DARTMOUTH - A homeless woman was arrested and faces multiple charges after assaulting paramedics and two Dartmouth Police Officers.

On Saturday afternoon, Dartmouth Police were dispatched to Moby Dick Motel, located on 671 State Road, to assist EMS personnel with the suspected overdoses of a male and female.

Dartmouth Police say that while treating the female, who was later identified as 35-year-old Crystal Andrade, she became combative and subsequently assaulted several members of the EMS staff. Andrade then bit two police officers while they were attempting to restrain her.

When Andrade was successfully restrained by police she was arrested and transported to St. Luke's Hospital to be treated and evaluated.

Andrade is charged with four counts of assault and battery on ambulance personnel and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.

The police officers and EMS personnel involved were not seriously injured during the incident. The male accompanying Andrade was revived with Naloxone, also known as Narcan.

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