WAREHAM — Four people were arrested Tuesday night following a disturbance at a homeless shelter in Wareham, including a woman who assaulted two police officers.

At around 7:44 p.m. on March 19, Wareham Police Officers Nate Aronson, Eric Kanavos and Eric Machado responded to the Church of the Nazarene on Rogers Avenue for a reported disturbance. This is the location of a shelter for homeless individuals.

Upon arrival, officers observed three parties yelling at staff inside the building. As a result of the incident, four people were placed under arrest. They were transported to Wareham Police headquarters for processing. At the station, one of the arrested parties, 29-year-old Tiffany Sylvia of Onset, became very combative. During the process, she grabbed an officer and then attempted to bite other officers. While being escorted to a holding cell, she began to fight again, causing Officer George Dionne to fall and strike his head on the floor. She then charged at the officer and a Taser was deployed to bring her under control.

Tiffany Sylvia/Courtesy Wareham Police

Sylvia is charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and trespassing.

Also arrested was 28-year-old Cailtin Williams of Wareham, charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace; 33-year-old Stephen Parece of no certain address, charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace; and 49-year-old Richard Paulino of no certain address, charged with trespassing.

Caitlin Williams/Courtesy Wareham Police
Stephen Parece/Courtesy Wareham Police
Richard Paulino/Courtesy Wareham Police

All four were held and are expected in Wareham District Court today.

--Wareham Police