, Gloucester, MA

March 19, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Route 128 stop turns up larceny suspect

Gloucester Police/Fire

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — A 40-year-old Magnolia Avenue woman will be charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly throwing a beer bottle at another woman’s face early Sunday morning about 12:16 a.m. at the St. Peter’s Club, police said.

Witnesses told police that Kelly Larosa threw the beer bottle and hit the other woman in the face with it after the two had been arguing, creating a two-inch laceration beside the woman’s eye, police said.

Police were unable to immediately locate Larosa and witnesses said she fled after the fight, so police are mailing a criminal complaint.

Police arrested a 51-year-old Roxbury resident after stopping the woman for driving 85 miles per hour in a 55-mile per hour zone on Route 128 North near Exit 14 Saturday about 10:40 a.m.

A check of the driver’s license notified police that the woman, Karen L. Scipione, had been wanted for larceny, according to police. Police said it seemed like Scipione “had no idea” there was a warrant for her arrest. Police arrested Scipione on the warrant and added a citation for the speed violation, according to police.

Police received a report of about $570 worth of fishing gear stolen from the rear parking lot of Winchester Fishing during the night sometime Friday, according to police.

The items thought to have been stolen from the Washington Street business include 300 4-foot pressure treated wood runners that are used on lobster traps. The wood runners had been left outside on a wood pallet, and the emptied pallet was still in the lot Saturday morning, police said.

Police said there were no immediate suspects, though police believe a vehicle was used in removing the traps.

A Bass Avenue man reported that a $10 t-shirt was missing from a package that had been delivered to his home when he retrieved the box, police said.

The man reported the opened package to the post office, noting that the package was open when he found it, but a post office employee told him the package had not been opened when it was delivered, police said.

A Rhumb Line patron was transported by ambulance to Beverly Hospital from the Railroad Avenue bar after falling backward off a bar stool Sunday about 10:20 p.m. and hitting his head on the floor, police said.

An employee at the Dog Bar on Main Street agreed to turn down the bass on the bar’s sound system after police stopped by to check on a report of loud music coming from the building Sunday about 9:58 p.m., police said

Police, responding to a report of “extremely loud” music playing at a birthday celebration at the DES Club, asked the disc jockey to turn off the music for the night Sunday about 12:09 a.m., according to police. The disc jockey agree to shut down the music since the party was ending.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at