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December 14, 2013

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Marblehead

Thursday

A man reported at 11:59 a.m. that he had just been hit by a car on Elm Street. “He related his elbow was injured,” police wrote. The man declined to be taken to a hospital.

Police received a 12:25 p.m. report that the back door of a fish truck heading outbound on Pleasant Street was “open and swinging.” An officer pulled the truck over. “Door secured, nothing lost from back,” police wrote later.

A 2:20 p.m. report that a woman was trying to pass a bad check at a business on Pleasant Street resulted in the arrest of April Ann Umble, 34, of 100 Washington St., Apt. 201, Biddeford, Maine, on charges of uttering a false check and attempting to commit a crime.

A Franklin Street man reported at 2:31 p.m. that a wreath had gone missing from his front door.

Police received a 2:48 p.m. report that an elderly man was standing on Humphrey Street with a shovel and a sign reading “2 young men wanted.” Police determined that he was “trying to hire kids to shovel some properties he takes care of in the winter.”

A 10:15 p.m. fire alarm brought police and the Fire Department to Terry’s Ice Cream on Atlantic Avenue. Police wrote later: “Set off by belt on ice cream machine.”

Friday

A Commercial Street man reported at 12:15 a.m. that his coat had been taken from a bar earlier in the night. Police wrote: “House and car keys were in the coat pocket. Luckily the house was open but if the coat or keys get turned in, he would like them back.”

Swampscott

Wednesday

Police received a 5:54 p.m. report that a vehicle had struck a house at 12 Banks Road. There were no injuries.

A Pine Street woman reported at 6:34 p.m. that her boyfriend had received threats from a “former relative.”

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