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August 6, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Tewksbury man faces local rape charge

Gloucester Police/Fire

A Tewksbury man is facing a rape charge in the wake of an alleged assault on a woman over the weekend.

According to police, a man flagged down a Gloucester police officer while on patrol Sunday morning around 2:30 in the parking lot of the Tedeschi market on Washington Street.

The man told police that a woman was sexually assaulted, and after an investigation by police and talking with the woman at Addison Gilbert Hospital, police arrested Mario Cardia, 30 of Archstone Ave. in Tewksbury on a rape charge.

Police are seeking criminal complaints against two Gloucester men and one youth for assault and battery.

Police say they are seeking to charge 18-year-old David J. Sudbay, of Lands End Lane, and Vinnie Spairam, 19, of Arcadia Street, after being called to a scuffle about alleged vandalism on Sunday around 1:30 a.m. on Shore Road.

The victim was later taken to Addison Gilbert Hospital over concerns about a broken jaw and concussion.

A homeless man was arrested Friday at 2:43 p.m. on Columbia Street for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

According to a police report, John Munroe, 43, entered a Columbia Street address and later began arguing with police officers.

Police said a Friend Street man was assaulted Saturday in the Palazola’s parking lot off Main Street Saturday around 1:30 a.m. He refused medical attention and police could not find the suspect.

A Hamilton man was involved in a car accident on the Route 128 Extension near Grant Circle at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The police report states nobody was injured, but the vehicle sustained heavy damage after crashing into a light pole. The accident is being investigated by state police.

Another car accident took place on Concord Street Friday around 7:40 p.m. The motorist was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, and the car sustained major front end damage, according to the police report.

The Gloucester woman at the wheel told police she was not feeling well, but her injuries were not life threatening. A utility pole was also struck and snapped of the base, police notified the utility company.

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

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