Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 10-7-19

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. 



Christian Casado-Lara, 35, of 108 Franklin St., was arrested on warrant charges of identity fraud, arrestee furnishing false ID info, motor vehicle operator refuses to identify self and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle at 7:04 a.m. Sunday. 

Willis Taveras, 29, was arrested and charged with two counts of threat to commit a crime, shoplifting by asportation and shoplifting by concealing merchandise at 3:07 p.m. Friday. 


A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 5 a.m. Friday on Western Avenue; at 11:05 p.m. Friday at 11 Burrill Ave.; at 5:35 p.m. Saturday at 86 Warren St. 

A report of a motor vehicle crash at 7:13 a.m. Friday at 106 Washington St.; at 7:40 a.m. Friday at 9 Cheever Place; at 10:25 a.m. Friday at 460 Chestnut St.; at 1:03 p.m. Friday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 1:15 p.m. Friday at 566 Chestnut St.; at 1:50 p.m. Friday at Chestnut and Maple streets; at 2:04 p.m. Friday at Chatham and Essex streets; at 3:26 p.m. Friday at 300 Broad St.; at 3:29 p.m. Friday at 518 Boston St.; at 5:04 p.m. Friday at PriceRite at 395 Lynnway; at 5:06 p.m. Friday at 200 South Common St.; at 7:03 p.m. Friday on Union Street; at 8:05 p.m. Friday at 3 Market St.; at 2:13 p.m. Saturday at 466 Broadway; at 5:16 p.m. Saturday at 82 Newhall St.; at 1:28 a.m. Sunday at Central Square; at 8:08 a.m. Sunday at Boston Street and Keslar Avenue; at 9:04 a.m. Sunday at 120 Broadway; at 9:12 a.m. Sunday on Beach Road; at 10:55 a.m. Sunday at Washington Street and Western Avenue; at 11:01 a.m. Sunday at 469 Western Ave.; at 11:40 a.m. Sunday at 810 Lynnway; at 12:19 p.m. Sunday at 124 Boston St.; at 12:36 p.m. Sunday at 20 Shepard St.   

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 7:39 a.m. Saturday at Boston Street and Oakland Avenue; at 12:44 p.m. Saturday at 11 Moulton St.; at 3:14 p.m. Saturday at Chestnut and Eade streets; at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at 682 Boston St.; at 5:05 p.m. Saturday at Stanwood Street and Western Avenue. 

Breaking and Entering 

A report of a breaking and entering at 8:12 p.m. Friday at 224A Washington St.; at 9:04 a.m. Sunday at 58 Collins St. 

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 9:44 a.m. Sunday at 23 Bulfinch St. 


A report of a gunshot at 12:24 p.m. Friday at 50



A report of an overdose at 2:22 p.m. Friday at CVS on South Common Street.

A report of an opiate overdose at 11:49 a.m. Saturday on Union Street. 


A report of a larceny at 10:35 a.m. Friday at 173 Oxford St.; at 11:13 a.m. Friday at 161 Chestnut St.; at 12:19 p.m. Friday at 152 Market St.; at 5:13 p.m. Friday at 195 Union St.; at 5:17 p.m. Friday at 150 Lynnway; at 6:43 p.m. Friday at 17 Rockingham St.; at 4:18 p.m. Saturday at 373 Chestnut St.; at 4:20 p.m. Saturday at 43 Groveland St.; at 5:55 a.m. Sunday at 195 Union St. 


A report of vandalism at 6:54 p.m. Saturday at 44 Bay View Ave. 



A report of a motor vehicle crash at 1:22 a.m. Saturday at Elm and Creesy streets. A car crash into a pole was reported. A citation was issued to the driver for negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation. 

A motor vehicle crash was reported at 9:17 a.m. Saturday on Susan Road. A caller reported his neighbor’s truck rolled out of the driveway on Friday and struck his boat/trailer. 

Breaking and Entering 

A report of a breaking and entering at 2:44 p.m. Saturday on Lincoln Park. A caller reported she returned to her residence to find damage to a bulkhead door. She said the frame of the bulkhead had the deadbolts pulled from the wall and the door was open. She wasn’t sure when it happened, but heard a noise the previous night that she thought was from a skunk caught in a barrel. Police reported the damage appeared to be from a forced break-in. 


A dog was reportedly hit by a car at 11:37 a.m. Friday on Atlantic Avenue. A man grabbed the dog and took it to Atlantic Vet. 

Four kids were reportedly riding bikes in and out of traffic at 4:57 p.m. Friday on Leggs Hill Road.

A report of suspicious activity at 7:43 p.m. Friday on Ticehurst Lane. A caller reported she saw a man on her front deck when she was pulling into her driveway. An officer reported the man was soliciting for Environmental Massachusetts. The caller was afraid the man was trying to break into her house. 

Suspicious activity was reported at 9:51 a.m. Saturday at Barnard Street and Atlantic Avenue. A caller reported a man asked him if he was on Atlantic Avenue, and then later saw the man checking door handles of cars. Police reported the man said he was with a group from the AMC and they were doing a three-hour hike around town. He said he was walking up and down the street to stay warm. 

A caller reported she heard what she thought was an explosion or a gunshot at 6:59 p.m. Saturday at Lattimer and Green streets. Police checked the area and reported the call was unfounded. 


A report of vandalism at 1:36 a.m. Saturday on Creesy Street. A caller reported the back window of her car was smashed.



A report of road rage at 3:52 p.m. Thursday at Nahant Fish and Lobster. Police reported the incident happened on Lynn Shore Drive.

A report of suspicious activity at 1:57 a.m. Friday on Flash Road. A caller reported he woke up to an unknown older man standing in front of him in his house. He said the man left after he confronted him. Police reported the man was taken back to Jesmond Nursing Home. 

Suspicious activity was reported at 1:14 p.m. Saturday on the Causeway, A caller reported a man was seen in the Long Beach parking lot exposing himself. Police couldn’t find the man. 



Zabiel Arroyo, 28, of 190 Summer St., Haverhill, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license and no inspection/sticker at 10:40 a.m. Friday. 


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 3:43 p.m. Thursday at 7-Eleven at 115 Main St.; at 10:47 a.m. Friday at 75 Central St.; at 12:04 p.m. Friday at Kelly Volkswagen Storage Lot at 151 Andover St. 


A report of a domestic disturbance at 2:37 p.m. Friday at Peabody District Court at 1 Lowell St. A caller reported someone was assaulted outside district court. A woman reportedly ran into the lobby of the courthouse. Kelli Ward, 51, was summoned for domestic assault and battery on a household/family member and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (beer bottle). The man involved applied for a restraining order at the courthouse.

A report of gunshots at 2:58 p.m. Friday at 9

Plymouth Road. A caller reported he thought he heard a short burst of shots fired. A resident told police his truck backfired. 


A report of a larceny at 5:01 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrim Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center at 96 Forest St. A caller reported a watch, shoe and some clothing was stolen from a room. The person told police the items had been missing for more than a month.

A report of suspicious activity at 5:09 a.m. Friday at 15 Crowninshield St. A caller reported a woman in the lobby was trying to get into the building. The woman was taken to Salem Hospital.


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