Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 7-27-18

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.



Gino Branden, 44, of 26 High Rock St., was arrested and charged with destruction of property worth under $1,200 and assault with a dangerous weapon at 8:12 p.m. on Wednesday.

Elmer Funes, 20, of 18 Hudson St., was arrested on a warrant charge of miscellaneous statutory violation and a straight warrant charge at 1:31 p.m. on Thursday.

Thomas Martinez-Ortiz, 25, of 117 Brookline St., was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop or yield at 7:36 a.m. on Thursday.

Alphonso Robinson, 19, of 13 Michigan Terrace, was arrested and charged with failure to signal, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle or trailer, failure to stop for police, number plate violation, and an unregistered motor vehicle at 11:01 a.m. on Thursday.

Michael Scali, of 30 Derby St., Somerville, was arrested on a warrant charge of disorderly conduct at 2:24 p.m. on Thursday.

Herbert Smith was arrested on warrant charges of shoplifting worth over $250 by asportation and possession of a class A drug at 11:53 a.m. on Thursday.


A report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash at 125 Commercial St. at 12:22 p.m. on Wednesday; at 166 Bickford St. at 9:05 a.m. on Thursday.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at Stanwood Street and Western Avenue at 4:13 p.m. on Wednesday.

A report of a motor vehicle crash at Harris Road and Lynnfield Street at 7:23 a.m. on Thursday; at 433 Lynnfield St. at 7:26 a.m. on Thursday; at Richdale, 149 Walnut St. at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday; at Broad and Market streets at 11:01 a.m. on Thursday; at 87 Sheridan St. at 12:50 p.m. on Thursday; at 69 North Federal St. at 4 p.m. on Thursday; at Chestnut and Logan streets at 5:04 p.m. on Thursday.


A report of an assault and battery on Brightwood Terrace at 10:38 p.m. on Wednesday.


A report of a fight at Wendy’s, 377 Lynnway, at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

A report of a possible gunshot at 104 President St. at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday; at Pleasant and State streets at 10:56 p.m. on Wednesday; at 18 Bond St. at 10:56 p.m. on Wednesday.

A report of an unwelcome guest at 124 Central Ave. at 5:51 p.m. on Wednesday; at 2 Spencer St. at 5:58 p.m. on Wednesday.


A report of a possible overdose on West Green Street at 1:38 p.m. on Wednesday; on Dartmouth Street at 8:13 a.m. on Thursday; on Almont Street at 9:43 a.m. on Thursday; on Dartmouth Street at 9:53 a.m. on Thursday.


A report of a larceny at 11 Clarendon Ave. at 10:46 a.m. on Wednesday; at 76 Commonwealth Road at 11:11 a.m. on Wednesday; at 100 Willow St. at 11:43 a.m. on Wednesday; at Rainbow, 35 State St., at 6:42 p.m. on Wednesday; at Park Street and Western Avenue at 8:35 a.m. on Thursday; at Richdale, 573 Chestnut St., at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday.

A report of shoplifting at Walmart, 780 Lynnway, at 4:04 p.m. on Thursday.


A report of vandalism at 25 High Rock St. at 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday.



Report of theft at Whole Foods at 100 Market St. on Wednesday at 12:11 p.m. Manager reported customer walked out with a shopping cart filled with food. Officer took report.

Suspicious person reported in the backyard at 43 Grey Lane on Wednesday at 12:59 p.m. Officer reports it was a surveyor.

Disabled vehicle reported at 199 Salem St. and 511 Walnut St. on Wednesday at 1:36 p.m. Officer reports he stood by for tow.

Heart attack reported at 2 Melody Lane on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Victim taken to the hospital.

A well-being check was requested at 26 Center Village on Wednesday at 8:10 p.m.  Son called back to say he was able to reach his mother and all is well.



A caller reported his vehicle was struck by a landscape truck and the landscaper denied doing so on Redstone Lane at 3:01 p.m. on Wednesday.

A report of a two-car motor vehicle crash on Cedar Street at 4:53 p.m. on Wednesday.


A caller reported at 7:56 a.m. on Wednesday that she was in a motor vehicle accident the other day and the male who hit her vehicle asked her not to go through insurance and he would pay her directly. The caller stated there was thousands of dollars worth of damage and she already went through her insurance and ever since she told him so the male has been showing up at her house unexpectedly on a daily basis. She said his continuous appearances are frightening her daughter. Responding officers talked to the suspect and advised him to stay away from the residence.

A caller reported a motorcycle driving erratically and weaving in and out, even running a red light at Atlantic Avenue and Community Road at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday.

A business owner called to report the window on their van was shattered overnight on Pleasant Street at 10:31 a.m. on Wednesday.

A caller reported receiving a scam email at 12:14 p.m. on Wednesday.

A caller reported having ongoing issues with his neighbor and he witnessed that neighbor (on camera) “pouring fish guts” on the vehicle owned by his mother at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday.



James L. Greeley, 40, of 14 Jennifer Lane, was issued a warrant for his arrest on a probation violation on Wednesday at 9:43 p.m. from another police department. Officer reports he was taken into custody on July 6.


Robert Nicholas Melville, 34, of 205 Lynn St., was issued a summons on Wednesday at 11:24 p.m. and charged with assault and battery on an intimate partner, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, intimidating a witness, and violating a restraining order after a call from his girlfriend who said Melville was being very aggressive and trying to hit her.  


A report of a three-car motor vehicle crash at the jughandle on Newbury Street on Wednesday at 9:41 p.m. with airbag deployment. State Police handling the case.

A two-car motor vehicle crash at 220 Lowell St. and 2 Forest St. on Thursday at 6:19 a.m. Both vehicles towed by Arrington Service. All parties refused medical attention.

A minor motor vehicle crash reported at 53 Lowell St. at 9:57 a.m. on Thursday. Tow not needed, no injuries.


An employee from the Elliott Community Health at 2 Dalton Court reported a male resident had a kitchen knife and was stabbing the table on Wednesday at 3:39 p.m. Officers located the party on Bresnahan Street. Atlantic Ambulance Service took the man willingly to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

A nurse at the North Shore Mobile Villa at 161 Newbury St., No. 7, reported a man fell and should be taken to the hospital on Wednesday at 3:38 p.m.

Caller from 22 Paleologos St. reported a fight between two women was taking place in the basement on Wednesday at 3:44 p.m. Reporting party left the home and drove to Andover Street in Danvers to make the report. Officer will document.

AAA called to report a baby locked in a car at 1 Swampscott Ave. on Wednesday at 6:12 p.m. AAA is on scene and managed to get into the vehicle and the baby appears to be OK.

Caller from 1 Penny Lane reports he was drilling in his backyard and struck a natural gas line into his home on Wednesday at 6:24 p.m. House evacuated. National Grid and Peabody Fire Department notified.

Caller from Brown School Residences at 200 Lynn St., Apt. 2110, reported a group of kids are running in the hallway and one defecated on the rug on Wednesday at 7:21 p.m. When officer arrived, the mother was cleaning the bowel movement. Calling party was advised to call the management company.  

Caller from 5 Bragg St. reported his dog collapsed and died on Wednesday at 7:31 p.m. Officer arrived and advised the homeowner of his options.

A disturbance was reported at 10 Hardy St. on Thursday at 12:21 a.m. Officer reports teens were playing basketball. They went in for the night.


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