Tales From the Marblehead Police Log
Here's a look back at some of the entries that were included in our police log posts this week.
Every weekday morning, Marblehead Patch posts entries from the Marblehead Police Department's log from the day before. Then, on Sunday, we offer a round-up of some of the highlights.
This week's calls included a woman screaming in the street, a group of high school students dumping trash and an arrest made in a local liquor store hold-up.
Sunday, Feb. 5:
- At 7:00 a.m., an officer was approached by a local resident who informed him that during the weekends between 1 and 2 a.m., "a group of kids come by and mess with signs and make noise in the area" of Bessom and Anderson streets.
- At 10:56 a.m., a resident entered the police station to report a harassment issue on Facebook.
- At 1:26 p.m., a Prospect Street woman entered the police station to report a minor motor vehicle accident. The woman said she believes she knows who hit her car as it left transfer paint.
- At 7:52 p.m., police responded to a report of "screaming and yelling" on Creesy Street. Aaron C. Howell, 41, of 17 Creesy St., Apt. 6, was later arrested for assault and battery.
Monday, Feb. 6:
- At 12:36 a.m., Peter C. Sorlien, 62, of 17 State St., Marblehead, was arrested on a non-Marblehead warrant.
- At 4:02 p.m., police and fire units responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street. The accident, which involved a 2006 Lincoln Towncar, a 2007 Toyota Matrix, and a 2011 Nissan Sentra, resulted in no injuries.
- At 5:10 p.m., a woman called police to report that a co-worker found about 100 small pieces of paper strewn about the parking lot with "comments about her" on her way into a building on Tioga Way. The woman told police she believed her ex-husband was responsible.
- At 8:02 p.m., police received a 9-1-1 hang up from a home on Humphrey Street. When police called back a woman apologized and said a baby had accidentally dialed the numbers.
Tuesday, Feb. 7:
- At 5:12 a.m., a man on Evans Road called police to report that a man in his mid-20s was standing in his driveway with no shoes on. When the man was confronted, he reportedly said he was waiting for his friend and pointed to a car that was empty.
- At 11:21 a.m., police and fire units responded to Central Street for a report of an oil spill in someone's basement. The DPW was called to the scene to clean up the spill because the home owner's sump pump was pumping the oil from the basement into the street. Two vehicles were reportedly removed from the spill area.
- At 1:24 p.m., police received word that an appliance had been dumped near Stramski's Beach.
- At 2:45 p.m., a Pleasant Street business owner called police to report shop lifting. The owner said they believed they caught the incident on tape.
- At 3:01 p.m., police received word that graffiti had appeared at Gerry Playground, which included swastikas.
- At 6:22 p.m., a babysitter on Ocean Avenue called police to report a suspicious person in the yard with a flashlight. Police were unable to locate anyone near the home.
Wednesday, Feb. 8:
- At 5:41 p.m., a Spray Avenue resident called police to report someone "jack-hammering in the dark." Responding officers found that the resident was wrapping up for the evening.
- At 6:06 p.m., Matthew Ben Schwartz, 18, of 148 Pleasant St., was arrested on a non-Marblehead warrant.
- At 6:06 p.m., Maxwell Baker Martinez, 17, of 1 Abbot Court, Marblehead, was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
Thursday, Feb. 9:
- At 8:09 a.m., a Blueberry Road resident called police to report that he had become the victim of a chimney scam. The man said a chimney service company came to his house and made a high-pressure sale pitch, telling him they had to do a "rush job," which included chimney lining and masonry work. After providing them with a deposit check, the man said he looked online and found that the company scored an "F" and was "somewhat transient."
- At 9:37 a.m., the police received word from the Marblehead Fire Department that someone had dropped off ammunition and parts for destruction. A local officer responded to the scene to claim the items.
- At 11:09 a.m., police responded to a report of a student with a four-inch knife at Marblehead Community Charter Public School. The student was secured in a room with two staff members and a report was filed by someone who said they "felt threatened by the student in an earlier situation."
- At 2:40 p.m., firefighters responded to Humphrey Street for a report of a smoking vent on the side of a building. They later determined the smoke was caused by "bad pellets" in a pellet stove.
- At 4:14 p.m., police received word that a "youth on a go-kart" was riding around on Cowell and Russell streets.
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