, Gloucester, MA

April 23, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire:

Gloucester Police/Fire

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — A Mount Vernon man allegedly zipping around corners in a white Econovan while screaming “incoherently” out the van’s window early Monday morning was arrested on charges including drunken driving, according to police.

Officers said they began following Manuel Marques, 48, about 1:14 a.m. when he allegedly failed to stop at the corner of Main and Parker streets, police said.

Police reported that they could “hear the engine racing” and the tires “squealing” as Marques turned corners, heading toward his Mount Vernon Street home, still screaming out his window.

“I again heard the operator yelling incoherently out the window,” Officer Heath Moseley wrote in the report.

Police said after Marques failed four sobriety tests, he was charged with failing to stop at a posted sign, speeding, operating to endanger and drunken driving.

Tally’s towed the van.

A pregnant 20-year-old Patriots Circle woman was criminally charged with assault using a knife as a dangerous weapon after she called police to report an argument at a Patriot’s Circle home Saturday about 1:06 p.m.

Diosani Hidalgo was charged, but not arrested, after multiple witnesses reported that, although she reported the incident, she had been the “aggressor,” allegedly yelling and screaming at others, throwing items around, holding a kitchen knife in each hand in a “aggressive manor,” then throwing those knives into the kitchen sink hard enough to break dishes, police said.

Hidalgo initially told police she had been arguing with the residents “over food stamps and the living situation,” and as the argument “got heated,” a man stepped between Hidalgo, who is five months pregnant, and another woman, police said.

Hidalgo told police that the man grabbed her hand, hurting her left pinky finger. Gloucester paramedics medically cleared the finger and Hidalgo declined ambulance transport, police said.

Though Hidalgo lists her residence as a Shepard Street home, witnesses reported she has been staying at the Patriots Circle home, according to police.

Keith M. Duwart, a 41-year-old Friend Street man, was arrested on Rogers Street Monday about 9:36 a.m. on charges of receiving stolen property, police said.

Duwart is accused of stealing and pawning more than $250 worth of jewelry, according to police. The jewelry owner had recognized the stolen jewelry in a pawn shop, sparking the investigation, police said.

Two Gloucester men face charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct after police broke up a fight between the pair in a parking lot off Rogers Street Saturday at about 12:47 a.m., according to police.

Police on patrol said they came upon 46-year-old Mike D. Ellis of Acacia Street, and 23-year-old Kevin D. Webber of Langsford Street fighting in the lot with a crowd surrounding the two and cheering them on, police said.

Officers separated and arrested the two men, police said.

Police also arrested a 45-year-old Sadler Street man, charging him with assault and battery Sunday about 5:19 p.m., according to police.

That man, Derek S. Dupont, allegedly punched another man in the Market Basket parking lot, then pushed the man into a car, leading to a “possible left shoulder dislocation,” police said.

The other man was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital by ambulance, according to police.

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