Shoplifting Charge Stems From Man Refusing to Pay for Apples at City Farm

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  press log from Sept. 10-11.

Monday, Sept. 10

  • 4:22 p.m. Police received a report of a stolen motor vehicle from the methadone clinic on Route 1. The suspect was a 35-year-old man. Police said the owner was en route from Manchester-by-the-Sea to file a report. The owner then called and said the vehicle was located and no one was found with it.
  • 5 p.m. Police received a report of a dead cat on a Barr Road lawn. The resident was concerned it was connected to previous reports of cats being poisoned by anti freeze. The Animal Control Officer brought the body to Borash Veterinary Clinic.
  • 5:50 p.m. A 45-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for shoplifting and disorderly conduct, following a report of suspicious activity at . The farm manager said the man refused to pay for the apples he took. An employee at the farm called back later and said the apples were finally paid for.
  • 6:11 p.m. A female caller at Castle Circle reported her silver bracelet was stolen from her residence two weeks ago.
  • 7:34 p.m. Reginald Dorisca, 26, of 347 Mechanic St., Leominster, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at . He was charged with credit card fraud over $250, identity fraud and disorderly conduct. Police reported a motor vehicle with New York license plates was also involved in the incident. Merchandise from Nordstrom stores in Burlington and Natick was found inside the car.
  • 7:47 p.m. A caller on Baker Street reported her dog was attacked by a neighbor's small white and black dog that was unleashed and on her property. She said her dog, which was leashed, received two puncture wounds to the right ear from the neighbor's dog.
  • 8:41 p.m. Police received a report of an unruly player at the and escorted a 39-year-old man from the property.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

  • 6:34 a.m. A caller at the reported an industrial pressure washer was stolen from the rear of a company pickup truck.
  • 7:17 a.m. A car break-in was then reported in the parking lot. A window was broken and a laptop computer that was left in plain view was stolen, said police. The laptop was later recovered by Topsfield police.
  • 10:19 a.m. A caller at the reported the side window to his rental car was broken, but nothing was missing.

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


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