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April 24, 2013




A Jersey Street man reported at 9:59 a.m. that his neighbors had “some strange listening device.” When an officer asked what it looked like, the man said, “I cannot tell you without sounding nuts.” Police wrote: “Same reply when asked where it was located at the property.”

Police received an 11:50 a.m. report that there were shingles with nails in the roadway at Palmer Road and Humphrey Street. Police wrote later: “Stuff was moved to the side of the road.”



Police received a 2:17 p.m. report that a truck hit a fire hydrant at Essex and Cole streets.



A 17-year-old was arrested on a charge of shoplifting over $100 after a 3:16 p.m. report of a shoplifter at J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall.

A man was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital after a 3:22 p.m. report that a car had fallen on a person at Peabody Auto Salvage on Corwin Street. A person who answered the phone at the business said the man had sustained wrist injuries.

Police responded to an anonymous noise complaint at 11:45 p.m. at Mobile Estates, 286 Newbury St., and determined that somebody was “attempting to install a fence at night. Police wrote: “Officer told them to stop for the evening.”


Police contacted the DPW after a 12:53 a.m. report of an “expired possum” in the roadway at Lowell Street and Peabody Road.

A Wallis Street woman reported at 8:11 a.m. that she wanted her son removed from her apartment. Police subsequently arrested Michael Diaz, 40, of 78 Wallis St., Apt. 2, Peabody, on a charge of domestic assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime.

A woman at Bill and Bob’s Roast Beef reported that her purse had been stolen at 9:30 a.m.

Police received an 11:49 a.m. report that two men had entered J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall the night before and “loaded a trash bag with 80 pairs of jeans and left the store.”

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