, Gloucester, MA

August 22, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: City man charged after failing to leave home

Gloucester Police/Fire

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — Police arrested a 52-year-old Washington Street man at his home Tuesday after he ignored police’s instructions to leave his home near Railroad Avenue for the night.

Charles F. Markee, who was initially reported as an unwelcome guest and who police said was “intoxicated,” left momentarily, but returned with police still telling him to leave. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

A 25-year-old Exchange Street man was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital for evaluation, after he told a police officer he had been “doing acid” all night Tuesday in the woods off Lincoln Street.

According to police, the man had run out of the woods about 9 a.m. and asked a state highway worker to call police and turn him in. The man had apparently thought he was wanted by police, but a warrant search of his name came up negative.

Brian Fontaine, a 33-year-old Perkins Road man, was arrested on charges of identity theft and violation of a harassment order Tuesday about 10:21 a.m.

Fontaine was released from Middleton Jail about 8:50 p.m. that night.

No further information about the case was immediately available as of Wednesday night.

A man reported an arrangement of flowers stolen from his wife’s grave site at Calvary Cemetery Tuesday about 2:13 p.m. The man told police this has been an ongoing incident. He had reported another incident in which someone replaced mums with rotting flowers on her headstone.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at