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Peabody Woman Arrested on Warrants

Brookline Police: Stacie Coviello was “unable to sit still” during a traffic stop.

Police alert. Credit: Patch
Police alert. Credit: Patch

A passenger in a pickup truck that was stopped on Beacon Street was arrested last week on a warrant, according to police.

Stacie Coviello, 37, of Peabody, was arrested at 2:35 p.m. on Feb. 4, on warrants connected to two assault and battery charges and a malicious destruction of property over $250 charge, in Peabody District Court.

According to Brookline Police, around 2 p.m., detectives observed a 1997 Dodge pickup parked in a posted no parking/no loading zone area outside of 1354 Beacon St. A motor vehicle stop was later initiated outside of 1085 Beacon St. with another detective assisting.

Two detectives approached the driver, a 31-year-old man, to speak with him about the stop while another detective approached the passenger side of the truck to speak to a woman seated in that seat. The passenger, later identified as Coviello, was allegedly not wearing a seatbelt and was asked for identification.

The detective alleged that Coviello “was unable to sit still” and was “constantly moving her upper body in a back and forth motion and placing her hands underneath the car seat numerous times even after being told several times to keep her hands on her lap.” She was asked to get out of the truck and dispatch conducted a check on her.

Dispatch reported that Coviello had an active default warrant issued out of Peabody District Court on Jan. 7, for the charges (information about one of the assault and battery charges was partially redacted by police).

Coviello was then arrested.

The driver was issued a citation for the traffic infraction, according to the report. 

According to at least one report online, Coviello has been arrested previously.

In February 2010, according to the Salem News, Coviello was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a bottle), after a fight at the Courthouse Pub in Peabody.

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