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Man Says Fought Off 5 People in Possible Abduction Attempt of Female

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 Peabody Police Department press log from Jan. 17-18.

Thursday, Jan. 17

  • 2:24 p.m. Javier Garcia, 57, of 12 Grafton St. #2, Salem, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Lowell Street. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failure to display the vehicle owner's name. He was then released into custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
  • 2:41 p.m. A caller at an Aborn Street apartment reported a car break-in.
  • 3:17 p.m. The management of a Washington Street apartment building reported a past break-in. Police said entry was gained through the window. The incident occurred about 30 minutes earlier when four black teens reportedly caused damage to the property. Police said the suspects might be relatives of the person who called.
  • 3:26 p.m. A 66-year-old Newbury woman was issued a court summons for shoplifting at Macy's.
  • 4:18 p.m. A caller reported her debit card number was used in several fraudulent transactions in Pennsylvania for the approximate amount of $340. She said she was notified by her bank and the account was cancelled.
  • 5:14 p.m. Elber Macario, 23, of 30 Moulton St. #1, Lynn, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and a lights violation, following a motor vehicle stop at the corner of Lake and Grant streets.
  • 5:45 p.m. A caller at a Dunkin' Donuts on Route 1 reported a possible attempted abudction of a female by five Hispanic males. The caller said he fought them all off and then everyone, including the female, left in different cars. He was unable to get the make or model of the vehicles. An officer spoke with the man and said the incident apparently occurred more than an hour ago.

Friday, Jan. 18

  • 6:22 a.m. Police located a 49-year-old woman reported missing out of Lynn at Gaeta's gas station on Route 1. Lynn police were notified, which in turn called the woman's daughter and she came to pick her up. When the daughter arrived, however, both women just yelled at each other and then left in separate vehicles, police said.
  • 8:33 a.m. A cell phone was reported stolen at Higgins Middle School.
  • 11:53 a.m. Police found a stolen vehicle abandoned on Harris Street. The vehicle was stolen from Kelly Jeep in Lynnfield on Jan. 10. Lynnfield police were notifed and the vehicle was towed.
  • 1:26 p.m. A Peabody woman was issued a court summons for larceny over $250, following an investigation of a theft by an employee at H&M at the mall. 


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

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