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October 2, 2012




A Briar Lane woman reported at 11:49 a.m. that her political signs had been damaged for the second time, this time while she was at Mass.

An 8:33 p.m. report of a woman who appeared to be drunk driving away from Village Liquors resulted in the arrest of ConstanceNeilson, 54, of 38 Birch St., Marblehead, on a charge of drunken driving second offense and a marked lanes violation.


Police received a 12:03 p.m. report that a Gerald Road man’s porcelain flower pot had been smashed and his five solar lights stolen overnight. The man told police that his wife had heard “a crash” at about midnight the night before.

A recycling bin was dumped out into a handicapped parking space on Ocean Avenue, according to a 7:07 p.m. report.


A burglar alarm went off in a Humphrey Street building, according to a 1:50 a.m. report. Police subsequently arrested a juvenile on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and malicious destruction of property over $250.

A Highland Terrace caller reported at 9:40 a.m. that a radar detector had been stolen from a motor vehicle.

An intoxicated man was reported to be harassing the clerk and patrons of a Pleasant Street business at 10:41 p.m.



Police received a 3:04 p.m. report that two drivers with their vehicles “head to head” in the center turning lane near 240 Andover St. were arguing with each other.

A man at McDonald’s at 133 Main St. reported at 5:39 p.m. that another man had “spit at him” and “threatened him with a golf club.” Police reported that the apparent offender returned and apologized, and that the first man was “satisfied with that.”

Police received a 7:57 p.m. report of two men in long coats “acting suspicious and taking things off the shelves” at the Walgreens at 229 Andover St. Police advised both men to leave.

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