Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 7-12-19

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. 



Romelson Meresse, 24, of 30 Washington Ave., Old Orchard Beach, Maine, was arrested and charged with unlawful improper storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, possession of a large capacity weapon/feeding firearm, unregistered motor vehicle, interfering with a police officer, resisting arrest, leaving a firearm in a vehicle and carrying a firearm without a license at 7:13 Wednesday. 

Jason Powell, 38, of 19 Arlington St., was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 5:26 p.m. Wednesday. 


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 12:36 p.m. Wednesday at 319 Lynnway; at 1:02 p.m. Wednesday at 21 Joyce St.; at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday at Chatham and Marianna streets; at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday at Broad and Market streets; at 10:18 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut and Union streets; at 5:57 a.m. Thursday at General Electric at 1000 Western Ave.; at 8:06 a.m. Thursday at Chase Road and Fernwood Avenue; at 9:53 a.m. Thursday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St. 

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday at Boston Street and Winnepurkit Avenue; at 3:07 a.m. Thursday at Commercial Street and Neptune Boulevard. 

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 6:44 p.m. Wednesday at Boston and Franklin streets; at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday at Elm and South Elm streets.


A report of an assault and battery at 10:32 a.m. Thursday on Joyce Street.

Breaking and Entering 

A report of a breaking and entering at 12:19 p.m. Wednesday at 119 Lewis St. 

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 6:46 p.m. Wednesday at 70 Pennybrook Road; at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday at 75 Camden St. 


A report of an overdose at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at Essex and Joyce streets; at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday on Kingsley Terrace. 


A report of a larceny at 12:56 p.m. Wednesday at 57 Estes St.; at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday at 725 Summer St.; at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday at 46 Bulfinch St.; at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday at 53 Estes St.; at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart at 780 Lynnway; at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday at 57 Estes St.; at 9:36 a.m. Thursday at 1 Atlantic Terrace.

A report of motor vehicle theft at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 10 Green St.; at 10:54 p.m. Wednesday at 90 Park St. 

A report of a robbery at 9:53 p.m. Wednesday at 665 Western Ave.; at 2:16 a.m. Thursday at Ames Playground at 20 Strawberry Ave.  


A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday at 8 North Common Terrace; at 9:36 a.m. Thursday at 24 Trinity Ave. 



Security company called about a residential burglar alarm at 8 Sparhawk Drive on Wednesday at 8:52 p.m. Officer investigated and reported the alarm was sounded by accident. 

Fire alarm reported at 27 Robin Road on Thursday at 6:49 a.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.


Caller reported a bicycle has been left in the bushes on Orchard Lane on Wednesday at 1:33 p.m. Officer reports the bike is trash and was removed by the Department of Public Works. 

Resident came into the police station distressed and wanted to speak with officers about a domestic incident on Wednesday at 8:31 p.m. Officer talked with resident and took report.

Disabled motor vehicle reported on Route 95 South ramp across from MarketStreet open air mall on Wednesday at 8:55 p.m.  

Resident reported fireworks at 900 Lynnfield St. on Wednesday at 9:24 p.m. Officer said the report was unfounded. 

Medical Aid 

Son requested a well-being check on his father at 375 North Broadway, Apt. 2-304 on Wednesday at 2:54 p.m. Officer reports no one is home. 

Well-being check canceled at 633 Salem St. Caller said he was speaking with his grandmother on Wednesday at 3:09 p.m. and the call ended abruptly. Officer reports the resident was resting. 

A 911 call from the wife of man who reports dislocated hip in the Coast & Harbor Associates parking lot at 7 Kimball Lane on Wednesday at 4:59 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Intoxicated woman reported at 50 Ledge Road on Thursday at 12:50 a.m. Patient taken to the hospital.



A report of a motor vehicle crash on Essex Street at 11:02 a.m. on Wednesday.


A caller reported he observed the operator and passenger of a landscaping truck passing a “weed joint” back and forth while driving down Pleasant Street and Ocean Avenue at 11:33 a.m. on Wednesday.

A caller reported a huge pothole at Atlantic Avenue and Bubier Road. He stated it was a hazard and thought it may knock a tire off. Responding officers reported the pothole was in fact a hazard.

A walk-in reported at 4:49 p.m. on Wednesday that she locked her bike on a rack on Atlantic Avenue and when she returned it was gone. 

A caller reported at 5:06 p.m. on Wednesday from Atlantic Avenue that her boss was talking oddly, going slow, and didn’t know what time it was. First responders arrived to the scene at 5:12 p.m. and transported him. 

A caller reported at 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday that her Farrell Court neighbor is “purposely planting obnoxious smelling weed plants” to make her sick. She stated she had to get more allergy medication to account for the neighbor’s new plants. She was advised to contact the Housing Authority.

A caller reported at 8:11 p.m. on Wednesday that four bikes were riding in and out of traffic at Ocean and Atlantic avenues and she feared they were going to get hit by a car. A second caller reported at 8:27 p.m. that the group of teenagers was now playing chicken in and out of traffic. Responding officers reported nothing found.

A caller reported at 8:49 p.m. that the neighbors behind her Bennett Road house had a huge bonfire and she feared it may light the trees on fire. 

A caller reported a woman slumped over on the sidewalk at Pond and Orne streets with a “sketchy” male with her at 12:18 a.m. on Thursday. Responding officers spoke with the female who claimed she was staying at Hillside at her boyfriend’s house. First responders transported her to a hospital and police units went looking for the described male party who was with her.

A caller reported a drunk male was riding around State Street in circles and was crashing into things at 12:25 a.m. on Thursday.



Carlos Martinez, 47, of 380 Revere Beach Parkway, Revere, was issued a criminal complaint for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop at 33 Rose Circle and 66 County St. on Wednesday at 2:12 p.m.


Report of a minor motor vehicle crash at 133 Main St. on Tuesday at 5:41 p.m. Officer reports no injuries or tows, will document. 

Three-car crash reported at Giant Glass at 230 Andover St. on Tuesday at 6:14 p.m. Officer reports one vehicle fled, police lacked a description and direction of travel. No injuries or airbag deployment reported. 

Caller reported she witnessed a hit and run crash involving a dark colored sedan that pulled over and a Mercury Mountaineer that fled the scene at Petco Pet Superstore at 10 Sylvan St. on Tuesday at 8:17 p.m. Officer reports no victims have called the police. 

Detail Officer reports a motor vehicle crash at 6 Esquire Drive and 85 Andover St. on Wednesday at 9:40 a.m. Officer said the operators had exchanged their information.

Sargent reports a minor motor vehicle crash at the North Shore Bank at 32 Main St. on Wednesday at 11:51 a.m. He will assist the operators in exchanging their information.

Caller reports a motor vehicle crash with property damage at 136 Winona St. on Wednesday at 12:53 p.m. Officer reported the homeowner will put the landscape rocks back into place. No further action needed.

Animal Control

Caller reports a loose black Labrador Retriever in the area of Russell Street and Gates Road on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. Animal control officer could not locate pet.

Dog barking reported at 110 Lowell St. on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. Animal control officer reports all in order.

Report of an unattended dog in a black Lexus with Massachusetts license plate 8ZA736 at Workout World at 216 Newbury St. on Tuesday at 8:03 p.m. Officer reports the vehicle’s air conditioning is on and the dog is not in distress. If spotted leaving, the operator will be cited for leaving the car unattended.

Caller reported a small, white dog running loose near Peabody Tile & Countertops at 55 Main St. on Tuesday at 9:02 p.m. Officer reports she has the dog and dropped it off at Borash Veterinary Clinic on Prospect Street. Owner from 5 Park St. called to reports his dog missing and was told to call Borash in the morning. 

Animal control officer mailed a $100 citation to Kelley Guillette, 33 St. Anns Ave. on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. for Cody, a Pit Bull mix, who is unlicensed, unvaccinated, and unrestrained on July 8. 

Caller from the Tannery Apartments at 50 Warren St., Apt. 318 complained on Wednesday at 9:27 a.m. that her next-door neighbor’s male cat sprays and she can smell it and wants the neighbor to have pet neutered. The animal control officer advised caller the city lacks the authority to force someone to neuter their animal. She was advised to tell the property managers, since they allow the neighbor to keep intact animals. She stated she has and they won’t do anything about it. 

Animal control officer issued a warning and mailed a license application to Elvira Diaz, at 5 Silver Leaf Way, Apt. 535 on Wednesday at 11:40 a.m. She will have one week to license her 6-month-old French Bulldog, Mars.

Family dog bitten by another dog on July 4 reported on Wednesday at 12:02 p.m. at 17 Waselchuk Drive. Both dogs are up to date on vaccinations, neither resides in Peabody. The biting dog, Raina, is an 8-year-old, black, female Labrador Retriever, is from Rhode Island. Animal control officer left a voicemail for owner in North Providence requesting Raina be quarantined.


Report of a father-daughter disagreement over a dog at 16 Coolidge Ave. on Tuesday at 3:14 p.m. Father wants her to leave the house. Officer reports the dispute is over having the dog at the house. The parties have gone their separate ways and officer will document. 

Report of an erratic operator in a dark gray Toyota Corolla headed eastbound on Main Street approaching Washington Street on Tuesday at 5:16 p.m. Officer spoke with the operator who said he was not feeling well from lack of food and his wife is en route to pick him up.

Call about as many as 10 teens walking down Warren Street toward Central Street being loud and unruly on Tuesday at 8:03 p.m. Officer checked the area and all is OK. 

Disabled white minivan reported near the basketball court on Forest Street on Tuesday at 8:07 p.m. Owner called for a tow truck.

Report from 150 Main St. about parties drinking outside and possibly fighting on Tuesday at 9:44 p.m. Officer arrived and no one was fighting. Parties were not causing any problems but the property manager wants them off the property and they have been sent on their way. 

Group of people in parking lot at New Life Cuts at 150 Main St. reported causing a disturbance on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. The woman who reported the incident refused to cooperate and the  parties left without incident.

An employee from Fox Pest Control came into the station on Allens Lane on Wednesday at 8:59 a.m. to register for permission to go door to door.

Caller stated that his two vehicles were illegally towed from Boston by Pinto Recycling at 147 Summit St. on Wednesday at 9:26 p.m. He tried to speak with the employees of the business and was told the vehicle had already been scrapped. Officer reports the incident happened in East Boston and the reporting party is going to Boston to file a report. 

Resident of 111 Main St., Apt. 3 reports someone pried her door open when not home, and some items damaged, nothing missing on Wednesday at 9:46 a.m. 

Illegal dumping reported at Cedar Pond Village at 1100 Salem St. on Wednesday at 10:51 p.m. Jerry Bourke told dispatcher he will meet officer at the guard station where the action was caught on tape. Officer reports a motor vehicle with Massachusetts license plate 8RP381 is seen dumping a mattress and a sofa.  Officer made contact with the suspect and the matter has been resolved.

Group from Powers Home Remodeling came into the police station on Allens Lane to register to solicit in the city on Wednesday at 1:03 p.m. The company was given permission.

A 2003 black Dodge Durango reported on fire at Logan Express at 164 Newbury St. on Wednesday at 1:52 p.m. No one was in the vehicle. Officer closed the entrance. Massachusetts State Police took control of the scene because it is owned by the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Employee has been detained at Nordstrom at 210 Andover St. on Wednesday at 3:06 p.m. for fraud. Officer will document. 



A report of a motor vehicle accident at 386 Lincoln Ave. at 8:23 a.m. Wednesday; at 58 Lincoln Ave. at 1:28 p.m. Wednesday; at 1268 Broadway at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday; at 305 Main St. at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday.


A report of a teenager yelling in the middle of the street on Essex Street at 12:36 a.m. Wednesday. 

A report of a shirtless man who is possibly intoxicated walking down the highway on Route 1 at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday. Police report the man is staying at the Red Roof Inn and got lost. 

A Forest Street resident reported two people in his backyard at 2:18 a.m. Wednesday. 


Lynn police requested mutual aid from Saugus for coverage at their Western Avenue station for a working fire on Birch Street. 



A report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash at HomeGoods, 450 Paradise Road, at 5:06 p.m. on Wednesday.


A report of suspicious activity at 208 Humphrey St. at 2:17 a.m. on Wednesday; at 80 Nason Road at 11:26 a.m. on Wednesday; at Olympia Sports, 450 Paradise Road, at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

A report of vandalism to a motor vehicle at 11 Elliott St. at 8:31 a.m. on Wednesday.

A report of vandalism at Hadley School, 24 Redington St., at 1:14 p.m. on Wednesday.

A report of a larceny at 23 Puritan Lane at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday.

A report of a noise complaint at Clarke School, 100 Middlesex Ave., at 8:46 p.m. on Wednesday; at 88 Norfolk Ave. at 10:33 p.m. on Wednesday.


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