Police Log: Transformer Explosion Knocks Out Power to Parts of Peabody

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.

Thursday, Feb. 20

At 4:27 p.m., police summonsed a 50-year-old Peabody woman to court and charged her with operating a motor vehicle without a license after a two-car accident on Andover Street. There were no injuries.

At 4:54 p.m., a Drake Way resident reported a suspicious package. Police responded and found it was leftover Chinese food.

At 8:13 p.m., an Ellsworth Road resident reported a stolen motor vehicle.

At 8:26 p.m., a Central Street resident reported being threatened while she was shoveling. Police are investigating.

At 8:50 p.m., a Jubilee Drive resident reported a neighbor was welding and making too much noise. Police spoke to the neighbor who said he was welding a fence to stop illegal dumping on his property. Police asked him to stop for the evening.

At 10:29 p.m., police and fire responded to Wallis Street about an odor of gas and smoking coming off a building. They found it was actually steam coming off the building and there was no problem.


Friday, Feb. 21

At 12:15 a.m., police responded to a report of smoke coming from an Andover Street apartment. A resident said one of her ferrets knocked over a lamp, which ignited a mattress. There was no reported structural damage.

At 7:17 a.m., police summonsed a 38-year-old Peabody woman to court and charged her with operating a motor vehicle without a license.

At 7:25 a.m., a Margin Street resident reported a large pothole. The Department of Public Services told police it was in fact a sinkhole and the DPS will repair when there is better weather.

At 7:49 a.m., police arrested William E. Cusumano Jr., 31, 4 Sherman St., Apt. 1, Peabody, and charged him with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Police made the arrest during a traffic stop on Washington Street.

At 8:37 a.m., police responded to Essex Center Drive after multiple calls about a transformer explosion. The explosion knocked out power to parts of Peabody on Friday.

At 10:44 a.m., a Ralph Road resident reported finding footprints around her residence. Police found the prints were actually dog paw prints.

At 11:28 a.m., police notified the Department of Public Services after a motorist swerved to avoid a pothole on Bartholomew Street and nearly struck another vehicle.

At 1:28 p.m., police responded to a Lowell Street business after two women stole $115 worth of merchandise. 


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