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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 Marblehead Police Department'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.

Saturday, Sept. 15:

  • At 12:20 a.m., police responded to a parking complaint on Cloutman's Lane.
  • At 12:57 a.m., police responded to a report of loud music on Washinton Street.
  • At 7:30 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Ralph Road.
  • At 7:41 a.m., police responded to a parking complaint on Washington Street.
  • At 7:49 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Ralph Road.
  • At 8:18 a.m., a Powder House Court resident called police to complain about a neighbor who "leaves loud music on all night."
  • At 9:32 a.m., a resident on Roundhouse Road called police to report that a vacant 1999 Buick Centry parked on their street looked as if someone was living in it.
  • At 10:35 a.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident on Humphrey Street involving a 2006 Mercedes E350 and a 2008 Toyota Highlander.
  • At 10:57 a.m., police responded to a parking complaint near the intersection of Harbor and Ocean avenues.
  • At 11:05 a.m., a man called police to report losing a black suede wallet on State Street sometime Friday night.
  •  At 1:02 p.m., police responded to a parking complaint on Franklin Street.
  • At 1:15 p.m., police responded to a parking complaint on Village Street.
  • At 1:36 p.m., police responded to a parking complaint on Washington Street.
  • At 2:31 p.m., police responded to a parking complaint on Corinthian Lane.
  • At 4:26 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Chestnut Street.
  • At 5:13 p.m., police were alerted to a black pickup truck that was "doing about 60 mph" on Humphrey Street with construction equipment in the back. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • At 5:48 p.m., police responded to a parking complaint on West Shore Drive.
  • At 5:50 p.m., police received word that an elderly woman was driving erratically in a 2010 Hyundai Elantra near the intersection of Humphrey Street and Ralph Road.
  • At 6:17 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Powder House Court.
  • At 7:24 p.m., a man on Front Street called police to see if his car had been towed.
  • At 7:44 p.m., a resident called police to report that the flag on the first pole on Marblehead Neck was coming down.
  • At 8:04 p.m., a resident called police to report finding an iPod on Old Salem Road.
  • At 8:09 p.m., Swampscott police called the station to report that they had been receiving calls regarding possible flares going off in the area of Ram Island. The local Harbormaster and US Coast Guard reportedly responded to the area just south of Ram Island and Dolphin Island but didn't find anything. The original reporting party told police he saw "15 to 20 flares go off just south" of the islands.
  • At 9:11 p.m., police received word that there was "a large group on Brown's Island." Responding officers reportedly found a small group on the island with tiki torches and a small bonfire.
  • At 9:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a loud gathering in the resident's lot at Devereux Beach. 
  • At 10:07 p.m., police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Endicott Avenue.
  • At 10:33 p.m., an intoxicated man on Pleasant Street reportedly called police for help home. The man told police he was drunk and didn't want to drive home. The man was reportedly taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital but left after being sectioned. He was described as "wearing a hospital jonny, gray and brown pants with an IV still in his arm." The man was reportedly located by Salem police.

Sunday Sept. 16:

  • At 12:19 a.m., a motorist on Washington Street called police to report that an erratic operator in a black SUV had just run them off the road.
  • At 1:07 a.m., police conducted a property check on Hillside Avenue.
  • At 1:19 a.m., police responded to a 911 call from a home on Lincoln Avenue.
  • At 1:47 a.m., a woman on Lee Street called police to report "hearing 11 distinct pops toward old town" and "also heard an animal after that." The woman said she feared someone was shooting at a raccoon. Officers determined that a party bus had just arrived in the area and the sounds may have been fireworks.
  • At 5:43 a.m., police responded to a report of two suspicious kids on BMX bikes heading inbound on Pleasant Street.
  • At 11:33 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Village Street.
  • At 12:09 p.m., a resident entered the police station to report losing a "greenish bi-fold wallet with money inside." The wallet reportedly had mountains on the front of it.
  • At 1:33 p.m., a handbag was reportedly found by a merchant on Atlantic Avenue.
  • At 1:37 p.m., the Harbormaster received word that the pilot of an ultralight aircraft got themselves stranded on an island offshore.
  • At 2:04 p.m., a man called police to report that a stray dog ran up to him and he didn't know who it belonged to. The dog was later returned to its owner.
  • At 4:41 p.m., police responded to a report of a loud group on Pleasant Street.
  • At 4:55 p.m., police responded to a parking complaint near the intersection of Front and Union streets.
  • At 5:58 p.m., a Linden Street man called police to report that a cell phone and land line phone had been stolen from his house.
  • At 7:49 p.m., a police vehicle reportedly clipped the mirror of a 2007 Toyota Camry on Elm Street.

Monday, Sept. 17:

  • At 3:57 a.m., a Lehman Road resident called police to report that someone had just rang their rear doorbell, which is in a fenced in yard. Responding officers were reportedly unable to locate anyone in the area.
  • At 7:48 a.m., police responded to a parking complaint on Maple Street.
  • At 8:17 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Ocean Avenue.
  • At 8:45 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Richard Road.
  • At 11:48 a.m., a motorist in a 1999 Nissan Altima reportedly ran out of gas on West Shore Drive after coming from a funeral.
  • At 1:32 p.m., an Elmwood Road resident entered the police station to report receiving a call from a phone scammer.
  • At 3:23 p.m., a resident on Buchanan Road called police to report that her son was being threatened by another kid.
  • At 3:29 p.m., a man on Kenneth Road called police to report that a suspicious trailer was parked in front of his house. The owner of the trailer reportedly told police he had to park it on the street because he didn't have room in his driveway.
  • At 3:31 p.m., police responded to an accidental 911 call from a home on Humphrey Street.
  • At 6:55 p.m., police conducted a well-being check on Hillside Avenue. A man was reportedly placed in protective custody and taken to the hospital.
  • At 8:01 p.m., a resident reported losing a Toyota key somewhere between Devereux Beach and Marblehead Neck.
  • At 8:59 p.m., a resident on Franklin Street called police to report that a red and white Gary Fisher bike had been taken from their front porch.
  • At 10:10 p.m., a resident on West Shore Drive called police to report that the window of their 2012 Toyota Camry had been smashed and a briefcase was stolen. 

Tuesday, Sept. 18:

  • At 7:31 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Hathaway Road.
  • At 8:11 a.m., the Harbormaster's Office called police to report that someone had taken a kayak without authorization.
  • At 9:30 a.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle on Washington Street involving a 2012 Ford Explorer and a 2007 Jeep Wrangler.
  • At 10:41 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Washington Street.
  • At 11:08 a.m., police responded to an accidental 911 call from a home on Circle Street.
  • At 11:14 a.m., police responded to a 911 call from a home on Ocean Avenue.
  • At 11:18 a.m., police and fire units responded to a report of an alarm sounding on Darling Street. The alarm ended up being from a faulty smoke detector.
  • At 12:38 p.m., a motorist reported that a driver in a black BMW was operating erratically on Beacon Street.
  • At 8:58 p.m., a motorist near the intersection of Maple and Tedesco streets called police to report an erratic operator.
  • At 9:06 p.m., a woman on Ocean Avenue called police to report that a 17-year-old she was watching had become verbally abusive and was "getting out of hand."
  • At 9:50 p.m., a woman on Maverick Street called police to report that a car had been parked outside of her house with its lights on for an hour.
  • At 10:26 p.m., police responded to a report of a tree limb down at the intersection of Beacon Street and Bradlee Road.

Wednesday, Sept. 19:

  • At 12:08 a.m., police conducted a property check on Cliff Street.
  • At 3:30 a.m., a resident on Atlantic Avenue called police to report that an alarm had been going off across the street for more than an hour. The alarm was reportedly caused by a faulty upstairs smoke alarm.
  • At 8:03 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Atlantic Avenue.
  • At 8:59 a.m., police received word that a gas company would be shutting off the gas at a building on Village Street.
  • At 9:10 a.m., police attempted to serve a warrant on Devereux Street.
  • At 9:28 a.m., a resident on Tedesco Street called police to report that an gold BMX-style Mongoose bike had been stolen in the last 48 hours.
  • At 9:29 a.m., a resident on Robert Road called police to report "companies who are fraudulently representing themselves as being located in Marblehead."
  • At 9:52 a.m., a lockdown drill was conducted at Village School. 
  • At 11:01 a.m., police responded to a report of a disabled motor vehicle near the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Pleasant Street.
  • At 11:08 a.m., police responded to a parking complaint near the intersection of Washington and Franklin streets.
  • At 11:19 a.m., police conducted a well-being check on Rowland Street.
  • At 1:37 p.m., police responded to an accidental 911 call from a home on Puritan Road.
  • At 6:19 p.m., a resident entered the police station to report that a 2010 Toyota Matrix parked in front of the Three Cod Tavern was struck.
  • At 6:42 p.m., police responded to a parking complaint on Green Street.
  • At 6:44 p.m., a resident entered the police station to report losing a pink iPhone at Devereux Beach. 
  • At 8:28 p.m., police responded to a report of suspicious activity on Village Street. Sam Mastronardi, 17, of 128 Pleasant St., was arrested for trespassing and being a minor in possession of alcohol; Michael W. Johnson, 18, of 271 River St., Mattapan, was arrested for trespassing and being a minor in possession of alcohol; and a 16-year-old was arrested for trespassing and being a minor in possession of alcohol.
  • At 9:36 p.m., police responded to a report of a disabled motor vehicle on Washington Street.
  • At 9:47 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Humphrey Street.

Thursday, Sept. 20:

  • At 12:34 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Nanepashemet Street.
  • At 8:00 a.m., a resident was escorted from the police station to the Boston Yacht Club. 
  • At 8:29 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Ocean Avenue.
  • At 8:50 a.m., police responded to an unattended death on Front Street.
  • At 9:52 a.m., a resident entered the police station t complain about a parking situation near the intersection of Clifton Avenue and Hammond Place.
  • At 11:46 a.m., a resident on Sheldon Road called police to report that a man was going through the garbage.
  • Ar 1:38 p.m., police responded to an accidental 911 call from a home on Ferry Lane.
  • At 2:01 p.m., police responded to a report of a smashed car window on Rose Avenue. Responding officers determined that the window was likely smashed by a lawn mower.
  • At 2:45 p.m., an employee at Marblehead High School called police to report that a teacher was down by the access road and radioing up "that there are a number of students there smoking and getting high."
  • At 3:06 p.m., a motorist on Pickwick Road called police to report that a black Audi convertible had just driven down the road going 50 mph.
  • At 4:19 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of West Shore Drive and Stramski Way involving a 2000 Saab SE and a 1996 Chevy Tahoe. 

Friday, Sept. 21:

  • At 2:25 a.m., a resident entered the police station to report that he hadn't heard from his girlfriend and it was unusual for her not to check in. The woman was later located.

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