Caller Reports Argument With Roommate Over Assault That Never Took Place

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

The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Feb. Feb 5-7.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

  • 3:39 p.m. A female caller reported her ex threatened to kill her during a child exchange at his workplace (Prattville Machine on Jubilee Drive). Police said it was just an argument.
  • 5:33 p.m. A caller reported an erratically driven black Cadillac sedan covered in mud was traveling west on Lowell Street from Route 128 to Forest Street. Police were unable to find the sedan.
  • 6:30 p.m. The Animal Control officer responded to the Sunoco station on Lynn Street for an injured turkey. The officer said the bird flew away.
  • 7:21 p.m. A 33-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for larceny over $250, following a report from a female caller at Metro PCS on Main Street that someone stole a large amount of money from the store.
  • 7:42 p.m. Wanda A. Tejada Sauzo, 30, of 25 Garden Ter., Salem, was arrested at JC Penney for shoplifting and furnishing a false name.
  • 7:46 p.m. A caller at a Park Street apartment reported he was having a dispute with his roomate in regard to an assault that never took place. An officer said the male wanted to report criminal activity by his neighbors.
  • 9:23 p.m. Police responded to the corner of Washington and Hancock streets on a report of a hit-and-run car accident. Two vehicles were struck and towed from the scene. The suspect fled the scene on foot and took his license plate with him. An officer contacted Salem police after following footprints to an address on Butler Street in Salem. Police spoke with the parents at that address and said they found the license plate and a coat. A 17-year-old male was then issued a court summons for leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

  • 6:41 a.m. Police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle at the corner of Lowell and Endicott streets. A 17-year-old male student was transported to North Shore Children's Hospital with injuries. The vehicle was a blue 1999 GMC driven by a Peabody woman. No citations or charges were reported at the time.
  • 9:05 a.m. A caller reported a vehicle struck a tree at the corner of Lake Street and Huntington Drive. A green 2006 Toyota Camry that was driven by a Lynn woman was towed from the scene.
  • 12:49 p.m. An employee at the Abercrombie Kids store at the mall reported she was threatened by two unknown Hispanic males after they were told they could not buy in bulk and that there was a limit on how many items they could buy.
  • 12:55 p.m. A caller at Cleaning Services Guaranteed on Sprague Street reported some company checks were stolen and cashed.
  • 2:39 p.m. Store security at Sears reported a theft of a Nintendo Wii and Xbox. He said a male suspect fled in a black Dodge Ram pickup truck eastbound on Route 114.
  • 4:01 p.m. Police received a report of a pedestrian accident near the Dunkin' Donuts on Central Street. Police said the pedestrian suffered minor injuries and the male, who appeared to be intoxicated, walked into a woman's car and then left the scene. He was located by officers and taken home to his apartment on Crowninshield Street.
  • 4:27 p.m. A caller on Pine Street reported there were people in an abandoned building next door to his home.  He could hear a couple of people in there throwing stuff around. An officer said there were three youths inside who said they were doing a history project about the old firehouse. They were sent on their way.
  • 4:46 p.m. State police requested an area check of the Whispering Meadows trailer park on Route 1 for a car that the fled the scene of an accident on the highway and headed toward there. Police said a male was driving the  car and the owner would be reporting the vehicle as stolen. State police called back to report they located the car and the driver.
  • 5:44 p.m. Report of an injured turkey obstructing traffic at the intersection of Lynnfield, Lynn and Washington streets -- "turkey has flown the coop." The bird was gone when an officer arrived.
  • 6:52 p.m. A caller reported he was cut off by another vehicle on Central Street and then that car followed him. He said he in turn followed the offending car and the two drivers exchanged words, during which the other driver called him a name. The caller was asked by the dispatcher if it was a road rage incident between the two and the caller then "used profanity and hung up the phone."
  • 7:33 p.m. Police received a report of a stolen cell phone from a locker at the YMCA.
  • 7:35 p.m. Rosemary J. Pacini, 67, of 16 Crowninshield St. #308, Peabody, was arrested for shoplifting and trespassing at Macy's.
  • 9:07 p.m. A female caller on Ellsworth Road reported her ex-husband ripped the rear windshield wiper off her vehicle in an act of vandalism.
  • 10:20 p.m. John J. O'Brien, of 18 East Highland St., Lynn, was arrested at a McIntyre Court apartment for possession of a Class C drug and on two warrants from Lynn District Court. A female caller told police her daughter's ex-boyfriend was there and she wanted him removed.
  • 11:28 p.m. Report of a "problem with water coming from the toilet" at an apartment at the Peabody House on Walnut Street. The Fire Department was notified.

Thursday, Feb. 7

  • 7:36 p.m. Lauren M. McCarthy, 26, of 6 Cushing St. #1, Salem, was arrested at a Walker Road home on two counts of domestic assault and battery.
  • 10:36 a.m. A 44-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and tailgating after a report of a hit-and-run car accident at the corner of Washington and Ayer streets.
  • 11:26 a.m. A caller reported a howling cat was in the vacant lot behind the Main Branch Library and said several feral cats lived there. The Animal Control Officer advised her the feral cat "could be in heat." The caller said she would verify and call back if there was a problem.
  • 12:18 p.m. The school resource officer at Higgins Middle School reported his cruiser was damaged in an act of vandalism.


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


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