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September 5, 2013




A plumber was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital after a 9:22 a.m. report that two plumbers had sustained lacerations — one on a hand and the other on an arm — at a Farrell Court address. It was unclear how the injuries occurred. The log indicated one of the plumbers was “down on the ground bleeding badly.” The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified after the accident. A firefighter was unable to provide further information.

A Schooner Ridge woman reported at 11:08 a.m. that she had received a call from someone saying the handyman she had hired in the past had said she was an “easy mark” because she “lived alone in Marblehead.”

A 44-year-old man on Broughton Road was transported to Salem Hospital following an 11:49 p.m. report that he had sustained a hand injury during a fall down stairs.


A Robert Road woman reported at 3:32 a.m. that there was a suspicious car on the street. “Officers report news delivery vehicle,” an officer wrote later. Then, the caller phoned again, saying the car was “not related to news delivery and has moved to number 2 Robert Road now.” Following that, an officer wrote: “Units spoke with a professional driver from the area.”



Police were unable to locate a black Dodge Ram that was reported to have cut off vehicles on Summit Street at 4:45 p.m.

An officer was unable to locate two males who were reported to have thrown rocks at a man’s vehicle as he drove by them on Bartholomew Street at 5:12 p.m.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Lowell Street at 7:03 p.m. and subsequently arrested Joseph Depierro, 53, of 25 Dewitt Road, Stoneham, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Police received a 9:25 p.m. report that a group of people were “drinking and being loud” in the driveway of 8 Oakland St. Police wrote later: “Officer sent group inside for evening.”

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