It's not only Marblehead that has amusing reports of the constabulary interacting with the citizenry. Here's a summary by town/city.
- Officers took a report of a lost fanny pack on Pleasant Street last Thursday around 9:30 a.m.
- Someone reported a group of kids pushing a Crosby's shopping cart into the water at Crocker Park on Saturday around 2 p.m. The caller told the kids not to do it, but the kids said they would retrieve it. The Harbormaster was expected to get it out at low tide. Hm. So the Harbourmaster will be "getting it out" at low tide. Something to see.
- Police responded to a report of a mattress that fell off the back of a rental truck and hit the car behind it on Veterans Memorial Drive on Saturday around 6 p.m., and was in the middle of the road causing traffic. Officers found that the car struck was driven by part of the group that rented the truck. I always wondered what caused traffic. Now I know it's mattresses.
- Police took a report of four kids who tried to pull a driveway market out of the ground on Barnes Avenue on Thursday around 9 p.m. The kids ran away before officers got to the scene. A driveway market. In the ground. Oh.
- Police responded to a report of a dispute on Essex Street on Sunday around 6:30 p.m. Officers spoke to one of the people involved in the dispute, who said it was over $20 owed from two years ago. The person said he didn't know the name of the person he was fighting with. The first rule of Fight Club is: Always know the name of the guy you're punching to the ground.
- Officers advised four teenagers to stay away from Taco Bell after an employee told police they were causing problems at the Highland Avenue restaurant on Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. The police are now dispensing health advice.
- Police responded to a report of a neighbor dispute on Friday around 7:30 p.m. on Apple Road after a person reportedly drained a cooler on a balcony, which then dripped onto the neighbor below.
- Officers responded to a report of a woman swinging a stick at cars on Bridge Street around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police found there was no stick.But was there a woman? Enquiring minds want to know!