Wednesday, August 1
A clear case of “someone forgot to tell someone else”
An officer doing routine patrol on the Salem Tpke. stopped a white Chevy truck with New Hampshire license plates that was reported stolen in Lynn in April. The owner/operator of the vehicle told the officer that he had retrieved the vehicle but failed to contact the Lynn police to report that he was now in possession and the truck was no longer stolen.
Thursday, August 2
Three citations and two verbal warnings were issued during traffic enforcement on Hamilton Street. Two citations and one verbal warning were issued during traffic enforcement on Route 1 at 87 Broadway. Two citations and one verbal warning were issued during enforcement on Walnut St. and Pearl Rd.
If you can’t share the love, then never share the Chevy
An emergency male caller to police alleged that his girlfriend had assaulted him then stole his new Camaro. Dispatched officers reported that the not-so-happy couple claimed they were assaulted, but according to the report, no visible signs of injury were noted by the officers. The pair separated—the female leaving on foot and the man going to Peabody in his red sports car. Both parties declined to file charges at that time.
Brings new meaning to the term “street kids”
Police received a call that some local youths were lying down in the street at Stone St. and Intervale Ave. According to the report, a dispatched officer reported a group of six youths had a good “talking to” by the officer and a parent. The kids hope to someday make it to the big leagues, Route 1 South, or the Ted Williams Tunnel on-ramp. Good luck, kids!
Wednesdays on Stocker Street are really happenin’, baby!
Following up on a previous incident at a residence on Stocker St., a police officer received an anonymous tip that underage drinking parties and frequent marijuana use were taking place at a certain apartment every Wednesday. According to the report, the matter is under investigation—on Tuesdays and Thursdays, hippies!
Friday, August 3
One citation and one verbal warning were issued during traffic enforcement on Sweetwater St. and Griswold St. One citation and one verbal warning were issued by Main St. and the Lynn Fells Pkwy.
Now we know why tigers eat their young!
A Westland Ave. resident reported that in the past few weeks someone has been throwing eggs at his home. According to the report, victim again had to wash the eggs off his home due to another attack. The man reported that while outside he observed a group of youths drive slowly past his home, and one of the occupants threw a beer bottle out the window in his direction. The man then reported a second vehicle: a Monte Carlo with white lettering across the windshield. The man asked the vehicle’s occupants if they had a problem. The man stated that someone inside the vehicle said he had no idea what he was talking about, then drove away, allegedly yelling obscenities at the man. The homeowner requested the incident be documented in case similar ones should occur. At midnight the man called back to report that he found trash strewn all over the street.
The simplicity of stupidity—or “How not to hide 60 people in your basement”
Small town house parties that begin in the street and start cranking after midnight never seem to stay off the police dept.’s radar—party-goers were discovered playing “hide-and-seek” with officers in an Alder St. basement. Following reports by perturbed neighbors, dispatched officers headed to the Alder St. home and watched the lights go dim when no one answered after they knocked on the front door. Officers soon discovered approximately 60 people hiding in the darkened basement. Officers soon cleared out the residence, and peace was restored to the neighborhood.
Saturday, August 4
Sometimes they run in packs of threes
Police were summoned to Bob’s Store on Route 1 North: Loss prevention employees had detained a shoplifter. Police discovered that two more suspects may still have been in the store. Dispatched officers soon found the alleged shoplifters. The three suspects—Anthony C. DiGiulio, David N. Attardo, and Kristina Attardo—will all be summoned to Lynn District Court.
Can a potential sales customer really warm up to facial piercing?
Police received a call from a Lynn Fells Pkwy. homeowner who reported that two suspicious males, described as in their early twenties with facial piercing, attempted to conduct solar assessments at residences. Dispatched officers checked the area but were unable to locate the pierced protagonists of suspect solar sales.
Sunday, August 5
Maybe Sonny has a good explanation—maybe not
A patrolman performing a routine building check at the Belmonte Middle School discovered a Toyota Camry parked in the back lot and occupied by two young men, one unlicensed and allegedly driving his dad’s car. According to the report, the mother of one occupant arrived to take him home. Police woke up the other’s dad to inform him of his son’s activities. Can you say, “grounded for life”?
I bet it worked in the commercial—just not at the mall
Square One Mall security reported to police that an abandoned Jeep Cherokee was on the rocks behind Dick’s Sporting Goods—with the door open and the motor still running for over an hour. The New Hampshire registered vehicle, deemed unsafe on the rocks in the mall parking lot, was towed away. Maybe the owner was still climbing…maybe not.
Monday, August 6
Four citations were issued during traffic enforcement on Main St. near the Dept. of Public Works building. One citation was issued at Vine St. by Main St.
So that’s why the welcome mat said, “In times of peace, prepare for war”
A man gutting a home he had just purchased on Laurine Rd. reported to police that he found some firearms in the sheetrock-covered basement ceiling. Three revolvers, two pellet guns, and some ammunition in a plastic bag were collected by police. The items are being investigated as to their origin and whether they had been used in any criminal activity.