Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 2-20-19

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.



Amanda Angel, of 91 Hanover St., was arrested on warrant charges of Class A drug possession, Class B drug possession, Class E drug possession, trespassing, uninsured motor vehicle/trailer, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 12:23 a.m. Tuesday.

Ricky Seang, 18, of 178 Chestnut St., was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of ammo without a firearm identification card and drug possession with intent to distribute at 6:02 a.m. Tuesday.


A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at Porthole Pub at 98 Lynnway; at 7:13 p.m. Monday at Domino’s Pizza at 707 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle crash at 3:05 p.m. Monday at Harmon and Walnut streets; at 10:36 p.m. Monday at 6 Circuit Ave.; at 7:17 a.m. Tuesday at Lynnfield Street and Winslow Way; at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Broad and Market streets; at 8:14 a.m. Tuesday at Linwood Street and Parkland Avenue; at 8:31 a.m. Tuesday at 60 Bennett St.; at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 3:06 p.m. Monday at 549 Walnut St.; at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Laundry at 100 Essex St.

A report of a police motor vehicle crash at 6:41 p.m. Monday at 300 Washington St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:59 a.m. Monday at 70 Whiting St.


A report of an opiate overdose at 12:49 a.m. Monday on Carnes Street.

A report of an overdose at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday on Boston Street.


A report of a larceny at 8:47 a.m. Monday at Columbia and Eastern avenues; at 5:27 p.m. Monday at 330 Essex St.



Jonah J. Pringle Jr., 19, of  20 Hawthorne St., Salem, was summoned on Monday at 2:45 p.m. at  Whole Foods Market at 100 Market St. for shoplifting.


Caller reported a minor motor vehicle crash with no injuries on Friday at 2:06 p.m. at 807 Salem St. and 5 Canterbury Road. Officer assisted with paperwork exchange.

Minor hit and run crash reported on Route 128 in Wakefield on Friday at 4 p.m. at Partridge Lane. Caller has no information on other vehicle.

Motor vehicle crash with property damage reported at Walnut and Market streets on Friday at 8:43 p.m. Caller, 16, said he was having difficulty exchanging information. Officer assisted.

Animal Control

Report of a golden retriever wandering and barking on Winchester Drive on Saturday at 10:45 p.m. Animal Control Officer contacted.


Report of a suspicious foreigner operating a large white SUV asking for directions to Whole Foods Market on Saturday at 3:07 p.m. Officer checked the area but was unable to locate the vehicle.

Officer requested at 11 North Hill Drive by a man who said he was at the front of the house when he heard a bang at the back of the house on Saturday at 5:34 p.m.

Caller reports motor vehicle is hanging into the street out of the driveway on Cortland Lane on Monday at 7:18 p.m. Officer spoke with owner who will move truck.

Woman reports she left her wallet in an Uber and the driver will not return it on Monday at 5:02 p.m. at Kings Entertainment at 501 Market St. Officer spoke with Uber driver who is returning the wallet.



A caller reported a vehicle took out a school sign on Smith Street at 8:21 a.m. on Monday.

A report of a motor vehicle crash on Humphrey Street at 5:54 p.m. on Monday. Highway Department stated the road was a sheet of ice at the time of the crash.


A caller reported a strong outside odor of gas on Rockcliff Road at 7:46 a.m. on Monday; on Clifton Avenue at 7:54 a.m. on Monday; on Preston Beach Road at 7:57 a.m. on Monday; at Humphrey and Tedesco streets at 7:59 a.m. on Monday; on Glendale Road at 8:03 a.m. on Monday; on Ida Road at 8:10 a.m. on Monday; on Drumlin Road at 8:13 a.m. on Monday; on Sevinor Road at 8:16 a.m. on Monday; at Smith and Pleasant streets at 8:25 a.m. on Monday; at Pleasant and Washington streets at 9:06 a.m. on Monday; on Ocean Avenue at 9:07 a.m. on Monday; at Ocean Avenue and Gilbert Heights Road at 9:08 a.m. on Monday; on Orchard Street at 9:09 a.m. on Monday; on Jersey Street at 9:31 a.m. on Monday.

A caller reported a loose valve box cover at West Shore Drive and Evans Road at 8:01 a.m. on Monday.

Multiple calls reported trash in the roadway at Tedesco and West streets at 4:21 p.m. on Monday.

A caller reported she slid through the intersection of Rockaway Avenue and Humphrey Street, due to ice, at 6:46 p.m. on Monday.

A caller reported loud music from her downstairs neighbor on State Street at 12:10 a.m. on Tuesday.



Amaury Marte-Hernandez, 27, of 1000 Loring Ave., Apt. A102, Salem, was summoned following a motor vehicle stop at 19 Washington St. on Monday at 12:39 p.m. for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Phil’s Towing towed the vehicle.


Gas pole struck at 129 Lowell St. on Sunday at 5:43 p.m. Peabody Fire Department was notified. National Grid was on scene earlier, gas is escaping and the utility was contacted again. National Grid arrived on scene and a crew will come to assess the situation.

Single-car motor vehicle crash into a curb at 50 Margin St. and 93 Gardner St. on Monday at 2:25 a.m.

Caller from 1 Arielle Lane reported her neighbor witnessed a truck strike and damage her fence and take off on Monday at 5:51 p.m. Caller had no further information but neighbor is available to provide a statement to police. Officer will document.

Caller reports he struck a pole with his vehicle on Patricia Road on Monday at 11:41 p.m. and is blocking the road. Peabody Municipal Light Plant contacted.

Animal Control

Dog barking reported on Monday at 2:19 p.m. at 15 Elaine Ave. Animal Control officer spoke to the owner, all clear.


Danvers Police Department requesting well-being check on two children ages 3-5 after a witness said she heard the father strike them outside Target on Sunday at 4:11 p.m. Officer reports children are fine, reportedly having a tantrum over a toy they wanted.

Disturbance between a mother and son reported at 261 Newbury St. at Apt. 82C on Sunday at 5:02 p.m. Mother said her son has been up all night playing video games, then he yelled at her, and slammed the bedroom door. Officer spoke to the family, explained to the young man to follow house rules. Officer will follow up Monday night to make sure all is OK and will document.

Doctors’ office from Harvard Vanguard at 10 Nancy Ave. in Peabody reported a party could be in need of a well-being check on Sunday at 5:10 p.m.. Party called the office earlier in the afternoon and speech was slurred, said his head was spinning. Atlantic Ambulance contacted but man refused treatment. He was advised to call 911 in the event of medical issue instead of doctors’ office.

Report of a black Chevrolet pickup truck parked in the middle of Aberdeen Avenue on Sunday at 5:33 p.m. Officer reports vehicle is being moved.

Report of an intoxicated man in his 30s made racial slurs and threatened to return with friends and beat up an employee at Main Street Laundry at 122 Main St. on Sunday at 5:42. Officer reports suspect could not be located.

Report of two intoxicated men disrupting mass at St. John’s Church at 17 Chestnut St. on Sunday at 5:52 p.m. Officer reports parties have left the church and all is OK.

Beverly Police Department reports a resident of Mobile Estate at 286 Newbury St. is in fear of her ex-boyfriend, who was just released from Beverly Hospital on Sunday at 6:31 p.m. and may be on his way to her home. Sunshine Taxi was contacted to take the man to his mother’s home in Revere. Officer reports man en route to Revere without incident.

Man reports lost or stolen property from his locker at Latitude’s Sports at 194 Newbury St. on Sunday at 6:52 p.m. Officer will document.

Man reported his backpack was stolen out of his locker at Latitude’s Sports at 194 Newbury St. on Sunday at 7:25 p.m. His car was stolen as well. A “be on the lookout” was issued to cruisers. Lojack is being activated. At 9:33 a.m. on Monday, the vehicle was recovered after police received a signal the car was parked at Logan Express. Owner contacted to pick up vehicle.

Caller from Extended Stay America at 200 Jubilee Drive reported they thought they were entitled to a free night at the hotel on Sunday at 8:49 p.m. but didn’t have the proper paperwork. Officer explained the paperwork was needed and was provided with the manager’s telephone number to contact later.

Calling party reports someone rang her doorbell at 28 Hampshire Road on Sunday at 8:57 p.m. and would like an officer to check her house and the area. Officer reports all is OK.

Employee at Extended Stay America at 200 Jubilee Drive reports customer left without paying on Sunday at 9:09 p.m. He will be added to the do not rent list by the hotel. Officer will document.

Police investigated a report from Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers at 69 Newbury St. of a man with long black hair over his eyes wearing black pants and a black leather jacket trying to break in through the rear door on Sunday at 10:47 p.m. Officer reports no damage to the door, checking the area for the party but they were gone.

Caller reports his ex-girlfriend is following him in her vehicle and he is driving toward the police station on Sunday at 11:06 p.m. Officer reports a blue Honda Civic was following a white Ford pickup. Both cars were pulled into the station parking lot. Officer will document.

Caller from Lahey Medical Center at 1 Essex Center Drive reports his friend is operating his vehicle without permission on Sunday at 11:27 p.m. He was left at the Emergency Room and is reportedly taking the vehicle back to West Newton where they live. Officer spoke with the party and came to an understanding over vehicle arrangement.

Resident complained of a vehicle parked in front of her residence at 17 Union St. during the snow ban on Monday at 6:05 a.m. Upon officers’ arrival, they observed a ticket on the vehicle from an earlier officer during the snowstorm.

Report of cars parked on Cottage Street during the snow parking ban on Monday at 7:37 a.m. Officer reports vehicle ticketed.

A walk-in on Monday at 4:36 p.m. reported that his tools were stolen from the basement of his apartment at 31 Tremont St. last weekend.

Report of three suspicious men walking behind homes on Castle Circle on Monday at 8:23 p.m. Officer spoke with the kids who were outside, no issues.

Intoxicated person causing a disturbance at the shelter and refusing to leave at St. John’s Church at 17 Chestnut St. on Monday at 9:01 p.m. Officer reports party was taken to Beverly Hospital.

Caller from Latitude’s Sports Club at 194 Newbury St. reports envelopes of cash were stolen from his vehicle in the parking lot on Monday at 9:36 p.m. Officer reports no sign of forced entry, party is uncertain whether they were stolen while parked in the lot or misplaced. Officer spoke with staff to review video, but no cameras. Officer will document.

Possible overdose reported at McDonald’s Restaurant at 133 Main St. on Monday at 10:07 p.m. where a man was not breathing. Operator of a white Honda passed out in the drive-thru. Patient taken to Salem Hospital.

Emergency Room nurse from Lahey Medical Center at 1 Essex Center Drive asked for assistance with a man giving them a hard time on Tuesday at 4:16 a.m. Officer reports that the patient calmed down and all was in order at this time.



James M. Papaluca, 27, of 182 Central St., Apt. 10, Stoneham, was arrested and charged with failure to stop or yield and operating under the influence of liquor.

Joshua A. O’Malley, 37, of 57 Oliver St., Everett, was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property under $1,200, possession of ammunition without an FID card, resisting arrest, and three counts of carrying a dangerous weapon.


A report of a motor vehicle accident at Walnut and Spring streets at 9:13 a.m. Saturday; at Route 1 North and Lynn Fells Parkway at 4:07 p.m. Saturday; at Hamilton and Burrill Streets at 7:15 p.m. Sunday; on Walnut Street at 12:30 p.m. Monday; at Stone and Dreeme Streets at 2:41 p.m. Thursday.


A Founders Way resident reported her son has been sending threatening messages through Facebook and she is concerned he may harm himself or others at 10:48 a.m. Friday.

A report of three men in hooded sweatshirts acting suspicious on Fairmount Avenue at 10:23 p.m. Friday.

An employee at 7-Eleven reported a man had been in the store since 10:30 p.m. Friday and is acting suspicious at 2:11 a.m. Saturday.

A caller reported a man with a red jacket and blue shorts puked on her door on Fairmount Place and then took off on foot at 12:36 p.m. Saturday.

A report of a road rage incident at Main and Forest streets at 3:22 p.m. Saturday.

A caller reported sometime last night a window in her home was smashed on Blueridge Avenue at 6:32 a.m. Sunday.

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering on Oakwood Avenue at 12:50 p.m. Sunday.

A report of a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt throwing rocks at passing motorists on Main Street at 8:38 p.m. Sunday.

A Wamesit Avenue resident reported he was cleaning out his garage and found old shotgun shells at 11:30 a.m. Monday. No weapons were discovered but he wants assistance disposing of them.

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