A driver was issued a citation at 2 p.m. in the vicinity of 50 Warren St. for operating an unregistered vehicle, driving without a license and failure to stop.

A 33-year-old Lynn man was issued a summons at 5:25 p.m. in the vicinity of 7 Pearl St., for the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was towed.

Police were sent at 6:03 p.m. to 10 Aberdeen Ave. on a report of a larceny. The resident told officers that several items had been taken from the house and brought to a Beverly pawn shop. The officer said he has a possible suspect and will forward the case to the Criminal Investigation Division.

A Foster Street resident reported at 7:01 p.m. that a man walked into her apartment and said he was looking for a bed and breakfast. She described him as about 6 feet tall with facial hair. He was wearing glasses, a dark windbreaker and was pulling a suitcase. The responding officer determined the man walked into the wrong apartment. He had a reservation through Air BNB and was looking for a nearby apartment.

Police responded to a Crane Brook Way residence at 7:34 p.m. on a report of a domestic assault and battery. A woman, identified as Betina Brutus, had fled the area in a vehicle with a child. Witnesses said she had brandished a kitchen knife and threatened to  harm the child. Police had the woman’s cell phone pinged and she was located in Malden, where she was arrested by local police. Malden conducted a courtesy booking and a Peabody unit was sent to pick up the woman. Brutus, 28, of 10224 Kirkbride Drive, Danvers, was charged with assault and battery on a household member and with assault with a dangerous weapon.


Police responded at 7:14 a.m. to the vicinity of Pulaski Street and Pound Lane for a case of possible road rage. The officer arrived on scene and determined that both parties were “all set.”

A Brooksby Village Drive resident reported to police at 9:10 a.m. that she was getting telephone threats. The woman called back to cancel. She said the threats were a scam.

A Lincoln Road caller reported at 11:14 a.m. that a man wearing a hoodie, ripped jeans and headphones was panhandling for money and cigarettes. The officer checked the area but could not locate the panhandler.

An officer was dispatched to a Lisa Road address at 1:15 p.m. to preserve the peace. Waltham police asked Peabody Police to see if a Waltham company car was in the driveway at the Lisa Road address. The vehicle was there, and the officer stood by while the owner came and picked up the vehicle.

An off-duty officer notified the station at 3:16 p.m. that a vehicle was operating on the wrong side of the road in the vicinity of 494 Lowell St. and 2 Priscilla Lane. The officer will mail a citation to the operator for a marked lanes violation.

A 44-year-old Rantoul Street woman will be summonsed for driving a vehicle with no insurance and a revoked registration. She was stopped at 5:06 p.m. in the vicinity of Summit Plaza and Summit Street.

An officer went to J.C. Penney at the Northshore Mall at 5:38 p.m. on a report of a juvenile shoplifter. The store said the matter would be handled internally.

Police responded, at 5:58 p.m., to Sears at the Northshore Mall, after loss prevention reported that a man ran out of the store with a television set and headed toward Sears Auto. He was seen putting the TV down near pole 68 and a Mass. registered vehicle whose number was noted. Matthew Tarpey, 27, of 17 Millbrook Lane, Wakefield, was arrested and charged with shoplifting over $250.

An officer was sent to a Daniel Terrace address at 6:55 p.m. after a resident reported being defrauded by a contractor.


A man was asked at 9:57 a.m. to leave the mall for the day because of the way he was acting with other mall patrons.

A 53-year-old Swampscott woman was stopped at 10:06 a.m. in the vicinity of the Northshore Mall. She will be summonsed for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and for a broken tail light. Her vehicle was towed.

An active warrant was waiting for a Peabody man when he walked into the lobby of the Police Station to retrieve some personal property. John H. Howe, 40, 1 Dennis St., Peabody, was arrested on the Peabody warrant for trespassing.



An officer responded at 8:03 a.m. to the vicinity of Washington and State streets for a man in a standoff with an MBTA bus. Callers reported an older man, wearing a gray hat, green coat and holding a briefcase, was standing in the roadway in front of the bus, preventing it from leaving. MBTA dispatch reported their driver relayed that “the male was attempting to catch the bus and was unable, so as the bus was leaving, the male party hit the side of the bus with his coffee mug and stood in front of the bus.” The responding officer reported back that it was “just an argument between bus driver and passenger (and) everything has been resolved.

A Farrell Court woman called police at 1:10 p.m. to report she had received a call from someone who said they were calling for Mega Millions, and they were going to come by at 1:30 with a huge check and a new car. She said she was afraid someone might show up, and she would like an officer standing by just in case. The officer showed up, as promised. Sadly, Mega Millions did not.

A Rockaway Avenue caller reported at 5:51 p.m. that someone had gained access to her email and bank accounts and had ordered things and had them sent to another address. She has the name and address of a possible suspect.

Fire and ambulance responded at 10:53 p.m. to an Intrepid Circle address for two people hurt in a fall outside. One tripped and fell, and the other fell while trying to help the first. Both were transported to Salem Hospital.



A teacher from Stanley School called at 9:24 a.m. to report a coyote on Orchard Road at the end of Nason. An officer was sent to check, but he found nothing.

A caller reported from Vinnin Mobil, 525 Paradise Road, at 12:25 p.m. that a man appeared to be passed out behind the wheel of his gray BMW. Responding officers reported the man was OK.

A caller from Luxe Beautique, 410 Humphrey St., reported at 1:13 p.m. that an employee was stealing and asked to speak with an officer.

A caller reported at 2:35 p.m. that a Porta-Pottie on the sidewalk was impeding pedestrian travel. The Porta-Pottie was moved back onto the property.

Whole Foods Market, 331 Paradise Road, called at 4:16 p.m. to speak with an officer about a disgruntled employee.

A CVS employee at 413 Paradise Road, Swampscott, called at 9:57 p.m. to report that a man came in and bought some syringes, then brought them back in saying they were the wrong ones. He admitted he used them for heroin and was now in the lot causing a disturbance. They thought he got into a car. Units checked the area, but he could not be found.



Unit 24 responded at 5:38 p.m. to a Pope Street apartment for an online puppy-sale scam. The caller said she responded to an online ad for a Pomeranian puppy being sold out of Pennsylvania. The woman said she spoke with the seller, who identified himself as “Donald Knight,” and she wired him $350 through Money Gram, as requested. “Knight” then called her back and said she needed to wire him more money to pay for a shipping crate for the dog. She refused to pay more, but the seller refused to return the $350 she had paid. She is now unable to contact him and believes she was scammed. The officer attempted, several times, to contact the seller at the number he provided the victim, but the call always goes to Google Voice Mail with no other information. It appears the puppy sale was a scam, and a report will be on file.

Police responded at 7:26 p.m. to 209 Essex St. for the report of an undesirable in the building. The building is vacant except for one business. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman who said she saw a homeless woman inside the vacant part of the building. A search turned up no suspects, and all doors inside were unlocked except for one, and there were no answers to repeated knocks. A civilian IT specialist, who was there on a ride with the Citizens’ Police Academy, assisted the officers by using the camera on his phone to see underneath the door. He said he could see a white trash bag inside the locked room. After several more minutes of knocking, a woman opened the door. She told officers that someone had stolen her shoes, and that she was fearful and ran into the building and locked herself inside. As she had no warrants, she was escorted outside and advised not to return.

Police responded to a Clark Street residence at 7:28 p.m. for a past break and entry. The officer spoke with a woman who said when she went to her daughter’s and her ex-husband’s house, she observed things to be missing. Her daughter said a 40-inch TV, an Apple Mac Book laptop and several hundred dollars in cash were missing, as well as miscellaneous tools taken from a backyard shed that was broken into. Apparently, at sometime after 2:30 p.m. someone entered the house through an unlocked bathroom window; they also broke two padlocks to get into the backyard shed. The investigation is ongoing.

Police were sent at 9:57 p.m. to the vicinity of 24 Raymond Road for the report of a general disturbance. Two men were arrested: Andrew Matthews, 32, of 349 Lafayette St., Apt. 2, Salem, and Kevin M. Blade, 23, homeless. Each was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.


Police responded to 4 Winter Island Road at 8:23 a.m. for a report of a break and entry to a motor vehicle.

An officer was sent at 12:10 p.m. to a Raymond Road residence for an unwanted party in the caller’s backyard. The officers located a man sleeping in a trailer in the backyard and told him that a resident in the house had called police and didn’t want him around. The officer then spoke with the resident, who explained that the man had been arrested there the previous evening for getting into a fight, and she didn’t want him around the house anymore. She was advised of her rights to a restraining order. The man was served with a no-trespass order, sent on his way and told not to return.

A 158 Boston St. resident advised police, at 12:33 p.m., that he had received a call from a woman earlierthat day. He said the woman had a thick accent he believed to be Spanish. She told him she was from the IRS and if he did not make a payment of $6,200, with at least $2,000 immediately, he would be subject to arrest. The resident believed the call to be a scam and hung up. He gave out no information and no money.

A Savoy Road caller reported at 4:25 p.m. that the U.S. Postal Service had delivered a package to his address at 7 a.m. He said his wife left the house at 8:30 a.m. and there was no package. They are filing a claim with the post office for a $50 pair of sneakers.

Police went to 7 Chestnut St. at 5:37 p.m. on a report of a stolen package. The homeowner said that UPS told her they delivered a box to her home and left it at the back door at 9:30 a.m. The box contained a $350 table lamp from Anthropologie; the store said the lamp will be replaced. The case will be reopened if further information becomes available.



An officer was called to a High Street address at 5:48 p.m. for a report of someone smoking marijuana.

An officer was sent to Wal-Mart, 55 Brooksby Village Drive at 7:16 p.m. for a report of shoplifting.

Police were called to Best Buy Danvers at 7:39 p.m. for a report of a stolen laptop.

A call about a suspicious person brought police to Tapley Manor, 95 Holten St., at 8:57 p.m., but the person was gone.


A cruiser and an ambulance responded at 12:04 a.m. to a Putnam Street address for an overdose. The paerson was transported to Beverly Hospital.

An officer was sent to a Lawrence Street address at 12:54 p.m. for the report of malicious damage to a residence.

An officer was sent to an Elliott Street address at 1:40 p.m. for the report of malicious damage to a residence.

A man was issued a summons after being apprehended while shoplifting from The Home Depot, 92 Newbury St., at 1:45 p.m.

A group of youths was dispersed from the vicinity of the Bavaro Pass and Elm Street at 4:18 p.m., after a caller complained about the group’s behavior.