Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 3-13-19

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.



Todd Collier, of 34 Broad St., was arrested on warrant charges of OUI drugs second offense and marked lanes violation at 4:23 p.m. Monday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 5:02 p.m. Monday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 5:24 p.m. Monday at Eastern and Waitt avenues; at 6:14 p.m. Monday at Dartmouth and Lynnfield streets; at 7:54 p.m. Monday at 124 Boston St.; at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday at 37 Oakville St.; at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday at Pickering Middle School at 70 Conomo Ave.  

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 5:18 p.m. Monday at 50 Goodridge St.


A report of an assault and battery at 7:58 a.m. Tuesday on Sheldon Street.


A report of an overdose at 3:40 p.m. Monday on Buffum Street.


A report of motor vehicle theft at 5:05 p.m. Monday at 12 Ward St.

A report of a larceny at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Starbucks at 821 Lynnway.


A report of vandalism at 10:01 p.m. Monday at 711 Boston St.



Motor vehicle crash with property damage at 593 Lowell St. on Monday at 7:07 a.m. Caller reported a pole was struck. Officer stood by for tow truck.


Burglar alarm sounded at 10 Kimberly Terrace on Monday at 8:02 a.m. Officer reports door is unlocked, no access to house, dwelling appears secure.

Fire alarm sounded at Center Village Apartments on Main Street, Apt. 33 on Monday at 4:46 p.m. Food on stove.

Fire alarm for food on stove reported at 31 Cortland Lane on Monday at 7:12 p.m.

Accidental burglar alarm at Lynnfield Middle School at 505 Main St. on Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. Officer reports school is secure.


Officer reports vehicle with Massachusetts plate no. 7LR666 was stolen in Wakefield on Monday at 8:33 a.m. Vehicle found on Alexandra Road and Gaeta’s Towing contacted.

Caller from 375 North Broadway, Apt. 201 reported a disturbance by a neighbor on Tuesday at 3 a.m. Officer spoke with resident.

Medical Aid

Lift assist at 972 Main St. on Monday at 8:42 a.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

Lahey Clinic at 1350 Market St. requested an ambulance on Monday at 10:22 a.m. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington.

Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St. requested an ambulance on Monday at 2:19 p.m. Patient taken to Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

Medical aid requested for a person with chest pain from Lahey Clinic at 1350 Market St. on Monday at 5:44 p.m. Patient taken to Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.



A walk-in reported at 8:42 a.m. on Monday that a Jeep has been parked in the wrong direction on Gregory Street for two days. Responding officers tagged the vehicle.

A caller reported they received an IRS scam call at 10:46 a.m. on Monday. Responding officers reported it was a call from Social Security, not the IRS.

A caller reported at 11:07 a.m. on Monday that she received a scam email demanding she send money to a Bitcoin account otherwise the scammer would expose her husband.

At 12:47 p.m. on Monday, Electric Light called over the radio to make the police department aware there was a power outage on Foster Street and the surrounding streets on the neck. They stated they were unsure how long it would be and they were working on it.

A caller reported at 2:22 p.m. on Monday that she was currently out of town at an appointment and noticed that her car was vandalized. She stated there were long scratches on it.

A walk-in reported at 2:49 p.m. on Monday that five years ago there was a spill and now people are getting cancer. She stated that she believes that it’s coming from the ground and also air particles and that she previously reported it to government officials but they kept it “hush-hush.” She also stated you can see it better in the dark and it gets on your skin. She stated five years ago she reported it to the Board of Health and they did nothing.

A caller reported she was upset about the officer who attempted to put a ticket on a truck that was delivering cabinets to her business at Atlantic Avenue and Chestnut Street at 6:22 p.m. on Monday. She stated the truck was parked on a crosswalk due to the amount of snow. She stated she wasn’t happy with how the officer asked her not to have the truck in the crosswalk.

A caller reported she heard footsteps in her Carold Road home at 10:33 p.m. on Monday. She stated she was unsure of where the noise was coming from but it may be an animal. Her husband was also on scene holding a bat and the two children were asleep. She was advised to keep her husband in the bedroom and have him put the bat down so one of the officers didn’t get hit. Responding officers checked the premises and all was clear.

A caller reported loud music on State Street at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday. Responding officers found a neighbor fell asleep with the radio on.



Rosa Perez, 38, of 4 Buxton St., was summoned on Monday at 12:54 p.m. for operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle and attaching plates. The officer took possession of the plates and the vehicle was left in the parking space in the Nordstrom’s parking lot.


Motor vehicle crash reported on Monday at 6:23 a.m. at 220 Lowell St. at 2 Forest St. Caller reported car on the side of the road with damage to bushes and possible property damage.

Caller reports a vehicle slid on the ice and struck two parked vehicles at 127 Lake St. on Monday at 6:26 a.m. Two vehicles were towed by 4-Star Towing. No injuries.

Motor vehicle crash into a pole on Allens Lane on Monday at 6:44 a.m. The operator contacted AAA to tow the vehicle. The officer will stay with a disabled vehicle.

Motor vehicle crash into a pole reported on Monday at 6:59 a.m. at 2 Roosevelt Ave. at 681 Lowell St. Officer reports minor damage to Verizon pole. AAA will tow the vehicle.

Truck off the road reported at 17 Russell St. on Monday at 7:12 a.m. Officer reports no damage or injuries.


Caller from 15 Bourbon St. reports a bang in unit 71 on Sunday at 7:36 p.m. Officer reports the parties in Apt. 71 were sleeping.

Woman came into the police station and requested an officer to preserve the peace at 17B County St. to retrieve an item from her ex-boyfriend on Sunday at 8:59 p.m. Officer assisted.

Caller from 766 Lowell St. reports her son and his girlfriend were possibly overdosing, but are now argumentative and yelling on Sunday at 10:27 p.m. Officers report there was no overdose, both parties refused to go to the hospital after being evaluated by EMS.

Loud noise reported coming from 2233 Avalon Drive on Monday at midnight. Officer reports the residents had just moved in and they were getting situated. They will keep the noise down.

Report of a person who walked in the backyard at 61 Fulton St. on Monday at 12:56 and tried the back door. Officer checked the area and found nothing. Officer spoke to reporting party on Tracey Street and reports it was a misunderstanding.

Loud music reported at 7 Drake Way on Monday at 1:06 a.m. Officer reports no music heard.

Suspicious motor vehicle at Tannery II at 12 Crowninshield St. on Monday at 7:29 a.m. Maintenance worker for the complex said man asleep at the wheel. Officer reports man misplaced his apartment key and all is OK.

Theft of 10 cellphones reported at T-Mobile kiosk at 210 Andover St. on Monday at 8:54 a.m. Officer will document.

Resident from 155 Russell St. reported damage to his fence by the city’s sidewalk plow on Monday at 8:55 a.m. Officer reports opening for services.

An employee at Fairweather Apartments at 20 Central St. reported a broken window in the community room on Monday at 9:54 a.m. Officer will document. Caller reports his son and another driver were arguing in front of 112 Birch St. on Monday at 3 p.m. Officer will document the incident.



A report of a motor vehicle crash at Town Hall, 22 Monument Ave., at 10:42 a.m. on Monday; at 200 Essex St. at 2:11 p.m. on Monday.


A report of hazardous conditions at Swampscott Avenue and Walker Road at 8:04 a.m. on Monday.


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