Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 9-4-19

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. 



Brian Crabtree, 52, of 4 Sylvan St., Saugus, was arrested and charged with Class B drug possession, Class C drug possession and Class E drug possession at 11:57 p.m. Monday. 

Jon Iandosca was arrested on warrant charges of three counts of operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, two counts of larceny by false pretense, two counts of receiving stolen property, miscellaneous equipment violation, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, and Class B drug possession at 4:33 p.m. Monday. 

Ezra Lassalle, 22, of 604 Essex St., was arrested and charged with refusing to produce a DNA database sample, assault with a dangerous weapon, and malicious wanton property defacement at 10:56 a.m. Tuesday. 


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 2:11 p.m. Monday at Chatham and Collins streets; at 2:35 p.m. Monday at Walmart at 780 Lynnway; at 3:23 p.m. Monday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 7:01 p.m. Monday at Central Avenue and Liberty Street; at 7:08 p.m. Monday at Alley and Shepard streets; at 8:28 p.m. Monday at Boston and Robinson streets; at 8:44 p.m. Monday at 483 Boston St.; at 7:21 a.m. Tuesday at Boston and Hamilton streets; at 9:12 a.m. Tuesday at Franklin Street and Western Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 5:32 p.m. Monday at Joyce and Union streets; at 8:08 p.m. Monday at Kirtland and Walnut streets.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 8:11 p.m. Monday at 22 Valley Ave. 


A report of a gunshot at 12:47 a.m. Tuesday at Baker and Brimblecom streets.


A report of an overdose at 4:02 p.m. Monday on Rogers Avenue. 


A report of motor vehicle theft at 10:05 p.m. Monday at 50 Boston St.; at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at 37 Robinson St. 

A report of a robbery at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday at Light and Summer streets. 

A report of a larceny at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday at 150 Lewis St. 


A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 5:39 p.m. Monday at 50 W Neptune St.; at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday at 74 Chestnut St. 



Minor motor vehicle crash reported on Market Street on Saturday at 1:28 p.m. Officer reports no injuries. 

Motor vehicle crash reported at 425 Market and 425 Walnut streets on Saturday at 8:35 p.m. Officer stood by for paperwork exchange.


Accidental garage burglar alarm sounded at 205 Edgemere Road on Friday at 7:08 a.m. Officer reports all appears to be in order.

Contractor accidentally set off the burglar alarm at 40 Island Road on Friday at 9:55 a.m. 

False burglar alarm sounded at the Lynnfield Middle School at 505 Main St. on Friday at 3:47 p.m. 

Burglar alarm accidentally set off at Lynnfield High School at 275 Essex St. and Lynnfield Middle School on Friday at 6:08 p.m. Officer reports several activities going on at the school.

Report of a burglar alarm at 4 Pine St. on Friday at 8:21 p.m. Officer reports all is secure. 

Burglar alarm reported at 1 Trog Hawley St. on Friday at 9:02 p.m. Officer reports all appears secure. 

Security company reports burglar alarm from the freezer at Panera Bread at 430 Market St. on Saturday at 1:02 a.m.

Burglar alarm sounded at Charles Schwab at 200 Market St. on Saturday at 11:04 a.m. Officer found two doors unlocked, checked interior and everything appears to be OK, but was unable to lock one door.

Carbon monoxide alarm sounded at 259 Summer St. on Saturday at 1:04 p.m. Accidental call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

Contractor accidentally set off the burglar alarm at 7 Taylor Terrace on Saturday at 1:40 p.m. 

Burglar alarm reported at 1 Sparhawk Drive on Saturday at 8:47 p.m. Officer reports all is secure. 

Security company reported fire alarm sounded at 707 Walnut St. on Saturday at 10:22 p.m. Call handled by the Lynnfield Fire Department.

A 911 hangup call from the Sagamore Spring Golf Club at 1287 Main St. on Sunday at 10:59 a.m. Dispatcher reports the call is accidental. 

Animal Control 

Caller from 21 Tophet Road  reports his neighbor’s dog has been barking for the last half hour and she’s worried someone may be in trouble on Friday at 11:54 p.m. Animal control officer checked the area and there were no barking dogs. 

Second call about a barking dog on Tophet Road came on Saturday at 3:08 a.m. Officer spoke with owner who said the dog got out through an unlocked door. The door is now secure.

Caller from Maplewood Road reported a dog across the pond has been barking for two hours on Sunday at 12:25 a.m. Animal control officer could not find the dog.

Barking dog reported on Ryan Road on Sunday at 2:48 p.m. Animal control officer notified. 


Disabled auto reported at 681 Salem and 15 Maple streets on Friday 4:28 p.m. Officer reports he assisted getting the vehicle off Salem to Maple Street, operating waiting for AAA.

Report of a group of teens riding dirt bikes and ATVs at 673 Lowell and 787 Chestnut streets on Friday at 5:46 p.m. 

Suspicious man wearing a hoodie reported walking around a house on Salem Street across from Hidden Valley Road on Friday at 10:11 p.m. Officer spoke with the man, he is the homeowner.

Fireworks reported on Lowell Street on Saturday 7:44 p.m. Officer advised resident of fireworks law. 

Chestnut Street resident reported a noise complaint on Tuesday at 4:14 a.m. Officer reports the noise was coming from a sprinkler system hitting a metal ladder. Problem fixed.

Medical Aid

Medical aid requested at 101 Ross Drive on Friday at 10:24 a.m. Patient taken to Beverly Hospital.

Detail officer at Kings Entertainment at 510 Market St. requested an ambulance for a patron who has fallen on Friday at 8:33 p.m. Patient refused medical attention.

Caller reported someone fell off motorcycle injuring an arm at MarketStreet on Saturday at 12:55 a.m. Officer reports the operator was taken to the hospital.

Ambulance requested for a resident who fell at Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St., Apt. 301B on Saturday at 4:18 a.m. Patient taken to the hospital.

Request for medical aid at 37 Apple Hill Lane on Saturday at 1:16 p.m. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington. 

Caller from 17 Kingston Road on Saturday at 5:53 p.m. reported her husband is not feeling well. Patient taken to the hospital.



A caller reported contractors working near Tufts Street on a holiday at 10:12 a.m. on Monday. They stated the workers were using an industrial sized wood chipper and chain saws, and they began early in the morning. Responding officers reported the workers were a homeowner and his friends, and they would be done in an hour.

A caller reported an erratic operator at Atlantic Avenue and Phillips Street at 11:16 a.m. on Monday. They stated the driver crossed the double yellow line going at least 60 mph.

A caller reported at 1:59 p.m. on Monday that there was a female on his Commercial Street property threatening him and refused to leave the property. Responding officers reported the argument was over work that was supposed to be completed.

A caller reported at 6:02 p.m. on Monday that she was concerned about a male walking on the Causeway who seemed suspicious. Responding officers couldn’t locate anyone in the area.

A caller reported at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday that they thought a man driving his vehicle on Pleasant Street seemed impaired. Responding officers spoke to the man and reported he was not impaired.


Animal Control 

Report of a loose dog on Russell Street at the Independence Greenway on Monday at 9:55 a.m. Animal control officer checked the area and could not locate the animal.


A 911 caller reports dogs in a car with the windows down and believes it is too hot at the Seawitch Fish Market at 203 Newbirty St. on Sunday at 3:39 p.m. Officer reports the temperature is 67degrees and the dogs are fine.

Report of suspicious activity on Sunday at 4:51 p.m. at 188 Lake St. Caller reports a man and a woman are trying to break into the home through the garage. They both are described as thin, five-feet-three-inches-tall and the woman has brown hair. Officer arrived and reported the garage door is open, and spoke with the parties who said they were exploring the area and made an error in judgment. They were sent on their way.

Cell phone owner used an app to track her stolen device and got pinging near 11 Walsh Ave. on Sunday at 6:57 p.m. Officer reports nothing is showing in the area and the caller will follow up with possible video at 7-Eleven at 100 Lynn St. Dispatch reported cell phone was turned in to the police station and woman was reunited with phone. 

Caller reported he heard 20 seconds of gunshots from the area near 261 Lynn St. on Sunday at 8:16 p.m. No other calls. Officer checked the area, all is in order.

Report of loud music reported at 19 Warren St. on Sunday at 8:39 p.m. Officer spoke with the homeowner who has turned the music off.

Loud party reported on Sunday at 10:16 p.m. at Wallis School Apartments at 17 Sewall St. Officer checked the area and all is quiet.

A second call about a loud party on Sewall Street came on Monday at 12:01 a.m. Caller did not know the house number of the party and refused to provide the address from where he can hear it. Officers checked the length of the street and could not hear any noise or music. 

Report of loud music and TV from 23 Warren St., Apt. 3 on Monday at 2:22 a.m. Officer spoke to the resident on the third floor and they have turned the TV off for the evening

Party reported scooters driving up and down Osbourne Street on Monday at 1:54 p.m. doing wheelies and not wearing helmets. Officer spoke to the resident about dangerous driving.


Possible methamphetamine overdose at 16 Longwood Ave. on Monday at 10:22 a.m. Patient was taken to Salem Hospital.



Robert Smith, 25, of 66 Burt St., Dorchester, was arrested and charged with two warrant charges of being a fugitive from justice and other warrant charges. 


A report of a motor vehicle accident at Walnut Street and Blueridge Avenue at 12:55 p.m. Friday; at 437 Lincoln Ave. at 1:39 p.m. Friday; at 111 Lincoln Ave. at 3:32 p.m. Friday; on Hamilton Street at 7:54 p.m. Saturday; at YMCA on Main Street at 3:50 p.m. Monday; at 190 Broadway at 4:03 p.m. Monday; at Dunkin Donuts on Lincoln Avenue at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday. 


Police report a car is disabled after falling into a manhole under construction on the highway at Kowloon Restaurant at 1:34 a.m. Friday. 

An Alltown Convenience employee reported a woman passed out in the woods between the gas station and the store at 9:39 a.m. Friday. 

A customer at Lowe’s on Broadway was escorted out of the building after he lost his keys, caused a disturbance and was told to leave at 12:21 p.m. Saturday. 

A caller reported a group of kids hiding in the woods near Golden Hills Road and shooting airsoft weapons at another group of kids on the playground at 5:34 p.m. Saturday. 

A caller reported his father died and he wanted someone to take his father’s firearm from the home on Hamilton Street at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. 

A caller reported finding two of her vehicle’s tires flattened and blood in the area of the tires at 4:49 p.m. Sunday. 

A caller from Nasty Nonni’s reported three youths sitting in front of Iron Town Diner asking people to buy them cigarettes at 5:58 p.m. Sunday. 

A report of street racing on Salem Turnpike at 1:01 a.m. Monday. 

An Adams Avenue resident reported her yard flooding at 6:31 p.m. Monday. She believes it is caused by paving work being done on her street. 

An Essex Street resident reported a manhole cover was off of the street and the road was flooding at 6:33 p.m. Monday. 

The Department of Public Works requested police assistance to put a manhole cover back on Essex Street at 6:46 p.m. Monday. 

A report of a clogged drain causing Elm Street to flood at 7:03 p.m. Monday. 


A 911 caller reported his house was broken into overnight at 7:02 p.m. Saturday. 

A caller at Essex Landing on Broadway reported his car was broken into overnight and a pair of sunglasses were stolen at 10:03 a.m. Saturday. 

A caller reported someone broke into his vehicle overnight and took his wallet on Guild Road at 7:10 a.m. Sunday. 



A report of suspicious activity at 59 Tupelo Road at 12:48 a.m. on Monday; on Puritan Road at 11:26 a.m. on Monday; at 13 Sculpin Way at 4:29 p.m. on Monday.

A report of an erratic operator on Atlantic Avenue at 11:22 a.m. on Monday.

A report of hazardous conditions at Norfolk and Stetson avenues at 6:36 p.m. on Monday; at 77 Paradise Road at 6:51 p.m. on Monday; at 86 Windsor Ave. at 6:50 p.m. on Monday; at Burrill Street and Railroad Avenue at 6:55 p.m. on Monday; at Orchard Circle and Orchard Road at 7 p.m. on Monday; at Farragut and Paradise roads at 7:01 p.m. on Monday; at 18 Devens Road at 7:05 p.m. on Monday; at Burrill Street and Railroad Avenue at 7:26 p.m. on Monday; at Bradlee and Ocean avenues at 7:44 p.m. on Monday.


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