Man arrested for allegedly assaulting Dartmouth police

Jun 14, 2020

A man was arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting Dartmouth police officers on Friday.

According to a police department press release, officers were dispatched to the area of Walgreens on State Road to check on the welfare of a man lying in the grass.

The man, identified as Denis Shelagin, 36, was told by officers he would be placed in protective custody based on his level of intoxication.

According to the police, Shelagin allegedly spit on officers, began to fight with them, and threatened to murder them.

He was placed under arrest and transported to St. Luke's Hospital to be evaluated.

Shelagin was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, and four counts of threats to commit a crime (to wit assault and battery and murder).

No other injuries were reported.