Excerpts from the Marblehead police log Oct. 18-23. Consistent with state law, Marblehead Police have adopted a policy of not providing media outlets reports related to incidents involving domestic violence, juveniles and matters that remain under investigation.
1:41 a.m. — Officer Nick Fratini met with a resident at the police station. The resident reported being harassed by her upstairs neighbor for several months and installed security cameras and noticed a bicycle placed in front of one camera under the porch. She suspects her neighbor put it there to block the camera. The officer advised the reporting neighbor to apply for a harassment protection order.
8:29 a.m. — Officer Doug Mills responded to a noise complaint at Abbot View Lane. The reporting parties complained of loud music coming from their neighbor at Ocean Avenue. Mills heard loud music coming from the neighbor’s backyard. Mills spoke to the neighbor who had already turned off the music. The neighbor said the music was for her kids playing outside. Mills suggested keeping the volume lower in the future.
4:16 p.m. — Officer Jason McDonald responded to an ongoing neighbor dispute at Pond Street. A resident showed McDonald a video of her neighbor’s daughter allegedly moving the resident’s bicycle from under the porch. The front wheel fell off in the process. McDonald observed the bike to be in poor condition. He put the wheel back on and advised the neighbor to apply for a harassment protection order if needed.
9:15 a.m. — Officer Doug Mills conducted traffic enforcement on West Shore Drive in the area of Dodge Road. He performed two motor vehicle stops for speeding. Traffic flow was light to moderate.
11:25 a.m. — Officer Doug Mills took a report from a Swampscott resident regarding damage to her vehicle the previous night in the area of Pond and Elm streets around 9:30 p.m. The reporting party heard a pop while driving but was unsure of the cause. She noticed damage to her passenger mirror and front right fender the next morning. Mills advised he would reach out if someone reported any damage.
2 p.m. — Officer Doug Mills took an unemployment fraud report by phone. The reporting party said they received letters that her state taxes were intercepted related to a fraudulent unemployment claim. The reporting party filed a report with the unemployment office. Mills advised her to contact credit bureaus and document the identity fraud.
5:28 p.m. — Officers Andrew DiMare and Michael Farewell responded to a loud party complaint at Weston Road. The initial response found nothing, but the caller called back, saying a juvenile from Weston Road threatened him. DiMare spoke to the homeowner who said she was hosting an Octoberfest-themed party. The homeowner agreed to move the party inside.
1:55 p.m. — Officer Tim Morley spoke with a resident at the station regarding issues with a neighbor from Mechanic Court. The resident was concerned about a potential threat made by the neighbor after he reported her dog having been allegedly off-leash. Morley advised the neighbor to continue reporting concerning incidents and that he could pursue a harassment prevention order.
4:26 p.m. — Officer Dean Peralta responded to Tioga Way for a vehicle into a building. He reported his juvenile son accidentally accelerated instead of braking, causing their truck to strike the building.
6:25 p.m. — Officer Dennis DeFelice responded to Gilbert Heights Road for a disturbance involving an Uber driver and passenger who did not have money to pay the fare. The parties came to an agreement to get the passenger home.
8:11 a.m. — Officer Charles Sweeney responded to Green Street for a past hit and run. The victim’s vehicle sustained damage overnight while parked. Sweeney checked the area for surveillance cameras but did not locate any capturing the incident.