Attempted Break-in Reported on Main Street

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

Peabody Patch file photo.
Peabody Patch file photo.

The following is an excerpt from the Peabody Police Department's log:

Thursday, Dec. 26:

  • At 2:19 p.m., a resident called police to report being stared down by a pit bull on Holten Street.
  • At 2:47 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Foster Street.
  • At 3:27 p.m., police responded to a past vehicle break-in on Summit Terrace.
  • At 3:55 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting incident on Andover Street.
  • At 4:15 p.m., police received word that a school bus was having a hard time getting up a hill on Lowell Street. The DPW responded to sand the area.
  • At 4:29 p.m., police responded to a report of vehicles sliding off of the road on Lowell Street. Responding officers did not find any vehicles off of the road.
  • Between 4:47 and 7:15 p.m., police received five calls regarding icy conditions on Bartholomew Street, Baldwin Street, Northend Street, Summer Street, Spring Street and Hamilton Road. There were reports of nine minor motor vehicle accidents during that time period. 
  • At 8:04 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Main Street.
  • At 9:24 p.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Main Street. Naomi C. Brown, 32, of 95 Pleasant St., Lynn, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 11:47 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Andover Street.

Friday, Dec. 27

  • At 1:31 a.m., police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Winter Street. Ergys Qyrasi, 25, of 94 Birch St., Peabody, was arrested for reportedly having an outstanding warrant.
  • At 4:54 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Lynnfield Street.
  • At 10:02 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Lowell Street.
  • At 11:38 a.m., police responded to an attempted break-in at a home on Main Street.
  • At 11:53 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Trask Road.
  • At 12:16 p.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Lowell Street.
  • At 1:48 p.m., police attempted to serve a summons on Water Street.

If you have a question about this police log, please send it to owen.boss@patch.com.
Russ December 29, 2013 at 12:20 PM
John, I hope the Patch is keeping "book" on all these break-ins. Seems as there is a large increase of this type of crime in Peabody.
Bjean December 29, 2013 at 02:21 PM
I think that is the responsibility of the police, they are supposed to track the crime. I would say the Patch only reports on it. I would rather the trained law enforcement handle crime ;)
Johnny D December 29, 2013 at 02:29 PM
While I agree about the break-ins, I am also noticing many more "responding to burglar alarm" entries in these logs...is it happening more or are the police just now adding it to the daily report? Without an outcome being stated, should we assume these were "false alarms" or "attempted break-ins?"
Bjean December 29, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Just my opinion, but probably the idiots are running off once they realize A. there is a house alarm and they set it off or B. they break in to a home and there is someone home and the burglar takes off...... that could be it.
Bjean December 29, 2013 at 03:14 PM
If it were my home, it would be very dangerous for the person breaking in. Not the other way around.
Johnny D December 29, 2013 at 04:04 PM
It just seems rather unlikely (or unlucky) that someone is attempting to break into all of these homes with alarms. If you look at the logs pre-December 2013 you will notice very few (if any) "respond to burglar alarm" entries...but in the past few weeks they have been all over the police log. Because of this I am leaning towards "false alarms"...that are reported to the department every day...but not always mentioned in the blotter? Maybe just wishful thinking!
Johnny D December 29, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Also curious that many of the "burglar alarm" calls are from main streets, and not side streets. In this log alone: Lynnfield, Foster, Andover and Main Streets are mentioned. Maybe they are businesses, and not residences. I know that, in several places I used to work, the alarm would routinely go off for dumb reasons. I secretly loved that my boss had to drive down there in the middle of the night to find a squirrel or bird had ventured into the warehouse.
John Castelluccio (Editor) December 29, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Johnny D is essentially correct on that last point. I have been on vacation the past couple weeks and the other editor(s) who were filling in for me likely included entries in the log that I normally wouldn't, such as false alarms. The police regularly respond to burglar alarms along 114 for example, but most of the time the alarms are triggered by accident, etc.
Johnny D December 29, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Thanks for the update John...hope you had a relaxing vacation!


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