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Traffic Stop on Rt. 114 Finds 3 Swampscott Teens With Alcohol and Pot

The following information was provided by the Peabody Police Department. Where charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction.

The following are excerpts from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from June 14-16.

Friday, June 14

  • 2 p.m. Police responded to a security alarm at the Peabody Institute Library (the building was closed to the public at that time). The alarm was triggered by an emergency exit door. While checking the area, an officer came across John E. Akeley, 35, of 5 Sabino Farm Rd. #4, Peabody, and arrested him on two warrants. The charges included OUI, receiving a stolen vehicle and other motor vehicle related violations.
  • 2:22 p.m. Three teenage males from Swampscott were each issued court summonses, following a motor vehicle stop on Route 114. Police said the driver, a 17-year-old, would be charged with a marked lanes violation and as a minor transporting alcohol. The two passengers, both 18, would be charged as minors in possession of alcohol. Police also confiscated marijuana from the car and said further charges may be filed depending on the exact weight of the drug.
  • 3:09 p.m. An officer said he spoke with a tree company on Walsh Avenue that was trying to shut down the street without a police detail. He advised them to stop work for the day and hire a a detail for Monday.
  • 3:50 p.m. An officer made a motor vehicle stop at the Northshore Mall and reported that the three passengers inside the car were smoking marijuana, but the driver wasn't. The officer confiscated the marijuana and sent the people on their way.
  • 4:33 p.m. Huethi Hong Nguyen, 37, of Chelsea, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at Macy's. She was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise.
  • 8:40 p.m. A caller at Beverly Medical Supply on Elm Street reported a car break-in and malicious damage to the vehicle. Police said nothing was taken, but the stereo, rear view mirror and windshield were damaged.
  • 9:53 p.m. A Magnolia Way resident reported someone tried to fraudulently open three separate accounts under her name.

Saturday, June 15

  • 1:33 a.m. Report of a female screaming in a parking lot on Caller Street. Police said the female was having a fight with her boyfriend and went inside without incident.
  • 1:39 a.m. Mellonie A. Tate, 43, of 5 McIntyre Ct. #2, Peabody, was arrested after a car accident on Lynn Street. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a marked lanes violation and possession of an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle. Police responded to a report of a single car accident and said there was a male walking away from the crash. That man was transported home by officers. The vehicle was towed and no injuries were reported.
  • 2:06 a.m. Report of an assault outside Oliveira's Steak House on Walnut Street. An officer spoke to the victim at Beverly Hospital who said he was assaulted by several people. The case is under further investigation.
  • 9:57 a.m. A caller on Bowditch Street reported having a problem with his upstairs neighbor. He said the person chained a scooter to his trailer, which prevented him from moving the trailer. He also believed the neighbor was involved in selling drugs. An officer said the neighbor wasn't home and he told the caller to alert police when the neighbor returned. The man returned about 30 minutes later and the scooter was removed.
  • 10:35 a.m. A caller on Johnson Street reported his neighbor's chickens escaped and were in his yard and in the street.
  • 2:24 p.m. A Howard Avenue resident reported he was threatened by a youth at the park behind the Welch School. He said the juvenile threatened to shoot him. The youth was described as a young black male wearing shorts with his underwear hanging out. An officer said he spoke to all parties involved and there were no threats made. A young man at the park felt that child at that person's home was in danger and he made some remarks in an effort to protect the child. The officer said the child was fine and just misbehaving, which the parent was handling.
  • 2:44 p.m. Victoria Alberti, 18, of Gloucester, and Andrea Suke, 19, of 30 Sabino Farm Rd., Peabody, were both arrested and charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, following a report of two shoplifters at JC Penney.
  • 5:09 p.m. Police investigated a report of a stolen vehicle at the Newbury Street Inn on Route 1.
  • 6:05 p.m.  Report of a car accident at the corner of Warren and Endicott streets. One person was transported to Salem Hospital.
  • 10:45 p.m. A caller on Fulton Street reported a person's car was left idling in the street for five hours.

Sunday, June 16

  • 1:07 a.m. An officer reported there was heavy traffic in St. Mary's Cemetery on Margin Street. Salem police were notified and checked the area, but officers couldn't locate any vehicles.
  • 4:06 a.m. The innkeeper at the Newbury Street Inn reported a possible scam by a motel guest. Police said the guests left for the evening.
  • 7:53 a.m. A caller reported a mulch fire was spreading to a person's front porch on Harrison Avenue. Police said the fire was extinguished before an officer arrived at the scene.
  • 9:11 a.m. A resident at Mobile Estates on Route 1 reported her daughter had her car and refused to return the vehicle.
  • 10:11 a.m. Report of a water leak on Lake Street at the intersection with Route 1.
  • 11:52 a.m. A 31-year-old Danvers man was issued a court summons for driving with a suspended license after an officer stopped the man's car on Route 114 near Route 128. The officer said the car's rear wheel appeared to be falling off.


For questions on this log, email peabody@patch.com.

John June 18, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Why wouldnt these three lug nuts from Swampscott be arrested and not " Summonesed" to appear in court. I though a minor transporting booze was an arresstable offense ?
John Castelluccio (Editor) June 18, 2013 at 06:14 PM
It's actually not uncommon. Often in these sorts of situations with minors, they are not arrested at the scene but instead receive summonses to appear in court.

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