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TALES FROM THE POLICE LOG: Sept. 8-14

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.

September 8

  • 12:17 a.m. A caller on Lake Street reported four men were using leaf blowers to clean the parking lot across the street. Police were unable to locate the individuals.
  • 10:54 a.m. A caller at the reported a male exposed himself. No further details were available.
  • 11:56 a.m. State police requested an ambulance for a man experiencing a seizure while behind the wheel of his car in the area of Route 128 or I-95. Police eventually located the vehicle on I-95 after the man's 12-year-old son had safely guided it off the highway. A 46-year-old man was transported to . .
  • 6:33 p.m. A caller at the Tannery Apartments on Crowninshield Street reported a tan-colored sedan was covered in insects. Police said there were only a few flies on the vehicle, nothing suspicious.

September 9

  • 3:46 p.m. A 44-year-old Peabody woman was issued a court summons for larceny under $250. A grandmother at a Central Street residence reported an aunt was taking cash out of birthday cards and then left.
  • 5:04 p.m. A caller reported his girlfriend kicked in the front screen to their home, wrote on his car with a black Sharpie marker and stole his cell phone and ATM card before leaving.
  • 8:11 p.m. A 56-year-old Peabody man was arrested, following reports of gunshots inside his home on Normandy Drive. He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and two counts of improper storage of a firearm. Police said a female reported there were gunshots to the TV in a first floor apartment in the home. They said it was a small gun and the man appeared to be intoxicated. There was a woman and her son in the second floor in a bedroom, but no one was struck by bullets.

September 10

  • 5 p.m. Police received a report of a dead cat on a Barr Road lawn. The resident was concerned it was connected to previous reports of cats being poisoned by anti freeze. The Animal Control Officer brought the body to .
  • 5:50 p.m. A 45-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for shoplifting and disorderly conduct, following a report of suspicious activity at . The farm manager said the man refused to pay for the apples he took. An employee at the farm called back later and said the apples were finally paid for.
  • 8:41 p.m. Police received a report of an unruly player at the  and escorted a 39-year-old man from the property.

September 11

  • 6:34 a.m. A caller at the  reported an industrial pressure washer was stolen from the rear of a company pickup truck.
  • 6:03 p.m. A caller reported a female with a pick ax was digging up dirt by the playground at the back of the . The female was described as wearing black pants and a dark pink, hooded sweatshirt. She was last seen heading up the path toward the parking lot. Police were unable to find the person.
  • 8:55 p.m. Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle that crashed into the storefront at . The vehicle was towed and the storefront was boarded up. No injuries were reported.

September 12

  • 10:01 a.m. An officer attempting to serve a restraining order to a man at a County Street home reported the following: "Spoke with the wife...she stated she doesn't know where he is living now, he might be in Woburn, Cape Cod or back to Brazil."
  • 4:28 p.m. The Fire Department responded to a building fire at 115 Lynn St. A caller reported heavy smoke was coming from the garage, which was attached to the house, Inbound traffic from Lynn was diverted down Martinack Avenue for the time being. The fire was knocked down quickly and only went to one alarm. Fire crews at the scene said there was a bag of sawdust smoldering in the garage.
  • 11:01 p.m. A caller reported "voices in the golf course." Officers checked the area and reported there was a religious group up at  golf course. Police said they spoke with the "O BOM Pastor Bible Church," which was having praying services on the golf course. The congregants were advised that it was not a public golf course and thus they were trespassing. They were advised that further action would be taken if it happened again. Police said they sent the large group on its way for the evening.

September 13

  • 3:38 p.m. A caller reported a gray Toyota Avalon was driving down the middle of Route 114, using the wrong directional signals and cutting other drivers off. Police said the car came back as registered to a Swampscott man, but they were unable to locate find the vehicle.
  • 9:32 p.m. A 27-year-old Boston man driving a blue 2011 Volvo was issued a verbal warning for driving aggressively through a stop sign on Route 1. He said, “He was unaware of the power of his rental.”
  • 10:12 p.m. A caller at Mobile Estates reported her neighbor stole her cat. The police later found the feline.

September 14

  • 10:21 a.m. A caller at a mobile home park on Route 1 reported she believed her neighbor stole her cat. She said the neighbor had a history of stealing pets.
  • 12:21 p.m. Police received a report that a youth was shooting a BB gun at a UPS truck on Walnut Street near the . UPS employees were concerned that if the youngster was shooting at the truck, he might try to shoot at the residents as well.

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