Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 8-7-19

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. 



Stephanie Cataldo, 32, of 92 Chestnut St., was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession, shoplifting by asportation and on warrant charges of larceny, wanton destruction of property, shoplifting by asportation, unarmed robbery, intimidating to steal from depository, receiving stolen property and impersonating a police officer at 11 a.m. Tuesday. 

Daniel Diaz, 29, of 172 Washington St., was arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer and disorderly conduct at 11:27 p.m. Monday. 

Michelle Knox, 32, was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 1:34 p.m. Tuesday. 

Kevin Mandolese, of 17 Louis St., Chelsea, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny and credit card fraud at 4:56 p.m. Monday. 


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 2:56 p.m. Monday at Essex and Liberty streets; at 5:48 p.m. Monday at Forest and New Park streets; at 6 p.m. Monday at South and Summer streets; at 6:36 p.m. Monday at Belden Bly Bridge on Western Avenue; at 7:56 p.m. Monday at Atlantic and Broad streets; at 6:16 a.m. Tuesday at South and Summer streets; at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday at 133 Eastern Ave.; at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday at South and Summer streets; at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday at Buffum and Oxford streets. 

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday at Chatham Street and Western Avenue. 

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at 99 High Rock St. 


A report of an assault at 8:43 p.m. Monday at Capitol Diner on Union Street.

Breaking and Entering 

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:21 p.m. Monday at 49 Eade St.; at 1:46 a.m. Tuesday at 759 Lynnway. 


A report of a larceny at 4:06 p.m. Monday at 25 Reservoir Road; at 5:03 p.m. Monday at 19 Forest St.; at 6:13 p.m. Monday at 209 Washington St. 



Motor vehicle crash reported on Market Street on Monday at 3:50 p.m.  No details provided.


Burglar alarm sounded for a garage door at Winsor Estates at  527 Salem St., Apt. 38 on Monday at 3:07 p.m. Call canceled.

Multiple panic alarms sounded at Eastern Bank at 45 Salem St. on Monday at 3:11 p.m. Officer spoke with bank manager who said the call was accidental. All appears to be in order.

Motion detector sounded an alarm at 15 Ramsdell Way on Monday at 6:09 p.m. Officer reports no one found around the dumpsters.

Security company reported accidental fire alarm at 14 Durham Drive on Monday at 7:59 p.m. 

Peabody Police Department reported 911 call near 27 Robin Road on Monday at 8:43 p.m. Officer reports call was accidental. 

Burglar alarm accidentally set off by a delivery person at Gaslight at 1100 Market St. on Tuesday at 6:32 a.m. Officer reports the door was secured by staff. Everything is OK.


Gas line struck by construction company on Monday at 10:48 a.m. at 25 Douglass Road. Caller referred to other agency. 

Suspicious white man with dark hair, white shirt with a flag on it reported riding hoverboard past homes and taking notes on Bluejay Road on Monday at 12:22 p.m. Officer reports party was gone upon arrival. Reporting party called back at 12:40 p.m. to report the man is now on Liberty. Officers checked the area and spoke with a man from a pest control company who said he has been on the street for 30 minutes waiting for his crew and has not seen anyone on a hoverboard.

Report of youth driving a minibike at Mitchell and Richards roads and sidewalks on Monday at 3:34 p.m.             

Kelly Nissan of 275 North Broadway reports theft of a motor vehicle on Monday at 4:32. No details provided. 

Caller from 6 Pizzuti Way reported a suspicious white Ford Fusion with Massachusetts license plate 3C25484 on Monday at 8:22 p.m. Officer searched the area and could not locate.

Report of a suspicious auto parked in front of 48 Grey Lane on Monday at 11:22 p.m. Officer reports occupants of vehicle are neighbors.

Medical Aid

Caller from 231 Salem St. reports a woman passed out and is now alert on Monday at 9:10 a.m. Officer reports patient taken to the hospital.

On Monday at 10:02 a.m. a caller from 5 Village Row reports having difficulty breathing. Officer reports patient taken to the hospital.

Ambulance requested at 8 Pocahontas Way on Monday at 7:54 p.m. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington. 



A walk-in reported at 3:48 p.m. on Monday that her car was struck while parked on Bessom Street. She stated a witness described the vehicle that struck it as a green pickup truck with the words “Old Town Repair” on it. Responding officers located the truck’s owner but he denied hitting any parked vehicle and did not want to exchange information.

A caller reported a minor two-car motor vehicle crash at Rockaway and Atlantic avenues at 5:35 p.m. on Monday.


A caller reported at 8:21 a.m. on Monday that she believed there were two vehicles involved in a road rage incident at Atlantic and Seaview avenues. She stated one was traveling slow while the other was “aggressively” beeping the horn.

A caller reported a possible drunk female stumbling around on Elm Street at 9:57 a.m. on Monday. Responding officers made contact with the female who stated she was fine and has medical issues.

A caller reported at 10:38 a.m. on Monday that a group of people came up to his private driveway on Brown Street and claimed to be Jehovah’s Witnesses. He stated this isn’t the first time he’s seen them in the area and he’s concerned they may be “casing the area.” Responding officers were unable to locate the group.

A caller reported at 10:44 a.m. on Monday that there is a white van that has been parked on Lincoln Avenue for months with no plates. Responding officers reported the car’s plates were canceled. The car was towed and tagged at 11:20 a.m.

A caller reported wires on fire at Wyman and Bubier roads at 2:59 p.m. on Monday. Responding officers reported arcing wires and called Electric Light to the scene.

A caller reported an unwanted guest trespassing on Washington Street at 4:29 p.m. on Monday. Responding officers served the unwanted guest a no trespass order.

A caller reported a man holding a sign in the middle of Pleasant Street at 4:37 p.m. on Monday. Responding officers were unable to locate.

A walk-in reported at 8:29 p.m. on Monday that her daughter’s bike was taken on Humphrey Street. She stated she left it by the high school field and it was gone upon her return.

A caller reported at 12:06 a.m. on Tuesday that kids put hay from the movie set in the middle of Market Square. Responding officers contacted the production crew and they said they’d pick it up in the morning.



Juan Barreto, 23, of 80 W. Dedham St., Apt. 401, Boston, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering during the daytime. 


A report of a motor vehicle accident at 25 Hurd Ave. at 12:03 p.m. Friday; at 1201 Broadway at 7:24 p.m. Friday; at 1325 Broadway at 7:41 p.m. Friday; at 340 Lincoln Ave. at 5:54 p.m. Saturday; on Broadway at 10:34 p.m. Saturday; at York Ford on Broadway at 3:53 p.m. Saturday; at Big Y on Broadway at 9:15 p.m. Sunday.


A caller reported a deceased raccoon in the road near Mike’s Place on Hamilton Street at 10:56 a.m. Friday. 

A roll of insulation was reported to be on the road on Broadway at 11:01 a.m. Friday. 

A caller reported a dog in a vehicle and he is not sure if the dog is in distress at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Broadway at 3:27 p.m. Friday; at Home Depot at 11:54 a.m. Saturday; at 20 Forest St. at 12:27 p.m. Saturday.

A report of a man sleeping in the rear lot of the post office on the running boards of the postal trucks at 5:21 a.m. Saturday. 

A caller reported a wire down on Vine Street at 2:29 p.m. Saturday.

A report of a man down on the rocks in between the two bridges on Salem Turnpike at 2:58 p.m. Saturday. 

A police officer was flagged down at Dick’s Sporting Goods by an off-duty Chelsea Police officer who reported a man in a black Infiniti sedan who displayed a firearm in the area of Walgreens on Essex Street at 6:19 p.m. Saturday. 

A caller on Newhall Avenue reported the residents next door knocked over her shelf banging on the wall at 7:02 p.m. Saturday. 

A 911 caller reported her daughter is being chased around the Square One Mall parking lot by her intoxicated boyfriend at 7:59 p.m. Saturday. 

Multiple motor vehicles were reportedly drag racing on the southbound side of Route 107 in Saugus at 1:52 a.m. Sunday. 

A report of a water main break in three different places on the street on Osprey Road at 6:34 a.m. Sunday.

A boat reportedly fell off a trailer and was in the middle of the road causing traffic concerns at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. 

A suspicious gym bag was located under the playground at Veterans Memorial Elementary School at 7:25 a.m. Sunday. 

A caller reported his vehicle was stolen from the Bob’s Parking Lot at 12:36 a.m. Monday. The owner later reported he located his own vehicle in Lynn and recovered it himself. 

A clerk at Saugus Deli reported a man walked into the business and tried to break a fake $100 bill at 12:17 p.m. Monday. 

A report of a dog barking at 13 Dreeme St. at 1:24 p.m. Monday. 

A report of a dog locked inside of a vehicle at Ocean State Job Lot on Lynn Fells Parkway at 1:39 p.m. Monday. 

A 911 caller reported her dog’s eye got caught in a sleeping bag zipper at 3:12 p.m. on Riverbank Drive. The family brought the dog to a nearby animal hospital. 

A caller reported she witnessed a group of teenagers breaking windows on Warren Avenue at 4:31 p.m. Monday. 

A woman reported her grandson was hit while on his bicycle on Lincoln Avenue at 4:41 p.m. Monday. The child was in the crosswalk and the vehicle reportedly left the scene. 

A man walked into the police station to report that he was released from jail about a month ago and went to the parking lot on Dewey Street where he last saw his vehicle in December 2018 and it was not there at 7:23 p.m. Monday. 

A caller on Newhall Avenue reported he was attacked by someone who had a small bat at 8:55 p.m. Monday. The suspect reportedly hit his car and his arm before he was able to get away. 


A report of a breaking and entering at Essex Landing at 9:04 a.m. Friday. A caller reported a man broke into her home and is now fleeing from her residence at 8:07 p.m. Saturday. She reported the man was shirtless and wearing a bathing suit while running down the road. Police located the suspect in front of Stackpole Field.


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