Police Confiscate Wooden Sword From Man; 8 Arrested Over Weekend

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 Oct. 12-14.

Friday, Oct. 12

  • 2:16 p.m. Security at Brooksby Village reported a resident's car struck three other vehicles in the parking lot. One of those cars was then towed from the scene.
  • 3:22 p.m. Ismaila Marong, 23, of 11 Lakeview Dr. #1, Lynnfield, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the Northshore Mall. Marong was charged with driving with a suspended license.
  • 3:36 p.m. A caller at the YMCA reported a diabetic male had collapsed in the hot tub. The man, who was 89, was given glucose to bring his blood sugar back up but he also had a large gash on his leg and was taken to Lynn Union Hospital.
  • 7:42 p.m. Methuen police, following up on a report of a missing boy, requested a well being check on a 12-year-old who was believed to be at his father's residence on Veterans Memorial Drive. Police said the child was picked up earlier from his foster parents' home in Methuen and should have been returned home by now. The father said he hadn't seen his son at all. See related story.
  • 7:54 p.m. A female caller on Birch Street reported her foster son was missing. He never came home from school. All cruisers were notified of the missing juvenile. Detectives and other officers searching for the juvenile said they checked the AMC Loews Theatre after receiving information he might have been at the movies with a friend and performed an extensive search of the football stadium during the Peabody game with Revere, along with Hannaford's Plaza, the Metro Bowl, Northshore Mall and Bishop Fenwick. Officers finally reported at 11:51 p.m. that he had been found and was taken to the police station.
  • 8:38 p.m. A caller reported his Macy's charge card was used without his knowledge on both Oct. 2 and 3 for $163 each time.
  • 9:09 p.m. A female caller on Lowell Street reported a "suspicious guy knocking at the front door." Police said it was just the pizza delivery guy. He was sent on his way by the homeowner.
  • 9:55 p.m. An officer confiscated a wooden sword from a 25-year-old man on Central Street, following a report of suspicious activity.
  • 10:23 p.m. Zachary Holmes, 19, of 2103 Pheasant Creek Ln., Peabody, and Paul F. Iudice, 19, of 26 Elizabeth Ln., Peabody, were both arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Route 1 near World Class Billiards. They were charged with possession of Class A drugs.

Saturday, Oct. 13

  • 12:43 a.m. Eliazar Pizarro, 30, of 51 Lane St. #1, Lowell, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Route 114. He was charged with driving with a suspended license and registration and failure to stop or yield. A female and child who were also in the car were taken to the Days Inn in Danvers.
  • 1:52 a.m. A caller reported his intoxicated girlfriend punched him in the face upon returning to work. John Ranahan, 32, of 271 Lowell St. #1, Peabody, was then arrested at his apartment for domestic assault and battery.
  • 7:50 a.m. Manuel A. Espinal, 27, of 88 Endicott St. #2, Peabody, was arrested, following a report of a past disturbance at an Aborn Street apartment. He was charged with two counts of domestic assault and battery.
  • 10:02 a.m. A Caller Street resident reported his laptop computer went missing after leaving it at a friend's house.
  • 12:46 p.m. A male caller reported his debit card was used fraudulently.
  • 1:18 p.m. Paula Fyfe, 45, of 349 Lowell St. #4, Peabody, was arrested for shoplifting at Macy's.
  • 11:08 p.m. A caller reported a male stranger at the door of a Veterans Memorial Drive residence. Luis G. Cortes, 31, of 8 Grace Ter., Lawrence, was taken into protective custody after police said he was uncooperative and would not comply with the booking process. He was placed in a secure cell until he calmed down. He was then arrested on an outstanding default warrant from Peabody District Court.

Sunday, Oct. 14

  • 1:55 a.m. Police dispersed a group of about 50-60 males at a Lowell Street home who were causing a disturbance. Police said the homeowner was advised to cease and desist for the night.
  • 11:34 a.m. The police department's three motorcycle officers were in Salem to assist Salem police with a Muscular Dystrophy Association Witch Ride. The event, however, was postponed to Oct. 21 due to the rain.

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


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