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January 3, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Firefighters extinguish Fryolator blaze

GLOUCESTER — Firefighters quickly stamped out a fire at the McDonald’s on Maplewood Avenue about 7:24 a.m. Wednesday, according to police.

The manager told officials that the fire began in the Fryolator while employees were changing the machine’s oil.

Police said the smokey fire was knocked down instantly.

A Gloucester police officer cut his hand, creating a gash that required three medical stitches, while attempting to enter the Middle Street home of a “suicidal person.”

Officer Heath Moseley was attempting to open the building’s locked door to help the person inside, when he cut his hand. Moseley tried to pull open the door, but the door knob snapped off in his hand, ripping off the top layer of skin on his palm, according to a police report.

Moseley received three stitches at Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Police helped return a lost 3-year-old child to his mother Tuesday about 9:23 a.m., after another woman in the 17 Cleveland Street apartment complex found the boy at her apartment door.

Police reported finding the mother’s apartment with the door open and the mother, sleeping inside, was not aware her child had left.

A vehicle was towed from where it was parked on Pavilion Beach about 11:44 a.m. Friday. An officer on patrol called Tally’s to remove the vehicle after he noticed the gray Jeep Grand Cherokee with New Hampshire license plates was parked illegally, with all four tires on the beach between Stacey Boulevard and The Tavern, according to police.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000 x3451, or

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