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March 4, 2013



He wasn’t entirely sure, a man told police at 2:34 a.m., but he thinks he left his backpack containing more than $1,000 in electronic gear on a bench in front of Witch City Inc. But when he went back, the backpack was gone. Before that, he’d been at the Gulu-Gulu Cafe and he left with his backpack. He thinks. But he’s not entirely sure. He described himself as “hazy.” He was told to check the cafe and call the police if the backpack is not there.

A woman on First Street called police at 8:30 a.m. after suffering flat tires two days in a row.

After being taken to Salem Hospital in the custody of the Marblehead police, a woman grew annoyed when a nurse told her she could not yet use the telephone and she allegedly hit her on the shoulder. The assault was witnessed by a Marblehead officer, according to the log at 9:50 a.m., and the woman will be summonsed on a charge of assault and battery on a health care worker.

When a man’s dog got away from him on Highland Avenue, the animal ran into the street, where it was struck by a passing Marblehead police cruiser. Salem police took the man and his dog to the vet, according to a 10:03 a.m. log entry.

Two flat tires and hole in the car door apparently made by a BB gun had the owners pointing to a man recently evicted from their building. He blamed them, the owners said, and had promised to cut their television cable — which was indeed cut in January. A witness reported seeing a man answering to the description of the evictee loitering near the car before the damage was discovered. The man will be summonsed for malicious damage over $250.

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