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Peabody Man Charged With Assaulting Officer Making Arrest

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 Nov. 14-16.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • 2:44 p.m. Report of a disturbance on King Street. A caller reported youths were damaging front lawns while walking up the street. An officer said it turned out the caller didn't witness any damage being that day, but thought the youths were damaging property in the past.
  • 7:30 p.m. Police received a report of a deer struck by an unknown vehicle on Route 114. Police said the deer was euthanized and removed from the scene.
  • 7:40 p.m. Michael C. Mahoney, 52, of 657 Lowell St., Peabody, was arrested at his home on two warrants from Peabody District Court.
  • 8:06 p.m. An officer reported he was monitoring customer traffic near JC Penney after a report of suspicious activity. Dennis Elswick, 36, of 43 Boston St. #21, Salem, and Anthony Walcott, 37, of 15 Cherry St., Swampscott, were both arrested. Elswick was charged with driving with a suspended license, larceny over $250 and attaching license plates while Walcott was charged with larceny over $250 and possession of mace without an FID card. Elswick was driving a red 2004 Nissan Xterra, which was towed from the scene.
  • 8:55 p.m. A caller on Daniel Terrace reported he was concerned and wanted the area checked for his brother who was intoxicated and driving. An officer said both brothers were at the scene and the brother who called police had actually been drinking.

Thursday, Nov. 15

  • 5:58 a.m. Report of an "unwanted stepson" at a Waselchuk Drive home, causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. The man was described as being in his early 20s, wearing a black robe, work boots and carrying a large envelope. The caller said the stepson left the house and headed up the street. An officer found the man and brought him to the police station, at which time he asked for an ambulance because he wasn't feeling well. He was taken to Beverly Hospital by ambulance.
  • 7:36 a.m. A caller on Seneca Road reported there was a dead seagull in the street. DPS was notified to pick up the carcass.
  • 9:48 a.m. Steven M. Thompson, 49, of 4 Oak Ave., Peabody, was arrested at his home for domestic assault and battery, following a domestic incident.
  • 10:55 a.m. Francis D. Bennett, 23, of 14 Collins St. #3, Peaboy, was arrested at his apartment, following a report of a disturbance by a neighbor. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, three counts of assault and battery on a police officer, making threats to commit a crime and defacing property.
  • 11:24 a.m. A Salem female who was riding a bicycle on Foster Street was transported to Salem Hospital after she was struck by a car.
  • 1:18 p.m. A caller reported her wallet was stolen while she was in JC Penney. Police said the woman left it on a display case.
  • 1:23 p.m. A caller reported finding a needle on Goodale Street.
  • 3:23 p.m. The Fire Department reported there was a possible case of arson after responding to a Glen Drive home. Both the state arson investigator and a deputy fire chief responded to the scene and the building commissioner's office was notified.
  • 3:31 p.m. The mayor's office reported someone called to say there was a deer swimming in Brown Pond. The deer was gone when police arrived.
  • 7:20 p.m. A female caller reported her license plate was stolen earlier that day while she was at the Northshore Mall. The stolen plate then turned in Salisbury.
  • 11:14 p.m. An officer reported finding a car at the corner of Walnut and Fulton streets with its rear window smashed out.

Friday, Nov. 16

  • 5:29 a.m. A car break-in was reported at Homewood Suites Hotel. A GPS device was stolen.
  • 8:10 a.m. A caller at a Walnut Street apartment building reported a man was in the Dumpster throwing trash around the parking lot. The suspect was described as wearing a black jacket and a red hooded sweatshirt. The caller said it was an ongoing problem with that person. An officer identified the man and informed him he was on private property.
  • 12:01 p.m. A caller on Birchwood Avenue reported finding three hypodermic needles in the road.
  • 12:31 p.m. Beverly police requested Peabody officers check on a resident at Rainbow Adult Day Center after receiving a call from a female there who asked for a police officer. An officer responded to the facility and said the person in question was just upset over losing a card game.
  • 1:28 p.m. An officer reported he would be speaking with five males outside the Northshore Mall in regard to drug violations. A 18-year-old Peabody male was then issued a court summons for possession of a Class D drug (marijuana).
  • 1:51 p.m. Store security at Abercrombie & Fitch reported a possible shoplifter left the store and was in the parking lot near Joe's American Bar & Grill. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a black jacket and carrying a bag. Police located the person and said he had purchased the items in his bag.


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

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