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February 1, 2013

Gloucester District Court: City man gets fine, probation for larceny

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GLOUCESTER — Prospect Street resident Keith Mitchell, 26, was ordered to pay a $90 fee and placed on probation with administrative supervision after he entered a guilty plea for a charge of larceny of $250 or more Monday in Gloucester District Court.

Mitchell was found guilty of the larceny charge, which he faced after he confessed to police that he had stolen jewelry that his mother had reported missing in July. Police had recovered the jewelry in a Danvers pawn shop.

Additional charges of assault and battery and of witness intimidation against Mitchell in a separate case were dropped Monday at the defendant’s request.

Those charges stemmed from a July arrest when Mitchell was accused of slapping a woman’s face, ripping her cash, then throwing her cellphone on the floor when she tried to call police, according to a police report. An area resident notified police of the situation after the woman ran to an outside deck and screamed for help, according to the report.

Rogers Street resident Gerald R. Olson, 66, was found guilty of assault in a court trial Monday and ordered to pay $550 in fees and assessments. Olson had been arrested in July at the Catch 22 Pub after he allegedly struck a patron in the back of the head using his cane, according to a police report.

A charge of allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle against a Gloucester man will be dismissed if the 44-year-old man pays court costs of $200, Judge Joseph Jennings decided in court Tuesday. Rolando Macario was charged after an unlicensed woman driving his vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation, according to a police report.

A 25-year-old Gloucester woman, charged with driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle in December, will see the uninsured vehicle charge dismissed if she pays a court cost of $250, but must also pay a $100 fine since she was found responsible for the unregistered vehicle charge. Alisha Swan of Poplar Court faced the charges after a Gloucester officer stopped her on Granite Street in December, according to a police report.

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