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TALES FROM THE POLICE LOG: May 26 - June 1

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

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

May 26

  • 12:54 a.m. Police responded to a report of suspicious looking motor vehicles at . An officer said it was just "young lovers" and they were sent on their way.
  • 1:09 a.m. A caller at a Washington Street apartment reported a white male, about 20 years old, was chasing someone with a knife. The caller believed the male came from the house next door, but said she didn't know the person. Police said the individuals had fled the area.
  • 10:58 p.m. Police received a report of a possible drunken driver who ran multiple red lights. Police stopped the car on Lynn Street and officers administered multiple field sobriety tests without "any arrestable findings." All occupants of the vehicle were sent on their way. 

May 27

  • 12:28 p.m. Staff at  reported an incident of vandalism at the church. A priest said someone entered the chapel between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon and ripped several pages out of the Roman Missal book (a book of liturgical practices of the church).
  • 5:28 p.m. The Fire Department responded to a report of a Dumpster fire by the wood shop at . Firefighters extinguished the blaze and said there was some exterior damage to the school building.
  • 9:12 p.m. A caller on Franklin Street reported two youths were toilet papering a neighbor's house. The juveniles were gone before officers arrived, but police said there was toilet paper on the house.

May 28

  • 12:29 a.m. A caller reported some youths were driving an ATV on Clark Road without using any headlights. Police said there was a party going on and the individuals were advised to keep it quiet and park the ATV for the night.
  • 4:51 p.m. A caller at Maple Hill Cemetery on Sabino Farm Road reported a granite sign at the entrance to the cemetery was pushed over.
  • 9:29 p.m. A caller at  reported two males in a blue van were fishing around in the Dumpster behind the store. The males left before officers arrived.

May 29

  • 1:09 a.m. A caller on Walnut Street reported an ex-girlfriend was trying to break down the door. Police said there was no damage to the door or the property, the ex was only knocking.
  • 1:31 p.m. A caller at the intersection of Lynnfield and Summit streets reported a bicyclist struck her car and broke a side window. She said the cyclist refused to stop and eventually got on Route 128 North from Centennial Drive. Officers located the cyclist pedaling south along the northbound side of the highway. The man was stopped and given a ride to his workplace.
  • 5:15 p.m. A caller on Buford Road reported his neighbor was blaring music and it was preventing him from enjoying his dinner.
  • 5:40 p.m. A caller at the  reported a male showed a knife to him. The suspect was described by the caller as a light-skinned bearded Hispanic male, wearing a white shirt, jeans and a black hat. The caller then went to go sit on a bench and eventually left the area before police arrived. Officers were unable to find anyone matching the description of the suspect.

May 30

  • 5:48 p.m. A female reported her ex-husband created a false Facebook page under her name and had posted false information and pictures.
  • 6:38 p.m. A 29-year-old Salem woman was given a verbal warning by police for "aggressive driving," following a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Lowell and King streets.
  • 9:46 p.m. A caller reported her late father's vase was stolen from cemetery plot at  sometime between Mother's Day and Memorial Day. She said it was a bronze vase valued around $700.

May 31

  • 12:44 a.m. A caller on Bowditch Street reported "powerful fireworks" in the area. Police checked the area, but didn't find anything.
  • 7:52 a.m. A caller on Symphony Road reported two cement lions were stolen from his property the night before. He said they were worth $480 each.
  • 3:58 p.m. A caller on Goodale Street reported a swarm of bees was covering the neighborhood. Police at the scene said the bees had dispersed.

June 1

  • 2:33 a.m. A caller on Stacia Road reported someone dumped a TV at the end of the street.
  • 1:14 p.m. A caller at the  reported an irate person was there trying to drop off leaves. Police said the peace was restored and the person left with the leaves in tow.

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