The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Jan. 18-19.
Friday, Jan. 18
- 4:13 p.m. State police reported a three-car accident near Exit 25 on Route 128 with injuries.
- 6:05 p.m. The owner at Snip-its Hair Cuts for Kids reported he believed one of his employees was stealing bank deposits. A 26-year-old Lynn woman was issued a court summons for larceny over $250. Police said the woman then agreed to "make restitution" to the business.
- 7:43 p.m. Julie A. Follansbee, 31, of 67 Bartemus Trail, Nashua, N.H., was arrested, following a car accident on Lynn Street. Police said a car crashed into a utility box. Follansbee was charged with driving under influence of drugs and alcohol. Verizon and PMLP were notified of the damage. The car was towed.
- 8:31 p.m. An employee at McDonald's reported a fight broke out in the lobby among some older teenagers who then left the restaurant to go Pierpont Park. Police checked the park, but didn't find anyone.
Saturday, Jan. 19
- 6:44 a.m. Robert J. DiGregorio, 54, of 3305 Woodbridge Rd., Peabody, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Lake Street near Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. He was charged with driving with a suspended license (subsequent offense). The car was towed.
- 7:16 a.m. A caller reported finding a bag of hypodermic needles on a grassy area of Lynn Street. An officer located the bag and brought it back to the station for disposal.
- 8:19 a.m. A caller reported his wallet was stolen while he was at Shaw's.
- 9:22 a.m. A 51-year-old Peabody man was transported to Salem Hospital after a caller reported there was an intoxicated man outside the Main Branch Library.
- 11:15 a.m. A Peabody woman reported she was the victim of fraud and was scammed out of $2,000.
- 2:52 p.m. A caller reported there was a water main break in the area of Brooksby Farm. DPS and the Water Department were notified.
- 4:13 p.m. A caller at a Lynnfield Street apartment reported she was having a problem with another tenant in the building who was making threats and instigating fights. Police spoke with the other tenant and said there were no threats made, just name-calling.
- 4:41 p.m. A caller on Shamrock Street reported his car was parked in front of his house all night from midnight to 3:40 p.m. when he left for work. He discovered that the inside of his rear seat had a large amount of white paint on the seat and on the floor in the rear driver's side. He thought his car was locked, but police found no signs of forced entry.
- 5:57 p.m. A caller at an Essex Lane apartment reported he believed someone might be selling a stolen scooter from Peabody on Craigslist. He said he called about the ad and the man dropped the price from $400 to $150 while they were on the phone, saying he needed to get rid of the scooter that night. The seller also didn't have a key or serial number for the scooter. An officer checked the person's address, but said no one answered the door and there were no scooters or mopeds on the property.
- 9:52 p.m. Report of a car into a telephone pole at the corner of Tremont and Webster streets. Police said the driver was trying to avoid a raccoon in the roadway and ended up hitting the pole. PMLP responded to check the damage to the pole.
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