Swampscott

Police log: 1-19-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 1-18-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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

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


PEABODY

Accidents

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

Complaints

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

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

Police log: 1-18-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

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

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

Theft

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

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

Police log: 1-17-2017


LYNNFIELD

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

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


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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

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

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


PEABODY

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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

Classical downs Everett in stunner

PHOTO BY BOB ROCHE
Jaylen Johnson and the Rams mounted a fourth quarter rally to stun Everett, 64-57. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

LYNN — Prior to Tuesday night’s clash at Lynn Classical, the Everett boys basketball team carried an impressive resume that featured an undefeated record and a top prospect in guard Ghared Boyce. None of that was enough to beat the Rams.

Down 10 points in the fourth quarter, Classical stormed back to score 30 points in the final period and stun the Crimson Tide with a 64-57 win.

“We told our guys that ten points is not a lot and to be patient on offense,” Classical coach Tom Grassa said. “The key was that we had to get away from isolating. We did it for the entire first half, or we ran the pick and roll from the top of the key, and it just wasn’t effective.”

The isolation-heavy gameplan led to just 18 points for the Rams in the first half. Classical’s Gilbert Minaya had the hot hand early, scoring seven points in the first quarter. Jaylen Johnson added a pair of buckets but the Rams trailed 19-13 after one.

“Everett knew we were predictable,” Grassa said of his team’s isolation play. “They figured the other four guys weren’t going to touch the ball. All they had to do was, the other four guys not guarding the player with the ball, just kind of played a zone.”

Classical’s offense took a step back in the second quarter as the Rams were only able to score five points. Everett opened the quarter on a 7-1 run to open up a double-digit lead. Erick Solis and Dyrrell Rucker each sunk a pair of free throws but the Rams faced a 32-18 deficit at the half.

“Our shooting percentage was awful and our shot selection was poor,” Grassa said of his team’s performance in the first half. “We were 6-for-27, that’s what I had us for.”

In the third quarter, Classical’s offense began find its rhythm. The Rams slimmed Everett’s lead to ten points midway through the quarter, but Jordan McAfee finished strong at the rim to raise the lead to 12. Everett led 44-34 after three.

The fourth quarter was one that Classical players aren’t likely to forget anytime soon. A pair of buckets knocked in by Johnson and Rucker thinned Everett’s lead to six points.

Edwin Solis followed suit with two of the biggest shots of his season. The junior knocked in a pair three-pointers to tie the game at 50-50. Johnson ensued with a breakaway layup to give Classical its first lead of the second half at 52-50, but the Crimson Tide weren’t done yet.

Boyce, limited to seven points on the night, answered quickly with a make from beyond the arc to silence the home crowd. The three gave Everett a 53-52 advantage, the last Crimson Tide lead in the contest.

Classical drained 10 of 12 free throw attempts in the quarter, which combined with Johnson’s layups in transition, worked to put the game away in the final minutes. The Rams improved to 10-2 on the season with the 64-57 win.

“Our defense was the key tonight,” Grassa said. “We made some changes. We practiced for three days on trying to offset their speed and size by pressing. I said to (assistant coach) Jasper (Grassa) ‘if this doesn’t work we have to switch it.’ It didn’t work.”

Johnson led the Rams with 20 points.

“His defense was terrific,” Grassa said. “We asked him to shadow Boyce. He made some tough layups. Three of his six fast break layups in the fourth quarter, he had guys running at him like 1000 miles an hour trying to block the shot.”

Erick Solis sunk six free throws in the final quarter and finished with 14 points. His brother, Edwin, scored nine points to go along with nine assists and ten rebounds.

Classical visits Swampscott on Friday night.


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

Eric A. Swanson, 75

SWAMPSCOTT — Mr. Eric A. Swanson, 75, of Swampscott, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at Beverly Hospital.

Born in Lynn, he was the son of the late Eric H. and Edna (Mills) Swanson. Raised and educated in Lynn, he was a graduate of Lynn Vocational Tech Institute where he specialized his education in machine technical education.

Upon graduation, Eric had been employed as a machinist for the General Electric Company in West Lynn where he shared 41 years with the company until the time of his retirement in 2007.

Mr. Swanson was a strong advocate for others, he was a loyal activist in the Union Affairs as well as the IUE-CWA Local 201 Union of Lynn. Eric had also volunteered at the Peabody Council On Aging and was a loyal member of the Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead.

He was predeceased by his wife Suzanne (Crawley) Swanson with whom he had shared 32 years of marriage.

Eric is survived by his close friends and caregiver Roy Young and his wife Eileen of Salem and his three cousins and many dear friends. His willingness to help others and kind nature will be deeply missed by those who knew him.

Service information: His funeral service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead at 1 p.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Burial to be held prior to the service in Pine Grove Cemetery, 145 Boston St., Lynn at 11:30 a.m. Meeting at the front gate. Relatives and friends invited. Assisting the family with arrangements is the O’DONNELL Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (Salem Common), Salem. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit Odonnellfuneralservice.com.

Police log: 1-17-2017

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

Assaults

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 1-16-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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

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

Fire

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


NAHANT

Breaking and Entering

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

Theft

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

Fire

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

Concerns about boiler heat up in Swampscott

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — School officials are working to replace the 27-year-old boiler system at Hadley Elementary School before it fails.

“The architect said it’s a miracle the heating system hasn’t failed,” said Evan Katz, school business administrator. “We need to replace it as quickly as possible to avoid an unscheduled failure.”

The current residential style boilers at the 106-year-old school were installed in 1990, Katz said. There are 14 and only three are operating. The other 11 cannot be repaired, he said.

The school went out to bid on Dec. 12. Seven bids were received. Performance Plumbing & Heating of Medway was the lowest bidder.

The bids were awarded for the boiler replacement project at last week’s school committee meeting, according to Katz. The bid amount, from Performance Plumbing & Heating, is for $410,999.

Work is scheduled to begin shortly after Jan. 23, when school officials are holding a meeting with the Hadley School community, to ensure parents that the disruptions will be minimal and educational activity will be separate from project work. Substantial completion is targeted for April 7. Work will include installing three steam boilers for the project. The boilers and some of the related equipment in the basement will be replaced, according to Katz.

Katz said students and staff will be not interacting with contractors completing the work. Work will begin at 5 a.m., and the noisy work will be done before students get to school around 8 a.m. He anticipates the most disruptive portion will be demolition work. Access will also be limited to the side of the building where the contractor is entering the basement.

“If we thought we could delay this to the summertime, we would,” Katz said. “But the architect who did the study said the heating system could fail at any time. We want to avoid a situation where the school could get shut down and we would have to reschedule school days.”

Katz said most of the funding was approved for the project at Town Meeting in 2015. The original appropriation approved for the project was $450,000, but that also went toward roof repair work at Hadley School, which was completed last year. He said the finance committee recently approved allocating an additional $80,000 for the boiler replacement project, as the original funding was insufficient.


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

Roundup: Swampscott girls shine in state track relays

By STEVE KRAUSE

The Swampscott girls had a big day Saturday at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association relays.

The Big Blue won the Division 3 high jump championship with a combined 14-7.25, with Georgia Cilley doing a 4-6, Haley Bernhardt 4-8 and Michelle Connor 5.5

The shot put trio of Taylor McBurney, Masie Vasquez and Mackenzie Creighton finished third overall with a combined 92-6.

The foursome of Georgia Cilley, Kendall Rhodes, Ellie Wright and Meredith Zimmer came in six in the 50-meter shuttle hurdles with a 33.57.

In all the girls placed fifth in Division 4.

In Division 2, the Beverly girls had a good day, finishing fifth with 26 points. The Panthers won the 1600 spring with a 4:18.51, were sixth in the 4×50 Beverly (26.17), seventh in the 4×400 (4:23.51), eighth in the 4×800 (10:29.26), fourth in the distance (12:57.83) sixth in the shuttle hurdles (33.41) fourth in the high jump (13-10.50) and third in the shot put (90-01.25).

In Division 3, it was a Gloucester day. For the girls, the Fishermen took fourth in the 1600 sprint (4:20.24), eighth in the shuttle hurdle (33.52), third in the high jump (14-02.50) while the boys took ninth in the 4×400 relay, eighth in the 1600 spring (3:48.02) and 10th in the long jump (52-07.50)

In Division 4, Marblehead girls were 10th in the 4×800 relay (10:32.63) and fifth in the shot put (14-07.25).

For the boys, Danvers was third in the 4×50 relay (23.11) while Marblehead was fifth (23.23). The Magicians were sixth in the 1600 sprints (3:43.42); Danvers 10th in the distance medley (11:51.80) and eighth in the shuttle hurdles (30.35); and Swampscott third in the shot put (115-11).

Roxbury CC Tiger Open

At Reggie Lewis Center Saturday, Peabody’s weight throw team dominated the field, taking the top four places in the 25-pound weight throw.  

Patrick Pang qualified for nationals and set a PR by more than two feet with a throw of 56-06.50, while Conor Ramos placed second with a PR of 47-08.25.  In his first time competing in the event, Dariel Canela also set a PR (44-08.50) and finished third, while William DeMayo threw 44-07.5 and finished fourth.  Carlos Vega (43-05), Randdye Ramos (35-08.5), Jake Sousa (29-08.75) and Gabe Carvalho (29-04.75) also competed.

SWIMMING

Fenwick 79, Matignon/St. Joseph’s 62

The Crusaders, 5-0, placed first in all 11 events: the 200 medley relay (1:52.28, Connor Chirstuk, Rowan Emerson, Garrett Collins,  Michael D’lorio; 200 freestyle relay (1:56.07, Joie Dillon, Sarah Arnold, Rowan Emerson, and Connor Chirstuk); 400 freestyle relay (4:06.63, Sarah Long, Joie Dillon, Sophia Lumino, and Catherine Chirstuk).

Also, Connor Christuk 200 IM (2:18.46) and 500 free (5:27.63); Catherine Christuk 200 free (2:06.15) and 100 back (1:04.25); Sophia Lumino 100 free (57.27) and 100 breast (1:12.50); Rowan Emerson 50 free (26.78) and Garrett Collins 100 fly (1:09.58).

The Crusaders are in action next Sunday against St. Mary’s.

WRESTLING

Lynnfield 45, Triton 34

Lynnfield 54, Essex Tech 30

Lynnfield 15, Smith Voke 0

Melrose 56, Lynnfield 22

In a super quad at North Reading, Lynnfield winners in the Triton match were: 106, Stuart Glover; 113, Chris Metrano; 120, Chris Reardon; 126, Will Glover; 145, Adam Rossetti; 152, Connor Stead; 182, Anthony Wilkinson; 195, Kevin Farrelly.

Against Essex Tech, it was 106, Metrano; 113, Glover; 120 Chris Reardon; 126, Glover; 132, J. Reardon; 138, Rossetti;  

160, McCullough; 170, Wilkinson; 195 Farrelly.

Against Smith, it was 132, Reardon;  170, Wilkinson; 195, Farrelly.

Against Melrose, it was 113, Metrano; 132, Reardon; 138, Rossetti and 145, Stead.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

St. Mary’s 53 Fontbonne 40

At Emmanuel College, the Spartans, 7-4, won their sixth in a row. Down 25-14 in second quarter, St. Mary’s outscored Fontbonne 39-15 over final 20 minutes of game.

Olivia Nazaire led all scorers with 23 points, with help from Mia Nowicki (13) and Gabby Torres (6).

TECHnological advancement

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Carter Brinkler and Reece Archer of Lynn Vocational Technical Institute look at a robot from last year before designing this year’s robot.

By BILL BROTHERTON

LYNN It wasn’t that long ago that Rosie the robot maid on “The Jetsons” was strictly a figment of an animator’s imagination.

Today, a Scooba vacuum can wash your floors while you sit and watch TV. A Looj can clean your gutters, Agent 007 can patrol your home and Dressman can iron your shirts while you nap.

Who knows, the next robotic invention might be developed by a member of the STEAMpunk Tigers, a group of some 30 Lynn high school students taking part in the FIRST Robotics Competition, which kicked off Jan. 7 at Northeastern University.

According to the event’s website, St. Mary’s (the Phalanx) and Swampscott (the Currents) high schools are also in the competition.

Saugus steps into another dimension

We’re in the engineering lab at Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute, and Malcolm Paradise, engineering instructor at LVTI, is helping about a dozen team members try to make sense out of the 120-page rulebook.

Nearby, Carter Brinklee and Reese Archer are dismantling a robot chassis from a previous competition, and Eduardo Villatoreo and Nathan Witcomb are working with large, yellow plastic gears and operating a robot that was entered a few years ago, hoping to get some ideas.

Paradise is one of the faculty mentors, along with Michael Pickering (machine tool technology instructor) and Kevin Ankiewicz (programming and web design teacher). They will train students in whatever side of robotics they show interest in, such as robot design, electrical or mechanical design, fabrication including soldering and machining, controls coding, even marketing or fundraising.

The team is based out of Lynn Tech, giving students in grades 9-12 at the city’s three high schools access to engineering, machining and building facilities for the robots. The team and volunteers, which includes several retired engineers and working welders, meets every day after school from 2:30-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It’s rare that all 30 kids are in the lab together, given the demands of homework, after-school jobs and the like, but every team member is an active, conscientious participant. And, yes, the team members and mentors eat together.

This year’s competition has a Steampunk theme, where robots must be able to shoot balls into hoppers, among other tasks. The budget limit is $4,000 and they have just six weeks to get the robot running smoothly and able to perform the appointed tasks. Two teams meet head-to-head, with winners advancing in the competition at district and regional events in March, vying for awards and a spot at the championships in Houston and St. Louis in April.

“You fail often, to succeed sooner,” said Paradise. “But 30 smart kids can make a pretty good robot. We are just starting the process, but we’re going at designing a robot full blast.”

Pickering said this is the 11th consecutive year the Lynn Public Schools has competed. “It’s serious business,” he said, adding that the team copped rookie of the year honors in 2006.

“Here in Lynn, GE is offering some excellent job opportunities. The company is having difficulty filling the jobs. People really need the skills we teach here; students are work-ready when they graduate,” added Paradise, who said the school administration is “extremely supportive, both economically and support-wise,” but he admits he’s a bit envious of the funding available to sports programs.

“No knock on sports, but our graduates make a good living off what they learn here. All of our kids go pro.”

For more information on the FIRST Robotics Steampunk Competition, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMiNmJW7enI&feature=youtu.be

Police log: 1-14-2017

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police log: 1-13-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

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

 

 

 

Police log: 1-13-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

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

Police log: 1-12-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Swampscott helps parents help students

By BETHANY DOANE

SWAMPSCOTT  Students’ psychological wellness will continue to be a top priority in the  Swampscott Public School system.

To that end, a workshop on anxiety, “7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle,” in the  Swampscott High School auditorium, with at least 80 parents and teachers in attendance, was hosted jointly Wednesday night by Swampscott’s Mental Health Task Force and the Glover School Parent Teacher Organization of Marblehead, and funded by the Swampscott Special Education Department.

Swampscott Public School’s Strategic Plan for 2016-2018 stated that the school system’s No. 1 precedence is to “create a learning environment that provides psychological safety through personnel, resources and support structure to help students experience emotional balance and personal academic success.”

The ship may be sinking

Psychotherapist and author, Lynn Lyons, LICSW discussed concrete strategies that parents and educators can use with children and teens to handle current anxiety and also to prevent the development of anxiety and depression later in life.

Now in her 27th year as a practicing psychotherapist, Lyons began her specialized work in adult anxiety disorders and then branched out to children and families. “I began working in the area of anxiety out of interest. It’s very treatable, and I like to fix things. And there aren’t a lot of people dealing with children and families together for anxiety,” Lyons said.

Anxiety is the No. 1 diagnosed mental illness in the United States. Additionally, 17- to 24-year-olds are the fastest growing group of depressed Americans. Untreated anxiety disorders in childhood results in depression in teenagers and adults.

Rather than attributing the disorder to the child alone, Lyons and her colleagues have found that there is a correlation between children with anxiety disorders and parents with anxiety disorders.

“Children living with a parent or parents who have an anxiety disorder are 60-75 percent more likely to develop an anxiety disorder themselves,” Lyons said. “Children raised by anxious parents see the world as more dangerous, and parents with young children in this day and age are part of the ‘worry generation.’ They’re very focused on equipping kids with resumes, and not focused on equipping kids to manage the failures of life, along with the successes.”

Lyons believes it is important for teachers and parents to reframe their mindset on how to best equip children to grow into emotionally healthy individuals. “We need to focus on how to get kids the tools they need to manage stress so that they have a cognitive flexibility to problem solve when things don’t go as planned,” Lyons said.

The Swampscott School District is willing to do its share in helping students learn to manage life’s emotional stressors. Two new programs geared toward coping with mental health disorders have also been implemented into the Swampscott School System.

The Swampscott Integrated for Transition (SWIFT) program is designed for students going back to school after absences due to medical illness, such as a mental health disorder. The Harbor Program is a special education program specifically for students with emotional disabilities.

Lyons says the schools’ efforts must be joined by the families. “Life is not a straight path, and the most important tool a person can have is the ability to adapt to the good and the bad, the expected and the unexpected, and that starts in the home as demonstrated by parents,” she said.

Comfort and joy: 5 fabulous local spots to eat

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“Ribs and all barbecue inherently make you think of summer and times with family. I can’t think of anything more comforting than those fond memories,” the Smoke Shop’s Andy Husbands said.

BY STACEY MARCUS

“It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about — enjoying things.” — Julia Child

It is January, the time New Englanders hunker down and tone up. This is typically a time of reflection, resolutions and a vow to move away from the table and head to the gym. What if instead of thinking of the first month of the year as a launch pad for deprivation and shrinking, we treat ourselves to our favorite comfort food served with a side of joy?

Here are five fabulous spots to enjoy some tasty comfort food this winter:

G Bar and Kitchen, 256 Humphrey St., Swampscott

“Food gives us comfort. It doesn’t have to be a meal that makes you full. … It gives you complete flavors as well as satisfies all the tastebuds. In my opinion, a well-balanced meal is like a big hug,” said Gregg Brackman of G Bar & Kitchen in Swampscott. He notes that in his ribeye, “you get the perfect salt and pepper sear on a nice ribeye steak, then the sweet tang from the bacon-cocoa Brussels (sprouts), and then of course the sweetness and crunch of the crispy Vidalia onions. It just works … like a hug,” said Brackman, whose patrons enjoy an intimate and elegant dining experience where the chef’s passion for quality sizzles all year.

For dessert: Walk across the street and enjoy a stroll along Fisherman’s Beach. Gaze at the ocean and Boston skyline in the distance. Then head back to G Bar and Kitchen to enjoy a G Coffee — vanilla vodka, Godiva liqueur and freshly brewed coffee — and Caramel Apple Bread Pudding.

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An American in Paris

Bistro du Midi, 272 Boylston St., Boston

Bistro du Midi’s executive chef Josue Louis selects a new dish on the menu as a great comfort food that features codfish with artichoke, broccolini, olives, meyer lemon and garlic emulsion. “I love our new cod dish since it marries the flavors of one of our local fishes with the brightness of meyer lemon and the earthiness of the artichokes, olives and broccolini. It is healthy and light,  which means you can still stick to any resolutions while enjoying something satiating and delicious,” said Louis.

For dessert: Winter is a wonderful time to visit Boston Common and enjoy a crisp stroll or skate on Frog Pond. Circle back to Bistro du Midi and indulge in a decadent dessert such as chocolate kahlua custard, smoked brownies and marshmallow ice cream.

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Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, 412 S. Broadway, South Boston

Executive chef Matt Drummond invites you to brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enjoy Fried Chicken and Waffles with jalapeño cornbread waffle, chile maple butter sauce. “Our Chicken and Waffles dish screams comfort food because it’s the perfect combination of Southern and New England flavors with the cornbread waffle and spiced maple butter sauce that we use to smother the dish with.”

For dessert: Stroll around South Boston, visit Castle Island or shop in one of many specialty shops or boutiques. If you get chilly, return to Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar for a glass of cider or a fun cocktail like a Blueberry Beret: spiced rum, blueberry puree, lemon juice and lemongrass.

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Smoke Shop, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge

Smoke Shop chef/owner/pitmaster Andy Husbands’ “1st place ribs” is the dish you should savor this winter. “Ribs and all barbecue inherently make you think of summer and times with family. I can’t think of anything more comforting than those fond memories,” Husbands said.

For dessert: Whether you want to walk around the campus of MIT or Harvard, take in a movie at Kendall Square Cinema or enjoy Community Ice Skating @Kendall Square, there’s plenty to do post-feast.

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Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant, 425 W. Broadway, South Boston

Executive chef Nick Dixon is known for his inventive New American cuisine: e.g. Fruity Pebble Pancakes, inventive pizzas and Ramen dishes during the winter, When it comes to comfort food, it doesn’t get much better than Nick’s Short Rib Poutine with Bone Marrow Gravy. The dish, a customer favorite on the brunch menu, features addictive truffle rosemary fries with bone marrow gravy, smoked short ribs, sunny-side-up egg, crumbled bacon and shaved truffle. According to Nick, “The Short Rib Poutine has lots of in-your-face flavors that are perfect for warming up during the cold weather. Smoked short rib, rosemary, bone marrow gravy, runny yolks, crumbled bacon, shaved truffle. Upping the poutine game!”

For dessert: You can opt to stroll around South Boston or head home to the couch to watch your favorite sports game or a movie after this feast!

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Moving and shaking in Swampscott

There isn’t much waterfront activity in Swampscott during the winter but the Harbor and Waterfront Advisory Committee is starting 2017 as a very active governmental body.

Its benign-sounding name is a contrast to the controversy swirling around the committee, beginning with the Board of Selectmen’s decision to not reappoint Mary Ellen Fletcher to the committee.

The five selectmen split over a proposal to expand the committee by adding new members without reappointing Fletcher. Board members cited a potential conflict of interest between Fletcher’s town Finance Committee service and Harbor and Waterfront Advisory Committee membership.

Fletcher took the decision to yank her off the waterfront committee with measured distaste, labeling the move “politics.” Her veiled accusation probably, on closer analysis, holds as much water as the conflict of interest accusation directed at her by the board.

The same can be said of comments made by Fletcher’s fellow committee member, Glenn Kessler, who used words like “retribution” and “political payback” to describe Fletcher’s removal from the committee.

Accusing the selectmen of “payback” assumes the elected officials had revenge in mind when they did not reappoint Fletcher.

‘Political payback’ in Swampscott?

She joined Kessler last fall in questioning town spending related to proposed harbor dredging and breakwater projects. To be clear, no charges of financial mismanagement were leveled and the dredging and breakwater work never got done.

But raising concerns about potential conflicts of interest doesn’t hold much water, as Selectman Patrick Jones pointed out, unless Fletcher demonstrated a history of conflict.

It is interesting to note Jones and Donald Hause, the board’s freshmen, split on the vote to take Fletcher off the committee. Before the board voted unanimously to expand the committee from seven to nine members, Hause voted to not reappoint Fletcher and Jones voted to retain her.

The board added irony to disenchantment when it voted, in a separate measure, to reappoint Harbormaster Lawrence Bithell with the title of “ex-officio.” The move is apparently a formality to provide the town with a harbormaster in name only while officials conduct a search for an interim harbormaster to replace Bithell who is on paid administrative leave and facing criminal charges for using an expired license plate.

Fletcher and Kessler warned the decision to not reappoint her might deter other civic-minded citizens from volunteering to serve on town committees. The selectmen all but debunked that claim with their decision to expand the harbor and waterfront committee by drawing on a pool of volunteers willing and able to serve on the committee.

Who knows how the charge-countercharge episode will shape town politics in the year ahead. But if a debate over committee membership can ignite accusations, just imagine what other storms are brewing on the town’s political horizon.

Police log: 1-12-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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

Beverly restaurant owners plead to $6M fraud


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

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

Fire

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 1-11-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 1-10-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

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

Fire

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


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

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

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

Complaints

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


PEABODY

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

Vandalism

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

Police: GPS links sex offender to assaults

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT Mounir Rhoulam, 39, of Swampscott, was arrested Monday in connection with several assaults that have taken place over the past month in the area of Beach Avenue and Essex Street.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., an officer saw Rhoulam walking on Columbia Street near the train station, which is in the area where several women have been assaulted by a man wearing hooded jackets or sweatshirts, according to Swampscott Police Sgt. Tim Cassidy.

During the reported assaults, the suspect was also reported as wearing various bandanas covering his face. Rhoulam was allegedly wearing a black and orange mask covering his face and a black and white checkered jacket. When police attempted to speak with Rhoulam, he fled on the train tracks toward Lynn, before he was caught and charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing and resisting arrest. He was also carrying a knife, Cassidy said.

After Rhoulam was arrested, police learned that he is a registered sex offender on probation, and is monitored by a GPS ankle bracelet. After contacting the suspect’s probation officer, police learned through the tracking device that he was in the area of five recent assaults in Swampscott and Lynn, Cassidy said.

A search warrant was conducted at Rhoulam’s address at 12 Hillside Ave. His probation was violated on Monday at Lynn District Court and he will be additionally charged, Cassidy said.

Swampscott police are investigating three assaults in the area. One occurred on Dec. 7, when a woman told police she was knocked to the ground by a man wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, work boots and a bandana covering his face. On Jan. 4, a woman told police she was walking her dog when a man walked up to her and grabbed her buttocks. Swampscott police are also investigating a Jan. 7 incident in which details were not provided.

Lynn police are investigating two incidents this month including one from Jan. 5, where a woman also reported being grabbed by a man in a hooded sweatshirt.

Could it be same suspect grabbing, pushing women?


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

Police log: 1-10-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

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

Vandalism

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

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

Lynn tax preparer sentenced for fraud


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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


PEABODY

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Theft

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

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

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Fire

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

Theft

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Assaults

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

Vandalism

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

Krause: Danvers’ Flynn was one of the best

By STEVE KRAUSE

There will be no wise-guy beginning to this notes column. We’re here to pay tribute to a pretty good guy who died last week.

Danvers is at the periphery of The Item’s coverage area. Unless the Falcons are playing one of our teams, generally we do not cover them. But whenever one of our hockey teams played Danvers, we always managed to go. For one thing, the Falcons in those years were always at or near the top of the Northeastern Conference, and always going deep in the tournament; and for another, it gave us all a chance to touch base with coach Kevin Flynn.

For those of us fortunate enough to have met him, “Flynnie” was a just a good guy. He was passionate. You knew he was around if you were at a game. He had a distinctive voice that cut through all kinds of crowd noises when he was behind the bench and, shall we say, unhappy with a referee’s call. He could be crazy if the situation called for craziness.

But when it was over, it was over. Whether you were a reporter, an official, or someone else, when the game ended, Flynnie was a regular guy as soon as the siren sounded to end the game.

Condolences to members of his family and to the Danvers sports community. My memories of Flynnie are of a good guy who was always available, always accommodating, and a lot of fun to cover.


I don’t know what happened in Swampscott with Dave Born. There are several things floating around, and it’s not really fair to make any comments about what specifically drove him out of the Swampscott boys basketball job.

But it’s certainly fair to give him his due.

Swampscott is a town that, athletically, at least, is still grappling with the fact that it is no longer at the epicenter of Boston-area sports. That tremendous run of athletes that gave the town its elite status in Massachusetts sports has ended. It’s nobody’s fault. That reservoir of talent that produced the likes of the Jaurons, Lynches, Beatrices, Woodforks, and so many others, has dried up.

A coach who ventures into Swampscott is also venturing into this maelstrom of flux that permeates the sports program. Lots of the school’s programs have been revolving doors for coaches, and as anyone who knows sports can tell you, stability is among the most important factors in a winning program.

Born came from a coaching tree that also produced John Walsh, the coach who led Danvers to multiple state titles. Both were assistants at Watertown, which through most of this century has been among the top programs in the Boston area. Born certainly knew how to coach.

All I know is that part of coaching is being thorough and attending to detail. Born always called in his games. Either that, or he was always available.

Good luck to Justin Fucile, who will coach the team in the interim. Justin’s also a good guy who has the best interests of the kids at heart.


I agree with those who say the Houston Texans should present few problems for the Patriots Saturday. But the Pats will face a real team in two weeks, whether it’s Pittsburgh or Kansas City (my money is on Pittsburgh, provided Ben Roethlisberger’s leg is OK). The Steelers aren’t worried about going on the road to play, and for that they are a scary team.

Kansas City is known as a very hostile place to play for road teams. The Patriots went out there two years ago and got waxed.

This is not going to happen to the Steelers. The three B’s (Ben, Bell and Brown) will handle the Chief and give the Patriots a big push in Foxborough.


One man’s opinion: I do not want Danny Ainge to trade the draft choice. I’m liking this Celtics team more and more. I like the idea that Isaiah Thomas can score 52 points one night and hand out 15 assists the next night. That’s what Larry Bird did. He always found the one thing that was missing in a given game, and provided it. Assists, points, rebounds, it didn’t matter. If more rebounding was needed, Bird rebounded. If nobody else was filling it up, Larry did. If Kevin McHale or Ainge himself was hot, Larry kept feeding them the ball.

I’d like to see the Celtics run as far as they can with this team, then I want them to get one more blue-chipper to add to the mix next season.


Steve Krause can be reached at skrause@itemlive.com. 

Police log: 1-9-2017

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

Angelia Ard, 24, of 14 Chase St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and on a warrant charge of an unnatural act at 3:10 p.m. Saturday.

Ahmed Bah, 23, of 318 Boston St., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop/yield at 3:39 a.m. Saturday.

Ernest Hosie, of 100 Willow St., was arrested on warrant charges of uninsured motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Jon Sanders, 50, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 2:17 a.m. Sunday.

Herbie Smith, 28, of 6 Lewis Lane, Saugus, was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession and shoplifting by asportation at 4:25 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:17 p.m. Friday at Cobbet Elementary School at 40 Franklin St.; at 6:46 p.m. Friday at 136 Central Ave.; at 9:22 p.m. Friday at 501 Washington St.; at 11:06 p.m. Friday at 524 Lynnfield St.; at 1:03 a.m. Saturday at Boston and Cottage streets; at 8:03 a.m. Saturday at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street; at 11:41 a.m. Saturday at Broadway and Magnolia Avenue; at 2:17 p.m. Saturday at Euclid Avenue and Sylvia Street; at 3:46 p.m. Saturday at 197 Allen Ave.; at 5:04 p.m. Saturday at 271 Lynnfield St.; at 6:28 p.m. Saturday at 3 Waitt Ave.; at 6:38 p.m. Saturday at Cobb Lane and Lynnfield Street; at 8:02 p.m. Saturday at 4 Pickering Terrace; at 8:13 p.m. Saturday at Federal Street and Western Avenue; at 8:27 p.m. Saturday at S Common and Commercial streets; at 12:04 a.m. Sunday at 295 Chestnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:37 p.m. Friday at 29 Bennett St.; at 11:40 a.m. Saturday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 1:46 p.m. Saturday at Kelly Honda at 540 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:32 a.m. Saturday at 107 Park St.; at 7:56 a.m. Sunday at 6 Poplar St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:52 p.m. Friday on Chestnut Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:09 p.m. Saturday at 24 Lander St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:44 p.m. Friday at 38 Hanover St.; at 5:13 p.m. Friday at 270 Union St.; at 8:49 p.m. Friday at 111 Grant St.; at 11:25 p.m. Friday at 100 Newhall St.; at 12:06 a.m. Saturday at 170 Union St.; at 8:16 a.m. Saturday at 10 Munroe St.; at 12:16 p.m. Saturday at 124 Central Ave.; at 3:26 p.m. Saturday at 358 Chestnut St.; at 3:37 p.m. Saturday at 7 Safford Road; at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at 421 Essex St.; at 6:38 p.m. Saturday on Blossom Street Extension; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 424 Essex St.; at 8:21 p.m. Saturday at 41 Light St.; at 8:25 p.m. Saturday at McDonalds at 567 Lynnway; at 9:35 p.m. Saturday at 166 Chatham St.; at 9:58 p.m. Saturday at 189 Williams Ave.; at 11:09 p.m. Saturday at 122 Jefferson St.; at 11:43 p.m. Saturday at 170 S Common St.; at 11:51 p.m. Saturday at 135 Lawton Ave.; at 11:59 p.m. Saturday at 304 Essex St.; at 1:41 a.m. Sunday at 145 Lewis St.; at 1:49 a.m. Sunday at 464 Western Ave.

A report of a gunshot at 4:05 p.m. Friday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 4:27 p.m. Friday at 148 Liberty St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:02 p.m. Friday on Summer Street; at 4:11 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut Street and Story Avenue; at 8:06 a.m. Sunday on Lincoln Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:49 p.m. Friday at 14 Halford Place; at 4:28 p.m. Friday at 147 Washington St.; at 5:34 p.m. Friday at 12 Browns Ave.; at 12:33 p.m. Saturday at 25 Exchange St.; at 4:51 p.m. Saturday at 500 Essex St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 5:42 p.m. Saturday at 15 Essex Court.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:40 p.m. Friday at 11 Goodridge St.; at 4:23 p.m. Friday at 221 Eastern Ave.; at 4:44 p.m. Friday at 376 Washington St.; at 10:03 a.m. Saturday at 54 Columbia Ave.; at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at 30 Melvin Ave.

A report of vandalism at 12:10 p.m. Saturday at 10 La Grange Terrace; at 3:53 p.m. Saturday at 10 La Grange Terrace.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:48 a.m. Saturday at Tedesco Street and Charlotte Road; at 11:47 p.m. Saturday at Maple and Tedesco streets; at 7 a.m. Sunday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of truck egged while parked at 3:22 p.m. Friday at West Shore Drive and Stramski Way

A report of kids doing bong hits on a porch at 3:25 p.m. Friday on Guernsey Street. Police reported no kids on the porch the caller reported.

A report of property damage at 8:24 p.m. Saturday on Tedesco Street. A caller reported that he heard “a plow come into the yard and hit the gate.” He thought it was a town plow, but had no description, and stated believed it was because “they the only ones out plowing right now.”


PEABODY

Arrests

Ramon Anthony Martinez, 28, of 13 Henry Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and threat to commit a crime at 8:06 a.m. Saturday

David Price, 36, of 1 Norwood Circle, Woburn, was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation and on a warrant at 7:57 p.m. Friday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:38 p.m. Friday at 148 Lowell St. and 2 Southwick Road; at 4:20 p.m. Friday at 192 Main St. and 2 Howley St.; at 7:41 p.m. Friday on Route 128 North. A car into a guardrail was reported; at 10:16 a.m. Saturday at Mason Movers at 229 Newbury St.; at 12:18 p.m. Saturday at 24 Dale St. and 2 Upham St.; at 12:21 p.m. Saturday at 4 Lake St. and 660 Lowell St.; at 12:27 p.m. Saturday at Northeast Nursery at 629 Lowell St. and 156 Goodale St.; at 3:17 p.m. Saturday at Peabody Sunoco at 1 Lynn St.; at 3:41 p.m. Saturday at 20 Lynn St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at Macy’s at 210M Andover St.; at 5:19 p.m. Saturday at 10 Margin St. and 68 Driscoll St. A caller reported a city plow struck a motor vehicle.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 8:06 a.m. Saturday on Central Street. Ramon Anthony Martinez, 28, of Lynn, was arrested.

Complaints

A report of a road rage incident at 2:38 p.m. Friday at Trader Joe’s at 300 Andover St. A caller reported another driver made a gesture with his hand similar to a gun during a road rage incident. Police reported no issue.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:21 p.,m. Friday at 15 Macarthur Circle. A caller reported hearing someone ringing the front doorbell, and after looking outside, she saw fresh footprints in the snow. Police checked the house and didn’t find anyone.

A report of a disturbance at 3:13 a.m. Saturday at Tannery Apartments at 16 Crowninshield St.; at 12 a.m. Sunday at Fairweather Apartments at 20 Central St.; at 10:23 a.m. Sunday at 660 Lowell St. and 4 Lake St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 5:55 p.m. Friday on Andover Street. The man was taken to Lahey Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:06 p.m. Saturday at 1 Haskell Place. A caller reported her former boyfriend had stolen items from her porch; at 1:50 p.m. Sunday at Chipotle Mexican Grill at 210C Andover St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:48 a.m. Friday on Rockland Street; at 7:52 a.m. Friday at Bay View and Greenwood avenues; at 7:55 a.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Terrace and Humphrey Street; at 8:12 a.m. Friday at 61 Pleasant St.; at 8:49 a.m. Friday at Pine and Superior streets; at 9:40 a.m. Friday at 468 Humphrey St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:29 a.m. Friday at 6 Norfolk Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Eastman Avenue and Essex Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of breaking and entering at 10:54 p.m. Friday at 3 Mudge St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:57 p.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:36 a.m. Friday at 34 Essex Ave.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:11 p.m. Friday at 42 Essex Ave.; at 3:53 p.m. Friday at 17 Hillside Ave.; at 8:26 a.m. Saturday at 18 Eureka Ave.; at 9:42 a.m. Saturday at 6 Superior St.; at 9:52 a.m. Saturday at 40 Roy St.; at 10:04 a.m. Saturday at 54 Columbia St.; at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at 157 Essex St.; at 11:01 a.m. Saturday at 70 Buena Vista St.; at 11:24 a.m. Saturday at 20 Crescent St.; at 12 p.m. Saturday at 11 Elliott St.

Richard A. Bamforth, 86

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Rev. Richard Anderson Bamforth, 86, of 17 Brooklawn Ave., Augusta, died peacefully, at home, on Jan. 6, 2017.

Born in Lynn, Jan. 7, 1930, the son of Capt. Charles N. Bamforth and Dorothy Anderson Allan, Dick Bamforth grew up in Swampscott where he completed high school in 1947. He majored in French and Classics at Bowdoin College and graduated in 1951. After further study at Middlebury College he taught French, Latin and Social Studies at Cony High School for one year before enlisting in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In the Army Security Agency he studied the Russian language in Monterey, Calif. and spent the rest of his tour of duty in communications reconnaissance on the border between the American and Soviet Zones of divided Germany.

Inspired by a German Lutheran pastor who reached out to American GIs, Bamforth shifted his directions and, upon release from the Army, entered Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. He graduated with the degree of Master of Divinity in 1958 and was ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. He served in two Missouri parishes: Grace Church, Kirkwood, and Holy Cross Church, Poplar Bluff. In 1959, he married Patricia Anne Pennington of Kirkwood. Their two daughters were born in Poplar Bluff.

In 1966 Bamforth was called as Rector of St. Mary’s Church, Rockport, Mass. where he served until 1992. Forever a student of language and literature, he took many evening courses at Harvard and, in 1982, earned an additional master’s degree from Boston University in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages. While ministering in Rockport, he tutored numerous refugees and foreign students in English and taught courses in Russian language and culture in the continuing education program of North Shore Community College.

Bamforth retired from full-time parish ministry in 1992 and moved with his wife, Pat, to Augusta. For nine years he was a regular substitute teacher at Cony High School, served as Interim Rector of St. Mark’s Church, Augusta, from 1993 to 1994, and was for 20 years a frequent supply priest in many Maine parishes. More recently he served as assisting priest at St. Mark’s. His book reviews and articles have appeared in several church periodicals and, with his brother, he co-edited the autobiographical journals of their sea-going father, Iron Jaw, A Skipper Tells His Story, published in 2002.

An avid gardener and photographer, Bamforth enjoyed his kayak and canoe at “Someplace Else,” his summer camp on Damariscotta Lake. Dick and Pat enjoyed traveling in Great Britain, where he sought out English and Scottish relatives, and in Russia, where he twice visited seminaries of the Orthodox Church. A spiritual director and small group Bible Study leader, he also did tutoring in the Russian language. In recent years, he taught a variety of courses in the UMA Senior College, focusing on literature, art, history and religion.

In Maine, he served on several diocesan committees and was a member of both Veterans for Peace and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship.

Bamforth delighted in the nicknames others gave him. His grandchildren call him “Pa Moose,” high schoolers called him “Abe Lincoln” or “Colonel Sanders,” and parishioners often called him “Father Bam-Bam.” In addition to the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer he considered both Celtic and Russian Orthodox spirituality, together with the classical Anglican theologians, to be great resources for his faith and life.

Bamforth is survived by his wife, Patricia of Augusta; daughter Jeanne Bamforth of Topsham; daughter Margaret and her husband Andrew K. M. Adam of Oxford, England; three grandchildren: Nathaniel Adam and his wife Laura of New Haven, Conn., Josiah Harris-Adam and his wife Laura of Watertown, Mass., and Philippa Adam of Bristol, Maine; sister-in-law Janice Bamforth of Belmont, Vt.; niece Judith Jervis of Danville, N.H.; and nephew Charles H. Bamforth of Kingston, N.H.

Service information: A memorial Eucharist will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St., Augusta, on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1:30 p.m. Following the service, at 3:15 p.m. there will be a public reception at the Episcopal-Lutheran Church at 209 Eastern Ave., Augusta. Interment of ashes will follow at a later date in Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are invited for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 209 Eastern Ave., Augusta, ME 04330 or Episcopal Church of the Holy Name, 60 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA 01907.

Arrangements are by PLUMMER Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at plummerfh.com.

 

Stay tuned for snow

By LEAH DEARBORN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police warn: 20+ tires slashed in Swampscott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Leah Dearborn can be reached at ldearborn@itemlive.com

 

Police log: 1-7-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police log: 1-6-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

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

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


PEABODY

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


REVERE

Complaints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SAUGUS

Complaints

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

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

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

Complaints

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

 

Police warn: 20+ tires slashed in Swampscott

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

Could it be same suspect grabbing, pushing women?

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT Police are investigating three possibly-related assaults over the past month in the area of Beach Avenue and Essex Street.

At about 7 a.m. Wednesday, a woman told police she was walking her dog when a man walked up to her and grabbed her buttocks, before fleeing the area toward Mountain Avenue.

She described the man as 6-feet tall, thin, and said he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a bandana covering his face, according to Swampscott Police Sgt. Tim Cassidy.

Cassidy said Lynn Police received a similar call at approximately 8:45 a.m. Thursday on Bessom Street. A woman reported being grabbed by a man in a hooded sweatshirt.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Dec. 7, a woman told police she was knocked to the ground by a man wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, work boots and bandana covering his face.

The suspect was chased off toward Mountain Avenue by Derek Peterson, owner of Sequoia Builders, who was working across the street at the time.

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

Police warn: 20+ tires slashed in Swampscott


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

Police log: 1-6-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 1-5-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

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PEABODY

Accidents

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Accidents

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

Breaking and Entering

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

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

Complaints

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

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

Vandalism

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

Rosalyn D. Weiss, 84

SALEM — Rosalyn D. Weiss of Salem, formerly of Swampscott and Revere, entered into rest on Jan. 5 at the age of 84. Beloved wife and best friend of 66 years to Harold Weiss. Devoted mother of Bonnie Weiss of Salem. Loving sister of Morton (Renee) Tapper of Florida, Alan (Marilyn) Tapper of Springfield, Jerry (Linda) Tapper of Swampscott, the late Frederick Tapper and sister in law of Estelle Tapper of West Concord. Cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Service information: Funeral services will be held at STANETSKY-HYMANSON Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., Salem, MA, on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at Ahabot Shalom Cemetery in Danvers. A memorial observance will be held following the interment on Sunday at The Freedom Hollow Clubhouse and will continue at her late residence on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosalyn’s name may be made to The Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beach St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Bent Water battle comes to an end

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — The brief war between Bent Water Brewing Co. and Craft Beer Cellar’s (CBC) corporate office has ended and the local brewery has declared victory.

Bent Water will continue to be sold at CBC’s 29 franchisees in 13 states, including the shop on Paradise Road in Swampscott. In a month, the local brew went from “not fit for consumption” to the “approved” list.

“We’ve had a fantastic launch this year, sold more than 2,500 barrels and are thrilled to be on the list,” said Aaron Reames, Bent Water’s co-founder. “For us, nothing changes, the stores that we were selling well in will keep selling our beer.”

The skirmish began last month when Brewbound, an online publication covering the craft beer industry, reported that Belmont-based Craft Beer Cellar, a popular Massachusetts-based retail franchise, issued a list of required and banned products for its stores. Reportedly on the list of forbidden beverages was Bent Water beer.

Lynn-Swampscott war brewing

In a memo to franchisees and obtained by Brewbound, Craft Beer Cellar founders Kate Baker and Suzanne Schalow outlined changes they said will transform store owners into “industry leading” retail operators, not just beer resellers.

The email to store owners named specific Greater Boston companies, including Bent Water, as examples of producers who made beer that was “not fit for consumption,” Brewhound reported.

The reaction from Bent Water, the local beer maker that launched last spring with a $200,000 city loan, was swift.

Reames said he was perplexed, and noted that his beer is sold in nine CBC stores, and they are the top-selling brand in some.

Scott Claussen, owner of the Craft Beer Cellar in Swampscott, could not be reached for comment. In a previous interview, he said the store was awaiting final word from the franchisor on how to proceed.

Mark Goodman, a CBC spokesman, acknowledged that Bent Water is on the approved list.

“It just goes to show what we’ve been saying this whole time is that the list, in whatever form it’s taken, has always been fluid and always up for change,” he said. “It is still our modus operandi going forward.”

Goodman declined to say why the firm did an about face on Bent Water.

“There are a number of factors that we look at, quality and consistency of the beer is the most important,” he said. “We also look at packaging and price. If an amazing beer is too expensive, no one will buy it. We take all that into consideration.”  

He said the company’s mission is to sell the most amazing beer they can provide for their customers. When the company’s flagship store in Belmont opened in 2011, CBC had 350 beers on their shelves. Today, they have 800 beers and that’s a fraction of what’s available, Goodman said.


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

Freezing photos: More from the Polar Plunge

PHOTOS BY SCOTT EISEN
Essex County District Judge Cesar Archilla keeps warm before participating in the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott.

SWAMPSCOTT — Compared to some years, it was downright toasty for the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach on New Year’s Day. Still, it takes a special brand of commitment to take a dip in the Atlantic when the wind is whipping and the thermometer is hovering around 40 degrees.

People stay warm around a fire made by the Swampscott Yacht Club before the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

People stay warm around a fire made by the Swampscott Yacht Club before the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott.

People stay warm around a fire made by the Swampscott Yacht Club before the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

People stay warm around a fire made by the Swampscott Yacht Club before the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott.

People stay warm around a fire made by the Swampscott Yacht Club before the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach in

Swampscott.

Greg Fitzgerald, center, and Sam Bradford directly to his left, try to stay warm before the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

Greg Fitzgerald and Sam Bradford try to stay warm before the annual Polar Plunge.

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott.

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach.

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach.

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman’s Beach.

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach.

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

People rush into the ocean during the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach.

A girl reacts to the cold ocean during the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

A girl reacts to the cold ocean during the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach.

Participants in the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

Participants react to the cold water at the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach.

Participants in the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

Participants react to the cold water at the annual Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach.

Doug Waitt holds his arms up after successfully participating in the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

Doug Waitt holds his arms up after successfully participating in the annual Polar Plunge.

Dave "Cody" Morse plays guitar around a fire made by the Swampscott Yacht Club during the annual Polar Plunge on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott on Sunday, January 1, 2017. (Scott Eisen/The Item)Scott Eisen

Dave “Cody” Morse plays guitar around a fire made by the Swampscott Yacht Club.

Police log: 1-5-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

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

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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

Police log: 1-4-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

2 charged in suspected prescription pill deal


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Vandalism

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

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

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

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

Accidents

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

Assaults

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

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

 

Spartans hit their shots in win over Saugus

ITEM PHOTO BY KATIE MORRISON
Temi Falayi (left) of the Spartans and Olivia Valente of the Sachems battle for a rebound. 

By STEVE KRAUSE

LYNN — Two teams … two different perspectives. But at the end of the night, both, perhaps, had a better sense of where they were and where they needed to go.

That’s what the two coaches got out of Wednesday night’s 61-37 win by the St. Mary’s girls basketball team over Saugus at Conigliaro Gym.

Two years ago, the Saugus girls won one game. Last year, they finished .500. This year, they were off to a 5-0 start heading into Wednesday’s game, and the idea of competing against the perennial Division 3 powerhouse Spartans seemed like being in rarified air.

“These are the games we want to play,” said Saugus coach Mark Schruender.

Since both teams are in Division 3, it was mentioned that perhaps Saugus could see St. Mary’s again come February or March in the state tournament.

“We can’t worry about what happens in February,” Schruender said. “We just have to worry about tomorrow. Just get better tomorrow. We got better just by having played tonight. Now, we have to keep on getting better.”

St. Mary’s coach Jeff Newhall’s team has finally reached .500 for the season (4-4), and he’s happy about the way things have gone since his team opened at 0-3 and 1-4.

“I’m grateful that we’ve won three in a row (over Classical and Swampscott in the Boverini Tournament) and now against Saugus. Now we have to keep winning to get over the .500 mark.

“We got off to a rough start,” he said, “but Iike the way we responded.”

The book on St. Mary’s coming into the game was that the Spartans didn’t have any consistent outside shooting. Newhall can be thankful that his players didn’t read the book. St. Mary’s had nine three-pointers Wednesday night as it seized the early lead (15-5 after a quarter) and never let go. The Spartans increased that lead to 33-19 at the  half, and 48-30 after three.

“Despite what you saw,” said Newhall, “(Schruender) has done a very good job over there. They have a system, and they’re sticking to it, and they’re going to be fine.

“I think it’s fantastic that they want to play us,” said Newhall.

Senior Mia Nowicki hit a three for the Spartans’ second basket of the night and from there, it was bombs away. She finished up with three treys for nine points, Gabriella Torres had two trifectas on her way to 10 points, Ashley Sullivan had two three-pointers, and Mashayla Johnson and Christina Nowicki one each.

The high scorer for St. Mary’s was Temi Falayi with 11 as the Spartans spread it around. Also scoring nine points was Olivia Nazaire.

The Sachems (5-1) didn’t have anyone in double figures. Sophomore Alessia Salzillo had nine points, and freshman Taylor Bogdanski eight.

Schruender was happy with the way his team played.

“No one quit,” he said. “The effort was fantastic, all night long. I’m proud of my kids. St. Mary’s is a very good team. Good players, and good coaches. We just have to get better. That’s all.”


Steve Krause can be reached at skrause@itemlive.com. 

Ellen R. Hughes, 75

PEABODY — Ellen R. (Gibbons) Hughes, age 75, of Peabody, formerly of Salem and Swampscott, died on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at Continuing Care at Brooksby Village, after a brief illness.

Daughter of the late John and Mary (Coogan) Gibbons, sister of Shelagh Gibbons-Ichimura of Seattle, Wash., Maureen Bellante of Swampscott and Laurence Gibbons of North Carolina; aunt of eight nieces and nephews and eight grandnieces and nephews.

Service information: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Route 1A), Lynn, on Saturday, January 7, 2017, followed by burial in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Memorial vising hours Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA  02472. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, Salem. Complete obituary, directions and guest book at Solimine.com.

Monastery brewery falls flat in Swampscott

ITEM FILE PHOTO
Pictured is the entrance to the old Marian Court College.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Plans to convert the former Marian Court College into an Orthodox Christian monastery, with a brewery on site, have been shelved.

Fr. Andrew Bushell, a Marblehead native and executive chairman of St. Paul’s Foundation, a monastic institution of the monks of Mount Athos in Greece, had a purchase agreement in place with the Sisters of Mercy, the current owners of the property at 35 Littles Point Road.

Bushell had until the end of December to close on the property, but did not follow through on what town officials said would have been a $4 million purchase.

“We decided not to move forward with the property,” Bushell said in an email on Tuesday.

Zoning issues brewing on Swampscott waterfront

Alice Poltorick, a spokeswoman for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Northeast Community, said the property didn’t close.  

“He had until the end of the month,” Poltorick said. “No extension (was) asked for or granted … The property is for sale. It’s listed with a broker.”

Gino Cresta, interim town administrator, said Bushell had initially put down a $50,000 payment, and there was another large figure due at the end of December.

“He was waiting to see if he had the support of the town before he put the other part of the significant part of the deposit down,” Cresta said. “He’s not going forward with it.”

Bushell previously said that his decision to complete the purchase of the Marian Court property, also known as White Court, hinged on being able to build a small monastic brewery and cider house on the site, inside of what is now the Mercy Center. Plans also included establishing a warehouse in Lynn or Revere, which would be used for storage and larger deliveries.

Town officials were against the brewery aspect, arguing that zoning bylaws do not allow for one in the residential district where the former college is located. The college closed in June 2015 because of financial difficulties. The only uses allowed in that district without having to obtain a special permit are a single-family dwelling, a religious use, educational use, child care facility, agricultural use or facilities for the sale and production of dairy products from June to September, according to Peter Kane, director of community development.

Leadership sets Swampscott up for 2017

Kane said in a previous interview that a brewery is not identified as an allowed use in Swampscott, and according to the town’s zoning bylaws, if a use is not specified, then it’s not allowed. Bushell argued that the brewery was allowed under the Dover Amendment exemption, the law that exempts agricultural, religious and educational corporations from certain zoning restrictions.

“A number of committees have submitted letters saying they wanted the town to buy the property,” Kane said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “We’d have to go and ask Town Meeting to agree to purchase it.”

Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the Board of Selectmen, said the board would potentially discuss buying the property at their meeting tonight. She said there’s been a strong interest in town for the property being available for public use.

“I’d love to see that,” Dreeben said. “We’d just have to find a way to swing it financially. If it’s going to be for public use, then the public has to buy it.”

Cresta said there’s been other offers on the Marian Court property, but there are no other purchase agreements in place.

“I think it’s in our best interest to stay involved,” Cresta said. “But I don’t know how much say we can have in a private sale. We can make suggestions.”

The 6.2-acre White Court property is assessed at $7.8 million, including the two buildings and surrounding land, according to land records.

The former college is listed on LoopNet as a “spectacular oceanfront estate property in Swampscott” with CBRE/New England, which calls itself the worldwide leader in real estate services.  

“The property’s idyllic setting is perfect for housing, hospitality, or a continued educational or institutional use,” the listing reads. “Located in the desirable seaside community of Swampscott, 35 Littles Point Road offers investors, owners, developers and collectors a myriad of exciting restoration, adaptive reuse and development options.”


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

Police log: 1-4-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

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

Vandalism

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

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


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

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


REVERE

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

Theft

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

Vandalism

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


SAUGUS

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

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

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

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

Theft

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

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

Vandalism

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Vandalism

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

Police log: 1-3-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accidents

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

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

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

Assaults

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

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

Overdose

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

Theft

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

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

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

Vandalism

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

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


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

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

Complaints

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

Fire

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


PEABODY

Arrests

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

Accidents

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

Breaking and Entering

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

Complaints

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

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

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


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

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

Overdose

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

Marblehead logs another bizarre year

By GAYLA CAWLEY

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

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

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

Marblehead, Jan. 2  

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

Marblehead, Jan. 4

A Front Street caller reported a man threw pieces of dog poop at her while she was walking her dog.

Peabody, Jan. 13

A Beckett Street caller reported a burglary attempt. The caller stated a male party wearing a black facemask, Michael Jordan black sweater, black pants, black cotton gloves, black Air Jordan sneakers with maroon on the sole left her apartment when she came home. He stated he was looking for “Billy” and “he didn’t take anything.” The caller stated the man took off his shoes prior to entering her apartment.

Swampscott, Jan. 15

Police received a call for suspicious activity at the Walgreens on Paradise Road. The caller reported a man in a white van with roof racks on it asked her if she would like to participate with him and his wife in a sexual relationship. There was no further interaction.

Lynnfield, Jan. 16

A Chatham Street caller reported someone rang her doorbell and left behind two hamsters in a box on her doorstep.

Marblehead, Jan. 26

A Green Street caller reported a neighbor walking out with a one-gallon bucket and dumping it into the drain. She thought it might be human waste as the house may not be in the proper condition to live in. An officer reported it was water he was using to rinse his cement bucket.

Peabody, Feb. 3

A mailman reported a Bartholomew Street resident let him into his house because the wild, aggressive turkeys were chasing him and pecking at him. The mailman safely returned to his truck with the assistance of the Animal Control officer.

Saugus, Feb. 3

The manager of Applebee’s on Broadway reported there was a white male acting strangely in the parking lot and was climbing a tree.

Marblehead, Feb. 20

A Pleasant Street caller reported a suspicious man came to his door and asked if he could come in and charge his cell phone. The caller stated the man was pushy. An officer reported the man also came into the station to ask if he could charge his cell phone. The man stated he uses Swampscott as a home base. He stated “I’ve been to several other houses and no one else has called you guys.” When asked if he thought it was unusual for a stranger to approach a residence and ask to use a cell phone charger, he stated “nope.” He denied asking the caller if he could enter the residence. The man was advised to leave and stop his activity. He was told where the bus stop was. He said he knew where it was since he has been working in Marblehead for 10 years.

Peabody, Feb. 21

A Mill Street caller reported that someone broke into her apartment the previous week and urinated on the floor.

Marblehead, Feb. 26

A Front Street caller reported a man in a vest with a leather coat under it and a hat on that had been on the beach acting weird for 20 minutes. The man had allegedly urinated out in public. An officer reported the party was collecting rocks for the aquarium and was advised not to do so. There was no observation regarding the urination.

Marblehead, March 1

A Franklin Street resident was looking for advice. The woman reported she has a rape whistle and would like to know what the procedure is, should she need to use the whistle.

Marblehead, March 7

A Rose Avenue caller reported her husband was having a nightmare. The woman called 911 and when asked what the problem was, she asked her husband what was wrong and he told her he was having a dream. She related she thought he was dying because he was yelling.

Marblehead, March 7

A Buena Vista Road caller reported annoying phone calls. A woman reported receiving a bunch of anonymous phone calls with just heavy breathing on the other end. The woman called back and stated that she knows who the person was and everything is fine.

Marblehead, March 9

A report of two complaints in the vicinity of Smith Street. A caller stated she has two complaints regarding her experience on the tracks. The first she relayed was that she was out for a jog and she encountered not one, but two dogs that were not on leashes and that almost bit her. She stated the dogs were medium-sized and the owners were not too far behind. Her second complaint was that when she got to the crosswalk on Smith Street, she was almost struck by a woman driving and not paying attention. She stated that while it occurred, an “undercover cop car” in the post office parking lot “witnessed what happened” and did not do anything. She stated the car was a white SUV that had blue plates with the word “police” written on it. She stated that this all occurred sometime between 9 and 10 a.m. that morning.

Lynnfield, March 12

A Salem Street caller reported he had his land surveyed. His neighbors were unhappy with this and removed all the lines the surveyor put up.

Swampscott, March 13

A Bates Road caller reported an unknown person sleeping on the lawn just after 11:30 a.m.. The person was a salesman from Andersen Windows.

Saugus, March 20

A Kelly’s Roast Beef manager reported a man dressed as Jesus running in and out of traffic on Route 1 South at 11:53 p.m. An officer reported the man was a Malden Catholic fan celebrating a win and left.

Peabody, March 23

A report of three teens harassing wild turkeys at 6:15 p.m. at Welch School on Swampscott Avenue.

Swampscott, March 28

A Walker Road caller reported a huge raccoon was trying to get into his home through a vent on the roof at 6:06 a.m.

Swampscott, April 5

A Pine Hill Road caller said she tried to back out from her driveway and a turkey would not move for her to back out. Every time she tried to back out, the turkey moved to her rear wheel. She was afraid and did not want to run him over.

Saugus, April 16

A disturbance was reported at the IHOP on Broadway at 5:20 a.m. A caller reported another customer assaulted him and threw hot sauce on him before leaving in a BMW. An officer reported a small cup of hot sauce was thrown at the man and the suspect fled prior to his arrival.

Lynnfield, April 21

A caller reported people yelling at each other in the parking lot at Lynnfield Commons on North Broadway at 5:13 a.m. An officer reported a fox in the back parking lot squealing every few minutes.

Saugus, April 24

A report of 10 ducks trying to cross Route One Northbound near the Boston Market on Broadway at 7:53 a.m. Sunday. Police reported the call was unfounded.

Saugus, April 30

A road rage incident was reported at Winter and Central streets. A caller reported a woman threw an iced coffee through her window at her while they were at the rotary in Cliftondale Square.

Peabody, May 5

A Chase Circle caller reported two mallard ducks in a pool. The caller was advised to shoo them away or let them leave on their own.

Peabody, May 10

A suspicious motor vehicle was reported at 3:01 a.m. at Speedway on Lowell Street. A clerk reported there was a red vehicle sitting at the pump for about an hour. An officer checked and the woman thought it was a full service station.

Marblehead, May 27

A Stramski Way caller reported cocaine bags and condoms were left on her property. She also reported illegal drug activity on her street.

Peabody, May 31

A North Central Street caller reported three cows in the backyard shortly before 5 p.m. The caller later stated there were 10 to 12 cows now loose. Officers assisted the staff of Dunajski Dairy in bringing the cows back to their pen.

Peabody, May 31

A Veterans Memorial Drive caller reported a neighbor was chasing after her kids with a stick at 6:48 p.m.

Saugus, June 19

An employee at Panera Bread on Broadway reported that a customer complained about a drink and then proceeded to throw drinks at the employee. An officer was told by the manager that this was caused by a wrong drink order. The customer threw the drinks behind the counter and stormed off.

Marblehead, June 21

A Lincoln Park caller reported he was having a problem with his neighbor around 4:30 p.m. He was trying to grill and there was a neighbor who was moving his grill and spraying his wife with a hose.

Peabody, June 26

A report of a woman walking around outside without sneakers shortly after 10 p.m. at the U.S. Post Office on Wallis Street. An officer transported her to the sneakers’ location.

Marblehead, July 2

A woman reported that while her boat was on its private dock on Hunsley Lane, it appeared that someone had been on it and moved all kinds of things around on the boat. Nothing was taken, but just moved around. Her husband then got on the phone to say that he had read something about “The Arranger,” a person who was going into people’s homes on the neck and moving things around. He also said that his daughter had seen someone standing on their boat but didn’t call police at the time it happened.

Marblehead, July 2

A report of a drone hovering over the porch at 12:30 p.m. on Goodwins Court. A frantic woman called reporting a drone was hovering over her deck for two minutes. She said “a crime could happen” and that it was “an invasion of privacy.” She didn’t want a police response or her name in the paper. She also didn’t want her father to know about the drone as it was her parents’ property.

Saugus, July 4

A Clifton Street caller reported he believed his neighbor shot out the window to his vehicle with a BB gun. An officer reported two BB shots to the window, but was unable to speak with the neighbor.

Marblehead, July 6

A West Shore Drive woman called shortly after 2 p.m. to say that she couldn’t find her husband. She said she was watching television and didn’t have a concept for how long she hadn’t seen him for. Her husband was located in the garage cleaning his car.

Peabody, July 10

A caller reported there was a suspicious motor vehicle in the area of the post office on Essex Center Drive shortly before 11 p.m. An officer spoke with the people in the vehicle, who were driving around the parking lot catching Pokemon Go characters.

Marblehead, Aug. 5

A caller reported kite surfers came toward her “aggressively” three or four times while she was swimming at the beach on Ocean Avenue at 6:43 p.m. She said she felt threatened.

Peabody, Aug. 8

A Martinack Avenue man reported he disposed of a dead bat in his house after coming home from vacation. He stated that his friend, and their cat, were house sitting at the time and the cat may have killed the bat.

Marblehead, Aug. 10

A report of a woman throwing a bucket of water at another female at 11:21 a.m. Pleasant Street. The woman denied throwing water at the caller. The woman called back to say that when the other female threw the dog water at her, it caused her eyes to turn all red. She said she spent eight hours at the doctor yesterday for her eyes and that she is going blind in her left eye. She declined medical attention.

Marblehead, Aug. 19

A Pleasant Street caller reported she was being evicted and said the son of the dog groomer tells her “FU” every time he sees her so she does not go out much. She stated he comes every day and scratches her car. She called complaining that in the paper, it was reported as a glass of water that was thrown at her. She said it was a whole bucket and she was covered from head to toe. She said it was not fair to say that in the paper and wants it changed. She was told by police that they do not write the newspaper. She said her eyes were still bothering her, but she had still not gone for any medical attention, as she was having her class reunion.

Marblehead, Aug. 20

A report of pokemon causing a disturbance at 3:30 p.m. on Lighthouse Lane. A caller reported his wife is a light sleeper and nightly, there are huge groups of people playing pokemon at the lighthouse. He requested that the gates get locked nightly. He said there is no lock on the chain and people just loosen the chain and go into the park.

Peabody, Aug. 22

A caller reported a vagrant bathing in the sink at Sunshine Laundry on Foster Street shortly before 10:30 a.m. He was described as a very dirty man who comes to the store frequently to bathe in the sink.

Marblehead, Aug. 27

A report of terrible music at 6:34 p.m. on Cloutmans Lane. A caller reported he was “listening to the worst music of his entire life” coming from across the ocean. He would like it noted and understood that nothing could be done.

Marblehead, Aug. 28

A Elm Street caller reported she has photographs of people who are shining laser beams at her house. She stated it’s an ongoing issue and has been speaking to her attorney about it.

Saugus, Sept. 3

A report of an aircraft accident at 11:36 a.m. on Salem Turnpike. A caller reported witnessing a small plane crash into the marsh on 107 Southbound. The owner retrieved the model plane from the marsh area. An officer reported a large model, unmanned airplane that crashed into the marsh.

Swampscott, Sept. 7

A Kings Beach Terrace homeowner reported someone was trying to break into his house shortly before 11 p.m. and he beat them up.

Marblehead, Sept. 9

A caller reported two drunks fighting outside the riptide on Pleasant Street shortly before 11:30 p.m. and heading toward the monument. One had a British accent and the other was in a suit.

Marblehead, Sept. 18

An Elm Street caller told police she finally got photos of the people responsible for shooting the light ray guns at her. She wanted to show the pictures to an officer after she got them developed.

Lynnfield, Sept. 18

A report of a german shepherd roaming the halls of a building at 2:39 p.m. at Lynnfield Commons at 375 North Broadway. The owner was located.

Marblehead, Sept. 26

A Maverick Street caller reported that kids were outside playing shortly after 4:30 p.m. and they were “ruining his right to quiet enjoyment.” He was told that police would not tell kids at that hour not to play outside because it’s not unreasonable for them to be out at that time.

Marblehead, Oct. 4

A Stonybrook Road caller reported that overnight, someone smeared a hamburger all over his son’s truck. The rear window and driver’s side were covered in condiments. The buns were on the roof and the windshield.

Marblehead, Oct. 18

An Elm Street woman sent police photos showing evidence of the neighbors shining lasers into her apartment. Officers investigated and found that it was a metallic, purple pinwheel inside of the apartment, which shines a purple beam when the sun hits it. An officer took photos and spun the pinwheel around so the sun no longer hits it. Police also took photos of the outside of the house, which show that the window is completely obstructed by bushes, as is the window of the house she alleges is shining the laser at her house.

Saugus, Oct. 18

A caller who wished to remain anonymous stated he went to the Red Roof Inn on Broadway to get a massage around 10 p.m. and when he got to the room, the woman was offering a different service.

Marblehead, Oct. 24

An Elm Street woman stated that she wanted to call and vent that she believes that all of the officers who have spoken to her about the “lasers that are being shot into her house” are not taking her seriously. She stated that it is happening again and that she will be contacting her lawyer about the issue. A man called and said he encountered the woman on the street and approached her to have a conversation about her screaming at 4:30 a.m. He reported that she told him that she is trying to get the neighbors to stop “shooting proton laser beams into the house” and that she knows “the lasers are from the Israelis.”

Peabody, Oct. 30

A Tara Road caller reported her neighbor was using a leaf blower to maliciously blow leaves onto her property.

Marblehead, Nov. 1

A person came into the police station with a photo of a picture of a man’s face that was taped to a tree on Tioga Way. There were no words on it.

Marblehead, Nov. 9

A Hawthorn Road caller reported a worker was delivering oil and had his dog with him shortly before 10:30 a.m. The caller stated that the dog got out of the oil truck and urinated on his lawn. The man asked the delivery man not to let his dog do that again. He replied “welcome to Marblehead,” upsetting the caller.

Marblehead, Nov. 29

A caller reported someone on Intervale Road had the American flag turned upside down. He felt it was because they were protesting the election results, but added that it is a distress signal and felt someone should go and check on them. An officer reported the house was actually on Brimblecomb Avenue, but no one was home.

Marblehead, Dec. 9

A Lincoln Park resident complained that a neighbor’s bushes were blocking and obstructing her driveway. An officer reported the woman doesn’t like the bushes and was told there was no police issue.

Marblehead, Dec. 27

A caller reported strange activity at Abbot Street and Abbot Court shortly before 2 p.m., stating that a car pulled up and people were pointing at houses. They then pulled farther up the street, got out and started going door to door. Police reported they were Jehovah’s witnesses.


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

First Night a first for Swampscott

PHOTO BY SCOTT EISEN
Acrobat Li Liu performs at Swampscott’s First Night festivities Saturday. More photos on Look!, page A8. 

By ADAM SWIFT

SWAMPSCOTT — Nearly 500 people turned out for the town’s inaugural First Night celebration at Swampscott High School Saturday and given the reaction to the family friendly event, no one expects it to be the last.

First Night Swampscott is an idea that’s been in the works for some time, according to Danielle Strauss, recreation director.

“When my kids were really young, we would have to pack them in the car and bring them into Boston for First Night,” said Strauss. “I really felt that there should be no need to do that and that we could do something in Swampscott.”

With an expanded event’s budget for the recreation department this year, Strauss said the first thing on her to-do list was to take First Night Swampscott from an idea to a reality.

Saturday’s event ran from 2-6 p.m., with arts and crafts projects, a photo booth, a balloon drop and well-received performances from Chinese acrobat Anna Lee, magician Mike Bent with his AbraKidabra show and the Rainforest Reptile Show.

Bent had his young crowd laughing and oohing and ahhing in amazement as he put his own spin on some magic classics (the quarter behind the ear gag), and seemed surprised by his own powers to make the peanut butter and the jelly containers switch places.

Swampscott resident Donald Waugh and his daughter Hannah, 3, were busy at the arts and crafts table in the cafeteria.

“She’s extra excited about the animal show, and about the arts and crafts,” said Waugh. “There’s a great sense of community, getting everyone together.”

Marblehead resident Kevin Hayden agreed that First Night Swampscott, with the attendance heavy on children and young children, was a great way to bring New Year’s fun closer to home.

“There are lots of family friendly activities indoors,” he said. “It’s great to see the support from the community and to see friends and be social.”

Strauss said she was happy to see a good turnout for the event.

“It’s a great way for a family to spend an afternoon for New Year’s Eve,” she said. “The turnout has been great.”

A cool way to start the year

PHOTO BY SCOTT EISEN
The Polar Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach in Swampscott was Sunday.

By ADAM SWIFT

SWAMPSCOTT — Compared to some years, it was downright toasty for the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Fisherman’s Beach on New Year’s Day.

Still, it takes a special brand of commitment to take a dip in the Atlantic when the wind is whipping and the thermometer is hovering around 40 degrees.

“It’s a really fun community event,” said Jill Hartmann, whose husband Mike helped start the event 11 years ago. “There’s a core group who has been doing this every year.”

While there was a definite chill in the air Sunday morning, as is to be expected in January, Hartmann said it was a big improvement over the year when the temperature hovered around a bone-chilling 20 degrees below zero.

Hundreds of polar plungers of all ages lined the shore as the countdown began.

For Marblehead’s Braiden Kilroy, 11, this is the second year he’s taken the plunge.

“My dad does it every year, so now I come to do it, too,” he said.

His dad, Dave, said the polar plunge is a great way to start the new year.

“It’s the right way to start the year with a refreshing dip,” said Dave Kilroy. “Later today, I’ll be taking a 45-minute ocean swim.”

Pat O’Neill of Swampscott was doing his best to keep warm before the plunge, and didn’t seem like the type who would be adding an additional ocean swim to his day’s activities.

“It’s for a good cause,” he said. “I’m not really much of a winter person, so this kind of shocks me into it.”

The Annual Polar Bear Plunge is sponsored by the Swampscott Yacht Club and has raised more than $100,000 for local charities over the years, according to Hartmann. This year’s dip raised money for the Swampscott school district’s newly created SWIFT and HARBOR programs and the Russell J. Hopkins Children’s Fund.

Two of the younger swimmers, Geneva Kelleher, 7, and Elizabeth Curry, 6, were quick to bundle up to counteract their chattering teeth after running out of the Atlantic.

“I’m glad I did it but it was really chilly,” said Kelleher.

The Swampscott polar plungers weren’t the only ones to get cold and wet for a good cause on New Year’s Day.

In Nahant, they were “Freezin’ for a Reason” at Short Beach.

The Lynn event was organized by George and Stephanie Sonia, and Patricia, Mario and Nicholas Capano. This year, funds will be donated to “Homes for Our Troops,” which builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured veterans post 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

Photo Gallery: Swampscott’s First Night festivities

SWAMPSCOTT – Town residents are ushering out 2016 and ringing in the New Year with a First Night celebration. The family-friendly event is taking place at Swampscott High School and includes performances by Chinese Acrobat Anna Lee, magician Abrakidabra, and Rainforest Reptile Shows. There is also a photo booth, face painting and crafts taking place in the cafeteria.

The festivities culminate at 5:45 p.m. with a countdown and balloon drop.

Follow itemlive.com for pictures from the First Night celebration.

Photos: Scott Eisen

 

 

What a year it was

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2016 was an eventful year across the North Shore.

By Thor Jourgensen

It was the year a ferry got sunk in Lynn, a dinosaur was saved in Saugus, a laughing man burned his Swampscott home, Revere rejected slot machines and Peabody celebrated its centennial.

With 2016 hours away from ending, North Shore residents and residents in neighboring communities can look back on a year that made people smile, cry, yell and hope for what 2017 will bring.

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Donald Trump’s climb to the presidency dominated headlines this year, but Lynn’s police chief also made political news as a first-time candidate by being elected Essex County Sheriff. Kevin Coppinger will be sworn in at Lynn City Hall on Jan. 4.

His election came in a year that also saw Lynn City Council President Daniel Cahill elected East Lynn state representative and Thomas Walsh return to the state Legislature as Peabody’s representative.

Saugus’ Kane’s Donuts got into a fight this year with Lincoln Avenue neighborhood homeowners over truck deliveries. But the year ended on an up note with Kane’s announcing plans for a second Saugus location on Route 1 on the same site where developers have vowed to keep Route 1’s iconic orange dinosaur.

Saugus celebrated iconic landmarks in 2016 and Lynn lost two of the city’s longtime businesses. Christie’s closed its takeout eatery next to Nahant Rotary, where it had operated for 103 years, and Lucky Strike bowling alley on Buffum Street closed after 79 years in business.

The city also lost ferry service from Blossom Street extension to Boston with a Baker administration decision not to fund water transportation from Lynn for a third year of operation. The decision outraged Lynn legislators and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, who earlier in the year announced $4.5 million in federal money available to buy the city its own ferry.

Lynn and Peabody opened new middle schools in 2016 with Lynn students starting classes in Marshall Middle School following spring break and Peabody’s Higgins Middle School opening in September.

Lynn’s bid to build more middle schools to absorb a tidal wave of students in their early teens turned controversial with a plan to site one of the schools on Parkland Avenue. A small group of neighbors and a homeowner potentially facing eminent domain protested the project as city officials sought approval for the middle school plans.

Swampscott pressed forward with plans to convert the Machon School to senior housing and build homes on the Greenwood Avenue former middle school site. Two homes in the town were gutted by a July 3 fire and a Linden Avenue blaze was blamed on the homeowner who, according to a police report, laughed as he watched his ex-wife’s home burn. Authorities charged the man with arson.

Lynn police responded this year to three incidents ending in officer-involved fatal shootings, including a man police said try to carjack a woman in January and a gun-wielding robbery suspect in October. A man who attempted to rob a Lynnway gas station on Nov. 29 was shot by police who were told the suspect was armed.

City councilors focused their attention on the Lynnway during discussions this year about siting medical marijuana dispensaries. Passage of the state referendum legalizing marijuana loomed over the dispensary debate and several firms interested in selling medical marijuana locally have submitted proposals to the city.

Developers unveiled plans for an apartment complex on the Lynnway’s northern end in 2016 even as developers presented Saugus officials with plans for an extended-stay hotel and a combined residential, hotel and commercial development.

Lynn residents tempered their outlooks on potential new Lynnway development with anger over Partner HealthCare’s plans to close Union Hospital and the Lynnway’s garish appearance. City officials said there is little that can be done to clear away the forest of signs fighting for drivers’ attention along the road until new development changes the commercial Lynnway’s character.

Sports gave Lynn residents reasons to be happy in 2016. The stunning end to the English-Classical Thanksgiving game briefly spread Ram running back Marcus Rivera’s name nationwide, including an interview with ESPN. The Lynn Babe Ruth 15s headed to North Dakota with visions of winning the Babe Ruth World Series. They fell short but were embraced upon their return by family and friends.

St. Mary’s enjoyed a banner year with a state championship boys basketball team. The boys hockey team made it to the state final at TD Garden and the football team went to the Division 3A Super Bowl at Gillette.

Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo opposed a proposal to convert a corner of the city into a slots gambling complex. Residents defeated a referendum on the proposal and a similar statewide referendum met with defeat.

In Peabody, residents capped off renovations to the city’s center with a centennial celebration that continues into next week. Nahant residents remembered how the town came together to launch the home-made vessel “Valiant” while Lynnfield and Marblehead residents discussed plans to build a new library and continue the Gerry School’s more-than-century-long service to the town.


Thor Jourgensen can be reached at tjourgensen@itemlive.com.

Police log: 12-31-2016

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

LYNN

Arrests

Katelyn Flanagan, 26, no address listed, was arrested and charged with performing  an unnatural act at 4:12 a.m. Friday.

Austin Martinez, 20, of 3 Oxford Terrace, was arrested and charged with failure to wear a seat belt, along with a straight warrant, at 2:19 a.m. Friday.

Mainor Monteros-Solis, 36,  of 367 Chatham St., was arrested and charged with performing an unnatural act at 4:21 a.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:22 p.m. Thursday on Harmon Street; at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 570 Western Ave.at 10:21 p.m. Thursday on Belle Avenue; at 10:44 p.m. Thursday at 333 Boston St.; at 1:14 a.m. Friday at 124 Boston St.; at 6:46 a.m. Friday at 8 Adams St.

Complaints

A report of larceny at 2:15 p.m. Thursday at 84 Grove St.; at 7:54 a.m. Friday at 8 Tilton Pl.

A report of a disturbance at 4:06 p.m. Thursday at 13 Nahant St.; at 4:30 p.m. at 130 Neptune Blvd.; at 7:15 p.m. on Lovett Place; at 8:41 p.m. at 399 Essex St.; at 9:08 p.m. at at 224 Washington St.; at 2:39 a.m. Friday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 3:16 a.m. at 15 Lyman St.; at 4:30 a.m. Friday at 381 Summer St.; at 6:21 a.m. at 26 Washington St.; at 7:58 a.m. Friday at 16 Hanover St.

A report of vandalism at 5:48 p.m. Thursday at 25 Boston St.

A report of a 911 hang up at 6:43 p.m. Thursday at 66 Laighton St.; at 12:34 a.m. Friday at 194 Judge Rd.; at 5:49 a.m. at 204 Eastern Ave.

A report of a neighbor problem at 6:53 p.m.  Thursday on Milton Street; at 7:22 a.m. Friday at 16 Hanover St.

A report of a fight at 7:22 p.m. Thursday at 20 E Highland St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:35 p.m. Thursday at 55 Elmwood Ave.

A report of a missing person at 11:20 p.m. Thursday at 50 Newhall St.; at 4:17 a.m. Friday at 4 Fosdick Terr.

A report of an uninvited guest at 2:38 a.m. Friday at 88 Light St.; at 7:15 a.m. at 50 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 7:48 a.m. Friday at 1 Fortesque Terr.

Police log: 12-30-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a citizen receiving annoying phone calls at 12:29 p.m. Thursday on Carol Road.

A report of an unwanted flyer placed in a mailbox at 12:37 p.m. Thursday on Humphrey Street.

A report of a 911 hang-up at 3:42 p.m. Thursday on Atlantic Avenue. Call was accidental.; at 11:20 p.m. Thursday on Turner Road.

A report of a drunk man causing a problem at 6:37 p.m. Thursday on Tedesco Street. Man was taken into custody.

A report of a disturbance at 12:17 a.m. Friday on Pond Street.


PEABODY

Complaints

A report of larceny at 2:35 p.m. Thursday st 16 Crownshield St.; at 2:44 p.m. at 4 Lincoln Rd.

A report of computer fraud at 3:04 p.m. Thursday at 34 Connolly Ter.

A report of threats at 5:35 p.m. Thursday on Brown Street.

A report of an unwanted guest at 10:28 p.m. Thursday on Sylvan Street; at 3:53 a.m. On Raymond Circle.

A report of a disturbance at 12:03 a.m. Friday on Endicott Street; at 12:41 a.m. On Washington Street; at 2:08 a.m. on Fulton Street.

A report of larceny at 11:38 a.m. Friday at 210Y Andover St.


REVERE

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:18 a.m. Thursday on Central Avenue; at 5:07 p.m. on Shirley Avenue; at 8:15 p.m. on North Shore Road.

A report of shoplifting at 1:39 a.m. Thursday  on Squire Road; at 8:54 a.m. Thursday on Squire Road.

A report of an unwanted person at 1:47 a.m. Thursday on Steeple Street; at 1:39 p.m. Thursday on Prospect Avenue; at 1:45 p.m. Thursday on Adams Court; at 2:12 p.m. Thursday at Comfort Inn on American Legion Highway; at 11:56 p.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of suspicious activity at 2:52 a.m. Thursday on Sargent Street; at 9:55 a.m. Thursday on Walnut Avenue; at 11:32 a.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of a 911 hang-up at 1:08 p.m. Thursday on Broadway.

A report of larceny at 6:15 p.m. Thursday on Beach Street.

A report of an assault at 8:27 p.m. Thursday on North Shore Road; at 11:39 p.m. Thursday on Lee Burbank Highway.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:57 p.m. Thursday at 333 Broadway; at 2:13 p.m. Thursday at 166 Walnut St.; at 7:03 p.m. Thursday on Lincoln Avenue; at 7:54 a.m. Friday on the Salem Turnpike.

Complaints

A report of a larceny at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 770 Broadway.

A report of shoplifting at 7:11 p.m. Thursday at 1325 Broadway.

A report of a 911 hang-up at 7:49 p.m. Thursday on Main Street. Call was accidental.

 

Lynn-Swampscott war brewing

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — It might be a little harder to buy Bent Water Brewing Co. beer next year.

The local beer maker that launched last spring with a $200,000 city loan could be banned from all of Craft Beer Cellar’s (CBC) stores.

In an internal memo to its 29 franchisees in 13 states, including the shop on Paradise Road in Swampscott, CBC founders Kate Baker and Suzanne Schalow listed brands that will be removed from store shelves and a list of breweries whose beer was “not fit for consumption.”

Several Bay State breweries, including Bent Water on Commercial Street, were named in the memo that was briefly posted on Twitter.

“We are perplexed,” said Bent Water co-founder Aaron Reames. “Our beer is sold in nine CBC stores where they are the top selling brand in some. What’s driving this decision? We’re getting lots of support from those franchise owners who are unhappy about this. I don’t know what will happen on Jan 1.”

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Scott Claussen, owner of the CBC in Swampscott, said his store is awaiting final word from the Belmont-based franchisor on how to proceed. He declined further comment, but acknowledged that franchise law could govern his next move.

Baker and Schalow declined a request for an interview.

Mark Goodman, a CBC spokesman, said the company objects to the words “banned” and “blacklisted” that have been used on social media and in news stories to describe the beers that are being pulled.

“The information that was in the internal memo was for franchise owners only,” he said. “It was leaked to the public and sparked everything we’ve seen in the last few weeks.”

Goodman declined to provide the memo to The Item or discuss Bent Water, except to say they sampled the brew and had an “open and honest and positive dialogue” with them about it and “our doors are always open.”

On whether franchisees can continue to sell a specific brew when they have been told not to, Goodman said franchise guidelines is not a new concept.

Since the controversy erupted a few weeks ago, they replaced their “do not buy” or “required beers” memo with an approved list for store owners that will feature thousands of beers nationwide, he said.  

“The approved beers list is also an internal document that is still being worked on,” he said. “There are more beers available than there is shelf space in anyone’s stores. Our number one motivation is to vet brand-wide guidelines to carry the best beer available.”

Still, Goodman declined to say whether Bent Water was on the approved list, but noted the tally is not set in stone.

“There are beers that are not on the list now that will be, and there are beers on there now that won’t be,” he said. “It’s a constantly reevaluating process.”


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

Clear sailing for new Swampscott harbormaster

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — The search for an interim harbormaster has hit another roadblock.

The Board of Selectmen was set to vote on an interim harbormaster at their Jan. 4 meeting, but the matter has been pushed until their Jan. 18 agenda.

“I had one candidate that I was ready to recommend to the board of selectmen and he called me this morning, and told me he had a change of heart and that he would not be accepting the position,” said Gino Cresta, interim town administrator and department of public works director, on Thursday. “So, back to square one. I’m hoping to have somebody to recommend to the board of selectmen for the meeting on the 18th.”

Cresta said the yearly stipend for the harbormaster position is $7,500.

Saugus is driven to help

Harbormaster Lawrence Bithell remains on paid administrative leave. He was arraigned in Lynn District Court in October on criminal charges for his use of an expired license plate.

Bithell last appeared in court for a pretrial hearing Dec. 12, which was continued until Jan. 23, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office.

Cresta and Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the board of selectmen, said Bithell remains on administrative leave because waterfront towns are required by state law to officially have a harbormaster in place. Dreeben said he’ll be taken off leave when an interim harbormaster is selected.

Bithell is facing 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.

Dreeben said a permanent harbormaster will be appointed within the next year. For both the interim and permanent position, she said town officials are looking for someone who has boating experience, is responsible, fair, organized, has good interpersonal skills and is able to help people down at the waterfront.  

Bithell’s charges stem from an Aug. 15 complaint received by police about the misuse of a registration plate, assigned to a town-owned gray 2007 Load Rite utility trailer, according to a police report from Lynn District Court.

Photographs from June and August showed the same plate affixed to two different trailers, a Highlander brand pulled by Bithell’s truck and a ShoreLand’r trailer carrying a small power boat.

Bithell told police the ShoreLand’r trailer belonged to Assistant Harbormaster Mounzer Aylouche. He told police he used Aylouche’s trailer to move his boat in August without his knowledge, according to the police report.

Police located the town-owned trailer, along with an additional town-owned trailer, at Ryan Marine Services on Lincoln Avenue. Both were without plates. The owner of Ryan Marine said it was brought there inadvertently. Bithell was unaware it had been moved from the yard at the town of Swampscott water tower. The plate, which Bithell told police was located in the back of his truck, was returned to Town Hall, according to the police report.


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

Beer war is bad for business

Colonial America and Great Britain found a way to go to war over tea and it appears a war spanning Lynn and Swampscott is brewing over beer.

Initial reports suggest Craft Beer Cellar has determined that Lynn-based Bent Water Brewing Company’s beverages should not be sold in Craft Beer outlets, including one on Paradise Road.

This omission is an obvious loss to local beer lovers and a maddening case of local businesses potentially working against each other.

Bent Water is one of Lynn’s newest entrepreneurial additions and brewery owners wasted no time in becoming good local corporate citizens. Bent Water reached out to the Lynn community, supported charities and made sure its product got served at all kinds of fun Lynn events.

Steak acclaim

Craft Beer is a welcome addition to the Swampscott community and another charity-oriented business reflecting well on the town’s reputation for generosity. So why the apparent ban on Bent Water by Craft Beer?

It is hoped sound minds high up the Craft Beer corporate ladder will revisit the threatened ban and ensure Bent Water is among the selections customers consider when they walk into the Swampscott store.

It’s hard enough to make a success out of a business, especially a small one facing tight profit margins and overhead costs that always seem to threaten to expand. The American economy has rebounded since the tanking it endured in 2008. But many smaller communities, and small businesses in them, have seen economic progress lag and, in some cases, stagnate.

It is in the interest of business community representatives in Swampscott and Lynn to step in and help craft — pun intended — a compromise allowing Bent Water to be sold by Craft Beer.

It may be the ban is all a big misunderstanding that has been blown out of proportion. But it would serve Craft Beer’s interests to remember a quote found in taverns and bars: “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

There is no reason Craft Beer executives can’t take those words to heart and make room on their shelves for Bent Water.

Police log: 12-30-2016

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

LYNN

Arrests

Anastasia Beckley was arrested on warrant charges of home invasion and possession of a Class B drug at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Bridget Christopher, 23, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 11:28 a.m. Thursday.

Oscar Hernandez, 28, of 22 Harris St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and OUI drugs at 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

Moises Ortiz, 28, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 12:57 p.m. Thursday.

Bunly Phok, 45, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 11:31 a.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday at 210 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at Columbia and Eastern avenues; at 10:53 p.m. Wednesday at 274 Essex St.; at 12:54 a.m. Thursday at 128 Jackson St.; at 12:37 p.m. Thursday at 697 Boston St.  

Assaults

A report of a sexual assault at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday on Fayette Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:46 p.m. Wednesday at 111 Chestnut St.; at 4:11 p.m. Wednesday at 50 State St.; at 6:59 p.m. Wednesday at 77 Green St.; at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 932 Lynnfield St.; at 6:16 a.m. Thursday at 1 Kingsley Terrace; at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at 655 Western Ave.; at 10:51 a.m. Thursday at 39 Magnolia Ave; at 12:38 p.m. Thursday at 44 Averill St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:49 a.m. Thursday at 61 Bulfinch St.; at 11:05 a.m. Thursday at 425 Lynnway; at 12:41 p.m. Thursday at 7-Eleven at 264 Essex St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at 328 Chestnut St.; at 5:46 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Tremont St.

Police log: 12-29-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of an odor of natural gas outside at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday on Pleasant Street. National Grid was notified. The odor was outside and inside the house. Police shut down the street. Police spoke with the homeowner, who was at work and unable to leave, but gave key access to the fire department. There was a malfunction in a gas heating unit, which was shut off and the homeowner was notified to have it fixed.

Woman spits out drugs during traffic stop


PEABODY

Arrests

Deshawn Huston, 21, of 487 Walnut St., Lynn, was arrested on warrants at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:16 p.m. Wednesday at 133 Lowell St.; at 7:51 a.m. Thursday at 147 Summit St. and Lynnfield Street; at 9:48 a.m. Thursday at 24 Mt Vernon St.; at 12:56 p.m. Thursday at Sears Automotive at 210S Andover St.

Overdose

A report of a drug overdose at 8:12 a.m. Thursday on Dana Road. The medical examiner’s office took possession of the deceased person.


REVERE

Arrests

Sherri L. Marano, 45, of 925 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on warrants at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street. Linda Chea, 21, of 120 Marshall St., was summoned for leaving the scene of property damage; at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shirley Avenue and North Shore Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday on North Shore Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Boulevard.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:44 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue; at 3:07 a.m. Wednesday on Victoria Street; at 3:47 a.m. Wednesday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday on Cushman Avenue; at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday on Dehon Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny of a rug at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday on Barrett Street.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday at Greater Boston Fitness on Charger Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday on Mt Vernon Street; at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at Patty’s Auto Parts at 140 Salem Turnpike; at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:51 a.m. Thursday at Patty’s Auto Parts on Salem Turnpike. A vehicle into a telephone pole was reported. One person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday at Ocean State Job Lot at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway. A caller reported he saw a man in a white van who may have a firearm. Police checked the area and reported the call was unfounded.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn Express at 999 Broadway. The manager reported four tires missing from a vehicle.


SWAMPSCOTT

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road.

Local teams show support for Falmouth community

COURTESY PHOTO
The St. Mary’s boys hockey team hung the jerseys numbered “10” and “19” in honor of James Lavin and Owen Higgins respectively. The No.88 is a tribute to the late Patrick Reddy. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

A handful of local high school hockey teams are doing their part to pay respects to James Lavin and Owen Higgins, the two Falmouth High School students who were killed a car crash last Thursday night.

Lavin and Higgins, members of Falmouth High’s hockey team, had just left hockey practice when their car crashed into the woods around 7 p.m. Lavin was pronounced dead the scene of the accident. Higgins died later Thursday night from the injuries he suffered.

Local teams have rallied together to show their support for the Falmouth community. At the Lynn Jets Christmas Tournament, the Lynn and Swampscott teams hung jerseys on their benches with the respective numbers worn by Higgins and Lavin. Higgins wore number “19” while Lavin wore number “10.”

Wednesday’s contest between the Peabody/Lynnfield and Quincy/North Quincy girls hockey teams included a similar tribute. Peabody/Lynnfield’s bench also featured a banner that read “Falmouth Strong.”

At the Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament, Beverly, Gloucester and Marblehead hung the No.10 and No.19 jerseys on their respective benches. The same was done by Saugus in the Kasabuski Tournament and Revere/Malden in the East Boston Deep Freeze Tournament.

The St. Mary’s boys hockey team held a fundraiser on Wednesday night as the Spartans hosted Lowell Catholic at Connery Rink.

The St. Mary’s community suffered a similar tragic loss in 2007 when Patrick Reddy died in a car accident in Maine. Reddy, a 2006 graduate of St. Mary’s, starred on the Spartans hockey team.

“He (Reddy) was a senior captain and just a very popular kid both with the hockey program and the school,” St. Mary’s hockey coach Mark Lee said. “He was very popular in the Lynn community.”

Lee added that the tragedy in Falmouth hit home for the St. Mary’s team, after having experienced a similar loss in Reddy’s death.

“It hit home, especially for those of us who were here coaching and for the Reddy family,” Lee said. “It brought back some bad memories of a tragedy that feels like it happened yesterday. It has to be a nightmare. I can’t imagine what those two families are going through.”

St. Mary’s donated all of the proceeds from the game’s 50-50 raffle, and raised a total of $2200. That amount was matched by the Patrick Reddy Foundation, as well as the Joseph O’Donnell Foundation, making it a $6600 total for the fundraising efforts.

“I think hockey people are special,” Lee said. “It’s a tight family and we rally around each other. It’s just a tragedy. We’ve gone through it at St. Mary’s. We know firsthand how tragic it is and we appreciated other schools helping us in our time of loss.”

Lee added, “The hockey community is a special community. We’re happy to do what we can to help ease the pain a little bit.”

Lee credited Mike Reddy, father of the late Patrick, for offering the idea of a fundraiser on behalf of the St. Mary’s community.

“As soon as it happened he (Mike) contacted me,” Lee said. “Having lived it and having that feeling of what the families are going through, I give the Reddy’s all the credit in the world. They wanted to do something in the name of St. Mary’s.”

In a team effort, the St. Mary’s players got the word out to their friends and families in hopes of drawing a strong crowd at Wednesday’s game. The fans in the crowd also showed support by wearing maroon and white, Falmouth High School’s colors.

“Our players were happy to help,” Lee said. “They did everything they could to get the word out and get a good crowd at the game. I believe these young men understood and were honored to be a part of this. We had a good crowd at the game. A lot of the kids in the crowd wore Falmouth colors.”

Lee acknowledged the fundraising efforts as a sign that the St. Mary’s community cares for the losses suffered in Falmouth.

“I’m very proud of our program,” Lee said. “Our hearts go out those families.”


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

Watch out for winter weather

Rain and possible snow is expected to impact the area on Thursday, developing in the afternoon and intensifying during the evening into Friday morning.

Check your community websites for possible parking bans.

In Lynn, blue snow emergency lights will flash during declared snow emergency events at the following locations: O’Callaghan Way at Walnut Street, Western Avenue at Federal Street, Eastern Avenue at Essex Street, Essex Street at Joyce Street, Broad Street at Union Street, Western Avenue at Waitt Road, and Wyoma Square.

In Swampscott, Gino Cresta, department of public works director, said all of the trucks are fueled up and the plow blades are being put on.

“We’re preparing for snow and praying for rain,” he said.

Actress Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter

Sheriff-elect rounds up his posse

PHOTO BY MARK LORENZ
Monica Harris speaks with her new boss, Sheriff-elect Kevin Coppinger, as they walk through the halls of Lynn City Hall.

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN With less than a week until he is sworn in as Essex County sheriff, Kevin Coppinger has made three appointments to his leadership team.

William Gerke Jr. of Swampscott will serve as special deputy sheriff, Attorney Dennis Newman of Reading will be chief of staff and Monica Harris of Lynn will become executive assistant. They will start next month following the inauguration.  

“With the assistance of my transition team, I have chosen individuals whose combined experience, skills and abilities will provide a strong leadership team working with me to bring positive results,” said Coppinger in statement. “The transition period will continue over the new few months as we assess the staffing and program needs.”

Coppinger ready to don sheriff’s badge

Coppinger called Gerke a skilled leader with 36 years of law enforcement service. He most recently served as security and safety director for the state of Vermont. His experience includes 33 years with the U.S. Marshals Service as an investigator and senior manager. Gerke is recognized as a security expert and has top secret National Security Information Clearance, Coppinger said.

Gerke earned a degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University. He is a graduate of and instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia and has been trained in law enforcement leadership, emergency management and security. He returned to his hometown of Swampscott to take the job.

Newman has experience with criminal justice issues, intergovernmental relations, policy and budgetary development and staff administration, Coppinger said. He graduated from Harvard University and Boston College Law School and served as special counsel in former Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office to ensure that policy goals were met. He brings strong working relationships with state, local and national government officials, Coppinger said.

Harris, who will become executive assistant to the new sheriff, now works as head clerk in the Treasurer’s Office in Lynn. She has 30 years experience in accounting, budget management, auditing and reporting. She is also proficient in grant management, research and analysis and has earned a reputation as a strong and efficient team leader and staff communicator, Coppinger said. Harris received training in accounting at Salem State University.

“It was an opportunity that was brought to my attention and I’m looking forward to working with Kevin,” Harris said.

Since his election last month to replace retiring Sheriff Frank Cousins, Coppinger has been working with his transition team to prepare for the new administration which includes District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett; former District Attorney Kevin Burke; former Salem Police chief Robert St. Pierre; state Rep. Paul Tucker (D-Salem); Frances Martinez, executive director of the North Shore Latino Business Association; former Lynn City Councilor Richard Coppinger; Helen Corbett, communications consultant; Patrick Bradley, former undersecretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety; and James Jordan, former planner for the Boston Police Department.  

Coppinger will conclude his eight years as Lynn’s police chief and will be sworn in as Essex County sheriff on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Lynn City Hall Auditorium. The public is welcome.


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

Swampscott is building a case

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT School officials are seeking state support for one or several new school buildings in Swampscott.

Suzanne Wright, a member of the school committee, said town officials plan on submitting a statement of intent to the Massachusetts School Building Authority by the April deadline. Superintendent Pamela Angelakis is leading a task force devoted to planning new schools.

“The statement of interest would just have to say we need a new elementary or middle school,” Wright said.

Wright said there would likely be statements of interest for both. She said there are more than 20 options being floated around by members of the task force.

Some options could include building a new elementary school to replace Hadley School, building a consolidated elementary school to replace the three operating ones, or building a new middle school because the current one has issues, Wright said.

Wright said the superintendent and her leadership team have deemed that a consolidated K-5 model is the best option. Another option would be a consolidated elementary school, with one building for K-2 and another for grades 3-5. But she said more buildings mean more difficulty in receiving MSBA funding.

“We’re going to submit to the MSBA because we need a new school, but what we get approved for is sort of out of our hands,” Wright said. “Right now, it’s like throwing everything against the wall and seeing what sticks.”

Swampscott under new management

New facilities are needed and aging infrastructure in existing buildings needs to be fixed, Wright said. Collectively, the elementary schools are older, but the middle school has space issues.

Wright said the effort started after the failed Town Meeting vote in 2014 for a consolidated elementary school on the site of Swampscott Middle School on Forest Avenue. A task force was put together, made up of people for and against the new school, and the intent was always to put another statement of interest in.

In July 2014, the MSBA gave final approval for a district-wide elementary school in Swampscott. The plans included building a new school for grades 1-4 on land adjacent to the middle school. Clarke School would have been converted to house pre-kindergarten to kindergarten. Stanley School would have been demolished with the land converted to athletic fields and playgrounds. The proposed project cost $52.6 million, and the town would have been responsible for approximately $35 million.

The proposal had to pass two votes, a two-thirds majority at Town Meeting, and a town-wide ballot vote requiring a simple majority. Town Meeting voted 140-98 in favor of the school in October 2014, falling short of the two-thirds majority. The school was rejected by more than 2,500 votes on the ballot initiative that year.

Wright said the previous effort for a consolidated school may have failed because of the change in superintendent leadership, as the statement of interest was submitted by Angelakis’ predecessor. Another contributing factor could have been that the school would have been on the Forest Avenue site along with the current middle school, which would have caused congested traffic and reduced outdoor play space.

With 20 options on the table, Wright said a consolidated elementary school is still a favorite. She said the superintendent has been educating the school district on some of the benefits, including the cost-effectiveness of consolidation.

If the statement of interest is approved by the MSBA, Wright said Town Meeting would have to approve funding for a feasibility study for officials to look at sites that would be viable for the new school or schools. Once the study is completed, architects would be hired to design the building, and then Town Meeting would have to approve funding the school. A ballot vote would also be needed for the project.

“If we get the statement of intent approved, we’re in a much better position to move forward than we were last time,” Wright said.

Angelakis was unavailable for comment.


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

Thinking positive for 2017

A look back at the year makes it easy to conclude 2016 set the stage for significant economic development in Lynn and surrounding communities in 2017.

By rejecting a concerted effort to bring slot machine gambling to Revere, Massachusetts voters provided a green light for the city to expand Ocean Avenue development to Suffolk Downs and the former Wonderland Greyhound Park.

By helping developers interested in building on Route 1 in Saugus, town officials primed the pump for transformative development along the roadway. In Lynn, a major waterfront residential project offers the possibility of sparking additional development in 2017. In Swampscott, two new housing complexes are planned for former public school sites.

The common thread tying these development proposals together from Route 1 to Lynn’s waterfront is the willingness on the part of developers to spend money locally. That confidence is rooted in an improved economy as well as receptive attitudes on the part of city and town officials to help development proposals proceed smoothly.

Lynn home sales stay hot

The upcoming year will see housing and commercial projects take shape on Route 1 and bring jobs to formerly iconic locations along the roadway. Projects planned this year and reviewed by town officials have the potential to bring new jobs to Saugus and spur other developers into looking at Route 1 for its development potential.

Saugus is driven to help

Swampscott’s Machon School and Greenwood Avenue housing proposals will ultimately be welcome additions to the town. Both projects have a ways to go before Machon is converted to senior affordable housing and the former middle school site on Greenwood Avenue becomes residences.

The apartment complex proposed for the former Beacon Chevrolet site opposite North Shore Community College’s Lynn campus is large enough to be a template for Lynn’s waterfront revival.

City officials and longtime city residents have heard and read about “waterfront revivals” throughout past decades without the big talk turning into big construction projects. But the Beacon project has caught the attention of city, state and federal officials and developers who are looking to build on the Lynnway’s Saugus River end.

New housing on the waterfront can spark imaginative ideas for providing pedestrian access to the waterfront and even expanding Seaport Marina.

Cynics are quick to dismiss plans and talk about big projects but substantial work undertaken this year to make development a reality is poised to bear fruit in the new year.

Police log: 12-29-2016

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

LYNN

Arrests

Alexis Bingham, of 58 Broad St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 11:16 a.m. Wednesday.

Nelson Bolivar, 52, of 64 Palmer Ave., Salem, was arrested and charged with Class A drug distribution and Class B drug distribution at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Andrew Cole, 37, of 528 Water St., Wakefield, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 1:46 p.m. Wednesday.

Melissa Snow, of 13 Beckford St., Beverly, was arrested on a warrant charge of Class B drug distribution at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday.

Edward Welsh, 34, of 33 Linwood Road, was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice at 8:32 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at 185 Chatham St.; at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday at Broad and Exchange streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday at 544 Chestnut St.; at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at 94 Alley St.; at 8:04 p.m. Tuesday at 483 Chatham St.; at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday at 580 Essex St.; at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern Avenue and Victory Road; at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Market and State streets; at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday at 192 Euclid Ave.; at 1:02 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Silsbee and Union streets.

A report of a police motor vehicle accident at 5:57 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Washington St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday at 169 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday at 460 Eastern Ave.

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at 44 Allerton St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday at Compare Supermarket at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday at 19 Chase St.; at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday at 1 George St.; at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday at Lawton and Rogers avenues; at 10:39 a.m. Wednesday at 60 Estes St.

A report of a gunshot at 2:16 p.m. Tuesday on Pennybrook Road.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue; at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday at Lynn Shore Drive and Wave Street; at 4:17 a.m. Wednesday on Essex Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Parkland Ave.

A report of a robbery at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday at 30 Harwood St.

Police log: 12-28-2016


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:01 p.m. Tuesday on Washington Street; at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday at Washington and Mugford streets.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 9:29 a.m. Tuesday on Orchard Circle. A caller reported he saw a woman walking around the house under construction and trying the back door. He had never seen her before. Police reported the woman was authorized to be there by the homeowner. She was the housekeeper; at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday at Abbot Street and Abbot Court. A caller reported strange activity, in that a car pulled up and people were pointing at houses. They then pulled further up the street, got out and started going door to door. Police reported they were Jehovah’s witnesses.

Woman spits out drugs during traffic stop


PEABODY

Arrests

Jacqueline M. Camp, 22, of 82 Judge Road, Lynn, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Elesman Cordoba, 35, of 30 High St., Apt. B4, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to display owner’s name at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.; at 5:54 p.m. Tuesday at Crystal Lake at 648 Lowell St. and 1 Crystal Drive. Police reported a vehicle struck the crosswalk light at the entrance to Crystal Lake; at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at 6 Highland St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:39 p.m. Tuesday at 47 Blaney Ave. and 2 Eastman Park. A caller reported a car alarm sounding for two hours.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Sherman St. A caller reported her neighbor told her that it appeared someone was prowling in the house, which was temporarily condemned and should be vacant. Police checked the house and reported it was vacant.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday at Bath & Body Works at 210B Andover St. A caller reported her cell phone was stolen while inside the mall; at 5:56 a.m. Wednesday at Extended Stay America at 200 Jubilee Drive. A caller reported the rims and tires were stolen off her truck; at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday at McVann O’Keefe Rink at 511 Lowell St.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday at Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott on Morris Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:39 p.m. Tuesday at Sargent Street and Washington Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Housing Authority on Cushman Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Beach Train Station on Shirley Avenue; at 5:33 p.m. Tuesday on Orr Square; at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday at Mobil Gas Station on Squire Road; at 9:28 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Cooledge Street; at 11:04 p.m. Tuesday at James Street and Walnut Avenue.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday on Crescent Avenue; at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday at Aesthetic North on Broadway.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Michael R. Adams, of 2 Sigourney St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of property damage, OUI liquor and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 12:22 a.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday at 24 Hamilton St.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at 43 Staaf Road. A caller reported three men were attempting to break into her grandmother’s home. The caller further reported that it was only family members trying to get into the home.

Theft

A report of an unarmed robbery at 5:38 p.m. Tuesday at Saugus Bank at 412 Lynn Fells Parkway. The bank teller reported the male robber handed her a note, but no weapon was shown.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at 50 Puritan Lane.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:21 a.m. Tuesday at 74 Rockland St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday on Danvers Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday at 78 Columbia St.