Area police news
■William M. Metzger, 34, of 21 Chapman Ave., was arrested at his home at 4:07 a.m. Monday on a charge of assault and battery after he allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a knife and flipped the mattress she was lying on, causing her to strike the wall.
■David Thomas, 59, of 46 Emerald Place, was arrested at home at 11:51 p.m. Saturday on a charge of assault and battery after he allegedly grabbed, shook and struck his wife in the face. Police said she did not need medical attention.
■Heath J. Chafee, 35, of 55 Mount Tom Ave., was arrested at home at 11:40 a.m. Aug. 30 on a charge of assault and battery after he allegedly pushed a woman out of his residence.
■Laurel A. Ferrera, 21, of 20 Bottoms Road, Florence, was arrested at 1:48 a.m. Thursday on Elm Street on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage. According to police, Ferrera allegedly sideswiped a parked car on Riverside Drive before being spotted by an officer driving erratically, prompting a traffic stop.
■Robert Roy Ouilette, 58, of 43 Center St., was arrested about 1:25 a.m. Thursday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on a charge of trespassing after allegedly refused to leave after treatment.