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September 7, 2013



Police conducted a well-being check on a man on Glen Drive after a 10:12 p.m. report that he had posted “suicidal pictures” on Facebook and Twitter. Police wrote later that the man “did put those up without any intentions. While the officers were there, he took the photos down off the Internet. He stated that he does not feel homicidal or suicidal at this time.”

An officer was unable to locate an intoxicated man who was reported to be trying to cross Central Street at 11:47 p.m.

Police received an 11:48 p.m. report that a blue work van had followed a woman’s 20-year-old daughter home to an address on Pierce Road. They did not locate the vehicle.


A man at 266 Newbury St. called police at 4:38 a.m. to report he was having a dispute with his father; the father himself later dialed 911 later “stating his son has verbally threatened him and is throwing things inside the home.” Brett Schettino, 31, of 266 Newbury St., Apt. 11, Peabody, was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property under $250 and assault and battery on a person over 60 or disabled with injury.

A woman reported at 10:18 a.m. that she had found a “young child that was walking alone with a dog.” The child was returned to her father at a Basford Court address and police determined the man had been sleeping. “The officer will be filing a 51a on the incident,” wrote police.

A Newbury Street woman reported at 12:50 p.m. that her lawn had been damaged. Police wrote later: “The officer observed fresh skunk tracks and believes, based on his observations, that it is in fact the skunks digging for grubs.”

Police received a 1:27 p.m. report of a hit-and-run accident involving a U-Haul truck on Prospect Street, then a second report that there was a “Hispanic male that was chasing after the U-Haul truck and he had a knife.” Police didn’t report finding the male or the U-Haul.

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