Frederick Ryan, Chief of Police
112 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
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Arlington Police Arrest Woman for Assaulting Neighbor with Snow Blower
ARLINGTON — Police Chief Frederick Ryan reports that the Arlington Police department today arrested a woman for allegedly attacking a neighbor with a handheld snow blower, injuring her.
Arlington Police responded to 124 Park Ave. at approximately 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, police found a 60-year-old woman suffering from lacerations to her foot. An investigation by Arlington Police Officers showed that the victim had allegedly been assaulted by a neighbor.
The investigation revealed a long-term and ongoing dispute between the two neighbors. The victim in this case had previously filed for a Harassment Protection Order against the suspect.
BARBARA DAVIS, AGE 61, OF PARK AVENUE IN ARLINGTON was arrested at the scene and charged with Violation of the Harassment Protection Order, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Mayhem.
“Emotions may run high during a historic weather event like the Blizzard we just endured, but that is no excuse for violence,” Chief Ryan said. “We are supposed to come together as a community during events like this, and I am very disappointed with these allegations.”
DAVIS was ordered held on $35,040 cash bail at the Arlington Police Department pending her arraignment in Cambridge District Court.
The victim, whose name is not being released, was treated for minor injuries.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.