A motorist escaped serious injury late Tuesday night when the car he was driving went off the end of Beach Court, across a portion of Pavilion Beach and into the northeast corner of Gloucester’s Outer Harbor.

The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle, said Capt. Barry Aptt of the Gloucester Fire Department, which responded with Gloucester police. He said the driver was transported by the Fire Department’s rescue squad to Addison Gilbert Hospital, but there were nio signs of any serious injuries.

Gloucester police Assistant Chief John McCarthy said there were no reports as of Wednesday afternoon of any charges filed.

Tally’s Hookers removed the vehicle from the water.

— Ray Lamont

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


Wednesday, May 25

1:11 a.m.: Officers responded to the Walgreen’s store in the plaza at 201 Main St. for a report of an unwelcome guest, but did not file any charges. The store is open 24 hours.

6:38 a.m.: Police retrieved and safely disposed of a discarded hypodermic needle found along Magnolia Avenue.

Tuesday, May 24

1:16 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at the State of the Art Gallery on Pleasant Street. Officers found the building to be secure.

1:19 p.m.: Everett F. Farris, 38, whose address was listed as the Action Inc. shelter at 370 Main St., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting by concealment from Shaw’s supermarket on Railroad Avenue. No further details were available Wednesday regarding what was taken in the incident.

3:05 p.m.: Police and firefighters responded to a call to the historic Fitz Henry Lane House on Harbor Loop, but found only some smoke from an appliance in the building. There were no reports of damage or of any injuries. 


Wednesday, May 25

4:07 a.m.: A Millbrook Park man was taken to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.

Tuesday, May 24

9:30 a.m.: A Granite Street woman was taken to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

11:44 a.m.: A vehicle was towed from Granite Street for an expired registration.

5:10 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at Gott Avenue, but there were no issues.


Wednesday, May 25

6:12 a.m.: A burglar alarm activated on Beaver Dam Road but all was secure.

6:49 a.m.: A fire alarm sounded oat a Newport Park residence but it was false.


Wednesday, May 25

6:50 a.m.: A driver was given a verbal warning for speeding on John Wise Avenue, Route 133.

8:29 a.m.: A dog was reported barking and howling on Maple Street. The animal control officer was notified.

9:22 a.m.: A homeowner was helped back into his locked house.

Tuesday, May 24

3:14 p.m.: A driver was stopped on Winthrop Street and given a verbal warning for speeding.

7:48 p.m.: A woman walked in complaining of not feeling well but refused medical attention.

8 p.m.: There was a report of harassment from Patriot’s Landing where a car kept driving by a home, and the homeowner was afraid it was connected to a past incident. No action was taken.