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April 7, 2012




A criminal citation was handed to a Tri City taxi operator for striking a pole and then leaving the scene to complete a fare at 9:46 a.m. near Elm and Harris streets.

A woman on Gerald Road called police about a suspicious vehicle at 12:09 p.m. When police questioned the man in the car, they said he checked out because he was a private investigator.

After a woman got back to her Green Street home at 8:14 p.m., she said she saw her screen door slashed and also realized her checks were missing.



During a verbal argument, police responded to a complaint on Hale Street that a man was "yelling, screaming and spitting" at 10:26 p.m.


A small brush fire was extinguished near a resident's fence line on Kennell Hill Drive at 1:48 a.m.



Police told two men that if they wanted to bring assault charges stemming from a confrontation inside Wendy's on Lafayette Street at 4:30 p.m they could do so in court.

The driver's side mirror was knocked off a car parked on Essex Street at 4:52 p.m. The car that caused the damage did not stay on scene.

Two individuals sleeping on the grass just off Derby Street at 6:33 p.m. were sent on their way by police.

Jose L. Espinal Jr., 20, of 8 Harris St. in Peabody, was arrested and charged with driving a car with defective equipment, a red light or stop sign violation and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. The arrest was made at 7:11 p.m. near Washington and Dodge streets.

Three mountain bikes were stolen out of a garage on Liberty Hill Avenue at 8:20 p.m.

A Washington Street resident told police about a problem with a neighbor who has been "banging on the outside walls in the hallway ... (and) yelling and screaming about how he can't stand (her) or her boyfriend." The call to police was made at 8:39 p.m. The resident also said the noise was waking her 1-year-old daughter.

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