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Scamming Victim Tried to Buy Condo on EBay

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

The following is an excerpt from the 's log:

Thursday, Sept. 13:

  • At 9:03 a.m., a summons was served on Cheever Avenue.
  • At 9:32 a.m., a resident entered the to turn over a black wallet discovered on Ocean Avenue. 
  • At 9:51 a.m., police responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on Lime Street.
  • At 10:17 a.m., a Hawkes Street resident entered the police station to report that he had been scammed while conducting a real estate transaction online. The man was reportedly trying to buy a condo in Florida on EBay.
  • At 10:56 a.m., police responded to a report of suspicious mail.
  • At 1:24 p.m., police received a call from the North Shore Physicians Group regarding a 97-year-old patient there who they felt shouldn't be driving. The local Council on Aging was reportedly notified to help the woman with her transportation needs.
  • At 2:14 p.m., a woman on Front Street called police to report that her friend was overdue. The woman later found her friend.
  • At 2:40 p.m., an employee at called police to report that they heard a fight was going to happen after school by the gate. Police reportedly dispersed a small crowd of students near the railroad tracks.
  • At 6:45 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Maverick Street.
  • At 6:54 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Atlantic Avenue.
  • At 11:54 p.m., police responded to a 911 call from a home on Brookhouse Drive.

Friday, Sept. 14:

  • At 4:00 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on West Shore Drive.
  • At 7:23 a.m., a resident entered the police station to report losing an iPhone on Front Street.

If you have a question about this police log, please send it to Marblehead Patch.

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