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Man Says 'Varmit Wreaking Havoc' in his Living Room

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

The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from April 9-10.

Tuesday, April 9

  • 2:43 p.m. Police received a report of two males and a female arguing at the post office on Wallis Street. An officer said one man was upset that a woman would not return her cell phone to him. Jean Tobin, 45, of 65 Central St., Peabody, was then located and arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Peabody District Court.
  • 9:27 p.m. Report of an armed robbery at Holden Oil. See related story.
  • 10:09 p.m. A caller on Ledgewood Way reported her boyfriend dropped off her vehicle 20 minutes ago and appeared to be intoxicated and on drugs. She said he was making suicidal statements to her, was attempting to overdose, and took off on foot. Officers tried to contact by cell phone without success and said they possible sighted him still in the area, but he fled on foot near the rear of the high school. Police were unable to find the man at the time.

Wednesday, April 10

  • 2:30 a.m. A caller at a Crane Brook Way residence reported something was thrown in the front window. The man called back and said it was a varmit that had entered the home and was wreaking havoc in the living room.
  • 10:52 a.m. A caller at a Tracey Street apartment reported her dryer was stolen. An officer advised her to speak with her landlord to see if the machine was moved out of the backyard.
  • 12:19 p.m. Two women were transported to Salem Hospital by ambulance after a two-car accident at the corner of Central and Tremont streets.
  • 12:49 p.m. A 14-year-old resident was issued a court summons for criminal harassment, following a report of harassment at Higgins Middle School.


For questions on this log, email peabody@patch.com.

Dave Bortone April 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Wow imagine if it were a "varmint", that would have been really bad...
andrea walsh April 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Actually varmint and varmit are both acceptable ways of spelling.
John Castelluccio (Editor) April 12, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Andrea is correct. In this case, "varmit" is how it was spelled in the police log, hence the quotation marks in the headline.
Donna Wells April 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM
What the hell is a varmit? Good God I will have to google that one.""""" I am thinking it's some kind of animal they couldn't name?????
bjean April 12, 2013 at 02:45 PM
How do we as parents obtain further information when there are incidents at our schools? I would really like to know the details about what is going on at the Higgins considering I send my child there.
marc bowlen April 12, 2013 at 03:54 PM
The public school system is a disgrace! Better off in private school or home school! Kids being harassed in school and they wonder why Columbine happened! The public schools look more like prisons than schools!
John Castelluccio (Editor) April 12, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Bonnie-Jean, you might want to just try speaking with the principal, Todd Bucey, first.
Lisa Caron April 13, 2013 at 12:34 AM
I'd vomit if i saw a varmit in my home,then i'd vacate!
Dave Bortone April 13, 2013 at 01:27 PM
I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with your police work there, Andrea... http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/varmit?s=t

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