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February 5, 2014




A caller from 502 Manor Road reported a bat in the apartment at 6:40 p.m.


A man was reported hiding in the bushes in the area of Herrick Street and Pinewood Avenue at 12:20 a.m.



A caller from 6 King St. reported her cat missing at 3:50 p.m. He was last seen in the area of King Street on Feb. 2.

At 5:57 p.m., an employee at the Peabody Institute Library on Main Street reported a group was causing a problem and refusing to leave. The officer was able to identify those involved and the library will be mailing trespass notices to them. An officer will also be going to the residents to verbally inform those involved they are no longer allowed on library properties.

Police arrested Mario Salvatore, 60, of 9 Hourihan St., on a charge of assault and battery after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at 8:59 p.m. on Hourihan Street.


A report of smoke in the back of a trailer on Newbury Street was called in to police at 7:02 a.m. The Peabody Fire Department extinguished the fire.



Police arrested Scott Webber, 30, 36 Giles Ave., Beverly, on charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise, after responding to a 4:15 p.m. call from Market Basket on Highland Avenue. During the booking process, Webber was found in possession of various pills and a knife in violation of the city knife ordinance. Webber will also be charged with three counts of illegal possession of a class B substance, four counts of illegal possession of a class E substance, and one charge of violating the city knife ordinance, the log said.


A caller reported at 3:23 p.m. that when she came out to her car, which was parked in front of 319 Essex St., she noticed the two passenger side tires were flat and there were numerous large puncture holes in them, the log said.

At 3:35 p.m., police arrested James Kelley, 29, of 27 Mudge St., Lynn, on charges of shoplifting by concealment, after getting a call from Wal-Mart on Highland Avenue. A security officer noticed Kelley place a DVD in his bag and exit the store without paying, the log said.

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