An 85-year-old Gloucester resident was hit by a car at 11:50 a.m. Thursday on Prospect Street. 

The man was transported by the Fire Department's ambulance squad to Addison Gilbert Hospital, but he also admitted to police that he was not using a crosswalk, the report indicates.

The driver, Susan Crowell, also of Gloucester, admitted to taking her eyes off the road for "one second," and was unable to avoid hitting the man, according to the police report. She was issued a citation for failure to slow down for a pedestrian, according to the report.

A Washington Street restaurant was given a suspected counterfeit $20 bill, according to a police report.

An employee there said the bill did not "feel right," and was not the same size as other bills of its denomination. Police took the bill and said the case will be reviewed by detectives.

An animal control officer, while operating the department's van, came too close to a granite pillar and scraped it at Seaside Cemetery at 12:43 p.m. Thursday. 

The passenger side of the van was damaged, but the pillar was left unscathed, according to a report.

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