Stolen Catalytic Converters, Cars and Other Thefts

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 Sept. 23-25.

Monday, Sept. 23

  • 2:01 p.m. Peabody officers arrested Marnie M. Tomasian, 40, of Worcester, on a warrant for armed robbery after locating her in Chelsea. See related story.
  • 2:28 p.m. A caller at Nordstrom reported credit card fraud.
  • 2:47 p.m. A caller at Sports Medicine North reported an incident involving a fraudulent prescription, which was obtained at a CVS in Lynn.
  • 3:04 p.m. An officer reported a 2006 Ford F150 was stolen in Peabody Square.
  • 3:37 p.m. A manager at Century Bank in Peabody Square reported fraudulent activity at the bank. After reviewing security footage, police concluded two males left a "skimming" device on an ATM.
  • 4:17 p.m. Report of a three-car accident at the corner of Lowell Street and Herrick Road. Two drivers were transported to Salem Hospital.
  • 4:18 p.m. Jennifer C. Anderson, 40, of 16 Dell Ct., Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant at a Griffin Road home. The charges included multiple counts of larceny.
  • 5:16 p.m. A caller reported someone stole a catalytic converter from a motor vehicle on Essex Center Drive.
  • 7:38 p.m. John T. Doucette, 23, of 35-1/2 Lynn St., Peabody, was arrested at his residence on two warrants, one of which was an active probation warrant. Doucette was arrested this past spring and charged with an armed and masked robbery at Holden Oil.
  • 11:48 p.m. Lynn police reported they recovered a stolen motor vehicle on York Road in Lynn and notified the rightful owner.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

  • 10:04 a.m. Merira Lopez, 24, of of 36 Timson St., Lynn, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the corner of Hamilton Road and Birchwood Avenue. She was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and her vehicle not meeting RMV safety standards.
  • 10:22 a.m. North Andover police reported they recovered a stolen motor vehicle at 100 Turnpike St. in their town and made one arrest. The rightful owner of the vehicle was notified.
  • 11:46 a.m. A caller reported the catalytic converter was stolen from her vehicle while she was parked outside an office on Essex Center Drive.
  • 12:08 p.m. Julio Martinez, of 221 Lafayette St. #3, Salem, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Sears. He was charged with one count of shoplifting by concealing merchandise.
  • 12:51 p.m. A caller on Proctor Circle reported she believed someone set up a camp site in the woods behind her house.
  • 3:59 p.m. A caller on Elm Street reported a theft of a concrete saw valued at $1,100.
  • 4:50 p.m. A caller reported a group of kids were possibly smoking pot at a park on Cottage Street. Police checked the area, but didn't find anything suspicious.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

  • 6:27 p.m. A caller reported there was a hurt bunny on Endicott Street. Police said a car hit the rabbit and it was moved off to the side of the road near Farnham Park. DPS was notified to remove the remains.
  • 10:18 a.m. A Driscoll Street resident reported she received a phone call from a scammer who tried to get her to go somewhere and give him money. Police told her she did the right thing by not giving the person any information.
  • 11:06 a.m. A caller on Lynnfield Street reported someone threw an egg at his house.
  • 1:30 p.m. A lock-down drill was conducted at the McCarthy School.
  • 1:53 p.m. A caller on Evans Road complained that his neighbor didn't bring his or her trash barrels in yet. Police informed the caller he could pick them up and leave on the side of the road if he was so inclined.

For questions on this log, email peabody@patch.com.
Saber Walsh September 29, 2013 at 09:01 AM
The stolen catalytic converter business always seems to be tied to gang activity, at least on the West Coast, New Mexico and Arizona. Does anybody remember the days when you could leave your car unlocked? I guess that's "progress."


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