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October 9, 2010

Gloucester District Court: Charges dropped in reported Fiesta weapons fight at Stage Fort

A number of charges, all stemming from a reported fight involving weapons at Stage Fort Park in June, against three Gloucester men and a New Jersey man have been dropped.

Daniel G. Harvey, 21, of 12 Granite St.; Jeremy S. Bamford, 21, of 12 Friend St.;,Kevin D. Webber, 20, of 23 Langsford St.; and James H. Waller IV, 23, of 240 Elmer Ave., Runnermeck, N.J., each had charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon dismissed at the request of the commonwealth in Gloucester District Court on Friday.

Police were called to the scene on multiple reports of a large fight with injuries involving Gloucester residents and carnival workers during St. Peter's Fiesta.

When police arrived, they found Waller with a laceration to his head that he said was caused from being hit with a wrench.

Police rounded up Bamford, Harvey and Webber a short time later, who told police they were assaulted by Waller with an undisclosed weapon.

Seth C. Lospennato, 33, of 4 Kitefield Road, Rockport, pleaded guilty to two counts of larceny and improper use of a credit card and was sentenced to a year's probation. He was also ordered to pay $420 in restitution.

According to police reports, Lospennato stole the wallet of a fellow employee at Latitude 43 in June. Cash and credit cards were taken from the wallet and police say they have surveillance footage of Lospennato using the a stolen card at Stop and Shop.

David J. Campbell, 19, of 292 Essex Ave., Gloucester, had charges of drunken driving, driving with an open container of alcohol, and speeding continued without a finding for 18 months.

Campbell will also lose his license for 210 days and was ordered to pay $600 in court costs.

Campbell was arrested in August after being pulled over by Rockport police near Five Corners for driving 30 mph in a 20-mph zone. According to police reports, Campbell blew a .10 in a alcohol breath tests, over the legal limit of .08.

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