Thursday, February 28, 2013
A wrench-wielding robber went after the man on Monday afternoon on Route 1.
A Danvers man reported to the Peabody Police Department that he was assaulted and robbed by a wrench-wielding mugger at a mobile home park at 286 Newbury St. on Monday at 2:52 p.m. The victim said his wallet was stolen and described two suspects, both white males -- one brown-haired in a Bruins hat, the other blonde. He said they fled the scene in a blue Toyota Scion. After speaking with the man, an officer confirmed he was the victim of an armed robbery with a wrench. Police drove the man back to his residence on Chase Street in Danvers.
Monday, January 14, 2013
A man was robbed in downtown Peabody on Saturday night and appeared to know the culprit from Danvers.
Peabody police say a man had a change of heart and decided not to press charges against a Danvers man after being robbed at knifepoint Saturday night in the downtown. Police responded to the area of Winter and Mason streets in Peabody at 8:27 p.m. after a caller reported he was robbed by a male with a knife. He said the incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. The victim also identified the suspect by name and said he lives in Danvers. He told police the robber was in a blue Sport Utility Vehicle and possibly headed toward Danvers. Danvers police were notified and said they would check the suspect's residence. The victim, however, then told Peabody officers he "had a change of heart" and didn't want to press charges.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A Danvers man faces charges after an incident in the parking lot of a supermarket in Peabody on Tuesday.
A 20-year-old Danvers man was issued a court summons for driving under the influence of drugs, following a report of suspicious activity at Stop & Shop in Peabody on Tuesday. A caller at 2:53 p.m. reported a male was passed out behind the wheel of his car, which was parked out in the store lot. The man, who was not named by police, was taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital and his car was towed. The above information came from the Peabody Police Department press log from Jan. 8-9.
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. Traffic backed up into Danvers during the evening commute. One utility pole in front 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 …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Police say two men arrested in recent days are suspects in similar armed robberies in Peabody, Salem, Beverly and Danvers.
A Lynn man, who is a suspect in a Danvers robbery, has been arrested in connection to the armed robbery Sunday night at Town Variety on Central Street in Peabody. Dennis M. Porter, 43, of 25 Greatwoods Rd., Lynn, was taken into custody without incident at Pine Grove Estates on Route 1 shortly before 10 a.m. on Wednesday on a warrant for a probation violation and a charge of armed robbery. Glenn Roderick, 41, of 18 Elm St. #2, Peabody, was arrested earlier on a warrant for the Peabody armed robbery Monday afternoon. Police spokesman Detective Michael Crane said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon that Porter is also a suspect in similar robberies in Beverly, Salem and Danvers, and those incidents remain under investigation. "Porter …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A strong late night blast over the weekend in Peabody was felt by some Danvers residents, but it is not known exactly what caused the explosion.
The source of an explosion felt by some Danvers residents at about midnight on Saturday night remains a mystery. At 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Peabody police received a report of an explosion in the area of Aborn Street. Police and fire units, as well as a Salem police officer, checked the area and were unable to locate anything. Police said they received more than 45 calls about the explosion in a five-minute period. Several residents along Water Street in Danvers reported to Danvers Patch that they felt the explosion. No calls were logged by Danvers Police. Peabody police later said it might have been a transformer blowing or possibly a vapor explosion. And again on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 12:18 a.m. Peabody police received a report of a loud …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The man who was missing on Friday morning from a Peabody grocery store has been located in Danvers.
The man who went missing in the Route 114 area on Friday morning has been located at Kane’s Flower World in Danvers. Danvers police said on its Facebook page at about 11:10 a.m. that he had been located. The 88-year-old man had been with his wife while shopping at Trader’s Joe in Peabody, just over the Danvers town line on Route 114 (Andover Street), when he went missing at about 10 a.m. Danvers and Peabody police searched the area for him. He was believed to be found uninjured.
Police from Danvers and Peabody are searching the Route 114 shopping district for an 88-year-old man who wandered off from Trader Joe's on Friday morning.
Danvers police are searching the Route 114 area on Friday morning for a man with dementia missing from a Peabody grocery store. Danvers police said on its Facebook and Twitter page that the man is 88-years-old. He is described as 5 foor-7 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with white hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a purple jacket and black pants. He went missing at about 10 a.m. He was with his wife, who was shopping at Trader Joe’s, just over the Danvers town line in Peabody on Route 114, when has wandered off. Police are checking along the road and area businesses. Anyone who see the man should call Danvers Police at 798-774-1213 or Peabody Police at 978-531-1212.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Peabody and Danvers officers arrested a 22-year-old Danvers man on Friday night for impersonating a police officer.
Police arrested a 22-year-old Danvers man late Friday night for impersonating a police officer. Peabody Police received a call from a resident at the Avalon at Crane Brook complex at 11:24 p.m. of a man jogging around one of the buildings – the 26-acre campus is located in both Peabody and Danvers off Route 114. According to police, the jogger was described as wearing a T-shirt that read “Police” and was possibly carrying a firearm. Danvers police were notified and both Peabody and Danvers officers responded to the scene, where they found Sean P. Leppanen, 22, of 15 Lafayette Ave. #D5, Danvers. Danvers police said Leppanen was wearing a holster. It was unclear from the initial report whether he was in fact carrying a firearm; there are no …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Peabody police arrested a 23-year-old Danvers man allegedly driving erratically in a work van for a swimming pool service. He was taken into custody after a brief pursuit into Danvers.
A 23-year-old Danvers man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after reportedly leading Peabody police on a brief chase into Danvers. Peabody patrolman Robert Gallo finally pulled over the white swimming pool work van driven by Michael J. Ruth, 23, of 8222 Kirkbride Way, Danvers, at 3:10 p.m. by the entrance to theMass. General Outpatient Center on Endicott Street. Ruth was subsequently taken into custody and charged with failure to stop for police, a marked lanes violation, possession of a Class C drug and on an outstanding warrant from Lawrence District Court. The warrant charges included unarmed burglary and breaking and entering for a felony. Salem police initially transferred a phone call to Peabody dispatchers from a person reporting …