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November 28, 2011

Gloucester Police/Fire: Teen charged after girl, 14, hurt in cemetery

A Gloucester teen is facing charges of providing alcohol to minors after a 14-year-old girl was taken to a hospital Sunday after an Oak Grove Cemetery gravestone fell on her head.

In addition to charges of providing alcohol to minors, Felix D. Potter, 17, of 44 Veterans Way, Gloucester, is facing charges of trespassing and contributing to the delinquency of a child.

Police were called to McDonald's at 4:35 p.m. Sunday on reports of a girl bleeding in the bathroom. When police arrived, they found a highly intoxicated 14-year-old with severe face and mouth injuries, according to the report.

The girl's friends — two other 14-year-old girls — told police that they were drinking in Oak Grove Cemetery. The injured girl reportedly attempted to jump over a headstone in the cemetery. Instead, police said, the gravestone fell over onto the girl's head.

The victim was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital and then to a Boston area hospital with facial injuries.

Police said that, according to all three girls, Potter provided them with marijuana and cans of Four Loko, which is an alcoholic beverage. They also told police that Potter was at McDonald's with them, but left the scene on his bike when police arrived.

Police confronted Potter at his Veterans Way home, where they say he and his family refused to cooperate with police.

Gabriella R. Wood, 17, of 59 Washington St., Gloucester, is facing two counts of illegal possession of a Class B substance after a Monday arrest.

According to police reports, Wood was found in possession of two prescription drugs while police were arresting Wood's friend Nicholas D. Mazza, 20, of no known address, Gloucester, on two outstanding warrants.

Police did not specify the charge on the warrants.

Scott Flanagan, 49, of no known address, Gloucester, was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Monday on assault and battery charges after being involved in a fight at Burnham's Field, according to police.

Frank W. Enslow, 53, of 30 Warner St., Gloucester, was arrested at his home at 8:50 a.m. Monday on an outstanding warrant. Police did not specify the charge on the warrant.

Nick Curcuru can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3461, or at ncurcuru@gloucestertimes.com.

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