Marblehead police log: Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, 2022

Thursday, Aug. 25

6:14 a.m. Dead skunk reported on Bubier Road.

8:25 a.m. Investigated report of hit-and-run on Devereux Street.

8:44 a.m. Trailer issue reported on Ocean Avenue.

9:55 a.m. Investigated report that traffic was blocking Gregory Street.

12:04 p.m. Lost cell phone reported on Pleasant Street.

12:22 p.m. Officer took report at scene of vehicle crash on Pleasant Street.

1:57 p.m. Officer took report after vehicle crash on Pleasant Street.

3:32 p.m. Officer took a report over the phone related to a possible case of credit-card fraud. Resident’s card had been charged by what appeared to be National Grid, but amount did not match that of his most recent bill. National Grid told him that the account that had been paid was another customer’s, but it could not tell him who without a subpoena.

4:53 p.m. Police received a 911 call for a rabbit on Westledge Road.

5:37 p.m. Investigated report of hit-and-run on Washington Street. Vehicle that had been struck suffered damage on the driver’s side front corner. No information was left with the vehicle, and no witnesses came forward.

6:43 p.m. Lost blue wallet reported on Atlantic Avenue.

7:25 p.m. Skateboarders reported on Fort Sewall Lane.

8:41 p.m. Erratic driver reported on Lafayette and Maple streets.

Friday, Aug. 26

5:57 a.m. Officer investigated possible case of identity fraud. Woman reported that someone had been harassing her, tracking her car with magnetic devices and using her Social Security number, and had also used her debit card repeatedly. Complainant said she would follow up by bringing more information to police station.

9:28 a.m. Caller on Tedesco Street reported that neighbor’s landscaper seemingly had inadvertently sent a rock careening through the front passenger-side window of his vehicle. Officer spoke to neighbor, who confirmed that the landscapers had been there. Landscaper told the officer that he and the vehicle’s owner would work out the issue on their own.

9:53 a.m. Lost credit card reported on Atlantic Avenue.

4:57 p.m. Investigated report of larceny, forgery or fraud on Jersey Street.

Saturday, Aug. 27

10:40 a.m. Offshore boat complaint referred to other agency.

11 a.m. Damage to mirror of parked car reported on Elm Street.

11:36 a.m. Walk-ins to police station reported that their mother’s live-in home health care worker had not been seen since 5 p.m. on Thursday, when she had left for the evening, which they found unusual despite the fact she has Fridays off. Through investigation, police dispatcher was able to determine the health aide’s whereabouts and a message was left on her cell phone to call into the police station once she received the message.

11:58 a.m. Water issues reported on Clifton Avenue and Pleasant Street.

4:54 p.m. Officer investigated report of neighbor crouching outside bedroom window on Pleasant Street. Officer was unable to make contact with neighbor and called and left him a voicemail upon returning to the station. Man returned the call at around 5:35 p.m. and explained that he had been in the alleyway on the other side of the building because he was retrieving his cat. He said that he lets his cat outside sometimes and has to physically retrieve it and bring it inside. He added that at no time had he been looking into his neighbor’s window.

5:45 p.m. Running hydrant reported on Village Street.

Sunday, Aug. 28

3:53 a.m. Investigated report of alarm sounding in the vicinity of Lincoln Avenue and Green Street.

10:05 a.m. Officer met in lobby of police station with Swampscott resident who had received a suspicious birthday card. She described how their family belongs to the Corinthian Yacht Club and became friend with man who had worked there until recently. Woman’s daughter had received a card that said nothing more than “happy birthday,” but woman found it strange that the man knew that it was her daughter’s birthday and their home address. Woman said she just wanted to document the incident.

10:07 a.m. A 26-year-old Revere man and 25-year-old Lynn woman were arrested and charged with breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and receiving a stolen credit card related to an incident on Washington Street.

12:03 p.m. Lost iPhone reported on Abbott Street in Danvers.

2:10 p.m. Lost white bag reported on Village Street.

4:08 p.m. Officer investigated report that moving truck had hit a stone retaining wall earlier in the day, knocking two large chunks off. Officer eventually spoke to employee of trucking company who denied responsibility for the accident, saying that they had reviewed on-board cameras and strike
sensors on the truck that had been in Marblehead and found no evidence of a hit-and-run.

4:28 p.m. Glasses were found on Ocean Avenue.

5:08 p.m. Possible water break reported on West Shore Drive.

7:26 p.m. Investigated report of boy on boogie board out too far on Ocean Avenue.

8:22 p.m. Lost wallet reported on Front Street.

8:29 p.m. Assisted resident on West Shore Drive.

Monday, Aug. 29

10:41 a.m. Officer spoke with Nahant Street resident about the apparent theft from his property of several lawn signs to deter people from letting their dogs urinate and defecate on his lawn. The day before, the resident had been “verbally assaulted” by a man known to him about the lawn signs. Resident said that, after extricating himself from the confrontation, he went for a sail and returned home to find four of his lawn signs missing. Sure enough, when he reviewed his home security video, he watched the man with whom he had had the altercation removing them. Man and his wife were able to retrieve the signs from a trash barrel in the neighborhood and said they did not want to press charges but just have an officer speak to the man.

11:51 a.m. Minor fender-bender reported on West Shore Drive at Pequot Road.

1:08 p.m. Assisted with disabled vehicle on Beacon Street.

1:32 p.m. Money found on Humphrey Street.

2 p.m. Investigated report of harassment on Driftwood Road.

2:03 p.m. Investigated report of larceny, forgery or fraud on Driftwood Road.

2:19 p.m. Officer spoke with Hines Court resident about issue related to common driveway shared with neighbor. She was advised of her options.

3:43 p.m. Officer was dispatched to the Gerry 5 to take a stolen vehicle report. Vehicle’s owner reported that she had left her vehicle in the parking lot to get lunch in Beverly and returned to find that it was missing. The bar surveillance system had caught a person taking the vehicle, and the officer viewed the footage, which showed an older gentleman getting out of another vehicle and into the woman’s vehicle and then driving away. Officer determined that the vehicle that had been left behind had been involved in a hit-and-run in Salem earlier in the day and had damage to the front bumper and right panels. Officer took the license plates off the vehicle and called to have it towed. Later in the evening, Salem Police stopped the vehicle on Highland Avenue in that city. The vehicle’s owner was notified so that should could go retrieve the vehicle.

3:49 p.m. Officer met in the police station lobby with a woman who was concerned about an interaction between her father, for whom she holds a power of attorney, and an acquaintance of his, who had come over uninvited and asked to borrow money. Woman said her father asked the acquaintance to leave, which she did without incident. Woman said she just wanted the matter documented, in case it became an issue.

5:52 p.m. Lost glasses reported on Lighthouse Lane.

6:10 p.m. Investigated report of person passed out on Pleasant Street.

7:17 p.m. Glass reported on road on Green Street and Turner Road.

8:12 p.m. Officer spoke to man who believed that while paying for his groceries at Crosby’s Market, he must have put his wallet down and left it behind. Since store employees had been unable to find it, he surmised that somebody must have taken it.

9:07 p.m. Investigated report of suspicious activity on Ocean Avenue.

10:24 p.m. Disturbance reported on Creesy Street.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

10:39 a.m. Downed wire reported on Front Street.

10:49 a.m. Investigated report of vehicle crash on Washington Street.

1:13 p.m. Investigated report that vehicle had backed into a parked car on Front Street.

2:11 p.m. Officer assisted with neighbor dispute on Devereux Street. Officer met with couple who had just sold a pair of neighboring houses with the stipulation that they could stay in one of the homes until the end of August. They had just returned home to see the new owner of the properties spraying the house they were living in with a hose. Woman said that when she opened the garage door to ask him what he was doing, the man turned the hose on her, soaking her clothing, which she was still wearing when officer arrived. Officer had reason to believe that the hose-wielding man was home, as two of his trucks were in the driveway, but he did not answer the door, nor did he pick up the phone when the dispatcher tried to call him. Woman indicated that she did not want to file criminal charges and just wanted to be left alone. She was advised how to obtain a harassment prevention order, which she indicated she would seek at Lynn District Court the following day.

3:28 p.m. Lost wallet reported on Commercial Street.

5:17 p.m. Officer investigated report of missing child on Glendale Road. Child had been riding her scooter outside of her residence and had been missing for about 10-15 minutes. While officer was
conducting a walk through of the house with the child’s mother, her husband called and said that
he had located their child at a neighbor’s house, adding that this was not the first time that the child had wandered off.

6:17 p.m. Tree branch reported down on Norman Street.

9:13 p.m. Vandalism reported on Casino Road.

11:18 p.m. Officer investigated report that someone had pointed a firearm at two juveniles after a verbal altercation with a man in a vehicle in the parking lot at Devereux Beach. The juveniles had fled the beach. When officer spoke with them, the juveniles told him that they had been walking towards Lime Rickey’s when they noticed a red laser being pointed at them from a vehicle. When they approached the vehicle to find out what the deal was, the man inside allegedly said, “Want to find out?” and then displayed on object that had the silhouette of a handgun. In the meantime, officers had located a vehicle matching the description that the juveniles had given. The occupants of that vehicle denied having gotten into an altercation with anyone and said they were just at the beach to enjoy the view. A search of the vehicle did not turn up a weapon or laser pointer. The occupants of the vehicle did say that another vehicle had been parked next to theirs, and that there had been some type of domestic altercation in it. But that vehicle had left before officers arrived.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

7:21 a.m. Kids hanging out windows reported on Ocean Avenue and Beach Street.

8:34 a.m. House keys were found on Front Street.

9:54 a.m. Gas smell reported on Rowland Street.

9:56 a.m. Officer assisted at scene after 2-inch gas line was struck on Village and Pleasant streets.

10:48 a.m. Investigated report of disturbance on Washington Street.

12:33 p.m. Investigated report that vehicle hit hydrant on High Street.

2:16 p.m. Lost suitcase reported on Abbot Street.

8:08 p.m. Investigated report of suspicious activity on Tioga Way.

8:54 p.m. Investigated report of kids outside on Schooner Ridge.

10:28 p.m. Assisted at scene of vehicle crash on West Shore Drive.


Marblehead News staff
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