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Police Say Teen Male in Ford Mustang Fled Crash Scene With Snapped Pole

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 Jan. 20-21.

Sunday, Jan. 20

  • 1:02 a.m. Police received a report of a vehicle being driven the wrong way near Spinelli's Function Facility. It was unclear if the vehicle was actually on Route 1 or not. Police said the car was actually in Lynnfield and officers from that town responded to the scene and took the driver into custody. Jacqueline C. Cohan-Othmer, 42, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • 1:37 a.m. An officer reported he checked the inside the old L. Fine factory off Lynnfield Street on a report of suspicious activity. He checked out the first floor, looking for some people who had entered the building, but was unable to find them.
  • 3:47 a.m. Police reported they assisted DPS with locating a water leak reported at the L. Fine building. DPS shut off water to the building.
  • 3:49 a.m. An officer reported he spoke with Shelby Township Police in Michigan regarding a stolen vehicle with Massachusetts plates that was recovered there. The vehicle was a black 2006 Dodge Ram. Police said the female owner of the truck was notified by phone. No further details were available.
  • 4:58 a.m. A male caller reported a possible assault and unarmed robbery involving his 21-year-old son. The man called from the emergency room at Beverly Hospital where his son was a patient. He said an iPhone 5 was taken and the assault possibly occurred at an Elm Street apartment. Police said the son's story had conflicting details, however, and the father was advised to have his son contact police directly once he was able to make a report. The father later came to the lobby of the station and told an officer the incident actually happened in Boston. He was informed he had to file a report with Boston police.
  • 12:35 p.m. Report of a tree down across the roadway on Dearborn Road. The state highway department and Peabody Public Services were notified.
  • 12:58 p.m. Report of a trash bag on fire on Kosciusko Street. The fire was put out.
  • 1:34 p.m. Report of a car into a telephone pole at 24 Elizabeth Ln. The pole snapped from the impact and live wires were sparking in the road before the power was turned off. Police said the driver was described as an 18- or 19-year-old male and the vehicle was a black Mustang with front-end damage. The car fled the scene. See related story.
  • 2:02 p.m. A female caller reported she had a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend and the male was stalking her, showing up twice at her Aborn Street apartment.
  • 4:21 p.m. A medical emergency was reported at a Central Street residence. Police said a female was crushed and forced down the stairs by some furniture she was lifting. She was bleeding from her head and was taken to Salem Hospital.
  • 4:23 p.m. Police said power was restored in the area of Elizabeth Lane.
  • 6:19 p.m. An officer contacted DPS regarding "a lot of water in the roadway" on South Street that needed to be sanded eventually that night.
  • 6:24 p.m. A 20-year-old Salem male was issued a court summons for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, not having a valid inspection sticker, speeding and failure to wear a seat belt, following a motor vehicle stop on Centennial Drive.

Monday, Jan. 21

  • 5 a.m. A bicyclist was struck near the Jughandle on Route 1. EMS requested a MedFlight, but to a prolonged arrival, the patient was transported to Mass. General Hospital by ambulance. State police handled the accident scene.
  • 10:09 a.m. A caller at a Lynnfield Street apartment reported someone tried to pry open his apartment door. He said he found pry marks on the door and believed his downstairs neighbor was responsible. Police said there were no witnesses to the incident.
  • 1:03 p.m. A 1997 Ford Crown Victoria with N.H. license plates that was left abandoned on Chestnut Street was towed.
  • 1:25 p.m. A caller at the Northshore Mall reported his car was broken into and an iPad was stolen.

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

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