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Man Reports Just Missing Head-On Collision as Teens Behind Wheel Laugh

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. 24-26.

Friday, Aug. 24

  • 2:12 p.m. Mall security received a report of a female that possibly passed a counterfeit bill in the New York & Company store at the . Police also followed up with employees who reported possible similar activity with the same female. Police eventually said three stores reported receiving counterfeit bills: , Sephora and New York and Co. A vehicle with New York plates was believed to be involved in the incident.
  • 3:28 p.m. A male caller on Railroad Avenue reported another male was threatening to kill him. Police said it was just a verbal argument between the two men and was resolved before officers arrived.
  • 5:15 p.m. Police received a report of swarming bees on Coleman Street.
  • 6:15 p.m. A Downing Road resident reported her returned home from a vacation to find his front window broken. Nothing appeared to be missing from inside though.
  • 6:20 p.m. An Aberdeen Avenue resident reported his niece, who was staying with him, stole a gold chain and some coins from his home while he was out.
  • 7:04 p.m. John J. D'Amico, 45, of 11 Lindsell St., Saugus, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Route 1. He was charged with driving with a suspended license, a number plate violation and on four warrants. A 58-year-old Saugus man was issued a court summons for allowing an unlicensed person to operate his car.
  • 8:12 p.m. A Mason Street resident reported he was being harrassed by his sister's ex-boyfriend regarding a $2,500 loan the ex gave her when they were dating.
  • 9:31 p.m. A 46-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for domestic assault and battery and larceny under $250, following a report of a domestic assault at his home.
  • 9:46 p.m. Police received a report of a "man down" at the . Police said a juvenile was intoxicated and would be transported to North Shore Children's Hospital. The juvenile's parents were notified.

Saturday, Aug. 25

  • 12 a.m. An 18-year-old Peabody male was issued a court summons for disturbing the peace after multiple complaints of a loud party at his home on Orchard Terrace. Police said that when officers arrived the scene, youths, including the homeowner's son, scattered in different directions. The teen's parent was contacted and said he was staying at a neighbor's house while she was at work and that when she left, the home was completely secure. To her knowledge, her son did not have a key. The woman said she was leaving work to come home, secure the house and the "ample larder of liquor there."
  • 1:39 a.m. Yessika Mendez, 28, who was staying at on Jubilee Drive, was arrested for disorderly conduct after a report of an argument inside her room.
  • 1:43 a.m. Police received a report of a large group partying and drinking outside . The group was sent inside without incident.
  • 8:56 a.m. A male was transported to Salem Hospital with injuries after a two-car accident at the corner of Washington and Dane streets.
  • 9:40 a.m. A 57-year-old Leominster man was issued a court summons for larceny over $250, following a report of a past theft at the Sunoco gas station on Lowell Street. Police said a computer and motor vehicle titles were stolen.
  • 10:18 a.m. An 87-year-old Peabody woman was transported to Salem Hospital after a two-car accident at the intersection of Route 114 and Cross Street. Both vehicles were towed.
  • 10:29 a.m. A caller on Hill Street reported her neighbor was throwing trash and feces over the fence. Police spoke with the woman and said her elderly neighor has dementia. They said she could call the station again if the activity continues.
  • 2:06 p.m. Ryan C. Courtney, 18, of 12 Blackstone St., Peabody, was arrested, following a road rage incident on Hampshire Road. He was charged with driving recklessly to endanger and failing to produce proper identification. A caller had reported having a dispute with another driver who almost hit his car.
  • 5:50 p.m. An officer was flagged down by a female resident at a Route 1 mobile home park. She said someone entered her unit through an unlocked screen window and stole a TV set and a Nintendo Wii game system.
  • 6:07 p.m. Two-car accident with injuries reported on Route 1. Both cars were off the road and state police handled the accident with assistance from EMS and the Fire Department.
  • 6:16 p.m. A caller reported another vehicle sideswiped her by Exit 41 on I-95/Route 128 and she followed the car to a location on Lowell Street. The woman called back and said she was already being assisted by Wakefield police.
  • 7:21 p.m. A caller reported he just barely avoided a head-on collision with a black Dodge Ram that was heading down Lake Street toward Lowell Street. He said the truck was all over the road, crossing the yellow line, and two young males inside the truck were laughing after the near miss. Police checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • 7:23 p.m. A caller reported a group of about five youths trying to cross Route 128 toward the . Police checked the area, but did not find anyone.
  • 9:45 p.m. A caller on North Central Street reported a loud argument could be heard coming from a neighbor's house. She said she heard a female screaming, before it got quiet. Police said the screaming and yelling were due to an overly tired young girl.

Sunday, Aug. 26

  • 12:21 a.m. Jose G. Adames, 19, of 13 Veterans Memorial Dr., Peabody, was arrested at 66 Veterans Memorial Dr., following two incidents at both homes. He was charged with assault and battery on a child, two counts of assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon (a knife), two counts of possession of a firearm without a license and two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition. .
  • 1:40 a.m. Police received a report of a gray Hyundai Sonata that was left with its engine running since 8 p.m. on Caller Street. Police said the vehicle was registered to a Peabody woman and was unoccupied, but was left running with the heat on. An officer turned the engine off along with the exterior lights and said the vehicle was dropped off at . He contacted the shop and informed a person the car was left outside and the keys were now in the drop box for the shop.
  • 2:24 a.m. John S. Duddy, 41, of 24 Regent Rd., Malden, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Route 1. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding and failure to stop for police.
  • 5:47 a.m. A caller at in the Summit Industrial Park reported he was sprayed with pepper spray and his van was then stolen. Police said the white 2000 Chevrolet Express Van had New Hampshire plates and the words "Woody's Tire Service" on the side along with a woodpecker. The suspect was described as a black male, mid 30s, with a large build and wearing jeans shorts and white tank top. An alert was sent out to state police and area departments.
  • 9:16 a.m. A caller at the Peabody Market on Foster Street reported being assaulted by a customer. Police said the incident stemmed from a damaged bong that was supposed to be repaired by the store.
  • 11:33 a.m. A caller on Lindauer Street reported someone threw pink yogurt all over her front steps and her door.
  • 11:50 a.m. A caller on Goodale Street reported a car break-in. An iPhone was stolen.
  • 11:55 a.m. Police said about 30 vases were stolen from gravesites in one area of .


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

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