YPD arrests woman with outstanding warrants who threatened officers

Diane J. Bland

YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police report that on Wednesday at approximately 7:40 PM, patrol officers were dispatched to 134 Old Main Street Apartment #309 for a report of a verbal disturbance inside the apartment.

Patrol Officers arrived and confirmed the disturbance and while attempting to check on the safety of the people inside, were confronted by a female at the apartment door who refused to cooperate while a male in the apartment tried to shut the door.

Police Officers determined that the female, identified as Diane J. Bland, 44, of South Yarmouth had several outstanding warrants for her arrest and advised her that she was wanted and would have to be taken in to custody.

The two Police Officers received a barrage of ongoing verbal and physical threats and expletives from both Bland and the male and called for back-up assistance.

Back up Police Officers arrived and Bland was taken in to custody as she continued to make verbal and physical threats and was continuing to physically resist and kick her legs.

Bland made verbal threats towards the person who made the initial disturbance report to Police department Dispatch Center and then kicked one of the Police Officers in the thigh when exiting the elevator.

She continued her behavior as she was taken out of the building through the hallways of the complex and in to a police cruiser.

As Bland was being transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters she continued to make threats, repeatedly tried to get out of the hand cuffs, and repeatedly kicking the prisoner transportation compartment in the cruiser.

Bland, was found to be highly intoxicated, was eventually processed at YPD Headquarters on charges of warrant arrest (2 counts), disorderly conduct, and assault and battery on a police officer (2 counts) She was placed in a cell under guard.

A short time later, Bland attempted to strangle herself with her sweatshirt and was eventually placed in a special prisoner restraint chair for her own safety and transported to the Emergency Department at Cape Cod Hospital for further mental health evaluation.

She was eventually returned to YPD Headquarters and transported to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment Thursday morning.

The male will be summonsed in to court in the near future.

The Yarmouth Police Department commends the professional responses and actions of the Police Officers involved and is grateful that no one was seriously injured.
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