Small Town Crime Wave

The complete Police Notes for the Town of Marblehead for December 15, 2015, from The Salem News:

1. A caller told police at 10:32 a.m. there was a refrigerator in the driveway of a home on Ocean Avenue with its doors intact and a sign saying “free.”

2. A child from a home on Harbor Avenue called 911 to “find out how 911 works” and said his dad was working out in the garage.

3. A caller reported finding a Santa Claus suit – sans Santa – in the middle of the road on Lafayette and Maple Streets.

4. A Christmas wreath was reported missing from the front door of a store on Atlantic Avenue.

I know it’s been a wild and crazy crime spree there in Marblehead, but Marblehead’s Finest have it well under control, so have no fear… you can still get all your holiday shopping done over there with little worry.



I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals…

They are so placid and self-contained,

I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,

Not one is dissatisfied… not one is demented with the mania of owning things,

Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,

Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from “Leaves of Grass, No. 32”] ~

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11 Responses to Small Town Crime Wave

  1. crochetlady says:

    Is it 1948 there? Oh wait you said called 911!


  2. Sandy in Chicago says:

    I LOVE your crime report! It’s nice to know there are still places like Marblehead in the world. I live near Chicago. Nuf said 😦


  3. Bex says:

    And Bonnie, if I draw/paint a picture like that, I’d be earning my living doing it! No, that was not my work. It came from here:

    Gray’s Watercolors dot com


  4. Bex says:

    I think that the thing with the fridge was that it had the doors attached and, yes, that a child or animal could climb into it and get shut in it and suffocate. We are told to remove the doors from a fridge that is left outside.


  5. Bonnie says:

    Love that picture of the town. Did you draw it?

    Here refrigerators would get reported because with a complete door a child could get locked inside. 🙂 Of course we have one number to call not police.


  6. Annanotbob3 says:

    Nice! Though I don’t see why a person would phone the police about a free fridge… xxx


  7. Sleeps_With_Rocks says:



  8. Sandy Freel says:

    I wish Des Moines had those listed…Our are bad most of the time


  9. TopsyTurvy says:

    The trick is to enjoy the peace you have rather than borrowing trouble over the internet from all the places you can’t control.

    With the Santa Claus suit, someone should put it on and see if they become the next Santa. (A la the movie The Santa Clause.)


  10. Eric Mayer says:

    That’s wonderful! Makes a terrific Christmas card. Our crime reports here are typically less sedate but I will refrain from depressing you with any examples. Besides you need to be cooking bread.


  11. LOL, very sweet entry Bex! May the rest of the world attain the peace found in Marblehead!!


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