, Gloucester, MA

August 25, 2010

Gloucester Police/Fire: Woman charged after alleged punches thrown over infant

Jonathan L'Ecuyer
Staff Writer

A Washington Street woman was arrested Wednesday after she reportedly punched her husband several times as he held the couple's five-week-old infant, according to police.

Jessica M. Freeman, 33, of 86 Washington St., was charged with domestic assault and battery and resisting arrest stemming from an incident reported to police via a 911 call at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the police report, a 57-year-old man living at the home told police that his wife punched him and threw items at him, trashed the house, and punched a hole through the front door window after he asked her to stop swearing in front of the children as they were getting the kids ready for school.

When questioned by police, Freeman — who was found in the kitchen with a bloodied hand, according to police — said she was the one who had been assaulted.

Police told Freeman that, based on the evidence at the scene, she would be placed under arrest, at which time Freeman reportedly began screaming and swearing and struggling with the officers.

According to the report, she fell to the floor and refused to stand up, which subsequently sparked the charge of resisting arrest.

Mark S. Deleary, 29, of 6 Sadler St., was arrested at 9:19 Wednesday morning on an outstanding warrant, police said.

At 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, a White Mountain Road man reported two mountain bikes and some tools had been stolen from his barn sometime over the weekend.

A Holly Street woman called police at 4:41 p.m. Tuesday to report that one of her neighbors threatened her, saying he would like to burn down her home.

The Gloucester Rescue Squad transported a Pilots Hill man suffering a severe headache and a High Popples Road woman who sustained injuries after falling out of bed, to Addison Gilbert Hospital on Tuesday.