Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the Peabody Police Department press log this week.
- 12:34 a.m. Police responded to a report of a possible fight at Oliveira's Steak House. Officers said multiple "agitated groups" were dispersed and many of them indicated they would continue the fight in their hometowns. Salem and Lynn police were notified.
- 1:06 a.m. An officer reported he was checking on a person trying to cross the highway (Route 1 at Winona Street). The officer said the male was intoxicated and took him back to his tractor-trailer.
- 4:46 p.m. A caller on School Street reported he was having a dispute with his neighbor in regard to him making too much noise. The caller wasn't happy with his neighbor using the "F" word while talking to him.
- 10:02 p.m. A 30-year-old Peabody woman was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the corner of Lowell Street and Jennifer Lane. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and a marked lanes violation. A caller said she witnessed an intoxicated woman enter her vehicle on Canal Street in Salem and head toward Peabody.
- 10:54 a.m. A 38-year-old Peabody man was arrested for shoplifting at Sears. He was also charged on a warrant out of Boston District Court. Police said he was using a box cutter to snip tags off of merchandise.
- 12:48 p.m. A caller on John Road reported some bottles were thrown at his car.
- 5:30 p.m. A caller reported the lights were not on in the parking lot of the Lynnfield Street Plaza and it was very dark out. He said he saw two children who were almost hit by a cars as they exited a karate studio in the plaza. An assistant manager at CVS said she contacted her corporate headquarters would call the landlord to get the lights changed to Daylight Savings Time.
- 6:44 p.m. Police received a report of a teen at a Hamilton Road home who choked on some meat. Fortunately for the teen, a parent was an EMT and performed the Heimlich Maneuver.
- 7:01 p.m. State police reported receiving two calls about a black Dodge Charger speeding along Route 114 and doing donuts on the road (near Jiffy Lube). Police said the vehicle had a Massachusetts veteran plate. Police checked the home of the registered owner on Garden Road, but the car wasn't there.
- 3:57 p.m. A caller at the post office on Essex Center Drive reported an elderly man, who had apparently just left Lahey Clinic across the street with a head injury, seemed to be disoriented and started to drive his vehicle away with the door open and his leg still out of the vehicle. Police said the man was evaluated by EMTs, but refused medical attention.
- 4:30 p.m. Police received a report of an intoxicated female who was yelling and screaming at a store clerk at Tedeschi's Food Shops on Main Street. Police said the woman had returned home -- she lived in a nearby apartment on Main Street -- and called as well, asking asked to speak with an officer. Police said it turned out to be an argument between the two over rolled coins to be counted.
- 6:07 p.m. Police responded to a report of a vehicle into a utility pole on Route 114 at Maddy's Car Wash. The crash snapped off the pole and knocked out power to the area. The driver, an 18-year-old Boxford female, was taken to Lahey Clinic. See related story.
- 7:15 p.m. A female caller reported witnessing a large group of kids "jumping someone" in Pierpont Park. She said two black males came into McDonald's -- one of them holding a two-by-four and one with a large tree branch -- and started beating on another kid. She followed them out of the restaurant over near Dance with Dena, where she lost them. Police said there was no one at the park when they arrived. The victim, however, came into the station at 11:30 p.m. to speak with an officer and identified the suspects. The officer said he would investigate further before determining if any charges would be filed.
- 1:08 a.m. Police responded to a report of a stabbing at the Homewood Suites Hotel. A 47-year-old Beverly man was transported to Mass. General Hospital with a stab wound to the chest and police sought a warrant for a 45-year-old Berwick, Maine man for charges attempted murder, domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a knife). See related story.
- 4:14 p.m. An FBI special agent out of the Boston office reported he received a phone call from a Peabody resident who was upset over not receiving any assistance from the city for flooding and land issues. The agent said the man made verbal threats that "he will have to do what he has to do." The man gave his name, but not his address or age.
- 5:26 p.m. A caller on Veterans Memorial Drive reported a package was stolen from her home that was delivered by mail on Dec. 3. She suspected her neighbor took the package because food items that could only be purchased in Puerto Rico were in her trash.
- 2:57 p.m. A caller reported his female Muscovy duck was missing from the area of Tracey Street. He described the duck as "large and mostly brown with red bumps on her face."
- 3:02 p.m. A 31-year-old Peabody man was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the Northshore Mall. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug.
- 5:13 a.m. State police reported a car fire on Route 128 North at the split with I-95 North. The Fire Department responded to the scene. See related story.
- 7:44 a.m. A Warren Street resident reported her Toyota Corolla, which she had reported stolen the night before, was returned to her along with a $100 bill.