, Gloucester, MA

June 18, 2013

Essex Police/Fire: Garbage, bricks dumped illegally

Essex Police/Fire

By James Niedzinski
Staff Writer

---- — ESSEX — Bricks, cinder blocks and garbage, all left illegally, was discovered along two roads this weekend.

Police received a report of illegal dumping Sunday around 10 a.m., and found some bricks and cinder blocks that had been discarded on Belcher Street.

A report of illegal dumping was also made Saturday around 11 p.m. A resident came in to the station to report that trash had been deposited illegally off of Rocky Hill Road.

In both cases, police are investigating who the dumped items belonged to and who left them.

Saturday just after 11 p.m. police received a report of a car with its door left open on John Wise Avenue. Police said the owner returned home to find the door open, but nothing appeared to be out of place or stolen.

A report of an erratic operator on John Wise Avenue came in Friday just before 8 a.m. Police were unable to find the car and driver.

John Wise Avenue was a dangerous place for animals to be this weekend.

A dog was struck and killed by a vehicle on the road Saturday at 7:21 p.m. Essex does not have a leash law.

A deer was hit by a car on Sunday around 3:30 p.m. The deer ran off into the woods.

A man injured on the baseball field behind Town Hall was transported to Beverly Hospital on Saturday around 10:45 a.m.

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