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September 7, 2013

Police/fire

Marblehead

Thursday

A Brookhouse Drive man reported at 1:54 p.m. that a van was “making its way around the neighborhood” and had “pulled into his driveway and then pulled back out.” Police wrote: “Caller said there appears to be only one black male occupant and he keeps stopping and looking down at something.” An officer was unable to locate the van.

A Washington Street man reported at 5:45 p.m. that a string of lights had been cut and a towel “shredded” at the “very private entrance” to his unit.

Police received a 7:19 p.m. report of “threats on the tennis courts” on Atlantic Avenue.

An officer was unable to locate youths who were reported at 9:01 p.m. to have rung a doorbell on Flint Street and then run away.

Police responded to an 11:39 p.m. report that a group of kids were “congregating” and “drinking” near Fort Sewall. An officer wrote later: “Group of 5 has moved along from the fort.”

Peabody

Thursday

Police received a 4:04 p.m. report that somebody was demanding $40 from the cash register of the 7-Eleven at 23 Newbury St. Police wrote later that “it was not a robbery....the clerk neglected to turn on the customer’s gas pump after he paid for the gas.”

Youths had kicked up sod and crossed the caution tape at Raddin Park, according to a 6:50 p.m. report. Police wrote later: “Officer reports two youths were found in area and advised to stay off the newly planted grass seed and marked off area. No other action needed at this time.”

A 5-year-old girl on Franklin Street was transported to North Shore Children’s Hospital after a 7:08 p.m. report that she had suffered a facial laceration during a fall.

Police received an SOS signal from a vehicle near 641 Lowell St., according to an 8:35 p.m. log item. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle there, so they went to the owner’s address on Lone Pine Lane and determined the woman’s children had pushed the button by accident while she was at the supermarket.

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