Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 2-23-19

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.



Ezequiel Aranda, 28, of 179 Winnisinnet St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant charge of breaking and entering for misdemeanor and charged with possession to distribute a class drug and a warrant charge at 10:05 p.m. on Thursday.

Byron Macario, 30, of 63 Johnson St., was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, and trespassing at 12 a.m. on Friday.

Sergio Vargas, 26, of 58 Cottage St., was arrested on warrant charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, possession of an uninsured motor vehicle or trailer, possession of an unregistered motor vehicle, and a default warrant charge at 11 p.m. on Thursday.


A report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash at Domino’s Pizza, 341 Union St., at 3:53 p.m. on Thursday; at 37 Autumn St. at 6:41 p.m. on Thursday.

A report of a motor vehicle crash at 53 Western Ave. at 7:03 p.m. on Thursday; at Chestnut and Union streets at 7:41 a.m. on Friday; at 323 Chatham St. at 12:51 p.m. on Friday.


A report of shoplifting at Walgreens, 21 Joyce St., at 5:18 p.m. on Thursday; at 14 State St. at 7:18 p.m. on Thursday.



A caller reported, at 11:49 a.m. on Thursday, several phone calls from someone telling him his Social Security number had been compromised. He stated he knew it was a scam.

A caller reported she couldn’t shut her water off on Jersey Street at 4:39 p.m. on Thursday.

A caller reported a possible drunk male walking up Pleasant and Spring streets at 9:18 p.m. on Thursday.



Marianilde Batista-Chavez, 51, of 17 Roycroft Road, was summoned following a traffic stop at 70 Tremont and 6 Emmet streets on Wednesday at 6:55 p.m. for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


A report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash on Wednesday at 5:37 p.m. on Summit Street. Male suspect with a beard fled in a gray hatchback. Officer reports the party no longer wants to make a report, there is a minor scratch on the front bumper.

Motor vehicle into a fence reported on Wednesday at 11:05 p.m. at Puritan Lawn Cemetery at 185 Lake St. Officer reports vehicle was towed.

Minor motor vehicle crash reported at 173 Lynn and 3 Bartholomew streets on Thursday at 8:42 a.m. Officer assisted with paperwork exchange.

Motor vehicle crash with report of an operator complaining of head and neck injuries at Jiffy Lube at 230 Andover St. on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Atlantic Ambulance and Phil’s Towing have been dispatched.  

Hit and run crash reported at 39 Country and 23 Maple streets on Thursday at 12:56 p.m. Officer will document.

Police assisted the Massachusetts State Police with a motor vehicle crash at 25 Andover St. on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. Officer reports no injures and one vehicle was towed by Phil’s Towing.

Report of a motor vehicle crash at 210 Lowell St. was received on Thursday at 1:55 p.m. Officer reports paperwork was exchanged.

Animal Control

Caller from 48 Herrick Road reported his leashed dog was chased by another dog on Wednesday at 3:10 p.m. while walking by the charging dog’s home. He confirmed his dog is not injured. Caller is unsure of the address and will try to obtain it.


A payment dispute with a customer was reported by the Holiday Inn at 1 Newbury St. on Wednesday at 6:21 p.m. Officer reports party left the area and could not be located.

Resident of Mobile Estates at 286 Newbury St. came into the station on Wednesday at 8 p.m. to report an ongoing harassment issue with a neighbor. Officer will document.

Loud child reported at 12 Magnolia Way, Apt. 1228 on Wednesday at 10:10 p.m. Officer reports all clear and all is in order.

A 911 caller reports an unknown person rang her doorbell and fled on Thursday at 3:17 a.m. Reporting party called back to say someone rang the bell again.

Bank of America security at 189 Andover St. called to say an irate customer was making threats to an employee on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Officer reports customer left the bank prior to police arrival. Bank security staff said they will contact the customer to say he is no longer welcome in the branch.

Employee of Mad Dragon at 210 Andover St. reported $2,341 was stolen from the kiosk register on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Officer reports there are no suspects.

Resident of 35 Downing St. reports he was a victim of a telephone scam from someone who said they were calling from Medicare on Thursday at 10:38 a.m. and he gave them personal information.  



Gardere Narcisse, 26, of 2227 Forrest St., Hollywood, Fla., was arrested and charged with forge or utter forged credit card, credit card fraud under $1,200, attempted larceny, and identity fraud.


A report of a motor vehicle accident at 63 Salem Turnpike at 4:46 a.m. Thursday; at Dunkin’ Donuts at 533 Broadway at 1:22 p.m. Thursday; at 1123 Broadway at 2:27 p.m. Thursday.


A report of a fire on a telephone pole on Salem Turnpike at 5:47 a.m. Thursday.

A report of gunshots on Denver Street at 9:18 p.m. Thursday.


A report of shoplifting at DSW on Broadway at 6 p.m.



A report of hazardous conditions at Stop & Shop, 450 Paradise Road, at 5:11 a.m. on Thursday; at 79 Millett Road at 12:08 a.m. on Friday.

A report of a neighbor problem at 139 Atlantic Ave. at 6:16 a.m. on Thursday.

A report of suspicious activity at 35 Cedar Hill Terrace at 10:07 a.m. on Thursday; at 45 Orchard Road at 3:55 p.m. on Thursday.

A report of a disturbance at 24 Sculpin Way at 12 p.m. on Thursday.


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