Excerpts from the Marblehead police log of Thursday, Dec. 22 through Tuesday, Dec. 27, 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. 22
12:13 a.m. Officers responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Roosevelt Avenue and Elm Street.
8:19 a.m. At least one vehicle was towed after a crash involving three vehicles on Rockaway Avenue.
8:47 a.m. A walk-in to the police station reported that the pedestrian signal was not working on Humphrey and Maple streets.
8:54 a.m. Officer filed a report related to a conversation he had at the police station with a man whose Chevy Silverado truck had been struck sometime overnight sometime after he parked it in front of his residence on Highland Terrace. Man said that he did not have a doorbell camera but would be checking with his neighbors to see if any of them did.
9:41 a.m. An officer investigated a report of a road-rage incident in which the driver believed he was being followed on Humphrey Street and Brookhouse Drive.
12:55 p.m. An officer assisted a resident on Washington Street.
1:15 p.m. Caller reported an issue with a sticker that had been placed on a car on Bessom Street.
1:16 p.m. Police assisted with “storm questions.”
1:58 p.m. An officer investigated a report of kids on a roof on Atlantic Avenue.
2:37 p.m. Officers assisted at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Atlantic Avenue.
2:47 p.m. A caller on Washington Street reported having lost a purse.
3:54 p.m. An officer assisted a Farrell Court resident.
4:04 p.m. An officer assisted a Haley Road resident.
4:11 p.m. An officer assisted a walk-in to the police station.
6:13 p.m. An officer investigated an emergency call from an elevator on Pleasant Street.
7:45 p.m. Two officers went to Lee Street to investigate a report that a tenant who had been evicted earlier in the day had returned to the property, violating a no-trespassing order. Constables had sealed the apartment off and posted an eviction notice and no-trespass order on the door of the apartment. When officers arrived, they could hear someone moving around in the apartment, and the eviction notice was gone from the door. One of the officers knocked, and after a couple of seconds, a man opened the door and identified himself as the evicted tenant. Man explained that he had returned to grab some personal belongings that the eviction company had left behind. He added that the constables had never served him a no-trespass order. In response to a question from one of the officers, the man acknowledged that he had seen the eviction notice on the door and had taken it down and thrown it in the trash. The man retrieved the notice, which had been ripped in half, and handed it to one of the officers. Dispatcher made contact with the property owner who declined to press charges against the man for now but said that he would do so if the man returned to the apartment again. After the officer explained to the man the legal jeopardy he could be subjecting himself to, the man handed over his only key to the apartment, and an officer walked through the apartment to ensure there was no damage. Outside, the man told the officers that he had nowhere to go and no family members willing to help him out. One of the officers informed the man of a program that would give him some assistance.
10:19 p.m. Officers assisted a Washington Street resident.
Friday, Dec. 23
5:03 a.m. A caller reported a tree or branch down on Lafayette Street and West Shore Drive.
5:08 a.m. As a result of a storm that brought high winds into town, police received the first of several calls requesting assistance from the Light Department or Department of Public Works on Shepard Street. Additional calls came in from Ocean Avenue at 5:48 a.m., Highland Terrace and Village Street at 6:08 a.m. and Front Street at 6:57 a.m.
7:57 a.m. A caller reported that a large limb had come down on West Street.
8:04 a.m. A caller reported a limb on a wire on Charlotte Road and Humphrey Street.
8:13 a.m. A caller reported a downed wire in the driveway on Ocean Avenue.
8:34 a.m. A caller inquired as to whether the causeway had been closed due to rising tides. By 8:50 a.m. it had been.
9:02 a.m. Officers investigated a report of a missing boy on Washington Street and filed a report.
9:31 a.m. A caller reported a hanging wire on Cliff Street.
9:36 a.m. A caller reported water in the roadway on Atlantic Avenue and Preston Beach Road.
10:04 a.m. A caller reported a drone flying on Highland Terrace.
10:32 a.m. Officers assisted with the closing of the road on Beacon Street at Gingerbread Hill Road.
10:49 a.m. An officer assisted with the investigation of a report of a fire in a yard on Harding Lane.
11:09 a.m. An officer assisted a driver trying to navigate a blocked stretch of Beacon Street at Crowninshield Road.
11:21 a.m. A caller reported an issue at the Marblehead Animal Shelter on Village Street.
11:33 a.m. An officer assisted with the investigation of a report of smoke in a basement on Lehman Road.
11:47 a.m. A caller reported that the Tree Department was blocking the road on Highland Terrace and Village Street.
12:26 p.m. A caller on Pond Street reported that the road was blocked.
12:26 p.m. A cell-phone caller reported a missing wallet on Bessom Street.
1:28 p.m. A caller reported a hanging wire on Carol Road.
1:57 p.m. A caller reported that a beach gate was open on Ocean Avenue.
2:01 p.m. An officer assisted a Lighthouse Lane resident.
2:46 p.m. A caller on Conant Road reported having found shopping carts.
3:07 p.m. Officers investigated a report of an open front door on Glendale Road.
4:15 p.m. Officers investigated a report of a downed tree branch on a car on Tedesco Street.
4:31 p.m. An officer investigated a report of a tree or branch down on Crestwood Road.
4:41 p.m. Officer investigated a report of a tree or branch down on Atlantic Avenue and Beach Street.
5:29 p.m. A resident on Edgewood Road reported a power outage.
5:55 p.m. Officers restored the peace after a disturbance on Atlantic Avenue.
6:58 p.m. Officers investigated a report of suspicious activity on Pleasant Street.
7:32 p.m. Officers responded to a report of wires and a tree down on Commercial and Prospect streets.
7:55 p.m. An officer investigated a report of a tree or branch down on Pleasant Street.
9:23 p.m. An officer restored the peace after a disturbance on Pleasant Street.
Saturday, Dec. 24
10:35 a.m. An officer investigated a report of “hanging wood” on Pleasant Street.
10:39 a.m. A caller reported a tree or branch down on Puritan Road and Morgan Lane.
10:59 a.m. A caller reported a tree or branch down on Liberty Lane.
11:02 a.m. An officer investigated a general complaint on Mechanic Street and filed a report.
11:13 a.m. A walk-in to the police station reported a hit-and-run that had occurred on Washington Street.
3 p.m. A cell-phone caller reported that a town tree had broken a fence on Devereux Terrace.
7:25 p.m. Three officers responded to a disturbance on Pleasant Street. The investigation also took them to Rowland Street. A report was eventually filed but was not yet publicly available as of the time of the Current’s request.
Sunday, Dec. 25
8:51 a.m. A caller reported a tree or branch down on West Shore Drive and Village Street.
9:54 a.m. An officer assisted an Intrepid Circle resident and filed a report.
11:40 a.m. An officer and the Marblehead Fire Department assisted with a house lockout on West Shore Drive.
12:32 p.m. An officer investigated a report of a man singing and dancing in the street on Seaview and Atlantic avenues.
5:15 p.m. A caller reported having received annoying phone calls. No police action was required.
6:36 p.m. Officers investigated a disturbance on Creesy Street.
9:25 p.m. A person was taken into protective custody after several officers responded to a general complaint on Atlantic Avenue.
Monday, Dec. 26
9:48 a.m. A person was transported to the hospital after officers were called in to assist another agency on Lafayette Street.
11:40 a.m. An officer responded to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Atlantic Avenue, but no action was required.
11:50 a.m. An officer investigated a general complaint on Creesy Street and filed a report.
3:22 p.m. Services were rendered to a walk-in to the police station who reported an issue involving ice and a sump pump.
Tuesday, Dec. 27
8:37 a.m. An officer investigated a report of missing jewelry on Tedesco Street and filed a report.
8:56 a.m. Officer spoke with a resident of Gingerbread Hill Road, who stated that over the last few weeks, she had had two “ring and runs” at her property. On Monday night, she stated that three teenage boys had been using a cellphone camera to film through the window to the right of the front door into her living room. Woman said that her husband had chased after the boys, who had fled down Gingerbread Hill to Grace Oliver’s Beach and up Beacon Street. The woman was unable to give a description of the individuals or their clothing. While the woman has a teenage son, she said that he did not recognize the boys who had been filming, who had cut through their backyard from Mill Pond Road. Woman said that, as far as she knew, her son was not having any issues with anybody.
12:17 p.m. An officer assisted a resident on Creesy Street and filed a report.
12:55 p.m. An officer investigated a report of larceny, forgery or fraud on Corinthian Lane.
2:22 p.m. A resident came into the police station to report that his vehicle had been struck while parked on Darling Street sometime between Dec. 25 and Dec. 27. The damage was to the driver’s side front door, and there was no debris left in the street.
3:19 p.m. A report of missing signage on Selman and Front streets was referred to another agency.
9:25 p.m. Officers responded to the scene of a working fire on Atlantic Avenue.