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AYER — On Saturday, Aug. 8, at 7:22 a.m., 31-year old Christina Staley was arrested following her emergency call to the Ayer Police Department for assistance at her 110 Central Avenue address. Upon arrival, Staley was herself arrested with regard to four outstanding warrants out of three courts — Ayer, Leominster and Fitchburg — and in one of those instances on the charge of breaking and entering. She was transported to Nashoba Valley Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the original altercation.

Later that evening, Staley escaped and alluded recapture for eight hours.

Ayer Police Detective Andrew Kularski located Staley in Townsend and placed her back under arrest with the assistance of Townsend Police. Staley was recharged with the still-outstanding warrants, and gained an added charge of escape from police custody.

In relation to the early-morning arrest, 26-year old Garrett Ojala, who is stated as being homeless from Townsend, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (his shoed foot), assault and battery, violating an abuse prevention order and attempted murder by strangulation. Ojala was also charged with being wanted on a Leominster warrant for larceny over $250, possession class E drugs and providing a false name to a police officer.

Ojala had already been arrested in recent weeks by the Ayer Police Department at the same address on June 30 with regard to an alleged fight he was involved in with three residents of the Central Avenue address, including two adults and one teenaged juvenile.

The 110 Central Avenue address has been the focus of prior police investigations, including the May 9 arrest of Andrew Zagwyn, who was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder following a stabbing incident.

Other arrests

On Saturday, Aug. 8, at 12:42 a.m., 22-year old Robert Baker of Acton was arrested following a report of suspicious activity at the Park Street municipal parking lot. He was arrested with regard to two outstanding warrants out of Ayer District Court.

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at 7:04 p.m., 55-year old Mary Andre, homeless, was arrested at Depot Square and charged with walking on the railroad track, disorderly conduct and with violating the town’s bylaw prohibiting open liquor containers in public places.

On Saturday, Aug. 15 at approximately 1 a.m., 26-year old Danielle LaPlante was arrested at her Hatch Street residence and charged with domestic assault and battery. No medical treatment was required for the male victim.

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