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May 16, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Father, son face criminal assault complaints

Gloucester Police/Fire

GLOUCESTER — Two Gloucester men are facing assault and battery charges stemming from an incident on Tuesday just before 8 p.m.

Police first responded to 6 Bond St., home of 28-year-old Travis Aptt, for a report of a man being bitten by someone with Hepatitis C, and an ambulance was also dispatched to the house.

According to the police report, Travis Aptt was at his apartment when his father, 57-year old Kenneth Aptt Jr. of Reef Knot Way, stopped by to retrieve his boat. According to the report, a verbal argument soon became physical and the two “exchanged blows,” with Travis Aptt eventually being bitten, police said.

The report states that police noticed abrasions and injuries on both men, so criminal complaints for assault and battery are being sought against the two.

Police arrested an Ipswich man Wednesday around 2 a.m. on a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

According to the police report, Andras Posfai, 27, was stopped for a defective license plate light on Eastern Avenue. Police noted that, throughout the time an officer approached the driver side window to the point where Posfai got his registration out, he did not make eye contact with police. And the officer noted that his answers to questions about to whom the car was registered, where he lives, and where he was going, were unclear.

The officer then smelled alcohol and noticed that Posfai’s eyes were glassy, and he was given four field sobriety tests — three of which he failed, the report indicates.

While Posfai consented to a Breathalyzer test, he ultimately refused to give a proper sample after three attempts, according to the report.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at

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