Police Briefs 10-15-2014


More than 7,000 residents and businesses lost power for a few hours on Sunday afternoon as a result of a blown electrical relay mechanism.

Those affected were stretched from Beachmont to Broadway to Malden Street and Squire Road.

National Grid responded to a blown relay system in the Ward Street area, and it took a few hours to get things back up and running.

Fire crews noted numerous calls for services during the outage.

ARRESTED on multiple charges

Revere Police arrested a woman late Sunday night for allegedly strangling a woman on Malden Street and putting her in fear for her life.

Around 11:45 p.m. police were called to the home and found a 48-year-old woman that appeared intoxicated at the door. Inside, they heard desperate calls for help coming from a bedroom. Three officers responded to the scene and found an older woman in the bedroom on the floor, distraught and bleeding.

She told police that the other woman, who is related to her, had been told to leave earlier in the day for being disruptive. The woman left, but returned to get some items. The older woman left the items in a mailbox and, again, told the woman to leave.

However, the woman came back to ask for her medication, and the older woman let her in to get the meds.

The woman allegedly got a crazy look in her eyes and hit the older woman in the face with a bedroom door. She covered the older woman’s mouth with her hands until she couldn’t breath.

The older woman told police she was calling for help and felt that she was going to die.

She tried to locate a phone to call 9-1-1, but the phone had been taken off the hook.

Luckily, the older woman had a Life Alert bracelet and was able to summon police by pushing its panic button.

At the station, the woman spit upon a female  officer who was trying to book her.

Julie Morrisey, 48, of 100 Malden St., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, intimidating a witness, strangulation/suffocation, and assault and battery on a police officer.


One of the newest things for young people is to trade high-priced sneakers, and one young man in Beachmont got beat up and robbed for the second time in the sneaker trade game.

Apparently young people purchase expensive, limited edition sneakers and trade them or sell them via the Internet.

On Sunday evening, the juvenile had set up a meeting at 9 p.m. on Roughan Street to trade a pair of $600 sneakers.

As he walked down the sidewalk to the meeting location, someone jumped out of the bushes and beat him over the head – taking the sneakers and fleeing.

He reported that this is the second time he’s been robbed in such a manner since getting into the sneaker swap system.


Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief of Police Joseph Cafarelli recently announced that the Revere Police Department launched a tough new speed and aggressive driving enforcement blitz for the City of Revere. The intensified enforcement effort against speeding and aggressive drivers underscores the severity of the problem both locally and across the nation.

“Speeding translates to death on our roadways. It greatly reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object, or an unexpected curve. Speeding drivers put themselves, their passengers, and other drivers at tremendous risk,” said Chief Cafarelli.

In 2012, speeding was a contributing factor in more than a third of all fatal crashes in Massachusetts, according to the latest data available from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

“During this campaign, officers will intensify enforcement of posted speed limits in Revere. We’ll stop and ticket anyone caught speeding.” said Cafarelli.

Revere Police will also be on alert for aggressive drivers. Aggressive driving includes many unlawful and dangerous actions, such as exceeding posted speed limits, driving too fast for road conditions, changing lanes without signaling or yielding to other drivers, and passing in emergency lanes or on road shoulders.
“By consistently enforcing traffic laws, increasing fines and other penalties against offenders, and impressing upon citizens the importance of their own safe driving habits, we can show that this dangerous behavior simply won’t be tolerated” said Chief Cafarelli.

For more information, please visit www.mass.gov/highwaysafety.


Revere Police report that motorized scooters are getting stolen at a very crisp clip these days, and through the head’s up police work of one young officer, at least one allegedly stolen scooter is off the streets.

Around 10 p.m. last Tuesday, Oct. 7, the officer observed a woman who is well known to police driving up the street on a scooter with no helmet and no license.

She said she didn’t have a license to operate a scooter, and she also said it wasn’t her scooter.

She wasn’t exactly able, though, to say who she had borrowed it from.

Maryanne Perna, 18, of 57 Roosevelt St., was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Monday, Oct. 6

No Arrests Reported

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Cody Evan Milligan, 22, of 134 Endicott Ave., was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Maryanne Perna, 18, of 57 Roosevelt St., was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Stephen Zucchari Jr., 48, of Chelsea, was charged with possession of a Class E drug and one warrant.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Shawn Faulkner, 41, of 230 Lantern Rd., was charged with assault and battery.

Friday, Oct. 10

Jonathan Arce, 27, of Chelsea, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license (subsequent offense).

Saturday, Oct. 11

Brad Voltero, 33, of 105 Savage St., was charged with Domestic Assault and battery.

Mark Russo, 43, of 431 Park Ave., was charged with one warrant.

Dennis Kirk, 53, of Winthrop, was arrested.

Sunday, Oct. 12

Ashley Cook, 27, of 589 Broadway, was arrested on one warrant.

Dennis DiCato, 32, of Lynn, was charged with shoplifting (third offense), and warrants.

Julie Morrisey, 48, of 100 Malden St., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person 60 or older, intimidating a witness, strangulation/suffocation, and assault and battery on a police officer.

Journal Staff Reports

House Breaks: (0)

Commercial Breaks: (1)

BK’s Bar & Grill – Ocean Avenue

Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (2)

Stone Street; *Broadway – Action Tow

Motor Vehicle Accidents: (34)

Brown Circle; Eliot Circle; Copeland Circle; Mahoney Circle; North Shore Road; Washington/Malden; American Legion Hwy – Cataldo; Parkway; Nahant Ave; School/Broadway; Overlook Ridge Dr.; Dashwood Street; Squire Road; Broadway; Broadway; Beach Street – DD; Broadway/Cushman; Beach Street; Reservoir Avenue; Bennington Street; Revere Street; Graves/Fiske; Bennington/Crescent; Broadway; Squire Road; Squire Road; Beach/Harris; North Shore Rd/Mills; Revere/American Legion Hwy; Ward Street; Folsom Street; Squire Road; Eliot Road; and Squire Road.

House Parties/Loud Stereo Complaints (after 9 p.m.): 7

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