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Florence woman arrested in alleged hammer attacks



Shelly A. Neumann, 47, of 266 Florence Road, was arrested at 220 King St. at 12:36 a.m. on charges of two counts of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a hammer and a shoe), two counts of domestic assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon (trophy), malicious destruction of property over $250, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

Police said Neumann’s boyfriend came to the Northampton police station Saturday to report that earlier that evening, his girlfriend had taken his iPhone to see if he was texting other women and had used a hammer to smash the phone at her home. Then she allegedly followed him out of the house wielding the hammer and struck him with it twice on the forearm while he was protecting his head with his arms. He told police Neumann then smashed his truck’s driver side window with the hammer.

On Sunday at 12:36 a.m., police responded to 220 King St. when the alleged victim reported that Neumann was at his business throwing things in his office.

The alleged victim and a witness told police that Neumann punched and kicked the victim in the face and held a trophy over her head while threatening to hit him “in the nose” with it. Police arrested Neumann at the scene.


Northampton police

∎ Juliet L. Simon, 47, of 91 Island Road, was arrested on Gothic Street Sunday at 4:15 a.m. on a charge of disorderly conduct after she allegedly refused to stop yelling when police asked her to and resisted officers’ attempts to subdue her.

∎ Justin C. Allen, 33, of 19 Michelman Ave., Apt. 3, was arrested at 386 Pleasant St. Sunday at 2:08 a.m. on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony and vandalizing property. Police said Allen broke down the door to an apartment belonging to women he didn’t know.

∎ Mollie L. Peters, 33, of 135 Chapman St., Greenfield, was arrested on Cooke Avenue Saturday at 3:34 p.m. on charges of shoplifting by concealing merchandise (second offense) and two warrants out of Northampton District Court for larceny under $250 and larceny over $250. Police responded to a report from Biy Y Supermarket staff of a shoplifting and allegedly found Peters on nearby Cooke Avenue with the Red Bull and candy that had allegedly been taken from the store.

∎ Manuel Pintado, 50, of 995 Pleasant St., Apt. 39A, Amherst, was arrested at Hampton Court Apartments on Hampton Avenue Saturday at 8:26 a.m. on charges of domestic assault and battery and intimidation of a witness. Police said Pintado grappled with his wife in an attempt to get her phone when she attempted to call police because he refused to leave.

∎ Freddy F. Martinez Espinoz, 23, of 74 Conz St., Apt. 2, was cited for driving with a suspended license and failing to yield following an accident Friday at 6:20 p.m. According to police, Martinez Espinoz was attempting to turn left into the driveway of 506 Pleasant St. but did not yield to an oncoming vehicle driven by John H. Goard, 25, of 76 Pleasant St., Apt. 6. Goard was unable to stop and his vehicle struck the side of Martinez Espinoz’s vehicle. No one was injured.

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