A call for a possible domestic disturbance that led to the corner of Second Avenue and Short Avenue might have ended without incident had it not been for the outstanding warrant on the woman, Christy Lynn Cote, 31, of 78 Oak St., Apt. 2.
Her attempt to avoid arrest by giving police a false name, subsequent active resistance of arrest, and possession of marijuana did not improve matters.
On July 6 at 12:05 a.m., police responded to the area of Fairmount Street and Third Avenue for a report of a domestic disturbance. They located an arguing couple the corner of Second Avenue and Short Avenue, and determined the two were simply arguing and were not involved in physical fight.
When asked for her name, the woman said she was Jenni Coppinger, though the man referred to her as Christy. Police asked for ID, and she was unable to provide any, though several credit cards in her purse were in the name of Christy Lynn Cote. Police were able to identify Cote as the woman they were speaking with thanks a to a dolphin tattoo, and placed her under arrest.
Cote struggled with officers as they attempted to place her in their police cruiser, at one point sticking her foot out of the door as it was being closed, causing her to complain that it had been broken. She continued to resist, kicking the door of the cruiser.
At the station, a search of her person revealed a crack pipe, push rod, several clear bags and one bag containing a gram of marijuana. She refused medical treatement and did not appear to have actually suffered a broken foot.
Cote was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing an officer in the course of his duties and possession of marijuana, first offense.