, Gloucester, MA

February 12, 2013

Manchester Police/Fire: Police probe Richdale shoplifting

Manchester Police/Fire

By James Niedzinski
Staff Writer

---- — MANCHESTER — Police are investigating a report of an attempted shoplifter from the Richdale convenience store on Beach Street on Saturday 4:46 p.m.

The Blizzard of 2013 caused car troubles and significant house damage for some Manchester residents.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, a tree fell on a Bridge Street house, police said.

Also, just before noon on Sunday, there was a two car accident on School Street. One of the cars had to be towed because it was stuck in the snow, while the other motorist was able to drive from the scene.

Police said there was also a report of a plow truck rolled over on Route 128 northbound around 11 p.m. Friday. No injuries were reported, and the driver was able to upright the vehicle.

According to police, a female Old Essex Road resident was reportedly yelling at vehicles at 12:08 p.m. Saturday. Police spoke with the resident.

Police said a tree came down on Overledge Road; the Department of Public Works was notified along with National Grid on Saturday at 1:25 a.m.

Power outages were reported along School Street at 7 a.m.

On Friday at 9:28 p.m., a male Old Essex Road resident was transported home after police found him walking on Pine Street.

Just after 5 p.m. on Saturday, a man called police, claiming somebody had tried to run him over on two seperate occasions on Tuck’s Point. Police said they are investigating the issue.

Police also notified DPW employees after water was reportedly flowing from Raymon Street at 11:41 a.m. Friday.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at