Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 5-18-19

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.



Richard Brown, 40, of 32 Magnolia Ave., was charged with trafficking more than 18 grams of cocaine, unlawful possession of ammo with no FID card, possession of a firearm with no FID card, unlawful and improper storage of a firearm, and firearm use in felony at 8:16 a.m. Friday.

Isaiah Gonzalez, 22, of 265 Euclid Ave., was arrested and charged with assault and battery in the presence of a police officer at 7:22 p.m. on Thursday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at Holyoke and Myrtle streets at 8:09 p.m. on Thursday; at Light and Summer streets at 10:32 p.m. on Thursday; at 151 Lynnfield St. at 8:22 a.m. on Friday.


A report of a fight at 180 Boston St. at 4:29 p.m. on Thursday; at 152 Chestnut St. at 7:07 p.m. on Thursday.

A report of an unwelcome guest at 46 State St. at 7:07 p.m. on Thursday; at 66 Bassett St. at 11:01 p.m. on Thursday.


A report of an overdose on Newhall Street at 4 p.m. on Thursday; on West Green Street at 7:47 p.m. on Thursday.


A report of a larceny at CVS Pharmacy, 200 South Common St., at 5:02 p.m. on Thursday; at 269 Union St. at 5:48 p.m. on Thursday; at 316 Essex St. at 7:35 p.m. on Thursday; at 7 Harvest St. at 1:08 p.m. on Friday.


A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 38 Jackson St. at 3:56 p.m. on Thursday; at Joyce and Union streets at 1:46 a.m. on Friday.



A 15-year-old was arrested on Thursday at 8 a.m. at 12 Witham St. and charged with criminal harassment and making annoying telephone calls.


Burglar alarm sounded at 200 Chestnut St. on Thursday at 5:42 a.m. Officer spoke with resident and it was accidental.

Fire alarm sounded at 56 Center Village on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. Lynnfield Fire Department reports it was a stove fire.

A 911 hangup call received from 704 Essex Village on Thursday at 8:33 p.m.

Animal Control

Report of two dogs running loose on Main Street on Thursday at 10:53 a.m. Animal control officer notified.


Caller reports the operator of a vehicle with Massachusetts license plate no. 5411CW was driving erratically on Route 128 South on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Reporting party followed her into the parking lot. Caller wanted log entry.

Woman came to the police station to report the operator of a motor vehicle with Massachusetts license plate no. P36976 struck her parked vehicle on Thursday at 10:35 a.m. at Post Office Square on Salem Street. She reported the driver seemed to be “out of it.”

Resident of 59 Lynnbrook Road came into the station to report a property line dispute with his neighbor on Thursday at 1:34 p.m.  

Librarian from Elizabeth Green Library requested an officer on Thursday at 4:20 p.m. Officer returned a party home to Center Village and spoke with the family.

Resident of Freeman Street reported a party pulled onto the street and is dumping trash from their motor vehicle on Thursday at 5:25 p.m. Officer reports operator was cleaning vehicle, no dumping found.

Perry Street resident reports vehicles parked on both sides of the road on Thursday at 6:22 p.m. Vehicles appear to be from a function at Lynnfield Middle School. Officer reports school will attempt to notify owners to move their vehicles.

Custodian at Lynnfield High School at 275 Essex St. reported tables and chairs were taken out of the building by students on Thursday at 9:33 p.m. Officer reports it was a senior prank gone wrong.


Caller from 73 Carter Road reports an elderly woman fell and hurt her leg on Thursday at 7:34 a.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Medical rescue requested at Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St. on Thursday at 12:08 p.m. Patient taken to Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.

Request for an ambulance at 6 Kimball Lane on Thursday at 12:49 p.m. Patient taken to Salem Hospital. Officer reports no injuries. Lynnfield Fire Department reports patient refused assistance.

Resident of 19 Nottingham Road requested assistance getting into the home on Thursday at 1:45 p.m. Lynnfield Fire Department handled.

Ambulance required Thursday at 4:23 p.m. at 46 Oakridge Terrace. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

Ambulance requested at 7 Stafford Road on Friday at 3:30 a.m.



Erika Yvonne Leibowitz, 25, of 16 Dow St., Salem, was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A drug at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.


A caller reported their motor vehicle was hit at 2 p.m. on Thursday while it was parked on Hazel Court.


A walk-in reported at 11:43 a.m. on Thursday that they needed help getting handcuffs taken off. The cuffs were rusted shut so he was advised to go to the emergency room.

A caller reported at 11:51 a.m. on Thursday that he and his wife have been getting calls from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.

A caller reported at 1:56 p.m. on Thursday that a woman came into a store on Atlantic Avenue and tried to use a fake $100 bill. Responding officers called around to other shops on the street and took the woman into custody at 2:30 p.m.

While on detail, an officer reported a female on a bike struck a vehicle and caused damage at Pleasant and Watson streets at 3:59 p.m. on Thursday.

A caller reported he came home to Casino Road at 7:33 p.m. on Thursday and found a rock was thrown at one of his front windows.


A report of a possible overdose on Elm Street at 7:07 p.m. on Thursday.



Tanya M. Kravchuk, 39, of 17 Sewall St., was arrested on a warrant from Peabody District Court on Thursday at 9:57 a.m. She was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and violating miscellaneous motor vehicle ordinances.


Hit and run crash reported on Wednesday at 3:55 p.m. at 22 Oak Ave. Caller reports a white tractor trailer damaged his $200 mailbox and refuses to exchange information. The truck is trying to back down the street. Officer will document.

Third party report of a motor vehicle accident at 147 Summit St. on Wednesday at 5:54 p.m. Caller said a dump truck dumped the load on a car. Officer reports no injuries, no tows and assisted with paperwork exchange.

Motor vehicle crash reported with unknown injuries on Wednesday at 8:54 p.m. at Don’s Power Equipment at 29 Newbury St. Massachusetts State Police contacted.

Report of a motor vehicle crash at 85 Tremont St. on Thursday at 7:55 a.m. Officer checked and found nothing.

Report of a motor vehicle crash on Thursday at 2:59 p.m. at 92 Walnut and 2 Mount Vernon streets. Officer reports no injuries or tows.


Caller reports a wire down at 45 Bartholomew St. on Wednesday at 3:02 p.m. Peabody Fire Department was notified.

Owner of Caribe Restaurant at 80 Walnut St. requested an officer to check on a vehicle that has been parked in the 15 minute parking area since last night. Officer arrived and spoke to the owner who said the vehicle is gone. She was advised to contact Sgt. Harkins about the ongoing issue.

Caller reports a missing manhole cover on Wednesday at 3:51 p.m. at 44 Oak and 47 Washington streets. The Department of Public Works was notified.

Caller from 38 Sabino Farm Road said she may have accidentally cut a propane line while mowing her lawn and there’s a strong gas odor on Wednesday at 4:43 p.m. Peabody Fire Department responded.  

Resident of 142 Washington St. requests to speak with an officer about an issue on his property on Wednesday at 7:29 p.m. Officer reports the unwanted parties were issued written no trespass notices. One party was taken to downtown by an officer. One of the men was given permission by the homeowner to return on Thursday with a police escort to retrieve his property.

Caller from 8 Bay State Boulevard reported she and her husband were victims of a computer scam on Wednesday at 7:51 p.m. Officer will document.

Landlord at 10 Holten St., Apt. 8 requested assistance to disperse a gathering on Wednesday at 8:37 p.m. Officer reports two parties sent on their way.

Report of an unoccupied motor vehicle with the passenger door open parked in the middle of the street at 91 Lynn and 2 County streets on Thursday at 3:27 a.m. Officer reports the vehicle was gone upon arrival.

Retired police officer called in a gas leak on Thursday at 10:24 a.m. on Tremont Street. National Grid contacted and will be on scene in an hour.

Manager at Federal Express at 4 Lakeland Park Drive reported a package containing $20,000 is being held, reportedly from a Texas bank. FedEx security advised local police be contacted on Thursday at 10:36 a.m. Officer said FedEx will hold onto the package and will work with the bank to return the money to its owner.

Medical Aid

Possible overdose reported at 72 Lowell St. on Thursday at 12:22 a.m. Officer reports party is conscious and alert. Patient taken to Salem Hospital.

Caller from 5 Earley Road reports his daughter intentionally took a large amount of pills on Thursday at 1:06 a.m. Patient taken to Beverly Hospital.

Lahey Medical Center Security at 1 Essex Center Drive reported a guest refuses to leave on Thursday at 12:22 p.m. Officer reports the woman left prior to police arrival.

Caller from 6 Essex Center Drive said there’s an intoxicated woman wrapped in a blanket stumbling around the parking lot on Thursday at 12:33 p.m. Officer found her with vehicle at 8 Essex Center Drive. She was checked by Atlantic Ambulance EMTs and refused further medical treatment. Officer will take her home to 49 Fulton St., Apt. 1 and the sergeant will be following him.



A 911 call for a motor vehicle crash on Thursday at 7:21 a.m. at Willis and Winter streets. One operator taken to Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.

OnStar reports a minor motor vehicle crash on Thursday at 2:33 p.m. One operator will be released to her father after being tended to at the scene by EMS.

A 911 call for a two-car motor vehicle crash with possible injury on Thursday at 3:07 p.m. at J. Pace & Sons at 190 Main St. Patient taken to Melrose/Wakefield Hospital.

Animal Control

Woman from 30 Hamilton St., Apt. 27 called on Thursday at 6:09 p.m. to report she cannot find her cat. Caller seemed very confused and disoriented. Officer spoke to her and she seems to be of sound mind but very upset the cat is missing. She was told to contact animal control officer in the morning.


Caller requested a well-being check on Karen Meltz on Thursday at 12:35 a.m. who she believes is not of sound mind and usually frequents the Walgreen’s lot in her vehicle, a beige colored sedan. Officer report the vehicle is not at the lot at this time.

Resident of 846 Broadway called to complain about construction in the area near Walmart on Thursday at 1:09 a.m. Officer spoke with the foreman on site and he was advised to shut the work down for the night.

Staff at Saugus Rehabilitation & Nursing at 266 Lincoln Ave. reports a disturbance between two residents on Thursday at 10:58 a.m. Officer reports the facility will handle the matter internally.

Caller reports low-hanging wire on Thursday at 5:19 p.m. at 10 Kent St. Officer on scene investigating, nothing showing.

Officer later requested Verizon be notified for wires on pole 88. Wires have been secured.



A report of suspicious activity at 211 Essex St. at 10:58 a.m. on Thursday; on Duncan Terrace at 6:43 p.m. on Thursday; at Marshalls, 1005 Paradise Road, at 8:12 p.m. on Thursday; at 531 Humphrey St. at 10:39 p.m. on Thursday.

A report of threats made at 33 Cherry St. at 6:40 p.m. on Thursday.

A report of a noise complaint at Eastman and Fairview avenues at 8:09 p.m. on Thursday.


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