Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 8-9-18

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.



Grace Boyle, 32, of 2 Magnolia Ave., Peabody, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, second offense of operating under the influence of liquor, license suspended for operating under the influence, suspension of license for littering, and no inspection sticker at 3:01 a.m. on Wednesday.

James Castricone, 41, of 100 Willow St., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of witness, juror, police, or court official intimidation, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and a default warrant charge at 4:31 p.m. on Tuesday.

Mauricio Gomez, of 70 Granite St., was arrested on warrant charges of forgery of check, uttering a false check, larceny over $1,200, and larceny over $1,200 by single scheme at 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday.

Victor Merida, 39, of 180 Essex St., was arrested and charged with alcohol from an open container, operating under the influence of liquor, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 2:04 a.m. on Wednesday.

Miguel Vega, 19, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 10:35 a.m. on Wednesday.

Ronald Whitney, 60, of 686A Boston St., was arrested on warrant charges of breaking and entering daytime for felony, larceny from building, mass destruction of property under $1,200, and a straight warrant charge at 9:36 p.m. on Tuesday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 524 Chestnut St. at 1:18 p.m. on Tuesday; at 115 President St. at 5:07 p.m. on Tuesday; at 509 Chatham St. at 5:34 p.m. on Tuesday; at Boston and Federal streets at 7:47 p.m. on Tuesday; at Harwood Street and Western Avenue at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday; at Holly Avenue and Lynnfield Street at 8:27 p.m. on Tuesday; at 730 Summer St. at 9:14 p.m. on Tuesday; at Pennybrook Road and Walnut Street at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 225 Eastern Ave. at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday; at 227 Lynnfield St. at 8:26 p.m. on Tuesday.


A report of an assault at The Common at 12:25 a.m. on Wednesday.


A report of a fight at 87 Blakely St. at 12:52 a.m. on Wednesday.


A report of a possible overdose on Pleasant Street at 9:56 a.m. on Tuesday; on Market Street at 1:54 p.m. on Tuesday; on Willow Street at 7:46 a.m. on Wednesday.


A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 5 Evans Lane at 7:28 p.m. on Tuesday; at 42 Sagamore St. at 8:08 p.m. on Tuesday; at 14 Wallace Road at 7:37 a.m. on Wednesday; at 36 Newhall St. at 8:19 a.m. on Wednesday.



A caller reported his employee on School Street hit a parked car and they couldn’t locate the owner at 11:21 a.m. on Tuesday.

A caller reported that it appeared a motor vehicle struck the wall on Smith Street and caused damage. Responding officers did confirm damage to the wall at 12:48 p.m. on Tuesday.


A caller reported a vehicle was “casing the neighborhood” and stated they were driving slow and repeatedly stopping at Bennett and Puritan roads at 8:18 a.m. on Tuesday.

A walk-in resident reported they were entering their apartment on Central Street to pick up some belongings for her brother, who is in the hospital, and the door and window were open with clothes thrown outside at 9:51 a.m. on Tuesday.

A caller reported a motor vehicle almost forced him off the road and he had an infant in the back of the car at 4:47 p.m. on Tuesday. The caller stated the erratic driver was last seen on Humphrey Street and Leicester Road going toward the high school. Responding officers talked to the accused erratic driver who said she was “brake checking” and the caller honked at her and began yelling out the window. Passengers in her motor vehicle confirmed her story to the responding officers.



A report of a motor vehicle accident on Jefferson Drive at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday; on Brown Circle at 1:01 p.m. Tuesday; at Blanchards Liquors at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.


A report of a breaking and entering on Vane Street at 4:14 p.m. Tuesday.



A report of a car into a tree at 83 School St. at 12:31 a.m. Wednesday. One person was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.


A report of annoying phone calls at 901 Broadway at 11:29 a.m. Tuesday.

A report of a small child locked in a car in the parking lot of Kelly’s Roast Beef at 1:59 p.m. Tuesday.

A report of a hydraulic leak of about 20 gallons at Aggregate Industries at 1931 Broadway at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday.


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