By Jim Clark
Police were dispatched to a Broadway residence last Thursday evening on reports of a fight in progress.
Upon arrival, officers reportedly found a man, Ryan Gallagher, 32, on the street screaming, “They beat me up! Look at my face! Look at this! For nothing!” A laceration on Gallagher’s eyebrow and scratches on his body were observed by the officers, police said.
Gallagher indicated that the alleged assailants had fled to a nearby residence, and officers proceeded to the house to investigate.
After officers knocked on the door a woman, Nicole Bairos, 24, reportedly stepped out and said that nothing was happening there. Gallagher began screaming at her, saying that she was the cause of all the problems.
More screaming was heard coming from inside the residence so officers entered to investigate further.
A struggle between a police officer who had arrived at the scene earlier and an inhabitant of the building, Noberto Bairos, 25, was underway. The officer was attempting to restrain the man after he was ordered to show what was in his hand, later determined to be marijuana paraphernalia, police said.
Mr. Bairos continued to resist attempts to restrain him and broke free, fleeing to a nearby bedroom, according to reports. Nicole Bairos, Noberto’s sister, reportedly attempted to place herself between her brother and police and yelled at officers, saying that they should let him go.
In the ensuing struggle, Mr. Bairos reportedly kicked one officer in the groin and other officers were also struck. Both Noberto and Nicole Bairos were eventually placed under arrest and brought outside of the residence.
As the two were brought outside a crowd of onlookers assembled to observe the commotion. Nicole Bairos continued to scream obscenities and claimed that “They didn’t do anything.”
Another woman, Casey Allison, 24, was also reportedly screaming from the front porch of the residence, claiming to be a witness to the events of the evening. As her actions were deemed to be aggravating the situation, she too was placed under arrest and she also screamed that she didn’t do anything as she was led away, police said.
Mr. Gallagher continued walking up and down the street, yelling, “Look at this! This is what they did to me!” He was advised by police to go with EMTs to have his injuries looked at, but he instead continued to raise a ruckus on the street, drawing attention from the assembled crowd, according to reports. Police then determined that he too should be placed under arrest based on his behavior and actions.
Gallagher was charged with disorderly conduct and also booked on warrant charges of municipal by law violation C85 and operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
Noberto Bairos was charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.
Nicole Bairos and Casey Allison were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.