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Peabody Pair Arrested at N.H. Mall for iPhone Release

Two Peabody residents were arrested while police attempted to maintain order in a crowd of about 1,000 people huddled outside a Salem, N.H. mall Friday for the release of the new iPhone.

The Apple Store at the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. Credit: Courtesy
The Apple Store at the Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. Credit: Courtesy
This story was reported by Kyle Stucker.

Salem, N.H. police arrested two Peabody residents Friday and had to intervene in a variety of other incidents in the early morning hours before the new Apple iPhones went on sale at the Mall at Rockingham Park.

Deputy Police Chief Shawn Patten said Mark Young, 24, and Jennifer Young, 22, both of Peabody, were arrested while police attempted to maintain order in a crowd of about 1,000 people huddled outside the mall, which has an Apple store and has been known for issues during major technology releases in the past.

Mark Young was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct, while Jennifer Young was charged with trespassing and possession of marijuana, according to Patten, who said both individuals were released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail.

Officers also found a man who was beaten unconscious, and Patten said detectives are still investigating that incident. Patten said the man was found "laying in some brush," although he said in a release that none of the roughly 1,000 people in the area "'witnessed' the assault."

The man was transported to an area hospital by members of the Salem N.H. Fire Department.

Patten said there were several other minor incidents over the course of Friday morning, including multiple thefts, domestic disputes and trespassing issues. Officers handled those issues "without incident," according to Patten.
Mundus Gubernavi September 23, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Mark Young, 24, and Jennifer Young Did you guys forget your pacifiers?

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