A Gloucester teenager was arrested from allegedly stealing sneakers and hat from a peer Sunday at 5:18 p.m.

Kenneth Hayes, 18, of 8 Cedarwood Road was arrested on charges of larceny and assault and battery after police found him in his home with both the shoes and the hat.

According to police, an officer was dispatched to the scene where a young man was allegedly jumped by Hayes. After speaking with the young man and getting his side of the story, the officer went and found Hayes at his home.

Hayes was taken to the Gloucester Police Department and held on bail, and will be arraigned today, police said.

An elderly Gloucester man, who police say is known to them for repeatedly reporting road races and making noise complaints, took such an investigation into his own hands Sunday at 9:53 p.m. when he used a camera to photograph license plates of particular vehicles owned by youths — youths he claimed had been racing down Western Avenue, police said.

A police officer found the man surrounded by a few youths whom he was reportedly harassing, according to police. The man later admitted to police that he had, in the past, thrown eggs at vehicles and motorcycles he suspected to be racing by his residence.

Though police did not charge the man with criminal activity this time, they did advised him to contact them for any further issues, and not to confront the motor vehicles with either cameras — or eggs.

Police responded to a report that a homeless man was yelling at "everybody" in the area of Shaw's on Railroad Avenue at 4:13 p.m. Sunday.

Police responded and, after speaking with two witnesses, issued the man a verbal warning for disturbing the peace.

Two cars collided in Grant Circle Sunday at 4:22 p.m., but the accident reportedly caused only minor visible damage, said police.

An officer on a routine patrol spotted the two cars — a 2009 Chrysler with a New Jersey plate and a 1989 Oldsmobile Sedan with Massachusetts plates — parked on the median off the rotary.

Police said that the drivers both claimed that the Chrysler struck the Sedan, and that only the Chrysler sustained minor damage to the driver's side front.

According to police, the officer helped the two drivers, neither of whom sustained injuries, exchange information.

Jesse Poole can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3447, or at gt_reporter@gloucestertimes.com.

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