Excerpts from the Marblehead police log of Thursday, Dec. 1 through Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Consistent with state law, Marblehead Police have adopted a policy of not providing to media outlets reports related to incidents related to domestic violence, juveniles and matters that remain under investigation.
Thursday, Dec. 1
12:26 a.m. Investigated report of tree on wires on Humphrey Street.
12:42 a.m. Disabled vehicle was towed from Pleasant Street and Mohawk Road.
8:15 a.m. Inoperable pedestrian light reported on Pleasant Street.
10:01 a.m. Officer was dispatched to the Ocean Breeze School on Cornell Road to investigate a report of past vandalism: A plastic storage container valued at approximately $300 in the school’s playground had been forcibly ripped apart overnight. School did not have security cameras, and directors were advised to purchase some. Officer confirmed that the storage container appeared to have been torn apart past the point of repair.
11:20 a.m. Investigated report of debris in road on West Shore Drive and Village Street.
Friday, Dec. 2
7:41 a.m. Caller reported a stop sign hanging on Clifton Avenue and Brook Road.
9:50 a.m. Officer assisted at the scene of a minor accident on Atlantic Avenue involving a dump truck and a pickup truck.
10 a.m. Caller on Carlton Road reported having received a grandparent scam phone call.
3:23 p.m. Walk-in reported an accident on Pleasant and Watson streets involving a 2022 Lexus SE and 2022 Chevrolet Equinox.
9:10 p.m. Peace restored after loud music was reported on Sandie Lane.
Saturday, Dec. 3
2:04 a.m. Suspicious phone call reported on Humphrey Street.
4:22 a.m. Report filed after disturbance on Creesy Street.
6:02 a.m. Apparent hit-and-run of parked Jeep Cherokee reported on Commercial Street.
12:27 p.m. Investigated report of larceny, forgery or fraud on Creesy Street.
3:16 p.m. Officer went to Creesy Street to take a report of a larceny. Before he knocked on the door, the officer could hear a woman inside screaming, according to his report. Officer then spoke to “hysterical” woman who reported that she suspected her roommate had stolen her deceased mother’s charm bracelet. The fact that an officer to whom she had spoken earlier did not respond to the call added to her frustration. Woman explained that she had been having an ongoing issue with man after she had allowed him to
live in her spare bedroom after meeting him at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Woman stated that he had been “playing games” with her because he knew all the laws about squatting that she did not know and was refusing to leave what he claimed was his residence. Woman continued that, all of a sudden, the man had decided to pack up his room and leave over the weekend, and she had avoided the apartment to give him space while he was moving out. However, she had returned to find that a jewelry box that had been inside her nightstand, which contained her mother’s charm bracelet, had been moved to the top of the nightstand, where she would have never left it. She then discovered that the bracelet, valued at $1,000 and four loose charms, on which she had spent $150, were missing. Woman claimed to know for certain that her roommate had stolen the bracelet. She also discussed with the officer a dispute that had arisen over her reading her roommate’s mail, something she said she would not do purposefully but might have done inadvertently, as it is her practice just to grab it without looking at it and stacking it on her nightstand until the bills start to come due. Officer planned to have detectives follow up on alleged bracelet theft. She was advised to do her best to steer clear of her roommate until he had moved out fully and call police if she needed further assistance.
9:31 p.m. Walk-in reported tree partially down on Smith Street.
Sunday, Dec. 4
8:12 a.m. Larceny, forgery or fraud investigated on Creesy Street.
8:49 a.m. Landscapers using leaf blowers reported on Hawthorn Road.
11:25 a.m. Assisted with Old Car Club parade on Front Street.
2:35 p.m. Officer went to Maverick Street to investigate a disturbance, where he spoke to a resident about a confrontation that had just occurred with a man with whom he had worked 10 years earlier at the Department of Revenue. The resident said the man had shown up unannounced and was irate. Resident said he tried to talk to his former co-worker but was met with a “completely assaultive and unruly attitude,” so he shut the door and dialed 911. The man continued to scream obscenities and challenge him to come outside before leaving in a grey vehicle. Resident told the officer that he had heard from others that the man had a history of making threats and calls. Based on that information, the officer spoke to a sergeant with the Tewksbury Police Department who reported that the same man had shown up at the home of a resident of that town upset about a fantasy football league incident that had occurred over five years earlier.
4:08 p.m. A gold chain was found and turned over to officer while he was working a detail at the Marblehead Veterans Middle School. Another officer picked up the chain and brought it back to the station.
5:28 p.m. Assisted with disabled vehicle on West Shore Drive and Cornell Road.
Monday, Dec. 5
9:58 a.m. Investigated neighbor issue on Gallison Avenue.
10:13 a.m. Investigated vehicle crash reported on Beacon Street.
12:07 p.m. Investigated report of trash and parking issues on Marion Road Extension.
2:59 p.m. Investigated report of fraudulent activity on Macy’s account of a resident of Pequot Road. Resident reported that her account had apparently been hacked and used to purchase two items that were then shipped to a man in Kansas City: two cookware sets, one valued at $60.15 and the other $85.93. The resident reported that Macy’s had been able to cancel the orders and that she was not out any money at this time. Officer advised the resident to monitor her bank account and credit reports for any additional fraudulent activity and gave her the information for reporting identity fraud to the FTC.
5:46 p.m. Officer met a man in the lobby who wished to file a police report regarding a resident of Harborview Lane, whom the man in the lobby said is a problem for most of his neighbors. The man in the lobby reported that, earlier in the day, the problematic neighbor had driven up to his driveway and began yelling and swearing at him, an incident that another neighbor had witnessed. Officer explained the process of obtaining a harassment prevention order, and the man said that for now he just wanted the incident documented.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
9:10 a.m. Low-hanging wires reported on Birch Street.
1:02 p.m. Officer responded to Broughton Road to take a report from a resident who was being harassed by a person using the apparent pseudonym “Tatiana Smacks” on Facebook. The resident believed the person behind the account to be a woman from Boston known to her. Resident said that she had decided to send “Tatiana” a message through Facebook, telling her that she had a lot of animosity towards her sister. “Tatiana” responded by threatening to post pictures of the resident’s 9-month-old son on Facebook and had followed through, changing her profile picture on Facebook to the child’s, which is when she decided to contact police, as she feared the woman would also post the photo elsewhere. Officer advised the resident not to engage “Tatiana” further and instead block her on Facebook.
1:06 p.m. Officer filed a report after a parked car was struck on Atlantic Avenue.
5:48 p.m. Vehicle towed after crash on Maple Street and Old Salem Road.
9:36 p.m. Larceny, forgery or fraud reported on Washington Street.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
9:25 a.m. Assisted with a vehicle that had struck a curb on West Shore Drive, suffering two flat tires.
10:04 a.m. Officer assisted at scene of vehicle crash on West Shore Drive.
10:48 a.m. Road debris reported on Green Street and West Shore Drive.
10:59 a.m. Investigated report of an inside odor that was causing unspecified “symptoms” on Crestwood Road.
1:15 p.m. Report filed after vehicle crash on West Shore Drive.
2:43 p.m. Services rendered after report of disobedient kids on Gerry and Pleasant streets.
4:35 p.m. Investigated report that car hit bump out on West Shore Drive, ruining tires.
5:28 p.m. Investigated report of an accident that had occurred on Oct. 28 on Atlantic Avenue.
8:31 p.m. Officers investigated a disturbance reported on Pleasant Street behind the Riptide. Report was that a man was yelling at and had possibly struck a child about 7 years old. After the man was identified, he admitted having taken his stepchild to the smoking area behind the Riptide to yell at him for screaming inside the establishment. Man was asked about a witness’ report of having heard someone yell at the man to stop hitting the boy. Man said he could not explain what the witness thought they heard and denied hitting his stepson. Officer checked the boy for signs of physical abuse and found none. Officer asked the child if his stepfather had hit him, and he said no. Officer asked the child if he felt safe at home, and he said yes. Officer then spoke to a witness, who reported that the man had been screaming expletives at his stepson and had also said, “I know you didn’t want to come here anyway; stop saying that I hit you.” The witness said that the young child, who was crying the whole time, replied, “But you did, but you did.” Officer then interviewed the man again, who denied the witness’ account. Man acknowledged having had two vodka shots earlier in the evening, but the officer reported that the man did not appear to be intoxicated. Officers reported the incident to the Department of Children and Families.