Area police news
∎ Rosa I. Hernandez, 53, of 35 Fruit St., apt. G68, was arrested about 10:47 p.m. Tuesday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (telephone) after allegedly striking hospital staff.
∎ Jose Gotay, 35, of 322 Main St., apt. E, Easthampton, was arrested about 4:07 p.m. Tuesday on King Street on a charge of shoplifting after allegedly trying to leave Wal-Mart with iPhone cases and accessories and women’s underwear stuffed in the front of his pants. The value of the merchandise was approximately $140, police said.
∎ Julio Enrique Gonzalez, 34, of Holyoke, was arrested about 3:26 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Mount Tom Road and Atwood Drive on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a Holyoke District Court warrant for failure to appear for jury duty, police said.