Gloucester police arrested an 18-year-old Gloucester man early Sunday morning and charged him with operating under the influence of liquor and other vehicle-operating offenses following a single-vehicle crash on lower Centennial Avenue.

Police, responding at 4:20 a.m. to a report of a motor vehicle flipping over after crashing into a telephone pole near 13 Centennial Ave., arrested Maxwell J. Hubbard-Nicastro of 8 Gloucester Ave.

Hubbard-Nicastro also was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

According to the police report, the first officer on the scene, Patrolman Richard Tucker, reported to other officers that he could "a smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Hubbard-Nicastro's mouth when he spoke."

Patrolman James Nicolosi wrote in his narrative that upon arriving at the scene, he found the vehicle laying on its side, with a shattered driver's side window.

"The telephone pole next to the vehicle had wires down and was leaning away from the vehicle," Nicolosi wrote. "It appeared the right side of the vehicle was the initial point of contact as the front bumper was dented and partially detached."

Hubbard-Nicastro was evaluated by rescue squad members and police said he signed a patient refusal form. He then told officers he was driving along Western Avenue and took a right turn onto Centennial Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle.

"As I was speaking with him, I observed he had glassy, bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet," Nicolosi wrote. "As he spoke to me I could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his mouth. I asked him if he consumed any alcohol and he stated he had two beers with his friends."

Police said Hubbard-Nicastro agreed to perform standardized field sobriety tests. Police said he failed the first three and "showed impairment" while performing the fourth.

— Sean Horgan

In other news taken from the logs of Cape Ann's police and fire departments:

GLOUCESTER

Monday, May 13

12:58 a.m.: Officer responded to a Prospect Street address on report of a private property vandalized with graffiti. The matter is being investigated.

Sunday, May 12

10:08 a.m.: Police said they plan to issue a summons to court to Armand E. Merghart, 43, of 158 Hesperus Ave., Apt. 3, in Gloucester, on charges of assault and battery on a disabled person older than 60 and assault and battery on a household member. No further details were available.

2:32 a.m.: Police said they plan to issue a summons to court to Samantha A. Thompson, 23, of 19 Shepherd St. in Gloucester, on charges of operating an uninsured motor vehicle and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. The vehicle was towed.

1:08 a.m.: Officer responded to the parking lot at St. Peter's Square on report of individuals fighting. The combatants could not be located.

Saturday, May 11

2:20 p.m.: Officer responded to a Russell Avenue address on report of breaking and entering and a possible burglary. The resident said she came home to find her door unlocked and some possessions missing. The matter is being investigated.

1:04 p.m.: Officers responded to the Gloucester Transit-Mix property on Emerson Avenue on report of a large amount of trash dumped on the property. The owner of the property was notified.

11:12 a.m.: Police said they will issue a summons to court to Lorraine Smith King, 68, of 3 Hunter Road in Gloucester on charges of operating a motor vehicle without a license and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

The charges stem from a three-vehicle crash that sent King to the hospital complaining of chest pains.

According to the report, King's vehicle rear-ended the vehicle in front of her in the northbound lane of Route 128, near the Eastern Avenue traffic lights, pushing the second vehicle into the rear end of a third vehicle.

9:45 a.m.: Officer responded to the YMCA on Middle Street on report of a locker-room larceny. The reporting individual said there were several items missing from his locker when he returned from a shower, including $500 in cash, sunglasses valued at $200, an Apple iPhone and four articles of clothing. It is being investigated.

7:52 a.m.: Police said they will issue a summons to court to Brian F. Setzer, 53, of 84 Prospect St. in Gloucester, on the charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license following a two-car crash at the intersection of Washington and Middle streets. Setzer was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital for evaluation. Both vehicles were towed. 

ROCKPORT

Sunday, May 12

9:11 p.m.: Officers shut off an alarm in a car parked on Mt. Locust Avenue that was reportedly sounding for more than an hour. 

5:51 p.m.: A wallet and pair of keys found on Sumner Street was submitted into police custody and was later returned to the owner.

5:23 p.m.: An American Express found on Main Street was submitted into police custody. Representatives from American Express told officers the card was invalid and instructed them to destroy it.

2:55 p.m.: Officers issued a criminal complaint to a Main Street resident regarding his silver/gray convertible. The complaint cited the car was uninsured, unregistered and had plates registered to another car.

12:33 p.m.: Report of a man with a backpack passed out on a Railroad Avenue lawn. The man refused ambulance services when officers arrived at the scene. One officer gave the man a ride home. 

Saturday, May 11

6:28 p.m.: A car illegally parked on Squam Hill Road was ticketed.

3:55 p.m.: A Main Street resident reported his wallet missing.

Medical calls: Transported by ambulance to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester were individuals from Sandy Bay Terrace at 3:52 a.m. and 1:42 p.m., and Bayridge Lane at 10:29 a.m.

10:03 a.m.: A Broadway Avenue resident reported the cat was missing.

12:26 a.m.: Medical emergency on Bayridge Lane. The person refused ambulance services. 

12:03 a.m.: Officers assisted a person locked out of his apartment. 

Friday, May 10

11:49 p.m.: Medical emergency on Stockholm Avenue. The person was transported by ambulance to Addison Gilbert Hospital. 

11:23 p.m.: Report of an erratic driver on Main Street. Officers spoke with the driver and no further action was taken.

7:07 p.m.: Medical emergency on Curtis Street. The person was transported by Beauport Ambulance Services to Addison Gilbert Hospital. 

6:09 p.m.: Medical emergency on Millbrook Park. The person was transported by ambulance to Addison Gilbert Hospital. 

2:24 p.m.: Report of a broken water pipe behind a cottage on Long Beach. Public Works was notified to shut its water line off.

1:27 p.m.: A Prides Lane resident reported the power was out. National Grid was notified. Officers did not receive any other reports of outages in the area. 

1:21 p.m.: Report of a stick-built lean-to tent in the woods of Granite Street. The caller was concerned someone had been living in there. Officers are investigating. 

12:29 p.m.: Report of low-hanging wires on Beach Street. Comcast was notified. 

12:01 p.m.: A broken-down car on Main Street was towed.

11:07 a.m.: A film production company notified police they would shooting a short film Wednesday, May 22, from noon to 10 p.m. at the Gloucester end of Long Beach. The scene reportedly depicts gang members and uses fake guns. 

10:37 a.m.: A motorist received a civil citation for driving an unregistered motor vehicle and not carrying a license during a traffic stop at the corner of Main Street and Lamb Heights.

9:35 a.m.: Report of low-hanging wires on Bearskin Neck. Verizon was notified. 

7:46 a.m.: Report of a car without license plates parked on Pigeon Hill Street. Officers spoke with the owner and the car was moved back into his driveway.

MANCHESTER

Monday, May 13

12:09 p.m.: Medical emergency on Walker Road. The person was transported by ambulance to a hospital. 

7:47 a.m.: Lift assist on Summer Street. The person was transported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital. 

7:32 p.m.: A set of keys found on Beach Street were submitted into police custody.

Sunday, May 12

1:49 p.m.: A driver on Summer Street received a verbal warning for an inspection sticker violation.

1:08 p.m.: A driver on Route 128 northbound received a verbal warning for speeding. 

9:43 a.m.: A driver on Route 128 southbound received a verbal warning for speeding. 

Saturday, May 11

10:07 p.m.: Report of two lost dogs on Loading Place Road. 

9:49 p.m.: Officers received a report of a road rage incident in Gloucester at Magnolia Square. The incident may have involved property damage. The call was transferred to Gloucester Police. 

8:35 p.m.: Officers received multiple calls regarding multiple cars pulled over on Route 128 northbound. The group of people were reportedly looking for a pug dog that ran into the woods. 

8:03 p.m.: A driver on Summer Street received a verbal warning for speeding.

6:26 p.m.: Medical emergency on Old Essex Road. A 90-year-old woman reportedly experiencing confusion was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

2:55 p.m.: Two women were in a physical altercation on School Street. No injuries were reported. One woman was transported by ambulance for a mental health evaluation. 

12:04 p.m.: A 62-year-old woman was reportedly bitten by a dog. The woman refused transport to a hospital. At 12:30 p.m., police were notified that the dog had also bit another dog the previous Monday. Animal Control is investigating. 

Friday, May 10

10:58 p.m.: Report of a car stuck in sand on Masconomo Street. AAA was called.

4:25 p.m.: A driver on the corner of Brookwood Road and Bridge Street received a verbal warning for tailgating.

2:57 p.m.: A driver on Summer Street received a verbal warning for a crosswalk violation.

11:48 a.m.: A driver on Beach Street received a verbal warning for a stop sign violation.

10:39 a.m.: A driver on the School Street ramp to Route 128 northbound received a verbal warning for an inspection sticker violation.

8:14 a.m.: A repossession company notified officers it was repossessing a car on Loading Place Road. 

7:39 a.m.: Report of erratic operator at the corner of Proctor Street and Masconomo Street. 

6:49 a.m.: Report of a dead baby seal on Singing Beach. Animal Control buried the carcass. 

3:05 a.m.: Lift assist on Summer Street.

ESSEX

Monday, May 13

6:09 a.m.: A motorist with an expired registration received a verbal warning since he was able to renew it roadside online.

1:29 a.m.: A resident reported receiving a scam call saying a family member was in trouble and needed money. 

12:05 a.m.: A fire alarm sounded at a home on Shepard Memorial Drive. It was a problem with the alarm.

Sunday, May 12

8:46 p.m.: An erratic driver on John Wise Avenue was pulled over, and found to not be impaired. He was cited for a marked lanes violation.

6:48 p.m.: A disabled watercraft was reported on the Essex River. The assistant harbormaster went out and brought everyone in the boat back to shore. The boat was going to be towed in later.

3:05 p.m.: The drivers in a two-car crash on Eastern Avenue did not require transport to the hospital but one car was badly damaged and had to be towed. A driver was cited for following the other car too closely.

11:44 a.m.: A brush fire  off John Wise Avenue in the area of Cape Ann Golf Club was extinguished by the Fire Department. 

8:41 a.m.: An alarm sounded at a Main Street restaurant. All was found to be secure and the owner was notified.

Saturday, May 11

6:38 p.m.: A driver was cited for pulling an unregistered trailer with no lights. The trailer was towed.

5:03 p.m.: A motorcyclist operating erratically on Martin Street will be mailed a citation for a marked lanes violation and speeding. 

4:51 p.m.: An erratic operator reported on Southern Avenue by Manchester Police could not be located.

12:47 p.m.: A call came in about a fire on Pond Street. Firefighters found it was an illegal burn and extinguished it.

6:59 a.m.: A driver was given a verbal warning during a John Wise Avenue traffic stop to clear up his car's registration as the Registry had no information on it.

Lead foots: Two drivers were issued citations for speeding during traffic stops at 6:35 and 6:50 a.m. on Eastern Avenue.

6:32 a.m.: A motorist proved not to be impaired after being stopped on John Wise Avenue for driving excessively slow. He was having car trouble.

1:19 a.m.: Essex officers aided Hamilton police in their town with a large party on Appaloosa Road. 

Friday, May 10

Medical calls: The rescue squad transported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital a patient from Essex Elementary School on Story Street at 10:49 a.m., and a male from Lufkin Point Road at 5:25 p.m.

8:23 a.m.: A 911 caller reported a truck traveling on Route 133 with its rear door open. It could not be located.

Thursday, May 9

Pond Street: A patrolman conducting radar enforcement issued a driver a citation for speeding at 5:15 p.m. At 5:21 p.m., a dog walker stopped by the cruiser  to complain about speeding on the street, and expressed gratitude when he learned why the patrolman was there. Then at 5:23 p.m., a Harry Holmans Drive resident stopped to report his mailbox had been damaged by a speeding car earlier. He said the driver did stop, and paid for the damage.

11:19 a.m.: A driver stopped on John Wise Avenue for having an expired registration was given a verbal warning as he was able to renew it roadside online.

9:54 a.m.: An alarm sounded at Gordon College's property on Wood Drive, formerly Camp Menorah. A contractor working there said he set it off in error, which was confirmed by a college official who arrived in response. 

9:27 a.m.: A driver received a verbal warning during a Main Street traffic stop.

1:22 a.m.: Officers on patrol found an open door at Town Hall. All seemed fine and they secured the building.