Officers arrested a New Hampshire man on a charge of drunken driving after he crashed into the guardrail on the Rust Island Road overpass that crosses Route 128 on Sunday at 5:51 p.m.
Witnesses, according to police reports, said the man’s gray Toyota Sienna took the turn onto the overpass and 60 or more miles per hour and on two wheels when it crashed into the overpass guardrail.
When officers arrived, they found the driver, Brian Cashin, 45, of 8.9 Wood Drive in Atkinson, N.H., standing next to the van. He appeared intoxicated and officers put him through a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed, according to police.
Fire Department paramedics transported Cashin to Addison Gilbert Hospital. Police had the van towed and found multiple beer cans inside, five of them open.
Cashin faces charges of drunken driving, driving to endanger, and five counts of having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
Police arrested a Gloucester man Saturday after he allegedly entered the home of a woman who took out a restraining order against him at 6:16 p.m.
The woman’s daughter called police to report that Stanley Putur, 47, of no known address in Gloucester, had been in her mother’s home while they were at the beach. She said they locked the door when they left, and came home to find it open and some of his belongings missing. When police arrived, they also found signs that someone had cut his hair in the bathroom.
Police found Putur on Manuel F. Lewis Street and arrested him on a misdemeanor charge of breaking and entering and violating a restraining order.
A resident of 8 Links Road called police Friday at 10:43 a.m. and said that someone vandalized his home.
According to the police report, the man told an officer that someone had poured Savory Seafood fish oil through a hole in the second floor. The oil had seeped into the walls and brought maggots, he said.
The owner said he pulled down walls to find the source of this. The vandalism, police reports stat, did a costly amount of damage to the residence. Police are investigating.
A car hit a bicyclist at Hammond Castle at 5:17 p.m. Sunday, and the cyclist was transported to Beverly Hospital after police and paramedics arrived, according to the police report. No further information was available Monday.
Gloucester police, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Gloucester harbormaster’s office rescued two men from the water after their canoe tipped over off Hammond Castle on Sunday at 1:58 p.m.
According to police, an officer on duty at the Abbadia Mare Renaissance Fair at Hammond Castle saw the canoe overturn and notified police and Coast Guard.
Officers piloted the police boat over to where the two had tipped over, but the boat couldn’t get close to them because the water was too shallow. The harbormaster’s boat could, however, and picked up the two.
A woman at a Prospect Street residence told police at 1:12 a.m. Friday that that someone had tried to break into her house Thursday afternoon.
She showed them two windows, one with the exterior pane of glass smashed and the screen damaged. The other looked like someone had tried to pull the frame off. Police said they have no suspects, but are investigating.
Officers received a report from a woman on Washington Street at 1:42 p.m. Friday that someone had broken into her car. She said she left the car unlocked, and that someone had taken two global positioning systems and a Go-Pro camera. Police have no suspects at this time.
A man came into the police station Friday at 12:13 p.m. to report that a man in a white truck had threatened to kill him on Bond Street. He told officers that while he was driving he noticed the truck following him. He pulled over on Bond Street and the man got out and yelled at him, saying if he ever called his sister a whore again, he would kill him. Police are investigating.
Police received a report of kids on the roof of the Whale Center of New England on Harbor Loop at 12:37Saturday morning. When officers arrived they didn’t find anything.
At Nelson’s on Main Street, police found a disoriented woman sitting on the curb at 5:52 p.m. Responding officers thought she was under the influence of narcotics, according to the police report, and had her transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital.
Officers responded to Essex Avenue for a report of a car in the Annisquam River at 8:01 p.m. Saturday. Police found the car stuck on rocks along the riverside and had Tally’s remove it. No further information was available.
Officers found an intoxicated man at the Bank of America ATM on Rogers Street at 1:37 a.m. Sunday. Police took the man home.
Steven Fletcher may be contacted at 978-283-7000 x3455 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @gdtnews on Twitter.