Gloucester Police charged Wayne Gething of 35 High St. and a local juvenile of assault and battery Wednesday at 6:18 p.m. after a confrontation on that Lanesville street.

The youth was also charged with possession of alcohol.

Gething called police and reported that two teens were drinking in a 2005 black Jeep. Police responded and found the youths on High Street walking toward Hickory Street.

The charged juvenile reported that a man in his 40s, who turned out to be Gething, had threatened him when he was trying to get into his father's jeep.

Gething allegedly pushed the youth backward onto the driver's side mirror. The teen complained of pain his back and chest, though the officers could find no bruises. His friend gave the same story.

According to the police report, Gething stated that the Jeep was parked on his property. When the juvenile stepped out of the vehicle, Gething asked him to leave. The man said the teen told him that "there was no sign, and that he had the right to be there." Gething told police the teen pushed him in an attempt to get into his car.

Gething said he saw a fifth of vodka on the seat. Police searched the vehicle and found some alcohol, though no vodka.

The charged juvenile was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital for an unspecified injury.

Tally's towing service removed a vehicle from Quarry Street, after police received a report Wednesday at 3:58 p.m. regarding "kids" in the Klondike Pit at the Lanesville quarries. Police searched the pit and found no one swimming in the quarry. They also checked nearby Vernon's pit, and found no one.

Police received a report from a pair of young women on Highland Street about a man possibly carrying a gun Wednesday at 6:37 p.m. Police found the man, but didn't find firearms, only hand tools in a bag.

Police dispersed kids from a crane on Gloucester Marine, after receiving a report Wednesday at 8 p.m. Police arrived on scene and found the crane had been left running. The yard owner turned the machine off and secured it.

A woman called police from Good Harbor Beach and asked for help finding her truck on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. An officer drove her around the lot until she located the vehicle.

Police received a report Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. from a woman whose car had reportedly been damaged after being towed. She reported that the car had not been secured correctly and when the truck came to a stop, it damaged the spoiler and bumper of the car.

Police asked that residents of a Veteran's Way home to turn down their television speakers after noise from video games disturbed other residents on the roadway. Police were called Wednesday at 9:48 p.m.; officers said they could hear the noise outside.

A Biskie Head Road resident reported that he had been threatened by a man with whom he was arguing Wednesday at 11:05 p.m. The resident did not press charges; the threatening party was told to leave him alone.

A resident called police and told them that a woman on Main Street near Palazola's corner was being punched Thursday at 12:16 a.m. Police arriving on the scene could not find the allegedly assaulting party, but transported one woman to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Police checked the Visitors Center in Stage Fort Park at 3:32 a.m. Thursday. Police found a window open and checked the building for vandalism, but found nothing out of order. They sealed the window and left.

A woman reported Thursday at 2:50 p.m. that her son's backpack had been stolen Monday when he was swimming at the quarries in Lanesville. His backpack was found later — but without his wallet, cell phone, car keys and sunglasses.

Police responded to a minor motor vehicle accident at Grant Circle on Wednesday at 3:38 p.m. No injuries were reported.

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