Juvenile Hit By Car Hospitalized; Man Charged for Assault With Knife

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

The following excerpts are from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from Aug. 28-29.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

  • 2:25 a.m. A caller reported a man down on Tremont Street. Police said the man was locked out of his house and decided that the sidewalk would be a good place to sleep. He was advised it wasn't.
  • 3:26 a.m. Police received multiple reports of yelling and possible gunshots in the area of 47 Holten St. Jonathon Hoskyns, 22, of 10 Holten St., Peabody, was subsequently arrested on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon (a knife).
  • 4:35 a.m. Police received a report of a male at Sunrise Assisted Living on Margin Street who pulled his catheter out and was now bleeding. He was transported to Salem Hospital.
  • 7:33 a.m. A caller on Endicott Street reported her car was broken into.
  • 7:40 a.m. Report of a shoplifting at the CVS on Lynnfield Street.
  • 8:09 a.m. Police received several calls reporting a small child was left unattended in the street at the corner of Sutton and South streets. Salem police were also notified. Police then received a call from a man who said his six-year-old daughter was missing. Before officers could locate the parent, however, the child was taken to North Shore Children's Hospital by ambulance. Police said they would be filing child endangerment charges.
  • 12:23 p.m. A caller reported an injured seagull in the parking lot outside Fresh Clean Dry Cleaners on Lowell Street. Police said the bird was severely injured and it was taken to Borash Veterinary Clinic.
  • 2:06 p.m. Police received reports of threats made over the phone to a person in the city health department. An officer contacted the man who made the threats and advised him he wasn't welcome at City Hall and would be arrested for trespassing if he showed up there.
  • 2:34 p.m. Employees at Northeast Nursery reported a person picked up several items from a tent sale, but left without paying for them.
  • 4:55 p.m. Ronald L. Berry, 46, of Winthrop, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Selwyn Road. He was charged with driving with a suspended license and in an unregistered vehicle.
  • 6:06 p.m. A caller reported there was a suspicious person pushing an ATM down Walnut Street.
  • 6:36 p.m. A Herrick Road resident reported someone pulled a knife on his nephew. The suspect was described as young male with short blonde hair and riding a scooter. An officer checked the area, but didn't find anyone.
  • 6:45 p.m. A caller at Sears reported a scam involving TVs.
  • 8:39 p.m. Police responded to a dispute between neighbors at the Park Place mobile home on Route 1. Police said the argument was over some weeds that were picked earlier that evening.
  • 11:40 p.m. Two Peabody women, 36 and 31, were both issued court summonses for domestic assault and battery, following a report of an incident at a Warren Street residence.

Thursday, Aug. 29

  • 1:10 a.m. Michael A. Gange, 23, of 19 Princeton St., Peabody, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the corner of Lowell and Forest streets. He was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to stop or yield.
  • 9:27 a.m. A caller at the McDonald's on Main Street reported finding a parakeet. The bird was transported to Borash Veterinary Clinic.
  • 9:58 a.m. Police responded to a report of a pedestrian accident at the intersection of Main and Washington streets. Police said a black 2004 Acura driven by a 26-year-old Salem woman struck a juvenile. The patient was taken to North Shore Children's Hospital by ambulance. No further details were available at the time.
  • 12:05 p.m. A caller reported his cell phone was stolen in Gloucester and he had tracked it to the Northshore Mall. Mall security said they were able to open a machine where the phone was sold to.
  • 12:50 p.m. A caller on Washington Street reported a motor vehicle was stolen.
  • 1:01 p.m. An employee at Victoria's Secret reported a past shoplifting. Seventy-two bras worth $52 each were stolen -- the total amount was about $3,750.
  • 1:21 p.m. Report of a male shoplifter at Newbury Comics. Police said the store would handle the matter internally, but the male -- an 18-year-old Haverhill resident -- was issued a no trespassing order for a year.
  • 2:06 p.m. A caller reported a past break-in at a Warren Street apartment. Two TVs were stolen. Police said the burglar entered through a rear window.
  • 4:43 p.m. A caller reported two vehicles were broken into on Washington Street and one was scratched.
  • 6:17 p.m. A 58-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for assault and battery, following a report of an incident at his residence on Route 1.
  • 8:45 p.m. A caller reported there was a dead fox in the roadway on Route 114 near the Auto Mall. DPS was notified.

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


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