BETHEL – A Massachusetts couple celebrating New Year’s weekend at Riverbend Condominiums were arrested on a total of seven charges after a fracas with police Sunday.

Police were called after a man agitated some association members by spinning around in his vehicle and threatening them after they asked him to stop.

Sgt. S.R. White of the Bethel police said Tuesday that police arrived at the condos on Route 2 on Sunday evening to find Dan L. Richards, 30, and Nadine M. Richards, 27, of Watertown “highly agitated and highly intoxicated.”

“I went up to talk with them. They failed to give me their names, they were uncooperative,” he said. “They continued with their unruliness and failed to give their information.”

Nadine Richards was charged with assault on an officer after she kicked White and Oxford County Deputy Josh Wyman, and tried to slam a condo door on Wyman’s hand, White said. And after Dan Richards was put in Wyman’s cruiser, he kicked the window out, he said.

Dan Richards is charged with aggravated criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, failure to give a correct name, and refusing to submit to arrest. He also had four warrants for his arrest, White said. He was taken to Oxford County Jail and held on $2,500 cash bail.

Besides being charged with assault on an officer, Nadine Richards was charged with failure to give a correct name and disorderly conduct, and her bail set at $1,000.

The sergeant said the two were in Maine for the holidays.



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