The following are excerpts from reports in the press log from Aug. 30-31.
Thursday, Aug. 30
- 2:41 p.m. A Peabody man reported a telephone scam. He said he received a phone call from a male identifying himself as the man's grandson and asking for money.
- 5:59 p.m. A caller at a Washington Street apartment reported she was beaten by a male stranger -- possibly a friend of an ex-boyfriend. She described her assailant as a white male in his 20s, about five-foot-eight with brown hair, blue eyes and wearing a gray tee shirt, jeans and sneakers. The victim complained of a back injury and said she was bleeding from her nose. She was transported to Mass. General Hospital. The incident was initially reported as involving a "dangerous weapon," but no further details were available.
- 7:27 p.m. A caller on Anthony Road reported her car was broken into overnight. She said nothing was taken, but the interior was ransacked.
- 9:35 p.m. A caller at a Silverleaf Way apartment reported he was being threatened by his girlfriend and he wanted her removed from his residence. Police said the female left before they arrived.
- 9:55 p.m. Robert Nugent, 54, of 295 Salem St. #19, Woburn, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Route 128 South at the Lowell Street exit. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a marked lanes violation and a lights violation.
Friday, Aug. 31
- 1:01 a.m. A caller on Jones Road reported a past burglary. She suspected her ex-boyfriend had stolen meat from her freezer while she was out for the evening playing Bingo.
- 1:33 a.m. Police and firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire at . Police said the fire was on one of the pitching mounds on the baseball diamond. Firefighters extinguished the fire. About 20 minutes later, an officer reported that he identified two juveniles who might have started the brush fire. One of the juveniles -- a female -- was taken home and court summonses were then issued to two juveniles for malicious destruction of property over $250.
- 6:05 a.m. A Reed Road resident reported his motorcycle -- a white 2010 Ducator 848 -- was stolen overnight.
- 8:09 a.m. A caller on Main Street reported his apartment was broken into on Aug. 29. He said three bottles of prescription medication were stolen. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.
- 12:15 p.m. A caller on Caller Street reported an opossum was in a trash barrel. The Animal Control Officer advised the man to just tip the barrel over and allow the animal to leave on its owner or hire an exterminator.
- 1:27 p.m. The Fire Department responded to a brush fire on Walker Road near the substation. An officer said the fire spread to the telephone poles, but firefighters had the blaze under control.
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