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Police Charge 5 in One Day for Shoplifting Incidents at Mall

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 on Oct. 4-6.

Friday, Oct. 4

  • 3:30 p.m. An Oak Street resident reported he noticed his ATM card was missing and $540 was withdrawn from his account. Police said the incident may have happened in Salem.
  • 5 p.m. Two juvenile shoplifters were detained at JC Penney. The store said it would handle the matter internally, but the juveniles were issued no trespassing orders for two years.
  • 5:28 p.m. Report of a two-car accident on Route 128 southbound near Centennial Drive. One person was transported to the hospital. State police handled the accident scene.
  • 5:45 p.m. A caller reported a catalytic converter was stolen off a truck at 10 Centennial Dr.
  • 6:41 p.m. A caller reported the railroad crossing lights at the corner of Central Street and Railroad Avenue were activating, causing a traffic hazard. Fire Alarm was dispatched to evaluate the problem.
  • 10:58 p.m. Officers assisted Salem police with a breathalyzer test for a woman under arrest. The Salem Police Department's machine was out of service.
  • 11:28 p.m. A caller at 4 Your Convenience on Main Street reported someone threw a brick through the front window.

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • 3:44 a.m. Julie A. Lindner, of 59 Walnut St. #7, Peabody, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property over $250. A caller at Boston Chimney and Tower on Caller Street reported hearing some suspicious noises. Lindner was located and taken to the station.
  • 8:30 a.m. A caller at Scrubbles on Central Street reported a past disturbance with an owner of a liquor store. A 71-year-old Lynn man was issued a court summons for assault.
  • 10:39 a.m. Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bow Street and confiscated a small amount of marijuana. An officer said each of the occupants' parents would be notified.
  • 11:46 a.m. A caller at Tanners Court reported his wallet and medication were stolen.
  • 12:56 p.m. An 18-year-old Middleton female was issued a court summons for shoplifting, following a report of a shoplifter at JC Penney.
  • 1:52 p.m. Hypodermic needles were found in the roadway on Butternut Avenue.
  • 2:34 p.m. Report of a past shoplifting at Sears.
  • 3 p.m. Two people were detained for allegedly shoplifting at Macy's Mens' & Furniture Store. Ashley Rodriguez, 19, of Lawrence, was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a straight warrant out of Lawrence District Court. A 21-year-old Lawrence man was also issued a court summons for shoplifting by concealing merchandise.
  • 3:01 p.m. A 16-year-old female was detained at JC Penney and issued a court summons on a charge of shoplifting.
  • 3:13 p.m. A caller at Energi Insurance Services on Centennial Drive reported a larceny.
  • 5:33 p.m. Mayelin I. Disla, 29, of Lawrence, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at the H&M store. She was charged with two counts of shoplifting by concealing merchandise and on a warrant out of Lawrence District Court.
  • 7:14 p.m. Officers reported they were at the fire station on Lynn Street for an investigation. A 37-year-old man was subsequently issued a court summons for making threats.
  • 9:19 p.m. A caller at a Park Street apartment reported a neighbor punched him in the stomach. Police said there was a disagreement between the two males over beer.
  • 9:43 p.m. Police received multiple reports of gunshots in the area of Sabino Farm Road, Esquire Drive and Pulaski Street. Police checked the area, but didn't find anything.

Sunday, Oct. 6

  • 5:27 a.m. Police responded to a two-car accident on May Street. No injuries were reported and one of the cars was parked. A 26-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for leaving the scene of an accident, speeding and not having a valid inspection sticker.
  • 10:53 a.m. One person was transported to Salem Hospital after taking a spill in the produce department at Shaw's.
  • 11:17 a.m. A caller on Blair Terrace reported someone entered her motor vehicle and stole miscellaneous items.
  • 11:34 a.m. A Lynnfield Street resident reported he received duplicate letters on Sept. 23 and 30 from purported investment firm. Police said it was a money scam.
  • 12:42 p.m. A juvenile was transported to Beverly Hospital after a blow to the head during a football game at Bishop Fenwick.

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

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