If You’re Gonna Throw a Party Loud Enough for Your Neighbors to Hear It – Don’t be Surprised when the Police Show Up to Quiet Things Down
At about 12:30am, on Sunday, February 24, 2013, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) received a call complaining about a loud party in the area of 28 Fleet Street. The complaint, which was received through Suffolk University’s loud party phone line, was not the first one received relative to the above mentioned address.
On arrival, officers could hear loud music coming from an apartment inside the above mentioned address. After gaining entry to the building, officers made their way to the noise producing apartment. Once there, officers announced their presence and began knocking on the door. Officers knocked on the door with no response for approximately twenty minutes.
After twenty minutes, the door suddenly opened and a female suspect yelled an obscenity at the officers before slamming the door shut on an officer’s shoulder. After slamming the door on the officer’s shoulder, the suspect attempted to flee the apartment. At one point, the suspect was heard to say, “I’m out of here, I‘m a proud American.” After a brief struggle, officers were able to subdue and apprehend the suspect. The suspect also stated that she wanted the officers to know her mother was an attorney.
Officers located approximately twenty five individuals, some of whom were hiding, in the apartment. Officers were informed by party-goers that the suspect instructed them to shut the lights off and not to open the door. Moreover, party-goers state that the suspect physically blocked the door so no one could leave the apartment.
Officers arrested Dominque Demar 21, of Colchester, CT and charged her with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (door) and Resisting Arrest.