Excerpts from the Marblehead police log of Wednesday, Dec. 28 through Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. 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.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
1:32 p.m. Ice in the street reported on Nicholson Street.
1:34 p.m. An officer investigated a minor accident in which a vehicle’s mirror had been struck on Village Street and West Shore Drive.
5:57 p.m. Assistance was rendered to a Mechanic Street resident.
9:04 p.m. Assistance was rendered to a Beverly Avenue resident.
Thursday, Dec. 29
12:25 a.m. Two officers were dispatched to Broughton Road to check on the well-being of a baby, which they could hear crying from a second-floor bedroom upon their arrival. After several minutes of knocking on both the front and rear doors and receiving no answer, the officer decided to check to see if the doors were unlocked before requesting the assistance of the Marblehead Fire Department to gain entry to the residence. To the officer’s surprise, the front door was unlocked. He requested permission from the officer-in-charge to enter the residence to ensure the well-being of any and all occupants, as the baby was still crying. As officers entered the home, they called out and checked the first floor before making our way up the stairs. On the second floor, they encountered the crying baby in the first bedroom to the right and then found his sleeping mother in another bedroom, who only woke up after one of the officers called out to her several times. The woman was initially confused as to why the officers were in her home. But once they explained they had been called to check on the crying baby, the mother explained that she simply had not heard her son crying, as she was exhausted from being up the last few nights with him because he had not been feeling well. After making sure everyone was fine, the officers cleared the scene.
9:08 a.m. Officers investigated a report that a car was blocking a ramp on Commercial Street.
10:59 a.m. Ice was reported on South Street.
11:01 a.m. Assistance was rendered to a Seaview Avenue resident.
11:12 a.m. Officers followed up on an investigation on Cheever Avenue.
11:57 a.m. A caller on Front Street reported having lost a watch.
3:56 p.m. A credit card was found on Ocean Avenue.
5:02 p.m. Officer met at the station with a Pond Street resident who was having at least two different issues with her upstairs neighbors. One issue related to the replacement of boilers for the apartments. Woman in the station reported that she had gotten texts from her neighbor accusing her of being a “scammer,” apparently because it was taking too long to work out who would be fixing the boilers. The woman in the station had just returned from vacation with her daughter to find that her downstairs boiler had been shut off, which she figured her upstairs neighbor had done, though her text on the subject had not gotten a response from her neighbor. While the woman in the station was away, she had also been getting notifications on her phone that her “Google Home” was playing Russian music, which she had been unable to turn down or off remotely. The officer advised the woman to report any further incidents and to obtain a Harassment Prevention Order if the issues continued.
8:22 p.m. Officers assisted with the response to a chimney fire on Orne Street.
Friday, Dec. 30
8:41 a.m. An officer assisted an Amherst Road resident and filed a report.
9:52 a.m. Officers investigated a report of an open door on Nanepashemet Street.
10:29 a.m. An officer met at Seaside Park with an employee of the Park and Rec Department who had discovered someone had vandalized the bleachers by spray painting a wooden panel sometime overnight. In addition, someone had tried to break open a door, which leads underneath the bleachers, damaging the door handle but not gaining access. Officer then found that someone had broken a locking mechanism on a small door located approximately a quarter of the way up on the back side of the bleachers, gaining access to the underside of the bleachers. However, no damage was found inside.
11:56 a.m. A knocked-over pedestrian sign was reported on Smith Street.
1:26 p.m. An officer investigated a report that a rental truck had taken down wires on Washington Square.
Saturday, Dec. 31
12:42 a.m. Officer investigated a report of a vehicle with bright high beams on Stramski Way.
12:22 p.m. A Prius key was found on Beacon Street.
5:32 p.m. An officer assisted the Fire Department with investigating a report of a slight odor of gas indoors on Lincoln Park. No problem was found.
7:58 p.m. Services were rendered after a general complaint on Pleasant Street.
8:52 p.m. Assistance was rendered to a Shorewood Road resident.
10:52 p.m. A Taft Street resident reported a power outage.
Sunday, Jan. 1
1:37 p.m. A caller on Guernsey Street reported having lost a bracelet.
2:27 p.m. An ATM card was found on Lighthouse Lane.
3:19 p.m. Officer assisted with a car stuck in the sand on Ocean Avenue.
3:29 p.m. Officers assisted a resident on Heritage Way and Bessom Street and filed a report.
4:50 p.m. Assistance was rendered to a Green Street resident.
6:12 p.m. A drunken man reported on Evans Road could not be located.
7:12 p.m. A Leicester Road resident reported having received disturbing phone calls.
Monday, Jan. 2
6:50 a.m. A hazard was removed from Mohawk Road.
8:48 a.m. A caller on Pleasant Street complained about construction noise.
12:47 p.m. Officer could not locate a woman with a bong who had been reported on Elm Street.
3:12 p.m. An officer investigated a report of illegal dumping on Fort Sewall Lane.
3:46 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Village Plaza for a report of a disturbance between parties to a road rage incident. Upon his arrival, officer spoke with the caller, who reported that he had been driving inbound on Pleasant Street when a kid on a purple bike swerved into the middle of his lane. Man reported that he had to swerve into the oncoming lane to avoid striking the child, which he had done by about 20 feet, startling him. At this point, the man said that the child on the bike began taunting him. “It should be noted that kids on bikes behaving dangerously in the middle of the road have become a problem in Marblehead,” the officer wrote in his report. The man had followed the kid to Village Plaza where he intended to talk sense into the kid so that he did not get hurt while riding his bike. The man added that he intended to take the kid’s bike and drive it to the police station so that officers could speak with him. Man stated that he had followed the kid into the Village Market and began speaking with him when another man intervened, shoving him and asking him if he wanted to fight. At this point, according to the caller, the kid left the store and fled on his bike. Caller then pointed out the man who had challenged him to a fight, who was in the nearby laundromat wearing a kung-fu sweatshirt and colored shorts. Officer spoke with the man in the kung-fu sweatshirt who explained that he had never shoved the other man, but that he did get in between him and the child whose bike the man was threatening to take. The man in the sweatshirt stated he had no idea what had transpired between the other man and the child but felt the other man was threatening the child inappropriately. The caller indicated he was not interested in pressing charges against the man in the sweatshirt for shoving him. Officer advised the man that if he felt charges were warranted, he could go to Lynn District Court and file a simple battery charge himself. Officer spoke with Village Market staff who did not have access to the security footage and reported having not seen any fights.
4:20 p.m. Officer investigated a property issue on Briar Lane.
4:23 p.m. Officer assisted with an issue with a tenant on Vine Street.
5:43 p.m. Officers investigated a disturbance reported on Hereford Road.