BRISTOL - A Caesar Drive woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing her neighborâ€™s mail, and pounding another neighborâ€™s car with her fists in front of a police officer.
Lameisha Sherman, 42, is facing charges of second-degree breach of peace, sixth-degree larceny, interfering with police and failure to comply with fingerprint requirements.
According to the police report, an officer on Wednesday at 5:44 p.m. went to the Caesar Drive neighborhood to investigate a theft complaint after a woman accused Sherman of taking mail out of her mailbox. There, police spoke to a neighbor who said she has seen Sherman taking mail from one of her neighborâ€™s mailboxes multiple times and recently got a photo of her doing it. She also accused Sherman of causing other issues in the neighborhood.
An officer then went to Shermanâ€™s home and knocked on the door, but there was no answer. He looked through a window and saw her sitting on the couch, ignoring his request to come to the door, police said. The officer then yelled through the door that he would be applying for a warrant for Shermanâ€™s arrest in the mail investigation, and that her car would be towed because it did not have registration plates.
Shortly thereafter, Shermanâ€™s daughter came outside to talk with police. Sherman then came outside and, as she did, a neighbor got into her car and began to leave. According to police, Sherman ran up to the vehicle and started pounding her fists on it.
An officer then approached Sherman and attempted to restrain her, but she allegedly pulled away. According to the report, the officer tried to calm her down, but she continued resisting and refused to let the policeman handcuff her. The officer then brought Sherman down to the ground for a few moments while he radioed for backup and placed her over the hood of his cruiser until another officer could arrive.
Once back at the police department, Sherman allegedly refused to cooperate with the booking process. She was arraigned Thursday in Bristol Superior Court, where a judge set her bail at $10,050. She had not posted bond as of Thursday afternoon.
Sherman, of 34 Caesar Drive, did not enter a plea, she is due back in court on Jan. 17.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.