, Gloucester, MA

November 1, 2012

Gloucester Police/Fire: Trespassing call brings warrant, drug charges

Gloucester Police/Fire

By Steven Fletcher Staff Writer
Gloucester Daily Times

---- — A report of trespassing in a Perkins Street residence led to the arrest of a man on two warrants and a charge of drug possession Tuesday at 10:24 p.m.

The owner of the residence called police to report that two people were allegedly trespassing in an upstairs apartment. He said he evicted the tenant, but the two — described as the tenant’s sister and her fiance — were living there. When officers responded, the woman provided documents indicating that they had permission to stay there until the eviction court date.

Police, however, found the woman’s fiance, Seth Lospennato, 35, was “hiding” in a back room. He told police he was avoiding them because he had two warrants out for his arrest. Police arrested him and then found a small glass container on top of a television which had a a piece of wood and half a Soboxone pill, a class B drug.

Police responded to a 911 call for a man who was allegedly kicked in the groin at an Elm Street residence Tuesday at 3:22 p.m.

According to the police report, a woman at the house told officers that her daughter and the daughter’s father got into an argument that got physical. The argument ended when the daughter, 14, kicked her father in the groin and the father pushed the daughter. Police are pressing domestic assault and batter charges against both of them, with the girl to be charged as a juvenile.

Police arrested a man for domestic assault after responding to the Maplewood Avenue McDonald’s Wednesday morning.

Officers responded at 5:25 a.m. and found a man, Leonidas Ramirez, 37, of 246 Boston St., Lynn. He said his ex-girlfriend had scratched him across the face after an argument. Both of them work at the McDonald’s.

Police spoke to the woman through an interpreter, who said she got into an argument with Ramirez after he had been calling her to come over to his house. Ramirez, she said, has a restraining order out against her. When she came into work Wednesday, he started fighting with her and pushed her to the ground.

Police then arrested Ramirez for domestic assault and battery.

A Gloucester man was arrested for violating an abuse prevention order on Sargent Street Tuesday at 5:16 p.m.

Police responded to the street after the man’s father said the man had flashed gang signs at him and he felt threatened. He said the man, Justin Brown, 27, of 115 Pleasant St., in Gloucester, was probably at another address.

The father told a different officer that Brown yelled threats at him when he drove down Sargent Street.

Brown told officers that his father and another man drove by him on Sargent Street and yelled something to the effect of “I’m calling the police and getting you locked up.” He said he ran because, if he responded, he’d be in violation of the order.

Police arrested Brown, who said his father has been harassing him whenever he sees him.

Officers arrested a Lynn resident on charges of driving without a license on Main Street Tuesday at 11:32 p.m.

Police stopped the man after they saw his car being driven “suspiciously” on Pleasant Street. The car, police reports state, put its blinker on for every turn and drove slowly, stopping for a reportedly unusually long amount of time at stop signs. When police pulled the man over on Main Street, he did not have a license, and officers found that his license had been suspended.

He handed police an expired Guatemalan passport.

Police arrested the man, Mario Chun Bamaca, 56, of 24 Rockway St., Lynn, and contacted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which confirmed that the man had been granted asylum.

Police responded to a Warner Street residence for a report of a youth reportedly smashing pumpkins at 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday. Police had the youth clean up the pumpkin and told him to calm down.

A woman called police Tuesday morning after she found that a person had apparently defecated on the Stone Pier. She said she had found human feces on the pier for the last couple of days and wanted police to watch the area.

Tuesday at 7:08 p.m., police responded to a Saville Road residence after a resident reported hearing a loud bang before power went out on the street.

The resident said that he thought a transformer had blown up.

Police could not find what made the noise, but confirmed that power had gone out on Saville Road.

Fire Department Paramedics transported an Essex Avenue man to Addison Gilbert Hospital at 7:29 p.m. after he told police he swallowed 20 pills.

Steven Fletcher may be contacted at 1-978-283-7000 x3455, or Follow him on Twitter at @stevengdt.