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April 20, 2013

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Marblehead

Thursday

At 8:40 a.m., an officer at Pond and Green streets arrested Ryan Peaslee, 33, of 20 Pond St., Apt. 1, Marblehead, on a charge of possession of a class C drug.

Friday

A Heritage Way woman reported at 12:39 a.m. that a group of people were being loud around her house. “She states that they may be smoking something,” wrote police. An officer didn’t find anything suspicious upon responding to the area.

Peabody

Thursday

A 59-year-old man complained of back pain and was transported to Salem Hospital after he was struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk near the Walgreens at 35 Main St., according to a 3:19 p.m. log item. An officer said no citations were issued.

Police received a 3:43 p.m. report that five 5-gallon gas tanks had been stolen from a garage on Wilson Terrace.

A Park Street man told police at 6:19 p.m. that he had a tip about the Boston Marathon bombing.

Police received a 7:23 p.m. report that two suspicious males wearing army fatigues and carrying firearms ran through a backyard near Kingdom Court and Kingdom Terrace. Police were unable to locate anything suspicious in the area.

A 7:29 p.m. report of a “small explosion” brought police to Shillaber Street, but they later called the report “unfounded.”

Friday

An intoxicated male called 911 to request an officer at 9 Oak St., according to a 2:12 a.m. report. “The officers checked the area and stated that all was quiet,” wrote police. “The officers also stated that there was not a 9 Oak St.”

An Elaine Avenue woman reported a “loud noise coming from her burner” at 4:09 a.m., but police later determined “the noise was static from a television left on.”

Police conducted a 10:03 a.m. traffic stop at 401 Lowell St. and arrested Adam McLaughlin, 29, of 602 Manor Road, Beverly, on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration, giving an officer a false name and address, having an unregistered vehicle and a passing violation. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Salem District Court.

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