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December 5, 2012

Gloucester Police/Fire: Birthday man charged with public drinking

Gloucester Police/Fire

GLOUCESTER — A Friend Street man was arrested on charges of publicly consuming alcohol during what he told police officers was an outdoor celebration of his birthday Tuesday about 11:30 p.m.

Corey Doyle turned 22 just a half hour after his arrest, according to a police report.

Police arrested Doyle after an officer on patrol saw him throw a glass beer bottle into a garbage bin outside a gas station at the corner of Washington and Prospect streets, according to police. Police said the officer pulled the beer bottle from the bin and Doyle claimed the bottle was not the item he had thrown away. But, police said, the bottle was the only item in the bin.

A 19-year-old Lynn man was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct after police spent what police said was about 45 minutes separating the Lynn man from his Gloucester girlfriend’s father Tuesday.

Police said officers first responded to a call reporting two men fighting in the roadway at Whistlestop Way about 5:13 p.m. Officers found the Lynn man, identified as Mathew W. O’Donell, arguing loudly with his girlfriend’s father, who had walked over to the area from his nearby home after he heard his daughter and her boyfriend had engaged in a verbal argument there.

Police told O’Donell and his mother, who had come to drive him back to Lynn, to leave Gloucester. The mother then drove toward Grant Circle, but later circled back to the Washington Street Dunkin Donuts shop, where the girlfriend and her father had remained.

Police then found the mother and O’Donell at the Dunkin Donuts, and O’Donell was speaking with his girlfriend’s father there. Police said that when officers again told O’Donell to leave, he jumped up and began running toward his girlfriend’s home on Exchange Street. Police blocked off Exchange Street with cruisers, then arrested O’Donell as he approached.

Police arrested a 47-year-old Ipswich man on a prior warrant for his arrest, after stopping the man for speeding.

Erik J. Jackson was arrested Wednesday about 8:14 a.m. on the Route 128 North Extension, according to police. Police said an officer had stopped Jackson after he pulled into the traffic circle without yielding, cutting off another driver and speeding.

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

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