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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 Nov. 13-14.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

  • 3:03 p.m. Report of a single car accident at the Hess gas station on Lowell Street. Police said the car's brakes failed and the driver directed the vehicle into a fence to bring it to a stop. No injuries were reported.
  • 4:26 p.m. An officer reported a couple was chasing each other around outside the Wardhurst Grille. They told the officer they were just playing around.
  • 6:07 p.m. A caller at the Peabody House reported identity fraud. Police said someone tried to open an application at Kohl's in Danvers, using the caller's information, but the credit was denied and the person did not lose any money.
  • 6:43 p.m. A caller on Veterans Memorial Drive reported a window was broken sometime since the night before.
  • 7:22 p.m. An officer reported there was a sinkhole on Main Street near McDonald's. DPS was notified and coned off the area.
  • 8:38 p.m. A 29-year-old Reading man was issued a court summons for forgery by check, following a complaint made by a Peabody resident.
  • 8:54 p.m. Crystal Smith, 29, of 36 Palmer St. #3, Salem, was arrested on a default warrant out of Lawrence District Court, following a report of an unwanted person at a Washington Street apartment.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • 5:45 a.m. Police checked Howley Street near Stop & Shop for homeless people camping out in the doorway facing the supermarket. A complainant reported homeless individuals were urinating in the foyer and leaving trash and debris nightly.
  • 1:06 p.m. An employee at the Torigian Center reported a fraudulent charge was placed on the Council on Aging's business account.


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

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