Police Log: Resident Assaults 68-year-old at Waterview Apartments

The following arrest information was supplied by the Woonsocket Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

Man assaults Waterview resident for interupting football game-

John Mirabella, 59, a resident of Waterview Apartments at 300 Privilege St. was arrested on Sunday for assault on a person over 60. A witness told police that Mirabella was watching a football game in the community room when 68 year-old Richard Blais came in to play music for the other residents. Mirabella became angry about the noise level and an argument ensued. According to the witness, Mirabella walked up to Blais and swung at him with a closed fist. He then grabbed his fellow resident by the neck and choked him until he fell to the ground. Blais was speaking, but still on the ground when police arrived and medical assistance was en route. A security tape at the facility confirmed the witness report.

Jealousy hurts-

Daniel Arguinzoni-Colon, 30, a resident of Puerto Rico staying at 296 Rathbun St. was arrested on Sunday for assault with a deadly weapon after police received a call from the residence reporting a fight in progress. When officers arrived, they saw scattered items through the door of the second story apartment including a broken chair, a broken beer bottle and what appeared to be blood on the floor. Inside the apartment, officers found four Hispanic males standing around talking, with one bleeding from the head. Neither the men or the reporting party, the landlord, spoke English, and the landlord's nephew served as an interpreter.

According to the victim, the group was drinking beer with a female who was no longer at the residence and one took a liking to Jesus Lozano-Salvadore.  Arguinzoni-Colon became upset by it and hit Lozano-Salvadore over the head with a chair. The victim was transported to Landmark Medical Center where he was treated for a cut which required stitches.

Other police activity-

Miguel Colon, 28, of 90 Chester St. was arrested on at 2:29 a.m. on Saturday for felony assault stemming from an incident at Brews and Cues.

Stephen Lanagan, 30, of 312 Diamond Hill Rd. was arrested at home at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday for domestic assault and disorderly conduct.

Christian Nieves, 26, with no present address was arrested at 9:50 p.m. on Saturday for a warrant, resisting arrest and possession of narcotics.

Willie Omar Rivera, 21, of 183 Cumberland St. was arrested at 346 Village Rd. at 10:53 a.m. on Sunday for a warrant, violation of a no contact order and possession of weapons other firearms. 

la_mouffette January 19, 2012 at 07:14 AM
Does 59 count as "senior" for housing, or does Waterview take a wider variety of residents than just seniors?
JR January 19, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Sadly to say all the high rises and privitely owned complexes in the city and I assume elsewhere that if you are under the age of 62 and disable then you can live in these places. Years ago is was just for the eldely but now with the new laws they can not discrimenate. I say bring it back for the eldely only !!! some are so afraid to come out of their apstments because of certain individuals.... its a shame how these places degrarded.


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