Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 1-16-21

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.



James Martinez, 40, of 501 Washington St. Lynn, was arrested at 11:53 a.m. Friday on a breaking and entering charge. 

Tommy Reardon, 40, of 224 Washington St. Lynn, was arrested at 11:10 a.m. Friday on charges of drug distribution and making a false bomb threat.

Janicksa Serrano-Lamby, of 70 Broad St. Lynn, was arrested at 9:57 a.m. Friday on charges of driving with a suspended license and unsafe operation of a motor vehicle.

Anthony Vernachi, 29, of 10 Endicott St. Saugus was arrested at 5:04 p.m. Thursday on charges of animal cruelty, threats, and assault.

Diamond Williams, of 68/70 Mount Hope St. Lowell was arrested at 10:17 a.m. Friday on charges of driving with a suspended license, and other motor vehicle violations.


A report of a motor vehicle accident at 134 Broadway at 3:38 p.m. Thursday; at 121 Broad St. at 4:52 p.m. Thursday; at Eutaw Avenue and Western Avenue at 5:44 p.m. Thursday; at 638 Eastern Ave. at 6:35 a.m. Friday; at 634 Eastern Ave. at 8:02 a.m. Friday.

Breaking and Entering

A report of breaking and entering at 12 Murphy Ave. at 2:35 a.m. Friday.


A report of a bomb threat at 580 Essex St. at 9:55 a.m. Friday.


A report of a fire at 210 Lewis St. at 3:36 p.m. Thursday; at 2 Prescott Road at 9:01 p.m. Thursday; at 1 Chase St. at 9:29 p.m. Thursday; at the 7-Eleven on 210 Lewis St. at 9 a.m. Friday; at 33 Lincoln St. at 10:48 a.m. Friday.


A report of motor vehicle theft at 354 Lynnway at 3:21 p.m. Thursday;

A report of larceny at 33 Waverly St. at 3:03 a.m. Friday.


A report of an overdose at Union Street and Washington Street at 8:53 p.m. Thursday.



A report of a motor vehicle crash at Washington Street and Atlantic Avenue at 2:14 p.m. Thursday. Both parties exchanged paperwork, and DPW was dispatched to clean up debris.

A report that a recycling truck pulled down a tree on Gerald Road at 3:43 p.m. Thursday.


A caller reported that workers were playing music loudly from a radio at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

A caller reported at 9:17 a.m. Thursday that a motor vehicle that passed three cars and ran a red light at Maple Street. The caller caught up to the car to see that it was driven by an older female eating a muffin.


A report of unemployment claim fraud at 1:48 p.m. Thursday.



A caller reported at 6:22 p.m. Thursday that he had been held against his will at Saugus Rehabilitation and Nursing. Police dispatched to the location reported that the individual was fine and needed to be there for his back.

A caller reported at 10:37 p.m. Thursday that cars appeared to be drag racing in the Fuddruckers parking lot. Police dispatched to the scene reported that the driver was testing out a new vehicle.


A woman walked into the station at 3:48 p.m. Thursday to report that an item had been stolen from her storage unit at 222 Central Street.

A caller reported that his motor vehicle had been broken into at 8:50 a.m. Friday. No damage or missing property was reported, though the glovebox was found open.


A woman walked into the station at 12:20 p.m. Thursday to report that her vehicle had been vandalized overnight.



A report of a child struck by a motor vehicle while on a bike at Humphrey Street and Salem Street at 12:44 a.m. Thursday.


A caller reported a shirtless man with long hair banging on the window of Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 980 Paradise Road at 7:31 p.m. Thursday. The individual’s mother was notified.

A caller reported numerous boxes in the street at Mall Access Road and Paradise Road at 9:41 p.m. Thursday. The police reported that they moved one box.


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