WATERVILLE — A woman and her teenage daughter were arrested Friday night after assaulting police officers who were trying to serve a summons at their Gold Street apartment for underage drinking, according to the Waterville Police Department.

Sherrie A. Martins, 37, and her 16-year-old daughter were arrested and charged with assault, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and obstructing government administration after an altercation with Waterville police officers, according to Sgt. Lincoln Ryder.

Police went to the apartment in response to a report at 10:25 p.m. Friday about three intoxicated juveniles on Grove Street, in Waterville’s South End neighborhood, Ryder said. The three teenagers, two 16-year-olds and a 14-year old, were issued summons for underage drinking and released to their parents, he said.

Part of the juvenile summons process is having a parent or guardian sign the court summons, Ryder said. Martins was “intoxicated and uncooperative” when officers Ryan Dinsmore and Kyle MacDonald tried to serve the summons at Martins’ nearby 18 Gold St. apartment, Ryder said.

According to Ryder, Martins tried to block MacDonald from leaving the residence and refused to get out of the way. When MacDonald was able to move by her, she hit him on the back of the head with her hand; and when Dinsmore went upstairs to help, Martins grabbed him by the throat and kicked him. As officers were trying to arrest Martins, her daughter interceded and punched MacDonald in the face, he added.

Martins was pepper-sprayed during the altercation, which took place on a small porch at the top of three flights of stairs, Ryder said. Two other people were at the apartment during the incident, he said.

Both Martins and the teenager were arrested. The 16-year-old was released to another relative at the residence. Martins was taken to the Kennebec County jail and held in lieu of $1,000 bail.

Peter McGuire — 861-9239

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