, Gloucester, MA

May 16, 2010

Gloucester Police/Fire


A Gloucester man was charged with his third drunken driving offense after a motor vehicle stop on Washington Street.

Police received several reports that Benjamin D. Shreve, 67, of 17 LaRose Avenue, Gloucester, was driving all over the road on Washington Street at 9 a.m. on Sunday. According to police reports Shreve crossed the center line while speeding. After failing a series of field sobriety tests he was charged with drunk driving (third offense), driving under the influence of drugs, driving to endanger, speeding and a marked lanes violation.

Gregory S. Meuse, 41, of 18 Mason Street, Gloucester, was arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery and disturbing the peace.

Meuse was arrested at 12:35 p.m. Saturday on reports that he choked his live-in girlfriend.

Ashley E. Sawyer, 28, of 352 Main Street, Gloucester, was arrested without incident at her Main Street apartment on Saturday afternoon on three outstanding warrants. Police did not specify the charges of the warrants.

Mary E. Griffin, 56, of 14 Atlantic Road, Gloucester, was arrested Friday on charged with drunk driving.

Griffin was arrested at 10:35 p.m. Friday after a motor vehicle stop on Rogers Street.


There were no reported injuries in a two car motor vehicle accident on Washington Street at 6:40 p.m. Sunday. According to police reports the two cars collided in a rear end collision after one vehicle stopped to let a pedestrian cross the street. No citations were issued.

An Ocean Avenue man reported to police at 8:55 p.m. Friday that his vehicle was entered sometime during the day. Police have no suspects.

A Veterans Way woman who reportedly took too many pills was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital by rescue squad at 3:30 a.m. Saturday from a Leighton Street home. Rescue squads also transported a Prospect Street man with a cardiac issue to Addison Gilbert Hospital at 12:10 p.m. Saturday and a LaRose Avenue man complaining of breathing difficulties at 3:05 a.m. Sunday.

Police were called to Pelfrey Road at 8:45 p.m. Saturday on reports that fireworks hit a home. When police arrived on scene, a group of Gordon College students who live two houses down from the reporting party admitted to shooting off the fireworks because they were celebrating their graduation. They agreed not to shoot off any more.

A Gloucester man reported to police at 6:45 a.m. that his vehicle was broken into the night before while parked on Lexington Avenue. Police have no suspects.

A Gloucester man who was bird watching in the area of Quarry Street reported to police that he witnessed a man attempt to steal from his car. According to police reports the Gloucester man saw the suspect throw a camera back into his car as he was approaching. When he asked the suspect why he broke into his car he stated, "It's my neighborhood I can do what I want." Police searched the area and did not find the suspect.