Suspects Arraigned in Disturbance at Wampanoag Ball

police carNORTH FALMOUTH – Falmouth police have released the names of the four people who were arrested early Sunday morning at the Seacrest Beach Hotel at the end of the annual Wampanoag Ball.

The Saturday night party was scheduled to end at 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, which is the approximate time police were called to the hotel.

Felicia Y. Medina, 24, of Fall River was arrested on charges of assault and battery, along with mayhem and disorderly conduct. She was taken into protective custody.

Edwin J. Otero, 25 of Marstons Mills, Matthew R. Lopes, 24, of Mashpee and Crystal Lynn Costa, 33, of East Falmouth were all arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

The four were arraigned in Falmouth District Court today.

Medina’s case was continued to May 5.

Otero’s case was closed upon payment of $100.

Lopes’s case was continued to April 6 and Costa’s case was continued to May 18.

The arrests came during what Falmouth police described as a “large disturbance” in which all available officers were called in to help with the response.

Mutual aid responded from Mashpee, Bourne, Barnstable County Sheriff’s office, and the State Police.

George Regan of Regan Communications, the tribe’s public relations firm, issued a statement about the incident, calling the incident “a brief altercation” that happened after the ball had concluded.

Regan thanked the police for their assistance and said the tribe would be cooperating fully with the investigation.
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