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November 21, 2013




Police received a 10:18 a.m. report that someone had stolen a $100 stone Buddha statue and damaged a $50 stone garden gnome at 5 Bertini Lane.

Four copper downspout pipes had been stolen from 35 Flint St., according to a 10:26 a.m. report.

A North Street woman reported at 1:04 p.m. that she was being harassed by her dead husband’s mother. The woman said she was “waiting to receive her husband’s ashes” and that the mother “threatened to be at the funeral home waiting for her.” She also said the mother’s family had opened a fake Facebook page under her name and posted pictures of her and her ex-boyfriend on it. Police advised her to seek a harassment order at court.

A 4:14 p.m. report of a domestic dispute at 6 Hathorne Court led to the arrest of Jeffrey Allan Roub, 50, of 129 Lowell St., Peabody, on charges of violating a protective order and two counts of domestic assault.



Police received an 8:58 a.m. report of a possible gunshot in the vicinity of 487 Locust St., but an officer was unable to locate anything amiss.



A man requested a well-being check be performed on two children at an Aborn Street residence after their mother allegedly “made threats on Facebook that she may harm the children” by writing something akin to, “Is it OK to kill the kids for putting a crayon in the dryer?” Police wrote later: “Officers made contact with the uncle and checked on both children. Officers believe all to be in order.”

An infant was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital after a 7:01 p.m. report that he or she had fallen to the floor from a car seat in a carriage at Burlington Coat Factory on Andover Street.

Police were unable to locate the man who was reported to be having a “heated phone conversation” during which he “made threats to kill the person on the other end of the phone” in the jewelry department of Macy’s at the Northshore Mall at 8:53 p.m.

A 9:15 p.m. report that an “unwanted person” was trying to start a fight brought police to 108 Tremont St. Police wrote later: “Officer reported dispute over owed money. Officer was able to work out a payment plan.”

Police responded to a 9:44 a.m. report that a vehicle was “all over the road” on Goodale Street and subsequently arrested Sean M. Therrien 31, of 108 Goodale St., Peabody, on a charge of drunken driving, second offense.

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