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Rollover on 128 Leads to OUI Arrest; 'Knucklehead' on Dirt Bike Tears Up Park

The following information was provided by the Peabody Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Peabody Police Department
Peabody Police Department
The following excerpts are from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Nov. 4-5.

Monday, Nov. 4

  • 12:31 a.m. An officer was flagged down at Bill & Bob's Roast Beef by a person reporting a stolen bicycle.
  • 9:16 a.m. A resident on Home Street reported that sometime between Friday and Saturday a UPS package was stolen from her front porch.
  • 9:26 a.m. Sean D. Butler, 42, of 95 Main St. #14, Peabody, was arrested on a temporary warrant out of Peabody District Court on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
  • 9:51 a.m. An officer conducted a walk-through of TD Bank on Lowell Street. Bank employees said all was in order, but reported receiving numerous calls from customers about a scam phone call the previous night. The message had stated: "A North Shore bank regretfully advises you that your card has been locked, press 1 to speak to a representative." Customers were advised it was the latest phishing scam.
  • 11:09 a.m. Police spoke with a security officer at North Shore Bank's corporate offices on Route 114 and she confirmed that the widespread message residents received the night before was due to someone obtaining an automated phone list and using the bank's name to try and scam the public. She said the bank had since posted several online notices to its customers.
  • 12:34 p.m. Police received a report of a person selling vacuums on Beckett Street. An officer said there were five males at the scene with a vehicle with New Hampshire license plates. Raymond Gingras, 26, of Tewksbury, was subsequently arrested on two warrants out of Woburn and Lowell for motor vehicle violations.
  • 3:02 p.m. One person was transported to Lahey Medical Center, Peabody with a complaint of back pain after a two-car accident at the corner of Lake Street and Mulberry Drive. One driver was cited for rear-ending the other car.
  • 3:40 p.m. Police received a report of a large van taking down phone lines in the area of Fairview Avenue and Bay State Boulevard.
  • 4:19 p.m. A caller on Loris Road reported a heavyset black male was trying to sell the resident police raffle tickets. The caller said the man was wearing a blue down jacket and a baseball cap that read "police" on it. He left the area in a black Hyundai Sonata. An officer reported speaking to a male who fit that description and sent him on his way.
  • 4:32 p.m. A caller on Kosciusko Street reported someone stole a refrigerator from his yard.
  • 4:44 p.m. A caller at Woodbridge Assisted Living reported a past theft of several articles of clothing.
  • 5:16 p.m. Matthew S. Wolpe, 29, of Wilmington, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Sears. He was charged with one count of shoplifting by asportation. He had also been arrested in Peabody on Saturday on warrants, following a domestic incident.
  • 5:18 p.m. A caller at a Highland Terrace residence reported he could hear a fire alarm sounding, but he couldn't go downstairs to check on it, because he was on house arrest. Police said the tenant on the first floor was just cleaning the oven. There was no fire.
  • 5:34 p.m. Report of an attempted burglary at Mobile Estates on Route 1. Police said a chair was wedged under the door handle of a back door to the residence, which is what prevented the would-be burglar from entering the home. There was some damage to the wall.
  • 7:01 p.m. Report of a motor vehicle rolling over on Route 128 South by Exit 28. State police, firefighters and EMS responded to the scene. Police said airbags had deployed and there was one person inside the vehicle. That person was extricated and then arrested by state police for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

  • 7:20 a.m. Report of a motor vehicle accident on Route 114 near Route 128 involving a school bus. Police said there were no injuries no tows necessary.
  • 9:36 a.m. A caller on Wallis Street reported hearing a female screaming. An officer said he spoke with a male resident who was home alone and playing with his dog.
  • 11:16 a.m. David C. Keller, 48, of 165 Lynnfield St., Peabody, was arrested at his residence, following a report of a domestic incident. He was charged with domestic assault and battery.
  • 11:40 a.m. A caller reported there were kids playing at Pierpont Park with what appeared to be a BB gun. An officer located an eight-year-old with a BB gun and walked the child back home to Sewall Street and confiscated the "weapon."
  • 12:12 p.m. A caller on Fairview Avenue reported three teenagers were shooting at oncoming traffic with Nerf guns.
  • 2:45 p.m. A caller reported a theft of her scarecrow decoration that was hanging on a light post on Main Street. She said the football helmet, Under Armor gloves and a shirt were taken off the scarecrow. The scarecrow's head was also missing.
  • 3:35 p.m. A caller reported a "knucklehead" on a dirt bike was tearing up Marrs Park. The person was last seen crossing Sutton Street and heading down toward the park at the Welch School.
  • 5:31 p.m. Report of a road rage incident in which a male ended up kicking a female's car. A caller said the two vehicles involved left the parking lot at Bill & Bob's Roast Beef and headed west down Lowell Street.
  • 8:31 p.m. Two female juveniles, 16 and 14, were arrested on charges of shoplifting at JC Penney.
  • 8:49 p.m. Kristina M. Paradis, 24, of 111 Eastern Ave., Lynn, was arrested, following a report of a domestic incident outside the 7-Eleven on Lynn Street. She was charged with domestic assault and battery.
  • 9:44 p.m. Darrin J. Leblanc, 45, of 19 Bradford Rd., Peabody, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the corner of Lowell and Lake streets. He was charged with driving with a suspended license (subsequent offense), attaching plates and operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.
  • 10:05 p.m. Report of someone on Pinecrest Avenue using a table saw and waking the neighbors.

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

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