Springfield woman arrested for violation of abuse prevention order, resisting arrest

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SPRINGFIELD — A local woman was arrested Monday after allegedly violating a temporary abuse prevention order and resisting arrest, according to Springfield Police Department officials.

Pamela Runnells, the defendant in the case, is accused of contacting an individual who had an active relief from abuse order against her.

Police received a call around 11:14 a.m. on Feb. 25 reporting that Runnells was at the caller’s property.

Upon investigation by officers Guzzo, Franchi, Singleton, and Chief Burnham, it was determined that Runnells had allegedly breached the terms of the order.

During the arrest, which occurred at about 12:14 p.m., Runnells reportedly resisted police officers.

After being taken into custody, Runnells was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility.

She was lodged with the option of posting $1,000 cash or surety bail.

A citation was issued for Runnells to appear in the Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Windsor Unit, on Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m. to respond to the charges.

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