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Child Finds Hypodermic Needle Lodged in Bottom of Shoe

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 Oct. 7-8.

Sunday, Oct. 7

  • 2:21 p.m. A George Avenue resident reported a stolen iPhone while the caller was at the mall.
  • 2:29 p.m. Victor M. Rosario, 56, of 36 Lothrop St. #1, Beverly, was arrrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Cedar Grove Avenue. He was charged on a warrant from another department for drug violations.
  • 3:27 p.m. Police received multiple calls of a bicyclist hit by a vehicle at the corner of Washington and Sewall streets. A 48-year-old woman was transported to Salem Hospital and her bicycle was returned to her residence on Granite Street.
  • 4:18 p.m. Anthony R. Ventresca, 23, of 1735 Northshore Rd. #2, Revere, was arrested, following a report of a domestic disturbance at a Manomet Road home. He was charged with disorderly conduct and domestic assault.
  • 5:34 p.m. A driver was issued a citation for passing cars stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk at the corner of Lynn Street and Veterans Memorial Drive.
  • 5:48 p.m. A caller on Buxton Street reported problems with next door neighbors in that they left trash on his property and refused to clean it up. Police said the issue was over cigarette butts that were flicked over the fence. An officer spoke with one neighbor and she said she would sweep the butts up.
  • 6:14 p.m. A caller on Whipple Road reported he was walking home and having a possible asthma attack. Police said the person was having an adverse reaction to something he took earlier in the day. He was evaluated by EMTs and taken home. An officer said no medical aid was needed -- the person smoked marijuana at 7-Eleven on Lowell Street with some other kids and got paranoid and had an adverse reaction to the drug.
  • 6:54 p.m. A 66-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following a report of a past assault in the parking lot outside T & L Liquors. The man lives on Sophie Road.
  • 8:07 p.m. A female caller on Wheatland Street reported a male she let into her home stole her TV. Police said it was one of her son's friends.

Monday, Oct. 8

  • 12:25 a.m. Police responded to a two-car accident on Lowell Street. Both drivers, 19 and 44, were issued court summonses -- the younger one for driving with a suspended license and the older one for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to yield at an intersection.
  • 9:44 a.m. Police received a report of a person walking on Route 95 North. State police escorted the person off the highway.
  • 10:58 a.m. A caller at A&P Variety on Aborn Street reported a child found a hypodermic needle -- the needle was lodged in the bottom of the child's shoe. The child was taken home and evaluated by Atlantic Ambulance, which reported the child was fine and did not need to go to the hospital.
  • 11:13 a.m. Police received multiple calls of an injured swan at the Hannaford Plaza. An Animal Control Officer was not on duty -- neither was one in Beverly or Salem -- and Mass. Wildlife was closed due to the holiday. The environmental police were also unable to respond, but referred the injured bird to Danvers Animal Hospital, which is a wildlife rehab center. An off-duty officer brought the swan over to Danvers.
  • 11:14 a.m. Police received a report of a residence at Elliott Place. The victim reported that one person, a 28-year-old resident, threw a glass bottle at her and a baby, injuring the female's hand. The 28-year-old was issued a court summons for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and a 21-year-old man was issued a summons for assault and battery.


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

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