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Hazmat Response Called After Oil Tank Splits Open at Trailer Park

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

Peabody Police Department
Peabody Police Department
The following excerpts are from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Jan. 10-12.

Friday, Jan. 10

  • 2:31 p.m. A UPS driver requested traffic be stopped so he could drive down a long icy driveway on Lowell Street.
  • 4:01 p.m. Report of a tire stolen off a car at Analogic. Police said the suspect vehicle was a Nissan Altima.
  • 4:27 p.m. A caller at a Keyes Drive apartment reported someone left messages for her in the snow on her car hood. She said she was having trouble with an unknown person stalking her for some time now.
  • 4:40 p.m. A caller on Evans Road reported the neighbors kept moving a handicap placard from car to car, none of which were even used to transport the handicapped person who lived there, according to the caller.
  • 6:45 p.m. A caller reported there was a large bonfire in a vacant lot next to Luso-American Credit Union on Tremont Street. An officer located the fire in the foundation of an old factory building there and the blaze was extinguished.
  • 9:58 p.m. A caller reported a car break-in on Foster Street. Police said the left rear window was smashed and a bag with personal items was taken.
  • 10:03 p.m. A detective reported confiscating marijuana from some youths after a motor vehicle stop on Main Street. The teens' parents were called to the scene to pick up the juveniles.

Saturday, Jan. 11

  • 1:19 a.m. Salem police reported a black 2001 Honda Civic was involved in a hit-and-run accident in their city and was registered to a female Washington Street resident. An officer located the car and confirmed there was front-end damage consistent to the reported accident. The license plate was also missing.
  • 4:06 a.m. An officer reported side streets citywide were starting to ice up. DPS was notified and said it was deploying sanders.
  • 6:26 a.m. A female caller on Anne Drive reported she fell on the ice and hit her head. She was transported to Lahey Medical Center, Peabody.
  • 10:39 a.m. A caller at the Hess gas station on Lowell Street reported he had a disagreement with some joggers and one of them slapped his car. He said the jogger walked by the vehicle and slapped the car. The two then had a confrontation.
  • 10:47 a.m. A child told his mother there was a dead cat inside a bag placed near the end of Veterans Memorial Drive by Springs Pond.
  • 12:29 p.m. One person was issued a court summons for leaving the scene of a car accident on Lowell Street near 7-Eleven.
  • 1:58 p.m. A caller reported there were people ice skating on Brown's Pond and expressed concern due to the warm temperature. Police said there were people ice fishing on the pond and there were no problems.
  • 2:56 p.m. Police stopped a car with New Hampshire license plates on Route 114 near Chandler's Ice Cream, following an incident at the Gulf Express further down the road in Danvers. Police said the person would be charged with leaving the scene of property damage and larceny under $250.
  • 3:39 p.m. A 17-year-old female was arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise at JC Penney.
  • 4:44 p.m. An officer reported Margin Street was starting to flood near Bishop Fenwick while another officer reported the intersection of Cross and Prospect streets was starting to flood.
  • 4:56 p.m. Prospect Street was flooded by the entrance to the Northshore Mall and police temporarily closed the road. DPS responded to the scene.
  • 5:01 p.m. A caller reported four white males, all in their early 20s and wearing hooded sweatshirts and jeans, were arguing with a clerk at Victoria's Secret and then grabbed the employee. The foursome then left the store on foot toward Nordstrom.
  • 5:22 p.m. Victoria D. Cordero, 70, of 26 Arbella St., Salem, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Sears. She was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and possession of a burglary tool.
  • 10:17 p.m. Report of an oil tank that split open after a large branch fell on it at a Route 1 mobile home park. Police said there was oil leaking throughout the yard area and the shutoff was broken off the tank. Hazmat equipment arrived and the DEP was notified.

Sunday, Jan. 12

  • 2:10 a.m. An Ellsworth Road resident reported someone was possibly trying to break into his garage. Police said there were no signs of a break-in and it could have just been the shadow of a flag blowing in the wind.
  • 4:59 a.m. Alexander E. Ingram, 24, of 115 Federal St., Salem, was arrested, following a two-car accident on Margin Street. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
  • 10:23 a.m. A caller at a Shore Drive apartment reported someone struck his car while it was parked and damaged the front grill.
  • 11:44 a.m. Police said that a purse found outside a Pierpont Street home turned out to be stolen from a car on Beckett Street. The owner said nothing of value was taken from the purse.
  • 12:31 p.m. A woman on Catherine Drive reported she caught her son stealing her Kindle from her home. She said he fled the area in a dark-colored vehicle and had already stolen a flatscreen TV set from her home the week before. She decided against formally reporting the items as stolen though.
  • 1:30 p.m. A Central Street resident reported finding drug paraphernalia in her home. Police confiscated several needles and brought them to the station for destruction.

Email peabody@patch.com with any questions on this log.

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