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

GLOUCESTER

Wednesday, Oct. 14 

6:23 p.m.: A hypodermic needle on the sidewalk near 7 Trask St. was retrieved and disposed of safely.

11:54 a.m.: A caller from 8 Loring Court reported that a US Census worker would not leave the property. 

ROCKPORT

Wednesday, Oct. 14

10 p.m.: A driver on Broadway received a verbal warning for speeding. 

7:55 p.m.: A driver on Kitefield Road received a verbal warning for having an obscured license plate. 

1:28 p.m.: Officers assisted a Granite Street resident who reported an unemployment application was falsely made in his or her name. 

1:26 p.m.: Report of people riding dirt bikes behind Rockport High School on Jerden's Lane. Officers checked the area and were unable to find anyone riding dirt bikes. 

11:45 a.m.: Medical emergency on Curtis Street. The person refused ambulance services.

8:34 a.m.: The harbormaster was notified of an aluminum skiff left on Front Beach. 

MANCHESTER

Wednesday, Oct. 14

9:27 p.m.: A driver on School Street received a verbal warning for a stop sign violation and having an expired license. 

9:05 p.m.: A driver on School Street received a verbal warning for a stop sign violation.

8:20 p.m.: Medical emergency on Allen Avenue. The person was transported by ambulance to a hospital. 

4:29 p.m.: Officers removed debris from the roadway on Route 128 southbound. 

3:35 p.m.: Medical emergency on Woodcrest Road. The person was transported by ambulance to a hospital.  

2:19 p.m.: Medical emergency on Woodcrest Road. The person refused ambulance services. 

1:47 p.m.: Officers filed a report regarding threats being made on Central Street. 

1:45 p.m.: Animal Control was notified of a skunk in a chicken coop on Summer Street. 

12:20 p.m.: Officers assisted a Lincoln Street resident who reported an unemployment scam was falsely made under their name. 

11:40 a.m.: A driver on School Street received a verbal warning for speeding. 

11:31 a.m.: Report of a past minor car accident on Powderhouse Lane. The two drivers exchanged information. 

8:30 a.m.: Animal Control was notified of a coyote on a Harbor Street property. 

ESSEX

Thursday, Oct. 15

7:17 and 6:58 a.m.: Two drivers on Main Street and John Wise Avenue received citations for speeding. 

Wednesday, Oct. 14

10:44 p.m.: A driver on Eastern Avenue received a verbal warning for a stop sign violation.  

1:01 p.m.: Officers assisted a person who reported an application gto unemployment scam was falsely made in his or her name.  

11:31 a.m.: A driver on Winthrop Street received a verbal warning for having an expired, nonrenewable registration. The car was towed. 

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