Police said a South Norwalk woman kicked and bit officers Sunday night while they were trying to take her into custody for creating a disturbance in a rooming house.
Officers were called to 17 Laura St. at 8:36 p.m. on a report of a female resident breaking dishes in the house’s kitchen. When they arrived, a resident said he heard glass breaking in the kitchen, and when he went to investigate a woman there bit him and punched him in the face.
The woman had left the house, but based on the resident’s description, they located her at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Cardinal Street.
According to police spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Cotto, the woman – later identified as Rosemarie Olivio – began to run when she spotted officers, but ended up turning and running into the side of a stone house.
As officers grabbed her, she allegedly attempted to bite one of them. That officer reported that in her attempt to bite her, Olivio bit down so hard on her lip that her mouth was covered with blood.
The officers forced Olivio into a patrol car and took her to Norwalk Hospital. They reported she kicked and screamed throughout the trip, and continued to behave out of control after being brought into the hospital.
While officers were putting her in restraints, she allegedly kicked one of them in the groin and bit another. She also reportedly spit in the face of a nurse while the nurse was attempting to draw blood from her.
Olivio, 28, was charged with second-degree assault, four counts of assault on a police officer, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct.
Cotto said Olivio was transported to state Superior Court in Norwalk Monday morning to be arraigned, but she was taken back to the hospital before her court appearance. Cotto did not know why Olivio was returned to the hospital.
Cotto said the officers did not report why Olivio became violent in the rooming house.