POLICE LOG: Driver confronts pedestrian after near collision

Excerpts from the Marblehead police log Nov. 1-9. 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.

Nov. 1

2:45 p.m. — Officer Andrew Clark conducted over 30 minutes of targeted traffic enforcement at the intersection of Pleasant and Smith streets during school pickup hours, issuing two citations for motorists allegedly turning right on red and running a red light. 

3:50 p.m. — Officer Robert Picariello took a report from a Ralph Road woman that her parked, unlocked vehicle was allegedly entered overnight and her purse (containing her wallet, three credit cards, driver’s license and work ID badge) was stolen. The woman realized the items were missing when she went to leave for work in the morning. She reported the theft to her employer as the work badge provided building access. 

5:14 p.m. — Officers Jason McDonald and Andrew DiMare responded to a parking lot behind The Beacon restaurant for a report of a confrontation between the male driver of a work van and a 19-year-old male pedestrian. Witnesses said the van driver allegedly yelled at the pedestrian after nearly hitting him while quickly turning into the lot. Witnesses reported seeing the driver allegedly exit the van and begin shouting at the younger man for around a minute before getting back in the van and driving away. No injuries or physical contact occurred.

Nov. 2

11:39 a.m. — Officer Douglas Mills took a report from a Gallison Avenue woman who said her neighbor entered her unlocked home without permission to confront her about a tree on the property that the neighbor wanted cut down. The woman said her neighbor began yelling at her about the tree before leaving on her own accord after approximately five minutes. 

Nov. 3

9:10 p.m. — Officer Jason McDonald spoke by phone with a Green Street woman who reported someone attempted to impersonate her and fraudulently withdraw money from her bank account earlier that afternoon. The woman was notified by her bank, TD Bank, that an unknown individual wearing a mask had gone into their Pearl River, New York, branch claiming to be her. The bank contacted the woman to confirm the suspicious activity. She reported the incident to the local police in Pearl River and was advised to also file a report with Marblehead Police. 

Nov. 6

10:28 a.m. — Officer Andrew Clark conducted a traffic stop on Atlantic Avenue, clocking a vehicle driven by a Lynn woman allegedly traveling above the 35 mph speed limit. A computer check showed the vehicle’s registration was inactive, so it was towed. The officer seized the license plates but issued only a verbal warning for speeding. 

2:14 p.m. – Capt. Matthew Freeman took a report from an Evans Road man that the newly purchased New Hampshire trailer license plate for his boat trailer was lost at some point during a drive between Marblehead and Florida over the past weekend. The man noticed the plate was missing upon arriving in Florida. 

Nov. 7

6:27 p.m. — Officer Dennis DeFelice met with a Weston Road woman at the station who reported her neighbor on Devereux man Street has exterior yard lights positioned in a way that allegedly shines directly into her home. The woman believes the lighting is intentional harassment from her neighbor, with whom she has had multiple disputes. She informed DeFelice she plans to seek a harassment prevention order against the neighbor. 

Nov. 9

12:36 p.m. — Officer Douglas Mills responded to the station lobby and spoke with a Vine Street woman who reported that she, her husband and her adult son had received suspicious mail claiming to be housing court subpoenas requiring them to appear in court. The documents appeared to be partially handwritten and photocopied. After calling the housing court to verify, Mills learned the documents were legitimate pre-stamped subpoenas that had been purchased and filled out by a neighbor with whom the family has had ongoing disputes.

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