Four arrested in ruckus with police at North Shore hotel

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Four people were arrested after an alleged brawl with Pittsburgh police officers called to a North Shore hotel Saturday night to break up a party in a room.

According to a criminal complaint, 10 officers responded to the Residence Inn by Marriott on West General Robinson Street about 9:20 p.m. on a report of an “over-occupied” room.

When a manager and a hotel security guard led police to the room, they found “numerous small children under the age of three,” and a room full of adults, including four who began arguing with the hotel manager when he told them the room was too crowded and they had to leave.

Paris Matthews, Jamar Matthews and Tiffany Matthews, of Larimer, and Rayonda West, of the Hill District, allegedly shut the door and locked the deadbolt, shouting that they would not leave without a full refund. Officers were able to get inside after Paris Matthews opened the door, telling the officers she was "on the phone with corporate and they were allowed to stay." The complaint says officer Stacey Schell pushed Ms. Matthews after she “stepped into officer Schell’s personal space” and pointed a finger.

Paris Matthews, who allegedly punched and kicked at the officers and was eventually subdued with multiple shocks from Tasers, and Tiffany Matthews were charged with aggravated assault, defiant trespass, resisting arrest and obstruction. Jamar Matthews and Rayonda West were charged with defiant trespass and obstruction.

rzullo@post-gazette or 412-263-3909. Twitter: @rczullo.


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