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August 24, 2013

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Marblehead

Thursday

A West Shore Drive woman reported at 7:57 a.m. that she had heard an elderly couple next door “fighting and the woman screamed and caller could hear things banging.” Police wrote later: “Verbal argument and female there is hard of hearing which is part of the problem.”

A Franklin Street woman reported at 2:46 p.m. that she had received a phone call from a man saying he was her grandson and that he was in a Mexican prison. The caller asked that $1,900 be wired to him from a Wal-Mart in Lynn; the woman contacted her bank, which advised her it was a scam. The woman told police she had “no way to get to the Wal-Mart in Lynn anyway.”

Peabody

Thursday

Police received a 2:15 p.m. report that a vehicle on Newbury Street had been broken into and a pocketbook stolen from inside. Police wrote: “The bag has since been returned, however a diamond ring and personal papers are missing.”

A man on Smoke Rise Circle reported at 2:52 p.m. that somebody had stolen a digital camera from his vehicle overnight.

Merchandise worth $1,500 had been stolen from the Victoria’s Secret at the Northshore Mall, according to a 7:08 p.m. report.

A pair of sunglasses worth $100 had been stolen from a vehicle on Fay Avenue, according to a 7:47 p.m. report.

Somebody rang the doorbell of a Winona Street woman’s residence and then lit fireworks on her porch, causing burn marks, according to a 9:33 p.m. log item.

Police responded to a 10 p.m. report that people were fighting in the street near 23 Central St. and determined it was actually “a couple of kids fooling around.”

Police were unable to locate anything amiss after a 10:29 p.m. report that a man was banging on fences with a hammer and yelling near 71 Washington St.

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