A rooftop party gone out of bounds

On January 22, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

By Jim Clark

Police were summoned to a Belmont St. residence shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday in response to reports of a loud party taking place in the third floor unit, as well as on the roof of the building itself.

Upon arrival, officers were met by the reporting party and were told that he had just been assaulted by his third floor neighbor, police said.

The officers noted that beer bottles had been thrown to the sidewalk, leaving broken glass there, according to reports.

Witnesses reportedly told police that the host of the party and third floor tenant, Steven Demaras, 24, was urinating from the front porch of his apartment onto the sidewalk below.

Shortly thereafter, Demaras reportedly came down to the third floor and punched two victims in the face.

The responding officers went to the third floor unit to try to talk to Demaras. Yelling inside the apartment was heard by the officers, and when Demaras answered the door he was reportedly rude to them and told them to leave.

The officers then entered the apartment in an attempt to get Demaras to calm down and cooperate, as well as ask his party guests to call it a night and leave.

Demaras repeatedly refused to comply with the officers’ requests to compose himself, according to reports, and when he was advised that he would be placed under arrest he swung his arm and ran into the bathroom, locking himself in.

Demaras was eventually convinced to come out of the bathroom, whereupon he was placed under arrest and charged with assault and battery, resisting arrest, and noisy and disorderly house.

At that point the party was over.


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