Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 1-24-19

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.



A report of a motor vehicle crash at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at Broad and Union streets; at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday at Ashland and Summer streets; at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday at 373 Boston St.; at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday at Central Square and Union Street; at 8:06 p.m. Tuesday at 95 Park St.; at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Rollin Ave.; at 7:16 a.m. Wednesday at Chestnut and French streets; at 9:23 a.m. Wednesday at 225 Boston St.; at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday at 41 Market St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 1:42 a.m. Wednesday at 595 Walnut St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday at 793 Summer St.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Whittier St.


A report of an overdose at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday on Union Street.


A report of a larceny at 11:44 a.m. Tuesday at 92 Franklin St.; at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday at Chestnut and Grant streets; at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday at 9 Neptune St. Court.

A report of a robbery at 6:32 p.m. Tuesday at 86 Centre St.; at 8:43 pm. Tuesday at 22 Elm St.


A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday at Commercial and Summer streets.  



Minor motor vehicle crash reported at 100 Walnut St. and 425 Market St. on Tuesday at 7:37 a.m. Officer stood by for paperwork exchange. Phil’s Tow contacted.

Caller reported a motor vehicle crash at Condon Circle with no personal injury on Tuesday at 8:37 a.m. Officer reports checked the area but unable to locate.

Minor motor vehicle crash reported with no personal injuries on Tuesday at 10:01 a.m. at 100 Walnut St. and 425 Market St.  Officer reports assisting with paperwork.

Motor vehicle crash reported on Route 128 South at Exit 43 on Tuesday at 4:49 p.m. Officer stood by for tow.

Report of a motor vehicle rollover crash with injuries on Wednesday at 6:07 a.m. at Route 128 North at Exit 43. Officer reports party taken to the hospital.

Motor vehicle reported off the road at Lynnfield High School at 275 Essex St. on Wednesday at 7:44 a.m. Officer reports car removed.


Accidental burglar alarm at 45 Forest Hill Ave. on Tuesday at 9:41 a.m.

Burglar alarm sounded at Wakefield Cooperative Bank at 596 Main St. on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. Officer confirmed it was an accident.

Report of a burglar alarm at the Huckleberry Hill School at 5 Knoll Road on Tuesday at 10:35 p.m.

Alarm reported at Williams Sonoma at 1310 Market St. on Wednesday at 3:57 a.m. Officer reports all is secure.

Accidental burglar alarm at 7:25 a.m. on Wednesday at J.M. Electrical at 471 North Broadway.


Lynnfield Fire Department reports they are responding to a motor vehicle into a snowbank at St. Paul’s Church at 127 Summer St. on Tuesday at 8:53 a.m. Officer reports vehicle removed by Phil’s Tow.

Caller reports vehicle stuck in a snowbank at 136 Main St. and 3 Edward Ave. on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Officer reports Phil’s Tow contacted, vehicle removed from snowbank, Phil’s Tow canceled.

Disabled motor vehicle reported in the northbound left lane on Broadway near Lynnfield Commons on Tuesday at 6:36 p.m. Offer reports Phil’s Tow on scene.

Medical Aid

Caller from Panera Bread at 430 Market St. requested an ambulance on Tuesday at 9:54 a.m. Officer reports patient taken to Lahey Medical Center in Burlington.

Medical rescue call from 76 Canterbury Road on Tuesday at 1:28 p.m. Officer reports patient taken to the North Shore Medical Center.

Well-being check requested for a resident at 972 Main St. on Tuesday at 2:34 p.m. Officer reports home health aide is with the resident.

Request for an ambulance at 223 Salem St. on Tuesday at 2:58 p.m. Officer reports patient taken to the hospital.



A report of a motor vehicle crash on Atlantic Avenue at 8:47 a.m. on Tuesday; on Pleasant Street at 6:46 a.m. on Wednesday.

A caller reported she rear-ended a car at Ocean and Atlantic avenues after hitting a sheet of ice at 9:29 a.m. on Tuesday.


A report of heavy traffic by the high school due to midterm exams at 8:41 a.m. on Tuesday. It was reported the traffic was backed up to Bailey Square and Humphrey Street.

A caller reported her neighbors were stuck on ice in their driveway on Orchard Circle and she was looking for someone to assist at 9:36 a.m. on Tuesday.

A report of a bus hung up on a snowbank on lower Pleasant Street at 9:42 a.m. on Tuesday. Cars had to back up to Watson Street to get away from the area. Responding officers stated it would be an ongoing problem throughout the day and they would need temporary no parking/tow zone signs. Highway department was notified.

A caller reported she almost struck a pedestrian on Harris Street due to the ice and then she saw four people fall at 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday. She was advised to contact the DPW.

A caller reported their car was stuck in the ice on Sewall Street at 10:33 a.m. on Tuesday. They stated they needed the car behind them moved so they could get out.

A caller reported at 11:59 a.m. on Tuesday that the salt trucks had not made it down Jersey Street and Power Terrace. They were advised to contact the DPW.

A caller reported a man fell into a snowbank on Farrell Court and was stuck on his back at 12:21 p.m. on Tuesday. She stated it looked like he was trying to clean his car off and slipped and began yelling for help. The man was transported to a local hospital with a shoulder injury.

A caller reported a pole and wires down on Mystic Road at 1:13 p.m. on Tuesday. It was reported at 1:36 p.m. that a box truck caused the damage.

A caller reported he received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. He stated he was aware the call was a scam.

A caller reported two trucks were stuck on Sparhawk Terrace at 4:32 p.m. on Tuesday. The caller was able to use a chain to free the cars from being stuck on the hill.

A caller reported an elderly man was stuck at Atlantic Avenue and Community Road at 5:12 p.m. on Tuesday. The caller returned 20 minutes later and the man was still stuck.

A caller reported at 7:11 p.m. on Tuesday that someone attempted to use a screwdriver to gain access through the back door of his Tully Road residence. Responding officers reported no one broke into the home.

A caller reported at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday that one of her pipes burst at her Gingerbread Hill Road home and she needed assistance shutting off the water.



Robert F. Alvarez Jr., 30 of 11 Magnolia Way, Apt. 1124, surrendered to police headquarters on an outstanding warrant on Tuesday at 8:36 a.m. He is charged with assault and battery on a child.


Candida Felipe Leiliane, 32, of 33 Cross St., Apt. 2, Malden, was summoned following a motor vehicle crash on Tuesday at 9:17 a.m. at 1 Dobbs Road at 114 Margi St. for the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Gabrielle Balanger, 18, of 15 Blackstone Drive, Apt. 1529, Nashua, N.H., was summoned on Tuesday at 7:23 p.m. following a traffic stop at 147 Summit St. for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Tow requested.


Peabody Fire Department reported a car into a pole on Monday at 8:04 a.m. at 2 Gardner St. at 13 Pulaski St. Officer reports the light was fixed and the vehicles were towed by Phil’s Towing.

Motor vehicle crash reported at St. Adelaide’s Parish Center at 712 Lowell St. on Monday at 8:13 a.m. Officer reports plow truck assisted the operator out of the snow bank.

Caller reports that she was involved in a motor vehicle crash at 17 Aborn St. at 2 Sutton St. on Monday at 8:24 a.m. Officer reports no tows or injuries.

Caller said she was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident at 154 Washington St. at 2 Sherman St. on Monday at 10:19 a.m. She stated that they would exchange their information on their own and that they did not need a police officer.

Motor vehicle crash reported at the Kingsbury Building at 100 Brooksby Village Drive on Monday at 12:36 p.m. Officer assisted with paper exchange.

Report of a motor vehicle crash on Monday at 2:13 p.m. at 93 Gardner St. at 50 Margin St. Officer reports no tows no injuries.

Caller reported a motor vehicle crash on Monday at 2:30 p.m. at 50 Margin St. at 93 Gardner St. Officer assisted the parties in exchanging their information.

Multiple callers reported rollover crash near exit 28 on Route 128 north at Centennial Drive on Monday at 3:35 p.m. Sargent reports Peabody Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police, and Atlantic EMS are on scene.

Two-car motor vehicle crash with no injuries reported at Santoros at 41 Main St. on Monday at 5:47 p.m. Officer associated with paperwork exchange.

Report of a motor vehicle crashed into a pole at 13 Pulaski St. at 2 Gardner St. on Tuesday at 7:23 a.m. Officer reports Massachusetts State Police and a tow truck on scene. Vehicle did not strike a pole but slid off the road onto the sidewalk but is unable to return to road unassisted. Phil’s Towing was able to get car out of being stuck.

Officer reported a car into a pole at 18 Baldwin St. on Tuesday at 7:24 a.m. Officer reports car was freed with minimal damage to pole and car.

Atlantic Ambulance reports a single-car motor vehicle crash with no injuries at Route 128 north and Centennial Drive on Tuesday at 8:51 a.m. Massachusetts State Police notified.

Caller reports she was involved in a minor motor vehicle crash at 208 Andover St. on Tuesday at 9:05 a.m. at 128 North and the operators had already exchanged their information prior to the arrival of police.

Report of a single-car motor vehicle accident into a pole at 50 Northshore Road on Tuesday at 9:16 a.m. The Peabody Municipal Light Plant was contacted to have a crew respond and check the pole. Vehicle was towed by Phil’s Towing.

Motor vehicle crash at the Sugar Cane Restaurant at 106 Main St. on Tuesday at 11:20 a.m. Officer reports paperwork was exchanged prior to police arrival.

Minor motor vehicle crash reported on Tuesday at 12:59 p.m. at the Container Store at 210 Andover St. Officer reports parties exchanged paperwork.

Caller reported a white jeep with Maine plate no. 867SD may have hit another car and fled at the Petco Pet Superstore at 10 Sylvan St. on Tuesday at 1:56 p.m. Caller was not sure if there was any damage.

Motor vehicle crash at 25 Sunset Drive on Tuesday at 2:35 p.m. Officer stated the person left before they could finish exchanging paper work. Officer located the other person and assisted with exchanging the remainder of the paperwork.

Two-car motor vehicle crash on Tuesday at 5:20 p.m. at 2 Mount Pleasant Drive at 252 Andover St. Officer reports no injures, no airbag deployment. Phil’s Towing called for tow.

Third party report of a two-car motor vehicle crash with no apparent injuries on Tuesday at 8:31 p.m. at Andover Street and Route 128 South. Officer reports vehicle slipped on black ice off the road and party got tow on their own.

Motor vehicle crash reported at Best Gas at 129 Newbury St. on Wednesday at 6:31 a.m. Officer reports truck struck a pole in the parking lot.

Animal Control

Report of an animal in distress on Monday at 9:52 p.m. at 3 Crestwood Lane. Officer reports animal gone upon arrival.

Caller from 4 Silver Leaf Way, Apt. 432, reports his 14-year-old daughter had her dog, Crystal, in her arms in the Highlands when the next-door-neighbor’s dog attempted to bite it on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Caller confirms that neither his dog, nor his daughter, were bitten or scratched, no need to quarantine. Animal Control officer advised the caller that no ordinances were violated. Caller was also verbally warned to license Crystal and mailing an order to license and an application to Michael Capozzi, from 4 Silver Leaf Way, Apt. 437. Also, mailing an order to license and an application to Nathan O’Farrell, 4 Silver Leaf Way, Apt. 437. There is no record of his female Pit Bull.


Officer reports a 2003 Chevy Express van with Massachusetts plate no. T77426 owned by an Everett resident was towed by All-Star Towing for trespassing at 150 Main St. on Monday at 9:40 a.m.

Officer assisted a disabled automobile at 13 Pulaski St. and 2 Gardner St. on Monday at 9:57 a.m. Party was waiting for AAA but the wait time was excessive and Phil’s Towing arrived to remove vehicle which is off to the side and is not impeding travel. Sargent will come back and check on the vehicle.

Chevrolet truck owned by a Peabody resident was towed for trespassing at 150 Main St. on Monday at 10:40 a.m.

Report of two vehicles parked at 8 Caller St. and 136 Main St. that are impeding travel on Monday at 11:29 a.m. Officer reports the cars are not causing a problem at this time. If additional complaints are made the officer will attempt to have the vehicles moved. Officer later reported the vehicles will be moved and the Department of Public Works was notified to have a plow respond and clear the street.

Caller reports a green Caravan driving recklessly in the neighborhood of 21 Plymouth Road at 14 Bristol Road on Monday at 2:11 p.m. Officer checked the area and was unable to locate the vehicle.

Caller reports her red Toyota Corolla is disabled on the side of the road on Route 128 North and Northshore Road on Monday at 2:38 p.m. Officer reports vehicle was pushed back on the road with the assistance of a Good Samaritan.

The Department of Public Works was contacted again to have a sander respond to the area at 50 Margin St. at 93 Gardner St. on Monday at 2:47 p.m., the site of multiple accidents. DPW says they would have someone respond as soon as possible.

Caller reported his wife told him that there was an unknown vehicle in their driveway at 703 Lowell St. on Monday at 3:37 p.m. It is not known if anyone is inside. Officer reports the vehicle belonged to the neighbor. Her driveway has not been plowed out yet and she did not think anyone was home.

Two unwanted guests reported at 9 Castle Circle on Monday at 5:41 p.m. Officer will document

Caller reports disabled motor vehicle at Centennial Drive and by Summit Street on Monday at 5:44 p.m. Officer spoke with operator who stated she has someone en route to help her.

Report of a suspicious motor vehicle running at 13 Pierpont St. for hours on Monday at 6:29 p.m. Officer shut off the vehicle and left the keys in the ignition.

Caller reported their motor vehicle spun out of control at 728 Lowell St. on Monday at 6:54 p.m. but was able to gain traction and keep driving. Operator said they tried to contact the Department of Public Works to request sanding and they did not answer the telephone.

Massachusetts State Police is requesting a tow for a vehicle at 84 Lynnfield St. at 74 County St. on Monday at 7:01 p.m. Officer reports Phil’s Tow en route. Officers were able to move the vehicle into the Shell Station parking lot.

Homeless shelter requesting an officer to make contact with a woman at 116 Foster St., Apt 2 on Monday at 8:06 p.m. Officer spoke with the woman who said she doesn’t want to drive in these conditions and will return to the shelter tomorrow.

Caller reports returning home and finding snow plowed against his new fence at 1 Anthony Road from his neighbor on Monday at 8:09 p.m. Officer reports neighbors will discuss the relocation of the snow, officer will be cleared.

Parking complaint received from Union Street where caller said vehicles are parked on both sides of the street making it difficult to pass on Monday at 8:43 p.m. Officer reports vehicle moved.

Officer reports an unoccupied disabled vehicle with hazards on at 759 Lowell St. at 2 Temi Road on Tuesday at 12:26 a.m. Officer reports all doors were locked and Gaeta’s Towing attempt to access the interior and place the vehicle in neutral but were unsuccessful because all the doors were frozen shut. Vehicle was towed.

Caller passerby reports a disabled dark sedan with no lights on at Lynn Street and St. Anns Avenue on Tuesday at 5:07 a.m. Officer checked the area and could not locate the vehicle. At 5:17 a.m. officer reports a possible match to the earlier report and the operator said he has run out of gas and a friend was on the way with fuel.

Disabled sanding truck in the driveway at C & C Lobster at 297 Lynn St. on Tuesday at 6:25 a.m. Officer reports vehicle is out of gas and someone on way to gas up in five minutes. Vehicle removed.

Report of an overnight breaking and entering into a motor vehicle at 286 Lynn St. on Tuesday at 7:14 a.m. Caller did not want to speak to an officer but wanted to make police aware.

Possible water main break at 66 Tremont St. at 3 Barry St. on Tuesday at 7:24 a.m. Water Department contacted. Officer reports road shut down with cones.

Disabled motor vehicle reported on Tuesday at 9:59 a.m. on King Street. Officer reports vehicle has been pushed to the side of the road and will contract AAA.

Atrius Health at 2 Essex Center Drive reported a man has been wandering around for about 30 minutes and he may not be wearing shoes on Tuesday at 12:07 p.m. The officer checked the area and he could not locate anyone.

Homeowner from 254 Lynn St. reported a past breaking and entering on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. Caller said nothing was stolen.

Report of two vehicles being broken into at 247 Lynn St. on Tuesday at 1:10 p.m. The officer was informed both vehicles were unlocked. A pair of sunglasses and case valued at $50 were taken from one, nothing from the other.

Resident walked into the station on Tuesday at 1:12 p.m. to report her vehicle was broken into at 265 Lynn St. The vehicle was unlocked and nothing was taken.

Report of a white Dodge Ram blocking Dennis Street on Tuesday at 5:21 p.m. Officer reports  the road is not blocked.

Caller reports she locked her keys in her vehicle with dog inside on Tuesday at 5:42 p.m. at the Little Trailer Park at 165 Newbury St., Apt. 6. Peabody Fire Department notified.

Report of a car blocking the fire lane at the Higgins Middle School at 85 Perkins St. on Tuesday at 6:42 p.m. Officer reports person is assisting with a school event.

Wires down and houses without power reported on Tuesday at 7:14 p.m. at 33 Tracey St. Peabody Municipal Power Plant and Peabody Fire Department contacts and road closed. Wires fixed and road open.

Report of vehicles parked on both sides of Osborne Street making it difficult to pass on Tuesday at 8:13 p.m. Officer reports vehicles are legally parked but it is difficult to pass, one vehicle moved.



Rachel Jill Silber, 33, of 7 Valley Circle, Peabody, was arrested and charged with warrant charges of failure to return leased property, larceny over $1,200, larceny under $1,200, possession of a Class E drug, and other warrant charges.


A report of a motor vehicle accident on Pierce Memorial Drive at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday.


A caller reported a wounded turkey at 151 Water St. at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday.

A report of a disabled motor vehicle stuck on the median on the Route 1 overpass at 4 p.m. Tuesday.



A report of a motor vehicle crash at 1 Essex St. at 7:26 a.m. on Tuesday.


A report of hazardous conditions at Atlantic Avenue and Humphrey Street at 6:34 a.m. on Tuesday; at King and Redington streets at 7:13 a.m. on Tuesday.

A report of suspicious activity at Beach Avenue and Essex Street at 10:31 a.m. on Tuesday.


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