday at 27 Sagamore St.; at 10:22 p.m. Monday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.; at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday at 138 North Common St.; at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday at 63 Lynnway; at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday at 157 Parkland Ave.; at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday at 358 Broadway.

A report of a gunshot at 10:40 p.m. Monday at 34 Nahant St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:05 p.m. Monday on Eastern Avenue; at 10:25 p.m. Monday on Newhall Street; at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday on Broad Street; at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on Farrar Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:19 p.m. Monday at 21 Whiting St.; at 2:13 p.m. Monday at 21 Howard St.; at 4:44 p.m. Monday at 14 Holland Ave.; at 11:53 am. Tuesday at 39 Newhall St.; at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Lake Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 3:52 p.m. Monday at 21 Howard St.

A report of a robbery at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday at 15 Salem St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:51 p.m. Monday at 11 Circle Ave.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday at 9A Lyman St.

Police log: 5-9-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:17 p.m. Friday at 71 Main St. and 1 Bay State Road; at 5:11 p.m. Friday on Condon Circle; at 6:07 p.m. Friday at Herb Chambers Cadillac at 395 North Broadway; at 3:09 p.m. Saturday on Condon Circle; at 1:11 p.m. Sunday at 347 Essex St. and 1 Pillings Pond Road; at 3:33 p.m. Monday on North Broadway; at 8:59 a.m. Tuesday at 511 Walnut St. and 199 Salem St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:54 p.m. Sunday at 100 Walnut St. and 425 Market St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:30 p.m. Friday at 120 Salem St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8 a.m. Monday at Caruso at 2 Northway. A caller reported the cause of the noise was that his garage door broke, which caused the loud bang he heard earlier; at 10:36 a.m. Monday on North Broadway.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 6:27 p.m. Sunday at Pump’n Pantry at 793 Main St.

A report of a larceny at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday at 805 Main St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrest

John F. Perry III, 73, of 5 Bessom St., was arrested on a warrant at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:23 p.m. Monday at Maple and Tedesco streets.

Complaints

A report of a person yelling for help at 6:19 p.m. Monday at Marblehead Harbor. Multiple callers reported a person yelling for help and they thought the person was in the water. The boat (Whaler) picked up the person in the water.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:55 p.m. Thursday on Valley Road; at 1:08 a.m. Monday at Nahant Rotary on Causeway.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 7:32 p.m. Saturday at Bass Point Apartments on Sea Breeze Lane.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:51 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Buttonwood Lane and 48 Andover St. A caller reported hearing a skidding car and a crash. Police reported there was no sign of an accident; at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Centennial Drive. A motorcycle vs. a car was reported.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday at Higgins Middle School at 85 Perkins St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:53 p.m. Monday at Maddy’s Car Wash at 300 Andover St.; at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday at 16 Silverleaf Way. A caller reported a suspicious woman in the parking lot. She noticed the woman several times over the last several days, and stated she was taking pictures of her and her child. Police reported the woman is a private investigator and is doing a follow-up on an accident from several years ago.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at 12 Winthrop St., A caller reported his motorcycle was stolen.

A report of a larceny at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday at 24 Hourihan St. A caller reported $1,200 was missing from her locked safe.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:41 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:27 p.m. Monday at 24 Phillips St.

Local reps vow to fight cuts to vets

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
“There are uncertain times,” state Rep. Daniel Cahill (D-Lynn) said.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — As the Trump administration cuts health and transportation programs to local veterans, the region’s elected officials said they are ready to combat the White House.

“This came out of nowhere,” said Dennis Magnasco, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton’s veterans liaison. “We plan to fight it.”

In a recent email from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to adult day health care providers, the memo said the budget for these services has been exceeded this year and services must be trimmed.  

At the annual legislative event at the Pondview Lodge, lawmakers stressed the importance of adult day health services.

Elders are provided transportation, a hot meal, therapeutic activities, nursing care and a chance to socialize with friends.

“It’s much more cost effective than having to go to a nursing home,” said Frank Romano, president of the Essex Group Management Corp., the Rowley-based firm whose family business provides elder care. “No one wants to go to a nursing home.”

Adult day care costs an average of $25,000 annually compared to nearly $86,000 for nursing home care, according to the National Adult Day Services Association.

Providing for elders is essential given that 10,000 people turn 65 daily in the U.S, Romano said.  

State Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) said the service provides needed relief for families. He noted that lawmakers are working on the state budget services for elders and adult day care.

Land of A Thousand Hills hosts fun night

State Rep. Daniel Cahill (D-Lynn) noted that lawmakers everywhere are facing tough choices.

“These are uncertain times,” he said. “But in Massachusetts we seem to be staying the course in making wise investments in our elders and hopefully our partners in the federal government will see this is money wisely spent.”

State Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus) said his mother is 89 and his siblings take turns caring for her.

“Seniors are the invisible people,” he said. “But we must have the insight to assist them. They looked after us and now it’s our turn to look after them.”

State Rep. Brendan Crighton said his grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’s, but at the time his family didn’t look to the option of adult day help.

“Having that support system would have made it a lot easier,” he said.

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy said the city’s senior center has been able to add a part-time social worker that has made a difference.

“My 85-year-old mother lives alone in the house where I grew up,” she said. “She gave up her license to drive a few weeks ago. I was happy she did that on her own, so I didn’t have to have that talk with her. She recognized there was something wrong when I pointed out she missed a red light. The services offered here are of great benefit to elders.”

Ward 1 Councilor Wayne Lozzi said he has spoken to families that have benefited from the adult day program.

“We need to work with our legislators to see these good programs continue,” he said.


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

 

       

 

Can’t keep a good (fire)man down

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Saugus firefighter Marco Tirella returns from a run on the ladder truck.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Firefighter Marco Tirella returned to full duty Monday just eight months after he suffered injuries that resulted in the amputation of five of his toes and about half of his right foot.

“The first doctor I had in the hospital asked what I did for a living and I told him I was a firefighter,” said Tirella, 28. “That doctor said I wouldn’t return back to work. I was definitely nervous in the beginning. All I wanted to do as a little kid was be a firefighter.”

While riding his motorcycle, Tirella was struck by a car that ran a red light in Groveland, traveling about 30 miles per hour. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to the injuries to his foot, he suffered road rash, cuts, and bruises. He underwent emergency surgery and pins were placed in his toes to keep them straight. He was sent home to wait for improvements and hope for blood flow to be restored, but three weeks later, part of his foot was amputated.

Fire Chief Michael Newbury said he and Deputy Chief Donald Shea visited Tirella the morning after the accident.

“He was in a bad way,” said Newbury. “His foot was elevated and he had had surgery the night before. You could tell right off the bat it was a serious injury. I saw a couple of young people who were worried about their future. (He and his wife) were recently married and had just purchased a home. I reassured him that if he wanted to get back to work, he would.”

Lynn man sideswipes 3 cars, police say

When they got back to the car, Newbury said they were optimistic, setting a bet that he would be back to work in a year.

“The whole department stood together to rally around Marco, but at the end of the day, all of this is on Marco,” said Newbury. “He made the decision to push back and get back to work. Marco realized what kind of job he hand and how precious life was when this happened. Marco’s the person who took it on his own and went out and made sure he got back to work.

Tirella, who was with the Saugus Fire Department for four years before the accident, returned to work on light duty in the Fire Prevention office in November. A licensed electrician, he also assisted with inspections and paperwork, said Newbury.

Tirella was fitted with with a few different prosthetics before he found the fit that worked best for him. While on the search, the Saugus Fire Department organized a fundraiser to help cover the costs of a new prosthesis with a custom fit.

Tirella trained with the department’s four newest members: Matthew Smith, Joshua Mullen, Sean Bohannon, and Martin Hyppolite over the past three weeks and demonstrated he was more than capable of doing everything necessary to complete the job, said Newbury.

“We both wanted to make sure that I could do everything the same as I could before,” said Tirella. “People would think that climbing a ladder is very different without your foot. But I work with a great group of guys. That really motivated me to get back to work.”


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

 

Saugus to give streets a facelift

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SAUGUS Town Meeting members zipped through most of the warrant on Monday with little to no discussion.

Town Meeting members voted to raise and appropriate $642,035 for street resurfacing, handicapped ramps and sidewalks, which will be reimbursed by the state under Chapter 90.

Town Meeting also authorized the treasurer, with the Board of Selectmen, to borrow $662,100 at 0 percent interest from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Local Pipeline Assistance Program for designing and constructing improvements to the water pipelines.

Members voted to appropriate $224,212 from the premium paid to the town upon the sale of bonds issued to repair the Belmonte Middle School, which is the subject of a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion, to pay costs of the project being financed by such bonds and to reduce the amount authorized to be borrowed for the project, but not yet issued by the town, by the same amount.

An article requesting that Town Meeting vote to create a study committee that would evaluate benefits and costs associated with Saugus Public Schools providing free, all-day kindergarten was referred back to the School Committee.

Nowicki a circular sensation for St. Mary’s

A revolving fund was reauthorized for supporting recreational programs for the community. Revolving funds were also reauthorized to support the water system cross-connection program, programs and activities at the Senior Center, the Senior Lunch Program at the Senior Center, and the Town of Saugus Compost Program.

The only debate was centered around whether a nonbinding resolution, not listed on the warrant, should be read and voted on. Town Meeting members were torn on whether the resolution, made by another member, Albert DiNardo, should be read.

Ultimately, a vote allowed the resolution to be read by DiNardo, which says that the cost of health insurance for Saugus employees and retirees is increasing at a double digit percentage rate.

“The projected FY18 cost of health insurance for Saugus is $13.3 million of an approximately $90 million Saugus annual budget,” the resolution reads. “Let it be resolved that the Saugus Finance Committee provide the Saugus Town Meeting with an analysis of past health care costs, trends, and provide a three- to five-year future forecast of costs and report back to the Town Meeting.”

The resolution passed after a roll call vote.

Town Meeting will reconvene on Monday, May 22, to take up the rest of the articles on the warrant.


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

Police log: 5-9-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Terrielynn Allard, 36, of 46 Cemetery Road, Baltic, Conn., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 3:06 p.m. Sunday.

Edwin Bravo, 28, of 140 Adams St., was arrested and charged with four counts of leaving the scene of property damage and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:09 a.m. Monday.

Michelle Knox, 30, of 30 Harwood St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, trespassing and on warrants at 7:06 p.m. Sunday.

Joel Sanchez, 29, of 2 Stephen St., was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer and unregistered motor vehicle at 7:11 p.m. Sunday.

Gary Taveres-Reyes, 24, of 192 Washington St., was arrested and charged with drinking in public and trespassing at 6:49 p.m. Sunday.

Francisco Taverez, 35, of 176 Beacon Hill Ave., was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law at 6:44 p.m. Sunday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:39 p.m. Sunday at 55 Fayette St.; at 1:32 p.m. Sunday at 181 North Common St.; at 8:16 a.m. Monday at 441 Chatham St.; at 8:19 a.m. Monday at 53 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:29 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Avenue and Ware Street; at 3:34 p.m. Sunday at 101 Light St.; at 4:18 p.m. Sunday at Bennett and Commercial streets; at 4:43 p.m. Sunday at 281 Western Ave.; at 4:44 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Street and Western Avenue; at 5:04 p.m. Sunday at Rockingham Street and Western Avenue; at 7:25 p.m. Sunday at Bowler and Ford streets; at 1:07 a.m. Monday at Nahant Rotary at 1 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:37 p.m. Sunday on Lewis Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 10:36 a.m. Monday on Union Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:27 p.m. Sunday at 118 New Park St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:55 p.m. Sunday at 37 Park St.; at 1:25 p.m. Sunday at 190 South Common St.; at 2:33 p.m. Sunday at Family Dollar at 140 Boston St.; at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at 66 Market Square; at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Heald Package at 6 Commercial St.; at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at 129 Oxford St.; at 12:31 a.m. Monday at 53 Smith St.; at 8:49 a.m. Monday at 79 Lake View Ave.; at 9:01 a.m. Monday at 22 Range Heights Circle; at 9:12 a.m. Monday at 118 Chatham St.; at 9:57 a.m. Monday at 75 Rockaway St.

A report of a gunshot at 4:07 a.m. Monday at 21 Laurel St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:10 p.m. Sunday on Ames Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at 45 Sadler St.; at 5:43 p.m. Sunday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 5:39 a.m. Monday at 70 Market Square; at 6:47 a.m. Monday at 44 Estes St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:55 p.m. Sunday at 55 Cedar St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:02 a.m. Monday at 15 Holyoke St.

Police log: 5-8-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:25 a.m. Sunday at Pleasant and Devereux streets.

Complaints

A caller reported that his wife was locked in the bathroom at 11:56 a.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue. Police reported entry was gained.

A report of a disturbance at 5:46 p.m. Sunday on Pond Street.

A caller reported a woman was locked in her room because the doorknob fell off at 7:56 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street. Police reported entry was gained.

A report of an unknown vehicle in the condo at 8:55 p.m. Sunday on Green Street. A caller reported an upholstery truck parked in the lot for condo owners and didn’t recognize it. Earlier in the day, she had gone outside and saw a man working on the van, and he declined her assistance when she asked. He also stated that he lived in the condo. Her concern was that she had never seen the man before and felt it was a close-knit condo complex. She wanted to report him as suspicious since she had never seen the truck there before.


PEABODY

Arrests

Nicholas A. Kalivas, 19, of 70 Gardner St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 1 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:07 p.m. Sunday at Northeast Arc at 209 Lowell St. One person was taken to Salem Hospital and a juvenile was taking to North Shore Children’s Hospital; at 6:18 p.m. Sunday at 295 Forest St. and 133 Newbury St.; at 6:54 a.m. Monday on King Street; at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Petco at 10 Sylvan St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:26 p.m. Sunday at 23 Clement Ave.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 6:09 p.m. Sunday on Oak Street. A caller reported the bartender was assaulted by a customer. April B. Paolini, 46, of 35 Tremont St., Apt. 3, was summoned for assault and battery.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at 33 Roosevelt Ave. and 42 Russell St.; at 12:19 a.m. Monday at 317 Lynnfield St.; at 12:25 a.m. Monday at 43 Shore Drive; at 3:25 a.m. Monday at Extended Stay America at 200 Jubilee Drive. A caller reported a woman yelling for help and a naked man running around the parking lot. The manager reported the naked man came to the front desk and reported being locked out of his room, stating that he was “set up.” The room was registered to a woman. Police reported the man was not aware the woman involved was a prostitute and her pimp came and took her from the scene.

Fire

A report of a fire at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the basement at 1 Washington Place. Police reported everything was in order and the furnace was the cause.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:20 p.m. Sunday on Main Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:51 p.m. Sunday at 8 Basford Court. A caller reported her former boyfriend stole one of her cellphones. Police reported the man agreed to return the phone.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:58 a.m. Monday at 33 Felton St. A caller reported damage to his motor vehicle. Police reported a BB broke the window to the car and there were no suspects.


REVERE

Arrests

Thomas G. Bulger, 29, of 23 Broad St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 2:13 a.m. Saturday.

Brian J. Carmichael, 34, of 3 Perkins Ave., Reading, was arrested on warrants at 8:21 p.m. Sunday.

Franklin Escobar Gonzales, 31, of 34 Pacific St., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license at 12:42 p.m. Friday.

Nicholas Murcia, 34, of 39 Boylston St., Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 7:52 p.m. Saturday.

Ivonne M. Rodriguez, 21, of 19 Dix St., Apt. 2, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with disorderly person and assault and battery on a police officer at 2:07 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:50 a.m. Friday at Route 1 Shell on Bennett Highway; at 3:22 p.m. Friday on Brown Circle; at 3:48 p.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street; at 5:01 p.m. Friday at Robert Road and School Street; at 10:26 p.m. Friday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 2:13 a.m. Saturday at Squire Lounge on Squire Road; at 2:55 a.m. Saturday at Broadway and Beach Street. Fernando Tomaz, 20, of 25 Fenno St., Apt. 1, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 1:38 p.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue; at 1:42 p.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 2:12 p.m. Saturday on Malden Street; at 8:53 p.m. Saturday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway; at 4:44 p.m. Sunday at Target on Furlong Drive; at 6:42 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Rumney Road; at 9:11 p.m. Sunday at Patriot Parkway and Davis Street; at 10:08 p.m. Sunday at Speaker Box Stereo Unlimited on North Shore Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:10 p.m. Friday on Brown Circle; at 12:03 a.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:57 a.m. Saturday on Crest Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:08 p.m. Saturday on Beachland Avenue; at 9:49 p.m. Sunday on Kimball Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:55 p.m. Saturday at Ocean Gate Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 11:53 p.m. Sunday on Vane Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:34 a.m. Friday at Wonderland Entertainment on North Shore Road; at 1:57 p.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 3:33 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 6:37 p.m. Friday at Shirley Avenue Apartments on Shirley Avenue; at 6:51 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 12:50 a.m. Saturday on Centennial Avenue; at 1:10 a.m. Saturday on Fenno Street; at 1:36 a.m. Saturday at Margarita’s Restaurant on American Legion Highway; at 1:49 a.m. Saturday at Cinco de Mayo on Centennial Avenue; at 2:07 a.m. Saturday at Squire Lounge on Squire Road; at 5:43 p.m. Saturday at Revere Beach Train Station on Shirley Avenue; at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at Vinal Street and Revere Beach Parkway; at 11:06 p.m. Saturday at Antonia’s at the Beach on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 12:47 a.m. Sunday on Hichborn Street; at 1:52 a.m. Sunday on Thornton Street; at 2:06 a.m. Sunday on Reservoir Avenue; at 6:37 a.m. Sunday on Yeamans Street; at 9:57 p.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 1:01 a.m. Saturday on Washington Street; at 8:16 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 5:35 p.m. Sunday on Squire Road; at 10:58 p.m. Sunday on Emmet Terrace.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 5:56 a.m. Friday on Walnut Avenue; at 10:39 a.m. Saturday on Atwood Street; at 8:51 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Citgo on Broadway; at 9:09 p.m. Sunday at Action Towing on Broadway.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 9:13 a.m. Saturday at Municipal Parking Lot on Central Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:39 a.m. Sunday at Dashwood Park on Dashwood Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:53 p.m. Friday at 15 Linwood St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:02 p.m. Friday at Ballard Street and Eastern Avenue. A caller reported a coyote crossed in front of his vehicle and he lost control.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:21 a.m. Sunday at Santander Bank at 323 Broadway. A two-car accident was reported. Two people were taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 4:42 p.m. Sunday at 577 Lincoln Ave. A head-on collision was reported. Two people were taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 9:18 p.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:07 p.m. Friday at 3 Butterfield Road. A caller reported his father-in-law’s home may have been broken into because the door was pried open. Police reported a confirmed break; at 2:59 p.m. Friday at 2404 Founders Way. A caller reported damage to her garage door and thought it was done deliberately.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Guild Road and Richard Street. A caller reported two men looking into a car window and acting out of the ordinary, walking up and down Richard Street.

A report of a disturbance at 11:10 p.m. Friday at McDonald’s at 738 Broadway; at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at 120 Essex St.; at 10:27 p.m. Saturday at LA Fitness at 1450 Broadway. A caller reported a bald man jumping in front of cars; at 4 a.m. Sunday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway; at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Alto Decor at 799 Broadway.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:26 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America at 1093 Broadway. A caller reported a man attempting to pry open an ATM in front of the business. Police reported the man works for the company and was servicing the machine.

Vandalism

A smashed TV was reported in one of the rooms at 12:20 p.m. Sunday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway.

 

Discussion on the history of Vinegar Hill

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Residents who are curious about the history of Vinegar Hill are in luck.

The Historical Society will host a discussion on the site, where several Native American artifacts have been discovered over past decades. The trail on the crest of the hill is a popular spot for sightseers to catch sights of a sunset or a bird’s eye glimpse of the center of town.

The event will be led by Tim Hawkes, who is known for his work to preserve the town’s natural and historic sites, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Saugus Historical Society, 30 Main St.

Taking it to the streets in Peabody

Tim Hawkes is a descendent of Adam Hawkes, one of the first European Settlers in Saugus in the 1630s. Tim Hawkes has served as a Town Meeting member, a volunteer for Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (S.A.V.E.), the Alternative Energy Committee, and the Recreational Trail Access Committee. He was also named Man of the Year at Saugus’ Founders Day in 2015.

Hawkes studied forestry and horticulture at Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute in Danvers and has a special interest in the town of Saugus.

He is one of the founders of the Saugus Tree Committee and Saugus Tree Farm and has helped identify and preserve historical Native American sites in Saugus for archaeological research.


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

Police log: 5-6-2017

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

Taofeek Liad of 169 Euclid Ave. was arrested on warrant charges of uttering a false check at 10:44 a.m Thursday.

Austin Martinez of 3 Oxford Terrace was arrested on warrant charges of larceny at 4:36 p.m. Thursday.

Maria Serraro  of 23 Rockmere Gardens was arrested on out of town warrant charges at 7:47 p.m. Thursday.

Damon Lewis of 13 Beaudry Terrace was arrested for violating the city’s knife ordinance at 7:53 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident on Oxford Street at 2:37 p.m. Thursday; at 678 Washington St. at  2:44 p.m. Thursday.; at Eastern Avenue and Western Avenue at 2:47 p.m. Thursday; at the MBTA Garage on Western Avenue at 3:18 p.m. Thursday; at Houghton Street and Orchard Street at 6:48 p.m. Thursday; a hit and run motor vehicle accident at Minot Street and Western Avenue at 7:21 p.m. Thursday; A hit and run motor vehicle accident at 3 Lynnfield Street at 12:37 a.m. Friday; A motor vehicle accident at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street at 9:18 a.m. Friday; A motor vehicle accident at 74 Central Ave at 10:07 a.m. Friday.

Assaults

A report of an assault on Chestnut Street at 9:14 p.m. Thursday;

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity on Magnolia Avenue at 10:02 a.m. Thursday; of trespassing at 128 S Common Street at 10:35 a.m. Thursday; a disturbance at Munroe Street and Washington Street at 4:29 p.m. Thursday; of gang activity on Woodman Street at 7:56 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance on State Street at 7:56 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance on Ford Street at 8:20 p.m. Thursday; of suspicious activity on Eastern Avenue at 8:44 p.m. Thursday;

Theft

A report of larceny at Planet Fitness on Boston Street at 11:15 p.m. Thursday; of motor vehicle theft at 353 Union St. at 8:10 a.m. Friday;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 16 Tudor St. at 9:11 a.m. Friday.

Police log: 5-5-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A woman walked into the police station and asked to speak with an officer at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday. Woman would not give her address or say what it was regarding. She asked police to speak with her outside. Once outside, she opened her trunk and gave police a pellet gun belonging to her son that she wanted to turn in for destruction.


PEABODY

Arrests

Claire Rolbi Marte-Saint, 31, of 13 Keys Dr., was arrested at 11:22 a.m. on Dooling Circle Friday and charged with heroin/morphine/opium trafficking in conspiracy to violate drug law

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Mcdonald’s on Main Street at 8:23 a.m. Friday; of a motor vehicle accident at 10 Holten Street at 9:22 a.m. Friday; at 300 Andover St at 11:05 a.m. Friday; at Lowell Street and Prospect Street at 12:05 p.m. Friday.

Assaults

A caller reported that her son was assaulted by another child at 4 p.m. Thursday. Police stated that the party apologized and everybody is happy now.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:09 p.m. Thursday. A woman reports a suspicious motor vehicle in the area while her daughter was walking to school; A report of an unwanted female party by the name of Debbie in the kitchen area of 75 Central Street at 6:05 a.m. Friday. Police will contact Public Housing and resolve the issue.

Theft

A caller at 5:23 p.m. Thursday reported a backpack was stolen from the Latitudes Sports Club sometime on Wednesday.


REVERE

Arrests

A 15-year-old minor was arrested and charged with distribution of a class D drug and drug violation near a school or park at 11:01 a.m. Thursday;

Laura P. Baum, 30, was arrested at Revere House of Pizza on a warrant at 12:26 p.m. Thursday

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:52 a.m. Thursday at Cambridge Street and Park Avenue; At 4:03 p.m. at Staples on VFW Parkway; At 6:50 a.m. Friday at Route 1 Shell on Bennett Highway.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at St. Mary’s ballfield parking lot on Washington Avenue at 2:20 p.m. Thursday; a report of an animal complaint at McKinley School on Yeamans Street at 7:01 a.m. Thursday; a complaint at Caruso’s Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road 10:09 a.m. Thursday; at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue at 5:01 p.m. Thursday; a complaint of suspicious activity on Garfield Avenue at 7:44 p.m. Thursday; A report of a disturbance on Kingman Avenue at 8:34 p.m. Thursday; A report of suspicious activity on Pearl Avenue at 1:54 a.m. Friday.

Theft

A report of shoplifting at Walgreens on Broadway at 12:42 a.m. Thursday; an armed robbery on Florence Avenue at 12:58 p.m. Thursday.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a multiple vehicle motor vehicle accident at 11:40 a.m. Thursday on Main Street. One person was transported to Winchester Hospital, two people transported to Melrose- Wakefield hospital, and all involved vehicles towed; a report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:58 p.m. Thursday at Hooters on Broadway. Caller reports his vehicle was stuck while he was inside the restaurant.

Complaints

A caller reported her motorcycle was tampered with at 12:45 p.m. Thursday; a report of suspicious activity at 12:16 a.m. Friday at McDonalds on Broadway. Caller reports suspicious activity in the parking lot. Police determine the parking lot is being re-painted; Caller reports a male party left his taxi without paying at Lincoln Avenue at Oak Hill Road at 2:45 a.m. Friday. Driver is unsure of which door the male party entered.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Giovanni Rossi, 45, was arrested at 8:14 p.m. Thursday on warrant charges of assault and battery.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Norfolk Avenue and Paradise Road at 3:41 p.m. Thursday; of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at Fish house at 431 Humphrey St. at 8:13 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of a scam at 531 Humphrey St. at 3:39 p.m. Thursday; of suspicious activity on Railroad Avenue at 5:17 p.m. Thursday.

 

Adams comes full-circle to lead Rams

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Tori Adams has been lights out in the circle this season for the Rams. 

By KATIE MORRISON

Standing at 9-0 halfway through the season with a spot in the state tournament already clinched, the Lynn Classical softball team is having a season to remember.

The Rams are a young squad with deep talent, and it all starts in the circle.

Pitcher Tori Adams has been nothing short of lights-out this season for Classical. The junior has come into her own as one of the most dominant pitchers in the area this year, and is a huge reason the Rams are undefeated.

Adams has pitched all but two innings for Classical this season, earning every one of the nine wins. She’s shut out the opposing team, either by herself or with the help of Kiara Edmonds in relief, in five of the nine games. Her season-high for runs allowed is four against Saugus in an 8-4 win, and in her other three starts, she’s allowed just one run.

So far, her best start of the season has to be against Swampscott, which went all the way to the Division 2 North final last year. Back on April 17, Adams fanned 15 Big Blue batters en route to an 8-1 win for Classical.

Adams is averaging over eight strikeouts a game this season, and has dominated Northeastern Conference batters.

It’s such a transformation from one year to the next, just her confidence and the way she goes at batters is so much better,” Classical coach Erica Richard said. “She just continues to get better. She has batters, even when they know where the pitch is going, she still has them off balance. It’s a fun thing to watch because she’s just having fun this year.”

Adams, who made her varsity debut as a freshman in 2015, was solid for the Rams last year too. But with a full year of full-time starting experience under her belt, this season has been less of trying to figure out which pitches to throw, and more of attacking hitters with any pitch.

“It’s just that all of her pitches are working (this year),” Richard said. “Last year it was figuring out what we can throw, what works, but this year, we can throw whatever we want.”

Adams said that the biggest difference she sees is a comfort level in the circle.

“Coming in as a freshman, I had a lot to live up to,” Adams said. “It took a lot of transitioning, but I feel like I’ve grown into the position and gotten closer with the girls. I can trust them, I can trust myself, and I know they’ll pick me up if I have a bad game, I won’t have as much to worry about.”

A strong defense behind her also gives Adams the freedom to go after hitters.

“There’s not one spot on the field where I’m thinking ‘don’t hit it to her,’ Richard said. “Anywhere it’s hit, I’m confident we’re going to make the play. Even when teams get hits, we do the little things right like getting the good relay, holding runners on, stuff like that to minimize the damage as much as we can.”

Perhaps the most important member of the defense for Adams is catcher Meghan Leavitt. The juniors were a successful pitcher-catcher battery all throughout last season, and that rapport has carried over to 2017.

“That’s the best,” Adams said of having Leavitt behind the plate. “Me and Meghan have been friends for so long, it’s perfect.”

Another person who has helped Adams blossom into a dominant starter is Ivy Martin, who pitched for Classical and graduated in 2015. Martin, who currently attends Salem State, took a year away from the Rams, but rejoined her alma mater as an assistant coach this season.

Adams and Martin formed a strong bond during 2015, as Martin took the then-freshman under her wing.

“Ivy’s the best,” Adams said. “I loved her my freshman year, she was my number one person to go to, I could come to her with anything. I still can.”

Martin said she’s seen Adams grow into a leader on the team.

“(Adams) looked up to me, and I want her to have that, but while I was gone, she definitely took over that spot,” Martin said.

In fact, Adams is now playing that mentor role for another Classical freshman, Edmonds. Edmonds is the only other player who has seen time in the circle for the Rams.

“Now she’s doing that for Kiara. It’s good for me to see because I feel like I left something going, and I want her to do that as well,” Martin said. “I’m really happy that she stepped up. Even though she’s just a junior, she looks like a senior out there. I’m excited about that.”

“It’s kind of full circle,” Richard said. “Now Tori is the upperclassman taking the freshman under her wing, and it’s nice to get Kiara some confidence on the mound.”

The Rams aren’t short on leaders, with senior captains Alaina Gridley and Emma DeJoie leading the way. But Adams and Leavitt have taken up those roles as well, since Classical has a young team.

“As a whole, our team is just really comfortable with each other, confident in each other and it’s made us successful so far,” Richard said.

Adams echoed that sentiment.

“As a team, we really work together a lot,” Adams said. “I have a great team behind me, and that makes it a lot easier to do well.”

“When we can consistently get on the board, and play good defense with Tori throwing the way she’s been throwing, then we’re feeling good,” Richard added. “Hopefully it follows through to the last nine games and more.”

 

Morrison: Should softball follow a pitch count limit?

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Pitchers like Caitlyn Wood of Saugus throws the vast majority of her team’s innings. 

By KATIE MORRISON

In recent years, there’s been all kinds of emphasis put on pitch counts and limits in baseball. From the pros on down, coaches are trying to manage their rotations and set limits for their pitchers to try and preserve their arms and hopefully reduce the chances of injury in the near future or far down the road.

I’ve wondered why I haven’t heard the same focus on pitch counts placed on softball pitchers in high school and youth leagues. While the velocities of softball pitchers are generally slower than the vast majority of baseball pitchers, most high school-level teams carry just one starter to shoulder the pitching load, two if you’re lucky. So the burden on the arms of softball pitchers are as great as baseball pitchers, or so it would seem.

Everywhere you look, you’ll see the same pitcher in the circle every game for a high school softball team. Classical has Tori Adams, Saugus has Kaitlyn Wood, Swampscott has Hannah Leahy and St. Mary’s has Mia Nowicki. Every one of those teams has a back-up pitcher, someone who can take over in blowouts or in case of injury. But I would guess that the starters are in the circle at least 80 percent of the time.

So is there a risk of overuse injury? Of course, there are always those risks in sports. And baseball players suffer injuries at a rate 70 percent higher than their softball counterparts. Baseball pitchers suffer twice as many injuries as softball pitchers, according to a 2010 Reuters report. The underhanded pitching motion is more natural than overhand, so there’s less strain put on the body. But when pitch counts get high or the schedule gets too busy, there is a chance that a softball pitcher gets burned out.

Injuries like shoulder tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon), back or neck pain, and elbow, forearm, and wrist tendinitis are common amongst softball pitchers, and often are a result of overuse. If players pitch year-round in other leagues, the risks are greater. Pitchers should avoid pitching three days in a row or more if possible, according to some injury prevention experts.

This is where the New England weather comes into play and makes matters even worse for pitchers. This season has seen more than its fair share of rain-outs and postponements, and that forces pitchers to rearrange their schedules and routines. While most baseball teams have at least three starters and can distribute the load in a busy week, some softball pitchers end up pitching a massive amount in a small window. That means anything from doubleheaders to back-to-back-to-back games. There’s so little time for recovery if there’s any soreness or fatigue due to the scheduling difficulties brought on by the weather.

All of that being said, you can’t blame any coach for wanting to use their top pitcher as much as possible. In order to be competitive in leagues like the Northeastern Conference or Catholic Central League, a strong pitcher is a must. And especially when you’re not only fighting for a postseason berth, but a conference title or, in Classical’s case, the pursuit of an undefeated season, there’s too much on the line to try and fix what’s not broken.

It just places more importance on proper care for pitchers (and all athletes) and a good training regiment. Most importantly, it’s up to the athletes themselves to voice a concern when something doesn’t feel right.

But at least for the time being, I don’t think pitch count restrictions will become as hot a topic in the softball world as it has been in baseball. And unfortunately for opposing lineups, with proper care and training, those aces will be able to stay in the circle deep into the tournament.

Police log: 5-5-2017

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

Taofeek Liad, of 169 Euclid Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of uttering a false check at 10:44 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday at Dana and Essex streets; at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Street and Western Avenue; at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday at 101 President St.; at 5:29 p.m. Wednesday at Barrett and Boston streets; at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday at 350 Boston St.; at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday at Bessom and Essex streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday at 105 Laighton St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Breed Street and Hovey Terrace.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday on Empire Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday on Beacon Hill Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:52 a.m. Thursday at 340 Parkland Ave.; at 3:34 a.m. Thursday at 132 Tracy Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday at 52 Burrill Ave.; at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday at CVS at 200 South Common St.; at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 10:57 p.m. Wednesday on High Rock Street; at 2:49 a.m. Thursday at 124 Green St.; at 2:56 a.m. Thursday at 21 West Green St.; at 7:59 a.m. Thursday at 7 Hanover St.; at 9:17 a.m. Thursday at 85 Munroe St.; at 12:19 p.m. Thursday at 95 Park St.

A report of a gunshot at 5:16 a.m. Thursday at Euclid and Lake View avenues.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:48 p.m. Wednesday at 20 Market Square; at 4:57 p.m. Wednesday at 39 Park St.; at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at Commercial and South Common streets; at 11:28 a.m. Thursday at 64 Baker St.; at 11:49 a.m. Thursday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 12:54 p.m. Thursday at 12 Portland St.; at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 551 Summer St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:24 a.m. Thursday at Bruno’s Bar at 854 Western Ave.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday at 13 Jackson Terrace.

Police log: 5-4-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported a man was acting suspicious. He was in the kitchen area of Dunkin’ Donuts and went out the back door. The caller reported the man was clearly not there to get coffee as he left without any; at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday on Schooner Ridge. A caller reported seeing someone sitting on the roof of a house and and walking on the ridge line, and was concerned about it. Police reported one of the family members was taking a picture of the sunset.

Theft

A package, with an item valued at $531.24, was reported stolen at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday on State Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday on Pond Street. A woman reported someone used checks from her closed account.

A report of stolen camera equipment at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday on Bessom Street.


PEABODY

Arrests

Felipe Rodriguez, 42, of 132 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no inspection/sticker at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday at Toomey’s Cleaners at 106 Lynn St.; at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday at Margin Street and Margin Terrace; at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday at 167 Lynn St. A man was taken to Salem Hospital; at 5:45 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central St.; at 8:39 a.m. Thursday at 39 Garden Road; at 12:18 p.m. Thursday at Starbucks at 240 Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at 754 Lowell St. A caller reported that a vehicle struck and damaged his shed.

Complaints

A report of threats at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday at Pearle Vision at 9 Sylvan St. An employee reported that a customer made threats to damage the store and left the store. Police spoke with the caller who reported the customer was unhappy with the service and stated that he would come back and spray paint the windows.

A report of a disturbance at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday on Coolidge Avenue. Darcy A. Bates, 48, of 6 Norfolk Ave., was summoned for assault and battery.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at 18 Oakland St. A caller reported her iPhone was stolen and pawned.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Munroe St. A caller reported his vehicle’s tires were slashed.


REVERE

Arrests

Anthony M. Gilardi, 20, of 3000 Alta Stone Place, Apt. 108, Melrose, was arrested and charged with failure to stop, OUI drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday at Priceless Sales on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Avenue and Dedham Street. Domenick A. Durbano, 19, of 67 Furness St., was summoned for operating recklessly so as to endanger and leaving an accident scene after property damage; at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday on Northshore Road; at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday on Grand Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:31 a.m. Wednesday at BK’s Bar & Grille on Ocean Avenue; at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway; at 3:02 p.m. Wednesday on Beachland Avenue; at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Park Avenue; at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday on Pomona Street; at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 6:24 a.m. Wednesday on Jordan Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings at 180 Main St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Elementary School at 25 Hurd Ave. A caller reported a group of youths fighting and recording each other at the school; at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday at Kmart at 180 Main St.

Fire

A report of a building fire at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday at 435 Walnut St. A caller reported a fire on the third floor of the building. A two-alarm fire in a three-story wood structure was reported.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Stanley Terrace. A woman reported her tires were slashed on the night of April 25.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Burrill St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday at Eastman Avenue and Essex Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday on Paradise Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Commonwealth Terrace.  

Robert D. Anderson, 75

SAUGUSRobert D. Anderson, 75, passed away surrounded by his beloved family on April 24. He was the loving husband of 52 years of Gail (Smith) Anderson.

Born in Lynn and raised in Saugus, he was the son of the late George A. and Barbara (MacLachlan) Anderson. Bob graduated from Saugus High School in 1959, was an employee at Northeastern University for 28 years. He worked as a mechanical draftsman/designer on small rocket programs with the USAF. Bob had a love for the game of golf. He enjoyed travel with his wife.

Besides his wife, he also leaves two sons, Gregory and his wife Rhonda of Haverhill, Glen and his wife Nicole of Groveland; one daughter, Robin Anderson-Fuller of Saugus; six grandchildren, Taylor, Casey and her fiancée Anthony, Isla, Tyler and his wife Caitlyn, Dylan, and Kylie Fuller; he was the brother of Sky Anderson and his wife Faye of California, Dorothy Millea and her husband Butch of Saugus, Linda Guse and her husband Lee of Ohio, George M. Anderson and his wife Julie Schmit of California.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Saturday 11-2 p.m. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.