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January 8, 2013

Police nab three in pair of heroin arrests

Gloucester Police/Fire

GLOUCESTER — Police arrested two men on heroin charges Saturday as the result of an extended narcotics investigation.

Justin M. Amazeen, 29, of 80 Eastern Ave., and James F. Hiland, 29, of Washington Street, were both arrested on Norman Avenue after police documented a heroin sale Saturday about 12:01 p.m., according to police.

Amazeen faces charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of heroin and resisting arrest, police said.

Hiland is charged with possession of heroin and knowingly being present where heroin is kept, according to the police report.

Theirs were not the only weekend heroin arrests.

Police also arrested 30-year-old Karl R. Bernard Jr. of 4 Field Road on charges of possession of two grams of heroin and on outstanding warrants at his home Saturday about 10:39 a.m., according to police.

Police arrested a 27-year-old Reynard Street man on a warrant for larceny in the form of a check Sunday about 1:41 p.m.

Gloucester police assisted environmental police in arresting Andrew L. McComiskey on Harbor Loop, police said. Police said the environmental police had boarded McComiskey’s fishing vessel outside Gloucester Harbor to make the arrest.

A 26-year-old Gloucester man was transported from the House of Mitch on Rogers Street to Addison Gilbert Hospital Saturday about 12:20 a.m. after he reportedly fell and hit his head, according to police.

Police said a doorman escorted the man out of the bar because he was “becoming belligerent.” The Fire Department squad administered first aid to the man before transporting him to AGH.

Two Gloucester residents reported to police that their dogs were missing over the weekend, according to police.

An Addison Street woman reported Friday about 5:26 p.m. that her small tan and white mixed breed dog ran away from home at approximately 5 p.m. that day, according to police. The woman told police the dog was wearing a pink collar when it ran from home, according to police.

A Bittersweet Road woman told police Saturday about 9:03 p.m. that her black Labrador Retriever left her home about 4 p.m. and had not returned since. The woman said she thought the dog was probably in the Annisquam area and was wearing a red collar.

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

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