Thursday, April 18, 2013
Police say "your instincts are usually right," so don't hesitate to report any suspicious activity or anything out of the ordinary -- it could prove the difference between intervention and tragedy.
Peabody police are cautioning residents to remain vigilant about reporting suspicious activity -- terrorists and tragedy can strike anywhere, and your instincts are often right. "The Peabody Police Department wants to remind its citizens...that the senseless and tragic events of [Monday] are an ever present danger and possibility in the times that we live in," says a message posted to the department's Facebook page. "It is not something that is a threat only to the inner cities. It can happen at any time and any place in this country." "The lesson learned is that we must remain ever vigilant and keep our eyes and ears open to suspicious activity," the message continues, noting the city has a large shopping mall, industrial parks and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A 23-year-old Peabody man wanted for Tuesday night's armed robbery is now in custody and is being held at Middleton Jail.
Peabody police say the man wanted for an armed robbery Tuesday night at Holden Oil turned himself in earlier this evening at the police station. Sgt. Robert Waugh said John Doucette, 23, of 35-1/2 Lynn St., Peabody, was taken into custody on a warrant charge of armed and masked robbery and is being held overnight at Middleton Jail. Doucette is expected to be arraigned at Peabody District Court tomorrow morning. An employee at Holden Oil told police Doucette, who was wearing a black mask, showed a handgun during the robbery, but it's unclear if police have located that weapon. Waugh said nothing was taken from Doucette during booking.
The man who robbed the Lynnfield Street business Tuesday night was wearing a black mask and wielding a handgun.
Peabody police have a warrant out for a 23-year-old Peabody man who is wanted for an armed robbery at Holden Oil on Lynnfield Street Tuesday night. Police spokesman Capt. Dennis Bonaiuto could not confirm or deny that Wednesday afternoon, other than to say there is "a very active investigation at this point." A police log entry describing the incident Tuesday night, does state, however, that a court warrant was obtained for a man who lives within a mile of the business. The warrant charge is for armed and masked robbery. Bonaiuto said a male wearing a black mask with two eye holes cut out, entered the store at Holden Oil at 9:27 p.m. and showed a handgun to an employee. The gun is described in the log entry as a semi-automatic. The robber…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Police were at the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday night at Holden Oil in South Peabody.
Police were on the scene of an armed robbery at Holden Oil on Lynnfield Street Tuesday night. Reports say the suspect was a white male who used a semiautomatic weapon in the robbery and then fled the business on foot. The robbery was reported around 9:30 p.m. Holden Oil has a gas station and small store at the front of the property. According to reports Tuesday night, a possible suspect was identified -- a 23-year-old resident seen driving a green Ford Explorer. Officers were engaged in an active search for that man in Peabody and surrounding communities as late as 11 p.m. Stay with Peabody Patch for more information as it becomes available.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A 21-year-old Lynn man, who has evaded police for the past two months, was finally caught on Friday and will face numerous charges in connection to a non-fatal shooting on Washington Street this past January.
Police say they've finally apprehended the man they believe is responsible for shooting a Peabody man at his Washington Street apartment in January of this year. Around 8:55 p.m. on Jan. 3, Peabody officers responded to a report of a possible shooting at an apartment above D'Orsi's Bakery on Washington Street. Police arrived to discover 27-year-old resident John Leger with a gunshot wound to his thigh. Leger was taken to Mass. General Hospital and later released. Within three days, police had identified their prime suspect with assistance from detectives assigned to the District Attorney's office and the Lynn gang unit. They said the shooting was not a random act of violence. An arrest warrant was then issued for Aquiles Antonio Bernabe-…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Police scanner reports indicate two suspects caught after foot chase on Route 1 South in connection with a car stolen out of Amesbury.
Peabody police and area departments were dispatched to the area of Route 1 South near Suntaug Lake on the Peabody/Lynnfield line Wednesday evening to search for two suspects in a vehicle theft, according to scanner reports. The two were caught after about an hour. The suspects were described as a male, about six feet tall and 300 pounds, and a female in a gray hoodie and black yoga pants. Scanner reports indicated that footprints were visible in the snow near the shore of Lake Suntaug, and that a State Police K9 unit also responded while a helicopter was reported on the way. One suspect was apparently found hiding in a Dumpster on the Spinelli's property -- which is in Peabody except for a small sliver of parking lot. Scanner reports …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Amid the storm-related accidents Friday, a resident took a spill into a duck pond in his yard as he clearing away snow.
A South Peabody resident inadvertently took a chilly dip in a pond behind his house Friday afternoon. Peabody police and EMS responded to a report of a man in a pond off Bartholomew Street around 2:20 p.m. The man was able to get out of the water by himself and was met by officers at 229 Bartholomew St. According to reports, he told police he was cleaning snow out a duck pond in his backyard when he fell in. Officers were cleared from the scene around 2:30 p.m. The man was taken to Beverly Hospital.
Friday, March 8, 2013
A Higgins Middle School student will be facing charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a weapon on school grounds after an incident at the school on Wednesday.
Police and firefighters are currently encouraging donors to purchase a brick that can have a name or dedication inscribed on it. The bricks will be installed as part of the memorial.
Slow but surely goes the fundraising for a new state-of-the-art memorial to pay tribute to Peabody's police and firefighters. Fire Captain Dale Kimball, who is spearheading the project along with police officer Justin Cecil, recently briefed city councilors on their efforts to date, taking the opportunity to make a public pitch for support to those watching at home. Firefighter Russell Lewis, who designed the website for the project, said they've raised a mere $2,000 so far by selling 20 bricks. That still leaves $148,000 to go. Kimball said the memorial is intended to "honor all public safety [officers] throughout our city...from the past [who] have died in the line of duty, for retirees, for current members and for future generations." …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A man and woman who robbed a gas station Wednesday night showed up at the station with a knife in hand, according to police.
The Ampet gas station at the corner of Lowell and Endicott streets was robbed by a male and female with a knife Wednesday night. The Salem News reports that the pair showed up at the gas station around 8 p.m. and then fled down Endicott Street, following the robbery. The suspects are described as a man about average height, heavyset and wearing a yellow sweater and jeans, while the woman was wearing a red sweater. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made as of last night, according to the Salem News.