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Police Nab Out-of-State Foursome for Identity Fraud, Other Charges

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. 25-27.

Friday, Oct. 25

  • 2:22 p.m. A caller on Sachem Road reported possible sightings of her missing cat. She wanted to know how to catch it. The animal control officer suggested she try tuna or set a humane animal trap. She would be responsible for any animals she caught though.
  • 2:25 p.m. A caller on Fairview Avenue left a message for the animal control officer, complaining about dog and/or human feces on the sidewalk. She was advised the ACO doesn't pick up feces and that she should try Public Services instead, but that wasn't a guarantee. The woman then became irate and demanded the ACO force her next-door-neighbor to keep her cats on a leash because they are always loose. Cats are not required to be restrained and are allowed to roam freely. She then yelled at the ACO to change the law and hung up the phone. No action required.
  • 2:29 p.m. An officer reported investigating fraudulent credit card use at Nordstrom. A motor vehicle with New York license plates was then stopped in relation to the incident and four people were subsequently arrested. Kenny A. Cuevas, 21, of the Bronx, N.Y., Ramon A. Hilario-Garcia, 30, of Astoria, N.Y., Lusyerliny Robles, 28, of Raleigh, N.C., and Gorgina Nunez-Cabrera, 24, of the Bronx, N.Y., were all charged with identity fraud, credit card fraud over $250, receiving stolen property under $250 and conspiracy. Cuevas was also charged with failure to signal.
  • 2:33 p.m. A caller reported witnessing drug activity in front of his home near the corner of Pinewood Road and Bow Street.
  • 4:52 p.m. A woman said she wanted to get in contact with her brother on Fulton Street so she could enter his apartment to get a can containing $5,000. Police said no one was home at the time.
  • 5:08 p.m. Mall security reported a car break-in. Police said the person's trunk might not have secured properly and someone then stole packages from inside.
  • 5:44 p.m. Alfred J. Amore, Jr., 43, of Swampscott, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Harrison Avenue. He was charged with driving with a suspended license and in an unregistered vehicle.
  • 10:10 p.m. Carlos A. Medeiros, 35, of 14 Summer St., Peabody, was arrested, following a report of three men beating another man at the Charles Motel on Mill Street. Medeiros was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Saturday, Oct. 26

  • 10:58 a.m. A caller reported a man was hassling customers for money at Omega Pizza on Lynn Street. An officer said the man refused medical transport as well as giving him his name. The man then left the area without incident.
  • 12:42 p.m. A caller at Cedar Pond Village reported someone stole the cover of her spare tire from her car.
  • 12:59 p.m. A caller reported witnessing a driver drinking while in traffic in the area of Margin and Gardner streets. The vehicle was described as a silver Hyundai Elantra with Connecticut license plates. Five occupants inside the car were reportedly drinking Coors Lights. The vehicle headed into Salem and Salem police were notified.
  • 1:40 p.m. Brian S. Eldridge, 26, of Saugus, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Sears. He was charged with disorderly conduct and shoplifting.
  • 3:40 p.m. A caller reported a hit-and-run accident on Main Street near Tedeschi Food Shops. The suspect vehicle was a gray-colored Toyota Scion with damage to the front end. The caller said the car fled the wrong way down Holten Street toward Aborn Street.
  • 5:27 p.m. A caller reported a mulch fire outside JC Penney. Police said mall security had the fire doused before they arrived.

Sunday, Oct. 27

  • 1:59 a.m. An officer pulled over a juvenile driver on Lowell Street near St. Adelaide's Parish. The teen was operating outside the restrictions of his license and would have to wait there for a properly licensed driver to come and get the vehicle. The teen was also issued a court summons for driving without a license and in a vehicle with defective equipment (headlights).
  • 2:39 a.m. Nicholas O. Meserve, 20, of 18 Buxton Rd., Danvers, was arrested on a charge of trespassing at the 7-Eleven on Lynn Street.
  • 9:51 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a neighbor dispute over leaf removal at a Route 1 mobile home park. An officer said he would document that pine needles fell from a tree.
  • 12:11 p.m. Report of a hit-and-run accident in Wilson Square. Police contacted the owner of the vehicle that left the scene and said that person would be issued a court summons for leaving the scene of an accident if the person didn't respond.
  • 12:53 p.m. A caller on County Street said his motorcycle was vandalized.

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

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