Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On March 16, 2024, at approximately 2:35 AM, a Missoula Police Department officer responded to a report of a break-in at the TownePlace Suites. Dispatch reiterated to the officer that the 911 caller was TownePlace Suites employee, and a female could be heard in the background calling her a “dumb b***h.”  

Several officers arrived on scene and one could hear banging on a side door of the hotel. He observed a female standing outside of it and identified her as the female that broke the door. He said it appeared that the female was attempting to run back into the hotel.  

The female was detained and the officer believed she was under the influence. The officer grabbed the female’s wrist and tried to put it behind her back, but she continued to pull away. According to court documents, the female was told several times to stop resisting.  

An Officer Identifies the Female

The female was eventually placed into handcuffs and provided a false name. The officer was able to positively identify the female from a prior booking photo as 21-year-old Angelina Zavarelli. 

During this time, Zavarelli was screaming, squirming, and pulling on her handcuffs. For safety reasons, it was decided Zavarelli would be placed into a patrol car. Zavarelli refused to sit in the vehicle and had to be told numerous times to sit down and move her knee inside the vehicle.  

The officer could hear Zavarelli kicking inside the patrol car, the center partition and the windows. Eventually, Zavarelli had to be removed and was placed in a WRAP restrained device and a helmet. Zavarelli was then transported to the Missoula County Detention Center. 

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Employee Explains What Happened

While those officers were dealing with Zavarelli, another officer spoke with the employee who called 911. She said Zavarelli came in and demanded a room. She believed Zavarelli was possibly under the influence. She refused service to Zavarelli and Zavarelli grew more escalated. 

Zavarelli left the hotel lobby but returned a short time later. The employee had locked the front sliding glass door to prevent Zavarelli’s re-entry. The employee told Zavarelli she could not be on the property but Zavarelli refused to leave. 

Zavarelli began making loud noises and being belligerent. ZavarelliThe Defendant then pushed open the door, breaking it off its track and damaging or destroying it while making her reentry into the building.  

The employee said she felt reasonable apprehension of bodily injury due to Zavarelli making threats to her, screaming at her, and then lunging at her after breaking the door. She said she fled to a lobby room, locked the door, and waited for law enforcement to arrive. 

Zavarelli is currently being charged with burglary, obstructing a peace officer, and resisting arrest. 

The information in this article was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable. 

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