Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 5-14-19

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.



Johan Acosta, of 32 Nichols St., Haverhill, was arrested on warrant charges of motor vehicle operator refuses to identify self, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield and speeding at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Carissa Brancato was arrested on warrant charges of Class E drug possession at 4:56 p.m. Sunday.

Terrel Payne, 24, of 95 Woodman St., was arrested on warrant charges of firearm use in a felony, assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, carrying a firearm without a license and carrying a loaded firearm weapon at 11:25 a.m. Monday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 6:39 a.m. Monday at South Street and South Street Court; at 8:18 a.m. Monday at 288 Union St.; at 11:34 a.m. Monday at Liberty and Washington streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 9:41 a.m. Monday at Childs and Walnut streets.


A report of an overdose at 2:29 p.m. Sunday on Market Street; at 9:44 p.m. Sunday on Central Avenue.


A report of a robbery at 10:56 p.m. Sunday at 40 Cherry St.

A report of a larceny at 11 a.m. Monday at Gallagher Playground at 25 Hurd St.


A report of vandalism at 11:25 p.m. Sunday at 102 Grove St.

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 9:58 a.m. Monday at 653 Western Ave.



Motor vehicle crash reported on Munroe Street on Friday at 5:23 p.m. Officer reports Essex County Sheriff’s Department is on scene and said it was a road rage incident. Report of a motor vehicle crash into a parked car at 13 Tophet Road on Saturday at 1:11 a.m.

Caller reported a motor vehicle crash with injury on Saturday at 10:52 a.m. at 100 Walnut St. and 425 Market St. Officer reports patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Peabody.

Caller reported a motor vehicle crash with no injuries on Sunday at 5:40 p.m. at Condon Circle. Call handled by the Massachusetts State Police.


Accidental burglar alarm reported on Saturday at 14 Pine St. Officer confirms it was an accident.  

Motion detector sounded a false burglar alarm at 4 Josephs Lane on Saturday at 8:17 p.m. Officer reports all appears to be secure.

Burglar alarm reported at 3 Nottingham Road on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Officer reports all appears to be secure.

Fire alarm sounded at Gaslight at 1100 Market St. on Sunday at 9:51 a.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

Burglar alarm reported at Eastern Bank at 45 Salem St. on Sunday at 10:47 a.m. Offer reports building appears secure.

Burglar alarm reported at the Huckleberry Hill School on Knoll Rad on Sunday at 6:44 p.m. Officer reported an unsecured door, but a check of the interior found everything in order. Custodian notified.

Animal Control

Injured rabbit reported at 618 Summer St. at 1 Thomas Road on Sunday at 7:35 a.m. Message left for animal control officer.


Caller from 20 Cortland Lane reported a group of kids running around the neighborhood and knocking on doors on Friday at 10:01 p.m. Officer unable to locate kids.

Truck driver requested assistance on Friday at 10:18 p.m. at the Center Market at 588 Main St.

Property check requested at the Lynnfield Middle School on Main Street on Saturday at 12:20 a.m.

Caller reported a truck is parked on the sidewalk at 905 Main St. on Saturday at 3:29 p.m. Officer reports vehicle has been moved.

Strong odor of electrical burning in the men’s locker at the Boston Sports Club at 425 Walnut St. on Saturday at 4:27 p.m. Call referred to the Lynnfield Fire Department.

Officer wanted at Panera Bread at 430 Market St. on Saturday at 7:02 p.m. Caller reported as an 18-wheeler left the loading dock, three teenagers jumped in back and rode it through the parking lot to the stop sign and jumped out. Caller was unable to describe the teens but said they were with a girl who was wearing a black cast walking boot. Detail officer at the mall contacted.

Caller from the Mormon Church at 400 Essex St. reported a suspicious man hiding in the bushes and acting strange on Saturday at 9:35 p.m. Officer reports the incident was unfounded.

Caller reported a woman motorist is disabled on Route 1 South on Sunday at 4:09 p.m. Officer unable to locate.

Loud music reported at 231 Salem St. on Sunday at 8:21 p.m. Officers checked area but nothing found.


Request for an ambulance at 38 Phillips Road on Friday at 1:34 p.m. Officer reports patient taken to Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.

Ambulance requested on Saturday at 6:47 p.m. for a person with an altered mental status at 900 Lynnfield St. Patient taken to the hospital.

Whole Foods Market at 100 Market St. requested an ambulance for a 2-year-old having a seizure on Saturday at 6:52 p.m. Child taken to the hospital.

Medical aid requested for a 70-year-old woman not feeling well on Saturday at 8:41 p.m. at 11 Edward Ave. Patient refused assistance.

Man fell at 834 Salem St. on Saturday at 9:39 p.m. and an ambulance was requested. Patient refused assistance and said he was not injured.

Request for an ambulance at Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St., Apt. 208 on Sunday at 10:49 a.m. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

Request for an ambulance at 714 Lowell St. on Sunday at 7:58 p.m. Patient refused assistance.



A report of a motor vehicle crash at 1:01 p.m. Sunday on Franklin Street. A parked car was struck.


A caller reported someone attempted to break into her basement at 2:21 p.m. Sunday on Broughton Road. The caller is preparing to move and the last time she had been in her basement was three weeks ago. She contacted the Housing Authority who told her to call the police.

A report of a suspicious person at 6:58 p.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue. The fire captain told police about a suspicious person who seemed out of sorts behind the firehouse.

A report of kids throwing trash out at 10:08 p.m. Sunday on Richard Road. A caller reported the occupants of a gray sedan were throwing trash out of the window and the car was driving erratically. Police checked the area and didn’t see the car or trash.

A report of a possible intruder at 3:48 a.m. Monday on School Street. A caller reported he woke up to seeing a figure through his window blinds. He said the figure was outside the window on the fire escape on the second floor. Police checked the area and didn’t find anyone.



John W. Roy, 49, of 13 Mason St., was arrested following a disturbance on Friday at 7:09 p.m. and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing after an officer reported a man urinating at East End Veterans Memorial Park at 45 Walnut St.

Lucas Viera, 21, of 21 Warren St., Apt. 2, was arrested following a traffic stop on Friday at 10:57 p.m. at 32 Warren and 18 Crowninshield streets for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, and failure to use headlights.

Matthew P. Flammia, 32, of 1 Atkinson Drive, Apt. 2, was arrested on Friday at 11:39 p.m. following a report of multiple malicious fire alarm box activations on Bartholomew and Lynn streets, and Memorial Drive. He was charged with tampering with a fire alarm box, disturbing the peace, and disorderly conduct.

German Ponce, 47, of 17 Lexington St., East Boston, was arrested following a report of an unwanted guest at Logan Express at 164 Newbury St. on Saturday at 5:52 p.m. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


Aleksander Sheraj, 41, of 10 Abbott St., Apt. 1 Salem, was summoned on Sunday at 11:23 a.m. for violating an abuse prevention order.

Alcinesio Silva, 48, of 6 Stevens St., was summoned following a traffic stop at 20 Perkins St. on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


Hit and run crash reported at Sam’s Food Mart at 474 Lowell St. on Friday at 6:01 p.m. Caller said his vehicle was struck on Lowell Street near City Hall by an older, red Mazda. Operator was threatening when he tried to exchange paperwork. Officer will document.

Motor vehicle crash reported on Saturday at 7:04 a.m. on Route 128. Officer reports no injuries or tows, assisted with paperwork exchange.

Report of a motor vehicle crash at 136 Main and 8 Caller streets on Saturday at 11:25 a.m. Officer reports no injuries or tows. The operator of Massachusetts license plate no. 3537XC was issued a warning for marked lanes violation. Officer will document the crash.

A hit and run crash was reported at the Burlington Coat Factory at 310 Andover St. on Saturday at 3:32 p.m.

Animal Control

Caller from 16 Elmwood Circle reports a loud, barking dog on Friday at 6:21 p.m. Officer reports the owner was going to bring the pet inside but it was still barking when police arrived.

Anonymous caller complaining of dogs barking all day on Marion Road on Saturday at 8:57 p.m. Officer reports the resident returned home and brought the pets inside.


Caller from 16 Manomet Road reports items were taken from her locked garage on Friday at 4:11 p.m. She suspects it was done by her former husband, who may have a key. Officer will document.

Resident of 24 Swampscott Ave. reports he is being harassed by a few youths on Friday at 5:03 p.m. Call disconnected before a description was provided. On call back officer reports there’s no harassment. Kids were bouncing a basketball in the area which bothered the reporting party and his dog. Ball was returned to the kids.

Speedway employee at 545 Lowell St. reports a party in restroom for over 30 minutes and will not come out on Friday at 6:26 p.m. They believe it may be an overdose. Officer reports person was taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

Sergeant reports being flagged down by a family member of a patient who fled Lahey Medical Center on Essex Center Drive on Friday at 8:11 p.m. Officers report she was last seen entering the nearby GPA Superstore but after speaking to staff learned she had left five minutes prior to police arrival. She is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall, wearing a green shirt and black leggings.

Report of four people fighting at Park Place Mobile Home Park next to a silver vehicle at Apt. 43 on Saturday at 7:24 a.m. Reporting party called back to say three of the occupants left the vehicle and the remaining man was walking down Newbury Street toward Lowell Street. Officer reports the matter was a disagreement among friends and is in order.

Northshore Mall security officer Coleman Gallagher reported a past incident involving a mother, daughter and an unknown man who left the area upon being confronted by the mother on Saturday at 2:09 p.m. Officer spoke with the reporting party who chose not to pursue the matter.

Loud noise complaint at 72 Central St. on Sunday at 12:27 a.m. Officer reports party ended for the night.



A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 6:46 p.m. Friday at Saugus High School at 0 Pierce Memorial Drive. A two-car crash was reported. Three people were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

A report of a motor vehicle crash at 7:23 p.m. Friday on Broadway; at 5:56 p.m. Saturday at Applebee’s at 214 Broadway.

A motor vehicle crash with personal injury was reported at 4:41 a.m. Saturday at Home Depot at 564 Broadway. One person was taken to Lahey Clinic and another person was taken to Melrose Wakefield Hospital; at 5:16 p.m. Saturday at Walmart at 770 Broadway; at 10:10 p.m. Saturday on Ballard Street; at 1:14 p.m. Sunday at Animal Medical Center of New England at 365 Essex St.

A scooter into a motor vehicle was reported at 6:03 p.m. Saturday on Linwood Street.


A report of suspicious activity at 4:28 p.m. Saturday at JP Rallo Piano and Organ Lessons at 82 Newhall Ave. A caller reported youths racing motor scooters through the area.

Suspicious activity was reported at 4:09 a.m. Sunday at 19 Milano Drive. A caller reported a group of four males wearing hooded sweatshirts, with one of them carrying a duffle bag, were going through yards in the neighborhood.

A suspicious motor vehicle was reported at 6:06 a.m. Sunday at 2 Lamplighters Way. A caller reported a suspicious SUV parked in the area. An officer reported the SUV checked out and was occupied by a local resident who was smoking a cigarette.


A report of a larceny at 12:47 p.m. Friday at 28 Serino Way. A woman walked into the police station to report she had a delivery to her home. At 9 a.m. that morning, she said two independently contracted men came to her home and delivered a bedroom set which they assembled in her bedroom. A short time after they left, she said she discovered jewelry missing from the top of her dresser.


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