2 charged after multiple disturbances at Spruce Street home; couple threatened officers, police say

2 charged after multiple disturbances at Spruce Street home; couple threatened officers, police say



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WESTERLY — Two Spruce Street residents are facing charges after police said they caused several disturbances at their home over the weekend, the last which ended when police said one attempted to fight with an officer and the second made threats of violence toward them.

James E. Bulkeley, 41, and Mandy Lynn Bulkeley, 42, both of 58 Spruce St., were each taken into custody Sunday morning on charges of disorderly conduct. Police said James is also facing charges of simple assault or battery and resisting arrest, while Bulkeley was also charged with making threats to a public official.

Westerly Police Chief Richard Silva said the charges were the result of several calls to the home for various noise-related disturbances over the weekend that were called in to dispatchers by neighbors in the area.

Police received at least three calls in a 24-hour period for separate disturbances at the home Saturday and Sunday, according to police dispatch records, the last which occurred around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. During the response, Silva said the two were verbally combative with officers and led to the disorderly conduct charges. 

While attempting to take James Bulkeley into custody, police said he refused to cooperate and attempted to fight with the arresting officer before being quickly subdued. Police said Mandy Lynn Bulkeley became agitated as well and threatened violence against the officers, leading to the additional charge.

Both were taken into custody and later released on bond, police indicated. James Bulkeley is scheduled to appear for formal arraignment in Fourth Division District Court on March 9, according to Rhode Island judicial records, while Mandy Lynn Bulkeley’s case was referred for felony screening in April.

jvallee@thewesterlysun.com


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