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March 6, 2014

Gloucester District Court: Assault charges dismissed

Gloucester District Court

Gloucester District Court Judge Joseph Jennings dismissed a charge of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and two charges of assault and battery against Mark A. Brown, 54, of 38 1/2 Millet St. Court documents show he was arrested on Nov. 2 of 2013, the same day the alleged incidents occurred. The charges were dismissed because of a failure to prosecute.

An 18-year-old Rockport man paid $600 in fines and assessments, was sentenced to a driving program, and ordered to surrender his license for 210 days after he admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Alexander J. Bland of 21 Haven Ave. was found not responsible for a brakes violation and a marked lanes violation, while the OUI charge was continued without a finding until Feb. 27, 2015. The incidents happened on Feb. 18, according to court documents.

Gregg C. Doonan of 128 Northridge Road, Beverly, pleaded guilty to two charges of shoplifting by concealing, following a criminal complaint issued on Jan. 13. Doonan, 57, was ordered to pay $600 in fines and assessments, along with $19.99 in restitution to Chebacco Market in Essex.

A charge of driving while uninsured, filed Dec. 18 against Thomas J. Gray of 33 Bass Ave., was dismissed and Gray, 62, was found not responsible on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-675-2708 or at

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