, Gloucester, MA

February 26, 2013

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

Gloucester Police/Fire

By Marjorie Nesin
Staff Writer

---- — 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.

Tally’s towed the ATV back to Saputo’s house, according to police, who noted that Saputo’s drivers license is suspended.

Police filed criminal complaints against a Washington Street man, charging him with assault for placing a woman in fear as he tried to break into the house that she was in.

Police also charged Derek Roman with malicious destruction of property after he allegedly broke the door knob and trim on the door while trying to get into the Washington Street apartment that he told police he rents with the woman.

According to police, officers arrived on scene and found Romano using a brick to try to smash the door in Friday about 3:50 p.m. Police assisted the woman inside, then helped Romano collect some of his belongings from the home peacefully, according to police.

Romano and the woman inside had been arrested the previous night and both were charged with assault and battery on each other at that time, police said.

Police arrested a passenger in a vehicle that had been stopped for speeding after finding that the 22-year-old Gloucester man was wanted outstanding warrant, according to police.

Police in an unmarked cruiser stopped the vehicle Friday about 12:14 p.m., and arrested Jonathan L. Neves, of Patriots Circle. Police ran Neves’ name after noting that he was not wearing a seat belt, police said. Police gave the driver a verbal warning for speeding.

A 10-year-old boy fell through ice while playing on a wetland near the Green Street playground Friday about 3:08 p.m., according to police.

Police said the boy fell in up to his chest and three friends pulled him free and gave him jackets to keep him warm. The Fire Department’s rescue squad arrived and checked the boy’s health before his mother arrived and took him home, police said. Police advised the children to stay off the ice in the future.

Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that was reported Saturday morning about 7:09 a.m.

Police said a vehicle struck a firefighter’s vehicle that was parked on Pine Street behind the station while the firefighter was on duty for the night shift.

The collision caused damage to the driver’s side bumper and cracking and scratches from the wheel well to past the headlight as well as body damage above the wheel well, according to police. Police searched the immediate area, but found no vehicles matching the vehicle they suspect struck the parked vehicle.

Police will continue investigating, knowing the color of the vehicle that struck the firefighter’s vehicle, according to police.

Police conducting a well-being check at a Grapevine Road residence Monday about 8:08 a.m., found a 60-year-old woman “unconscious and barely breathing,” according to police.

Police said officers found three empty pill bottles, bottles for oxycodone and clonazepam and a glass of wine next to the woman.

Fire Department paramedics used Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of certain medications, to wake the woman before transporting her to Addison Gilbert Hospital, police said.

Police notified the Department of Public Works of a missing “One Way” sign that should have been standing at the top of Elm Street, where it meets Prospect Street Friday about 9:12 p.m., police said.

The Blynman Bridge became temporarily stuck in the open position Friday about 10:48 a.m., according to police. A bridge mechanic repaired the bridge, allowing it to close.

Marjorie Nesin can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3451, or at