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East End Resident Reports 5 Guns Stolen; Unexplained Gunshot Sounds

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 April 17-19.

Wednesday, April 17

  • 2:10 p.m. A caller on Mason Street reported a theft of some scrap metal.
  • 2:48 p.m. A caller on Murray Street reported a past theft. Police said a jewelry box worth $4,000 was stolen.
  • 3:10 p.m. Marblehead police requested a well being check on a 15-year-old female who reportedly cut her wrists and then sent a message to a friend in Marblehead. An officer said the juvenile went willingly to Salem Hospital and the girl's mother was notified.
  • 3:12 p.m. A Goodale Street resident reported her son was hit by a BB earlier and now the suspects were out at the residence. An officer said the kids some other juveniles playing with BB guns in the woods and were scared because they were wearing masks. An officer spoke with the parents and the guns were taken away from the juveniles.
  • 3:15 p.m. Report of a past break-in on Greenwood Road. Police said a rear door was forced open and some jewelry was taken.
  • 6:55 p.m. Officers reported they would be assisting Salem police with an arrest at a Northend Street home on a case of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. No arrest, however, was made.
  • 8:18 p.m. A caller on Longstreet Road reported a bullet went through his window, although he was unsure if it was a BB pellet. Peabody officers and a state police trooper investigated the scene and recovered evidence. The investigation was still ongoing.
  • 8:54 p.m. A caller reported hearing two loud explosions over the past hour. She told police the noises were similar to gunshots and sounded like they came from the area of 286 Newbury St.
  • 9:38 p.m. Police performed a well being check at a Smidt Avenue residence. A female said her son refused to open the door while he was changing and her boyfriend threatened to kick in the door. Police said peace was restored and the boyfriend left for the evening.
  • 10:30 p.m. A report of smoke in the temple at Temple Ner Tamid turned out to just be carbon monoxide accumulation due to a faulty boiler.

Thursday, April 18

  • 12:55 a.m. Police recovered a stolen motor vehicle at Second Congregational Church and notified Lynn police.
  • 1:45 a.m. Crisniel Soto, 20, of 155R Washington St. #3, Peabody, was arrested, following a report of a fight in the street on Aborn Street. He was charged with disorderly conduct.
  • 1:50 a.m. A security guard at Bosun's Marine on Route 1 reported he interrupted a man in the middle of a burglary. The man was described as white, about six feet tall, dark-haired, a mustache and wearing a sweatshirt. The guard said he was breaking into a $300,000 boat. The man ran off into the woods toward I-95, apparently leaving behind a motor vehicle parked nearby. State police were also notified. After a search of the area along the fence, adjacent to I-95, police found the suspect at the Hallmark Building and arrested him. Joseph F. Lanzilli III, 33, of 16 Clifton Ave., Saugus, was charged with breaking and entering to commit a felony, trespassing and wanton destruction of property.
  • 2:27 a.m. A caller on Foster Street reported her car was stolen (a black 2007 Toyota Camry), but then recovered by Salem police. They said an arrest was made in the case and the owner picked up her vehicle in Salem.
  • 11:59 a.m. A Brooksby Village resident reported a stolen credit card. Police said transactions were made with the card at four different locations.
  • 1:21 p.m. A Proctor Street resident walked into the station to report a larceny involving several firearms. The guns were a Smith & Wesson .45 (which was recovered by Salem police), two Glock 40Cs, a Smith & Wesson 5.56mm and a Glock 9mm. Police said the firearms were documented as stolen.
  • 2:50 p.m. Report of a brush fire at the end of Price Road. See related story.
  • 3:19 p.m. A male pedestrian was transported to Salem Hospital after he was struck by a car on Main Street near Walgreens.
  • 3:19 p.m. A caller on Route 114 reported suspicious activity. Police said they located a group of youths in the area with drugs. Their parents were notified and came to pick up the juveniles.
  • 3:43 p.m. Report of a past break-in to a garage on Wilson Terrace. Police said five gallon gas tanks were stolen.
  • 6:42 p.m. A caller at an Endicott Street apartment reported a break-in.
  • 7:23 p.m. A caller at the corner of Kingdom Court and Kingdom Terrace reported two suspicious males just ran through his backyard wearing Army fatigues and carrying what he believed were firearms. Officers checked the area, but couldn't find anyone.
  • 10:14 p.m. A caller at Dinis Restaurant & Lounge reported his helmet was stolen.

Friday, April 19

  • 4:09 a.m. A caller on Elaine Avenue reported a loud noise was coming from her burner. The Fire Department responded and said it was actually just static noise from her TV that was left on.
  • 7:52 a.m. A caller on Glendale Avenue reported a car break-in. The lock was damaged and change was taken.
  • 8:36 a.m. A caller on Walnut Street reported her boyfriend's car was broken into. An iPod Touch and a tire pump were taken. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.
  • 10:03 a.m. Adam J. McLaughlin, 29, of 602 Manor Rd., Beverly, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Lowell Street. He was charged with a passing violation, driving with a suspended license and a revoked registration, giving a false name and address to a police officer, driving an unregistered car and on a warrant from Salem District Court. Those charges were for multiple counts of drug possession with intent to distribute.
  • 10:59 a.m. A caller on Hillside Avenue reported a car break-in. Police said the vehicle was unlocked and nothing appeared to be missing.


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

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