, Gloucester, MA

August 20, 2013

Gloucester Police / Fire: Bicyclist hurt in Prospect Street crash

Gloucester Police/Fire

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — A young bicyclist was transported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital with “undisclosed injuries,” police said, after a Sunday evening crash involving the cyclist and a motor vehicle.

Police were still investigating the collision Monday.

The cyclist, who police classified as a “juvenile,” was riding down Prospect Street about 8:30 p.m. when a vehicle turning onto Prospect Street from the Railroad Avenue intersection struck the boy. The 52-year-old driver, who lives in Gloucester, told police he did not see the boy until it was “too late.”

One witness told police he saw the vehicle speed through the intersection and collide with the bicycle, while another said the vehicle stopped, proceeded at a slow pace, then collided with the bicycle, according to the police report.

A Fed Ex delivery box truck became trapped under a fallen utility pole and live wires on Forest Street Friday about 10:28 a.m.

The driver told police a low-hanging wire caught on his vehicle, then pulled down the utility pole, which police noted “appeared rotted.”

The driver was still in the truck when police arrived on scene because of the live wires. He was uninjured, and his truck suffered only “minor” damage.

National Grid shut down power to the area while police cleared the scene. The pole also struck a parked car on the side of the roadway when it fell, damaging the car’s rear windshield and roof.

A 21-year-old Cleveland Street woman was charged with disorderly conduct after she allegedly threw a brick at another woman and pulled out the woman’s hair Saturday about 4 p.m.

Police said they received five 911 emergency calls regarding the incident that led to Melissa C. Hinckley’s arrest. Witnesses told police Hinckley had screamed and yelled outside of the other woman’s residence before attempting to hit her with the brick and pulling out her hair.

Officers, who found Hinckley sitting on an Addison Street sidewalk “yelling and crying,” recognized her from a different dispute earlier that morning.

Police arrested four people for trespassing on the public watershed at Klondike Reservoir Saturday about 1:54 p.m. during a routine check of the area.

Officers found a 16-year-old Malden boy, a 20-year-old Chelsea woman named Danielle Amorim, a 19-year-old Everett teen named Bruno A. Holinda, and a 20-year-old Medford man named Luis S. Fernandez on the property by the water.

Though the group initially denied swimming in the area, police noted that they were wearing swimwear and that one of the males’ shorts were wet. An officer also confiscated a small glass bong with marijuana residue after noticing the smell of burnt marijuana.

Police initially planned to let the group leave and summons them to court later, but arrested them after the 16-year-old twice declined to leave without the confiscated bong.

Police filed a report with the Department of Children and Families after responding to a call of a toddler leaning out of an opened “upstairs” window Sunday about 10:39 a.m.

Officers who responded to the Summit Street residence saw a yellow baby bottle on the ground beneath the window from which the 1-year-old was leaning. Witnesses told police the toddler had dropped the bottle onto the ground.

According to police, the mother was sleeping when officers arrived and she told police she “had no idea” her daughter could open the window.

Police told her she needed to “be more aware of what her kids are doing.” Police also noted that the house was “dirty,” the kitchen floor was “filthy,” and the couch was “ripped apart.”

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at