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City Deals With Flooding, Icy Roads Before Issuing 300 Warnings for Snow Parking Ban

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 Dec. 27-29.

Thursday, Dec. 27

  • 3:12 a.m. Report of a wire down across Route 1 at Lake Street. Peabody officers and state troopers reported the wire was lying across the on-ramp to Route 128 North. The ramp was shut down and PMLP was notified to respond to the scene. The line was disconnected and removed from the roadway by PMLP before the ramp was finally re-opened.
  • 10:15 a.m. A caller on Willis Road complained about roosters and hens in his neighbor's yard. He was directed to the Health Department, which is the city's enforcement agency for animals.
  • 11:30 a.m. An officer reported Walnut Street at the corner of Upton Street was starting to flood. DPS was notified and both sides of the street were blocked off.
  • 11:38 a.m. A caller on Paleologos Street reported a chicken was in his yard. The Animal Control Officer reported the bird was actually a pheasant, but could not be reached from where it was and was therefore left alone for the time being.
  • 11:53 a.m. Flooding reported in the area of Foster and Spring streets.
  • 11:53 a.m. An officer reported the intersection of Lowell and Chestnut streets was starting to flood.
  • 12:22 p.m. The owner at Century Tire on Walnut Street complained to the mayor's office that vehicles were driving around the barricades to go down the flooded street. An officer said DPS was en route with more barricades.
  • 12:50 p.m. Walnut Street was re-opened to traffic.
  • 2:58 p.m. A caller on Lynnfield Street reported the front door to a neighbor's residence was open and the dog was running loose. An officer checked the area and said the wind might have blown the door open, allowing the dog to run among the streets. The animal was returned home.
  • 7:12 p.m. Police received a report of a burglary at a Blaney Avenue home. Police said a brother was a suspect and all items were returned to the home.
  • 7:33 p.m. An employee at Newbury Comics reported he had four shoplifters detained. Two teens were issued court summonses for shoplifting.
  • 7:45 p.m. George A. Siopis, 28, of 12 Blaney Ave., Peabody, was arrested at his home for domestic assault and battery, following a report of a fistfight.

Friday, Dec. 28

  • 12:05 a.m. An officer reported icy road conditions on Perkins Street. DPS was notified.
  • 12:31 a.m. Police reported icy road conditions citywide. DPS was notified.
  • 7:59 a.m. A caller at Holiday Inn reported that his plow truck, which belonged to the hotel, was broken into and rummage through. He was unsure if the vehicle was locked. Police said the vehicle's ignition was broken apart and the dashboard was also broken into, but it appeared nothing was missing.
  • 12:05 p.m. Dione Ferreira, 32, of 320 Lafayette St. #206, Salem, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Lowell Street. She was charged with driving with a suspended license and a marked lanes violation.
  • 1:09 p.m. Police received a report of a Center Street resident pumping water out of a house and onto the street. DPS was notified to salt the area of Center and Paleologos streets.
  • 1:20 p.m. Bobby Pereira, 41, of 26 Endicott St. #A, Peabody, was arrested at his home for domestic assault and battery on a disabled or elderly person. A 64-year-old man who was transported to Salem Hospital was also issued a court summons on the same charge.
  • 1:32 p.m. Victoria L. Tivey, 37, of 112 Lowell St. #15, Peabody, was arrested at her home for domestic assault and battery.
  • 2:50 p.m. A young female walked into the community outreach center at the Northshore Mall to report she was being threatend and accused by an elderly woman of throwing a rock at the woman's car. Both females had been separated and police said the older woman did not file a complaint.
  • 3:22 p.m. A 45-year-old Lowell man was issued a court summons for domestic assault and battery, following a report of a past domestic incident at Homestead Studio Suites. The victim -- a 26-year-old woman -- was transported to Lahey Clinic after she said she wasn't feeling well.
  • 3:58 p.m. An employee at the Peabody Supply Company reported someone stole cash from the business.
  • 5:01 p.m. A road rage incident was reported on Griffin Road. A caller said a man driving a blue Chevrolet Silverado got out of his truck and wanted to fight. An officer said he spoke with both individuals.
  • 6:39 p.m. A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Route 114 at Andover Drive. A 24-year-old Middleton woman was transported to Mass. General Hospital in Boston. See related story.
  • 7:01 p.m. Daniel S. Gilio, 65, of 16 Manomet Rd., Peabody, was arrested at his home for domestic assault and battery.
  • 8:54 p.m. A 17-year-old Cambridge male was placed in protective custody after a fight in the Northshore Mall. Mall security reported the teen was intoxicated and needed medical assistance. He was eventually released to a parent and issued a no trespassing order at the mall for five years.
  • 9:28 p.m. An employee at Stop & Shop reported a shoplifter made off with four bags full of groceries.

Saturday, Dec. 29

  • 12:55 a.m. Police received a report of a vehicle that crashed into a house on Aborn Street, taking down some wires. Firefighters also responded to the scene. Police said there were no injuries and a sapling was blocking the sidewalk. DPS was notified.
  • 7:58 a.m. A female caller at the Tannery Apartments on Crowninshield Street reported a wheel on her husband's wheelchair came off and he needed assistance. Officers responded to the scene to help the man.
  • 10:35 a.m. Two people were issued court summonses for drug possession, following a motor vehicle stop on Lake Street near Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. A 25-year-old Everett woman was charged with possession of Class A and B drugs and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, while a 29-year-old Derry, N.H. man was charged with possession of a Class A drug.
  • 11 a.m. DPS calls for snow emergency parking ban. Police issue public notices for no on-street parking until further notice.
  • 11:23 a.m. An officer reported he was approached by a taxi driver who had an intoxicated passenger in the backseat who needed assistance. A 48-year-old Peabody man was transported to Salem Hospital.
  • 11:51 a.m. A caller on Pierpont Street reported that yesterday afternoon, a transport van struck a pole and bushes at her house.
  • 12:17 p.m. A caller on County Street reported her husband just ran over a cat. The feline was transported to Borash Veterinary Clinic by an officer.
  • 12:23 p.m. A three-car accident was reported on Lynnfield Street with possible injuries. A Lynn woman who was driving a gray Honda Accord was transported to Lynn Union Hospital.
  • 12:32 p.m. Scott J. Hartley, 55, of 12 Herrick Rd., Peabody, was arrested at a Farm Avenue home on two outstanding warrants from Salem District Court.
  • Between 1:14 and 2:39 p.m., officers distributed 281 warnings of the emergency parking ban on cars parked on the following streets: Main Street, Foster Street, Perkins Street, Tremont Street, Walnut Street, Jacobs Street, Stevens Street, Hancock Street, Sherman Street, Putnam Street, Ayer Street, Elm Street, Fountain Street, Lowe Street, Washington Street, Aborn Street, Holten Street, Park Street, Dustin Street and Franklin Street.
  • 2:51 p.m. A National Grid employee reported being struck by a motor vehicle earlier in the day on Richartson Road. There were no injuries to report.
  • 3:42 p.m. Police received a call of a disabled vehicle blocking traffic in the parking lot at 300 Andover St. The wheel fell off the vehicle. Police said AAA was en route to the scene and traffic was able to get around the vehicle.
  • 3:50 p.m. The Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2 Baldwin St. Firefighters arrived at the scene to see flames engulfing a large shed on the property. See related story.
  • 5:37 p.m. DPS was called out to sand icy roads -- Cross and Prospect streets. At Tracey, Harris and Fulton streets, crews also requested an officer with a loudspeaker notify parked vehicles to move off the street. Fulton Street was impassable at the time.
  • 5:46 p.m. A vehicle struck a guard rail at the corner of Goodale Street and Helen Drive.
  • 7:56 p.m. Julissa I. Dejesus, 22, of 282 Washington St., Salem, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the corner of Route 114 and Andover Drive. As a result of the stop, an officer discovered a Mass. Trial Court warrant for her arrest.
  • 8:48 p.m. A caller reported adults were fighting inside the McVann-O'Keefe Rink. No weapons were seen and an officer reported the group was dispersed. The officer stayed, however, until the game was over.
  • 9:02 p.m. Carlos A. Rodrigues, 30, of 64 Tremont St. #2, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Oak Street near Ed's Auto Service. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a one-way street violation. A 39-year-old Danvers woman was also issued a court summons for allowing an unlicensed person to drive the car.
  • 10:59 p.m. Report of a car into a wall on Route 114. Police said there was no visible damage to the car or wall, but the vehicle was towed from the scene.


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

bjean January 02, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Calls the police because the wheel falls off her husbands wheelchair?? WTF??

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