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Police Log: 9-20-18

All address information, particularly arrests, reflect police records. In the event of a perceived inaccuracy, it is the sole responsibility of the concerned party to contact the relevant police department and have the department issue a notice of correction to the Daily Item. Corrections or clarifications will not be made without express notice of change from the arresting police department.



Karen Alejunas, of 224 Washington St., was arrested on a warrant at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Christopher Capozzi, 37, of 616 Humphrey St., Swampscott, was arrested and charged with violation of the city knife ordinance at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Leidy Perez, of 1 Brightwood Terrace, was arrested on warrant charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday.

Jared Pierre-Louis, 27, was arrested and charged with motor vehicle breaking and entering with nothing stolen, receiving stolen property and violation of the city knife ordinance at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday at 56 Dartmouth St.; at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday at 434 Broadway.

A report of a motor vehicle crash at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday at 25 Keslar Ave.; at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Henry Avenue and Washington Street; at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday at 28 Washington St.; at 7:42 a.m. Wednesday at 70 Market St.; at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Parkland Avenue.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday at Cleveland Street and Western Avenue.


A report of an assault and battery at 3:27 p.m. Tuesday on Franklin Street.

A report of an assault at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson and Sheridan streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday at 34 Rockaway St.


A report of an overdose at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday on Essex Street.


A report of a larceny at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday at Boston and Childs streets; at 2:57 p.m. Tuesday at 80 Central Ave.; at 10:14 p.m. Tuesday at 41 Light St.


A report of vandalism at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday at 100 Willow St.; at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday at 16 Albany St.; at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday at 4 Woodlawn St.



Laura Jefferson, 60, of 14 Audubon Road, Apt. 13, Wakefield, was arrested on Tuesday at 5:44 p.m. at Whole Foods Supermarket at 100 Market St. and charged with trespassing and shoplifting.


Report by a husband at 20 Chestnut St. that his wife has passed out on Tuesday at 7:53 a.m. Officer reports woman was taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington.

Two dogs reported fighting on Tuesday at 8:27 a.m. at 5 Williams Road. Animal Control officer contacted. Dog and owner taken to Lynnfield Animal Hospital.

Disabled automobile reported at 1059 Main St. on Tuesday at 11:06 a.m. Officer reports vehicle towed by Phil’s Towing and Recovery Services in Peabody.

On Tuesday at 3:52 p.m., the Boston Police Department recovered a motorcycle that was  stolen on Aug. 31, 2017 from the Christmas Tree Shop in Lynnfield.

Caller reported an overdose victim in a gold Mercury Mountaineer on Tuesday at 8:31 p.m. on Route 128 South at Exit 43. Victim taken to the hospital.

A drunk woman was reported at 8 Longbow Circle on Tuesday at 8:37 p.m. Officer reports woman ran from the house.

Officer requested on Wednesday at 4:44 a.m. for a gate open at the Lahey Clinic under construction at MarketStreet. Officer spoke with construction foreman and everything appears to be OK.



Christopher Antonio Hale, 31, of 16 Orchid Ave., Middleburg, Fla., was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct at 1:57 a.m. on Wednesday.


A caller reported a white dinghy detached from the dock near Village Street and appeared to be sinking at 11:14 a.m. on Tuesday. The harbormaster was notified and made note of the incident. He stated the weather conditions prevented a response.

A caller reported at 11:52 a.m. on Tuesday that she received a call from her “grandson” that he was in Mexico, got in trouble, and needed money to get out. She stated she realized it was a scam call but wanted the police department to be aware in case other residents get the same call.

A caller reported at 3:54 p.m. on Tuesday that her neighbor on Manataug Trail has been digging a large hole in front of her driveway allowing the water to collect.

A walk-in reported at 5:44 p.m. on Tuesday that he found a $100 bill by his apartment on Washington Street that appeared to be counterfeit. He stated he was going to throw it out but “thought better of it” and brought it to the police station. Responding officers reported it to the Secret Service.

A caller reported that her son was on the railroad trail on Village Street at 6:17 p.m. on Tuesday and observed two males, described as in their 20s, smoking pot and “maybe doing other things” under the bridge. Responding officers found the two parties gone on arrival.

A caller reported at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday that someone may have moved her grill on Green Street Court and she is now afraid because the tank is not sitting right. Responding fire crew checked out the grill and cleared it.

A caller reported that when he arrived to his house on Lorraine Terrace at 4 p.m. on Tuesday there was a white pickup in his driveway. He stated the vehicle took off before he could speak to the driver. He said he and his wife do not have any reason for someone they don’t know to be at their house.

A caller reported her friend was intoxicated and was ringing her doorbell on Creesy Street at 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday. She stated he began banging on her apartment door and asked him to leave but he refused. Responding officers arrived and took him into custody.



Tallah Otay Alharbi, 25, of 6 Briarwood Ave., was arrested on Monday at 6:09 p.m. at 5 Scribner Road and charged with two counts of assault on a family member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery following a report from her mother that she is out of control.

Raymond A. Garland, of 94 Clay St., Apt. 3, Cambridge, was arrested on two warrants on Monday at 10:17 p.m. in a parking lot at 10 Wallis St. and 20 Mill St. and charged with shoplifting, larceny from a building, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Christopher Corey Vasa, 22, homeless, turned himself in to the Peabody Police Department on Allens Lane on Monday at 10:47 p.m. on a warrant that charged him with assault on a family member, and two counts of threats to commit a crime.


A report of a two-car crash with injuries reported on Tuesday at 5:57 a.m. at 43 Lake St. and 97 Winona St. Officer reports one driver complained of back pain, both vehicles towed, and one man was taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

Animal Control

Report of a loose dog at 154 Lynnfield St. on Tuesday at 12:31 p.m. Animal Control officer returned the dog to its owner.


An anonymous party reported a motor vehicle has been parked on Cottage Street for a week on Monday at 4:57 p.m. Officer  spoke to the resident at 11 Cottage St. where the vehicle is registered and the owner has been sick and unable to drive.

Caller reported a group smoking marijuana at Pierpont Park on Monday at 5:57 p.m. Officer checked the area and all was clear.

Report of a car parked in the handicapped zone at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School on Monday at 6:06 p.m. and said it was a daily occurrence.

Officer reports vehicle left the area prior to his arrival.

Caller reported his son was drunk and punched a hole in a wall at 32 Kosciuszko St. at 6:24 p.m. Officer spoke with the father and son who agreed that the son will stay the night and all will be in order.

Traffic light at the South Peabody Library on Lynn Street was reported not cycling and stuck on red, causing a traffic jam on Monday at 7:24 p.m. Officer confirmed steady red and the Peabody Fire Department was notified.

On Monday at 7:48 p.m. report of a malfunctioning green light at 4 Lake St. and 660 Lowell St. Officer reports Peabody Fire Department was notified.

Caller reported she received a telephone call from National Grid stating her account was blocked and she had to make a $300 payment which she did three times on Monday at 7:51 p.m.

Woman reported being stalked on Monday at 8:37 p.m. at Pete’s A Place at 19A Central St. by a man in a gray Toyota. Caller said she did not know the man but his presence made her feel unsafe.

On Monday at 8:37 p.m. caller reported a woman fell in the bathroom at 145 Winona St. Woman taken to Beverly Hospital.

Caller reported an abandoned gray and neon green backpack on Monday at 8:58 p.m. by the elevator door at 75 Walnut St. that has been there since Friday. Officer has the item and all the supplies appear to be inside.

Report of a tan Toyota driving below the speed limit and swerving in and out of lanes near Kappy’s Fine Wine & Spirits at 175 Andover St. Officer checked the area and could not locate vehicle.

A resident of Brooksby Village pulled the alert cord on Monday at 10:43 p.m. from Apt. 309 and complained of severe abdominal pain. Party taken to the North Shore Medical Center.

A disoriented 100-year-old deaf and blind person called 911 from 11 Leonard Road to report hearing voices on Monday at 11:50 p.m. Officer reports the patient’s adult daughters arrived on scene. An EMS from Atlantic Ambulance Services were still evaluating and discussing options with family.

A caller from 19 Redberry Lane reported his brother was  overdosing on Tuesday at 1:08 a.m. Officer reports man is conscious and breathing and said he took his prescribed sleep medicine. Patient was taken to Union Hospital.

State Police in Andover asked Peabody police to check the Northshore Mall parking lot on Tuesday at 4:39 a.m. for a stolen motor vehicle. Officer reports vehicle was found and it will be driven to the police station. Salem, N.H., Police Department was contacted and will pick up the vehicle.

Disabled motor vehicle reported at Century Bank & Trust in Peabody Square on Tuesday at 7:50 a.m. Officer reports Gaeta’s Automotive Services towed the vehicle.

Jeffrey Suazo, 29, was served with a notice barring him from all properties owned by the Peabody Housing Authority on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

A traffic hazard, possibly a sign or a table, was reported on Route 95 North at Exit 45 on Tuesday at 10:10 a.m. Officer reports State Police and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation have been notified.


A taxi driver reported a fare left without paying on Monday at 5:25 p.m. at 1 Central St. Officer reports checking the area for possible suspect wearing an orange collared shirt.


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