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September 3, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Man faces drug charge after traffic stop

Gloucester Police/Fire

Police arrested a Gloucester man for drug possession after a motor vehicle stop on Shepherd Street Friday around 3:30 p.m.

According to police, the initial stop was for a stop sign violation, but officers noticed a plastic pill bottle and an orange pill in plain view in a car being driven by Raul Amero, 34, of Commonwealth Avenue.

Police are charging Amero with possession of a Class B narcotic, Suboxone.

Also in the car were two bottles of urine that police believe were aimed at breaking drug testing regulations, and a plastic straw, a box and tinfoil, components used in drug abuse, according to the police report.

Saturday around 2:40 a.m., a Bond Street man walked into the police station after claiming to have been attacked near the 7-Eleven store on Maplewood Avenue. The man expressed suicidal thoughts to police, he was then transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., officers then responded with a K-9 unit responded to the hospital after the same man had reportedly left the hospital on his own and claimed he was going to jump off the A. Piatt Andrew bridge, according to the police report.

Police searched the area, but someone notified police the man was back at his home. He was taken to Addison Gilbert Hospital again, where police stayed with him.

Police responding to a reported domestic disturbance on Taylor Street Monday at 3 a.m. arrested Martin Devan, 19, of River Street in Beverly on four outstanding warrants. Police also issued him a civil citation for possession of marijuana.

Police contacted with Lawrence police officers Saturday at 4:30 p.m. regarding a motor vehicle that had been reported stolen in the past.

The vehicle was parked on Foster Street in Gloucester and the owner had no number listed, but another Foster Street resident reported seeing the van parked on the street for at least one month.

The vehicle was not reported stolen, but the car was found with an anti-theft device across the steering wheel and the ignition to the vehicle was missing.

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

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