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July 23, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Newton man found safe after each search

Gloucester Police/Fire:

Police, lifeguards and United States Coast Guards officials responded to a report of a missing person on Good Harbor Beach Sunday around 3:30 p.m.

A police report indicates that a 51-year-old man from Canterbury Road in Newton was reported missing after four hours, walking off around 11 a.m.

The beach was cleared of all swimmers by lifeguards using their bullhorns and police using their all terrain vehicle sirens; Salt Island was also cleared of beachgoers as police officers waded out to the island.

After a U.S. Coast Guard and Gloucester police boat search began, a lifeguard was spotted escorting the man down the beach.

According to police, the man apologized for wasting everyone’s time, but as the beach patron returned, he was greeted with a standing ovation and applause from other patrons, the report states.

“The lifeguard did a great job with all who were in the water, clearing out thousands of people swimming is not an easy task,” the report reads.

Police arrested a Washington Street man Saturday just after 1 p.m. after police received a report about a possible domestic disturbance on that thoroughfare.

According to police, the person who reported the incident was waiting outside of Ed’s Mini Mart, and was afraid to go back into the Washington Street apartment of Samuel Parsons, 35. A two-year-old child was also in the apartment, police said.

When the reporting party arrived at Parsons’ apartment, he began throwing items at her, and a piece of wood hit her right calf, according to police.

Parsons told police the woman reporting the incident was the one responsible for the items strewn throughout the apartment. But police then arrested and charged Parsons with domestic assault and battery.

A road rage incident on Saturday around 7 a.m. resulted in the arrest of a Washington Street woman.

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