Marblehead

Sunday

Stephen Gardner Scott, 68, of 32 Sagamore Road, Marblehead, was arrested outside of a home on Atlantic Avenue on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order, as logged at 3:49 p.m.

A resident of Jersey Street reported that a suspicious man had been “lurking” in the area of her house for an hour, looking into her window and at the side of the house, according to the log at 5:21 p.m. The woman said that the suspect was tall and appeared “young,” was wearing a gray hoodie and was last seen heading toward the football field at Village School, but officers could not locate him in the area.

Peabody

Sunday

Three individuals reportedly pulled up next to an officer and decided to get high on drugs, according to a log entry at 2:26 p.m., but the officer confiscated the drugs and sent them on their way.

Nichole McCarthy, 21, of 8 Fairview Ave., Peabody, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of leaving the scene of property damage and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, as logged at 2:47 p.m. The arrest was made at McCarthy’s home as part of a follow-up investigation into a hit and run accident. 

Police investigated a reported burglary to a residence on Newbury Street, according to the log at 3:02 p.m.

A Peabody woman will be summonsed on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield and failure to wear a seat belt, after she was stopped by an officer at Northshore Mall on Route 114, as logged at 3:27 p.m.

Police investigated a reported issue involving fraudulent checks at Stop & Shop on Howley Street, as logged at 3:39 p.m.

When a man who had allegedly stolen merchandise worth $2,500 from LensCrafters on Route 114 on Nov. 29 returned to the store Sunday, an employee called police, as logged at 5:53 p.m. The man was then sent home to retrieve what he’d stolen and return it to the store. He was barred from the mall for three years and will also face charges. 

David Zacarias, 36, of 494 Western Ave., Lynn, was stopped on Lynn and Bartholomew streets and subsequently arrested on charges of unlicensed operation of a vehicle and a miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, as logged at 10:06 p.m. 

A clerk at Tedeschi Food Shops on Main Street told police that they received a counterfeit $10 bill, according to a 10:54 p.m. log entry.

Monday

Justin Adam Castaneda, 23, of 28 Radford Lane, Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, after police responded to the Tannery Apartments on Warren Street for a help request. The caller told police that he was thrown out of an apartment he’d paid $100 to stay in, was assaulted and was not allowed to retrieve his property, as logged at 1:45 a.m.

Police investigated a reported vandalism incident involving eggs being thrown at a residence on Jordan Road, as logged at 8:54 a.m. The homeowner was able to provide officers with video surveillance of the incident.

A three-car motor vehicle accident at Peabody Square led to one individual being transported to Salem Hospital, according to a 10:12 a.m. log entry. 

A fight between a man and woman on Central Street led to the woman being transported to Lahey Health Clinic, according to the log at 11:08 a.m.

Topsfield

Monday

A vehicle on Washington Street and River Road was broken into sometime overnight, and police are advising residents to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity, and to be careful where they park their car and not leave anything of value inside.

Danvers

Sunday

Police were called to a residence on Stone Street for help with a disobedience issue involving the caller’s 13-year-old son, as logged at 8:37 p.m.

Monday

Police responded to a report of larceny over $250 at Marriott Towneplace Suites on Route 114, according to a 1:31 a.m. log entry.

A larceny reportedly occurred at a location on Centre Street, according to the log at 7:05 a.m.

Paul Maestranzi, 43, of 80 Larch Row, Wenham, was arrested on charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, after police responded to Motel 6 on Route 1 for a report of an unwanted guest, as logged at 12:26 p.m.

Salem

Sunday

When police responded to a home on Bridge Street for a reported break-in attempt, they saw shattered glass on the rear porch of the second-floor apartment that the resident said were three smashed antique whiskey bottles, valued at $60 each, as logged at 4:15 p.m. However, officers noted that the porch could only be accessed through that apartment, to which the resident said her neighbor climbed up using the wooden beams. The woman said it is not the first time this has happened; it is part of a two-year-long ongoing issue in which she has repeatedly claimed that her neighbor entered her apartment — though there has never been signs of forced entry — and that she has been harassed by the neighbor. The responding officer advised her to get a no-harassment order and noted that most of her past complaints have not been substantiated. 

Nicki Lee Sweeney, 29, of 107 Mason St., Salem, was arrested on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct, after police responded to a reported domestic argument around 1 a.m. Police said that they arrested Sweeney’s significant other on domestic charges when they arrived on scene. Sweeney was originally only going to be taken into protective custody for being intoxicated, but she began “acting inappropriately,” and her behavior led to her arrest. 

Monday

A woman from Butler Street reported an online scam that she came across in which someone claiming to be the owner of the home posted an advertisement for a Belleview Avenue house with rent at $900 a month on the website Trulia. When she contacted the “owner,” he said he was a missionary currently in West Africa, but after driving by the house and seeing a real estate sign, the agency she called told her that the house was being closed on and the ad she’d found was probably a scam, according to the 10:39 a.m. log entry. The woman had not given the man any important information but wanted police to know about the incident.

A resident of a third-floor apartment on Forest Avenue told police that sometime since Nov. 26, $263 from a bureau in her bedroom, $20 in ones and a jar of change totaling about $20 went missing from the unit, as logged at 1:45 p.m. The resident said that her roommate moved out three days ago and she believes that she locked all the doors when she left, but when the resident returned home, the back door was unlocked. She doesn’t think the roommate would steal from her, but officers noted that there were no signs of forced entry and downstairs neighbors had not seen or heard anything suspicious recently. The resident was advised to have her locks changed. The investigation is ongoing. 

An individual was transported to the hospital with what police said were significant head injuries after being struck by a driver on Boston Street at 5:15 p.m. The accident also led to the driver being arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, said police.