Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 3-26-19

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.



Luis Alvarez, 34, of 700 Washington St., was arrested and charged with nighttime breaking and entering for a felony at 3:50 a.m. Monday.

Ernis Cruz, of 15 Seaside Terrace, was arrested on a warrant charge of leaving the scene of personal injury at 3:29 p.m. Sunday.

Salvador Montesinos, 27, of 28 Forest St., was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and registration not in possession at 6:54 a.m. Monday.

Felix Nieves-Colon, 19, of 109 Broad St., was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, number plate violation to conceal ID, unregistered motor vehicle and uninsured motor vehicle/trailer at 10:52 p.m. Sunday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 5:07 p.m. Sunday at 159 Essex St.; at 11:23 p.m. Sunday at 3 Myrtle St.  

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Domino’s Pizza at 707 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle crash at 7:32 p.m. Sunday on Commercial Street; at 8:08 p.m. Sunday at Franklin and Laighton streets; at 9:45 a.m. Monday at 1103 Western Ave.; at 9:57 a.m. Monday at Stanwood Street and Western Avenue.


A report of an assault and battery at 5:07 p.m. Sunday on Lewis Street; at 9:43 p.m. Sunday on South Street.

A report of an assault at 5:23 p.m. Sunday on W. Baltimore Street.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 5:12 p.m. Sunday at 42 Joyce St.; at 9:28 a.m. Monday at 8 William St.

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:43 p.m. Sunday at 11 Lewis St.


A report of a gunshot at 7:43 p.m. Sunday on Nahant Street; at 8:18 p.m. Sunday at Goodridge Street and Tracy Avenue.


A report of an overdose at 5:11 p.m. Sunday on Eastern Avenue; at 6:08 a.m. Monday on Chatham Street.


A report of a larceny at 2:44 p.m. Sunday at 579 Boston St.


A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:01 a.m. Monday at 24 Buchanan Circle.



Motor vehicle crash with property damage was reported on Friday at 8:15 a.m. at 100 Walnut and 425 Market streets. Phil’s Towing contacted. Officer took report.

Caller said she was involved in a minor motor vehicle crash at Everett Bank at 771 Salem St. on Saturday at 1:48 p.m. and the other operator refuses to exchange paperwork.


Accidental burglar alarm sounded at 29 Bancroft St. on Friday at 8:24 a.m.

False burglar alarm reported at 5 October Lane on Friday at 9:50 a.m.

Accidental burglar alarm at 2 Ashley Court on Friday at 10:42 a.m. Officer reported a door was open, and he conducted a walk through with homeowner.

Fire alarm company reported food on stove on fire at Windsor Estates at 527 Salem St., Apt. 37 on Saturday at 7:04 a.m. No service necessary.

Burglar alarm sounded at Loft at 300 Market St. on Sunday at 4 a.m. Officer reports building is secure.


Report of a suspicious black pickup parked in the driveway at 8 Winchester Drive on Friday at 4:59 p.m. Officer reports the vehicle may belong to her son’s friend.

Report of threatening phone calls made to 29 Huckleberry Road on Friday at 5:44 p.m. Report taken. Resident called back at 8:15 p.m. to report phone calls are still coming.

Caller from Center Court Grill at 2 Center Court reported vehicles parked outside of parking spots, making it difficult to drive on the road on Saturday at 11:40 a.m. Officer reports the road is passable.

Suspicious persons reported on Tophet Road on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. Caller said two men are going door-to-door saying they are selling cookies. One man described as having dark hair, a gray jacket and jeans. The other is wearing a red and navy blue hat and carrying a clipboard. Officer reports they are getting signatures for Town Meeting.

Malicious destruction of a grave site reported at Forest Hill Cemetery on Forest Hill Avenue on Saturday at 2:51 p.m. Officer reports site does not appear to be vandalized, rather ground has settled due to change of season.

Medical Aid

Request for an ambulance for an elderly woman experiencing chest pain at Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St. on Friday at 8:37 a.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Caller reported her husband fell at 12 Wildewood Drive on Friday at 10:42 a.m. Officer reports no service necessary.

Report of a 45-year-old woman vomiting and experiencing chest pain at 36 Edgemere Road on Friday at 11:06 a.m.

Request for an ambulance at Lahey Health at 1350 Market St. on Friday at 1:50 p.m. for an elderly woman with low oxygen levels. Patient taken to the hospital.

Request for an ambulance at 60 Lynnbrook Road on Friday at 5:23 p.m. Patient taken to North Shore Children’s Hospital.

Detail officer at MarketStreet requested an ambulance for a woman who is ill at the Yard House restaurant at 340 Market St. on Friday at 10:10 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Ambulance needed at 55 Howard Ave. on Saturday at 11:32 a.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Caller from 3 Maiden Lane requested medical aid on Saturday at 9:03 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Daughter reported her 47-year-old mother is passed out from drinking at 13 Horseshoe Drive on Sunday at 12:27 a.m. Patient taken to Union Hospital.

Report of a 1-year-old having a seizure on Fernway on Sunday at 9:31 p.m. Child taken to the hospital.



A report of cemetery gate damage at 11:16 a.m. Sunday on Creesy Street. A caller reported there was damage to the fence of the cemetery on the Elm Street side. Police reported the fence/gate was tipped over, but not damaged. It needed to be resecured.

A report of an attempted grandparent scam at 1:25 p.m. Sunday on High Street. A caller reported someone called her house and attempted to scam her husband. The person told her husband a hard luck story and asked him to send $9,000. The caller recognized it was a scam and confirmed their relatives were fine by checking on them.

A caller reported that while she was parking her van in the Masonic lot, a gray Volkswagen came into the parking lot and parked in a very weird manner that was close to her at 9:07 p.m. Sunday on Pleasant Street. The person reportedly got out of the car, put some trash in a barrel and then proceeded to drive off.

A report of a disturbance at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at Creesy and Green streets. A caller reported there was a man around the cemetery who appeared to be drunk or under the influence of something. He said the man was walking around in a circle and stumbling. Police located the man kneeling down in the park across from the apartments. The man’s wife came to pick him up.

A disturbance was reported at 10:14 p.m. Sunday on Humphrey Street. A caller from the second floor reported the apartment on the first floor was currently vacant and it sounded like the previous renters’ child was in the unit yelling and blaring music. She said she didn’t think anyone should be there. Police reported the person was in the process of moving out. He was clearing out the apartment and was told to turn the music down.


A report of a possible overdose at 6:50 a.m. Monday on Washington Street. A woman reportedly took pills and made suicidal statements. She was taken to Salem Hospital.



A report of a vehicle illegally parked in the area of Tudor Wharf with two people inside at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday. Police report two people were observing the scenery, no unusual activity. They left the area upon request.

A report of downed wires in a driveway on Wilson Road at 3:53 p.m. Thursday.

A resident stopped by the station and asked an officer to look at damage to her vehicle because she believed it was caused by a BB gun at 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Police report the damage appears to be from a large brick or rock, not a BB gun.

A Maple Avenue resident called police to ask them to call her sister to get her computer back as she needs it for an exam at 3:24 p.m. Friday. Police advised her that this is not a police matter and that she should call her father to tell her sister that the computer is hers. Her sister reported she can take the computer but she does not want to see her.

A caller reported a suspicious car occupied by two women in the lot next to the Nahant Golf Club with its hazards on at 11:37 p.m. Friday.



Motor vehicle crash reported on Thursday at 3:58 p.m. at 119 Tremont and 50 Mount Vernon streets. Officer reports no injuries or tows.

A minor hit and run crash in Salem turned into road rage on Thursday at 4:09 p.m. Officer reports the victim was paged at Nordstrom’s at 210 Andover St.

A two-car motor vehicle crash reported at 1 Andover and 1 Pulaski streets. Officers checked the area around Wilson Square and were unable to locate the crash.

Officer reports a single-car crash into a fire hydrant at 105 Winona St. on Friday at 3:17 p.m. The officer believed the accident was weather-related. Operator contacted Gaeta’s Towing. Peabody Fire Department checking the hydrant and they will contact the Water Department.


Road rage incident reported at Shaw’s Supermarket at 210 Andover St. on Thursday at 3:48 p.m. Officer reports the dispute was over a parking space.

Report of a man harassing people as they enter and leave Awaken 180 Weight Loss at 124 Newbury St. on Thursday at 4:12 p.m. He is described as having a black hat, black sweatshirt, blue jeans, and long pulled back hair. Officer reports the man was sent on his way, had been marketing a competing business.

Check fraud reported at Salem Five at 210 Essex St. on Thursday at 4:27 p.m. Officer will document.

Report of a man in a black sweatshirt with red lettering and a large cut on his head walking around peeking into vehicles at Carewell Urgent Care at 229 Andover St. on Thursday at 5:33 p.m. Officers sent the man on his way.

Car reportedly blocking the driveway at 133 Washington St. on Thursday at 8:17 p.m. Officer reports that the vehicle has been moved upon police arrival.

Staff at the 4 Your Convenience at 150 Main St. reports a young man in his early 20s, with short black hair, wearing a gray hoodie, gray Calvin Klein pants with white stripes, and light colored shoes, stole three electronic cigarettes worth $55 on Thursday at 8:58 p.m.

Suicide attempt reported on Littles Lane on Thursday at 9:47 p.m. Officer reports the attempt was made with prescription medications and a note was left. Patient taken to Salem Hospital by Atlantic Ambulance.

Loud music reported on Rodney Road on Thursday at 11:33 p.m. Officer checked the area and there were no signs of a band playing at 3, 4 or 5 Rodney. All were dark and quiet.

Caller reports a street light is tipping over and appears to be falling down at 10 Centennial Drive on Friday at 8:06 p.m. Peabody Municipal Light Plant was notified and they will send someone to check the pole. Utility is disconnecting the pole and taking it down.

Call from 3906 Woodbridge Road about a stranger who rang her doorbell at 2:21 a.m. on Friday. Officer reported nothing found in the area.

Caller reports a piece of steel in the left lane of Route 128 South at Exit 24 on Friday at 8:41 a.m. Massachusetts Highway Department was notified.

An Aborn Street resident reports a maroon van driving through the neighborhood as children are getting on the bus on Friday at 8:48 a.m. and said the van is in the area most days. Officer reports the vehicle was gone upon arrival.

Resident from 72R Central St., Apt. 1 reports the upstairs tenant was in the common hallway and yelling at her through the door on Friday at 9:19 a.m. Officers spoke with both tenants and they were advised to go to Peabody District Court and apply for a harassment order.

Staff from D&D Automotive at 20 Wallis St. reports a catalytic converter was stolen from a customer’s car on Friday at 12:46  p.m. No suspects at this time, business owner will contact the vehicle’s owner.

Injured seagull was taken to the police station on Friday at 1:23 p.m. The animal control officer will bring the animal to Borash Veterinary Clinic.



Bertho C. Etienne, 29, of 45 Hancock St., Apt. 1L, Everett, was arrested on warrant charges.


A report of a motor vehicle accident at Wendell Street and Lincoln Avenue at 9:08 a.m. Friday; at 34 Bristow St. at 2:36 p.m. Friday; at Walnut and Edison streets at 3:53 p.m. Friday; at 426 Broadway at 6:17 p.m. Friday; on 132 Main St. at 8:25 p.m. Friday; at 224 Lincoln Ave. at 8:28 p.m. Friday; at DSW on Broadway at 11:31 a.m. Saturday; at Lincoln and Fairview avenues at 11:42 a.m. Saturday; at Kowloon Restaurant on Broadway at 5:38 p.m. Saturday; at 7-Eleven on Hamilton Street at 8:04 p.m. Saturday; at 56 Main St. at 3:58 a.m. Sunday;

A report of a five-car motor vehicle crash at Petco on Broadway at 3:42 p.m. Saturday.

A report of a four-car motor vehicle accident on Route 1 South near Army Barracks on Broadway at 2:51 p.m. Sunday.


A report of loud music on Newhall Avenue at 4:40 a.m. Friday.

A York Ford employee reported a light pole fell onto an unoccupied car at 9:04 a.m. Friday.

A caller from Kohl’s Department Store on Broadway reported five youths were causing a disturbance in the store and when asked to leave, the two females in the group started smashing products and knocking over displays at 10:46 a.m. Friday.

A caller reported a shopping cart in the roadway near 723 Broadway at 10:40 a.m. Saturday.

A caller reported a man may have been trying to break into her car at 33 Pinehurst Ave. at 12:49 p.m. Saturday.

A report of shopping carts in the roadway south of Eastern Bank near Home Goods on Route 1 South at 5:16 p.m. Saturday.

A caller from Piercing Utopia at the Square One Mall reported a female customer was upset that she was too young to get a piercing and knocked over some store displays at 5:58 p.m. Saturday. When the store manager confronted the teenager, she allegedly assaulted him. The suspect left the scene.

A report of a suspicious motor vehicle parked in front of a vacant home on Main Street at 2:03 a.m. Sunday.

A 4 Ashford St. resident reported a vehicle drove over and damaged her backyard lawn at 11:13 a.m. Sunday.



A report of a motor vehicle crash at 2:46 p.m. Sunday at Mission on the Bay at 141 Humphrey St.


A report of suspicious activity at 8:03 a.m. Sunday at 1 Doherty Circle.


More Stories From Lynn