Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police log: 11-21-18

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Eric Lyons, of 194 Mount Vernon St., Malden, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny by single scheme and receiving stolen property at 11:23 a.m. Tuesday.

Cody Walsh, 24, of 97 Brookline St., was arrested on warrant charges of uninsured motor vehicle/trailer and unregistered motor vehicle at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 2:21 p.m. Monday at Lansing Road and Lynnfield Street; at 2:41 p.m. Monday at Maple Street and Western Avenue; at 2:47 p.m. Monday at 737 Lynnfield St.; at 2:49 p.m. Monday at Bennett and Orchard streets; at 4:44 p.m. Monday at 195 Union St.; at 5:23 p.m. Monday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 5:42 p.m. Monday at 500 Lynnfield St.; at 5:56 p.m. Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 932 Lynnfield St.; at 8:51 p.m. Monday at 180 Boston St.; at 10:33 p.m. Monday at 323 Essex St.; at 6:32 a.m. Tuesday on Pickering Terrace; at 7:14 a.m. Tuesday at Broadway and Warwick Street; at 11:02 a.m. Tuesday at 240 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 5:39 p.m. Monday at YMCA at 20 Neptune Blvd.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 9:08 p.m. Monday at 76 Grant St.; at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday at Chatham Street and Clarendon Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:31 p.m. Monday at 44 Estes St.; at 8:43 p.m. Monday at 280 Union St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 6:25 p.m. Monday at 93 Glenwood St.


A report of an overdose at 5:05 p.m. Monday on N Common Street.


A report of a larceny at 3:36 p.m. Monday at 5 Seaside Terrace; at 6:02 p.m. Monday at 65 Centre St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 6:10 p.m. Monday at 86 Newhall St.

A report of a robbery at 9:36 p.m. Monday at Richdale at 229 Broadway.


A report of vandalism at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday at 55 Newcastle St.



Lacora Jones, 24, of 150 Rivers Edge Drive, Medford, was arrested on Monday at 1:40 p.m. at Gymboree at 405 Market St. and charged with shoplifting.


Allen Tran, 38, of 7A Lyman St., Lynn, Apt. 7, was summoned on Monday at 3:25 and charged with larceny over $1,200 at Verizon Wireless at 669 Market St.  


Caller found an American Express Platinum card at MarketStreet on Saturday at 1:03 p.m. Item was turned in to mall security.

Caller reports she ran out of gas on Route 1 South just outside the tunnel on Saturday at 1:08 p.m. Officer reports Gaeta’s Towing assisted.

Disabled auto reported on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on Walnut Street at Sparhawk. Gaeta’s notified for tow.

Officer requested on Saturday at 3:40 p.m. at 34 Wildwood Drive. Caller said they would like the officer to go through the house with her because several doors were open. Officer reports nothing found.

Disabled auto reported at Main Street and the bottom of ramp at Route 128 at Exit 41 on Saturday at 5:03 p.m. and again at 5:26 p.m. Officer reports waiting for tow.  

Disabled auto reported at 1100 Main St. at 228 Lowell St. on Saturday at 11:11 p.m. Officer spoke with operator who has AAA. Officer stood by while Gaeta’s Towing changed tire.

At 8:34 a.m. on Monday a caller reported being locked out of a vehicle at the Wakefield Cooperative Bank at 596 Main St. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

False Alarms

Accidental burglar alarm at the Lutheran Church at 708 Lowell St. on Friday at 10:45 a.m.

A confused elderly woman from 4 Wildewood Drive accidentally called 911 on Friday at 9:18 a.m. Officer spoke with the woman’s children.

Accidental burglar alarm reported for a second time at Lutheran Church at 708 Lowell St. on Friday at 3:44 p.m.

Accidental burglar alarm on Friday at 6:14 p.m. at 172 Chestnut St. Officer reports all is OK.

Construction company accidentally set off the burglar alarm on Saturday at 8:01 a.m. at 14 Magnolia Drive.

Accidental burglar alarm reported at 40 Chestnut St. Officer on Saturday at 1:32 p.m. reports homeowner arrived and contractors are working.

False burglar alarm reported on Saturday at 5:42 p.m. at 5 Elizabeth Way. Officer reports all is OK.

Accidental burglar alarm reported at 42 Stillman Road on Monday at 10:31 a.m. Officer reports house is secure.

False burglar alarm reported on Monday at 5:11 p.m. at the Blue Cow Software at 50 Salem St. Officer reports all appears to be in order after walk-through.


Officer wanted on Friday at 4:06 p.m. at Lynnfield Commons at 375 North Broadway, Apt. 313.

Caller reported a couple came to their door at 26 Glenwood Road on Saturday at 6:57 a.m. and argued with her husband. Officer reports there was a misunderstanding. Couple thought there was an estate sale at this address based on information from a pamphlet.

Medical Aid

Husband requested an ambulance for his wife who was having trouble breathing at 111 Locksley Road on Friday at 11:48 a.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Woman required medical aid for her 46-year-old diabetic boyfriend who had heart issues and was sweaty on Friday at 2:56 p.m. at Lynnfield Commons, 375 North Broadway, Apt. 404. Patient taken to the hospital.

Request for an ambulance for a 42-year-old woman who fainted at 420 Salem St. on Friday at 5:38 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Medical aid requested from 19 Yorkshire Drive on Friday at 7:46 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Medical aid requested at Flagship Motors at 385 Broadway on Saturday at 9:11 a.m. for an elderly man who slipped on the ice. Patient taken to Lahey Medical Center.

Ambulance requested from Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St. on Saturday at 9:34 a.m. for a 93-year-old man complaining of chest pain. Patient taken to the North Shore Medical Center.

Caller reported an 84-year-old woman needed an assist lift on Saturday at 11:25 a.m. Patient taken to Union Hospital.

Ambulance requested by a man at 375 North Broadway, Apt. 2-308, who said his 67-year-old wife is feeling dizzy on Saturday at 1:14 p.m. Patient taken to Union Hospital.

Medical aid requested at Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St., Apt. 308 on Saturday at 6:37 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Ambulance request on Sunday at 12:30 a.m. at 311 Ross Drive. Patient taken to the hospital.

Caller requested an ambulance for an elderly woman having trouble breathing at Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St. at 3:23 a.m. on Sunday.

Medical aid required for an elderly woman who fell on Sunday at 7:56 a.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St. Patient taken to the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.

Medical aid requested at 29E Huckleberry Road on Monday at 11:01 a.m. Patient taken to the North Shore Medical Center.

Ambulance requested on Monday at 2:50 p.m. at 22 Longbow Circle. Patient taken to Union Hospital.



Kara A. Preston, 27, of 16 Greystone Park, Lynn, was arrested on a warrant charge at 8:33 a.m. on Monday.


A caller reported a bus struck his vehicle and damaged his mirror on Humphrey Street at 1:41 p.m. on Monday.


A caller reported that she was walking her dog on Pleasant Street at 9:44 a.m. on Monday when a “man in a large truck” started to yell at her about her dog “doing its business.” She stated she informed the man she had bags and was picking it up when he “left the lot, drove around the corner and back again, got out of his truck, and started to yell” at her. She provided responding officers with a partial license plate number.

A caller reported that a vehicle drove by and took pictures of her house on Clipper Way and then drove away at 10:41 a.m. on Monday. She stated she went outside and the vehicle returned and the driver began taking pictures of her. Responding officers reported the driver was gone on arrival.

United States Coast Guard Boston called and stated they had a navigation team 2.5 miles southeast of town with an unnamed dinghy. They tried to contact the owner and found him to be unavailable as he was at Abbot Hall at a dangerousness hearing for a dog bite. USCG took that as he was not overboard.  Responding officers later had the owner of the dinghy confirm it was his.

A caller reported a silver vehicle that was driving erratically at Tedesco and Humphrey streets at 4:47 p.m. on Monday. She stated it would break at random times, swerved, and almost caused a few crashes. Responding officers found the silver vehicle gone on arrival.

A caller reported someone parked and blocked their driveway on Hazel Court at 8:11 p.m. on Monday. Responding officers tagged the vehicle for failing to leave a 10-inch way and for parking in a restricted area. They noted the vehicle was not blocking the driveway.

A walk-in stated at 7:28 a.m. on Tuesday that he was frauded via the internet. He stated he lost $80,000.



Nina Marie Cole, 24, of 286 Newbury St., Apt. 48, was arrested at 6:17 p.m. on Monday and charged with passing a false check, forgery of a check, possession of a Class A drug, and larceny over $1,200.


Scott J. Webster, 48, of 13 Arthur Welch Drive, was summoned at 12:58 a.m. on Tuesday following a hit and run motor vehicle crash at the Cabaret Lounge, 96 Newbury St. He is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident. Officer reports there was rear end damage to the reporting party’s vehicle and the party was assaulted by the operator who left the scene. Massachusetts State Police were notified.


Caller from FedEx Freight reports one of their drivers struck a parked car on Monday at 4:06 p.m. at 10 Centennial Drive. Officer reports Malia’s Towing requested.

Motor vehicle crash with airbag deployment reported on Monday at 6:58 p.m. at 74 County St. and 84 Lynnfield St. Atlantic Ambulance contacted. Both vehicles towed by Malia’s Towing.

Caller reported a pole has been struck and is causing a traffic hazard at Lowell and Lake streets on Monday at 9:16 p.m. Department of Public Works is on scene and will replace sign on Tuesday.

Motor vehicle crash into a fire hydrant reported on Tuesday at 6:06 a.m. at 175 Lowell St. Vehicle was towed by Malia’s Tow and the operator refused medical attention on scene.

A two-car crash at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday at C & C Lobster at 297 Lynn St. Officer reports no injuries or tows.

Peabody Police Department cruiser was rear-ended on Route 1 North in a multi-vehicle crash on Tuesday at 7:56 a.m. Saugus Police Department handled the accident.


Salem Police Department called for a well-being check on Monday at 3:36 p.m. at the request of United Hand & Rehabilitation at 119R Foster St. who said a mother hasn’t picked up her kids from a Salem school. Officer reports they were informed they picked up kids and dropped them off to her at an agreed upon location. Mother wasn’t there and the children were returned to school. The mom is at the North Shore Medical Center’s ER with chest pain. Officer will forward info to all parties.

Wire down at 24 Trask Road reported on Monday at 4:22 p.m. Caller said the large white wire is across the road, no sparking. Officer reports Peabody Fire Department is on scene handling it.

Gas odor reported on Monday at 4:28 p.m. at 38 Keys Drive. A 911 caller said outside gas meter is hissing and there’s a strong odor of gas in the area. Peabody Fire Department contacted National Grid.

Owner of 36 Walnut St. called police on Monday at 5:14 p.m. and wants to speak with an officer about a truck hitting the building earlier in the day.

Request for an officer to assist party in retrieving property at 181 Lynnfield St. on Monday at 6:44 p.m. Services rendered.

Customer from Petco Pet Superstore at 10 Sylvan St. on Monday at 7:43 p.m. called to say she is seeking assistance finding the wallet she lost earlier in the day. She said staff declined to assist. Officer spoke with manager who said they will contact security to check on surveillance footage and will advise police when it is ready for review.

Trespass motor vehicle reported on Monday at 8:05 p.m. at Tannery Gardens at 111 Foster St. Vehicle towed by Four Star Towing.

Officer requested by Banana Republic at 210 Andover St. on Monday at 8:28 p.m. to walk an employee to her car. Officer reports all is OK and woman was sent on her way without incident.

Trespass two requested from the Tannery Apartments at 16 Crowninshield St. on Monday at 9:35 p.m. Vehicle Towed by J&C Towing.

Caller reported they were almost struck by an erratic black Phoenix at 68 Pierpont St. and 92 Aborn St. on Monday at 10:45 p.m. Caller said vehicle continued down Pierpont towards Main Street, running a stop sign and striking a curb. Officer checked the area, but the vehicle was not found.

Caller reported loud music from a vehicle parked at Maddy’s Car Wash at 300 Andover St. on Monday at 11:32 p.m. Officer spoke with party, music turned off and party sent on his way.

Resident of 21 Nancy Ave. reports she received a call from National Grid on Tuesday at 9:11 a.m. asking to inspect her home. The man was hostile and she doesn’t want him in her home. He is now banging on the door, she said. Officer reports he was sent on his way.

Stolen cellphone reported at Haven From Hunger at 71 Wallis St. reported on Tuesday at 9:54 a.m. Officer reports the parties will handle the theft among themselves.



A report of a car into a tree at 59 Main St. at 11:47 a.m. Monday.

A report of a motor vehicle accident at Kane’s Donuts at 4:55 p.m. Monday; at Hamilton and Central streets at 5:29 a.m. Monday.


A report of wires down on Robinson Street at 12:32 p.m. Monday.

A report of a suspicious male party in boxers by Dunkin’ Donuts at 1:43 a.m. Tuesday.


A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 26 Glen Park Ave. at 8:16 p.m. Monday.

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