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May 24, 2013

Police

Marblehead

Wednesday

A Merritt Street woman reported at 9:27 a.m. that a building alarm had gone off at 10:40 p.m. the previous two nights. Police advised her to check with her property manager. The woman also asked “why there were so many planes going overhead,” according to the log. An officer wrote: “I told her it was most likely due to our proximity to Logan Airport. She wondered how to get them diverted over Salem to reduce the noise and acknowledged it would take a community effort to do that.”

Police received a 2:19 p.m. report that a suspicious man was in the woods near the country club on West Street, but an officer couldn’t locate him.

An 8:57 p.m. report that a man had been “punched in the back of the head and spit on” during a domestic disturbance on Pleasant Street resulted in the arrest of Meredith MacKay, 26, of 1365 Pawtucket Blvd., Apt. 24, Lowell, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Thursday

A Smith Street resident complained at 1:35 a.m. that a neighboring apartment was “being really loud and probably has 10-plus people there with loud music and drumming.”

Peabody

Wednesday

Police received a 3:18 p.m. report from railroad police that somebody was trying to steal track from near 4 Allens Lane, but police were unable to locate anybody doing so.

A mother and daughter were yelling at each other in the library on Main Street, according to a 4:31 p.m. report. An officer was unable to locate them.

A 12-year-old was transported to North Shore Medical Center after a 4:33 p.m. report that he had sustained a head laceration during a fall at the McCarthy School on Lake Street.

Police received an 11:52 p.m. report that a deer had run into a car at the YMCA on Lynnfield Street. “Deer deceased,” wrote an officer. “Removed by DPW.”

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