Peabody Police Arrest Two on Heroin Charges

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 Nov. 20-21.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

  • 8:50 a.m. A mock lockdown drill was conducted at Higgins Middle School.
  • 11:49 a.m. A caller complained that workers at CVS were cleaning the parking lot and some of the debris was blowing down Main Street. An officer spoke with the crew doing the cleanup and said the problem would be rectified.
  • 12 p.m. A 49-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following a report of a domestic disturbance at his home on Ralph Road.
  • 3:18 p.m. Michelle E. McKeon, 45, of Stoughton, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Sears. She was charged on two counts of larceny over $250.
  • 3:44 p.m. Brian M. McBride, 30, of 46 Edward Ave., Lynnfield, was arrested on a charge of possession of a Class A drug, following a motor vehicle stop near the Hess gas station on Lowell Street after a report of suspicious activity. Anthony M. Turcketta, 27, of Malden, was also arrested on a charge of knowingly being present where heroin was kept. The car was towed from the scene.
  • 5:47 p.m. A resident at Mobile Estates on Route 1 reported harassment by a neighbor. He said someone entered his home -- the door wasn't locked -- and turned up the heat.

Thursday, Nov. 21

  • 1:49 a.m. An employee at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody reported four youths entered the hospital, saying they had no place to go for the night. An officer gave them a ride to a shelter in Salem.
  • 5:11 a.m. A caller on Overlook Trail reported his fire alarm was going off and he could smell smoke, but didn't see any fire. The Fire Department couldn't find a fire either, but smoke could be smelled up and down Route 1. Police said at the time they weren't sure where it was coming from. Police later learned there was a large brush fire burning in Wilmington.
  • 8:15 a.m. Daniel Aguilar-Rugamas, 27, of Somerville, was arrested, following a report of a suspicious motor vehicle at the Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street. He was charged on a straight warrant out of Quincy District Court.
  • 10 a.m. A caller reported all four tires on a car were slashed on Blaney Avenue.
  • 10:37 a.m. Report of a stolen iPhone at Higgins Middle School.
  • 11:25 a.m. A 44-year-old Salem woman was issued a court summons on charges of domestic assault and battery and malicious destruction of property under $250, following a domestic incident at a May Street home.
  • 1:46 p.m. Report of drug activity at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody. Police said they stopped a vehicle and issued a citation to a 34-year-old Beverly man for confiscation of marijuana.

For questions on this log, email peabody@patch.com.
Johnny D November 23, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Quick question, because I believe some Peabody police officers may read this blog...many residents today have elected to forgo a landline phone in favor of a cellphone. In case of emergency, would you still recommend dialing 911 or would it be better to call the actual police station? It is my understanding that, if you dial 911 from a cell phone, you will not be automatically connected with local law enforcement...and may lose precious minutes trying to identify your location. Any advice, specific to Peabody???
Melissa November 23, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Johnny, not too long ago they posted this message on their Facebook page: Did you know that the *SP and *MSP is no longer in service. You may now simply dial 911 in an emergency from a cellular phone in Massachusetts and you will be directed to the closest law enforcement agency based on GPS obtained from your phone location.
Johnny D November 23, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Thanks so much for the information Melissa. It is greatly appreciated. It would be great if the Patch could write a small article about this, as I think a lot of Peabody families could benefit from this information.
Saber Walsh November 24, 2013 at 11:45 AM
The answer to Johnny D's very important question doesn't show. If you are in Peabody, and have a cellphone, dial the police department number directly (978-531-1212). Otherwise dialing 911 routes you to the State Police in Framingham, who will re-route the call (usually doesn't take long, but why take the chance?) As for Law Enforcement Officers Against Prohibition, they represent... themselves. While they write very authoritative press releases and regurgitate all the right feel-good messages, the majority of LEOs do not look at them as offering a solution. Just something to keep in mind when some breathless troll starts to do the "the war on drugs is lost" stuff and begins reciting the progressive narrative.


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