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June 12, 2014

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Police refused to release the names of the girl and driver.

Deputy Chief Donald Thompson said it appears the girl rushed toward the bus when it stopped to pick her up.

Although the lights of the bus were flashing, the woman drove past the bus and hit the girl, Thompson said.

“Evidently she didn’t stop for the bus,’’ he said. “The girl ran into the street to get to the bus.’’

The incident happened at Washington Street and Observatory Avenue, he said. The car was travelling east on Washington Street, he said.

— Bill Cantwell

Judge confines ex-police officer to home for year

A former Haverhill police officer has been sentenced to a year of home confinement for misusing law enforcement resources to harass and stalk his estranged wife and her boyfriend.

Victor “Manny” Pellot, 51, was found guilty of unlawfully seeking Criminal Offender Record Information, according to Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex District Attorney’s Office. Such information lists a person’s criminal history and can be accessed by police only under certain circumstances.

The guilty finding was part of a plea agreement last week in Newburyport District Court, Kimball-Monahan said.

Pellot will be allowed to leave his home only for work, counseling appointments and other reasons approved by the court, Kimball-Monahan said. The ex-officer’s whereabouts will be tracked with a GPS device that is typically part of a bracelet, she said.

Judge Peter Doyle agreed to continue two criminal stalking charges against Pellot without a finding for four years.

The charges stem from a February 2013 incident in which Pellot allegedly chased his estranged wife, Doreena, and her boyfriend, Thomas Ratte of Merrimack, N.H., through Haverhill in his personal vehicle, confronting them at one point, and then continuing the chase on Interstate 495.

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