Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 3-15-19

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.



Nicole Acosta, 25, of 24 Holten St., Peabody, was arrested on a warrant charge of allowing improper operation of a motor vehicle at 11:14 p.m. Wednesday.

Jasmine Lincoln, of 9 Walker Road, Peabody, was arrested on warrant charges of larceny by false pretense, larceny, daytime breaking and entering for a felony and receiving stolen property at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday.

Edward McCusker, 36, of 117 Eastern Ave., was arrested and charged with trespassing at 10:32 a.m. Thursday.

Diana Sosa was arrested on warrant charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, shoplifting by concealing merchandise and Class A drug possession at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday.


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut and Essex streets; at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday on Fayette Street; at 3:23 p.m. Wednesday at 80 Market St.; at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday at Casco and York roads; at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday at Bacheller Street and Broadway; at 4:06 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway and Jenness Street; at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday at Linwood and Walnut streets; at 7:31 p.m. Wednesday at 72 Washington St.; at 7:19 a.m. Thursday at 50 Western Ave.

A report of a motor vehicle hit and run crash at 7:05 a.m. Thursday at Harmon and Walnut streets.


A report of an assault and battery at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday at Family Dollar on Union Street.

A report of an assault at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday at Smith and Union streets.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a breaking and entering at 9:50 a.m. Thursday at 82 Grant St.


A report of a larceny at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday on Munroe Street; at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday at 144 Lawton Ave.



Multiple callers reported a motor vehicle crash at 2:47 p.m. Wednesday on Humphrey Street. The callers said the man involved was yelling, screaming and swearing at the other driver. At least one person was taken to Salem Hospital.

Breaking and Entering

A report of a motor vehicle breaking and entering at 3:12 p.m. Wednesday on Pickwick Road. Nothing was reported taken after a car was broken into overnight.


A report of a grandparent scam at 12:53 p.m. Wednesday on Lincoln Avenue. A caller reported getting a call from someone claiming to be his grandson. He had read about the scams in the paper and knew it wasn’t real and told the person he was hanging up and calling the police. There was no number displayed on the caller ID.

A report of kids all over town at 1:22 p.m. Wednesday at School Street and Atlantic Avenue. A caller wanted to know why there wasn’t a police officer stationed near 5 Corners to help the kids cross the streets. The caller reported almost seeing a kid get hit by a truck and felt there should be someone there. She said she’d be willing, if paid, to go down there and cross the kids for an hour during their half days from school.

A caller complained there were cars parked too close to the intersection of Maverick and Pleasant streets at 2:31 p.m. Wednesday and it was hard to see when you’re pulling out of Maverick Street. Police reported everything appeared fine at the intersection and all the vehicles were legally parked.

A report of suspicious activity at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday on Mystic Road. A suspicious man was reportedly walking around and looking into houses. The caller last saw the man go into a yard of one of the houses. Another homeowner reported the man was their son.



Hit and run crash reported on Tuesday at 6:31 p.m. at McDonald’s Restaurant on Main Street. Party struck a car in the parking lot and fled. Suspect vehicle is a gray Ford Taurus with Massachusetts license plate no. 679KV8. Case under investigation.

Two-car motor vehicle crash reported on Wednesday at 6:26 a.m. at 36 Tremont St. and 2 Northend St. Woman taken to Salem Hospital and man operating driven home to 33 Margin St.

Report of motor vehicle crash at 56 Foster St. on Wednesday at 1:37 p.m. Officer assisted with paperwork exchange.


Caller reported a suspicious, unoccupied black Acura parked overnight on Newington Road on Tuesday at 4:44 p.m. Officer reports vehicle is legally parked, no issues, most likely a visitor.

Northshore Mall security reports getting a call about a suspicious person looking under and into changing stalls on Tuesday at 5:23 p.m. Suspect described as a Hispanic man in jeans and white T-shirt, short hair, wearing an earring. Officer spoke to all parties and will document.

Report of a suspicious white pickup truck at the Peabody Municipal Light Plant on Warren Street on Tuesday at 5:42 p.m. Officer reports party is there to do an inspection.

Nurse at Brooksby Village reported a resident with a bruise of unknown origin on Tuesday at 5:47 p.m. Officer reports this incident and a previous one were reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Possible panhandler reported at 33 Centennial Drive at 7 Summit Ave. on Tuesday at 6:01 p.m. Officer explained to the man that panhandling violates a Peabody city ordinance and he was sent on his way.

Caller reported a small backpack on the stairs outside of the Ancient Order of Hibernians at 58 Lowell St. with what appears to be blood on it on Tuesday at 6:18 p.m. Officer reports the items were disposed of.

While on a previous call at Brooksby Village, officer was notified of another resident with a bruise of unknown cause on Tuesday at 6:31 p.m. The incident was reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Fight reported in the rear parking lot of 65 Main St. Officer reports resident had guests whose vehicles were blocking the lot on Tuesday at 9:58 p.m. Officer reports vehicles have been moved and issues resolved.   

Northshore Mall security reports two suspicious black parties in the parking lot for an extended period of time on Wednesday at 1:44 a.m. Officer reports it was two white men in a car eating McDonald’s takeout and minding their own business.

Report of an elder person on a bicycle yelling at passing cars at 5 Aborn St. and 56 Washington St. on Wednesday at 1:59 p.m. Officer unable to locate anyone fitting that description.


Report of an overdose at 11 Veterans Memorial Drive on Wednesday at 11:20 a.m. Officer reports patient revived with Narcan and taken to Salem Hospital.



Amilcar Lopez Garcia, 24, of 54 Elm St., Lynn, was arrested on warrant charges.

Jeremiah P. Sullivan, 39, of 293A Lexington St., East Boston, was arrested on warrant charges.

Rhiannon Marie King, 32, of 7 E. River St., Methuen, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

John A. Cannatelli, 47, of 6 Washington Ave., Stoneham, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor.


A report of a motor vehicle accident at 180 Main St. at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday; at 24 Laurel St. at 12:47 p.m. Wednesday; at Irontown Diner at 327 Main St. at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday; at Jiffy Mart on Howard Street at 4:44 p.m. Wednesday; at Panera Bread on Broadway at 4:59 p.m. Wednesday; at Victor’s Italian Express on Lincoln Avenue at 6:39 p.m. Wednesday; on Walnut Street at 9:11 p.m. Wednesday.


A report of an assault and battery on Broadway at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday.


A report of shoplifting from Walmart on Broadway at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.


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