Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Last week, more than 1,000 feet of wire reported stolen. Vehicle recovered behind Loui's Roast Beef.
About $7,000 worth of copper wire was reported stolen from the MarketStreet job site last week, as well as a vehicle that was apparently recovered before it was even discovered missing. According to a Lynnfield Police report, about 900 feet of copper wire valued at $4,000 was stolen last weekend, as was 300 feet of high-voltage copper wire valued at about $3,000. The report was received Monday morning. While investigating this theft, police were also informed that a 1999 white Ford rack body truck had also been stolen from the work site that night. Before it was reported stolen, police had already come across the vehicle parked behind Loui's Roast Beef near Route 1 and Salem Street. Police determined that access to MarketStreet was gained …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Lynnfield Police Department getting ready to make first budget requests for the coming MarketStreet era. Chief David Breen talked this week about what's coming up.
When the MarketStreet Lynnfield development is up and running late this year, Lynnfield Police hope to have an outreach center, an officer who's trained with a bicycle, and two new officers as part of their strategy to keep up with demand for service calls. In a phone conversation with Patch.com this week, Police Chief David Breen talked about some of his department's priorities as the largest development in the town's history prepares to get up and running. He also talked about some of the things he has learned by studying comparable developments, such as Legacy Place in Dedham. The Lynnfield Police Department has long expected to request two new officers this year with an eye on MarketStreet. On Monday, Town Administrator Bill Gustus …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
This week, Patch.com checked in with Lynnfield and Wakefield police chiefs to ask for their thoughts on the current debate over stopping gun violence.
Public officials from President Obama to Governor Deval Patrick to local state representatives are stepping forward to offer new proposals aimed at curbing gun violence these days. To gain some local perspective, this website checked in with Lynnfield Chief of Police David Breen and Wakefield Chief of Police Rick Smith. The president’s gun control proposals include things like background checks, a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips, and a renewal of the federal assault weapons ban that expired a few years ago. Chief Breen said that he had not fully reviewed the gun control proposals from the White House, but he expressed support for the assault weapons ban and also noted that the current proposals can only do so much. “I think most …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Police arrested a 51-year-old Lynnfield man after he barreled through the scene of a bus fire Friday night in his car, causing officers and firefighters to jump out of the way. One officer was clipped with a mirror.
Disregarding directions from police - the fact that he was inebriated didn't help either, a Lynnfield man zoomed through the scene of a bus fire Friday night in Downtown Peabody and clipped one officer with the car's sideview mirror. Peabody police arrested Roland Caron, 51, of 6 Baldwin Ln., Lynnfield, after he led them on a short chase through residential side streets off Washington Street where the fire was, reports the Daily Item of Lynn. Caron was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense), one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car), four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (car), driving recklessly to endanger and failure to stop for a police officer. The Item reports that an …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The suspect reportedly stole a $50 gift basket from Yankee Candle and injured employees with her vehicle while fleeing the scene. Police are seeking a woman with a gray 4-door vehicle, possibly Mercury Sable, with a damaged driver side mirror.
Local police are searching for a woman who allegedly struck two employees with her car while fleeing Yankee Candle with a stolen gift basket. On Monday, March 19 after 6:30 p.m., Lynnfield Police responded to the Yankee Candle outlet on Route 1. The police report indicates that the female suspect allegedly walked out of the store with a gift basket and, when confronted, entered her vehicle and refused to leave the basket. One employee reportedly stood in front of the vehicle and the other was behind it. The suspect allegedly struck the one in front first, and then proceeded to back up, striking the other one. One of the employees reported elbow and pelvis injuries as well as arm lacerations from falling after going up on the hood of the …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Traffic enforcement activities up 130 percent compared to 2010.
Lynnfield Police Chief David Breen announced this week in an email to town officials and local media that traffic enforcement activities were up 130% compared to 2010. Breen reported that traffic enforcement efforts include written citations and warnings, as well as verbal warnings. In 2010, Lynnfield Police logged 527 traffic enforcement actions – while in 2011, that figure went up to 1,209. “These numbers underscore the fact that the department listened to the complaints of the residents and took an active approach to mitigate traffic concerns in Lynnfield,” said Breen. “It is gratifying to have a group of officers that strive to work together with the community to solve problems.” In late March, the department announced that it had …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
One arrested in Lynnfield, the other in Lynn after Detective Hnath spots suspicious activity near Walnut Street and checks it out.
A 31 year old Revere man was arrested in Lynnfield late Tuesday morning after an alert off-duty detective observed suspicious activity on Walnut Street and stopped to investigate it. Detective Anthony Hnath was driving his own car down Walnut Street late Tuesday morning when he spotted a gray Mitsubishi operating slowly in the neighborhood with two male occupants. From there, Hnath reported that he saw one man get out of the vehicle with a backpack, and proceed to ring the doorbell of a Walnut Street home. The two men appeared to be communicating with each other, making Hnath suspect that the driver was acting as a lookout. Hnath informed headquarters of the situation and Sergeant Louis Trapasso soon arrived to assist him. Hnath reported …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
A 33-year-old woman is facing several charges after an incident Friday where she is accused of stealing prescription drugs and then assaulting a town resident when confronted about it. A Lynnfield Police report indicates that Sara Barry, whose listed address is in Seattle, Washington, is charged with larceny of a drug, assault and battery on an individual over 60 and larceny over $250. According to the report, the woman's father, a Lynnfield resident, reported that his daughter was staying with him at the time of incident to help with his care - and that a quantity of Oxycodone and Valium pills had gone missing, as well as a sizeable sum of cash. The suspect allegedly became enraged when confronted about the missing pills and is accused of…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Patrolman Raymond Barnes joins Lynnfield from Peabody force.
Patrolman Raymond Barnes became the newest member of the Lynnfield Police force this week, following approval by the Board of Selectmen. Barnes was one of about 12 officers to inquire about making a lateral transfer to join the Lynnfield force and was chosen from three finalists. He has been with the Peabody force since 1997, and also brings a wide variety of certifications with him that will be of value to the Lynnfield force. He is certified as a firearms instructor, less lethal shotgun instructor, taser instructor, defensive tactics instructor, CPR instructor and first responder. Barnes is also a certified underwater criminal investigator and has an open water diver certification from PADI. "We're very happy to have someone of his …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
All information is provided by Chelmsford Police. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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