Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the Peabody Police Department press log this week.
- 6:11 a.m. A caller on Murray Street reported hearing multiple gunshots. Police said they received a second report of the same and checked the area, but didn't find anything. Police said the noises may have come from Middleton and asked Middleton police to check on the outdoor gun range there.
- 10:09 a.m. A female resident reported she was being harrassed by a male from Beverly via text messages. She said the situation had actually existed for a couple years. She was advised to get a harassment order from court and to stop replying to texts from the person.
- 9:08 a.m. A caller on Wentworth Road reported two bags of leaves were left on his front steps. He believed his neighbors were upset about where he put his leaves on his property and did it as retaliation.
- 3:49 p.m. A female caller reported her Realtor was hosting an open house for her on Ralph Road and saw two visitors steal prescription drugs from one of the homeowners' drawers. Police checked the suspect's home, but found no one there. See related story.
- 6:46 p.m. A caller reported her vehicle was broken into while she was at the Northshore Mall. She said a GPS device was taken, but it wasn't working well anyway, so she would forgo making an official report.
- 1:32 p.m. A caller at a Centennial Drive business reported a white van and a small silver car were in the rear parking lot. The caller was concerned because he had a problem before with people meeting up in the parking lot to have sex. Police said there was no problem, the people worked nearby and just met up for coffee.
- 3:19 p.m. A caller on Brookbridge Road reported her neighbor gave her seven-year-old son "the finger" and she was thus afraid to let him play outside after that. An officer spoke with the neighbor who denied giving "the finger" to the boy and the officer also explained how to be neighborly.
- 9 p.m. A 25-year-old Peabody man was arrested for disorderly conduct (subsequent offense), breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and trespassing. A female caller who lives on Veterans Memorial Drive reported her two sons (ages 16 and 10) and another friend (age 13) were home alone when a drunk male started banging on the door and threatening them. Police received a second call from the older teen who said there was a white male wearing all black banging on the door and saying, "I'm going to kill you." He said the man was trying to enter the home and police advised the teen to move to a safe area with the other boys -- he said they were already in an upstairs bedroom with the door locked. The man was taken into custody and evaluated by EMTs before being taken to Lahey Clinic where police kept guard over him.
- 5:42 p.m. A caller reported a truck hit a deer in on Centennial Drive near the Analogic Corp. Police said that due to hitting the deer, a piece of debris hit another vehicle, causing a flat tire.
- 6:33 p.m. Police received a report of a female customer who slapped a male employee at Abercrombie & Fitch for accusing her of possibly shoplifting. The employee, however, said he did not want to pursue the issue.
- 10:54 a.m. A 23-year-old Peabody man was arrested at his home on Elizabeth Lane on an outstanding warrant from Salem District Court as a courtesy to Salem police and then turned over to that department. The warrant charge was for selling heroin.
- 2:56 p.m. Police received a report of a stolen white Ford Transit rental vehicle, which GPS located on Wayne Road. Police said the vehicle was parked in a driveway and they would issue a court summons to the 43-year-old man who rented it.
- 7:26 p.m. A caller on Lowell Street said a male rang the doorbell asking to call police and then dropped to the ground. The caller said the male got up and started runnning. Police said the person was transported to Lahey Clinic.
- 10:33 a.m. A male caller at the corner of Chestnut Street and Coolidge Road reported his girlfriend was trying to overdose on prescription medication. A 40-year-old woman was transported to Salem Hospital by ambulance.
- 5:15 p.m. A caller reported a green Jeep and a white Honda Civic collided at the intersection of Sylvan Street and Route 114 and it appeared both drivers were intoxicated. The vehicles were gone from the scene when police arrived.
- 7:21 a.m. A Paul Avenue resident reported someone spilled motor oil on his driveway. He had a suspect, but he would not give the person's name to police.
- 8:52 a.m. Police received multiple calls of a woman walking south in the northbound lane of Route 1. The female was described as wearing a dark peacoat with her eyes closed and walking in a travel lane. Police said the woman was picked up before they arrived on the scene.