Elderly Pedestrian Hit By Elderly Driver

The following information was provided by the Peabody Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following are excerpts from reports in the  press log from Aug. 12-13.

Sunday, Aug. 12

  • 2:41 p.m. An 18-year-old Salem female was issued a summons for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. A female caller on Northend Street said she was attacked by a female with a key. The victim said her face, chest and arms were scarred by the key.
  • 3:30 p.m. A Peabody woman reported fraudulent activity on her bank ATM card for a purchase of $364.87.
  • 6:32 p.m. A caller at the Carroll School reported a child had a compound fracture to his arm. He was transported to North Shore Children's Hospital.
  • 7:46 p.m. A caller reported a load of lumber spilled from a truck in the center lane on Route 114 at Cross Street. Police said the driver was able to get the lumber off to the side of the road and was loading it back on the truck.
  • 8:20 p.m. A caller on Wilson Terrace reported she noticed some items were missing from her residence. She said there are no signs of forced entry. Police said $2,500-$3,000 in jewelry was stolen.
  • 8:33 p.m. Police said a car crashed into a fence at a home on Perley Avenue. The fence was damaged, but there were no injuries.
  • 10:35 p.m. A caller at the reported a woman sitting at the bar, about 70-years-old, kept nodding off and the person was concerned about the woman driving home. Police gave the woman given a ride to the Motel 6 in Danvers, but no rooms were available, so they took her to the Days Inn on Endicott Street.
  • 10:40 p.m. Anthony Apuzzo, 32, of 9 Magnolia Way #928, Peabody, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a plastic tube) and intimidating a witness, following an incident at his apartment. A female victim said she was hit in the back with an object and Apuzzo then fled in a car.

Monday, Aug. 13

  • 10:47 a.m. A woman reported she was approached at the corner of Lynnfield Street and Elmwood Circle by a male in a newer model gray pickup truck asking if she wanted her driveway paved. She said she then followed the truck to the area of Bartholomew Street. An officer checked the area, but was unable to find the truck.
  • 12:28 p.m. A resident at a mobile home park on Route 1 reported he believed a neighbor put dog feces on his property, but he could not prove it since he did not witness the incident.
  • 1:24 p.m. A County Street resident reported a past break-in. The man said he left his door open and someone entered the home and stole his prescription medication.
  • 1:40 p.m. A 78-year-old Peabody man was transported to Mass. General Hospital after he was struck by a car on Lynnfield Street. The car involved was a Toyota Camry driven by an 81-year-old Peabody man, according to police. The victim's car was left behind with the store's permission, police said. Both men live in the general area of the convenience store.

For questions on this log, email peabody@patch.com.

bjean August 14, 2012 at 05:58 PM
81, should not be driving!!! Isn't that the same area that little girl was struck years ago by an elderly driver??
Kevie August 14, 2012 at 07:53 PM
remind yourself of that Bonnie-Jean in a few years
bjean August 14, 2012 at 08:50 PM
A few, um no, I'm a half a century from that age. And when I reach a certain age, I will have the common sense to give up the keys as to not cause anyone else bodily harm. Its a privilege not a right. The reflexes are just not there anymore.
DSS August 16, 2012 at 10:03 PM
You are absolutely right Bonnie. Even before I was cut off on my motorcycle last November resulting in a hospital visit, I've long been an advocate for having folks over a specific age be retested for their driving ability. I was in the strip mall parking lot waiting for my daughter to come down the hill from Peabody high and witnessed three seperate elderly individuals hit each other backing up as on lookers were banging on the hoods of their cars for them to stop. I'm surprised the countries insurance companies haven't initiated retesting. It's costing them, or should I say us, millions.


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