Officers responded to Cape Ann Liquors in Gloucester Crossing after the store's burglar alarm went off at 3:27 a.m. Thursday.
Police found the front door smashed, and an audible alarm sounding.
Officers checked the building, however, and found no one inside.
Whoever had entered, police said, smashed a bottle of wine on a display stand near the door, and broke the double-pane door with something heavy.
The owner, however, checked the building and found nothing missing from shelves or the register, adding that he would check the store's security camera with officers in the morning. Police are continuing to investigate.
Police are looking into an alleged assault as reported by a Patriot's Circle woman Wednesday night.
According to police, the Patriot's Circle resident called police at 10:30 p.m. and told them through an interpreter that, while she was taking out her trash, she saw an unknown man in a common area behind her house.
According to police, the woman said the man followed her home and into her house, grabbed her by the shirt and said he was going to kill her and her kids. He then ran out of the front door onto the street.
She described the man as wearing white and black pants and a light shirt with a white collar. She also told police that he might have been bleeding from a scratch on his head.
She said she hadn't seen the man before.
Police searched the area and did not find him. Local hospitals were also told to be on alert. The woman's parents took her and her family to Boston while police stayed at the residence until they left.
Police filed a complaint against Lisa McLaughlin, 47, of 14 Truman Road in Peabody for driving on an expired license after a car she was driving struck a woman's truck in the Divine Day Spa parking lot on Rogers Street on Tuesday at 4:49 p.m.
Officers and paramedics responded to a 911 call from a Warner Street residents reporting an "out-of-control" child. When they arrived, the child's parents said they would take the 11-year-old child somewhere for treatment.
Fire Department paramedics transported a Western Avenue woman to Addison Gilbert Hospital on Wednesday at 6:19 p.m.
Police chased a group of kids out of the Centennial Avenue cemetery at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report that the kids were cutting down trees. The group left without incident.
Steven Fletcher may be contacted at 1-978-283-7000 x3455, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @stevengdt.