Police: Couple fights cop during Manchester Twp. hotel incident
- Police say a couple fought an officer during an incident at the Econolodge in Manchester Township.
- Samuel Wile, 29, and Tamara Gaglione, 36, are charged with aggravated assault.
A woman and her boyfriend allegedly assaulted an officer after she was caught throwing trash off the balcony of a Manchester Township hotel, according to police.
Northern York County Regional Police say Tamara Gaglione resisted arrest, flailing her arms and striking an officer.
Gaglione, 36, of the first block of Central View Road, Dillsburg, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, institutional vandalism, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and harassment.
Police also allege her boyfriend, Samuel Wile, grabbed the officer by the neck when he was trying to arrest Gaglione.
Wile, 29, of the 3800 block of Sylvan Drive, Springettsbury Township, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, obstructing administration of law and harassment.
Police called: An employee at the Econo Lodge at 222 Arsenal Road called police about 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and reported a woman throwing items from the balcony of a second-floor room.
The employee told police the woman, later identified as Gaglione, was being difficult and that she had thrown linens and trash from the balcony, court documents state.
Confrontation: Officer William Nailor, who responded to the incident, knocked on Gaglione's door three times before she answered, and police say she immediately began acting in a "confrontational manner."
When asked about the balcony incident, Gaglione denied any involvement, court documents state.
Nailor told Gaglione that the hotel just wanted her to leave and that if she did, no further action would be necessary.
When Nailor asked Gaglione her name, she said "Nope, not doing this," before turning around and entering the bathroom, police said. Gaglione eventually gave the officer her name, and she then tried walking away from Nailor, charging documents state.
Nailor then tried to place Gaglione under arrest, and she continued walking away while "thrashing her arms," police said.
Resisting arrest: While Nailor was placing Gaglione under arrest, Wile ran from the room toward the officer, saying "Get off her, she's pregnant!" charging documents allege.
While Nailor was struggling with Gaglione, Wile came up behind him and wrapped his arms around his neck, pulling him away from her, police said.
The hotel employee pulled Wile off him, and Gaglione continued resisting, charging documents state.
Police say Gaglione struggled with Nailor in the vestibule, where she continued flailing her arms and legs, and she spun to the ground. Another officer arrived and began to help Nailor, but Gaglione continued flailing her arms, documents state.
Nailor eventually took Gaglione into custody and placed her in his vehicle, where police say she continued being "belligerent" by making defamatory comments.
While in the vehicle, she spat on Nailor's face, police said. She also kicked the door and window.
While Nailor drove her to central booking, Gaglione continued berating him with insults, and she spit in the back of his car, police said.
Lt. David Lash said Gaglione was not visibly pregnant, and the department has no knowledge whether what Wile said is true or not.
'Unaware': After Gaglione was placed in Nailor's vehicle, police spoke with Wile, who apologized for putting his arms around Nailor's neck, charging documents state.
"S. Wile began to apologize for his actions toward me and stated he was unaware I was an officer and was concerned for T. Gaglione's safety," Nailor wrote in court documents.
Nailor then told Wile that he was in full uniform and he announced himself several times before contacting Gaglione — loud enough for Wile to have heard, police said.
The two were arraigned at central booking Saturday night. Gaglione remains in York County Prison in lieu of $7,500 bail.
Wile posted his $7,500 bail Wednesday, Dec. 6, according to the prison. He could not be reached for comment.
Neither have attorneys listed.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday at District Judge Jeffrey Oberdorf's office.
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