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October 10, 2012

Gloucester District Court: Woman gets continuance on $2,500 theft

A Rockport woman was ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution after Judge Joseph Jennings continued without a finding charges of larceny from a victim over the age of 65 Friday in Gloucester District Court.

The judge continued the charges, brought against Cheryl Sholds, 49, of 2 Mt. Pleasant Street, Rockport, for 20 months. That continuance will be revisited if the restitution is paid sooner, Jennings indicated.

Rockport police arrested Sholds at her home after a Rockport National Bank employee said bank security footage showed her taking an envelope with $2,500 in it that a man had left on a counter.

The man had withdrawn the money earlier and left the envelope on a desk when he went to get a working pen from a bank employee. When he returned a few minutes later, the envelope was gone.

A Boston man pleaded guilty Friday to threatening to commit a crime.

Jennings placed Francisco Montalvo, of 51 Atherton St., Boston, on probation for a year, and ordered him to find anger counseling. Police charged Montalvo after a March incident in which his girlfriend said he had threatened to take their child away and burn her house down with her inside of it.

Jennings continued without a finding a drunken driving charge brought against a Peabody man.

The judge continued the charge, brought against Jeffery Gosselin, 44, of 8 George Ave., Peabody, until April 2014. He assessed Gosselin $600 in court costs and ordered him to enroll in a driver’s safety program.

Police arrested Gosselin in April after stopping his car on Toronto Avenue. When officers stopped him, they noticed a strong smell of alcohol, according to the police report.

Gosselin told them he had been drinking, and had a problem, the report noted. He handed two small bottles of vodka to officers, and went through a series of field sobriety tests. But he failed the tests, and was arrested.

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