ATTEMPTED LARCENY AT RED LIGHT
A woman is being praised by police for thwarting several men who apparently were looking to carjack her at several red lights on Squire Road last Friday afternoon.
Around 1:30 p.m., the woman told police, she was at a red light on Squire Road when a light-gold SUV with three men pulled up beside her. They tried to get her attention several times, and she ignored them. Then, the passenger got out of the SUV and knocked on her window.
She continued to ignore them. However, the man tried to force open her door, which thankfully was locked.
At another red light up the street, the men pulled up to her again and tried to open another car door, which was also locked. When the light changed, she drove to the police station to report the matter.
It has been referred to detectives.
“This woman did the right thing by ignoring them and having her doors locked while in the car,” said Lt. Amy O’Hara. “She prevented a further crime from happening by taking those measures.”
Revere Police are investigating what appears to be a fatal overdose on Raymond Road last Friday night.
Police were called to the Revere Housing Authority property for a report of a drug overdose, and found that the victim has died. Police said it appeared to be drug related, but it is under investigation.
A man who had been tossed out of the Lido Club on Saturday night for acting up inside was later found smashing car windshields outside in the parking lot and arrested.
Around 9:46 p.m., police were called to a disturbance inside the club, where a man was out of control. The man was asked to leave, and he did so, leaving with two women.
Later, however, police were alerted to the same man outside smashing windshields in the lot.
They confirmed he was the same man and moved into arrest him. After a struggle, he was put into custody.
Marvin Giron, 31, of 91 Summer Ave., was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery, resisting arrest, malicious destruction of property over $250, and being a disorderly person.
Police have summonsed a Revere man for allegedly trying to perpetrate a stolen car scam from a rental car company.
On Monday, March 5, police pulled the man over on the Parkway as he was driving a stolen car. After an inquiry, they learned that he was the man who had reported the car stolen – a car that he had rented. The man’s story didn’t jive, and police discovered that he had done a similar thing in the past.
Dennis Emberley, 60, of 418 Parkway, has been charged with false report of a motor vehicle, failing to report the recovery of a motor vehicle and receiving a stolen vehicle.
MAN INDICTED FOR BENEFITS SCAM
A Boston resident has been indicted for using stolen identities to obtain public assistance and avoid consequences for multiple criminal charges incurred over the past several years.
The Suffolk County Grand Jury on March 7 returned indictments charging Clei Sandoval-Arias, 29, with two counts of identity fraud, four counts of furnishing a false name at arrest, and two counts of larceny over $250 by single scheme. Suffolk prosecutors assigned to the DA’s Special Prosecutions Unit worked with police in Boston, Lynn, and Revere; Massachusetts State Police; the Office of the State Auditor; the U.S. Social Security Administration; and Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The charges reflect his alleged use of an innocent Millbury man’s identity to obtain state benefits, rendering the victim ineligible for those programs, and providing police in Boston and Revere with the victim’s name and identity following arrest on four separate dates.
The investigation revealed that Sandoval-Arias also used the identity of a New Jersey man to obtain a Massachusetts identification card; those alleged actions took place in 2012, however, and are barred from prosecution by the statute of limitations.
While the investigation did not reveal how Sandoval-Arias obtained the Millbury man’s personal identifying information, the evidence suggests that he used it to obtain more than $4,720 in MassHealth and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The victim reported that this led to difficulties in enrolling in MassHealth under his true name.
The evidence also suggests that Sandoval-Arias used this man’s name when he was arrested on various charges. Those cases include a 2015 Lynn case charging possession of a Class B substance; a 2015 Revere case charging assault and battery; and a 2016 case in Boston charging trafficking in a Class A substance. Some of the cases have already been dismissed; others will be re-charged with the defendant’s true name.
Sandoval-Arias is expected to face arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court on March 23.
OVERDOSE BEHIND THE WHEEL
A Maine man was charged with operating under the influence of drugs after police allegedly found him passed out behind the wheel, possibly overdosed, while in the middle of Winthrop Parkway last Friday.
Around 10 p.m., police encountered a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road at Winthrop Parkway and Wave Avenue.
A male was behind the wheel and seemed to be unconscious and under the influence of a narcotic.
Thomas Blake, 32, of Orchard Beach, Maine, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs.
TEENS DISRUPT RUMNEY
Two teens who are not Revere students were arrested after disrupting school at release of the Rumney Marsh Academy on March 7.
Police encountered the students at the Rumney and they were uncooperative.
They were discovered to not be Revere students after an inquiry and were trespassed.
A 13-year-old juvenile and 15-year-old juvenile were charged with disturbing a school assembly.
EMPLOYEES ASSAULTED AT GYM
Revere Police took a report from employees of Planet Fitness gym at the Wonderland Marketplace last Saturday morning.
Around noon, employees encountered a woman working out who was not a member. However, she had her friend’s member card, which is allowed only if the friend is on premises. She said he was outside and went to get him.
He came in for a while and then left again.
Employees confronted the woman to tell her the man had to be on premises or she couldn’t work out. At that point, the man came back, and the woman and man allegedly assaulted the employees and fled.
Police are investigating the matter.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT
Winthrop Avenue; and Crest Avenue.
Motor Vehicle Theft: *VFW Parkway; *Campbell Avenue; and Abruzzi Street.
Motor Vehicle Accidents: (38)
Brown Circle (2); Copeland Circle; Lee Burbank Hwy; Broadway; North Shore Rd; Squire Road; Mountain Avenue; McCoba Street; Beach Street; Broadway; Broadway; Amelia Place; True Street; Raymond Road; Furlong Drive; Proctor/B; Adams Street; Salem Street; North Shore Rd; Malden Street; Newhall Street; Squire Road; Warren Street; Allston Street; Hichborn Street; Squire Road; North Shore Rd; Winthrop Avenue; Charger Street; Squire Road; Harris/Winthrop; Broadway; Malden Street; North Shore Rd; Centennial Avenue; Squire Road; and Furlong Drive.
Loud Parties (after 9 p.m.): 4
MONDAY, MARCH 5
Marcos DeLeon, 35, of Lynn, was arrested on three outstanding warrants and on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Ana Haydée Gonzalez, 58, of Boston, was arrested on a charge of larceny of property greater than $250.
Two juveniles, ages 15 and 17, were arrested on charges of trespassing and causing a disturbance at a school.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Moises Chavez, 32, of Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of shoplifting.
Raymond P. DeFranzo, 26, of 92 Proctor Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon, making a threat to commit a crime, and assault & battery in a domestic situation.
Marvin Giron, 31, no hometown listed, was arrested on charges of assault & battery upon a police officer, assault & battery, resisting arrest, causing malicious destruction to property greater than $250, and disorderly conduct.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on a charge of shoplifting.
Kyle Thomas Melanson, 32, of Lynnfield, was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant.