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October 23, 2012

Gloucester Police/Fire:Granite Street man faces DUI charge

Gloucester Police/Fire

By Steven Fletcher Staff Writer
Gloucester Daily Times

---- — 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.

He gave police a description of the man and woman and the mini-van they were driving. He said he was heading to Beverly police to report the incident as well.

A taxi driver called police after a woman he was driving jumped out of the back of his cab without paying her fare on Liberty Street, Saturday at 4:20 p.m.

He said he didn’t know the woman’s name, but had a cell phone number. Police called the number, but couldn’t reach the woman.

After he wrote a $1,500 check to a local contractor for materials almost a month ago, a man called police, Monday at 9:46 a.m., and said the contractor didn’t start work on his house, and hasn’t returned several phone calls. Police are investigating.

A Perkins Street man called police and said someone was trespassing in an apartment he owned Monday at 12:47 a.m.

He said he was having the tenant evicted this week, and the tenant was in Maine. When police knocked on the door, a woman answered and said she was spending the night in her brother-in-law’s apartment.

Steven Fletcher may be contacted at 1-978-283-7000 x3455, or sfletcher@gloucestertimes.com. Follow him on Twitter at @stevengdt.