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


Tuesday, Jan. 8

2:44 a.m.: Medical emergency on Penzance Road. The person received ambulance transport to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

1:35 a.m.: Medical emergency on Railroad Avenue. The person received ambulance transport to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

12:06 a.m.: Noise complaint on King Street. The noise was coming from a company dropping off equipment for a project at Millbrook Meadow. 

Monday, Jan. 7

9:35 p.m.: A driver on Railroad Avenue received a verbal warning for having a broken headlight.

9:16 p.m.: A driver on Mt. Pleasant Street received a verbal warning for stop sign violation.

4:23 p.m.: Report of an untended animal on Thatcher Road. The caller said it could have been either a dog or a coyote. Animal Control was notified.

2:35 p.m.: Residential burglar alarm on Mary Helen Way. Officers checked and secured the area.

2:32 p.m.: Medical emergency on Granite Street. The person received ambulance transport to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

2:17 p.m.: A lost bicycle found on T Wharf was submitted into police custody.

1:44 p.m.: A driver on the corner of Main Street and Dodds Lane received a verbal warning for stop sign violation.


Monday, Jan. 7

3:16 p.m.: Medical aid call from The Plains for a lift assist. The patient was helped.

2:23 p.m.: Medical aid call on Ashland Avenue. Patient transported to the hospital. 

12:29 p.m.:  Residential alarm activation on Sea Street. Homeowners report it was set off accidentally.

12:18 p.m.: Fire alarm activation on Smiths Point Road. Alarm tripped by workers. 


Tuesday, Jan. 8

6:55 a.m.: A passerby flagged down an officer in a cruiser to report a manhole cover on Eastern Avenue near Farnham's was ajar and causing a traffic hazard. When the officer arrived, the cover was back in place.

2:49 a.m.: An alarm activated at a Main Street business. All the windows and doors were found to be secure. 

Monday, Jan. 7 

8:18 p.m.: A resident spoke to an officer about a dispute with the landlord over having no heat in the Eastern Avenue residence. In question is a bill for oil. The Board of Health was notified of the issue.

Ambulance calls: The Fire Department rescue squad transported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital individual women from Choate Street at 3:35 p.m. and Southern Avenue at 3:47 p.m.

2:16 p.m.: A resident of Belcher Street came into the station and spoke to Chief Peter Silva about a fraud call saying he owed $7292 to American Express and threatening legal action for nonpayment. The call was bogus, said the chief who called the number in question.

2:03 p.m.: The rescue squad responded to a call for medical aid from the Boat House restaurant on John Wise Avenue. The patient refused transport to the hospital.

11:28 a.m.: A person flagged down a cruiser to complain about a driver who he said ignored the flashing light after he pressed the crosswalk button on Main Street. The person said the driver told him to "Get over it." A Registry of Motor Vehicle search for the driver's plate number pulled up no suspects.

10:55 a.m.: A patrolman came across a car parked in front a fire hydrant on Belcher Street. The officer spoke to the car owner who moved it.

9:10 a.m.: Officer Alex Edwards contacted Tally's Towing for a driver whose front axle broke, disabling the car at Martin and Main streets, and let her sit in the cruiser while they waited for the tow on the frigid morning. 

8:33 a.m.: There were no injuries and no tows required after a collision between a 18-wheeler making a delivery and a pickup driver on a coffee run in the parking lot between Woodman's and Dunkin' off Main Street. No citations were issued.