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Youths Caught With Stolen Scooter After Loud Argument Brings Police

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  press log from June 29 - July 1.

Friday, June 29

  • 4:10 p.m. Police received a report of a UPS truck being emptied into an SUV at . Officers spoke with the UPS driver at . Police said all was in order; it was a regular transaction.
  • 6:17 p.m. A Peabody female juvenile was detained for shoplifting at Macy's. She was released to her father and issued a summons for four counts of shoplifting.
  • 6:44 p.m. An officer said a person ran out of the store at the mall with merchandise. The items were returned and the person was issued a no trespassing order for a year.
  • 8:40 p.m. A caller on Ellsworth Road reported four youths were skateboarding in the street, causing a disturbance. A second caller -- the person's neighbor -- reported the first caller yelled and swore at her about her kids playing. An officer spoke to both people and said the children would keep the noise down and move along down the street.
  • 9:25 p.m. Police responded to a report of an unruly customer inside . A 35-year-old Peabody man was issued a no trespass order for three years for causing a disturbance.

Saturday, June 30

  • 12:41 a.m. A caller on Barnstable Road reported a gray Chevrolet Blazer-like truck was going up and down the road, honking its horn and flashing its lights. The caller said it had been re-occuring for a few nights. An officer checked the area, but could not find the vehicle.
  • 1:27 a.m. A caller on Warren Street reported she thought she heard three gunshots outside her house. Police checked the area and found a Roman Candle in front of the woman's home.
  • 1:47 a.m. An employee at Fairweather Apartments reported he was getting several phone calls from a male claiming to be the grandson of a female resident. The male wanted to enter her apartment to retrieve medications for his  grandmother. The employee said the male, however, did not leave his name and always ended the call when asked further questions about his grandmother. The woman was in the hospital and the employee believed the caller was just trying to break into her apartment to steal her prescription drugs.
  • 2:50 a.m. Salem police issued an alert to be on the lookout for a suspect who was involved in a stabbing in Salem. Police checked for the suspect at a Jacobs Street home, but said he was not there at the time. The suspect was described as a white male, about five-foot-ten and wearing a black tee shirt and blue jeans. He was last seen walking toward the area of Boston Street and Main Street.
  • 6:15 a.m. A caller at Stoneybrook Condominiums reported the woman who delivers the newspapers backed into the streetlights at the condos. She was driving a newer blue Ford Explorer and left the scene. Police said there was very minor damage to the light post.
  • 9:06 a.m. Edvaldo Dasilva, 45, of 50 Mt. Vernon St. #1, Peabody, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Washington Street. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to display the owner's name and giving a false name to a police officer.
  • 10:38 a.m. Police received a report of a car break-in. A radio was stolen from a vehicle on Sewall Street and the car was damaged in the process.
  • 2:06 p.m. Stop & Shop reported someone used a fraudulent traveler's check.
  • 2:40 p.m. A 52-year-old Goffstown, N.H. woman and a 58-year-old Wakefield woman were both issued summonses for shoplifting at Macy's.
  • 5:36 p.m. A caller reported homeless people were hanging out at the municipal parking lot on Foster Street, drinking and using the bushes as restrooms. An officer reported the group was quiet and orderly and advised the people to "use proper etiquette in using a restroom."
  • 5:43 p.m. A Canterbury Drive resident reported jewelry was stolen from the home within the past month. The jewelry was valued at more than $10,000.
  • 6:19 p.m. A caller reported he was scammed in the parking lot by Legal Seafoods. He gave a "Sears employee" $4,000 for several televisions and never received them.
  • 9:02 p.m. Rena L. Papuchis, 44, of 12 Daniel Ter., Peabody, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the corner of Walnut and Wallis streets. She was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a red light and possession of an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle.
  • 9:48 p.m. Brian S. Kelly, 43, of 1 Washington Pl., Peabody, was arrested at his residence for domestic assault, following a report of a disturbance.
  • 10:23 p.m. Two Danvers residents were issued summonses on drug charges, following a motor vehicle stop on Margin Street near . A 26-year-old man was charged with possession of a Class D (marijuana) drug with intent to distribute and a 20-year-old female was charged with possession of a Class A drug. Class A substances include heroin, morphine, GHB and Special K.

Sunday, July 1

  • 12:05 a.m. Police received a report of three youths pushing a scooter up the street on Oak Street. Police checked the area, but could find the juveniles. They were located about 30 minutes later on Winter Street, however, after a caller reported three youths were having a loud argument in the street. Police said the scooter was stolen from a Washington Street resident and was returned to its owner without incident.
  • 12:19 a.m. Paul D. Spiliotis, 51, of 5 Valley St., Salem, was arrested, following a motor vehicle accident on Walnut Street. Police said a car hit a telephone pole and the driver exited the vehicle, but then collapsed on the ground. He was still alert and breathing normally, but transported to Salem Hospital. Spiliotis was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (third offense) and reckless driving. A light plant crew responded to the scene and resecured the bracing on the pole.
  • 2:42 a.m. A caller on Curwen Road reported there was a loud party outside, blasting music and with people shouting. An officer responded to the scene and said the party was broken up and quiet restored.
  • 6:29 a.m. Police reported six mailboxes were damaged outside residences on Wildwood Drive, Goodale Street and Lantern Way. An officer also reported that it appeared someone attempted to steal a catch basin cover at the corner of Forbes Way and Goodale Street -- the cover was sticking out of the ground. DPS was notified.
  • 10:31 a.m. A passing motorist reported a sewer grate was moved on Leblanc Drive. A minute later, a similar report said another grate was moved on Jordan Road. DPS was notified and checked the area.


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

J July 05, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I can't believe people really still fall for the Sears tv scam.

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