Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 3-11-19

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.




Scott Dang, of 75 Silsbee St., was arrested on a warrant charge of juror failure to attend at 6:12 p.m. Friday.

Christopher Figueroa, 24, of 65 Newbury St., Danvers, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop/yield at 6:55 p.m. Saturday

Nzabonimpa Lezimbere, of 234 South Common St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit crime and malicious destruction of property at 11:16 p.m. Friday.

Efrain Perez, 24, of 28 Arlington St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 9:23 a.m. Friday.

Elfido Perez, 22, of 24 Barrett St., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 9:15 a.m. Friday.

Tynell Placide, 27, of 18 Broad St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer and resisting arrest at 8:08 p.m. Saturday.

Ottoniel Ramirez, 28, of 72 Mall St., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle and allowing improper operation of a motor vehicle at 11:52 p.m. Saturday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 3:20 p.m. Friday at Broadway and Pendexter Street; at 3:27 p.m. Friday at 194 Linwood St.; at 4:35 p.m. Friday at Market Basket at 40 Federal St.; at 4:56 p.m. Friday at Bowler and Chestnut streets; at 5 p.m. Friday at Lynngate Laundry at 144 Boston St.; at 10:09 a.m. Saturday at 9 Lloyd St.; at 10:35 a.m. Saturday at Express Checkout at 340 Washington St.; at 10:46 a.m. Saturday at Broadway and Jenness Street; at 3:29 p.m. Saturday at Baker and Laighton streets; at 3:56 p.m. Saturday at 80 Burrill Ave.; at 4:09 p.m. Saturday at 9 Austin Square; at 7:29 p.m. Saturday at Farrar and Newhall streets; at 9:34 p.m. Saturday at 402 Eastern Ave.; at 10:58 p.m. Saturday at 86 Mall St.; at 12:54 a.m. Sunday at RiverWorks Credit Union at 947 Western Ave.; at 9:55 a.m. Sunday at 329 Lynnfield St.; at 10:14 a.m. Sunday at Water & Sewer Commission at 400 Parkland Ave.; at 11:03 a.m. Sunday at 57 Estes St.; at 11:29 a.m. Sunday at 20 Gardiner St.; at 12:17 p.m. Sunday at West Neptune Street.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 3:34 p.m. Friday at 177 Lynnfield St.; at 5:54 p.m. Saturday at 14 Western Ave.; at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at 555 Western Ave.; at 8:54 a.m. Sunday at 106 Marianna St.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 12:51 a.m. Sunday at 16 Newhall St.; at 3:05 a.m. Sunday at 16 Newhall St.; at 11:13 a.m. Sunday at 567 Lynnway.


A report of an assault at 1:12 a.m. Sunday on Boston Street.


A report of a gunshot at 6:57 p.m. Friday at Allen Avenue and Cook Street.


A report of an overdose at 6:12 p.m. Saturday at Global Gas Station on Eastern Avenue.


A report of a larceny at 5:52 p.m. Friday at 386 Chestnut St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 9:14 a.m. Saturday at 498 Essex St.


A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:08 p.m. Friday at 711 Boston St.




Justin Arrigo, 38, of 40 Prospect St., Apt. R, was arrested on a warrant at 12:51 p.m. Friday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 9:27 p.m. Friday on School Street.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 11:28 a.m. Saturday at Atlantic Avenue and Chestnut Street. The crash happened on Friday; at 9:23 p.m. Saturday on Pickwick Road.


A report of a knife brought to school at 11:14 a.m. Friday on Village Street. Police were called about a student who brought a knife to school. The incident was on Thursday. An officer spoke with the student’s mother about the seriousness of bringing a knife to school. The child claimed the knife stuck to his backpack and he tried to alert the bus driver, but he was too busy. Once in school, the child put the knife on the floor and pointed it out as if coming across it.

A caller was offended by products at 11:35 a.m. Friday on Atlantic Avenue. The caller said he was in the store browsing with his teenage daughter on Thursday when they came across hand towels with expletives on them. The caller said he was offended and was told by the store owner that they were “humorous” to some customers. The caller wanted to know if it was legal to display the items.

A report of an aggressive lot attendant at 2:34 p.m. Friday on Bessom Street. A caller was upset that she was approached by a very aggressive man who told her she could not park in the lot if she was going to the nail salon. She was parked in the Village Plaza lot. Police tried to explain to her that the lots are private and that’s what the lot attendant was hired to do. The caller asked if the Swampscott Police were OK with the man being aggressive toward people and police reminded her she had called Marblehead Police. She said she couldn’t believe the town of Marblehead supports this behavior.

A caller reported a car loaded with four males was tailgating him on Atlantic Avenue at 3:27 p.m. Friday. The caller said the car was within one inch of his car on Atlantic and that he got out of his car to yell at the kids to back up. At that point, the driver of the other car gunned it around the caller and drove off.

A report of suspicious activity at 8:13 p.m. Friday on Atlantic Avenue. A caller reported while he was in Terry’s Ice Cream, a man wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a Patriots bag walked into the store and didn’t buy anything. When an employee asked the man if he wanted anything, he said he was just curious and left the store. The caller was concerned because of the large amount of young girls in the store due to the man’s suspicious behavior. Police reported the man in question was waiting for his girlfriend.

A report of graffiti on a sign at 8:47 a.m. Saturday at Green and Elm streets. A caller felt that a stop sign at Green and Elm streets defaced by graffiti was hateful. Police sent an email to the Department of Public Works to remove the graffiti.

A woman complained about an Amazon driver at 2:31 p.m. Saturday on Lee Street. The woman said she was in a parking lot on Lee Street when she saw a man on the upper balcony. She said the resident of that unit was out of town and asked the man if he needed help finding something. The man waved her off and said he was delivering for Amazon. She then took her dog to Crocker Park and saw the same car driving. When she stopped the car and told the driver it was not a roadway, the female driver said “Oh, it’s you again. Why don’t you call the police?” and left the area holding her middle finger up in the air. The woman said she had already been in touch with Amazon, but felt they shouldn’t be in town.

A report of a speeding black BMW Coupe at 9:04 p.m. Saturday at Lee and Water streets. A caller reported he was walking his dog when a BMW came speeding down Lee Street and blew through the stop sign, taking a hard right onto Water Street toward the Yacht Club. He said the car nearly ran over him and his dog and was going at least 50 mph.




Austin Paul Boga, 24, of 26 Endicott St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 10:35 a.m. Sunday.

David W. Claffey Jr., 36, of 52 Endicott St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant at 10:04 a.m. Sunday.

Loraine M. Ramsdell, 30, of 120 Foster St., Apt. 1B, was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and battery on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct and threat to commit crime at 10:21 p.m. Friday.


A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 4:53 p.m. Friday on Centennial Drive.

A report of a motor vehicle crash at 6:18 p.m. Friday at 6 Summit St. A car reportedly struck a boulder. Police said the rock may have come from a rock wall. The boulder was moved off the road; at 10:51 a.m. Saturday at 28 Andover St.; at 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Town Variety at 116 Central St.; at 12:29 p.m. Saturday at Peabody District Court on Central Street; at 10:24 a.m. Sunday at 43 Gardner St. and 2 Seneca Road. Francisco Guedes, 47, was summoned for unlicensed operation; at 11:02 a.m. Sunday at Route 128 North and Centennial Drive; at 2:08 p.m. Sunday on Route 95 North.


A suspicious motor vehicle was reported at 7:56 p.m. Friday at 14 Bourbon St. An unoccupied car was in the parking lot by the dumpsters. The driver told police he was waiting for a friend.

Suspicious activity was reported at 1:38 p.m. Saturday at 15 Bourbon St. A neighbor said there was banging in one of the apartments.

A caller reported someone had stolen his carriage while he was away at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at Fairweather Apartments at 20 Central St. The resident said someone had moved his personal shopping cart from outside the building to the inside. No damage was done. An officer advised the resident to keep the cart in his apartment.

The owner of Gaeta’s Auto Service Inc. received information about suspicious activity from an employee at 6:44 p.m. Saturday at 153 Newbury St. The employee said the tip was that someone may be planning to rob one of the Gaeta’s stations on Route 1.

A disturbance was reported at 8:24 p.m. Saturday at 7 MacArthur Circle. A caller said the street was full of cars and a large number of youths had been coming and going from the residence and being too loud. Police reported there was a small group of teenagers, but there were no signs of impairment or drinking. The teens were advised to keep the noise down for the rest of the night.

A suspicious person was reported at 9 a.m. Sunday on Andover Street. The man was seen in the area of Century House walking between cars. An officer found the man and said he was waiting for someone.

A report of suspicious activity at 10:24 a.m. Sunday at 15 Central St. An anonymous caller reported unknown people in the apartment and thought the resident was in the hospital. The caller felt the people may have broken in. There were no signs of forced entry, but the caller said the apartment was known for illegal drug use. An officer checked and said one person in the apartment was known to be staying there and the others appeared to be guests.

A caller requested a well-being check after finding fishing gear, but no fisherman at 12:37 p.m. Sunday at Brown’s Pond on Lynn Street. The caller was concerned the fisherman may have fallen through the ice. Police checked, but were unable to find anyone. The man was found in his house.

A resident reported an unknown backpack that was hanging from the fence at 1:29 p.m. Sunday at 36 Washington St. Police said the bag was empty.


A report of a larceny at 11:39 a.m. Saturday at Jiffy Lube at 230 Andover St. A caller reported an item was taken from her vehicle while it was being serviced. The car owner said $100 and vape cartridges were taken.




A report of a motor vehicle crash at 6:35 p.m. Saturday at 357 Essex St.


A report of a disturbance at 5:16 a.m. Saturday at 74 Buena Vista St.

A report of suspicious activity at 7;27 a.m. Saturday at 128 Windsor Ave.


A report of a larceny at 5:39 p.m. Saturday at Marshalls at 1005 Paradise Road.

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