Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the Peabody Police Department press log this week.
- 8:10 a.m. An employee at Wood Trucking reported someone stole a dump truck from the business. The truck was a red and white 1999 Intel Paysta with Massachusetts license plates. The vehicle was stolen from the property on Lakeland Park Drive sometime since Nov. 30.
- 3:13 p.m. An employee at the LEGO store in the mall reported a $400 kit was stolen.
- 11:02 p.m. Police pulled over a gray 2007 Mazda on Oak Street near the Elks Lodge and issued court summonses to the driver (a 21-year-old Gloucester man) and two passengers (a 22-year-old Gloucester woman and a 21-year-old Rockport man) for possession of Class A drugs. The Rockport man was also charged with possession of a Class B drug.
- 1:21 p.m. A male driver was given a verbal warning for spinning his tires in the parking lot and throwing trash out the window of his car near JC Penney.
- 2:40 p.m. A caller at a Lowell Street apartment reported several items were missing from her residence. The missing items were pink slippers, laundry detergent, hair spray and 10-12 Zoloft pills. Police said there were no signs of forced entry to the apartment.
- 9:18 p.m. A Peabody man was transported to Mass. General Hospital after an accident between a motorcycle and a Ford Focus at the corner of Washington Street and Allens Lane. The man was operating the bike. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
- 9:19 a.m. A Peabody man was transported to Salem Hospital after he was struck by a motor vehicle at the corner of Main and Washington streets.
- 9:33 p.m. A detective reported confiscating a syringe loaded with what he believed was a Class A drug from individuals in a car behind theElks Lodge. The people were sent on their way.
- 10:08 p.m. A caller reported some youths moved traffic cones at the Lowe Mart Shopping Plaza, causing a traffic hazard on Lowell Street in front of the plaza.
- 11:46 a.m. A caller at the clubhouse on Huntington Drive reported the trash collectors found a heavy bag that appeared to be leaking blood. An officer said the bag contained the remains of a deer.
- 2:32 p.m. A caller on Crane Avenue reported a person driving a car was smoking marijuana and passing it back-and-forth with her passenger. The caller said she believed she smelled the drug coming from the car. An officer located the vehicle, but it was unoccupied and there was no answer at the residence.
- 3:05 p.m. Multiple units responded to a home on Lynn Street on a report of a shooting inside the home. The victim was taken by ambulance to Union Hospital in Lynn and transported from there by MedFlight to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Police said the incident was not suspicious in nature.
- 3:54 p.m. A caller on Sprague Street reported someone was calling her phone and threatening to kill her. She said the person also told her he was knew where she was, stating her exact address. Police said the call came from an unknown number.
- 8:49 p.m. Police, the Fire Department and state troopers responded to a car accident on Route 128 South under the bridge at Exit 25A. An elderly male driver was transported from the scene to the hospital with serious injuries. See related story.
- 9:12 p.m. A caller at Lupo's Italian Kitchen reported a customer refused to pay for his delivery. An officer said the delivery driver was unfamiliar with the store policy not to accept checks. When the driver returned to the customer's home for another form of payment, the customer said he already at the food and tore up the check. The business owner then said he would give the customer until tomorrow to pay the balance of $31.50. Police advised the male that if restitution were not made he would be summonsed to court.
- 2:07 a.m. Officers assisted state police with searching for a suspect in a vehicle rollover on Lynn Street. Police were unable to find the person.
- 8:02 a.m. A caller reported a reoccurring problem with another motorist at the corner of Washington Street and Allens Lane. The person said that a blue Ford Taurus daily "creates its own lane on Allens Lane while turning onto Washington Street." She said the car is driven in an aggressive manner and cuts other motorists off. The caller said it happens Monday to Friday at 7 a.m. Police said they would keep an eye out for the vehicle.
- 1:40 a.m. A 21-year-old Malden man was transported to Salem Hospital and issued a court summons for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving recklessly to endanger and a marked lanes violation after his car slammed into a tree on Lynnfield Street. The vehicle was towed away.
- 1:23 p.m. A caller reported a person near the power lines at Spring Pond was dressed in full camouflage and it appeared to have a rifle. Officers checked the area, but could not find the person.