Sunday, May 12, 2013
Two Peabody residents are charged with larceny for allegedly stealing potted pansies from two grave sites at a cemetery in Danvers.
Two Peabody females -- a 46-year-old and an 18-year-old -- are being charged with stealing flowers from a cemetery in Danvers. Danvers Police Sgt. and spokesman Robert Bettencourt said they were each issued a court summons on a charge of larceny under $250. And yes, according to the witness who called police, the females were removing potted pansies from their plant hangers at two grave sites.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A federal lawsuit from a Boston area gun rights group says four Massachusetts chiefs, including in Peabody and Danvers, violated the constitutional rights of local residents to keep and bear arms.
Peabody Police Chief Robert Champagne and Danvers Chief Neil Oullette are among four Massachusetts police chiefs being sued by a Boston area gun rights group for allegedly violating the Second Amendment rights of some local law-abiding gun owners. The suit is part of a larger effort to overturn state gun laws the group says effectively violate constitutional rights. Comm2A (Commonwealth Second Amendment), which is based in Natick, said in a press release that both Champagne and Ouellette allegedly placed arbitrary and unconstitutional restrictions, and then refused to remove them, on Licenses to Carry for two Peabody men and one Danvers resident, respectively. The local plaintiffs are Peabody residents Wilson Lobao and Robert Capone and …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Police said Thursday night they didn't expect Route 114 to be open again to traffic until at least 2 a.m., but did say it should be open for the morning commute.
It was more than 12 hours since brutal winds whipped through Route 114, knocking three utility poles to the ground and snapping or bending about five others, and still the road wasn't back open Thursday night. Danvers police said around 10:30 p.m. that the one-third of a mile stretch of road at the Peabody-Danvers line would remain closed until at least 2 a.m. while crews finished making repairs. The road was expected to re-open in time for the morning rush hour. Peabody police said Thursday night that a pole was still being replaced at the end of Mt. Pleasant Drive near the Outback Steakhouse. With Route 114 closed to traffic, motorists were detoured onto MacArthur Boulevard via Walter Road (for westbound traffic) and Palmer Avenue (for …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A SUV driven by a Boxford teenager crashed into an utility pole on Route 114 on Tuesday evening, sending wires down and cutting electricity for a time.
The electric wires that came down on Route 114 on Tuesday night were due to a sport utility vehicle that crashed into an utility pole, according to Peabody police. The crash occurred at about 6:15 p.m. in front of Maddy’s Car Wash, just east of the Danvers town line. One utility pole in font of the car wash snapped off at the top, dropping utility wires down to just a few feet off the road. The next pole to the west, near Outback Steakhouse, also bent down toward the road. The crash happened when a Ford Escape, driven by Amanda Monteforte, 18, of Boxford, was heading east on Route 114 at the Danvers-Peabody line, said Peabody Police Sgt. Robert Waugh. The SUV left the road and struck the pole. “That caused the next pole in line to snap,” …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The attorneys for both defendants in a case where two females were dumped on a Danvers side street, overdosed on heroin, are asking a judge to dismiss the charges.
Lawyers are asking a superior court judge to dismiss the charges against a Peabody man and a Lynn man who are accused of dumping two young women from a car on a Danvers side street last February. Prosecutors say the two females were overdosed on heroin when they were left in the road and one of them was then hit by a truck, suffering serious injuries. The Salem News reports that attorney Joseph Collins, who represents John Coyne, 22, of Peabody, argues that Coyne's actons amount more to "gross negligence" rather than the assault and battery charges filed against him. Christopher Norris, who represents Roberto Vasquez, 24, of Lynn, argues the prosecution cannot prove Vasquez' involvement in the crime. The case was sent to Salem Superior …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A 22-year-old Peabody man is one of two men charged with dumping two young women on a side street in Danvers this winter. Both females had overdosed on heroin.
A 22-year-old Peabody man is one of two men recently indicted by a grand jury to face serious charges in a drug-related case in which two young women were dumped from a car on a Danvers side street in February. The Salem News reported that John Coyne, 22, of 22 May St. in Peabody, had failed to appear in Salem Superior Court on Friday for his arraignment, leading a judge to issue a warrant for Coyne’s arrest. Coyne then turned himself in to police on Saturday. He is being charged with aggravated assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to the report. The incident occurred on the afternoon of Feb. 28. The two 20-year-old females — neither one was from Danvers — were found …