Sunday, December 23rd
A Golden Retriever was reported wandering on Driftwood Road at 6:54
Saturday, December 22nd
A Pleasant Street resident asked police to see if someone was living
in her basement at 12:08 A.M.
Wednesday, December 19th
A caller reported a suspicious person standing on the corner of
Atlantic Avenue and Community Road, smoking a cigarette, at 10:30 A.M.
but he was gone when police arrived.
-- A Swampscott resident backed her car into a fire hydrant on Atlantic
Avenue at 7:34 A.M.
A resident reported family members steali
Tuesday, October 2nd
A man was found living in a parked van on Roundhouse Road at 10:50
A resident reported family members stealing her clothing at noon.
A bird flew into Samples clothing store on Atlantic Avenue at 2:19 P.M.
Thursday October 4th
Police were called for the report of a woman trying to run over another
woman and a child on Maple Circle at 8:24 A.M.
Friday October 5th
Two men were reported lying on the grass off Bessom Street with
a brown bottle at 4:58 P.M.
Tuesday, October 2nd
A caller said a bird on a Lindsay Street porch was acting "catatonic"
at 7:37 A.M.
Saturday, September 29th
A drunken woman on the hood of a car on Atlantic Avenue was taken
home by police at 9:58 P.M.
Thursday, September 27th
A male vomiting in the street at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and
Chestnut Street at 6:15 A.M. was placed in protective custody.
Tuesday, September 25th
A caller from the YMCA reported a box of knives was left near a
donation box at 8:56 A.M.
Sunday, September 23rd
A Bartlett Street woman said a raccoon in the driveway made it impossible
for her to access the home at 6:56 AM.
Saturday, September 22nd
Five men in dark suits were reported to have gotten out of a van
on Briar Lane at 12:56 AM, but police were unable to locate them.
Wednesday, September 19th
A caller reported a Middle Eastern male walking through the nighborhood
around Anchorage Lane at 11:40 AM.
Tuesday, September 18th
A dispute at a beauty salon on Pleasant Street required an officer
at 9:10 AM.
Thursday, September 13th
Kids in a blue BMW were reported doing "doughnuts" in
the parking lot at Star of the Sea Parish Center at 2:27 P.M.
Wednesday, September 12th
A baby oppossum was reported in a filing cabinet at a Washington
Street address at 6:56 P.M.
Sunday, September 9th
Caller reported two kids with no hellmets on bicycles on West Shore
Drive at 4:35 p.m.
Saturday, September 8th
--Resident reported that his car had been struck by paintball at
--A West Shore Drive resident reported a "rabid" skunk
hissing and jumping on her sprinkler at 7:31 p.m.
Friday, September 7th
--The school resource officer returned a truant student to the High
School at 1:27 p.m.
--Injured crow reported on the front lawn of the Eastern Yacht Club
at 5:49 p.m.
Wednesday, September 5th
--Complaint lodged about noisy delivery truck on Atlantic Avenue
at 6:51 a.m.
--A resident turned an umbrella she had found in to police a t 8:20
--Stolen mailbox reported on Atlantic Avenue at 11:29 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4th
--A driver on Atlantic Avenue was giben a verbal warning for a "harsh
and objectionable noise," his "very loud" stereo, at
--Investigation of suspicious activity on Pearl Street discovered a
man sitting in his car, waiting for a painting crew at 9:05 a.m.
--Three boys on bikes reported in the middle of West Shore Drive
at 2:36 p.m.
-- Somebody broke into Marblehead High School and robbed money from
a vending machine, as discovered at 5:36 AM.
Monday, September 3rd
Vandals decorated a Devereux Street yard with shaving cream and toilet
paper, reported at 10:20 PM.
Thursday, August 30th
A caller from Harbor View Lane reported a skunk "not walking well"
at 8:21 AM
Wednesday, August 29th
A loose iguana crpssed Brookhouse Drive at 12:23 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28th
Kids on skateboards and pogo sticks were reported on Mechanic Street
at 10:49 PM.
Sunday, August 26th
People on Village Street making a film with a fog machine got the
steam mistaken for smoke at 7:41 PM and were visited by police and fire
Saturday, August 25th
-- A seal was reported in distress under teh Clark Landing pier
at 12:30 PM but the assistant animal control officer said the creature
was merely sunning itself.
-- Two nude female subathers were reported at Goldthwait Beach at 12:54
PM. A police officer couldn't find them.
Tuesday, August 24th
-- Multiple callers reported a loud noise at 2:50 AM and many times
thereafter. It was the Salem Power Plant letting off steam.
-- Perfomers at Fort Sewall claimed a neighbor started a lawn mower
just as the performance was beginning at 1:15 PM.
-- A caller reported a group going into Chandler Hovey Park with a bag
of "stuff" at 11:32 PM.
Tuesday, August 21st
-- A driver reported that she may have hit a parked car on Pleasant
Street at 11:16 AM.
-- A caller reported a man running out of the bushes on Walkdron
Court at 11:37 PM.
Saturday, July 28th
A live bird visited a Jefferson Street house at 9:34 a.m.
Friday, July 27th
A skinny dog was found on Devereux Beach at 1:25 p.m.
Thursday, July 26th
--An Ocean Avenue resident called at 8:35 a.m. and said screens
were removed from her windows overnight. It turned out her son had removed
--A sick racoon visited Leslie Cove at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, July 23rd
A Beverly Avenue resident reported having coaxed an iguana down from
a tree in his yard at 12:13 P.M.
Sunday, July 22nd
Two beheaded chickens were found in the parking lot of St. Stephen;s
Uited Methodist Church at 5:43 PM. Police have saved the chickens, which
lived in the neighborhood, in order to have a veterinarian determine
if they were killed by an animal or by a malicious person.
Thursday, July 19th
A caller on Washington Street reported a noise disturbance. A police
office found a couple on the deck, enjoying the night, and sent them
inside at 2:42 AM.
Tuesday, July 17th
An electrical transformer fell off a utility pole on top of a car
at the corner of Abbot And Jeffereson streets at 4:13 P.M.
Sunday, June 24th
A caller saw a coyote or fox with a cat in its mouth sauntering
down Homestead Road at 3:28 A.M.
Saturday, June 23st
A mouse with three broken legs was brought to the police station
at 7:59 P.M.
Friday, June 22nd
Teenage girls were reported fighting in the 7-Eleven parking
lot at 11:01 P.M. but were gone when police arrived.
Wednesday June 20th
A skunk got stuck in a storm drain near 25 Lafayette Street at 6:31
Tuesday, June 12th
A resident turned in two unwanted revolvers for detruction at 5:26
Monday, June 11th
A coyote was seen in the area of Atlantic and Rockaway Avenue at
Saturday, June 9th
Kids were reported throwing things at cars at the corner of Mugford
and Mechanic Streets at 9:38 P.M.
Thursday, June 7th
-- A Village Street resident reported a squirrel stuck in a pool
at 7:54 A.M.
-- A resident got a ticket for impeded operation of a motor vehicle
on Hunphrey Street at 9:07 A.M. The driver had a "large dog"
in her lap.
-- Four kids in a blue Jetta were reported to have thrown a water
balloon at a 9-year-old on Bessom Street at 3:29 P.M.
Wednesday, June 6th
-- A Culmet Lane resident reported a sick crow in her yard at 10:01
-- A Cloutman's Lane cat was quarantined by the animal control officer
at 10:21 A.M.
-- A Pond Street resident reported a cat brought a bird into the house
at 1:42 P.M.
Tuesday, June 5th
A multiple car accident involving high schools students celebrating
the end of the year took place on Lafayette Street at 7:48 A.M. and
sent one student to the hospital for treatment.
-- A Pond Street resident reported a cat brought a bird into the house
at 1:42 P.M.
-- Officers checked on a group if kids at Gatchell Playground at
Friday, June 1st
A duckling got stuck in a manhole near 49 Norman St. at 12:28 p.m.
and it was reported that the mother duck was "very angry."
The animal officer and DPW responded and made Mama Duck happy.
Thursday, May 31st
A caller complained that a parent dropped off a child for school in
a driveway at 10:06 a.m. and asked police to ask the child's parents
to drop off the child on the sidewalk in the future.
Tuesday, May 29th
A caller reported a man sitting in a parking lot at Devereux Beach
for four hours in the bathroom.
Sunday, May 27
Kids were reported running on the roof at Bell School at 7:50 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23
--Two cats were bitten in different parts of town. At 8:12 a.m.,
one was bitten on Orne Street and five minutes later, one bitten on
--Officer Lori Cameron rescued five baby ducklings, among a flock
of 11 ducklings, who fell into a storm drain on Cloutman's Lane at 10:18
a.m. Cameron said the mother duck was frantic, hearing the babies quacking
in the drain, but a contractor working in the area lifted the drain
cover and she uded a pool skimmer to fish the ducklings up, one at a
time, to a delighted Mama Duck. The incident followed a similar incident
on Orne Street about two weeks earlier.
Tuesday, May 22
A dead animal was reprted at the corner of WEst Shore Drive and
Jersay Street at 6:22 a.m.
Sunday, May 20
A street sign was reported rolling around in the street at the corner
of Bessom and Anderson streets at 9:37 p.m.
Friday, May 18
Two kids with bicycles were reported loitering on Summer Street
at 3:54 p.m.
Sunday, May 6
--Report of a dog eating debris in the middle of Atlantic Avenue,
at 12:11 a.m.
--Report of a Port-a-John tipped over on Village Street, at 3:27 a.m.
--An officer bumped into a woman in front of the station who reported
having a particular medical problem that "only occurs when she
is in Massachusetts," at 4:43 a.m.
Thursday, May 3
--A woman reported a swerving car on Tedesco Street, at 12:08 a.m.
Accoridng to the log, the driver was using a cell phone.
--Report of a feral cat trapped on Susan Road, at 7:07 a.m.
--Report Jehovah's Witnesses in the area of Ocean Avenue and Wallace
Road, at 9:31 a.m.
--Report of a tree fire ignited by an electocuted ssquirrel on Phillips
Street, at 1;17 p.m.
Wedneesday, May 2
Report of Jehovah's Witnesses in the area of Bubier and Wyman roads,
at 1:25 p.m.
Monday, April 23rd
Report of a contractor on West Street looking for advice on baby squirrels,
at 9:06 a.m. According to the report, he said if he continued working
on a roof he would block the babies in, but if he removed them he felt
the mother would reject them. The contractor put the baby squirrels
in a basket.
Sunday, April 22nd
Report of a large bush in the middle of Tedesco Street, at 7:39
Thursday, April 19th
Report of a 62 year-old female who stole two pairs of children's nylons
from an Atlantic Avenue merchant, at 11:56 a.m.
Tuesday, April 17th
Report of an "irate tax payer" at the Mary Alley Municipal
building, at 12:02 p.m. According to the report, the man could be heard
yelling in the backgroud.
Sunday, April 15th
--A man was taken to a mental health facility after having a breakdown
and drilling holes in a neighbor's front door, at 2:37 A.M.
-- A woman reported that a man at Seaside Park "appeared to be
using the park as a restroom," at 6:16 P.M. The man was gone when
Saturday, April 14th
--A mother reported receiving annoying collect phone calls from
her 28-year-old son, at 1:56 A.M., none of which she accepted.
--A West Shore resident reported that a raccoon in her back yard refused
to leave and her children were concerned that the Easter Bunny wouldn't
be able to come to the house, at 7:47 P.M.
Friday, April 13th
A Washington Street resident reported being "creeped out"by
two men parked in a gold truck in front of her house, at 7;37 p.m. According
to the report, the men questioned her as to how many people lived in
her house and if she lived alone.
Thursday, April 12th
Police tracked down a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old grl who'd been
reported overdue by each of their parents, at 3 a.m.
Friday, April 6
Report of several teenagers hanging out in the "secret garden"
area of Abbot Library, at 11:23 p.m.
Thursday, April 5
--Report of Jehovah's Witnesses in he area of Atlantic Avenue and
Central Street, at 9:31 a.m.
--A cat stuck between two windows on the second floor of a Washington
Street residence was rescued by the animal control officer, at 11:49
Wednesday, April 4
--A Pleasant Streer resident was concerned about a parking-lot attendant
who he said was jumping in front of cars on Pleasant Street, at 8:10
a.m. According to the report, the complainant watched the attendant
jump in front of a car that was leaving the lot the wrong way and slam
his hand on the hood. When the complainant went to back up he
said the attendant jumped behind his car. The complainant said
his real concern was for the attendant's safety "as his practices
--The manager of a Pleasant Street business reprted a man took
cheese, at 11:47 p.m.
Sunday, April 1st
A State Street resident complained that a raccoon was on her deck,
looking inside, at 5:33 P.M.
Saturday, March 31st
Police responded to a report of youths jumping in bushes on Pleasant
Street and Bubier Road, at 10:31 P.M..
Saturday, March 17th
--Report of a child having a temper tantrum in the backyard of a
Tufts Street residence, at 5:32 a.m. According to the report, called
in by a neighbor, the mother had just left for work and the child, dressed
in pajamas, was crying and yelling for her. Police found the father,
the house and the child "all to be in good order."
-- Police recieved a 911 call from two 11 year old girls upset about
an overflowing toilet at a Gerald Road residence, at 12:37 p.m.
--A local woman called the police out of concern that the au pair
she recently fired might return to the house, as the parting was "not
friendly" at 6:24 p.m.
--A Ruby Avenue Resident reported a cat had been stuck in a tree for
two nights, at 7:40 p.m.
Friday, March 16th
--Report of a large raccoon running around in the area of the Glover
School, at 7:10 a.m.
Thursday , March 15th
--Police responded to a report of youths tying a another youth to
a tree at Tedesco Street and Brookhouse Drive, at 5:35 p.m. According
to the report, the group was making a movie.
Monday March 12th
--A Washington Street resident reported that a woman had asked him what
time it was and what day it was, which he felt was strange, at 9:36
a.m. According to the report, the woman appeared "fine."
Sunday, March 11th
--A Jersey Street resident complained that someone had added anatomical
features and a pink bra to a snowman in front of his house, at 4:38
Saturday March 10th
--Report of a woman loading rocks off Devereux Beach, at 4:21 p.m. Police
told the woman to unload the rocks.
Wednesday, March 7th
--Report of a man laid out on the railroad bed in the snow, at 11:58
a.m. According tot he report, the man, who looked to be in his 30's,
had his head in the snow and was talking to himself. He was taken to
Tuesday, March 6th
--Report of a Lafayette Street residen concerned abotu a person
kneeling by the river behind her house, at 2:34p.m. According to the
report, the person "appeared to be reaching for something in the
river" and had been there "for awhile." After using a
pair of binoculars to look closer, however, the caller realized that
what she had thought to be a kneeling person was actually a rock.
--Report of a dead duck in front of a house on Orne Street, at 6:20
--An Arrowhead Road resident reported a coyote in the yard, at 11:45
Sunday, March 4th
--A father complained that his daughter was recieving phone calls from
a young man and he wanted him to stop, at 7:16 p.m.
Saturday, March 3th
--A man and a woman fighting on Auburndale Road were sent on their way
by police, at 12:44 a.m. According to the report, the verbal argument
started in their car and then moved outside, at which point the car
keys were thrown in the street and couldn't be found. When the keys
were located the couple was sent on their way.
--Police responded to a report of a low-flying plane in the area of
Preston Beach, at 8:19 p.m. No plane was found when police arrived.
Wednesday, February 28th
--A dog-walker reported being followed by a coyote on the railroad bed,
at 6:37 a.m.
Tuesday, February 27th
--A Devereux Street resident reported that her Portuguese water dog
named "Glover" had gottten loose and was missing, at 1:135
p.m. The woman called back an hour later and said she'd found the dog
in the second flor bathroom.
Wednesday, February 21
--A car was egged by a passing car on West Shore Drive, reported
at 12:09 A.M.
-- A intoxicated 15-year-old youth was found lying in the brush
just off West Shore Drive near the Tower School "in an unconscious
state," at 1:39 A.M. He was taken to the hospital. Police had been
alerted by the parents of an overdue youth.
-- Report of kids in gray sweatshirts throwing things cars on Atlantic
Avenue at 3:06 P.M.
Tuesday, February 20th
-- A caller reported a seal in distress at the Village Street pier,
at 2:39 P.M. According to the report, the seal was OK and just sunning
Sunday, February 18th
Police repsonded to a report of a suspicious man sitting in his van
"for a long time" on Bessom Street, at 3:07 P.M. According
to the report, it was nothing suspicious and the man was just reading
the paper. He was sent away.
-- Report of a man hanging onto a tree on Green Street, at 8:38 P.M.
Friday, February 16th
-- Police moved along two lovers who were parked on Tedesco Street,
at 12:07 A.M.
-- A Michigan man complained that his ex-wife, who lives in Marblehead,
had called and threatened to kill him, at 10:19 P.M.
Wednesday, February 14th
-- A Byors Road resident complained about a dog "going to the bathroom"
on his lawn, at 11:03 A.M.
-- A Peach Highlands resident reported a raccoon in the fireplace, at
Sunday, February 4th
-- A Jersey Street resident reported that two strange males in an RV
out in front of her house "stared her down," at 10:07 P.M.
Friday, February 2nd
-- Report of a baby seal shivering on the dock at the Boston Yacht Club,
at 11:51 A.M.
-- A Beacon Street resident reported his ex-girlfriend had left a burning
candle on his car and made threats, at 10:15 P.M.
Wednesday, January 31st
A school bus driver reported that a purple minivan failed to stop behind
him on Jersey Street abd came within a few inches of striking a girl
boarding the bus, at 7:48 A.M. According to the report, when the bus
driver honked the horn at the motorist, she replied, "What do you
want me me to do? I'm late."
Sunday, January 28th
-- Police responded to a report of a woman walking across the Causeway
in her bathrobe, at 12:46 A.M. Police were unable to locate the woman.
-- A Gingerbread Hill resident reported that her husband was having
an uncontrolled nose bleed, at 8:12 A.M.
Saturday, January 27th
-- A Rockaway Avenue resident reported her keys and her cat were locked
in her car, at 9:41 A.M. According to the report, police were unable
to gain access.
Thursday, January 25th
-- Report of a pigeon that kept flying into the netting on the rocks
by the White Hen Pantry at 4:58 P.M.
Wednesday, January 24th
-- An orange tabby cat with gooseberry eyes was hit by a car on Tedesco
Street at 7:33 A.M.
-- Police made a well-being check on a residence to follow up a distress
call, at 5:35 P.M. According to the report, the elderly resident reported
that a large group of men were outside her home and not letting her
out. The caller also stated that "the baby is sleeping" and
her sister was not feeling well. The caller was apparently suffering
from delusions, and she was taken to the hospital. Police left a note
for the woman's sister, who called an hour later and said her sister
was not making up things and that "each night her brain is being
picked apart." Six hours later, police received another call from
the woman, who had gone to the hospital to pick up her sister, stating
that not only was her sister not being released, but that she herself
was going to be held at the hospital.
-- Police responded to a report that a man was hanging on a fence on
Green Street, at 8:17 P.M. Police did not find anyone when they arrived.
Sunday, January 21st
-- Report of a black dog standing out side shivering on Tedesco Street,
at 1:06 A.M.
-- A Beacon Street resident reported a loose raven in her home, at 8:39
-- Report of kids on inner tubes tied to an SUV being "whipped
around" on Lime Street, at 2 P.M.
Saturday, January 20th
-- Police responded to a report of a person locked in a tanning booth
on Pleasant Street, at 11:56 A.M.
Thursday, January 18th
-- A squirrel acting strange and approaching children at the Eveleth
School was captured and euthanized, at 12:40 P.M.
Wednesday, January 17th
-- A West Shore drive resident reported a raccoon "acting bizarre"
on her front lawn, at 10:19 P.M.
Tuesday, January 16th
-- Police reported a call from a husband who reported his wife was emotionally
upset, at 7:05 A.M. According to the report, the wife could be heard
in the background of the 911 call begging that the husband not to call.
The woman was taken to the hospital and police drove the husband, who
was unfit to drive.