Saugus

Former Saugus, Nahant town manager pleads guilty to bid rigging

FILE PHOTO
Andrew Bisignani.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SALEM — Andrew Bisignani, 70, pleaded guilty to multiple crimes committed during his tenure as town manager of Saugus and Nahant, including procurement fraud, destroying public records, and municipal bid rigging, in Salem Superior Court on Thursday.

Salem Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley sentenced Bisignani to two years of probation, including six months of home confinement, to begin after the federal home confinement sentence he is currently serving — which stems from tax evasion charges — is completed in January.

While under house arrest, Bisignani will only be able to leave his home for work, community service, medical and court appointments and religious services. He was also ordered to pay a $60,000 fine, or $5,000 for each of the 12 charges.

Bisignani served as town manager of Saugus from Jan. 1, 2009 to Jan. 12, 2012, and as town administrator of Nahant from Feb. 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014.

“Throughout my 37 years of public service, including, specifically, my tenure as town manager of Saugus and as town administrator of Nahant, my concerns and priorities were always the health, safety, and wellbeing of the community I served, never my own self-interest,” Bisignani said in a statement.

“I was not charged with, nor did I plead guilty to, any act of personal gain,” he continued. “My objective now is to move forward in my life, unencumbered by this legal matter. My hope is that the citizens of the communities I have served know that I always acted in what I believed to be in their best interests, and that they will judge me on the totality of my public service and on my accomplishments attendant thereto.”

In court, Bisignani apologized, saying that he regretted the decisions he has made, and added that he realizes they were not always in the best interest of the public.

Bisignani admitted to improperly funneling public contracts to favored contractors while serving as Nahant town administrator and as Saugus town manager, which violated procurement laws pertaining to the expenditure of municipal funds. Such laws dictate the process by which public funds may be spent, and how vendors who will provide services to the town are selected, prosecutors said.

He was indicted on Dec. 30, 2014 after a two-year investigation by the Essex County District Attorney’s office, which began after improper spending was discovered by  forensic auditors, who examined the town of Saugus finances after Bisignani left his position as town manager in January 2012.

Bisignani admitted to attempting to conceal his scheme by altering and destroying documents that an Essex County Grand Jury had subpoenaed from the town of Nahant. Prosecutors said that Bisignani met with one of the Nahant selectmen during the grand jury investigation to discuss his continued employment as town administrator. During the meeting, Bisignani secretly recorded the conversation without the selectman’s knowledge.

Prosecutors said the scheme orchestrated by Bisignani during his stints as town manager in both towns included hiring choice contractors to complete town services, bypassing a public procurement, or bidding process. He directed the town of Saugus to pay invoices for projects that weren’t ever advertised, not subject to any public bidding, and were identified as “emergency” procurements that weren’t approved by the Department of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, prosecutors said.

Those invoices approved by Bisignani only disclosed a portion of a project’s cost, designated projects as emergency work, and did not include payment of prevailing wages. Payments for split invoices were also spread out, concealing the actual cost of projects, and hiding the need for those projects to have gone through a public bidding and advertising process, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said his failure to comply with procurement laws caused the town of Saugus to hire a contractor that had been banned from providing services to municipalities by the Department of Industrial Accidents during that time period. Bisignani also gave approval for multiple payments by the town of Saugus to contractors for the same services, prosecutors said.

Assistant District Attorney Karen Hopwood recommended a state prison sentence of 1½ to 2 years, followed by three years of probation, arguing that it was impossible to calculate the financial impact of Bisignani’s crimes on the towns of Saugus and Nahant, and that it couldn’t be verified that work was done properly or at all.

Hopwood said there’s a sentiment that Bisignani carried out his crimes for the benefit of the town, but that it appears the benefit was only to the vendors or the defendant. She said Bisignani came from Revere and had worked in city government prior to coming to Saugus — this was not a situation where he did not understand his responsibilities or obligations to the town. She said the proof that what he did in Saugus was intentional is shown by him carrying out the same crimes during his tenure in Nahant, and then trying to cover it up.

She said Bisignani had people and companies that did work for Saugus perform work at his house and gave Nahant jobs to people who had never worked for Nahant, but who had done work for the defendant.

Bisignani’s attorney, Tracy Miner, argued during her sentencing recommendation for probation that her client was accepting responsibility and that there wasn’t any evidence that he had benefited personally. She said what he did was out of expediency and that much of the work was emergency work, and that it benefited the towns. She said he chose favored contractors, people he had worked with previously, because people tend to call the people they know and who will do a good job.  

Feeley said that the fact he was imposing probation, rather than prison time, is not a reflection on any feeling he had that Bisignani’s conduct was not criminal, but speaks much more to the mitigating factors. He said there was no proof that the actions were for personal gain, there was any loss from the vendor contracts, and that the work wasn’t needed or completed properly.

“This scheme charged in this case did not just create an unfair playing field, but an almost entirely secret playing field where hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds were spent without any procurement process or transparency,” District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said in a statement. “The effective administration of government depends upon a basic trust that persons with authority over public funds comply with the law.

“Mr. Bisignani not only betrayed that trust (of) the taxpayers of Saugus and Nahant, who entrusted him to manage their communities’ resources effectively and according (to) the law, but he also thwarted investigators, secretly recorded one of the elected officials to whom he answered, and destroyed town records in order to conceal his crimes,” Blodgett continued.

Bisignani is currently serving a six-month home confinement sentence after he pleaded guilty last December to tax evasion in U.S. District Court. He admitted to four counts of filing false tax returns and failing to report more than $375,000 of his income on his federal tax returns over four years. He had already served four months in the Coolidge House, prosecutors said.


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

 

Police Log: 7-21-17

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

 

LYNN

 

Arrests

Ryan Cook, of 10 Adams Court, was arrested on a warrant charge of threat to commit a crime at 11:24 a.m. Wednesday.

Norma Dawson, 60, of 7 Liberty Square, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday.

Shawn Fleurime, 19, of 15 Eutaw Ave., was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday.

Mary Gaul, of 280 Euclid Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of possession of a shielding device, larceny, and Class E drug possession at 2:46 a.m. Thursday.

Roberto Irizarry-Lopez, 29, of 102 Main St., Peabody, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 12:46 p.m. Thursday.

Wendi Mattos, of 100 Willow St., was arrested on a warrant charge of trespassing at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday.

Andrew McCluskey, 48, of 6 Turnbull Ave., Wakefield, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Anderson Oscar, 26, of 15 Webster St., Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday at 395 Lynnway; at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Myrtle streets; at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday at 145 Lynn Shore Drive; at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Washington streets; at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at Broad and Exchange streets; at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at Essex and Rockaway streets; at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday at 707 Western Ave.; at 7:32 p.m. Wednesday at 88 Broad St.; at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan’s Liquors at 196 Essex St.; at 11:54 a.m. Thursday at 70 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:24 p.m. Wednesday at Atlantic Toyota at 671 Lynnway; at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 67 Washington St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday at 103 Liberty St.; at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday on Washington Street; at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday on Boston Street.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday at 200 Union St.; at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at 411 Broadway; at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at 166 Washington St.; at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday at 604 Essex St.; at 11:07 p.m. Wednesday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 2:20 p.m. Thursday on Amity Street.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday on State Street; at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday on South Common Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Sanderson Ave.; at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at 200 South Common St.; at 10:55 a.m. Thursday at 147 Washington St.

A report of a robbery at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday at 33 Lynnway; at 1:47 p.m. Thursday at Astor and Summer streets; at 2:50 p.m. Thursday on Washington Street; at 3:09 p.m. Thursday at 80 Exchange St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday at 40 Rollin Ave.; at 4:38 a.m. Thursday at 44 Estes St.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at 22 Warren St.

A report of vandalism at 8:18 a.m. Thursday at 453 Chatham St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday on Lafayette Street. A caller reported his friend was drunk and assaulted him.

 

Theft

A report of a stolen iPod at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday on Pearl Street. A caller reported his unlocked car was entered overnight and an iPod was stolen.

A report of two cars entered at 10:47 a.m. Wednesday on Mechanic Street. Two cars were reportedly entered in the garage overnight. The caller reported a change cup in one car was pulled up and stuff was everywhere inside. A sentimental item was also taken from the car.

A kayak was reported stolen at 1:09 p.m. Wednesday on Nicholson Street. A friend had borrowed the kayak.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Fabio Jose Santos Perriera, 29, of 95 Main St., Apt. 15, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday at 35 Mason St. and 89 Washington St.; at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday on Spring Pond Road; at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at 136 Newbury St.; at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday at 12 Lynn St.; at 11:49 p.m. Wednesday at The Jade at 4 Bourbon St.; at 8:25 a.m. Thursday at 240 Andover St.; at 1:04 p.m. Thursday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:36 a.m. Thursday at 32 Dustin St.

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday at 7 Shillaber St. A caller reported he witnessed a suspicious man in his neighbor’s backyard trying to cut the bike lock off of a bike.

A report of a disturbance at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday at Azorean Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Ghost at 20 Howley St.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:06 p.m. Wednesday on Sylvan Street. The person was taken to Lahey Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny by check at 12:44 p.m. Thursday at Gaeta’s Shell & Citgo at 14 Newbury St.


SAUGUS

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut and Edison streets; at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at Desota and Evergreen streets. One person was taken to Union Hospital.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:51 p.m. Wednesday at 19 Sterling Ave. A woman reported that both her husband’s and her vehicles were entered overnight and some loose change was taken.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday at 133 Winter St. A caller reported a man driving a go-kart across Winter Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday on Main Street. A caller reported two people were wearing Halloween masks and walking on the overpass.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:01 p.m. Wednesday at 16 Third St.; at 7:05 a.m. Thursday at 43 Shore Road. A caller reported spray paint on her front retaining wall.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road; at 3:16 p.m. Wednesday at 255 Burrill St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at 48 Prospect St.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday at Tedesco Maintenance Building at 173 Salem St.; at 12:31 p.m. Wednesday at Bertram House at 565 Humphrey St.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Crescent St.

Dominic J. Masci, 92

SAUGUS — Mr. Dominic J. Masci, , of Saugus and formerly of Malden and Watertown, age 92, died on Sunday, July 16 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was the husband of the late Florence (Zanca) Masci.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Loreto and Onesta (Mogliani) Masci. He was a WWII, U.S. Marine veteran and worked as a postal supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service.

Mr. Masci leaves his brother-in-law Richard Hughes. He is also survived by many loving nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his brother Rosario Fratoni and sisters Isola Puglielli, Anne Barone, Theresa Norcross and Ida Hughes.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus at 10 a.m. Interment Newton Cemetery in Newton. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com.

 

Police Log: 7-20-17

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

James Belmer, 22, of 20 South St., was arrested and charged with murder at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Kevin Boynton, 33, of 57 Oak Island St., Revere, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and destruction of property at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Jair Depina, 18, of 41 Grant St., was arrested and charged with probation/parole violation and on warrant charges of discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, assault with a dangerous weapon, and armed assault to murder a person 65 or older at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Jasmin Garcia, 25, of 109 Green St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery and murder at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Amanda Harris, 34, of 3 Rhodes Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of disguise to obstruct justice at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday.

Tina Marino, of 22 Elmwood Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, OUI drugs, receiving stolen property and marked lanes violation at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Kristiana Mazola, of 217 Euclid Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop/yield at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday.

Corey Richard, 32, of 17 Springvale Ave., was arrested and charged with Class E drug possession, failure to appear upon recognizance and on warrant charges of seven counts of larceny, two counts of assault and battery, two counts of unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and shoplifting by asportation at 12:11 a.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Singleton, of 224 Washington St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of larceny at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday at Charlie’s Seafood at 188 Essex St.; at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue; at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Maple St.; at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday at 54 Commercial St.; at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday at Oxford and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:32 p.m. Tuesday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday at 37 Breed St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Street.

A report of an assault at 5:56 p.m. Tuesday on Mall Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at 386 Summer St.; at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday at 70 Eastern Ave.; at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday at 138 Essex St.; at 1:21 a.m. Wednesday at 149 Franklin St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:37 a.m. Wednesday at 38 West Sigourney St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday at 342 Boston St.; at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday at Subway at 44 State St.; at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at State Street Liquors at 44 State St.; at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday at 33 Central Square; at 5:34 p.m. Tuesday at 93 Moulton St.; at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday at Lafayette Park and Lewis Street; at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Edgemere Road; at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday at Euclid Avenue and Maple Street; at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday at 242 Boston St.; at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at 12 Ford St.; at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday at 42 Gage St.; at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday at 242 Boston St.; at 10:44 p.m. Tuesday at 60 Granite St.; at 8:21 a.m. Wednesday at 3 Rhodes Ave.; at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday at 150 Tracy Ave.

A report of a gunshot at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday at Adams and Rockaway streets.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday on North Common Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday at 5 Western Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:54 p.m. Tuesday  at 189 Chatham St.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:39 p.m. Tuesday at 112 Kernwood Drive; at 8:32 a.m. Wednesday at 72 Cook St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Arrest

David J. Ring, 53, of 25 Mechanic St., Apt. 2, was arrested on a warrant at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday on Hooper Street; at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday on Maverick Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday on Beacon Street.

 

Complaints

A caller reported at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Street that her bag was stolen from her unlocked vehicle the previous night.

A dispute with a bus driver was reported at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street. A heated man came into the police station and stated he had just gone to drop off clothes at the Magic Hat. He didn’t notice the “Do Not Enter” sign until he had committed to going up the hill. A car came down the hill and the driver reportedly gave the man an odd look, but he didn’t think much of it. The man stated the next vehicle coming down the hill was a school bus. The bus driver reportedly turned the bus so it was heading towards the man’s vehicle, preventing him from going up the hill any further. He stated he got into a fist fight with the bus driver about the bus blocking the hill for the “safety of” the town.

A caller reported at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday on Waldron Court that someone had entered her car and that all of the stuff from the glovebox was on her seat. She didn’t think anything was taken.

A report of a disturbance at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday on Mechanic Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street; at 3:54 p.m. Tuesday on Bessom Street.


PEABODY

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday at 136 Lowell St. and 2 King St.; at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday at 46 Prospect St. and 2 Felton St.; at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday on Route 128 North; at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday at 801 Jubilee Drive; at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday at North Shore Bank at 248 Andover St.; at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday on Sylvan Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday at 136 Lowell St. and 2 King St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday at 2134 Crane Brook Way; at 11:44 a.m. Wednesday at 68 Driscoll St.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday at The Cheesecake Factory at 210C Andover St. A caller reported finding abandoned packages behind his car and stated there was a white powder coming from one of them. Police destroyed the items.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:47 p.m. Tuesday on Lowell Street. A man was taken to Salem Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday at 13 Shillaber St. A caller reported his welding machine was missing from his driveway. The machine is worth $800.


REVERE

 

Arrest

Christopher E. Kenney, 20, of 50 Fernwood Ave., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance, assault and battery and assault by a dangerous weapon at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street; at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday on Butler Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday at Wonderland Dog Track on VFW Parkway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday on Pearl Avenue; at 4:04 a.m. Tuesday at Beach Street and Ocean Avenue; at 11:42 a.m. Tuesday on Atlantic Avenue; at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Ocean Avenue; at 9:06 p.m. Tuesday at Cooledge and Blaney streets; at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Towers on Broadway; at 12:06 a.m. Wednesday at Cooledge Street and Constitution Avenue; at 1 a.m. Wednesday at Surfside Apartments on Ocean Avenue; at 3:19 a.m. Wednesday on School Street.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday on Ward Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Raymond Road.


SAUGUS

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday at 21 Grove St.; at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday at Forest and Main streets; at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday at Walnut Street and Blueridge Avenue.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:57 a.m. Wednesday at 6 Vinegar Hill Drive. A caller reported her vehicle was rummaged through during the night.

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:38 p.m. Tuesday at 106 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported someone had shot something through the side of his house.

A report of a suspicious person at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St. A caller reported several men were attempting to steal plants.

A report of a disturbance at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Foliage Drive. A caller reported a man in a red pickup truck stopped in front of her house and revved the engine while yelling something.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday at 21 Orchard Ave. A man reported he had two checks cashed from his business account that weren’t his. The checks were for $2,420 and $2,800; at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday at 11 Lothrop St. A man reported someone has been taking fruit from his apple, cherry and pear trees in his backyard.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday at Burrill Street and Monument Avenue; at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday at 645 Humphrey St.; at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday at 1107 Humphrey St.

 

Saugus isn’t horsing around with award

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Lt. Det. David Gecoya, meets with the police horse that was named after him, and called L.T. for short as part of the Horses and Heroes Foundation.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUSThe Horses and Heroes Foundation honored a member of the Saugus Police Department who rode in to save the day five years ago.

The foundation named a police horse in honor of Saugus Police Lt. Det. David Gecoya Tuesday for his role in the police chase and shootout in 2012. Gecoya was involved in the pursuit of a bank robbery and carjacking suspect from Saugus to Malden. Officers from the Malden Police Department were exchanging gunfire with the suspect when Gecoya arrived and played a crucial role in the detainment of the suspects and bringing others involved to safety.

“I’m just a guy who goes to work every day and happened to be at the wrong place at the right time, that’s all,” said Gecoya.

Both Gecoya and Malden Police Det. Michael Casaletto, who assisted in the chase, received the Medal of Honor, and Malden Police Sgt. Richard Correale, Officer John Delaney and Officer Robert Selfridge received the Medal of Valor.

Gecoya was awarded the 2013 Trooper George L. Hanna Award for bravery, the State of Massachusetts’ highest honor for bravery for his role in the chase. He is the first member of the Saugus Police Department to receive the honor.

The Horses and Heroes Foundation chose to honor Gecoya for his bravery. The 1,400-pound horse, formerly known as Shortie, will be called L.T., but his legal name will be Lt. Det. David Gecoya, said Horses and Heroes Foundation president Skyllar Myllvaney.

The Revere-based foundation honors men and women of law enforcement, first responders, and the armed forces who have died in the line of duty, or have distinguished themselves with bravery and exemplary service to the job.

“I think it’s a great thing that the organization does for police officers,” said Gecoya. “It’s an honor for them to think of me.”

Karen Benson, owner of Indian Rock Stables on Walden Terrace, said she partners with the organization to re-school the animals before they’re dedicated and sent on to serve in law enforcement.

“These horses have at least a 10-year expectancy to stay with an officer,” said Benson. “That horse is their partner.”

Eight-year-old L.T. will travel to Washington D.C. in August to serve in a mounted unit.

“It is a great honor for the Horses and Heroes Foundation to name a police horse after our own Saugus Police Lt. Det. Gecoya,” said Town Manager Scott Crabtree. “Lt. Det. Gecoya’s actions exemplified extreme bravery and we in the Town of Saugus are lucky to have him as a member of our public safety department, working hard to keep our residents safe every day. ”

Gecoya has been with the Saugus Police Department since 1996. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Fitchburg State University and a Master’s degree in criminal justice from Western New England University.


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

Police Log: 7-19-17

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

Michael Belanger, 40, of 20 Essex Circle, was arrested and charged with possession of a knife with a blade over 2½ inches and on a warrant charge of Class A drug possession at 6:53 p.m. Monday.

Lisa Flynn, of 42 Walnut St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday.

Tahmeika Johnson, of 386 Summer St., was arrested on warrant charges of forgery of a check, uttering a false check, larceny, receiving stolen property, motor vehicle lights violation, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, attempt to commit a crime, and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday.

Tyla Monteiro, 27, of 103 Empire St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 11:48 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:46 p.m. Monday at Parkland Avenue and Richardson Road; at 5:05 p.m. Monday at 466 Broadway; at 5:31 p.m. Monday at 6 Commercial St.; at 6:58 p.m. Monday at Richdale at 573 Chestnut St.; at 7:07 p.m. Monday at Chatham Street and Sanderson Avenue; at 10:42 p.m. Monday at 59 Collins St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 7:11 p.m. Monday on Lewis Street; at 2:41 a.m. Tuesday on Federal Street; at 3:51 a.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue.

A report of an assault at 11:06 p.m. Monday on Market Square.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:36 p.m. Monday at 285 Den Quarry Road; at 6 p.m. Monday at 285 Den Quarry Road; at 9:09 a.m. Tuesday at 386 Summer St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:12 p.m. Monday at 383 Eastern Ave.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:42 p.m. Monday at Baldwin and Essex streets; at 1:59 p.m. Monday at 147 Washington St.; at 2:06 p.m. Monday at 60 Market Square; at 6:45 p.m. Monday at 23 Sheridan St.; at 9:41 p.m. Monday at 16 Clifton St.; at 9:42 p.m. Monday at 580 Chestnut St.; at 10:26 p.m. Monday at 144 Fayette St.; at 10:39 p.m. Monday at 112 South Common St.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday on Collins Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:16 p.m. Monday at 32 Union St.; at 7:15 p.m. Monday at 123 Bowler St.; at 8:38 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Williams Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 7:57 p.m. Monday at 18B Alley St.

A report of a robbery at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Adams and Ridgeway streets; at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Bay View Ave.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism 4:13 p.m. Monday on Silsbee Street; at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday at 35 Hamilton Ave.

A report of vandalism at 4:34 p.m. Monday at 93 Moulton St.; at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Classical High School at 235 O’Callaghan Way.


LYNNFIELD

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:27 p.m. Saturday at Donovan’s Liquor at 449 North Broadway; at 11:15 a.m. Sunday on North Broadway; at 8:54 p.m. Sunday at 771 Salem St. and 462 South Broadway; at 1:58 a.m. Monday on Condon Circle; at 12:05 p.m. Monday on Condon Circle.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:11 p.m. Saturday at Knights of Columbus on PO Square; at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at 119 Chestnut St. Construction noise was reported; at 9:10 p.m. Sunday at 16 Candlewood Road. A caller reported loud noises that sounded like gunfire in the area of Hart and Juniper. Police reported finding a used fireworks box, but were unable to locate anyone in the area.

A report of a suspicious person at 10:42 p.m. Saturday at Orchard Lane and Cider Mill Road. A caller reported kids were walking around with backpacks. Police reported they were waiting for a ride.

A caller reported youths at the intersection possibly harassing vehicles at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at 100 Market St. and 425 Walnut St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:11 a.m. Monday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported there was a man with a cup in his hand yelling religious profanities.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Michael Decowski, 30, of 16 Fairview Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 7:40 p.m. Monday.

Joseph Schnabel, 42, of 311 Regency Lane, Abington, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 7:40 p.m. Monday.

Matthew Wilson, 38, of 25 Essex Green Lane, Apt. A, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and strangulation or suffocation at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:27 a.m. Tuesday at Route 128 North and Route 95 North; at 7:31 a.m. Tuesday at 645 Lowell St. and 2 Norwich Road; at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday at Brodie’s Pub at 10 ½ Lowell St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:39 p.m. Monday at 63 Russell St.; at 11:24 p.m. Monday on Veterans Memorial Drive; at 11:30 p.m. Monday at 111 Birch St.; at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Suites at 43 Newbury St.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:33 p.m. Monday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St.; at 10:44 p.m. Monday at 9 Magnolia Way. A caller reported seeing a man wearing all black with a black mask covering his face, and gloves on. The man reportedly appeared to be crouching around the area acting very suspicious. Police checked the area and couldn’t find the man.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:50 p.m. Monday on Northend Street. A woman was taken to Salem Hospital.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:16 p.m. Monday at Winn Residential/Brown School Residences at 200 Lynn St. A woman reported her tire was slashed.


REVERE

 

Arrest

Georgio M. Serrano, 24, of 44 Morris St., Apt. 505, was arrested and charged with intimidation of a witness and assault with a dangerous weapon at 1:27 p.m. Monday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:39 p.m. Monday at Chamberlain Avenue and Lynnway.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 12:18 p.m. Monday on Hywood Street; at 7:03 p.m. Monday on Squire Road.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 1:27 p.m. Monday on Hywood Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 4:52 p.m. Monday on Central Avenue.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:20 a.m. Monday at Citizens Bank on Broadway; at 3:42 a.m. Monday on Vane Street; at 10:10 a.m. Monday on Grand View Avenue; at 2:32 p.m. Monday on Pearl Avenue; at 8:08 p.m. Monday at Twist N’ Shake on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 8:34 p.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 8:37 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Rose Street; at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday on Pearl Avenue; at 4:04 a.m. Tuesday at Beach Street and Ocean Avenue.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:11 p.m. Monday on Penn Street.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:35 a.m. Monday on Elm Street; at 12:20 p.m. Monday at Citizens Bank on Broadway; at 12:43 p.m. Monday at May Institute on Broadway; at 6:58 p.m. Monday on Rice Avenue.


SAUGUS

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:46 a.m. Tuesday at Home Depot Building Supply at 564 Broadway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:16 a.m. Monday at the playground on Bristow Street. A caller reported youths sending basketball. Police sent them on their way; at 2:40 p.m. Monday at Breakheart Reservation at 177 Forest St.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:22 p.m. Monday at Red Roof Inn at 920 Broadway. A caller reported her purse was taken the prior night.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:59 p.m. Monday at 147 Essex St.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:25 p.m. Monday at 197 Essex St.

 

Mary A. Phipps, 91

SAUGUSMrs. Mary A. (Deveau) Phipps, age 91, died on Monday, July 17 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the loving wife of Albert J. Phipps, with whom she shared 69 years of marriage.

Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Jennie (Doucette) Deveau. Mrs. Phipps retired from Union Hospital in Lynn where she worked as a billing clerk. She lived most of her life in Saugus and was a member of the Saugus Senior Center.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Phipps leaves her beloved daughter, Debra Provost and her husband John of Billerica; her dear brother, Donald Deveau of Peabody. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by one brother, Robert Deveau and one sister, Barbara Pynn.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Thursday at 11 a.m. Visitation prior to service, 10-11 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com.

Police Log: 7-18-17

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

Michelle Forgione, 32, of 95 Pleasant St., was arrested on a warrant charge of attempting to burn a building at 1:54 p.m. Monday.

Selvin Herrera, 36, of 106 Essex St., was arrested and charged with disguise to obstruct justice, trespassing and on warrants at 9:01 a.m. Sunday.

Tyran Jackson, of 24 Surfside Road, was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:17 a.m. Monday.

George McBrier, 50, of 145 Lewis St., was arrested and charged with murder at 2:45 p.m. Sunday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:28 p.m. Sunday at 295 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:03 p.m. Sunday at 469 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:32 a.m. Monday at Centre Street and Western Avenue; at 11:51 a.m. Monday at 175 Liberty St.; at 12:11 p.m. Monday at South Common and Commercial streets.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:17 p.m. Sunday on Willow Street; at 11:08 p.m. Sunday on Arlington Street.

A report of an assault at 4 a.m. Monday on Jenness Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:20 p.m. Sunday at 1 Memorial Park Ave.; at 10:14 p.m. Sunday at 26 Sanderson Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:20 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Market at 121 Eastern Ave.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:31 p.m. Sunday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 6:44 p.m. Sunday at 37 Fenton Ave.; at 7:53 p.m. Sunday at Duke and Jefferson streets; at 8:21 p.m. Sunday at 69 North Common St.; at 8:35 p.m. Sunday at 26 Sanderson Ave.; at 9:22 p.m. Sunday at 53 Arlington St.; at 9:42 p.m. Sunday at 16 Stone Place; at 11:39 p.m. Sunday at 26 Sanderson Ave.; at 12:42 p.m. Monday at Baldwin and Essex streets; at 1:59 p.m. Monday at 147 Washington St.; at 2:06 p.m. Monday at 60 Market Square.

A report of a gunshot at 12:59 a.m. Monday at 150 Lewis St.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:21 a.m. Monday on Boston Street; at 12:35 a.m. Monday on Washington Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:37 p.m. Sunday at 128 Maple St.; at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at 26 Sanderson Ave.; at 12:26 p.m. Monday at 97 Neptune St.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:07 a.m. Monday at Primo Pizza at 200 Franklin St.

A report of vandalism at 8:26 a.m. Monday at Drewicz Elementary School at 34 Hood St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:20 a.m. Sunday on Mohawk Road.

A caller reported a vehicle was egged at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue.


NAHANT

 

Arrest

Noel E. Alexander, 43, of 24 Mt Vernon St., Apt. 102, Lynn was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license for OUI at 10:38 a.m. Sunday.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:12 p.m. Friday on Christopher Drive; at 10:05 p.m. Friday at East Point parking lot; at 10:57 a.m. Saturday on Greystone Road; at 12:47 p.m. Sunday at Forty Steps Beach on Nahant Road.

 

Fire

A report of a structure fire at 7:37 p.m. Saturday on Willow Road.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Dalinson Fernandez, 22, of 31 Peking St., Apt. 8, Salem, was arrested and charged with uninsured motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 11:49 a.m. Monday.

 

William H. Walker, 76, of 53 Lynn St., was arrested on warrants at 10:53 a.m. Monday.

 

Jaclyn R. Walsh, 35, homeless, was arrested on a warrant at 5:21 p.m. Sunday.

 

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:59 p.m. Sunday at 11 Magnolia Way. A caller reported a man with a camouflage bandana and shirt was walking around the parking lot. He looked suspicious. Police couldn’t find the man; at 8:48 a.m. Monday at Logan Express at 164 Newbury St. A woman down on the grass was reported. An officer reported the woman had an appointment at the methadone clinic.

A report of a disturbance at 10:12 p.m. Sunday at Highlands at Dearborn at 19 Dearborn Road; at 12:56 a.m. Monday at MacArthur Park on MacArthur Circle; at 1:10 a.m. Monday at 20 Calumet St.; at 3:50 a.m. Monday at 12 Paul Ave.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:22 a.m. Monday on Railroad Avenue. The person was taken to Lahey Hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:54 p.m. Sunday at 28 Rainbow Circle.


REVERE

 

Arrests

Vedette Desir, 45, of 9 Gladstone St., Apt. 2, Everett, was arrested and charged with larceny at 11:37 a.m. Sunday.

Charles A. Freitas, 25, of 851 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and habitual traffic offender at 7:28 p.m. Saturday.

Angel Luis Gomez, 23, homeless, was arrested on warrants at 7:28 p.m. Saturday.

Roosbel E. Gonzalez, 18, of 13 Revere St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 8:18 p.m. Saturday.

Sean Thomas Halley, 32, of 371 Mountain Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 8:50 p.m. Friday.

Sade N. Kirksey, 21, of 851 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 7:28 p.m. Saturday.

Kenneth Lamot, 46, of 5 Nahant Ave., Apt. B, was arrested on a warrant at 2:46 a.m. Saturday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:42 p.m. Friday at Park Avenue and Allston Street; at 3:17 a.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 8:33 a.m. Saturday at Land of Liquor on North Shore Road; at 9:32 a.m. Saturday on Sigourney Street; at 10:55 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 4:08 p.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 9:03 p.m. Sunday at Ninety Nine Restaurant on VFW Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:53 a.m. Sunday on Broadway.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:28 a.m. Friday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 6:49 p.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 7:42 p.m. Saturday at Circle Auto Gallery on Beach Street; at 4:06 a.m. Sunday on North Shore Road.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:01 p.m. Sunday at Broadsound Tuna Club on North Shore Road.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:15 a.m. Friday on Leverett Avenue; at 9:56 a.m. Friday on Conant Street; at 7:49 p.m. Friday on Janvrin Avenue; at 10:05 p.m. Friday at Mobil Gas Station on Squire Road; at 10:56 p.m. Friday at Constitution Avenue and Cooledge Street; at 11:59 p.m. Friday on Fenley Street; at 12 a.m. Saturday on Cummings Avenue; at 1:21 a.m. Saturday on Pearl Avenue; at 1:33 a.m. Saturday on Charger Street; at 2:41 a.m. Saturday on Camille Road; at 3:01 a.m. Saturday on Ocean Avenue; at 3:48 a.m. Saturday on Carleton Street; at 12:05 p.m. Saturday at Surfside Apartments on Ocean Avenue; at 9:11 p.m. Saturday on Vinal Street; at 9:29 p.m. Saturday on Crest Avenue; at 9:33 p.m. Saturday at Franklin Avenue and Highland Street; at 10:16 p.m. Saturday on Goodwin Avenue; at 10:21 p.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 11:01 p.m. Saturday on Greentree Lane; at 11:28 p.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 11:40 p.m. Saturday on Warren Street; at 12:11 a.m. Sunday on Highland Street; at 12:25 a.m. Sunday at Revere Beach Parkway and Hichborn Street; at 1:17 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 1:42 a.m. Sunday on Mountain Avenue; at 2:08 am. Sunday on Cummings Avenue; at 2:27 a.m. Sunday at Speedway on Squire Road; at 2:33 a.m. Sunday at Caruso Street and Oakwood Avenue; at 6:14 a.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven on Library Street; at 9:02 a.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 4:54 p.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 11:17 p.m. Sunday on Unity Avenue; at 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Jones Road; at 11:35 p.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 6:35 p.m. Friday on Bellevue Avenue; at 8:49 p.m. Saturday at Asti Avenue and Malden Street; at 4:11 a.m. Sunday on Morris Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 6:59 p.m. Friday on Garfield Avenue; at 3:41 p.m. Sunday at Broadsound Tuna Club on North Shore Road.

A report of bicycle theft at 8:26 p.m. Saturday on Argyle Street.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:33 p.m. Friday on Florence Avenue; at 8:49 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:43 p.m. Friday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:01 p.m. Saturday at Paradise and Walker roads.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:46 p.m. Saturday at Bikram Yoga of the North Shore at 644 Humphrey St.; at 11:35 p.m. Saturday at 168 Puritan Road.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:48 p.m. Sunday at 207 Forest Ave.; at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 56 Bellevue Road; at 6:36 a.m. Monday at Tedesco Maintenance Building at 173 Salem St.

Saugus questions proposed Square One entertainment complex

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Round one of conversations about a proposed new entertainment complex at the Square One Mall have been timed out until August, but residents are still letting their concerns be known.

A representative from Round One Entertainment, Inc., a family entertainment center with arcades, bowling, karaoke, billiards, ping pong, and a bar, attended Wednesday night’s public hearing seeking the transfer of a beer and wine common victualer’s license, entertainment license, and a license for coin-operated devices, to request that the meeting be continued to a later date.

In a written statement to the board, Shawn Butler, who is in charge of design and construction, requested the hearing be taken off the July 12 agenda, citing the absence of the potential manager and a miscommunication of what needed to be completed before the hearing.

In an initial proposal written in the form of a letter to the Board of Selectmen, Shintaro Kaji of Round One Entertainment said the business started in Japan, where more than 100 stores are currently operating. The business spread to the United States seven years

ago, and today there are 15 arcades in nine states. A Saugus location would join Taunton as the second Massachusetts operation.

Plans for the family entertainment center include 300 arcade games, 14 bowling lanes, eight billiard tables, four karaoke rooms, two ping pong tables, and two dart machines. Beer, wine, and “typical bowling alley foods,” would be sold, Kaji said in the letter.

The applicants did not provide a presentation on their business model, and won’t until a meeting on Aug. 12. But residents still voiced concerns with major factors outlined in the written proposal: the location, the combination of alcohol and games, and the 2 a.m. closing time. The business owners are interested in opening the arcade in a 60,000-square-foot space above Sears.

“A definite deal breaker to me would be the 2 a.m. request,” said Selectman Jeff Cicolini. “This mall has been an area that has taken considerable police time and effort and the last thing we want to do is put a burden on our men and women who serve.”

Despite the hearing being pushed to August, a handful of residents took to the podium to make their concerns known.

“I got a call from someone who is concerned they are going to have video machines that would entice young kids to come in and play, while at the same time, they’re requesting a liquor license,” said Town Meeting member Bill Brown. “I think there are a lot of concerns. I would like to see these addressed.”

John Daigle, a Saugus resident and police officer, said he believes bringing new business to the mall would be an asset to the town, but he’s wary of the risk to the patrons and the members of the community.
“It’s my personal opinion that our community would be better served with a different kind of business,” he said.


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

Police Log: 7-17-17

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

 

LYNN

 

Arrests

Shara Belgiorno was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of Class B drug possession at 10:57 a.m. Saturday.

Selvin Herrera, 36, of 106 Essex St., was arrested and charged with disguise to obstruct justice and trespassing at 9:01 a.m. Sunday.

Christina Lupoli was arrested on a warrant charge of Class A drug possession at 12:14 p.m. Saturday.

Christopher Odom, 35, of 96 Maynard St., Roslindale, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest at 12:59 a.m. Sunday.

Nehemias Pojoy-Deleon, 20, of 98 South Common St., was arrested on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and improper operation of a motor vehicle at 3:29 a.m. Saturday.

Lillian Riggs, of 15 Hovey Terrace, was arrested on warrant charges of Class B drug possession and sexual conduct for a fee at 3:26 p.m. Saturday.

Alberto Torres-Gomez, 25, of 65 Franklin St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon at 11:25 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:12 p.m. Friday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 3:29 p.m. Friday at 22 Jefferson St.; at 6:34 p.m. Friday at Market and Oxford streets; at 6:38 p.m. Friday at Essex and Washington streets; at 11:03 p.m. Friday at Lansing Road and Lynnfield Street; at 11:04 p.m. Friday at 66 Laighton St.; at 2:50 a.m. Saturday at Essex and Rockaway streets; at 12:17 p.m. Saturday at 31 Lawton Ave.; at 12:28 p.m. Saturday at 700 Lynnway; at 12:38 p.m. Saturday at Alley and Commercial streets; at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Commercial and Warren streets; at 6:51 p.m. Saturday at South Common and Shepard streets; at 10:18 p.m. Saturday at 405 Chatham St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:41 p.m. Friday at Broad and Lewis streets; at 9:07 p.m. Friday at Bowler Street and Lake Avenue; at 12:23 p.m. Saturday at 1000 Western Ave.; at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 6:51 a.m. Sunday at Lynnway and Shepard Street; at 10:16 a.m. Sunday at Commercial and Summer streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:39 a.m. Saturday at 264 Chestnut St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 5:09 a.m. Sunday on Rockaway Court.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:07 a.m. Saturday at 16 Barrett St.; at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at 94 Ford St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:33 a.m. Friday at 52 Newhall St.; at 11:38 a.m. Friday at Public Library at 5 North Common St.; at 1:33 p.m. Friday at 104 Newhall St.; at 3:31 p.m. Saturday at 501 Washington St.; at 4:59 p.m. Friday at 51 Ford St.; at 5:40 p.m. Friday at 33 Buchanan Circle; at 8:40 p.m. Friday at 224 Washington St.; at 9:02 p.m. Friday at Chestnut Street and Kingsley Terrace; at 11 p.m. Friday at 15 Newcastle St.; at 11:20 p.m. Friday at 224A Washington St.; at 11:25 p.m. Friday at 30 Ocean St.; at 11:50 p.m. Friday at 115 Lewis St.; at 12:42 a.m. Saturday at 170 Union St.; at 2:09 a.m. Saturday at Mall and North Common Street; at 2:29 a.m. Saturday at 72 Mall St.; at 3:04 a.m. Saturday at 75 Johnson St.; at 3:19 a.m. Saturday at 118 Chestnut St.; at 3:23 a.m. Saturday at 16 Astor St.; at 3:34 a.m. Saturday at 75 Johnson St.; at 6:47 a.m. Saturday on Nahant Place; at 8:24 a.m. Saturday at Auburn and Lynnfield streets; at 10:02 a.m. Saturday at 69 North Common St.; at 10:35 a.m. Saturday at Commercial Street and Lynnway; at 11:47 a.m. Saturday at Maple Street and Western Avenue; at 11:59 a.m. Saturday at 12 Fremont Place; at 1:56 p.m. Saturday at 170 Union St.; at 4:43 p.m. Saturday at 88 Newhall St.; at 8:49 p.m. Saturday at 36 Lyman St.; at 9:19 p.m. Saturday at 107 Newhall St.; at 11:51 p.m. Saturday at Mama Blanca at 125 Oxford St.; at 11:52 p.m. Saturday at 24 Pinkham St.; at 12:02 a.m. Sunday at 40 Fernwood Ave.; at 12:07 a.m. Sunday at 22 James St.; at 1:13 a.m. Sunday at 41 Light St.; at 1:57 a.m. Sunday at 1 Mt Pleasant St.; at 2:06 a.m. Sunday at 329 Essex St.; at 2:31 a.m. Sunday at Exchange and Spring streets; at 2:43 a.m. Sunday at 100 Newhall St.; at 3:26 a.m. Sunday on Quincy Terrace; at 3:34 a.m. Sunday at 65 Baker St.; at 11:08 a.m. Sunday at 100 Willow St.; at 11:08 a.m. Sunday at Audets at 90 Boston St.

A report of a gunshot at 1:34 a.m. Sunday at Purdon Avenue and Thorpe Road.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:19 p.m. Friday on Olive Street; at 12:59 a.m. Saturday on Broad Street; at 2:16 p.m. Saturday on Western Avenue; at 6:47 p.m. Saturday on Allen Avenue.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:25 p.m. Friday at Bank of America at 1 State St.; at 5:22 p.m. Friday at 170 South Common St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:42 a.m. Saturday at 484 Western Ave.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:49 p.m. Friday at 32 Hamilton Ave.; at 10:36 p.m. Friday at 97 Tracy Ave.; at 12:38 p.m. Saturday at 70 Pacific St.; at 2:08 a.m. Sunday at 192 Washington St.

A report of vandalism at 12:17 a.m. Sunday at 42 West Green St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:22 p.m. Friday at Pleasant and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:52 p.m. Friday at Pleasant and Bessom streets.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:38 p.m. Friday on Washington Street. A caller reported his house was broken into. The back door was broken and there were items missing, including a brand new pair of sneakers that were sitting on the table, still in the box.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:37 p.m. Friday on Wallace Road; at 6:44 p.m. Saturday on Ruby Terrace; at 11:59 p.m. Saturday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported a man threw a table at someone and then tried to start a fight with another person.

A report of a missing rower at 9:41 a.m. Saturday on Doaks Lane. A caller reported his rowing partner was missing for more than 30 minutes. The harbormaster was notified and found the rower. She was safe and the caller was notified.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:48 p.m. Saturday on Wyman Road. A caller reported she was walking her dog in the park and saw a group of four males and one female behind the grandstand with a bong out in plain view. She was looking for random monitoring of the area, as there was frequent drug use, spray painting and silly string in the area.

A report of a shopping cart in the harbor at 1:58 p.m. Saturday on Front Street. A caller reported he was at Crocker Park and saw a group of kids on the swimming platform, who had a shopping cart from Crosby’s. The kids pushing the shopping cart into the harbor, and tried to retrieve it by diving into the water. The harbormaster was notified and reported he would try to get it at low tide.

A caller reported kids were having a party and they were throwing beer cans into his yard at 10:30 p.m. Saturday on Reed Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:09 p.m. Friday on Naugus Avenue.


PEABODY

 

Arrests

Mark R. Cavanaugh, 51, of 158 Boston St., Salem, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense, Class B drug possession with intent to distribute, and license not in possession at 4:34 p.m. Friday.

Genaro Chavez, 27, of 34 Bullfinch St., Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding at 9:43 p.m. Friday.

Drew W. O’Neil, 21, of 212 Lynn St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession, Class D drug distribution, and Class D drug possession with intent to distribute at 4:48 p.m. Friday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:35 p.m. Friday at Sprint at 232 Andover St.; at 5:25 p.m. Friday at 2 Newcastle Road and 46 Margin St. Police reported a vehicle struck a telephone pole. There were no injuries; at 5:28 p.m. Friday at 58 Washington St. A two-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital; at 6:56 a.m. Saturday at 567 Lowell St. and 2 Goodale St.; at 12:17 p.m. Saturday at 443 Lowell St. and 2 Edgehill Road. A three-car accident was reported. Two people were taken to Salem Hospital; at 1:37 p.m. Saturday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.; at 3:36 p.m. Saturday at 91 Endicott St. and 137 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:49 p.m. Friday at Peabody Fire Department Engine 7 at 601 Lowell St. Laurie A. Curcuru, 52, of 74 Ellsworth Road, was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage; at 10:19 p.m. Saturday at 23 Sherman St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 7:04 a.m. Saturday on Fairview Road.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at 171 Lynn St. Police reported $4,000, some Vicodin and a safe were stolen from the home, but no forced entry was seen.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:17 a.m. Sunday at 9 Tanners Court. Police reported the car’s registration and $10 in cash was taken from the vehicle; at 1:47 p.m. Sunday at Peabody House at 18 Walnut St. A caller reported that someone stole change from his car.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:02 p.m. Friday at Salem Five Savings Bank at 19 Central St.; at 7:47 p.m. Friday at 108 Lynn St.; at 8:02 p.m. Friday at Sports Collectibles at 14 Peabody Square; at 11:47 p.m. Friday on Castle Circle; at 3:23 p.m. Saturday on Coolidge Avenue; at 3:47 p.m. Saturday at 63 Russell St.; at 5:19 p.m. Saturday on Coolidge Avenue; at 5:47 p.m. Saturday at 15 Hawthorne Circle; at 11:02 p.m. Saturday at Ahepa Penelope No 120 at 98 Central St.; at 12 a.m. Sunday at 2 Swampscott Ave.; at 12:09 a.m. Sunday on Margin Street Court; at 12:42 a.m. Sunday at 2 Swampscott Ave.; at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at 21 Caller St.; at 8:20 a.m. Sunday on Oak Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:08 p.m. Friday on Granite Street. A caller reported two men in their 20’s or 30’s, who were wearing blue t-shirts, were walking around and shining large flashlights into nearby yards and houses. Police reported the men were employees of Hands on Plumbing, and were in the area fixing a water leak.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on Collins Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:27 a.m. Sunday at 19 Cottage St. A caller reported a bike and wrenches were stolen from his shed. There was no forced entry.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:55 p.m. Saturday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. A caller reported his vehicle was vandalized twice in the last three days.

Saugus senior softball team comes up short

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Caitlyn Wood of Saugus pitched well in her team’s 1-0 loss to Charlton-Webster. But her opponent, Madison Johns, was just that much better.

By SCOT COOPER

WOBURN —  Even though it was a beautiful day Saturday, it was a washout for the Saugus Senior all-star softball team.

Charlton-Webster took the first two games in the best-of- three series to win the state championship at Gonsalves Field.

C-W pitcher Madison Johns pitched both games allowing just two hits in a 1-0 win to start things off, and then holding Saugus to three hits in the 8-0 clincher. Johns wasn’t supposed to pitch in game two, but C-W’s second starter, Alyssa Ward’s back stiffened up between games and she couldn’t go.

Johns was very, very good, 14 shutout innings Saturday, with one walk and just five hits over two games. Saugus pitcher Caitlyn Wood matched her in the first game, but C-W’s bats got going early in the second. The winners scored in every inning but the fifth in Game 2 to lock up the championship.

Saugus knocked off host Woburn to get the title round, but highlights were hard to come by against C-W. In the opener, a single by D. J. Munafo in the third, and another base hit by Wood in the fourth were all Saugus could get off of Johns. Game one saw Johns whiff 10 batters, walk one and drive in the winning run with a single.

C-W manager Ed Johns said the first game was a thrilling pitcher’s duel

“Not many hits in that game, their pitcher (Wood) did a nice job against us, she pitched very well,” Johns said. “We were able to get a run and win it, it was a really great softball game.”

Needing a win in the second game to force a third game Sunday, things went awry for Saugus right after it won the coin toss to be the home team. Devan Weatherbee reached on an error, and she came home on a double by Johns. Hailey Delphia ripped a triple into the gap in left-center bringing Johns home, and C-W had all the runs it needed. Hallie Kahn, Chloe Heffernan and Wood had the hits, and were the only baserunners, for Saugus. Kahn took second on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first, but that was as far as Saugus got on the bases in the second game.

Saugus manager Dan Prezioso said that the team was certainly disappointed that it couldn’t win the state title, but it was a great season for his team and for Saugus softball.

“It was tough today,” he said. “We just didn’t have it. We’re a good defensive team. We hit well today, (but) we just didn’t have our best games.

“This is as far as any Saugus team has gone,” he said. “It’s been a great year. We’ve had great support in this tournament, and this is great for Saugus softball.”

Infielder Sophie LaRay said that her team had a great season despite the results Saturday.

“We’ve gone farther than any Saugus team ever, and we did that because we played as a team, I’m very proud of my team,” LaRay said.

Centerfielder Nystasia Rowe said her team’s success is  very good for future Saugus all-star teams.

“I think it’s awesome we were the first Saugus team to make it to the states,” Rowe said. “There are a lot of little girls, younger girls that play and we’re role models for them on how far you can go with teamwork.”

 

Saugus pins a new deputy

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Jake D’Eon, 10, pins the deputy fire chief of Saugus badge onto his dad, Thomas, after a swearing-in ceremony at Saugus Town Hall on Friday.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — There’s a new deputy fire chief in town.

Deputy Chief Thomas D’Eon was among five members of the Saugus Fire Department to be sworn in to a new position by Town Manager Scott Crabtree Friday morning.

D’Eon, Lt. Mark Gannon, Capt. Scott Phelan, Capt. James Hughes, and acting Lt. Damian Drella each celebrated their promotions, surrounded by their proud family members in a crowded ceremony in the foyer of Town Hall.

The new deputy chief will fill the role of former Deputy Chief Donald Shea, who retired on New Year’s Eve 2016 after 38 years of service.

Shea began his career as a dispatcher and continued to work for seven different chiefs over five decades. He became a firefighter, then fire lieutenant, and eventually fire captain under former Chief Walter Newbury. In 2015 he assumed the role of deputy chief.

“Don Shea is a mentor and I have big shoes to fill,” said D’Eon. “He’s what we all strive to be in the fire service.”

D’Eon joined the department as a firefighter 13 years ago after serving four years in the U.S. Navy and working as a plumber. The Malden native had ties to Saugus, with his grandparents and parents growing up in town.

He married his high school sweetheart, Jenn D’Eon, and later purchased his grandparents’ home in 1999. The family has set deep roots in Saugus. In addition to raising their two children, Ally and Jake, in town, D’eon has strived to take on a leadership position within the fire department, and Jenn serves on the Board of Selectmen.

“About five years ago, he told me he wanted to represent the town at a higher position,” said Jenn. “It has been a long process. It’s a sacrifice and the family makes sacrifices but ultimately it’s for the greater good and I know he will be an excellent deputy chief.”

D’Eon went back to college to study fire safety and began taking many state courses, said Jenn.

“I would take family vacations by myself with the kids because he would be at that table studying relentlessly,” Jenn said. “The books would come in the mail and they’d be as big as an encyclopedia. He’d read the whole thing from the first page and then he’d go back and begin again, but he’d start highlighting. He has worked so hard.”

D’Eon was pinned by his 10-year-old son, who said he was proud of his father and would consider following in his footsteps.

Fire Chief Michael Newbury said he has been proud to participate in all promotion ceremonies since becoming chief, but found Friday’s ceremony particularly humbling.

“I’m promoting people who have been here longer than I have,” he said. “Watching people put in the effort to be promoted to a higher level is great to see. Each level comes with more responsibilities.”

Gannon has been with the department for 23 years, Hughes for 26 of his 30 years on the job, Phelan for 19, and Drella for 26 years.


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

Police Log: 7-15-17

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

Markus Garner, 22, of 71 Birch St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, violation of city knife ordinance, and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 2:28 p.m. Thursday

Joseph Hayes was arrested on warrant charges of larceny under $250, miscellaneous municipal ordinance, shoplifting $100 by asportation, and open container violation at 5:55 p.m. Thursday.

Ricardo Taylor, 35, of 78 Birch St., Roslindale, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, malicious damage to motor vehicle and armed assault to murder at 8:43 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:18 p.m. Thursday at 535 Western Ave.; at 2:26 p.m. Thursday at 51 Willow St.; at 2:34 p.m. Thursday 250 Maple St.; at 6:26 p.m. Thursday at Park Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:02 p.m. Thursday at Chatham and Marianna streets; at 9:18 p.m. Thursday at Commercial Street and Lynnway; at 11:29 a.m. Friday at 196 Essex St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:41 a.m. Thursday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue.; at 11:21 a.m. Friday at 810 Lynnway.

Assault and Battery

A report of assault and battery at 8:58 a.m. Thursday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.; at 1:40 p.m. Thursday at 3 Light St.

Breaking and Entry

A report of motor vehicle breaking and entry at 8 p.m. Thursday at 215 Ocean St.; at 9:13 a.m. Friday at 9 Boston St.

Theft

A report of larceny at 9:21 a.m. Thursday at Ingalls Elementary School at 1 Collins St. Terrace; at 9:21 a.m. Thursday at Habit Opco at 11 Circle Ave.; at 9:36 a.m. Thursday at 11 Circle Ave.; at 10:26 a.m. Thursday at 103 Memorial Park Ave.; at 10:52 a.m. Thursday at 8 Michael Road; at 3:11 p.m. Thursday at 730 Summer St.; at 11:32 a.m. Friday at 312 Union St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:10 a.m. Friday on Curwin Circle.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:38 p.m. Thursday at 25 Hamilton Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle vandalism at 3:34 p.m. Thursday at 24 Mount Vernon St.; at 4:08 a.m. Friday at 52 Western Ave.


MALDEN

Accidents

A report of motor vehicle accident with property damage at 4:14 p.m. Friday on Highland Avenue; at 3:23 p.m. Friday on Pleasant Street; at 9:31 a.m. Thursday on Charles Street.

Assault

A report of assault with dangerous weapon at 2:32 p.m. Thursday on Mountain Avenue.

Theft

A report of larceny over $250 at 1:56 p.m. Thursday on Richardson Street; at 10:09 a.m. Friday on Maple Street.

Vandalism

A report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle at 6:18 a.m. Thursday on Madison Street.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrest

Chase Nevins, 21, of 19 Cheever Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 7:34 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:52 a.m. Friday on Mechanic Court.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:49 a.m. Thursday on Prospect Street; at 1:57 p.m. Thursday on Atlantic Avenue.

A bicyclist was hit by a motor vehicle at 3:20 p.m. Thursday at Harbor Avenue and Brown Street.

Complaints

A report of a neighbor dispute at 10:55 a.m. Thursday on Cornell Road. The caller reported being blocked in by her neighbor and when she was leaving words were exchanged with the neighbor’s daughter and her boyfriend.


PEABODY

Arrests

Anthony Landry, 26, of 53 Lynn St., was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and failure to stop for police at 10:32 a.m. Thursday.

Andrew Gaff, 25, of 61 Pierpont St., was arrested on warrant charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 4:59 p.m. Thursday.

Eduardo Figueiredo, 47, of 1213 Washington St., Norwood, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 9:32 p.m. Thursday.

Desdale Shakes, 37, of 80 Bradbury Ave., Medford, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, leaving the scene of property damage, operating under the influence of alcohol, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 1:58 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:33 a.m. Thursday at 19 Howley St.; at 5:58 p.m. Thursday at 210 N Andover St.; at 6:33 p.m. Thursday at 86 Andover St.

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 12:14 p.m. Thursday at 244 Andover St.

Breaking and Entry

A report of motor vehicle breaking and entry at 6:41 a.m. Thursday at 11 Ellsworth Road; at 3:52 p.m. Thursday at 23 Upton St.; at 6:37 p.m. Thursday at 54 Granite St.

Vandalism

A report of a vandalism at 3:17 p.m. Thursday at 12 Crowninshield St.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident leaving the scene at 1:01 p.m. Thursday at 595 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with non-fatal injuries at 1:24 p.m. Thursday at 1252 Broadway; at 1:32 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Road and Lincoln Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with property damage at 2:53 p.m. Thursday at Route 1 South ramp and Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of a neighbor dispute at 9:41 Thursday at 79 Shore Road. The caller reported an ongoing issue with her neighbor and property lines. The party said she was confronted by her neighbor and words were exchanged between the two.

A report of counterfeiting at 7:44 p.m. Thursday at 127 Broadway. The caller reported the customer trying to pay for their food with a counterfeit $100 bill.


SWAMPSCOTT

Theft

A report of larceny at 3:31 p.m. Thursday at 246 Humphrey St.; at 9:42 p.m. Thursday at 25 Railroad Ave.

 

Peabody bows out to Burkett despite valiant effort

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Peabody right fielder Penelope Spack tries to hold onto a fly ball.

By ANNE MARIE TOBIN 

WOBURN — It was mission accomplished for the Jesse Burkett Major League division softball all-stars last night at Gonsalves Field.

Burkett rolled to a 12-4 victory over Peabody, completing a two-game sweep.

Burkett took the lead in the first inning and kept its foot on the gas the rest of the way to close out the Tanners.

“We have nothing to hang our heads about, to finish as the second best team in Massachusetts is something to be proud of and these memories will stay with them the rest of their lives,” said Peabody coach Mark Bettencourt.  “It was very, very emotional at the end, but the bottom line was we lost to a better team.  That’s about all you can say, we just were beaten by a very good, very talented and well-coached AAU team.”

Burkett jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on RBI singles by Ava Bogosian and Elle Murray, and a dropped fly ball in the outfield.

After allowing another unearned run in the second, the wheels came off for the Tanners in the third inning when Burkett sent 10 batters to the plate, the first four of whom scored to stretch Burkett’s lead to 8-0.

Burkett starter Hailey Hill retired the first nine batters in a row before counterpart Abby Bettencourt reached on an infield error in the top of the fourth.  She was erased on a grounder off the bat of Emma Bloom. Next up was Isabel Bettencourt, who smashed a long triple to the center field fence to get Peabody on the board. Sarah Broughton followed with a sharp grounder to third to Lily Johnson, who faked the throw to first and flipped to shortstop Nora Murphy to catch Bettencourt as she was scrambling back to the third base bag.

“That play showed how disciplined they are and how they really know the game,” said Mark Bettencourt.  “Their third  baseman pump fakes and gets Bo off third, who is one of our better baserunners, then goes right to the shortstop and picks Bo off.  It was a great play on her (Johnson’s) part.  Honestly, she faked me out, I never saw it coming.”

Burkett padded the lead with a solo run in the fifth and three more (all unearned) in the top of the sixth.

Peabody showed some fight in its half of the final inning, taking advantage of a couple of rare mistakes by Burkett to put three runs on the board.  Hailey Roach led off with a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball and third when Abby Bettencourt’s grounder to short was booted. Bloom doubled Roach home, then Abby Bettencourt scored when Isabel Bettencourt’s grounder to short was booted with Bloom taking third.  Two pitches later, Bloom scored on a passed ball to make it 12-4.

Sarah Broughton looked to keep the rally going only to be robbed by first baseman Emma Gniadek, who snared a line drive to rob Broughton of extra bases.  Hill got the last two Tanners on strikes to seal the title.

“It’s been five years since the 12-year-old team won in 2012 and this was definitely a goal for all the girls on this team to get back to that point to bring the banner home and go to Bristol,” said Burkett coach Sean Murray.  “I said this after the last game, and I say it again, we beat a very talented and well-coached team in Peabody.  We needed all of our girls to contribute to beat them, and as coaches we were very happy to see them all make this happen.”

After receiving their finalist medals, the Tanners’ tears were turned into cheers when Bettencourt received word that the Tanners’ 10-year-old all stars had defeated Saugus 14-1 at Cy Tenney Field to capture the District 16 championship.

“They are running around the field with the banner,” Bettencourt said much to the delight of the Peabody crowd. “It’s tough when it ends, as you start out as an all-star team, then it’s your all-star team, and then it’s family.  I have two daughters on this team, but it feels like I have 12, so it’s sad when it ends.

“Now that the 10s are still in it, I think we all feel a little bit better now that we are on to another roller-coaster ride for Peabody Tanners softball.”

A song of icing and fire in Saugus

COURTESY PHOTO
Kane’s Donuts is launching three limited-edition decorated donuts to represent the sigils of the three families featured on “Game of Thrones.”

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Donuts are coming!

With the premiere of the seventh season of the popular television series “Game of Thrones” on Sunday, Kane’s Donuts, with locations in Saugus and Boston, is launching three limited-edition decorated yeast-raised donuts to represent the sigils of the three families.

The show is based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling series of fantasy novels, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” It premiered in the United States in April 2011 on HBO and quickly grabbed the attention of a large fanbase.

In its first season, the show averaged 9.3 million viewers per episode across all platforms, including HBO linear, DVR, HBO GO/HBO Now, and HBO On Demand. That number multiplied in Season 6, which averaged more than 25.7 million viewers per episode, according to HBO spokeswoman Mara Mikialian.

“Our loyal customers are huge ‘Game of Thrones’ fans, and there’s been constant talk inside both of our shops about who is going to end up on the throne in King’s Landing,” said co-owner Maria Delios. “After six seasons, the show is on its way to its bittersweet conclusion, so we’re giving our guests a chance to take home donuts representing their favorite family as they anxiously wait for the start of the second to last season.”

The House Stark donut will showcase a grey direwolf; the House Targaryen donut will display a red three-headed dragon; and the House Lannister will feature a golden lion with a crimson background.

The limited edition sweet treats will be available only on Saturday and Sunday. Special orders can be placed in advance by calling Kane’s Donuts at (781) 233-8499.


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

Police Log: 7-14-17

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

Lilian Lino-Ramos, 18, of 445 Essex St., was arrested and charged with trespassing/park rule at 12:11 a.m. Thursday.

Alseis Reyes Tejada, 19, of 40 Forest St., Saugus, was arrested on warrant charges of assault, threat to commit a crime, and malicious wanton property defacement at 12:19 a.m. Thursday.

Brett Rome, 28, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, daytime breaking and entering for a felony and on warrants at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday.

Manuel Zelaya-Salgasu, 19, of 28 Salem St., Salem, was arrested and charged with trespassing/park rule and Class B drug distribution at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.; at 11:56 a.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Jenness Street; at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at Holyoke and Walnut streets; at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday at 69 North Common St.; at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 22 Warren St.; at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday at 294 Euclid Ave.; at 7:49 a.m. Thursday at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at 68 Tranfaglia Ave.; at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Street and Western Avenue; at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday at 32 Shepard St.; at 9:41 a.m. Thursday on Hatzis Way.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday at 263 Lynnfield St.; at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday at Broad and Chestnut streets; at 11:09 p.m. Wednesday at 118 Broad St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 8:58 a.m. Thursday on Liberty Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday at 32 North Franklin St.; at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday at 13 Tower Ave.

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday at 104 Ocean St.; at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday 416 Lynnfield St.; at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday at 59 Clarendon Ave.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:49 a.m. Wednesday at 62 Milton St.; at 1:29 p.m. Wednesday at 571 Western Ave.; at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday at 23 Albany St.; at 7:47 p.m. Wednesday at 154 Lynnway; at 2:38 a.m. Thursday at 65 Mt Pleasant St.; at 11:06 a.m. Thursday at 526 Western Ave.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday at Central Square; at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday at 45 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Kingsley Terrace; at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at 55 Thistle St.; at 7:38 a.m. Thursday at 52 Cherry St.; at 9:06 a.m. Thursday at Ingalls Elementary School at 1 Collins St.; at 9:21 a.m. Thursday at Habit Opco at 11 Circle Ave.; at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at Essex and Johnson streets; at 10:26 a.m. Thursday at 103 Memorial Park Ave.; at 10:52 a.m. Thursday at 8 Michael Road.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 83 Cottage St.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday at 164 Franklin St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Park St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Armando A. Colangelo, 65, of 23 Central St., Apt. 2, was arrested on a warrant at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday.

Leigh T. Hodges, 63, of 7 Lee St., was arrested on a warrant at 8:03 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Complaints

A report of people on the deck at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday on Harbor Avenue. A caller reported he was watching his security system and could see three men in red shirts on his deck. They looked like workmen, but he wasn’t expecting anyone. An officer reported being out with an oriental rug truck and the men stated they went to the wrong address.

A caller reported there were cones in the road and he thought kids did it as a prank at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday on Washington Street. The cones were placed back on the sidewalks for the tree stumps.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday on Roosevelt Avenue. A caller reported having a dispute with a neighbor who thought that she owed him money. He reportedly went on her property that day, took a picture and sent it to her. Police reported it was a civil issue between the owner and the former owner.

 

Theft

A caller reported at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday on Tioga Way that headphones, valued at $200, were stolen from him the previous day while he was at the gym. He called back to say that the gym called and told him that his headphones had been turned in.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday on Bubier Road. A caller reported the passenger window of her car was smashed. Police reported it appeared to be caused by a rock kicked up by landscaping equipment.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday at FedEx/Kinkos at 59 Station Landing; at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday at Governors Avenue and Lawrence Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:42 a.m. Thursday at 54 Lambert St.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday at 95 Bowen Ave.; at 9:47 a.m. Thursday at 50 Mystic Ave.


REVERE

Arrests

Jesse D. Chambers, 37, of 223 North Shore Road, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:21 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Proctor Avenue; at 4:59 p.m. Wednesday at Harley Davidson on Squire Road; at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday on Squire Road.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Parkway. Katherine A. Hernandez-Reyes, 26, of 855 Broadway, Apt. 1011, Chelsea, was summoned for assault and battery; at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday on Shirley Avenue.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:51 a.m. Wednesday on Bellingham Avenue; at 8:59 a.m. Wednesday on Bixby Street; at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday at Ambassador North Condos on Revere Beach Parkway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:37 a.m. Wednesday on Olive Street; at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday on Putnam Road; at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at McKinley School on Yeamans Street.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 1:41 a.m. Wednesday on Fernwood Avenue.

 

Theft

A report of bicycle theft at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street; at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday on Warren Street; at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday at Hometown Pizza at 23 Essex St.

 

Complaints

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday at 36 Newhall St. A caller reported two youths had been in a red Honda sedan for about two hours and thought they were throwing alcohol containers out of the window.

A report of a disturbance at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday at Fuddruckers Restaurant/Boland Group at 910 Broadway.

 

Fire

A report of a car fire at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday at Hockeytown USA at 953 Broadway. A car fire near the building was reported. The blaze was extinguished.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny by check at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St. A caller reported a check for $208.20 was stolen from him and then cashed at Stop & Shop.

 

Villano’s blast powers Peabody West

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Nick Villano is greeted by Peabody West teammates after a two-run home run.

By HAROLD RIVERA

SAUGUS — The weather for Thursday’s continuation of the District 16 loser’s bracket final between the Peabody West and Wyoma all-stars wasn’t pretty, but it was cooperative enough to allow the game to finish.

With the score tied at 1-1 coming into the evening, Nick Villano launched a two-run homer in the top of the fourth and that was all the scoring Peabody West needed in a 3-1 win over Wyoma at Saugus National’s Elks Field.

The win gives Peabody West a spot in Saturday’s (2 p.m.) final against Peabody, with a location to be determined. Should West win, a second game (TBA) would be necessary.

“I didn’t have to tell the kids much (before the game),” Peabody West coach Steve Porcella said. “We showed up around 4:30 (p.m.) and the kids were loose and ready to go. I think at this point they’re just having fun.”

On the other side, the loss eliminates Wyoma from the District 16 tournament.

“I’m going to miss the kids,” Wyoma coach Rick Anderson said. “They tried their hardest. We’ve been practicing hard since June. Being with a group of kids for four straight weeks and going from laughing with them to not seeing them everyday, that’s going to be tough.”

Thursday’s game picked up in the top of the third. Peabody West went down in order in the third and Wyoma stranded a runner on first in its half of the inning.

Peabody West’s Giovanni Guglielmo led the fourth inning with a walk and advanced two bases on a pair of wild pitches. After Wyoma starter Jack Anderson fanned the next batter, Villano launched a two-run home run to give Peabody West a 3-1 lead.

“Nick has been lifting the team at the right spots,” Porcella said. “He’s been coming up with key hits.”

Mike Porcella and Marco Zirpolo drew consecutive walks in hopes of keeping Peabody West’s rally alive but Anderson ended the threat with no further damage.

Wyoma stranded another baserunner in the bottom of the fourth, as Sam Parker’s one-out walk came to no avail.

Wyoma’s best chance to make things interesting came in the fifth, when Aiden George laced a double to right field to lead the inning. Peabody starter Mike Geissler and reliever Zach Fisher combined to fan three out of the next four batters, with Anderson drawing a walk in between, to escape the jam.

Peabody West went three up, three down in the top of the sixth. Wyoma’s Shea Palmer led the bottom half of the inning with an infield single and advanced to third base on a pair of wild pitches. Fisher bounced back after allowing the leadoff single to strike out the next three batters and the close the 3-1 win.

“In the regular season, we used Zach as a closer sometimes,” Porcella said. “He’s a steady pitcher. He throws strikes and he throws hard.”

Despite the loss, Wyoma’s Anderson was proud of his team’s effort in Thursday’s game and throughout the tournament.

“A lot of these kids have played together but these 13 kids haven’t all played together as a team,” Anderson said. “This is their first year together as a team. I didn’t know where we’d lineup in the whole district but we came out in the top three and that’s really impressive.”

Peabody West now shifts its focus to Saturday’s final against Peabody, a familiar foe.

“We know Peabody really well,” Porcella said. “Their starting pitcher is one of the better pitchers in the district. We struggled with him the last time we played Peabody but I think we’re a different team. The kids have really bonded well together.”

 

Saugus history cast in Iron

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Salem Trayned Band member Kendra Brown of Arlington gets ready to demonstrate how to use a full bore musket to a crowd at Saugus Iron Works on Wednesday.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Dressed in waistcoats, trousers, tricorn hats and cloaks, children learned the history of their home state from two groups of militia re-enactors at the birthplace of the iron and steel industry in colonial America.

The Iron Works dates back to the 1600s when European Iron makers used the Saugus River to bring their skills to a Massachusetts colony.

“We do a lot of programs for elementary school kids from Saugus, Lynn, Salem, Beverly, and beyond,” said Park Ranger Paul Kenworthy. “We give them a feeling for what life was back then.”

In addition to soaking up the rich history of the National Historic Site by viewing the forges and mills used to create iron products and touring the Iron Works House, which has been around since the 1680s, children learned about the militia companies of the mid-1600s and late 1700s.

With pike and musket drill demonstrations, the Salem Trayned Band and the Lexington Minute Men each performed re-enactments and met with youngsters to teach them about the history and heroes of Massachusetts.

The Salem Trayned Band recreated the dress and drill of the first militia company in Massachusetts in 1629 to 1637. When the English settlers came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1639, they brought the civic militia system with them.

“This was a mandatory military service,” said Kenworthy.

Dressed in full costume, members of the re-enactment group gave one-on-one lessons about the culture, dress, and weapons used by the militia.

The Lexington Minute Men portrayed those who served valiantly throughout the American Revolution. Minute companies were created by the colonists to be ready at a moment’s notice, coining the term “Minute Men.”

Fifteen-year-old Masconomet Regional High School student Grace Dow said her deep interest in history and longing to learn more about what the state once was drew her to the event.

“I’ve learned a lot about who the people associated with this place are,” Dow said. “This is great for people to learn about our history, before everything became what it is.”

Tuesday’s demonstrations were part of a partnership with the Saugus Public Library and meant to coincide with this year’s summer reading theme: Massachusetts: its heroes and its history.

Park Ranger Tracy Lindboe, who coordinates educational programs, said  both the Iron Works and Salem Maritime National Historic Site have launched educational programs for children this summer that have been well received. A monthly preschool program at the Iron Works draws in about 30 children and their parents for stories and activities related to the property, she said.

“Hopefully we can get more kids in to learn about and care about the park,” Lindboe said.


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

Police Log: 7-13-17

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

LYNN

Arrests

Kendall Bridges, 28, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Rachael Kennedy, 28, of 78 Sweetwater St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday.

Luis Montalvo, of 3 Mill St., Woburn, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny, larceny by false pretense, and shoplifting by asportation at 11:32 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday at 546 Walnut St.; at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at 185 Linwood St.; at 5:26 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnfield Street and Millard Avenue; at 5:31 p.m. Tuesday at 568 Walnut St.; at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday on Chestnut Avenue; at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday at Adams and Chestnut streets; at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday Rite Aid at 156 Lewis St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday at 46 Sheridan St.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday at 32 Huron St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday at 35 Huron St.; at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday at 240 Broadway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday at 99 South St.; at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Washington St.; at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday at 12 Michigan Ave.; at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday at 4 Brightwood Terrace; at 7:26 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Woodman St.; at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday at 21 High Rock Terrace; at 10:54 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 29 Boston St.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:23 p.m. Tuesday on Green Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday at 126 Union St.; at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday at 115 O’Callaghan Way; at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday at 17 Lee Court; at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday at 148 Liberty St.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Meadow Court; at 6:57 a.m. Wednesday at 50 Trinity Ave.; at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday at 125 Williams Ave.; at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday at 300 Washington St.


MARBLEHEAD

 

Accidents

A caller reported a trash truck hit a telephone pole at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

 

Complaints

A reported of public fornication at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday on Brook Road. A caller reported people slept outside at Eveleth the previous night and were now fornicating in front of their house. The caller stated he did see their “body parts.”

A report of kids smoking in the car at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller pulled into the Devereux lot and stated that there were kids in a black sedan smoking marijuana.

A report of suspicious activity at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported her daughter was out for a walk and was approached by an unknown man in a vehicle, who attempted to pick her up. She got nervous and called her mother, who then picked her up. The man was reportedly in his mid 20’s and was in a white Maserati. He was described as wearing a white chef jacket and stated he was a chef at a local yacht club. Police checked area yacht clubs and couldn’t find him; at 2:39 a.m. Wednesday on Widger Road. A caller reported there was a car in a parking lot and that it appeared its occupants were having sex. The occupants were moving along.

A man walked into the police station and stated that he felt he was being followed at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday on Mugford Street.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Street and Harvard Avenue; at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday on Roosevelt Circle; at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on Roosevelt Circle; at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday at CVS at 85 High St.; at 10:49 a.m. Wednesday at Whole Foods at 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway; at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday at BJ’s Warehouse at 909 Fellsway; at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at 2400 Mystic Valley Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:06 am. Wednesday at 9 Willard Ave.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at 600 Mystic Valley Parkway.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday at Boston Sports Club at 70 Station Landing.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Foster Court.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Andover St.; at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday at Lowell Street and Route 128 North; at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday at 56 Washington St.; at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday at 527 Lowell St. and 2 Bourbon St.; at 11:44 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Railroad Ave. and 2 Central St. A motorcycle accident was reported. The juvenile who was driving the moped was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at MRG Construction at 3 Centennial Drive.

 

Complaints

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday at 261 Newbury St. A man reported his neighbor threw a rock at him.

A report of a disturbance at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday at Carroll School at 60 Northend St.; at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday at The Jade at 4 Bourbon St.; at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday at 3 Hog Hill Road; at 9:41 p.m. Tuesday at Macy’s at 210M Andover St. An employee reported four to five teenagers throwing “steel rings” against the side of the building; at 11 p.m. Tuesday at 153R Washington St. A caller reported someone came into her backyard and took a ladder. The ladder was returned by the person; at 4:16 a.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven at 79 Lowell St. Three men reportedly attempted to steal items from the store and also had a confrontation with the clerk.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday at Pierpont Park on Pierpont Street. A caller reported there was a hispanic man smoking marijuana in the park.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday on Main Street. The man was taken to Salem Hospital.


REVERE

Arrests

Tyquan R. Jenkins, 20, of 136 Campbell Ave., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and on a warrant at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday.

Rafael Santos, 27, of 161 Clifton St., Apt. 4, Malden, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:03 a.m. Tuesday on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday at Malden Street and Patriot Parkway. Rafael Santos, 27, of 161 Clifton St., Apt. 4, Malden, was arrested; at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street; at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday at Vinny’s Food Market on Malden Street; at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday at Registry of Motor Vehicles on Everett Street; at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday at IHOP on Squire Road.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at Vinal Street and Broadway.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:27 p.m. Tuesday at Post Office on VFW Parkway.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday at TD Bank North on Broadway. Maximillian M. Degrandis, 27, of 349 Rice Ave., was summoned for malicious destruction of property; at 6:51 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Towers on Broadway.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street.

A report of bicycle theft at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday at Osprey Road and Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:53 a.m. Wednesday on Salem Turnpike. A car into a guardrail was reported.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:54 a.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 1228 Broadway.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday at Heritage Heights Housing for the Elderly at 19 Talbot St. An employee reported several slider doors and screens were missing from a capital improvement project.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:52 p.m. Tuesday at 1080 Humphrey St.

 

Sacco shoots for lofty goals at Winthrop

COURTESY PHOTO
Saugus resident David Sacco (center) is the new head boys basketball coach at Winthrop. 

By HAROLD RIVERA 

Former Pope John XXIII basketball star David Sacco has always heard positive remarks about the sports programs at Winthrop High. This winter, Sacco will get a chance to be a part of the Vikings community.

Sacco, a resident of Saugus, was tabbed by Winthrop Athletic Director Matthew Serino to be the Vikings’ new head boys basketball coach.

“I was really excited,” Sacco said. “I grew up right next door to Winthrop. I’m familiar with their sports programs. They’ve had great success in both girls and boys programs. Peter Grimes had success, Dave Brown had success. I was ecstatic when I found out I got the job.”

In his playing days, Sacco was a star center at Pope John in Everett. He still stands as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,331 points. At Pope John, Sacco, who grew up in East Boston, also played baseball and football. After graduating in 1994, Sacco took his talents to the gridiron at Plymouth State in New Hampshire, where he played tight end.

Sacco began his coaching career when he returned to his alma mater in 2000 as an assistant basketball coach. He became the head coach of the Tigers in 2006 and held that position until 2013. Most recently, Sacco held a one-year stint as an assistant for head coach Paul Moran at Saugus.

Now that he’s returned to leading his own program, Sacco’s looking to bring Winthrop back to the level of success it has been known for having.

“It’s a longstanding tradition, that’s for sure,” Sacco said. “You go back to the days of Chris and Nick Tsiotos, Peter Grimes and the teams he had, Dave Brown and the teams he had with Dino Mallios and those guys. It’s been a longstanding tradition. It’s my job and our staff’s job to get the program back and running to its heydays of success. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Soon after being appointed head coach, Sacco had the chance to meet with his players. His initial impression of the team is that the group carries a strong mix of experience and talent. Winthrop reached the state tournament last season but bowed out after a loss at St. Mary’s in the quarterfinals.

“I had the opportunity to meet all the guys,” Sacco said. “It’s a senior laden team. They made the tournament last year. It’s a chance for these guys to come back and have a better year than they did last year. We have experience, but experience won’t lead to success unless we work hard.”

Hard work will be one of the values that Sacco will preach to his Vikings this upcoming winter.

“We have our kids playing in two summer leagues,” Sacco said. “We’ve hit the ground running. The kids are super excited. I tell them that just because we have a lot of guys coming back that doesn’t mean that you’ll be given the opportunity. Whoever works hardest will get that playing time.”

Sacco has also had the opportunity to gain more familiarity with the Winthrop community through a handful of recent events. He spoke at the Chris Tsiotos Court dedication ceremony in June. 

The impression he’s received from the Winthrop community has been a positive one.

“The community has welcomed me with open arms,” Sacco said. “The first week when I got the job, my phone was ringing off the hook. Half of those people were people I didn’t even know. They told me about the team and how great the kids are.”

“I’ve been to a couple events at Winthrop and the people have basically adopted me as a Winthrop townie,” said Sacco, who also coaches the Saugus American Little League baseball team. His son, 12-year-old Nick, plays on the team.

Once the winter comes around, Sacco’s plan is to have the Vikings off and running. The new coach has lofty goals for his team and reaching them won’t be easy in a competitive Northeastern Conference.

“We have to make the state tournament,” Sacco said. “It’s not going to be easy. We haven’t had 10 wins since 2011. The second goal is to win the league. The third goal is to get a home game. I can remember seeing St. Mary’s play Pope John at Winthrop and the place was packed. The fourth goal is to win a state championship. It’s not easy but you have to have lofty goals for these kids to reach.”

Sacco also hopes to re-establish the identity of tough, hard-working players that Winthrop basketball has traditionally been known for.

“When you come to watch us play, you’ll know that we’ll play clean basketball but we’ll play hard,” Sacco said. “We may win by 20 or lose by 20 but we want people to know that we have tough, hard-nosed kids. That’s what identifies Winthrop kids. That’s what you’ll get from myself as a head coach and from my players.”

 

Saugus schools hit home

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Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi said he hopes to bring new social worker to the district by August 1.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The School Department wants to provide support for students before and after the bell rings.

In addition to filling two administrative positions by the end of the month, Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi said he hopes to bring two new social workers to the district to focus on issues outside of the confines of the school buildings.

“They would provide more wrap-around services for our most needy, social-emotional kids and families,” said DeRuosi. “If we had a crisis over the weekend, we could have someone ready to go Sunday to go visit the family and see what the child needs before he or she comes back to school. It’s an innovative model. If we could pilot it and make it work here, I think other districts could use this and benefit from it.”

For several years, the district has wanted to bring additional adjustment counselors to the team, said DeRuosi. A school budget allocation of $100,000 more than the department expected to receive, will provide funding for two counselors’ salaries, he said.

Town Meeting members supported the Finance Committee’s recommendation in May for a $28.5 million School Department budget, which was $100,000 more than Town Manager Scott Crabtree recommended.

DeRuosi will meet with representatives from the Department of Children and Families today to learn more about the services they provide to help model a program that will benefit students. He envisions personnel tackling issues similar to those that social workers for DCF take on.

“Every district has adjustment counselors,” said DeRuosi. “They do a lot of social-emotional work. They’re there to service students. I’m looking to expand that model a little bit and provide a resource to the day-to-day counselors, families, parents, and all parts of the child’s life. It’s a wrap-around service — that’s what I’m trying to create.”

DeRuosi said he has wanted to develop the program since he worked as a school principal and witnessed problems at that level. As a superintendent in Malden, he witnessed problems including children having meltdowns and faculty being unable to reach a parent.

“I would love to see this program work,” DeRuosi said.

DeRuosi is also working to find a new executive director of pupil personnel services and a new athletic director for Saugus Public Schools. Former executive director Lisa Howard left the position to serve as interim superintendent of Winthrop Public Schools, a job she accepted in May.

“The job is a lot of work,” he said. “People can learn the job but we’re looking for someone with a background in special education and, above all else, someone who is a hard worker.”

DeRuosi hopes to fill the positions by August 1.


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

Police Log: 7-12-17

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

Charla Mercaldi, 26, of 16 Wilson St., was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance, Class B drug possession and on warrant charges of attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation and unarmed robbery at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday.

Ashley Terrio, of 109 Empire St., was arrested on a warrant charge of witness intimidation at 8:47 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:57 p.m. Monday on Surfside Road; at 2:59 p.m. Monday at 115 Western Ave.; at 3 p.m. Monday at CVS at 65 Boston St.; at 3:27 p.m. Monday at Boston Street and Keslar Avenue; at 8:08 p.m. Monday at 17 Atlantic St.; at 9:15 p.m. Monday at 560 Western Ave.; at 4:03 a.m. Tuesday at 240 Broadway; at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday at 580 Essex St.; at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday at 28 Wyman St.; at 12:39 p.m. Tuesday at 269 Union St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:54 p.m. Monday at 524 Lynnfield St.; at 4:47 p.m. Monday at Cliff and Linwood streets; at 1:01 a.m. Tuesday at 12 Kimball Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:08 p.m. Monday at 3 Lynnfield St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:25 p.m. Monday at 297 Chatham St.; at 8:11 a.m. Tuesday at 20 Michigan Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:07 p.m. Monday at 9 Hillcrest Ave.; at 4:42 p.m. Monday at Pizza Hut at 39 State St.; at 7:35 p.m. Monday at 95 Whittier St.; at 8:15 p.m. Monday at 22 Parker Hill Ave.; at 8:19 p.m. Monday at 13 Parker Hill Ave.; at 10:27 p.m. Monday on Pine Grove Avenue; at 10:29 p.m. Monday at 25 Ontario St.; at 2:41 a.m. Tuesday at 170 Union St.; at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday at 224 Washington St.; at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday at Cumberland Farms at 668 Chestnut St.

A report of a gunshot at 3:02 a.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 35 Washington St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:28 p.m. Monday on Estes Street; at 7:34 p.m. Monday on Chancery Court; at 7:51 a.m. Tuesday on Lynnfield Street.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:41 p.m. Monday at 354 Lynnway.

A report of a robbery at 8:48 p.m. Monday at 34 Union St.

A report of a larceny at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday at 22 Munroe St.; at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday at 20 Neptune Blvd.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 5:48 p.m. Monday at 24 Estes St.

A report of vandalism at 6:51 p.m. Monday at 10 Iona Terrace.


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:42 a.m. Friday on Condon Circle. One person was taken to Union Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:26 p.m. Friday at 511 Walnut St. and 199 Salem St.; at 2:22 p.m. Saturday at 793 Main St. and 3 Patrice Lane; at 10:24 p.m. Monday at 630 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:27 a.m. Saturday at 814 Summer St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:56 p.m. Friday at 716 Main St. Police reported a broken umbrella, but no burglary.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:42 a.m. Friday at 182 Locksley Road; at 12:57 a.m. Saturday on Apple Hill Lane; at 9:33 p.m. Monday at Christmas Tree Shop at 28 S Broadway. A group of youths were reportedly causing a disturbance. A 19-year-old man was summoned for possession of alcohol by a person under 21.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:03 p.m. Monday at 12 Lookout Terrace.

Vandalism

A report of malicious destruction of property at 11:48 a.m. Sunday at 25 Tophet Road. A caller reported a tire was slashed.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A caller reported a motor vehicle crashed into a backyard at 10:53 a.m. Monday on Widger Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:28 p.m. Monday at Casino Road and Atlantic Avenue. A caller reported an item fell out of a truck in front of her so she hit her brakes. While doing that, a vehicle behind her slammed into her car. Police reported a propane tank fell off the back of the truck, but later stated that it was actually a tank for a refrigerator component.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:04 p.m. Monday at West Shore Drive and Cornell Road; at 7:22 p.m. Monday on Sewall Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:58 a.m. Monday on Lee Street. A man came into the police station to report someone stabbed him in the eye. Police requested medical aid for a deep puncture wound on the person’s neck; at 5:41 p.m. Monday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported the driver of a red Tacoma pulled over, got out and started “beating” the passenger, before getting back into his vehicle and driving up Village Street.

Complaints

An Ocean Avenue caller reported at 11:41 a.m. Sunday that she is going through a divorce with her husband, and while she was working in her garage, an elderly man wearing an American flag shirt got out and said “I am sorry, I thought your house was for sale.” He then proceeded to say “I will go watch the boat races then” and got into his car and drove away. The caller thought the man was sent by her soon to be ex-husband.

A report of a disturbance at 1:07 p.m. Sunday on Wyman Road.

A caller reported a couple put up a hammock in Chandler Hovey and were having sex in open view at 8:38 p.m. Monday on Lighthouse Lane. The witness later told police that it wasn’t observed, and she just assumed they were having sex, but their clothes weren’t off at any time.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:34 p.m. Monday at Wilson and Marion roads. A caller reported the occupants of a maroon sedan parked on Wilson may have been doing drugs.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Fellsway West and Fulton Spring Road; at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods at 2151 Mystic Valley Parkway; at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday at Locust Street and Mystic Valley Parkway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:14 p.m. Tuesday at Margarita’s at 75 Station Landing.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 p.m. Monday at 896 Fellsway St.; at 9:28 a.m. Tuesday at Medford High School at 489 Winthrop St.; at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday at 154 High St.; at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 2 Salem St.; at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday at 397 Riverside Ave.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday at 23 Medford St.


PEABODY

Arrests

Carlene Malo, 36, of 12118 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, was arrested on a warrant at 8:06 p.m. Monday.
Lucio Martinez, 20, of 19 Usher Road, Apt. 2B, Medford, was arrested and charged with nighttime motor vehicle breaking and entering for a felony, possession of a burglarious instrument, Class B drug possession, and Class D drug possession with intent to distribute at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday.  

Felicia M. Solimine, 27, of 1100 Salem St., Apt. 79, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 7:32 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:09 p.m. Monday at 232 Newbury St.; at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown School at 150 Lynn St. A single vehicle accident into a guardrail was reported; at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Andover St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday on Andover Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Magnolia Way. Three men breaking into cars was reported. Lucio Martinez, 20, of Medford, was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:57 p.m. Monday at Luso American Credit Union at 35 Tremont St. and 84 Wallis St.; at 7:19 p.m. Monday at 3 Union St.; at 7:24 p.m. Monday at Mike & Lill’s Black Sheep Pub & Grill at 5 Central St.; at 8:31 p.m. Monday at 183 Lowell St.; at 10:55 p.m. Monday at Salem Five Bank at 210S Andover St.

Fire

A report of a car fire at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday at 303 Lowell St. The blaze was extinguished.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism 9:34 a.m. Tuesday at Farnham Park on Endicott Street. A caller reported that someone had thrown a rock through a window in her daughter’s car, and possibly shot the vehicle with a BB pellet. An officer reported the vehicle appeared to have been shot with a firearm. The caller reported the bullet damage was sustained in Lynn two nights ago.


REVERE

Arrest

Scott D. Greenleaf, 34, of 119 Emerald St., Medford, was arrested on a warrant at 9:28 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:26 a.m. Monday at Revere Fire Department on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:04 p.m. Monday at on North Shore Road. Wilian Mateo, 40, of 677 Highland Ave., Apt. 2, Lynn, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 8:19 p.m. Monday on Delano Avenue; at 9:10 p.m. Monday at PLS Check Cashing on Beach Street

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:49 a.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

A report of an assault and battery at 2:33 p.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard. Richard D. Toto, 20, of 395 Revere Beach Blvd., was summoned for assault and battery.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:01 a.m. Monday on Hasey Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:10 a.m. Monday at Agawam Street and North Shore Road; at 7:02 a.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Court; at 1:30 p.m. Monday on Fenley Street; at 2:39 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 5:12 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:21 p.m. Monday at Vanguard at Waterfront Square on Ocean Avenue.

A report of auto theft at 7:37 p.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:57 a.m. Monday on School Street.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:33 p.m. Monday at Vanguard at Waterfront Square on Ocean Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:36 p.m. Friday at Ninety Nine Restaurant 181 Broadway; at 12:44 p.m. Friday at Central Street and Pearl Road; at 5:32 p.m. Friday at Essex Street and Broadway; at 6:25 p.m. Friday at 362 Essex St.; at 10:50 a.m. Saturday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway; at 12:25 p.m. Sunday at 94 Main St. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Avenue and Central Street. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:03 p.m. Friday at 285 Main St. and 172 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 3:26 p.m. Friday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:07 a.m. Monday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 2:25 a.m. Saturday at Tedeschi at 386 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a suspicious man was crawling on the floor of the store.

A report of a disturbance at 10:48 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway.

A Speedway employee reported numerous coyote sightings around the gas station and surrounding businesses at 12:42 a.m. Monday at 220 Broadway. He was concerned for the safety of his customers; at 12:29 p.m. Monday at Border Cafe at 356 Broadway; at 5:47 p.m. Monday on Walnut Street. A caller reported kids swimming in the area. Police didn’t find anyone; at 8:17 p.m. Monday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 10:45 p.m. Monday on Blacksmith Way.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:29 p.m. Friday at Panera Bread at 647 Broadway. A caller reported her wallet was stolen from Panera and her credit card was used at Target; at 4:06 p.m. Saturday at Kohls at 333 Broadway; at 10:10 a.m. Monday at 315 Lincoln Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:24 a.m. Monday at 82 Hammersmith Drive.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:12 p.m. Monday at Eastman Avenue and Essex Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:53 a.m. Monday at 2 Devens Road.

 

John D. Gilbert, 54

SAUGUSJohn D. Gilbert, age 54, of Saugus entered into eternal rest on July 6, 2017. Born in Lynn, he is survived by his parents, William and Sandra (Stone) Gilbert of Saugus; his beloved daughter Danielle Tosto and his grandson Harrison of Anchorage, Ala.; his brothers Michael and Scott Gilbert and their wives Hillary and Stephanie and his nephews, David and Scott. He also leaves his former wife and faithful friend, Laurie (Broughey) Gilbert of Saugus.

John was a big rig truck driver for over 25 years and the proud owner of John Gilbert Transportation. The three loves of his life were his daughter Danielle whom he devoted his life to raising, anything with gears but most especially Harley Davidsons and last but not least, the word of God. John loved to share his faith and was fondly nicknamed “The Preacher”.

Service information: A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at GOODRICH Funeral Home, 128 Washington St., Lynn, followed by a fellowship gathering at Crossroad Christian Church, 15 Lynn St., Peabody. Motorcycles appreciated. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to a charity that helps in providing services to those struggling with addiction.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, pay it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it, Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it.

 

Saugus to seize $50,000 developer bond

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — After nearly two decades of waiting for a local developer to complete a 28-lot subdivision, the town is taking action to finish the work.

Planning Board members are asking the town to pursue a $50,000 surety bond and any land developer John Mallon has on reserve to complete all necessary work on the project. Mallon, who committed to constructing the Bellevue Heights subdivision 18 years ago, failed to complete the work by the end of June 30, a deadline he agreed to with the Planning Board in October.

Among several unfinished projects, sidewalks and curbing have not been properly installed, and street signs are misprinted with incorrect spelling, said Planning Board chairman Peter Rossetti.

Town Manager Scott Crabtree and Town Counsel John Vasapolli are expected to decide how the town should proceed legally to address the violations, said Vasapolli.

“This is the first time the manager has been requested to take legal action,” said Vasapolli. “We will sit down and discuss how the town will go about completing the work. I’m sure the manager will act pretty quickly.”

“It’s very frustrating,” said Ferruccio Romeo, who purchased his home with his wife Joanne 16 years ago. He never expected to live with a view of torn up roads and construction equipment. “We want it completed. If the town has to step in and do it, that’s what we want.”

Conceived as a 28-lot subdivision with panoramic views from single-family homes, Bellevue Heights hit a snag when a retaining wall collapsed in 2008. The timing of the collapse could not have been worse for a private developer with the economy and housing market sinking, said Mallon. Since then, 21 houses have been built and are occupied.
Officials voiced frustration with Mallon and the never-ending project at a public meeting last fall. Mallon was expected to complete the project by the end of June with a looming threat of seizing a surety bond of $50,000 should he miss the deadline.

“He hasn’t done anything, never mind meeting the completion date,” said Romeo. “He hasn’t done the sidewalks, hasn’t done the road, hasn’t completed or repaired the broken curbing. We’re having the same issues.”

In addition to completing the project, Mallon is also responsible for maintaining the development’s roadways. Residents complained over winter months that roads were not cleared or de-iced properly, causing safety hazards.

The street lights on Cider Mill and Bisbee roads were turned off in March for more than a week because of an unpaid National Grid electric bill of about $10,000. The bill is the responsibility of Mallon until the project is completed and accepted by the town, said Vasapolli. The town stepped in to pay the balance because Crabtree and the Department of Public Works felt it was a safety issue.

“We’re hoping the Town Manager will appoint Special Counsel to take action,” said Rossetti. “We don’t have that authority. We can’t just go to the bank and take the money.”

Mallon could not be reached for comment before deadline Monday. Crabtree declined to comment.


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

Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels organize car show

ITEM PHOTO BY JIM WILSON
Guy Moley of Lynn and his family are having a car show on July 16 at Fuddruckers in Saugus to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The car behind him is a replica of a 1955 Ford Thunderbird. 

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — More than 100 antique and custom cars will roll into the Fuddruckers parking lot on Route 1 Sunday for the third straight year to raise money for cancer research.

The car show, from 4 to 8 p.m.,  will be held by Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels, a team that participates in Relay for Life, which honors cancer survivors and remembers those who have died from the disease, while also raising money for the American Cancer Society.

During the Relay for Life event, participants join a fundraising team and camp out overnight at the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield. For 24 hours, a member of each team continuously runs around a track to symbolize that cancer never sleeps.

Mom’s Cancer Fighting Angels organized the car show to finish off three months of fundraising for the run. Guy Moley of Lynn and his family created the team in honor of his mother, Irene Comeau, who died a decade ago from esophageal cancer.

In its first year, about $1,500 was raised, and last year, about $2,000 was raised. More than 125 antique cars were on display in 2016.

This year, the team has raised $5,500 and has a goal to reach $7,000, said Moley. Money will be raised through raffles and a commitment from Fuddruckers to donate 20 percent of meal profits during car show hours.

About 125 custom cars and 25 motorcycles are expected to be on display. A dozen awards will be handed out and a special mustang trophy will be awarded in honor of fallen Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino.

Classic rock radio station 100.7 WZLX will provide goody bags to the first 100 show cars and door prizes will be handed out every hour. Children can have their faces painted and have balloon animals made by Jonah’s Twisters of Wakefield.


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

Police Log: 7-11-17

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

Carlo Abate, of 12 Brookfield Lane, Saugus, was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, assault and battery and shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 10:13 a.m. Monday.

Omar Culbreath, 35, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and witness intimidation at 1:53 p.m. Sunday.

Cassandra Felice, of 24 Mudge St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, and sexual conduct for a fee at 3:24 p.m. Sunday.

Amner Gomez-Perez, 24, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 7:36 p.m. Sunday.

William Leger, 31, of 64 Walnut St., Everett, was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop/yield, one-way street violation, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and on warrants at 3:10 a.m. Monday.

Keith Reynolds, 26, of 14 Western Ave., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 6:39 a.m. Monday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at 181 Chatham St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:21 p.m. Sunday at Bellaire and Western avenues.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:41 p.m. Sunday at 61 Broadway; at 8:50 p.m. Sunday at 25 Safford St.; at 6:21 a.m. Monday at 6 Wardwell Ave.; at 10:09 a.m. Monday at CVS at 200 S Common St.; at 1:17 p.m. Monday on Blake Street.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 3:58 p.m. Sunday on High Rock Street; at 7:03 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street.

A report of an assault at 10:55 a.m. Monday on Andrew Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:13 a.m. Monday on Greenleaf Circle; at 8:10 a.m. Monday at 30 Portland St.; at 1:57 p.m. Monday at 1117 Western Ave.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:52 a.m. Sunday at 171 Chestnut St.; at 6:17 p.m. Sunday at 1 Brightwood Terrace; at 7:24 p.m. Sunday at 72 Ashland St.; at 10:01 p.m. Sunday at 2 Flint Lane; at 12:20 a.m. Monday at 33 High St.; at 10:41 a.m. Monday at 75 Verona St.; at 1:25 p.m. Monday at 135 Bowler St.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:34 p.m. Sunday at Boston and Granite streets.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 305 Chatham St.

A report of a robbery at 2:36 a.m. Monday at Green and Union streets.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at 12 Warren St.; at 9:02 p.m. Sunday at 12 Warren St.; at 1:06 p.m. Monday at 41 Carolyn Road.


MALDEN

Assaults

A report of an assault with a dangerous weapon at 3:08 a.m. Friday on Bryant Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:27 a.m. Friday on Summer Street; at 5:23 p.m. Sunday on Belmont Street.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:04 p.m. Friday at Mystic Valley Parkway and Winthrop Street; at 6:40 p.m. Friday at 305 Main St.; at 6:46 p.m. Friday at 38 Salem St.; at 12:13 p.m. Saturday at 209 Boston Ave.; at 5:14 p.m. Saturday at Kohls at 3850 Mystic Valley Parkway; at 6:10 p.m. Saturday at 75 Station Landing; at 6:37 p.m. Saturday at 530 Winthrop St.; at 7:43 a.m. Sunday at Wendy’s at 330 Middlesex Ave.; at 3:09 p.m. Sunday at Bob’s Food Store at 324 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:03 a.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 760 Fellsway; at 5:08 p.m. Sunday at Brookline Bank at 201 Salem St.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 6:58 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:45 a.m. Monday at 37 Wellington Road; at 9:11 a.m. Monday at 39 Wellington Road.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:35 p.m. Friday at Yoki at 62 Station Landing; at 2:14 p.m. Saturday at 20 Orchard St.; at 7:03 p.m. Saturday at 99 Riverside Ave.; at 12:42 a.m. Monday at 44 Light Guard Drive; at 1:21 a.m. Monday at 6 Washington St.; at 6:02 a.m. Monday at 53 Fellsway West; at 11:22 a.m. Monday at 32 Morrison St.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:24 p.m. Friday at Stop & Shop at 471 Salem St.


PEABODY

Arrest

Juan C. Espinal, 39, of 55 Butler St., Salem, was arrested on a warrant at 10:32 a.m. Monday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:47 p.m. Sunday at Treadwell’s Ice Cream Stand at 46 Margin St.; at 6:47 p.m. Sunday at Container Store at 210C Andover St.; at 8:32 p.m. Sunday at 40 Aborn St. A truck into a post and curb was reported. Jon P. Guitard, 48, of 116 Lafayette St., Apt. 110, Salem, was summoned for operating after a revoked license, leaving the scene of property damage, OUI liquor and use of a motor vehicle without authority; at 8:59 a.m. Monday at 310 Lowell St.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:51 a.m. Monday at Sleep Med at 200 Corporate Place. Police reported a broken window, but no breaking and entering.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:32 p.m. Sunday at 88 Aborn St.; at 5:03 p.m. Sunday at Andover Street and Route 128 South.

 

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:27 p.m. Sunday on Pierpont Street. The person was taken to the hospital.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:56 a.m. Monday at 1 Littles Lane. A caller reported a man had taken $120 from her purse.


REVERE

Arrests

Sandro Cabral-Pereira, 20, of 724 Dudley St., Apt. 1, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with buying/receiving stolen motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle at 1:03 a.m. Friday.

Jose Antonio Henriquez, 54, of 79 Shirley Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged failure to stop/yield, improper operation of a motor vehicle, OUI liquor third offense and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 6:35 p.m. Saturday.

Nicole Ahn Monico, 34, of 2 Hannah St., Haverhill, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and all other larceny at 4:32 p.m. Saturday.

Khanh Thi Pham, 57, of 16 Breed St., East Boston, was arrested and charged with three counts of shoplifting at 7:56 p.m. Saturday.

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:48 a.m. Friday at Vinal Street and Revere Beach Parkway; at 10:54 a.m. Friday at Burlington Coat Factory on Squire Road; at 11:51 a.m.  Friday at Master Auto Sales on Broadway; at 12:47 p.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Squire Road; at 1:10 p.m. Friday on Copeland Circle; at 2:04 p.m. Friday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road; at 5:08 p.m. Friday on Hawes Street; at 7:37 a.m. Saturday at Davis Street and Stark Avenue; at 3:12 p.m. Saturday at Ward Street and Broadway; at 6:36 p.m. Saturday at Ocean and Shirley avenues; at 8:38 p.m. Saturday on Copeland Circle; at 9:24 p.m. Saturday on Brown Circle; at 12:42 a.m. Sunday at Campbell Avenue and Revere Beach Parkway; at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Mom’s Indian Motorcycles on Broadway; at 11:33 a.m. Sunday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street; at 1:43 p.m. Sunday at Target on Furlong Drive; at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Hutchinson Street. Michael A. Lewis, 41, of 3 Loring Place, Malden, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 6:04 p.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 11:20 p.m. Sunday on Mahoney Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:41 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street.

 

Assaults

A report of an assault at 11:49 p.m. Friday on Taft Street; at 5:17 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 4:35 p.m. Sunday on Sumner Street.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:04 a.m. Saturday at EZ Lube Quick Oil Change on American Legion Highway; at 3:25 p.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue. Andrew P. Marino, 53, of 34 Parker St., Apt. 3, Everett, was summoned for daytime building breaking and entering for a felony and larceny.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:49 a.m. Saturday on Sagamore Street; at 5:41 p.m. Saturday at St. George Condominiums on Revere Beach Boulevard.

 

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:11 a.m. Saturday at Grand View and Liberty Avenues; at 1:56 a.m. Saturday at Suffolk Downs on Lee Burbank Highway; at 3:43 a.m. Saturday at Comfort Inn on American Legion Highway; at 10:29 a.m. Saturday on Vane Street; at 8:55 p.m. Saturday on Caruso Street; at 9:32 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 10 p.m. Saturday on Augustus Street; at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at Elm and Butler streets; at 12:45 a.m. Sunday on Greentree Lane; at 12:55 a.m. Sunday on S Genesee Street; at 4:08 a.m. Sunday at Grover Street and Orvis Road; at 5:13 a.m. Sunday at IHOP on Squire Road; at 10:26 a.m. Sunday at Target Corporation on Furlong Drive; at 10:51 a.m. Sunday at Barn Car Wash on Squire Road; at 6:13 p.m. Sunday on Jarvis Street.

 

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 6:27 a.m. Sunday on Charger Street; at 6:03 p.m. Sunday on Emmet Terrace; at 7:48 p.m. Sunday on Tudor Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 10:41 a.m. Saturday on Pearl Avenue; at 9:37 p.m. Sunday on Whitin Avenue.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 11:10 a.m. Saturday at Vanguard at Waterfront Square on Ocean Avenue; at 12:12 p.m. Saturday on Dedham Street; at 1:39 p.m. Saturday at Vanguard at Waterfront Square on Ocean Avenue.

A report of a larceny of a scooter at 9:12 a.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:24 a.m. Saturday on Beachland Avenue.

A report of vandalism at 8:36 a.m. Saturday at St. George Condominiums on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 10:46 a.m. Saturday on Janvrin Avenue; at 11:49 a.m. Saturday at St. George Condominiums on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 11:50 a.m. Saturday at Vanguard at Waterfront Square on Ocean Avenue; at 3:41 p.m. Saturday at St. George Condominiums on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 7:34 a.m. Sunday at St. George Condominiums on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 8:55 a.m. Sunday at Select Car Parking on VFW Parkway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Taylor Maxwell-Frazel, 23, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, unregistered motor vehicle, no inspection/sticker and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

Karaillyne Delacruz, 20, was arrested and charged with attempt to commit a crime, motor vehicle breaking and entering/nothing stolen, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, number plate violation to conceal, and threat to commit a crime at 4:52 a.m. Monday.

Cody Whitney, 20, was arrested and charged with attempt to commit a crime, violation of the knife ordinance and motor vehicle breaking and entering/nothing stolen at 6:10 a.m. Monday.

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:31 a.m. Sunday at 3 Parsons Drive; at 4:10 a.m. Monday at 26 Longwood Drive; at 6:30 a.m. Monday at 119 Paradise Road.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:42 a.m. Sunday on Capen Road.

 

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:03 p.m. Sunday at 9 Galloupes Point Road.

 

Police Log: 7-10-17

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 Alvarez, 32, of 38 Hanover St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 2:36 p.m. Saturday.

Shannice Molina, 21, of 21 Shepard St., was arrested on warrant charges of malicious damage to a motor vehicle, assault and battery, disturbing the peace, destruction of property and number plate violation to conceal at 3:34 p.m. Friday.

Oscar Santos, 23, of 8 Chase St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 2:40 p.m. Saturday.

Gina Serafini, 34, of 191 Constitution Ave., Revere, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Class C drug possession, shoplifting by concealing merchandise, shoplifting by asportation and destruction of property at 12:32 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:58 a.m. Friday at 1103 Western Ave.; at 2:15 p.m. Friday at 301 Essex St.; at 2:57 p.m. Friday at 220 Broadway; at 3:34 p.m. Friday at 433 Broadway; at 5:30 p.m. Friday at O’Callaghan Way and Walnut Street; at 9:22 a.m. Saturday at Cottage and Hood streets; at 12:23 p.m. Saturday at 115 Alley St.; at 1:49 p.m. Saturday at 332 Maple St.; at 4:01 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street; at 5:41 p.m. Saturday at 518 Western Ave.; at 6:16 p.m. Saturday at 45 Lewis St.; at 10:23 p.m. Saturday at 149 Franklin St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:27 p.m. Friday at 1067 Western Ave.; at 8:56 p.m. Friday at 575 Eastern Ave.; at 9:36 p.m. Friday at Laighton and Washington streets; at 12:06 p.m. Saturday at Park Street and Western Avenue; at 2:16 p.m. Saturday at 9 Oxford St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:02 p.m. Saturday at 126 Broad St.; at 5:06 p.m. Saturday at Alley and Pleasant streets; at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Casco Road and Lynnfield Street; at 2:26 a.m. Sunday at 176 Chatham St.; at 10:37 a.m. Sunday at 115 O’Callaghan Way; at 11:33 a.m. Sunday at 181 Chatham St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:49 p.m. Saturday on Chestnut Street.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 2:14 p.m. Saturday on Hanover Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:59 p.m. Saturday at 117 Eastern Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:44 p.m. Friday at 50 Newhall St.; at 6:01 p.m. Friday at 50 Newhall St.; at 7:38 p.m. Friday at 36 Western Ave.; at 10:26 p.m. Friday at 11 Nelson St.; at 11:44 p.m. Friday at 290 Broadway; at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at Essex and Fayette streets; at 4:56 a.m. Saturday at 72 Mudge St.; at 10:49 a.m. Saturday at Harbor Auto Sales at 480 Lynnway; at 12:35 p.m. Saturday at Beachside Roast Beef at 207 Lewis St.; at 12:43 p.m. Saturday at 17 Margin St.; at 1 p.m. Saturday at 117 Eastern Ave.; at 1;35 p.m. Saturday at 56 Lawton Ave.; at 3:16 p.m. Saturday at 216 Lewis St.; at 3:32 p.m. Saturday on Gardiner Street; at 6:07 p.m. Saturday at 30 Howard St.; at 7:56 p.m. Saturday at 501 Washington St.; at 8:11 p.m. Saturday on Curwin Circle; at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at Adams and Rockaway streets; at 3:14 a.m. Sunday at 55 Broad St.; at 10:17 a.m. Sunday at Casey’s Shell at 535 Lynnway.

A report of a gunshot at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at 35 Chestnut St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 5:48 p.m. Saturday on Franklin Street; at 9:03 p.m. Saturday on Cliff Street; at 10:13 a.m. Sunday on Lincoln Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:10 p.m. Friday at 32 Union St.; at 3:08 p.m. Friday at 17 Atlantic St.; at 1:31 p.m. Saturday at 18 Bond St.; at 4:46 p.m. Saturday at 37 Childs St.; at 12:33 a.m. Sunday at 18 Bond St.

A report of a robbery at 12:39 p.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 116 Lewis St.; at 10:38 p.m. Saturday at 120 Jefferson St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:34 p.m. Friday at 59 North Franklin St.; at 6:47 p.m. Friday at 156 Boston St.; at 12:58 p.m. Saturday at 143 South St.; at 3:44 p.m. Saturday at 143 South St.; at 8:29 a.m. Sunday at 61 Vine St.

A report of vandalism at 10:16 a.m. Saturday at 128 Bowler St.; at 11:06 p.m. Saturday at 23 Market Square.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:34 a.m. Friday on Doaks Lane; at 11:29 p.m. Saturday on West Shore Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:37 p.m. Friday on Atlantic Avenue; at 10:13 a.m. Saturday at Gerry Street and Atlantic Avenue; at 5:54 p.m. Saturday on Redstone Lane.

Complaints

A caller reported a man in a black Jeep had been out there for about half an hour at 9:10 a.m. Friday on Ocean Avenue. The caller stated she is going through a bad divorce and the person may have been a private investigator. Police reported the man in question had a nearby appointment for a chandelier repair.

A report of a disturbance at 11:55 p.m. Friday on State Street; at 8:10 p.m. Saturday on Heritage Way. A caller reported her neighbor’s 2-year-old son was outside screaming for someone to let him back inside the house and no one was answering him.

Cars were reportedly drag racing at 9:40 a.m. Saturday on Humphrey Street.

Theft

A caller reported he returned home to find someone had taken his bike at 7:33 p.m. Saturday on Washington Street.


PEABODY

Arrests

Brian Michael French, 32, of 500 Northshore Road, Apt. 2A, was arrested on a warrant at 12:25 p.m. Sunday.

Matthew Greenlaw, 19, of 9 ½ Northend St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 12:51 a.m. Saturday.

Claiton A. Mejia-Tejeda, 29, of 362 Rindge Ave., Apt. 11M, Cambridge, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and leaving the scene of property damage at 2:52 a.m. Saturday.

Jonathan J. Roy, 31, of 1 Loring Ave., Apt. 311, Swampscott, was arrested and charged with armed robbery and on warrants at 11:52 p.m. Saturday.

Christine T. Zak, 33, of 18 Cashman Road, was arrested on warrants at 7:08 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:07 p.m. Friday at Capone’s Restaurant at 147 Summit St.; at 8 p.m. Friday at 12 Wallis Ann Road and 22 Sutton St.; at 2:52 a.m. Saturday at Peabody Fire Department at 41 Lowell St. A car struck a light pole and no parking sign in front of the firehouse. Claiton A. Mejia-Tejeda, 29, of Cambridge was arrested; at 10:27 a.m. Saturday at Lowe Mart Shopping Center at 474 Lowell St.; at 11:03 a.m. Saturday at 24 Andover St.; at 4:31 p.m. Saturday at 48 Andover St. and 2 Buttonwood Lane; at 8:29 p.m. Saturday at Santarpio’s Pizza at 71 Newbury St.; at 8:58 p.m. Saturday at Treadwell’s Ice Cream at 46 Margin St.; at 11:33 a.m. Sunday at 0 Lynnfield St. and 147 Summit St. A motorcycle into a truck was reported. Edson Santos, 55, of 12 Blair Terrace, was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage; at 11:54 a.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 79 Lynnfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:51 p.m. Friday at CVS at 637 Lowell St.; at 9:39 a.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 256 Andover St.; at 12:16 p.m. Saturday at Latitude Sports Club at 194 Newbury St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:28 p.m. Saturday on Goldberg Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:13 p.m. Friday at 111 Main St. A caller reported a loud noise coming from the church. Police reported the church was having a mass; at 1:58 a.m. Saturday at 5300 Crane Brook Way; at 9:56 p.m. Saturday at 5 Cottage St.; at 12:11 a.m. Sunday at 6 Orchard Terrace; at 12:36 a.m. Sunday at 5100 Crane Brook Way; at 2:23 a.m. Sunday at 84 Aborn St.; at 4:44 a.m. Sunday at 5100 Crane Brook Way; at 2:32 p.m. Sunday at Bagel World at 246 Newbury St.; at 3:13 p.m. Sunday at 88 Aborn St.; at 5:03 p.m. Sunday at Andover Street and Route 128 South.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 12:16 a.m. Saturday at 4 Orchard Terrace. A caller reported that his neighbors are doing drugs out front of the house.

Fire

A report of a vehicle fire at 10:31 a.m. Sunday at Auto Plus Auto Parts at 77 Walnut St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:18 a.m. Sunday on Orchard Terrace. A man was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:39 p.m. Saturday at 286 Newbury St. A caller reported a bench was stolen from in front of his residence; at 1:56 p.m. Sunday at Spring Hill Suites at 43 Newbury St. A caller reported a tote bag was stolen with numerous items in it.

A report of a robbery at 11:52 p.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central St. Jonathan J. Roy, 31, of Swampscott, was arrested.

Vandalism

A report of a vandalism at 8:15 p.m. Friday at 2 Dooling Circle. A caller reported his girlfriend’s car was vandalized; at 11:27 p.m. Friday at 6 Shamrock St. A caller reported a man slashed his tires. Richard P. Remieres, 53, of 12 Tracey St., was summoned for malicious destruction of property.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Friday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road; at 4:24 p.m. Friday at Fish House at 431 Humphrey St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:28 a.m. Saturday at 160 Walker Road; at 1:51 p.m. Saturday at 33 Parsons Drive; at 3:59 p.m. Saturday at 67 Middlesex Ave.; at 6:56 p.m. Saturday at 29 Parsons Drive.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:29 p.m. Saturday at 6 Allen Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:23 a.m. Saturday at 960 Humphrey St.

 

Dinosaur plus donuts equals dough in Saugus

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Saugus’ orange dinosaur has a new perch, overlooking Route 1.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — The iconic Route 1 orange dinosaur is on the move.

The prehistoric creature roamed the 1.4-acre parcel of land that formerly housed Route 1 Mini Golf & Batting Cages, and found higher ground about 10 feet behind a newly installed retaining wall.

Developers are converting the property into a $120 million development known as Essex Landing with 250 apartments, two hotels, shops and a parking garage.

“We’re getting a lot of excellent comments on it because people love it on that corner,” said developer Michael Barsamian. “It looks bigger than it did when it was in the lower area.”

The 20-foot structure weighs 6,000 pounds and is nearly six decades old. Barsamian and his partner, Michael Touchette, a contractor, moved the statue themselves using a mini-crane.

TB Holdings Inc., an entity managed by Barsamian and 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 2016 for $1.4 million.

When New Englanders learned the site they passed traveling up and down the corridor was being sold for redevelopment in 2015, they overwhelmingly demanded the landmark stay put. The pair eventually agreed to purchase the land.

“This is the temporary home,” said Barsamian. “It’s out of the way.”

It has not yet been determined where the dinosaur will permanently reside, but Barsamian said plans include a leisure area with a pitch and putt and outdoor swimming pool.

Using the dinosaur’s fanbase to their advantage, developers created T-shirts featuring the icon and “Saugus-saurus” and sold them for $25 each at Kane’s Donuts on Lincoln Avenue. The effort raised $6,800 in three months that will be donated back to the town, said Barsamian.

“We wanted to do something to give back to the town,” he said. “We’re the first big site that the town approved (under new zoning) and we want to make them feel like they did the right thing.”

Kane’s is planning to open its third location, a 3,500-square-foot cafe with a drive-through, at Essex Landing.

Forty apartment units are currently being built and 48 are expected to be constructed in the next 90 days, said Barsamian. If all goes well residents will be moved in and Kane’s will be open for business by November.


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

Police Log: 7-8-17

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

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:53 p.m. Thursday at Commercial and South Common streets; at 2:44 p.m. Thursday at Eastern Avenue and Ocean Street; at 2:47 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant and State streets; at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at 340 Euclid Ave.; at 4:33 p.m. Thursday at 50 Lynnway; at 6:11 p.m. Thursday at 111 Western Ave.; at 6:51 p.m. Thursday at Brightwood Terrace and Essex Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:40 a.m. Thursday at Essex and Washington streets; at 7:50 a.m. Friday at 400 Broadway; at 10:58 a.m. Friday at Liberty and Washington streets.

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 4:55 p.m. Thursday at 1071 Western Ave.; at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at 156 Boston St.; at 9:18 p.m. Thursday at 278 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police officer at 6:46 a.m. Friday on Lowell Street Court.

Assault and Battery

A report of an assault and battery at 8:38 a.m. Friday at 1 Kingsley Terrace.

Breaking and Entry

A report of breaking and entry at 12:49 a.m. Friday at 22 Hollingsworth St.; at 1:39 a.m. Friday at 12 Kimball Road.

Theft

A report of larceny at 3:11 p.m. Thursday at 52 Friend St.; at 9:31 a.m. Friday at 150 Marianna St.; at 10:17 a.m. Thursday at 27 Allen Ave.; at 11:35 a.m. Friday at 395 Lynnway; at 11:36 a.m. Friday at 29 Rockaway St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:01 p.m. Thursday at Bloomfield and Chatham streets.


MALDEN

Theft

A report of larceny under $250 at 7:20 p.m. Thursday on Canal Street.

A report of larceny over $250 at 11:21 a.m. Thursday on Harvard Street.

Vandalism

A report of malicious damage to a motor vehicle at 2:11 p.m. Thursday on Main Street.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:08 p.m. Thursday on Atlantic Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a person diving for clams off Devereaux Beach at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Bubier Road. The caller reported a man diving and hauling in about 25 lbs. of surf clams. The harbormaster checked in with the diver who was looking for lobsters and flounder.

A report of an outdoor odor at 1:43 p.m. Thursday on West Street. The caller reported an odor of natural gas. National Grid was notified.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:51 p.m. Thursday on Pleasant Street. The party reported his mail is being stolen from his downstairs tenant. The party said he left today’s mail in the box on purpose, and when he returned later, the mail was gone. He wants to know if police will notify the postal inspector.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:05 p.m. Thursday at 871 Highland Ave.

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 10:14 a.m. Friday at 516 High St.

Theft

A report of shoplifting at 1:21 p.m. Friday at 3850 Mystic Valley Parkway.

Complaints

A report of a tree down at 3:31 p.m. Friday at 39 Touro Ave.


PEABODY

Arrest

Catherine Ackerman, 31, of 42 Forest Acres Drive, Haverhill, was arrested and charged with shoplifting over $100 at 8:56 p.m. Thursday

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:03 p.m. Thursday at 12 Foster St.; at 6:11 p.m. Thursday at Route 128 South; at 6:26 a.m. Friday at 210 Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:41 p.m. Thursday at 210 Andover St.; at 8:52 a.m. Friday on Goodridge Street.

A report of pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle at 5:49 p.m. Thursday at 106 Lynn St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at 94 Tremont St.; at 11:18 a.m. Friday at 19 Farm Ave.

A report of a party’s car being struck by a paintball at 9:42 p.m. Thursday at 41 Lowell St.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 12:26 p.m. Thursday at Mount Vernon Street and Lincoln Avenue; at 3:02 p.m. Thursday on Walnut Place.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 1:45 p.m. Thursday on Broadway. The caller reported three females attempting to cross Route 1.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at 1123 Broadway. The caller reported being followed by five people attempting to rob him. The officer reported to the location and found nothing.

 

Pauline M. Kimball, 85

HUDSON, N.H. — Mrs. Pauline M. (Melanson) Kimball, age 85, died at the Laurel Gardens Assisted Living in Hudson, N.H., on Friday morning. She was the wife of the late Bryant T. Kimball.

Born in Wakefield and a resident of Saugus for many years, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Mabel (Deveau) Melanson. As the organist for St. Margaret’s Church in Saugus for 35 years, she started the first children’s choir. Mrs. Kimball was a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother, cherishing and spending time with her family. Her interests included travel and genealogy.

She is survived by five children, Mary Kimball of Maryland, Melanie Beaudette of Tyngsboro, Peter Kimball of Saugus, Ann Dickinson of Connecticut, Karl Kimball of Saugus and the late Lawrence; four grandchildren, Elise, Rob, Charlotte and Kyle, four great-grandchildren, Arianna, Sophia, Mina and Cadence. Mrs. Kimball is also survived by nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the St. Margaret’s Lift Fund, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, MA 01906.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Monday 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends invited. A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Margaret’s Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, at 10 a.m. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Saugus. For directions and condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com.

 

Police Log: 7-7-17

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

George Finley, 58, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and larceny at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday.

Joshua Sisson, 26, of 16 Amity St., was arrested on warrant charges of nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, receiving stolen property, destruction of property, shoplifting by asportation, defacing property and larceny from person at 11:57 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:53 p.m. Wednesday at 395 Chatham St.; at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday at 273 Maple St.; at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday at 56 Lawton Ave.; at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday at Chatham and Marianna streets; at 10:37 p.m. Wednesday at Lynn Shore Drive and Wallace Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday on High Rock Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:58 a.m. Thursday at Blossom Street and Neptune Boulevard; at 10:18 a.m. Thursday at Lafayette Park and Lewis Street; at 11:40 a.m. Thursday at Essex and Washington streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday at 13 Tower Ave.; at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday at 29-33 Cliff St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:23 a.m. Thursday at 32 City Hall Square.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at 73 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday at 10 Mailloux Lane; at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday at Mayfair and Piedmont streets; at 1:25 a.m. Thursday at 8 Chase St.; at 9:56 a.m. Thursday at 44 Story Ave.; at 10:10 a.m. Thursday at McManus Field at 140 Commercial St.; at 10:26 a.m. Thursday at 653 Western Ave.; at 11:01 a.m. Thursday at 24 Flint Lane.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday on Neptune Boulevard; at 7:16 a.m. Thursday on Washington Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday at 11 La Grange Terrace; at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday at 103 Liberty St.; at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday at 14 Frederick Circle; at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday at 34 Rockaway St.; at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.; at 10:49 a.m. Thursday at 450 Chatham St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:04 p.m. Wednesday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 7:19 p.m. Wednesday on Great Woods Road; at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday on Beach Road; at 8:53 a.m. Thursday at 107 President St.; at 11:11 a.m. Thursday at 131 Commercial St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at 10 High St.; at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday at 89 Centre St.; at 8:19 am. Thursday at 361 Lynnway.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday at 56 Johnson St.; at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at 28 Verona St.; at 10:07 a.m. Thursday at 525 Lynnway.


MALDEN

Assaults

A report of an assault with a dangerous weapon at 11:11 p.m. Monday on Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday on Salem Street; at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday on Waverly Street.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday on West Shore Drive.

Complaints

A caller reported there was a woman in the parking lot acting erratically at 11:32 a.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street. The woman was outside her car screaming about losing her cellphone and then tried to use the ATM. Police reported being familiar with the woman and that the behavior was normal for her.

A caller reported three men on mopeds were flying around and that one was wearing a bandana covering his face at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday on West Shore Drive. They were last seen on the tracks behind the Tower School hearing towards West Shore Drive. A dog walker stated she was almost struck by them on the trail.

Theft

A caller reported at 11:12 a.m. Wednesday on Cliff Street that his boat bag was stolen from the Marblehead Yacht Club the previous day.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Italo Bakery at 509 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:57 p.m. Thursday at 146 Spring St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:03 p.m. Thursday on High Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday at 54 Ship Ave.; at 9:08 a.m. Thursday at 305 Spring St. Extension.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday at 530 Winthrop St.; at 2:39 p.m. Thursday at 37 Rockwell Ave.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Franklin St. and 4 Perkins St. A two-car accident was reported. A juvenile was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital; at 4:31 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Andover St. and 1 Hilltop Drive; at 5:43 p.m. Wednesday at 46 Margin St. and 2 Newcastle Road; at 5:53 p.m. Wednesday at 46 Margin St. and 2 Newcastle Road; at 5:53 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Fire Department Engine 5 at 27A Lynn St. Two juveniles were transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital in Salem; at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday at 28 Herrick Road. A female driver was taken to Salem Hospital after a two-car accident; at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Street Market at 101 Foster St. A car into a wall was reported. Both people in the vehicle were taken to Salem Hospital. Serah W. Mureithi, 58, of 3 Littles Lane, Apt. 41, was summoned for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to use care in starting/stopping/turning and speeding; at 7:58 a.m. Thursday at 50 Margin St. and 93 Gardner St.; at 10:33 a.m. Thursday at Sullivan Tire & Auto Service at 175 Washington St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle at 8:38 a.m. Thursday at 9 Shamrock St. An officer reported someone struck his parked cruiser.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday on Bristol Road. A police captain reported witnessing a hand to hand drug transaction with a small amount of marijuana. The juvenile was charged with marijuana possession, and police followed up to find the drug dealer; at 2:20 p.m. Thursday at 76 Wallis St. A caller reported a vehicle with slashed tires and tape on the window, possibly abandoned in front of the house. Police reported there was no damage to the BMW — the owner of the vehicle was walking out of the Haven from Hunger with grocery bags upon officer arrival.

A report of a disturbance at 1:36 a.m. Thursday on Wallis Street. A caller reported youths playing paintball in and around the cemetery; at 2:57 p.m. Thursday at Lahey Health & Medical Center at 1 Essex Center Drive.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:11 a.m. Thursday on Lynn Street. The woman was taken to Union Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday at 242 Newbury St. A theft of power was reported; at 12:57 p.m. Thursday at 102 Summit St. A toolbox theft was reported; at 12:59 p.m. Thursday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.

A report of a stolen bicycle at 10:19 p.m. Wednesday at 14 Brown St. A caller reported her son’s bright purple BMX bicycle was stolen from the front of the house.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Dialysis Center at 19A Centennial Drive. A caller reported vandalism to her vehicle.


REVERE

Arrest

Deryl Joseph Witham, 54, of 235 Revere St., Apt. 311, was arrested on warrants at 11:51 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:17 a.m. Wednesday at Vinny’s Food Market on Malden Street; at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at Squire Road and Lechmere Street; at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday on Harris Street; at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday on Nahant Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:46 p.m. Wednesday at Market Basket on Squire Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:17 a.m. Wednesday on Beach Street; at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday on Fairfield Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:51 a.m. Wednesday on Wilson Street; at 3:01 a.m. Wednesday on Gore Road; at 5:04 p.m. Wednesday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 9:16 p.m. Wednesday on Howard Street; at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday at Park Avenue and Irving Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:01 a.m. Wednesday at Bank of America on American Legion Highway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday at Municipal Parking Lot on Central Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrest

James M. McDonald was arrested and charged with nighttime building breaking and entering for a felony and larceny from a building at 4:49 a.m. Thursday.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:49 a.m. Thursday at Sears/Square One Mall at 1325 Broadway. A caller reported a man just walked through an open door while a worker was inside of the building doing inventory. The suspect removed merchandise from the store before fleeing. James M. McDonald was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at 31 Castle Rock Road. A caller reported the house is under construction and there were five to six youths inside setting off fireworks.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:04 a.m. Thursday at 190 Walnut St., A caller reported the construction site was broken into and a laptop was taken.


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday at 9 Galloupes Point Road.

 

Saugus riding toward opioid recovery

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — A group of former Saugus High school students are getting substance abuse prevention education rolling.

Dana Gould, 55, originally intended to get a small group of old friends together to ride their motorcycles. But soon, the 1979 graduate and a small group of his classmates decided they could use the event to raise money for substance abuse awareness and prevention programming at the town’s public schools.

“The opioid epidemic is a major concern in our world today and more people need to do something about it to try to get young people to understand the dangers and ramifications if they do decide to use,” said Gould. “I’ve been in recovery for 14 years. I’ve seen a lot of people come and go and I’ve seen quite a few die because of this disease. It’s just important to me to try to give back in any way that I can.”

Gould, who grew up on Lincoln Avenue, said he and and his co-organizers Anne Blake, John Delello, Tammy Surette Kelley, Kevin Raiche, and Karlene Furiel, all know how crucial the cause is.

“All members involved have lost friends due to addiction,” he said. “We decided the money would go to the public schools for educational programs about the dangers of substance abuse.”

Jeannie Meredith, chairwoman of the School Committee, said she fully supports the ride’s cause and believes the schools should be doing more to educate and prevent substance abuse rather than waiting to treat the problem.

“There has been a lack of prevention education in Saugus Public Schools for as long as I can remember,” said Meredith. “This was a huge factor in my decision to run for school committee 3½ years ago. We have had a substantial turnover in leadership in the past several years. With a year-and-a-half under (Superintendent Dr. David) DeRuosi’s belt, and with the school vote officially passing, I’m hopeful that this is now going to be placed on the front burner and addressed in a manner that will make a difference to our students.

“The epidemic is far worse than anyone could have imagined,” she said. “In my opinion, we need to be putting the funds towards educating our youth of the dangers and lifelong effects these drugs have on people. We need to stop the children from using before they start.”

The August 12 motorcycle run will begin at Saugus High School. Registration for the 50-70 mile ride through more than half a dozen North Shore communities will start at 8:30 a.m. Kickstands will go up at 10 a.m.

When bikers return to Saugus, they will circle the town before settling at O’Brien’s Pub on  Boston Street in Lynn for a cookout, raffle drawings, and entertainment by the Boston Pub Rockers, a local band that plays classic rock, southern rock, blues and country.

The registration cost is $25 per motorcycle and $10 per passenger. A $10 donation is recommended for those who wish to attend the cookout without participating in the ride.


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

Police Log: 7-6-17

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

LYNN

Arrests

Raelyn Barrett was arrested on warrant charges of leaving the scene of property damage and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Filipe Dasilva, 19, of 332 Broadway, Everett, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Victor Deleon, 44, of 30 High St., was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law and on a warrant at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday.

Jancarlos Hernandez-Rivera, 24, of 23 Chatham St., was arrested on warrant charges of four of counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, armed assault in a dwelling, armed assault to rob, home invasion, intimidation to steal from a depository, and selling/possessing an electric stun gun at 4:46 p.m. Tuesday.

Sender Pojoy-Chiguichon, 25, was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Washington streets; at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at 225 Boston St.; at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday at 409 Chatham St.; at 3:47 p.m. Tuesday at Gateway Lane and Walnut Street; at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday at 43 Market Square; at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday at Chestnut and Mason streets; at 10:09 a.m. Wednesday at Casey’s Shell at 535 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:04 p.m. Tuesday at Essex and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday at Fayette Street and Trinity Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday at 161 Broad St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday at 266 Western Ave.; at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday at 43 State St.; at 5:53 p.m. Tuesday on Circuit Avenue; at 9:53 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Elm St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday at 161 Broad St.; at 2:22 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday at 360 Washington St.; at 5:32 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Johnson St.; at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at 66 Sanderson Ave.; at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Livingston St.; at 6:39 p.m. Tuesday at 187 Washington St.; at 7:29 p.m. Tuesday on West Green Street; at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday at 18 Highland Ave.; at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday at 60 Broadway; at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at 130 Neptune Blvd.; at 10:32 p.m. Tuesday at Essex Street and Essex Circle; at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday at 147 Washington St.; at 10:36 p.m. Tuesday at 7 Essex Place; at 11:09 p.m. Tuesday at 55 Eutaw Ave.; at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday at 64 Ashland St.; at 11:36 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Haines Terrace; at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at 20 Newton Ave.; at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday at 98 Nahant St.; at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday at 10 La Grange Terrace; at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday at Richdale at 453 Chatham St.; at 12:37 a.m. Wednesday on Strawberry Place; at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at 154 Lynnway.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday on Union Street.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday at 3 Curwin Terrace.

A report of a larceny at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Western Ave.; at 1:17 p.m. Tuesday at 110 Franklin St.; at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 290 Broadway; at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday at 77 Chestnut St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Clovelly St.; at 8:37 a.m. Wednesday on Circuit Avenue.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:35 p.m. Monday on Cornell Road.

A car backed into a pole at 1:47 p.m. Tuesday on Harris Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday on Birch Street.

Complaints

A minor reportedly shoplifted a 12-pack of beer at 9:52 a.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue.

A caller reported at 10:23 a.m. Monday on Front Street that she had a 12-month-old in her car and a utility company working in the area was trying to direct her up a one-way street the wrong way. She didn’t want to do that with her 12-month-old in the car and stated that it was ridiculous and she wanted a cop.

A report of a disturbance at 1:39 p.m. Monday on State Street; at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday on Front Street; at 11:03 p.m. Tuesday on Front Street. A group was reportedly being loud and throwing fireworks in the street.

A report of a hand-to-hand drug deal at 3:07 p.m. Monday on Wyman Road. A caller reported a man approached a woman in the park, handed her something and then took money from her. He then got into his car and took off.

A caller reported finding a bag with an unknown substance, possibly drugs, in the street at 4:09 p.m. Monday on Nicholson Hill.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:46 p.m. Monday on Wyman Road. Someone reported seeing four youths in the park behind the tennis courts. One of them reportedly showed the other an item and stated it was “acid” and that he had just bought it. He also stated he was on it.

A police sergeant reported at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on Lafayette Street that he took some marijuana off of a man and woman and trespassed them from the Wyman Woods area. The sergeant reported he had their bowl and grinder, and that the small park/beach has become the hot spot for smoking marijuana, as he dealt with three other occurences that week.

A report of a man who hid drugs at 2:26 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported his girlfriend has a prescription for Lorazepam and stated she took 13 pills the previous day. He hid the medication from her and stated she is becoming belligerent.

A caller reported an ugly and unsafe situation with underaged drinking, and unsafe boating with no life jackets at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday at Marbleheads Harbor. She stated that it is an ongoing issue–she has photos and is going to the Boston Globe and Marblehead Reporter. The harbormaster was notified and dispersed the underaged drinkers.

Police reported a kid on a BMX bicycle had smashed into the back of a car and fled at 8:44 p.m. Tuesday on Front Street. It was reportedly the same kid that was “showboating” last month, and he goes by the name of “Bam.” The car was damaged from the bike hitting it. Police had “Bam” at Fort Sewall.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:06 p.m. Monday on Creesy Street. A caller reported a friend that met at AA stayed with her and stole more than $1,000 in jewelry and left. Police reported the jewelry bag was misplaced, not stolen.

A woman stated she witnessed a man steal a bubble machine from the area of Dandee Donuts at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street. She stated the man put the bubble machine in his car and then went into Starbucks. Police reported someone left the bubble machine at the bus stop.


MEDFORD

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:36 p.m. Tuesday at 24 Rita Drive; at 8:33 a.m. Wednesday at 52 Cleveland St.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle larceny at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday at Clewley Road and Warren Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday at 29 Hunewill Ave.


NAHANT

Arrests

Brian D. Wilson, 51, of 4 Spring Road, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 2:46 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:09 a.m. Monday at Nahant and Wilson roads; at 12:17 a.m. Tuesday on Ocean Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:06 a.m. Wednesday on Nautical Lane.


PEABODY

Arrests

Gabriel Martinez, 20, of 65 Mason St., Apt. 2F, Salem, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation second offense at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday at Artie’s Place at 117 Lynnfield St.; at 10:58 p.m. Tuesday at Main and Foster streets; at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday at 30 Baldwin St.; at 9:07 a.m. Wednesday at 42 Lowell St. A dump truck reportedly struck a pole. The male driver was issued a citation for failure to use care in backing; at 11:54 a.m. Wednesday at 82 Prospect St. and 230 Andover St.; at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday at 1300 Crane Brook Way.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday at 19 Farm Ave. A caller reported the front door of the house was kicked in; at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday at 62 Avalon Drive. A caller reported someone broke into the apartment and caused damage.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:22 p.m. Tuesday at 4 Oakland St.; at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday at 58 Warren St. Extension; at 8:59 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Bourbon St.; at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday on Oak Street; at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday at 7 Oak St.; at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday on Paleologos Street; at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Crowninshield St.; at 12:14 a.m. Wednesday at 89 Endicott St.; at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Moulton Road; at 2:38 a.m. Wednesday at 34 Keys Drive; at 7:26 a.m. Wednesday at ANF Autobody Repair at 2 Webster St.; at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday at South Memorial School at 24 Maple St.; at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday at 42 Lowell St.; at 3 p.m. Wednesday on Basford Court. A caller reported a child yelling for help. Police checked the area and reported the call was unfounded.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:53 a.m. Wednesday at 5 Hourihan St. A caller reported five boxes of supplies were stolen. Police reported four boxes of trim coil were stolen; at 12:07 p.m. Wednesday at 14 Jacobs St. A woman reported her purse was stolen; at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven at 115 Main St. A caller reported her daughter’s cellphone was stolen. Police reported the phone was found in the business.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Batchelder Ave. Vandalism to a vehicle was reported. The owner of the car said she was able to wash the paint off.


REVERE

Arrests

Janee A. Gabbin, 20, of 45 Clarkwood St., Apt. 1, Mattapan, was arrested and charged with uttering a forged instrument/specific date at 3:29 p.m. Monday.

Peter C. Kelly, 51, of 55 Spear St., Melrose, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and assault and battery at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday.

Liam P. McCarthy, 21, of 72 Mill St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 2:29 a.m. Tuesday.

Myeisha A. Williams, 23, of 361 Walnut Ave., Apt. 9, Boston, was arrested and charged with 11 counts of uttering a forged instrument/specific date, receiving a stolen motor vehicle and Class D drug possession at 3:29 p.m. Monday.

Andrew W. Stevens, 26, of 135 Lynnway, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer at 2:29 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:33 a.m. Monday at Washington and Mountain avenues; at 1:41 p.m. Monday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street; at 5:25 p.m. Monday at Harley Davidson on Squire Road; at 11:25 p.m. Monday on Lynn Marsh Road; at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Yeamans Street; at 10:01 a.m. Tuesday at Fiore’s Market on Revere Street; at 11:39 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at Beach Street and Shirley Avenue; at 4:34 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket on Revere Beach Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:54 a.m. Monday on Cambridge Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday at Bill Ash’s Lounge on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 8:26 p.m. Tuesday on Tuscano Avenue. Allan Amado Correia, 25, of 7 Tuscano Ave., was summoned for assault and battery.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:09 p.m. Monday on Waite Street.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:39 a.m. Tuesday at Revere Beach Place on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:12 a.m. Monday at Walgreens on Broadway; at 10:37 a.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 2:03 p.m. Monday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 5:06 p.m. Monday on Sargent Street; at 9:23 p.m. Monday on Aurelia Sylvia Drive; at 9:27 p.m. Monday on Folsom Street; at 9:34 p.m. Monday at Margarita’s Restaurant on American Legion Highway; at 9:47 p.m. Monday at Laundromax on VFW parkway; at 9:51 p.m. Monday on Rice Avenue; at 11:09 p.m. Monday on Highland Street; at 11:16 p.m. Monday on Lancaster Avenue; at 11:32 p.m. Monday on Centennial Avenue; at 11:50 p.m. Monday on Aurelia Sylvia Drive; at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday on Bates Street; at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday on Highland Street; at 12:11 a.m. Tuesday on Carleton Street; at 12:39 a.m. Tuesday on Derby Road; at 12:59 a.m. Tuesday at Wendy’s on Squire Road; at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday at Wilson and Taft streets; at 1:24 a.m. Tuesday on Carleton Street; at 1:26 a.m. Tuesday on Hichborn Street; at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday on Fairfield Street; at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday on Thornton Street; at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday on Pierce Street; at 4:03 a.m. Tuesday at Victoria Street and Winthrop Avenue; at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Revere Housing Authority on Hutchinson Street; at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday on Rice Avenue; at 12:46 p.m. Tuesday on Bateman Avenue; at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 7:11 p.m. Tuesday on Stanton Avenue; at 8:53 p.m. Tuesday on Kingman Avenue; at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday on Sprague Street; at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday on Arnold Street; at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday on Reservoir Avenue; at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday on Eastern Avenue; at 11:29 p.m. Tuesday on Centennial Avenue.

A report of shots fired at 5:14 a.m. Monday on Shirley Avenue; at 10:14 p.m. Monday on Suffolk Avenue; at 10:16 p.m. Monday on Thornton Street; at 10:21 p.m. Monday on Prospect Avenue; at 10:23 p.m. Monday on Reservoir Avenue; at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday on Beach Street; at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday on Thornton Street; at 1:28 a.m. Tuesday on Wilson Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:14 a.m. Monday on Franklin Avenue; at 11:49 a.m. Monday at Bank of America on Squire Road; at 2:42 p.m. Monday at Broadway Convenient Mart on Broadway; at 4:02 p.m. Monday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road; at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Court; at 9:48 p.m. Monday at Taco Bell on Squire Road; at 10:41 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop on Furlong Drive.

A report of a larceny at 8:33 p.m. Monday on Mccoba Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday on Reservoir Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:07 p.m. Monday at Richdale at 304 Lincoln Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 9:28 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald’s at 738 Broadway. A car into a pole was reported. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:02 p.m. Monday at Essex Street and Pleasant Avenue; at 2:36 a.m. Tuesday at 6 Knowles Ave. A caller reported she woke up to a group of people throwing rocks at her door; at 12:52 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut and Elm streets. A caller reported a group of kids were swimming in the reservoir. Police reported the kids were fishing and were sent on their way; at 10:11 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnhurst Elementary School at 10 Elm St. A caller reported a group of six youths breaking bottles in the parking lot; at 10:34 p.m. Tuesday at 29 Ballard St.

A report of a suspicious item at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday at 21 Laurel St. A man reported that a pipe bomb was thrown into his pool. He brought the item to the police station, and State Police were contacted for disposal.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Mcintyre Road. A caller reported a fire next to a shed, which contains pool chemicals and propane tanks.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:49 a.m. Monday at Walmart at 770 Broadway. Loss Prevention reported that on June 30, a man stole about $800 worth of merchandise.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Argenis Lara, 32, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday at Paradise and Walker roads.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday on Phillips Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:04 a.m. Sunday at 51 Crescent St.; at 12:42 p.m. Sunday at 114 Burrill St.; at 5:31 p.m. Sunday at 61 Crescent St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:03 p.m. Saturday at Stanley School at 10 Whitman Road; at 10:04 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Beach at 199 Ocean Ave.; at 1:26 p.m. Sunday at 25 Crescent St.; at 8:41 p.m. Monday on Pitman Road; at 9:33 p.m. Monday at C&L Package Store at 26 New Ocean St.; at 10:10 p.m. Monday on Bay View Avenue; at 11:29 p.m. Monday at 71 Puritan Road; at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday at 46 Stetson Ave.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:17 p.m. Saturday on Railroad Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:03 p.m. Saturday at 82 Plymouth Ave.; at 7:08 p.m. Sunday at 525 Paradise Road; at 6:20 p.m. Monday at 243 Burrill St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:56 p.m. Monday at 285 Forest Ave.

 

Yvonne R. Moffat, 80

SAUGUSMrs. Yvonne Rose (Bourque) Moffat, age 80, died on Monday, July 3 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of William F. Moffat with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.

Born, raised and a lifelong resident of Saugus Mrs. Moffat was the daughter of the late Edmund and Evelyn (Melanson) Bourque. Mrs. Moffat was a devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Besides her husband she is survived by two children; daughter Judith Connelly and  her husband Steven of Maine and son Kevin of Salisbury, five grandchildren; Chad, Jessi, Rebecca, Alec, Benjamin and one great-grandchild; Will. She was the sister of Richard Bourque, Paul Bourque, Lillian Surette, Pauline Bourque all of Saugus and the late Frances DeLeo.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Service information: A funeral service will be held in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Saturday at noon. Relatives and friends invited. Visitation prior to the service from 11 a.m. to noon. For directions and condolences BisbeePorcella.com.

 

Police Log: 7-5-17

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

Dallas Emond, 31, of 200 Park St., Attleboro, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 1:39 a.m. Tuesday.

Isaiah Graham, 35, was arrested on warrant charges of malicious wanton property defacement, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and shoplifting by asportation at 7:56 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:51 p.m. Monday at AL Prime Energy at 969 Western Ave.; at 6:44 p.m. Monday at Oxford and Washington streets; at 7:24 p.m. Monday at Maple Street and Western Avenue; at 9:11 p.m. Monday at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street; at 10:58 p.m. Monday at Sparhawk Road and Walnut Street; at 10:59 p.m. Monday at O’Callaghan Way and Walnut Street; at 11:03 p.m. Monday at Blossom Street and Neptune Boulevard; at 11:16 p.m. Monday at Sparhawk Road and Walnut Street; at 11:33 p.m. Monday at Blossom Street and Neptune Boulevard; at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday at 207 Chestnut St.; at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 42 Market St.; at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday at Family Dollar at 50 Central Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:06 p.m. Monday at Arlington Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:31 p.m. Monday at Broad and Market streets; at 10:58 p.m. Monday at 69 Whiting St.; at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday at 545 Western Ave.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 3:41 p.m. Monday on Laighton Street; at 8:13 p.m. Monday on Washington Street; at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

A report of an assault at 11:02 p.m. Monday on Herschel Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:12 p.m. Monday at 35 Fearless Ave.; at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday at 105 Maple St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday at 66 Maple St.; at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday at 101 Maple St.; at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday at 17 Linton Road; at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 66 Maple St.; at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday at 57 Linton Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:14 p.m. Monday at 11 Barrett St.; at 8:15 p.m. Monday at 94 Henry Ave.; at 8:48 p.m. Monday at 23 Sheridan St.; at 10:24 p.m. Monday at Broad and Green streets; at 10:55 p.m. Monday at Archer Street and Grandview Place; at 11:25 p.m. Monday at 65 Memorial Park Ave.; at 12:32 a.m. Tuesday on Robinson Street; at 1:24 a.m. Tuesday at 16 Tilton Place; at 1:47 a.m. Tuesday at 84 Sheridan St.; at 2:01 a.m. Tuesday at Ashton Square and Chestnut Street; at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday at Sterling and Walnut streets; at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday at 10 Beede Ave.

A report of a gunshot at 9:16 p.m. Monday at 203 Lynn Shore Drive.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:31 p.m. Monday at 111 Locust St.; at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday at 32 Market Square.

A report of a robbery at 9:39 p.m. Monday at Red Rock Park.


MALDEN

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:33 a.m. Sunday on Olive Avenue; at 2:50 p.m. Sunday on Main Street; at 1:22 p.m. Monday at United States Postal Service on Mountain Avenue.


PEABODY

Arrests

Amberleigh Taffe, 40, of 144 Forest St., Danvers, was arrested on a warrant at 7:59 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:25 p.m. Monday at 17 Centennial Drive.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:20 p.m. Monday at 80 Foster St.; at 8:14 p.m. Monday at 7 Oak St.; at 9:26 p.m. Monday at 12R Holten St.; at 10:32 p.m. Monday at 6 Margin St.; at 11:30 p.m. Monday at 14B Hardy St.; at 11:01 a.m. Tuesday on Calumet Street

A report of suspicious activity at 7:12 p.m. Monday at Community Covenant Church at 33 Lake St. A caller reported he could hear glass breaking at the church. Police reported there didn’t appear to be any broken glass; at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 35 Main St.

A man was reportedly trying to steal a toy at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday at Welch School at 50 Swampscott Ave. Police reported it was a misunderstanding.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday on Cashman Road. A caller reported his daughter was unresponsive. She was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:33 p.m. Monday at Zumiez at 210Z Andover St. An employee reported money was stolen from her bag, totaling $168; at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at Logan Express at 164 Newbury St. A caller reported gas was siphoned from his car and his daughter’s car; at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Eagan Place. A caller reported an outside patio umbrella and patio string lights were stolen.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:21 a.m. Tuesday at 89 Lake St. A pool was vandalized.

 

Police Log: 7-4-17

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

Pedro Carrillo, of 76 Margin St., Salem, was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and marked lanes violation at 2:54 p.m. Sunday.

Alexis Gewlas, 35, of 45 Wamesit St., Lowell, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 2:04 p.m. Monday.

Oneill Gonzalez, 24, of 38 Hanover St., was arrested on warrant charges of drug possession with intent to distribute, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor at 10:34 p.m. Sunday.

Patrice Jacobs, 44, of 11 Silloway St., Dorchester, was arrested on a warrant charge of drug possession with intent to distribute at 12:48 p.m. Monday.

Kamisha Lee, 31, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, urinating in public and indecent exposure at 3:35 p.m. Monday.

Aramis Lopez, 34, of 168 Fletcher St., Lowell, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to signal at 12:11 p.m. Monday.

Michael McNeil, 35, of 749 Summer St., was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 2:01 p.m. Monday.

Jacquelyn Ward, 24, of 58 Cottage St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:08 a.m. Sunday at 100 Willow St.; at 3:29 p.m. Sunday at 176 Chatham St.; at 4:01 p.m. Sunday at Cumberland Circle and Lynnfield Street; at 4:37 p.m. Sunday on Hanson Street; at 4:58 p.m. Sunday at Commercial and Neptune streets; at 5:16 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Parkland Avenue; at 7 p.m. Sunday at 77 Marion St.; at 10:14 p.m. Sunday at Boston Street and Fenton Avenue; at 11:55 p.m. Sunday at Central Avenue and Sutton Street; at 12:10 p.m. Monday at 108 Boston St.; at 1:26 p.m. Monday at Eastern Bank at 156 Boston St.; at 2:40 p.m. Monday at 107 Broad St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:20 p.m. Sunday at 50 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:53 p.m. Sunday on Story Avenue; at 10:42 p.m. Sunday at Mike’s Liquors at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 12:27 a.m. Monday at 300 Washington St.; at 12:49 a.m. Monday at 10 Pleasant St.; at 1:21 a.m. Monday at 10 President St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 4:24 p.m. Sunday on Alley Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:31 p.m. Sunday at 56 Brownville Ave.; at 11:55 a.m. Monday at 5 Burns St.; at 1:36 p.m. Monday at 20 Chase St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:32 a.m. Monday at 10 Sidney Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:01 p.m. Sunday at 12 Michigan Ave.; at 3:08 p.m. Sunday at Commercial Street and Neptune Boulevard; at 3:48 p.m. Sunday at 94 Boston St.; at 4:28 p.m. Sunday at Boston and Myrtle streets; at 5:37 p.m. Sunday at Essex and Sutton streets; at 8:09 p.m. Sunday on Blossom Street Extension; at 8:58 p.m. Sunday at Briarcliff Lodge at 112 Kernwood Drive; at 8:59 p.m. Sunday at Domino’s Pizza at 707 Western Ave.; at 9:12 p.m. Sunday at Breed Street and Mace Place; at 12:45 a.m. Monday at Euphoria Night Club at 130 Union St.; at 1:20 a.m. Monday at Joyce and Union streets; at 4:31 a.m. Monday at 76 Marianna St.; at 10:16 a.m. Monday at 11 Circle Ave.; at 2:31 p.m. Monday at 23 Mall St.; at 3:39 p.m. Monday at 3 Myrtle St.

A report of a gunshot at 12:37 a.m. Monday at Pinkham Street and Story Avenue.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:53 p.m. Sunday on Hamilton Avenue.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:42 p.m. Sunday at 1129 Salem St.; at 8:26 a.m. Monday at 2 Flint Lane.

A report of a larceny at 7:56 a.m. Monday at 2 Flint Lane; at 12:27 p.m. Monday at 23 Nahant St.; at 2 p.m. Monday at 127 Maple St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:08 a.m. Monday at 21 Curwin Terrace.


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:06 p.m. Saturday at 199 Salem St. and 511 Walnut St. One person was taken to Lahey Clinic; at 10:59 a.m. Sunday on Route 128 Northbound Exit 43. One person was taken to Lahey Clinic.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:28 p.m. Friday on Phillips Road; at 12:18 a.m. Sunday at 755 Walnut St. and 35 Mansfield Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:56 a.m. Saturday at 1115 Market St.; at 2:14 p.m. Saturday at 243 Summer St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:51 a.m. Sunday on Seaview Avenue

Complaints

A car was reportedly keyed at 10:16 a.m. Sunday on Barnard Hawkes Court. A caller reported someone vandalized his vehicle and thought it was a neighbor.

A caller reported a male went into the crowd and dropped a knapsack, and was standing by the bag waiting for police at 8:12 p.m. Sunday on Front Street. The caller later reported that the male returned to retrieve the bag after he accidentally dropped it.

Graffiti on the seawall from about a week ago was reported at 6:19 a.m. Monday on Bass Rock Lane.


PEABODY

Arrests

Ricardo Matul, 24, of 98 Laighton St., Apt. 3R, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no inspection/sticker at 4:52 p.m. Sunday.

Brandon Traina, 27, of 250 George Road, Apt. 7F, Cliffside Park, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 11:13 p.m. Sunday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:43 a.m. Monday at Wheel Repair Specialists at 80 Newbury St.; at 11:14 a.m. Monday at Acura of Peabody at 209 Andover St.; at 1:05 p.m. Monday at East Boston Savings Bank at 67 Prospect St.; at 2:08 p.m. Monday at 91 Andover St.; at 2:28 p.m. Monday at Wilson Square Citgo at 2 Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1 p.m. Monday at JCPenney at 210J Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:25 p.m. Monday at 17 Centennial Drive.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:28 a.m. Monday at 21 Highland Park. A cell phone was taken.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:53 p.m. Sunday at 35 Rockdale Ave.; at 8:39 p.m. Sunday at Sonic Drive-In at 55 Newbury St. A caller reported a man threw money in her face; at 9:51 p.m. Sunday at 27 Longview Way; at 10:29 p.m. Sunday at 7 Goldberg Road. A caller reported that a man in a black pickup truck pulled a handgun on her son, and then left the area in a car. Police spoke to the caller who wasn’t sure if the dark object in the suspect’s hand was a gun; at 5:36 a.m. Monday at South Memorial School at 24 Maple St.; at 8:30 a.m. Monday at 3 Oak St.; at 11:47 a.m. Monday at 76 Lowell St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:36 p.m. Sunday at 6 Ayer St. A caller reported seeing a person smash a vehicle window. Police reported a passenger side door was smashed, but nothing was taken from the car.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:31 a.m. Sunday at Broadway and Winthrop Avenue; at 11:22 a.m. Sunday on Copeland Circle; at 12:12 p.m. Sunday on North Shore Road; at 4:21 p.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 9:39 p.m. Sunday on Mahoney Circle; at 10:07 p.m. Sunday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 6:33 a.m. Sunday at Washington and Mountain avenues; at 6:59 a.m. Sunday on Copeland Circle.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 1:09 a.m. Sunday on Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:48 a.m. Sunday on Case Drive.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:11 a.m. Sunday at Shirley Avenue and North Shore Road; at 12:35 a.m. Sunday on Lincoln Street; at 2:22 a.m. Sunday on Thornton Street; at 2:53 a.m. Sunday on Kimball Avenue; at 11:55 a.m. Sunday on School Street; at 4:18 p.m. Sunday on Genesee Street; at 6:12 p.m. Sunday on Calumet Street; at 7:46 p.m. Sunday at Bradstreet Avenue and Sales Street; at 10:04 p.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 10:23 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and East Mountain Avenue; at 10:58 p.m. Sunday on State Road; at 11:06 p.m. Sunday on Calumet Street; at 11:22 p.m. Sunday on Crescent Avenue; at 12:12 a.m. Monday at Walgreens on Broadway.

A report of shots fired at 10:50 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 11:04 p.m. Sunday on Park Avenue.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 10:47 p.m. Sunday at Carlyle House Condominiums on Ward Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:14 a.m. Sunday on Franklin Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:58 a.m. Sunday at 395 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:27 p.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:55 p.m. Sunday at Kmart at 180 Main St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:47 a.m. Sunday at Holiday Inn Express at 999 Broadway; at 2:49 p.m. Sunday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway; at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:09 p.m. Sunday throughout town. A man reported two of his debit cards were used in Saugus; at 6:09 p.m. Sunday at People’s United Bank at 584 Broadway. An unauthorized ATM withdrawal was reported.


SWAMPSCOTT

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:04 a.m. Sunday at 51 Crescent Ave.; at 12:42 p.m. Sunday at 114 Burrill St.; at 5:31 p.m. Sunday at 61 Crescent St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:26 p.m. Sunday at 25 Crescent St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:08 p.m. Sunday at 525 Paradise Road.

 

 

 

Police Log: 7-3-17

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

Sara Lazarus, 23, of 29 Congress St. was arrested 11:38 p.m. Friday on a warrant charge for destruction of property and an arrest charge of a default warrant.

Marvin Gomez, 31, of 30 Franklin St. was arrested 12:11 a.m. Saturday on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and on a warrant charge for refusing to provide a DNA database sample.

Juan Lopez, 30, of 16 Cedar St. was arrested 10:13 p.m. Saturday on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol, second offense, and operating on a suspended license.

Rafael Garcia, 27, of 19 Cottage St. was arrested at 12:11 a.m. Sunday on charges of disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, resisting arrest, and violation of the city knife ordinance.

John Mitchell, 52, of 498 Essex St. was arrested on a warrant charge of juror failure to attend and arrest charges of a straight warrant and wanton malicious defacement.

Jael Figueroa Adams, 28, of 39 Park St., Salem was arrested at 5:05 a.m. Sunday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Eric Ovando, 29, of 231 Bruce St., Lawrence was arrested 5:05 a.m. Sunday on charges assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Joshua Kalloger, 32, was arrested at 8:33 a.m. Sunday on warrant charges of larceny over $250, trespass, and receiving stolen property, as well as an arrest charge for being a fugitive from justice on court.

Latrell Ayers, 32, was arrested at 11 a.m. Sunday on charges of receiving a stolen vehicle, as well as Class B and Class C drug possession.

James Nutton, 35, of 26 Essex Circle was arrested 11:08 a.m. Sunday on two warrant charges of trespass and an arrest charge of receiving a stolen vehicle.

Ruth Delacruz, 33, was arrested at 11:42 a.m. Sunday on charges of receiving a stolen vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at Endicott and Franklin streets; at 7:46 p.m. Saturday at 179 Chatham St.; at 7:57 p.m. Saturday at 158 Lewis St.; at 11:22 a.m. Saturday at O’Callaghan Way and Walnut Street; at 2:50 p.m. Friday at 381 Western Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:25 a.m. Sunday at 819 Western Ave.; at 12:31 a.m. Sunday at 120 Liberty St.; at 12:49 a.m. Sunday at 69 N. Common St.; at 10:53 p.m. Saturday at Lowell Street; at 10:54 p.m. Saturday at 41 Light St. #25; at 3:51 p.m. Saturday at 33 Waverly St.; at 1:35 a.m. Saturday at Albany Street; at 5:48 Friday at 500 Lynnfield St.

A report of a fight at 4:48 p.m. Saturday at 810 Lynnway; at 5:08 p.m. Saturday at 21 Joyce St.

A report of a gunshot at 1:16 a.m. Sunday at 40 Lowell St.; at 1:47 a.m. Friday at Boston and Moulton streets.

Overdoses

A report of an overdose at 8:14 p.m. Saturday at 3 Essex St. #1; at 11:03 p.m. Friday at 29 Congress St., Floor 1; at 1:53 a.m. Saturday at 15 Echo Place.

Theft

A report of larceny at 11:33 a.m. Saturday at 166 Washington St.; at 10:26 a.m. Friday at 22 Warren St. #21.

A report of shoplifting at 2:53 p.m. Friday at 21 State St.; at 11:57 a.m. Friday at 841 Western Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 12:11 a.m. Friday at 6 Commercial St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:35 a.m. Sunday at 6 Mariana St.; at 6:02 a.m. Saturday at 86 Kirkland St.; at 7:08 a.m. Saturday at 97 Empire St.


Marblehead

Complaints

A report of a water problem at 4 p.m. Friday at the shelter on Village Street. The caller said it needed to be addressed because it was flooding the litter boxes and couldn’t be shut off.  

A report of neighbors setting off fireworks at 10:17 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant and Hewitt streets. The neighbors denied setting them off, saying they heard fireworks too. Police were unable to locate fireworks in the area.

A caller reported being harassed by another motor vehicle operator at 7:09 a.m. Sunday at Lincoln Ave. The operator yelled ethnic obscenities at her, which her son stated has happened in the past. The offending operator was driving a black van with stickers on the back.

Vandalism

A report of graffiti at 5:46 p.m. Friday on Ocean Avenue. A kayaker reported lewd and anti-semitic messages on the seawall. At 8:11 p.m., a walk-in reported more graffiti on the rocks behind Seaside Park near the Chestnut Street side. It appeared to be the same paint and writing as the other graffiti.   


Malden

Assault

A report of an assault with a dangerous weapon 9:18 a.m. Friday on Mount Vernon Street.

Theft

A report of larceny under $250 12:41 p.m. Saturday on Bowdoin Street.

A report of motor vehicle larceny at 9:33 p.m. Friday on West Street.


Peabody

Arrests

Alan Thomas Olivole, 37, of 74 Washington St. #2 was arrested 8:20 p.m. Friday at 67 Foster St. for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, attaching plates to an unregistered vehicle and possessing a false or stolen RMV signature.

Eber Ramirez, 35, of 189 Hamilton Ave. #3 in Lynn was arrested 5:37 p.m. Saturday for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Matthew S. French, 31, of 500 Northshore Rd. #2A was arrested on charges of breaking and entering a building at night, breaking into a depository, and larceny over $250.

Joseph E. Dick, 32, of 4 Hovey St., Ipswich, was arrested for second offense of operating under the influence of drugs and no possession of a license.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident 3:52 p.m. Friday at 222 Newbury St.; at 4:42 p.m. Friday at 153 Newbury St.; at 7:18 p.m. Friday at 210 N. Andover St.

A report of a hit-and-run accident Saturday at 145 Summit St. #A; at 9:32 a.m. Sunday at Peabody Square.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance 8:12 p.m. Friday at 80 Foster St. #301; at 1:23 a.m. Saturday at 1 Dennis #1.

A report of a neighborhood dispute 4:40 p.m. Friday at 1 Melody Rd.  

A report of fireworks being let off 10:09 p.m. Friday at 765 Lowell St.

Fraud

A report of fraud 3:03 p.m. Friday at 13 Newcastle Rd.  

Overdoses

A report of an overdose 7:22 p.m. Saturday at 1 Christopher Terrace.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism 9:29 a.m. Saturday at 144 Main St.; at 11:07 a.m. Saturday at 102 Main St.

 

Lynn junior softball team wins district

COURTESY PHOTO
The Lynn junior Little League softball team won the district tournament Sunday night. 

By SCOT COOPER

 

LYNN –– Just about the only thing that went right for the Marblehead Junior League softball team was the coin flip it won to be the home team Sunday at Lynn Woods Park.

Lynn put both feet on the accelerator in the top of the first and never let Marblehead get started, winning the District 16 title with a convincing 10-0 decision.

Lynn’s pitcher Abby Fila allowed just one hit over five innings, with only Emma Ferrante making it as far as third base for Marblehead. Fila lost her no-hit bid when Leila Walton singled to right with two out in the bottom of the fifth.

Walton was stranded as Fila got a groundout to end the game. Play was called after five full innings because of the 10-run rule. Fila said that hard work by her team paid off as her team moved to 3-0 in the postseason.

“It’s really good to win another championship,” she said. “We won because of our hard work in practice and by coming together as a team.

“It was big for our team to get some runs in the first inning.”

Julia Nickolau led off the game with a sharp single off of Marblehead pitcher Lauren Donovan. Nickolau stole second and moved to third on a groundout by catcher Kiara Edmonds. Nickolau scored on an error and Lynn was ahead to stay.

Nickolau, who went 2-4, scoring twice, said it was a good start and a good win for her team.

“Our team came together at the first practice and we worked things out and we worked on what we needed to in practice, and it showed today,” Nickolau said. “We’ve done things better since we started the (playoffs). “

Donovan breezed through the second inning, but Lynn scored two in the third, two in the fourth, three in the fifth and wrapped things up with two in the top of the sixth.

Eliza Brown, Nickolau and Fila scored twice for Lynn with Edmonds, Katie O’Neill, Riley Mannion and Katie Shea scoring single runs. Fila helped herself with two hits and an RBI, Keri Clougherty drove in a pair with a single in the sixth, Amanda Wilkins had a single and knocked in a run, Amanda Tobin had a base hit and Katie Donovan drove in a run.

Lynn manager Chad Wilkins said it was a very good effort by his team from start to finish.

“When we found out we were the visitors, a big part of my pre-game speech was to come out early and put them on their heels, and we certainly did that,” Wilkins said. “It’s always easier to play with a lead, so that was our goal early. Of course the job by Julia on the mound was big too.”

For Marblehead, after winning a game against Saugus that took four days to play, manager Adam Sogoloff tipped his cap to the Lynn squad.

“They have an excellent team, good players, good coaches, that’s what we aspire to be, a good team year in and year out like Lynn,” Sogoloff said. “We had a big comeback win over Saugus but we came up empty today.”

Lynn advances to the sectionals and will square off with the Woburn/Wakefield winner in the opening round of the District 16 sectional round.

 

 

North Shore goes Fourth

Independence Day celebrations kick off today in Lynn and surrounding communities. Here is some of the fun planned in honor of the nation’s birthday.

LYNNWhite Rose Coffeehouse on Sunday offers brunch and a musical performance by Dave Simmons. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lynn Fireworks Fund.

On Monday, Lois Lane and the Daily Planets, a class rock, R&B, blues, pop, and jazz band, will be performing from 7-9 p.m. at Red Rock Park Reservation.

Fireworks display follows the concert at 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with the best viewing along Lynn Shore Drive. Residents are encouraged to walk to the event: Lynn Shore Drive and surrounding streets will close at 7 p.m., and remain closed until after the show.  

MALDEN — One again this year, each of Malden’s eight wards will be abuzz with activity with a  fun and exciting celebration in a park in each ward including games, contests, activities, food and fun for kids, adults and everyone in between. Look below to see which one is closest to you.

The city kicked off five days of celebration Friday with the reading and exhibition of the first-in-Massachusetts “Instructions to the Citizens” where Malden declared its bid for independence on May 26, 1776, six weeks before the July 4 declaration in Philadelphia.

On Monday, July 3, outdoor movie night at Green Street Park starting at sundown.

Tuesday, July 4 starting at 9 a.m. at Devir Park outdoor fun including 2nd annual middle school 3 on 3 basketball tournament, games, obstacle course, trackless train, bounce house and food. Tuesday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Amerige Park, free food, races, basketball free throw and more fun.

Sunday, July 2, 9 a.m. activity start at Coytemore Lea Park.

Tuesday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Forestdale Park with competitive races, doll carriages, wagon, tricycle and scooter parade and “most patriotic” contest.

Saturday, July 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. activities at Trafton Park.

Sunday, July 2, noon at Suffolk Manor Senior Housing pre-4th celebration.  

Tuesday, July 4, 8:45 a.m. activities start at Linden Park with races, egg toss, bike and doll carriage decorating contest.

MARBLEHEAD — Families can attend the Sunday, July 2 Festival of Arts, 11 a.m. -5 p.m., along lower Washington Street, to enjoy live music, street performers, and works by local artisans. Friends can enjoy a display of creative costumes during the Horribles Parade, on Tuesday, July 4 at 9 a.m. The 2017 4th of July Fireworks and Harbor Illumination display will take place at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.

NAHANT — The July 3 Horribles Parade at 6 p.m. on the stage at the Compost Area. A road race will be held on Tuesday, July 4 at 8 a.m. at the fire station. At Flash Road Fields at 9 a.m. there will be town races and egg toss. Spectators can enjoy the fireworks display at Bailey’s Hill at 9 p.m.

PEABODY — As has been tradition, Peabody’s six ward councilors will be hosting their own, unique Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday morning, July 4:

Ward 1 — 9 a.m. to noon at Raddin Park.

The Horribles Parade starts at 9 a.m at the Corner of Blair Terrace and Lynnfield Street. Games include a 50-yard dash, 3-point contest, potato sack race, pie eating contest, and an egg toss. Hot dogs, chips, drinks, and slush will be provided.

Ward 2 — 9 a.m. to noon at the Welch School and O’Connor Park.

The day begins with a patriotic parade at 9:15 a.m. at the front of the school. Field games, basketball contests, pony rides, balloon artist, face painting, art activity and a bunny petting area will take place beginning at 9:45 a.m. Kids can explore a fire truck and see a police vehicle throughout the morning. Pizza, soft drinks, refreshments, cookies and ice cream will be served free of charge beginning at 11:15 a.m.

Ward 3 — 9 a.m. to noon at Connolly Park.

A horribles parade, races, and egg toss are a few of the activities planned. Hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, and drinks will be served.

Ward 4 — 9 a.m. to noon at Emerson Park.

Events planned are road races and games with ribbons to the winners. There will be face painting, tattoos and other events. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and ice cream donated by Treadwell’s Ice Cream will be served.

Ward 5 — 9 a.m. to noon at Lt. Ross Park (Cy Tenney Park).

Events start with the Police Escorted Bicycle, Tricycle & Doll Carriage Parade starting from the Kiley Brothers administration building to the park. Decorate your entry with a patriotic theme. After the parade the fun continues with a DJ, games, nickels in the hay, basketball shootout and more. At 11 a.m., they will start serving lunch featuring hot dogs and pizza. Beverages will also be provided.

Ward 6 — 9 a.m. to noon at Symphony Park.

The activities planned will be the traditional Doll Carriage, Bicycle and Tricycle Parade. Following the parade there will be races, face painting, nickels in the hay, moon bounce, and a basketball free throw contest. At 11:15 a.m., there will be lunch featuring Santarpio’s pizza, cookies, soft drinks and ice cream. Curious creatures will be appearing from 10-11 a.m.

SAUGUS — A community celebration will take place July 4, 12-3 p.m. at 8 Prospect St. Attendees can expect free music, food, games and a bounce house.

SWAMPSCOTT — Musicians A Frayed Knot are rocking out for an outdoor show at the Swampscott Club on July 3 from 5:30-8 p.m. Weather permitting, fireworks take place at 9 p.m.

Fourth of July races hosted by the town take place Tuesday at Phillips Park, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Police Log: 7-1-17

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LYNN

Arrest

Dennis Hollow was arrested at 8:01 a.m. Friday on a warrant for threat to commit a crime.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:58 p.m. at 62 Market Square Thursday; at Eastern Avenue and Sheldon Street at 2 p.m. Thursday; at 335 Broadway at 3:39 p.m. Thursday; at 8:46 p.m. at 100 Bennett St. Thursday; at 8:20 a.m. Friday at 1069 Western Ave; at 10:30 a.m. Friday at 80 Neptune Blvd.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:09 p.m. outside 8 Auburn St. Thursday; at 2:13 p.m. at 501 Washington St. Thursday; at 9:24 p.m. at 285 Lynn Shore Drive #105 Thursday; at 12:26 a.m. at 210 Lewis St. Friday; at 11:03 a.m. at 30 Surfside Road #9 Friday.

A report of a gunshot at 1:47 a.m. Friday at Boston and Moulton streets.

Theft

A report of vandalism at 1 p.m. at 14 Leavitt Place Thursday; at 2:31 p.m. at 210 Union St. Thursday.

A report of shoplifting at 4:48 p.m. at 780 Lynnway Thursday.


MALDEN

Theft

A report of motor vehicle larceny at 5:18 p.m. on Beach Street Thursday.

A report of shoplifting at 2:04 p.m. on Charles Street Thursday.

A report of larceny over $250 at 10:53 a.m. on Maple Street Thursday.     


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported damage to her door and hedges at 8:39 a.m. Thursday on Beach Street. She said there were several incidents of youths cutting through her yard in the middle of the night.

A leg laceration from a cat bite reported at 3:03 p.m. Thursday on Front Street. The cat was located and transported to Atlantic Vet.  

Theft

A report of a mountain bike stolen sometime in the night at 12:49 p.m. Thursday. The bike is flat black and bright orange.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a past motor vehicle accident at 12:40 p.m. at 374 Salem St. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:25 a.m. at 21 Revere Beach Parkway.


SAUGUS

Arrest

Tara Perna was arrested on a warrant at 10:27 p.m. at 1204 Broadway Thursday.  

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:26 p.m. Thursday at 501 Main St. Responding officer reported it as accidental.

A report of a disturbance at 11:39 p.m. Thursday on Bristow Street. A caller reported youth playing basketball in the park. The parties were using the park due to lights being on and the park appearing to be open.

Theft

A report of a stolen vehicle at 10:36 a.m. at 29 Morton Ave. Thursday. A motorcycle was stolen from the house sometime between 2 and 8 a.m.

A report of shoplifting at 3:47 p.m. at 1201 Broadway Thursday.

 

James V. Caggiano, 82

SAUGUS — Mr. James V. Caggiano, age 82, died on June 30 at Tufts New England Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Dolores G. (Grella) Caggiano, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.

Born in Medford, raised in Saugus, he was the son of the late James and Grace (Scarpa) Caggiano. A graduate of Saugus High School, Mr. Caggiano attend college for one year.

He was the retired owner of J.V. Caggiano & Son Inc., designers and builders of custom homes and commercial buildings throughout New England. The company was established in 1920. He was the author of two published books, held a private pilot’s license, and was a tireless volunteer and member of St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Besides his wife he is survived by his daughters, Candace Caggiano Voelker and her husband Karl of Saugus, Janice Simoes and her husband Gaspar of Beverly, and Lisa Jones and her husband Scott of Wakefield. Beloved grandfather of Nicole and Justin Repp, Scotty and Meagan Jones, Alex Simoes, Danielle and Brian Mason, Toni Ann Booras, Teddy Booras, great grandchildren, Aubrey, Annie Grace, Parker, Dominic, Brooks and Ashton. Brother of the late Josephine Weller, Jeanne Weller, and Stella Means. He was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Blessed Sacrament Parish, 14 Summer St., Saugus.

Service information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the BISBEE-PORCELLA Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, on Sunday 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home Monday 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10:30 a.m. Interment Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.

 

GOP state reps oppose Millionaire Tax

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Two local Republican state representatives are opposed to a November 2018 state ballot question that would allow an additional tax on millionaires.

“My main reason for voting against the ‘Millionaire Tax’ is because there is no way of guaranteeing that the money will go directly to education and transportation,” said state Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus). “Some people say that it’s unconstitutional to make specific appropriations of the money. But if you already broke the Constitution to have a ‘Millionaire Tax,’ why can’t you then break the Constitution to appropriate the money.”

The Massachusetts Tax for Education and Transportation, known commonly as a millionaire’s tax, would create an additional 4 percent tax on residents whose incomes exceed $1 million, or $21,000 per week.

The state currently assesses all residents’ income at a flat rate of 5.1 percent, and capital gains at a 12 percent rate.

House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading), who represents Lynnfield, cited concerns about the ballot question’s constitutionality, as well as lingering questions about how the additional tax revenues will be allocated.

“The Millionaire Tax is being promoted as a means of securing additional funding for public education and transportation, two areas which I consider to be worthy of the state’s spending priorities,” said Jones. “However, I am still not convinced the ballot question will actually achieve this goal, and my fear is that even if the initiative passes next year, it may not result in any net increase in spending for our schools or our transportation infrastructure.”

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) estimated the tax hike could generate as much as $2.2 billion annually.  DOR said fewer than 20,000 taxpayers, or less than 1 percent of tax filers, would be affected by the change.
The proposal was approved on a 134-55 vote during a joint session of the House and Senate earlier this month, which sends it to the November ballot. It received initial approval during last year’s Constitutional Convention, where it passed on a vote of 135-57.

In addition to concerns about its Constitutionality, Wong said he fears there is no way to guarantee that the money will be spent on education and transportation.

Although the state Constitution explicitly prohibits any amendment that “makes a specific appropriation of money,” the ballot proposal attempts to designate the money as “subject to appropriation” by the Legislature, Wong said. The money collected through the surtax would be placed in the General Fund, then the Legislature would determine how it would be allocated, he said.


Adam Swift contributed to this report. Bridget Turcotte can be reached at bturcotte@itemlive.com. Follow her on Twitter @BridgetTurcotte.

Saugus woman, struck and dragged by own car

SAUGUS — Saugus Police continue to investigate an incident Wednesday night involving a 55-year-old woman who was struck and dragged by her own vehicle.

Saugus Police Lt. Ronald Giorgetti said the woman, a Saugus resident, likely exited her 2007 Toyota Camry without putting the car in park around 9 p.m. Wednesday on Lincoln Avenue. The car rolled backwards and she attempted to reenter the vehicle, but was caught beneath the wheel, he said.

“She was struck and dragged a short distance,” Giorgetti said.

The woman was conscious and alert when first responders arrived. She was transported to an area hospital.

Police Log: 6-30-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Stephanie Bell, 32, was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting by asportation and receiving a stolen motor vehicle at 1:55 a.m. Thursday.

Erica Gianellis, 27, of 230 Broadway, was arrested on a warrant charge of shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 8:50 a.m. Thursday.

Jennifer Moura, of 42 Thistle St., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and no inspection/sticker at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday at Florence and Gardiner streets; at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Western Ave.; at 5:51 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Hamilton streets; at 8:24 p.m. Wednesday at 899 Western Ave.; at 12:55 a.m. Thursday at Spencer and Waterhill streets; at 1:27 a.m. Thursday at 48 Vine St.; at 1:56 a.m. Thursday at Lincoln and Union streets; at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 370 Lynnway; at 9:57 a.m. Thursday at Boston and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at Family Dollar at 200 Union St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday on Chestnut Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:38 p.m. Wednesday at 200 Union St.; at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday at 142 Fayette St.; at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday at Clarendon Avenue and Glenwood Street; at 6:18 p.m. Wednesday at Michigan Avenue and Superior Street; at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday at 101 Grant St.; at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday at 391 Essex St.; at 12:37 a.m. Thursday at 8 Howard St.; at 12:38 a.m. Thursday at Boston and Myrtle streets; at 12:42 a.m. Thursday at 21 Lewis St.; at 9:25 a.m. Thursday on Catalina Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:28 p.m. Wednesday on Elizabeth Street; at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday on Boston Street; at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday on Leavitt Place; at 3:29 a.m. Thursday on Hamilton Avenue.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday at 810 Lynnway.

A report of a larceny at 10:47 a.m. Thursday at 250 Maple St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday at 17 Collins St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday at 18 Massachusetts Ave.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

James Edward Powers, 73, of 381 Ferry St, Everett, was arrested and charged with lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at Clifton and Atlantic avenues; at 12:41 p.m. Wednesday on Humphrey Street.

Complaints

A caller reported she got a call from Spaulding Rehab cancelling her appointment at 11:08 a.m. Wednesday on Humphrey Street. The woman said she had no appointment and concerned that someone is using her name. At 8:28 p.m. Wednesday, the woman visited the police station to report that someone made an appointment at the YMCA using her name. She knows there is another person by the same name in Marblehead and believes that it may be her.

A landscaper reported a woman has been following him, filming him, and harassing him by saying he is killing the bees at 2:23 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview Road and Neptune Drive. He said he works for True Green Lawn Care and she is interfering with his work on sites throughout town. He would like someone to speak with the woman and ask her to stop harassing him.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue. A lot attendant reported the lifeguard alerted him that a man on the beach was fondling himself and acting weird around the children. Police responded and the lifeguard reported the man went into the ladies room inside the Neck Run and locked himself inside.  James Edward Powers, 73, was arrested on charges of lewd, wanton, and lascivious conduct.

A report of a loud party at 11:48 p.m. Wednesday on Fort Sewall Terrace. The party was shut down by police.

Theft

A report of a fake sweepstakes check at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday on Clifton Heights Lane. A man visited the police station to report he received a check for $8.5 million from Global Sweepstakes Payout Services and he believes it is a fraud. Enclosed with the check was a request for immediate payment of $850 for fees, processing, and validation.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday at Ashland and Salem streets at 6:27 pm. Wednesday; at 3:57 p.m. Thursday on I-93 North.

Overdoses

A report of an overdose at 7:54 a.m. Thursday on Stearns Avenue.


NAHANT

Arrests

Gail Lese, 48, of 75 Willow Rd., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, carrying a dangerous weapon, and assault with a dangerous weapon at 9:50 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:26 p.m. Monday on Castle Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:50 p.m. Monday on Fallon Way; at 10:11 a.m. Wednesday at the Nahant Police Department on Nahant Road.


REVERE

Arrests

Jennifer Khudari, 30, of 41 South Ave. in Revere, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday at Stowers and Revere streets; at 3:13 p.m. Wednesday on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with property damage at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday on School Street.

Complaints

A report of harassing phone calls at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday on Winthrop Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at  Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle plate at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday on Sargent Street.

A report of an armed robbery at 10:19 p.m. Wednesday on Beach Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:29 p.m. Wednesday at Boscy’s Liquors at 216 Broadway. A caller reported a vehicle into a building; at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday at 135 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a woman was struck by a car. Police reported the woman’s car jumped into motion and struck her. She was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Fire

A caller reported a neighbor with a fire pit going in the backyard at 12:06 a.m. Thursday on Denver Street. The outside fire pit was extinguished.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday at 7B Thomas St. A caller reported her trailer was stolen from 105 Main St.

A report of a larceny at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday at Home Depot at 564 Broadway. A man reported that the rear plate was taken from his truck while he was at the store.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Starbucks Coffee at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday on Paradise Road.

 

Calice, Williamson earn Agganis MVP honors

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Cam Williamson, the South team’s MVP, celebrates his touchdown run. 

By STEVE KRAUSE 

LYNN — If you look at a statistics sheet for the 56th Agganis All-Star Football game, and you’re looking for touchdowns, rushes, or receptions you won’t see Hugh Calice’s name there.

However, if you’re looking to find out who did all the real hard work in the North’s 10-6 win over the South Thursday night at Manning Field, that’s where you’ll find Calice, who capped off a wonderful senior season by making 10 tackles and winning his team’s Most Valuable Player award.

“It may have even been more than 10,” said Andrew Morency, Calice’s coach last fall at Beverly High. “He’s a tremendous kid and a tremendous player. I’m so happy to see that he got the award.”

Calice was all over the field all night long. When he wasn’t making tackles, he was shedding blockers and steering players into tackles.

“I didn’t expect this,” Calice said. “I’m glad to have had a strong showing in the game, but I really didn’t think too much about what kind of an impact I had in the game.”

Calice said that if any defensive stand typified his night, it was the next-to-the-last one by the South midway through the fourth quarter. The South had taken over after an interception by Everett’s Gerrell Boyce, and had a first down at the North 48. The South ran four straight plays and got it down to the 30, and looked poised to score and retake the lead.

However, that’s where Calice took over. On a third-and-three, he tackled St. Mary’s Abraham Toe for a loss, and then came back on the next play to nail Scott Peary behind the line to stem the tide and get his team the ball back.

Cam Williamson of Saugus was the South’s MVP. He scored his team’s only touchdown on a 4-yard run that, at the time, gave his team a 6-3 lead. The way points were so hard to come by in this game, Williamson could have gone a long way toward wrapping up the game for his team moments later when a possible interception just bounced off his outstretched fingertips.

“Yeah,” he said, “but games aren’t won or lost on one play. I had fun. It was a great game to play in.”

Both Williamson and his teammate Marvens Moise saw lots of action Thursday and that made Williamson feel good.

“We (Saugus) struggled this year,” he said. “It honestly feels good to have played well in this game. It shows the individual aspect of the game and what happens when you work hard.”

Despite his team’s 1-9 record last fall, Williamson had a satisfying season. He was the team’s representative on the Item All-Star Football team, and was a first-team Northeastern Conference all-star.

“It feels good,” he said, “to get some credit for having played well.”

State approves $63.8M for Saugus school project

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUSThe Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Board of Directors voted to approve a grant of up to $63.8 million for a project to construct a new combination middle-high school in Saugus Wednesday.

“This was their final stamp of approval to move forward with the project,” said School Committee member Jeannie Meredith. “We‘re ahead of the game. We already have the support of the town and now we have the support of the MSBA.”

Last week, voters agreed to a debt exclusion to fund the town’s share of the project costs. More than 4,900 residents, about 25 percent of registered voters, visited the polls to vote on two questions. More than twice as many people supported each question than those who voted against them.
The first requested $160 million for a proposed grades 6-12 combination middle and high school, and the second sought support for a $25 million district-wide master plan that would restructure the district to include an upper elementary school for grades 3-5 at the existing Belmonte Middle School and a lower elementary school for Pre-K through grade 2 at the Veterans Memorial Elementary School.
The master plan is a town project and is not being pursued through the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The town’s share of the total project would be an estimated $118 million, bonded over a 30-year period.

The MSBA announced Wednesday the agency will reimburse the town 57.7 percent of eligible approved project costs for the middle-high school, said Meredith.

When residents voted, they were guaranteed only a 53 percent reimbursement rate. The town completed several initiatives to gain points, which translated into a higher rate, said Meredith.

“Upon completion, this project will provide a new 21st century learning environment for Elementary School students in Saugus,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, chair of the MSBA, in a statement. “Our goal is to create the best space to deliver the District’s educational commitments and goals.”

The district and the MSBA are expected to next enter into a Project Funding Agreement, which will detail the project’s scope and budget, along with the conditions under which the district will receive its MSBA grant.

The proposed project will create a new 269,000-square-foot facility to replace the current building, which was built in 1954 and has seen several renovations since.

“We have been ahead of the game all along,” said Meredith. “If we stuck to our original timeline, we would have just been going out to meet with the community and do community outreach before the vote. But we have been meeting with the community all along. The community came out and spoke — the kids are the future and Saugus is going to be put back on the map.”


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

Police Log: 6-29-2017

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

Katherina Alves, 23, of 21 Lewis St., Unit 7, was arrested on warrant charges of resisting arrest and disturbing the peace at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Amy Benoit, of 29 Congress St., was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Stephen Bergstrom, 25, of 20 Sydney Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 9:01 a.m. Wednesday.
Armindo Cacete, of 60 Adams St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, license not in possession and violation of a harassment prevention order at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday.

Dennis Caulfield, of 24 Estes St., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, drug possession with intent to distribute and Class C drug distribution at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Robert McMaster, of 8 Auburn St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery, assault and battery on a police officer, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday.

Brahian Morales, 20, of 413 Boston St., was arrested on a warrant at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Sergio Nunez, 20, of 95 Lynnway, was arrested on a warrant charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 7:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Lisandro Rojas, 24, of 5 Haddington Place, was arrested and charged with refusing to provide license/registration/plates, failure to stop for police, and nontransparent window obstructed at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Amber Williams, of 271 Chatham St., was arrested on warrant charges of permitting substantial injury to a child and reckless endangerment to a child at 12:11 p.m. Wednesday.


Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday at 139 Franklin St.; at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday on Stanley Terrace.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday at Fraser Field at 365 Western Ave.; at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday at 69 Cook St.; at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday at Broad and Chestnut streets; at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday at Convenience Plus at 225 Western Ave.; at 10:01 p.m. Tuesday at Broad and Chestnut streets; at 7:53 a.m. Wednesday at Baker and Franklin streets; at 9:07 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty and Washington streets; at 1:36 p.m. Wednesday at Town House of Pizza at 35 North Franklin St.; at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday at 15 Congress St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:54 a.m. Wednesday at Franklin and Laighton streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue; at 10:09 p.m. Tuesday on Hamilton Avenue.

A report of an assault and battery at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday on West Green Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday at 18 Melvin Ave.

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday at 4 Roseville Square.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday at 84 Mall St.; at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday on Hutchinsons Court; at 10 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Richard St.; at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Hamilton Ave.; at 12 a.m. Wednesday at 187 Washington St.; at 12:14 a.m. Wednesday at 42 Barrett St.; at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at 41 Light St.; at 2:14 a.m. Wednesday at 20 Pond St.; at 5:02 a.m. Wednesday at 19 Willow St.; at 11:04 a.m. Wednesday at 102 Grove St.

A report of a gunshot at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday on Memorial Park Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Glenwood St.; at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday at 51 Kernwood Drive; at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Linden St.; at 5:57 a.m. Wednesday at 101 Lynnway; at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday at 15 Huss Court.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday at 14 Tilton Terrace.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:46 p.m. Tuesday at 9 Ward St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:57 a.m. Wednesday at 13 Grove St.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday at Station Landing Parking Garage at 90 Station Landing; at 7:22 p.m. Tuesday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 35 Revere Beach Parkway; at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday on Roosevelt Circle; at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday at 100 Main St.; at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday at Courtyard Nursing Care Center at 200 Governors Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:26 a.m. Wednesday at 122 Winthrop St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at 29 Martin St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday at 9 Lapham St.; at 6:02 p.m. Tuesday at 161 Fourth St.; at 11:43 a.m. Wednesday at Victory Park on Winthrop Street; at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at 35 Bradlee Road; at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 154 Main St.


PEABODY

Arrests

Stephen M. Lightizer, 39, of 29 Hancock St., Apt. 3, Salem, was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:53 p.m. Monday.

Angelo L. Stevenson, 38, of 47 Mt. Vernon St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, and no inspection/sticker at 9:36 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:55 p.m. Monday at 326 Lowell St. and 2 Summit St.; at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at 126 Lowell St. A car reportedly fell off the back of a tow truck and struck a pole; at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central St.; at 12:57 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Car Wash at 27 Central St. A caller reported the owner of the car wash crashed her vehicle into a wall; at 1:04 p.m. Wednesday at 43 Cross St. and 70 Prospect St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:26 a.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. A woman reported items were stolen from her vehicle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:53 p.m. Monday at 45 Veterans Memorial Drive. A man reportedly brandished a machete after being confronted while attempting to steal a bicycle. The man, Stephen M. Lightizer, 39, of Salem, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon; at 12:09 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Anita Road; at 1:29 a.m. Tuesday at Couture Decor at 194 Washington St.; at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday at 29 Jackson Ave. A man and woman yelling in the street was reported; at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday at Peabody Glass & Mirror Company at 29 Howley St.; at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald’s at 133 Main St.; at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday at 64 Foster St.; at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at U.S. Post Office at 13 Wallis St.; at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday at 9 Columbus Road.

A report of a suspicious activity at 8:02 p.m. Monday at 4 Littles Lane. A caller reported a man looking into a vehicle, possibly attempting to break in. Police checked the area and didn’t find anyone; at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at 7213 Crane Brook Way. A caller reported a suspicious man was trying to gain entry into the apartment.

A motorist reported a Verizon truck off to the side with a smashed windshield, who stated it happened after a bird fell out of a tree at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday at 124 Summit St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:07 p.m. Tuesday on Sherman Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital; at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday on Mill Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday at 620 Lowell St. A homeowner reported a weedwacker was missing. The equipment is worth about $50.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:20 p.m. Monday at 6 Westview Circle. A caller reported an unknown suspect appeared to have shot his fence with BB pellets.


REVERE

Arrests

Luis Almonte, 22, of 455 Washington St., Apt. 4, Haverhill, was arrested on a warrant at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Santino L. Barrasso, 30, of 127 Newman St., was arrested on a warrant at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Billy Tse Restaurant on Revere Street; at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle; at 10:32 p.m. Tuesday at Salem Street and Overlook Ridge Drive.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday on Walnut Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:51 a.m. Tuesday on Cummings Avenue; at 1:28 a.m. Tuesday on Harrington Avenue; at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday on Beach Street; at 7:54 p.m. Tuesday on Warren Street; at 8:58 p.m. Tuesday at Costa Park on Shirley Avenue; at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway.

A report of auto theft at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday at Coffee Spot on Unity Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday on Derby Road.


SAUGUS

Arrests

William W. Sponagle was arrested and charged with nighttime building breaking and entering for a felony and larceny at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at Bed Bath and Beyond at 367 Broadway. One person was taken to Union Hospital.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Smith Road. A woman reported that on Monday, two men, both with tattoos came onto her property, and attempted to use a porta potty next to her home. She stated her husband got into a verbal altercation with the men who then left the area in a car before police were called; at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church at 105 Main St. A caller reported her car trailer was stolen from 105 Main St.; at 2:02 p.m. Tuesday at 233 Fairmount Ave. A caller reported his neighbor told him that two men stole his son’s black painted BMW bicycle out of his yard. The bicycle was recovered, and the suspects fled into Lynn before officers arrived.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:22 a.m. Tuesday at Home Depot Building Supply at 564 Broadway. Loss Prevention reported a man took merchandise from the store without paying. The man was summoned for shoplifting.

A burglary was reported at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday at MRP Site Development/Testa at 63 Salem Turnpike. A caller reported that over the past few nights, men have been entering the business and stealing copper, using bins and wheeling them to a minivan. He reported that he has camera with a live feed to his cellphone set up and could see the man who had been stealing the copper inside the building. He stated he could also see the man looking around, probably for additional copper. Police detained the man, using information from the caller’s live camera feed. William W. Sponagle was arrested for breaking and entering and larceny.

Vandalism

A caller reported one of the tires on his car was slashed at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Saugus Mobile Home Park at 846 Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday at 81 Burpee Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday at 52 Middlesex Ave.; at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday at 9 Sheridan Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday at Banks and Walker roads.

 

 

 

Police Log: 6-28-2017

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

Richard Lavorante, 44, of 181 North Common St., was arrested and charged with nighttime breaking and entering for a felony at 3:23 a.m. Tuesday.

Tamika Wilson, 39, of 111 Washington St., was arrested on a warrant charge of trespassing at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3 p.m. Monday at 51 Memorial Park Ave.; at 4:37 p.m. Monday at 18 Richardson Road; at 5:10 p.m. Monday at Ford and Locust streets; at 8:24 p.m. Monday at Nahant Rotary at 1 Lynnway; at 5:46 a.m. Tuesday at 522 Chestnut St.; at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday at 51 Franklin St.; at 9:09 a.m. Tuesday at 551 Essex St.  

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:48 p.m. Monday at Broad and Union streets; at 5:21 p.m. Monday at 115 Brookline St.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday at Cowdrey Avenue and Lynnfield Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:31 p.m. Monday at 85 Allen Ave.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:24 p.m. Monday at 48 Tudor St.; at 4:08 a.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Cemetery at 0 Parkland Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:06 a.m. Tuesday at 295 Chestnut St.; at 4:11 a.m. Tuesday at 18 Pond View Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:27 p.m. Monday at 44 State St.; at 10:06 p.m. Monday at 15 Huss Court; at 10:33 p.m. Monday at 11 Nelson St.; at 11:17 p.m. Monday at 10 Quincy Terrace; at 11:21 p.m. Monday at 147 Washington St.; at 2:16 a.m. Tuesday at 44 Park St.; at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Nelson St.; at 11:01 a.m. Tuesday at Discount Liquors at 3 Market Square.

A report of a gunshot at 2:13 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Fernwood Ave.; at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday at 75 Marion St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:18 p.m. Monday at Linwood and Walnut streets; at 11:19 p.m. Monday on Meadow Court.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:01 p.m. Monday at 5 Bloomfield St.; at 9:06 p.m. Monday at 10 Walnut St.; at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday at 377 Broadway; at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Glenwood St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:34 a.m. Tuesday at 242 Boston St.; at 7:24 a.m. Tuesday at 9 Parrott St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday at 668 Chestnut St.; at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday at 38 Union Court.


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:07 a.m. Sunday at Christmas Tree Shop at 28 S Broadway; at 12:52 p.m. Sunday at Route 128 Northbound Exit 44A.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:10 a.m. Sunday on Condon Circle; at 8:07 p.m. Sunday at Whole Foods at 100 Market St.; at 6:35 p.m. Monday on Condon Circle.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 4:10 p.m. Saturday at Lynnfield Exxon at 8 S Broadway. A caller reported a woman in a white car asking people for money.

A report of a disturbance at 9:34 p.m. Saturday at 22 Chatham Way; at 9:15 p.m. Sunday at 5 Sevinor Road. A caller reported he heard gunshots. Police reported he heard fireworks in the area.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:51 p.m. Friday at 59 Lynnbrook Road.

A report of a larceny of a motor vehicle at 7:14 a.m. Monday at 19 Orchard Lane.

Vandalism

A report of malicious destruction of property at 12:26 p.m. Sunday at 283 Lowell St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:43 p.m. Monday on Roundhouse Road; at 4:51 p.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:04 p.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue. A dog walker reported a gray Chrysler with people inside smoking marijuana.

A report of a disturbance at 10:15 p.m. Monday on Manataug Trail.

A report of a snapping turtle issue at 6:37 a.m. Tuesday on West Shore Drive. A caller reported a snapping turtle by the garden center that was in the middle of the road causing a hazard. It was later reported as being on the lawn of 150 West Shore Drive.

Fire

A report of a structure fire at 2:41 a.m. Tuesday on Hunsley Lane. A garage fire was reported. The house fire reportedly appeared to have originated in a motor vehicle in the garage.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:02 p.m. Monday on Roosevelt Circle; at 4:07 p.m. Monday at 22 High St.; at 6:24 p.m. Monday at 220 Salem St.; at 8:09 p.m. Monday at Myrtle and Spring streets; at 8:34 a.m. Tuesday at CVS at 85 High St.; at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday at 236 Salem St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday at 115 Fellsway West.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday at 72 Mccormack Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:13 p.m. Monday at 22 Burget Ave.; at 4 a.m. Tuesday at 22 Allston St.; at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday on Rivers Edge Drive; at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday at Super Sud’s Laundromat at 199 Mystic Ave.; at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday at Governors Avenue and High Street; at 2:39 p.m. Tuesday at 275 Salem St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Beach Parkway.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday at 12 Pearl St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:39 p.m. Monday at 11 Winthrop St.


REVERE

Arrests

Daniel Anthony Cabral, 34, of 158 Prescott Drive, Somerset, was arrested on a warrant at 9:17 p.m. Monday.

Jiordano Marinez, 28, of 190 Laureston St., Apt. 1, Brockton, was arrested and charged with special regulation speeding violation, failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger at 11:42 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:08 a.m. Monday on Copeland Circle; at 12:02 p.m. Monday at Registry of Motor Vehicles on Everett Street; at 1:13 p.m. Monday at Verizon Communication on Furlong Drive; at 1:31 p.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 2 p.m. Monday at AutoZone on Broadway; at 9:17 p.m. Monday on Caruso Court.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:18 p.m. Monday on Brown Circle.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 11:50 p.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:10 a.m. Monday at Oceanside Condominiums on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 10:55 p.m. Monday on Arcadia Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:27 a.m. Monday at NC Auto Service on Broadway; at 5:03 p.m. Monday on Henry Street; at 8:58 p.m. Monday on Campbell Avenue; at 11:55 p.m. Monday on Lantern Road.

A report of shots fired at 11:27 p.m. Monday on Mountain Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 8:30 p.m. Monday on Francis Street.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny of a wallet at 1:02 p.m. Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street.

 

SAUGUS

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:55 a.m. Monday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Target at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:54 p.m. Monday at Kmart at 180 Main St.; at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday at Santander Bank at 323 Broadway. A single-car accident into a pole was reported. One person was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 3:10 p.m. Monday at Saugus Deli at 508 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported an elderly man was lingering in the area and waving at people trying to get their attention. Police reported there was no one in the area matching that description.

A report of a disturbance at 12:29 a.m. Tuesday at Stocker Playground; at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday at Indian Rock Stables at 28 Walden Terrace. A caller reported a group of teenagers going in and out of the woods making noise and possibly drinking. Police reported no signs of a gathering.

 

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:38 p.m. Monday at Best Buy/Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. A caller reported she had the headlights of her vehicle stolen while she was at work. Police reported a foglight was taken from the vehicle.

A report of a larceny of a motor vehicle at 7:04 a.m. Tuesday at 13 Vincent St.

 

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:49 a.m. Monday at 601 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported vandalism to her vehicle; at 9:09 a.m. Monday at Spuds Restaurant & Pub at 22 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported plants removed from the front of the building and dirt thrown everywhere.

 

Celebrating 44 years of bettering lives in Saugus

COURTESY PHOTO
From left, Garden Club member Donna Manoogian, scholarship recipients Andrea Dame and Ryan Duggan, and Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment president Ann Devlin.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SAUGUS — Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment celebrated its 44th year and provided two college scholarships to high school students at its annual meeting.

Andrea Dome and Ryan Duggan each received $500 to put toward their college education at the annual dinner and meeting at the Saugus Italian American Club last week. SAVE historically gives away one scholarship each year, but a donation from the Saugus Garden Club allowed them to hand out two.

The nonprofit organization was incorporated in 1973 to “promote a better quality of life in Saugus through environmental concern and actions.” Its members support the preservation and protection of natural resources, particularly the town’s wetlands, through enforcement of state and local laws.

A group of the organization’s advocates traveled to Washington D.C. to march with hundreds of thousands of people in the People’s Climate March in April. Most recently, SAVE members have spoken out against any possible expansion of Wheelabrator Saugus’ ash landfill.

Ann Devlin was elected to be the organization’s president in 2018. Her team will include vice-president Margery Hunter, secretary Pam Goodwin, and treasurer Carol Chelf.

Carol Oldham, executive director of Mass Climate Action Network, gave a presentation to event attendees Wednesday. Oldham has more than a decade of experience working on climate for national environmental organizations. She has managed regional campaigns, staff, and consultants with a focus on influencing federal climate change police and increasing the use of clean energy.


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

Police Log: 6-27-2017

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

 

LYNN

Arrests

Angel Batista, 57, of 124 Green St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over at 2:46 p.m. Monday.

Davia Gunderman, 24, of 25 Bowler St., was arrested and charged with failure to appear upon recognizance and on a warrant charge of receiving a stolen motor vehicle at 10:23 p.m. Sunday.

Juan Lopez, 18, of 13 Miller St., Gloucester, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 9:29 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:24 p.m. Sunday at Santander Bank at 35 Market Square; at 5:12 p.m. Sunday at Lowell and Summer streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:03 p.m. Sunday at 969 Western Ave.; at 3:35 p.m. Sunday at Holyoke and Myrtle streets; at 5:31 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway and Minot streets; at 6:33 p.m. Sunday at Essex and Washington streets; at 8:09 p.m. Sunday at 121 Allen Ave.; at 8:33 p.m. Sunday at Broad and Market streets; at 10:15 p.m. Sunday at 40 Rockaway St.; at 12:43 a.m. Monday at 125 Walnut St.; at 1:33 a.m. Monday at 224 Washington St.; at 6:48 a.m. Monday at 191 Broadway; at 7:30 a.m. Monday at 34 Western Ave.; at 10:25 a.m. Monday at 21 Joyce St.; at 10:59 a.m. Monday at Adams and Chestnut streets; at 11:09 a.m. Monday at 427 Lynnway; at 12:14 p.m. Monday at 777 Lynnway; at 12:23 p.m. Monday at 510 Western Ave.; at 12:52 p.m. Monday at 500 Lynnway; at 2:34 p.m. Monday at 11 Highland Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at 159 Lawton Ave.; at 7:48 p.m. Sunday at Burchstead Place and Union Street; at 12:38 p.m. Monday at 7-Eleven at 9 Austin Square.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 11:35 p.m. Sunday on Western Avenue; at 12:22 a.m. Monday on Western Avenue; at 12:37 a.m. Monday on Ingalls Street; at 12:53 a.m. Monday on South Common Street; at 2:41 p.m. Monday at Porthole Pub at 98 Lynnway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:55 p.m. Sunday on Circuit Avenue

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:33 a.m. Monday at 141 Euclid Ave.


Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:18 p.m. Sunday on Blossom Street Extension; at 3:47 p.m. Sunday at 145 Lewis St.; at 6:31 p.m. Sunday at 138 South Common St.; at 9:01 p.m. Sunday at 20 Laurel St.; at 10:19 p.m. Sunday at 81 Whiting St.; at 10:47 p.m. Sunday at Taco Bell at 124 Boston St.; at 12:02 a.m. Monday at 54 Elm St.; at 1:45 a.m. Monday at Planet Fitness at 50 Boston St.; at 8:24 a.m. Monday at Richdale at 229 Broadway; at 11:24 a.m. Monday at 12 Iona Terrace; at 12:26 p.m. Monday at 41 Light St.; at 12:31 p.m. Monday at 45 Memorial Park Ave.; at 12:53 p.m. Monday at 58 Broad St.; at 2:27 p.m. Monday at 161 Broad St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:40 p.m. Sunday on Lynnfield Street.


Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:44 p.m. Sunday at 11 Parker Hill Terrace; at 2:52 p.m. Sunday at 137 Broad St.; at 6:33 p.m. Sunday at My Brother’s Table at 98 Willow St.; at 9:43 p.m. Sunday at 26 Emerson Place; at 11:53 a.m. Monday at 73 Laighton St.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 1:02 p.m. Sunday at 205 Lewis St.; at 12:59 p.m. Monday at 43 State St.

A report of a robbery at 5:24 p.m. Sunday at 32 Chestnut St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:10 p.m. Sunday at Essex and High streets; at 12:23 p.m. Monday at 55 Harwood St.

A report of vandalism at 8 a.m. Monday at Callahan Elementary School at 200 O’Callaghan Way.


MALDEN

Arrests

Mikayla Buttomer, of 79 Skyler Drive, Braintree, was arrested on a warrant at 8:12 p.m. Thursday.

Rakia Douglas, of 81 Third St., Medford, was arrested on a warrant at 2:45 p.m. Friday.

Brian Portelle, of 18 Zito Drive, Saugus, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure at 1:39 p.m. Saturday.

Wayne Rongone, of 233 Park St., Dorchester, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure and open container/drinking in public at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Kehonia Vick, of 56 Rich St., was arrested on a warrant at 11:28 a.m. Friday.

Tanvir Zahir, of 8 Gaston St., Medford, was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery at 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Assaults

A report of an assault with a dangerous weapon at 10:31 p.m. Thursday on Clark Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:07 p.m. Thursday on Lebanon Street; at 1:54 p.m. Friday on Kennedy Drive; at 10:04 p.m. Friday on Lisbon Street.

A report of an unarmed robbery at 5:20 p.m. Thursday on Henry Street; at 3:08 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street.

A report of a larceny of a motor vehicle at 2:50 p.m. Saturday on Fairmont Street; at 9:36 a.m. Sunday on Regent Road.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:06 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:26 p.m. Sunday at Bessom Street and Highland Terrace.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:14 p.m. Sunday on Bartlett Street.

A report of a possibly damaged door at 5:20 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street. A caller reported she was watching her daughter’s store while she was in Paris, and stated that she had noticed the front door appeared to have been tampered with.


MEDFORD

Arrests

Brian Barrett, 49, of 40 Boynton Road, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense and on a warrant at 9:03 a.m. Monday.

Mark Hatch, 55, of 4 Ashland St. was arrested and charged with miscellaneous statutory violation at 10:38 a.m. Sunday.

Deb Jacobs, 55, of 22 High St., was arrested and charged with larceny and on a warrant at 6:56 p.m. Saturday.

Dee Johnson, 33, of 133 Ten Hills Road, Somerville, was arrested and charged with two counts of conspiracy to violate the drug law and on a warrant at 2:23 p.m. Thursday.

Donald Johnson, 41, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the drug law and on a warrant at 10:39 a.m. Thursday.

Mac Little, 57, of 22 High St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a public employee and on a warrant at 6:56 p.m. Saturday.

Jonathan Ottinger, 27, of 172R Harvard St., Cambridge, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession, Class A drug distribution and nighttime breaking and entering for a felony at 1:32 a.m. Friday.

Terrick Smith, 32, of 27 Slayton Way, Roxbury, was arrested and charged with two counts of identity fraud and two counts of credit card fraud at 10:18 a.m. Friday.

Azad Terzian, 32, of 34 Flint Road, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment of a child, an assault and battery at 7:41 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:56 a.m. Saturday at 44 High St.; at 3:12 p.m. Saturday at Baxter and Elm streets; at 3:36 p.m. Saturday at Mystic Valley Parkway and Winthrop Street; at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Harvard and Winchester streets; at 2:54 p.m. Sunday at George and Winthrop streets; at 7:57 p.m. Sunday at Snappy Pattys at 454 High St.; at 2:31 p.m. Monday at 8 Wheeler Ave.; at 2:51 p.m. Monday at Bowdoin and Colby streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at 16 High St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:02 a.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:04 a.m. Saturday at 151 Middlesex Ave.; at 12:53 p.m. Saturday at 11 Martin St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:21 p.m. Saturday at 42 Morton Ave.; at 9:43 a.m. Monday at 220 Spring St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:40 p.m. Friday at 171 Middlesex Ave.; at 8:28 p.m. Friday at Stephens Automotive on Union Street; at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital at 170 Governors Ave.; at 6:56 a.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 275 Mystic Ave.; at 6:56 p.m. Saturday at 22 High St.; at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at 38 Raymond St.; at 10:16 p.m. Saturday at 81 Bow St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:14 p.m. Sunday on Main Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:13 p.m. Friday at 67 Hillsdale Road; at 11:26 a.m. Saturday at Boston Check Cashing at 112 Medford St.; at 1:57 p.m. Sunday at 33 Clayton Ave.; at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop and 471 Salem St.; at 7:14 p.m. Sunday at 8 Malvern Terrace.


REVERE

Arrests

Esteban Builes, 28, of 701 Bennington St., Apt. 1, Boston, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and arrestee furnishing a false name/social security number at 11:01 p.m. Sunday.

Judith M. Collins, 25, of 56 Hamlet St., Newton, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 5:08 p.m. Sunday.

Helen Yezenia Martinez, 21, of 7 Marshview Terrace, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property at 6:25 p.m. Friday.

Dione Reis-Rodriguesdocarm, 44, of 140 Chestnut St., Apt. 1, Everett, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and revoked registration/insurance at 3:02 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:55 a.m. Friday at Bank of America on American Legion Highway; at 1:36 p.m. Friday on Mahoney Circle; at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Dairy Mart on Squire Road; at 3:55 p.m. Friday at Pretzel Time on Squire Road; at 5:36 p.m. Friday at Borden and Fenno streets; at 11:37 p.m. Friday on North Shore Road; at 12:24 a.m. Saturday on Mountain Avenue; at 1:25 a.m. Saturday at Walnut and Shirley avenues; at 7:51 a.m. Saturday at Harley Davidson on Squire Road; at 10:21 a.m. Saturday on Grand Avenue; at 1:41 p.m. Saturday on Copeland Circle; at 2:25 p.m. Saturday on Aurelia Sylvia Drive; at 7:23 p.m. Saturday at Family Dollar on Squire Road; at 3:02 a.m. Sunday at Beachmont Train Station on Winthrop Avenue; at 1:59 p.m. Sunday on Copeland Circle; at 2:09 p.m. Sunday at Malden Street and Lucia Avenue; at 7:20 p.m. Sunday on Mountain Avenue; at 10:18 p.m. Sunday on Park Avenue; at 11:01 p.m. Sunday at Augusta Heights Condo on Lee Burbank Highway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:57 a.m. Saturday at Hampton Inn on Lee Burbank Highway; at 2:40 a.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue. Alison-Willin Bautista-Andujar, 26, of 241 E Ninth St., Apt. 174, Boston, was summoned for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and leaving an accident scene after property damage.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:17 a.m. Friday on Reservoir Avenue; at 11:34 p.m. Friday on Broadway.

A report of a rape at 9:11 a.m. Saturday on Sherman Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 4:04 p.m. Saturday on Cushman Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:35 a.m. Saturday on Sprague Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12 a.m. Friday on Oak Island Street; at 12:20 a.m. Friday on Thorndike Street; at 8:58 a.m. Friday at Laundromax on VFW Parkway; at 8:59 a.m. Friday on Arcadia Street; at 12:50 p.m. Friday at Dimino’s Sub Sandwiches on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:54 p.m. Friday on Winthrop Avenue; at 8:19 p.m. Friday on Fenley Street; at 11 p.m. Friday on Thornton Street; at 11:16 p.m. Friday on Jones Road; at 11:50 p.m. Friday on Ocean Avenue; at 11:55 p.m. Friday at Vanguard at Waterfront Square on Ocean Avenue; at 12:08 a.m. Saturday on Derby Road; at 1 a.m. Saturday on Pratt Street; at 2:20 a.m. Saturday on Jones Road; at 2:24 a.m. Saturday on Revere Street; at 6:02 a.m. Saturday on Gore Road; at 5:09 p.m. Saturday at Marshalls on VFW Parkway; at 5:19 p.m. Saturday at Beachland Avenue and Sachem Street; at 6:54 p.m. Saturday at Four Points Sheraton on Squire Road; at 9:11 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue; at 9:36 p.m. Saturday on Victoria Street; at 10:06 p.m. Saturday on Rumney Road; at 10:41 p.m. Saturday on Prospect Avenue; at 10:50 p.m. Saturday on Genesee Street; at 11:18 p.m. Saturday on Reservoir Avenue; at 12:13 a.m. Sunday at Leverett and Broadsound avenues; at 12:22 a.m. Sunday on Francis Street; at 12:46 a.m. Sunday on Sumner Street; at 12:48 a.m. Sunday on Orr Square; at 12:52 a.m. Sunday on Rice Avenue; at 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Leverett Avenue; at 1:29 a.m. Sunday on Oak Island Street; at 1:38 a.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue; at 1:42 a.m. Sunday at Clark and Eliot roads; at 1:49 a.m. Sunday on Sigourney Street; at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 2:47 a.m. Sunday on Kimball Avenue; at 3:12 a.m. Sunday on Leverett Avenue; at 4:32 a.m. Sunday at Prime Gas Station on Revere Beach Parkway; at 5:27 p.m. Sunday on Haddon Street; at 9:06 p.m. Sunday at Ocean Village Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 9:26 p.m. Sunday on Winthrop Avenue; at 9:39 p.m. Sunday on Hichborn Street.

A report of shots fired at 9:50 p.m. Friday on Mountain Avenue; at 10:13 p.m. Friday at Dehon Street and Nahant Avenue; at 2:43 a.m. Saturday on Glendale Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 10:02 a.m. Friday at Revere Auto Service Global Gas on Broadway; at 4:53 p.m. Friday on Sumner Street; at 11:16 a.m. Saturday on South Irving Street; at 7:17 p.m. Saturday at Gasco Oil on Broadway; at 11:24 p.m. Saturday at Action Towing on Broadway; at 6:27 p.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

A report of a larceny to a motor vehicle at 9:28 a.m. Sunday on Beach Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:41 p.m. Friday at AC Card Shop on Revere Street; at 8:13 p.m. Saturday at Bill Ash’s Lounge on Revere Beach Boulevard.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 6:02 p.m. Friday at Walnut Street and Gianna Drive; at 1:31 p.m. Saturday at 104 Main St. and 6 Vine St. Two people were taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:58 a.m. Saturday at Kane’s Donuts at 120 Lincoln Ave.; at 10:13 a.m. Sunday at Cliftondale Square at Lincoln Avenue and Smith Road; at 12:16 p.m. Sunday on Lynn Fells Parkway; at 5:55 a.m. Monday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:55 p.m. Sunday on Broadway; at 5:31 p.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:26 a.m. Saturday at Buffalo Wild Wings at 180 Main St. The manager reported an altercation involving three people. One man reportedly showed a pocket knife; at 4:10 p.m. Saturday in the area of the rail trail on Hamilton Street. A caller reported youths on four wheelers heading toward Saugus Center; at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Mike’s Place at 237 Hamilton St. A caller reported a male on a bicycle asking people for money.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:55 p.m. Sunday at 224 Lynn Fells Parkway. A caller reported a group of youths throwing glass and yelling in the street.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 4:28 p.m. Friday at Fuddruckers Restaurant/Boland Group at 910 Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny of a motor vehicle at 11:14 a.m. Friday at 3 Harrison Ave.

A report of a larceny at 2:03 p.m. Friday at Gamestop at 1277 Broadway. A caller reported his store received a shipment of merchandise and some of it was stolen around noon; at 1:57 p.m. Saturday at China Buffet at 180 Main St.; at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 11 Fairmount Place. A stolen bicycle was reported but it was later found.

A report of an attempted larceny at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Sears/Square One Mall at 1325 Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:18 p.m. Saturday at 42 Hesper St. A caller reported his house had eggs thrown at it overnight.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:13 p.m. Sunday at 79 Nason Road.