Monday, February 13
Man with history of mental illness hospitalized in bizarre incident
Police were dispatched to the Holiday Inn Express on route one on the report a nude man wearing only a sock and a condom was found digging up the landscape outside the hotel. According to the report, the man was covered in blood from multiple abrasions and appeared to officers as “emotionally disturbed or possibly under the influence of narcotics“. Following a brief struggle with officers, the man was placed in an ambulance and sent to the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for treatment and evaluation. Officers discovered that the man was not a guest of the hotel and tried to determine if the man’s physical condition was the result of any criminal activity. A State Police Trooper from the Danvers Barracks stated to police that the same man had uprooted landscaping at another hotel earlier in the year. The suspect, identified as Stephen James Faverman, reportedly has several cases still open for property crimes, and also a history of assaulting police officers and resisting arrest.
Tuesday, February 14
Another example of when people – not milk, go bad
An employee at the Stop & Shop on Main Street reported to police that a white male wearing a black jacket allegedly stole three milk carriers valued at $3,000 each. According to the report, the employee told police that the suspect, obviously not too bright, drove away in a truck with the name of the company and its phone number written in large enough letters on the side for the witness to see. Police are investigating.
Two citations were issued during traffic enforcement in the area of the YMCA on Main Street. One citation was issued during traffic enforcement on Dudley Street. Three citations were issued on Main Street.
Wednesday, February 15
Ain’t no rest for the wicked
A superintendent from a construction company working at a local site reported to police that sometime over the weekend, thieves broke into the company storage container by breaking the lock and making off with a welding cart. Police are investigating.
When Mary Poppins leaves her calling card…
A Sterling Ave. resident walked into the police station to report that when he woke up that morning he found his car door opened and an umbrella placed on the hood of his unregistered, uninsured motor vehicle. According to the report, the man said that the vehicle was inoperable and that there was nothing inside the vehicle to steal. The man wanted the incident placed on record – why? We have no idea.
Goodness knows it could have been worse
Police received a call from a Broadway resident who stated that two males came to her home and claimed to be from the water department. According to the woman, one man brought her out to the side of her home while the other man walked upstairs. The woman said she believed the men had taken items from her home. She said the two men then left the area in a black sedan, not a van. One man was described as a white male, portly build, about 5 ft. 6 inches, in his forties or fifties and gave his name as Robert Polanski. Police contacted the Dept. of Public Works and the Mass. Water Resources Authority (MWRA) where it was discovered that neither agency had an employee by that name and no one was going door-to-door. The incident remains under investigation.
Yeah, but buyer of what?
A Eustis Street resident stated that he observed a dark blue sedan with tinted windows drive down his street at what he felt was an unsafe speed for the neighborhood. He then observed the vehicle pull behind a building where a male on foot exited the woods where he then observed the vehicle’s passenger and the unknown male make an exchange. Dispatched officers identified one of the occupants of the vehicle who claimed that the owner was there to show the vehicle to a potential buyer, according to the report.
Somebody doesn’t know when they’ve been dumped
A Lincoln Avenue resident called police reporting that a white female, approximately 20 years old, medium build with a long dark ponytail knocked on her front door. When her father answered, she asked if her boyfriend lived there. She was told “no” and she then left in a white vehicle. The next day her father reported to her that the same girl was now standing in their driveway and the same vehicle was parked out front with another female sitting inside. According to the report, the vehicle’s color did not match the description although according to the Registry of Motor vehicles, the registered owner’s image closely matched the caller’s description. The woman stated that there did not appear to be any damage to the home or that anyone had attempted to gain entry at that time although the home had recently been broken into. She was advised to call police the next time the woman or the vehicle makes a reappearance in the area.
Friday, February 17
Vehicle found split in two in Lynn Marsh Rd. crash – two hurt
Emergency crews responded to a 911 caller who reported that a single car crash into the woods in the northbound lane of Route 107/Lynn Marsh Road where she observed one person outside the vehicle, with two people inside, all appearing to have injuries. Revere fire dept. arrived first on the scene as EMS requested a Med Flight but was turned down due to inclement weather. The road was shut down as emergency crews tended to the injured as well as the danger of electrical wires on the ground crossing the roadway. It appeared that the vehicle, a 2004 Honda Accord, struck a telephone pole then split in two stopping approx. 75 feet into the woods. The victims were transported to the hospital as National grid crews responded to repair the damaged utility pole and lines. No report to the extent of the injuries of the vehicle’s occupants. State Police Accident Reconstruction Team were called.
Saturday, February 18
I guess midnight basketball was out of the question
A caller reported to police that a group of youths were gathered on Appleton Street causing a disturbance. When the dust finally settled, two males suffered stab wounds, one in the right leg, another in the right torso, according to the report. The two victims were transported to area hospitals as the crime scene was secured by detectives.
This cliff hanger has his mother teetering on disaster
Police received a call from a Juniper Drive resident stating that his mother had just driven through the fence of his yard and her car is now hanging on the cliff in his back yard. The driver safely exited the vehicle as emergency crews arrived to secure the vehicle. Wait – the man has a cliff in his back yard?!!
Sunday, February 19
Four citations were issued during traffic enforcement patrol on Thomas Street. Seven citations were issued during traffic enforcement at the Main Street overpass.
Two youths lucky to be alive after falling through ice
Dispatch received a call for two boys who had fallen through the ice at Walden Pond. As one firefighter in an ice rescue suit and another holding his life-line, rescued the two who were close to hypothermia. The two victims were transported to the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for evaluation and treatment.