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Report of Youths Sticking Fireworks in Rabbit's Mouth and Lighting Them

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 16-17.

Sunday, June 16

  • 4:37 p.m. A passing bicyclist near the city bikeway at Peabody Road reported she heard a female screaming in the area. Police checked the area, but did not find anything amiss.
  • 6:54 p.m. A male was transported to Lahey Clinic from Toscana's Ristorante after he fell off a barstool and had an open head injury.
  • 7:44 p.m. Report of a child driving a car at the Peabody Place Plaza (300 Andover St.). Police spoke to an adult inside the vehicle and they said she would cease the activity.
  • 7:54 p.m. Police recovered a hypodermic needle at the Hannaford plaza.
  • 8:41 p.m. A fire hydrant was hit at the corner of Pulaski Street and Dobbs Road.
  • 10:35 p.m. Report of youths in a dark vehicle with no license plates who placed fireworks in a rabbit's mouth and then lit the fireworks. An officer located the vehicles and spoke with all the parties involved. No enforcement action was taken.

Monday, June 17

  • 7:18 a.m. A caller reported a traffic hazzard on Lynn Street. A cat was struck by a car and the person who hit the feline was no longer at the scene. The owner arrived to take the cat to the animal hospital.
  • 9:16 a.m. Complaint of a man parked in a handicap parking space who refused to show his handicap sticker or placard. An officer arrived at the scene but couldn't locate the person.
  • 9:23 a.m. Damon C. Emmons, 21, of 7 Fortesque Ter. #2, Lynn, was arrested by Peabody officers at his residence on a warrant from Peabody. The charges included multiple counts of breaking and entering to motor vehicles, credit card theft, malicious damage to vehicles and other acts of larceny.
  • 10:40 a.m. Report of a sinkhole on Anita Road.
  • 11:56 a.m. Lynnfield police reported an unknown person dropped off a suspicious-looking bag on Catherine Drive near the Middleton town line. An officer checked the area and was able to locate a bag containing an unopened bottle of wine and a beer. The officer said he would dispose of the items.
  • 1:12 p.m. Report of a past assault at Higgins Middle School.
  • 1:33 p.m. A Blaney Avenue resident reported a past larceny.


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

Anthony A June 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM
If this report about the fireworks is true, those youths should have been arrested... Future serial killers. I cant stand hearing about someone harming an animal.
Deborah King June 18, 2013 at 01:31 PM
If this is true, notify MSPCA police, they will investigate and bring the kids up on charges.
Chris June 18, 2013 at 02:03 PM
I agree with the first two people posting on this-if this actually did happen, charges need to be filed. Animal cruelty should not be tolerated.
Brian Fantana June 21, 2013 at 03:53 AM
Last time I checked, no new friends.

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