Disturbance at Tobey Hospital Leads to Violent Assault on Officers

Subject faces 2 counts of A&B on a police officer, strangulation and more...
Paul Patterson, age 50, of Wareham faces multiple charges after a violent assault at Tobey Hospital. (WPD booking photo)

From the Wareham Police Department:

On Wednesday, September 18, at 8:30 p.m., Wareham Police responded to the Tobey Hospital emergency room for a disturbance. At the scene, Officers Christopher Corner and Lorenzo Grosso found a male who was acting unruly and swearing loudly. In addition, it was discovered that the male had attacked another male, grabbing him by the neck just prior to the officer’s arrival. As a result, Paul Patterson, 50, of Wareham, was placed under arrest.

Later, at the police station Mr. Patterson became combative and attacked officers when they attempted to take a cell phone from him. During the scuffle Mr. Patterson kicked Officer Nate Aronson and Sgt. Steve Soqui. Mr. Patterson then grabbed Officer Aronson by his uniform shirt at the neck and attempted to strike him with his other hand. After a violent struggle Mr. Patterson was finally secured in a holding cell, but remained combative.

Mr. Patterson is charged with:
• Disorderly conduct
• Disturbing the peace
• Strangulation
• 2 Counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

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