A man called police Tuesday at 4:06 p.m. to report that he saw a small child left in a car in the Gloucester Crossing parking lot.
The license plate the caller provided came back to a Forest Street residence, and police spoke to a woman who lives at the residence. She said, however, she left her son in the car for a few minutes when she ran into a store.
She said a man she didn’t know came up and confronted her about leaving her son in the car, and words were exchanged. But she said her son had an ear infection and she didn’t want him out in the rain.
Police told her that they would file a form with the Department of Children and Families. The woman was cooperative, police said.
A Hiltz Disposal truck sideswiped a car on Atlantic Road, Tuesday at 7:57 a.m., causing heavy damage but no injuries, according to police.
According to the police report, the car pulled up alongside the disposal truck, which was parked at a stop sign. As the car stopped, however, the truck operator jumped back into the truck and started driving, sideswiping the car. The car sustained heavy damage.
No charges were filed, police said.
A Magnolia Avenue resident told police Tuesday at 10:58 a.m. that someone stole four pepper plants from her deck last night. The plants, she said, were cut off at the roof.
Police received a report of three men on the commuter rail tracks at 12 Cleveland St., Tuesday at 12:12 p.m. They could not find the men when they searched the area.
An Exchange Street resident called police at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday to report a drunken man in the hallway of their residence. Police found the man, who was intoxicated, out on the front steps. Police woke him up and sent him on his way.
Police on patrol found a woman walking in the Oak Grove Cemetery at 1:13 a.m. She was walking her dog, and police told her to leave the cemetery.
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