Five Arrested in Assault at Acropolis

Five Massachusetts women were arrested early Saturday morning after a diner employee was assaulted, according to police.


Five Massachusetts women were arrested early Saturday morning after they allegedly assaulted an employee over a bill, according to police.

got a report of a fight in progress at about 3:15 a.m. at the diner at 1864 Dixwell Avenue, police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said.

When officers got there, they found the victim, a 29-year-old Hamden woman, "on the ground covered in blood," Smith said. She was taken to the Hospital of St. Raphael for treatment of injuries to her nose, forehead and arms, he said.

Officer Nicholas Lovett, who conducted the investigation, found that the five women argued with the victim over their bill, and the victim told them to pay it, Smith said. The woman left but two of them, identified as Brandy Lee Black, 29, Greenfield, MA, and Brooke Rosales-Roberson, 28, of Springfield, MA.,  came back in and assaulted her, Smith said.

"The victim was allegedly punched and kicked in the head and body. Her hair was pulled from her scalp," Smith said. "Investigation further revealed that 3 additional individuals, identified as Keysta Berry, Shamika Barrett and Emily Rosario-Henriquez, joined Black and Roberson in assaulting the victim."

Both Black and Rosales-Roberson was charged with third-degree assault and breach of peace. Both posted $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court April 17. 

Berry, 22, Barrett, 28 and Rosario-Henriquez, 23, all of Springfield, were all charged with breach of peace. They were all released on a written promise to appear in court in Meriden on April 17.


Don Charles April 10, 2012 at 03:57 AM
So they will get a slap on the wrist. ANIMALS!!
SILENT WOLF April 14, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Lowest of all low life , and believe me there is a lot out there.Just by their names I can tell what they are.Here's a woman working at her job and these scum come along and assault her , they had better pay up more than just the money the owe, more like jail time to for an example to pay for their low life way .
thomas April 14, 2012 at 05:40 PM
out of staters preying on us poor nutmeggers, we might be the rudest but we still got dignity
John April 15, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Hey Joe - it is pretty obvious by the second sentence of your comment what "you are"...
Don Charles April 15, 2012 at 08:50 PM
What is the matter John you can't handle the truth as Joe called it.
Bill April 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM
I thought in the state of CT an assault with three or more against one is 1st degree assault ( use of deadly force ). If she had a gun and shot them in self defense which she would have had every right too do, Al Sharpton would be all over it !!!
Gmoney April 17, 2012 at 05:11 AM
LOck Them Up!
Gmoney April 17, 2012 at 05:14 AM
We may be rude but we are the Smartest, & the best drivers! ;) New Yorkers have us 'rude'.
Craig Zac April 20, 2012 at 06:09 PM
so nice to see that things in Hamden are getting better... lol wtf? and none stopped these animals? whats wrong with them, boy, wont they make great moms one day, i always wished my mother had a police record. Imagine being married to one of these *****es? oh what a joy that would be. Where was the manager or other staff of the diner while these wild beasts were beating this poor woman? thats why employees should never try to be a hero, let the manager handle the mad customers, thats his / her job... oh and good job to everyone there who didnt jump in to help her... hope you are never in her position one day with no one with the balls enough to help is around!
Craig Zac April 20, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Gmoney, i thing we are the best drivers in the world, I hate it when I see some car with out of state plates cause they are the ones who dont drive right... and cause traffic.
Christopher April 20, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Christopher April 20, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Good thing it were African Americans that assaulted a white lady. If it were the other way around, it would have been labeled a "hate crime". We would then hav to deal with media everywhere, a picture of the "victim" from when they were 12 years old, and Al Sharpton matching up an down the roads. Good thing hate crimes are only reserved for when the criminals are white. Phew...THAT was a close one.


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