The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from June 5-6.
Wednesday, June 5
- 3:38 p.m. Police responded to Sunset Drive on a complaint of dirt bikes and ATVs in the area. Officers spoke with three people and advised them they would be arrested and charged with trespassing if they returned to the area for recreational play with their vehicles.
- 3:39 p.m. A caller on Buttonwood Lane complained that a skunk in the neighborhood was spraying too much and she couldn't sleep because of the odor. She was advised to not hunt or trap the skunk and instead discuss the situation with the neighbor in whose yard the skunk was living, and possibly hire an exterminator. She said didn't want to, however, because the two didn't get along. She was advised to call MassWildlife then.
- 3:45 p.m. The Fire Department reported a road rage incident involving one of their vehicles at the Lynn Street station. An officer said a car illegally passed in front of an emergency vehicle and he would speak with the driver.
- 3:46 p.m. Report of some medication stolen from a person while at Pierpont Park.
- 7:43 p.m. The Fire Department extinguished a grill fire on Pequot Road.
Thursday, June 6
- 1:56 a.m. Report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident at the corner of Clement Avenue and Putnam Street. A caller said a small, gray two-door car left the scene headed up Marlborough Road. DPS was notified to pick up debris at the scene.
- 8:45 a.m. An officer reported there was a box spring left near the fence at Monument Cemetery on Wallis Street. DPS was notified to remove the box spring.
- 10:15 a.m. Report of a deer struck by a motor vehicle on Centennial Drive near Route 128. Police said the deer was not at the scene when they arrived.
- 10:39 a.m. A caller on Catherine Drive left a message, complaining that a dog chased her cat up a tree last night. The woman later said that the dog was walking on a leash and broke free from the owner when it saw the cat. The woman said she was just upset the dog's owner did not say "Sorry" and didn't help retrieve the cat.
- 12:45 p.m. Staff at the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 114 reported there was a male customer trying to scam the store. The person told police the man had said he received incorrect change and paid with more money than he really did. It turned out the man also allegedly tried the same scam earlier at the Dunkin's up the road in Danvers and at one in Beverly the day before. He was described as a white male, about 50 years old, six feet tall, about 250 pounds and wearing a white tee shirt and dark shorts. He was an older model dark gray Infiniti four-door.
- 1:38 p.m. A caller on Reo Road reported someone stole a leafblower.
- 1:51 p.m. Report of a car that crashed into the woods near 245 Lynnfield St. Police said the driver -- a 23-year-old Beverly man -- was out of the vehicle and walking around. No injuries were reported. DPS was notified to remove a tree from the roadway.
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