Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 1-9-20

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. 



Shante Brown, 34, of 24 Franklin St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery, shoplifting by asportation, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and malicious wanton property defacement at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday. 

Colleen McQuaid, 45, of 706 Summer St., Apt. 3, was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop/yield and operation of a motor vehicle with a revoked registration at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday. 


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday at Buffum and Oxford streets; at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at 126 Western Ave.; at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday at Burns and Summer streets; at 5:09 p.m. Tuesday at Walgreens at 21 Joyce St.; at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday at South and Summer streets; at 11:24 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Magner Road; at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday at 1000 Western Ave.  

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 9:26 a.m. Wednesday at 294 Chatham St. 


A report of an injured cop at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday at 47 Sutton St. 

A report of a gunshot at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday on Broad Street.


A report of a larceny at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday at 454 Essex St. 



A report of an accidental/defective alarm at PTC Therapeutics Wednesday at 12:20 a.m. All reported clear.

Medical aid

A report of a person on North Hill Drive needing medical assistance Tuesday at 10:53 p.m. The patient refused assistance.

A caller reported a Ross Drive resident was in need of medical aid Tuesday at 6:04 p.m. The patient was transported to Lahey in Peabody.

A caller reported a person on Salem Street needed medical assistance Tuesday at 11:53 a.m. The patient was transported to Beverly Hospital.


An employee reported an elderly woman in the Eastern Bank parking lot appeared confused Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. Police transported the woman to her home on Hidden Valley Drive.

A Putney Road resident reported a truck was blocking her driveway Tuesday at 11:19 a.m. A detail officer said the truck will be moved.


A report of a larceny at the Boston Sports Club on Walnut Street Tuesday at 5:24 p.m.


Robert John Croswell, 19 Bow Street, North Reading was issued a motor vehicle citation on Chestnut Street at Tophet Road Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Animal control

A caller reported a coyote sighting at Whole Foods Market on Market Street Tuesday at 10:32 a.m. Animal control was notified.


A caller reported a minor motor vehicle on Condon Circle Tuesday at 8:26 a.m. Officers assisted with paper exchange.



A report of suspicious activity at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday on Farrell Court. A caller reported a man had attempted to enter her back door. She said she yelled at him and he walked away. An officer reported the man was a contractor who was supposed to check doors for the Housing Authority. 

A report of suspicious activity at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday on Garden Road. A caller reported a suspicious vehicle was parked outside her house. She said there were two men in the back seat with ski hats on. She told police that when she made eye contact with the driver, he “quickly put his seat belt on” and left the area. 



Michael E. Judge, 63, of 21 Caller Street, Apt. 307, Peabody, was arrested and charged with trespassing Wednesday at 9:02 a.m. The director of the Peabody Library reported he was trespassing and was found near the Dunkin Donuts by the police.


A report of a couple causing a disturbance at a Main Street apartment following a breakup Wednesday at 1:23 p.m. The male party was attempting to remove his belongings.

A report of skaters on Crystal Lake  on Lowell Street Wednesday at 11:28 a.m. Officer spoke to the skaters who assured them the ice was safe. Officer will monitor.

Suspicious person/activity

A caller reported a suspicious person with a large black backpack at the North Shore Mall on Andover Street Wednesday at 1:07 p.m.

Medical aid

A report of a passed out person having a seizure at the east end of Veterans Memorial Park on Walnut Street Wednesday at 11:56 a.m. The person was transported to Salem Hospital.


An employee at Northeast Nursery on Newbury Street reported damage to the Lowell Street gate Wednesday at 6:52 a.m.



Richard Decristoforo, 33, of Lynn, on OUI charges and a second offense marked lanes violation. 

Motor Vehicle Incidents

The station received a report at 9:08 a.m. Tuesday about a motor vehicle accident with no injuries. Officers were dispatched to the location on Essex Street. 

Suspicious Activity

Police received a call at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday about a suspicious male party by electrical boxes on Aberdeen Avenue. Officers spoke with the calling party, who was unsure of what he saw. A search of the area revealed no suspicious activity. 

A caller at 5:21 p.m. Tuesday reported a male party attempting to drag a female party out of a black pickup truck in a parking garage on Broadway. Dispatched officers reported the parties were separated by the time officers arrived and that no crime had been committed. 


A party called the office at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday about a verbal disturbance between a male and female party at the Avalon Motel on Broadway. A dispatched officer gave the female party a courtesy ride. 

A caller at 4:32 p.m. Tuesday called to report he was late on rent and his landlord had disconnected power to his unit. Officers were dispatched to the apartment unit on Jackson Street and advised the landlord he would be charged criminally if he shut the tennants power off again. 

A couple came into the station at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday to report an ongoing neighborhood dispute on Alvah Street. One of them reported the neighbor had driven by the couple’s home and yelled at them. They were advised to contact Lynn District Court for more information on how to proceed. 

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