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June 25, 2013

Rockport Police/Fire: Children riding go-karts in cemetery reported

Rockport Police/Fire

ROCKPORT — The quiet of a town cemetery was broken Sunday evening by the noise of go-karts.

Police said they received reports of teenagers riding go-karts in Beech Grove Cemetery on Sunday around 7 p.m.

Police said they spoke to the three Rockport youths.

Friday at 2:40 p.m., firefighters responded a report of a strange odor on Bearskin Neck. Police said an artist using turpentine was the cause of the odor.

Friday at 9:50 p.m., police spoke to people at a Agawam Lane residence who were having a loud argument.

Saturday morning at 8:20, firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm on Drumlin Road. Police said burnt food was the cause of the false alarm.

Saturday at 7:42 p.m., police ticketed various cars parked illegally on Granite Street.

Police spoke to a group of people outside of a Parker Street residence after receiving a noise complaint Saturday at 9:15 p.m.

At 11 p.m. Saturday police also told a group of people to quiet down near Haven and Mount Locust Avenues.

Another noise complaint was reported Sunday at 3 a.m. Police spoke to a group of people outside the Rockport Inn and Suites on Main Street.

Police addressed a complaint about construction crews on Granite Street starting their work day just before 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Monday morning at 1:30, officers on patrol found on a car on Granite Street that had been written on with shaving cream as a prank.

Heat help

Need to beat the heat?

A cooling station will be open at the Rockport Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Another cooling center will be open at the Police Station all day Wednesday through Friday.

Rockport’s Police Department and Council On Aging are asking residents to check in on their elderly family members, friends, and neighbors throughout the warm summer months.

Residents should pay extra attention to homes that are exceptionally hot and to warning signs of dehydration, heat stroke and exhaustion, which includes lack of energy, nausea and high body temperature.

Any resident concerned about an elder may contact the Rockport Police at 978-546-1212 or the Council on Aging at 978-546-2573.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000 x3455 or

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