Man Arrested After Leaving Scene of Route 1 Crash

A Danvers man, who police later determined was intoxicated, zoomed by an officer making a motor vehicle stop on Route 1. His car actually struck the other car being pulled over as he swerved from behind the police cruiser.

These are excerpts from reports in the Danvers police log from Wednesday through Sunday.

February 23

  • Police responded to a report of fraud at a Weston Street residence at 5:24 p.m.
  • James Newbegin, 50, of 177 Locust St., Danvers, was arrested on North Street at 9:53 p.m. after zooming by a police cruiser in the process of pulling another car over for speeding on Route 1 North. Newbegin’s car actually struck the first vehicle, causing some damage, as he suddenly closed in on the cruiser and swerved around both vehicles at a high rate of speed and turned off on North Street. The officer took off after the speeding car and made a stop on North Street. Newbegin failed a field sobriety test and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to use care in operating the vehicle, improper passing, refusing to produce a license, leaving the scene of property damage and failure to wear a seat belt.
  • Thomas Woodley, 19, of 12 Centre St., Danvers, was arrested at his residence at 10:46 p.m. on four warrants. Police did not know whether Woodley simply failed to meet sentencing conditions set in court or if the charges were part of an active case.

February 24

  • A woman at Planet Fitness said someone broke into her car while she was inside the club at 12:56 p.m. A window was smashed and her purse was taken.
  • A female guest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel said that when she checked out of the hotel, she discovered $5,000 worth of jewelry was missing. Police are investigating the incident.
  • Kelly Hayes, 32, of 48 Emily St., Haverhill, was arrested at Nordstrom Rack for larceny over $250 at 4:22 p.m. Police said she stole several pairs of shoes and other clothing worth more than $400, stuffing it all in her purse.
  • A female resident on River Street reported a firearm offense at 10:50 p.m. involving her ex-husband. The woman said his gun license was expired, but he still had several handguns in the home and she didn’t want him to have them. Police said the license appeared to be expired and the matter was under investigation. The next day around 7:30 a.m., the man returned to gather his belongings. He was upset she called police and ended up fighting – mostly pushing and shoving – their son. Police sought a warrant for the man’s arrest for domestic assault and battery.

February 25

  • Robert Machado, 26, of 1 Andover Dr., Peabody, was arrested at the police station after being interviewed by officers as a suspect in a theft from the Shell gas station on Endicott Street. Police said an employee – Machado – stole $2,000 worth of lottery tickets from the station the day before. The station manager called police to report the theft at 12:36 p.m. Machado was charged with two counts of larceny over $250 and on one warrant for a motor vehicle violation.
  • A caller reported someone stole windshield wipers from a car parked at the Liberty Tree Mall at 3:01 p.m. No further details were yet available.
  • David Mangini, 22, of 20 Reid Ter., Swampscott, and Shane Coffey, 19, of 9 Boulder Way, Swampscott, were both arrested on Route 1 near Chili’s by Danvers police on a courtesy booking for the Salem Police Department. Both males were charged with breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony. K-9 Officer Justin Ellenton, who was on his way home from a training session when he spotted the vehicle traveling the opposite direction on the highway, pulled over the suspects’ truck at 3:27 p.m. Salem police had just put out a Be on the Lookout alert for the truck. The arrests were related to a burglary reported earlier that day at an apartment on Boston Street in Salem.

February 26

  • Sage Miller, 35, of 7 Berry St., Danvers, was arrested on Endicott Street for driving under the influence of alcohol and a miscellaneous equipment violation, following a motor vehicle stop at 8:05 p.m.
  • A motor vehicle accident with personal injuries was reported on Route 95 South at 10:39 p.m., but no further details were available.

February 27

  • Hanne Grey, 59, of 21 Tamarock Ter., Stoneham, was arrested at Kohl’s at 3:58 p.m. and charged with larceny over $250.
  • A shoplifting was reported at Walmart at 7 p.m. No further details were available.


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