11:45 p.m. Columbia Road caller reported a large limb came down and might have pulled a live wire. Engine 1 and police responded to the area. Fire confirmed the wire was down and it was pulled to the side of the road. Homeowner to handle the situation.
2:16 p.m. Fire installed a lockbox on Euclid Avenue
2:33 p.m. Fire installed a lockbox on Auburndale
4:38 p.m. Caller reported she has an ongoing problem with a neighbor and (Tuesday) the neighbor intentionally accelerated her car toward her and her dog and almost ran over the dog. Report taken.
4:56 p.m. Police search for male deemed an aggressive flight risk. Swampscott Police were notified and were also looking. Male fled from family home just prior to crisis worker arriving. Family was out looking for him. Backyards in the area were checked, the JCC, his phone was pinged, male was seen running away with his brother. The brother was picked up but the male fled again. Salem police were notified to see if a dog was available to search and Lynn Fire was contacted regarding a drone. Oliver Pond area was also searched. MBTA drivers were also notified to be on the lookout. Salem State pitched in and State Police offered to help if needed but by 7:07 p.m. the male was located and transported to Salem.
6:17 p.m. Caller reported a neighbor had a fire pit going and they were throwing things in, making embers fly everywhere. Homeowner addressed the issue.
9:21 p.m. Car stuck in cemetery. No damage to anything in the cemetery or to the car. Car was freed, report to follow.
Wednesday, Jan. 2
8:56 a.m. Sargeant reported a distraught woman on Pleasant Street. Gave her a ride to Miller’s Plaza. Woman became hysterical about losing her bank card. Police checked the cruiser and did not find the bank card but did find her cell and returned it. Dispatched said she should report the bank card missing.
8:58 a.m. Caller from Widger Road administration office reported there was an agitated parent in the office with a 7 or 8-year-old student. Parent was in fatigues. Police responded and involved parties were cleared.
10:46 a.m. Officer was driving by and saw a crash.
10:48 a.m. Student walked away from school. Three staff members accompanied him. Officer in the area responded and found group on Jersey Street. Student was with father and school staff members.
3:33 p.m. Male caller said construction workers park illegally on Greystone Road every day from 7:30 to 3:30. He is looking for enforcement. Caller was not on site but had been there and said it happens daily and has been going on for a year and a half.
Thursday, Jan. 3
7:17 a.m. Anchorage Lane caller reported three men in an inflatable boat shooting shot guns at waterfowl. Advised of hunting regulations.
7:28 a.m. Caller stated she hasn’t seen her neighbor in a couple of days and the garage door has fallen off. She was concerned that she may be under the garage door. All was Okay, officer found homeowner to be fine.
8:28 a.m. Caller reported a suspicious male around 8 a.m. in the area of Harris and Mugford streets. Male walked toward the caller’s girlfriend in a staggering manner and had what looked like a meter reading device. Male had on a neon yellow coat and came from a white and yellow truck. He went behind the blue house. Dispatch checked with Water & Sewer who confirmed it was one of their employees reading the meters there earlier.
10:04 a.m. Fire Chief Gilliland was contacted by an oil delivery service who was called to a home by a woman who had no heat. The delivery person put oil in the tank and found that the furnace was running but there was no pilot. He felt the basement would fill with oil and that if/when the pilot ignited there would be a major problem. She was told she needed to change the Honeywell control but she didn’t want to because apparently, the house is being sold and she didn’t want to put money into maintenance. Gilliland met with the owner who hired a company to come in and repair the furnace, which is now safe for use.
11:40 a.m. Man is a National Grid employee and said he was here on his own time to report that Pond Street Motors just got scammed out of $1,000 by someone claiming to be National Grid and telling them their service was going to be turned off if they didn’t settle their bill. Man wanted police to spread the word that National Grid gets paid by cash, check or credit card and not Green Dot cards which is what the local Pond Street Motors paid in.
12:57 p.m. Walk in came in with a letter requesting action. “This is a formal complaint. A Nissan navy blue minivan has been utilizing a clearly marked one-way street by driving up it the wrong way in order to park his car. This has been going on since September 15, 2015 at which time he purchased this house. The previous owners were able to park their car in this spot from street, so the problem here is due to limitations in driving ability or the larger sized car ... When approached by a resident on this street during August 2018 about this repeated driving violation, he said he can’t get into his parking spot without driving up Mason Street ... it is obvious that he needs to get a smaller car or get a driver who can park his car in his parking spot from the street.” Twice there have almost been accidents. We also have a video of this car being driven in the summer by the owner going the wrong way up Mason Street to get to another street. Walk in also stated that in the past week the operator has also taken up parking the wrong way in front of his house. “Obviously if everyone were to take these liberties it would soon be chaos.” Walk in would like the police to take appropriate actions to correct the situation immediately. Operator was advised to register the van in MA and of the parking complaints. Van was in the driveway.
2:03 p.m. Caller said there was a dark colored sedan that went up Baldwin Road the wrong way and parked under the “Do Not Enter” sign. Her concern was that when the kids came out and the child got into the car, the driver would then back out into the swarm of kids. Officer made a couple of loops near the school found one car matching the complaint on the back side of the school. Vehicle was moved.
5:26 p.m. Leaf blower in the road. Item must have been picked up by someone -- unable to locate.
5:29 p.m. Officer observed someone throw something from a motor vehicle on the Causeway. Officer checked to see what they threw, possibly a cup. Vehicle was cited.
8:16 p.m. Caller from Lincoln Avenue reported he saw two people in the area of the boatyard so he decided to go over and ask them what they were doing. He stated that one of them told him they have a boat there and they were checking on it. Caller was concerned about it so he reported it although the people had already left the area.
8:59 p.m. Caller reported kids congregating in the bottom lot. Police reported all was quiet.
10:36 p.m. Person passed out in the chair in the parking lot. Officer will stand by while he waits for the bus. Person got on bus headed out of town. A 24 trauma was called to clean out car due to vomit that was walked though and was all over the inside of the cruiser, gas pedal and driver cab from dealing with the individual. Technician would be there in the morning.
Friday, Jan. 4
8:42 a.m. Caller complained about parking in her neighborhood. She said a neighbor has an acupuncture business that she runs out of the house and the cars are parked along the street. Caller said she’s talked to a couple of neighbors who told her the police have mandated that all clients must park on the even side of the street. Caller asked if any neighbor had that in writing and they didn’t. The Chief confirmed there were no mandates. Caller said her contractor was coming and couldn’t park where he normally parks.
8:46 a.m. Caller said she’s been getting the same robo calls for years. Caller has the number and said the calls come each morning between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. They ask for her by name then say nothing else. She was advised to contact her phone provider and see if they could block it. An Internet search shows that number is from Informed Electorate and other people said they would eventually be asking her for money.
10:02 a.m. Caller complained there were construction vehicles parked where they shouldn’t be and they were also double parked on Greystone by the beach. Officer reported a car double parked that would be moved. Though they were in a No Parking area, there was no other place for the vehicles from Groom Construction to park. The road is very wide at that point and there were no traffic issues.
10:29 a.m. 911 call for woman knocked over by a dog. Caller said a pack of dogs was running inside the dog park and knocked over a woman from behind causing her a possible knee injury and the victim struck her head in the fall. Woman transported to hospital.
11:07 a.m. Walk-in asked to speak to an officer regarding fear of her ex-husband.
12:06 p.m. Walk-in wanted to speak to someone about threats he received from a previous employer.
12:14 p.m. Caller reported that Wednesday evening he went out to pick up his two recycling bins and one was missing. He didn’t want to see an officer, just wanted it on file.
1:06 p.m. Caller complained that 10-15 minutes ago a truck was driving erratically up Commercial Street and then turned left onto Prospect Street. Caller said the truck was loud and fast and he did not see the driver. Units were all notified.
3:25 p.m. Caller reported a possible stolen car. Said it was a VW with two flats parked up on a banking. Caller was told the vehicle was actively registered. He was satisfied. He was concerned because it was near his daughter’s home.
4:45 p.m. Caller reported that an “older man with dementia that lives on Middle Street behind Abbot Hall” was standing in the street causing traffic issues and was holding up a small sign. She didn’t know if he needed some assistance as she doesn’t usually see him in that area of town. Police unable to locate.
10:35 p.m. Caller reported that her sister just got out of jail and has also been to rehab for drug issues. Friday she appeared to be on drugs, nodding off -- it could have been heroin. Caller was worried about her well being and that she could die if something wasn’t done to help her. Officer responded and requested an ambulance for an overdose. Second officer stopped by to drop off info about programs and confirmed that she does reside in Salem.
10:45 p.m. Opioid overdose transported. Officer on site for follow up.
Saturday, Jan. 5
10:38 a.m. Car vs. tree, no injuries on Nanepashemet. Car was off to side of the road and call for a tow was made.
1:18 p.m. Daughter arrived to find mother semi-responsive. Residence was a mess. Patient transported to Salem, report to follow.
2:17 p.m. Walk-in said they went to get car inspected and it failed due to emissions. They had it repaired and went back for re-inspection and was told the car didn’t appear in the system, that there was a “block.” The garage told walk-in the police could help. Walk-in was shown the active registration and made sure the VIN matched the registration. He’ll go back to the garage.
6:18 p.m. 911 call for suspicious activity. Party stated there was a male party who “keeps ringing the doorbell” and would not go away. Caller said he keeps saying he lives on the second floor and has forgotten his key. Lobby area and entrance were clear of anyone, no one was around.
8:22 p.m. A woman called about her husband who is 80 and being harassed by the next door neighbor. Another party called 911 while an officer was still on scene, she felt that if she called 911, the police would be able to solve the issue and was looking to find out what else she could do. She was informed multiple times to speak to the officer that was at the scene regarding the issue. Report was taken.
Sunday, Jan. 6
6:33 a.m. Caller reported water bubbling up near the fire hydrant on the beach. On-call Water Department notified.
10:58 a.m. Resident called 911 to find out what time the tree burning was scheduled for. He was told 6 p.m. and call was terminated.
11:32 a.m. Caller reported there was a driver hunched over the steering wheel in a Mercedes sedan. Caller was unable to get a license plate or determine if it was a male or female. Police responded. Operator was awake and alert and was using a phone and studying for an Exam.
7 p.m. Person driving by thought he saw a door open across from The Landing. He was unsure if it was open or not but appeared to be. Police checked area and found no open doors anywhere.
10:39 p.m. Caller reported a female well bundled up was sitting on the front steps of the church and was concerned something may be wrong with her. Police unable to locate anyone.
Monday, Jan. 7
5:08 a.m. Caller reported possible house fire on Washington Street. Smoke was showing. Engine 1 reported fire knocked down by 5:14 a.m. but was possibly still smoldering in the wall. Swampscott and Salem responded but everyone was cleared by 5:42 a.m.
7:55 a.m. Caller reported driving on Elm Street and a seeing a crying child in the street with no shoes on who appeared to be in distress. She said he knew his first name but didn’t know his last. Police responded. Child was out on Pearl Street, dad was home and was reunited with child. Mom thought the child had left with dad. Everything checked out.
8 a.m. Humphrey Street caller reported there was a vehicle on the sidewalk partially blocking her driveway. Police said homeowner could get out of driveway but vehicle was partially on the sidewalk and was tagged for sidewalk violation.
9:17 a.m. Caller reported a large amount of water leaking from a residence. He believed the homeowners were out of town and felt it should be checked out. Fire responded and said it was the sump pump.
10:39 a.m. Caller reported that she lost her oval diamond and sapphire diamond shaped necklace before Christmas. She is unsure where she might have lost it.
12:34 p.m. Party came into the lobby requesting to use the phone and in attempting verify her ID she gave the wrong social ID. An officer came and spoke with her to verify her ID and found she had two in hand. She was taken into custody on outstanding non-Marblehead warrants.
1:07 p.m. Juvenile was taken into custody on a warrant.
1:59 p.m. Officer reported that while on a detail, an elderly female backed into his personal vehicle and took off. Officer attempted to stop the vehicle but was unsuccessful. Report to follow.
4:35 p.m. Caller turned on her new range and smoke came from the back. She turned it off but smoke was still coming. Fire responded.
5:04 p.m. Homeowner called back to say the Fire Dept. determined it to be wiring and had removed the piece containing the wire but she said it was still super hot.
5:11 p.m. Caller arrived home and found her front door open. She lives alone and was concerned. She thought she closed in in the morning but couldn’t be sure. Police did a walk through and everything was in order.
6:43 p.m. Kimball Street caller reported no power. Caller also reported pumping station alarm sounding. Power outages were also reported on Manley Street, Ballast Lane, Harbor Ave., Foster Street, Ocean Ave. Brown Street and Cutter Court. Police checked the area and the outage appeared to be sporadic. The Sewer Dept. and Electric Light responded. At 9:58 caller asked for an update because they were freezing and they had young children. She was advised the Electric Light was working on the issue. Electric light said it hadn’t found the source yet but it was going to shut down and turn back on and see if that worked. Sean’s Way caller was concerned because she had her 94-year-old father. Power back on by 12:05 a.m.
11:15 p.m. Ocean Avenue caller reported the power was out and she could hear voices in her backyard. Dispatch informed her there was a power outage and it was possible that it was the Light Dept. Units were sent to double check. All was secure.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
8:50 a.m. Manager from Blue Canoe reported she received a call from someone claiming to be National Grid. They told her at 9:30 a.m. her electricity would be shut off if she didn’t pay her bill. She is aware this is a scam, but wanted police to be aware.
10:21 a.m. Caller reported multiple illegally parked vehicles on the right side of Broughton Road. The caller felt if an emergency vehicle needed to get through, they would be unable. Police responded, said there was a bid going on for a unit. Someone would alert the others and officer would monitor parking for the day.
11:06 a.m. Officer reported the sign at the bottom of State Street is missing and as a result vehicles were parking illegally all over the street. Highway was notified and will take care of it.
4:27 p.m. Caller stated that a motor vehicle almost struck her coming from Peach Highlands to Pond Street at a very high rate of speed. She followed the vehicle and it went behind the Veterans School. She believed the driver was young and may be impaired. Police checked the area and surrounding streets but was unable to locate the vehicle.
5:25 p.m. Caller asked if anyone reported sewage back-up on Pickwick Road. He was at his daughter’s house. Sewer on call was notified.
7:09 p.m. Cars were parked at Abbot Hall and there was a meeting. Two were tagged.