Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the Peabody Police Department press log this week.
- 12:27 a.m. Employees at Champions Pub reported an intoxicated man wearing a red shirt was punching cars parked along Foster Street and doing handstands in the roadway. Police were unable to find the man.
- 1:01 a.m. A caller reported a loud party at a Blackstone Street home. An officer said a vehicle that was causing a disturbance had left the area. The officer reported that an uninvited guest threw a beer bottle through a front window of the house. The suspect then fled in a grey sedan.
- 9:27 a.m. A caller at the Pine Street office park reported people were flying remote control planes and buzzing people in the park.
- 3:55 p.m. Police received a report of a Highland Park resident spraying a waterhose at some youths for playing basketball in front of his house. An officer advised the kids to respect their neighbors and not sit on their porches.
- 6:39 p.m. A caller reported two males with a baby in their car were parked outside Tennessee BBQ and they had open beer cans. The caller said she saw one of them drop a can on the ground by the car and then go into the restaurant. Police checked the area, but were unable to find the vehicle. An alert was issued to area departments to watch for the vehicle.
- 2:15 p.m. A 22-year-old Peabody man who lives on Pine Street was issued a court summons for assault with a dangerous weapon, following a report of an assault that took place at his home. A female told police she went to the home to collect a debt from the man, but instead he pulled a knife on her and her friends. She said it was a box cutter type knife. The initial report did not say whether the female collected on the debt or if anyone was injured in the incident. An officer did speak directly with the person and she did not wish to pursue the matter any further.
- 8:33 p.m. A caller reported a male in a black pickup truck with New Hampshire license plates pulled in at the Stop & Shop gas station. The male was staggering around outside and dumped beer bottles out of the truck. The caller said the person then got back inside the truck and left, taking a right onto Main Street. Police checked the area, but did not find the truck.
- 4:44 p.m. A caller reported a past shoplifting incident at the CVS at 535 Lowell St. Police said a male was checking barrels for receipts and once he found one, he would take it to another CVS, find the item on the shelf and attempt to return the merchandise with the false receipt. In this instance, he was advised by employees to return the item to the store on Main Street.
- 5:17 p.m. A caller at Boston Canine reported someone stole a white mini bus from the Route 1 business.
- 9:39 a.m. Mall security reported someone broke into a soda machine in the Food Court. They did not know how much money, if any, was missing. The security guards said they would speak to the Coca Cola representative when he came in.
- 1:28 p.m. A 45-year-old Beverly woman was issued a court summons for larceny over $250, following a report of a past theft at Salem Collision on Foster Street. The owner said the woman was his secretary.
- 5:58 p.m. A 19-year-old Peabody female was arrested, following a report of a disturbance at her apartment on Shore Drive. She was charged with possession of a Class A drug and two counts of possession of a Class B drug. A 19-year-old Peabody male was also issued a court summons for possession of Class A and B drugs. Police said there was a argument between the teens and a family member.
- 1:06 a.m. A female caller at the Cabaret Lounge reported someone took her car keys. An officer transported the female to Dunkin' Donuts to wait for a ride. He said she had a ride coming from Boston and he would drop off her keys when the car arrived. The officer left the keys with the female's driver and advised that she shouldn't drive until the morning. The woman, 23, then returned to the nightclub at 3:30 a.m. to try and retrieve her car and she was arrested. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
- 8:09 a.m. A caller reported having an argument with a subcontractor at a work site at 300 Andover St. The caller requested assistance in asking people to vacate the premises. Police said there was a dispute was over line painting in the lot. The contractor needed the other person to stay off the newly painted lines for about an hour so the lines would dry.
- 10:11 a.m. A female caller reported a missing man with Alzhiemer's at Trader Joe's. Police said the woman was shopping at the store with her husband when he wandered off. The man was eventually found about an hour later in Danvers at Kane's Flower World. See related story.
- 10:29 a.m. A home nurse reported her patient, an 85-year-old Davis Terrace resident, was missing. She said the woman had Alzheimer's and was last seen by her husband the night before. The woman was later found around 1:20 p.m. in Salem. See related story.
- 12:23 p.m. A caller on Kirkland Road reported someone dropped a safe in front of her house within the last half hour. Police said it was a small safe and took it back to the station.