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


Monday, June 17

12:38 a.m.: A burglar alarm sounded from the Research and Development lab at the Gorton's Group on Main Street. Police found the building to be secure.

Sunday, June 16

6:04 p.m.: Police restored the peace after fielding a call reporting a disturbance at the Cape Ann YMCA on Middle Street. Officers also addressed a call reporting an unwelcome guest at the Y at 3:09 p.m.. The reports did not indicate whether the incidents were connected, but no charges were filed in conjunction with either one.

2:44 p.m.: A caller reported suspicious activity from a motor vehicle at the intersection of Blynman Avenue and Granite Street. Police found no signs of trouble.

Peace restored: Officers restored the peace without filing charges when responding to noise complaints at 1:15 a.m. on Ledge Lane,  1:40 a.m. on Mason Court, and at 2:48 a.m. on Chestnut Street.

Saturday, June 15

7:37 p.m.: Joanne Keefe, 52, listed as being homeless from Gloucester, was charged with illegal possession of a Class E substance after police and the Fire Department's ambulance squad responded to a call to carry out a well-being check on her outside Shaw's supermarket on Railroad Avenue.

6:08 p.m.: A hypodermic needle found along Beach Court was retrieved and disposed of safely.

4:01 p.m.: Neither driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash reported at Grant Circle. Both were able to drive from the scene.

2:01 p.m.: A report of a disturbance in Stage Fort Park on Hough Avenue was still being investigated by police as of Monday. No charges had been filed.

1:43 p.m.: Marcus A. Vialpando, 27, of 1096 Washington St., was charged with possession of a Class C substance, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police responded to a call reporting suspected drug activity in the area of the Green Street playground. He was also charged with possession of an open container of drugs; the log did not indicate what drug.

9:52 a.m.: Police restored the peace after receiving a caller reported a group of people loitering outside the Unitarian Universalist Church on Church Street. The site also serves as the home of The Grace Center program for those in need. 


Monday, June 17

1:40 a.m.: Lift assist on Babcock Road.

Sunday, June 16

10:24 p.m.: A driver on Mt. Pleasant received a verbal warning for a stop sign violation.

10:02 p.m.: An officer gave a man who was walking by himself on Main Street a ride home.

7:36 p.m.: Report of an unleashed dog on Long Beach. Officers spoke with its owner about the town's bylaw on leashes.   

8:49 p.m.: A person reported her car parked near Long Beach was broken into overnight. Nothing appeared to be stolen, she said, just the things in the car had been thrown around. The caller declined further police response. 

5:02 a.m.: Medical emergency on Granite Street. The person was transported by ambulance to Addison Gilbert Hospital. 

2:50 a.m.: Medical emergency on Marmion Way. The person was transported by ambulance to Addison Gilbert Hospital. 

Saturday, June 15

10:18 p.m.: Officers assisted a person on Mt. Pleasant Street who was locked out of their car. 

9:49 p.m.: Report of loud music on Back Beach Way. The person playing the music told officers he would turn it down. 

8:59 p.m.: A driver on Beach Street was issued a citation for having expired, nonrenewable registration. The car was towed. 

8:48 p.m.: Officers told a family on Pebble Beach to extinguish a fire they made. 

7:22 p.m.: A driver on the corner of South Street on Old Straitsmouth Way was given a verbal warning for having an expired license. The driver had a valid North Carolina license.

6:52 p.m.: Officers spoke with a South Street resident who was violating the town-wide water ban.

6:43 p.m.: Officers assisted a turtle out of the roadway by South Street and Oaks Lane.

3:40 p.m.: Officers dismissed a group of children swimming in Carlson's Quarry.

3:06 p.m.: Awallet found on Broadway was placed into police custody. 

12:55 p.m.: Medical emergency on Marmion Way. The person refused ambulance services. 

11:11 a.m.: Report of a man washing himself near a water bubbler on Station Square. The man told officers he was tending to a medical issue he had. No further action was taken. 

8:20 a.m.: Officers redirected a call regarding an erratic driver on Eastern Avenue in Gloucester to Gloucester Police. 

7:26 a.m.: A Curtis Street resident reported her German shepherd ran off. Animal Control was notified and the dog was later found. 

2:31 a.m.: A driver on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Whistle Stop Mall received a civil infraction for a lights violation and having expired inspection sticker.

Friday, June 14

10:21 p.m.: A driver on Main Street received a verbal warning for having broken taillights. 

6:11 p.m.: A person on Granite Street reported their mother was bitten by a dog. Animal Control was notified and officers reported to the scene. The mother refused ambulance services.

5:09 p.m.: A brown change wallet found on Beach Street was submitted into police custody. 

3:42 p.m.: Medical emergency on Curtis Street. The person was transported by ambulance to Addison Gilbert Hospital. 

3:12 p.m.: Report of fireworks being used near Pigeon Hill Court. Officers searched the area and could not find any evidence of fireworks.

3:06 p.m.: Officers assisted Gloucester Police with a medical call in Gloucester.  

1:30 p.m.: Report of a man peeking into car windows and looking down driveways on South Street. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the man in question. 

10:53 a.m.: A car illegally parked on Cove Hill Lane was ticketed. 

7:44 a.m.: An iPhone found on Main Street was submitted into police custody. 

6:50 a.m.: Medical emergency on Briarstone Road. The person was transported by ambulance to Addison Gilbert Hospital. 



Monday, June 17

8:06 a.m.: A residential alarm activated at a Belcher Street home. The owner had set off in error.

2:15 a.m.: The rescue squad answered a medical aid call on Chebacco Terrace. A female was taken by ambulance to Beverly Hospital. 

Sunday, June 16

1:05 p.m.: A person called to inquire whether it was legal to sell guns on the internet after seeing an ad, but upon reading further the caller saw the guns advertised were  airsoft guns.

1:03 p.m.: Police and firefighters responded to Western Avenue where a driver having a medical issue had pulled over. The driver refused ambulance transport to a hospital, choosing instead to have a passenger drive him to the hospital.

12:41 p.m.: Police and firefighters were called to Chebacco Terrace for a stove possibly left on in a unit. They found the tenant at home, cooking chicken in the oven.

Saturday, June 15

10:15 p.m.: A car was stopped on Eastern Avenue as it looked to be unregistered. It was, and the driver was cited for operating an unregistered vehicle. The car was towed.

8:49 p.m.: A counterfeit $100 was used to pay for the bill at a Main Street restaurant. The owner was trying to determine if it was passed during lunch or dinner. Police are investigating. 

Parking issues: Police ticketed a number a cars for parking issues in the area of Conomo Point and on Eastern Avenue throughout the day.

Friday, June 14

10:38 p.m.: An alarm activated at Centennial Grove. Officers checked the park and buildings, finding all secure.

10:19 p.m.: A commercial alarm activated at a Martin Street business. The cleaners set it off in error.

7:54 p.m.: A Western Avenue business reported it had seized a license belonging to a 47-year-old Hamilton woman which a teen girl had used to try to purchase a 1.75-liter bottle of Svedka raspbery vodka. The business said the girl took off. Essex officers went to Hamilton to get in touch with the licensed person, who happened to be the girl's mother. The girl faces a charge of violating alcohol laws by trying to procure alcohol under false pretenses in Essex County Juvenile Court.

6:53 p.m.: Essex officers joined Manchester officers in providing a motor escort for the Manchester Essex Regional High lacrosse team from the Ipswich line to the Manchester school. The No. 4 Manchester Essex team was coming home after edging out No. 3 Newburyport, 7-6, to take the Division 2 North Final title.

4:01 p.m.: An hour and a half after it happened, a called reported a car had passed her, crossing the double yellow line, on Southern Avenue near the fire road and gave police a plate number. The plate did not come back to anything in the state Registry of Motor Vehicles system.

3:29 p.m.: A Western Avenue caller reported a dog chased a doe and a fawn, and the two became separated. The caller was told doe likely would come back for the fawn, but was given contact information for the animal control officer.

Restraining order: Police served a Belcher Street resident with a restraining order at 11:58 a.m. At 3 p.m., one of the officers was traveling Belcher Street, and saw the resident pull over on Story Street, near the home he was ordered to stay away from. The officer spoke to the resident, telling him he was subject to arrest if he violated the order, and received obscene words and a hand gesture in return, but the resident left.

11:43 a.m.: A caller reported a blanket in the road, causing a traffic hazard on John Wise Avenue. The blanket could not be located.


Sunday, June 16

9:49 p.m.: Report of two cars driving erratically and "chasing each other" on Sumac Lane. Officers searched but unable to locate the two cars. 

1:57 p.m.: A cyclist reportedly collapsed on Bridge Street and was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

12:40 p.m.: A person fishing off rocks on Masconomo Street came to the station to report that he was told to leave and that he was not allowed to be fishing in the area. It was determined that the property he was fishing on was private property, and he had been asked to leave by the property owner.

11:33 a.m.: Officers issued a driver on School Street a criminal application for driving with a suspended license. 

10:42 a.m.: A driver on Lincoln Street received a written warning for not having an inspection sticker.

9:56 a.m.: The state DPW was notified of a deceased coyote in the Route 128 southbound breakdown lane. 

8:53 a.m.: Officers issued a driver on Summer Street a criminal application for driving with revoked insurance. 

8:27 a.m.: Officers made a vandalism report regarding a damaged fence on Central Street. 

Saturday, June 17

9:12 p.m.: A boat broke from its anchor in Magnolia Harbor and washed up on shore. According to Harbormaster Bion Pike, the boat's owners called TowBoatUS the next morning to pull it off the beach and bring it to the boat ramp by Town Hall. It was then transported off shore.

7:34 p.m.: A driver on Norton's Point Road received a verbal warning for a license plate violation.

6:21 p.m.: A driver on Summer Street received a verbal warning for speeding.

6:05 p.m.: A driver on Pine Street received a verbal warning for speeding.

2:54 p.m.: Two parking tickets were issued on Arbella Street. 

12:13 p.m.: A 26-year-old man on Forester Lane reported an eye injury. He refused ambulance services.

11:57 a.m.: A person reported a loose dog had almost caused a car accident on Summer Street. The dog was returned to its owner.

10:48 a.m.: A driver on Summer Street received a verbal warning for erratic driving. 

10:44 a.m.: Report of a broken down car near the Route 128 off-ramp on School Street. Officers discovered the car was parked and its owner was hiking nearby. No further action was taken. 

9:09 a.m.: A driver on Raymond Street received a verbal warning for speeding.

8:35 a.m.: A driver on Summer Street received a verbal warning for having an expired inspection sticker.