Mass. woman accused of harassing local man
Published 1:19 pm, Friday, July 14, 2017
WESTPORT — A Massachusetts woman is facing her second violation of a protective order this year after repeatedly attempting to contact the victim in question, police said.
On June 14, Westport police responded to reports of unwanted phone calls at an undisclosed town residence. The victim told police that around 9 p.m. that Wednesday, he had received two unsolicited calls from an unknown number.
The victim told police that he believed the calls were coming from 49-year-old Susan Berry, of Marblehead, Mass., whom he has a protective order against, which states that she is to have no contact whatsoever with him.
The ensuing investigation revealed that the calls did, in fact, come from Berry, police said.
Berry was charged with criminal violation of a protective order. She was held on a $10,000 bond, and she was arraigned in court the following day.
The latest incident marks the second instance where Berry has been charged with violating the court-mandated protective order.
A court had issued the protective order after Berry was arrested in Westport Jan. 4 and charged with second-degree harassment.
After this initial arrest, police said Berry continued to send text messages and emails via an online dating site to the victim for months after officers had warned her not to contact him.
Around 2 a.m. on Feb. 1, the victim awoke to Berry banging on his door. Forty-five minutes later, the victim told police he began getting calls from a number he did not recognize.
In that instance, detectives also connected the unknown phone number belongs to a relative of the 49-year-old Berry, police said. This incident led to charges of first-degree stalking, disorderly conduct and violation of a protective order.
Laura Weiss contributed to this report
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