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Reckless Driver Nearly Hits Pedestrians, Runs Police Cruiser Off Road

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  press log from Aug. 5-6.

Sunday, Aug. 5

  • 4:55 p.m. Police responded to an accident involving a car and a motorcycle at the corner of Warren and Endicott streets. Both vehicles were towed and one of the drivers was issued a summons for driving with a suspended license (for an alcohol-related offense), speeding, failure to yield the right of way and a stop light violation.
  • 6:11 p.m. A caller at the corner of Lowell Street and Stockton Road reported some cars were speeding down the street, going 50 mph. Police checked the area, but did not find any violators.
  • 6:46 p.m. Police received a report of an intoxicated male who fell out of a cab on Columbus Road and hit his head. A 51-year-old man was transported to Salem Hospital.
  • 9:38 p.m. An officer reported he saw an intoxicated male walking along Lowell Street with no shirt and just pajama bottoms on. He stopped to check on the man and as he was doing so, the person's friend pulled up in a car. The officer convinced that man to get back into the vehicle and go home.
  • 10:43 p.m. A 28-year-old Peabody man was issued a summons for two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault to murder, following a report of a stabbing outside the . .

Monday, Aug. 6

  • 6:23 a.m. Police received a report of a tenant who stole a refrigerator from a residence on Pinecrest Avenue while moving out.
  • 7:12 a.m. A caller reported a lost wallet. He said he left his wallet on top of his car while gassing up at the Gulf station on Route 1 North. The man then drove north to Maine and eventually noticed he was missing his wallet. Police checked the stretch of Route 1 to Danvers and notified state police as well.
  • 9:19 a.m. A caller on Lowell Street reported coyotes kept coming into her yard. The Animal Control Officer advised her to contact MassWildlife.
  • 10:25 a.m. A caller on Washington Street reported a panel of his fence was damaged overnight.
  • 11:53 a.m. A DPS employee reported a tractor-trailer was driving around the neighborhood of Coleman Street and pulling down wires.
  • 12:31 p.m. A caller on Davis Terrace reported a man who was involved in a driveway paving scam showed up at his door. Police checked the area, but could not find the man.
  • 12:52 p.m. An officer reported a car was being driven recklessly on Route 114 near the mall. The officer said the vehicle nearly ran him off the road and almost struck several pedestrians crossing the street. He said the car accelerated at the pedestrians, but then switched lanes to avoid striking the family, which had a small child.
  • 12:56 p.m. Police assisted the Fire Department with a water problem on Pumping Station Road. Police said the problem was believed to be isolated to a single home on the road, but the owner was not immediately available.
  • 1:13 p.m. A caller complained that a dog owner on Buttonwood Lane allows a large golden retriever to run off-leash and defecate in his yard. A complaint was mailed to the dog owner along with a copy of the leash law and waste disposal ordinance.


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

Saber Walsh August 07, 2012 at 11:44 AM
"An officer reported a car was being driven recklessly on Route 114 near the mall. The officer said the vehicle nearly ran him off the road and almost struck several pedestrians crossing the street. He said the car accelerated at the pedestrians, but then switched lanes to avoid striking the family, which had a small child." I talked about this one over the fence with my neighbor, as in, "can you believe how stupid this guy must be?" What was interesting was his reaction: "yeah, we used to think that was bad, but he was probably back on the road 3 hours after his arrest." How true, but when did we all get so cynical about our judicial system?

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