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Report of Male Exposing Himself Inside Shaw's; 3 Ninjas Ringing Doorbells

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. 23-25.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

  • 8:55 a.m. A clerk at the Hess gas station on Lowell Street reported someone abandoned a car on the property. An officer said the vehicle had fresh front-end damage, but wasn't reported stolen. A message was left for the registered owner and the business was advised how to resolve the matter.
  • 10:27 a.m. An 86-year-old Peabody woman was issued a court summons for making threats to commit a crime after police responded to a neighborhood dispute at a Route 1 mobile home park. Police said it was ongoing dispute.
  • 11:11 a.m. Security at the Northshore Mall reported a shoplifter was running through the mall and then entered the parking lot near Sears Automotive. The suspect was described as a white male in his early 50s and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. Sears Loss Prevention said it would handle the matter internally.
  • 12:08 p.m. A caller reported there was a construction crew on Bartholomew Street that was conducting work without a police detail on scene.
  • 4:20 p.m. A Newcastle Road resident reported someone wanted to steal the aluminum off her house.
  • 5:19 p.m. A caller reported a male was exposing himself at Shaw's Supermarket in Aisle 14.  An officer checked outside the store as well in the area of Prospect Street, but didn't find the person. The officer said he would be reviewing surveillance footage as well.
  • 7 p.m. A caller at a Lowell Street apartment reported she possibly located her stolen laptop computer -- she believed a friend took it.
  • 7:59 p.m. A caller on Aberdeen Avenue reported three teens dressed as ninjas were ringing doorbells in the neighborhood.
  • 8:40 p.m. A caller reported she struck a pit bull with car on Route 114 and the dog left the area. She said the dog hit the side of her car. The dog was later found by the railroad tracks along Central Street (near the senior center) and the owner was notified.
  • 8:48 p.m. A caller on Lowell Street reported her house was just broken into. Officers checked the home, but said there were no signs of forced entry and there appeared to only be suspicious activity at the time. An officer spoke with an ex-boyfriend who had a key to the home, but he denied going by there.
  • 9:32 p.m. Police responded to a report of a disturbance at Mobile Estates. Tanya A. Hernandez, 41, of 286 Newbury St. #63, Peabody, and Katie E. Burke, 31, of 286 Newbury St. #114, Peabody, were both arrested on warrants from other departments.

Thursday, Oct. 24

  • 3:14 a.m. Police responded to a report of a fight in the first-floor hallway of an apartment building on Main Street. Officers said some individuals were sent on their way after a dispute with the maintenance man.
  • 3:39 a.m. A caller reported a car hit the guardrail and went off the road on Lake Street just before Huntington Drive. The vehicle -- a gray 2013 Kia Sportage -- was coming from the Route 1 area. Police said a wheel fell off the vehicle and a tow company was responding to the scene. There were no injuries.
  • 11:48 a.m. A caller at Victory Motor Sports on Route 1 reported some tools and a catalytic converter were stolen.
  • 12:05 p.m. A caller at the Welch School reported her dog was just attacked while walking in the park. She said the other person was walking six dogs, none of which were leashed, and after the altercation, the person just left in a black SUV.
  • 2 p.m. The Fire Department reported it was responding to a large brush fire in the woods at the end of Butternut Avenue. See related story.
  • 2:10 p.m. Staff at Carrabba's reported finding a shell casing in the back of the restaurant. An officer said the shell casing was for a .22 caliber bullet and he would turn it into the department armorer.
  • 2:53 p.m. A caller reported an erratic operator who was "smoking pot" inside the car near Maddy's Car Wash on Route 114.
  • 2:54 p.m. A Walker Road resident reported a larceny of jewelry.
  • 3:12 p.m. A resident at Brooksby Village reported her $12,000 wedding ring was stolen from her apartment.
  • 6:35 p.m. A resident at Brooksby Village reported multiple items were stolen from an apartment. Police said an electronic reader was taken a week ago.
  • 8:30 p.m. A homeowner on Endicott Street reported someone broke in through a rear door. Police said it was actually through a basement window, but nothing appeared to be missing.

Friday Oct. 25

  • 6:49 a.m. Report of a road rage incident at the corner of Lowell Street and Apple Hill Road involving two vehicles. Police said one of the vehicles left before officers arrived.
  • 9:39 a.m. Police received a call regarding an ongoing dispute between neighbors. A resident on Bresnahan Street reported someone broke her nebulizer.
  • 9:51 a.m. A caller reported a company was working without a police detail on Carlton Street. Police said a detail was granted.
  • 12:01 p.m. A caller at Stacy's Electrolysis and Skin Care Center on Main Street reported there was an out of control female in her store who then left the store headed toward Washington Street. Police said it was a solicitor. She was advised to check in at the police station or City Hall first and was sent on her way.
  • 12:14 p.m. A caller reported a person in a white late model Lincoln was following him around the Northshore Mall parking lot and making angry gestures toward him. Police responded to the area, but the vehicle had already left.

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

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