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May 18, 2013

Police logs

Marblehead

Thursday

Police received a 11:26 a.m. report that a heavyset younger male was sleeping behind the grandstand on Wyman Road.

An officer responded to Smith Street after a 3 p.m. report that a large group of youths were standing in front of the post office and “preventing people from getting in and out of the business.”

A woman contacted police at 3:20 p.m. to talk to an officer about an apartment on Washington Street she found on Craigslist. The woman said she was about to wire a check to somebody in Millville, N.J., to rent to the apartment. “I ... told her there are warnings all over the Craigslist not to wire money and not to rent an apartment sight unseen,” wrote an officer.

Police received a 3:29 p.m. report that an elderly man in khakis and a red shirt was “just sitting on his lawn” on Longview Drive. His wife picked him up later, according to the log.

An 8:25 p.m. report of an argument brought police to Lindsey Street. An officer wrote later: “More of a loud discussion than an argument.”

Swampscott

Thursday

A Grant Road woman reported at 9:07 a.m. that a vehicle had been parked in front of her house for a week.

Police received a 12:14 p.m. report of a shoplifter at The Paper Store on Paradise Road and subsequently arrested Courtney Brewer, 23, of 59 Wyman St., Lynn, on a charge of shoplifting over $100.

A 5:21 p.m. report that customers were arguing in front of the business brought police to the Red Rock Bistro on Humphrey Street, but nobody suspicious was located in the area.

Police received a 6:36 p.m. report that the “20th car tonight” was blocking a woman’s garage door on Cherry Street.

Friday

A vehicle parked near 222 Humphrey St. had its passenger window smashed, according to a 2:14 a.m. report.

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