The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions.
A Dorchester woman was arrested in the South End on Sunday night for allegedly assaulting another woman.
Boston Police responded to a report of an assault and battery at about 12:23 a.m. on August 4 on West Springfield Street.
The victim told police that a woman came over to her apartment at about 11 p.m. on August 3. The victim believed that the woman was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. According to the report, the woman asked the victim for money and began shouting and acting unruly.
The victim asked the woman to leave her apartment several times, but the woman refused and a heated argument ensued. A struggle followed the argument, and the woman punched the victim in the face. Officers noted that the victim’s mouth was swollen and red.
A witness tried to separate the two. The woman’s mother responded, and told police that the woman had a history of mental disability. The woman told police that she did not mean to harm the victim.
Monica Boyd of 18 Gaston Street, Dorchester, MA was charged with assault and battery on a person over 60 years old. Officers ran Boyd’s information and found that there was a straight warrant for her arrest out of Dorchester District Court for two counts of assault and battery.