HYANNIS – “I swear on my son’s life that’s not cocaine!” said the 35-year-old woman from New Bedford right as HN leveled the camera and started snapping photos.
At about 2:45 a.m., Barnstable police patrol officers responded to a Route 132 area hotel lobby after receiving a report of an argument between a woman and a male hotel guest.
The arguing male and female reportedly moved upstairs into a hotel room prior to the arrival of officers.
Both parties were separated when HN arrived, with officers out in front of the hotel handcuffing the female.
One patrolman radioed a second officer who was still upstairs near to the hotel room, “Can you see if there’s any of this female’s effects in that room?” (HN overheard officers asking something about finding the woman’s shirt, which still may have been up in the room for one reason or another…)
Another patrolman radioed dispatch, “On that B.O.P. (Board of Probation criminal record check), any ‘Common Nightwalker’ [charges]?” The dispatcher responded saying there were two hits, one for Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, another for Possession of Class B Drugs…
( … but the dispatcher did not mention a specific charge related to night walking or prostitution, according to radio transmissions.)
The detained woman was in tears as a female Barnstable Police Lieutenant arrived and conducted a pat frisk on her, speaking gently in an effort to calm her down.
The woman told officers she came to visit the man in the hotel room in order to “hang out.”
During an earlier initial search of the woman’s handbag, a Barnstable Patrolman found a large baggy containing white powder which turned out being baking soda. The woman had sworn on her son’s life that it wasn’t cocaine and she was right, it wasn’t. (Thankfully for her “son’s life” in this case…)
The female suspect was eventually released from handcuffs and sent on her way.
Officers documented both the male and female’s information, writing up an offense report describing the suspicious situation.
Nobody was charged with a crime at this time.
The following HN PHOTOS highlight the scene:
* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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