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September 12, 2013

Rockport Police/Fire: Street dumping sparks DPW calls


ROCKPORT — One Rockport resident may have decided to skip the proper disposal process.

The Department of Public Works notified police Tuesday about a couch in the middle of Whale Cove Road. Then, later in the day, the DPW reported that a fridge had been left in the middle of the road, police said.

The items were removed by the DPW, according to police.

A resident who called police at 9 p.m. Tuesday reported a break-in at a Main Street apartment earlier in the day.

Police said some food and rings may have been stolen; the issue is under investigation.

Police were called to Irvana Road Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. about a report of a man hiding in some bushes. Officers, however, could not find anyone when they arrived.

Police said a business fire alarm sounded on Bearskin Neck Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., but that it proved to be a faulty alarm.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at

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