An 8-year-old student aboard a school bus headed for West Parish Elementary allegedly kicked his bus driver at 8:53 a.m. Thursday.
The Gloucester Public School’s transportation manager told police that staffers reported having an unruly 8-year-old on the bus. The child, she said, threatened to jump out of the emergency exit if the bus started up.
Police notified new West Parish principal Telena Imel and the child’s mother about the event.
Police arrested a man in an East Gloucester residence on charges of domestic assault and battery and resisting arrest after he allegedly pushed his uncle in the chest several times and tore his shirt Wednesday afternoon.
Police arrested Xavier Galatis, 19, of 8 Brierneck Road, at 12:27 p.m. after responding to that address for a report of a young man assaulting a male relative.
An 86-year-old man who owned the house opened the door and asked officers who’d called them. Police said they heard a man yelling from the rear of the house, where they saw Galatis standing in a door way yelling at a man. The man told police he called them.
When officers asked Galatis to move out of the doorway, he told police not to tell him what to do. At that point, he was arrested, handcuffed, and, according to police, tried to pull away from officers several times.
The man in the room told police that Galatis went into a rage after he asked him to turn his music down. He pushed him in the chest several times. When the man asked Galatis to stop, Galatis became angrier, tore down curtains, grabbed the man by the shirt and ripped it.
A woman from Hiltz Moving Company told police at the station on Wednesday at 5:24 p.m. that one of her employees was using a company gas card for his personal vehicle.
She said the employee made two charges in the last week, one for $55 and the other for $79. Officers forwarded her report to the department’s detectives.
A man slamming doors at 48 Friend St. drew a police response at 9:03 p.m. on Wednesday. The man said he was slamming the apartment doors because other tenants had left the main door open and bats were getting inside.
On Wednesday at 6:43 p.m., a man told police that someone had stolen his girlfriend’s car from Whittemore Street. He said the car was stolen on Monday.
Police responded to the Cape Ann Plaza off Grant Circle at 10:47 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a man sleeping in his car. Police found the man who said he ‘d driven up from the southeastern Massachusetts community of Sharon and was exhausted. Police let the man nap.
Neighbors on Taylor Street called police at 11:43 a.m. Wednesday and said a man was sleeping in a tent outside 18 Taylor St.
Police arrived at the residence and spoke to a man inside who said his friend was staying with him and occasionally slept outside in a tent. The friend, police told the man, is on an electronic monitoring system for a prior drug conviction.
A 2-year-old girl was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital by Beauport Ambulance from her home on Essex Avenue at 1:56 p.m. on Wednesday. The girl had suffered a seizure, police said.
Fire Department Paramedics transported an intoxicated man from a bench in front of the Rose Baker Senior Center to Addison Gilbert Hospital Wednesday at 1:25 p.m. Police transported two intoxicated men from the Oak Grove cemetery to the Action Shelter at 4:44 p.m. Wednesday
Police and firefighters responded to 95 Prospect St. at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of a structural fire. When they arrived, however, they found that the smoke that set off the alarm had come from burnt toast.
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