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Police Log: 3-7-19

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.



Wilbert Cooper, of 56 Lawton Ave., was arrested on warrant charges of two counts of common and notorious theft, shoplifting by concealing merchandise and receiving stolen property at 1:45 Wednesday.

Rey Diaz, 32, of 39 Newhall St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 8:04 p.m. Tuesday.

David Ferguson, 57, of 2 Kingsley Terrace, was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery, malicious wanton property defacement and assault and battery at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday.

Justin Gaston, 32, of 27 Petitpas Lane, Randolph, was arrested on a courtesy booking at 5:06 p.m. Tuesday.

Jairo Perez, 27, of 91 Chestnut St., was arrested and charged with disguise to obstruct justice and on warrant charges of two counts of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield and improper turn at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday at Brookline and Chatham streets; at 3:33 p.m. Tuesday at 147 Washington St.; at 8:58 p.m. Tuesday at 22 Nelson St.; at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday at 90 Commercial St.; at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Marion streets; at 7:11 a.m. Wednesday at Lawton and Rogers avenues; at 7:23 a.m. Wednesday at Empire and Timson streets; at 7:41 a.m. Wednesday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 71 Fayette St.; at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday at Boston and Cottage streets.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday at 181 N Common St.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday at 42 Ontario St.; at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday at 678 Washington St.


A report of a larceny at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday at Green Tea at 751 Lynnway; at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at 431 Lynnway.



Motor vehicle crash with property damage reported on Monday at 5:46 p.m. at 6 Kimball Lane. Officer took report.  


Fire alarm sounded because of burnt toast at Windsor Estates at 527 Salem St., Apt. 43 on Monday at 9:09 a.m. Call was handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

False burglar alarm reported at 3 Sparhawk Drive on Monday at 9:26 p.m. Officer reports all appears to be in order, checked with keyholder.

Burglar alarm sounded at the Lynnfield Middle School at 505 Main St. on Tuesday at 12:14 a.m. Officer reports school is secure.

A 911 hangup call from Lynnfield High School at 275 Essex St. on Tuesday at 11:26 a.m. Officer told it was accidental.

Request for an ambulance at 31 Parsons Ave. on Tuesday at 11:53 a.m. Patient taken to Salem Hospital.

Accidental fire alarm at Colonial Gardens on Ross Drive on Tuesday at 4:48 p.m.

False burglar alarm reported on Wednesday at 1:52 a.m. at the Lynnfield Middle School at 505 Main St. Officer reports all is secure.

Burglar alarm sounded at Lynnfield High School at 275 Essex St. on Wednesday at 5:43 a.m. Officer reports all is secure.


Caller from 10 Jensen St. reported gas was spilled in the driveway from a plow on Monday at 4:33 p.m.

A resident at 9 Stafford Road reported their neighbor at 8 Stafford always leaves his motor vehicles parked in the street facing the wrong direction on Tuesday at 9:27 p.m. Officer issued a verbal warning.  

Complaint of loud music at 375 North Broadway, Apt. 3-201 on Wednesday at 2:37 a.m. Officer spoke with resident. Follow-up noise complaint was reported at 3:09 a.m. Officer spoke with resident again.

Medical Aid

Request for an ambulance at 19 Hutchins Circle on Monday at 10:55 p.m. Patient taken to Winchester Hospital.

Lahey Health Center at 1350 Market St. requested an ambulance on Tuesday at 10:52 a.m. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Peabody.

Caller requested an ambulance for 28 Summer St. on Tuesday at 11:31 a.m. Patient taken to the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Peabody.



A caller reported someone broke into her “unlocked” car and stole her pink pearl necklace on West Shore Drive at 9:16 a.m. on Tuesday. She stated she took off the necklace prior to sledding and put it in her glove box when a black truck pulled in. She hit her remote and locked the cars just after the truck left the area.

A caller reported at 10:47 a.m. on Tuesday that cars have been parked at The Landing on Front Street since the snow storm. Responding officers arrived and tagged five vehicles.

A caller reported at 12:24 p.m. on Tuesday that she was involved in a “Ticketmaster scam.” She stated she bought tickets for “Bad Company” at the Lynn Auditorium and realized due to a previous neck injury she needed to change her seat. She stated she purchased new tickets and looked for a number to call Ticketmaster and return the first ones and they told her she needed to buy a Google Pay card for $330. She purchased it and called the number back and said the numbers on the card were invalid. She then went to 7-11, bought a new card, and was then told to purchase the card in cash. She went to her bank and the teller followed her out the door to try and stop her, saying she was being scammed. The caller stated she bought the card anyway and called the number back. Afterwards, she stated she realized she was scammed out of $660.

A caller reported at 12:38 p.m. on Tuesday that he keeps receiving calls telling him his social security has been compromised.

A walk-in reported at 2:57 p.m. on Tuesday that he was on his computer when a pop-up voice came on saying it was Microsoft and there was a problem with his computer. He stated he called the number it provided and they told him it would cost $600 to fix, so he declined.

A caller reported a large tree branch down at Bowden Street and Highland Terrace at 4:26 p.m. on Tuesday.

An MBTA bus starter called at 5:12 p.m. to report his drivers were having issues with snow in the area of Watson and Pleasant streets.

A caller reported a bus broken down at Pleasant and Washington streets at 5:48 p.m. on Tuesday. Responding officers reported it was not stuck, it was just a narrow road.

A caller reported a dog was frozen in the snow on Central Street at 8:58 p.m. on Tuesday. She stated she heard a dog barking for half an hour and the owner of the dog came out and confronted the caller. The caller repeatedly stated the dog was freezing and he can’t treat animals like that. Responding officers told both parties it was an Animal Control Officer situation.



Steven N. Cunha, 31, of 8 Walnut St., was summoned on Monday at 7:25 p.m. for shoplifting, second offense, after the manager at New England Meat Market at 62 Walnut St. reported a man stole $200 worth of meat.

Chaian Santiago, 22, of 10 Holten St., Apt. 6 was summoned on Monday at 8:27 p.m. for malicious destruction of property following a call from the Christian Congregation Church at 45 Main St. who reported a neighbor’s window was broken.


A report of a minor motor vehicle crash on Tuesday at 8:16 a.m. at 63 Central St. and 2 Tremont St. Officer reports no injuries and no tows needed.


Walk-in reported her light brown Michael Kors bag was stolen while at the mall on Monday at 4:31 p.m. Woman said she was in the Journeys store at 210 Andover St. with her husband and daughter and was trying on shoes. She said two employees were the only other people in the store. Officer reports theft was unfounded.

Caller from the Group Home at 16 Myles Road reported someone had tried to fight him and has fled on Monday at 5:53 p.m. Officer spoke with staff and the reporting party. Staff said the matter was an issue between the two clients and the staff will address it.

Suspicious person reported at Barnes & Noble at 210 Andover St. on Monday at 5:57 p.m.

Shelter staff at St. John’s Church at 17 Chestnut St. reported an unwanted person who is refusing to leave on Monday at 9:45 p.m. Officer reports man left without incident.

Homewood Suites at 57 Newbury St. requested a well-being check on a customer in Room 604 on Monday at 11:15 p.m. Officer said the woman was arguing on the phone with mother and the kids were playing with the room phone.

Caller reports her ex-husband called sounded drunk and talking unintelligently and is now not answering the phone on Monday at 11:31 p.m. Officer spoke with the man and all appears to be OK.

Possible suicide on Wilson Terrace reported on Tuesday at 12:12 p.m. Officer spoke with the man who refused treatment.

Caller reports two kids going through mailboxes on Walker Road on Tuesday at 1:57 p.m. He said they picked up a package and put it down. Officer checked the area and could not locate kids.



Michael L. Richards, 59, of 83 Edward St., Medford, was arrested on warrant charges.


A report of a motor vehicle accident at Central Street and Hurd Avenue at 7:19 a.m. Tuesday; at LA Fitness at 1459 Broadway at 2:36 p.m. Tuesday; on Eastern Avenue at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday; at 19 Appleton St. at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday; at 8 Woodbury Ave. at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday.


A report of wires down at 12 Hamilton St. at 10:51 a.m. Tuesday.

A report of a dog struck by a car at 59 Appleton St. at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

A caller reported a vehicle was following his grandson down Seagirt Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday



A report of a motor vehicle crash at 156 Humphrey St. at 12:58 p.m. on Tuesday.


A report of a noise complaint at 432 Puritan Road at 7:18 a.m. on Tuesday.

A report of a neighbor problem at 12 Stanley Road at 1:16 p.m. on Tuesday.

A report of hazardous conditions at 138 Stetson Ave. at 5:52 p.m. on Tuesday; at Oyo Frozen Yogurt, 136 Humphrey St., at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

A report of suspicious activity at 404 Paradise Road at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday.


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