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January 8, 2013

Rockport Police/Fire: Boat fire off Thacher proves minor

Rockport Police/Fire

ROCKPORT — Police referred a call regarding a fire aboard a boat off Thacher’s Island to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The police report said the caller indicated that the fire, called in Saturday at 6 a.m., was “minor,” and that it may have been sparked by deck lights. No further informtion was available.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, a water main break was reported on Green Street. Police notified the Department of Public Works, which responded to the scene.

Three false alarms kept Rockport police and firefighters busy in the past few days.

Police and firefighters initially thought there was a house fire at 5 p.m. on Highland Street on Saturday, but it turned out to be a false alarm, with a blaze in an outdoor fire pit.

Police also responded to an alarm from Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center around 6 p.m. Saturday, but found the alarm had gone off accidentally.

On Sunday at 7 a.m., police responded to a residential burglar alarm on Frank Street, but everything was found to be secure as well.

Police assisted a Main Street resident who was locked out of an apartment there on Saturday at 9:44 a.m.

On Sunday at 4 p.m., police assisted a Sandy Bay Estates resident who was also locked out of a residence there.

Police received reports of a female in a nightgown walking along the Nugent Stretch of Route 127 at 1 p.m. on Saturday. When police responded, however, they were unable to locate anyone.

A female Hodgkins Road resident was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital Friday at 2:47 p.m. At 7:15 p.m. on Friday, a male Bradley Wharf resident was also transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at jniedzinski@gloucestertimes.com.

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