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May 19, 2014

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Marblehead

Friday

A man called at 1:08 to report a telephone call from someone claiming to be Jason Miller with the Internal Revenue Service. Police laid out the steps that should be taken with such calls. “If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.” But if you think the call is a scam, get in touch with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484 and the Federal Trade Commission and use their “FTC Complaint Assistant” at FTC.gov.

Salem

Friday

Another telephone scam failed to pull in an Eden Street man. He told police at 4:09 p.m. that he had gotten a phone message from “Danny Johnson” of “Phone Crime Investigations” regarding a warrant for his arrest. Police checked for warrants and found none.

He didn’t know when he lost it — maybe Wednesday — and he couldn’t remember where he was on Wednesday, but a Lee Fort Terrace man told police at 4:56 p.m. that he was out $1,000 in $100 bills. Police suggested a thorough search of his apartment.

After four, middle-aged women speaking French dined at Ristorante Gioia on Washington Street, they paid the check with a bill that turned out to be not quite American. “A fake $50 bill was found after the females left,” according to the log at 6:51 p.m. Police were unable to locate the women.

A woman raising her arms at Mason and Tremont streets raised concerns, as well, according to the log at 8:40 p.m. She had been holding something in her hands and a passerby wondered what it was. When police tracked her down, she said she’d been holding an iPod and raised her hands at the traffic “because no one was stopping to let her cross the street.”

Police investigated past larcenies on Leggs Hill Road at 8:57 p.m.

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