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Police, State K9s Search for Burglary Suspect in South Peabody

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 Sept. 24-25.

Monday, Sept. 24

  • 2:16 p.m. A caller at Mobile Estates on Route 1 reported his house was entered and an Xbox was stolen. Police said there was no forced entry, the door was left unlocked.
  • 2:22 p.m. Police received a report of a vehicle into a brook on Central Street. An officer said there was only a minor damage to the vehicle -- a 1998 Toyota Rav4. The SUV was towed from the scene.
  • 2:24 p.m. A caller at a Main Street apartment complained that her landlord told her and other pit bull owners in the building their dogs, under the law, had to be muzzled or they would be fined otherwise. The Animal Control Officer informed the woman there is no such law within Peabody.
  • 2:52 p.m. Sandra Decarolis, 53, of 364 Moody St. #1, Waltham, was arrested for shoplifting by concealing merchandise (her third offense) at JC Penney.
  • 3:05 p.m. Police responded to a burglar alarm at a Michelle Road home. Police said the alarm was triggered by someone trying to enter a basement window. Neighbors told police they saw a white male running out the back door. He was described as thin, 19 or 20 years old, with red hair and wearing a red tee shirt, black sweat pants and white sneakers. A state police K-9 unit was called in from Tewksbury, along with two K-9s from the Sheriff's Department. Police searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
  • 3:15 p.m. A caller reported a dead racoon in the road near Crystal Lake across Goodale Street. DPS was notified.
  • 3:35 p.m. Justin D. Mello, 36, of 36 Pleasant View Ave., Lynn, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the corner of Lynnfield and Bartholomew streets. He was charged on three warrants from Salem and Lynn district courts and for driving with a revoked license.
  • 3:46 p.m. Police received a report of a gray Honda Accord being driven recklessly down Lowell Street. The car was allegedly passing multiple vehicles, going through stop signs and crossing marked lanes. The license plate came back as registered to the state Department of Transportation for its Route 114 site in Danvers. Police were unable to find the car.
  • 5:38 p.m. A caller reported a person was repeatedly visiting a Proctor Circle home that was unoccupied, lighting a fire in the backyard and then leaving the fire unattended. Police said there was a 23-year-old man renting the house and he was told by the Fire Department to put the fire out.
  • 5:42 p.m. A 51-year-old Peabody man was issued a summons for domestic assault and battery, following a report of a disturbance between a father and son at a Lowell Street home.
  • 7:01 p.m. A caller at a Sanborn Street home reported someone apparently stole his package that was delivered by UPS.
  • 7:38 p.m. A 54-year-old Peabody man was transported to Mass. General Hospital after his car struck a fire hydrant on Pulaski Street. Police said a second vehicle was involved in the accident. Pulaski Street was closed temporarily by police and the Water Department was notified to fix the leaking hydrant. The victim's car was towed from the scene.
  • 10:50 p.m. A female caller reported her iPhone was stolen and she tracked it to a James Street residence.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

  • 10:09 a.m. A caller reported a customer at TD Bank on Cross Street became angry and started throwing things at her face. The customer was upset over charges on his account. Police said security officers would handle the incident.
  • 11:14 a.m. Police responded to a burglar alarm at a Michelle Road home -- the same one from the day before -- and said the rear door appeared to have been tampered with in a break-in attempt. The Sherrif's Department arrived with a K-9 unit again to aid in the search, but police were unable to find anyone in the area.
  • 11:35 a.m. A caller on Lynnfield Street reported her car was broken into and a brand new bottle of Oxycontin was stolen along with her MassHealth card. Nothing else was damaged or taken.
  • 1 p.m. A caller on Lynnfield Street reported his dog was bitten on its rear end by a neighbor's dog.


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

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