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House Struck With Chocolate, Man Reports Threat With Knife and Extortion Call

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 Dec. 6-8.

Friday, Dec. 6

  • 2:16 p.m. An Ellsworth Road resident reported his house was vandalized. An officer said the house was "struck with chocolate."
  • 2:17 p.m. A caller on Lisburn Street complained about a blue Escalade from Walden Hill Drive. The caller said the vehicle regularly leaves the neighborhood without obeying posted stop signs and travels at excessive speeds.
  • 4:14 p.m. Report of a fire in a basement at 722 Lowell St. possibly involving a furnace. See related story.
  • 4:43 p.m. A caller at the corner of Kenwood Road and Northend Street reported a vehicle was stolen the night of Dec. 4.
  • 5:04 p.m. Report of a car striking a pedestrian near the Brown School on Lynn Street. The pedestrian left the scene before police arrived.
  • 5:46 p.m. A vehicle rolled over on Route 114 at Cross Street. Police said there were no injuries and the driver was out of the vehicle.
  • 6:04 p.m. Report of a hit-and-run car accident on Central Street near Dunkin' Donuts. A caller said the suspect vehicle fled the scene up Central Street.
  • 10:05 p.m. A caller at Toscana's Ristorante reported a white 2004 Ford F250 truck with a snowplow attached to it was stolen. The truck has "L Perrina Construction" written on the sides.

Saturday, Dec. 7

  • 1:12 a.m. A caller reported an intoxicated male was walking the middle of the road on Lowell Street. Police located the person, a 19-year-old resident, and took him to his home on Ayer Street.
  • 4:19 a.m. A caller at a Tremont Street apartment reported the landlord was remodeling on the second-floor and keeping the person awake.
  • 7:22 a.m. Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Keyes Drive apartment and arrested John E. Buonopane, 25, of 20 Keyes Dr. #2, Peabody, on a charge of violating a restraining order.
  • 8:28 a.m. Jake D. Mastromarino, 19, of 11 Willowbrae Dr., Peabody, was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following a report of a domestic disturbance at his home. He was located by Essex police and arrested.
  • 9:04 a.m. A caller at Stacy's Electrolysis & Skin Care Center on Main Street reported a window at the business was broken.
  • 9:39 a.m. A caller reported witnessing someone steal a snowblower around 4 a.m. the day before on Davis Terrace.
  • 3:05 p.m. Lynn police reported they recovered a vehicle that was stolen in Peabody. The right side of the vehicle was damaged a message was left for the owner.
  • 3:17 p.m. Janine M. Cooper, 61, of 43 Country Club Rd., Peabody, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the Northshore Mall. She was charged with driving with a license revoked for being a habitual traffic offender.
  • 6:52 p.m. Jacqueline M. Malo, of Lynn, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Macy's. She was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise.
  • 6:52 p.m. A man reported he was threatened with a knife at the corner of Washington and Parsons streets by a balding man in his mid to late 40s. He said the suspect had scruffy hair and was wearing a light blue jacket and blue jeans. He had a 4- or 5-inch knife. Police searched the area, but didn't find anyone.
  • 8:34 p.m. Tyana Edwards, 29, and Touriya Edwards, 21, both of Melrose, were arrested following a report of shoplifters at the H&M store in the Northshore Mall. They were both charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and two counts each of receiving stolen property over $250.

Sunday, Dec. 8

  • 12:24 a.m. Staff from the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission alerted police they would be at the Golden Banana. Area cars were advised as well. The ABCC does periodically conduct its own compliance checks or stings on businesses, although there was no further information as to the nature of the operation.
  • 10:40 a.m. A Peabody resident reported received an "extortion type" phone call. Police said the number was in Massachusetts and there was a record of similar extortion or scam phone calls originating from that number. The phone was traced back to a person in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • 11:48 a.m. A caller on Ruth Avenue reported his car was vandalized overnight. An officer said the car was egged and a carton of eggs was left next to the vehicle. He said he would add the vehicle to his "ongoing investigation of the banana problem."

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

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