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Pit Bull Nearly Hit By Car After Owners Allegedly Order Dog to Chase Woman

The following information was provided by the Peabody Police Department. Where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The Peabody Police Department is located at 6 Allens Ln.
The Peabody Police Department is located at 6 Allens Ln.
The following excerpts are from reports in the Peabody Police Department press log from July 31 - Aug. 1.

Wednesday, July 31

  • 12:04 a.m. A caller reported a man was trying to get her to take a ride in his vehicle. He reportedly left in a blue BMW. An officer spoke with the woman and then checked the residence of the male suspect on Bay State Boulevard, but said no one was home.
    9:45 a.m. Andrew J. Cibotti, 35, of 5 Heath Rd., Peabody, was arrested at his home on an outstanding warrant from Quincy District Court on charges of breaking and entering, larceny and conspiracy.
  • 10:42 a.m. An officer reported spotting some suspicious activity at a Prospect Street apartment. She said the window blinds to the unit were "being destroyed aggressively." It turned out to be a construction worker taking out his aggression on the blinds.
  • 12:41 p.m. A person working in the area of Baldwin Street turned in several hypodermic needles that were found.
  • 1:03 p.m. A caller at a business on Dearborn Road reported an attempted scam involving $1,400.
  • 2:26 p.m. A caller on Michelle Road reported a large garbage style truck dumped dirt and tree branches in front of her house and left the area. An officer told her the company was doing work for the city and dumping debris in the area until the project was completed. He said the debris would be removed at that point.
  • 8:39 p.m. An officer pulled over an MBTA bus near 292 Washington St. after the bus was observed passing cars. No further details were available.
  • 9:52 p.m. A female reported that three males sitting in front of the Portuguese-American War Veterans Club on Tremont Street made their pit bull chase her across the street. The caller said the dog was almost hit by a car. The woman did not want to file a report with police, however, and an officer said he was trying to find out who owned the dog. People at the scene said the dog chased a cat across the street.
  • 10:04 p.m. A resident at Sparrow Lane Extension reported finding a silver wallet with numerous credit cards in it behind a home. Police said the wallet was stolen from a female the day before. She was notified to pick it up at the station.
  • 10:14 p.m. A caller reported youths in a green Honda were pulling up traffic cones and running through red lights in the area of Lowell and Forest streets. An officer fixed the cones that were knocked over, but didn't find the car.
  • 11:20 p.m. A caller on County Street reported a white van pulled into his driveway and struck a car and then fled toward Lynn Street. Officers located a white 2001 Ford Econovan in front of 5 Maple St. and determined it had been reported stolen.

Thursday, Aug. 1

  • 5:33 a.m. Peabody detectives arrested Joseph Penachio, 35, of 251 Lynn St., Peabody, at his home on a federal warrant. See related story.
  • 8:15 a.m. Jeffrey T. Alexander, 29, of 29 Laurel St., Lynn, was arrested, following a report of a fight on Central Street. He was charged with three counts of domestic assault and battery, malicious destruction of property over $250, resisting arrest and larceny over $250.
  • 9:48 a.m. A 28-year-old resident was transported to Salem Hospital, following a report of a possible drug overdose at a Munroe Court apartment. Police said they would be filing child endangerment charges as well.
  • 10:01 a.m. An officer reported the traffic lights in Peabody Square were only staying green for a very short time. He said there was someone in the area working on the light control box. The Fire Department was notified and said they were unaware of anyone working in the area. The person was identified as an light plant employee from Maine. He promised to leave the lights alone and reset them when there was less traffic.
  • 11:36 a.m. A Lynnfield Street resident said he was upset that his neighbor walked on his lawn.
  • 12:11 p.m. An anonymous caller reported a person was using a metal detector and digging holes at the Leather City Common. An officer located the person who said he would stop for the day.
  • 12:40 p.m. A caller on Dahlia Avenue reported his wife's handicap placard was stolen out of their car.
  • 12:41 p.m. Two women were transported to local hospitals after a head-on collision at the corner of Milk and Sutton streets. Both vehicles were towed.

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

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