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May 27, 2013

Gloucester District Court:

Gloucester District Court

Three men who list their residences as the Action Shelter and were all arrested for drinking alcohol and harrassing a woman at Half Moon Beach during the day last week have admitted to the charges and were ordered to pay $100 fines and an added $100 in assessments on the disturbing the peace charges.

Two men — Jeffrey R. Carpenter, 24, and Cory Bundy, 21 — faced only those two charges. Jonathan Trefry, 31, faced an additional charge of disorderly conduct for swearing during his arrest, but that charge was dismissed at the state’s request.

Francis Barani, a 29-year-old Columbia Street man, faced charges in three cases in Gloucester District Court this week and last week.

In the first case, Judge Joseph Jennings found that Barani admitted to sufficient facts on charges of fraudulently using Hiltz Moving Company’s credit card to buy gas after being fired from the company. But, Jennings continued the case without a finding, ordering Barani to pay about $355 in restitution along with $90 in court fees.

Barani admitted to sufficient facts on a license suspension in another case, but that was continued without a finding to November. He was ordered to remain on administrative supervision in the meantime and pay a $50 assessment.

In a separate case, Barani had faced charges of driving an uninsured, unregistered vehicle. The uninsured charge will be dismissed if he pays court costs of $100, and Barani was found not responsible for the unregistered status.

Judge Joseph Jennings dismissed the following cases in Gloucester District Court:

Addy T. Sullivan, a 20-year-old Essex Avenue resident, saw a charge of selling or delivering liquor to people younger than 21 dismissed upon failure to prosecute.

John S. Seidel, a 43-year-old Wilmington man, will see a charge of owning an uninsured vehicle dismissed if he pays court costs of $300. He was found responsible for a missing number plate on the vehicle.

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