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Caller Says Mother's Neighbor Stole Her Cat, Tried to Have it Euthanized

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

The following excerpts are from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Aug. 20-21.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

  • 12:27 a.m. A caller reported two females were driving around downtown in a red Jeep throwing eggs.
  • 1:20 a.m. Report of a water main break on Allens Lane.
  • 7:45 a.m. A Goodale Street reported a car break-in. Police said someone entered the unlocked car and emptied all the change from the ashtray.
  • 12:54 p.m. A female resident reported possible identity theft. She said addresses on two of her accounts were recently changed from her home address to an address in Wakefield. No money was missing, but she also said it was possible her checkbook was stolen.
  • 1:40 p.m. A caller reported an erratic operator crossing the double lines and passing multiple vehicles near Walden Hill Drive. Police tracked the license plate to a Peabody resident who told officers his wife was driving the car. Police said they recommended the owner "utilize more appropriate driving habits."
  • 2:45 p.m. A resident at Cedar Pond Village reported someone entered her unit overnight and stole $200 in cash from her purse, which was beside her bed. An officer said he would document the loss and follow-up with family members as needed.
  • 4:07 p.m. Police received a report of slashed car tires on Sachem Road.
  • 4:23 p.m. A caller said it appeared someone tried to break into a home on Carlton Street, but was unsuccessful.
  • 4:34 p.m. Police and fire responded to a motorcycle accident at the Cabaret Lounge. State also responded and handled the investigation. See related story.
  • 5:03 p.m. A caller on Goodale Street reported both his and his wife's vehicles were broken into overnight.
  • 5:18 p.m. A caller at the Highlands at Dearborn reported some neighbors were being "extremely loud" and would only get louder after he called the management about the problem.
  • 5:44 p.m. A caller at Whispering Meadows mobile home park reported her mother's neighbor stole her cat and brought it to the vet to try and have it euthanized.
  • 7:35 p.m. A caller reported there was a dark-skinned male with white hair and glasses trying to catch geese in Crowninshield Pond. An officer spoke to the man from across the pond and advised him he couldn't fish on private property. He left without incident.
  • 10:09 p.m. A Collins Street resident reported a woman that used to live at the apartment was driving by and throwing stuff at her car. Police said slush was thrown on the roof of the vehicle. The resident was advised on how to obtain a harassment order.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

  • 1:51 a.m. Thomas R. Carter, 26, of 286R Washington St., Peabody, was arrested, following a report of an attempted burglary at a Bresnahan Street home. A caller said a man with a backpack was banging loudly on the backdoor. Carter was taken into custody and charged with breaking and entering for a felony and disturbing the peace.
  • 9:48 a.m. A caller reported someone stole a catalytic converter off a vehicle in storage at the former Borders Books building.
  • 1:05 p.m. An officer cited a motorist for passing on the right and improper use of the breakdown lane, following a traffic stop on Route 1 at Lake Street.

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

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