Police Log: Woman Starts Bar Fight Armed With Knife, Baton, Pepper Spray

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


On Oct. 15 at about 12:14 a.m., after several hours of drinking at Boilermaker's on Allen Street, Sara Fernandes, 29, of 2284 State Park Road, Greenville, SC, became loud and disruptive, and was promptly shut off by the staff. 

The cesation of alcoholic beverages did not sit well with Fernandes, who then became violently agitated, according to the police report. The escalation of her unlady-like behavior prompted the employees of Boilermakers to ask her to leave. 

Being kicked out of the bar was also not to Fernandes's liking, and she responded by throwing a few punches around, causing a fight. 

Kimberly Mitchell, 40, said Fernandes grabbed her hair and pulled out a chunk (Responding officer Justin Mowry noted a patch her hair was missing), and also struck her in the cheek with a small expandable baton she took from Fernandes during the fight. 

Tracey Charleska, 28, whom Fernandes also assaulted during the fight, confirmed Mitchell's story.

When Mowry arrived at the scene, he saw Fernandes, who had blood on her face from a cut on her head and was walking quickly away from the bar. Mowry stopped her to ask how she'd gotten injured. Fernandes told Mowry she had been hit during the fight, but hadn't been involved in it.

Mowry asked if she was armed, and Fernandes said she had mace in her bag, but nothing else. However, during a pat-down, Mowry discovered a 3 1/4 inch fixed double-edged knife. Mowry also noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Feranndes.  

A few moments later, another officer approached, informing Mowry that Fernandes had been identified by Mitchell and Charleska as the woman who started the fight. 

Fernandes was transported to Landmark Medical Center, where she made racial slurs to the medical staff until Mowry told her to stop. She was transported back to the Woonsocket Police Department, where she was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of prohibited weapons other than a firearm.

xmascrl October 21, 2012 at 10:33 AM
I also work at a hospital (not Landmark) and can fully appreciate the extent at which you are putting yourself in danger of being sued for HIPAA violations. The penalty can be up to $250k in fines for the hospital you work for and you personally, not including the jail time that you can receive. My suggestion is that you be more careful in the future regarding the info you are letting fall ouf of your mouth. I sure do hope, for your sake, that the person you are talking about, is not a sue-happy person. I also hope that none of the "higher ups" at Landmark see this post.
sara fernanded October 21, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Thank you all so much for showing me what a dump i left behind.not that anyone cares but i wasnt charged with anything so you may resume with normal woonsocket life.im sure that since im no longer there all youre problems in the city will stop.no more unemployment,bar fights,or crime against fellow woonsocketers.i only hope peace can be returned to this once glorious city.
sara fernanded October 21, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Its not a surprise that they got something wrong russel.
A October 22, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Shame on you....You should know you are NOT allowed to speak of what goes on and who you treat at work. Either you could care less about losing your job and being sued or you are a liar and just seeking attention.
Russell Archambault October 25, 2012 at 06:06 PM
DEAR sara ; I was worrying about you, glad to see your back in SC. Your friends at brown st. club, barleys, ale house, the liberty, connolly's, corner pocket, and the blue ridge, missed you while you were in woonsocket. Its russell, with 2 l's.


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