The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Feb. Feb 7-8.
Thursday, Feb. 7
- 2:25 p.m. A caller reported he was struck by a motor vehicle on Jan. 28 at the Dunkin' Donuts at 117 Newbury St. (Route 1 South). An officer said the victim reported he had parked his dump truck on the side of the store around 5:30 p.m. when a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo backed up and hit him. The man and his passenger in the truck then went into the store to get a pen and ask whether there were surveillance cameras recording that area. When they exited the store, the victim said, the suspect and the vehicle were gone.
- 3:32 p.m. A female reported her wallet was stolen from her purse while she was at the Northshore Mall earlier in the week.
- 4:16 p.m. The Young Adult Librarian at the Peabody Institute Library reported she was notified by a teen at the library of a fight that occurred in Peabody and a video of which was posted on Facebook.
- 4:25 p.m. A female came into the station to report her son's Nintendo 3DS was stolen at the South School.
- 6:19 p.m. A caller at a Macarthur Circle home reported an attempted break-in. Police said entry to the home was attempted through a side door and a suspect was identified.
- 8:50 p.m. Instant Alarm reported a panic alarm sounding at Pete's-A-Place on Central Street. Officers arrived to discover that an employee hit the alarm because "there was a drunk guy swearing" inside the business. Police said the man had already left, but they were able to locate him and advised him to stay away from the business.
- 9:54 p.m. Police arrested a Peabody man after a hit-and-run accident outside his home on Tremont Street. A caller reported a black Honda SUV crashed into a vehicle parked in a driveway and then fled the scene toward Mount Vernon Street. The bumper was hanging off the SUV and it was leaking fluid. Officers followed the trail of leaking fluid into Salem, but moments later located the man as he arrived back home in the damaged SUV. Pedro Torres, 34, of 117 Tremont St., Peabody, was then arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Friday, Feb. 8
- 12 a.m. A caller reported his friend's apartment on Walnut Street was broken into sometime that night. An officer confirmed there was a break-in and said a significant amount of property was stolen.
- 1:37 a.m. Lisa Delesky, 52, of 7 Sabino Farm Rd. #3, Peabody, was arrested for disorderly conduct and on a trial court warrant, following a domestic disturbance at a Tanners Court residence.
- 12:07 p.m. An officer reported he was assisting in removing parked vehicles from Fulton Street, which were in violation of the emergency parking ban in effect. The car were moved by residents and no tickets were issued.
- 12:15 p.m. An officer assisted Public Services in moving cars parked on Tracey Street.
- 12:20 p.m. An officer assisted Public Services in moving cars parked on Harris Street.
- 12:20 p.m. A Joy Road resident reported a check was stolen from her and then cashed for $450. Police said they had a possible suspect.
- 12:35 p.m. Police wrote a ticket for violation of the emergency parking ban for one car on Paleologos Street.
- 12:40 p.m. An officer assisted Public Services in moving cars parked on Upton Street.
- 12:41 p.m. An officer assisted Public Services in moving cars parked on Wallis Street.
- 1:06 p.m. A caller on Abington Avenue complained about cars still parked in the street in violation of the ban and an officer said tickets were then written.
- 1:30 p.m. A caller at Aborn Place complained of a car parked in the street and said it had been there for five days. An officer was initially unable to locate the owner and wrote a ticket, but the owner was eventually located and she moved the vehicle.
- 1:44 p.m. An officer reported checking on cars parked on Collins Street in violation of the ban. The owners were contacted and moved the cars.
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