Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 8-8-19

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. 



Joseph Scarpellini, 38, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with breaking and entering for a misdemeanor, Class B drug possession, receiving stolen property and attempt to commit a crime at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday at 1117 Western Ave.; at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday at Cobbet Elementary School at 40 Franklin St.; at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday at Buffum and Oxford streets; at 4:27 p.m. Tuesday at 225 Boston St.; at 5:02 p.m. Tuesday at 570 Western Ave.; at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday at 107 Washington St.; at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday at South and Summer streets; at 9:29 a.m. Wednesday at Brookvale Street and Western Avenue; at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday at 326 Walnut St.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday at 730 Western Ave.


A report of an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 10:24 p.m. Tuesday on Western Avenue.

Breaking and Entering 

A report of a breaking and entering at 4:46 p.m. Tuesday at 23 Mall St.; at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday at 269 Union St.


A report of an overdose at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday on Sweetser Terrace; at 2:46 p.m. Wednesday on Boston Street.


A report of a larceny at 5:09 p.m. Tuesday at 10 Farrar St.; at 12:17 p.m. Wednesday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 364



A report of vandalism at 9:31 p.m. Tuesday at 45 Lewis St.



Arthur Peter Tamasi, 70, of 304 Pillings Pond Road, was summoned following a motor vehicle crash at 1004 Summer St. at 18 Nottingham Road on Tuesday at 6:34 p.m. and charged with domestic assault and battery. 


Burglar alarm canceled at 5 Elizabeth Way on Tuesday at 9:17 a.m.

Matton Security reported a burglar alarm at 6 Timberhill Lane on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. Officer reports he was unable to get around the home, gates closed, doors locked, all appears OK.

Accidental alarm at 61 Lynnbrook Road on Tuesday at 2:16 p.m. Report taken.

Burglar alarm sounded at 12 Tappan Way on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. Officer reports house appears to be secure. 

Report of a burglar alarm at 8 North Hill Drive on Tuesday at 4:31 p.m. Officer reports all appears to be OK.

Resident from 304 Pillings Pond Road requested an ambulance on Tuesday at 5:22 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital. 

Fire alarm activated at 59 Center Village on Wednesday at 7:09 a.m. Call referred to the Lynnfield Fire Department.


Suspicious black man walking in the area of Reedy Road and Drury Lane wearing black pants, black sweatshirt, blue T-shirt and black backpack on Tuesday at 8:51 a.m. Officer reports the man was found and he is working on Drury Lane.

Officer reported he was unable to deliver a restraining order to 48 Center Village on Tuesday at 2:57 p.m. Person has moved to Maine but left no forwarding address.

Attempt to deliver a restraining order to 15 Tedford Lane was unsuccessful on Tuesday at 6:29 p.m. because the person was not at home. Party came to the police station at 6:58 p.m. and was served a restraining order. 

Caller reported two vehicles pulled into the Forest Hill Cemetery on Forest Hill Avenue on Tuesday at 9:14 p.m. and shut off their lights. Officer was unable to locate the vehicles. 

Group of youths causing a disturbance at Lynnfield High School at 275 Essex St. on Tuesday at 10:29 p.m. Officer reports men’s lacrosse team is finishing up a game and they are leaving.

Medical Aid

Ambulance requested at 3 Wing Road on Tuesday at 11:53 a.m. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington. 

Medical assistance requested at 5 Reedy Road on Tuesday at 12:28 p.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Request for an ambulance from a cell phone in Danvers for a 7-year-old who is choking on Tuesday at 12:52 p.m. Patient taken to Beverly Hospital.

Ambulance request from Depiano & Todisco Adjusters at 220 South Broadway on Tuesday at 12:52 p.m. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington.



Ian Anthony Murphy, 51, of 259 Bowden St., Winthrop, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle at 5:43 p.m. on Tuesday.


An on-patrol officer reported a woman drove into a trailer on Atlantic Avenue at 8:09 a.m. on Tuesday. She was unconscious and the car was totaled, they reported. She was transported to a hospital via Atlantic ambulance and her car was towed off the scene.

An on-patrol officer reported a street sweeper truck struck a dump truck at Atlantic Avenue and Phillips Street at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday.

A caller reported a motor vehicle struck a parked car in the Atlantic Avenue church parking lot and started to back away at 5:33 p.m. on Tuesday. A man was taken into custody for driving under the influence of liquor and one of the cars was towed.


A caller reported at 8:28 a.m. on Tuesday that there was smoke in the area of Longview Drive. Responding firefighters found a fire at 3 Longview Drive and extinguished it.

A walk-in reported at 11:39 a.m. on Tuesday that there are no signs on Lafayette Street that warn drivers of road work at either end. He stated he was also mad there were no warning signs for a “bump” where the milling ends. Responding officers contacted DPW who stated there were already several warning signs.

A caller reported at 12:11 p.m. on Tuesday that a female was “out of place.” He stated she was sitting “Indian style” in his neighbor’s yard on Beach Street and was yelling and cursing. Responding officers reported she was OK and waiting for a friend to pick her up.

A caller reported she received a call at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday from a woman stating a complaint was filed against her father and they had paperwork to serve. The caller stated the woman seemed to be reading very fast from a script and would not allow her to get a word in. When the caller informed the woman her father has been dead for 10 years, she hung up.

A caller reported a vehicle on Peach Highlands was traveling at a high rate of speed up and down the hill at 1:57 p.m. on Tuesday.

A caller reported at 5:48 p.m. that he was receiving harassing texts from his Linden Street neighbor.

A walk-in reported at 8:01 p.m. on Tuesday that he has made several complaints about his Washington Street neighbor damaging his car. He stated that even after an officer talked to the neighbor, she continues to do it. He stated she can’t catch her and doesn’t have it on video, but he knows it’s her squirting a substance on his car. Responding officers reported the substance was still on the car upon their arrival.

A caller reported at 11:34 p.m. on Tuesday that she could hear a man screaming and a female screaming for “help” on Longview Drive. Responding officers reported they heard a male party yelling from the top window and telling someone to go away. Responding units made it inside the house and spoke to one man, who stated he had a bad dream and that’s why he was yelling. They reported no one else inside the home.

An on-patrol officer reported a man down at the Pleasant Street Starbucks at 12:31 a.m. on Wednesday. Responding officers reported the man was up when they arrived. He stated he was “playing some kind of game” and was fine. 



John L. Karavolas, 56, of 29 Abington Road, was arrested on Tuesday at 11:02 a.m. on a warrant and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, violating a harassment prevention order, threat to commit a crime, and intimidating a witness. 


Courtney E. Perrone, 34, of 6114 Crane Brook Way, was summoned following a traffic complaint of a motorist driving erratically on School Street on Monday at 9:46 p.m. Officer stopped the vehicle on School Street and contacted Phil’s Towing.

Mark S. Griffin, 60, of 35 Hampshire Road, was summoned on Tuesday at 11:10 at Whispering Meadows at 278 Newbury St., Apt. 34 for auto theft.


Caller reported her motor vehicle was struck in the parking lot at Brooksby Village at 100 Brooksby Village Drive on Monday at 3:54 p.m. Officer reports security cannot access cameras until Wednesday. Caller will handle notification to insurance company. 

Report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash at Stop & Shop Supermarket at 19 Howley St. on Monday at 9:49 p.m. Caller said vehicle with Massachusetts plate 235WK2 struck the vehicle and continued to Salem. 

Motor vehicle crash reported at 43 Lake and 97 Winona streets on Tuesday at 7:59 a.m. Officer investigated crash.

Animal Control 

A $25 citation was issued to Neves & Son Landscaping at 201 Lowell St. on Tuesday at 11:28 a.m. for allowing his dog to bark excessively. 


Manager at Enterprise Rent A Car reported a renter failed to return a motor vehicle on Monday at 4:21 p.m. and wants to report it stolen. Officer reports vehicle’s renter was arrested by Taunton police on July 24.Vehicle towed to Armand’s Garage at 17 Arthur St., Taunton. Police will release the vehicle to Enterprise.

Report of a stolen bike at 12 Daniel Terrace on Monday at 7:44 p.m. Officer will document. 

Disturbance reported at Pierpont Park on Monday at 9:32 p.m. Officer reports parties sent on their way.

Report of several vehicles revving their engines and a loud party on Glendale Avenue on Monday at 11:41 p.m. Officer reports peace restored. 

Lovesac employee at 210 Andover St. reported she is being harassed at work on Tuesday at 10:08 a.m. Officer will document. 



A report of a motor vehicle crash at Spring and Walnut streets at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday; at TJ Maxx on Broadway at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday; at 10 Pearson St. at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday.


A piece of metal reportedly fell out of a bed of a pickup truck and into the roadway at Central and Castle streets at 7:29 a.m. Tuesday. The driver left the scene. 

Wires were reported to be in the roadway on Birch Street at 7:32 a.m. Tuesday. 

A 911 caller reported Boston Solar had tools stolen from a worksite on Route 1 at 7:47 a.m. Tuesday. 

A Main Street resident reported a woman with a Celtics jersey looking into the windows of her home at 11:16 a.m. Tuesday.


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