Plow Truck Fires, Snowmobiles, Stolen Cars and Spats With Shovels in Blizzard

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

The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Feb. Feb 8-10.

Friday, Feb. 8

  • 2:07 p.m. An officer issued a ticket for a car parked on Harris Street in violation of the emergency parking ban.
  • 2:16 p.m. An officer issued a ticket for same on Union Street.
  • 3:21 p.m. Police ticketed a vehicle parked on Caller Street.
  • 4 p.m. A statewide driving ban declared by Gov. Deval Patrick went into effect, prohibiting all drivers from the roads, except for public safety and emergency personnel and essential business employees.
  • 5:34 p.m. A car struck a homeowner's fence on Winona Street and left the scene.
  • 6 p.m. An officer issued two parking tickets for violation of the parking ban on Holten Street.
  • 6:34 p.m. A caller reported his car was stuck in the snow at the corner of Washington and Dane streets.
  • 6:56 p.m. Two vehicles obstructing plows at Elm Place were moved out of the way.
  • 7:20 p.m. Report of a tree down near the YMCA, taking power lines with it. The Fire Department and Peabody Municipal Light Plant were notified.
  • 7:48 p.m. Justin E. Turner, 20, of 57H Garden Rd., Peabody, was arrested at his apartment, following a report of a domestic disturbance with a female family member. Police said he threw allegedly threw hot tea on the victim. Turner was charged with malicious destruction of property under $250, domestic assault and battery, assault and threats to commit a crime.
  • 7:59 p.m. Report of a city plow truck on fire on Bartholomew Street. The fire was extinguished and the vehicle was towed back to the city garage by Phil's Towing.
  • 8:43 p.m. DPS reported a motor vehicle accident in Peabody Square. Police said one of the vehicles fled the scene and the other driver did not want to pursue the matter.
  • 9:43 p.m. Report of a wire down on a vehicle on Elm Street. The Fire Department was notified.
  • 10:27 p.m. Report of a city plow truck on fire at the corner of Lowell and Goodale streets. Police said the pickup truck was fully engulfed. Phil's Towing brought the truck back to the city garage.
  • 10:31 p.m. DPS reported a snowmobile driving down Davis Terrace. Police checked the area, but couldn't find it.
  • 10:33 p.m. A plow driver reported a disable vehicle at the corner of Tremont and Shamrock streets. An officer checked the area, but the car was gone.
  • 11:11 p.m. DPS reported a car was on Hingston Street, impeding snow removal. The car -- a silver 2000 Volvo with New Hampshire license plates -- was towed and ticketed after police were unable to locate the owner.

Saturday, Feb. 9

  • 12:09 a.m. A caller reported a vehicle was stuck in the middle of the road at Highland Park. An officer responded to the scene and said it was just a man shoveling his driveway in order to get his car in.
  • 12:44 a.m. DPS requested two vehicles be towed for impeding snow removal on Holten Street. Both cars were ticketed and removed by Arrington Towing.
  • 1:14 a.m. A caller on Lynnfield Street reported seeing a "large flash" in the area and then losing power at his home. Power was temporarily knocked out to residents in the area after a transformer blew.
  • 1:37 a.m. A caller reported his car was stuck in the snow on Thorndike Street. He was able to eventually move it on his own though.
  • 1:53 a.m. Report of a car blocking a plow truck at Elm Place. An officer said the street was completely impassable and needed to be dug out prior to towing. DPS was notified to send a front-end loader to the scene.
  • 2:07 a.m. A van was ticketed and towed on Lowe Street after DPS reported the vehicle was impeding snow removal.
  • 2:41 a.m. DPS reported a snowmobile was back on Davis Terrace.
  • 4:28 a.m. An officer located a car on Taylor Street that had run out of gas. The vehicle was towed.
  • 7:30 a.m. Report of a wire down on Route 128 at Lowell Street. State highway workers were notified.
  • 8:13 a.m. DPS reported an unoccupied vehicle left in the middle of the roadway on Pound Lane. Police located the owner and she moved her car.
  • 8:23 a.m. Report of a water main break at the corner of Seneca and Newcastle roads.
  • 8:40 a.m. Report of a female stuck in the snow on Dark Lane.
  • 9:01 a.m. DPS reported a plow truck hit another vehicle on Louis Road.
  • 9:04 a.m. Police said neighbors on Pine Street were arguing over the location that snow was being placed in. One person said he was threatened with a shovel. Police spoke with the neighbors and said the problem had been worked out by the time they arrived.
  • 9:37 a.m. DPS  reported several cars were parked on Stevens Street. An officer said he was able to get the cars moved.
  • 9:41 a.m. An officer assisted a person stuck in a snowbank on Main Street near Gallo Nero.
  • 10:46 a.m. A caller on Crane Brook Way reported a car was struck by a plow truck there.
  • 11:16 a.m. An officer issued a parking ticket for one vehicle parked on Main Street in violation of the on-steet parking ban.
  • 11:50 a.m. An officer reported a plow truck was stuck in the snow at the corner of Columbus Road and Lowell Street. 
  • 1:17 p.m. Report of a water break on Stuart Road.
  • 1:28 p.m. Report of a plow truck on fire on Lowell Street near the Red Cross facility. Firefighters responded to the scene.
  • 4:33 p.m. An officer reported a car was stolen from outside Peabody District Court. The keys were left in the ignition. 
  • 4:37 p.m. A caller on Lowell Street reported a dispute with a neighbor over snow placement. An officer said various threats were being made by one person, but after speaking with both neighbors they agreed to stay on their own property.
  • 6:22 p.m. Michael Carvalho, 40, of 116 Main St. #1C, Peabody, was arrested, following a motor vehicle accident near the Elks Lodge on Oak Street. He was charged with driving with a revoked license and disorderly conduct. A caller had reported an intoxicated male driver crashed a vehicle into a snowbank and the man was walking around yelling.
  • 10:11 p.m. A child was taken to North Shore Children's Hospital after being hit in the mouth with a shovel on Lake Avenue.
  • 10:38 p.m. Ryan Dicarlo, 27, of 31 Patricia Rd., Peabody, was arrested at his home for domestic assault and battery
  • 11:28 p.m. A caller reported a vehicle was parked on the corner of Lowell Street and Regal Terrace, making it tough to maneuver around. An officer said a check on the vehicle showed that it was reported as stolen. The owner was notified and came to pick up the vehicle. Police said there was no damage, but $400 in cash was apparently taken from a purse that was inside the vehicle.

Sunday, Feb. 10

  • 12:16 a.m. Jennifer E. Murden, 41, of 10 Pulaski St. #4, Peabody, was arrested at her apartment for domestic assault and battery and disorderly conduct.
  • 8:30 a.m. Complaint about the quality of plowing on School Street.
  • 8:57 a.m. A caller at a Lowell Street apartment reported having a tenant try to assault him over snow removal.
  • 9:08 a.m. A caller in a minivan reported getting stuck on the hill on Baldwin Street due to the icy road conditions.
  • 9:35 a.m. Police received a complaint of plows pushing snow in the street and causing a traffic hazard at the corner of Winona Street and Route 1. An officer confirmed the area was narrow and DPS would have to respond with a front-end loader to remove the snow.
  • 9:40 a.m. An officer reported Brooksby Farm was hosting an event (the Snowshoe Classic), but the streets near the farm had not been maintained with plowing and sand. He attempted to contact DPS, but no one answered the phone.
  • 10:34 a.m. A Lowell Street resident reported the person's car mirror was damaged while parked on the street during the parking ban.
  • 10:40 a.m. A caller on Lowell Street reported having an ongoing dispute with a neighbor over snowplowing the driveway. An officer said the issue was resolved for the time being.


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


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