Swampscott

Police log: 4-25-2017

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

Blake Colella, 35, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and fugitive from justice on court at 9:42 p.m. Sunday.

Jason Eason, 38, of 32 Lyndhurst St., Dorchester, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance at 12:26 p.m. Monday.

Nidxa Fuentes, 41, of 48 Laighton St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:09 a.m. Monday.

Paul Lake, of 78 Newcastle St., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to wear a seatbelt and speeding at 2:49 a.m. Monday.

Kimara Murray, 47, of 44 Merrimack St., Woburn, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing at 2:41 a.m. Monday.

Anibal Ramos-Vasquez, 36, of 5 Lloyd St., was arrested and charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage at 9:51 p.m. Sunday.

Amanda Webster, of 1 Tiger Row, Georgetown, was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 8:09 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:09 p.m. Sunday at 55 Elmwood Ave.; at 5:54 p.m. Sunday at 2 Estes St.; at 7:17 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 579 Boston St.; at 8:02 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut and Rand streets; at 1:20 a.m. Monday at 85 Newcastle St.; at 10:44 a.m. Monday at Centre Street and Market Square; at 12:06 p.m. Monday at Essex and Joyce streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 4:14 p.m. Sunday at 780 Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:54 p.m. Sunday at 51 High Rock St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:26 p.m. Sunday at 92 Williams Ave.; at 7:13 a.m. Monday at 106 Lawton Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:12 p.m. Sunday on Lynnway; at 10:50 p.m. Sunday at 27 Mall St.; at 1:36 a.m. Monday at 11 Fiske Lane; at 1:40 a.m. Monday at Wendy’s at 116 Boston St.; at 2:02 a.m. Monday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 2:03 a.m. Monday at 78 Newcastle St.; at 8:49 a.m. Monday at 48 Laighton St.; at 9:06 a.m. Monday at 108 Franklin St.; at 9:21 a.m. Monday at 35 Washington St.; at 9:44 a.m. Monday at 107 Newhall St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:18 p.m. Sunday on Empire Street; at 3:29 p.m. Sunday on Chase Street; at 10:16 a.m. Monday on Towns Court.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:14 p.m. Sunday at 12 Morris St.; at 12 p.m. Monday at 11 Howard St.; at 1:08 p.m. Monday at 15 Marianna St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:44 a.m. Monday at 63 Lynnway.

Police log: 4-24-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Erich W. Nevins, 45, of 157 Washington St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 3:37 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:23 p.m. Sunday on Atlantic Avenue.

Complaints

A report of landscapers working at 12:35 p.m. Sunday at Locust Street and Atlantic Avenue. A woman complained about landscapers using leaf blowers. The caller’s phone was cutting in and out, but she said she could see the landscape trucks and knows there is a bylaw against them working on a Sunday. Police reported the landscapers were from Chelmsford and were advised for future reference not to work on Sundays.

A report of a loud gunshot sound at 6:29 p.m. Sunday on Beacon Heights Lane. A caller reported he heard what sounded like a single gunshot in Steer Swamp. Police checked the swamp area and were unable to locate anything.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:11 p.m. Sunday on Longview Drive. A caller reported her son witnessed something on Facebook regarding the game “assassin” (a game where she are assigned “someone to kill” with a squirt gun).


PEABODY

Arrests

Ermildo Gomez-Lopez, 23, of 11 Shepard St., Apt. 7, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:18 p.m. Saturday.

Frank Mejia, 22, of 4 Sanborn St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with assault and battery at 11:10 p.m. Sunday.  

Luis Rafael Mendez Torres, 28, of 16 Waitt St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 7:39 p.m. Sunday.

Anthony T. Nguyen, 23, of 370 Lynn St. Apt. 2, Malden, was arrested and charged with larceny and shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 5:59 p.m. Saturday.

Amy M. Perkins, 26, of 17 Louis Road, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 8:43 p.m. Sunday.

Kelsey M. Russell, 23, of 63 Glenburn Road, Arlington, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 9:58 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:23 p.m. Saturday at Lahey Health & Medical Center at 1 Essex Center Drive. A vehicle into the fence behind Lahey was reported; at 3:54 p.m. Saturday at Direct Tire & Auto Service at 231 Andover St.; at 11:49 a.m. Sunday at 378 Lynnfield St. and 0 Bartholomew St. A two-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. The guardrail at the intersection of Lynnfield and Bartholomew streets was damaged. Both vehicles were towed; at 4:22 p.m. Sunday at 93 Gardner St. and 50 Margin St.; at 7:19 a.m. Monday at 157 Lowell St.; at 1:13 p.m. Monday at 9 Oran Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:39 p.m. Sunday at Extended Stay America at 200 Jubilee Drive; at 2:33 p.m. Sunday at Northshore Mall at 210N Andover St.; at 4:02 p.m. Sunday at Wendy’s at 71 Newbury St.; at 8:43 p.m. Sunday at 125 Washington St. Amy Perkins, 26, was arrested for OUI liquor.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at McDonald’s at 133 Main St. A two-car accident into a pole was reported. Domingo Gautier-Romero, 42, of 14 Albion St., Apt. 2, Salem, was summoned for driving on a suspended license.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 11:10 p.m. Sunday on Sanborn Street. The victim was taken to Salem Hospital with injuries. Frank Mejia, 22, was arrested for assault and battery.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:34 p.m. Sunday at 44 Keys Drive. A caller reported someone broke into his car and fled the area. Police reported $30 to $40 was taken in change; at 3:50 a.m. Monday at 37 Shore Drive. A caller reported there were two males around possibly breaking into cars.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:47 p.m. Saturday at Emerson Park at 27 Perkins St. Police received a report of youths possibly smoking marijuana. Police spoke to the people who were smoking cigarettes; at 1:54 a.m. Sunday at 70 Franklin St. A caller reported a person crying. An officer reported it was a baby crying; at 9:48 a.m. Monday at 14 Buttonwood Lane and 2 Fairmount Road. A caller reported a man walking through the neighborhood wearing underpants and socks while yelling. An officer reported there were two males that had no shirts on, yelling for their dog. They went inside.

A report of a disturbance at 9:14 p.m. Saturday at 113 Birch St.; at 9:21 p.m. Saturday at 18 Oakland St.; at 9:50 p.m. Saturday at 149 Russell St.; at 12 p.m. Sunday at 9 Meredith Road; at 7:21 p.m. Sunday at 6 Sprague St.; at 8:43 a.m. Monday at 108 Tremont St.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 9:55 p.m. Sunday on Proctor Circle. A caller reported a vehicle was on the bike trail. Police reported the vehicle on the trail was Mall Security; at 12:24 a.m. Monday at 13 Bourbon St. A caller reported a person in a black Nissan Maxima was suspiciously looking into multiple vehicles with a flashlight. Police checked the area and reported there was no one in sight.

A report of operating under the influence of liquor at 9:58 p.m. Sunday on Gardner Street. A caller reported he was following a vehicle that struck a tree and fled the area down Gardner Street. Kelsey M. Russell, 23, of Arlington, was arrested for OUI liquor.

Fire

A report of a structure fire at 11:49 a.m. Sunday at 5 Aborn St. A possible fire was reported and Aborn Street was shut down from Sutton to Washington temporarily.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:40 p.m. Saturday on Lake Shore Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:55 p.m. Saturday at CVS at 85 Lynnfield St. Police reported the person tried to return items unsuccessfully and removed a tray of merchandise and left the scene. The person also left his license behind. Christopher J. O’Connor, 46, of 15 Mason St., Salem, was summoned for shoplifting by asportation and disorderly conduct; at 10:48 a.m. Sunday at 261 Newbury St. A caller reported she was the victim of a computer virus scam; at 1:09 p.m. Sunday at Sears at 210S Andover St. Loss Prevention reported two kitchen and stand mixers were stolen, valued at $350 each.

A report of a robbery at 7:36 p.m. Saturday at Subway at 141 Summit St. A caller reported his phone was stolen. An officer reported two white men, one in a black hoodie and the other in a lifeguard hoodie, stole an iPhone 6, but it appeared that they may have been looking to take more than that. Both men left in a white sedan. A BOLO came from Wenham several minutes later stating there was an armed robbery with the men matching the description.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:38 p.m. Saturday at 465 Lowell St. A caller reported his son’s vehicle was vandalized with all four tires slashed.


REVERE

Arrests

Alexander Arias, 23, of 50 Warren St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 4:16 a.m. Sunday.

Stephen Ferrara, 53, of 105 Douglas St., Apt. 17, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation of merchandise at 11:02 a.m. Friday.

Carlos Miranda, 47, of 361 Clinton St., Chelsea, was arrested and charged with two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over at 9:17 a.m. Friday.

Inmer Medina, 26, of 17 Winthrop Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving an accident scene with personal injury/no death at 7:37 p.m. Saturday.

Christian Perez, 21, of 9 Carney Court, Apt. 198, Charlestown, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 4:16 a.m. Sunday.

Clovis Rodrigues-De Souza, 35, of 157 Vane St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery and strangulation or suffocation at 4:08 a.m. Saturday.

Tanializ Sanchez, 21, of 460 Geneva St., Apt. 1, Dorchester, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 4:16 a.m. Sunday.

Joseph M. Shields, 46, of 37 Alden St., Malden, was arrested and charged with larceny, improper use of a credit card, boat/vehicle nighttime breaking and entering for a felony and malicious damage to a motor vehicle at 1:34 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:28 a.m. Friday on Bateman Avenue; at 7:54 p.m. Sunday at Cronin Rink on Revere Beach Parkway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:18 p.m. Friday at IHOP on Squire Road; at 5:25 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road; at 7:48 p.m. Friday at Revere Street and American Legion Highway; at 4:22 p.m. Saturday on Copeland Circle; at 7:22 p.m. Saturday on Copeland Circle; at 7:37 p.m. Saturday on Mahoney Circle; at 1:12 a.m. Sunday on Lynnway; at 2:03 a.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue; at 7:05 p.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 10:50 p.m. Sunday on True Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:12 p.m. Friday on Revere Street; at 10:28 p.m. Friday on North Shore Road; at 11:20 p.m. Friday at Nonnie’s Pizzeria on Washington Avenue.

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:28 a.m. Saturday at Autozone on Broadway; at 3:14 p.m. Sunday on Broadway; at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Broadway; at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Revere Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:21 a.m. Friday at Belle Isle Condo Trust on Bennington Street; at 7:32 a.m. Friday on Franklin Street; at 12:55 p.m. Friday at Davis Street and Patriot Parkway; at 1:50 p.m. Friday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road; at 4:23 p.m. Friday at Liston Towers on Dolphin Avenue; at 6:09 p.m. Friday on Sweeney Avenue; at 6:48 p.m. Friday on Nahant Avenue; at 1:19 a.m. Saturday on Agawam Street; at 11:52 a.m. Saturday at Ocean View Kennel on North Shore Road; at 1:52 p.m. Saturday at Planet Fitness on Charger Street; at 10:35 p.m. Saturday on Thornton Street; at 11:09 p.m. Saturday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 3 a.m. Monday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:48 a.m. Monday on Lantern Road; at 4:16 a.m. Monday at IHOP on Squire Road; at 5:51 p.m. Monday on Florence Avenue; at 11:08 p.m. Sunday on Wolcott Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:49 a.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 5:13 p.m. Friday on Pitcairn Street; at 4:34 p.m. Saturday at Burlington Coat Factory on Squire Road; at 3:37 p.m. Sunday at IHOP on Squire Road.

A report of auto theft at 2:55 a.m. Saturday on Fenno Street; at 2:52 p.m. Saturday at Thrifty Car Rental on Lee Burbank Highway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:09 a.m. Sunday on Rumney Road.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Robert E. Boothroyd Jr., or 104 Friend St., Amesbury, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation and on a warrant at 6:16 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:08 a.m. Saturday at McDonald’s at 127 Broadway. Police reported a car into a pole. The fire captain reported a single vehicle accident into a light pole in the parking lot. The person wasn’t injured, but the light pole had significant damage and was leaning over. The pole didn’t appear to pose an immediate danger. The vehicle was towed from the scene; at 11:19 a.m. Saturday at York Ford at 1481 Broadway; at 12:22 p.m. Saturday at Walnut and Elm streets. A two-car accident was reported. One person was taken to Salem Hospital; at 2:59 p.m. Saturday at Petco at 682 Broadway; at 6:26 p.m. Saturday at Saugus Community United Methodist Church at 493 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a vehicle rolled into the fence at the church in the area. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:48 p.m. Sunday at 391 Central St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:23 p.m. Sunday on Lincoln Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:21 a.m. Saturday at Prince Restaurant at 517 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 8:56 p.m. Friday on Essex Street. A caller reported she was driving down Essex Street and thought she saw a woman walking by Burger King with a knife in her hand. Police checked the area and couldn’t find the woman.

A report of suspicious activity at 10 p.m. Friday at 20 Main St. A caller reported a suspicious man was attempting to gain entry to the complex who would not identify himself. Police reported the man was visiting his girlfriend in the next apartment over; at 2:13 p.m. Saturday at Golf Country at 860 Broadway. A caller reported a group of youths may be entering the building playing golf. Police reported no one was on scene and the building appeared to be abandoned. The call was flagged to inspectional services.

A report of a disturbance at 11:36 p.m. Friday at The Residences at Stevens Pond at 1 Founders Way. A caller reported a verbal altercation where a gun was possibly shown. He described a thin, white man in his 20s, who had a sky blue Civic. Police reported searching the area and were unable to locate any such vehicle; at 9:05 p.m. Saturday at Party City at 880 Broadway; at 11:05 p.m. Saturday at Roller World at 425 Broadway; at 11:29 p.m. Saturday at The Residences at Stevens Pond at 1 Founders Way; at 2:01 a.m. Sunday at Saugus High School on Pierce Memorial Drive; at 3:22 a.m. Sunday at Goodfellas Doggie Daycare at 20 Thresher St.; at 1:39 p.m. Sunday at Walmart at 770 Broadway.

Fire

A report of a building fire at 9:20 a.m. Friday at 24 Hurd Ave. The fire captain reported a porch fire. Upon arrival, fire crews saw a heavy volume of fire engulfing the rear of the house. All of the occupants were outside and accounted for, except for the family cat. The cat was located unharmed in the basement.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:13 p.m. Friday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. A woman reported her phone was stolen from the Charlotte Russe store after she left her handbag unattended; at 10:37 p.m. Friday at Avalon Motel at 1529 Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:53 a.m. Saturday at Vitale Landing at 128 Ballard St. A caller reported someone broke into his boat and vandalized it.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:54 p.m. Sunday at Essex Street and Mall Access Road.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at Middle School at 207 Forest Ave.

Swampscott races nearing the finish line

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Three contested races highlight Tuesday’s Town Election.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at three locations: Precincts 1 & 2 at Swampscott Senior Center, 200 Rear Essex St.; Precincts 3 & 4 at First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave.; and Precincts 5 & 6 at Swampscott Middle School, 207 Forest Ave.

Voters will see three contested races on their ballots, School Committee, Board of Health and Trustee of the Public Library. Other uncontested races are for Board of Selectmen, Planning Board and Moderator.

There is an empty slot for Board of Assessors. William Sullivan is a candidate for re-election, but did not return nomination papers, so he would have had to run a write-in campaign, along with anyone else vying for the position.

For School Committee, there are two open seats and three candidates. Incumbents Suzanne Wright and Gargi Cooper will face off against newcomer, Melissa Camire. Wright and Cooper are each running for a second, three-year term.

Wright and Cooper have stressed the importance of continuity and consistency on the board, citing past leadership turnover. Camire has said there needs to be more transparency and communication from the committee.

Cooper and Wright both said they want to see the mental health initiatives (SWIFT and Harbor) programs that started at Swampscott High School this year expand to the middle school.

Wright wants to continue work on a district-wide technology plan to benefit students. She stated previously she is looking forward to some new projects, including seeing a new school get built. Superintendent Pamela Angelakis has submitted two statements of interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority, one for replacement of Hadley Elementary School and the other with the intent to renovate Swampscott Middle School.

Cooper said as chairwoman of the Joint Facilities Task Force, she led the school system to work with town administration to strengthen Swampscott’s infrastructure and improve efficiencies. She highlighted the hiring of a joint facilities director, a shared position between town government and the school department.

Camire said the schools are crumbling and some are not ADA compliant, and there seems to be no technology budget. She is for school consolidation for the lower grades, rather than smaller neighborhood schools. She wants to see more transparency on the committee, and if elected, said she would do more investigation into the budget, and more specifically, why certain cuts were made.

For Board of Health, Martha Dansdill, chairwoman, is running for a fourth, three-year term against Emily Cilley.

Dansdill, is the former executive director of HealthLink, a North Shore environmental nonprofit organization, and is now on its Board of Directors. She cited her experience from serving three terms and stated previously that she has been a proponent of reaching out to educate the community on new health issues as they arise.

She said the three-member board implemented a waste reduction program that increased recycling and saved the town $90,000 annually over the pre-waste reduction program. She said the board also works to keep the town’s beaches and oceans clean, citing work done to make the waters from Swampscott to Revere a “no discharge zone.” She highlighted opioid abuse and addiction as a problem many communities are dealing with.

Cilley, a registered nurse, works for Northeast Clinical Services and with people in their homes. She also works as a substitute nurse in town. She stated previously that she would focus on the youth and elderly in town, and also on the opioid crisis.

Cilley said she thinks the board can do better on a number of health issues, including rising opioid casualties, storm-water and sewage contamination, trash and recycling pick-up costs and the need for open space to accommodate residents.

For Library Trustees, Herrick Wales, chairman, is running for a second, three-year term against Ellen Winkler, an attorney in Marblehead, and president of Friends of the Swampscott Public Library.

Both candidates have said it’s an exciting time for the library, which is in the midst of its yearlong centennial celebration. The building on Burrill Street turned 100 on Jan. 20. The Friends group finances library programs and is funding the celebrations.

Wales, a schoolteacher in Marblehead, has said previously that the three members of the library trustees meet monthly with Library Director Alyce Deveau to talk about expanding programs and events for the community. Ways to expand the library and how to redesign library space are discussed, with a long-term goal of renovation and expansion. He said the goal is to make the library a vibrant community center, rather than just a way to gather information.

Winkler has said there needs to be a focus on how library space is used and how to improve on that to get the most community benefit. She said the focus should also be on the library in the future, now that people read ebooks more. She said it’s important to focus on getting the most out of the library, which she called a true community center.

For Board of Selectmen, Naomi Dreeben and Laura Spathanas, chair and vice-chair respectively, are running unopposed for what would be a second, three-year term for each. Both said they want to continue to see town projects move forward, as part of their reason for running.

Angela Ippolito, chairwoman of the Planning Board, is running unopposed for a second, five-year term. She stated she wants to continue to work on spearheading (with Dreeben) the town’s effort to develop a feasibility study/business plan to pursue the acquisition (through fundraising or other means) of White Court, the former Marian Court College, and utilize the property for a public use. The 6.2 acre site is owned by the Sisters of Mercy.

Michael McClung is running unopposed for a second, one-year term as Town Moderator.

Town Clerk Susan Duplin said there are 10,694 registered voters and expects turnout for the election to be between 25 to 30 percent.


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

 

Police log: 4-24-2017

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

Jose Bonilla, 49, of 18 Locust St., was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of personal injury at 11:06 p.m. Saturday.

Christian Matos, 22, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, two counts of carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card, home invasion, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, firearm use in a felony, reckless endangerment to a child,  Class A drug trafficking more than 36 grams, Class B drug trafficking more than 36 grams, Class B drug possession and Class C drug possession at 2:02 a.m. Sunday.

Adam Mitchell, 30, of 89 Clark St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing and shoplifting by asportation at 8:18 p.m. Thursday.

Miguel Nivar, 33, was arrested and charged with destruction of property at 8:57 a.m. Saturday.

Isaias Orellana, 54, of 60 Sprague St., Revere, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and on a warrant charge of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration at 3:49 p.m. Saturday.

Wellington Pena, 41, of 19 Mall St. was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer and on warrant charges of Class A drug possession and trespassing at 10:20 p.m. Friday.

Joel Rosario, 29, of 43 Trinity Ave., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 6:53 p.m. Saturday.

Robert Ross, 37, of 35 Hampshire Road, Peabody, was arrested and charged with trespassing and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor at 12:25 a.m. Saturday.

Jose Santanero-Cordero, of 125 Commercial St., was arrested on warrant charges of malicious wanton property defacement, possession of a burglarious instrument and disguise to obstruct justice at 6:24 p.m. Saturday.

Genaro Viola, of 8 Rantoul Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 6:55 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:21 a.m. Friday at Laighton and Washington streets; at 9:14 a.m. Friday at Exchange and Spring streets; at 9:28 a.m. Friday at Quincy Terrace and Washington Street; at 11:21 a.m. Friday at Central Avenue and Essex Street; at 11:56 a.m. Friday at Cleveland Street and Western Avenue; at 4:27 p.m. Friday at Market and Tremont streets; at 5:47 p.m. Friday on Joyce Street; at 6:40 p.m. Friday at 52 Allen Ave.; at 7:08 p.m. Friday at 5 High Rock St.; at 10:30 p.m. Friday at 316 Eastern Ave.; at 3:14 a.m. Saturday at 228 Chatham St.; at 5:40 a.m. Saturday at 89 Euclid Ave.; at 5:52 a.m. Saturday at Lynn City Hall at 3 City Hall Square; at 8:45 a.m. Saturday on Barnard Circle; at 10:42 a.m. Saturday at 29 Chase St.; at 12:24 p.m. Saturday at Bowler and Chestnut streets; at 2:43 p.m. Saturday at Boston and Ford streets; at 4 p.m. Saturday at Lyman and Washington streets; at 7:31 p.m. Saturday at Atlantic Toyota at 671 Lynnway; at 10:14 p.m. Saturday at 532 Western Ave.; at 5:37 a.m. Sunday at 439 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:21 p.m. Friday at Holyoke and Walnut streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:50 p.m. Friday at 85 Nahant St.; at 7:21 p.m. Friday at 164 Franklin St.; at 1:05 a.m. Sunday at 145 Lewis St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 10:28 a.m. Friday on Ford Street; at 1:45 a.m. Sunday at Newhall and West Baltimore Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:23 p.m. Friday at 9 Surfside Road; at 9:39 p.m. Saturday at 9 Lander St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:17 p.m. Saturday at 92 Williams Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:48 a.m. Friday at 54 Orchard St.; at 12:51 a.m. Friday at Speedway Gas Station at 120 Liberty St.; at 5:30 a.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 819 Western Ave.; at 9:51 a.m. Friday at 55 Harwood St.; at 1:47 p.m. Friday at 106 Broad St.; at 5:51 p.m. Friday at 60 Atlantic St.; at 1:50 a.m. Saturday at 16 Barrett St.; at 2:11 a.m. Saturday at 35 Fearless Ave.; at 4:18 a.m. Saturday at 156 Linwood St.; at 8:55 a.m. Saturday at 27 Beyer Place; at 12:12 p.m. Saturday at 73 Exchange St.; at 3:02 p.m. Saturday at 100 Willow St.; at 6:26 p.m. Saturday at 86 Mall St.; at 9:31 p.m. Saturday at 332 Boston St.; at 10:21 p.m. Saturday at 44 Nelson St.; at 1:16 a.m. Sunday at 14 Nichols Ave.; at 1:24 a.m. Sunday at 84 Franklin St.; at 2:12 a.m. Sunday at 5 Albany Terrace; at 3:54 a.m. Sunday on Beacon Hill Avenue; at 6:05 a.m. Sunday at New England Laundromat at 143 Franklin St.

A report of a gunshot at 8:29 p.m. Saturday at Lynn English High School at 50 Goodridge St.; at 9:17 p.m. Saturday at Cook Street Playground.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 10:30 a.m. Friday on Green Street; at 10:32 p.m. Saturday on Milton Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:56 p.m. Friday at 64 Flint St.; at 3:59 a.m. Saturday at 109 Walnut St.; at 11:52 a.m. Saturday at 501 Washington St.; at 4:12 p.m. Saturday at Green Tea at 751 Lynnway; at 3:10 a.m. Sunday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 11:53 a.m. Sunday at 80 Neptune Blvd.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 2:52 p.m. Friday at Friend and Silsbee streets.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:50 p.m. Friday at 45 Graves Ave.

A report of vandalism at 11:16 p.m. Saturday at 40 Hamilton Ave.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Alison Burr, 62, of 4 Jersey St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 1:54 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:54 p.m. Saturday at Highland Terrace and Bessom Street. A caller reported a woman hit her car and thought the driver was intoxicated. Alison Burr, 62, of Marblehead, was arrested for OUI liquor.

Complaints

A caller reported he saw a suspicious duffle bag at the corner at 10:19 a.m. Friday at Green Street and Meadow Lane. He stated he was going to check it out, but thought better of it. Police reported it was an empty golf bag.

A caller reported he was throwing his trash out and found a cooking knife outside at 6:36 p.m. Friday on Washington Street.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 1:22 a.m. Saturday on Sean’s Way. A caller reported a loud engine from a car drove by. He didn’t see anything but stated that none of his neighbors have cars that sound like that, so it may be kids driving around smoking pot.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:23 a.m. Saturday at Atlantic and Clifton avenues. A caller reported she might be overreacting, but a man asked for directions to the JCC and inquired about other synagogues in the area. She stated she got a “weird vibe” from him. The man was in his 20s, and had the hood up on his sweatshirt. The man had an accent that she described as “Eastern European.”

A caller found a bag with drug paraphernalia on the sidewalk at 10:24 a.m. Saturday at Atlantic and Seaview avenues.


PEABODY

Arrests

Joao Antunes, 54, of 180 Main St., Everett, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation at 5:12 p.m. Friday.

Michael P. McDade, 27, of 90 Aborn St., Apt. 1R, was arrested on warrants at 11:37 a.m. Saturday.

Yan Carlos Morel, 32, of 3 Swampscott Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and marked lanes violation at 10:14 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:14 p.m. Thursday at Lahey Health & Medical Center at 1 Essex Center Drive; at 3:40 p.m. Thursday at Central Street Liquors at 17 Central St.; at 7:34 a.m. Friday at Direct Tire & Auto Service at 231 Andover St. A single-car accident into a guardrail was reported with no injuries; at 1:59 p.m. Friday at 39 Andover St. and Andover Drive; at 3:55 p.m. Friday at 16 Crowninshield St.; at 4:46 p.m, Friday at 66 Andover St.; at 5:16 p.m. Friday at 63 County St.; at 9:29 p.m. Friday at 30 Felton St. and 1 Baldwin St.; at 10:07 a.m. Saturday at 208 Andover St. and Route 128 North. A two-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital; at 10:33 a.m. Saturday at Burlington Coat Factory at 310 Andover St. A three-car accident was reported. One driver was taken to Beverly Hospital; at 11:26 a.m. Saturday at 61 Harris St. and 91 Tremont St. A two-car accident was reported. A juvenile was taken to North Shore Children’s Hospital; at 11:43 a.m. Saturday at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill at 210S Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:24 p.m. Friday at 148 Washington St. and 2 Hancock St. The two drivers were criminally cited. One driver was cited for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The other driver was cited with leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:24 p.m. Thursday at Wallis School Apartments at 17 Sewall St. A caller reported a car with multiple occupants was filled with smoke and thought the people were using drugs. Police reported the driver and passenger were vaping.

A report of a disturbance at 10:34 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church at 4 Coolidge Road; at 4:42 p.m. Friday at Namco Pool & Patio at 216 Newbury St.; at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 2 Magnolia Way.

A report of a road rage incident at 4:53 p.m. Friday at Main and Foster streets. A woman reported a white pickup truck drove up beside her on Lowell Street in front of Bunghole Liquors and threw something at the side of her vehicle. Police reported there was damage (a large scratch) to the passenger side rear quarter panel of the vehicle.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 6:09 p.m. Friday at 36 Proctor St. and 18 Oakland St. A caller reported there was a woman outside of his house who was counting pills and shoving them in her bra. Police reported the woman checked out and all appeared to be in order.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:12 p.m. Friday at 13 Nancy Ave. A caller reported his house was egged and thought the suspects were two kids that were seen running toward the park.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

William Burgio, 56, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation, possession of a shielding device and trespassing at 3:12 p.m. Friday.

Joseph Vernon, 21, was arrested and charged with trespassing and breaking and entering for a misdemeanor at 3:07 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:31 p.m. Friday at Panera Bread at 433 Paradise Road; at 4:08 p.m. Friday at Burpee Road and Essex Street; at 2:56 p.m. Saturday at Salem Five at 440 Paradise Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:45 a.m. Sunday at 20 The Greenway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:58 p.m. Saturday at Cafe Avellino at 242 Humphrey St.

Police log: 4-22-2017

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

LYNNFIELD

Complaints

On Tuesday at 10:28 a.m., there was a report of a suspicious automobile on Main Street.

At 6:12 p.m., there was a gas grill fire on Doncaster Road that was handled by the fire department.

At 7:39 p.m., there was a suspicious automobile on Lynnbrook Road.

Incidents

On Wednesday at 1:06 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident with property damage at Condon Circle.

At 2:58 p.m., there was a report of a fire on Salem Street.

At 10:33 p.m., a caller on Fairview Avenue reported that a dog had been barking since the early morning hours.

On Thursday at 6:44 p.m., there were motor vehicle violations on North Broadway.

On Friday at 1:10 p.m., there was a report of a suspicious automobile on Prospect Avenue.

At 3:40 p.m., there was a report of a painting missing from a resident’s room on Salem Street.

Police log: 4-21-2017


PEABODY

Incidents

On Monday at 4:19 p.m., a caller reported that a reckless driver got off Route 128 at the Lowell Street exit.

At 5:12 p.m., a caller reported that there were several juveniles in an abandoned factory on Lynnfield Street. The juveniles were sent on their way.

At 6:19 p.m., a manager reported a past larceny of 84 bras from Victoria’s Secret at the Northshore Mall.

At 9:31 p.m., there was a motor vehicle accident on Summit Street.

At 10:53 p.m., there was a report of a dog that was barking on Birch Street and keeping a neighbor up.

At 11:54 p.m., police arrested Austin M. Belanger, 20, of Hobart Street in Danvers on a warrant.

Complaints

On Tuesday at 9:33 a.m., there was a report of a past breaking and entering on Newbury Street.

At 11:36 a.m., a caller had left a voicemail stating that she needed help putting her dog in the car. On callback, she stated her neighbor had helped her secure the dog in the car.

At 12:43 p.m., a caller on North Central Court reported that her neighbor allows her dog to roam off leash, use her lawn as a bathroom, and does not pick up the waste. Animal control mailed a citation warning as well as a copy of the leash law, waste removal law, license application, and an order to license the dog within seven days.

At 4:25 p.m., there was a report of two men drinking in a parked vehicle in a lot on Summit Street. Officers checked the area and the men were sent on their way. The driver was drinking soda.

Arrests

On Wednesday, at 1:47am, there was a report of two men causing a disturbance near the Tedeschi Food Shop on Main Street. Police arrested Khiry Jamal Murray, 26, of Kingsley Terrace in Lynn on charges of disorderly conduct, shoplifting, possessing a firearm without an FID card, possession of firearm or ammunition in a dwelling, and leaving a firearm in a vehicle. Police also arrested Brandon Dixon on Littles Lane in Peabody on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, subsequent offense.

On Friday, at 1:08 p.m., police arrested Kelley Lyn Guillette, 43, of St Ann’s Avenue in Peabody on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to wear a seatbelt; Police also arrested Danielle M. Guillette, 47, of Tanners Court in Peabody on a charge of allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle.

Weapons Charge

At 12:25 p.m. on Wednesday, an anonymous caller said there was a man in the driveway with a rifle and a woman yelling at him. A sergeant arrived on the scene and said the weapon was a bb gun. The anonymous caller called back and said the rifle was in a blue barrel under a pizza box. The man was transported to Salem Hospital and the officer took possession of three bb guns.

Scams, assaults and theft

On Saturday, at 10:16 a.m., a caller reported that he was scammed out of $250 on Facebook; At 12:18 p.m., a criminal complaint was filed against a Hillsboro, NH man for breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property.

At 1:36 p.m., there was a report of a bronze vase stolen from a gravesite at the Puritan Lawn Cemetery.

At 9:20 p.m., a criminal complaint was filed against a Gloucester man for assault and battery.


SAUGUS

Complaints

A road rage incident was reported on Thursday at 12:28 p.m. at the upper parking lot of the Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway. Police dispatched but suspect was gone.

On Thursday at 4:41 p.m. a resident came to the station to report she received a check in the mail for $2,650.50 from Hermanos Auto Wholesalers in Florida. Party said she deposited the check into her account and later discovered check did not clear because it was fraudulent. Woman said she never sent she never sent a check to the company but was assessed fees from TD Bank because her account was overdrawn. The bank requested that she make a report to police.

Police were called to the playground on Hurd Avenue about a disturbance on Thursday at 10:16 and 10:26 p.m.  Callers said a group of kids were making noise. Officer sent and told the teens the park was closed and they left without incident.

At 7:43 a.m. Friday police were called about a suspicious black truck in the parking lot of the Ballard School at 25 Richard St. Caller said this has been an issue for several weeks and is concerned. Police investigated and learned vehicle belongs to a custodian in the school.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrest

Delvin Colon, 30, was arrested on Thursday for armed robbery.

Swampscott beach fire debate heats up

ITEM FILE PHOTO
Phillips Beach in Swampscott is pictured in February 2017.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — The Conservation Commission didn’t say no to cooking fires on Phillips Beach, but they didn’t say yes either.

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

The discussion was continued to the commission’s next meeting, with no vote taken. Conservation commission members raised concerns about how the fires would be regulated to protect the vegetation and about the timeframe they would be allowed. Patrick Jones, a selectman, asked for the continuance to discuss the concerns with the board and possibly limit the number of days and hours the fires would be allowed.

The conservation commission reluctantly gave the go-ahead for cooking fires on Fisherman’s Beach last July, after deciding the area did not fall under its jurisdiction, because of the lack of vegetation that would be affected.

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

Jones said the request was for up to four cooking fires in designated areas, where a permit would have to be obtained by the fire department. The time proposed was 6 to 11 p.m. with a $25 nonrefundable charge and a $50 deposit, which is meant to give incentive for people to clean up the area. Fires would have to be extinguished by water, and could not be buried.

“The reason we’re bringing it forward is because many residents continue to ask for this overwhelmingly,” Jones said.

‘This is not something we get used to’

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

Tom Ruskin, chairman of the commission, said last July that he was concerned with the vegetation going up in smoke. He said on Thursday that last summer was a compromise, with the commission finding that there was no threat to vegetation on Fisherman’s Beach, and allowing beach fires there. He said the commission has to weigh the benefits for the town of having beach fires versus protecting the environment. The commission has been liberal for the past 10 years, he said, in allowing people to enjoy the town.

“Now you’re asking us to threaten one of the most precious gems in town, this Palmer(s) pond,” Ruskin said. “If that place burns down, that’s it. It’s not worth experimenting. We don’t take chances experimenting with something like Palmer(s) Pond.”

Ruskin said he knows the commission would say “yes” to the beach fires on Phillips Beach if they could be ensured that the vegetation would be protected. If there couldn’t be a police or fire detail for regulation during the proposed timeframe for cooking fires, he suggested having fewer days they could be allowed. He said maybe the town could only afford to have a detail to monitor the fires from 7 to 11 p.m. for two days, and maybe they should only be allowed on a Friday and Saturday.

Ruskin said the regulation could also be someone getting paid to monitor the cooking fires and call police if something goes amiss.

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


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

 

Police log: 4-21-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Shawn Cahill, 26, of 16 Halford Place, was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon at 7:17 p.m. Wednesday.

Carlos Gonzalez, 18, of 10 Anderson Lane, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance, operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, failure to wear a seatbelt and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday.

Ryan Jimenez, 28, of 11 Middlewood Road, Wenham, was arrested and charged with refusing to produce license/registration/plates and heroin possession at 1:37 a.m. Thursday.

Jonathan Loper, 18, of 172 Linden Ave., Malden, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday.

Carlos Perez, 25, of 199 Curwin Circle, was arrested and charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, failure to wear a seat belt and on warrant charges of two counts of receiving stolen property, two counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, Class A drug distribution and larceny by false pretense at 7:53 p.m. Wednesday.

Jonathan Reyes, 22, of 232 Curwin Circle, was arrested on warrant charges of motor vehicle lights violation and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 7:27 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Moulton and Walnut streets; at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Porter Street; at 1:11 p.m. Thursday at Commercial Street and Lynnway.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7:31 a.m. Thursday at 770 Lynnfield St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday at 501 Washington St.; at 2:03 a.m. Thursday at Little River Inn at 618 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:31 a.m. Thursday at 3 Grosvenor Park.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at 292 Den Quarry Road; at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at 525 Lynnway; at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday at 445 Essex St.; at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday at 72 Lewis St.; at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday at 282 Boston St.; at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at 20 Nahant Place; at 11:48 p.m. Wednesday at 19 Union St.; at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at 319 Lynnway; at 10:07 a.m. Thursday at 115 Chatham St.; at 11:26 a.m. Thursday at 81 Adams St.

A report of a gunshot at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday at Amory and Grove streets.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 4:38 p.m. Wednesday on Hamilton Avenue; at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday on Neptune Boulevard.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:50 a.m. Thursday at 40 Lynnfield St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:33 p.m. Thursday at 42 Vine St.

Police log: 4-20-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:11 a.m. Wednesday on Community Road. Police reported an elderly drive went through the fence at the top of the hill near the playground area. Mo children were injured. Police reported it was a case of mixed up pedals.

Complaints

A report of a party/camp fire at 8:09 a.m. Wednesday on Beacon Street. A caller reported there was a camp fire and drinking party in Steer Swamp and it is a mess with bottles strewn about. The caller said that the fire was “all out” and thinks that there was a group called Friends of Steer Swamp who might want to clean it up.

A report of a person who tried to get in the safe at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported there was an overnight break at the beach garage. Someone reportedly tried to cut open the safe at the garage.

PEABODY

Arrests

Robert M. Doyle, 56, of 261 Newbury St., Apt. 110, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60 and armed robbery at 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

Jael Ernesto Medina, 19, of 68 Veterans Memorial Drive, was arrested on a warrant at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday at 187 Lynn St. Juana Mendez, 22, of 192 Williams Ave., Apt. 2, Lynn, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to use care in start/stop/turn/back.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday at Park Place Mobile Home Park at 266 Newbury St. A caller reported her house was broken into and a playstation was taken. Police reported no forced entry, and that three controllers and a playstation were taken

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on Andover Street; at 2:55 a.m. Thursday at Peabody House at 18 Walnut St.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 7:59 p.m. Wednesday on Lowell Street. A caller reported a man with a bat smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the Speedway lot. Police reported that the suspect and the unknown victim vehicle’s operator are teammates on a high school sports team, and that the matter was a misunderstanding regarding a prank with a miniature baseball bat.

An officer was approached by a woman who located an owl at 1:41 p.m. Wednesday at Peabody Housing Authority at 75 Central St. The animal was brought to a rehab center.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:17 p.m. Wednesday at 60 Margin St. A caller reported items stolen from the storage area of her apartment. Police reported that a macbook pro was taken; at 7:28 p.m. Wednesday at 117 Tremont St. A caller reported his items were taken while he was at a friend’s apartment. Police reported the items were returned and the caller was satisfied with the outcome.

A report of a stolen motor vehicle at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. An employee from Hertz reported a stolen vehicle.

A report of a robbery at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Gene’s Barber Shop at 535 Lowell St. A caller reported a man with a knife trying to get money from the owner. The caller described the person as a middle aged white man with a cane, who was trying to shake the owner down for money. The caller stated that at some point, the person pulled a steak knife out. The knife was taken away from the suspect. Robert M. Doyle, 56, of 261 Newbury St., was arrested for armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:50 a.m. Thursday at Corbiel Park on Russell Street. A dog reportedly jumped on a cruiser, resulting in scratches.

SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:13 p.m. Wednesday at Walnut Street and Fairmount Avenue. A caller reported a three-car accident with injury. Two people were taken to Union Hospital and one person was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings at 180 Main St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Citizens Bank at 180 Main St. A caller reported a suspicious man who was trying to cash a suspicious check; at 2:28 p.m. Wednesday at Golf Country at 860 Broadway. A caller reported the building was broken into and the property that may have been inside has been thrown all over the property. Police reported there were no signs of a break and there were just some golf clubs left out.

A report of property damage at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at Lincoln House/Bridgewell at 47 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a car window had been broken. Police reported the damage was on the driver’s side rear window was damaged from the inside out, and that the caller had some recent work done on the vehicle.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday at Speedway at 220 Broadway. A caller reported an outside mulch fire at the business. Engine 3 reported they extinguished a small mulch fire.

SWAMPSCOTT

Arrest

Troy Thiboutot, 48, was arrested and charged with larceny, possession of a shielding device, possession of a burglarious instrument and on warrant charges of shoplifting by asportation and possession of a shielding device at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday at 450 Paradise Road.

Police log: 4-20-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Edward Perez, of 303 Broadway, was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise, larceny, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and unarmed robbery at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Paul Pustorino, 26, of 10 Barrett Road, was arrested and charged with failure to stop/yield and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:56 p.m. Tuesday at 225 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:24 p.m. Tuesday at 27 Houston Place; at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Dollar Tree at 759 Lynnway; at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at 367 Washington St.; at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday at 867 Lynnfield St.; at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday at Hobson and South streets; at 8:41 a.m. Wednesday at Boston and Kirtland streets; at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday at Lynnway and Shepard Street; at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday at 137 Euclid Ave.; at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday at 873 Lynnfield St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday at 7-Eleven at 303 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday at 66 Laighton St.; at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday at 5 Gardiner St.; at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday at MBTA Parking Garage at 186 Market St.; at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday at Union and Washington streets.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Mall St.; at 3:38 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Union St.; at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday at 3 Tower Hill Circle; at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday at 134 Curwin Circle; at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday at 82 West Neptune St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday at Payless Shoes at 17 State St.; at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday at 45/47 Grant St.

A report of a motor vehicle theft at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday at 89 Clark St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Essex St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday at 33A Jackson St.; at 3:28 p.m. Wednesday at 185 North Common St.  

Police log: 4-19-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday at Harbor and Ocean avenues. A caller reported she saw a man take a cement mooring off of the beach at Cat Boat Cove and put it in the back of his hatchback car.

A report of the grandparent scam at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday on Jersey Street. A caller reported falling for the grandparent scam and gave her credit card information for $2,000. Shortly after the transaction, her grandson came over. She called the bank and was told the money had already left her account.

A caller reported that he heard a group of teens/skateboards coming by the house and “drop something heavy” in the middle of the road at 7:41 p.m. Tuesday on Jersey Street. He checked and found it was an opened package from Guernsey Street. Police spoke with the kids who said they had nothing to do with it. The package was returned to the owner, with nothing damaged or missing.

A report of a person crying at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday on Barnard Hawkes Court. A caller reported hearing someone crying next door and said it happens often. Police reported it was possibly the TV.


PEABODY

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Technology Drive; at 3:43 p.m. Tuesday at 33 Fairview Ave. and 2 Troy St. A caller reported he struck a dog in the street. Police reported the dog owner left the area with the dog prior to their arrival; at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church at 1 Margin St.; at 7:14 a.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Suites at 43 Newbury St.; at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday at 17 Centennial Drive; at 12:03 p.m. Wednesday at 81 Central St. and 1 Goldberg Road.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday on Andover Street. A caller reported that a vehicle pulled over, dropped a bucket on the side of the road and drove off. Police reported an empty bucket was found; at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday at 220 Lynn St. A caller reported a man came to the front door and tried to force his way into the front door when she opened it. He drove a red car and had a dog. The caller reported the man asked her if it was her stray dog. She said no and then closed the door. The man then tried to opened the door, before leaving the area; at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday at 8 Villa Lane and 3 Magnolia Terrace. Police checked the area for possible drug activity.

A report of a disturbance at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Redberry Lane.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 1:18 a.m. Wednesday at 6 Orchard Terrace. A caller reported a gray sedan parked and occupied by several youths. The caller thought they might be up to no good. Police reported the people involved agreed to stay inside the residence for the rest of the night.

Fire

A report of a brush fire at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday at Springs Pond. A caller reported he could see a large camp fire across Springs Pond. Police reported they could not find the fire.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday at 35 Veterans Memorial Drive. A caller reported a vandalized car. Police reported there are no suspects.


REVERE

Arrests

Hernan Gavidia, 47, of 651 Beach St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday.

Daniel J. Hanlon, 30, of 60 Putnam St., East Boston, was arrested and charged with speeding, OUI drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Noe A. Hernandez, 41, of 651 Beach St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 3:46 a.m. Tuesday on Revere Street. Diana L. Ciulla, 63, of 505 Revere Beach Blvd., Apt. 1, was summoned for two counts of leaving an accident scene after property damage and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle; at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday on Reservoir Avenue; at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday on Copeland Circle.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday on Beach Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday at Hill School on Park Avenue; at 6:46 p.m. Tuesday at Target on Furlong Drive; at 11:31 p.m. Tuesday on Harris Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Beach Parkway.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 2:28 p.m. Tuesday on Suffolk Avenue.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday on Pearl Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday on Salem Turnpike. A caller reported a chair fell off a car and she drove into it. Police reported two cars drove into a chair that fell off of a sedan. Police removed the chair from the road.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 2:19 a.m. Wednesday on Pratt Overpass. The fire department reported locating a small fire on top of the cliffs and they were relocating to the shops of Saugus. Two small brush fires were reported and extinguished.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Juliana Gonzalez, 34, was arrested and charged with impeded operation and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:46 p.m. Tuesday at 120 Puritan Road.

Jean Montess, 90

SWAMPSCOTT — Mrs. Jean (Douglas) Montess, 90 years, of Swampscott, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in a local nursing home. She had been living at her home in Swampscott independently until December of 2016.

Born in Saugus on Aug. 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Florace (Grant) Douglas. She was raised in Saugus and Lynn and had lived in Swampscott for most of her years.

Mrs. Montess was employed as a secretary for Liberty Mutual Insurance. In her early years, she enjoyed tap and hula dancing, ice skating, photography and filming home movies. Also, she was a talented artist in painting and drawing. Recently she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing and Sudoku puzzles. She was an avid reader as well. Throughout her life she was devoted to her church, The Mother Mary and Jesus Christ. She loved to visit the Our Lady of LaSalette Shrine in Ipswich and the St. Therese Carmelite Chapel in Peabody. The Holy Rosary was her solace. Above all she loved her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan J. (Montess) Dunleavy and husband Justin (Judd); and her grandsons, Justin Dunleavy II, Ethan Dunleavy and Connor Dunleavy of Marblehead. She is also survived by her sisters, Beatrice Mills of Lynn, Florrie Allen of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Nancy Cox of North Andover and Marilyn Levesque of Lynn. She also leaves several beloved nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late June (Douglas) Patscheider, Harold and Joseph Douglas.

Service information: A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead. Memorial visitation will also be on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St., Lynn, from 9-10:30 a.m., prior to her memorial service. Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

Police log: 4-19-2017

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LYNN

Arrests

Rodrigue Abellard, of 73 Washington St., Arlington, was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, witness intimidation and violation of an abuse prevention order at 12:27 p.m. Tuesday.

Jose Chilel Sandoval, 27, of 451 Essex St., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday.

Antone Holland, 37, of 92 Walnut St., Peabody, was arrested and charged with trespassing, violation of the city knife ordinance, Class B drug possession and on warrant charges of failure to stop/yield and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 10:17 p.m. Monday.

Adam Konopka was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of destruction of property and disturbing the peace at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday.

Jonathan Loper, 18, of 172 Linden Ave., Malden, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance and trespassing at 5:21 p.m. Monday.

Crystal Madden, 32, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday.

Terrence Murphy, of 70 Burroughs Road, North Reading, was arrested on a warrant charge of disorderly conduct at 11:42 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:10 p.m. Monday on Central Avenue; at 7:07 p.m. Monday at 242 Boston St.; at 10:53 p.m. Monday at 138 Franklin St.; at 7:24 a.m. Tuesday at MBTA Garage at 985 Western Ave.; at 12:06 p.m. Tuesday on Johnson Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:44 p.m. Monday on Market Square.

A report of an assault and battery at 9:14 p.m. Monday on Market Street; at 11:01 a.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Street.

A report of an assault at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:15 p.m. Monday at 69 Lynnway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:38 p.m. Monday at 70 Lafayette Park; at 6:23 p.m. Monday at 9 Evans Lane; at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday at 526 Western Ave.; at 3:38 a.m. Tuesday at 54 Sheridan St.; at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday at 9 Rockmere Gardens; at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at 26 Essex Circle

A report of a gunshot at 4:48 p.m. Monday at Goldfish Pond on Lafayette Park.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:19 p.m. Monday on Boston Street.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 7:21 p.m. Monday on Ellis Street; at 5:22 a.m. Tuesday at 526 Western Ave.

A report of a larceny at 8:46 p.m. Monday at 31 Franklin St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday at 9 Milton St.

Police log: 4-18-2017


LYNNFIELD

Arrests

Jaime H. Avendano, 62, of 41 Bow St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 10:53 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:52 p.m. Saturday at Post Office Square; at 6:53 p.m. Saturday on Route 128 Southbound, Exit 43; at 10:53 a.m. Sunday at 8 South Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:31 p.m. Monday at Center Market at 588 Main St.; at 11:28 p.m. Monday at 71 Forest Hill Ave.

Fire

A brush fire was reported at 4:46 p.m. Saturday at Christmas Tree Shop at 28 South Broadway.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:40 p.m. Friday at Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St. A caller reported a painting was missing from his father’s room; at 4:34 a.m. Monday at 18 Lakeview Ave. A stolen iPhone was reported.


PEABODY

Arrests

Jorge L. Gonzalez Jr., 41, of 44 Tracey St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:48 a.m. Monday at 24 Fulton St. and 1 Dennis St.; at 12:16 p.m. Monday at Peabody Shell at 85 Lynnfield St.; at 2:34 p.m. Monday at South Peabody Liquor Mart at 87 Lynnfield St.; at 2:52 p.m. Monday at Terrace Estate Garages at 152 Shore Drive; at 3:45 p.m. Monday at CVS at 174 Main St.; at 4:06 p.m. Monday at 300 Andover St.; at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday at Peabody Car Wash at 27 Central St.; at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday at 2 Technology Drive.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:54 a.m. Tuesday at 20 Hawthorne Circle. A caller reported her purse was missing from her vehicle.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:19 a.m. Monday at 9 Donna St.; at 10:44 a.m. Monday at New England Meat Market at 62 Walnut St.; at 3:32 a.m. Tuesday at 15 Eisenhower Road.

A report of suspicious activity at 4:43 p.m. Monday at 278 Newbury St. A child was reportedly riding around the park on a 4-wheeler; at 8:10 p.m. Monday at 17 Pleasant St. A caller reported multiple people yelling and screaming at him as he was pulling into his driveway; at 4:06 a.m. Tuesday at 23 Rose Circle. A caller reported a man in a pick-up truck with scrap metal in the bed entering multiple private properties.

Fire

A report of a fire inside of an apartment at 3:26 p.m. Monday at 13 Overlook Trail. Police reported the fire was contained in the oven and had been extinguished. There was smoke in the building.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:29 p.m. Monday at Brooksby Village at 301 Brooksby Village Drive. A caller reported a past theft of a large collection of jewelry; at 10:34 p.m. Monday at 440 Jubilee Drive. A caller reported their scooter was stolen, the neighbor chased the people down who stole it, and they abandoned the scooter, and took off. Police reported two teenagers attempted to steal the moped.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday at 26 Paleologos St.


REVERE

Arrests

David A. Cardenas, 35, of 636 Park Ave., was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and operating recklessly so as to endanger at 11:36 p.m. Saturday.

Blake Lee Coughlin, 23, of 22 Lawton Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested on warrants at 10:11 p.m. Monday.

Antonietta C. Giugliano, 36, of 669 Saratoga St., was arrested and charged with larceny at 3:45 p.m. Friday.

Louis M. Guido, 54, of 176 Broadway, Apt. 2A, was arrested on a warrant at 2:17 a.m. Friday.

Walter Alexander Maldonado, 20, of 119 Atlantic Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, nighttime breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, malicious destruction of property and resisting arrest at 10:16 p.m. Monday.

Kevin M. McDonald, 32, of 905 Saratoga St., Apt. 1, East Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 8:43 p.m. Friday.

Joshua Mendez-Ramos, 20, of 1028 North Shore Road, Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with assault and battery and on a warrant at 8:10 p.m. Sunday.

Jose A. Munoz-Gomez, 25, of 447 Eastern Ave., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with two counts of failure to stop for a police officer while operating a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger, operating a motor vehicle without a license and unregistered motor vehicle at 5:22 p.m. Friday.

Brunilda Petushi, 35, of 800 Governors Drive, Apt. 8, Winthrop, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 7:52 p.m. Friday.

Alexandra Robinson, 32, of 35 Cutler St., Winthrop, was arrested on warrants at 11:46 p.m. Saturday.

Daniel C. Vasconcelos, 42, of 30 Eustis St., Apt. 2R, was arrested and charged with operating after a suspended license or right to operate, leaving an accident scene with personal injury/no death and crosswalk violation at 6:59 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:57 a.m. Friday on Brown Circle; at 4:42 p.m. Friday at Mass General Hospital on Ocean Avenue; at 6:17 p.m. Friday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 7:17 p.m. Friday on American Highway; at 12:04 a.m. Saturday at Darque Tan on American Legion Highway; at 8:49 a.m. Saturday at McDonald’s on Squire Road; at 12:29 p.m. Saturday on Squire Road; at 2:20 p.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 4:15 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 4:35 p.m. Saturday at Sabella’s Ravioli on Broadway; at 7:56 p.m. Saturday at New Revere Police Station on Revere Beach Parkway; at 11:36 p.m. Saturday on Park Avenue; at 2:36 p.m. Sunday at Fiores Market on Revere Street; at 3:59 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America on American Legion Highway; at 12:45 p.m. Monday at Marina Restaurant at the Wharf on North Shore Road. Joseph L. Pescione, 30, of 21 Wadsworth Ave., Apt. 2, was summoned for OUI drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle; at 1:40 p.m. Monday at Sunoco on North Shore Road; at 3:56 p.m. Monday on Joey Road; at 6:59 p.m. Monday at Mountain Avenue and Broadway; at 11:53 p.m. Monday on North Shore Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:29 p.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop on Squire Road. Maria S. Nascimento, 46, of 123 Vernal St., Apt. 3, Everett, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving an accident scene after property damage.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 12:34 a.m. Saturday on Broadway.

A report of an assault at 12:42 p.m. Monday on Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:24 p.m. Saturday at St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street.

A report of a breaking and entering at 11:20 p.m. Sunday on North Shore Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:14 a.m. Friday at Shipwreck Lounge on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 10:23 a.m. Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Squire Road; at 11:22 a.m. Friday on Shirley Avenue; at 12:51 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 7:48 p.m. Friday on Glover Drive; at 12:51 a.m. Saturday on Orvis Road; at 12:55 a.m. Saturday on Thornton Street; at 1:27 a.m. Saturday on Bosson Street; at 2:33 a.m. Saturday on Ocean Avenue; at 11:13 a.m. Saturday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 2:24 p.m. Saturday at McKinley School on Yeamans Street; at 5:53 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens on Broadway; at 6:36 p.m. Saturday at Revere Fire Department Central Station on Broadway; at 7:25 p.m. Saturday at Revere Housing Authority on Harris Street; at 10:35 p.m. Saturday on Winthrop Avenue; at 11:20 p.m. Saturday at Rumney Flats on Ward Street; at 4:28 a.m. Sunday at Fr Brennan Hall on Winthrop Avenue; at 10:10 a.m. Sunday at Joe’s Market on Squire Road; at 5:06 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 8:10 p.m. Sunday on North Shore Road; at 9:58 p.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue; at 11:10 p.m. Sunday on School Street; at 11:24 p.m. Sunday on Florence Avenue; at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street; at 1:09 a.m. Monday at Sammy’s Patio on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 2:02 a.m. Monday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 3:02 a.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue; at 3:32 a.m. Monday on Sumner Street; at 8:47 a.m. Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street; at 1:49 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 3:43 p.m. Monday on Fenno Street; at 8:12 p.m. Monday on Tuttle Street; at 8:58 p.m. Monday at Drive-In Diner on Lee Burbank Highway.

A report of a deceased whale at 12:26 p.m. Friday on Eliot Circle.

A report of shots fired at 10:39 p.m. Sunday on River Avenue; at 10:11 p.m. Monday on Sargent Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:03 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street.

A report of a robbery at 9:21 p.m. Sunday at Wonderland Convenience Store on North Shore Road.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 4:44 a.m. Monday at IHOP on Squire Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:59 p.m. Friday at Revere Karate Academy on Broadway.

A report of vandalism at 6:44 p.m. Friday at Little League Park on Winthrop Avenue; at 8:54 p.m. Friday on Bellingham Avenue; at 8:43 a.m. Sunday on School Street; at 3:35 p.m. Sunday on Taft Street; at 5:21 p.m. Monday on Suffolk Avenue; at 8:53 p.m. Monday on Revere Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Sophat Kem, of 23 Flint St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 8:28 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:29 a.m. Friday at Eastern Bank at 605 Broadway; at 4:31 a.m. Sunday at 52 Summer St.; at 7:56 p.m. Monday at Home Depot at 564 Broadway

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:13 p.m. Friday at U-Haul Co. of Boston at 66 Broadway

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:23 p.m. Friday at Walnut and Spring streets; at 9:54 a.m. Sunday at Lincoln Avenue and Ernest Street

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 3:43 p.m. Monday at Breakheart Reservation at 117 Forest St. Two purses were reported stolen after a car break-in

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:29 a.m. Saturday at 2 Biscayne Ave. A caller reported waking up to the sound of her window breaking and hearing footsteps take off. The caller was unaware of how many people were involved and could not provide any suspect information; at 6:39 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Cemetery on Winter Street. A caller reported a man appeared to be taking flowers off of gravestones. Police reported the man was cleaning the area around his late relative’s grave; at 4:20 a.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven at 32 Hamilton St. A caller reported a man in a blue BMW had been following him and attempted to strike his car; at 5:27 p.m. Sunday at 6 Elizabeth Court. A caller reported an unknown man was walking through her backyard. When she confronted him, he ran away. Police were unable to find the man.

A report of a disturbance at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at Fox Hill Yacht Club at 114 Ballard St. A caller reported a man in his 40s was punching the walls inside the building and then left. Police were unable to find the man; at 6:08 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 10:26 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 2:35 a.m. Sunday at 25 Stillings Road; at 9:03 p.m. Sunday at Kowloon Restaurant at 948 Broadway; at 11:02 p.m. Sunday at Prankers Pond; at 11:13 p.m. Sunday at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 595 Broadway; at 6:46 p.m. Monday at 1201 Broadway; at 8:42 p.m. Monday on Cliff Road.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 5:01 p.m. Saturday at 239 Walnut St. A dumpster fire was reported; at 8:26 p.m. Sunday at Prankers Pond at 7 Cliff Road. A small fire around the pond was extinguished; at 11:04 a.m. Monday on Scotts Mill Court. A caller reported a smouldering pile of mulch.

A report of a fire investigation at 8:21 p.m. Monday at 17 Hammersmith Drive. A caller reported seeing an explosion in the pond behind his house.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:44 p.m. Monday at Super Petroleum at 1330 Broadway A caller reported her wallet was stolen and someone rented a car in her name after the theft.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:49 a.m. Saturday at 38 Fairchild Ave.; at 2:54 a.m. Monday at 5 Tuscan Ave. A caller reported a brick was thrown through his window from a grey vehicle with four occupants. Police reported a car was vandalized, along with two house windows.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Kathy Sheehan, 63, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, license not in possession, leaving the scene of personal injury, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, OUI liquor second offense and failure to use care starting at 3:17 p.m. Monday.

Wendy Bergstrom, 51, was arrested and charged with uninsured motor vehicle/trailer and unregistered motor vehicle at 6:01 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 2:24 p.m. at Eastern Bank at 405 Paradise Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:30 a.m. Monday at 500 Puritan Road.

Swampscott set to strut its stuff

ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Glenn Kessler, organizer for Swampscott’s Got Talent, practices the song “Cinnamon Girl” by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Swampscott will be showing off its talent next month.

The fifth annual “Swampscott’s Got Talent” show will be Sunday, May 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Swampscott High School. Tickets are $7 at the door. The show is open to all ages, and expands beyond Swampscott residents to include those who work in or for the town, but who might live elsewhere.  

Tryouts are May 1 and 2 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the high school. A dress rehearsal will be Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

“I think it’s a great community event,” said Swampscott resident Glenn Kessler, who organizes the talent show. “There’s a lot of emphasis in town on sports and that’s understandable. But I think there’s a lot of talent that we have here that people don’t know about.”

Some of the proceeds from the show, including ticket and food sales, and donations from local businesses, will be benefit the Class of 2018, and Media Arts and Media Literacy.

Kessler, who has been organizing the show by himself for the past two years, said half of the proceeds will go toward the Gary Sinise Foundation, a nonprofit which benefits veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Sinise is an actor who played Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump, among other movie and television roles.

“We’re fortunate enough to live in a beautiful town like this,” said Kessler, 64. “But most of us haven’t had to deal with having to go to war or having to put their lives on the line as first responders … By giving back to an organization like this that helps people that have protected us and defend us, I think that’s something that the town and the kids in the class can all be very proud of.”

Lynn could be one of the ‘top spots to live’

Kessler, who also performs in the show with his band, Gerry and the Atrics, said the event usually raises $2,000 to $2,500. He’s hoping that with the addition of the Gary Sinise Foundation as a beneficiary, more organizations will want to donate more.

Kessler said the show started as an idea from the Recreation Commission, when he was a member. The event was run by the commission for two years, and was continued by Kessler and David Van Dam, a selectman at the time, before Van Dam dropped out.

Kessler’s daughter, 16-year-old Mallory Kessler, a junior at the high school, co-produces the show and also serves as stage manager.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Mallory Kessler said. “It actually raises a lot of money for charity and for our class.”

There are usually 20 to 22 acts in the show, which are mostly dancers, singers and musicians. In the past, acts have ranged from a young girl who sang a song from the Disney movie, Frozen, to senior citizens line dancing, Kessler said. He said the goal is for people’s faces to hurt from smiling so much.

“We do live in a small town and there’s just a lot of hidden talent out there, and you never know,” Kessler said. “From year to year, it’s always different.”


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

Police log: 4-18-2017

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

Timothy Taylor, of 7 Rantoul Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of armed robbery and larceny from person at 11:13 a.m. Monday.

Karen Vasquez, 29, of 130 Lewis St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 12:18 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:34 p.m. Sunday at 5 Lowell St.; at 4:20 a.m. Monday at 19 Lafayette Park; at 12:50 p.m. Monday at 177 Chatham St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:06 p.m. Sunday at 307 Curwin Circle; at 11:08 p.m. Sunday at Holyoke and Myrtle streets; at 12:16 a.m. Monday at 15 Parkland Ave.; at 11:44 a.m. Monday at 546 Lynnfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:11 p.m. Sunday at 26 Waitt Road; at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Broad and Green streets; at 4:16 p.m. Sunday at 559 Western Ave.; at 10:01 p.m. Sunday at Adams and Rockaway streets; at 10:23 a.m. Monday at Nahant Rotary at 1 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 12:53 p.m. Monday on Western Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:48 a.m. Sunday at 104 Newhall St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:43 a.m. Monday at 28 Lincoln St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:57 a.m. Sunday at 58 Estes St.; at 6:07 p.m. Sunday at 161 Broad St.; at 12 a.m. Monday at 85 Alley St.; at 1:20 a.m. Monday at 35 Washington St.; at 1:21 a.m. Monday at 124 Central Ave.; at 1:26 a.m. Monday at 137 Broad St.; at 2:20 a.m. Monday at Tech Field at 80 Neptune Blvd.; at 4:03 a.m. Monday at 29A Mall St.; at 2:44 p.m. Monday at 751 Lynnway.

A report of a gunshot at 3:09 p.m. Sunday at 25 Exchange St.; at 5:33 p.m. Sunday at 75 Marion St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 8:19 p.m. Sunday on Farrar Street; at 10:14 p.m. Sunday on Lockwood Road; at 12:59 p.m. Monday at Greystone Park and Lynn Shore Drive.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:06 a.m. Sunday at 4 Regent Place; at 12:08 p.m. Sunday at 149 Walnut St.; at 9:22 a.m. Monday at 108 Gardiner St.; at 1:26 p.m. Monday at 780 Lynnway.

Police log: 04-17-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of a couple all over each other at 7 p.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue. A caller reported he witnessed a couple “all over each other and exposing themselves in the process.” He wanted someone to check it out and have them stop. The couple appeared to be in their late teens. Police reported the couple was leaving the beach and nothing was going on.

A report of a man hiding behind a tree at 10:38 p.m. Sunday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported he could “see a man hiding behind a tree and he has no business being there.”

A report of tapping at the door at 2:10 a.m. Monday on Locust Street. A caller reported hearing tapping sounds at the front or her back of her residence. She didn’t see anyone. She went downstairs and turned the lights on, and the tapping sounds continued. Police spoke with the resident and reported it was a skunk.


PEABODY

Arrests

Kelley Lyn Guillette, 43, of 33 St Anns Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to wear a seat belt at 1:08 p.m. Friday.

Walter Maldonado, 40, of 136 Denson St., Apt. 1, Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 6:34 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:04 p.m. Friday at Bank of America at 189 Andover St.; at 5:40 p.m. Friday at Petco at 10 Sylvan St.; at 6:33 p.m. Friday at 23 Driscoll St.; at 9:02 p.m. Friday at Main and Foster streets. One person was taken to Salem Hospital; at 9:32 a.m. Saturday at 2 Walnut St. and 3 Central St.; at 11:50 a.m. Saturday at 39 Cross St.; at 10:44 a.m. Sunday at Four Season Cleaners at 37 Margin St.; at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at CVS at 637 Lowell St.; at 5:19 p.m. Sunday at Wendy’s on Dearborn Road; at 11:23 p.m. Sunday at 9 Driscoll St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:43 a.m. Monday on Walnut Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:18 p.m. Saturday at 4 Forest St. Bryson Poland, 21, of 27 Union St., Apt. 1, Hillsboro, New Hampshire, was summoned for malicious destruction of property and nighttime building breaking and entering for a felony.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:10 p.m. Friday at Four Star Service at 134R Newbury St.; at 8 p.m. Friday at 44 Holten St. and 6 Pleasant St.; at 8:09 p.m. Friday at 5 Pleasant St.; at 10:03 p.m. Friday at 5 Bragg St.; at 8:23 p.m. Saturday at 1 Belfast St. A distraught woman reported she had some money missing. Amber Marie Williams, 23, of 271 Chatham St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was summoned for unarmed robbery and larceny from person; at 9:20 p.m. Saturday at Carraba’s Restaurant at 1A Newbury St. A caller reported being involved in a fight with his coworker. Joshua S. Silva, 27, of 34 Riverview Road, Gloucester, was summoned for two counts of assault and battery; at 9:42 p.m. Saturday at 2 Market St. and 115 Russell St.; at 1:24 a.m. Sunday at 111 Foster St.; at 4:18 a.m. Sunday on Hardy Street; at 8:46 p.m. Sunday at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St.; at 9:07 p.m. Sunday at 89 Endicott St.; at 10:13 p.m. Sunday at 10 Holten St.; at 12:50 a.m. Monday at Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St.; at 5:28 a.m. Monday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.; at 5:31 a.m. Monday at 34 Sherman St.; at 5:48 a.m. Monday at Pilgrim Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center at 96 Forest St.

A report of suspicious activity at 6:07 p.m. Friday at Peabody House at 18 Walnut St. A caller reported a suspicious “bucket” in the lobby. Police reported an officer had already removed the bucket; at 4:19 p.m. Sunday at Tedeschi Food Shops at 598 Lowell St. A caller reported that a man was reaching for something inside. The caller reported being nervous because of they thought it might have been a gun based on the actions of the person; at 7:38 p.m. Sunday at 7 Hilltop Drive. A caller reported an ongoing issue regarding youths in the neighborhood hitting his fence was lacrosse balls.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 11:36 p.m. Friday on Overlook Trail. Police reported the person overdosed on sleeping pills and was taken to Salem Hospital.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:27 p.m. Friday at Puritan Lawn Cemetery at 185 Lake St. A caller reported a bronze vase was stolen from her father’s grave site; at 1:36 p.m. Saturday at Puritan Lawn Cemetery at 185 Lake St.; at 9:31 p.m. Sunday at Sunoco at 144 Newbury St. A caller reported a wallet was stolen. A wallet containing two credit cards, along with $500 was stolen.


SWAMPSCOTT

Assaults

A report of an assault at 9:39 p.m. Sunday on Cherry Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 10:29 p.m. Sunday at 33 Cherry St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:30 a.m. Monday at 500 Puritan Road.

Baseball: Barnard leads Rams over Big Blue

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David Barnard tossed a complete game and went 1-for-4 at the plate in a Classical win Monday.

By MIKE ALONGI

The Lynn Classical baseball team was clicking on all cylinders on Patriots Day morning, taking down Northeastern Conference foe Swampscott, 7-2, on the road to remain undefeated at 4-0.

David Barnard had a big day on the mound and at the plate, tossing a complete game and giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits with eight strikeouts and also going 1-for-4 with a run scored. Herbie Newton went 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs scored and a two-run home run and Andrew Moccia went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a big two-run double to break the game open in the seventh inning, while Tyler Way (2-for-4) and Kevin Durant (2-for-3) each had one RBI.

For Swampscott (2-1), Luke Marshall went six innings on the mound and gave up 10 hits. Ryan Graciale went 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Louis Olivieri (1-for-4), David Peterson (1-for-3) and Spencer Perkins (1-for-3) each had a hit in the loss.

Classical will visit Salem on Wednesday, while Swampscott will travel for a road game against Medford on Wednesday.

Lynn English 9, Winthrop 6

Julio Figuereo got the win on the mound in relief for English on Monday, and he also had two RBI at the plate to help lead his team. Figuereo came on in relief of starter Geraldo Rojas, who pitched the first five innings. Rojas also had two hits and two RBI in the win. Dax Billingsley got the save for the Bulldogs.

English (3-1) will take on Gloucester at Fraser Field on Wednesday.

St. John’s Prep 5, Lincoln-Sudbury 0

Casey Bussone got the win on the mound for the Eagles, tossing a complete game shutout with six strikeouts. Andrew Selima had two hits and two RBIs and Joe Muzio also had two hits.

St. John’s has a quick turnaround with a road game against Chelmsford this afternoon.

Beverly 8, Saugus 7

Mike Urbanski got the win in relief for the Panthers (3-1), pitching three innings out of the bullpen. Spencer Brown had a big day with two doubles and a single, but the biggest hit came from pinch-hitter Jesnel Soto, who hit a game-changing double in the seventh inning.

Beverly will go up against Danvers at home on Wednesday.

Peabody 9, Malden 0

Behind a big bat from Chris Gillen and some lights-out pitching, the Tanners remained undefeated after blanking Malden on Monday. Gillen went 3-for-5 with four RBI to pace the offense, while Pat Maguire got the win on the mound with five innings pitched. Maguire and reliever Will Diezemann combined for a two-hitter in the win.

For Malden (1-3), relief pitcher Kyle Twomey had an impressive performance, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up just four hits and one earned run with six strikeouts. Malden will take on Swampscott on Wednesday.

Salem 15, Everett 14

Salem will host Lynn Classical at Bertram Field on Wednesday.

Swampscott teachers sign for 3.5% raise

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — After more than a year of negotiations, the Swampscott Education Association (SEA), or the teacher’s union, and the school committee have come to an agreement on a three-year teachers’ contract with a 3.5 percent raise.

The union successfully ratified the agreement two weeks ago, which was unanimously approved by the school committee last Wednesday. The contract outlines a 1 percent retroactive raise for the 2016-17 school year, 1 percent for 2017-18 and a 1.5 percent increase for 2018-19.

“I couldn’t be happier that the teachers’ contract was ratified unanimously by the school committee,” Superintendent Pamela Angelakis said in an email. “It has been a long 17 months of negotiations for both sides. It’s time to put all of the hurt feelings behind us and continue to move this district forward, and as always, we will do it together.”

The contract includes an early retirement incentive, which was sought by both sides, and the creation of a health and safety advisory committee, according to Carin Marshall, school committee chairwoman.

She said the committee was on the minds of many people, including teachers, parents and the rest of the school district, “to keep the health and safety of everybody in our buildings in mind.” The committee will be made up of one SEA representative from each building and up to five appointees by Angelakis, according to the contract.

The retirement incentive would go into effect upon confirmation of at least six teachers giving notice of intent to retire under the program by April 13. As of last week, Angelakis said there have been eight members who signed up under the program, exceeding the minimum.

Teachers, with at least 12 years of service in the district, receive a single payment of $15,000 and receive any end of year longevity payment which they have earned. Amy O’Connor, school committee vice-chair, said the incentive allows the school district to hire new teachers at lower salaries.

Marshall said “this is the result of a year-and-a-half-long arduous, but ultimately fruitful endeavor that we worked very hard on, both sides.”

Nancy Hanlon, SEA president, could not be reached for comment on the ratification of the contract after numerous attempts by phone and email.

The teachers’ union turned down a proposed contract in January, issuing a statement on Facebook at the time about why they “overwhelmingly rejected” it. The SEA said there was no language in the contract to protect the professional autonomy and educators’ judgment, and no language giving educators sufficient voice in school-based decisions.

As part of the statement, the union also questioned the “dramatic change in statement” of the school district’s budget deficit, which was reported as “$1.6 million at the start of mediation when salary bargaining was underway and was…pegged at $275,000 after a tentative agreement had been reached.”

Hanlon issued a separate statement to The Item at the time that the contract rejection was based on several factors, the least of which was monetary, and that the SEA thought that teachers were not being treated with respect as professionals.

Contract negotiations continued as school officials struggled to achieve a balanced budget while initially facing a $1.722 million spending gap. Officials were able to reduce that gap to $275,000 through salary and expense reductions, but were still faced with the unpopular scenario of potentially eliminating free all-day kindergarten.

Ultimately a balanced budget was achieved through an increase in town allocation to the school department and further expense reductions, and free full-day kindergarten was saved.

Town and school officials have said that 80 percent of the school budget is already devoted to salaries and that contractual increases are outpacing the revenue the town could give to the schools. Before opting to increase town allocation by $200,000 more than was initially projected, town officials argued they would not advocate for allocating more funds to the school department if it would potentially go toward payroll, rather than keeping programs.

O’Connor echoed that sentiment. She said contractual increases take up so much of the school budget that it disallows them from doing other things, and cuts have to be made in other places, such as program updates and maintenance of buildings.

In addition to cost of living increases each year, teachers also get paid step (determined by the number of years a teacher is there) and lane (furthering education may trigger an increase in pay) increases. Teachers can also earn money through stipends from extracurricular and other responsibilities, O’Connor said.

O’Connor said, like the 1.5 percent raise the school committee gave the superintendent, “we would have loved to have given significantly higher raises,  but with the town finances how they are, this was really the maximum of how much we could give, based on how much the cost of all our contracts take up from the budget.” She said all contracts, in addition to the teachers, such as those for custodians, secretaries and other personnel, make up that 80 percent figure.

‘We’re really happy that after 17 months of very difficult negotiations, we’ve come to a contract agreement that both the teachers’ union and the school district is happy with,” said O’Connor. “We think it reflects a good working relationship between the administration and its valuable teachers.”


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

Police log: 04-17-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Allison Avagianos, 35, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle at 4:56 a.m. Sunday.

Ieisha Clements, 34, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and operating with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender at 4:52 a.m. Sunday.

Cecilia Gutierrez, 20, of 34 Tudor St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and drug possession with intent to distribute at 6:02 a.m. Sunday.

Patrick Lynch, 48, of 58 Estes St., was arrested and charged with trash/litter, Class B drug possession, Class C drug possession, Class E drug possession and destruction of property at 11:24 a.m. Sunday.

Theodore Meserve, 26, of 282A Bryant St., Malden, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and unregistered motor vehicle at 11:51 p.m. Friday.

Diane Nelson, 47, of 156 Linwood St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery on a police officer at 10:11 a.m. Sunday.

Ronald Spraglin, 29, of 508 E 27th Ave., Pine Bluff, Arkansas, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 4:05 p.m. Saturday.

David Torres, 27, was arrested and charged with violation of the open container law and on warrant charges of three counts of trespassing at 9:59 a.m. Sunday.

Lawrence Walker, 45, of 134 Williams Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, number plate violation to conceal and Class B drug possession at 11:49 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:59 p.m. Friday at Hood and Spencer streets; at 5:19 p.m. Friday at Broad and Market streets; at 10:41 p.m. Friday at 608 Western Ave.; at 10:55 p.m. Friday at Brightwood Terrace and Essex Street; at 10:55 p.m. Friday on James Street; at 2:58 a.m. Saturday at 428 Broadway; at 12:42 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 1:32 p.m. Saturday at 36 Walden St.; at 3:44 p.m. Saturday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 4:32 p.m. Saturday at 23 Linwood Road; at 5:03 p.m. Saturday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 6 p.m. Saturday at 85 O’Callaghan Way; at 10:17 p.m. Saturday at 18 Rockingham St.; at 3:07 a.m. Sunday at 44 Cherry St.; at 5:20 a.m. Sunday at 129 Empire St.; at 6:10 a.m. Sunday at 41 Laighton St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 2:13 p.m. Friday at McDonald’s at 567 Lynnway; at 3:51 p.m. Saturday at 796 Boston St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:27 a.m. Saturday at 190 Hamilton Ave.; at 2:13 a.m. Sunday at 39 New Park St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:29 p.m. Friday on Circuit Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:48 a.m. Sunday at 104 Newhall St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:37 p.m. Friday at 501 Washington St.; at 4:46 p.m. Friday at 381 Western Ave.; at 6:49 p.m. Friday at 50 Western Ave.; at 7:52 p.m. Friday at 201 Essex St.; at 8:03 p.m. Friday at 201 Essex St.; at 11:52 p.m. Friday at 30 Surfside Road; at 12:32 a.m. Saturday at 104 Newhall St.; at 1:43 a.m. Saturday at 30 Franklin St.; at 6:46 a.m. Saturday on Lafayette Park; at 8:02 a.m. Saturday on Essex Circle; at 3:43 p.m. Saturday at 100 Willow St.; at 4:19 p.m. Saturday at 307 Eastern Ave.; at 5:41 p.m. Saturday at 409 Lynnway; at 8:53 p.m. Saturday at 164 Essex St.; at 11:49 p.m. Saturday at Knights of Columbus Hall at 177 Lynnfield St.; at 12:07 a.m. Sunday at 88 Mall St.; at 1:06 a.m. Sunday at Boston and Cedar streets; at 1:40 a.m. Sunday at 856 Western Ave.; at 3:40 a.m. Sunday at 856 Western Ave.; at 3:57 a.m. Sunday at 9 Salem St.; at 4:03 a.m. Sunday at 209 Fayette St.

A report of a gunshot at 7:25 p.m. Friday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 2:50 a.m. Sunday at Sagamore and Washington streets.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:36 p.m. Friday at 2 Market St.; at 9:50 p.m. Friday on City Hall Square; at 11:18 a.m. Saturday at McDonald’s at 60 Boston St.; at 5:29 p.m. Saturday at 230 Broadway; at 8:19 p.m. Saturday at 123 Jefferson St.; at 2:51 a.m. Sunday at 6 Wardwell Ave.; at 8:06 a.m. Sunday at 4 Regent Place.  

A report of motor vehicle theft at 8:34 p.m. Saturday at 330 Lynnway.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:20 p.m. Friday at 44 Fernwood Ave.

A report of vandalism at 8:26 p.m. Friday at 55 Laighton St.; at 5:59 p.m. Saturday at 9 Evans Lane; at 12:53 a.m. Sunday at 154 Jenness St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Rockaway Avenue and Humphrey Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a shed broken into at 8:05 p.m. Saturday on Old Salem Road. A caller reported that the realtor dealing with his mother’s vacant house noticed the shed was broken into. He stated the broker didn’t think anything was taken and he was unsure himself.

Complaints

A report of baseballs hitting the house at 1:56 p.m. Saturday on Gerald Road. A caller complained that two baseballs had hit her house already that day. When there is a baseball game going on at the lower field at MHS, she is unable to use her yard for fear of falling baseballs. She said last year, two windows were shattered and the town paid to repair them. In the past, her son’s bedroom was shattered, along with her bedroom window. She was nervous because her kitchen window doesn’t have a screen. She stated she thinks there should be a tall net up along the length of the fence that parallels the tracks and will be in touch with the school department.

A report of a disturbance at 9:37 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street.

Theft

A report of a skateboard taken at 5:32 p.m. Saturday on Elm Street. A caller reported her son’s skateboard was taken while they were playing at the playground.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrests

Franciely Pereira, 28, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and motor vehicle lights violation at 2:35 a.m. Saturday.

Ariel Yoffe, 26, was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation, speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor at 12:02 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:25 p.m. Friday at Qdoba Mexican Eats at 1016 Paradise Road; at 3 p.m. Friday at 224 Salem St.; at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Stop & Shop at 450 Paradise Road; at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fish House at 431 Humphrey St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:37 p.m. Saturday at Humphrey Street and Lynn Shore Drive.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:35 p.m. Friday at 19 Young Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Bank at 405 Paradise Road; at 7:43 p.m. Saturday at Duncan Terrace and Superior Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:43 a.m. Saturday at 168 Humphrey St.

Roundup: Classical baseball remains undefeated

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Sean Devin went 3-for-4 with three RBI in Saturday’s Classical win over Newburyport.

By HAROLD RIVERA

 

The Lynn Classical baseball team improved to 3-0 with a 9-4 win at Newburyport Saturday.

Christian Burt led the Classical offense, going 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBI, two steals and a run. Sean Devin went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Herbie Newton added two RBI.

George Dimis started for the Rams on the mound and tossed 2 1/3 innings. Jonathan Nicosia followed in relief and threw 3 2/3 innings with five strikeouts.

Nicosia earned the win. Andrew Moccia followed Nicosia for the final three outs of the game to seal the win.

At 3-0, Classical coach Mike Zukowski feels the team is in a good place but the upcoming week will bring a tough schedule for the Rams. Classical battles Swampscott today.

“It’s nice to be 3-0,” Zukowski said. “We definitely can improve on some things. We have a tough week coming up. We have Swampscott (today). We just have to take things one game at a time.”

St. John’s 10, Haverhill 9

At St. John’s, the Hillies were one out away from a win,  but Chris Francoeur had other plans. Francoeur delivered with a 2-run walk off single in the bottom of the seventh to give the Eagles their fourth win of the season.

The Eagles received strong games from Dan Frey, who totalled four RBI and hit two home runs. Frank DiOrio also homered for the Prep.

The Eagles (4-1) visit Lincoln-Sudbury today.

“We’re 3-0 in the Catholic Conference and 4-1 on the season,” Eagles coach Dan LeTarte said. “That’s a good place to be. We’ll take that.”

Marblehead 7,English 3

The Magicians scored the first four runs of the game, but English rallied with three in the fourth to make it a one-run game at 4-3. Marblehead pulled away in the later innings to ice the win. Drew Gally tossed the first four innings and was relieved by his brother, Chris.

Braden Haley went 2-for-3, as did Chris.

“Overall the kids played well as a team,” Magicians coach Mike Giardi said. “We were able to do some nice things. English is always in the game, they swing the bats well and put the ball in play. I’m really happy with the effort from our team.”

Marblehead visits Gloucester today. English is also back in action today, at Winthrop.

BOYS LACROSSE

Chelmsford 13, Peabody 1

The lone goal for the Tanners was scored by Colby Therrien.

Peabody’s Stephen Ell came through with the assist on the goal. The Tanners, still in search of their first victory of the season, also received an outstanding performance from goalie Jake DeStefano. The netminder recorded 18 saves in the losing effort. Tanners coach Tony O’Donnell also credited John Najjar for a strong game on the defensive end. “Chelmsford’s a quality team,” O’Donnell said. “They’re 5-0 and they beat Billerica earlier in the season. They’re a top-tier team in Division 1.”

The Tanners hope to bounce back on Tuesday when they host North Reading. “We showed a much better effort in the second half,” O’Donnell said. “Chelmsford played zone and we took a lot of shots.”

Fenwick 7, Swampscott 6

John Cataldo scored the winning goal for the Crusaders, on his second score of the win. The Crusaders improved to 3-3 with the win. Fenwick visits Medford Friday. Swampscott hosts Lynn today.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Beverly 13, Swampscott 2

The Big Blue dropped a tough one to the Panthers at home. Swampscott’s two goals were scored by Maggie DiGrande and Mary Miles.

Peabody 10, Dracut 5

The Tanners were led by a stellar offensive performance from Lauren Wolff, who logged four goals and two assists in the win. Chloe Gizzi scored three goals and dished an assist in her first game of the season.

Olivia Kiricoples scored two goals, Kristen Bradley scored a goal and Abigail Ryder dished an assist. Alyssa Shashaty, Ali Demeo, Kelly Crotty and Carla Payania led the Tanners on defense.

Goalie Gianna Denisco recorded 11 saves. Peabody improved to 3-1 on the season and hosts Quincy Tuesday.

 

 

Beatrice L. Fenochetti Yasi, 92

SWAMPSCOTT — Beatrice Louise Fenochetti Yasi was born at home in Somerville, Jan. 29, 1925, and passed away peacefully at home in Swampscott, April 11, 2017, at age 92.

In Somerville High, she painted, played piano, danced ballet, and was the captain of her award winning tennis team.

Summering with relatives in Nahant, she met her future husband the late Hon. Robert L. Yasi. He was a B-24 pilot at age 19 so the couple endured the separation of WWII. Then they were married June 15, 1946, and enjoyed over 50 years together living in Swampscott. They were blessed with five children, nine grandchildren, a large extended family, and countless lifelong friends.

Summer family vacations consisted of camping along the Saco River in Conway, N.H. Country club camping she called it because the campground had electricity, hot showers, and shuffleboard courts. Everyone loved to float on air mattresses down the Saco River to the covered bridge. In later years, the couple bought a cabin nearby and visited their children and grandchildren camping by the river.

Her devotion to her church and prayer was evident throughout her life. And like her mother before her, if any item went missing, her sure cure was a prayer to St. Anthony.

And no accounting of her life would be complete without including “The Bridge Club”.

In addition to her family mentioned above Beatrice is predeceased by her mother Marie Clara (Vignali) Fenochetti and father Peter J. Fenochetti and her older brothers Ernest and Herbert. The family lovingly acknowledges Bea’s extended family, living and deceased, who are too numerous to mention. She is survived by her son Robert Yasi, daughter Bonnie Yasi-Balzotti, son-in-law Joseph Balzotti, son Peter, daughter-in-law Kari (Hansen) Yasi, son Paul, daughter-in-law Maureen (Fair) Yasi, son John and daughter-in-law Barbara (Lynch) Yasi. She is also survived by her nine beloved grandchildren PJ, Elise, Jenn, Molly, Petie, Alli, Maggie, Jake and Sedona.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held at SOLIMINE Funeral Home located on 67 Ocean St. (Rte. 1A) in Lynn on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 4-7 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. John’s the Evangelist Church on Humphrey Street in Swampscott.

Burial will follow immediately after the church service in the Swampscott cemetery. Thereafter a celebration of Bea’s life will take place at Tedesco Country Club located on Tedesco Street in Marblehead, MA. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

 

Swampscott sizes up rail trail plan

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A map shows the path of the planned Swampscott Rail Trail. 

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Residents got a chance to sound off on plans to convert abandoned railroad tracks into a community rail trail on Thursday night with opponents citing safety, privacy, wildlife and cost concerns. Proponents say the trail provides health benefits and a safe, alternative mode of travel.

Residents packed a room at Swampscott High School for an informational meeting on the rail trail, with heated comments and questions fielded by Peter Kane, director of community development, who started off the discussion with a presentation.

Elizabeth Pappalardo, an abutter of where the trail would be, said her concern was not just about privacy with people making use of it near her property. Her backyard has become home to wildlife, she said, and she sees deer, foxes and skunks. She said she was concerned for the animals who would be displaced.

Pappalardo said she and other neighbors may not be comfortable having swing sets in their backyards, with people cruising through Salem and Marblehead, as the trail would link to the ones in those two communities. She was worried about safety, saying she wouldn’t be able to have her kids in the backyard by themselves any more.

“We’re asking for your help to protect our children, privacy, safety and our town,” Pappalardo said.

Jonathan Leamon, a Swampscott resident, said he is in favor of the trail. As a bicycle rider, he said it’s pretty much a downer when the trail comes into Swampscott and just ends. He argued that the incidences of crime along the rail trails is actually down.

“My goal is to have a rail trail in my lifetime,” Leamon said. “Now that I’m retired, I’d really like to ride on it while I can still ride a bicycle.”

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

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

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

Town officials met with National Grid representatives in 2014 and 2015, who were believed to be the sole owners of the easement wanted by the town for the trail. Officials said the town had previously been in discussions to acquire the easement from the company for little to no cost, but it has since been learned that National Grid doesn’t appear to own all of the land. Through a title process, numerous owners have been identified, which could include abutters.

The two-plus mile trail would run from the Swampscott Train Station to the Marblehead line at Seaview Avenue connecting with the Marblehead Rail Trail, which also links to trails in Salem. The 10-feet wide trail would cross Paradise Road, Walker Road and Humphrey Street and then go into Marblehead, officials said.

The rail bed, where National Grid power lines run to Marblehead, has been vacant since the 1960s, when the Marblehead railroad branch shut down. It was sold to National Grid’s predecessor.

The town has full rights to the area that separates the ballfields behind the middle school and the middle school. The town would have to acquire the remainder of the easement for recreational use.

Warren: Unless we fight, they won’t believe us

Brian Maloney said he was one of the abutters who thinks that he owns land on part of the easement the town is looking to acquire. He said he has legitimate concerns about crime at his house. There have been breaking and enterings up and down the path, he said. Another abutter, who didn’t want to share his name, said he had been robbed three times, and the way the people got access was through the trail.

Maloney said he was also a father of three children and said “I never would have bought this house if I knew this was the case.” He had also grown up in the house, which has been in his family for three generations.

Town Meeting has voted for the creation of the trail on four separate occasions, including three times since 2002, Kane said. In 2009, Town Meeting gave the town the authority to use eminent domain for a recreational easement, but didn’t allocate the funds for that process.

“After 17 years, we sit here tonight,” said Paul Dwyer, an abutter. “We’re going to bet $850,000 that we may be able to finish this with donations.”

Not all abutters were against the trail.

“I don’t have any concerns,” said Frances Weiner. “I welcome the trail.”

Weiner said she was not afraid of being killed on the rail trail. She said she was more afraid of being killed on her bike riding to the rail trail.

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

Man loses his foot after SUV-motorcycle crash

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A crash between a motorcycle and an SUV on Humphrey Street left a pair with severe injuries.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTTThe two motorcycle riders injured after police say an SUV veered into their lane and struck their oncoming bike are now in stable condition, Swampscott Police Sgt. Tim Cassidy said.

The 51-year-old man driving the motorcycle Tuesday afternoon lost a foot from the accident. A tourniquet had to be applied to his leg by a local resident and he was taken by helicopter to Tufts Medical Center, Cassidy said.

The 40-year-old female passenger on the bike had surgery on her leg. She was taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital, Cassidy said.

Veering SUV hits pair on motorcycle, police say

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Humphrey Street at Salem Street, a woman in her mid-70s drove her SUV into the opposite lane, police said, striking the motorcycle. After the crash, her vehicle hit a stone wall. The man and woman were ejected from the bike.

The woman driving the SUV was taken to Salem Hospital to be checked for injuries. No charges have been filed on her.

The accident remains under investigation.


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

Police log: 4-14-2017

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

Raelyn Barrett, 31, of 45 Tudor St., was arrested on warrant charges of leaving the scene of property damage and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 11:20 a.m. Thursday.

Brian Chandler, of 41 Light St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery and refusing to produce DNA database sample at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday.

Courtney Feeley, 28, of 1000 Loring Ave., Salem, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on warrants at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday.

Sixto Lopez-Nolasco, 38, of 20 New Park St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 7:11 a.m. Thursday.

Lawrence Morrison, 54, of 33 High St., was arrested and charged with larceny from a building at 3:10 p.m. Thursday.

Julio Toro, 45, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut and Howard streets; at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Chestnut streets; at 6:47 p.m. Wednesday at 50 Goodridge St.; at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 5 Union St.; at 10:03 p.m. Wednesday on Casco Road; at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at 24 Dexter St.; at 2:51 p.m. Thursday at East Boston Savings Bank at 335 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday at 182 Alley St.; at 12:56 p.m. Thursday at Brimblecom Street and Western Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 12:32 p.m. Thursday at Joyce and Union streets.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday at 35 Walnut St.; at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday at South Common and Shepard streets; at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday at 9 Lyman St.; at 5:38 p.m. Wednesday at 43 Cottage St.; at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday at 50-52 Newhall St.; at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday at Green Tea at 751 Lynnway; at 11:53 p.m. Wednesday at 150 Walnut St.; at 12:57 p.m. Thursday at DPW Garage & HQ at 250 Commercial St.; at 1:34 p.m. Thursday at Silsbee and Union streets; at 3:03 p.m. Thursday at Dental Office at 160 Market St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Boston St.; at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday at 120 Broad St.; at 12:40 p.m. Thursday at State Street Liquors at 44 State St.

A report of a robbery at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday at 86 Lewis St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday at 227 Eastern Ave.; at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at 229 Curwin Circle.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:44 a.m. Thursday at 9 Milton St.; at 2:28 p.m. Thursday at Washington Street and Western Avenue.

Police log: 4-13-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Anthony M. Stone, 25, of 51 Broughton Road, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 8:28 p.m. Wednesday.

Complaints

A report of an elderly woman in traffic at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday at Jersey and Shepard streets. A caller reported an elderly woman in a hot pink outfit jumping out into traffic attempting to catch a ride. Police couldn’t find the woman.


PEABODY

Arrests

Jorge L. Gonzalez Jr., 41, of 44 Tracey St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with daytime building breaking and entering for a felony, larceny from a building and on a warrant at 1:56 p.m. Thursday.

Jennifer Guarino, 34, of 44 Tracey St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with daytime building breaking and entering for a felony and larceny from a building at 1:56 p.m. Thursday.

Michelle M. Mackenzie, 56, of 7221 Crane Brook Way, was arrested on warrants at 9:32 a.m. Thursday.

Christopher D. Tilley, 49, of 60 Harrison Ave., was arrested on a warrant at 12:21 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday at 485 Lowell St.; at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Emery St. and 80 Prospect St.; at 5:32 p.m. Wednesday at Bertucci’s Pizza at 15 Newbury St.; at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday at 564 Lowell St. A head-on collision was reported; at 10:03 p.m. Wednesday on Lynnfield Street; at 6:19 a.m. Thursday at 56 Washington St.; at 10:16 a.m. Thursday at 12 Wallis Ann Road and 22 Sutton St.; at 2:59 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Church at 140 Lynn St.; at 3:47 p.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 162 Washington St.; at 4 p.m. Thursday at 36 Prospect St. and 2 Tomah Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday at 44 Keys Drive.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Johnson St.; at 1:56 p.m. Thursday at 1 Andover Drive. A caller reported two people breaking and entering at 2 Andover Drive Building B. Police reported having two suspects stopped on Tracey Street. Jorge L. Gonzalez Jr., 41, of Peabody, and Jennifer Guarino, 34, of Peabody, were arrested.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday at 7 School St.; at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Oak St.

A report of suspicious activity at 12:58 p.m. Thursday at 278 Newbury St. A caller reported holes in the back of his trailer, possible from a BB gun. Police reported two BB holes in the shed

A report of gunshots at 1:40 p.m. Thursday at Just In Time Cafe at 2 First Ave. A caller reported she heard gunshots in the area. Police reported the sound was likely coming from the construction at 5 Fifth St. They are repairing the roof and when they drop the material, it is making a banging sound.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday at T.J. Maxx at 300 Andover St.; at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday at Police Department at 6 Allens Lane. A person walked into the station to report a theft; at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at Latitude’s at 194 Newbury St. A caller reported his gym bag was stolen from the locker room; at 3:23 p.m. Thursday at Speedway at 545 Lowell St.


REVERE

Arrests

Johnnie E. Martin, 18, of 54 Baxendale Road, Apt. 2, Brockton, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, possession of burglarious tools and malicious destruction of property at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday.

Victor Joseph Russo, 52, of 35 Warren St., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, OUI liquor third offense and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:36 a.m. Wednesday at Price Rite on Squire Road; at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday at Railroad Street and Lee Burbank Highway; at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bennington Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 7:56 p.m. Wednesday on Winthrop Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:31 a.m. Wednesday on Reservoir Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:12 a.m. Wednesday at 7-Eleven on North Shore Road; at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday on Orr Square; at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday at Wonderland Auto on North Shore Road.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 1:21 a.m. Wednesday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday on Ward Street.

Theft

A report of auto theft at 4:39 p.m. Wednesday on Shirley Avenue.

A report of larceny from a car at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday at Buonfiglio Funeral Home on Revere Street; at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday at Vertuccio Funeral Home on Broadway.

A report of a larceny at 9:02 p.m. Wednesday at Luberto’s Pastry Shop on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 12:27 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue; at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway; at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday on Broadway.

 

Swampscott looks to fill Hadley needs

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Pictured is Hadley Elementary School Principal Stacy Phelan.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — School officials are forming a search committee to find the next principal of Hadley Elementary School after Stacy Phelan’s resignation earlier this month.

Phelan, 49, a Lynn resident who had been principal for the past three years, resigned after she accepted a job on March 31 at Lowell Elementary School in Watertown. She told The Item on Monday that one of her main reasons for leaving was because of the poor condition of the Hadley School building.

She will be at Hadley until June 30, and starts her new position the following day.

Anne Marie Condike, director of curriculum for Swampscott Public Schools, is forming the search committee, which will include three Hadley School parents/guardians and three Hadley staff members. The director of student services, and the principals from Stanley and Clarke elementary schools will also be on the interview team, Condike said.

The first round of interviews for the next principal will be during the first two weeks of May from 3 to 7 p.m. After a second round, two to three finalists will be selected, who will interview with the full teaching staff. A smaller subcommittee will conduct a site visit at each finalist’s school and they will interview with Swampscott school superintendent Pamela Angelakis. The position was posted online last Friday and as of Wednesday afternoon, there have been 12 applicants, Condike said.

“I think we have a very comprehensive interview process,” Condike said. “We want to make sure we get someone who is a really good fit for the Hadley School community.”

Phelan said the Hadley building has been very difficult to manage, because of the maintenance. Phelan said she wanted to focus on teaching and learning, and “while that is very much what we want here in Swampscott,” the building itself has taken her away from a lot of that work. Despite the building’s challenges, she said Swampscott has been a wonderful, rich community to work in.

On Tuesday, Angelakis released a lengthy statement about the resignation, calling Phelan a “passionate instructional leader who will be missed not only as part of my leadership team, but also in the community.  

“We, as educators, go into this business for the love of teaching and learning,” said Angelakis’ statement. “Curriculum and instruction is at the heart of our work. Spending time in classrooms, supporting teachers and students and analyzing data to increase student achievement is where our passions lie.

“The day-to-day management of a typical building with student and staffing issues is enough to get in the way of this work as a building principal. However, when you are trying to manage a building that is more than 100 years old, where the majority of your time is spent working with the district and facilities staff, it can become very frustrating.

“Losing a principal of Stacy’s caliber with her many skills and talents is truly unfortunate. Our community needs to understand that our school district will continue to lose talented and skilled leaders who are passionate about educating our children if we do not tackle the issue of our significantly deficient elementary facilities. Our students, teachers and principals deserve so much more than what we are currently providing.”

Ruggiero denied Peabody superintendent post

School officials in Swampscott are actively trying to replace Hadley School, the oldest school building in town. Angelakis recently submitted two statements of interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority. Hadley School was the primary submission, with the intent for replacement and a new building. The statement for the middle school was intended for renovation, school officials said.

School Committee members responded to Phelan’s reason for resigning at their meeting  Wednesday night, and clarified what the principal does to manage the building. Committee member Suzanne Wright said Phelan is not actually “putting the hard hat on” with maintenance or managing the construction workers. She said the school system has a facilities director for that.

“What’s taking her time is having to shuffle kids around to different spaces and plan her testing in other locations and writing letters to parents and dealing with sort of that kind of fallout, which is taking her time,” Wright said. “So, I think people need to understand we do have a facilities person. We committed to an awful lot of money in our maintenance budget to try to stay on top of a lot of stuff because we do know it’s hard for the teachers and the administration to sort of keep themselves safe and all the kids safe and everything. We appreciate how taxing that is.”

Chairwoman Carin Marshall said the resignation puts the focus on the need for a new school.

“It brings up the bigger need of a new school and that is something that we’ve been working on, meaning the school committee and the school district,” said Marshall. “Individually, we’ve all been beating this drum for how many years. This is not new. It might seem new to some people who are reading these articles or hearing about this and wondering why more isn’t being done. Man, we’re trying. At the last meeting, we approved the statement of interest. We’re in the program. We’re trying. An entire project was already voted down once. We’re trying to make this happen as a school district and as a town.”

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

 

Next steps for Swampscott rail trail

SWAMPSCOTT — Plans to convert abandoned railroad tracks into a community rail trail will be outlined in a public forum at the Swampscott High School cafeteria Thursday at 7 p.m.

A second informational meeting on the rail trail will be Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in room B129 at the high school.

“It’s just to learn more and to also be part of the next step of bringing the rail trail to town,” said Peter Kane, director of community development.

Town officials said in a press release it’s been years in the making, but the next big step to making the Swampscott Rail Trail a reality will take place during Town Meeting May 15.

The Board of Selectmen have unanimously sponsored a warrant article requesting $850,000 to be used for the design and engineering of the trail location within the National Grid corridor, as well the legal fees and costs for acquisition of the easement rights, as previously reported in The Item.

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

Kane said the meetings will give a history of the rail trail process, what the actual process is going forward, show the plan of the relative location of the trail, and discuss how the money will be used.

Complaints roll in over ‘obnoxious’ soup smell

The two-plus mile trail would run from the Swampscott Train Station to the Marblehead line at Seaview Avenue, connecting with the Marblehead Rail Trail, which also links to trails in Salem. The 10-feet wide trail would cross Paradise Road, Walker Road and Humphrey Street and then go into Marblehead, officials said.

The rail bed, where National Grid power lines run to Marblehead, has been vacant since the 1960s, when the Marblehead railroad branch shut down. It was sold to National Grid’s predecessor.

The town has full rights to area that separates the ballfields behind the middle school and the middle school. The town would have to acquire the remainder of the easement for recreational use.

The trail was identified as a priority in the Open Space & Recreation Plan in 2013 and last year in the Master Plan process. Town Meeting has approved the creation of the trail on three separate occasions, officials said.

Visit www.swampscottrailtrail.org for information on the rail trail and Town Meeting warrant article.

 

Police log: 4-13-2017

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

Kemoni Boone, 18, of 24 Judson St., Malden, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 12:48 p.m. Wednesday.

Joshua Boulay, 31, of 51 Main St., Ipswich, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and on warrant charges of two counts of larceny, daytime breaking and entering for a felony,  assault with a dangerous weapon and receiving stolen property at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday.

Philip Goodwin, 36, of 32 Elizabeth St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 8:06 a.m. Wednesday.

Jaquan Kendrick, 18, of 87 West Main St., Marlborough, was arrested and charged with drug possession with intent to distribute at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Joan Ortiz, of 17 Stone Place, was arrested on a warrant charge of threat to commit a crime at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Michael Potorski, 53, of 12 Carlton St., Salem, was arrested on warrant charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and breakdown lane violation at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Taylore Spring, of 16 Border St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and destruction of property at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Jonathan Zepeda, 23, of 67 Lake St., Waltham, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday at 80 Boston St.; at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 577 Walnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Commercial St.; at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday at English High School at 50 Goodridge St.; at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday at Bay View Avenue and Hollingsworth Street; at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday at 72 Eastern Ave.; at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at Waitt and Western avenues; at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday on South Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday at 124 Broad St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday on Lewis Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 6:54 a.m. Wednesday on Morris Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at 186 Williams Ave.

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:02 a.m. Wednesday at 555 Summer St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:37 p.m. Tuesday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Bowler and Chestnut streets; at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday at 4 Brightwood Terrace; at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday at 77 Green St.; at 9:24 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Myrtle streets; at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday on Waterhill Street.

A report of a gunshot at 12:36 a.m. Wednesday at Lido Cafe at 106 Federal St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 9:13 p.m. Tuesday on Winnepurkit Avenue; at 12:57 a.m. Wednesday on Lynnfield Street.
Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Andrew St.; at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at 26 Lawton Ave.; at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday at Public Library at 5 North Common St.; at 8:47 p.m. Tuesday at Broad and Newhall streets; at 9:19 p.m. Tuesday at 57 Rogers Ave.; at 10:46 a.m. at 121 Franklin St.; at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday at 76 Fays Ave.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at 905 Western Ave.

Police log: 4-12-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday on State Street. A caller reported a “sketchy male,” who may have been intoxicated, was talking to himself and swaying; at 9:34 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street.  A caller reported that a man approached him asking for money and stated that he would need more money to get to Boston. When the caller said no he said he needed to get to Framingham. The caller stated that when he left the man, it appeared he was “talking on the phone and looking into cars.”

A caller reported that her neighbor directly behind her was using loud power tools, working on his boat at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday on Jersey Street. Police reported the man was sanding his boat and agreed to stop for the night.

PEABODY

Arrests

Austin M. Belanger, 20, of 5 Hobart St. Apt. 1, Danvers, was arrested on a warrant at 11:54 p.m. Monday.

Brandon D. Dixon, 30, of 16 Littles Lane, Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday.

Khiry Jamal Murray, 26, of 3 Kingsley Terrace, Apt. 6, Lynn, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, shoplifting by asportation, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, possession of a firearm or ammunition in a dwelling and leaving a firearm in a vehicle at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:02 p.m. Monday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210S Andover St.; at 9:31 p.m. Monday at 7 Summit St. and 33 Centennial Drive; at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Circle on Lynnfield Street; at 7:47 a.m. Wednesday at 550 Lowell St. and 232 Newbury St.; at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday on Lowell Street Court; at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday at 485 Lowell St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:52 p.m. Tuesday at Big Y at 637 Lowell St.; at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday on Summit Street; at 10:02 a.m. Wednesday at The Cheesecake Factory at 210C Andover St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:33 a.m. Tuesday at 261 Newbury St.; at 2:22 p.m. Wednesday at 6 Johnson St.  

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:13 p.m. Monday at Lahey Health & Medical Center at 1 Essex Center Drive; at 11:54 p.m. Monday at Bill & Bob’s Roast Beef at 2 Central St.; at 2:22 a.m. Tuesday at Tannery Gardens at 111 Foster St.; at 2:52 a.m. Tuesday at 8 Ashford Trail

A caller reported her cat was struck in a tree at 8:27 a.m. Tuesday at 13 Brown St. Police suggested she call ARL for assistance, since they do tree rescue; at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday at Champions’ Pub at 114 Foster St.; at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday at 26 Benevento Circle; at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Railroad Ave. and 2 Central St.; at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday at Tedeschi Food Shops at 115 Main St. Two men causing a disturbance was reported. Khiry Jamal Murray, 26, of Lynn and Brandon D. Dixon, 30, of Peabody, were arrested; at 4 a.m. Wednesday at 21 Caller St.

A caller reported her neighbor allows her dog to roam off the leash, use her lawn as a bathroom, and does not pick up the waste at 12:43 p.m. Tuesday at 8A North Central Court. A citation warning was issued to the woman, along with a copy of the leash law, waste removal law, license application and an order to license within seven days.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:49 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Greenwood Road. A caller reported a man attempted to gain entry to her back slider and fled towards Welcome Street. The man was found at 2 Welcome St. and had previously registered as a solicitor; at 10:02 p.m. Tuesday at 6 Colonial Road. A caller reported people were going through the garage next door when the homeowner was not home. Police reported the people were emptying the garage of the resident, who was incarcerated. They were told to leave for the night and come back during normal hours

A report of disorderly conduct at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday at 286 Newbury St. A caller reported that there was a man in the driveway with a rifle and a woman was yelling at him. Police reported the weapon was a gun. The caller called again and stated the rifle was in a blue barrel under a pizza box. The man was taken to Salem Hospital. Police took possession of three BB guns and they were placed into safe keep. David Zachary Ramos, 22, of 286 Newbury St., Apt. 151, was summoned for disturbing the peace.

Fire

A report of confirmed flames and smoke at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vasilios Church at 5 Paleologos St. Police reported the flames were out, and a possible picture had been too close to the candle.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6:19 p.m. Monday at Victoria’s Secret at 210V Andover St. A manager reported a theft on Saturday of 84 bras, valued at approximately $30,000; at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday at T.J. Maxx at 300 Andover St.


REVERE

Arrests

Dimitri Duvinard, 23, of 156 Salem St., Apt. 2, was arrested on a warrant at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Thomas M. Lanzilli, 36, of 113 Orleans St., Apt. 1, East Boston, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 6:11 p.m. Tuesday.

Lisa Rossetti, 47, of 36 Roosevelt St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday at Sunoco on North Shore Road; at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday at North Shore Road and Shirley Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday at Easy Pie on Squire Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday on Overlook Ridge Terrace.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:52 a.m. Tuesday on Fenno Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday at Prospect House on Reservoir Avenue; at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday at Fenno and Borden streets; at 4:06 p.m. Tuesday on Howard Street; at 5:44 p.m. Tuesday on Revere Street; at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday on Cooledge Street; at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday on Agatha Street; at 10:43 p.m. Tuesday on Rumney Road.

Theft

A report of an armed robbery at 3:03 a.m. Tuesday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Terrace.

A report of larceny of property at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday on North Shore Road.

A report of bicycle theft at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday at Vin’s Auto Service on American Legion Highway.

A report of vandalism at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday on Cooledge Street.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Sawyer Aleman, of 47 Hamilton Ave., Apt. 3, Lynn, was arrested and charged with impeded operation (texting) and operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license at 5:03 p.m. Tuesday.

Andrew J. Brown, of 14 Milton St., was arrested on a warrant at 3:45 p.m. Monday.

George Leo Goodwin Jr., of 38 Waban St., was arrested and charged with nighttime vehicle breaking and entering for a felony, possession of a burglarious instrument, receiving stolen property, possession of a sword, saber, weapon or knife in excess of 2 and a half inches and larceny at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:51 a.m. Monday at Saugus Smile at 302 Central St. A caller reported a truck into a building. Police reported the vehicle clipped the building with minor structural damage. There were no injuries; at 5:42 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Main Street; at 5:56 p.m. Tuesday on Walnut Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:26 p.m. Monday on Broadway. An accident involving a tractor trailer and a motor vehicle was reported; at 2:14 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Avenue and Guild Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday at Ballard Street and Salem Turnpike.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at 455 Essex St. A caller reported a man looking into multiple vehicles. He was reportedly on a bike hearing into Saugus with multiple bags. George Leo Goodwin Jr., of 38 Waban St., was arrested.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 2:06 p.m. Monday at 7 Ledgewood Road. A caller reported he found a pistol magazine with live ammunition in it; at 9:46 p.m. Monday at 99 Central St.; at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at 75 Vine St. A caller reported the abandoned building across from Pennybrook Garden at 75 Vine St. appears to have been broke into.

A report of a disturbance at 5:15 p.m. Monday at Walmart at 770 Broadway. A caller reported two people arguing in a big, brown truck with no license plates in the front parking lot. Police reported there was only one man involved, who was upset about the customer service he received in the store.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 11:42 a.m. Monday at 12 Herbert Ave. A caller reported a small brush fire in the back of the home which had been exposed to the rear of the home.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday on Danvers Road; at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday at 925 Humphrey St.; at 7:24 p.m. Tuesday at 14 Railroad Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at 153 Paradise Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at 89 Redington St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday on Humphrey

Michael J. Fletcher, 84

SWAMPSCOTT — Michael Joseph Fletcher, Swampscott, was an NYPD homicide detective, veteran of the U.S. Army, devoted father, and grandfather. He passed away at the age of 84, Thursday, March 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in NYC on Aug. 5, 1932, he was the oldest of five children to his parents, Michael and Annie, both immigrants from Ireland.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, earning an honorable discharge in 1951. He entered the New York City Police Department in 1954, eventually earning a Gold Shield and becoming a NYPD homicide detective, a job he truly coveted. He retired from the NYPD in 1984 and eventually joined the security team at Long Island Jewish Hospital where he would remain until 2010. He lived out his remaining years on the shores of Swampscott with his friends and family. While living in Swampscott Mike enjoyed the company of good friends, his dog Angus, the Patriots, watching public television, sitting on the beach and following the activities of Gov. Charlie Baker.

He married Patricia (McNeill) Fletcher in 1957 and raised their four children on Long Island, N.Y. His loving daughter Patricia Fletcher passed away in 1998. He leaves three children, Mary Ellen Fletcher, Catherine Fletcher and Michael Fletcher, his daughter-in-law Annemarie Fletcher, and three loving grandchildren: Cortney Fletcher, Michael Joseph Fletcher, and Morgan Fletcher. He also leaves his sister Kathleen Kenney, brother Tom Fletcher, sister-in-law Eileen Fletcher and countless nieces and nephews.

Service information: A Celebration of Life will be held, Sunday April 23, 1 p.m. at Tedesco Country Club, 154 Tedesco St., Marblehead MA.

Veering SUV hits pair on motorcycle, police say

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
A crash between a motorcycle and an SUV on Humphrey Street left a pair with severe injuries.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — A man and woman suffered severe leg injuries after an SUV veered into their lane and struck their oncoming motorcycle on Tuesday afternoon, Swampscott police said.

The Swampscott Police and Fire Departments, along with Atlantic Ambulance responded to the accident on Humphrey Street at Salem Street around 2:30 p.m.

A woman in her mid-70s drove her car into the opposite lane, striking the motorcycle. After the crash, the car hit a stone wall. The driver of the motorcycle, a 51-year-old man, and a 40-year-old female passenger were both ejected from the bike, Police Sgt. Tim Cassidy said.

Both motorcycle riders suffered severe leg injuries, but the man’s were more serious. A tourniquet had to be applied to his leg by a local resident to control the bleeding. He was taken to Stanley Elementary School and medflighted to Tufts Medical Center with what could be life-threatening injuries. The woman was taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital, Cassidy said.

His two cents worth — literally

The woman driving the car was taken to Salem Hospital to be checked for injuries. No charges have been filed yet on her, Cassidy said.

The accident is under investigation by the Swampscott Police Accident Reconstruction Team and the State Police Accident Reconstruction Team.


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

His two cents worth — literally

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Bruce Rideout shows off his two cent check.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

LYNN — When the U.S. Department of the Treasury sent Bruce Rideout a check for two cents, he set out to ask his friends for theirs.

“First, they all laugh,” said Rideout, 79. “The second thing is always ‘do you know how much it cost them to send this check?’”

Rideout said he received the check two days ago and has been carrying it around ever since, showing it to just about everyone he has encountered.

They earned it, chief says of new firefighters

A retiree of the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission and  a U.S. Air Force veteran, Rideout said he already received his income tax refund and his monthly pension; both were directly deposited into his checking account. He has not contacted and does not plan to contact the Department of the Treasury or the Department of Veterans Affairs, which was listed on the stub, to ask why he received the money.

“It’s unique,” he said.

So unique, Rideout visited FastFrame in Swampscott’s Vinnin Square to have a custom frame made. He plans to hang the check in his Lakeview Place home, he said. The frame was priced at $82.15.


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

 

Divers search Foster Pond for evidence

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Authorities are on scene at Foster Pond in a search for evidence.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

SWAMPSCOTT Divers took to Foster Pond to recover evidence from a home invasion that occurred in Salem about a month ago.

Swampscott Police Sgt. Tim Cassidy said detectives from the department are working with the Salem Police Department to search the pond. Authorities believe someone threw an item, which he declined to identify, into the pond following the invasion.

“They received information that something was in there,” Cassidy said. “That someone had thrown something, maybe evidence, in there.”

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Several residents, including Fisher Avenue resident Chris Miles, were initially alarmed by the large truck labeled Salem Police Special Operations and police in diving equipment. Miles said he asked a police officer on scene.

“He said the neighborhood is safe and that they were helping Salem investigate a case,” he said.

Cassidy said police will return later in the week to continue the search.

“It was a little murky today so (divers will) try to go back,” he said.


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

Police log: 4-12-2017

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

Jillian Manalaysay, 33, of 40 Beacon Hill Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and motor vehicle lights violation at 3:23 p.m. Monday.

Norman Phillips Jr., 52, of 38 Neptune St., was arrested on a warrant charge of 8:44 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:11 p.m. Monday at Pine Grove Cemetery at 145 Boston St.; at 5:07 p.m. Monday at 146 Washington St.; at 8:20 p.m. Monday at 88 Franklin St.; at 9:34 p.m. Monday at 430 Chestnut St.; at 8:21 a.m. Tuesday at Federal and Marion streets; at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnway and Surfside Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:20 p.m. Monday at Broadway and Richardson Road; at 8:17 p.m. Monday on Franklin Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:24 a.m. Tuesday at 90 Rockaway St.; at 12:16 p.m. Tuesday at Wendy’s at 116 Boston St.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 11:36 a.m. Monday on Lyman Street.

A report of an assault and battery at 5:06 p.m. Monday on Central Avenue; at 10:13 p.m. Monday on West Green Street; at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday on Central Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:04 p.m. Monday at Thurgood Marshall Middle School at 19 Porter St.; at 6:53 p.m. Monday at 14 Quincy Terrace.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:12 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Goodridge streets; at 11:02 p.m. Monday at 23 Lexington St.; at 11:56 p.m. Monday at 40 Arlington St.; at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday at 3 Moulton St.; at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday at Harris Road and Lynnfield Street; at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Circle Ave.; at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at 37 Breed St.

Theft

A report of motor vehicle theft at 10:54 a.m. Monday at 837 Lynnway; at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at 837 Lynnway.

A report of a larceny at 12:48 p.m. Monday at 526 Western Ave.; at 1:14 Monday at 270 Union St.; at 1:18 p.m. Monday at 65 Boston St.; at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 9:22 a.m. Tuesday at 29 Beacon Hill Ave.; at 10:28 a.m. Tuesday at 63 Autumn St.; at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday at 18 North Federal St.; at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday at 102 Boston St.

A report of a robbery at 8:12 p.m. Monday at Holland and Western avenues; at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at 476 Summer St.

Police log: 4-11-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 12:45 p.m. Saturday on Summer Street. One person was taken to Union Hospital; at 1:39 p.m. Sunday at 925 Summer St. and 1 Archer Lane. A motorcycle accident was reported. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 10:17 a.m. Tuesday at 771 Salem St. The person was taken to Salem Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:40 p.m. Sunday at Davio’s at 1250 Market St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of an attempted breaking and entering at 2:13 p.m. Friday at 2 Lara Lane.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 11:30 p.m. Monday at 17 Archer Lane. A caller reported two teenagers sitting on the curb and thought they were using marijuana.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:23 p.m. Friday at The Boston Sports Club at 425 Walnut St.


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:42 a.m. Tuesday at Atlantic Avenue and Central Street.

Complaints

A report of a vehicle and house egging at 11:20 a.m. Monday on Evans Road. A caller reported his home and two vehicles were egged.

A report of objects in the road at 1:54 p.m. Monday at Gregory and Barnard streets. A caller reported objects, possibly furniture, in the middle of the road.

A report of a kite surfer in distress at 6:34 p.m. Monday at Marblehead Harbor. A caller reported seeing two kite surfers and one was in distress. Coast Guard was notified. Two kite surfers were reportedly in the water near Tinkers Island and one of the kite surfers was seen down in the water trying to swim toward the gut. Police reported the kite surfers didn’t need any assistance.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 5:14 p.m. Monday on Ocean Avenue. Outside burning was reported near Goldthwait.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:15 p.m. Monday on Beacon Street. A caller reported his vehicle was vandalized and thought he knew who it was.


PEABODY

Arrests

Arao Dornela, 40, of 23 Mason St., Apt. 2, was arrested and charged with failure to display owner’s name and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license subsequent offense at 10:09 a.m. Monday.

Arthur C. Kirk Jr., 21, of 196 Washington St., was arrested on a warrant at 8:28 p.m. Friday.

Oswaldo Nolosco, 23, of 192 Franklin St., Lynn, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 12:14 p.m. Saturday.

Stanley Vallon, 24, of 89 Bowen Ave., Medford, was arrested on a warrant at 1:44 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:57 p.m. Friday at 112 Summit St. Police reported a red SUV that drove off the road into a tree. The driver was taken to Salem Hospital. Sandra Valerio, 21, of 89 Alder St., Lawrence, was summoned for OUI liquor, marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:03 a.m. Saturday on Hotel Road; at 1:21 p.m. Saturday at Starbucks at 240 Andover St.; at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at 7 Webster St.; at 1:12 p.m. Sunday at 63 Central St. and 2 Tremont St.; at 1:57 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Margin Street; at 2:01 p.m. Sunday at 3 Buford Road; at 5:39 p.m. Sunday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.; at 10:10 a.m. Sunday at 83 Tremont St. and 56 Paleologos St.; at 12:44 p.m. Monday at Higgins Middle School at 85 Perkins St.; at 2:49 p.m. Monday at 58 Lowell St. and 2 School St.; at 3:40 p.m. Monday at 11 Centennial Drive.

A report of a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle at 2:25 p.m. Monday at 2 Prospect St. and 363 Lowell St. A caller reported he was struck by a car. Police reported he didn’t have any injuries, but wanted a report.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 8:14 a.m. Monday at 21 Avalon Drive. A car was unlocked and scratch tickets, valued at $15, were taken.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:18 p.m. Friday at Brothers Deli at 11 Main St.; at 7:26 p.m. Friday at 6 Lowe St.; at 11:40 a.m. Saturday at 261 Newbury St. Michael S. Connors, 55, of 261 Newbury St., Apt. 110C, was summoned for daytime breaking and entering for a felony/person in fear and threat to commit a crime; at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at 14 North Apts at 1000 Crane Brook Way; at 12:05 a.m. Sunday at Sun Factory at 67 Foster St.; at 6:46 a.m. Sunday at 261 Newbury St. A resident reported his neighbor woke him up by pounding on his window taunting him to come outside for a fight; at 1:35 a.m. Monday at 84 Aborn St.; at 1:45 a.m. Monday at 84 Aborn St.; at 2:30 a.m. Monday at A Plus Market at 15 Central St.; at 5:30 a.m. Monday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

A report of suspicious activity at 5:44 p.m. Friday at 11 Coleman St. A caller was concerned about a white male in his 30s to 40s riding a bike, usually smoking a cigarette, apparently drunk or high. The man comes by around 4 to 5 p.m.; at 9:22 p.m. Saturday at 4 Ledgewood Way. A caller reported a suspicious man with dirty blonde hair that was walking around before tying his backpack to a light pole and walking away. Police reported the man was awaiting a taxi; at 1:41 p.m. Sunday at Lt Ross Park on Johnson Street. A person reportedly dressed as a fox was bothering the kids and parents at the playground. The 15-year-old girl was sent on her way by police.

A report of a medical emergency at 2:50 p.m. Sunday at P.F. Chang’s at 210P Andover St. A car rolled over a person’s foot. Vehicles fled the scene after hitting a car, which in turn rolled over onto a man’s foot. The person refused transport.

Fire

A report of a fire at 7:31 p.m. Sunday at 19 Styles Drive. A caller reported a fire in the firepit getting too close to a nearby gas tank.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 11:35 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. The person was taken to Salem Hospital; at 3:17 p.m. Saturday on Murray Street. A caller reported her son had taken unknown drugs and was having some sort of episode. The person was taken to Lahey North.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 10:49 p.m. Friday at Cortland Terrace at 302 Brooksby Village Drive. A caller reported he had guests over and had his checkbook stolen out of his house. Police reported the person picked up a panhandler at Walmart and brought him back to his house to do some work and the male stole the checkbook; at 12:35 p.m. Sunday at 14 Penn Road. A homeowner reported the shed lock was pried off and a bike was stolen.

A report of a stolen bicycle at 3:09 p.m. Sunday at Sports Collectibles at 14 Peabody Square. A caller reported that he was assaulted by the suspect prior to the bike being taken. Police reported that a juvenile stated that one youth known to him and three others assaulted him and stole his bicycle.


REVERE

Arrests

Deborah T. Michel, 22, of 1060 Main St., Apt. 9, Malden, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger and wanton destruction of property at 2:56 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:56 a.m. Monday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 12:14 p.m. Monday at Check Cashing on Beach Street; at 3:06 p.m. Monday on Butler Circle; at 6:58 p.m. Monday at Wendy’s on Furlong Drive; at 9:09 p.m. Monday on Copeland Circle.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 12:01 p.m. Monday at Exeter House on Charger Street; at 1:06 p.m. Monday at Walgreens on Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:21 p.m. Monday at Greater Boston Fitness on Charger Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:23 a.m. Monday on Central Avenue; at 11:51 a.m. Monday at Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street; at 12:31 p.m. Monday on Grover Street; at 10:30 p.m. Monday on Highland Street; at 10:37 p.m. Monday at Revere Housing Authority on Cooledge Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny from a motor vehicle at 8:17 p.m. Monday at Darque Tan on American Legion Highway.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 10:59 p.m. Monday on Oak Island Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 6:04 a.m. Monday on Suffolk Avenue; at 9:32 a.m. Monday at Susan B. Anthony School on Newhall Street.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:10 a.m. Monday at Farragut and Paradise roads.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:24 p.m. Monday at Panera Bread at 433 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 10:01 p.m. Monday at Boulder Way and Essex Street.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 7:46 a.m. Monday at 94 Redington St.

Swampscott principal blames building for exit

COURTESY PHOTO
Pictured is Hadley Elementary School Principal Stacy Phelan.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT – Hadley Elementary School Principal Stacy Phelan is citing the poor condition of the building as one of her main reasons for leaving for the same position at Lowell Elementary School in Watertown.

Phelan, 49, has been principal of Hadley School for three years. She will be leaving for her new job in July. During her tenure with Hadley, she said the maintenance of the building has taken up the majority of her management time.

“My leaving Swampscott is due to the fact that the building has been a very difficult building to manage due to the maintenance of the building,” Phelan said. “I always look forward to the next chapter, but it’s bittersweet because I feel like there could have been a little bit more work here before moving on, but I did feel overwhelmed by the building management.”

School officials in Swampscott are actively trying to replace Hadley School, the oldest school building in town. Superintendent Pamela Angelakis recently submitted two statements of interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority. Hadley School was the primary submission, with the intent for replacement and a new building. The statemsent for the middle school was intended for renovation, school officials said.

Angelakis could not be reached for comment.

Phelan said she wants to focus on teaching and learning, and what she likes most about being a principal is being in the classroom. “Although that is very much what we want here in Swampscott, the building itself has taken me away from a lot of that work,” she said.

Phelan said she is out of her expertise in managing the infrastructure of the building. This year, she said she’s been managing a boiler replacement project and has been focused on the structure and quality of the building, rather than the education of the students.

She learned on March 31 that she would become principal of Lowell Elementary. Despite the building’s challenges, she said Swampscott has been a wonderful, rich community to work in.

“I was looking for a larger school that has more elementary grades offered in it and (was) looking for a change based on just curriculum initiatives,” Phelan said.

Lessons learned in Malden

John Brackett, interim superintendent of Watertown Public Schools, said Phelan will be replacing Phil Oates, the interim principal of Lowell Elementary School. He said the search process started in February, and yielded about 50 applicants. Two rounds of interviews were held, first with eight candidates and then with three finalists.

“We were just very impressed with her experience both in Swampscott and her experience with various schools she served in Lynn,” Brackett said. “She brought a lot of experience and knowledge about working in different kinds of schools. We were very impressed with her leadership abilities. We found her to be extremely knowledgeable around curriculum, instruction and assessment. What we’re really looking forward to is not only her high energy and her wonderful interpersonal skills, but we’re looking forward to her instructional leadership to help Lowell School continue to move forward.

“She just rose to the top,” he continued. “From day one, we just knew that this was going to be a great match for Lowell School.”

Brackett said the school has gone through some leadership transition, and there have been four principals in five years. He said the district was looking for her to come in and bring some stability to the position, as well as really focusing on the students and continuing a strong culture of working with the parents.

Phelan lives in Lynn with her husband, Tim. They have two children, a junior and senior in college. Before her time at Hadley, she spent three years as vice principal of Connery Elementary School in Lynn. She was at the school for five years in total. Before her time at Connery, she taught in various elementary schools in Lynn. Her teaching career started in 2001.

Phelan received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Salem State University.


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

Big names at fundraiser for Northeast Arc

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Tom Gould, owner of Treadwell’s Ice Cream and Peabody city councilor-at-large, and Gabriella Foley of Swampscott are just two of the participants in Northeast Arc’s fashion show fundraiser.

Swampscott’s Kim Carrigan, host of the Boston.com Morning Show on WRKO-AM,  will host Northeast Arc’s “An Evening of Changing Lives” fundraiser on April 29 at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers.

For the first time, the event will feature more than a dozen local celebrities, dignitaries, and business leaders in a fashion show.

Each of these volunteers will be paired with individuals whose lives are changed as a result of the community’s support of the Northeast Arc’s services. They will walk the runway in clothes supplied by Brooks Brothers and the Gap at the Northshore Mall; J. Mode in Salem; Infinity Boutique in Swampscott; and lululemon.

Northeast Arc is a Danvers-based nonprofit that helps children and adults with disabilities become full participants in the community.

The event will also serve to honor Jeffrey Musman of Nahant, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

“Jeffrey has been a longtime supporter of the Arc, serving as an instrumental member and past president of our board,” said Jo Ann Simons, CEO. “Jeff’s firm has been at the forefront of employing individuals with disabilities.”

Here comes the sun in Malden

The evening will include a wine tasting by Kappy’s Fine Wine & Spirits, dinner, and an auction. Hank Morse of the Loren & Wally Show on 105.7 WROR will serve as auctioneer.

Fashion show participants include Jay Ash, Massachusetts secretary of housing and economic development; Lauren Beckham-Falcone of the Loren & Wally Show; RoAnn Costin, president of Reservoir Capital Management; Jim Ellard, CEO of New England BioLabs; Tom Gould, owner of Treadwell’s Ice Cream and Peabody city councilor-at-large; Elisa Holt, 2015 Mrs. Massachusetts; Mitch Holt of Liberty Mutual; Steve Immerman, president of Montserrat College of Art; Chris MacKenzie, office managing partner at RSM Boston; Daniel Miller, anchor and reporter at FOX 25; Quincy Miller, president of Eastern Bank; Kendra Petrone of Magic 106.7; Marty Willis, chief marketing officer of TIAA; and Mikki Wilson, director of marketing and business development at Cabot Wealth Management.

Sponsorship opportunities and tickets to the event are available.  For more information, contact Susan Ring Brown at srbrown@ne-arc.org or (978) 624-2487.

Police log: 4-11-2017

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

Kier Beveridge, 40, was arrested and charged with malicious wanton property defacement and disorderly conduct at 11:38 p.m. Sunday.

Elvin Coreano, 24, of 134 Western Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 9:16 a.m. Monday.

Corey Demille, 37, of 9 Arbutus Place, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 1:02 a.m. Monday.

Joshua Dixon, of 4 Clark Ave., Salem, was arrested on warrant charges of destruction of property, disorderly conduct and threat to commit a crime at 1:31 p.m. Sunday.

Scott Gilbert, of 18 Crestwood Circle, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny by check and Class A drug possession at 5:55 p.m. Sunday.

Davia Gunderman, of 25 Bowler St., was arrested on warrant charges of malicious damage to a motor vehicle, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, OUI drugs and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 1:23 a.m. Monday.

Guillermo Miranda-Sanchez, 31, of 127 Washington St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor at 1:18 a.m. Monday.

Brandie Pelechowicz, 34, of 56 Margin St., Salem, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Jose Rodriguez, 19, of 65 Whiting St., was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance and disguise to obstruct justice at 3:23 p.m. Sunday.

Senaida Rodriguez, of 12 Henry Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, destruction of property, assault and battery on a person over 60/disabled and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 10:43 a.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:56 p.m. Sunday at Maple Street and Western Avenue; at 4:15 p.m. Sunday on Lynn Shore Drive; at 4:39 p.m. Sunday at Chatham Street and Williams Avenue; at 4:41 p.m. Sunday at 76 Hanover St.; at 5:44 p.m. Sunday on Fayette Street; at 11:57 p.m. Sunday at 9 Breed St.; at 1:04 a.m. Monday at 4 Freeman Square.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5 p.m. Sunday at 431 Summer St.; at 6:31 p.m. Sunday at Boston and Washington Street; at 9:04 a.m. Monday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:13 p.m. Sunday at 147 Franklin St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at 7 Chase St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:48 p.m. Sunday at 4 Brightwood Terrace; at 3:37 p.m. Sunday at 77 Green St.; at 4:56 p.m. Sunday at 283 Maple St.; at 7:23 p.m. Sunday at Shaw’s Supermarket at 43 State St.; at 8 p.m. Sunday at 16 Tilton Place; at 8:11 p.m. Sunday at 429 Chestnut St.; at 8:28 p.m. Sunday at Union and Washington streets; at 9:58 p.m. Sunday at 8 Lafayette Park; at 10:07 p.m. Sunday at Johnson and Lloyd streets; at 10:31 p.m. Sunday at 50 Andrew St.; at 2:20 a.m. Monday at 1 Chase St.; at 2:24 a.m. Monday at 100 Willow St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:21 p.m. Sunday at Pine Grove Cemetery at 145 Boston St.

A report of a robbery at 2:46 p.m. Sunday at 10 Sheldon St.; at 12:17 a.m. Monday at McDonald’s at 60 Boston St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:02 p.m. Sunday on Broad Street.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:10 p.m. Sunday at 176 Fayette St.

A report of vandalism at 8:01 a.m. Monday at Drewicz Elementary School at 34 Hood St.

Police log: 4-10-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Nicholas Lemoine, 31, of 30 Exeter Road, Hampton, New Hampshire, was arrested on a warrant at 7:20 p.m. Friday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:08 p.m. Friday at May and Humphrey streets; at 4:39 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Street and Baldwin Road; at 7:06 a.m. Monday on Lafayette Street.

Complaints

A report of a lockdown drill at 9:32 a.m. Friday on Maple Street. A caller reported they were doing a lockdown drill at the school because they thought there was an intruder from the upper playground. A man broke the glass and was carrying a long, silver object, which may have been a rifle. At the time of the call, it was unknown if the man was still in the building, and may have exited the gym doors.

A report of a drug/narcotic offense at 2:06 p.m. Friday at Phillips and Devereux streets. A man walked into the station and said he just walked by a car at the corner of Phillips and Devereux and there was a pipe with pot in it in plain view. The man wouldn’t leave his name and walked off in the direction of Ocean Avenue.

A report of ammunition found at 3:27 p.m. Friday at Chestnut and Cliff streets. Two 12 gauge shells and two .22 rounds were found by the curb at the end of Chestnut Street.

A caller complained about an “eccentric” neighbor who had taken it upon herself to run a hose through the condo and into a neighbor’s yard without asking permission at 9:11 a.m. Saturday on Waldron Street. Police reported the hose actually belonged to the water department.

A report of a kite in the tree by the wires at 3:09 p.m. Saturday on Brook Road. A caller reported her kite got stuck in a small tree on Hobbs Playground near the playground equipment. The kite string broke off and now she could not reach it. She stated if the wind blows, the kite might hit the wires, as it was near them. Police reported the kite was scheduled to be removed on Monday.

A report of suspicious activity at 11:41 a.m. Sunday on Londonderry Road. A caller reported a black Land Rover was driving around the neighborhood taking random pictures of the street and of the people on the street, and then proceeded to take pictures of the YMCA. He thought it was suspicious.

A report of a vehicle egging at 6:06 a.m. Monday on Tedesco Street. A caller reported he was driving with his wife by the country club and two occupants in a black pickup truck threw eggs out of the window, striking his vehicle.

Theft

A report of a stolen tablet at 1:51 p.m. Saturday on Pleasant Street. A caller reported he left Dunkin’ Donuts, realized he was missing his tablet, and when he went back inside, it was gone. He stated he and an elderly women were the only people in the store at the time. He spoke to the manager, who reviewed the video footage, and because of where he was sitting and the angle of the sun, nothing could be seen.


NAHANT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4:22 p.m. Saturday at Nahant Police Department on Nahant Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:01 p.m. Saturday on Sea View Avenue; at 2:06 a.m. Sunday at Nahant Rotary on Causeway; at 4:16 p.m. Sunday at Nahant Rotary on Causeway.


REVERE

Arrests

Travis Artist, 36, of 67 Spruce St., Apt. 1, Fitchburg, was arrested and charged with larceny of property and on a warrant at 8:27 p.m. Friday.

Tricia Gullion, 45, of 31 Hillside Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by asportation second offense and on a warrant at 2:41 p.m. Sunday.

Richard J. Markee Jr., 28, of 35 Glendale St., was arrested on warrants at 3:47 p.m. Saturday.

Lisa Rice, 31, of 156 Bow St. Apt. 2, Everett, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant at 10:19 a.m. Friday.

Daniel Torres, 24, of 82 Clark, Apt. 2, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with Class C drug possession at 2:46 a.m. Saturday.

Johanna Zwicker, 25, of 428 Maple St., Apt. 2, Danvers, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, violation of the city ordinance for rude and disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at 4:35 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:02 a.m. Friday on Furlong Drive; at 6:19 a.m. Friday at Waitt Court and Waitt Park; at 9:52 a.m. Friday at Charger and Ward streets; at 2:32 p.m. Friday at Broadway Towers on Broadway; at 2:43 p.m. Friday on Cambridge Street; at 4:49 p.m. Friday at Hill School on Park Avenue; at 5:35 p.m. Friday on American Legion Highway; at 10:19 a.m. Saturday at Our Ladies of Lourdes at Endicott Avenue and State Road; at 12:44 p.m. Saturday at Sargent Street and Joey Road; at 1:11 p.m. Saturday at Blanchard’s Liquors on American Legion Highway; at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 10:18 p.m. Saturday at Ray’s Sunoco Service on Broadway; at 3:33 a.m. Sunday at Roseland Properties on Overlook Ridge Drive; at 8:51 a.m. Sunday on Brown Circle; at 4:29 p.m. Sunday at Planet Fitness on Charger Street. Kelly Baldomero Pojoy, 22, of 37 Bay View Ave., Lynn, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 5:16 p.m. Sunday on Franklin Avenue; at 6:26 p.m. Sunday at Price Rite on Squire Road; at 7:01 p.m. Sunday at Luberto’s Pastry Shop on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:55 a.m. Friday on Ward Street; at 12:57 p.m. Friday on Mahoney Circle; at 7:37 a.m. Sunday at Adult Daycare on Revere Beach Parkway; at 10:07 p.m. Sunday on Revere Street.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:27 p.m. Saturday on Salem Street; at 3:18 a.m. Sunday on Broadway.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:23 p.m. Friday on Agawam Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 5:13 p.m. Friday on Cambridge Street; at 7:40 p.m. Friday on North Shore Road; at 7:53 p.m. Friday on American Legion Highway; at 8:32 p.m. Friday on VFW Parkway; at 9:06 p.m. Friday on North Shore Road. Robert Calvo, 54, of 810 North Shore Road, Apt. 2, was summoned for trespassing, nighttime breaking and entering/intent to commit a misdemeanor and assault to intimidate; at 10:53 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Central Avenue; at 1:04 a.m. Saturday on Cushing Avenue; at 1:20 a.m. Saturday on Prospect Avenue; at 2:02 a.m. Saturday at Rumney Flats on Ward Street; at 2:46 a.m. Saturday at Chateau Richeau Apartments on Belle Isle Avenue; at 5:52 a.m. Saturday on Garfield Avenue; at 11:19 a.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 1:38 p.m. Saturday at Seven Day Store on Winthrop Avenue; at 1:55 p.m. Saturday at Liston Towers on Dolphin Avenue; at 9:08 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 12:31 a.m. Sunday at Oceanside Condominiums on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 3:45 a.m. Sunday on Shirley Avenue; at 4:35 a.m. Sunday on Fernwood Avenue; at 4:52 a.m. Sunday on Squire Road; at 1:20 p.m. Sunday at Laundromax on VFW Parkway; at 1:35 p.m. Sunday on Francis Street; at 5:34 p.m. Sunday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road; at 6:55 p.m. Sunday at Cooledge Street and Constitution Avenue; at 8:09 p.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 9:18 p.m. Sunday on Blake Street.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Davis Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 1:31 p.m. Saturday on Park Avenue; at 8:20 p.m. Saturday on Walnut Avenue.

A report of auto theft at 6:48 a.m. Sunday on Hall Street.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:46 p.m. Sunday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Dante Baggs, of 329 Western Ave., Lynn, was arrested and charged with three counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, crosswalk violation, no inspection/sticker, impeded operation and on a warrant at 4:39 p.m. Sunday.

Jorje Gomez-Perez, of 23 Court St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 2:51 p.m. Saturday.

Shawn Holland, of 28 Wickford St., was arrested and charged with failure to appear upon recognizance at 11:36 a.m. Saturday.

Eddy Aremy Rashid, of 27 Sagamore St., Apt. 2, Lynn, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor second offense at 4:29 a.m. Saturday.

Julius Wright, of 29 Jette St., Apt. 733, Brighton, was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 3:17 a.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 7 a.m. Friday at Lynn Fells Parkway and Lewis O Gray Drive; at 7:16 a.m. Friday at Army Barracks at 30 Broadway. One person was taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital; at 1:35 p.m. Friday at Target at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway; at 4:29 a.m. Saturday at Spuds Restaurant at 22 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a car into the building. Police reported the vehicle was not into the building. Eddy Aremy Rashid, of Lynn, was arrested for OUI liquor; at 2:46 p.m. Sunday at Speedway at 1252 Broadway. A caller reported a motorcycle accident; at 3:18 p.m. Sunday at Square One Mall on Essex Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 10:13 p.m. Friday at 58 Main St.; at 12:41 a.m. Sunday at Polcari’s Restaurant at 92 Broadway; at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at 16 St James Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:59 p.m. Saturday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway; at 6:57 p.m. Saturday at Santoro’s Subvilla at 259 Essex St. A caller reported a car crashed into a pole; at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at 6 Dudley St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:59 p.m. Sunday at 6 Granite St.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:49 a.m. Friday at 300 Central St.; at 4:05 p.m. Friday at Adriana Salon at 86 Lincoln Ave.; at 5:32 p.m. Friday at 424 Central St. A caller reported a landscaper blowing debris from the yard into the street. Police reported speaking with the foreman who cleaned the area around the sidewalk, and the wind carried some of the debris into the roadway; at 11:04 p.m. Saturday at Main Street and Scott Drive; at 10:11 p.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven at 32 Hamilton St.

A report of suspicious activity at 6:32 a.m. Monday at 25 Wonderland Ave. A caller reported someone rang her doorbell multiple times throughout the night and was unsure if anyone was on the premises of her home. Police reported there was no one there.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 12:44 p.m. Sunday at Route One Car Wash at 481 Broadway. A caller reported a brush fire on the median. The call was unfounded.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 5:40 p.m. Saturday at EZ Pass Saugus at 1201 Broadway. A caller reported her purse was stolen while she was on break.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 9:51 p.m. Saturday at 40 Juniper Drive. Police reported a vehicle appeared to be egged and scratched.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:01 p.m. Sunday at 10 Hampshire St.; at 3:41 p.m. Sunday at 108 Stetson Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:53 p.m. Sunday at Middle School at 207 Forest Ave.

What’s old is new in Swampscott

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — The former senior center on Burrill Street, vacant since 2007, will soon be transformed into a community arts center.

The Board of Selectmen last week unanimously approved granting Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald the authority to sign a lease agreement with Reach Arts, a nonprofit group of artists and residents, which plan to convert the building.

“I’m totally thrilled that we’re going to have a cultural arts center in Swampscott,” said Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the board of selectmen.

Laura Smith, secretary of Reach Arts, said the two-year lease with an option for a three-year extension is for $1 a year, with the town picking up the cost of utilities for the first two years. Reach would then take over the cost of utilities in the extended part of the lease.

“We have so many hopes and dreams for that building,” Smith said. “I think it’s going to be a really wonderful cultural arts center.”

Peter Kane, director of community development, said that last year, the selectmen agreed to a proposal through the Request for Proposals (RFP) process to grant a lease to Reach Arts to rehabilitate and convert the former senior center on Burrill Street into a cultural center. The proposal from Reach was the only response to the RFP issued in November 2015.

He said the lease allows Reach to operate, rehabilitate and manage the building and the property as a cultural center.

“Additionally, it is a town property,” Kane said. “We are leasing it to the nonprofit, and so the town will also maintain the snow removal for the sidewalks, the driveway, and will maintain the lawn. Reach will have the responsibility of doing improvements to the building, making it occupiable, running programs in the building.”

Through the lease agreement, Kane said the town committees will also have the right to use the space with proper notice and request. The town can also run programs there with request, he added.

If Reach is able to make the proper improvements and run a successful program during the first two years, the town will grant it an extension for three years, Kane said. At the end of the five years, Reach can then work with the selectmen on a new lease, he said.

Since the organization was founded in 2013, it had been working to get its reuse proposal approved by the town, Sydney Pierce, vice-president of Reach Arts, said in a prior interview. The group is homeless and held outside art attacks around town and started an operation virtually after their initial proposal was not accepted by the selectmen in 2013, Smith said. The RFP had been looking for affordable housing, Smith added, and was closed without awarding the building.

Smith said the group looked at other buildings, including the train station and the former Machon Elementary School, but couldn’t find a space as multi-functional as the senior center.

Renovations are expected to cost the group $29,720, according to a summary provided by Reach Arts. Kane said work will start in the basement level.

There will be lead paint removal. Then, he said the group will do analysis on the electrical and heating system in the building. They will do mold abatements, and demolish the kitchen space. There needs to be serious repainting and repairs to close up the building to get rid of the raccoon issue. There will be bathroom improvements, along with wall and ceiling repairs, Kane said.

Smith said the basement is handicapped accessible, with two handicapped-accessible bathrooms. She said the plan is to build a ramp to the first floor (the building has three floors, including the basement, main floor and upstairs), and install an elevator to get people to the second floor easily. The outside of the building will be painted and the front porch will be repaired, she said.

Over April vacation, from April 16 to 23, Reach Arts will offer high school students opportunities to learn home building skills through a professional lecture series, and donate their time and labor to the opening of the cultural arts house. Students will be put to work painting and pruning, Smith said.

Reach Arts hopes to open the arts house in the fall. Programming may include painting instruction on the first floor and performances in the upstairs area where there is a ballroom. Another room on the first floor is planned as a shop where artists can sell their work.

The group’s plan is to create a community kitchen where cooking classes can be held, Smith said. To generate income outside of fundraising and sales, their plan is to rent out different parts of the building such as the ballroom and basement, according to their revenue plan.

“We feel extremely excited and optimistic,” Smith said.


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

Police log: 4-10-2017

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

Jarrod Bates, 37, was arrested and charged with larceny at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Aquiles Bernabe-Deleon, 25, of 9 Star King Court, Charlestown, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on warrant charges of motor vehicle operator refuses to identify self, exhibiting another’s license, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding at 6:47 p.m. Friday.

Bridget Christopher, 23, was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor, trespassing, assault and battery on ambulance personnel and common nightwalker at 1:49 a.m. Saturday.

Jose Grullon, 56, of 246 Chatham St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 3:47 p.m. Friday.

Monir Hanino, 29, of 330 Essex St., was arrested and charged with disguise to obstruct justice, failure to appear and on warrant charges of breaking and entering nighttime for a felony, destruction of property, witness intimidation, violation of an abuse prevention order and refusing to produce DNA database sample at 3:56 p.m. Saturday.

Daniqua Hudson, of 3 Alice Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of unarmed robbery at 10:47 a.m. Saturday.

Omar Lopez, 28, of 74 Rockaway St., was arrested and charged with OUI liquor and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 8:41 p.m. Saturday.

Glenna Maher, 29, of 195 Maple St., Danvers, was arrested on warrants at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

John Michelin, 31, of 8 Chase St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 7:52 a.m. Sunday.

Fard Muhammad, 28, was arrested and charged with heroin/morphine/opium trafficking and cocaine trafficking more than 18 grams at 7:07 p.m. Friday.

Darrin Stephens, 50, of 8 Chase St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:05 a.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:40 p.m. Friday at 150 Lynnway; at 9:39 a.m. Saturday at Toomey’s Cleaners at 43 Boston St.; at 1:34 p.m. Saturday at Lynnfield Street and Regina Road.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 10:22 p.m. Friday at 6 Commercial St.; at 8:28 a.m. Saturday at Market and State streets.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:40 a.m. Saturday at Boston and Park streets; at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Town Line Service at 805 Boston St.; at 7:38 p.m. Saturday at 6 Commercial St.; at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at 44 Park St.; at 8:02 p.m. Saturday at Eastern Avenue and Williams Avenue; at 2:06 a.m. Sunday on Lynnway; at 9:03 a.m. Sunday at Eastern and Western avenues.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:06 p.m. Friday on Mt Pleasant Place.

A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 11:33 p.m. Friday on Lewis Street.

A report of an assault at 11:51 p.m. Saturday on Chase Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 8:04 p.m. Friday at 149 Franklin St.; at 1:25 a.m. Saturday at 75 Laighton St.; at 9:13 a.m. Saturday at 67 Silsbee St.; at 9:37 a.m. Saturday at 271 Chatham St.; at 1:09 p.m. Saturday at 33 Lynnway; at 1:46 p.m. Saturday at 200 Lynnfield St.; at 3:11 p.m. Saturday at Congress Street and Western Avenue; at 3:31 p.m. Saturday on Boston Street; at 5:10 p.m. Saturday at 26 Harwood St.; at 5:39 p.m. Saturday at 77 Green St.; at 6:17 p.m. Saturday at 19 Forest St.; at 6:58 p.m. Saturday at McDonald’s at 567 Lynnway; at 9:56 p.m. Saturday at 95 Newhall St.; at 10:18 p.m. Saturday at 271 Chatham St.; at 10:41 p.m. Saturday on Brightwood Terrace; at 2:54 a.m. Sunday on Blossom Street; at 3:14 a.m. Sunday at 188 Washington St.; at 10:13 a.m. Sunday at 700 Lynnway.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:09 p.m. Saturday on Broadway; at 11:28 p.m. Saturday at Chatham and Lewis streets.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:41 p.m. Friday at 15 Flint St.; at 12:33 p.m. Saturday at 170 Union St.; at 7:06 p.m. Saturday at 55 Rockaway St.; at 10:18 p.m. Saturday at 43 Laighton St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 1:14 a.m. Saturday at Santander Bank at 35 Market Square; at 10:13 a.m. Sunday at Sonny’s Car Wash at 700 Lynnway.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:09 p.m. Saturday at South Street and Western Avenue.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:16 p.m. Friday at 990 Paradise Road.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 5:16 p.m. Saturday at 330 Paradise Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:03 a.m. Sunday at 330 Paradise Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 12:47 p.m. Saturday at 7 Banks Terrace.

Lois A. Hussey, 75

SWAMPSCOTT —Lois Anne (Rebholz) Hussey, age 75, of Swampscott, died Friday, April 7, 2017, in Salem Hospital. Born and raised in Revere, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Anne L. (Azarian) Rebholz. She was a graduate of Revere High School and Salem State University.

Lois was a voracious reader with a lifelong thirst for knowledge and teaching. She lived an active lifestyle and enjoyed her community of friends at two local gyms. She loved traveling and cooking — passions that she passed on to her children. Most of all, Lois was a dedicated and caring daughter, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her three sons; Max Hussey and his wife Josie Terhune of Memphis, Tenn., Jonathan Hussey and his wife Patty Topliffe of Hyattsville, Md., and Ethan Patrick and his wife Sarah of Gloucester; her five grandchildren; Mads, Genevieve, Timothy, Anna, and Leo; as well as her two brothers; Brian Rebholz and his wife Cheryl of Revere and Robert Rebholz and his wife Jennifer of Townsend; and several nieces and nephews.

Service information: At the request of the family, her services will be private. Those who prefer may make donations in her memory to First Book, Attn: Donations, 1319 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004 to support her passion for reading and education. Arrangements by the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn.  Directions and guestbook at Solimine.com.

 

Police log: 4-8-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Elisha Davis, 22, was arrested at 7:17 a.m. Friday on charges of resisting arrest, witness intimidation and possession to distribute class drugs.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:13 a.m. at 105 Linwood Rd. Thursday; at 193 Fayette St. at 1:05 p.m. Thursday.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 9:17 a.m. at 19 Red Rock St. Thursday.

Complaints

A report of noise at 1:17 a.m. at 113 Franklin St. #10 Thursday; at 2:08 a.m. at 12 Elizabeth St. Thursday.

A report of a disturbance at 47 Park St. at 7:01 a.m. Friday; at 196 Essex St. at 12:37 Friday; at 16 Flint St. #1 at 4:17 p.m. Friday.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 61 Vine St. at 6:46 p.m. Thursday.

Theft

A report of larceny at 95 Tremont St. #710 at 5:57 a.m. Thursday; at 8 Clark Circle at 7:55 a.m. Thursday; at 29 Elm St. #2 12:36 p.m. Thursday; at 377 Lynnway at 2:10 p.m. Thursday; at Essex Street at 2:35 p.m. Friday.

Police log: 4-7-2017


MARBLEHEAD

A report of suspicious activity at 7:56 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant Street. A tree stump was misidentified as a man wearing camouflage and scaring children.

A report of two lacrosse sticks stolen and recovered at 2:43 p.m. Thursday at Humphrey Street.


NAHANT

A report of downed wires at 8:57 a.m. Thursday at Nahant Road.

A report of suspicious activity at 6:09 p.m. Thursday at Willow Road.


PEABODY

Nakimuli Kasolo Rose, 48, of 7 Heather Rd. in Watertown was arrested Wednesday at Andover Street for shoplifting over $100.

Roberson Jeanne-Pierre, 27, of 8 Lowe Street was arrested Wednesday at Lowe Street for disorderly conduct.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:32 a.m. Thursday at Main and Wallis streets.


 

SWAMPSCOTT

A report of a disturbance at 2:08 p.m. Thursday at 46 Duncan Terr.

Swampscott gives the Green(wood) light

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Town officials are moving forward with a proposal from Groom Construction to redevelop the shuttered former Swampscott Middle School on Greenwood Avenue.

On Wednesday night, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a proposal from Salem-based Groom Construction, which had submitted two concepts. The town will now enter into negotiations with the company.

The first concept, for 28 apartments or condominiums, adhered to the zoning approved at Town Meeting last spring. In lieu of not offering any affordable housing, Groom would contribute $150,000 to the town’s affordable housing trust. The second concept was for a 60-unit Chapter 40B affordable housing project, with 25 percent of the apartments or condominiums allocated as affordable.

Groom submitted a response to the most recent Request for Proposals issued by the town. It gave developers an option to submit a plan that conformed to the zoning approved at Town Meeting last spring for a single structure with 28 units on the site that had to adhere to an affordable housing component, or for a Chapter 40B affordable housing project. Developers also had the option to present proposals for both options.

The selectmen approved the proposal with the 28-unit building as the primary, and the 60-unit 40B project as an alternative, if there was litigation from the neighbors for the primary concept, according to Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the board of selectmen.

“I would very much like to proceed with the 28-unit building,” said Dreeben. “As much as I want to see more affordable housing in the town, I think 60 units and a larger building is not something I would like in that location. I would like to see it smaller.”

Neighbors have expressed concern that a 28-unit structure would be out of character with the existing neighborhood. They, along with other residents with an interest in the project, filed a citizen’s petition for Town Meeting in May, hoping to reuse the building. Citizens of Swampscott for Adaptive Reuse, want to privately fund $60,000 for a feasibility study to investigate all possible uses for the site. Residents urged the selectmen to delay their vote on the proposal before the article could be voted on.

Spring cleaning

“A vote tonight is going to strip, in my opinion, it will strip the Town Meeting members’ right, as a legislative body, to vote on a pending matter,” said Benjamin Agoes, an abutter.

Agoes said the “soul of Swampscott is going to be decided by what ultimately sits on the top of Greenwood Avenue,” and the town’s civic pride, commitment to its Master Plan and respect for zoning bylaws was at stake.

“I’d like to see that (building) serve some public purpose,” said Richard Frenkel, who filed the citizen’s petition. “It’s a personal preference, but that’s the way I feel about it.”

Agoes questioned why the selectmen were representing Groom versus “the people,” with other residents in attendance saying it was blackmail.

“I’ve heard that numerous times,” said Dreeben. “We’re elected officials. We are charged with doing what we believe is in the best interest of the town, and the town is a whole entire town. We understand that our town has numerous neighborhoods and that people in different neighborhoods have different interests and priorities. And so, it is on our shoulders to look at the full picture of the town and take a balanced approach to development and preservation. And so, we must make that decision.

“That is what we must do and I have worked very hard to mitigate the negative impact of what I thought was too big a development without enough consideration for neighbors originally. But for arguing about whether you individually or 20 people are the people, versus the 14,000 people who live in the town, that’s not an argument I’m going to enter into.”

Laura Spathanas, board vice-chair, said the selectmen’s job is to honor Town Meeting votes, and “we haven’t done that.”

“This has been a long process,” Spathanas said. “I feel like it has not been rushed … We’ve tried to listen to everybody’s wants in the town … We are going to honor the Town Meeting vote. I agree that the smaller unit is something that would fit up there.”  

The proposal price from Groom is $1.2 million. Director of community development Peter Kane said the company requested that they be credited for costs associated with the demolition and abatement costs, which Groom estimated around that $1.2 million figure. He said the town has not agreed to that request, which will be part of negotiations.

In January, the selectmen decided to act upon the advice of Town Counsel and issue another RFP with both options. The board had been slated to either approve or deny a proposal from Groom Construction to convert the former middle school into 28 luxury apartments or condominiums, with three garage outbuildings on site.

Selectman Peter Spellios said at the time that Town Counsel recommended reissuing the RFP because the neighbors had been clear that they were intending to again bring litigation against the town if it went forward with Groom’s proposal. A 40B project, in which 25 percent of units would have to be affordable, would give the town protection against a potential spot zoning lawsuit from neighbors, as it is exempt from zoning, and therefore, harder to appeal, he said.

The board decided to table the proposal from Groom, leaving the option open for them to respond to the new RFP. The town is already in the midst of pending litigation with Groom, which originally won approval for a 41-unit condominium project on the site in 2012. That suit has to be settled before the town can proceed with the sale of the property.

The lawsuit stemmed from an initial zoning change approved at Town Meeting, which allowed for a multi-family unit on the parcel. That was overturned in Massachusetts Land Court after neighbors filed suit in 2014, and zoning reverted back to single-family housing.

Selectman Donald Hause said the town was trying to prevent the possibility of a much more dense 40B development than the one proposed. If there is no legal settlement and Groom wins the lawsuit, the company could proceed with the 28 units zoning allows or build a much larger 40B project, where the town would not have the same control.


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

 

Police log: 4-7-2017

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

Ismaila Bobb, 38, of 227 Maple St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 8:56 a.m. Thursday.

Cricket Brown was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and on a warrant charge of sexual conduct for a fee at 2:01 p.m. Wednesday.

Adonis Delgado, of 14 Tarmey Lane, was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing at 11:23 p.m. Wednesday.

Kyle Farese, 24, of 63 Lynnway, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday.

Joseph Guzman, 24, of 9 Pearl St., Ayer, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and on warrant charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Jackeline Hernandez, of 132 Elm St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery, unarmed robbery and larceny at 12:02 p.m. Thursday.

John Hodgdon, 23, of 9 Oakcrest Road, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday.

Taylor Mills was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, Class E drug possession, larceny, receiving stolen property, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and unregistered motor vehicle at 7:59 p.m. Wednesday.

Ercilio Salcedo, 40, of 47 Fales St., Worcester, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Adriana Solano, of 80 Sagamore St., was arrested on a warrant charge of witness intimidation at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday at Hood School at 24 Oakwood Ave.; at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday at 235 O’Callaghan Way; at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday at 4 Brightwood Terrace; at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday at Lynnfield Street and Winslow Way; at 7:12 p.m. Wednesday at Chatham Street and Western Avenue; at 7:35 a.m. Thursday at 71 Linden St.; at 8:17 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 333 Lynnway; at 9:08 a.m. Thursday at 274 Union St.; at 1:02 p.m. Thursday at Caldwell Crescent and Marianna Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 3:13 a.m. Thursday at 105 Linwood St.; at 1:05 p.m. Thursday at 193 Fayette St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 26 Evelyn St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 7:46 a.m. Thursday at 113 Maplewood Road.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday on Red Rock Street; at 9:17 a.m. Thursday on Red Rock Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:42 p.m. Wednesday at 17 Collins St.; at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday at 881 Western Ave.; at 5:22 p.m. Wednesday at 41 State St.; at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday at 20 East Highland St.; at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on Gray Circle; at 10:22 p.m. Wednesday at 22 Circuit Ave.; at 1:27 p.m. Thursday at 60 River St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday on Boston Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday at 204D Blossom St. Extension; at 5:57 a.m. Thursday at 95 Tremont St.; at 7:55 a.m. Thursday at 8 Clark Circle; at 12:36 p.m. Thursday at 29 Elm St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday at 116 Adams St.; at 11:19 a.m. Thursday at 8 Lafayette Park.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 3:07 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Sagamore St.

Police log: 4-6-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of an item found at the beach at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday on Ocean Avenue. A man came into the station with an item he found at Devereux Beach. He stated that he had seen something on the news where an item washed up on the beach and it turned out to be an explosive. Police determined that the item was a harmless piece of fishing equipment.

A report of a disturbance at 6:02 p.m. Wednesday on Ames Road. Police received a complaint of a child on a motorized scooter going up and down the street and path; at 10:07 p.m. Wednesday on Lime Street.

Theft

A report of a stolen phone at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday on Cloutmans Lane. A caller reported she was missing a phone and thought it was taken by friends of her children who had been staying at the house. She thought other items were missing from the house as well.

A report of a phone and wallet stolen at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday on Humphrey Street. While at track practice, a victim’s phone and wallet were stolen. The phone via an app was popping up in Dorchester.

A report of packages taken at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday on Jersey Street. A caller reported that a couple of packages were taken from his porch.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday at Chisholms Motel at 1314 Broadway; at 6:41 p.m. Wednesday at Central and Saville streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:19 p.m. Wednesday at Flex Fitness at 304 Lincoln Ave.

Complaints

A report of property damage at 9:42 a.m. Wednesday at 27 Bow St. A caller reported a black Camaro was traveling at a high rate of speed cutting off a trash truck, causing property damage to the rocks in front of his home.

A report of a disturbance at 9:42 p.m. Wednesday at 18 Desota St.


SWAMPSCOTT

Arrest

Elizabeth Anderson, 50, was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and OUI liquor at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:23 p.m. Wednesday at Uno Chicago Grill at 970 Paradise Road; at 7:23 p.m. Wednesday at 180 Norfolk Ave.

Police log: 4-6-2017

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

LYNN

Arrests

Kayla Agresti, 24, of 15 Newcastle St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and on warrant charges of sexual conduct for a fee and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 11:34 p.m. Tuesday.

Isaiah Gonzalez was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of trespassing, shoplifting by concealing merchandise and destruction of property at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:27 p.m. Tuesday on Wyoma Square; at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Flint streets; at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday at Minot Street and Western Avenue; at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday on Casco Road; at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Hamilton streets; at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday at Lynnway and Shepard Street; at 9:21 p.m. Tuesday at Cumberland Farms at 668 Chestnut St.; at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Mansfield St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday at 290 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday at 315R Lynnway; at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday at 86 Lewis St.

Complaints

A report of a bomb threat at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday at 70 Conomo Ave.

A report of a disturbance at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Camden St.; at 3 p.m. Tuesday at 35 Fiske Ave.; at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Hamilton Ave.; at 8:34 p.m. Tuesday at 8 Chase St.; at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at 160 Neptune Blvd.; at 8:12 a.m. Wednesday at 500 Walnut St.; at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday at 112 Market St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 1:47 p.m. Tuesday at 5 North Common St.; at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 73 Waterhill St.; at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday at 66 Rockaway St.; at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at 166 Washington St.; at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday at 127 Washington St.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Exchange St.; at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 116 Adams St.

Police log: 4-5-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Complaints

A report of runners in the road at 6 a.m. Wednesday on Leggs Hill Road. A caller complained about runners in the boot camp program at the YMCA. He stated that they ran in front of his car , and have done the same several times. He stated that he stopped one runner and suggested that they wear reflective clothing and that they not dart in front of cars. One of the runners then swore at him. He said he nearly struck them as they ran. Police spoke to a YMCA representative who said that he would speak to the instructors about using more caution.

Overdose

A report of an opioid overdose at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday on Ocean Avenue.


PEABODY

Arrest

Samuel E. Wango, 22, of 3322 Crane Brook Way, was arrested on a warrant at 11:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 4 p.m. Tuesday at 412 Lynnfield St. and 2 Elmwood Circle. Wittly Jourdan, 35, of 11 Uphams St., Apt. 1, Malden, was summoned for uninsured motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle; at 7:57 a.m. Wednesday at Catholic Charities at 13 Pulaski St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday at 93 Walnut St. and 29 Howley St.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday at 346 Lowell St. Someone reported that a truck pulled into their driveway, turned around after crossing the brook, and a man exited his vehicle, walked over to the brook, close to the culvert and threw something in. He then returned to the vehicle and left the property. Police checked the area and brook, and reported that everything was in order.

A report of a disturbance at 10:09 p.m. Tuesday at Azorean Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Ghost at 20 Howley St.; at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday at 111 Foster St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday at 45 Washington St. A past robbery was reported; at 8:52 a.m. Wednesday at 2 Greene Road. A caller reported a magnetic construction sign, worth $225, was stolen off his truck during the night.


REVERE

Arrests

Batilus J. Gabriel, 34, of 41 Highland St., Apt. 12, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession with intent to distribute at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Melissa A. Pellegrini, 31, of 41 Highland St., Apt. 12, was arrested on a warrant at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:51 a.m. Tuesday at Rumney Marsh Middle School on American Legion Highway; at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday at Revere Street and North Shore Road; at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday at Hill School on Park Avenue; at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday on Brown Circle; at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday at Bridge Pizzeria on Washington Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday on Kingman Avenue; at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday at Karla’s Market on Shirley Avenue; at 9:36 p.m. Tuesday at Wendy’s on Furlong Drive.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Eliot Road.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald’s on Squire Road; at 11:17 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jean Credit Union on Shirley Avenue; at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday at Market Basket on Squire Road.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday on Beach Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Stop & Shop at 164 Main St.; at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday at Adams Avenue and Vine Street. A caller reported a vehicle struck a tree; at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday on Walnut Street. A two-car accident was reported. One person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday on Jasper Street.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday on Broadway. A caller reported an MBTA bus with a flashing sign that said “call the police.” Police reporting it was a malfunctioning sign on the bus.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday at 179 Aspen Road; at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday at Humphrey Street and Phillips Avenue; at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Paradise Road.

What was the point?

Am I a bigot?

We splashed the question across our front page from March 27 until yesterday.

We asked 13 writers to consider the question, and their reflections we published were compelling.  

Reactions from readers ranged from one extreme to another.

Some readers demanded to know why we were running it. Even before the series started, readers saw promotional ads teasing to the series and substituted the “Am I” in our question with “Are you.” Some weren’t happy.

Said one: “How dare you make me think.” On the other extreme, an attorney from Swampscott suggested the series be nominated for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

Why did we take a sharp departure from strictly traditional community-news coverage to talk about bigotry?

The answer lies in the The Item’s mission statement (including “to provoke thought”) and the one published every day with the series. Bigotry, we concluded, demands introspection.

Item staff discusses ‘Am I a bigot?’ series

We sought to engage our readers and contributors in a conversation on bigotry that began with self-analysis.

We achieved our objective: Visits to itemlive.com jumped by 63 percent on March 28 over site visits one week earlier.

Our writers revealed how bigotry — more precisely, the language associated with it — hurts. Item Sports Editor Steve Krause wrote from the perspective of an overweight person about how the language of bigotry “dehumanizes people.”

Lynn City Councilor Hong Net described the bigotry he faced as a Cambodian-American, and admitted that he has made bigoted assumptions about people who are different from him.

We are deeply indebted and grateful for the courageous reflections our writers shared with us over the last nine days. In addition to Net and Krause, we saw through the eyes of Yosra Girdia, a Muslim student from Lynn Classical who embraced America, but wants people to learn about her faith.

Ruben Montano-Lopez, a gay Latino who works for Family and Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, observed how family, not society at large, first familiarized him with prejudices against the LGBT community.

When they witnessed anti-Semitism, Marblehead High students Olivia Schauer and Averi Kaplowitch worried about becoming “the school snitches” if they complained. They were quickly reminded that “as Jewish girls, we could not sit back.”

Examining his own bigotry, history and sociology teacher Anthony Mathieu, who is black, concluded his biases might be shaping the way he guided discussions in his classroom. He had to ask himself if he was creating an unwelcoming culture in his classes.

Former Lynn Community Development Director Edward T. Calnan and Attorney James J. Carrigan examined Irish and American history to illustrate how bigotry has erected barriers of suspicion preventing people from living in harmony.

From the perspective of a disabled person, Trish Malphrus insisted, “Don’t expect anything different from me than anyone else.”

Item Community Relations Director Carolina Trujillo, who was born in Colombia, noted, “We release our bigotry every step of the way as we move through life.” That observation speaks to the question of how bigotry spreads from an individual to a family, to a neighborhood, to a community, to a society.

Item News Editor Thor Jourgensen offered an observation similar to Net’s by concluding, “I must challenge myself to question sincerely how often I work to overcome personal bias.”

Item Night Editor Cheryl Charles, who is black, analyzed bigotry as a cancer and warned, “It doesn’t cure itself. It may seem to go silent, but it festers … and eventually kills its host.”

Bigotry is a cancer. This illness, with all its isms and phobias — racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia and generalized xenophobia — are all branches of the same poisoned tree.

‘Am I a bigot?” series: a compilation

As Americans or as citizens of the planet, as people of faith or no faith, as parents, children, siblings, and friends, we owe it to ourselves to open our eyes and see each other as the unique individuals who share this world.

Several of our readers asked why the newspaper they read for community news would call for such introspection.

It is an important question and one we did not ignore or trivialize while running the series.

Our intent in exploring bigotry was to start a dialogue. We believe — we hope — that we achieved that goal, and we believe newspapers have a responsibility to ask tough questions and turn to their readers for answers.

Ultimately, we all benefit from introspection.

Harbormaster files lawsuit to save job

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Lawrence Bithell, attempting to save his former job as harbormaster, has filed a lawsuit against the town of Swampscott.

The “complaint for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief” was recently filed on behalf on Bithell by his attorney, Neil Rossman, at Salem Superior Court. The defendants are listed as the Board of Selectmen, town of Swampscott, and Town Administrator Sean Fitzgerald.

“The plaintiff, Lawrence Bithell, has served as the town’s harbormaster for over 38 years,” reads the complaint. “In a series of illegal actions, the town, acting by and through its (then) Town Administrator Thomas Younger, its (then) Interim Town Administrator Gino Cresta, Jr., and the current board of selectmen, has attempted to remove the plaintiff from the office of harbormaster, first by placing him on administrative leave and then by allegedly not reappointing him.”

The complaint was filed to prevent the town from removing Bithell from his position, before a formal judgment by the court on “his rights to continued employment in office, and subsequently, for a declaratory judgment on his right to continued tenure in office,” reads the document.

Fitzgerald said the selectmen and Rossman were looking at a possible settlement.

“At this point, we are in the middle of litigation, so I can’t really get into any specifics,” Fitzgerald said.

Naomi Dreeben, chairwoman of the board of selectmen, said she wouldn’t comment on the lawsuit, calling it a “rather delicate situation.”

The complaint argues that Bithell’s appointment from its initial enactment in 1978 “shall remain in force unless the harbormaster is removed for neglect of duty, negligence or conduct unbecoming of a harbormaster” and alleges that he had never been charged with any of the three reasons for removal. Rossman, in the complaint, also argues that the office of harbormaster is not subject to reappointment.

Rossman said by phone on Tuesday that he had no further comment and the complaint speaks for itself.

Bithell was placed on paid administrative leave in September by the town, and is facing criminal charges for his use of an expired license plate. His case in ongoing at Lynn District Court and his trial is scheduled for May 2, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office.

Younger, at the time, told The Item that he was not recommending Bithell’s reappointment because he thought the town should go in a different direction. The complaint references a similar statement in a letter from Younger to Bithell.

Cresta, department of public works director and former interim town administrator, recommended the appointment of Swampscott Police Sgt. William Waters as the new interim harbormaster in February, which was approved by the selectmen. Once Waters was appointed, he replaced Bithell, who was taken off administrative leave.

Bridging a danger

The harbormaster position pays a stipend of $7,983, and officials say it is a yearly appointment. Waters is in place through June 30 and Cresta said at the time of his recommendation that it was his hope that he would be then appointed as the permanent harbormaster.

Cresta said he couldn’t comment on the complaint.

Bithell was arraigned in October on charges of attaching or concealing a registration plate, use of an uninsured trailer and use of an unregistered trailer. He was also issued a citation for misuse of an official number plate.

Bithell’s charges stem from an Aug. 15 complaint received by police about misuse of a registration plate, assigned to a town-owned 2007 Load Rite utility trailer, according to a police report from Lynn District Court, and previously reported in The Item.


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

 

Police log: 4-5-2017

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

Kendall Bridges, 28, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 4:05 p.m. Monday.

Timothy Brulotte, of 15 Chandler Terrace, was arrested on a warrant charge of Class A drug possession at 2:31 p.m. Monday.

Elizabeth Burns, 27, of 29 Washington St., Beverly, was arrested and charged with daytime breaking and entering for a felony, larceny from a building and trespassing at 9:36 a.m. Tuesday.

Brian Chandler, 53, of 41 Light St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery and on a warrant at 11:43 p.m. Monday.

Rachael Kennedy, 28, of 78 Sweetwater St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 4:03 p.m. Monday.

Deng Monykuc, 27, of 498 Essex St., was arrested and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest at 6:53 p.m. Monday.

Brianna Nardone, 21, of 21 Springvale Ave., was arrested and charged with motor vehicle lights violation and on warrant charges of OUI liquor, license not in possession and marked lanes violation at 11:05 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 1:21 p.m. Monday at 1 Market St.; at 3:45 p.m. Monday at 48 Lafayette Park; at 4:21 p.m. Monday at B Street and Parkland Avenue; at 5:18 p.m. Monday at Boston and Franklin streets; at 5:21 p.m. Monday at Allen Avenue and Chestnut Street; at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Broad and Green streets; at 7:45 p.m. Monday at 123 Green St.; at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday at Market and State streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1:43 p.m. Monday at 20 Wheeler St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 10:03 p.m. Monday on Light Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:24 p.m. Monday at 84 Adams St.; at 7:59 p.m. Monday at 287 Walnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:32 p.m. Monday at 18 Holland Ave.; at 8:51 a.m. Tuesday at 5 Libby Court.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:45 p.m. Monday at 27 Essex Court; at 7:35 p.m. Monday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 8:05 p.m. Monday at 48 Friend St.; at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday at 45 Thistle St.; at 9:24 a.m. Tuesday at Taco Bell at 124 Boston St.; at 10:01 a.m. Tuesday at 214 Ocean St.; at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday at 409 Lynnway; at 10:56 a.m. Tuesday at 14 Holland Ave.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 6:52 p.m. Monday on Boston Street.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:31 p.m. Monday at 170 South Common St.; at 4:44 p.m. Monday at 250 Maple St.

A report of a robbery at 3:39 p.m. Monday at Boston and Congress streets.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday at 24 Hamilton Ave.

Police log: 4-4-2017


LYNNFIELD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:22 p.m. Saturday on Condon Circle; at 1:08 p.m. Monday on Main Street.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 1:27 p.m. Sunday on Route 128 Southbound. Two people were taken to Lahey Clinic.

Complaints

A report of a suspicious person at 12:10 a.m. Saturday at 15 Atherton Circle. A man wearing a white coat heading to Glenn Meadow was reportedly walking down the street yelling. Police checked the surrounding area and were unable to find the man; at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday at 7 Jensen St. A caller reported a suspicious man knocked on her door. Police reported a man with a disabled vehicle called for a tow truck.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 9:43 p.m. Monday at 344 Pillings Pond Road. A caller reported a stolen bicycle.


MARBLEHEAD

Arrests

Jay Lafromboise, 37, of 10 Garden Road, was arrested on a warrant at 9:16 a.m. Monday.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 7:52 a.m. Monday on Washington Street.

An employee from the shop stated at 12:01 p.m. Monday on Barnard Street that a juvenile had been skateboarding and grinding on the steps. The employee went out and confronted the individual, who then made inappropriate gestures and took off.

A report of an egging incident at 1:44 p.m. Monday on Washington Street. A caller reported she was leaving her house that morning and someone had thrown eggs at her.


NAHANT

Arrests

Christopher Delrosario, 19, of 49 Harbor St., Apt. 2, Salem, was arrested and charged with failure to drive in the right lane, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and Class A drug possession at 11:07 a.m. Friday.


PEABODY

Arrests

Sebastiao Souza, 43, of 10 Johnson St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license subsequent offense at 4:41 p.m. Monday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2:26 p.m. Monday at 2 Clement Ave. and  96 Washington St.; at 2:54 p.m. Monday at 27 Putnam St. A caller reported her house may have been damaged in a motor vehicle accident that morning. Police reported the building department was installing supports for the house. Michail Qyrasi, 35, of 25 Aborn St., was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to use care in start/stop/turn/back. Betim Qyrasi, 68, of 94 Birch St., was summoned for allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle; at 4:02 p.m. Monday at 35 County St. A three-car accident was reported. Police reported one driver was taken to Union Hospital; at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at 132 Newbury St. and 2 Winona St.; at 6:51 a.m. Tuesday at 11 Pound Lane and 11 Andover St.; at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday at 82 Lowell St. and 2 Perkins St. A two-car accident was reported. One of the drivers was cited for failure to yield; at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday at Outback Steakhouse at 300 Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 11:16 p.m. Monday at Community Outreach Center at 210O Andover St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 5:41 p.m. Monday at 22 Hancock St. A caller reported a break that occurred earlier in the day via the front door. Police reported the caller was unsure what, if anything, was taken.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 3:18 p.m. Monday at Carraba’s Restaurant at 1A Newbury St. An employee requested a group smoking weed be dispersed from the front of the restaurant. An officer reported the group had left prior to his arrival; at 4:10 p.m. Monday at 116 Foster St.; at 7:02 p.m. Monday at 116 Foster St. A caller reported a male made threats to her. An officer reported no threats to harm were made and advised the man to stay away from the caller; at 7:45 p.m. Monday at 12 Anthony Road. A caller reported her son was assaulted while at James Street Park earlier in the day; at 11:03 p.m. Monday at 116 Shore Drive; at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday at 114 Shore Drive.

Fire

A report of a fire at 5:01 p.m. Monday at 39 Wallis St. and 23 Upton St. A caller from Boston Bounce reported she saw smoke from her place of business. The Peabody Fire Department extinguished a small trash fire that was in the rear of the property behind the building.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 6 p.m. Monday at Paddy Kelley’s at 154 Washington St. The owner wanted to report employee theft.


REVERE

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 8:02 a.m. Monday on Vane Street; at 3:40 p.m. Monday at Wonderland Train Station on North Shore Road. Wellida Machado, 33, of 237 Lantern Road, Apt 20, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Geraldo Magelo Paulino, 30, of 187 Gladstone St., Apt. 1, Boston, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; at 4:12 p.m. Monday at Wonderland Marketplace on VFW Parkway; at 7:40 p.m. Monday on Brown Circle; at 8:52 p.m. Monday at Master Auto Sales on Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:56 a.m. Monday at Bill Ash’s Lounge on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 9:58 a.m. Monday on Orchard Street; at 1:59 p.m. Monday at Youth in Motion on Broadway; at 7:28 p.m. Monday at 7-Eleven on Shirley Avenue; at 10:57 p.m. Monday at Caruso Northgate Apartments on Lantern Road.

Overdose

A report of a possible overdose at 5:53 p.m. Monday on South Avenue.

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:28 a.m. Monday on Revere Beach Boulevard; at 12:39 a.m. Monday at IHOP on Squire Road; at 5:58 p.m. Monday at Dollar Tree on Furlong Drive.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 11:55 a.m. Monday on Dawes Street; at 8:14 p.m. Monday on Franklin Avenue.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:18 a.m. Monday at 190 Broadway. One person was taken to Union Hospital.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 5:46 p.m. Monday at 21 Foster St. A woman reported two one dollar bills were turned in at an Eastern Bank in Peabody with her personal information printed on them. She was told by the bank that the bills were taken out of circulation and set to be destroyed.

A report of a disturbance at 6:42 p.m. Monday at 59 Denver St.

Fire

A report of an outside fire at 5:38 p.m. Monday at 24 Curtis Road. A caller reported her neighbor was burning leaves in the backyard.

A report of a building fire at 10:37 p.m. Monday at 11 Davis St. A caller reported a porch on fire.


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 10:08 a.m. Monday at 10 Bay View Ave.

Saugus lacrosse hopes to build a strong offense

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Saugus senior Steven Wright is expected to play a big role for the Sachems this spring. 

By HAROLD RIVERA

The Saugus boys lacrosse team finished the 2016 season at 3-15. Needless to say, that wasn’t the record the Sachems were aiming for.

With a clean slate this spring, one that fourth-year coach Rob Scuzzarella is looking forward to, Saugus is anxious to make up for last year’s mistakes. The Sachems were inexperienced last season, and it cost them.

“I think we were very young in terms of lacrosse experience,” Scuzzarella said. “I had some older guys on my team but they were new to lacrosse. I had some younger guys with lacrosse experience that were a little underdeveloped as athletes. A lot of them have worked to improve their game in the offseason, which I’m happy about.”

By gaining a year of varsity lacrosse experience, Saugus returns a core of upperclassmen who are hoping to turn things around.

Among the key returners are senior midfielders Dan Carney, Dan Jarosz, John Fitzgerald and Jack Trainor, senior attacker Stephen Wright, and senior defenders Matt Waggett and Cam Williamson.

“I have some leadership coming back,” Scuzzarella said. “I have my three leading scorers and two starting attackmen from last year.”

Other key returners are juniors Christian Billingsley, Christian Heffernan, Nick Sanderson and Drew Worthley, and sophomore Jake Morgante.

The team has an ongoing competition for the starting goalie spot, but Scuzzarella’s leaning toward giving the nod to Alex Debrito, a junior. Debrito made a number of spot starts in net for the Sachems last season.

“He’s (Debrito) got probably 10 games of starting experience under his belt right now,” Scuzzarella said.  “It’s his job to lose so we’ll see how he does with that.”

Defensively, the Sachems were strong last season. The team held opponents to under eight goals a game for the majority of the 2016 season, but Saugus struggled to generate goals. Offense will be the focal point of improvement for the Sachems this season.

“We need to develop an athletic offensive attack,” Scuzzarella said. “We lacked an explosive attack on the offensive side. Our guys have worked hard. From what I’ve seen we’ve eliminated that weakness.”

The Sachems will lean on a strong, and experienced, defensive core to carry the team. Scuzzarella expects defense to be Saugus’ strength this spring.

“We return an experienced defensive core,” Scuzzarella said. “Most of them have at least one season, some have three seasons of experience in playing for me. The younger guys can learn from the experience of the older guys. Offensively, my juniors played a lot for me last year. A lot of them have shown that they’ve worked hard in the offseason.”

Scuzzarella noted that his key players on the offensive side of that ball have worked hard in the offseason and throughout the preseason.

“I’m expecting us to play well defensively,” Scuzzarella said. “It’s hard to make a prediction on offense. My expectation is to see improvement on that side of the ball. So far I’ve been pretty hard on the offensive guys in practice. Some guys have really gotten it and taken that personally this year. We’re doing a lot to get better. I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

Joining Scuzzarella on the coaching staff is newcomer AJ Guthro. This will be the first season in which Scuzzarella will have an assistant coach to provide a second set of eyes.

“It’s definitely going to help,” Scuzzarella said. “AJ works at the school. He’s a good resource for the kids during the day. That’s a big benefit for the kids. Also, having another voice around, it’s good to have a different opinion around the guys.”

Saugus was scheduled to open the season on Monday against Swampscott but the game was postponed. Weather permitting, Saugus will visit Lynn on Wednesday for its season opener.

Magicians are strong up the middle

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Senior Ashley Stiles returns for the Magicians this spring at second base. 

By MIKE ALONGI 

The Marblehead softball team is in a bit of a rebuilding mode after losing two-thirds of its starting lineup from last year, but a solid core still remains intact. While there are plenty of positions to replace, coach Johnny Gold knows that his team is solid where it counts: up the middle.

“Our middle infield is back, plus our centerfielder and both of our pitchers from last year,” said Gold, now in his 13th season with the Magicians. “So while it’s never good to lose as many starters as we did, at least we’re strong in the middle of the field.”

Senior shortstop Montana Joyce and senior second baseman Ashley Stiles make up the middle infield, while junior Hannah Garthe returns to her spot in centerfield. On the mound will be a rotation of junior Madi Ernst and sophomore Charlotte Plakans, both of whom saw time on the hill last season.

“They’re pretty much interchangeable, which is huge for us,” said Gold. “There could be times where we ride one or the other depending on how well they’re doing, or it could be a strict rotation all year long. The best part about having two good pitchers like this is we can experiment a little and see what works for us.”

While it appears that the Magicians will be a solid defensive team once again this year, replacing production at the plate could prove to be a challenge. The seven seniors that left to graduation (McKenzie Joyce, Allison Kapoll, Sara Bornstein, Sabrina Doughman, Emily Promise, Emily Trasher and Emily Tejada) combined for 20 home runs last season, a majority of the team’s total.

“We’re losing a lot of power at the plate this year, there’s no doubt,” said Gold. “We’re going to need our pitching and defense to keep us in games and then get timely hits, that’s how we’ll have to win games.”

It’s going to be tough to get back to where the Magicians were last season (17-5, No. 3 seed in Division 2 North) due to a challenging schedule made more difficult with the addition of four Greater Boston League teams into the Northeastern Conference. Add in tough matchups with teams like St. Mary’s, North Reading and Wakefield, and this season will certainly be a grind for Marblehead.

“The league got tougher this year with the new teams added, and we’re already swimming upstream having to replace so many pieces,” said Gold. “But the girls have a great attitude so far and they’re working really hard. We’re going to stay competitive this year and see how it goes.”

Joining Gold on the coaching staff this season is newcomer Genevieve Benoit, a former star catcher at St. Mary’s and Salve Regina, and longtime assistant coach Todd Norman.

The action gets going for Marblehead next Monday afternoon when they take on NEC rival Swampscott in a conference matchup.

Swampscott zones in on housing

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A proposed zoning change would change residential (A-3) districts, which allow for multi-family units by special permit, to residential (A-2) districts, which would only allow single-family units in certain areas.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Three zoning bylaw changes are up for approval at Town Meeting in May, with one aimed at increasing Swampscott’s affordable housing stock.

Town Meeting will be asked to amend the zoning bylaw by adding affordable housing regulations, or inclusionary housing regulations.

“The purpose of these regulations is to encourage the development of affordable housing in Swampscott,” reads the Town Meeting warrant article. “This bylaw is a direct recommendation that came out of the “Swampscott 2025: The Master Plan” and “Swampscott Housing Production Plan 2015.” Swampscott is significantly below the Commonwealth-required amount of affordable housing units (we’re at 3.75 percent where 10 percent of all units are required to meet the affordable housing definition).

“That percentage will drop significantly when the 2020 census numbers come out, due to the large amount of market- and luxury-rate housing units that have been built since 2010. This bylaw will help to ensure that developments of a certain size or larger contribute their fair share to the affordable housing inventory.”

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

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

He said many communities have adopted inclusionary housing regulations, because of the 10 percent state requirement. If a municipality is below that goal, it has to make efforts to reach it, and one is the inclusionary requirement.

Kane said there were 5,795 housing units in Swampscott, at the most recent census in 2010. There are 212 affordable housing units in town, and reaching 10 percent would require a total of 580 units. But, he said, those numbers will change in the upcoming census, as there have been lots of housing production in town in the past 10 years.

One of the major recent developments is Hanover Vinnin Square, which features 184 luxury apartments.

Another zoning change would change residential (A-3) districts, which allow up to eight multi-family units through a special permit process, to residential (A-2) districts, which would only allow single-family homes by right, in certain areas, Kane said.

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Kane said the down-zoning includes fewer than 80 properties, which includes the neighborhood of Rockland Street, King Street and Redington Street. The other section is the waterfront properties from the Fish House to Sandy Beach on Puritan Road. If the properties happen to be two-family or multi-family now, they would be grandfathered in and would not be required to switch to single-family, he added.

The down-zoning would allow property owners to tear down and build a single-family home again, Kane said. If the current property owner or future buyer wanted to tear down a single-family home or convert that to a two-family home, they wouldn’t be able to by changing the zoning, he added.

Kane said the reason the change is being proposed for those specific areas is that particular street network those properties are on is small, wouldn’t accommodate multi-family, and should be zoned for single-family use.

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

The changed tourist lodging overlay district now includes properties in three small areas. The first one is the portion of Humphrey Street from the Lynn line to the monument. There are the properties on the east side of Puritan Road opposite Sandy Beach, and the properties from Phillips Beach to Preston Beach, Kane said.

There is currently only one bed and breakfast in town on Humphrey Street and there are no hotels, motels or inns. Swampscott has had hotels in its history, but the two largest ones, New Ocean House Hotel, and Hotel Preston, burned down in 1969 and 1957 respectively. A motel built where Hotel Preston used to be was wrecked in the blizzard of 1978, according to town historian Lou Gallo.

Informational meetings on the proposed zoning changes will be tonight at Swampscott High School at 7 and Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m.  


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

 

Police log: 4-4-2017

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

Elodia Carrillo, 47, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 2:38 p.m. Sunday.

Molica Chen, of 272 Western Ave., was arrested on a warrant charge of defacing property at 1:39 p.m. Sunday.

Matthew Currier, of 15 Parkland Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of speeding and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 2:31 p.m. Sunday.

Corey Denton, of 8 Allen St., New Bedford, was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of shoplifting by asportation at 7:39 p.m. Sunday.

Amanda Dexter, 26, of 11 Cook St., was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering nighttime for a felony and destruction of property at 1:44 p.m. Monday.

Philip Falcucci, 31, of 124 Crescent Ave., Revere, was arrested and charged with destruction of property at 12:59 p.m. Monday.

Sheilagh Kelly, 41, of 467 Ferry St., Malden, was arrested and charged with larceny by check at 1:22 p.m. Monday.

Joanne Knapp, of 79 North Common St., was arrested on warrant charges of sexual conduct for a fee and Class A drug possession at 1:14 p.m. Sunday.

Brandon Ortiz, 22, of 80 Sagamore St., was arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and destruction of property at 12:28 a.m. Monday.

Yared Rios, 45, of 67 Rand St., was arrested and charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, trespassing with a firearm, unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card, firearm violation with one prior violent crime and violation of the city knife ordinance at 8:32 p.m. Sunday.

Eliza Wallner was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and two counts of state highway traffic violation at 10:38 a.m. Monday.

Muntaser Wiher, 38, of 70 Kernwood Drive, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 11:31 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 12:51 p.m. Sunday at 38 Exchange St.; at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at Auto Zone at 86 Boston St.; at 9:18 p.m. Sunday at 107 Newhall St.; at 11:13 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Avenue and Essex Street; at 1:33 a.m. Monday at 446 Western Ave.; at 8:34 a.m. Monday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 12:29 p.m. Monday at 1 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:18 p.m. Sunday at Eastern Bank at 112 Market St.; at 9:49 a.m. Monday at 224 Washington St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 7:21 a.m. Monday at Broadway and Jenness Street; at 7:39 a.m. Monday at 8 Lafayette Park.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 2:14 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at 83 Eutaw Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:31 p.m. Sunday at 77 Green St.; at 4:51 p.m. Sunday at 228 Kings Hill Drive; at 6:38 p.m. Sunday at 38 Hanover St.; at 11:02 p.m. Sunday at Euphoria Night Club at 130 Union St.; at 10:47 a.m. Monday at Lynn City Hall at 3 City Hall Square.

A report of a gunshot at 7:42 p.m. Sunday at Pine Grove Cemetery at 145 Boston St.; at 10:40 p.m. Sunday at Allen and Rock avenues; at 10:54 p.m. Sunday at 29 Grant St.; at 11:33 p.m. Sunday at 78 Central Ave.; at 11:34 p.m. Sunday at Lynnway and Newhall Street; at 1:32 a.m. Monday at Sagamore and Washington streets; at 2:16 a.m. Monday at Mt Vernon and Silsbee streets.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 4:48 p.m. Sunday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.; at 5:14 p.m. Sunday at 810 Lynnway; at 8:12 a.m. Monday at 33 Cherry St.; at 10:50 a.m. Monday at 153 Tracy Ave.; at 11:36 a.m. Monday at 1 Brook Road; at 12:34 p.m. Monday at Eastern Bank at 112 Market St.  

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 1:52 p.m. Sunday at 26 Rockingham St.

Police log: 4-3-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 5:09 p.m. Sunday on Washington Street.

Complaints

A caller reported a black Jeep with a soft top heading towards the neck with the driver possibly smoking a joint at 10:23 a.m. Sunday at Beach and East Orchard streets. The caller witnessed the driver light the joint and drive off.

A report of an egging incident at 6:30 a.m. Monday on Washington Street. A caller reported her car was hit by an egging that morning and she was also partially sprayed. She thought the people involved were throwing them from a window, rather than a vehicle. Police reported some egg parts could be seen in the street. Another caller reported his car was hit and thought he knew the location of the house involved. Police reported the second floor of 284 Washington St. was the suspected location off the egging, but the occupants would not answer the door.


PEABODY

Arrests

Douglas M. Bozek, 46, of 29 Harrison Ave., was arrested on warrants at 2:35 p.m. Sunday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:21 p.m. Sunday at 46 Margin St. and 2 Newcastle Road; at 9:23 a.m. Saturday at Green Tangerine Spa & Salon at 210G Andover St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 8:19 p.m. Sunday at 76 Aborn St.; at 1:19 a.m. Monday at Portuguese-American War Veterans at 103 Tremont St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a burglary attempt at 11:07 p.m. Sunday at R&A Automotive at 26 Lake St. A caller reported a man trying to break in. Police reported the man was looking for a phone number for the business in order to inform them that he had dropped off his car in the lot for service.

Complaints

A report of harassment at 9:13 p.m. Sunday at The Cheesecake Factory at 210C Andover St. A caller reported someone was harassing them online and posting inappropriate photos of them. Police reported the harassment occurred in Salem and that the caller would be obtaining a harassment order there.

A report of a disturbance at 10:29 p.m. Sunday at 13 Keys Drive.


REVERE

Arrests

Dengel Capeles-Rosa, 32, of 461 Crescent Ave., Apt. 9, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant at 3:33 a.m. Sunday.

Cheryl Ann Lawrence, 47, of 177F Greenleaf Ave., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 9:29 p.m. Thursday.

Jean M. Leuci, 51, of 50 Fernwood Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 1:31 p.m. Thursday.

Carolyn Painter, 39, of 5 Wedgewood Road, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was arrested and charged with larceny of property at 9:29 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:05 a.m. Friday on Shirley Avenue; at 11:35 a.m. Friday at Speedway on Lee Burbank Highway; at 2:55 p.m. Friday on Martin Street; at 4:28 p.m. Friday at Adams Street and Cushman Avenue; at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Staples on VFW Parkway; at 5:42 p.m. Friday at T-Mobile on Everett Street; at 10:34 p.m. Friday at Firestone on Squire Road; at 8:02 a.m. Saturday at Market Basket on Squire Road; at 11:39 a.m. Saturday at Four Points Sheraton on Squire Road; at 2:35 p.m. Saturday on Reservoir Avenue; at 2:52 p.m. Saturday at Thrifty Car Rental on Lee Burbank Highway; at 6:52 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Family Chiropractic on Broadway; at 8:18 p.m. Saturday at Mill and Beach streets. A 17-year-old juvenile was summoned for operating recklessly so as to endanger and speeding; at 11:05 p.m. Saturday at Wonderland Entertainment on North Shore Road; at 8:37 a.m. Sunday on Broadway; at 12:42 p.m. Sunday on Brown Circle. Fernando R. Desouza, 42, of 370 Ocean Ave., Apt. 808, was summoned for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and state highway/following too close; at 8:51 p.m. Sunday at Mom’s Indian Motorcycles on Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 6:13 p.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue.

Assaults

A report of an assault at 3:05 p.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 10:41 p.m. Saturday on North Shore Road; at 2:36 p.m. Sunday on Park Avenue; at 4:09 p.m. Sunday on Squire Road.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:33 p.m. Saturday at Church of Latter Day Saints on Washington Avenue.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 4:05 a.m. Friday on Carleton Street; at 8:08 a.m. Friday at 7-Eleven on Broadway; at 10:06 a.m. Friday at Sally’s Beauty Supply on Squire Road; at 3:31 p.m. Friday at Registry of Motor Vehicles on Everett Street; at 11:33 p.m. Friday at BK’s Bar & Grille on Ocean Avenue; at 11:48 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 1:56 a.m. Saturday at Rodeway Inn on American Legion Highway; at 7:56 p.m. Saturday on Beach Street; at 8:34 p.m. Saturday on Sargent Street; at 10:21 p.m. Saturday on Centennial Avenue; at 12:11 a.m. Sunday on Centennial Avenue; at 2:38 a.m. Sunday on Revere Beach Parkway; at 3:33 a.m. Sunday on Pomona Street; at 4:34 a.m. Sunday on Pomona Street; at 5:38 a.m. Sunday on South Avenue; at 3:01 p.m. Sunday at Dunkin’ Donuts on Beach Street; at 3:15 p.m. Sunday on Agawam Street; at 7 p.m. Sunday at Revere Housing Authority on Constitution Avenue; at 7:24 p.m. Sunday on Mills Avenue.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 8:25 p.m. Friday at Centennial Avenue and North Shore Road.

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 11:42 a.m. Saturday on Proctor Avenue; at 8:17 p.m. Saturday at Northgate on Squire Road; at 6:28 p.m. Sunday at Burlington Coat Factory on Squire Road.

A report of bicycle theft at 9:01 p.m. Sunday at Rite Aid on Broadway.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 12:15 a.m. Saturday at Showcase Cinemas on Squire Road.

A report of vandalism at 7:01 p.m. Sunday at Robert Road and School Street.


SAUGUS

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 8:05 a.m. Friday at Lincoln and Western avenues; at 8:45 p.m. Friday at 177 Winter St. A caller reported a vehicle into a pole across from the home; at 5:56 a.m. Saturday at Fox Hill Bridge on Salem Turnpike.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 10:20 p.m. Friday at Saugus Community Methodist Church at 493 Lincoln Ave. A caller reported a purse was removed from a vehicle parked in the rear of the lot and the passenger’s side window was broken; at 10:24 p.m. Saturday at Angela’s Coal Fired Pizza at 880 Broadway; at 10:41 p.m. Saturday at The Continental Restaurant at 266 Broadway.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 2:08 a.m. Friday at Clifton Avenue and Baker Street; at 10:33 p.m. Friday at Warden Street Apartments at 5 Warden St. A caller reported there were five kids to the rear of her building and thought they were using marijuana. Police reported finding nothing after an area check; at 11:12 p.m. Saturday at Milano Drive and Forest Street; at 4 p.m. Saturday at Staaf Road and School Street.

A report of suspicious activity at 3:47 p.m. Friday at Heritage Heights Housing for the Elderly at 19 Talbot St. A caller reported four young males banged on her door and tried to open it. Her friend, who was in the apartment with her, tried to chase the males, but tripped and fell, injuring her wrist. The suspects fled towards Vine Street. Police reported there didn’t seem to be any entry and it was unclear what the children wanted.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 2:59 p.m. Friday at Sunglass Hut in Macy’s at 1185 Broadway. The supervisor reported nine pairs of sunglasses were stolen overnight, totaling about $3,000.


SWAMPSCOTT

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 9:46 p.m. Sunday at Burrill Street and Doherty Circle.

Students learn ins and outs of college acceptance

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Julia Kornerup of Swampscott High School was accepted early to Union College in New York.

By LEAH DEARBORN

SWAMPSCOTT — Spring brings more than April showers; it’s the time of year when many students eagerly watch mail slots and inboxes for college acceptance letters.

For Swampscott High School senior Julia Kornerup, the decision to apply early has spared her some of the waiting anxiety.

When she was accepted into the general studies program at New York’s Union College back in December, she and her mother opened the digital letter containing the good news together.

“My mom started screaming,” said Kornerup. “She tends to be more outgoing about things like that. I was so happy but couldn’t express it.”

Since then she’s made preparations by reaching out to anyone else in the area with plans to attend the same school.

“I love the fact that I applied early decision,” she said, adding that it’s given her the ability to focus on the remainder of high school. “It’s so much better to have everything out of the way.”

Katherine Perez, a senior at Lynn Classical High School, has taken pains to ensure that she has plenty of choices when the fall semester starts.
She applied to 15 schools and has been accepted to most of them, but sees Providence College as the most likely option so far.

Perez, who wants to major in marketing with a minor in sociology, applied to more than a dozen colleges to see what sort of financial aid she would get.

“It was difficult to keep track, but I’m glad I did it,” said Perez. “I can’t imagine putting my whole hopes into one school.”

She said that many of her friends also applied to five or more schools, and that some of them are waiting on Ivy League responses.

Perez did have some advice for high school sophomores and juniors based on her own college application experience.

“Try volunteering, get involved with organizations,” she said. “They really do make a big difference.”  

She named Girls Inc. of Lynn as a program that helped her get through the whole college process. Now she’s moving onto the search for scholarships.

As for the prospect of living out on her own, Perez isn’t daunted.

“I’m actually really excited about that,” she said.  

Police log: 4-3-2017

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

Kenneth Averett, of 30 Franklin St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of Class B drug possession, Class A drug possession, credit card fraud, larceny, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and number plate violation at 7:32 p.m. Saturday.

Adam Carroccino, 34, of 40 Rockdale Ave., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to wear a seatbelt and motor vehicle lights violation at 9 p.m. Friday.

Jennifer Moura, of 42 Thistle St., was arrested on warrant charges of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and no inspection/sticker at 11:39 a.m. Sunday.

Wellington Pena, 41, was arrested and charged with trespassing, violation of the city knife ordinance and Class A drug possession subsequent offense at 7:57 p.m. Friday.

David Torres, 27, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 7:34 p.m. Friday.

Matthew Trombley, of 30 Franklin St., was arrested on a warrant charge of use of a motor vehicle without authority at 4:44 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run accident at 1 p.m. Friday at 595 Western Ave.; at 1:29 p.m. Friday at 103 Johnson St.; at 4:31 p.m. Friday on City Hall Square; at 12:43 a.m. Saturday at 228 Cedar Brook Road; at 9:05 a.m. Saturday at 180 Essex St.; at 12:40 p.m. Saturday at 94 Holyoke St.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 2 p.m. Friday at 12 School St.; at 4:01 p.m. Friday at Federal Street and Western Avenue; at 4:15 p.m. Friday at Boston and Robinson streets; at 4:57 p.m. Friday at Adams Street Extension and Tracy Avenue; at 5:03 p.m. Friday at 2 Adams St. Extension; at 5:14 p.m. Friday at Chestnut and Goodridge streets; at 5:26 p.m. Friday at Chestnut and Grant streets; at 8:15 p.m. Friday at 59 Dungeon Ave.; at 10:04 p.m. Friday at 54 Magnolia Ave.; at 10:47 p.m. Friday at Waitt and Western avenues; at 11:16 p.m. Friday at 18 Ontario St.; at 2:04 a.m. Saturday at 349 Eastern Ave.; at 5:52 a.m. Saturday at 1150 Western Ave.; at 10:12 a.m. Saturday at 34 Lafayette Park; at 10:16 a.m. Saturday at Broad and Union streets; at 11:08 a.m. Saturday on Lewis Street; at 11:53 a.m. Saturday at Moulton and Walnut streets; at 6:17 p.m. Saturday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 932 Lynnfield St.; at 7:48 p.m. Saturday on Joyce Street; at 11:24 p.m. Saturday at 98 Henry Ave.; at 11:37 p.m. Saturday at 98 Hanover St.; at 12:07 a.m. Sunday at 20 Stanwood St.; at 10:10 a.m. Sunday at 821 Lynnway.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 1:53 p.m. Friday on Suffolk Street; at 3:40 p.m. Friday on North Bend Street; at 3:13 p.m. Saturday on Willow Street.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:09 p.m. Friday at Game Stop at 39 State St.; at 2:13 p.m. Friday at 285 Lynn Shore Drive; at 2:25 p.m. Friday at 80 Franklin St.; at 5:22 p.m. Friday at 171 Lewis St.; at 5:27 p.m. Friday at 140 Liberty St.; at 7:37 p.m. Friday at 422 Walnut St.; at 8:53 p.m. Friday at 328 Essex St.; at 9:01 p.m. Friday at 254 Western Ave.; at 10:09 p.m. Friday at 207 Washington St.; at 10:20 p.m. Friday at 8 Joyce St.; at 6:56 p.m. Saturday at 14 Moulton St.; at 7:24 p.m. Saturday at 7 Sheridan St.; at 7:56 p.m. Saturday at 122 Chestnut St.; at 8:14 p.m. Saturday at 15 James St.; at 9:01 p.m. Saturday at 21 Sheridan St.; at 8:55 a.m. Sunday at 80 Sagamore St.; at 9:44 a.m. Sunday at Chatham Street and Oakwood Avenue; at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at 353 Chatham St.

A report of a gunshot at 12:19 a.m. Saturday at Chestnut Street and Kingsley Terrace; at 12:22 a.m. Saturday at 18 Autumn St.; at 4:31 a.m. Saturday at 96 Orchard St.; at 4:31 a.m. Saturday at 20 Neptune St. Court; at 4:32 a.m. Saturday at 26 South St.; at 12:58 a.m. Sunday on Robinson Street; at 1:01 a.m. Sunday at 34 Kirtland St.

Overdose

A report of an overdose at 2:20 p.m. Friday on Memorial Park Avenue; at 8:42 p.m. Friday on Camden Street.

Theft

A report of a robbery at 3:23 p.m. Friday at 39 Exchange St.; at 1:57 a.m. Sunday at 4 Laurel St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at 3 Camden St.

Vandalism

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 2:31 p.m. Friday at 27 Whiting St.; at 2:44 a.m. Sunday at 396 Essex St.; at 2:46 a.m. Sunday at High and Liberty streets.


MARBLEHEAD

Theft

A report of a larceny/forgery/fraud at 12:51 p.m. Friday on Redstone Lane. A caller reported multiple checks were written on their account and one was deposited; at 4:38 p.m. Friday on Lee Street. Identity fraud was reported.


PEABODY

Arrests

Charles L. Copponi Jr., 44, of 5 Waldingfield Lane, was arrested and charged with trespassing at 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

Cuevas Jarmal Jones, 31, of 4241 Hendrix Drive, Apt. I7, Forest Park, Georgia, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 6:41 p.m. Saturday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 7:40 p.m. Friday at 412 Lynnfield St. A motor vehicle drove onto a resident’s front lawn with no injuries. The caller reported she could smell alcohol; at 11:02 p.m. Friday at 150 Main St.; at 2:07 a.m. Saturday at Santarpio’s Pizza at 71 Newbury St.; at 2:38 a.m. Saturday at 133 Newbury St. and 295 Forest St.; at 9:10 a.m. Saturday at 20 Osborne St. A caller reported a motor vehicle that just struck a telephone pole and may have rolled into a house. The driver refused medical attention; at 3:18 p.m. Saturday on Andover Street; at 5:44 p.m. Saturday at 303 Lowell St. Police reported a vehicle swerved into a tree to avoid an accident; at 9:57 p.m. Saturday at 22 Mason St.

Assaults

A report of an assault and battery at 8:17 p.m. Friday on Andover Street.

Complaints

A report of suspicious activity at 3:58 p.m. Friday at Scrubbles at 23B Central St. A caller reported a man ran into the business attempting to hide. Police reported the suspicious person had left the area; at 6:18 p.m. Friday at 14 Columbia Blvd. A caller reported she returned home and was told her 14-year-old son was seen by a neighbor driving a vehicle. A 14-year-old juvenile was summoned for use of a motor vehicle without authority and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

A report of a disturbance at 11:42 p.m. Friday at 11 Magnolia Way; at 9:21 p.m. Saturday at 14 Columbia Blvd. A male juvenile was taken to North Shore Children’s Hospital for evaluation; at 11:46 p.m. Saturday at VFW Fidelity Post 1011 at 20 Stevens St.; at 1:59 a.m. Sunday at Tannery Gardens at 111 Foster St.; at 3:03 a.m. Saturday at 13 Keys Drive.

A caller reported a sick/injured animal in her trash at 1:09 p.m. Sunday at 18 Paleologos St. Police reported the animal left on its own.

Vandalism

A report of vandalism at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Community Outreach Center at 210 Andover St. Mall Security reported someone wanted to report a break to their vehicle. Police reported it appeared the matter was over someone attempting to steal a plow off of his pickup truck; at 10:32 a.m. Saturday at 4 Selwyn Road. A caller reported that a plow driver damaged her vehicle.


SWAMPSCOTT

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 6:04 p.m. Saturday at 371 Paradise Road.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 12:17 a.m. Sunday at Mission on the Bay at 141 Humphrey St.

Theft

A report of a larceny at 3:16 p.m. Saturday at Starbucks at 1016 Paradise Road.

Barbara Braun Wermuth

Barbara Braun Wermuth passed away peacefully at home with family on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Swampscott.

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

 

1997 April Fools’ blizzard anything but a joke

ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE
Virginia and Donald Lucia are pictured 20 years after the April Fools’ Day blizzard of 1997.

By BRIDGET TURCOTTE

LYNN Only three to five inches of snow is expected this April Fools’ Day. But 20 years ago, the joke was on the residents of the Northeastern United States when Mother Nature dumped rain, sleet and more than 25 inches of snow on every town from Maine to Maryland.

Item file photo

Virginia and Donald Lucia tackle the blizzard in 1997.

“We couldn’t get out from our front or side door that day,” said Virginia Lucia, who the late Item photographer Walter Hoey captured shoveling snow from the top of her car two decades ago. “It was just so much snow.”

Virginia and her husband, Donald Lucia, have lived in their Fernwood Avenue home for 56 years. Donald, who worked for the Swampscott Public School system, said more than anything, he remembers the flooding that followed the snowfall.

“And, of course, these storms bring out a certain sense of camaraderie,” he said. “You see your neighbors and you help each other out.”

The record-setting spring blizzard prompted the deaths of three men in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; all suffered heart attacks while shoveling snow.

Prior to the storm, Boston had received 26.5 inches of snow for the season. People took warnings of a blizzard lightly because of the anticipated storm’s date. Plows had already been put away from the spring season. March 30, 1997, a sunny day with a high temperature of 63 degrees, didn’t help convince anyone otherwise.

But a cold front hit on March 31. From 7-11 p.m., an inch of snow fell each hour. From 11-3 a.m. on April 1, three inches piled up per hour. With 25.4 inches measured at Logan International Airport, the snowstorm was the fourth largest in Boston’s history. The biggest was the North American Blizzard of 2003, which totaled 27.5 inches, beating the Blizzard of ‘78 by .4 inches.

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About 1,000 Massachusetts drivers spent the night trapped in their vehicles, Logan Airport was shut down, and trees and large limbs fell, leaving many without electricity; 8,000 in Lynn alone.

City officials used the Broadway Fire Station as an emergency management command post, Breed Junior High as an evacuation center, and Greater Lynn Senior Services as a shelter.

A 4-year-old boy fell into Sluice Pond while playing with his older brother. His brother jumped into the frigid water after him, as did their father, who helped rescue them both. A Howard Street woman went into labor during the storm’s peak, a Boston Street man was injured by his snowblower, and a Saratoga Street man was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital to have two of his partially severed fingers reattached.

On April 2, 1997, then-Lynn Mayor Patrick J. McManus estimated the April Fools’ Day surprise cost the city $100,000 in plowing and sanding costs, on top of the $200,000 budgeted and mostly already spent during the winter.

Schools in Lynn, Peabody, Nahant, Lynnfield, Revere and Saugus were closed for the first time that year, according to a 1997 Item article. Marblehead and Swampscott had a two-hour delay.


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

LEHS students attend annual Youth Congress

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Lynn English students attended the Anti-Defamation League A World of Difference Institute.

LYNN — More than 35 English High School students attended Thursday’s Anti-Defamation League A World of Difference Institute in Boston along with school peer mediator Ginny Keenan.

This one-day conference brought together more than 1,400 middle school and high school students, teachers and community leaders from over 65 schools across New England, including Lynn, Marblehead, Swampscott and Melrose with middle school as well as high school students attending.

The event’s keynote speaker was Gold Star parent Khizr Khan.

World of Difference gives students and teachers the opportunity to explore what it is like for people of different national origins, ethnicities, races and religions to live in the United States. Participants will develop action steps to foster inclusive schools and communities in which everyone is welcomed, respected and valued.   

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“At this time of rising hate incidents, schools remain a top concern,” said ADL New England Regional Director Robert Trestan. “ADL New England has responded to an unprecedented number of calls this year from schools asking for assistance with a bias related incident.”

Trestan said this year’s theme, “There Is No Them, Only Us,” serves as a critical reminder that “we all have a role to play in creating a world where differences are celebrated.”

Youth Congress will provide students and their teachers with the opportunity to affect positive change, and learn what they can do to counteract bias and discrimination in their schools and communities.”  

 

Police log: 4-1-2017

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

Steven Hersey, 43, of 21 Essex Ave. was arrested and charged with assault and battery in the presence of a police officer, assault and battery on a disabled person over 60 years and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:45 a.m. Friday.

Devinya Robinson of 38 Gordon St. in Framingham was arrested on a warrant charge of assault and battery on a disabled person over 60 years at 3:14 p.m. Thursday.

Walter Varela, 23, of 85 Lawton Ave. was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and no inspection sticker at 7:59 a.m. Friday.  

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle accident with personal injury at 11:23 a.m. Friday at Congress Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at 11:47 a.m. Friday at 499 Eastern Ave.

Complaints

A report of a disturbance at 1:09 a.m. at 124 Broad St. Friday; at 5:23 a.m. at 425 Washington St. Friday; at 6:08 a.m. at 124 Central Ave. #26 Friday; at 6:12 a.m. at 563 Boston St. Friday; at 10:08 a.m. at 8 Carnes St. Floor 2 FL Friday; at 11:38 a.m. at 409 Lynnway Friday.  

A report of vandalism at 7:41 a.m. at 48 Seymour Ave Floor 2 Friday.

Theft

A report of larceny at 6:20 a.m. Friday at 2 Atlantic St.; at 11:05 a.m. at 55 School St. #2L Friday; at 11:34 a.m. Friday at 94 Boston St.

A report of breaking and entering at 2:36 p.m. Friday at 247 Boston St. Floor 1.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:26 a.m. Friday at 837 Lynnway.

Police log: 3-31-2017


MARBLEHEAD

Theft

A report of larceny at 5:22 p.m. at Birch Street Thursday.


PEABODY

Arrests

Eder Deoliveira, 33, of 47 Cross St. #1 in Everett was arrested at 46 Tremont St. on a department warrant at 2:01 p.m. Thursday.

Dale McNulty-Bynoe Jr., 18, of 58 Central St. was arrested at 11 Main St. Thursday.  

Elias Pereira, 33, of 44 Pearl St. #1 in Everett was arrested at 46 Tremont St. for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to display the owner’s name at 2:01 p.m. Thursday.

Accidents

A report of a motor vehicle at 4:20 at 59 Newbury St. Thursday; at 10:54 a.m. at Sylvan Street Friday.


SAUGUS

Arrests

Ahmauri Serge Menard of 77A Bolton St. in Cambridge was arrested on warrant charges at 9:50 a.m. Thursday.

Theft

A report of larceny at 10:18 a.m. on Broadway Thursday.