Police Briefs: Lunenburg Woman Accused of Kicking Pregnant Daughter
FITCHBURG -- A Lunenburg woman stands accused kicking her pregnant daughter in the abdomen and biting her finger “to the point where it almost fell off and was bleeding,” according to court documents.
Anita Cato, 62, of 14 West Street Terrace, allegedly pushed her 34-year-old daughter to the ground at her home just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, according to a police report.
Police say Cato followed her daughter down to the basement then pushed her again, this time into a pile of clothes, according to the report.
Cato then “wrestled” her daughter onto a bed and where she bit her finger causing it to nearly sever, according to the report.
Finally, Cato kicked her daughter “in the stomach knowing that (she) was pregnant,” the report states.
The report adds that in the course of the argument Cato’s grandson, also the victim’s daughter, was hit in the face.
Asked by an officer what happened to his nose, the boy told police he was “protecting his mommy,” according to the report.
Cato was arraigned in District Court Monday on two counts of assault and battery on a family or household member and count of assault and battery on a pregnant woman with a dangerous weapon, according to court documents.
She was released after posting bail. A judge ordered she to stay away and have no contact with the victim, according to court documents.
Cato is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Oct. 18.
Fitchburg man allegedly assault woman and threatens her with knife
FITCHBURG -- A city man used a brick to break into an apartment where he allegedly assaulted a woman and brandishing a knife in her direction just after 5 a.m. on Friday, according to court documents.
Jeyfran Trinidad, 25, of 7 Circle St. Apt. 2F was arraigned Monday on charges of assault and battery on a family or household member, assault with a dangerous weapon, armed burglary with assault on occupants and assault and battery, according to court documents.
After breaking in, Jeyfran allegedly argued with a victim then punched her in the face, according to a police report.
Trinidad allegedly punched another man who attempted to intervene, according to court documents.
Police say Trinidad then armed himself with a kitchen knife and told the female victim, “I should just kill you,” according to the report.
Trinidad then swiped at her but did not hit her, according to a report. He left the apartment before police arrived.
A warrant was issued for Trinidad’s arrest. He was arrested, arraigned in District Court and held in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or $15,000 surety bond, according to court documents.
He is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Sept. 24, according to court documents.
Westminster man arraigned for allegedly stealing truck
FITCHBURG -- A Westminster man who allegedly stole a 1990 Ford F250 was charged with larceny and receiving stolen property over $1,200, according to court documents.
Ethan Gemborys, 38, of 32 Honeybee Lane, allegedly stole the car from a Fitchburg residence on Clinton Street at the end of July, according to court documents.
The victim went to the Fitchburg Police Department to report that his car was stolen sometime between the night of July 29 and the morning of July 31, court records said.
Police stopped the car during the traffic stop and arrested Gemborys on July 29.
A judge set a $500 cash bail or $5,000 surety at his Tuesday arraignment at District Court.
Gemborys’s next court court date is a pretrial hearing scheduled for Sept. 25
FITCHBURG -- Two Lunenburg neighbors who allegedly got into a fight over grape vines enroaching into onto another’s property both face assault and battery charges.
Jason Oram, 30, of 352 Townsend Harbor Road and Jaime Smith, 41, of 358 Townsend Harbor Road punched each other after Smith went over to Oram’s residence to confront him about touching his grape bushes, according to Lunenburg police.
“Oram told (Smith) he had and (asked) what was he going to do about it,” a police report said.
One of the witnesess told police the men grabbed each other, fell onto the ground, and rolled out into the street, the report said. The fight happened the evening of Aug. 1, police said.
Smith had a cut on his cheek, under his bottom lip, and a scrape on his left elbow, according to police reports. He told police he threw punches to defend himself against Oram.
Oram was told to take the vines off from the Oram side of the fence and put them on Smith’s side, the police reort said.
Both men were told not to talk to each other and to stay on their own property, the police report said.
Smith and Oram were arraigned Tuesday at District Court and released on personal recognizance.
They are scheduled to return to court on Oct. 11.
FITCHBURG -- A Fitchburg man sped off during a traffic stop at Crocker Conservation Area and nearly hit the officer.
Glasford Bowers, 46, of 91 Marshall St., allegedly drove off after the Fitchburg officer asked for his and a passenger’s information.
“The operator did take of failing to provide the license and registration, and left the area in a high rate of speed,” the report states. “I did have to jump backwards in an attempt to avoid being struck by the motor vehicle as it took off.”
The officer was patrolling the area saw a 2011 Cadillac parked at the conservation area on Aug. 18 just after 11:30 p.m., according to court records.
When the car tried to leave, the officer activated her lights and then got out of the cruiser to wave and yell at the driver to stop, court reports said.
The officer walked up to the car and saw that the driver and passenger weren’t wearing seat belts, according to court records.
The officer looked up the car’s owner and confirmed that it was Bowers who was the driver.
Bowers was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failing to stop for police. He was arraigned Tuesday at District Court and released on personal recognizance.
His next court date is a pretrial hearing on Sept. 17.