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January 4, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Two drivers accused of failing to stop

Gloucester Police/Fire

GLOUCESTER — Two drivers — one local, the other from Maine — are facing charges after police say they failed to stop their vehicles when required.

Police say an officer stopped Benjamin G. Shwartz, 24, after seeing him drive past a stop sign without stopping on Bass Avenue about 6:43 a.m. Friday. Shwartz, of Mount Pleasant Avenue, was arrested on charges of operating an unregistered vehicle, and failing to stop at the stop sign. Police had his vehicle was towed from the scene.

A 68-year-old Maine man was arrested Thursday about 2:39 a.m. on a charge of driving with a license that was suspended in Massachusetts. Horace H. Kendall was arrested when police stopped him on Main Street after they say he drove through a red light at the intersection of the Route 128 Extension and Eastern Avenue.

Officers moved a large refrigerator from the south side of Route 128 over the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge on Friday about 7:05 a.m. After moving the refrigerator out of traffic, police notified the state’s Department of Public Works.

An Ocean Avenue woman reported her golden retriever dog missing Thursday about 10:28 p.m. The 30- to 40-pound dog left the house about 8:28 p.m. and never returned, the woman told police. The dog was without a collar when it left, because it had recently had a bath. Anyone who has information on the dog is asked to the Police Department’s business number, 978-283-1212.

Gloucester Fire Rescue transported a 22-year-old man who was “considered suicidal” from the West Gloucester Commuter Rail Station to Addison Gilbert Hospital about 4:14 p.m. Thursday, after the man’s friend called police to report the man had ingested pills.

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

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