Diane R. Selley, 54, of 68 Wood St., Apt. 1, was first arrested after police were called to her apartment building around 5:40 p.m. last Monday, Aug. 27. A neighbor had complained that she was leaving cigarette butts in front of his door, and police said that when an officer confronted her she responded by yelling vulgarities and pushing him in the chest. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Ms. Selley was booked, arraigned and released a few hours later. However, police were called back to her apartment a second time, when at 8:46 p.m. they received a call that she was “out of control.”
When officers arrived, a neighbor told them that she had taken some type of pipe and smashed a car owned by a friend of the original complainant. The car’s body and tail lights were damaged, and Ms. Selley was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and malicious injury to property. Again, she was arraigned and released.
The arrests were her second and third this year; she was also charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct in April, but those charges were dismissed in July.