GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

May 14, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Cedar Street man facing domestic assault charge

Gloucester Police/Fire

By James Niedzinski
Staff Writer

---- — EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a corrected version of this story. In the portion about the jewelry, the store in question was the Gloucester Service Center Second Shop, not the Second Glance as initially reported. The Second Glance, run by The Open Door food pantry and service agency, accepts items only as donations, not as consignments or pawn items.

GLOUCESTER — A Cedar Street man is facing charges of domestic assault and battery and disorderly conduct charges after an incident Friday.

Stanley Kozlowski, 59, is accused of hitting a woman twice in the face as well as sexually assaulting her.

According to police, the Cedar Street woman had a few friends at her house Friday night around 7:15 p.m. Kozlowski, who was “highly intoxicated,” started to harass someone when the woman tried to intervene she was then assaulted, according to the report.

Medical personnel were called and the woman declined treatment, but she did request an emergency restraining order.

Kozlowski was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital, where he was also acting loud and aggressive to the hospital staff, according to the report.

The report indicates that Kozlowski was overheard about getting a gun, and police then handcuffed him to the hospital bed. An on-call judge was then called to the hospital, where his restraining order was served.

He was later transported to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston due to a medical complication with his foot.

Kozlowski said he owns no guns and denied making the statement; police confirmed he owns no license to carry or firearm identification card.

Police Monday arrested a 41-year-old Friend Street resident for receiving stolen property totaling $302.

On April 15, a Norman Avenue woman first reported several pieces of jewelry missing from her home. The Norman Avenue resident became suspicious when a third party, described as a known heroin user and father to one of her children, was in her home, according to the police report.

As a result, police took the woman to the Gloucester Sevice Center Second Shop, where she identified several pieces of jewelry.

Police then spoke with Keith Duwart, of Friend Street described in the police report as another known heroin user, who admitted to pawning the jewelry for the third party, according to the report.

Duwart told police the third party had asked him to sell the jewelry, giving him $100 or a chance to get high. Duwart is facing a probable cause hearing for receiving stolen jewelry more than $250.

Saturday just after 1 a.m. police received a report of a past incident in which a man was beaten by a large group of people.

According to the police report, the Magnolia Avenue man was eventually talked into seeking medical care and was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

A witness saw a green pickup truck come to a stop on Centennial Avenue where several men assaulted the victim. But at the hospital, police said, the man became agitated and ultimately refused to press charges.

Employees of the Department of Children and Families from Lynn contacted Gloucester police around 3:30 p.m. Saturday about a runaway child. The police report indicates the child ran away from his foster home.

Police found him in Washington Square, the state agency prepared him for transport.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at jniedzinski@gloucestertimes.com.