Local Crime, Police/Fire

Police Log: 9-6-19

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. 



Francis Verb, 34, of 100 Willow St., was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and Class B drug possession at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday. 


A report of a motor vehicle crash at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday at Chestnut Street and Western Avenue; at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday at 1000 Western Ave.; at 2:47 p.m. Wednesday at 225 Western Ave.; at 10:27 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern and Western avenues; at 9:14 a.m. Thursday at Park Street and Western Avenue.  

A report of a motor vehicle crash with personal injury at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday at 8 Silsbee St.; at 2:47 a.m. Thursday at Dunkin’ Donuts at 333 Lynnway. 


A report of an assault and battery at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday on Western Avenue.

Breaking and Entering 

A report of a breaking and entering at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday at 81 Broad St.; at 12:40 a.m. Thursday at 7 Liberty Square.


A report of an opiate overdose at 8:07 a.m. Thursday on Spring Street.


A report of a larceny at 1:08 p.m. Wednesday at 299 Lynnfield St.; at 11:06 a.m. Thursday at 89 Sheridan St. 

A report of motor vehicle theft at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at 9 Green St. 

A report of a robbery at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at 545 Western Ave. 


A report of motor vehicle vandalism at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday at 352 Cedar Brook Road; at 7:16 p.m. Wednesday at Warren Street Playground on Warren Street.



Hit and run crash into a gate at Simply Storage at 102 South Broadway on Wednesday at 9:34 a.m. 

Caller reported a motor vehicle and motorcycle crash at Kelly Nissan at 275 North Broadway on Wednesday at 12:13 p.m. Crash handled by the Massachusetts State Police. Officer reports patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington. 

A 911 call reported a motor vehicle crash into a pole with injuries on Route 1 North on Thursday at 1:01 a.m. Peabody Municipal Light Plant was contacted and one operator was taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington. 


A 911 call from the Summer Street School at 262 Summer St. on Wednesday at 8:53 a.m. Officer reports all is OK.


Suspicious vehicle was reported in front of 8 Haywood Farm Lane on Wednesday at 9:11 a.m. Officer reports the vehicle belongs to a contractor. 

Report of car parked on the sidewalk on Main Street on Wednesday at 10:01 a.m. Officer reports the car has been moved. 

Report from a resident of 160 Locksley Road of a boat on the lake on Wednesday at 10:49 a.m. Officer reports the boat is being operated by a Peabody Water Department employee.

Resident of Richards Road reported a suspicious white pickup truck in the neighborhood on Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. Officer reports operator is soliciting seal coating business. 

Medical Aid

Ambulance requested at the Centre Congregational Church at 5 Summer St. on Wednesday 9:24 a.m. Patient taken to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington. 

Medical rescue request from Sunrise Assisted Living at 55 Salem St., Apt 229 on Wednesday at 9:27 a.m. Patient taken to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Request for an ambulance from Summer Street Middle School at 262 Summer St. on Wednesday at 12:51 p.m. Patient taken to Union Hospital.



A walk-in reported a Bitcoin email scam at 7:58 a.m. on Wednesday.

A walk-in reported at 9:31 a.m. on Wednesday that she was parked near Clifton Park and a neighbor came out and screamed at her saying it was illegal.

An officer radioed in at 10:37 a.m. on Wednesday and reported a truck towing something from the lower yard at Village Street and Heritage Way struck a pole. At 10:46 a.m., responders reported a metal object in the road may need to be cut in order to get reopen it. By 10:50 a.m., the metal object was back on the trailer. The pole was reported as fine.



Jaclyn Marie Bettencourt, 36, of 12 Bowditch St., Apt. 2, was arrested on Wednesday at 1 a.m. after her husband reported she struck him and was charged with assault and battery on a family member. 

Leonardo Lobo, 38, of 199 Lynn St., Apt. 2, was arrested on a Peabody Police Department warrant following a motor vehicle stop at Rizzo’s Roast Beef at 178 Lynn St. on Wednesday at 2:46 p.m. for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.


Augusto Olacio, 47, of 107 Chatham St., Lynn, was summoned following a motor vehicle crash on Tuesday at 4:19 p.m. at 93 Walnut and 29 Howley streets for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Jose Manuel Romanoencarna, 31, was summoned following a motor vehicle stop at 131 Lynnfield St. on Wednesday at 11:27 a.m. for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Vehicle was taken from the scene by a licensed operator. 

Brenda Wayra Espinoza, 22, was summoned following a motor vehicle stop at 37 Walnut and 20 Wallis streets on Wednesday at 2:21 p.m. for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and no registration in possession. 


Motorist reported a hit and run crash by a white vehicle at 8 Rose Circle on Tuesday at 6:32 p.m. Victim was unable to get a plate number. Officer will document.

Caller reported a vehicle with Massachusetts license plate 8050RW struck her vehicle while parking at Legal Seafoods at 210 Andover St. and the car is still in the area on Tuesday at 7:09 p.m. Operator returned to her vehicle and officer assisted with paperwork exchange. 

Truck struck signal light at 124 Foster and 163 Washington streets and fled on Wednesday at 10:48 a.m. 

Motor vehicle struck the awning of the South Peabody Liquor Mart at 87 Lynnfield St. on Wednesday at 12:02 p.m. Officer took report. 


Mother called police to report her son never made it home from the Higgins Middle School at 85 Perkins St. on Tuesday at 4:21 p.m. The child is described as wearing bright blue shorts, with a gray shirt, brown hair, and glasses. A neighbor called to say the child was at home and trying to reach his mother. Police report the child, who usually takes the bus, got lost walking home. Officer advised the child to stop at the police department, next to the school, for a ride or directions.

Supervisor at Care One at Peabody Glen at 199 Andover St. reported a resident has alleged an employee hit her with a broom stick on Tuesday at 4:29 p.m. Officer will forward the complaint to Elder Affairs.

Report of a disturbance at 2 Blaney Ave. at 194 Washington St. on Tuesday at 6:02 p.m. Caller reports a vehicle with Massachusetts license plate is speeding up and down the street and yelling. Officer could not locate the vehicle. 

Caller from 74 Washington St. reports a black Ford F350 with Massachusetts license plate 1NL828 has been parked at that location for two weeks on Tuesday at 6:03 p.m. Officer reports the vehicle is parked legally.

Suspicious object in a box reported on Keys Drive on Tuesday at 6:11 p.m. Officer reports the item appears to be a paintball gun and it will be removed. 

Manager from the leasing office at 34 Keys Drive reports she received an email from a resident that the 20-year-old daughter of the occupant of Apt. 11 is hitting her mother on Tuesday at 6:31 p.m. Officer checked the apartment and reports a loud gathering but no apparent wrongdoing. Parties were advised to keep the noise down. 

Party from 3 Ian Circle came into the station on Tuesday at 8:26 p.m. to report she received a letter from the Registry of Motor Vehicles stating her license was suspended from a violation that occurred in California, but she has never been there. Officer will document, party believes that her identity may be compromised.

Past theft of $900 in building materials reported at Beacon Sales at 1 Lakeland Park Drive on Wednesday at 8:57 a.m. Officer spoke with the reporting party and will document. 

Maintenance Supervisor Gerald J. Bourque at Cedar Pond Village at 1100 Salem St. reported a large white box truck from Blink Moving LLC with plate V24439 was caught on video illegally dumping a couch sectional near dumpster and the tennis courts on Wednesday at 11:40 a.m. Officer will document

Beverly Police Department requested assistance in checking 54 Highland St. on Wednesday at 2:37 p.m. for Dakotah Killam. Officer reports he may be operating a motor vehicle with Massachusetts plate 3YJ493 and may be with three missing juvenile females from Gloucester. Sargent spoke to Dakotah’s mother who said he is working at Kelly Volkswagen in Danvers.  Officer checked the dealership for confirmation confirmed he was at work and was not with the missing females.



A report of a motor vehicle accident at 142 Lincoln Ave. at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday; at 215 Broadway at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday; at Walnut Street and Broadway at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday; at 67 Main st. at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday.


A report of wires down at 323 Walnut St. at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday.


A Newhall Ave. resident reported his motor vehicle was missing and had possibly been repossessed or stolen overnight at 5:12 a.m. Wednesday.

A resident of the Saugus Mobile Home Park on Broadway reported his neighbor is feeding his dogs while walking by his home at 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The caller is upset because both of his dogs are on a special diet. There is a history between both parties. Police advised the neighbor not to feed the dogs.


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