Andover driver accused of assaulting Manchester-by-the-Sea parking enforcement cop


Police stated the 73-year-old driver tried to shove a ticket into the officer’s shirt and cease her from reporting the assault.

An Andover man is accused of assaulting a parking enforcement officer as she tried to jot down him a ticket, in response to officers.

Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Chief Todd Fitzgerald stated police will search a legal summons towards the 73-year-old man, whose identify was not launched. He faces fees of assault and battery on an individual over 60 and intimidation of a witness.

Round 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, a Manchester-by-the-Sea parking officer known as police and stated she had been assaulted whereas making an attempt to jot down a ticket close to Seaside Avenue, on the entrance to Masconomo Park. The officer additionally advised police that the suspect was driving away from the scene. 

In response to police, the driving force had shoved the ticket into the officer’s chest in an try and stuff it inside her shirt. Investigators stated the driving force then tried to cease the officer from contacting police headquarters.

An outline of the suspect’s automotive was broadcast by means of regional dispatch. At about 3:11 p.m., Middleton police stopped the driving force, who agreed to return to the Manchester-by-the-Sea police station.

Fitzgerald stated police determined to hunt a summons towards the driving force primarily based on a follow-up interview. The driving force’s case will likely be heard earlier than a Salem District Courtroom Clerk Justice of the Peace at a later date.