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Caller Reports Stolen Trash, Suspects Attempt to Commit identity Fraud

The following information was submitted 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 Dec. 20-21.

Thursday, Dec. 20

  • 2:44 p.m. Public Services reportd that a few of a Forest Street resident's chickens and peacocks escaped their pens. Police notified the man and advised him he was responsible for retrieving and properly housing the birds. They said this was an ongoing issue with the man. The Health Department was also notified.
  • 3:05 p.m. A caller on Benevento Circle reported he put his trash out last night at 6 p.m., and that morning at 8 a.m. he discovered that someone had removed all of his trash from the barrel. He checked and JRM had not been by to pick up the trash by that time. The man said he was concerned someone might be attempting to commit identity fraud; a neighbor's trash barrel was similarly emptied.
  • 3:15 p.m. A caller reported his mother's home on Princeton Street was broken into within the past hour. He said entry was gained through the back door and window. Police said it was unknown if anything was taken.
  • 3:45 p.m. A caller reported some tools were stolen from the back of a car at North Shore Bank on Main Street.
  • 3:46 p.m. Police received multiple calls of a water main break at the intersection of Washington and Lynnfield streets. DPS was notified and the Water Department responded to make repairs. Water service was temporarily shut off and the street was closed to traffic. Officers said the road was buckling.
  • 5:44 p.m. A dog was struck and killed by a car on Russell Street. Police said they were looking for a small green car that reportedly hit the dog and fled the area.
  • 8:53 p.m. A caller at the YMCA reported keys, an iPhone and some clothing were stolen from an unlocked locker.
  • 9:20 p.m Stephanie L. Blanchette, 26, of 45 Lawrence St. #2, Salem, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Central Street. She was arrested for driving with a suspended license and a lights violation.
  • 11:41 p.m. Atlantic Ambulance reported a rollover accident with minor injuries on Route 128 before Exit 25. State and Peabody police responded to the scene and shut down the on-ramp from Route 114 westbound onto Route 128 North. One person was transported to Beverly Hospital. 

Friday, Dec. 21

  • 4:51 a.m. Police received a report of possible gunshots near a Mansfield Street home. A caller reported a white male, about five-foot-eight with dark hair and a scruffy beard and wearing a dark tee shirt came to the door asking to call 911. Police said a vehicle from one home apparently struck a car at a neighbor's home along with a city-owned tree on Holten Street. Police said the driver in the first car was taken to Lynn Union Hospital and his passenger was taken to Lahey Clinic. That man, a 43-year-old Peabody resident, was also issued a court summons for driving under the influence of drugs and two counts of leaving the scene of property damage.
  • 6:21 a.m. A burglar alarm was set off at Long's Jewelers. Police said the rear door and camera were damaged a front window was smashed. Police said there was a large rock near the broken glass. An officer walked through the building and said everything appeared to be in order and secure.
  • 8:04 a.m. Shalik J. Seri, 18, of 104 South Common St. #4, Lynn, was arrested for disorderly conduct at the Northshore Mall.
  • 10:35 a.m. Demetra A. Moutsoulas, 33, of 9 Sprague St., Peabody, was arrested at home for two counts of domestic assault and battery.
  • 12:10 p.m. A caller at a Lowell Street apartment reported someone entered her unit and switched her personal keys with an unknown set of keys. Police said they would try to identify the owner of the keys by the Stop & Shop and CVS cards on the chain. Police said there were no signs of forced entry to the apartment.


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

Saber Walsh January 09, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Lovely people among us get cash for as much of your identity as they can find. With tax season coming fast, your draft tax forms are just perfect for these people, and if you photocopy these documents you might like to know that the imaging drive on modern copiers found wherever you go will hold images of these documents indefinitely, and there are many looking to access those drives, too. Never trust your trash -- buy a crosscut shredder and USE it. Don't photocopy documents with your identity on it ANYWHERE. Don't bring your stuff to "we shred it!" places unless you can WATCH your stuff getting shredded.

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