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Purse Snatcher Allegedly Shoots Victim in Head With BB Gun

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  press log from May 4-6.

Friday, May 4

  • 4:19 p.m. Police received a report of a missing 13-year-old who was last seen at 6:15 a.m. that morning at her apartment on Fulton Street. Police listed the teen as missing and distributed her picture to all area cars and at roll call. Police later said the missing girl might be in Lynn with a friend. The teen did contact another male via Facebook to say that she was fine and did not want to speak with her family, police said. She would return home on Monday.
  • 5:22 p.m. Police responded to Corey Drive on a report of someone speeding down the street on a dirt bike. Police were initially unable to locate the person, but when an officer did come across the male riding the bike, he fled into .
  • 7:57 p.m. A caller on Richartson Road reported someone in a small gray Scion fired yellow paintballs at the person's house.
  • 8:16 p.m. A caller reported a male left the and was driving a vehicle with New Hampshire license plates at a slow rate of speed when he almost hit a pedestrian. The vehicle then parked at Town Variety. Police were unable to locate the car of the person.
  • 9:25 p.m. Police spoke with two people about a dispute at a crosswalk near CVS on Main Street. Police said the female spit on the other person's car.
  • 10:16 p.m. Police responded to a report of a purse snatching outside the on Foster Street. Police said the suspect, a white male wearing all black and carrying the purse inside his clothing, fled on foot toward Franklin Street. Officers were unable to find the suspect. According to scanner reports, the thief shot the victim in the head with a BB gun and was being chased down Foster Street by her boyfriend.
  • 11:52 p.m. A male caller on Washington Street reported his girlfriend was assaulted and suffered a head injury. He said the assailants were no longer at the scene. The female was transported to Salem Hospital.

Saturday, May 5

  • 12:24 a.m. A caller reported her ex-boyfriend violated a restraining order by calling her on the phone. Police said the man, who was believed to be living in Florida, called to wish his ex "Happy Birthday."
  • 12:43 a.m. A Collins Street resident reported someone walking by threw a board through her front window. Police were unable to locate a suspect in the area.
  • 11:40 a.m. A male and female were each issued summonses on drug charges after police were called to by an employee reporting unwanted guests. The pair was issued a no trespassing order and the man, a Chelmsford resident, was summonsed for possession of a Class A drug (heroin). The woman, a 25-year-old Lowell resident, later called police to confess she gave them a false name. She was issued a summons for possession of Class A (two counts -- heroin) and B drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia used with controlled substances and for giving a false name to a police officer.
  • 1:35 p.m. A caller reported she believed her parents were victims of a scam. Police said the couple, residents at , transferred $10,641 via Western Union and MoneyGram.
  • 5:47 p.m. A female resident reported she was "jumped" by two other females on Jefferson Road. After an investigation, police said, it was a "mutual altercation" between two females. No charges were sought at the time.
  • 11:25 p.m. Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle into a pole on Forest Street. Police said the pole shifted a foot-and-a-half. PMLP and Verizon were notified. The driver was transported to and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

Sunday, May 6

  • 12:04 a.m. Police checked the area of Melody Road for a black Nissan with three occupants: two males and a female. A caller reported the car was driving in reverse down the road with its lights off and one of the males was outside the car with his pants down.
  • 9:58 a.m. A caller at a mobile home park on Route 1 reported a missing ring. The resident believed a home health aide might have stolen it. Police said they would follow up with the aide.
  • 12:39 p.m. One male driver was transported to after a car accident in the parking lot at Walmart. Danvers police reported one of the drivers involved in the accident may have suffered a head injury, but initially left the scene. The man was checked out by and taken to Lahey.


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

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