By Jim Clark
Police were called to a Medford St. residence shortly after midnight last Thursday on a reported disturbance in progress.
Upon arrival, officers reportedly observed a woman who had made her way into the lobby of the house and was banging on the inner door screaming that she wanted to be let in.
Officers questioned the reporting party and were reportedly told that the woman, later identified as Maryann Sperlinga, 55, of Medford, had been throwing rocks at the side of the house and screaming at the top of her lungs. The reporting party told police that he did not know Sperlinga.
Upon questioning the woman, officers were told that she wanted to speak to someone in the house. The officers informed her that she was at the wrong house and that she was making a great disturbance.
In the course of questioning and advising Sperlinga, it became obvious to officers that she was highly intoxicated.
When told that she would have to leave or else she would be arrested, she reportedly told the officers, :I’m not leaving. Arrest me.”
Sperlinga was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct.