The driver of a work van reported at 9:48 a.m. that the car lost its brakes on North Street and he drove into a snowbank to stop the vehicle. He was OK and called for a tow, the log said.
A mailman that usually serves a route on Endicott Avenue reported at 3:19 p.m. that the mail has been piling up at one of the homes for the last two days. He said that normally people on his route notify him when they are going away so they can have their mail put on hold, but when he spoke to a neighbor, they said they have not seen or heard from the residents either. They also haven’t seen the dog that lives at the house. An officer spoke to the resident, who said he was on vacation.
A caller on Barnstable Street reported several kittens making noise at 7:55 a.m. The caller felt that the cats may be at risk because of the cold, the log item said.
Police arrested Adilis Romirez, 39, of 231 Essex St., Lynn, at 9:46 a.m. on Essex Street on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop at a red light. Romirez was also arrested on an active warrant.
Police arrested Steven Taylor, 26, of 115 H Street, South Boston, at 10 p.m. on a charge of shoplifting by price tag tampering. Taylor was arrested at the Kohl’s on Independence Way.
At 6:22 a.m., police arrested Kevins Lopes, 21, of 2 Old Colony Lane, Arlington, on a warrant for violating an abuse prevention order, at Motel 6 on Newbury Street.
A resident of Chase Street reported at 10:03 a.m. that her dog was attacked by another dog.