Swampscott

Voters cast ballots on rail trail

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Voters will head to the polls Thursday to decide the fate of a proposed rail trail, as residents have the final say on whether to allocate funds that would allow plans for the path to go forward.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at three locations — Precinct 1 and 2 will vote at Swampscott Senior Center, 200 Rear Essex St.; Precincts 3 and 4 will cast their ballots at First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave.; and Precincts 5 and 6 voters will head to Swampscott Middle School, 207 Forest Ave.

Voters will decide whether to overturn a 210-56 Town Meeting vote last month, where members approved allocating $850,000 for the design and engineering of the trail location with the National Grid corridor, as well as the legal fees and costs for acquisition of easement rights.

A group of residents opposed to the trail fought the vote and garnered enough signatures on a citizen’s petition to force a special election.

The two-plus mile, 10-foot wide trail would run from the Swampscott Train Station to the Marblehead line at Seaview Avenue, connecting with the Marblehead rail trail, which also links to trails in Salem.

Opponents, including many abutters to the proposed path, have been angry about the possibility of eminent domain and have said that the trail is a luxury that the town cannot afford. Privacy and safety concerns have also been cited.

Proponents have said the trail provides free exercise and a way for people to get out in nature. The School Committee recently released a statement saying that the trail would increase the quality of life and the broader sense of community for all of Swampscott.

Officials have said that $240,000 of the funds would be used to hire professionals for design and engineering costs. About $610,000 would be for acquisition of easement rights, where the town would work with the property owners (National Grid and/or other parties) to secure the rights. This may be done through eminent domain or by donation/gift of the land.


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

Coffey’s goal gives North Agganis win

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South’s Michael Coffey (Swampscott) scored the lone goal in Wednesday’s Agganis game. 

By HAROLD RIVERA 

LYNN — On a warm Wednesday afternoon at Manning Field, the area’s best talents came together for the 22nd Agganis All-Star boys soccer game. After the game was pushed back to Wednesday due to Tuesday night’s rainstorm, take two proved to be a successful go.

In what was set to be a closely contested match-up between the North and the South, two rosters that consisted of top local soccer players, it was the South stars that walked away with a 1-0 win.

Swampscott’s Michael Coffey scored the lone goal, breaking the scoreless tie in the 18th minute. Coffey was named MVP of the South team, while Central Catholic goalkeeper Justin Dansereau was the North’s MVP.

A total of four Lynn players took part in the game, three representing Lynn Tech in goalie Isaac Perez, midfielder Santiago Zuluaga and forward Armando Jimenez. The fourth Lynn representative was St. Mary’s Christian Couillard, a defender. All four played for the South team, which was coached by Masconomet’s Jared Scarpaci and Tech’s Jeremy McKeen.

Seeing three of his own players, who were all key contributors to a Tech team that turned its 2016 fall season around in time to earn a berth in the state tournament, served as a proud memory for McKeen.

“I loved that I got one last chance to coach my guys,” McKeen said. “Isaac’s going to train to play professionally in Spain. Armando’s going to play in Mexico and Santiago’s going to play at Suffolk.”

McKeen added, “I’m blessed with burden of talent. These guys are so dedicated to soccer. They play with club teams and they train in the offseason. These guys are models for my younger guys and I have a lot of young talent. It keeps me on my toes.”

Given that both rosters were packed with local talent, McKeen, making his first coaching appearance in the Agganis game, added that he had fun seeing the area’s best on the field at once.

“Today was no headaches,” McKeen said. “Today was pure fun. These kids are the best of the best. These guys are phenomenal. It was the best coaching that I didn’t really have to do.”

The contest was a defensive driven match from the start, with all three goalies offering clinics in net. The Swampscott duo of Coffey and Jack Herlihy tested North goalie Dansereau all throughout the afternoon. Dansereau’s lone blemish was Coffey’s 18th minute goal.

On the other side, North goalies Isaac and Rafael Perez (Tewsksbury) were equally impressive. Isaac Perez subbed in at goalie in the second half and denied a pair of shots within his first few minutes of action in net.

“The goalies were phenomenal,” McKeen said. “Rafael was phenomenal. I’d take two of him every four years if I could. We gave the North’s goalie (Dansereau) a run for his money.”

McKeen added, “We found a formation that fit this talent and some of these guys played positions that they hadn’t played all season, but they figured it out and they did it.”

Things came together for Wyoma

By STEVE KRAUSE 

LYNN — For the Wyoma Little League All-Stars Wednesday, things came together in a big way. For East Lynn, things fell apart.

The final score reflects that. Wyoma won, 9-1, at Volunteer Field, and now has eight days off before its next game against Lynnfield. It’s a break that manager Rick Anderson says his players deserve.

“They’ve been working awfully hard,” said Anderson. “A lot of practicing. So we’ll give them some time off before we get back to it.”

For East Lynn’s Matt Morin, the feeling was a little different.

“Errors really make a difference,” said Morin, whose team’s stay in the winner’s bracket of the District 16 tournament was cut short by errors at crucial moments. As a result, the East Lynners will be playing Pine Hill Thursday (5:45) at Swampscott.

The score stood a 1-1 in the top of the third inning when the fireworks that didn’t involve bottle rockets going off  all over Keaney Park began. Brendan Falasca led the inning with a single, and Jack Marks followed with a booming homer over the left-field fence.

“We hit the ball well tonight,” said Anderson. “I think we may have left some runners on the bases early in the game, but by the third, we started cleaning them up.”

Wyoma scored two more runs in the inning, the key moment coming when Aiden George reached on an error with runners on second and third.

That made the score 5-1, and it was left to Wyoma’s Falasca to keep East Lynn at bay.

He lasted into the fifth before reaching his pitching limit and giving way to Shea Palmer, who finished strong.

Falasca’s only trouble, after giving up a run in the first, came in the bottom of the third inning when he loaded the bases with one out. But after a little pep talk from Anderson, he came back to strike out Brady Warren and then get Anthony Cedeno to foul out to first.

Falasca launched one over the left field fence in the top of the fourth to make it 6-1.

Errors led to two more Wyoma runs in the fifth inning to make it 8-1, and Marks legged out a triple and then came home on a miscue for Wyoma’s final run.

Lynnfield 6, Saugus Am. 4

At Swampscott, Lynnfield improved to 2-0, and for the second game in a row, won on a sixth-inning rally.  

Tied at 4-4 going into the top of the sixth, Devin Bolger and Jake Mallett beat out a pair of infield hits and scored — Bolger on an infield error and Mallett on a passed ball.  

John McKrell started and pitched 5 ⅔ innings, leaving with one out and  bases loaded, for Henry Caulfield, who slammed the door shut for the save.  

McKrell helped his own cause when he doubled and scored on an infield error, while Alex Gentile had two big hits.  Nick Razzaboni and Taylor Thomas also had base hits, while Devin DeLuties scored one run.

The Americans will play July 6 against the winner of the Saturday’s Lynn Shore/Saugus National game.

In the completion of a rain-shortened game from Tuesday, Peabody blasted Saugus National, 14-1. The Nats are back in action Saturday (2) at Lynn Shore. Peabody is back at it tonight at West Lynn’s Flynn Field against Swampscott.

All games are at 5:45 unless noted.

Swampscott fills accounting position

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Cheryl Herrick-Stella signed a one-year contract as Swampscott’s new accountant.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — A three-month vacancy in the town accountant position has been filled with the hiring of Cheryl Herrick-Stella, the former accounting assistant for the town of Ipswich.

Former Town Accountant David Castellarin resigned for personal reasons in April, creating a vacancy in what Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald called an important position, the regulatory authority of Swampscott’s fiduciary responsibilities.

Herrick-Stella signed a one-year contract, with two, one-year extensions, at a salary of $80,000.

Recommended by Fitzgerald and approved by the Board of Selectmen last week, the hiring came after a unanimous recommendation from a screening committee that also included Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen, assistant town administrators Gino Cresta and Ronald Mendes, and a consultant working for the town. Fitzgerald said there were 21 applicants and three finalists.

“For the last many months, we have been without a town accountant,” Fitzgerald said. “That does really present some organizational challenges, but she did impress us all with her leadership and her ability to manage risk and also work with municipal finances.

“We’re a small community, but we share these responsibilities to really find great employees that can contribute to the team and the responsibilities that we have. I do believe that we have found somebody with terrific skills and abilities. I do think that working with Ron and Gino and our leadership team, Cheryl will be able to add immediate value.”

Herrick-Stella, 36, a Beverly resident, was born and raised in Gloucester. Her first day in her new position was on Monday. Before accepting the job with Swampscott, she spent more than a year as assistant town accountant for Ipswich, and before that, worked for a company in Boston, Cambridge Associates — an investment management, consulting, and research firm — for more than 12 years.

“Cheryl actually has a great progression from a career standpoint,” Fitzgerald said. “She’s consistently proven herself to really contribute and be recognized for professional growth. I think her leadership, her ability to command a focus on some of the details that would help her be successful certainly stood out.

“She has a lot of energy. I also think she has a lot of enthusiasm for public service and for helping others. This is public service and that desire to really make a difference in other people’s lives really shines through. And those are the qualities that I think we want to hold up as our values in public service.”

Herrick-Stella, said she played many soccer games in Swampscott in the past, mostly on the losing side. She said she was drawn to work for what she called a lovely town, a beautiful seaside community that has a lot to offer.

She said she held many positions with Cambridge Associates, starting at the company right out of college. Herrick-Stella holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Bentley University and is currently pursuing her MBA in accounting at Endicott College.

At Cambridge Associates, Herrick-Stella said she started out in an entry level position analyzing financial statements for private equity and venture capital funds. She moved on to doing client reporting there, working her way up into management and then became a director of that group, overseeing more than 65 people, and running training, recruiting and professional development programs.

She relocated to Virginia for two years, setting up the entire group in Arlington. She then moved back to Boston, and started working for the newly formed Enterprise Risk within the same company. Eventually, she shifted her career focus, and landed a job in municipal government.

“I was looking for something — I have a young son. He’s three years old,” said Herrick-Stella. “It was kind of hard to be doing the Boston commute from Beverly and so, I started thinking about a bit of a career shift and wanted to really find something where I felt like I was using my skills and my abilities — my finance and business background — but in something where I felt like I was giving back to my community in some way, shape, or form.

“So, I started looking at hospitals, schools and municipalities, and so, the position opened up in Ipswich. It seemed like it would be a good fit, and so I gave it a shot and really loved it, had a great time there for the past year or so, really helped solidify that this was the career path for me, and where I could find the ability to use my background and my skills in the field that I felt was really helping the citizens of my community.”

Herrick-Stella, who has been married for six years to her husband, Jad Stella, said her focus would be on helping to support Fitzgerald, Cresta, and Mendes, by taking some of the good foundation that’s already been built and helping them to move their initiatives forward. She said her focus would also be on finding out what the priorities are of the residents, who she referred to as her biggest client.


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

 

One last hoorah for Field and his Spartans

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Anthony DelVecchio (right) is one of four St. Mary’s representatives on the South roster. 

By HAROLD RIVERA 

When St. Mary’s coach Josh Field was tabbed to coach the South team for tonight’s 6th Agganis All-Star boys lacrosse game, he knew the opportunity to lead a group of local talents would be an honor. To make the experience even more memorable for Field, the Agganis game will give him one final go-round with four of his Spartan stars.

Representing St. Mary’s on Field’s South roster are Anthony DelVecchio, Brendon Donahue,  Andrew Kreamer and Dante Maribito. All four of the recent St. Mary’s graduates were major contributors to a Spartans team that won the program’s first state tournament game with a victory over Swampscott.

Although St. Mary’s fell short of a state title with a loss in the next round at top-seeded Hamilton-Wenham, Field reflects on the 2017 season as a positive one.

“I don’t like to look a records as being indicative of how a season plays out,” Field said. “We won our first playoff game. At one point in the year we were 5-9. We won seven straight and won our first playoff game.”

Field added, “The effort our guys put on at Hamilton-Wenham was terrific. It was a phenomenal year. The backbone of that success was the willingness of our kids to get better every day. We were a different team the last time we walked off the field than the first time we walked on it.”

Much of the success St. Mary’s achieved this past spring can be credited to the leadership and dedication brought forth by the four Spartans playing in tonight’s game. In the four years they’ve worn the St. Mary’s uniform, Field said, the program has grown and moved in a positive direction.

“I’m not sure the program would be there without them,” Field said. “Our program is vibrant and growing, without question. Brendon played goalie since his first day as a freshman. Dante and Andrew go from the TD Garden with the hockey team on a Sunday to joining us on a Monday. Anthony, you watch him work and you feel like you owe it to him to give the extra time as a coach and a player.”

Field added, “These guys are so important to the program. I’m not sure it would be where it is today without them.”

With four Spartans representing St. Mary’s in the Agganis game, it’s clear that Field’s program is on the map. That too can be credited to the four all-stars.

“These guys have set the bar high for players to follow,” Field said. “I think that’s one of the most important things they’ve done. They’ve put St. Mary’s on the map. I think the expectations for the underclassmen in our program have changed dramatically.”

For Field, tonight’s game won’t be the first time he’s taken part in an Agganis showcase. The St. Mary’s coach previously served as an assistant in the Agganis All-Star football game.

“It’s probably one of the greatest honors in my 10 years coaching high school lacrosse,” Field, said. “I was an assistant coach on the football side and that was a pleasure. It’s a great honor and I’m looking forward to being on the field with the kids and the coaches.”

In looking at the names on the North and South rosters, Field added, it’s evident that lacrosse is an evolving sport across the North Shore.

“I’m not just seeing it at the high school level, but also at the youth levels,” Field said. “Lacrosse has come very far over the past few years on the North Shore. It’s a reflection of the hard work and dedication that coaches and program directors are committing to their teams and the sport.”

Although Field’s been tabbed to coach a roster full of the area’s top lacrosse talent, the number one takeaway from tonight’s game will be coaching his four Spartans for one last game in their own backyard at Manning Field.

“These four seniors, to have one more chance to coach them and see them play one last time at Manning Field, a field where these guys have worked very hard to help our program, is the perfect way to cap off their runs,” Field said. “It’s just a real treat for me to sit back and watch it.”

Field will coach the South team alongside Beverly’s Jim LaSelva.

The 6th Agganis Agganis All-Star girls lacrosse game starts at 5:30 p.m. at Manning Field, followed by the boys game at 7

Cynthia Webster, 82

SWAMPSCOTTMrs. Cynthia (Knowlton) Webster of Swampscott passed on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Salem Hospital after a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer. She was 82 years old. Cynthia was the loving and devoted wife of Mr. Robert L. Webster.

She was born in Swampscott, the daughter of the late Phillip and Alice (Wilson) Knowlton, raised in Swampscott and a graduate of Swampscott High School.  Cynnie and Robert were married for 61 years, and have lived in Chicago, Baldwinsville, N.Y., New Jersey and Swampscott.

Mrs. Webster worked for many years at Salem Hospital as a medical staff secretary. She enjoyed volunteering and knitting. She was an avid reader, and walker, enjoyed theater and the symphony, and loved to travel. Cynnie’s happy, warm and generous spirit as wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend will be truly missed.

In addition to her husband Robert, she leaves her son, Michael Webster of Danvers; her daughter, Nancy Felgenhauer and her partner Sam Videtta of Swampscott; her grandchildren, Alexandra Felgenhauer and fiancé Andrew Goldfein of Chicago, Sarah and Jordan Hoogerhyde of Florida, and Mary Felgenhauer of Swampscott. She also leaves her brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Barbara Webster, Charles and Carol Webster, Helen Webster Darrah, Gloria Webster, and many nieces and nephews. She is the sister-in-Law of the late Floyd Webster.

Service information: Her memorial service will be held on July 6 at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Name, 60 Monument Ave., Swampscott. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations in Cynthia Webster’s name be made to the Mass General North Shore Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923. Arrangements are by the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, Lynn. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Plenty of locals will play in Agganis soccer games

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Kerry Robles of Lynn English is one of five Bulldogs that’ll play in today’s Agganis Girls All-Star soccer game. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

The Lynn English girls soccer team didn’t win many games this past season. But when five of the team’s seniors from this past fall take the field at Manning in tonight’s 22nd Agganis Girls All-Star soccer game, that’ll be a victory that coach Ed McNeil and the Bulldogs can cherish much more than a regular season win.

The Bulldogs will field midfielder Krista Bowden, defender Rachel Calnan, goalkeeper Kerry Robles, defender Taylor Sullivan and midfielder Emma Trahant in Tuesday’s all-star contest. All five of the Bulldogs will represent English on the South team, which will be led by another Northeastern Conference name in Swampscott coach Ken Leeder.

Leeder will have the chance to coach two of his Big Blue stars in forward Jaymie Caponigro, who also played in the girls basketball game, and defender Maggie DiGrande, who’ll take the field in the girls lacrosse game on Wednesday.

Classical will see two of its stars on the South roster in forward Devyn Astuccio and defender Rachel Jordan. Three St. Mary’s players will represent the Spartans, also on the South roster, in defender Nicole Bendicksen, midfielder Casey Fraher and goalkeeper Emily Stephenson.

Tech’s Coral Gonzalez, a goalkeeper, will represent the Tigers on the North team.

The girls game kicks off at 5:30 p.m., ahead of the 22nd Agganis Boys All-Star Soccer Game which starts at 7 p.m. Tech coach Jeremy McKeen has been tabbed to direct the South team, along with Masconomet’s Jared Scarpaci.

“I’ll be coaching the South team and don’t really know much about the players, but I’m excited to see the talent and passion that Massachusetts’ best has for soccer,” McKeen said. “It’s a yearly treat to see these kids play and it’s just as electric as a state-level game.”

Tomorrow night’s game will serve as a reunion for McKeen and some of his regular season squad, as three of his Tigers will play on the South team. That group includes goalkeeper Isaac Perez, who was stellar in net for Tech this past fall, midfielder Santiago Zuluaga and forward Armando Jimenez.

“I love coaching those three kids,” McKeen said. “Coaching them has been a joy and once we found our right formation last season, everything really come together for us. I wish I could coach them for one more season.”

McKeen added that the Tech trio, which has played together since all three were freshman, earned its way to the Agganis game over time.

“They love each other and have been playing since freshman year so that makes me a proud coach,” McKeen said. “They work well on a level that only comes with time and seasoning.”

Also on the South roster, representing St. Mary’s, is defender Christian Couillard.

Classical’s Srey leads South to Agganis win

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Soneta Srey of Lynn Classical took home the South MVP honors. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

LYNN — The 13th Agganis All-Star girls basketball game was a close affair for the first 25 minutes of play. But when the South team found its rhythm in the second half, a 28-9 run propelled it to a 48-24 win over the North on Monday night at Lynn Classical.

The South stars were directed by Katelyn Leonard, the girls basketball coach at Swampscott. The chance to coach a group of talented players, many of whom give her headaches in Northeastern Conference matchups throughout the regular season, was a special one.

“Absolutely, it was great to be able to coach them,” Leonard said. “For once they were on my side. That was excellent and it made coaching the game even more special.”

Leonard’s South team was led by Classical’s Soneta Srey’s 11-point performance. Srey, who’ll attend North Shore Community College in the fall, iced the win with an eight-point run in the final stretch of the game and was named the South team’s Most Valuable Player.

“Soneta had those acrobatic finishes at the basket,” Leonard said. “I don’t even know how she was getting the ball up there. She was all hustle and hard work. For the last game of their senior careers, it was a great way for them to go out.”

On the North side, the MVP award winner was Bishop Fenwick’s Samantha Mancinelli. The Fenwick point guard, who’s bound for Roger Williams in the fall, finished with eight points.

The all-star game was a back-and-forth affair in the early goings. The South team raced out to a 6-3 lead but Elizabeth Kirschner (Hamilton-Wenham) netted a three-pointer to even the game at 6-6. Nene Onwuogu (Peabody) sunk a hook-shot to reclaim the lead, 8-6, for the South with 15 minutes remaining in the half. Kelsey Daly’s (Ipswich) conventional three-point play gave the North a 9-8 edge. Onwuogu drained a pair of free throws with 1:50 to play to give the North a five-point cushion at 20-15. That’s where the score stayed at halftime.

Melissa Gray (Peabody) hit a three-pointer to open the second half and from there, the South began to find its rhythm. Five minutes later, Meaghan Gotham (Revere) netted a jump shot to open up a 12-point advantage for the South at 29-17. Olivia Valente (Saugus) and Srey added a pair of buckets in the paint, helping the South build a sizable 15-point lead at 35-20.

“We played very loose,” Leonard said. “I told them to just keep attacking and to shoot when they were open. This was their game to show off their skills and show what they can do, and that’s exactly what they did.”

Srey took over with her eight-point run in the closing minutes, and the South walked away with the 48-24 win.

“It was a lot of fun,” Leonard said. “The girls all kind of seemed to know each other. They worked the ball well and at the same time they were hustling and playing hard. That made it even more fun.”

“I think it’s a special game to be able to play in,” Leonard added. “It was a lot of fun, they all had a lot of fun. It was a pleasure for me too, to be a part of it.”

Key contributors for the North included Fahey (eight points) and Kirschner (five points). Top performers for the South included Onwuogu (eight points), Gray (six points) and St. Mary’s Temi Falayi (six points).

Morris Goldfield, 100

SWAMPSCOTTMorris Goldfield of Swampscott, formerly a 46 year resident of Marblehead, entered into rest on June 24, 2017, at the age of 100. The beloved husband of the late Frances (Epstein) Goldfield with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.

Morris was the dear son of the late Joseph and Cady (Gritsovsky) Goldfield. He started life in rural Woodsville, N.H., where he was born at home on June 17, 1917. The country doctor who delivered him did not file his birth certificate for two months, and altered the date of birth so as not to receive a stiff fine for his oversight. Morris’ legal birthday thus became August 15, 1917. His family always celebrated his actual birthday, however, and he did not even know of his legal date until he was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1941. He spent a lot of time in the out-of-doors in New Hampshire, becoming a crack shot with a rifle. This would earn him some recognition later as a young man, when he scored well as a sharpshooter in his training in the U.S. Army.

His family moved to Chelsea in 1928, when he was 11 years old, and he graduated from high school there. He graduated from a 2-year program at Burdett College of Business Administration in 1938, with high honors and as a member of the Sigma Chi Omega Honorary Society. He also attended the Northeastern University School of Business. He was employed as an accountant from 1939 to 1940.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945, out of the Massachusetts 1-182nd Infantry Regiment in the South Pacific during WWII. He earned the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement and prior to his death, Morris was the oldest living member of the regiment. He also served as assistant chaplain throughout the war, ministering to the dead and dying and oversaw the burial of all the fallen Jewish soldiers in the regiment.

After the war, he became a businessman, starting his own automotive and marine upholstery shop. He refurbished, installed, repaired and sewed all manner of upholstery — seat cushions, convertible tops, custom canvas covers for yachts, and boats — and ran the business until he retired at age 81, back in 1998. Morris was very involved in community and local government, serving on the Personnel Board in Marblehead for some years. He was very active in B’nai Brith, installing new lodges around New England. He once served as a youth counselor for the AZA — a fraternal order for Jewish youth. One of his young charges in those days was a 17-year-old Leonard Nimoy, who went on to fame as the actor noted for his role as Mr. Spock in the 1960s television series “Star Trek.” Above all, Morris was a dedicated husband and father. He was utterly devoted to his wife, Frances, and to raising his three children in a household that upheld strong ethical values

Morris is survived by his loving daughter Cady Goldfield of Salem, his son Joel Goldfield and his wife, Iris Bork-Goldfield of Fairfield Conn., and Jonathan Goldfield and his wife, Graciela Trilla of Haverhill. In addition to his beloved children, he leaves his dear grandchildren, Elke and her husband Michel, Julian, Miriam, and Miguel, and great-grandaughter, Valentina. Morris was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters, Doris Winston, Samuel Goldfield, Harold Goldfield, Roz Sandel, Arthur Goldfield, and Marlene “Molly” Shear and is also survived by several nieces and nephews

Service information: Funeral services will be held at STANETSKY-HYMANSON Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem, MA on Thurs, 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery — Beth El Section, Lowell St, Peabody, MA. A Memorial Observance will be at 1000 Paradise Road (Summit Estates, Community Room) from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, June 29 after the burial. There will be a brief Minchah service at 2:30 p.m. with Rabbi Alison Adler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center, United Negro College Fund, or Weizmann Institute of Science.

Marblehead trumps all in Swampscott

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Zach Newell of the Marblehead Rotary Club paddles his team’s boat to shore to take the win in the Duct Tape Regatta on Saturday.

By MATT DEMIRS

SWAMPSCOTT — It resembled a regular kayak race through the fog at Swampscott Harborfest, but as the participants paddled onto shore, you could see what these handcrafted boats were really made of: duct tape.

Hundreds gathered at Fisherman’s Beach Saturday to enjoy a variety of family friendly events including fishing demos, dance jams at the YMCA, pirate ship stories, and an event many enjoyed: the Duct Tape Regatta hosted by the Duct Tape Regatta.

Entry fees and donations for the Regatta went to the Barka Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing sustainable development in Burkina Faso, Africa, through clean water initiatives, education, empowering women, and climate mitigation strategies.

The annual event has taken place for more than 15 years and has raised more than $100,000 for clean water projects overseas for the Barka Foundation, through the past five years as beneficiaries.

Esu Anahata, director and co-founder of the Barka Foundation, said the fun-filled event brings the community together for a greater cause that unites the North Shore with the rest of the world.

“This is like a model for how we become a global village,” he said. “We’re just a vehicle to provide assistance in these villages, the people here are the ones who really make it happen.”

Each team is encouraged to raise $400 to enter the race. Many of the boats are made of just cardboard and duct tape, meaning one missed measurement means man overboard.

“We have had a really wonderful relationship in which we developed over the years with the people and organizations on the North Shore,” Anahata said. “Marblehead, Swampscott, other rotary clubs of the area, as well as the high schools.”

This year’s winners were a group of men from Marblehead Rotary Club, who gave a lot of the credit to the man who made the boat: Marblehead Rotarian Carl Siegel.

At 84 years old, Siegel is not only the treasurer of the Marblehead Rotary Club, but the oldest active member.

The boat, which was carried away still intact, does leak a little, said Siegel, but will be able to make it another year, unlike some of the others, who walked away soaked with their duct-tape disasters.

Chuck Bachner hailed from the Midwest to join the team and bring home the trophy after competing in the event annually.

“It’s a fun competition for a wonderful cause,” he said.

Siegel said he spent years building the boat, but was glad to do so to see all the fun everyone is having.

The friendly spirit of competition carried over to the other side of the pier too, as Salem’s Crossfit Ironspider Gym held open water races for participants as part of the B&S Open water Swim series.

The Swampscott Yacht Club hosted a BBQ lunch, harbor tours, and kids activities, as well as a lobster bake later in the day.

Jen Burrall, of Stow, Maine, came down for the day to visit her friend and decided to pop in on the day’s festivities with her son, Devin.

Despite fog and slight rain, Burrall made the best of the day like many families flocking to the event.

“The Duct Tape Regatta was pretty entertaining and quite inventive.” she said, “We’re probably going to go check out the pirate bounce house next. It’s nice having so many families here.”


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com

 

 

Beach fire saga continues

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Another night of discussion yielded no decision on whether cooking fires would be allowed on Phillips Beach this summer.

A public hearing, continued from April, was held during a Conservation Commission meeting on Thursday night, regarding the notice of intent filed by the Board of Selectmen to allow residents to have cooking fires on Phillips Beach.

As summer continues on, the discussion was continued to the commission’s next meeting. Conservation commission members continue to be most concerned about how the fires would be monitored to protect the vegetation.

The commission, when the issue was brought before them in April, was also concerned with the timeframe fires would be allowed.

An initial proposal put forth by Patrick Jones, a member of the Board of Selectmen, was for four beach fires daily from 6 to 11 p.m. in designated areas, where a permit would have to be obtained from the fire department. A $25 nonrefundable charge and a $50 deposit would be required, which was meant to give incentive for people to clean up the area. Fires would have to be extinguished by water and could not be buried.

Last Thursday, Jones came back with a proposal for fewer days and shorter hours the fires would be allowed, which would be from Thursday to Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. Fires would have to be 100 feet from the vegetation line. In terms of enforcement, he said police and fire officials patrol at dusk and then randomly during the night.

But Tom Ruskin, chairman of the commission, said the only way to ensure the vegetation would be protected was to have a “lifeguard” to monitor the fires at all times they would be allowed. He said that person could even be a high school student, someone commissioned by the town, to call police or fire officials if something is amiss, such as an unpermitted fire.

Otherwise, how would someone know to call police or fire if there was smoke during the timeframe fires are allowed, he questioned, and added that potential responders might just think it was from someone with a permit.

“That solves your problem,” Ruskin said of the lifeguard. “It solves our — we’re not crazy about having fires ever, but it solves the problem at least of … fires out of control. It doesn’t solve the neighbors’ problem. You’re still going to have smoke in your house, but sorry, you know, there’s the town to consider too. We have to consider the town’s needs as well as the neighbors’ needs, and we allow beach fires as long as you protect the vegetation. And I think that is the biggest issue that this commission had many times over and over again.”

Jones said the constant monitoring is a matter of operational cost, and whether the town could afford it.

In April, Jones said even with no fires being allowed at Phillips Beach, there were still illegal fires occurring last year. He said the intent is to regulate them.

Cooking fires are allowed at Fisherman’s Beach, after the conservation commission reluctantly gave the go-ahead for them last July, finding that the area was not under its jurisdiction because of the lack of vegetation that would be affected.

But the commission found that the conservation area at Palmer Pond and dune vegetation would be altered at Phillips Beach, and the activity would apply to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, leading them to require town officials to file a notice of intent for fires there.

In last year’s system on Fisherman’s Beach, a placard was given to someone to mark their fire once permission was granted. The fire must be attended to at all times by an adult who lives in town. Up to four permits can be issued at Fisherman’s Beach.


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

 

 

 

St. Mary’s Bendicksen, Fraher look for lasting Agannis memories

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Casey Fraher, an Agganis scholarship winner, will play in two of next week’s all-star games. 

By KATIE MORRISON 

Being chosen to play in one Agganis All-Star game is an honor for local high school students. It’s a testament to what they’ve accomplished in their chosen sport.

But to be chosen for two different Agganis games is special. Just ask St. Mary’s Casey Fraher and Nicki Bendicksen.

The Spartans were both chosen to play in Tuesday’s girls soccer game. Fraher will also play in Sunday’s softball game, and Bendicksen will play in Wednesday’s sixth-annual girls lacrosse game.

“I was so excited to hear I’d been chosen for the games,” said Fraher, who added that softball is her primary sport.

Also an Agganis scholarship winner, Fraher will have some big shoes to fill in the Agganis games. Her older sister, Jenna Fraher, was named the MVP of the South team in the 2009 softball game.

“There are some expectations there,” Fraher joked.

“Obviously I want to have fun at the games, I’ll be playing alongside a lot of friends, but there are some expectations there.”

The recent St. Mary’s graduate says she’s most excited to get on the field not only with her fellow Spartans one last time, but with friends from other schools as well. And she’ll hit both the soccer field and softball diamond with Emily Stephenson, whom she’s played alongside for her whole high school career.

“It’s sad not being able to come back and play again in high school,” Fraher said, “but it’s nice to close out my career with friends like her by my side.”

And as for the girls she doesn’t know? Fraher’s not concerned about hitting the field with a new team.

“I figure girls aren’t chosen for this game just because of their athletic ability, but their sportsmanship too,” Fraher said. “If they’ve been chosen for this, I’m not worried about how it will be on the field.”

Fraher, who’ll attend UMass Amherst in the fall, has been a fixture in the Spartan sports community, playing three sports (she runs track in the winter) and always supporting her school at other sporting events.

“She’s been huge with school spirit, any game she’s there, she’s leading the cheers and participating in the school spirit,” St. Mary’s soccer coach and Agganis girls soccer director Jim Foley said. “Some people don’t get involved, but she does three sports and does great academically. She’s a leader in the school and out in the community.”

Bendicksen plays soccer and lacrosse, with the latter being her primary sport. The defenseman is working on playing collegiately at Hobart and William Smith.

“I haven’t (played in an all-star game before), and I think it’s going to be kind of weird, because we’re so used to playing with the same girls,” Bendicksen said. “(Chemistry) is important, and that helped us on both teams this year, we get close with each other.”

Bendicksen proved what kind of teammate she was during the past couple of soccer seasons at St. Mary’s. After transferring in from Swampscott for her junior year, she joined the team as a goalie, the position she’s always played. She split time with Stephenson in the net during the 2015 season, but Stephenson emerged as the starting goalie late in the season and Foley said that didn’t faze Bendicksen.

“It’s a testament to her, when she came back this year, she just said ‘put me wherever you need me,’” Foley said. “She did whatever we needed. It takes a lot for someone to do that, she’d been a goalkeeper her whole life, but she turned into our best defender.

“She always marked the best forward, every game,” Foley added. “She had a great year. At times, I couldn’t take her off the field.”

To turn into an all-star caliber defender after playing there for just a year is an accomplishment.

“She’s a hard worker and a great teammate,” Foley said. “She worked hard to get better at a position she hadn’t played before. She knew we graduated almost all of the defense, and she went into it with no hesitation. That’s the type of person she is.”

Fraher went through something similar during the soccer season. With Mia Nikolakopoulos out for the season with a leg injury, Fraher had to step into the center midfielder role after playing outside mid previously. A four-year varsity player, Foley looked to her to provide veteran leadership on a young team, and she did.

“I’ll really miss her leadership, she gets along with everyone and kids gravitate toward her,” Foley said. “Anything you need her to do, she does it. I couldn’t take her off the field either. She did an unbelievable job controlling the middle of the field with freshmen around her the whole season. She took on that mentoring role with a very young group.”

Both Bendicksen and Fraher said they’re looking to use the Agganis games as the chance to make one more high school memory. For Bendicksen, her lacrosse season ended with a tough loss in the Division 2 North First Round against Lynnfield, while Fraher’s softball season ended at the hands of rival Austin Prep in the Division 3 North semifinals. But with nothing on the line, the girls will be able to focus on making those final memories .

“I think it’s going to be fun, and it will be like everything’s come full circle,” said Bendicksen. “I’ll be playing with and against these kids I’ve known all through high school and some, since we were little. I’m just trying to have fun and make that one lasting memory.”

Swampscott talks and talks and talks about rail trail

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — An already heated debate about whether the town should go forward with plans for a proposed rail trail intensified Wednesday night during an interruption-filled attempt by the Board of Selectmen to conduct an informational meeting before next week’s special election.

A warrant article approved at Town Meeting by a 210-56 vote last month would have allocated $850,000 for the design and engineering of the trail location within the National Grid corridor, as well as the legal fees and costs for acquisition of easement rights.

But a group of residents against the trail, including abutters, who have been vocal in their opposition, fought the vote, and spearheaded a citizens’ petition that garnered enough signatures to force a town-wide special election slated for next Thursday. Voters will be presented with the same question voted on and approved at Town Meeting.

The two-plus mile, 10-foot wide trail would run from the Swampscott Train Station to the Marblehead line at Seaview Avenue, connecting with the Marblehead rail trail, which also links to trails in Salem.

Before the vote, the Board of Selectmen asked residents to submit questions about the rail trail that were addressed at their regularly scheduled Wednesday night meeting.

More than 60 questions were submitted, but some residents who packed the room wanted to also have their thoughts heard during the session, with chants of “let her speak” heard while one resident tried to make a statement before the questions were read. She was told she could make her statement during resident comment.

The exchange prompted a response from Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen.

“This is a Board of Selectmen meeting,” Dreeben said. “This is not a public forum. This is our meeting. We are a board elected by the public.”

That comment prompted a response by one member of the audience, who said “we are the public.” Dreeben said she was not going to be bullied into changing the agenda.

The rest of the night took a similar tone, as residents told the Selectmen to not advocate while giving their answers to the questions sent in by residents. For an agenda that allocated an hour of time for a rail trail discussion, and 15 minutes of resident comment, the topic ended up taking more than three hours.

Jer Jurma, a member of the Municipal Design Committee and Historic District Commission, said he has lived in Swampscott for 14 years, and the town has an amazing community of people, but “the behavior in the room this evening is the most appalling behavior I’ve seen in 14 years.”

Opponents, including many abutters, expressed their discomfort with eminent domain, with the first set of questions devoted to the topic. Other opposition has included safety and privacy concerns. Residents in support of the trail have spoken about how it would provide free exercise and a way for people to get out in nature.

The informational meeting also comes in the wake of a complaint filed earlier this month by the “Vote No on the June 29th ballot committee” with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. A press release sent by the group states they have banded together to “fight human rights abuse, unrelenting tax increases and questionable political activities in the community of Swampscott.”

The group’s “complaint alleges that Swampscott Town Administrator (Sean Fitzgerald), in blatant disregard for established law has allowed town resources to be used by the ballot committee established by supporters of the ballot question to be voted on by Swampscott voters on June 29,” the release reads.  

“Using taxpayer money to take sides in this debate, before the taxpayers get to decide is unconstitutional and it’s illegal,” said Kim Nassar, chairwoman of the group, in a statement.

Paul Dwyer, another member, said in a statement that “first they want to take our land against our will, then they want to keep increasing our taxes and now they play dirty by using taxpayer money to campaign for their side.”

Fitzgerald, in response, said in a phone interview that he understands there are some heightened emotions but that the town has not violated any campaign finance regulations.

Fitzgerald said in a separate statement that he sent all residents a letter on May 19, providing a summary of important financial actions taken by Town Meeting, including property tax relief and a vote to fund the proposed rail trail.

“We understand that certain residents have filed a complaint with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) concerning this letter and the rail trail project,” Fitzgerald said in a statement. “The town has not received a copy of such complaint and therefore is not in a position to comment on it. However, advisories from OCPF have long concluded that the campaign finance law does not restrict elected and appointed policy-making officials, such as the Board of Selectmen and town administrator, from using public resources to communicate with residents on matters within their jurisdiction, so long as such efforts are unrelated to an election.

“The town is confident that its letter to residents informing residents of the votes taken by Town Meeting on a number of issues, including the rail trail article, was consistent with applicable law, particularly where no referendum petition had been filed at the time when the letter was sent.”


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

 

 

 

Police Log: 6-23-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Allan Chun, 22, of 90 Broadway, Salem, was arrested and charged with unnatural act, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and alcohol from an open container in a motor vehicle at 3:29 a.m. Thursday.

Carolyn Cruz, 45, of 376 Washington St., was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday.

Tanya Hernandez, 45, of 3 Homeland Circle, Saugus, was arrested and charged with attempt to commit a crime and on a warrant charge of larceny from a building at 7:58 p.m. Wednesday.

Latoya Iseghohimen, 42, of 20 Huss Court, was arrested and charged with an unnatural act at 2:59 a.m. Thursday.

Allisa King, of 106 Jackson St., was arrested on a warrant at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday.

Jeanaliz Marinez, 18, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny from a person and assault and battery at 4:11 a.m. Thursday.

Akeem Olivier, 22, of 51 Mall St., was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor, trespassing, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, failure to stop for police, leaving the scene of property damage, use of a motor vehicle without authority, and special speeding violation at 12:20 p.m. Thursday.

Joel Peralta, 41, of 10 Simon St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with attempt to commit a crime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and Class E drug possession at 7:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Jarrid Reese, 29, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and on warrant charges of destruction of property and assault and battery at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday.

Herbert Smith was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of conspiracy, receiving property in false trade, shoplifting by concealing merchandise, shoplifting by asportation, Class A drug possession, and assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at 160 Brookline St.; at 12 p.m. Wednesday at 37 Green St.; at 12:09 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 80 Boston St.; at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday at 144 Brookline St.; at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Marion streets; at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday at 69 Henry Ave.; at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday at 161 Liberty St.; at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Tucker St.; at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday at Hanover and North Common streets; at 4:31 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern Bank at 156 Boston St.; at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday at Canal Street and Needhams Landing Road; at 5:43 p.m. Wednesday at 269 Chestnut St.; at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday at Baldwin and Essex streets; at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Stetson streets; at 12:47 a.m. Thursday at 20 Brimblecom St.; at 10:28 a.m. Thursday at Lynnway and Pleasant Street; at 11:03 a.m. Thursday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday at Baker and Franklin streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Brightwood Terrace.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington Street and Western Avenue; at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday at Frederick Circle and Lynnfield Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday on Lynnway.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday on Willow Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:46 a.m. Wednesday at 4 Colmer Road; at 10:57 a.m. Wednesday at 15R Alley St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 4:28 p.m. Wednesday on State Street; at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday at 312 Union St.; at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday at 147 Munroe St.; at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at 20 Mudge St.; at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday at Joyce and Union streets; at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Smith and Union streets; at 9:51 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Herschel St.; at 4:16 a.m. Thursday on Jefferson Street; at 7:09 a.m. Thursday at 77 Green St.; at 9:02 a.m. Thursday on Market Street; at 9:20 a.m. Thursday at 1071 Western Ave.; at 11:23 a.m. Thursday at Green and Howard streets.

A report of a gunshot at 9:57 p.m. Wednesday at 24 Baker St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street; at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street; at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday on Chatham Street; at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday at Brookline Street and Eastern Avenue; at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday on Farrar Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Shelter at 100 Willow St.

A report of a robbery at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at 38 Market St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 12:48 a.m. Thursday at Commercial and South Common streets.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:14 a.m. Wednesday on Washington Street.

Theft

A report of stolen suboxone at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday on Pond Street.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill at 210S Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday at 7 Summit St. and 33 Centennial Drive; at 2:38 p.m. Thursday at Tedeschi Food Shops at 115 Main St.; at 2:55 p.m. Thursday at 62 Walnut St. and 2 Paleologos St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday at 11 Winnegance Ave.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:45 a.m. Thursday at 13 Kittredge St. Three males with flashlights were reportedly in the backyard. Police reported the resident’s son was locked out of the house.

Fire

A report of a trash barrel on fire at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Beeman Road. The blaze was handled by the fire department.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday at YMCA at 259 Lynnfield St. An iPhone theft was reported.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday at 37B Shore Drive. An attempted breaking and entering to the bedroom door was reported. Police reported the incident was a past vandalism, where several youths were playing. The youths’ parents agreed to incur the cost to repair the door.


REVERE

Arrests

Den Chhay, 36, of 52 Thornton St., Apt. 1, was arrested on warrants at 9:24 p.m. Wednesday.

Susan M. Hayes, 48, homeless, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:01 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:16 p.m. Wednesday on Fenley Street; at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday on Fowler Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday on Copeland Circle; at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday at Master Auto Sales on Broadway; at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday at Enterprise on American Legion Highway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:36 a.m. Wednesday on Railroad Street; at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday at Wendy’s on Furlong Drive; at 10:56 p.m. Wednesday at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Park Avenue; at 11:01 p.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven on Shirley Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:28 p.m. Wednesday at East Boston Savings Bank on Squire Road. Anthony U. Digirolamo, 68, of 28 Nottingham Court, Apt. 511, Lynn, was summoned for larceny; at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday at One Beach Apartments on Beach Street; at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday on Emmet Terrace.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday on Fenno Street; at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday at Wonderland Dog Track on VFW Parkway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday at 194 Central St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:21 p.m. Wednesday at Tom’s Bait and Tackle at 78 Ballard St.; at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday at Playground on Bristow Street. A caller reported a group of youths playing basketball in the playground. Police reported the youths were dispersed.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday at Santander Bank at 323 Broadway; at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday at 213 Walnut St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday at 36 Prospect Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:58 a.m. Wednesday at 35 Parsons Drive.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:11 p.m. Wednesday at 219 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday at Popo’s Olde Fashion Hot Dogs at 168 Humphrey St.; at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday at 30 Humphrey St.

 

Swampscott awarded Green Grant

By GAYLA CAWLEY 

SWAMPSCOTT — Swampscott has been awarded a state Green Communities Competitive Grant totaling $241,287, which town officials plan to use toward installing LED lighting at five public buildings.

“(This) grant announcement is the largest award in the Green Communities program history and represents our administration’s commitment to supporting clean energy efforts for our partners in cities and towns across Massachusetts,” said Gov. Charlie Baker in a statement. “The projects funded by these grants will allow cities and towns across the Commonwealth to reinvest their energy savings in vital public services like schools, public safety, and local infrastructure.”

The grants, with funding totaling more than $14 million, were awarded earlier this week to 72 municipalities, including Swampscott, by the Baker-Polito Administration, through the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Green Communities Division. Grants are capped at $250,000.

Under the Green Communities Act, cities and towns must meet certain criteria to be designated a green community and receive funding — 185 Massachusetts municipalities have currently earned that designation. The grants provide financial support for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that further the designated communities’ clean energy goals, according to information from the Baker-Polito Administration.

Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald said the money is being used to install interior and exterior LED lights, switching from incandescent lights, at five public buildings—Clarke Elementary School, Swampscott High School, Swampscott Public Library, Swampscott Police Station, and Town Hall.

“I’m extremely proud of the direction the town has been taking,” Fitzgerald said. “When you really add this grant to other efforts the town has taken to be a leader with green energy, Swampscott does really stand as one of the leading communities in Massachusetts.”

Fitzgerald pointed out that Swampscott was only one of two communities in Massachusetts that has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Communities list. Wellesley was the other one.

Another effort, he said, has been to aggregate some of the town’s electricity costs over the past couple of years to help provide a 100 percent green energy option to residents. Those efforts, he said, are a real reflection of Swampscott community values.

Michael Scola, director of facilities management, said the local distribution company is National Grid, and the town is working with the preferred expediter, Horizon Solutions, to install the LED lighting. He said the project costs about $333,726, and in addition to the grant funding, National Grid is kicking in about $92,438 in utility incentives, meaning the company is giving the town a rebate for converting to energy efficiency sources.

“This is a benefit of being a green community,” Scola said. “We’re only allowed to do this because Swampscott is a green community.”

Scola said work must be completed by February 2018, but his two priority buildings are Clarke School and the high school, which needs to be done before the end of the summer. He said he would like to do the work at the police station and Town Hall last. Recently, he said work was also done to switch streetlights and the fire station to LED lighting.

He said the projects at the five building buildings funded by the grant will save the town about $56,725 in electrical/utility costs a year, and provide an annual energy usage reduction of 324,901 kWh. Scola said the town’s electricity usage is 3.8 million kWh per year, which would amount to the project providing about an 8.5 percent energy usage reduction.

“This is the fourth time we have received green community grant funding and it will help to further our efforts to reduce the electricity demand on our municipal accounts,” said Peter Kane, director of community development.

This week marked the sixth annual round of DOER Green Communities competitive grants. Other municipalities will use the grants to fund projects including ventilation system upgrades and high efficiency lighting, installation of insulation and energy management systems at municipal buildings and facilities, and installation of LED streetlights, oil-to-gas heating system conversions, electric vehicles, and electric vehicles charging stations.  


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

Police Log: 6-22-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Robert Baggs, 30, of 28 Bristow St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs and Class A drug possession at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Dennys Delarosa, 23, of 67 Grant St., was arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the drug law at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday.

Connor Lachance, 21, of 201 Woodland Ave. North, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and threat to commit a crime at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday.

Maxima Parkinson, 32, was arrested on a warrant charge of shoplifting by asportation at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday.

Daquari Payas, 18, of 43 Sagamore St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Willy Santana, 23, of 28 North Franklin St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug distribution at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday at 58 Sheridan St.; at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday at 35 Washington St.; at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday at Lynn Shore Drive and Ocean Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday at 9 Hutchinsons Court; at 12 p.m. Tuesday at Laighton and Washington streets; at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday at 20 School St.; at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday at 200 South Common St.; at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday at Eastern Avenue and Marianna Street; at 8:51 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Newhall St.; at 8:58 p.m. Tuesday at Chatham and Essex Street; at 7 a.m. Wednesday at 9 Boston St.; at 10:36 a.m. Wednesday at Moulton and Walnut streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday at 30 High St.; at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday at 38-40 Commercial St.; at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at 63 Eastern Ave.; at 7:59 p.m. Tuesday at 20 State St.; at 12:22 a.m. Wednesday at 35 Washington St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday on South Common Street.

A report of an assault at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday on Washington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday at 54 Hanover St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at 347 Cedar Brook Road; at 6:01 a.m. Wednesday at 15 Sanger Ave.; at 9:41 a.m. Wednesday at 17 Bassett St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday at North Shore Community Center at 300 Broad St.; at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 4 Forest St.; at 9:14 p.m. Tuesday at 73 New Park St.; at 9:18 p.m. Tuesday at State Street Liquors at 44 State St.; at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Light St.; at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at 28 High Rock St.; at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday at Franklin Street and Western Avenue; at 9:39 a.m. Wednesday at 35 Alley St.

A report of a gunshot at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday at 379 Chestnut St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday on Chancery Court; at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday on Chatham Street; at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday on Light Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday at 21 Cedar Brook Road; at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday at 100 Willow St.; at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday at 92 Chestnut St.; at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday at 28 Houghton St.; at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Cottage St.; at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday at 77 Brookline St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday at 104 Hanover St.


MALDEN

Theft

A report of a larceny from a person at 2:38 a.m. Tuesday at Albion and Salem streets.

MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Anacleto Rene Juarez, 26, of 81 Sagamore St., Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with five counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of personal injury, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday on Atlantic Avenue. A 911 transfer reported a woman screaming for help. A woman stated she had witnessed a road rage incident on Phillips Street, and the victim was in a silver Nissan and the other vehicle was a late model black Chevy truck. The truck reportedly passed her and got in front of her. He then backed up and struck her before taking off. The original caller stated that she was involved in an accident while driving in Marblehead, and said she was in fear of the other vehicle and was able to get a picture of the truck. A man reported that he was driving his nephew’s truck and was involved in an accident, stating that a gray Nissan hit his truck and drove off. The man, Anacleto Rene Juarez, 26, of Lynn, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of personal injury, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

Complaints

A woman reported at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday on Gerry Street that a rock had previously been thrown through a window pane at her house, possibly on Sunday or Monday. The window was next to her front door.

A report of a disturbance at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday on Knights Hill Road. An anonymous caller reported a loud party on the porch. Five people on the porch were told by police to quiet down.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:39 a.m. Tuesday at Allston Terrace and Allston Street; at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at Mystic Valley Parkway and Winthrop Street; at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday at Pure Hockey at 70 Salem St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday at 75 Station Landing.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:09 a.m. Tuesday at 32 Morton Ave.; at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday at 53 Auburn St.; at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at 52 Newbern Ave.

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday at 12 Pearl St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:40 p.m. Monday at 575 Main St.; at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at West Medford Commuter Rail at 481 High St.; at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday at 72 Light Guard Drive.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday at 103 Pine Ridge Road; at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at 110 Windsor Road; at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Bellevue St.; at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday at Colonial Nissan of Medford at 104 Mystic Ave.; at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at 22 Linden St.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 4:43 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Emerson St.


PEABODY

Arrests

Mark W. Lendall, 42, of 29 Hamilton Road, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense, leaving the scene of property damage, and marked lanes violation at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of operating under the influence of liquor at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday at 212 Bartholomew St. A motorist reported an erratic driver who struck a tree, left the scene and then stopped and walked away from the vehicle. Mark W. Lendall, 42, of 29 Hamilton Road, was found in the area on foot and was arrested for OUI liquor.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.; at 7:14 a.m. Wednesday at First Ave. and 245 Lynnfield St.; at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday at Highliner Foods at 801 Jubilee Drive; at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.; at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday at 265 Lowell St. and 2 Gilmore Terrace.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at 136 Main St.; at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at Chateau Royale Condominium at 500 Northshore Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday at 5 Tracey St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Mulberry Drive; at 5:41 p.m. Tuesday at 51 Keys Drive; at 1:31 a.m. Wednesday at St. Johns School at 19 Chestnut St. A caller reported youths playing basketball keeping her up. The group of youths were sent on their way.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:59 p.m. Tuesday at 261 Newbury St. A caller reported an unknown man peeking in her windows, before he left on a bicycle toward JRM; at 3:09 a.m. Wednesday at 21 Caller St. A caller reported two men possibly attempting to break into vehicles.

A report of threats at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at Hertz Local Edition at 108 Newbury St. A manager reported he was contacted by phone by a renter’s boyfriend who threatened that he was going to come by and kill the manager.

Fire

A report of a stove fire at 9:56 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Ray St. The fire was extinguished.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:21 p.m. Tuesday at Fairweather Apartments at 20 Central St. A caller reported a coat worth approximately $150 was stolen from her apartment.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:12 p.m. Tuesday at Teachable Moments at 1 Centennial Drive. An employee’s car was reportedly keyed; at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Knights of Columbus at 96 Main St. The fire department reported someone had placed paper in the women’s bathroom sink and lit the paper on fire.


REVERE

Arrests

Joseph Belibasakis, 22, of 71 Summer St., was arrested and charged with mayhem and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:23 a.m. Tuesday on Winthrop Avenue; at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday at Citizens Bank on Broadway; at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at Bank of America on American Legion Highway; at 4:11 p.m. Tuesday at Vinal Street and Broadway. Mark H. Hidden, 34, of 24 Hall St., Apt. 3, was summoned for operating under the influence of drugs, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger and child 5-12 without a seatbelt; at 8:53 p.m. Tuesday on Squire Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday on South Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7 a.m. Tuesday on Whitin Avenue; at 2:31 p.m. Tuesday at Lee’s Trailer Park on Revere Beach Parkway; at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday at BK’s Bar & Grille on Ocean Avenue; at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday at Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday at Market Basket on Squire Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at Walgreens on Broadway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:21 a.m. Tuesday at Eastern Avenue and Ballard Street; at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at East Saugus United Methodist Church at 83 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday at Big Y at 357 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:22 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Atkinson Drive; at 7:09 p.m. Tuesday at Breakheart Reservation at 177 Forest St. State Police reported receiving a call for 16 youths driving scooters by the beach. Police reported the youths have been dispersed.

A report of road rage at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday at Essex Plaza at 463 Essex St. A caller reported a man driving a car began tailgating him as he left the Square One Mall, following him to Essex Street Plaza where he threw a glass bottle at his vehicle.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Denise Bradley, 50, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled at 12:08 p.m. Tuesday.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday on Dory Way.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday at 270 Puritan Road.

Swampscott gets a charge out of lower electricity rates

SWAMPSCOTT — Residents using the Swampscott Community Power Program will see lower prices next month.

“Swampscott is leading the way with green power and I am really excited to report that we have locked in a two-year price that will provide price stability and budget predictability for Swampscott rate payers,” said Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald in a statement. “By participating in this voluntary program, Swampscott residents will help ensure that program participants can avoid costly increases in electricity costs until 2019.”

Town officials have secured a new supply agreement as part of its electricity aggregation program, which continues the the town’s green electricity program “while also providing price stability, surety and long-term favorable rates to residents and businesses in the community,” officials said.

Prices will lower for customers taking advantage of the program for a second time in July.

The standard offering, which provides 100 percent green energy, will lower from 10.343 to 10 cents per kWh. The greener option, which provides 100 percent green energy and includes an extra 20 percent from renewable energy projects in New England, will lower from 11.009 to 10.10 cents per kWh. The basic option, which does not integrate any additional renewable energy, will be reduced from 10.285 to 9.95 cents per kWh, officials said.

The new prices will be in effect from July 2017 to July 2019 meter reads. During that time, National Grid basic service prices will fluctuate, and may at times be lower than the program price, but customers can opt out of the community power program at any time, officials said.

Peter Kane, director of community development, said 76.5 percent of all electric accounts in town, including business and residential, are part of the Swampscott Community Power program.

The program’s current six-month contract with Constellation NewEnergy will expire in July. The new prices are based on a new 24-month contract for electricity supply between the town and Agera Energy, and apply to all rate classes, including residential, commercial, and industrial accounts. Prices will impact the supplier services portion of the participants’ National Grid bills, officials said.

Kane said the purpose of the program is to constantly change suppliers at the end of the contract to find new suppliers with better rates that will still offer the green power.

By bulk purchasing electricity for the entire community through the program, town officials are working to make electricity costs more predictable and more stable, to bring 100 percent green energy to the town, and to give participants more control over the price and environmental characteristics of the electricity they use, officials said.

Fitzgerald said he wanted to recognize Kane for working with town boards and committees to maintain Swampscott’s commitment to sustainability leadership in Massachusetts. He said the town was and remains one of the first communities in the state to provide 100 percent green electricity to program participants.

Officials said Swampscott is on track to have reduced its carbon footprint by more than 32,000 tons since its January 2016 program launch, which is the equivalent of taking more than 3,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

“This is something every citizen in Swampscott and Massachusetts can be proud about,” Fitzgerald said in a statement.

 

Police Log: 6-21-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Anachy Candelario, of 48 Northern Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 2:18 a.m. Tuesday.

Amanda Harnois, 26, of 16 Woodline St., Roxbury, was arrested on a warrant charge of sexual conduct for a fee at 4:16 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:52 p.m. Monday at 45 Lowell St.; at 4:49 p.m. Monday at 67 Franklin St.; at 5:39 a.m. Tuesday at 411 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:20 p.m. Monday at Albion and Summer streets; at 6:20 p.m. Monday at 909 Western Ave.; at 8:31 p.m. Monday at Kimball Road and Lynn Shore Drive; at 6:22 a.m. Tuesday at 71 Millard Ave.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 4:37 p.m. Monday on Washington Street.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 10:23 p.m. Monday on Lynnfield Street.

A report of an assault at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:56 p.m. Monday at 126 Union St.; at 2:15 p.m. Monday at 83 Bellevue Road; at 4:11 p.m. Monday at 182 Chestnut St.; at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday at 90 Green St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:07 a.m. Tuesday at 319 Cedar Brook Road; at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday at 373 Cedar Brook Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:01 p.m. Monday at 7 Hood St.; at 1:53 p.m. Monday at 65 Memorial Park Ave.; at 4:16 p.m. Monday at 95 Pleasant St.; at 4:48 p.m. Monday at Platform Central Square on Central Square; at 6:46 p.m. Monday at 44 Estes St.; at 7:09 p.m. Monday at 61 New Park St.; at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday at Fiske Avenue and Marianna Street; art 10:28 a.m. Tuesday at 101 Central Ave.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:19 p.m. Monday at 21 Light St.; at 5:26 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Lewis streets; at 5:46 p.m. Monday at 7 Liberty Square.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Tarmey Lane.


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:09 p.m. Friday at 100 Walnut St. and 425 Market St.; at 6:45 p.m. Monday on Condon Circle; at 10:39 a.m. Saturday on Condon Circle; at 2:23 p.m. Saturday at Center Market at 588 Main St.; at 12:12 p.m. Monday at 903 Essex Village.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:49 p.m. Saturday at 856 Salem St.; at 11:29 a.m. Sunday on Condon Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:39 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Assumption Convent at 40 Grove St. A 59-year-old man was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:16 p.m. Saturday on Bridle Path. A parked vehicle with a broken window was reported.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious auto at 7:42 p.m. Saturday on Olde Towne Road. A child was reportedly in a woman’s yard and told her he was looking for rabbits.

A report of a disturbance at 9:37 p.m. Saturday on Juniper Road; at 9:58 p.m. Saturday at Juniper and Candlewood roads; at 10:40 p.m. Saturday at 20 Edward Ave.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods Market at 100 Market St. A woman reported her purse was stolen.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 8:08 a.m. Tuesday at 20 Carpenter Road.

MARBLEHEAD

Overdose

A report of an opioid overdose at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Street. A caller reported she overdosed on cocaine via snorting and was also having a panic attack. She stated that she did the drugs at a party and had only done cocaine one time. Police reported it was likely an anxiety attack.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday at 243 Washington St. and 1 Allens Lane; at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Tracey St. A resident stated that a window screen was cut the prior night, but nothing was missing from the home.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:33 a.m. Tuesday at Family Estates Cooperative at 154 Newbury St. A male was reportedly throwing objects around the home and breaking things; at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at Federal Express at 4 Lakeland Park Drive.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday at 29 Rockdale Ave. A caller reported that a man had knocked at her door saying that she had called for his service. The man was described as wearing a hard hat and carrying a package, and he was at a neighbor’s house. Police reported the man works for the company that is changing out the electrical meters for PMLP.

A report of a suspicious substance at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday at Catholic Charities at 13 Pulaski St. A passing motorist reported there was a spill on the roadway. Police checked the area and reported there was a dried up spot on Pulaski near Gardner Street, but there were no hazards on the street.

Theft

A report of larceny by check at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday at Gaeta Enterprises at 14 Newbury St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Hancock St.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Market Basket on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:30 a.m. Monday on Brown Circle. Israel A. Macario, 28, of 65 Johnson St., Lynn, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 10:38 a.m. Monday on Copeland Circle; at 11:20 a.m. Monday at Speedway on Squire Road; at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cataldo Insurance on American Legion Highway; at 1:45 p.m. Monday on Brown Circle; at 2:25 p.m. Monday at Brothers Auto Repair on Broadway; at 5:19 p.m. Monday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 5:32 p.m. Monday on Brown Circle; at 5:35 p.m. Monday on Park Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:58 p.m. Monday on Shirley Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:19 a.m. Monday at Garfield School on Garfield Avenue; at 9:57 a.m. Monday at Leverett and Broadsound avenues; at 1:39 p.m. Monday at Revere City Hall on Broadway; at 3:45 p.m. Monday on Beach Street; at 7:33 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Hutchinson Street; at 10:35 p.m. Monday at Stop & Shop on Furlong Drive.

A report of shots fired at 4:33 p.m. Monday at Walgreens on Broadway.

A report of a kidnapping at 9:07 p.m. Monday on George Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:40 a.m. Monday on Endicott Avenue; at 12:21 p.m. Monday on Revere Street; at 6:34 p.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 2:23 a.m. Monday on Vane Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:59 a.m. Monday at 79 Winter St. A caller reported a single vehicle rollover into a telephone pole. A pickup truck on its side was reported, with everyone out of the vehicle; at 3:13 p.m. Monday at 26 Susan Drive. A caller reported a car into a tree. One person was taken to Salem Hospital; at 3:19 p.m. Saturday at Marshalls at 655 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:47 p.m. Monday at Broadway and Walnut Street; at 2 p.m. Monday at Breakheart Reservation at 177 Forest St.; at 7:21 a.m. Monday at Eastern Avenue and Ballard Street.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 1:56 p.m. Monday at 26 Newhall St. A caller reported she heard footsteps in her attic, along with a loud bang. She was unsure if there was a person in her house, or an animal.

A report of a disturbance at 3:22 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Atkinson Drive.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 3:46 p.m. Monday at Kohls at 333 Broadway; at 7:10 p.m. Monday at IHOP at 114 Broadway.

Locals get job done in North/South All-Star game

FILE PHOTO
Classical’s Tyler Way hit an RBI-single in the North’s 8-5 win over the South. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

BOSTON — There was no shortage of local stars representing the North Shore and their respective high school baseball teams at the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Eight local players took part in the contest and helped the North All-Star team to an 8-5 win over the All-Stars from the South at BC High’s Monan Park.

To add to the North’s local ties, the team was coached by St. John’s Prep’s Dan Letarte and Lynn Classical’s Mike Zukowski.

Both Letarte and Zukowski were appreciative of the opportunity to coach a roster full of local talents.

“It’s an honor to even be thought about for coaching a game like this,” Zukowski said. “Then when you get here, there’s not much coaching. These kids have all done an excellent job in their four years playing high school baseball.”

“It’s nice to see our kids representing,” Letarte said. “You hear about the great seasons at Methuen, Lynn Classical. Then you see their kids play and you can see why they had great years so it was definitely an honor.”

The key to the North’s win was a six-run rally in the bottom of the second inning that turned a 1-1 tie into a 7-1 lead. From there, the North stars never looked back.

Down 1-0 in the bottom of the first, St. John’s Prep’s Dan Frey scored on Belmont’s Cal Christofori’s, who won the game’s MVP award, RBI sacrifice fly to tie the game at 1-1.

The North bats exploded for six runs in the bottom of the second. Peabody’s Nick Palma led off the inning with a single and scored on an RBI single by Lynnfield’s Nick Aslanian. Classical’s Tyler Way followed with an RBI single to make it a 3-1 North lead. Frey kept the rally alive with a two-RBI single, plating Aslanian and Way to bump the lead to 5-1. Two batters later, Frey raced home on a wild pitch to make it 6-1. Austin Prep’s Brendan Barry added a sac fly to pad the North’s advantage to 7-1.

“Lot of hey hits,” Letarte said. “Nick Palma started it off and Dan Frey came up with a big hit. Cal Christofori had a big double. Just a lot of big hits and putting the ball in play was all it was. That six-run inning was definitely the key in an 8-5 game.”

The North stars added another run in the bottom of the third when Palma scored on an error for the 8-1 lead.

“We said to them ‘if you want to steal, steal, if you want to bunt, bunt,.’ We just stressed to them ‘go out and have fun.’ We wanted to make the last game a win,” Zukowski said. “We had some good play out there tonight.”

The South stars added one in the fourth to slim the deficit to 8-2 when Martha’s Vineyard’s Jonas Lukowitz hit an RBI single to bring home East Bridgewater’s Mike Koury, who tripled to lead the inning.

The North ran into trouble in the seventh when Methuen’s Brendan O’Shea, who came on in relief, walked in three runs to make it an 8-5 game. Luckily for Letarte and the North, O’Shea calmed down and ended the threat to seal the win.

“We let Brendan pitch and he got out of it,” Letarte said. “I told him he can still tell his kids he closed the Eastern Mass. All-Star Game regardless of giving up three runs.”

The local players who took part in Tuesday’s game were Malden Catholic’s Kellen Field and Jake Horrigan, Lynnfield’s Aslanian and Justin Juliano, Classical’s Way, Peabody’s Palma, St. John’s Frey and Swampscott’s Louis Olivieri. Aslanian got the start for the North on the mound and tossed two innings.

Both Zukowski and Letarte agreed that the players on their roster served as a strong indication towards the high level of local baseball talent.

“The kids were doing their jobs,” Zukowski said. “They knew whether we needed a sac fly or not, and they didn’t go up there swinging for the fences. It was good baseball and it goes to show the North Shore is talented.”

“The North Shore has good talent and they all contributed in this game, which was wonderful. It was good to see them all contribute,” Letarte added.

A handful of the players from Tuesday’s North/South game were selected to play in Saturday’s Mass./Connecticut game. That group includes Field, Frey and Juliano.

Police Log: 6-20-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Raymond Bryant, 63, was arrested and charged with drinking in public at 11:35 a.m. Monday.

William Mejia was arrested on warrant charges of nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, trespassing, disturbing the peace, shoplifting by asportation, disorderly conduct and malicious damage to a motor vehicle at 10:23 a.m. Monday.

Kenneth Newman, 52, of 1145 Washington St., Boston, was arrested and charged with larceny from a building, Class A drug possession, violation of the city knife ordinance, and carrying a dangerous weapon at 5:56 p.m. Sunday.

Dennis Reed, 38, of 100 Edgemere, was arrested and charged with possession of a burglarious instrument, destruction of property, and attempt to commit a crime at 10:32 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:27 p.m. Sunday at 233 Chestnut St.; at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at 35 Washington St.; at 7:40 a.m. Monday at Holyoke and Walnut streets; at 8:25 a.m. Monday on Arlington Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:53 a.m. Monday at 6 Rockaway St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:55 a.m. Monday at 382 Essex St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 9:10 p.m. Sunday on Oxford Street; at 1:55 a.m. Monday on Lynn Shore Drive.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:53 p.m. Sunday at 37 Locust St.; at 9:41 p.m. Sunday at 28 Dearborn Ave.; at 12:19 p.m. Monday at 28 Mayfair St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:56 a.m. Sunday on Broadway; at 12:41 p.m. Sunday at 7 Liberty Square; at 3:39 p.m. Sunday at Green Tea at 751 Lynnway; at 8:58 p.m. Sunday on Princeton Terrace; at 12:04 a.m. Monday at 66 Laighton St.; at 1:18 a.m. Monday at 60 Fayette St.; at 1:45 a.m. Monday at 7 Moulton St.; at 10:41 a.m. Monday at 330 Lynnway.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:27 p.m. Sunday on Summer Street; at 10:15 p.m. Sunday on President Street.

Theft

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 1:13 p.m. Sunday at 54 Lovers Leap Ave.; at 5:56 p.m. Sunday at 7 Cressey Place.

A report of a larceny at 4:28 p.m. Sunday at 238 Union St.; at 9:50 p.m. Sunday at 176 Franklin St.; at 10:01 p.m. Sunday at Green Tea at 751 Lynnway; at 10:13 a.m. Monday at 78 Whiting St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:22 a.m. Monday at 25 Eastern Ave.; at 10:07 a.m. Monday at 60 Woodman St.


MALDEN

Assaults

A report of an assault with a dangerous weapon at 10:45 p.m. Friday on Adams Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:38 p.m. Friday at Sega Auto Sales on Ferry Street.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 11:07 a.m. Saturday on Columbia Street.

MEDFORD

Arrests

Jeffrey Etter, 37, of 141 Grant Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:48 a.m. Friday.

Michael Treadwell, 24, of 247 Forest St., was arrested and charged with three counts of larceny, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, number plate violation and on a warrant at 9:38 a.m. Saturday.

Rasheed Suarez, 37, of 70 Blue Hill Ave., Boston, was arrested and charged with failure to register as a sex offender and on a warrant at 9:35 p.m. Saturday.

Gary Jeune, 33, of 19 Marston St., was arrested and charged with miscellaneous statutory violation at 1:01 p.m. Monday.

Mark Hatch, 55, of 4 Ashland St., was arrested and charged with miscellaneous statutory violation at 1:01 p.m. Monday.

William Severino, 33, of 99 Riverside Ave., was arrested and charged with miscellaneous statutory violation, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct at 1:01 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:03 p.m. Friday on Salem Street; at 5:10 p.m. Friday at BJ’s Warehouse at 909 Fellsway; at 7:18 p.m. Friday at Five Guys at 65 Station Landing; at 8:48 p.m. Friday at Brookline Bank at 201 Salem St.; at 9:04 p.m. Friday at Demets Donuts at 199 Mystic Ave.; at 8:59 a.m. Saturday at Mystic Valley Parkway and Winthrop Street; at 11:16 a.m. Saturday at Clematis Road and Doonan Street; at 1:06 p.m. Saturday at Oasis Brazilian Steakhouse at 373 Main St.; at 7:59 p.m. Saturday at 11 Commercial St.; at 1:58 p.m. Sunday at 27 St James Road; at 2 p.m. Sunday at Orchard and Winthrop streets; at 4:12 p.m. Sunday at 75 Fountain St.; at 9:03 a.m. Sunday at Alexander Avenue and Main Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:16 p.m. Friday at 12 Hadley Place; at 6:18 a.m. Saturday at 12 Hadley Place; at 9:34 a.m. Saturday at 8 Yale St.; at 3:53 p.m. Saturday at 73 Almont St.; at 10:09 p.m. Saturday at 20 Warren St.; at 7:31 a.m. Sunday at Shop N Go Inc. at 374 Salem St.; at 10:29 a.m. Sunday at 53 Fellsway West.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:12 a.m. Saturday at 12 Pearl St.; at 2:26 p.m. Sunday at 42 Bower St.; at 2:28 p.m. Sunday at Planet Fitness at 686 Fellsway St.; at 8:45 a.m. Monday at 106 Fellsway West.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:14 a.m. Sunday 29 Capen St.; at 1:21 p.m. Sunday at Senior Center at 101 Riverside Ave.; at 12:19 a.m. Sunday at 1 Riverside Ave.


PEABODY

Arrests

Dennis J. Caufield Jr., 26, of 24 Estes St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with two counts of Class B drug possession with intent to distribute, Class A drug distribution with intent to distribute, Class C drug possession with intent to distribute and operating after a revoked license at 12:34 p.m. Monday.

James R. Legault Jr., 28, of 88 Green St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with two counts of Class B drug possession with intent to distribute, Class A drug possession with intent to distribute, Class C drug possession with intent to distribute and on a warrant at 12:34 p.m. Monday.

Matheus Lula, 25, of 76 Walnut St., Apt. 4, was arrested on a warrant at 11:56 a.m. Monday

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle at 6:56 a.m. Monday at 21 Benevento Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:10 a.m. Monday at Peabody Shell at 85 Lynnfield St.; at 8:58 a.m. Monday at Carroll School at 60 Northend St.; at 1:27 p.m. Monday at 0 Route 128 South and 208 Andover St.; at 2:58 p.m. Monday at 133 Main St. and 2 Pierpont St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:27 a.m. Monday at 18 Brentwood Drive.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:14 a.m. Monday at Sunoco at 144 Newbury St.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 6:18 a.m. Monday at 156 Shore Drive. A motorist reported car parts all over the road and a parked black Lexus with heavy front end damage. An officer reported speaking to the owner who stated that the front tire blew out on the car, which caused all of the damage.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 1:12 p.m. Monday at 22 Hancock St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:11 a.m. Monday at Leather City Commons at 77 Lowell St. A citizen reported vandalism to a fence near water canal at Leather City Commons. An officer reported two spindles slightly bent.


REVERE

Arrests

Austin Thomas Ferreira, 27, of 55 W Britannia St., Taunton, was arrested and charged with  shoplifting by concealing merchandise second offense at 8:37 p.m. Saturday.

Timothy L. Jackson, 49, of 10 Summer St., Apt. 3, Amesbury, was arrested on a warrant at 10:06 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:12 p.m. Friday on Copeland Circle; at 4:04 p.m. Friday at North Shore Road and Dehon Street; at 7:55 p.m. Friday on Brown Circle; at 9:58 p.m. Friday on Lincoln Street; at 10:06 p.m. Friday at Salem and Franklin streets; 10:47 p.m. Friday at One Stop Convenience on Revere Street; at 10:21 p.m. Saturday on State Road; at 10:27 p.m. Saturday on Hyde Street; at 10:51 p.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 10:56 p.m. Saturday on Cummings Avenue; at 11:17 p.m. Saturday on Cheever Street; at 12:06 a.m. Sunday on Kilburn Street; at 12:18 a.m. Sunday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 12:50 a.m. Sunday at Slades Mill on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:51 a.m. Sunday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway. Ismael Guzman, 23, of 206 Western Ave, Lynn, was summoned for leaving an accident scene after property damage; at 5 a.m. Sunday at Speakeasy on Broadway; at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Broadway. A 17-year-old juvenile was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 3:58 p.m. Sunday at Broadway Convenient on Broadway; at 7:25 p.m. Sunday on Centennial Avenue; at 7:49 p.m. Sunday at Janvrin Avenue and Trevalley Road; at 9:35 p.m. Sunday on State Road.

A report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle at 10:09 a.m. Sunday on Squire Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:58 a.m. Saturday on Griswold Street. Mike C. Petrillo, 34, of 100 Home St., Malden, was summoned for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; at 2:24 p.m. Saturday at Shirley Avenue Bath House on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 10:08 p.m. Saturday on Derby Road.

A report of an assault and battery at 2:57 p.m. Sunday on Roughan Street.

Breaking and Entering
A report of a breaking and entering at 3:48 p.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue. A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested for threat to commit a crime.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:54 a.m. Friday at Wendy’s on Squire Road; at 11:55 a.m. Friday on Shirley Avenue; at 1:18 p.m. Friday on Taft Street; at 6:12 p.m. Friday at Broadway and School Street; at 6:58 p.m. Friday on Jones Road; at 8:24 p.m. Friday at McDonald’s on Squire Road; at 1:16 a.m. Saturday on Reservoir Avenue; at 1:44 a.m. Saturday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 2:15 a.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 3:58 a.m. Saturday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 2:51 p.m. Saturday on Dehon Street; at 4:11 p.m. Saturday at Lee’s Trailer Park on Revere Beach Parkway; at 8:12 p.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 9:05 p.m. Saturday on Hichborn Street; at 9:06 p.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 9:26 p.m. Saturday at Hyde and Beach streets; at 9:45 p.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 9:58 p.m. Saturday on Victoria Street; at 9:58 p.m. Saturday on Nahant Avenue; at 10:12 p.m. Saturday at Antonia’s at the Beach on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on Prospect Street; at 1:42 a.m. Sunday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 1:45 a.m. Sunday on Prospect Avenue; at 1:56 a.m. Sunday on Orvis Road; at 2 a.m. Sunday on Barrett Street; at 2:22 a.m. Sunday on Reservoir Avenue; at 3:02 a.m. Sunday on Prospect Avenue; at 9:16 a.m. Sunday on Beach Street; at 5:34 p.m. Sunday at Revere Beach Train Station on Shirley Avenue; at 7:03 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Court; at 9:26 p.m. Sunday on Glendale Street; at 10:06 p.m. Sunday on Hichborn Street; at 11:02 p.m. Sunday at Exeter House on Charger Street; at 11:23 p.m. Sunday on Ward Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 9:50 a.m. Friday on Squire Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 8:29 a.m. Friday at Revere High School on School Street; at 12:11 p.m. Saturday on Oakwood Avenue; at 9:52 a.m. Sunday on Dolphin Avenue; at 4:01 p.m. Sunday on Arnold Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:29 a.m. Friday on Rice Avenue; at 8:36 p.m. Saturday at Taco Bell on Squire Road.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:17 p.m. Friday at McDonald’s at 127 Broadway. A vehicle into a pole with entrapment was reported by multiple callers. The fire captain reported a motor vehicle into a telephone pole with a single occupant, but there was no entrapment. The person was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and the vehicle was towed.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:23 a.m. Saturday at Best Buy/Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway; at 1:40 p.m. Sunday at 92 Lincoln Ave. Multiple callers reported a car into a telephone pole; at 6:32 p.m. Sunday at 590 Lincoln Ave.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at WROL Radio Station at 70 Salem Turnpike.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Memorial Elementary School at 25 Hurd Ave. An employee reported male youths on the property smoking and drinking on the playground. Police reported walking around the school and speaking with several parents, and found that the call was unfounded.

A report of a disturbance at 9:51 a.m. Saturday at Burger King/Janco Central at 1449 Broadway. A caller reportedly witnessed two men fighting in the parking lot and one had a hammer. Police reported speaking to several people in the parking lot and restaurant, who stated they did not see anyone fighting; at 4:08 p.m. Saturday at Friendly’s at 777 Broadway.

Fire

A report of a fire at 6:41 p.m. Saturday at 21 Newhall Ave. A caller reported a fire on her stove.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6 p.m. Sunday at 39 Summit Ave. A woman reported she had been seeing a man for about a week, and since that time, she is missing $500.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:42 a.m. Saturday at 27 Spring St. A caller reported someone had thrown ice cream all over her vehicle. Police reported an ongoing issue with a neighborhood teen.

 

 

 

Police Log: 6-19-2017

 

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

LYNN

Arrests

Andrea Jackson, of 33 Howard St. was arrested at 12:01 p.m. Saturday on warrant charges for sexual conduct for fee, and possession of class A and E Drugs.

Dennis Kozdra, 74, of 100 Willow St., was arrested at 12:59 p.m. Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct, threatening to commit crime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on police officer.

Kathryn McCallan, of 98 South Common St. was arrested at 2:39 a.m. Friday on warrant charges for larceny from building and breaking and entry for felony.

James McKenna, of 36 Western ave, was arrested at 7:47 p.m. Saturday on warrant charges for failure to yield at an intersection, operating under the influence (4th offense), and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Taylor Mills, was arrested at 12:06 p.m. Friday on warrant charges for breaking and entry for misdemeanor, intimidating a witness, two counts of possession of class B drugs, possession of class B, A, and B drugs, and four counts of possession of class E drugs.

James Morache, 65, of 65 Centre St., was arrested at 4:08 p.m. Friday and charged with  violating parole.

Calixto Perez, 31,  of 11 Elmwood St., was arrested at 9:15 p.m. Saturday and charged with ordinance violation: drinking in public, and possession of alcoholic beverage.

Rufino Perez, 30, of 138 Chatham St., was arrested at 7:23 p.m. Saturday and charged with operating under the influence, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, and failure to drive in the right lane.

Marvin Smith, 55 , of 148 Liberty St., was arrested at 3:23 p.m. Friday and charged with urinating in public.

Hector Torres, of 413 Western Ave., was arrested at 1:09 p.m. Friday on warrant charges for shoplifting by asportation, and arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:57 a.m. Friday at 55 Broad St.; at 6:24 a.m. at 20 High Rock Terrace; at 1:36 p.m. Friday at Market Street and Oxford Street; at 5:23 p.m. Friday at 298 Union St.; at 5:42 p.m. Friday at Tracey Avenue and Western Avenue; at 6:17 p.m. Friday at 899 Western Ave; at 6:43 p.m. Friday at 932 Lynnfield St.; at 6:44 p.m. Friday at Broad Street and Market Street; at 10:39 p.m. Friday at 111 Western Ave.; at 11:22 p.m. Friday at Chatham Street and Western Avenue; at 12:07 a.m. Saturday at Humphrey Street; at 12:31 a.m. Saturday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 1:00 a.m. Saturday at Empire Street and Essex Street; at 1:57 a.m. Saturday at 520 Chatham St.;  at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Cooper Street and Western Avenue; at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at 35 Washington St.; at 4:20 p.m. Saturday at Chatham street and Maple Street;at 6:09 p.m. Saturday at 117 Jefferson St.; at 9:19 p.m. Saturday at Lynnway and Tudor Street; at 2:17 a.m. Sunday at Mcdonalds on 60 Boston St.; at 2:17 a.m. Sunday at 77 Bowler St.; at 4:16 a.m. Sunday at 57 Eastern Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:29 a.m. Friday at Essex Street and Essex Court; at 10:37 at Essex Avenue and Essex Street; at 9:35 p.m. Friday at Waitt Avenue and Western Avenue; at 11:18 a.m. Saturday at Belleaire Avenue and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run at 4:55 p.m. Friday at Boston Street and Ford Street; at 7: 25 p.m. Friday at 5 Belvidere Place; at 9:45 p.m. Friday at 66 Rogers Ave.; at 9:54 p.m. Friday at 8 Union Court; at 11:13 p.m. Friday at 66 Rogers Ave.; at 11:23 p.m. Friday at 70 Rogers Ave.; at 1:48 a.m. Saturday at 624 Chestnut Street; at 2:26 a.m. Saturday at 30 High St.; at 3:25 p.m. Saturday at 51 High Rock St.; at 4:59 p.m. Saturday at 72 Orchard St.

Assault

A report of an assault at 9:55 p.m. Saturday at 487 Walnut St.

A report of an assault and battery at 6:55 p.m. Friday at 534 Essex St.;

Breaking and Entry

A report of breaking and entry at 3:04 p.m. Friday at 6 Chase Rd.

A report of breaking and entry to a motor vehicle at 2:03 a.m. Saturday at 32 Magnolia Ave.; at 9:26 a.m. Saturday at 238 Lake View Ave.; at 10:34 a.m. Saturday at 134 Euclid Ave.; at 12:41 p.m. Saturday at 40 Mayfair St.; at 1:31 p.m. Saturday at 36 Mayfair St.; at 5:55 p.m. Saturday at 71 Mayfair St.; at 9:53 p.m. Saturday at 9 Archer St.

Fire

A report of a fire at 9:23 p.m. Friday at 170 S Common St.; at 3:08 p.m. Saturday at 40 Park St.; at 3:24 p.m. Saturday at 66 Vine St.; at 9:05 p.m. Saturday at 45 Tudor St.; at 8:05 a.m. Sunday at 148 S. Common St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:25 p.m. Friday at Strawberry Avenue; at 6:25 p.m. Saturday at Fays Avenue; at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Western Avenue; at 11:02 a.m. Sunday at State Street.

Theft

A report of larceny at 12:21 a.m. Friday at 109 Walnut St.; at 11:52 a.m. Friday at 176 Broad St.; at 10:35 a.m. Saturday at 89 Liberty St.; at 12:33 p.m. Saturday at Family Dollar at 200 Union St.; at 6:35 p.m. Saturday at 55 Mt. Pleasant Street.

A report of a robbery at 4:57 a.m. Friday at 55 Broad St.; at 2:10 p.m. Saturday at Henry Avenue and Washington Street;

Vandalism

A report of a vandalism at 10:01 a.m. Friday at Boston Street and Federal Street; at 1:07 p.m. Friday at 59 Newhall St.; at 3:14 p.m. Friday at 80 Park St.; at 8:33 p.m. Saturday at 585 Essex St.;

A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 1:30 p.m. Friday at 35 Wyman St.; at 5:32 a.m. Saturday at 114 Ontario St.; at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at 183 Chestnut St.; at 8:12 p.m. Saturday at Silsbee Street; at 8:44 p.m. Saturday at Burrill Avenue;


MEDFORD

Arrests

An arrest was made at 11:48 a.m. Friday at 141 Grant Ave for fighting, reportedly.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:39 p.m. Friday at Winthrop Street; at 2:30 p.m. Friday at 11 Bradbury Ave.

Complaints

A report of shoplifting at 2:03 p.m. Friday at CVS at 590 Fellsway

Theft

A report of larceny at 8:22 a.m. Friday at 34 Wareham St.


PEABODY

Arrests

Scott G. Bettencourt, 19, of 7 Ayer St., was arrested at 2:01 a.m. Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct.

Sage Miller, 41, of 8 Proctor St., was arrested at 3:23 a.m. Sunday and charged with operating under the influence.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:41 a.m. Saturday at 29 Howley St. and 93 Walnut St.; at 11:47 a.m. Saturday at Chandlers Ice Cream at 86 Andover St.; at 2:58 p.m. Saturday at 5 Central St.; at 4:06 p.m. Saturday at 210 Andover St.; at 9:41 a.m. Sunday at 2 Gardner St. and 13 Pulaski St.; at 5:11 p.m. Sunday at 96 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:27 p.m. Saturday at Azorean Brotherhood of the Diving Holy Ghost at 20 Howley St.; at 2:38 p.m. Saturday at 94 Franklin St.; at 3:37 p.m. Saturday at 210 Andover St.;

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:42 p.m. Friday at 14 Bourbon St. The caller reported hearing arguing and items being thrown at the unit.

A report of a fight at 1:19 a.m. Saturday at Bill & Bob’s Roast Beef at 2 Central St.; at 10:07 p.m. Saturday at 32 Sherman St.;

A report of hypodermic needle on front lawn at 7:29 p.m. Saturday at 587 Lowell St. An officer responded to the scene and disposed of the item.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:39 p.m. Friday at Washington St.; at 5:41 a.m. Saturday at Pierpont Street; at 6:59 p.m. Saturday at Quail Road;

Theft

A report of larceny at 8:17 p.m. Friday at 42 Oak Ave.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:03 p.m. Saturday at 1723 Silverleaf Way; at 1:47 p.m. Sunday at 8 Lynn St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Nico Racine, 23, was arrested at 12:56 a.m. Saturday and charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating under the influence.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:09 a.m. Saturday at Forbes Service Station at 441 Humphrey St.; at 7:13 p.m. Saturday at Norfolk Avenue and Paradise Road; at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at 114 Burrill St.;

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:31 a.m. Saturday at 33 Morton Rd.; at 3:11 a.m. Sunday at CVS Pharmacy at 413 Paradise Rd.;

A report of a disturbance at 4:39 p.m. Saturday at 40 Duncan Terrace.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:49 p.m. Friday at 21 Morton Rd.

 

 

Car crashes, takes down traffic post

COURTESY PHOTO
A man, who said his brakes failed, crashed his Toyota Camry into a traffic post and caused damage to the RightSPINE Chiropractic office.

By MATT DEMIRS

SWAMPSCOTT — A car drove onto the sidewalk early Saturday night, taking down a traffic post, and damaging the storefront of a local chiropractor’s office.

Swampscott police department said the driver of the car had just gotten into an accident approximately a third of a mile away on Paradise Road.

The driver reportedly told police his brakes had failed.

Pictures from the scene of the accident, courtesy of Swampscott Police Department, show the Toyota Camry on the sidewalk of New Ocean Street and Burrill Street, with the nose of the car causing slight damages to RightSPINE Chiropractic office at 70 New Ocean St. The traffic post is lying over the hood of the driver’s car.

The owner of the office, Dr. Mark Friedman, said he received a call from his patient when mountain biking, alarming him that a car had crashed into his office.

His wife, Patricia Friedman, went to the office immediately and saw one victim being taken in an ambulance, she said.

The building had minor damages and Dr. Friedman will be seeing patients during his regular business hours on Monday.

Officials reported there were only minor injuries to the driver.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com

Peter E. Burns, 81

SWAMPSCOTTPeter Edward Burns, of Swampscott, formerly a long-time resident of Lynn, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, in the NSMC – Salem Hospital at the age of 81. Born in Lynn on November 21, 1935, he was the son of the late James “Red” Burns and Alice (Keon) Burns. Peter was raised and educated in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School with the Class of 1953. He went on to attend Merrimack College but soon joined the U.S. Army to help fight for our country during the Korean War. He served from January of 1954 until his honorable discharge in January of 1957. Peter had a 35 year career with the Postal Service; dedicating time in Boston, Lynn, and finally North Reading from where he retired. In his spare time, Peter was a member of the Postal Union, the American Legion and the Franco American club as well. He was an avid New England Sports fan and especially loved to root on Boston College and Notre Dame during their football seasons.

Peter leaves his children: Kevin P. Burns and his wife, Jacqueline V. Moran of Naperville, Ill. and Kerri A. Burns of Stoneham, his granddaughters: Nicole and Rachel Burns, and his sister: Terese MacPherson and her husband, Bruce of Lynnfield, as well as several nieces and nephews and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Peter was preceded in death by his sisters: M. Eileen Burns and Barbara Burns.

Service information: Funeral from the CUFFE-MCGINN Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. An hour of visitation will be held in the funeral home from 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Holy Family Church, 26 Bessom St., Lynn at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Veteran Section of Swampscott Cemetery, Swampscott. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, please visit: Cuffemcginn.com.

Looking to stay Whole: Lynnfield, Swampscott shoppers are hopeful

ITEM PHOTO | SPENSER HASAK
Nathaniel Parker of Portsmouth, N.H., reacts to the sale of Whole Foods to Amazon.

By MATT DEMIRS

LYNNFIELDWhole Foods Market customers didn’t have anything bad to say after the Internet giant, Amazon, purchased the grocery store Friday morning.

They did raise one concern, however. They don’t want change.

“I’ll keep shopping here,” said Nathaniel Parker of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, “as long as they don’t mess up the formula.”

Amazon purchased the grocery chain at $42 a share, or $13.4 billion, making it the largest deal in company history. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos is reportedly paying a 27% premium on Whole Foods shares.

Whole Foods, which opened its first location on September 20, 1980 in Austin, Texas, has 30 locations in Massachusetts, according to their website.

The purchase raises shoppers’ concerns as to what might change in their beloved Lynnfield and Swampscott locations.

Carol Herdic, who is visiting her daughter from Miami, wasn’t aware of the purchase but is very familiar with Amazon and its services.

“I order from it almost every day,” she said. “I own Echo and Alexa and buy certain groceries on there, although I don’t use Amazon Pantry. I do, however, use the subscribe and save feature.”

She too hopes Amazon doesn’t have any plans to change Whole Food’s current product.

“I find it very interesting because I heard Amazon cuts its price in order to get to its customer,” she said. “And you don’t think of that when you think of Whole Foods since it is more of a premium market.

Although Herdic said she’s unsure of what might become of the two companies, it might mean that Amazon is changing its business model, or that Whole Foods might becoming cheaper, she said. She’s interested to see what will happen.

The news comes after Amazon expanded into the brick and mortar industry earlier this year as the Internet legend opened eight bookstores across the country, with more set to come.

The store manager at Amazon Books in Lynnfield declined to comment on the purchase of Whole Foods, citing restrictions placed on employees regarding talking with the media.

The manager of Whole Foods in Lynnfield was not available for a comment at this time.

Emily Brengle of Ipswich said she doesn’t really have any idea of what might become of the store as she loaded her car with groceries at the Lynnfield location.

She uses Amazon for online shopping and really enjoys Amazon Prime, the company’s two-day shipping service.

“The only thing I care about is whether Whole Foods is going to change,” she said.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com

ECCO marches for reforms on Monday

LYNN — Essex County Community Organization (ECCO) members on Monday evening march from Lynn to Swampscott to call for racial justice, criminal justice reform and protection of immigrant families.

The march, according to an ECCO statement, begins with marchers assembling at 5 p.m. Monday at Zion Baptist Church, 4 Adams St. extension, Lynn, and marching to Red Rock Park on Lynn Shore Drive.

At 6 p.m. marchers will proceed from Red Rock Park to First Church, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott, for a 6:45 p.m. rally and celebration.

Monday’s march, according to ECCO member Nicole McClain, will follow testimony by ECCO members at the State House in Boston encouraging state legislators to end “mandatory minimums.”

McClain said mandatory minimums are court sentencing standards that “disproportionately affect people of color and pressure defendants to plea bargain even if they are innocent.”

Police Log: 6-17-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Allison Avagianos, was arrested on warrant charges at 7:58 p.m. Thursday for receiving a stoler motor vehicle.

Fred Basket, of 466 Williams St., Mansfield, was arrested at 10:27 p.m. Thursday on warrant charges for disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

Matthew Dixon, of 1a Manor Drive, Groveland, was arrested at 3:56 p.m. Thursday on warrant charges for possession of Class A, B, and E drugs.

Amanda Harris, of 3 Rhodes Ave., was arrested at 8:33 p.m. Thursday on warrant charges for disorderly conduct and disguise to obstruct justice.

Kathryn McCallan, of 98 South Common St., was arrested at 2:39 a.m. Friday on warrant charges for larceny and breaking and entry for felony.

William Morrison, of 65 Robinson St., was arrested at 10:20 a.m. Friday on warrant charges for failure to attend jury duty.

Jose Pichardo, 42, of 3 Easton St., Lawrence, was arrested at 2:05 a.m. Thursday for operating under the influence, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene after property damage.

Ashley Thibault, was arrested at 7:02 p.m. on warrant charges for sexual conduct for fee and possession of Class A drugs.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle at 4:31 p.m. Thursday at 42 Bennett St.; at 4:41 p.m. Thursday at 35 Washington St.; at 5:12 p.m. Thursday at 822 Boston St.; at 5:12 p.m. Thursday at 822 Boston St.; at 5:22 p.m. Thursday at 32 LAnder St.; at 5:32 p.m. Thursday at 1 Forest Hill Ave.; at 7:04 p.m. Thursday at Cottage Street and Linden Street; at 6:24 a.m. Friday at 20 High Rock Terrace;at 10:29 a.m. Friday at Essex Street and Essex Court; at 10:37 a.m. Friday at Essex Avenue and Essex Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 3:50 p.m. Thursday at Holyoke Street and O’Callaghan Way; at 4:09 p.m. Thursday at Curwin Circle and Holyoke Street; at 5:13 p.m. Thursday at 49 Rock Ave.;

A report of a motor vehicle accident with hit and run at 9:54 p.m. Thursday at Eutaw Avenue and Goodridge Street.

Assault

A report of an assault at 12:36 p.m. Thursday at 1 Kingsley Terrace. A report of an assault and battery at 3:57 p.m. Thursday at 36 Sagamore St.; at 8:52 p.m. Thursday at 161 Broad St.;

Breaking and Entry

A report of breaking and entry of a motor vehicle at 11:49 a.m. Thursday at 34 Essex St.;

Fire

A report of a fire at 9:01 p.m. Thursday at 285 Lynn Shore Drive;

Theft

A report of larceny at 10:36 a.m. Thursday at 8 Silsbee St.; at 4:33 p.m. Thursday at 77 Green St.; at 6:52 p.m. Thursday at 9 Austin Square; at 12:21 a.m. Friday at 109 Walnut St.;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 7:32 a.m. Thursday at 53 Smith St.; at 1:14 p.m. Thursday at 25 Pleasant St.; at 3:01 a.m. Friday at 423 Boston St. A report of vandalism at 10:01 a.m. Friday at Boston Street and Federal Street. A report of a robbery at 4:57 a.m. Friday at 55 Broad St.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a hypodermic needle at 8:58 a.m. Thursday at Ocean Ave.

A report of a speeding cars at 9:31 a.m. Thursday at Elm Street and Sewall Street. The caller reported a white pickup truck who nearly struck her.

A report of a tree branch down at 4:11 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrim Road. The caller reported a huge limb coming down on her husband’s unoccupied car.

A report of a found bag at 6:32 a.m. Friday at Front Street. The caller reported an orange bag and a black bag in the bushed that should be removed.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:54 p.m. Thursday at Rockaway Avenue.


MEDFORD

 

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:40 p.m. Thursday at I93 North; at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Emerson Street and Main Street; at 9:23 a.m. Friday at I93S; at 10:26 a.m. Friday at Main Street and South Street;

Overdose

A report of a motor vehicle at 10:43 a.m. Friday at Marshall St.

Theft

A report of larceny at 8:22 a.m. Friday at 34 Wareham Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:19 p.m. Thursday at 15 Maple Park Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:32 p.m. Thursday at York Ford on Broadway. A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injuries at 5:16 p.m. Thursday on Hamilton Street; at 8:48 p.m. Thursday at 333 Broadway. A report of a motor vehicle accident with damaged property at 4:40 p.m. Thursday at George’s Barbershop on 59 Jackson St.;

A report of a motor vehicle repossession at 10:33 a.m. Thursday at 343 Lincoln Ave.

Complaints

A an animal complaint was reported at 2:55 a.m. Friday at 95 Lynn Fells Parkway. The called reported a loud barking dog.

Theft

A report of larceny at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway; A report of motor vehicle larceny at 1:03 p.m. Thursday at 8 Hampton St.;


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:18 a.m. Thursday at Barnstable Street and Plymouth Avenue; at 2:14 p.m. Thursday at 90 Puritan Rd.; at 9:58 p.m. Thursday at 10 Orchard Circle; at 4:10 a.m. Friday at 245 Humphrey St.

Swampscott embraces the great outdoors

By MATT DEMIRS

SWAMPSCOTT — Students at Swampscott Middle School won’t be limited to lessons in a typical four-walled classroom next year.

Come September, the wooded area across from the school will be turned into an outdoor learning space to encourage hands-on and active learning of nature.

“We’re creating an outdoor space to grow and label plants and trees, and identify the wildlife, like the birds and squirrels around here,” said Principal Jason Calichman, “We’ll have movable  benches so multiple grades can be there at the same time. These benches will be light so teachers and students can pick up these benches to conduct a lesson wherever they want in this area.”

All grades will use the outdoor space, weather permitting, giving students a unique accessibility to nature, he said.

Part time enrichment teacher, Gail Anderson, conceived the outside classroom idea and came to Gino Cresta, director of public works, for help.

“I committed to the project about a year and a half ago because I figured it would be a great idea to help out,” he said.

The project was funded by the DPW although a lot of the materials are being drawn from a surplus of materials from other projects.

“We had a surplus of funds from the Blocksidge Field turf project and decided to use that money by hauling it up the street. The blocks you can see around the trees came from Machon Elementary School.”

Anderson also wrote a grant to the DPW for funds that Cresta believes will be used for chairs, tables, and other things for the students, he said.

The DPW is currently clearing parts of the wooded area. Once an unused space containing lots of trash, said Calichman, now will be fully utilized.

“Anything pretty that happens at Swampscott Middle School she has done it,” said the principal. “She did the boat, the flowers, the planters, the mulch. I drive by on the weekends and she’s pulling weeds. It’s pretty amazing how dedicated she is to the school and the students.”

Superintendent Pamela R. H. Angelakis posted on her blog Monday detailing the ways the middle school plans to use the space.

“Using the Audubon Society and other resources, students will build bird houses, create a pollinator garden, and plant native woodland plants as needed.  Students will make signs identifying the plants and animals as well as mapping the outdoor space for students, teachers, and visitors to use when visiting the Outdoor Classroom.”

Angelakis said outdoor seating, some purchased and other made by students, will be available to construct amphitheater seating for a class play or presentation, such as the preschoolers’ Barnyard Babies program.

“As Forest Avenue is the entrance to the Swampscott Middle School, it is our hope that this Outdoor Classroom will give visitors a small sample of all the wonderful learning opportunities that are happening in our schools.”


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Police log: 6-16-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Christina Dionizio, of 101 Lynnway, was arrested at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday on warrant charges of possession to distribute cocaine, possession of a Class B drug, possession of a Class E drug, possession of a firearm without FID card, and possession of ammo without FID.

Omar Lejer, of 484 Western Ave., was arrested at 8:59 p.m. Wednesday on warrant charges possession to distribute drugs, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and warrant charges.

Jose Pichardo, of 3 Easton Street, Lawrence, was arrested at 12:05 a.m. Thursday and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of property damage.

Diana Sosa, of 58 Cottage St, Chelsea, was arrested at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday and charged with disorderly conduct, drug possession of a Class A substance, and warrant charges of  larceny over $250, assault and battery, trespassing, possession of a Class A drug.

Terrance Teixeira, of 22 Lee Ct, was arrested at 2:05 p.m. Thursday on warrant charges of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery on family/household member.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Stone Place at 11:26 a.m. Wednesday; at Holyoke Street and O’Callaghan Way at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday; at Euclid Avenue and Magnolia Avenue at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday; at 50 Western Ave at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday; at Eastern Avenue and Western Avenue at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday; at Shaw’s Supermarket on State Street at 5:56 a.m. Thursday; A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 58 Essex St at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday; at 58 Essex St at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday; at 158 Chestnut Street at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 119 Lewis St at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday; at Discount Liquors at 3 Market Square at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday; A report of suspicious activity  at 590 Washington St at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday; at 35 Campbell St at 9 a.m. Wednesday; at Autumn Street and Lewis Street at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday; at 12 Chapman Pl at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday; A report of trespassing at 2 Brightwood Ter at 9:59 a.m. Wednesday.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday on Hanover Street.

Theft

A report of shoplifting at Family Dollar at 50 Central Avenue at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday;

A report of larceny at 43 Jackson St at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday; at 7:37 p.m. Wednesday at Hanover Street and Johnson Street; at 8 Silsbee St at 10:36 a.m. Thursday.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported a student fled the Marblehead Veterans Middle School on Pleasant Street at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday. The student returned to school at 10:04 a.m.

A report of suspicious activity on Doaks Lane at 1:12 p.m. Wednesday. Caller reported a male taking photos of houses in the area. The caller confronted the male, who became adversarial with her.

A caller reported that a woman intentionally walked her dog across the street to “let it pee” on his yard and they exchanged words at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday on Village Street. The caller was informed that the animal control officer was not on duty and he became agitated, stating “it was not an animal control issue, but a police issue because the person trespassed on the property” and when he “yelled to the woman about it” she became ira

A report of a disturbance at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday on Countryside Lane. Caller reports the neighbor behind her is making a lot of noise on the porch and talking about drugs. Police report the woman was speaking to her mother, who is hard of hearing.


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 258 Winthrop St at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday; on Salem Street at 12:01 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at Harris Park at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday; at 99 Riverside Ave at 4:30 a.m. Friday; at 36 Cherry St at 11:32 a.m. Thursday; at the West Medford Commuter Rail on High Street at 3:54 p.m. Thursday.

A report of vandalism at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at 15 Foster CT.

Theft

A report of larceny at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Morton Ave.; at 9:55 a.m. Thursday at 172 Spring St.

Overdoses

A report of an overdose at Riverside Avenue and Wellington Road at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday.


NAHANT

Arrests

Luciano Montefusco, 58, of 121 Castle Rd, was arrested Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on Castle Road and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.

Raul F. Powell Jr., 30, of 42 Barrett St in Lynn, was arrested at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday at the Nahant Rotary on warrant charges.

Edward Scott Frary, 54, of 8 Goddard Dr. Apt. 2, was arrested at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday at Seaside Variety on Nahant Road and charged with fourth offense of operating under the influence, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Khaled Tchaicha, 43, of 12 Becket St. Apt 3 in Dorchester, was arrested at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday on Fox Hill Road and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and possession of an open container of alcohol in motor vehicle.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at Doggie Beach; at 9:44 a.m. Thursday on Lafayette Terrace; A report of a water incident at 4:15 p.m. Monday at the bath house on the Causeway.

Theft

A report of larceny, forgery, fraud at 2:24 p.m. Monday at the bath house on the Causeway.


PEABODY

Accident

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 30 Andover Street and 1 Hilltop Dr. at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday; at 464 Lowell St at 5 p.m. Wednesday; at Not Your Average Joes on Andover Street at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday; at 178 Lowell St and 3 Orchard St at 11:16 p.m. Wednesday; at 185 Bartholomew St. at 9:43 a.m. Thursday; at Lahey Health & Medical Center on Essex Center Drive at 12:22 p.m. Thursday; at American Red Cross on Lowell Street at 1:39 p.m. Thursday; A report that a motor vehicle struck a parked car at Sears on Andover Street at 1:17 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

At 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, a Hancock Street caller reported he received a parking ticket for parking on the sidewalk the night before and “now there are several vehicles parked on the sidewalk.”

A report of an intoxicated person at TJ Maxx on Lowell Street at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday; A report of a motorcycle driving up and down the walking path on MacArthur Circle for about an hour at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday; Caller reported his neighbor spat on his car on Batchelder Avenue at 11:12 a.m.  Thursday.


REVERE

Arrests

Christopher J. Davulis, 32, of 79 Ocean View Drive in Dorchester, was arrested at 12:33 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald’s Restaurant on Squire Road and charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, possession of a Class A drug, and illegal possession of a Class A substance.

Joseph Thomson, 55, of 714 Winthrop Ave, was arrested at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday on warrant charges.

Crystal L. Cosme, 25, of 25 Cummings St., Medford, was arrested on North Shore Road and Freeman Street at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, giving a false name to a police officer, and on warrant charges.

Eric Machado, 22, of 6 Parkview Rd., was arrested Wednesday at 8:25 p.m. on Neponset Street and charged with operating recklessly as to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle, and operating after right to operate with a suspended license.

Charles Eagan, 30, of 7 Rhodes Ave Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday on Revere Street and charged with motor vehicle lights violation, operating a motor vehicle without a license, and illegal possession of a Class B substance.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Revere Street and American Legion Highway at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday; at Revere Beach Parkway and Charles Avenue at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday; at Freeman Street and North Shore Road at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:32 a.m. Wednesday on Beach Street; at 1:33 p.m. Wednesday on Suffolk Avenue; at 3:04 p.m. Wednesday at Pizza Days on American Legion Highway; A report of harassing phone calls at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday on Calumet Street; A report of gunshots at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday on Burnham Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Hung Viet Pham of 830 Salem Street in Malden was arrested at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday at Macy’s Department Store at 1201 Broadway. Pham was charged with larceny over $250, burglarious instrument possession of saber, sword, weapon, or knife in excess of 2 ½ inches, aggravated shoplifting, and failure to appear.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1252 Broadway at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday. Caller reports his Jeep Grand Laredo was struck by a tractor trailer in the area of Lynn Street, Revere; A report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5:41 p.m. at Salem Turnpike and Ballard Street. Two people were transported to Salem Hospital and one person was transported to Union Hospital.

Complaints

A report of a neighborhood dispute at 6:54 p.m. Wednesday at 17 Carr Rd. Caller reported a dispute over property lines and the installation of a fence; A report of a woman in her 30s wearing shorts and a t-shirt chasing after a white van and screaming at 10:14 p.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street; A report of a woman screaming inside a house at 1:02 a.m. Thursday on Springdale Avenue. Police report nothing is wrong at the premises. While leaving, a neighbor came out and stated there was a bat in her house and that was the source of the screaming; A report of a young raccoon on Churchill Street at 3:02 a.m. Thursday walking funny and acting aggressive when the caller goes near it.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at Doctors Express at 371 Broadway at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday; at Sprint at 114 Broadway at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday; at Kohl’s Department store at 333 Broadway at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday.

Theft

A caller reported his wallet was stolen at 6:34 p.m. Wednesday at 1201 Broadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:21 a.m. Wednesday at Humphrey Street and Salem Street; at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Atlantic Avenue and Ocean Avenue.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 57 Millett Rd. at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday; at Barnstable Street and Plymouth Avenue at 1:18 a.m. Thursday;

A report of a disturbance at Starbucks Coffee at 1016 Paradise Rd at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday.

Theft

A report of larceny at Stop & Shop on Paradise Road at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday; at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday at 330 Paradise Rd.; at 3:21 p.m. Wednesday at 51 Sampson Ave.

Police log: 6-15-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Antulio Barrios, 33, of 19 Albany St.; was arrested at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday and charged with a passing violation and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Juan Diaz, of 133 Washington St.; was arrested on warrant charges at 7:42 a.m. Wednesday for an uninsured motor vehicle.

Jordan Machado, 27, of 1041 Chaffee, New Bedford, was arrested at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, peddling door-to-door violation, interfering with a police officer and municipal by-law ordinance.

Michael Potorski of 12 Carlton St., Salem, was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday on warrant charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, plate violation, registration not in possession, and an uninsured motor vehicle.

Hakeem Ricker of 100 Lawrence Ave., Dorchester, was arrested at 11:06 a.m. Tuesday on warrant charges of assault and battery on child with injury, assault and battery with dangerous weapon, and attempt to commit crime.

Cleber Vieira of 447 Malden St., Revere, was arrested at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday on warrant charges of destruction of property and arrested and charged with a straight warrant.

Jessica Wagle, of 20 West Wyoming Ave., Melrose, was arrested at 8:19 Tuesday on warrant charges for possession of Class A and Class E drugs.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday at Commercial Street and Lynnway; at 11:09 a.m. Tuesday at Boston and North Federal streets; at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday at 11 High St.; at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday at 112 Market St.; at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at Commercial and Summer streets; at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday at 29 Astor St.; at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday at Blakeley and Holyoke streets; at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Chestnut streets; at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday at 519 Washington St.; at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday at Market and Oxford streets; at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday at 133 Walnut St.; at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday at Cooper Street and Western Avenue; at 10:19 a.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday at Boston Street and Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Broadway Circle; at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday at Market Square; at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday at North Bend Street;

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday at 103 Franklin St.

Breaking and entry

A report of a breaking and entry to a motor vehicle accident at 5:57 a.m. Tuesday at 30 High St.; at  6:28 p.m. Tuesday at 101 Cook St.; at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday at 340 Maple St.; at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday at 126 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Joyce St.; at 11:01 a.m. at 77 Green St.;

Fire

A report of a fire at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday at 37 Kirtland St.; at 9:51 p.m. Tuesday at 67 Silsbee St.; at 10:57 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Summerset Court; at 7:08 a.m. Wednesday at 24 Bulfinch St.;

Overdose

A report of an overdose at at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday at Joyce St.; at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at Union Street.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 1:54 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Chase St.; at 8:24 a.m. Thursday at 79 Hardwood St.; A report of motor vehicle theft at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday at 112 South St.; A report of larceny at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday at 759 Lynnway; at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday at 732R Lynnway.


MALDEN

Complaints

Report of an uninsured motor vehicle and trailer at Dexter and Maple streets on Tuesday at at 5:49 p.m.; report of larceny over $250 at Oliver Street and a second incident at Boston and Pleasant streets at 3:43 p.m.; Report of an assault on Wyoming Avenue on Tuesday 4:19 p.m.; Report of a larceny under $250 at Century Bank on Ferry Street on Tuesday 9:37 a.m.; Report of credit card fraud at the Linden School on Wescott Street at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday; Report of an unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle on Tuesday at 8:24 a.m. at McFadden Manor on Forest Street.


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A caller reported a truck striking a pole near Gregory Street  where they are doing construction at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday.

A caller reported a fallen women on the ground who struck her head on impact at Community Road at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.

At 11:36 a.m. Tuesday a caller reported of a letter carrier who lost $80 cash on Smith Street.

A report at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday of two Atlantic Paving trucks parked on Elm and Roosevelt in front of no parking signs.

At 4:22 p.m. Tuesday a caller reported she dropped a piece of jewelry to a shop on Atlantic Avenue and they have not returned it.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday at Atlantic Avenue. The caller reported that the woman was leaving the area and saw a couple of young men near a car who appeared too young to be driving.


MEDFORD

Arrests

Armando Aguilar, 41, of 75 Hancock, Stoneham, was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, second offense.

Amarbir Mann, 33, of 14604 Walt Whitman Trail, Pflugerville, Texas, was arrested for shoplifting.

John Bradbury, 53, of 3A Gordon Court, York, Maine, was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon.

Laura Bradley, 46, of 16 Foster Court, was arrested on charges of witness intimidation, destruction of property, and assault and battery.  


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Walnut Street.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:06 a.m. Wednesday at the Home Depot at 564 Broadway. The caller reported finding a backpack in the break room with ammunition inside.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday at 9 Hitching Hill Rd.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Bennett Ave. The caller reports an unknown person is in her home, breaking, and rummaging through things.

A report of property damage at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday at 770 Broadway. The caller reported someone struck her vehicle with a carriage.

At 8:24 p.m. a caller from Serino Way reported his neighbor has begun to remove his fence. The caller told police they will be contacting the building inspector in the morning about damage to his fence and the installation of a fence by his neighbor.

A caller from Palmer Avenue reported a group of youths throwing fireworks at people and cars from an older gray Toyota Corolla. Police could not find the vehicle.

 

Swampscott hits beach to end flooding

By MATT DEMIRS

SWAMPSCOTT Changes to the entrances of the town’s beaches could be coming.

The Beach Access Coastal Resiliency Project will meet tonight to discuss the improvements designed to minimize the effects of the rising sea level and coastal flooding.

Community development director  Peter Kane said when the ocean surges during storms, it causes flooding of streets and homes.

The entrances to Fisherman’s Beach, Sandy Beach (Cassidy Park), Whale Beach (Pollison Park), Phillips’ Beach, and Preston Beach are included.

Following a vulnerability analysis completed by Kleinfelder,  consultants with offices in Cambridge, and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), Kane said some of the improvements made include changing elevations by raising the top of entrances, as well as adding grass to stop water.

More information on the renovation plans will be available at the presentation, Kane said.

Gino Cresta Jr., assistant town administrator, said one possible solution, raising the sea wall to contain the rising tides, has been ruled out.

“Ideally we would like to raise the seawall at these beach entrances,” he said. “But we can’t because we must allow residents to access these entrances.”  

The town is expected to present the design plans and documentation to apply for a permit after Wednesday night’s session.

Swampscott plans to use the $106,000 grant provided by the CZM last year to complete the work.

Swampscott was one of 19 municipalities awarded more than $1.8 million in coastal resilience grant funding to support efforts to reduce the impacts from coastal storms and climate change, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise.

Coastal flooding and the rising sea level have caused problems for the town and residents over the years, according to residents. But they haven’t had a big enough storm recently to result in serious damages, they said.

Joel Spellman, who lives near Fisherman’s beach, said he hasn’t experienced flooding in the past year. But the Sculpin Way resident said he pays $2,000 for flood insurance on his unit annually in case a big storm hits.

“We don’t take anything for granted,” he said.

The presentation will be at the Swampscott High School cafeteria at 7 p.m.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com.

Police log: 6-14-2017

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

 

LYNN

Arrests

Jair Depina, 18, of 41 Grant St., was arrested at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday for violation of parole or probation. He was also arrested on warrant charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault to murder.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Broadway and Jenness Street at 11:22 a.m. Monday; at Boston Street and Washington Street at 2:19 p.m. Monday; at 61 Hood St at 2:44 p.m. Monday; at 140 Union St. at 3:23 p.m.; at Kevill Road and Western Avenue at 3:58 p.m. Monday; at Adams Street and Chestnut Street at 4:24 p.m. Monday; at 53 Central Ave at 5:40 p.m. Monday; at 477 Walnut St at 6:06 p.m. Monday; at Cleveland Street and Western Avenue at 6:40 p.m. Monday.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at Brothers Deli at City Hall Square at 5:48 p.m. Monday; at 103 Franklin St at 6:14 a.m. Tuesday;

Assaults

A report of an assault on Kingsley Terrace at 1:38 p.m. Monday; on Washington Street at 1:41 p.m. Monday.

Complaints

A report of a gunshot on Rogers Avenue at 1:15 a.m. Monday;

A report of trespassing at 10:47 a.m. Monday at 501 Washington St.;

A report of suspicious activity at Lynn City Hall at 11:50 a.m. Monday.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:45 a.m. Monday at 102 Maplewood Rd.;

A report of larceny at Mcdonalds at 60 Boston St at 9:33 a.m. Monday; at 90 O’Callaghan Way at 9:42 a.m. Monday; at 32 Normandy Rd. at 10:13 a.m. Monday; at 124 Central Ave at 3:14 p.m. Monday; at 14 Massachusetts Ave at 5:40 p.m. Monday;

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:41 a.m. Monday at 30 Cottage St.;

A report of a robbery at Tech Skate Park at 80 Neptune Blvd at 9:07 p.m. Monday; at 26 Morris St at 9:33 p.m. Monday; at 8 Chase St at 1:54 a.m. Tuesday; on Friend Street at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at Breed Middle School at 90 O’Callaghan Way at 11:39 a.m. Monday;


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:56 p.m. Monday at Weston Road and Ocean Avenue.

Complaints

A caller reported his kayak was missing from the pier and float area on Village Street at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Theft

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:03 a.m. Monday on Orne Street.


MALDEN

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at 190 Beach St.; A report of a motor vehicle hit and run at 8:12 p.m. Sunday at 30 Baldwin Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault on Clifton Street at 10:43 p.m. Sunday;

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:57 a.m. Sunday at 15 Dell St.; at 9:18 a.m. Sunday on Medford Street; at 3:03 p.m. Sunday at 1100 Main St.; at 11:43 p.m. Sunday on Glen Rock Avenue;

A report of a disturbance at 16 James St. at 2:05 a.m. Sunday; at 373 Salem St. at 4:27 a.m. Sunday; on Boylston Street at 9:31 p.m. Sunday; at 19 Lebanon St at 8:15 p.m. Sunday;


MEDFORD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Dunkin’ Donuts on Commercial Street at 9:52 p.m. Monday; at Hyatt Place Hotel at 116 Riverside Ave at 6:36 a.m. Tuesday; at Harvard Street and Mystic Avenue at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 308 Boston Ave. at 5:58 p.m. Monday; on Arden Road at 6:32 p.m. Monday; at 23 Valley St at 6:59 p.m. Monday; at Park Street and Salem Street at 7:01 p.m. Monday; at 25 Willis Ave. at 8:11 p.m. Monday;

A report of a tree down at 21 Brussel Rd. at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday.

Theft

A report of larceny at 3 Nathaniel Rd at 8:43 p.m. Monday; at 115 Emerald St at 8:20 p.m. Monday; at 19 Pembroke St at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:29 a.m. Monday at Central Street and Lincoln Avenue; A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:40 p.m. at Starbucks Coffee on Broadway. Caller reports the suspect fled the scene in a silver vehicle; A report of a four-vehicle accident at 2:52 p.m. at Forest Street and Main Street with one person transported to an area hospital; A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:15 p.m. at 481 Walnut St.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person sleeping inside East Boston Savings Bank at 320 Central St at 6:04 a.m. Monday;

A caller reported she believed a BB from an air rifle was shot through her bedroom window at 8:46 a.m. Monday at 30 Talbot St.;

A report of a large pothole at 9 Indian Rock Dr. at 11:11 a.m. Monday.

Fire

A report of a mulch fire at 6:03 p.m. at Biy Y on Broadway; A report of a car fire at 10:12 p.m. at Hooters on Broadway.

Theft

A report at 10:03 am.. Monday that a woman broke into the cologne case at Walgreens at 1228 Broadway at 11 p.m. Wednesday and stole more than $900 worth of cologne;

A report of a stolen bicycle worth about $450 at 7:43 p.m. at 7 Oak Point Rd.

SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:07 a.m. Tuesday at 49 Essex St.

Complaints

A complaint of suspicious activity at 10:54 a.m. Monday at 43 Hillside Ave; A complaint of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 4:06 p.m. Monday on Danvers Road;

A report of a fight at 7:42 p.m. Monday at Gulf Express on Essex Street;

A complaint of suspicious activity at 11:52 p.m. Monday at 26 Burpee Rd.


PEABODY

Arrests

Lilian Lammy, 30, of 70 Beach Ave, Swampscott, was arrested for four outstanding warrants and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:23 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1 Rose Circle Sunday at 4:10 p.m.; at 145 Summit St Monday at 8:18 a.m.; at 145 Summit St Monday at 8:39 a.m. An officer reports that a cruiser was struck while the officer was investigating an incident.; at 3:10 p.m Monday at 260 Washington St and 2 Hourihan St.; at 3:15 p.m. Monday at the Northshore Mall; at 3:40 p.m. Monday at 133 Main St.; at 4:44 p.m. at 4 Essex Center Dr.;
A motor vehicle hit and run at 4:25 p.m. Monday at 1 Essex Center Dr.; at 6:46 p.m. Monday on Andover Street;

Complaints

At 3:53 p.m. Sunday, a caller reported it appears unknown parties are entering her backyard without permission while she is away and littering by leaving cigarette butts on her patio furniture at 16 Sabino Farm Rd;

A report of an intoxicated person in the J&H Truck Repair parking lot on Newbury Street. Caller reports a man is trying to fight people;

A report of a disturbance at 51 Paleologos St at 11:49 p.m. Monday. Police report a group of children having a water fight in the street;

A report of suspicious activity at 13 Wallis St at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday. Caller reports a man making mixed drinks in the U.S. Post Office parking lot.

 

 

Lynn council ponders trash fee

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN   It could cost more to toss your trash.

The city’s Ordinance and Rules Committee will consider a plan on Tuesday night that would charge property owners an annual trash disposal fee that could raise as much as $2 million annually.

Under the proposal, the fee would apply to any unit that is not owner-occupied. For example, owners of a single-family home who live in the dwelling would be exempt.

But landlords of two-, three-, four-, five- and six-family homes who live in the house would be charged for those units they do not live in. Out-of-town landlords would pay the most.

Owners of apartment buildings with more than six units are responsible for their own trash removal, so those commercial property owners would not be affected.

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy declined to comment.

City Council President Darren Cyr said he favors the measure.

“The city is in such a financial mess that I do believe we need to do something,” he said. “Consider that 90 percent of the communities around us have trash fees, including Swampscott, Salem, Nahant and Saugus. The reason is the cost of getting rid of trash is expensive.”

Peter Caron, the city’s chief financial officer, who floated the idea to help fix a budget deficit, said the fee has not been determined. But he said the discussion has been in the $150 to $220 range.  

“One of the provisions we are considering is Lynn residents who are landlords would pay a lower fee than out-of-town landlords,” he said.

For example, a two-family with the owner living on one floor would pay a discounted rate on the second unit. Out-of-town landlords would pay the full fee for both apartments.

The city picks up trash for 27,000 units. Of that number less than 10,000 units would pay the fee. There are about 12,000 single-family homes in Lynn.

Ward 1 City Councilor Wayne Lozzi, chairman of the Ordinance and Rules Committee, said while he is reluctant to approve raising another fee, he will support it.

“I would not support a citywide, all inclusive fee,” he said. “But  a limited trash fee makes sense given the financial climate. It’s so bad that we have to entertain some kind of a fee.”

Multi-families are not as quick to recycle and those units generate heavy waste and the costs are higher, Lozzi  said.

“Single-family owners seem to care more and do recycle more and that’s a good thing and that keeps costs down.”

The likely trash fee comes on the heels of a recent City Council vote to impose a .0075 percent tax on top of the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax on meals. The new levy would add 75 cents to a $100 dinner bill, about 19 cents to a $25 meal and raise $700,000 annually for the city.


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

 

 

 

Police log: 6-13-2017

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

 

LYNN

Arrests

Brian Hopkins, 39, of 417 Middle Road, Dover, was arrested on a trespassing charge on Sunday at 12:36 p.m.

Complaints

A report of noise at 3:21 a.m. Sunday at the Blossom Street Extension; at 5:59 p.m. Sunday at 43 Vine St.; at 12:17 a.m. Sunday at Tudor Street; at 12:21 a.m. Sunday; at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at 47 Woodman St.; at 12:32 a.m. Sunday at 478 Chatham St., Apt. 1; at 12:32 a.m. Sunday at 95 Park St., Apt.1; at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at 71 Michigan Ave., Apt 1; at 1:32 a.m. Sunday at 47 Woodman St., Pat. 1; at 1:37 a.m. Sunday at 131 Washington St.; at 1:41 a.m. Sunday at the Lynnway and Washington Street; at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at 309 Boston St., Apt. C3, third floor; at 1:55 a.m Sunday at 478 Chatham St.; at 2:12 a.m. Sunday at 38 Hanover St.; at 95 Park St., Apt. 2 on Sunday at 2:33 a.m.; at 80 Sagamore St. at 3:28 a.m. on Sunday; at 82 Grove St. at 3:30 a.m Sunday; at 74 Hanover St. at 3:27 a.m.; A report of an uninvited guest on Sunday at 12:04 a.m. at 228 Curwin Circle; at 80 Sagamore St., Apt. 306 on Sunday at 4:40 a.m.; at Sonny’s Car Wash at 700 Lynnway on Sunday at 12:19   p.m.; On Sunday at 1:08 p.m. at 100 Willow St.   

Accidents

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 10:09 p.m. Sunday at 33 Cedar Brook Road; A report of a motor vehicle theft at 6:45 a.m. Monday at 102 Maplewood Road; A report of a motor vehicle stop at 7:54 a.m. Monday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 158 South Common St. on Sunday at 7:52 a.m. A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9 Lloyd St. on Sunday at 9:09 p.m. A report of a motor vehicle accident on Sunday at 11:22 a.m. at Broadway and Jenness Street.

Assaults

A report of assault and battery at 1:38 p.m. Monday at 4 Kingsley Terrace, Apt. 8;


MARBLEHEAD

A report of a burglar false alarm at 12:16 a.m. at West Shore Drive; A report of a shoulder injury by a person outside the pool are at Leggs Hill Road on Sunday at 12:56 a.m.; A caller said he heard someone from the upper part of Countryside Lane talking about drugs on Sunday at 1:59 a.m.


MALDEN

Arrests

Igor Cruz of 548 Salem St. on Tuesday at 2:23 p.m.

Toni Grungo of 84 Essex St. on Tuesday at 9:57 p.m.

Michael Harrington of 816 Main St., was arrested on a charge of suspicious activity on Wednesday at 8:21 p.m.

Kevin Kelly of 80 Main St. for shoplifting on Thursday at 10:34 a.m.

David Solis of 65 Willow St. on Thursday at 11:24 p.m.

Jesus Bruno of 72 Cabot St., Beverly was arrested for drinking alcohol from an open container, operating under the influence of alcohol.


MEDFORD

Complaints

A caller reported a white female in her 50s with brown hair, wearing a blue striped shirt trying door handles at Grove Street and Tyler Avenue on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Police could not find the woman; Report of shoplifting at Kohls at 3850 Mystic Valley Parkway on Sunday at 1:48 p.m.; Report of an overdose at 31 Henry St. on Sunday at 4:14 p.m. patient taken to hospital; Caller reported a man down on the sidewalk at Fellsway West and Salem Street on Sunday at 5:11 p.m.; A report of two suspicious men on the first floor of the complex at 22 Allston St. on Sunday at 5:28 p.m.; Caller from Panera Bread at 499 Riverside Ave. said a man has been sleeping in the restaurant for a long time on Sunday at 6:14 p.m.; On Sunday at 10:08 p.m. a caller said a white male wearing a T-shirt and shorts was trying to  make entry into her apartment. Officer reported it was the upstairs neighbor trying to get in the wrong door; Caller said there is a man down in the street at Bonner and Willis avenues wearing a T-shirt, hat and jeans on Sunday at 10:53 p.m. Caller said he spoke with the person and all is OK; Caller said there was an unattended baby carriage on the sidewalk at the Lumiere Apartments at 3780 Mystic Avenue on Monday at 6:09 a.m. Police found there was no baby in the carriage. The carriage was brought back to the police station; Caller said she was bitten by a dog on Monday at 2:02 p.m. at 13 Edward St. Animal Control officer was notified and following up.


SAUGUS

Complaints

Police responded to a call about a loud party at 145 Fairmount Ave. on Sunday at 2:32 a.m. Officer spoke with homeowner who said they will be shutting down for the night; Caller reported her pocketbook was stolen out of her carriage at Lowes at 1500 Broadway on Sunday at 9:38 a.m. but she did not see who took it. Police were dispatched, but Lowes reported finding the pocketbook; On Sunday at 10:14 a.m. a caller reported chairs in the road at om Route 1 at the Square One Mall but officers did not find anything; Report of smoke behind Lynn Fells Parkway at Gilway on Sunday at 10:54 a.m. Revere Engine 3 was dispatched but no smoke was found; Caller reported they found a small Labrador on Sunday at 11:39 a.m. but they are unable to keep it. The caller was referred to the Saugus Animal Hospital and the MSPCA.

 

Swampscott goes to market

PHOTO | PAULA MULLER
Emily Goncalves of Salem checks out the tomatoes at Clark Farm Stand at the Swampscott Town Hall green on Sunday.

By MATT DEMIRS

SWAMPSCOTT— Over 15 vendors and hundreds of residents from all over Massachusetts and New England gathered Sunday at the Swampscott Farmers Market for its opening day at a new location.

“This is a great opening day,” said Swampscott Recreation Department director Danielle Strauss. “We’ve created more community space like chairs and seating so families can come down and hang out play corn hole, giant jenga, and have a cup of coffee.”

Strauss said the location has also brought in a lot of walking traffic from the beach, which was something the market didn’t get a lot of behind the high school.”

The market is now held on the lawn of Swampscott Town Hall after moving from the parking lot behind Swampscott High School.

The new location gives beach strollers a chance to pop in on the action.  

That’s exactly what Mark Krupski did when he saw the market on a bike ride from Boston to Marblehead. He was enjoying a cannoli from Prezioso: The Cannoli Corner.

The cyclist from Minnesota, who said he is taking a three-week class at Harvard, had intentions of riding to Marblehead but had to stop to check out the crowd, live music, and vendors when he was riding by. Once he saw the sign for Cannolis, he was hooked.

“You gotta have a cannoli whenever you can,” he said.

Various vendors came out for opening day, like K Cake Creations, a local Swampscott bakery service, Postcard Coffee, and Ackermann Maple Farm, who hails all the way from Vermont with natural maple syrup flavor the state is known for. They’ve been coming to the market for four years now.

Vendors saw great business in the new spot.

Kate Weakley of The Fish Market Marblehead said the lines were instant. After selling out of salmon burgers in the first hours, the owner, Deb Lewis had to make another delivery.

The market, which welcomed dogs, even had a vendor dedicated to families’ four-legged friends. CEO of Michael Moran’s Natural Pet Food, Mary Ellen Fletcher has been coming to the market since the beginning and believes the new location is great.

“The first weekend always has a great showing of people,” she said.

Rachel Bennett, of the new Lightning Coffee shop in the Lydia Pinkham building, was spotted in the crowd. The Lynn business owner, who lives in Swampscott, said she hopes to bring some roasting of her own to the market although she’s unsure of when that may be.

The only downside of the new location, Strauss said, is the lack of parking since customers are left to mainly park along side streets.

Nonetheless, the opening day was much loved.

“I like where it is now,” said the retired public school teacher and resident Mary Clain. She started attending the Farmer’s Market at it’s inception in 2012. “It’s more open with views of the water and there are a lot more people.”

The Farmers Market takes place at 22 Monument Ave. every Sunday, rain or shine at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m until October.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com

 

 

Police log: 6-12-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Royer Deleon, 20, of 61 Elm. St, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured motor vehicle/ trailer, leaving the scene of the property after damage and an unregistered motor vehicle at 3:19 p.m. Saturday.

Joshua Hale was arrested on warrant charges for assault and battery +60/disabled, destruction of property, and correctional institution disturbance, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest at 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

Michael Holmes, of 242 Boston St., was arrested on warrant charges for malicious defacement of property, larceny over $250, daytime breaking and entry for felony, disorderly conduct and assualt and battery on a police officer at 12:15 a.m. Sunday.

Thomas Simson, 34, of 52 White St., East Boston, was arrested and charged with an open container ordinance violation at 2:56 p.m. Saturday.

John Sindone, 55, of 58 Kirtland St., was arrested and charged with lewdness condition, open and gross lewdness, and aggressively annoying someone at 4:37 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:05 a.m. Friday at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 10:44 a.m. Friday at Bellaire and Western avenue; at 3:04 p.m. Friday at Locust street; at 4:08 p.m. Friday at Walnut and Wyman street; at 7:16 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Richardson road; at 9:42 p.m. Friday at Broad and Washington street; at 9:46 p.m. Friday at 106 Federal St.; at 9:51 p.m. Friday at Central avenue and Sutton street; at 9:52 p.m. Friday at Central avenue; at 12:26 a.m. Saturday at Boston and Grove street; at 12:29 a.m. Saturday at 60 Boston St.; at 12:13 p.m. Saturday at Allen avenue and Chestnut street; at 12:15 p.m Saturday. at 892 Washington St.; at 12:20 p.m. at Allerton and Chestnut street; at 2:10 p.m Saturday at 326 Chatham St.; at 8:07 p.m. Saturday at Fortesque terrace; at 10:14 p.m. Saturday at Broad and Pleasant street; at 10:39 p.m. Saturday at 10 Pleasant St.; at 10:49 p.m. Saturday at Washington street and Western avenue; at 10:06 a.m. Sunday at 328 Broadway; at 11:24 a.m. Sunday at 821 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:25 p.m. Friday at 61 Neptune St.; at 11:14 a.m. Saturday at 656 Lynnfield St.; at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Broad and Washington street;

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 6:35 p.m. Friday at Essex and Fayette street; at 4:09 p.m. Saturday at Goodridge street and Tracy avenue; at 6:06 p.m. Saturday at 6 Essex Circle; at 11:01 a.m. Sunday at 437 Summer St.;

Assault and Battery

A report of assault and battery at 11:19 a.m. Saturday at 126 Union St.; A report of an assault at 10:07 p.m. at 20 Neptune Blvd.;

Breaking and Entry

A report of breaking and entry at 3:22 p.m. Friday at 112 Hollingsworth St.; at 8:08 p.m. Saturday at 20 Pond St.; A report of breaking and entry to a motor vehicle at 7:05 p.m. Friday at 14 Summer St.; at 11:48 p.m. Saturday at 56 Burrill Ave.; at 10:07 a.m. Sunday at 148 Fayette St.;

Complaints

A report of a sexual assault at 11:33 a.m. Friday on Everett St. A report of a fight at 4:01 p.m. Friday at 1 Central Square; at 7:31 p.m. at 200 Union St.; at 4:54 Saturday at 54 Hanover St.; at 6:31 p.m. Saturday at State street; A report of violation of harassment ordinance at 4:46 p.m. Friday at 43 State St.;

A report of gang activity at 6:11 p.m. Friday at Circuit avenue; at 4:33 p.m. Saturday at Circuit avenue. A report of drug activity at 8:35 a.m. Saturday at 65 Franklin St.;

Fire

A report of a fire at 12:07 a.m. Friday at 303 Broadway; at 4:12 p.m. Friday at 16 Surfside Rd.; at 2:10 a.m. Saturday at 7 Liberty Square; at 8:32 a.m. Sunday at 24 Mount Vernon St.;

Gunshot

A report of a gunshot at 7:21 p.m. Friday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 9:55 p.m. Friday at 710 Summer St.; at 11:50 p.m. Friday at East Highland street; at 4:41 a.m. Saturday at 445 Essex St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:19 a.m. Friday at Lynnway; at 11:54 Saturday at Woodman street.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 12:57 a.m. Friday at Fayette and Mason street. A report of larceny at 9:37 a.m. Friday at 51 Hood St.; at 11:54 a.m. Saturday at 41 Light St.; at 11:59 a.m. Saturday at 159 Lynnway’ at 10:10 p.m. Saturday at 380 Boston St.; at 8:57 a.m. Sunday at 95 Union St.;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:31 a.m. Saturday at 36 Tudor St.; at 9:38 a.m. Sunday at 89 Centre St.;

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at 36 Tudor St.; at 11:50 a.m. Sunday at 14 Lawton Ave.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:33 p.m. Friday at Widger road and Lafayette street; at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Atlantic avenue and Smith street.

A pedestrian was struck at 6:54 p.m. Friday at Village Street.

Complaints

A report of cars being parked all day in two hours spots. The caller asked to enforce the two hour parking rule.

A caller reported a kid skateboarding for the past 30 minutes outside their home who won’t leave at 1:44 p.m. Friday at Pleasant street. The caller allegedly asked the kid to leave and would not. The kid then became belligerent was yelling. Officers spoke to the kid.

A report of a person fighting with a knife at 8:32 p.m. Friday Broughton road. The young caller reported a white male fighting with the knife who may have left the area.

A report of an erratic operator at 12:28 a.m. Saturday at Atlantic Ave. The caller stated the vehicle was all over the road and swerving in and out of traffic.

A report of a neighbor dispute at 10:37 a.m. Saturday at Broughton road. The caller reports her neighbor followed her and her son home and swearing at her son. The caller had to close the door and does not know the neighbors name.

A report of an erratic operator at 8:39 p.m. Saturday at Atlantic avenue. The caller states the driver was going 80/90 mph and almost hit several cars on Hawkes street. She stated the car was a silver mercedes.

A report of a loud beach part at 10:50 p.m. Saturday at Pequot road.

A caller reported at 1:59 a.m. at Countryside lane that she can hear someone from the upper part of Countryside lane talking about drugs.

Fire

A report of a heavy smoke coming from bushes at 10:27 a.m. Saturday at Gerry street. The fire was extinguished.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:52 p.m. Friday at Village street. The caller allegedly was just informed of her rear car window being smashed. Another caller reported suspicious activity of one male in the vicinity of where the vehicle was parked earlier.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:23 p.m. Friday at 20 Clement Ave.; at 7:52 p.m. Friday at 300 Andover St.; at 9:55 p.m. Friday at 22 Newbury St,; at 11:24 Saturday at 175 Andover St.;

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 7:31 p.m. Friday at 1 Melony Rd.;

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:52 a.m. Sunday at 225 Andover St. and 2 Sylvan St.

Complaints

A report of an abandoned vehicle at 10:41 a.m. Saturday at Forest street.; A report of an assault at 11:19 p.m. Saturday at 96 Newbury St.; A report of a fight at 11:27 p.m. Saturday at Sherman street.

Gunshots

A report of gunshots at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 500 Northshore Rd.;

Theft

A report of larceny at 7:47 p.m. Saturday at 210a Andover St.;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:35 p.m. Friday at 61 Pulaski St.; at 8:40 a.m. Sunday at 79 Lynnfield St.; A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 2:27 p.m. Saturday at 9 Cedar Grove Ave.;


MALDEN

Arrest

Igor Cruz, of 548 Salem St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday at 8:02 a.m.

Trespass

Police investigated a report of trespassing on Wednesday at 2:31 p.m. at 15 Mount Washington Avenue. Police responded to a trespassing report Wednesday at 3:11 p.m. at 107-109 Summer St.

Disturbance

Police responded to a report of disturbance on Wednesday at 2:33 p.m. at Oak Grove MBTA station.

Accidents

Police responded to an accident reported with personal injury on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. at Broadway and Salem Street.

Vandalism

Police investigated a vandalism report on Wednesday at 6:54 p.m. at 90 Whitman St. Apt 2.

 

 

 

Police log: 6-10-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Kendall Bridges, 28, of 38 Hanover St., was arrested and charged with possession of Class B drugs at 6:14 p.m. Thursday.

Spencer Camara-Harrison, 23, of 53 Hanson St., Somerville, was arrested an charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licence and possession of Class C drugs at 7:51 a.m. Friday.

Robert Doucette was arrested on warrant charges of trafficking cocaine, possession to distribute cocaine, and possession to distribute drugs, at 8:26 a.m. Friday.

Rachel Kennedy, 28, of 28 Sweetwater St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 6:21 p.m. Thursday.

Alissa King, of 106 Jackson St. was arrested on warrant charges of violating parole at 4:44 p.m. Thursday.

Joseph Leclerc, of 29 Elm St., Gloucester, was arrested and charged with violation of city knife ordinance and possession of Class A drugs. He was also arrested on warrant charges of operation of motor vehicle with a suspended license, speeding, possession of Class A drugs, and shoplifting by asportation.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:11 a.m. Thursday at 3 City Hall Square; at 10:43 a.m. Thursday at 475 Western Ave.; at 12:12 p.m. Thursday at 35 Tremont St.; at 12:31 a.m. Thursday at Freeman square; at 1:49 p.m. Thursday at 319 Lynnway; at 2:16 p.m. Thursday at Safford street; at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 4:29 p.m. Thursday at 72 Warren St.; at 5:54 p.m. Thursday at 155 Jenness St.; at 6:25 p.m. Thursday at 17 Lynnway; at 8:05 a.m,. Friday at 20 Neptune Blvd.;

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:19 p.m. Thursday at Boston street and Fenton avenue; at 5:21 p.m. Thursday at Eastern ave and Herschel street;

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at 10:22 p.m. Thursday at Lawton and Western avenue.

Assault

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:55 p.m. Thursday at Bennett street and South; at 9:33 p.m. Thursday at 103 Washington St.;

Complaints

A report of a scam at 11:23 a.m. Thursday at 20 Wardwell Ave.; A report of a threat at 12:03 p.m. Thursday at 526 Western Ave.; a report of an injured cop at 11:23 p.m. Thursday 300 Washington St.; a report of a threat at 10:09 a.m. Friday at 222 Broadway.

Fire

A report of a 1 alarm fire at 12:39 p.m. Thursday at 72 Mudge St.; at 5:50 p.m. Thursday at 436 Summer St.; at 12:07 a.m. Friday at 303 Broadway.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:52 p.m. Thursday at Chatham street; at 3:21 p.m. Thursday at Barry Park.

Vandalism

A report of a vandalism at 11:07 a.m. Thursday at 47 Woodman St.

Theft

A report of larceny at 3:01 p.m. Thursday at 73 Urban St.; at 3:14 p.m. Thursday at 10 Farrar St.; at 9:37 p.m. Friday at 51 Hood St.; at 12:57 a.m. Friday at Fayette and Mason street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:31 p.m. Thursday at 106 Newhall St.

Police log: 6-9-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Pleasant and Spring street at  12:51 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of someone trying to steal at Rockland road at 7:49 a.m. Thursday. The caller reported someone tried to steal a bicycle from under the resident’s deck. A report of an overturner boat in Marblehead harbor at 3:55 p.m. Thursday. A report of two males wearing tactical gear at Beacon street at 5:59 p.m. Thursday. The caller reported two males wearing gear and carrying rifles. A report of illegally parked cars at Robert and Tully road at 6:10 p.m. Thursday.

Fire

A report of a fire in an electrical socket at Anchorage lane at 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at Shetland road at 11:21 a.m. Thursday. A report of cars not stopping for pedestrians in the crosswalk at Atlantic ave and Hawkes street. The caller reported a cluster of students along Atlantic avenue trying to cross and no cars would stop for them.


PEABODY

Arrests

Lucas Biz, 27, of 263 Western Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 4:47 p.m. Thursday.

Joseph M. Bettencourt, 49, of 5 Winthrop St. was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, second offense negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop/yield at 9:01 p.m. Thursday.

Guadalupe Garza, 44, of 215 Market St., Galveston, Texas, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence at 10:08 Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:29 p.m. Thursday at 10 County St.; at 3:44 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Drive.; at 4:09 p.m. Thursday at 252 Andover St.; at 4:12 p.m. Thursday at 147 Summit St.; at 10:14 a.m. Friday at 22 Castle Circle.

Complaints

A report of a civil matter at 1:32 p.m. Friday at Boost Mobile at 100 Main St. The caller reported from off site of an unruly customer in the store.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:35 p.m. Thursday at Newbury St.;

Theft

A report of larceny at 9:26 a.m. Friday at 10 Hardy St. A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 9:45 a.m. Friday at 50 Walnut St.;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:33 p.m. Thursday at 261 Newbury St.; at 8:05 p.m. Thursday at 3 Elmwood Circle.


REVERE

Arrests

Ariel Velasquez, 24, of 52 Abruzzi St. was arrested on warrant charges and charged with distribution of Class B drugs at 12:24 p.m. Thursday.

Luis Ruiz, 49, of 26 Thornton St. was arrested and charged with distribution of Class B drugs and trafficking cocaine at 1:44 p.m. Thursday.

Elen Sullivan, 48, of 304 American Legion Highway, was arrested and charged with violating abuse prevention order at 8:56 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:21 p.m. Thursday at MAhoney Circle; at 6:27 p.m. at Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with damaged property at 6:26 p.m. at Broadway.

Complaints

A report of harassment at 9:33 a.m. Thursday at REvere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue. A report of an abandoned motor vehicle at 11:36 a.m. Thursday at Fowler Avenue. A report of a missing person at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Beverly Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 4:39 a.m. Thursday at Blake Street.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 12:13 a.m. Thursday at 41 Hopkins St.; a report of theft at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Dolphin Avenue.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Eligio Lopez was arrested and charged with unlawful operation of a motor vehicle at 12:42 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a three-car motor vehicle accident with non-fatal injuries on route 1 South at Auto Excellence Group at 2:16 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of an animal complaint at 95 Lynn Fells Parkway at 12:55 a.m Thursday. A caller reported of an ongoing problem of dog barking. A report of an erratic driver at 298 Main St. at 7:17 a.m. Thursday. A report of low hanging wires at 128 Winter St. at 10:34 a.m. Thursday. A report of a noise complaint at 35 Lincoln Ave. at 2:22 p.m. Thursday. A report of a motor vehicle complaint at Main street at 3:48 p.m. Thursday. The caller reported the operator throwing objects the window of the vehicle and hitting pedestrians.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 36 Newhall Ave. at 2:52 p.m. Thursday.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:04 p.m. Thursday at 1006 Paradise Rd.

Complaints

A report of a neighbor problem at 10:16 a.m. Thursday at 75 Essex St.; A report of suspicious activity at 1:13 p.m. Thursday at Walgreens at 505 Paradise Rd.; at 1:42 p.m. at Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 980 Paradise Rd.

Fire

A report of a fire at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at 2 Prospect Ave.

Caponigro steps down as English baseball coach

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After 14 seasons, Joe Caponigro has stepped down as the baseball coach at English. 

By STEVE KRAUSE

LYNN — After 14 seasons, during which time two of his players signed professional contracts, Joe Caponigro has stepped down as the English High baseball coach.

Caponigro, who lives in Swampscott, took over the baseball program in 2004 upon the departure of Ron Bennett. During his tenure, he coached Robert Reyes, who later signed a contract with the Red Sox organization, and Ben Bowden, a left-handed pitcher who was drafted in the first round last year by the Colorado Rockies organization.

He said the decision to step away from the job came down to timing and personal reasons.

“A good coach knows when it’s time,” said Caponigro. “And it was my time to give this up.”

Knowing it might be time to go doesn’t necessarily make it easier, though.

“This is the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make in my life,” said Caponigro, “because I’ve invested 14 years of my heart and soul into the program, and into the kids. I’ve made some tremendous friends. They used to be players. Now they’re friends. It’s just hard to walk away. And for the kids who are still with the program, it’s going to be hard to leave them.”

Prior to coaching at English, Caponigro, who works for Panakio Adjusters in downtown Lynn, was active with the North Shore Baseball League, and he still manages the Swampscott Sox. Many of his former English players returned to play for him with the Sox.

“I love coaching,” said Caponigro, whose daughter, Jaymie, was a soccer and girls basketball player at Swampscott High. “It’s in my DNA. I tell my wife all the time you can’t rub the spots off a leopard.

“I resigned on Tuesday, and Wednesday and Thursday I was out coaching the Sox. I love baseball, and I love coaching baseball.”

Caponigro is particularly proud of the number of his former players who have come back to contribute to the program.

“A lot of my players come back and coach,” he said. “I always like to have that family type of atmosphere, where they’re always welcome back. They come back officially as coaches, and some come back unofficially when they can help out.”

Caponigro said he’d like to be remembered at English as a coach who was a straight shooter and was a positive role model for teenagers.

“I always wore my heart on my sleeve,” he said. “No bull. And I tried to live by the integrity I have … being a positive role model for these kids. I’ve always tried to set a good example.”

The English administration knew what it had in Caponigro.

“Joe had a great 14 years here,” said athletic director Dick Newton. “We’re sad to see him leave. The kids connected with him. He did a great job while he was here.”

Newton said Caponigro always represented the school with class and dignity.

“Always in a positive way,” he said. “He did everything, as an administrator, that you want coaches to do.”

“Joe was a great guy, that’s for sure,” said English principal Tom Strangie.

Caponigro said he always appreciated the support he got from the administration.

“Mr. (Andy) Fila (former principal) and Mr. (Gary) Molea (former AD) gave me a chance and I’ll be forever grateful for that,” Caponigro said. “And Mr. Strangie and Mr. Newton have continued giving me that support. It was my privilege to coach at English.”

Police log: 6-9-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Christian Bybee, 47, of 25 Hamilton Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery on ambulance personnel at 8:15 a.m. Thursday.

Michael Byrnes, 23, of 3 Mace Place, was arrested on warrant charges of Class B drug possession, conspiracy to violate the drug law, failure to drive in right lane, failure to signal, larceny, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 7:02 a.m. Thursday.

Leonard Calkins, of 23 Broad St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender, unregistered motor vehicle, number plate violation to conceal, speeding, Class E drug possession, and marked lanes violation at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday.

Phyllis Danieli, 52, of 30 Franklin St., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 7:58 a.m. Thursday.

Gregory Dicrescenzo, 38, of 26 Astor St., was arrested and charged with uttering a false prescription and larceny of a drug at 8:31 a.m. Thursday.

Keila Garcia, 19, of 124 Chestnut St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of shoplifting by concealing merchandise, assault and battery, liquor possession by a person under 21, and carrying a dangerous weapon at 7:33 a.m. Thursday.

Larry Green, 52, of 119 Lewis St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of failure to register as a sex offender and larceny at 7:29 a.m. Thursday.

Frederick Greer, 44, of 16 Essex Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of failure to register as a sex offender at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Alex Guerrero, 46, of 88 Jackson St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug distribution and Class A drug possession at 8:49 a.m. Thursday.

Michael Nash, 54, of 25 Magner Road, was arrested and charged with larceny from person and assault and battery at 9:09 a.m. Thursday.

James Politano, 48, of 30 Franklin St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and larceny at 7:50 a.m. Thursday.

Ramon Rodriguez, of 136 Northridge Road, Beverly, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older and assault and battery at 8:15 a.m. Thursday.

Michael Rogers, 24, of 10 Essex Court, was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny from a person over 65 at 9:04 a.m. Thursday.

Donnell Skeen, 35, of 170 South Common St., was arrested on a warrant charge of Class B drug distribution at 7:16 a.m. Thursday.

Dianne Spilman, 51, of 10 Farrar St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of daytime breaking and entering for a felony, attempt to commit a crime, and larceny at 6:25 a.m. Thursday.

Glen Wilder, 48, of 43 Timson St., was arrested and charged with threat to commit a crime and assault with a dangerous weapon at 9:47 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 116 Lewis St.; at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday at 33 North Common St.; at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday on Friend Street; at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday at 65 Broad St.; at 4:18 p.m. Wednesday at 610 Chestnut St.; at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday at Essex and Sheridan streets; at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at 11 Houston Place; at 3:05 a.m. Thursday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 6:48 a.m. Thursday at Chase Road and Euclid Avenue; at 8:02 a.m. Thursday at 47 Jackson St.; at 8:21 a.m. Thursday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 9:17 a.m. Thursday at Walnut Street and Washington Avenue; at 9:57 a.m. Thursday at 23A Market Square.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday on Sheridan Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday at 52 Friend St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at 35 Suffolk St.; at 9:42 a.m. Thursday at Union and Washington streets.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday at 609 Western Ave.; at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday at 24 Burrill Ave.; at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday at 138 Euclid Ave.; at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday at Broad and Portland St.; at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday at 28 Joyce St.; at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Curwin Terrace; at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday at 532 Western Ave.; at 5:04 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Bassett St.; at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday at 170 South Common St.; at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Elmore St.; at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at 54 Elm St.; at 7:38 p.m. Wednesday at 3 Kingsley Terrace; at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday at 91 Newhall St.; at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday at 353 Essex St.; at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at 24 Burrill Ave.; at 1:16 a.m. Thursday at 103 Magnolia Ave.; at 3 a.m. Thursday at 79 Goodridge St.; at 3:42 a.m. Thursday at 358 Broadway; at 4:20 a.m. Thursday at 358 Broadway; at 7:26 a.m. Thursday at Ford Elementary School at 49 Hollingsworth St.

A report of a gunshot at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday at 99 New Park St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:13 a.m. Thursday at CVS at 65 Boston St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:08 a.m. Thursday at 24 Mansfield St.

A report of vandalism at 7:58 a.m. Thursday at 300 Lynn Shore Drive.

Police log: 6-8-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A third grader reportedly saw a clown with a knife in the wooded conservation area while walking from school to his or her grandparents’ house at 2:49 p.m. Wednesday on Turner Road. Police checked the woods for the knife wielding clown, along with the school and surrounding areas, and were unable to locate anything. Police spoke to other people in the area, and no one else saw what was reported.

A report of a disturbance at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday on Peach Highlands.

A group of kids were reportedly smoking pot in the woods behind the school at 7:35 a.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street. The caller stated that she walks the tracks and sees this every day. She said she saw one boy walk out of the woods and then re-enter the woods, and that the kids know she is reporting them, adding that the boy was probably going to warn his friends. Police reported the kids were smoking cigarettes.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at 59 Gardner St.; at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 82 Lowell St. and 2 Perkins St. One vehicle reportedly rolled over after a two-car accident. One drive was cited for failure to use care in turning; at 12:57 p.m. Thursday at The Vitamin Shoppe at 300 Andover St.; at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at 36 Clement Ave. and 2 Milk St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:34 p.m. Wednesday at 299 Lowell St.; at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday at 8 Caller St. and 136 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:16 p.m. Thursday at Maddy’s Car Wash at 300 Andover St.

Complaints

A caller reported two men were having a fistfight at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday at 57 Pierpont St. and 2 Cottage St. Police checked the area and couldn’t find the combatants

A report of a disturbance at 7:08 p.m. Wednesday at 15 Osborne St. and 8 Cottage St.; at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Lynnfield St.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:12 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 79 Lynnfield St. The business owner reported there was a man in a brown van that sits in the vehicle for a long period of time, and is not a customer. Police reported the man was watching a movie and waiting for a friend.


REVERE

Arrests

Mark A. Brooks-Carranza, 27, of 325 Beach St., was arrested and charged with three counts of Class B drug distribution and Class B drug possession with intent to distribute at 12:32 p.m. Wednesday.

Jonathan Eric Calderon, 27, of 75 Sheridan St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled with injury at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Ciulla, 41, of 105 Ashley St., East Boston, was arrested on warrants at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday.

David Dellabarba, 38, of 128 Rindge St., Weymouth, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger and leaving an accident scene after property damage at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Marouane Ziouani, 28, of 90-92 Crest Ave., Apt. B, was arrested and charged with six counts of Class B drug distribution, cocaine trafficking, Class E drug possession, and unlawful possession of ammunition at 2:54 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:23 a.m. Tuesday on Bennington Street; at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday on Mahoney Circle; at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday at Gaulino’s Auto on Ward Street; at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday at Darque Tan on American Legion Highway; at 6:27 p.m. Tuesday on Malden Street; at 6:54 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Park Avenue. Alexandre Augusto Delair, 30, of 270 Chestnut St., Apt. 1, Chelsea, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday at Charger Street and Rumney Road; at 12:46 p.m. Wednesday at Revere City Hall on Broadway; at 1:13 p.m. Wednesday on Adams Street; at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday at Revere House of Pizza on Broadway; at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road; at 2:47 p.m. Wednesday at Bridge Pizzeria on Washington Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:11 a.m. Tuesday at Margarita’s Restaurant on American Legion Highway; at 8:28 p.m. Tuesday on Nahant Avenue; at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday at Waite and Floyd streets; at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday on VFW Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment at 2:58 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street. At least one person was taken to the hospital.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday on VFW Parkway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:56 p.m. Wednesday on Crescent Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:39 a.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road; at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road; at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday at West Revere Health Center on Salem Street; at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday at New Deal Fruit on Broadway; at 9:56 a.m. Wednesday on Crescent Avenue; at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday on Oak Island Road.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday on Kingman Avenue; at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday on Winthrop Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday on Wave Avenue; at 4:47 p.m. Tuesday on Highland Street; at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday on Fitcairn Street; at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday on Constitution Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday at Webster First Federal Credit Union at 448 Lincoln Ave.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Winter St. A caller reported a man in a black four-door sedan had pointed a rifle out of the window of his vehicle and fired it at the bleachers at Stocker Field. Police spoke with the caller further, who reported that when she was sitting on the porch with her friend, they heard a loud ping off of one of the bleachers. They then heard what they described as an air rifle reload and then another shot was fired, followed by another ping off of the bleachers. They then reportedly saw the man run away and put away what looked like an air rifle in his trunk. The two then exchanged words over how an air rifle should be used and the man got into his car and drove off. Police could not find any casings (from possible shots) after an area search.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday at 4728 Scotts Mill Court.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday at 16 Denver St. A man reported when he left his house in his car, it stalled and would not start. He had the vehicle towed, and one of the mechanics discovered that water had been dumped in the fuel tank.

Nonprofit awards doctors, students

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Alicia Luongo of Saugus receives the David Solimine Sr. Honorary Scholarship from Boston North Cancer Association. She is joined by board members Kevin McCarthy of Nahant (left), David Solimine Sr. of Lynn and President Susan McCarthy of Nahant.

By MATT DEMIRS

Boston North Cancer Association (BNCA) honored North Shore doctors and students last month at the 7th annual Hope Begins Here Awards.

The Peabody-based nonprofit whose mission is to support the prevention, research, education and care of cancer, recognized Dr. Noel P. DeFelippo for more than 30 years of excellence and dedication in the treatment of patients with bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancer.

The Swampscott resident practices at Urology Consultants of the North Shore with offices in Salem and Danvers.

Lynn offers discounted home composters

The BNCA Scholarship Program recognizes childhood cancer survivors, young people of parents with cancer, and medical school students who show a promising career in cancer treatment.

Arthur Kautz of Swampscott High School was awarded the $3,500 Hope Begins Here Scholarship, which is given to a senior whose parent either died from cancer, survived cancer during the applicant’s childhood years, or is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Alicia Luongo of Saugus High School and Cassidy Woods of Wakefield, a student at Bishop Fenwick High School, received the $3,500 David J. Solimine Sr. Honorary Scholarship.

Stewart Pine, a 2010 Newburyport High School graduate attending Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine was awarded the $7,500 F. John Bargoot, MD Memorial Scholarship.


Matt Demirs can be reached at mdemirs@itemlive.com

Police log: 6-8-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Kerri Loftus, 28, of 37 Carver St., Marshfield, was arrested and charged with parole/probation violation at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Hayk Nalbandyan, 32, of 175 Ocean St., was arrested and charged with electronic fund transfer violation, larceny by a single scheme and credit card fraud at 7:16 p.m. Tuesday.

Jonathan Simon, 24, of 25 Birch St., Everett, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 10:41 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:51 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Magnolia Avenue; at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday at Congress Street and Western Avenue; at 7:38 a.m. Wednesday at 72 Franklin St.; at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday on Lynnfield Street; at 9:39 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:34 p.m. Tuesday at 113 Fayette St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday at 21 Fuller St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at 32 Shepard St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Washington St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at 38 Wentworth Place; at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday at 20 South St.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday at 109 Harbor St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at 56 Henry Ave.

Police log: 6-7-2017


MALDEN

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:02 a.m. Monday on Forest Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:18 a.m. Monday on Lebanon Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:01 a.m. Monday on South Ammett Street; at 11:30 a.m. Monday on Pleasant Street; at 1 p.m. Monday on Orchard Street.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Street; at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Maple and Tedesco streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday on Bowden Street; at 2:48 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue.


PEABODY

Arrests

Robert A. Bouffard, 66, homeless, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and false fire alarm at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday.

Jason B. Coombs, 36, of 321 Jefferson Ave., Apt. 3, Salem, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to rape, unarmed assault to rob and assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled with serious injury at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday.

Eddy G. Mendez, 29, of 30 Pleasant St., Apt. 2, Salem, was arrested on a warrant at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday.

Thomas Pettiglio, 49, of 507 Broad St., Apt. 19, Nashua, New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and on a warrant at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday.

Thomas Herbert Simpson, 34, of 64 Tudor St., Apt. 11, Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI drugs second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to use care in start/stop/turn/back and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Jamison P. Wood, 34, of 321 Jefferson Ave., Apt. 3, Salem, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to rape, unarmed assault to rob, and assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled with serious injury at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Shell at 85 Lynnfield St.; at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday at 227 Andover St.; at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday at 0 Bartholomew St. and 378 Lynnfield St. A three-car accident was reported; at 1:43 p.m. Wednesday at 590 Lowell St. and 2 Danforth Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault with a dangerous weapon at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday on Tremont Street. A caller reported men assaulting a woman on the street. Jason Coombs, 36, and Jamison Wood, 34, both of Salem, were arrested for assault and battery, assault to rape and on other charges.

Complaints

A report of disorderly conduct at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Central St. A deputy from the fire department requested an officer for a malicious fire alarm pull activation. Robert Bouffard, 66, homeless, was arrested.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday at Subway at 141 Summit St. A caller reported a white sheet on their head causing a disturbance.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday at 53 Lynn St. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday at 38 Glen Drive. A car was vandalized.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:44 a.m. Tuesday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:42 p.m. Tuesday at Victor’s Italian Cuisine at 1639 Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:52 pm. Tuesday at 2 Marden St. A caller reported hearing a noise on his roof, and after reviewing his security tapes, it appeared that somebody may have climbed on his roof. Police reported it appeared that it was an animal that climbed on his roof.

Is the Swampscott rail trail worth it?

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A map of the proposed Swampscott rail trail.

YES: Alexis Runstadler, pro-trail abutter and co-chair of Yes for Swampscott Campaign

Love Swampscott — Vote Yes for the Rail Trail.

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Runstadler

The Swampscott Rail Trail is about community. It is about a 2-mile linear park throughout our town for every neighborhood, every resident.  After 30 years of discussion and debate, now is the time to move this project forward.

Last month, Swampscott Town Meeting overwhelming approved (by a vote of 210 to 56) ($850,000 in) funding for the Rail Trail to move forward with design and engineering of the trail and acquisition of easement rights.  

The Rail Trail is unanimously sponsored by the Selectmen and endorsed by the Finance Committee, Capital Improvement Committee, School Committee, Planning Board, Open Space Committee and Conservation Commission.  However, as is too familiar in Swampscott, a small group of abutters to the National Grid utility corridor want to prevent progress by overturning Town Meeting’s overwhelming vote for the Rail Trail.

A recent letter from these abutters to voters included a lot of inaccurate information. Here are the facts:

The Rail Trail will be solely within the existing National Grid utility corridor, which only National Grid maintains and pays taxes on.

Title examinations on the corridor confirm ownership by National Grid, the Town, and Tedesco Country Club.

No abutter along the corridor has established any ownership to the utility corridor.  The abutters’ own attorney has stated that abutters have completed no title examinations to support a claim of ownership.

The Town is working with National Grid to secure recreational easements using eminent domain – a common way for towns to acquire easements as it cures potential title defects.

Many Massachusetts communities have used eminent domain to create rail trails.

Only property within the utility corridor will be impacted.  No homes will be impacted.

Multiple appraisals establish the value for the recreational easement at not more than $430,000.

Over $175,000 in private donations have already been secured for construction of the trail.  As in other towns, state funding will also be secured to construct the trail.

A lot of good things are happening in Swampscott right now.  Let’s keep it going.  Swampscott deserves the Rail Trail.  Please vote ‘yes’ on Thursday, June 29.


NO: Charles Patsios, Swampscott Town Meeting member and developer

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Patsios

He wants the rail trail, but not without knowing what the costs are to the town and what the impacts are to other residents.

No other community in Massachusetts has created a trail like this using eminent domain — (it is) a human rights violation to take property against the will of a homeowner for something that is not a great public need. All others have been able to do the hard work of building community consensus.

Approximately 90 abutters have title to the land.

The $850,000 is just a down payment. The full cost to make this project happen will be north of $4 million.

The average price of a home in Swampscott is almost $500,000. To take land from a home will require that the town pay at least 10 percent of the value of the home. This is compensating the homeowner for the diminished value of their own land, as well as paying them for the actual property. Ten percent is a low estimate. It is the estimate used in class action suits that always result in lower payments than to individuals who fight the taking by themselves. Using 10 percent, that means each homeowner will need to be paid $50,000. With 90 homeowners, that is $4.5 million. Add $850,000 and you are north of $5 million — it will increase taxes and is better used elsewhere.

Our elementary schools are falling apart: At some time, we will need a new school. Swampscott taxes are some of the highest in the state. Taxpayers are not going to keep paying and paying. We need to prioritize and we should not prioritize a trail over a school.

This project is being pushed through by the Board of Selectmen using the same tactics they used on the Machon School, the Greenwood Avenue debacle, and the failed elementary school: marginalize and demonize those that oppose it; tell the public it won’t cost that much (but never discuss the full costs); bring the issue to Town Meeting, but not the town at large; and rig the debate at Town Meeting so that proponents have as much time as they need to make their case.

 

Swampscott awarded for use of green power

SWAMPSCOTT — Swampscott has been recognized as a top user of green power, as only one of two Massachusetts municipalities to appear on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Communities list.

The town appears for the first time on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list at No. 37, town officials said. Wellesley is the other Massachusetts town.

Swampscott is using nearly 17 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which represents 24 percent of its total power needs. Swampscott’s choice to use green power is helping to advance the green power market and support clean renewable energy alternatives, officials said.

“I’m extremely proud of the direction our town is taking to move toward a greener future,” said Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen, in a statement. “It’s exciting to not only see Swampscott gain this recognition, but more importantly that we’re leading the way. Swampscott is currently one of only two communities in Massachusetts to receive the designation.”

The town’s green power use is through the community’s electricity aggregation program, Swampscott Community Power. The program was developed with support from the consulting team of Bay State Consultants and Peregrine Energy Group, approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities in 2015, and the first electricity supply agreement to provide greener power to residents and businesses started in January 2016, officials said.

Let’s hear it for Jim Hughes

The program, a town electricity program that gives residents and businesses an electricity supply alternative to National Grid, while also helping to support the town’s sustainability efforts, provides 100 percent green energy and ensures that customers have choice because of a three-tier structure and transparency in the supply costs, officials said.

The community power program is an electricity aggregation, a form of group purchasing where a municipality selects an electricity supplier on behalf of its residents and businesses. The program impacts the electricity supply charges on their National Grid bill, officials said.

“Swampscott is proud to be recognized by the U.S. EPA for our green power use,” said Peter Kane, director of community development, in a statement. “Town Meeting members agreed with our desire to bring price-reliable electric supply in 2012 and we married that with the community’s focus on greenhouse gas reduction by developing the aggregation program.

“By making the choice to use clean, renewable energy, our community becomes more sustainable, while also sending a message to others across the United States that using green power is a sound business and community decision. It’s an important tool in reducing one’s carbon footprint in the fight against climate change.”

Green power is zero-emissions electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass and low impact-hydro. Using green power helps build demand for the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints, officials said.

Town officials cited stats from the EPA that shows Swampscott’s green power use of nearly 17 million kWh is equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 2,000 average American homes annually.

Let’s hear it for Jim Hughes

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Jim Hughes sits among mounds of papers and boxes at his insurance agency in Swampscott.

To call Jim Hughes a Swampscott institution is an understatement: After 57 years as a local businessman, Hughes retired on May 30. Born in Brockton but practically a lifelong Swampscott resident, Hughes personifies the rock-solid, small town merchant who helps defines Main Streets across America.

Described with love by his daughter, Kristin, as “a bit of a workaholic,” Hughes understands the important role a local insurance man plays in the lives of neighbors and friends. Bad things happen, accidents and even tragedies occur, and insurance makes the difference between surviving and moving on and floundering.

Hughes and dozens of other local businessmen and women who have been town constants for decades also understand why small business matters in towns like Swampscott. The heart and soul of a little community in many ways is defined by its mom and pop stores and storefront, walk-in businesses where employees know their customers by the first name and the conversation centers on family before it turns to business.

Hughes deserves a wonderful retirement centered on family and fun. But here’s hoping his talents, his institutional knowledge and experience can be harnessed going forward to provide invaluable guidance and advice to new entrepreneurs.

Opening a business is a courageous challenge and there are basic reasons why well-intentioned people with good ideas close up shop after a few months or a year. Not all great cooks are good business people. Not all talented hairdressers can manage employees or balance the books.

Swampscott insurance man calls it a career

Hughes and small business owners like him survived because they mastered the precarious balancing act involved in staying alive as a pint-sized entrepreneur. They learned to realistically evaluate risk, hard work, and the realities of business financing.

Small businesses are America’s lifeblood and an entryway into society for new arrivals to this country as well as people who learn a trade or hold a newly-minted diploma. But great ideas and freshly-acquired talents and degrees don’t guarantee business success.

The people who rent storefronts and, eventually, buy commercial real estate in towns like Swampscott help shape and define a town’s character and determine if a small town has an economically-viable business sector or Main Street. America is dotted with small towns where an exodus of talented young people created an economic vacuum that triggered the town’s decline.

Swampscott is in no danger of entering an economic dead zone, but the talents of Jim Hughes and other retired businesspeople can be harnessed to provide a mentorship pool to young entrepreneurs. The SCORE program in Lynn already provides executive coaching to people launching small businesses and the SCORE concept can be expanded and tailored to small town businesses.

A new career awaits Jim Hughes after the last glass is raised at his retirement party. He has given plenty to Swampscott and he has a reservoir of talents to share with business owners following in his footsteps.

Police log: 6-7-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Naneshca Calderon, 24, of 39 Wardwell Ave., was arrested and charged with larceny at 4:23 p.m. Monday.

Juan Cruz-Garrega, 19, of 501 Washington St., was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, unlawful improper storage of a firearm, and Class B drug trafficking more than 200 grams at 7:06 a.m. Tuesday.

Angie Davis, of 87A West Grove St., Middleborough, was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a child under 14 at 4:12 p.m. Monday.

Amanda Hill, of 138 South Common St., was arrested on a warrant at 6:23 p.m. Monday.

Alexander Jimenez, 45, of 8 Cedar St., was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, Class A drug possession with intent to distribute, and Class B drug possession with intent to distribute at 2:26 p.m. Monday.

Yonny Minyety-Casado, 50, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 2:29 p.m. Monday.

Lynnette Perry, 40, of 33 High Rock St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Marina Potenza, of 141 Tracy Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of larceny at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday.

Jose Rivera, 34, of 501 Washington St., was arrested and charged with unlawful improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card and Class B drug trafficking more than 200 grams at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday.

Jairo Salado-Ayala, 36, of 501 Washington St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 6:53 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:51 p.m. Monday at 82 Laighton St.; at 5:27 p.m. Monday on Lynnway; at 8:50 p.m. Monday at Broadway and Magnolia Avenue; at 8:07 a.m. Tuesday at High Rock Street and Lawton Avenue; at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday at 141 Pleasant St.; at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday at Hood School at 24 Oakwood Ave.; at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Chatham St.; at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday at Farrar and Newhall streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:45 p.m. Monday at 12 Ashton Terrace; at 6:16 p.m. Monday at 189 Fayette St.  

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday at 780 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:37 a.m. Monday on Linden Street; at 11:49 a.m. Monday on Bloomfield Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:20 p.m. Monday at 32 City Hall Square; at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Cedardale Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:49 p.m. Monday at Metro PCS at 415 Lynnway; at 3:02 p.m. Monday at 62 Market Square; at 5:26 p.m. Monday at 88 Empire St.; at 7:53 p.m. Monday at Boston and Bulfinch streets; at 8:07 p.m. Monday at 35 Elizabeth St.; at 8:19 p.m. Monday at 18 Melvin Ave.; at 10:53 p.m. Monday at 33 Bloomfield St.; at 10:56 p.m. Monday at 41 Light St.; at 11:06 p.m. Monday at 82 Timson St.; at 12:04 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Fiske Ave.; at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday on Fayette Street; at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday at Henry Avenue and Washington Street.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:31 p.m. Tuesday on North Common Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:45 p.m. Monday at 125 Oxford St.; at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at 180 Commercial St.; at 11:48 a.m. Tuesday at 498 Essex St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:55 p.m. Monday at 579 Western Ave.; at 7:43 p.m. Monday at 16 Mt Hood Terrace.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday at Ashland and Border streets.

Police log: 6-6-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:31 p.m. Friday on Condon Circle. A person was taken to Union Hospital; at 4:04 p.m. Saturday at 71 Main St. and 1 Bay State Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:18 a.m. Tuesday at 61 Pillings Pond Road; at 7:46 a.m. Tuesday at 296 Edgemere Road; at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday at 920 Summer St.; at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday at 19 E Huckleberry Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:44 p.m. Friday at 390 Main St. A caller reported a neighbor cut grass on her property. The resident was advised to contact the building inspector regarding civil matters; at 9:19 p.m. Saturday on Shady Nook Lane.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:06 a.m. Friday at Vaporama at 449 North Broadway.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:27 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant and Prince streets.

Complaints

A caller reported someone was in her house at 3:23 p.m. Monday on Green Street. Police reported the nurse on scene may have been the one who “entered the home.”

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:06 p.m. Monday on Pond Street.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:14 p.m. Sunday at Tides Restaurant on Wilson Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:39 a.m. Sunday on Seabreeze Lane.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:42 a.m. Saturday on Spring Road; at 1:39 p.m. Monday at Nahant Coast Guard Station on Nahant Road.


REVERE

Arrests

Hugo D. Gomez, 32, of 3 Grosvenor Park, Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license at 6:09 p.m. Monday.

Victor Uribe Londono, 18, of 88 Ward St., Apt. 305, was arrested and charged with Class D drug possession with intent to distribute/MFG/cultivate within 1000 feet of a school/100 feet of a park at 11:48 a.m. Monday.

Hochy Lora, 29, of 24 Sumner St., was arrested on a warrant at 6:22 a.m. Monday

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 7:14 a.m. Monday at Cushman Avenue and Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:51 a.m. Monday on Bennington Street; at 11:17 a.m. Monday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 1:35 p.m. Monday on Mahoney Circle; at 3:36 p.m. Monday at AutoZone on Broadway; at 7:10 p.m. Monday on Furlong Drive.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:02 p.m. Monday on Broadway

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:05 a.m. Monday at Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street; at 11:37 a.m. Monday on Revere Street; at 11:48 a.m. Monday at Revere High School on School Street; at 12:10 p.m. Monday on Dashwood Street; at 12:58 p.m. Monday at Tobie’s Jewelry on Shirley Avenue; at 1:29 p.m. Monday at Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street. A 13-year-old juvenile was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and disturbing school. A 14-year-old juvenile was summoned for the same charges; at 1:50 p.m. Monday at Revere High School on School Street; at 2:44 p.m. Monday on Rose Street; at 3:12 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 10:28 p.m. Monday on Newbury Street.

Theft

A report of larceny to a motor vehicle at 9:05 a.m. Monday on John Mooney Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:23 a.m. Monday on Proctor Avenue. Jacqueline Galvez-Ramirez, 20, of 485 Proctor Ave., was summoned for malicious destruction of property; at 9:55 p.m. Monday at Northgate Parking Lot on Squire Road.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:58 p.m. Monday at 153 Water St. A single-car accident into a mailbox was reported.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:12 p.m. Monday at Overpass on Walnut Street.

A report of a suspicious substance at 2:14 p.m. Monday at 86 Main St. A caller reported she found Mercury the previous day and wanted to know how to dispose of it. Police told her not to handle the substance any further. The fire department responded and the items were disposed at Town Hall.

Fire

A report of a fire at 8:25 p.m. Monday at 18 Maple St. A caller reported her dryer was catching fire. Responders reported it was a burnt belt on the dryer, which has been disabled.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Humphrey Street and Nirvana Drive.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:36 a.m. Monday at 108 Stetson Ave.

Plotting their own path in Lynn

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
The 67-foot sidewalk in the city’s Diamond District.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — The owners of a 12-room Victorian in the city’s Diamond District are getting a new sidewalk.  

But it won’t cost taxpayers a dime.

The couple, whose 3,500-square-foot oceanfront home features six bedrooms and three full baths, are picking up the tab.

“People always expect the city to do everything,” said Eileen Patterson. “They have enough problems repaving streets and filling potholes. It’s in front our property and we want to do our part.”

It all started earlier this spring when Patterson, an interior designer, and her husband, John Sherman, a retired Suffolk University Law School professor, set their sights on redoing their driveway. At the time, it was cracked, portions had become loose and the time to replace it had arrived.

But as couple examined the 67-foot stretch of sidewalk in front of their one-family dwelling, they saw more cracked concrete, displaced blacktop and an accident waiting to happen.

“It was dangerous, so we thought why not continue it to the corner of Lynn Shore Drive,” said Sherman.

The other reason they did it was because neighbors of the Diamond District try to keep their homes in tip-top shape, said Patterson.

“A group of residents got together and planted trees on Wolcott Road,” she said.  “Everyone is trying to keep the neighborhood nice.”

Swampscott insurance man calls it a career

Patterson and Sherman credited City Council President and Ward 3 Councilor Darren Cyr for guiding them through the approval process.

Cyr said it’s a lot quicker for homeowners to get sidewalk improvements made when they hire their own contractor.

“If they went through the city it would take a while,” he said. “They would go on a list and DPW would get to it when they can.”   

The couple received a permit from the city’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and hired Stonescape Works, a Swampscott contractor, to install the gray and beige pavers.

DPW Commissioner Andrew Hall said it’s very rare for a homeowner to pick up the cost for improvements to their sidewalk. He could not recall the last time a single-family property owner sought the city’s permission for such a project.

“Last year, we had about six requests, but they were from commercial property owners,” he said. “One of the most memorable was North Shore Community College who sought to do their own colored concrete sidewalks.”

Under the terms of the agreement with the city, the property owners must use a contractor who is insured, pays Workers’ Compensation and is bonded to protect the city.

The pair won’t say how much the project cost.

“It’s expensive, but it won’t break the bank,” Sherman said.

“We didn’t think we were doing any great, grandiose thing, but we like it.”


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Swampscott insurance man calls it a career

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Jim Hughes sits among mounds of papers and boxes at his insurance agency in Swampscott.

SWAMPSCOTT — It wasn’t that long ago that Jim Hughes, in a profile in 01907 magazine, was somewhat dismissive of the prospect of retiring, despite the fact that he had been running his own insurance business for 55 years at the time.

When Hughes walked out of his Burrill Street office May 30 for the last time, however, it wasn’t because he had an epiphany in the interim. He simply felt it was time to call it a career.

“We had a good run. The hardest part for any of us is to decide it is time,” said Hughes, 85, the proprietor of James L. Hughes Insurance for 57 years. “Who knows? I hope I’m right.”

When it comes to providing hands-on customer service, Hughes did it the right way since he hung a shingle in 1960.

To say Hughes never embraced modern technology would be an understatement. He once begrudgingly admitted owning a cell phone, but proudly insisted he didn’t even know the number. He managed to run a business in the Internet age without having a web site. E-mail? Not a chance.

“I would rather pick up the phone (landline, of course) and talk to people,” he said. “All the technology is great – until you run into a problem.”

You likely couldn’t survive as a new business with such an anti-technology bent, but Hughes was well established by the time the World Wide Web launched. He had about 450 clients when he closed the door, after agreeing to sell his business to Wood & Associates in Lynn.

Hughes had only two full-time assistants in almost six decades: Jeanne (Connelly) Quealy, who worked for him for more than two decades, and Tina Brown, who started with him in 1985 and walked out the door with him last week.

“We’ve had a great relationship,” Brown said. “He knew he could come and go as he pleased and everything would work out. He was a good boss.”

Hughes is virtually a lifelong Swampscott resident, having been born in Brockton and moving here when he was a year old. He grew up on Humphrey Street, across from the former Temple Israel. His parents, J. Lee and Geneva Hughes, wanted him to go to Catholic school so they sent him to St. John’s elementary and then St. Mary’s Boys High School in Lynn, though he transferred to St. John’s Prep after a few days.

An election year exodus

Hughes played football at The Prep and graduated in 1950. He went on to Holy Cross and was there for two national championships: a College World Series title in 1952 and NIT championship in ’54, his senior year.

His plan to enlist in the Air Force was derailed by a car accident that left him with a badly injured back. He chose to follow the same career path as his father, who worked as an insurance claims manager in Boston. After a year at Aetna, Hughes decided to go out on his own.

“I decided I would be better off opening my own business,” said Hughes. “I was 27 and I started with zero dollars.”

To his daughter, Kristin, it’s no mystery why he enjoyed such success and longevity.

“He’s a bit of a workaholic,” she said. “He likes to grind. Insurance is something you trust will be there when something goes wrong. That personifies my dad.”

In addition to owning a business and supporting a variety of causes in the town, Hughes has been a fabric of the athletic culture in the sports-crazed town for 50 years, serving as an assistant to legendary football coach Stan Bondelevitch and starting both the boys and girls CYO basketball programs. Later in life, he was a co-coach of the Swampscott High golf team with the late, great Bob Jauron.

“My dad really liked him and that means a lot to me,” said Dick Jauron, Swampscott’s best all-time athlete and a long-time friend of Hughes.

“Jim has been a rock, someone you could depend on being there,” Jauron added. “He wanted to help you be a better athlete and a better person. He ended up representing all that is good about volunteering your time and helping kids develop into happy, productive adults. He cared, and it really showed.”

Hughes and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 55 years and have three adult daughters – Tricia, Kim and Kristin – and two granddaughters, Daphne and Emma. Other than walking the beach and going to daily Mass, Hughes isn’t sure how he will spend his newfound free time, but he hopes he’ll figure it out.

“My wife is the one I feel bad for,” he said, echoing the good-natured thoughts of many.

 

Police log: 6-6-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Senaida Rodriguez, 42, of 12 Henry Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and battery in the presence of a police officer and disorderly conduct at 5:33 p.m. Sunday.

Johnny Soria, of 19 Cottage St., was arrested on a warrant charge of threat to commit a crime at 10:20 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:21 p.m. Sunday at Franklin and Hanover streets; at 7:51 p.m. Sunday at 350 Chatham St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:37 p.m. Sunday at Oxford and Washington streets; at 7:56 p.m. Sunday at Cottage and Linden streets; at 9:31 p.m. Sunday at 468 Broadway; at 11:58 p.m. Sunday at Central Square and Union Street; at 6:54 a.m. Monday at Boston and Congress streets.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 2:21 p.m. Sunday at Lynn Common.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 6:23 p.m. Sunday on Congress Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:35 p.m. Sunday at 36 Tudor St.; at 3 p.m. Sunday at 49 Green St.; at 3:09 p.m. Sunday at 501 Washington St.; at 5:49 p.m. Sunday at 282 Boston St.; at 6:25 p.m. Sunday at Broad and Green streets; at 7:34 p.m. Sunday at 47 Hamilton Ave.; at 8:51 p.m. Sunday at 500 Essex St.; at 9:20 p.m. Sunday at 68 Johnson St.; at 12:22 a.m. Monday at 33 Bloomfield St.; at 4:39 a.m. Monday at 460 Chestnut St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:12 p.m. Sunday at 10 Lincoln St.

A report of vandalism at 8:34 p.m. Sunday at 40 Smith St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Tracy Ann Chartier, 45, of 97 Moore St., Apt. 2, Lowell, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:57 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:29 a.m. Sunday at Maple Street and Old Salem Road; at 3:55 p.m. Sunday on Community Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:37 p.m. Saturday on Prospect Street. A caller reported a GPS was taken from her car.

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:26 p.m. Sunday on Broughton Road. A caller reported she was outside mowing her lawn and someone entered her home and took her wallet; at 5 p.m. Sunday on Front Street. A caller reported that a neighbor informed her that three male teenagers entered her property. The kids took off after one reportedly walked into the building and two went through the window. The kids told police they entered the building, walked around for 10 to 15 minutes and then left. The kids were picked up by their parents.

Complaints

A caller complained at 10:27 a.m. that the MBTA The Ride had not come to a pickup that morning on Creesy Street. She wanted an officer to come to her and call the T to force them to do their job. She stated she scheduled the ride on Monday and was told to call the T to confirm the ride

A caller reported at 12:18 p.m. Friday that a white dump truck drove around the school on Humphrey Street honking its horn causing a disturbance. The school thought it was a student doing a senior project, but couldn’t verify it. Video footage was set to be reviewed

A woman reported she was in front of ACE Hardware and was crossing the struck and was nearly hit by a truck at 12:20 p.m. Friday on Atlantic Avenue. She stated she waited and the man saw her, and the when she began crossing, the truck drove at her. Police stated she was visibly shaken when she came into the station to report the incident. Police issued a be on the lookout for the suspect van.

A report of underaged youths drinking in the woods behind the grandstand at 6:30 p.m. Friday on Wyman Road.

A report of a man banging on the front door at 9:43 p.m. Friday on Westport Lane. A man called from the Yacht Club and relayed that his daughter was home and told him that a man was banging on the front door of the house. Police reported a company was making a delivery to the wrong house.

A caller reported a large group of teens yelling and “throwing things at the construction vehicles” at 11 p.m. Saturday at Beach and Orchard streets. Police spoke to one youth on Beach Street who stated he didn’t see anyone throwing items.

A priest reported at 10:37 a.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue that there was a man rollerblading in the church parking lot and has asked him to leave several times. The person could be heard accosting and yelling at the priest while on the phone. The suspect ran away. The priest called looking for an update, and related that while the man was exposing his buttocks, the man stated “this is what I think of you people.” As an elderly couple was approaching the church, the man stated “I could take you down.” The priest told them not to interact with the man and all of them walked away. The priest stated the man had two clips or clamps in his nose and was concerned about vandalism to the church. Police spoke with the man’s mother who stated he appeared to be in a normal state when he left the house, and she had unsuccessfully tried to reach him. Police arrested the man, Robert Connors, 23,  near Marblehead High School on Humphrey Street. Connors reportedly had a screw in his pocket, possibly something from the bars of the cell, and was using it to dig in the floor of the cell. Connors, of 27 Haley Road, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

A report of a disturbance at 4:58 p.m. Sunday on Broughton Road. A caller reported her son was punched in the face. Police reported the alleged victim refused to speak with an officer and declined medical attention.

Fire

A report of a smouldering trash barrel at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on Maverick Court. Police reported the contents in the bag were from from hardwood floor that combusted.

Theft

A report of stolen tools at 6:12 p.m. Friday on Pickett Street. The owner of a roofing company said and employee stole a bunch of his tools. When the owner was at the station waiting to speak with an officer, the suspect admitted to theft and said he would return the tools if the owner paid him.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:34 a.m. Monday at 62 Franklin St. and 4 Perkins St. A two-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Lahey Hospital; at 1:09 p.m. Monday at Subway at 532 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:54 p.m. Monday at 84 Aborn St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:05 p.m. Sunday on Central Street. A woman having a seizure was reported. Police reported there were no seizure and it was a past assault. The person was taken to Salem Hospital. A 56-year-old man was summoned for assault and battery on an intimate partner, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, strangulation or suffocation, witness intimidation and malicious destruction of property.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:29 p.m. Sunday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St.; at 11:32 p.m. Sunday at 5 Goldberg Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:58 a.m. Monday at 24 Tracey St. Police reported the air was let out of the tires on the caller’s vehicle.


REVERE

Arrests

Islam A. Elgohary, 26, of 237 Lantern Road, Apt. 23, was arrested and charged with cocaine trafficking and possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card at 11:51 a.m. Saturday.

William E. Lunde III, 51, of 26 Yeamans St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:38 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:16 a.m. Friday on Copeland Circle; at 7:34 a.m. Friday at Sewall and Harris streets; at 3:52 p.m. Friday at Cushman Avenue and Cushman Terrace. John E. Pfeifer Jr., 57, of 137 N St., Boston, was summoned for wanton destruction of property, OUI drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle; at 6:02 p.m. Friday on Central Avenue. Robin M. Montgomery, 52, of 43 Hillside Ave., was summoned for operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked or suspended license and child 5-12 without a seatbelt; at 6:20 p.m. Friday at Malden Street and Aurelia Sylvia Drive; at 8:09 p.m. Friday at Oak Island and North Shore roads; at 9:27 p.m. Friday on Mcclure Street; at 9:38 p.m. Friday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 9:24 a.m. Saturday at Dimino’s Sub Sandwiches on Revere Beach Parkway; at 11:01 a.m. Saturday at School Street and Eastern Avenue; at 12:08 p.m. Saturday at Squire Road and Keayne Street; at 10:46 p.m. Saturday at Broadway and Park Avenue; at 10:18 a.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 8:29 p.m. Friday at Revere High School on School Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:13 p.m. Friday at Broadway Towers on Broadway.

Assaults

A report of rape at 4:58 a.m. Saturday on Washington Avenue.

A report of an assault at 12:55 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 6:43 p.m. Saturday on Shirley Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:46 a.m. Friday on Bradstreet Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:06 a.m. Friday on Bellingham Avenue; at 12:31 a.m. Friday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 12:31 a.m. Friday on Florence Avenue; at 2:50 p.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Adams Court; at 1:31 a.m. Saturday on Marshview Terrace; at 3:31 a.m. Saturday at Witherbee and Rice avenues; at 4:51 a.m. Saturday at South Avenue and Malden Street; at 6:31 a.m. Saturday at Lee’s Trailer Park on Revere Beach Parkway; at 10:38 a.m. Saturday at Sally’s Beauty Supply on Squire Road; at 12:43 p.m. Saturday on Squire Road; at 4:08 p.m. Saturday on Vane Street; at 8:07 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street; at 10:48 p.m. Saturday on Prospect Avenue; at 11:15 p.m. Saturday on Goodwin Avenue; at 11:23 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 11:45 p.m. Saturday on Shirley Avenue; at 11:49 p.m. Saturday on Francis Street; at 12:24 a.m. Sunday at Casa Carla Apartments on Belle Isle Avenue; at 12:40 a.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 12:53 a.m. Sunday at Franklin Avenue and Hichborn Street; at 1:31 a.m. Sunday on Cooledge Street; at 2:21 a.m. Sunday at Rumney Flats on Ward Street; at 4:13 a.m. Sunday at Lee’s Trailer Park on Revere Beach Parkway; at 11:43 a.m. Sunday on Broadway.

A report of shots fired at 8:27 a.m. Saturday at Beachmont Train Station on Winthrop Avenue; at 10:24 p.m. Saturday on Endicott Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:36 a.m. Friday on Haith Street; at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Shirley Avenue; at 9:40 p.m. Sunday at Target on Furlong Drive.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Theodore K. Meserve, of 282A Bryant St., Malden, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender and motor vehicle lights violation at 8:38 p.m. Friday.

Kathleen F. Moreland, of 273 Curwin Circle, Lynn, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant at 5:42 p.m. Saturday.

DJefferson Roselien, of 14 Loomis St., was arrested and charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police and marked lanes violation at 8:38 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5 p.m. Friday at Kohls at 333 Broadway; at 5:19 p.m. Friday at Blueridge Avenue and Walnut Street; at 3:39 p.m. Saturday at Overpass on Main Street; at 2:36 p.m. Sunday at 16 Hamilton St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:58 a.m. Saturday at Lowes at 1500 Broadway. A caller reported an object fell off a vehicle and smashed her windshield.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:36 p.m. Sunday at Kohls at 333 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 10:33 a.m. Friday at 5 Greenwood Ave. A caller reported a man driving an Audi was knocking on all of the neighbors’ doors and looking into their windows; at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at B.D.’s Furniture at 1201 Broadway. A caller reported a youth climbing a cliff.

A report of a disturbance at 6:21 p.m. Saturday at 38 Old County Road. A woman reportedly refused to pay her cab fare; at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 7:25 a.m. Saturday at Midwest Grill at 910 Broadway. A caller reported a mulch fire in the front of the parking lot, which was extinguished; at 6:26 p.m. Saturday at IHOP at 114 Broadway. A small mulch fire was reported.

A report of a grill fire at 8:21 p.m. Sunday at 604 Rockwood Drive. A caller reported a grill fire in close proximity to the home, but the homeowner called back to say it had been extinguished.

Theft

A report of a larceny by check at 1:22 p.m. Friday at 5 Wilson St. A woman reported a check was left for her in her mailbox, but a man was seen on video removing the check and leaving the scene.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:33 p.m. Friday at 1907 Founders Way.

A report of a larceny at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway. A caller reported her wallet was stolen while she was inside the store.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:36 a.m. Sunday at 65 Fairmount Ave. A caller reported someone broke his house window and vandalized his home; at 2:47 p.m. Sunday at 193 Winter St. A man reported his vehicle was vandalized, with the passenger’s side mirror damaged and the entire perimeter of the car keyed.

A caller reported his neighbor damaged his fence at 4:47 p.m. Sunday at 12 Nowell St. Police reported there were four to five holes in his fence by a BB gun. An officer reported he was unable to speak with the neighbor at that time.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Kimberley Gath, 38, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 7:33 p.m. Saturday.

Richard Cella, 57, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 9:28 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:23 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street; at 1:13 p.m. Sunday at High School at 200 Essex St.; at 1:41 p.m. Sunday at CVS at 413 Paradise Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:02 p.m. Saturday at 980 Paradise Road; at 8:17 p.m. Saturday at 259 Puritan Road; at 10:12 p.m. Saturday on Manton Road; at 1:22 a.m. Sunday at 58 New Ocean St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:05 p.m. Sunday on Humphrey Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:35 a.m. Saturday at 9 Farragut Road.

Swampscott grads cap high-school careers

PHOTO | OWEN O’ROURKE
Swampscott High School’s Sean Bowers gives the ‘thumbs up’ while clutching his just-received diploma during Sunday’s graduation ceremony.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Sunday marked the end of a four-year journey for the 180 graduates of the Swampscott High School Class of 2017, who now prepare to step off into the unknown with a reminder to take chances and to not fear failure.

“As we venture our separate ways in the next few months, many of the new people in our lives will have never heard of this small town we call home,” said Claire Powell, class vice president. “Whether you have eagerly waited for the day you finally get to leave Swampscott High, or refuse to accept that it’s almost time to leave for good, or maybe fall somewhere in between, there is no denying that every individual in this room has learned lessons and created relationships that will benefit them in their next journey.”

Powell quoted the late David Bowie, who said, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

“I am confident that whatever the future holds for this class, we will take risks, embrace failure and seek out a new and exciting world with determination and resilience.”

Superintendent Pamela Angelakis said the class, made up of 87 young women, 93 young men, and includes four sets of twins, has untapped potential, and that their futures are bright, and their journeys have only just begun.

Angelakis shared some words of wisdom and advice — follow the golden rule by treating others the way you want to be treated; take chances, and don’t let the fear of failure, which can be seen as an opportunity, hold you back in any aspect of your life; and quoting Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” adding that if change begins from within, you can change the world.

“It has been an honor to be a small part of your journey through the Swampscott Public Schools,” Angelakis said. “Remember, wherever life takes you, you’ll always be part of the Big Blue.”

William Chan, a STEM teacher who gave the faculty address, said he and the Class of 2017 came to Swampscott High School at the same time four years ago — with the graduates as freshmen and him as a newly recruited teacher from Boston Public Schools.

“The Class of 2017 will always have a very special place in my heart,” Chan said.

He said the Class of 2017’s strength is its tenacity, and rather than defining the word by a dictionary, he said an example of it was shown by the New England Patriots coming back to win the Super Bowl after being down 21-3 at halftime. Similarly, he said, the graduating class has shown they have the right stuff — they’ve got that tenacity and grit.

Caroline Munnelly, class president, said she has calculated that the graduates have spent four years at the school, translating to 720 days and 259,200 minutes. She said those tedious, gratifying minutes have shaped them in one way or another, and that the students are not the same people that they were freshman year.

Next year, she said the graduates will see their closest classmates and friends, who have been only a car ride away and that they saw every day in the school’s halls and classrooms, be hundreds of miles away. She said the thought is scary, and that fear of the future and fear of what comes next is natural.

But, Munnelly said everyone in the class of 2017 has the courage to continue, whether that means taking on massive amounts of student loans for college, going into a trade and working toward it, or putting their lives on the line for their country.

Munnelly urged her fellow graduates to have the courage to live in the minutes they experience and not dwell on the ones they cannot change, or fear the minutes that are in their future.

“It’s time to go our separate ways and make the most of the minutes that we have,” Munnelly said.


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

 

Police log: 6-5-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Adam Cochrane, 28, of 361 Essex St., was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise, shoplifting by asportation, disorderly conduct, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unarmed robbery, and trespassing at 10:41 p.m. Friday.

Omar Culbreath was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of malicious damage to a motor vehicle, possession of a burglarious instrument, breaking into a depository, Class E drug possession, shoplifting by asportation, disorderly conduct, larceny, larceny from a person, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, attempt to commit a crime, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:37 a.m. Saturday.

Erika Grace was arrested on warrant charges of larceny from a person, daytime breaking and entering for a felony, and destruction of property at 11:04 a.m. Sunday.

Annette Johnson, 56, of 24 Violet St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 10:37 p.m. Friday.

Daniel Napolitano was arrested on warrant charges of larceny, daytime breaking and entering for a felony, and conspiracy at 4:33 p.m. Friday.

Leavitt Patrick, 25, of 376 Washington St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 8:13 p.m. Saturday.

David Torres, 27, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and on warrant charges of three counts of trespassing, Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, daytime breaking and entering for a felony, and destruction of property at 8:02 p.m. Friday.

Cody Walsh, of 679 Western Ave., was arrested on warrant charge of marijuana possession at 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

Rachelle Young, of 9 Trenton Terrace, was arrested on a warrant charge of trespassing at 6:01 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Friday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 4:27 p.m. Friday at 637 Western Ave.; at 7:16 p.m. Friday at 60 Estes St.; at 11:17 a.m. Saturday at Franklin and Laighton streets; at 1:23 p.m. Saturday at Lynn Shore Drive and Ocean Street; at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at 34 State St.; at 2:09 p.m. Saturday at 262 South Common St.; at 2:48 p.m. Saturday at Laighton and Washington streets; at 6:04 p.m. Saturday at Jade at 101 Lynnfield St.; at 7:57 p.m. Saturday at 9 Market Square; at 9 p.m. Saturday at 337 Union St.; at 9:06 p.m. Saturday at 122 Boston St.; at 12:46 a.m. Sunday at Chatham and Essex streets; at 7:37 a.m. Sunday on Lynnfield Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:32 p.m. Friday at Autumn and Stephen streets; at 12:03 p.m. Saturday at Boston and Perley streets; at 5:26 p.m. Saturday at 330 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 2:26 p.m. Friday on O’Callaghan Way.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:29 a.m. Saturday on North Common Street; at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at 167 Bowler St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:37 p.m. Friday at 35 Washington St.; at 4:26 p.m. Friday at 103 Brookline St.; at 4:52 p.m. Friday at 15 Carnes St.; at 10:17 p.m. Friday at 84 Marianna St.; at 1:07 a.m. Saturday at 144 South Common St.; at 1:20 a.m. Saturday on Lambert Avenue; at 10:37 a.m. Saturday at 119 Lewis St.; at 4:31 p.m. Saturday at 9 Rockmere Gardens; at 4:34 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan’s Liquors at 196 Essex St.; at 7 p.m. Saturday at 7 Barrett St.; at 8:05 p.m. Saturday at 100 Willow St.; at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 1 a.m. Sunday at Clinton and Birch streets; at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at 377 Lynnway; at 3:28 a.m. Sunday at 35 Hanover St.; at 3:42 a.m. Sunday at 21 Sheridan St.

A report of a gunshot at 1 a.m. Saturday at 37 Rock Ave.; at 11:23 p.m. Saturday at Chatham and Essex streets.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:52 p.m. Friday on Nahant Street; at 11:06 p.m. Friday on Timson Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:35 p.m. Friday at 604 Essex St.; at 12:35 a.m. Saturday at 167 North Common St.; at 12:33 p.m. Saturday at 116 Boston St.; at 6:47 p.m. Saturday at 73 Collins St.; at 6:32 a.m. Sunday at 5 Bloomfield St.

A report of a robbery at 12:05 a.m. Sunday at Chatham and Parrott streets; at 8:33 a.m. Sunday on Surfside Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:07 p.m. Sunday at 421 Chestnut St.


PEABODY

Arrests

Shawn B. Sullivan, 30, of 184 Proctor Ave., Revere, was arrested and charged with three counts of malicious destruction of property at 12:46 a.m. Sunday.

Stephen H. Vaccaro, 49, of 2 Paul Ave., Salem, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 11:41 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:33 p.m. Friday at 136 Lowell St. and 2 King St.; at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at Chandler’s Ice Cream at 86 Andover St.; at 1:18 a.m. Sunday at 68 Aborn St. A motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle was reported. The driver of the motorcycle fled on foot. Several vehicles were struck and damaged. The motorcycle was towed; at 7:07 a.m. Sunday at Lowell and Foster streets; at 1:32 p.m. Sunday at 191 Bartholomew St. A single-car accident near the guardrail was reported. After hitting the rail, the vehicle left the scene and came to a stop at 191 Bartholomew. The driver was summoned for leaving the scene of an accident.

A report of a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Green Tea at 126 Newbury St. An officer reported a vehicle had struck his cruiser.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 11:37 p.m. Friday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St. A past stabbing, and possible assault and battery was reported. Police reported there was no stabbing and that it was an armed robbery. An unknown person stole a wallet and left the scene. Video showed a black SUV and possibly a black man with short hair. There was a knife shown and a struggle.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:09 a.m. Sunday on Andover Street. Trader Joe’s staff reported a disturbance in the parking lot where someone had deployed mace. James Hollow, 58, of 6 Sprucewood Circle, Boxford, was summoned for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:58 p.m. Friday at Century Bank and Trust at 12 Peabody Square. An employee of the bank reported a person came inside and began recording on their iPhone. Police reported the man appeared mentally challenged and appeared to be recording on his iPad inside the bank. He made no transaction and left when asked if he was recording; at 9:57 a.m. Saturday at Land and Sea at 67 Lynnfield St. A woman in a white and pink top, and just her underwear appeared to be intoxicated. She was taken to Salem Hospital; at 12:14 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 1 Margin St. Salem Police relayed a report of a suspicious device in the back parking lot of the church, which was described as a pressure cooker. An officer reported the State Police Bomb Squad responded and reported that the device was not explosive.

A report of a disturbance at 10:23 p.m. Friday at 94 Shore Drive. A neighbor reported yelling. Police reported the people were discussing a home loan they didn’t get and didn’t realize they were loud; at 8:52 p.m. Saturday at Domino’s Pizza at 1 Andover St.; at 10:52 p.m. Saturday on Samoset Road; at 10:52 p.m. Saturday at Stonewood Tavern at 139 Lynnfield St.; at 11:16 p.m. Saturday at 8 Hardy St.; at 12:43 a.m. Sunday at Northfield Properties at 65 Main St.; at 12:46 a.m. Sunday at 18 Samoset Road. Several unwanted people were reportedly refusing to leave the residence and were damaging vehicle windows. Shawn B. Sullivan, 30, of Revere, was arrested for malicious destruction of property; at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at 6 Tanners Court; at 9:56 a.m. Sunday at 261 Newbury St.; at 12:59 p.m. Sunday at Symphony Park on Symphony Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 1:57 p.m. Saturday on Main Street. A 37-year-old Salem man was taken to Lahey Hospital and was summoned for Class E drug possession; at 4:16 p.m. Saturday on Lowell Street. A passerby reported a person passed out behind the wheel. The person was revived and taken to Lahey Hospital; at 11:41 p.m. Saturday on Veterans Memorial Drive. The person was taken to Salem Hospital. An officer also fell down the stairs and injured his leg; at 3:43 a.m. Sunday on Davis Terrace. A man was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:08 p.m. Sunday at 2 Reynolds Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:54 p.m. Saturday at 14B Hardy St. A caller reported her vehicle was keyed. The caller decided she didn’t want to pursue the matter with police.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:11 a.m. Friday at 82 Burpee Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Marshalls at 1005 Paradise Road; at 11:02 a.m. Friday at Salem Street and Sunbeam Lane.

 

Roundup: Upsets rule the weekend

PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Katie Nevils won her third singles match, 6-0, 6-0.

By HAROLD RIVERA

Dramatic finishes and startling upsets spiced up the MIAA tournament weekend around the North Shore.

In one game, Bishop Fenwick — for the second straight game — found seventh-inning magic in the Division 3 North baseball tournament with a 3-2 win over top-seeded Whittier Saturday.

And in Division 2 North softball, Swampscott, last year’s sectional finalist, stunned top-seeded North Reading, 7-5, in 10 innings Saturday.

SOFTBALL

The No. 16 Big Blue won thanks to Sydney Cresta’s 2-run triple in the top of the 10th.

Hannah Leahy pitched all 10 innings for the Big Blue. Leahy was also strong at the plate, driving in a pair of runs and scoring one herself. With the win, Swampscott advances to Tuesday’s quarterfinal at Wilmington.

Danvers 6, Saugus 0

The season came to a tough end for the Sachems in the first round of the Division 2 North state tournament. Saugus freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Wood fanned eight Danvers batters while allowing five earned runs and four walks. The Saugus bats were kept quiet, as Katie Italiano (1-for-3) recorded the lone hit of the afternoon for the Sachems.

“We put the ball in play but we just couldn’t get runners in scoring position,” Saugus coach Steve Almquist said. Saugus ends the season at 11-10. “The kids played hard and it was a great year,” Almquist said. “Not much was expected of us but to make the tournament, that says a lot about the hard work the kids gave this year. It was a great year for us.”

Danvers was back at it Sunday, defeating Tewksbury, 6-4, and will face Dracut  Tuesday (7) at Breed Middle School in the Division 2 North semifinal.

BASEBALL

Fenwick trailed, 2-1, going into the top of the seventh, but took advantage of Whittier miscues to put two runs on the board, the final one on Robbie Murphy’s two-out RBI single that plated Angelo McCullough, with the winning run.

Crusaders’ head coach Kevin Canty said the key was patience at the plate and a stellar effort from starter Ty Thompson.

“Ty was great today, but it was helpful that we had played them before so we knew that Ty was a better matchup against them,” said Canty.  “We were very patient and made (whittier starter Prescott Neenan) throw a lot of fastballs, a lot of pitches and it paid off in the fifth and sixth innings.”

Thompson went 6 2/3 innings and was relieved by Nik Pignone, who got the third out  in the bottom of the sixth.  Dave Furtado closed out the seventh. Furtado struck out the final two batters to punch the Crusaders’ ticket to the quarterfinals at Hamilton-Wenham.

Swampscott 7, East Boston 5

With an upset at East Boston Memorial Park over the Jets, who were 18-2 coming into the tournament,  the No. 13 Big Blue advanced to today’s Division 3 North quarterfinal against Austin Prep at Morelli Field in Melrose (3:45).  David Peterson got the start on the mound and tossed six strong innings with five strikeouts for the win. AJ Venuti went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Louis Olivieri went 2-for-4 with a triple and a RBI. Colin Frary relieved Peterson in the seventh and forced the Jets to strand the tying run at second base. Sean Lahrizi went 1-for-4 and made a diving catch in center field in the sixth inning to save a pair of runs for Swampscott.

St. John’s 7, Central Catholic 4

At Brockton’s Campanelli Field Sunday, the Eagles continue to dominate Super 8 play with their second win in a row. St. John’s Prep led, 5-4, in the bottom of the eighth, when a pair of RBI singles from the bats of Christian Kukas and Andrew Dembowski put the game out of reach at 7-4.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Woburn 10, Peabody 7

Peabody’s season came to an end in the Division 1 North quarterfinals. The Tanners received a strong performance in net from goalie Gianna Denisco, who made 13 saves in the loss. Sarah Buckley paced Peabody’s offense with two goals and an assist. Lauren Wolff scored two goals while Colleen Crotty, Olivia Kiricoples, and Chloe Gizzi each scored one goal. Catherine Manning led the defense along with Kelly Crotty, Alyssa Shashaty and Carla Patania. Peabody trailed by just one goal, 8-7, late into the second half but late-game penalties proved costly for the Tanners. Peabody ends the season at 17-5.

Newburyport 19, Lynnfield 1

The Pioneers saw their season come to an end at Newburyport in the first round of the Division 2 North tournament. The lone goal for Lynnfield was scored by Ashley Barrett in the second half.

“Ultimately I hope the underclassmen will look at this game and learn from it,” Lynnfield coach Ethan Blanchette said. “Newburyport’s a very focused team and intense, just a committed team that brings the intensity in warmups that we aspire to be. Hopefully we can learn something from it, otherwise we put it in the rearview mirror and we’ll look at this season as 14-6, we won a tournament game, and overall a big step for our program.”

BOYS TENNIS

Lincoln-Sudbury 5, St. John’s 0

The Eagles saw their season come to a tough end in the Division 1 North quarterfinals at Lincoln-Sudbury. St. John’s Prep ends the season at 15-6.

GIRLS TENNIS

Lynnfield 5, Fenwick 0

The Pioneers punched their ticket to this afternoon’s semifinals where they’ll take on the only team to beat them this season, Manchester-Essex. Sarah Mezini took first singles, 6-1, 6-0. Camie Foley won second singles, 6-1, 6-1. Katie Nevils took third singles, 6-0, 6-0. Katie Nugent and Alexa Vittiglio won first singles, 6-0, 6-1. Allison Carey and Laura Mucci won second doubles, 6-4, 6-3.

Reading 4, Saugus 1

The season ends for the Sachems after a loss to the Hornets in the Division 3 North quarterfinals. Saugus ends the season at 16-3.