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February 26, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: City man charged after assault on officers

Gloucester Police/Fire

GLOUCESTER — Police arrested a 21-year-old Gaffney Street man on charges including three counts of assault and battery on police, two counts of domestic assault and battery and one count of assault and battery on a public servant Sunday about 11:06 p.m.

According to police, Samuel J. Parisi was arrested after police were called to the home and found him with two people trying to hold him down and with Parisi and one of the two others “covered in blood.” As officers tried to handcuff Parisi, police said he allegedly kicked an officer in the leg. Police called Parisi’s behavior “bizarre and violent,” and said the man was kicking, screaming and “out of control.”

As police loaded Parisi into an ambulance, officers said he was “actively struggling and resisting,” and kicked two more officers. Police said it took four paramedics and two police officers to secure Parisi to a stretcher, during which time Parisi allegedly spit on and kicked a paramedic in the thigh and another paramedic in the groin. Police said Parisi also attempted to bite and spit on more paramedics.

An officer rode in the ambulance with Parisi to Addison Gilbert Hospital, and Parisi was strapped into a four point restraint, police said.

One of the victims of the domestic assault and battery told police the assault began when Parisi stormed into a bedroom and started yelling at the 58-year-old man, according to police. Parisi then allegedly punched the man in the head and a struggle ensued, in which a woman who lives at the residence became involved, trying to help control Parisi.

Police charged Andreaz Saputo, 18, of Western Avenue, with operating an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on a public way, operating an unregistered ATV and a helmet violation, after finding Saputo driving his ATV on Western Avenue near Magnolia Avenue Saturday about 1:56 p.m., according to police.

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