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20-Year-Old Charged With Firearm Violations After Report of Gunshots

The following information was provided by the Peabody Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following excerpts are from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Nov. 2-3.

Saturday, Nov. 2

  • 8:50 a.m. Police received a "frantic" 911 call from a resident at Connolly Terrace. An officer said it turned out to just be a dispute with a neighbor over dumping leaves. The officer advised the neighbor to put the leaves in a bag and dispose of them properly.
  • 10:57 a.m. A 42-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons on charges of aggravated assault and battery and making threats to commit a crime. A caller had reported a domestic situation with her child father's who lived at a Main Street apartment. The suspect fled the area in a car before police arrived and Lynn police were notified.
  • 11:22 a.m. A caller reported there was an injured cat in the road on Goodale Street. The feline was brought to Borash Veterinary Clinic.
  • 12:38 p.m. A caller on Goodale Street reported both his home and motor vehicle were vandalized.
  • 1:17 p.m. A caller reported a car with the Massachusetts license plate "lipstk" was driving down Main Street with five to six occupants inside throwing pumpkins out onto the street.
  • 2:55 p.m. A caller reported a friend of his called and told him a neighbor was shooting a handgun. A dispatcher then contacted the original caller who said she did not see the incident, but heard shots being fired from a home on Buxton Lane. She said her roommate believed there were multiple shots fired by the same person the day before. Police subsequently issued a court summons to a 20-year-old Buxton Lane resident for unlawful possession of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm and possession of a Class E substance.
  • 5:07 p.m. A caller reported hearing gunshots in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Police said the noises were from kids lighting off fireworks.
  • 7:50 p.m. A caller reported a past attempted break-in at a Washington Street apartment. Police said someone tried to gain entry via an apartment window by cutting a screen.
  • 8:16 p.m. A caller reported a motor vehicle hit a bush and a sidewalk outside the CVS on Lynnfield Street. The driver then entered the store.
  • 9:47 p.m. Matthew S. Wolpe, 29, of Wilmington, was arrested on two warrants out of Chelsea and Malden district courts, following a report of a domestic incident on Crane Brook Way.
  • 10:48 p.m. A caller reported a past break-in at a Washington Street apartment. Police said someone cut a screen on a window and stole approximately $200 in jewelry.

Sunday, Nov. 3

  • 1:46 a.m. A caller reported he spotted four males vandalizing his neighbor's house on Moulton Road and he then chased the youths down Cardigan Road. Police said the neighbor's home was egged.
  • 8:58 a.m. A caller on Crane Brook Way reported her ex-boyfriend came to her apartment and stole an entire bottle of prescription pills and an adapter. She said the management hadn't changed the locks yet.
  • 2:44 p.m. A caller at Gaeta's Auto Service on Route 1 North reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill.
  • 4:13 p.m. A caller on Crane Brook Way reported people inside a car were smoking marijuana. Police checked the area, but didn't find the vehicle.
  • 4:53 p.m. Thomas J. Connors, 29, of 280A Washington St., Peabody, was arrested at his apartment and booked as a courtesy for Saugus police. Connors was wanted in connection with an ongoing domestic assault and battery case in Saugus.
  • 7:05 p.m. A caller at Pine Grove Mobile Estates reported someone broke into a residence and stole a TV and two drills.
  • 7:44 p.m. Police said they were receiving numerous calls from residents complaining about receiving the same type of phone call from North Shore Bank, which claimed they were locked out of their accounts. The fraudulent message then asked for people's credit card numbers. Police sent out an alert notifying the public to not give out personal information.
  • 10:14 p.m. A caller on Lowell Street reported her husband left their three-year-old daughter home alone for an undetermined amount of time while he went over to the neighbor's house. She came home to find the girl crying in the middle of the kitchen floor.

For questions on this log, email peabody@patch.com.

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