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TALES FROM THE POLICE LOG: Aug. 4-10

Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the Peabody Police Department press log this week.

Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the press log this week.

August 4

  • 1:03 a.m. A 30-year-old Fremont, N.H. man was arrested, following a car crash at the corner of Wallis Ann Road and Sutton Street. Police said the vehicle crashed into a pole on Sutton Street and left the scene. The man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense), leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and a marked lanes violation. PMLP and Verizon responded to the scene to assess the damage.
  • 2:50 a.m. A caller reported a fight in the area of 14 Blackstone St. Officers responded to the area and chased a male wearing khaki shorts and a green shirt on foot through several yards in the neighborhood. Police said the male eventually escaped and there were no signs of a fight in the vicinity of Blackstone Street.
  • 5:19 a.m. A caller on Mansfield Street complained of loud music and people dancing naked in a neighbor's driveway. Police said the revelers were sent back inside the residence, and they weren't entirely naked -- they had underwear on.

August 5

  • 6:46 p.m. Police received a report of an intoxicated male who fell out of a cab on Columbus Road and hit his head. A 51-year-old man was transported to Salem Hospital.
  • 9:38 p.m. An officer reported he saw an intoxicated male walking along Lowell Street with no shirt and just pajama bottoms on. He stopped to check on the man and as he was doing so, the person's friend pulled up in a car. The officer convinced that man to get back into the vehicle and go home.
  • 10:43 p.m. A 28-year-old Peabody man was issued a summons for two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault to murder, following a report of a stabbing outside the . .

August 6

  • 12:52 p.m. An officer reported a car was being driven recklessly on Route 114 near the mall. The officer said the vehicle nearly ran him off the road and almost struck several pedestrians crossing the street. He said the car accelerated at the pedestrians, but then switched lanes to avoid striking the family, which had a small child.
  • 7:36 p.m. A female caller reported a road rage incident on Lynn Street near Longview Way in which a man pulled a knife on her. She said it was a pocket or filet knife. A 57-year-old Peabody man was then arrested on two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
  • 11:21 p.m. A caller reported about nine males were in the parking lot outside the CVS on Main Street and they were breaking shopping carts.

August 7

  • 1:09 a.m. A caller on Washington Street reported someone placed a large doll in the middle of the road. Police checked the area, but didn't find anything, although they said the doll made it home safely.
  • 5:53 p.m. A 20-month-old toddler was transported to Beverly Hospital from a Dana Road home after drinking toilet bowl cleaner.
  • 6:44 p.m. A female caller reported that a man by the name of "Mr. Nash" keeps calling her elderly mother with different scams, saying she's won sweepstakes contests. When the daughter asked him to stop calling, the man used profanity and said he would show up at the house tomorrow.

August 8

  • 11:39 a.m. A caller on Endicott Street reported someone in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck was throwing trash on people's sidewalks.
  • 7:21 p.m. Saugus police said the mother of a 16-year-old female called to report that her daughter was "kidnapped," but then recanted and said she may be married to a "gypsy" instead and the couple were living at a home on Johnson Street. Peabody officers checked the residence and spoke to an adult there who told them the girl was married to the male in question. The female, however, was not home at the time.
  • 8:44 p.m. A female caller at the  on Main Street reported someone stole her son's football helmet when they stepped away from their table. A 17-year-old male was identified as the suspect. An officer said he then retrieved the helmet from the teen at the Walgreen's in Salem and returned it to its rightful owner.

August 9

  • 1:06 a.m. A clerk at the  on Lowell Street reported being threatened by an intoxicated male.
  • 11:01 a.m. Mall security reported a suspicious package near the bus stop. Police said an empty gas can was left on the street.
  • 6:09 p.m. A male driver was transported to Mass. General Hospital after a head-on collision between two cars at the corner of Lowell and Johnson streets. Police said the car remaining at the scene was on fire and the intersection was temporarily shutdown. A black BMW involved in the crash fled the scene.

August 10

  • 10:50 a.m. Police received a report that a construction crew working on Prospect Street punctured a gas line. The Fire Department contacted National Grid, which responded to the scene and turned off gas to the area while the pipe was fixed.
  • 11:50 a.m. A landlord at a Sherman Street residence reported a tenant was stealing electricity and changed the locks to the apartment. An officer spoke with the resident and she agreed to be out of the apartment on Monday.

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