ROCKPORT — Responding to a motor vehicle accident on Thatcher Road around 4:15 a.m. Sunday, police searched for and arrested a Framingham man for driving under the influence of alcohol — his third reported offense.
Police said Thomas Thomas, 31, of Tara Lane exited his vehicle and ran into the marsh area near the cottages along Long Beach.
After about 90 minutes, police found and arrested Thomas; he is being charged with operating to endanger and the OUI. Police said Thomas was held on a $1,000 bail and transported to the jail in Middleton.
Police said a child was reported missing on Long Beach Sunday at 7:30 p.m., but Gloucester police reported the child was found within 10 minutes.
Police said a goat wrangled loose Friday at 7:30 p.m., and was reported running around South Street; police capture the animal and returned it to the owner.
Door-to-door salesmen on Stockholm Avenue were sent on their way Friday around 6:30 p.m. Police said they were soliciting replacement windows and did not have the proper permits.
Saturday at 11 a.m., a Bearskin Neck patron phoned police about a large bird nearby with tags on its leg that was shaking its head and appeared sick. Police notified Cape Ann Wild Bird Rescue.
Police addressed Long Beach patrons three times Saturday night at 9:30,10:30 and 11:30. Police said a small beach fire was extinguished and the patrons were spoken too for causing too much noise. Eventually, police said, they were asked to leave the beach.
Sunday at 1:10 p.m., a Phillips Avenue resident phoned police after it appeared a shed had been broken into, but responding officers found there was nothing stolen.
Saturday at 9:41 p.m., police checked on a Granite Street house after a woman had called about hearing footsteps on her roof. Police could not find any sign of trouble when they arrived.
Friday night at 8:30, police responded to a noise complaint after a generator was causing too much noise on Breakwater Avenue. Officers spoke with someone about quieting the noise.
Saturday around 1:27 a.m., police told a T-Wharf patron to keep his music down after receiving a noise complaint.
Police also spoke to a Bearskin Neck shop owner Saturday at 8:30 p.m. about another noise complaint related to music.
James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.