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Marlborough man faces impaired driving charge after crash at Grant Circle.

Adam J. Podzka, 45, of 308 Brigham St. in Marlborough, was arrested for drunk driving and drunk driving while his license was suspended following the crash Wednesday at 6 p.m. 09.

Police were called to Grant Circle, Route 128 North, where they found two cars on the side of the road. The other driver told police he saw Podzka speeding down Blackburn Circle and nearly collided with a guardrail, before pulling his car to a halt in the back on Grant Circle.

Police said Podzka told them at the scene that he had drunk two glasses of Tito’s vodka and had failed several field sobriety tests. He was arrested and the car towed away. He refused a chemical breathalyzer test at the station, police said.

Podzka was arraigned in Gloucester District Court on Friday and released on personal bail. He is due to return to court on January 24.

– Time staff

In other news from the Gloucester Police and Fire Department logs:

Friday December 3

8:17: Medical emergency at Place Calédonie. No further information available.

7:13: Main Street arrest warrant service referred to another agency.

Anti-theft alarm activations at Cometeer on Great Republic Drive at 2:10 a.m., when the building was checked out, and Atlantic Road at 6:32 a.m.

6:13 am: Call 911 from Sheedy Park on Pleasant Street referred to another agency.

2:53: Welfare check carried out on Maple Street.

01:39: Parking control on Kondelin road.

Thursday 2 December

Medical emergency calls from Poplar Park at 3:50 a.m. and to the Grace Center on Gould Court, when people were taken by ambulance to hospital; Mount Pleasant Avenue at 1:14 a.m., Exchange Street at 7:20 a.m. and Main Street at 12:50 p.m., when no action was required; Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Washington Street at 4:21 p.m., service rendered; and Honeysuckle Road at 8:35 a.m., Washington Street at 12:39 p.m., Friend and Prospect Streets at 6:07 p.m. when a cyclist was struck, Cedar Street at 7:28 p.m., Central Grammar Apartments on Dale Avenue at 9:15 a.m. and Dale Avenue at 10:25 p.m., who were all referred to another agency.

Assisted citizens at the Main Street Police Station at 4:22 p.m. and at the Morrissey Apartments on Middle Street at 9:43 p.m.

calls to 911 from Mount Locust Place at 6:54 a.m., Railroad Avenue at 6:15 p.m. and Lexington Avenue at 8:57 p.m.

Traffic stops on Washington Street at 9:28 a.m. and Manuel F. Lewis Street at 8:52 p.m.

6:20 p.m.: A suspicious motor vehicle reported on Eastern Avenue by the VFW could not be located.

5:05 p.m.: Debris on the roadway on Essex Avenue and Causeway Street.

4:57 p.m.: Driver of disabled vehicle on Gloucester Crossing Road assisted.

3:24 p.m.: The person who is said to be exhibiting obscene behavior on Main Street and Chestnut Street could not be located.

2:45 p.m.: Car accident with material damage only on Riverside. Towed car.

Anti-theft alarm activations at Cape Ann Medical Center on Blackburn Drive at 1:32 p.m. and on Main Street at 1:24 a.m.

12:27: ALICE active marksmanship exercise at Gloucester High School on Leslie O. Johnson Drive. ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lock, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

12:02: Pleasant Street Action Inc. follow-up investigation.

Well-being checks on Trask Street at 9:52 a.m. and Mount Vernon Street at 11:03 a.m.

10h53: Juvenile Affairs at Gloucester High School on Leslie O. Johnson Drive.

10:46 am: Man walking south on Route 128.

9:39 a.m.: Checking for property at Santander Bank on Rogers Street.

Parking complaints or law enforcement on Kondelin Road at 12:39 a.m., Pleasant and Smith Streets at 8:41 a.m. and Warner Street at 9:33 a.m.

9:09 am: Report of threats made to Santander Bank on Rogers Street.

12:51 am: Vehicle picked up on Millett Street.

Wednesday December 1

calls to 911 from Mount Locust Place at 11:50 pm; and Rockport Road at 6:10 p.m., canceled before the patroller made contact.

Medical emergency calls from Wheeler Street at 5:25 am, no action required; Elm Street at 10:07 am, service rendered; Cedar Lane at 10:42 a.m. when a person was taken to hospital; and Essex Avenue at 11:37 a.m., Green Street at 12:13 p.m., Fisherman Way at 6:04 p.m. and Washington Street at 10:23 p.m., all referred to another agency.

Larceny reported at Cape Seafoods and Western Sea Fishing at Jodrey State Fish Pier at 9:19 a.m. and on East Main Street at 6:32 p.m.

5:13 p.m.: A 20-year-old man in Hartford, Connecticut, will be called to court to face a charge of abandoning a vehicle on Commonwealth Avenue. The vehicle was towed. In a separate incident, a traffic stop was carried out at the Bay View Fire Station on Washington Street.

5:06 p.m.: Traffic control carried out on Washington and Bennett streets.

Assisted citizens at Hesperus Avenue Residential Apartments at 12:16 p.m., Magnolia Avenue at 12:19 p.m., Jodrey State Fish Pier at 12:21 p.m. and Reynard Street at 4:24 p.m.

Anti-theft alarm activations on Harriet Road at 10:11 am and Reservoir Road at 4:06 pm Buildings checked and secured.

3:10 p.m.: Assistance given to the disabled car driver on route 128 south. Vehicle towed.

2:10 p.m.: A Willowood Road resident, 34, received a subpoena for driving without a license after a car crash in The Cupboard parking lot near Tolman Avenue.

Assisted fire service on Norseman Avenue at 11:32 a.m., when a person was taken to hospital; and on LePage Lane at 2:52 a.m., Prospect Street at 12:42 p.m. and Blackburn Center at 12:47 p.m.

Debris in the pavement on Route 128 southbound at 11:51 a.m. and Proctor Street at 1:05 p.m.

1 p.m .: Fraud reported on Essex Avenue.

12:35: Illegal garbage dump on Whistlestop Way.

9:39 a.m.: Animal control on Tufts Lane.

9:44 a.m.: Abandoned motor vehicle reported on Willow Street.

8:09 am: A resident of rue Arthur reports harassment.

7:16: Summer Street follow-up survey.

2h50: Vehicle picked up on Forest Street.

01:39: Parking control on Kondelin road.

Tuesday, November 30

Well-being checks done on Magnolia Avenue at 11:04 am, when the person could not be located; Harriet Road at 6:26 PM, no action required; Thurston Point Road at 6:29 p.m. and Gloucester Avenue at 9:45 p.m.

9:30 p.m.: Complaint concerning the noise, which could not be located, on rue Reynard.

8:55 p.m.: Vehicle broken down at Stanwood and Washington streets towed.

8:46 p.m.: Police asked for a problem with the train gates on Maplewood Avenue. An officer found the doors up but with their lights flashing. The MBTA on the problem.

7:54 p.m.: Intrusion reported on Washington Street.

Alarm activations on River Road at 10:59 am, at Gloucester Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop at 1:32 pm and at Cape Ann Bible Church on Thompson Street at 6:45 pm Buildings checked.

calls to 911 from Lobster Lane at 12:08 p.m., referred to another agency, and Main Street at 6:40 p.m.

6:05 p.m.: Community Police at Lobster Trap Menorah Lighting at Ahavat Achim Temple on Middle Street.

4:33 p.m.: Citation issued to a driver during a roadside check at Place Saint-Pierre.

4:08 p.m.: Another agency intervened on Western Avenue.

Assisted citizens on Mount Pleasant Avenue at 12:08 p.m., School House Road at 1:13 p.m. and East Main Street at 3:44 p.m.

Parking control on Trask and Sibley streets at 11:29 a.m., and complaint to the Lone Gull Cafe on Main Street at 3:29 p.m.

3:20 p.m.: Lost or found property reported to Lincoln Park.

2:32 p.m.: A person believed to be soliciting on Cliff Road could not be located.

2:10 p.m.: Disruption at Speedway Llc on Main Street.

Medical emergency calls from the Cape Ann YMCA on Gloucester Crossing Road at 11:33 am, when a person was taken by ambulance to hospital; Eastern Point Road at 12:40 p.m. and Lighthouse Way at 13:57 p.m., both referred to another agency; and Juniper Road at 2 p.m., service rendered.

Fraud Reported on Dale Avenue at 1:11 pm and regarding a vacant property on Commercial Street at 1:12 pm No further information was available.

12:23: Peace has returned after an unwelcome guest was reported to Gorton’s Seafood Center on Roger Street.

12:15 p.m.: Stolen property reported by resident of Patriots Circle.


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