Officers arrested a man at the downtown Gloucester commuter rail station on charges of drinking in public, disorderly conduct and threatening to commit a crime following an incident Thursday at 11:38 p.m.
Police responded to a 911 call from the area and spoke with a woman and her boyfriend. She said that Brian Cairns, 27, of no known address, had threatened to throw her and her daughter onto the train tracks.
Police saw him drinking nearby and he started to run, but was soon cornered. Police asked him about the threat and he said he was joking.
He also told officers they couldn't arrest him, and started yelling, according to the police report. That's when police arrested him.
Officers arrested a Gloucester teenager with a half-gallon jug of beer Friday at 12:23 a.m.
Dylan Chaney, 17, of 1113 Washington St. faces charges of disorderly conduct, drinking in public and resisting arrest.
Officers saw him in the lot near the Fitz Henry Lane House and asked him to hand over the beer jug. When police went to take it, he pulled it away, and was taken to the ground, resisting police attempts to handcuff him.
Police arrested a Gloucester woman on a charge of drunken driving, a third offense, at 10:38 p.m. Thursday.
Police arrested Joyce Wood, 69, of Summer Street in Gloucester after they saw her car drive down Western Avenue in the wrong lane. Police pulled her over and saw she was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
She faces charges of drunken driving, driving on a suspend license, and operating to endanger.
A Washington Street resident called police Thursday at 6:40 p.m. to report that a backpack was stolen from his truck while it was parked in his driveway.
He said the backpack was stolen Monday, and held a GPS and some textbooks.
Police responded to Papa Gino's at 5:05 p.m. for a report of a man sleeping in one of the booths. Police asked the man if he was OK; he said he was and went on its way.
A Washington Street resident called police to report that her neighbor was intoxicated and had been yelling at her cleaning crew.
She told police she wanted the yelling and swearing to stop. Officers told her to call if she started cursing again.
The Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Lorraine Apartments on Thursday at 9:01 p.m. Firefighters found the alarm system was faulty.
Officers received a report , Friday at 12:15 p.m. of a man punching a car on Beacon Street. When police arrived, they found the car had not been damaged, and didn't find the man.
Police responded to Centennial Avenue for a report of three men urinating in public and yelling. Responding officers, however, could not find the men Friday at 12:59 a.m.
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