A man was arrested at the Ash Street Jail late Sunday night after allegedly berating corrections officers, New Bedford police officers and interfering with jail operations.
Two New Bedford police officers were transporting Alberto Marrero to Ash Street Jail around 11:45 p.m. Sunday night. When Ash Street Jail staff opened the security gate to let the New Bedford police cruiser inside, Xavier Marrero (a relative of Alberto Marrero) reportedly entered the sally port and positioned himself under the security door to prevent it from closing. When Admissions Control Officer Omaida Montanez ordered Xavier Marrero to exit the area and back away from the security gate, he allegedly refused to leave and began yelling expletives at Officer Montanez and the New Bedford police officers. The New Bedford police officers got out of their cruiser and approached Xavier Marrero, who finally backed out of the sally port, allowing the door to close and the area to be secure.
After Alberto Marrero was secured inside an admissions cell, New Bedford police officers exited the facility and arrested 23-year old Xavier Marrero and is charging him with disorderly conduct. Xavier Marrero of New Bedford was taken into custody by the New Bedford Police Department, who returned him to the Ash Street Jail as an inmate around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning.