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Merrimack Valley

September 16, 2013

Police get help from Lawrence, Sheriff's Department and troopers in quelling party

METHUEN — Methuen officers had to call in help from Lawrence, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department and state troopers to disperse a loud party at 71 Boston St. early yesterday morning, police said.

Many of the guests were uncooperative and unruly, according to police. After a man was handcuffed, Officer Herb Stacy was hit in the back of the head with a beer bottle thrown by someone in the crowd, police said.

A man and a woman were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. No injuries were reported.

Officers Larry May and Neil Quinlan were sent to 71 Boston St. to investigate a noise complaint at 12:53 a.m. May said he could hear a large party from a block away from the scene, according to the police report.

When May and Quinlan asked for more officers at 1 a.m., their radio transmissions were interrupted, police said. Officers Shawn Tardiff, Alvin Alarcon and David Souther were dispatched to back up May and Quinlan.

Several people were in the street and officers saw 40 to 50 people as well as a 60-inch television and disc jockey equipment on a large deck at the rear of the house, police said. May and Quinlan were trying to control an unruly man and were surrounded by partiers, the officers wrote in their report.

Ismael Torres Jr. became angry when officers said the party was over, police said. The homeowner urged guests to quiet down, but many in the crowd became loud, with Torres being the loudest, police said.

Wendy Pimental, 36, of 73 High St., was combative toward the officers and was held back by other people at the party, police said. Despite being ordered to leave the premises, she kept yelling and inciting other partiers, police said.

Pimental grabbed an officer by his shirt and radio, according to the police report. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.

Meanwhile, officers had to use a taser to subdue Torres, 35, of 51 Osgood St., police said. Torres was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. While being led to a cruiser, he tried swinging his head at officers, police said.

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