A 22-year-old Gloucester man chased through streets and backyards by police searching for suspects who had smashed flower pots and trees outside the Azorean restaurant on Washington Street, was ordered to pay $3,693 in restitution in Gloucester District Court Friday.
Three counts of malicious destruction of property against Edward McCollum IV, of 36 Exchange St., Gloucester, were continued without finding for one year by Judge Joseph Jennings after he admitted to sufficient facts for conviction in the case.
Charges of felony breaking and entering and resisting arrest were dismissed.
McCollum was ordered to pay $90 in court costs.
McCollum was arrested in the early morning hours of July 15 after police responded to the Azorean and found four damaged trees and large flower pots smashed in front of the restaurant and the Dunkin Donuts across the street.
Both establishments have a common owner whom McCollum told police, after his arrest, he had worked for in the past, according to the police report.
Police searching for those responsible for the damage began chasing McCollum and another man through the streets and back yards. The two men tried to break into a van, police said.
Officer Jonathan Trefry eventually caught McCollum on Whistlestop Way and took him to the ground with an armbar.
Flower petals were stuck to McCollum's pants at the time of the arrest, police said.
A 23-year-old Gloucester man charged with possession of marijuana was given one year of probation and ordered to pay $150 in court costs Friday in Gloucester District Court.
Kyle Fennessey of 28 Grove St., Gloucester was arrested Aug. 10 after police investigating a group of young people loitering near the 7-Eleven on Maplewood Avenue said the 23-year-old has been carrying a plastic bag of marijuana.
Charges against Fennessey for distributing marijuana and possession of the drug in a school/park zone were dismissed.
Facing charges of assault and battery, Reynir Aegisson, 19, of 34 Magnolia Ave., Gloucester, was placed on pretrial probation for one year yesterday in Gloucester District Court.
He was arrested Oct. 18 after police responded to a domestic dispute.
Justin Harrington, 18, of 565 Essex Ave., Gloucester, charged with assault and battery, was placed on pretrial probation for one year yesterday in Gloucester District Court yesterday.
Two counts of driving without insurance based on two incidents in 2006, against James Testaverde, 56, of 70 Friend St., Gloucester, were continued without a finding for six months on Friday in Gloucester District Court.
Testaverde, who police say was living in his car, which was parked on the Jodrey State Fish Pier, was ordered to pay $50 in court costs.
Driving without insurance charges against a 30-year-old Beverly man were continued without finding Friday in Gloucester District Court.
Aaron Stewart of 46 Northridge Road, Beverly, was ordered to pay $550 in court costs.
A charge against Stewart for driving without registration was dismissed.
Stewart was pulled over by police at Five Corners in Rockport on Sept. 26.
Two counts of assault and battery against James Beauparlant III, 24, of 45 Willow St., Gloucester, were dismissed Friday in Gloucester District Court.
A charge of wanton destruction of property was also dismissed.
Beauparlant was arrested Aug. 1 after police received a call for a domestic dispute.
Cocaine possession charges against Brock Thomas, 43, of Squam Road, Rockport, were dismissed Friday in Gloucester District Court.
Thomas was arrested in April after police received a noise complaint on Squam Road.
Brian Cairns, of 20 Hartz St., Gloucester, pleaded guilty to trespassing Friday in Gloucester District Court and was given three months of probation.
A charge of disturbing the peace was dismissed.
Cairns was fined $50.
Police received a call from a Marchant Street residence in July reporting a man trying to break into the house.
Officers responding to the address found Cairns sitting on the front steps, drunk, according to the police report.
Driving without insurance charges against a 45-year-old Gloucester man accused of rear-ending someone on Oct. 20 in Route 128 at the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge construction traffic were dismissed Friday in Gloucester District Court.
Rubuns DaSilva of 2 Oak St., Gloucester was ordered to pay $200 in court costs.