June 25, 2018
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Holden woman arrested after police check on her well-being

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

HOLDEN, Maine — A Holden police officer wound up charging a local woman with several misdemeanor offenses Tuesday after she reportedly became combative while police attempted to check on her well-being.

Sharon R. Gilley, 57, was charged with disorderly conduct, refusal to submit to detention or arrest and obstructing government administration after she lashed out verbally and tried to tussle with public safety personnel who were trying to take her to the hospital for an evaluation, Holden police Officer Chris Greeley said Tuesday afternoon.

Greeley said that he and two firefighters were called to Gilley’s apartment at Holden Square shortly before 2 p.m. by a caseworker who had visited Gilley earlier in the day and was concerned about her well-being.

When they arrived, Greeley said, Gilley was “intoxicated and belligerent,” likely because she recently had been served an eviction notice.

“She was not cooperative,” Greeley said. “She resisted, was combative, swearing. She kicked at one of our firefighters but didn’t connect.”

Greeley said Gilley’s misconduct continued after she was handcuffed and while she on her way to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where she was issued a fourth charge — refusing to sign a criminal summons — while still undergoing evaluation.

Greeley said that a hospital security guard told him that Gilley had kicked him in the chest.

“She’s not unknown to the Holden Police Department,” Greeley said, adding that police have been called to her residence in the past.

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