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Peabody Man Charged for Assault With Machete

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 July 30-31.

Monday, July 30

  • 4:53 p.m. A Tremont Street resident reported a seagull in the yard. The seagull flew away.
  • 5:13 p.m. A caller reported a large tree limb was hanging over the roadway at the corner of Johnson and Pine streets, causing vehicles to weave around it to avoid the limb. DPS was notified.
  • 7:04 p.m. Police received a report of two females under the age of 15 fighting at Pierpont Park as a group of people surrounded them. An officer checked the area and reported all was quiet. The incident may have been related to a fight reported at two hours earlier. The females involved in that fight fled the scene while a male called police.
  • 8:22 p.m. A caller reported two males were fighting at Pierpont Park, but then fled the area while the person was on the phone with police.
  • 8:44 p.m. A 33-year-old Peabody woman was issued a court summons for larceny over $250 by false pretenses, following a report from the Wireless Zone at the mall of fraud on an account.
  • 9:16 p.m. A caller on Sanborn Street reported her brother threatened his mother with a knife. Police said it was in connection with an incident earlier that day. The juvenile was transported to Salem Hospital for a mental evaluation.
  • 9:30 p.m. A female caller reported she was locked inside the lot on Route 1. An officer had the code to the gate and was able to allow the woman to leave the lot. Firefighters instructed the woman to lock her car and pick it up in the morning.
  • 11:39 p.m. DPS was notified that the water tower on Centennial Drive was leaking.

Tuesday, July 31

  • 3:04 a.m. A 37-year-old Peabody man was issued a court summons for assault with a dangerous weapon (a machete), following a report from a caller who said a male stranger threatened him with a knife on Dennis Street. The suspect also lives on Dennis Street.
  • 9:16 a.m. The custodian at the reported someone left a trash bag on School property. Police said the trash bag contained a pay stub for a Winona Street resident. Police said they spoke with that person who apologize and promised it wouldn't happen again.
  • 12 p.m. Police received a report of a white male on Walnut Street, wearing jeans shorts and a tee shirt covered in blood. An officer checked the area, but did not find anyone. Police then received another call at 12:14 p.m., reporting the person was on Tracey Street. The person was seen with a second male, who was wearing a dark blue tee shirt and shorts. The caller said the males appeared to be walking toward Salem. Another call at 12:55 p.m. put the male on Washington Street and the caller said he had a bloody face. Officers finally located the man and identified him as a 44-year-old resident. He was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital to get stitches.


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

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