Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 3-16-19

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 was arrested on a warrant charge of failure to attend jury duty at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Dylan Danko, 32, of 33 Cottage Ave., Winthrop, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and license not in possession at 2:31 a.m. on Friday.

James Politano, of 121 North Common St., was arrested on a warrant charge of possession of a Class A drug at 3:18 a.m. on Friday.

David Polito, of 100 Willow St., was arrested on warrant charges of larceny under $1,200, forgery of document, possession of a Class E drug, miscellaneous municipal ordinance, larceny from a building, breaking and entering nighttime for felony, receiving stolen property under $1,200, and possession of a burglarious instrument at 12:31 p.m. on Friday. Polito was also charged with possession of a Class B drug and possession of a Class E drug.

Brad Scuzzarella, 22, of 7 Everett St., was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and leaving the scene of personal injury at 12:37 a.m. on Friday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 72 Warren St. at 2:07 p.m. on Thursday; at Boston and Franklin streets at 3:24 p.m. on Thursday; on South Common Street at 8:55 p.m. on Thursday; at 40 Rockaway St. at 9:51 p.m. on Thursday; at 421 Essex St. at 10:21 p.m. on Thursday; at Magrane Square at 10:32 p.m. on Thursday; at 421 Essex St. at 10:34 p.m. on Thursday; at 34 Western Ave. at 11:48 p.m. on Thursday; at 199 Lewis St. at 1:21 a.m. on Friday; at Curwin Circle and Holyoke Road at 7:44 a.m. on Friday.

A report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash at 201 Boston St. at 10:38 p.m. on Thursday; at 91 Oakville St. at 10:55 a.m. on Friday.


A report of an unwelcome guest at 41 Light St. at 1:38 p.m. on Thursday; at 75 Light St. at 7:29 a.m. on Friday; at Market Basket, 40 Federal St., at 8:23 a.m. on Friday.

A report of a prowler at 18 Holly Ave. at 4:17 a.m. on Friday.


A report of a possible overdose on North Common Street at 12:14 a.m. on Friday.


A report of a larceny at 101 Lawton Ave. at 1:59 p.m. on Thursday; at 78 Central Ave. at 3:17 p.m. on Thursday.


A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 129 Empire St. at 8:04 a.m. on Friday.



Caller reports he struck a parked car at Whole Foods at 100 Market St. on Thursday at 1:33 p.m. Officer reports vehicle sustained minor damage and operator will wait for the owner of the car.

Animal Control

Report of an English bulldog wandering near traffic in front of 597 North Broadway on Thursday at 5:01 p.m. Animal control officer contacted.

Message from 500 Chestnut St. for the animal control officer about a deer strike on Friday at 1:05 a.m. requesting the town retrieve the animal from the side of the road.


Fire alarm sounded at 223 Salem St. on Thursday at 2:36 p.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.


Caller reported she needs assistance with her wheelchair at Dunkin’ Donuts at 7 Post Office Square on Thursday at 2:05 p.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

Lynnfield Fire Department requests an officer to respond to an issue with a pedestrian at JP Licks at 800 Market St. on Thursday at 3:02 p.m. Officer reported the person was unhappy with the speed of the town’s Fire Department.

Suspicious couple reported walking around the Heritage Woods Condominiums at 900 Lynnfield St. On Thursday at 4:54 p.m. and appear to be checking doors. One person wearing a blue jacket, but no further description.

Drug paraphernalia found at the Lutheran Church at 708 Lowell St. on Thursday at 6:46 p.m. Officer reported materials were collected for disposal.

Medical Aid

Ambulance requested on Thursday at 4:42 p.m. at 5 Pizzuti Way. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington.

Request for assistance by Lahey Health at 1350 Market St. on Thursday at 6:32 p.m. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

Medical aid requested and refused on Thursday at 6:47 p.m. at 500 Ross Drive.

Well-being check requested from the Whole Foods Market at 100 Market St. on Thursday at 8 p.m.



A caller reported that a car was sticking out on Bessom Street at 8:20 a.m. on Thursday and it made the road too narrow. Responding officers located the owner and the car was moved.

A caller reported a grandparent scam call at 10:24 a.m. on Thursday. They stated they caught on to the scam and did not agree to any requests of the scammer.

A caller reported that two unlocked motor vehicles were entered overnight on Oak Street sometime between 9 p.m. Thursday and 4:30 a.m. Friday. They stated $5 in loose change and a knife, used as a firefighter’s tool to cut seatbelts and break windows, were stolen.

A walk-in reported at 3:07 p.m. on Thursday that they saw two males in the Clifton area wearing black sweatshirts. She stated she thought it was odd they took several laps around the neighborhood and each time she passed them, they appeared to be coming from a house with no flyers in their hands. She stated she took a photo of one of the men and they looked like they could be brothers. At 3:22 p.m., a second complaint came in from a caller. Responding officers were unable to locate the men.

A caller reported a possible impaired operator at Pleasant and Village streets at 4:43 p.m. on Thursday. Responding officers were unable to locate.



Joseph Brennan, 61, homeless, was arrested on Wednesday at 4:32 at St. John’s Church at 17 Chestnut St. for disorderly conduct and  threats to kill.

Joseph Brennan, 61, homeless, was arrested on Thursday at 2:15 p.m. on a warrant at Haven for Hunger at 71 Wallis St. and charged with assault and battery on a disabled person over 60, and disorderly conduct.

Ronald Bruce, 58, homeless, was arrested on Thursday at 3:21 p.m. on a warrant and charged with assault and battery on a disabled person over 60, and disorderly conduct.


Gail D. Espinola, 44, of 10 Hollingsworth St., Lynn, was summoned following a motor vehicle stop at Route 128 and Andover Street on Thursday at 9:31 a.m. and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


Motor vehicle struck a deer that took off into the woods at 392 Lowell St. on Thursday at 5:56 a.m. Officer will document.

Motor vehicle crash reported at the American Red Cross at 85 Lowell St. on Thursday at 7:40 a.m. Operator evaluated by Atlantic Ambulance and refused medical attention. Vehicles towed by Mallias Towing.


Tree down on the wires reported at 665 Lowell St. Peabody Fire Department, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, and the Tree Department contacted on Wednesday at 4:14 p.m.

Parking complaint of a Honda van parked in the handicapped spot of Bank of America at 150 Main St. with Massachusetts license plate no. 7lW219 on Wednesday at 5:27 p.m. Officer reports owner moved the vehicle.

Clerk at 7-Eleven on 115 Main St. assisting an elderly party who is being scammed by trying to buy $2,000 in gift cards on Wednesday at 6:56 p.m. Officer spoke to the parties. No further information.

Caller from 13 Colonial Road reported Philippines-based Card Services Co. has ghosted her phone number to show as the caller ID on Wednesday at 6:08 pm., but she has no affiliation with the company.

Report of a steak knife on the sidewalk by the pole near his property on Lowell Street on Wednesday at 6:46 p.m. and wants assistance with proper disposal as he does not know where it came from. Officer took possession of the small kitchen knife.

Employee of South Bay Community Service reports a juvenile ran from their therapy group to the Macy’s store at the Northshore Mall on Wednesday at 7:02 p.m. Child is 10 to 11 years old with black hair, wearing black shirt and jeans. Officer reports mall security notified, mother on scene. Juvenile was located and left in the custody of his mother.

Salem Police Department looking to speak with the owner of Massachusetts license no. 1GK111 from 240 Lowell St. who was allegedly involved in a hit and run in Salem on Wednesday at 8:58 p.m. Officers checked the residence, vehicle is not on the property at this time. Vehicle has returned and a Salem police officer is on scene.

Report of two men possibly looking into cars walking on Driscoll Street toward Tremont on Thursday at 5:09 a.m. Officer reports area checked out.

Report of an 8-year-old from 250 Washington St. refusing to go to school on Thursday at 7:34 a.m. Officer reports child agreed to go to school.

Report of a be-on-the-lookout for an erratic operator of a motor vehicle with Massachusetts license plate no. 6NP863 headed outbound on Lynn Street on Thursday at 2:51 p.m.

Anonymous caller said that he witnessed a man at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday at 2:15 enter the Bank of America ATM wearing a gray hoodie and a face mask. Suspicious party is operating a blue 2010 350e Mercedes. Officer dispatched to check for the vehicle and the ATM and all is OK.



A report of a motor vehicle accident at 47 Lincoln Ave. at 8:22 a.m. Thursday; at J. Pace and Sons on Main Street at 7:05 p.m. Thursday.


A caller from Jimmy’s Steer House on Broadway reports receiving a slip with the words “help me” written on it by a female at 9:14 p.m. Thursday. The caller reported the woman was with a man, who she left with about 25 minutes ago. Police located a man from Lynnfield who met the description. Police spoke to both parties, and the female said she was not in need of services. The man reportedly wrote the words as a prank and will be summoned for disorderly conduct.


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