Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Information provided by Lynnfield Police. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
(Editor's note: A spelling error in the headline of this article was corrected on Tuesday at 5:31 p.m.) Lynnfield Police responded to these and other calls for service on Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 26. Top Log Entry On Saturday, Aug. 25 at 12:10 a.m., a manager at Bali Hai on Moulton Drive reported that a patron left on foot towards the park without paying. Officer checked area and could find the person, who gone upon arrival. Friday, Aug. 24 11:10 a.m. Caller reports three dogs running loose on Main Street and Essex. Animal control responding. 12:17 p.m. Alarm sounding on Archer Lane. Officer found rear screen door open, checked interior and found all in order, secured door, alarm still sounding. 1:28 p.m. Caller reports some …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Lynnfield Police warn that new scam emails claim individuals have "discrepancies" in their tax returns and ask people for bank account info.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Lynnfield Police Department is advising all residents of the following scam which has been used successfully to defraud people of savings. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commands attention. When you get something in the mail from the tax agency, you can bet you'll open it right away. That's why the agency is a favorite of scammers who try to trick victims into disclosing personal information. A new scheme is packaged in a spam email with the heading “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).” The first line if the email is designed to get your attention and, perhaps, make you drop your guard: “This is in reference to your 2010 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return we seem to have some discrepancies with your filing.” Notice…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Early Saturday morning, a stolen car was spotted driving on Summer Street. Driver escaped on Route 128.
A driver with a stolen car was spotted on Summer Street Saturday morning and briefly pulled over by Lynnfield Police before he drove off and escaped onto Route 128 North. According to a report by the Lynnfield Police, an officer was monitoring traffic on Summer Street at about 6 a.m. on Saturday morning when he ran the plate number of a passing vehicle. The car, a Honda Civic, had been reported stolen in Peabody. The officer pulled over the vehicle near the Reedy Meadow Golf Course, but as he approached it, the driver sped away, reaching about 60 miles per hour on Walnut Street and approaching 80 miles per hour toward Route 128. As the driver of the stolen vehicle got onto Route 128 North, the Lynnfield Police broke off the pursuit and the…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Lynnfield and state police conducted joint traffic enforcement in response to over-loaded trucks using Walnut Street. Actions to continue in future.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, July 13, 2012
The following is an announcement from the Lynnfield Police Department: On Tuesday, July 11, 2012, The Lynnfield Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Truck Team conducted a joint traffic enforcement response to address overweight trucks using Walnut St as a throughway to Route 1 in Saugus. Trucks over 2 ½ tons are prohibited from using this section of Walnut St. by The Massachusetts D.P.W. The combined efforts produced 25 citations issued to truck operators and owners that used the road in violation of the law. There will be several other combined enforcement actions in this regard in the future. Additionally, The Lynnfield Police Department will continue to monitor Walnut St. for overweight trucks and issue citations to those …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Lynnfield Police monitoring situation to be sure no trend is getting started. Thefts not very similar at first glance.
Two vehicles have been stolen in Lynnfield over the past several weeks, although it is questionable whether the crimes are related in any way. On June 17, the owner of a house on Perkins Lane reported that a 1958 Jaguar Mark 8 was stolen from his garage sometime between then and April 20, when he had last visited the property and checked on it through a garage window. Then, on June 23 a resident reported that a 2004 Toyota Sequioa was stolen from a driveway on Coleman Avenue sometime that day between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. The vehicle was soon recovered, but not under the most favorable circumstances. Lynnfield Police learned from the Lynn Police Department that the vehicle was involved in an accident on Cook Street in that city. A police …
Friday, June 1, 2012
After incident and arrest in nearby Saugus, Lynnfield Police remind residents to only hire reputable companies to perform work.
Following an incident in Saugus on Wednesday, Lynnfield Police are reminding area residents to seek out reputable companies and to be wary of anybody offering to perform work for unusually low rates. According to the police announcement, a senior citizen in Saugus was approached by a man in the parking lot of a shopping center who proceeded to offer to fix some damage on her car’s body panel for $200. The woman agreed, and allowed the man to follow her back to home, said the Lynnfield announcement. From there, it turned out the man used one of the numerous bottles of spray paint in his truck to paint over the area of the car, and then said he was charging the woman an extra $100 on top of that. She reportedly replied that she had no more …
Friday, May 18, 2012
On Thursday, Lynnfield Police Chief David Breen joined Lynnfield Patch for the site's first live chat interview. Here's a look at the conversation.
During Thursday's live chat, town residents sent in their questions for Police Chief David Breen, with a general focus on local quality of life issues such as speeding and other safety matters. Below is a partial transcript with many of the questions that came in from readers, as well as the chief's replies. --------------------- Edward: With the growing number of families with young children on Forest Hill, what is to be done about speeding? Every day kids and adults alike use Forest Hill as a cut-through oftentimes exceeding 40-45mph. Not even the emergency vehicles go that fast. With kids peeling out at the intersection of Forest Hill and Summer, this has become a safety AND quality of life issue. Chief Breen: I have taken many steps to…
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Got a question for Lynnfield's chief of police? Ask in the chat box below!
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Today, Lynnfield Patch unveils its new live chat function, hosting its inaugural live interview with the town's chief of police, David Breen. Got a question? Feel free to submit it!
Motorcycle, currently on one-year lease, expected to be used for traffic enforcement and for school outreach.
On Wednesday afternoon, local media had the opportunity to check out the new Lynnfield Police motorcycle - and depending on how the weather holds up, town residents should start seeing it out on the road within a few days. The motorcycle, a Harley Davidson Electra Glide, arrived at the department a couple of weeks ago and has since been lettered with the Lynnfield Police insignia. Joining Chief David Breen Wednesday in front of the police station were Brian Kelly, CEO of Kelly Automotive Group, and Officer Ray Barnes. Starting early this year, Kelly helped the department raise funds for a one-year lease for the motorcycle, which costs about $4,000. "The only way we could make this work was to establish a partnership with local business," …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Lynnfield Police advise residents to be wary of two men in an SUV claiming to be selling overstocked electronic merchandise.
On Wednesday morning, the Lynnfield Police released a bulletin advising local residents to be wary of two men in a white or grey SUV claiming to be selling overstocked electronic merchandise at half price. Apparently, the merchandise in question is bogus. "People have reported that the product is not what it was reported to be," states the Lynnfield Police announcement. In general, avoiding door to door solicitors as much as possible may be the most adviseable course. In the past, town police have also warned residents to watch out for meat salesmen who were thought to be connected to some break-ins. Another common scam to watch for as summer approaches involves individuals simply showing up at a property and offering to re-pave a driveway…