Fight, Cocaine Possession Leads to Two Arrests at New Bedford Bar
NEW BEDFORD - Police have arrested two people after responding to a report of a bar fight in New Bedford.
New Bedford Police received a report of a fight at Red J's Lounge at 24 Clifford Street at 1:54 a.m. on Friday.
As a result of the investigation, police arrested John Schaffer, 50, of 1164 Victoria Street, New Bedford, for allegedly throwing a bottle at another patron in the bar. The person was not injured. Shcaffer faces a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
As police were arresting Schaffer, a woman allegedly tried to interfere. The woman, Tracy Souza, 46, of 2088 Phillips Road, Apt. 36, New Bedford, faces charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and possession of cocaine after police found a small amount of the drug on her person.