Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 10-14-21

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Raul Cocar, 43, of 64 Chatham St., was arrested and charged with parole/probation violation and on a warrant for the same charge at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday. 

Matthew Foundas, 19, of 283 Eastern Ave., was arrested on a courtesy booking at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday. 

Justin Gaglio, 47, of 64 Willow Road, Nahant, was arrested on a warrant and charged with resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, and disorderly conduct at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. 

Santoneio Sumerlin, 24, of 24 Surfside Road, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty at 1:22 p.m. Tuesday.

Anthony Vidal, 23, of 23 Mall St., was arrested and charged with operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday. 


A report of a motor vehicle crash with injury at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday at Brookline and Chatham streets; at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Lynn Shore Drive; at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday at George’s Roast Beef at 124 Broad St.   

A report of a motor vehicle crash at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Munroe St.; at 1:47 p.m. Tuesday at Conomo and Magnolia avenues; at 1:53 p.m. Tuesday at 175 Walnut St.;  at 5:14 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty and Washington streets; at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday at 480 Lynnway; at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday at Essex and Fayette streets; at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bennett and Oakville streets; at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday at 371 Maple St.; at 7:08 a.m. Wednesday at Boston and New Park streets; at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday on Broadway; at 7:53 a.m. Wednesday at Boston and Marion streets; at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday at Ashland Street and Belle Avenue; at 12:26 p.m. Wednesday at 85 Euclid Ave.; at 12:56 p.m. Wednesday at Conomo and Magnolia avenues; at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern and Melvin avenues; at 2:04 p.m. Wednesday at Smith and Union streets; at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern and Melvin avenues.     

A report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at 126 Holyoke St.; at 8:49 p.m. Tuesday at 80 Lowell St.; at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Friend Terrace. 

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 4:37 p.m. Tuesday at 951 Western Ave. 

A report of a breaking and entering at 7:28 a.m. Wednesday at 159 Woodlawn St. 


A report of a gunshot at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday at 34 Munroe St. 


A report of an opiate overdose at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday at 444 Chatham St.  

A report of an overdose at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday at 111 Lawton Ave.


A report of a robbery at 10:29 p.m. Tuesday at Chatham Street and Western Avenue; at 2:36 a.m. Wednesday at Market Basket at 40 Federal St.

A report of a larceny at 1:34 p.m. Wednesday at 12 Fuller St.; at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday at 24 Burchstead Place.  


A report of vandalism at 8:54 p.m. Tuesday at 91 Oakwood Ave.; at 12:51 p.m. Wednesday at 18 Grosvenor Park. 

A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday at 118 S Common St. 



A report of suspicious activity at 3 p.m. Tuesday on Pleasant Street. 

A report of a disturbance at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday on Vine Street. 

A report of a dead coyote at 3:42 a.m. Wednesday at Smith and Pleasant streets.



Jason James, 38, of 7 McIntire Ct., was arrested on warrants and charged with breaking and entering into a vehicle or boat, possession of a Class B drug, possession of a Class C drug and larceny under $1200 at 5:02 p.m. Tuesday. 


A motor vehicle crash was reported at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday at Walgreens at 229 Andover St.

A hit-and-run motor vehicle crash was reported at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at 137 Lowell St. and 91 Endicott St.

Breaking and Entering

A breaking and entering was reported at 9:49 a.m.  Tuesday at St. John’s School at 19 Chestnut St.; at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday at 282 Lynnfield St. 


An overdose was reported at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday at the Plaza Motel at 125 Newbury St.


A report of vandalism at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday at 114 Summit St.; at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday at 56 Wallis St. 



A report of a motor vehicle crash on Friday at 8:34 a.m. at Saugus Middle-High School; on Saturday at 12:53 p.m. at 213 Walnut St.; on Saturday at 1:17 p.m. near Five Guys on Broadway; on Saturday at 1:49 p.m. at 1497 Broadway; on Monday at 9:49 a.m on Route 1 south at Main Street; on Monday at 2:09 p.m. at 1 Main St.; on Tuesday at 6:53 a.m. at 78 Broadway; on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Square One Mall. 

A report of a motor vehicle crash on Saturday at 4:47 a.m. involving several parked cars. Caller reports that the driver left the vehicle in the middle of the road and fled on foot. Another caller reports a female went into a white sedan with NH plates and headed into Lynn.

A report of a two-car motor vehicle crash on Sunday at 11:53 a.m. at 2821 Founders Way and the residence at Stevens Pond. A citation was issued for unlawful operation; a card was left on the second vehicle, which was unoccupied.

Breaking and Entering

At 7:56 a.m. Friday, a report of two motor vehicles that were broken into sometime Friday morning. 

A report of an attempted breaking and entering of a vehicle at 5 Fairmount Place at 4:15 a.m. Saturday. The suspect, a male with a brown beard, brown eyes, gray sweatshirt, dark pants and Nike shoes, fled the scene on foot. 

A report of a breaking and entering into two vehicles  at 1:36 p.m. Saturday. The caller stated both vehicles were unlocked. He believes this took place between 1-5 a.m. He reports that a pocket knife and pair of sunglasses were taken.

Road Rage 

A report of road rage at 1:20 p.m. Friday in the Taco Bell drive-through at 421 Broadway. A caller reported a man got into a road-rage incident with an unknown woman. The woman stated that she wanted money or her boyfriend would show up and shoot him in the face. The woman then left the lot when she was unable to get any money. 


A report of a detained male shoplifter at 10:47 a.m. at Lowes, 1500 Broadway.

A report of two detained female shoplifters at 1:43 p.m. on Friday at Macy’s in the Square One Mall.

A report of male and female shoplifters at 3:10 p.m. Friday at Walmart, 770 Broadway. They refused to go back into the store and may still have merchandise on them. 

A report of a female shoplifter detained at 1:55 p.m. Sunday at Macy’s in the Square One Mall.

Suspicious activity 

A report of suspicious activity at 4:19 p.m. Saturday at 35 Garfield Ave. The caller stated she is in the process of selling her father’s house and a neighbor had told her someone put a ladder up to the window and climbed in. The caller reported she just arrived at the house and there was a vehicle in the driveway and two males sitting on the back steps.The new and old homeowners stated this was a misunderstanding.

A report of suspicious activity at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at 3 Midland Ave. The caller stated he was inside with five hostages. He stated the hostages were his wife and his four children, and that he had shot his wife in the ankle. The caller also stated that he was in possession of an AK-47, a second-generation Glock, and had homemade explosives strapped around the entire house, inside and out. The caller was looking for $15,000 in Bitcoin currency in order to release the hostages. Officers reported it was an empty lot that was not occupied. The supposed caller told police that he was the victim of a scam. 

A report of suspicious activity at 11:57 a.m, Sunday at the Stop & Shop at 164 Main St. A caller reported three males were outside in the parking lot selling candy. The caller reported that the males were asked to leave the property, but refused to do so. The parties left prior to police arrival.

A report of suspicious activity at 12 p.m. Sunday at the Chipotle at 444 Broadway. A caller reported the front doors to Chipotle were wide open with people taking food. The business is reportedly closed at this time. The doors were confirmed to be unlocked and the business was closed.


A report of a larceny at 12:24 a.m. Friday at Walgreens, 1228 Broadway. A vehicle was reported stolen from the parking lot. The car was left running. Video footage showed a male and female leaving the lot on Route 1 north. 

A report of a larceny at 5:13 a.m. Tuesday. at 29 Adams Ave. A caller woke up to his vehicle missing. He reported a female friend he was spending the night with may have stolen it.

A report of a larceny at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday at 2 Willow Center. A caller reported her vehicle was stolen sometime Monday night.

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