Gloucester police sought criminal complaints against a city man for driving to endanger after he crashed into a granite wall at the intersection of Washington Street and Primi Lane.
Police responded to a report of a car crash at 4:19 a.m. Saturday, and found the driver, Kevin Hurd, 20, 707 Washington St., with fire Department paramedics tending to his injuries.
Hurd’s car, according to police reports, struck the telephone pole on the passenger side, tearing off the side mirror. It then ran headlong into a granite wall at the Washington-Primi Lane intersection. The force of the impact pushed the engine block back toward the seats.
Hurd told officers that his car just suddenly veered to the right. His parents took him to Addison Gilbert Hospital.
Gloucester police arrested a man on Washington Street on charges of domestic assault and battery on Sunday at 10:04 p.m.
Officers responding to a report of a domestic assault in progress found Jason Lane, 29, of 312 Main St., Apt. 1, arguing with a woman near Derby Street.
Police spoke with the woman, who said she was arguing with Lane and wanted to leave the Washington Street house and go for a ride. When she tried to get into her car, however, Lane kept blocking her, she told police. He allegedly tore an elastic band with the car keys from the woman’s arm.
A Blynman Bridge operator called police at 5:14 p.m. on Sunday to report that a boater had threatened him.
He said that a boater asked him to open the bridge, and the operator responded that his boat could fit under it if he lowered his antenna. Words were exchanged, he said, and the boater blasted through the bridge before he could get an identification.
Police responded to Concord Street at 4:58 p.m. Friday for a report of a man selling steaks out of the back of a pickup truck. They found the man down the road and told him to be on his way. He left without incident, police said. Officers received a similar complaint from a Cherry Street resident who, at 7:09 p.m. Friday told officers that a man with a refrigerator box in the back of his pickup truck was selling meat door to door. Police did not find the man in that case.
An officer responded to the Klondike Reservoir for a report of youths lighting off explosives in the area at 7:11 p.m. Friday. When he responded, however, he found neither the kids nor any explosives.
A Cross Street resident called police at 8:15 p.m. Friday and reported that several fishing rods and at tackle box were taken from her car while it was parked on the street.
She acknowledged, however, that the hatchback on the car doesn’t always close. Police have no suspects at this time.
Paramedics transported an unconscious, intoxicated man on Rogers Street to Addison Gilbert Hospital on Saturday at 3:44 a.m.
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