Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 5-17-18

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Emil Cantin, 56, of 89 Allen Ave., was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended license on Wednesday at 9:01 a.m.

Jonathan Gerweck was arrested on Tuesday at 2:55 p.m. for destruction of property, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and use of motor vehicle without permission.

Isaiah Graham, 36, of 19 Liberty St., was arrested for drinking in public on Tuesday at 6:40 p.m.

Patrick Kayulu, 41, was arrested for drinking in public on Tuesday at 6:56 p.m.

Patrick Severino, 28, of 50 Brownville Ave., was arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and equipment violation on Wednesday at 12:18 a.m.

Wayne Then, 31, of 893 Western Ave., was arrested on Tuesday at 7:23 p.m. for assault with a dangerous weapon, and possession of drugs with intent to distribute.



On Tuesday at 10:08 a.m., a man came into the station and said he wanted his son arrested. While he was in a nursing home his son took all his furniture and turned off his cell phones, the man reported. As a result, he and his wife do not have phones, he said. Concerned that he and his wife cannot call 911 if needed. Caller said he has a phone that his daughter gave him, but he didn’t know how to turn it on. Visiting nurse to go to the home. Phone is operable.

Officer reported a wallet was found at Mino’s Roast Beef on Atlantic Avenue on Tuesday at 12:12 p.m. There was no Massachusetts ID in the wallet, but officer found an Abbott Library card and contacted the library. A staff member left a voicemail on the owners’ phone that wallet was at the police station.

On Tuesday at 2:13 p.m., caller from Cambridge reported her concern about a possible Facebook scam. She tried to buy tickets to an event on a Facebook event page. She sent the seller a message through Facebook Messenger who told her to send payment through PayPal, which she did. At that point, the seller stopped responding to her messages and she noticed others were trying to buy the tickets as well. One of those potential buyers posted an article showing the seller’s profile picture, which was a mugshot from a murderer in the United Kingdom. Those potential buyers also posted the seller was unresponsive. PayPal reversed the payment and said the seller’s account was closed. Caller said she was in fear. Dispatcher offered to send officer to make frequent passes by her home.

A walk-in reported erratic vehicle operated by a woman on Tuesday at 3:55 p.m. passing cars from the Lynnway to the rotary to Lynn Shore Drive. The operator was also flipping off other drivers. Suspect vehicle ended up in Marblehead. She was told Marblehead police lack jurisdiction in Lynn but would let other units know to be on the lookout.

On Tuesday at 8:22 p.m., caller reported a white man was hitting golf balls into the water from the beach. He is wearing a white tank top and boxers and has been drinking at the beach. Officer spoke to the suspect who said he is in for the night and is temporarily living on Fort Sewall Lane.



Shoplifting reported at Famous Footwear on Furlong Drive on Tuesday at 11:27 a.m.; an unwanted person reported on Bellingham Avenue on Tuesday at 4:04 p.m., peace restored; suspicious activity at the Revere Housing Authority on Hutchinson Street at 4:27 p.m. on Tuesday; at Ambrose Park on Tuesday at 3:40 p.m.; on Mountain Avenue on Tuesday at 11:14 p.m.; on Campbell Avenue on Tuesday at 10:31 p.m.; on Wednesday at 7:27 a.m. at Market Basket.


Report of a hit and run property accident at North Shore Road and Frank Avenue on Tuesday at 8:28 p.m.



On Tuesday at 5:28 a.m. a 911 caller from Oak Crest Street reported a man wielding a drill was breaking into an abandoned home. Suspect’s vehicle was parked in the driveway at 14 Oak Crest St. Man was seen carrying a bag from the home and placing it into his vehicle. Suspect was described as a white man with a beard, wearing jeans and a gray hoodie. Two officers and a sergeant were dispatched but reported the vehicle was gone upon arrival.

A 911 caller reported a vehicle drove into a wall outside of Walmart with airbag deployment on Tuesday at 11:39 a.m. The caller said the female driver said she was not injured. Engine 3 and an ambulance dispatched and discovered a second vehicle was also damaged by the woman. Sergeant requested tow truck for both vehicles.

On Tuesday at 12:51 p.m., a caller from Jackson Street reported her neighbor had been stealing bicycles and has several of them behind her house. Officer sent and found eight bikes in the backyard. There were not any reports of stolen bikes. Officer spoke to the homeowner who said the bikes were brought over from their former home in Everett. Police officer was satisfied they were not stolen.

Callers from Springdale Avenue on Tuesday at 2:17 p.m. reported a white man in an older black sedan was stealing metal from backyards. Officers dispatched and stopped the motor vehicle that matched the description of the caller at Intervale and Hillside avenues. Matter remains under investigation.


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