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October 31, 2012




A vehicle break-in was logged on Highland Avenue at 5:30 p.m.

Hit by a vehicle at Lafayette and Roslyn streets, a pedestrian was taken to the hospital, as logged at 6:02 p.m.

Police investigated a report of child neglect on Salem Street at 6:15 p.m.


Jenna Dorothy Starratt, 19, of 13A Fay Ave., Peabody, was arrested at 1:45 a.m. on Tremont Avenue by officers Tracy O’Leary and Philias Verrette on charges of domestic assault and battery, breaking and entering, and two counts of malicious destruction of property worth over $25. The arrest followed an interview where the people involved described an argument that got “out of hand,” according to the log.

A woman complained to police at 9:38 a.m. that her son stole her checks and cashed them. Citizens Bank’s fraud department is also investigating.

With a prescription of Klonopin in a CVS bag, a man walking on the Essex Street mall on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. was a victim when “someone unknown to him came up from behind him and knocked him to the ground and took the bag,” according to the police log at 12:02 p.m. He had fresh cuts and bruises and could give no reason why he waited so long to tell his story. Police report no suspects.

A report of smashed pumpkins drew police to the Salem Common at 12:30 p.m., but they were unable to locate the kids responsible.

You might not realize you have a disorderly house, but police will let you know. They gave notice to 96 Broadway at 8:40 p.m., citing four recent visits, as well as noise ordinance violations. “Future calls,” they warned, “will result in a keeper of a disorderly house city ordinance violation ($200) fine.”


Officers responded to a complaint at 1:07 a.m. on Essex Street of a robbery and stabbing. Police say the incident likely involves local people, and they note that the stabbing injury was “non-life-threatening.” Responding were Patrolmen Michael Ball and Philias Verrette and Sgt. David Tucker. Investigating the incident is Sgt. James Page.

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