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February 20, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Driver, passenger charged after stop

Gloucester Police/Fire

GLOUCESTER — Police arrested a male driver and criminally charged the woman who owned the vehicle the man was driving after an officer was dispatched at about 6:13 p.m. on Monday to investigate a report of an erratic operator on Route 128 north near Exit 14.

Bryan Nikola, 36, of Forrest Street was arrested on a charge of driving with a suspended license, a subsequent offense of the charge for Nikola, after an officer stopped the vehicle on Pleasant Street, according to police. Nikola also faces a charge of failing to use his directional light to signal a turn.

Police said Nikola told officers at the station that he had been driving the vehicle, owned by Gretchen M. Adams, 27, with whom he lives, because he was picking up groceries for the woman and her child. Police said Nikola stated that Adams allowed him to drive her vehicle, knowing that his license is suspended.

Police charged Adams with allowing a driver with a suspended license to drive her vehicle, police said.

Police issued a citation to an 18-year-old Orchard Street woman for trespassing on private property after finding her driving a Jeep up and down Good Harbor Beach Monday about 2 p.m., according to police. Police said both the parking lot and the point where the woman entered the beach are marked with signs that state that only authorized vehicles should drive on the beach.

A woman reported a Nintendo 3DS and games were stolen from her house sometime in the days before Monday, according to police.

Police said the woman provided the name of a suspect but no evidence. The woman told police she checked with Game Stop to see if someone had traded the gaming system for cash there, but the store would not provide her with that information.

Police are filing a criminal complaint against a teenage boy who an officer observed holding a can of Natural Ice beer in the Veterans Memorial School back parking lot Monday about 9:47 p.m.

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