Recently, in three separate and unrelated incidents police officers in Wareham have been assaulted by females.
On Tuesday, November 12, at about 7:21 a.m., Officer Justin Silveira observed a motor vehicle violation on Marion Road near High Street. After stopping the car he determined that the operator’s driver’s license was expired. When Officer Silveira explained that the vehicle was going to be towed, the operator allegedly began to berate the officer calling him an idiot.
After the operator stepped from the car Officer Silveira approached her, and she allegedly struck him in the left shoulder area. Officer Silveira advised her she was under arrest; however she reportedly resisted causing them both to fall to the ground. While on the ground the female allegedly pulled the officer’s radio cord from his vest. After the arrival of Juvenile Detective Karl Baptiste the female was finally secured in handcuffs.
Dianne M. Brophy (49), of East Wareham, is charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault and battery on a police officer, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest.
The second incident occurred on Friday, November 15, at 8:50 p.m., police responded to the Narrows Crossing Restaurant for a disturbance. Upon the arrival of Officer John Iacobucci, it was determined that a female was inside the restaurant reportedly harassing customers and had just allegedly assaulted an employee. Officer Iacobucci reported that the woman was lunging at patrons while yelling and swearing at them. She was immediately secured in handcuffs and was escorted to a cruiser after the arrival of Officer Ryan Gomes.
At the police station, she reportedly remained uncooperative and belligerent, allegedly kicking Sgt. Kevin Reilly. Officer Jennifer Braley assisted in placing the woman in a holding cell as she could not be booked properly because of her combativeness.
Mary Anne Brother (57), of Wareham, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace.
Finally, on Thursday, November 21, at 12:30 p.m., Officers Calib Larue and Aaron Pacheco responded to Merchants Way and attempted to place a female in custody for disorderly conduct. The female reportedly became irate screaming vulgarities at the officers and resisting arrest.
She was secured and brought to the police station. During the booking process, she allegedly continued her combativeness, causing a disruption to the 911 communications officers. While being physically brought to a cell she allegedly kicked Officer Zina Kelsch, causing the officer to lose her balance, falling into a wall. Even with three officers wrestling to put her in a holding cell she reportedly still attempted to escape before being secured. In addition, multiple illegal pills were reportedly found in her possession during the booking.
Briana Tobin (29), of Wareham, is charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault and battery on a police officer, possession of a Class “E” drug, and resisting arrest.
Officers did not seek medical attention in any of the incidents.