Police log



Police were dispatched at 2:35 p.m. to the Frontage Road location of the accident Sunday night which took the life of a popular Peabody teen. People were congregating there, and the officer was directed to remain on the scene to ensure that those who come can safely leave flowers and take time to reflect.

Police were called to Casual Cuts, 647 Lowell St., at 2:47 p.m., after an employee reported the theft of an expensive pair of shears. The shears are valued at $400.

Police went to 121 Central St., at 3:20 p.m. to serve multiple warrants on a resident there. Arrested was Lysa M. Elwell, 52, of 121 Central St., front apartment, Peabody. Elwell was arrested on two Peabody Police Department warrants and three other warrants on charges including receiving stolen property; shoplifting by concealing merchandise, 3rd offense; shoplifting by asportation, 3rd offense; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; and break and entry to and larceny from a building in the nighttime for a felony.

The Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St., notified police at 4:26 p.m. that a guest had paid her bill with a counterfeit $100 bill. The woman, who apparently had been unaware the bill was bogus, returned to the desk and paid with real money after being informed of the counterfeit.

Police responded to Sears Automotive, 210S Andover St., at 4:34 p.m. in response to the report of an automotive break and entry. Mall security advised them that the vehicle had not been broken into but had been left open, and nothing appears to have been taken. The suspects were two males who left in a white sedan.

Officers were sent to Peabody Carwash, 27 Central St., at 5:42 p.m. after an employee called to report an employee theft. Following an investigation, police arrested Johnathan M. Pasquarelli, 29, of 4 River St., Beverly. He was charged with larceny over $250.

Police responded, at 6:22 p.m., to Shaw’s Supermarket, 210S Andover St., after a woman reported that her car had been broken into. The woman told officers she had left the car unlocked and someone had stolen her medication.

Officers went to Buddha’s Tavern, 144 Washington St., at 10:19 p.m., for the report of an assault. The officer reported there had been an incident between two men over a female, and the men had fled on foot. Officers checked an address on a well-being check and verified the disturbance between the male parties was over the wife of one of them. No further action was required.


An officer responded to a Lake Street residence at 10:35 a.m. after an employee of the Peabody Municipal Light Plant reported being threatened by a resident. The officer said the resident had been concerned that the light plant workers were working from unmarked trucks. He said the work was underway again, and all was in order.

A Silverleaf Way resident notified police at 1:44 p.m. that his car and a neighbor’s were damaged when someone dumped paint on them. He said the incident had been captured on video and the paint cans were left behind.



Police went to the vicinity of Chestnut Street and Atlantic Avenue at 12:13 p.m. after being advised that a car, without a driver but with a dog inside, had rolled out of a driveway. Men in the area had pushed the car back into the driveway. An officer spoke with the owner who said she thinks she neglected to set the parking/emergency brake.

An officer spoke with a Farrell Court woman, at 12:29 p.m., who said she had received a call, then a check and a letter telling her she had won $500,000. She went to the bank to cash the check, but they told her not to cash it. The officer explained to the woman how the scam works and asked that she report it to the FTC. The check, for $7,995, was from Continental Lottery Inc., and was written by “Progressive Life Insurance Company.”

A Susan Road woman came in to the station at 4:23 p.m. to report an attempted scam. She told police she had gotten a call from an unknown private number, and the person she spoke with identified himself as her son. He told her he was in vacation in Mexico and had been arrested and needed $12,000. She went to the bank to withdraw the money and was warned by bank personnel that it was a scam and not to withdraw or send any money. She called her son on his cellphone, and he told her he is at work locally and is fine. She then came in to report the scam.

A woman called police at 4:58 p.m. to alert them that she had lost a white envelope full of money somewhere around Shubies.

A Beverly woman called the station at 5:48 p.m. to report that when she was in town yesterday visiting her grandmother, her sister stole her money, ID, phone and credit cards. She said the items had been in her pocketbook and the only other people in the house, in addition to her and her sister, were her grandmother and father. She said her sister had done the same thing in the past. She was told that if any unauthorized charges show up on her credit cards, to call Marblehead and they would try to follow up, but that she really needed to come in to the station and file a report. 

Police and fire responded to Elm Street at 6:32 p.m. after a caller reported that a moped was leaking gasoline. Firefighters determined about 2 ounces had leaked. Speedy Dry was applied.



A Paradise Road caller notified police at 1:10 a.m. that loud construction noise from the T-Mobile store was keeping them awake. Police noted that construction noise at the site has been an issue for several nights.



Police responded at 5:12 p.m. to a call from Mulberry Street about a lost little girl. Moments later the little girl and her mother were reunited.

Police responded, at 7:01 p.m., to a call about an unwanted guest at 95 Rantoul St. The officer was told an unwanted teenager was somewhere in the building. Police searched all four floors but were unable to find the suspect.

Officers responded to the bathroom in the rest stop on Route 128 northbound for reports of suspicious activity. Parties were reportedly changing stalls and engaging in inappropriate sexual activity. Two parties were dispersed, and additional information will be transmitted to the station.

Police were called to Rantoul and Federal streets at 9:50 p.m. for a report of three males by the building. The males will be summonsed for possible possession of a Class B drug, cocaine.

Police went to a Knowlton Street address to check on suspicious activity, at 10:54 p.m. They checked on a party sitting in the driveway. The party was transported to Beverly Hospital.

Two units were dispatched to Beverly Hospital at 11:36 p.m. to deal with a party acting up in the emergency room. He was advised that, to avoid consequences, he should behave appropriately while in the emergency room.


A unit was sent to a Rantoul Street apartment at 9:03 a.m. to see a man who wanted to speak with police. Officers said the man, who appeared mildly paranoid, wanted to talk with officers regarding his desire to return to Burkina-Faso. He declined medical or psychiatric attention.

Police went to 32 Broadway at 9:25 to deal with arguing neighbors. Each party was advised of their ability to seek court orders against the other.

Officers were sent to a Manor Road apartment at 10:58 a.m. to attempt to deal with an out-of-control 12-year-old. The youth, who was abusive towards his foster mother and Briscoe School staff, displayed self-destructive behavior. He was transported for psychiatric evaluation.



Police took a report at the station, at 11:10 a.m., from a Hancock Street woman who explained that someone had left a beer can on the side of her house, which she gave to the officer. She said she has a no-trespassing sign hanging in the area, and someone broke the lock on her front screen door, but it might have been Fedex because they left a package behind the screen door. No witnesses or suspects to the screen door, or to the beer can.

Officers went to the vicinity of Charter Street at 4:09 p.m. in response to a report of an intoxicated male passed out in the street. Upon arrival, the officers saw a man, known to them, lying on the sidewalk with his pants around his knees. Officers said he smelled strongly of alcohol and urine and was smeared with waste. A bystander said he had passed out in the middle of Charter Street and was dragged to the sidewalk by passersby after being almost hit by several vehicles. For his protection and that of the general public, the man was placed into protective custody.

Police were dispatched, at 5:07 p.m., to a Hawthorne Boulevard address for a report of someone flying a drone.

Officers responded, at 8:42 p.m., to a caller in the vicinity of Barton Square who reported a possible fight. After locating a small group who appeared to be involved in a verbal argument, officers spoke with four parties who declared the argument had only been verbal despite the caller’s statement that two males had been engaged in a physical fight. While the officers were spoke with the group, they determined that one of the males had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, was unsteady on his feet and slurred when he spoke. He was placed into protective custody, and the other three parties were advised to move along, which they did without incident.

An officer spoke with a Wisteria Street resident, at 9:29 p.m., who said that, sometime after 6:15 p.m., a male ran up on his porch and grabbed a box of protein powder, valued at $60, that had just been delivered by Fedex. The resident had a video of the theft, which was viewed by the officer, but he was unable to get a look at the thief’s face, as he never turned toward the camera.

Officers were dispatched to the vicinity of Congress and Peabody streets, at 9:33 p.m., to assist in settling a dispute between an MBTA bus driver and a passenger. The driver told police that a passenger had become loud, disrespectful, vulgar and unruly when she found out that the Charlie Card reader was down and the bus was only accepting cash at that time. When the officer spoke with the woman, she complained, in the same manner, that the driver didn’t tell her the card reader was down and made her stand there trying her card over and over again. The bus driver was asked if he wanted the woman to ride on his bus, but he said he didn’t feel safe with her as a passenger. When the woman was told that she would not be allowed on the bus, she became even louder and more obscene. Officers tried to get her to move on, but she began calling them obscene names. When told that she would be arrested, she called them all obscene names and said, “I’m not going anywhere!” When officers told her she was under arrest and to place her hands behind her back, she refused to comply and began flailing and resisting in every way possible. Even after she was finally cuffed, she continued to struggle against being placed in the cruiser. Officers warned her that if she did not stop struggling, she would be pepper-sprayed, to which she responded with an obscenity. She was, indeed, pepper-sprayed and subdued at that point. She was finally placed into the cruiser and transported to the station for booking. Arrested was Esquerlina Xiomara Nina, 25, of 57 Harbor St., Salem. She was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.


Officers went to  All Star Towing at 171 Boston St., at 8:56 a.m., for a report of a customer dispute. The officer spoke with a woman who said that her rental car was towed mistakenly from her apartment complex. She related that the All Star staff members were refusing to release the vehicle. The officer also spoke with the All Star employee who said the vehicle would be released only when the towing and storage fee of $130 was paid. The officer stood by while the transaction was conducted and escorted the woman to the tow yard where she retrieved her vehicle. She was advised to take her towing issues to her building management.

A unit responded, at 1:43 p.m., to 301 Essex St. in front of Witch City Consignments for the report of a motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian. The officer spoke with a woman who said a large black SUV had backed into her while she was standing in front of her shop. She said the SUV then left the area. The woman said she was not hurt and refused treatment or transport. A few moments later, an SUV matching the one in question returned to the scene. The officer spoke with the driver, a German national who, with his wife, was on vacation in the state. He said he was attempting to park in the empty space in front of the shop when a woman jumped behind his SUV and began pounding on it. He said she then told him he could not park there and to pull out. The driver said the situation confused him, so he pulled out and circled the block. The officer asked the woman why she was standing in the street and she responded that she was holding the space so a truck could unload items for her store. She denied striking the SUV. The officer advised her that Essex Street is a public way and the spaces are under city control and not a service zone and she could not deem who may or may not park in them. The woman said she just wanted to document the incident, and the German couple was sent on their way.



Officers responded, at 5:48 p.m., to Hazen Avenue on the report of a break and entry to a motor vehicle.

Officers responded, at 6:27  p.m., to Kohl’s, 50 Independence Way, for a shoplifting.

Police went to Laser Gentle, 1 Elm St., at 6:36 p.m., to help deal with an unruly customer.

Curtis Trefry, 21, of 2 Exeter St., Danvers, was arrested, at 8:18 p.m., in the vicinity of Maple and Summer streets, after a motor vehicle accident. Trefry was charged with operating under the influence of liquor; speeding; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; and a marked lanes violation.