Newton Police Log: Man Arrested at Mayor's Town Hall Meeting
The following information was supplied by the Newton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Adam Quentin Maleson, 53, of 153 Concord St., was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace, police said.
According to Newton Police reports, officers were dispatched to the field house Sunday afternoon for reports of an unruly party. When police arrived on scene, the detective informed them that a man (Maleson) had been "screaming and yelling" and was disturbing the meeting, but had since calmed down.
After responding to the scene, police were in the lobby of the gym when they reportedly heard yelling again, and then spotted Maleson grab his chair, pick it up and "hold it in a threatening manner."
Police then saw Maleson throw the chair to the ground and "aggressively charge" toward the front of the gymnasium, where a woman was making a presentation, reports said.
Reports said the field house was filled with roughly 40-50 people, including Mayor Setti Warren and other Newton officials. The mayor held the town hall meeting on to discuss his proposed $11.4 million override, which will go to the Newton voters on March 12.
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