Firefighters extinguished a fire on the outside of a two-story house on Arlington Street in Annisquam on Tuesday just after 11 a.m.
Firefighters found fire showing on an addition to the house and the owner trying to put the it out with a garden hose when they arrived at 10:54 a.m.
Deputy Fire Chief Tom Aiello said firefighters had the fire knocked down quickly, and the two residents should be able to return to the home.
He said the department doesn’t know what caused the fire, as fire investigators could find no obvious signs of ignition, save a mulch pile leaning up against that section of the house.
An East Main Street resident reported his car stolen from the Yankee Fleet lot on Essex Avenue on Monday at 7:13 p.m.
He told police his blue Ford Explorer was at the Yankee Fleet lot at 8 a.m., and he had left a spare key in the ashtray. He said he wasn’t sure if he locked the doors; an officer took down the car’s information and police are looking for the vehicle.
A representative of Cruiseport Gloucester called the Police Department at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday to report that the establishment had fired an employee, and that the employee had caused a disturbance and punched walls on his way out. The establishment wanted the report on file.
Officers dispersed two intoxicated men from outside of O’Maley Middle School at 9:13 p.m. Monday. According to the police report, officers were told about the men by the Gloucester Fire Department.
Police received a call from a Cedar Street resident reporting four youths riding bicycles in the road Monday at 9:58 p.m. Police found the youths, who said they were packing it in for the night.
Police responded to the Rhumb Line several times Monday night for noise complaints starting at 10:40. Police told management to have the band turn down the volume.
A Main Street woman called police at 10:50 p.m. Monday to report that her brother-in-law was being harassed by his former landlord. She said her brother-in-law is in a wheelchair, and was disturbed by some remarks the landlord made. The woman said she wanted a report on file.
Police responded to a 911 call from near Walgreen’s on Rogers Street at 11:23 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, they found that a group of kids had dialed 911 from a pay phone. Officers spoke with the kids, who said they were sorry.
Paramedics transported an intoxicated man from Veterans Way to Addison Gilbert Hospital at 11:33 p.m. Monday. The man said someone had hit him in the face and knocked him to the ground, where he struck his head. Police are investigating.
A cyclist on Moorland Road called police Monday at 5:13 p.m. and reported that someone in a purple pickup truck had thrown a soft drink at him. The drink hit him and caused him to tip over on his bike. Police did not find the vehicle.
Officers responded to burglar alarms at Plum Cove School at 7:01 p.m. Monday. They found the building had been entered and the heat in one of the classrooms had been turned up. The classroom temperature reading was 91 degrees.
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