Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the Peabody Police Department press log this week.
- 7:35 a.m. A female caller at Mobile Home Estates reported she was assaulted by her roommates. An officer said there was no assault, the woman was under the influence and another person was taking her to Salem.
- 1:32 p.m. A caller reported two small children about three to four years old were left in a car by themselves in the parking lot outside Nordstrom. An officer said the children were actually eight and nine and he spoke to the mother, informing her of the dangers of leaving her children alone like that.
- 5:06 p.m. A 48-year-old Beverly woman was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Sears. She was charged with larceny over $250, two counts of possession of a Class B drug and disorderly conduct.
- 2:06 p.m. An anonymous caller complained of a strong odor of marijuana at a Magnolia Way apartment. An officer spoke with the residents and asked them to cease smoking any controlled substances.
- 5:20 p.m. A caller at a Collins Street apartment reported overhearing a male and female arguing in the apartment above her. She told police she heard the male threaten to "burn the building down if he did not get his money." Police spoke to those involved and said it was just an argument over paying rent. Both individuals declined to seek a restraining order.
- 2:45 a.m. A caller on Winona Street reported he believed the female who was staying with him took some money from him. He kicked her out of the house, but she was banging at the back door, trying to get in. An officer gave her a ride to Dunkin' Donuts on Route 1 to await another ride.
- 6:29 a.m. A 41-year-old Salem man was arrested, following a car accident at the corner of Lynnfield Street and Florence Road. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense), a marked lanes violation, driving recklessly to endanger and a subsequent offense of driving on a suspended license. A caller reported a gray 2005 Nissan Altima crashed into a fence. The car was towed from the scene.
- 6:55 p.m. A 61-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for failure to stop for a police officer and two counts of failure to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, following an incident at the corner of Wilson Terrace and Central Street. One of the city's 19 polling sites is on Wilson Terrace.
- 7:12 p.m. A caller on Downing Road reported a past road rage incident with a black Chevrolet Impala in the Centerfield neighborhood. The man was concerned about retaliation -- he said he "confronted some kids about speeding in the neighborhood and was concerend they may come back."
- 1:44 p.m. A caller reported a man fell off his bicycle at the corner of Washington Street and Allens Lane and appeared to be intoxicated. Police gave the man a ride home.
- 5:36 p.m. Police issued a citation to a driver for displaying blue lights, following a motor vehicle stop on Summit Street. Only emergency vehicles are allowed to be affixed with blue lights -- that law even holds true in the U.K.
- 6:55 p.m. A caller on Summit Terrace reported she found a yellow envelope hanging on the front door of her residence with a yellow note that said to call BOA (Bank of America) at 800-664-0102. When she called that number she was asked for her account number or Social Security number, neither of which she gave out. She checked at a Bank of America branch and was told that it was fraudulent activity and not the bank.
- 10:29 p.m. A caller reported a car break-in on Main Street. A rear window was smashed and the thief made off with a diaper bag worth $30.
- 6:38 a.m. Police recovered a vehicle stolen out of Boston after a caller reported a blue 2006 Chrysler 300 was sitting in a median on Centennial Drive.