BURRILLVILLE – Police responding to three separate calls on Saturday, Sept. 15 arrested Spring Street residents in all three incidents, charging all with disorderly conduct and one with domestic assault.
The first call, which came in around 2 a.m., resulted in the arrest of Joshua Schobel, 28, of 74 Spring St.
According to police, officers reporting to an area on Sayles Avenue by George’s Pizza found Schobel pinning down a female in his passenger seat with his vehicle still in drive. Schobel was reportedly shirtless, and police say the Jeep he was driving went up onto the curb and nearly hit the Well One building, eventually stopping close to a parked cruiser.
Both Schobel and the victim told police that they were having a verbal argument, and that there had been no physical assault.
Schobel was charged with domestic assault and domestic disorderly conduct. He was brought before a bail commissioner, who granted his release with a summons to appear in 6th District Court at a later date.
Around 8:30 p.m. the same day, police were called to 75 Spring St. for a disturbance. Two females reportedly told officers that Dustin Rossi, 28, of Bellingham, was inside the residence and had punched a car, and asked police to obtain his car keys so he would not drive drunk.
Reports state that resident Jeffrey Martel initially blocked police from the entrance to the home, and his fiancé, Andrea Watt, was screaming at officers to leave and preventing them from interviewing Rossi. Watt reportedly followed officers back outside of the home and continued yelling and swearing.
“She even screamed across the street to a teenage neighbor and told the female to go back inside the house,” noted Watt’s arrest report. “The girl was outside in her yard playing soccer at the time.”
Police say Watt gave them the wrong name, and when they tried to go into the house to arrest Rossi, she slammed the door, causing officers to force entry. Rossi was visibly intoxicated and resisted arrest, and a struggle ensued, according to reports.
Watt again followed the group outside, screaming obscenities according to officers. She was then arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer, and resisting arrest. Rossi was charged for violation of a no contact order.
The third incident occurred after Watt’s fiancé, Martel, 27, and also of Spring Street, went to the police station to post her bail money. Martel was intoxicated according to police and shortly after he left the station, police received two calls regarding a man walking in the middle of East Avenue and throwing things at passing vehicles.
Martel was arrested without incident and charged with disorderly conduct.