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

GLOUCESTER

Friday, April 12

6:39 a.m.: Police restored the peace after responding to a call reporting an unwelcome guest at a house on Cunningham Road.

12:59 a.m.: A caller reported trespassers at Oak Grove Cemetery. A search of the cemetery and is surroundings off Washington Street proved negative.

Thursday, April 11

5:45 p.m. Disturbances: Officers restored the peace after being called to Addison Gilbert Hospital at 1:57 p.m. and to the parking lot outside CVS Pharmacy on Railroad Avenue. No charges were filed in either incident.

7:06 a.m.: Police had a vehicle towed from in front of the Crow's Nest bar on Main Street after receiving a parking complaint.

6:35 a.m.: Katie D. Graham, 42, of 29 Kitefield Road in Rockport, is facing charges of driving without a license and operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle after she was pulled over for a traffic stop at Blackburn Circle.

Wednesday, April 10

11 p.m.: A caller reported a disturbance on Prospect Street, but officers found no signs of trouble.

5:15 p.m.: Theodore Combs, 18, of 11 Norseman Ave. is facing charges of Class C and D drug possession with intent to distribute, failing to stop or yield, and failing to wear his seatbelt after a traffic stop on Blynman Avenue. According to Patrolman Richard Tucker's report, Combs was pulled over after he had failed to heed a stop sign at Granite and Summer streets. Tucker's report indicated that he immediately smelled burnt marijuana in the vehicle, and carried out a search of three backpacks found in the vehicle. Officers found six individual bags of packaged marijuana, two boxes of marijuana-based edibles, four boxes with 36 cartridges of THC, the active drug in marijuana, three bundles of THC oil packets, 25 THC vaping packages and what appeared to be two bags of hallucinogenic mushrooms. Tucker's report indicated that Combs "is known (to police) for being involved in illicit dug activity."

2:41 p.m.: Justin T. Warren, 41, of 25 Grove St. in Rockland, Maine, is facing charges of driving under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle after he was pulled over for a traffic stop at the intersection of Washington and Prospect streets. Warren was stopped after his vehicle nearly struck an officer working on a detail at a construction site.

1:05 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded from a home on Salt Island Road. Officers found the property secure.

ROCKPORT

Thursday, April 11

5:07 p.m.: Property dispute on Sandy Bay Terrace. Officers spoke with both parties involved. No further action was taken.

5:01 p.m.: A trailer plate found on Granite Street was turned in to police. The owner came by the station to pick it up Friday morning.

10:37 a.m.: A Main Street resident reported someone put construction waste in their dumpster overnight.

9:59 a.m.: Report of an recreational vehicle parked overnight by the dump at Blue Gate Lane. Officers spoke RV owners and they were sent on their way. 

MANCHESTER

Thursday, April 11

12:37 p.m.: A Rockwood Heights resident reported a bat in their house. The bat flew out of the house while the resident was still on the phone with police. 

9:13 p.m.: A driver on Summer Street received a verbal warning for having an expired inspection sticker.

12:06 p.m.: Accidental fire alarm activation on Lincoln Street. 

ESSEX

Friday, May 12

9:34 a.m.: Norris Marston, 60, of 129 Dennison St. in Gloucester, was arrested on a warrant for traffic violations out of Ipswich District Court following a traffic stop on Martin Street. 

 8:29 a.m.: A bus driver reported a deceased cat on the side of Southern Avenue. Animal Control took care of the situation.

Traffic stops: Individual motorists received verbal warnings for various infractions on Western Avenue at 1:50, 6:21 and 7:03 a.m.

Thursday, April 11

9:28 p.m.: Police and firefighters responded to a call for a fire on Southern Avenue at Main Street. They found a resident burning wood in a barrel behind his residence. The Fire Department had him extinguish it.

4:50 p.m.: A resident came into the station to report being the target of attempted fraud after receiving scam calls.

2:42 p.m.: A motorist was issued a citation for speeding after a traffic stop on Main Street.

9:29 a.m.: Police responded to a reported disturbance at a home on Western Avenue. A person was later transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation. 

Wednesday, April 10

8:59 p.m.Tayia Parisi, 20, of 5 MansfieldSt., Apt 3, in Gloucester, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of a Class D drug — marijuana, driving to endanger, and having an open container of marijuana following a complaint about a motor vehicle at Conomo Point and Lufkin Point roads. Police filed an immediate threat complaint with Registry of Motor Vehicles, suspending the owner's license, believing that continuing operation by the driver poses an immediate threat to the public safety. They also seized half an ounce of marijuana and numerous pot roaches.

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