A Manchester man and two Gloucester residents, all on probation for prior offenses, according to city police, are facing new charges of trespassing after they were arrested Tuesday night at Stanwood Point in West Gloucester.

Alec McDiarmid, 38, of 34 Bridge St. in Manchester,  R. Sky Kuykendall, 38, of 17 Woodward Ave., and Alycia Welch, 28, of  43 Prospect St., Apt. 4, were all charged after police responded to a call reporting suspicious activity. A homeowner had observed people "walking around" his property via surveillance camera.

Patrolman Jared Foote said he came upon the trio, and recognized Welch and Kuykendall as "known drug users" who have had involvement with Gloucester police in the past. According to Foote's report, Kuykendall told police the group had gone to the area to "smoke some weed," but Foote noted that the property was clearly posted as private with signs calling for "no trespassing."

While Welch and Kuykendall provided police with identification, McDiarmid said he had no ID.

Police said McDiarmid twice gave a name that proved to be false and that came back with no matches when police ran a records check. A search found McDiarmid with a Massachusetts driver's license and a name different than the ones he had provided, indicating he also had prior court warrants for his arrest.

Police also found two knives in McDiarmid's possession, as well as a pocket knife on Kuykendall, and caps for hypodermic needles and a needle on the rear passenger seat of the trio's care. Two twist-off bags containing a "white powdery residue" were discovered in the vehicle's glove box, Foote's report indicates.

In addition to the trespassing charges filed against all three suspects, McDiarmid was charged on his prior warrants.

— Ray Lamont

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


Wednesday, Feb. 21

8:29 a.m.: A man told police that someone apparently made off with a three-foot bar saw taken from his dump truck while it was parked outside the Shaw's supermarket on Eastern Avenue. The saw, valued at $1,500, is marked with the name "Steve", according to the police report.  Police were investigating as of Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

5:37 p.m.: Rodiny J. Moise, 38, of 5 Middle St., Apt. 2 in Stoneham, was cited for operating without a license and a lights violation after a traffic stop on Essex Avenue at the Heights at Cape Ann.

4:17 p.m.: A caller reported a disturbance at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Prospect Street. A search of the area failed to turn up any of the alleged participants.

1:46 p.m.: Police retrieved and safely disposed of a hypodermic needle found outside the Sheedy Park housing complex on Pleasant Street.

1:06 p.m.: The owner of a Gloucester fishing vessel told police that an employee had had let go on Friday had been harassing another employee, having sent around 100 text messages since his Friday ouster. The owner told police he would be changing locks to the boat and an adjacent Dumpster, while police advised both the current and former employees they would seek criminal complaint if the behavior continues.

12:59 p.m.:  A burglar alarm sounded from Norton's Tree Farm off Revere Street. Officers checked the property and found all to be secure.


Tuesday, Feb. 20

10:16 p.m.: Officer issued a verbal warning for a defective headlight to a motorist following a motor vehicle stop on Main Street.

4:08 p.m.: Police and rescue squad responded to a one-vehicle crash at Eden and Penzance road. The operator was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester with what police described as a minor, non-life threatening injury.

3:04 p.m.: Police and rescue squad responded to Curtis Street on a medical emergency. The individual declined transport to the hospital.

7:51 a.m.: Police and rescue squad responded to Sandy Bay Terrace on a medical emergency and transported an individual to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

6:57 a.m.: Officer issued a verbal warning for a stop sign violation to a motorist following a traffic stop at Main Street and Pooles Lane.


Wednesday, Feb. 21

7:43 a.m.: Police responded to Main Street on report of an activated fire alarm. There were no issues.

7:03 a.m.: Police responded to a Spring Street business on report of an activated fire alarm. The alarm was set off in error.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

1:37 p.m.: Police cited one motorist for following too closely and impeded driving after responding to a three-vehicle collision on Main Street. According to police, the vehicles were traveling in the same direction when the first two cars stopped and the third slammed into the second, pushing it into the first vehicle. The first two vehicles had to be separated, with the first able to drive off while the other two were towed.


Wednesday, Feb. 21

10:49 a.m.: A caller making a noise complaint told police of a "loud ringing" outside of School Street near the Fire Department headquarters, and firefighters confirmed hearing the noise as well.  But after several instances of ringing for about 30 seconds at a time, the noise ceased, and neither police nor fire officials were able to confirm the source.

10:44 a.m.: A house that was on a truck was found blocking the roadway and creating a hazard at Machain Way and Forest Street. Police had the truck move to a safer position.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

8:12 p.m.: A motorist whose vehicle became disabled along the southbound side of Route 128 will be summonsed to court. Police who assisted at the scene found the driver was operating after a suspension of his license

5:46 p.m.: A female driver is facing a summons on a charge of operating on a suspended license following a traffic stop on Mill Street.

4:49 p.m.: Police responding to a call reporting a "suspicious object" seen in the woods off Pine Street at the northbound ramp to Route 128 came upon a bicycle. The officers took the bike to the station and placed it in the department's lost and found.



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