, Gloucester, MA

August 30, 2013

Essex Police/Fire: Kayaker’s failure to answer phone worries mom

Essex Police/Fire

By James Niedzinski
Staff Writer

---- — ESSEX — A worried mother called police Wednesday when her kayaking son didn’t answer his cell phone.

The mom, an Essex resident, phoned police Wednesday around 3:45 p.m., saying she was concerned because her son was not answering his cell phone while kayaking in the area of Conomo Point.

Police were able to make contact with the kayaker and put him in touch with his mother.

In other news taken from the police and fire logs:

A Forest Avenue resident reported a suspicious phone call Wednesday just before 9 a.m., and spoke to police about it.

Two callers reported a coyote dead on John Wise Avenue (Route 133) around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday. Police notified the state Highway Department to remove the carcass. Earlier this week, police attempted to find a sickly coyote that was reported by other Essex residents.

An erratic driver was reported at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Main Street. Police could not find the vehicle when they arrived.

A man was transported from Patriots Landing to Beverly Hospital just past 3 a.m. Thursday for medical treatment.

Police responded to a burglar alarm Thursday morning around 7:30 on Western Avenue. It was a false alarm.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000 x3455 or