A 23-year-old Gloucester man has been ordered to pay restitution of $430.58 to cover damages he allegedly caused in a spate of vandalism to the Captain's Lodge motel last February.
Pedro Defreites of 86 Eastern Ave., submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding last week before Judge Michael Patten in Gloucester District Court. His case was continued without a finding to December 2019.
Defreites, who had been charged with destruction of property valued at less than $1,200, was ordered to stay away from the Captain's Lodge in the future.
Defreites was charged after the motel's owner called police to report that he found a rear window smashed, a shower curtain ripped off the wall and other damage to a room the morning after Defreites had checked out.
The room appeared to be "trashed," sparking the owner's call to police, according to Officer Christopher Frates' report.
Defreites also submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding on unrelated charges of breaking and entering and possession of a Class E substance. In that case, Defreites was arrested on the charges in June after police received a call reporting that two men had been seen breaking into vehicles in the area of Cleveland Street. Police at the time found Defreites in possession of five pills of dextroamphetiamine, a central nervous system stimulant.
In disposition of other cases heard in Gloucester District Court:
Allison Ferreira, 46, of 70 Bass Ave., was ordered to surrender her license for 45 days on a charge of operating under the influence of liquor. Her case was continued without a finding to December 2019. She was ordered to enter a national drinking and driving program and pay $250 toward its costs, pay $250 to the court's fund for head injury victims, $50 to the victim-witness fund and $50 to the fund for OUI victims. She was charged Dec. 7 after police had observed her driving erratically when headed eastbound on Main Street. She was found not responsible on a charge of failing to stay within marked lanes.
Ronald L, Carroll, 48, of unit 2 at 1 Poole's Lane in Rockport, was ordered to pay $50 to the court's victim-witness fund for a subsequent offense of driving after the suspension of his license. He submitted to facts sufficient to warrant a guilty finding and had his case continued without a finding to December 2019.
Ray Lamont can be reached at 978-675-2705, or firstname.lastname@example.org.