By Marjorie Nesin
---- — GLOUCESTER — Police responded to a report of a group of three or four people who were allegedly smashing the windows of an Acacia Street home Wednesday about 8:18 p.m.
According to the police, the group was looking for a relative of the person who owns the home.
The relative had been hiding in the basement, according to the group of three or four unknown people who were calling his name. Police spoke with the man the group had been searching for, and found that he was “uncooperative,” telling them only that he was not going to be a “snitch,” according to the police report.
Police responded to a report of a masked person standing on the porch of an Orchard Road residence Wednesday about 8:27 p.m. According to police, a minor at the residence had been home babysitting his younger sister when he heard a noise on the front porch. The boy told police that when he went to the door, heard the man say, “let me in.”
Officers searched the area for a man in a mask, but found no one matching the description.
Police called the Department of Public Works to respond to reported “black ice” conditions on Concord Street near Atlantic Street, after a person notified them of the icy roadway.
At Good Harbor Beach, police wrapped more caution tape around the foot bridge on Nautilus Road Wednesday about 11:22 a.m., warding off people who might consider crossing the bridge that was heavily damaged in the Feb. 8-9 Blizzard of 2013.
Police said the Department of Public Works has scheduled the bridge for demolition.
Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at email@example.com.