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October 12, 2013

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Marblehead

Thursday

A caller reported hearing a child yelling for its mother at School Street and Roundhouse Road at 5:07 p.m. “Caller said the voice does not sound in distress or hurt,” wrote police. “Caller cannot actually see the child but can hear them in the area.” An officer was unable to locate the child.

Police were unable to locate a man in a suit who was reported to be pinning a female against a fence on Essex Street at 10:05 p.m.

Swampscott

Thursday

A lobsterman reported at 12:39 p.m. that lobsters had been stolen from his boat moored at Fisherman’s Beach. Police received another report that lobsters had been stolen in the same vicinity at 1:04 p.m., and then a 10:26 p.m. report that lobsters had been stolen from somebody at 531 Humphrey St.

A Hillside Avenue resident reported at 4:39 p.m. that lawn furniture had been stolen off a porch.

Friday

A 92-year-old woman was hospitalized after a 1:57 a.m. report that she’d fallen and broken her arm at 11 Highland Place.

Salem

Thursday

Police responded to nearby 24 Jackson St. after a 5:29 p.m. report of a possible homeless encampment, but determined the site had likely been abandoned. “Old clothes were strewn about and two old, very wet blankets were found in the forested section of the playground,” an officer wrote.

Police searched the area near the train depot at 242 Bridge St. with the aid of a K-9 unit after a 7:32 p.m. report that a man had caught another man trying to steal his bike. The suspect had fled onto a train, but then apparently got off it and eluded police. “It was learned that the suspect had left belongings on the train as he fled...consisting of a blue bag of assorted woman’s clothing and a large set of bolt cutters,” wrote police. The suspect was described as white, thin, about 30 years old, with “scruffy” facial hair and a green baseball cap.

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