LEOMINSTER – On Monday, June 5, at about 3:01 a.m., Officer Gabrielle Larivee of the Leominster Police Department was dispatched to an apartment in the 5 State Street building following a report of a domestic incident involving a mother and her son.
“Upon arrival I spoke with Shierley Perez who stated that she and her 18-year-old son, [name redacted], got into a verbal altercation,” wrote Officer Larivee in her Narrative for the incident.
Court documents say Perez is 38-years-old and works as a monitor at JYL Transportation.
According to Officer Larivee, Shierley said the argument began when her son took her speaker and Tablet.
“Shierley shut off the WIFI and [her son] got upset, so he threw the Tablet on the ground in the hallway,” wrote Officer Larivee in her Narrative. Perez added that her son didn’t throw the Tablet at her and it wasn’t broken.
According to Officer Larivee, Perez said that her son then sat at the dining room table where she had laid out some decorative ceramic plates. In a fit of rage, Perez swung a plate at her son without hitting him, then punched the plate, shattering it.
“Shierley stated that he went to his room after this,” wrote Officer Larivee in her Narrative. “Shierely then called the police because she wanted [her son] to leave. I explained to her that I can’t make him leave because this is his residence. She was informed that she had to get him evicted through the court.”
Officer Larivee then spoke with Perez’s son to get his side of the story. According to her Narrative, Perez’s son said he began arguing with his mother because she was bad mouthing his father and he was “sick of it.”
“When she turned off the WIFI, he took her speaker and hit it behind a pillow and threw her Tablet on the ground,” wrote Officer Larivee in her Narrative. “[Perez’s son] stated that he was sitting at the dining room table and his mother was about four feet away from him. [He] stated that she swung a ceramic plate at him with both hands. [He stated that he knew the intent to hurt him was there, and she also intended to strike him. [Perez’s son] stated that he isn’t afraid to be hit. He also stated that the plate was broken on the table because she slammed the other plate down on it. He said he didn’t care because it wasn’t his money that was used to buy these things.”
Officer Larivee then gave Perez’s son his abused person notice of rights. He declined an emergency restraining order, so Officer Larivee told him that he could go to the court anytime to get one.
Officer Larivee said she also spoke with Perez’s two other sons (aged 14 and 7) who were in the apartment at the time of the altercation, they said they were asleep in a bedroom when the incident took place, so they didn’t witness it.
“There were no injuries during this altercation and the children appeared to be well taken care of,” added Officer Larivee in her Narrative.
Officer Larivee then placed Perez under arrest for assault with a dangerous weapon (plate).
The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) was also informed of the incident.
Perez was arraigned in Leominster District Court on June 5.
She is scheduled to appear in court again on July 26 for a pretrial hearing.
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