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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 's log from the day before. Then, on Sunday, we offer a round-up of some of the more notable entries.

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

Friday, March 16:

  • At 8:04 a.m., police received a call regarding a "suspicious man" sitting in a motor vehicle in front of a house on Pickwick Road.
  • At 9:53 a.m., police received word that a student had left without permission. It was later found that the student was being arraigned in court.
  • At 12:49 p.m., an Elm Street man called police to report that a kid was "on a go-kart racing around the neighborhood." The man said he "almost ran the kid over the other day because he was so hard to see." The kid was stopped and told to walk the go-kart home.
  • At 1:01 p.m., a motorist called police to report that the person had almost hit a pedestrian with a stroller on Jersey Street because there were three cars parked in a way that they were blocking the sidewalk. The vehicle were tagged.
  • At 2:47 p.m., a man called police to report that a crossing guard on Pleasant Street had "jumped out into traffic abruptly" to stop his truck, causing him to be rear-ended. The man said he didn't feel the accident was the other driver's fault, but the crossing guard's.
  • At 11:46 p.m., a Barnard Hawkes Court woman called police to request a well-being check on a six-month-old and a 3-year-old next door who were "screaming." Responding officers determined that "everything was OK."
  • At 11:52 p.m., a State Street resident called police to report that a loud group was gathering outside of . 

Saturday, March 17:

  • At 12:38 a.m., police responded to a reported assault on Pleasant Street.
  • At 1:32 a.m., a Dartmouth Road resident called police to report that there was a group of kids "partying in a car" who were getting out and running across his lawn.
  • At 10:33 a.m., police responded to a report of two infants left unattended in a vehicle on Washington Street.
  • At 5:09 p.m., a Jersey Street man called police to report that his car was keyed and his tires were slashed. The man told police he "believes it may have been his ex-girlfriend who did it. "
  • At 5:34 p.m., an Atlantic Avenue resident called police to report a "strong odor of marijuana coming from a nearby porch."
  • At 7:59 p.m., a Marblehead woman called police to report that her 23-year-old son was "destroying the house."  Responding officers reported that the man "jumped out of a window and took off" with a sword. Police later located and secured the sword. The man was reportedly taken into custody and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital.
  • At 11:25 p.m., a Mount Vernon Street man called police to report "spooking" a teen who he found in his driveway with a flashlight dressed in all black. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Sunday, March 18:

  • At 12:02 a.m., an Alexander Circle woman called police to report that a man was "yelling at her and smashing things."
  • At 8:14 a.m., a Treat Road resident called police to complain about some hired contractors who were working too early on a Sunday.
  • At 10:13 a.m., a Longview Drive man called police to complain about a teen who has been using a motorbike at the . The teen was reportedly advised not to drive in the area again.
  • At 11:49 a.m., a motorist on Ocean Avenue called police to report being threatened by someone in a Jeep.
  • At 5:07 p.m., police received a report of a group of kids on Humphrey Street who were "on the roof of the shed, throwing things and swearing."
  • At 5:16 p.m., a woman called police to report that a man had become "drunk and belligerent" following a basketball game at and had pushed her mother.
  • At 7:35 p.m., a Jersey Street resident called police to report a 2-year-old child had just wandered into a yard in just a T-shirt.

Monday, March 19:

  • At 7:46 a.m., police and fire units responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident on West Shore Drive involving a 2008 GMC Sierra and a 2009 Subarau Impreza. Traffic had to be temporarily re-routed around the accident.
  • At 9:27 a.m., police and fire units responded to a report of "smoke in the basement" on Kenneth Road. Firefighters later determined the source of the problem was the burner blowback.
  • At 3:11 p.m., police received word that there may be a fight between two students at . 
  • At 5:48 p.m., a man on Washington Street called police to report that a blue truck had almost hit two pedestrians and "when they yelled at him, he put it in reverse and drove back toward them."

Tuesday, March 20:

  • At 9:28 a.m., a Flint Street woman called police to report that an iPad was stolen from her car last week.
  • At 11:10 a.m., police received word that a red Ford truck was traveling at a high rate of speed and nearly hit several pedestrians on Ocean Avenue. The vehicle was later stopped by police, a ticket was issued, and the driver's parents were notified of what had happened.
  • At 1:36 p.m., an employee at called police to request a report taken regarding a stolen iPhone from the school's locker room. 
  • At 3:29 p.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lafayette Street and West Shore Drive.
  • At 3:38 p.m., a woman called police to report that "she came up behind a man who was zipping up his pants" while she was jogging on the tracks near Village Street. The woman said she wanted it reported because there were children in the area. Responding officers were unable to locate the man.
  • At 11:39 p.m., a Nonatum Road man called police to report coming across his ex-girlfriend "slashing his tires, keying his car and trying to pour sugar in his gas tank" with three other women in a tan or gray Hyundai. Responding officers were unable to locate a vehicle matching a description provided by the man. Photographs were reportedly taken of the damage.

Wednesday, March 21:

  • At 1:02 a.m., a West Cottage Street woman called police to report that her 15-year-old son "took off" after she went to bed. The boy was later located by police.
  • At 11:47 a.m., a Ruby Avenue resident called police to report that a man acting suspiciously who "looked like he didn't belong" was walking in the middle of the street.
  • At 12:48 p.m., a local woman called police to report that a man had just "come across the causeway with three large bags of cans" and she was worried the town would lose money because "the cans were set out for recycling."
  • At 1:31 p.m., a woman on Dartmouth Road called police to report that she had just had a conversation with another motorist who had a 3-year-old unrestrained in the front seat. Responding officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At 4:51 p.m., police issued two citations for possessing marijuana at the intersection of Harbor Avenue and Ballast Lane. Citations for illegal tint and an improperly displayed inspection sticker were also issued.
  • At 7:23 p.m., a Stony Brook Road resident called police to report that a black pickup truck had driven down his street and done "something like a doughnut and burn(ed) rubber back up the street.

Thursday, March 22:

  • At 10:01 a.m., Sean G. O'Sullivan, 44, of 10 Spring St., Marblehead, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and an inspection sticker violation.
  • At 10:09 a.m., a Maverick Street woman called police to report that white van that was "oversized, creepy and looks awful," was parked on her street. The van was reportedly gone when responding officers arrived.
  • At 11:32 a.m., police received word of a past motor vehicle accident involving a 2004 Toyota Camry and a 2008 Toyota Yaris on Pleasant Street.
  • At 12:14 p.m., a man on Lafayette Street said a woman ran into his car and laid under it as his wife was backing out of the driveway to make it seem like she had been hit. A witness confirmed that the motor vehicle had come to a full stop before the woman bumped into it and laid down on the street.
  • At 1:03 p.m., a syringe was discovered in the driveway of a home on Ruby Avenue.
  •  At 1:21 p.m., a local woman called police to report that she overheard a bunch of kids would be meeting up at . The woman said she would like the kids identified and she wants to know why they had been dismissed from school.
  • At 1:58 p.m., a Trager Road resident called police to report a scamming attempt.
  • At 3:04 p.m., a resident on Rockaway Avenue asked to speak to an officer about someone stealing money.

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