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October 28, 2013




A report of “threat with knife” was called in at Connors Farms, 30 Valley Road at 9:14 p.m. No other information was provided by police. An assault was later called in 10:34 p.m.


Angela Walker, 37, 22 Rowell St., Dorchester, was arrested at 100 Independence Way at 3:44 p.m. on charges of possessing and uttering counterfeit money.



A woman called police at 10:08 a.m. concerned about a car that has been parked for two days with people sleeping in it. Police reported that a man living in the car recently moved here and is looking for an apartment. He has a YMCA membership and bathes there and keeps food in his car, according to the police log item. “She stated that she feels bad for him that he has to live in his car, but he shouldn’t be sitting there with the car running all night and urinating in the woods,” the log item read.


A report of a drunken man throwing rocks at cars as they drive down Lafayette Street was reported at 3:06 a.m. The suspect ran into the cemetery toward Old Salem Road. Police checked the area but were unable to find anything, according to the log item.

Michael R. Mattson, 48, 15 Nonantum Road, Marblehead, was arrested on Ocean Street on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order, according to an 8:47 a.m. log item.

A fire at a condominium unit was reported at 2:12 p.m. at 24 Lee St. The police log item did not indicate any injuries. Salem and Swampscott fire departments were called in as mutual aid. Further information was not made available by the Marblehead Fire Department last night.

A game of “Ding Dong Ditch” was reported to on Village Street at 7:47 p.m. Police wrote: “Kids were told to stop.

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