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TALES FROM THE POLICE LOG: April 14-20

Here are the highlights from the pages of the Peabody Police Department press log from this past week.

Here are the highlights from the pages of the press log from this past week.

April 14

  • 12:28 p.m. A caller on Franklin Street reported a seven-foot tall rabbit decoration was stolen from his property. He did not wish to make a formal report at the time, but just wanted to notify police of the theft.
  • 10:52 p.m. A 31-year-old Peabody man was arrested, following a report of a domestic disturbance at Mobile Estates on Route 1. He was charged on two counts each of domestic assault and battery and assault and battery on a police officer, along with resisting arrest and intimidating a witness. He led police on a foot chase before being apprehended. See related story.

April 15

  • 11:58 a.m. A caller reported suspicious activity on Burnham Road, possibly drug-related. The caller saw two white males in a blue Honda Civic with New Hampshire license plates. A resident at a Gardner Street home exited the house and handed the two males a small bag. The car then drove off. The caller said the vehicle does frequent the area.
  • 1:49 p.m. A caller reported spotting a wild turkey in the area of the . He was concerned the bird could be carrying rabies. The caller was informed the birds are native to the area and are becoming more common. And no, birds don't carry rabies, only mammals.
  • 6:16 p.m. Police received a 911 call from a young child who said there was a bee inside the house. Police said there was a small birthday party going on and the child was frightened. The residents handled the bee themselves.

April 16

  • 7:11 a.m. A caller at Whispering Meadows mobile home park on Route 1 reported he was having a problem with a neighbor -- he said he believed the person was throwing rocks, but no one saw him in the act. The man said he may install cameras on his property.
  • 11:42 p.m. A caller on Sherman Street reported his girlfriend took his vehicle and refused to return it. Police said he did not want to report it as stolen at that time, however.

April 17

  • 9:23 a.m. A caller reported a young girl was living in a third-floor Main Street apartment with eight adults -- the problem was that the living conditions inside the apartment were filthy. Police checked the apartment and spoke to the child, saying she appeared to be fine, but did file child endangerment charges due to the living conditions.
  • 2:07 p.m. Two 18-year-old Salem females were both arrested on two counts each of shoplifting at . Store security reported the two teens had babies with them. Police also filed child endangerment charges.
  • 9:30 p.m. A caller at the  on Summit Street reported a "loud bang and a flash of light in the sky." Police couldn't find anything out of the ordinary.

April 18

  • 3:02 p.m. A female caller reported an aggressive male driver on Summit Street. She said the male tried to run her off the road and then slammed on his brakes in front of her, almost causing an accident. Officers checked the area near the intersection of Summit and Lynnfield streets, but were unable to find the vehicle.
  • 5:54 p.m. A 32-year-old Peabody man was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Chelsea District Court after leading officers on a chase in West Peabody. Police were speaking to the man at a residence on Lowell Street when he fled on foot toward Lake Street. He was wearing red sweatpants, a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and a light-colored baseball hat at the time. According to scanner transmissions, he had tossed a cell phone to an officer and jumped into a swampy area during the course of the chase. Police eventually apprehended him after searching in the area of  and took him into custody on the warrant. Those charges were for motor vehicle violations.

April 19

  • 9:10 a.m. A 24-year-old Peabody man was arrested at , following a report of suspicious activity. An employee said there were suspicious individuals in the rear of the property. The man was charged with larceny over $250, trespassing and on a warrant from Salem District Court.
  • 12:32 p.m. Police received a report of some medication stolen from a package in the mail at a Washington Street apartment.
  • 8:32 p.m. An 18-year-old Peabody female was arrested for assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following a report of a fight by the Dumpster at the .

April 20

  • 1:38 a.m. A 15-year-old Peabody male was issued a summons for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and use of a mobile phone or mobile electronic device by a junior operator. The teen's car hit a pole on Sewall Street, but only caused slight damage. The teen was taken to North Shore Children's Hospital.

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