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Police Log: Thief Takes... Car Parts?

Notable entries from the Tuesday, June 21 police log.

12:45 a.m. An officer issued a citation to a Peabody youth charging him with speeding and driving without a license.

12:45 a.m. The fire department responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at a Van Norden Road residence and found that the alarm had been set off by a faulty detector.

12:58 a.m. A Van Norden Road resident reported that someone had set off his front door chimes. An officer found that the chimes had been set off by a small child. The interior of the home appeared undisturbed.

5:09 a.m. An anonymous caller reported that someone was emptying a dumpster at Romano’s Macaroni Grill at too early an hour. An officer responded to the site, but the truck had already departed.

6:16 a.m. Police notified the Department of Public Works of a grill that had been left on the side of the roadway near Reading Memorial High School.

10:06 a.m. An officer responded to a report of an ongoing problem with barking dogs at a Hopkins Street residence. The resident brought the dogs inside.

11:00 a.m. An officer responded to a report of a loose brown and white dog on Main Street. An officer checked the area, but could not locate the animal.

11:09 a.m. An Eastway resident complained that plants growing near the intersection of Pearl Street and Main Street were impairing sight-lines and causing a traffic hazard.

12:16 p.m.  A Lynn resident reported that he discovered that someone had taken the catalytic converter from his Jeep while it was parked at 55 Walkers Brook Drive.

1:23 p.m. A Green Street resident reported that someone stole a UPS package from outside of her residence.

1:42 p.m. An Eastern Bank employee reported that she found a hypodermic needle in the hedge in front of the bank’s Haven Street location. An officer retrieved and disposed of the needle.

2:56 p.m. An officer spoke to two men with clipboards near the intersection of Ash Hill and Maple Ridge Road and informed them that solicitors have to register with the town.

4:40 p.m. The animal control officer retrieved a cat that had been struck by a car on James Road and brought it to Wakefield Animal Hospital.

6:38 p.m. An officer responded to a fire alarm at a Washington Street residence and reported that the alarm had been set off by burnt food.

7:42 p.m. A caller reported that the ground outside the ATM at the Salem Five on Walkers Brook Drive was hot, wet and steamy. The fire department responded to the scene and extinguished a small mulch fire.

8:29 p.m. Following a traffic stop, an officer issued a citation to Robert Arnold, 37, of Wakefield charging him with driving an uninsured vehicle with a revoked registration.

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