A man is accused of putting a woman in headlock because she had saved another man’s phone number.
Officers responded to 25 Hawthorne St. for a reported domestic incident, and found a woman upstairs in the residence. She accused Nicholas Taormina, 19, of 4 Trask St. in Gloucester of placing her in a headlock because she had saved another man’s number on her cell phone. She said he took her cell phone before leaving.
Police found Taormina on Cleveland Street and arrested him on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
At 2:10 a.m. Friday, police found mail scattered from Washington Street, down Railroad Avenue, and onto Prospect Street. Officers thought it may have fallen from a mail truck, and took the mail to the post office later in the day.
At 11:58 a.m. Thursday a man told police that someone took two fishing rods, a gaff and a bait pen from his 20-foot boat around Aug. 15. He said he wanted the report on file and has been checking craigslist and e-Bay for his gear.
Police responded to Western Avenue at 7:38 p.m. Thursday for a report of a man staggering along the road with a bicycle. Police found the man who said he was walking home from work. He told police he had a few drinks after work. Officers told him to be careful walking his bicycle home as it was getting dark.
At 9:36 p.m. Thursday, a Cedarwood Avenue resident reported hearing gunshots nearby. Police found that the noise came from fireworks, which had stopped by the time they arrived.
Steven Fletcher may be contacted at 1-978-283-7000 x3455, or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at @stevengdt.