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June 4, 2014

Towns' Police/Fire: Resident warned of need for burning permit

Rockport police responded to a call reporting someone having a fire pit on their back porch on Main Street at 8:52 p.m. Monday.

An officer went to the scene and told the homeowner that outdoor burning required a proper permit from the Fire Department.

In other police news from Cape Ann’s towns:


ROCKPORT — Police responded to the Rockport Community House on Broadway for a fire alarm at 4:13 p.m. Monday. Responders, however, found it to be a false alarm due to a faulty alarm system.

Police took a report of alleged harassing emails sent to a resident at 2:34 p.m. The matter is under investigation, police said.


Police responded to a call regarding alleged suspicious activity at 12:32 a.m. Monday for a boat with its lights on in the marina. An officer turned the lights out.

Police received a report of alleged fraud at 12:55 p.m. Monday for someone on Essex Reach Road who said their debit card was used without permission and that someone had spent $200 to $300.

The bank and Essex police are investigating the matter.


MANCHESTER — Tennis courts do not equal a skate park — at least not here.

Police went to Allen Avenue and Brook Street at 5:33 p.m. Monday where youths were skateboarding on nearby tennis courts. They were asked not to continue to do so.

A sprinkler was found to be shooting water into the street near 153 School St. at 9:53 a.m. Tuesday and causing apparent traffic issues. The owner promised to fix the sprinkler.

Arianna MacNeill can be reached at 978-675-2710 or at Follow her on Twitter at @GDTArianna. Check for her blog posts in Cape Ann Chat on the GDT’s website.

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