Marblehead police log: Aug. 12 to Aug. 18

Friday, Aug. 12

9:19 a.m. Woman came into police station to discuss ongoing issues with her neighbor. She claimed that she was now being evicted due to the neighbor’s “exaggerated and false reports.” She was advised of her rights under M.G.L.c. 258E and the process for obtaining a harassment protection order.

3:50 p.m. An officer responded to the scene of a vehicle crash on Pleasant Streeet.

4:18 p.m. A caller on Crowninshield Road reported boats making noise.

6:42 p.m. While conducting a property check at Seaside Park, an officer discovered graffiti on a bench and a trash barrel by the basketball court.

Graffiti found on bench at Seaside Park basketball court on Aug. 12.

Saturday, Aug. 13

8:18 a.m. Officer spoke with woman who at around 2 a.m. had heard people talking outside of their Smith Street about possibly trying to hot wire her husband’s truck. The woman said she had yelled at them to get away from the truck, and one of the men shouted back, “Yeah, we are moving on.” No entry to the vehicle was made.

11:10 a.m. A single key was found on the green on Wyman Road.

3:32 p.m. An officer assisted at the scene of a vehicle crash on Mariners Lane.

5:41 p.m. Officer went to Cloutman’s Lane to take possession of two Airsoft pistols, a pellet gun, and two small revolvers, as well as assorted packages of ammunition, CO2 cartridges, trigger locks, and a scope from a resident who a day earlier had met the same officer in the police station parking lot to turn in for destruction a number of other firearms.

6:23 p.m. Lost wallet reported on Jersey Street and Colonial Court.

6:46 p.m. Officer responded to Pond Street to assist with an unwanted visitor. The visitor explained that she just wanted to retrieve her belongings and then would leave. While the officer was on site, the homeowner arrived and told the officer that it would OK for the woman to retrieve her belongings. While doing so, the woman described to the officer the “utter dysfunction” of the people living at the property. She was advised not to stay there, and she indicated that was her plan. The homeowner and the original caller were also advised to call police if the woman returned.

10:15 p.m. Two patrol officers were sent to the Coffin School to investigate a report of a group of kids attempting to break in. Upon arrival, there was no one on scene, with the caller telling the dispatcher that the group had taken off towards the cemetery. One of the officers located a shed on the backside of the property that had been vandalized. The glass window had been
shattered, and it appeared as though people had been inside recently, as there was a white board inside that had notes written on it, along with a number of articles of clothing, food containers and bags, and other trash inside. The remainder of the school appeared locked up and undamaged. The group of kids could not be located.

Sunday, Aug. 14

10:51 a.m. Officer investigated report of larceny, forgery or fraud on Pleasant Street.

10:59 a.m. Officer investigated report of vandalism on Leggs Hill Road. Resident reported that he had awoken to find his mailbox lying in his driveway with his mail scattered about after having been knocked over. The mailbox had been secured to a post, which was snapped at the ground.

3:57 p.m. Officer investigated report of unwanted guest on Middle Street.

4:46 p.m. Caller on Lighthouse Lane reported hit-and-run.

6:11 p.m. Caller on Atlantic Avenue reported man harassing employees. Officer advised on-site manager to continue contacting the business’ corporate office until it agreed to get a no-trespass order against the man. Manager was also instructed to continue documenting incidents with the police department and to provide the reports to the corporate office if they continued to refuse to take action against the man.

6:29 p.m. Power outage reported on Amherst Road.

6:46 p.m. Traffic lights not cycling reported on Lafayette and Maple streets.

6:59 p.m. Power outage reported on Lafayette Street.

Monday, Aug. 15

5:39 a.m. Disturbance reported on Pleasant Street.

6:57 a.m. GoPro camera found on Beacon Street.

8:14 a.m. Officer attempted to discuss with resident her ongoing issues with volunteers at the Swap Shed at the transfer station. Resident said she believed she was being singled out for harassment and just wanted to be left alone while at the facility. Officer relayed the woman’s concerns to the health director.

10:28 a.m. Officer investigated report of vandalism on Atlantic Avenue.

1:16 p.m. Officers assisted at the scene of a vehicle accident on Waldron Court and Waldron Court Place.

6:37 p.m. An ATM card was found on Pleasant Street.

7:17 p.m. Officer investigated man’s report that, while driving around the Neck, he had pulled over to fix a problem with his radio and was confronted by an elderly man who began yelling at him that he and his wife had been harassed for hours by someone in a similar vehicle. The driver tried to explain that it was a case of mistaken identity, as he had been at a movie. But the elderly man was having none of it and allegedly struck the vehicle with a bag that seemed to contain water bottles, which the driver only later discovered had caused damage.

7:36 p.m. Caller reported workers making noise on Green Street.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

11:02 a.m. Officer investigated report of larceny, forgery or fraud on Ida Road.

11:52 a.m. Employee of Washington Street retail store reported capturing shoplifting incident on video. After two young girls came into the store, looked around for about 10 minutes and then left, employee said she discovered six rings missing, worth between $20 and $25 each. Employee provided still photos to officer and was advised to call police if they came back into the store or were seen in the area.

1:09 p.m. Visitor to police station reported having lost black cross-body bag.

1:27 p.m. Officer assisted at scene of vehicle crash on Atlantic Avenue.

6:19 p.m. Investigated report of illegally parked vehicles on Washington and Darling streets.

6:49 p.m. Officer investigated report of hit-and-run on Sewall Street. Woman reported she had parked her car around noon to go into work and had come out at around 6:30 p.m. to find that the back left of her car had been struck, leaving a dented bumper and a black scrape on the vehicle. Officer did not see any cameras on the buildings where the car had been parked.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

7:59 a.m. A driver was given a citation for a moving violation on Pleasant and Village streets.

8:17 a.m. Traffic light with a broken pedestrian signal reported on Clifton and Atlantic avenues.

Damage from an apparent hit-and-run in the parking lot behind CVS on Aug. 9.

8:45 a.m. Caller reported having lost a brown leather wallet on Atlantic Avenue and Washington Street.

8:59 a.m. Bus with “Call Police” sign illuminated reported on Humphrey and Birch streets.

11:26 a.m. Investigated report of a burglary or breaking-and-entering at a structure on Washington Street.

1:58 p.m. Caller reported that, on Aug. 9, her vehicle had been parked behind CVS Pharmacy for about an hour. She returned to find damage to the side-view mirror, both doors and rear bumper on the passenger side of her vehicle. No note had been left.

4:37 p.m. Officer investigated report of suspicious activity on Brook Road.

Pallets from a local lumber yard sit in the woods off Green Street, part of an unauthorized fort-and-bike-ramp-building project.

4:58 p.m. Officer investigated report that a white Ford van had just pulled over, and someone had dumped a bunch of pallets into the woods off Green Street. The officer had seen the van drive past him while his vehicle was parked at the end of Homestead Road at Maple Road. He followed the vehicle back to the owner’s home and spoke to the driver and his son. The son admitted he and some friends had been building a fort and bike ramps in the woods, having gotten the pallets from a local lumber yard and bringing them there in the van to build. They were under the impression that the town had given them permission for the project after stopping them from engaging in similar activities at the Lead Mills. They were informed that they would need to get express written permission from the town but, until then, would have to remove all the materials. The officer reported that both father and son were cooperative and indicated that they would soon return to the area and dismantle and remove whatever they could. While that discussion was taking place, two other officers went back to the area and found a group of boys who were similarly cooperative and immediately began breaking down and removing what they had built. While in the area, one of the officers found a stop sign, which was tagged and placed in the town garage.

6:38 p.m. Disturbance reported on Prospect Court.

8:10 p.m. Investigated report of larceny, forgery or fraud on Guernsey Street.

Thursday, Aug. 18

12:22 a.m. Loud party reported on Lincoln Avenue.

A hit-and-run accident on Aug. 18 on Smith Street left this Mini Cooper damaged and pushed into a tree.

1:49 a.m. Caller on Smith Street reported a hit-and-run that had just happened in front of her neighbor’s home. The vehicle that had been struck, a Mini Cooper, had significant damage to its left rear end and left side and had also been pushed into a tree, against which it was found resting. Officer reviewed video from the caller’s porch camera and determined that the driver of the striking vehicle appeared to be a woman with a ponytail, who could be seen getting back into her vehicle and driving off. From pieces of the striking vehicle that had been left at the scene, the make was determined to be a Subaru. The owner of the vehicle that had been struck could not immediately be roused, but he called into the police station later in the morning and learned of the details.

3 a.m. Tree branch reported down on Humphrey Street and Rose Avenue.



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