Man Involved in Hit-and-Run Hours After Initial Arrest in Danvers

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 on Oct. 10-11.

Thursday, Oct. 10

  • 3:09 a.m. A caller reported an attempted car break-in on Crane Brook Way. Police said a 50-year-old man was impaired and looking for his cousin's home at a Route 1 mobile home. He was taken there to "sleep one off."
  • 8:35 a.m. A Union Street resident walked into the station with a bone her dog dug up in her backyard. Police gave the bone to Northeast Veterinary Hospital to look at.
  • 8:53 a.m. A caller reported a cat was struck by a car at the corner of Lynnfield Street and Whitney Drive. The animal control officer brought the remains to Borash Veterinary Clinic to determine if there was a microchip on the animal.
  • 9:49 a.m. John J. Connors, 50, of 261 Newbury St. #110C, Peabody, was arrested on a charge of violating a restraining order at a Goodale Street home.
  • 10:42 a.m. An 18-year-old Peabody male was issued a court summons on charges of causing a school disturbance and assault and battery, following an incident at the Community School.
  • 12:30 p.m. The school resource officer assisted a television production class at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School.
  • 1:09 p.m. An officer attended a meeting on safety and fraud prevention at the Tannery Apartments on Crowninshield Street.
  • 2:31 p.m. The area commander reported walking Main Street with a City Hall employee to assess the traffic conditions.
  • 3:06 p.m. A caller reported there was a sick skunk in her driveway. An animal control officer took the animal to Borash Veterinary Clinic and said it would be disposed of.
  • 3:26 p.m. Jamie E. Drago, 29 of Saugus, was arrested on a charge of larceny over $250. Store security at Macy's reported they had to restrain a female shoplifter with handcuffs to get her to their lost prevention office.
  • 7:24 p.m. A caller at 14 North Apartments on Crane Brook Way reported vandalism to a motor vehicle. There was a dent in the driver's side front fender, a crack in the driver's side headlight and scratches on the hood with some type of powder residue on it.
  • 9:24 p.m. Police responded to a hit-and-run accident on Route 114 near Hilltop Drive. Two vehicles fled the area toward Peabody Square -- both two-door cars, one red and one gray. Police located one of the vehicles near Sullivan Tire on Washington Street and said the driver fled on foot. The man was wearing a red fleece and was described as a white male with short hair. Police identified the man as a 22-year-old Beverly resident and issued him a court summons on charges of reckless driving, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident. No injuries were reported in the accident. The man was also arrested earlier that evening in Danvers on two charges of drug possession.
  • 11:45 p.m. An officer reported a vehicle struck the wall of the overpass on Lowell Street at Route 128 and then fled the scene. The officer said the vehicle likely sustained heavy front-end damage, but there was no fluid trail to follow. The vehicle also hit a state sign.

Friday, Oct. 11

  • 12:22 p.m. An officer reported he was flagged down by a person complaining of a problem with an automobile business on Washington Street. He said he never purchased the car in question, but the business refused to refund his deposit.
  • 2:15 p.m. Eliane Costa, 40, of 154 Lowell St. #1, Peabody, was arrested, following a motor vehicle accident in Peabody Square. She was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The other driver was cited for a red light violation.
  • 3:15 p.m. A caller reported an attempted burglary at a home on Elginwood Road. The suspects were described as two white males in black shirts who fled toward the lake. A state police K9 unit was called in. At least one of the suspects was located by officers and three males -- two 19-year-olds from Peabody and a 20-year-old from Middleton -- were issued court summonses on charges of attempted burglary.
  • 5:08 p.m. A Nickerson Road resident reported receiving several checks in the mail from a person in response to a Craigslist ad she posted for house cleaning. The checks were fraudulent, however, and came with a letter saying she could cash the checks and send the "over payment" of cash back. Police advised her this was a fraudulent activity and to not cash the checks because they will not clear her account in seven days and she would be responsible for the missing cash. Police said the supposed company was using different email addresses to send the messages. The woman was advised to shred the checks and if she was contacted again to tell the company she reported the incident to the police.
  • 6:41 p.m. A caller said he was walking along Margin Street when he passed another man familiar to him. He said that man hit him with an "elbow punch." A 30-year-old Peabody man was then issued a court summons for a past assault.
  • 7:59 p.m. A caller at Bishop Fenwick reported a football player took a hit to the head and possibly suffered a spinal injury. A Billerica teen was taken to Salem Hospital by ambulance.
  • 10:15 p.m. Two Peabody men -- both 56 years old -- were issued court summonses on charges of assault, following a report of a fight at the Park Place mobile home park where they live.

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


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