, Gloucester, MA

April 9, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Local woman, Lynn man face heroin charges

Gloucester Police/Fire

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — Police arrested a Mason Street woman and a 30-year-old Lynn man on heroin distribution charges Friday afternoon near the woman’s home.

Kathlyn Smith was charged with heroin possession, possession with intent to distribute heroin, and heroin distribution, police said. The Lynn man, Jose L. Jimenez, was charged with heroin distribution, possession and distributing heroin in a school zone, after an undercover police investigation cornered the two suspects.

According to the police report, officers observed Smith purchasing heroin from Jimenez with money that another person had given her in exchange for the anticipated quantity of the drug.

Police said Smith bought four bags of heroin then swallowed the bags as officers approached.

The Fire Department’s ambulance crew transported Smith to Addison Gilbert Hospital as a precaution and to remove the heroin, police said.

Police said Monday they are seeking a criminal complaint against a 19-year-old Willowood Road man for assault and battery on a 12-year-old child.

Police said the child and his mother told an officer that Dominic J. Scarafone had pushed the 12-year-old down into the pavement at a Friend Street playground and rubbed the child’s face on the pavement, causing an abrasion on his forehead Saturday afternoon.

The child told police that he and some other kids had been wrestling around, and when they stopped, Scarafone asked the 12-year-old if he wanted to wrestle, according to police.

Police said the 12-year-old reportedly said “no,” but Scarafone “grabbed him in a headlock, threw him to the ground and pushed his face into the pavement.”

Scarafone admitted to wrestling with the children, but denied pushing anyone down, police said. The child’s mother told police the incident was the second occurrence.

A Maine woman who parked on Becker Circle overnight while visiting her sister in the area woke up to find the rear window of her vehicle shattered and $2,000 worth of jewelry taken from the trunk of the vehicle, police said.

Police took a report of the incident and advised the woman to contact her insurance company.

An officer on patrol Saturday morning discovered that portable toilets at the O’Maley Middle School playing fields had been knocked over during the night, according to police.

An officer dispatched to Railroad Avenue for a report of a person “talking to a telephone pole” Sunday about 2:20 p.m., checked all the telephone poles along the avenue and did not find anyone “having a conversation with a telephone pole,” according to police.

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