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Police Say Alcohol Not Carbon Monoxide Was the Problem

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 arrest reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Oct 2-4.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

  • 2:35 p.m. Tina M. White, 46, of 116 Lafayette St. #318, Salem, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Sears. She was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise (third offense).
  • 2:43 p.m. A caller at an auto repair shop on Rear Pulaski Street reported a male pulled up outside the shop around 3:45 a.m. and stole the taillights off a 2006 Dodge Ram truck owned by the shop.
  • 3:03 p.m. A caller reported he stopped at the Gulf gas station on Route 1 North and asked the attendant to pump $15 in gas for him, but the man pumped $50 worth instead. The customer did not have enough cash on him and said they were unable to reach an understanding. An officer at the scene said the man would return on Thursday with the remaining balance.
  • 3:28 p.m. A Martha Terrace resident reported a stolen bicycle. Police returned the bicycle to the owner after finding it in the bushes between Land & Sea and CVS on Lynnfield Street.
  • 3:53 p.m. Vincenzo Valenti, Jr., 20, of 15 Crane Ave., Peabody, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Sears. He was charged with disorderly conduct and shoplifting by concealing merchandise.
  • 6:07 p.m. A Dane Street resident reported she returned home to find her daughter and a friend both dazed, weak and vomiting. She believed the two girls may have been affected by carbon monoxide poisoning. Police responded to the scene and said it was likely due, however, to alcohol rather than carbon monoxide. Both females were taken to the hospital -- one to North Shore Children's Hospital and the other to Salem Hospital.
  • 7:25 p.m. Both drivers in a two-car accident at the corner of Central and Warren streets were transported to Salem Hospital. A 45-year-old Ipswich man was issued a court summons for driving with a suspended license.
  • 7:27 p.m. A caller reported there was an unconscious person in the bathroom at the 7-Eleven on Route 1. The person was transported to Lynn Union Hospital for overdosing on heroin.
  • 7:30 p.m. A caller reported his daughter's mother fraudulently obtained a cell phone account using the four-year-old girl's information.
  • 11:12 p.m. Percy Gaskin, 43, of 563 Boston St., Lynn, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Route 1. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

  • 10:35 a.m. A 45-year-old Peabody woman was issued a court summons for two counts of shoplifting, following a report of a possible shoplifter in the area of Teresa's Crafters Boutique on Main Street.
  • 2:32 p.m. A Cedar Pond Village resident reported someone fraudulently took out a loan online under her name.
  • 3:05 p.m. Police said a 22-year-old Lynn man was struck by a vehicle on Northend Street. The vehicle -- an older model red Ford truck with a "shocker sticker" on the windshield -- then fled the scene. The victim refused medical attention and he was advised by police to keep an eye out for the vehicle and alert police if it returned.
  • 4:32 p.m. A caller on Mt. Pleasant Drive reported her husband was intoxicated and she wanted him removed from the home. Police took him over to the Days Inn in Danvers for the night.
  • 5:42 p.m. A caller on Columbus Road reported his home was vandalized. A cable wire and a gas line to a propane tank were cut, along with an extension wire on the back deck. The caller said he suspected an ex-coworker.
  • 6:44 p.m. A caller on Tremont Street reported she was trapped inside her house by a skunk at her back door. She said the skunk made its way under the grill in the backyard, which was something it never did before. The Animal Control Officer explained that it was probably taking shelter from the rain and would most likely be on its way by morning. She also told the woman that if it didn't leave, she would have to hire an exterminator to get rid of it.

Thursday, Oct. 4

  • 1:28 a.m. A caller at a Warren Street apartment reported her landlord was intoxicated and banging on her door. Police responded to the scene and said the man went back to his unit for the night.
  • 2 a.m. The female called back to say her landlord was now calling her phone and making threats. Police then arrested Robert E. Burkett, 46, of 19 Warren St. #3, Peabody, for disturbing the peace.
  • 2:52 a.m. A 33-year-old Lynnfield woman was issued a court summons for domestic assault and battery, following an incident at the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 1 South.
  • 7:13 a.m. A 37-year-old man was issued a court summons for malicious destruction of property, following a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle on Mill Street.
  • 10:55 a.m. A caller reported a man was pushing a shopping cart down the middle of Lowell Street near Route 1. Police checked the area, but were unable to find the man.
  • 12:24 p.m. An employee at Aspen Roofing Services reported someone stole a check for $828 from the company and cashed it at Citizens Bank.


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

bjean October 05, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Trapped in the house by a skunk? People are ridiculous. Wasting police time on something so frivolous.

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