Saugus

Wheelabrator generates $4.5M in economic activity

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Pictured is Wheelabrator Saugus.

SAUGUS — A maintenance and upgrade project at the Wheelabrator Saugus energy-from-waste facility during October and November generated more than $4.5 million in additional economic activity for the local area, creating more than 150 new jobs, the company said in a statement.

“Periodic upgrades that maintain our state-of-the-art facility are part of our commitment to the environment and the communities we serve, beginning with Saugus,” said Wheelabrator Saugus General Manager Peter Kendrigan. “They are intended to make us a more efficient producer of electricity, and they have the added benefit of making a major economic contribution to Saugus and surrounding communities.”

The maintenance and upgrade project ran from Oct. 23 to Nov. 23 with a $4.5 million investment in wages and capital equipment. Local vendors and workers were, as always, given preference on the work, and in addition to the investment with the plant, workers on the project spent approximately $20,000 on local lodging facilities in Saugus.

Wheelabrator Saugus recognized for excellence

The economic benefits of this project are an addition to the $28 million in economic activity and 130 full-time jobs that Wheelabrator Saugus generates in the region directly and indirectly every year. In Saugus alone, that equates to $15 million in economic activity, 46 full-time jobs, and $4 million in taxes and additional philanthropy, Wheelabrator officials said.

Wheelabrator Saugus has an electric generating capacity of 37 megawatts, the equivalent of supplying the electrical needs of 38,000 Massachusetts homes as well as its own operations.

Wheelabrator Technologies is the second largest U.S. energy-from-waste business, and is an industry leader in the conversion of everyday residential and business waste into clean energy.

Revere officer beat child with belt, prosecutors say

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Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo presents Marcos R. Garcia, center, with a heroism award in this May 23, 2016 file photo.

A 32-year-old officer with the Revere Police Department was arraigned Thursday in Chelsea District Court on charges of physically abusing a young child, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Marcos R. Garcia of Saugus is charged with assault and battery on a child causing injury and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

At the request of Assistant District Attorney Alissa Goldhaber, Judge Michael Patten set bail in the amount of $5,000 and ordered Garcia to stay away from and have no contact with the victims and witnesses in the case and have no contact with children under the age of 18, except his own child, without the knowledge of a parent or guardian.

Goldhaber told the court that Garcia had been in a romantic relationship with the mother of the 5-year-old victim.  On Jan. 12, when the child did not eat dinner quickly enough, Garcia allegedly sent the child to a bedroom, placed him in handcuffs, and beat him with his hands and a belt, Goldhaber said.

Garcia allegedly instructed the child to shower and rubbed ointment on wounds sustained in the beating. Prosecutors said Garcia told the victim and a second child who was present in the home at the time to tell anyone who asked that the injuries were the result of falling down a flight of stairs.

The following day, the victim attended school and asked the nurse for a Band-Aid. The nurse observed bruises on the front and back of the child’s torso, arms, and neck.  The victim was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital for treatment and documentation of the injuries.

Clinicians also detected elevated liver enzymes, which are sometimes attributable to abdominal trauma, Goldhaber said.

After initially stating that the 5-year-old had fallen down the stairs, the victim and the second child later said they wanted to “tell the real truth” and participated in separate multidisciplinary interviews, Goldhaber said.

Revere police officer accused of child abuse

Massachusetts State Police arrested Garcia on Saturday after an interview. Their investigation is ongoing. Garcia returns to court Feb. 23.

Garcia has been with the Revere Police Department since August 2013. He is currently on paid administrative leave, Lt. Amy O’Hara said Thursday.

On May 23, 2016, Garcia was one seven Revere officers awarded by Mayor Brian Arrigo for acts of heroism. Garcia, along with two other officers, received medals for removing two victims from a motor vehicle and providing CPR at the Wonderland Marketplace on May 31, 2015.

Police log: 1-20-2017

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

Bonnie Fritschy, of 24 Bellevue Road, was arrested on warrant charges of OUI liquor, destruction of property and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Antone Holland, 37, of 92 Walnut St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 8:31 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:32 p.m. Wednesday at 1 Central Square; at 12:11 p.m. Thursday at 30 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday at Burns Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday at Union and Washington streets; at 4:31 p.m. Wednesday at 409 Eastern Ave.; at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday at 1069 Western Ave.; at 6:44 a.m. Thursday at Eastern Avenue and Victory Road; at 11:19 a.m. Thursday at Market Square and Western Avenue; at 12:17 p.m. Thursday at 235 Union St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday on Union Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday at 153 Jackson St.; at 8:43 a.m. Thursday at 45 Chatham St.; at 10:07 a.m. Thursday at 493 Summer St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:21 p.m. Wednesday on Robinson Street; at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday at 19 Smith St.; at 6:31 p.m. Wednesday at 33 Lincoln St.; at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday at 44 Arlington St.; at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 8:34 p.m. Wednesday at 526 Western Ave.; at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday at 15 Mt Pleasant Place; at 12:03 a.m. Thursday at 37 Melvin Ave.; at 1:16 a.m. Thursday at 3 Morrill Place; at 12:42 p.m. Thursday at 21 Cottage St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday on Eastern Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 9:26 a.m. Thursday at 170 Oxford St.

Police log: 1-19-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a crossing guard almost hit at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Street and Mohawk Road. A caller reported she was in the roadway crossing a child when a truck, after previously stopping for her, sped through nearly striking her.

A report of a person at the door at 5:42 a.m. Thursday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported there was someone at her front door, and then later state that there was no one there. Police checked and found nothing in the area.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday at Relocated Forest Street and Centennial Drive; at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday at 91 Central St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:49 p.m. Wednesday at Avalon at Cranebrook at 1000 Crane Brook Way. A caller reported someone was breaking into the apartment. Police searched the area, with K9 assistance for a suspect wanted in a breaking and entering.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:42 a.m. Thursday at 4 Cider Mill Road. Police reported a Garmin GPS was taken from the unlocked vehicle; at 9:18 a.m. Thursday at 8 Dartmouth St. A purse was taken; at 9:45 am. Thursday at 11 Mckinley Road. Police reported it didn’t appear that anything was taken; at 11:10 a.m. Thursday at 1 Apple Hill Road. A purse was taken.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:54 p.m. Wednesday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:28 a.m. Saturday at 590 Lincoln Ave.; at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at Big Y at 357 Broadway; at 1:21 p.m. Wednesday at Route One North on Walnut Street; at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Main Street; at 7:29 a.m. Thursday at Route One South at the 99 Split at Broadway and Essex Street. A three-car accident was reported. The highway was shut down temporarily.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:46 a.m. Saturday at 73 Water St. and 2 Butterfield Road. A caller reported a vehicle stuck on the guardrail. One person was taken to Union Hospital; at 1:24 p.m. Saturday at Route 99 Split/Orange Dinosaur on Broadway. A caller reported a five-car accident. The fifth vehicle fled the scene. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 1:31 p.m. Tuesday at 35 School St. A caller reported a car into a pole. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday at Kowloon Restaurant at 948 Broadway; at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday at 63 Essex St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:02 a.m. Saturday at Casa Vallarta at 114 Broadway. The business owner reported his restaurant was broken into the prior night. Police reported a confirmed break, with a large hole that had been cut into the back wall.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:29 p.m. Monday at 19 Marion Road. A caller reported about $10 in spare change was taken from his unlocked car.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:41 a.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 35 Lincoln Ave. An employee told police there was a man wearing a half black mask who approached the store in a motor vehicle, and left once seeing it wasn’t open yet; at 2:43 p.m. Sunday at 55 Seagirt Ave. A caller reported a drone in the area idling near the windows of several houses. An officer reported resolving the issue by speaking with the caller and the owner of the drone.

A report of a disturbance at 12:25 p.m. Saturday at Tedeschi’s at 386 Lincoln Ave.; at 12:52 p.m. Sunday at 227 Walnut St.

A caller reported his car was stolen from the LA Fitness parking lot at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at 1450 Broadway. An officer reported the caller later stated that he forgot he took his wife’s car and everything was fine.

Fire

A report of a fire at 7:24 a.m. Monday at Aggregate Industries at 1831 Broadway. A caller reported a trailer with a heater attached on fire, with heavy smoke coming from the roof. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:59 a.m. Thursday at Walgreens at 1228 Broadway; at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at 17 Birch St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:13 p.m. Monday at Otte & Dwyer at 59 Appleton St. A caller reported damage to his work trucks, possibly from a BB gun.


SWAMPSCOTT

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:01 p.m. Wednesday at 61 Crescent St.

A cactus stands tall in Saugus

Here’s to AvalonBay for unveiling plans to keep the giant neon cactus towering over Route 1. The mega-developer wants to spend $100 million building an apartment and retail complex on the former Hilltop Steak House site and an artist’s rendering for the project features a slightly-redesigned cactus glowing in all of its glory.

AvalonBay, Essex Landing and other Route 1 development proposals on the drawing board are poised to redefine one of the North Shore’s major commercial thoroughfares. The region’s oldest generation barely remembers the days when Route 1 was a turnpike with jazz clubs and a quick stop at Perley-Burrill for a quick fill up

Younger residents grew up with Route 1 Mini-Golf, Kowloon, Hilltop and other iconic eateries and entertainment venues. Their children may have played a round of golf in the shadow of the orange dinosaur or visited Dodge City for a steak. But they mostly know Route 1 as a commercial strip featuring Square One Mall.

AvalonBay and Essex Landing are leading the way to redefine the road as a place to live and place to shop on a somewhat smaller scale. Thankfully, the developers behind both projects are committed to preserve icons of a bygone age on Route 1.

Saugus cooks up plan for Hilltop

The dinosaur will continue to stand its ground and serve as a reminder of the time when entertainment meant leaving the house for a drive to buy ice cream and have fun outdoors. Video games and social media weren’t even the stuff of fiction when an enterprising entrepreneur decided an eye-catching monster might attract business.

The cactus sign and the sprawling restaurant that once stood next to it are testaments to the immigrant ambition and drive that created Hilltop and Kowloon. The Hilltop wasn’t just a place to eat, it was a destination with a guarantee of good food.

Route 1’s revitalization may ultimately be transitory with the online retail boom eventually shifting swaths of businesses to a virtual dimension where customers buy goods by tapping a keyboard.

AvalonBay and Essex Landing and Saugus town officials may see Route 1’s future centered around residential development. AvalonBay’s housing plan is scaled to renters who want conveniences and amenities near their homes but don’t want to pay Boston rents and parking rates.

Progress and change along Route 1 will always outstrip state commitments to improve the road’s infrastructure. Major developments take four years to build, beginning with the planning stage, compared to road reconstruction projects stretching from one decade into another.

As change reshapes Route 1, it’s good to know the cactus and the dinosaur will continue to stand tall.

Police log: 1-19-2017

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

Amanda Dexter, 25, of 11 Cook St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday.

Christopher Everett, of 50 Cherry St., Plymouth, was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering daytime for a felony and larceny at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday.

Richard Giordano, 26, of 25 Washington St., Revere, was arrested and charged with larceny, Class A drug possession and on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, license not in possession and speeding at 5:49 p.m. Tuesday.

Isiah Gonzalez, 20, of 265 Euclid Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday.

Alex Graham, 40, homeless, was arrested and charged with home invasion, Class B drug possession, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and receiving stolen property at 2:44 a.m. Wednesday.

Gustave Olson, 36, of 1 Mallard Way, Gloucester, was arrested on warrant charges of OUI drugs third offense and Class A drug possession at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday at Lawton and Western avenues; at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday at 87 Oxford St.; at 8:07 p.m. Tuesday at 134 Chestnut St.; at 11:43 p.m. Tuesday at 139 W Neptune St.; at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday at Broad and Dexter streets

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 6:38 a.m. Wednesday at 127 Maple St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday at 11 Market Square.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday on Allen Avenue.

A report of a sexual assault at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday on Park Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Tilton Terrace; at 10:29 a.m. Wednesday at 205 Curwin Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:59 a.m. Wednesday at 5 Magner Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at 124 Central Ave.; at 4:03 p.m. Tuesday at 13 Newcastle St.; at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday at 501 Washington St.; at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday at 53 Union St.; at 11:52 p.m. Tuesday at 111 Washington St.; at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday at 38 Hanover St.; at 1:09 p.m. Wednesday at 52 Friend St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday on Quinn Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday at 400 Parkland Ave.; at 4:01 p.m. Tuesday at 100 Union St.; at 6:23 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Central Square; at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday at 67 Silsbee St.; at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday at 87 Centre St.; at 9:03 a.m. Wednesday at 21 Rogers Ave.

A report of a robbery at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 2:03 a.m. Wednesday at 119 Lewis St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday at 42 Pinkham St.

Police log: 1-18-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a suspicious Uber driver at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday at Humphrey Street and Broughton Road. A caller reported she got ab Uber ride from Salem and the driver was sketchy. He reportedly had an open container of alcohol and an invalid inspection sticker.

A report of a disturbance at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday on Crown Way. A caller reported there was a woman in a yellow car who was not allowing her daughter to get out of her car. Police reported a minor road rage incident took place; at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on Creesy Street. A caller reported her neighbor and their boyfriend were arguing loudly and throwing  clothes in the hallway; at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported that he witnessed a man giving the clerk a hard time. Police reported a disagreement over a sandwich.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday at PIne Grove at 261 Newbury St.; at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday at 42 Lynnfield St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at McDonalds at 133 Main St.


REVERE

Arrests

Erwin Herrera, 30, of 8 Montfern Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 12:07 p.m. Tuesday.

Angel Suarez, 24, of 34 Hillside Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 1:04 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Squire Road; at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday at Pizzeria Uno on Squire Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 3:07 a.m. Tuesday on Reservoir Avenue.

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday on Lowe Street Place; at 5:31 p.m. Tuesday on Reservoir Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:07 a.m. Tuesday at Laundromax on VFW Parkway; at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday at Planet Fitness on Charger Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday on Squire Road; at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road. David Lee Wells, 21, of 1535 North Shore Road, Apt. 3, was summoned for daytime breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor.

A report of bicycle theft at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday at Hill Park on Park Avenue.

Saugus cooks up plan for Hilltop

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

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — AvalonBay is proposing keeping the Hilltop Steak House iconic cactus sign with modifications to fit the incoming development, a $100 million development that includes 280 apartments in three buildings at the rear of the property and about 24,000 square feet of retail space in front.

Plans include parking throughout and a parking garage at the back for the former site of the 52-year-old landmark family restaurant, which closed in 2013, according to Michael Roberts, AvalonBay Communities’ senior vice-president of development. The proposal was presented to the Town Manager’s Economic Development Committee Tuesday night.  

The apartment buildings are configured to form a landscaped courtyard between them with outdoor amenities including a pool, grilling stations, outdoor fireplaces and dog parks.

There will be 16 studio, 122 one-bedroom and 142 two-bedroom apartments with 1.62 parking spaces per unit, said Roberts.

Each will have a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and open-concept living space. Each will be equipped with a washer and dryer, a walk-in closet and a form of outdoor space — either a patio or balcony.

Both a full-service and fast-service restaurant will be on site, as well as businesses such as a dry cleaners, hair salon, coffee shop and pharmacy.

There has been a lot of interest — we’ve been encouraged by that,” Roberts said.

MLK breakfast honors civil rights leader

The Virginia-based real estate investment trust that develops luxury housing owns more than 43,000 units in 10 states. Its project at Assembly Row in Somerville features apartments with first-floor retail space including Legal’s on the Mystic, Outback Steakhouse, J.Crew Factory, Brooks Brothers and several others.

AvalonBay intends to use the liquor license issued to High Country Investors, which has gone unused since the restaurant closed. High Country purchased the property in 2004 for $10.1 million.

The project is one of the first to go through the new development process outlined by a zoning overlay district for Route 1 in 2015, said Town Manager Scott Crabtree. The process requires approval from several town boards and a public forum to develop a master plan.

“This has been a long process for the community and the residents of Saugus,” Crabtree said. “We recently completed a Housing Production Plan that identifies the needs of the community. Now we’re at the ground floor as partners with the developers of AvalonBay to work out the design and proposal to be able to meet the needs that have been identified.”

AvalonBay altered aspects of its original plans from 2016 to better meet the zoning requirements and housing needs by eliminating the 20 three-bedroom apartments from the complex. Ten percent of the units will be affordable. Designers also included walkways and a Route 1 buffer, along with other modifications, said Roberts.

A traffic study estimated the project will add three to five new vehicle trips per minute during peak hours, when 7,000 to 9,000 cars pass the property per hour. A deceleration lane will be installed to aid the flow of traffic.

It’s estimated the project will create about 200 permanent jobs and about 200 temporary jobs during construction. Ongoing economic benefits are expected to include real estate, sales and excise taxes and water and sewer utility fees totaling $2 million each year. One-time economic benefits, including permitting and infrastructure improvements, will be about $1.7 million, said Roberts.

Once the project gains all necessary approvals, it is expected to be completed in two years.


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

Revere police officer accused of child abuse

By DAVID WILSON

REVERE — Two officers are on leave from the Revere Police Department pending an investigation after one was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of child abuse.

Marcos R. Garcia, of Saugus, was arrested Saturday by Massachusetts State Police. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday in Chelsea District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a child causing injury.

According to a news release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the evidence suggests that Garcia, 32, physically abused the 5-year-old child of a woman he was romantically involved with.

The child has been placed in the custody of a family member, the release said. The name and gender of the child are not being released.

Revere Police Lt. Amy O’Hara wrote in an email to The Item that Garcia has been with the department since August 2013. He is currently on paid administrative leave, she said.

The department also referred to a statement from Mayor Brian Arrigo’s Office, which said that two Revere police officers have been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation. The investigation is being conducted by Massachusetts State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the statement said.

On May 23, 2016, Garcia was one seven Revere officers awarded by Arrigo for acts of heroism. Garcia, along with two other officers, received medals for removing two victims from a motor vehicle and providing CPR at the Wonderland Marketplace on May 31, 2015. The medals are awarded at a ceremony each year.

Revere recognizes its finest


David Wilson can be reached at dwilson@itemlive.com.

Police log: 1-18-2017

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

Samnang Kuy, of 14 John St., Worcester, was arrested on a warrant charge of armed robbery at 9:33 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:36 p.m. Sunday at 57 Franklin St.; at 2:35 p.m. Sunday at 44 Western Ave.; at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at 780 Lynnway; at 10:27 p.m. Sunday at 630 Chestnut St.; at 11:02 a.m. Monday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 11:44 a.m. Monday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 12:53 p.m. Monday at 7-Eleven at 3 Lynnfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:47 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Street and Western Avenue; at 5:54 p.m. Sunday at Chatham and Essex streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:56 a.m. Monday at 71 Fernwood Ave.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:34 p.m. Sunday at 66 Harwood St.; at 8:34 a.m. Monday at 160 Neptune Blvd.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:03 a.m. Monday at 47 Flint St.; at 10:44 a.m. Monday at 29 Northern Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:43 p.m. Sunday at 1 Brightwood Terrace; at 3:47 p.m. Sunday at 66 Harwood St.; at 9:37 p.m. Sunday at 12 Fortesque Terrace; at 7:35 a.m. Monday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 2:12 p.m. Monday at Eutaw Avenue and Goodridge Street.

A report of a gunshot at 2:51 a.m. Monday on N Common Street.

A report of an injured police officer at 7:02 a.m. Monday at 55 Kevill Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:21 p.m. Sunday at 60 Adams St.; at 1:35 a.m. Monday at 171 Lewis St.; at 10:25 a.m. Monday at 279 Union St.; at 11:30 a.m. Monday at 152 Holyoke St.; at 12:02 p.m. Monday at 7 Southside Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 12:29 p.m. Monday at 32 Rogers Ave.

Police log: 1-17-2017


LYNNFIELD

Arrests

Charlie Ramos, 35, of 1 Bellevue Island, was arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery on a person 14 and over at 3:29 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:08 a.m. Monday on Condon Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:57 p.m. Monday at Route 128 Southbound, Exit 43; at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday at 846 Salem St. and 39 Munroe St. A car into a pole was reported.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:38 p.m. Friday at 2 Thomas Road; at 9:12 p.m. Friday at CMCS at 23 Center Village.

A report of a suspicious person at 10:03 p.m. Saturday at Route 128, Exit 41. A caller reported a person walking down the off ramp at Exit 41. Police were unable to find the person.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported the nursing home was pumping out water onto the street at 9:12 a.m. Monday on Lafayette Street. The caller thought the water would freeze over and create unsafe conditions.

A caller reported a truck dropped a load of sheet rock into the street art 11:08 a.m. Monday at Pleasant and Smith streets.

A caller reported finding a knife while in Chandler Hovey Park near the entrance at 12:36 p.m. Monday on Lighthouse Lane. The knife was turned in.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:21 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday on Shamrock Street; at 9:57 a.m. Tuesday at Sprint at 232 Andover St.; at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday at 309 Lowell St. and 2 Northshore Road.

Complaints

A report of threats at 5:47 p.m. Monday at 14 Farm Ave. A caller reported that a man was banging on his door with threats. David S. Delauri, 24, of 154 Newbury St., Apt. 9, was summoned for threat to commit a crime and assault.

A report of a disturbance at 10:04 p.m. Monday at 19 Sherman St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:23 p.m. Monday at 98 Central St. A caller reported someone keyed her car. Police reported the damage looked like it came from a door hitting the vehicle.


REVERE

Arrests

Anaeli Carrillo, 19, of 50 Brookvale Ave., Lynnfield, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 8:25 p.m. Friday.

Lex Chamblin, 19, of 82 Adams St., Malden, was arrested on warrants at 5:47 p.m. Friday.

Sabrina Crayton, 19, of 3 Norton St., Lynnfield, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 8:25 p.m. Friday.

Nicole O. Drummey, 19, of 47 Longbow Road, Danvers, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, buying/receiving a motor vehicle and contributing to the delinquency of a child at 7:27 p.m. Monday.

Scott C. Mehlinger, 29, of 193 Rice Ave., was arrested on warrants at 2:13 a.m. Monday.

William Morsh, 51, of 80 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on a warrant at 10:52 a.m. Saturday.

Christina Soares, 48, of 966 Shirley St., Apt. 1, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and trespassing at 10:47 p.m. Friday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:20 a.m. Friday at Revere Street and American Legion Highway; at 12:24 p.m. Friday at Beachmont Train Station on Winthrop Avenue; at 1:08 p.m. Friday on Copeland Circle. Anthony Michael Ferullo, 27, of 14 Union Ave., Everett, was summoned for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle; at 3:15 p.m. Friday at Augusta Heights Condo on Lee Burbank Highway; at 5:17 p.m. Friday at Barn Car Wash on Squire Road; at 5:38 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 5:53 p.m. Friday at Fenno on Borden Street; at 5:56 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 5:56 p.m. Friday at Wendy’s on Squire Road; at 7:21 p.m. Friday on Proctor Avenue. A 17-year-old juvenile was summoned for operating a motor vehicle without a license; at 11 p.m. Friday at Squire Road and Copeland Circle; at 1:10 p.m. Saturday at IHOP on Squire Road; at 7:57 p.m. Saturday on Sigourney Street; at 2:55 a.m. Sunday on American Legion Highway; at 7:32 a.m. Sunday at Salem Street and Overlook Ridge Drive; at 2:56 p.m. Sunday on Mountain Avenue; at 9:03 a.m. Monday at Sagamore Street and Beachland Avenue; at 4:48 p.m. Monday at Furlong Drive and Revere Beach Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:56 p.m. Friday at Rite Aid on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:55 a.m. Saturday on Brown Circle.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:05 p.m. Saturday at Exeter House on Charger Street; at 10:10 a.m. Sunday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:07 a.m. Friday on Ocean Avenue; at 12:03 p.m. Friday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 5:11 p.m. Friday at West Revere Health Center on Salem Street; at 10:20 p.m. Friday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 11:41 p.m. Friday on Wave Avenue; at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 1:39 p.m. Saturday at Sammy’s Patio on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 2:26 p.m. Saturday on Dix Street; at 2:47 p.m. Saturday at 7-Eleven on Shirley Avenue; at 4:09 p.m. Saturday at Gasco Oil on Broadway; at 11:55 p.m. Saturday on Standish Road; at 3:26 a.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 7:23 p.m. Sunday at Cronin Rink on Revere Beach Parkway; at 8:04 p.m. Sunday at Adams Court and Adams Street; at 10:02 p.m. Sunday on Yeamans Street; at 10:25 p.m. Sunday at Bark & Purr Grooming on Revere Street; at 4:03 a.m. Monday on Thornton Street; at 4:51 a.m. Monday on Ellerton Street; at 11:20 a.m. Monday on Glendale Street; at 1:31 p.m. Monday on Bixby Street; at 1:31 p.m. Monday on Kimball Avenue; at 6:08 p.m. Monday on Shirley Avenue; at 7:24 p.m. Monday on E Mountain Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:05 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 9:59 a.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 3:50 p.m. Saturday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 2:56 a.m. Sunday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:14 a.m. Friday on Harris Street; at 9:56 a.m. Saturday at Exeter House on Charger Street; at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Haddon Street; at 3:54 a.m. Monday on Madison Street; at 7:35 a.m. Monday on Amasa Street.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Burrill Street and Middlesex Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:16 p.m. Monday at Danvers Road and Essex Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12 a.m. Sunday at 330 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:42 p.m. Friday at 8 Sheridan Terrace; at 2:40 p.m. Saturday at 90 Galloupes Point Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:03 p.m. Saturday at 199 Burrill St.

Edward A. Krisiak, 68

SAUGUS — Edward A. Krisiak, 68, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 16 after a long and very hard-fought battle with cancer. He faced these challenges with faith and humor. He was the husband of Andrea M. (Large) Krisiak, his devoted wife who persevered with him on this fight. They shared 44 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn and raised in Saugus, he was the son of the late Edward and Alice (Alkonis) Krisiak. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Lynn and Wentworth Institute.

He worked at General Electric in Lynn as a process engineer and had endless other capabilities. Mr. Krisiak was a lifelong resident of Saugus and was very active at his church, New Hope Assembly.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Krisiak leaves one son, Jason Krisiak and his wife Jill; two daughters, Jodie Krisiak, Julie-Anne Aloise and her dear friend Nev Nerestant; five grandchildren, Jenna, Jake, Jessy, James and Arielle; one brother, Robert Krisiak. He was also the nephew of Brother Arcadius Alkonis C.F.X. and Doris R. Rogalski.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Thursday, 4-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at New Hope Assembly, 9 Assembly Drive, Saugus, on Friday at 11 a.m. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com.

Frances A. Hurd, 95

SAUGUS — Frances A. Hurd, 95, of Saugus, died Thursday at her home after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Norman Bradley Hurd, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.

Born in Lynn she was the daughter of the late James and Hannah (Donovan) Faneuf. She attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1941. She was employed at General Electric during WWII, after which she stayed at home to raise her family. Frances enjoyed traveling and walking the beach. She loved her family.

Frances is survived by one son, Lawrence and his wife Holly Hurd of Saugus, two daughters Nancy R. Parra of Saugus, Deborah S. Hurd of Wasilla, Alaska, a daughter-in-law Susan Hurd of Farmington, N.H., six grandchildren Daniel Parra of Maine, Maria Parra of Lynn, Deborah Parra of Lynn, Richard Hurd, Jr. of Exeter, N.H., Thomas Hurd of Alton, N.H., Kaitlyn Hurd of Alton, N.H., three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was also  the mother of the late Thomas and Richard Hurd, and grandmother of the late Matthew G. Scott.

Services information: Frances will be cremated on Tuesday Jan. 17 at Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem. Graveside services for Frances, her husband Norman, and her son Richard will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery on Thursday Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. to which relatives and friends are invited to attend, please meet at main entrance on Boston St. Please make memorial donations in Frances’ name to Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Assoc. and Hospice 178 Savin St. Suite 300 Malden, MA 02148. Guestbook at Parkermemorialfuneralhome.com.

Hazel A. Cordeau, 81

SAUGUS — Mrs. Hazel A. (Pinksten) Cordeau, age 81, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Monday morning. She was the wife of Walter William “Bill” Cordeau with whom she shared 60 years of marriage.

Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Anna May (O’Regan) Pinksten. A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Cordeau worked as an administrative assistant at Verizon’s Yellow Page Division.

Besides her husband she is survived by four sons; Daniel Cordeau and his wife Luanne of Concord, Walter R. Cordeau, Robert Cordeau and his wife Paola of Rowley, Paul Cordeau and his wife Brenda of Melrose and eight grandchildren. She was the sister of Charles Pinksten of Melrose and the former mother in law of Renee Cordeau. Mrs. Cordeau is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Care Dimensions, Ste. B-102, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA 01923.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. Funeral from the funeral home on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a procession to Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus for a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com.

Police log: 1-17-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Marvin Barrios, 29, of 31 Addison Ave., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 12:07 a.m. Monday.

Michelle Knox, 30, of 30 Harwood St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and disorderly conduct at 3:02 p.m. Sunday.

Jon Sanders, 50, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 1:57 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:08 p.m. Sunday at 5 Parker Ave.; at 10:23 p.m. Sunday at 41 Gardiner St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:11 a.m. Monday at 634 Walnut St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:46 a.m. Monday on Union Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:16 a.m. Monday at 599 Western Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:27 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Essex streets; at 3:20 a.m. Monday at Union Hospital at 500 Lynnfield St.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 5:13 p.m. Sunday at 99 Commercial St.

A report of a larceny at 9:22 a.m. Monday at 17 Mt Pleasant St.; at 10:47 a.m. Monday at 73 Holyoke St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:07 p.m. Sunday at 102 Henry Ave.; at 8:31 a.m. Monday at Convenience Plus at 225 Western Ave.

Police log: 1-16-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of Uber issues at 2:46 a.m. Monday on Front Street. A caller was a new Uber driver, and reported that he received a request for a ride somewhere on Front Street. He then received a “strange text” regarding complaints an Uber driver had left him stranded, but with no location or identity. He stated the call may have originated from Beverly.

A safe was reported found at 6:20 a.m. Monday on West Shore Drive. A caller stated he found a safe while walking his dog, describing it as 18 inches cubed. Police reported the safe seemed to have been ditched and not forced open. The safe was brought to the police station.

Fire

A report of a fire at 9:25 a.m. Sunday on Orne Street. A caller reported a small but fire, but they were able to extinguish it. The caller was afraid it might be in the walls. An outlet fire was reported and extinguished.


NAHANT

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:17 a.m. Friday on Walton Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 5:07 p.m. Thursday on Wilson Road.


PEABODY

Arrests

Aquiles Antonio Bernabe-Deleon, 25, of 255 Vine St., Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:20 p.m Sunday.

Richard J. Urbankiewicz, 41, of 6 Pierpont St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, strangulation or suffocation with serious bodily harm, OUI liquor, speeding and marked lanes violation at 11:15 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:25 p.m. Sunday at 10 Batchelder Ave.; at 11:27 a.m. Monday at Kappy’s Liquor at 175 Andover St.; at 11:29 a.m. Monday at State and Aborn streets; at 11:54 a.m. Monday on Route 128 North; at 12:16 p.m. Monday at The Ultimate at 130 Newbury St.; at 12:31 p.m. Monday at Route 128 South and Centennial Drive.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:10 p.m. Sunday on Mcintire Court.

Fire

A report of a structure fire at 7:44 p.m. Sunday at 611 Lowell St.

Santanello, Swampscott shut down Hamilton-Wenham

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Swampscott’s Senior forward Kevin Lombard skates away from Hamilton-Wenham’s Griffin Penn after the puck. 

By HAROLD RIVERA 

SALEM — When the Swampscott boys hockey team took the ice against Hamilton-Wenham last Saturday, the Big Blue were given all they could handle in a close 2-1 win. Monday night at Salem State’s Rockett Arena, Swampscott looked like an improved team.

Behind a pair of shorthanded goals from forward Stevie Santanello, the Big Blue rolled to a 4-0 shutout win over the Generals.

From the start of the game, Swampscott maintained control of the puck and kept it from the Generals. Big Blue coach Gino Faia was hoping to see his team start the game on a high note.

“We were hoping to come out to a faster start and move the puck,” Faia said. “We didn’t want guys doing individual things. We’re at our best when we get good puck movement and use our speed.”

Louis Olivieri found a good look at the net just 15 seconds into the game but his shot was saved by Generals goalie Finn Brophy. Santanello followed with a clear look a few minutes later but his shot was off the mark.

The Big Blue made clean passes throughout the first period but struggled to get the puck past Brophy. That changed when Olivieri picked up a loose puck and found the net to put Swampscott on the board at 1-0. Dom Codispoti earned the assist.

“It was a shot from the point from Dom Codispoti and Louis Olivieri got it from behind the goal line,” Faia said. “Quick hands, goalie was on the opposite side and he was able to come around and make a good play.”

The Big Blue were awarded a penalty in the final minutes of the period but Hamilton-Wenham’s defense stepped up to shut down the power play attack. Swampscott led 1-0 after the first period.

Swampscott began the second period on another power play, awarded with three seconds remaining in the first, but once again the Generals were able to escape unscathed. It wasn’t until Hamilton-Wenham was awarded a penalty, midway through the second period, when Swampscott added to its lead.

Santanello flicked one past Brophy to give Swampscott a 2-0 lead with seven minutes left in the period. The assist was credited to Olivieri.

“Louis Olivieri made a nice play to him up ice and he just came in off-wing and took a nice shot,” Faia said. “He was able to beat the goalie (Brophy), who played unbelievable for them tonight.”

Carrying a 2-0 advantage into the third period, the Big Blue were able to ice the victory with a pair of goals.

With 13 minutes remaining Oliveri and Santanello connected again, as the latter scored his second goal of the contest to make it 3-0 in favor of the Big Blue.

Two minutes later Brett Benoit scored to make it 4-0 and the Big Blue cruised to the win. The assists on the goal were credited to Drew Olivieri and David Peterson. The point was Drew Olivieri’s first for the varsity squad.

Swampscott goalie Victor Kratik earned the shutout win in net, making six saves in the contest.

The Big Blue are back in action on Wednesday when they host a talented Saugus team at Salem State.

“I just went to watch Saugus today, they’re playing really well,” Faia said. “They have a lot speed and they play a tenacious game. They’re playing with confidence so that’ll be a big test.”


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

Francis J. McNulty, 85

LYNNFrancis Joseph McNulty, a long-time resident of Lynn, passed away on Friday evening, Jan. 13, 2017, in the Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn at the age of 85. Born in Saugus on Aug. 9, 1931, he was the son of the late Daniel B. and Mary A. (Hurley) McNulty. Frank was raised and educated in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. After school, Frank enlisted into the U.S. Navy. He entered into to active duty on Nov. 18, 1948, and served until Aug. 13, 1952. The very next day, Aug. 14, Frank joined the U.S. Army to help fight for our country during the Korean War. He served bravely until his honorable discharge on Aug. 6, 1954. Upon his discharge, Frank had attained the rank of Corporal and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, a Bronze Service Star, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Frank was a long-time laborer with the Teamsters Union and had worked for many years at General Builder’s Supply in Norwood before moving on to Nonantum Lumber Yard in Watertown from where he retired. Frank leaves his children: Kenneth F. McNulty of Kingston, N.H., Francis J. McNulty Jr. and his wife, DoriAnn of Lynn, Daniel J. McNulty and his wife, Dawn of Beverly, Maureen DeMello of N.C., Marjorie A. Macarelli and her husband, Edward of Groveland, Carol A. Brady and her husband, Shawn of Lynn, Deborah A. McNulty of Lynn, Nancy A. McNulty of Lynn, Dawn M. McNulty and her husband, Charles Self of Lynn, and JoAnne L. Castellarin and her husband, David of Middleton. Frank also is survived by his 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren as well as his brothers; Raymond McNulty of Florida and Ed McNulty of Chelmsford.

Service information: At the family’s request, services will be held privately. Frank’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Life Care Center of the North Shore for all of their exceptional care and compassion. Arrangements are under the direction of CUFFE-McGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn. cuffemcginn.com.

Police log: 1-14-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Jaclyn Fournier, 22, of 35 Downey Rd., Peabody, was arrested and charged with possession of A Class C drug, OUI , and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 12:38 a.m.  Thursday.

Liz Garcia, of 14 Chase St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 3:18 p.m. Thursday.

William Peralta, 33, of 16 Pinkham Pl., was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 2:40 a.m. Friday.

James Wiebe, 52, homeless, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and trespassing at 12:17 p.m.Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:42 p.m. Thursday at 985 Western Ave.; at 3:12 p.m. at 109 Memorial Park Ave.; at 4:01 p.m. at 151 Central Ave.; at 4:46 p.m. at 62 Henry Ave.; at 5:02 p.m. on Bradford Road; at 5:33 p.m. on Broadway; at 6:19 p.m. at 104 South Common St.; at 6:30 p.m. at 38 North Franklin St.; at 6:37 p.m. at 621 Western Ave.; at 7:34 p.m. on Essex Street; at 10:47 p.m. at 174 Broadway; at 3:47 a.m. Friday on Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of threats at 9:16 a.m. Thursday at 210 Lewis St.

A report of a disturbance at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at 161 Broadway; at 10:51 a.m. at 139 Central Ave.; at 3:21 p.m. at 127 Washington St.; at 11:57 p.m. at 29 Morris St.; at 11:59 p.m. at 44 Intervale St.; at 2:29 a.m. Friday at 10 Bates St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at 51 Franklin St.; at 2:36 p.m. at 204 Washington St.

A report of trespassing at 11:29 a.m. Thursday at 20 Essex Circle.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:34 p.m. Thursday at 47 Mt. Pleasant St.; at 2:40 p.m. at 31 Stetson St.; at 3:46 p.m. at 35 Tracy Ave.

A report of vandalism at 1:28 p.m. Thursday at 133 Broadway; at 4:58 p.m. at 9 Milton St.; at 9:23 p.m. at 11 Margin St.

A report of a fight at 3:54 p.m. Thursday on Autumn Street; at 7:54 p.m. on Broadway; at 8:25 p.m. on Marianna Street

A report of an uninvited guest at 4:40 p.m. Thursday at 124 Green St.; at 5:29 p.m. at 826 Boston St.; at 6:03 p.m.at 12 Hutchinsons Ct.

A report of larceny at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at 50 Western Ave.

A report of an overdose at 7:38 p.m. Thursday on Marianna Street.

A report of neighbor problems at 8:14 p.m. Thursday at 94 Chatham St.

A report of a con/scam at 9:49 p.m. Thursday at 88 Clairmont St.

A report of a missing person at 10:41 p.m. Thursday at 70 Walnut St.

A report of an assault at 12:26 a.m. Friday at 174 Broadway.

A report of an unknown problem ar 2:26 a.m. Friday at 604 Essex St.

Police log: 1-13-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of an accidental 911 call at 7:56 a.m. Thursday on Village Street.

A report of a phone scam at 9:27 a.m. Thursday on Atlantic Avenue.

A report of larceny at 10:38 a.m. Thursday on Robert Road. Caller reported $1000 in tools were stolen from a job site.

A report of a car blocking the street at 2:14 p.m. Thursday on Hooper Street.

A report of lost checks at 2:44 p.m. Thursday on Gerry Street. Caller reports she lost two checks.

A report of an erratic driver at 6:55 p.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street.

A report of loud music at 12:51 a.m. Friday on Farrell Court.

A report of a lost phone at 1:25 a.m. Friday on Martin Street.


PEABODY

Arrests

John Nelson, 42, was arrested and charged with OUI  and wreckless operation of a motor vehicle at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at 19 Benevento Circle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:23 a.m. Thursday on Magnolia Way.

A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 8:29 a.m. Thursday at 5212 Crane Brook Way. Air was let out of tires during the night.

A report of a  female citizen approached by a man in a white vehicle at 9:09 a.m. Thursday on Magnolia Way.

A report of a lost/stolen license plate at 11:59 a.m. Thursday at 3 Englewood Rd.

A report of fraud at 4:39 p.m. Thursday at 19 Howley St.

A report of youths panhandling at 4:51 p.m. Thursday on Lowell Street.

A report of a verbal argument between customers at 7:38 p.m. Thursday at The Outback Steakhouse.

A report of an harassment issue on Facebook at 8:20 p.m. Thursday on Loris Road.

A report of runaway at 11:55 a.m. Friday on Harris Street.


REVERE

Arrests

Aneudy Cleto-Bello, 20, of 172 Washington St., was arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the drug law, and distribution of a Class A drug at 11:40 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:57 p.m. Thursday on Ward Street.

Complaints

A report of a 911 hang up at 1:56 a.m. Thursday on Harris Street; at 5:46 p.m. on Broadway; at 8:06 p.m. on North Shore Road.

A report of a citizen assist at 8:40 a.m. Thursday on Broadway; at 9:49 a.m. on Pleasant Street.

A report of larceny at 10:49 a.m. Thursday on Oakwood Avenue; at 11:55 a.m. on Squire Road

A report of a disturbance at 12:50 p.m on Broadway ; at 9:40 p.m. on Agatha Street

A report of an abandoned motor vehicle at 1:40 p.m. Thursday on Lincoln Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 2:05 p.m. Thursday on Garfield Avenue; at 9:54 p.m. on Revere Beach Boulevard.

A report of an auto theft at 9:16 p.m. Thursday on Florence Avenue.

A report of harassment 10:31 p.m. Thursday on Bellingham Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a hit and run accident at 10:17 a.m.Thursday at 25 Seagirt Ave. Caller reports he heard loud noise during the night and found his car damaged in the morning.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:11 p.m. Thursday on Essex Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:44 a.m. Friday at 1450 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a motor vehicle break in at 9:37 a.m. Thursday at 25 Seagirt Ave.; at 10:37 a.m. at 12 Juliette Rd.

A report of an accidental 911 call at 12:31 p.m. Thursday at 1715 Broadway.

A report of a ladder in the middle of Route One South at 2:09 p.m. Thursday.

A report of larceny at 4:52 p.m. Thursday at 1450 Broadway.

A report of an unwanted party at 11:53 p.m. Thursday at 948 Broadway.

A report of larceny of  a motor vehicle at 2:38 a.m. Friday at 16 Arrowhead Dr.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:52 a.m. Thursday at 450 Paradise Rd.; at 12:13 p.m. at 450 Paradise Rd.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:34 a.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street.

A report of a 911 hang up at 12:20 p.m. Thursday at 450 Paradise Rd.

A report of a lost article at 5:20 p.m. Thursday at 109 Elmwood Dr.

 

 

 

Robert J. Grella, 85

HOOKSETT, N.H. — Robert Joseph Grella, 85, of Hooksett, N.H., formerly of Lynn and Saugus, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Catholic Memorial Hospital in Manchester.

Born in Everett, he was the son of the late Anthony and Joan (Chrisafulli) Grella, and former husband of Margaret (Ramsdell) Grella and is survived by his longtime companion Gail Restalli of Hooksett, N.H. He attended Saugus schools and graduated from Saugus High School where he played hockey and participated with duties on the football team.

He was employed by General Electric prior to his enlistment in the United States Navy where he was stationed in San Diego, Calif., prior to deployment to Guam during the Korean War. He was known as “Popeye.” He also worked for the United States Postal Service prior to retirement and worked locally as a self-employed mason.

Coach Grella participated in the development of Lynn and Nahant Youth Hockey where he coached and mentored the city’s youth, teaching them how to skate at the hockey clinic, while coaching traveling teams and in-house teams. Robert also coached Central Little League and Babe Ruth in the city of Lynn, and played hockey in the General Electric City League.

Robert is survived by his three sons, Robert Grella and his late wife Sharon of Beverly, Kevin Grella of Lynn, Michael and his wife Cecilia of Saugus and former wife Josephine; three daughters, Kathie Porter and her husband Rusty, Debbie Grella and her companion Patrick O’Connor, Karen Watler and her husband Harold; his brother, Tom Grella of Amherst, N.H.; his sisters, Dolores Caggiano and Patricia Copeland, both of Saugus; 12 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend Bob’s memorial service on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 12 p.m. in the NADWORNY Funeral Home, 798 Western Ave., Route 107, Lynn, MA 01905. Interment in Riverside Cemetery in Saugus. Visiting hours will be before the service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For directions and guest book nadwornyfuneralhome.com. A celebration of life will be held after the graveside service at the Knights of Columbus, Lynnfield Street, Lynn.

 

Robert M. Butler, 64

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saugus steps into another dimension

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Jane Willwerth creates a butterfly with the 3D pen in the teen room of the Saugus Library.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The Saugus Public Library is finding fun ways to expose children and teenagers to new technology, with 3D printing pens and electronic building blocks.

“We’re exposing them to new technology because they’re going to need it,” said Young Adult librarian Lisa LeJeune. “In school, they’re doing coding projects. They’re going to need (the skills) for their jobs one day — and it’s fun.”

The library has two Soyan 3D printing pens and offers a two-hour instructional class on how to use them to draw personalized creations.

The ship may be sinking

The classes are given by LeJeune every Thursday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. in the teen room. Two people can participate in each class and should sign up with LeJeune ahead of time to reserve a space.

To create an object, the user chooses a laminated template that the plastic will not stick to. Long, thin plastic ropes are fed through the pen, melted and pushed through the pen’s tip. The process is similar to using a hot glue gun. Objects are created by slowly drawing shapes and melting them together.

LeJeune said the pens were a fairly inexpensive investment that fit with the library’s initiative to offer more marker-style activities. They’re sold on Amazon for $40. Other brands range from about $25 to more than $100.

“A lot of libraries are doing marker spaces,” she said. “I used to do more traditional crafts but there was more of an interest in technology.”

Kai Burgos, 10, has dreams of becoming a computer programmer and designing videogames when he’s an adult. He participated in the 3D pen course Thursday afternoon.

“I’ve tried it before but not too much,” Burgos said. “My cousin got one for Christmas.”

His mother, Jane Willwerth, said he has always been interested in building toys, including Legos.

“It’s a good, quiet, winter activity,” she said. “It’s something to do indoors when it’s cold out and he loves art.”

LeJeune is planning to add a Saturday littleBits course to the rotation. littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks that snap together with small magnets. Each serves a different function. When they are placed together, different things can be created, like a drawer alarm or a small fan.


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

Saugus debates pros + cons of all-day K

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The All Day Kindergarten Task Force is making strides to provide a richer educational experience to all kindergarten students, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

“It’s always better to have quality teachers for a full day than quality teachers half day,” said Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi.

The task force formed in November at the request of school committee member Peter Manoogian. The group includes an elementary school principal, two kindergarten teachers, a town meeting member, a few parents, Manoogian and DeRuosi.

Tuition for all-day kindergarten is $2,700. There is no tuition for half-day kindergarten. Each year, 10 full-day scholarships are awarded based on financial need.

“What was apparent to me — the compelling reason (half day students) weren’t enrolled (in full day kindergarten) is the $2,700 (cost),” Manoogian said. “Poverty should not hold back the ability of a child to achieve. There is new growth in this town and I believe that it is wrong that we’re leaving kids behind. I think the whole community needs to have this feeling.”

Working together as a group, they took questions from the school committee about how a free all-day kindergarten program would work. They researched, met with other school departments who have implemented a program, and Thursday, provided answers to everything from a prediction of how many kids would be enrolled, to where possible funding could come from, DeRuosi said.

Children in the full-day program spend 60 minutes on math, 60 on social studies and 60 on English language arts each day, he said. Alternatively, students in the half-day program spend about 30 minutes on each.

“Kindergarten isn’t what it used to be back when I was in kindergarten,” DeRuosi said. “These kids are really in there working now — they’re ready to read when they come out of kindergarten.”

“I think it’s beneficial — I don’t think anybody could argue the fact that all-day kindergarten is very beneficial,” said Jeannie Meredith, chairwoman of the school committee. “I had one child that went half days and one child that went full days. The difference was, my daughter who went full days could read by the end of kindergarten. My other daughter had to be tutored because I wanted her to be able to read before the first grade.”

While all parties involved can see the value, Meredith said there’s a question of whether the timing is off. As part of a complete overhaul of Saugus Public Schools, by 2020, the number of school buildings could be condensed to just three. A lower elementary school would serve Pre-K through grade 2 students; an upper elementary would serve grades 3-5; and, through the project closest to fruition, the middle and high school would share a single building.

The new school structure would replace the existing Pre-K, four elementary schools, middle and high school. Fewer schools would mean less operating costs and more money in the school budget, Meredith said.

DeRuosi proposed funding options including creating a stabilization account earmarked only for the use of providing kindergarten; looking for grants; exploring the town’s new economic growth; using Chapter 70 funds; or finding a way to fit it into the school budget.

“The task force, in my opinion, was a good opportunity to begin to flush out some of the options that are out there,” DeRuosi said. “For everything we looked at, we came up with a few more questions. The overall goal is to begin to look at (whether) we can fund it and how we can sustain it. That’s the biggest thing. You can build a program and fund it for a year or two, but you have to look at long-term capacity.”

The school committee voted to ask town meeting to support the efforts by forming an additional group to research funding options at the next annual town meeting.

Lynn Rotary Club plays defining role


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

An all-encompassing plan in Saugus

Saugus is on the right track with its decision to explore offering parents all-day kindergarten. School committee members are trying the concept out in discussions with educators that are sure to expand into conversations with parents and teachers. All-day kindergarten is not a revolutionary concept, much less a new one. But it increasingly makes sense to offer a full school day to young children at a time when academic testing and technology are dominating classroom influences.

The days of the school system’s youngest children napping on rugs brought from home and eating snacks until mom picks them up have gone the way of school desk ink wells and discipline administered with rulers.

Modern American school systems immerse children in reading and numeric identification. They engage them in drills designed to make them early-age conversationalists and they build on essential skills many children already mastered in preschool programs.

Introducing all-day kindergarten provides a variety of advantages for educators and parents as well as children. A longer kindergarten school day helps some parents better manage childcare and work responsibilities. A longer day also gives children more time to hone socialization skills and start down the path of reading and number identification.

Making the past present in Swampscott

Saugus’ careful look at all-day kindergarten coincides with a concerted effort by public school leaders to revamp the way town schools are organized. A bold plan outlined by Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi encompasses new ways of looking at how children are educated in elementary-level and middle-school grades.

Saugus will need state tax dollars to build the kind of new schools DeRuosi is talking about. But parents and local educators can expand the conversation about the merits of allowing students to learn together for an extended number of years.

A good foundation for this socialization and education concept is all-day kindergarten. Learning to love school as a kindergartner sets the stage for a student to expand academic interest and participation through the early teenage years.

In an age of instant communication and instant information, children need to put their best foot forward on the path of education. Saugus educators are taking that suggestion to heart as they craft a plan for revitalizing local schools.

Police log: 1-13-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Axel Augustin, 18, of 52 New Park St., was arrested and charged on a courtesy booking at 6:14 a.m. Wednesday.

Raymond Bryant, 63, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday.

Benjamin Caron, 30, of 40 Cedar St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and Class C drug possession at 8:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Daniel Caron, 27, of 6 Beach Ave., Swampscott, was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, destruction of property and disturbing the peace at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday.

Aneudy Cleto-Bello, 20, of 172 Washington St., was arrested and charged on a courtesy booking at 6:45 a.m. Thursday.

Jhonny Gonzalez, 31, of 96 Alley St., was arrested and charged on a courtesy booking at 6:33 a.m. Thursday.

James Hickey, 28, of 133 Franklin St., Stoneham, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and Class B drug possession at 8:28 p.m. Wednesday.

George Morales-Tapia, 23, of 182 Chestnut St., was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and on warrant charges of two counts of trespassing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, Class B drug possession, Class E drug possession, destruction of property, and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor at 10:50 a.m. Thursday.

Aaron Mwankuga, 25, of 78 Central Ave., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Ashley Thibault was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession and sexual conduct for a fee at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday at 143 South St.; at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday at 85 Euclid Ave.; at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday at 240 Broadway; at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday at 335 Union St.; at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday on Chase Road; at 12:42 p.m. Thursday at MBTA Garage at 985 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday at Commercial and S Common streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:51 p.m. Wednesday at AL Prime Energy at 969 Western Ave.; at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday art 156 Broad St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at 51 Franklin St.; at 12:13 p.m. Thursday at 3 Drexel Terrace; at 12:32 p.m. Thursday at 29 Morris St

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at 127 Washington St.; at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday at 16 Etna Place; at 7:42 a.m. Thursday at 53 Groveland St.; at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at 303 Broadway; at 8:56 a.m. Thursday at 303 Broadway; at 10:20 a.m. Thursday at 161 Broad St.; at 10:51 a.m. Thursday at Essex County Juvenile Court at 139 Central Ave.

A report of a gunshot at 4:14 a.m. Thursday at 11 Margin St. The call was unfounded.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:31 p.m. Wednesday on Sagamore Street; at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday at Taco Bell at 126 Boston St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:22 p.m. Wednesday at CVS at 200 S Common St.; at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday at 43 Childs St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 8:37 a.m. Thursday at 185 Lewis St.
Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:28 p.m. Thursday at 133 Broadway.

Police log: 1-12-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday on Elm Street. An oil delivery man reported that when he made a delivery, there was a real sketchy man outside the residence he had not seen before. The man was pacing back and forth while talking on a cell phone. Police reported the man in question was taking down his Christmas lights and has lived there for two years.

A report of kids on the pond at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday on Marion Road. A caller reported kids on the pond and he could see open water near the middle. Police reported no broken areas on the ice.


PEABODY

Arrests

John Paul Nelson, 42, of 24 Emily Lane, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 9:25 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service at 175 Washington St.; at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday at Trader Joe’s at 300 Andover St.; at 9:25 a.m. Thursday at 19 Benevento Circle. A car into a pole was reported. John Paul Nelson, 42, of Peabody was arrested for OUI drugs.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday at 210 Andover St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday at Gulf Station at 136 Newbury St. A clerk reported a U-Haul driver filled up with gas and left without paying.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday at 10 Holten St.; at 8:29 a.m. Thursday at 5212 Crane Brook Way. A caller reported damage to her vehicle. An officer reported that an unknown person let the air out of the tires on the left side of the vehicle.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford Park and Revere Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday on Brown Circle; at 1:17 p.m. Wednesday on Mahoney Circle; at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday at Lyn’s One Hour Cleaners on Atlantic Avenue; at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday at Mobil Gas Station on Squire Road; at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday on Cushman Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday on Proctor Avenue; at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday on Arnold Street; at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday on Kimball Avenue; at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Isle Condo Trust on Bennington Street; at 10:27 p.m. Wednesday on Endicott Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:26 a.m. Wednesday at Surfside Apartments on Ocean Avenue; at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday at Beach Street and North Shore Road.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a dog struck by a motor vehicle at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Saville St. The caller reported the dog was still breathing, but no owner was on scene and there were no tags on the animal. Police reported the dog was a Jack Russell terrier. Animal Control removed the dog and took it to the pound.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Woods at 73 Chestnut St. A fight between two females was reported; at 10:17 p.m. Wednesday at Saugus Mobile Home Park at 846 Broadway. A caller reported hearing gunshots earlier that morning and came across a bullet in her trailer.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Street and Lincoln Avenue. A caller reported three males, with one possibly in possession of a small handgun. The man reportedly with the handgun was described as wearing a blue t-shirt and green track pants. Police reported searching to the Revere line and were unable to find the caller or man matching the description; at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday on Prankers Pond. Police reported discovering three tents in the woods with propane tanks, but nobody was in the area.


SWAMPSCOTT

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday at 21 Erie St.

Complaints

A report of an injured police officer at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday at 531 Humphrey St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday at 20 Outlook Road.

Police log: 1-12-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Ivan Andujar, of 16 Essex St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of witness intimidation at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday.

Matthew Donovan, of 3 Kingsley Terrace, was arrested on a warrant at 3:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Anfernee Ortega, 19, of 28 Curwin Terrace, was arrested and charged with speeding, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to signal and Class D drug possession with intent to distribute at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Daniel Reynoso, of 39 Newhall St., was arrested on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and state highway signal/sign/marking at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday.

Jonathan Roy, of 1 Loring Ave., Swampscott, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny, breaking and entering nighttime for a felony, receiving stolen property and larceny at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday.

Mark Szczesuil, 49, of 163 Hamilton St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with probation/parole violation at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday at Silsbee and Union streets; at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday at Broad Street and Oxford Terrace; at 11:37 a.m. Wednesday at Spencer Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday at 261 Boston St.; at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday at Goldthwait Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday at 84 Orchard St.; at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday at Commercial and Summer streets; at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday at Goodridge Street and Tracy Avenue; at 2:59 p.m. Wednesday at Richdale at 149 Walnut St.

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday on Fayette Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at 224 Washington St.; at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday at 31 Franklin St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:31 a.m. Wednesday at 18 Lloyd St.; at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael’s Hall at 61 West St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at 5 Roy Terrace; at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday on Common Street; at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday at 162 Washington St.; at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday at 62 Johnson St.; at 10:07 p.m. Tuesday at 178 Chestnut St.; at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday at 25 W Green St.; at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at 7-Eleven at 3 Lynnfield St.; at 10:48 p.m. Tuesday at 25 W Green St.; at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday at Lido Cafe at 106 Federal St.; at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at 17 Linden St.; at 10:16 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Andrew St.; at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday at Bank of America at 1 State St.; at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday at Brothers Deli at 41 Market St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:28 .m. Wednesday on Broad Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday at 80 Park St.; at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday at 40 Baltimore St.; at 6:52 p.m. Tuesday at 20 Astor St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday at 217 Washington St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at 39 Mountain Ave.

Beverly restaurant owners plead to $6M fraud


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday on Beringer Way. A caller reported she could see on her “nest camera” that it appeared that four males entered her work’s warehouse and “came out holding something.” She did not know if they left in a vehicle and believed that the items that were taken were about the size of a pizza box.


PEABODY

Arrests

Querene Q. Joseph, 54, of 96 Edith St., Apt. 1, Everett, was arrested and charged with larceny at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday.

Angel C. Merida, 64, of 61 Newhall St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, no inspection/sticker and failure to yield at an intersection at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Warren St. and 52 Central St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday at 278 Lynn St.; at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday at 272 Lynn St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Dudley St. A caller reported two males in the vicinity carrying what appeared to be rifles. Police spoke with the men and learned the rifles were actually pellet guns.

A report of a disturbance at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Truman Road. A caller reported someone was possible trying to gain entrance into her residence. An officer checked the residence with the homeowner and there was no one in the cellar, no tracks in the snow and no signs of forced entry; at 11:44 a.m. Wednesday at Mobile Store at 100 Main St.

Fire

A report of a car fire at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at 8 Holden St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday at 22 Dalton Court. A broken rear windshield was reported; at 11:50 am. Wednesday at 10 Holten St. An officer reported that the windshield was smashed.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday at 50 Forest St. A vehicle into a pole was reported. Police reported significant pole damage.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday on Sampson Street. A caller reported a male trapped in an oil truck that rolled over and was leaking oil. The person was extricated and taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at Main and Franklin streets.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Putney Eskridge, 23, of 95 Cook St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:08 a.m. Tuesday at Paradise Citgo at 219 Paradise Road.

Vandalism

A report of a motor vehicle vandalism at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at 65 Buena Vista St.; at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday at 84 Essex St.

Priscilla St. Pierre, 92

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

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

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

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

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

Dog days at Breakheart Reservation

PHOTO BY PAULA MULLER
Amy Wedge with her dog, Azia, and Farrah Keegan with Rosie, walk out of Breakheart Reservation after taking their dogs to the dog park.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Swimming may be off limits, but activity is far from frozen at Breakheart Reservation during the winter months.

Visitors can bring their four-legged friends to Bark Place, a dog park located about a quarter-mile into the woods from the Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center.

The park is a large, fenced-in space where dogs can run around off leash. It was built about a decade ago when Ed Murray, the former president of the Friends of Breakheart, worried there wasn’t a place for people to bring their pets, said Peter Rossetti, the current president. Murray, who died in 2012, named the park after his dog Barkley.

Pat Jozsa, a longtime member of the Friends of Breakheart, said Bark Place has been a sanctuary for many residents’ pets, including her own.

“A lot of smaller dogs and younger dogs that need to exercise use the dog park,” Jozsa said. “It’s great for bringing puppies and just starting to get them acquainted with other animals.”

The fenced-in area has two gates to prevent escapees from running free, she said. The fencing is tall enough that they can’t jump over.

“It’s a great size and it’s always well maintained,” she said. “It gets a lot of use in the summer months but it’s open in the winter too.”

One step at a time for Saugus firefighter

The 652-acre state park has much to offer to more than just its furry visitors.

“For a lot of people it’s just going to the Visitor’s Center, especially if there’s a fire going,” said Jozsa. “It’s just so relaxing and cozy — especially when it’s snowing.”

The visitor center remains open throughout the season. The park has many outdoor amenities that carry over into the colder months. Avid hikers seek views of the park’s two freshwater lakes and section of the Saugus River. Seven rocky hills offer a look at Boston, southern New Hampshire and Central Massachusetts.

Ranger Dan’s Nature Walks are family-friendly paced hikes offered every Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. An advanced hike that is several miles long and guided by park rangers is offered periodically.

Bird watchers, fishers, cross country skiers and nature lovers show up during the coldest season, said Rossetti.

Special events, including a Tai Chi lesson with state Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus) and movie nights will be offered.

“They’ll show a movie on a Friday evening and we’ll give them popcorn,” Rossetti said. “They can sit by the fire and watch a movie. It gives the parents a little break.”

A naturalist will guide a specialized hike and lesson on animal tracks, he said.

“When my kids were younger, one of our favorite things was wandering into the woods and looking for tracks in the snow and trying to figure out what the tracks were,” said Jozsa.

In February, maple sugaring season will begin. Rossetti said the Friends are hoping for adequate funding to allow them to continue their regular programs, which includes field trips, tours and maple syrup tasting.


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

Police log: 1-11-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Amanda Dexter, 25, of 11 Cook St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 8:25 p.m. Monday.

Franklin Evans, of 7 Temple St., Cambridge, was arrested on a warrant charge of trespassing at 3:29 p.m. Monday.

Luis Gonzalez, of 183 Beacon Hill Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering nighttime for a felony, malicious wanton property defacement, forgery of a check, uttering a false check, attempt to commit a crime and receiving stolen property at 8:07 a.m. Tuesday.

Judith Phillips, of 11 Pattys Way, was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday.

Anthony Rando, 34, of 6 Perkins St., was arrested and charged with trespassing, motor vehicle breaking and entering with nothing stolen and attempt to commit a crime at 2:45 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:39 p.m. Monday at 40 Franklin St.; at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday at 140 Union St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 6:38 p.m. Monday at Essex and Liberty streets; at 8:36 p.m. Monday at 395 Essex St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:08 a.m. Tuesday on Olive Street; at 7:43 am. Tuesday at 7 Birch St.; at 1:16 p.m. Tuesday at 1067 Western Ave.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday on Light Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:25 p.m. Monday at 124 Green St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:59 p.m. Monday on Liberty Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:43 p.m. Monday on O’Callaghan Way; at 2:55 p.m. Monday at 342 Walnut St.; at 4:13 p.m. Monday at 303 Broadway; at 5:48 p.m. Monday at 303 Broadway; at 12 a.m. Tuesday at 170 Oxford St.; at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday at 107 Myrtle St.; at 8:36 a.m. Tuesday at Connery Elementary School at 50 Elm St.; at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday at 20 Huss Court; at 2:24 p.m. Tuesday at 335 Union St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:12 p.m. Monday at 8 Amity St.; at 5:04 p.m. Monday at 24 Estes St.; at 7:08 p.m. Monday at 145 Lewis St.; at 10:43 p.m. Monday at 26 W Baltimore St.; at 11:58 a.m. Tuesday at 22 Elmwood Ave.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 9:28 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Keslar Ave.

Police log: 1-10-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:12 a.m. Friday at Durham Drive and Willowby Way; at 6:35 p.m. Friday at 771 Salem St. and 462 S Broadway; at 10:13 p.m. Friday at 807 Salem St. and 5 Canterbury Road; at 11:59 a.m. Saturday at 585 Salem St. and 1087 Summer St.; at 5:08 p.m. Sunday on Route 128 Southbound.

Fire

A report of a fire coming from across the pond at 8:15 p.m. Monday at 2 Wymon Way. The fire department reported burning of christmas trees on the pond behind 159 Bourque Road.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Kevin Patrick Driscoll, 50, of 38 Cloutmans Lane, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on a warrant at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a car vs. truck at 7:56 a.m. Monday on Turner Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:05 a.m. Monday on Turner Road; at 1:48 p.m. Monday on Roundhouse Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:05 a.m. Monday on Tower Way; at 12:57 a.m. Tuesday on Cloutmans Lane. A single car crash into a pole and curb was reported. Kevin Patrick Driscoll, 50, of Marblehead, was arrested.

A caller reported a customer was inside the store and was a little shaken up after striking a few parked vehicles on the street at 11:01 a.m. Monday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of an oil spill outside school at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday at Gerry School on Elm Street. A caller reported an oil leak in the basement. The caller stated a nozzle snapped off and there was a reportable quantity of oil spilled outside the school. The school was closed and children were relocated to Coffin School. The fire department responded.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:34 p.m. Monday at 105 Lowell St. and 6 Crowinshield St.; at 4:08 p.m. Monday at 6 Essex Place; at 7:54 p.m. Monday at McDonalds at 133 Main St. A caller reported a dark colored sedan struck the building. Police reported the vehicle was removed from the side of the building; at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St. A vehicle off the road into the woods was reported; at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday at Route 128 Overpass on Farm Avenue; at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday at Container Store at 210C Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:02 a.m. Tuesday at West Branch Library at 603 Lowell St.

Complaints

A report of a suicide attempt at 5:57 p.m. Monday on Newbury Street. A caller reported her adult son cut himself and locked himself in his room. He was taken to Beverly Hospital.

A report of a disturbance at 7:18 p.m. Monday at 4 Lincoln Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:33 p.m. Monday at 56 Pine St. A caller reported she never received a package, but FedEx told her it was delivered. The package of assorted charms was valued at $1,142.


REVERE

Arrests

Judith A. Cerundolo, 53, of 101 Pearl Ave., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Nicholas M. Couch, 26, of 252 Cooledge St., was arrested on a warrant at 11:31 a.m. Monday.

Steven Michael Hescock, 19, of 27 William Road, Billerica, was arrested on a warrant at 5:24 p.m. Monday.

Grace M. Serrano, 27, of 28 Constitution Ave., was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault with intent to murder, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:52 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:47 p.m. Monday on Copeland Circle; at 5:28 a.m. Tuesday at North Shore Road and Mills Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:20 a.m. Monday at Washington Avenue and Bruno Street; at 3:47 p.m. Monday on Lincoln Street; at 4:08 p.m. Monday at Laundromax on VFW Parkway; at 5:45 p.m. Monday on Emanuel Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:02 p.m. Monday on Arnold Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 10:15 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:49 p.m. Monday on Wentworth Road.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:06 a.m. Monday at Saugus Senior Center at 466 Central St.; at 8:56 p.m. Monday at Walgreens at 166 Walnut St.; at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday at Goddard School at 248 Lynn Fells Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:06 p.m. Monday at Spring and Walnut streets; at 5:29 p.m. Monday at Jo-Ann Fabrics at 1073 Broadway. A three-car accident was reported. One person was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital; at 9:33 p.m. Monday at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway. A caller reported two vehicles hit each other head on.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday at Soc’s Ice Cream at 67 Lynn Fells Parkway. A caller reported a man walking down the street dressed in all black with a black ski mask.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Luis Lopez, 18, of 53 Chatham St., Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 9:24 p.m. Monday.

Mounir Rhoulam, 39, of 12 Hillside Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct at 6:28 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:08 a.m. Tuesday at Paradise Citgo at 219 Paradise Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:05 p.m. Monday at 34 Crescent St.; at 2:33 p.m. Monday at 25 Crescent St.

Police log: 1-10-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Tarik Bakkal, 24, of 139 Kimball, Revere, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and Class B drug possession at 3:47 p.m. Sunday.

Naomi Brown, 35, of 8 Lafayette Park, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 2:57 p.m. Sunday.

Adam Mitchell, 29, of 89 Clark St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 10:53 a.m. Monday.

Francisco Yool, 37, of 682 Summer St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and on warrants at 9:46 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:19 a.m. Sunday at 12 Regina Road; at 3:47 p.m. Sunday at Greystone Park and Lynn Shore Drive; at 8:22 p.m. Sunday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 8:49 p.m. Sunday on City Hall Square; at 10:06 p.m. Sunday at 57 Rogers Ave.; at 12:12 a.m. Monday at 35 Mt Pleasant St.; at 6:06 a.m. Monday at 605 Chestnut St.; at 10:08 a.m. Monday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2 p.m. Sunday at 221 Lewis St.; at 8:20 p.m. Sunday at 116 Lewis St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:42 a.m. Monday at 112 New Park St.; at 9:08 a.m. Monday at 157 Walnut St.; at 10:42 a.m. Monday on Wyoma Square.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 7:59 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Union streets.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:12 a.m. Sunday at 12 Concord St.; at 1:06 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 577 Walnut St.; at 3:51 p.m. Sunday at 244 Ocean St.; at 4:11 p.m. Sunday at 19 Olive St.; at 6:39 p.m Sunday at 130 Neptune Blvd.; at 7:24 p.m. Sunday at 320 Lynnfield St.; at 8:50 p.m. Sunday at 10 Joyce St.; at 9:35 p.m. Sunday at Dollar Tree at 759 Lynnway; at 11:17 p.m. Sunday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 11:27 p.m. Sunday at 130 Union St.; at 11:27 p.m. Sunday at 35 Tracy Ave.; at 2:08 a.m. Monday at 115 Adams St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Willow Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:52 p.m. Sunday at 498 Essex St.; at 4:56 p.m. Sunday at 6 Porter Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:24 p.m. Sunday on Woodman Street; at 9:49 p.m. Sunday at 28 Essex St.; at 10:23 p.m. Sunday at 11 Mountain Ave.; at 11:57 p.m. Sunday at 109 Broad St.

A report of a robbery at 7:14 p.m. Sunday at 57 South St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:39 p.m. Sunday at 203 Euclid Ave.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:44 a.m. Monday at 55 Baker St.

Lynn tax preparer sentenced for fraud


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Brendan J. O’Connell, 21, of 22 Royall St., Medford, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs at 10:31 p.m. Sunday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:20 p.m. Sunday at West Shore Drive and Cornell Road; at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street. A car into a snowbank was reported. The car was pushed out of the snowbank.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:07 p.m. Sunday on Woodfin Terrace. A caller reported three youths inside the dump playing on one of the hills. Police reported a few kids walking through the snow in the area, but they left.

A caller reported he and a friend were following behind a vehicle where the “driver appeared to be drunk” and was “weaving in and out of the yellow line.” Brendon J. O’Connell, 21, of Medford was arrested for OUI drugs.


PEABODY

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:42 a.m. Monday at Christian Book Distributors at 140 Summit St. Police reported that an unknown person tried to steal a plow and plow harness off of a vehicle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:40 p.m. Sunday at Sylvan Street Grille at 12 Sylvan St.

A report of suspicious activity at 2:38 a.m. Monday at 2 Main St. A caller reported people in the apartment building were trying to open multiple doors.


REVERE

Arrests

Troy R. Thiboutot, 48, of Lynn, was arrested and charged with larceny at 6:19 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:09 a.m. Friday on Park Avenue; at 8:16 a.m. Friday at Janvrin Avenue and Beach Street; at 8:28 a.m. Friday on Mountain Avenue; at 8:55 a.m. Friday on Thurlow Avenue; at 9:51 a.m. Friday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street; at 9:38 p.m. Friday at E Mountain and Cary avenues; at 2:38 a.m. Saturday at Route One Copeland to Lynn Street; at 12:07 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street; at 2:09 p.m. Saturday at Wonderland Auto on North Shore Road; at 3:13 p.m. Saturday at Ambassador East Condos on Revere Beach Parkway; at 4:29 p.m. Saturday at Olive and Penn streets; at 6:06 p.m. Saturday at Beach Street and North Shore Road; at 8 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 1:07 a.m. Sunday at North Shore Road and Revere Street; at 8:50 a.m. Sunday on Malden Street; at 3:23 p.m. Sunday at Beach Street and North Shore Road; at 4:19 p.m. Sunday on Mahoney Circle; at 6:04 a.m. Monday at North Shore Road and Gladys Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 1:02 p.m. Friday on Malden Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:31 p.m. Friday on Brown Circle.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:02 p.m. Saturday on Eastern Avenue.

Complaints

A report of shots fired at 6:12 a.m. Friday on Fenno Street.

A report of a disturbance at 6:29 p.m. Friday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street; at 8:16 p.m. Friday on Ocean Avenue; at 9:25 p.m. Friday on Derby Road; at 11:44 p.m. Friday at Exeter House on Charger Street; at 12:03 a.m. Saturday at Greater Boston Indoor Sports on Charger Street; at 12:48 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street; at 1:05 a.m. Saturday at Gladys and Glendale streets; at 9:23 p.m. Saturday on Hall Street; at 9:47 p.m. Saturday at Roseland Properties on Parkside Place; at 1:10 a.m. Sunday on Library Street; at 12:10 p.m. Sunday on Francis Street; at 9:43 p.m. Sunday on Winthrop Avenue; at 1:21 a.m. Monday on Ridge Road.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 7:27 p.m. Friday on American Legion Highway.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 8:09 p.m. Friday at Seawatch Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at New Revere Police Station on Revere Beach Parkway.

A report of a robbery at 7:57 p.m. Sunday on Kimball Avenue; at 8:36 p.m. Sunday on Garfield Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8 a.m. Friday at 66 Water St. A caller reported a motor vehicle crashed through a fence near the golf course; at 8:29 a.m. Friday at 32 Hanson Road. A caller reported a vehicle into the stone wall outside her residence. Police reported the vehicle slid off the icy roadway, with the front left tire over the one foot high cement wall. The vehicle was lifted off the wall by the tow company and the driver declined medical attention; at 12:09 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes and Hamilton streets; at 1:53 p.m. Saturday at 78 Water St. A car through a fence was reported; at 4:59 p.m. Saturday at Oaklandvale Avenue and Lynn Fells Parkway; at 11:35 p.m. Saturday at Walnut and Central streets. A caller reported a vehicle slid and took down a light post.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:53 a.m. Friday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway; at 4:03 p.m. Friday at Aldo Hair Salon at 26 Hamilton St.; at 7:17 p.m. Saturday at Petries Flower and Plant Shop at 409 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 1:16 p.m. Sunday at 6 Vine St. and 104 Main St. DPW reported a sidewalk plow took down a traffic light pole.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:13 p.m. Saturday at Salem Turnpike and Ballard Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:15 a.m. Sunday at 11 Seagirt Ave. Three vehicles were broken into; at 5:40 p.m. Sunday at 32 Seagirt Ave. A woman reported her vehicle was broken into and $850 in cash was stolen.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:48 p.m. Friday at 7 School St.; at 11:49 p.m. Friday at Continental Restaurant at 266 Broadway. A caller reported a male punched a female in the face. Both people were gone upon officer arrival; at 8:14 a.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 2:33 a.m. Sunday at McDonalds at 738 Broadway.

Fire

A report of a building fire at 3:52 p.m. Saturday at 52 Juniper Drive. A caller reported a chimney fire in his home. The fire captain reported fire showing from the chimney, but it was contained to the flue of the chimney.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:08 p.m. Friday at Sears/Square One Mall at 1325 Broadway. Sears Loss Prevention reported approximately 40 stolen chains.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Christopher Smith, 21, of 100 Newhall St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:54 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:20 p.m. Sunday at Swampscott High School at 200 Essex St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:58 p.m. Sunday on Humphrey Street.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 9:52 a.m. Sunday at 21 Roy St.; at 4:39 p.m. Sunday at 43 Hillside Ave.

Union’s Vecchione comes home, looks for strong finish

COURTESY PHOTO BY UNION ATHLETICS
Union College hockey star and Saugus native Mike Vecchione stands second in the nation in both points (39) and goals (18) and third in faceoff wins (329) through just 21 games. 

By JOSHUA KUMMINS 

Mike Vecchione and the Union College hockey team spent much of December on the road, and that’s where they were again last Thursday night.

However, this was no ordinary road game for the Saugus native and Malden Catholic product. This time, Vecchione was back home to lead the Dutchmen into Boston University’s Agganis Arena.

“It was definitely a special night,” said Vecchione, a second-year captain for the nation’s No. 11 team. “You get a lot of fans at Harvard, but the support I had at BU was overwhelming with all my friends texting me to say they were going to be there and wishing me luck.”

A 5-4 overtime loss was not the outcome Vecchione had hoped for against the Terriers, but he continued a stellar senior campaign with two assists.

Vecchione scored 34 points as a freshman and followed that effort up with 16 more to finish his sophomore year as ECAC Hockey’s second-leading scorer. While his nine goals and 29 points last season may pale in comparison, sixth-year head coach Rick Bennett saw Vecchione learning important lessons on the fly.

“People looked at Mike’s points and feel that he had an off year, but we felt as a staff that he actually had a good year,” said Bennett. “His points did suffer a bit, but he learned a tremendous amount in the fact that if ‘I’m going to play great defense, I’m going to have that puck a bit more.’”

That learning has paid dividends as Vecchione was the top scorer in Division 1 college hockey for more than a month, until New Hampshire’s Tyler Kelleher passed him with five points against Brown the other day.

He now stands second in the nation in both points (39) and goals (18) and third in faceoff wins (329) through just 21 games, and needs just six points to pass his two-year teammate and current Montreal Canadien Daniel Carr as Union’s all-time leading scorer at the D1 level.

While reaching milestones (including being named a Sports Illustrated Face in the Crowd last week) are special, the greatest are the trophies that lie ahead in March and April. With a 14-5-2 overall record and first-place mark (8-1-1) in the ECAC, the Dutchmen are making steps towards the postseason and the ultimate goal of a national championship that Vecchione experienced as a freshman.

“That’s kind of what us seniors are trying to do. We want to go out with a bang,” Vecchione said. “I want to win some of those trophies back, so that’s our No. 1 goal. I think the (national championship) experience does help and definitely fuels the fire. You want to get back to that place and enjoy it, because it was such a special moment.”

Two great linemates have also helped Vecchione write a strong Hobey Baker Award resume, as sophomore Sebastian Vidmar and junior Spencer Foo have formed one of the nation’s best combinations and combined for nearly 45 percent of the team’s point scoring.

College hockey’s top prize has resided in the Boston area for the last three years as Boston College’s Johnny Gaudreau, Boston University’s Jack Eichel and Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey won it in succession. All three were on outstanding lines, and Vecchione’s scenario is no different.
“I think our games just complement each other pretty well,” Vecchione said. “I’m out there trying to win faceoffs, get puck possession. Me and Foosy are the faster of the two, so we’re getting up ice with speed and transition. We all have good hockey sense and know where each other are going are going to be and what they’re going to do with the puck.”
It is that long-standing local hockey tradition that appealed to Vecchione, who was a senior captain when Malden Catholic won its first-ever Super 8 title in 2011.

“When I was growing up, me and my friends or my father would go to the BU-BC games and watch them duel it out because they were winning national championships every other year,” Vecchione said. “That’s what drew me into college hockey, being around that.”

After watching some of the nation’s best while growing up, he committed to the University of New Hampshire. It didn’t work out, but he said “everything happens for a reason” and made his way to Schenectady, N.Y., and has put together a banner career.

Vecchione has been a leader in hockey for a long time, and Bennett too saw no better leader for his program.

“Everyone in our locker room respects him because he not only brings it on the ice, but in the classroom,” Bennett said. “I don’t think he’s missed much in his four years here. And, you never have to ask it. There’s a huge difference in asking players versus players who are willing to do it. To me, that’s a hockey player. He checks off all the boxes.”

 

Names and notes

  • Lynn’s Marcos Echevarria led all scorers with 25 points and hit a running jumper as time expired to lift the Nichols College mens basketball team to an 85-84 win over Gordon in a clash of two Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) unbeatens last Tuesday night in Wenham. Echevarria posted a team-high five rebounds and three steals in the contest and remains the CCC’s leading scorer with 24.9 points per game.
  • Lynn’s Stephen Basden grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in the Endicott mens basketball team’s 84-83 win Thursday over Gordon. Five came on the offensive glass, moving the Governor’s Academy product into ninth on the Gulls’ career list with 130.
  • Lynn’s Katie Burt led the sixth-ranked Boston College womens hockey team to a pair of positive results this past week as she posted 28 saves ― matching her second-highest total this season ― in Saturday’s 1-1 tie with Hockey East archrival Boston University and 25 in a 4-3 win over Syracuse last Wednesday. The Eagles are unbeaten in their last eight games entering tonight’s Frozen Fenway game against Harvard.
  • Saugus native Norma Waggett shot 14-of-28 from the field and averaged 5.5 rebounds in the Salem State womens basketball team’s most recent action against conference foes Framingham State and Worcester State. She was team’s leading scorer in both contests, posting 22 points and five rebounds in the latter.
  • Danvers’ Allison Butler scored two goals and added two assists in the Saint Anselm womens hockey team’s 5-1 win Saturday at Franklin Pierce. She ranks in a tie for fourth in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) with 18 points this season.

Stay tuned for snow

By LEAH DEARBORN

Treacherous travel conditions are expected late Saturday afternoon and evening with several inches of snow predicted to fall.

The National Weather Service on Friday estimated an 80 percent chance of precipitation for Saturday snowfall. In Lynn, three to five inches of accumulation before 10 p.m. is possible.

Residents should check city and town websites for updated information on parking restrictions and other measures related to road-clearing work.

In Lynn, a parking ban will go into effective Saturday at noon. “Keep an eye on the City of Lynn website,” said DPW Commissioner Andrew J. Hall. “That’s the latest and greatest.”

In Peabody, an emergency parking ban has been declared for Saturday  starting at 8 a.m.

A snow emergency has been declared in Revere and a parking ban begins Saturday at noon.

Swampscott interim town administrator and DPW director Gino Cresta has decided to put a parking ban into effect Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight.

Police warn: 20+ tires slashed in Swampscott

Some towns in the area have yet to implement emergency snow measures specific to the weekend weather.

Nahant Police Clerk Roz Puleo said the town hasn’t announced any additional parking restrictions on top of the annual winter ban.

“There’s no parking on the street if the plows are out,” said Puleo.

Police Lt. Michael Everett of Marblehead said nothing unusual is in effect for the weekend outside of the typical winter overnight parking ban.

Everett said the town usually only initiates an emergency ban after heavy snowfall when the streets are being cleared.   

The Saugus Police Department was unaware of any extra measures taken to prepare for upcoming snow.

Check community websites for possible parking bans as the weather changes.


Leah Dearborn can be reached at ldearborn@itemlive.com

 

Police log: 1-7-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Luis Torres, 22, of 12 First Street, Salem, was arrested on a default warrant at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:40 p.m. Thursday at 558 Chestnut St.; at 10:21 p.m. Thursday on The Lynnway ; at 10:44 a.m. Friday at 157 Walnut St.; at 11:47 a.m. Friday at 7 Silver Lake Place.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:13 p.m. Thursday at 361 Essex St.; at 4:48 p.m. at 437 Eastern Ave.; at 5:31 p.m. at 127 Munroe St.; at 6:38 p.m. at 67 Hood St.; at 6:48 p.m. at 49 Linden St.; at 8:22 p.m. at 49 Linden St.; at 10:39 p.m. at 94 Hanover St.; at 11:34 p.m. at 107 Cottage St.; at 11:36 p.m. at 63 Hanover St.; at 11:43 p.m. at 655 Western Ave.; at 1:50 a.m. Friday at 25 Ridge Ave.; at 5:53 a.m. at 9 Milton St.; at 9:52 a.m. at 819 Western Ave.; at 10:36 a.m. at 665 Western Ave.; at 11:32 a.m. at at 38 Hanover St.

A report of a missing person at 4:19 p.m. Thursday at 66 Phillips Ave.; at 9:45 p.m. at 71 B Memorial Park Ave.; at 10:19 p.m. at 100 Magnolia Ave.

A report of neighbor problems at 6:02 p.m. Thursday at 103 Copeland Road.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 6:48 p.m. Thursday at 5 Addison Ave.

A report of trespassing at 6:58 p.m. Thursday at 20 State St.; at 9:34 p.m. at 112 Market St.; at 2:04 a.m. Friday at 35 Market Sq.

A report of a lockout at 8:44 p.m. Thursday at 20 E Highland St.

A report of a 911 hang up at 9:28 p.m. Thursday at 62 Market Sq.

A report of larceny at 10:29 p.m. Thursday at 16 Mildred St.; at 9:06 a.m. Friday at 27 Beyer Pl.

A report of a noise at 2:39 a.m. Friday at 9 Fay St.

A report of a fight at 3:33 a.m. Friday at 27 Union St.

A report of a prowler at 6:29 a.m. Friday at 132 Tracy Ave.

A report of vandalism at 7:11 a.m. Friday at 19 Bessom St.; at 10:02 a.m. Friday at 130 Eastern Ave.

A report of an uninvited guest at 7:50 a.m. Friday at 11 Barrett St.

Police log: 1-6-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of loud kids at 11:58 p.m. Thursday on West Shore Drive.

A report of an accidental 911 call at 12:02 a.m. Friday on Ralph Road.


PEABODY

Complaints

A report of a citizen in need of help at 12:41 p.m. Thursday on Lowell Street.

A report of trash in the street at 12:43 p.m. Thursday on Washington Street.

A report of a car illegally parked at 1:13 p.m. Thursday on Wallis Street. Car was towed.

A report of a parking dispute at 2:51 p.m. Thursday on Oak Street; at 3:21 p.m. On Spring Street.

A report of an intoxicated person at 3:29 p.m. Thursday on Washington Street.

A report of a neighbor dispute at 4:34 p.m. Thursday on Dalton Court.

A report of an unwanted person at 12:09 a.m. Friday on Centennial Drive.

A report of a disturbance at 9:51 a.m. Friday at 210B Andover St.

A report of fraud at 11:41 a.m. Friday at 6 Allens Lane.


REVERE

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:33 a.m. Thursday on North Shore Road ; at 3:04 a.m. on Glover Drive; at 10:16 a.m. on Glover Drive; at 1:24 p.m. on Revere Street; at 4:55 p.m. on Belle Isle Avenue; at 5:59 p.m. on Belle Isle Avenue; at 8:50 p.m. on Sagamore Street.

A report of wire down at 6:31 a.m. Thursday on Newhall Street.

A report of an animal complaint at 7:37 a.m. Thursday on Prospect Avenue.

A report of an unwanted person at 9:24 a.m. Thursday on Broadway; at 10:48 p.m. on American Legion Highway; at 11:33 p.m. on Vinal Street.

A report of larceny at 10:23 a.m. Thursday on Broadway; at 4:41 p.m. on Tapley Place.

A report of a burglary at 12:43 p.m. Thursday on Revere Street.

A report of a missing person at 1:07 p.m. Thursday on Lambert Street.

A report of fraud at 2:22 p.m. Thursday on Dolphin Avenue.

A report of a 911 hang up at 3:15 p.m. Thursday on Shirley Avenue.

A report of shoplifting at 5:57 p.m. Thursday at Target on Furlong Drive.

A report of a blocked driveway at 12:12 a.m. Friday on Highland Street.

A report of a prisoner transport at 8:19 a.m. Friday on Revere Beach Parkway.


SAUGUS

Complaints

A report of a carbon monoxide activation at 3:09 a.m. Thursday at 113 Lincoln Ave. Residents were advised to evacuate.

A report of a dump truck violating noise by-law at 4:40 a.m. Thursday on Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Isa Agalliu,59, no address listed, was arrested and charged with assault and battery at 2:41 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of vandalism at 2:40 a.m. Thursday at 51B Doherty Circle; at 1:05 p.m.at 96 Burpee Rd.; at 3:22 p.m. at 23 Bristol Ave.; at 3:50 p.m. at 36 Essex Ave.; at 4:00 p.m. at 230 Burrill St.

 

Johnson leads Classical over Winthrop

FILE PHOTO
Classical’s Jaylen Johnson erupted for a 30-point performance in Friday’s win. 

By GORDON VINCENT

LYNN — Heads up to the Lynn Classical boys basketball team’s upcoming opponents – you’re going to have to account for Jaylen Johnson.

Johnson, a sophomore, scored 30 points as the Classical boys basketball team routed Winthrop, 80-52, Friday night at Classical High.

“Jaylen had an outstanding game,” said Rams coach Tom Grassa. “He continues to play very well for us.”

Deonte Plouffe added 15 points for Classical (7-2; 5-0 Northeastern Conference), while Erick Solis had 14. For Winthrop (3-5; 2-3), Devin Pulsifer led the way with 17 points, while Tayjuan McKenzie contributed 13.

“Those two — Devin and McKenzie — combined for 55 points against Saugus (on Tuesday), so we really had to focus on containing them,” Grassa said. “Our defense was terrible in the first half, but I thought we were outstanding on the defensive end in the second half.”

Indeed, the Rams limited the Vikings to just 18 points in the second half and took command with a 17-0 run in the third quarter, holding Winthrop without a field goal for more than five minutes.

“Their press is obviously something you can’t prepare for in practice,” said Winthrop coach Ignacio Oyola. “Not only do they wear you down physically, I think they wear you down mentally as well.”

A foul-line jumper by Pulsifer carved the Rams’ lead to one with 6:07 left in the third quarter, but Johnson drained a 3-pointer from the right elbow to key a long spurt that Plouffe bookended with a 3-pointer from the left wing to give Classical a 57-39 advantage with 57 seconds left in the period.

Erick Solis scored eight points in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, as the Rams continued to pull away. A steal and layup by Johnson put Classical ahead, 75-47, and the substitutes from both teams played the remaining four minutes of the game.

In the first quarter, Winthrop led by as many as four points before Classical went on a 16-0 run, with Johnson and Erick Solis combining for 11 straight points. A fast break layup by Johnson gave the Rams a 25-18 lead at the end of the opening period.

Another steal and layup by Johnson gave the Rams a 34-23 lead with 2:34 left to go in the first half, but Pulsifer keyed an 11-0 run for the Vikings. Pulsifer nailed a 3-pointer to tie the game with 49 seconds left in the second period, but Edwin Solis dished a couple of assists to Johnson, who made two more layups to close out the first half.

“We had a lot of suggestions at halftime about what to do, and we did make some adjustments, but the main thing was the kids just dug in on defense in the second half,” Grassa said. “Winthrop can be a very explosive team.”
The Rams play Saugus at home on Tuesday, while the Vikings host Danvers on Tuesday.

Police warn: 20+ tires slashed in Swampscott

PHOTO COURTESY OF SWAMPSCOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
One of the two suspects in a string of Swampscott tire-slashings is seen in a still from surveillance video.  

SWAMPSCOTT — Police are investigating a rash of tire slashings over the past several nights in the area of Eastern Avenue and Columbia Street.

Swampscott Police Sgt. Tim Cassidy said approximately 20 tires were slashed. The incidents appear to be happening in the late evening-early morning hours, he said. Surveillance video from one of the Swampscott victims shows two unidentified male suspects. 

Lynn Police have also reported similar incidents in the same area, as have Saugus Police on the Lynn-Saugus line, Cassidy said.

Anyone with information should contact the Swampscott Police at (781) 595-1111.


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

 

Police log: 1-6-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Jorge Aponte, 36, of 50 President St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug distribution at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday.

William Dembro, 49, of 425 Farrwood Drive, Haverhill, was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation and on warrant charges of unregistered motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 2:56 a.m. Thursday.

Alido Diaz, 23 of 100 Newhall St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield and failure to slow at 2:35 a.m. Thursday.

Dimas Escalante, of 364 Mountain Ave., Revere, was arrested on warrant charges of selling/using/possessing firearm silencers, receiving stolen property and unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card at 11:17 a.m. Thursday.

Franklin Evans, 33, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Lee Hamilton, 50, of 70 Granite St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and disorderly conduct at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Maxim Mojica, 45, of 50 President St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug distribution at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Sullivan, 33, of 28 Nottingham Court, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 12:38 a.m. Thursday.

James Veloz, 25, of 25 West Green St., was arrested and charged with armed robbery and violation of the open container law at 1:43 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of motor vehicle accident at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 233 Chestnut St.; at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at Goldthwait Street and Western Avenue; at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday at Brimblecom Street and Western Avenue; at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday at 66 Vine St.; at 6:31 p.m. Wednesday at Centre Street and Market Square; at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday at Grosvenor Park and Lynn Shore Drive; at 7:13 a.m. Thursday at 36 Rogers Ave.; at 9:44 a.m. Thursday at 261 Euclid Ave.; at 11:37 a.m. Thursday at Alley and Shepard streets; at 1:34 p.m. Thursday at 11 Chase St.  

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Wyman streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:11 a.m. Thursday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 7:54 a.m. Thursday at Alley and Blossom streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:31 a.m. Thursday on Bessom Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:33 a.m. Thursday at 49 Linden St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 12 p.m. Thursday at 33 Buchanan Circle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Commercial St.; at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Arlington St.; at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday at 280 Union St.; at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday at 50 Central Ave.; at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday at 58 Archer St.; at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday on Lovett Place; at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday at 893 Western Ave.; at 1:12 a.m. Thursday at George’s Roast Beef at 124 Broad St.; at 1:11 p.m. Thursday at 69 N Common St.; at 2:13 p.m. Thursday at 710 Summer St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday on Austin Square; at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday on Savory Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:46 p.m. Wednesday at 21 Essex Circle; at 12:31 p.m. Thursday at Santander Bank at 35 Market Square; at 2:19 p.m. Thursday at 7 Liberty Square.

A report of a robbery at 1:29 a.m. Thursday at Chestnut and Olive streets.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:25 a.m. Thursday at 3 River St.; at 1:08 p.m. Thursday at 25 Bessom St.; at 1:34 p.m. Thursday at 25 Bessom St.  

Police log: 1-5-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street.

A report of a car into a tree at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday on Humphrey Street. Four people were reported in the car. Two people were taken to North Shore Medical Center.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday on West Shore Drive. A caller reported a suspicious car parked in front of his house for the past hour with someone inside possibly taking pictures. Police spoke with an Uber driver who was waiting for fares in the area.

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PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:23 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School at 485 Lowell St.; at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at 64 Foster St.; at 6:47 a.m. Thursday at 149 Main St.; at 8:08 a.m. Thursday at 2 Walnut St. and 3 Central St.; at 9:23 a.m. Thursday at 137 Lowell St. and 91 Endicott St. One person was taken to Salem Hospital; at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at 70 Endicott St. and 52 Warren St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:09 a.m. Thursday on Pheasant Creek Lane. A car reportedly struck at least three to four parked cars. The driver was taken to Beverly Hospital.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Main St. A caller reported a past breaking and entering by a girlfriend, with entry through a window.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday at Heaven’s Taste at 150 Main St. A caller reported suspicious people in a parking lot looking in cars. A witness reported a stocky male in green flannel.

A report of a disturbance at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Abington Ave.; at 9:41 p.m. Wednesday at Main Street Laundry at 122 Main St.; at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday at 1 Reed Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:27 a.m. Thursday on Silverleaf Way. The male was taken to Lahey Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:41 a.m. Thursday at Marriott Hotel at 8A Centennial Drive. A woman reported her wallet was stolen; at 11:43 a.m. Thursday at Bath & Body Works at 210B Andover St. An employee theft was reported. Shaquilla Rivera, 22, of 14 Adams Court, Apt. 2, Lynn, was summoned for shoplifting $4,400 in merchandise.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday at 5002 Heatherwood Lane. A caller reported damage to her car. Police reported the car was keyed with damage all the way from the front driver’s quarter panel to the rear quarter panel; at 9 a.m. Thursday at Leather City Commons at 77 Lowell St. An officer conducting a city property check of the park discovered the entire chain link fence from Lowell Street to the river had been knocked down and destroyed. The incident is under investigation.


REVERE

Arrests
Jules Romero Ferreira, 18, of 105 Kennedy Drive, Malden, was arrested and charged with larceny from a building at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday at Enterprise Rental Car on American Legion Highway; at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday on Brown Circle; at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident with personal injury at 6:24 p.m. Wednesday at Nahant and Shirley avenues. Manuel Lemus, 38, of 204 Walnut Ave., was summoned for leaving an accident scene of personal injury or death and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday at Seacoast Middle/High School on School Street; at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday on Sumner Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday on Park Avenue; at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday on Winthrop Parkway.

A report of a larceny from a storage container at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday at Public Storage on Ward Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday at Happy Garden on Revere Beach Boulevard.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street; at 6:06 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Street and Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:46 a.m. Wednesday at 43 Lincoln Ave. Police confirmed a break into the home.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday on Butterfield Road.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Cliff Road. A man reported seeing a man and woman walking in the woods, with the woman holding a black rifle with a scope on it. Police reported checking the area and found no signs of the people, but hunting cameras were set up.

A report of a disturbance at 4:57 p.m. Wednesday at Kasabuski Bros. Memorial Arena at 201 Forest St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Warren Road. A man reported four tires were slashed on his vehicle.

Police log: 1-5-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Jorge Aurich, of 33 Spring St., was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of larceny and breaking and entering nighttime for a felony at 2:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Craig Ernst, 46, of 555 Summer St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and disorderly conduct at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Paige MacDonald, 26, of 66 Charles St., Quincy, was arrested on warrant charges of OUI drugs, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 11:56 a.m. Wednesday.

Tiffany Miller, of 28 Wickford St., Saugus, was arrested on a warrant at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday.

Corey O’Leary, 35, of 68 South St., was arrested and charged with Class C drug possession at 11:41 a.m. Wednesday.

James Perry, of 16 County Road, Chelsea, was arrested on warrant charges of four counts of larceny, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, unregistered motor vehicle, obstructing firefighting and vandalizing a state building at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday at Joyce and Union streets; at 7:14 p.m. Tuesday at Franklin and Hanover streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:47 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Franklin streets; at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday at O’Callaghan Way and Walnut Street; at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Laighton St.; at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at 19 Union St.; at 8:48 a.m. Wednesday at 901 Western Ave.; at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at McDonalds at 567 Lynnway; at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday at 70 Lafayette Park.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday at 53 Union St.; at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Springvale Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:16 a.m. Wednesday on Central Avenue.

A report of an assault and battery at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday on Chestnut Street.

A report of a sexual assault at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday on Brookline Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday at 5 Albany Terrace; at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at 171 Lewis St.; at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Ridge Ave.; at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday at 39 Coburn St.; at 1:01 a.m. Wednesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 1:19 a.m. Wednesday at 100 Newhall St.; at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday at 8 Lafayette Park.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday on Union Street; at 3:23 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Boston St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:59 a.m. Wednesday at 8 Wilfred St.; at 1:06 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Bessom St.

Police log: 1-4-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday on Cornell Road. A caller reported broken glass outside a church and believes someone may have broken in. Police reported broken glass and signs of a break-in.

Complaints

A woman reported she was extremely upset about an encounter with a rude parking lot attendant at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday on Bessom Street. She told police she knew she shouldn’t have parked in the private lot, but was upset that nothing was going to be done about the incident.

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PEABODY

Arrests

Joseph J. Lafratta, 44, of 13 Rose Circle, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and on a warrant at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday at 54 Walnut St. and 2 Upton St.; at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at 48 Lynnfield St. and 2 Cashman Road; at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday at Holden Oil at 91 Lynnfield St.; at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday at Latitude Sports Club at 194 Newbury St. A caller reported a single motor vehicle into a fire hydrant; at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday at Bartholomew Street and 230 Valley Circle; at 9:49 a.m. Wednesday at Luso American Credit Union at 37 Tremont St. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 2 Swampscott Ave. A three car accident was reported. Joseph J. Lafratta, 44, of Peabody was arrested; at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at Turkish Towel at 34 Railroad Ave. A caller reported the supply trailer lock was cut by an apparent bolt cutter.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Friendly’s Restaurant at 250 Andover St.; at 12:08 a.m. Wednesday at 34 Keys Drive; at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Tuckers Court.

A caller reported an unknown person was knocking on her back door maliciously at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at Bank of America ATM at 150 Main St. A caller reported finding several ATM cards. She thought the ATM may have been vandalized or possibly broken into. Police reported the machine had been damaged.


REVERE

Arrests

Luana L. Cepeda, 23, of 308 Reservoir Ave., Apt. 2, was arrested on warrants at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Dennis Leonel Ramirez, 24, of 35 Louis St., Apt. B1, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with four counts of Class B drug distribution, three counts of Class A drug distribution and possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute at 1:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6 a.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle; at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday at Harris and Beach streets; at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Towers on Broadway; at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle. Marlucio Alves-Dos Santos, 38, of 60 Temple St., Reading, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday on Charger Street; at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday on Foster Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday on Fenno Street; at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday at Casa Lucia on Lucia Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday at Winthrop Avenue Laundry on Winthrop Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Charlotte L. Levasseur, of 139 Franklin St., Apt. 1, Stoneham, was arrested on warrants at 3:31 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tedeschi at 386 Lincoln Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday at Marshalls at 655 Broadway; at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5 a.m. Tuesday at Red Roof Inn at 920 Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Carlos Beltran, 39, of 126 Garfield Ave., Chelsea, was arrested and charged with strangulation or suffocation, assault and battery and on warrant charges of inhaling glue/toxic substance, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, leaving the scene of property damage, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI drugs at 3:23 a.m. Saturday.

Jorje Gomez-Perez, 28, of 23 Court St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, unregistered motor vehicle and improper operation of a motor vehicle at 5:25 p.m. Saturday.

Jessica Sindo, 28, of 148 Liberty St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, destruction of property, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and OUI liquor second offense at 7:50 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:09 p.m. Tuesday at Essex and Hanley streets.

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 3:12 p.m. Tuesday on Paradise Road.

 

Saugus weighing special meeting

COURTESY PHOTO
Wheelabrator Vice President of Environmental, Health & Safety Jim Connolly shakes hands with with Wildlife Habitat Council Chairman Kevin Butt in this December 2016 photo.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The Alliance for Health & the Environment, a coalition of environmental organizations and public officials, will request a Special Town Meeting at tonight’s Board of Selectmen meeting as it continues to voice its opposition to the expansion of Wheelabrator Saugus, an energy-from-waste facility that provides disposal of up to 1,500 tons per day of waste from 10 Massachusetts communities.

The Alliance was founded in May 2016. Its focus is on raising awareness about impacts of waste incineration and associated ash disposal activities, reducing pollution associated with waste incineration and ash disposal, and promoting environmental justice for communities impacted by waste incineration and ash disposal, according to its website.

The Alliance is requesting the Board call a meeting to address three articles. If approved by Town Meeting, definitions will be added to the town’s zoning bylaws for “ash,” “landfill” and “ash landfill.” An addition would be made to the Environmental Performance Standards section that restricts the elevation of a landfill to 50 feet above mean sea level.

“No new landfill or new ash landfill shall be established in or adjacent to an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and no existing landfill or ash landfill shall be expanded in or adjacent to an Area of Critical Environmental Concern.”

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The third article would alter the Table of Use Regulations under Zoning By-Laws, Article V, Section 5.6, by adding the principal use “landfill/ash landfill” as a line item under Wholesale Transportation and Industrial.

Wheelabrator maintains that its facility will continue to meet standards.

“Having first received word of this proposal today, we are in the process of analyzing it and may have further comment when that process is complete,” said James Connolly, Wheelabrator Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety in a statement.” We would be surprised and disappointed if the Board of Selectmen were to entertain such a request given that Wheelabrator Saugus continues to follow the regulatory processes required by MEPA and the DEP, the authorities which govern the operations of our monofill.

“We are confident that we will continue to meet all applicable standards and are committed to our ongoing operations in Saugus,” Connolly said. “Wheelabrator Saugus remains an integral part of the region’s environmental infrastructure, providing Massachusetts communities and businesses with an environmentally sound way to convert post-recycled waste to clean energy.”

State Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere), who chairs the Alliance, could not be reached for comment.

The group gathered 451 signatures, exceeding the minimum of 200 to call a Town Meeting, said Town Clerk Ellen Schena.

Tonight’s meeting will be at 7:30 at Saugus Town Hall.


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

Police log: 1-4-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Joel Ayala, 31, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of property damage, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, destruction of property, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and threat to commit a crime at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday.

Michele Cleary, 44, of 31 Settlers Ridge Road, North Andover, was arrested and charged with an unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, number plate violation, possession of a Class C drug and on warrants at 4:11 p.m. Monday.

David Coan was arrested on warrant charges of possession of a Class A drug, shoplifting by asportation and larceny at 8:52 p.m. Monday.

Angel Collazo, 20, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, unarmed assault to rob, possession of a Class C drug and on warrant charges of larceny from person, assault with a dangerous weapon and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 6:31 p.m. Monday.

Bakari Jones, 20, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and unarmed assault to rob at 6:53 p.m. Monday.

Patrick Lynch, of 58 Estes St., was arrested on a warrant charge of uttering a false prescription at 4:12 p.m. Monday.

Mayco Martinez-Rivaz, 24, of 128 Putnam St., Boston, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery in the presence of a police officer, violation of the city knife ordinance, disorderly conduct and on a warrant charge of Class B drug distribution at 2:58 a.m. Tuesday.

Evarisett Rodriguez, of 48 Ashland St., was arrested on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 12:05 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:30 a.m. Monday at 297 Boston St.; at 12:27 p.m. Monday at 148 Fayette St.; at 6:13 p.m. Monday at 46 Lewis St.; at 9:11 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 9:37 p.m. Monday on Wyoma Square; at 11:27 p.m. Monday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:37 p.m. Monday at 770 Western Ave.; at 10:30 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 10:12 a.m. Tuesday at Brotherhood Credit Union at 75 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 6:23 a.m. Tuesday at Andrew and Market streets; at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday at 123 Western Ave.

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 11:46 a.m. Monday on Western Avenue.

A report of an assault at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday on Porter Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:27 a.m. Monday at 48 Allerton St.; at 9:16 p.m. Monday at Atlas Pizza at 120 Broad St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:03 a.m. Monday at Shelter at 100 Willow St.; at 2:20 p.m. Monday at 1 Market St.; at 3:15 p.m. Monday at 28 Lovett Place; at 4:11 p.m. Monday at 137 Alley St.; at 4:19 p.m. Monday at 39 State St.; at 4:49 p.m. Monday at 25 State St.; at 8:08 p.m. Monday at 203 Chatham St.; at 10:19 p.m. Monday at 120 Eutaw Ave.; at 11:15 p.m. Monday at 28 Lovett Place; at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at 491 Washington St.; at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday on Central Square.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:01 a.m. Monday on Granite Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:01 a.m. Monday at 130 Union St.; at 5:13 p.m. Monday at 177 Chatham St.; at 8:51 p.m. Monday at Walmart at 780 Lynnway.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:30 a.m. Monday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 4:08 p.m. Monday at 37 Green St.

A report of a robbery at 9:08 a.m. Monday on Blossom Street; at 12:22 p.m. Monday at 375 Boston St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:41 a.m. Monday at 274 Eastern Ave.; at 10:59 a.m. Monday at Sheldon Street and Eastern Avenue; at 11:29 a.m. Monday at 9 Sheldon St.

A report of vandalism at 8:34 p.m. Monday at 25 Arlington St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:09 p.m. Monday on Old Salem Road.

Complaints

A caller reported a strong odor of gas inside her business and outside at 10:07 a.m. Monday on Washington Street. The caller was advised to leave the building. National Grid responded.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:40 p.m. Monday on Beach Street. A caller reported selling a car and having the check bounce. Police had the buyer bring in the $500 to the police station to avoid being criminally charged.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:45 p.m. Monday on Gerry Street. A caller reported that someone went onto her property and keyed her vehicle.


PEABODY

Arrests

Gilmar Tibaldi, 52, of 119 Mt Vernon St., Malden, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no inspection/sticker at 7:06 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report a motor vehicle accident at 2:45 p.m. Monday at Wet Willy’s at 300 Andover St.; at 6:25 p.m. Monday at 174 Andover St. and 2 Cross St.; at 7:56 p.m. Monday at 2 Andover St. and 91 Endicott St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:49 p.m. Monday at 45 Washington St.; at 6:10 p.m. Monday at Tedeschi Food Shops at 598 Lowell St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:50 p.m. Monday at 170 Newbury St.; at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Coleman St. and 38 Forest St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:59 p.m. Monday at 1 Haskell Place.

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Bob McGee Plumbing and Heating at 647R Lowell St. An employee reported a trailer was stolen.


REVERE

Arrests

Laura P. Baum, 30, Everett, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 8:47 a.m. Monday.

Travis T. Lazare, 26, of 1098 Barbey St., Apt. 2, Brooklyn, New York, was arrested and charged with three counts of failure to stop/yield, failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle, identity fraud, credit card fraud and motor vehicle by-law violation at 7:09 p.m. Friday.

Daniel Maisonneuve, 28, of 625 E 86th St., Brooklyn, New York, was arrested and charged with receiving an improper credit card, identity fraud and larceny at 7:09 p.m. Friday.

Thabo N. Motlalekgosi, 20, of 291 Revere St., Apt. 4, was arrested on a warrant at 8:03 p.m. Monday.

Mark N. Rockland, 56, of 529 Shirley St., Apt. W29, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license and receiving a stolen motor vehicle at 5:37 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:59 a.m. Friday on North Shore Road

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:57 a.m. Friday at American Legion Highway and Hutchinson Street; at 10:29 a.m. Friday at Kappy’s on Bennett Highway; at 1:33 p.m. Friday at Shirley Avenue and Sumner Street; at 4:38 p.m. Friday at Century 21 Hub Realty on Squire Road; at 10:55 p.m. Friday on Winthrop Avenue; at 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Fenno Street; at 9:42 p.m. Saturday on Butler Circle; at 11:46 p.m. Saturday at Furlong Drive and Revere Beach Parkway; at 12:26 a.m. Sunday on Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:54 a.m. Sunday at Casa Lucia on Lucia Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:18 p.m. Friday on Avalon Street; at 12:08 a.m. Saturday at Beachmont Train Station on Winthrop Avenue; at 4:06 a.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 4:58 a.m. Saturday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 5:51 a.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Broadway; at 2:58 p.m. Saturday at Sprint on Everett Street; at 5:15 p.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 6:39 p.m. Saturday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 7:19 p.m. Saturday on Ridge Road; at 9:37 p.m. Saturday on Florence Avenue; at 10:06 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 12:18 a.m. Sunday on Harris Street; at 12:43 a.m. Sunday at North Shore Road and Arcadia Street; at 1:11 a.m. Sunday at Wendy’s on Squire Road; at 1:28 a.m. Sunday on Malden Street; at 2:11 a.m. Sunday at Patriot Parkway and Gage Avenue; at 2:40 a.m. Sunday at Las Delicias Colombian on Shirley Avenue; at 3:59 a.m. Sunday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 5:50 a.m. Sunday on Malden Street; at 1:21 a.m. Monday on Roughan Street; at 1:20 p.m. Monday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road; at 10:35 p.m. Monday on Campbell Avenue; at 11 p.m. Monday on Hichborn Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:23 p.m. Friday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 2:44 p.m. Friday at M&S Remodeling Company on Park Avenue; at 7:09 p.m. Friday at Bay Road and Revere Street; at 8:17 p.m. Friday on S Irving Street; at 4:05 p.m. Monday on Hauman Street; at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:23 a.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue; at 12:30 a.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Raymond Road.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Charlotte L. Levasseur, of 139 Franklin St., Apt. 1, Stoneham, was arrested on warrants at 3:31 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:54 a.m. Friday on Salem Turnpike. A caller reported a car into a pole; at 12:39 p.m. Monday at 104 Main St. and 6 Vine St.; at 1:48 p.m. Monday at Broadway and Main Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:54 p.m. Friday at Breakheart Entrance on Lynn Fells Parkway; at 7:14 p.m. Friday at Boston Market at 168 Broadway; at 2:58 p.m. Sunday at Michael’s Crafts at 607 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:53 p.m. Saturday at Square One Mall at 1277 Broadway.

A report of a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle at 8:55 a.m. Sunday at 285 Main St. and 172 Lynn Fells Parkway. Police reported the woman slipped on the ice and was not struck by a car.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:08 a.m. Friday at Cedar Glen Golf Course at 60 Water St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:02 p.m. Saturday at 40 Wonderland Ave. A caller reported the driver and passenger in a car were driving around, getting out of the vehicle and looking at the homes.

A report of a suspicious person at 1:13 a.m. Sunday at 26 Saville St. A caller reported a woman rang her doorbell asking for her to call a taxi and then sat on her steps in the rain. Police reported the woman entered a taxi and left the area.

A report of a disturbance at 5 a.m. Monday at Red Roof Inn at 920 Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:17 a.m. Friday at Panera Bread at 647 Broadway. A caller reported her wallet was stolen and her credit cards were used at Target; at 2:25 p.m. Friday at Best Buy/Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. An employee reported a man stole a JBL speaker and took off in a car; at 1:11 p.m. Saturday at 72 Newhall Ave. A woman reported jewelry missing from her home after a contractor performed worked there

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:14 a.m. Saturday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2 a.m. Saturday at 2 Lenox Ave. A caller reported vandalism to her front window after a group of youths threw something at it. She stated it was an ongoing issue.


SWAMPSCOTT

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:25 p.m. Monday at 56 Jessie St.

Police log: 1-3-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Javier Bello, 21, of 8 Cleveland St., was arrested and charged with two counts of alcohol from an open container a motor vehicle, OUI liquor, OUI drugs, marked lanes violation and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 6:20 a.m. Monday.

Nina Burns, of 16 Essex Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 12:03 p.m. Friday.

Mariano Delossantos Cruz, 25, of 501 Washington St., was arrested and charged with no inspection/sticker, drug possession with intent to distribute and motor vehicle lights violation at 6:32 p.m. Sunday.

Barry Duane, 61, of 25 Hamilton Ave., was arrested and charged with shoplifting at 1:54 p.m. Saturday.

Katrina Freeman, 26, of 66 Astor St., was arrested and charged with destruction of property and assault and battery on a police officer at 12:27 a.m. Sunday.

Kelsey Godin, 23, of 100 Timson St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, unregistered motor vehicle and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 12:18 a.m. Saturday.

Pamela Hurley, of 534 Essex St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class C drug possession, breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 2:48 p.m. Sunday.

Jesus Martinez was arrested on a warrant charge of shoplifting at 1:49 a.m. Sunday.

Nolan Morel, 25, of 40 Endicott St., was arrested and charged with malicious wanton property defacement and attempt to commit a crime at 8:53 p.m. Saturday.

Anthony Muniz, 29, of 110 Whittum Ave., Springfield, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and leaving the scene of property damage at 12:56 a.m. Saturday.

Manauris Munoz, 31, of 71 Michigan Ave., was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law at 12:14 a.m. Monday.

Sabrina Smith, 41, of 50 South Common St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense and resisting arrest at 1:19 a.m. Sunday.

Richard Stringer, 34, of 21 Grove St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:28 a.m. Friday at Nickey’s Pizza at 64 Lynnfield St.; at 10:32 a.m. Friday at 182 Commercial St.; at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at 395 Essex St.; at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at 32 Market Square; at 1:31 a.m. Sunday at 550 Lynnfield St.; at 1:37 a.m. Sunday at 707 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:48 p.m. Friday at 29 Arlington St.; at 3:39 p.m. Friday at Spencer Street and Western Avenue; at 6:28 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Mansfield Street; at 10:05 p.m. Friday at Beacon Hill Avenue and Washington Street; at 11:58 p.m. Friday at 50 Parkland Ave.; at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 634 Eastern Ave.; at 2:03 p.m. Saturday at Compare Supermarket at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 3:21 p.m. Saturday at Burger King at 108 Boston St.; at 9:28 p.m. Saturday at 16 City Hall Square; at 10:33 p.m. Saturday on Wyoma Square; at 10:44 p.m. Saturday at 353 Eastern Ave.; at 12:22 a.m. Sunday at 14 Rockaway Court; at 12:44 a.m. Sunday at Orthodox at 54 South Common St.; at 1:12 a.m. Sunday at 18 Linwood Road; at 6:15 a.m. Sunday at Mall Street and Western Avenue; at 8:23 a.m. Sunday at Hanover and Washington streets; at 10:38 a.m. Sunday at 39 Baker St.; at 4:16 p.m. Sunday at 35 Washington St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:27 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens at 290 Broadway; at 8:39 p.m. Saturday at 174 Broad St.; at 11:33 p.m. Saturday at 98 S Common St.; at 11:49 p.m. Saturday at Broad and Newhall streets; at 7:36 a.m. Sunday at 89 Tracy Ave.  

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 1:38 p.m. Sunday on Broad Street.

A report of an assault at 2:35 p.m. Sunday on Arlington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:21 a.m. Friday at 371 Summer St.; at 6:59 p.m. Friday at 683 Lynnfield St.; at 8:32 p.m. Saturday at 21 Endicott St.; at 1:14 p.m. Sunday at 42 W Baltimore St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:37 a.m. Friday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.; at 11:08 a.m. Friday at 811 Lynnway; at 1:50 p.m. Friday at 149 Broad St.; at 2:04 p.m. Friday at Blossom Street and Neptune Boulevard; at 5:52 p.m. Friday at 56 Mudge St.; at 5:54 p.m. Friday on Lynnway; at 6:08 p.m. Friday at 285 Lynn Shore Drive; at 7:03 p.m. Friday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 7:31 p.m. Friday at Centro Liquors at 395 Essex St.; at 7:45 p.m. Friday at 24 Houghton St.; at 7:53 p.m. Friday at 454 Essex St.; at 12:12 a.m. Saturday at 43 Childs St.; at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at 190 Franklin St.; at 12:37 a.m. Saturday at 124 Broad St.; at 1:04 a.m. Saturday on Hart Street; at 1:56 a.m. Saturday at 53 Arlington St.; at 2:13 a.m. Saturday at 77-79 Chestnut St.; at 3:31 a.m. Saturday on Shorey Street; at 3:39 a.m. Saturday at McDonalds at 60 Boston St.; at 11:34 a.m. Saturday at 49 Memorial Park Ave.; at 1:08 p.m. Saturday at Fayette and Olive streets; at 9:05 p.m. Saturday at Chatham Street and Williams Avenue; at 11:55 p.m. Saturday at 65 Astor St.; at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at 397 Eastern Ave.; at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at 7 Moulton St.; at 1:05 a.m. Sunday at 474 Chestnut St.; at 2:01 a.m. Sunday at 22 Kirtland St.; at 2:13 a.m. Sunday at 375 Boston St.; at 2:44 a.m. Sunday at 51 Laighton Terrace; at 3:01 a.m. Sunday at 23 Houston St.; at 3:39 a.m. Sunday at 183 Chestnut St.; at 3:43 a.m. Sunday at 21 Grove St.; at 4:23 a.m. Sunday at 119 Henry Ave.; at 4:27 a.m. Sunday at 39 Wilfred St.; at 4:54 a.m. Sunday at 38 Hanover St.; at 6:11 a.m. Sunday at 601 Boston St.; at 12:24 p.m. Sunday at 161 Broad St.; at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 195 Union St.; at 2:34 p.m. Sunday at 28 Arlington St.; at 3:48 p.m. Sunday at China Lion at 6 Market St.; at 8:01 p.m. Sunday at 95 Hanover St.; at 8:46 p.m. Sunday at 41 Light St.; at 11:23 p.m. Sunday at 632 Boston St.; at 11:51 p.m. Sunday at Euphoria Night Club at 130 Union St.

A report of a gunshot at 3:04 a.m. Sunday at 631 Eastern Ave.; at 4:03 a.m. Sunday on Tilton Terrace.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:36 p.m. Friday on Webster Street.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 1:03 p.m. Friday at 61 Baker St.; at 5:29 p.m. Sunday at 86 Warren St.

A report of a larceny at 2:28 p.m. Friday at 134 Western Ave.; at 4:03 p.m. Friday at 38 Market St.; at 4:13 p.m. Friday at 7-Eleven at 264 Essex St.; at 6:44 p.m. Friday at 176 Ocean St.; at 2:08 p.m. Saturday at 297 Chatham St.; at 7:20 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 10:59 p.m. Saturday at 139 Western Ave.; at 4:47 p.m. Sunday at 429 Washington St.; at 5:12 p.m. Sunday at 124 Central Ave.

A report of a robbery at 9:06 p.m. Saturday at 196 Essex St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:13 a.m. Saturday at 9 Milton St.; at 7:19 p.m. Sunday at 43 Childs St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:26 a.m. Saturday at 355 Summer St.; at 9 a.m. Saturday at 127 Washington St.; at 10:21 a.m. Saturday at 130 Eastern Ave.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Devon Kole Karvala, 23, of 130 Jersey St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 9:50 a.m. Friday.

Complaints

A report of unattended bikes in the woods at 2:21 p.m. Sunday on West Shore Drive. A caller reported she was driving by and noticed two bikes with helmets in the woods between West Shore Drive and the Tower School. Police reported while they were checking the area, two kids approached and stated they were playing in the area and the bikes were theirs.

Fire

A report of a garage fire at 8:31 a.m. Sunday on Vine Street. A caller reported seeing her neighbor’s garage on fire. Police reported paints and solvents in the building. The scene was cleared around 10:41 a.m.


PEABODY

Arrests

Marlon J. Gillard, 35, of 29 Oakland St., Salem, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 12:46 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:48 p.m. Sunday at Big Y at 637 Lowell St.; at 3:35 p.m. Sunday at 230 Andover St. and 82 Prospect St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:01 p.m. Sunday at 4 Lincoln Road. A caller reported someone may have broken into the basement. An officer reported after a thorough search of the entire house, there were no other occupants.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:08 p.m. Sunday on Littles Lane; at 10:55 p.m. Sunday at 116 Foster St.

A report of an open window at 8:17 a.m. Monday at Welch School at 50 Swampscott Ave. Police reported checking the interior of the school.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:51 a.m. Monday on Reynolds Road. A caller reported two males not familiar to the area hanging out. Police reported nothing was found in the area; at 1:53 p.m. Monday at Sports Medicine North at 1 Orthopedic Drive. A man looking into motor vehicles was reported.


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:37 p.m. Sunday at 1002 Paradise Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:15 p.m. Sunday on Blaney Street.

Marblehead logs another bizarre year

By GAYLA CAWLEY

As the new year rolls around, it is time for reflection on the events of 2016. For some, those events are chronicled in The Item’s police log.

We present some of our favorite entries from the past year.

To the police, thank you for all that you do.

Marblehead, Jan. 2  

An Elm Street caller stated that her neighbors have been harassing her by calling her names, screaming at her and believed they were “shining a laser into the window” at her.

Marblehead, Jan. 4

A Front Street caller reported a man threw pieces of dog poop at her while she was walking her dog.

Peabody, Jan. 13

A Beckett Street caller reported a burglary attempt. The caller stated a male party wearing a black facemask, Michael Jordan black sweater, black pants, black cotton gloves, black Air Jordan sneakers with maroon on the sole left her apartment when she came home. He stated he was looking for “Billy” and “he didn’t take anything.” The caller stated the man took off his shoes prior to entering her apartment.

Swampscott, Jan. 15

Police received a call for suspicious activity at the Walgreens on Paradise Road. The caller reported a man in a white van with roof racks on it asked her if she would like to participate with him and his wife in a sexual relationship. There was no further interaction.

Lynnfield, Jan. 16

A Chatham Street caller reported someone rang her doorbell and left behind two hamsters in a box on her doorstep.

Marblehead, Jan. 26

A Green Street caller reported a neighbor walking out with a one-gallon bucket and dumping it into the drain. She thought it might be human waste as the house may not be in the proper condition to live in. An officer reported it was water he was using to rinse his cement bucket.

Peabody, Feb. 3

A mailman reported a Bartholomew Street resident let him into his house because the wild, aggressive turkeys were chasing him and pecking at him. The mailman safely returned to his truck with the assistance of the Animal Control officer.

Saugus, Feb. 3

The manager of Applebee’s on Broadway reported there was a white male acting strangely in the parking lot and was climbing a tree.

Marblehead, Feb. 20

A Pleasant Street caller reported a suspicious man came to his door and asked if he could come in and charge his cell phone. The caller stated the man was pushy. An officer reported the man also came into the station to ask if he could charge his cell phone. The man stated he uses Swampscott as a home base. He stated “I’ve been to several other houses and no one else has called you guys.” When asked if he thought it was unusual for a stranger to approach a residence and ask to use a cell phone charger, he stated “nope.” He denied asking the caller if he could enter the residence. The man was advised to leave and stop his activity. He was told where the bus stop was. He said he knew where it was since he has been working in Marblehead for 10 years.

Peabody, Feb. 21

A Mill Street caller reported that someone broke into her apartment the previous week and urinated on the floor.

Marblehead, Feb. 26

A Front Street caller reported a man in a vest with a leather coat under it and a hat on that had been on the beach acting weird for 20 minutes. The man had allegedly urinated out in public. An officer reported the party was collecting rocks for the aquarium and was advised not to do so. There was no observation regarding the urination.

Marblehead, March 1

A Franklin Street resident was looking for advice. The woman reported she has a rape whistle and would like to know what the procedure is, should she need to use the whistle.

Marblehead, March 7

A Rose Avenue caller reported her husband was having a nightmare. The woman called 911 and when asked what the problem was, she asked her husband what was wrong and he told her he was having a dream. She related she thought he was dying because he was yelling.

Marblehead, March 7

A Buena Vista Road caller reported annoying phone calls. A woman reported receiving a bunch of anonymous phone calls with just heavy breathing on the other end. The woman called back and stated that she knows who the person was and everything is fine.

Marblehead, March 9

A report of two complaints in the vicinity of Smith Street. A caller stated she has two complaints regarding her experience on the tracks. The first she relayed was that she was out for a jog and she encountered not one, but two dogs that were not on leashes and that almost bit her. She stated the dogs were medium-sized and the owners were not too far behind. Her second complaint was that when she got to the crosswalk on Smith Street, she was almost struck by a woman driving and not paying attention. She stated that while it occurred, an “undercover cop car” in the post office parking lot “witnessed what happened” and did not do anything. She stated the car was a white SUV that had blue plates with the word “police” written on it. She stated that this all occurred sometime between 9 and 10 a.m. that morning.

Lynnfield, March 12

A Salem Street caller reported he had his land surveyed. His neighbors were unhappy with this and removed all the lines the surveyor put up.

Swampscott, March 13

A Bates Road caller reported an unknown person sleeping on the lawn just after 11:30 a.m.. The person was a salesman from Andersen Windows.

Saugus, March 20

A Kelly’s Roast Beef manager reported a man dressed as Jesus running in and out of traffic on Route 1 South at 11:53 p.m. An officer reported the man was a Malden Catholic fan celebrating a win and left.

Peabody, March 23

A report of three teens harassing wild turkeys at 6:15 p.m. at Welch School on Swampscott Avenue.

Swampscott, March 28

A Walker Road caller reported a huge raccoon was trying to get into his home through a vent on the roof at 6:06 a.m.

Swampscott, April 5

A Pine Hill Road caller said she tried to back out from her driveway and a turkey would not move for her to back out. Every time she tried to back out, the turkey moved to her rear wheel. She was afraid and did not want to run him over.

Saugus, April 16

A disturbance was reported at the IHOP on Broadway at 5:20 a.m. A caller reported another customer assaulted him and threw hot sauce on him before leaving in a BMW. An officer reported a small cup of hot sauce was thrown at the man and the suspect fled prior to his arrival.

Lynnfield, April 21

A caller reported people yelling at each other in the parking lot at Lynnfield Commons on North Broadway at 5:13 a.m. An officer reported a fox in the back parking lot squealing every few minutes.

Saugus, April 24

A report of 10 ducks trying to cross Route One Northbound near the Boston Market on Broadway at 7:53 a.m. Sunday. Police reported the call was unfounded.

Saugus, April 30

A road rage incident was reported at Winter and Central streets. A caller reported a woman threw an iced coffee through her window at her while they were at the rotary in Cliftondale Square.

Peabody, May 5

A Chase Circle caller reported two mallard ducks in a pool. The caller was advised to shoo them away or let them leave on their own.

Peabody, May 10

A suspicious motor vehicle was reported at 3:01 a.m. at Speedway on Lowell Street. A clerk reported there was a red vehicle sitting at the pump for about an hour. An officer checked and the woman thought it was a full service station.

Marblehead, May 27

A Stramski Way caller reported cocaine bags and condoms were left on her property. She also reported illegal drug activity on her street.

Peabody, May 31

A North Central Street caller reported three cows in the backyard shortly before 5 p.m. The caller later stated there were 10 to 12 cows now loose. Officers assisted the staff of Dunajski Dairy in bringing the cows back to their pen.

Peabody, May 31

A Veterans Memorial Drive caller reported a neighbor was chasing after her kids with a stick at 6:48 p.m.

Saugus, June 19

An employee at Panera Bread on Broadway reported that a customer complained about a drink and then proceeded to throw drinks at the employee. An officer was told by the manager that this was caused by a wrong drink order. The customer threw the drinks behind the counter and stormed off.

Marblehead, June 21

A Lincoln Park caller reported he was having a problem with his neighbor around 4:30 p.m. He was trying to grill and there was a neighbor who was moving his grill and spraying his wife with a hose.

Peabody, June 26

A report of a woman walking around outside without sneakers shortly after 10 p.m. at the U.S. Post Office on Wallis Street. An officer transported her to the sneakers’ location.

Marblehead, July 2

A woman reported that while her boat was on its private dock on Hunsley Lane, it appeared that someone had been on it and moved all kinds of things around on the boat. Nothing was taken, but just moved around. Her husband then got on the phone to say that he had read something about “The Arranger,” a person who was going into people’s homes on the neck and moving things around. He also said that his daughter had seen someone standing on their boat but didn’t call police at the time it happened.

Marblehead, July 2

A report of a drone hovering over the porch at 12:30 p.m. on Goodwins Court. A frantic woman called reporting a drone was hovering over her deck for two minutes. She said “a crime could happen” and that it was “an invasion of privacy.” She didn’t want a police response or her name in the paper. She also didn’t want her father to know about the drone as it was her parents’ property.

Saugus, July 4

A Clifton Street caller reported he believed his neighbor shot out the window to his vehicle with a BB gun. An officer reported two BB shots to the window, but was unable to speak with the neighbor.

Marblehead, July 6

A West Shore Drive woman called shortly after 2 p.m. to say that she couldn’t find her husband. She said she was watching television and didn’t have a concept for how long she hadn’t seen him for. Her husband was located in the garage cleaning his car.

Peabody, July 10

A caller reported there was a suspicious motor vehicle in the area of the post office on Essex Center Drive shortly before 11 p.m. An officer spoke with the people in the vehicle, who were driving around the parking lot catching Pokemon Go characters.

Marblehead, Aug. 5

A caller reported kite surfers came toward her “aggressively” three or four times while she was swimming at the beach on Ocean Avenue at 6:43 p.m. She said she felt threatened.

Peabody, Aug. 8

A Martinack Avenue man reported he disposed of a dead bat in his house after coming home from vacation. He stated that his friend, and their cat, were house sitting at the time and the cat may have killed the bat.

Marblehead, Aug. 10

A report of a woman throwing a bucket of water at another female at 11:21 a.m. Pleasant Street. The woman denied throwing water at the caller. The woman called back to say that when the other female threw the dog water at her, it caused her eyes to turn all red. She said she spent eight hours at the doctor yesterday for her eyes and that she is going blind in her left eye. She declined medical attention.

Marblehead, Aug. 19

A Pleasant Street caller reported she was being evicted and said the son of the dog groomer tells her “FU” every time he sees her so she does not go out much. She stated he comes every day and scratches her car. She called complaining that in the paper, it was reported as a glass of water that was thrown at her. She said it was a whole bucket and she was covered from head to toe. She said it was not fair to say that in the paper and wants it changed. She was told by police that they do not write the newspaper. She said her eyes were still bothering her, but she had still not gone for any medical attention, as she was having her class reunion.

Marblehead, Aug. 20

A report of pokemon causing a disturbance at 3:30 p.m. on Lighthouse Lane. A caller reported his wife is a light sleeper and nightly, there are huge groups of people playing pokemon at the lighthouse. He requested that the gates get locked nightly. He said there is no lock on the chain and people just loosen the chain and go into the park.

Peabody, Aug. 22

A caller reported a vagrant bathing in the sink at Sunshine Laundry on Foster Street shortly before 10:30 a.m. He was described as a very dirty man who comes to the store frequently to bathe in the sink.

Marblehead, Aug. 27

A report of terrible music at 6:34 p.m. on Cloutmans Lane. A caller reported he was “listening to the worst music of his entire life” coming from across the ocean. He would like it noted and understood that nothing could be done.

Marblehead, Aug. 28

A Elm Street caller reported she has photographs of people who are shining laser beams at her house. She stated it’s an ongoing issue and has been speaking to her attorney about it.

Saugus, Sept. 3

A report of an aircraft accident at 11:36 a.m. on Salem Turnpike. A caller reported witnessing a small plane crash into the marsh on 107 Southbound. The owner retrieved the model plane from the marsh area. An officer reported a large model, unmanned airplane that crashed into the marsh.

Swampscott, Sept. 7

A Kings Beach Terrace homeowner reported someone was trying to break into his house shortly before 11 p.m. and he beat them up.

Marblehead, Sept. 9

A caller reported two drunks fighting outside the riptide on Pleasant Street shortly before 11:30 p.m. and heading toward the monument. One had a British accent and the other was in a suit.

Marblehead, Sept. 18

An Elm Street caller told police she finally got photos of the people responsible for shooting the light ray guns at her. She wanted to show the pictures to an officer after she got them developed.

Lynnfield, Sept. 18

A report of a german shepherd roaming the halls of a building at 2:39 p.m. at Lynnfield Commons at 375 North Broadway. The owner was located.

Marblehead, Sept. 26

A Maverick Street caller reported that kids were outside playing shortly after 4:30 p.m. and they were “ruining his right to quiet enjoyment.” He was told that police would not tell kids at that hour not to play outside because it’s not unreasonable for them to be out at that time.

Marblehead, Oct. 4

A Stonybrook Road caller reported that overnight, someone smeared a hamburger all over his son’s truck. The rear window and driver’s side were covered in condiments. The buns were on the roof and the windshield.

Marblehead, Oct. 18

An Elm Street woman sent police photos showing evidence of the neighbors shining lasers into her apartment. Officers investigated and found that it was a metallic, purple pinwheel inside of the apartment, which shines a purple beam when the sun hits it. An officer took photos and spun the pinwheel around so the sun no longer hits it. Police also took photos of the outside of the house, which show that the window is completely obstructed by bushes, as is the window of the house she alleges is shining the laser at her house.

Saugus, Oct. 18

A caller who wished to remain anonymous stated he went to the Red Roof Inn on Broadway to get a massage around 10 p.m. and when he got to the room, the woman was offering a different service.

Marblehead, Oct. 24

An Elm Street woman stated that she wanted to call and vent that she believes that all of the officers who have spoken to her about the “lasers that are being shot into her house” are not taking her seriously. She stated that it is happening again and that she will be contacting her lawyer about the issue. A man called and said he encountered the woman on the street and approached her to have a conversation about her screaming at 4:30 a.m. He reported that she told him that she is trying to get the neighbors to stop “shooting proton laser beams into the house” and that she knows “the lasers are from the Israelis.”

Peabody, Oct. 30

A Tara Road caller reported her neighbor was using a leaf blower to maliciously blow leaves onto her property.

Marblehead, Nov. 1

A person came into the police station with a photo of a picture of a man’s face that was taped to a tree on Tioga Way. There were no words on it.

Marblehead, Nov. 9

A Hawthorn Road caller reported a worker was delivering oil and had his dog with him shortly before 10:30 a.m. The caller stated that the dog got out of the oil truck and urinated on his lawn. The man asked the delivery man not to let his dog do that again. He replied “welcome to Marblehead,” upsetting the caller.

Marblehead, Nov. 29

A caller reported someone on Intervale Road had the American flag turned upside down. He felt it was because they were protesting the election results, but added that it is a distress signal and felt someone should go and check on them. An officer reported the house was actually on Brimblecomb Avenue, but no one was home.

Marblehead, Dec. 9

A Lincoln Park resident complained that a neighbor’s bushes were blocking and obstructing her driveway. An officer reported the woman doesn’t like the bushes and was told there was no police issue.

Marblehead, Dec. 27

A caller reported strange activity at Abbot Street and Abbot Court shortly before 2 p.m., stating that a car pulled up and people were pointing at houses. They then pulled farther up the street, got out and started going door to door. Police reported they were Jehovah’s witnesses.


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

John W. Monico Sr., 78

SAUGUS — Mr. John W. Monico Sr., 78, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Care One Peabody. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Rumson) Monico.

Born in Saugus, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Mary (Costello) Monico. John worked for the DPW in Saugus. He then became a firefighter for the City of Lynn from which he was retired. He was a member of the Moose and Elks Club in Port Charlotte, Fla.

In addition to his wife he leaves two sons, John Monico and his wife Deborah of Virginia, Daniel Monico of Saugus, one daughter, Jennifer Miranda and her husband Michael Jr. of Saugus. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, one late granddaughter and six great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his daughter Susan McGarr, brothers James, Salvatore, Joseph, Richard and Robert Monico, sisters Mary Lanza and Josephine Hatch.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus, on Wednesday at noon. Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Saugus. Arrangements by BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, Saugus. For condolences visit BisbeePorcella.com.

 

What a year it was

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2016 was an eventful year across the North Shore.

By Thor Jourgensen

It was the year a ferry got sunk in Lynn, a dinosaur was saved in Saugus, a laughing man burned his Swampscott home, Revere rejected slot machines and Peabody celebrated its centennial.

With 2016 hours away from ending, North Shore residents and residents in neighboring communities can look back on a year that made people smile, cry, yell and hope for what 2017 will bring.

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Donald Trump’s climb to the presidency dominated headlines this year, but Lynn’s police chief also made political news as a first-time candidate by being elected Essex County Sheriff. Kevin Coppinger will be sworn in at Lynn City Hall on Jan. 4.

His election came in a year that also saw Lynn City Council President Daniel Cahill elected East Lynn state representative and Thomas Walsh return to the state Legislature as Peabody’s representative.

Saugus’ Kane’s Donuts got into a fight this year with Lincoln Avenue neighborhood homeowners over truck deliveries. But the year ended on an up note with Kane’s announcing plans for a second Saugus location on Route 1 on the same site where developers have vowed to keep Route 1’s iconic orange dinosaur.

Saugus celebrated iconic landmarks in 2016 and Lynn lost two of the city’s longtime businesses. Christie’s closed its takeout eatery next to Nahant Rotary, where it had operated for 103 years, and Lucky Strike bowling alley on Buffum Street closed after 79 years in business.

The city also lost ferry service from Blossom Street extension to Boston with a Baker administration decision not to fund water transportation from Lynn for a third year of operation. The decision outraged Lynn legislators and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, who earlier in the year announced $4.5 million in federal money available to buy the city its own ferry.

Lynn and Peabody opened new middle schools in 2016 with Lynn students starting classes in Marshall Middle School following spring break and Peabody’s Higgins Middle School opening in September.

Lynn’s bid to build more middle schools to absorb a tidal wave of students in their early teens turned controversial with a plan to site one of the schools on Parkland Avenue. A small group of neighbors and a homeowner potentially facing eminent domain protested the project as city officials sought approval for the middle school plans.

Swampscott pressed forward with plans to convert the Machon School to senior housing and build homes on the Greenwood Avenue former middle school site. Two homes in the town were gutted by a July 3 fire and a Linden Avenue blaze was blamed on the homeowner who, according to a police report, laughed as he watched his ex-wife’s home burn. Authorities charged the man with arson.

Lynn police responded this year to three incidents ending in officer-involved fatal shootings, including a man police said try to carjack a woman in January and a gun-wielding robbery suspect in October. A man who attempted to rob a Lynnway gas station on Nov. 29 was shot by police who were told the suspect was armed.

City councilors focused their attention on the Lynnway during discussions this year about siting medical marijuana dispensaries. Passage of the state referendum legalizing marijuana loomed over the dispensary debate and several firms interested in selling medical marijuana locally have submitted proposals to the city.

Developers unveiled plans for an apartment complex on the Lynnway’s northern end in 2016 even as developers presented Saugus officials with plans for an extended-stay hotel and a combined residential, hotel and commercial development.

Lynn residents tempered their outlooks on potential new Lynnway development with anger over Partner HealthCare’s plans to close Union Hospital and the Lynnway’s garish appearance. City officials said there is little that can be done to clear away the forest of signs fighting for drivers’ attention along the road until new development changes the commercial Lynnway’s character.

Sports gave Lynn residents reasons to be happy in 2016. The stunning end to the English-Classical Thanksgiving game briefly spread Ram running back Marcus Rivera’s name nationwide, including an interview with ESPN. The Lynn Babe Ruth 15s headed to North Dakota with visions of winning the Babe Ruth World Series. They fell short but were embraced upon their return by family and friends.

St. Mary’s enjoyed a banner year with a state championship boys basketball team. The boys hockey team made it to the state final at TD Garden and the football team went to the Division 3A Super Bowl at Gillette.

Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo opposed a proposal to convert a corner of the city into a slots gambling complex. Residents defeated a referendum on the proposal and a similar statewide referendum met with defeat.

In Peabody, residents capped off renovations to the city’s center with a centennial celebration that continues into next week. Nahant residents remembered how the town came together to launch the home-made vessel “Valiant” while Lynnfield and Marblehead residents discussed plans to build a new library and continue the Gerry School’s more-than-century-long service to the town.


Thor Jourgensen can be reached at tjourgensen@itemlive.com.

Saugus hikes into the new year

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Breakheart Reservation is seen in this January 2016 file photo.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Hundreds are expected to lace up their sneakers for a tradition to start off the new year.

First Day Hikes originated in Massachusetts 26 years ago at Blue Hills Reservation, a 6,000-acre State Park in Milton. But many Saugonians reported their family memories of a New Year’s Day hike at Breakheart Reservation long before that.

The hikes, hosted by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, quickly became popular among rookie hikers and seasoned pros. In 2012, Massachusetts challenged the rest of the country to hold a hike in all 50 states. It has since been an annual event held at state parks nationwide; seven in Massachusetts.

“It’s a great opportunity for families to come out and enjoy the outdoors after feasting on holiday meals,” said Julie Martin, DCR’s director of visitor services. “People like to start their resolution by being healthy and outdoors and leading a healthy lifestyle.”

The event has attracted upwards of 200 nature lovers to the 652-acre state park located in Saugus and Wakefield, she said.

Nahant books a trip back in time

Participants will meet at the Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center leading up to the 11 a.m. start time. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. DCR staff will lead the group on a two-mile loop throughout the park, following the paved roads. Once the hikers return to the Visitor Center, they can warm up by the fire with a cup of clam chowder donated by Kelly’s Roast Beef, a sandwich shop that dates back to 1951 when its original location opened on Revere Beach.

The Friends of Breakheart will assist with serving and other accommodations.

“The hike is also a reminder to people that we are a four-season operation and we encourage people to use our parks all year long,” Martin said.

The hike will be canceled if the weather is icy. Call the First Day Hike Information Hotline at 617-626-1450 for updates.


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

Woman hit by SUV

SAUGUS — A woman was struck by an SUV near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Vincent Street Thursday night.

Priscilla Sarat, a Saugus resident, exited a transit bus and attempted to cross the road when she was struck by a 2007 Ford Escape at about 7 p.m., said Lt. Tom Coogan of the Saugus Police Department.

The vehicle was driven by Nancy Nilsson, a Lincoln Avenue resident, according to the police report on the accident.

Sarat was transported by ambulance to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital with unknown injuries, according to the report.

Police log: 12-31-2016

Police log: 12-31-2016

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

LYNN

Arrests

Katelyn Flanagan, 26, no address listed, was arrested and charged with performing  an unnatural act at 4:12 a.m. Friday.

Austin Martinez, 20, of 3 Oxford Terrace, was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seat belt, along with a straight warrant, at 2:19 a.m. Friday.

Mainor Monteros-Solis, 36,  of 367 Chatham St., was arrested and charged with performing an unnatural act at 4:21 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:22 p.m. Thursday on Harmon Street; at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 570 Western Ave.at 10:21 p.m. Thursday on Belle Avenue; at 10:44 p.m. Thursday at 333 Boston St.; at 1:14 a.m. Friday at 124 Boston St.; at 6:46 a.m. Friday at 8 Adams St.

Complaints

A report of larceny at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at 84 Grove St.; at 7:54 a.m. Friday at 8 Tilton Pl.

A report of a disturbance at 4:06 p.m. Thursday at 13 Nahant St.; at 4:30 p.m. at 130 Neptune Blvd.; at 7:15 p.m. on Lovett Place; at 8:41 p.m. at 399 Essex St.; at 9:08 p.m. at at 224 Washington St.; at 2:39 a.m. Friday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 3:16 a.m. at 15 Lyman St.; at 4:30 a.m. Friday at 381 Summer St.; at 6:21 a.m. at 26 Washington St.; at 7:58 a.m. Friday at 16 Hanover St.

A report of vandalism at 5:48 p.m. Thursday at 25 Boston St.

A report of a 911 hang up at 6:43 p.m. Thursday at 66 Laighton St.; at 12:34 a.m. Friday at 194 Judge Rd.; at 5:49 a.m. at 204 Eastern Ave.

A report of a neighbor problem at 6:53 p.m.  Thursday on Milton Street; at 7:22 a.m. Friday at 16 Hanover St.

A report of a fight at 7:22 p.m. Thursday at 20 E Highland St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:35 p.m. Thursday at 55 Elmwood Ave.

A report of a missing person at 11:20 p.m. Thursday at 50 Newhall St.; at 4:17 a.m. Friday at 4 Fosdick Terr.

A report of an uninvited guest at 2:38 a.m. Friday at 88 Light St.; at 7:15 a.m. at 50 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 7:48 a.m. Friday at 1 Fortesque Terr.

Police log: 12-30-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a citizen receiving annoying phone calls at 12:29 p.m. Thursday on Carol Road.

A report of an unwanted flyer placed in a mailbox at 12:37 p.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street.

A report of a 911 hang-up at 3:42 p.m. Thursday on Atlantic Avenue. Call was accidental.; at 11:20 p.m. Thursday on Turner Road.

A report of a drunk man causing a problem at 6:37 p.m. Thursday on Tedesco Street. Man was taken into custody.

A report of a disturbance at 12:17 a.m. Friday on Pond Street.


PEABODY

Complaints

A report of larceny at 2:35 p.m. Thursday st 16 Crownshield St.; at 2:44 p.m. at 4 Lincoln Rd.

A report of computer fraud at 3:04 p.m. Thursday at 34 Connolly Ter.

A report of threats at 5:35 p.m. Thursday on Brown Street.

A report of an unwanted guest at 10:28 p.m. Thursday on Sylvan Street; at 3:53 a.m. On Raymond Circle.

A report of a disturbance at 12:03 a.m. Friday on Endicott Street; at 12:41 a.m. On Washington Street; at 2:08 a.m. on Fulton Street.

A report of larceny at 11:38 a.m. Friday at 210Y Andover St.


REVERE

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:18 a.m. Thursday on Central Avenue; at 5:07 p.m. on Shirley Avenue; at 8:15 p.m. on North Shore Road.

A report of shoplifting at 1:39 a.m. Thursday  on Squire Road; at 8:54 a.m. Thursday on Squire Road.

A report of an unwanted person at 1:47 a.m. Thursday on Steeple Street; at 1:39 p.m. Thursday on Prospect Avenue; at 1:45 p.m. Thursday on Adams Court; at 2:12 p.m. Thursday at Comfort Inn on American Legion Highway; at 11:56 p.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of suspicious activity at 2:52 a.m. Thursday on Sargent Street; at 9:55 a.m. Thursday on Walnut Avenue; at 11:32 a.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of a 911 hang-up at 1:08 p.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of larceny at 6:15 p.m. Thursday on Beach Street.

A report of an assault at 8:27 p.m. Thursday on North Shore Road; at 11:39 p.m. Thursday on Lee Burbank Highway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:57 p.m. Thursday at 333 Broadway; at 2:13 p.m. Thursday at 166 Walnut St.; at 7:03 p.m. Thursday on Lincoln Avenue; at 7:54 a.m. Friday on the Salem Turnpike.

Complaints

A report of a larceny at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 770 Broadway.

A report of shoplifting at 7:11 p.m. Thursday at 1325 Broadway.

A report of a 911 hang-up at 7:49 p.m. Thursday on Main Street. Call was accidental.

 

Saugus maps Route 1’s road to success

PHOTO BY PAULA MULLER
Stephen Cole, director of planning and development for Saugus, and Krista Leahy, the Saugus town planner, look over the Open Space and Recreation Inventory Map at Town Hall.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Several large-scale projects proposed for the town in the past year are expected to start shaping up in 2017.

Demolition of the former Route 1 Miniature Golf & Batting Cages site and the approval of a foundation permit for WoodSpring Suites are among several major economic development milestones the town saw in 2016, said Krista Leahy, who assumed the role of town planner in August.

The $120 million development under construction at the former miniature golf site will include 250 apartments, two hotels, shops and a parking garage.

After nearly six decades, the golf course closed in September. Michael Barsamian, a partner in the project, bought the iconic orange 20-foot tyrannosaurus rex for an undisclosed price and plans to install it next to the new hotel along with a pitch and putt net. Meanwhile, it’s still in the same spot overlooking Route 1.

Leahy, who works in the newly-created planning and development department with Director Stephen Cole, said when she began she hoped to offer a set of fresh eyes on ongoing projects and see them through.

“The beginning of utilizing the new zoning will definitely be seen in 2017,” Leahy said.

Swampscott is building a case

Town Meeting approved a rezoning of the major arterial commercial strip in May 2015 that allowed for mixed residential and commercial use and established a new, more transparent protocol for interested developers. In 2017, residents can expect to see the resulting construction.

Essex Landing is among the first projects under the new zoning.

TB Holdings Inc., an entity managed by Barsamian and Michael Touchette, bought a vacant 1.2-acre site next to the golf course in 2013 for $3.3 million, and they closed on the 1.4-acre golf parcel in September for $1.4 million.

Saugus’ beloved doughnut shop, Kane’s Donuts, recently announced its newest location will be among the development’s destination shops. The cafe-style shop is expected to open in December and plans include a drive-through.

“Essex Landing has quite a large site that they’ve got to clean up and level,” said Leahy. “It might be more of a process — but I think you’ll see that WoodSpring is well underway.”

WoodSpring Suites will be constructed at the former Cap World Truck Accessories & Trailers site at 832 Broadway this year. The $9 million hotel will be a four-story building with 122 rooms and parking. The units, of various sizes, will feature kitchenettes.

The project has gone through a review process and received suggestions from several community groups which helped shape the design, according to Stephen Martorano, senior project manager at Bohler Engineering, the developer.

The hotel will, ideally, accommodate someone visiting the area for work, he said. It will also be helpful to those who are in the process of moving and may have sold their home before they are able to move into a new one.

Interest in the Hilltop Steak House site was another 2016 turning point. AvalonBay purchased the property and is planning a development that includes apartments at the rear of the site and retail space in front.

“The Hilltop should be presenting to the planning board within the next few meetings,” Leahy said. “The community will see a little bit more about how that project will unfold.”

But revitalization plans expand beyond the major thoroughfare.

“Even though Route 1 is a prominent feature in town, there’s more to be done than just Route 1,” Leahy said. “There’s a big asset to the open space in town. We’ll spend the spring and summer time looking for ways to get funding to get more usable open space for the community members.”

Last week’s approval of the town’s Housing Production Plan will influence residential development over the next five years. The plan was developed over a series of public forums to meet the need for affordable and market rate housing, and reach the state’s mandatory 10 percent affordable housing goal.

It outlines strengths and weaknesses within the town’s housing market and presents strategies for achieving a healthy mix of housing types and tenure options moving forward. Saugus received a $20,000 state grant to develop the plan.

Town Manager Scott Crabtree could not be reached for comment.


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

Police log: 12-30-2016

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

LYNN

Arrests

Anastasia Beckley was arrested on warrant charges of home invasion and possession of a Class B drug at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Bridget Christopher, 23, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 11:28 a.m. Thursday.

Oscar Hernandez, 28, of 22 Harris St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and OUI drugs at 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

Moises Ortiz, 28, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 12:57 p.m. Thursday.

Bunly Phok, 45, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 11:31 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday at 210 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at Columbia and Eastern avenues; at 10:53 p.m. Wednesday at 274 Essex St.; at 12:54 a.m. Thursday at 128 Jackson St.; at 12:37 p.m. Thursday at 697 Boston St.  

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday on Fayette Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:46 p.m. Wednesday at 111 Chestnut St.; at 4:11 p.m. Wednesday at 50 State St.; at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday at 77 Green St.; at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 932 Lynnfield St.; at 6:16 a.m. Thursday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at 655 Western Ave.; at 10:51 a.m. Thursday at 39 Magnolia Ave; at 12:38 p.m. Thursday at 44 Averill St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:49 a.m. Thursday at 61 Bulfinch St.; at 11:05 a.m. Thursday at 425 Lynnway; at 12:41 p.m. Thursday at 7-Eleven at 264 Essex St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at 328 Chestnut St.; at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Tremont St.

Police log: 12-29-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of an odor of natural gas outside at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street. National Grid was notified. The odor was outside and inside the house. Police shut down the street. Police spoke with the homeowner, who was at work and unable to leave, but gave key access to the fire department. There was a malfunction in a gas heating unit, which was shut off and the homeowner was notified to have it fixed.

Woman spits out drugs during traffic stop


PEABODY

Arrests

Deshawn Huston, 21, of 487 Walnut St., Lynn, was arrested on warrants at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:16 p.m. Wednesday at 133 Lowell St.; at 7:51 a.m. Thursday at 147 Summit St. and Lynnfield Street; at 9:48 a.m. Thursday at 24 Mt Vernon St.; at 12:56 p.m. Thursday at Sears Automotive at 210S Andover St.

Overdose

A report of a drug overdose at 8:12 a.m. Thursday on Dana Road. The medical examiner’s office took possession of the deceased person.


REVERE

Arrests

Sherri L. Marano, 45, of 925 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on warrants at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street. Linda Chea, 21, of 120 Marshall St., was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage; at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shirley Avenue and North Shore Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday on North Shore Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:44 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue; at 3:07 a.m. Wednesday on Victoria Street; at 3:47 a.m. Wednesday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday on Cushman Avenue; at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday on Dehon Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny of a rug at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday on Barrett Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday at Greater Boston Fitness on Charger Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday on Mt Vernon Street; at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at Patty’s Auto Parts at 140 Salem Turnpike; at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:51 a.m. Thursday at Patty’s Auto Parts on Salem Turnpike. A vehicle into a telephone pole was reported. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday at Ocean State Job Lot at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway. A caller reported he saw a man in a white van who may have a firearm. Police checked the area and reported the call was unfounded.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn Express at 999 Broadway. The manager reported four tires missing from a vehicle.


SWAMPSCOTT

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

Local teams show support for Falmouth community

COURTESY PHOTO
The St. Mary’s boys hockey team hung the jerseys numbered “10” and “19” in honor of James Lavin and Owen Higgins respectively. The No.88 is a tribute to the late Patrick Reddy. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

A handful of local high school hockey teams are doing their part to pay respects to James Lavin and Owen Higgins, the two Falmouth High School students who were killed a car crash last Thursday night.

Lavin and Higgins, members of Falmouth High’s hockey team, had just left hockey practice when their car crashed into the woods around 7 p.m. Lavin was pronounced dead the scene of the accident. Higgins died later Thursday night from the injuries he suffered.

Local teams have rallied together to show their support for the Falmouth community. At the Lynn Jets Christmas Tournament, the Lynn and Swampscott teams hung jerseys on their benches with the respective numbers worn by Higgins and Lavin. Higgins wore number “19” while Lavin wore number “10.”

Wednesday’s contest between the Peabody/Lynnfield and Quincy/North Quincy girls hockey teams included a similar tribute. Peabody/Lynnfield’s bench also featured a banner that read “Falmouth Strong.”

At the Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament, Beverly, Gloucester and Marblehead hung the No.10 and No.19 jerseys on their respective benches. The same was done by Saugus in the Kasabuski Tournament and Revere/Malden in the East Boston Deep Freeze Tournament.

The St. Mary’s boys hockey team held a fundraiser on Wednesday night as the Spartans hosted Lowell Catholic at Connery Rink.

The St. Mary’s community suffered a similar tragic loss in 2007 when Patrick Reddy died in a car accident in Maine. Reddy, a 2006 graduate of St. Mary’s, starred on the Spartans hockey team.

“He (Reddy) was a senior captain and just a very popular kid both with the hockey program and the school,” St. Mary’s hockey coach Mark Lee said. “He was very popular in the Lynn community.”

Lee added that the tragedy in Falmouth hit home for the St. Mary’s team, after having experienced a similar loss in Reddy’s death.

“It hit home, especially for those of us who were here coaching and for the Reddy family,” Lee said. “It brought back some bad memories of a tragedy that feels like it happened yesterday. It has to be a nightmare. I can’t imagine what those two families are going through.”

St. Mary’s donated all of the proceeds from the game’s 50-50 raffle, and raised a total of $2200. That amount was matched by the Patrick Reddy Foundation, as well as the Joseph O’Donnell Foundation, making it a $6600 total for the fundraising efforts.

“I think hockey people are special,” Lee said. “It’s a tight family and we rally around each other. It’s just a tragedy. We’ve gone through it at St. Mary’s. We know firsthand how tragic it is and we appreciated other schools helping us in our time of loss.”

Lee added, “The hockey community is a special community. We’re happy to do what we can to help ease the pain a little bit.”

Lee credited Mike Reddy, father of the late Patrick, for offering the idea of a fundraiser on behalf of the St. Mary’s community.

“As soon as it happened he (Mike) contacted me,” Lee said. “Having lived it and having that feeling of what the families are going through, I give the Reddy’s all the credit in the world. They wanted to do something in the name of St. Mary’s.”

In a team effort, the St. Mary’s players got the word out to their friends and families in hopes of drawing a strong crowd at Wednesday’s game. The fans in the crowd also showed support by wearing maroon and white, Falmouth High School’s colors.

“Our players were happy to help,” Lee said. “They did everything they could to get the word out and get a good crowd at the game. I believe these young men understood and were honored to be a part of this. We had a good crowd at the game. A lot of the kids in the crowd wore Falmouth colors.”

Lee acknowledged the fundraising efforts as a sign that the St. Mary’s community cares for the losses suffered in Falmouth.

“I’m very proud of our program,” Lee said. “Our hearts go out those families.”


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

Walter M. Williamson

NORTH READING — Walter M. “Wally” Williamson, of North Reading, previously of Gloucester and Saugus. Dec. 24. Beloved husband of Margaret (Minichiello). Father of Peter and his wife Beth of Gloucester, Daniel of Washington, Timothy and his wife Laura of Danvers, Amy Sasso and her husband Patrick of Newbury and the late Philip Williamson. Grandfather of Rian, Nikki, Hannah, Conor, Garrett, Patrick, Kathryn, Thomas and Sophia. Wally was a member of Local 537 Pipe Fitters Union.

Service information: Relatives and friends may visit in the COTA Funeral Home, 335 Park St., (corner of Park St. and Rt. 28), North Reading, at Reading line, on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Interment will be private. Please omit flowers and make donations in Walter’s name to a charity of your choice. Cotafuneralhomes.com.

Thinking positive for 2017

A look back at the year makes it easy to conclude 2016 set the stage for significant economic development in Lynn and surrounding communities in 2017.

By rejecting a concerted effort to bring slot machine gambling to Revere, Massachusetts voters provided a green light for the city to expand Ocean Avenue development to Suffolk Downs and the former Wonderland Greyhound Park.

By helping developers interested in building on Route 1 in Saugus, town officials primed the pump for transformative development along the roadway. In Lynn, a major waterfront residential project offers the possibility of sparking additional development in 2017. In Swampscott, two new housing complexes are planned for former public school sites.

The common thread tying these development proposals together from Route 1 to Lynn’s waterfront is the willingness on the part of developers to spend money locally. That confidence is rooted in an improved economy as well as receptive attitudes on the part of city and town officials to help development proposals proceed smoothly.

Lynn home sales stay hot

The upcoming year will see housing and commercial projects take shape on Route 1 and bring jobs to formerly iconic locations along the roadway. Projects planned this year and reviewed by town officials have the potential to bring new jobs to Saugus and spur other developers into looking at Route 1 for its development potential.

Saugus is driven to help

Swampscott’s Machon School and Greenwood Avenue housing proposals will ultimately be welcome additions to the town. Both projects have a ways to go before Machon is converted to senior affordable housing and the former middle school site on Greenwood Avenue becomes residences.

The apartment complex proposed for the former Beacon Chevrolet site opposite North Shore Community College’s Lynn campus is large enough to be a template for Lynn’s waterfront revival.

City officials and longtime city residents have heard and read about “waterfront revivals” throughout past decades without the big talk turning into big construction projects. But the Beacon project has caught the attention of city, state and federal officials and developers who are looking to build on the Lynnway’s Saugus River end.

New housing on the waterfront can spark imaginative ideas for providing pedestrian access to the waterfront and even expanding Seaport Marina.

Cynics are quick to dismiss plans and talk about big projects but substantial work undertaken this year to make development a reality is poised to bear fruit in the new year.

Police log: 12-29-2016

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

LYNN

Arrests

Alexis Bingham, of 58 Broad St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday.

Nelson Bolivar, 52, of 64 Palmer Ave., Salem, was arrested and charged with Class A drug distribution and Class B drug distribution at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Andrew Cole, 37, of 528 Water St., Wakefield, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday.

Melissa Snow, of 13 Beckford St., Beverly, was arrested on a warrant charge of Class B drug distribution at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday.

Edward Welsh, 34, of 33 Linwood Road, was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice at 8:32 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at 185 Chatham St.; at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday at Broad and Exchange streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday at 544 Chestnut St.; at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at 94 Alley St.; at 8:04 p.m. Tuesday at 483 Chatham St.; at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday at 580 Essex St.; at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern Avenue and Victory Road; at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Market and State streets; at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday at 192 Euclid Ave.; at 1:02 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Silsbee and Union streets.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Washington St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday at 169 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday at 460 Eastern Ave.

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at 44 Allerton St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at Compare Supermarket at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday at 19 Chase St.; at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday at 1 George St.; at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday at Lawton and Rogers avenues; at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday at 60 Estes St.

A report of a gunshot at 2:16 p.m. Tuesday on Pennybrook Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue; at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday at Lynn Shore Drive and Wave Street; at 4:17 a.m. Wednesday on Essex Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Parkland Ave.

A report of a robbery at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday at 30 Harwood St.

Police log: 12-28-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street; at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday at Washington and Mugford streets.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday on Orchard Circle. A caller reported he saw a woman walking around the house under construction and trying the back door. He had never seen her before. Police reported the woman was authorized to be there by the homeowner. She was the housekeeper; at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday at Abbot Street and Abbot Court. A caller reported strange activity, in that a car pulled up and people were pointing at houses. They then pulled further up the street, got out and started going door to door. Police reported they were Jehovah’s witnesses.

Woman spits out drugs during traffic stop


PEABODY

Arrests

Jacqueline M. Camp, 22, of 82 Judge Road, Lynn, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Elesman Cordoba, 35, of 30 High St., Apt. B4, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to display owner’s name at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.; at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday at Crystal Lake at 648 Lowell St. and 1 Crystal Drive. Police reported a vehicle struck the crosswalk light at the entrance to Crystal Lake; at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at 6 Highland St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:39 p.m. Tuesday at 47 Blaney Ave. and 2 Eastman Park. A caller reported a car alarm sounding for two hours.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Sherman St. A caller reported her neighbor told her that it appeared someone was prowling in the house, which was temporarily condemned and should be vacant. Police checked the house and reported it was vacant.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday at Bath & Body Works at 210B Andover St. A caller reported her cell phone was stolen while inside the mall; at 5:56 a.m. Wednesday at Extended Stay America at 200 Jubilee Drive. A caller reported the rims and tires were stolen off her truck; at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday at McVann O’Keefe Rink at 511 Lowell St.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday at Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott on Morris Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:39 p.m. Tuesday at Sargent Street and Washington Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cushman Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Beach Train Station on Shirley Avenue; at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday on Orr Square; at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday at Mobil Gas Station on Squire Road; at 9:28 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Cooledge Street; at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday at James Street and Walnut Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue; at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday at Aesthetic North on Broadway.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Michael R. Adams, of 2 Sigourney St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of property damage, OUI liquor and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 12:22 a.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday at 24 Hamilton St.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at 43 Staaf Road. A caller reported three men were attempting to break into her grandmother’s home. The caller further reported that it was only family members trying to get into the home.

Theft

A report of an unarmed robbery at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday at Saugus Bank at 412 Lynn Fells Parkway. The bank teller reported the male robber handed her a note, but no weapon was shown.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Puritan Lane.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:21 a.m. Tuesday at 74 Rockland St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday on Danvers Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday at 78 Columbia St.

School Roundup: Sachems continue to roll

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Olivia Valente scored nine points for the Sachems as Saugus remains undefeated this season. 

By MIKE ALONGI 

The Saugus girls basketball team remained undefeated with a 44-21 win over Malden on Wednesday night. Olivia Valente was the team’s high scorer with nine points, while Alessia Salzillo, Krissy Italiano and Rachel Nazzaro each scored seven points.

The Sachems (4-0) will play a home game against Winthrop on Tuesday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Beverly 76, Madison Park 48

Pat Gavin led the way for the Panthers, notching a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Luigi Derrane had 16 points, while Hugh Calice had 13 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Kevin Morency contributed seven points and five assists.

Marblehead 53, Masconomet 33

Andy Clough almost had a triple-double to lead the way for the Magicians (4-2), finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks. Derek Marino added 12 points, while Bo Millett had a big game on the glass with 10 rebounds.

Marblehead will have a home game against Burke tomorrow evening.

Bishop Fenwick 79, Winthrop 66

Isaiah Cashwell-Doe earned tournament MVP honors after scoring 24 points to win the Pope John Tournament title game on Wednesday night. Ryan Veguilla was also named to the tournament All-Star team after scoring 15 points and hitting five critical free throws down the stretch to help seal the win for the Crusaders.

Fenwick (3-3) will travel to Saugus for a road game against the Sachems on Friday night.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Beverly/Danvers 4, Billerica/Chelmsford 3 (OT)

Sophomore Brittany Foster notched a hat trick, including the game-winning goal in overtime, to help keep the Panthers’ undefeated streak going and win the North Shore Showcase on Wednesday at the Bourque Arena at Endicott College. Foster scored the game-winner while shorthanded in the overtime period.

The Panthers took a 3-2 lead with 7:40 left in the game and held it until Billerica/Chelmsford tied it up on a powerplay goal with 14.8 seconds left. Once the game went to overtime, Foster stepped up and won it for Beverly/Danvers.

Senior captain Izzy Primack added a goal and an assist for the Panthers (6-0-1), while senior captain McKinley Karpa added one assist.

Beverly/Danvers will now have over a week to get set for a rematch against Billerica/Chelmsford on the road at Hallenborg Memorial Pavilion in Billerica on Saturday, January 7.

St. Mary’s 7, Lincoln-Sudbury 0

The Spartans rebounded from a tough loss on Tuesday night with a shutout win in the consolation game of the North Shore Showcase on Wednesday afternoon at the Bourque Arena at Endicott College. Sophomore Codi Butt had a big game with two goals and two assists, while senior captain Sarah Ryan, sophomore Mady Hentosh and seventh grader Ayla Cioffi each recorded one goal and one assist. Senior captain Ashley Wojewodzic and freshman Zoe Solomons each added one goal. Senior goalie Emily Stephenson recorded 15 saves in the shutout win.

The Spartans (3-2-0) will play on the road Monday against Lexington at The Edge Sports Center in Bedford.

BOYS HOCKEY

St. Mary’s 4, Lowell Catholic 1

Behind two goals from Anthony Bono, the Spartans were able to notch a win at Connery Rink on Wednesday night. Dante Maribito added a goal and an assist for St. Mary’s (3-2-0), while Nick Napolitano scored a goal and Marc Zampanti recorded one assist.

Next up for the Spartans is a home game against Winchester at Connery on Saturday afternoon.

Gloucester 5, Beverly 2

Sal Costanzo and Liam Lyons each scored two goals for the Fishermen to win the consolation game of the Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament at Talbot Rink in Gloucester on Wednesday afternoon. Chris Noyes also scored a goal for Gloucester (2-3-0), while goalie Noah Poliskey recorded 25 saves. The Fishermen have a home game against North Reading at Talbot on Friday evening.

For Beverly (1-4-0), Andrew Mezza and Conor Hanlon each scored one goal. The Panthers will face off against Wakefield at the Stoneham Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Matignon 4, Bishop Fenwick 3

Despite an early lead, Fenwick fell in the opening round of the Tom Fitzgerald Christmas Tournament at Stoneham Arena on Wednesday afternoon.

The Crusaders held a two-goal lead until Matignon rattled off three unanswered scores to take a 3-2 lead in the third period. Fenwick tied it up at 3-3, but Matignon notched a late goal to steal the win and advance to the tournament final.

Kasey O’Brien led the way for Fenwick (2-3-0) with one goal and one assist, while Rob Murphy and Derek DelVecchio each scored one goal. Greg Mattucci recorded one assist.

The Crusaders are back in action tomorrow afternoon when they take on Cambridge in the consolation game of the Fitzgerald tournament.

Agatha Contino, 67

SAUGUS — Miss Agatha Contino, age 67, died on Dec. 23 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield.

Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Agata (Falzone) Contino. Miss Contino worked as a paralegal for the United States Department of Labor.

She is survived by two brothers, Michael Contino and his wife Beth Contino of Lynn, Louis Contino and his wife Susan of Contino of West Newbury; dear friend, Jeanne LaPointe of Revere and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Philip Contino.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Wednesday (today) 4-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com.