Excerpts from the Marblehead police log of Thursday, June 15 through Monday, June 19, 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, June 15
10:56 a.m. An officer investigated a report of an unlocked bicycle on Farrell Court.
1:29 a.m. An officer assisted at the scene of a vehicle crash on Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue.
1:46 p.m. An officer took a report from the town treasurer that National Grand Bank had alerted her that a Fitchburg resident had presented a fake check, allegedly from the Town of Marblehead, in an amount of nearly $4,100. The officer passed the information along to detectives for further investigation.
4:12 p.m. An officer spoke at the station to a woman who had had four credit cards stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at Devereux Beach about an hour earlier. She explained that she had left her vehicle unlocked as she went to throw away some trash and returned to discover her purse on the passenger seat had been opened and the four credit cards removed, possibly by a man and woman who had been in an SUV parked next to her vehicle. The woman had been able to cancel the credit cards before any transactions had been made on them.
Friday, June 16
7:34 a.m. An officer investigated a report of vandalism on Pleasant Street.
8:53 a.m. An officer assisted at the scene of a vehicle crash on Ferry Lane.
10:41 a.m. An officer spoke in the police station lobby with a woman who had found a note on her car from a person who had been driving two cars behind a vehicle that had struck the mirror of the woman’s vehicle before driving off. The woman showed the officer the damage to her vehicle, which was “very minor,” according to the officer’s report. The officer contacted the driver of the striking vehicle, who had been unaware that she had hit the mirror. She offered to pay out of pocket for the damage, which the woman in the police station found acceptable. She was given the other driver’s contact information.
10:46 a.m. An officer spoke by phone with a woman calling on behalf of her mother who had received a telephone call at around 9:30 a.m. from a woman with an Indian accent claiming to be from Medicare. The woman’s mother was asked if she had received her new Medicare card, and she replied no, after which she provided her name, address, date of birth, Medicare ID number and her primary care doctor. The woman then contacted Medicare and confirmed she had been the victim of a scam. The officer relayed the information to detectives for further investigation.
11:53 a.m. An officer assisted at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Atlantic Avenue.
12:41 p.m. Annoying phone calls reported on Cliff Street.
12:46 p.m. Annoying phone calls reported on Cloutmans Lane.
3:26 p.m. A walk-in to the police station reported an incident of larceny, forgery or fraud.
9:44 p.m. Officers investigated the report of a disturbance on Bessom Street.
10:44 p.m. An officer investigated the report of a bonfire on Jersey Street.
Saturday, June 17
3:10 a.m. Officers investigated a report of suspicious activity on Green Street.
12:51 p.m. A caller reported a tree or branch down on Elm Street.
2:04 p.m. An officer assisted with the investigation of an odor in a home on Dennett Road.
3:26 p.m. An officer investigated a disturbance reported on Pond Street.
3:31 p.m. Officers investigated the report of kids in the area on Mechanic Square.
8:12 p.m. An officer investigated the report of a low-hanging branch on Jersey Street and West Shore Drive.
8:24 p.m. An officer investigated the report of a tree or branch down on Mariners Lane.
10:35 p.m. An officer investigated a report of suspicious activity on Pleasant Street.
11:09 p.m. A downed tree or branch was reported on Beacon Street.
Sunday, June 18
7:10 p.m. Officers investigated a disturbance reported on Pond Street.
7:37 p.m. Officers assisted at the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Lafayette Street and West Shore Drive. At least one of the vehicles had to be towed.
10:46 p.m. Officers investigated the report of suspicious activity in the area of Lafayette Street, Everett Paine Boulevard and Robert Road.
Monday, June 19
10:38 a.m. An officer spoke with a Willow Road resident regarding an event that had taken place the previous day involving her neighbor on Buena Vista Road. The child of the Willow Road resident had observed the Buena Vista Road resident cutting down a forsythia bush on the Willow Road property. The Willow Road resident told her neighbor to stop cutting the bushes, which she did. The neighbor then gathered the clippings and went back to her home. The Willow Road resident explained that she and her neighbor had a history of issues, including property-line disputes, which had led the Willow Road residents to put up a fence in the rear of their property, near a right-of-way, which had upset the Buena Vista Road resident who demanded they trim back the bushes and hedges to allow access to the right-of-way. The Willow Road resident said they had intended to comply with their neighbors request, just not at the location where the forsythia was located, before their neighbor took matters into her own hands. Earlier in the day, the Buena Vista Road resident had apologized to the Willow Road resident. The officer advised the Willow Road resident about the option of obtaining a no-trespass order against her neighbor and also spoke to the neighbor, advising her of her neighbors’ wishes to remain off their property.
10:54 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance on Devereux Street.
12:12 p.m. An officer took a report of larceny, forgery or fraud made by a walk-in to the police station.
12:57 p.m. An officer assisted at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Lafayette Street and Widger Road.
4:02 p.m. A person was transported to the hospital after an apparent opioid overdose on Countryside Lane.
5:04 p.m. Officers investigated a report of phone threats on Broughton Road.
5:11 p.m. Officers assisted at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Washington Street.
6:35 p.m. An officer went to Broughton Road to investigate a report that a bicycle and dirt bike had been stolen from the driveway and sidewalk in front of the house. A neighbor told the officer that she had witnessed an older woman take the bike and the dirt bike and put them in the back of her minivan, believed to be a burgundy Chrysler Town and Country.
7:04 p.m. Officers investigated the report of suspicious activity on Elm Street.
8:25 p.m. On Monday June 19th, 2023, I was working my assigned patrol shift 3:45-11:45pm in marked unit 67. At approximately
8:25 p.m. An officer was stopped at a red traffic light on Pleasant Street, facing outbound towards Humphrey Street. As the light remained red, he observed a black sedan pull up next to him. According to his report, when the light turned green, the black vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. The officer began pacing the vehicle and clocked it at a speed of 44 mph in a posted 30 mph zone. The officer pulled the vehicle over on Humphrey Street outbound in the area of Ida Road. As a result of the ensuing investigation, the plates were removed from the vehicle, and the vehicle was towed.
11:11 p.m. Officers restored the peace after a disturbance was reported on Clifton Avenue.