Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 2-5-19

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.



Jennsen Castillo-Soriano, 24, of 66 Bassett St., was arrested and charged with Class A drug distribution and Class B drug distribution at 12:37 p.m. Monday.

Marc Coviello, 37, of 55 Spruce Road, North Reading, was arrested and charged with Class A drug possession and Class B drug possession at 1:06 p.m. Monday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 2:41 p.m. Sunday at 810 Lynnway; at 2:46 p.m. Sunday at 80 Orchard St.; at 6:07 p.m. Sunday at Chatham and Essex streets; at 11:04 p.m. Sunday at Broad and Spring streets; at 8:13 a.m. Monday at 24 Orchard St.; at 10:22 a.m. Monday at 67 Silsbee St.; at 11:22 a.m. Monday at Zimman’s at 80 Market St.; at 1:33 p.m. Monday at 1103 Western Ave.; at 1:50 p.m. Monday at 300 Washington St.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 6:51 p.m. Sunday at 819 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 10:44 p.m. Sunday at Washington Street and Western Avenue.


A report of an assault at 12:23 a.m. Monday at 7-Eleven on Western Avenue.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 1:33 a.m. Monday at 28 Bay View Ave.


A report of a gunshot at 10:18 p.m. Sunday at 109 Broad St.


A report of an opiate overdose at 1:28 p.m. Monday at High Rock Tower on Circuit Avenue.


A report of a larceny at 4:54 p.m. Sunday at Walmart at 780 Lynnway; at 5:36 p.m. Monday at 119 Lewis St.


A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:47 a.m. Monday at 33 Lincoln St.



Motor vehicle crash with property damage reported in front of Starbucks at 420 Market St. on Friday at 10:20 a.m. Officer stood by for paper exchange.


Alarm company canceled burglar alarm at Primavera at 15 Ramsdell Way on Friday at 10:49 a.m.

Accidental motion detector burglar alarm at the front door of the Pottery Barn at 700 Market St. on Friday at 9:39 p.m. Officer reports all appears to be in order.

False burglar alarm at the Huckleberry Hill School at 5 Knoll Road on Friday at 10:33 p.m. Officer reports all is secure.

Accidental burglar alarm at 17 Blue Jay Road on Saturday at 11:29 a.m. Officer reports all is secure.

A 911 hangup call received from the Gap at 900 Market St. on Saturday at 4:51 p.m. Woman reports it was an accident and will meet officer in front of the store to confirm. Officer reports no one was in front of the Gap.

False burglar alarm from the front door of the Pottery Barn at 700 Market St. on Saturday at 9:21 p.m. Detail officer reports all is secure.


Disturbance reported in the parking lot at the Elizabeth Green Library at 18 Summer St. on Friday at 4:24 p.m. Officer reports friends having an animated discussion, no argument at this time.

Caller reported her vehicle is disabled on Daly Road on Saturday at 1:45 a.m. Officer reports Gaeta’s Tow is on the scene.

Shoplifting reported at Whole Foods Market at 100 Market St. on Saturday at 9:12 a.m. and the caller said they have the customer at front desk. Officer took report.

Caller from Swampscott reported a lost burgundy wallet with ID and credit cards at 10 Post Office Square on Saturday at 8:51 p.m.

Loud party reported at 375 North Broadway, Apt. 3-209, on Sunday at 5:22 a.m. Officer spoke with resident.      

Caller from 500 Ross Drive requested an officer for a resident who will not return her belongings on Sunday at 4:32 p.m. Officer reports some items have been returned and advised both parties it was a civil matter.

Medical Aid

Request for an ambulance at 375 North Broadway on Friday at 7:12 a.m. for a person with a dislocated shoulder. Patient taken to the hospital.

Son requested a well-being check on his father at 8:17 a.m. Saturday at 5 Northway. Officer reports spoke with resident and everything is OK.

Well-being check requested for an elderly man walking around the Perley Burrill Gas Station on Salem Street who looks confused. Officer checked and reports everything is OK.

Person with abdominal pain requested an ambulance at 10:49 a.m. Saturday at 1350 Market St. Patient taken to the hospital.

Resident at 52 Perry Ave. passed out on Saturday at 12:11 p.m. Request for an ambulance. Officer reports patient taken to the hospital.

Medical aid requested at 47 Beaver Ave. for a person with chest pain on Saturday at 3:22 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Pregnant caller from 375 North Broadway reports bleeding on Sunday at 1:40 a.m. Officer reports woman taken to the hospital.                                

Ambulance requested at 28 Bancroft St. on Sunday at 2:25 p.m. Patient take to Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.



A caller reported a driver pulled over and urinated right at the corner at 8:34 a.m. Sunday at Evans Road and West Shore Drive. The caller reported it was an Uber car.



John W. Roy, 48, homeless, was arrested on two warrants on Friday at 9:42 a.m. and charged with assault and battery on a family/household member, theft of a credit card, and theft from a person.

Dennis Dawes, 56, of 25 Malta St., Apt. 2, Mattapan, was arrested following a traffic stop at Treadwell’s Ice Cream at 46 Margin St. on Friday at 11:54 a.m. and charged with the reckless operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, and a missing number plate. The vehicle was towed by All-Star Towing.


James Varelas, 62, of 7 Bragg St., was summoned following a traffic stop at 2 Felton St. at 46 Prospect St. on Thursday at 10:10 p.m. for operating an unregistered motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Gloria Jimenez, 41, of 16 Crowninshield St., Apt, 409, was summoned on Thursday at 11 p.m. following parking enforcement on Berry Street for having an unregistered, uninsured motor vehicle on a public way.  

Filipe DaSilva, 27, of 28 Mason St., was summoned on Thursday at 11:27 p.m. following a traffic stop on Mason Street for the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Jonathan F. Soares, 31, of 16 Porter Ave., Malden, was summoned following a traffic stop on Prospect Street on Friday at 9:09 a.m. Friday for the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Yeol Perez-Feliz, 30, was summoned on Friday at 9:19 a.m. following a traffic stop at 22 Andover St. for operating an uninsured motor vehicle with a revoked  license. Officer reports All-Star towed the vehicle.


Motor vehicle crash reported at McDonald’s Restaurant at 133 Main St. on Friday at 8:48 a.m. Officer assisted the parties exchange information.

Caller reports a motor vehicle crash at 79 Lowell St. and 2 Sawyer St. on Friday at 2:53 p.m. Officer reports the operators involved exchanged paperwork.

Animal Control

Report of a dog left in a vehicle at Trader Joe’s at 300 Andover St. on Friday at 11:24 a.m. The animal control officer reports the dog, a long-haired golden retriever, is not in distress.

Police officer reports an older black-and-gray dog with a green collar on Perkins Street on Friday at 3:47 p.m. but was unable to get the dog.


Officer reports an open manhole cover at 4 Perkins St. and 62 Franklin St., covered only by a plastic/rubber barrel holder on Thursday at 6:20 p.m. The Department of Public Works was notified, will check the area.

Report of a large pothole between Lynnfield Street and Christina Drive on Thursday at 9:40 p.m. Department of Public Works notified.

Officer reports party ran out of gas at Town Variety at 116 Central St. on Friday at 2:58 a.m. and will leave the vehicle on the street and return in the morning to remove it. Owner given a ride to Salem Hospital.

Caller reports her neighbor asked her to call 911, and then ran back to her unit at Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St. on Friday at 4:51 a.m. Officer reports speaking to the reporting party who said she was having difficulty finding her daughter, who had run out of the unit to an unknown location immediately upon waking. Woman was described as a 25-year-old wearing a tan jacket and gray sweatpants. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate her.

Report of a disabled motor vehicle at 93 Gardner St. at 50 Margin St. on Friday at 5:34 a.m. Officer reports the vehicle is unoccupied, has heavy front end damage, and a missing tire. Vehicle was towed by All-Star Towing.

Smoke reported coming from the basement at 16 Lenox Road and fire alarm sounding on Friday at 8:01 p.m. Officer reports smoke was the result of a backup in the chimney.

Caller from 6 Highland Park, Apt. 1, reported a window in her home was opened overnight on Friday at 8:48 a.m. Officer will document.

Disabled motor vehicle reported at Town Variety at 116 Central St. on Friday at 10:33 a.m. The vehicle is unoccupied and blocking the driveway to the business and was towed by All-Star Towing. The officer issued a parking ticket for obstructing the driveway. Caller from 16 Fulton St. reports three people refuse to leave the home on Friday at 2:52 p.m. The officer stated that two men fled the area after having an argument with a third person. Female refused medical attention.

Mother reported her daughter was in a fight at James Street Park on Friday at 3:23 p.m. The officers arrived and there was no one on scene. Officer located the party near the entrance to the Higgins Middle School. The officer stated that the juvenile was taken to North Shore Children’s Hospital by Atlantic Ambulance.



Edwin S. Suarez, 35, of 77 Cleveland Ave., Saugus, was arrested and charged with second offense of operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, resisting arrest, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, second offense of operating under the influence of drugs, and intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official.


A report of a motor vehicle accident at 405 Broadway at 6:54 p.m. Friday; at 245 Fairmount Ave. at 2:59 p.m. Saturday; at Walmart at 4:16 p.m. Saturday; at 505 Central St. at 7:10 p.m. Saturday; at 26 Western Ave. at 9:35 p.m. Saturday; at Best Buy on Broadway at 10:11 p.m. Sunday; at J. Pace and Sons at 1:47 a.m. Monday.


A report of wires down on Adams Avenue at 5:55 a.m. Friday.

A report of a suspicious person at the corner of Lincoln and Lawndale avenues at 6:13 a.m. Friday.

A report of an assault and battery on Newhall Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

A report of a loud bang on Water Street at 10:22 p.m. Friday.

A report that two of the gas meters behind Roller World were broken overnight at 7:12 a.m. Saturday.

A report of a possible water main break at Summer and Main streets at 8:04 a.m. Saturday.

A caller reported a red Mini Cooper crashed into his neighbor’s fence at 245 Fairmount Ave. and fled the scene at 2:59 p.m. Saturday.

A report of a dark colored sedan circling the neighborhood on First Street at 10:27 p.m. Saturday.

A caller reported some items were stolen from his home and the thieves were telling him he was not allowed to leave on Founders Way at 1:59 a.m. Sunday. Police report it was an argument over a roommate touching his coffee mug.


A report of shoplifting from Home Depot at 12:31 p.m. Saturday; from Home Depot at 4:47 p.m. Saturday; at Gymboree at 9:43 p.m. Saturday.



A report of a disturbance at 8:40 p.m. Sunday at 17 Puritan Lane.


A report of a larceny at 2:57 p.m. Sunday at 59 Shelton Road.


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