Police/Fire: Man falls in quarry, is arrested for trespassing

A 26-year-old Fitchburg man who fell and slid an estimated 25 feet down a hill at Klondike Quarry not only came way with a bloody knee and legs, he s facing a charge of trespassing within a public water supply. Matthew Renaud of 9 Exeter St. was charged after police and Fire Department crews responded to a report of a group of people with a fire in the area of the quarry Monday at 8:50 p.m. Officers did not find a fire or any signs of a disturbance when they responded off Quarry Street, according to the report filed by Patrolman Mark Foote. Then, when Foote and Patrolman David D Angelo went to the Colburn Street side, they determined it was unsafe to enter the woods in that area.

But while Tally s responded to tow an illegally parked vehicle, the Fire Department arrived and unlocked a gate on the Quarry Street side, making it safer to enter the area. Foote then reported that, as he walked along a path, he heard some people in the brush, then watched the man later identified as Renaud fall from the top of the hill down some 25 feet in the darkness. Renaud made his way out safely, but had blood on both his legs and knee, Foote said. There were no reports of any other injuries. Cecily Renaud, 20, of 216 Marshall St. in Fitchburg, is also facing a trespassing charge.

Foote noted that the area is clearly posted as a no-trespassing area and public water supply.

Ray Lamont

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


Tuesday, May 24

9:08 a.m.: Both drivers reported escaping injury following a car-truck accident at the intersection of Wheeler Street and Thurston Point Road. The police report does not indicate whether there were any charges filed. Monday, May 23

1:01 p.m.: A driver involved in a two-car accident at the intersection of Western and Hesperus avenues complained of neck pain but declined medical treatment. According to police, that driver had come to a halt at a stop sign when her car was struck from behind by another car.

1:41 p.m.: A representative of Rosewood Associates contacted police to report that a front door to a property on Summit Street had vandalized over the weekend, with damage estimated at $1,200. The woman provided police with a list of tenants, but police investigating the incident said it would be impossible to find anyone criminally responsible, and urged the representative to seek resolution through civil court.

4:56 p.m.: A call reporting disturbances drew police first to an address on Patriot Circle and then, at 5:19 p.m., to nearby Veterans Way. Neither call, however, resulted in any charges filed.

9:20 p.m.: A burglar alarm sounded from the Gloucester School District s alternative school program site on Hough Avenue in Stage Fort Park. Responders found the building to be secure. ROCKPORT

Monday, May 23

7:01 a.m.: A cleaning crew in a Main Street building tripped the burglar alarm.

9:41 a.m.: There was a motor vehicle accident at Station Square. No injuries were reported.

Ambulance calls: Transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester were a South Street man at 9:47 a.m., a Briarstone Road woman at 10:28 a.m., a Beach Street resident at 9:40 p.m. MANCHESTER

Monday, May 23

5:12 p.m.: A motorcycle with a for sale sign was reported on the side of the ramp to Route 128 northbound and was removed because it was a safety hazard.

9:48 p.m.: Couch debris in the middle of Route 128 northbound caused a crash and Manchester and Essex officers responded. ESSEX

Tuesday, May 24

6:28 p.m.: A Choate Street resident called to say two pets, a Chihuahua and a Siamese cat, have been missing since Saturday, and she suspects aggressive wildlife on her property.

7:05 a.m.: A Pond Street resident caught a raccoon in the driveway in a live trap. The animal control officer was notified.

7:56 a.m.: A woman reported that the driver in front of her struck a deer on Western Avenue, The deer bumped into her car, then ran into the woods.

8:32 a.m.: An Eastern Avenue man was taken to Beverly Hospital.

9:04 a.m.: A crow with a possible broken wing was reported in the middle of the street. Animal control was notified.

9:38 a.m.: A Harry Homans Drive resident called to complain about rats outside and on the street and attributes it to the neighbor s compost pile.

Monday, May 23

9:28 a.m.: Firearms were brought in for disposal.

11:33 a.m.: The owner of a 17-foot Lund reported it stolen.

7:51 p.m.: A well-being check was conducted on a person at Pond Street residence. The man was taken to Beverly Hospital.

10:21 p.m.: An Essex officer assisted Manchester officers removing debris from Route 128 northbound. Sunday, May 22

7:42 a.m.: An erratic driver was reported on John Wise Avenue, but was not found.

11:41 a.m.: Illegal dumping was reported at a business and a suspect black BMW s license plate number was reported to the police. The case is under investigation.

12:25 p.m.: An accident was reported on King s Court and Southern Avenue. A pickup heavily damaged when it went off the road, through a rock wall and came to rest in a field. The driver was given a citation for a lane violation. The driver stated there were geese in the roadway. He was taken to Beverly Hospital with minor injuries.

3:48 p.m.: A Choate Street resident reported a Siamese cat was missing.

10:21 p.m.: A blue skiff was found capsized and the Coast Guard stated that someone was on it during the day. The Coast Guard requested the harbormaster to launch a boat and investigate. Saturday, May 21

9:30 a.m.: A traffic hazard was reported between Conomo Point and Middle roads of a low-hanging wire, and National Grid was notified.

10:16 and 10:40 a.m.: Drivers were stopped on Southern Avenue and one was given a written warning, the other a verbal warning for speeding.

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