• November 30 2018,  Peabody

    Police Dept. catches another flurry of 911 hang-ups

     By Christopher Roberson   On Nov. 26, between 1:56 p.m. and 1:59 p.m., Peabody Police received eight 911 hang-up calls from a phone number with a 911 area code. According to the police log, the second and third calls came in at 1:57 p.m., the next three calls came in at 1:58 p.m. and the last two calls were received at 1:59 p.m. Police also received three 911 hang-up calls from a 911 area code between Oct. 1 and Oct. 16. However, Capt. Dennis Bonaiuto said it was not clear if the calls that were made on Nov. 26 were connected to the October calls. He also said that some…

  • Lynnfield,  November 30 2018

    Medford woman charged in alleged armed robbery at Market St.

     By Christopher Roberson At 1:40 p.m. on Nov. 19, Lynnfield Police Officer Scott Fitzemeyer responded to a report of shoplifting at Gymboree, 405 Market St. The store manager, whose name was not released, told Fitzemeyer that a woman, later identified as Lacora Jones, 24, of Medford, walked into the store and began draping several items over her arm. According to Fitzemeyer’s report, Jones told the manager to “get away from me” when asked if she needed assistance. Jones then allegedly gave a stern warning before leaving the store: “Come any closer or call the cops and I will [expletive] stab you.” The manager was able to take a picture of…

  • November 21 2018,  Peabody

    FBI warns that posting hoax threats is a crime

    Launches campaign to educate the public to #ThinkBeforeYouPost   The FBI’s Boston Division is launching a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools, events and other public places, and reminds everyone that any threat is taken with the utmost seriousness and will be quickly and thoroughly addressed by law enforcement. Hoax threats are not a joke – they are a crime! In the aftermath of tragic shootings, such as the ones at Santa Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the FBI and law enforcement agencies around the country often see an increase…

  • November 16 2018,  Peabody

    FBI warns that posting hoax threats is a crime

    Launches campaign to educate the public to #ThinkBeforeYouPost   The FBI’s Boston Division is launching a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools, events and other public places, and reminds everyone that any threat is taken with the utmost seriousness and will be quickly and thoroughly addressed by law enforcement. Hoax threats are not a joke – they are a crime! In the aftermath of tragic shootings, such as the ones at Santa Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the FBI and law enforcement agencies around the country often see an increase…

  • Lynnfield,  November 16 2018

    Telemarketers calling with false “Town of Lynnfield” phone ID

    Residents are reporting that they are finding their telephone ringing with a “Town of Lynnfield” display and a local phone number, only to answer and find they are speaking to a telemarketer. Please be advised the Town has no control over the “spoofing” of a Town phone number. Please also know that no Town employee will call you and solicit a donation or purchase, credit card or bank information, or any personal or financial information. If you have any concerns about whether you are speaking to a Town of Lynnfield employee, ask for the name of the employee and the Town department, and then call that department directly. You can…

  • November 9 2018,  Saugus

    Police arrest Lynn man on drug and firearms charges 

      (Editor’s Note: The following is a press release issued this week by the Saugus Police Department.)   Chief Ronald Giorgetti reports that the Saugus Police Department arrested a man on weapon and drug charges. Irving Terrero, 25, of Lynn, was arrested and charged with: Trafficking Cocaine Over 18 Grams Firearm Violation with One Prior Violent/Drug Crime Carrying a Loaded Firearm Without a License Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm Breaking and Entering into a Building in the Nighttime for a Felony Resisting Arrest Assault and Battery on a Police Officer Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card Use of…

  • November 9 2018,  Revere

    Revere Police Narcotics / Gang Unit arrest three following shooting investigation on Cooledge St.

    Special to The Advocate On Saturday November 3, 2018, detectives from the Revere Police Department Narcotics / Gang Unit along with detectives from the Malden Police Department executed a search warrant at 94 Eastern Ave. in Malden. As a result of the above mentioned search warrant execution, detectives did arrest Carlos Figueroa, 40, and Francisco Diaz, 27, on scene and recovered trafficking amounts of the illegal Class B substance (crack cocaine) and the illegal Class A substance (Heroin), as well as three .45 caliber semi-automatic firearms. A third co-defendant identified as Alberto Junior Lopez, 25, is also charged with trafficking in cocaine and heroin and the illegal possession of firearms…

  • Malden,  November 9 2018

    Racist graffiti found at Malden High

     By Barbara Taormina   Malden police are working with school officials to investigate a swastika that was scratched in an elevator at Malden High School. Superintendent of Schools John Oteri sent a letter to parents this week informing them of the incident and the ongoing investigation. Oteri said the high school was open and in full use over the weekend, so a Malden High student or students might not be responsible for the racist graffiti. Oteri called the swastika graffiti a heinous act that was far beyond disappointing. “It is extremely troubling and highly inconsistent with the inclusive culture that we are committed to at Malden High School where there…

  • Malden,  November 9 2018

    Stoneham Police to Charge Malden Man for Discharging Firearm Near School

    STONEHAM — Chief James McIntyre reports that the Stoneham Police Department will charge a man after gunshots rang out near two schools in town. A 52-YEAR-OLD MALE FROM MALDEN is charged with: Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling Improper Storage of a Firearm Violation of a Town Bylaw Relating to the Discharge of a Firearm Disorderly Conduct Disturbing the Peace. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the Stoneham Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area of Karen Drive. Police units were immediately dispatched to the area. As police units were responding to the scene, two nearby schools, Stoneham High School and Colonial Park School, were…

  • November 2 2018,  Peabody

    Girl calls police multiple times claiming rape

     By Christopher Roberson   At 3:08 p.m. on Oct. 16, Peabody Police received another 911 call from a girl on Goodhue Street in Salem stating she had been raped. According the police log, the girl had called the station “several times” earlier in the month. A review of the log showed that a call with a 911 area code came in at 11:57 a.m. on Oct. 1. Another call with the same area code came in at 9:14 a.m. on Oct. 4. For that entry, the log stated that a female was heard laughing in the background. Police received a third call at 8:08 p.m. on Oct. 11; however, officers…