Police received a report from the director of the Department of Public Works that the MBTA sign on Pleasant Street was down and the director wants it restored in the new cement sidewalks, as logged at 8:06 a.m. Police notified the MBTA but were told repairs would be made but not soon, as there are many other issues ahead of that one “in the queue.”
A woman told police that after dropping her daughter off at Glover School in the morning, she passed a suspicious man on a bicycle on Tedesco Street, near West Street, as logged at 9:02 a.m. She said that the man appeared to be in his 30s and was wearing camouflage pants, a jacket and hat, Army boots, black sunglasses and a black backpack. She thought that he was suspicious because she knows military people are not supposed to be wearing anything indicating they are in the military while home on leave, due to threats of ISIS. However, several officers who received a description of the suspect said that he is a caretaker of a residence in the area.
While a DPW employee was filling in potholes on Auburndale Road, the employee reportedly found prescription glasses with 59/15 gunmetal frames, according to a 2:15 p.m. log entry.
A woman told police that the rear window of her car had been smashed and a briefcase was stolen from the vehicle, while it was parked on Reed Street, according to the log at 6:10 a.m.
A resident of Magnolia Way reported seeing a suspicious man in his 20s, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a blue backpack, going from car to car trying all the door handles, as logged at 3:03 p.m. Responding officers could not locate the suspect during an area search and noted that no entry was actually made to any vehicles.
A propane leak at Torigan Family Health Center on Foster Street was reported, according to a 3:25 log entry. Firefighters responded to the scene and assessed that the smell/noise was coming from a relief valve. National Grid was notified of the issue.
Police responded to Tannery Apartments on Crowninshield Street for a report of two men fighting in a unit, but learned that it had just been a loud discussion about the rearranging of furniture, as logged at 4:50 p.m.
A loose dog that an individual was reportedly chasing on Lowell Street was eventually retrieved by its owner, according to the log at 5:06 p.m.
After he was stopped in his car near the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Route 1, Thomas W. Anderson, 52, of 3 Midland Ave., Saugus, was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended license (a subsequent offense) and a number plate violation, according to a 7:26 p.m. log entry.
A 20-year-old Peabody resident was arrested at his home on an outstanding warrant, after the individual’s father told police that he was there, as logged at 7:32 p.m.
Police investigated the reported theft of multiple items from a locker at the YMCA on Lynnfield Street, according to the log at 9:38 p.m.
A vehicle was reportedly stolen from the driveway of a home on Birch Street sometime overnight, according to a 5:18 a.m. log entry.
Police investigated a report that an unlocked car on Aborn Street had been entered Wednesday night and a wallet was stolen from it, as logged at 6:50 a.m. The wallet contained IDs, but not money, and there was no noted damage to the car. At 7:09 a.m., a neighbor reported that his car — also unlocked at the time — was entered as well, and his credit cards, ID and gas card were stolen.
A man told police that someone entered his car overnight, while it was parked on Nancy Avenue, and stole about $20 from it, according to the log at 9:03 a.m.
A caller reported an injured skunk in the area of Welch School on Swampscott Avenue but the creature was apparently gone when Animal Control arrived on scene, as logged at 9:04 a.m.
A motor vehicle accident near Peabody Fire Department Headquarters on Lowell Street resulted in one individual being transported to Salem Hospital and one car being towed from the scene, according to a 9:55 a.m. log entry. The other vehicle involved in the incident was a truck owned by the Fire Department.
A resident of Quarry Terrace reported that someone filed a fraudulent tax return using his information, according to the log at 10:19 a.m.
A Reo Road resident reported seeing a brown ferret in his yard, though the animal was apparently no longer in the area at the time of his call, as logged at 11:57 a.m. The resident was to call Animal Control if he spotted the creature again and could contain it.
Police investigated a report of a shoplifting incident at Walgreen’s on Main Street, according to a 12:22 p.m. log entry. The suspect, described as a heavy-set woman about 5 feet 6 inches tall with dark hair, allegedly fled the store with an entire carriage of high-end hair products and left the scene in a silver jeep with a tire on the back. Responding officers could not locate the woman during an area search.
Several needles were reportedly found in the area of Lynnfield Street and Elmwood Circle, as logged at 1:49 p.m.
A break-in to a car on Herrick Street was reported, according to the log at 4:27 p.m.
Hector B. Ravelo, 28, homeless, was arrested on a charge of trespassing, after police responded to a reported break-in at a home on Rantoul Street, as logged at 6:03 p.m.
A resident of Essex Street reported being the victim of credit card fraud, according to a 7:13 p.m. log entry.
After police responded to a home on Elliott Street for a report of two sisters fighting, one individual was arrested for domestic assault and battery, according to the log at 8:26 a.m.
A motor vehicle stop on Route 128 North at Exit 18, logged at 1:49 p.m., led to the driver being issued a summons on what police said was a charge of operating a vehicle with a revoked registration and operating a vehicle with an expired license.
A resident of Hale Street reported fraudulent charges on a PayPal account, as logged at 3:57 p.m.
Police received a report of a shoplifting incident at CVS on Highland Avenue in which the suspect left the merchandise she tried to steal at the doorway when confronted by the store manager, and then fled the scene, according to a 4:59 p.m. log entry. Responding officers could not locate the suspect during an area search but is waiting to review store surveillance footage.
A resident of Essex Street told police that he has been receiving threatening text messages from a former employee, as logged at 5:17 p.m.
A resident of Loring Avenue reported that she has been receiving calls from a so-called debt collector, apparently with the number 617-939-0117, claiming she owes money, according to the log at 5:20 p.m. The resident noted that she has had her identity stolen in the past and is in the process of working with the IRS to deal with that issue.
Malicious damage to a car on Dearborn Street was reported, as logged at 6:33 p.m. The victim said that the car she and her sister share had been keyed sometime during the day either at Market Basket or in the driveway of her home. A responding officer noted a large, deep scratch running the length of the driver’s side, and that the incident may be connected to similar situations that have occurred in the area. The investigation is ongoing.
A break-in to a boat on Wharf Street was reported, according to a 7:18 p.m. log entry.
Pay the piper: When police responded to O’Neills Irish Pub on Washington Street for a report of an unwanted person inside the bar, they learned that the issue was that an employee refused to serve the man in question because he owed the bar $28.52 from a tab last week, as logged at 11:54 p.m. The man agreed to pay the tab on Thursday, and was advised that if he did not, he would be summonsed to court.
A woman reported that her car had been vandalized while parked on Essex Street — the words “Jesus is Lord” had been written on the upper right side of the trunk hatch in a black marker, according to the log at 8:57 a.m. The investigation into this and multiple similar connected incidents is ongoing.
Police received a report of a break-in to a car on Ord Street, as logged at 10:55 a.m. The victim said that the incident happened sometime between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday. A woman told police that sometime overnight, someone entered her unlocked car, parked in the driveway of her home on Bow Street, and stole about $2-$3 in change, a pair of sunglasses and a low-value Dunkin Donuts gift card, according to a log entry at 11:25 a.m. Police noted that there was no damage to the vehicle.
A dog reportedly got loose from its owner but was found in the park on Franklin Street and eventually reunited with the owner, according to the log at 1:29 p.m.
John Coyne, 26, of 22 May St., Peabody, was arrested on two outstanding warrants, as well as on a total of 13 new charges, after police responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot of Special Thoughts Outlet on Highland Avenue, as logged at 2:21 p.m. The charges include four counts of assault by a dangerous weapon, one count of disturbing the peace, one count of disorderly conduct, one count of larceny of property over $250, one count of armed robbery and five counts of threatening to commit a crime. Police said that Coyne shoplifted clothing and miscellaneous items — with a total value in the $300 range — and then got into a confrontation with the security officer who tried to stop him outside the store. Coyne allegedly told the security officer that he had a gun and would shoot him, said police, and then pulled a box cutter and hypodermic needle out of his pocket and threatened to use them against the officer and a bystander who came to the officer’s aid. However, no actual contact was made before police apprehended Coyne without issue, so no injuries occurred in the incident.
A break-in attempt at an abandoned building on Route 1 was reported, as logged at 2:20 a.m. Police said the suspect tried to get through the front door but no entry was successfully gained.
Charles Lundrigan, 53, of 3 Kittredge St., Beverly, was stopped in a car on Conant Street and Grapevine Road and subsequently arrested on charges of unlicensed operation of a vehicle and not having a license in possession, according to a log entry at 8:12 a.m.
Police received a report of a fraud incident — ATM information was taken — at Shell on High Street, according to the log at 3:30 p.m.