, Gloucester, MA

November 8, 2012

Gloucester Police/Fire: Man faces charges of dealing Oxycodone

By Steven Fletcher Staff Writer
Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Police arrested a Gloucester man Wednesday on charges of possessing and selling oxycodone in a parking lot on Gloucester Avenue.

According to the police report, Gloucester detectives had been investigating alleged dealing by Michael Mann, 27, of 12 Rockport Road, for several months and received information from police officers and confidential sources that Mann was selling 30 milligram tablets of oxycodone.

Wednesday, officers saw a woman drive into the parking lot off Gloucester Avenue, and soon after Mann pulled into the lot, and police believed he gave the woman drugs. Officers pulled up beside him in an unmarked cruiser after the woman drove off.

Police saw a woman in the car with Mann hand him something, and officers then asked both to step out of the car.

The officers found a pack of cigarettes with two oxycodone pills in the car, along with a bag containing three oxycodone pills. They also found tinfoil in the car, with a partially smoked oxycodone pill.

Police then arrested Mann on charges of possessing a Class B substance with the intent to distribute.

A Gloucester man was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery, disturbing the peace, intimidating a witness, threatening to commit a crime, obstruction of justice and filing a false police report after officers responded to a report that someone was throwing things out the window of a Perkins Street home Wednesday night.

Nearby residents told police the man was on the first floor of 9 Perkins St., Wednesday at 7:50 p.m. Police could hear him yelling and screaming from the street, and found the man, Brandon Wilcox, 25, of 32 Elizabeth St., standing in a common hallway.

He told police he was throwing things to avoid hitting a woman inside the apartment with whom he was arguing.

A woman inside the apartment, however, told police that Wilcox started screaming when she walked in. She told police he’d be fine when he sobered up, and police left the apartment.

But a few minutes later, an officer heard Wilcox screaming again, so they went back to the apartment and knocked on the woman’s door again.

When she opened it, the yelling stopped; Wilcox, she said, probably jumped out the window. Officers found that he had, but that he also had destroyed a small bed on his way out. Police left the scene again, ready to file complaints against Wilcox for destroying the bed and disturbing the peace.

Finally, officers went back a third time about an hour later for a report of a domestic assault. This time, police arrested Wilcox, who was yelling at the same woman, and Wilcox resisted.

After police arrested him, he told an officer he was going to hunt him down and kill him. When police brought him in for booking, he told them he had stashed a 9 millimeter handgun behind a fence at 9 Perkins. Officers went to secure the firearm, but after an hour of searching with a K-9 unit, could not find an such weapon.

The animal control officer cited a woman for not cleaning up after her dog defecated along Stacy Boulevard Thursday at 9:15 a.m.

The animal control officer also responded to a report of chickens in an Essex Avenue resident’s yard at 3:05 p.m. The chickens had wandered over from her neighbor’s property, and the animal control officer got the birds back where they belonged.

Police responded to a Pine Street residence for a report of a man yelling at 10:36 a.m. The man was in a car outside the residence and said he was going to stay there until he could see his son, whom he thought was doing drugs inside.

Police searched the residence and did not find his son. The man then left the scene.

Firefighters extinguished a fire in an oven in a Colburn Street residence at 11:29 a.m. on Wednesday. No injuries or damage to the house were reported.

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