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Police Say Moped Not Stolen, Just Moved Because Chained to Natural Gas Line

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 reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Oct. 14-15.

Sunday, Oct. 14

  • 1:12 p.m. Vincenza Destefano, 41, of 145 Commercial St. #139, Boston, was arrested for shoplifting at JC Penney.
  • 3:01 p.m. One victim was transported to Lynn Union Hospital from Holiday Inn with a deep cut to the finger. Police said there was partial amputation.
  • 4:08 p.m. A woman at Bonkers reported someone stole $60 from her purse while she was playing with her son. She left it unattended during that time.
  • 4:33 p.m. A caller at the Northshore Mall reported his moped was stolen. Police said the moped wasn't stolen, mall security cut the lock and moved it due to the fact that the man chained it to a natural gas line.
  • 5:47 p.m. A caller at the Tannery Apartments on Crowninshield Street reported her ex-boyfriend had one of her extra cell phones and was refusing to give it back. She was advised to contact Salem police to attempt to retrieve the phone.
  • 6:11 p.m. Lenice M. Manning, 46, of 2 Margin St., Peabody, was arrested, following a report of a domestic disturbance at her home. She was charged with two counts of domestic assault with a dangerous weapon. A male caller reported she threatened him and his family with a knife.
  • 10:17 p.m. Sergio Vasquez, 21, of 28 Washington St. #2, Lynn, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Lake Street. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to move over for an emergency vehicle.

Monday, Oct. 15

  • 12:15 p.m. A caller at a mobile home park on Route 1 reported that her cell phone was stolen last month and now the suspect was living in a trailer on the property. Police said charges were already taken out against the female suspect.
  • 1:50 p.m. A caller at the corner of Lowell and Orchard streets reported he was behind a white minivan and the driver kept applying his brakes. The caller said the other driver was trying to purposefully cause him to rear-end the van. Police checked the area, but could not find the minivan.


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

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