Here are the highlights, for one reason or another, from the pages of the Peabody Police Department press log this week.
- 12:17 a.m. A 46-year-old Peabody woman was issued a court summons for domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, following an incident on County Street. Police received a report of an "assault by 40 oz. beer."
- 6:27 a.m. The Fire Department extinguished a one-alarm apartment fire on Garden Road at Terrace Estates. See related story.
- 11:31 a.m. A 46-year-old Salem woman was arrested for shoplifting at Sears and also charged on five outstanding warrants from Peabody and Salem district courts. Those charges were for larceny, malicious destruction of property, cruelty to an animal, motor vehicle violations and shoplifting.
- 1:33 p.m. An employee at Victoria's Secret reported two Hispanic females stole eight bras valued at $416 from the store.
- 5:39 p.m. A caller at McDonald's on Main Street reported another male spit at him and threatened him with a golf club. He said the male was still in the area in a car. Police said the suspect, a 25-year-old man, returned to the scene and apologized.
- 6:25 p.m. Police were searching for a Salem man after his pickup truck slammed into a telephone pole near 560 Lowell St. Police said the man was driving a black Ford F350 with a back rack, stickers on the window and an extended cab. The truck hit the pole hard enough to move it a few inches, police said. Officers later found the truck at Four-Star Towing and charged a 26-year-old Salem man with leaving the scene of an accident and property damage. It was unclear from the log entry if he was taken into custody at that time.
- 10:29 p.m. Police received a report of two sisters arguing over a lawn mower part at a Balgreen Drive home. The sister who initially called police, called back to say their assistance was no longer needed, her sister returned the part to her.
- 6:42 p.m. A 43-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for two counts of larceny under $250 and trespassing after allegedly breaking into his neighbor's apartment. Police received a report of a man who broke into an apartment at 111R Main St. through a window, stole money and threatened a female who lives there, The woman was evaluated by EMTs for a panic or anxiety attack and transported to Salem Hospital. Police initially identified the suspect as homeless, but later came back with an address at the same apartment building. Police said the man reportedly had keys to the residence.
- 7:39 p.m. A caller at an Elm Street apartment reported her older sister attacked her younger sister. Police said the fight was over a bag of chips and that there was shoving and hitting on both sides.
- 8:22 p.m. A car struck a pole on Lowell Street at the corner of Priscilla Lane, trapping the driver inside. See related story.
- 3:03 p.m. A caller reported he stopped at the Gulf gas station on Route 1 North and asked the attendant to pump $15 in gas for him, but the man pumped $50 worth instead. The customer did not have enough cash on him and said they were unable to reach an understanding. An officer at the scene said the man would return on Thursday with the remaining balance.
- 6:07 p.m. A Dane Street resident reported she returned home to find her daughter and a friend both dazed, weak and vomiting. She believed the two girls may have been affected by carbon monoxide poisoning. Police responded to the scene and said it was likely due, however, to alcohol rather than carbon monoxide. Both females were taken to the hospital -- one to North Shore Children's Hospital and the other to Salem Hospital.
- 7:27 p.m. A caller reported there was an unconscious person in the bathroom at the 7-Eleven on Route 1. The person was transported to Lynn Union Hospital for overdosing on heroin.
- 5:42 p.m. A caller on Columbus Road reported his home was vandalized. A cable wire and a gas line to a propane tank were cut, along with an extension wire on the back deck. The caller said he suspected an ex-coworker.
- 6:44 p.m. A caller on Tremont Street reported she was trapped inside her house by a skunk at her back door. She said the skunk made its way under the grill in the backyard, which was something it never did before. The Animal Control Officer explained that it was probably taking shelter from the rain and would most likely be on its way by morning. She also told the woman that if it didn't leave, she would have to hire an exterminator to get rid of it.
- 1:28 a.m. A caller at a Warren Street apartment reported her landlord was intoxicated and banging on her door. Police responded to the scene and said the man went back to his unit for the night. The female called back at 2 a.m. to say her landlord was now calling her phone and making threats. Police then arrested a 46-year-old Peabody man for disturbing the peace.
- 2:27 p.m. A Lowell Street resident reported his firearm was stolen sometime in 2009. He was notified today that a firearm was found in Saugus that was registered to him.
- 4:49 p.m. Employees at Hertz Local Edition on Route 1 reported a stolen rental car. They said the vehicle had not been returned since July 19. Two demand notices were already sent to the person who rented the car.
- 6:32 p.m. Police received a report of a pedestrian hit by a car on Main Street with serious injuries. See related story.