Seven people who failed to properly dispose of their dog’s poop during or following visits to Good Harbor Beach will be receiving a special citation in mail.

The civil citations were all issued Monday by police, and each calls for a $100 fine under the city’s code of ordinances regarding animals.

Under the dog ordinance, canines are allowed to run unleashed but under control by their owner on Good Harbor on even-numbered days through April 30, and Monday was March 20. But owners are also required to have an adequate number of disposal bags or other appropriate device for removal of their dogs’ waste, and owners “must clean up after their dogs and dispose of the waste in an appropriate waste container,” the ordinance reads.

According to the citations, some owners simply allowed their dogs to relieve themselves without using any disposal materials, while others initially cleaned up after their pets but then left the bag of waste on the beach, near the end of the footbridge off Nautilus Road.

All of the citations are being mailed to the pet owners, police said.

— Ray Lamont

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


Thursday, March 23

5:09 a.m.: A missing person was reported off Salt Lane, but the call proved to be unfounded, officers said.

Wednesday, March 22

7:02 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded at East Gloucester Elementary School on the Davis Street extension. A check of the property found it to be secure.

12:46 p.m.: Officers retrieved a discarded hypodermic needle found along Salt Island Road and safely disposed of it.

10:38 a.m.: There were no injuries reported and both motorists were able to drive away after a two-car accident on the Route 128 Extension at Blackburn Circle near the entrance to Blackburn Industrial Park. No charges were filed.

10:36 a.m: A father reported his son as a missing person because he had not shown up for class at Gloucester High School. Police confirmed the boy was taking a Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test at the school as planned.


Thursday, March 23

1:24 a.m.: A tree was reported hanging over the road on Harlow Street. Public Works was notified.

Wednesday, March 22

10:19 p.m.: A driver was issued a verbal warning for speeding on John Wise Avenue.

5:52 p.m.: An ambulance transported an individual from Western Avenue to Beverly Hospital.

3:30 p.m.: A tree was reported down on Harlow Street. Public Works was notified.

3:23 p.m.: A burglar alarm was set off in error at a Ralston Drive residence.

3:15 p.m.: A Watertown resident is summonsed to court for driving with a suspended license in a motor vehicle with revoked insurance. The vehicle was towed.

11:29 a.m.: A dog was reported running in and out of traffic on Eastern Avenue. The dog was gone upon police arrival.

11 a.m.: Telephone wires were reported down on Goodwin Court. Phone company was notified.


Thursday, March 23

2:40 a.m.: An illegally parked motor vehicle was ticketed on Broadway for violating the town’s winter parking ban.

Wednesday, March 22

9 p.m.: Lost and found property was reported on King Street.

8:14 p.m.: A driver was issued a verbal warning for a headlight out at a vehicle stop on Main Street.

2:50 p.m.: Telephone wires were reported down on Penzance Road. Phone company was notified.

11:23 a.m.: An ambulance transported a female on Granite Street to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester.

11:04 a.m.: A two-vehicle accident was reported on Mount Pleasant Street at Broadway. An ambulance transported an individual to the hospital. Tally’s towed the vehicle.

10:03 a.m.: Scam calls were reported on Broadway.


Wednesday, March 22

5:24 p.m.: Low hanging phone wires were reported on Summer Street. Phone company was notified.

Vehicle stops: Individual drivers issued verbal warnings for driving with an expired inspection sticker on 128 southbound at noon, for speeding on Bennett Street at 1:58 p.m. and on Ashland Avenue at 4:21 p.m., for a stop sign violation at a motor vehicle stop on Pleasant Street, for a stop sign violation on Pleasant Street at 6:41 p.m., operating without headlights on 128 northbound at 9:27 and 9:32 p.m.

3:42 p.m.: An ambulance transported an individual from School Street to Beverly Hospital.

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