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March 23, 2013

Police/fire

Marblehead

Thursday

Police received a 7:53 a.m. report that a white van was “burning rubber” on West Shore Drive, but they were unable to locate the vehicle.

A Pleasant Street woman called 911 at 9:47 a.m. to report a “buzzing sound.” Police determined it was a fire alarm set off by food on a stove.

A Pleasant Street man reported at 12:28 p.m. that somebody had opened two credit cards in his name.

Police conducted a traffic stop at School Street and Roundhouse Road at 1:22 p.m. and subsequently cited a driver for “failure to clear snow from windshield.”

A Lucia Road caller reported a “loud bang” at 11:56 p.m. “Checked the area, no loud banging sounds,” wrote an officer.

Friday

A loud bang was reported in the area of Front Street at 5:15 a.m. An officer was unable to locate the source of the noise.

Peabody

Thursday

Police received a 2:01 p.m. report that a Woodbridge Road woman’s credit card had been stolen and charged $1,700, but an officer determined later that nothing was actually missing.

Somebody forced their way in through the front door at a Tuckers Court house and stole jewelry, two Coach purses worth $700 and an Xbox controller, according to a 2:45 p.m. report.

A King Street woman reported at 2:58 p.m. that a group of eight kids had tried to steal a package that was delivered to her house, but “she got the package before the kids could take it.” An officer wrote: “The officer was in the area when the call came in and there was no one on the street.”

Three teenagers were throwing snowballs at cars near 57 Bartholomew St., according to a 3:42 p.m. report, but an officer was unable to locate them.

A Nissan Altima was towed after a 4:47 p.m. report that a car struck a pole on Farm Avenue. No injuries were reported.

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