Unruly Patron Arrested at TD Garden for Biting, Kicking and Spitting on Officers, EMTs and Staff


At about 8:50 PM on Saturday, officers working a paid detail in District A-1 (Downtown) at 100 Legends Way (TD Garden) assisted security with escorting a male and female patron from the premise. Officers assisted event security with removing the male patron with relative ease. When officers attempted to remove the female patron, they were met with violent resistance. The female began screaming at officers, threw herself to the ground and refused to leave the premise. The female became physically combative and kicked one of the officers. The female was told she would be placed under arrest for assaulting the officer. At this time, the female, still on the ground, rolled over and tucked her hands underneath her body while lying on her purse refusing to comply with officers’ commands. The female kicked at officers and spit on them before biting one of the officers on the arm. Eventually, the female was placed in handcuffs and escorted to an elevator in an attempt to avoid the stairs, due to her violent nature. 

While on the elevator, the female became combative once again kicking one of the officers with full force. The suspect was removed from the elevator and continued her assault in the stairwell, kicking officers, tying up their legs with hers, causing them to fall multiple times, and digging her nails into the skin of one of the officers. The female was eventually placed on a stretcher with the assistance of Boston EMS and event security. While on the stretcher, the female kicked the EMTs and spit on a staff member.  Officers placed a spit hood on the female and transported her to the district station where she refused booking after throwing a cup of water on the booking officer. 

The female, identified as Stephanie Lavoie, 32-years-old, of Waterbury Vermont, was eventually booked and is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court charges of Assault and Battery on EMS Personnel, Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Battery, Resisting Arrest, and six counts of Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.