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January 23, 2014




At 2:53 p.m., a caller from 13 Elliott St. reported larceny from a motor vehicle.

Police received a 4:42 p.m. call from 11 New Balch St., where a man took the trash out and his 3-year-old child locked the door, locking him outside.



A caller from 13 Batchelder Ave. reported banging in her basement at 10:42 p.m. The officer reported everything was in order.


Police responded to a report at 1:42 a.m. of a suspicious motor vehicle parked and running in the middle of Herrick Street. According to the log, the car was a Woods Trucking vehicle. The driver had fallen asleep while his sander was still operating.

Police received a 2 a.m. report from Ipswich police to be on the lookout for three men with handguns operating two dark vehicles, who allegedly committed an armed home invasion in Ipswich. According to the log, Ipswich police said they were possibly headed toward Walsh Avenue in Peabody. Officers checked the area of Walsh Avenue and did not locate any vehicles fitting the description.

A caller from the Newbury Street reported a stolen UPS package at 12:58 p.m.



Police arrested Bernice Conklin, 44, 116 Lafayette St., at 9:12 p.m. on charges of distribution of a class B substance and illegal possession of a class A substance.

At 9:26 p.m., a resident reported her father’s blue Pontiac sedan was stolen between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the area of 190 Bridge St.

Police responded to an 11:16 p.m. disturbance call from the area of Patton Road. According to the log, the caller reported hearing two loud bangs. The only thing police found in the area was a truck plowing the street that may have caused the noise, the log said.


At 12:06 a.m., police arrested Rachel Chittick, 21, 6 Gallows Hill Road, in the area of Bridge Street and Barton Street, on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger, operating a motor vehicle without being licensed, and on a separate warrant. There was no information as to the origin of the warrant.

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