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Store Burglar Reportedly Makes Off With Case of Beer

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

4 Your Convenience is located at 150 Main St. in Peabody. Credit: File photo
4 Your Convenience is located at 150 Main St. in Peabody. Credit: File photo
The following excerpts are from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log on Oct. 12-13.

Saturday, Oct. 12

  • 12:29 a.m. A caller reported a white truck without any markings went through a stop sign at the Peabody side of Goodwin Circle and was being driven erratically. The truck exited the rotary onto I-95, but the caller wasn't sure which direction. State police were notified.
  • 12:40 a.m. A caller reported some people in a dark-colored car stole pumpkins and were possibly hiding behind the medical building on Roosevelt Avenue. Police located the individuals behind the building and said they weren't the suspects.
  • 12:50 a.m. An officer monitoring the crowd leaving Oliveira's Steak House reported there was a fight and possible stabbing outside the restaurant. See related story.
  • 6:08 a.m. A caller reported a deer was struck by a vehicle on Lake Street near Puritan Lawn Cemetery. DPS was notified.
  • 8:02 a.m. Police responded to a report of a car break-in on Lynnfield Street.
  • 10:28 a.m. Ralph E. Dandy, 47, of 29 Oak St. #1, Peabody, was arrested at his apartment, following a report of a domestic incident. He was charged with domestic assault and battery.
  • 11:10 a.m. A caller at a mobile home park on Route 1 reported there was a live bird stuck in a pellet stove. The bird was set free.
  • 12:07 p.m. An officer reported confiscating drugs, following a traffic stop on Main Street.
  • 1:10 p.m. The owner at Dan's Autobody on Summit Street reported someone tried to steal a truck from his shop the night before and the person was caught on surveillance footage. An officer said the person left fingerprints on the vehicle. The suspect was described as a white male on a mountain bike and wearing a zippered jacket with large letters on it and a stripe on the bottom. He was also wearing jeans and sneakers and had a backpack.
  • 1:56 p.m. A caller reported a male was beating up a female on an MBTA bus, which was currently stopped at the corner of Main and Holten streets. An officer located the man at McDonald's and he was arrested. Steven F. Swain, 51, of 4 Druid Ave., Peabody, was charged with domestic assault and battery.
  • 2:40 p.m. A caller at a Walnut Street Place apartment reported his vehicle was stolen.
  • 3:17 p.m. A 17-year-old Lynnfield male was issued a court summons for possession of a Class E drug, following a traffic stop on Lynnfield Street. Class E substances include prescription drugs containing codeine, morphine or opium.
  • 5:09 p.m. Mall security reported an iPhone 5 was stolen from a drawer at a kiosk.
  • 6:11 p.m. An employee at CVS at the Hannaford plaza reported there was an unwanted person at the store who had shoplifted there before. The male didn't try to steal anything that time, according to the employee, but had tried to steal merchandise a few days earlier.
  • 6:23 p.m. A Washington Street resident reported a friend who stayed with him at his apartment for a few nights stole some socks and pants.
  • 10 p.m. A caller reported a security guard at the Portuguese-American War Veterans Post followed the man to his car and broke his windows. He said the guard also showed a knife to him. The man then hung up the phone, telling a dispatcher he was already 20 minutes away from the scene and headed back home to Lowell. Police reached him again by phone and he didn't want to return to Peabody or speak to an officer about the incident.
  • 11:20 p.m. A female resident reported she believed someone was stalking her and tracking her every move. She believed her computer, phones and bank accounts were being hacked into. An officer said the matter would be investigated.

Sunday, Oct. 13

  • 12:54 a.m. Police responded to a report of a fight at Oliveira's Steak House and two Lowell men were arrested. See related story.
  • 4:39 a.m. A caller reported someone broke into 4 Your Convenience on Main Street. An officer said the suspect was described as wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans and possibly carrying a case of Heineken beer. The suspect was walking down the railroad tracks toward Howley Street. The Salem police K-9 unit was called to the scene, but officers didn't find anyone.
  • 10:13 a.m. A female resident (not the same one from the night before) reported that unknown individuals tapped her phone, email, computer and Blackberry device from work. She also said these people were tracking her by GPS and seem to monitor her every move.
  • 1:12 p.m. A shoplifter was detained at Newbury Comics at the mall. A male was then issued a no trespassing order from the mall property.
  • 1:29 p.m. A shoplifter was detained at JC Penney and given a no trespassing order for two years.

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

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