On Sept. 29 about 11 p.m., officers James Fallon and Joseph Pitta were dispatched to Margaritas for a report of two females fighting. At the scene, a witness told Fallon one of the females involved in the fight had fled, so he went to find her and found the woman on the corner of Pleasant and Main streets. The woman told Fallon that she and her mother, 52-year-old Teri Townsend of Pittsfield, had gotten into an argument.
Fallon brought the woman back to Margaritas, where Townsend was waiting with the police. The daughter told the police she wasn’t willing to take her mother into custody and that Townsend’s sister also declined to take her into custody when she was called, the report said.
Townsend was “extremely uncooperative” and refused to supply the name of a sober party who would pick her up, the report said. She was taken into protective custody and brought to Concord Hospital, Fallon wrote.
At the hospital, Townsend first refused to exit the cruiser and in the waiting room began swearing at Fallon, the report said.
Fallon brought Townsend to an assigned room and asked her to stand in front of the bed so he could remove her handcuffs, the report said. “(Townsend) turned directly at me and stated ‘When these things come off I’m going to punch you in your f---ing face,” the report said. Fallon asked if she really intended to hurt him, the report said. Townsend repeated her statement and was arrested for criminal threatening. She was also charged with resisting arrest for refusing to sit in the back of the cruiser.
On Oct. 1 about 9:30 p.m., Officer Timothy King was dispatched to North Main Street for a female
walking in and out of traffic.
“When I arrived, I found four vehicles stopped in the roadway,” King wrote. Two women on the sidewalk told the police that a woman, later identified as Marcia Joseph, 54, of Concord, was “staggering around” in the middle of the road and was almost struck.
When King approached Joseph, she began to light a cigarette. King said he asked her not to, and at first she refused, then threw the cigarette on the ground.
“I asked Joseph where she was going, she told me that she was trying to get home. I asked her why she was in the road. Joseph told me she was trying to get a ride,” King wrote.
Joseph appeared “extremely intoxicated” and exhibited “severe mood swings,” King wrote. “(She) would go from pleasant to belligerent.”
Joseph was arrested for disorderly conduct and littering. While on the way to the station, Joseph told King that she had previously sued the Concord Police Department and that the police were “a bunch of a--holes,” the report said. Upon arriving at the station, Joseph hit the window of the cruiser with her handcuffs, the report said. “Because Joseph was so surly, she was not brought to the booking area,” King wrote.