Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 3-22-19

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.



Roger Couture, 33, of 18 Williams St., Andover, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession subsequent offense and on warrant charges of four counts of uttering a false check, four counts of forgery of a check, larceny by check, larceny, larceny from building, larceny by single scheme, two counts of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of leaving the scene of property damage, Class C drug distribution, Class B drug possession, drug possession with intent to distribute, OUI drugs, and operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked license as a habitual traffic offender at 7:11 p.m. Wednesday.

Shannon Ferris, of 26 Reservoir Ave., Revere, was arrested on warrant charges of receiving stolen property, larceny, forgery of check and uttering a false instrument at 4:19 p.m. Wednesday.

Jose Gonzalez, 45, of 550 Walnut St., was arrested and charged with Class A drug trafficking 200-plus grams at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.   


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday at 1067 Western Ave.; at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday at 664 Western Ave.; at 12:06 a.m. Thursday at Franklin Street and Western Avenue; at 1:32 a.m. Thursday at 364 Lynnfield St.; at 6:38 a.m. Thursday on Acorn Street; at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at 114 Rockaway St.; at 10:37 a.m. Thursday at South Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin and Hanover streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash on Wyman Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 12:08 p.m. Thursday at 11 James St.


A report of a larceny at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 116 Lewis St.; at 11:57 a.m. Thursday at 209 Lynn Shore Drive; at 12:33 p.m. Thursday at 700 Washington St.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 8:51 a.m. Thursday at Brookline and Chatham streets.

A report of a robbery at 10:33 a.m. Thursday on N. Franklin Street.



Fire reported at 4 Reedy Road on Wednesday at 8:20 a.m. Call referred to the Lynnfield Fire Department.

Accidental remote control panic alarm sounded at 1 Williams Road on Wednesday at 9:14 a.m.

False burglar alarm reported from Lynnfield High School at 275 Essex St., Apt. 253 on Thursday at 3:28 a.m. Officer reports all appears to be in order.

Life Alert call from 375 North Broadway, Apt. 1-105 on Thursday at 4:52 a.m.


Caller reported trash fell from truck at 555 Lowell St. at 1 North Hill Drive on Wednesday at 9:11 a.m. The Department of Public Works was contacted and are en route.

Officer requested at 2 Pine St. because caller said she came home and found her door open on Wednesday at 2:22 p.m. Officer reports no break in, wind blew door open.

Shoplifting reported at Gymboree at 405 Market St. on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Officer took report.

Resident of 2 Priscilla Road came to the police station to report a suspicious telephone call on Wednesday at 6:34 p.m. Officer will report the incident to the Social Security Administration.

Wakefield Police Department requested check for vehicle with Massachusetts license plate no. 5HB665 that is suspected of striking a telephone pole and leaving the scene on Wednesday at 5:04 a.m. Lynnfeld officer could not locate vehicle.

Report of a dead deer on the front lawn at 323 Main St. on Wednesday at 12:33 p.m. Animal control officer contacted.

Medical Aid

Well-being check requested for a resident at 16 Pinecrest Ave. on Wednesday at 11:14 a.m. Party is not home. Officer spoke with neighbors who said the man fell a few days ago and she checks on him regularly and will continue to do so.

Caller from Our Lady of the Assumption at 758 Salem St. reports a person fell in the parking lot on Wednesday at 1:18 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Ambulance requested at 36 Homestead Road on Wednesday at 3:50 p.m. Patient taken to Winchester Hospital.

Medical aid requested at the Lynnfield Middle School at 505 Main St. on Wednesday at 3:54 p.m. Patient taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ambulance requested on Wednesday at 4:37 p.m. at 408 Essex Village. Patient taken to Salem Hospital.

Medical assistance requested at 19 Fernway on Wednesday at 5:36 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Request for medical assistance at 1402 Essex Village on Wednesday at 5:54 p.m. Patient taken to Salem Hospital.



A caller reported at 9:43 a.m. on Wednesday that he received a call from a man identifying himself as Dan Carter. He stated the man said he was soliciting for the police department.

A caller reported he was behind a motor vehicle being operated by an elderly male at Lafayette and Maple streets at 12:37 p.m. on Wednesday. He stated the driver was operating erratically and that at the traffic light, he rolled forward and tapped bumpers with the car ahead of it. Responding officers were unable to locate the described elderly male.

A caller reported a disturbance on Creesy Street at 4:17 p.m. on Wednesday. They stated they heard a neighbor yelling that she did not want to be there. Responding officers spoke with both parties.

A caller reported at 5:28 p.m. on Wednesday that the sidewalk on Mohawk Road was broken. They stated there were chunks of the sidewalk in the middle of the road.

A caller reported at 9:33 p.m. on Wednesday that, for the past few nights, a male party has been calling her nonstop and asking, “Why do you keep calling me?” She stated the party calls her from various different numbers multiple times a night.



Jeremy A. Marchand, 30, of 39 Beaver St., Salem, was served a warrant with the Massachusetts State Police on Wednesday at 6:50 a.m. at McDonald’s Restaurant at 133 Main St. Officer reports arrangement being made to remove vehicle.

Albert J. Luise, 56, of 1408 Eastern Ave., Malden, surrendered to the Peabody Police Department for an outstanding warrant on Wednesday at 10:07 a.m.

Ryan James Runyan, 24, of 212 Ames Hill Drive, Tewksbury, was arrested on three outstanding warrants on Wednesday at 11:43 a.m. and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlicensed operation of an uninsured motor vehicle, operating with a suspended registration, and a number plate violation.


Caroline Ramos Rocha, 34, of 14 Heritage Drive, Salem, was summoned following a motor vehicle stop at McDonald’s Restaurant at 133 Main St. on Tuesday at 3:11 p.m. for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Vehicle was towed by Phil’s Towing.

Cindy J. Fish, 54, of 10 Water St., Apt. 7, Danvers, was summoned following a report of a forged check on Tuesday at 4:34 p.m.


Report of a motor vehicle crash reported on Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. at Route 128 and Centennial Drive. No injuries, no tows needed.


Officer requested for a preserve peace while a defendant in a restraining order case collects his belongings at 7 Cobb Ave. on Tuesday at 4:21 p.m. The plaintiff has approved the visit for the defendant to pick up his things.

Caller from the Peabody Dog Park on Perkins Street reported an intoxicated man causing a commotion on Tuesday at 5:44 p.m. Officer reports party checked out fine and he is leaving with his dog.

Report of a burglary in progress at 110 Washington St. on Tuesday at 9:48 p.m. Officer reports K-9 en route and perimeter established. Suspect described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, with short brown hair, glasses and a plaid jacket, last seen traveling toward Foster Street. Suspect may have victim’s purse and assorted items. Officers checking local bars. Two officers at 135 Washington St. on follow up.

Well-being check requested at 7-Eleven at 100 Lynn St. for the female operator of a motor vehicle on Tuesday at 11:44 p.m. who appears to be under the influence and left her child in the store’s parking lot while going into the shop. Officer reports friend will take possession of the motor vehicle. Officer will document.

Complaint from a Spring Street resident about a fence company doing work before 7 a.m. on Wednesday at 5:57 a.m. Officer reports a New York company was dropping off two pallets of fencing materials.

Motor vehicle was keyed while parked in the driveway at 30 North Central St., Apt. 2 on Wednesday at 1:17 p.m., no suspects.

Suicide attempt reported on Lowell Street on Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. Caller reports a 38-year-old woman is locked in a vehicle and appears to be drinking antifreeze or windshield fluid and refusing to open the door. Officer reports woman taken to Salem Hospital.

Stolen lawn mower reported from 44 Vernon St. on Wednesday at 2:38 p.m.

Breaking and entering reported on Wednesday at 2:41 p.m. at the Peabody House at 18 Walnut St., Apt. 308 and $300 worth of personal items were taken from unlocked vehicle. Officer will document.

Recovered stolen license plate found on Summit Street on Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. Owner contacted and will come to the station to collect.


Report of a person passed out behind a desk at Barton & Associates at 300 Jubilee Drive, Apt. 2. Officer confirmed overdose and patient taken to Salem Hospital on Wednesday at 8:21 a.m.



Christopher Fontina, 39, of 13 Stocker St., Saugus, was arrested on warrant charges.


A report of a motor vehicle accident at Rite Aid on Broadway at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday; at 190 Main St. at 5 p.m. Wednesday; at 1093 Broadway at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday; on Hamilton Street at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday.

A report of a three-car motor vehicle crash involving Ladder 1 at 28 Central St. at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday. One person was cited for the Move Over Law.


A caller on Dustin Street reported a suspicious vehicle that he had already reported is back in front of his home at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday.

A caller reported a cat was struck by a vehicle on Adams Avenue at 8:02 a.m. Wednesday.

A caller reported a large amount of trash in the roadway on Winter Street at 11:36 a.m. Wednesday.

A Saugus Avenue resident reported an unknown man came into her home claiming he was there to fix her alarm system at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday. When she called her alarm company, Protection One, they told her they did not send a technician to her home. The man, described as wearing sunglasses and a black jacket, left in a black sedan with out-of-state plates. She was waiting for her son’s arrival to pull surveillance video for further information.

A report of a deceased animal in the middle lane in front of the business at Kelly’s Roast Beef at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday.


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