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Mom Says Man Tried to Drown Boy; Police Say He Just Helped Child Grab Ice in Bucket

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 June 22-24.

Friday, June 22

  • 2:45 p.m. Robert P. Andruskiewicz, 39, of 60 Central St., Peabody, was arrested on a straight warrant out of .
  • 3:36 p.m. A caller at a Park Street apartment reported he was yelled at by his upstairs neighbor for having his apartment door open. She was no longer at the scene, but was later advised by police to not have any contact with the man. He, meanwhile, was advised to open his windows in the apartment and keep his door shut.
  • 4:39 p.m. A caller reported a brush fire on property near . Police said the fire was caused from a cigarette thrown in some mulch. Mall security handled it with fire extinguishers.
  • 5:34 p.m. A 33-year-old Salem woman was issued a summons for shoplifting at .
  • 6:36 p.m. Police and firefighters responded to a report of a Mass. Bay Transportation Authority bus on fire on Washington Street.
  • 7:27 p.m. Roland F. Caron, 51, of 6 Baldwin Ln., Lynnfield, was arrested after he failed to stop for police and drove through the fire scene on Washington Street, leading police on a short chase. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense), one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (car), four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (car), driving recklessly to endanger and failure to stop for a police officer. .
  • 8:41 p.m. A caller on Main Street reported he was robbed on June 14. He said a group of people forced him to hand over $80 and a debit card.
  • 9:01 p.m. A Rockway Road resident reported a break-in. Police said the person cut a rear screen to the home to gain entry. It was unknown at the time if anything was missing.

Saturday, June 23

  • 12:42 a.m. A caller reported a male was standing in the intersection near and yelling. The man was taken to Salem Hospital to be evaluated.
  • 12:42 a.m. A caller on Russell Street reported her Ford truck was stolen, possibly by her brother. She said his clothes and keys were also missing. She did not want to file a report at the time, however, and said she would do so in the morning if the truck was still gone then.
  • 1:43 a.m. A caller reported a suspicious group of three juveniles headed down Downing Road toward Lowell Street and ducked into a yard and hid as he drove by. Officers checked the area and spoke with residents, but they could not locate the group. Police said, however, one of the Reed Road street signs was missing. DPS was notified.
  • 6:21 a.m. A caller at on Foster Street reported a window was smashed out and glass was everywhere. Police said it appeared the window was shot out with a BB gun.
  • 7:52 a.m. Police and state troopers responded to a report of Jeep into the bushes on Route 114 near Route 128. The vehicle was removed from the scene. No further details were available.
  • 8:01 a.m. A caller on John Road reported three of his car tires were punctured.
  • 10:06 a.m. A caller at the methadone clinic on Route 1 reported seeing a man strike a three-year-old child three times in the face. The suspect was described as a white male between the age of 50 and 60 years old and was wearing a gray tee shirt with "military police" on it. He was driving a black Dodge Charger. Police could not find the vehicle.
  • 11:11 a.m. Police received a report of a female lying on the grass outside . An officer said the female was sitting up and waiting for her councilor. She was fine.
  • 11:14 a.m. The property owner at 6 Oak St. reported a neighbor called him and told him there were people taking items off the property. Police checked the area and said the individuals fled the area in a white pickup truck before they arrived. It didn't appear that anything was missing.
  • 12:03 p.m. A caller on Silverleaf Way reported someone entered his garage and stole some items. Police said the garage door was left open.
  • 12:43 p.m. A caller reported a wallet and an iPod were stolen from a locker at Workout World.
  • 1:57 p.m. A caller reported a hit-and run car accident on Route 114. He said the vehicle that hit his car left the scene as he was getting his paperwork out. There was damage to his passenger side rear door and wheel area.
  • 2:37 p.m. An officer checking found two cars behind the cemetery. The occupants of both cars were fishing in the city reservoir, which is not allowed. The area does have posted "No Trespassing" signs. The people were sent on their way and advised not to return.
  • 4:45 p.m. A caller at on Margin Street reported someone cut the wires on the fans in back of the business. Police said a piece of a chain link fence was cut by someone in order to cross a path.
  • 5:48 p.m. Police reported Joyce Road was flooding and the water was entering the basements of homes on the street. DPS was notified.
  • 6:03 p.m. Margin Street and Sheldon Road was flooded.
  • 8:07 p.m. PMLP responded to a citywide power outage.
  • 8:30 p.m. Joel Anaya, Jr., 40, of 59 Walnut St. #1, Peabody, was arrested, followng a report from a business owner on Mason Street that an employee took his car without permission. Anaya was charged with driving with a revoked license, possession of an open container of alcohol and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
  • 8:47 p.m. A caller on Harris Street reported her five-year-old son was at a backyard barbecue with her parents when a person there tried to drown him in a bucket of water. The suspect was no longer at the scene. The woman said the owner of the home also threw them out of the party. Police spoke to all those involved and said the suspect was just helping the child get ice out of a bucket that he couldn't reach.
  • 9 p.m. Officers and state police responded to a motorcycle accident at the interchange of Route 128 and Route 1. State police handled the scene. No further details were available.

Sunday, June 24

  • 12:05 a.m. A caller reported an elderly man in a suit was walking down Centennial Drive near Exit 28 from the direction of Route 128.
  • 12:26 a.m. Hardin Bryon, 17, of 20 Calumet St. #2, Peabody, was arrested at his residence, following a report that he came home drunk and was beating up another family member. He was charged with disorderly conduct.
  • 1:18 a.m. A caller on Jacobs Street reported a hit-and-run car accident. A silver Toyota possibly struck a fire hydrant and then proceeded down the road toward the . Police said the vehicle hit more than one parked car. The driver was located -- she fell asleep at the wheel, according to police. She was cited for a marked lane violation.
  • 2:14 a.m. A clerk at the reported a car break-in. A Coach purse, iPod, Coach wristlet and a Nikon SE digital camera were all stolen.
  • 5:30 a.m. Police reported a dead possum at "dead man's curve" on Summit Street. DPS was notified.
  • 7:30 a.m. A clerk at reported another car break-in. The driver's side window was broken and a folder with personal papers was taken.
  • 7:47 a.m. An explosion was reported in connection with a power outage in the area of Avalon Drive. PMLP, the Fire Department and police all responded to the scene, but the latter two groups were cleared to let plant crews handle the problem.
  • 9:09 a.m. A female was transported to Salem Hospital after a three-car accident on Lowell Street near the high school.
  • 11:08 a.m. An employee at reported a man stole $150 in lottery tickets and fled the area in a car. The suspect was described as a white male, about 23 or 24, and wearing a black hat. Police checked the man's home on Blaney Avenue and did end up locating him on Smidt Avenue. The 27-year-old man was issued a summons for larceny under $250.
  • 1:21 p.m. A caller at a Wallis Street apartment reported a break-in while she was away for the week. She said an unknown person forced entry into a locked bedroom and stole three separate prescription medications.
  • 1:55 p.m. A caller reported people drinking in Connolly Park. Police said the the group dispersed and everyone would be going back to their respective houses for the day.


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

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