Thursday, March 21, 2013
State police say two teens were arrested Wednesday night after leading troopers and local officers on a foot chase near Spinelli's off Route 1. The pair was charged with car theft and resisting arrest.
State police say it was thanks to a Good Samaritan that officers tracked down a stolen car and two suspects in Peabody Wednesday night. An alert was broadcast by the state police barracks in Newbury for patrols to be on the lookout for a stolen 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Around 7:30 p.m., a Good Samaritan then called state police after spotting the car pull into Gaeta's Gas & Towing on Route 1 South and the two occupants flee on foot toward Spinelli's. A chase ensued with state troopers and local police officers searching outside the function facility and woods around Suntaug Lake for about an hour-and-a-half before finding the suspects hiding in a Dumpster behind Spinelli's. A press release Thursday identifies the suspects as Corey …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
All four victims from Monday afternoon's rollover on Route 1 were from Lynn. One of the passengers, a 19-year-old male, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
State police have released the identity of the passenger who died in a vehicle rollover Monday during Hurricane Sandy. State police say Isaias Lopez-Solis, 19, of Lynn, was pronounced dead at Mass. General Hospital as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash. Lopez-Solis was thrown from the vehicle, along with two other passengers, Monday afternoon when the SUV rolled over on Route 1 South. The other two passengers and the driver, Rony Lopez, 26, did not suffer life-threatening injuries. No charges have been sought at this time; the investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The 12-year-old will be recognized for his "intrepid" save, averting a potential catastrophe on the highway.
The 12-year-old boy that saved the lives of his father, sister and himself over the weekend will be given special recognition and a citation for heroism from Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt on Thursday. Patrick Canney of Dracut averted a potential catastrophe late Saturday morning when he grabbed the steering wheel from his father, John Canney, Jr., who had suffered a sudden seizure, and safely guided the family’s car off the highway into the breakdown lane. Patrick then called 911 to report the incident. State troopers arrived at the scene on Route 128 South to find Patrick and his younger sister safely outside the vehicle waiting for them. “The presence of mind and grace under pressure demonstrated by young Mr. Canney is simply staggering…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Boy pulled car over after father fell ill behind the wheel.
A 12-year-old boy saved his father and sister Saturday morning after his father suffered a seizure while driving on Route 95 in Peabody. Shortly before noon, State Police Danvers barracks received a 911 call from the boy reporting that his father had begun to have a seizure while he was driving the family car on the highway, State Police said. The family was driving when the father, a 46 year old from Dracut, began to experience what the boy believed to be a seizure. "The intrepid 12-year-old took control of the steering wheel and guided the family car into the breakdown lane. He then reached over and applied the breaks, bringing the car to a halt," State Police said in a press release issued Saturday afternoon. The boy then took his …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
State police identified the driver in Tuesday night's fatal highway crash as a 54-year-old Peabody man.
State police said today that a Peabody man was the victim in Tuesday night's fatal crash on Route 128. State police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement that David W. Armstrong, 54, of Peabody was driving alone his 2010 Ford F150 pickup truck when the vehicle left the road on the ramp to Route 128 North from Interstate 95. "Preliminary investigation indicates that Mr. Armstrong suffered some type of medical incident, causing him to drive off the road into a wooded area," said Procopio. Procopio said emergency responders to the scene found the truck in some bushes off on the side of the road. The vehicle had minor front-end damage. Armstrong was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Lahey Clinic, where he was later …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The fatal accident occurred early Tuesday night. Authorities believe the lone driver may have suffered a medical condition.
One man is dead after a car accident on Route 128 northbound Tuesday night in which the man's car left the roadway before coming to a stop in the woods. At approximately 7:42 p.m., state police responded to Interstate 95 northbound at the Route 128 northbound exit ramp in Peabody. The occupant of the motor vehicle, an adult male, was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Lahey Clinic North in Peabody, where he was pronounced deceased, according to state police spokesman David Procopio. No other vehicles were involved in the accident and state police said there was minimal damage to the victim's vehicle. "We are investigating whether he may have suffered a medical incident that led him to drive off onto the side of the road," …
Friday, March 16, 2012
A vehicle rolled over in the southbound side of Route 128 early Friday morning and the driver was nowhere to be found at the scene. State police are investigating.
State police are investigating a car rollover that occurred on Route 128 South early Friday morning. Despite an extensive search of the area by troopers, K-9 units, Peabody officers and the use of infrared scanners, the driver, however, was nowhere to be found. A trooper was sent to the address of the registered owner of the car and arrived just in time to find the person getting out of a taxicab. The trooper spoke with the owner and reported smelling an odor of alcohol on the person’s breath. Police say numerous 911 calls came in at 3:35 a.m., reporting that a car had rolled over on the highway near the Andover Street exit. One of those calls came from OnStar, according to police, informing them a customer’s car had registered a crash in …
Monday, February 6, 2012
State police say 30-year-old Peabody man killed in crash on Route 128 in Danvers. Male passenger, also of Peabody, seriously injured.
State Police identified the two victims involved in a car crash on Route 128 in Danvers Sunday evening. One of them, a 30-year-old Peabody man, was killed in the accident. According to State Police reports, at 7:59 p.m. Sunday, troopers responded to reports of a single-car crash on Route 128 Southbound at Route 35. Reginaldo Dasilva Souza, 30, of Peabody, was pronounced dead on the scene, police said. Initial reports from State Police last night stated Souza was from Beverly. Souza's passenger, Sidney Gomes Dasilva, 37, of Peabody, suffered serious injuries and was Medflighted to Mass General Hospital. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Robert Noonan, with the assistance of the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
State Police arrest man with outstanding warrant in Peabody, minutes after he fled from a traffic stop by a Lynnfield officer on Route 1.
State troopers took 22-year-old Peabody resident Michael Torrence into custody early Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly drove off from a routine traffic stop on Route 1 in Lynnfield around 1 p.m. Police say Torrence led them on a chase into South Peabody where he eventually abandoned his car on Pearl Road, where he lives, and continued to flee on foot. State troopers Barriere and Sullivan aided in the search with a K9 unit, which tracked the suspect and caught Torrence hiding behind a shed at 12 Pearl Rd. Torrence is listed as living at that address. Lynnfield police said Torrence did have an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. State police said Torrence's 1998 Audi was located on a dirt road at the end of the street.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Peabody girl, 15, and Lynn man, 19, transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with serious injuries; One lane of Route 1 North off ramp to I-95 reopened.
State Police say excessive speed was likely the cause of a single car roll over accident this morning on the Route 1 North off ramp to I-95 North that seriously injured a 15-year-old Peabody girl and a 19-year-old male from Lynn. Both victims were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries. According to State Police, the Lynn teenager operated the motor vehicle and the Peabody teenager was his passenger. "Preliminary investigation by Trooper James Gill indicates that Chad Mancini, 19, of Lynn was operating a gray 2004 Chevrolet Malibu sedan on the ramp when Mancini lost control of the car, which crashed into a guardrail, spun around, hit the guardrail again, and rolled over. The car came to rest in the soft …