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September 6, 2010

Gloucester Police/Fire: City man faces Beverly attempted murder charge

A Gloucester man who police say kicked in a door at a Beverly home and threatened to murder the resident was picked up in Gloucester on Monday morning on an outstanding warrant from Salem District Court.

Scott D. Stanton, 29, of 25 Echo Ave., Gloucester, is facing charges of felony breaking and entering and threatening to commit a murder. He was transported to Middleton Jail where he is being held on $100,000 bail.

Police received information from Beverly Police that Stanton committed the two acts just after midnight Monday morning. Stanton was arrested in an apartment off Essex Avenue Monday at 9:30 a.m.


Brian Rich, 65, of 16 Ellery St., was arrested Sunday evening on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon. No further information was available.


A Shepherd Street man was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital by rescue squad at 1 a.m. Monday after complaining of chest pains.

A football player practicing at Gloucester High School was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital by rescue squad at 9:10 a.m. Monday with an undisclosed injury from practice.

A Gloucester woman was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign, driving to endanger and driving with a suspended license after police say she caused a three-car motor vehicle accident on the corner of Washington Street and Centennial Avenue Monday at 9:15 a.m.

According to police reports Rebecca C. Russell, 29, no known address, ran through the stop sign on Centennial Avenue and collided with two cars on Washington Street, according to police. There were no reported injuries.

A Magnolia Avenue woman reported to police at 11:30 a.m. Monday that somebody threw eggs at her house. Police have no suspects.

Nick Curcuru can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3461, or

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