Marblehead police log, Jan. 12-18, 2023: After bathroom dispute, unruly potty mouth storms out of Dunkin’

Excerpts from the Marblehead police log of Thursday, Jan. 12 through Wednesday, Jan. 18, 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.

Thursday, Jan. 12

5 a.m. An officer filed a report after a two-vehicle crash on Humphrey Street and Rockaway Avenue.

8:25 a.m. A walk-in to the police station reported an issue with the traffic signal on Ocean and Atlantic avenues.

Friday, Jan. 13

1:02 a.m. An officer investigated a report of suspicious activity on Nonantum Road and filed a report.

2 p.m. An attempted traffic stop led to a police chase involving four officers in the area of West Shore Drive and Waterside Road. 

2:17 p.m. An officer filed a report after investigating a general complaint on Broughton Road.

5:38 p.m. A caller reported kids on bikes doing wheelies on Lafayette Street. An officer was unable to locate them.

6:05 p.m. A 22-year-old resident was arrested on a Marblehead warrant on unspecified charges on Pitman Road.

Saturday, Jan. 14

2:58 a.m. Officers checked and secured a building after a report of suspicious activity on Pleasant Street.

9:14 a.m. An officer conducted an investigation on Sewall Street after a walk-in made a general complaint and filed a report.

11:52 a.m. Drag-racing vehicles were reported on Humphrey Street. Officer could not locate them.

7:37 p.m. Caller reported a past accident involving two vehicles on Atlantic Avenue. 

10:54 p.m. Services were rendered after an intoxicated woman was reported on State Street.

11:34 p.m. An officer investigated a general complaint on Green Street and Tioga Way and filed a report.

Sunday, Jan. 15

12:51 p.m. An officer assisted at the scene as the Fire Department extinguished a fire in a bathroom fan on Merritt Street.

1:08 p.m. Officers investigated a report of a tree or branch down on Smith Street.

2:31 p.m. An officer filed a report after speaking with a Rowland Street resident about ongoing harassment.

2:32 p.m. Officers assisted with a bus that had gotten stuck on Pleasant and Washington streets.

2:53 p.m. Icy road conditions were reported on Village Street. 

4:53 p.m. An officer investigated a 911 call from an elevator on Pleasant Street.

7 p.m. An officer filed a report after responding to the scene of a vehicle crash on Lafayette and Maple streets.

Monday, Jan. 16

12:23 a.m. Officers assisted Salem Police by closing Lafayette Street at Carna Road.

6:20 a.m. An Evans Road resident reported lost computers.

9:32 a.m. An officer investigated a report of past threats on Follett Street and filed a report.

10:42 a.m. An issue related to a town snowplow was reported on Tedesco Street.

11:43 a.m. A caller on Gas House Lane reported that the street had not been plowed. The complaint was passed along to the Department of Public Works.

12:25 p.m. A caller reported a dislodged manhole cover on Sargent Road. The hazard was removed.

3:46 p.m. Suspicious activity was reported on Farrell Court. No action was required.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

7:23 a.m. An officer investigated the report of a vehicle crash on Pleasant and Lafayette streets.

1:48 p.m. An officer investigated a report of an unruly customer at the Dunkin’ in Village Plaza. An employee did not know the man’s name, but he was a regular customer. He was described as a middle-aged, tall, white male with a large build. Employee said the man had come into the store and asked to use the bathroom. He was told that, per store policy, he would need to make a purchase first. The man became enraged, according to the employee, ranting and cussing at her and other store employees. To calm him down, they told the man he could use the restroom, which he did. However, he continued his tirade upon doing his business and exiting the bathroom. Before leaving, he threw a stack of cardboard trays in anger. He then got in his vehicle and drove away. The employees were advised to call the police if the man returned to the store. 

2:17 p.m. An officer investigated a report of suspicious activity on Pinecliff Drive.

3:55 p.m. An officer investigated a report of a vehicle driven by a man that had been going slowly past a Turner Road residence for months. The resident had been able to take a picture of the vehicle’s license plate, from which police were able to determine the identity of the driver. Earlier in the afternoon, the resident and her daughter had approached the vehicle and spoken to the driver, and some of his comments concerned them. Man explained that he had not been looking at her house but rather at the sign for Waterside Cemetery, where his wife is buried. Officer then spoke to the man who confirmed that he indeed drives by the cemetery daily, but only because he misses his wife. He apologized for any misunderstanding. Officer determined that the man did not show any signs of mental deterioration and that his explanation was sound.

4:01 p.m. A hazard was removed from Mohawk Road and Pleasant Street.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

9:28 a.m. Officer investigated a report that a vehicle’s mirror had been struck and damaged on Spring Street.

12:29 p.m. A Clifton Avenue resident asked to speak with an officer.

6:15 p.m. An officer responded to the scene of a vehicle crash on Pickett and Stacey streets and filed a report.

7:50 p.m. Officers performed a well-being check on Robert Road and filed a report.

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