Wareham Police: Unruly Woman Injures Officer
WAREHAM — A Wareham police officer is recovering from an injury received during the arrest of an unruly woman on Wednesday.
Wareham Police say officers responded to a report of a disturbance at around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday at the Depot Crossing Apartments. At the scene, officers informed a woman that she had to leave the property or face arrest. The woman told police she would not leave and indicated that officers would have to arrest her.
Officer Christopher Smith placed the woman under arrest. Upon doing so, police say the woman began screaming and thrashing about. She reportedly charged at another female, prompting Officer Matthew Donovan to assist Officer Smith in regaining control of the suspect.
Police say the woman intentionally threw herself to the ground, pulling both officers to the ground with her. During the fall, Officer Donovan sustained a knee injury.
Once the woman was secured in a police cruiser, she kicked the door open, hitting Officer Garrett Smith.
Officer Christopher Smith was treated at and released from Tobey Hospital but remains out of work due to his injury.
The unruly woman, Tracey Wightman, 37, of East Wareham, is charged with two counts of violation of a harassment prevention order, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest.