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

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Peabody Police Department
The following excerpts are from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Dec. 29-31.

Sunday, Dec. 29

  • 2:18 p.m. A person walked into the police outreach center at the Northshore Mall to report the theft of an iPhone.
  • 2:51 p.m. A Washington Street resident reported a past break-in to his apartment. He said he didn't know how the burglar(s) got in. A detective said there were no signs of forced entry and multiple items were stolen, including a TV and some soaps.
  • 3:47 p.m. Report of an accident involving three cars at the corner of Central and Elm streets with at least one person trapped. Police said one male patient was taken to Mass. General Hospital in Boston with a head injury and two others were transported to Salem Hospital. None of the injuries were life-threatening. No charges were filed at the time. Police said one vehicle lost control on Central Street and struck the second car. It did not appear that alcohol or drug use led to the crash and may have been due to a medical condition, police said. The third vehicle was a parked car. All three were towed from the scene.
  • 7:48 p.m. Public Services was notified that the roadway was flooded and needed to be unclogged in the area of Prospect and Lowell streets. Police then closed off Prospect Street between the Lowell Street end and the entrance to the mall.

Monday, Dec. 30

  • 5:13 a.m. A caller reported there was a vehicle partially in Crystal Lake by the Hannaford plaza. An officer said the vehicle wasn't actually in the lake, it had slid off the side of the road and the driver already called AAA for a tow.
  • 6:19 a.m. A caller reported a vehicle struck a pole at the corner of Lynn Street and Spring Pond Road. The driver, a 34-year-old man, refused medical treatment and the car was towed from the scene. DPS also responded to sand the area.
  • 8:06 a.m. Patrick J. Dumas, 23, of 20 St. Ann's Ave., Peabody, was arrested at his home, following a report of a fight. He was charged with domestic assault and battery while a 55-year-old family member who also lived there was issued a court summons on the same charge.
  • 11:20 a.m. Two-car accident on Central Street near Dunkin' Donuts. The driver of the second car was transported to Salem Hospital.
  • 12:30 p.m. A caller reported a car headed inbound on Lynn Street was being driven erratically. The vehicle kept randomly slowing down and speeding up and crossed the center line several times. Police checked the area, but didn't find the car.
  • 1:48 p.m. A caller at a Washington Street apartment reported that sometime since Friday someone stole the Panasonic TV he was renting from Rent-a-Center.
  • 2:14 p.m. A female resident reported someone fraudulently opened a credit card account in her name in Florida.
  • 3:28 p.m. Ovel Santiago, 46, of 55 Veterans Memorial Dr., Peabody, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at the Northshore Mall near Newbury Comics. He was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant.
  • 4:48 p.m. Report of a stolen motor vehicle on Pulaski Street.
  • 10 p.m. A 42-year-old Lawrence man was issued a court summons on a charge of evading taxi fares after a report of a person at the South Peabody Liquor Mart who couldn't pay his cab fare.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

  • 12:36 a.m. An officer reported some "lovers" were in a car at Oak Grove Cemetery and they were sent on their way.
  • 1:30 a.m. Two TVs were dumped by the tennis courts at O'Conor Park on Home Street. DPS was notified to pick them up.
  • 3:46 a.m. Gregory Sheffield, 31, who is listed as homeless, was arrested by police, following a report of a disturbance at a Keyes Drive residence. A caller said someone was banging on the door. Sheffield was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250, a warrant from another department and failure to register as a sex offender.
  • 9:54 a.m. A resident at the corner of Northend Street and Dark Lane reported the street was very icy. Public Services said they were aware of the situation and were sending a truck to sand the area. They believed the hazard was caused due to a resident dumping water in the street.
  • 12:50 p.m. A Beckett Street resident reported a package was stolen from the home sometime since Dec. 26.

Email peabody@patch.com with any questions.

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