ESSEX — Officers received several reports of coyotes in the field off John Wise Avenue Thursday at 3:15 p.m.
Police responded and found the animals 200 yards off the road.
The coyotes, officers said, weren't bothering anyone, and police said they were simply left alone.
A Belcher Street resident reported to police at 5:07 p.m. Thursday that, while he was working in his yard, someone apparently made off with a number of yard tools he had left at the other side of his property. Police are investigating.
Police on patrol confronted several 17-year-olds riding bicycles on Southern Avenue at 9:10 p.m. Thursday. The youths were sent on their way and told not to ride in the dark.
A Grove Street resident called police at 11:08 p.m. Thursday to report a strange "humming" noise outside her home.
Police found the noise came from a carpet cleaning company working at Shea's Riverside restaurant. They received a second call about the noise at 12:23 a.m. on Friday, and told the company to wrap it up.
Steven Fletcher may be contacted at 978-283-7000 x3455, or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at @stevengdt.