Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the press log this week.
- 12 a.m. An 18-year-old Peabody male was issued a court summons for disturbing the peace after multiple complaints of a loud party at his home on Orchard Terrace. Police said that when officers arrived the scene, youths, including the homeowner's son, scattered in different directions. The teen's parent was contacted and said he was staying at a neighbor's house while she was at work and that when she left, the home was completely secure. To her knowledge, her son did not have a key. The woman said she was leaving work to come home, secure the house and the "ample larder of liquor there."
- 7:21 p.m. A caller reported he just barely avoided a head-on collision with a black Dodge Ram that was heading down Lake Street toward Lowell Street. He said the truck was all over the road, crossing the yellow line, and two young males inside the truck were laughing after the near miss. Police checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.
- 9:45 p.m. A caller on North Central Street reported a loud argument could be heard coming from a neighbor's house. She said she heard a female screaming, before it got quiet. Police said the screaming and yelling were due to an overly tired young girl.
- 12:21 a.m. A 19-year-old Peabody male was arrested at 66 Veterans Memorial Dr., following two incidents at both homes. He was charged with assault and battery on a child, two counts of assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon (a knife), two counts of possession of a firearm without a license and two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition. .
- 5:47 a.m. A caller at in the Summit Industrial Park reported he was sprayed with pepper spray and his van was then stolen. Police said the white 2000 Chevrolet Express Van had New Hampshire plates and the words "Woody's Tire Service" on the side along with a woodpecker. The suspect was described as a black male, mid 30s, with a large build and wearing jeans shorts and white tank top. An alert was sent out to state police and area departments. .
- 9:16 a.m. A caller at the Peabody Market on Foster Street reported being assaulted by a customer. Police said the incident stemmed from a damaged bong that was supposed to be repaired by the store.
- 6:18 p.m. A 20-year-old Danvers male was transported to after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle on Route 114. A 16-year-old Danvers male was driving the 2001 Volkswagen GTI that hit the bicycle with a 19-year-old Danvers male as a passenger. No charges were sought at the time.
- 9:12 a.m. A caller on Lynn Street reported an abandoned property next door was attracting wildlife and an undrained pool was attracting mosquitoes. She also said there was a skunk living under her shed.
- 12:54 p.m. An officer reported a person made inappropriate comments to a female employee at the and was consequently issued a no trespass order at the store for two years.
- 4:16 p.m. A caller reported he was punched in the chest by another male at the . A 39-year-old Woburn man was issued a court summons for assault and battery and making threats.
- 10:47 a.m. A resident reported she received a phone call at 11:45 p.m. the night before from someone claiming her daughter was in the hospital and that they needed the woman's credit card number. She told police the card was not used and that she then cancelled the card.
- 6:48 p.m. A 56-year-old Peabody man was issued a summons for larceny over $250 after a caller on Central Street reported a tenant stole two sections of chain link fence from his property.
- 9:34 p.m. A caller on Belfast Street reported four males rang her doorbell and sang Christmas songs to her before taking off in a black sedan.
- 8:35 a.m. A car break-in was reported on Main Street. Police said the rear passenger window on the vehicle was broken overnight and the stereo system and head rests were taken.
- 3:22 p.m. A construction crew at the Five Guys underway on Route 114 reported someone stole a scissor lift from the site. The lift was valued at $45,000.
- 6:29 p.m. A caller reported her bicycle was stolen from in front of the on Walnut Street. She said the suspect threw the bike at her prior to taking it. The bicycle was a Mongoose mountain bike, primarily green with purple and blue highlights and valued at approximately $1,000.
- 8:38 a.m. Police reported traffic congestion on Sparrow Lane due to paving on Pulaski Street. Police said the situation was due to the morning commute.
- 5:59 p.m. A caller at a Washington Street apartment reported she was beaten by a male stranger -- possibly a friend of an ex-boyfriend. She described her assailant as a white male in his 20s, about five-foot-eight with brown hair, blue eyes and wearing a gray tee shirt, jeans and sneakers. The victim complained of a back injury and said she was bleeding from her nose. She was transported to Mass. General Hospital. The incident was initially reported as involving a "dangerous weapon," but no further details were available.
- 1:01 a.m. A caller on Jones Road reported a past burglary. She suspected her ex-boyfriend had stolen meat from her freezer while she was out for the evening playing Bingo.
- 1:33 a.m. Police and firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire at . Police said the fire was on one of the pitching mounds on the baseball diamond. Firefighters extinguished the fire. About 20 minutes later, an officer reported that he identified two juveniles who might have started the brush fire. One of the juveniles -- a female -- was taken home and court summonses were then issued to two juveniles for malicious destruction of property over $250.
- 12:15 p.m. A caller on Caller Street reported an opossum was in a trash barrel. The Animal Control Officer advised the man to just tip the barrel over and allow the animal to leave on its owner or hire an exterminator.