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October 23, 2012

Gloucester Police/Fire:Granite Street man faces DUI charge

Gloucester Police/Fire

Gloucester Police arrested a Rockport resident on drunken driving charges, Saturday at 1:13 a.m., after they saw him parked over the center line at the Eastern Avenue lights.

Officers stopped Stephen Zelck, 39, of 707 Granite St., in Rockport. He then failed a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested.

An officer on detail at Hammond Castle saw a bus scrape against a pillar in the parking lot,Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The driver said he misjudged the turn. No one was injured, or charged, in the accident. The Castle was hosting its annual haunted house event, with shuttle bus service offered to visitors.

A Maplewood Avenue resident brought a mailing into the police station at 6:02 p.m. Saturday.

The woman said the mailing included a check for $1,900, and told her to keep $200, send $1,500 to an unknown woman and send $150 through Western union. Police told the woman it was a scam.

Police received a call from a woman on Veterans Way who said she was assaulted.

When officers arrived, she told them that she had been “jumped” by two girls near O’Maley school. Police were unable to locate the girls, but are investigating.

A Cleveland Place man called police at 6:38 p.m, Sunday, and told police his father punched him in the jaw.

He said his father hit him after he called his sister several obscene names over the dinner table. He told officers he didn’t want to press charges, but told his father he was going to call police if he didn’t apologize.

Police spoke with the man’s father, who said he didn’t remember punching his son, but did push him out of the room. He said he regretted the incident.

A Stoneham man told an officer outside the House of Mitch on Rogers Street Saturday that his friend had taken a ride to Beverly with a couple he met in the bar, and was then beaten and robbed.

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