Man Holding Shovel and Sign Reported as Suspicious

The following information was submitted by the Marblehead Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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Thursday, Dec. 12

7:47 a.m., Emergency personnel responded to a Westminster Road address upon receiving a report that an elderly resident did not appear to be breathing. Command requested police for an unattended death. Police conferred with the medical examiner and state police. A funeral home was called to the scene.

10:18 a.m., police stood by for preacautionary reasons at a Middle Street address.

11:59 a.m., police received a report that a person was hit by a car on Elm Street and his elbow was injured.

12:24 p.m., glasses were found on Fort Sewall Lane and brought to the police station.

12:36 p.m. a broken lock on a medicine cabinet was reported on Baldwin Road. No medicine was missing but people were concerned about the broken lock.

2:02 p.m., Sudbury police called to report a local resident was the victim of a scam. The resident was told to write two checks for $15,000 each and, if he did, he would win a sum of money from the lottery and a car. An individual tried to cash a check at a Sudbury bank but the bank refused to do so.

2:20 p.m., police received a report from a Pleasant Street bank that a woman was trying to cash a bad check. The woman was taken into custody.
Police charged April Ann Umble, 34, of 100 Washington St., Apt. 201, Biddeford, Maine with uttering a false check and attempt to commit a crime.

2:31 p.m., a Franklin Street resident reported his wreath was missing from the front door.

2:48 p.m., police received a report of suspicious activity on Humphrey Street. An elderly man was holding a shovel and a sign that read: "2 Young Men Wanted." It turned out the man was looking to hire snow shovelers at properties he takes care of during the winter.

3:12 p.m., an erratic operator was reported on Atlantic Avenue and Bank Court.

4:35 p.m., a pocketbook was stolen from a an unlocked car on Guernsey Street.

5:21 p.m., a motorist reportedly blew a tire after running over a cast iron cover to a pipe. National Grid was notified since it was their line. The utility company will have someone come out and cap the pipe.


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