The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Nov. 27-29.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
- 5:44 p.m. A caller reported two people were engaged in sexual activities inside an SUV in an employee parking lot behind 4 Centennial Dr. Police checked the area, but didn't find anything.
- 6:50 p.m. Employees at Nordstrom reported two Burberry purses, worth $1,500 each, were stolen by a shoplifter.
- 7:27 p.m. A caller reported being the victim of a scam, trying to buy a TV from someone in the parking lot outside Sears.
- 10:27 p.m. Police received a report of drug activity inside a white vehicle at Highland Park.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
- 8:55 a.m. Police received a report of a suspicious person walking toward Wilson Square on Pulaski Street. The male, who was wearing dark blue jeans and a brown Carhartt jacket, fit a general description of the Plaistow, N.H. man wanted child abuse. Police then received a similar call at 11:06 a.m. saying the man was at Pete's-a-Place on Central Street. Police checked the area, but didn't find anything. Later that day Roland Dow and Jessica Linscott were finally arrested down in Florida.
- 9:50 a.m. Dennis M. Porter, 43, of 25 Greatwoods Rd., Lynn, was arrested at Pine Grove Estates for armed robbery and on a warrant. See related story.
- 12:14 p.m. A caller at Terrace Estates reported some construction equipment was stolen.
- 12:17 p.m. A caller on Winona Street reported approximately 10 gallons of gasoline was stolen from his vehicle.
- 2:57 p.m. A man came to the station to report a past larceny at his business -- Travelex -- located at the Northshore Mall.
- 3:40 p.m. A caller on Margin Terrace reported a laptop computer was stolen from his unlocked vehicle the day before.
- 3:48 p.m. A caller reported he was concerned there were two children about four years old behind the bar at Greg's Lounge. An officer responded to the scene, but said the individuals were gone.
- 4:14 p.m. A caller at the corner of Roland and Colonial roads reported there was a male walking around the neighborhood in a UPS jacket and pushing a dolly, but there was no truck in the vicinity and the man was not in full uniform. Police checked the area, but could not find the man.
- 4:24 p.m. An officer reported someone stuck a knife or ice pick into the side of one of his tires, flattening it.
- 5:38 p.m. Christopher G. Dunston, 22, of 10 First St. #505, Salem, was arrested for shoplifting at JC Penney and on a warrant out of Salem District Court.
- 8:09 p.m. A caller on Central Street reported her car was damaged by nip bottles, which were thrown at it.
- 10:43 p.m. A caller on Parsons Street reported a break-in to a second-floor apartment. Police said someone came in through a window and stole $3,000 in cash.
Thursday, Nov. 29
- 12:12 a.m. A caller at Holiday Inn reported a car break-in. The driver's side window was smashed and a GPS device was stolen.
- 12:35 a.m. A female reported she was robbed by a man while walking along Endicott Street. Police searched for the suspect and eventually issued a court summons for a 50-year-old Danvers man for unarmed robbery. See related story.
- 1:04 a.m. An officer reported finding a car with a smashed out window at Homewood Suites Hotel. A GPS device was stolen from the vehicle.
- 10:26 a.m. Christopher Hardin, 50, of 18 Macarthur Blvd., Danvers, was arrested at the Courthouse Pub on a warrant for unarmed robbery.
- 12:29 p.m. A man walked into the station to complain dog waste was left behind on a strip of grass across the sidewalk from his lawn. He did not witness the incident and did not know who the owner of the dog was. The man was advised to call the Animal Control Officer if he learned the identity of the person.
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