Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police log: 12-4-18

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Jose Desouza, 67, of 14 Laurel St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 7:20 a.m. Monday.

Bunly Phok, 47, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession and on a warrant charge of unarmed robbery on a person 65-plus at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Luis Roblero, 30, of 6 Wetzell Ave., Beverly, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and on a warrant at 1:53 a.m. Monday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 1:04 a.m. Sunday at Market Basket at 40 Federal St.; at 12:48 p.m. Sunday at Carlton and Cook streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit-and-run crash at 3:43 a.m. Sunday at 59 Collins St.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 10:11 a.m. Sunday at Chatham and Marianna streets.


A report of an assault and battery at 1:12 p.m. Sunday on Summer Street.

A report of an assault at 6:58 p.m. Sunday on Western Avenue.


A report of motor vehicle theft at 4:36 p.m. Sunday at 78 Harwood St.; at 7:05 a.m. Monday at 27 Shady Lane.

A report of a robbery at 9:35 p.m. Sunday at 78 Henry Ave.

A report of a larceny at 10:39 a.m. Monday at 8 Logan St.


A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 6:38 p.m. Sunday at 118 Henry Ave.

A report of vandalism at 10:13 a.m. Monday at 35 Market Square.



A two-car motor vehicle crash with property damage but no personal injury at Condon Circle on Friday at 8:08 a.m. Officer reports one motor vehicle left prior to police arrival.

Motor vehicle crash reported at 199 Salem St. at 511 Walnut St. on Friday at 12:11 p.m. Officer reports no personal injury.

Motor vehicle crash with personal injury reported by the Massachusetts State Police on Saturday at 2:12 p.m. on Moulton Drive.

Caller reports a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at the Christmas Tree Shop at 28 South Broadway on Saturday at 4:49 p.m. Massachusetts State Police to handle.

Motor vehicle crash with personal injury reported on Sunday at 8:48 a.m. at Route 128 at Exit 41. Call handled by the Massachusetts State Police and the Wakefield Fire Department. Patient taken to Winchester Hospital.


Resident at 707 Walnut St. advised not to pump basement water into the street on Friday at 1:25 p.m. The Department of Public Works was notified of icy road conditions.

Party came to the police station to report a lost license on Friday at 4:35 p.m. at Market Street mall.

Disabled motor vehicle reported inside the tunnel on South Broadway on Friday at 11:40 p.m. AAA notified Gaeta’s Towing for tow. Massachusetts State Police to stand by.

Officer requested on Saturday at 5:20 p.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Convent at 40 Grove St. for a report of a man in the area soliciting. Man is described as in his 20s with long hair and a beard and baggy, disheveled clothing. Officer reports person is OK.

An unattended death was reported on Sunday at 10:54 a.m. at 375 North Broadway, Apt 3-109.

Debris in roadway at Sagamore Spring Golf Club at 1287 Main St. Caller reported tree limb in the road on Sunday at 11:33 a.m. Officer reports branch moved and road is clear.

False Alarms

Accidental fire alarm reported on Friday at 8:26 a.m. at Temazcal at 500 Market St. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

Accidental fire alarm at 5 Elliot Road on Friday at 7:31 p.m.

Accidental burglar alarm reported at Gaslight at 1100 Market St. on Saturday at 6:53 a.m.

False burglar alarm at 6 Todd Lane on Saturday at 10:36 a.m.  

False fire alarm reported on Saturday at 5:20 p.m. on Grove Street.  

Accident fire alarm reported on Sunday at 8:28 a.m. at 1 Meadow Lane.  

Lynnfield Water Department reports alarm activated at the pumping station on Monday at 1:29 a.m. Officer reports building is secure.

Medical Aid

Request for an ambulance at 1:12 p.m. on Friday at 10 Apple Hill Lane. Patient taken to Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.

Caller requested an ambulance for a fall with injuries to the nose at 19 Cortland Lane on Saturday at 9:45 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Request for an ambulance because carbon monoxide alarm sounded at 80 Upper Hill Road on Sunday at 8:38 a.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Caller from Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St. reports an elderly female not feeling well on Sunday at 7:03 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.



A report of suspicious activity at 8:18 a.m. Sunday on Gallison Avenue. A caller reported he woke up to his garage door open. He left his vehicle unlocked and nothing was missing, but wanted it reported in case of any other reports of car breaks.


A report of vandalism at 7:34 p.m. Sunday on Waterside Road. A caller reported she had video of someone who walked up to her steps and vandalized a lawn ornament.



Braiton Harizaj, 25, of 9 Carpenter St., was arrested on Monday at 1:45 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts at 3 Central St. and charged on an outstanding warrant for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


Motor vehicle crash reported on Sunday at 3:02 at 150 Main St. Officer reports one party refused medical treatment. No tows needed.

Motor vehicle crash reported at the Vitamin Shoppe at 300 Andover St. on Sunday at 5:28 p.m. Officer issued a written warning to the operator for failure to use caution when starting and stopping. Officer reports no injuries or tows.

A two-car motor vehicle crash reported in the parking lot of the Container Store at 210C Andover St. on Monday at 5:56 a.m. Officer reports no injuries.

Report of a motor vehicle crash into a headstone with injury at the Cedar Grove Cemetery at 100 Cedar Grove Ave. on Monday at 11:17 a.m. Officer reports an immediate threat for the operator will be filed with the Division of Motor Vehicles. Operator refused medical attention.


Tow requested from 111 Foster St. for trespassing on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. Vehicle with Massachusetts license plate no. 4GP578 towed by Four Star Towing.

Report from a caller at Tannery II Apartments at 12 Crowninshield St., Apt. G12, said several medications were stolen from her unlocked apartment on Sunday at 3:18 p.m. Officer will document.

Well-being check requested on Sunday at 5:52 p.m. for a resident of 8 Swampscott Ave., Apt. 1. EMS en route for the well-being check.

Intoxicated person refusing to leave the McDonald’s Restaurant at 133 Main St. reported on Sunday at 10:06 p.m. Officer reports party was taken to the hospital.

Caller reports traffic light not sequencing at Foster and Main streets on Monday at 12:15 a.m. Officer reports he observed for several cycles and all appears to be OK.

Fight in progress reported at Veterans Memorial Drive on Monday at 1:51 a.m. Officer reports parties had dispersed prior to police arrival.

Possible water main break reported at 31 Perley Ave. and 2 Newington Road on Monday at 9:03 a.m. Officer reports it is not a water main break, rather it is water emerging from the sewer cover. The Department of Public Works has been contacted.

Motorist reports a man stumbling in and out of traffic and waking westbound wearing a hat and a brown jacket in front of the Peabody Fire Station at 601 Lowell St. on Monday at 12:15 p.m. Officer reports the man is a regular who walks that area and there are no issues.

Intoxicated person on the ground reported in the Municipal Parking lot on Central Street on Monday at 1:31 p.m. Officer reports man was taken to the Lahey Medical Center by Atlantic Ambulance.

Employee from Kay Jewelers at 210 Andover St. reported two rings are missing on Monday at 2:51 p.m.

Neighbor dispute reported on Monday at 3:02 p.m. at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St., Apt. 94A. Dispute was over when officers arrived.  



Joao V. Jimenez-Oliveira, 26, of 56 Bristow St., was arrested and charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, inhaling a toxic substance and OUI drugs at 7:26 p.m. Saturday.

Cathy Ann Wallace Nordin, 64, of 1050 S Park Ave., Tuscan, Ariz., was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and threat to commit crime at 5:29 p.m. Friday.

John A. Walsh, 33, of 229 Essex St., was arrested on a warrant at 4:04 p.m. Friday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 8:04 a.m. Friday at 51 Essex St.; at 6:21 p.m. Friday at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway; at 9:50 a.m. Sunday on Salem Turnpike; at 11:43 a.m. Sunday at Staples at 444 Broadway; at 1:29 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Avenue and Ernest Street.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 4:57 p.m. Saturday.

A report of operating to endanger at 7:26 p.m. Saturday. A caller reported a driver of a motor vehicle was operating erratically and struck a fence. Joao V. Jimenez-Oliveira, 26, was arrested.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 9:16 p.m. Saturday at Prince Restaurant at 517 Broadway; at 6:27 p.m. Sunday at Target at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway.


A report of a suspicious person at 8:12 a.m. Friday at Waybright School at 25 Talbot St. A caller reported a man with a black bag exited the woods and walked toward the playground. Police checked the area and couldn’t find the man. The school’s principal was informed about the situation.

A report of a weapon found at 11:32 a.m. Friday on Eustis Street. A caller reported he was walking the bike trail and found a dismantled handgun.

A report of suspicious activity at 5:39 p.m. Friday at Bill’s Plumbing at 122 Lynn Fells Parkway. A man walked into the station to report a man named “John” came to his house to retrieve a couch and entered his basement. Police reported the man in question is related to the owner and claimed he had permission to enter the basement.

A report of a disturbance at 8:35 p.m. Saturday at DSW at 1160 Broadway. A DSW employee reported a woman was threatening to assault her and was taking shoes from the store.


A report of a larceny at 6:31 p.m. Saturday at 27 Hamilton St.


A report of vandalism at 11:58 a.m. Friday 11 Garfield Ave. A caller reported vandalism to his vehicle; at 11:59 a.m. Saturday at 36 Newhall Ave. A caller reported the front of her door was charred and thought someone tried to light it on fire. She further reported an ongoing issue with a man whom she had a harassment order against.



Michael Alvarado, 36, was arrested and charged with parole/probation violation at 11:13 p.m. Sunday.


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