The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Jan. 28-29.
Monday, Jan. 28
- 6:36 a.m. The state Department of Transportation reported a possible water main break on Route 114 near Sears Automotive. An officer said there was significant ice build-up in that aream but he was unable to determine exactly if it was due to a broken water main or a broken sprinkler connection within the building. Peabody Public Services was notified and state highway sanders responded to the scene.
- 7:32 a.m. A caller at a Fulton Street apartment reported she was upset her neighbor was smoking marijuana. An officer spoke to the man and he said his girlfriend was the one who had the marijuana, and she would stop using it.
- 10:29 a.m. An officer reported finding two boxes full of wood out in the roadway on Lowell Street. DPS was notified to pick up the boxes.
- 12:22 p.m. A caller reported two males with a gun (possibly a BB gun) were in the conservation area near North Central Street. She was concerned they might have been trying to shoot eagles. One male was wearing a green shirt and a black cap while the other was wearing blue jeans and a blue hood. She said they were walking slowly toward Central Street. An officer checked the area, but could not find anyone.
- 2:34 p.m. A 31-year-old Lynn man was issued a court summons for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, an unsafe lane change and failure to signal, following a motor vehicle stop on Lowell Street.
- 2:50 p.m. Joel A. Navarro, 28, of 26 West Green St. #1, Lynn, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Summit Street. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a lights violation and giving a false name to a police officer.
- 4:14 p.m. A caller on Goldberg Road reported her son was trying to take a TV out of the house to sell against her wishes. An officer spoke with the son who did want to sell the TV, but he and his mother worked it out.
- 5:12 p.m. A caller at Highland Terrace reported kids were throwing snowballs at his home.
- 5:38 p.m. Police received multiple calls for an injured swan at Shaw's Supermarket. MassWildlife was notified and they said they would respond the next day. The swan was picked up and taken to Borash Veterinary Clinic.
- 6:13 p.m. An Evans Road resident reported she was being harrassed by a person she met on Craigslist. She said the woman kept texting and calling her, leaving messages after their brief friendship had ended. She was advised to stop responding to the woman and further to seek a harassment order in court if necessary.
- 6:51 p.m. A caller on Joyce Road reported his son was contacted by a stranger via his Xbox console and this man knew his IP address, home address and Internet provider. The caller said four other youths were also contacted by this same gamer.
- 8:35 p.m. A caller on Tracey Street reported his apartmet was broken into sometime in the past three weeks and some items were taken.
- 9:01 p.m. Staff at the Main Branch Library reported there was an intoxicated male who refused to leave. An officer checked the area, but couldn't the person.
- 11:26 p.m. A caller on Aborn Street reported a neighbor left a car parked on the street in violation of the emergency snow ban. Police said the car was moved.
- 11:45 p.m. A caller on Tracey Street reported someone broke into her apartment and stole bank checks. Police said there were no signs of forced entry, but checks totaling $3,000 were missing.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
- 12:11 a.m. Police responded to a report of a car crashing into a wall on Pine Street. Officers said the vehicle hit a stone wall at one home and then left the scene. The vehicle was located -- there were no injuries -- and the 23-year-old Middleton woman who was driving it was issued a court summons for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and speeding. Her passenger, 20-year-old Vincenzo Valenti, Jr., of Peabody, had a trial court warrant out for his arrest and was taken into custody.
- 2:03 a.m. Scott M. Chisholm, 30, of 191 Water St., Saugus, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Route 1. He was charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
- 5:58 a.m. A caller reported a possible water main break on Gardner Street. Police confirmed there was a break and notified DPS, which was responding with salt and sand.
- 7:26 a.m. Police issued a ticket for a box truck parked on Cedar Grove Avenue in violation of the emergency parking ban.
- 8:31 a.m. A caller at the BMW dealership on Centennial Drive reported three cars broken into. Police said the windows were smashed, but nothing was missing.
- 8:38 a.m. A caller reported there was still a road hazard due to the water main break on Sunday on Mount Vernon Street. Police said the road was passable and notified the DPS to check the area.
- 12:56 p.m. An officer reported he was investigating a past incident involving assault and battery at Higgins Middle School.
- 1:40 p.m. Report of a stolen cell phone at Higgins Middle School.
- 4:44 p.m. A caller reported a hit-and-run car accident on Park Street. The victim said his parked vehicle had significant front-end damage and there were no suspects.
- 9:32 p.m. Police responded to Starbucks at the Northshore Mall for a medical emergency -- an employee had a hand stuck in a coffee machine. Officers were able to free the employee's hand without injury.
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