Semi-Automatic Gun Stolen in Burglary

A resident was also summonsed to court on two counts of improper storage of firearms.

The suspect in the Lynnfield Street burglary. Photo credit: Peabody Police Department.
The suspect in the Lynnfield Street burglary. Photo credit: Peabody Police Department.

Peabody Police continue to investigate a burglary that occurred in a Lynnfield Street home on Tuesday afternoon.

Police released a photo of a suspect to the media on Tuesday in hopes of spreading the word.

According to police, a Ruger 9mm semi-automatic gun was taken during the break-in. 

A Lynnfield Street resident called police on Tuesday afternoon after a neighbor told her there was a burglary in progress at her house.

The suspect, a white male in his 40s, who was wearing a white baseball hat with a stripe from front to back, a blue jacket with a black hood, blue jeans, white sneakers, and possibly wearing a backpack, fled the scene on foot, according to police.

Peabody Police released a “be on the lookout” alert to other departments and requested a K9 unit from Salem.

In addition to investigating the burglary, Peabody Police summonsed a resident of the Lynnfield Street home to court on two counts of improper storage of firearms.

If you are able to identify the suspect in the photo, please contact Detective Joe Gilroy 978-538-6364 or you may also go to the MyPD app or Citizen Observer, which are both accessible from the police department’s website

It may also be done anonymously.

J February 06, 2014 at 07:05 AM
Peabody doesn't have a K9?
Matt February 06, 2014 at 09:18 AM
Maybe if the Liberal Police Department allowed citizens their right to carry their firearms, he wouldn't have to be summoned.
Steve February 06, 2014 at 08:54 PM
he doesnt look like he is in his 40s. He looks much younger to me in this photo, more like 20-34 range
Lisa Caron February 08, 2014 at 10:11 AM
The county has K-9's
Lisa Caron February 08, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Matt apparently only watches Fox news.You're right,Matt,liberals don't think idiots that can't even store a gun properly should walk the streets fully armed.You can make excuses for all the children that are killed every year by morons that just leave guns lying around the house????
Johnny D February 08, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Couldn't agree more Lisa. This irresponsible person is responsible for another illegal gun on the street. I can only hope and pray that someone doesn't end up dead as a result of this "gun owner's" negligence. Don't get me wrong, the guy who broke in is responsible too...but he wouldn't have had access if this "responsible gun owner" knew how to properly store his/her firearm. So NO Matt...this person should not be allowed to carry their weapons...especially since, like Lisa said, they cannot even store a gun properly.
Bjean February 08, 2014 at 12:40 PM
How about, DONT BREAK INTO HOUSES AND STEAL! The only person you should be mad at is the CRIMINAL. If it was my house, I would have shot him. The person responsible for the illlegal gun on the street is the one who put it there, the CRIMINAL, not the gun owner. Should it have been locked up, yes. But it wasnt left on the front stairs. It was in a private residence which was BURGLARIZED. Seriously, you guys.
Johnny D February 08, 2014 at 02:11 PM
With great freedom comes great responsibility. Gun owner is at least 50% at fault for this. And, if you did shoot and kill this guy, you would be going to jail for a very long time...especially if he wasn't armed. Welcome to Massachusetts, and the laws that come with it...we must abide by them or find another place to live.
Bjean February 08, 2014 at 03:43 PM
You have to be in your home and feel as if your life is in imminent danger. I highly doubt any jury would convict a homeowner with a legally owned and registered weapon, protecting their children from a man entering their home. Liberal state or not, i would defend my kids first and take my chances. If some guy is breaking into a house, it isnt to borrow a cup of sugar.
Bjean February 08, 2014 at 03:45 PM
The lawbreaker is the person breaking into the home, not the victim of a home invasion.
Bjean February 08, 2014 at 04:11 PM
http://lawofselfdefense.com/law_case/commonwealth-v-shaffer/ MA has a castle doctrine because of this case.
Johnny D February 08, 2014 at 07:27 PM
There is a huge difference between "castle doctrine" states and "stand your ground" states...and that difference could mean spending the rest of your life in jail. All the Massachusetts "castle doctrine" says is that you are not required to retreat and it is legal to defend your dwelling (inside only). This doctrine does not protect the use of deadly force except in extreme circumstances (the intruder has a gun).
Johnny D February 08, 2014 at 07:32 PM
For the record, I disagree with the current law. You should be able to protect your family by any means necessary...especially since what I view as a threat may be different than what you view as a threat...it is much to subjective. My point was that one cannot simply ignore the law because they disagree with it (storage of a firearm). If actually faced with the situation that Bjean describes, I too would do whatever it takes to protect my loved ones...and then take my chances with a jury.
Bjean February 08, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Totally, Johhny D. You can not ignore the law because you disagree with it.
Johnny D February 08, 2014 at 09:09 PM
I would be knowingly breaking the law if I used deadly force to protect my family, even though the intruder is technically the "lawbreaker." However, I would be willing to accept the consequences of my actions, if need be...because, as a result of my actions, I am also a "lawbreaker." So is this guy...but you are playing favorites with your lawbreakers, Bjean. Why would a presumably responsibly gun owner, such as yourself, not be outraged at this obvious negligence? There is another gun on the street because this person couldn't follow the rules...not to mention that people like this quickly become the poster-boy for the anti-gun movement...and put your right to bear arms in jeopardy.
Matt February 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Johnny D, what right to bear arms? That right doesn't exist in Peabody... at least not for the majority. Lisa... typical liberal drivel. Why don't you read my comment again and try to comprehend what I was saying before opening your mouth and blabbering.
Snowflake February 11, 2014 at 04:38 PM
Any luck in finding the intruder yet? I think they only find them on TV :(
Les Masterson (Editor) February 11, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Nothing new to report yet.


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