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Officer Injured After Man Wanted on 5 Warrants Puts Up Fight

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

The following excerpts are from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Aug. 18-19.

Sunday, Aug. 18

  • 5:01 a.m. A caller at Proctor Circle reported seeing two teenagers enter his neighbor's car. Patrick Glennon, 21, of 183 Lowell St. #2, Peabody, and Michael R. Nolan, 20, of 1 Waselchuk Dr., Peabody, were both arrested on charges of breaking and entering for a felony and receiving stolen property over $250. Glennon was also charged with disorderly conduct.
  • 10:26 a.m. A caller reported there was vandalism to work he was doing inside a vacant building on Hancock Street. Police said 70 feet of copper wire was stolen from the building.
  • 10:49 a.m. A Linden Road resident reported prescription medication was stolen from the home.
  • 11:07 a.m. A Tremont Street resident reported there was a construction Dumpster parked in his driveway -- the problem was he wasn't having any work done on his property. Police said the Dumpster was delivered to the wrong city and the individuals involved were working on an arrangement to move it.
  • 1:06 p.m. A caller reported a break-in to a car on Trask Road. A GPS device was stolen.
  • 2:04 p.m. A caller reported there were numerous vehicles parked, blocking Endicott Street. An officer issued 20 parking tickets.
  • 2:36 p.m. Joan Doyle-Grenier, 61, of 2 Nimitz Way, Salem, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at JC Penney. She was charged with eight counts of shoplifting by concealing merchandise and one count of possession of burglary tools.
  • 2:59 p.m. Louis C. Romani, 35, of 33 Margin St. #5, Peabody, was arrested at his apartment on five outstanding warrants and additional charges after attacking one of the officers trying to take him into custody, according to police. Officer Mark Saia was knocked over a balcony and suffered minor injuries. He, along with Romani, were both taken to Lahey Clinic. The warrants, which originated out of Chelsea, Lawrence, Haverhill, Ipswich and Woburn district courts, contained charges for motor vehicle violations (including OUI), drug possession, multiple counts of identity fraud, larceny and check forgery. Romani was additionally charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, wanton destruction of property under $250 and assault and battery on a police officer.
  • 3:42 p.m. An officer said he was flagged down by a person on Endicott Street who wasn't happy about the parking tickets issued earlier by police. He was advised to call the parking clerk in the morning.
  • 6:05 p.m. A caller on Crowninshield Street reported his car tires were slashed.
  • 7:30 p.m. A caller at the Tedeschi Food Shops on Main Street reported her car was broken into while she was inside the store. She said she was inside with her daughter when a female came in to tell her her vehicle was just broken into. She then spotted two males -- one wearing a black shirt and the other wearing a red sweater -- take off on foot. A cell phone valued at $600 and a case were stolen. A 22-year-old and a 15-year-old were both issued court summonses for larceny over $250.
  • 7:55 p.m. A caller at Mobile Estates reported something was buried in her lot and covered with a flag.
  • 7:56 p.m. A Lowell Street resident reported her husband's work vehicle was spray-painted on the passenger side while they were away on vacation.
  • 8:29 p.m. A caller at Four Star Towing reported he witnessed an employee from Always Towing stealing items off of his tow truck and loading it into the man's Cadillac Escalade. Police said the owner of Four Star Towing was reporting that a $300 part was taken by the owner of Always Towing; however, that man claimed the part was in fact his and was stolen by Four Star Towing a few days ago. He was unable to show any proof that it belonged to his company, according to police, and the part was returned to Four Star Towing. That man was then issued a court summons for larceny over $250.

Monday, Aug. 19

  • 2 a.m. A caller on Margin Street reported an attempted home break-in. Police said a rear window was broken, but the suspect fled before officers arrived.
  • 7:30 a.m. A caller reported a male left a blue and green bag on the wall in front of 210 Washington St. and walked away. The caller said the man was bald, wearing glasses and a plaid shirt. Police said the bag turned out to contain empty beer bottles.
  • 10:21 a.m. A male reported he was assaulted while at the Century House Restaurant, but then decided he didn't want police involvement and he would handle the incident on his own.
  • 10:27 a.m. Beverly Hospital staff reported residents at a Rockdale Avenue home were possibly exposed to rabies from a bat trapped in the home. The residents were being treated.
  • 11:19 a.m. An officer reported he heard loud explosions in the area of 106 Lynn St. and saw black smoke. There were wires down on the Eastern Bank building. A tractor-trailer had struck a utility pole and knocked it over, leading to a transformer fire. See related story.
  • 2:58 p.m. Staff at Holiday Inn reported multiple items were stolen from a restroom and the laundry room.
  • 4:07 p.m. A caller on Hawthorne Circle reported someone stole a GPS device and an iPod Nano from the person's vehicle.
  • 4:31 p.m. A 47-year-old woman was transported to Lahey Clinic after a three-car accident on Lowell Street near the Hess gas station. A 32-year-old Revere woman was issued a court summons for driving with a suspended license.
  • 5:39 p.m. A caller at an Oak Street apartment reported his ex-roommate stole his red 2000 Saturn LS2.
  • 7:19 p.m. A resident at the Pine Grove mobile home park on Route 1 reported his neighbor stole several items from him. Police said there was a dispute between the neighbors.
  • 7:29 p.m. A caller said kids outside Toys R Us were pushing shopping carts at vehicles as they drove by.
  • 9:09 p.m. A caller reported losing a debit card at the Apple Store and then it was used several times at other mall stores by someone else.

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

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