HAMPSTEAD – The Hampstead Police arrested a Pasta Loft patron on 10 charges after a call of a fight in the parking lot.
According to Hampstead Police Lt. John Frazier, on Tuesday, April 22, at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to a call from the Pasta Loft bar on East Main Street for a reported fight in the parking lot. Upon arrival, Officer Mark Conway and Detective Robert Kelley found several people attempting to restrain an out-of-control woman on the handicap ramp access to the restaurant.
The officers restrained the woman, who was screaming at them and behaving in what they described as a combative fashion. She was handcuffed and identified as Lauren E. Potvin, 31, 21 Russet Lane, East Hampstead.
The officers reported Potvin appeared intoxicated. Officer Kat Boulter arrived to interview witnesses, who said Potvin was at the bar and had two drinks, made a comment to the bartender about using the bathroom and got up. A short time later, the bartender went to check on Potvin and found she was not in the restroom; he checked outside the front door and saw Potvin attacking another female.
Police reported the bartender intervened to break up the fight and was assaulted by Potvin, bitten on the wrist and elbow, and scratched about the face and chest. According to witnesses, Potvin left the bar and began yelling profanity at a woman and two men standing outside. When they told her to keep walking, she was reported to have attacked the woman.
Interviews reported Potvin had assaulted the three people standing outside the bar by spitting, scratching and biting them. Three of them, including the bartender, had bite wounds. All three refused transport to the hospital.
Potvin was transported to the Hampstead Police Station and booked on seven misdemeanor counts of assault, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of resisting arrest. She was released on personal recognizance bail to appear in Plaistow District Court on June 23.