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Peabody police officer arrested, held without bail, accused of entering breaking into home

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

A Peabody police officer has been arrested on felony charges that he broke into a home and placed a person in fear.
Peabody Police arrested one of their own, Officer James Festa, when they responded to a 911 call at a home on an undisclosed street. The caller told police Festa had broken in and refused to leave.
The Police Department placed Festa, a 13-year member of the force, on administrative leave with pay. At his criminal arraignment at Lynn District Court he was ordered held without bail ahead of a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Thursday morning.
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