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May 2, 2013

Police/fire

Marblehead

Tuesday

A Harbor Avenue woman reported finding several key rings in her yard, some of which said “Lynn,” “48 Charles Stacey Gordon” and “70 Scott FD.”

Firefighters ventilated a residence on Sandie Lane after responding to an 8:26 a.m. report of an oven fire.

A male was transported to Salem Hospital after a 10:23 a.m. report that he struck a tree on Mohawk Road and fell off his bike.

Police received an 11 a.m. report that a person heard someone come into their house on Middle Street, but they were unable to locate anything suspicious.

A Jersey Street woman reported at 11:04 a.m. that her purse was stolen from her car overnight, along with the approximately $2 in cash she had inside it.

Police conducted a traffic stop at Pleasant and Smith streets at 2:07 p.m. and gave the motorist a verbal warning for texting while driving.

Police received a 3:05 p.m. call from an “irate” caller who complained about traffic on West Shore Drive. “He said between that traffic and school traffic, he will be late to pick his kids up,” police wrote. “Caller hung up when asked what his name was.”

A 6:48 p.m. report that people in a red van were throwing items at passing walkers and joggers brought police to Atlantic Avenue and Cleveland Road, but they were unable to locate the vehicle.

Peabody

Tuesday

Police received a 5:50 p.m. report that a barbecue was on fire at 5 Helen Drive. “Resident called back,” police wrote, “fire is out.”

Youths were photographing walkers and asking strange questions near 637 Lowell St., according to a log item. Police didn’t report finding anything suspicious in the area.

Police received a 9:08 p.m. report that a vehicle was stolen from the Northshore Mall, but the reporting party later determined that his girlfriend had it. “He forgot,” police wrote.

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