ESSEX — An assistant harbormaster reported vandalism to the Conomo Point dock Sunday about 3:30 p.m., according to police.
Police said the dock appeared to have been moved and its chains ripped from the mooring.
Witnesses told police two individuals had been arguing loudly in a boat at the dock the night before, but the boat was still tied to the dock the next morning, police said.
A caller reported two Labrador Retrievers running around in the roadway on Western Avenue Friday about 4:39 p.m., according to police, who later secured both dogs.
One dog was returned to its owner by police, and the other dog was turned over to an animal control officer, police said. Police had no further information Monday.
Two loose horses, grazing in a Kings Court field, prompted a resident to call police Saturday about 9:11 a.m., according to police.
Officers responded to the area and approached another neighbor, who helped police contact the horses’ owner, police said.
The owner moved the horses into a corral, according to police.
An assistant harbormaster reported possible illegal dumping of tires in the Essex River on the back side of Hog Island, also known as Choate Island, Sunday about 2:19 p.m., according to police.
Police said they were unable to investigate the dumping at the time due to tides, but police passed on the tip to The Trustees of Reservations, which owns the property.
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