POLICE LOG: Peabody Man Charged with Assault and Battery

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

Wednesday, Jan. 29

  • At 2:17 p.m., an Abington Avenue resident reported her vehicle was vandalized.
  • At 3:12 p.m., police received a call about youths loitering at McDonalds. Police arrived, but the youths had already left the area.
  • At 3:20 p.m., police received a call from the Peabody Library about a wrought iron fence damaged in December.
  • At 7:17 p.m., police received a call from Spencer Gifts after a customer complained about “profanity items and drug items” sold in Spencer. He also reportedly made vague threats toward the store and clerks. Police spoke to the employees and also notified Northshore Mall security.


Thursday, Jan. 30

  • At 6:14 a.m., police responded to Summit Street after a three-car accident. One driver was taken to Salem Hospital. The three cars were towed.
  • At 8:14 a.m., police summonsed a 21-year-old Salem man to court of operating a motor vehicle after his license was suspended. Police responded to Aborn Street about a motor vehicle accident. They found the Salem man had a revoked license.
  • At 9:15 a.m., police responded to Centennial Drive about an owl with a broken wing. An officer took the injured bird to Danvers Animal Hospital.
  • At 11:28 a.m. police arrested Jason D. Godu, 32, 12 Magnolia Way, Apt. 1206, Peabody, and charged him with two counts of assault and battery and witness intimidation. Police made the arrest on Magnolia Way.


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