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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 Aug. 17:

  • At 8:10 a.m., members of the State Police reportedly picked up ammunition from a home on Puritan Road.
  • At 9:49 a.m., police received an email from a resident who said they found a "spoon, used for drugs" near the buses for the Council On Aging on Humphrey Street.
  • At 11:28 a.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Pleasant Street.
  • At 4:16 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a 2001 Chrysler van and a 2010 Toyota Rav4 at the intersection of Rockaway and Atlantic avenues.
  • At 5:23 p.m., police received word that a street sign had been knocked over at the intersection of Pearl and Mechanic streets.
  • At 7:36 p.m., a Cedar Street woman called police to report that her husband was "drunk and getting aggressive."
  • At 9:37 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Atlantic Avenue.
  • At 9:39 p.m., a man playing tennis at called police to report that some kids had just hit him with a tennis ball. 

Saturday, Aug. 18:

  • At 12:37 a.m., a Bubier Road woman called police to report that he daughter was having an "emotional break-down." The daughter was reportedly check on by an EMS crew.
  • At 1:03 a.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident involving a 2002 Lincoln Town Car and a 2004 Ford Taurus on Shorewood Road.
  • At 9:56 a.m., police received word that the snack shed at was broken into overnight and that two coffee makers and the cash box were taken.
  • At 3:45 p.m., a resident entered the to report that there was a man in a red shirt standing by the bus stop on Pleasant Street "yelling at women."
  • At 3:54 p.m., a man called police to report that he ended up locked in at the transfer station while getting compost. A town employee reportedly let the man out of the building.
  • At 8:36 p.m., police responded to a report of "explosions" coming from the area of . 
  • At 10:58 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near a playground on West Shore Drive.
  • At 11:56 p.m., police received word that one of the doors at had been shattered. 

Sunday, Aug. 19:

  • At 12:04 a.m., police responded to a report of a loud party at the intersection of Sewall and Bowden streets.
  • At 12:26 a.m., police received multiple calls regarding fireworks on Fader Place.
  • At 3:12 a.m., a woman on Wyman Road called police to report that she "heard a loud bang and then a (man) was standing on her porch." Benjamin W. Martin, 29, of 114 Woodmill Road, East Windsor, N.J., was placed in protective custody and later released to his mother.
  • At 4:34 a.m., police received multiple reports of fireworks in the area of Leggs Hill Road.
  • At 5:57 a.m., a resident on Ocean Avenue called police to report that it appeared someone threw a rock at his 2010 Volkswagen GTI sometime overnight.
  • At 12:21 p.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on Gilbert Heights Road involving a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2004 Honda Accord.
  • At 3:36 p.m., a man on Garfield Street called police to report that "items were taken from his property within the last week."
  • At 5:39 p.m., a woman called police to report that her pocketbook was taken from her 2011 Mercedes E550 and also that a "heavy white substance (was) put in it."  
  • At 9:06 p.m., police responded to a report of a loud party on Orne Street.
  • At 11:04 p.m., police responded to a report of fireworks on Ocean Avenue.

Monday, Aug. 20:

  • At 12:23 a.m., police responded to a report of a loud party on High Street.
  • At 8:29 a.m., a man called police to report that he "was almost run down by a (motorist) who blew the stop sign" at the intersection of Devereux and Smith streets.
  • At 10:15 a.m., a Rockaway Avenue man entered the to report that all of the peaches on his peach tree were stolen. The man said he didn't believe that local wildlife was responsible because "they've taken their share for the season." The man also told police that someone stole a baby tree from his yard earlier this summer.
  • At 11:15 a.m., the Lynn Police Department requested that a local officer go by the home of the local woman who was reported to be dating .  
  • At 12:11 p.m., police responded to a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident on Washington Street involving a 2003 Honda Civic.
  • At 12:16 p.m., police received a 911 call from a man who said "sorry wrong number" and then hung up.
  • At 4:34 p.m., police received word that a set of flares and a flare gun were found while a local home was being cleared out. The flares were reportedly turned over to the .
  • At 11:06 p.m., police responded to a report of an intoxicated woman on Stratford Road.
  • At 11:07 p.m., a woman called police to report that her elderly mother had gone down to to get groceries and hadn't come home yet.
  • At 11:33 p.m., a woman walking near the intersection of Elm and Cowell streets called police to report that a drunk woman had come out from behind a stone wall and scared her. The drunk woman was later taken home by her boyfriend.

Tuesday, Aug. 21:

  • At 12:41 a.m., a motorist in a 1997 Ford Explorer was ticketed for running the stop sign at the intersection of Pleasant and Washington streets.
  • At 6:32 a.m., local police and fire units responded to a fire alarm on Ocean Avenue.

Wednesday, Aug. 22:

  • At 9:33 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of School and Essex streets involving a 2004 Ford Escape and a 2005 Volvo SE S60.
  • At 11:11 a.m., a sergeant with the Lynn Police Department called the to ask if local police were familiar with a local resident. Lynn police said the man "keeps sending envelopes with letters and cash in them" and a message saying "thanks for the protection." Local police reportedly provided Lynn officers with the man's cell phone number and work address so they could return the money.
  • At 5:54 p.m., a resident called police to report seeing "a man smoking weed while walking" on Pleasant Street. Police were unable to locate the man, who was described as wearing tan shorts and a navy blue and red shirt.
  • At 6:51 p.m., a woman on Ocean Avenue called police to complain about a man who has been hanging around on the rocks outside of her house. The woman said the man acts very strange and "masturbates while looking at her window." The woman said she photographed the man and wanted to give it to police. The man wasn't in the area when officers arrived. 

Thursday, Aug. 23:

  • At 1:02 a.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Pond Street.
  • At 1:24 a.m., police responded to a domestic disturbance on Lincoln Avenue.
  • At 1:52 a.m., police responded to a noise complaint on Sewall Street.

If you have questions about this police log, please send them to Marblehead Patch.

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