Police Briefs 07-18-2018


A Vane Street man was arrested on July 9 for allegedly harassing his neighbor for weeks, and finally attempting to assault him with a metal bottle opener.

Around 11:20 a.m., police responded to Vane Street and found a victim who said his neighbor had tried to assault him with a bottle opener. Both parties were on scene.

The victim said he has been harassed for months, and a confrontation occurred that morning. As he tried to walk away, the suspect pulled out a silver, metal bottle opener and began to wave it around in an effort to hit the victim.

He did not make contact or strike the victim, but the man was arrested.

Joseph Spataro, 46, of 83 Vane St., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.



A Billerica woman has been arrested after being found behind the wheel while allegedly under the influence of a narcotic on July 11.

Around 8:23 p.m., police were called to the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot on Beach Street, where they found a female slumped over the wheel of a running vehicle. Police had received multiple calls from concerned passersby.

Police observed the tail lights and the engine on, while the woman appeared to be unconscious. Police knocked on the window and she stirred, but wasn’t able to come to. Officers opened the door and, after an investigation, charged her.

Jamie Marcolongo, 33, of Billerica, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs and negligent operation.




Revere Police addressed a situation at the Registray of Motor Vehicle on Mahoney Circle last Thursday afternoon, July 12.

A man at the Registry apparently grew frustrated and hit a staff member and the security guard there. However, Registry officials didn’t want to press charges. They asked that the man be barred from returning to that branch.

Police noted the request.



A Cooledge Street woman was summonsed after allegedly chasing a man over a road rage situation and threatening him with a bat on July 8.

Around 8:30 p.m., the man told police that the woman became irate on Broadway when he allegedly cut her off, screaming at him from behind. The woman then accelerated ahead of him and threw a bottle at his car while at a stop sign. Later, the woman passed him and then hit the brakes suddenly – causing him to hit her from behind. The man then asked them what they were doing.

He said they became agitated and one woman got out, brandishing a bat, though she didn’t strike him with it.

Police were quickly on scene, and observed that a child was in the car with the suspects. The DCF was notified of the incident.

Maren Ceja, 23, of 85 Cooledge St., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless endangerment of a child under 18 and operating recklessly.




A West Virginia man was arrested at the Suffolk Downs stables during the weekend race event last week when he allegedly hit another man with a tire iron.

On Saturday, July 7, police were called to the stables around 8:30 a.m. for an altercation with a weapon. A verbal altercation apparently led one man to threaten the other with a tire iron. At one point, he hit the victim in the arm with it.

John Campbell, 54, of Branson, W.V., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.



An East Boston man was arrested after on Thursday, July 5, near the Revere Beach Train Station after threatening violence and yelling racial slurs against several people who were black and Latino.

Around 9:11 p.m., the man and two others were on Shirley Avenue when he began to yell racial slurs at a man walking by who was Hispanic. As that continued, a black male intervened and told him to stop.

That elicited racials slurs against that man and others in his group.

The suspect had a piece of wood with him and threatened to assault the man and those in his group with it.

Police responded and noted that he continued to be disruptive and they witnessed him shouting racial slurs at both groups.

Charles Dalton, 55, of East Boston, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, and Civil Rights violations.



Revere Police arrested a Lynn man after he drove over several signs on Brown Circle and then crashed his car further away on Douglas Street.

On July 2, around 7:48 p.m., police responded to calls for an erratic driver who smashed into two signs on Brown Circle and fled the scene.

At the same time, officers got reports from other officer on Douglas Street that there had been a motor vehicle accident. Using the description from witnesses, officers were able to connect the two incidents.

The man was yelling and bleeding on Douglas Street, and police determined he was intoxicated.

Felipe Araya, 33, of Lynn, was charged with operating under the influence of liquor (second offense), unlicensed operation, leaving the scene, unregistered vehicle, and uninsured vehicle.



Revere Police charged an Everett man for allegedly writing false checks from his employers checkbook.

On Saturday, July 7, police arrested the man after an investigation revealed the man had allegedly written seven checks to himself from the company checkbook at Wonderland Auto. One was for $1,500 and six were for $800.

The owner was unaware until recently.

The man said he would pay it back, but that didn’t occur.

Henrique Alves, 39, of Everett, was charged with one count of larceny by check over $1,200, and six counts of larceny by check under $1,200.



Arrest Report


Joseph P. Spataro, 46, of 83 Vane St., was arrested on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.



Jamie L. Marcolongo, 33, of Billerica, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

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