Swampscott

Police log: 5-23-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 5-22-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Arrests

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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

Fire

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

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

SSU grad was given Head Start by teacher

ITEM PHOTO | OWEN O’ROURKE
Ralph Bertrand with his mom Gerri Bertrand. Ralph graduated on Saturday from SSU with a business degree.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNN — Twenty years ago, Gerri Bertrand felt such a connection with one of her students that she decided to take him in a foster child, and later adopt him.

At the time the Rowley resident was a teacher with the Head Start program in Lynn, offered through Lynn Economic Opportunity (LEO), which in addition to Lynn, services Nahant, Swampscott, Marblehead, Lynnfield and Saugus. Her son, Ralph Bertrand, 23, had been her student for two years, and was 4 years old when she decided to take him in a foster child.

“There just seemed to be a connection or bond from the beginning,” Gerri Bertrand said. “I think it was, for us, we had gone through, as a family, we had gone through a tragedy in our life. I lost my sister the year before and I just really believed that to give back — so for me, and for my husband, it was a life was taken and we just wanted to be able to give somebody a better life.

“Ralph fit into our family perfectly. At the time he was adopted, we had two biological children, and they were 16 and 15. People thought we were crazy for starting over again, but it just felt right.”

Ralph later graduated from Head Start, a nationwide preschool program for low-income families that prioritizes children, ages 3 to 5,  who are in foster care or homeless, according to his mother. He went onto kindergarten and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, where he excelled in sports, serving as the captain for the soccer and track teams, in addition to playing others.

He graduated from Salem State University on Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. He plans to start applying to work at marketing firms toward the end of the summer, and wants to mostly do sports marketing. He also plans on attending graduate school to get his master’s degree in business.

“I think one of the things it proves is that if children get a stable beginning, and if they get the foundation, then it doesn’t matter where you come from, or who you are, or your economical background, whether you’re rich or poor, that you have the ability to succeed,” Gerri said, who is now the Head Start Program Director. “It may take you a little longer, or you may have bumps in the road, but everybody given the chance has the ability to succeed.”

Ralph said his story shows that “if you work hard enough and you put your mind to it, then you’ll be successful.”

Gerri said the Head Start program works with the whole family, and before Ralph became a part of hers, the program worked with his social worker and foster family at the time. Head Start, by working with the whole family and giving people the information that they have options, serves as the foundation, and plants the seed, she added.

Gerri said her son was in a good foster home before he came to live with her, but they had a lot of children. She said Ralph wears glasses and his eyes hadn’t been checked. He needed glasses desperately. Developmentally, she said he also needed some help with language development, since he was in a home where Spanish was the dominant language.

“Since I was adopted, I think I’ve gotten to grow, just as a person, just through my family, with the help of obviously my mother, and my father, as well as my siblings,” Ralph said. “They had put me into certain programs where I was able to read and write. Once I was able to do that, I started to become more successful in the classroom. Because of that, it helped me out when I would play sports, or when I would meet friends.”

She said before Ralph came to live with her, he had a failure to thrive, meaning he had come from some trauma, and it affected his ability to eat. He was 23 pounds when he was 4½ years old. His mother had some mental health issues, Gerri said. Both of his biological parents are still alive. Ralph said he recently reconnected with both of them, in addition to his biological siblings, who were also placed in foster care.

Through his adopted family, he has two siblings. His adopted father, Dan, whom Gerri said her son was very close to, died eight years ago.

Fifty-two years ago (Head Start had its birthday last week) President Lyndon B. Johnson created Head Start, a program to help meet the emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs of preschool-aged children from low-income families. In his State of the Union address in 1964, Johnson declared a “War on Poverty.”

Gerri said the program has seen many successes with the children it services. Early Head Start also provides parenting and child care resources to pregnant women, and infants 6 weeks to 3 years old.

“Ralph and other young (children) across the country, if they get the tools they need and the tools that Head Start provides, they can achieve anything,” she said. “And I think that was one of the things that Ralph was an example of. He had his struggles. He had his deficits, but he worked hard and he graduated from college, and he’s looking at a very bright future in front of him.”


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

 

Authorities investigate Swampscott shooting

SWAMPSCOTT — Authorities are investigating a Saturday early-morning shooting on Erie Street that sent a 23-year-old man to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to police, the man was standing in the living room of 11 Erie St. around 4 a.m. when he heard a noise and felt something hit his arm. He had been injured by a bullet shot from outside of the house.

No arrests have been made and the incident is under investigation. Anybody with information can contact Swampscott Police Detectives at 781-595-1111.

 

Police log: 5-22-2017

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

 

LYNN

 

Arrests

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Accidents

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

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

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

 

Assaults

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

 

Breaking and Entering

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

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

 

Complaints

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

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

 

Overdose

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

 

Theft

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

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

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

 

Vandalism

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


MARBLEHEAD

 

Arrests

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

 

Accidents

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

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

 

Complaints

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

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

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

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

 

Theft

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


PEABODY

 

Arrests

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

 

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

 

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

 

Accidents

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

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

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

 

Complaints

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

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

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

 

Overdose

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

 

Theft

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

 

Vandalism

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

I am the best person for the job, McGee says

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

By THOMAS GRILLO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Driver crashes, knocks power in Swampscott

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SWAMPSCOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT
The driver was taken to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SWAMPSCOTT The Humphrey Street area near the Marblehead line went without power Friday morning after a woman drove off the road and struck a utility pole.

The pole snapped in half, causing the outage. The driver was taken to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Swampscott Police Department.


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

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Police log: 5-20-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

Assaults

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 5-19-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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


PEABODY

Arrests

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

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

Fire

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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

 

RAW celebration hits close to HOME

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Guests at the Raw Art Works block party were asked to stand in an outline of a house drawn on the street.

By BILL BROTHERTON

LYNN — Raw Art Works threw a party Thursday night and everyone felt right at home.

As many as 200 people crowded the streets outside the nonprofit’s 23 Central Ave. base from 6 to 8 p.m., while an equal number were drawn inside to marvel at student-made artwork and films that explored what home means to them. The exhibit’s opening night party atmosphere was hotter than the temperature; Enzo’s sold pizza slices for a buck and White Rose Coffeehouse did a booming business with dollar hot dogs and sodas.

In addition, 34 seniors were honored during a graduation ceremony. “All of them have plans after graduation, either going to college or year-out college course training,” said Alex Ashley of the RAW staff. “One hundred percent of our seniors are graduating.”

And two students, Marylys Merida and Michael Escobar, were awarded Adobe scholarships.

Chris Gaines and Padriac Farma, artistic directors of the Real to Reel HOME film project, guided visitors through a room that featured touchscreens that transported attendees to Cambodia, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala, thanks to films made by students who traveled to those nations that featured family connections.

“For many of these kids it was their first time out of state, let alone their first time on a plane,” said Farma.

Merida, who discovered RAW in 2012, her freshman year at English High, traveled to Guatemala and “used the skills I learned at RAW to film my surroundings. I had been to Guatemala before, with my family, but this was different. I didn’t feel like I was Guatemalan. I felt like I was American. I was there to bring back a film. I did see family there, and it was so hard to say goodbye.”

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Kristine LeBlanc of Lynn was at the celebration with her three daughters — Morgan, Delanie and Caitlin — all of whom have benefited from RAW programs. In fact, when Kristine was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013, Caitlin made a well-received film, “Dear Mom,” that chronicled her mom’s battle.

“The people here stepped up and supported and encouraged my kids and my family when we needed it the most. The girls have learned so much and made so many friends here. This is like a second home to all of us,” said LeBlanc, who is now cancer-free.

Luke Pulaski, an eighth grader from Swampscott, was proud of the orange wooden house he built and placed on a lamppost. The word “togetherness” was emblazoned on one side. “I feel like I’m home right now, everyone being together. You don’t need to know everybody. We can all be integrated on the basketball court or in the classroom or out here on the street. RAW is home for me.”

Michael Aghahowa of Lynn said he was first attracted to RAW as a youngster, when he and a friend were walking in Central Square and came upon a celebration just like last night’s. “Everyone was having so much fun. I wanted to be a part of it. RAW has changed my whole outlook on life. I’m more aware of what goes on in other cities and in my own community,” said Aghahowa, who has been involved with RAW arts since he was in high school and participated in the Core program, which works with juniors and seniors who are interested in visual art. This morning he is the commencement speaker at his Montserrat College of Art graduation in Beverly.

Lauren Stevenson, director of Adobe’s 1324 project, a new initiative designed to support, connect and amplify a global community of emerging artists ages 13 to 24 who are using creativity as a force for positive impact, spoke glowingly of Raw Art Works and its programs.

Two years ago, Adobe searched worldwide for innovative youth arts organizations for its Creative Catalyst Awards. RAW is one of only seven organizations in the world to receive this designation, said Stevenson, in a chat before the block party began. “RAW is innovative and transformative. It is exemplary in what it does to enrich the young people here. Two RAW students are receiving Adobe Creativity Scholarships. There are only 25 total worldwide.

“The staff here are true visionaries in their field, and their 27-year track record of success is unsurpassed. They and their HOME project is pretty extraordinary.”


Bill Brotherton is the Item’s Features editor. He can be reached at bbrotherton@itemlive.com.

 

Intoxicated teen at elected official’s home

COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured is newly elected Board of Health member Emily Cilley.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Police are investigating a Saturday evening incident involving an intoxicated teenager at a Thomas Road residence, the home of a newly elected town official.

Emily Cilley, who was elected to the Board of Health last month, confirmed that the address is her home, and that there was an intoxicated teenager there on Saturday night.

“That did happen,” she said.

Police responded to 65 Thomas Road at 11:15 p.m. last Saturday, and found an intoxicated female teenager, according to Swampscott Police Sgt. Tim Cassidy. He said the incident is under investigation.

Cilley said she has three teenage daughters. She and her husband went to a fundraiser for Raw Art Works that night.

She said she had given permission for her daughters to have a few friends over to play ping pong. Maybe word got out that they were having friends over, but her daughters had to start rejecting, or turning away, kids who were showing up.

Two of her daughters were allowed to have four friends each as guests. Her youngest daughter later arrived from being at a friend’s house. Throughout the whole night, Cilley said there were 18 kids, but not all at the same time.

What happened, Cilley said, was that one girl, who was invited and has Type 1 diabetes, brought a water bottle with alcohol inside. She said she doesn’t know if the others knew about the alcohol, and that was not what was intended to be going on that night.

“They said she was fine one second and she wasn’t fine one second,” Cilley said. “She went from being fine to not fine.”

Cilley said the girl threw up, but she doesn’t know how else she was acting. When her daughters and other teens there realized the girl wasn’t fine, they called her parents and police. The kids were aware she was a diabetic. She said she was pleased with their behavior in that sense.

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The girl was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Cilley said the teen is fine, and that she went to the hospital to make sure she was OK. She said the sense she got from the hospital was that her getting sick from the alcohol didn’t have anything to do with her diabetes. She may not have eaten much that day, Cilley added.

Cilley said the incident was certainly unfortunate, and she and others were certainly worried about the child who drank too much, but she thinks the kids involved dealt with it in the best way they could. She’s not sure if the girl was the only one drinking. Beer was taken out of the house by police, she said, but it was her husband’s Budweiser.

Her daughters, including her youngest who walked in just before everything happened with police being called, and the other kids at the house, are facing consequences. Swampscott Police called the school resource officer, and her daughters are all being suspended from their sports. Some kids stuck around even when police were there to see if the girl was OK, and are now being penalized, she said.

In addition, Cilley said her daughters are also facing consequences from her, which includes losing some of their privileges.

While all of this was happening, Cilley said she was at the benefit with a dead phone. Once she got into the car and plugged it in, she got a phone call from a friend who told her what was happening and that she needed to get back home.

Part of what Cilley campaigned on were youth issues, including underage drinking. She said the first thing that came to her mind when she found out was that she got elected to the Board of Health and the thing she was trying to prevent was happening to her.

She said underage drinking is not one of those things someone can prevent — it’s not realistic to think that teenagers won’t drink anything — but she wants to make sure they’re cautious about it, and don’t do things such as overdrink and drink and drive.

“All I can do is use this as an example, and work from there, and make people aware this can happen to anybody’s family,” Cilley said. “Nobody is immune to this.”

Cilley said she and other parents just have to hope that when their kids make some bad decisions, that in the end they do make good decisions. She said she feels that’s what happened in this situation. The girl went to the hospital, got help, and she’s fine, she added.

“In the end, that’s what matters most,” Cilley said.


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

 

Police log: 5-19-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

Police log: 5-18-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

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


NAHANT

Complaints

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


PEABODY

Accidents

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

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

Assaults

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

Complaints

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

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

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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

Fire

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

Theft

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

Lightning Coffee to strike in Lynn

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Rachel Bennett, with a new coffee roaster, plans to open Lightning Coffee at 271 Western Ave. 

By MATT DEMIRS

LYNN Rachel Bennett plans to launch what she calls the North Shore’s first-of-its-kind specialty coffee bean shop on Western Avenue next month.

Lightning Coffee, under construction in the Lydia Pinkham Building, wants to be more than just another java shop. The 31-year-old Swampscott resident said she hopes it will be an educational experience for coffee drinkers.

Bennett said she has spent months tasting and selecting the beans the shop will carry. Each week, she and her husband try nearly a dozen varieties of beans they brew at home. The self-described coffee connoisseur said she has sampled at least 40 different beans from exotic places such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa and East Timor in Southeast Asia.

“Brewing coffee has become a lot like lab work for me,” she said. “I’ve gotten really into taking notes. It’s a lot of focus, attention to details, being organized. That’s when I decided I wanted to scale up.”

Bennett brings an acquired taste to Lynn honed in the specialty coffee scene in St. Louis while studying for her doctorate in neuroscience from Washington University.

“Specialty coffee is a big scene in St. Louis,” she said. “There is a large emphasis on people doing small batch coffees. I wanted to be able to share it with the people of the North Shore.”

Lightning Coffee won’t be a traditional coffee shop, Bennett said. She plans to offer beans from all over the world for sale, as well as freshly brewed coffee.

The cost of a 12 ounce bag of coffee beans will range from $10-$15. Initially, a cup of coffee will be free, but after the cafe is established, the cost for a large cup of Joe will be between $2-$3.

Swampscott opens its doors to tourists

Bennett has spent an estimated $30,000 to launch the business. The most expensive item is a coffee roaster which was shipped from Buckeye, Ariz., near her childhood home.

Bennett said the support from the artists and creative business owners housed in the Lydia Pinkham Building will create a conversation among tenants, who have already expressed their excitement while the business comes together.

Bennett said she loves the 800-square-foot space where coats were once manufactured. While the first floor space was zoned for light industrial, she has tried to create a welcoming environment for the coffee devotees.

Lightning Coffee will feature a section in the center of the shop for customers to taste the different blends. Bennett said this should help attract business while allowing the public to explore their taste buds.

There will be about a half dozen so-called single origin coffee beans, which are grown on one farm in one country. They will also carry a cold brew. There will be also be a brew station on Saturdays, where Bennett said she hopes to share her love for specialty coffee and connect with residents.

Lightning will face competition from White Rose Coffeehouse and Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee Co. in the downtown. Soon, The Brew will open in the flatiron building on Central Street compete with high-end coffee and free wifi.

Peter Giuliano, a member of the Specialty Coffee Association, a California-based trade group, has seen a rise in independent specialty coffee shops and describes the phenomenon as a trend.

“We think there is a slow, steady rise that parallels the growth of the specialty coffee movement,” he told Yahoo Business. “We credit the start of the specialty coffee revolution to Peet’s Coffee opening in San Francisco in the 1960s. That inspired another wave with Coffee Bean, Tea Leaf and Starbucks in Seattle opening in the ’70s and ’80s. Now the people who grew up drinking good coffee are opening their own coffee shops.”


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

 

Police log: 5-18-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

Assaults

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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

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

Police log: 5-17-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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


NAHANT

Accidents

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

Assaults

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

Fire

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

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

Theft

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

 

McGee: Every morning I’ll wake up determined

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

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

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

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

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

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

I think I can make a difference, McGee says

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

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

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

Swampscott opens its doors to tourists

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The Swampscott area is shown in the above map. 

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Two zoning changes approved at Town Meeting on Tuesday night could bring a hotel or inn to Swampscott, along with more affordable housing.

The two zoning changes dominated the discussion during the second night of Town Meeting, but the more debated of the two was regarding a tourist lodging overlay district.

Town Meeting members voted, 153-51, in favor of amending zoning bylaws to create a tourist lodging overlay district, and modify where hotels, motels, inns and a bed and breakfast are allowed by special permit. The overlay district identifies more areas where the lodgings are possible, and the purpose is to make Swampscott more of a tourist destination again. The current zoning law has significant restrictions in place, making the creation of tourist lodging difficult in Swampscott, officials said.

The tourist lodging overlay district includes the portion of Humphrey Street from the Lynn line to the monument. There are also the properties on the east side of Puritan Road, opposite Sandy Beach. The Planning Board recommended to Town Meeting members, which was also accepted with the vote, that two properties on Sculpin Way be eliminated from the district, along with the properties from Phillips Beach to Preston Beach.

There is currently only one bed and breakfast in town on Humphrey Street, and there are no hotels, motels or inns.

Peter Kane, director of community development, said the properties were chosen so hotels would be adjacent to or across from water, with easy access to beaches, but also on main routes.

Town Meeting members questioned why the properties near Marblehead were removed, with Gerard Perry saying that there is a perception that certain neighborhoods in town are being treated differently, and he wanted to make sure that everyone was being treated fairly.

Swampscott rail trail on track

Voters also approved amending the zoning bylaw by adding affordable housing regulations, or inclusionary housing regulations. The purpose is to encourage affordable housing in town, which is below the state required amount of affordable housing units. The town is at 3.75 percent, while 10 percent of all units are required to meet the affordable housing definition, officials said.

The Planning Board recommended, which was approved, that if a new project, or development is a certain size, developers would be required to contribute 10 percent, rather than the initial drafted 15 percent figure, of its units as affordable.

That would apply to a multi-family development, with 10 or more units; a new subdivision, with six or more units; and an assisted living facility or independent living facility, with five or more units, Kane said.

Developers can also pay a fee in lieu of offering affordable housing, which would go toward the town’s affordable housing trust. The change only applies to developments proposed after Town Meeting.

Richard Frenkel, a Town Meeting member, questioned the change from 15 to 10 percent.

Kane said the Planning Board heard feedback that 15 percent was a little too aggressive for initial adoption.

Town Meeting members also approved lowering the town’s speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour, as part of the Municipal Modernization Act, which allows the Board of Selectmen to lower the speed limit on certain roads without state approval.

RAW project lets students head HOME

The change won’t affect state-controlled roads, such as Paradise Road, which has a speed limit of 35 mph, or town roads with posted speed limits lower than 25 mph.

Voters approved an article authorizing the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for special legislation allowing the board to issue eight additional all-liquor licenses. The town currently has 14. Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald said the last license was recently issued by the selectmen, and the increase is intended to bring additional businesses to Swampscott.

Town Meeting members approved placing a historic preservation restriction on the Swampscott Fish House.

Gino Cresta, department of public works director and assistant town administrator, said previously that the grant will allow the town to receive a $50,000 Mass Historical grant for renovations to the Fish House, which it has already applied for.

The Fish House is already on the Massachusetts Historic Register, but the historic preservation restriction puts more protection, and exterior work done on the building would require Massachusetts Historical Commission permission, Cresta said.

The Swampscott Yacht Club are tenants in the building. Jackson Schultz, past commodore of the Swampscott Yacht Club, spoke in opposition to the article, saying he’d much prefer to go to the town for permission for alterations to the building, rather than go to the state. He said one of the club’s goals is to eventually put a kitchen back in place.

“I rise against this change,” Schultz said.


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

 

Police log: 5-17-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

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

Police log: 5-16-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

Fire

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


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

Assaults

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

Complaints

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

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

Breaking and Entering

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Theft

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

Danvers sneaks past Saugus in continuation

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
John Torres slides safely into third base in the 10th inning. 

By MIKE ALONGI 

SAUGUS — It may have taken 12 innings and a full week to finish, but the Danvers baseball team finally came up with a timely hit to sneak past Saugus, 2-1, in a tightly contested matchup at World Series Park Tuesday afternoon.

The game was a continuation from May 9 and went nine innings with the score tied 1-1 before it was postponed due to darkness.

“It was big to finally get a key hit,” said Danvers coach Roger Day. “We had so many chances in the nine-inning game last week and then more chances today, so we needed to capitalize on one of them.”

The big hit came from centerfielder Jordan DeDonato, who smacked a line-drive RBI double with two outs to left field to give Danvers the lead in the top of the 12th. The inning started off with Tommy Mento reaching on an error before Matt Andreas moved him over with a bunt and Zach Dillon struck out. Then, with two outs, DeDonato worked a full count before lining a ball down the line in left to bring in Mento.

“Luckily for us we were able to get a big two-out hit, which we haven’t had many of this year, so that was great,” said Day. “We had to move guys to second to give ourselves some chances, and we were able to make some big plays when we had to on both sides of the ball.”

The win didn’t come without a fight, as both teams moved at least one runner to third base in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings. The Falcons came out and got runners to second and third with two outs in the 10th, but Saugus pitcher Todd Tringale worked out of the inning by forcing a groundout. Saugus then moved runners to first and third with two outs in the bottom of the 10th before Danvers pitcher Dean Borders notched a strikeout to escape.

Danvers once again got a runner to third with two outs in the 11th, but the Sachems escaped unscathed after Tringale made an impressive barehanded play on a comebacker to the mound and the score remained at 1-1.

Saugus’ best chance for a win came in the bottom of the 11th, when a walk to Steve Ruggiero and an infield single by Justin Horvath put runners on first and second with no outs. The rally was slowed when Borders picked the runner off second, but a walk to the next batter and then a passed ball placed runners on second and third with two outs. Then, after throwing one pitch to Saugus second baseman Mike Mabee, Borders was forced to leave the game with an injury, forcing Justin Roberto into the game. Roberto responded with a big strikeout to get Danvers out of the jam.

The Sachems had one more chance to get that elusive tying run in the bottom of the 12th, moving runners to first and second with two outs, but Roberto worked his way out of the jam once again to give the Falcons the win.

Danvers (13-2) takes on Swampscott tonight.

For Saugus (6-8), the mantra is clear: win four of the next six and get into the tournament. It won’t be easy though, as the Sachems will play four more games over the next five days.

“We just have to get into the tournament,” said Saugus coach Joe Luis. “All we can do here is take this as a learning experience and keep pushing. We’ve got a tough stretch coming up here and pitching will be key, but we’ve just got to take it one game at a time.”

Saugus will play against Salem this afternoon.

Reasons why suicide series concerns supers

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This image released by Netflix shows Katherine Langford in a scene from the series, “13 Reasons Why.”

By GAYLA CAWLEY

Local superintendents have alerted parents to their concerns about a new show, “13 Reasons Why,” which is centered around a teenage girl’s suicide.

According to a description of the Netflix show, based on a novel by the same name, after high school student Hannah Baker’s suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes explaining the 13 reasons why Baker chose to carry out the act.

“While viewing the series, young children and teenagers could interpret the message that suicide is a viable or romanticized option,” Lynn Superintendent Dr. Catherine C. Latham wrote in a letter home to parents. “The content of the show is extremely graphic, with disturbing scenes in each episode, which may be difficult for impressionable minds to watch and process in a healthy way. It also addresses the issues of cyberbullying, alcoholism and depression.”

Latham said the series has several shortcomings: There is no mention of mental and behavioral health treatment options; the notion of suicide is glamorized; there are no examples of help-seeking by the teens portrayed in the series; there are several scenes depicting serious trauma including rape, bullying, alcoholism, fights and suicide in which the teens do not seek help or resources; and the graphic portrayal of Hannah’s actual suicide was unnecessary and potentially harmful to young people facing challenges.

Latham urges parents to talk to their children about the show or book, if they have seen or read it, and reminds them that there are resources, support and assistance available to them at the schools through their student support services. Some support services include social workers, school psychologists, school adjustment counselors, guidance counselors, principals and teachers.

Swampscott School Superintendent Pamela Angelakis provided The Item with a letter about the series sent home to parents from the Swampscott Public Schools Mental Health Task Force.

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In the letter, the task force details some concerning themes: The series explicitly details a graphic death by suicide, and portrays it as the only viable option for the main character; there is no mention of mental illness, which is the leading cause of death by suicide; the adults in her life, namely her parents, school counselor and school administrators, fail the character and her peers over and over; there are no examples of appropriate or healthy coping strategies, nor is there any help-seeking that is successful; and school mental health providers act in unethical and incompetent ways throughout the series.

The task force also urges parents to find out if their child has watched the show or read the book, and recommends special caution if their child is vulnerable or has had suicidal ideation, because the “highly suggestive show could be risky for adolescents who struggle with isolation or self-harming behavior.”

“School counselors and mental health professionals in our district are highly trained professionals whose competencies include working with susceptible students,” the letter reads. “Be assured that the district counseling professionals are thoughtful, intentional, and ethical in their everyday work with your children.

“The district has created resources specifically designed to address our most vulnerable students, such as the recently created SWIFT and Harbor programs at Swampscott High School, which will be replicated at Swampscott Middle School next year.”

A letter sent home to parents from Lynnfield Superintendent Jane Tremblay touches on some of the same points, and warns about the possible dangers of allowing their children to watch the series.

She said youth could perceive the message that suicide is a viable and glamorous option to challenges and difficulties. She added that the graphic content and troubling scenes may be difficult for the teenage mind to watch and process in an appropriate way.

Tremblay provided a list of talking points for parents and their children regarding the series. One of those points is that “it is important to know that there are many treatment options for life’s challenges, distress, and mental illness” and that the illness is treatable.


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

Swampscott rail trail on track

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From left, Camden Alexander, Finn Conner, Lucas Gunther and Brody Laker show their support for the rail trail.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Town Meeting members approved allocating funds to allow officials to move forward with plans for a proposed rail trail on Monday night.

After much debate, Town Meeting members voted 210-56 to approve a warrant article, requesting $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 the easement rights.

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.

Officials have said $240,000 of the requested Town Meeting 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.

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The Town Meeting funds allocated are not for construction of the trail, which will be paid with donations, grants, and private funds, officials said.

Peter Kane, director of community development, said that the utility corridor is made up of 11 parcels of property. National Grid pays property taxes for all 11 parcels, but doesn’t hold clear title on all of them. Through a title process, numerous owners have been identified, which could include abutters.

Town Meeting members approved a $66.63 million town budget, which includes $28,197,500 allocated to the schools.

Voters also approved Fire Chief Kevin Breen’s request for a $645,000 replacement of a Engine 22, a 1997 Emergency One Hurricane Cab, which serves as a reserve piece. The replacement was among other capital project funding requests that passed.

With the funds allocated, Engine 21, a 2009 Spartan that serves as the frontline piece, would become the reserve piece and the new vehicle would become the frontline piece.

Town Meeting will reconvene Tuesday at 7 p.m., where the rest of the articles on the warrant will be taken up.


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

Deal developing for River Works rail station

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The River Works stop could be rebuilt to accommodate new residents and the public.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — The prospects of financing a new waterfront neighborhood improved late last week after the developer agreed to spend more than $1 million to expand the MBTA’s River Works Commuter Rail Station.

Charles Patsios, the Swampscott developer who is planning to transform the former General Electric Co. Gear Works property into a $500 million project that would include 1,160 apartments, has signed an agreement with the state to improve the modest station.

Under the terms of the deal, the River Works stop on the Newburyport/Rockport Line that is used only for GE workers, would be rebuilt to accommodate new residents and the public. It will be paid for by Patsios’ company, Lynnway Associates.

“Having the River Works station available for everyone makes this a truly transit-oriented development,” Patsios said. “Now, we can offer a 15-minute trip into Boston on the commuter rail and create a tremendous opportunity for people to discover Lynn at much less cost.”

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In exchange for usage rights, the developer has agreed to build an accessible station in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and improve access to the platforms. In addition to paying for construction and the cost to maintain the new buildings, the developer has agreed to start a “Transportation Improvement Fund” with a $500,000 deposit. The proceeds will be used for transportation improvements in at River Works and developers of future projects will be asked to contribute.

State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said the partnership with Patsios creates a win-win for growth and transportation.

“Economic growth can be achieved by improving the quantity and quality of transportation options,” said Pollack in a statement. “We are pleased at the developer’s commitment to paying for physical improvements at River Works Station. We look forward to seeing the changes that will be taking place as a result of the investment that are sure to include increased new interest in living in Lynn, as the city will have an important new asset in its new permanent commuter rail station.”

Patsios bought the 65-acre GE property in 2014 for $7.6 million. His team has been working to secure permits from the city’s Inspectional Services Department and the state to build the project on the Saugus River. The approvals and the T stop will make it more likely to get financing for the project, Patsios said. “Plenty of people are interested in lending the money for the project,” he said. “Once we have the permits in hand, coupled with the addition of the T stop, we’re a go.”


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

 

Police log: 5-16-2017

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

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

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

Vandalism

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

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

Police log: 5-15-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

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

Complaints

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

Assaults

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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

Theft

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

Swampscott to take a tour through Town Meeting

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Swampscott Town Hall.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — When Town Meeting convenes tonight, voters will be asked to allocate funds to move forward for a proposed rail trail, and approve zoning changes, including one that would could bring a hotel or inn to Swampscott.

Town Meeting members will be asked to approve a warrant article, requesting $850,000 for the design and engineering of the trail location within the National Grid corridor, as well as the legal fee and costs for acquisition of the easement rights.

Officials have said $240,000 of the requested Town Meeting 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, with compensation for owners, or by donation/gift of the land.

The Town Meeting funds would not be for construction of the trail, which would be paid with donations, grants, and private funds, officials said.

Peter Kane, director of community development, said previously that the utility corridor is made up of 11 parcels of property. National Grid pays property taxes for all 11 parcels, but doesn’t hold clear title on all of them. Through a title process, numerous owners have been identified, which could include abutters.

Many abutters have voiced their opposition to the proposed trail, citing concerns with privacy and safety. Others mentioned that their land could be taken by eminent domain.

Three proposed zoning changes are on the warrant, but the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen have recommended indefinite postponement on one that would change residential (A-3 districts), which allow up to eight multi-family units through a special permit process, to residential (A-2) districts, which would only allow single-family homes by right, in certain areas.

The down-zoning would include fewer than 80 properties, which includes the neighborhood of Rockland Street, King Street and Redington Street. The other section is the waterfront properties from the Fish House to Sandy Beach on Puritan Road.

Kane said indefinite postponement was recommended by the Planning Board to allow further discussions with property owners, who have expressed concern that changing the district would change their property rights.

Town Meeting members will be asked to amend zoning bylaws that would create a tourist lodging overlay district, and modify where hotels, motels, inns and a bed and breakfast are allowed by special permit. The overlay district identifies more areas where the lodgings are possible, and the purpose is to make Swampscott more of a tourist destination again. The current zoning bylaw has significant restrictions in place, making the creation of tourist lodging difficult in Swampscott, according to town documents.

The tourist lodging overlay district includes the portion of Humphrey Street from the Lynn line to the monument. There are also the properties on the east side of Puritan Road, opposite Sandy Beach. Kane said the Planning Board will recommend to Town Meeting members that two properties on Sculpin Way be eliminated from the district, along with the properties from Phillips Beach to Preston Beach.

There is currently only one bed and breakfast in town on Humphrey Street, and there are no hotels, motels or inns.

Voters will be asked to amend the zoning bylaw by adding affordable housing regulations, or inclusionary housing regulations. The purpose is to encourage the development of affordable housing in Swampscott, which is below the state-required amount of affordable housing units. The town is at 3.75 percent, while 10 percent of all units are required to meet the affordable housing definition, according to town documents.

If a new project, or development, is a certain size, or more based on housing units, it triggers the requirement that at least 15 percent of its units be contributed as affordable. That would apply to a new multi-family development, with 10 units or more; at new subdivision, with six units or more; and an assisted living or independent living facility, with five units or more. Kane said the Planning Board will recommend that the 15 percent drops down to a 10 percent requirement.

Developers can also pay a fee in lieu of offering affordable housing, which would go toward the town’s affordable housing trust. If the zoning change is approved, the requirement would only apply to developments proposed after Town Meeting.

Town Meeting members will be asked to approve lowering the town’s speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

“As part of the Municipal Modernization Act, by accepting this state statute, the Board of Selectmen would be allowed to reduce the speed limit on certain roads without state approval,” the warrant article reads.

Officials have said the idea is to lower the speed limit in thickly settled areas, and to achieve improved traffic safety on local roads. The change won’t affect state-controlled roads, such as Paradise Road, which has a speed limit of 35 mph. Town roads with posted speed limits lower than 25 mph also won’t be affected by the change.

Fire Chief Kevin Breen is seeking a $645,000 replacement of a 20-year-old fire engine at Town Meeting, which is among other capital project funding requests that would require approval. He said replacement of Engine 22, a 1997 Emergency One Hurricane Cab, which currently serves as a reserve piece, has been in his capital plan for six years.

If the funds are allocated for a new fire engine, Breen said Engine 21, a 2009 Spartan that serves as the frontline piece, would become the reserve piece and the new vehicle would become the frontline piece.

Town Meeting members will be asked to approve a $66.63 million town budget, which includes $28,197,500 allocated to the schools.

Voters will be asked to the authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for special legislation allowing the board to issue eight additional all-liquor licenses.

“This article would provide additional business opportunities in our commercial districts, such as Humphrey Street and Vinnin Square, where eating establishments would like to operate with a liquor license,” the warrant article reads. “The 14 existing licenses are currently granted in full.”

Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald said several weeks ago, the Board of Selectmen issued the town’s last all-liquor license, and two weeks ago, a restaurant applied for a liquor license the town doesn’t have. He said the increase would be an opportunity to bring new investments or new opportunities to Swampscott that would be lost to another community that has the licenses available.

Town officials hope that a historic preservation restriction placed on the Swampscott Fish House, if approved by Town Meeting, will allow them to receive a $50,000 grant for renovations.

Gino Cresta, assistant town administrator and department of public works director, said the Fish House is already on the Massachusetts Historic Register, but the warrant article adds a historical preservation restriction to the building. He said that puts more protection, and exterior work done on the building would require Massachusetts Historical Commission permission.

He said the town has already applied for the $50,000 Mass Historical grant for renovations to the Fish House, which it would still be eligible for if the article passes.

Town Meeting convenes at 7:15 p.m. at Swampscott High School auditorium, 200 Essex St.


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

Health center nurse practitioner honored

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Elena Freydin, left, with student Danielle Badolato, who is currently doing a rotation at LCHC.

Swampscott resident and Lynn Community Health Center Nurse Practitioner Elena Freydin, DNP, has received the Exceptional Preceptor Award from the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.  

This award recognizes nurse practitioners who role model, teach, and evaluate nursing students who are learning advanced practice nursing skills.

“Dr. Freydin has a deep commitment and desire to impact future nurse practitioners,” said Margaret Ackerman, DNP, Assistant Professor and Clinical Program Track Coordinator at Salem State.  “She has very high standards.  Students often approach the clinical practicum with her with trepidation, but finish feeling confident and accomplished.”

Freydin, who is also an adjunct faculty member at Salem State University since 2014, oversees students every semester ranging from first-year students to those who are doing their last rotation before graduation.

“I love working with them,” she said, adding, “Part of your role as a clinician is to share what you know with the next generation. There is only so much you can learn from books. This is my way to share what I know and what I keep learning.”

Dr. Kiame Mahaniah, LCHC Chief Medical Officer, called Freydin “a tireless advocate for her patients.

“She is also a determined manager and a fearless leader.  We are fortunate to have her on our staff,” Mahaniah said.

Freydin received her Master’s of Science in Nursing in adult primary care from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institutes of Health Professionals in 1999 and her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2009.

She has been a primary care provider at Lynn Community Health Center since 2005 and is currently the medical director of “The Green Team,” one of several primary care teams at the health center. She has also been trained as a physician builder by Epic, the predominant electronic medical record purveyor in the US.

 

Police log: 5-15-2017

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

LYNN

 

Arrests

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Accidents

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

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

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

 

Assaults

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

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

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

 

Breaking and Entering

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

 

Complaints

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

 

Overdose

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

 

Theft

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

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

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

 

Vandalism

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

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


MARBLEHEAD

 

Accidents

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

 

Breaking and Entering

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

 

Complaints

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

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

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

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


PEABODY

 

Arrests

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

 

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

 

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

 

Accidents

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

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

 

Breaking and Entering

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

 

Complaints

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

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

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

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

 

Overdose

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

 

Theft

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

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

 

Vandalism

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

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


SWAMPSCOTT

 

Accidents

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

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

 

Complaints

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

 

Work continues for Market Basket access

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Construction continues on the new Market Basket on Western Avenue.

LYNN — Work is underway to improve access around the new Market Basket under construction at the General Electric Factory of the Future site.

The $2 million project, funded by DeMoulas Super Markets Inc., the Tewksbury-based chain store, will reconstruct and upgrade Boston and Federal streets and Western Avenue.

It is intended to support the city’s Market Square revitalization, which includes the redevelopment of the 22-acre former GE site. Market Square will feature an 84,000 square foot state-of-the-art supermarket and 50,000 square feet of retail and office space.

Contaminated factory site up for sale

“We have been working on this project for three years and are excited that we are on schedule to open Aug. 1,” said James Cowdell, executive director of the city’s Economic Development and Industrial Corp., the city’s development bank.

The $25 million store is expected to employ 75 full-time employees and 400 part timers. Market Basket will join Shaw’s, Stop & Shop and PriceRite in the city.

Shuttered since 1988, the once state-of-the-art factory sat empty until Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy met with high-level GE executives to discuss redeveloping the parcel.

Charles Patsios, a Swampscott developer, bought the property from GE in 2013 for $4 million.


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

Police log: 5-13-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

Police log: 5-12-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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

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

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

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


LYNNFIELD

Motor Vehicle Accidents

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


SAUGUS

Deer Strike

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

Gunfire at Mall

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

North Shore gets money for road repairs

By GAYLA CAWLEY

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

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

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

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

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

Getting the lead out in Malden

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

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

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

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


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

Police log: 5-12-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

Accidents

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

Assaults

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 5-11-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Complaints

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

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

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

Fire

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

Complaints

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at 1 Hayden Road. A caller reported there was a suspicious vehicle parked outside his home with a smashed out window and running engine, but the vehicle appeared to be unoccupied. Police reported the vehicle was shut off, but they were unable to make contact with the registered owner.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road; at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday at Essex Street and Mall Access Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday at 172 Norfolk Ave.

Swampscott means business on licenses

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT Town officials have requested an increase in all-liquor licenses in Swampscott, which they hope will attract new businesses.

“We’re hoping that we can receive a few additional licenses, so we can continue to focus on economic development and bringing additional investments to Swampscott,” said Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald.

Town Meeting members on Monday will be asked to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for special legislation allowing the board to issue eight additional all-liquor licenses.

“This article would provide additional business opportunities in our commercial districts, such as Humphrey Street and Vinnin Square, where eating establishments would like to operate with a liquor license,” the warrant article reads. “The 14 existing licenses are currently granted in full.”

The town’s newly updated Master Plan calls for some strategic focus on Humphrey Street, Vinnin Square and the railroad station neighborhood, in terms of revitalizing some of the businesses and restaurant opportunities, Fitzgerald said. He said the increase would bring the right investments to Swampscott, and would bring a robust business quarter in those areas.

Fitzgerald said a few weeks ago, the Board of Selectmen issued the town’s last all-liquor license, which encompasses alcohol, mixed drinks, beer, wine and cordials. The town also offers beer and wine licenses, and a temporary beer and wine license, he said.

Illegal loaded handgun off the streets

Last week, a restaurant applied for a liquor license that the town doesn’t have, Fitzgerald said. He said the increase would be an opportunity to bring new investments or new opportunities to Swampscott that would be lost to another community that has the licenses available.

He said existing restaurants in town may want to apply for the additional liquor licenses, but the primary focus is on attracting new businesses to Swampscott. In addition, Fitzgerald said as officials look at ways to reduce the town’s overall residential tax rate, finding ways to increase the commercial tax rate will be part of that discussion.

If the article is approved by Town Meeting, Fitzgerald said the town would work with the legislative delegation, and the increase would have to advance to General Court for a vote by the legislature. Over the years, he said the legislature has seen fit to grant communities additional licenses.

Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen, said the full liquor licenses are given out by the state based on the population in the town. Swampscott has 14, based on about 14,000 residents. She said the board is asking for an exception because “this is the kind of business that can succeed in Swampscott.” Restaurants would really like to have full liquor licenses, she added.

“The businesses that we want to encourage are interesting eateries,” Dreeben said. “We need the liquor licenses to bring those to town.”

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

 

Police log: 5-11-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Mark Dipaolo, 25, of 112 S Hampton St., Boston, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and on a warrant charge of trespassing at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Jose Rodriguez, of 153 Intervale Road, Dorchester, was arrested on a warrant charge of witness intimidation at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Jose Sanchez, 33, of 44 Rockingham St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and possession of a knife with a blade over 2 ½ inches at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday.

Roy Seawright, 27, of 11 Courtney St. Fall River, was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 7:38 p.m. Tuesday.

Resean Smith, 30, of 177 Essex St., was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm weapon, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and on warrant charges of unlawful improper storage of a firearm, receiving a firearm with a defaced number, carrying a loaded firearm weapon, daytime breaking and entering for a felony, attempt to commit a crime, assault and battery, and assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:53 p.m. Tuesday at Sagamore and Washington streets; at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at 45 Boston St.; at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday at Parkland Avenue and Richardson Road; at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday at 732 Western Ave.; at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday at Commercial and South Common streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday at 45 Boston St.; at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Ford St.; at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Shepard St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday on Munroe Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday at 50 South Common St.; at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Story Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at 111 Washington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:09 p.m. Tuesday at Baltimore and Nahant streets; at 7:23 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Linwood St.; at 4:38 a.m. Wednesday at 41 Light St.; at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 8:31 a.m. Wednesday at 50 South Common St.; at 8:48 a.m. Wednesday at 27 Beyer Place; at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday at Ernie’s Harvest Time at 597 Essex St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday at 36 Farrar St.; at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday on Bay View Avenue; at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:09 p.m. Tuesday at 68 Exchange St.; at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday at 135 Ocean St.; at 4:33 p.m. Tuesday at 88 Oakwood Ave.; at 10:41 a.m. Wednesday at 88 Green St.; at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday at 13 Essex St.; at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday at 15 Franklin St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday at 58 Maple St.; at 9:13 a.m. Wednesday at 9 Milton St.

Police log: 5-10-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday on Humphrey Street.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday on Rolleston Road. A caller reported she was the friend of the owner, and was just shown a circle that was etched into the glass, as if someone tried to cut it with a glass cutter.


PEABODY

Arrests

Kimberly M. Carrasquillo, 26, of 114 Blaisdell St., Apt. 1, Haverhill, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 3:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Destiny Love Herrera, 18, of 77 Oak St. Lawrence, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant at 3:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday at Route 128 South and 208 Andover St.; at 4:28 p.m. Tuesday at 101 Main St. and 2 Washington St.; at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday at 550 Lowell St. and 232 Newbury St.

Complaints

A caller reported an elderly man hitchhiking at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at 76 Lake St.

A report of suspicious activity at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St. A caller reported there was a man looking into vehicles and approaching women

A caller reported his neighbor was destroying things on his property at 5:39 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Larrabee Terrace.

A homeowner reported the contractors that are building a house next to his keep knocking down his fence and leaving trash in his yard at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Buford Road

A report of a disturbance at 11:54 p.m. Tuesday on Sherman Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday at Mini of Peabody at 209 Andover St. The manager of the dealership reported a sign and memory card were missing from the property; at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Omni Care at 2 Technology Drive. Security reported an employee admitted to stealing some prescription drugs.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday at Nordstrom at 210N Andover St. Taken from a vehicle was a purse and work computer.


REVERE

Arrests

Fatima Ouakrim, 20, of 92 Proctor Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 6:39 a.m. Tuesday.

Zachary Roldan, 22, of 170 Bellingham Ave., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and Class D drug possession with intent to distribute at 5:46 p.m. Tuesday.

Chris M. Silva, 25, of 37 Davis St., was arrested and charged with motor vehicle operator refuses to identify self, disorderly conduct and crosswalk violation at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday.

Dominic I. Vega, 19, of 102 Blossom St., Chelsea, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, racing a motor vehicle, wanton destruction of property and leaving an accident scene after property damage at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:15 a.m. Monday at Wonderland Auto on North Shore Road; at 6:34 a.m. Monday at Broadway and Revere Street; at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Ward Street and Broadway; at 7:02 a.m. Tuesday at Endicott and Crest avenues; at 11:29 a.m. Tuesday on Lynn Marsh Road; at 7:31 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday pon Copeland Circle; at 10:13 p.m. Tuesday on Carey Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:49 p.m. Monday at BJ’s Wholesale Club on Ward Street; at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday at Endicott and Bellingham avenues.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:13 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:25 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at East Boston Savings Bank on Broadway; at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday at Gasco Oil on Broadway; at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street; at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Chamberlain Avenue.

A report of indecent exposure at 10:52 a.m. Tuesday on Arcadia Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 2:26 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Avenue and Carmen Lane.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 3:03 p.m. Monday at Revere High School on School Street; at 7:36 p.m. Monday on Atlantic Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:04 p.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue; at 6:13 p.m. Monday on Winthrop Avenue; at 6:34 p.m. Monday on Douglas Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:26 p.m. Monday at 104 Main St. and 6 Vine St. A motor vehicle collision was reported, but police said the call was unfounded.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Glen Golf Course at 60 Water St. A caller reported a vehicle struck a boulder; at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday at York Ford at 1481 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday at 141 Central St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:27 a.m. Monday at 16 Jackson St. A caller reported an unknown person in her breeze way. A man asked her to call 911, due to four men trying to jump him carrying a knife; at 7:43 a.m. Monday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway. A woman from the motel reported a man came to the front desk claiming his motor vehicle was broken into, and a cellphone was stolen; at 1:49 p.m. Monday at 67 Bow St. A caller reported a man looking into her yard and home. When she came out of the house and confronted him, he ran down the street.

A report of a disturbance at 1:18 p.m. Monday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway; at 4:57 p.m. Monday at Lena’s Sandwich Shop at 496 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a six men fighting, with a baseball bat shown.

A report of a suspicious person at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday at Melrose Fish and Game Club on Cheever Avenue. Melrose Police reported a man walking down the street with a dead turkey and crossbow.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 7:01 p.m. Monday at Macy’s/Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. An employee as detained for about $800 in gift card fraud.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday at 41 Newhall Ave. A caller reported someone broke the windshield to her motor vehicle.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road.

Swampscott is fishing for $50,000

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Officials are hoping for a $50,000 grant for the Swampscott Fish House.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Town officials hope a historic preservation restriction placed on the Swampscott Fish House, if approved by Town Meeting next week, will land them a $50,000 grant for renovations.

“We’ve applied for a grant that would provide funding for doing some repairs on the Fish House,” said Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen. “In order to get that grant, we have to have this designation.”

Dreeben said the designation is a formal way of showing that the town intends to preserve the building, located at 391 Humphrey St., in a historically appropriate manner.

Gino Cresta, assistant town administrator and department of public works director, said in a phone interview that the Fish House is already on the Massachusetts Historic Register, but the article up for approval at Town Meeting on May 15 adds a historical preservation restriction to the building. He said that puts more protection, and exterior work done on the building would require Massachusetts Historical Commission permission.

Cresta said the town has already applied for the $50,000 Mass Historical grant for renovations to the Fish House, and as long as the article passes, the town would still be eligible for it.

“Without this approval, this grant is dead in the water,” Cresta said at a prior Board of Selectmen meeting.

Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald said the Fish House has an incredible legacy. Getting funding from the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and working with the commission to establish an existing preservation for the building is ultimately a very positive thing for Swampscott, he added.

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Cresta said there are two primary provisions of the perpetual agreement up for Town Meeting approval.

“The first provision assures the MHC (Massachusetts Historical Commission) that the building and site will be adequately maintained in perpetuity, while the second provision requires that any proposed substantial alteration to the building interior, exterior or surrounding property be presented to the MHC prior to the start of construction in the form of an alteration request for review and prior approval,” Cresta wrote in an email. “Routine maintenance would not trigger an MHC review.”

The total renovations are estimated at $95,000. In May 2016, Town Meeting appropriated funds to do the work on Fish House, but the grant would allow the town to do additional work, Cresta said.

Renovations will include new windows and a new asphalt roof with a rubber roof membrane, painting the building, repairing the widow’s walk railing, a new balcony railing, a new roof hatch, and a new interior ladder with a cage, Cresta said.

Cresta said some renovations were done on the building 12 years ago, which included new windows and doors, and painting the building. He said a new roof was installed 20 years ago.

“There’s a lot of damage to the building,” Cresta said. “The renovations that we did 12 years ago are starting to deteriorate because of the result of the saltwater and the ocean.”

If the article is approved at Town Meeting, Cresta said the town is hoping to hear back from the grant by the end of June, and he would hope to put the project out to bid shortly after. He said the contractors have to be certified to work on historical buildings.


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

 

Police log: 5-10-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Derek Beaulieu, of 22 Range Heights Circle, was arrested on warrant charges of nighttime breaking and entering for a felony, disturbing the peace and Class C drug possession at 4:21 p.m. Monday.

Michael Bradley, 41, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and on warrants at 10:50 am. Tuesday.

Timothy Brown, 23, of 44 O’Callaghan Way, was arrested on a warrant at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday.

Alvin Carter, 37, of 84 Winthrop Ave., Revere, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 7:16 p.m. Monday.

Rolando Nolasco, 25, of 5 Moulton St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Michael Peluso, 41, of 46 Michigan Ave., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and malicious wanton property defacement at 7:54 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:16 p.m. Monday at 435 Lynnway; at 3:38 p.m. Monday at 1 City Hall Square; at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Brimblecom Street and Western Avenue; at 6:29 p.m. Monday at 540 Chestnut St.; at 8:01 p.m. Monday at Cowdrey Avenue and Lynnfield Street; at 8:34 a.m. Tuesday on Tremont Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:17 p.m. Monday at 61 Lawton Ave.; at 10:43 p.m. Monday at Broad and Dexter streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:17 a.m. Monday at 108 Chatham St.; at 4:53 a.m. Tuesday at 40 Judge Road.

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:58 p.m. Monday at 524 Lynnfield St.; at 12:36 a.m. Tuesday at 40 Dexter St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:51 p.m. Monday at 46 Bennett St.; at 12:55 p.m. Monday at 50 Newhall St.; at 4:33 p.m. Monday at 72 Mall St.; at 4:50 p.m. Monday at 27 Sagamore St.; at 10:22 p.m. Monday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.; at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday at 138 North Common St.; at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday at 63 Lynnway; at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday at 157 Parkland Ave.; at 11:51 a.m. Tuesday at 358 Broadway.

A report of a gunshot at 10:40 p.m. Monday at 34 Nahant St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:05 p.m. Monday on Eastern Avenue; at 10:25 p.m. Monday on Newhall Street; at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday on Broad Street; at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday on Farrar Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:19 p.m. Monday at 21 Whiting St.; at 2:13 p.m. Monday at 21 Howard St.; at 4:44 p.m. Monday at 14 Holland Ave.; at 11:53 am. Tuesday at 39 Newhall St.; at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Lake Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 3:52 p.m. Monday at 21 Howard St.

A report of a robbery at 1:08 a.m. Tuesday at 15 Salem St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:51 p.m. Monday at 11 Circle Ave.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday at 9A Lyman St.

Police log: 5-9-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:17 p.m. Friday at 71 Main St. and 1 Bay State Road; at 5:11 p.m. Friday on Condon Circle; at 6:07 p.m. Friday at Herb Chambers Cadillac at 395 North Broadway; at 3:09 p.m. Saturday on Condon Circle; at 1:11 p.m. Sunday at 347 Essex St. and 1 Pillings Pond Road; at 3:33 p.m. Monday on North Broadway; at 8:59 a.m. Tuesday at 511 Walnut St. and 199 Salem St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:54 p.m. Sunday at 100 Walnut St. and 425 Market St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:30 p.m. Friday at 120 Salem St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8 a.m. Monday at Caruso at 2 Northway. A caller reported the cause of the noise was that his garage door broke, which caused the loud bang he heard earlier; at 10:36 a.m. Monday on North Broadway.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 6:27 p.m. Sunday at Pump’n Pantry at 793 Main St.

A report of a larceny at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday at 805 Main St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrest

John F. Perry III, 73, of 5 Bessom St., was arrested on a warrant at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:23 p.m. Monday at Maple and Tedesco streets.

Complaints

A report of a person yelling for help at 6:19 p.m. Monday at Marblehead Harbor. Multiple callers reported a person yelling for help and they thought the person was in the water. The boat (Whaler) picked up the person in the water.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:55 p.m. Thursday on Valley Road; at 1:08 a.m. Monday at Nahant Rotary on Causeway.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 7:32 p.m. Saturday at Bass Point Apartments on Sea Breeze Lane.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:51 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Buttonwood Lane and 48 Andover St. A caller reported hearing a skidding car and a crash. Police reported there was no sign of an accident; at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Centennial Drive. A motorcycle vs. a car was reported.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday at Higgins Middle School at 85 Perkins St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:53 p.m. Monday at Maddy’s Car Wash at 300 Andover St.; at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday at 16 Silverleaf Way. A caller reported a suspicious woman in the parking lot. She noticed the woman several times over the last several days, and stated she was taking pictures of her and her child. Police reported the woman is a private investigator and is doing a follow-up on an accident from several years ago.

Theft

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at 12 Winthrop St., A caller reported his motorcycle was stolen.

A report of a larceny at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday at 24 Hourihan St. A caller reported $1,200 was missing from her locked safe.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:41 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods Market at 331 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:27 p.m. Monday at 24 Phillips St.

Patricia A. Paige, 70

SWAMPSCOTTPatricia Ann (O’Brien) Paige, 70, of Swampscott, died peacefully on Sunday surrounded by her family at Beverly Hospital. Born in Lynn during the Stone Age, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Anna (Marino) O’Brien.  She had lived in Swampscott for the greater part of her life, and had also resided in Florida for over 20 years. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, class of 1964, and attended the American Banking Institute while working as a supervisor at the Lynn Institute for Savings.

Patricia, aka “Patient Access Patti,” worked in the Admitting Office at Salem Hospital for 27 years until her retirement.  She was a member of the AOH in Salem, assisted numerous Swampscott Youth Athletics, and was a devout parishioner at both St. John’s and Holy Family Churches while volunteering any way she could for almost any cause. Patti also enjoyed watching sports, gardening, sun tanning in her driveway, haggling, days at the beach, socializing and tearing up yard sales.

Patricia is survived by her son, James A. Paige II and his fiancé Kate Delaney both of Lynn; her close cousin, Cory Paulette and his wife Mary Jane of Beverly; and her beloved dog, Angus.  Often referred to as the “Patti Wagon” by her son’s friends who she called “her boys”, she will be extremely missed by family, friends, co-workers and Dollar Stores throughout the New England area.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-7:30 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, with a funeral service at 7:30 p.m.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her services as well as a Celebration of Patti’s Life at the Lynn Italian American Citizens Club on 93 Harbor Ave following her final visitations.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Toys for Tots, c/o Massachusetts State Police Toys for Tots Coordinator, 124 Acton St. Maynard, MA 01754.  Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Susan D. Nellis, 93

SWAMPSCOTTSusan Duval Nellis passed away on May 4, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born in Lynn on March 19, 1924, to Joseph and Madeline Duval and was a lifelong resident of Swampscott.

Sue was predeceased by her devoted husband Veeder C. Nellis with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. She is survived by her four loving children, Martha Dansdill and her husband Terry, Melissa Patterson and her husband John Henry, Mark Nellis and Margo Nellis. She also leaves her five beloved grandchildren, Emily and Peter Dansdill, Alyssa Patterson and Logan and Parker Nellis. She was predeceased by her brother, WWII Lieutenant Peter Duval.

Sue was an active member of the Church of the Holy Name and served on the Marie Joy Altar Guild for many years. She was an avid reader, dedicated sports fan, and loved to knit. Her artistic eye brought style and color into many aspects of her life and to the lives of others. She and her husband enjoyed traveling the world. She loved all animals and had a generous heart. In her younger days she was an Assistant Librarian at the Swampscott Public Library. Her life was full of love, grace, and kindness and she will be missed by those lives she touched.

Service information: A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Church of the Holy Name in Swampscott at 11 a.m. Following the service, family and friends are invited to a reception in Remick Hall.

Should friends desire, suggested memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Name in Swampscott or to the Friends of Marblehead’s Abandoned Animals (FOMAA). An online guest book is available at Solimine.com.

 

Barbara Wermuth, 90

SWAMPSCOTT Barbara Braun Wermuth, loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, passed away peacefully at home with family on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Swampscott after a long illness. A native New Englander, she was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1927, the daughter of John and Ethel (Sommer) Braun. She grew up in New Haven and later Portsmouth, N.H., where her father was a machinist at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. She was a National Honor Society student in high school, after which she went to UNH for a year and then attended nursing school at the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing in Boston where she graduated with her nursing degree in 1949.

In 1950 she met her future husband, Paul Wermuth, in Boston, and they were married on August 26, 1951, in Rye, N.H. They then moved to, first, Potsdam, N.Y., where Paul taught at Clarkson University, then to State College, Pennsylvania, where Barbara worked in the Penn State infirmary patching up, among others, various members of the Penn State football team after games, while supporting Paul’s Ph.D pursuit.

They then moved to Richmond, Virginia, where Paul taught at William & Mary, and where Barbara had the first of four boys. Another son quickly followed, at which time the family decamped to the Teachers College of Connecticut in New Britain, Conn. (shortly thereafter to be Central Connecticut State College, and now a university). There the last two sons were born. In 1968 she made her final move, moving to Swampscott when Paul became Chairman of the English Department at Northeastern University. They bought a large, lovely home near the ocean and raised their four boys (and the dog Minnesota Fats).

In addition to being a Cub Scout Den Mother for a period, in the early 70s, Barbara began volunteering at the Swampscott Public Library, which later turned into a part-time job she held for almost 40 years and culminated in her being the Director of the Library’s Audio-Visual Department. She also became involved with the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library for many years and held several executive positions for the Friends including being president. She also was a significant contributor to the fundraising campaign for the Library’s new addition in the 1990s. She had many wonderful friends at the Library and greatly enjoyed her time working there. During that time sons graduated from high school, then college, were married, some moved away, grandchildren arrived, then came Paul’s retirement and then Barbara’s. At home, Barbara enjoyed playing the piano, and she had a green thumb which resulted in parts of the house becoming mini-nurseries for many years.

She was a warm and wonderful wife, mother and person and is greatly missed.

Service information: A visitation will be held at the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean Street (Rt. 1A), Lynn, MA 01902, on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Swampscott Cemetery Chapel in Swampscott, MA, at 10 a.m., with interment to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library, P.O. Box 28, Swampscott, MA 01907-0028. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Police log: 5-9-2017

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

Terrielynn Allard, 36, of 46 Cemetery Road, Baltic, Conn., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 3:06 p.m. Sunday.

Edwin Bravo, 28, of 140 Adams St., was arrested and charged with four counts of leaving the scene of property damage and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:09 a.m. Monday.

Michelle Knox, 30, of 30 Harwood St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, trespassing and on warrants at 7:06 p.m. Sunday.

Joel Sanchez, 29, of 2 Stephen St., was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer and unregistered motor vehicle at 7:11 p.m. Sunday.

Gary Taveres-Reyes, 24, of 192 Washington St., was arrested and charged with drinking in public and trespassing at 6:49 p.m. Sunday.

Francisco Taverez, 35, of 176 Beacon Hill Ave., was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law at 6:44 p.m. Sunday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:39 p.m. Sunday at 55 Fayette St.; at 1:32 p.m. Sunday at 181 North Common St.; at 8:16 a.m. Monday at 441 Chatham St.; at 8:19 a.m. Monday at 53 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:29 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Avenue and Ware Street; at 3:34 p.m. Sunday at 101 Light St.; at 4:18 p.m. Sunday at Bennett and Commercial streets; at 4:43 p.m. Sunday at 281 Western Ave.; at 4:44 p.m. Sunday at Cleveland Street and Western Avenue; at 5:04 p.m. Sunday at Rockingham Street and Western Avenue; at 7:25 p.m. Sunday at Bowler and Ford streets; at 1:07 a.m. Monday at Nahant Rotary at 1 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:37 p.m. Sunday on Lewis Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 10:36 a.m. Monday on Union Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:27 p.m. Sunday at 118 New Park St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:55 p.m. Sunday at 37 Park St.; at 1:25 p.m. Sunday at 190 South Common St.; at 2:33 p.m. Sunday at Family Dollar at 140 Boston St.; at 5:10 p.m. Sunday at 66 Market Square; at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Heald Package at 6 Commercial St.; at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at 129 Oxford St.; at 12:31 a.m. Monday at 53 Smith St.; at 8:49 a.m. Monday at 79 Lake View Ave.; at 9:01 a.m. Monday at 22 Range Heights Circle; at 9:12 a.m. Monday at 118 Chatham St.; at 9:57 a.m. Monday at 75 Rockaway St.

A report of a gunshot at 4:07 a.m. Monday at 21 Laurel St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:10 p.m. Sunday on Ames Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:35 p.m. Sunday at 45 Sadler St.; at 5:43 p.m. Sunday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 5:39 a.m. Monday at 70 Market Square; at 6:47 a.m. Monday at 44 Estes St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:55 p.m. Sunday at 55 Cedar St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:02 a.m. Monday at 15 Holyoke St.

Police log: 5-8-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:25 a.m. Sunday at Pleasant and Devereux streets.

Complaints

A caller reported that his wife was locked in the bathroom at 11:56 a.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue. Police reported entry was gained.

A report of a disturbance at 5:46 p.m. Sunday on Pond Street.

A caller reported a woman was locked in her room because the doorknob fell off at 7:56 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street. Police reported entry was gained.

A report of an unknown vehicle in the condo at 8:55 p.m. Sunday on Green Street. A caller reported an upholstery truck parked in the lot for condo owners and didn’t recognize it. Earlier in the day, she had gone outside and saw a man working on the van, and he declined her assistance when she asked. He also stated that he lived in the condo. Her concern was that she had never seen the man before and felt it was a close-knit condo complex. She wanted to report him as suspicious since she had never seen the truck there before.


PEABODY

Arrests

Nicholas A. Kalivas, 19, of 70 Gardner St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 1 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:07 p.m. Sunday at Northeast Arc at 209 Lowell St. One person was taken to Salem Hospital and a juvenile was taking to North Shore Children’s Hospital; at 6:18 p.m. Sunday at 295 Forest St. and 133 Newbury St.; at 6:54 a.m. Monday on King Street; at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Petco at 10 Sylvan St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:26 p.m. Sunday at 23 Clement Ave.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 6:09 p.m. Sunday on Oak Street. A caller reported the bartender was assaulted by a customer. April B. Paolini, 46, of 35 Tremont St., Apt. 3, was summoned for assault and battery.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at 33 Roosevelt Ave. and 42 Russell St.; at 12:19 a.m. Monday at 317 Lynnfield St.; at 12:25 a.m. Monday at 43 Shore Drive; at 3:25 a.m. Monday at Extended Stay America at 200 Jubilee Drive. A caller reported a woman yelling for help and a naked man running around the parking lot. The manager reported the naked man came to the front desk and reported being locked out of his room, stating that he was “set up.” The room was registered to a woman. Police reported the man was not aware the woman involved was a prostitute and her pimp came and took her from the scene.

Fire

A report of a fire at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the basement at 1 Washington Place. Police reported everything was in order and the furnace was the cause.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:20 p.m. Sunday on Main Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:51 p.m. Sunday at 8 Basford Court. A caller reported her former boyfriend stole one of her cellphones. Police reported the man agreed to return the phone.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:58 a.m. Monday at 33 Felton St. A caller reported damage to his motor vehicle. Police reported a BB broke the window to the car and there were no suspects.


REVERE

Arrests

Thomas G. Bulger, 29, of 23 Broad St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 2:13 a.m. Saturday.

Brian J. Carmichael, 34, of 3 Perkins Ave., Reading, was arrested on warrants at 8:21 p.m. Sunday.

Franklin Escobar Gonzales, 31, of 34 Pacific St., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license at 12:42 p.m. Friday.

Nicholas Murcia, 34, of 39 Boylston St., Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 7:52 p.m. Saturday.

Ivonne M. Rodriguez, 21, of 19 Dix St., Apt. 2, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with disorderly person and assault and battery on a police officer at 2:07 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:50 a.m. Friday at Route 1 Shell on Bennett Highway; at 3:22 p.m. Friday on Brown Circle; at 3:48 p.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street; at 5:01 p.m. Friday at Robert Road and School Street; at 10:26 p.m. Friday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 2:13 a.m. Saturday at Squire Lounge on Squire Road; at 2:55 a.m. Saturday at Broadway and Beach Street. Fernando Tomaz, 20, of 25 Fenno St., Apt. 1, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 1:38 p.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue; at 1:42 p.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 2:12 p.m. Saturday on Malden Street; at 8:53 p.m. Saturday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway; at 4:44 p.m. Sunday at Target on Furlong Drive; at 6:42 p.m. Sunday at Broadway and Rumney Road; at 9:11 p.m. Sunday at Patriot Parkway and Davis Street; at 10:08 p.m. Sunday at Speaker Box Stereo Unlimited on North Shore Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:10 p.m. Friday on Brown Circle; at 12:03 a.m. Sunday on Proctor Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:57 a.m. Saturday on Crest Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:08 p.m. Saturday on Beachland Avenue; at 9:49 p.m. Sunday on Kimball Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:55 p.m. Saturday at Ocean Gate Tower on Ocean Avenue; at 11:53 p.m. Sunday on Vane Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:34 a.m. Friday at Wonderland Entertainment on North Shore Road; at 1:57 p.m. Friday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 3:33 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 6:37 p.m. Friday at Shirley Avenue Apartments on Shirley Avenue; at 6:51 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 12:50 a.m. Saturday on Centennial Avenue; at 1:10 a.m. Saturday on Fenno Street; at 1:36 a.m. Saturday at Margarita’s Restaurant on American Legion Highway; at 1:49 a.m. Saturday at Cinco de Mayo on Centennial Avenue; at 2:07 a.m. Saturday at Squire Lounge on Squire Road; at 5:43 p.m. Saturday at Revere Beach Train Station on Shirley Avenue; at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at Vinal Street and Revere Beach Parkway; at 11:06 p.m. Saturday at Antonia’s at the Beach on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 12:47 a.m. Sunday on Hichborn Street; at 1:52 a.m. Sunday on Thornton Street; at 2:06 a.m. Sunday on Reservoir Avenue; at 6:37 a.m. Sunday on Yeamans Street; at 9:57 p.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 1:01 a.m. Saturday on Washington Street; at 8:16 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 5:35 p.m. Sunday on Squire Road; at 10:58 p.m. Sunday on Emmet Terrace.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 5:56 a.m. Friday on Walnut Avenue; at 10:39 a.m. Saturday on Atwood Street; at 8:51 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Citgo on Broadway; at 9:09 p.m. Sunday at Action Towing on Broadway.

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 9:13 a.m. Saturday at Municipal Parking Lot on Central Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:39 a.m. Sunday at Dashwood Park on Dashwood Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:53 p.m. Friday at 15 Linwood St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:02 p.m. Friday at Ballard Street and Eastern Avenue. A caller reported a coyote crossed in front of his vehicle and he lost control.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:21 a.m. Sunday at Santander Bank at 323 Broadway. A two-car accident was reported. Two people were taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 4:42 p.m. Sunday at 577 Lincoln Ave. A head-on collision was reported. Two people were taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 9:18 p.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:07 p.m. Friday at 3 Butterfield Road. A caller reported his father-in-law’s home may have been broken into because the door was pried open. Police reported a confirmed break; at 2:59 p.m. Friday at 2404 Founders Way. A caller reported damage to her garage door and thought it was done deliberately.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Guild Road and Richard Street. A caller reported two men looking into a car window and acting out of the ordinary, walking up and down Richard Street.

A report of a disturbance at 11:10 p.m. Friday at McDonald’s at 738 Broadway; at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at 120 Essex St.; at 10:27 p.m. Saturday at LA Fitness at 1450 Broadway. A caller reported a bald man jumping in front of cars; at 4 a.m. Sunday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway; at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Alto Decor at 799 Broadway.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:26 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America at 1093 Broadway. A caller reported a man attempting to pry open an ATM in front of the business. Police reported the man works for the company and was servicing the machine.

Vandalism

A smashed TV was reported in one of the rooms at 12:20 p.m. Sunday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway.

 

$645,000 for new engine not alarming Swampscott

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
The Swampscott Fire Department is hoping to get funding to replace Engine 22, which has been in use for more than 20 years.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTTFire Chief Kevin Breen is seeking a $645,000 replacement of a 20-year-old fire engine at Town Meeting.

The new fire engine is among other capital project funding requests that would require approval at Town Meeting on May 15. It is the only equipment request from the fire department.

Breen said replacement of Engine 22, a 1997 Emergency One Hurricane Cab, which currently serves as a reserve piece, has been in his capital plan for six years. The engine has nearly 70,000 miles on it and almost 8,800 service hours.

By comparison, Engine 21, the frontline piece, is a 2009 Spartan, and has more than 43,000 miles on it, along with more than 4,800 service hours. If the funds are allocated for a new fire engine, Engine 21 would become the reserve piece and the new vehicle would become the frontline piece, Breen said.

Breen said the rated lifespan of a fire apparatus is 20 years. The Insurance Service Association begins to derate equipment after its 20th year.

Engine 21 would not be scheduled for replacement until 2029. But if funding was postponed, the town would run into the issue of purchasing a $645,000 apparatus closer to the planned replacement of Ladder 21, a 2004 American LaFrance, which is scheduled for in roughly seven years. At that time, the replacement of Ladder 21 could cost between $1.2 to $1.5 million, Breen said.

The planned replacement program, Breen said, is also to ensure the department doesn’t end with a catastrophic failure of equipment. He said Engine 22 isn’t on the verge of falling apart, but historically, as an apparatus gets older, the equipment requires more service.

Earlier this year, $1,200 to $1,400 had to be spent on a new alternator and voltage regulator. The older pieces get, he said, more is spent on maintenance and the parts are tougher to get, particularly with ladder trucks.

The fire department has three pieces of apparatus, two engines and one ladder truck. Two are frontline pieces and one (Engine 22) is a reserve piece. But because a frontline piece is in repair right now, Breen said he is in the process of trying to borrow a piece from a neighboring community for a couple of weeks. Engine 22 is currently in service.

Typically, a reserve piece is in service 65 to 80 days a year, for instances such as extra staffing for storms, whenever there is a mechanical malfunction with one of the frontline pieces, when one of the pieces goes out of town for mutual aid, or if there is a serious fire in town, Breen said.

Breen said he was very hopeful funding would be approved at Town Meeting.

“All signs are pretty good,” Breen said. “All the committees that we’ve presented to have been receptive to the need.”

If approved, Breen said there will be a specification put out, various manufacturers will bid, and a selection process would take place.

Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald said he is in support, as it is a project that has been in the town’s capital improvement plan for the past five years. He said Breen has done an excellent job of focusing on replacing apparatus at a time that makes sense for the continuity of operation, and the longer the town holds onto the equipment, there’s more risk that something may fail.

Fitzgerald said the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and the Capital Improvement Committee have voted to support the recommendation to Town Meeting.

“We’re just taking those responsible steps to replace a very important piece of public safety equipment,” Fitzgerald said.


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

 

Police log: 5-8-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Steve Almonor, 24, of 500 North Shore Road, Peabody, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, drug possession with intent to distribute, Class C drug possession, conspiracy to violate the drug law, armed assault to rob, extortion by threat of injury, witness intimidation, malicious wanton property defacement and on a warrant charge of selling liquor to a person under 21 at 6:56 p.m. Saturday.

Heriberto Felix, 19, of 18 Bond St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, armed assault to rob, extortion by threat of injury, witness intimidation and malicious wanton property defacement at 7:35 p.m. Saturday.

Michelle Forgione, 32, of 95 Pleasant St., was arrested and charged with motor vehicle breaking and entering with theft at 11:44 p.m. Saturday.

Wilfrin Hiciano, of 31 Broad St., was arrested on warrant charges of false firearm license/ID card, assault with a dangerous weapon, unlawful improper storage of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card at 8:03 a.m. Saturday.

Terrel Payne, 22, of 95 Woodman St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, armed assault to rob, extortion by threat of injury, witness intimidation and malicious wanton property defacement at 7:28 p.m. Saturday.

Shad Ventura, 20, of 196 Euclid Ave., was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card, assault with a dangerous weapon, armed assault to rob, extortion by threat of injury, conspiracy to violate the drug law, witness intimidation and malicious wanton property defacement at 7:11 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:25 a.m. Friday at 79 Bennett St.; at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at 47 Amity St.; at 8:13 p.m. Saturday at 444 Essex St.; at 8:50 p.m. Saturday at 31 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:44 p.m. Friday at 484 Western Ave.; at 4:23 p.m. Friday at Cottage and Hood streets; at 8:41 p.m. Friday at Congress Street and Western Avenue; at 2:06 p.m. Saturday at 141 Euclid Ave.; at 10:44 p.m. Saturday at Buchanan Bridge on Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:26 p.m. Friday at Casey’s Shell at 122 Boston St.; at 1:35 p.m. Friday at 269 Union St.; at 2:37 p.m. Friday at High and Oxford streets; at 3:20 p.m. Friday at 280 Union St.; at 4:48 p.m. Friday at Stanwood Street and Western Avenue; at 4:55 p.m. Friday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 5:24 p.m. Friday at 69 Grant St.; at 5:27 p.m. Friday at 49 Western Ave.; at 6:36 p.m. Friday at Radio Shack on State Street; at 1:49 a.m. Saturday at 288 Chestnut St.; at 1:50 a.m. Saturday at 290 Chestnut St.; at 11:24 a.m. Saturday at 758 Boston St.; at 12:41 p.m. Saturday at 12 South St.; at 12:44 p.m. Saturday on North Common Street; at 1:01 p.m. Saturday at 86 South Common St.; at 3:31 p.m. Saturday at 85 Lynnway; at 4:54 p.m. Saturday at 144 Williams Ave.; at 5:34 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut and Mason streets; at 6:51 p.m. Saturday at Domino’s Pizza at 707 Western Ave.; at 6:52 p.m. Saturday at 5 Norwood Terrace; at 10:16 p.m. Saturday at 85 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 3:36 p.m. Friday on O’Callaghan Way.

A report of an assault at 2:47 p.m. Saturday on Whiting Street; at 4:16 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue.

A report of an assault and battery at 8:22 p.m. Saturday on Cottage Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at 71 Pine Grove Ave.; at 11:27 p.m. Saturday on Shepard Street.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:23 a.m. Saturday at 107 Nahant St.; at 9:31 a.m. Sunday at 63 Washington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:09 p.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 80 Boston St.; at 6:03 p.m. Friday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 6:09 p.m. Friday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 6:27 p.m. Friday a 48 Newhall St.; at 10:52 p.m. Friday at 30 Empire St.; at 12:24 a.m. Saturday at 10 Stephen Terrace; at 12:51 a.m. Saturday at 120 Hamilton Ave.; at 12:56 a.m. Saturday at 22 Massachusetts Ave.; at 1:33 a.m. Saturday at 10 Stephen Terrace; at 1:45 a.m. Saturday at 75 Haviland Ave.; at 3:31 a.m. Saturday at 121 Lawton Ave.; at 7:59 a.m. Saturday at 12 Chase St.; at 11:38 a.m. Saturday at 41 Light St.; at 12:27 p.m. Saturday at 50 Central Ave.; at 2:07 p.m. Saturday at 111 New Park St.; at 3:46 p.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 50 Western Ave.; at 4:03 p.m. Saturday at 22 Flint St.; at 6:37 p.m. Saturday at 26 Union St.; at 7 p.m. Saturday on Bassett Street; at 8:14 p.m. Saturday at Hines Liquors at 518 Western Ave.; at 8:28 p.m. Saturday at 16 Southside Ave.; at 10:58 p.m. Saturday at 120 Liberty St.; at 12:38 a.m. Sunday on Barrett Street; at 1:13 a.m. Sunday at 207 Chestnut St.; at 10:31 a.m. Sunday at 279 Maple St.; at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Compare Supermarket at 2 Adams St. Extension.

A report of a gunshot at 1:25 a.m. Sunday at Eutaw and Western avenues; at 1:24 a.m. Sunday at Eutaw Avenue and Goodridge Street.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 12:36 p.m. Friday on Holland Avenue; at 10:22 p.m. Friday on Essex Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:05 p.m. Friday at 124 Central Ave.; at 7:11 p.m. Friday at 29 Congress St.; at 1:19 p.m. Saturday at 19 Union St.; at 5:14 p.m. Saturday at 5 Elmwood Ave.

A report of a robbery at 3:17 p.m. Saturday at 126 Franklin St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 7:21 p.m. Saturday on Curwin Circle.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:23 p.m. Saturday at 40 Broad St.; at 7:04 a.m. Sunday at 32 Astor St.

A report of vandalism at 11:39 p.m. Saturday at 29 Astor St.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Andre E. Dick-Williams, 23, of 11 Vine St., Apt. 2, was arrested on warrants at 10:14 p.m. Friday.

Stephanie Lynne Miller, 22, of 73 Linden St., Salem, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and failure to stop/yield at 6:02 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:02 p.m. Friday at Smith and Pleasant streets. An accident with injuries was reported. Stephanie Lynne Miller, 22, of Salem, was arrested for OUI liquor.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:19 p.m. Friday on Green Street.

A caller reported there was a man wearing sunglasses, a backpack and hoodie while walking a yellow labrador at 7:41 a.m. Saturday at Pond and Green streets. She thought it was suspicious because it was so overcast out. She said he was headed toward Green on Pond Street, and was going to double back to check his location. Police reported there was nothing suspicious in the area.

A caller reported while driving by, she noticed a group of kids inside a tan vehicle smoking marijuana at 3:04 p.m. Saturday on Old Salem Road, and wanted an officer to check it out. Police reported there was no evidence of drug activity after speaking with the people involved.

A caller reported erratic operation of a BMW dirt bike at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue. A caller reported she was cut off by the library and when the road turned into the double lanes in front of the Veterans School, she almost hit the bike. The rider kicked her car. A second caller reported the bike passed him going 50 mph.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:36 p.m. Saturday on Sharon Road. A caller reported he witnessed a driver get out of a parked SUV and get into another SUV. He stated it appeared as though there might have been a drug deal happening. The caller stated he flashed a light at the car and the vehicle took off with the other car still left behind. Citations for issued for marijuana possession to the involved people.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:08 p.m. Saturday on Front Street. A woman reportedly had some money taken while she was in the bathroom.


PEABODY

Arrests

Kevin M. Blade, 25, of 35 Collins St., Apt. 41, Danvers, was arrested and charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property, OUI liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, trespassing, disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle at 10:10 p.m. Saturday.

Ashley L. Blake, 27, of 126 Dartmouth St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and marked lanes violation at 8:32 p.m. Friday.

Carlooman-Vazquez Jrs R., 23, of 5213 Avalon Drive, was arrested on a warrant at 9:35 a.m. Saturday.

Jenny Saenz, 37, of 15 Abruzzi St., Revere, was arrested on warrants at 8:51 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:07 p.m. Friday at 97 Winona St. and 43 Lake St.; at 8:32 p.m. Friday at Peabody Fire Department Engine 5 at 27A Lynn St. Ashley L. Blake, 27, of Lynn, was arrested for OUI liquor; at 10:17 p.m. Friday at Higgins Middle School at 85 Perkins St.; at 2:32 a.m. Saturday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.; at 12:32 p.m. Saturday at 357 Lowell St. and 64 Proctor Circle; at 1:52 p.m. Saturday at 286 Washington St. and 2 Granite St.; at 3:52 p.m. Saturday at 2 Sawyer St. and 36 Railroad Ave.; at 2:30 a.m. Sunday at 312 Lowell St. and Route 128 South; at 6:39 a.m. Sunday at Richland Convenience Store at 272 Lynn St. A two-car accident was reported. A fire hydrant and guardrail were damaged in front of 265 Lynn St. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital. Sara Ann Thompson, 31, was cited for operating with a suspended license; at 12:38 p.m. Sunday at Su Chang’s at 373 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:12 p.m. Friday at T.J. Maxx at 300 Andover St.; at 8:06 p.m. Friday at 0 Lynnfield St. and 147 Summit St.; at 7:34 a.m. Saturday at 12 Downing Road; at 10:47 a.m. Sunday at Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St.

A report of operating under the influence of liquor at 10:10 p.m. Saturday at 145 Main St. Multiple callers reported a vehicle struck a tree. The driver fled on foot down Pierpont Street. Kevin M. Blade, 25, of Danvers, was arrested for OUI liquor and other charges.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:37 p.m. Friday at Stop & Shop at 19 Howley St. A caller was upset because a random man was trying to teach him how to raise his children; at 6:28 p.m. Friday at Food Court at 210F Andover St.; at 11:36 p.m. Friday at 43 Shore Drive; at 3:06 a.m. Saturday at Homewood Suites at 57 Newbury St. A caller reported her daughter called her yelling that she needed help from the hotel; at 5:10 a.m. Saturday at Whispering Meadows at 278 Newbury St.; at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.; at 9:53 p.m. Saturday at 5 Bragg St.; at 11 p.m. Saturday on Wayne Road. A caller reported kids were playing basketball; at 1:58 a.m. Sunday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St. A man was reportedly on a bender for two days and just shot coke for the first time. He was taken to Salem Hospital; at 2:14 a.m. Sunday at Holiday Inn at 1 Newbury St.; at 12:29 p.m. Sunday at 23 Goldberg St.

A report of suspicious activity at 4:50 p.m. Saturday at The Cheesecake Factory at 210C Andover St. A caller reported a young child left alone in a vehicle. Police reported the child had forgotten their coat in the restaurant and the parent had run back in to retrieve it; at 10:07 p.m. Saturday on Cleveland Road. A caller reported three people, about 16 years old, were ringing the doorbell and then trying to open the front door of the residence.

A report of gunshots at 1:12 p.m. Sunday at 25 Hamilton Road. A caller reported hearing two gunshots in the area. Police checked the area and reported the call was unfounded.

Theft

A report of a stolen bicycle at 6:48 p.m. Friday at Tannery Gardens at 111 Foster St. A stolen silver mountain bike was reported.

A report of a larceny at 6:23 p.m. Saturday at 72 Central St. A caller reported her iPhone was missing and her ex-boyfriend may have taken it.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:20 p.m. Saturday at 6 Silverleaf Way. A caller reported he thought he heard a gunshot and his window broke. An officer reported the outer part of the double pane window was possibly damaged by a rock, but there was no evidence of a gunshot.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Jose Iraola, 32, was arrested and charged with license not in possession, no inspection/sticker and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

Shane Hicks, 23, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield, speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor at 10:32 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:35 a.m. Friday at 5 Paradise Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:11 a.m. Friday on Railroad Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:41 p.m. Saturday at 64 Pine St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 3:59 a.m. Sunday at 79 Roy St.

Irene C. Nagle, 85

SWAMPSCOTT Irene C. (Murphy) Nagle, 85, of Swampscott and formerly of Marblehead and Topsfield, passed away May 4, 2017, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. A loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend, she’ll be missed by many.

Born in Everett, Irene was raised in Everett and Saugus and summered in Scituate as a child. A Salem State College graduate, she taught in the Everett Public Schools before starting her family. Along with her husband, William, she raised her family in Topsfield, where they resided for more than 25 years. Throughout her life Irene continued to impart life’s lessons and remained devoted to her faith.

Irene was the beloved wife of William A. Nagle. The couple shared more than 54 years of marriage. She was the mother of John W. of Randolph and Peter A. and his wife Lynn of Wakefield. She was predeceased by a son, Paul W. The daughter of the late George and Marguerite (Mulledy) Murphy, Irene was the sister of Rita (Frank) Madigan of Sandwich, George (Jacqueline) Murphy of Sarasota, Fla. and the late Mary Louise (Lawrence) Cronin.

Service information: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead on Tuesday, May 9 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow in Our Lady Star of the Sea Cemetery, Marblehead. Visitation will be held at the EUSTIS AND CORNELL Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street Marblehead prior to Mass on Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To share a memory of Irene or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit Eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.

 

Anthony James Davis

SALEMAnthony James Davis, of Salem, formerly of Lynn and Swampscott, died Thursday, May 4, 2017, unexpectedly at North Shore Medical Center, Salem Hospital.

He is the husband of Elizabeth(Wilson) Davis. He was born in Lynn the son of Karen J. Worth of Ipswich and Jessie Davis of Swampscott. He was raised in Lynn and Swampscott and attended Swampscott Schools.

Tony also known as “Big Tizzle” loved his family and friends unconditionally. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved learning new things and helping others. He loved spending time with his son and hiking with family and friends. He loved music and singing. He was a loving and attentive husband and shared her altruistic philosophy on life.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his son Anthony John Davis of Ipswich, his stepdaughter Taylor Jackson of Salem, his Mother, Karen J. Worth of Ipswich, his Father and Stepmother, Jessie and Deborah Davis of Swampscott his maternal grandparents, Arlene and John Worth, his paternal grandparents, Barbara Davis and the late Jesse Davis. He leaves his brothers and sisters, Jayna and Nicholas Davis of Ipswich, Ethan Davis of Swampscott, and Sara -Rose Sauerborn of Swampscott. He also leaves his aunts and uncles John Worth of Lynn, Cheryl Mario and her husband Louis of Peabody, John Davis and his wife Bernice of Lynn Joseph Davis and his wife Kathy of Lynn Michael Davis and his wife Susan of Salem, Barbara Paramataris and her husband John of Lynn, Mary Davis of Lynn, Katie Davis and Christina Davis both of Maine and the late James Davis and late Dan Anderson. Anthony also leaves many cousins and countless friends.

Service information: His funeral will be held on Thursday May 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rte 129) Lynn. Visiting hours are on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Project Cope 66 Silsbee Street, Lynn, Massachusetts 01902. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Police log: 5-6-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Taofeek Liad of 169 Euclid Ave. was arrested on warrant charges of uttering a false check at 10:44 a.m Thursday.

Austin Martinez of 3 Oxford Terrace was arrested on warrant charges of larceny at 4:36 p.m. Thursday.

Maria Serraro  of 23 Rockmere Gardens was arrested on out of town warrant charges at 7:47 p.m. Thursday.

Damon Lewis of 13 Beaudry Terrace was arrested for violating the city’s knife ordinance at 7:53 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident on Oxford Street at 2:37 p.m. Thursday; at 678 Washington St. at  2:44 p.m. Thursday.; at Eastern Avenue and Western Avenue at 2:47 p.m. Thursday; at the MBTA Garage on Western Avenue at 3:18 p.m. Thursday; at Houghton Street and Orchard Street at 6:48 p.m. Thursday; a hit and run motor vehicle accident at Minot Street and Western Avenue at 7:21 p.m. Thursday; A hit and run motor vehicle accident at 3 Lynnfield Street at 12:37 a.m. Friday; A motor vehicle accident at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street at 9:18 a.m. Friday; A motor vehicle accident at 74 Central Ave at 10:07 a.m. Friday.

Assaults

A report of an assault on Chestnut Street at 9:14 p.m. Thursday;

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity on Magnolia Avenue at 10:02 a.m. Thursday; of trespassing at 128 S Common Street at 10:35 a.m. Thursday; a disturbance at Munroe Street and Washington Street at 4:29 p.m. Thursday; of gang activity on Woodman Street at 7:56 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance on State Street at 7:56 p.m. Thursday; a disturbance on Ford Street at 8:20 p.m. Thursday; of suspicious activity on Eastern Avenue at 8:44 p.m. Thursday;

Theft

A report of larceny at Planet Fitness on Boston Street at 11:15 p.m. Thursday; of motor vehicle theft at 353 Union St. at 8:10 a.m. Friday;

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 16 Tudor St. at 9:11 a.m. Friday.

Police log: 5-5-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A woman walked into the police station and asked to speak with an officer at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday. Woman would not give her address or say what it was regarding. She asked police to speak with her outside. Once outside, she opened her trunk and gave police a pellet gun belonging to her son that she wanted to turn in for destruction.


PEABODY

Arrests

Claire Rolbi Marte-Saint, 31, of 13 Keys Dr., was arrested at 11:22 a.m. on Dooling Circle Friday and charged with heroin/morphine/opium trafficking in conspiracy to violate drug law

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Mcdonald’s on Main Street at 8:23 a.m. Friday; of a motor vehicle accident at 10 Holten Street at 9:22 a.m. Friday; at 300 Andover St at 11:05 a.m. Friday; at Lowell Street and Prospect Street at 12:05 p.m. Friday.

Assaults

A caller reported that her son was assaulted by another child at 4 p.m. Thursday. Police stated that the party apologized and everybody is happy now.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:09 p.m. Thursday. A woman reports a suspicious motor vehicle in the area while her daughter was walking to school; A report of an unwanted female party by the name of Debbie in the kitchen area of 75 Central Street at 6:05 a.m. Friday. Police will contact Public Housing and resolve the issue.

Theft

A caller at 5:23 p.m. Thursday reported a backpack was stolen from the Latitudes Sports Club sometime on Wednesday.


REVERE

Arrests

A 15-year-old minor was arrested and charged with distribution of a class D drug and drug violation near a school or park at 11:01 a.m. Thursday;

Laura P. Baum, 30, was arrested at Revere House of Pizza on a warrant at 12:26 p.m. Thursday

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:52 a.m. Thursday at Cambridge Street and Park Avenue; At 4:03 p.m. at Staples on VFW Parkway; At 6:50 a.m. Friday at Route 1 Shell on Bennett Highway.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at St. Mary’s ballfield parking lot on Washington Avenue at 2:20 p.m. Thursday; a report of an animal complaint at McKinley School on Yeamans Street at 7:01 a.m. Thursday; a complaint at Caruso’s Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road 10:09 a.m. Thursday; at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue at 5:01 p.m. Thursday; a complaint of suspicious activity on Garfield Avenue at 7:44 p.m. Thursday; A report of a disturbance on Kingman Avenue at 8:34 p.m. Thursday; A report of suspicious activity on Pearl Avenue at 1:54 a.m. Friday.

Theft

A report of shoplifting at Walgreens on Broadway at 12:42 a.m. Thursday; an armed robbery on Florence Avenue at 12:58 p.m. Thursday.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a multiple vehicle motor vehicle accident at 11:40 a.m. Thursday on Main Street. One person was transported to Winchester Hospital, two people transported to Melrose- Wakefield hospital, and all involved vehicles towed; a report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:58 p.m. Thursday at Hooters on Broadway. Caller reports his vehicle was stuck while he was inside the restaurant.

Complaints

A caller reported her motorcycle was tampered with at 12:45 p.m. Thursday; a report of suspicious activity at 12:16 a.m. Friday at McDonalds on Broadway. Caller reports suspicious activity in the parking lot. Police determine the parking lot is being re-painted; Caller reports a male party left his taxi without paying at Lincoln Avenue at Oak Hill Road at 2:45 a.m. Friday. Driver is unsure of which door the male party entered.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Giovanni Rossi, 45, was arrested at 8:14 p.m. Thursday on warrant charges of assault and battery.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Norfolk Avenue and Paradise Road at 3:41 p.m. Thursday; of a hit and run motor vehicle accident at Fish house at 431 Humphrey St. at 8:13 p.m. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of a scam at 531 Humphrey St. at 3:39 p.m. Thursday; of suspicious activity on Railroad Avenue at 5:17 p.m. Thursday.

 

Adams comes full-circle to lead Rams

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Tori Adams has been lights out in the circle this season for the Rams. 

By KATIE MORRISON

Standing at 9-0 halfway through the season with a spot in the state tournament already clinched, the Lynn Classical softball team is having a season to remember.

The Rams are a young squad with deep talent, and it all starts in the circle.

Pitcher Tori Adams has been nothing short of lights-out this season for Classical. The junior has come into her own as one of the most dominant pitchers in the area this year, and is a huge reason the Rams are undefeated.

Adams has pitched all but two innings for Classical this season, earning every one of the nine wins. She’s shut out the opposing team, either by herself or with the help of Kiara Edmonds in relief, in five of the nine games. Her season-high for runs allowed is four against Saugus in an 8-4 win, and in her other three starts, she’s allowed just one run.

So far, her best start of the season has to be against Swampscott, which went all the way to the Division 2 North final last year. Back on April 17, Adams fanned 15 Big Blue batters en route to an 8-1 win for Classical.

Adams is averaging over eight strikeouts a game this season, and has dominated Northeastern Conference batters.

It’s such a transformation from one year to the next, just her confidence and the way she goes at batters is so much better,” Classical coach Erica Richard said. “She just continues to get better. She has batters, even when they know where the pitch is going, she still has them off balance. It’s a fun thing to watch because she’s just having fun this year.”

Adams, who made her varsity debut as a freshman in 2015, was solid for the Rams last year too. But with a full year of full-time starting experience under her belt, this season has been less of trying to figure out which pitches to throw, and more of attacking hitters with any pitch.

“It’s just that all of her pitches are working (this year),” Richard said. “Last year it was figuring out what we can throw, what works, but this year, we can throw whatever we want.”

Adams said that the biggest difference she sees is a comfort level in the circle.

“Coming in as a freshman, I had a lot to live up to,” Adams said. “It took a lot of transitioning, but I feel like I’ve grown into the position and gotten closer with the girls. I can trust them, I can trust myself, and I know they’ll pick me up if I have a bad game, I won’t have as much to worry about.”

A strong defense behind her also gives Adams the freedom to go after hitters.

“There’s not one spot on the field where I’m thinking ‘don’t hit it to her,’ Richard said. “Anywhere it’s hit, I’m confident we’re going to make the play. Even when teams get hits, we do the little things right like getting the good relay, holding runners on, stuff like that to minimize the damage as much as we can.”

Perhaps the most important member of the defense for Adams is catcher Meghan Leavitt. The juniors were a successful pitcher-catcher battery all throughout last season, and that rapport has carried over to 2017.

“That’s the best,” Adams said of having Leavitt behind the plate. “Me and Meghan have been friends for so long, it’s perfect.”

Another person who has helped Adams blossom into a dominant starter is Ivy Martin, who pitched for Classical and graduated in 2015. Martin, who currently attends Salem State, took a year away from the Rams, but rejoined her alma mater as an assistant coach this season.

Adams and Martin formed a strong bond during 2015, as Martin took the then-freshman under her wing.

“Ivy’s the best,” Adams said. “I loved her my freshman year, she was my number one person to go to, I could come to her with anything. I still can.”

Martin said she’s seen Adams grow into a leader on the team.

“(Adams) looked up to me, and I want her to have that, but while I was gone, she definitely took over that spot,” Martin said.

In fact, Adams is now playing that mentor role for another Classical freshman, Edmonds. Edmonds is the only other player who has seen time in the circle for the Rams.

“Now she’s doing that for Kiara. It’s good for me to see because I feel like I left something going, and I want her to do that as well,” Martin said. “I’m really happy that she stepped up. Even though she’s just a junior, she looks like a senior out there. I’m excited about that.”

“It’s kind of full circle,” Richard said. “Now Tori is the upperclassman taking the freshman under her wing, and it’s nice to get Kiara some confidence on the mound.”

The Rams aren’t short on leaders, with senior captains Alaina Gridley and Emma DeJoie leading the way. But Adams and Leavitt have taken up those roles as well, since Classical has a young team.

“As a whole, our team is just really comfortable with each other, confident in each other and it’s made us successful so far,” Richard said.

Adams echoed that sentiment.

“As a team, we really work together a lot,” Adams said. “I have a great team behind me, and that makes it a lot easier to do well.”

“When we can consistently get on the board, and play good defense with Tori throwing the way she’s been throwing, then we’re feeling good,” Richard added. “Hopefully it follows through to the last nine games and more.”

 

Charges dropped against harbormaster

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Criminal charges have been dropped against former harbormaster Lawrence Bithell.

Bithell was placed on administrative leave in September by the town, and had been facing criminal charges for use of an expired license plate. He was replaced and taken off administrative leave when Swampscott Police Sgt. William Waters was appointed as the new interim harbormaster in February.

His case was dismissed at Lynn District Court on Tuesday, when he was scheduled to appear for his trial.

Neil Rossman, Bithell’s defense attorney, said the case was assigned for jury trial and he appeared ready to try the case, but the Commonwealth, through the Essex County District Attorney’s office, said they didn’t intend to proceed and moved to have the charges dropped.

Rossman said it was nice to have the matter resolved, and he was sure that Bithell was happy to have the criminal charges removed and not hanging over his head.

Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office, said DA’s office filed a “nolle prosequi,” which essentially ceases the prosecution. She said the assistant district attorney didn’t say on the record a particular reason for the filing, but typically the reason “is in the interest of justice.”

Bithell was arraigned in October on charges of attaching or concealing a registration plate, use of an uninsured trailer and use of an unregistered trailer. He was also issued a citation for misuse of an official number plate.

Bithell’s charges stemmed from an Aug. 15 complaint received by police about misuse of a registration plate, assigned to a town-owned 2007 Load Rite utility trailer, according to a police report from Lynn District Court.

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As one matter is resolved, Bithell still has a pending lawsuit against the town, attempting to save his job as harbormaster.

In March, a “complaint for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief” was filed on behalf of Bithell by Rossman at Salem Superior Court. The defendants are listed as the Board of Selectmen, town of Swampscott, and Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald.

“The plaintiff, Lawrence Bithell, has served as the town’s harbormaster for over 38 years,” reads the complaint. “In a series of illegal actions by the town, acting by and through its (then) Town Administrator Thomas Younger, its (then) Interim Town Administrator Gino Cresta, Jr., and the current board of selectmen, has attempted to remove the plaintiff from the office of harbormaster, first by placing him on administrative leave and then by allegedly not reappointing him.”

The complaint was filed to prevent the town from removing Bithell from his position, before a formal judgment by the court on “his rights to continued employment in office, and subsequently, for a declaratory judgment on his right to continued tenure in office,” reads the document.

Rossman said a hearing on the motion for injunction took place at Salem Superior Court on Wednesday, where a judge took it under advisement. He said the town attorney was there and made the town’s case, and he was there on behalf of Bithell. Rossman said he basically argued along the lines of the complaint, and declined further comment until the judge makes a decision to either grant the injunction or deny it.

Fitzgerald said in early April that the selectmen and Rossman were looking at a possible settlement. On Thursday, he said it was a matter of policy not to comment on pending suits. He also declined comment on the criminal charges being dropped.

The complaint argues that Bithell’s appointment from its initial enactment in 1978 “shall remain in force unless the harbormaster is removed for neglect of duty, negligence or conduct unbecoming of a harbormaster” and alleges that he had never been charged with any of the three reasons for removal. Rossman, in the complaint, also argues that the office of harbormaster is not subject to reappointment.

The harbormaster position pays a stipend of $7,983 and officials say it is a yearly appointment. Waters is in place through June 30, and Cresta, when recommending his appointment, said it was his hope that he would then be appointed as the permanent harbormaster.


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

Not to be fluffed off

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Mimi Graney reads from her book at the Lynn Museum/LynnArts 117th annual meeting.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

LYNN — Mimi Graney, author of “FLUFF: The Sticky Sweet Story of an American Icon,” shared a sweet part of Lynn’s history at the Lynn Museum’s annual meeting.

Made in Lynn, the sticky sweet marshmallow spread was invented in 1917 by Archibald Query. On May 14, 1920, the Daily Evening Item announced that two young men, H. Allen Durkee and Fred L. Mower had formed a partnership to manufacture Marshmallow Fluff after purchasing the recipe.

The exact date they began the endeavor is unknown, but in 1930, Durkee wrote that they had started a decade prior with one barrel of sugar, a few tin cans, two spoons, one second-hand Ford, no customers, but plenty of prospects.

Durkee and Mower were graduates of Swampscott High School who went on to serve in the U.S. Army together during World War I. Mower took a job in Boston working at a candy factory shortly after returning home, around the time of The Great Molasses Flood.

In 1919, a tank carrying 2 million gallons of molasses burst on Boston’s waterfront, sending a sticky 15-foot wave, 160 feet wide, traveling through the North End. More than $100 million worth of damage was caused and 21 people were killed.

Graney said Mower took the job because of the sweet tooth he developed while serving in the army. During WWI, members of the military consumed more chewing gum than chewing tobacco for the first time in history, she said.

But through the job Mower met Query, who had invented the Fluff recipe at his Somerville home in 1917. He and Durkee pooled their money to purchase the recipe for $500. They factory moved from Swampscott to Brookline Street in Lynn in the 1920s and the staff grew to 10 members.

Today, Durkee-Mower, Inc. has more than 20 employees who manufacture between 35,000 and 40,000 pounds of Fluff each day. Durkee’s son, Donald Durkee, serves as the company’s president; his grandson, Jon Durkee, as treasurer and vice president.

The simple, four-ingredient recipe using sugar syrup, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla to concoct the sweet treat remains unchanged.

Charges dropped against harbormaster

Graney said for her, the story of the history behind Marshmallow Fluff is about the merits and pitfalls of adaptation and innovation. Her 288-page book was published in March 2017 by Union Park Press.

In her presentation, she divulged details of the behind-the-scenes characters responsible for Durkee-Mower’s success, including advertisers who wrote jingles as commercial radio made its debut; Fannie Farmer, who used marshmallow paste in several recipes listed in her 1986 cookbook, and Marjorie Mills, a journalist for The Boston Sunday Herald who endorsed the sweet spread.

She performed jingles from the Flufferette radio commercials and explained that they had a primetime slot on Sunday evenings.

Graney spent endless hours at Durkee-Mower in Lynn researching the history of the company through scrapbooks and memorabilia. She is also the founder of the What the Fluff? Festival in Somerville, which is attended by about 10,000 people each year who compete in fluff lick-offs, among other activities.

Lynn Museum is selling Marshmallow Fluff t-shirts for $20 each. They can be purchased at the front desk.

During the meeting, Steve Rima, who stepped down from the Historical Society’s Board of Directors after more than two decades, paid tribute to Tim Ring, a board member who died earlier this year from a heart attack.

Ring was a long-time teacher who retired from Lynn English High School last June. In addition to raising thousands of dollars for the museum, he was responsible for connecting several Lynn Public Schools students and organizations to the invaluable resource, said Rima.

“We were lucky to have him associated with the museum,” he said.


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

 

Police log: 5-5-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Taofeek Liad, of 169 Euclid Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of uttering a false check at 10:44 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday at Dana and Essex streets; at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Street and Western Avenue; at 4:24 p.m. Wednesday at 101 President St.; at 5:29 p.m. Wednesday at Barrett and Boston streets; at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday at 350 Boston St.; at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday at Bessom and Essex streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday at 105 Laighton St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Breed Street and Hovey Terrace.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday on Empire Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday on Beacon Hill Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:52 a.m. Thursday at 340 Parkland Ave.; at 3:34 a.m. Thursday at 132 Tracy Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:06 p.m. Wednesday at 52 Burrill Ave.; at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday at CVS at 200 South Common St.; at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 10:57 p.m. Wednesday on High Rock Street; at 2:49 a.m. Thursday at 124 Green St.; at 2:56 a.m. Thursday at 21 West Green St.; at 7:59 a.m. Thursday at 7 Hanover St.; at 9:17 a.m. Thursday at 85 Munroe St.; at 12:19 p.m. Thursday at 95 Park St.

A report of a gunshot at 5:16 a.m. Thursday at Euclid and Lake View avenues.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:48 p.m. Wednesday at 20 Market Square; at 4:57 p.m. Wednesday at 39 Park St.; at 5:54 p.m. Wednesday at Commercial and South Common streets; at 11:28 a.m. Thursday at 64 Baker St.; at 11:49 a.m. Thursday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 12:54 p.m. Thursday at 12 Portland St.; at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 551 Summer St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:24 a.m. Thursday at Bruno’s Bar at 854 Western Ave.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:11 p.m. Wednesday at 13 Jackson Terrace.

Police log: 5-4-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:32 a.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported a man was acting suspicious. He was in the kitchen area of Dunkin’ Donuts and went out the back door. The caller reported the man was clearly not there to get coffee as he left without any; at 7:43 p.m. Wednesday on Schooner Ridge. A caller reported seeing someone sitting on the roof of a house and and walking on the ridge line, and was concerned about it. Police reported one of the family members was taking a picture of the sunset.

Theft

A package, with an item valued at $531.24, was reported stolen at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday on State Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday on Pond Street. A woman reported someone used checks from her closed account.

A report of stolen camera equipment at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday on Bessom Street.


PEABODY

Arrests

Felipe Rodriguez, 42, of 132 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no inspection/sticker at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday at Toomey’s Cleaners at 106 Lynn St.; at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday at Margin Street and Margin Terrace; at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday at 167 Lynn St. A man was taken to Salem Hospital; at 5:45 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central St.; at 8:39 a.m. Thursday at 39 Garden Road; at 12:18 p.m. Thursday at Starbucks at 240 Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at 754 Lowell St. A caller reported that a vehicle struck and damaged his shed.

Complaints

A report of threats at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday at Pearle Vision at 9 Sylvan St. An employee reported that a customer made threats to damage the store and left the store. Police spoke with the caller who reported the customer was unhappy with the service and stated that he would come back and spray paint the windows.

A report of a disturbance at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday on Coolidge Avenue. Darcy A. Bates, 48, of 6 Norfolk Ave., was summoned for assault and battery.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at 18 Oakland St. A caller reported her iPhone was stolen and pawned.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Munroe St. A caller reported his vehicle’s tires were slashed.


REVERE

Arrests

Anthony M. Gilardi, 20, of 3000 Alta Stone Place, Apt. 108, Melrose, was arrested and charged with failure to stop, OUI drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:51 a.m. Wednesday at Priceless Sales on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 4:21 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Avenue and Dedham Street. Domenick A. Durbano, 19, of 67 Furness St., was summoned for operating recklessly so as to endanger and leaving an accident scene after property damage; at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday on Northshore Road; at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday on Grand Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:36 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:31 a.m. Wednesday at BK’s Bar & Grille on Ocean Avenue; at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway; at 3:02 p.m. Wednesday on Beachland Avenue; at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Park Avenue; at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday on Pomona Street; at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 6:24 a.m. Wednesday on Jordan Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings at 180 Main St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Elementary School at 25 Hurd Ave. A caller reported a group of youths fighting and recording each other at the school; at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday at Kmart at 180 Main St.

Fire

A report of a building fire at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday at 435 Walnut St. A caller reported a fire on the third floor of the building. A two-alarm fire in a three-story wood structure was reported.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Stanley Terrace. A woman reported her tires were slashed on the night of April 25.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday at 62 Burrill St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday at Eastman Avenue and Essex Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday on Paradise Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 a.m. Wednesday at 10 Commonwealth Terrace.  

Strong offensive showing paces Revere past Lynn

FILE PHOTO
Jack Stafford scored two goals for the Jets. 

By MIKE ALONGI

REVERE — Despite giving up a goal just 10 seconds into the game, the Revere boys lacrosse team got it together quickly and took down the Lynn Jets, 18-6, in a Northeastern Conference matchup at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Thursday afternoon.

Sophomore Eric Bua led the way with six goals and one assist for the Patriots, while senior Anthony DeStefano had three goals and two assists. Senior captain Ed Sullivan and sophomore Rick Briana each had two goals and two assists, sophomore Nick Sujko had two goals and sophomore Matt Stasio had one goal and one assist. Senior captain Dan Muller had one goal and senior Wes Spagnuolo had one assist.

“We played really well out there today, especially in the second half,” said Revere coach Austin Powers. “We had a bit of a slow start there, but we were able to pick it up and move the ball better, play good defense and help our goalie out.”

For the Jets, Ryan Clark had three goals and one assist, Jack Stafford had two goals and Shidley Belice had one goal. Chandler Donavan had one assist.

“We had some good stretches on offense today early on, but we just couldn’t keep stringing them together,” said Jets coach Peter Pappagianopoulos. “We’ve just got to keep working on getting better in that area.”

Lynn got on the board first, right off the opening faceoff. Belice won the draw and bolted up the field, weaved through some defenders and fired it home to give the Jets a 1-0 lead. But that only kicked Revere into high gear, as the Patriots went on to score six unanswered goals before Lynn stopped the bleeding.

It started with a goal off the ensuing faceoff. Bua won the draw and did the same thing as Belice, weaving through defenders and firing it home. He scored again less than 20 seconds later, then assisted on DeStefano’s first goal to make it 3-1. Briana, Bua and Sujko all tallied goals before the Jets got a goal from Stafford on the man-advantage with 2:28 to go in the first to make it 6-2.

“Usually when we start out slow like that it doesn’t end well for us, so this feels good,” Powers said of the early turnaround. “When we fall behind early like that it’s tough for us to come back, so those early goals to take that lead were huge.”

Clark made it 6-3 with a goal less than 30 seconds into the second, but Revere answered back with goals from Briana and DeStefano to stretch the deficit back to five goals. Clark scored again with 4:54 left to make it 8-4, but the Patriots again answered with two straight goals (from Sullivan and Bua) and took a 10-4 lead into halftime.

The second half was much of the same, with Bua scoring to make it 11-4 at the 9:45 mark, then Clark answered with his third goal of the game. But that was as close as Lynn would get, as Revere closed the third quarter on a 4-0 run to take a 10-goal lead into the final frame.

Three more Revere goals in the fourth put the game completely out of reach, and the Patriots cruised to victory.

Revere (11-2, 8-1 NEC) will now have the weekend off to prepare for a road game against Swampscott on Monday. The Big Blue are Revere’s only league loss on the season, having lost 7-6 at home back on April 13.

“It’s definitely a big game for us because it’s our only league loss and we played them really close the last time,” said Powers. “We know they’re a really good team, so we’re going to need to be ready to go.”

The Jets (3-8) play Salem on Monday at Manning Field.

After 52 years, a coach calls it a career

ITEM FILE PHOTO
Frank DeFelice coached baseball, football and other sports for 52 years.

By STEVE KRAUSE

SWAMPSCOTT — One of the longest-standing and most illustrious eras in Massachusetts coaching history will end this spring when Frank DeFelice steps down as an assistant baseball coach at Endicott College in Beverly.

DeFelice, who told Coach Bryan Haley of his decision to retire Wednesday, will close the book on a 52-year career as a coach in various schools in both football and baseball that took him from Christopher Columbus High School in Boston all the way to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Along the way, DeFelice, of Swampscott, coached two of the best athletes the state has ever seen — Dick Jauron and Doug Flutie — and was inducted into the Massachusetts State Baseball Coaches’ Hall of Fame.

“I felt it was time,” said DeFelice, who is 76. “It was awfully tough making the decision. (Endicott) is a great school, and it’s a great (baseball) program.”

He’s not quite ready to ride off into the sunset. He just wants to be able to do what he does on his own terms.

“I’ll still be around the program,” he said.

DeFelice spent the majority of his coaching years — 40 — at Swampscott High. He had two stints as a baseball coach (1966-71 and 1977-2005), winning 465 games while losing 257 (.644 percentage). In the state tournaments, his teams were tougher, with 45 wins in 65 games (.692). And in 1993, the Big Blue won the Division 3 state championship.

But baseball only tells half the story. He was an assistant football coach during Swampscott’s golden era, working alongside the likes of fellow assistant Dick Lynch and under the legendary head coach Stan Bondelevitch. Included among the players he coached was a who’s who of the town’s athletic luminaries — Bill Adams, Tom Toner, Mike Lynch, Sandy Tennant and Jauron (who became an all-pro safety with the Detroit Lions, and NFL Coach of the Year with the Chicago Bears, and a college football hall of famer).

Summoning up Swampscott’s yesteryears

Later, he was an assistant at Boston College, a job that took him to Miami in November 1984, where he had a sideline view of Flutie’s “Hail Mary” pass to Gerard Phelan that defeated the Hurricanes. On Jan. 1, 1985, he was in Dallas to help coach the Eagles to their Cotton Bowl victory over Houston.

“I consider myself very fortunate,” DeFelice said, “to have been around two of the greatest athletes you will ever see — Dick Jauron and Doug Flutie.”

DeFelice considers himself fortunate for a lot of what has come his way in life.

“I had great mentors, beginning with my brother, Bobby,’’ he said. “I coached with him in 1965 at Christopher Columbus High School in Boston.

“Then, I went to Swampscott and became associated with Dick Lynch and Stan, both outstanding men, and great mentors. They were hard-nosed men who preached discipline, and they were smart.”

DeFelice also had plenty of admiration for the students he coached.

“I think the words ‘student-athlete’ are tossed around way too much,” he said. “But in Swampscott, back then, we had real student-athletes.

“Dick Jauron went to Yale. Carl Kester went to Amherst and he’s now a professor at Harvard. Sandy Tennant went to Harvard. Mike Lynch and Andy Rose, Harvard. Bill Adams went to Holy Cross. There were so many from that era.”

There was a similar situation with DeFelice’s 1993 baseball team that won a state title.

“Peter Woodfork, who was an underclassman, knew more about baseball at his age than most of us, and he went to Harvard,” said DeFelice. “We had two pitchers (Kevin Rogers and Brian Hayes) who didn’t lose a game.”

Other players on that team went onto have successful college careers, such as Brendan Nolan (BC) and Traeger DiPietro (who played at New Hampshire until the school discontinued baseball).

DeFelice also served as head football coach at Swampscott (1977-81) and Xaverian (1972-76). He was also an assistant basketball and track coach at Swampscott. He had been on the baseball staff at Endicott for the past six years.

 

Ifs, ands, and abutters may force trail off Grid

COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured is a plan for the Swampscott rail trail.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — National Grid representatives have informed town officials that they will not voluntarily enter into a license with the town for a proposed rail trail within the company’s corridor.

Town Meeting members will be asked to approve a warrant article on May 15 requesting $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 the easement rights.

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, officials said.

A recent email from a National Grid representative, Michael Guerin, was sent to Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald and director of community development Peter Kane in response to Kane’s April 6 email requesting a meeting to discuss the town’s proposed rail trail.

National Grid’s correspondence detailed the company’s concerns with the proposed trail, saying: “National Grid has property rights along the right-of-way proposed to be used for the rail trail.”

Guerin further stated in the email that the company has significant concerns about the opposition from neighbors along the right-of-way, and that National Grid has been contacted repeatedly by abutters and their legal counsel.

“These residents have been very vocal about their opposition to the rail trail and until such time as their objections have been resolved, National Grid does not feel it can voluntarily enter into a license with the town for the proposed trail,” Guerin wrote.

“If, however, the town of Swampscott intends to take the rail trail by eminent domain, then National Grid would meet with you to discuss how to best ensure National Grid’s ability to continue to use and maintain the right-of-way for its electric facilities, so that we can continue to provide safe and reliable service to our customers,” Guerin continued.

Kane said the letter wasn’t surprising and was expected based on past discussions with National Grid. On Tuesday, at a Rail Trail Informational meeting, he said the town had a meeting with National Grid earlier this week.

“Based on the town’s research and discussions with National Grid over the past few years, we knew they wouldn’t be able to provide us a low- or no-cost license for the exact reason they stated in the email,” Kane said in an email. “This is the reason why the Board of Selectmen submitted a warrant article for Town Meeting for funding to instead go through the eminent domain process.

“This email substantiates our statements at the public meetings that the town can’t get a license,” Kane wrote. “This is a standard type of response and we look forward to working with our utility to bring this amenity to the town.”

Kane said $240,000 of the requested Town Meeting 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, with compensation for owners, or by donation/gift of the land.

The Town Meeting funds would not for be construction of the trail, which would be paid for by donations, grants and private funds, officials said.

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Thomas Palleria, an abutter of the proposed trail, said he owns land that the town may try to take by eminent domain. He said neighbors have been living under the threat of eminent domain for years.

Town Meeting has voted for the creation of the trail on four separate occasions, including three times since 2002, Kane said. In 2009, Town Meeting gave the town the authority to use eminent domain for a recreational easement, but didn’t allocate the funds for that process.

Palleria said he thinks that eminent domain proceedings against National Grid are going to increase the cost of acquiring the easement rights, potentially to an amount much larger than the funds requested at Town Meeting.

He said there are also potential issues with appraised values of land for abutters and legal fees that could push numbers beyond that $850,000 figure.

In addition, Palleria said there’s “no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” referring to additional funds needed for construction of the trail, which the town would have to go out and find after the design, engineering and acquisition phase. There’s no guarantee that the rail trail is even feasible, he added.

Other residents at the informational meeting agreed, with one saying that Town Meeting could be voting in $850,000 that could get the town nothing, referring to the trail. Some argued that the warrant article should be split, with Town Meeting only voting to allocate funds for the design and engineering phase, and drop asking for funds for acquisition of easement rights until the first phase was completed.

Kane, through a presentation on Tuesday night, identified grant opportunities that Swampscott could pursue for the trail construction, including the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation: Recreational Trails Program, Mass State Transportation Improvement Plan, MassDOT Complete Streets, Safe Routes to Schools, and nonprofit grant opportunities such as PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program and The Barr Foundation.

The rail bed, where National Grid power lines run to Marblehead, has been vacant since the 1960s, when the Marblehead railroad branch shut down. It was sold to National Grid’s predecessor.

Town officials meet with National Grid representatives in 2014 and 2015, who were believed to be the sole owners of the easement wanted by the town for the trail. Officials said the town had previously been in discussions to acquire the easement from the company for little to no cost, but it has since been learned that National Grid doesn’t appear to own all of the land. Through a title process, numerous owners have been identified, which could include abutters.

Kane said the utility corridor is made up of 11 parcels of property, which make up a total area of about 500,000 square feet. The rail trail easement would be about 90,000 square feet, or 18 percent. National Grid pays property taxes for all 11 parcels, and paid $57,778 in FY17. Although National Grid pays the property taxes, not all 11 parcels are held in fee simple title by the company, meaning it doesn’t hold clear title on all of them.

Not all residents who spoke on Tuesday were against the trail.

Eric Bachman said one of the reasons he moved to Swampscott 10 years ago was for enticement of the rail trail. He said he imagines it as safer place kids can ride their bikes and as free exercise, or a way people can get out in nature.


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

Summoning up Swampscott’s yesteryears

College graduations and wedding season are around the corner and spring was the time, not so long ago, when Swampscott residents booked a couple of rooms in Cap’n Jack’s for their out-of-town guests.

The quaint waterfront inn with its ocean views has been relegated to town history but Swampscott’s days as a place to visit and stay on the North Shore may not be over. The Planning Board next Monday is reviewing a proposed “Tourist Lodging Overlay District.”

Creating the district, according to a town legal notice, also involves adopting “general regulations for all types of travel and tourist lodging establishments and specific regulations for hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfast establishments for a new overlay district in three areas of town.”

Swampscott isn’t in any danger of seeing Humphrey Street or Vinnin Square turn into a Motel Row similar to Route 1 during its heyday. The town has probably permanently consigned to history the glory days of the New Ocean House and other resort hotels that summoned up memories of the Roaring Twenties.

But Cap’n Jack’s occupied a special, nostalgic niche in the minds of town residents who viewed it as a slightly-frayed welcome mat to people visiting from around the country, even the world. With its small-town casual ambience, the bygone inn broadcast a gentle reminder to visitors: “Enjoy Salem and Boston but don’t forget to appreciate Swampscott’s beauty.”

Ifs, ands, and abutters may force trail off Grid

The upcoming Planning Board hearing raises a couple of interesting questions about the value of setting the stage for increased town tourism. Question one: Is there a market for tourism?

There is no question Swampscott is a beautiful place to visit and stay and a North Shore gem. European tourists reportedly make the North Shore a destination in part because of its proximity to Boston and mix of small scenic New England towns and oceanscapes.

The more immediate question focuses on the degree to which town residents have an interest in seeing, much less promoting, an increase in local tourism. The answers to that question can potentially shape how residents and town officials eventually view the tourist district.

If the town decides to put a committed effort into tourism promotion and marketing, those efforts will only commence after debate among residents. That debate could conclude with residents deciding to dedicate a tourist district to bed and breakfast locations that serve as summer or fall weekend destinations or places to put up Uncle George or Cousin Edna when they come to town for a wedding or graduation.

The tourism debate might just end with locals concluding: The old ways are the best ways.

Police log: 5-4-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Salvatore Aiello, of 20 Reservoir Road, Gloucester, was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, carjacking, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, destruction of property and Class B drug possession at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Gerard Berrios, 33, of 21 Beach Road, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operator of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration and on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, unregistered motor vehicle and number plate violation to conceal at 10:54 a.m. Wednesday.

William Cash, 44, of 24 George St., was arrested and charged with murder at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Richard Hilliard, 59, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday.

Xavier Karanja, of 435 Essex St., was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday.

Ceferino Lopez, 39, of 31 Ridge Way, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to yield at an intersection and alcohol from an open container in a motor vehicle at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday at 400 Broadway; at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Parkland Avenue; at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday at 7-Eleven at 264 Essex St.; at 7:29 a.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 116 Lewis St.; at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday at Ford Elementary School at 49 Hollingsworth St.; at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday at Broad and Newhall streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:06 a.m. Wednesday at 146 Walnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday on Wyoma Square.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Pinkham Place.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday at 17B Alley St.; at 2:46 p.m. Tuesday on Surfside Road; at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street; at 11:43 p.m. Tuesday at Mass Towing at 1171 Western Ave.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday on State Street; at 8:49 a.m. Wednesday on Washington Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:43 p.m. Tuesday at 49 Gardiner St.; at 10:54 a.m. Wednesday at 34 Hanover St.

Vandalism  

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at 7 Lyman St.; at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday at 312 Western Ave.

A report of vandalism at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday at Essex Street and Mt Hood Terrace.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Erin G. Carr, 37, of 191 Pleasant St., was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday at Maple and Lafayette streets; at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday at Jersey Street and West Shore Drive; at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday at Jersey Street and West Shore Drive; at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday at Lafayette and Laurel streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported that his floating restaurant, The Rockmore, was broken. He reported vandalism inside and some graffiti on the restaurant.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday on Doane Street. A caller reported a man walking up and down the street looking into the windows of people’s houses and looking through vehicle windows. The caller thought it was suspicious.

A report of a disturbance at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street; at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday on Arnold Terrace. A caller reported that her children “saw on Instagram someone hurting a dog.” Her children stated it came from a classmate, but were unsure if it was a shared post or not.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday on Causeway.


PEABODY

Arrests

Gerard Gosselin, 37, of 1823 Silverleaf Way, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Nolan, 23, of 1 Waselchuk Drive, was arrested and charged with nighttime motor vehicle breaking and entering for a felony and disorderly conduct at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Greene Road and 135 Russell St.; at 2:59 a.m. Wednesday at 380 Lynnfield St. and 2 Ralph Road. A car into a pole was reported. Thomas Gregory Schumacher, 37, of 111 Foster St., Apt. 519, was summoned for Class C drug possession, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 8:08 a.m. Wednesday at 550 Lowell St. and 232 Newbury St.; at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday at 327 Lowell St.; at 11:28 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnfield Street and 200 Hathaway Avenue; at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Metro Cleaners at 43 Foster St.; at 2:26 p.m. Wednesday at Toomey’s Cleaners at 106 Lynn St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday at 18 Walnut St. A suspicious person looking into cars was reported. Michael Nolan, 23, was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday at 34 Veterans Memorial Drive; at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday at 116 Foster St. A caller reported her upstairs neighbor was blaring music far too loudly and was jumping up and down maliciously in their apartment; at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Mobile Park at 252 Newbury St.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:41 p.m. Tuesday at Brothers Deli at 11 Main St. A caller reported a man knocked over a newspaper vendor and walked towards Main Street. He was described as being intoxicated. An officer spoke with the person, who stated he was maced by a police officer prior to the event.

Fire

A report of a fire at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday at Family Entertainment Group at 535 Lowell St. An officer reported the sign in front of Bonkers was smoking.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday on Andover Street. The man was taken to Lahey Hospital; at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday on Swampscott Avenue. A caller reported his son was passed out. He was taken to Salem Hospital; at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday on Overlook Trail. A caller reported her daughter overdosed on lorazepam. She was taken to Union Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday at Bliss Massage Studio at 80 Prospect St. A caller reported a theft of her jewelry while she was utilizing the services of the massage studio. An officer reported two 14K rings and a 14K necklace chain with a crucifix were taken.


REVERE

Arrests

Elmer Funes, 19, of 2030 Columbus Ave., Apt. 2, Roxbury, was arrested on warrants at 7:34 p.m. Tuesday.

Corrine A. Solis, 57, of 4 Fernboro St., Apt. 1, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4 a.m. Tuesday on Washington Avenue; at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road; at 11:43 a.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue; at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Terrace; at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday on American Legion Highway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:52 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Avenue; at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street.

Theft

A report of a possible overdose at 12:14 p.m. Tuesday on School Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday on Janvrin Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday on Walden Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway; at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday at 35 Main St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:57 p.m. Tuesday on Broadway.

Complaints

A caller reported a raccoon was harassing the neighbor at 4:17 p.m. Tuesday at 39 Birch St. He further reported he felt as though he was in danger due to the raccoon being all over the neighborhood and climbing on houses. The animal control officer responded and reported the raccoon climbed up a tree.

A report of a disturbance at 4:53 p.m. Tuesday on Cheever Avenue. A caller reported off-road vehicles driving on the roadway.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:02 a.m. Tuesday at 46 Paradise Road.  

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:32 p.m. Tuesday at Antique Table at 2 Essex St.