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Man Nabbed for Shoplifting Found With Brass Knuckles and Stolen Car

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. 8-9.

Sunday, Dec. 8

  • 3:57 p.m. Two adults and two juveniles were taken to the hospital after a three-car crash near St. Ann's Church on Lynn Street. All four patients were in the third vehicle.
  • 4:02 p.m. James S. Perry, 21, of Chelsea, was arrested at the Northshore Mall near the Salem Five Bank, following a report of a shoplifter. He was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, receiving stolen property over $250 and carrying a dangerous weapon (brass knuckles). Police subsequently reported they recovered a stolen motor vehicle out of Everett, hence the charge of receiving stolen property against Perry.
  • 5:02 p.m. Shawn MacDonald, 23, of Revere, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Sears. He was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, trespassing, receiving stolen property over $250 and wanton destruction of property over $250.
  • 6:48 p.m. A fence at a Barry Street home was damaged after a two-car accident.
  • 10:01 p.m. An officer stopped a vehicle traveling the wrong way on Route 114 near Peabody Glen Health Care. An officer said the person wasn't familiar with the area and was given a verbal warning.

Monday, Dec. 9

  • 2:54 a.m. Jeffrey A. McKenna, 26, of 1 Drake Way #12, Peabody, was arrested, following a report of an intruder at the front door of a neighboring condo on Drake Way. He was charged with breaking and entering for a felony and disturbing the peace.
  • 3:02 a.m. Police notified DPS the streets needed to be treated for snow and ice. DPS crews were loading up their trucks.
  • 4:09 a.m. A 55-year-old male driver at US Foods on Technology Drive slipped and fell, injuring his back. He was taken to Lynn Union Hospital.
  • 7:36 a.m. A caller reported cars were doing donuts in a parking lot on Bourbon Street. Police spoke with the juveniles, told them to stop and sent them on their way to school.
  • 10:39 a.m. A Sabino Farm Road resident reported her neighbors regularly walked their dogs on retractable leashes and allowed the animals to come onto her property. She said she confirmed with the City Clerk's office that neither dog was licensed. A notice of complaint was issued by the animal control officer for excessive leash length and unlicensed dogs. Leashes cannot be any longer than six feet.
  • 10:52 a.m. A caller at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody reported a past theft.
  • 2:50 p.m. Robert Bruce, 67, of Boston, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop in Peabody Square. He was charged with driving with a revoked license, failure to stop or yield and on a default warrant out of Chelsea District Court.
  • 4 p.m. A caller reported a past break-in to a Holten Street apartment. A TV, jewelry and clothes were stolen. Police said they identified a Peabody man as a suspect in the burglary.
  • 6 p.m. A caller reported two vehicles were broken into on Highland Street. Police said the cars were left unlocked and about $1 in change was taken.
  • 9:17 p.m. A caller at the Tannery Apartments on Crowninshield Street reported a downstairs neighbor was drunk and walked into his apartment unwelcome. The downstairs neighbor told police she was trying to ask the man to lower his music. She was advised to contact building security or the police in the future. 

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

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