Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police log: 12-19-18

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Christopher Godfrey, 23, of 21 Castlegate Road, Boston, was arrested and charged with armed robbery at 10 p.m. Monday.

Israel Mencia, 30, of 7 Shepard St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license on a warrant at 8:34 p.m. Monday.

Stephanie Scali, of 72 Engelwood Ave., Everett, was arrested on warrant charges of Class B drug possession and trespassing at 11:18 p.m. Monday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 11:27 a.m. Monday at 5 N Common St.; at 11:59 a.m. Monday at 60 Lewis St.; at 2:08 p.m. Monday at 170 Union St.; at 5:32 p.m. Monday at 11 Tilton Terrace; at 5:35 p.m. Monday at Lynn Public Library at 5 N Common St.; at 5:58 p.m. Monday at 560 Western Ave.; at 5:59 p.m. Monday at Chestnut and Pond streets; at 6:07 p.m. Monday at 100 Green St.; at 6:15 p.m. Monday at 215 Broadway; at 7:21 p.m. Monday at 61 Maple St.; at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday at 110 Timson St.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 1:08 p.m. Monday at AL Prime Energy at 969 Western Ave.; at 8:53 p.m. Monday at Buchanan Circle and Western Avenue; at 8:54 p.m. Monday at Bellaire and Western avenues.


A report of an assault and battery at 5:28 p.m. Monday at Union Taxi on Blossom Street Extension; at 6:50 p.m. Monday on Henry Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:56 p.m. Monday at 248 Kings Hill Drive.

A report of a breaking and entering at 1:22 a.m. Tuesday at 72 Woodman St.; at 5:12 a.m. Tuesday at 37 Lynnmere Ave.


A report of a gunshot at 6:55 p.m. Monday at 501 Washington St.


A report of an overdose at 6:06 p.m. Monday on Rogers Avenue; at 8 a.m. Tuesday on Starrett Road.


A report of motor vehicle theft at 1:32 p.m. Monday at 21 Hathaway St.

A report of a larceny at 2:41 p.m. Monday at 146 Boston St.; at 2:50 p.m. Monday at 47 Grant St.; at 4:35 p.m. Monday at 9 Olive St.; at 5:15 p.m. Monday at 84 Burrill Ave.; at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday at 100 Brookline St.


A report of vandalism at 11:46 a.m. Monday at 140 Boston St.



Kevin T. Kiley, 57, of 13 Ashwood St., was arrested on an out-of-town warrant on Monday at 2:17 p.m.


Caller from 39 Apple Hill Lane reported their back deck collapsed on Monday at 8:48 a.m. Officer reports the building inspector has been notified.

A motor vehicle disturbance was reported at 755 Salem St. on Monday at 3:22 p.m. Caller reported her passenger is arguing with her. Officer reports passenger is walking home to Ross Drive.

False Alarms

Accidental or defective fire alarm reported at 3 Northway on Monday at 9:58 a.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

On Monday at 2:32 p.m. an accidental burglar alarm was reported from Bank of America at 1 Post Office Square.

Accidental 911 call from Whole Foods Supermarket at 100 Market St. on Monday at 4:47 p.m. Officer spoke with store manager who confirmed the call was an error.

False burglar alarm reported at Lynnfield Exxon at 8 South Broadway on Tuesday at 12:42 a.m. Alarm company confirmed it was an accident.

Medical Aid

Request for an ambulance on Monday at 8:59 a.m. at 904 Essex Village. Officer reports patient taken to the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.

Well-being check requested on Monday at 3:34 p.m. from the Visiting Nurse Association for a person at 972 Main St. Lynnfield Fire Department reports resident is fine.

Request for medical aid at 21 Longbow Circle on Monday at 6:12 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Request for help with a faulty Lifeline call station at 33 Center Village on Monday at 6:42 p.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

Wireless caller requested an ambulance at Our Lady of Assumption at 40 Grove St. Patient taken to the hospital.



Daryl A. Berg, 32, of 9 Foss Terrace, was arrested on a warrant charge at 10:37 p.m. on Monday.


A caller reported a large, dead animal on Harbor Avenue at 12:58 p.m. on Monday.

A caller reported there were two teens “popping wheelies and doing tricks” on their bikes on the sidewalk on Pleasant Street at 6:48 p.m. on Monday. A second caller reported at 5:58 p.m. that the teens, dressed in all black, were riding down the middle of Atlantic Avenue and she almost struck them. She stated they were also yelling at people as they went by.

A caller reported an ongoing bullying incident at 9:14 p.m. on Monday. They stated the bullying victim did not attend school yesterday out of fear and the school was made aware of it.

A caller reported that she was locked out of her vehicle on Pleasant Street at 10:14 p.m. on Monday. She stated she had the keys in her hand.

A caller reported at 5:11 a.m. on Tuesday that she thought she heard her doorbell ring on West Shore Drive. Responding officers checked the vicinity of the home.



Jared Jones, 38, of 12 Countryside Lane, was issued a summons on Tuesday at 1:37 p.m. following a report of theft from a wallet at the Stonewood Tavern at 129 Lynnfield St., Apt. 200.


A report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash on Summit Street on Monday at 3:12 p.m. Suspect’s red vehicle fled toward Forrest Street. Officer checked area but could not locate vehicle.

Motor vehicle crash reported on Route 114 eastbound off the ramp at Route 1 on Monday at 5:24 p.m. Danvers police arrived to assist.

Two-car motor vehicle crash at 5:42 p.m. Monday at 291 Lynnfield St. Officer assisted with paperwork exchange and standing by with vehicle one for a jump start.

Caller reported a hit and run motor vehicle crash at the Northshore Mall on Monday at 8:10 p.m. Officer will document.

Report of a motor vehicle crash on Tuesday at 12:14 p.m. at Starbucks at 240 Andover St. Malia’s Tow en route.

Minor motor vehicle crash reported on Tuesday at 1:28 p.m. at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210 Andover St. Officer assisted with paperwork exchange.


Caller from 18 Highland Park requests an officer to walk through her home on Monday at 3:06 p.m. because she could not recall setting the burglar alarm. Officer reports residence is in order.

Disturbance complaint from 8 Swampscott Ave., Apt. 1, on Monday at 4:07 p.m. Officer spoke with the reporting party who said she was having an argument with her stepfather. Officer checked the residence and determined the stepfather is deceased. Atlantic Ambulance evaluated the woman but she refused medical attention.

A caller reported her pickup truck was broken into and items stolen on Monday at 6:29 p.m. Officer reports no sign of forced entry and will document.

Landlord from 13 Abby Ellen Lane reports her basement tenant keeps turning off the cable TV and the lights. Officer spoke with both parties and believes it is a problem with the cable box itself because it was on when police arrived on Monday at 7:40 p.m.  

Employee from Dunkin’ Donuts reports a suspicious man with a black hoodie and sweatpants walking in and out of the store on Monday at 10:27 p.m. Officer will be checking the area throughout the night. Officer reports finding the man at Bill & Bob’s Roast Beef at 2 Central St. at 10:44 p.m. and he was sent on his way.

Multiple callers report what appears to be a transformer explosion and possible fire at Pine Grove at 261 Newbury St. on Tuesday at 2:32 a.m. Peabody Fire Department contacted.

A homeless person was reported in the lobby at the Peabody Housing Authority at 75 Central St. on Tuesday at 5:55 a.m.

Caller from the South Peabody Library reported a telephone pole that appears to be leaning more than normal on Tuesday at 11:10 a.m. Officer reports nothing appeared out of the ordinary. Peabody Municipal Light was contacted.

Wire down reported at McDonald’s Restaurant at 133 Main St. on Tuesday at 1:01 p.m. Peabody Municipal Light was contacted and will have it checked.

Medical Aid

North Shore Medical Center requested a well-being check on a patient who signed himself out with an IV still in his arm on Monday at 8:42 p.m. Officer spoke with the man and he is in good health and did not have an IV.



Joshua R. Puccio, 25, of 16 Linden Ave., Wakefield, was arrested and charged with destruction of property over $1,200 and warrant charges of possession of a Class A drug.

Pasquale A. Piantedosi, 55, of 204 Malden St., basement, was arrested on warrant charges for Danvers police.

John Didomenico, 56, of 58 Tremont St., Malden, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, marked lanes violation, and defective tail lights.


A report of a motor vehicle accident at School Street and Granite Road at 11:04 a.m. Friday; at Myrtle Street and Lincoln Avenue at 1:51 p.m. Friday; on Hamilton Street at 9:20 p.m. Friday; a report of a motor vehicle accident at 999 Broadway at 5:32 p.m. Saturday; at 313 Main St. at 10:33 p.m. Saturday; at Bob’s Store at 1020 Broadway at 10:46 p.m. Saturday; at Main and Warren streets at 7:09 a.m. Monday; on Hamilton Street at 4:26 p.m. Monday.


A report of a suspicious black bag left in the lot in front of TJ Maxx at 5:56 p.m. Saturday.

A report of a group of teens running in and out of yards near Oak Hill Road and Briggs Court at 6:05 p.m. Saturday.

A report of a sewage backup at 517 Broadway at 3:21 p.m. Sunday.

A report of a man lurking around the construction site and trailer on Oakcrest Street at 3:42 p.m. Sunday. Police report the man is a carpenter working on the home.

A caller reported his son opened his car door into the door of another vehicle at Walgreens on Broadway at 8:05 p.m. Sunday. The caller reported the occupant of the car then opened her door into his vehicle.

A report of a turkey loose in the driveway, blocking the caller from accessing his son, who is in a car at 12 Norman Road at 12:10 p.m. Monday. Police report the turkey has been dispersed.

A caller reported she witnessed a man in a Salvation Army truck enter the woods with a backpack and exit without a backpack at 127 Broadway at 2:08 p.m. Monday. Police report the bag contains clothing and other old items with no identifiable markings of an owner. There is no surveillance footage available, according to restaurant management. The backpack was disposed of.

A report of vandalism on Newhall Avenue at 2:22 p.m. Monday.

A report of a young man carrying a silver handgun in the rear lot of Hammersmith Restaurant on Jasper Street at 3:02 p.m. Police report it as an airsoft gun and the man was advised not to carry it around in public.

A report of a suitcase on the side of the roadway at 172 Lynn Fells Parkway at 3:32 p.m. Monday.


A caller reported items were stolen from her car outside of Square One Mall at 5:54 p.m. Saturday.

A report of shoplifting from Ocean State Job Lot at 400 Lynn Fells Parkway at 2:57 p.m. Sunday; from Kohl’s Department Store on Broadway at 6:23 p.m. Monday.


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