FALL RIVER — A Newton woman is arrested after going on a vandalism and burglary spree in Fall River.

Sunday at approximately 2:05 a.m., Fall River Police responded to the area of Madison Street, between Weetamoe and Hood Streets, in regards to several home alarms being activated. Victims and witnesses in the area gave a description of the suspect as female, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a brown backpack.

As officers canvassed the area, Officers Wendell Burks and Edmond Desmarias heard a loud crash. While investigating, they observed a female on the porch of a Weetamoe Street residence. As the officers approached, the female ran. Officer Desmarais was able to corner the female. After a brief struggle and with the assistance of Officers David St. Laurent and Francisco Reis III, she was taken into custody and walked out of the yard.

Officer St. Laurent canvassed the area and found two houses were burglarized, one house was damaged by a ladder, a vehicle had its windshield wipers pulled off, a vehicle was struck by flower pots and numerous flower pots were broken. Blood evidence was also located at one of the burglarized homes. The Major Crimes Divisions Crime Scene Unit was notified to respond.

This female was transported to Charlton Hospital for treatment of a laceration on her hand. While at the hospital, the female kicked a 39-year-old nurse in the face while being treated.

This female, now identified as 31-year-old Samantha F. Lundbohm with a last known address of 73 Smith Avenue in Newton, was released from the hospital and transported to the police station, where she was charged with two counts of burglary; five counts of vandalizing property; disturbing the peace; disorderly conduct; assault and battery; and resisting arrest.

--Fall River Police