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Student Charged With Assault By Dangerous Weapon After Incident at Middle School

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 March 5-6.

Tuesday, March 5

  • 2:30 p.m. A caller on Manomet Road reported her jewelry was stolen from her home. Police said one male would be issued a court summons for larceny.
  • 3:13 p.m. Florencio Deleon, 30, of 461 Eastern Ave. #1, Lynn, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop on Batholomew Street. He was charged with speeding and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
  • 3:14 p.m. A 54-year-old man was issued a court summons for having an altered, forged or counterfeit RMV document after police stopped his car on Route 114.
  • 3:44 p.m. Frances Lara, 32, of 1 Ropes St. #1, Salem, was arrested, following a report of a shoplifter at H&M in the mall. She was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise (third offense) and on a Mass. Trial Court warrant.
  • 5:41 p.m. James B. Matney, 29, of 104 Broadway #21, Saugus, was arrested, following a motor vehicle stop at the corner of Birch and Lowell streets. He was charged with driving with a suspended license and for not having a valid inspection sticker.
  • 6:08 p.m. A caller at Upton Manor on Walnut Street reported someone into her car during the night and stole a small souvenir "Bermuda" wallet with approximately $30 cash and change and two car chargers.
  • 8:05 p.m. A caller reports his iPad was stolen from Macy Men's Department in the restroom by an unknown Asian youth.
  • 8:22 p.m. A 39-year-old Peabody resident was issued a court summons for shoplifting, following an incident at the Sunglass Hut in the mall.
  • 8:31 p.m. A 23-year-old Andover woman was issued a court summons on charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a stop sign violation, following a two-car accident at the corner of Route 114 and Violet Road. A passenger in her car was transported to Salem Hospital with injuries.

Wednesday, March 6

  • 1:06 a.m. An officer reported there was a vehicle on the traffic island at the turnaround on Route 1 in Lynnfield. Lynnfield police were notified and responded to the scene. The vehicle was a black 2000 Toyota Corolla.
  • 9:42 a.m. One male was transported to Salem Hospital after his scooter rolled over at Brooksby Village.
  • 11:57 a.m. A 14-year-old at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School was arrested on drug charges by Juvenile Officer Manuel Costa. The teen was charged with distribution of a Class D drug (marijuana) and a drug violation near a school or park.
  • 12:57 p.m. A Sprague Street resident reported receiving threats via telephone. An officer spoke to both individuals and said there was an argument between the two over $50.
  • 1:21 p.m. A student at Higgins Middle School was issued a court summons by Juvenile Officer Mario Alves for assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds. No further details were given at the time.


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

Saber Walsh March 08, 2013 at 12:23 PM
The sad thing is that drug use at the high school is the biggest open secret (next to teachers who won't or can't teach getting protected by department heads). There's so much good up there that gets out shined by a "go along to get along" culture. Good luck to the new principal! And to the parents who have kids at the Higgins... If the Higgins is like PVMHS, the student "awaiting arraignment" will be back in school, sitting next to your child, the next day.
Daubach March 08, 2013 at 03:07 PM
If there is such a problem with "drug use" at the high school what are you doing to change it? Are you calling the police? Are you talking to administrators? Or are you JUST MAKING FALSE ACCUSATIONS ON A BLOG? Your rantings are so predictable and tired "Saber". Anyone who frequents this blog knows that you take unwarranted cheap shots at the high school every opportunity you get! And, if you think that you can teach better then the "teachers who won't or who can't teach," why don't you fill out an application? Go get a master's degree (on your own dime) and start interviewing in May for the next school year...or maybe just substitute until you can get certified! You could kill two birds with one stone...you could single-handedly expose this "drug problem" and could also be teacher of the year! OR YOU COULD JUST KEEP BASHING THE HIGH SCHOOL ON EVERY ARTICLE!! I wonder which direction you'll take...ball is in your court "Saber!" If you aren't part of the solution then you are part of the problem.....and, "Saber", I believe you fall into the latter category.
Joi March 08, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Horrible! A male student was recently charged with assault and battery, and open and gross lewdness. After repeated incidents the male student exposed himself to a female student. He was suspended for a day or two and back in school.
Derek Dons March 08, 2013 at 07:58 PM
If I am a teacher at the Middle School, I would not be happy to hear this! And yet, they will just let the thug back in. A whole day suspensoion, wow! Kid should be in jail, not back in school. But, no. They ar so afraid pf the parents there. Kudos to Mr. Sapienza at the High school. He has a zero tolerance on this stuff.

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