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January 17, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Resident reports boat break-in

Gloucester Police/Fire

GLOUCESTER — A Prospect Street resident told police Tuesday that somebody had apparently broken into his boat while it was stored at Rose Marine.

The resident reported the incident around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The vessel is described as a 40-foot long sport boat.

According to the police report, the boat owner told police that a section of the stern had been pushed in, with an extension cord running aboard from an outdoor power receptacle. A sliding door also appeared to be to be pried open, damaging part of the frame, police said.

The resident also said there was garbage strewn throughout the boat and someone may have been sleeping there, according to the report.

Police officers were called to investigate a motor vehicle accident on Eastern Avenue on Tuesday at around 6:40 p.m.

Although the two-car accident did not result in any serious injuries, both cars could be driven and had to be towed from the area.

According to police, one driver was traveling south on Eastern Avenue and the other north toward Rockport, and the pair collided as one driver was turning into a driveway on Eastern Avenue.

The driver traveling southbound is going to be mailed a seatbelt citation, as there were four children in the car but only three seatbelts, according to police.

A Shepherd Street resident was pulled over on East Main Street after police observed her with her lights off Wednesday at 1:06 a.m.

And the police report indicated the female driver had a strong smell of alcohol coming from her vehicle.

But after passing a series of field sobriety tests, the motorist was allowed to go with a verbal warning.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at jniedzinski@gloucestertimes.com.

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