By William Rupp
A “large disturbance” in the parking lot outside East Bay Tavern in East Providence early Sept. 7 led to the arrest of a Providence man and the hospitalization of a Woonsocket woman struck by a car at about the same time.
The woman, Lisa Stackpole, 28, of 481 Blackstone St., reportedly suffered “severe head trauma,” according to the East Providence accident report, which was not complete as of Tuesday morning, Sept. 10.
The details that were available indicated that she was leaving the parking lot at approximately 1:15 a.m. when she noticed a nearby disturbance. She reportedly stopped and got out of her Kia Sportage to observe the disturbance. That is her last memory of the incident, according to the accident report.
The arrest report indicates a fistfight was taking place in the parking lot off of Lyon Avenue between two men, including Jonathan A. Valle, 24, of 300 Elmwood Ave., Providence, who was later charged with disorderly conduct.
East Providence Patrol Officer Steve Tiernan, who was the first officer to respond to the parking lot, described it as a “chaotic scene.” He called for backup as soon as he arrived.
The arrest report indicates that police officers and EMTs had to care for Stackpole on the ground while dealing with Valle. He reportedly continued to yell derogatory names at family members and friends of the man he was fighting after police separated them.
Valle also allegedly refused commands by police officers to stay away from the family members at least five times, according to the arrest report. He finally was taken to the ground by another police officer and handcuffed to restrain him, according to the arrest report.
Valle was charged with disorderly conduct at the East Providence police station. He was given a date to appear in District Court to face the charge, which does not indicate a conviction.