Police Log: Somerville Man Charged with Assault and Battery

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

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Sunday, Feb. 9

At 6:06 p.m., police responded to Jefferson Road about a car with smoke coming from its engine. Police arrived and found it was a mechanical issue. The vehicle was pushed into a yard.

At 6:30 p.m., police received a call from a Lowell Street business after customers’ belongings were stolen. Three North Face coats and a bankcard were taken.

At 9:01 p.m., an employee at a Foster Street business reported four to five homeless people causing a problem. Police responded, but the people had already left.

At 9:29 p.m., police arrested John J. Kelley, 38, 6 Puritan Road, Somerville, and charged him with domestic assault and battery.

At 9:39 p.m., an employee at a Main Street business called police about homeless people in the store. An officer responded and found the people were trying to stay warm. They left the business.

At 11:57 p.m., a Jefferson Road resident reported someone broke a front and bedroom window. Police summonsed a 23-year-old Chelsea man to court and charged him with malicious damage more than $250.


Monday, Feb. 10

At 12:34 a.m., police responded to Sutton Street where a motorist became stuck on a snow bank. There were no injuries. An officer helped move the vehicle off the snow bank.

At 2:40 a.m., police notified the Department of Public Works about icy conditions on Lowell Street from Prospect Street to Route 1.

At 11:56 a.m., police responded to Lowell Street about a stolen cell phone.

At 12:07 p.m., a Fairview Avenue resident reported several items were taken from her home around Thanksgiving. She told police she will compile a list and sent to police.

At 12:31 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the entrance of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School. Two vehicles were towed. 


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