Real Life Somerville Police Stories: Disorderly & Resisting Arrest at a Laundromat

On the above date and time, Officer Robert Pasqualino and I were dispatched to 10 Bow Street, Community Laundry, for a check condition on a male, Charles Cashman, sleeping on the floor of the business.


Upon our arrival, I observed Cashman laying on top of a blanket on the floor of the business. There were approximately five patrons in the establishment watching our interaction with Cashman. I nudged Cashman on the bottom of his left boot to gain his attention to our presence, because he was face down in the blanket. He turned around and stood up. He was extremely boisterous and angry that we had awaken him. He then began to scream obscenities towards us, “I don’t have to leave. F*** you, you don’t have anything else better to do.”


Cashman was advised numerous times to lower his voice, and to leave the premises. He refused to comply with my instructions, and he became even louder with verbal attacks which involved more obscenities and his admission of refusing to leave the property. Cashman was then advised that I was placing him under arrest. As I attempted to place handcuffs on Cashman a brief struggle ensued in which he attempted to pull his hands away from our grasp. During his resistance, he was shouting at us, “F*** you, f*** you, f*** you.”

Cashman was verbally trespassed from Community Laundry.


Respectfully submitted,

Officer Eduardo Soares, Badge #272

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