-- A Year-Long Look At Exciting Times --

Sunday, December 23rd
A Golden Retriever was reported wandering on Driftwood Road at 6:54 P.M.
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.M.
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 6:43 p.m.
--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 a.m.
--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 8:50 a.m.
--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 personnel.
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 them.
--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 A.M.
Tuesday, June 12th
A resident turned in two unwanted revolvers for detruction at 5:26 A.M.
Monday, June 11th
A coyote was seen in the area of Atlantic and Rockaway Avenue at 12:03 A.M.
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.M.
-- 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 9:20 P.M.
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 Clifton Avenue.
--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 P.M.
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 police arrived.
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 a.m.
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 seem dangerous."
--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 p.m.
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 the hospital.
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 p.m.
--An Arrowhead Road resident reported a coyote in the yard, at 11:45 p.m.
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 itself.
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 12:02 P.M.
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 A.M.
-- 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.


Sources: The Marblehead Reporter, Daily Evening Item,
Salem Evening News, The Boston Globe.