Gloucester police responded to a report of a man struck by a car in front of the Causeway Restaurant on Essex Avenue at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday.
When officers arrived, however, they found the man surrounded by bystanders, who said he hadn’t been struck, but had fainted outside the restaurant. Paramedics transported the man to Addison Gilbert Hospital.
An officer on patrol near St. Peter’s Square saw a large flash on the docks nearby, and reported two men apparently running from the flash at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday,
While the officer checked the docks for any sign of fire, he could not confirm anything that may have caused the flash, and could not find the two men.
A Bass Rocks Road resident called police at 9:22 a.m. Wednesday to report that someone had taken an $1,800 laptop out of her unlocked car. Police are investigating.
A Hartz Street resident told police at the station Tuesday at 4:08 p.m. that her work email had been hacked. She said whoever hacked it was sending messages to BankGloucester, seeking account transfers. Gloucester detectives are investigating.
An officer responded to Woodman Street at 4:11 p.m Tuesday to speak with two residents about a complaint of firearms noise over the weekend. The residents said they were target shooting Sunday night, and the officer told them not to do it again as the noise was bothering neighbors.
A woman called police from in front of the Girl Scout house on Western Avenue at 4:49 p.m. to report that someone had broken her car window. Police responded and confirmed that, and found that nothing was taken from the car.
Fire Department paramedics transported a man who injured his elbow in a Burke’s Field softball game to Addison Gilbert Hospital on Tuesday at 7:23 p.m.
Steven Fletcher can be reached at 978-283-7000 x3455, or firstname.lastname@example.org.