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Peabody Woman Faces Drunk Driving Charges After Accident in Melrose

The following information was supplied by the Melrose Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Police cruiser lights activated. Credit: Getty
Police cruiser lights activated. Credit: Getty
[Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by the Melrose Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.]

By Mark Ouellette

The Melrose Police Department has an anonymous tip line: 781-665-TIPS (8477). To text a tip to the Melrose Police Department, text MELROSE to 847411 (TIP411). The tip line is sponsored by the Melrose Police and the Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

The following is a sampling of entries from the Melrose Police log:

Peabody Woman Faces Drunk Driving Charges After Accident in Melrose

At 12:47 a.m. Aug. 18, Melrose police responded to the Summer and Lynde Streets area for a report of an accident, according to a police log. The caller reported seeing a vehicle hit a stop sign and then fled the scene, according to the log. Keely Donovan, 26, of 22 Pulaski St. Apt. #D2, Peabody, as arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor, leaving scene of property damage, negligent operation of a vehicle, unsafe operation of a vehicle and possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

Aug. 13

6:04 a.m.: Police responded to Conrad Road for a report of vehicle vandalism, according to a police log. The caller told police that sometime overnight four vehicles parked at the home had been vandalized, the log adds. 

8:15 a.m.: Police called to NHD Hardware on Main Street for a report of suspicious activity, according to a police log. The caller reported a person sleeping on a loading dock, wrapped in plastic wrap, according to the log. Police spoke with the person, identified them and sent them on their way, the log adds.

2:54 p.m.: Police called to Derby Road on a report of a possible past breaking and entering, according to a police log.

3:25 p.m.: Police responded to Essex Street on a report of suspicious activity, according to a police log. The caller reported seeing two suspicious male teens wearing white shirts, taking pictures while walking behind an antique store, with one of them wearing a black hat backwards, according to the log. 

9:29 p.m.: Police called to Woodland Avenue for a report of a larceny, according to a police log. A woman told police that her husband had stolen her credit cards, the log adds.

Aug. 14

10:12 a.m.: Police responded to the area of Main and Essex Streets for a report of an accident, according to a police log. The accident reportedly involved a Melrose police cruiser, according to the log. No tows or transports logged.

10:45 a.m.: Police called to Fields Court for a report of a minor motor vehicle accident, according to a log. No tows or transports logged.

3:14 p.m.: Police responded to Myrtle and West Emerson Streets area for a report of a minor accident, according to a police log. No tows or transports logged.

3:34 p.m.: Police called to Family Opticians on Main Street for a report of shoplifting, according to a police log.

Aug. 15

1:17 p.m.: Police responded to East Emerson Street and Stratford Road on a report of an accident, according to a police log. Both vehicles were towed from the scene, the log adds.

2:37 p.m.: A person visited the police station to report vandalism on Conrad Road, according to a police log. Someone reportedly spray painted the victim's property, the log adds.

5:16 p.m.: Police called to Stephen's Towing on Tremont Street for a report of a stolen vehicle, according to a police log. The caller claimed that a tow truck was stolen within the hour, and the vehicle was described as a 2006 F450 Wrecker, the log adds. 

5:17 p.m.: Melrose police assisted Winchester police with a domestic assault and battery, according to a police log. Crystal Giacobbe, 23, of 288 Main St. Apt. #100, Melrose, was arrested on a warrant out of Winchester.

Aug. 16

7:42 a.m.: Police called to Cottage Street and West Wyoming Avenue area for a report of an odor of gas near the tot lot, according to a police log. The fire department and National Grid were notified, the log adds.

11:25 a.m.: Police responded to Lynn Fells Parkway for a report of a restraining order violation, according to a police log. Steven Farrell, 54, of 77 West Highland Ave., Melrose, was arrested and charged with violating an abuse prevention order.

12:39 p.m.: Police called to Upham Street on a report of a minor motor vehicle accident, according to a police log. No tows or transports logged.

3:47 p.m.: Police responded to Nelson Road and Lynn Fells Parkway for a report of an accident, according to a police log. The caller reported a two-car accident, according to the log. No tows or transports logged.

4:16 p.m.: Police called to Myrtle Street for a report of three chickens on the loose a parking lot, according to a police log. The animal control officer was notified, and police spoke with the owner about retrieving the chickens, according to the log. 

7:08 p.m.: Police responded to Main Street for a report of a hit-and-run accident, according to a police log. A parked car was struck by another vehicle, according to the log.

7:30 p.m.: Police called to McCarthy House elderly housing project on Main Street for a report of a larceny, according to a police log. An elderly man's son reported unauthorized withdrawals made from father's account, according to the log. 

Aug. 17

9:51 a.m.: Police responded to Laurel Street for a report of a larceny, according to a police log. Two men reportedly stolen items from a yard sale, according to the log. 

7:49 p.m.: Police called to Main Street for a report of a man and woman arguing at a bust stop in front of a child, according to a police log. Kelley Willette, 30, of 37 Edward St., Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant.

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